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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.

Probably

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

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Kenya Moore: It’ll Be Weeks Before I Walk Again After C-Section

Just days ago, Kenya Moore welcomed her first child with husband Marc Daly.

It was a difficult, premature birth brought on by pregnancy complications.

Now, Kenya is opening up about her recovery, and the differences between real life and reality television.

Kenya Moore Goes on a Target Run after C-section

“#realVsReality,” Kenya tagged her video, pointing at how real life and reality television are very different.

“#brooklyndaly came early,” she reminds her fans and followers of her newborn daughter.

“And the reality is,” Kenya continues. “It will take weeks for me to be able to walk without the excruciating pain of a C section.”

“And,” she says, it will takes weeks for her “to heal from the multiple cuts to my uterus.”

C-sections are no joke, folks.

But that didn’t stop Kenya from taking a motorized scooter on a tour of Target.

Kenya Moore Target Run Motorized Scooter gif

“Needed to get her some preemie items,” Kenya shares.

“So of course,” Kenya continues. “Off to @target we went.”

“My aunt Lisa is so afraid!” she admits.

Kenya then confesses: “I’m supposed to be in bed.”

The idea of going shopping just a few days after giving birth in any fashion is … a little alarming.

(Yes, some people gave birth and then went to go vote just hours later, but they are the exception, not the rule)

After a C-section, Kenya should be at home, being catered to and focusing on healing.

In April, Kenya revealed that she and Marc Daly were expecting their first child.

Six months later, on Halloween, Kenya revealed that there were complications with her pregnancy.

Kenya was diagnosed with preeclamsia, the three main symptoms of which are high blood pressure, swelling of hands and feet, and protein in urine.

Out of concern over this dangerous pregnancy condition, doctors and Kenya decided upon a C-section.

Her baby, Brooklyn Doris Daly, was removed from her uterus by skilled surgeons.

Brooklyn is considered premature, and weighs just 5 pounds and 12 ounces.

Despite her preemie status, Brooklyn is said to be alert and after.

Kenya explained how she and Marc chose their firstborn’s name.

“Brooklyn because that’s where we met and fell in love,” Kenya said.

“And Doris,” she continued. “After my grandmother who passed away last year and who raised me.”

Daly, of course, comes from the last name of her husband, Marc Daly.

Kenya Moore is not old in real life. She is 47 years old.

In terms of safely becoming pregnant, staying pregnant, and carrying a child to term, she is definitely within the upper extremes of age.

(That’s by the standards of the medical community — we’re not age-shaming her)

We’re sure that Kenya and Marc are so grateful that they were able to come through this pregnancy with both mother and baby alive and healthy.

Last year, they married each other. Now, just a year and a half later, they’re growing their family.

In all honesty, the trip to Target less than a week after a C-section sounds a little … far-fetched.

Target is a great place as far as liminal spaces are concerned, but Kenya going herself is odd.

We’re sure that Atlanta has delivery options (we don’t have to guess; we looked it up).

Also, Kenya has family and a husband who could have gone.

Either Kenya is just really specific about what she wants her baby to have and couldn’t wait a week …

… Or maybe this was an endorsement deal and she’s doing it for the cash.

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Kenya Moore Welcomes First Child!

She’s here, folks!

The 47-year old Real Housewives of Atlanta alum gave birth to a baby girl named Brooklyn Doris Daly at 9:39 a.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 4, People Magazine has confirmed.

The precious little daughter weighs 5 lbs. and 12 oz.

This is the first child for both Moore and her husband, Marc Daly.

What inspired this unique name?

“Brooklyn because that’s where we met and fell in love, and Doris after my grandmother who passed away last year and who raised me,” Moore told People of the monkier’s basis and significance.

Kenya announced the exciting news of her pregnancy on stage at The Real Housewives reunion back in April.

“We will definitely be welcoming a boy or girl in late this year,” Moore said in response to a question from host Andy Cohen, adding at the time:

“Oh my God, I said that! I don’t want to talk about the details because I’m still very nervous about everything so I want to get past a safe place.”

At 47 years old, Moore suffered a few complications related to her age.

(She is not old by regular standards, but she was considered a “geriatric” mother-to-be within the medical community.)

According to People, the former Miss USA – who conceived through in vitro fertilizatio –  gave birth via emergency cesarean section after revealing on October 27 that she had tested positive for preeclampsia.

This is a complication that caused her to gain 17 pounds in just a week due to severe swelling and water retention, high blood pressure, and excess protein in urine.

“This is NOT normal!” wrote Moore on Instagram along with a photo of her swollen feet that day, adding:

“I took more tests. Baby is fine but if they come back higher #babydaly will have to come same day.

