I Hate Jill Zarin The Real Housewives of Atlanta Jan 17, 2010
Good Morning Housewives Fans, I know you’re all jealous because Kim wakes to her alarm playing Tardy for the Party! How can I make that happen? $1.99 on Itunes, ok I’m not that jealous, I’ll pass! So Kim is up and apparently that means everyone has to be awake, she wakes up Derek then she pulls the covers off of Sweetie and the poor girl is in her undies. Sweetie says good morning to Kandi – Sweetie quickly learns that Kandi isn’t a morning person.
Kim moans and complains until the driver pulls over so that she can have a smoke break, Kandi, the driver, the publicist, are all disgusted with Kim’s constant demands for a smoke. Kim tells us that she works really hard and needs a B-12 shot. I’m still waiting for the part where we see Kim working hard. The genius Kim calls NeNe who happens to be at work so she can’t talk long. Kim invites NeNe to Orlando rather than waiting until all the ladies arrive in Miami. Sweetie, shoot me up!!!
Cynthia and Sheree arrive at Phaedra’s house, they seem to be seeing the baby for the first time, weren’t they at the “Sip and See” party? More scenes played out of order Bravo? Phaedra makes a beautiful lunch, Martha Stewart style. Sheree asks how Phaedra can do all this, new baby, work and make lunch? Wow! I’m guessing the same way we all do it or have done it and she sure has it much easier than single mom’s.
NeNe at 11-Alive, ready to introduce her Jermaine Dupris piece live, NeNe tells us that she had to make magic happen in the editing room. Keeping It Real with NeNe Leakes airs and the producer smiles, all is well in NeNe’s world.
Back on the bus Sweetie finds an internet feed to NeNe’s first segment on 11 Alive and Kim, Sweetie and Kandi watch it on the bus. Kim is pissed about NeNe’s mentioning her age and Kandi says, “I told you so”.
Kandi and Kim’s tour bus makes a road stop but Kim doesn’t eat meat, I’m sure they have absolutely no salads on the menu so it is a complete disaster – a mess, wine to the rescue. Kim’s having a liquid lunch.
I have to say, Kim seemed to fit right in sitting on a green plastic folding chair outside that bus looking like she was camping, smoking a stogie and cooking vegetarian beans over an open fire. All she needed was the man in the dirty t-shirt with a pack of smokes rolled into the sleeve cracking open an Old Style.
Sweetie gets a bit “short” with Kandi as Kandi walks through Sweetie’s cloud of smoke Sweetie tells Kandi to “walk away”. Sweetie and Kim are both getting on Kandi’s nerves.
Cynthia tells her fiance, Peter that she’s excited about her wedding dress, typical couple talk before their wedding but then Peter drops a bomb. He has officially closed his restaurant, Uptown.
Cynthia is obviously upset, not only is she not getting paid back all of the money she put into the restaurant, but the income from the restaurant was supposed to pay for their wedding. Cynthia tells us that they can barely pay their bills and were depending on money from restaurant to pay for the wedding.
Peter is completely unrealistic and unreasonable. Clearly this is something that needs to be discussed, Peter initially says that they may have to modify the wedding to go a bit less expensive but later he tells Cynthia not to worry about it, its only $20k and he’ll work it out. According to Peter, that should be the end of the conversation. Peter refuses to discuss it further and says that this is why he never tells her anything. Wow, this guy has no idea how to communicate.
There are only 10-days until the wedding payment is needed, and Cynthia just wants to know how this is going to work. Peter doesn’t want to talk about it. Will they Call it off? Postpone it? Peter tells Cynthia that she can’t deal with stuff like this – “look where you went with it.” I don’t know what he expected but I didn’t expect to hear Cynthia say “I’m sorry“ Yes, Cynthia you do have the right to be devastated that everything is going to hell right now. Maybe she should sell that ring, she may just get the money back that she put into the restaurant, then run for the hills.
And we’re back to put upon Kandi and the cartoon character in a wig with her sidekick. Clearly as the days go on in the bus, the close quarters are making everyone touchy. Kim and her entorage Derek and Sweetie are loud and obnoxious. Don Juan and Kandi wonder how on earth Sweetie can handle being at Kim’s beck and call day after day. I wonder that myself. As Kandi said, that check must be good.
Kim’s daughter Ariana calls in tears because she misses her mom, she cries, “I miss you“ Kim doesn’t spill a drop of tears but rather tells her child, that she had a really good performance last night. Later as Kim lies down to sleep with a full wig completely styled, she does seem to be crying some real tears. Could be her wig was on too tight?
Kim claims that she’s doing all of this for her children, her “new music career” is all for her children, she is doing it all for them. I suppose she thinks that if she says it enough times, she’ll make it true.
Day three and Kandi says that not only Kim, but Sweetie’s attitude sucks and Kandi tell us that Sweetie has been making smart ass comments for days, Kandi’s had enough and the two of them argue. I’m still confused as to why Kim was allowed to bring an assistant and her hair stylist while Kandi doesn’t have any personal assistants traveling with her.
Cynthia, NeNe and Cynthia’s sister Malorie meet for lunch and Cynthia tells her friends about the issues with her fiance and the restaurant closing. Both ladies agree that Cynthia should postpone the wedding but Cynthia is determined to make the wedding happen on time.
