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NeNe Leakes says shes pissed off about Bravo’s portrayal of her during the 2nd season of the hit series The Real Housewives of Atlanta and she’s not taking it anymore! Leakes, who is shown during the final episode arguing with fellow castmates Kandi Burruss and allegedly choking Kim Zolciak says it’s not fair that she’s being made out the be the villain.? In a recent Essence interview, NeNe lets it all out about how the show is scripted (no surprise) and edited in a way that’s not flattering to her true self:
Why are you so upset about the show’s portrayal of you now?
Yes, I know that’s what they do, but the first season they didn’t edit me. It happened this season because we have a different show runner and this season has been a lot more planned and scripted. Last season they just let us go which made for a great show, but this time around, the show runner will say something like, you need to go over there and talk to Kim about “Tardy for the Party.” They’ve also been making a lot of changes to the sequence of events. For instance, we all arrived to Sheree’s fashion show late because there was a huge car accident, and when we arrived they all ushered us to our seats and the show began immediately, but when you see the episode they show me talking to Kandi which is not what happened.
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Frederick Richardson, the man accused of killing Ashley “A.J. Jewell during a brawl in the parking lot of the Body Tap strip club, has been freed on bond.? Richardson appeared in front of a judge today (Tuesday, Oct. 20), and left the Fulton County Jail after Magistrate Judge Karen Woodson set bond at $10,000. Richardson will not return to court until he’s indicted.
Jewell died at a local hospital on October 5th, just moments after the fight. Richardson was arrested and held without bond in the case a day later. Specifics of Richardson’s are not being revealed, however one can only assume that the Fulton County coroner’s report which stated that Sickle Cell disease may have caused AJ’s death, was a contributing factor in the judges decision.
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A coroner’s report has revealed sickle cell anemia may have played a role in the death of Ashley “AJ” Jewell, who died during a brawl in front of the Body Tap strip club. According to Fulton County Associate Medical Examiner, Dr. Kelly Rose, preliminary autopsy results lead her to believe Jewell suffered from Sickle Cell, a disease which inhibits oxygen flow to tissues in the body.
Rose says it’s most likely that Jewell was so worked up from the fight, that it’s probable that the disease prevented his body from replenishing the oxygen he lost during the incident. Although the report is plausible, AJ’s parent’s are crying FOUL and feel that it was still murder.? Check out their statement below: Continue Reading…
Ashley “A.J.” Jewell was laid to rest Friday, October 9th. Family and friends of Jewell mourned his passing and celebrated the life of the young man who’s life ended suddenly after a brawl at the strip club he co-owned.? Along with AJ’s children and former spouses, his former fiance Kandi Burruss was there supported by all of her fellow castmates.
Regardless of all the speculation surrounding his death, AJ was still a living, breathing human being who touched a lot of lives in Atlanta. Publicist April Love even wrote an ode to AJ over at FreddyO’s spot where she reminds us to keep media in perspective:
When you are reading about these people, keep in mind; this is someone?s sister, someone?s brother, someone?s son, someone?s father. And, you are only seeing a miniscule fraction of their REAL lives. Reality television producers shoot hours and hours of footage but, edit them down to forty minutes of the most ?entertaining? aspects of their subject?s lives. AJ?s father Ashley Jewell Sr., who happens to be a Pastor, spoke of a son who knew God, a son he prayed for and with, a son who he anointed with oil. He said his son was special and people who took the time to get to know him picked that up about him. And, his children will be continually be reminded of his short but meaningful legacy. It is unfortunate that he wasn?t able to find that marriage he was searching for with either of his ex-wives or with Kandi Burruss but, it?s evident that he left an indelible mark on each of their hearts.
Though it was for a very short time, I am very happy I was able to meet this guy with the unforgettable smile, Rest in Peace AJ!
And I agree. Never judge someone merely on the media’s portrayal of that person. Reality shows are edited in ways that are meant to entertain. The same goes for blogs and gossip. It’s all entertainment…that is, until someone makes up lies about you.
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In the most recent epispode of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kim Zolciak sported a brand new “engagement” ring from her married boyfriend. As everyone silently giggled at the absurdity of Kim actually believing she was gonna marry a married man, she beamed with joy and bounced around as if it was all good. Now, since I don’t see Kim as being the smartest bird in the bunch, I can only assume that either Big Poppa’s wife got at Kim or her sugar daddy finally came to his senses. Whatever the case, Kim just revealed to Essence Magazine that the *cough* engagement is off and she now has a new boo:
I am not engaged to Big Papa! I got a commitment ring last year and so when I got this new ring, I was led to believe that his divorce was final. Who gives someone a massive rock and makes this commitment if he wasn’t serious? I found out that I was still on the same merry-go-round. If there is one thing I have discovered about myself from doing this show it is that I’m just far too trusting. I’m actually dating someone new and I’m extremely happy. He’s my age, from California and cute as a button. I gave Papa almost four years of my life, so now I’m just trying to move on.
What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned from that experience?
I need to learn not to take everything at face value. I believe everything that people tell me. I wanted to believe that he was going through the steps for us to be together. I’m not a home wrecker because my husband did it to me. I would never intentionally do that to someone. I was planning my future and so excited because he was the love of my life. But as time went on, I started to wonder, why is this taking so long? I realized that I needed to really sit down and figure this out.
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