In the latest issue of PEOPLE magazine, Nene Leakes of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, is finally revealing all of her plastic surgery secrets and buckle up folks, it isn’t just a nose job!
“I admit it: I’m vain,” reveals the 42-year-old Atlanta housewife, who is surprisingly very honest about all the work she has had done in the article.
“I wanted a tune up,” said Nene, who went under the knife in April for three plastic surgery procedures: a nose job, a breast lift, and liposuction.
Nene shares that the nose job was done to narrow down her nostrils which “bothered me for years.” Nene was however unhappy with some of the backlash she received when she stepped out with her new nose, with some saying her new nose “looks Caucasian.” Nene adds, “I love what I did. I didn’t want to change my looks. I wanted to look like the black woman I am. Only a better version.”
Along with the liposuction, Nene also lost 15 pounds. “I couldn’t be happier,” she tells the mag. The timing of this PEOPLE article is not a coincidence as the Monday night episode of the Atlanta Housewives will tackle Nene’s nose job.
A before and after shot of Nene’s nose is below, as well as the scanned article from PEOPLE. Photographer credit – Robert Ector.
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The tipping point came this weekend after an incident over her makeup. Sources tell TMZ that Nene threw a temper tantrum because she hated the way her makeup was done for the show’s opening interviews. She then had the makeup artists start her makeup over again, except she still wasn’t satisfied.
Following two makeovers, Nene decided to take matters into her own hands, doing her makeup by herself.
In other news, the always outspoken NYC Housewife Bethenny Frankel is back at it yet again. Bethenny, who is mostly admired by her fans for her brutal honesty, took a jab at the Atlanta Housewives during her recent appearance on the Rachel Ray Show.
While attempting to make fun of her spotlight-loving dog Cookie, Bethenny said the following: “I think she has an agent. She literally hams it up for the cameras,” Bethenny said of her dog. “She’s like … one of the housewives of Atlanta. Every time the cameras are on she’s, like, doing something.”
Some are now saying Bethenny was comparing the Atlanta ladies to dogs, but knowing Bethenny, she more than likely didn’t mean it in that manner.
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Time to recap the 3rd episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta titled ‘White Hot.’
This episode brought us fame monsters, threats to unborn babies and the magical appearance of Sheree’s eldest daughter. The episode starts out with Kim Gaga verbally abusing her assistant Sweetie, while also packing for her big live concert in front of the biggest gay dance party in the universe. Evidently, lip syncing to an auto-tuned backtrack takes a lot of preparation.
Nene takes her youngest son Brent out for a walk in the park. The two share a tender mother and son moment during which Nene brings up the topic of Bryson’s arrest. Nene states in her interview that she did not want to go into the arrest details with Brent due to his young age, but something tells me at age 11, Brent is well aware of all that is going on around him.
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On the third episode of the season, titled ‘White Hot,’ Kim receives the opportunity of a lifetime when she is invited to perform at one of the biggest gay circuit parties – the White Party. But only having “Tardy for the Party” under her repertoire, is Kim ready for her first concert appearance?
Meanwhile NeNe continues to struggle with her son Brice’s brush with the law, and new housewife Phaedra continues to defend her husband Apollo and his shady, criminal past amidst rumors around town. But when it seems that Phaedra and Apollo don’t exactly see eye to eye when it comes to parenting, how will this affect their relationship? Find out tonight!
In other Atlanta news, RadarOnline is reporting that Nene Leakes’ marriage to hubby Gregg Leakes continues to be strained. The latest is that Nene is very furious at Gregg all over the money he reportedly borrowed from Dwight Eubanks.
Despite Gregg’s denials on the show that he only borrowed $500 from Dwight, a source tells Radar that Gregg did indeed borrow $10,000. “Gregg lied to NeNe because he did get a $10,000 loan from Dwight and now she is really pi**ed at him.”
The source adds, “Money is a sensitive issue between them and NeNe cannot believe that Gregg would lie to her. She feels it has put her in an awkward position with Dwight because they are really good friends who confide in one another both on and off camera.”
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And thanks to Las Vegas Weekly, the all new cast of Celebrity Apprentice 4 season has now been leaked! The most notable reality star on the cast is non other than Nene Leakes of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Other reality stars include Gary Busey, the actor who is now notorious for his stint on Celebrity Rehab, and actress Lisa Rinna, who’s lips currently star on a TV Land reality series titled Harry Loves Lisa. Richard Hatch, you know the first Survivor winner who became famous for not paying his taxes and going to jail, is signed on as well.
The cast also includes a number of musicians such as rapper Lil Jon, Meatloaf, Mark McGrath, David Cassidy, LaToya Jackson, Dionne Warwick, and John Rich of Big & Rich.
