Days after Bravo confirmed the Real Housewives of Atlanta will be returning for a 4th season, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is now reporting all six of the housewives will be returning!
According to the AJC, Nene Leakes, Sheree Whitfield, Kim Zolciak, Phaedra Parks, Kandi Burruss and Cynthia Bailey will be back next season despite Nene’s public statements about having major doubts regarding coming back to the show.
The site also adds that Bravo has no plans to add a new housewife to the cast, a first in the franchise’s history. As we have reported, the Atlanta housewives are Bravo’s most successful franchise, averaging close to 3 million viewers an episode for their last season.
Filming is slated to begin later this month.
In other news, RadarOnline is reporting that Nene Leakes might be addicted to plastic surgery. Despite having had liposuction done on her thighs, hips and stomach, Nene is apparently willing to go back under the knife to get a flatter stomach.
“NeNe is determined to have a flatter tummy and she intends to have more liposuction done so she looks her very best this summer,” a source tells Radar. “Her friends are worried that she has become too obsessed with plastic surgery and have warned her about the dangers, but she just wants to be the best image of herself that she can be.”
Nene, 41, is reportedly very insecure about her looks “despite being loud and over-confident in public” says the source. “She has always wanted to be famous and now that she is those insecurities have been heightened for her to look perfect.”
Since becoming famous, Radar reports the 6 ft tall Nene has had several procedures done including a nose job, breast reduction and lift, liposuction on her tummy, thighs and hips plus new veneers on her teeth.
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If you thought that whole Nene Leakesand Kim Zolciakfeud was over, you know, being that their reality show is currently off the air, well think again.
That beef got reignited this week as Kim graces the latest cover of Life & Style magazine under the heading of “Baby Drama.” It seems Kim’s baby drama has to do with her Real Housewives of Atlanta castmate and former BFF Nene, who had some not so nice things to say about her to the mag.
“I’m not interested in seeing the baby, and I have no plans to send a gift,” Nene tells Life & Style of Kim’s baby, due in June. “Absolutely no plans at all,” added the Nene.
Meanwhile, Kim is still very upset at Nene for both accusing her of treating her assistant Sweetie Hughes like a slave and then calling Sweetie a slave to her face.
Plus back on Feb. 16, a “Free Sweetie” campaign was launched after Nene called in to Rickey Smiley’s Atlanta radio show. “To have all these T- shirts and posters being made, it’s disgusting,” Kim tells Life & Style. “NeNe has problems. I never want to speak to her again.”
That feeling is mutual with the Nene, who Life & Style describes as still being “extremely angry,” as she had more words for Kim. “She’s a big, big liar, and I have a problem with liars,” NeNe tells Life & Style.
As if the national magazine cover story wasn’t enough, the ladies took their beef to the twitter.
Nene fired the first shots when she tweeted on Wednesday morning. “U know these chicks gotta get press somehow so what better way than 2 call my name because nobody is calling theirs!” wrote Nene, having spent the past two months talking aboutStar Jones to the press. “My life is EVERYTHING right now so please don’t bring these negative, miserable pretending 2 b happy people comments 2 my timeline!” added Nene. Life must be tough when you’re always the victim.
Kim’s response you ask? She tweeted a link to the Life & Style story and then added “I want her to say what I have EVER lied about! Lmao! She can’t! Nice try #peoplecanttakeitwhenothersarehappy.”
And finally, we reported two weeks ago that Kim and her NFL player baby’s daddy in waiting Kroy Biermann were looking to purchase a $3.25 million mansion. In fact, the two even put in an offer on the 11,000 sq. ft. mansion in Duluth, Georgia. Well it seems that offer did not go through as the AJC reports the couple is now in talks to lease the same property.
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“Laying out @ the pool doing me! Just fabulous hunni,” tweeted Nene yesterday, the same day the above photo and many others below were taken.
Nene was photographed in a teeny neon yellow bikini top, playing with an ipad and reading magazines. She later caught up with Basketball Wives star Jennifer Williams yesterday night during which they both hung out. All of the photos are below.
Meanwhile,Star Jones appeared on the Wendy Williams Show this Friday during which she touched on the Nene feud. At first, Star appeared to take the high road. “I am an educated African American woman I am not going to lower myself. Period. Bar none,” stated Star.
Following further grilling by host Wendy, Star then added, “Did I sleep with her and forget to call the next day? Because I am starting to feel that way. Have you ever had an experience where someone talks about you again and again and again?”
Moving on to the Celebrity Apprentice as a new episode airs tonight on NBC at 9/8c.
On the fourth episode this season titled “Off the Hook,” the star contestants answer the call to produce a 30-second video for a video-phone product. While one team works on a tender ad that tugs at emotions, the other team creates a video loaded with controversy. Both Nene Leakes and Lil Jon will serve as project managers for their teams.
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So much for that report claiming Nene Leakesand her latest nemesis Star Jones were trying to call a truce.
The verbal smackdown between the two Celebrity Apprentice stars continued this week as Nene visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show. When asked about her feelings on Star, the Nene called her a “disaster.”
