Hate Jill Zarin The Real Housewives of Atlanta – The Fight Continues
Sometimes it just takes a change of scenery or a change of venue or even a change of faces to put an abrupt halt to tension and arguments.
Arriving at the estate of the eccentric Thomas Kramer didn’t change anything, meeting up with Cynthia, Phaedra and Sheree only seemed to make things worse as NeNe insisted on bringing the argument outside of the bus and was determined to fill the three ladies in on the drama that they missed on the bus.
Meeting Mr. Kramer didn’t calm NeNe down, she just became more rude and told the man she couldn’t understand why he was friends with Kim. NeNe’s original plan of going to stay at a hotel would have improved things a whole lot, the tension could be felt right through the screen and it was all emitting from NeNe Leakes. I think that the other women are afraid to say anything that could set her off again.
As Kim and Sweetie sat on the porch smoking a cigarette and NeNe held court on the patio filling the ladies in on the drama, I thought it was funny as Kim told Sweetie she wasn’t worried because she knew Kandi would have her back just as Kandi was informing viewers that she didn’t need to have Kim’s back. Kandi obviously has unresolved issues with Kim as well, she’s not gotten past the money issue for the song Tardy For The Party and I think that at this point Kandi keeps a positive relationship with Kim simply for business reasons. Kandi has seen the real Kim and she isn’t impressed.
Apparently there was a rule book for this trip that was top secret, NeNe knew the rules and Phaedra seemed to know about them but the memo apparently wasn’t distributed properly. This girls only weekend turned into a “bring a friend party” but what I didn’t understand was why Sweetie didn’t qualify as a “girl”? NeNe seemed to be the only one put off by Sweetie’s presence. Sheree certainly didn’t get the memo because she invited her friend/stylist Lawrence who may or may not be a girl. Ms. Lawrence as he prefers to be called likes lipstick and high heels but in the world according to Phaedra, this doesn’t qualify him because he still has a penis.
It wasn’t clear where the rest of the bus travelers ended up, they may have been there with the ladies in the crazy house but the cameras avoided filming them. Don Juan was shown at the house but seemed to have disappeared as quickly as he could soon after arrival, and who could blame him?
Here is where NeNe’s behavior gets even worse, NeNe called a friend, Diana to come and join them, justifying this because Kim had Sweetie and Sheree had Lawrence. It wasn’t NeNe’s place to invite her friend to someone else’s home where she was one of the guests but something else that NeNe must have forgotten is that she was supposed to be there for Cynthia, her friend. Apparently Cynthia wasn’t good enough for NeNe so she called a better friend? That was a real punch in the gut to Cynthia. Bam!
Good for Diana, apparently she can drop everything and run off to Miami at a moment’s notice, Diana wasn’t there to keep NeNe company, she was there to fight NeNe’s battles for her. You could see Diana just waiting for her name to be mentioned by Kim so that she could jump down her throat. Diana and NeNe were both extremely obnoxious at lunch, note to self, don’t ever invite NeNe to anything. Diana jumped on Kim declaring that she wasn’t into the drama yet her mere presence was meant to create drama and the minute she started yelling at Kim, she increased the drama tenfold. I wonder if Diana knows that NeNe just used her to annoy Kim. As Diana was telling Kim off, NeNe sat back in her wine induced haze smiling happily like the devil in Prada.
Amazingly, the ladies all seemed to enjoy Kim’s performance of Tardy For the Party, both Sheree and Phaedra commented that they thought Kim did a great job, Phaedra even noted that she was pleasantly surprised. I’m sure everyone agrees that Kim still can’t sing but in her assignment of warming up the crowd and just entertaining, I suppose she covered that, I’ll give her a satisfactory.
The only one who didn’t seem to enjoy Kim’s performance was, of course, NeNe who made ugly faces and uglier comments.
Kandi did an excellent job, as always. She certainly can sing, and entertain the crowd, even NeNe seemed to get into it just a bit. Afterward the tour group had a little pow-wow, thanks all around for a successful albeit stressful tour.
Next on the Miami agenda is Cynthia’s modeling gig, she seemed a bit nervous and you could see the stress in her eyes, she had dark circles under her eyes most likely caused by the stress of the wedding, finances and modeling after such a long time away from the runway. I thought Cynthia looked amazing, she’s stunning. I was surprised at all of the negative comments made by the ladies, Phaedra, Sheree and even her friend NeNe were brutal. They all implied that Cynthia was fat, NeNe said she had “Junk in her trunk”, Phaedra called her a “pretzel covered in cottage cheese” and Sheree added that Cynthia could never have modeled for She By Sheree as she is “clearly a size 12“. NeNe also felt the need to remind us that Cynthia is substantially older than most of the models out there. WOW, these are people who actually like Cynthia?
