'Real Housewives of Atlanta' News: Nene Leakes Becomes Highest Paid Housewife on Bravo


NeNe Leakes

Real Housewives of Atlanta reality star NeNe Leakes

"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Nene Leakes is about to live an even more fabulous life than before as Bravo has recently given her a sizable raise to convince her to be on the show's seventh season.

According to Radar Online, Leakes will be earning $1.5 million for the upcoming season, making her the highest-paid Bravo reality star.

A source from the website said that Leakes was able to successfully negotiate for the pay increase "because she is the most popular housewife of any of the Bravo franchises."

"Without Nene, RHOA wouldn't be the ratings blockbuster that it continues to be. While some of the other shows including [Real Housewives of New Jersey] and [Real Housewives of New York] have endured ratings slumps, Atlanta has never had to endure that," the insider explained.

Last year, OK! Magazine revealed who among the housewives in the Bravo family is currently the highest paid. Nene Leakes was leading at $1 million, followed by Teresa Giudice of RHONJ at $650,000, while Ramona Singer and Countess LuAnn De Lesseps of RHONY each earn $500,000. Vicky Gunvalsson tops the Orange County earners at $500,000, while Lisa Vanderpump of Beverly Hills earns $350,000.

Leakes has been in the show since it premiered in 2008. She also starred in a spin-off series called "I Dream of Nene" which focused on her second wedding to husband Gregg Leakes.

The reality star was a contestant on season 18 of "Dancing With the Stars" and had a recurring role on "Glee." She was also a regular cast member on "The New Normal" before it was canceled.

Currently she has a very successful clothing line for "regular sized" woman on HSN and helps Andy Cohen comment on fashions at Hollywood Award shows for "What Happens: Live."

See more of Nene Leakes and the other housewives when "Real Housewives of Atlanta" returns on Nov. 9 on Bravo.

 




 

 



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Jennifer Lopez and Viola Davis

   see full story at http://www.accessatlanta.com/weblogs/buzz/2014/jan/21/photo-jennifer-lopez-viola-davis-film-metro-atlant/

   Jennifer Lopez and Viola Davis have each filmed in Atlanta before, and now the two talented ladies are teaming up.

   Lopez, who starred in the 2012 ensemble comedy "What to Expect When You're Expecting," and the Oscar-nominated Davis, who starred in the 2013 thriller    "Prisoners"(which is up for an Academy Award), are partnering for "Lila and Eve."

   "Two distraught mothers, whose children were gunned down in a drive-by, team up to avenge their deaths after local authorities fail to take action," is the plot, per imdb.

   The movie filmed in the downtown Decatur area today. Here's a photo that shows J-Lo, left, and Davis bundled up against the cold. Sorry about Atlanta's crazy weather, ladies!

   L&E will be shooting in Atlanta for several more weeks.


Da Brat Ordered To Pay $6.4 Million For Assaulting Ex-NFL Cheerleader

Back in 2007, Shawntae Harris a.k.a. rapper Da Brat hit a nightclub hostess and former Falcons cheerleader in the face with a rum bottle in Atlanta. Harris went to prison for almost three years, but her debt hasn't been fully paid, according to a jury.

Harris's prison sentence was for the original aggravated assault charge, but Shayla Stevens also filed a civil suit that asked for financial compensation. And Stevens won that suit today when a Cobb County jury ruled that Harris must pay $6.4 million—$3.7 million in compensatory damages and $2.7 million in punitive damages—to Stevens, who suffered a brain injury because of the attack, according to her lawyer.

It doesn't seem like Da Brat would have $6.4 million to shell out, but her lawyer has not appealed the decision yet, though she believed it was excessive.

[Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

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(ATLANTA) Monami EntertainmentNFGTV and Myx Fusions gave over 300 Atlanta press and industry insiders a sneak preview of the Season 2 premiere episode of VH1's "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta." Guests packed Cream Ultra Lounge to get a glimpse of the attending cast which included Stevie J, Joseline Hernandez, Mimi Faust, Erica Dixon, Rasheeda Frost, Kirk Frost, Shay Johnson, Momma Dee, BenzinoMingnon Dixon and newcomers Traci Steele, Babey Drew and Che Mack. Executive producer Mona Scott-Young welcomed the crowd, adding that season 2 is just as thrilling as the first one. BOSSIP senior editor Janee Bolden moderated the cast Q&A, while DJ Fadelf kept the crowd moving throughout the night. Additional guests included Shawty Lo, DJ Toomp, Adiz Bambi ("Basketball Wives"), Alexandra Dilworth (Bravo's "Taking Atlanta"),Sincerely Ward (Bravo's "Taking Atlanta") and more. Special thanks to Myx Fusions, Malibu Red andCiroc.

 

"Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" premieres Monday, April 22 at 8pm ET/PT on VH1. Visit the show online atwww.lovehiphopatlanta.vh1.com.

 

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