I have a fresh pot of EXCLUSIVELY SOURCED RHOA in dribs and drabs and the time has come to share it with you. Please use only excerpts and include a clear link to TamaraTattles.com when reporting on this story! Thanks for your professionalism!
In a nutshell, filming has been weird. I am not sure what it all means. Let’s start with Phaedra. Far from the rumored “leave of absence” Phaedra has been filming a good deal. She’s filmed with Apollo in Chastain Park the day before she arrived late to Cynthia’s Essence party only to leave when she realized Apollo was there. That seems more and more like planned drama because contrary to before Apollo was sentenced and before RHOA filming began when the two love birds were all touring the country separately, they are currently both back in the house, and filmed a scene in the house yesterday. Phaedra has also filmed with Cynthia that I know of. Fun Phaedra fact: Phaedra lives in a Cul de Sac in a nice part of Atlanta proper. It’s not a gated community but it is rather secured and has a low crime rate if you take Apollo out of the equation. Last week, Phaedra from some reason decided she wanted to fence the front yard and add an electronic keypad entry gate for the driveway. The neighbors were a bit perplexed by that decision. They were even more confused when the work crew failed to locate the water and electric before digging. And they hit the water line. To make matters worse, no one was home when this happened. Continue reading
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One of the downsides of having your own website, is that it takes a lot of work and consumes all of your time. It keeps me from reading other blogs that I used to really enjoy, like StraightFromtheA. Michelle is a great source of RHOA tea because she is very active in the ATL social life and runs in the same circles as a few of the housewives. Phaedra in particular. Because of her friendliness with Phaedra, Atlien has been fairly mum on the unfortunate position that Phaedra is currently facing. She did however post recently about a party to celebrate Cynthia’s spread in Ebony Magazine, that she attended. She is also the source for the numerous reports you guys a have sent me (thanks!) about Phaedra “taking a leave of absence” from filming RHOA. If you had told me that the story was coming from Atlien I would have investigated sooner. I’ve drilled down all the tea. Grab a snack and get ready for this because there is a lot to cover. And for me the Phaedra stuff is a mere side order.
I am continuing to research and am not sure where to start. First of all, the party was held on July 17th at Bar One to celebrate Cynthia Bailey’s Ebony Magazine spread. All of the former housewives were there except three. According to Atlien, Phaedra was en route when she was tipped off that Apollo was there. She opted not to show up. It is interesting that production would not alert Phaedra to the fact that her soon to be ex husband would be at the event.
As you recall, I exclusively reported that the previous day, July 16th, Apollo, Phaedra and the boys were filming in Chastain Park. They arrived in separate cars, even the boys and the nanny had their own car. It sounded like a supervised visitation sort of thing to me. I speculated that it would be the Phaedra and Apollo breakup scene. Perhaps she presented the divorce papers. There have been reports of Phaedra filing for divorce this week. I found nothing on the website to substantiate that claim. However, it is obvious that will be happening. My spies in Phaedra’s neighborhood say they haven’t seen Apollo at the house in quite some time. She’s done with him. This is not news. Continue reading
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Okay, it’s time for two long hours of Kandi’s wedding. The Bravo Buffoonery continues with Bravo adding two minutes to the DVR in front of the show and two minutes behind. WTF? We begin at the rehearsal dinner and none of the grooms or groomsmen are there. Kandi calls Todd and they argue on the phone while the dinner guests gossip. Kandi looks like a major fool. I’m not sure I can do two hours of this tomfoolery. Mama Joyce and Kandi speak their family language discussing the pre-nup. We need subtitles. Apollo tells Todd this is partly his fault. I’ve said it many times Kandi had no business marrying today. She doesn’t understand that marriage is a partnership. If she doesn’t want to go into a business arrangement with Todd, she had no business marrying him. Marriage is a business deal. Many of Todd’s groomsmen tell Todd not to sign it.
Mama Joyce goes to Kandi’s dad to get him to tell Kandi not to get married without the pre-nup. Mama Joyce is gloating in her talking heads. Todd, you need to run! RUN NOW! Save yourself, Todd! Todd’s mom says they need to due a post-nup and get this stuff straightened out. Todd tells the boys he can’t live without Kandi. Yes you can, Todd. Yes.You.Can.
Todd goes over to the house to fix things with Kandi. Todd says if she fixes the 30 day thing and the will issue then they can move forward. Kandi agrees. Fun fact: Stephanie Casteel was one of Sheree’s lawyers that she used to set up her shell LLC. She had to testify in court that Sheree had some sort of ownership of the Chateau. Stephanie is super nice. I hope she eventually got paid. But I doubt it. Allegedly.
