NeNe Leakes wishes people would only talk about how she’s a Broadway actress (you knew that, right?), but instead everybody wants to know what’s going on with Real Housewives Of Atlanta – most specifically her ex-friendship with Cynthia Bailey, who Andy Cohen likes the best, and her relationship with Teresa Giudice.
NeNe reveals that all the animosity viewers see on RHOA is legit! “The hate is real – the hate is really real,” NeNe announces. She says during her Broadway run she does not watch the show, “I don’t want to get caught up in the negativity.” Instead she relies on social media for information.
“We have our differences but in some big instances I will be there for support. Except when it comes to supporting Detroit Public Schools. I did it out of the goodness of my heart.” NeNe reminds us that she supported Kandi‘s sex toy line, Cynthia’s Bailey Agency opening, and supporting Porsha through her divorce and issues with Kenya.
Everyone is always trying to figure out which Real Housewives earn the most! Who is bringing home the most bacon per franchise – and the biggest question: who is the highest earner of them all? We’ve heard a lot of varying reports, but here comes another one speculating about the Housewives salaries.
Desperate to restore Real Housewives Of New York, Bravo tried to attract former supermodels and celebrity chefs to the franchise, but had to settle for Bethenny Frankel instead. In exchange, the network is rumored to have agreed to pay her $1 million + bonuses depending on the 7th season’s success.
Things pick up where they left off with NeNe Leakes bursting into tears – I firmly believe it was the false eyelash glue – before bellowing at Cynthia about how she has been scorned, left adrift in a desert of vicious reality television vultures waiting to pick the bones of her success and that she has arisen again like a falcon from the fiery depths of a barren civilization filed with predator silicone monsters in discount Louboutaaaans and the weaves stolen from the corpses of past Housewives but NeNe has praaaaayed for Cynthia’s redemption, but she is nothing but prey for those with agendas to destroy.
NeNe Leakes will be the first to admit she has used Real Housewives Of Atlanta to her advantage to leverage a pretty spectacular career – and now other reality stars are following suit. In a battle of veteran vs. virgin, NeNe talks how reality TV has changed, while Claudia Jordan reflects on her first season.
“I would like to say I’ve grown,” NeNe says. Of being an influential black woman on TV, she says, “Reality television has been both negative and positive. When our show first started, it was mostly positive. Even though we got in your face, it was never a fist fight,” NeNe recalls. No, not a fist fight – just a wig tug courtesy of She by SheBroke! Or a plonk and a bloop and poke your eyes out, courtesy of NeNe!
Our favorite (and sometimes not so favorite) reality TV stars can’t 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 love them for it. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite snapshots from this week. Enjoy.
NeNe shared that the defrauding former Real Housewives Of New Jersey star brought her 4 daughters to a performance of the show and they had a great time. “My girl came to Cinderella last nite with her daughters to support me! I love seeing her. She looks so good & she’s a super strong woman,” NeNe gushed on Instagram.
Apparently in the months since Teresa was sentenced she’s become good friends with the Real Housewives Of Atlanta star, who has been a staunch supporter of Teresa for years. <side eye>
Cynthia Bailey is tired of being seen and not heard, which is exactly how she feels her “non-conversation” with NeNe Leakes went on this week’s episode. Calling her former friend a person who seeks out other miserable people, Cynthia is tired of taking the blame for their friendship falling apart – but she’s not sorry to be rid of NeNe!
Cynthia complains that NeNe is having trouble accepting that their friendship has come to an end, and is now acting as if she did nothing to contribute to that demise. “One of the last things that I recall saying at the reunion was that I believed my friendship with NeNe had come to the end of the road,” the Real Housewives Of Atlanta star admits.
“I was happy to let bygones be bygones, wish everyone well, and move on with my life,” Cynthia says. “I felt that too many boundaries had been crossed and chose to no longer accept friendships plagued with violations and disrespect.”
Kenya Moore is never one to mince words but when it comes to donations to Detroit Public Schools she is going IN on co-star NeNe Leakes for failing to cough up her $20,000 donation!
The Real Housewives Of Atlanta starsaysNeNe is pissing her off by failing to meet her obligation to Detroit Public Schools all because she has a vendetta against her. Kenya seems to think shaming her co-star into it will force her to write that check. “Clearly she has no intention of writing the check. I think it really shows the type of person she is,” Kenya states.