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Okay, I have been getting info all weekend on RHOA casting which “officially” starts filming today. And I don’t like it one bit. I admit I post the tea faster when it is something I want to hear and try like hell to disprove it if it is something bad. This is bad. Like really bad.
The last RHOA casting scoop I had said that Nene, Kenya, Kandi and Cynthia were in and Claudia, Porsha, and Phaedra were on standby. Once Nene “left” I know we here at TamaraTattles were hoping that Claudia would come back. Well, that is not what I am hearing.
The thing about this very early casting tea is that things change all the time and nothing is set in stone. What I am hearing now is that the only people who seem completely safe are Kandi and Cynthia. What about Kenya you ask? Because I have asked that to everyone I know, and it seems that Kenya and PHAEDRA are in the same pot. Producers are worried about both of them having enough storyline to be a full time housewife. They are both going to film and decisions will be made in a few weeks as to what to do with them. I can’t imagine Kenya not coming back, ESPECIALLY with Nene gone, but this is the word on the street in both NYC and Atlanta. Continue reading
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So who buys a multimillion dollar house and then quits the job that is their primary source of income before the furniture is delivered? Nene Leakes would like for us to believe that it is her. It doesn’t make sense to me, but it is Nene we are talking about. I have been frantically trying to get in touch with my sources. So it may take me a bit to get the whole story.
But let me explain a few things that have been going on in the background. As I told you on my exclusive on June 9th that other sites are apparently calling their exclusive today, there are a LOT of casting changes possible for RHOA Season 8. I have NOT confirmed Kim Fields or any of the other three women being tested, nor have I confirmed that Claudia Jordan, Phaedra Parks or Porsha Williams are definitely out. I have confirmed that Nene, Kenya, Kandi and Cynthia were all offered contracts which I expected them to accept. Nene clearly did not sign hers yet. She may not like the terms. Or perhaps things with Gregg are not going as well as she likes to proclaim. Remember this season is supposed to be more focused on personal relationships. Or perhaps with the new women supposedly testing so well, the new production team decided Nene’s salary was not worth what she brings to the show anymore and they could pick up the new women for less money.
I did not jump on the bandwagon confirming any housewives departure and stated that testing was still ongoing and anything could happen. Claudia, Phaedra and Porsha were certainly on the bubble based on the information leaked to me about the other four women who were being tested. Whatever happened with Nene puts all sorts of possibilities back into play.
UNLESS, this is a ploy by Nene for more money. If it is she is playing a very dangerous game. That house is going to be hard to cool without a Bravo check. And if she has pissed off Bravo and the Road Trip with Kim Biermann thing is off the table, she is well and truly fucked. Time will tell. I am working on it as we speak.
Just getting caught up on some emails. According to the neighbors, Phaedra had the full glam squad at her house for about four hours yesterday preparing to go celebrate Porsha’s birthday with Nene. Jesus Christ. It wouldn’t take me four hours to get ready for a wedding. Five cars to bring her mama, the sitters and the glam squad. And this is what she came up with? I mean she looks pretty, but four hours? I guess they were sewing all that hair into her head.
This is the best Nene has ever looked. I love that outfit. It looks like she has long hair too. But I kind of wonder why Nene is hanging out with them…. makes me worry they are coming back. Why are they all camera ready?
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As you know Tamaratattles.com has been bothering RHOA sources for weeks regarding pickup letters. They went out VERY late this season as the new production team tries to figure out how to move forward. Production has been moving toward a more “housewifey” storyline for the upcoming season. Though Nene Leakes appears to come up with these ideas all on her own, what really happens according to my sources is she finds out the new plan and then goes on a talk show and says that is what she wants to happen. It’s quite ingenious actually.
