I Hate Jill Zarin The Real Housewives of Atlanta
NeNe Leakes posted her blog last week after a long absence from blogging, most likely she’s pretty busy with The Celebrity Apprentice but she was pretty clear that her marriage is over. We watched as she visited a family law attorney last week on the show and she seemed to confirm that she filed for the divorce. The attorney told her she could file yet remain married indefinitely but it seems as though she’s ready now to move forward. Possibly she was waiting until the show finished filming or possibly waiting until she completed filming Celebrity Apprentice but it seems as though we’re going to have another Housewives statistic.
NeNe is following the same path as Tamra and Vicki of Orange County and Cat of DC with Bravo’s Housewives resulting in a divorce. There is no telling whether or not these marriages would have survived had these ladies not taken part in the Housewives series but I’m sure it played a part in the problems in the marriages.
Here is what NeNe had to say:
Gregg and I have held it together for years, but my breaking point has come. I’m one hell of a woman, and I am nobody’s fool.
We didn’t see NeNe’s husband Gregg on tonight’s episode, but we did see NeNe depressed and alone at home with no make up and she was clearly upset about the problems in her marriage. NeNe’s good friend Diana dropped by to make sure that NeNe was alright. Maybe self-centered Kim can take note of how real friends behave. NeNe is such a big personality that it was sad to see her like that.
It was clear that NeNe was also depending on her friend Cynthia, unfortunately Peter, Cynthia’s fiancé choses this time to decide to have a problem with his fiancé being on the phone with her friend. I can understand a man wanting his woman’s attention when he’s home, particularly when he’s away from home a lot. The restaurant business requires long hours and Peter was clearly stressed, but when someone is in need the way that NeNe is, he needs to stop being so selfish and allow his lady to be there for her friend. I was surprised that Cynthia bend the way that she did rather than standing up to him and telling him that she’s going to do whatever the hell she wants to do, including talking on the phone anytime she damn well pleases.
I was really disappointed in the way that the show ended, Peter being so unnecessarily rude to NeNe when she was simply trying to clear the air and figure out what was going on with his attitude that had completely changed toward NeNe. The fact that Peter and NeNe got along so well in the past and the fact that Cynthia has been portrayed as a strong independent woman was certainly not evident tonight. This turn of events was a bit shocking. I was surprised that Peter took out his anger at NeNe who did nothing more than call Cynthia on the phone. I was surprised that Cynthia allowed Peter to speak to his friend that way when she hadn’t done anything to deserve it. Cynthia is in a tough spot, being in the middle between your husband and your friend is the worst position to be in but if Peter is restricting her phone time when he’s at home, what’s next? I didn’t realize he was as controlling as he is. I really liked him up until tonight.
It was truly physically painful watching Kim Zolciak trying to sing, and I mean “TRYING” to sing because she simply cannot do it. I really don’t understand why the time and energy of this talented vocal coach was wasted on Kim because it’s not like anything is going to change. The best that she can hope for is that the words are coming out of Kim’s mouth in the proper order so that they can auto-tune and make the music louder than the lyrics so no one can hear her voice.
The seemingly unending resources that have been provided to Kim Zolciak could be so much better utilized on someone with talent and there must be literally thousands of more deserving singers in Atlanta alone. People in the music industry must be fuming if they see this nonsense. There is no way this woman would be taken seriously as a recording artist if she hadn’t had Big Poppa to pay for recording time during season one and if it hadn’t been for Bravo casting Kandi Burress alongside Kim Zolciak in season two of this show. I would really like to meet someone who thinks Kim’s signing is good just so that I can slap some sense into them. People really bought her song? Who? Let me at em!
The whole lesbian relationship with DJ Tracy Young is clear to me now, Kim used this woman because she had nothing going on while filming this show and she needed a storyline. She was becoming the Kelly Bensimon of Atlanta and Tracy Young is Kim’s Scary Island. It was all just PR and meant to get attention. After three years of watching Kim Zolciak on this show does anyone really believe that she is a lesbian?
Tracy seemed uncomfortable as all of the women were questioning her at the race course but Kim sending her assistant, Sweetie over there to retrieve Tracy and return her to her rightful place next to Kim was priceless. “Go get her” Kim said, then “Get her and go”. I was chuckling! Instead of Kim getting off her lazy ass and going over there to talk to everyone and be honest about what is going on, Kim decides to try to keep anyone from talking to Tracy all night.
