Following a very successful 3rd season, regaining its title as the highest rated Bravo housewives franchise, tonight marks the finale of the Real Housewives of Atlanta!
On the episode titled ‘The Bride and the Doom,’ season 3 closes with Cynthia’s wedding rapidly approaching, but jitters and dramas surround the big event. Elsewhere, Phaedra returns to work; Sheree’s acting ability is sorely tested during a movie audition; and Kandi approaches Kim about song-related finances.
According to a NY Post report that came out last July, days after the wedding, Cynthia Bailey’s BFF Nene Leakes supposedly held up the wedding for 45 minutes when she barged into Cynthia’s bridal suite and demanded her hair and makeup be done. The Post added the drama did not end there as Kim then got into an argument with boyfriend Kroy when she caught him checking out “a hot redhead.” It will be interesting to see if any of these stories make the finale episode tonight.
And finally, wedding photos of Cynthia and Peter Thomas are below. The super sized 1 hour 30 minute episode airs at 10/9c on Bravo.
Watch What Happens Live – On tonight’s show, Andy Cohen will throw a live baby shower for the pregnant Kim Zolciak. Joining Kim will be her baby daddy to be/NFL player Kroy Biermann.
A preview clip of tonight’s episode is below!
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In two separate new interviews, Cynthia Bailey and hubby Peter Thomas are telling it all, discussing issues such as a prenup and their financial woes.
First up is Peter, who slams all of Cynthia’s Real Housewives of Atlantacostars in an interview with UpTown magazine. In the interview, Peter also discusses signing a prenup as well as Cynthia’s lost investment in his now closed restaurant. Excerpts from Peter’s interview is below -
ON THE MONEY-LENDING INCIDENT
As much as I appreciate what she’s done, it probably came across to everybody that she put up all this money to help me build my restaurant. No. Initially, she put up $10,000. Uptown [Restaurant and Lounge] cost several hundred thousand dollars—$10,000 couldn’t buy the silverware and the plates at Uptown.
SHE CAN’T TELL ME NO
If I need her to do something for me again, she better step up. That’s part of her duty as a wife. Because she’s never gonna call on me and I say no—never. It’s my duty as a husband to provide whatever support to [help] her go forward. The show that I’m on is called Atlanta Housewives, not Atlanta Husbands. I’m not getting paid to be on the show. But I have to do it to support my wife. So I just gotta bite my lip, swallow my spit, and call it a day.
IS CYNTHIA GETTING HER MONEY BACK?
If that’s the last thing I do before I die, I’ll make sure that she gets her money back.
IN CASE IT DOESN’T WORK OUT…
I do respect that what’s hers belongs to her. I have nothing to do with it. And what’s mine is mine. We have a prenup. But if I build something and she was by my side while I was building it, that’s definitely for us.
ON ANDY COHEN AND THE OTHER HOUSEWIVES I say anything I f—ing feel, because I don’t feel I need to answer to anybody but God. People are going on Andy Cohen’s show and being all careful—I don’t give a f-ck. If they ever put me on that sh–, I’m gonna say exactly how I feel… If they say, “What do you think about the other Housewives?” I’m gonna say, “I can’t stand Phaedra’s ass. I think Kim is crazy as f–k. Nene has a big-ass mouth, okay? And Sheree’s not cute! She thinks she’s cute, but she’s not cute.” And this is ON the record. The only one I like is Kandi, and she’s too soft. That’s why she got played with Kim. And that’s how I truly feel.”
Wowzers! Peter also reveals he has some new business endeavors in the works including opening a new bar called Bar One in March 2011, and starting “The Lifestyle Conference, which will take place Memorial Day weekend in Montego Bay.”
Cynthia also gave an interview to Black Voices during which she briefly touched on her financial woes with Peter.
BV: Wait. You still asked him whether he was going to give you the money back? CB: Yes! I just asked him yesterday. I don’t know when I am getting that money back, but he’s going to have to give me something.
BV:A lot of people think you should work out your financial challenges before tying the knot. Many people believe a relationship can’t last with something so major causing disagreements before a wedding. CB: When we started the process, our wedding wasn’t so expensive that we couldn’t do it. The more involved in the planning I was the more I wanted it. Who wants to go through tastings and menus and then go to the courthouse? I’ve never been married before. I just wanted it. It’s mine to want. We just had problems in the end.
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Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes continues to have a bad week. First came major backlash from fans of the show following her behavior on the latest episode, and now a not so flattering interview by one of her stepsons.
