While there’s no confirmation yet on the Nene’s show, Rob Shuter of the Huffington Post revealed today that Bravo is moving ahead with a reality show for Kim, a la Bethenny Frankel.
“Kim is a game-changer. She was the first housewife to release a single ["Tardy for the Party"] and just like Bethenny [Frankel], she fell in love and got pregnant while taping the show. She’s the perfect choice for the next lady to get her own show,” reveals an insider.
Bravo giving an Atlanta housewife their own spinoff isn’t exactly a major surprise as till this day, the franchise remains the highest rated housewives series for the network. The season three finale brought in a record breaking 4.4 million viewers. Season four began filming in April and is scheduled to debut before the end of this year. The RHOA seasons usually premiere in the fall.
“Kim’s new show is going to follow the very successful Bethenny formula,” an insider adds. “A new mom and her fiancé trying to make everything work. Juggling baby, boyfriend and career. But instead of all those trips to a therapist that Bethenny made, expect Kim to work out her problems at the nail salon with friends.”
Should definitely be an interesting show! The report that came out earlier this year stated that if either Kim or Nene got their own spinoff, they would be leaving the RHOA. So it’s very likely season 4 will be Kim’s last season on the show.
Kim gave birth to her third child, a baby boy, back in May, and is currently living with her NFL beau/baby daddy Kroy Biermann. There are rumors the two are engaged but nothing has been confirmed by Kim.
The National Enquirer broke the shocking news in its latest issue stating Kim’s first husband Daniel Dominic Toce is behind bars in a Connecticut state prison after pleading guilty to molesting a 15-year-old.
“Kim can’t believe the father of her girls is a child molester!” a source close to Kim revealed. “When she got the news, she was sick to her stomach. Kim can’t stop thinking about the shocking crime that Daniel committed on that innocent girl.”
Daniel, who remarried after his two-year union to Kim ended in 2003, is no stranger to crime. Before his 2010 arrest for sexual risk of injury to a minor, he had previous arrests and convictions ranging from breach of peace to felony robbery and larceny, dating back to 2004.
And while some reports had mixed up Kim’s ex-husband Daniel with another Daniel Toce, who happens to be the son of a billionaire, it turns out Kim’s Daniel is far from being wealthy. In fact, this Daniel is reportedly broke and owes back child support for his kids from his first marriage. Kim has always maintained she doesn’t receive child support nor alimony from her ex.
Daniel, who pleaded guilty to a single count of felony sex abuse against a minor, was sentenced to 10 years behind bars. He will however only have to serve 2 1/2 years as his remaining sentence will be suspended. Only 2.5 years for molesting a child? Disgusting.
While Daniel sits in prison, Kim, 33, is now trying to cut off all contact between him and her two daughters, Brielle, 14, and 10-year-old Ariana.
“Kim is consulting her legal team to see if she can permanently terminate Daniel’s parental rights or at least severely restrict them,” reveals a source. “She doesn’t want him anywhere near her two girls when he gets out of prison.” Though the Enquirer reports Daniel is the father of both of Kim’s daughters, it appears Daniel is only the father of Kim’s youngest daughter Ariana.
In other RHOA news, TheYBF blog is reporting that the one and only Nene Leakes has been giving her fans the cold shoulder. Below is an excerpt about a fan’s recent run in with the Nene from the blog -
A fan spotted NeNe on a 2:30p flight from Ft. Lauderdale airport (NeNe was vacaying in Miami for the Holiday)… And she wasn’t alone. Her husband (didn’t they say they were getting a divorce?) was there acting extra coupled up…and with the 2 sons. So when the fan attempted to say “Hello” to the Gucci’d up (dress and shades) reality chick, the fan allegedly got an up-and-down glance once-over and a shrug-off from NeNe.
I use to be a big FAN of NeNe from Atlanta housewives. Well not anymore.” All that has changed, the fan said. “I was so excited to see her so I spoke to her I said hi. She looked at me up and down, and in the rudest voice she could muster as if I were a peasant she said HI!”
Can the Nene even be considered a Z-list celebrity? Yikes.
Whispers of a split first began weeks ago after Lisa was spotted out and about at multiple events without her wedding ring or her husband.
Over the weekend, Lisa took to her twitter page to confirm the split after Ed changed his relationship status on his facebook page from married to separated. Lisa however denies the separation stemmed from money issues as was being reported by some media outlets.
“Sadly.We r separated but wld NEVER b over money. That is so far frm the truth. Wish ppl cld respect ppl’s privacy during times like these,” tweeted Lisa on Saturday.