So pickup letters were received yesterday. But this year, I don’t have complete information yet. This is what I know for sure. Kenya, Cynthia, Kandi and Nene are all receiving full contracts. Phaedra, Claudia and Porsha can be neither confirmed or denied at this point. My sources say that are all three unlikely to return. However, there may still be hope for Claudia fans. Claudia has been spotted with a new man so perhaps a new relationship will attract the interest of production? Just because she didn’t get a letter in the original batch, it doesn’t mean she is definitely out. Porsha is having her usual meltdown with production at this time. They tried to get rid of her two seasons ago and then the divorce happened. She has a history, according to tamaratattles.com sources of pulling stunts to get them to reconsider and they have reconsider in the past two seasons. Will she be able to pull out another miracle? I’m a bit shocked by Phaedra’s departure. Her tactic for staying on the show is appealing to Andy through her children. Andy seems to fall for this every time. But now that Apollo is not part of the package, it seems Phaedra is not as appealing to Andy. Phaedra’s lack of relationship to film may have done her in. Continue reading
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Okay, it’s finally time for part three of the RHOA. If you missed the other recaps you can catch them here. Just in time for Mother’s Day, Nene is going to decide she has issues with her mother abandoning her for the first time.
Nene and Peter
Nene begins screaming at top of her lungs that she never flirted with Peter. SCREAMING her lies as if that would make them true. Peter says that he and Nene have similar personalities just like Kenya and Apollo do. Um what? The Peter says that everyone owes Kenya an apology for calling her a whore for all these seasons. Peter says that he a Nene did not flirt. Peter says that Porsha has a reckless mouth saying he is cheating on his wife. He says if he is going to cheat on his wife, he is going to go hit something big, like J-Lo not waitresses. Oh well if I was Cynthia, I’d feel so much better. WTF. Peter?
Kandi and Todd
Time for more about Kandi’s marriage. Andy asks when the last time they had sex was. Two nights ago. Todd says the baby will happen soon. Andy gives condolences about Todd’s mother, Sharon dying. He tells the story of how he found out. He sent a neighbor in to check on her and she had a stroke. Gregg spoke at Todd’s mother’s funeral. Why? And Peter also came for the funeral. Nene tried everything she could to get to the funeral but she was in Cinderella at the time. Phaedra made a phone call to a funeral home for Todd. Todd is teary-eyed. Todd says that MJ’s TV apology was half-assed but she apologized more genuinely after Sharon died. Todd and Kandi fight about the prenup again. Apparently, Todd doesn’t wear his wedding ring and he has more than one ring to match each watch. That’s weird. More talk about how Kandi puts too much of the relationship on TV. Kandi says her boobs are bigger because she has gained weight and is taking steroids. Continue reading
Carlos King, another “friend” of Nene’s that is no longer.
I have some curious news, that I have not been sharing about RHOA. My sources are saying that the reason pickup letters have not gone out yet is because the show has not yet been picked up for another season. This is not normal. I do not think it means that we have seen the last of RHOA, despite the lower ratings this season, the viewership is high enough to pick up another season. I mean Vanderpump Rules has been picked up and their ratings were not close to RHOA’s ratings even at RHOA’s lowest point. I believe the hold up is related to production. With Carlos King leaving, whatever the real circumstances are, there are going to be a lot of changes to production. They may even be considering another production company all together. There were a lot of audio problems with the reunion, Bravo may decide to make a fresh start.
So, they can’t send out the pickup letters until all of that is resolved. However, NBCu Cable Upfronts are this week. The parties start tonight and the days are jam packed until Thursday. Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. is when the NBCu Cable Upfronts will happen. I assume they will announce the RHOA being picked up then. Three RHOA will be in attendance, Kenya, Kandi, and Nene. It seems those are the only three invited to upfronts. This means Phaedra, Claudia, and Cynthia are… not secure in their spots. It’s clear Bravo wants to shake the show up much like they did RHONY a few seasons ago (and we all saw how well that turned out.) Continue reading
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Kandi has a couple of things to say on her Bravo Blog this week. None of them are factual of course, but that’s what my purple pen is for, right? Let’s see if I can explain this.
Bravotv.com: Why didn’t you think Cynthia’s apology was genuine?