In the interview with RadarOnline, 34-year-old Damian Leakes, who happens to be one of Gregg Leakes’ five children pre-Nene, is claiming Nene disowned him and his other siblings. And it gets even better as Damian now wants he and his forgotten siblings to get their own reality show.
“We are the forgotten side of the family. There’s so much talent with the kids he left behind,” Damian said of not being included or acknowledged on the Bravo hit show. “She knows us and she knows we have issues from about 15 years ago and it’s time to address them. She’s become a household name with our last name, but we’re non-existent.”
Gregg’s children include Damian and his twin brother Daryl, Katrina, 27; Dexter, 25; and Denton, 21. Damian also confirms that Gregg did indeed meet Nene while she was stripping at a strip club in Atlanta near his father’s workplace. “No one really knew about her stripper past. That alone was a selling point for her to say ‘get rid of them because they met me at the strip club,’ Damian said.
Damian goes on again to pitch his own reality show. “We need some closure,” Damian stated. “We need to know what did we do to cause this? What did we do to get Gregg to say ‘I’m going to abandon this family! I’m not going to try to be your friend or work with you or understand!’ We knew she [NeNe] didn’t like us– maybe he had too many kids. A TV show could be building process for Gregg and his kids because no one ever knew he had kids. There’s a lot of healing that needs to go on and a lot of animosity.”
Damian bashes Nene some more. “I think [Nene] has a lot to do with the crumbling of our family,” Damian added.“We think of her as selfish and a center-of-attention freak. She wants all of the attention and this is before a camera ever got on her.”
Moving right along. For the few fans of the show who are not aware ofCynthia Bailey’s marital status, she did indeed get married to Peter Thomas.
It was all over the press last year when the wedding took place in July. In fact, we also wrote about it. The pictures however have been kept under wraps, that is until now. Essence magazine plans to publish the wedding images in their next issue while the latest issue of Life & Style magazine, out on newsstands today, also has some exclusive photos of Cynthia on her big day. Two of those are below.
And finally, Sunday’s episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta was its highest rated in the history of Bravo. Over 3.43 million viewers tuned in! And once again, RHOA is the highest rated housewives franchise, beating out the former leader – RHONJ. Drama does sell indeed.
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On the 14th episode of the season (the finale is next week), NeNe’s first on-air interview with rapper-producer Jermaine Dupri creates tension with Kim. Elsewhere, financial problems continue Peter and Cynthia. Meanwhile Phaedra struggles to balance career and family; and Kandi tires of Kim’s bus-tour shenanigans.
The new episode airs tonight at 10/9c on Bravo.
Watch What Happens Live – The guests tonight will be Nene Leakes and Iman.
In other Atlanta news, while promoting her upcoming appearance on the Celebrity Apprentice, Nene dropped a bombshell to Zap2It when she revealed she is not interested in returning to the Atlanta Housewives for a 4th season.
“I’m not really interested in joining the next season,” NeNe told Zap2it. “I’m just not really interested right now,” she repeated without revealing her sudden lost of interest in continuing the show. Could this be a ploy for contract negotiations? Does it have to do with the recent reunion show taping? Only time will tell.
Nene did reveal however that she is currently working on a shoe line and a handbag line, to go along with her desire to do behind-the-scenes producing radio and TV shows.
And finally, Nene recently tweeted photos of she and Cynthia Bailey from the reunion show taping. Those are below. A preview clip from tonight’s episode is also below -
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It all started when Cynthia decided to pull her good pal Nene Leakes to the side and clear the air on some of the issues they had been having. Cynthia handed Nene a candle gift and then handed her a friend contract which stated it had to be notarized and signed by the President. The joke was lost of Nene who deemed her a “Single Black Female” and declared the situation as awkward. Nene then met up with on-again off-again friend Kim Zolciak and showed her the contract, leading to a laugh fest with Kim calling Cynthia a crazy stalker.
Below is what Cynthia had to say about the situation in her latest Bravo blog -
NeNe: Single black female. A very FRIENDly thing to say.
So let me get this straight. Last week Peter and NeNe go at it, this week they kiss and make up, and now, all of a sudden, I am SINGLE BLACK FEMALE, who happens to be a lesbian, and is in love with NeNe? I want Nene, NeNe wants Peter, and Peter just wants the Jets to win the Superbowl. Does this even begin to make sense? Crisis!
Where do I start? The FRIENDSHIP CONTRACT. Here we go. At this point on the show, we are all in a bad place, all three of us. Peter with UPTOWN, NeNe with Gregg, and me with the wedding and Peter’s Uptown situation. Everybody is stressed out, and my friendship with NeNe is definitely on the rocks. I have a great sense of humor, so I decided that the next time I ran into NeNe, AS A JOKE, I would give her a FRIENDSHIP CONTRACT. AS A JOKE! As you guys know, the word friend does not carry a lot of weight with this group, so I thought the idea of giving NeNe a contract was hilarious!
