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While we’re all still mourning the exit of Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Sheree Whitfield, she’s ready to move along and take on the fashion world.

Sheree’s rep told Us Weekly yesterday that Sheree is working on her clothing line and revamping it into a line of fitness wear instead of the glamorous elegance that was She by Sheree.

“Now was the right time to head into other endeavors that she has on her plate. She’s going to be launching her fitness blog and revamp She by Sheree as an athletic clothing line rather than couture fashion.”

Couture fashion? There was a couture fashion line?  *cough cough*

Wiping the coffee off my chin and moving along.  It seems that Sheree’s clothing line played a part in her decision to leave RHOA. Sheree was feeling that the show played favorites with Kim Zolciak and NeNe Leakes and helped their endeavors along, while ignoring hers.

Sheree A friend told Radar Online: “Sheree was jealous of Kim and NeNe. She felt like she wasn’t getting as much attention, they all started together but it’s been unbalanced ever since.” Including the pimping of personal product lines on the show.  “They went out of their way to promote Kim’s wig line and gave her a spin-off for her wedding”, and they let NeNe film with both Glee and Celebrity Apprentice.  (and let’s not forget Kandi’s toy line!) Meanwhile, they spun Sheree’s clothing line launch into a huge joke.  (Thank you, Bravo!)

“She launched a clothing line and they turned it into a joke about how bad the clothes are. She wants to be a fitness instructor and they didn’t even promote that. They didn’t encourage her like they did the other two. She is just not as exciting, she is not as ridiculous, so viewers don’t care as much.”

All that whining aside, it boils down to money! Duh! How else will Neverland be completed? Sheree walked after she was offered significantly less than the others for the upcoming season.

“She was not offered the same money as they were. To be offered less money was the final blow, they said take it or leave it – so she left.”

Speaking of salary, Kim Z was obviously offered plenty, because despite reports that NeNe supposedly demanded they fire her, Kim’s definitely in for the next season of crazy.

Kim took to Twitter yesterday to squash the rumors that she’d been giving her walking papers along with Sheree.

“Lmao…I WILL be back next season on RHOA …. Going to miss @IamSheree though!!! Its Media fakeout!! They always lie!”

There ya have it. Kim is In.

TELL US – ARE YOU DYING TO BUY A SHE BY SHESPORTS BRA? DO YOU BELIEVE KIM WILL BE BACK NEXT SEASON? DO YOU THINK NENE TRIED TO HAVE HER FIRED?

 

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We’re still bringing you the weekly photo roundup in a short bit, but first wanted to put up some shots from last night.  The stars of Bravo gathered in NYC for the Bravo All-Star Party special edition of Watch What Happens Live.  A slew of the celebs were spotted leaving their hotels on their way over to the event, so we wanted to share!

Above: Melissa Gorga of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.  Below: NeNe Leakes, Jacqueline Laurita, Caroline Manzo, Tamra Barney, Taylor Armstrong, Phaedra Parks, Cynthia Bailey, Mercedes “MJ” Javid, Kim Richards, Adrienne Maloof, and more!

Did you watch the show last night? Do you need therapy after listening to that sing-off??!!!

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With their fourth season starting to wind down, the Real Housewives of Atlanta filmed their reunion show on Friday! And according to the tweets by Andy Cohen and some of the housewives, it is the best reunion to date! Below are some of those tweets:

Andy Cohen – “We just wrapped the #RHOA Reunion. Probably the best ATL reunion in 4 Seasons of the series. And I’m on vacation now! SeeYa!”

Nene Leakes – “The 1 thing I learned @ the reunion show yesterday is that people will say, do & believe whatever #Dumbbroads

Kandi Burruss – “Good morning! Yesterday I let people get under my skin & take me out of my character.#GoingHam but Im Looking forward 2 a better day 2day.”

Kim Zolciak - “Some ppl n this world have no class, using the F word referring to gays is disgusting, insulting my husband etc is why prison is where she shud of stayed!”

Nene - “I can’t wait 2 get back 2 Lisa’s house that I live n! LOL LOL the lies Mr Never Land tells! They never end”

Nene – “Finished the reunion show early this morning where shots were fired & lies were told but Raleigh NC i’am here”

A photo of Kandi Burruss at the reunion is below! It seems like Sheree one or more of the housewives accused NeNe of living with former housewife, Lisa Wu Hartwell.

Meanwhile, this season’s Real Housewives of Atlanta drama has centered around the feud between the talls and the smalls. However, lots of pesky gossip is surfacing behind the scenes, leading me to think that some of the biggest drama is stuff we didn’t get to see.

According to Marlo Hampton’s most recent Bravo blog, she’s learned a lot. Some might even say she’s tinkering on the edge of a new vocabulary. She writes, “Today I learned a new word, shadanfreude \SHOD-n-froy-duh\ , noun: A malicious satisfaction obtained from the misfortunes of others. I learned that when people around you do not mean you well, you must not give them the tools with which they can trip you up.” That sounds like it is straight from Webster’s Dictionary. Dern, that’s deep Marlo!

