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We have some of the most interesting discussions in our offices. I was out of town last week but when I returned, my coworkers informed me that they had a very spirited discussion about the most attractive and unattractive people in reality television. I won’t share who we didn’t find attractive. That wouldn’t be nice but I’ll give you a little peek into the list of fine brothas. (This list just so happens to be all black men.) What I learned from this conversation is that standards of beauty and attractiveness are completely subjective. My coworkers were making suggestions I really could not support, some of these picks made this list; but then again, they didn’t like everyone I suggested either. So without further adieu, let’s jump in and see who made the cut. If your favorite reality star cutie didn’t make the list, be sure to leave his name in the comments section.
Editor’s Note: Please keep in mind that this list is based on physical looks alone! Some of the men listed have some disgusting personal flaws but we’re just discussing the physical…and nothing else.
Kenya Moore Denies Homewrecker Allegations, Says Phaedra ‘Coached’ Apollo To Suggest She Came Onto Him
One major highlight from Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion special was when Kenya Moore and Apollo Nilda began hurling accusations at one another about inappropriate and suggestive behavior. It all started after the husbands joined the ladies on the stage and Andy questioned Apollo about his feelings towards Kenya considering the drama that popped between her and his wife. Apollo expressed that professionally, he didn’t really care much for Kenya, which is where things got interesting. The former Miss U.S.A hastily injected, implying that Apollo was in hot pursuit of her.
“Maybe you should stop texting me then,” she replied, shocking her co-stars and the audience.
All hell broke loose following her statement. Apollo accused the actress of trying to get with him since the group’s Anguilla trip and even went on to say that she’s been offering to perform sexual favors better than his wife ever could. Moore of course denied these accusations and she still continues to maintain her innocence. In a recent Bravo TV blog titled “Addressing the Apollo Rumors,” she even insists that Phaedra “coached” Apollo on accusing her of coming onto him. An excerpt from her post reads:
“Apollo and I had initially communicated via group text and emails when collaborating on the workout video. We were amiable to one another even after the deal fell through and remained cordial. Despite his desperate outburst, neither of us acted inappropriately.”
“It was just as shocking for me to hear him make accusations that I, in effect, propositioned him. So shocking that I had to laugh at just how contrived and rehearsed it was. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, I’m certain Apollo was coached by Phaedra.”
“I feel sorry that Apollo’s wife is so sadistic that she will do anything to malign, embarrass, disenfranchise, and slander me because I beat her at her own game.”
There’s just one issue with Kenya’s story. If Bravo aired the conversation in the same order that it occurred, Kenya is actually the one who initiated the conversation about texting. Now unless Phaedra has mastered the art of mind control, Kenya may be going a little overboard with the accusations and giving Phaedra a little too much credit. Did Phaedra also “coach” Kenya on how to interrupt Apollo as he was speaking to say “stop texting me?” Ms. Parks is good, but I doubt she’s that good.
What do you think of Kenya’s post?
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Stewart may assume the ditzy role and make some very questionable comments at times, but our girl has proven that she’s no fool. Just last month the Georgia peach expressed that her upcoming music project would be inspired by the love shared between she and Kordell Stewart. But in the wake of Kordell’s surprising divorce filing, the reality star seems to be singing a rather different tune (literally). She recently told ABC News Radio that she definitely plans to allow her current situation and the emotions that she is experiencing as a result of the divorce to lead her creatively in certain aspects of her album.
“What I’m going through I absolutely want to pour into some music. I’m living what a lot of people across the world have been through. And I’m going to use my voice, and my spirit, and my passion and pain and put it into this new song and release it,” she said of her upcoming project.
She also maintains that she still isn’t sure what caused the divorce.
“It was like an out of body experience. I didn’t think it was really happening so it was definitely not what I wanted to wake up to that morning. No wife wants a divorce and you definitely don’t want to live it out in public. I’m sure I’ll find that out [what caused the divorce] sooner or later.”