Todd has a 17-year-old daughter? Is this news? I don’t recall knowing this info. Is that his only daughter? I thought he had one closer to Riley’s age. Oh! I think we all thought one of Riley’s play dates was his daughter once. That must be the source of my confusion.
The bridesmaids are getting ready. Tasia brought a back up dress because no one has been fitted by Reco and they still don’t have dresses. Kandi had programs for her wedding. This is a new thing, I reckon. I think my nephew had one at his wedding. I seem to recall the whole foot-washing thing being on there.
Kandi is prettier without make-up in my opinion. Continue reading
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Will you accept this peach?
Someone needs to come and grab Nene and Porsha’s Peaches so we can get to filming RHOA! Since that hasn’t happened yet, filming will not begin until July. Except for Nene. More signs are pointing to Nene’s limited appearances on the next season of RHOA being filmed very soon in Las Vegas. My source indicated that production is gearing up for a Vegas trip to the porn circus know as Zumanity! As I mentioned before, Nene will be taking over for the regular Mistress of Ceremonies, a drag queen named Edie from June 27th to July 1st. There have been two permanent actors playing the Mistress of Sensuality in the ten-year run of the show, both have been drag queens. Nene appears to be guest starring while “Edie” takes a vacation. The show has two performances per night one at 7:30 and one at 10:00 for five days straight. The finale is always an orgy. I doubt they will allow much filming of the actual production, but I expect a lot of backstage and other scripted scenes on the strip. Continue reading
Who can forget this lovely scene? Where the lovely Kenya tries to explain to Porsha that she is too dumb to realize she is being used?
Oh My! That Bullhorn is soo scary and threatening! Must use fistisses!
I am terrible about keeping secrets from you guys. I am officially drunk posting. My Bravo sources tell me that on Friday “Pick up Letters were sent.” Remember when I explained how Bravo contracts work…?
Okay so I have heard from a legit source that Nene and Porsha are relegated to possible FRIENDS of the housewives. Yes, Porsha was fired, but all the controversy led Andy to maybe, possibly let her come back in a Marlo capacity just for shits, giggles and ratings. Continue reading
Okay. There are a few things that I am being asked a lot this week and another thing I wanted to address with you guys and this is the best way for me to do it. I’ll start with the questions.
The most frequent one I get is, “Why is so and so reporting that Porsha is coming back to RHOA? I thought you said she was fired?”
My source who I trust told me that Porsha was sent home from the reunion and would not be returning to Bravo. I still believe that to be the case. I do have some additional information, but I am holding on to that a bit longer. Here is why you are hearing many rumors now, that are all just that, rumors. If this is your first season of reading blogs about the franchise, this is how it works. Sometimes I assume you have information that it is in my head that you can’t be expected to know. Continue reading
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Sorry, I just sort of love this pic…. ShadeByAndy
Andy starts with the reunion and asks her if she watched the reunion. She said she did. Then he asks an interesting question, Has she spoken to the other women since the reunion? You know, like Nene and Phaedra the one’s that got you in this mess? She says she spoke to Phaedra the next day, and Nene a couple times and Kandi. Which leads me to believe that Kandi was in on the plot. I’m not that surprised. I figured Kandi knew but just chose to not really participate. She says Phaedra was really upset because these girls have been her friends for two years now. BWAHAHAHAHHAHAH. Excuse me. Phaedra was upset that Porsha “got out of character like that” and that she let Kenya win. Porsha has already been more coached than she was. She is sorry that she reacted that way but mostly she is sorry that she “gave Kenya the power” to make her do something like that.
Andy asked about the props. Porsha said if it were not for the props she would have not reacted that way. Andy points out that Porsha talked about Kenya’s vagina and called her a whore from the 90s. Porsha said, she was just trying to let Kenya know that things were escalating. Um, yes, dipshit, you were escalating them. What pisses me off is that once again, WWHL was packaged in the DVR with the reunion, so this will seem like a show with very high ratings just like the fake ratings for Nene. Next week, even if they package Kenya in with the lost footage episode, Kenya’s WWHL will not get this kind of rating. This show will beat Nene’s because of Apollo and Porsha’s criminal actions. Andy says he regrets not taking the bullhorn away. Oh for the love of GOD. He loved it at the time. He loved the scepter.
