NeNe Leakes' future with Real Housewives of Atlanta continues to be a source of speculation. If you're a natural cynic like myself, you're probably starting to think this looks like a big ole' PR stunt by Bravo (and NeNe)!
First there were rumors that NeNe was demoted for angering Andy Cohen, refusing to bring the drama, and making unreasonable demands. Then came the rumors, started by NeNe herself, that she had quit the show. Then NeNe made a prominent appearance at the Upfronts and along with Kandi Burruss was the only RHOA star to represent. Now I firmly believe all the ladies from RHOA will be invited to return, will they all accept – who knows, but with with ratings this high Bravo is not going to mess with success too much!
However, NeNe continues to stoke the rumors that she may leave the show. In a recent interview with NaughtyButNiceRob she admitted she is considering downgrading her role. "I will still work for Bravo – I’m happy to stay on. We just need to work out some things," NeNe revealed. "I’m happy to do some things. I don’t know if I’m happy to be a full time Housewife."
Guess what – they still haven't! No surprise there.
Dr. Glenda Price, President of the Detroit Public Schools Foundation, informed The Wrap that neither Real Housewives of Atlanta star has written that check! ”To date we have not received any funds from these individuals,” Dr. Price confirmed.
So, do we think that Phaedra Parks has already kicked Apollo Nida to the curb? The Real Housewives of Atlanta star keeps saying she's standing by her man, but after Apollo's latest bout of verbal vomit about his situation, she may be rethinking her position.
Feeling the need to talk about his recent legal drama, Apollo is all over Twitter and giving interviews about his fraud charges, and he's angering fellow reality stars in the process. I'm just going to go on the record saying that T.I. Harris isn't Apollo's biggest fan!
Per the usual with the end of a Housewives season, casting rumors are abound! However, given that Real Housewives of Atlanta ended on such a tumultuous note (albeit with the highest ratings in Housewives franchise history!) it's no surprise that some casting shakeups are likely.
There's been some reports claiming NeNe Leakes has been fired from the show that made her a household name for her lackluster storyline and ungracious behavior toward the network. I, for one, do not believe for a second that NeNe was fired. Especially with Bravo honcho Andy Cohen just giving an interview where he named her the HW he likes to have dinner with the most!
A source tells Life & Style, however, that Andy has tired of the monster he created! “He was pissed about the way that NeNe acted on the reunion this year, so much so that he might not ask her to come back,” the source says. “He thinks she has become a diva and was very irritated with her for not really answering his questions!”
Now that Real Housewives of Atlanta has finished for the season, it's time to start speculating on who will come back, who'll get the boot, and who may get the dreaded demotion to friend status. I'll give it to Bravo, the network has worked it out so that we are never without housewives drama…even if a given season isn't filming!
Rumors have been rampant for a while that Porsha Williams was fired. First gossip claimed that she got axed for being too boring, but she proved that notion wrong when she went hair pulling crazy on co-star Kenya Moore at the RHOA reunion. Of course, following that debacle, stories flooded that Internet saying that Porsha was let go for her violent outburst.
On Monday, a whopping 3.761 million viewers watched the season 3 premiere of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. Also, 1.386 million sat through Arianna's nagging on 16 and Pregnant, and RHOC took a turn for the worse with only 1.435 million tuning in to meet Lizzie.Southern Charmended its first season with a 952,600 average after 1.038 million watched the secrets revealed special.
A robbery and a couple not as maritally harmonious as they'd like us to think? It seems those are just a few of the bits of gossip being exposed from sources at the taping of the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion.
Our friend Tamara Tattles recently got the inside scoop on the behind the scenes happenings at the RHOA reunion, and it is good! We all know that Porsha Williams was arrested after beating the ever-loving poo out of Kenya BullMoorn, but we certainly haven't heard anything about a second arrest that allegedly occurred during the filming of the reunion. What? There is also some pretty good dirt on the state ofPhaedra Parks and Apollo Nida's marriage. Hell, the shoes he wore to the reunion alone warrant her to kick him to the curb!
Have you bought your tickets yet to NeNe Leakes Vegas debut? The Real Housewives of Atlanta star has certainly parlayed her reality infamy into a bevy of entertainment and business opportunities, and the latest endeavor has NeNe sexing it up with Cirque du Soleil. As we previously reported, NeNe is set to star for five nights in Cirque's Zumanity.
The Neenster recently shared pictures and video from the shoot on her personal site via Instagram, writing, “Behind the scenes at my sexy shoot with @cirque#zumanity Get your tickets, hunni. June 27-July 1st in Vegas!”
I must say, the above picture is awesome and awkward and intriguing all at the same time. Check out a quick video of the shoot after the jump. That NeNe has some great legs…I will certainly give her that!