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One can be assured that wherever NeNe Leakes goes drama is sure to follow. The drama in this case is the possibility that her divorce may be a publicity stunt story line created for the Real Housewives of Atlanta!

If you recall, in a recent interview, NeNe promised that the upcoming season of RHoA will finally reveal what led her to file for divorce from husband Gregg Leakes.

A week after that radio interview, the StraightFromTheA blog published photos of NeNe and husband (or possibly soon to be ex-husband) Gregg out on the town at New Orleans nightclub Belvedere Lounge during the 2011 Essence Festival! Although Gregg was hanging out in the corner and made sure NOT to be photographed with NeNe on the red carpet, they were definitely there together – and the photos prove it!

The story also alleges Gregg has been travelling with NeNe to Miami and LA in secret. Not accompanying the Leakes during these outings? Bravo camera crews!

The gossip around town is that NeNe and Gregg will never break up because they have too much dirt on each other (oh, please break up and write a tell-all Gregg!) but have decided to play the game to remain on Housewives.

Former housewife star Lisa Wu Hartwell was reportedly booted from the show because she refused to create fake drama for the series. A report came out back then alleging Bravo “basically wanted to script elements of Lisa’s life and make her amp up the drama. She wasn’t with that at all. Lisa felt like if her real life alone wasn’t enough for the network, then maybe it was time for her to go.” Things that make you wonder.

And finally, following the arrest of her son Bryson Bryant for stealing razors at a Walmart (yes you read that right), Nene visited Los Angeles over the weekend to attend the wedding of R&B singer Monica.

In fact she met up with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards and her husband Mauricio Umansky for dinner. Mauricio posted a photo of the threesome on his twitter page with the caption, “Fun dinner tonight with bi coastal housewives @neneleakes and @KyleRichards18.” Nene tweeted, “Thanks 4 supporting me & takin me out last nite n LA! Thanks 2 u guys, my stomach hurts LOL.” That pic is below!

Do you think NeNe and Gregg’s divorce has been manufactured for Bravo? Are you going to be watching Real Housewives of Atlanta this season?

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Real Housewives of Atlanta star and new mom Kim Zolciak is seeking Bethenny Frankel levels of B-list celebrity status. She has a new baby, and now she wants her own show! And a bevy of product lines! Oh, and a stint on Dancing With The Stars (what Skating With the Stars isn’t good enough?)!

In an interview with Atlanta Radio Station Q100’s Bert Show, Kim spills the goods on the new baby, the NeNe Fall-out, and the future of her real-lebrity career. Speaking to the station from home where she is hanging out with new son, Kroy Jr. (K.J.), Kim reveals that she was not featured weave-less and sans make-up in the delivery room for RHoA – Bravo cameras filmed her going to the hospital but did not feature her labor which was: “Perfect. No complications. And it was quick. He’s here finally.”

As for her relationship with co-star NeNe Leakes, Kim reveals that NeNe did not send any sort of congratulations, in fact Kim elaborated that she and NeNe were not featured together at all during filming: “We just don’t speak. I don’t have to work with her anymore.” Which is surprising considering Bravo is desperate for high drama ratings and notorious for instigating conflict between the housewives supposedly demanded Real Housewives of New Jersey stars appear in at least one scene with the ostracized Daniel Staub during her last season with the series.

Kim also divulged she did not watch NeNe on her other reality venture, Celebrity Apprentice, but she heard (didn’t we all?) about Nene’s dedication to her domestic violence charity aggressive behavior on the show, describing: “She just can’t control her mouth.” Noting in the article that NeNe wins people over with her sense of humor, but: “she can’t stop when she’s mad. It’s one thing for Kim and Nene to go back and forth, but put her on another show and she has issues with three people. That says something about her character.”

So – since the Kim/NeNe Drama we come to expect as the main plot-line of RHoA is no more, what can we expect from Kim this season? Well, lots of scenes with her and Kroy, as Kim claims he will be less robotic and boring more relaxed this season since he is getting more comfortable in front of the cameras (which is code for ‘more enamored with fame’): “It’s annoying to him but with the lockout and him being home and he films with me a lot, a lot more than if the lockout wasn’t happening.”

Kim also let’s us know her quest for fame does not end with appearing on Housewives: “I just launched a watch line. My wig line is coming out. My book. And then I have other TV stuff in the works.” The other TV Stuff Kim is referring could be her own Bravo spin-off which she and archenemy Nene are rumored to be competing for! Or it could be “Dancing With The Stars”, which she told the station she would love to do.

