Time and time again, I wonder why anyone (straight up fame whores aside) would choose to invite the drama that is reality TV into their lives. Especially people that seem to already have a lot going for them. Perhaps the appeal of hair pulling, table tossing, and insult slinging just escapes me???
For example, the Style Network bios for Sharlinda Parker and Kahdijiha Rowe are quite impressive, and I can't help but to wonder why reality TV!? Sharlinda is a celebrity manicurist and the co-owner of Tu La Nail Salon, which she runs with sister Brie Rowe. She's also married to recording artist Q. Parker. Kahdijiha is a marketing executive and considered a "jet-setter" in Atlanta's social scene.
When asked why she chose to play the reality tv game, Sharlinda said, "To become a household name, build your business, have fun with it, everyone knows you, that's the benefit of being on a reality show." Okay. Fine. I can understand the business benefits. But, when you then come into contact with people like you know who, I have to go back to thinking they're all crazy.
From drunken ice cream to sex toys shenanigans to broke down baby dolls falling out of windows… I can't decide if Big Rich Atlanta is starting to come together and find a personality or just a hot mess. Either way, it's hilarious.
This week's episode of Big Righ Atlanta begins with the big girl version of an after school snack. Only, Harvin Eadon and Meyer Eadon don't go to school. Or work. I don't know what the Eadon sisters do all day, really, other than be awesome. So, their "after a grueling afternoon of being awesome" snack is ice cream sandwiches dipped in blue gatorade/vodka/sprite.
Harvin says it's the new milk and cookies, and Meyer quips, "If you were a cookie, you'd be a whoreo." Laughter and mischief ensue.
Out of the blue drink's influence, Harvin comes to realize that Virginia Kolb is having too much fun these days, adding, "I have maj curiosity about what's going on in her sex life." When you're curious, like Curious Harvin, you put on a pair of latex gloves and search your mama's bedroom. Harvin's reward? Drawer after drawer and box after box of sex toys. OMG, Mama Goose!
In my opinion, the sisters and their mom are the breakout stars of Big Rich Atlanta, and I think most will agree that they have their own distinct and unique style. Now, whether you love or hate that style is another story, but my gut tells me that Harvin, Meyer, and Virginia aren't easily swayed by the opinions of others. And that's part of the reason I adore them so much.
Harvin, Meyer, and Virginia are dishing all about their beauty secrets and fashion favorites for their fans.
Two words: Poof. Power. Harvin Eadon sometimes wishes that she could poof people away, adding, "If I had poof power, my whole world would change." Totally. Poof power is exactly what is missing from my life.
Big Rich Atlanta stars Harvin and Meyer Eadon discuss last week's art show and fret over whether or not Daryll Manning, who is Team Sharlinda Parker, will be open to carrying their jewelry line, She Blame Me, in his boutique. The sisters are on their way to a business meeting with Daryll (hopefully on time!) so I guess they'll find out soon enough.
Meanwhile, Meagan McBrayer bounces (pun intended) her way into the gym to workout with Kahdijiha Rowe. Understandably, Kahdijiha is a upset about how the art show went down, and she vents her frustrations to her friend. When Meagan invites Kahdijiha to join her, Harvin, and Meyer for a weekend at a lake house, Kahdijiha quips, "The last time I bonded with girls, I pulled somebody's weave out."
Ever since Big Rich Atlanta premiered, an annoying little gnat has been flying around my face, buzzing in my ear, and burning up my eye balls. Well, it gives me much joy to report that Ashlee Wilson-Hawn has left Atlanta. And my TV. While I'm sure this will be a short-lived triumph, I welcome the chance to spend more drama-free time with the other ladies of Big Rich Atlanta.
To kick off this glorious Gnatlee-free episode, family friend Queen Evelyn helps Virginia Kolb, Harvin Eadon, andMeyer Eadon prep for the Gay Pride parade. Costumes are involved. Of course. "Costumes are everything to us," Meyer announces. "We would never go anywhere without costumes."
New addition to my bucket list: rock a costume and party with Virginia, Harvin, and Meyer at least once before I die. And, if I dare to be greedy, Bonnie Blossman and Whitney Whatley will be there as well. #diehappy
Big Rich Atlanta has been on the air for a few weeks now and one cast member is trying hard to emerge as the "star" of the show. So it surprised us this morning to see that Ashlee Wilson-Hawn is announcing that the Style Network lied on her cast bio page!
Last night during The Real Housewives of Atlanta, we snarked during our Live-Tweeting, wondering why Ashlee wasn't on the scene for Miss Cynthia's Renaissance Pageant. We joked, "Wait, why isn't Miss Big Rich Atlanta there? She's supposedly the most sought-after pageant coach? #rhoa".
The Tweet was simply a reference to Ashlee's bio on Style. Apparently she's never read her own cast blurb on the network website.
Immediately following the cupcake drama on Big Rich Atlanta, Ashlee appears to be completely composed, as she straightens her hair in a mirror and demands Kahdijiha Rowe be thrown in jail. However, as soon as the ambulance arrives, Ashlee looks like hell. A distraught Ashlee tells a police officer she's pressing charges and demands a full police investigation.
In response to Kahdijiha's actions, Ashlee says, "Express yourself with your words, not your hands." Does she honestly not realize that words can be just as hurtful as hands? Ashlee is a bully – she uses her words to humiliate and hurt her victims to make herself feel superior and powerful – end of story.
"To all of my friends, family, and now tv fans I want to publicly & sincerely apologize for the trashy violent mess on television. It's embarrassing & utterly sickening to see violence being promoted on television. It was NOT what I signed up for, nor what I stand for, and certainly not what I expected to be a victim of ever in my life," Ashleewrote. "Please accept my apology for this behavior and contributing to tearing down our society by being a part of such shenanigans."
Kahdijiha's aunt Sabrina Brie Rowetweeted to Ashlee, "The only crime here was U got into a fight that you started #NotAttacked" and "My family believes 100% in nonviolence as well! If someone touch U first & being racist it's call defending yourself #DONE!"
I agree. Ashlee picked a fight… insulting her, poking her, grabbing her… and then cried victim when Kahdijiha reacted. The only "trashy violent mess" I saw is the one pictured above.