Second of all, by now everyone knows Kenya Moore is not coming back. Probably a good thing considering she’s pregnant and who needs all this stress while also percolating a baby. I don’t doubt that at some point Kenya will reemerge, but for this season she’s on personal leave. In Kenya’s place is Eva Marcille as an official Housewife (she is getting married next week and it will be featured on the show, probably as the season finale party).
In our latest edition of reality star roundup, we have Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes and her sometimes sidekick Marlo Hampton at the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta. The show is currently filming so it’s possible we’ll get a behind the scenes glimpse of this outing they went on together.
Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? I hate that phrase, but I have to imagine that’s the mentality the casting department had when they wanted to demote Sheree Whitfield to a “Friend of the Housewives” on Real Housewives of Atlanta. They could get her to instigate some drama between the cast without giving her the salary of a full-time cast member. After years away, the OG cast member made her return to the show as a “Friend of the Housewives” before she got upgraded to full-time again.
Sheree is great for stirring the pot and bringing issues to the forefront, but other than that she had pretty much no storyline on her own, hence the possible reason she was asked to downgrade her role on the show. Sheree’s pride got the best of her and she turned down that secondary role. Personally, I’m concerned about how she’s going to afford the baseboards and trim for that unfinished basement at Chateau Sheree. I’m also worried that there are no instigators left on this show.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast has begun shooting for Season 11. As of this moment, it’s a little bit unclear if Kenya Moore is in or out next season, but most of the Atlanta ladies went to Miami to support NeNe Leakes at her store opening.
Longtime Housewives Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, and Porsha Williamsand previous Friends of the Housewives Marlo Hampton and Eva Marcille made the trip. Marlo and Eva have attended “cast” trips before even though neither of them has been a full-time cast member, so it’s tough to know who is a Real Housewife and who is along for the ride as a Friend of the Housewives. The casting mystery will not be completely solved until the season wraps and the first trailer is released. In the meantime, the fans are just left to speculate.
Happy Tuesday! We have an all-new group of reality star photos to share with you this afternoon!
The caption on this photo was just so good that I had to include it here. “Real Life Princess, Carole Radziwill Takes The First Ride In Dunkin Donuts Royal Carriage In Celebration Of The New Royal Love Donut In New York City on May 14, 2018 in New York City.” How lucky is RHONY to have a “real life princess”?
If Marlo Hamptonever opened up about her mysterious life on Real Housewives of Atlanta, it would make for a very interesting show. Unfortunately, there are just no straight answers with Marlo. Ever. Any time she “answers” a question, it just leads to more questions.
After all these years of making appearances on Real Housewives of Atlanta as a Friend of the Housewives, we still know nothing about her, let alone what she actually does for a living. Unfortunately, it just doesn’t look like Marlo will ever become a full-time cast member. Why hand her a peach when she’s willing to stir things up at a discounted rate? Fortunately, Marlo might be starring in a whole new reality TV show.