Here is the tea. The person behind Kenya Moore being on the show is none other than Omarosa. Yes, THAT Omarosa. Have you ever noticed how good Nene is at networking with other reality stars like Jennifer Williams from Basketball Wives and Kim Kardashian and Brandy Norwood and the list goes on? Well, years ago Nene reached out to Omarosa because they um, had a lot in common. Omarosa was Nene's behind the scenes mentor when she was on Celebrity Apprentice. You might remember back in July of 2010 the big news for housewife fans was that Nene Leakes was at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans all cuddled up with Gregg despite them telling everyone they were divorcing. Well Nene was networking that event like the hustler she is and met several people that she maintains contact with today. At the Belevedere Lounge event Omarosa was hanging out with her friend....Kenya Moore. And that is how Kenya met Nene.
Which brings us to RHOA season four. Aside from just being way too long, the problem with the season was that Nene didn't want to tape with anyone. Nene needed a friend. Or perhaps two. Because let's face it Cynthia wasn't really cutting it in that regard. Cynthia and Nene don't have much in common other than liking each other more than the other people on the show. So Bravo began looking for friends. And Nene helped. Remember when we were back talking about Toya Wright being suggested for the show? Well Toya is friendly with Kandi and Phaedra and unfortunately for Toya, Bravo was casting for Team Tall, not Team Small. So Nene has been pushing for not one but two new housewives. Enter Kenya Moore.
As for the other new housewife, my source is a bit more closed-mouthed. The source doesn't want to be the one to break the news because they are one of a small inner circle with the info. I can independently confirm that there is another new girl and that once again Nene has been pressing for this one. So much for her tweeting after the reunion that she was not going to "help anyone" get on the show after how things went with Sheree. Nene is the in for both of the new housewives no matter how Bravo decides to spin their entrance. Both Kenya and the other new girl are "quasi celebrities" which is exactly Bravo's plan. They have been trying to up the level of cast members from total unknowns to people with some celebrity pull both for Atlanta and Beverly Hills. The new girl's pull is in the music industry via her blood relative. I was given a series of clues but have other tea rolling in today about other things (like Nene on Glee), I am not a "music person" so they mean little to me, and SFTA has been tweeting she is ready to spill who the new girl is (and I think she knows) so being a lazy girl with lots of things I need to take care of before this week ends, I'm not going to research that much further. The important part to me is that both of the new housewives were Nene's recommendations and at least for now will be Team Nene. We'll see if their alliance changes as things play out. But as the show begins season five it looks like we will have four on Team Tall and three on Team Small.
If you are interested in an update on Omarosa, sadly in October of 2011 her brother Jack was found murdered in his Youngstown Ohio home. This had a profound effect on Omarosa and it seems she has found God. So much so last February she became an ordained minister. Not the online anyone can be one kind of ordained minister, the real kind. Omarosa, who has a Master's from Howard University is currently pursuing a doctorate from an Ohio Seminary. She is also currently living in sin with Michael Clarke Duncan.
So that's the tea. You heard it here first. :)
UPDATE: My source contacted me again and said that the possible second new housewife, is a friend of Nene's and while they still will not give me a name, the person was the mother of a famous rapper but the person will in fact NOT be a housewife. The person is a friend of Nene and it just didn't work out. SO HELP ME Y'all. who are they talking about?Like I said, I have no music knowledge AT ALL. It's just not my thing. WHY WON'T SFTA JUST TELL US! lol. sitting on pins and needles here and also, haven't had time to read so maybe she has. I've got a lot going on this weekend. So I won't be around today.