During these trying times, we take what we can get and what we are getting is more Candiace Dillard. Real Housewives of Potomac had an explosive season and part of it was due to Candiace’s award-winning performance as the “before” photo of an Oprah makeover. I would like to remind the class to keep your hands to yourself because sometimes folks who talk the talk don’t want to walk the walk.
Candiace’s trip to the wild side with Monique “Please Do” Samuels gave the show a boost. This particular #physicalaltercationbybravo garnered so much attention, LOTS of people weighed in, including other Housewives. Enter Porsha “I Wish A Bitch Would” Williams, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star and friend to Monique. Porsha implied Candy sued Mo for a money grab. Candiace responded (because she was 600 miles away), but apparently didn’t get it all out. Now Candy has something else to say to Porsha – Chris Bassett, come get your wife.
Monique Samuels took her toys and left the Real Housewives of Potomac sandbox. Or did she? I think by now we are all pretty much aware of Bravo’s generous method of allowing fired Housewives to control their exit narrative. Normal policy and procedure is to offer the departing individual their own spin on how they chose to leave. Unless you are Vicki Gunvalson and remain in a state of confused begging until your last day on Earth.
Let’s face it, if it weren’t for Monique lending a helping hand to style Candiace Dillard’s wig, people would still not be talking about RHOP. No one cares about Robyn Dixon’s hats or DOCTOR Wendy Osefo’s degrees. And despite the grandeur of Karen Huger, it wasn’t her living situation that made viewers watch. Monique and Candiace gave the show a heartbeat, and it seemed like no cast changes would happen in the wake of Mo and Candy’s battle royale. Until news that Monique was not returning began making the rounds. Now Monique speaks on what helped her make the decision not to come back to the show she helped put on the map.
Rut-roh. We might need Shaggy and the Gang to come help solve a big mystery. A LOT will be happening on Real Housewives of Atlanta and the holidays are starting early. The ladies will be back to grace us with their presence on December 6, and it will be a season like no other. Moving on without NeNe Leakes, we will watch protests, pandemics, and… STRIPPERGATE.
Thanks to Cynthia Bailey and her escalando bachelorette party, RHOA fans will be seeing many body parts and trying to figure out who they belong to. Tanya Sam and Porsha Williams are the names most involved regarding who did what with a stripper. The gentleman in question denies anything happened, and so does Tanya. But the lady doth protest too much, methinks. If nothing happened and no fiancés were cheated on, it’s normal SOP to
lie, lie, and deny keep calm and carry on. It seems in this case, instead of carrying on, Tanya has carried herself off of the show.
Real Housewives of Atlanta is down one OG, but one thing is for sure, Season 13 is insane. Filming through a summer filled with a pandemic, fighting for racial equality, and planning Cynthia Bailey’s wedding, the ladies are back and very ready to party.
Viewers will meet two new cast members. Drew Sidora is joining the group full time and Latoya Ali will show up as a friend. Tanya Sam and Marlo Hampton, with her eternally empty hands, will appear part time as well. If a worldwide health crisis and extensive racial unrest weren’t big enough issues to address, we will also dive deep into the rabbit hole of STRIPPERGATE. Judging from the trailer and someone’s questionably placed ankles, this particular rabbit hole will be long, dark, and have dollar bills in his g-string.
Raise your hand if you’re watching Bravo’s Chat Room, I’ll wait. The new nightly talk show is hosted by various Bravolebrities. Porsha Williams is representing Real Housewives of Atlanta, much to NeNe Leakes’ dismay. Hannah Berner from Summer House holds a spot. Gizelle Bryant from Real Housewives of Potomac and Below Deck alum Kate Chastain round out the rest of the cast. They dish about subjects related to pop culture and of course Bravo
Bravo fucking Bravo. As you may know, Real Housewives of New York is getting a new cast member. Eboni K. Williams is preparing for her first season and she’s the first black cast member of RHONY.
Eboni will be a huge asset in several ways. She is a lawyer, honey. So out of the gate you know she can talk. Gizelle is particularly pleased to see Eboni come on board. See, Giz has beef with Ramona Singer. Ramona shooed Giz out of a photo in July 2019 and the incident has been burned in Gizelle’s brain ever since. Not much can get under Ramona’s very renewed skin, but Gizelle is hoping Eboni manages to provide a challenge for the veteran and just maybe send the Ramonacoaster off the rails.
NeNe Leakes who? The Real Housewives of Atlanta are full steam ahead and not looking back. What they are lacking in losing a veteran cast member, they are making up for with sordid tales of debauchery and excess. Congratulations are in order for Cynthia Bailey and Mike Hill. They were wed in holy matrimony over the weekend, but Cynthia’s bachelorette soirée was anything but immaculate.
RHOA is shaping up to have plenty of content for next season. It has a little bit of everything but NeNe. There will be a tad of something for everyone. New blood? They got it. Navigating social unrest? It’s there. Allowing a stripper to touch your no-no spot during a raucous bachelorette party? That one is nailed down too. Allegedly. After denials that anything happened but good clean fun at Cynthia’s partay, now the dancer at the center of the “scandal” is speaking his truth.
It seems like a lot of people are saying good morning to everyone but Kelly Dodd. The Real Housewives of Orange County might have lost both Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Judge, but Kelly is sticking around to be the fly in everyone’s ointment. Flies are trending today, you know! I’m not sure if Kelly is completely tone deaf or just really great at trolling, but she definitely knows how to keep her name in the media.
Not everyone finds Kelly’s shenanigans humorous. Right now our political climate is touchy, people are exhausted and sensitive. Things we might have once found funny are now seen as careless or tone deaf. Much of what Kelly says could be labeled as ignorant, but if you’re looking at Kelly to be a reliable source of anything, you’re on the wrong road. Recently, Kelly posted a photo of herself wearing a Drunk Wives Matter hat, which mocks the Black Lives Matter movement. She has been receiving a lot of flak, with viewers calling for an RHOC boycott. Now Real Housewives of Atlanta star and activist, Porsha Williams can add herself to the list of people saying good morning to everyone but Kelly.
DAMN, GINA! NeNe Leakes has
gone nuts come out swinging, but metaphorically this time. The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star is on Twitter again and to say it’s a lot is an understatement. We get it, she’s emotional, but now NeNe is saying things that could really bite her in the ass. On the bright side, she’s already out of a job, so there’s not much left to lose. Dignity went out the door about five years ago.
Viewers have seen NeNe upset before. She kind of remains in a bothered state, so this is nothing new. This latest temper tantrum finds NeNe throwing jabs at (former?) friend, Wendy Williams and former boss, Andy Cohen. According to NeNe, Andy is racist and Wendy is under the influence of cocaine. Because clearly anything is easier than admitting you are wrong. Now, NeNe isn’t giving lessons on how to burn bridges. She’s giving lessons on completely incinerating them.