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Porsha Williams’ Attorney Says Kenya Moore Was “Primary Aggressor” In Fight, Plans To Purse Felony Charges Against Her

April 22nd, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Porsha and Kenya II

After Part I of the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion, which included Porsha dragging Kenya Moore down by her hair, I’ve found quite a divide in people’s reactions to the whole messy scene. Many think that Moore pushed Williams one too many times and deserved what she got (this sentiment was felt by RHOA cast mates as well), while others thought Porsha acted out of control, and that trying someone doesn’t necessarily equal the right to dish out a butt whooping. Porsha Williams has remained quiet about everything, but her lawyer, Joe S. Habachy, told TheWrap that he and his client plan to pursue felony charges against Moore, and that SHE was the actual aggressor in the whole fight.

“Cast member Kenya Moore sought out the warrant and, although the claim is unfounded, Ms. Williams fully cooperated with investigators and looks forward to clearing her name.

Furthermore, several cast mates and witnesses report that it was clear that Kenya Moore was undoubtedly the primary aggressor in the incident. Thus, Ms. Williams, who has never been arrested before, intends to contest the pending misdemeanor and to pursue felony charges against Kenya for aggravated assault.”

But could Williams have had some things in her system that pushed her to behave in the manner in which she did that night? According to Radar Online, an insider at the reunion show claims she was drinking wine (and a lot of it) in her dressing room before the reunion show. While I don’t necessarily know if I believe all that, it could explain why she had that very emotional moment right after the scuffle, where she was crying and screaming on the ground. It was so bad that she needed to be consoled, and carried away, by members of her beauty team.

Porsha was drunk…  there were two bottles of wine in her dressing room. She came to fight Kenya and needed some liquid courage! 

She is very unstable. She’s been taking medications and mixing it with alcohol.

Bravo knows that she is now nothing but a liability. Her attack on Kenya failed, and she lost her mind. It’s all very sad.”

But whatever is going on with Williams, I think we all need to put aside our dislike of Moore and be honest in the fact that there was no reason for that attack. Annoying props or not (and shame on Bravo producers for allowing all that), it was just a poor choice by Williams, and whatever consequences there are, she will need to deal with them, learn and move forward.

But you share your thoughts on all of this below.

Kenya Moore Releases Statement On RHOA Reunion Fight: My Intellect Is My Most Powerful Weapon — Not My Fists

April 21st, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Kenya Moore Releases Statement On RHOA Reunion Fight

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Last night the world — or at least 3-4 million viewers or so — caught the disturbing RHOA reunion fight that went down between Porsha Stewart and Kenya Moore. Prior to the viewing, we knew that Kenya had called the police on Porsha after the altercation and that last Thursday Porsha turned herself in to the authorities on charges of battery, but neither woman had spoken outright on the situation until now. This morning, Kenya decided to release a statement on the matter through her publicist, which reads:

During the taping of the Reunion Episode for the Real Housewives of Atlanta, I was violently attacked by Porsha Williams. The episode, which aired tonight, Sunday, April 20, 2014, was taped in front of an audience of over 50 people, which included cast, crew, guests and executives, who served as witnesses. I called 911 to report the incident. The Atlanta police conducted an independent investigation, which included viewing the raw footage of the incident.  As a result, Porsha Williams was charged with battery. The authorities will decide her fate, not me.

There are many inflammatory statements made by cast members to and about each other particularly during the reunion tapings. Many have made untrue, denigrating, disparaging, and inflammatory statements against me in an attempt to provoke me, but I have never reacted in a violent way.  My intellect and my brain are my most powerful weapons—not my fists. If people get so angry that they lose control and admittedly “black out” and resort to violence, those persons must be held responsible for their actions. Being a cast member on a reality show does not absolve people of their rights.

After being repeatedly attacked by an abusive boyfriend at the age of 17, if someone puts their hands on me, I will not just let it go.  With that said, I sought self-defense training developed for the Israeli military. I’ve also been trained in weapons. I can take someone down in three moves. It took discipline for me not to respond in kind.  As violent responses escalate, they can quickly result in severe injury or even death.

