Friday, April 27, 2018

Kim Zolciak-Biermann Claims 'RHOA' Racism Comments Were Edited Out of Context


People.com:
Kim Zolciak-Biermann wants to set the record straight.

The reality TV star, who recently wrapped a return to The Real Housewives of Atlanta, released a lengthy statement about comments she made during the three-part reunion show. After the reunion wrapped, Kim, her husband Kroy Biermann, reunion host and Housewives executive producer Andy Cohen and several others were in the bathroom for a candid conversation.

During the aired portions, Kim said, "This whole racism thing in this day and age is bulls—t. Everyone one of those motherf—kers on that couch owes this world a f—kin' apology for this racism s—t. They already tried to claim that s—t long ago, Sheree [Whitfield], as you know. Nobody really bought into it because social media wasn't there and racism wasn't all that f—king real. And you know it."
In her statement, released by publicist Jack Ketsoyan, Kim said the comments were edited out of context.

"During the last RHOA Reunion episode, I made a comment that confused and offended people. I sincerely apologize. Edited out of context, I understand why my remark angered people.

"Racism is a sad reality in the United States. It has been prevalent throughout our country's history. Let me be very clear, I do NOT support, tolerate or put up with any form of racism, hate or other discrimination. My love for ALL people runs deep—I am open to all and always have been," Kim said.
"I was heartbroken when I watched the last few minutes of the episode and saw how my words were taken out of context. My comment that seemingly 'racism didn't exist 10 years ago' was made as part of a larger, emotional 45-minute conversation about how, sadly, social media has become a hub for hate. Immediately following my confusing comment, I also said that 'it's not as real as it is now' referring to the power of social media. But those remarks didn't make the show.

"I believe that social media has made a centuries-old issue more real. Before social media, the public simply observed the news. Now, the public actively participates and has an opportunity to take action—in real time," she continued.
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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Lisa Rinna Claps Back At Lisa Vanderpump



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Pregnant Kenya Moore Talks Impending Motherhood After IVF


People.com:
Kenya Moore did not expect to reveal her pregnancy on The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion.

“It’s not anything that I planned or even meant to say,” the first time mom-to-be, who is expecting a baby with husband Marc Daly before the end of the year, tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“It was the first thing [host Andy Cohen] asked me, and I was really thrown off guard. The reunion usually goes on for 16 hours, so I figured it might come up. But not that soon. I felt stuck!”

Of course, it’s understandable that Moore — who conceived through in vitro fertilization — would want to share the good news. After all, she’s been wanting to start a family for a long time.

“I’ve waited 47 years for this moment,” says Moore. “I didn’t really want to announce it too soon because I feel it’s very early on in our pregnancy. But I have suffered so much in my life when it comes to wanting a family around me. So this is the day I’ve been waiting for my entire life. It’s a dream come true.”
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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Kyle Richards' New Show Strikes a Chord in Teddi Jo Mellencamp



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Kandi Burruss Scoffs at Kim Zolciak Leaving 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'



 TMZ.com:
Kandi Burruss doesn't think it's a big deal Kim Zolciak's done with "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" ... because she says her presence was hardly felt anyway.

We got Kandi at LAX Friday night and asked her about Kim telling us she's leaving 'RHOA' for good because it's too stressful. Kandi agrees it's demanding, but for a non-peach holder like Kim ... she's not offering any sympathy.

Kandi also tells us Kim wasn't getting along with any of the Housewives -- except maybe one -- so the ladies are fine with her farewell and more than ready to move on.

As for Kim and Kandi's Bravo spin-off ratings beef -- Burruss sets the record straight ... about how she was simply setting the record straight.
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