Is Phaedra Parks to Blame for Porsha Williams’ Drug Claims Against Kandi Burruss?

Much of Sunday’s Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion part three centered around the tight friendship between Porsha Williams and Phaedra Parks — which both women stood by even after many in the cast claimed the two were in an alliance for the Bravo cameras.

But by episode’s end, it appeared a fracture had appeared in their bond when Williams threw Parks under the metaphorical bus of sorts — claiming Parks had been the one who told her that Kandi Burruss and husband Todd Tucker had planned on drugging Wiliams and their mutual friend Shamea Morton one night in order to take advantage of them sexually.

Both Burruss and Morton have denied Williams’ accusation the past. But Williams’ explosive revelation on Sunday ended the evening in total outrage. And a preview for the reunion’s conclusion next week shows that it’s just the beginning of what appears to be all-out war between the women.

But before one can take that all in, one must look back at how the Atlanta Housewives got here in the first place.

It all started when Burruss made the claim that Parks had been unfaithful to her estranged husband Apollo Nida, dating other men before Nida went to jail. That allegation was co-signed by Morton, who said that Parks had tried to get with her ex-husband when they were married.

Hearing the gossip, Parks retaliated — gesturing that Morton was sexually involved with both Burruss and Tucker. Williams appeared to agree, telling friend Shereé Whitfield “she’s close to both of them.”

Looking back at that scene, Williams realized that what she had said had put a fracture in her long friendship with Morton. “I haven’t spoken to Shamea ever since that scene aired,” she revealed at the reunion.

“I want to publicly apologize for whatever I did, whatever I said, however you felt,” she told Morton. “I love you… When it came to Phaedra and what she was saying, I was caught up in the tea and what was going on. I was wrong.”

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Though Morton accepted her apology, it was Burruss who was really mad — especially when it came to the lesbian rumors spread about her later towards the end of the season.

She was particularly surprised to hear the gossip had started with Williams. According to Burruss, the two had allegedly shared a late-night dance-floor make out session with that was so hot, it prompted Williams to ask if the two could have sex.

“ already told these girls that had a girl experience before,” Burruss said, explaining she had hooked up with a girl more than one time (To be specific, “not many girls — definitely under 10”).

“That has never been a secret,” she continued. “I talked about it in the past when we was on the beach in Miami. And when they said that Porsha said it, it really pissed me off. Because I don’t like it anymore than  did!”

REAL HOUSEWIVES REWIND: A Porsha Williams and Kandi Burruss Duet

Williams maintained that she had never spread any lies about Burruss, and had only thrown shade when she implied Burruss was closeted earlier in the season. “When did I say out my mouth that you was a lesbian?” she asked Burruss. “I did not say those words out my mouth point blank. I said ‘you’re close’ and you are close. I said light shade — ‘Oh, she in the closet or could be or whatever’ — that was shade.”

Parks backed her up, adding that her gesture was never meant to label Burruss a lesbian either.

“In order for her to be a lesbian that would mean she is sleeping only with women, correct? So I never said she was a lesbian. — that doesn’t mean you’re a lesbian,” Parks said, explaining she had heard rumors the two were sleeping together “on the streets.”

They weren’t though, Burruss and Morton said. And Williams’ desire to “throw shade” was misguided in Burruss’ eyes.

“At the end of the day, if you’re going to throw shade, don’t throw shade about something you do as well,” Burruss told Williams. “If you want to talk about somebody having experiences with women, talk about your own experiences. You are a hypocrite.”

The extent of Williams’ experiences with other women remained a mystery. When the topic of her make-out session with Burruss first came out in the season, Williams had denied it. On Sunday, she admitted they had kissed — but only because because she was drunk. “Beer goggles, okay?” she told Burruss. “I was not attracted to you, period. That doesn’t mean I’m not attracted to another woman, I’m talking about you.”

