Last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta was all about changes, forgiveness and getting what you deserve. Sheree pulled a Tamra Barney and threw a drink on her ex-husband, Phaedra and Kandi begged forgiveness something desperate from Mama Joyce, who is both livid and embarrassed that reDICKulous appeared last week. Oh yeah, and we met Marlo Hampton. She has a husky voice I wasn’t expecting!
Things start out with everybody’s favorite southern bell doing a stop and drop apology by bringing Kandi an ‘I shouldn’ t have invited a disgusting porny stripper to your birthday party in front of your mama’ cake. Phaedra’s been giving out a lot of “I’m sorry” gifts lately, hasn’t she? According to Kandi her mama is still mad and won’t answer the phone!
The ladies are still confused that NeNe “former stripper” Leakes flew the coop without even saying good-bye. Apparently she couldn’t locate Kandi in the crowd since she took her eyeballs out. Phaedra is especially perplexed given that NeNe used to show her cervix for a quarter back in the day. Um, I’m pretty sure she was a stripper not a gynecological test subject, Phae!
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According to the latest NeNe Leakes is not about to let Kim Zolciak one-up her in the spin-off department (remember how upset she got over Tardy For The Party!) and she is demanding her own show. With Don’t Be Tardy For The Wedding — Kim’s one-season spin-off currently in the works to chronicle her wedding to Kroy Biermann — Star Magazine is reporting that the always big-hearted and supportive Ms. Leakes is beside herself with jealousy!
“She’s furious that Kim got her own show and she didn’t,” a source tells Star. Apparently NeNe has become quite the diva (oh, really?) ever since her rather volatile stint on Celebrity Apprentice. “She’s saying she’s too big for RHOA, and Bravo doesn’t pay her enough,” the source claims. The source adds that NeNe erroneously believes RHOA will “crumble” if she leaves and the show is “all about her.”
“NeNe has told friends if she doesn’t get what she wants, she will quit!” Would the fans really mind that? “She thinks she’s Madonna,” the source reveals which is the most laugh out loud, pee my pants quote I’ve ever heard from a “source”!
In fact, on a recent episode of WWHL, NeNe expected the star-treatment with a full list of over-the-top demands! “She insisted on her own, very expensive make-up artist, a stretch limo, and the presidential suite during her stay,” the insider asserts, adding that NeNe also requested Cristal Champagne but was rejected! BRAHAHAHAHA!
And while she was the consummate professional (ha!) on stage, things were quite the opposite behind the scenes. “She acted nice to host Andy Cohen while shooting but laid into him afterward and said she wants her own show,” the source alleges. Luckily for all of us, the mag is reporting that the Bravo execs are not likely to accommodate her given her recent behaviors! And in a recent interview Andy stated there are no plans for Kim’s spin-off to be permanent as he likes her on the “mother-ship.” Although if NeNe and Kim continue to refuse to film together things are going to get very interesting!
Upon being questioned by fans about the status of her new home, Sheree Tweeted: “not done yet, really just getting started! It’s been quite a handful… everyone’s on their own schedule & seem to have an agenda.” Basically, the house is in exactly the same condition as it was during filming!
The property that viewers have seen getting demolished over the last few episodes of RHOA was indeed purchased with the intent to build a new home — but it was not purchased by Sheree! Her mother, Thelma Ferguson, actually purchased the original house in a bank foreclosure for around $300,000 in Dec 2010, due to Sheree’s recent financial struggles. Sheree’s mother, Thelma is a successful author and MBA educated business woman who seems quite different from her gold-digging daughter. A copy of the deed is listed below.
If you remember Sheree had big hopes of getting a seven-figure divorce settlement from her ex-husband Bob Whitfield who owns a recording studio and is a retired Atlanta Falcons player. Sheree ended up getting a mere $1M and a portion of his pensions. Instead of paying the attorneys that defended her all the way to the GA Supreme Court, she purchased an Aston-Martin (featured on last season’s show) which was then seized!
As the original home on the Fulton County property was demolished it is now an empty lot on which Sheree owes quite a hefty mortgage. In addition to the rent on her townhouse (which is rumored to be paid by Bravo). How is Sheree financing all of this? She is apparently paying the mortgage on this now empty lot with the money she makes as CEO of her own company. Yes — I burst out laughing too, because Sheree has incorporated herself! According to the State of Georgia, Sheree is the owner, founder, and Chief Executive (and sole employee, it seems) of Sheree’ Corporation, which may or may not still be in business. Oh, ladies — just live within your means!
