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Drew Sidora WILL NOT Be Joining The RHOA

June 27th, 2015 - By Courtney Whitaker
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Last week, we reported Claudia Jordan apparently received the axe from Real Housewives of Atlanta. Now, we have some new information for you.

Singer and actress Drew Sidora will not be joining RHOA after all. The Jasmine Brand reports,

Drew Sidora will indeed be busy this Fall! Following the birth of her second child, Drew will return to TV in a new series, as well as co-star in “The Choir Director” and “The Preacher’s Son,” the highly anticipated film adaptations of Carl Weber’s “New York Times Best-Selling” books. Drew is also on deadline to complete her forthcoming cookbook and planning the annual Girl Summit for her DreamMakers charity. She has truly embraced and loves being a working mom. Contrary to published reports, “RHOA” producers did not “test” Drew’s “Housewife” qualifications for the upcoming season; however, we can confirm that she excels daily as both wife and mother.

Well, there you have it folks. Drew will be busy living her life as an actress and mom. Go Drew!

Should You Take Children To See Their Parent In Prison?

June 22nd, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Apollo Nida had a very lonely Father’s Day.

According to TMZ, Phaedra Parks did not bring the estranged couple’s two sons to see their father this past weekend.

Sources told TMZ that Parks is taking advice from psychologists who have said it wouldn’t be good for her four-year-old son Ayden or her one-year-old son Dylan to see their father locked up because they’re so young.

Though the boys couldn’t be there in person, they sent Apollo cards with pictures of what they’d been doing recently.

Phaedra also hasn’t visted Nida, though a source claims that she puts money on his books so he can makes purchases at commissary.

Nida is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence for stolen checks and money laundering.

This story breaks my heart. Of course it is Apollo’s consistently poor decisions that have separated him from his family; still, being kept away from his children just seems like adding insult to injury. While I understand that seeing a parent in jail might be a traumatic experience for a child, the alternative of not seeing your father during your crucial, developmental years, is also unhealthy.

I wonder how long does Phaedra plan to keep the three away from one another.

Though this is certainly not a position any wife and mother would ever want to find herself in, I think there are some advantages to Phaedra and Apollo’s sons being too young to fully comprehend what’s going on in their family. I’m sure traveling to prison can be a dark and depressing experience for someone who fully understands their loved one’s loss of freedom. But a four-year-old and certainly a one-year-old don’t have that same type of awareness. Perhaps they’ll just appreciate the chance to touch and see their father.

While I’m sure leaving is painful and unpleasant, having to tell Ayden over and over again that he can’t see his father and having Dylan know his father only through pictures around the house really isn’t much better.

This is no shade to Phaedra because I really can’t even imagine what this might feel like. Still, I’d like to think in a similar situation I wouldn’t deprive my children any more than they have to be in this unfortunate situation.

What do you think about Phaedra’s decision to keep her boys away from Apollo to prevent psychological damage? Is this the decision you would make if placed in a similar predicament?

Did Y’all See? RHOA And LHHNY Stars Caught In Compromising Positions

June 19th, 2015 - By Brande Victorian
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This week the ladies discuss RHOA and LHHNY drama. Did Y’all See Cynthia Bailey’s husband Peter Thomas caught on video with another woman and Juelz Santana’s girlfriend Kimbella’s questionable mother-daughter swimsuits? Watch as we discuss all that and more in the video above.

Is That You?! 9 Popular Music Videos We Didn’t Realize Claudia Jordan Was The Star Of

May 20th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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While Claudia Jordan can’t seem to find the right man in real life on Real Housewives of Atlanta she stayed arm-in-arm with a good looking guy during her days as a video model. After noticing Jordan in a throwback video on my favorite channel, VH1 Soul, I did some digging and realized she’s been in quite a few visual clips since the early ’90s, and you probably never noticed. Here are just a few of her big appearances from kicking it with The Backstreet Boys to mixing and mingling with Joe and Dru Hill.

RHOA Reunion Finale: NeNe Breaks Down And All The Ladies Run To Her Aid–Except Kandi

May 11th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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It’s a wrap, ladies, and gents! We’ve finally completed season seven. But before we click our heels in excitement at the end of yet another stressful season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” we must chat about everything that went down in the RHOA reunion finale. Shall we?