“She is bossy, she is manipulative, conniving,” said Nene about herself Star. “And I’m not even being funny. I think that is real. I honestly think that is who she is.”
Ellen then asked if the NBC show accurately portrays the characters on the show. Nene replied, “I believe that you are. Big bossy Star. Laid back Nene. You are seeing all of that.”
Nene also stated she tried her best to get along with Star in the beginning. “I think she had preconceived notions of who she thought I was just from watching me on the ‘Housewives,’” said Nene. “I think she thought I was going to come in and take over. I tried to get to know her. Some people are difficult to get to know. She’s not the easiest person to get to know. She is a disaster.”
When asked if she was the only one who didn’t get along with Star, Nene told Ellen, “I don’t think anybody is getting along with Star. I don’t think she’s easy to get along with.” Seems like the Nene finally met her match.
As for Star’s response, she sent out the following tweets on Wednesday -
“I heard the “I hate Star Jones” fund got some more publicity today. LOL. Please send all checks to #AHA for #HeartHealth! #FocusOnAGoal”
“I REPEAT: If you LOVE me I’m always in your heart ; if you HATE me I’m always on your mind. Bless the miscellaneous…”
Meanwhile, we reported last week that Nene has been hanging out with Al Reynolds, Star’s ex-husband, and now a friend of Star’s tells Popeater how she really feels about that.
“Star thinks it’s pathetic that these two has-beens have teamed up together,” the friend tells Popeater. “Nene knows how much pain and hurt that man caused Star. For Nene to suddenly befriend him tells you exactly what sort of woman she really is.”
“My stomach hurts from laughing so much :o. U are beautiful and hilarious. Xoxo,” tweeted Kyle to Nene. “We laughed so much,” replied Nene.
Photos of the three housewives hanging tight below. We also have to wonder if there is trouble brewing for Kyle and Lisa Vanderpump’sfriendship as the two have barely tweeted to each other in recent months. And while Kyle has been photographed filming numerous scenes with BFFs Faye Resnickand Taylor in the past 2 weeks for the show’s second season, she has yet to be seen filming with Lisa. Perhaps they’re just not as close as they used to be.
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According to RadarOnline, Nene and Star are apparently trying to call a truce after coming to blows on the NBC show (on a yet to be aired episode), and slamming each other publicly in recent weeks. Example, Star tweeted a while back, “My neck does not turn when I argue a point & I didn’t spin around a pole to earn what I have. Water seeks its own level…#NotOnMine.” While Miss Nene made it clear she “wouldn’t spit on Star if she was on fire.”
A source tells Radar the ladies are now trying to reel it back in fearing the feud has gotten out of hand, Geez you think? “Both NeNe and Star are trying to get along better off set – it was really only when the show started taping that their competitiveness kicked-in,” reveals the source. “NeNe felt slighted by Star who she thought was not showing her enough respect – while Star believed that NeNe was all show and no substance.”
The source adds, “They are both head strong women and NeNe believed Star was trying to boss the other contestants around and on top of that they were feuding over hair, wardrobe and make-up too.”
The two are reportedly “trying to be more accepting of their differences” now. Though we’re not quite sure how accurate this story is as Nene has been recently hanging out with Al Reynolds aka Star’s ex-husband. In fact, Al tweeted a photo this week of himself hanging out with the Nene and Basketball Wives’ Jennifer Williams. That pic is below.
On tonight’s all new episode of Celebrity Apprentice titled “Unhappy Campers,” the celebrities use two RVs to organize a recreation experience in the core of the Big Apple. It’s a bumpy ride, however, when one project manager falls victim to a power grab and the other team questions a leader’s mental competence.
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TELL US – WHO’S WORSE? NENE OR STAR? THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S CELEBRITY APPRENTICE?
Following a public backlash for the second year in a row due to her behavior both on and off the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Nene is now admitting the negative press can be “hurtful” at times.
During a recent interview with Zap2It, Nene was asked how she feels about all the bad press surrounding her. “Some of the press is hurtful, because I’m a human like anybody else,” said the Nene. “So, some of it is hurtful. And some of it, when I know it’s a flat out lie, I’m like whatever, it doesn’t really matter. But, some of the press is hurtful and I do read some of it, sometimes.”
Nene goes on to add that she has learned a lot about herself since doing the show. What has she learned you ask? Well, mostly that other people are very judgmental and that she’s a really strong woman.
“Being on the show, I’ve learned that people are very judgmental, very, very judgmental,” she says. “And I’ve learned also that I have very thick skin. I’ve learned that I’m a really strong woman. I have really gone through some things and really come out on top. So, I am a strong woman. At the end of the day, when I go home I sleep very well.” Poor Nene, always the victim.
In other Nene news, the NYDailyNews is reporting that Nene might be getting the boot from the Real Housewives of Atlanta. The reason? Apparently, both Bravo andAndy Cohen have had it up to here with her “extra-grande ego.”
