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Dare I say it, is NeNe Leakes admitting to bad behavior!? NeNe confesses that celebrity (C-List though it may be) isn’t what she expected and that she has unfortunately chosen fame over friendship! Although NeNe believes she had to because her co-stars are jealous of her accomplishments! And regardless of what anyone else thinks, NeNe has big plans to leave Housewives behind for her own talk show!

Speaking to Anderson Cooper, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star explains she had no plans become famous! “I had no idea that being on the ‘Housewives’ show, that we were going to blow [up] the way that we did,” she mused. “If you were with me in a day-to-day situation, I don’t hang out — I’m a real homebody. I don’t like people digging into my personal life,” NeNe claimed. “I don’t see those girls outside of the camera rolling. I don’t hang out with them or anything,” she asserted. Does that mean Cynthia Bailey is only a made-for-TV friend? Based on Peter Thomaslatest interview, I’m guessing no!

She also admitted to drunk-dialing the Silver Fox. Put down the Chardonnay, Ms. Leakes, it will only lead to bad things! “So I’m doing a newscast one night, and my phone rings and I look down and I don’t recognize the number, and I don’t answer,” Anderson relayed. “During a commercial break, I check it and it’s NeNe Leakes drunk-dialing me from the back of a limo yelling ‘Don’t be tardy to the party’!” Ok – that’s a pretty fabulous side-effect of fame; having AC’s cell phone and the cajones to drunk dial him!

While NeNe was there to promote her “I’m Very Rich, Bitch” t-shirts and her new wine, Miss Moscato (was her drunk dialing escapade supposed to be an advertisement for the product?) talk was ALLL about the latest RHOA drama. “Celebrity hasn’t gone to my head, but what else can you say? My star is rising, hers is falling,” she snipes about former friend, Sheree Whitfield. “And what do you do? You usually talk about the people that are rising.”

As for her former bestie Kim Zolciak, NeNe reveals they apparently haven’t spoken for “like a year and a half” and although Kim is a “fun girl” as far as rekindling their friendship that’s a “no.” Is anyone else sort of sad that NeNe and Kim are no longer?

In a new interview with Life & Style, NeNe discloses that she definitely chose fame over certain friendships — and she’s ok with that! “It’s very difficult,” NeNe reveals of participating in Housewives. “You can’t trust a lot of people. Your girlfriends all change, and your family is now against you. There’s definitely a cost that comes with fame.”

“I have never experienced so much hate, so much negativity,” she complains of her co-stars reactions to her successes, particularly once she landed a coveted spot on Celebrity Apprentice. “I’ve got a lot of shine and had things happen for me, and they’re definitely jealous.”

Bragging that she is the most successful of the Atlanta ladies – including Kandi Burruss! NeNe believes if the other ladies put in as much effort working as they did talking about her they might be as successful! She may have a point there… “They can go out and make it happen for themselves, but don’t try to take it from me!” she advises. I’m sure she just wants the best for all her fellow Housewives!

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THOUGHTS ON NENE’S INTERVIEW? ARE THE OTHER HOUSEWIVES OF JEALOUS OF NENE’S BREAKOUT SUCCESS? THOUGHTS ON NENE’S PLANS FOR A TALK SHOW – WOULD YOU WATCH?


On last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta the husbands brought the catty as the wives instigated from afar. Kim had a wedding prequel in the form of her baby shower and Sheree started work on her new job building her dream house and I’m counting down the minutes until foreclosure.