Phaedra Parks: There’s apologizing and then there is “apologizing.” In one breath Cynthia is telling me she is sorry, and in the next she is lobbing insulting remarks at me. If someone is truly sorry for what they have done or said, it is reflected in their actions. Saying the words “I am sorry” does not mean much if the disrespectful and nasty behavior continues. As a mother, wife, and purported professional, I think Cynthia should have been more responsible and thoughtful from the beginning.
So to review, Cynthia is on a television show where she is supposed to follow the storyline. The storyline is loosely based on the actual fact that your husband stole a bunch of money, some for Delta retirees, and is going to prison for a second stint.
As part of this storyline she was told some information via that husband through her husband concerning your alleged lack of faithfulness. Which she shared with the others on the show. And she apologized when you claimed your nonexistent feelings were hurt. So you talked trash about her husband and his businesses and Cynthia and her businesses and refused to accept her apology.
Are you really going to hold yourself out as an example of a business woman or a thoughtful person who considers the effect her words have on other mothers? Because that is just fucking hysterical.
Somebody needed a lift. Front and back.
Tamara Tattles can now exclusively report more information about the surgery Phaedra had when she allegedly asked for time off for personal time right after Apollo went to prison.
Well now, I just had the best source ever share with me a little something about this blind item that was revealed in an “Easter egg,” For those unclear, an Easter egg is something planted in a video game, or in this case a blog for fanatics of the game, movie, TV show to find that others will miss. It started with the Rocky Horror Picture Show when they went on an Easter Egg hunt and did not find all the eggs. The eggs showed up in later scenes in random places. Essentially, it is something left for you to find. On this blog, it happens in a link. There are no ads on this site related to links. So any link you click will take you to another post. Where a blind item may be revealed
Since y’all were a bit unfamiliar with the idea, last time I pointed to the Easter egg in that post ” Then Kenya ends with the fact that Phaedra took time off to have a boob job during filming ! , <<
Okay so now that you have had an egg hunting lesson, I was told by a source today that Phaedra had her plastic surgery in the Washington DC area while she was on her “grieving leave.” Allegedly. In exchange for her procedures with appear to be a breast surgery with body liposculture and a Brazilian butt lift. This surgical center actually specializes in Brazilian butt lifts. Continue reading
I didn’t realize until today that I missed the Blood Sweat & Heels episode last week because they stuck Watch What Happens Live on the end of the reunion messing up my DVR schedule. I already have two shows taping at 10. I hate when Andy tacks WWHL on where it doesn’t belong.
We start this episode of the reunion with Andy bringing up the challenge on the last reunion about donating $20,000 to the Detroit Public Schools Foundation. Kenya did as she said she would and Nene did not. Nene says she will do it when she gets ready. Kenya says that really gets under her skin. She talks about being such a rich bitch with all of this extra money but she wants to be petty when it comes to a charitable donation for children. Nene says that she feels like Kenya is trying to “make a mockery out of it.” Nene questions, “Who puts their check on social media?” Um how about someone who was challenged to make the donation on national television. A better question is why would a person claim they were going to write a check for 20K and challenge a colleague to MATCH it, and then never write the check even after the colleague did match it? Nene goes on the “she is right!” trip she has been on for the whole reunion.
Next we discuss, “the new Cynthia.” Someone asks Phaedra about her vicious comments about Cynthia having bills and legal cases all over Atlanta and they ask why she would say such personal and vicious things. Phaedra says it is because Cynthia was spreading rumors about Mr. Chocolate at a time when she was most vulnerable Girl, please. It was your husband who was spreading those rumors and Cynthia brought them to you. She is not your BFF, she had no bond to you to prevent her from discussing what Apollo was saying with whomever she pleased. Cynthia says Phaedra could haves squashed it am moved on just like she did with Nene when she called her a “head doctor.” Phaedra forgave Nene because she apologized. LOL. Naw, Phaedra overlooked Nene’s jabs at her because they both needed some backup this season. Cynthia says she apologized in the Philippines and it was not accepted. Phaedra somehow goes on to say how many jobs she has. Again. Where are these jobs? Has anyone seen them? And how does she do them all when she is flying around to churches trying to sell her etiquette book and passing the love offering plate? Allegedly. Hell even her charities are suspect according to those in attendance at the last one. Continue reading
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Kandi reads Nene
First of all I LOVE LOVE LOVE that they started with behind the scenes footage of all the women getting spackled and spit shined while Andy Cohen wanders around watching it. Andy mocks Phaedra’s GIGANTIC eyelashes. Everyone is in white and Nene is unsuccessfully trying to channel Olivia Pope. Just moments into the previews, I can see that once again my source was golden. Should I just wait patiently for all the Nenetards and Porsha Stans to apologize for doubting me?
