Forget about being “Tardy for the Party”! It seems Kim Zolciak and NeNe Leakes may not even be invited to the party! A report claims Bravo producers are looking to replace the feuding stars in the third season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. “Things with NeNe and Kim have been intense,” a source told the The New York Daily News, “but Bravo feels the show is about the franchise as a whole and won’t let one person stop it.”
The two frenemies are reportedly demanding bigger paychecks from Bravo for the upcoming season and the show’s producers are “so fed up with their diva-esque requests” that they’re “taking meetings with some notable and wealthy Atlanta women” about joining the show in Kim and NeNe’s place.
One person you don’t have to worry about joining the ATL cast of the Housewives franchise is Usher’s ex wife Tameka Foster Raymond. All of the current cast members were very adamant about not allowing her a spot on their show, threatening to walk if she were cast.
“Tameka isn’t very popular in Atlanta,” says the source, who reveals that the 39-year-old was initially in the running. “The producers asked each one of the women how they would feel if she were cast, and they all said that they’d walk. That’s the one thing they’ve been united about.”
Fan favorites Kandi Burruss and Sheree Whitfield will most likely return for the upcoming third season of the show. Nothing is confirmed though, but the network feels strongly about the two women and the only thing that would prevent them from coming back would be a personal decision on the women themselves.
“Kandi was a fan favorite last season. Her audience approval ratings were through the roof,” the insider explains. “And Sheree’s clothing line [She by Sheree] and her catch phrase, ‘Who gonna check me, boo?’ were definite standouts.”