Talking about that vacation which never seems to go away, Marlo continues, “Some time had passed since my mistake. To be honest, I had hoped that with it all taking place on a different continent, maybe it would not have traveled back home. There I was, all dressed up and ready to play — I expected the evening only to be fun. But Sheree [Whitfield] had been waiting. To look at it now, she had it all planned out. She had as fast as she could made sure to tell on me, and like a vulture circling its prey, she had chosen the optimal time to strike — when I least expected it and was defenseless.” Um, to which mistake is Marlo referring?

Marlo then goes on to explain why she lied to Lawrence about using the F-word, you know, even though it was caught on camera! She adds: “I did not want to lie. I wanted the opportunity to explain and to say sorry. But I couldn’t, because she was there, gloating, so eager to bring my mistake to light. I felt ambushed, backed into a corner. Her smiling face was so hateful, so cunning. What strikes me, is that her friend is not even her concern. In her enthusiasm to set me up, she actually delighted in causing him pain, by stating it was him I had directly talked about, when it was not.”

Marlo is probably just happy to be off the radar, as Phaedra Parks’ dark past seems to be surfacing. A former friend of Phaedra’s is coming forward with a tell-all book touting the Atlanta housewife as the ringleader in an alleged insurance and forgery scam that sent her husband to the clink.

The source, Angela Stanton, is promoting a book, Lies of a Real Housewife–the book cover is below–and recently revealed a lot about her former friend and alleged partner in crime in an interview with vibe.com. She speaks about her time in state prison and giving birth while handcuffed to a bed in jail. Angela lost her mother while serving her sentence, and Phaedra went to the funeral in her place. Once released, she was charged with seventeen counts of conspiracy, and her friend Phaedra wouldn’t represent her, citing a conflict of interest. It was at this point that Apollo’s brother, Everett Nida, claimed Angela was the mastermind behind the crimes.

While she didn’t have to return to prison, Angela found it nearly impossible to find a job with her criminal past. She was scraping by for her children, and even attempted to become a “dancer” at a nightclub. Angela says she was shocked to turn on RHOA to see that Phaedra had married Apollo, and had been able to maintain her lifestyle and give birth not handcuffed to a bed. She was disgusted that Phaedra could pretend to be a friend and even attend her mother’s funeral, and then turn on her. While Angela holds herself accountable for her actions and decisions, she maintains that it was not her, but Phaedra, who was the brains behind the operation. She states, “My book is not about vengance, it’s about justice.” An excerpt of her book is below.

Phaedra Parks was the answer to everything. The only thing I really needed to know was how to act. All my life I always believed that acting was part of my God given talent. Along with hustling, acting came natural. I began thinking of myself as this smooth criminal. I had gotten accustomed to the quick money by now, and quite naturally I never turned down any jobs, no matter how high the risk.

The next mission would be one of the biggest jobs ever assigned to me by Phae. The assignment was well thought out, strategized, and planned. The execution of it was going to demand time. These types of jobs have to crawl before they mature and start walking. Then low and behold, before you even know it, they were off and running…The first part of my assignment involved scoping out potential vehicles at luxury car dealerships. Each day I simply drove around Atlanta, and the surrounding cities looking for potential prey. Every car lot I visited had several luxury cars. I spotted all of the latest models of Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Hummers, Corvettes, and Cadillacs.

Once I had the information recorded, I reported it back to E. We rarely discussed business on the phone. So E and I met daily, and swapped information, and fake documents. It seemed like we never stopped. I provided the VIN numbers, and he provided the fake identification cards, and fraudulent registration cards matched to the vehicles I previously recorded. At this point, I was handling all of the day-to-day operations.

The cars were then sent to a chop shop. The VIN numbers were filed down, and replaced with new ones. Once replaced, I was provided with fraudulent certificates of vehicle titles from the state of Ohio. It seemed like I was going back and forth to the Department of Motor Vehicles in Hapeville, Georgia, on a daily basis. The Ohio titles had to be swapped out for Georgia. No, ifs, ands or buts about it, that was an important step of the scam.

There were other areas of the business that required my attention. This was a major operation, and I could only be in one place at a time. Phae insisted that I enlist the help of my cousin, Sheree. She too was a go-getter and about her business as well. Anything having to do with making money, she was with it, and so was I…

On tonight’s episode, Peter and Cynthia discuss the scene Mallory made at their anniversary party. Cynthia seems ready to write off her sister at this point. Kandi and Kim have a sit down to clear the air. They discuss the comment about Kim not holding a black baby and how their collaboration with Kim’s music career put unnecessary stress on their friendship. They miss trips to the Bahamas, Connect Four games, and their girls playing together. Can I get a collective “Awwwww”? NeNe meets with her attorney to discuss the status of her divorce from Gregg. She is feeling scared about such a big decision, having been with Gregg for such a long time. The Neenster seems very vulnerable, but even in the lawyer’s office she’s cracking jokes. A new episode airs tonight at 9PM ET on Bravo. Watch a preview clip below.

