RHOA Season 12 filming is about a month in, but very little usable footage has been produced. First Nene Leakes held up production by somehow negotiating a raise after her violence in season 11. Then, just as filming was ready to start, Porsha dumped Dennis for cheating on her. This screwed things up right out of the gate because the first all cast was supposed to be Porsha’s sip-n- see for the baby. Now, Porsha’s storyline has changed from parenting with Dennis and planning her wedding to the scandalous breakup. This will be the biggest storyline of the season if nothing else crazy happens.
Dennis McKinley is suing Tasha K for her reports on his cheating with Sincerely Ward. The suit is seeking seven figures in damages. Oddly, the breakup of Porsha and Dennis has solidified Eva’s Marcille’s position on RHOA. That is because her husband, Michael Sterling is Dennis’ lawyer in the defamation suit. Eva has become the new “bone carrier” who shares the salacious details that Tasha K published. Michael Sterling is basically the new Phaedra. Only he is actually a practicing attorney. I expect other RHOA may consult with Michael this season.
Cheese Moose Stands Alone
RHOA Season 12 filming begins with attempting to reunify the cast after the reunion. Since Porsha’s sip-and-see was cancelled or more likely delayed, the first all cast was Kenya Moore’s Barbie Bash. Nene Leakes did not attend. There really isn’t any hostility anywhere except with Nene Leakes. The same sources who were certain that Nene was going to humble herself with an apology tour were shocked that she is not going to do that. At least not yet. I actually predicted this would happen.
And apparently, part of her contract renegotiation says that she must be shown in a good light. Not that she needs to have only flattering scenes, but that it can’t be all negative like last season. So Nene’s latest Swagg pop up shop and things like that will be included. The rumors of Nene getting a spinoff are inaccurate. There is no production in place for that nor has Bravo given a Nene spinoff a green light. For now, the Swagg scenes will be used to include Nene in the first episodes for things she is not attending. They can use those scenes as submissions for a spin-off later if they decide to do that.