I Hate Jill Zarin The Real Housewives of Atlanta – The Reunion Part 2
You guys are never going to believe this, if you missed it, it is going to shock you to your core. Ms. Phaedra Parks was indeed pregnant when she got married, I know what you’re staying to yourself, you’re saying “self, I never would have guessed”. I think the Entertainment Attorney learned a valuable lesson that every Bravo Housewife learns at one point or another. You can’t get away with anything.
I have to give her kudos though (thanks Ramona) she did twist a few things and make some excuses, she told some stories but in the end, Cohen found the right question, one that five other Atlanta Housewives never asked but were dying to ask, “were you pregnant when you got married?” Andy gets the prize as Phaedra admitted she was about a month pregnant when she got married. You know, just a little pregnant.
Not since The Real Housewives of New York reunion when Sonja was asked about her sex life did we hear Andy Cohen asking a housewife about sex but Kandi opened the door. Her Kandi Koated Nights show talks about little else and I think Andy liked to make NeNe squirm a bit. With the exception of NeNe, the ladies all have an impressive freak number ranging from 7 to 9, they’re all pretty freaky in the bedroom. That’s a bit more information than I needed.
Kandi admitted that she’s no longer celibate but refused to reveal any details, I had to agree with Kim the urinating discussion, I could have lived without. Kandi is planning to take her sex talk a step further, possibly writing a book or putting her name on a line of adult toys.
It seems that Andy has to ask everyone he knows if they like to play for the other team, in this case he implies that Kandi may have the hots for Kim and that’s why she’s so eager to help with her music career. Kandi assures Andy that she’s not swimming in the lady pond.
Sheree just missed the cut off to be nominated or an Oscar, apparently you actually have to act in a film during the previous year to throw your hat in the ring. The role that we watched Sheree audition for and win apparently was a bit of a scam as they don’t have the funding to actually make the movie. Next year Sheree, hang in there, next year is your year.
Sheree cleared up the car repossession rumors, as we all read the newsflash articles and photos of Sheree’s car being towed away. Apparently her attorney wanted to get paid and she didn’t want to pay him so he put a lien on her car and took it. That bastard!
Cohen asked NeNe about her being a bit tight about donating to Sheree’s Dancing With the Atlanta Stars event. I think that sometimes NeNe forgets that cameras are rolling and viewers can see everything that goes on. NeNe claims that she didn’t know it was a charity event. Ok, I could possibly buy that but she added that she thought Sheree simply needed to reach that goal and her $20 would be enough to get her there. Apparently NeNe thought that the charity should pick up her dinner and her husband’s dinner. NeNe didn’t just stiff the charity and Sheree, since Sheree paid for that table to attend and partake of all the food, but NeNe insisted that no one else at the table make her look bad by giving more than she gave.
Sheree told NeNe, “but I paid for the table”. NeNe replied, “well I didn’t know that”. Who did you think paid for you to enter the event and eat the meal? Wow!
NeNe had a bad season. She started out ok but things went downhill fast.
On to the kids, Andy played some clips of the Atlanta Housewives with their children, as he pointed out they’re all mom’s and with the exception of Phaedra, they’ve all been single moms at one point in their lives. They have such different parenting styles but with the exception of NeNe’s son, they all seem to be pretty good kids.
Andy did not ask NeNe about her son’s arrest but he asked NeNe if Bryson was about to become a father, her response, “you’ll have to ask him”. What? I’m sure you heard NeNe, it was all over the internet, you never bothered to ask him if it was true? I realize that you’re not willing to be his friend, but wouldn’t a parent ask that question?
Kandi got a bit choked up telling us about her daughter Reilly’s father and his absence in the child’s life. Kandi clearly hurts watching her daughter become what she described as “hardened” when it comes to having a dad. Reilly became close to Kandi’s fiancé before he was killed and the child seems to be very guarded and protective of her feelings toward a father. Completely understandable but heartbreaking for a mother to watch.
Kim is in a similar situation to Kandi’s as her daughter’s father seems to have washed his hands of Kim’s children and while Sheree’s ex-husband was around a bit, she recently got a text message informing her of his move to Los Angeles.
Cynthia seems to have the best situation with her ex and baby daddy, he lives in New York but is devoted to their daughter. All of the ladies noted how great he is with the child as a clip ran of father and daughter dancing at Cynthia’s wedding.
Phaedra was let off the hook and not asked about the birth of her child and some of the comments that she made. Her announcement that she will be whipping her child if he looks at her sideways and the complaining that she’s tied down to “him”, her calling the baby gross after it was born and saying “it” looked Chinese, all of these things were completely ignored by Andy Cohen. I was curious to know if little Ayden has had his first whipping yet or if she’s waiting until his first birthday? (no emails, it’s a joke!)
Phaedra also played off her due date lies blaming the other ladies as they just wanted to gossip about her, they weren’t really concerned about her well being. Well Phaedra, if you’d answer the simple question of when the baby is due and actually tell them that you are having some medical issues, maybe they wouldn’t be gossiping about your lies. Food for thought. I thought we heard that baby Ayden was born in May, Phaedra got married on November 1st, you do the math.
