The Real Housewives of Atlantadoes not premier on Bravo for 2 more weeks but the games have already began. Kim Zolciak’s former publicist, Jonathan Jaxson has taken to his site to dish some major dirt on her. It seems the two had a falling out earlier this year. The things Jonathan has to say about Kim include -
She has an addiction to dating married men for the past ten years and even cheating on them.
She never had cancer. Her hair was simply extremely overly processed and she wore extensions which took chunks out of her hair and it hasn’t been the same since. (Hence why she wears wigs.)
“Barbie” was her stripper name while she danced nude and gave private lap dances for men and women at Atlanta’s strip club “Cheetah” back in 2003.
She recently got re-engaged, with even a bigger rock, to Lee Najjar, aka “Big Poppa.” (His name is on her ring finger, which she has been trying to get lasered off for some time now.)*She spends over $50,000 a month and makes her bills paid in time by battering with men.
She has no intention in marrying her current married man, as long as her bills are paid on time.
She and the other ladies of Atlanta’s Season 2 banked $100k for the filming of the show. A battle that took a while to win.
She got her ass nearly beat down by Sheree and NeNe on this year’s upcoming season. Mostly for telling ridiculous lies on the ladies.
Allrighty then. The new season premiers July 30th on Bravo. A picture of Lee Najjar aka Big Poppa below, as well as a photo of Kim with Jonathan -
Lee Najjar aka “Big Poppa”
Real Estate Developer Lee Najjar, and wife ironically named Kim Najjar on the left
As we reported earlier, Kelly has signed on for the 3rd season, but she is uncertain as to which other housewives will be returning. “I am coming back,” says Kelly. “But I actually don’t know who else is coming back. They don’t really tell me.”
Kelly is however uncertain is the new season will be able to match the drama of the other housewives’ franchises. “We start shooting in two weeks,” she said. “And it’s going to be interesting now because the bar is so high. When Gretchen [Rossi from The Real Housewives of Orange County] is getting a motorcycle at a party and Teresa [Giudice from The Real Housewives of New Jersey] is throwing over the table, what’s going to happen?”
She goes on to talk about The New Jersey Housewives – When I met Danielle, she said, ‘Thank you so much for being supportive of me. She was just really excited and flattered that I supported her. Unless you do something wrong to me, I will give you a chance.”
And what about Caroline Manzo? She’s “the all-time mama bear,” Kelly said. “And actually, she was really sweet and really nice.”
Kelly has also gotten close with some of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, “I was going down to Atlanta to open a hotel, so I called NeNe [Leakes],” Bensimon said. “I took out NeNe and Lisa [Wu Hartwell] and we had so much fun. They’re crazy, fun and spirited. They’re awesome girls.”
We reported a written preview of what was to come in the 2nd season premier of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Well Bravo has now officially released a video preview of what is to come this season, and it is filled with nothing but drama! Check it out below -
Below are some of their teasers on what is to come this season -
Kandi Burruss – DeShawn Snow’s replacement is identified as a friend of Lisa Wu Hartwell. Kandi, who is working on a solo album in her home studio, has a six year old daughter and a fiance — with six kids. It’s too soon to say how her arrival will change the dynamics among the other four, but the producers obviously hope she engages them more than DeShawn did.
Kim Zolciak – during this episode says she’s single and no longer with Big Poppa (the still unnamed married man Lee Najjar.) She again seeks advice from her psychic.
Lisa Wu Hartwell – The 38 year old mother of three is thinking about a fourth. Tension remains between her and Kim over the reunion episode where Lisa accused Kim of spreading false rumors about her e.g. she lost custody of her kids with hubby No. 1 Keith Sweat because she took drugs.
Sheree Whitfield – clashes with a party planner for her “post divorce “independence party.” It’s certainly a highlight of hour one. “Whatever happened to customer service?” Sheree said. She also talks about being booted from her $2 million home that her ex husband Bob stopped paying for and had to move into a more modest home.
NeNe Leakes – is also in a new (presumably rental) home and there are some amusing scenes between her and gay hairdresser buddy Dwight Eubanks. She and Kim are still estranged after NeNe last year mocked Kim’s country music ambitions behind her back, but both are making attempts to reconcile.