She went on to say that although she’s “single,” she still loves Kordell and is not interested in dating right now.
“I’m not really interested in that [dating] right now. Everything is so fresh. The love for my husband is there. The situation is disappointing. So, I’m not even thinking about that. It’s a long time before I consider any of these requests for dates.”
What do you think of Porsha’s plans to sing about her heartbreak?
Towards the conclusion of part three of Real Housewives of Atlanta’s reunion show, NeNe told Andy Cohen that she would be speaking to him about which Atlanta housewife should be fired and replaced by someone new. Many guessed that she was referring to the very pregnant Phaedra Parks, as she appears to be the one who NeNe has the most issues with. During a recent episode of The Wendy Show, Wendy expressed that she too believed that NeNe was referring to Phaedra and that she couldn’t agree more that it’s time for Phaedra to hit the road. Professor Wendy also graded all of the housewives on how they were portrayed this season and when it came to Ms. Parks, the media maven served her with a big fat F.
“Phaedra, you started out as everything a lot of young girls want to be and that is a lawyer or at least someone who requires a lot of education. You went from being a smart lawyer who gave an ex-con a chance, which is forgiving and I gave you a plus for that. You’ve tumbled down into just being ratchet. Phaedra, I wonder if you’re the one NeNe was talking about when Andy asked last night if someone needs to go off of the show. Phaedra, it needs to be you.”
Of course Wendy being Wendy had plenty more shade to throw at Phaedra’s RHOA co-stars. She also accused Kandi of hiding something about her relationship with Todd and called her spin-off show “unnecessary.”
“Kandi, I give you an A for that hair. But for this season overall, I must say that there is something sketchy about that relationship with Todd. There’s something about you and Todd that I’m looking at with the squinty eyes. And there’s something about you on the show overall. I’m thinking that you’re holding back because you’ve got that spin-off show, which is very unnecessary. Kandi, you get a C, sorry.”
Turn the page to see footage of Wendy serving up shade. Do you think Bravo needs to get rid of Phaedra as a housewife?
This season of Real Housewives of Atlanta showed a very in love NeNe and Gregg taking the steps to show the world that their bond has only become tighter after officially divorcing in 2011. And this was proven when Gregg proposed to the burgeoning actress and reality TV queen a second time around (and she of course said yes). And now things seem to be going in a great direction. They’ve got their own reality show about the preparation of the wedding in the works (I Dream of Nene: The Wedding), NeNe received a huge raise for the next season of RHOA, and she’s already picked some of her bridesmaids, as we reported earlier today. But according to reports, before we can say the couple will be “happily ever after,” they’ve got to come to an agreement. Aka, somebody (Gregg) needs to sign a prenuptial agreement. A family friend says they’re bumping heads about him signing one. The source had a lot to say.
“NeNe loves Gregg and hopes their marriage will last this time, but if it doesn’t work out she wants him to walk away only with what he’s bringing into it. She says she earned what she’s got by herself, and is demanding Gregg sign a prenup or there won’t be a wedding.”
But according to the same source, Gregg is a bit disappointed that she would want him to sign a prenuptial agreement since he doesn’t think he has taken advantage of her in any way in the past to warrant such a move:
“He feels he has always supported NeNe. Their divorce was not about spending too much or stealing from her, so he doesn’t think he needs a piece of paper to show he won’t take advantage.”
But yet and still, NeNe doesn’t want to play the fool. “The prenup is not up for discussion. If Gregg doesn’t sign on the dotted line, NeNe won’t be saying ‘I do.”
Well, we will see about all that, because Leakes hasn’t confirmed or denied any of this information. But with all that she has going on and all the money she has been raking in recently, it doesn’t seem like a bad idea (especially since they have already divorced once). And since Gregg, a real estate investor and businessman, was struggling with his money not too long ago, it seems she just wants to take some precautions since she’ll clearly be the one bringing home a majority of the bacon. So what is a gal to do?
