NeNe Leakes is used to facing tough audiences – first on Real Housewives Of Atlanta, and now on Broadway in Cinderella, which debuted last night! Admitting that dealing with the negativity of Housewives has well-prepared her for criticism from critics and fans, NeNe also shares that her self-confidence has helped her shine through the haters!
“Working on ‘Housewives’ can be very negative at times. I think that’s the way (the producers) position the show. I’m the original — I’m the center of the show. Every season they want someone to come for me,” NeNe explains. “It’s tough. Broadway is more about the work and the art. It’s being creative. And every one wants to go out there and deliver and put on a good show. It’s very positive.”
Claudia Jordan burst onto Real Housewives Of Atlanta this week and she isn’t holding back! I have a feeling Claudia will be fun, until you piss her off and then watch it! She is all about the hustle and seems intent on making a name for herself as more than Kenya Moore‘s bestie!
Reacting to her inaugural episode, Claudia describes her friendship with Kenya and throws some shade on NeNe Leakes for calling her thirsty. Interestingly, Claudia doesn’t comment on Porsha Stewart and Cynthia Bailey‘s fight! She works with Porsha and is good friends with Cynthia, so I am curious about her perspective!
There was no shortage of shade and tension on Real Housewives of Atlanta this week. Kenya Moore spent her on-camera time with her Aunt Lori and Claudia Jordan this week, but it didn’t stop her co-stars from talking ish about her. Like a good little bravolebrity, Kenya’s firing back in her RHOA blog.
First, Kenya gave a shout out to her Aunt Lori, “The one constant in my life is that I can count on my Aunt Lori to dispense sound advice. She is always the neutral party, who is often the moral compass of the show. And my take away is forgiveness should not come with conditions, neither should apologies.”
After playing a clip of Apollo Nida seeing a divorce attorney, Andy asks if Randy Kessler is the only attorney in Atlanta. Kandi says that he’s the guy who did Todd’s prenup, too. Lisa chimes in that everyone goes to him. Andy wishes he could go through Randy’s files.
Last night’s episode of Real Housewives Of Atlanta featured a battle of the THOTS. Well, really it was more of a battle of THOT accusations coming from Porsha Williams! Porsha and Cynthia Bailey are angry at each other over the reunion; Cynthia felt Porsha’s physical aggression was out-of-line, but Porsha is annoyed that Cynthia has “flip-flopped” her opinion on the matter – sometimes saying she understood Porsha was provoked and other times saying it was completely unacceptable.
Really, Porsha and Cynthia are angry at each other because their ‘bosses’ NeNe Leakes and Kenya Moore don’t like each other so they pawns in a larger game for who will be crowned MISS RHOA! I wonder if The Bailey Agency will host the pageant… they so excel at them! More on that later, but first – Nights at The Apollo!
Everyone is still reeling from Apollo Nida‘s reveal that he “Krayonce’d” his relationship with Kenya, aka imagined she was there in LA, coming onto him in hotel rooms, and offering him fellatio. See this is Karma – Kenya was making up menz all over the world from Africa to Atlanta, and here is Apollo making up Kenyas!
Phaedra is shocked, but doesn’t feel compelled to reach out to Kenya – or apologize! Hopefully things will change, but not likely. Phaedra and Apollo’s marriage also continues to fracture as she learns more and more about his secretive ways.
In three days NeNe Leakes will make her Broadway debut! The Real Housewives of Atlanta star showed off some new photos this week of her preparations for the big night. NeNe admits that she’s nervous, but she’s as ready as she’ll ever be. NeNe will be stepping into the role of the wicked stepmother for the next five weeks – from November 25th through January 3rd.
She shared with her followers, “Flew right back into NYC just in time for my Broadway rehearsal. I’m just days away from my Debut! Nervous but excited! Nov 25th thru Jan 3rd. #fearlessnene.”
NeNe Instagrammed some photos of her costume and wig fittings and promotional work for the show – which you can see below in the gallery.
Kandi Burruss has worked hard for her money but she also makes sure to give back! Kandi and new husband Todd Tucker hosted the Kandi C.A.R.E.S Season Of Blessings food drive.
Gathering a few of her celebrity friends the Real Housewives Of Atlanta star collected turkeys, canned foods, and other holiday items to help those in need prepare a Thanksgiving meal for their families.
Hosting the fundraiser in conduction with My Fair Sweets Bakery, guests purchased items from a specially-crafted desserts menu with a portion of the proceeds going towards Kandi C.A.R.E.S. single parent programs.