Sheree really is falling the way of Lisa this season and becoming a supporting housewife, we see her briefly packing to go to Miami to see Kim and Kandi perform and meet up for Cynthia‘s bachelorette party. Sheree‘s kids are going to California to see their dad. As they pack Sheree asks both of her children if they will miss her, they don’t answer but after asking them half a dozen times we get forced yes’s all around.
Phaedra and her husband are having breakfast, they have the same discussion that new parents have every day, mom is overworked and underappreciated and dad can’t get up and breast feed in the middle of the night, its not his fault! We learn that Phaedra took 6-weeks maternity leave and is trying to work from home. Phaedra explains that men can’t understand what its like being a mother, his life hasn’t changed at all, but she’s with the baby all day. Phaedra says, “ you can do whatever you want and I have him!”.
Phaedra informs Apollo that she’s going to Miami with the girls and will be leaving the baby with him. He’s all prepared and ready for his “test” but as soon as Apollo walks out the door, Phaedra calls her mom to come and help him with the baby.
Kim and Kandi Tour from Hell – Day 3 After an exhausting overnight bus ride, tonight they will be staying in hotel. NeNe’s coming and will meet them at the hotel. Kim can’t wait to confront NeNe about her comments on her 11-Alive show Keeping It Real With NeNe and laughing about Kim’s age and starting a musical career. I was a bit confused why NeNe would bring up Kim and her sad song with Jermaine Dupris as well and even more surprised that he didn’t completely slam the song and Kim, rather Jermaine had no issue with her age at all and was overly kind about the song.
While watching the short clip it looked like his somewhat positive response had been edited out and earlier NeNe did mention that she was responsible for editing the piece, could NeNe have cut out Jermain’s positive response?
NeNe seems shocked that Kim thinks she’s a real pop star, Kim talks about the stress of the tour and NeNe questions Kim on whether or not they‘re having any fun. Kim lies and says she is having fun, I think Kandi would beg to differ.
NeNe’s talking head interviews just bashed Kim, I don’t know how these two women ever called each other a friend. NeNe said Kim’s not a singer/vocalist, NeNe is surprised the crowd didn’t boo Kim. Kim can’t sing, Kim is singing to the original song’s track, Kim’s performing in a strip mall.
Kandi’s performance did seem to impress NeNe, clearly Kandi is the reason all of those people showed up at the club. Kandi looked amazing except the poof of red hair. Kandi rocks it, the crowd received her really well.
Back on the bus….
NeNe says that show was alright and then clearly drunk, begins making fun of Kim. Flashbacks in my head of NeNe singing about Kim in a limo during season one. Drunk NeNe clearly cannot stand Kim Zolciak.
The next morning Kandi talks to her mom and her daughter Riley. Kandi is nervous because Riley’s dad is going to pick her up to spend some time together and they hadn’t seen one another in some time.
NeNe arrives on the bus in the morning, and everyone is waiting on Kim. NeNe starts to rock the boat and is talking about her “friend” Kim and telling Kandi and Don Juan that Kim claims that the rest of the crew on the bus have stressed her out. NeNe brings up Sweetie and they all agree that Kim treats Sweetie like garbage. NeNe stirs up shit even after Kim arrives insisting that Don Juan and Sweetie can’t come on their “girls weekend” it is supposed to be only Housewives.
Kim explains that they’re “working” and Don Juan works for Kandi and Sweetie works for Kim. NeNe corrects Kim saying that what Kandi does is work, what Kim does isn’t work. The two argue over everything from the way Kim talks to Sweetie to NeNe’s job as entertainment host on 11-Alive.
I have absolutely no love for Kim Zolciak and I really like NeNe, but there is no doubt that NeNe was looking for a fight on that bus. She arrived on the bus determined to stir the pot with Kim initially by talking behind her back to Kandi and Don, then insisting that Sweetie and Don not be included in the “girls weekend”. (where is Vicki when you need her) Finally saying that Kim was 2nd best and ignorant, dumb blonde…and on and on. Kim was actually just defending herself against NeNe’s accusations, there is clearly a whole lot more to that argument than that. There is a lot of underlying anger there.
There is no doubt that NeNe was upset, I personally think that she thought it should be her on that bus tour with Kandi because by right, NeNe actually can sing while Kim clearly cannot sing. NeNe is obviously still angry that “Tardy for the Party” was recorded without her and that she wasn’t part of the success of that song.
On their way to Miami: Sheree, Cynthia and Phaedra are looking forward to a “peaceful weekend” but have no idea what they’ll be walking into.
The previews for next week – Derek is imitating both NeNe and Kim as the rest of the ladies roar with laughter. Sheree calls someone an ungrateful bitch, if we are to believe those sneaky previews it looks like she may be talking about NeNe who seems to be leaving the sprawling mansion early.
Video previews from BravoTV.com can be viewed here:
Bravo was also kind enough to include the bus fight between Kim and NeNe in its entirety just in case anyone missed it, you’ll find all the Real Housewives of Atlanta previews and highlights in the same link above.
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I want to wish everyone a very happy Monday, today we honor a man who stood for peace, love and charity. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
From The Huffington Post:
Martin Luther King III, head of The King Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, said the Arizona tragedy is a grim reminder that the country has not yet achieved his father’s dream of a peaceful society.
Until Next Time…..