Last night NeNe made her Broadway debut in the role of Madame, the wicked stepmother and Housewives (both old and new) along with actual celebs came out to watch! There weren’t any Real Housewives Of Atlanta stars in the audience, but I can imagine we’ll at least see her new very best friendPhaedra Parks attending a show before NeNe’s run ends on January 3rd.
NeNe Leakes is used to facing tough audiences – first on Real Housewives Of Atlanta, and now on Broadway in Cinderella, which debuted last night! Admitting that dealing with the negativity of Housewives has well-prepared her for criticism from critics and fans, NeNe also shares that her self-confidence has helped her shine through the haters!
“Working on ‘Housewives’ can be very negative at times. I think that’s the way (the producers) position the show. I’m the original — I’m the center of the show. Every season they want someone to come for me,” NeNe explains. “It’s tough. Broadway is more about the work and the art. It’s being creative. And every one wants to go out there and deliver and put on a good show. It’s very positive.”
On her support system: “While our show is about a group of women who socialize together, socializing does not equate to true friendship. True friends delight in the building up of one another rather than bashing each other. Throughout my tumultuous situation it has been Porsha’s sweetness, NeNe’s constant support and advice, coupled with Kandi’s steadfast friendship that has sustained and comforted me.”
As a holiday week, there aren’t as many red carpet events but we still managed to wrangle some reality star red carpet pics this week. Enjoying some pre-turkey day festivities: former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Carlton Gebbia and her husband David attended the 25th annual “Talk of the Town” black tie gala.
Love & Hip Hop New York’sErica Mena meets and greets fans at ShopTheRunway.com’s flagship store in L.A. while Sheana Marie debuted her newest single with Shahs of Sunset star Leila Gharache and Scheana’s husband Michael Shay.
Scott Disick hosted a party in Vegas at 1OAK while his “sisters” Khloe, Kendalland Kylie walked the red carpet at the AMAs.
Check out all the pics below, including NeNe Leakes, Nicole Murphy and more.
Claudia Jordan burst onto Real Housewives Of Atlanta this week and she isn’t holding back! I have a feeling Claudia will be fun, until you piss her off and then watch it! She is all about the hustle and seems intent on making a name for herself as more than Kenya Moore‘s bestie!
Reacting to her inaugural episode, Claudia describes her friendship with Kenya and throws some shade on NeNe Leakes for calling her thirsty. Interestingly, Claudia doesn’t comment on Porsha Stewart and Cynthia Bailey‘s fight! She works with Porsha and is good friends with Cynthia, so I am curious about her perspective!
There was no shortage of shade and tension on Real Housewives of Atlanta this week. Kenya Moore spent her on-camera time with her Aunt Lori and Claudia Jordan this week, but it didn’t stop her co-stars from talking ish about her. Like a good little bravolebrity, Kenya’s firing back in her RHOA blog.
First, Kenya gave a shout out to her Aunt Lori, “The one constant in my life is that I can count on my Aunt Lori to dispense sound advice. She is always the neutral party, who is often the moral compass of the show. And my take away is forgiveness should not come with conditions, neither should apologies.”
Last night’s episode of Real Housewives Of Atlanta featured a battle of the THOTS. Well, really it was more of a battle of THOT accusations coming from Porsha Williams! Porsha and Cynthia Bailey are angry at each other over the reunion; Cynthia felt Porsha’s physical aggression was out-of-line, but Porsha is annoyed that Cynthia has “flip-flopped” her opinion on the matter – sometimes saying she understood Porsha was provoked and other times saying it was completely unacceptable.
Really, Porsha and Cynthia are angry at each other because their ‘bosses’ NeNe Leakes and Kenya Moore don’t like each other so they pawns in a larger game for who will be crowned MISS RHOA! I wonder if The Bailey Agency will host the pageant… they so excel at them! More on that later, but first – Nights at The Apollo!
Everyone is still reeling from Apollo Nida‘s reveal that he “Krayonce’d” his relationship with Kenya, aka imagined she was there in LA, coming onto him in hotel rooms, and offering him fellatio. See this is Karma – Kenya was making up menz all over the world from Africa to Atlanta, and here is Apollo making up Kenyas!
In three days NeNe Leakes will make her Broadway debut! The Real Housewives of Atlanta star showed off some new photos this week of her preparations for the big night. NeNe admits that she’s nervous, but she’s as ready as she’ll ever be. NeNe will be stepping into the role of the wicked stepmother for the next five weeks – from November 25th through January 3rd.
She shared with her followers, “Flew right back into NYC just in time for my Broadway rehearsal. I’m just days away from my Debut! Nervous but excited! Nov 25th thru Jan 3rd. #fearlessnene.”
NeNe Instagrammed some photos of her costume and wig fittings and promotional work for the show – which you can see below in the gallery.