On the syndicated New York radio show the Breakfast Club heard locally on Streetz 94.5, Atlanta’s Claudia Jordan confirmed she has not been fired from “Real Housewives of Atlanta, ” supposed news that has been spreading all over the Web in recent weeks.
“I’m still in play with ‘Housewives, ’ ” she said. “I have not been released from my contract.”
For people who understand how “Housewives” works, the producers will sometimes film more people than they ultimately give full-season status to. They make a final decision later in the production cycle, usually a few weeks before the debut in the fall, based on how story lines progress.
Sometimes, they will give a person “recurring friend of the show” status, as they did last year with Porsha Williams and Demetria McKinney. That means they are not in the main credits and don’t necessarily appear in every episode. Sometimes, they’ll move someone up that they originally planned to be an occasional guest, which is what happened with Jordan.
“People don’t get their peach status until halfway through the year, ” Jordan said.
As for her current status, she said, “we’re talking.”
An important component of the show is to have a boo, if possible. Unfortunately, the single Jordan said she just broke up with someone last week.
But Angela Yee, one of the Breakfast Club hosts, said Jordan’s Facebook post was far nicer than what really happened, based on what she heard. “It was a little too classy, ” Yee said.
She also brought up a rumor that Jordan had been banned from eating breakfast in the room because it annoyed someone. Jordan confirmed this was true but wouldn’t say who. Obviously, the who was Smiley. “I thought it was a joke” at first, she said. But it wasn’t.
Charlemagne Tha God expressed glee over Smiley’s actions, saying he now knows a way to be a complete jerk.
“Some days, he was really nice, ” Jordan said, in his defense.
Charlemagne then mentioned something I had heard from a source, that Smiley didn’t like women funnier than him. “I didn’t have a chance to be funnier than him, ” Jordan said. (Smiley denied to me that he is jealous of anybody else.)