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HGTV property pro Egypt Sherrod and her husband, builder Mike Jackson star in "Married to Real Estate."

Powerhouse real estate broker and designer Egypt and her husband Mike know plenty about juggling booming property businesses, pleasing clients, managing a home and raising three daughters — and they make it look effortless and fun in their new HGTV series Married to Real Estate.

In the eight-episode season, which premieres on Thursday, Jan. 13, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Egypt and Mike will marry their considerable complementary talents to help families land a perfect home in their ideal neighborhood.

Egypt will leverage her knowledge of the housing market, financial prowess, and design sensibilities — skills she honed in her business life and as the star of her HGTV hit series Property Virgins and Flipping Virgins — to find affordable houses in desirable Metro Atlanta locations for her clients.

And, with smart expenditures that yield breathtaking results, Mike and his team will renovate the properties to help increase their value and return on investment. "I'm obsessed with real estate and helping people find their perfect home," said Egypt.

"Mike and I find families a house in the right neighborhood and renovate it into their dream home — with the goal that they move in with equity in their new place. We aim to over - deliver for our clients."

"Egypt and I work well together, and we enjoy working together," said Mike. "We've lived in and renovated 11 homes that we eventually sold for a profit, so we're able to advise our clients on how to spend their money the right way to maximize a home's value."

In the premiere episode, Egypt and Mike will tour two unique properties with a couple who is passionate about mid-century modern style. The chosen house has original features the buyers want to keep, including a statement stone fireplace and wood-paneled walls, so Egypt and Mike will incorporate those elements into the renovation.

At the reveal, the duo will wow their clients with a bright, open floor plan that includes a sleek kitchen with a waterfall island and an entertaining room with a built-in bar. Throughout the season, Egypt and Mike also will collaborate and compromise to manage their own personal and home projects, including building a basement design studio, searching for a new office space and creating a big girl bedroom for their youngest child.

While waiting for Married to Real Estate to premiere, fans of Egypt and Mike can catch them in action as guest judges in the last season of HGTV's mega-hit home renovation competition series Rock the Block, as well as stream Egypt's previous HGTV series on discovery+.

The duo also will star as one of the four competing teams in season three of Rock the Block in early 2022.

More Married to Real Estate content will be available on HGTV's digital platforms. Fans are invited to connect at HGTV.com and by following @HGTV and #MarriedtoRealEstate on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. In addition, fans can follow Egypt (@egyptsherrod) and Mike (@djfadelf) on Instagram. The episodes also will be available on HGTV GO the same day and time as the linear premieres — Thursdays at 9 p.m. beginning Jan. 13.

Married to Real Estate is produced by 51 Minds Entertainment.

The eight-episode series premieres on HGTV Thursday, Jan. 13, at 9 p.m. ET/PT and is available to stream on discovery+.

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Angela Simmons is not joining the cast of Real Housewives of Atlanta in season 14. Blogger B. Scott sparked rumors when he said Rev. Run's daughter was spotted on set filming for season 14.

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B. Scott said Angela and singer Ne-Yo's ex-fiancée, Monyetta Shaw (right) were filming with the cast. Unlike most messy bloggers, B. Scott's tea is usually piping hot and accurate.

However, sources from the Bravo production team tell TMZ that Angela is not joining the cast. Angela is friends with a few other Real Housewives cast members including Marlo Hampton.

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Angela has a minor son to raise and she has business ventures that require her attention.

Season 14 will include old timers Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Drew Sidora, Sheree Whitfield, and Marlo Hampton. Sanya Richards-Ross, a former track and field star, has also been added to the lineup.

As for rumors that NeNe Leakes will make a surprise comeback, creator Andy Cohen is adamant she will not return.

He said, during an appearance on "The Real" last month:

"You know, we are in the midst of shooting season 14 of the Atlanta housewives, and it's great and Marlo has her peach and Shereé is back, and we have some new faces and some great faces and Kenya Moore is on fire, and so I am really focused right now on season 14 of the housewives of Atlanta and not really looking beyond that right now."

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An Indiana pastor was "relieved of pastoral duties" for appearing in drag on a reality TV series.

Craig Duke, former pastor at United Methodist Church in Evansville, appeared in feminine attire and full makeup on HBO's "We're Here" reality TV series last month.

After word of his suspension spread around town, Evansville residents Chris and Erin Sexton launched a GoFundMe page that raised over $40,000 for the defrocked pastor.

The GoFundMe page described Duke, who is heterosexual, as a "man of faith, a father, a husband, a social justice advocate, and ally for the LGBTQIA+ community" who "has fought for a fully inclusive church that is welcoming to people of all races, all genders, and all sexual orientations."

"Unfortunately, Duke's participation in this show caused much turmoil in the church that he was serving at the time and ultimately lead to him being 'relieved of pastoral duties' at that church.

"Craig will continue with a significantly reduced salary until no later than February 28. Obviously, this poses a major challenge to Craig and his family as they determine their next steps."

Duke said he had never heard of the series until he was contacted by Evansville's Pride board, and asked if he'd be interested in participating in the show.