COMMENTS ON MARLO’S BLOG? DO YOU BELIEVE ANGELA STANTON? WILL YOU BE READING LIES OF A REAL HOUSEWIFE?

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Author Angela Stanton is trying to make a living and a name for herself by using former friend Phaedra Parks as her ride to the top.

Angela is speaking out about who she claims the “real” Phaedra is and recently wrote a book called Lies of a Real House Wife: Tell The Truth and Shame The Devil, which exposes the Real Housewives of Atlanta star’s alleged criminal past. Miss Stanton makes very detailed and serious allegations against Phaedra which makes it difficult to know what to think about the information.

Vibe Magazine broke the story that Phaedra’s actions caused husband, Apollo Nida to serve jail time as she was a criminal mastermind behind a scheme of insurance check fraud, auto theft and racketeering! According to Angela, Phaedra was even supposed to represent the entire gang if they were arrested.

Apollo served five years in prison for Racketeering related to auto title fraud. His mugshot is below. Apollo was indicted with five other men on a 20 count indictment under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. Basically they were arrested under the umbrella of organized crime.

Apollo was the “numbers” man behind the operation and not considered a violent criminal. Angela is proposing that Phaedra was the true mastermind behind the whole thing. Say what?!

Angela, who has a troubled past and grew up in an abusive home, says she met Phaedra in 1999 through her relationship with a musician named Drama and the two formed a close friendship. She claims after about a year Phaedra introduced her to Apollo and involved her in their insurance fraud scheme. “It was strictly a business relationship that the two of them had. And at that time, they were making fraudulent insurance checks.”

Angela’s role was the front woman who would run the forged checks to the bank. “And of course I was the one that would go into the bank with the identifications, deposit the check, and then go back to the bank and withdraw the money, whether it was $27,000, $30,00o.”

“This went on for about two years, and then I ended up catching a charge and getting locked up for forgery, and I ended up going to prison. On my first trip to prison, I only did four months, but while I was away at prison, Apollo had also got arrested. So when he got arrested and got banged up and moved to County, and I finally got out after doing my four months, Phaedra and I got back together again.”

Apollo went to jail in 2004 and served four years of an eighteen year sentence, upon his release in 2009 he almost immediately married Phaedra.

Phaedra then introduced Angela to Apollo’s brother, Everrett also involved in the operation. “This time she introduced me to Everett, which is Apollo’s brother, and we were all involved in the federal racketeering scheme against the federal government – stealing Porches, Hummers, Cadillacs, Corvettes, any hot whip at that time – you name it, we had it. We would basically go to the car lot and write down the VIN numbers of the vehicles that we felt as if we wanted to keep or would make a good sale.”

“Once we recorded the numbers down off of the VIN, we would take them back to Phaedra and Everrett, and once they had it they would make a fake identification card and a registration card to match the vehicle.” When Apollo was arrested it was discovered he had fraudulent licenses in other states with his photo but a different name.

“The next day you could take the ID and the registration card and go to another car dealership and tell them that this is your vehicle and they’ll cut you a key for a fee of $185.Well, once we had the key, we would then go back to the car dealerships after the dealership closed and drive off with whatever car we picked earlier.”

They would then clean the car out, swap titles, and trade it in at a dealership for a car of lesser value, pocketing the difference in monetary value.

Angela alleges an altercation at the Georgia DMV led to things falling apart. “My cousin was going to the DMV to trade in one of the titles [and] she got banged up at the DMV,” Angela explains. “So an auto theft detective by the name of Pete McFarlane [sp?] questioned her, but eventually released her.” Angela asserts that despite her warnings, Phaedra encouraged her to continue running the scheme as if nothing was different.

“Phaedra told me that we should proceed with what we had. Everett said that we would leave in the morning as well. So we left that next morning headed to Tennessee with three of the luxury vehicles, and this is where I was arrested. This is where Everett was arrested.” Angela was seven months pregnant at the time.

Angela says Phaedra reassured her that she would represent her as an attorney in exchange for her silence. Angela claims she never said a word and ended up getting five years in state prison for her involvement.

“Once I was incarcerated, the plan and the agreement was always that she would always represent all of us if we ever got into any trouble, and that’s what I expected. I expected her to represent me. I expected her to look out for me. I expected her to look out for my children if something were to happen. I expected her to do everything that she said she was going to do because I did everything that I said I was going to do.”

Angela did a video interview with Vibe that is part of a two-part series. The second part of her interview will be released by the magazine today. Reality Tea will be giving you the update. You can view the video below!

