We know the peachy pretties of Atlanta are known to throw some shade, but has someone out-shaded them all? Rumors started swirling when a leaked cast photo of the Real Housewives of Atlanta hit the internet over the weekend. This is more than just catty behavior, this is letting the cat out of the bag!
If the leaked image is indeed accurate, it reveals that two former favs have exited the show, while someone else got promoted AND two new girls have come to mix things up. First let’s talk about who’s out. Kenya Moore twirled herself right out of Housewives happiness to take a stab at being a real wife and mother. After secretly marrying her short time beau, Marc Daly, the show wanted Kenya to show more of her personal life on screen. Kenya allegedly refused to do so with the amount of money Bravo was offering. Because of this, the former Miss USA is taking a step out of the limelight to focus on her family. Speaking of money, Shereé Whitfield is the second housewife who will not be returning for season 11 of the hit reality series. The owner of “Chateau-Shereé” took to social media to say she “was not interested in entertaining the low ball offer that was sent. Know ur worth.” I think that sums up her reasoning rather nicely.
Now for the newbies. Eva Marcille looks to have been promoted from “friend” to full on housewife this season. Also being given an official peach will be Shamari Devoe, wife of Ronnie Devoe of New Edition, and Tanya Sam, a registered nurse who owns her own company building agency. Not a ton of information surrounding the new ladies has been released yet but a picture does speak a thousand words. Rounding out the cast it seems will be Atlanta veterans Kandi Buruss, Porsha Williams, Cynthia Bailey and Nene Leakes. Speaking of Nene, the Atlanta OG took to social media to express her anger over the leaked photo. Nene does not say that the photo is inaccurate, rather it “doesn’t represent some of [the housewives] in the best light!” Interesting word choice Nene.
In any event, none of this has yet to be confirmed or denied by the execs over at Bravo so we may just have to wait and see. No official premiere date has been given for season 11 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta but we can expect the series to come back sometime next year.
VIDEO:Rolled Ice Cream, Cheetos Bagels And Grasshoppers Are Just Some Of The Unusual Things Brian Balthazar Has Eaten On ‘The Wendy Williams Show’
You’ve seen pop culture expert, Brian Balthazar, appear on The Wendy Williams Show quite a bit over the last few years. He even co-hosted the show on three separate occasions. It wasn’t until his last visit where he and Jason Biggs chowed down on a KFC Cheetos Chicken Sandwich that it hit me: Being on the daytime talk show makes Brian Balthazar hungry!
The proof is in the pudding…pun definitely intended. Carla Hall made sure to bring some snacks for Brian when they cohosted together.
Sure, Wendy is known for telling us to “grab a snack and come on back”…
But you’d have to be absolutely famished to want to eat fish sliders at 10am.
He’s gotten so hungry he resorted to eating GRASSHOPPER TACOS on the show!
Could it be that Brian isn’t actually hungry though? Could he just be a brave soul willing to be the taste tester so we don’t have to? Could my theory be flawed?!
I suddenly feel like maybe we owe Brian a big thanks…
Either way, it’s fun to watch! Click below to take a look at a compilation of all the fun stuff Brian Balthazar has eaten on The Wendy Williams Show!
Can’t Go Out? Here’s Six Ways You Can See The World Right From Your Very Own Home
Turns out there are plenty of ways to beat the boredom blues!
Countries around the world are being asked to practice social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. Most businesses, attractions, theaters and museums have been closed down to help prevent the spread of the virus. Just last night here in the U.S., it was announced that the self-quarantine guidelines are to remain in place until April 30th of this year. Another month at home doesn’t have to mean another month of carb-loading and channel flipping though! There are actually quite a few ways to keep your brain stimulated during these unprecedented, sedentary times. Below you will find six ways to experience the world from your very own house…and don’t worry, I wouldn’t put anything on this list that would require changing out of your comfy sweats.
Virtually experience the happiest place on Earth.
Safe to say we can all use a little happiness during these troubling times so why not turn to the home of happiness itself, DisneyWorld. YouTube channel, Virtual Disney World, offers dozens of 360 degree videos that allow you to virtually experience DisneyWorld attractions, shows, hotels, monorails, trains, boats, park areas and more. These videos are fully immersive meaning you simply pan your VR-headset, phone or tablet in any direction to experience all of the excitement happening around you. Now, you can relive the magic you’ve loved your whole life anytime from anywhere! *Giant turkey leg smell not included….unless you’re actually cooking turkey legs while watching these videos, in which case I applaud your commitment.
