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Kandi Burrus ain’t ever missed a meal or a coin. “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star is back with another spin-off: “Kandi and the Gang”. The show follows Kandi’s restaurant, Old Lady Gang, her family and their staff. We’re two episodes in and Brian Redmond is already a breakout star.
Since filming, Brian describes the experience as surreal. “I really cannot believe it, it’s been a four year journey from when Todd first came to me with everything, and I’m just ecstatic that it’s finally here,” says Brian. “We had a lot of hiccups and a lot of obstacles, but we finally made it. High anxiety is all I can say. As a boss Brian would describe Kandi as laid back, loyal and understanding. He says, “what you see is what you get. She ain’t gonna take no stuff though.” He goes on to say that she is exactly the same in real life as she is on TV.
In episode two Brian opens up about his struggle with substance abuse. Regarding alcohol and drugs he states, “drinking was a part of it, but before the drugs I drank like a normal person. My journey with the drugs started and everything completely went left.” He would wake up and start the day with cocaine. He would even call it his “wake up”, to feel normal. He admits that he would even have the dope man come into his job. Brian is honest and sincere about his struggles in hopes that his story may help a lot of people. “When you’re honest, can’t nobody say nothing.”
You’d think that anyone with a substance abuse history would find it hard to work at a restaurant that serves alcohol, but Brian revealed that the drinks aren’t really the issue at OLG. He takes more issue with some of his coworkers, like Brandon, who he believes should take more initiative as a manager. Brian says that Brandon can be lazy. Brian would describe himself as a team player; if you need a drink he’s got it, if he needs to fry some chicken, he’ll fry some chicken, but he makes it clear he’s not cleaning the bathroom, but he knows who to get to clean it.
Word on the street is that Brian is a singer, but he would refer to himself as a renaissance man. “As you see throughout, I have a lot of hats, wigs, toupees, all kinds of stuff.”
The LGBTQIA+ representation on the show is real. Redmond says, “I think it’s great to finally start seeing it on TV in this way. Normally you know we’re like the standby or the bestfriend or the one you go out with. We’re usually the add on, the accessory, we’re never really the actual stars of the show.
i’m very much so happy to see it. I think it is about time. I feel like a lot of networks, if you really look from afar, have been scared to do it. They don’t know how it’s gonna reflect. If you see it in real life happening and now you see it in numbers and on other shows, “hey RuPaul”, Then why not try it. It’s called taking a risk. And the risk is coming with some good results behind it so it’s about time. I’m glad they dived in and just went all the way and said hey let’s do it.”
Brian joins us in playing the shady truth game. When asked who is always on time he picks his bestie Torin, and as to who is always late, Dom’Unique and Shawndreca. According to Brian Torin is also the most helpful on the clock, while Shawndreca is the least helpful and always on her phone, along with Brandon.
No one really gets in trouble anymore, but Brian says back in the day he probably got the most heat. He is closest to Torin and Shawndreca. “She’s been coming over the house. We’ve gotten a lot closer like the last year and a half.”
When asked who he would like to know better, it was a no brainer, Phillip. He describes him as rigid at work, so he would like to see that other side to him. When the staff goes out Phillip will join every now and then. “He’ll pop in, like a plant, then he’s gone. I don’t understand,” says Redmond.
Lastly, if he could demote anyone it would be Brandon. He’d put him in “dishes.”
Fans have waited for about 7 years for the Real Housewives of Miami to return to our TV screens. Well the wait is finally over.
Season 4 of RHOM premieres December 16th on NBCUniversal’s streaming plarform: Peacock. Alexia Echevarria, Lisa Hochstein and Larsa Pippen are returning to the cast. They will be joined by newcomers Guerdy Abraira, Julia Lemigova, and Dr. Nicole Martin.
It was also confirmed that Adriana De Moura and Marysol Patton will be back as friends of the Housewives along with Kiki Barth.
