The brassiest member of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reality series NeNe Leakes (pictured right) could be getting a pink slip for her latest outlandish shenanigans. Reportedly, the highest paid diva of the bunch got in to a physical altercation with cast member Kandi Burruss (pictured left), and she allegedly struck a producer during the brouhaha, according to The Christian Post.
Sources say that Leakes was the aggressor and the circus animal antics took place while a Season 5 episode was being filmed. The series airs on the Bravo network, which has a zero-tolerance policy for physical violence that extends not only to a show’s co-stars but to the working crew as well.
The no-laying-of-hands edict is stipulated on the contracts that are provided to cast members of the show that Leakes did agree to adhere to during their filmed episodes. Andy Cohen, who sits at the helm of Bravo, has expressed his disdain for physical violence on televised interviews in the past.
So does the recent alleged fisticuffs between the 44-year-old Leakes and 35-year-old Burruss mean that someone could get a Louboutin boot off the show? (Can somebody say, “NeNe!”)
The last cast member reportedly fired was Sheree Whitfield, who made salary demands last year that were not met. The ‘She By Sheree’ wannabe designer on the other hand said she left the popular show because of the fighting and cattiness.
There were also rumors that blond wig-wearing Kim Zolciak got snipped from the show, but she says that the talk is just rumors: the expectant newlywed says that her job as an Atlanta Housewives cast member is still safe and secure.