The remaining cast members are Hope Dworaczyk - 2010 Playmate of the Year, supermodel Niki Taylor, actress Marlee Matlin and athlete Jose Canseco. The 16th and final cast member? Star Jones – former host of The View.
The new season of Celebrity Apprentice reportedly began filming days ago and is set to debut in 2011 on NBC.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta discusses her relationship with castmates Kim Zolciak and Nene Leakes, dating NFL player Willis McGahee (who is rumored to have 7 kids by multiple women), and why she almost didn’t return to the show this season.
“To be honest with you, I didn’t know if I was coming back,” she says. “I was like, ‘Eh, I don’t know.’” Kandi, who has an album coming out on Dec. 14, ultimately decided to return for business reasons. “It’s both good and bad being on this show. I’m glad to be part of a successful series, of course, but there are other things that [the cast] can’t talk about on our end that we feel should be better,” says Kandi, likely referring to not earning enough money from the show.
Excerpts from Kandi’s interview below -
TVGuide.com: I have to know. Did you work on Kim’s new song, “Google Me“?
Burruss: No, actually a friend of mine did.
TVGuide.com: Ah, good. Because “Tardy for the Party” was better.
Burruss: Yeah [laughs]. I did do a new song for Kim called “The Ring Didn’t Mean A Thing.” You’ll see it this season. Kim and I also went on a promo tour, which was a little crazy. She performs live. It was small, just three cities, and I kind of took her like an opening act. We did a tour bus and everything. It was … interesting.
TVGuide.com: And how is your relationship with NeNe these days?
Burruss: We’re cool. We don’t have any beef this year. What happened last year was really … I don’t even know how it happened. It didn’t even make sense. It was a moment that went too far. At a certain point when we were promoting the season, it did start to get out of control. We started having arguments over the radio over stupid stuff, and the network had to reach out and say, “You guys need to calm down.” After that, we both kind of checked ourselves. Now we have no issues.
TVGuide.com: You begin dating National Football League running back Willis McGahee this season. What was that like with the cameras following you?
Burruss: Honestly, I would never do that again. He’s a cool guy, but I think when you put it out there in public too soon, before you even have a chance to really get to know each other, I think it gives too many people the opportunity to make an opinion. And they do it before you get to make your own opinion!… Right now, we’re friends. That’s all I can say.
TVGuide.com: Tell me about your upcoming album Kandi Koated.
Burruss: The album takes you on a trip through a relationship. It’s all about finding love, having love, losing love … There are a couple of let’s-get-back-together songs. But it takes you through all those different emotions. It’s an R&B album, and there some very big ballads on there. I had songs from Ne-Yo, Justice League, Brian Michael Cox and Jazzy Pha, who produced the single “Leave U.”
A new episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Monday at 10/9c on Bravo.
Episode 2 starts out with Kim Zolciak and her assistant Sweetie going for a beer run or walk or something. One hit wonder Pop star Kimmy feels she needs to look great, you know, considering she is a big pop star and all now. The two end their run by re-hydrating with a beer.
We see a very pregnant Phaedra at her workplace. The attorney is meeting up with a non-celebrity client of hers who was arrested for marijuana possession, and no, it is not Nene’s son Bryson, just in case you were wondering. “Unfortunately, 1 in 3 black men will be indicted for a felony and do some prison time. Instead of us punishing people who have obviously served their time, we really need to embrace them so that they don’t have to go back into crime,” states Phaedra, who is obviously doing her part by marrying an ex-con shortly after his release.
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On tonight’s episode, titled ‘Model Behavior,’ the other housewives discover that Phaedra‘s husband Apolloserved over 5 years in prison. They quickly began to speculate and wonder how a lawyer ended up with an ex-con.
On Nene’s home front, things get even rockier as her son Bryson asks to come back following one of his arrests for drug possession. Meanwhile, following her fight with Dwight, Nene runs into him at a public event and attempts to talk to him using a much calmer approach. Will Dwight give Nene the time of the day? Will they be able to resolve their issues? Find out tonight at 9/8c on Bravo.
Also on tonight’s episode, the other new housewife, Cynthia Bailey, will make her debut. In an interview with the HollywoodLife, Cynthia sings the praises of Nene Leakes but questions Kim Zolciak’s authenticity.
“I didn’t see it coming because she is so bigger than life, but NeNe was the most real person on the show,” she says. “I felt like she was consistent and proved herself to be a friend.” And when it comes to Kim bisexuality, Cynthia has some doubts. “She puts it out there and then doesn’t want to talk about it,” she says. “I will say for the most part I think Kim will do whatever she needs to do to stay relevant.”
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