Also, interesting is the tale of Kandi Burruss‘ two birthday parties. While we all watched with horror as reDICKulous performed a dip n dick at Kandi’s birthday party last week, it appears that was merely a made-for-TV party arranged by Bravo! It turns out Kandi actually had another party which appeared classy, sophisticated and stripper-free!
Kandi’s real (re: Bravo-free) party took place at Straits Restaurant in Atlanta and featured quite an impressive guest list, including former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell, Mama Joyce and Kandi’s daughter. The only Housewives-related guests were Phaedra Parks and Derek J (Kandi’s hairdresser)! Some photos of Kandi and Phaedra at Kandi’s real party are below!
Finally, a new episode of RHOA debuts tonight and we meet possible new Housewife Marlo Hampton, who happens to be dating NeNe’s ex-fling Charles Grant (isn’t she still married?). Cynthia Bailey continues to have issues with her family and her husband Peter Thomas. And Sheree confronts her ex-husband over child support issues. A preview of the new episode is below.
Episode five of Real Housewives of Atlanta airs tonight on Bravo at 9/10c.
THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST DRAMA? DO YOU THINK NENE WILL GET HER OWN SHOW? WILL CHATEAU SHEREE EVER COME TO FRUITION? ARE YOU SURPRISED KANDI HAD TWO PARTIES?
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Whoever is calling Cynthia passive probably means to say passive-aggressive (which I’m pretty sure is a pre-requisite for being a Housewife!). Proving that she really wants to keep her job she is not backing down from her fight with Kim Zolciak and she’s also (finally) taking a stand on her sister’s involvement in her marriage to Peter Thomas!
Taking to her Bravo blog, which she titled “No Respect,” Cynthia reiterates that she never, ever, not once received any sort of wedding gift from Kim! “If I got a gift, I would say that I did. I received gifts from Kandi,Phaedra [Parks], and NeNe. Why would I lie?”
“To be honest, I never really cared that she didn’t bring a gift, her presence at the wedding was presents enough. The only thing that hurt me was how she insulted me by bringing her own wine and saying that Peter and I wouldn’t make it a year. I never got an apology for that,” Cynthia seethes.
While it’s a day late and a dollar short, Cynthia apologizes for her husband’s equally appalling behavior at Kim’s shower! “Well anyway, I apologize for Peter andApollo [Nida]bumping heads at her shower. Again, it was not the time or the place. Again, we did not instigate it in the first place. Again, I am happy for Kim and wish her well. I really have no issue with Kim. Now, can we move on about who brought who a present already?” Yeah — maybe both of you could just stop bringing it up?
“I love Peter, and he loves me. Our relationship is not perfect, because we are not perfect. We don’t not always agree on everything, but we have each other’s back 100%. He pushes me and I push him. Our love is not based on money or materialistic things. We have both had plenty of that. I choose love over money every time,” Cynthia said in defense of her marriage.
And because she loves her hubby, she thinks her sister Malorie Bailey Massieshould butt out! “I love my sister very much, but her interference with my marriage is a problem,” Cynthia clarified. “I appreciate her concern, but at 44, I think I got this. I have no desire to make choices for Mal regarding her marriage, and I deserve the same respect.”
“I confide in my sister because we are sisters. Not to be judged or criticized. I would never cross the line between her union with her husband unless she asked me to,” she continued. And she has one request going forward: stay out of it! “Love you, Mal, but can you leave me and Peter alone?”
And responding to claims that she is NeNe’s puppy on a leash, lacky, made for TV friend; Cynthia claims that’s not true! “I have a great friendship with NeNe because she has been a good friend to me. I am a good friend to her as well. You can’t force real friendships, you either connect or you don’t.” Yet Friendship Contracts are still necessary?
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON CYNTHIA’S COMMENTS? SHOULD MALORIE BUTT OUT? DOES SHE DESERVE AN APOLOGY FROM KIM? IS SHE NENE’S PUPPY?