Surprisingly, NeNe she had no response (so far!) to Kim’s comments about her behavior on Celebrity Apprentice or to the comments about Kim possibly getting a Bravo spinoff. She has also been strangely quiet on her Twitter feed the last couple of days, although she did Tweet the following on June 15th: @NeNeLeakes “I’ve had some really good meeting 2day! Now I need 2 go celebrate” and @BravoAndy: “I haven’t heard from u! Miss u butter cup LOL” Wonder what that might mean?

So will you be watching Real Housewives of Atlanta? Which spin-off would you rather watch: NeNe or Kim? Are you surprised ultimate Fame-Hoochie Kim didn’t let Bravo into the delivery room?


You either love her or you hate her as no one I know has ever had a neutral opinion about NeNe Leakes.

In a recent radio interview with the Russ Parr Morning Show, NeNe, who stars on the Celebrity Apprentice, is not happy about the insinuations in the line of questioning inferring she bullies fellow cast mates. Of course, the always diplomatic and never defensive NeNe attempted to set the record straight.

She tells the radio show, “I don’t know what you been watching because nobody has said that I seem like I’m the bully on ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’ I know I’m not a bully and everybody has their opinions and that’s fine with me. You’re not on the show, I am. So you don’t know what goes on.” Well, I guess that’s it then, NeNe is not a bully. Not one to end it there, NeNe goes on to share what it is about her sparkling personality that could potentially lead to that false public opinion. She adds, “I’m not bullying anybody. I stand up for what I believe in, and I’m very honest, and I always tell the truth. I’m not a liar, I’m not manipulative, and I don’t stab you in your back, because I will stab you in your chest.” I’m just concerned that regardless, stabbing is involved.

NeNe insists that it is her star quality and not her penchant for drama that landed her on Celebrity Apprentice. “I’m on the show because I am very popular and Mr. Donald Trump handpicked me himself,” she insisted. NeNe did admit to the radio hosts that Apprentice wasn’t her cup of tea and revealed that she was soon hoping to get her own show. If that happens, I know I’ll be watching. Seriously.

When asked if her slightly (?) negative portrayal was the fault of editing (isn’t that what all reality stars say is to blame for less than stellar reputations?), NeNe is not happy. She retorts, “You need to say that to your listeners and also you haven’t seen Star be manipulative, evil and conniving? She was calling me uneducated. She likes to pull the ‘I’m more educated than anyone’ card all of the time. Just because you went to school for ten years doesn’t mean you are smarter than me because we are on the same show getting the same check. I don’t like people who like to put out bad information. That’s not cool to the listeners. I have a very big heart. I’m a very good person and there’s nobody you can talk to that has ever been around me that would tell you anything other than that. That is who I am and what you see on TV is TV.” It’s very commendable to own her behavior, I have to say, but I am guessing that Gregg or Kim Zolciak may think otherwise as to how fabulous she says she is.

Recently fired “celebrity” castmate Hope Dworaczyk also dished about NeNe’s behavior, as well as that of NeNe’s Apprentice nemesis Star Jones. In the past, Hope has called NeNe “unstable” but opened up to E! Online about both co-stars. “Star was bossy and you couldn’t tell her any different, but NeNe was a bitch, too…I love them both and I hate them both, because they were so hard to work with, yet, when we were in our down time, they were fun and enlightening and dancing on the floor.” Too bad that Hope won’t be dancing on the floor of Trump Towers with NeNe any longer.

What drama can NeNe stir up innocently come across on tonight’s episode? Watch the following preview of the special three-hour episode below!

TELL US – DO YOU THINK NENE IS A BULLY?

In a recent interview with Life & Style, Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s weave-a-holic star Kim Zolciak, who is practically done cooking her bun in the oven, gives new details about her pregnancy!

As we all know, Kim, who has two daughters, Brielle, 14, and Arianna, 9, from a previous relationship is expecting her third child, a son, due in June with Atlanta Falcon’s defensive end Kroy Biermann. Kim describes how she is feeling about her pregnant body, explaining: “I feel like I’m just getting fatter.” Well, Kim you kinda are – because you know, that’s what happens during pregnancy: you get bigger and bigger until the baby comes out! Kim lets us know,”This pregnancy has kicked my butt, and now I’m at the stage where I’m uncomfortable.” Luckily for her it’s almost over as she has only few weeks to go.

