In her first blog as a Bravo housewife, the stunning and snarky Gizelle Bryant breaks down the premiere of the Real Housewives of Potomac. A recap in case you missed it: etiquette, Potomac, etiquette, Potomac, etiquette, Potomac.
While the “Rules of Etiquette in Potomac” was a running theme of the premiere, Gizelle made it be known that she 1) lives by her own set of rules and 2) is not about to be schooled by Karen Huger, the self appointed HBIC of Potomac.
“I am very well-versed and clear about etiquette,” says Gizelle. “Everyone can see that I was not raised under a rock or a bridge. I’ve read a couple of posts from Mrs. Emily Post and my mother has raised a lady. HOWEVER, Karen’s and Potomac’s rules of etiquette change with the wind and the champagne. If the breeze is blowing and the bubbly is flowing God only knows the rules of Karen.”
Reality star alum and actress NeNe Leakeswill get to add some fabulosity to this year’s NBC-TV’s annual new year’s eve festivities. The diva will hobnob with the likes of Carson Daly as part of a comedy panel he hosts, “New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly” that will take place at New York City’s famed Times Square according to US Weekly.
NeNe, who after seven seasons, left the reality show that helped put her name up in lights, “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” grew tired of the negativity that seemed to take over the show. While Nene was a ‘housewife’ and thereafter, she has always maintained a pretty hectic career schedule. She had a recurrent role on the defunct sitcom “Glee,” was a series regular on NBC-TV’s “The New Normal,” acted in a couple of Broadway productions, was a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars,” and will even be a judge on the upcoming ABC-TV revival 1950’s game show “To Tell the Truth.” In addition to performing, NeNe also manages to oversee her fashion line, The Nene Leakes Collection for the Home Shopping Network and there is also a jewelry line as well.
Former Real Housewives of Atlanta could-have-been-regular cast memberAmiyah Scott was supposed to be a fixture on the Bravo hit reality show but was reportedly, so put off by the producer’s antics, she called it quits. Despite all of the show’s fanfare and praise for featuring Amiyah, as its first transgender cast member in the franchise, she refused to be the stereotype that the show’s producers wanted her to portray according to TMZ.
Amiyah had actually made the one month of filming mark on RHOA. When the show’s plots smacked of devious underpinnings like producers wanting to sexualize Amiyah and have her act “like a vixen” which was not in her character, her patience grew thin. The news outletthen claims, the actress went on to reveal how producers wanted to make her look like the “bitch of the cast,” when she instead strived to become a transgender role model.
The countdown is on – 62 days until the premiere of the Real Housewives of Potomac. Not only are we excited about new women (to love and love to hate) in new cities, but we’re also looking forward to the Real Housewives franchise getting back to basics (we’re holding you to it, Andy!).
Last week, Andy Cohen dished on what viewers should expect from the Real Housewives of Potomac and the Real Housewives of Dallas. “Both Dallas and Potomac remind me of really early Orange County and New York,” said Andy. “It reminds me of early Housewives. It’s the way they communicate. It’s about how they live their lives, and it’s about families. It’s very grounded, and it harkens back to early Housewives for me. Both of them. It’s really interesting.”
Bravo released, “Just up the river from our nation’s capital lies a hidden gem – Potomac, Maryland. Its rolling hills, gated mansions, sophisticated prep schools, and exclusive country clubs all serve to keep the area invitation only. Sprinkled throughout this community are a handful of old-line, wealthy African-American families who have historically broken racial barriers to provide a life of privilege for their children.”
The Real Housewives of Potomac follows the lives of Robyn Dixon, Karen Huger, Gizelle Bryant, Katie Rost, Ashley Darby, and Charrisse Jackson-Jordan. “In a town where entry is granted only through class, pedigree, and lineage, how far will these ladies go to secure their spot at the top of this prestigious circle?” teased Bravo. Look below to see the cast photos/bios and watch the sneak peek trailer.
“Real Housewives of Potomac is the show you never saw coming, and it is going to take everyone by surprise!,” said Andy. “As for Real Housewives of Dallas, it is a natural extension of the franchise with a Southern twist that ‘y’all’ will enjoy.” A shout out to our readers who guessed “Dallas” in our Poll Party!
Jim’s panties have been in a bunch since, well, since the day we met him. But, in relation to this story, since Teresa Checks In aired. One of his many issues is that RHONJseason 7 is on hold. “It is BS that the entire cast, especially my wife, had their filming put on hold because Tre and Joe committed several felonies and [Teresa is] sitting in jail,” said the man who recently tweeted, “We are not coming back, do not need money or want fame.” So, he cares, why?!
The Real Housewives franchise keeps chugging along! Even when we get annoyed by a particular franchise, we’d never, ever give up on any of these crazy ladies and their sidekicks. And thanks to Bravo, we’re going to have another batch of rich and (sometimes wacky and tacky) women to watch!
There have been rumors for years now about the possibility of new cities being added to the Real Housewives family, but none have ever came to fruition. However, Andy Cohen confirmed this week that a new franchise is coming and SOON!