LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – NeNe Leakes and Marlo Hampton are no longer friends. And NeNe Leakes is set to film both Dancing with the Stars and her upcoming season two of I Dream of NeNe in the coming days. So will Bravo have Marlo Hampton twirl into a DWTS storyline next season on RHOA? If Lisa Vanderpump’s fake fainting scandal is any indication, expect Bravo to get RHOA cast members, and especially Marlo Hampton, as close to DWTS for every dramatic NeNe twirl. LALATE can report that, in the case of RHOA, there is always shade on the dance floor, even under the disco ball. Especially in the words of Marlo if that “Donald Trump hair [ain’t] redone.”
While DWTS is not know for its confrontations, and is more about steps than dramas, that has not stopped Bravo from capitalizing on ever twist and turn for their faux dramatic Housewife storylines. It remains unknown if Marlo Hampton will be invited back by Bravo for RHOA. But in November 2013, Bravo proved to viewers that it loves to make a storyline out of an ABC foxtrot, even if it involves fainting, or in the case of Lisa Vanderpump, alleged “fake fainting” on DWTS.
Lisa this season was filmed for RHOBH exiting ABC filming. She was shot both in her trailer and leaving ABC production. Expect Bravo to do the same with NeNe. But there is no drama in that if all Bravo does its book mouthpiece Cynthia Bailey to swoon over NeNe’s every word, and tango move. Bravo needs conflict, more than judges’ scores.
The real ratings winner would be Marlo versus NeNe, much like Kyle versus Lisa this season. Lisa said to Kyle after exiting her DWTS role “so I heard that you guys say that I faked my fainting. I didn’t fake it.” But Kyle said Brandi was talking behind Lisa’s back. “The last thing I need is more problems with Lisa. Why are u putting the blame on me. Thanks Brandi.”
Bravo eventually wrapped their an entire cast into the RHOBH / DWTS storyline this season. “Kim Richards years as an actress have taught her how to spot a fake faint”, said Bravo in November adding “did Lisa Vanderpump fake fainting?” Kim remarked “when people wake up, don’t they wake up startle? She didn’t.” Kyle added “Lisa wanted out from Dancing with the Stars. She wanted out. I don’t blame her. I would be tired and want out too.”