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NeNe Leakes' husband Gregg Leakes was recently admitted to a local hospital when his colon cancer returned after going into remission.

The former 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star revealed her husband's colon cancer diagnosis in 2018.

Gregg underwent surgery and chemotherapy and was in remission - until his cancer recurred recently.

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"He's in the hospital. He's been in the hospital, tomorrow it'll be a week," she said in an Instagram Live with blogger Jasmine Brand.

"I'm sure he'll be home in about a week or so. He had to have a surgery, his cancer did return. He's had this surgery before and he was in the hospital for about 15 days."

The 53-year-old reality star admitted it is a "difficult" time for her, and her 66-year-old husband is battling a debilitating wasting syndrome called cachexia.

Cachexia is significant muscle loss, weight loss, fatigue, nausea, poor appetite, and decreased quality of life.

"He's super small. If you've ever been around somebody who's had cancer before, he's different. He's different. I'd love for everybody to pray for Gregg, that would be beautiful. Pray for his strength. And pray for me, too."

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In May 2019, NeNe took to Instagram to share a picture of Gregg holding a sign which read: "No cancer found! Praise God..."

She added the caption:

"Look at God! We are over joyed to say, we saw the doctors for the results of Gregg's Pet Scan he took last week! Test show, wait for It... WE ARE CANCER FREE!!! [sic]"

The couple married in 1997 but divorced in 2011. They remarried in 2013 in a ceremony that was filmed for reality TV.

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In January 2019, Gregg apologized to NeNe for giving her a hard time amid his cancer battle.

"We always hurt the ones we Love, because they allow us to hurt them rather than snap back. I'm tired of hurting my wife who is only trying to take good care of me and wants only the best for me too. She deserves much more for her hard efforts and tireless hours spent on me. I Pray to God to get it together.. She's done NO wrong... this is ALL on me...... Cancer WILL change your Life... [sic]"

An exhausted NeNe wanted to hire a home health nurse to care for her husband, but he refused.

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NeNe Leakes sat down with blogger Michelle "ATLien" Brown for an in-depth discussion last week.

The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star dished about her relationships (if any) with former cast members, ongoing rumors, and if any cast members showed up at the grand opening of her new lounge.

The discussion took place at the newly opened The Linnethia Lounge, located right here in upscale Duluth, Ga., about 15 minutes northeast of crime-ridden Atlanta.

Kudos to Michelle for getting NeNe to reveal the hurt and pain caused by NeNe's dismissal from the show she helped create.

None of NeNe's cast members showed up for her grand opening. You could see the pain and disappointment in her body language.

She said only one cast member retweeted her flyer advertising her club, however, NeNe didn't sound grateful.

More interesting is what NeNe didn't discuss during the interview, such as a rumored cash settlement from Bravo Network that prevents her from discussing the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding her dismissal.

Watch the interview below.
 

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NeNe Leakes is interviewing applicants for her new establishment, The Linnethia lounge near Atlanta, Georgia.

Linnethia Monique Leakes, who was let go from Real Housewives of Atlanta last year, is having trouble hiring staff for her new namesake lounge.

In her second job openings post on Instagram, she wrote:

The Linnethia Lounge now available for private events. Send info to thelinnethialounge@gmail.com. Walk in this FRIDAY April 23rd from 3pm to 6pm for "on the spot" interviews for Waiters, Waitress & Bartenders with lots of personality (we have something special in store for you) Oh and drinks on me! @thelinnethialounge #nightlife #loungeinduluth #lifeoftheleakes #nightlounge #duluthnights.

 

Not many people are eager to have NeNe for a boss.

One commenter on RhymeswithSnitch wrote:

"A person who has a horrible track record of speaking to people in derogatory ways is opening a lounge for the public to critique and post on social media. Can't wait for the sh*t show to happen."

NeNe is not the only sole proprietor having difficulty hiring employees. Most unemployed people refuse to work, thanks to unemployment benefits and stimulus checks from the government.

A McDonald's franchise owner in Florida offered to pay $50 to job applicants just to show up for a job interview.

Blake Casper, who owns 60 McDonald's in the Tampa area, blames unemployment benefits for making people lazy and unmotivated to find work.

