After months of guest hosting, Porsha was just named a permanent co-host on the entertainment magazine television program, Dish Nation. On the morning show, Porsha is tasked with reporting on breaking celebrity news and gossip. Something Porsha is quite familiar with.
Last season things were rough for NeNe, who battled with Kenya Moore and lost her friendship to Cynthia Bailey. Still NeNe reveals that despite the negativity she’s returning to the show to use it for the amazing opportunities it presents. And she’s also giving an inside scoop on the inner workings of the show, the cast relationships, and whether or not Phaedra Parks will be back!
“Every single season, somehow people think I’m not coming back. Somehow, I’m the only one who people ask, ‘Is she coming back or not?’ But I think that people don’t understand it’s not really our choice like that,” NeNe explains. “When I signed on for season 1, I signed on for a number of seasons. We’re like actors, we sign for a number of seasons and they’re either going to pick you up at the end of the season or drop you, unless you finish out your contract. So I have obligations. It’s not like I can just walk away from something like it’s just that easy, it’s really not.”
Kandi showed off Todd’s new toy on Instagram. She shared, “Happy Birthday to my love @todd167!!!!! I love you babe! His bday is Monday August 4th but we’re celebrating all weekend! #stingray #corvette #MadeInTheUSA #HeLovesHisGift I’m a good wife!”
It’s a generous gift and one that will probably send Mama Joyce into a tizzy over! Crossing my fingers that the cameras were rolling for it!
TELL US – IS KANDI BEING OVERLY GENEROUS? WHAT WILL MAMA JOYCE HAVE TO SAY? AND…HOW JEALOUS WILL PETER THOMAS BE!?
Oh my… Real Housewives of Atlanta is turning into the new Real Housewives of New Jersey. Meaning what is happening behind-the-scenes is far more juicy than what’s happening on camera!
With Apollo Nida heading to prison, it seems he and Phaedra Parks are getting divorced. Rumors have cropped up that the couple is living apart and Apollo hasn’t been seen at their home in months. RHOA producers are filming Apollo until he relocates to the Big House, but he and Phaedra are barely interacting – in fact a previous report spotted them only coming together for their sons and having a terse conversation!
Now comes a new report that states Phaedra is refusing to film with Apollo – and even skipped a recent RHOA event to avoid him. This tea is piping hot and sweet like molasses so settle in! It’s been rumored that Phaedra is ‘taking a break’ from filming this season as she sorts out her affairs, but that’s not true – what Phaedra is actually breaking from is putting her marriage and drama with her soon-to-be-ex-husband on TV.
Earlier we showed you pictures from NeNe Leakes in Zumanity – the press preview of the show. Just a few days later was the official opening night and we somehow missed the photos! Better late than never, though!
Here is the Real Housewives of Atlanta star, looking like she’s having the time of her life (as the center of attention, duh) with the cast of the Vegas show. The one thing I noticed through each photo is that NeNe seems very much in her element and truly full of joy. Or she’s scared to death and hiding it really well. One of the two.
Maybe this gave NeNe the itch for Broadway? She’s rumored to be up for a role sometime soon. Could you see NeNe leaving reality TV and heading to the stage instead? Or would she try to juggle both?
Former Real Housewives of New York star Jill Zarin was also spotted… for reasons unknown. I have a feeling Jill sniffed out reality stars in Vegas, popped a squat, and hoped someone would pose for pictures with her. Oh Jill…
The event at Caesars Palace paired each of the housewives with a high roller from the casino for silly games. One game was walking on a runway. Of course, Kenya‘s no stranger to a runway, but she got ahead of herself and took a major spill. There are no words to describe what she did next! See video of Kenya’s fall and snapshots of the Bravolebrities below.
Now comes a report that Peter filed for bankruptcy and was borrowing money, again, from wife Cynthia Bailey to keep his business afloat. A report reveals that in 2013, Peter, via BarOne, filed for bankruptcy owing over $322,000k to various creditors including the IRS and his wife! At that time Peter claimed BarOne’s assets were only $61,000k.
According to documents, Bar One filed for Chapter 11, which would expunge their debts. Listed as creditors are $32,000 owed to the IRS, $118,000 to the State of Georgia for taxes, a slew of other debts, and a whopping $60,000 owed to Peter, himself, for personal monies he investing in the business and was using to cover its operating costs.
Apollo Nida was giving yet another interview – this time to Be100 – and, as always, didn’t hold anything back. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star drops a few shocking drops of tea. His restitution initially started at $14 million. He doesn’t think his marriage to Phaedra Parks will survive. And he says there were others involved in the fraud dealings, but he took the brunt of the fall.
When asked how the sentencing has affected his family life, Apollo says “It’s hell. Hell on wheels. I’ve asked god to forgive me. I’ve forgiven myself. I had to move on. From there I just had to bite down, I was going through so much. It doesn’t make you less of a man to cry and shed tears. I’ve shed tears. I’m just upset at how I was raised and to possibly be taking my son through the same thing. But by the grace of God he’s still young and we have many years ahead of us. I just can’t make those same mistakes. It’s all on me.”
He continues, “a lot of people could be held accountable, but at the end of the day, it’s over with now. We’ll pay back the $1.9 million and keep going. By the grace of God I was able to get that down. It [restitution] was $14 million.”