Lisa, who is now going by her maiden name Lisa Wu, follows in the footsteps of DeShawn Snow, who also filed for divorce from her husband Eric Snow (he left her for his pregnant mistress) shortly after being fired from the RHOA by Bravo. Oddly enough, reports claimed Lisa was fired by the network because she refused to amp up her marital problems with Ed.
Lisa and Ed got married back in 2005 and have a 3-year-old son together, Ed. Jr. Lisa however has two older sons with ex-husband, R&B singerKeith Sweat.
TELL US – YOU SURPRISED BY THIS SPLIT? DO YOU BELIEVE THERE IS A HOUSEWIVES CURSE?
As you all know by now theReal Housewives of Atlanta season 4 is currently filming, and according to a new report, the ladies are currently in South Africa!
In what has quickly become a Bravo ‘Housewives’ tradition, each of the ‘Housewives’ franchises take a yearly trip to fight away from home film for the show, well with the exceptoion of the recentReal Housewives of Miami season. They were too busy taking cooking lessons.
The Straight From The A blog states all of the Atlanta housewives, with the exception of Kim Zolciak who is nursing her new born, departed for South Africa days ago. Kim however tweeted goodbye to some of her costars, “@IamSheree @PhaedraParks love you guys! Have fun!!! Xxooo,” she wrote.
Bravo is reportedly footing the bill for the trip of course. While Nene Leakes, Phaedra, Kandi, Sheree and Cynthia all made the trip, there’s no word yet on whether new housewife Marlo Hampton went with them or if she’s even allowed to leave the country, you know, considering her extensive criminal record. Oh well, here’s to hoping the Nene behaves differently on this trip than she did in Miami on season 3!
Meanwhile, Kim recently tweeted a number of photos including a pic of herself without her wig or any make up on! That must see photo is below along with other new photos of herself, her son and fiance Kroy!
CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO SEE ALL THE PHOTOS!
Real Housewives of Atlanta’s original snazzy suit snazzy suit wearing hairdresser Dwight Eubanks has decided he is “absolutely not” returning to Real Housewives! Dwight explains remaining involved in the series is the dwrong thing to do given all the bitchy, backstabbing nonsense involved with the show!
In a conversation with BET, Dwight explains: “It was very time-consuming and I only did the Real Housewives of Atlanta to promote [his Purple Door Salon] and out of three years, they have not yet shown what I really do. I’ve had a salon for over 25 years and they just refuse to show it. It does not make sense.” Interesting, considering Bravo (tirelessly) promotes all the other housewives’ ventures – and those of their husbands, boyfriends, families, etc. – while in Dwight’s case his role centers around his frienemy relationship with NeNeLeakesand his party planning skills! Oh, and his snarky comments – which are gold.
Dwight elaborates the drama is just too embarrassing much: “We can entertain you, but you still need to be educated. That’s what’s lacking in the television industry. It’s so much buffoonery and craziness out there. I just can’t do it. I refuse to do it.”
Dwight isn’t done with reality TV however, since he apparently has a hair-centered reality show in the works: “They’re still trying to figure out what to do with me. You have to realize: I’m 50 years old. Therefore, it has to be something that makes sense and has substance.” Well, Dwight – you, your snark, and your over-the-top personality will definitely be missed! Who is going to ballroom dance with Phaedra now?
As for his now former castmates, including real-life friend Phaedra, no one has mentioned Dwight’s departure on Twitter or Facebook. Although NeNe posted she is currently hosting The TVGuide Channel’s “Most Notorious Celebrity Feuds.” Well, that’s the perfect gig for her given she’s probably included in the list!
Are you sad Dwight is leaving the show? Are you surprised? Would you watch a reality show about Dwight’s salon?
Days after a report questioned whether Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes’ “divorce” to husband Gregg Leakes was a publicity stunt for the series (they were photographed together looking cozy and trying to hide from cameras), a new report today sheds some new light on the behind the scenes taping of the RHOA as the 4th season is still filming.
The Decatur Metro blog ponders just how real the show is as the writer sat next to housewives Sheree Whitfield,Kandi Burruss and two of their friends last Thursday during a restaurant taping at Decatur’s Wahoo Grill. Below are some of the highlights of what the writer discovered -
“1. The conversation was repeatedly interrupted and guided by a crew member. The women would talk for a few minutes, then a crew member would approach the table and tell the women what to talk about. At one point, the crew member told the women they needed to switch to a light topic because they’d already spent a lot of time on serious topics.