Everyone goes in on Nene, Phaedra and Porsha and reads them for filth. If I didn’t have to blog this ish I’d be over on CNN watching Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown. There is like some kind of director’s cut at 8pm from last season and the premiere is at 9 for season 5 in Korea. I’m taping the second run later.
The hotel they always do this at, not only let them back after the police had to be called TWICE last time. But, they have decked it out in a zen themed set. That is new and I could not for the life of me figure out where they were. But it’s the same room they always use.
Andy starts sucking Nene’s asshole right away talking about her “big ass house.” I suppose you have to be from Atlanta to know what a poor choice of homes that one was. Regardless, anilingus appears to be Andy’s favorite position with Nene. Andy asks how it compares to Chateau Sheree. Nene says, well it is built and it is mine. Point Nene. I love when Andy brings up Chateau Sheree because it draws traffic to my NUMEROUS posts about Sheree Whitfield’s construction site. And yes, it remains INCOMPLETE. Just like Ilanya Vanzant’s assessment of Sheree’s Life. And Patti Stanger’s view of Sheree. Who essentially called her unmatchable. None of the ladies seemed pleased by Nene’s new home. Even Phaedra joined the collection of stank faces. Continue reading
I had planned to trek all the way to Lawrenceville this morning, but between the threatening weather, the need to go during morning rush hour and my general distaste for venturing into THE WORLD, I opted not to go. As I reported last month here, this was the day for Angela Stanton’s hearing on her motion for summary judgment on Parks original complaint. I was very hopeful that this whole mess would be over after two and a half years and the judge would find in Stanton’s favor.
My hope was based on the fact that Parks’ motion for summary judgment against Stanton’s countersuit was denied without a hearing and the judge was making some decisions, like requiring Phaedra to sit for another deposition, that were in Angela’s favor. Continue reading
The final regular episode is finally here! That means, what 122 more episodes of reunions and lost footage? At the end of tonight’s episode you will see a teaser for the reunion and all the ladies are in white dresses. Nene of course has a meltdown at the mention of her mother and has to be practically carried off by the shrink. Clearly, the problem with all of these women is their mamas didn’t hug them enough and they had to get attention elsewhere.
Peter and Cynthia are packing up Bar One. It’s sad to see it closing up. They take down the giant canvas of Cynthia to move to the new location on Auburn Avenue.
Peter takes Cynthia to see another rental property near the new bar. It’s for Peter’s Brew, his Jamaican coffee line. It’s cute, small and not very expensive. Cynthia is a bit pissy because her rented it without consulting her. Cynthia says they don’t need to be dividing their energy away from Bar One.
Then Apollo calls Peter’s cell phone. Apollo is for some reason calling Apollo to talk about visitation with the boys. Um, Why? Oh yeah. Storyline. Apollo thinks that he may be reassigned closer to Atlanta. That won’t happen.
Peter asks Apollo if he is aware Phaedra filed for divorce. It’s my understanding that she has NOT filed for divorce.
We are treated to a scene with Phaera making cookies with the boys. The exterior shots, at the very least were filmed after production with everyone else was over. I can tell this because the gray trim on the house is up. The family is all decked out in red. Phaedra hasn’t taken the kids to the jail because she says that there are special rules for kids and infants. I’ve notice a trend lately where children are “infants” for a very long time. Phaedra is full of excuses for not taking the boys to Kentucky. It’s too far. It’s too complicated. The kids are too little. What if one of them has to pee? There is no place to change Dylan’s diaper. They may resent having to visit their father in prison. Continue reading