So y’all know I get in a bad headspace sometimes. There is something going on the universe, as ‘rica would say. The ghetto is very restless. I am what I call, “in the hole.” Which means lots of very self destructive behavior and self medication. Apparently there is a knife wielding man in my neighborhood whose girlfriend attempted to flee to my house. I don’t open my door to NO BOD EE. EVER if I don’t know you. I accidently ran into one of my lawn guys at the beer store who convinced me to let him clean up my yard. He told me her whole story after she TRIED TO OPEN MY DOOR.
I just want to pull the covers over my head. But I want you to have a place to talk about tonight’s RHOA despite my lack of ability to recap it.
Plus I already know what is going to be y’alls big ass deal of the week. Y’all are WAY more into WORDS than I am. I was raised with the “sticks and stones” philosophy. I’ve been called every name in the book. My teachers thought it was fascinating that I was raised in Libya, so they always included it in my introductions on the first day. This inevitably resulted in me being deemed the “sand nigger.” Sadly, by that point in my young life that was the least of my fucking problems. I could give a shit about words.. I bring this up to say that someone said something about Nene Leakes presenting herself as a “coon show” and the PC police most all of whom I suspect to be white, having some sort of hissy fit. Do not tell me what to moderate. I am generally aware of what is posted on my blog. I have said NUMEROUS times myself that Nene Leakes is pure coonery and buffoonery for Bravo and NBCUniversal. It is what it is. Continue reading
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Sorry, I am just out of it today, I was up when the sun came up, exhausted and brain dead and just could not go to bed. Thank you all so much for hitting the tip jar yesterday I don’t want to forget anyone. I’m having tech issues and really need to get out and buy a new laptop. Life just seems overwhelming at the moment,
Anyway, Nene is on Kimmel so I am watching. Okay she is the last guest and I am exhausted so I am going to make this quick. She strutted out in an all crème/white outfit looking good! Nene immediately addresses her “exotic dance” experience and says she has soul so she is going to bring it. Nene is already attacking the front runners who are clearly the not one but TWO gold medal winning Olympic ice dancers. She says she has soul and they don’t. Nene is already trash talking. SIGH. I don’t think anyone in the mix to win even knows she is on the show. She says she is training four hours a day… hmmm six is the norm… My TV cut out and when it came back she was talking about the potential to switch and talking about Max. I don’t think she has to worry about America pairing Nene with Max. Continue reading
UPDATE: I just wanted to clear something up that I am clearing up now while sifting through the day’s comments. I do not think Nene is lazy AT ALL. I think she has been one of the best hustlers of “her brand” on any housewives show. This is another example of her people hustling for her… she is great at HUSTLING GREAT OPPORTUNITIES. She is even better at fucking them up. She is also a quitter when things get tough. And DWTS is fucking HARD. Like BOOT CAMP hard. Nene does not have that level of physical endurance. This will be the death of her career. It’s like me saying I am going to sign up for Navy Seal BUD/S training to defend you all from evil. She’s going to ring out. That’s all I am saying.
We’ve heard the rumors, likely leaked by Nene herself, that Nene is going to be on Dancing With The Stars, and this morning my email inbox was full of readers of TamaraTattles.com lamenting the official announcement. I for one am thrilled that Nene has been asked to be on DWTS! This is the best career ending move we could have hoped for, y’all! Now we just need to start a pool to see how long she hangs in there before she ”drops out for medical reasons!”
I think the current record is one week of practice and never even appearing on the show, held by Vincent Pastore of the Sopranos. Vincent just copped to it being to tough within the first week of rehearsals and never saw a single episode. Will Nene Leakes make it farther than Vincent Pastore?
Well, let’s see how Nene performs under difficult filming circumstances. As Dr. Phil says, “Past behavior is the best indicator of future behavior.” Continue reading
If you haven’t been over to read Kenya’s Real Housewives of Atlanta blog you probably should. It’s a bit lengthy for those with short attention spans, but it’s well-written and makes a lot of good points. If you would to just read my thoughts on the blog, here are five bulleted points that came to my mind as I read her blog.
