TMZ keeps running these stories about who production has hired to “replace Nene.” First it was Kim Fields, then it was Sheree Whitfield, now it is Amiyah Scott. Well, one out of three ain’t bad. I told you that Kim Fields recently worked the kinks out of her contract and is now filming here:.
As for the usual game of musical peaches, Kenya, Cynthia, Kandi remain as close to sure things as we ever have at this point in the season. I’m told Kim Fields has officially signed on. All the other potentials have fallen by the wayside. So that leaves Phaedra, Porsha and even Cynthia’s sister Mallory to play hot potato for a peach. Andy seems to love Phaedra so she’s probably going to end up with one. Carlos loves Porsha so things are much improved for her.
At this point, barring any last minute indecision by production, the peaches go to Kenya, Cynthia, Kandi, Phaedra, Porsha and Kim. I do not think there will be a seventh peach, but you never know.
What TMZ doesn’t seem to understand is that Sheree, Marlo, Mallory and Amiyah showing up to a taping doesn’t put them on the show as paid participants. If I started a new post for every picture I saw, I would have been on the Kim Fields is out! bus. Or Sheree is in! bandwagon. I actually know what is happening behind the scenes and it’s just not that simple. Sheree, Marlo and Mallory are making day rate pay of about $1.500 or so depending on a few variables. Amiyah probably just signed a release. The only person Amiyah has followed on Twitter is Kenya and that is because she was at her event.
The only thing the photos tell me is that Phaedra and Porsha have seemingly secured their peaches as I predicted above. With the upheaval in production this season, things are more precarious than ever.