Kenya Moore Gloats as The Real Housewives of Atlanta Ratings Plummet Without Her

The Real Housewives of Atlanta is back for Season 11.

Unfortunately, ratings at the season premiere are lower than they’ve been in several years.

Meanwhile, former Housewife Kenya Moore welcomed her first child … and she can’t help but smile.

If you watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta online, you know that the show has been going on as before.

Kandi and Porsha are struggling to approximate friendship after previously feuding.

NeNe is grappling with Gregg’s cancer battle.

But Kenya Moore is missing. She’s no longer on the show.

In real life, however, she recently gave birth to a precious preemie baby, Brooklyn Doris Daly.

And on Sunday, Kenya shared this precious photo for the world to see:

Kenya Moore Hand with Baby Hand

Kenya hasn’t shown her adorable baby’s face yet, but a precious baby hand is more than enough to tide over her fans.

Following being diagnosed with preeclampsia, which caused her feet to swell, Kenya was given a C-section.

Kenya, though certainly not old by any reasonable metric, is considered “old” for pregnancy, so she always knew that there would be risks.

Fortunately, it seems that the C-section was a success.

Kenya is recovering, and was even feeling healthy enough to go on a Target run (in a motorized scooter, to be clear).

And at 5 pounds and 12 ounces, baby Brooklyn was technically within the “normal” range for baby weights, if very close to the low end of the spectrum.

But one person did not find Kenya’s sweet mother-daughter hand photo endearing in the least.

“I can’t wit the calculations on Sunday’s,” NeNe Leakes wrote on Instagram.

She tagged her vague post: “#thethirstisreal #weseeyou #wacks–t”

The implication that NeNe seemed to be making was that Kenya timed her photo in a shady manner.

Perhaps, for example, Kenya showed off her baby’s hand to distract fans from her former show.

Or maybe she did it to remind Bravo of the kind of content that they’re missing out on since she’s no longer on the show.

Whatever it is that NeNe believes that Kenya is up to … it’s unclear why NeNe felt the need to comment.

Some might suspect that NeNe is feeling insecure because of what some tabloids have described as a “ratings crash.”

The season premiere of The Real Housewives of Atlanta brought in 1.93 million viewers.

That made it the lowest rated season opener since Season 5.

That said, relatively low ratings for a premiere aren’t necessarily a huge crash.

it’s not good news, but they had about the same number of viewers as recently as April 1 of 2018.

Bravo may be concerned, but we can’t imagine that they’re panicking.

That said, NeNe may be worried — because she’s the show’s highest paid star.

That said, some people can’t help but connect the dots.

Kenya’s firing was certainly the biggest change between last season and this season.

Now, Kenya has everything she wanted — a loving husband and a precious newborn baby.

In the mean time, The Real Housewives of Atlanta has taken a downward turn from being Bravo’s highest rated show.

It may not have been Kenya’s choice to go overboard, but it’s looking like she may have jumped ship at a smart time.

Or maybe people are less interested now that she’s off the show.

Not every Real Housewives series is going to last or click with all viewers.

But we don’t think that it’s time to start singing RHOA‘s funeral dirge just yet.

This season’s ratings may pick up.

If not, there’s always next season.


Bravo would likely be reluctant to cancel, for a host of reasons.


The Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: South Peach

It was only a matter of time.

Porsha continued to gush over her new man on Sunday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but Kandi Burruss had some intel on Dennis that she kept very private from her frenemy. 

When Porsha started talking about Dennis during a meeting, she was adamant that she was not all about waiting for a long time to get married. 

“We don’t have to wait forever!” Porsha said regarding marriage. “The whole two years, you wait a year, you’re engaged a year — I will do it.”

If you watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta online, you know that Kandi and Porsha have been at odds for over a year, and while they’ve made a peace treaty, they’re still dragging each other behind the scenes. 

It makes sense then that Kandi would insert herself into Porsha’s Dennis drama. 

“Is he already talking about marriage?” the Xscape hitmaker quipped. 

“Well,” Porsha replied with a stern look. “A little here and there.”

“Okay, I know we ain’t been tight, but I’ll just say, don’t always put out how badly you wanna be married,” Kandi said to her former BFF. “Kinda let him put it out there.”

“I think the advice that Kandi’s giving me is pretty general,” Porsha said to the Bravo cameras. “She probably would say that to anybody, but thank you.”

Kandi later intrigued viewers in a confessional by saying the following:

“Keep him under wraps, honey — if you can!”

Okay then. Does this mean Dennis cannot be tamed, and will not settle down any time soon? Quite possibly. 

In any case, Kandi elaborated further when she FaceTimed her husband to let him know about the trip to Miami. 

“After all the girls came back to the hotel, Porsha was telling us about her new boo,” Kandi said.

“She’s dating that dude that owns Cru. You know what I’m talking about?”

Todd was adamant that he had never been to the place, but his wife delved deeper into the drama. 

