NeNe’s also denying that career moves had much to do with her decision to leaveRHOA, period, claiming that it was only after she announced her departure from RHOA that To Tell the Truth reached out to her. She recently told Extra TV, “the moment I announced it, ‘To Tell The Truth’ producers reached out and said come over here and play with us at ‘To Tell The Truth,’ this would be a great place for you to come.”
Sources say the friends, turned enemies, turned friends had planned to shoot The Road To Riches in between Real Housewives Of Atlanta seasons and it would premiere in the fall after Don’t Be Tardy and as a precursor to RHOA season 8, but massive RHOA casting drama, along with the Kim and NeNe’s crazy schedules kept sidelining filming.
We can always count on the ladies of Real Housewives Of Atlanta to keep it 100! And to prove it they celebrated their 100th episode by spilling-all to Andy Cohen. “The Atlanta women are funny! We’re honest and real, and we never bite our tongues,” describes Kim Zolciak of the pride that comes with RHOA.
All of the Housewives – past and present – feel the success of the show and also its magic was that it showcased affluent African-American women. I have to ask, other than Kandi Burruss: Who are these affluent Housewives again? Certainly they’re not referring to SheBySheBroke?! (“A fashion show with no fashions?! How dreadful!”). And then they dish on bad hair (NeNe Leakes is voted the worst), bad fashions (no declarative winner) and worst fight (again, no declarative winner).
I was hoping Sheree and Lisa Wu-Hartwell would be appearing but they didn’t! My favorite part was seeing the ladies’ audition tapes – first of all how freaking different does NeNe look? But how freaking the same is her ego – large and in charge of everything!
Tonight Real Housewives Of Atlanta celebrates its 100th episode, which features the return of some our favorite ex-Housewives to give an update on where they’ve been and how their lives have changed since RHOA.
Bravo’s peaches have gone through incredible journeys while living their lives on camera – from Kandi Burruss losing her former fiancé, to marrying Todd; to Phaedra Parks‘ husband being sentenced to prison; to Kim Zolciak‘s transformation from Big Poppa‘s mistress to Football wife. Recapping the good, the bad, and the unbelievable, Bravo’s highest-rated Housewives franchise will take us on a trip down memory lane.
Claudiaconfirmed the firing on her Facebook page. She thanked the show for giving her an opportunity to move to Atlanta and appear on RHOA. The show is on vacation this week and Claudia’s last gig was reporting from the Essence Festival last week.
Ch-ch-chaaanges are in the air over at Real Housewives Of Atlanta headquarters (aka Bravo). NeNe Leakes definitely quit, which led to the show undergoing some serious casting shifts to bring in new ladies that represent the fabulous ATL lifestyle.
While NeNe admits to being nervous about the uncharted terrain (and no RHOA to come crawling back to), she’s excited for her fans to see “something different that you guys have never seen me do before.” What – have manners?
“Fans will get to see me be really happy, witty and funny and tell all of those one-liners that I have said on [Housewives],” NeNe explains. And she’s definitely thrilled to be leaving the negativity of RHOA behind!
Rumors have been swirling that NeNe, who left the show for a primetime gig with Betty White, quit as a hardball tactic to command a higher salary in order to come back as a ‘Friend of the Housewives’ for season 8.
NeNe is putting an end to the speculation, saying she is “definitely” taking this season off and will not appear at all – even in a guest role. “I love Bravo – they’re my family – I may pop up and play with those girls and every now and then. I’m sure I’ll come back at some point, I just won’t come back in season 8,” she clarifies.