Do you think she should make him sign a prenuptial agreement before walking down the aisle with Gregg again?
Last night Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Stewart made an appearance of Bravo TV‘s Watch What Happens Live following the conclusion of part three of RHOA’s reunion special. During the appearance, the Georgia peach chatted it up with Andy Cohen and actress Vivica Fox about the show and feeling betrayed by her husband’s divorce filing, which has played out very publicly over the past month. She even expressed that she learned that her marriage was over via Twitter, of all places. Check out some of what she had to say.
On not knowing that Kordell would file during the reunion show taping:
“I was totally blindsided. At the reunion I did feel some kind of way because I did want my husband there with me. But I was standing strong representing for my family. I was a wife. That’s my title. And that’s what I took ownership of. When I found out about the divorce it was absolutely a surprise.”
On learning of Kordell’s filing:
“I was laying in the bed and I woke up and I tweeted ‘Today is the first day of the rest of your life.’ I put the phone down and I took another nap like I always do sometimes and I looked back at my phone and my sister was calling me over and over. She said ‘Have you heard?’ and I’m like ‘Heard what?’ So I said let me go back to Twitter. The first thing I see is ‘Kordell divorcing Porsha.’ And I’m thinking this is just a crazy joke. Yeah, I found out from Twitter. I called my sister back and said ‘I’m going to ask him about it.’”
On confronting Kordell:
“I went in there and I asked him. He was there [in the other room]. And I asked my husband, I asked him had he filed. Just a long story short, I felt very disappointed and let down. When I got married I meant it for life. I always said I would never get a divorce unless he cheated on me or something like that. He didn’t [tell my why]. First of all, I had to find out from my attorney that it was true. We looked it up online, found out that it was true that he had actually filed. I was just heartbroken. I am still right now. I’m a brave woman and I know that I’m living this out in front of the world because of the way it was done. You know, on the Internet, I’m in the public eye and everybody knows about it.”
On how she copes with still living with Kordell:
“Yes [we're still living together]. I’m from Atlanta. I’m born and raised in Atlanta. I have friends and family so I spend time away, I spend time home. It’s a difficult situation right now. It’s something that I did not want at all. I had asked ‘Can we work this out?’, ‘Can we go to counseling?’ What you saw at the reunion was a wife trying her last try. When you are married you need to put 150% into your marriage, no matter what. And if it doesn’t work, you need to be able to walk away and say, ‘I tried.’ I feel at the end of the day that it was just a betrayal that I suffered from and that’s something I’m going to have to move on with. But at least I know I put in my best.”
“We’re in the same house. I didn’t say we speak and I didn’t say I’m cooking. It ain’t no eggs and bacon and ham hocks no mo’.”
Turn the page to see footage of Porsha chatting it up with Andy and Vivica. Are you shocked that Kordell was in the very next room when Porsha learned he was divorcing her?
Last night, I expected to walk away from the latest episode of “Iyanla Fix My Life” even more disgusted with former NFL star Bob Whitfield than I had already been. But in the end, I actually felt a little compassion for the ex-husband of former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Sheree Whitfield, and more sad and disappointed by her actions than his, oddly enough.
In my mind, Sheree marks the second client in a row who has come on Iyanla’s show unwilling to do the work (DMX being the first). Most RHOA fans will admit Sheree has seemed phony from day one, but for some reason I imagined that act was for those cameras and she wouldn’t dare get on this show pretending. But after seeing how she acted on a show that was supposed to be about resolving issues, it appears phoniness is a way of life for her, from her farce of a marriage to the grandiose plans of Chateau Sheree — which Iyanla got on her about by the way.
Heading out to the lot which is still ladden with dirt mounds and the outline of an incomplete home, Iyanla asked Sheree how she could build an edifice like that but still need child support from Bob. She then proceeded to ask the former reality star what Chateau Sheree was about and when she said it was about her kids, Iyanla shut that down and told her the extravagant home wasn’t about her kids at all, but about her. And how could she really argue with that? The name says it all.
