By Antracia Moorings
The Latest on the Housewives: NeNe Leakes has announced that she is returning to The Real Housewives of Atlanta. NeNe, who also appears on E!’s Fashion Police, left the show after season seven. She returned to RHOA in a recurring basis, but did not make an appearance in the most recent season, the show’s ninth. An original cast member of the series, NeNe announced her return on Twitter. “It’s been a long process but we’ve finally reached an agreement! All hail the Queen for season 10 of #RHOA @bravotv #thethreatisback” The season nine cast includes Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Phaedra Parks, Porsha Williams and Sheree Whitfield. Sheree is another cast member who has left the show only to return first in a guest spot and then on a regular basis. Porsha was a main cast member for seasons five and six, was sidelined to friend during season seven, but returned in a starring role in season eight. Real Housewives of Atlanta returns for season 10 later this year on Bravo. In other news, Kenya Moore tied the knot during a secret reception in St. Lucia last weekend in front her closest friends and family members. She married a businessman who she met a year ago and began dating a few months later. “I’m just ecstatic,” the reality star said. “This man is the love of my life, and I’m so happy to begin our lives together as husband and wife.”
Exit Stage Right: Aisha Tyler, co-host of The Talk announced she will be leaving the CBS daytime talk show after six seasons. Tyler, who is now a series regular on CBS’ hit drama Criminal Minds, will stay on as host through the end of the season. Tyler is leaving because she has three other shows and is directing her first feature film. “I’m sorry,” she said. “I just realized I had to let something go. It’s been the hardest decision of my life and you guys are my family and I love being with you every day.” Her co-hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood all got emotional as Tyler made the announcement. “The thing I’m going to miss most is all of the time we get to spend together while we’re not on camera,” Tyler told the group. But viewers haven’t seen the last of Tyler, as she promised to come back to guest-host, and to promote her shows and movies at her old stomping ground. “I’m going to be haunting you,” she joked. Tyler joined the show in season two, and along with Criminal Minds, hosts The CW’s Whose Line Is It Anyway? and voices a character on FX’s Archer. The Talk airs weekdays on CBS. Briefly, ”Straight Outta Compton” star O’Shea Jackson, Jr. is set to take on the role of Dock Ellis in an upcoming biopic about the former Pittsburgh Pirates baseball pitcher. O’Shea Jr.’s father, rapper/actor Ice Cube, is producing the film about the Major League Baseball pitcher who famously pitched a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates while high on LSD on June 12, 1970…Actor/author Hill Harper adopted a newborn son named Pierce 18 months ago. He calls the move “the biggest blessing of my life.” He says he’s honored to be Pierce’s father. In fact, he was even in the delivery room when his son was born. “I actually went from the set of ‘All Eyez on Me,” flew to where she was giving birth and I was there in the delivery room and I cut the cord,” he said. “I’m so proud that Pierce — his name is Pierce Hill Harper– that Pierce chose me to be his dad. Finally, Rapper and actor LL Cool J is one proud daddy. He and his wife Simone hosted his daughter’s wedding at the Sparkling Pointe Vineyards and Winery in Long Island. His daughter Italia Smith wed Lamar Cardinez in Southhold. The couple have been engaged since November 2015. “Our daughter got married on the eve of Father’s Day. Absolutely Unforgettable Happy Father Day Mr. Smith!!! You’re the best daddy in the world!!!” wrote mother of the bride, Simone Smith, on Instagram.