11:35 PM EDT 06/17/2013
Originally posted 06/17/2013 01:25PM
Not since Lauren Caitlin Upton's mangled response in 2007's Miss Teen USA competition has a finalist's answer in a pageant picked up traction like it did on Sunday night.
With six finalists remaining in Las Vegas's Miss USA competition, it was Miss Utah Marissa Powell's turn to answer a question that could make or break her chances of winning the crown.
"A recent report shows that in 40 percent of American families with children, women are the primary earners, yet they continue to earn less than men," announced one of the judges, NeNe Leakes. "What does this say about society?"
Originally posted 05/01/2013 09:55AM
Porsha Stewart may want to watch her back.
Since Kim Zolciak's mid-season departure from The Real Housewives of Atlanta, NeNe Leakes is the only remaining original star of Bravo's hit show.
Does that give her any sway over who's in and who's out when it comes to a sixth season? Maybe it does and maybe it doesn't, but one thing is for sure: NeNe is not afraid to let her opinions be known.
Originally posted 04/23/2013 05:30PM
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Stewart discovered last month that her husband was filing for divorce on Twitter – and she's still getting over the painfully public news.
"When you're married you definitely feel like you have the ability to communicate with your mate enough for them to come in and say, 'Hey, we're going to get a divorce.' But that didn't happen," Stewart tells PEOPLE. "I found out about [the divorce filing] on Twitter, which was surprising. I'm still in total shock."
Yet Stewart, 31, is trying to stay strong after her split with former NFL star Kordell Stewart, 40, and beginning to rebuild her life with the help of family and friends, including RHOA costars such as NeNe Leakes, who criticized the Stewarts' relationship in a blog on BravoTV.com prior to the split.
"I'm definitely blessed to have a strong support system around me," Porsha says. "NeNe, she's been through a similar situation in her past. She's telling me to take care of me right now, and that's what I'm doing."
Originally posted 03/03/2013 02:00PM
On Wednesday night, Glee and The New Normal creator Ryan Murphy was honored with the PaleyFest Icon Award in Beverly Hills...and the actors whose careers he helped launch were there to celebrate.
Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer, Andrew Rannells, Jane Lynch, NeNe Leakes, Justin Bartha and Chord Overstreet all stepped out to honor Murphy, who also created Nip/Tuck, American Horror Story and Popular.
At the event presented by Samsung Galaxy, costars turned couple Michele and Monteith were "super lovey dovey," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "They barely left each other's side throughout the evening."
Originally posted 02/14/2013 05:00AM
Wedding planner to the stars Preston Bailey finally got the wedding of his dreams when, just after midnight on Valentine's Day, he tied the knot in an over-the-top ceremony with Theo Bleckmann.
Bailey, 63, whose list of glamorous clients includes Oprah Winfrey, Donald Trump and Catherine Zeta-Jones, pulled out all the stops for his own nuptials with his partner of seven years. On the top floor of the Empire State Building, in a ceremony officiated by dear friend Joan Rivers – who got ordained online for the occasion – the couple married in a dazzling King Kong-themed extravaganza.
"We love the imagery of the films but King Kong has a tragic ending," says Bailey. "We wanted to create a happy ending."
Originally posted 01/02/2013 04:10PM
What better way to kick off the New Year than with a commitment to the one you love?
We already know Hugh Hefner tied the knot, Brandy got engaged and Friday Night Lights star Zach Gilford quietly married actress Kiele Sanchez. But which other celebs celebrated love and romance over the holidays?
NeNe Leakes is hinting that she has some happy news to share. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Tweeted a photo of herself and her ex-husband, Gregg Leakes, celebrating New Year's Eve together. She followed up with a series of romantic photos – rose petals in the hallway, a heart constructed of Hersey's kisses on the bed – and finally wrote, "My answer was Yes." So is she engaged? A rep for the reality star and actress would not confirm any news.
Originally posted 12/14/2012 11:05AM
There's trouble in paradise.
The women of The Real Housewives of Atlanta – minus former Housewife Kim Zolciak – have taken their men on a romantic trip to Anguilla for some boating, sunbathing ... and, of course, brawling.
In a sneak peek at Sunday's episode, flames erupt between new cast members Porsha Stewart and Kenya Moore, who got off on the wrong foot earlier this season when Porsha mistakenly called Kenya, who is a former Miss USA, Miss America.
"I feel like I am in the midst of Katrina mixed with a Georgia tornado all at once. It's crazy," costar Phaedra Parks says of the screaming match that saw NeNe Leakes step between the ladies to try to settle them down.
Originally posted 12/06/2012 03:05PM
She really didn't want everyone up in her grill.
Following last Sunday's cliffhanger on the Real Housewives of Atlanta, an extended clip (below) shows just how angry Kim Zolciak got during and after the lunch with her costars that apparently prompted her to quit the show.
Badgered by her the cast, including NeNe Leakes, about why she won't go on vacation with them, a pregnant Zolciak bolts from the restaurant and gets into a skirmish with a cameraman outside – as her husband, Kroy Biermann, comes out of his car to protect her.
Originally posted 11/26/2012 04:00PM
Kim Zolciak is calling it quits on the Real Housewives of Atlanta, but the drama is far from over.
In a teaser for the Dec. 2 episode, a pregnant Zolciak argues with her fellow Housewives about going on a vacation with them before declaring, "I'm done with this whole thing." She walks out on them and shoves a camera out of her way in a huff.
Bravo has confirmed to PEOPLE that Zolciak is off Real Housewives of Atlanta after the Dec. 2 episode.
Meanwhile, Zolciak has said on Twitter that she is leaving the Real Housewives for a spinoff. Earlier this year, she starred in her own Bravo spinoff show called Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding, and Bravo has also confirmed to PEOPLE that a second season, currently titled Don't Be Tardy..., has been picked up.
So is Zolciak's seemingly-abrupt exit by choice? Housewives costar NeNe Leakes is fueling the (gossip) fire with her assertion that Zolciak was fired. And now the former friends have taken to Twitter to battle it out.
Originally posted 10/31/2012 06:00AM
NeNe Leakes spent her Sunday afternoon at Target in West Hollywood with a female friend. With her friend pushing the cart, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star navigated the store.
"Their cart held an air mattress pump, a case of water and a 12-pack of Sprite," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "NeNe stood in the produce section for a bit before adding some grapes to her cart."
While waiting to checkout, the New Normal actress pointed out Sofia Vergara on the cover of a magazine to her friend.
Meanwhile, Lost actor Doug Hutchison and his wife Courtney Stodden – who are both on Couples Therapy – were also spotted shopping in the same store.
– Patrick Gomez
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