The original Queens of drama are back! Bravo has announced today that the 2nd season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta will be returning July 30th, at 10 PM ET/PT.
As you can see from the above photo, 1st season housewife, DeShawn Snow will not be returning. She was allegedly asked not to come back for being “too boring.” Kandi Buruss, a songwriter and former member of the R & B group Xscape will be the newest housewife joining the group. The other returning cast members include Kim Zolciak, Sheree Whitfield, Nene Leakes, and Lisa Wu Hartwell.
I am looking forward to the 2nd season, but a bit nervous that it might be a let down. The drama of the 1st season was at an all time high, it seems almost impossible to top that. Will the 2nd season be as successful as the first? We shall see. Below is more information about what is to come this season -
“Kandi Burruss - Jumping into the mix as the newest housewife with help from friend Lisa, Kandi wastes no time acclimating herself to the group. Recently engaged to fianc AJ, she balances being a mom and planning her dream wedding, with launching a solo career and working on a new album.
Kim Zolciak – Kim continues to live life out loud. After a somewhat rocky breakup with mysterious boyfriend “Big Poppa,” she vows to enjoy life as a single woman, but her roller coaster relationship with him keeps her love life somewhat complicated. Always on the go, she continues to focus on the daunting task of launching her country music career, with help from new housewife and music artist Kandi, and also decides to create her own line of wigs. Drama rears its ugly head as her somewhat tumultuous relationships with the other housewives continue to evolve.
Lisa Wu Hartwell – Living a fast-paced life as a mother of three, Lisa’s never-ending energy keeps her on the move. With her real estate business slowing because of the economy, her entrepreneurial spirit kicks in and she decides to launch a clothing line, “Closet Freak.” To her surprise, she finds her biological clock is ticking, and debates expanding her family by having another baby, but Ed’s NFL career might throw a wrench in the plans. Lisa is thrown into the midst of all the drama between the other housewives as old rumors resurface.
NeNe Leakes – NeNe continues to take the world by storm. Busy on the charity circuit preparing for her second annual event for women against domestic violence, she is also dealing with the emotional search for her biological father while taking care of her family. NeNe wrote a book on her life experiences that will be out later this year, in hopes that she can give advice to young women who face difficult issues like she did growing up. While her no-nonsense, tell it like it is approach sometimes gets her in trouble, she continues to explore her ever-evolving friendships with the other housewives, with some dramatic results.
Sheree Whitfield – Coming off a much-publicized divorce, Sheree is ready to put the past behind her and focus on being a single mom and entrepreneur. To celebrate her new life, she delves into her work, with her “She by Sheree” fashion line moving along nicely and preparations underway for a major fashion show to debut the line. With encouragement from her friends, Sheree debates jumping back into the dating game, and her relationships with some of the other housewives take a surprising turn.”
Tell Us – Are you excited about the 2nd Season of the Atlanta Housewives?
Good to see NBC being an equal opportunist by adding 2 of the most liked housewives, along with 2 of the most hated in the form of 40 year old mean girl Tamra Barney, and alleged former coke whore Danielle Staub.
Are you ready for a new Housewives franchise? Well you should be as Bravo is now casting for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Evolution Media, the same company that produces the Orange County Housewives, will be producing this series as well.
I can only imagine the Beverly Hills housewives will be like Orange County on crack. I’m picturing more botox, plastic surgeries, sugar daddies, bigger boobs hair. And speaking of bigger hair, isn’t it time Bravo branches out to Texas? How great would it be to have a Real Housewives of Dallas series? Hope the Bravo execs are listening. We want TEXAS!
More casting information is below for the Beverly Hills Franchise -
Evolution Media/Bravo is looking for outgoing, exciting, strong, focused women who reside in and around the Beverly Hills area that want to share their lives. We are looking for women who are lively and energetic, with defined opinions and views. Our featured women should have busy lives, be involved with the community, have a strong work ethic, and an active social calendar. Most importantly, they should be enjoying the good life.
The women, significant others and families must be open to sharing their experiences with the producers and the television audience.
Please indicate your: name, age, a bit about you, where you live, a current photo(s) and a contact phone number.