The ladies were both featured speakers at The Ultimate Women’s Expo at Georgia World Congress Center when the longtime enemies engaged in some serious pettiness backstage. Way to set the example LAAAAAAYDEEEES.
Someone who is surely Andy Cohen‘s spirit twin, or was a covert agent on behalf of WWHL Spytelligences, positioned NeNe and Wendy’s dressing rooms right next to each other which boded oh so perfectly for brewing conflict it was almost a docuseries of its own. When Wendy’s husband Kevin learned of the close-proximity to the Real Housewives Of Atlanta star, he demanded coordinators move NeNe to a different dressing room location.
But first, Kenya pointed out both the good and the bad about the reunions. As for the positive, she explained, “The reunion represents closure on all levels. I believe most women need closure.”
As for the negative aspect, Kenya shared, “Reunions are tough because you live through filming, then through seeing it on TV, and then again during the reunion. You can feel you have moved on from something difficult and then you have to discuss it and rehash it. I felt good about this reunion, because I have grown so much. I am stronger now and nothing or anyone can destroy me.”
This is the story all about how, Real Housewives Of Atlanta got turned upside down. And I’d like to take a minute – just sit right there – to tell you how I became the princess of an African who isn’t really there.
In Hotlanta born and raised, married to money, living in debt was where I spent most of my days. Fillin’ out maxin out AmEx all cool and starting gossip outside The Bailey School. When a couple of unmarrieds who were up to no good started making trouble in my Housewives hood. I got in one little affair with an African, the bitches got loud and said I’m stealing your crown.
I yelled and threatened day after day, to drag her MISS- WHO-S-A title down in shame. So I packed my Firkin and sent us all on plane. Buzzin’ on moscato and throwing’ out shade, I snapped a pic on my iPhone, and said, “I might as well tweet it, but the friendships still fake.’
NeNe Leakes and SNL’s Cecily Strong were guests on Watch What Happens Live tonight after part 2 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion episode. Cecily didn’t get to say a whole lot because NeNe had a lot to say. She had a lot of words to say but it didn’t feel like she shared any new info or insights.
After two games we finally get to the questions. A fan wants to know if NeNe is EVER going to donate to Detroit Public Schools Foundation. And this sets her off on a rant aimed mostly at Andy for relaying the question. “Please stop asking me about that. I don’t care what these people ask you. I will do what I want to do when I want to do it. Let’s be very clear about that. They can Tweet and ask you anything they want to. I do what I want to do. I’m not going to be forced to do anything.” She adds, “I’m gonna tell you this. When it comes down to charity, it should not be made out of a mockery. It shouldn’t be anything you’re talking about constantly on your show, on social media. The idea was that you don’t make charity out of a mockery. You’re doing something from the goodness of your heart and want to donate to charity, you donate the right way. Who writes a check and posts it on social media and tries to say ‘I’m donating to charity’? People donate to charity in private. Nobody does that bullshit.”
Reacting to Claudia Jordan‘s accusations that Porsha confessed to dating a married man in the Philippines, Porsha laughs that off as ludicrous. “She was really reaching with that lie,” quips Porsha. “Why would I have an intimate conversation about anything personal with Claudia, Kenya or Cynthia since they all despise me?”
Phaedra had taken steps towards filing for divorce from Apollo, but recently revealed she is “still married” and will not comment on potential progress in that department, although she has not visited Apollo in prison, nor taken their sons to visit him. Many theorize that Phaedra is waiting to sort out financial matters and until RHOA stops airing and the drama dies-down to bring less attention to the matter. Her latest RHOA blog seems to support this notion.
Andy Cohen wants us to believe the drama on Real Housewives is genuine. <fits of laughter> I know, right? It’s real, he said. It’s all about casting the right, highly emotional women, he said. And if you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you, he probably said to himself.
Andy addressed the scripted complaints that plague the franchise, actually the majority reality shows these days, in a recent interview with Attitude Magazine.