Every episode Kim gets more and more like Kelly Bensimon, tonight Kim never stopped touching her hair, she twirled it, she smoothed it down, she pushed it off her face a million times, she just never stopped touching her hair. The only difference is we can safely assume Kelly’s hair is real, while Kim’s is a wig that looks like one that a hooker would wear.
Kandi and Kim have a discussion about their “tour” and apparently the plan was for Kim to open the show for Kandi. I am going to go out on a limb here and predict that something goes terribly wrong between Kandi and Kim because the song that they’re shoving down our throats, “The Ring Didn’t Mean A Thing” wasn’t recorded and released, Kim recently released a song called, “Google Me”. The other clue is that Kandi is actually touring with Fantasia and not with Kim, most definitely a step in the right direction for Kandi.
While Kandi and Kim do not speak ill of each other, their blogs have quite a few little jabs at each other and they don’t speak at all on Twitter. Last summer the two ladies were constantly tweeting photos of themselves having dinner together, on vacation with their kids in the Bahamas and spending time at each other’s homes. They would tweet to each other joking and having fun but now they act like the other doesn’t exist. This back and forth about the royalties for “Tardy For The Party” still hasn’t ended, just last week Kandi reiterated on WWHL that she was screwed out of the money she was entitled to for the song and Kim insists that she paid Kandi everything that she was entitled to.
I don’t know if the only bitterness between Kandi and Kim is the song royalties or if something else happens that we will see on an upcoming episode, but there is no doubt that their close friendship is over.
Sheree’s acting could easily be compared to Kim’s singing, the difference is actually what Sheree pointed out, “Kim is laughing all the way to the bank”, whereas Sheree was offered an acting job that she would not be paid a dime for. Both ladies are a bit delusional as to their talent but when it comes to her acting, Sheree’s clothing line is spectacular. (I kid I kid) Watching Sheree pursue an acting career is just about as dull as television gets, watching Kim sing is truly painful. The only fun part about Kim’s singing is counting Kandi’s eyerolls.
Is this a new thing, racing luxury cars? I’ve never heard of that before, I think it’s a bit insane but I can say with certainty that if I had a $150,000 Aston Martin, the race track is the last place that I would take it. But the race track is where we found, Sheree with her Aston and Kandi with her Mercedes leaving rubber on the track as the other housewives watched. Kim rode in the car with Kandi and Kim’s guest and lover Tracy rode in Sheree’s car after promising not to speak a word to Sheree about her relationship with Kim. NeNe clearly didn’t want to be there but she was a pretty good sport and held her head high after her husband made a complete ass out of both of them on the radio just days before. Sheree won the race and Kandi, like Kelsey Grammer, is not a good loser at all! Maybe Camille Grammer should save Kandi the way she saved Kelsey and teach her how to graciously fake smile and clap when she loses.
Phaedra was not nearly as annoying tonight as usual, she doesn’t seem to join in with the other ladies but having just had a baby, I can understand her not attending the luxury car race. Her time is much better spent being shit on by her cute little baby. We saw Jill’s dog shit, we saw NeNe’s dog shit, even Sonja’s dog shit was featured on a Housewives episode but this was the first baby shit and Phaedra has the distinct honor of not only being the first housewife to allow her child’s poop to be shown on camera, but she held it up high in her bare hand for all to see. I love how they were surprised that the child went potty while naked and taking photos, what exactly did they expect? Phaedra then explained that usually white babies who eat canned foods poop all over their mommy, but not black babies who only eat fresh foods. Ok, that didn’t happen but it would have been hysterical if it had. The photos were actually very beautiful, that is one of the cutest babies on television! Apollo could have put a real shirt on for the photo shirt rather than a plain t-shirt, but I’m guessing the photos taken with his shirt off will be the keepers.
It was nice to finally see Phaedra showing just a bit of emotion over her new baby. She presented her husband with a really nice framed photograph. Apollo sleeping with the baby on his chest sleeping too was really beautiful and Phaedra actually got emotional as Apollo brilliantly asked, “when did you take that photo?”. Well, let’s see, you’re sleeping in the photo so it was obviously taken while you were working out in the gym. He then said, ”thanks” and put the photo on the floor. He was definitely more excited about his second gift, a limited edition Rolex watch was the kind of gift Apollo can appreciate.
Andy Cohen hosted Sheree and Tabatha Coffey on his little program, Watch What Happens Live and Tabatha looked amazing, Sheree looked like she had just strolled in from Church, what the hell was that dress she had on? It looked like one of those old fashioned dresses that they used to make female prisoners wear in old movies when they’re in jail. The length made her legs look huge and the color was putrid gray, it was just awful. I rarely comment on fashion because I’m no expert but wow, if that was a She By Sheree dress, she should stick to acting. Oh wait, she sucks at that too.
