I’m not gonna name names, but there are a lot of reality stars who think they’re a way bigger deal than they actually are. That’s not because I’m trying to be classy. It’s just because there are too many reality TV cast members with big egos and an inflated sense of importance.
OK, OK. Twist my arm. I’ll mention one of those people. Real Housewives of Atlanta OG NeNe Leakes has been a polarizing figure. NeNe has acted like she is too good for the show that made her famous and gave her all that money she brags about. She even left RHOA for a little bit to pursue some other opportunities. There’s no doubt that NeNe was hustling for those checks. She had a guest role on Glee. She acted in a show called The New Normal, which was canceled. NeNe appeared on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice. To be honest, I have no specific memories of NeNe on that show. However, who could ever forget NeNe bragging to Sheree Whitfield about her “Trump check” on RHOA?
On last night’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, the ladies struggled to find balance in their various friendships as they opened up about painful pasts and future realities.
Suddenly Gregg and NeNe Leakes are in love. Is it because he now has a job being part of the American Cancer Society as an ambassador? Whatever the case, NeNe is just thrilled to see Gregg. She tells him this great tale of revisionist history about what happened in Greece.
NeNe was just this poor innocent bystander, trying to be kind and compassionate when “KEN” would not stop picking at her. NeNe conveniently leaves out the part of the story where she spit on Kenya Moore. Also she threw the popcorn cause girls gotta eat. According to Gregg, NeNe has extended so many olive branches to Kenya Moore that she practically gave her a whole orchard.
As we are all aware, we are living in some tough times these days. At least, we have some entertaining TV shows to watch while we are social distancing and staying safe in our homes.
As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, Watch What Happens Live has been filming new episodes via video chat. Andy Cohen hosts from the safety of his New York City apartment. And different guests video chat in from wherever they are. Although it’s great to see the stars glammed up with pounds of hair extensions and self-tanner, this filming from home thing definitely has some advantages. For instance, there are no travel schedules to consider. This means that it is possible to have premium guests every single night.
We did not get a new Real Housewives of Atlanta episode last week. Thankfully, the ladies are back tonight, ready to entertain us all while we socially distance at home.
Now that the RHOA cast is back from Greece, they have to face their problems back at home. Kenya Moore admits that she was “in the dark” about a lot of things in her marriage to Marc Daly. Even though she wants Marc to see their daughter, she says he’s not allowed in Moore Manor. Kenya also shares a really strange fun fact: she’s not allowed to speak to Marc’s parents. Unless Marc isn’t in touch with them himself, that’s a major red flag. Don’t you think? Have they ever met baby Brooklyn?
As an old school America’s Next Top Model fan, I was pumped when I found out Eva Marcille was joining Real Housewives of Atlanta. However, she disappointed me with her performance. Minus that one read aimed at Marlo Hampton during last season’s Tokyo trip, Eva hasn’t made an impact. She has tried the most, yet she’s come through the least.
She came on as a friend of NeNe Leakes. However, she’s on NeNe’s bad side these days. NeNe publicly stated that the current RHOA cast is great the way it is, except for Eva. Yes, she even thinks that Kenya Moore should stay on this show. And we all NeNe cannot stand Kenyaknow that . Lately, it’s been a bit tough to side with NeNe on anything, but I’m backing her on this one. Eva brings zero to the table. And, of course, Marlo is backing NeNe as well, just like she always does.
In addition to all of its other consequences, coronavirus has also derailed some of our favorite reality TV shows. Yes, we are all well-aware that this isn’t the most critical result of the virus, but this is a reality TV website, after all. Additionally, there are many people whose livelihoods depend on filming those shows. There are lots of crew members, hair and makeup artists, the restaurants that cater events. And, of course, there are the viewers who just want to watch their favorite (and least favorite) cast members in action.
In March, Andy Cohen confirmed that the Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 12 reunion was postponed due to coronavirus concerns. He has emphasized many times over that it was “postponed,” not canceled. After that, Andy tested positive for coronavirus. Understandably, he took some time to rest and recuperate. Additionally, Andy said that it just wouldn’t be the same to film the show via video chat. However, this pandemic is still happening. Businesses are shut down. People are isolated at home. We don’t truly know how long this will last. Could it be time to switch up the format and just give in to the video chat? Apparently, we will be getting the RHOA reunion sooner rather than later.
If I’m being honest, I was pretty happy about Vicki Gunvalson’s firing from Real Housewives of Orange County. She’s been insufferable for many seasons and I will never forgive her for her part in a cancer scam. I don’t care how many times she screams through the streets of Key West that she was “conned.” Vicki claims to be a “smart woman.” Why wouldn’t she know what was going on?
After being demoted to a Friend of the Housewives role last season, she brought as much drama as humanly possible. This was most likely in a ploy to win back her orange full time. But spreading train rumors about Kelly Dodd wasn’t enough to save her. Neither was her suspiciously timed engagement to long term boyfriend, Steve Lodge. Too bad even that isn’t going as planned.
Given their constant arguing, it would be logical to assume that NeNe Leakes wants Kenya Moore gone from Real Housewives of Atlanta. However, NeNe thinks Kenya brings a lot to the show.
However, NeNe doesn’t think the cast is perfect. She wants one person out: Eva Marcille.