The View


NeNe Leakes is gearing up to start her second Broadway turn next week in “Chicago,” playing Matron “Mama” Morton.  Since she’s in NYC, rehearsing for her new gig, she stopped by The View this morning to dish on everything from marriage to Gregg, starring on Broadway and being grateful for The Real Housewives of Atlanta

The ladies bring up the fact that NeNe remarried Gregg and she says that love is definitely better the second time around.  She says she loves having a husband, “I love companionship, love being married.”  When Joy asks why they split to begin with, NeNe evades answering with specifics and just says she “had to teach him lesson – never to cross me.” 


Not one to let the twirlers keep her down, Real Housewives of Atlanta’s NeNe Leakes is adding another notch in her entertainment belt, filling in for Kelly Ripa to host Live With Kelly and Michael along side Michael Strahan this Friday. NeNe tweeted, “Yup we did it! Tune in Friday and catch me Co-Hosting with my boy @michaelstrahan the things me and him do #Livewithkellyandmichael.” 

Having appeared as a guest on Live, this is NeNe’s first time in the host’s chair. She also previously interviewed Strahan as a guest on her online talk show Fab Gab, where she peppered him with probing questions like, “Do you shop for your own clothes? Why didn’t you come see Cinderella on Braaaaahway yet?” and “Are you single?” 


NeNe Leakes at the 2014 Bravo Upfronts

NeNe Leakes has conquered the worlds of reality TV and television sitcoms, so is Broadway her next stop? Sure is, if you believe sources close to the Broadway revival of Cinderella who spoke out. 

The sources claim that our favorite girl from the Real Housewives of Atlanta is competing with former co-host of The View, Sherri Shepherd for the role of the fairy godmother in the staged version of the Rogers & Hammerstein musical.

Well, this may be good news for Wendy Williams. If NeNe lands the role, it could delay her rumored talk show. And who would not want to see NeNe play a fairy godmother? She could turn out advice like, “Close you legs to married men!”



Well this is the best news I've heard in a while! It may even get me to stomach a full hour a day of DVRed Jenny McCarthy and Babs Walters. Could the producers of The View be adding a dude into the mix? 

Of course, they couldn't just pick any dude. They need a man among boys, a dapper, purple tie wearing hunk with a Zen voice and a penchant for roses and the most dramatic things…ever. How do I love Chris Harrison? Let me count the ways.



It's no secret that Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes wants to be less a reality star and more a legitimate television personality.  She's already conquered the sitcom realm with her NBC hit The New Normal, and now many of her fans are hoping we'll see the Neenster on the talk show circuit.

Not too long ago, NeNe served as a guest host on ABC's The View, and she was very well received to say the least. While I don't always find NeNe's behavior on RHOA to be all that funny (although her WIG! oneliners are classic), I find her hilarious outside the show.  Now that Joy Behar has announced she'll  be bidding farewell to The View after nearly seventeen years, would NeNe make a good replacement?


I don’t know about you all, but I am about sick to death with these Real Housewives of New Jersey and their dramatic shenanigans.  My former students acted with more maturity…and they were first graders!  This time Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, and Kathy Wakile didn’t limit their issues to the Garden State, but instead brought their antics to ABC’s The View.  The women’s segments (that’s right, segmentS plural) aired this morning if you were lucky (?) enough to watch.

An insider tells, “The producers on The View asked Teresa if she would try to resolve her issues with Melissa, together, on the show in front of the cameras, but Teresa said she didn’t feel she should do so in front of an audience.  Teresa felt that after apologizing repeatedly with no resolution, that Melissa would just attack her, so this all should be handled privately at this point.”  And by privately, I am sure she means that Bravo gets dibs to that smack down.


Albie Manzo and Angelina

Jersey Shore show outcast Angelina Pivarnick is now telling RadarOnline she has developed a major crush on the hotness known as Albie Manzo. Sighs, can you blame her?

Angelina and the Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member are pictured above after meeting this weeked at the Beatstock 2010 music festival in New Jersey. “He is adorable, I have the biggest crush [on him],” Angelina told Radar.

