Update 3: Kenya Moore came through! She not only posed with the check, but she really sent it! DPSF shared on their website that she did indeed donate $20,000! No word on NeNe Leakes matching the $20K, but we doubt she’ll want to be bested by Kenya, so I think it’s hopeful that she’ll come through! P.S. Our own GoFundMe total raised is almost up to $1500!
Update 2: We’re stalled out at $1081 right now, but slow and steady wins the race, right?
Update: We’re standing still around $861 right now! It’s a far cry from $40,000, but when you consider that my hope was to raise at least $5, we’re doing great!! We appreciate that you guys are still sharing it on Twitter and Facebook! Every little bit will help the foundation!
Fans of The Real Housewives of Atlanta may remember during this season’s reunion show (part 3), there was a $20,000 charity challenge issued. One star promised to donate $20,000 to the charity of the other star’s choice, so long as the other star sent her check first. The charity chosen on the reunion show was the Detroit Public Schools Foundation. It sounded like a grand gesture that would put their previous fundraiser event ‘misunderstanding’ to rest once and for all.
Fast forward to months later when the reunion aired and, after media outlets inquired with DPSF, the organization confirmed that neither star had yet sent their promised $20,000 check to the worthy cause. The stars tried to get out on a technicality, claiming they’d send their donation check only when the other mailed hers (and one even claimed to not remember it all). As a fan of the show and of genuine charitable giving, this didn’t sit well and it has bothered us ever since. We reached out to DPSF this week and they confirmed the status of the checks as still “not received.” So, we want to do something about it.
Clearly this has been brewing — I mean we all saw the reunion! — for awhile, but the current trouble started when Kenya claimed during an interview with Enstars that she had no thoughts about Porsha’s recent demotion on the hit Bravo reality series. Really, Kenya? No comment at all?
When a caller asked for Tamar‘s opinion on Kenya‘s music, she shared, “She sings? No shade! I think I heard [Gone with the Wind Fabulous] in the club one time. I didn’t know it was a serious record. No shade. Well, I can’t lie, she’s not my favorite. Something about the thirst of it all. She’s a pretty girl. It’s just, like, the pageant thing kind of reeks.” Tamar admitted that NeNe Leakes is her girl.
I’m sure I wasn’t the only one watching the Real Housewives of Atlanta star’s social media accounts for a reaction. And Kenya delivered!
The ladies — who once entered into a friendship contract — saw their friendship begin to fracture at the end of last season when NeNe and Cynthia’s husband had words at a charity function. (Because isn’t a charity function where everyone should settle their beef?)
But this season the ladies are officially enemies. In a preview, you can even see Cynthia burning the friendship contract! So just what does NeNe have to say about the status of their friendship now?
Yesterday Phaedra Parks appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk the recent events of her life – most specifically Apollo Nida‘s incarceration and their marriage! Ellen also asked Phaedra about her Real Housewives Of Atlanta castmates and if Apollo cheated during their marriage.
What struck me is how nervous Phaedra seemed – in all the heated situations we’ve seen Phaedra in I’ve never seen her literally trembling. We do know she doesn’t like to “open up” so maybe that had something to do with it. I did love her dress which, and she joked with Ellen that anyone could be a southern belle – even Ellen. Ellen joked back that she had pearls on under her suit.
We previously shared some of Phaedra’s quotes about her life now, how she was initially supportive and believed Apollo was telling the truth (“Obviously it didn’t turn out that way,” she acknowledges.) and Phaedra also denied cheating during their marriage.
There have been some surprising cast shake-ups for the new season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Porsha Williams has been downgraded to just being a “friend” of the Housewives, Demetria McKinney joins the ranks as a fellow Housewife “friend” and former Price Is Right Barker’s Beauty, Claudia Jordan joins the ladies as a full-time housewife.
And no one was more surprised by Claudia’s promotion to full-time housewife than Claudia herself.
Last month Apollo Nida began an 8 year prison stint and Phaedra Parks is finally breaking her silence in an exclusive sit-down with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. Phaedra will reveal all about how her world came crumbling down!
The Real Housewives Of Atlanta star says that she was in the dark about Apollo’s life of crime due to her busy schedule. “I really didn’t [have any idea]… ” Phaedra sighed. “I work, I just got my fifth college degree. I’m pretty much an overachiever. I have two very small children,” Phaedra tells Ellen in an interview to air today.
“So, I didn’t have any idea this was going on until he called me and he said ‘I’ve been arrested and I’m having this problem, but it’s not true,'” Phaedra says.
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