'RHOA' Season 13 Cast: Kandi Burruss Reacts to Report Yovanna Momplaisir Is Joining Full-Time

Kandi Burruss from The Real Housewives of Atlanta has been with the show since the second season. The Grammy-award winner was already famous before the reality series and only grew her fan base even more. After 12 seasons on the show, the question of who will return and join has come up. Following a report that Yovanna Momplaisir was joining the cast for season 13, Burruss quickly shut down the rumor.

What does Kandi Burruss have to say about Yovanna Momplaisir joining ‘RHOA’?

Momplaisir was a controversial figure on RHOA Season 13 as she was revealed to have been the “snitch” of “Snake-gate.” At the season 12 virtual reunion, Momplaisir revealed that it was Nene Leakes that told her to record her fellow co-stars, which the latter has denied.

After a report from TMZ claimed that Momplaisir was joining the cast for season 13, Burruss reacted to the news.

“She’s not credible,” Burruss said on her YouTube show Speak On It. “She already one time said that it didn’t happen then she came back and said it did happen but she was only doing it because…I walked away feeling like Yovanna is talking some bullsh**.”

Burruss said that Bravo had not sent out letters about picking their cast for season 13.

“Well, I can’t say if I heard anything about her getting any letter. I’ll believe it when Bravo tells me. So we’ll see what happens next season. Well hell, nobody got their letters right now,” Burruss added.

Kenya Moore weighs-in

Another RHOA star that shared a similar experience was Kenya Moore. The former beauty queen also revealed that the network had not sent out contracts to the Housewives that would be joining next season.

“[TMZ] didn’t say that she would be a peach holder, but I don’t think she would be anything full-time other than full-time of BS,” she told Hollywood Life.

There’s one thing that is clear though, Moore is not a fan of Momplaisir and if she does join the show there would be a clash between them.

“I’m kind of over her and the situation and to see that she was plotting to dig up,” Moore added. “Why would you want to do that? Just so you could be a part of the show? I’ve never done anything to her personally to have her plotting against me and trying to embarrass me and my family, so it’s a no for me.”

Nene Leakes talks Yovanna Momplaisir and ‘RHOA’

Leakes is not certain to be returning to season 13 of the reality series. During quarantine, she has had time to process things and has not decided if she wants to come back. However, she has expressed that she doesn’t think Momplaisir would get a full-time offer.

“I feel sorry for her,” Leakes told ET. “She will never be a castmate over here and that’s so sad, because she has been used and abused. Bye, girl! She should feel very used. I can’t imagine Bravo hiring her to do anything. If so, they dropped down 10 levels.”

“She’s thirsty, honey,” Leakes added. “She ain’t never been on TV. She wanted to be on here by any means necessary. So, all they had to do was pick up the phone and say, ‘A camera will be shining.’ and she was like, ‘Oh my god! Well, let me get my hair and makeup on and come and show up.’ So, she shows up and they got her where she can turn against me. So, I guess they thought it was a good idea.”

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Boy, 13, saves his mum £200 by fitting her new laminate flooring himself after she moaned about the state of her carpet

A SINGLE MUM has saved £200 on laminating her bedroom floor after her 13-year-old son insisted he knew exactly how to do it – an ddid it himself during lockdown.

Stay-at-home mum Samantha Corbin, 33, had complained about the state of her bedroom after she was forced to tear up the carpet when family cat, Sparkles, was sick on it last month – knowing it would be near-impossible to find a tradesman to do the job in lockdown.

But the mum-of-two, from Pennar, Pembrokeshire, decided to take a chance when son Toby,then 12, insisted he could re-floor it for her – all he needed was the tools.

After ordering £130 worth of laminate flooring, a jigsaw and saw, the savvy youngster transformed his mum’s room in just two days after previously watching tradesmen complete the job downstairs in the family’s three-bed terrace.

Samantha then added the finishing touches with a lick of spare paint and a £64 roll of wallpaper – bringing the total transformation cost to just under £200- and saving another £200 on labour.

Toby, who's in year eight, dreams of being an engineer when he grows up, and even captured the hearts of Screwfix staff after he then ordered himself a much larger and more dangerous circular saw online.

Samantha was forced to quickly request a refund, with the trade retailer replying "we admire his enthusiasm, but this is certainly not for a child!’.

Speaking of the carpet's condition, Samantha said: “When the cat was sick on the carpet it was the end of the life of the carpet – my daughter had already spilt suncream on it and there was no bringing it back.

