Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes is taking her star power to the business world. According to TMZ, the reality star was recently seen examining potential spots for her new chain of clothing stores.
Leakes was spotted in Atlantic City at The Playground looking for a place to sell her clothing line, which she decided to name NeNe by NeNe Leakes. In addition to Atlantic City, Leakes is also looking to open stores in New York, Los Angeles, and Georgia.
Meanwhile, the show that has brought Leakes so much fame is about to undergo some changes in its lineup. According to Classic Lite, there are a number of new main cast members set to join the reality show in Season 8. The news comes in light of earlier comments from Leakes that she would only return if the new season featured different housewives.
Although Bravo has yet to comment on the news, it is being reported by the Philadelphia Tribune that Kim Fields (Living Single and The Facts of Life) will be joining the Real Housewives of Atlanta for the new season along with Porsha Williams, who be be making her return to the series.
If the reports are true, then this will mark the first time Fields will star in a reality show. Apparently, the producers of the show are interested in Fields, who is now 46 and married with two children, because they believe her family dynamics and child stardom could shake things up in the show and take it in a fresh direction.
At the same time, the decision to have Williams return to the show would certainly be a big one, especially considering how large her fan base has become. In fact, Williams recently talked with Radar Online, and stated that she would be shocked if she wasn’t offered a chance to come back to the show.
“It would surprise me if it wasn’t offered just because of the response that I get through all of my social media… I see a lot of people who are very vocal about [the fact that] they want to see more of myself, more of my story, where’s my life now, what I am doing with my businesses.”
In addition to Fields and Williams, Funky Dineva is also reporting that an unnamed actress will also be added to the new season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, while the identity of the newcomer is not known, it is known that she is a professional dancer.
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