2. When one of the crew members was leaving, one of the ‘Housewives’ said she would see him tomorrow at the ‘funeral home scene.’ If she’s calling it a ‘scene,” how ‘real’ can it be?
3. For some reason, the first taping of the women exiting the restaurant didn’t work. At the crew’s direction, the women returned to their seats, then taped a second exit scene.”
The writer also adds that most of the Atlanta housewives are driving rental cars. Very interesting report. It will be interesting to see how the 4th season of the RHOA turns out as reality shows always take a turn for the worse once the stars start faking it, example the Keeping Up With The Kardashians. This report is however not that surprising as with the exception of the Nene, all of the housewives seem to be getting along rather well. And what good is that for the drama and ratings?
I will add that this doesn’t mean all of the drama is fake (example the tour bus fight between Nene and Kim last season was very real) as it is actually very common practice for producers of reality shows to “guide” certain conversations and scenes. An example of this is let’s say some drama went down at an event between two cast members, the producers could encourage their costars to meet up the next day to talk about it. Also most of the housewives series have different production companies behind them so the practices are likely different for each series.
In other RHOA news, just weeks after giving birth to her son Kroy Jagger,Kim Zolciakhas lost most if not all of her baby weight!
In pictures below, Kim, 33, shows off her post baby body! In an interview with Wetpaint, the mother of three reveals just how she lost the baby weight so quickly. Excerpts from Kim’s interview below -
We saw the recent pics of you and you look amazing! How did you drop the baby weight so quickly? What are your workout and diet secrets?
Kim Zolciak: I am unable to work out for another few weeks, although I am not BIG on going to the gym. I do think breastfeeding really helps and Kroy and I walk the baby every night.
Is there any area that you particularly want to work on?
I love my curves and really just want to firm up. My least favorite part of my body I would say are my legs. I have thicker legs then I would like and have to run to keep them in shape!
Kim also adds that she is not big on dieting and believes in eating everything in moderation. Recent photos of Kim below!
TELL US – DO YOU THINK THE ATLANTA HOUSEWIVES ARE FAKING IT? THOUGHTS ON KIM’S POST BABY BODY?
CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON FOR NEW PHOTOS OF KIM!
According to the TalkingWithTami blog, which was on hand to snap photos at the event, The Bailey Agency offers an intense six-week course with Cynthia, exploring the many different facets of modeling such as etiquette, walking the catwalk, posing, photography, film production, make-up amongst other things.
If you recall, in a recent interview, NeNe promised that the upcoming season of RHoA will finally reveal what led her to file for divorce from husband Gregg Leakes.
A week after that radio interview, the StraightFromTheA blog published photos of NeNe and husband (or possibly soon to be ex-husband) Gregg out on the town at New Orleans nightclub Belvedere Lounge during the 2011 Essence Festival! Although Gregg was hanging out in the corner and made sure NOT to be photographed with NeNe on the red carpet, they were definitely there together – and the photos prove it!
The story also alleges Gregg has been travelling with NeNe to Miami and LA in secret. Not accompanying the Leakes during these outings? Bravo camera crews!
The gossip around town is that NeNe and Gregg will never break up because they have too much dirt on each other (oh, please break up and write a tell-all Gregg!) but have decided to play the game to remain on Housewives.
Former housewife star Lisa Wu Hartwell was reportedly booted from the show because she refused to create fake drama for the series. A report came out back then alleging Bravo “basically wanted to script elements of Lisa’s life and make her amp up the drama. She wasn’t with that at all. Lisa felt like if her real life alone wasn’t enough for the network, then maybe it was time for her to go.” Things that make you wonder.
And finally, following the arrest of her son Bryson Bryantfor stealing razors at a Walmart (yes you read that right), Nene visited Los Angeles over the weekend to attend the wedding of R&B singer Monica.
In fact she met up with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards and her husband Mauricio Umansky for dinner. Mauricio posted a photo of the threesome on his twitter page with the caption, “Fun dinner tonight with bi coastal housewives @neneleakes and @KyleRichards18.” Nene tweeted, “Thanks 4 supporting me & takin me out last nite n LA! Thanks 2 u guys, my stomach hurts LOL.” That pic is below!
Do you think NeNe and Gregg’s divorce has been manufactured for Bravo? Are you going to be watching Real Housewives of Atlanta this season?
CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON FOR PHOTOS OF NENE AND GREGG!