Demetria McKinney and Claudia Jordan

Demetria McKinney, left, and Claudia Jordan are being recruited to pump life into the stale Real Housewives of Atlanta TV series, according to blogger ATLien of

I’ve heard of Jordan (although I have no clue why she’s famous). And while the name McKinney initially escaped me, I am reminded that she is the wonderful actress who played the drug-addled Janine in Tyler Perry‘s House of Payne.

Demetria McKinney at BET AWARDS1


The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s 7th season is guaranteed to be way more explosive than ever and it seems that they will be targeting a younger demographic by testing out Demetria McKinney & Claudia Jordan.

If the rumor is true, I wonder how Tyler will react to McKinney appearing in a lowly reality show — and if he will reject her for any roles in his upcoming projects.

As I reported months ago, all of the previous cast members were invited back for season 7 but all of the drama surrounding Apollo Nida’s legal issues will have Phaedra Parks filming in a limited capacity (click here if you missed that).

Kenya Moore is still on the outs with many of the ladies and her recent stunt at Bar One didn’t help her standing with the crew…

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