“I mean, I already knew that she was dating him, but I didn’t wanna say that you know what I mean?” Kandi continued.

“I didn’t wanna be like, ‘I got tea on somebody!’ She’s trying to be really hush-hush about it, so I’m just gonna let her tell what she wants to tell in her due time.”

That’s when Todd confirmed she needed to stay the hell out of it. Their relationship is not in the best place, but they’re somewhat tolerable towards each other of late. 

That’s a start, we guess. 

“Yes, I’ve heard things about her new boo,” Kandi dished in a later confessional. “I just know a few different women who have — you know — dated him. Just pace yourself, girl.”

Elsewhere, NeNe Leakes started to get back to work following Gregg’s cancer diagnosis. 

Cynthia, Kandi, Eva, and Marlo all decided it was a good idea to visit NeNe in Miami to support her, but when they arrived, Gregg was open and honest. 

He was struggling to eat and hadn’t been able to keep anything down for three days. His health continued to deteriorate at the opening of NeNe’s boutique, but the ladies were on hand to help him through it. 

What are your thoughts on all the latest action?

Hit the comments below. 

RHOA continues Sundays on Bravo. 


The Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: To Love and to Cherish

The Real Housewives of Atlanta returned to Bravo on Sunday night, and things took a serious turn. 

As we previously reported back in June, Gregg Leakes is battling cancer. With reality TV filmed months in advance, the hit reality series opened up with a lot of details about the diagnosis. 

NeNe wasted no time in telling viewers all about the diagnosis, explaining that Gregg was taken to hospital in May and said he needed to get prepared for surgery straight away. 

“His health these last couple of years has been a lot,” said NeNe. 

“We were not prepared to hear that,” she continued, adding that she needed to be strong for her family.

“‘I have put on a brave face, but I have had many moments in my car alone and if my car could talk it would probably say ”this b**** cries too much,'” Nene sobbed. 

Gregg opened up about it when some of their friends and family showed up to wish him well. 

“I guess the scariest part about all of this is when we got to the hospital and the doctor saying that we need to do surgery on you tonight or you ain’t going to make it,” said Gregg, adding:

“I went over and prayed to God, and I told him If it’s time, let’s go,” the reality star added of learning he had cancer. 

“I don’t fear death; I don’t want to go. If my work is finished here, take care of them, let’s go.”

That’s when the season premiere turned into a somber affair. Gregg told everyone that he had written a letter for the doctor to give his wife if he did not pull through surgery. 

“Writing that note was the hardest ever thing I did in my life, but you never know what is in you until you are at that door, I never thought I had it in me to beat cancer but know I’m going to beat cancer’s ass,” he said. 

Despite the surgery being successful, both NeNe and Gregg recognized that it could return. 

“You have been my light,” Gregg told NeNe. “I couldn’t do this without you. I couldn’t. I wouldn’t even try. So I want to thank you, baby.”

Elsewhere, Porsha’s new boyfriend made a big impression on just about everyone, and Porsha seemed ready to move the relationship to the next stage. 

“The power of the tongue is real. I said just at the beginning of this year I was going to meet the man I was going to marry, I’m going to get married this year,” she said.

“And here I am completely in love and white is going to be my new color as I am going to be Mrs McKinley.”

Porsha subsequently opened up about how her man was so rich. 

“He does really, really well. America loves hot dogs, and these hot dogs are going to put a hell of a ring on my finger,” she gushed. 

“I just never had this type of connection on this level,” she continued. “He told me he loved me the first day we met and I was like ”I love you too” it felt natural, and we just went with it.”

Porsha later met up with NeNe, and the two chatted about their lives, with NeNe revealing why she was not going sit at home and wallow in despair. 

“I’m the sort of person who would prefer to throw myself into work. I am not one to sit at home in a depression so I will continue to function,” NeNe told her.

That’s when Porsha continued to refer to Dennis as a “friend” and NeNe was quick to point that out to the cameras. 

“Porsha’s been telling me a lot about how she has a new friend, it’s a guy, okay. Porsha has puppy eyes, she’s really feeling somebody,” NeNe dished to the cameras. 

Porsha later said she wanted to keep Dennis away from her castmates, presumably because she knows there’s always some drama. 

“I am very protective over Dennis, I do not want other people in our little world right now,” she admitted. “It is important for us as our friends to show her that we are here for you as well as Gregg.”

But Porsha may have gotten her wish by the end of the episode. Dennis appeared with a box that looked a whole lot like an engagement ring. 

What are your thoughts on the premiere?

Hit the comments below. 


Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Adds First Gay Male Couple

Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta stars come and go. Sometimes, they get arrested.

But now the series is promising two brand new additions who are bringing a lot to the table in the new season.

These two men will be the show’s first male gay couple.

Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta is adding some fresh faces to the cast.

More importantly, the hit reality series is adding some overdue represenation in the form of a male gay couple.

Prince Carter and Zachary Jones have confirmed through their reps that they are joining the cast of the show.

