It’s Fashion Week in NYC (Is it me or does it seem like it’s fashion week every other week somewhere?) and Nene Leakes not only walked in a show, she was the closing model! I believe all the models were actors from recent Broadway shows. The designer for the women’s collection was Malan Breton. (Who?)
At one point there were fourteen men in nothing but underwear in two lines behind Nene. Why? Who knows.
I keep meaning to update you on Nene Leakes. I did a bit of that in the open forum this weekend with the photoshopped pictures and their subsequent removal, but today I was sent another photo that reminds me of a story I’m not sure I have addressed.
Nene has gotten herself sucked into a Multilevel Marketing (MLM) situation. MLMs in my opinion are kissing cousins to Pyramid Scams. They are legalish now and work kind of like Tupperware. I use this example since I sold Tupperware (I believe it was my senor year of highschool) and there were these big, frenzied meetings with nothing but hyperactive women screaming about financial success and chanting positive affirmations. There was free food, drink and plenty of excitement and free Tupperware (quickly hijacked by my mother). I only went once or twice. If my hazy memory serves me correctly, an “older man’s” (some kid who had already graduated ) was a Grand PooBah of Tupperware and was the person in charge at these huge functions. That’s actually how I got involved. #TheThingsWeDoToLandAMan
So anyway, the Stormy girl, (pictured left) is one of the success stories on her MLM which …I really don’t get what it is all about…I do remember seeing several videos of them preparing for all this. They have some sort of tea they want Nene to push on Instagram instead of the one all the other housewives pretend to drink. I also saw Nene drinking a lot of something out of a Moscow mule type cup and she appeared quite toasty before her speaking appearance yesterday afternoon at the MLM meeting. RHOM’s Marysol Patton was there to support Nene as these two have been spending a lot of time together in Miami. Alexia Echevarria came to the event to keep Marysol company. Continue reading
Lisa Rinna was trying on dresses this week. It’s about time for filming the opening of RHOBH so many are guessing this is what she is wearing. This gold number was custom-made for her by Sergio Hudson. I kind of love it so I wanted to share it with you and get your thoughts.
Also, I know you guys keep telling me differently, but I have seen no signs that Eileen is filming with RHOBH. I have seen Rinna and Eileen on a hike recently that might have been filmed but I have not seen Eileen with any of the housewives other than Rinna which makes me think she is probably an FOH this season. Also, it’s almost time to select the season seven taglines. I was hoping you guys could offer some suggestions for the RHOBH!
When it comes to RHOA, Ex-housewife, Nene has been insanely busy. She has only been in Atlanta briefly where she was advising someone on a multilevel marketing scheme. They were trying to pull her into that. That is the last refuge of the broke. For her sake, she needs to walk away from that faster than a senior citizen at a time share presentation circa 1984. She has been spending a LOT of time in Miami. Enough to make me have wishful thoughts that they will resurrect RHOM with Nene on it. That is just my wishful thinking though, I loved that franchise. She recently hosted a party in LA for the owner of the Abbey. She has stand up gigs in NYC and Chicago this month. That’s a huge step after starting out in Charlotte, North Carolina. The woman is still hustling. Also, To Tell The Truth was picked up for another run to be aired next summer. No word if she has been asked to return, but I expect she will be. She had good chemistry with the other regulars from what I observed. Continue reading
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According to Daily Mail Linnethia Monique Leakes, was hit with a Federal Tax Lien on July 22 in Georgia court. The IRS wants a total of $824,366.01 in back taxes for the year 2014, according to court documents. How could she possibly owe that much in taxes? Well, in 2014 she was paid well under a million dollars by RHOA, but also received a six figure income from DWTS where she placed seventh on the show. She also had income from her role on Cinderella that year and got an advance on her clothing line which also began in 2014. And she did a few other paid appearances and sold a bunch of t-shirts and crap. In nearly every one of those instances, Nene was paid as an independent contractor which means she got the checks with no taxes taken out and received a copy of the 1099 which was sent to the IRS by the employers. I guess she thought she just didn’t need to file taxes.
According to my calculations, using the tax amount as the known variable, Nene make approximately $2.1 million in 2014 and did not file a tax return. She did buy that giant house where she never lives. And the IRS is grateful for that, because they have placed a lien on the property.
According to the lien, it looks like she has ten years to refile. But I would not count on that. The IRS will be quite unhappy with the lack of filings and will now look into her previous and future years very closely. Something tells me this was not a one time thing.
It’s been over a year since Nene Leakes bought her new house in Atlanta. There has been a lot of discussion since the move about her lack of furniture. She even got really pissed off while on The View when someone asked where her furniture was during her appearance. Nene was claiming for a while that she was going to be a furniture designer and sell her own line of furniture. You really should click on that link, it’s a great post if I do say so myself. And as usual I was right, there is and never was a furniture line.
Someone has been sending me lots of Nene related interviews lately. It seems as though Larry King has taken his cancelled TV show to the Internet and one of the people he has interviewed was Nene. When she was asked what she liked best about being famous, she said, “The perks.” Even though she is still striving to receive some perks.
Leave it to Nene to find a way to get free furniture, at least for one room.
Last night I was trying to check in on the crazy in the world via Google News. While I was there, feeding my anxiety, I happened to see a major story in the Entertainment section where the title suggested that Cynthia Bailey was leaving RHOA. As exhausted as I was, I went to see what the heck that was all about. Cynthia just bought a lake house. Cynthia is currently filming. This post makes no sense. Who is the source of this story? Imagine my surprise when the source is….ME! Wait whut? When did I say that?
Apparently, when I said that Cynthia was likely to relocate to LA or NYC sooner than you might think, someone interpreted it as me saying she was leaving the show. From there the story spread like wildfire. The good news is that the major sites all linked to me. The bad news is the story is based on someone reading more into the story than was there. So now I am trending on Facebook. For something that I never said. This doesn’t really bother me, because at least they are linking to me. I wish it was for my Nene news, but I’ll take it.
What bothers me is that my BIG NEWS which I did break exclusively, that Nene doesn’t have a contract with RHOA, was stolen by TMZ. They seemed to make things up surrounding my major points that just were not true and then say they got it from “a source”. I went through a long period where TMZ was stealing my stuff and used to say “Read here first, watch for it on TMZ tomorrow.” That is annoying.