Yes the NeNe is Tweetin mad that people are calling her a hypocrite for leaving Kandi’s party in light of dip ‘n’ dick when she herself did a lil dancing back in the day!
See while NeNe pretended to be scandalized, reDICKulous actually called into WWHL‘s Aftershow and revealed he had danced for NeNe at least three times prior to Kandi’s birthday — including when she introduced him at Miami Pride Day! Pull those eyes out of the rented Birkin, Ms. Leakes — you are called out! Taking it to the Tweets, NeNe claims it just wasn’t the time or the place for ‘DICK’s show — especially with Mama Joyce present!
NeNe is of course disputing a relationship with reDICKulous, Tweeting Andy: “I host lots of gay events & introduce whoever they tell me 2! I’ve never had a lap dance from any male stripper!” So no one has any pictures to prove her wrong? And she takes issue with how sexy (re: straight up porno) reDICKulous’ act got!
“We don’t do no ish like that @ Wanda’s Playhouse. That was very sick & perverted ! #noclass<Right,” she fired back against allegations that she knew reDICKulous from her own stripping days! And putting her boss on blast, NeNe wondered if Andy’s mom (who texted him that the display was “disgusting”) would watch a strip tease! “@BravoAndy would u b @ a party wit ur mom, aunt or people u do business & watch a stripper suck his…. N front of every1?”
“People r so shady! I wonder if @BravoAndy would have watched him wit his mom & co-workers there,”she continued! Well, Andy responded agreeing with The Nen! “You know that Evelyn would’ve grounded me<Right! For life LOL,” he replied. NeNe wants to know why all the focus was on her since it was Kandi’s party and Phaedra who brought the “gift” — all she did was hightail it out of there and drive home blind! Safety first! A screen shot of some of Nene’s tweets are below –
As for why Kim Zolciakdid not attend Kandi’s reDICKulous birthday party she Tweeted that she was “very pregnant” and gave birth a few days later! So it had nothing at all to do with refusing to film with NeNe?
Speaking of Kim, Sweetie Hughes, Kim’s long suffering former assistant is confirming she no longer works for the Wigziack-Biermann fam! Sweetie verified the split on Twitter, responding, “yes it’s true” when asked by a fan. Sweetie did not give any details about what may have lead to the dissolution of the relationship. Hopefully she just found a different job, but they are still friends!
Also, no word if Sweetie will be featured on Kim’s spin-off, Don’t Be Tardy For The Wedding, which premieres this spring on Bravo and Senor Cohen promises is “a lot of fun.”
“It’s a totally different vibe [than Bethenny Getting Married], he told WetPaint. “I was talking to Bethenny [Frankel]about it the other day. I was like, ‘You are going to love this show!’ Kim is Kim and Bethenny is Bethenny. It’s like, they’re from two different planets.”
If you’re expecting Kim’s permanent departure from the wrath of NeNe, Andy assures us that’s not the plan! “We’re doing this limited series, but I like Kim on the mothership.”
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THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST RHOA DRAMA? IS NENE OVER-REACTING OR DOES SHE MAKE SOME VALID POINTS? WHY DO YOU THINK SWEETIE IS NO LONGER WORKING FOR KIM?
On last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta, things got ridiculous in a big way. I mean big. It was a penis spectacular as the talk was of men, circumcision and some of Phaedra’s more eccentric clients (and I don’t mean Bobbi Brown!). Thank goodness for censorship bars!
Things start out with Phaedra begging Kim’s forgiveness for the baby shower blow out between Peter and Apollo. Kim succinctly tells us that next time ex-cons and ass holes are off the guest list! Phaedra comes a calling with a huge gift and is instantly forgiven – she could have told Kim Kroy was to blame so long as she brought a present. Ok, actually Phaedra apologized — admitting she was embarrassed by Apollo — and Kim accepted. There’s apparently been no word and NO retail apology from Cynthia despite her geriatric husband acting crazy. The ladies talk labor and Phaedra was as crazy as a vampire in sunlight. Love it!
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Oh these Atlanta ladies! In the latest round of Southern Hostility, Kim Zolciak is flinging every insult she can find at Cynthia Bailey! Girl must really be sipping on the margaritas as of late, because she is having some trouble keeping her comments to herself!