“It was a horrible carpet anyway so I pulled it up and I was living with just the bare floor.

Samantha said that she was complaining as she was ripping it up saying that it looks terrible and moaning that she wouldn’t be able to get a tradesman in because of the lockdown.

“That’s when Toby said he said he could do it," she said.

“He said ‘it’s easy’ – we had had the downstairs floor done and he said ‘I’ve seen it being done, it’s not that hard, all I need is a saw and a jigsaw’.

“So I chose the flooring and he did the rest.

The proud mum said she couldn’t believe it when she first saw the new look and thought it looked likeprofessional job.

She said: “Some people have said how could you trust your 12-year-old to do that but if he was going to do a really bad job, I would have known straight away.

“I could see within 30 minutes that he was doing such a good job – he had done two rows and they were all perfectly straight.

“I’m just really proud of him. He was only 12 when he did it, it’s not the normal thing you think of a 12-year-old boy doing – most of them wouldn’t even care.

“He is the man of my house, " she continued, "he does mend and fix everything that he can for me.”

The incredible flooring job inspired Toby to also use his new tools to build a duck house for the duck eggs he, his mum and sister Annabelle, three, have been incubating since lockdown began.

But the trade savvy youngster got slightly ahead of himself on his 13th birthday this month, when he used his birthday money to order a £120 circular saw from Screwfix – leaving Samantha red-faced and requesting a quick refund.

She said: ‘He had his birthday four weeks after doing the floor and I gave him my details to get himself something from Screwfix – he was adamant that he wanted to order tools.

“But when I sent his dad the screenshot confirmation of the email so he knew what he’d got with his birthday money, straightaway I got a call back from his dad saying ‘he can’t get a circular saw’.

“I hadn’t realised how dangerous they were, so I had to email Screwfix to get a refund and explained the situation.

“They replied saying that they admired his enthusiasm but the tool was not appropriate for a child!”

After splitting with Toby’s dad when he was just a toddler, Samantha describes her 13-year-old as ‘the man of the house’.

But bringing up Toby and his little sister on her own meant that Samantha had no time to decorate her own room in the last two years since moving in.

She said: “I moved into the house two years ago and I literally just put a bed in my room.

“I focused on making sure Annabelle and Toby’s rooms were done first.

“This was the first opportunity that I had to do something about it – and everyone says it looks professional.”

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IRS sets deadline of May 13 to submit direct deposit information for stimulus checks – The Sun

THOSE who haven’t received a stimulus check and need to give their banking information to the federal government have until May 13 to do so.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said on Friday that those who qualify for and want the $1,200 coronavirus relief payment have until Wednesday to submit their information online.

"We're working hard to get more payments quickly to taxpayers," IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said in a statement.

"We want people to visit Get My Payment before the noon Wednesday deadline so they can provide their direct deposit information.”

He added: “Time is running out for a chance to get these payments several weeks earlier through direct deposit."

After the Wednesday deadline, the government will start sending paper checks that will get to Americans in later May and in June.

To fill out your information, visit: IRS.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment.

Once there, click “Get My Payment” and fill out the appropriate information that the IRS needs to send you the relief payment via direct deposit.

The website will ask for a Social Security number, date of birth, street address, and zip code.

It will also ask for 2018 or 2019 tax return and banking information so the money can be directly deposited into bank accounts.

The “Get My Payment” tool can also be used to check the status of stimulus checks.

The payments are part of the $2.2trillion rescue package signed into law in March that’s aimed at combating the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

Most people don’t need to do anything to get the money, and were sent the money automatically, based on direct deposit information on their previous tax returns.

Anyone earning up to $75,000 in adjusted gross income and who has a Social Security number will receive a $1,200 payment.

That means married couples filing joint returns will receive the full payment — $2,400 — if their adjusted gross income, which is what they report on their taxes, is under $150,000.

For those who make more, the payment declines: Those earning more than $99,000, or $198,000 for joint filers, are not eligible.

Parents will also receive $500 for each qualifying child.

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13 dementia patients saved from coronavirus by hero swine flu nurse

Thirteen dementia patients at care home were SAVED despite showing coronavirus symptoms after hero nurse who worked through swine flu crisis used her experiences to contain the outbreak

  • Maria Spollin became a specialist in advanced life support during swine flu crisis
  • Her expertise saved 13 dementia patients at Church Farm Skylarks, Nottingham
  • Retired Army Brigadier Peter Stevenson was the first resident to catch the virus
  • He recovered and celebrated his 86th birthday as the home became virus free 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

A hero nurse who worked through the swine flu crisis has saved the lives of 13 dementia patients.