“I was hanging out with him at the beach bash and he kept asking if he could get me drinks,” Angelina said. After she got booed onstage, Albie texted her a comforting note: “You did a great job. I got your back girl.”

Angelina however has a boyfriend, but states the possibility of a new romance is in the air, as she believes Albie is interested too. “He texted me after, ’Hey what are you doing? You’re so cute, lets hang out tonight.’”

A friend of Albie’s tells Radar:”He was happy to meet her and thought she was a cool girl.”

Goodluck to Angelina. She might need it trying to get past Mama Bear Manzo.

In other Jersey Shore news, the show’s break out star Snooki isn’t taking too well to the President saying he didn’t know who she was during his recent appearance of The View talk show.

Snooki, who might or might not be getting an inflated ego, tells E! News – “I know he knows who I am… Why did he have to lie and say he didn’t know me? He did say Snooki and JWoww about the tanning stuff and now he doesn’t know who I am? He has to stop lying.”

What Snooki is referring to was back in May at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner when President Obama joked about a tanning tax, saying “the following individuals shall be excluded from the indoor tanning tax within this bill: Snooki, JWOWW, The Situation and House minority leader John Boehner.”

Perhaps someone should inform Snooki the President has speech writers…

And finally the ratings of Jersey Shore this season can only be described as nothing short of amazing. The second season’s premiere episode averaged over 5.3 million viewers, while last week’s episode averaged 5 million viewers. No wonder MTV is currently filming the 3rd season with the same cast.

As the second season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey winds down, it seems the drama is never ending.

Danielle Staub is now speaking out on castmate Teresa Giudice’s widely publicized financial troubles, and the troubled reality star has some choice words for the bankrupt Teresa.

“I’m going to tell her what I told her before — your house is in foreclosure,” Danielle tells PEOPLE. “I wasn’t lying and you did know,” says Danielle as she references a recent episode of the show, when she accused Teresa of having a home in foreclosure.

Danielle adds that while she’s also had some problems with debt, she was never in as bad as a situation as the Giudices. “Divorce put me in debt. I didn’t lie about that. But we’re talking $100,000. We’re not talking $11 million,” she says. “I think people need to spend within their means and if you don’t know what you have, you need to communicate with your husbands.”

This follows Teresa’s appearance on The View Monday, when she claimed her husband, Joe Giudice, kept their financial problems from her.

Danielle however makes it clear that should never be an excuse. “One thing that comes with marriage is that it’s fifty-fifty,” she says. “It is your responsibility to know these things. You can’t just throw him under the bus … That’s not cool,” adding “if you have it, don’t flaunt it because it will come back and bite you.”

The Reunion – As we reported, the reunion show was taped this week on Wednesday, and it seems something big went down. Below are the few tweets those involved with the taping have since made –

BravoAndy – We are wrapped in New Jersey. WOAH. Very unexpected stuff. I am pooped. #needmakersmark

CarolineManzo – Finally home relaxing taped reunion show yesterday, busy day in NYC today. The reunion was UNBELIEVABLE.

Teresa_Giudice – Hi Tweet♥s! FINALLY finished taping the #RHONJ reunion show! All I can say is you will NOT believe what happens. How was your day? xx

JacLaurita – It was a long exhausting day.Lauren,u did a beautiful job w/my makeup.I Love u & ur Mom.I appreciate everything u did.Thank u.It’s over now.

Danielle has yet to tweet anything about the reunion and Dina twitted a lot during the day of the filming, meaning she likely did not attend the reunion taping, or if she did, she filmed a very small segment. No word yet on when the reunion show will air.

Star magazine is also reporting today that the classiness known as Danielle Staub will be hosting a birthday bash at New York City Gentleman’s Club Scores, on Tuesday, August 10.  This is in celebration of her 48th birthday, and the invitation promises Danielle will treat partygoers to a live performance of her tortured lullaby ‘Real Close.’ No word on if the former stripper/porn star will hit the pole.

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