As we gear up for NeNe Leakes' second wedding to Gregg on I Dream of NeNe, the couple has a lot of issues to resolve before they walk back down the aisle. Between prenups and drama with Gregg's grown children, the couple certainly have some work to do with Dr. Jeff. Thankfully, NeNe and Gregg have a strong support group in their wedding party…or do they?
Both the Neenster and Gregg discuss their friends in their respective Bravo blogs, and Gregg expresses his appreciation to his "basement ballers" for standing by him as he works to get his family back together. NeNe writes, "My lunch date with some of my Atlanta Bridesmaids: This was supposed to be a Sex in the City lunch with my girls to celebrate my getting married again. Diana Gowins is a longtime girlfriend of mine with whom I've shared a lot. We have been really close over the years. I love her like a sister! We like to call her the protective one, the security, the gate keeper, and Miss Territorial because Diana always questions when someone new is around. She has an uncomfortable attitude when new people are introduced into our circle."
And speaking of new ladies, Basketball Wives creator Shaunie O'Neal isn't too thrilled with newbie Tasha Marbury. She's used to having people kiss her bum, so I think Shaunie's a bit thrown by the fact that Tasha doesn't seem to give a tiny toot about Nostrils or her posse of puppets.
What a difference a few months and a baby make! Remember back when we were all wondering if Rasheedaand Kirk Frost's horrific relationship drama was just for a story line on Love & Hip Hop Atlanta? Surely Kirk wouldn't tell his pregnant wife to get an abortion and then run off to have a filmed threesome at Benzino's cabin in real life, would he? On second thought, it may be worse to do that for ratings…
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IsLove & Hip Hop Atlanta'sK. Michelle trading tax liens for bottles..and not the kind her pal–and my eye candy–Ryan Lochte likes to pop?!? Word on the street (and by street, I mean the gossip from a source that "sometimes" tends to "exaggerate") is that the singer and reality star is preggo.
This comes on the news of K. Michelleowing a hefty chunk of change to Uncle Sam to the tune of over $52,000.00. I hope she knows that babies are expensive!
You know, I am not sure I'll ever get a handle on Real Housewives of New York'sAviva Drescher. When she first joined the cast, I thought she was quiet and would likely stay in the background (a first for the Bravo franchise, I believed at the time). Then she became a ball full of phobias. Next, Aviva decided that she'd found her voice, and she promptly used it, fiercely, on anyone who would listen. And don't even get me started about her dad.
Now, Aviva is promoting her new book and the upcoming season of RHONY (I mean, is there really any point in them coming back at this point?). She's teasing that there will be craziness, and she even compares the franchise to that of Real Housewives of Atlanta and RHONJ. In the words of the great Cher Horowitz…As if!
Well, well, well. What a funny turn of event, huh Nostrils? Last season, none of the viewers wanted Basketball Wives to return, but Shaunie O'Neal and her puppets friends were dead set on proving to us all that they'd changed…and for the better, y'all!
Now, the women are back with more tears, minimal violence (so far), and, ironically enough, no desire to continue doing the show. Not only has Tami Romanhinted that she won't be returning for season six (if there is one), but now Evelyn Lozada is trying to distance herself from BBW and its antics (most of which, I must point out, have been hers).
For once (I know, I can't believe it either), I am going to reserve judgment on the following interview. In part, I think Basketball Wives'Tami Roman's chat with the Christian Post is sincere, but I can't help but think that all of these ladies are on a massive PR campaign to spiff up their tarnished images despite the same bad (albeit calmer) behavior this season. Plus, I don't want to get struck by lightning…
Talking to the magazine, Tami shares that the online petitions created by fans last season to have her kicked off the show caused her to fall into a deep depression. She says, "I was traumatized. I became an introvert and literally withdrew from everybody that loved me, the people that I worked with and I didn't know how to handle what was happening." Again, reserving judgment.
It was the power of prayer, according to Tami, that turned things around (perhaps things are still turning? No judgment, Lauren). She admits, "It caused me to just say, 'ok God help me out of this situation' and I decided to make all the necessary changes," adding, "But I needed to have people really know me, know Tami and not just the imagery that they see on Basketball Wives."