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While visiting with Andy Cohen at “Watch What Happens Live,” Tamar was asked a question from a viewer calling in about what she thought of Kenya Moore’s attempt at a singing career (remember “Gone With The Wind Fabulous”?), and which RHOA cast member is her favorite. While Braxton tried her best to avoid throwing shade, Moore still ended up feeling some type of way about her comments.
Here’s what Braxton had to say:
“She sings? No shade! No shade! ‘Twirl, twirl! That’s the record?’ Yeah, I heard that in the club one time. I didn’t know that was a serious record. No shade!
I can’t lie, she’s not my favorite. My favorite is NeNe. She’s a great girl and we had drinks like a week and a half ago. I swear that every Atlanta reality star was at the bar for some odd reason. Oh my God, it was a scene with a gangster lean, honey. I don’t know, something about the thirst of it all, you know? She’s a pretty girl, but I don’t know, the pageant thing kind of reeks.”
Moore caught wind of her comments and took to Twitter to respond:
This isn’t the first time Tamar Braxton has spoken about Moore and her antics. Earlier in the year, when speaking on the Russ Parr Morning Show, she called Moore out because of her behavior with Apollo Nida.
“I do think there were several ratchet moments, but the one that sticks out to me the most was Ms. Kenya. I’m not talking about Kenya per se, but just any woman who feels like it’s OK to have somebody’s husband and have a conversation with them one-on-one. And try to be friends with him and not the wife. I’m sorry. I feel like I have to read all the Kenyas of the world who just be trying it and then come to the face of the wife and be like, ‘You need to ask him. I think he need to speak for himself,’ No ho! I’ma speak for you – me and him! That’s my man. I don’t like that stuff. You know, I’m real protective of my Teddy Ruxpin. And I wish somebody would try me like that! I just feel like she tried Phaedra like that because she felt like she could. Now she wouldn’t try NeNe like that. See what I’m trying to say?”
Check out Braxton’s conversation with Andy Cohen below and you let us know what you think:
“I Was Blindsided”: Porsha Williams Speaks On RHOA Demoting Her Because Her Storyline Wasn’t Interesting
We told you yesterday that Porsha Williams would no longer be a regular cast member of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” but would be cast in a recurring role for season seven. Williams seemed positive about moving out of the spotlight on the show, and had this to say on Instagram:
“No more peach for me, but I still love checking in with my girls #Blessed #SomethingMajor #JustHereToSlay #TeamPorsha”
But then rumors started flying soon after news broke, with TMZ reporting that sources close to the show said Williams was actually demoted by producers because she had become hard to work with, and her storyline wasn’t developing the way they wanted.
They claimed that when filming began for this season, Bravo wanted Williams and Kenya Moore to talk things out, but Williams almost came to blows with the former Miss USA again. And she also clashed big time with Claudia Jordan. But most importantly, they also claimed that she wouldn’t be forthcoming with information when it came to her personal life, so producers felt like they didn’t have a story/angle for her.
So what is Porsha Williams saying about all of this now?
She’s kind of hurt. She told her Dish Nation family in a statement that she was “blindsided” by the demotion.
“This is not an easy time for me right now, but I want [sic] let everyone to know that I loved being a ‘Housewife’ on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and I am thankful for Bravo for the opportunity but it’s not goodbye, you will see me on the show throughout the season sharing and bonding with the other women and I promise to stay connected with my fans as I start an exciting new time in my life.
After a long season of filming, and giving my all, I was blindsided by the announcement from the network that I was demoted from ‘Housewife Status,’ but would remain on the show in a ‘Friend’ capacity.
Unfortunately, I can only be PORSHA, and portraying anything else, would not be genuine nor honest. This moment is bittersweet, but God has been so amazing to me, and I think this is a perfect time for me to spread my wings, and finally focus on all of my upcoming projects.
In addition to having my recurring role on RHOA, I will be able to focus my attention on my career as an Entertainment Correspondent on DISH NATION on Fox, recording my album, building my businesses, and taking baby steps towards nurturing my relationship with my new love!!!
This is the beginning of a new chapter in my life, and I will be giving my fans & supporters another chance to watch my growth as I take on the world in my own special way very soon!! I am so Thankful for all that #TEAMPORSHA does to keep me INSPIRED every day! Stay Tuned…”
What do you think of what Williams had to say about Bravo’s decision?
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” certainly know how to dominate a news cycle. Just a few minutes ago, we published a story saying that Porsha was leaving the show. In actuality, she’s been demoted to a “recurring character.” And it makes sense. Judging by the drama that’s coming up this season, she absolutely must be on set to comment on what’s about to go down.
Bravo made sure to give us a full and very juicy trailer.
They address everything we were wondering about and then some.