According to NeNe her way of “black parenting“ is the way to go, I guess that’s her version of tough love. Yet the deadline she gave her son for having a job and moving out of her house had come and gone and Bryson remains a resident of Casa NeNe. NeNe claims that she lay down law, she is a parent, not a friend (Like Kim is with her daughters). NeNe doesn’t miss a chance to dig at Kim, it only makes NeNe look like a petty, jealous child.
Kim claims that she is a friend and parent, she sets boundaries, but by also being a friend, the girls are more comfortable talking to her about anything, there is a time to be parent and a time to be friend.
When Kim starts making sense, something is wrong, but she did make sense.
NeNe’s son Bryson seems scared of his mother, he clearly doesn’t feel comfortable talking to her about anything. He closes down and clams up during their “talks”, their talks are more like NeNe screams in his face and he stares at her like a deer in the headlights.
NeNe is obviously having problems with her son but seemed to be ok with becoming a grandmother, as she points out that at least Bryson wasn’t a “teen father”, he’s an adult now. I guess the fact that he doesn’t have a job or his own place to live in order to care for the child is irrelevant.
With a few single housewives in Atlanta, Andy asked Kim if her man Kroy had any teammates that may be a good match for Sheree, Kim seemed to think it was possible. What about Kandi?
Andy did talk a bit about Phaedra’s husband Apollo and his time behind bars. He was charged and found guilty of racketeering and spent 6-years in prison. Phaedra announced that Atlanta is haterville and that NeNe wouldn’t lay off this man the entire time they filmed. NeNe claims she likes Apollo, but if she claims to not even know Phaedra, how can she know she likes Phaedra’s husband? Does she even know him?
Phaedra claimed that “NeNe stayed on him more than anyone.” I could see that.
Andy didn‘t bother to ask Phaedra about all of her comments about the baby, but he did ask her about her photo shoot with a pickle. Really Andy? Who cares?
After reading Kandi’s blog outlining exactly what happened with the royalties/profits from the song Tardy For The Party, and reading Kim’s response to the blog, I was interested to hear what would be said with the two ladies in the same room.
Kim is full of crap when it comes to this entire thing, as Andy asked her three times if she felt she was more responsible for this song being a hit than Kandi was, Kim never answered the question. Her response, “I don’t want the money, its not about the money, Kandi can have all the money”. So why then does Kim still have all the money?
We heard Kim’s view on the making of a hit song, Kim said that the writer and producer spend a few hours in the studio making the song sound good but it is the “artist” who sells it and does all the work. Yet Kim didn’t repeat that while sitting next to the songwriter/producer, she only continued to play dumb (ok she’s not playing) and act like she doesn’t understand how all that complicated business stuff works.
Yes, Kim is dumb as a box of rocks but anyone could get a calculator and split profits three ways, yet Kandi hasn’t gotten her share of the verbal agreement while Kim continues to collect all the money. In the meantime, the song that could possibly give Kim another hit single, “The Ring Didn’t Mean A Thing” continues to collect dust because Kim is too stupid to agree to a deal with Kandi.
Kandi got choked up again when discussing this, I don’t think that it is about the money with Kandi, she’s clearly not starving or being put out in the street. Kandi thought that Kim was her friend and after all Kandi had done for Kim, I think she expected Kim to do the right thing and not screw over a friend. Kandi will learn, Kim is the most selfish woman on the planet. Kandi won’t see any of that money.
When Andy finally held Kim’s feet to the fire, point blank question that she had no choice but to answer, having asked it three times, Cynthia chimes in and lets Kim off the hook. I think I literally screamed, “Shut up Cynthia!” at my TV screen.
Even as the pregnant Kim watched her “friend” Kandi sit next to her in tears, hurt over this song deal and the fact that Kim screwed her out of thousands of dollars, Kim showed no emotion, simply said she understood Kandi was hurt but took no responsibility for hurting her friend. Run Kandi, run like the wind!
Recapping the bus tour incident with NeNe was just as frustrating as any disagreement with NeNe, as Kim pointed out, NeNe will just speak louder and non-stop yet her points make no sense. NeNe was clearly looking for something, anything to fight with Kim about and she was able to latch onto the fact that Don and Sweetie would be staying in the house with the Housewives during their “girls weekend”. NeNe simply used that to start an argument.
We’ve seen Andy restrain Housewives both verbally and physically yet he never asks NeNe to remain silent and let anyone else talk. We watched as he silenced all of the New York housewives in order to let Kelly Bensimon tell her side of the story yet he continues to allow Kim and NeNe to yell at each other at the same time so that nothing can be heard. I think maybe Andy is concerned for his safety as well, being thrown by Teresa Giudice and being thrown by NeNe Leakes could have two completely different outcomes for Mr. Cohen.
