Part the gallon of tea I over spilled here over the weekend, in a very long post with way too much information that was a bit disjointed as it was literally rolling in while I was trying to type on a completely different spot of tea, involved Cynthia Bailey having to bail on a job due to a change in filming plans for RHOA.
As I have mentioned several times before my access to information on filming is reliant on my ability to ask the right question at the right time. It is important for me to watch the social media of the ladies in order to know when and how to use my access to those sources who will answer my questions. In this case, the question I needed to ask was, “What is this mandatory all cast filming on Saturday?
Because it was the a holiday weekend and sources are not really open to being bothered during their limited downtime, I asked you guys first. We speculated about what could be happening (something with Nene?) or what we wish was happening (A Porsha Intevention?) while I waited for the right moment to ask someone who might know.
Since that time we’ve learned that it has nothing to do with Nene because she will not be on Season 9 at all. And we never were very optimistic about the likelihood of a Porsha intervention. But now I have all the tea….
The RHOA and Lena Chenier will be going on their first all cast trip. I haven’t received all of the details yet, but I was told that the housewives will be roughing it and they are not particularly thrilled by the whole concept. Which is delicious tea! While Tamara Tattles exclusive source for this tea was extremely tight-lipped (don’t you just hate NDAs?) he did let let me know that it’s a camping trip!
Now I HOPE it is what I consider camping, which involves putting up tents and sitting around the campfire in jeans and tee shirts itching mosquito bites and making s’mores (am I the only one who noticed that S’mores is the new Titos on the housewives franchises? What is up with that?) Lord only knows how production interprets the term “camping.” It’s probably more like “glamping.” I have no idea if Heather Dubrow will be offering advice on giant fancy RVs, or if there will be cabins involved or even where exactly they’re going. My source just laughed at further inquires and told me to wait and see.
This is not the only trip of the season, just the first trial run with these ladies.
So I changed the subject and tried one last question or two. I had to know how Pass the Peach is going so far and I was surprised by the answer. Once again, peach holders have been known to change throughout filming, especially after a casting trip. Sheree and Lena will both be on this trip.
That said, I was told with a certain degree of definitiveness that Lena will NOT have a peach this season. She will however get the Bravo wedding she has been shooting for over the last three seasons. It seems persistence does pay off there. Lena will be primarily the FOH of Kandi and her storyline involves her fiance who is in the Entertainment industry and has a client or two that have been mentioned during filming. It’s unknown how much of that will make the final edit.
Sheree Whitfield on the other hand will be given a peach. This is the source of a LOT of anger on behalf of Nene. Because had Nene returned, Sheree would have remained an FOH. This explains why Nene, who had mended fences with Sheree at the end of last season, is back to shading her on Twitter. Sheree has no real storyline, but she was seen filming at the Chateau Sheree construction site the week before the holiday weekend with her mother. My exclusive source there says there is at least 8 more months of interior work there. Her floors are not all in nor was all the sheet rock. Her kitchen appliances have been sitting in the garage for quite a long time according to my exclusive sources. She finally had railings installed in the back of the house where all of those patio type places are. (see new photo, right) There is no way there will be a Christmas gala at Chateau Sheree in 2016.
I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to the first trip with the RHOA being a camping trip. I will continue to hold out hope that it will be similar to Golnesa’s intervention around the campfire on Shahs of Sunset, but I know deep down, that is probably not going to happen. I feel pretty safe in saying that the other housewives are not happy going into the woods with Porsha. Instead of fart scented spray like Reza took on the Shahs camping trip, I’d suggest some bear spray for the RHOA. You can’t be too careful when Porsha is involved.
Are you excited about a camping trip for RHOA?