- Nene cannot give or receive an apology. Kenya has apologized to Nene for “her part” in the Pajama Brawl on numerous occasions, despite being treated rudely by Nene from the moment she arrived. AND despite the fact that a lot of us don’t think she did anything to apologize for and was merely sticking up for herself when being attacked by a man! Nene on the other hand ranted at her guests like a caged animal and continues to deny any blame for what happened. Continue reading
Apologies in advance if the recaps come out a little slower tonight. I’m having laptop issues on my end and using a temporary keyboard I am not used to. We start tonight with one of those staged husband and wife scenes where Nene and Gregg recount for the cameras the previous nights events. Let me just start by saying that Nene is telling it all wrong.
This “she said,she said” that happened last week about the event being to “honor Nene.” Is manufactured. Kenya held a charity event and selected a charity that Nene claims involvement with as a way to smooth things over with Nene. She did not use Nene’s name to invite people to the event. She selected a charity that Nene claims to support in an attempt to placate Nene after the whole Pajama Brawl situation. Nene made herself look stupid. No one else had a hand in that. A simple, “Thank you all for coming out for this worthy cause. I hope you will all consider making a donation to one of my favorite charities.” would have sufficed. Now Nene is trying to say she was bullied into attending the ball. Continue reading
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Apparently, Kandi and Mama Joyce and Todd were on yesterday. Mama Joyce continued to lay into Todd, Kandi was crying and they are all still talking about it today. Apparently, Whoopi told Mama Joyce to mind her own business and have a seat. I have to wonder if any of this is real. Why would you go on national TV with your mother and your boyfriend when you know full good and well your mama is going to trash your man. On the other hand, why would you allow it as a fake storyline either? RHOA is just a hot mess these days.
By the way the Friday shows are the View are filmed after the Thursday shows on Thursday so it is likely that Nene ran into Kandi and Todd and Mama Joyce backstage.
They start with Nene’s crappy speech at the charity ball. She is wearing a black cocktail dress and her Johnny Tremain/ George Washington with that seems even bigger than usual. Sherri starts by asking her opinion on Mama Joyce and the whole Kandi situation. Sherri ass what she has to say about that situation, Nene says, “Nothing.” Oh so it is going to be one of those “interviews.” Sherri ass again if she thinks Mama Joyce should let Kandi make her mistakes. Nene says, “She should let Kandi make her mistakes.” Why is everyone so sure Kandi is making a mistake? Continue reading
I really don’t want to make this post. But I will because people who try to seek “fame” in general make me wonder if their mama didn’t hug them enough. The older I get, the more I take a self inventory. The past few days have in fact wiped me out as I did that. I won’t over share for once, other than to say, I have been in some negotiations for my services lately and I acted like a total jackass during those negotiations. As a result, I was forced to take inventory of myself and why I react the way I do in certain situations. I’ve had a painful few days where I acted like an asshat in my professional arena, and have tried to grow as a person with the help of some much needed therapeutic assistance. My therapist’s advice was essentially to learn from your mistakes and try not to make them in the future. Please deposit $180 in my tip jar for that So advice. Fine. I paraphrase. $18 will do. lol. These are the jokes people. Sort of. But I share that because I think it relates to this story.
I am growing tired of people posting in the OTHER Saving Our Daughters post comments “Didja hear they are not a real charity?” Yes. Yes. I did both in comments HERE and HERE! So I am updating y’all on what we know. I am changing to purple font at this point.
Despite the HUGE spotlight placed on Curtis Benjamin and his “charity” the site continues to portray themselves as :
Our Vision / Approach: Saving Our Daughters is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose philosophy is to build a movement that begins with experiential literacy and effortlessly flows into recurring civil actions (words and actions). Continue reading
Saving Our Daughters, the charity mentioned as the beneficiary for Kenya Moore’s charity event has issued a rather lengthy statement regarding the events surrounding their involvement or lack there of in the Masquerade Ball depicted on last Sunday night’s RHOA.
In their statement they state that they did not receive any of the proceeds from the event. However they did receive a $500 contribution toward their Christmas fund.
I will include the entire statement by Saving Our Daughters after the jump. Continue reading
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I remember last season, or maybe it was the season before thinking that Nene Leakes had a great public relations team. She was getting lots of interview opportunities and was handling them well. Her team had gone to great lengths to coach her on what to say, and what not to say. She was dressing better. Her ego seemed to be in check. I was impressed.