Phaedra has not commented on the accusations, nor released a statement proclaiming her innocence. I expect an official statement shortly.

It’s important to note that Phaedra was never accused of any involvement and was not investigated, according to records. I find it difficult to believe with all of her proposed involvement she would have scraped by unscathed if she were as deeply entrenched in the situation as Angela proposes. Now that’s not to say she didn’t have knowledge of the scheme and Angela’s story is very specific.

If this is remotely true, it leads me to wonder why Phaedra, a high-profile entertainment lawyer with many celebrity clients, would open herself up to scrutiny by participating in reality television if she has such a scandalous past to hide. Phaedra has never withheld information concerning Apollo’s arrest and she has been very forthcoming from the get-go about his criminal background. Meaning, it doesn’t seem like she’s too afraid of people digging into her background.

I have one question – is there anyone involved with RHOA who doesn’t have a criminal past?! Good lawd!

[Transcript Provided by Starcasm.net]

TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT ANGELA’S ALLEGATIONS? DO YOU BELIEVE PHAEDRA WAS INVOLVED?

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO SEE A VIDEO OF ANGELA’S VIBE INTERVIEW!

UPDATE - Phaedra has finally addressed the allegations, tweeting the following moments ago: “The interview circulating is a lie. My attys @bjbernstein & @LLinWood will deal w/this false & defamatory interview swiftly.”

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.

Following a very successful 3rd season, regaining its title as the highest rated Bravo housewives franchise, tonight marks the finale of the Real Housewives of Atlanta!

On the episode titled ‘The Bride and the Doom,’ season 3 closes with Cynthia’s wedding rapidly approaching, but jitters and dramas surround the big event. Elsewhere, Phaedra returns to work; Sheree’s acting ability is sorely tested during a movie audition; and Kandi approaches Kim about song-related finances.

According to a NY Post report that came out last July, days after the wedding, Cynthia Bailey’s BFF Nene Leakes supposedly held up the wedding for 45 minutes when she barged into Cynthia’s bridal suite and demanded her hair and makeup be done. The Post added the drama did not end there as Kim then got into an argument with boyfriend Kroy when she caught him checking out “a hot redhead.” It will be interesting to see if any of these stories make the finale episode tonight.

And finally, wedding photos of Cynthia and Peter Thomas are below. The super sized 1 hour 30 minute episode airs at 10/9c on Bravo.

Watch What Happens Live – On tonight’s show, Andy Cohen will throw a live baby shower for the pregnant Kim Zolciak. Joining Kim will be her baby daddy to be/NFL player Kroy Biermann.

A preview clip of tonight’s episode is below!

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE PREVIEW & TONIGHT’S FINALE?

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A new episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta airs tonight at 10/9c on Bravo with the continuation of the Kim vs Nene fight.

On tonight’s episode titled ‘Floridon’t,’ with Cynthia’s wedding rapidly approaching, jitters and dramas surround the big event. Elsewhere, Phaedra returns to work; Sheree’s acting ability is sorely tested during a movie audition; and Kandi approaches Kim about song-related finances.

Watch What Happens Live – The guests tonight will be Sheree’s hairstylist Lawrence Washington, who will also be performing his new song, and RuPaul.

TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE PREVIEW & TONIGHT’S EPISODE?

UPDATE – An error was made in the original article, tonight is not the season finale. That airs next week. Thanks.

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Tonight’s episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta will not only be new but also super-sized!

On the 14th episode of the season (the finale is next week), NeNe’s first on-air interview with rapper-producer Jermaine Dupri creates tension with Kim. Elsewhere, financial problems continue Peter and Cynthia. Meanwhile Phaedra struggles to balance career and family; and Kandi tires of Kim’s bus-tour shenanigans.

The new episode airs tonight at 10/9c on Bravo.

Watch What Happens Live – The guests tonight will be Nene Leakes and Iman.

In other Atlanta news, while promoting her upcoming appearance on the Celebrity Apprentice, Nene dropped a bombshell to Zap2It when she revealed she is not interested in returning to the Atlanta Housewives for a 4th season.

“I’m not really interested in joining the next season,” NeNe told Zap2it. “I’m just not really interested right now,” she repeated without revealing her sudden lost of interest in continuing the show. Could this be a ploy for contract negotiations? Does it have to do with the recent reunion show taping? Only time will tell.

Nene did reveal however that she is currently working on a shoe line and a handbag line, to go along with her desire to do behind-the-scenes producing radio and TV shows.

And finally, Nene recently tweeted photos of she and Cynthia Bailey from the reunion show taping. Those are below. A preview clip from tonight’s episode is also below -

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON NENE WANTING TO LEAVE THE SHOW PLUS ON THE PREVIEW & TONIGHT’S EPISODE?

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