She remained firm that there never was a sexual proposition beyond their kiss. “I did not ask you two to go back to my room,” she said. “It was three years ago. I remember kissing , but talking about ? No.”

Tucker — who was there for both the alleged make-out and proposition between Burruss and Williams and for the reunion conversation — offered his memory of the evening.

“There was a kiss. Actually there was more than one kiss,” he said, “Then there was a proposition  for us to come back to her hotel with her. My wife was like, ‘No that’s not a good idea. We out of here.’ And that’s all there was. We’re all adults. It’s nothing wrong with any of this.”

So what about the drug accusation? Why did Williams believe Burruss and Tucker would try to drug her to take advantage of her?

Asked that question from Cohen, Williams pulled a card out of his Watch What Happens Live deck and pled the fifth. “I was served a cease and desist by Kandi, and I no longer can speak on the subject,” she said — making it clear that as a journalist who works for Dish Nation, she wouldn’t want to be known as a liar.

That’s when Williams accused Parks of being her source. “What I want to do is have Phaedra speak because she’s the one who told me that Kandi said that.”

Parks looked shocked as Burruss screamed, “You said that? That I wanted to drug her?” But we’ll have to wait until next week to find out whether or not Williams is spilling true tea or fake news.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion concludes Sunday (8 p.m. ET) on Bravo.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/tv/phaedra-parks-claims-kandi-burruss-tried-to-drug-porsha-williams/

Cynthia Bailey’s Ex-Husband Peter Thomas Storms Off RHOA Reunion: ‘ I Will Always Love Her’

Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas’ divorce may be finalized, but that doesn’t mean both of the Real Housewives of Atlanta stars are happy about it.

On the third part of the show’s reunion special that aired Sunday, the former couple came face-to-face to discuss the reason behind their split and where they are now — in a tense segment that ended in Thomas admitting he still loves Bailey before storming off the reunion stage.

“If I can’t have all of her, I want none of her,” Thomas, 56, told host Andy Cohen. “I really want her to be with the person that she needs to be with. Because I will always, always, always love her. Okay? Always. I wish the best for her.”

The former couple, who tied the knot in January 2011 during the show’s third season, have had a peaceful split — spending time together and remaining close friends despite weathering marriage struggles, cheating scandalssquabbles with Bailey’s pals and sexual lulls on the show.

For Bailey, she says that the problems she and Thomas had while married led her to feeling bitter.

“It was very scary when we started having issues,” the 50-year-old model said, holding back tears. “I just felt like over time, I started to be very resentful toward him even when we started to get back on track. I don’t know — it’s like I just couldn’t stop being mad at him for things that didn’t work out when that wasn’t the plan.”

She blamed herself, saying “I don’t to well in stressful situations — I just don’t. And I just felt like it was too many stressful situations. It just seemed like every time we got over one hurtle it would be something else.”

“I didn’t know how to be married,” Bailey added. “I did the best I could do.”

Thomas agreed with Bailey’s assessment of the situation, but also took time to praise her for her independence.

“Cynthia Bailey probably the top 1 or top 2 print models in America for like 20 years,” he said. “She depended on no one for nothing. She got into a relationship with Peter Thomas and s— was hard. I’m good dealing with s—, she is not good with that.”

He also addressed rumors of his infidelity, which Porsha Williams had brought up last season on the RHOA reunion.

“There’s people sitting on this couch projecting that I was f—— 18 and 19 year olds, and I was f—— my staff. But that never happened,” he said.

REAL HOUSEWIVES REWIND: Are Peter Thomas’ and Cynthia Bailey’s Businesses in Jeopardy?

Since their split, both have been casually dating — though only Thomas has been intimate with someone. “I went a year without having sex with my wife,” he said. “Now it’s on. There’s somebody I like a whole lot.”

As for his walk-off, that came somewhat out of the blue while Williams was talking about her relationship with boyfriend Todd Stewart. “Phaedra and Porsha are full of s—,” he said. “I am not going back out there, I’m done with this s—.”

