I Hate Jill Zarin The Real Housewives of Atlanta – Finale
I thought it was great that all of the ladies came out in support of Miss Lawrence singing Kandi’s song “Closet Freak”. They all seemed sincerely happy for him, even Kim. Kandi was like a proud mom who prepared her little one and then sent him off to do his thing, and he really performed well. Nice work Ms. Kandi Burress!
In another amazing example of a housewife turning her reputation upside down, I am now kind of liking Phaedra Parks. At the beginning of the season some of her comments were, as Mary Amons says, “Cringe-worthy”. Her canned foods comment and her generalizing about white people vs. black people put her in one of the “hated” Housewives categories and while she hasn’t clawed her way completely out of the dog house, she has definitely improved with the last few episodes.
Phaedra really does have a great sense of humor, she looks at life with a positive attitude and even though last week she kept calling her son “Him” with a bit of resentment in her voice, this week she cried as she left him to go off to work for the first time. Her motherly instinct has kicked in and she’s softened quite a bit. I certainly don’t see her whipping that baby as she threatened to do before he was born.
There is a whole lot more to the story of the song “The Ring Didn’t Mean A Thing”. As we watched Kandi and Kim talk it out, everything seemed to be alright. Kandi suggested that they let Kim’s attorney and Kandi’s business manager work out any details concerning the release of the song. As of today, the song has not been released, in fact Kim has released another awful song called, “Google Me” that Kandi had nothing to do with producing. This is a question I would have asked Kim last night on WWHL, maybe they’ll explain more at the reunion.
Kim has some really backward ideas of what goes into putting out a song. Kim thinks that the producer works a day or two on a song and the artist has the most difficult part of the process. Yoohoo Kim?!?! Who wrote the song? Kandi wrote that song for Kim and as we all learned from The Beatles, Michael Jackson and other top artists, the performer means very little, it is the writer who gets all the credit for the success of a song and it is the writer who gets paid for the song. If Kim had a brain in her head she would have stuck with Kandi because her first song, while I hated it, was successful and as they toured and Kim sang The Ring song, fans were loving it. This new song has tanked. Way to go Kim!
Sheree’s audition was a bit strange, wasn’t it? I have never been on an audition for a movie because I’m not an actor but does the person who is casting the movie typically perform a little bit of what they’re looking for? I suppose it’s possible but it’s also possible that the casting person knew Bravo’s cameras were rolling and has dreams of being an actor herself. My untrained casting eye thought Sheree did ok and I really didn’t get what they were trying to force her to do, as she said, she was doing what she felt the character would do. Isn’t that was she’s supposed to do? Then casting decides if that’s the right person for the part. Ah well, alls well that ends well, Sheree got the role. Good for her! Congratulations Sheree!
Bravo released an extra clip showing Sheree’s family and the reaction to her getting the part and her hair is amazing in this clip:
Kim got a boob job? There wasn’t any build up to this or any mention that Kim planned on doing this all season, we saw only the whining and whaling Kim yelling for “Sweetieeeee”. If that isn’t the most annoying thing ever on Housewives, it even beats Vicki from Orange County and her “whoo hoo”.
So I’m assuming she got a breast reduction, it was odd that they never really talked about it but I think that her new guy, Kroy is really a good influence on her. I have no idea what he sees in her at all but apparently he is the low-key dumb blonde jock that Kim needed. Well done Zolciak, you got a much better guy than you deserve.
As is pre-determined in Housewives land, a season end event must occur, in this case we have Cynthia’s wedding for your enjoyment. If ever a wedding should not have moved forward, this would be the one. With so many signs sent down from the Heavens to Cynthia Bailey telling her not to marry this man, you would think she’d have been struck by lightening for angering the wedding Gods.
The discussion between Peter and Cynthia about the closing of Uptown Supper Club would have been the end of it for me. Not because the restaurant failed and not because of the money issue but because of the way Peter spoke to Cynthia. He turned things around trying to make her seem unreasonable and over-dramatic. Peter was condescending and refused to communicate with his fiance.