Caiming that home is about her kids isn’t the only pretending Sheree has done. Both she and Bob admitted to pretending to actually be in a real marriage and be happy. Sheree admitted that Bob didn’t even come home the second night after their wedding and he told Iyanla that he really wasn’t “into her at the time of her first pregnancy.” He basically thought the least he could do in that predicament was try to create a family unit for their unplanned child, hence their marriage. Last night he sang a totally different tune though, telling Sheree he had needed her to be his number one cheerleader when they were married but now that she’s made him out to be a deadbeat dad in the media, he’s done trying to have any type of dealings with her and would prefer to have contact directly with their kids rather than go through her. He said:
“I really don’t like you…and I feel like you don’t like me either. I think it’s almost best we stay unliked. I’m not going to love you from here on out. I’ll respect you because of who you are to my children.”
Sheree said she doesn’t like Bob either, but didn’t cop to being hurt that her ex-husband and father of her children could have such harsh things to say about her. Iyanla then scolded both parents, telling Bob shame on him for not liking the mother of his children and shaming Sheree for not liking her children’s father.
In the end, Bob and Sheree claimed they would work on co-parenting better but with the stipulations Sheree tried to place on Bob’s ability to see their son and daughter, Iyanla was clear with her that her anger and resentment toward Bob was overshadowing what was best for their kids. And since Sheree couldn’t even admit to harboring those feelings, the two would likely be in the same place once their session ended.
As of now, that appears to be true as the update at the end of the show reported that Bob was working on being a better father and noted that Sheree neglected to even provide an update on where things stand.
Check out footage from last night’s episode on the next page. Did you watch?
Alleged Former Friend Of Phaedra Parks Accuses Her Of Being A Criminal And A Con Artist Who Slept With Her Husband
A woman by the name of Jessica Voker, who claims that she’s a former friend and criminal accomplice to Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Phaedra Parks, has been spilling tea in the media lately, alleging that the attorney-turned-reality star has a criminal past so filthy it would make the most ruthless ex-cons blush. During an interview with Hip Hop Daily Press yesterday, Voker made claims that Phaedra has had her hand in a wide range criminal operations including prostitution and mortgage fraud.
On her relationship with Phaedra:
“Phaedra was my son’s godmother. My affiliation started with her back in 2000. I met her through my ex-husband at a huge carwash on Peachtree street. [Her southern belle act] is really cute, but it’s a lie. I started calling her ‘faker’ years ago. You know, just finding out that she was sleeping with my husband, all of the criminal activity that she was involved in, everything that she had me involved in and everything that she would allow herself to do. Now I do believe people can change. I’ve changed; however, she’s still a grimey person. She’s still conniving and sneaky.”
On Phaedra’s alleged criminal past:
“She has her hands in things that people wouldn’t believe that she’s a part of. To keep it real, I’m sure he [Apollo] is cleaner than her. This woman does mortgage fraud, prostitution, all types of things. He didn’t ever involve himself with anything like that…”
“I’m sure a lot of people will come out of the woodworks once my book comes out and I’m sure Fulton County would like to know some things as well.”
“When I met her she was on top of her gold J30 Infiniti, beat up, with makeup all in the car, dirty, in a short dress, clapping her a** in front of Too Short and my husband and several other people at a car wash at 3 o’clock in the morning.”
On claims that Phaedra slept with her ex-husband:
“I divorced him [my ex-husband]. He’s incarcerated. He’s supposed to get out of jail next year. She still takes his calls and has promised him all kinds of things when he gets out. She’s really grimey. She will be your best friend and then turn around be with your man and take everything from you. That’s who she is. She wants to hurt you. She’s very evil and vindictive.”
