Why is Nene chatting with Vivica Fox? What was the point of that? Is Vivica like really hard up for air time or something? That made no sense. Now Nene is taking her aunt dress shopping at some sort of pic-n-save store. She claims she doesn’t have for time this. Give your aunt the Neimans card, call the personal shopper and tell her to put her in a dress.
All of Nene’s kids and Gregg’s kids go out to a Mexican restaurant. Even the glambaby came. Nene is going on and on about how important family is but she will not even acknowledge the existence of her sisters. Now her dad has decided not to come to the wedding.
The boys all went out to party. My DVR is now paused on Peter dancing with some big earringed ho and staring at her chest. I’m gonna call it right now that this episode will piss Cynthia off. I wouldn’t mind the stripper thing (which I assume is coming) but going out to the club and dancing with other women is unacceptable. Some of these chicks are stripper and some are not. I’d like to point out they are not at one of the nicer strip clubs in Atlanta either. This is straight up Skanksville. Hmm, it’s called the Shark Bar & Grille. They should probably just all it the Tuna Bar & Grille. Why would anyone want to eat in a place with wall to wall skanks? Then they get on the party bus with three skanks in tow and spank them all the way to their next destination. Looks like they stripped them butt naked too! Continue reading
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I’ve had a lot of people asking about all sorts of bizarre rumors floating around about the situation between Nene and Marlo. If you missed my first report on this click here first. So I thought I would do a short post to clear some things up. Some of y’all have it in your heads that Nene is going to quit RHOA over this. Not a chance in hell of that happening. When RHOA eventually goes to the great reality show in the sky, Nene is going to be right back to being poor. She is going to ride her cash cow until Bravo bucks her off.
Some of you think Marlo is getting fired over the incident. You seem to think that Nene does the hiring and firing. Now Nene can ask for someone to film with the show, as she stupidly did for Marlo this season, but she can’t get Marlo fired. For one, Bravo loves the drama. Marlo is back to give Kenya a storyline. Marlo is not from Atlanta. The other housewives are not particularly fond of Kenya. This season you can expect these two to be two peas in a pod. Blech. Plus Marlo is just a friend and not a full housewife. AND filming is all but over. Continue reading
Okay, that’s headline is pretty much all I have for right now. Nene tweeted just before 11 pm that the cops from the APD ”was so great.” Then about 1 am she tweeted, “Some people just belong n jail! See u court.” Will this be another housewife in criminal court? It’s about 2:30 now and it seems like the Neenster is probably home safely tucked in bed, as I should be. I know it’s not a huge story yet, I just thought I would give you guys the heads up. I am off to take one of my great sleeps!
Update 2: Just a couple of thoughts, if Bravo let Marlo back even as a “friend of”, knowing she was convicted several violent offenses, and Marlo struck Nene… they could have a legal problem on their hands despite their iron clad contracts. Also, Nene has been tweets A LOT about how great her husband Gregg is, he put up a sign for I Dream of Nene on top of a Barber Shop where they filmed, etc etc. Nene recently did an interview with Entertainment Weekly saying Marlo was extremely difficult to work with. Marlo responded on Radar saying she could not be a housewife because she isn’t married. (Um Hello, Kandi?, Kim? That one manly one that got fired?) So there has been a lot of beef between those two since I Dream of Nene ended. And Nene’s insults have been of the “no man will marry you” variety.
Edited: And great sleep I did. Still having trouble staying awake. But here is the latest. There was a HUGE season 6 scene for RHOA yesterday. It was The Bailey Bowl, a charity event sponsored by Cynthia Bailey. It was an event to promote fitness and nutrition and it was run like a field day. Some of the competition was in the YMCA basketball court and some was outside. Nene’s team was TEAM RICH naturally, and well, they didn’t fare so well. It all started out well with friendly competition but that quickly turned ugly. TEAM RICH had all of Nene’s bridesmaids on it except for Marlo. Marlo was on TEAM TWIRL with Kenya. Lots of Jawing happened between Nene and Marlo and Nene felt that calling the police about Marlo was necessary. Oh LAWD. Not to mention Kenya and Marlo palling around together. Continue reading
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I have no idea what Nene is doing having so many fools in her wedding. You should try to LIMIT the number of bridesmaids to your very closest friends. You don’t need to put every stray dog that walked through a RHOA scene once or twice in the line-up. You choose civilized people that can get along. With that in mind I say let all three of these girls go now while you still have time. Don’t wait for Marlo to assault someone. Marlo’s Officer Friendly analogy is not funny, Nene.
