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NeNe Leakes Books ABC Game Show with Anthony Anderson and Betty White for First Post-Real Housewives of Atlanta Gig

Originally posted 07/01/2015 05:30PM

NeNe Leakes is not the type to play games. Or so we thought …

In fact, that's exactly what she'll be doing in her first gig booked after exiting The Real Housewives of Atlanta, According to The Hollywood Reporter. Leakes is headed to ABC's To Tell the Truth – a reboot of the 1960s hit in which three people all claim to be the same person while celebrity panelists try to figure out who's the real deal.

Leakes – who announced to PEOPLE on Monday that she is quitting RHOA – will serve as a panelist on the show alongside Betty White, and Black-ish star Anthony Anderson will host.

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NeNe Leakes Reveals What She'll Miss Most About RHOA

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What NeNe Leakes Will Miss Most About Real Housewives of Atlanta

Originally posted 07/01/2015 02:45PM

Despite the fact that she "feels free" after announcing to PEOPLE on Monday that she is not returning for season 8 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, star NeNe Leakes does have a few fond memories.

"It's been bittersweet for me," Leakes, 48, tells PEOPLE of her Housewives journey. "I've been there since the very beginning. When I started, my youngest son was in third grade, now he's in the 11th!"

While she's happy to be done with the drama, "I'll miss some of the laughs that I've had on the show over the years," says Leakes.

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NeNe Leakes on RHOA Exit: 'I Don't Know If the Show Will Survive Without Me ...'

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NeNe Leakes on RHOA Exit: 'I Don't Know If the Show Will Survive Without Me ...'

Originally posted 06/30/2015 03:10PM

The star has left the building!

At least that's how NeNe Leakes feels about her grand exit from Bravo's hit Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Leakes will not return for the show's eighth season, she announced to PEOPLE exclusively Monday.

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Kenya Moore Reacts to NeNe Leakes Leaving RHOA With Some Choice Emojis | Bravo, Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kenya Moore, NeNe Leakes

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Kenya Moore Reacts to NeNe Leakes Leaving RHOA With Some Choice Emojis

Originally posted 06/30/2015 09:40AM

As she's arguably the biggest star of Bravo's Real Housewives franchise, NeNe Leakes' departure from Real Housewives of Atlanta in advance of its eighth season has been a bitter pill to swallow for her fans.

But how did her cast mates, who she told PEOPLE "will be happy" now that they have an "opportunity to shine" with her gone, react?

Kenya Moore was the first of the RHOA ladies to respond on social media to Leakes' departure. When asked by a fan if she was glad to hear the news, Moore answered with three nail-painting emojis. (As any emoji scholar knows, the nail-painting emoji is the shadiest of the emojis, second only to the tea emoji.)



Though she's moving on to bigger things, this moment is bittersweet for Leakes, too. The 48-year-old reality star took to Instagram on Monday night to thank her fans directly for their support over the years and to express how difficult the choice was for her to make.

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NeNe Leakes Is Leaving Real Housewives of Atlanta: 'I Feel Like a Weight Has Been Lifted'

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NeNe Leakes Is Leaving Real Housewives of Atlanta: 'I Feel Like a Weight Has Been Lifted'

Originally posted 06/29/2015 07:25PM

You're going to need a glass of wine for this one. After nearly eight drama-filled years on Bravo's hit Real Housewives of Atlanta, fast-talking fan favorite NeNe Leakes is calling it quits, she tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Leakes, 48 – arguably the network's biggest star, who's been with the show since its inception – will not be returning for season 8. She says there comes a time when enough is enough.

"This was definitely a hard decision for me," Leakes tells PEOPLE. "Me and my husband [Gregg Leakes] have been going back and forth on it for weeks now. But my contract is up and I just think this is the right time. This is my opportunity to spread my wings and do different things."

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WATCH: The Real Housewives of Atlanta Celebrates 100 Episodes of Weave, Wigs and Wig-Outs

Originally posted 06/29/2015 10:10AM



Oh, how the time flies.

It was way back on Oct. 7, 2008, when the world was introduced to The Real Housewives of Atlanta – and now the Bravo reality show is celebrating a milestone with a brand-new TV special.

"I've been on the show for 100 episodes?" NeNe Leakes asks host Andy Cohen in a preview clip exclusive to PEOPLE. "Stop it ... Oh my God. We need a therapist."

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When Reality TV Worlds Collide: NeNe Leakes Joins Kim Kardashian's Game

When Reality TV Worlds Collide: NeNe Leakes Joins Kim Kardashian's Game

Originally posted 06/27/2015 02:50PM

Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes has officially joined Kim Kardashian West's mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.

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RHOA Reunion: A Sobbing NeNe Leakes Exits the Reunion Finale in Hysterics over Her Mother

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Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion: A Sobbing NeNe Leakes Exits the Reunion Finale in Hysterics over Her Mother

Originally posted 05/10/2015 10:00PM

It was Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion finale – and Mother's Day – viewers won't soon forget, as a sobbing NeNe Leakes left the set, unable to talk about her mother.

"I can't talk about my mom … I can't talk about my mom," a nearly hysterical Leakes repeated Sunday night, before exiting.

The drama began when Dr. Jeff Gardere returned to rehash what exactly happened when Leakes stormed out of the friend-ter-vention that she organized with him and the other wives earlier this season.

"I knew about your issues of abandonment," he told a solemn, shaking Leakes. "She has been abandoned. … Your pain is part of your power."

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Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion: NeNe Leakes and Kenya Moore May Have Just Had the 'Fight of the Century'

Originally posted 05/03/2015 09:45PM

It was Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night, but the Fight of the Century may have taken place on part two of Sunday's The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion.

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NeNe Leakes Says Kenya Moore 'Went Too Far' on Real Housewives Reunion | Bravo, Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kenya Moore, NeNe Leakes

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NeNe Leakes Says Kenya Moore 'Went Too Far' on Real Housewives Reunion

Originally posted 04/27/2015 07:10PM

Nene Leakes has a lot to say following the first part of the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion that aired Sunday night on Bravo.

During the special hosted by Andy Cohen, Kenya Moore accused Leakes of flirting with Cynthia Bailey's husband Peter.

"Now see, she went too far ... they played me right there," Leakes said on NBC's New York Live on Monday.

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