Kathie Lee Gifford is taking a week off from the “Today” show and the “Real Housewives” are filling in for her.
Beginning next Monday, June 15th, New York’s Bethenny Frankel, New Jersey’s Danielle Staub, Atlanta’s NeNe Leakes and Orange County’s Tamra Barney will, in that order, take turns guest co-hosting the fourth hour of “Today” alongside Hoda Kotb.? (Source)
Wow!? From reality television to co-hosting a real live daytime talk show? That’s really big! I can’t wait to see NeNe’s show. If I’m reading correctly, she will co-host alongside Hoda Kotb on Wednesday, June 18th.? Congrats girl!
Ciara (pictured above with Celebrity Photographer Derek Blanks) celebrated the upcoming release of her “Fantasy Ride” project with a celebrity filled bash at Atlanta’s Luckie Food Lounge last night. From what I’ve heard, the spot was filled to capacity with all of Atlanta’s who’s who. The event was also the location for a taping of the Real Housewives of Atlanta (season two) so you already know it was pandemonium up in that spot.
Monica, Young Jeezy, Juelz Santana, Rocko, Jazzy Pha and more were spotted partying in support of CiCi. Check out a few flix below:
Monica, Ciara and Ciara’s Mom
Y’all know I loves me some him, but Young Jeezy looked like he left his teeth on the nightstand in this pic.
“Ciara busted out w/a freestyle & uhhh it was not a good look…LOL.Everyone had that look on their face like WTF” ~ Seen on Twitter
I caught up with NeNe Leakes of the Real Housewives of Atlanta a few weeks ago. She shared her favorite O.S.A.M. (Old School Atlanta Memory) which happens to be…what else? Freaknik.? Since she was once a student at the AU Center, I’m know dayum well she had some tales to tell…but she kept it clean.? For the most part, NeNe wanted everyone to know that she sometimes feels like she’s not given a fair chance in the media and that her newfound celebrity is a very bittersweet thing.
Since she seems to be the ‘realest’ in the gang, a ton of celebs and talkshow hosts have been jumping on Team NENE. So far, she’s recruited Anderson Cooper, Wendy Williams, Rosie O’Donnell & even Oprah’s BFF Gayle King!
I caught up with NeNe Leakes and Sheree? Whitfield last weekend at Niecy Nash’s Birthday Bash.? We chopped it up a bit about hatin “A”zzz blogs and bloggers and when confronted, I was almost as quick to back down as Keri Hilson! Seriously though, I really like the Atlanta Housewives and wish them all success. Their real life problems prove that they’re just as prone to regular everyday bullsh*t as the rest of us, the only difference being…theirs is on front street while yours is still a family secret.
I told NeNe that all press is good press and I meant it. If they ain’t talkin bout you it means you ain’t worth talkin bout….so keep that good gossip coming!? 😆
OK…I dunno how old these flix are, but apprently NeNe Leakes and her gay husband, Dwight Eubanks were spotted at Vita in Buckhead partying it up.? Dwight arrived in his full length fur bringing with him enough Belvedere vodka to open up the bar for everyone. Talk about “extra”… 😆
Derek Blanks recently shot NeNe Leakes from The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Derek, whose earned the title of “Super celebrity photographer” a master behind the camera! He turns his subjects into a work of art and all of his images come out bangin!! Me next Derek…ME! ME! 😆