It seems that Bravo is done dragging dead weight all season – and they've learned a little lesson over Aviva Drescher's hiatus and NeNe Leakes' phoning it in. Don't bring the drama all season long, get dropped mid-season. And it's all completely legal!
In order to boost sagging ratings and keep viewers invested, NaughtyButNiceRob reports that Bravo has renegotiated the HW contracts to include a shocking new clause!
"Now ladies are being offered only 8 week contracts. If they don’t deliver the drama in the first few weeks of taping they will be dropped,” a Bravo insider says. Bravo has decided to do this to cover their asses storylines.
Apollo says that despite pleading guilty to mail fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud charges that does not affect the goodness of his character. Uh huh. "It doesn't take away from my character and who I am as a person, I mean people make mistakes."
The Diesel Duos spread features a picture of Melissa and Joe in Miami and reads, "Hotter together: Shredded sweeties love to flex on the beach!"
Melissa and Joe share the page with Dwayne Wade & Gabrielle Union, Peter Facinelli & Jaimie Alexander, Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen, Julia Roberts & Danny Moder, Simon Halls & Matt Bomer, andBachelor couple Sean Lowe & Catherine (Giudici) Lowe.
"She has a problem with where the whole show is going. Last season was really dark," Porsha reported. "She said she feels like it's changed." Porsha also emphasized that if NeNe left the show it would be a mutual parting and that Bravo has no intention of firing one of their biggest stars.
Unfortunately Peter's portions of The Husbands Revealed paled in comparison to Apollo "Loose Lips" Nida's marital revelations! The sit-down with the hubbies echoed that unfortunate scene in Mexico where they all sit around smoking cigars and taking shots – except this timeKenya Moore didn't crash. However, she was a hot topic of conversation!
Apollo arrives at the Bar One gathering in sunglasses. "I wear my sunglasses at night…" and the reason – his wife Phaedra Parks SLAPPED HIM. Then she embalmed his face and stuck in a stake in the front yard American Horror Story style! Oh wait, whoops – this is only Bravo. So boring!
NeNe Leakes' future with Real Housewives of Atlanta continues to be a source of speculation. If you're a natural cynic like myself, you're probably starting to think this looks like a big ole' PR stunt by Bravo (and NeNe)!
First there were rumors that NeNe was demoted for angering Andy Cohen, refusing to bring the drama, and making unreasonable demands. Then came the rumors, started by NeNe herself, that she had quit the show. Then NeNe made a prominent appearance at the Upfronts and along with Kandi Burruss was the only RHOA star to represent. Now I firmly believe all the ladies from RHOA will be invited to return, will they all accept – who knows, but with with ratings this high Bravo is not going to mess with success too much!
However, NeNe continues to stoke the rumors that she may leave the show. In a recent interview with NaughtyButNiceRob she admitted she is considering downgrading her role. "I will still work for Bravo – I’m happy to stay on. We just need to work out some things," NeNe revealed. "I’m happy to do some things. I don’t know if I’m happy to be a full time Housewife."
Guess what – they still haven't! No surprise there.
Dr. Glenda Price, President of the Detroit Public Schools Foundation, informed The Wrap that neither Real Housewives of Atlanta star has written that check! ”To date we have not received any funds from these individuals,” Dr. Price confirmed.
So, do we think that Phaedra Parks has already kicked Apollo Nida to the curb? The Real Housewives of Atlanta star keeps saying she's standing by her man, but after Apollo's latest bout of verbal vomit about his situation, she may be rethinking her position.
Feeling the need to talk about his recent legal drama, Apollo is all over Twitter and giving interviews about his fraud charges, and he's angering fellow reality stars in the process. I'm just going to go on the record saying that T.I. Harris isn't Apollo's biggest fan!