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RHOA briefs: Why Kandi almost left the show; Porsha Williams in 'Sharknado 5;' Apollo vs. Phaedra redux

This was posted on Thursday, June 1, 2017 by Rodney Ho/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Kandi Burruss had a crazy tough season nine on "Real Housewives of Atlanta," by far her most arduous since she joined the show in 2009.

She almost quit, she told Us magazine.

“During season 9, I was feeling like I might want to leave because there was so much hate from fans online and I was having trouble because, how do you defend yourself from a lie?” Burruss said. “How do you defend yourself from something that never happened?”

She was referencing Phaedra Parks for spreadng lies about her supposedly wanting to kidnap and rape Porsha Williams on top of allegations of her husband cheating on her and their home having a sex dungeon.

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Now that the truth is out, Burruss is okay. She's going to be back season 10.

Parks? Her future on the show is bleak.


With Syfy's absurd "Sharkado" film series on its fifth round, it's bringing a whole raft of new celebrity cameos this summer.

This time around, Porsha Williams will play Andromeda, an archeologist and member of the elite “Sharknado Sisterhood."

Other cameos this time around include Chris Kattan, Fabio, Tony Hawk, Clay Aiken, Olivia Newton-John, Bret Michaels, Margaret Cho, Charo, Al Roker, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.

Brandi Glanville, Cynthia Bailey and Kenya Moore had cameos on "Sharknado 4."


Apollo and Phaedra during the taping of the season 6 reunion show for "Real Housewives of Atlanta." CREDIT: Bravo

Apollo Nida is requesting a change in the pre-nuptial agreement, signed before Parks joined "Real Housewives of Atlanta," because their financial situation changed drastically after that happened. They are in the middle of trying to get divorced. Nida, who is in federal prison for ID theft and bank fraud, wants more money from Parks than he was offered in the pre nup.

TMZ reports that Parks has said the pre-nup is ironclad.


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