Kim’s, I mean, Kroy Biermann’s, ostentatious (re: tacky) baby shower may have been months ago, but she is still fighting mad at Cynthia and her husband, Peter Thomas for showing up over four-hours late and causing a scene with Phaedra Parks‘ husband, Apollo Nida! Oh, and for failing to give her a shower gift! I mean Kim was only registered for Louis Vuitton changing pad covers and diamond encrusted pacifiers – why is Cynthia so cheap?!
Taking to her Bravo blog, the Real Housewives Of Atlanta star speaks out about Peter’s behavior and blames Cynthia for not keeping her man in check! “The fact that Cynthia and Peter came twenty minutes before it was over, without a gift, and then Peter started some ridiculous fight was more of an insult than not showing up at all… It’s obvious Peter had an ulterior motive walking in there, because he said, ‘I hope we don’t get kicked out.’”
“I’m not mad at Apollo, because he was defending his wife. I would want Kroy to do the same for me,” Kim continues. “But Peter took the whole argument to another level and as a wife, Cynthia should have kept her man in check!”
“But if you haven’t noticed, Cynthia doesn’t speak unless she has permission from NeNe [Leakes] so it came as no surprise that she didn’t say anything to Peter.” Wow! “I certainly will not be inviting Peter or Cynthia to anything else,” Kim “Side Boob” Biermann added.
Kim didn’t stop there; she continued her onslaught through Twitter! “My baby shower was beautiful and then Peter shows up and causes a mess!!” she snapped. “Apollo really did hold his composure as long as he cud! He was defending his wife!”
Then, she called Cynthia boring and boasted about having the hottest hubby! Really, Kim – anyone else remember how “hot” Big Poppa was? “Ughh Cynthia….. Boring snoozefest!! I have the hottest househubby for sure!!!!!! #jealous” Kim commented, referring to last week’s WWHL poll questioning who is the hottest man in the ATL. “Hell yes Apollo and @biermann71 tied for hottest house hubby! No doubt @PhaedraParks and I r lucky!!”
As for Cynthia’s allegation that Kim actually didn’t get a wedding present, Kim claims that’s not true. She retaliated with a tweet slamming Cynthia and calling her a liar! “Cynthia is full of sh*t Kroy & I gave her card w/ cash 4 her wedding! We knew she was having financial problems so we figured she could use the $ instead of purchasing something she didn’t need!” Well, if Cynthia is so “poor” maybe Kim shouldn’t have expected a baby gift from her?
After basically insulting Cynthia on all levels and keeping it classy (cause that’s how Kim rolls), Kim did admit that both Peter and Apollo apologized for their behavior. “Wish ya all got to see everything that happened but that wud b hrs worth!” she explained. “For the record Peter did apologize as did Apollo!! We still had a good time!” Oh, well then were all the rude comments necessary, NeNe? Oh, whoops I meant Kim!
Cynthia, who was a guest on Wendy Williams this Wednesday, did not respond to Kim’s comments but Tweeted: “Never mind who is against you, just focus on who is with u.” On her own Bravo blog, Cynthia praised Kim’s shower and the relationship Kroy has with her daughters. She also reiterated that she was tardy for the party due to work!
Although Cynthia does confront present-gate! “Kim said I did not bring a present. I brought her the exact same present that she brought me to my wedding. Nothing. It took me hours to pick it out, and it was perfect.”
Surprisingly, NeNe has kept quiet about her BFF’s feud with Kim, instead Tweeting that last weeks episode was “soooo boring” without her in it! NeNe has been occupied guzzling the surely disgusting delicious Miss Moscato wine she is now producing and hanging out in NYC with Basketball Wives star Jennifer Williams. NeNe tweeted a photo of the two of them having drinks while son Brent spent Thanksgiving with his father, Gregg Leakes. Perhaps this divorce is real after all… The photo of NeNe and Jen is below!
Also, Kim tweeted a photo of her wedding jumpsuit (one of her three wedding outfits) and that photo is below as well!
Tonight the controversy continues with a new episode of RHOA. Phaedra attempts to mend fences with Kim over Apollo’s behavior at Kim’s shower. The basically drama-less Kandi Burruss finds herself in the hot seat with mama Joyce at her birthday party, where Phaedra gives her a memorable gift! Peter squares off with Cynthia’s sister leaving Cynthia torn between her husband and her sister.