RHOM is produced by Purveyors of Pop with Matt Anderson, Nate Green, and Cooper Green serving as executive producers. Andy Cohen also serves as an executive producer.
Watch the Season 4 trailer here: https://twitter.com/peacockTV/status/1465787727715000324
Former RHONJ star Joe Giudice has hired a new attorney to help him in his deportation case so that he can return to the United States to see his children.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey alum, 49 — who shares daughters Gia, 20, Gabriella, 17, Milania, 15, and Audriana, 12, with ex-wife Teresa Giudice — told Us Weekly on Friday why he wants to come back after spending two years in his native Italy. (He was deported in October 2018 after serving three years in prison for fraud.)
“I would like to be able to see my children again in our home state, be a part of their lives, be physically present when they need me and watch them grow up,” Joe said, adding that he is also hoping to reunite with more loved ones.
“I yearn to hold my grandmother in my arms again before the time comes [in which] she is no longer on this Earth. [I want to] be with my mother [and] my family, to be in the place I have called home since I was a year old.”
According to the outlet, Joe’s manager Dominique Enchinton connected him with immigration lawyer Jessica M. Cadavid, who is helping the dad of four in his legal battle.
“I’m hopeful and pray that I can finally go home in the near future,” continued Joe, who frequently meets up with his daughters in the Caribbean.
Cadavid, of Cadavid & Associates, said that she has been working on the case for two months and is filing a waiver of inadmissibility, which, in her words, is a “kind of a forgiveness from the United States government.”
Cadavid noted that former President Trump’s administration was not keen on approving such waivers, but is more optimistic now that President Biden is in office.
“We are hopeful that this time around, we can take a look at his file with time that has passed from his deportation and the fact that he has a family here, he still has children here,” she said. “He could ask the government for forgiveness and at least come back to be able to see his family.”
The attorney said that it could take “14 months at a minimum” before a judge will be able to address Joe’s case.
Melissa Gorga told Page Six in an exclusive new interview that fans of The Real Housewives of New Jersey should anticipate “big explosions” of drama when the long-running reality series comes back for Season 12.
“It’s definitely crazy. There’s moments in there [where] I was like, ‘Wow, I thought we were way past that’ — especially when you think everyone’s happy now and in love bubbles,” she said, pointing to sister-in-law Teresa Giudice’s relationship with her new fiancé, Luis “Louie” Ruelas.
“Then you see things explode and you’re like, ‘Where did that come from?!’” Gorga continued. ‘[It’s] very comparable to the beginning seasons that we’re all remembering.”
When things got rocky among the women of “RHONJ,” the “On Display” podcast host revealed that Ruelas, 46, often stepped in to curtail Giudice’s passionate outbursts.
Porsha Williams admits her relationship with fiancé Simon Guobadia has been a “whirlwind” — but she insists it didn’t begin until his divorce was already underway.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum, 40, clarified on Sunday that she direct-messaged Guobadia, 57, on social media after he filed paperwork in January to end his marriage to her former co-star Falynn Guobadia.
“The rest of it is history,” Simon said during the premiere of Williams’ spinoff, “Porsha’s Family Matters.”
The Bravolebrity caused a social media uproar in May when she announced her engagement to Simon while his divorce was still playing out in court.
“I had no idea that the timeline was such a mindf–ck for the public,” Williams said in a confessional, referencing her Instagram post on Mother’s Day in which she debuted her engagement ring while posing alongside Simon and her ex-fiancé Dennis McKinley, with whom she shares 2-year-old daughter Pilar.
Fans immediately started coming for Porsha after she announced her engagement. Some of her family members even mentioned on her new spinoff show that they heard people were saying she was a “husband stealer “.
Former RHOC star Tamra Judge attacked her former Real Housewives of Orange County co-star Shannon Beador in an angry tweet after the latter Bravo star spoke about the dissolution of their friendship.