“Staying positive. To my pregnant sisters please go to your visits and tell the doctor of any drastic changes. Thank God I have great doctors.”

k in hospital

On Saturday, meanwhile, Moore let fans on Instagram know that her daughter was on the way.

She wrote on Instagram:

“If you want to make God laugh have a plan… Won’t be long now. Pray for us #babydaly #weloveyou #prayers.”

Moore and Daly, who met through a mutual friend started dating in December of 2016 and got married in St. Lucia in June of last year.

We both want to start a family, and soon – like, right away. We both want a child,” she said at the time.

Sadly, Bravo viewers will not get to see Moore’s pregnancy play out on television.

She has already said she will NOT appear on Season 11 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

“Words cannot express the joy and happiness I feel in my heart,” Kenya wrote on Instagram in response to her baby shower last month, concluding:

“So overwhelming to have a room of people who came to celebrate the impending life of #babydaly.”

We send our very best wishes and our hearty congratulations to Moore and Daly.

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Kenya Moore Lashes Out After Being Ghosted by Friends and Family!

Even though Kenya Moore is out of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, she’s still living her life. Plus, she has a baby on the way.

But apparently people weren’t RSVPing or reserving gifts for her baby shower, which caused Kenya to go into an epic rant.

She feels like she’s being ghosted by her entire social circle, and she might just cancel the party.

Over the weekend, former The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore vented her fury with a not-so-vague post on Instagram.

“#Etiquette101,” Kenya began her diatribe.

“If you cannot attend a monumental life changing event,” she instructed her followers. “It’s nice to send a gift anyway,”

Kenya then asked: “Or it’s about class?”

She did, at least, make it clear that her outrage isn’t over a lack of gifts being purchased — it’s the principle of the matter.

“It’s not about a dollar amount,” she clarified. “It’s to show you care.”

Kenya continued: “The same way the person cared to invite you to share a moment in their life.”

“RSVP literally means RESPOND PLEASE in French,” she educated her fans.

“So if you get an invitation,” she cautions. “Respond with a yes or no if you will be attending.”

it seems very clear that she sending a wildly unsubtle message to her friends and family.

According to Kenya Moore’s BuyBuyBaby registry, discovered by RadarOnline, Kenya had reason to be upset.

She had 73 items on her gift registry.

Of them, at the time that she made that post, not even 5 of them had been selected. That number is reportedly up to 7 as of Wednesday.

Some of Kenya’s suggested gifts were pricey.

She listed a UPPAbaby VISTA 2018 Stroller for $ 929.99 and a Doona Infant Car Seat/Stroller for $ 499.99.

But Kenya didn’t expect thousand-dollar gifts from everyone. She also listed $ 7.99 bib sets and a simple blanket for $ 29.99.

RadarOnline reports that Kenya feels totally snubbed over her baby shower.

“Kenya is devastated none of her real friends are showing up for her and buying gifts off her registry,” the insider explains.

The source goes on to say that Kenya feels “embarrassed,” and “heartbroken” over this slight.

“And,” the insider adds, Kenya is also “mad.”

It’s not like one person forgot to RSVP. She feels like she’s being ghosted by her entire social circle.

“This is a big deal to her,” the source explains.

Of course! She’s waited all her life to find the right man and to have this baby.

“And,” the insider continues. “She feels like those close to her have let her down.”

She feels like they just don’t care about this major milestone in her life.

“She’s beyond furious,” the source dishes.

And it’s possible that, if she feels that no one is coming, she might just cancel.

Kenya’s husband, Marc Daly, has reportedly offered to purchase the entire list of gifts — all 73 items, as an appeasement.

He hopes to “calm” her, the insider explains.

The source adds that if it will “make her happy,” he’d be happy to do it.

Plus, he wants to head off any fighting over this “and keep the shower as planned.”

“Kenya thinks that’s sweet,” the insider admits. 

If you sense a but coming, you’re absolutely right.

“But,” the source continues. “She wants an authentic shower.”

If she just wanted a bunch of stuff, she could have gone online and ordered it her own rich self.

Kenya, the insider says, wants a real shower, the kind that comes “with everyone she knows coming to bow down.”

She wants to feel like they’re there to honor her “and tell her how beautiful she looks.”

After her rant about good manners, perhaps she will get her wish.

But she may always feel haunted by the thought that they only came and bought gifts because she shamed them into it.

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Michael Moore Blames Donald Trump Presidency on … Gwen Stefani

Before the days of Rudy Giuliani saying “Truth isn’t truth,” Donald Trump was a reality star. So what prompted him to run for office?

Michael Moore has a theory, and he shared it while promoting his new film on Trump.

Moore says that the blame for Trump’s run for office can ulimately be laid at the feet of … Gwen Stefani. What?!

In a lengthy interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Moore shares his curious theory about what heralded our current political nightmare.

