"Real Housewives of Atlanta" ("RHOA")Season 7 is going to have some major cast reshuffle, as per the reports. Stars including NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey may not return for the new season.
Grapevine has it that Leakes has quit the popular show. She hinted about her departure form the show via Twitter.
"Good morning tweetie pies! Never continue a job u don't enjoy! Follow ur passion & success will follow u! Hav a great day, "the tweet posted on 14 May read.
However, contrary to the reports of Leakes quitting the show, it is being said that the executive producer of the show, Andy Cohen has fired her. Apparently, Cohen is enraged by Leakes' behavior and has no intention of casting her in the new season.
"He is pissed about the way NeNe acted on the reunion during Season 6 finale, so much so that he might not ask her to come back. He thinks that she has become a diva and was very irritated with her not really answering his questions," Classicalite quoted a source from the Life & Style magazine.
Meanwhile, Bailey recently spoke to Kevin E. Taylor of Now What, hinting about "RHOA's" cast replacement by the new faces.
"Just as it started, it will end, and we will be replaced by someone that America thinks is much more interesting to watch," Cynthia said, adding, "My only regret would be to walk away from this and not be set for life and not have taken advantage of every single opportunity that I could."
The star who is reported to return to "RHOA" Season 7 is Sheree Whitfield. Whitfield was fired from the show after Season 4 finale. It is being speculated that the reason to bring Whitfield back is her involvement in a massive tax lien. She has been slapped by a tax lien of more than $100,000, reported Radar Online.
Whitfield's failure to pay the taxes is sure to add more drama to Bravo's reality TV show.
Porscha Stewart is also slated to return. However, she would be making appearance only in limited episodes. Stewart gained notoriety after she had an epic fight with Kenya Moore on "RHOA" season 6 reunion episode, which aired on 28 March.
The two stars got into a rancorous fight leading to physical assault charges on Stewart. The 32-year-old star turned herself in on 16 April following the charges of battery.
"It was so emotional and when I hit that floor and I started screaming and NeNe was covering my mouth and, you know, Phaedra was standing there. It was like sisters because, you know, this show is difficult for all of us," Stewart said in her interview to Access Hollywood Live of the fight that landed her on the ground in tears after pulling Kenya's hair and dragging her to the ground.
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" Season 7 is speculated to premiere in November this year.