NeNe Leakes and SNL’s Cecily Strong were guests on Watch What Happens Live tonight after part 2 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion episode. Cecily didn’t get to say a whole lot because NeNe had a lot to say. She had a lot of words to say but it didn’t feel like she shared any new info or insights.
After two games we finally get to the questions. A fan wants to know if NeNe is EVER going to donate to Detroit Public Schools Foundation. And this sets her off on a rant aimed mostly at Andy for relaying the question. “Please stop asking me about that. I don’t care what these people ask you. I will do what I want to do when I want to do it. Let’s be very clear about that. They can Tweet and ask you anything they want to. I do what I want to do. I’m not going to be forced to do anything.” She adds, “I’m gonna tell you this. When it comes down to charity, it should not be made out of a mockery. It shouldn’t be anything you’re talking about constantly on your show, on social media. The idea was that you don’t make charity out of a mockery. You’re doing something from the goodness of your heart and want to donate to charity, you donate the right way. Who writes a check and posts it on social media and tries to say ‘I’m donating to charity’? People donate to charity in private. Nobody does that bullshit.”
Our favorite reality TV stars cannot get enough of the spotlight during their regularly scheduled time slots, so they take to social media to share even more of their lives with us. And we would not have it any other way. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite snapshots and selfies from this week. Enjoy.
NeNe Leakes wants it known that she is NOT. GOING. ANYWHERE… unless confronted by fellow Real Housewives Of Atlanta co-stars! Weighing in on the season and her new pal Phaedra Parks‘ possible divorce, NeNe advises Phaedra to follow her heart, meanwhile Kenya Moore suggests Phaedra is actually following viewer’s opinion when it comes to her divorce from Apollo Nida!
“Whatever goes on in Phaedra’s home is between her and Apollo – we don’t have to sleep with Apollo at night,” NeNe adds. Well, neither does Phaedra – at least not for the next 6 or 7 years (depending on good behavior).
NeNe Leakes stopped by New York Live to talk about the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion. Of course NeNe has a lot to say now that she doesn’t have anyone to challenge her on her own little press tour. When asked to accept responsibility for her words and actions on the reunion, however, all she had to say was, “You’re right. I’m wrong.” Typical NeNe.
NeNe shared her thoughts on the “gang ups” on the reunion, jealousy from her co-stars, the newer cast versus the original cast, and more. About the reunion, she shared, “There was definitely gang ups and I kind of understand. I’ve been there since the beginning and a lot of girls come on this show and they are like, “OK, let me take NeNe on, that’s the first one I’m gonna get.'”
To no one’s surprise, NeNe Leakes hopes that The Real Housewives of Atlantacast will get a MAJOR overhaul next season. NeNe is praying that none of the unmarried Housewives get invited back. She also talks about her current co-stars trying to knock her off of her throne.
She chatted with Michael Strahan and Robin Roberts on Live! With Kelly and Michael this morning. She shared on last night’s reunion episode, “They are mad, honey. They’re out there attacking Miss NeNe Leakes.” When Robin asks why she thinks that is, “I’m a threat. I am a threat and they are mad.” Michael asks if they’re jealous because she’s the only original cast member left. “Well, of course. Everybody wants to knock the queen off her throne, but she’s not going anywhere.”
I don’t know about you but I consider this season’s Real Housewives Of Atlanta reunion to be basically an extension of last season’s Real Housewives Of Atlanta reunion, albeit without anyone’s clip-in hair pieces being used to mop the stage floor.
Porsha Williams explains there “wasn’t a lot of screaming and yelling” during the reunion because the women just “wanted to be heard” and “clear up whatever the misunderstandings were” – although there also wasn’t a lot of progress made!
“People were definitely upset last year and lashed out with anger. This year I feel like people were very emotional. It was really similar to the therapy session,” Porsha describes. Although Porsha isn’t really in the business of clearing up any of her shade – in fact she stands by accusing Peter Thomas of cheating (why would she? No shade), and her refusal to apologize to Kenya Moore over last season’s fight.
NeNe Leakes has 99 problems… and they’re all her fault! Her problems include: wigs, friendships, successes, rejection of Claudia Jordan, saying what she said because she said it… NeNe’s refrain throughout the Real Housewives Of Atlanta reunion, was “You’re right, I’m wrong.” Probably. No, it’s not NeNe who has a million problems – it’s RHOA… This was supposed to be the SEASON 7 reunion, but almost everything discussed was a SEASON 6 issue. Dejaview!
The only things different are Apollo is incarcerated and Claudia is lapping up everyone’s storyline dregs like she’s been through the dessert on a stallion booty with no name and it’s been good to get into the shade. In Atlanta no one can remember your name unless you try extra hard with the reads and the complaints!
Let’s talk outfits: Porsha Williams‘ was the worst – it looked like a cheap shower curtain. And that train! That girl and her issues with trains. #UndergroundRailroad.
Tonight the THREE-Part Real Housewives Of Atlanta reunion begins – meaning the drama between NeNe Leakes and Kandi Burruss will finally explode! Actually it seems like the entire reunion is NeNe-central (sorry NoNeensters!) because as Kandi explains, “She had a break-through.”
“She was bringing up some things in her past that really struck a nerve with her. Like talking about things in her childhood.” says Kandi of NeNe’s sobbing meltdown. “It brought about a different emotion.”
Apparently NeNe’s meltdown was a bonding moment for the group as all the women comforted her. “It was better than last year’s [reunion]. There was no hair pulling, so I guess that was progress,” Kandi laughs. “But, how do you have all this arguing and then skip off?”