Being the second Black woman to be crowned Miss USA, there are little girls who look up to me. I would never want those girls, my nieces, or my future children to see me fighting anyone. That’s the lesson we should all want to send, especially to young people—that no matter how angry someone makes you feel by what they say to or about you, violence is never an option. #stoptheviolence

While Kenya may be right about women needing to use more discipline in situations like this, is anyone else over her playing the victim when she continually provokes people to the point of violence? She may not have put her hands on anyone during the reunion taping, but I don’t think anyone would say she’s innocent. What do you think?

 

“I’m So Embarrassed!” Scepters Are Pointed, Shade Is Thrown And Kenya’s Hair Gets Snatched: RHOA Reunion

April 20th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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An hour full of watching people argue might be some people’s cup of tea, but it was a tad bit stressful for me, especially when one of those arguments turned into an actual physical altercation. But aside from hair getting snatched, there wasn’t a whole lot going on with the RHOA reunion (part one) so far, aside from it being The Kenya Show. Rumors were cleared up and shade was thrown heavily, of course, but that was about it. The conversation was definitely flowing on social media, so let’s get it flowing here!

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Bravo

Were You Feeling The Looks Of The Ladies?

First and foremost, let’s talk about how the ladies looked for the much anticipated reunion. Porsha was looking quite gorgeous in her Ralph and Russo London gown, hair fabulous as always, as she showed off her implants (“Do they look new?”). Cynthia shined with a red lip in black Alexandre Vauthier, while Kandi was sparkling in a gown that they couldn’t pinpoint because she had a last minute wardrobe malfunction and had to switch it up. Phaedra was lovely in laced Dolce & Gabbana, and Kenya looked ravishing in red J. Mendel. As for NeNe, she looked quite interesting in a bright pink Marc Bouwer gown with an equally bright blond hairdo. Whose look were you loving?

[Photos] Porsha Williams Doesn’t Sweat Battery Charge, Parties After Posting Bail

April 18th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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While she might have just taken a mug shot and been charged with simple battery (a misdemeanor) for her attack on Kenya Moore, Porsha Williams didn’t let any of that get her down. She may have regretted her behavior on the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion show, but Williams is over worrying about it, and sure wasn’t worried when she turned herself to the sheriff’s office.

Before turning herself in to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department in Atlanta earlier in the week to take that now infamous mugshot, Williams actually posted a lighthearted selfie, with the caption, “But 1st let me take a selfie!”

Instagram

Instagram

As you can see, she has on the same exact outfit and makeup she did in the mugshot. And after being released on a $2,000 bond she paid, and snapping that very glamorous mugshot, Williams continued on as if none of these very serious matters happened, hosting a party at Reign Nightclub in Atlanta with her sister, Lauren, and friends. She put on a curve-hugging blue dress,  got her drink and two-step on, did a hookah pipe, smiled for the cameras and gave the ‘I ain’t got no worries’ face (aka, she stuck her tongue out at the camera). Check out all the pictures of Williams partying it up below and on the next page, and share your thoughts.

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“I Just Hope That NeNe Finds God”: Marlo Responds To NeNe’s “Man-Ho” Comment On WWHL

April 17th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Marlo Hampton

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Personally, I think it’s sad to watch two former “friends,” two grown women, air out their middle school like beef for the media to run with. But since there’s not much else going on in the entertainment/pop culture world, I’ll just put this out there for you all to discuss…again.

Many of you cringed watching NeNe’s “Watch What Happens Live” interview with Andy Cohen. When she wasn’t looking irritated with the whole process, NeNe took time to drag former BFF and bridesmaid at her wedding Marlo Hampton, calling her man-ho. Real cute.

Well, you know Marlo wasn’t going to take that lying down. In an interview with Radar Online, Marlo said she found NeNe’s interview to be childish.

She told Radar, “How elementary is that name calling? She’s a grown, happily married woman. I’m completely appalled by her childish actions. Man-Ho? Really? That’s low.”

And while most of us can agree that that’s true, it didn’t stop Marlo from stooping to her level.

“If she’s going to be dirty about my looks, well, let’s talk about that nose job. Her nose job needs a nose job!”

But she didn’t stop there.

“She’s still under construction. That nose job is still not right. I’m not being mean. I’m just being honest.”