"I was surrounded and immersed in a culture that I've never been immersed in, and one of the things in ministry, if you want to involve people different than yourself in your ministry, you have to go to where people different than you are. The invitation to be part of the show allowed me that."

Duke also said he wanted to participate in the show to support his daughter, who came out as pansexual two years ago.

"I'm hoping it's a bridge — for my daughter, for the church I serve, for the denomination I love and for me — and I'm hoping my voice will become stronger," he said on the show.
 

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NeNe Leakes has expressed an interest in returning to Real Housewives of Atlanta, the reality TV show she helped create with Bravo Network.

After the death of her husband, Gregg Leakes, NeNe is alone for the first time in her adult life. Friends say money is tight and NeNe is struggling to keep her Linnethia Restaurant & Lounge open.

NeNe's million Duluth mansion is still sitting on the market after 52 days. She is asking $3.8 million for the property she purchased for $2 million in 2015.

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Last week, NeNe admitted she would absolutely be open to returning to the show if her former friend, Bravo producer Andy Cohen would give her a meeting.

Andy has responded to her request.

According to Rhymeswithsnitch, Andy Cohen responded to NeNe on his SiriusXM podcast, Andy Cohen Live.

Here is what he said:

"What I don't want to do is get into a public thing with her. I think she would probably prefer that I keep her name out of my mouth and that is what I'm going to honor."

Ouch.

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On Monday, Bravo TV dropped the 1st trailer for Porsha Williams' scripted RHOA spinoff reality TV series titled Porsha's Family Matters.

In the trailer, Porsha's family reacts to her surprise engagement to Simon Guobadia -- who was a married man at the time.

Porsha's family had a lot to say about her engagement - which came out of left field.

She said her family members were hurt that she would be Simon's fourth wife.

"I have single handedly pulled my family and friends into my personal shit," she said in a voiceover. Later, a relative asks her about his previous failed marriages.

"I want to know why Simon's three previous marriages did not work," the relative said.

Another one of Porsha's relatives expressed her dismay that she found out about Simon on TV. "How you engaged to a married man?"

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Porsha's Family Matters is set to premiere on Bravo on Sunday, Nov. 28, the premiere will follow Porsha's family as they work through their shock at a wellness retreat in Mexico.
 

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Cynthia Bailey confirmed reports that she is out as a cast member of Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Cynthia, who joined the cast of RHOA in season three, announced her departure on Instagram on Monday.

"After much thought and consideration, I have made the very difficult and heartfelt decision not to return for the next season of Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Thank you NBC Universal, Bravo, and Truly Original for over a decade of partnership. I can't wait to see what we do next!"

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She also thanked her former castmates "for eleven of the most unbelievable years of my life; and the most incredible & UNFORGETTABLE memories!"

Over the years Cynthia struggled to come up with a storyline to remain on Bravo TV's payroll. The 54-year-old former fashion model joined the cast with her then-husband Peter Thomas. When their marriage went south she married sportscaster Mike Hill in 2020.

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Earlier it was reported that one of singer Akon's harem of wives, Tomeka Thiam, will join the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

It isn't clear if Tomeka will be a "friend" of the cast, or if she even knows any of the cast members personally.

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Blogger Lovebscott revealed that former Olympic gold medalist sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross is joining the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta for season 14.

B. Scott also reported that original RHOA cast member Shereé Whitfield is returning after more than a decade.

Marlo Hampton, a longtime friend of the show, is rumored to be getting her own peach as a full-time cast member.

And restaurateur Kandi Burruss, who joined RHOA in season 2, is also out as a castmate.

B. Scott writes:

"Production is aggressively interviewing new prospects in hopes of filling all seven slots. They're specifically looking for ladies with husbands and/or significant others."

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One of Akon's harem of wives, Tomeka Thiam, will join the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

It isn't clear if Tomeka will be a "friend" of the cast, or if she even knows any of the cast members personally.

What is clear is that Tomeka has enough drama in her life to fill several seasons of scripts.

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For starters, Tomeka is one of Akon's handful of wives. It's unknown if she's the main wife or just one of his concubines.

Sources close to production tell TMZ, that Tomeka has agreed to be part of season 14 of 'RHOA' and will film with the other Housewives beginning in November.

According to TMZ, no official decision has been made on whether she will be a regular, a "friend", or just make a guest appearance.

Former RHOA cast member Sheree Whitfield is also rumored to return to the show, but only if she regained full-time Housewife status with her own peach in hand.

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Akon, who is Senegalese, famously admitted he has several wives, but it's unclear if he or any of his other wives will make an appearance on the new season of RHOA.

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The 48-year-old "Lonely" singer also admits he is a prolific breeder with six children by three women.

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Akon sparked controversy during a concert in 2017 when he simulated sex with a 15-year-old girl at the Zen Nightclub in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago as part of a fake contest.

As a result of the scandal, Verizon Wireless removed cellphone ringtones featuring Akon's songs. Verizon also pulled out as a sponsor of The Sweet Escape Tour where Akon was the opening act for Gwen Stefani.

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Former Olympic gold medalist sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross is joining the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta for season 14.

Sources tell lovebscott.com exclusively that Sanya, 36, is joining the cast as a "friend" of the show.

