Oh the shade of it all! I’m not sure why Kim DePaola was never given a full shot on Real Housewives of New Jersey. She pretty much checks the boxes that require one to be on RHONJ. Fights with Teresa Giudice? Check. Shit-stirring gossip? Check. Curious hair extensions? Check. Why, if it weren’t for Kim D’s brick and mortar tribute to fashion, Posche, the high class ladies of New Jersey would have had to wait around for… Envy.
Kim truly is the gift that keeps on giving and she definitely doesn’t take anyone’s crap. Now Kim turns the special place she has in her heart for Teresa towards
Beverly Danielle Staub. Danielle, better known as Captain Hair Puller, has once again shown her true colors during the season. But will Danielle ever tire of potentially catching a case and putting her hands on other people? According to Kim D, all signs point to a big, fat nope.
Real Housewives of Atlanta fans know that the ladies have what it takes to be over the top when it comes to being petty. Case in point, NeNe Leakes. She is a shade master. Just when you think you know where NeNe stands and who her friends are, she does something to completely negate that.
Somewhat recently, NeNe was very vocal about her desire to get Phaedra Parks back on Real Housewives of Atlanta. Seemingly, she wanted to offset the Kenya Moore return since both NeNe and Phaedra have Kenya in common as a long-time enemy. However, that’s probably gonna be a tough sell for the network since Phaedra was fired after she started rumors that Kandi Burruss wanted to drug and rape Porsha Williams.
There were games and sports galore on last night’s Real Housewives Of Atlanta, but undoubtedly the thing to watch was Marc Daly and Kenya Moore‘s fascinating marriage! And Marc, he’s not playing around when it comes to the rules fo his wife!
When Marc is in the room, it’s literally the only thing anyone can focus on. Everyone circles around, watching, witnessing – it’s almost a religious experience to observe Kenya be de-twirled by Marc’s systematic demands. He’s a drill sergeant, and she’s at [licking] boot camp. Kenya is usually the one spinning everything up, ruling the scene with predictable unpredictable behavior, but when Marc is present she morphs into a shadow of her former self. This reversal of position is both electrifying and depressing.
While Kenya is wrestling with marital mishaps, Cynthia Bailey is wrestling with Open Mike’s revelations. Mike Hill has written a confessional memoir about his past as a philandering ladies man who eviscerated every relationship he’s ever been in. Also, he’s a terrible arguer. And Michelle Obama says couples need to learn how to argue. So now Cynthia wants couples counseling. Which means she did learn something after all from her terrible marriage to Peter Peter Bank Account Eater.
We’ve talked at nauseam about NeNe Leakes and he lack of presence on this season’s Real Housewives of Atlanta. There have been so many rumors about what the cause may or may not be. Is she having a contract dispute with producers? Is she boycotting filming with her nemesis Kenya Moore? None of this is confirmed and NeNe isn’t exactly being forthcoming.
But NeNe took things to a whole new level when she decided to announce on social media that she hired high-powered attorney Lisa Bloom for….well, we still don’t really know. We ran this story almost two weeks ago and NeNe is still no closer to telling us what it’s all about. Between this and the whole Wendy Williams spilled tea on her supposedly saying she was going to quit RHOA, I’m thinking NeNe needs to hire a new PR person.
As much as it’s keeping her in the news, it doesn’t exactly make her look very transparent to fans. If you ask me, it all seems like a ploy for the attention she’s not getting from this season. Or maybe it’s her way of trying to keep the heat off her from the rumors that she spit on Kenya. This has yet to come to light but one thing NeNe is saying is that she’s not getting what she deserves.
Things on Real Housewives of Atlanta are really starting to heat up. Now that we have started to move past the “everyone has a new baby” storyline *snooze*, we are finally starting to see the drama that RHOA is known for giving us season after season. Kenya Moore came for Marlo Hampton at her wig party. Then Tanya Sam came for Kenya and her alleged wig use. Which led to Kenya coming for Tanya with the Cookie Lady. Apparently, the Cookie Lady’s real name might be Shiana. But, does she really deserve to be called anything other than Cookie Lady after that poor attempt at a Tanya takedown? No, she does not. It was very clear that even if Kenya set out to create mess, it was only good in theory. And she can thank the Cookie Lady for failing miserably.
But the real reason RHOA is bringing the heat is who else? NeNe Leakes, who is never too far from the drama, even if she has barely shown up in any of the episodes this season. We all know how much she hates Kenya and the rest of the season will be no exception of her displaying that disdain. All of that to say we are leading up to the “did she” or “didn’t she” spit on Kenya.
It’s no secret that Bravo producers and network executives are trying hard to shake up the Real Housewives franchise. It all started with the demotion of Vicki Gunvalson for Season 14 of Real Housewives of Orange County. Then came the news that her and Tamra Judge were out for Season 15. Even on this season of Real Housewives of Atlanta, we’re seeing Nene Leakes get less and less screen time. Erika Jayne herself has said “everyone is replaceable.” The message is clear – all these women are dispensable to producers. To quote a line from Showgirls (yes, I am), producers know, “there’s always someone younger and hungrier coming down the stairs after you.”
As Reality Tea has previously reported, Tamra was offered three episodes to close out her story-arc on RHOC for Season 15. Since she wasn’t left with much of a choice to participate in the show, she declined the offer. She went out on a good note with Andy Cohen, doing an Instagram Live interview with him a few weeks back, where she joked about needing to study up on real estate again. But now Tamra is putting a new spin giving additional details on her departure.
NeNe Leakes just cannot stop talking about Kenya Moore. These two just cannot seem to get to a good place. Hell, they can’t even get to an OK place. It’s bad, guys. I’m not sure where it went so horribly wrong (OK, maybe it was the comment about Kenya carrying a buffalo when she was pregnant comment) but now that the season runs on, the castmates are revealing more and more about how much they hate one another.
NeNe has barely been on the show this season, but that hasn’t stopped her from having issues with Kenya on and off-camera. She stomped off when Kenya showed up at Marlo Hampton’s hair event with a marching band (admittedly, one of the shadiest moments in recent memory) and she is even rumored to have spit on Kenya in a future episode.
Last night Nene Leakes finally reappeared on Real Housewives Of Atlanta. She probably should’ve stayed camouflaged in season’s past, because I personally have had enough of her martyr act. The same goes for Kenya Moore! You two are only victims of your own arrogance, ladies! And in the middle of it all was Cynthia Bailey, playing the role of the ever-forgiving, ever-loving, ever-obliging friend.
After going way overboard in her supposed clawback to Tanya Sam when Kenya arrived to lunch and called her the c-word, then brought a burnt Cookie Lady to ‘expose’ Paul Judge as a cheater, Kenya still does not at all feel she owes Tanya an apology. Of course she doesn’t.
Kenya’s desperation is showing, and that slip is dingy and frayed! Just like her marriage, and without being able to brag about being a “Mrs” and finally having the perfect life, Kenya needs the relevance of RHOA. Unfortunately Tanya and Cynthia have been caught in the crossfire.