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Cynthia Bailey isn’t the least bit worried about the fate of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” now that NeNe Leakes has decided to exit the show. When E! caught up with the model at the Essence Music Festival, she stated, “Well the show has never been about one person. It’s just not what makes it work.”

As Cynthia sees it, grand exits are just part of the nature of the show, and she doesn’t think the show will be lacking anything with her former BFF’s absence. “Sometimes you gotta change it up and mix it up. I look forward to a really great drama-filled season,” said Cynthia.

Perhaps she’s so calm about the news because she saw this coming. Cynthia shared:

“You know, I wasn’t super surprised because I used to be very close with NeNe so I knew that at some point, she wanted to do other things and rightfully so because I think she has had a great run on the show. In my opinion, she will always be the original Atlanta Housewife and I wish her well.”

Cynthia wouldn’t say for sure who would be joining the show, but there are whispers that Kim Fields and Drew Sidora may be getting their own peaches. Whoever does join the cast, though, Cynthia hopes that they’ll be able to breathe some new life into the franchise.

“I am just excited for someone to come in who is a spit fire, someone who is not just gonna come in and check things out,” she dished. “I don’t know who yet but whoever you are, please audition for the Real Housewives of Atlanta. We need you!”

WERK: Karrueche Tran Signs On With Wilhelmina Models New York

Karrueche Tran has just landed a fresh new gig with Wilhelmina models! The agency announced that they’d given her a modeling contract with the following post. Given her social media following and status as a socialite, there could have been no more fitting way to break the news.

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And Wilhelmina is so proud of their new girl that they included her in a series of patriotic posts on Instagram yesterday!

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A part on an Emmy nominated show and now a contract with one of the top modeling agencies around? Yep! Life’s looking good for Karrueche these days as she continues to come out of Chris Brown’s shadow!

Kyemah McEntyre Starts GoFundMe!

Kyemah McEntyre stormed prom season in the stunning Afro-centric dress she designed, but she needs a little help with the next step of her education.

When she made a splash on social media it was also revealed that she’d been accepted to Parson’s The New School of Design, but tuition is not cheap. She decided to start her very own scholarship through GoFundMe, asking for any donations to help pay her way to college. Check out the campaign HERE and chip in if you’d like!

Congrats! Vanessa Williams Marries Jim Skrip

Congrats, Vanessa Williams! The former “Ugly Betty” star celebrated the 4th of July by forging a new union as she married Jim Skrip yesterday. B.Scott reports that the singer/actress said “I do” on Saturday in Buffalo, New York. READ MORE!

Got ‘Em! Nicki Minaj & Meek Mill Clap Back At Joe Budden

Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill hit Joe Budden with a one-two punch on social media after he said some nasty things about them on his podcast this Thursday. CLICK HERE to see how they went in on the former “Love & Hip Hop” star.

Audio Op-Ed: The Read – Wack Entertainment

Kid Fury and Crissle went off about the 2015 BET Awards, and you need to soak it all up. But first, get into Kid Fury‘s remix of Faith‘s “Soon As I Get Home.”

SUNDAY PAPER: Cynthia Bailey Responds To NeNe Leakes’ ‘RHOA’ Exit; Vanessa Williams Gets Married & More!  was originally published on