Before you read this blog, I need you to do several small, but necessary, things for me. 1) Remove all of the sharp objects from the room, 2) make sure your children are out of listening range. And 3) sit down. I do NOT want to be responsible for the emotional damage the words you’re about to spew may cause.
It has been clear for some time that The Real Housewives of Atlanta branch of the franchise has needed a shake up. As reported, Porsha William’s “play brother” made it clear that Kim Fields has already received a Bravo pink slip after one season, maybe the most quickly issued pink slip in the network’s history. My guess is that producers felt that Fields spent too much time boring the pants off of the fans, and wagging her finger at the cast, rather than giving us insight into who she is as a person. I won’t miss Tootie and think she is better served by other vehicles, anyway.
Reportedly, Stacey Dash is in negotiations with Bravo to join the cast of RHOA. According to MediaTakeOut, details are still being hashed out, but allegedly, Dash is demanding a huge paycheck. Her demands may force the rest of the cast to take a pay cut, in order to free up some Bravo cash. We have been told that Stacey might be worth up to $2 million to Bravo—which would make her the highest paid Housewife to date. No deal has been finalized yet—so stay tuned!
If you sat down like I told you to, you wouldn’t have hit the floor so hard, people! Which Stacey Dash could they be talking about? Could there be more than one? SURELY not the Stacey Dash who joined the cast of “Single Ladies,” the same Stacey Dash who has been embraced by African-American writers, directors, and producers when it seemed as if almost no one else in Hollywood was checking for her. Not the Stacey Dash who then trashed African-Americans as isolationists! Surely she wouldn’t be returning to another show with a predominantly black cast, would she?!
If the rumor is accurate, how will Kenya Moore, Kandi Burruss, NeNe Leakes, and Cynthia Bailey respond to working with Dash, whose biggest claim to fame is, arguably, her public trashing of the acknowledgement of African-American contributions to American society.
Would Stacey Dash make a good or bad addition to the RHOA cast? Tell us what you think.