Sheree arrives at the building site for Chateau Sheree to watch the demo of the original house built in 1975, practically before she was born. Really Sheree? Someone needs to check you, Boo! BTW: nice “workboots.” Poor Sheree tells us that overseeing the construction of her new home is so much work it’s like a another job – as if she needs one! Leaving all of us to wonder what exactly are Sheree’s other jobs? Being a Housewife? Divorce settlements? Sheree makes sure the contractor has her list of “necessities,” which include: a ballroom with skating rink, a DJ booth, a massage parlor and a library or liberry – even though she doesn’t read. Hopefully she can read the notices of foreclosure that I anticipate will be arriving shortly! Kidding, kidding… only sort of…

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Last week’s Real Housewives of Atlanta showcased a girls’ trip to Miami for NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss and Cynthia Bailey. Meanwhile, Kroy Beirmann, Kim Zolciak’s TV time fiancé, present day husband surprised her with a small gathering of her closest friends for her birthday. Not surprisingly, both groups spent a great deal of their time gossiping about discussing whoever was absent. Now that the ladies have all viewed the episode, they are taking to the internet to respond.

In Cynthia’s Bravo blog, she tries to keep it classy, while still getting in some passive aggressive insults. “I did not attend Kim’s birthday party, because I was not invited,” she say. “We really don’t know each other that well, so it was no surprise not to get an invite. Those special moments should be reserved for your closest friends and family. I can respect that, and I wish her a happy birthday all the same.” Sounds nice enough, right?

Of course, she doesn’t end there, continuing, “I was a little surprised that on such a joyous occasion my name even came up. I thought the way the girls talked about NeNe was mean and offensive. The use of the B word and speaking in such a negative manner in front of children at a birthday celebration was just irresponsible. Where was the eating cake and ice cream and opening presents?” Mee and yow.

Referring to a comment made by the dance tune diva, Cynthia defends herself, saying, “Kim doesn’t seem to think I have a backbone, because I’m friends with NeNe. I have enough of a backbone to respect the union of marriage and not date another woman’s husband. Or did we forget about that? I really don’t understand why NeNe and Kim’s breakup has anything to do with me. I don’t have an issue with Kim. Or any of the other girls for that matter.”

And just to put the icing on the recently married Kim’s wedding cake, Cynthia ends her blog with a bang, stating, “At the end of the day, it’s so easy to be nasty, and that takes very little effort and zero talent.” It seems it truly is easy to be nasty… all you need is a blog! She sums her sentiments with a nicely veiled dig.

“I thought new love and pregnancy were happy times where you embrace life and positivity,” Cynthia muses. “Motherhood is beautiful, and being in love is the cherry on top! Rest assured, I have a backbone and very beautiful cheek bones to go with it. Enjoy your wonderful blessings and I will enjoy mine.”

Now you know Kim isn’t going to sit quietly, she did what anyone would do… calmly and privately talk to Cynthia about her hurt feelings take to Twitter! Kim fires back at her co-star’s blog, tweeting, “I wish Cynthia would STFU why is she talking about my relationship that was over 2 plus years ago!! I’m now a wife! #runawaybride4xs.”

Kim’s blog also takes shots at Cynthia, so there is some fun tit for tat going on in Bravoland. Acknowledging her recent nuptials, she begins, “As you all I know, I married Kroy on 11/11/11! I am the happiest I have ever been and feel so blessed to have found such a wonderful man. My girls are over the moon.”

Getting that piece of housekeeping out of the way, Kim spends the rest of her blog on her favorite subjects… her castmates. She exclaims, “Cynthia barely knows NeNe! Cynthia hasn’t seen her true colors. But in due time, NeNe’s going to snap at Cynthia just like she has with everyone else. NeNe’s acting is going to wear off eventually. Did NeNe say, ‘Kim and Sheree are hating on me’? What is there to hate on? Please let me know.”

Speaking of Cynthia and NeNe’s budding friendship, Kim continues, “Cynthia wants to stick up for NeNe all day long, because she knows if she doesn’t she could get attacked and her friendship contract would be revoked.” Did she really just go there? Loves it!

Taking offense to a comment made in Miami, Kim responds, “And Cynthia, why are you still talking about DJ Tracy? I’m married with a newborn! Why is my relationship with Tracy still on your mind? Seriously, find yourself some business or better yet, work on your own marriage.” Wowsers. Well, Kim never was one for subtlety.