So many of Cynthia’s comments all season long threw up red flags but last night when she actually said that if things didn’t work out she could always get a divorce, that was the final straw. Apparently she’s always had this in the back of her mind.
When Peter failed to pick up a couple of wedding bands I would have ran for the hills, this was a simple assignment that could have been taken care of with little effort and little money. He did nothing else for this wedding, Cynthia seemed to carry all of the burden for planning the festivities. She also carried all of the stress of not being able to pay for the wedding. Where was Peter as she struggled to figure out how they were going to come up with the final $3,000 for the bar? What would they have done had her mother not offered the money or not been able to come up with the money?
This couple didn’t have fans routing for them to make it or to have a happy ending, I think most people thought the wedding should have been postponed or even called off altogether. I think Cynthia was a lovable character, she won the hearts of Atlanta fans and people want her to have a happy ending but Peter wasn’t her knight in shining armor, he was inconsiderate and even mean to our heroine.
The build up to the appearance of the bride was a bit over-dramatic particularly since we all know that the wedding went on as planned. If we saw the entire ceremony, it had to have been the shortest wedding in Housewives history. Of course it didn’t include any rings, and their vows didn’t include the carat count of the diamonds ala Vicki from OC. I really liked the venue, I thought it was beautiful and I didn’t see what Sheree saw, she noted that it was evident that they cut corners but viewers certainly couldn’t see that. While all the ladies seemed to be happy for Cynthia and NeNe noted that she hoped they’d be happy together forever, I tend to think Kim had a point predicting that their marriage lasts a year or so.
As I said in an earlier blog, I wasn’t a fan of the dress, I didn’t think the color was a good one for Cynthia and the big bow on her throat did nothing for her, it took focus away from her beautiful face, although she seemed to have way too much eye makeup. I don’t understand why Peter changed his suit from the ceremony to the reception. He was wearing an off-white suit while he drunkenly said his vows but was later shown at the reception in a dark suit.
Peter definitely got the better end of the deal with this union. I think Cynthia’s sister may have had a pretty good idea hiding the marriage certificate but it would have only delayed the process, not stopped it. They could have simply gone through with the wedding and then later gone to City Hall to legalize everything. Cynthia’s mother was just too reasonable and after their tearful conversation in the park, she would never have allowed Cynthia’s sister to withhold the marriage license.
This season really seemed like two different shows. When the season started, we watched as Kim and NeNe made peace and after their nerve wracking first meeting in episode one, everything seemed fine. The two women seemed as though they were going to put the past behind them and start fresh. NeNe listened while Kim complained about her situation with Big Poppa and Kim only half listened as NeNe talked about her marriage but all seemed well in Atlanta.
It was as if there was some sort of chemical that had been released on that tour bus that made NeNe completely unreasonable. Her unprovoked attacks on Kim were fueled by jealousy because NeNe struggled to find a career while Kim was handed this musical career on a silver platter with absolutely no effort and no talent. Had Kim not been a member of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, she would never have released a single and never been on that tour with Kandi.
NeNe was in a bad place, her frustration at Kim’s unearned success and her marriage falling apart, concern for her son Bryson’s future all seemed to add to the blow up that made no sense to viewers. NeNe arrived in Florida with a bit of an attitude and seemed to be looking for a fight. I think that NeNe was expecting the crowd to be more critical of Kim’s singing and when she found that they supported and even adored Kim, NeNe completely lost it.
I can certainly see why NeNe is frustrated with Kim, everything seems to come so easily for Kim, she is handed things that she doesn’t deserve and doesn’t work for. She didn’t work hard to prepare for this tour, yet was successful. After being told to take vocal lessons, she didn’t work hard to record Tardy For The Party yet it soared on the charts. Kim has a great guy that she doesn’t deserve. Kim has a horseshoe up her ass and NeNe is jealous.
I can understand NeNe’s frustration but the way that she lashes out is not appropriate and so NeNe’s popularity that seemed to rise all season long was shot to hell with just one episode of the show.
