I don't know if we should be excited or scared that the ladies of Real Housewives of Atlanta are back in full force. Of course, I make that statement while cowering behind my sofa. There is a lot of change going on with the ladies, and there is a bunch of drama happening with the original cast. With NeNe Leakes destined for Hollywood and Kim Zolciak wanting to fade into obscurity by actually being a housewife, I don't even know where to begin.
There has been a lot of speculation about what is going on with the ladies in the peach state. While some (okay, one) of the women has moved on from reality television (although she's happy to cause drama and pick up her check when she's not acting on a new sitcom), the others want to hold on to their Bravo fame with every inch of their manicured claws. That said, what's to become of Kim who has distanced herself from cast members while focusing on her spin-off career? That, my friends, is the million dollar question…and the answer will make housewives' history!
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If you believe Tamara Tattles (and who doesn't??), Kim is fine to fall by the wayside on this franchise. She knows who butters her bread…it's Andy Cohen and not NeNe. Although I can understand how that distinction could get blurred.
The site always has the dirt on the Atlanta happenings, and apparently Kim is no one's favorite cast mate. Due to her pregnancy, Bravo allowed her to film a minimal amount during the season, and the other women, especially her former friend Kandi Burruss, viewed her as being a diva who got special treatment from the network. It seems that she was always the last to arrive and the first to leave. Of course, she was being evicted from her house at the time. That can cause a lot of stress!
Even juicier is the gossip that Kim will be the first ever housewife replaced mid-season. We've all seen the previews of Kim screaming at one of the camera crew to get out her face (expletives and all!), and according to Tamara, that's the last we're going to see of Kim! Whoa! I totally didn't see that coming!
It's at this point in the season when Porsha Stewart will enter the picture. Kim's peach-toting opening will disappear while the newbie's takes her place. While Bravo scrambled to explain (or not explain, as the case may be) why Kim wasn't in any of the cast promotional photographs while still a full-fledged housewife, I guess now we have our answer. It seems Wig up and quit mid-season and was replaced with Porsha. Now it makes sense why Phaedra Parks recently called Porsha “Kim Zolciak dipped in chocolate.”
If you think that's the only history making news surrounding RHOA, think again! It's being reported that this season's Atlanta premiere was the most watched premiere in the history of the network. Yes! You read that correctly! The season opener garnered over 3.2 million viewers, up 11 percent from last season's first episode. People really do love some drama–myself included!
TELL US-DO YOU BELIEVE THAT KIM QUITS MID-SEASON? WERE YOU ONE OF THE 3.2 MILLION VIEWERS?
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