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Peter Confirms Whether Or Not NeNe Wanted Some Of His Sexual Chocolate

When the second RHOA reunion episode aired last Sunday, it concluded with NeNe screaming at Kenya about incorrectly claiming she flirted with Peter while married to her ride-or-die boo, Gregg. As we started the third and last episode, Andy Cohen asked Peter what exactly he had to say about such claims. Despite he and Cynthia’s issues with NeNe, he backed NeNe up saying, “Nothing inappropriate ever happened.” He also went on to defend Kenya in the same breath. According to Peter, he and NeNe have a similar personality, so even though some may have mistaken their past encounters as flirting, it was never anything like that. He also felt that because Kenya and Apollo had similar personalities, their encounters were also mistaken for flirtatious ones.

Nah. I think we can all agree that Kenya was flirting. She may not have actually wanted to sleep with Apollo, but she flirted with that man (and at times, did so to get under Phaedra’s skin)…

Phaedra, Cynthia Read Each Other For Filth, Kenya Brings Out The Nay-Nay In RHOA Reunion Part II

May 4th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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It was another pretty explosive #RHOA reunion on Sunday. Kandi was brought to tears while speaking about her wounded relationship with Phaedra, Cynthia and Phaedra threw their best shade about winning cases, plus size modeling and pipe dreams, and NeNe called Kenya everything but a child of God after being accused of flirting with Peter. Let’s chat about all the shenanigans we witnessed on the RHOA Reunion Part II!

RHOA Finale: Mama Joyce Sort Of Apologizes To Todd, Apollo Comes Calling, And NeNe Takes Broadway

April 19th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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After months of name-calling, bickering, African side pieces, Roger Bobbs, pseudo truces, and major successes, we’ve finally made it to the season finale of RHOA! *Does a little jig on the couch*

But did season seven go out with a bang? Let’s talk about all that went down on Sunday’s season finale and get ourselves mentally prepared for the reunion.

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If She Can Make It There, She Can Make It Anywhere

As the episode begins, NeNe, Gregg and their son Brentt stroll down the streets of Times Square, heading towards the theater where she will make her debut as the wicked stepmother in Cinderella. As they enter and stand on the empty stage, NeNe gets emotional when she thinks about how far she has come, and all the expectations she has on her back for opening night.

“My Mother Didn’t Raise Me”: NeNe Breaks Down In Tears In RHOA Reunion Preview

April 16th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Thank the Lord! The seventh season of Real Housewives of Atlanta is finally coming to an end after months and months worth of episodes (and drama). The season finale airs on Sunday, and afterward, we will have to sit through yet another tense three-part reunion special.

Bravo has released a teaser for the reunion, and while the ladies look nice dressed in all white (trying to get their Solange on), they’re not playing nice.

Claudia is throwing jabs at NeNe’s hair, Porsha is laughed at for calling the scepter Kenya had in her face last reunion a “specter,” Cynthia and Phaedra go at it, and Phaedra gives the real deal about what life with Apollo was like.

But the scene from the reunion that everyone will probably be talking about is NeNe breaking down in tears after talking to Dr. Jeff about her relationship with her mother–or lack thereof. The original RHOA cast member ends up storming off of the stage as she refuses to bring up her mom.

In the end, that tough moment (and how she works through it) seems to bring the women together for hugs and reconciliation.

But then again, you never know what you’re really going to see with good ol’ Bravo editing…

Check out the preview of the reunion below and be prepared for yet another emotional rollercoaster when the reunion airs April 26:

RHOA Ep. 21: Long-Distance Love, Saving Our Sons, And Claudia’s Obsession With NeNe…

April 12th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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What was really going on during Sunday night’s episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta? How did a positive event that was supposed to support the youth turn into a verbal sparring match between NeNe and Claudia? Child, we were not here for it. Let’s talk about those shenanigans and everything else that went down during RHOA Ep. 21.

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Noelle’s First Homecoming Dance

As Sunday’s episode begins, Cynthia is helping her daughter, Noelle, prepare for homecoming. Noelle has grown up pretty fast since we last saw her trying to have a little boyfriend in season six. Looking exactly like her mom and her famous dad, Leon, Noelle has her hair and makeup done to the nines for her big night. Kenya comes by to help her learn how to walk in homecoming with confidence and work the room (“I’m all about the boys and getting glammed up!”), and after teaching her how to strut in a gorgeous black and white sequin gown with a big skirt, Noelle is ready to own homecoming! She better work…

RHOA Ep. 20: Kenya And Phaedra Kiss And Make Up After Two Years Of Strife

April 6th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Pigs are officially getting their breaststroke on in the sky, because something we never thought would happen came to fruition during Sunday’s episode of RHOA: Phaedra and Kenya shed tears, resolved their issues and prayed together. Only miracles like that can happen on resurrection Sunday!

But that’s not the only thing that happened. Let’s talk about all that went down on RHOA Ep. 20.