I know that many of you have been saying it is time to put Nene Leakes out to pasture. Nene herself has been super busy taking any event she can get and bragging about how rich she is all over twitter lately. To me this sounds like someone knowing she is about to be fired and trying to lay the foundation for an excuse of “I quit that job, I didn’t want to work with those hos anymore”. I talked extensively yesterday about Nene not showing up to film anything at the beginning of this season. The pre-opening party for Bar One that aired last night was the first time all season that Nene had been filmed with anyone other than Cynthia and Kandi. Notice she was hours late for that co-hosting gig without so much as a phonecall.
Word around the Internet is that Nene was a big old diva at her WWHL event and asked for Cristal and a car and driver and all sorts of over the top perks. Also, she is said to have been very angry about two of the other housewives getting spinoffs instead of her. He tweets lately continue to escalate her claims of how happy and rich she is. She was real-time tweeting with the east coast airing of the RHOA last night basically retweeting anything she found that referred to her as the star of the show. She seems completely desperate like someone on the titanic partying away their last few minutes of life as the ship is sinking.
Then today, Rodney Ho @ajcradiotv , TV blogger extraordinaire for the AJC, posted this bombshell. According to Rodney, “Three sources have confirmed to me that a Buckhead housewife named Courtney Cloer Thompson has signed on as a new cast member of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” next season. Of those sources, one is a relative and another is a close friend. Thompson herself declined to comment.” Rodney also spoke to Bravo reps who flatly denied the rumor.
Courtney is an unusual choice for Bravo as she is a real housewive and actually lives in Buckhead and has real Atlanta money! He husband is a well known lawyer and an adjunct law professor at Emory. I simply can’t imagine her wanting to have to drag the likes of the current RHOA around Atlanta. Showing up with Sheree and Miss Lawrence just doesn’t seem like it would fly in her social circle. As, Rodney points out it is way too early to really lock in a new castmate as it is months before filming would start, unless of course there is some event she would have access to that would make starting filming early profitable.
I for one would love nothing more than for this cast to be shaken up and replaced with more respectable representatives of Atlanta. Courtney is a missionary to Haiti which means hopefully she won’t be pulling people’s wigs off or having her vehicle repoed in the Home Depot parking lot or drinking herself into oblivion. Maybe we can see how the REAL Atlanta housewives live! Send me an email, Ms. Thompson and let me know the tea!
So what do y’all think, is this just one more nail in the coffin for Nene Leakes or just wishful thinking? Comment or else! :)