During her WWHL interview claimed the dissolution of their friendship really began because of the alleged drama that Marlo caused during her wedding.

Hampton says that’s not true and NeNe didn’t begin to distance herself from her until much later. In fact she said the star of the RHOA in vied her to hang out at least five times after the wedding and the two kept in contact via texts and phone calls.

“She’s just upset I filmed with Kenya Moore. At one point, NeNe thee-way called me with Cynthia Bailey. She was like, ‘I heard you’ve been taping with Kenya. I don’t like her and I want to know whose team you’re on.’ Well, I told her, I’m on Team Marlo, and you can’t tell me whom I can and can’t tape with.

And that’s when things went sour.

“When she heard that Kenya and I were at the Herve [Leger] fashion show in New York, NeNe went crazy! She called me yelling, ‘What are you with her for?! Get away from here. I don’t want you hanging with her.”

The two communicated one more time after that through a text message but there was no resolution. In fact, it went from bad to worse.

“We were both just like, ‘Don’t call me. You’re blocked!’”

So mature.

Radar asked Marlo if she ever thought she and NeNe could be friends again, she said:

“it’s definitely possible. I just hope that NeNe finds God. I believe her fans deserve the truth and feel she needs to revisit the commandment, ‘Thou shall not lie.’ Oh, and I wish her nothing but the best in Hollywood.”

Oooo chile. When you bring the Lord and His commandments into your beef, you know it’s real.

It would seem that as an outsider looking in that NeNe has a lot of clout when it comes to RHOA and so Radar asked her if she was worried about losing her position on the show. Marlo insisted that NeNe had no power to kick her off and she told her fans, “Don’t worry. I’m not going anywhere.”

Where You Been? Leon

April 17th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Remember Leon from “The Five Heartbeats,” “Temptations,” “Cool Runnings,” and “Waiting To Exhale”? Well we found our favorite actor and asked him plain and simple: where you been?

Leon hasn’t exactly disappeared, but it’s been a hot minute since we’ve seen him on our TV screens, let alone the big screen, so we reached out to see what the 52-year-old has been up to lately and what he has in the works. We also asked Leon about his daughter with Cynthia on Real Housewives of Atlanta and if he’s as worried about her dating as her mom is. Check out the video above and tell us what you think. Have you been missing Leon?

 

Kandi Burruss Addresses Todd’s Reluctance To Sign Their Prenup: ‘He Always Said He Would Sign It’

April 16th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: Instagram

Just days after Kandi and Todd tied the knot, Mama Joyce came forward and revealed that there was a bit of disharmony between the bride and groom a few days before the wedding because due to Todd’s refusal to sign the prenuptial agreement.

“I got a little pissed at the bridegroom the night before this wedding,” Joyce explained. “He kind of held up on signing the prenup and didn’t come to the rehearsal dinner because he didn’t want to sign it. His mom said she didn’t see no reason for him to have to sign because they were in love. He was the one who didn’t have a damn thing, but that’s another story. But from what I understand, he did sign.”

During a recent interview with the Tom Joyner Show, Kandi admitted that there was an issue regarding the signing of the prenup in the days preceding the wedding, but not for the reason that most of us may have been lead to believe.

“He always said that he would sign it, but I guess after he had met with his attorney they were bringing up stuff that they felt like was unfair. It wasn’t anything to do with the money part. My attorney had added some things that would normally be in a will. Itwas some extra stuff.”

As for Fantasia’s colorful wedding speech, Kandi says people blew it way out of proportion.

“It really wasn’t that serious,” the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star expressed. “I hate that people tried to turn it into something else. It didn’t bother me at all. I was laughing my butt off. I thought it was funny. She had a drink or two, so she was feeling good. She’s supposed to feel comfortable around me. It bothered me that people tried to make more out of it than what it really was.”

Kandi also confirmed rumors that Mama Joyce and Todd’s mom, Miss Sharon, don’t get along so well. Apparently we’ll be able to witness the in-law drama unfold once her Bravo wedding special airs.

Listen to Kandi’s full interview below.