Sheree didn’t say anything fun or interesting or even a little bit snarky, she loves everyone, she’s happy for Kim, she thinks Phaedra is misunderstood and much nicer than she appears on television. Looking back to Sheree’s acting audition, she wasn’t hesitating while speaking because she was trying to remember her lines, she really does hesitate before speaking all the time.
Tabatha was great, I really wish she would have given her true opinion of Kim’s wig, her response of, “next question” gave us a good idea of how she feels about it, but I’d have loved to hear what she had to say. Tabatha was oh so kind when asked about Kandi’s hair, she did admit that it was “untidy” but she liked that Kandi has fun with color, so much fun that she looks like Woody Woodpecker, as Mickey Mouth so beautifully proved for us.
Andy Cohen showed us a clip of Kandi’s new music video to go along with her CD which is coming out next week, we’re being beaten over the head with this CD release by Kandi and now by Bravo, it is also featured on the Atlanta page of Bravotv.com. I hope that Kandi didn’t sign a deal with the devil in getting Bravo to promote her CD, they don’t do anything for free.
Andy’s three things he was obsessed with tonight were, 1. Kim’s swimming in the lady pond with DJ Tracy Young. I don’t know why Andy was so curious, Tabatha summed it up pretty well, it was all for publicity. 2. Phaedra’s baby poop in the hand, made Andy chuckle along with the rest of us. And 3. An excuse to show a clip and preview of Tabatha’s Salon Takeover and her infatuation with dropping the “F” bomb.
I love Tabatha’s show and will be recapping it weekly right here on Tuesday mornings, I hope you’ll all stop by for that! Tonight will be the season premier, don’t miss it! I was a bit disappointed that Sheree admitted she didn’t watch the show, this would have been a good time for one of those little harmless fibs.
The poll question asked viewers who they thought Kim Zolciak should be with, Big Poppa, Tracy Young or Kroy the Professional Football Player. There wasn’t an option for “I couldn’t care less” so I didn’t vote but surprise, Kroy won the viewer’s vote, maybe because she’s with him now and pregnant with his baby.
Andy also treated us to his three wishes, I guess he had to fill up the 30-minute show since his Housewife this week was a bit dull, He wants a Justin Bieber Doll, no comment, he wants to see more of Cher in the new year and I couldn’t agree more and he gave a nod to Elaine Kaufman, a New York Restaurant Owner who passed away, owner of Elaine’s a New York landmark, will, as Andy said, be missed.
Andy offered his guests a shot of whiskey, I don’t know if he thought he was chatting with a couple of truck drivers but not surprisingly, they both turned him down. Andy threw his back like he was dying of thirst but it didn’t make the show any more interesting or fun. I think that the only way Andy can get through these shows is if he is as liquored up as possible.
Andy promised us that he would get NeNe back on the show as soon as he was able to, and announced that Phaedra and Apollo are scheduled for next week, his Thursday night guest this week is Taylor from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Don’t forget Tabatha’s Salon Takeover tonight, I’m looking forward to her show. I think some of her tips and wisdom can relate to all small business owners, not just hair salon’s and of course, its even more fun when that one employee just won’t get with the program, butts heads with Tabatha then is either terminated or finally gets it and thanks Tabatha and apologizes for calling her a “F’in bitch”. Gawd I love this show!
Everyone’s favorite doggy, Ginger Zarin is back, after a brief absence from Twitter, our very own JazzNightOut shared this with us (remember to read from the bottom up):
@JazzNightOut @GingerZarin: Wouldn’t want to blow ur spy status, esp. w/ “perks”. When u can, put paw to keys; whistle if u need us. Tks 4 the memories.
@GingerZarin to @JazzNightOut I’m very busy with spy duties & I have my own condo w/ free dog stud services. I no longer pine for Cookie. In my down time I can tweet but it’s chilly in Russia so I type more slowly.
@JazzNightOut @GingerZarin I don’t know what to say; I am glad you are free, but will u still be able to tweet with us? I would miss u!
@gingerzarin said: Ppssssst I am now a Russian spy. They have good use for a dog that can listen and transcribe later via typing. The lookalike w/ Zarin is a plant. I’m free! I’m free! That’s why they sent her crates of vodka to distract her & switch me out w/ the lookalike dog. Poor bastard.
Hysterical! I love Ginger Zarin!
Until Next Time…