I Hate Jill Zarin The Real Housewives of Atlanta Nov 8, 2010
This show keeps improving every week, just straight up entertaining! I’m still annoyed that they moved the show to Sunday’s but here we are and luckily Bravo re-runs everything so often, it is always easy to catch the episode. Most people have DVR or TiVo so, no problem, we’ll forgive Bravo, for now. This episode was jam packed with entertainment!
Kandi finally chooses a friend who can actually sing to develop into a recording artist. Sheree’s hair stylist Lawrence comes in to the recording studio to discuss a project and give Kandi’s team a sample of his vocal stylings. Now this guy can sing! The contrast between hearing him sing for just a moment and Kim desecrating Kandi’s song was surprisingly funny! The fact that Kim wants to be taken seriously, talks about her fans and sees herself as a “pop star” is really comical, the problem is I think she’s serious.
If Kim Zolciak had not been a Bravo Housewife, her song, Tardy For The Party would have been laughed right out of any recording studio. During season one when Kim met with actual, real people in the recording industry, they told her the truth. Kandi is the real deal but she’s also blinded by friendship. I just don’t see what Kandi gets out of this friendship.
Kim is clearly agitated by Lawrence’s presence, I suppose real talent would make her nervous. Kandi suffered through Kim trying to sing the song that she wrote as the producers and sound mixers looked on completely horrified. Kim wasn’t just out of tune, her voice was cracking and horrendous!
Somehow Kandi is able to auto-tune the hell out of it and Kim walked away with a CD of the noise she made in the studio and she plays it for NeNe. NeNe tells Kim exactly whatshe wants to hear and says that there’s something wrong with the song, never mentioning that the vocals sound like a sick pig on crack. Why is everyone tiptoeing around Kim Zolciak?
Kim is shown visiting her storage units and admitting that she’s a pack rat decides to have a “yard sale” putting her valued possessions out in a parking lot of a burger joint. Kim’s father reasonably negotiates for prices that may actually get some of her old junk sold as Kim is alarmed by the low prices he is quoting. As she wants to inform us of just how much she paid for all of this junk, we all know that Big Papa paid for it all anyway so whatever she gets for it is pure profit. Note to self, always clean out your furniture drawers prior to the sale. Some lucky customer almost got Kim’s old under pants and her high school yearbook. I’d ask for a refund!
The ghetto “Estate Sale” as Phaedra calls it, (ok the “ghetto” part was mine) drew the attention of some of the other housewives including NeNe, Kandi and the always classy Phaedra. NeNe makes a purchase and Phaedra tells the ladies during a lunch break
that her doctor will be inducing labor although she’s only 7-month’s pregnant and that the baby is now 8 lbs. It gets better because in order to underscore that all is well with her plan, she informs the ladies that her husband, when born, was 3-months early and weighed 9-lbs. Either Phaedra thinks her co-stars, producers and viewers are complete idiots or SHE is a complete idiot. As an attorney, I would think she would research her lies a bit better. Phaedra, just google “gestational period of humans”.
As both Cynthia and NeNe point out, Phaedra is either pregnant by another man, or she was pregnant when she walked down the aisle to marry her husband. As Cynthia says, “who cares?”, but Phaedra’s southern belle reputation would be down the proverbial
toilet if she admitted she had to get married. <shocking!>
All of this foolish lying and the ridiculous stories are all to hide the fact that she was pregnant before she was married, but Kim reminding us that she was a nurse added to the comedy. Sorry Kim but you don’t have to be a nurse to know the gestational schedule of a human being, any mom knows that no doctor would induce labor at 7-months. If that doctor existed, he’d be the busiest doctor in the country. Wouldn’t we all love to deliver at 7-months, Phaedra is a lucky woman! There will be no screaming like a wolf or pooping on the table for this socialite. It’s a good thing that she has a job, unlike the rest of the housewives otherwise she may actually have to pay as much attention to her baby’s due date the way that they do.
Phaedra is also shown in her office soliciting business from an ex-member of Destiny’s Child where she explains that her contribution to the group was described as “not enough to have an opinion” and her resulting drinking and DUI arrest. This whole scene was very strange as I thought that Phaedra Parks was an attorney, not an agent. Phaedra seems to be promising this woman a whole new career and even a one-woman show. What on earth?
Phaedra explains that she is pro-active with her clients and solicits them for business, but best I could tell, this woman needs an agent or a producer, maybe even an AA meeting, but not an attorney. What Phaedra calls, “pro-active” seems to be the equivalent of ambulance chasing for an entertainment lawyer. Does she need business that badly? I guess there aren’t enough pot busts among
her clients at the moment.
We learned quite a bit more about Cynthia tonight, as her daughter Noelle plays in the park we meet Leon, the baby daddy who seems to be a whole lot more than that. Cynthia is a smart lady and made a wise decision for the father of her child, he’s a loving father who spends a lot of time with his daughter even providing an ear for Cynthia to discuss her impending marriage to Paul. Leon may be
familiar to you, he was in Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” music video.
It doesn’t seem to matter what Cynthia is wearing, or her makeup,
or her vastly different hair styles, she is stunning in every scene yet down to earth and a good person. I can see why Bravo was unhappy about Cynthia’s marriage news being leaked because it really does nullify all of this fear of marriage we’re seeing now as we know in the end she goes through with the wedding.
NeNe had a rough night, she continues to deal with her unemployed son who refuses to go to school and lives under her roof. He seems to be making no effort to find a job, and in a repeat of last season he simply wants his mother to use any connections
that she may have to get him a job in a nightclub. NeNe had hooked her son up with a club owner last season but agrees to introduce him to Cynthia’s fiancé Paul. NeNe wants Bryce to attend business school to really learn how to run a nightclub but Bryce seems to think that as long as NeNe hooks him up with Paul, who happens to own a nightclub, he will be all set. Bryce clearly needs some education since he doesn’t know what asparagus is, as his little brother correctly points out, Bryce just made a fool of himself on national television. Kids, stay in school.
NeNe’s problems continue as she invites Cynthia and Paul to
her home for dinner with her family. Another good lesson for the kiddies, never throw a dinner party while your marriage is on the rocks. NeNe does, as promised, she introduces her son Bryce to Paul who tells Bryce that hard work is what is needed explaining that he was up at dawn making donuts and working hard at his age, nothing comes easy. (Is this an afterschool special?) So many lessons we’re learning from The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Does anyone else feel like Bryce is not motivated to actually put any work into a career or an education?
The evening just gets worse as the over-served NeNe begins to slur her words and a miscommunication leads to a discussion on communication with NeNe poking her husband Gregg in the nose repeatedly. For all of the young wives out there, this is inappropriate behavior if you intend to keep your man. Gregg accuses NeNe of sending “shade” his way, this is apparently a bad thing as NeNe denies it, letting Gregg know that Cynthia paid him a compliment. Gregg is no dummy, he heard NeNe’s response to Cynthia’s compliment and I’ll bet it would fall into the “shade” category.
Sheree was conspicuous only by her absence in this episode,
apparently there wasn’t much happening with the Fake Doc this week but I’m sure she’ll be back to snarking next week. I really missed her, “Bitch, you don’t know when you got knocked up?” to Phaedra, it never gets old!
Bravo has posted a few previews for next week’s episode, you can view them here:
As of now, only Cynthia’s blog has been posted, each week she makes a list of memorable moments of the episode, it is worth reading:
My latest radio podcast has been released and you can listen to it here:
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Until Next Time..