Posted: 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013
By Maria Valiente
Update 3:30 p.m. ET:
The plot thickens! After contacting the event organizer, Carlondo Cooter Brown, to see why they are advertising that NeNe will be hosting the event, he responded that NeNe was slated to host the evening, but decided to back out, and he even has a signed contract to prove it. What's more, he also claims that Peter Thomas and Cynthia Bailey are now stepping in to take over hosting duties. We've yet to get confirmation from Cynthia if this is actually true, but new posters for the evening in question do say she’s involved..
When NeNe asked Charlotte Street Style to take down the ad for "Roc Da Runway," they replied, "We're a media group contracted by Brown& Brown Marketing to handle their press and per their contract they're showing you booked."
Regardless of what actually went down, NeNe is definitely not going to be hosting, so they should make that clear sooner rather than later, or they will have a lot of disappointed people at their event.
Original story 10:30 a.m. ET:Oh, no! NeNe Leakes is being set up to fail and she's doing everything she can to stop it.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is being falsely advertised as the host and judge for an event called "Roc Da Runway," even though she has nothing to do with it. They even have her picture on their flyers!
The event, which is being held on Sunday, January 19, is supposed to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina. Z Events has the evening listed, too, claiming, "Celebrity Guest Ne Ne Leakes (The Real Housewives of Atlanta) will be hanging out with us this year as a HOST & JUDGE!"
Last week, NeNe retweeted several posts regarding the evening, announcing in all caps that she is not hosting the event and declaring the details "all lies." But, the ads keep coming and they now printed a flyer that has a photo of NeNe on it.
"I'am NOT a part of this event! Please take my picture off this flyer! Stop tryin 2 fool the people," NeNe protested.
One of her followers informed her that the rumor that she's hosting and judging "Roc Da Runway" is "everywhere" down in the Carolina's and another pointed out that they will probably pretend that she bailed last minute in true diva fashion.
"Right! that's what am talkin abt," NeNe responded.
We really hope NeNe can get the company to take down her picture and stop making these false claims about her involvement in the event.
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