NeNe Leakes thinks “Real Housewives of Atlanta” producers should FIRE every cast mate who is NOT married. After all, it is called “real houseWIVES.” Bloop! Peep NeNe dismissing her single cast mates on "Live with Kelly & Michael" and check out Keke Palmer sitting pretty on “The View” today inside…..
One day after the airing of Part 1 of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion, NeNe Leakes (atop, leaving the NYC studio today) came through NYC to throw shade at her single cast mates.
While chatting with Michael Strahan and Robin Roberts (who was filling in for Kelly Ripa), the last standing original castmember (dubbing herself as the “queen” of the show) said she would have NO problem coming back for the next season if “RHOA” producers got rid of “everybody who ain’t married.” Bloop!
She said, “Well the show is called the Housewives isn’t it? So you need to be married to be on the show!” The shade honey!
NeNe, who recently nabbed a new reality show with former “RHOA” star Zolciak-Biermann, thinks the show has become very negative and producers should re-cast. She said one or two single ladies on the show is fine, but “RHOA” needs to drop a few of the single ladies on the show. NeNe then talked about why she was there for co-star Phaedra Parks as she went through all of the drama with her husband Apollo Nida.
NENE LEAKES tells us who she would like to see kicked of Real Housewives of Atlanta. Bravo Robin Roberts Phaedra Parks
Brotherly Love star Keke Palmer got glammed up to guest co-host on “The View” this morning, following an extensive press tour for her new film. For today’s look, she rocked a printed Peter Pilotto dress, paired with pink Christian Louboutin pumps and JLANI Jewels. Do we love it?
"Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts was busy this morning! After hosting "Live with Kelly & Michael", she was a guest on "The View". She sat down with the ladies to talk about a few upcoming stories she’s working on, including what life is like 10 years after Hurricane Katrina. She also shared a few clips from her exclusive interview on what life is like for Cleveland kidnapping survivors Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus. Peep her interview below:
After the show....
Keke stopped to sign a few autographs for adoring fans. Nice!
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In the latest issue of UPTOWN, Queen Latifah dishes on her first nude scene, marriage equality and reveals what should would have asked Bill Cosby if she had the chance. More inside...
Following the cancellation of her daytime talkie, The Queen Latifah Show, it's obvious that Oscar-nominated actress Queen Latifah is moving into a new phase of her career. In "Queen Latifah's Next Move," for UPTOWN Magazine, she talks very candidly about the HBO film Bessie, a powerful biopic of blues singer Bessie Smith, and tackles some very serious subjects which have followed her throughout her career (e.g. sexuality).
The wide-ranging article (read it in full here) also covers Queen Latifah's thoughts on homophobia in the Black community, marriage equality, and she reveals what she would have asked Bill Cosby regarding sexual assault allegations (if he hadn't canceled his interview with her). It's very interesting....
Here are the highlights:
On her nude scene in HBO's Bessie: “I’ve never done that before. It was a little odd but it was also a quiet, relaxing thing. Sometimes she was so alone, and it was a moment for Bessie to acknowledge her vulnerability, which I can completely relate to ... I don’t find [this nude scene] any more uncomfortable than kissing a girl in Set It Off and sticking to the script. You have to take your mind off of yourself and honor that character. Respect Cleo, respect Bessie."
On marriage equality: "Who you choose to marry is really up to you and it’s not something you should be judged on. I don’t find being gay or lesbian to be a character flaw. Couples should be protected under the laws of this country period. It actually angers me."
On her talk show, The Queen Latifah Show, being canceled: "Obviously it was disappointing but I don’t look at these things as catastrophic failures. We have a lot going on in our company alone, so I’m not worried about my next job opportunity."
On Bill Cosby amid the rape allegations: "It’s unfortunate because he has done so much in terms of entertainment, culture and black folks. But right is right and wrong is wrong. All these women, all these stories, it’s just – what a big stain on such an amazing career."
On homosexuality: "People’s ideas in general are antiquated when it comes to who you love. We haven’t moved as quickly as we probably should. And the reality is that there’s always been gay people in the black community, so it’s not foreign to us. And not just as a black community but just a society as a whole."
Bessie, starring Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams and Mo’Nique, premieres on HBO on May 16th.
Loretta Lynch was sworn in as the 83rd U.S. attorney general today. Watch the video inside...
It's official. Loretta Lynch is the 83rd U.S. attorney general. Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath of office to Attorney General Lynch at a Justice Department ceremony today, saying she was an "incredibly qualified" selection. And adding, "Ladies and gentlemen, it's about time — it's about time this woman is being sworn in." We agree. During her acceptance, Attorney General Lynch told the audience,
"I am here to tell you, if a little girl from North Carolina who used to tell her grandfather in the fields to lift her up on the back of his mule, so she could see 'way up high, Granddaddy,' can become the chief law enforcement officer of the United States of America, then we can do anything,"
Attorney General Lynch is the first black female to lead the Justice Department and her road to confirmation has been long an tedious. Although President Obama nominated her to replace Attorney General Eric Holder back in November 2014, her nomination wasn't cleared by the Senate Judiciary Committee until February. In fact, Attorney General Lynch waited longer than the seven most recent U.S. attorneys general combined for a vote on the Senate floor. But she got it! The Senate finally voted 56-43 to confirm Lynch.
“The good guys won. That’s what has happened in this country all along. Even during slavery. Levi Coffin was a founder of the Underground Railroad. Even during slavery. A white man fought against slavery. So all over this land good folks have stood in the right lane, in the right path.”
In his official statement, President Obama praised Attorney General Lynch, saying the DOJ will be better off with her in charge.
“Loretta’s confirmation ensures that we are better positioned to keep our communities safe, keep our nation secure, and ensure that every American experiences justice under the law."