NeNe had public sympathy after Gregg’s idiotic statements made on a radio show, she was funny and had gotten a break with the segments on a local Atlanta news program. She was handling the issues with her son very well and earned a lot of respect for her excellent parenting skills. It really is a shame that she let Kim get to her the way that she did. Kim really isn’t worth it. Maybe if NeNe had never gone to Florida at all, just avoided Kim Zolciak, things would have worked out very differently for NeNe.
On the final episode the two ladies completely avoided each other which was clearly the only way to go. There will be no reconciliation and that is probably for the best. The fight between these two women on screen carried over onto Watch What Happens Live last night and onto Twitter.
Andy Cohen read one of NeNe’s tweets on the air last night but there were a whole lot more. Some of NeNe’s Tweets included:
“She’s a monster with lip gloss on”
“What about that fake degree, I’ll call the school”
“She is most definitely a trash box”
“Talking trash and having a baby by the 3rd man. Now that’s real classy”
“Kick rocks trashy whore”
“3 kids by 3 different daddy’s and no husband is nothing to be all happy about”
“Please stop stalking my timeline trash box!”
“She wanna be me trash”
“She’s not even a high school graduate. Ha ha ha”
“I’ve had a wonderful day! Moving on with my life & moving fake friends out has been refreshing I miss u n Hawaii. Hurry back! Wink”
I wonder if her “boo” is at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii? Hmmmm
Kim had to get her two cents in on Twitter after her appearance on Watch What Happens Live:
“Love my tweethearts! As far as the moose she needs to take care of her warrants under all her alias before she worries abt me!”
“Why she always talking abt me!!!! Geez!! #whyyousoobsessedwithme”
I’m sure had she not been on Andy’s show, she would have gotten more digs in on Twitter but she did manage to tweet that she’s taping Wendy Williams show today, I’m not sure if it will air today but if you’re interested in seeing Kim again, look for that to air soon. Personally, I have no interest in what this woman has to say and if I never hear her sing again it will be too soon.
I still don’t quite understand why NeNe stands alone, Sheree, Phaedra and Kandi are all on NeNe’s list as “haters” along with Kim. Cynthia seems to be the only Atlanta Housewife that NeNe stills speaks to at this point.
Thanks to Super Bowl Sunday, an unofficial national holiday, The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion will not be shown this week, we’ll have to wait two weeks to hear Kim and NeNe screaming at each other again. The previews, similar to the scenes on the tour bus, show the two women going at it again and since they’re both yelling at the same time it is difficult to decipher what they’re actually saying, but I’m sure it is just more of the same.
I love Kandi’s hair at the reunion, Bravo has released a few preview video’s, you can view them here:
These are Andy’s “behind the scenes” clips and his new thing choosing his favorite pair of shoes that he started with Beverly Hills continues in Atlanta, I won’t reveal his winner, you’ll have to watch the crazy guy for yourself.
This finale had no end of season photo of all of the ladies together, their final send off verbiage revealed that NeNe is still in the process of getting a divorce and would love to move to Los Angeles. I think NeNe is interested in acting, her appearance on Celebrity Apprentice is certainly going to give her more national exposure and I truly hope that NeNe does find her “happy” again. The anger doesn’t look good on her, we’ve seen the happy, fun NeNe and she’s who I hope to see again. I don’t think we’re going to see her as an Atlanta Housewife again.
Kim and NeNe’s tweets are eluding to lots of lies going on, Kim is insinuating that NeNe has other alias names and has outstanding warrants under other names, NeNe is saying that Kim’s nursing degree is fake and that she never even graduated from High School. This gives all the Housewives investigators lots to work with, I’m sure we’ll hear more about these accusations in the near future.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta brought in the biggest numbers yet for any Housewives series at 3.43 million viewers last Sunday.
NeNe’s appearance on Celebrity Apprentice will begin to air March 6 on NBC, with only very short glimpses we’ve gotten so far it’s clear that NeNe has issues with Star Jones, it will be interesting to see if NeNe is correct in stating that Star had issues with a lot of people on the show or if NeNe instigates this conflict. Could be a little bit of both?
Sorry I have to add this: Congratulations to my cousin Patrick Sharp Chicago Blackhawks #10 The National Hockey League All Star Most Valuable Player! I’m so proud of you! Love you cuz!
Until Next Time….