Look at Porsha on Nene’s spinoff! I wonder whose idea that was?
Was whoever started this trend with using a different nail polish color on your ring finger must have been a middle-schooler, right? I’m looking at you, Porsha. Also, I have no words for Nene’s hair tonight. Y’all know I usually try to see the positive on Nene’s hair, I really like some of her looks. But that blown out, blown back mess. I can’t defend that. No mam. Continue reading
Okay, I’m confused. Nene has posted some pictures from season six filming and I find them all very strange. First of all is that Marlo AND Kenya? I swear they all buy the same hair and it’s hard for me to tell them apart anymore. Also one of them is Malorie so maybe it’s a Cynthia event?
But more importantly where are they and what are they doing there? Why are most of them in long black extremely see through dress, but Kenya? is in white and Porsha is in yellow, and Phaedra seems to be in a tank top and workout leggings. Please explain a scenario where all of these get ups make sense together. I’ll wait. More photos after the cut. Continue reading
Well boys and squirrels, it looks like we will not have Kenya Moore to kick around anymore. Kenya has bid us all a fond adieu on the Bravo blog! I don’t think anyone is surprised she was not asked back. What is a surprise though is that she was either on all her meds or got a lot of help writing her “long good-bye” as she bids us farewell with…. dare I say class? I don’t usually include an ENTIRE blog from the housewives but since this one is so well-written and full of some interesting tea, I am going to post Kenya’s Long Goodbye in its entirety with limited snarky comments. Click through to read. Continue reading
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I have the worst headache in the world. My left eyeball feels like it’s being stabbed with a RHONJ stiletto. I want to pluck it out and put it in my purse and blog half blind. I say all that for pity of course, but also as an apology in advance that this blog is probably going to be crappy.
I saw the first 15 minutes or so on first look earlier today. I was not impressed. It’s just Nene’s time to talk about how impartial she is and how she tries to keep the other girls from fighting and looking like fools on TV. She says she wish someone would have shaken her and told her to stop when she first started RHOA. Then there is the usual Nene and Gregg fake storyline. While that is running, I will take the time to explain that when wearing a long gown with a slit up to there, when seated one should cover ones knees with the skirt of the gown and not display shiny, greasy legs or in Kandi’s case your black underpants. Close your legs to married men! Is a good suggestion, but close your legs to the giant TV camera pointed at you is equally useful information. Continue reading
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There were several interesting posts in February which seemed to revolve around death (Russell Armstrong, Whitney Houston) and arrest records (Marlo Hampton, Chris Brown). Russell’s ex-girlfriend gave up the true tea on Taylor as she was being bombarded on twitter and in the press. We were watching Real Housewives of Atlanta and Real Housewives of Orange County. I was preparing for the Shahs of Sunset by interviewing Asa Soltan Rahmati. We had our first glimpse at her fabulous house on Venice beach. Also two Real Housewives of Miami were sued. Again, there are some formatting issues because these posts were made on Blogger, but if you were not reading Tamaratattles in February, there is good tea here that is still interesting today. Click through for all the drama. Continue reading
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I wasn’t planning on posting about second part of the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion last night. I thought it was pretty boring. There were only a few things that stuck out for me last night. First, Phaedra subtly got off a little one liner sticking it to Sheree when she said “I think that maybe the clothing line thing has been overdone.” and followed it up with hinting that she will have a video coming out about a donkey butt workout. Didn’t we recently see a picture of Toya Wright and Phaedra flaunting their backsides while working on some project together? Sounds like season five storyline to me. That was a triple punch at Sheree that Phaedra just let out so sweetly that lots of people may have missed it. Essentially she said, your clothing line was a failure, you should have done a workout video, and now I am doing one with your replacement. It was perfectly nuanced and fabulous.
Another interesting thing was Peter failing to get his stories straight with Cynthia before the show. When it comes to the night that Peter dipped during the middle of Cynthia’s agency opening this is what Cynthia had to say on her Bravo blog:
OK, let me bring some clarity to that situation, before I officially close out 2011. Peter Thomas was the one that spent most of his day setting up everything up for The Bailey Agency opening. He made sure that everything was beautiful and perfect. I was happy that he took the time to help me out, because managing Bar One is a full-time job. Between bouncing back and forth between The Bailey Agency and Bar One, he was exhausted. At one point he stepped out to check on something at Bar One and was MIA during my thank you speech. Of course, when he returned the speech was over and the rest is history. My only issue with Peter was that he should have communicated to me that he had to step out and would be right back. Communication is key! It eliminates the unnecessary drama and senseless confusion. I was so busy entertaining my guests that I honestly did not notice that he had left. Had I been informed, I would have waited for him to get back. Or I could have at least expressed to everyone that he had to step away for a moment. No drama, end of story.