On tonight’s episode, Kim throws a Phaedra-sized (read massive) baby shower for Kroy, and two of the househusbands get into a tiff. Sheree’s home is under construction and NeNe helps her youngest son deal with her split from Gregg. Watch a preview below.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF KIM AND CYNTHIA’S FEUD? WHO’S SIDE ARE YOU ON? PLUS THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S NEW EPISODE?

THE NEW RHOA EPISODE PREVIEW IS BELOW!


The Real Housewives of Atlanta drama rages on off-screen!

Following the comments by Nene Leakes that she “plays both sides of the fence” and is a “hater,” Kandi Burruss is now firing back and defending herself. In the process, Kandi also takes some shots at Cynthia Bailey for being a phony friend to the Nene. You know, the type of friend that encourages you to buy a home you can’t afford so she can come vacation there!

“OK, I had to go back and fast forward this episode to Kim’s birthday to see where I was allegedly ‘hating’ and ‘playing both sides’ as NeNe says,” writes Kandi in her Bravo blog. “After re-watching it I have to ask, what the h*ll were y’all watching where you hear me hating on her or playing both sides?”

Kandi continues, “First off I don’t say anything about either one of them behind their backs that I won’t say to them in person, and I’ve never said anything about either one of them that wasn’t true… I did not say anything negative about Cynthia or NeNe. When Kim asked me about the trip I said it was cool and to end any more conversations about the trip I made the joke, “The one thing that I can say to y’all is that she’s rich now.” That was the on-going joke ever since NeNe and Sheree had that argument, so it wasn’t a big deal.”

Kandi adds: “I even said something to NeNe about the “I’m rich” comment when I was with her in Miami, so it’s not like I didn’t make a joke of it in front of her. I’ve never tried to make NeNe feel like I wasn’t cool with the other girls. So clearly she knew that I would continue to hang out with them when I got back.”

As for the “hater” allegations made by the Nene, Kandi, arguably the wealthiest and most modest of the Atlanta housewives, makes it clear she is far from a Nene hater.

“For anyone to suggest I’m hating on NeNe would mean that she had something I could be jealous about or felt the need to hate on. There is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING that NeNe has that I want or can’t buy if I wanted to. I have my own lane and I stay in it. She doesn’t do what I do. What I do for a living is not even in her job description. We are not in competition. There’s no way you can even compare us,” writes Kandi.

Kandi then explains why she advised Nene against purchasing the $9 million home in Miami, you know, assuming Nene could even afford a house worth 10% of that amount! “Being in the industry as long as I have has allowed me to see the mistakes of others who have made a lot of money but over extended themselves and not thought about the possibility that they may not continue to make that same money forever. I’ve seen people who were way more successful than me have their houses foreclosed and cars repossessed, because they acted as though the money would never stop,” Kandi blogs.

Kandi also makes some very valid points about not only Cynthia’s gullibility, but also her somewhat phony friendship with the Nene.

“Some people love to have friends who just stroke their egos and encourage them to buy the big houses and the most expensive cars, but when times get hard and you need help, they’re not going to pay for a damn thing,” says Kandi. “They’ll sit up and enjoy the ride with you, but when the money train stops, they’ll be on to the next. People need to stop using the term hater so loosely.”

Kandi finishes up her blog by scoffing at the Nene’s claims that she’s the most successful out of the RHOA cast members. She wrote: “I saw a comment where NeNe stated she was the most successful out of all of us. She couldn’t have been referring to me. Please, let’s not make it a pissing contest of who’s more successful, because we definitely don’t want to start listing credits. I don’t even want to do you like that. That would be petty anyway. I love commending other women when they’re making big things happen…”

TELL US – DO YOU THINK KANDI IS PLAYING BOTH SIDES? IS CYNTHIA A PHONY FRIEND TO NENE? DO YOU BELIEVE NENE CAN AFFORD A $9 MILLION HOME?


Real Housewives of Atlanta is having all kinds of drama and it seems to surround the very rich Ms. NeNe Leakes!