Backstage, Thomas’ final words were for Bailey.

“To Cynthia Bailey, I wish you were stronger. Because we would be f—— amazing,” he said. “But hey — it is what it is.”

The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion concludes Sunday (8 p.m. ET) on Bravo.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/tv/peter-thomas-leaves-rhoa-reunion-will-always-love-cynthia-bailey/

Production Halted On Eric Dane’s The Last Ship as He Battles Depression, Rep Says

Eric Dane is taking a break from his TNT series The Last Ship to deal with his depression, the actor’s rep tells PEOPLE.

“Eric asked for a break to deal with personal issues,” Dane’s rep said in a statement. “He suffers from depression and has asked for a few weeks of downtime and the producers kindly granted that request.”

The rep added, “He looks forward to returning.”

Production has been halted on the series while Dane – who plays Captain Tom Chandler – takes a break. The show’s fourth, 10-episode season is set to premiere this summer. According to Variety, The Last Ship has also already been renewed for a fifth season.

Dane, 44, has been public about his personal struggles before. The Grey’s Anatomy alum went to rehab in 2011 for an addiction to painkillers.

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The actor – who has been married to Rebecca Gayheart since 2004 – told PEOPLE in 2014 of his past problems, “We’ve all made mistakes.”

He added at the time, “I honestly think I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be at this moment in time. And I’m really happy.”

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/celebrity/eric-dane-depression-the-last-ship-production-halted/

Kanye West Will Not Be Attending This Year’s Met Gala: ‘Kim Will Be Going Solo’

Looks like there will be no Kimye at this year’s fashion prom.

A source tells PEOPLE that Kanye West won’t be attending the Met Gala in New York City on Monday — meaning that his wife Kim Kardashian will be going by herself (if you don’t include her family members that will be attending, of course.)

“Kanye West will not be attending the Met Ball tomorrow,” the source says. “Kim will be going solo. He’s still very much enjoying his time off from public events. He’s happy and productive, working away on fashion, music, etc.

“He’ll be staying back in L.A. with their kids,” the source added, referring to daughter North and son Saint. “Everything is great with him and Kim and he’s supportive of her going solo.”

The source also adds that Kardashian West will be wearing a design from Vivienne Westwood.

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This will be the first time that Kardashian West, 36, will be attending the Met Gala without West, 39. The pair made their Met Gala debut as a couple in 2013 when the reality star wore her meme-inspiring floral Givenchy gown. The couple has attended every Met Gala since then together, with the pair wearing a coordinated shiny look from Olivier Rousteing in 2016, keeping with the bash’s Manus x Machina theme.

West has been taking a break from major public appearances following his breakdown and hospitalization last November.

While West won’t be at the party, Kardashian West won’t exactly be on her own — her sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner are expected to attend the event. On Sunday, Kylie even shared a throwback photo of herself, Kardashian West, West and Kris Jenner at the 2016 event, captioning it simply, “MET 2016.”

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/style/kanye-west-not-attending-met-gala-2017/

Kim Kardashian West Goes All-black (and Super Sexy) Ahead of the Met Gala

Kim Kardashian West was spotted in a head-to-toe black ensemble on Saturday in Beverly Hills, California, just two days ahead of her glamorous turn on the red carpet at the highly anticipated Met Gala.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star rocked shiny, straight hair, high-waisted pants and a slouchy cardigan while out and about ahead of Monday’s annual Met Gala held in New York City. Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams will co-host this year’s bash alongside Vogue’s Anna Wintour.

Kardashian West, 36, and husband Kanye West, 39, are a staple couple at fashion’s prom night, and the raven-haired beauty made her debut in 2013, then-pregnant and wearing a dress that launched 1000 memes, complete with attached, matching gloves.

At the most recent event in 2016, KimYe took a cue from the technological theme, Manus x Machina. Kardashian West described her custom Balmain look as “blingy, sexy, robot,” while Kanye wore ripped jeans (and colored contacts!).