We watch as Cynthia and NeNe try to repair their friendship, seemingly to no avail. Kenya Moore is trying to date. The newbie, Claudia Jordan, stirs up all kinds of drama when she’s seen out with Kordell, Porsha’s ex. Phaedra is allegedly having an affair. And they even let us see a bit of Apollo’s epic flip out.
Watch the season 7 trailer in the video below.
Whew! This season is going to be good. We’re ready.
The new season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” airs on November 9 at 8 pm ET/PT.
Will you be watching?
I’m not going to string you a lll along any longer, it’s Porsha Stewart. The former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” member announced via her Instagram page that she’s not coming back to the show.
“No more peach for me, but I still love checking in with my girls” #Blessed #SomethingMajor #JustHereToSlay #TeamPorsha
Bravo confirmed the news in a recent press release. Turns out, Porsha will still be on the show but not in the same capacity.
Bravo Media’s favorite Georgia Peaches return juicier than ever when season seven of“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” premieres on Sunday, November 9 at 8pm ET/PT. Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, NeNe Leakes, Kenya Moore and Phaedra Parks are back this season, and joined by media maven Claudia Jordan as they foster new friendships and attempt to rebuild old ones. Also returning in a recurring role is Porsha Williams and newcomer Demetria McKinney.
We’re wondering if this has anything to do with the fight with Kenya or if this was a decision Porsha made for her career.
Either way, this is a good move for her. It’s not like she doesn’t have any other options. She just got a gig with The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, (Which should have been our first clue.), she has her music career and apparently, something else in the works.
Are you sad Porsha won’t be coming back to the show?
Kandi has been very open and honest about the fact that she wants to get pregnant as soon as possible, like yesterday.
And she and Todd posted what could have been a telling photo at a shoe store this weekend which left many wondering if she’s finally gotten her wish. On Saturday, Todd and Kandi were in LA and both of them made a point to post pictures of Todd looking at infant shoes.
Kandi posted the image on her Facebook page with the caption:
“In LA shoe shopping! Hope y’all kickin it today and enjoying something.”-tt
If you recall, Kelly Rowland announced her pregnancy in a similar fashion, placing infant shoes next to her husband’s Tim Witherspoon’s.
Last month, Kandi told In Touch Weekly, “I want to get pregnant this year! Knock it out by 39! I just don’t want to keep waiting. At first we thought it would just happen, but it hasn’t yet. So now we’re clocking days and making an effort. We really want to start a family together.”
Kandi even told In Touch that she wants a boy this time around. “I always wanted to have a son. With girls, you’re scared somebody’s going to take advantage of them or something. I just feel like boys are easier. You don’t have to worry as much.” Both Kandi and Todd have daughters from previous relationships.
What do you make of this picture? Do you think it’s an announcement of some sort or will you need more proof?
In today’s “I could have told you that” news, a source told Radar Online that Phaedra Parks is in the process of divorcing Apollo.
The writing was certainly on the wall wasn’t it?
The two had been distant for some time now. Phaedra didn’t show up to his sentencing hearing; and in the months preceding his lock up, the two were rarely, if ever, together.
And then reportedly, things came to a head yesterday, when Apollo came storming into Phaedra’s house yelling, grabbing things and demanding she put money on his books. And all of this went down on the day he was supposed to be reporting to prison.
So it’s really no surprise that she’s done with dude.
The only question is what took her so long?
Well, according to Radar Online’s source:
“Phaedra has been patiently waiting for Apollo to begin serving his prison sentence, and will have him served with divorce papers at the correctional facility in Kentucky. There was no way Phaedra was going to put her life on hold for the next decade, awaiting Apollo to be released. The marriage was a huge mistake, but did give her their beloved kids. There were serious trust issues with Apollo, and Phaedra suspects he has been unfaithful, and has been burning through money. Phaedra has always been the breadwinner, and she began to resent it.”
The source said Phaedra feared for her safety in the past which prevented her from filing sooner. And having Apollo behind bars for nearly a decade gave her a certain level of comfort.
A rep for Phaedra previously said that now she’s focused on making the best decisions for the couple’s two sons and restoring a sense of normalcy to all of their lives.
I wonder if normalcy means she’ll try to get out of her contract with Bravo and “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”?
Will Phaedra Be There? Apollo Nida Must Report To Federal Prison To Start 8-Year Sentence On September 10
On September 10, at noon, RHOA husband Apollo Nida must report to federal prison to begin serving an eight-year sentence.
According to court documents obtained by Radar Online, Nida will travel to Lexington, Kentucky to surrender himself at the FMC Lexington Prison. Nida could have faced up to 30 years in prison for bank fraud and identity theft, but was sentenced to just eight. Since then, things have been difficult for him, as he was hit with a $1.9 million lien in restitution and as a penalty over his involvement in a massive fraud ring.