And Sheree Whitfield is frustrated over the slow progress building the elusive Chateau Sheree – by the way there are some rumors circulating around Atlanta claiming Sheree never actually built said dream house. The Atlanta blog Tamara Tattles did some research and discovered it may have been a manufactured storyline for the show! In fact, The Nene tweeted: “She was frontin! It was never built,” after a fan tweeted to her asking how a “broke” Sheree could afford to build a new home. A preview of the upcoming episode is below.
Real Housewives of Atlanta airs on Bravo (9/10c) followed by an all-new WWHL (11/12c).
WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON: CYNTHIA’S OR KIM’S? SHOULD KIM LET THE BABY SHOWER DRAMA GO OR WOULD YOU STILL BE MAD? WHO DO YOU THINK IS THE HOTTEST MAN IN THE ATL?
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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 Thomas‘ latest 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?
What people see is what it is. I don’t really know Apollo. Apollo felt like he was defending his wife [regarding] the UPTOWN article that I did . . . the article wasn’t about them. The article was about how I felt about what my wife said and what people were saying about, you know, UPTOWN Restaurant and Lounge and that she gave me money to do it and I wanted to set the record straight by saying yes she made a contribution but I didn’t take her wallet to do it.
The Real Problem With Sheree:
She talks about everybody f****ed up all the time, especially my wife. She said my wife is spineless. She said my wife has no backbone. She said my wife follows around NeNe like some little puppy. She says a lot of really f****ed up things and my wife is too much of a classy chick to even go in on that so, when they ask me what I think, because me and my wife is one, I’m gone say how I feel. She thinks she’s cute but I don’t think she’s cute. If she thinks she’s cute, then that’s on her. It’s like when I watched [the show Sunday] night and she said ‘well, I know I’m cute’ and my answer was ‘really.’ It didn’t change how I feel. But all of that was at the top of the year. I just saw Sheree recently after the Soul Train Awards. She came through to bar One and maybe she forgave me or I forgave her. We don’t know. Let’s see what happens next.
On Nene and Her Mouth:
When I say NeNe is loud, it’s because NeNe got a big ass mouth but I love her. I love her to death. I love her. She’s cool as hell. She’s the realest as far as I’m concerned.
On Why Kim Is Crazy:
When I say Kim is crazy as hell, it’s because her mouth is so reckless. All kinds of s**t come out of her mouth. I don’t think they have ever shot Kim without beeping, without beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep, because she talks crazy. That’s how she talks.
On The Marriage Drama Involving Cynthia’s Mother and Sister:
I was caught off guard. I didn’t see that coming. I love Barbara. I think Cynthia’s mother is a beautiful lady. I didn’t know that they had certain concerns. I had never been in that position before. It made me a little bit more humble. It makes me a little more determined. I used that fuel to light my fire, to bounce right back, to open BarOne. I could crash and burn. I know everybody would like to see that but that’s not who I am. I’m a man’s man and I don’t have no problem repping that to the fullest.
Peter On His Love For His Wife Cynthia and Why People Can’t Stand It:
My wife is not just beautiful. She’s extremely beautiful. I’m not just talking about the exterior and what everybody sees. I’m talking about her make-up–her honesty, her softness, her caring ways. She’s an angel. I’m a lucky man. I’m the luckiest man on the planet. I will do nothing ever to disappoint her. I live for her. When a man and a woman say I do in front of God and family and friends they’re basically saying it’s a ride-or-die type situation. I’m old school so that’s the way I think and I believe that’s the way my wife thinks also… We’re in love with each other and a lot of people hate that because they might not have that in their life. But guess what? That’s their f***ing problem.
Peter also talked about why his UPTOWN Bar failed last year. “UPTOWN only failed for the fact that everything in America failed. Every banking institution failed. Okay. Every mortgage company failed. There wasn’t even no dancing in Atlanta during those months so people wasn’t coming out of their house. Everybody was scared,” said Peter adding that his new place BarOne will succeed because it’s “a small venue” and “the price point is lower.”
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON PETER’S LATEST INTERVIEW? SHOULD HE ZIP IT OR IS HE JUST BEING HONEST?