After feuding with co-star Sheree Whitfield in the season premiere and taking more heat on last Sunday’s episode, NeNe is taking to her Bravo blog… and Twitter… and every single talk show in the stratosphere to get her side of the conflict heard while her cast mates are distracted by Kim Zolciak’s million dollar sparklefest tacky as hell wedding.

In her new blog titled oh so subtly “Hateration”, NeNe announces just that: “Hateration is in full effect!” Oh lawd! And she has a little advice for Sheree and Kim: “I’m a tough girl. I worked hard to get where I am, and I have earned every bit of it! It’s going to take an army to bring me down, so keep trying haters, but it’s not going to work!” Something tells me they’re up for the challenge…

She followed that up by Tweeting: “I’m glad y’all get 2 see these chicks on their full time job which is HATING on me” hehe (ok, it’s kinda funny since neither Sheree or Kim have what one might call gainful employment, unless you count famecourting!)

NeNe continues by taking digs at pretty much all of her co-stars. “It looks like I was Kim’s birthday gift after all,” NeNe zings. “Kim claims to be happy, but then she sits around talking about me!” Well, the same could be said for NeNe sitting around talking about Kim. Be honest, Lady Leakes – you all talk about each other!

“These girls love to put false information out there. I love the fact that I’m the topic of these boring girls’ conversation all the time! According to these girls I don’t have anything! No friends, no furniture, no teef teeth, no man, no money. NOTHING!”

As for Sheree, NeNe tweeted: “False information! Sheree has been n2 it wit Me,Kim,Dwight & Lisa! Um the pot can’t call the kettle black,” regarding last Sunday’s comments from “Man-Sheree” that NeNe fights with everyone.

She also accuses Kandi Burruss of “playing both sides of the fence”. “She listens over here and runs back over there to dish it,” NeNe admonishes! “Kandi said I have this ‘angry black woman syndrome,’ but how would she know! I’m never around Kandi, and I am black, but definitely not angry!” I think Star Jones and LaToya Jackson might have a different opinion, but ok!

NeNe wants us to know her life is just grand and looking a lot better than certain co-stars lives! “I have girlfriends I’ve been friends with for twenty years. My house has just the right amount of furniture for me. My teeth are prettier than any of these ladies, and I didn’t get them done for free!”

“And I’ve been in the longest relationship of any of these ladies. Fifteen years to be exact,” she adds. Wait – is she or is she not divorcing? Although true that Gregg Leakes and her were married for 15-years until Bravolebrity came along… NeNe also claims the only reason her co-stars take issue with Cynthia Bailey is because she is “friends” with her!

Making it clear that all that Hateration is motivated by Jealousy with a capital J, NeNe announces: “I’ve had the most success of all these ladies!” In case you have forgotten, NeNe is “very very rich!”  though she is now insulting our intelligence by claiming she didn’t mean financial wealth when she stated she was very rich, instead claiming she meant she was rich spiritually! Evidently, when she said she was cashing Trump checks, she also meant in a spiritual manner! But anyway, Nene is so rich in fact she is proving it by producing a t-shirt with her new catchphrase.

Following in Alex McCord’s “Thug In A Cocktail Dress” success, NeNe announced on Twitter that fans will now be able to purchase an “I’m Very Rich Bitch” Swarovski crystal emblazoned shirt for the affordable price of $150! NeNe doesn’t want any of us non-rich people pretending otherwise, I guess. A photo of the over-priced, crappy t-shirt is below. If you want one without “bitch” she’ll custom make you one. Bloop, bloop!

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THOUGHTS ON NENE’S BLOG? DOES SHE MAKE SOME GOOD POINTS ABOUT HER CO-STARS OR IS SHE ALSO GUILTY OF HATERATION? WHAT DO YOU THINK OF NENE’S NEW T-SHIRT? WOULD YOU BUY ONE?

