There is a reason why we're a gossip site and not CNN, as this story certainly falls into a category more in line with the former. It involves the always Gone with the Wind Fabulous Kenya Moore and her "African Prince" beau. Twirl! Could we know his identity?
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star has been called out for some shady behavior in the past (most recently this charity debacle), and she hasn't been exactly lucky in love. If you recall, she had an embarrassing break-up with last season's boyfriend for hireWalter Jackson. Kenya cites this heartache as the reason she's been so secretive about her new love interest.
If there's one thing we've learned in our time as reality TV fans, it's that there's always more to the story when it comes to Real Housewives drama. Always. This situation with Kenya Moore's charity event gets shadier by the day! Yesterday Kenya, Nene Leakes and the chairman of Saving Our Daughters all shared their side of the story on Kenya's event, where the money went, who was invited, and on and on.
Today we're taking a peek at the nonprofit itself. Before anyone attempts to claim their donation to Saving Our Daughters on their tax forms this year, they might want to ask their tax advisor to make sure it's deductible! According to the IRS, Saving our daughters is NOT a 501(c)3 organization, even though they claim this on their website. The nonprofit had their status revoked in May of last year, for failing to file a form 990 for three consecutive years.
I don't even have words for Abby Lee Miller, and I have started to dread watching Dance Moms. My heart breaks for these little girls! New dance mom Kira and daughter Kalani have replaced Kelly, Brooke, and Paige, as Abby has kicked them out of the studio and banned them from the premises after Kelly broke her bump-it. Abby warns Kira that the moms can be vicious so she'd better have up her guard. Holly, Melissa, and Jill question how long Kira will be joining them, but they don't get any straight answers.
Not surprisingly, Brooke and Paige are at the bottom of the pyramid. Abby reminds everyone that they are no longer a part of the ALDC. Then why put them in the pyramid at all? Nia follows for messing up during the group number. Chloe rounds out the bottom, with Abby reminding her that usually when she does duets, she gets first place. Well, she would have gotten first had Abby not entered Maddie and Kalani at the last minute! Kendall is in the fourth spot because she was fine in the group dance and Jill kept her mouth shut. MacKenzie is in third, and Abby warns her to watch out because she's seen a lot of talent. Maddie is in the second spot, and her face says it all. Kalani is on top, which confuses the moms.
Back pedal, back pedal, back pedal! If Brandi Glanville was back pedaling any faster, she'd be going in reverse! The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has been in some hot water with her "friends" lately after "repeating" gossip regarding Lisa Vanderpump's finances and trying to pin it on Kyle Richards. She's now weighing in on what happened between Kyle and Carlton Gebbia and that blue-skull-peace-offering-washed-to-get-rid-of-bad-ju-ju-is-it-a-ring-or-a-crown-do-we-care situation. Ridiculous. Of course, Brandi is calling it like she sees it, but this time around, she's quick to insert compliments and let us know just how much she loves this group of women. Even Lisa.
Taking to her Bravo blog, Brandi begins with a little self-deprecating humor. I guess she figures if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. She begins, "Let me just start by saying after seeing my spray tan, I am definitely getting back into the gym to work on my mommy pooch. At this point Kim [Richards] and I were getting very close, and I really am happy to have come such a long way with her from when we first met." And they certainly have done a complete one-eighty from the crutch stealing and meth accusations, haven't they? Such cute biffles!
The fallout from Kenya Moore’s charity event is getting messier by the minute!
Earlier today Saving Our Daughters released a statement, sharing that they had not received any donations from Kenya’s fundraiser masquerade ball – aside from a $500 one for their annual doll drive. Kenya is firing back tonight with proof ..sort of?
Kenya turned to lovebscott.com to share texts between her and the head of Saving Our Daughters and also to show off some receipt proof of how much she donated and how much spent on the event. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star coughed up a canceled check for $500 – possibly the check for the toy drive and a few other receipts for some of the costs of the party. She claims she spent $10,000 on the event when all was said and done.
Update: Saving Our Daughters has removed the statement from their website.
We're sad to hear that Kenya Moore did not donate the money raised at her charity event in NeNe Leakes' honor! This was confirmed this afternoon by Saving Our Daughters.
The organization released a statement this afternoon. First, they confirm that NeNe is indeed a strong supporter of their charity. Second, they confirm that they have NOT receive any monies raised in their name at Kenya's event that was shown on last week's episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Their statement begins: "On February 16, 2014, Saving Our Daughters was mentioned on the episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta as being honored with a fundraiser on its behalf. Our charity was contacted by publicist April Love to get approval and give notice of this upcoming event. Much to our delight, we were indeed honored to be chosen. After all, one of our largest financial contributors, Mrs. NeNe Leakes who has been responsible for contributions in the thousands of dollars throughout the years, is a member of the cast."
In Palm Springs, Reza proposed to his boyfriend, Adam Neely. He said yes!
"Turning forty was mentally difficult for me," Reza shared. "I started to compare and contrast my achievements and place in life against my friends and family. Being gay, there really wasn't a road map for a future. I had to lay the stones on my road brick by brick. I came to the realization that I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be. I started looking at Adam differently and I knew that it was time to let him know how important he is to me."