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Producers plan to offer Sanya a peach if things work out with the other cast members.

The producers have reportedly "gutted" the cast and are auditioning for fresh new faces to fill all 7 slots.

Back in July, lovebscott.com revealed exclusively that Porsha Williams is not likely to return to the series.

"The network loves Porsha and wants her to stay, but Porsha reportedly doesn't want to deal with the negativity surrounding her soon-to-be husband. Her concern is that, for example, producers and/or the other ladies will bring other women to the show that Simon has allegedly been involved with."

B. Scott also revealed that Cynthia Bailey is out as a cast member, and original cast member Shereé Whitfield is returning after more than a decade.

Marlo Hampton, a longtime friend of the show, is rumored to be getting her own peach as a full-time cast member.

And restaurateur Kandi Burruss, who joined RHOA in season 2, was shown the door.

B. Scott writes:

"Production is aggressively interviewing new prospects in hopes of filling all seven slots. They're specifically looking for ladies with husbands and/or significant others."

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Sanya met her future husband, Texas Longhorn cornerback Aaron Ross, while attending the University of Texas. The two were engaged in 2007 and married in 2010.

Their wedding was featured on an episode of Platinum Weddings. Aaron Ross later played for the NY Giants of the NFL. They welcomed their first child, Aaron Jermaine Ross II, in 2017.

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In her memoir "Chasing Grace" Sanya revealed she had an abortion back in 2008 prior to the Olympic Games.

In 2013, Sanya premiered her WE tv reality TV show Glam and Gold, which was filmed at their home in Austin, Texas.
 

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Steph Curry's mom, Sonya Curry is reportedly in negotiations to join the cast of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, according to reports.

The remarkably fit 55-year-old filed for divorce from her husband of 33 years, Dell Curry, on June 14 in a North Carolina court. The couple accused each other of cheating throughout their 33-year marriage.

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Curry, 57, accused Sonya of cheating on him with former NFL player Steve Johnson, a 6th-round pick in the 1988 NFL Draft.

Dell claims Sonya is living with Johnson, a millionaire commercial developer, in Tennessee.

Now that Sonya is free to do what she pleases, she is reportedly in talks with Bravo to star on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

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A Bravo executive tells MTO News, "Sonya has wanted to be a reality star for years. She and Dell pitched a couple of shows to [Bravo]."

It isn't clear if Sonya's children, NBA stars Steph Curry and Seth Curry and daughter Sydel Curry, agreed to appear in the series.

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According to an insider, Bravo passed on all the shows that Sonya pitched to the NBC Universal owned network. The executive continued, "Their ideas were boring, and [Sonyas now ex-husband] Dell didn't want any excitement or drama in the show."

Now that Dell is out of the way, Sonya is open to joining the cast of RHOBH.

"We're working on getting her on the Beverly Hills [Housewives]. Nothings signed yet, but I think she'll be a part of next season's cast," Bravo's insider told MTO News.

Most of the women in the RHOBH cast are spinsters in their 40s and 50s - so Sonya would fit right in.

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Teyana Taylor is reportedly recovering from emergency bilateral mastectomy surgery after discovering multiple lumps in both breasts.

The singer and actress's health scare is covered in the latest episode of her E! reality series "We Got Love Teyana & Iman" (see video below).

The 30-year-old mom of two is seen having a biopsy conducted on her "dense" breast tissue, with the samples sent to be analyzed.

Teyana said she has a family history of breast cancer, and reportedly made the difficult decision to have both breasts and nearby lymph nodes removed.

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"I just want this to be the last time I go through this," Teyana explained while fighting back tears. "Cancer runs through my family, so it's a scary thing both for me and Iman," she said, referring to her husband Iman Shumpert.

Uncertain of the outcome of her surgery, Teyana asked Iman to take their daughters to Chicago to be with his family.

During the surgery, Teyana's doctor removed a sample of breast tissue for lab analysis. Fortunately, the biopsy samples were not cancerous.

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After recovering for a week in Miami, Teyana returned home to Atlanta, where she was greeted by her eldest child, who made her a card and had a bunch of flowers.

"Oh my gosh, it's so great to see them right now because honestly this week in Miami has been very, very emotional for me because it's very seldom that we're apart. Junie is so loving and caring."

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Teyana said it is difficult not picking up her daughters, 5-year-old Junie and 11-month-old Rue, after being advised to avoid any lifting for the next six weeks.

Rue struggled to understand why her mom wasn't picking her up, as Teyana explained:

"Rue don't understand what's going on. She's like, 'Pick me up, hello, what are you doing?' I can't do any tight hugs. I don't even know if I'm going to last six weeks."

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Later in the episode, Teyana reflected on the surgery, saying:

"I accept every single body scar, everything that comes with mommy-hood, but the changes physically, mentally, emotionally, it's crazy. As mommies, we really are super-women.

"It's been a rough year for me, but I feel like I, like, overcome it and I did a great job of balancing everything, trying to be mommy, trying to be wife, trying to be entrepreneur and everything else I have going on. I just want to enjoy this moment and try not to think of the negative."

Watch the video below.