UPDATE: 7:23 pm
This is why I should have waited for my sources. They are NOT going to Jill Zarin’s Event. They are in San Francisco.
I have no idea why yet. This is a VERY odd time in the filming schedule for a cast trip. Stay tuned. I have not gotten the full story yet. Just wanted to retract the first one. Sorry. And it is an all cast so Kandi and Kenya should be there too.
UGH. I hate being wrong. Sorry. I’m going go ahead and post this since I may not know more for a while. Stand by.
This morning, Cynthia Bailey, Nene Leakes, Sheree Whitfield and Porsha Williams all hopped on the same plane and everyone is asking me where they are going. My understanding is that Cynthia is going to Jill Zarin’s Fifth Annual Luxury Luncheon fundraiser for thyroid cancer. Cynthia was invited by Jill personally at LuAnn’s wedding. However, all of the housewives across all franchises were officially invited by written invitation, Yesterday, Bobby Zarin’s grave condition was officially made public by Jill. Jill is understandably very distraught by the situation and it is unclear whether she will be leaving Bobby’s side to attend at this point. The event is huge, she has millions of dollars of sponsorships just for the swag bags and giveaways. She works tirelessly on this project every year and this year’s event is large than ever. Some tickets were available to the public this year in exchange for large donations. The cheapest ticket is $2,000 just to get in, no swag bag or perks. The best ticket with the most swag is $5,000 for two people with TONS of swag, discounted shopping and all sorts of VIP treatment. The gift bags for guests are so huge they will be super hard to carry back home. Whispering Angel the rosé brand that Hamptonites consume like water all summer will be sending “angels” to serve the rosé . There will be Tito’s bars and Brow bars and all sorts of shopping opportunities at the trunk shows. It is a REALLY big event. A camera crew from E! News will be there. So, what it looks like to me is that Nene is going with Cynthia and production is sending Sheree and Porsha along as well. My understanding is the housewives are required to purchase tickets as well, so I’m guessing production will likely cover the cost of one or two of them. #SheBroke With the news breaking yesterday about Bobby, and because Kenya is grieving the recent loss of her grandmother, and also Kandi filming her spin-off, I believe production decided to send all available RHOA to the Hamptons for the weekend to attend Jill’s event. The thing is these four do not get along. I wonder if Bravo will film them together in one place for the weekend? That would make for good TV because Nene has been snarky to Porsha during filming this season and Cynthia hasn’t liked Porsha for a couple of seasons. I should have more details tomorrow. My sources aren’t available to confirm anything today, which is a good sign they are in transit. For now, this is just my strong feeling about what is going on based on conversations I had about filming this week. I wanted to answer your questions here now because I have a lot going on this weekend. But I will update any new info I receive ASAP.