Maria Spollin runs the Church Farm at Skylarks in West Bridgford, Nottingham, where she helped 13 residents recover from coronavirus.

Five of the 50 residents tested positive for the virus on March 22 and eight more showed symptoms.

Maria worked for 20 years at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, and during the 2009 swine flu epidemic and she used those experiences to help her dementia patients.

Maria Spollin (pictured) saved the lives of 13 dementia patients at Church Farm at Skylarks after utilising advanced life support knowledge she learnt during the 2009 swine flu epidemic

Five of the 50 residents tested positive for the virus on March 22 and eight more showed symptoms

Maria said: “It was a very difficult decision to make, weighing up the consequences if someone had not got the virus but were contained with people who had got the virus, I was potentially putting them at risk.”

She added that she was ‘relieved’ her actions saved the patients and she was proud of her team.

Elderly people are most at risk of coronavirus but as of April 23 all 13 patients had fully recovered and the care home was declared virus free.

During her time at Glenfield Hospital Maria became a specialist in advanced forms of life support.

Using her knowledge gathered during the swine flu crisis she utilised zoning in the home.

This meant, with permission from families, isolating people who had the virus and converting the home’s communal area into a makeshift ward.

Church Farm Skylark’s manager Helen Walton said: “With a care home you know there is every chance that coronavirus will arrive. Maria had discussed with us what we should do so we were well prepared.

“When five residents tested positive they were immediately isolated in a communal lounge we had converted in to a makeshift ward with beds.

Retired Army Brigadier Peter Stevenson (pictured), who served with the Scottish Borderers, was the first resident to catch the virus after developing a cough and sore throat

His daughter Julia Murphy (pictured) said ‘we’re incredibly blessed to have such a fabulous team here. I am just so relieved that everyone is getting better

“We had explained to families beforehand what we intended to do and they were all happy that.

“Four staff members worked round the clock to care for the ill. Those staff were isolated from work colleagues and other residents to help prevent prevent the virus from spreading. They worked so hard, changing clothing and bedding and making sure hygiene was at the highest level. Their professionalism was magnificent.”

Retired Army Brigadier Peter Stevenson, who served with the Scottish Borderers, was the first resident to catch the virus after developing a cough and sore throat.

He celebrated his 86th birthday on the same day the home was declared coronavirus free.

His daughter Julia Murphy, said: “Dad, was coming up to 86 and he hadn’t been well at all last year when he had an heart attack out of the blue. I was thinking ‘oh, Lord, I can’t even get in to see him to say goodbye.’

“We’re incredibly blessed to have such a fabulous team here. I am just so relieved that everyone is getting better.”

The home’s makeshift ward has been deep-cleaned and kept ready should the virus return.

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At least 13 disabled orphans fall sick with coronavirus in Belarus

At least 13 disabled orphans fall sick with coronavirus in Belarus after country’s president dismissed fears about the disease

  • Ten staff members have also been infected at the Vesnova orphanage in Hlusk
  • It homes 147 young people with severe disabilities and weak immune systems 
  • Alexander Lukashenko said riding tractors and drinking vodka would beat virus 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

More than a dozen disabled orphans have been infected with coronavirus in Belarus – just weeks after the country’s president dismissed fears about the disease.

At least 10 staff members as well as 13 children had contracted the virus at the Vesnova orphanage in the central Hlusk district as of Thursday.

The centre, which cares for abandoned youngsters and those born into poverty, is home to 147 young people who suffer from severe disabilities and weak immune systems.

The Vesnova orphanage homes severely-handicapped children such as Maria, pictured in 2016

Ministers are now being urged to move those who have fallen ill to hotels and other accommodation, despite Alexander Lukashenko’s recent dismissal of the seriousness of the virus. 

Adi Roche, founder of Irish charity Chernobyl Children International which financially supports the orphanage, said the situation was ‘critical’ and that some of the children were ‘extremely ill’. 

‘There are no painkillers, no cough bottles. We are really worried and we feel we cannot abandon the children,’ she told Irish Public broadcaster RTE.

She added that ‘their chances of survival would be very poor’ due to the severity of their disabilities.    

