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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I have been goofing off all morning, er… um….afternoon, and watching Tyrant and catching up on Twitter and I came across a post on Reality Tea about Kandi buying Todd a Corvette for his birthday! That post reminded me of something that Source told me during our last chat. It seems there is a lot of car shopping happening in Atlanta.
Not only did Kandi buy Todd a Corvette, retail value between $50-65K, another Real Housewife of Atlanta has been car shopping for her man and herself. Continue reading
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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Party like it’s your birthday!
In just four days, if the Feds don’t postpone again, as they are want to do, Apollo will be rejoining his friends at the federal penitentiary. Sadly, Apollo and his beloved southern belle wife are not spending his final days as a free man together. Phaedra spent the beginning of last week in Cancun with Kandi and Todd celebrating Fantasia’s birthday on Monday and Shun Melson’s (Kim Biermann’s stylist) birthday on Wednesday. Todd seemed to be having the time of his life even though the did tweet that Kandi failed to mention it was a girl’s party. From the looks of this picture it seems the girls were able to round up some men. Continue reading
After that USA match against Portugal, I really need a moment. But it’s time for more Atlanta nonsense. Can we just get this wedding done already? When I heard that Kandi’s wedding was going to have a “Coming to America” theme, I thought she just named it poorly. I never for a moment thought anyone, even Kandi, would make a such a spectacle of a wedding to style it after a Blaxploitation movie. But apparently she is. I sure hope they had a simple private, meaningful ceremony in Mexico, when my source said they did.
We are three days out and Kandi is getting a hair consult and a manicure. Kandi still hasn’t given Todd the prenup, if you believe the storyline. By the time Todd gets the prenup, it’s not something he needs to sign. If Kandi dies he gets nothing? If they divorce he has to be out in 30 days? All the profits from joint predictions are Kandi’s? But Kandi gets half of all Todd’s earnings? This whole thing has to be storyline because no one draws up their prenup 2 days before the wedding. Kandi had been ranting about a prenup for months now. Why didn’t she have one drawn up back then? I’m not buying this at all.
I’m going to skip over all the personal family cemetery visits if you don’t mind.
Todd, it’s not a 360 you are thinking of, it’s a 180. You’ve been hanging out with Apollo too much. Is Todd wearing light contacts in his talking heads? Todd and his groomsmen are our for drinks and onion rangs. Today was National Onion Ring Day and I didn’t have even a whiff of an onion rang.
It’s time for dueling Bachelor and Bachelorette parties. Apollo is eye raping all the whores. These are some cheap looking hookers. Peter could scrounge up something better than that? Are these Apollo’s side pieces he got on TV? What is the story here? Continue reading
I am really sort of over this wedding, but I feel like I must continue to ride it out until the end. How many more episodes do we have? With 14 days left before the ceremony, Todd and Kandi go for counseling at their church. Todd points out that it is Kandi’s mother that really needs the counseling. I agree. However, this “counseling session” is very on the surface. We learn important things like, Kandi likes a foot rub. Kandi does not understand that she is supposed to handle the situation between her husband and her mother. That is her responsiblity! No one else can take control of this situation.
Mama Tucker, Miss Sharon is coming to stay with Kandi and Todd for two weeks. Todd can’t make a bed without calling for help from Kandi. Kandi has no interest in bringing the two mothers together. Todd seems to think they need to get them together and try to smooth things over.
Todd and his mama have a conversation about Mama Joyce. Mama Sharon seems to think that the pimp comment happened because Todd’s daddy “looked like Superfly.” I am bored. Already.
Kandi and Mama Sharon get along well it seems. Sharon seems very nice. Kandi doesn’t seem to get that her mother is a royal bitch. Don’t put this on Todd’s mama, girl. Kandi says she is tired of being in the middle of it. Too bad. She is the only one who can step up and put Mama Joyce in check. Continue reading
So, before we even get started, let’s talk about my favorite subject, me. I was having a perfectly innocent conversation with everyone’s favorite commenter @TeeCee66 this afternoon which went something like this. TeeCee: So, don’t you think it is super sneaky that Bravo packages Kandi’s wedding as a RHOA episode? Me: Yeah and the funny part is by them doing that she has the highest wedding ratings which must piss off Nene and Kim. And then some fool who is on RHOA came barging into our conversation and called me a hater. Guess who? A Nene Stan? A Kim Stan? Nope. It was Don Juan. Apparently despite me blogging that I like Kandi’s spinoff and find it to be the least scripted bridal show and encouraging everyone (even TeeCee, who refuses) to watch, I am somehow hating on Kandi. And this is not the first time Don Juan has come at me for no reason. But the show is starting and I need to get to recapping. Click the link to TeeCee’s twitter to see how it all went down. Spoiler: She gets blocked well before calling everyone “shit people.” lol. Oh and follow TeeCee. You don’t have to like her to follow her, her tweets can be very funny. Plus, Don Juan was mean to her about not having enough followers.
