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Deck the Halls With E! Specials with NENE LEAKES

NeNe Leakes is seriously unstoppable, you guys. Just weeks after being hospitalized for blood clots in her lungs, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star has once again been making trips from her home in Atlanta to L.A.  So pull up a chair and let me pour you out some good ole reality TEA ! Sometime over the past few weeks the reality queen managed to sit down with E!’s Giuliana Rancic and tape an hour-long tell-all special that will air on the network on December 16 at 10 p.m. ET.
Earlier this week we told you that NeNe would address her difficult childhood, past as an exotic dancer, and failed first relationship to her now-husband Gregg, among other things, and now we have our first look at the highly-anticipated hour.
Apparently NeNe’s sitdown is part of a larger E! initiative to start covering more reality stars (E! and Bravo are both part of NBC Universal) and we couldn’t be more psyched. Though the below clip is brief and also includes footage from E!’s other upcoming special, “Biggest Reality Scandals,” there’s definitely some screentime with NeNe and Gregg.
First, we see NeNe punching the air repeatedly (she’s a fighter, y’all!) and then we see her sitting on a couch with her boo as she says, “There’s a lot of things people don’t know about me.” Color us intrigued! As can be expected, she looks flawless with her platinum blonde hair slicked back and a frilly and feminine white blouse.

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Nene may be leaving The Real Housewives of Atlanta

WELP the Tea is about to be spilled I hope you are ready for all the foolery that I am about to say what the lovely Nene Leakes has said. OMG news, you guys! NeNe Leakes is hinting that she has a brand new show in the works and we couldn’t be more excited about it. This is coming at the perfect time in NeNe’s career, since she has clearly started to outgrow her involvement on The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

When several of her Twitter followers commented that NeNe needs to have her own program, and preferably a talk show, NeNe’s responses were nothing short of a confirmation that this endeavor will indeed happen!
“Keep ur eyes open 4 it,” NeNe replied to one of her fans’ suggestions that she needs a whole hour of her favorite Housewife.
Meanwhile, when another follower specified that NeNe would make a great talk show host, the Glee star tweeted back, “It’s coming.” Yay!
A lot of Real Housewives of Atlanta fans were disappointed with last night’s new episode, which mainly focused on Kandi Burruss’s man, Todd Tucker, and his strained relationship with his future mother-in-law, Mama Joyce. One fan complained that there need to be more scenes with NeNe and that she’s not getting nearly enough airtime.
“It’s all apart of their plan! We see,” NeNe responded.
Another viewer declared the new episode a total fail, writing, “These girls tonight are a hot mess. Waiting for more Nene scenes,” to which NeNe replied, “I know u are! I was bored 2 tears.”
NeNe later echoed her own thoughts, updating, “Been bored to tears! Watching Soul Train Awards now so I can get my life.”

Well all I have to say is I hope she has everything in order because in my opinion she makes the show and I would be sad to see her go. I have heard that Andy Cohen is leaving Bravo and maybe she is Following him. Lets wait and see what happens.

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Thicker than Water, Ben Tankard and his riches!

So this is the Tea Bags on this oh so holy Ben Tankard’s journey to fortune and extravagance certainly didn’t start with lots of money. Perhaps his best (and most well-known) quote so far is from his new docu-series Thicker Than Water’s premiere sneak peek video, “I’ve been poor, now I’m rich. Believe me, rich is better.” And just how rich are we talking?

Ben has a plethora of jobs, which go a little something like this: he’s president at Ben-Jamin’ Music & Film, an NBA D-league motivational speaker, a pastor, and a gospel musician and producer. His personal website divulges details about the Ben Tankard “brand,” which include, as quoted:

  • World’s best-selling gospel/jazz musician/producer of all time. (15 Gold/6 Platinum records)
  • 12 Stellar Awards, 7 Gospel Excellence Awards, 2 Vision Awards, 1 Blue Mic Award, 8 Dove Award Nominations, 3 Grammy Award Nominations, 1 Soul Train Award Nomination
  • Performs in over 100 concerts and personal appearances yearly

What do all of these jobs and accolades add up to? According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, Ben Tankard is worth a cool $5 million dollars. But with the plethora of cars and planes, the three-level mansion they unabashedly refer to as the “Tankard Palace,” and all those kids, could that really be all he’s worth? It certainly seems like they are spending a lot more than they are bringing in!

