NeNe Leakes: “I’m A Hustler And A Grinder”

Good Morning peeps! I have a lot on my plate this morning and I just took my meds, so let’s get it popping (in my best Wendy Williams voice) What? yes, Wendy is still my girl,but by the time she brings the ‘hot topics’ to y’all on her show today, the g-maven will have already given my readers the teas:) Just sayin’

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So, NeNe Leakes sat in the guest seat over at Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live! to dish on the RHOA premiere, herself as a “hustler and a grinder” and also the reunion, where Portia Stewart-Williams was inconspicuously absent. Everybody knows Portia was let go on the show and landed a job on the radio’s popular Dish Nation. She was in an episode or two on the premiere of the real housewives and will appear in a few earlier episodes set to air. There were ‘rumors’ that Cynthia would be let go also,but so far that tea remains to be seen.

Here are some highlights from last night’s Andy’s Q & A with NeNe Leakes:

Andy asks- what NeNe thought about Kenya and Cynthia talking about her on the Real Housewives episode last night.
NeNe- “This is the first time I saw that. Let her have her moment, I don’t have the time. I’m on Broad way.” When Adny askes if they’ll ever be friends again, NeNe replies, “No, No, and No, we shouldn’t be friends again. Bye girls, I’m on Broadway, holla!”

Andy- NeNe, people want to know if you think you’re superior to the other women on the show and are you leaving the show?
NeNe- “Maybe, I won’t stay, you’ll have to wait and see. I’m very over the negative drama…honestly, I do not want to get up and sit with a bunch of negative women who want to sit and do nothing.” And earlier NeNe had alluded to Cynthia in this manner, in regards to their friendship and Cynthia’s new allegiance to Kenya. “Cynthia doesn’t seem to have a backbone she’s never been my lap-dog.”

Andy- A viewer wants to know if you feel bad about calling Peter a “b#tch”?
NeNe- I’d apologized to Peter. We were cool before, but once Twitter started up, Cynthia felt like she had to do something. I don’t think that was the reason for the end of the friendship it was all a part of a master plan.”

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NeNe headlined a Risque Vegas Show, called ‘Zumanity’ Cirque Du Soleil and by Andy asked in a game of the same name, who she would save and who she’s let fall: Here’s how NeNe responds:

Save: Phaedra- like
Mama Joyce- cool
Kris Jenner- like
Kandi- hedges on like

Wouldn’t save: Wendy Williams, Cynthia, Kenya and Peter.

NeNe Leakes will be taking over Sherri Shepherd’s role, playing the wicked stepmother to KeKe Palmer’s Cinderella on Broadway and so, yes, she’s a hustler and a grinder folks!

holla’

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Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway On: Fashion, Work, and Reality TV

As promised I'm sharing great highlights from my interview with the talented mega actress, producer, star of stage and screen, Ms.Vanessa Bell Calloway! And for the record, this g-mogul must care about her peeps and followers out there, because this post was at the top of my to-do list and one that took time to transcribe. Just sayin' and no shade to MS. Calloway for giving me what I asked for in her authentic responses that all y'all need to appreciate.

This is not the complete interview from the busy actress who is currently starring as Zora Neale Hurston in her one woman play,"Letters From Zora...In Her Own Words, at the Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ. The show runs from October 9th (my sis birthday) to the 26th and reportedly to rave reviews. Ms. Calloway is also super busy with her popular web series "In The Company of Friends." Check out the clip above.

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Here's some of our interview:

g-mogul- Ms. Calloway, as you know, fashion is all the rage these days, as depicted in magazines, on the red carpet and on the runways. What is Vanessa Bell Calloway's fashion style ( laugh here or snicker, hard to tell):)

response- I don't really know if I have a signature style, but, I do like clothes. I love accessories. I love purses and I love shoes. I just feel what looks good on me and what I like. I don't really care about the designer and I'll put an expensive piece with a piece that's on sale. You know I'm doing the best I can.

g-mogul- Would you ever consider doing Reality TV? This is a lengthy response in regards to reality television because we touched upon how she felt about "established" or "learned" actresses doing a reality TV series like, for instance "Hollywood Divas", the new show on TV One and starring Elise Neal, Countess Vaughn, Golden Brooks, Lisa Wu and Paula Parker Ari.

response- My daughter had a reality show on television called Baldwin Hills and it featured her and my family was featured for quite some time. The show was on for 3 seasons and she was on for 2 of those seasons, which started when she was a junior in high school. Then she was a senior and she graduated and went to SPELMAN. We sort of already did that.

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When asked if she'd seen Hollywood Divas and her thoughts on established actresses doing a Reality Series:
Ms. Calloway responds... I don't watch a lot of those shows. I don't know what's it about. ( given a brief synopsis by yours truly) continues:
I think that people do what's best for them. I try not to judge other people motives. I think you do what's best for you...it's not something I'd be interested in, but that's me. It doesn't mean it's not a good thing to do, it just means I won't do it and it's not something I'd be interested in watching cause I don't watch all of those Hollywood Wives and all that stuff.

I don't really like those shows, but that's me and they don't need me to watch. They have a large fan base and their shows are doing quite well...(pause) there's so much on TV these days. You pick what you want, watch what you want and you don't have to criticize it and if you don't want to watch? There's a lot of people who watch it'

Okay, here I had to concur because the g-maven watch all that stuff! What?!

The interview kept going after putting me on hold for a brief moment in time. When we continued Ms. Calloway answered questions in regards to her one woman play where she asked that people on the East coast go and see the play. She also talked about her popular web series ( sneak peek video above) her Radio Talk Show and things her fans might not know about her-

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Y'all just might have to catch all of that and then some when my conversation ( more than an interview) with Ms. Vanessa Bell Calloway continues. In the meantime and between time, go catch the play, tune into the radio talk show and become a fly on the wall at Ms. Calloway's house where she invites you into her space as she entertains good friends such as Elise Neal, Loretta Devine and Vivica A. Fox ( just to name a few) in her web series "In The Company Of Friends."

That's a wrap people!

holla' and always, "treat yourself special."

Interview With Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway

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Happy Monday, g-moguls! So, I just got off the phone with Ms. Vanessa Bell Calloway and let me tell y’all something; the woman speaks her truths! This celeb couldn’t have been more gracious. She put me on hold while she took a call from her husband, but apologized for the wait…

The interview went well. Ms.Calloway answered every question with class and clarity. You are going to read her take on Reality TV, info about her radio talk show and her popular web series, called, “In The Company Of Friends.”

Don’t despair people, the g maven will be breaking down the teas from the interview in a few days. Y’all know we keep it real here and Ms. Calloway is kept it real in response to questions asked. That’s all for now folks. Come holla’ at me in a couple of days. Sistah gurl have to transcribe some stuff:)

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Everyone make sure to catch Vanessa Bell Calloway as Zora Neale Hurston in her one woman play, “Letters From Zora… In Her Own Words.” Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section and I’ll post them on the blog. Hope to see y’all back here for an awesome interview.

As always “treat yourself special.”