Usually, this time of year is consumed by tax-related worries. April 15 is around the corner, after all. However, that deadline has been pushed to July in response to the coronavirus pandemic. There’s no doubt about it, this is a difficult time for all of us. The coronavirus has changed everything. Essential workers are putting themselves at risk on the front lines. Many people have lost their jobs. So many of us are working at home while taking care of relatives and homeschooling kids. Everyone has had to adjust in some way.
At the very least, there are still some small joys to provide escapism, like reality TV for instance. Some of our readers are binge watching old favorites. Others remember the day of the week based on the new show that is on that night. Yes, there are more important things going on in the world, absolutely. But, at least reality TV has given us all some entertainment and a community for discussion.
The news cycle never stops. Even in a global pandemic, reality stars are thirsting for attention (i.e. going live on Instagram and making embarrassing Tik Tok videos). Not only that, but there are some old episodes and news stories that will be interesting forever. One thing that a lot of reality stars have in common, other than extreme thirst and a propensity for cosmetic enhancement, is an issue with taxes. How do so many public figures think they can get away with not paying taxes when they’re in the spotlight? Can’t they just hire someone to be on top of this? Overall, it makes zero sense, yet it happens a lot. Let’s take a look back at some of the reality TV star tax scandals throughout the years.
Way back in 2012, Real Housewives of Atlanta fans were introduced to one Porsha Williams Stewart. Porsha was a young married girl, filled with hopes and dreams of being the perfect mother and wife. Her now ex-husband, former football star, Kordell Stewart, ran a tight ship and kept a tight leash on his spouse. It was not an easy freshman year for Porsha. She didn’t exactly portray herself as the wisest Housewife ever, after displaying her complete lack of knowledge on historic facts regarding the Underground Railroad or how many days are in a year…
Porsha’s debut wasn’t finding a lot of support amongst the Bravo big guys. Keep in mind, this was before she bought economy-class tickets to THOTlandia and started using “her voice”. Now Andy Cohen is sharing some intel about Porsha’s first season, and believe it or not, her role was on very shaky ground. According to Andy, she was pretty much on the way out, but something happened at her first reunion that wound up changing minds and getting people on board that phantom train she had running beneath the Earth’s surface.
Marlo Hampton has been a fixture on Real Housewives of Atlanta for years but has never snagged a coveted peach of her own. An RHOA producer attempted to answer why Marlo is still peach-less at BravoCon, but it was more of a non-answer.
There is no question that Marlo loves to spill the tea and is super shady. Last season Marlo, who prides herself on her fashionista status, schooled newbie Shamari DeVoe on her questionable fashion choices.
Buckle up because it’s almost time for Real Housewives of Atlanta to return! And you know what that means, we get to talk about
Fight Club NeNe Leakes and whatever personality she gives to the cameras. Last season we saw all of NeNe’s friendships dissolve. We also learned to never, ever go into NeNe’s closet. Unless you have good health insurance.
In Bravo’s 12th venture to Hotlanta, Shamari DeVoe dropped off the face of the Earth, but Kenya Moore is back! She’s bringing her baby and now discarded husband into the chaos. We all know if there is one thing that makes NeNe madder than happy people, it’s anything to do with Ms. Kenya. NeNe was suspiciously absent during the first few weeks of filming. We were told tales of contract negotiation delays, but now that might not be the case. It turns out, maybe NeNe’s bad attitude did negatively impact her OG spot. But the question is, did NeNe learn a lesson from her poor behavior? All signs point to no. Allegedly.
When the explosive trailer for Season 12 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta trailer dropped, there was one glaring absence amongst Bravo’s favorite Georgia Peaches: last season’s newbie Shamari DeVoe.
While fans were quick to assume that the Season 11 rookie had been fired in favor of Kenya Moore‘s return to the franchise, Shamari took to social media to claim otherwise.
This has been a great week for Real Housewives fans. The Real Housewives of Orange County mid-season trailer dropped. The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 10 trailer was explosive. And now, fans have been blessed with the Real Housewives of Atlanta trailer for Season 12. And it looks so good.
Season 11 had a slow start, but it seems like there will be a lot of drama for Season 12. NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey’s feud is still going strong. After her hot mic moment from last season, Cynthia learned nothing. She was secretly recorded AGAIN talking trash about NeNe. Then again, who could blame her at this point? Being friends with NeNe seems just as stressful as being her enemy. It’s a lose/lose situation.
For the most part, the Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 12 storylines have been kept under wraps, but you know these ladies can’t help sharing photos of themselves at cast events. The RHOA women headed to Toronto, Canada for Carnival. Am I the only one who had no idea this was a thing in Canada?
When I saw all the photos of the ladies who dressed in costume (i.e. pretty much everyone except NeNe Leakes), I just figured they were in Barbados. Well, NeNe was on the trip, even though she ended Season 11 on the outs with just about everyone except for Shamari DeVoe, who does not even appear to be a part of the cast for Season 12. She really started to grow on me when she threw up on Eva Marcille’s shoe. Such a shame! Well, at least NeNe has
forever peachless Marlo Hampton on her side.
The new season of Real Housewives of Atlanta is already stirring up the drama. We know
fan favorite Kenya Moore has possibly returned in all of her glory. We know Porsha Williams’ recent break-up with Dennis McKinley will play out. And word on the street was NeNe Leakes, everyone’s favorite ray of sunshine, was being “shut out” of filming. Meaning, she pissed everyone off so much last year, no one will hang out with her.
Amid speculation that NeNe might not return to the show, there were rumors she received a very hefty increase in salary. When production began on Season 12, NeNe was like Dennis’ loyalty, nowhere to be found. But fear not, NeNe made sure to squash those silly rumors when she let everyone know she wasn’t gone, just in the midst of intense contract negotiations. Many viewers hoped this was a sign that NeNe was ultimately let go after her cantankerous attitude did her no favors last year. Well, the mystery has been solved. If you were worried NeNe was going to quietly ride off into the sunset, then worry no more. She’s back.