Credit: Courtesy of Bravo
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Ben and Jewel Tankard in Front of Various Cars and Planes

So how much is the 49-year-old reality star making off of Bravo? This is a wild guess, but we’d estimate that Bravo is paying the Tankards on par with (or even less than) what the Real Housewives of Miami make — “[At] the high end, they make somewhere in the $55,000 to $75,000 range.”

MORE: Thicker Than Water: ow Did Ben and Jewel Tankard Make Their Money?

Ben has made his millions from various ventures, but none of his money comes from his ministries, which he and his wife Jewel have been running for almost 12 years. And though his money doesn’t (and hasn’t) come from his church, his church is very focused on money. Wealth (or at least the pursuit of wealth) is the foundation of his teachings and sermons.

He revealed his favorite part about being wealthy to TV Guide Magazine: “When you see someone that needs help, you can do more than pray for them, you can pay for them. That is why we love to be able to volunteer as pastors — we don’t take a salary.”

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Married to Medicine Splits…. Mariah and Quad friendship Severed

Chile now this is the ultimate Pickle. Now the things you are about to read I didn’t write.  This came from @FunkyDineva. When I tell you this is the funniest ever. The TV and these Cameras will make your friends go away.


You and your best friend thinking about doing reality television with one another? Do your relationship a favor and DON’T. Quiet as its kept, many close relationships find it hard to sustain after reality television comes into play. Well, as much as it saddens me to report this, Quadd Lunceford and Mariah Huq are no longer friends, following season 1 of Married to Medicine. Things have gotten so bad that restraining orders have been filed, production has been halted on several
occasions, and network executives have gotten involved. Catch these T’s.

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If you are curious as to what the central theme of Season 2 of Married to Medicine will be, wonder no more. Season 2 you can expect the central storyline to be the dissipation of Quadd & Mariah’s friendship. Things are pretty bad guys. Ordinarily I would call things like this “fake” and made for tv, but because I’m a lady of the night, I’ve gotten the opportunity to witness some things when the cameras were not rolling. Chile we were down to the steakhouse and things got REAL. Purses hit the floor, someone was escorted out the restaurant, people were called b!itches, all while patrons were trying to tootsie roll down to da bar.
What good is a reality television show without a good gay guy sidekick. Enters fashion designer Reco Chapple. Viewers can expect to see jovial developing relationship between Quad  and college friend Reco Chapple. The gag is, Reco and Mariah WERE Childhood besties. Quiet as its kept, Marriah filed a restraining order against Reco Chapple earlier this month, but lost the case in court yeterday ( 11/25/13)  after failing to convince the judge that she feared for her life.
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It’s been reported that non of the cast is really featuring Mariah. The former television producer who once boasted about being the creative genius behind Married to Medicine seems to be losing control of what she has previously refereed to as “her show”. The entire cast minus Mariah have recently returned from a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains that was filmed for the show. Supposedly the cast asked that Mariah not be allowed to attend. Production, having their own issues with Mariah gladly obliged them.
Chile it looks as if Married To Medicine was a prescription for disaster and someone’s “Gay Husband” wrote it. Catch that!  There is so much tea, so many details, so many lies, so many eye witness incidents that have yet to hit the forefront. Ohhh but don’t you worry, The Doll will be sure to report on ALL of them as the time comes.

Ohh if any of y’all care, that white women with all those lips wont be returning for season two.

 

Watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 6 | NeNe’s Bloopers

OMG, Chile this is so funny! Nene Leakes is funny ole FISH. BravoTV just posted a video of a bunch of outtakes from NeNe Leakes’ hilarious interviews on The Real Housewives of Atlanta — we literally LOL’d!
The video starts off with a chorus of “hunni’s” and segues into a bunch of clips of NeNe’s signature “bitch, please” laughter. Following the funny montage, NeNe starts making outrageous faces, complete with ridiculous sound effects.