It comes as Mr Lukashenko has dismissed fears about the outbreak as a ‘psychosis’ and has not closed borders or imposed strict lockdown measures in the eastern European country.

After claiming earlier this month that Covid-19 had killed just four people, the president insisted in a bizarre speech that working on tractors would provide protection from the virus, as would drinking vodka. 

The centre, which cares for abandoned youngsters and those born into poverty, is home to 147 young people who suffer from severe disabilities and weak immune systems 

There were 8,773 confirmed coronavirus cases in Belarus as of Friday, of which 396 are in the Mogilev region in the east, and 63 deaths in total. 

In an effort to contain the disease, employees at the orphange have started working in shifts, contacts between different groups of children have been stopped, and visits prohibited.

Schools in Belarus have been open since Monday after a three-week holiday break.

In neighbouring Russia, people have opened their homes to psychiatric patients and disabled children after an emergency government measure allowing people to take residents of state institutions home. 

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Family of boy, 13, who died after getting coronavirus give tribute

Family of Britain’s youngest coronavirus victim mourn 13-year-old ‘loving son’ with ‘heart-warming’ smile – and urge Britons to ‘stay at home to protect NHS and save lives’

  • IsmailAbdulwahab, 13, from Brixton, London, died in hospital on Monday
  • He is believed to be the youngest victim of the coronavirus outbreak in the UK 
  • His heartbroken family revealed how he died alone at King’s College Hospital  
  • They said: ‘Ismail was a loving son, brother, nephew to our family and a friend to many people who knew him. His smile was heart-warming and he was always gentle and kind’
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The bereft and ‘beyond devastated’ family of Britain’s youngest coronavirus victim who died aged just 13 today paid tribute to the ‘gentle and kind’ schoolboy.

Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, from Brixton, South London, died alone at King’s College Hospital in London on Monday, with family members unable to visit him in fear of catching the deadly virus.    

He is not thought to have had any underlying health conditions as deaths hit 563-a-day in the UK today, with 2,352 now passing away after contracting coronavirus. 

In a statement issued through GoFundMe, Ismail’s heartbroken parents and six siblings said: ‘We are heartbroken as a family due to the devastation caused by the coronavirus as it becomes too real for us as a family and community.

‘Ismail was a loving son, brother, nephew to our family and a friend to many people who knew him. His smile was heart-warming and he was always gentle and kind.’

They added: ‘We also wanted to re-iterate the need for people to listen to government guidance.

‘Covid-19 is a virus that is attacking all members of our society, not just older people or those with pre-existing conditions. So please do everything you can to ensure that we adhere to social distancing; that people stay at home as much as they possibly can, to protect the NHS and save lives’.

Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, 13, is believed to have died alone at King’s College Hospital in London yesterday and his family released a moving tribute to the Brixton schoolboy today

They went on: ‘As a family, we have decided not to release Ismail’s picture at this juncture as we are concerned where it may end up and how this will impact us upon seeing it.

‘We as a family are still trying to come to terms with the sudden death of Ismail. He leaves behind six siblings who are completely devastated and this has been made more difficult not being able to be with Ismail while he was in the hospital.’ 

News of Ismail’s death was shared on a GoFundMe page created by Madinah College, in Brixton, to raise money for his funeral and was later confirmed by King’s College Hospital.

The boy’s family, who also recently lost his father to cancer, said they would not be releasing any photos of Ismail and that they were ‘beyond devastated’. 

It comes as a record-breaking 381 coronavirus deaths and 3,009 cases were declared in the UK on Tuesday, which is officially Britain’s darkest day so far in the ever-worsening crisis.

A statement from Ismail’s family yesterday said: ‘Ismail started showing symptoms and had difficulties breathing and was admitted to Kings College Hospital. 

‘He was put on a ventilator and then put into an induced coma but sadly died yesterday morning. 

‘To our knowledge he had no underlying health conditions. We are beyond devastated.’

Mark Stephenson – College Director at the Madinah College where Ismail’s sister works – said: ‘Ismail was tested positive for coronavirus. They have not released the body yet, as the coroner wants to do an autopsy – I’m assuming due to his young age and not having underlying conditions.’

Madinah College in Brixton, London, where Ismail attended. The college set-up a Go Fund Me page to raise money for his funeral 

The fundraising page reads: ‘It is with great sadness to announce that the brother of one of our teachers at Madinah College has sadly passed away this morning (Monday 30th March 2020) due to being infected with Covid 19.