Casper said it's a challenge getting people to sit down for an interview because most unemployed people earn more from the government than they do working minimum wage.

Unemployment benefits are set to expire in May and June for most people who haven't held a job since Covid peaked last year.

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NeNe Leakes denies being an unemployed reality TV star without a team.

The former "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star denied a report by blogger Love B Scott that she was dumped by her entire team because she was exceedingly difficult to work with.

"For all of you that are asking, emailing, in boxing, blogging, reporting etc. The ONLY statement i have... My team DID NOT let me go! No further statements at this time," she tweeted on Tuesday.

On Monday, Scott reported that NeNe, 53, was no longer represented by manager Steven Grossman, nor was she repped by ICM talent agency, and she was also dumped by her attorney Darrell Miller.

The report suggested that NeNe was being blacklisted after she took on Bravo Network for firing her last year. She also called Andy Cohen a racist.

On Monday, NeNe referenced both Grossman and Miller in a since-deleted-tweet.

"You can't turn on your teammate and get away with this @stevengrossman #DarrellMiller #Foxrothschild," she wrote. "Suppression, retaliation, discrimination, unequal pay, devaluation against black women is real, it’s painful and it hurts. I will fight for all women rights PS: FIX IT."

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Since being booted from RHOA, NeNe accused Bravo of discriminating against black women. She also accused Cohen of being racist. And in December, she urged her followers to boycott the network.

She claimed former co-star Porsha Williams is aware of the unfair treatment of women, but won't speak up because she feared "losing her check."

"I have numerous emails, text messages, RHOA group text, voice recording that go back yearsssss," NeNe tweeted. "I never got rid of anything! Fix your dirty work. Being a racist is so yesterday."

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NeNe Leakes is a former reality TV star without a team. Her agents, publicists and attorneys reportedly grew tired of her shenanigans and washed their hands of her.

NeNe took to Twitter on Monday morning to complain that there's a conspiracy against her.

In a series of tweets, NeNe claimed she was dropped by her manager, Steven Grossman and her former attorney, Darrell Miller of Fox Rothschild LLP.

"You can't turn on your teammate and get away with this @stevengrossman #DarrellMiller #Foxrothschild suppression, retaliation, discrimination, unequal pay, devaluation against black women is real, it's painful and it hurts. I will fight for all women rights PS: FIX IT."

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According to Lovebscott.com, NeNe is no longer represented by Grossman at Untitled Entertainment, or repped by ICM, and she has parted ways with lawyer, Miller.

NeNe, 53, is also no longer being represented by Jonesworks PR.

As you know, NeNe was unceremoniously fired by Bravo TV for insubordination on the set of Real Housewives of Atlanta.

According to B. Scott, Bravo execs grew tired of NeNe's sometimes violent behavior. NeNe has accused producer Andy Cohen of racism.

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NeNe Leakes called out her former colleague Porsha Williams for not supporting her Bravo TV boycott after she was unceremoniously let go last year.

The mom-of-two urged her fans to boycott the network after she was forced off The Real housewives of Atlanta for insubordination.

NeNe is bitter after being ousted from the cast of the reality TV show that she helped develop in the early days.

Now she is calling out Porsha for not supporting her boycott (screengrabs by RhymeswithSnitch).

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NeNe Leakes is still bothered by her wrongful termination from Bravo's Real Housewives of Atlanta. The 53-year-old, who was let go for being insubordinate, is calling on her fans to join her in protest outside Bravo's Atlanta studios.

RHOA's first million-dollar contract holder tweeted: "Be Smart and DO NOT SUPPORT count down shows TONIGHT that aren’t supporting or respecting BLACK WOMEN creativity/equality and blacklisting us from working if we speak the truth abt their wrong doings [sic]."

She added: "Don't believe me, believe your eyes... In 2021, we will form a March outside these racist studios #blackwomenmatter."

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Earlier, NeNe asked her followers to sign a petition and repost boycott flyers. She also asked fans to "turn off your TVs" and boycott the show.

NeNe retained the services of civl rights attorney Ben Crump in a bid to sue Bravo to get her job back.

During an Instagram live, the former stripper explained why she's accusing Bravo of racism and age discrimination. She said her white counterparts on other 'Housewives' shows were paid more and "elevated" while she was "demoted."