Andy asks if she apologizes to Kenya. She says she thinks there may be a point where they can apologize to each other. I am not sure I can even get through this show this is so ridiculous. Porsha has no remorse. None. OMG This is unbelievable. Kenya needs to take a good hard look in the mirror? That sounds like something someone has been telling Porsha. Continue reading
Oh My! That Bullhorn is soo scary and threatening! Must use fistisses!
Andy starts by saying that both Nene and Kenya are six feet tall outspoken women who are used to running the show. It was the battle of the Titans this season and neither wanted to give up the crown. Nene sure does like to talk about what a good friend she WAS to people. She WAS a good friend to Marlo. She WAS a good friend to Cynthia. She WAS a good friend to Kim. She WAS a good friend to Dwight. She WAS a good friend that broke one tryna build Neverland. She seems to blame Kenya for her blow up with Marlo at the Bailey Bowl. Kenya had the nerve to keep bringing Marlo around when she did not want to speak to Marlo. None of the other girls wanted to be around Marlo except Kenya. Hmmmm, maybe because Marlo has mugshots for assaulting some woman? You know, just like Porsha does now.
Kenya says the real issue is that Nene wants to control everyone around her. She wanted to control Marlo and Cynthia. She is nothing but a dictator. Kenya reads a text from Nene to Marlo that said that once Marlo decided to film with Kenya, then that is your choice and that is where you need to stay. Kenya says she also pulled Cynthia into the situation having Cynthia be on a three way phone conversation with Nene and Marlo where Nene again told Marlo not to film with Kenya. Wow. Nene is terrified Kenya is going to steal her shine. Nene says she should ask Cynthia why Nene and Marlo are not friends anymore. In her version, Kenya wants to be in the middle of it. Now, I agree that Kenya wants to be right in the middle of the pot twirling it up, but Nene you just admitted to two separate times that you told your friend Marlo to stay away from Kenya. Bye Felicia, indeed.
Cynthia says that the relationship with Nene and Marlo was strained before Kenya came along. Cynthia also says that if you are going to shoot with Kenya you can’t shoot with me. I just can’t understand why Nene thinks she gets to decide who people shoot with. Hell, one season they flew Kandi down to Miami to shoot with Nene because no one else wanted to shoot with her at all. Continue reading
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So Porsha has been all over creation talking about how she is a victim this past week. Which is kind of ironic considering she tried to say Kenya was playing the victim card right before she assaulted and battered her. She’s also (probably falsely) accusing Kordell of being physically abusive during their marriage. Today Kordell made a statement through his publicist stating he is upset by Porsha’s false allegations. He says there has never been any accusation before during or after the divorce regarding abuse. In fact everything in the documents support the fact he was a kind and supportive husband. Continue reading
So still waiting for Porsha to do her interview. Sherri and Jenny are doing some sort of hot topics schtick. When they start talking about Nene getting voted off of DWTS, Nene and Tony walk out to surprise Sherri. She squeals like a stuck pig and acts like she has seen Jesus appear on the set. It’s ridiculous.
Sherri asks Nene what she learned on the show. Nene says that she learned that hard work pays off. She talks about her work ethic. They don’t even give her a seat. Next up, Porsha…
Sherri says that Kenya and Porsha have been arguing for two seasons, what was it about that moment that caused her to get physical. Porsha’s answer is, “Right, and a good example of that is last season, I went to the reunion and at that time I was going through a divorce. And um, well it was right before.” See?Lying already, you were not going through a divorce during the last reunion. Continue reading
Okay, the first fifteen minutes of the second part of reunion were so jam packed, they have their own post here. For the remainder of the reunion, I am going to try to just hit some of the highlights, or low lights as they will likely be. I just could not get over the defensiveness of the ring leaders of the attack on Kenya in the first part of the reunion and wanted to make sure I got it all down.
One thing for sure is that Andy is having a hard time getting back into a playful groove with the ladies on the reunion. He seems way more serious than he usually does on reunions.
Andy is going in on Phaedra! When we return from break he says to her, “That night both head doctor and dick surgeon were trending on Twitter, how did that make you feel?” Phaedra says “At the end of the day (drink) I know that that’s never been a rumor, so I knew that it wasn’t the truth. And I mean, what Kenya’s talking about (that would be the deposition taken in a room full of attorneys and Phaedra when testimony is given about Phaedra’s head doctor ways. See Link) I’m not even thinking about. ” Welp, Phaedra. It must be nice to have so many legal proceedings involving you and your husband going on and not even giving them a second thought. Continue reading
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