Real Housewives of Atlanta veteran NeNe Leakes has had a rough year. Her claims of being ganged up on during the RHOA reunion led to her walking off. It’s put her tenure as a housewife up in the air. And while NeNe claims she wasn’t fired, she also said she doesn’t know if she will return to RHOA. Which basically means she was fired, let’s be real. That statement is what housewives use when they want to save face.
Word is that NeNe has been sniffing around, looking for her own show on another network. Too bad it’s been reported that there is zero interest. Must be a huge blow to her ego. So Miss Leakes finds herself between a rock and a hard place. At least she’s still got her store, Swagg.
Minus Eva Marcille,
who got fired “quit’ the show, Real Housewives of Atlanta will most likely return with most of the same cast members who were on last season. Yes, we know that NeNe Leakes has been very publicly dragging out her contract negotiations, but she’s probably going to come back, because, well, as Sheree Whitfield said, she needs this check.
Porsha Williams, Kandi Burruss, and Kenya Moore all got their offer letters. Cynthia Bailey most likely did as well even though she’s only in Atlanta when she films and she has the most boring personal storyline every single season. Rumor has it, there are two women joining the cast for the upcoming season.
Oh Rinna, what’s wrong, girl? Cease and desist got your tongue? As viewers have learned, Lisa Rinna is not happy with the virtual Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion. While fans are in the midst of Season 10, the alleged hook up no one wants to see has yet to occur. Thankfully, Brandi Glanville of the Always Trying To Be Relevant Glanvilles, is lurking around the corner to stir things up.
Rinna has previously
blabbed implied the supposed “affair” between very-married Denise Richards and eternally-single Brandi is now an off-limits topic. While we should be thankful some of these purported details will remain unknown, Lisa is yelling from the rooftops that former friend Denise is a “phony AND a narcissist” after the reunion taping. Lisa also labeled the reunion as “bullshit”, stay classy y’all! Now Andy Cohen is responding to these comments, and Daddy might have to put someone in time out.
Lisa Vanderpump has had a rough few months. Vanderpump Rules, which is the only Bravo show she has left to stand on, just experienced a major reckoning. The firing of four cast members over racism shook the reality world. And wasn’t exactly a good look for their boss, LVP. Then the news broke that her beloved restaurant Villa Blanca is closing. Now there is a continuing beef with actress Sarah Paulson. Random, but here we are.
But Lisa isn’t done being put through the ringer. Now a blast from her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills past has come back to haunt her.
Phaedra Parks hasn’t been on Real Housewives of Atlanta for years now but who could forget her? She dominated the hilarity on the show for years. And her reads were way funnier than NeNe Leakes could ever hope to be. Yes, I said it! I regularly use Phaedra-isms in my everyday life. The phrase “oatmeal pie face” is actually more useful than you would think.
But Phaedra is not without controversy. She got busted for setting up castmate Kandi Burruss and Porsha Williams. Phaedra claimed Kandi and her husband tried to drug and rape Porsha. And that was the end of her time on RHOA. Which was the right call. Despite being dropped from Bravo, Phaedra has stayed in the spotlight and has decided to return to make a return to TV on Marriage Bootcamp: Hip Hop Edition. No, she’s not married. But she is booed up with Medina Islam, who is partaking in the show with her.
We all know that Eva Marcille
got fired from Real Housewives of Atlanta “left” Real Housewives of Atlanta “on her own to focus on other opportunities.” Meanwhile, NeNe Leakes, her rep, and the Bravo network said she’s not fired, but she’s always welcome to be on the show. So, why hasn’t she signed a contract? Most likely, she just wants more money or more screen time. Remember the beginning of the season when NeNe was nowhere to be found?
Porsha Williams happily accepted her offer letter for the next season. It’s unclear where Tanya Sam, Marlo Hampton, and Cynthia Bailey stand, but it doesn’t really add up that Cynthia is basically only in the ATL film when she spends all of her time in Los Angeles with her family. Plus, she has the most boring storylines. Why does she have a peach when most of us use her scenes as the perfect time to take a bathroom break? I’m not looking forward to watching a season centered around Cynthia’s wedding events.
But, she’s apparently pursuing her own show, which is something that pretty much every reality star says or leaks to the press. So, take that with a grain of salt.
Sometimes there is that one celebrity who wasn’t hashtag blessed with a dialogue filter. Or any accurate perception of reality. Case in point, still-employed-for-now, NeNe Leakes. Real Housewives of Atlanta viewers are well aware of NeNe’s explosive personality.
Season 12 was not all peaches and champagne for NeNe. Hell, she wasn’t even around for the first few episodes after getting checked for her attitude. NeNe claimed to be on a “spiritual journey”, but I’m not sure it took. She was still volatile. Still plagued by jealousy. And NeNe kept up with her favorite role, victim. You might think NeNe plateaued as the martyr of RHOA when she complained about caring for her husband during cancer treatment. Now she has surpassed even that. In an effort to explain her disastrous appearance on the reunion, NeNe likened herself to an unarmed black man murdered by a police officer. Yep, she went there.