Sheree Whitfield Says Carlos King Stole Her Reality Show Idea
Sheree Whitfield is apparently none too pleased with a former RHOA producer after she claims he tricked her and stole her idea for a new reality show.
As previously reported Sheree and Marlo Hampton were thought to be taking NeNe Leakes’ place on the program…
but unfortunately for Sheree she was told that she would only be a “friend to the show” and appear in limited episodes.
Whitfield, ex-wife of NFL star Bob Whitfield, thought she would be reclaiming her status as a full-time member of the cast following the departure of NeNe Leakes and a backroom deal she brokered with the show’s former executive producer Carlos King.
‘Here she thought she was returning to pick up where NeNe left off as one of the original cast members, but now her episodic run is as limited as Demetria McKinney’s was last season,’ a source tells Daily Mail Online.
The 45-year-old fitness guru, a fan favorite, was upset when she learned she would only be featured as a part-time friend on the eighth season of the show.
Whitfield thought she was returning as a full-time peach-holding cast member and that Bravo would promote her return in the same vein as Bethenny Frankel’s to the Real Housewives of New York.
‘Sheree didn’t get a contract for the show until after she started production on Season 8.
‘She was several weeks into taping when the network presented her a contract for a limited number of episodes, much to her surprise,’ a source told Daily Mail Online.
According to the source, Whitfield met with the reality show producer earlier this year and pitched him a concept – a show about African-American real estate agents in Atlanta.
When Whitfield departed from the show three years ago she went on to get her real estate license and had been selling properties since.
She wanted to be featured in the new show along with several other women she knew were also having success in the world of real estate and believed King could help her sell the show to a network.
‘Without telling Sheree, Carlos started pitching the show to networks and WE TV became interested,’ claims the source.
He sold them the concept without Sheree’s involvement and then had to go back to her with a make-good once he did.
In addition to offering her a co-executive producer credit, he told her he would arrange for her return to Real Housewives full-time.
He was just trying to do whatever he could to keep her from suing him,’ the source revealed.
WE TV officially announced the pickup of the show, Selling It: In the ATL.
SMH…Sheree has since sent some not so subtle shade Carlos’ way…
and he’s clapping back.
See what he said about Sheree getting “duped” by him on the flip.
According to Carlos you “never look good when you try to make someone else look bad”…
and “some of you are so miserable because you chase what doesn’t matter.”
What do YOU think about Sheree and Carlos’ beef???
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