“STFU you victim-liar! Not engaging is ’no comment,’” Judge, wrote in response to comments made by Beador, on Access Hollywood’s “Housewives Nightcap” digital segment.
Asked by hosts Emily Orozco and Lauren Herbert if she was hopeful that Judge and fellow ex-“Housewife” Vicki Gunvalson might make an appearance on the upcoming season of RHOC, Beador replied, “No.”
“[Tamra] was my best friend for six years,” Beador explained on “Housewives Nightcap.” “After she left the show, she’s been out there in the press quite often, saying things about me that are untrue. So, I’ve chosen to not engage and not address it.”
Stevie J has issued a public apology to his estranged wife, Faith Evans, for “talking crazy” to her in a video that went viral, last week.
Fans were shocked to see Stevie harshly berating his wife in video footage exposed only days after he filed for divorce. The video was obtained by blogger, Tasha K, and revealed the former Love & Hip Hop star filming himself scolding Faith inside their bedroom. The video lasted one minute and forty-eight seconds.
Stevie posted his apology, via a video on Instagram, on Wednesday.
“I’d like to make this video for my wife. A video was released last week that showed talking crazy to my wife. Publicly humiliate my wife,” the music producer said in the video.
“I’d like to apologize and say sorry that I even allowed someone to come into my home and steal a computer and be able to do that to us,” Stevie added. “You’re an amazing person. I’d like to apologize to your family, they don’t deserve that either. No, she ain’t cheat. I was just in the moment — you know how us guys do. I’d like to take the time to apologize to you, Faith, and let you know I love you. I’m here for you, always.”
Faith has yet to publicly respond to her husband’s apology.
Things are not looking good for Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Shereé Whitfield, and her boyfriend, Tyrone Gilliams. Tyrone has beef with Bravo, according to reports, and has supposedly slapped the network with a cease and desist letter.
The trouble seemingly began when the comeback reality star set up a meeting with Tyrone and tried to have the interaction filmed for the upcoming season of RHOA. TMZ reported earlier this month that Shereé and Tyrone, who is currently under home confinement, had not communicated since the production flop, which occurred on November 6.
Tyrone, 55, was released from prison and transferred to a Philadelphia halfway house in February 2021. It was reported at the time that the couple was already planning their wedding.
As reported — Shereé reportedly told Tyrone that she was leaving New York and coming to Philadelphia for a visit earlier this month. Things seemingly went sideways when Shereé informed Tyrone that she would be bringing a RHOA camera crew to document the meeting. The outlet reported that Shereé was hoping to film a scene in a restaurant, but the plan was shut down due to Tyrone’s home confinement status. A trip to a restaurant could have landed Tyrone back behind bars, so he passed, citing the dicey optics that came with the filming opportunity.
Producers reportedly told Tyrone’s attorneys that they would have the footage edited to make it appear that Tyrone had stood up Shereé. A photo of the returning RHOA alum later circulated on the internet, revealing Shereé sitting alone inside a Philadelphia eatery. Perceptive fans noticed the camera crew and two menus on the table and assumed that Tyrone was part of the picture.
Tyrone’s legal team reportedly sent Bravo a cease and desist letter that accuses the show of using his name and image without his permission. The letter states that because Tyrone has been discussed many times, he has provided a storyline. He believes that Bravo is profiting off his name without his consent, and is reportedly threatening to take legal action if the network does not remove every snippet of his persona from social media and captured RHOA footage. He has yet to film any scenes for the upcoming season.
Tyrone was convicted of wire fraud after being accused of stealing more than $5 million from investors. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, in 2013. He will face three years of supervised release upon his release from the halfway house. He was also ordered to pay $5 million in restitution, according to FBI records. The former baseball player attended Penn State University. He stole millions by operating a Ponzi scheme and used the funds to support a lavish lifestyle. He purchased expensive cars and jewelry and threw extravagant parties. Tyrone even hired celebrities to host the bashes with the money stolen from investors.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta season 14 is currently in production.