NeNe’s side of the story was completely different, she claims that Kim started yelling and calling NeNe a bitch which is the only reason NeNe got loud and jumped out of her seat. Once again NeNe forgets that cameras are rolling and the audience can see who started the fight and exactly what happened. Kim expressed her concern over her safety around NeNe and while I’d love to see a cage match between these two women, Kim wouldn’t stand a chance. Sheree explained her issues with NeNe and reiterated that NeNe does get in your face and screams repeating the same thing over and over. I can see why Kim would be concerned for her well being around Nene. I think some anger management courses are in order for NeNe Leakes.
At one point or another throughout the season, NeNe had issues with every one of the other housewives and while she cleared the air with Cynthia and the two ladies remain friends, it can’t possibly be all of the other ladies who are wrong. NeNe had a rough year and I’m going to predict that she won’t return to The Real Housewives of Atlanta next season. Rumors are that she is moving to Los Angeles once her divorce is final.
NeNe apologized to her family, friends and four of the five housewives for her behavior this season. She refused to apologize to Kim, yet the behavior that she apologized for was mostly directed at Kim. Makes perfect sense!
Probably the best question of the night, Andy asked all the ladies why no one will come out and just say that Kim cannot sing? I’ll say it, I’ve been saying it for years yet no one seems to be willing to say it directly to Kim. <crickets> No one was willing to step up so Andy asked, “well, would anyone like to defend Kim’s singing?” More crickets but finally Phaedra chimed in stating that “Kim’s not a vocalist but she has curb appeal”. Laughter all around.
I completely understand what Phaedra was trying to get across, Kim can’t sing, that is obvious but she still attracts fans to come and hear her sing. What Phaedra describes as “curb appeal” is simply Housewives fans wanting to see Kim perform. They want to see what crazy outfit she’ll wear and hear for themselves what a lousy singer she is, they want to see her dance around on stage half naked making a complete fool of herself.
I think it is similar to going to a book signing or “an evening with” any one of the housewives, Kim has fans, I haven’t met any but clearly she does have fans. The biggest problem with Kim is that she doesn’t see it for what it is, I think in her head even if she wasn’t a housewife, people would still come to hear her sing. Kim calls herself a “pop star” and takes all of this way too seriously.
Kim went around Kandi and created a song called, “Google Me” with a completely different production team and it bombed. Kim may be a lot of things but a good businesswoman, she is certainly not! She had a sure fire hit on her hands with Kandi’s song “The Ring Didn’t Mean A Thing” but she’s too stubborn to sign the deal, so that song remains on the shelf.
Finally a montage of Kim and NeNe’s friendship and fun times together was shown and Andy noted that he watched Kim as she watched the screen. Kim smiled and admitted she held a soft spot in her heart for NeNe and wishes her well as the two ladies did have some fun times together. NeNe refused to admit the same. NeNe feels only hatred.
So what’s next for each of the ladies? Andy asks and they answer.
Sheree is moving forward with She By Sheree, her clothing line. Phaedra is opening a funeral parlor? Kandi continues making music and was too modest to announce that she toured with Fantasia after filming but also plans on writing a book on sex advice and coming out with a line of adult sex toys. Cynthia mentioned possibly opening a modeling school, great idea! Kim will be having a baby but claims that her wig line is finally ready to be launched. Kim’s wig line was ready to be launched during season one and again during season two, I’ll believe it when I see it. NeNe reminded viewers that she will be on the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice and does well being paid to host parties.
Some recent tweets from the Atlanta crew.
Kim’s baby daddy, Kroy Biermann of the Atlanta Falcons tweeted this:
@biermann77: Come downstairs after a great massage and @Kimzolciak has made me grilled cheese and tomato soup #sosweet
I’m sure he tweeted this himself, I doubt Kim Zolciak or one of her daughters tweeted that for him, I notice he uses hash tags like #sosweet all the time.
@NeNeLeakes: I worship your name lord! I need your presents n my life. No weapons formed against me shall prosper! I’M BLESSED
Is she looking for gifts? Like a new watch or maybe some cozy pajamas?
@NeNeLeakes: Everybody has had something 2 say about the other @ some point. It’s all good because I feel like these girls r my publicist so let’em talk
@KimZolciak: I’m glad u all enjoyed the reunion I will miss cutting up every Sunday! Xxoo thx u for ur support I appreciate all of you!
@NeNeLeakes: Thanks 4 Watchin Housewives Of Atlanta this season! I’m soooooooo happy it’s over! Catch me on Celebrity Apprentice March 6
And so ends Atlanta for another season. Farewell!
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As most of you know, since Bravo has failed to produce our beloved New York series, our very own Quincy has written the continuing drama of The Real Housewives of New York, Season Four. Each weekend here at IHJZ you can catch more episodes of the very entertaining stories. If you’ve missed any, they are all posted on one page for your convenience. You can find it above in the black bar under Jill Zarin’s ugly mug…Just click on, “Real Housewives of New York – Season Four” I will continue to add episodes as they become available. Enjoy!
Until Next Time…