Although Kim is feeling fat and uncomfortable, boyfriend Kroy loves her pregnant body: “He thinks I’m sexy, he makes me feel beautiful,” she goes on to describe: “He’s just been the best partner.”

While her pregnancy, including baby shower, will be heavily featured on the upcoming season of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kim reveals that despite her love of TMI, cameras will not be allowed in the delivery room. You mean, she’s not following in the footsteps of fellow Bravo mamas Phaedra Parks and Bethenny Frankel by letting Bravo film her birth scenes?! Frankly, I’m a little surprised. Kim’s reasons for keeping her delivery Housewives free: “It’s a very personal moment. I just want to share it with Kroy.”

What I really want to know is this: will Kim be wearing a wig in the delivery room? C’mon – you know you’re curious!

In the accompanying incredibly awkward maternity photo shoot, Kim does her best version of America’s Next Top Model‘s “broken down doll” pose, but she clearly forgets to smize and Kroy sniffs her belly.

Best of luck to Kim and Kroy on welcoming their new little boy into the world very soon.

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NeNe Leakes is squashing any rumors of her being cut from Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Rumors of NeNe and her frienemy Kim Zolciak have been circulating ever since unnamed sources told the New York Daily News that Bravo might drop them since they have become more demanding. In an interview with Sister 2 Sister, NeNe sets the record straight.

“This is all I can tell you—and I don’t want to talk about: Every housewife has been invited back,” NeNe revealed to S2S exclusively.

However, NeNe reveals that she has received some offers and has other options. In addition, her terms of agreement with Bravo is clear. If Bravo drops her from the show, she is free to pursue her other options but if she quits then she is out of luck until her contract expires. As far as contracts are concerned, all the housewives including DeShawn Snow signed up for several years at a time.

“They try to lock you in for a number of years,” she explained to S2S. “We all signed up for a third season when we signed on from day one. If anybody has been fired, nobody knows anything about it. We know nothing about it. I don’t know where the rumor came from.”

According to Daytime Confidential, the buzz around town is Bravo will be adding another housewife and the speculation is that former soap opera diva Victoria Rowell (ex-Drucilla Barber-Winters on The Young and the Restless) will join the cast. While this seemed like a crazy rumor, Victoria surprisingly doesn’t deny it! She gave the following statement when asked -

“In my career as an entertainer I get solicited to do quite a number of things,” Rowell began coyly with a giggle, “whether it be to write reviews for a fellow author’s book, or participate in reality programming. The question has been posed from time to time about me joining the Housewives franchise, whether it be in Atlanta or somewhere else. As you know, I now spend a lot time in Atlanta. I know the fans would love to see me on television again, whether it be on a soap opera or as a real housewife of Atlanta. So, you know, we’ll see. I always say, never say never!”

Not sure if Victoria has seen the show or not, but she might want to consider running far far away from this very entertaining trainwreck of a show.

TELL US – WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE VICTORIA ROWELL JOIN THE ATLANTA HOUSEWIVES?

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta will return for a third season but some of the housewives may not be returning. According to a NYDailyNews report, NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak have become more demanding, requesting more money from Bravo to appear on the show. Bravo on the other hand isn’t willingly to succumb to their demands and may have plans to have the two “divas” replaced.

“Bravo has been taking meetings with some notable and wealthy Atlanta women about possibly joining the show,” says the insider. “They’re trying their best to keep the process under wraps, but they’re gearing up to make a major move in the third season.”

TMZ is also reporting that part of Nene and Kim’s demands includes having Bravo pay their electric bill, demanding an upgrade in flying from coach to first class, and they also want stipends for wardrobe, hair and make-up.

According to the source, Bravo wants the other housewives - Kandi Burruss, Sheree Whitfield and Lisa Wu to return as long as they like. “Kandi was a fan favorite last season. Her audience approval ratings were through the roof,” the insider explains. “And Sheree’s clothing line [She by Sheree] and her catch phrase, ‘Who gonna check me, boo?’ were definite standouts.”

“Things with NeNe and Kim have been intense,” says the source, “but Bravo feels the show is about the franchise as a whole and won’t let one person stop it.”

No one seems to be commenting including Bravo and reps for NeNe and Kim. I’m guessing Bravo leaked out this story as a ploy to tell Kim & Nene to get on board or else. The same thing happened right before the Real Housewives of NYC started filming, Jill Zarin allegedly wanted more money, and Bravo wasted no time casting for new housewives, threatening to replace Jill.