"It's not so much about me having my own show... When you work at any company you want elevation. It's about leveling up. Whether I'm an actress or an executive, everybody wants to level up on their opportunity or their job... as an original Housewife, a lot of these girls were being elevated, I was being demoted.

"I was given less and less episodes and these girls were given more and more episodes. I was given less. Original housewives across the board in different states, Beverly Hills, New Jersey, other places – they were given full seasons and I was given less episodes every season."

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NeNe Leakes is still angry at her former bosses at Bravo TV for showing her the door after 11 seasons. NeNe was dismissed previously in season 9 and returned in season 10.

The 53-year-old former original Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member was let go this year for insubordination and her inability or unwillingness to get along with her fellow cast members.

NeNe recently joined an Instagram live chat with her attorney Ben Crump to discuss her issues with Bravo, while urging her followers to boycott the network and stop watching her former show.

NeNe plans to sue Bravo for age and racial discrimination. She claims she was "demoted" and treated differently than her rivals on other 'Housewives' franchises.

"As an original housewife, a lot of these girls were being elevated," she griped.

"I was demoted. And the way I was being demoted is I was given less and less episodes and these girls were given more and more episodes, I was given less."

She continued: "Original housewives across the board, different sets and Beverly Hills, New Jersey, other places they were getting full seasons and I was given less episodes every season."

NeNe shared a link to a petition and asked her Instagram followers to sign the petition, which she created with Married to Medicine's Mariah Huq.

The petition reads:

"This petition is putting Bravo TV on notice that fans of the shows Real Housewives of Atlanta and Married to Medicine hold them accountable for their dirty deeds, particularly as it relates to the unfair and biased treatment they have displayed towards their African American talent, more specifically NeNe Leakes and Mariah Huq."

While some fans were supportive of the former stripper, others expressed their annoyance at the mother-of-two. They reminded her of her truculent ways that led to her downfall.

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In case you missed episode 3 of Real Housewives of Atlanta, a new cast member was introduced last night.

The cast is getting younger and younger every season, as Bravo TV producer's push the aging Divas out the back door in hopes of boosting the show's ratings with a fresh new cast on season 13.

So far, their new strategy isn't working as the ratings continue to plummet, according to Michelle "ATLien" Brown. RHOA's ratings plummeted for the second week in a row.

According to Michelle, episode 2's ratings was 1.18 million viewers. Michelle says the RHOA cast is struggling without NeNe Leakes.

Anyway, back to the new cast member. Her name is Falynn Guobadia, 31, and she joins LaToya Ali and Drew Sidora, the latter of whom was promoted after appearing as a "friend" for three seasons.

In Sundays episode, Falynn invited RHOA cast members Porsha Williams, Porsha's sister, Lauren, and friend, Tanya, to her house for some poolside fun.

Falynn's net worth is estimated at $2 million and she is a fashion model, influencer and public speaker.

According to another blogger, Falynn agreed to appear on the show in exchange for a hefty paycheck. Don't tell me Falynn got the money that NeNe left on the table?

Falynn's husband, Simon, 57, is CEO of the SIMCOL Group, KLC Petroleum, and SIMCOL Petroleum. He also owned a restaurant that was forced to close down during the pandemic. His net worth is estimated at $25 million.

The couple is childless but they have children from previous relationships. Falynn has three children from her prior marriage. Her eldest son, Troy, is 14. She had him when she was 17.
 

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Losing a job is always difficult. Last month, NeNe Leakes tearfully admitted she was fired from Real Housewives of Atlanta, the reality TV series she helped to create in 2008.

After calling bloggers liars for months, 55-year-old NeNe finally came clean during an episode of Tamron Hall. She confessed that she was forced off RHOA by the show's producers.

She stopped short of saying why (hint: her attitude needed adjustment).

Now NeNe claims she is "losing sleep" because of the "trauma" she's been through.

In a heavily filtered post on her Instagram stories, NeNe said, "I haven't slept well lately! Kinda in a daze. Sometimes when you've been thru [trauma] it's hard to sleep."

NeNe's followers expressed their support for her, saying she has a lot to live for despite being kicked off RHOA.

Others begged her to stay off social media due to its addictive and manipulative environment.

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