On tonight’s episode we start with Johnnie being extremely resourceful and Carmon being MIA. While it is great that Johnnie has worked out a calendar, which in my opinion he did to get Kandi up off her fat ass, it is utterly ridiculous that he is bringing in sparkly crap for shitty centerpieces when KANDI can’t seem to even tell anyone where she wants to get married. Don’t act like she doesn’t know where she wants to get married. This is now a bunch of foolishness. Oh and under Johnnie’s name is not “third pretend assistant in charge” but “wedding planner.” Johnnie is now David Tutera. Kandi is supporting Todd’s tongue lashing from last week. You remember last week when Todd said he did not want any part of planning the wedding? Well look who is sitting in on every fucking meeting. Also, Kandi suddenly remembers what venue she wants. Kandi does not know the difference between a male lion and a female lion. Continue reading
Todd Tucker did his first Bravo Blog yesterday! Let’s talk about the he said, she said blogging about Carmon.
Bravotv.com: Were you surprised by the slow start and lack of enthusiasm from the team?
Todd: I was very surprised at the slow start as they are all getting paid a weekly wage. I felt like if you’re not excited because you’re helping Kandi with her dream wedding, then at least do what your paid to do.
Bravotv.com: Did you think Carmon was going to take your critiques so personally?
Todd: I wasn’t surprised that Carmon took my critiques so personally. She has a problem separating the business and the personal when it comes to her job. That’s why I think it’s not a good idea to hire friends or family to work directly for you. Continue reading
First thought on the show is that Kandi looks really good. She is a blushing bride for real. Kandi is not going to have a wedding planner. Kandi wants a Coming to America theme. See right there a wedding planner would have named it something less ridiculous. like “Out of Africa.” Kandi’s aunts apologize for their behavior at the dress shop. One seems more on board than the other. The two aunts and cousin Weenie want to have an intervention with Mama Joyce. Aunt Bertha is not really fully on board either. It seems she doesn’t like Todd’s mama.
Kandi goes to a local designer that does not really do wedding dresses. Kandi’s bridesmaid Tan and her stylist, Kwame, are not impressed with the designer. Rico the designer is going to do the dresses as his wedding gift, that seals the deal for our frugal bride. Kandi is pissed that Carmon was not at the dress designer with her. She was kind of busy getting all the animals Kandi wants, and looking for the scroll invitations that she wants. Todd is very firm with Carmon and Johnnie who are working hard to plan the wedding. Carmon is trying to explain she is not wedding planner. Todd is not hearing it. What happened to Todd saying he is just going to chip in money and stay out of it. He sure looks like he is in it now. Carmon never wanted to plan the wedding in the first place. It’s just not her thing. Continue reading
I am sort of looking forward to this honestly. Let’s hope it doesn’t let me down. The guys all arrive at Bar One and everyone heads to the bar. Apollo asks for water. Peter, fool that he is tries to get him to drink. I guess they guys don’t know on of Apollo’s conditions for being out on bail is no alcohol. Gregg wants chicken fingers! Peter asks Apollo why he is wearing sunglasses and at night inside a bar. He says that he got attacked last night by Phaedra who whooped him upside his head while he was sleeping . Apparently, Phaedra went in on Apollo accusing him of sleeping with Kenya. The guys bring up Apollo’s flirting with Kenya. Watching Kenya going up the steps. Side note: This is the first time I’ve ever seen Apollo in a shirt that was not plaid. Apollo says he is going to marriage counseling with her. This was filmed a LONG time ago. After he was arrested but possibly before the reunion.
Apollo says their marriage has never been a partnership. Apollo says there is no foundation to the marriage. There is no communication. It’s like he doesn’t exist. Gregg explains that Phaedra was embarrassed by the flirtation on both sides between Kenya and Apollo. Apollo really doesn’t get it. That’s the bottom line. The flirtation began with APOLLO in Anguilla right in front of Phaedra. Yes, Kenya should have squashed it, but Phaedra’s full on character assassination of Kenya in public was over the top. Her private dealings with Apollo were obviously not strong enough to get him to stop what he was doing. Continue reading
So Far in Mexico, the only shade Nene is throwing is from her sombero!
These shows are always boring so I am not particularly excited by this episode. That said, production sure did seem to enjoy calling out Nene on her lies with unseen footage on the reunion, so they may surprise us with something interesting. Meanwhile, my new DVR refuses to record RHOA. I can’t say that I blame it.
Oh really Andrew, we are going to talk about Nene and her being such a good friend? Andy asks what happened to all the furniture that Kenya gave (loaned?) Nene when she was in LA. Nene immediately starts saying it was just a bunch of crap. Apparently, Kenya sold her a TV and some other items. Who cares? Next they roll tape of Nene and Kenya getting along and Kenya talking about her boyfriend. Kenya’s in love and her man cannot leave Nigeria, so it’s a problem. Apparently, the sex is great. We find out her man is in his 30s.
Kandi has been a good friend and a mentor to Porsha. They show a package about the two girls. OMG, Rickey Smiley let Porsha try to do the news on the air on his radio show. The girl cannot read, y’all. How is she supposed to report the news? Porsha is the Sonja Morgan of RHOA, she has all of these imaginary businesses she is going to get going very soon. Porsha and Kandi sing a little bit of His Eye is On the Sparrow, and I gotta say, Porsha sounded good especially with no music and no autotune. Continue reading
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