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'Real Housewives of Atlanta' briefs: Kenya Moore, NeNe Leakes, Kim Fields

By RODNEY HO/, originally filed Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Daily Mail broke news that Kenya Moore threw a hissy fit on the set of Food Network's "Worst Cooks in America Celebrity Edition."

She was supposedly cut first and reportedly spent two hours on set afterwards complaining about the elimination. If this is true, it's one of the worst cases of bad sportsmanship on a show where the stakes are so darn low, it's comical. What a blow to the ego! You're on a show called 'Worst Cooks" and you get cut first? Embrace it! You can now say, "Yes! I AM the worst cook in America!"

'You would have thought she was filming a scene for Real Housewives of Atlanta the way she carried on. She cursed at the producers, badmouthed the judges and ranted: "Without me this damn show will fail",' a source close to the production told Daily Mail Online exclusively.

Apparently, she did this off camera so nobody captured the shenanigans on tape. Too bad.

Her competitors, presumably more sane: Nicole Sullivan, reality star Michael 'The Situation' Sorrentino, comedienne Loni Love, actress Barbara Eden, comedian Tommy Davidson, TV host John Henson, actress Mindy Cohn and actor Matt Dallas.


NeNe Leakes Watch What Happens Live 2016

NeNe Leakes is busy on ABC game shows. She will be on Sunday's second season debut of "Celebrity Family Feud" as well as her regular "To Tell the Truth" gig, which now airs Tuesdays on the same network.

And she recently told Andy Cohen on "Watch What Happens Live" that she recently received a second nose job.

“There was a real medical reason why I had to get [my nose] done again,” she said, noting that she had the same procedure six years ago. “My cartilage was growing in my nose, my tip was touching the top of my lip.”

She remains tight-lipped about returning to "Real Housewives" beyond saying she will be on the show in some capacity. That could mean anything from a brief guest role like last season to a full peach.



Will Kim Fields be back for a second season? Probably not. She didn't really fit in and I get a sense she felt she got what she needed from the show, which is back in the spotlight. (See "Dancing With the Stars".)

Porsha Williams was brought back to full time status season eight after being reduced to guest role season seven. She is likable enough but her penchant for getting violent does not sit well with some Bravo execs who see it as damaging to the brand and it may make it more difficult to recruit new cast members. Typically, at the point, Bravo shoots scenes with newcomers mixing with the existing cast to see how chemistry works.

We won't know for sure what the cast will be until September or so.

So far, I have not seen any new names leak out.

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