Real Housewives of Atlanta Might Have Just Lost a Capital-F Friend!

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As if the Real Housewives of Atlanta didn’t have enough to deal with right now, what with production getting shut down after a staffer tested positive for covid-19 and all. Now, they’ve lost one of their stars! I mean friend of the stars! I mean woman who is frequently on screen!

Tanya Sam, a friend of the housewives since season 11, has apparently decided not to film any more scenes for season 13, which premieres on Dec. 6. From what unnamed sources told TMZ, Sam really didn’t like how she was portrayed in the trailer that dropped in early November, which appears to insinuate that she and Porsha Williams may have done something sexual with a stripper at Cynthia Bailey’s bachelorette party.

“Appears to insinuate,” “may have done something sexual”…… Love to speak in libel-averse journalism nonsense! Anyway, Sam hasn’t full-on quit the show, but she won’t be filming any more scenes this season. Sources add that she probably won’t be at the reunion either.

“I’m a little pessimistic about it actually happening just in light of everything that’s gone on this year and how difficult it is to get anything back into production with covid,” said Alison Brie when asked about the possibility of a GLOW movie wrapping up all of the canceled Netflix series’ loose ends, per Deadline. “So what I’m saying is don’t hold your breath because if it does happen, it might take a minute.”


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Freelance journalist (GQ, W, Esquire, elsewhere), here on weekends

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Everybody knows the RH franchise producers stage and edit scenes. But there is little she can do about it. This is why everyone should read contracts closely and understand what they mean in practice. Will be sad to see Tanya go though. She is the rare one in all of the RH franchise with a good vibes only energy. Her quirky sorority girl personality was a refreshing break from the usual backstabbing, snatching wigs and physical fights the franchise feeds its audience.