Meanwhile, half-sister Kendall Jenner was spotted shopping with Hailey Baldwin and rumored fling A$AP Rocky in N.Y.C. ahead of the the biggest couture party of the year.

RELATED VIDEO: Our 30 Favorite Met Gala Looks in under a Minute

 

Jenner, 21, opted for high-waisted jeans, enormous hoop earrings and a white cropped knit for the Sunday shopping trip while Baldwin, 20, wore a black and yellow varsity jacket and skinny black pants.

 

 

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/style/kim-kardashian-west-goes-all-black-and-super-sexy-ahead-of-the-met-gala/

Kim Kardashian West Goes All-black (and Super Sexy) Ahead of the Met Gala

Kim Kardashian West was spotted in a head-to-toe black ensemble on Saturday in Beverly Hills, California, just two days ahead of her glamorous turn on the red carpet at the highly anticipated Met Gala.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star rocked shiny, straight hair, high-waisted pants and a slouchy cardigan while out and about ahead of Monday’s annual Met Gala held in New York City. Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams will co-host this year’s bash alongside Vogue’s Anna Wintour.

Kardashian West, 36, and husband Kanye West, 39, are a staple couple at fashion’s prom night, and the raven-haired beauty made her debut in 2013, then-pregnant and wearing a dress that launched 1000 memes, complete with attached, matching gloves.

At the most recent event in 2016, KimYe took a cue from the technological theme, Manus x Machina. Kardashian West described her custom Balmain look as “blingy, sexy, robot,” while Kanye wore ripped jeans (and colored contacts!).

Meanwhile, half-sister Kendall Jenner was spotted shopping with Hailey Baldwin and rumored fling A$AP Rocky in N.Y.C. ahead of the the biggest couture party of the year.

RELATED VIDEO: Our 30 Favorite Met Gala Looks in under a Minute

 

Jenner, 21, opted for high-waisted jeans, enormous hoop earrings and a white cropped knit for the Sunday shopping trip while Baldwin, 20, wore a black and yellow varsity jacket and skinny black pants.

 

 

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/style/kim-kardashian-west-goes-all-black-and-super-sexy-ahead-of-the-met-gala/

Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin Do Some Last-minute Shopping with A$AP Rocky Before the Met Gala

Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin were spotted shopping in casual clothes ahead of fashion prom: the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Met Gala, set for Monday in New York City.

Jenner, 21, opted for high waisted boyfriend jeans, enormous hoop earrings and a white cropped knit for the Sunday shopping trip while Baldwin, 20, wore a black and yellow varsity jacket and skinny black pants.

Rapper A$AP Rocky was also with Jenner inside a store. The pair’s rumored romance began last June, and they were most recently spotted at Coachella together, where they flirted during his set at Jeremy Scott’s party.

The young models have graced the event’s hot red carpet before, each rocking stunning looks at the 2016 Manus x Machina red carpet for the gala. Jenner framed her supermodel bod in an Atelier Versace gown, then kept the rest simple with white Versace heels, a sleek ponytail and Lorraine Schwartz diamonds. Baldwin picked a fully sequin black-and-silver long-sleeve Tommy Hilfger gown with vertical stripes, plus Boudani earrings, Noudar rings, strappy heels and a high pony.

Jenner’s debut at the black tie fête was back in 2014, and she went for a full-on princess moment in a custom blush mermaid-style Topshop gown and 82 carats of Chopard diamonds around her neck.

RELATED VIDEO: The Sexiest Looks From the 2016 Met Gala in Under 2 Minutes

Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams will co-host this year’s bash alongside Vogue’s Anna Wintour. The celebration will honor Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo’s work. The focus of the exhibition will examine the “Art of the In-Between” and show how her work challenged norms on beauty, taste and fashion.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/style/kendall-jenner-hailey-baldwin-errands-before-met-gala/