Next, NeNe breaks into a frenzied snapping sequence, shouting “Yass” at the top of her lungs.
Last but not least, it’s a “girl, bye” remix to close out the amusing collection of NeNe’s bloopers.
Season 6 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is definitely filled with major drama right now. Phaedra Parks is dealing with her husband’s possible infidelity, all thanks to Kenya Moore. Porsha Stewart is in the middle of an ugly divorce. And, Kandi Burruss is trying to plan her wedding, while simultaneously dealing with the fact that her Mama doesn’t approve of her fiancé, Todd Tucker.
But, as far as NeNe goes, she’s just loving life and this video proves it. Not only does she look amazing (that hair!)Hunnie that Hair is Amaze Balls and she clearly is looking like a Billion Bucks, she’s also glowing with newly-wedded bliss. For the first time in a long time, it seems like NeNe is actually having fun being a Real Housewife.
NeNe better keep up with this foolishness and continues to share her upbeat, hilarious side with us during the rest of Season 6 — it makes the show so entertaining!

Watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 6 | NeNe’s Blooper 

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Watch Blood Sweat And Heels Season 1 | New Series: Blood, Sweat, and Heels

Bravo announced three new shows today scheduled for January debut, exclusively on The Hollywood Reporter. One of the shows is a reality TV series called “Blood, Sweat & Heels,” which will follow “a group of up-and-coming movers and shakers in New York’s elite circles of real estate, fashion, and media.”
Now this cast chile the first one is a pickle and a half. It  features five women, including “video vixen turned realtor Melyssa Ford, real estate partner Brie Bythewood, modeling agency owner Mica Hughes, affordable-style expert Daisy Lewellyn, A Belle in Brooklyn blogger and author Demetria Lucas, and style and pop culture journalist Geneva Thomas.”
Debuting on January 5th at 9/8C, the show chronicles their journey to the top of their respective fields and the sacrifices they must make along the way. Bravo writes: “the self-starters built their reputations and successes without the help of a man, but they never underestimate the power of a girlfriend’s support. These independent ladies are aggressive in their pursuit of personal and career goals, but will the cost of success prove too steep as they climb their way to the top?”

I just got one question does Melyssa Ford really think someone is going to take her serious at selling real estate after her booty has been all over the tv screens showing all her body? Chile well I guess we will see how this is going to pan out.

Meet the cast:

Melyssa Ford

ProfessionReal Estate Agent, Public Speaker, Health Advocate

Melyssa Ford has enjoyed careers as an actress, television personality, philanthropist, and most recently, real estate tycoon. She is best known as one of the most successful and highly paid music video models of all time. Dubbed by the press a “Video Vixen” for her signature appearances on camera, Melyssa has been featured in videos alongside artists such as Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, and Usher.
Leaving the entertainment industry behind, Melyssa is currently beginning a new career in real estate, where her business acumen and love of New York make her a perfect fit for selling luxury properties in Manhattan. Melyssa studied forensic psychology at York University, and is an advocate for issues close to her heart, lecturing on topics including HIV/AIDS Awareness, Self-Empowerment and Women in the Entertainment Industry.

 

Brie BythewoodBrie Bythewood is a third generation New Yorker with an established reputation in journalism, real estate development, and marketing. Brie’s passion is philanthropy, specifically supporting the arts and organizations focused on medical research for cancer and auto-immune diseases as well as those with a mission of ending homelessness and poverty. No stranger to fashion, Brie can often be spotted wearing couture designs by the noted fashion designer and friend, Zang Toi. After graduating from Emerson College, Brie worked in journalism and global humanitarian relief. Brie then earned her New York real estate license and is affiliated with the Simonsen Team at Douglas Elliman in conjunction with her partnership in her family’s real estate development firm, La Cité Development. Brie is single and looking to find a man who is engaging, intelligent, thoughtful, successful, has a sense of humor and is taller than her in high heels.
Daisy Lewellyn

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Age33 HometownLos Angeles, CA ProfessionStyle Expert, TV Personality, and Author

