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Husband Gregg Leakes gave his bride a 10-carat diamond band to go along with her 15.2 carat engagement ring.
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• And the numbers are in! NeNe and Gregg Leakes spent a whopping $1.8 million on their second wedding, Life and Style exclusively reports. The ceremony was anything but simple. At one point, Gregg presented NeNe with a 10-carat diamond band to complement her 15.2 carat engagement ring. Some 400 guests enjoyed homemade biscuits, macaroni and cheese, shrimp and grits and fried chicken. The couple chose an Old Hollywood theme for the evening. NeNe also reportedly wore a $50,000 Baracci wedding gown and for the reception changed into a $20,000 Pnina Tornai dress. NeNe says spending time with her close friends and family meant the most to her—especially being walked down the aisle by her sons, Brentt Leakes and Bryson Bryant. “That was so emotional for me,” shared the star. “And Gregg telling me I was beautiful—that was really special. I had a lot of teary moments.” [Life and Style]
• The backlash against Paula Deen continues. Retail giant Walmart wants Deen out of its stores. “We are ending our relationship with Paula Deen Enterprises and we will not place new orders beyond those already committed,” said Walmart in a statement. Yesterday, news broke that Deen hired Judy Smith, a PR and crisis manager, to help save her career. [TMZ]
• Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak is pregnant, again! The star confirmed the news on the Tuesday finale of her show, Don’t Be Tardy. She and husband Kroy Biermann are expecting their third child together. The couple already have two children: Kroy Jr., 2, and Kash Kade, 9 months. Zolciak has two daughters from a previous relationship. [People]
• Soledad O’Brien’s company, Starfish Media Group, is close to landing a production deal with Al Jazeera America. Under the proposed contract, Starfish will produce “long-form programming” in addition to other kinds of segments for the network. It’s the second deal for O’Brien in recent weeks. In early June, O’Brien signed a contract with HBO. [Hollywood Reporter]
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