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Nene Leakes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is sounding off on the second season drama of her show. Nene has seen her popularity decline this season amidst her behavior on the show, which shows her as bullying others and having an over-sized ego.  In her interview with Essence, Nene talks about the meeting with her alleged father, why she and Kandi’s relationship turned sour and her relationship with the other Atlanta housewives.

Below are excerpts from Nene’s new interview :

ESSENCE.COM: So, Miss Nene, you finally met your alleged father, whose reception didn’t appear that warm. Have you two remained in touch?
NENE:
It was warm enough because we are strangers. I wouldn’t expect him to hug me. He was very nervous with the cameras around. It took the producers about an hour to convince him to sign the release forms. I was hoping and praying that he didn’t, but I guess after they talked to him for so long he finally gave in and that’s why he wouldn’t allow us in the house. Had it just been me and my uncle he would have. I haven’t seen him since then, but I’ve spoken to him. And I still haven’t taken a paternity test but I believe he’s my father. At some point I can do a DNA test but there’s a part of me that doesn’t want to know the truth. I just needed to meet him and have some closure.

ESSENCE.COM: Understood. Let’s switch gears a bit. Since the sudden death of Kandi’s fiancé AJ, are the “Housewives” closer?
NENE:
No, not really. Nobody has seen each other. I’ve talked to Sheree and Lisa and saw everyone at the funeral. We put our differences aside to be at the funeral so we could be there for Kandi because we aren’t that bitter. As far as us being friends, we won’t ever be friends. I’ve known Sheree the longest; I still talk to Lisa, but our relationships are what they are. Honestly, I think if we hadn’t been on this we wouldn’t be this bitter with one another, and it’s definitely made it a lot worse.

ESSENCE.COM: Do you think you ever gave Kandi a fair chance?
NENE:
I feel like i did. On my behalf, I didn’t reach out to her when she first joined the cast to welcome her because that’s just not me. I wasn’t looking for anything; I figured like, if we get along we do and if we don’t, it is what it is. The first time Kandi and I met was never shown on the show. We had a couples’ night out where we went salsa dancing and had dinner with me and my husband, Lisa and Ed [Hartwell] and then Kandi and A.J. We had fun, but the viewers never got to see us having a good time.

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Kim Zolciak of The Real Housewives of Atlanta opens up in an exclusive new interview with Essence.com

In the interview, Kim talks about her relationship with newcomer Kandi Burruss, her personal growth on the show, upcoming live performance and the real reason NeNe Leakes denies choking her.

Below are excerpts from Kim’s new interview :

ESSENCE.COM: So tell me what is your assessment of this second season?

KIM ZOLCIAK: This season people got to see more of people’s true colors. You can only pretend to be who you are but for so long. My friendship with Kandi has been a great new relationship for me because I didn’t expect to become that close with her. Overall, my song and my wig line have also been two amazing things that have happened to me. Other than some footage that I didn’t like or a couple of things I wish I’d handled differently, this was a better year for me than last season when I was paralyzed with humiliation and fear.

ESSENCE.COM: NeNe says that you won’t be performing live on the reunion show and that she didn’t choke you. Is that true?

KIM: I do sing live. She’s so jealous it’s ridiculous. It really irritates me that she would lie about something so serious. She strangled me twice and that’s not something I joke around about because violence is a serious situation across the country. I have a 911 call and a police report. What proof does she have that she didn’t do it? I think she’s denying it because she has her book and is doing all this stuff with domestic violence and doesn’t want to make herself look bad, but she needs to just admit that she made a mistake and move on, but don’t lie about it. She strangled me when other New York and Orange County housewives told her I told them she was broke and all this other stuff. I’m thinking, We’re on the highest rated show and they are pissed off about it. Do you believe everything they tell you? I tried to get her to calm down and said people are watching us and she put her finger in my face; I told her to get your finger out my face; then she put her finger back in my face; I smacked it out of my face and then she strangled me again.

ESSENCE.COM: And what about your future and wig collection?

KIM: The name of it is KZ LOKZ, a combination of my first and last name. Well, I’m behind on everything, but ideally, we’d like to see the wigs available and in stores by January 2010. You know, I got a lot of support and people got to see my true colors. I can’t carry the negativity with me forever. I’m too old for that.

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