I have a fresh pot of EXCLUSIVELY SOURCED RHOA in dribs and drabs and the time has come to share it with you. Please use only excerpts and include a clear link to TamaraTattles.com when reporting on this story! Thanks for your professionalism!
In a nutshell, filming has been weird. I am not sure what it all means. Let’s start with Phaedra. Far from the rumored “leave of absence” Phaedra has been filming a good deal. She’s filmed with Apollo in Chastain Park the day before she arrived late to Cynthia’s Essence party only to leave when she realized Apollo was there. That seems more and more like planned drama because contrary to before Apollo was sentenced and before RHOA filming began when the two love birds were all touring the country separately, they are currently both back in the house, and filmed a scene in the house yesterday. Phaedra has also filmed with Cynthia that I know of. Fun Phaedra fact: Phaedra lives in a Cul de Sac in a nice part of Atlanta proper. It’s not a gated community but it is rather secured and has a low crime rate if you take Apollo out of the equation. Last week, Phaedra from some reason decided she wanted to fence the front yard and add an electronic keypad entry gate for the driveway. The neighbors were a bit perplexed by that decision. They were even more confused when the work crew failed to locate the water and electric before digging. And they hit the water line. To make matters worse, no one was home when this happened.
Kenya is already in the eye of the storm a little bit. Who is shocked? I told you previously that there are two girls being tested by RHOA for the upcoming season. Demetira McKinney, as I mentioned was on House of Payne, and other a Tyler Perry productions. Let’s take a little side trip to last season when Peter had his birthday party. After the filming of that party, some of the professional photography sites were implying that Kenya was getting intimate with Roger Bobb. From Wikipedia, “Roger is the Executive producer and director of the TVOne sitcom The Rickey Smiley Show. The show premiered as the highest rated show in TVOne history. Roger was the Supervising Producer of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne which premiered on TBS as the highest rated first run sitcom in basic cable history.” I did not report on the Kenya Moore and Roger Bobb rumors because there was nothing to substantiate it other than a bunch of pictures with the two of them hanging out at a party. However, if you google Roger Bobb, one of the first suggestions is Roger Bobb and Kenya Moore. I personally don’t think the two of them ever dated. Y’all know how flirtatious Kenya is and pictures can be deceiving. However, word on the curb is that Roger Bobb and Demetria McKinney are dating. According to the streets Roger Bobb is a very eligible bachelor who does a lot of dating and does not have a girlfriend at the moment, but Demetria may see things differently. I don’t know if these two have filmed together yet, but I forsee some clashing between these two. If nothing else, Roger and Kenya have been in a flirty public situation or two, and with Kenya that seems to be all it takes for the other female to be extremely jealous. I don’t know anything about Demetria. She seems very well-spoken and has certainly been seen out and about at numerous charities in the Atlanta area. (See Video Below)Real actual charity functions, not some made up for reality TV mess. And she lives in Atlanta, which is refreshing. We will have to see if Bravo is bringing in yet another antagonist for Kenya or if they will end up as friends this season.
Then there is Claudia Jordan. Claudia is a stunning model from the TV show Deal or No Deal. Last April, she returned to Celebrity Apprentice to help Kenya Moore and Vivica Fox with one of the final challenges. During that challenge there was a mighty clash between Kenya and Vivica. Things went terribly bad and Vivica accused Kenya of swiping her cell phone to make some sort of tweet about Vivica being hormonal. Oh, Kenya, your day will come, girlfriend. That fight is expected to be the biggest showdown of the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice. Claudia has not taken sides and remains friendly with both sides. Claudia has been test shooting with Kenya and will likely be on Team Twirl. Claudia is also part of the Miss USA family as she is a former Miss Rhode Island. So Kenya has a friend joining the show in Claudia, but perhaps a new nemesis in Demetria. Claudia is someone who I expect all the housewives to get along with, with the possible exception of Nene. I hope Claudia tests well and gets a lot of scenes with Kenya and can give her a bit of a buffer from all the drama.
And now for the plans for this weekend. RHOA is going to Charlotte! Tomorrow night is the opening of SportsOne in Charlotte, the bar that Peter Thomas is opening with Kordell Stewart. I am a bit confused about the Charlotte situation because I am hearing that there are TWO bars being opened. Tomorrow night is the opening for SportsOne but BarOne Charlotte is also opening at a second location. There has been a lot of talk on the streets of Charlotte that one of the bars is going to be part of a spinoff Bravo show. I don’t have any confirmation of that. I do know that Bravo cameras will be rolling there this weekend and several RHOA will be there for the filming.
The big question is which housewives will show up. I think Kenya will go because she is filming with Cynthia this season. Nene probably won’t go as she has yet to film with Cynthia. Phaedra had not yet filmed with Kenya and has a couple of appearances in St. Louis that begin at 5 pm in St. Louis. Claudia will probably be invited as Kenya’s friend. Kandi is good about going where they ask her. Porsha likely can’t go if Kenya goes plus Kordell will be there and that would be awkward. What a production nightmare.
Clearly I am going to need my Charlotte spies to get on it this weekend. Go take some pictures and get some tea and email it to me at Tamaratattles @ Gmail.com.
Oh and one more thing. I am getting a lot of questions about Claudia and Demetria replacing people. Everyone from last season has a REGULAR full contract for the season except for Nene and Porsha. Please review THIS POST for all the details of their contracts. If anyone is going to be replaced, it is Porsha, who is literally being retested. Cynthia, Kenya, Phaedra and Kandi are definitely holding peaches and doing a lot of filming. Nene will probably hold a peach but not be on as much as usual (being phased out?) and perhaps one more of the other three. It really won’t be decided until the editing stages for sure.
Okay, my brain hurts now.