This “Queen of Effortless Chic” is a style expert, TV personality and author of Never Pay Retail Again: Shop Smart, Spend Less, & Look Your Best Ever. Hailing from the fashion halls of iconic magazines including In Style, Glamour, and Essence, Daisy has worked in the industry for over a decade and is chockfull of money-saving style tips and tricks. Daisy loves to help women pull out their inner celebrity by performing drab to fab makeovers. When Daisy is not gracing the small screen on shows like Dr. Oz and Today, she regularly speaks at women’s conferences and malls across America conducting interactive style workshops. Daisy is currently enjoying a bi-coastal lifestyle, splitting her time between Brooklyn and Los Angeles.
Demetria Lucas

Quick Facts

Age34 ProfessionJournalist, Blogger, Life Coach

Dubbed “The Black Carrie Bradshaw,” Demetria Lucas is an author, blogger, life coach, and public speaker who built her empire on her award-winning blog ABelleInBrooklyn.com. The author of A Belle in Brooklyn, Demetria contributes to numerous websites and has appeared as an expert on various talks shows. Demetria graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in English, and earned a Master’s degree in Journalism from NYU. She lives in Brooklyn, is engaged and is working on her second book, Don’t Waste Your Pretty: How to Make Better Decisions in Life & Love.
Geneva S. Thomas

Quick Facts

Age30 ProfessionStyle and Pop Culture Journalist and Principal at 1530 Agency

A native of Detroit, Geneva is a style and pop culture journalist, brand strategist, and the Managing Director of the newly launched 1530 Agency — a New York City-based digital agency that also houses her highly successful Style for Breakfast Series. Geneva is known as the “Style Scholar” having studied and worked in Paris, London, Scotland and South Africa ultimately earning a Master’s of Arts in fashion history and journalism from NYU. Geneva previously worked at Ebony Magazine, Digital and Clutch Magazine, and contributes to Vogue, Italia’s Vogue.It, Huffington Post, and Uptown Magazine where she is also Brand Partnerships Manager. She operates behind-the-scenes elevating some of the world’s hottest beauty, fashion and lifestyle brands as a creative and strategist. Geneva writes avidly about fashion and celebrity culture on her blog Geneva Style Daily. Active as a resident in the Harlem community, Geneva dedicates herself to causes related to women’s empowerment, education, and youth development all while loving the single life in the best city on earth.
Mica Hughes

Quick Facts

HometownManhattan ProfessionModel, Owner of Mica Model and Mica 2m Spa, Esthetician

Mica Hughes puts her beauty, brains and ambition to good use in her numerous entrepreneurial ventures. After graduating from the University of Maryland College Park with a degree in communications, Mica worked as a local news reporter before she was discovered by a modeling scout who launched her modeling and acting career. As a top model with Wilhelmina Models and Ford Models, Mica traveled all over Europe modeling for brands including Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Oscar de la Renta. Mica also founded modeling agency Mica Models, model search and seminar company “Models in Motion” and high-end rejuvenating spa, “Mica 2M SPA.” Despite her busy career, Mica always finds time to live life to the fullest and laugh with her friends and boyfriend Terry.

Here is  sneak peek of the new series.

Watch Blood Sweat And Heels Season 1 | New Series: Blood, Sweat, and Heels

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Watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 6 | The Atlanta Housewives Return!

Hunnay, Hunnay now this super trailer for The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 6 is off the Eff’n Chain. Now I really thought it was going to be some crazy boring season but these Southern Peaches are going for blood.. When I tell you that every character will deserve a nightime emmy. The Tea and The Shade is all around and when I tell you that Kandi and that Darn mama joyce, See I need for mama joyce to be quiet because she is going to turn around and make Kandi a old woman without a man. Kandi check your mother at the door, better yet send her home to her old house she use to stay in.

Now who I am going to live for is Nene this season. She will bring out the old Nene because she need all the ratings that she can get because they cancelled her show “The New Normal” so she need her check to stay coming to the bank. I have said enough, I need you to look at this Super Trailer and for you to get your life cause you will not be sleep this season. Get Ready, Because this group of women invented the word “SHADE” because thats all they do is Throw it Baby! November 3 can not come fast enough!

Watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 6 | The Atlanta Housewives Return!

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