An insider reveals that Andy’s relationship with the Nene has become strained due to her “disrespectful” and “arrogant behavior.” Another issue is Nene’s overly aggressive behavior toward costar Kim Zolciak, as Kim had to file a police report two years ago after she alleged Nene choked her during an argument.
“She’s alienated all of the women other than Cynthia [Bailey],” the source adds. “So, as of now, the plan is to “phase” Leakes out within the first two to three episodes of season four, which begins in October.”
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Nene has spent the past couple of weeks slamming Star in the press, you know, calling her “special” and stating she “wouldn’t spit on Star if she was on fire.” Star on the other hand has appeared to take the high road in the feud, stating in a recent interview that she did not want to contribute to the stereotype of the “bombastic black woman.”
Nene however sees things differently. “I’m not surprised that Star used the ‘black women need to get along. Oh, she’s just being a black woman being mad or yelling or whatever,’” Nene tells Zap2It in a recent interview. “She has no fault in this. So, let’s just say that. You can not argue by yourself.” Nene goes on to refer to Star as “phony,” adding, “I’m like this, if you are a b***h, own it. Be a b***h 24 hours, own that. Be that.”
So what is Nene’s strategy on Celebrity Apprentice you ask? “Going into ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ I didn’t have any strategies,” admits Nene. “I was a little scared going there. I saw Donald and I thought that he was scary. You know, mean-mugging you and not really smiling. So, I was really scared of that. I just went in, thinking to myself that I’m just here to fight for my charity and I don’t want to be voted off first. That’s all I thought.”
Moving on to tonight’s season premiere — the “sixteen celebrities engage in business-themed battles when Donald Trump’s competition series begins its 11th season. In the opener, the stars must manage a New York City pizzeria.” The celebrities include La Toya Jackson, Lisa Rinna, Richard Hatch, Marlee Matlin, Dionne Warwick, Gary Busey, David Cassidy, Lil Jon, Meat Loaf and Mark McGrath.
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In the mag, Nene responds to Sweetie Hughes‘ recent comments in which she stated Nene was ruining her life. Nene also talks about the Donald, her impending divorce, dating, her experience on the upcoming Celebrity Apprentice and her thoughts on returning for the 4th season of the RHOA.
Excerpts from Nene’s interview below -
ON SWEETIE: “Sweetie is not even a housewife, nor is she a celebrity. I said on the show that Kim was treating her like a slave, and that was my opinion. As a black woman, [if you] allow any woman of any ethnicity to say to you, ‘You black b—-, go and get my cigarettes,’ either you are a slave or you have a problem. And the Free Sweetie campaign had nothing to do with me. Rickey Smiley is a comedian and he did that [as] a complete joke, and people are just laughing about it, and Sweetie is taking it seriously.” Nene then delivers a verbal backhand: “I’m not ruining her life. What kind of life does she have anyway?”
ON HER PENDING DIVORCE: “[When] going through a divorce, you need to be around people who love you and care for you, and there were times that I really didn’t want to talk to people, just because I was failing in that area. I don’t think it’s anything that I did. It’s just after 14 years, we just grew apart.”
ON DATING: Nene reveals she’s now back on the market and looking for Mr. Right. She wants a man who is “confident in who he is, and stays in his lane and not over here in mine,” she says. “He has to be spiritual, he has to have swagger, and it doesn’t matter if he’s black or white.” Mr. Right must also have his own money. “I’m not in it for the money, but, if I date a man he has to have his own money. I think it’s only fair,” she states. “If I’m out here making money, what in the hell am I going to do with a guy who’s not making money? Like, that’s not even cool. I don’t want to take care of a guy.”
ON CELEBRITY APPRENTICE: Nene reveals her much anticipated appearance on “Celebrity Apprentice,” will be nothing like what you’ve seen of her on Real Housewives of Atlanta. “Celebrity Apprentice wasn’t a great experience for me; it was a very hard show to do. We shot the show in literally 45 days. It’s a big show with 16 celebrities (you have eight guys and eight girls), as opposed to working with five. The hours are bananas; you work six days a week, and you rise at 4 a.m. and you get in at midnight. The earliest was 10 p.m.; but sometimes it was 1 a.m.”
ON DONALD TRUMP: Working with Donald Trump was great, however. “Donald is great; he’s very real in his own type of way. He’s not the easiest person to get to know right away,” NeNe recalls. “It takes some time to get to know him. I found him very cool, and I must say he really likes me. You know he likes women who are really tall. And he’s had some brown sugar.” She’s also open to dating the married Donald. “Yeah, I would date Donald Trump … let’s hook it up. I met some really important people through Mr. Trump, he has that swagger.”
ON RETURNING TO REAL HOUSE WIVES OF ATLANTA: “I can’t say today that I want to be a housewife next season, I don’t know that. Maybe a month from now, I will feel different. I want to have the opportunity to talk to the producers to see where we can go as far as the editing, and as you know, we don’t have any control over that, we just shoot the show and they show what they want to show.”
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