A reality TV star has postponed her appearance this week at a Detroit high school.
Kenya Moore, a cast member of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," won't be able to attend an assembly planned in her honor Friday at Cass Technical High School because of a scheduling conflict involving her family. She still plans to donate $20,000 to the Detroit Public Schools Foundation, said Shannon Barr, vice president of a public relations firm that works with Moore.
This is the second time Moore's appearance — and the donation — has been rescheduled. She was originally going to present a check on Tuesday, but then the event was pushed to Friday. No new date has been set.
"I'm disappointed for a variety of reasons," said Glenda Price, president of the Detroit Public Schools Foundation. "The students at Cass Tech were preparing to perform. There has been so much anticipation about her visiting the school."
Moore is a 1989 Cass Tech grad. She was raised on the west side by her grandmother, Doris Grant.
Moore told the Free Press last week that she wanted to help children in the city's public schools.
"A lot of these kids now, because this city is bankrupt, they are just not getting the opportunities," Moore said. "How do you expect them to excel when they can't get a book they need for class, let alone a computer?
"I think right now it's a dire situation for Detroit. I wish I could give more of my money to DPS. Clearly, $20,000 is not going to solve the problem, (but) hopefully it will help."
Moore's appearance was going to be filmed for an upcoming episode of the hit Bravo TV show.
The postponement "has nothing to do with the donation at all," Barr said in an e-mail to the Free Press.
"They need her father at the event and something came up and her family can longer make that date," Barr wrote.
Moore and fellow "Real Housewives" cast member NeNe Leakes each pledged to donate $20,000 to charity during a sixth-season reunion episode of the show, which aired in May.
Moore picked the DPS Foundation. Leakes said she would match her donation.
The foundation is a non-profit organization that raises money for Detroit Public Schools.
Guess her season 7 paycheck didn't get direct deposit yet.