I don’t know how much say Andy Cohen has in the ‘Real Housewives’ shows. During the reunion shows, one gets the impression that although he may not be the head honcho, he’s pretty darn close. Recently, during his one-on-one with Kenya (RHOA), it seemed as if he was siding with Porsche, and as if Kenya was in the wrong. If you watched the reunion fiasco when Porsche went after Kenya, it was clear that Porsche was in the wrong. No, maybe Kenya shouldn’t have had the megaphone, but Kenya has always enjoyed bringing a prop, and no one has ever had a problem with it before. Not long before Porsche attacked her, she implied that she didn’t like how Kenya always came off as a victim, yet immediately after she attacked Kenya, while she laid on the floor kicking and screaming, one of the first things out of her mouth was ‘I have been through sooo much’. Sounded a lot to me like she was the one playing the victim. Andy Cohen should know that yes, Kenya brings drama, but drama also brings ratings. Porsche has become a fairly useless character on the show.
In the beginning, fans went wild over The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but one thing we always see is that at least one character grows far too big for their britches, though it isn’t unheard of for there to be more. What is it with some of these women? They give all women a bad name. Their face is shown on TV, and the next thing you know, they’re gourmet chefs, bakers, authors, models, actresses and singers galore, news anchors, clothing/purse/cosmetic/shoe/wig designers, fitness instructors, wine connoisseurs, talk show hosts, radio show hosts, weather reporters, professional dancers, you name it. Suddenly, the money that they’ve been fortunate enough for Bravo to have been paying them is a mere pittance to them, and their grubby paws are digging in Bravo’s wallet as they a demand a 300% pay increase!
Enter Nene Leakes. It is disgraceful what they pay that woman. Just because a low-budget show was desperate enough to allow her to be part of their cast, she truly believes that she’s a Hollywood starlet. Shame on Bravo for allowing her to remain a part of the RHOA cast. The three whose paychecks deserve to be that fat – Phaedra, Kandi, and Kenya – are reportedly getting considerably less than the likes of Nene and Porsche. The best example, next to Nene, is Heather Dubrow. During her first season, she came across as a somewhat likeable person, although her braggart ways were extremely obvious. Then suddenly, she’s a major movie star! I’m still reeling by the fact that Hot in Cleveland would allow her a cameo, as she’s not a good actress; currently, the other RHOC women are getting more of a taste of her ‘holier-than-thou’ persona, as she’s constantly correcting their grammar, correcting them on the temperature that wine should be chilled at, and continually making them feel like she’s somehow above them. I hope that Bravo has a set of boots prepared, one with Nene Leakes’ name on it, and the other with Heather Dubrow’s, and that they give each the boot, and soon. Perhaps it would make the Real Housewives shows smashing successes and expand their viewership.