Carter is a serious socialite in Atlanta and already involved with the show.

Jones is a fashion model with quite the Instagram following (for reasons that his photos make obvious).

Together, they’re going to take this show by storm.

Speaking to The Blast, the couple talks about how important it is for them to be part of the show.

“As an African American gay male couple it’s tough as hell in today’s society,” they point out.

Both black men and gay men face challenges — being both doesn’t make things easier.

“And,” the couple continues. “There are sooooooooooo many stigmas we’re up against.”

“We are two big personalities,” they say. “Who just happens to love each other dearly.”

The couple’s statement about their aspirations continues.

“With this platform,” they tell The Blast. “We want to show that love has no face or color.”

“But love is all about treating others with respect,” they affirm.

That is definitely true.

They note that love is also about “allowing people to just live their best lives.”

Also true!

Carter and Jones are excited about bringing male gay representation to the show.

They’re looking forward to presenting a “Gay relationship in more of a positive light.”

Reality television has an unfortunate habit of showing some already marginalzied groups in a negative light.

Seeing two young, handsome black men who are in love and living their best lives could do wonders for viewers and for cultural perceptions.

Representation matters for a number of reasons, and can have a real impact on how comfortable viewers are with coming forward to live their authentic lives.

Plus, it’s great to see LGBTQ+ black men shown succeeding on television.

As we mentioned, Prince Carter is a socialite and has already interviewed a number of the show’s stars.

Those stars include Mimi Faust, Karlie Redd, Momma Dee, Bambi, and Erica Dixon.

So he is already part of the community and will now get to be part of it on camera, too.

Jones’ modeling has earned him a massive social media following.

As we mentioned, one only has to look at his Instagram thirst traps to understand why.

Wait, what was I saying? I lost my train of thought somehow.

We should note that while Carter and Jones are this show’s first male couple, they’re not the first gay representation in the franchise — or even the first male rep.

Miles Brock and Milan Christopher were featured on Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood back in 2015.

It’s glad to see that the franchise’s Atlanta counterpart is catching up!


Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Star Spice Gets Slammed for “Whiteface”

Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Spice went above and beyond to draw attention to her new album.

She purged her Instagram of old photos, and uploaded just a few new ones — in which she has blonde hair and is wearing, well, whiteface.

Spice promises that she has a perfectly good explanation for this controversial choice.

Erica Mena was arrested for drug possession and Stevie J barely avoided jail for being a deadbeat dad in a major way.

Unlike her co-stars, Spice isn’t in trouble with the law, but she sure is in trouble with some of her fans and followers.

See, she released her new mixtape.

One of the songs on it is titled “Black Hypocrisy.”

In order to promote that song in particular, she wiped the slate clean on Instagram and posted new pictures.

These new images all show Spice, well, looking white.

Spice in whiteface video gif

“Wow I can’t believe this, Spice!” wrote one fan.

That same fan continued: “What the F–K have you done?”

Another simply wrote: “Girl you look crazy af.”

“Anything for likes and views… sell out your own… Babylon has your soul,” lamented another in the funniest way possible.

“Enjoy your payment for selling your soul. This is the only attention I’ll ever pay you,” this commenter promised.

“Enjoy thinking you’re white,” that commenter concluded. “Despite your great grandparents.”

Spice With Regular Face

(Here is Spice with her natural skin)

Folks, Spice doesn’t hate her skin. She was promoting her song, “Black Hypocrisy.”

The song itself — which has an accompanying music video — is all about not only accepting, but loving one’s natural dark skin.

There is an epidemic of black people bleaching their skin to have lighter skin.

That’s more about colorism than trying to be white, and it is a problem in the Caribbean and in many part of Africa.

She even speaks about how she was told early in her career that she would have more success with lighter skin. It’s heartbreaking.

Some even blasted her for looking white, as if that were somehow equal to blackface. It is not.

The reality, of course, is that outside of a very few places — places like Japan — “whiteface” is not a problem.

The reason that blackface is so horrific and offensive is not because someone put on too much makeup — it is tied to the history of the practice.

White men used to put on performances in which they would wear blackface and then act and speak in a way that ridiculed real black people.

(And if you see someone in blackface today, the odds are pretty good that they’re aiming to make fun of someone, not making an attempt at flattery)

Spice with natural skin in her music video

In history, blackface wasn’t just rude — it was a racist instrument of oppression.

What came to be called “Jim Crow laws” were named after one such blackface character.

Blackface represents a history of people of privilege punching down.

Whiteface, in America, has no such power because no one in the U.S. is marginalized for being white.

Again, there are places in the world — like Japan — where whiteface can be offensive because the history and dynamic is different.

Spice in music video

It seems safe to say that Spice didn’t bleach her skin just to prove a point.

That would be a weird thing to do for a song in which she sings about loving the strong melanin of her skin.

Instead, we’re going to go out on a limb and say that she’s wearing a whole lot of makeup.

She is parodying the way that some people — including people within her own community — seem to believe that she should look.