Later at lunch, Cynthia breaks down as the topic of her wedding comes up, harmless questions about the wedding plans are clearly upsetting her but the final straw is Kandi’s innocent question about their honeymoon. This put Cynthia over the edge and she broke down crying and excused herself from the table. Phaedra suggested to NeNe that she go and make sure Cynthia is alright but instead of comforting Cynthia and telling her to try to relax and enjoy her party, NeNe selfishly tries to talk Cynthia into leaving later that night and skipping the party in Cynthia’s honor. Wow NeNe, is there anything you won’t do to get back at Kim? Why not looking at what is best for Cynthia rather than using this mini-breakdown to your own benefit. If anyone needed a fun night with the girls, it was Cynthia and NeNe tried to take that away from her for her own selfish reasons.
I love what Sheree said, “get out from under NeNe’s ass and woman up!” and I absolutely love that Sheree talked Cynthia into staying and move forward with the party that everyone had planned for her. Way to go Sheree, you just became much more relevant on the show. The most fun part of the party had to be Lawrence’s imitations of the other ladies, he is so good at it and it certainly did break the ice.
With the exception of NeNe, all of the ladies seemed to enjoy the evening’s “adult entertainment” NeNe would have preferred to have a pajama party complete with facials and pillow fights. NeNe’s comment was, “Eww, why strippers?” Lighten up NeNe. Kim’s comments were completely unnecessary, Phaedra had apparently arranged the strippers who happen to be her clients. Everyone deserves love Kim and everyone deserves to have an attorney at their disposal, don’t hate. Phaedra is growing on me.
Some Tweets from the ladies during and after the show aired:
@NeNeLeakes: You don’t push a person 2 their limit! I had fuckin had it on this trip! @NeNeLeakes: Yall some trading asses! Everybody has a limit!
@NeNeLeakes: I’m good! I love when y’all keep it 100 but i’am who i’am & that won’t change! Love ya tweetie @NeNeLeakes: I never wanted 2 get on the bus or go 2 Florida wit these hating chicks! Believe that
@IamSheree: It was a nightmare…..until Lawrence arrived! Light at the end of the tunnel! Just imagine how much arguing was cut out!!!
@IamSheree: Ignored them and hung out with Lawrence! So glad he came. Soooo negative and hateful
Kim tweeted that her 5,000+ sq ft townhouse is for sale for $500,000 and that she’s moving nearby, perhaps something bigger for the new baby?
A fan asked Kim why she didn’t just kick NeNe out of the house, Kim responded that she show wouldn’t let her.
@KimZolciak: Its one thing to argue and be mad but to walk in Thomas’s house an embarrass me, no class #leavethatshitatthedoor
Cynthia Bailey had a lot to say during the show:
@CynthiaBailey10 I lied the worst is not over
@CynthiaBailey10 Dang! I look that bad without makeup! Give a girl a break!
@CynthiaBailey10 I was really tired and stressed. It was 5 days before the wedding
@CynthiaBailey10 Fly above all the haters? I would need a rocket ship to do that on ROHA
@CynthiaBailey10 Hater time!!!
@CynthiaBailey10 I promise this is the last time I cry this season! I cried more on RHOA more than I have my whole life.
@CynthiaBailey10 A hater is on the way! You’ll know it when she goes in.
@CynthiaBailey10 Pretzel dipped in cottage cheese? Kick rocks Hunni
@CynthiaBailey10 Maybe Phaedra should have walked the show. What ya’ll think?
@CynthiaBailey10 Don’t believe these chicks came to Miami for me, they came for themselves.
@CynthiaBailey10 Smile in my face & talk about me in interviews
I found Cynthia’s last tweet here particularly funny, had she not seen a Housewives show before? I think that Cynthia is referring to Phaedra in most of these tweets when she talks about a hater but honestly its tough to be sure since they all bashed her behind her back, including NeNe.
I admit Phaedra lost a few points again criticizing Cynthia, it was unnecessary snark and wasn’t funny so it was just hurtful and mean.
Next week is the finale of The Real Housewives of Atlanta and features the season-end bash, Cynthia’s wedding. You can catch the first glimpse of her wedding gown in a preview clip posted on BravoTV.com here:
Personally, I wasn’t impressed with the color of the dress although the grey did seem to reflect Cynthia’s mood. A white gown would have looked amazing on Cynthia.
Cynthia tells us that her mom stepped up and forked over $3,000 to pay for the liquor at the wedding so it will go on as planned. In more previews we see Cynthia waking up on her wedding day and she does not look like a happy bride on her wedding day, everyone around her can see that she’s not right and even suggesting that she call the whole thing off. If ever a wedding should not happen, it seems as though its this one. It feels like Cynthia is only going through with it because it’s all been paid for, she wants a big fancy wedding and maybe even because Bravo cameras were rolling, did she get married for the viewers? Was she contractually obligated to Bravo to go through with this wedding?