BELOW IS A PICTURE OF NENE’S “I’M VERY RICH B*TCH” T SHIRTS!


On last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kandi, NeNe and Cynthia have an all-girls weekend in Miami and I mean allll girls as it turns out to be lesbian pride weekend. Kim celebrates her 43rd 33rd birthday with a surprise party and Phaedra learns more about the mortuary business — like her husband Apollo is not down with owning a funeral home!

Kandi, NeNe and Cynthia are headed to Miami. Kandi is surprised she was invited since NeNe has never really liked her and all. NeNe probably thinks Kandi is on the outs with Kim over Tardy For The Party and is hoping to recruit her for Team N. Bravo gives us a little flashback of last year’s RHOA trip to Miami and it involved neck snappin’ and eyeball poppin’! When the ladies arrive at the incredibly posh hotel they are greeted with cocktails. My kinda place – and NeNe’s (she announces she lives for a cocktail)!

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In a new interview Phaedra Parks talks about how the woman she plays on TV is an exaggeration of who she really is; claiming the producers encourage the ladies to play a part! Shockingly, Phaedra admits that the editors manipulate how the characters appear on screen!

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, famous for her “Everybody knows…” statements and sassy commentary, reveals that while there is a part of her personality that is “silly and Southern-belle-esque” the producers “prefer” to show that side over her serious side. Phaedra wisely takes it with a grain of salt, explaining: “At the end of the day, I hope when people watch the show, they realize it’s for entertainment.”

“If you don’t have editing rights, you can say a lot of different things and once it’s on the editing table, it might look like something else,” she informs us. ”That’s part of reality TV. Everything on reality TV isn’t as real as you think it is.” Phaedra is well aware that she can act like the normal, sophisticated, professional woman she is almost all the time, but the minute she resorts to cattiness the producers will “air the dopey or catty quote.”

“I try to live without regrets,” she says of participating in the show. Adding she would not do anything differently from last season because the producers chose how each of the women are portrayed. “It doesn’t matter how careful you are. Whatever your character is, is what they make it to be,” she quips. “It’s not who I am but who the producers think I am.” Wow! Is someone trying to get their contract terminated!?

“For people who know me, they understand that. We each have distinct characters on the show. No one is one dimensional. Characters have to be consistent to the part they’re playing.”

Interestingly, Bravo recently released a comment chastising Millionaire Matchmaker’s Patti Stanger for attempting to pitch a new reality show where all the characters were required to “act” a certain way for the story, saying they don’t produce shows with “stipulations” about how the participants behave!

Phaedra does not feel the show has changed her or affected her professional standing. “I still have the same friends. I am still doing the same things I was doing prior to ‘Housewives.’ ” So is D-wrong Eubanks her friend in real-life or a made for TV acquaintance?

Commenting about how appearing on TV as the ditzy Southern Belle may affect her legal career, Phaedra isn’t worried! “My reputation speaks for itself,” she declares. “The TV show hasn’t changed people’s thoughts about me. It makes me more recognizable.”

As for how the show merges her real-life with the show, Phaedra reveals she truly is friends with co-stars Kandi Burruss and Sheree Whitfield. “We speak quite a bit,” she says of Kandi. “I knew her prior to the show but this has afforded us more time to hang out with each other. I consider her part of my close circle of friends.”

Speaking about Sheree’s on-going custody and child support issues with ex-husband Bob Whitfield, Phaedra was more than happy to help! “Sheree and I have become close friends as well. Any time a friend comes for legal advice, I’ll do anything I can.” Phaedra was also a guest at co-star and friend Kim Zolciak’s 11-11-11 nuptials. A TwitPic of Phaedra, Kandi, and Patti attending the wedding is below!

There is one person Phaedra definitely does not share an off-screen relationship with – NeNe Leakes! “Obviously, we take a very long trip to Africa,” she snips.

As for her interest in the funeral business Phaedra assures us it’s very real! She has an interest in learning “all aspects” of the business and has even enrolled in part-time mortuary classes!

