She acts a fool. She sings. She dances. She bloops. NeNe Leakes may have risen to fame on Real Housewives of Atlanta, but she didn’t follow the normal housewives branding with fruity alcoholic beverages and cookbooks. The Neenster is one of the few reality stars (who wasn’t famous before her reality show) who has managed to crossover into acting…and not just in Sharknado movies! She’s guest starred on Glee. She’s starred in a short-lived sitcom. She’s acted on Broadway (twice!!!). What’s next?
Well apparently, stand-up comedy. NeNe is taking her act on the road with her “So Nasty, So Rude” tour. I guess “Close Your Legs to Married Men….WIG!” tour was too much to fit on the flyer?
TGIF! It’s hot photo Friday! Let’s see what our favorite reality TV stars have been up to! The Real Housewives of Orange County stars Terry and Heather Dubrowtook a break from overseeing the building of their mansion and were spotted having a good time (?) together at a Lakers game in L.A.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta stars Kenya Moore, NeNe Leakes, Cynthia Bailey and Kandi Burrusswere all photographed at events this week. Kenya was in Miami to attend the TREND Group and Granite Transformations global rebranding and “Immense” product collection launch event at Temple House. Cynthia Bailey was seen at the Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival with Married to Medicine stars Dr. Heavenly Kimes and Lisa Nicole Cloud in Miami. NeNe Leakes and husband Gregg were in Vegas for the fourth annual “One Night for ONE DROP” imagined by Cirque du Soleil, a show that raises awareness and funds for critical water issues worldwide.
“It was a good time for me,” Sheree said about her decision to return to Real Housewives of Atlanta. “My kids are about grown .. and I just felt like I’m in a much different place. I’m in a lighter place. Before it was so heavy. I was going through a lot – going through a divorce and a child support battle, so right now, I’m just really enjoying life and having a good time.”
NeNe agrees that Kim doesn’t mix well with the existing ladies. “I don’t think she’s a good fit for the show. I don’t think she fits with the cast,” she explains. “It’s not a good thing if you don’t fit with the cast.”
Y’all. I for real cannot get the image of Kenya Moore as the Grinch out of my head. Krayonce’s epic holiday costume on the season finale of Real Housewives of Atlanta is sure to haunt my dreams. It was truly amazing. That said, there has been some over-the-top drama in the show’s eighth season, and I’m sure the reunion is going to be just as insane.
In the meantime, Kandi Burruss is treating us to her take on the return of NeNe Leakes, the downfall of her friendship with Phaedra Parks, and those pesky rumors about newbie Kim Fields’ husband. Yikes! Kandi addresses the visit the FEDs paid to her home to collect some of Apollo Nida’s things and reveals her initial concern that the reunion would be dull. With this crew? Never!
For Kandi and Todd it has been a shocking couple of years filled with extreme ups (getting married, finally getting pregnant) and extreme downs (Mama Joyce, Todd’s mother Sharon passing away unexpectedly, and Kandi losing her friendship to Phaedra). A year after Sharon’s death, with Kandi having only 5 weeks to go until baby Ace arrives, they visit Sharon’s grave. Her tombstone reads, “A great mother and the life of the party.”
After returning from her visit with Apollo, Phaedra is in the mood to do something fun and festive. She decides to celebrate the holidays by throwing an over-the-top Christmas party. I do love Dwight and his undercover shade.
Kandi, who looks amazing, says, “The baby is awesome and life is good.”
RuPaul admits that he loves Kenya Moore dressed as The Grinch. “I thought she stole the show,” he shares. “You gotta love it. You gotta love a freak. I think Kenya‘s freak meter is about an 11.”
When asked about Matt and Kenya together, Kandi says, “They seem happy. He is different than what I would have thought she would have fallen for. He is a nice guy, don’t get me wrong, I just wouldn’t have seen them together.”