All that seemed to change when her brief Hollywood stint came to a close. Did Ryan Murphy hire all of those people to keep her in line? Because lately she seems to be in total meltdown mode. She is on such a self-destructive rampage lately, I am not sure she can come back from this one. Sure, every year as contract time with Bravo approaches she starts screaming about there not being a show without her. But this year, it’s liable to be the death of her reality career. And there doesn’t seem to be a PR team in sight to get her in line. We all know Gregg is afraid to open his mouth.
Nene has posted her blog about this episode on her personal blog as well as on the Bravo site. Let’s take a gander at it. Continue reading
We begin tonight’s episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta at the J Spot! Girl, Miss Lawrence sure did get lucky with Bravo. He has been promoting his salon and hair services for many seasons and they frequently film at his store. Then he lands Fashion Queens?! He’s probably making more coin than some of the actual housewives! Tonight Marlo is in the salon getting her weave ironed. I cannot believe Bravo let our favorite felon back on the show. But lately, there are almost more people with federal charges pending than housewives with a clear record! I wonder if this is before or after the event where Nene tried to get Marlo arrested for assault? I sure hope they air that scene before the season ends! Nene was throwing a flinger!
Anyway, tonight Kenya is hosting a charity ball and Marlo is invited. The two ladies meet up at the J-Spot to have some girl talk. Kenya tells Miss Lawrence and Marlo the scoop on pajama brawl. They discuss their previous battles with Nene, and Kenya explains she is going to hold a fancy charity ball to raise money for Nene’s Favorite charity in order to get back in her good graces. Does Kenya not know that Nene’s favorite charity is Nene’s Louboutin Fund? I think she overestimates Nene’s ability to be charitable. I’m just saying.
Kandi is holding auditions for her play which by all accounts did very well on it’s Atlanta run despite the hilarious things we have seen in the casting call scenes. I assure you, most of those people do not represent the talent that Atlanta has to offer. It’s time for Porsha’s audition for the role of Kandi’s character’s younger sister, Jada. Porsha could not be bothered to memorize her lines, nor could she be arsed to cold read them as written. Her voice was up about three octaves and she spoke in a valley girl voice. She sang “His Eye is On the Sparrow” in a way over the top way. However, I think with a little coaching from Kandi, she would be alright in this small role. Continue reading
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Nene Leakes has been having a really bad couple of weeks. However, for Valentine’s Day she has grabbed her boo, Gregg and flown down to Miami. The couple escaped the still slushy streets of Atlanta for sunshine and temperatures heading toward 80 degrees this week. The lovebirds were seen just over and hour ago having a romantic dinner at Prime 112 a luxury steak house located on Ocean Drive in the old Brown’s Hotel building. The area is known as the area the paparazzi like to swarm, like the Mr. Chow’s of Miami as far as getting photographed goes. So while taking a little time at the beach and clearing one’s head sounds like just what the doctor ordered for Mrs. Leakes, she just can’t help but romp through a throng or two of paparazzi first. Here today, TMZ tomorrow…Happy Valentines Day Gregg and Nene!
I told y’all in the last recap of Real Housewives of Atlanta that Nene Leakes was going to blow a gasket over Kenya Moore’s commercial/interview with Regina Hall about the movie, About Last Night. Kenya looked fabulous and interviewed Regina like a pro. Kevin Hart was there too and even used the phrase “Gone With The Wind Fabulous.” I have to hand it to Kenya, that was a priceless way to throw shade at Nene’s unapologetic dismissal from Hollywood. Add to that the fact that Nene would give her eye, fake, blinding white, Chiclet teeth for a talk show despite being functionally illiterate, and Kenya’s ease in a talk show setting. I knew she was going to lose her mind.
What I did not expect, and did not see coming was that Nene would not be able to handle the backlash from her Pillow Talk debacle. To be fair, I don’t believe for a minute that this idea originated as a game that Nene and Gregg play at night. We all know she keeps Gregg chained in the basement or scrubbing floors. This highly scripted game was the brain child of True Entertainment. Carlos King, one of the executive producers of RHOA has known Nene for a long time. Nene has attempted to sufficiently suck up to him to avoid any really terrible edits in the last few years. Until the Pajama Brawl script came along. Nene has been worried about Kenya Moore stealing her shine since she arrived and I truly think the fact that it is happening now is a result of Nene’s lack of confidence in herself (loud does not mean confident, quite the contrary) that resulted in a self-fulfilling prophecy. Now that her worst nightmare is coming true, she can’t handle it. Continue reading