I Hate Jill Zarin Real Housewives of Atlanta October 26, 2010
I love this show! Whoever cast the Atlanta Housewives was a genius, ok well not a genius but they did a pretty good job!
Sheree is still dating the doctor who took her to the lousy club to go dancing, she still seems a bit uncomfortable with this guy. I don’t think she would have given him a second date had he not had those two little letters in front of his name (Dr.) because they seem to be from two different worlds. He may have money behind him but he’s not pretentious or showing off in any way, he seems very down to earth and determined to teach Sheree that it is not all about money.
Doc brought Sheree to a seminar that he was teaching all about helping African American women find the perfect guy who will settle down and get married. As Sheree arrived dressed to kill and just stepping out of hair and makeup, the doctor was explaining to the crowd that men like their ladies to be less “made up” and more natural… I guess Sheree didn’t get that memo. Undeterred, the Doc brought Sheree on stage with a few other ladies to get their side of the story. Sheree failed the catsup test as she answers that she would go ahead and open the catsup bottle on her own rather than asking her date to open it. It really was an unfair question since Sheree wouldn’t be caught dead in a restaurant that had a bottle of catsup sitting on the table. Ask her who should spread the caviar on the cracker and she may do better.
NeNe was funnier than any of the housewives, in fact all of them put together tonight and half of the episode she was out of it. NeNe went in for the body tune-up, she had a nose job, tummy liposuction and a breast reduction but it was not funny at all to hear her moaning for her husband while in a twilight haze before and after surgery. Gregg Leakes was nowhere to be found and NeNe’s friend explains that they’re not on the best of terms right now and possibly he was against this surgery but in the end, he should have been there. NeNe has really grown on me, I think she’s got a good heart. NeNe’s been accused of changing with the fame and becoming a different person, and maybe that’s true, but she’s landed in a good place and seems to be trying to do the right thing.
NeNe unnecessarily explains that it is her money and she writes the checks so she’ll have any surgery she wants to have, almost as though the viewers were questioning her right have plastic surgery, I say more power to her, whatever makes her feel better about herself. Her comments lead us to believe that her defending her right to have the surgery were directed toward her absent husband.
NeNe’s lying on a hospital bed after having been fed plenty of drugs making the most hysterical comments, if given the opportunity she would probably make a great stand up comedienne.
Possibly Gregg didn’t agree with spending money this way or he didn’t want his wife to have smaller breasts, for whatever reason Gregg is usually the voice of reason but was not even present as NeNe returned home to recuperate.
NeNe’s two sons were home and while Brice was unsupportive, I think he was trying to say his mom didn’t need any surgery and was just fine the way she was, unfortunately he’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer and came off as rude. Her little guy, Brentt was shy but sweet as he agreed his mom looked great although she was still half in the bag with drugs, swollen and was only standing up due to Kim’s support.
Kim’s support? Who would have thought this woman would be the one to show up on NeNe’s doorstep with flowers following her surgery? I really don’t know how Kim Zolciak justifies her existence, she just takes from everyone and rarely seems to give back.
Kim visits Kandi at her recording studio as she’s working on her 14-cut album (which they now call CD’s but Kandi’s from the album days as are most of us). Kim acknowledges one song that Kandi plays for her as fantastic and what little we were allowed to hear did sound incredible. I love Kandi’s writing, I think she’s one of the most talented songwriters in the business. (I will let her slide on Tardy For The Party as she had little to work with) Kandi is known for her female anthems and she does them so well.
As Kim and Kandi are talking it seems clear that Kim is assuming that Kandi will produce another song for her just as she did with Tardy For The Party at no charge. (Kandi explains in her blog how she was not paid for this song) Kim lounges on the studio couch telling Kandi that it is time that she puts out another song and you can just tell that Kim feels Kandi should be jumping to help. Kandi is too smart for Kim and asks her if she plans on getting a record label to produce it, Kim doesn’t miss a beat but doesn’t have an answer either. Kandi was spot-on when she told us last week that Kim wants the fame and the fortune of being a pop star but has no drive or ambition and is lazy. Kim says that she really wants to do country music, she’s been told her voice is better acclimated to country sound. Seriously? Her voice is better suited to record a scary Halloween track.
I was actually surprised to hear Kandi’s idea of touring with Kim and provided Kim doesn’t smoke on the tour bus, they will perform together. Is Kandi just being nice or does she think that Kim’s stage presence is going to improve ticket sales? Am I the only person who knows that Kim Zolciak cannot sing and is merely turning her Housewives status into a joke on stage? I will not clap!
Kim’s parents visit her and her daughters for dinner and the conversations are just strange, they’re not typical family talks as Kim announces to her parents that her daughter (13 years old) Brielle was making out with a boy. Kim shows her parents a video of her performance at the White Party and scolds dad for looking away from the screen for a moment. Finally, Kim tells her parents that she is back together with her married on again-off again boyfriend, Big Poppa and that she and her daughters spent the weekend lounging by his amazing pool. (his wife must have been out of town) Assuming Kim’s parents are used to her antics, they don’t seem the least bit phased by all of this information. Kim’s dad describes his daughter as “class individual and professional”. I don’t know what this guy’s been smoking but he’s clearly blinded by love for his daughter.