Tour a national park on Google Earth.
Take a hike…well sort of. Hiking is a fun activity that can be done alone or with very few others, remember we are in socially distant times, but making your way to a trail might be a challenge these days. Public transportation schedules have been drastically altered and even if they weren’t, a crowded train or a bus just sounds like the breeding ground for some heinous germs right now. You could try to carpool but again…germs! You can avoid any viral risk by simply checking out one of the 30+ virtual hikes on Google Earth. Last year, Google Earth released virtual tours of some of the most beautiful parks in the country. Grand Canyon National Park, Redwood National Park, Everglades National Park and so many others are featured in this exciting experience. On your “hike” you will see some of the most breathtaking trails and views these parks have to offer. Best part? You don’t need bug spray.
Check out some of NYC’s finest street art.
It’s hard to feel particularly cultured when you’re wiping the crumbs from your second lunch off your overly worn pajamas. With that being said, we should not let our love for the arts fade like our flannels have. Instead, check out some of New York’s coolest street art via Google Arts and Culture. Their online experience 9 Amazing Street Art Murals In New York provides a fully immersive, virtual tour of some amazing art. In this tour you will see stunning artwork from prolific artists such as Eduardo Kobra, Keith Haring, Banksy and more. No need for a MetroCard to see these murals which is great because now you can put that $2.75 towards your next Seamless order.
Sing along while streaming your favorite Broadway shows.
Broadway has taught us all how defy gravity but now it’s helping us defy boredom too! Theater has been the perfect vehicle for escapism since it’s inception and now you can escape without even leaving your home! BroadwayHD is a streaming service that began broadcasting beloved Broadway shows back in 2015. With over 300 shows in their catalog, you can belt along to all of your favorite shows without having to worry about being escorted out of a theater. The platform is currently offering a free 7-day trial along with a very affordable $8.99/month plan. A one-year subscription is still cheaper than tickets to just one broadway show!
Virtually wander through some of the most impressive museums.
Staring at the same four walls of your apartment for weeks on end definitely won’t keep your mind stimulated, trust me I know. Combat the brain laze by learning about some of the world’s most fascinating arts and histories. Many of the world’s finest museums are offering virtual tours that provide users with a fully immersive experience. Never made it to that dream trip to Paris? Tour the Lourve from your couch! Embarrassed by how out of breath you were when you finally climbed all of those stairs getting into The Met? Skip the stairs and see it all online! Never perfected that English accent? That’s ok, no one will hear you on this virtual tour of The National Gallery in London! There are dozens of museums providing these tours and you can find most of them through a quick internet search. I listed a few below because this is the most brain stimulation I plan on having today.
Go to a house party.
NOT LITERALLY!!! We all know with the social distancing guidelines the last thing we should do is host a house party. To remedy our social urges is the new digital platform called HouseParty, which allows users to throw virtual parties with their friends. Like on many other live-streaming apps, HouseParty allows you and your friends to simultaneously FaceTime. What makes this app special, however, is its gaming feature. With HouseParty you and your friends can choose from a variety of party games to play all while maintaining a safe distance. The app is available for iOS, Android, macOS, and Chrome and is truly putting a new twist on classic pajama parties.
Be sure to try something new today otherwise you might just go crazy. We are living in unprecedented times so we might as well try some unprecedented ways of entertaining ourselves. Stay safe out there and stay socially distant…only physically of course!
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AWWW: A Rescue Team Of 9 Was Needed To Rescue 1 Adorably Chubby Rat
Over in Bensheim, Germany a rotund rodent got herself into a jam when she tried to squeeze through a hole of a manhole cover only to get stuck…and honestly, I can relate. When I was 8 years old I tried to squeeze my thunder-thighs-in-training into a children’s swing and it took my dad and three other grown men to get me out. I am the German fat-rat!
Volunteer firefighters were called when a young girl noticed the fat rat was stuck and no time was wasted to help the poor critter. Eight firefighters and at least one animal rescuer appeared on the scene to safely extract the chubby critter. Animal rescuer Michael Sehr told BBC “She had a lot of winter flab and was stuck fast at her hip. There was no going forward or back.” When asked why anyone would even want to save something so many are repulsed by Sehr said “Even animals that are hated by many deserve respect.”
Alls well that ends well! Hopefully no authorites will be needed to help me shimmy out of these skinny jeans I thought looked cute this morning…in the meantime, check out the entire rescue below!