In last week’s blog, Cynthia wrote:
“Can I get a freakout moment? What am I supposed to say? Yeah? I’ll just text the 200 people who took time off of work, bought their airline tickets and hotel rooms, and let them know the wedding’s off”
This really does validate the notion that Cynthia really felt trapped, it was like she had no choice but to go through with this wedding. Cynthia is a people pleaser, she didn’t want to inconvenience anyone and I’m sure she didn’t want to hurt Peter but she convinced herself to go through with this wedding for all the wrong reasons.
What I’d like to know is how the marriage is going now? Cynthia never mentions Peter in her tweets and we’ve heard nothing from Atlanta on how the couple are doing at this point. Hopefully things have improved and they’re doing alright financially and emotionally. Cynthia deserves to be happy.
Previews also show more conflict between Kandi and Kim about royalties for the song, “The Ring Didn’t Mean A Thing”. Kim still doesn’t get it, Kandi wrote it, produced it, recorded it and Kim was nothing but a pain in the ass throughout the process yet still believes that she should get more of the money than Kandi. This could be why Kim never actually released the song but went with a song called, “Google Me” which was way worse than The Ring song.
Last night on Watch What Happens Live, RuPaul joined Andy in the clubhouse along with Ms. Lawrence, Sheree’s friend and hair stylist on the Atlanta Housewives. In a surprise appearance, Sheree stopped by to support her friend as he sang his song live on the show.
Andy acted surprised by Sheree showing up but don’t kid yourself, there isn’t anything that goes on that Andy doesn’t know about in advance.
Tonight’s poll question, was NeNe out of line? Was there any question as to how the responses would turn out? Andy claims to have had 50,000 votes and 84% agreed with RuPaul and Ms. Lawrence that NeNe was, in fact, completely out of line. RuPaul talked about NeNe’s saboteur but that seemed pre-arranged and was his way of gently saying NeNe was a horrible houseguest.
RuPaul and Ms. Lawrence also weighed in on the Kim / Sweetie relationship and I think they both explained it all pretty well. Sweetie is a big girl and if she was offended by Kim’s behavior, she wouldn’t tolerate it. The two ladies are more than employer/employee, they’re friends and as such they have created their own language and their own way of interacting with one another.
Kim and Sweetie don’t have your typical boss/employee relationship, just as Kim may say some things that could be considered inappropriate, so could some things that Sweetie says to her boss. It is clear that Sweetie is much more to Kim and her children than just an employee. Kim’s girls are attached to Sweetie as more of an aunt or big sister than just someone who just works for their mom.
All of that said, Kim’s constant screaming Sweeeeetieeee is annoying as hell and Kim should get a whack every time she does it, Kim is still a pain in the ass, dumb as a box of rocks and is in urgent need of a lobotomy. I think the fact that Kim doesn’t edit herself confirms that she doesn’t see someone’s skin color, she’s a moron to everyone equally.
The three things that Andy was obsessed with this week all included the Atlanta Housewives:
1. The ladies were all in Miami for two reasons and one of those reasons was supposed to be in support of Cynthia, her modeling gig and her ladies pre-wedding weekend party. Andy agreed that there wasn’t a whole lot of real support there given all the nasty comments that were made by the ladies.
2. Andy, simply wanting to show a clip of the male strippers again, did just that, showed the male strippers.
3. Finally, Andy revealed that he’s had some inconsiderate houseguests over the years, even one who stole his pills? (he also mentioned Vicodin on his twitter page yesterday, just sayin’) But Andy agreed that there was no worse houseguest than NeNe Leakes on tonight’s episode.
Both RuPaul and Ms. Lawrence claimed to love Kim’s wigs, I just don’t get it. Maybe it’s because I know they are wigs but they always look so fake and stiff to me, and she’s constantly pushing the hair out of her eyes bringing attention to the unnatural look and feel of her hair.
Two out of three of Andy’s three wishes tonight included Oprah Winfrey. First he raved about Oprah’s Australia trip and then noted that he was anxious to hear Oprah’s family secret that was to be revealed on this morning’s Oprah show.
I can reveal that her secret is a half-sister named Patricia that Oprah never knew existed and who was given up for adoption by Oprah’s mother.
Andy’s final wish was an introduction to Ms. Lawrence singing Kandi’s song and he was obviously lip-syncing but I like the song, I could have lived without seeing that outfit he was wearing, but he certainly isn’t afraid to express himself. I love that Sheree was so supportive.
Next week on Watch What Happens Live, Kim Zolciak with her boy toy…er baby daddy…er boyfriend Kroy will appear. A pregnant Kim will apparently get the final word on the argument between her and NeNe. It seems that whoever appears on Andy’s show after the finale’s are allowed to leave viewers with their side of things and NeNe is already getting put through the ringer, hopefully Kim will show some class and let it go. Who am I kidding?
Until Next Time…