Moving on, tonight is an all-new episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta! In the second episode of the season titled “Surprisingly Rich”, NeNe, Cynthia Bailey and Kandi take a trip to Miami after NeNe’s feud with Sheree. How they roped Kandi into that trip I’ll never understand! Also, Phaedra begins to seriously consider the funeral business and someone throws her a surprise birthday party!

The new episode airs at 9/8c and a preview clip is below!

On Watch What Happens Live, the guest is none other than NeNe who I am sure will have plenty of comments about everyone and everything – including Kim’s wedding!

THOUGHTS ON PHAEDRA’S INTERVIEW? DO YOU BELIEVE HER STATEMENTS ABOUT BRAVO MANIPULATING HOW THE WOMEN ARE PORTRAYED OR IS SHE BLAMING EDITING?


11/11/11…if you’re Kim Zolciak you probably wished for a fairy tale wedding, which is exactly what the Real Housewives of Atlanta star got yesterday when she married Atlanta Falcons defensive end Kroy Biermann at a lavish ceremony in Atlanta.  Who was on hand to help her celebrate? A slew of Bravolebrities and a famous blogger (no, no one from here at RT unfortunately :)).

While there has been no confirmation yet regarding the attendance of her fellow cast mates, one could place bets that a few of the RHOA ladies were there to throw rice and raise a toast. Kim’s once wig-tugging friend Sheree Whitfield, her producer rainmaker songwriter pal Kandi Burruss who sort of helped her a little with her “Tardy for the Party” hit and fellow over-the-top soiree throwing Phaedra Parks were likely on hand to watch Kim and Kroy’s nuptials.

It’s more questionable that Cynthia Bailey received an invitation given the ladies tense friendship, but stranger things have happened. As for NeNe Leakes, Kim’s former BFF, it’s safe to say she would probably rather get stuck in an elevator with Star Jones and LaToya Jackson than watch her nemesis walk down the aisle.

Also on hand from Bravo was everyone’s favorite (ahem) matchmaker Patti Stanger, who tweeted, “Hanging in ATL @doubletree with my bestie Jackie from @life_and_style as we prepare for @Kimzolciak’s wedding…we are so excited! X0” Perhaps she was able to drum up some new “clients” at the reception. She later updated her Twitter to say, “No phones allowed at @Kimzolciak’s wedding, so no tweeting/photos, I will give you the fun facts after. X0.”

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton was also Twittering from the ATL about the big event, saying, “@Kimzolciak So happy to be here to celebrate your special day with you! Much love, happiness, peace and health!!! xoxo ” Perhaps my invitation got lost in the mail?

Even celebrity event planner Colin Cowie took to Twitterverse about his role in the whole to-do. He stated, “Stunning bride, handsome groom — a super glam and chic affair!” Wait, what? D-wight Eubanks wasn’t the wedding planner? For shame!

Not one to be out-tweeted on her own wedding day, Kim gave a shout out to the bakery that made the couple’s cake. She exclaimed, “Omg thank you Highland Bakery for my amazing wedding cake! Absolutely breathtaking I cried when I saw it! It is exactly what I wanted!!!” I hope that crying didn’t mess up her make-up!

Without a doubt, Kim’s two daughters from her first marriage — thirteen-year-old Brielle and nine-year-old Ariana — were a huge part of Kim’s big day. Kim also has a baby boy with her new groom, Kroy Jagger, or K.J. as his infant friends call him.

Kim herself was on cloud nine on her wedding day, telling Life & Style, “This has been the happiest day of my life. It’s been perfect. It’s been a dream come true.” Of her brand new hubby, she gushes, “He makes me a better person. I love everything about him.” Awww…. Best wishes to the happy couple!

See a picture of the bride’s ornate wedding gown below.

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WHAT DO YOU THINK OF KIM’S NUPTIALS? WHO OF HER CASTMATES DO YOU THINK WERE IN ATTENDANCE?

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