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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!

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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!


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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.


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 –


Following a long 2 week hiatus, the Real Housewives of Atlanta will be gracing our TV screens once again tonight. Did you miss them?

On the all new episode titled ‘Tour-ture,’ drama centers around Phaedra’s baby party as Phaedra worries about having Kim there. Meanwhile, NeNe prepares for an interview with Jermaine Dupri; and Cynthia’s fiancé Peter reveals news that might end up jeopardizing her dream wedding.

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

Watch What Happens Live – Joining Andy Cohen in the Bravo club house tonight will be actresses and alums of the show 227, Regina King and Jackee Harry.

A preview clip of tonight’s episode is below –


Episode 12 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta brought us spa confrontations, Kim singing, and Nene snagging a huge/astronomical celebrity interview but the best part of Sunday night might have just been Phaedra Parks and her husband Apollo Nida’s appearance on WWHL, during which Apollo claimed he was 4 years younger than Phaedra. In this recap, I set the record straight on that while touching on whether or not Big Poppa aka Lee Najjar is broke and in foreclosure. Will also briefly touch which Bravo housewives I strongly dislike. They are now 5 by the way. Would also like to know which housewives you all despise dislike the most. With that said, let’s get right to the recap!

The episode begins with Kandi Burruss (who’s album Kandi Koated is in stores now – a nice album) rehearsing for her upcoming promo tour, which is a week away. The best part of this rehearsal is when Kim shows up to show Kandi what her performance will look like. Once again, Kim whines, complains before showing off her lazy performance routine to go along with the bad singing. Here’s a tip for Kandi – have her lip sync. Kandi is not too pleased with Kim’s laziness but doesn’t have time to dedicate to Kim as she also has to focus on her own performances. Kandi wants Kim “to pull it together.”


The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s 12th episode is coming our way.

On tonight’s episode, titled ‘Not So Fine Print,’ as Kandi’s tour draws ever closer, she scrambles to finish her CD while trying to get Kim’s opening act in shape. Elsewhere, Cynthia makes moves to reconcile with NeNe, who feels the stress of trying to score a celebrity interview for her local show. Also: Kim’s past jesting at Phaedra’s due date comes back to haunt her, and Cynthia is not happy to discover that Nene told the others about her friend contract.

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

Watch What Happens Live – Joining Andy Cohen in the Bravo guest house tonight will be Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida. Should be good!

In other Atlanta news, BlackVoices is reporting that professional mistress Kim Zolciak is now planning on writing a book. And no, it’s not an instructional on how to be the best gold digger you can be, but rather a book about relationships.  Yes, you read that right.

BV reports that Kim, 32, recently signed a deal with Farrah Gray Publishing, considered one of the largest African-American owned book publishing companies in the country. BV adds that Kim’s book will be about relationships and her advice on love and happiness.  No words.


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