The most frequent one I get is, “Why is so and so reporting that Porsha is coming back to RHOA? I thought you said she was fired?”
My source who I trust told me that Porsha was sent home from the reunion and would not be returning to Bravo. I still believe that to be the case. I do have some additional information, but I am holding on to that a bit longer. Here is why you are hearing many rumors now, that are all just that, rumors. If this is your first season of reading blogs about the franchise, this is how it works. Sometimes I assume you have information that it is in my head that you can’t be expected to know.
First, never has there ever been multiple year contracts. I argued many times with people who would claim Teresa Giudice had a multi-year contract for a gazillion dollars. To this day a lot of you guys believe the hype that Nene and Teresa are making millions on the housewives. That is simply not true. But I am not even going there with the salaries again. Y’all can believe what you want. At the very least understand that the housewives have a new contract for each season. A ONE SEASON CONTRACT. Are you with me so far? The contract is dated from the first date of filming through the last day of the reunion. So everyone was still under contract through last Sunday.
So the next Monday, which was yesterday, Andy begins to get serious in considering all of his options, talks with producers, READS HIS TWEETS, etc and determines who to extend a new contract who and who to send a letter thanking them for their time with Bravo. We are now in contract season. NO ONE HAS A CONTRACT YET FOR NEXT SEASON! Sometime in the next couple of weeks they will be told if their future services are required. Usually. Remember that season that they left RHONY hanging on for months trying to determine who if any of them were coming back and pushed back filming? I doubt that will happen this time, but there is a lot of fan outrage going on now. Andy does read his twitter notifications from fans. So if you want Porsha, or Nene or Phaedra out… (or whoever) this is the time to tweet him. This is the week he is paying attention.
A lot of you guys freaked out because Andy said, “No one has been fired.” on Twitter. There are two reasons for that. One he’s not going to tell you. And two, no one has been “fired.” There are a couple of people who will not be hired for next season though. It’s like any contract job. If they don’t like your work, you won’t received another contract. It’s semantics. If you prefer the term “Non-renewed” for Porsha next year, so be it. However, technically for the next couple of weeks, none of these women is employed by Bravo. And my source says a more than one may not be. Even if they are offered a contract their lawyers have to get all involved and make counter offers and diva demands.
So, flitter off to Twitter now to tweet @Andy and make a case for your least favorite to go. It actually will make a difference. And this is the golden moment in time to be heard.
Moving on… a day or so ago, this picture of Kenya Moore and a Nigerian man was snapped on the campus of Harvard. Is that her Nigerian Prince? Kenya was enjoying some intellectually stimulating time attending lectures at Harvard over the weekend. Frankly, I think her brain must have been mush after all the Real Housewives crap lately. She was getting ready to interview with Andy Cohen apparently needed some mental stimulation before gearing up to talk about the reunion from hell. She was tweeting wistfully from Boston evaluating her life choices. ” Sitting here on campus of
@Harvard wondering what I have done with my life. I went to schools for gifted and lost my way… Mixed emotions”
I did my due diligence for this answer and read several Nigerian blogs who are much less quick to jump to conclusions and judge. The bottom line is Kenya was at Harvard and photographed walking around campus with a man attending some lectures with him. He is happily married and has three kids. Kenya’s boyfriend is Nigerian. Due to everything she has been through, it seems her boyfriend suggested she drop in on their friend in a place as far away from RHOA and take a breath and feel safe knowing they have a friend there. That’s all. Apparently, Harvard is the antidote for RHOA. Good for her. So the answer for you is no, that is not her man.
And finally, a word about the Real Housewives of Orange County this season. I am having one of my moral compass moments like I did about RHONY this season. I am still going to watch and blog about it but I have been trying to find a way to alert you to a component or a rumor that I do not want to blog about. The problem is by telling you about it I am blogging about it. Let me put it this way. There is a new person on the show who is married and has children. There were lots of blogs reporting that the nature of the marriage is um, similar to that of say, Porsha and Kordell. There was a lot of detail involved. Anyway, the couple has two small children who will one day grow up and google the show. I just thought this was a bad thing to put out there. I get that a lot of these housewives have kids and we talk badly about their parents all the time, but. Sigh. I’m not sure how I am going to handle this one. For now, I’m just going to tippytoe around that topic. I’m conflicted on this one.
And that is about it! I think we are all caught up. I will have more on the RHOA once official contracts are offered. In the meant time, go tweet Andrew about his Duck Dynasty problem with Porsha and ask him if she is that important to the show. And perhaps mention the fact that Nene treats him like a dirty sock. Or whatever. Just don’t say bad things about Cynthia. We are going to need her next season. She is the only one that will film with most of the women.