And it seems that his relationship with Phaedra Parks is on thin ice. She’s already back filming “Real Housewives of Atlanta” (the ladies are currently filming in Puerto Rico) and the two haven’t been seen together since the reunion show. Some women escort their partners to the facility when it’s time to surrender, but we doubt that Parks will take the trip. Nida felt some type of way about his wife not even being present for his sentencing:
“I doubt [that my marriage will survive this]. My wife didn’t even fu**ing show up for my sentencing. I’m still kind of salty about that.”
But Nida says that he is sorry about hurting his family and others. Specifically, he’s sad that he won’t be around for his sons (though he often only mentions Aiden and not Dylan):
“I’m still human. At the end of the day, I am remorseful. Coming from a non-father, non-mother background, I feel most sad and disappointed that I let my little man down. But at the end of the day, it is what it is. You must go and pay and contribute to the piper and do what you gotta do and come on back and be graceful about it.”
The new season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” has already started filming, and after the dust settled from the explosive season six reunion earlier this year, friendships ended, new friendships were formed, and of course, new cast members were added.
The ladies are allegedly filming their big girls getaway in Puerto Rico right now, and as they share shots from their big trip, it’s clear that the women have made new cliques and split from one another. Now that NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey’s relationship is kaput, Leakes is spending time and getting close to Phaedra Parks, Porsha Williams and Kandi Burruss (the latter of which she was at odds with during the reunion over comments about Mama Joyce). As for Bailey, she’s become quite close with Kenya Moore (which I’m sure is exactly what Moore wanted to get under Leakes’ skin), and new cast mates Claudia Jordan and Demetria McKinney seem to be flocking to them. No more ‘Talls vs. Smalls’ it seems.
It’s really crazy to see Leakes and Bailey at odds. In a recent chat with us, Leakes said she was a good friend to Bailey and they’ll handle settle everything during season seven.
“Cynthia I honestly had a real friendship with her. I don’t know where all this is coming from. But it was sorted out on season 7 for all of your guys to see. But I must say I feel like I’m a great friend to everybody who’s really been a friend in my life.”
Check out the budding “friendships” below.
For weeks, there have been rumors floating around that “House of Payne” actress Demetria McKinney has been cast as the newest member of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Although the network has remained mum regarding the rumors up until this point, a reliable source has revealed to MadameNoire that the singer and actress will be starring in the new season. In fact, last night, Demetria hosted a party celebrating the release of her new music video for her single, “100,” featuring Da Brat at Harlem Nights in Atlanta.
The guest list consisted of many of Atlanta’s familiar faces, including Phaedra Parks, Apollo Nida, Cynthia Bailey, Peter Thomas, Porsha Williams, Kenya Moore, Kandi Burruss, Carmon Cambi, Derek J and Da Brat. Oh, and of course, Bravo cameras were in the building capturing the magic on film.
“Demetria sat at a booth with the Housewives. They were all interacting very well,” the source told us. “They were all supportive. There was a glitch and the video wouldn’t play, but they were all supportive like, ‘Girl, it’s okay. You know, it’s going to be alright.'”
“They all stayed the whole time until it was done.”
Unsurprisingly, Kenya and Porsha are still at each other’s throats.
“Of course, there was some shade. Kenya came in, hugged everybody else, looked at Porsha and looked her up and down. Then she threw her hand like, ‘Ugh.'”
Strangely, although Apollo stated a few weeks ago that he believes his marriage to Phaedra is pretty much over, it appears that the two may either be trying to work things out or are still trying to save face for the cameras.
“Later on, Apollo came. He came by himself. I don’t know why he came by himself and not with Phaedra. He did come in and kiss her and she wasn’t pulling back like, ‘Don’t give me no kiss,’ so…”
Adding to the awkwardness was Kandi’s former Xscape group member and apparent enemy, Tamika Scott, who was also in the building.
“I don’t think she spoke to Kandi at all,” the source revealed.
You can check out additional photos from the event on the following pages. Are you looking forward to seeing Demetria on the show this season?
Even though Kim Zolciak managed to make being petty look fun and easy, she recently told In Touch Weekly that she really dreaded her time on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
In fact, she believes the way the producers and editors portrayed her was not an accurate depiction of who she is as a person.
“I was made to look like a wine drinking, raging lunatic! I hated it!”
Zolciak, the mother of six, says she feels leaving was a great decision for her. “It got to the point where I felt like I was sacrificing myself for a paycheck. I never knew what I was getting into.”
And then, she threw just a bit of shade, saying that her relationships with her castmates influenced her decision to go.
“I didn’t like half of the women on the show, so that made things difficult.”
Ok Kimmy. We’re hoping that’s the truth (Ruth) and she’s not just a little bit bitter because Bravo didn’t ask her to come back.
Either way, these are just a few of the juicy quotes from the In Touch interview, there will be more in the new issue which is on news stands now.
Do you think Kim was really having that bad of a time or do you think she’s a little salty now that the ride is over?