Per the usual with the end of a Housewives season, casting rumors are abound! However, given that Real Housewives of Atlanta ended on such a tumultuous note (albeit with the highest ratings in Housewives franchise history!) it's no surprise that some casting shakeups are likely.
There's been some reports claiming NeNe Leakes has been fired from the show that made her a household name for her lackluster storyline and ungracious behavior toward the network. I, for one, do not believe for a second that NeNe was fired. Especially with Bravo honcho Andy Cohen just giving an interview where he named her the HW he likes to have dinner with the most!
A source tells Life & Style, however, that Andy has tired of the monster he created! “He was pissed about the way that NeNe acted on the reunion this year, so much so that he might not ask her to come back,” the source says. “He thinks she has become a diva and was very irritated with her for not really answering his questions!”
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Adding fuel to the fire that something is amiss, yesterday NeNe posted a cryptic tweet which seemed to allude that she is resigning her golden peach!
Amid feuding with Kenya Moore and former bestie Cynthia Bailey I could see NeNe posturing or trying to pull a move on the network to get one of those ladies out by threatening to leave, but I doubt Bravo will bite and I doubt NeNe will be demoted. Unless of course she goes the Kim Zolciak route to focus on her I Dream of NeNe spinoff full-time. NeNe also has a production company which produced her spinoff and is reportedly in the process of producing another show which might air on Bravo.
Black Media Scoop reports that NeNe did just that – she quit (or is threatening to), unless Bravo caves to her demands. "Not only did she want a raise, but she wanted to have say on who she filmed with, and other crazy stuff," their source claims.
However, Straight From The A's Atlanta sources claim that no one has been fired from RHOA and all six ladies will return. Yes, even Porsha Stewart! And even the
bone-dry boring Cynthia who now has a whole new storyline courtesy of her terminated friendship contract with NeNe!
SFTA's sources state that despite rumors Marlo Hampton will not join the cast, but there is a very real possibility that the stories of Sheree Whitfield's return are true! However Sheree will be appearing as a 'Friend of the Housewives' and playing for a serious paycut from her original salary.
And perhaps that's why NeNe is making thinly veiled threats to Bravo – Sheree and NeNe, never on good terms, left on positively horrible ones further spurned by whisperings that NeNe basically encouraged Bravo to fire She By SheBroke. With Sheree guaranteed to team up with Kenya and Cynthia, NeNe will have a tough road ahead of her next season!
Bravo is reportedly also casting for another new Housewife, one that's classy and has A-list Atlanta cred to balance out the cast. Of course, NeNe probably wants some say in who gets to hold the next golden peach. Rumor has it Valerie Butterfield-Jones is a short-list contender!
Above, NeNe proves someone wants to hire her as she shares a photo from her new Zumanity show!
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