‘He was only 13 years old without any pre-existing health conditions and sadly he died without any family members close by due to the highly infectious nature of Covid 19.

‘We at Madinah College would like to appeal to our brothers and sisters to donate generously to help raise £4000 for the funeral costs.’

A spokesman for King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said: ‘Sadly, a 13-year old boy who tested positive for Covid-19 has passed away, and our thoughts and condolences are with the family at this time.

‘The death has been referred to the Coroner and no further comment will be made.’

Ismail’s death comes just hours after a 12-year-old girl died from coronavirus in Belgium. 

The girl had had a fever for three days before her death, and tested positive for COVID-19, said Belgian government spokesman Steven Van Gucht. 

No other details were given about her case, including whether she had any other underlying health problems.

News of the boy’s death was shared on a GoFundMe post created by Madinah College, a mosque in Brixton, to raise money for Ismail’s funeral

Young Vitor Godinho seen here smiling into the camera, seemingly a fit and healthy teenager

Tributes have been paid to Julie Alliot, 16, (pictured) who succumbed to respiratory problems in a Paris hospital after first developing a ‘slight cough’ 

Statistics released this morning revealed basic details about the first 108 people in Britain to have COVID-19 mentioned on their death certificate. Elderly people and men were the worst affected, the data showed

It was the first death of a child in the coronavirus crisis in Belgium, which has now recorded a total 705 deaths from the disease it causes, according to the latest official toll. 

Before the Belgian girl’s passing, the youngest European to die from the deadly illness was Vitor Godhino, a 14-year-old boy from Porto in Portugal.   

He died on the early hours of Sunday after falling ill from the virus.

Before Vito, 16-year-old French schoolgirl Julie Alliot was reported as the youngest Covid-19 death in Europe. 

She died at a hospital in Paris on 25 March.

It comes as the UK revealed that some 1,789 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 have now died, while the total infection toll has surpassed 25,000.

However, the true size of the outbreak remains a mystery because of the UK’s controversial policy to only test patients in hospital.

The number of new deaths recorded today is twice as high as the 180 victims recorded yesterday. But there was only a 14 per cent jump in daily cases – up from 2,619. 

And the number of hospital admissions appears to have slowed, going up by a ‘constant amount’ each day, data shows – with around 1,000 new patients a day being treated by the NHS. 

One of today’s victims was only 19 years old and had no underlying conditions that made them more vulnerable to the life-threatening complications of the illness. 

Today’s development comes after government statisticians revealed this morning that the true death toll may be 24 per cent higher when people who died outside of NHS hospitals are added in to the count.

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Dundee parents with 13 KIDS reveal strict rules to stop house descending into chaos during coronavirus lockdown – The Sun

TWO Dundee parents, thought to have the largest family in Scotland, have lifted the lid on the rules that sees their house remain sane during the coronavirus lockdown.

Emma and Roy Hann have 13 KIDS – with ten still living under their roof.

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While you might be sitting at home with the kids and wondering how to keep them occupied – spare a thought for the Hann's.

Speaking to the Sunday Post, the parents have revealed what they're planning on doing to ensure their household doesn't plunge into chaos.

Getting out in the garden, doing some DIY and signing up to Netflix are some of the activities high on their list.

Mrs Hann, 50, who works in a cafe, said: "It’s a little bit crazy, a little bit chaotic and a little bit scary, but it’s actually nice to get back to being a family.

"Usually everyone is in and out at different times for work and school but now we are all stuck at home, we are getting back to a routine and it’s mad, but in a lot of ways not such a bad thing.

“We’ve had to adjust with introducing rules and a bit more routine and activity, but we’re surviving and working well together.

"It just shows you how strong the family bond can be.”

Her husband, a nurse practitioner at Ninewells hospital in Dundee, is busy helping to tackle the coronavirus pandemic

But the Hanns, who are Mormons, say they have split up chores to get on with around the house on a daily basis.

They also admit they're encouraging the kids to work as a team and to keep up their exercise, such as walking the dog, Buster.

Emma added: "We now have some conditions, like no TV if the house isn’t tidy, and the kids need to clear away their own dishes after meals and take turns helping prepare dinner for the rest of the family.

"We aren’t really doing home-schooling. We have a few learning apps and homework packs, so are working through those a little every day, although the schedule isn’t rigid.

"It would be too hard to keep that many kids in check all day long.”

Alice, 21, and is good at maths, is helping her teenage siblings.

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