 

Peter Thomas And Cynthia Bailey Respond To NeNe’s Claims That Cynthia Isn’t Loyal And Brings Nothing To RHOA

April 15th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Image Source: Instagram.com

If you watched Andy Cohen’s one-on-one with NeNe Leakes after the Real Housewives of Atlanta season finale on Sunday, you might have noticed that she threw a great deal of shade at just about everybody. That’s not surprising. But what was surprising was NeNe’s sudden disdain for former BFF Cynthia Bailey, calling her “weak” and disloyal for “aligning” herself with Kenya this season. She also claimed that Cynthia played the victim role in the media after the episode aired of NeNe saying that Peter was acting like a b***h, even though they had already squashed that drama. And she also threw a final dagger at Cynthia, saying she really doesn’t bring anything interesting to the show. Outside of that one-on-one, there are also rumors that NeNe is over her friendship with Cynthia because she is close with one of Gregg Leakes’ former flings, a stylist Cynthia hired to help her out. To put it all in layman’s terms, they just don’t get along anymore.

Well, Peter Thomas and Cynthia Bailey have responded to NeNe’s statements, doing so on Twitter. Peter says that Cynthia has been a good friend all along, and that the couple do bring something very interesting to the show–they show entrepreneurship. Ya’ll know Peter wasn’t going to let NeNe come for his chance to get a peach on the show and not say something about it…

“My wife and I have real business’s,that we build on the show,in the 4 season’s, some people don’t have that skill set.”

“Cynthia Bailey Thomas is the most LOYAL friend any one can ever have. #respect”

Cynthia kept her thoughts short:

“I was a loyal friend to @NeNeLeakes. #truth”

And as someone who watched the show, she did always seem down for NeNe. But alas, some folks are only meant to be in your life for a short while, to teach you things, and teach you about yourself. Just say good riddance to the drama, Cynthia.

What do you think about NeNe’s statements and Cynthia and Peter’s responses? 

“We’re Just Not Cool Anymore”: Kandi’s Musical Premieres, And NeNe Drops Cynthia As A Friend; RHOA Season Finale

April 13th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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While the season finale had quite a bit of must-see moments (including getting to see Kandi’s musical finally take form), it was the thirty minute one-on-one between NeNe and Andy Cohen at the end of the finale that shocked us the most. As it turns out, NeNe and Cynthia are no longer cool, and it has a lot to do with folks playing victim, and NeNe not appreciating her so-called “friends” aligning themselves with Kenya. Oh the pettiness. Let’s talk about it all, folks!

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Bravo

Kandi And Todd Talk Prenups

To open the season finale, we see Kandi practicing for her show. As Todd walks in, they discuss the last details of their musical, A Mother’s Love, and eventually, the conversation turns to the last details of what needs to be figured out before they get married: when Todd is going to sign that prenuptial agreement. He seems hesitant for some reason, even after Kandi tells him that all the other women’s husbands, including Apollo, had no problem (and no questions) when it came to signing a prenup. Todd doesn’t seem to be feeling the idea, but we all know that in order to walk down the aisle with Kandi (and keep Mama Joyce off his back), Todd is going to have to do what he’s going to have to do–sign!

When Your Mom Hates Your Man: How To Manage Real-Life Mama Joyces

April 13th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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Mom Hates Your Man

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From MommyNoire

My mother can be difficult. Yep, I said it. I’ve said it to her as well. She is set in her ways, not big on compromising, and isn’t a happy camper when I disagree with her. It’s a bit much. Luckily, she doesn’t give my husband a hard time (she saves it all for me) and he is a pretty easygoing guy, so they get along just fine.

Thankfully, I don’t have any horror stories to share about my mother-in-law, either. We get along wonderfully. We tend to agree on things and if we don’t, the disagreement is always respectful. What we have works.

In the last few weeks, I have been watching the Real Housewives of Atlanta while the situation between Kandi, Todd and Mama Joyce unfolds. I have to tell you, in my opinion Mama Joyce is way out of line and Kandi is tolerating too much.

I respect my mother—really, I do. However, I am grown and I don’t see why my mother would ever have a vote when it comes to my life decisions. As a mother, surely she has right to show concern and have an opinion. However, a concerned opinion does not equal a vote—ever.

I think problems between a person and their in-laws often stems from an underlying issue that person’s spouse has with their parent.

Read more on MommyNoire.com.

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