Enough of Kim Zolciak, she’s like nails on a chalkboard!
Cynthia Bailey and her fiancé join Phaedra and Dwight, the pink hat pair at an equestrian event where we learn that Phaedra considers herself an equestrian. NeNe’s comments here are priceless! Paraphrasing, “Phaedra on a horse, let me picture that…ooooooo-k, <snap> not a good look”.
The topic of class has been discussed many times before and when it comes to the Housewives, the one thing we’ve learned is that most of them have no idea what class is or how to get it. We learned from New York that money can’t buy it and Phaedra is confirming that fact for us in Atlanta. Making your guests feel comfortable and not offending them would be a good start.
Phaedra invited Cynthia and her fiancé to this steeple chase, and even sent a limo to pick them up, ok that could be classy. Phaedra invalidated what little bit of class the limo held by her insensitive and judgmental comments made during the drive to the equestrian event.
Offending her new friends, Phaedra asked Cynthia if she and her fiancé were living together before being married and explained that she would never do that as she grew up in church then added that she’d never marry a man who was dirty and had a bunch of grimy children running around. Once Phaedra removed her foot from her mouth she learned that Cynthia’s fiancé has five children from previous relationships yet she’s unapologetic. Dwight in his ridiculous pink had just drops his jaw, not because his friend made a complete fool of herself but was shocked that a 50-year old man may have children from past relationships. Cynthia correctly notes that the only way Phaedra’s husband could be cleaner than her fiancé is the showers he took in prison.
I don’t know why Phaedra bothered marrying Apollo, she should have just set up shop with Dwight and never ever multiply!
Phaedra threw herself a baby shower, apparently that’s how the classy women do it. Inviting over 200 guests and sporting crystals on her eyelids and white roses in her hair, she makes her grand entrance after telling Dwight that late arrivals are to be turned away. If they miss her grand entrance, apparently they’re not worthy to give her a gift. As Kim Zolciak arrives late and without the obligatory hat and gloves that are required attire for this baby shower, she is unfortunately not turned away but escorted to her table next to Kandi, Cynthia and Lisa Wu Hartwell, former Housewife returning for a cameo.
Phaedra glides over to Kim hoping to shame her for being late by offering to buy her a watch, Kim is oblivious and simply gulps more wine, encouraging the other party-goers to do the same. Dwight arrives to remove Phaedra from the commoners table and the two of them perform an awkward yet comical dance for the guests. As ballerina’s surround this psychotic pregnant woman, in a voice over Phaedra explains that her husband is too manly to perform a minuet with her at her baby shower, which should have given her a clue that it was a ridiculous thing to do, but it was memorable.
While the other housewives jaws hit the table watching Phaedra and Dwight make fools of themselves, Kim barely notices and keeps on slugging the wine as if it’s nothing unusual, again encouraging the others to drink up and enjoy the show.
The entertainment value that the Atlanta housewives provide is second to none. These women are characters and make no apologies for their insane behavior and the comments thrown back and forth are truly priceless! The only thing that would have improved this episode would have been NeNe attending Phaedra’s baby shower, that would have been worth the price of admission. I’m looking forward to these to women coming face to face.
I have written my take on the Housewives newest bandwagon, bullying. This is a great topic to bring to the forefront and if all the discussions and focus help even one child to escape from being bullied, it is all worthwhile. What sickens me is when these grown women who call themselves housewives turn this entire movement into something about them and their critics. I hope you’ll take a moment to read this blog, you can find it here:
Feel free to comment here or there on this hot topic. New blog will be posted there later today as well.
We all saw the reports over the weekend of the New Jersey nightmare physical fight that occured at Melissa and Joe Gorga’s baby’s Christening. Witnesses report that physical altercations took place between Joe Giudice and Teresa’s brother Joey Gorga. Is it just me, or can we just not seem to get away from these Giudice people even during the off-season? Apparently they’re filming and possibly none of this would have happened without Bravo’s camera’s rolling. Reports are that the players demanded that the camera’s be turned off.
This incident has led viewers to believe that Teresa Giudice has signed on for the new season, yet reports have not yet indicated this to be a fact. I’m still holding out hope that she’s just a part time player in the show and chose to attend the Christening to get on camera.
Many Housewives fans are fed up with the violence, fighting and dramatics. Our friend Real Old Housewife even wrote a great blog about it, well worth the read:
She also reports the surprising news that Bravo plans to move The Real Housewives of Atlanta to Sunday nights starting next month. I bit of a crazy move since fans of the Real Housewives seem to all enjoy watching ABC’s Sunday night lineup of Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters. Bravo historically did not have any original programming on Sunday nights and it was probably best to leave that alone and allow ABC to have it’s ratings grabbers but Bravo apparently feels as though it’s got enough pull to grab viewers away from ABC, I doubt it!
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