Last night, when Andy asked Peter where the heck he was during Cynthia’s speech, Peter said he was tired and went home. Seems like these two still aren’t communicating. Today Peter is tweeting about people talking about him and Cynthia is retweeting comments about how we don’t know the whole situation between them because we only see a few minutes out of their lives. I contend that even if they are spending all the time we don’t see naked and intertwined whispering sweet nothings to each other, these two still have issues. They both spend a whole lot of time arguing and trying to keep their stories straight. Even if every counseling session and family drama scene is completely fabricated for Bravo, these two people have serious marital problems. Because if you have a good marriage these sorts of scenes do not happen either for real or just to make some bucks on TV. So today’s attempts on twitter to make us all believe everything is hunky-dory is falling on deaf ears.
I can’t believe Marlo has fans. How anyone can say that Apollo’s criminal record and subsequent behavior is in anyway similar to Marlo must not be watching the same show I am. Apollo was not convicted of a violent crime. Apollo does not appear on Bravo thug-lifing around saying “you better google my record.” Marlo slashed a girl’s face and continues to brag about it on national TV. So Marlo trying to say she deserves a second chance like Apollo is ridiculous. Marlo has not made any changes to her behavior or learned from her poor choices. Similarly, Marlo calling Kim a whore was her lashing out because she is not returning next season. What could irk a felonious escort who tried like hell to land a football player more than to see Kim sitting there with a ring, an NFL player husband who clearly loves her warts and all, a spin-off show and more importantly a family. All the things Marlo wants but doesn’t have. Marlo is so jealous of Kim she can’t see straight. All she could do was try to convince us and herself that it wasn’t true, Kroy didn’t buy the ring, Kroy doesn’t make money, her family is from three different men so it’s not a real family, the house and furniture aren’t really hers. It was sad actually. If I’m the one measuring the holes, I have to say Kim’s wins and Marlo’s is used up.
The reason I went ahead and blogged about this today is it seems that y’all have lots of questions. Most of them are about Kim. Several people asked me if Kim and Kroy really bought their house. I haven’t commented on this because I don’t know. Kim said they did on the reunion but she hasn’t tweeted a thing about it. The Fulton County tax office still shows the house being owned by Antonio and Kendra. Kim has lied about a few things on the reunion. It’s possible they are still closing on the house. It’s possible the Tax Assessors office hasn’t updated their records yet. I just don’t know. I’ll let you know as soon as I know something either way.
Then there was the drama between Kim and the blogger who writes Straight From the A last night. Lot’s of y’all asked me if I knew what was going on. Nope. I saw the same thing y’all did. Maybe less because when there is a show going on my timeline moves fast and I can’t keep up and watch the show at the same time. All I know is that Kim and Kroy landed in Atlanta after returning from LA to promote Tardy for the Wedding and stopped somewhere to watch the reunion before going home to Roswell. Perhaps Kim was cranky from the flight? I didn’t see Atlien paying her that much attention other than commenting on Kroy’s hair. Which did look …um…different. I really have no inside info on what set that off. Speaking of Kroy, someone asked about why the contract was for three years and not four. A reader named Bree, explains that in comments of the post I made about it here in case you missed it. I think/hope that covers everything.
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So after the yawnfest of a RHOA season finale last Sunday, Marlo Hampton took to her personal blog and left a cryptic post. It’s been virtually ignored, but due to the lack of interesting tea today, I’m gonna pay her a little attention. Also, and perhaps related, I noticed and interesting tweet by Kim Zolciak the other night. She was responding to a tweet hoping Marlo would not be a permanent housewife. Kim’s response was, ”It will never happen.” So is Marlo bidding us farewell in this post? Or is it just my wishful thinking? Click through to read the post and then tell me your reaction. Apparently, knowledge of The Hunger Games may increase your understanding. Or not.
The wear and tear was starting to show. Fatigue setting in. The formula exhausted. It happens when you are slow to recognize opportunity, not committed to victory for all who play well. The audience knows it and sometimes they rebel.
I watched the Hunger Games, did you? The powers fed the hungry and the hungry continued to want more. Then Katniss arrived, tentative, distrustful, but honest. She entered the arena, not with the same packaging. She came in trailing fire. A few understood her possibilities right away.
In the end, she won on her own terms. Though the terrain was treacherous, her supporters kept her moving along. And she rewarded them, with theatre and spectacle – drama unforeseen. But when the powers lost hold of the reins and she created her own ending, a sacrifice was made. The audience wanted a victor, but they were only allowed one.