While it’s a bit of an oversimplification to blame Gwen Stefani … he basically blames Gwen Stefani.

See, Gwen was getting paid more to be a coach on The Voice than Trump was for starring on The Apprentice. Both shows were on NBC.

Moore’s theory is that Trump staged that first, infamous political rally as a stunt to remind NBC of his value as an entertainer.

And here we are in 2018, where every day is steeped in misery and dread. Is this all Gwen’s fault?

“He’d been talking about running for president since 1988,” Moore tells The Hollywood Reporter.

Trump spoke of the idea, like anyone who always believes that they could do better, Moore says, “but he didn’t really want to be president.”

“There’s no penthouse in the White House,” Moore explains.

Presidents work relentlessly at hours that they seldom get to choose. They are under constant scrutiny and carry the weight of the world on their shoulders.

“And,” Moore adds. “He doesn’t want to live in a black city” like Washington D.C.

“He was trying to pit NBC against another network,” Moore summarizes.

Moore says that all that Trump wanted was a little more money and attention, “but it just went off the rails.”

Trump’s stunt, if Moore is correct about his intentions, backfired disastrously.

While any hefty dose of anti-immigration rhetoric is going to be exciting to racists, Trump referring to Mexican immigrants as “rapists” was too openly hateful.

NBC severed their ties with Trump, leaving him without a show … but with crowds of enthusiastic fans who clung to his every word.

Obviously, Gwen Stefani is not actually to blame for our current existential misery.

Of course she was being paid more for her role on The Voice — she’s a huge star.

Trump was, at the time, just a famous buffoon whom most people didn’t consider to be a political figure at all unless they remembered his “birther” antics.

In fact, it was smart of him to secure the regular salary of a reality series. That’s a good idea for anyone who is famously terrible at running a business.

This also isn’t NBC’s fault. Cutting ties with him after his racist comments was the right thing to do. Unfortunately, too much of the electorate did not feel the same way.

Trump is not Gwen’s fault. The Trump Regime is the fault of Donald Trump, of the society that paved the way for him, and of everyone who voted for him.

Moore’s theory may also ignore that Trump had apparently been plotting this since 2012, even registering trademarks in the buildup to his 2015 announcement.

Notably, Trump’s trip to Russia is believed by many to have helped to fuel his desire to run for office.

Moore may be right in that Trump never planned to win, but we’re not sure that Gwen’s salary was the impetus that he believes it to be.

As always, however, Michael Moore’s perspective is an interesting one to hear, even if you do not agree with him.

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Kenya Moore: Out of The Real Housewives of Atlanta!

The long-gestating rumors have turned into a reality for Kenya Moore.

According to a reliable new report, the veteran reality star will not be returning to The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Chatter over Moore’s role on the Bravo hit has been making the Internet rounds for weeks now.

Heck, there was even talk about a month ago that Moore would be fired by producers because she did not want cameras in the room when she gave birth.

(Indeed, Kenya is pregnant! How exciting, right?!?)

This People Magazine article, however, makes no such grand (and semi-ridiculous) claim.

It explains that Moore could not even technically be fired from the series because she was in the middle of a contract negotiation; she was not actually signed for Season 11.

And that contract negotiation?

It did NOT go smoothly.

An insider tells People that production and Moore both wanted her to return as a full-time Housewife.

However, she wanted more money than the network was offering, while executives did actually want to film all aspects of her life, most notably the time she spends with husband Marc Daly.

Moore stunned fans last summer when she married Daly

… and she also stunned producers, who wanted to film the ceremony. If only they had known about it!

But Kenya and Daly famously got eloped in June of 2017 when the Bravo cameras were down, without telling producers.

He only appeared on The Real Housewives of Atlanta once during season 10, for a brief cameo.

Moreover:

The couple is expecting its first child together (he or she is due before the end of the year), yet Moore kept her entire fertility treatment away from series.

Nor did she participate in last season’s cast trip to Barcelona.

In other words: we sort of get where the show is coming from here.

The whole point of being a cast member is to open up your life to viewers.

You can’t pick and choose what aspects you wish to make public, not when you’re getting paid a ton tobe a Real Housewife.

“Everyone wanted to have Kenya back, but they wanted to have the old Kenya back – the one who isn’t afraid of the cameras,” a source close to production told the aforementioned publication, adding:

“You can’t have secrets and be on reality TV. Especially when other Housewives are showing all of their lives – the good, bad, and the ugly.

“They need to see your life.”

This report concludes that Daly isn’t really interested in being on the show; that Kenya knows her worth; and that she was fine playing hardball.

She can live with this outcome.

“Kenya really loves her life with her husband. She’s always wanted to be a wife and a mother, and she’s put all of her focus into her growing family,” the source explains.

“She’s not going to jeopardize that for some television show.”

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