On Phaedra and Apollo’s marriage:
“She has a key to the door he wants in right now. I’m sure she has a lot of stuff on him and he has a lot of stuff on her. It’s not love there. You can see that it’s fake. It’s something there that I’m sure will come out eventually.”
While we certainly cannot confirm whether or not any of Jessica’s claims about Phaedra are true, we can say that her story sounds very similar to that of Angela Stanton, who penned a 2012 tell-all about her alleged experiences with Parks called Lies of a Real Housewife. As a disclaimer, we should note that Voker is in the process of penning a book about her life, which it appears will include information about her alleged nitty-gritty criminal dealings with Phaedra. So there may be a bit of motive there.
Turn the page to listen to Jessica’s full interview. What are your thoughts on all of this?
After much speculation, hint dropping and ear hustling, Bravo has officially announced NeNe Leakes’ spin-off show. I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding will document the Real Housewives of Atlanta star as she prepares to say “I do” (again) to her ex-husband-turned-fiancé, Gregg Leakes. The platinum-haired glammother took to her Twitter page yesterday to share the good news.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will of course, feature NeNe’s hubby-to-be Gregg, celebrity wedding planner Tiffany Cook and NeNe’s RHOA pals Cynthia Bailey and Marlo Hampton, who will both be bridesmaids in the ceremony. The series is scheduled to premiere in the fall and is a product of True Entertainment and NeNe Leakes Productions for Bravo.
US Weekly is also reporting that the spin-off will document NeNe as she attempts to smooth things over with her estranged father and Gregg’s children from a prior relationship. This should be very interesting, as the troubled relationship between NeNe and her stepchildren has played out quite publicly. Back in 2011, Damian Leakes, NeNe’s stepson told Radar Online that the very rich reality star pretends that Gregg’s five other children don’t even exist.
“We are the forgotten side of the family. There’s so much talent with the kids he left behind. She knows us and she knows we have issues from about 15 years ago and it’s time to address them. She’s become a household name with our last name, but we’re non-existent.We need some closure. We need to know what did we do to cause this? What did we do to get Gregg to say ‘I’m going to abandon this family! I’m not going to try to be your friend or work with you or understand!’ We knew she [NeNe] didn’t like us– maybe he had too many kids. We didn’t know what her actual ordeal was.A TV show could be building process for Gregg and his kids because no one ever knew he had kids. There’s a lot of healing that needs to go on and a lot of animosity.”
Damian also said that NeNe probably wants to keep her distance from them [he and his siblings] out of fear that they may spill some damaging secrets about her.
Will you be watching I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding when it airs?
This past Sunday when part two of the Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion Show aired, NeNe revealed where her deep-rooted disdain for co-star Phaedra Parks stems from. According to NeNe, two years ago when Phaedra first joined the RHOA cast, the mom-to-be reached out to her (NeNe’s) “half-sisters,” looking to dig up dirt about her.
“You do not mess with my family, because I don’t mess with none of these girls! Including wig and including big nose Sheree! I never went behind they back and tried to get with they family members. None of that! The only people that do that are people that are really dirty and Phaedra did that because she wanted to harm me,” NeNe proclaimed so strongly that even Andy Cohen appeared a bit intimidated by her rage.
NeNe went on to say that her sisters told her about their meeting with Phaedra and that her sisters want to be a part of her life. After the show aired, a woman who appears to NeNe’s sister took to her Facebook page to call NeNe out for playing Hollywood and calling her a half-sister. She even threatened to expose the nitty-gritty about NeNe and the reason she hasn’t spoken to her sisters in 8 years.
Her status opened the floodgates for commenters, but here are a few of the more interesting responses to her post made by women who are also believed to be NeNe’s sisters.
There seems to be a lot hurt and anger there. Hopefully the sisters can eventually sit down and resolve their differences.
Check out a clip from the reunion show of NeNe tearing into Phaedra for reaching out to her sisters. What do you make of all of this?