Surely the powers must know, that even if the formula works, somewhere along the way it won’t, and the smart ones are those who deliver the new, even before its wanted…
Well? What do you make of that? Sounds like she’s out to me. Is Kim claiming the victory?
Every thing old is new again. Remember the reunion show for season one of Real Housewives of Atlanta? No? Well, it was Nene, Lisa and DeShawn on one couch and Kim and Sheree on the other. Nene let out her now infamous “Close your legs to married men!” comment for the first time and called Kim a “trashy hooker”. Flash forward to today and Nene pretends to love Marlo. I guess ghetto hookers are more acceptable to Nene. Kim for her part tried to explain the whole cancer story involving her wigs by saying she had lost 25 lbs and a lot of hair and her doctor was just sure she had cancer but it turned out she didn’t. Somehow that was supposed to explain her saying she started wearing wigs when she had cancer. Lisa jumped up at one point and held Nene back from going after Kim. A move that may have played into giving Lisa one more season while DeShawn Snow was let go for not bringing enough drama. Oh and Lisa called Kim pathetic, a habitual liar, in need of medication and threatened to flip her over the couch. Ah… memories.
This year’s reunion was filmed at the Biltmore in the Georgian Ballroom pictured above, the same location as the very first reunion. It’s a place normally booked for happy times, weddings, receptions, anniversary parties. This year looks like Kandi, Nene and Cynthia on one couch and Kim, Sheree, and Phaedra on the other. At the first reunion Nene threatened Kim saying not to touch her or she would ”wear that wig right off your head”. Nene’s diva attitude has quadrupled since then so Lord only knows just how bad it got this time. This season’s finale has been described by production as “the best reunion ever” and by other insiders as “brutal.” I guess we’ll see in a couple weeks.
Edited to add: There are THREE MORE regular episodes before the reunion. I can’t remember ever wanting a show to be over so badly.
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Is it me or does this show somehow manage to be more fake with every episode?
Nene needs to learn how to dress for a business meeting. HINT: Your breasts should not be hanging out all over the place. This is the second week in a row we’ve had to look at her old boobs flopping about. And as the picture at left shows, THIS ISN’T A NEW PROBLEM! Also, I don’t think there is anyone on planet Earth who believes any of the divorce storyline. ONCE MORE WITH FEELING, divorce filings are a matter of public record. There are no court records at all for any filing from either Gregg or Nene. Never have been. Gregg is never too far away from Nene. She made sure to parade around with John Kolaj the weekend she was on WWHL because her divorce storyline was coming up. It’s ridiculous and draws poor John back into the spotlight again. Andy Cohen knows the real deal and yet made sure to announce to the WWHL audience that John was there and he was her boyfriend. Neither one of them as the least bit of concern about using people to further fake storyline. It’s a shady thing to do even if the person is for whatever reason willing to play along.
Oh Lord, now we have Nene at the therapist. She starts right off with her divorce lie. Oh gee… guess what they decided? LOL oh lord… were the housewives shows always complete and utter bullcrap or have they just all turned out that way after the first couple of seasons. I guess when the show if filmed in your town and you hear the real story, watching the made up version is just irksome and ridiculous.
The Kim and Kandi “makeup scene” was another ridiculous staging. Bravo has given Kandi a crappy edit this season trying to make her out as this big pot stirrer. Now we are going to far as to show Kim “being willing to move past the black baby nonissue” out of the kindness of her heart. Just another thing that has no shred of truth to it.
Tierra is beautiful and seems like a nice hard-working girl. I felt sorry for her telling her mother she was getting engaged and Sheree launches into a financial discussion and goes right into how horrible marriage can be. Did I miss where she said congratulations and I’m so happy for you? The again with Damon, talking about how ugly the divorce was. Guess whose fault that is Sheree? Then Sheree goes in on the kid talking about three carat rings. Good God in heaven.
Why does Cynthia only have a backbone when it comes to being a bitch to her sister? And why did Mal bring her suitcase into the building? Mal needs to just write Cynthia off until after the divorce. She’s done all she can do and she shouldn’t have to continue to be around Peter at this point.
How great was it to see Dwight? I love Dwight. Best gay ever on RHOA. Well, you know, out of the ones that are out.
Did Marlo really say that Niemans was holding the door open late for her? BWAHAHAHA. Lord have mercy.
The only scenes that seemed even marginally authentic this weekend were Kandi’s and SOME of Phaedra’s. Am I wrong?
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