RHOA season 8
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Filming for season 8 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta commenced with Cynthia Bailey's eyewear launch party held recently.

Although Nene Leakes and Claudia Jordan have quit the show, Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Phaedra Parks and Kenya Moore have all returned for the upcoming instalment of the reality TV series.

Sheree Whitfield and Marlo Hampton, who were also spotted at the event, have reportedly been cast by Bravo to fill the void left by Leakes and Jordan.

According to ET Online, no sooner did filming begin that there were two cat fights. Hampton and Kenya Moore were spotted chatting with Cynthia's husband Peter Thomas, who was seen arguing with Porsha Williams and Hampton. Later, Sheree and Kenya also got into a frenzy and some threw water on the other, the website reported.

Meanwhile, TMZ has claimed that Whitfield finalised her contract with Bravo and has returned to the show. "We're told former cast member Marlo Hampton will make the occasional appearance on the show as well," the report said.

"With two women returning to the cast, fans will have all the drama they need," the website added.

Further, People Magazine in report said that Kandi Burruss would return for season 8, and her pregnancy will be part of the main storyline.

On the other hand, Burruss dished that filming for RHOA is underway and it will chronicle her pregnancy. "We just started taping. Obviously you will get to see a lot of our journey through this pregnancy, but other than that it will be drama as usual," the star noted.

Bravo has not yet announced the official cast and release date of RHOA season 8.