I imagined that we would read it, laugh hysterically, grab a glass of wine (as usual), give each other a big hug, and call it a day. NeNe is one of the craziest friends I have, and one of the reasons we talk so much on the phone is because we are both very silly. NeNe has been good for a laugh or two when I really needed one, and I just wanted to return the favor. My FRIENDSHIP CONTRACT was for NeNe’s eyes only, and I never thought for a second anyone else would see it. It was supposed to just be a funny joke between friends, and that would be the end of it. Clearly, it didn’t work out that way. You guys saw the turn of events after we left Kim’s kitchen, and at that point it just got too ridiculous for me to even go there. The only thing that I wanted to make clear (as if it wasn’t obvious in the first place), is that the FRIENDSHIP CONTRACT was a joke, that’s it. That’s all it was ever meant to be. It was supposed to be funny, and I actually thought it was. I really cracked myself up about the whole thing. Well, excuse me for having a sense of humor.
Anyway, for anyone who may be interested in getting a copy of my FRIENDSHIPCONTRACT for any of your friends, just let me know. The cost is $19.99 per contract which includes shipping and handling. If you act now, I’ll even throw in an autographed picture of myself for FREE. Like in my case, even if your FRIENDSHIP CONTRACT blows up in your face, and your friends start calling you a stalker and a lesbian, at least you will still have the autographed picture of me. FRIENDSHIP CONTRACT t-shirts and hats will also be available upon request. Only one per customer, as quantities are limited.
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Peter, 50, opens up about his life and why he proposed to Cynthia, 43, despite her reservations about marriage. When it comes to Phaedra, Peter simply believes “she’s an idiot” when it comes to the comments she makes. Excerpts from Peter’s interview below -
ESSENCE.com: We don’t know that much about you. Do tell.
THOMAS: I’m Jamaican-born, Brooklyn-raised, lived in Miami, had seven or eight nightclubs in South Beach for the past 20 years. I’m a New York, Miami dude, and I lived in London for a while. I get around, and Atlanta’s new to me. My parents live here.
ESSENCE.com: Cynthia hasn’t been shy about her reservations towards marriage. What did you think of that?
THOMAS: I’ve heard about Cynthia Bailey for the last 21 years of my life. You know Russell Simmons proposed to her, she turned him down. Jayson Williams made a public half-time announcement on TV, she took the ring and gave it back. People that I know, even exes, talk so well about her. She’s an independent person and I love that about her. She likes to know that she has her own and I understand why because of her mom. I respect women who are like Cynthia because I’m not one of those guys who think men are superior to women. I used to date Nia Long and she was making like $800,000 a movie, and I was cool with it.
ESSENCE.com: What did you really think of Phaedra’s comments about wanting a “clean” man?
THOMAS: Phaedra is like 36, 37 years old and word around town is she’s dated a couple of rappers she represented, so when she says “clean” she probably means someone that doesn’t have baggage so she doesn’t have to deal with mothers from previous relationships. My point to her was I’m a grown man and I have five kids, and there’s really nothing wrong with it. I would understand if she was like 22 and getting married but as old as she is saying that… the only reason Apollo is “clean” is because he’s been incarcerated for the last six years. She’s an idiot. That’s how I really feel about the statements that come out of her mouth.
ESSENCE.com: How do you feel about the other castmates?
THOMAS: I don’t really know them enough. I’ve been around Sheree a few times and she’s always cordial. NeNe, she’s loud. I could be around NeNe, she could definitely be my homegirl. Kandi’s a really nice person, and Kim’s just crazy.
In other Atlanta news, Phaedra Parks gave a recent interview to a local GA news station – wjbf.com, during which she disucussed being a new mom and also touches on her portrayal on the Bravo hit show.
“Its very exciting, I don’t have anything to compare it to since it is my first child, but I adore my son. He’s wonderful, he’s really a sweet baby,” says Phaedra while also revealing that she had a high risk pregnancy and 3 days of labor.
When it comes to her “portrayal” on the show, Phaedra adds that “at the end of the day, it’s reality tv and so reality tv is about drama it’s about suspense.” Phaedra’s video interview is below -
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On the first Sunday night episode this season, titled ‘Trashed Collection,’ NeNe introduces her troubled son Bryson to Peter Thomas, Cynthia’s boyfriend and club owner, hoping he will inspire her son to find a career path. Meanwhile, Cynthia’s ex-fiance, actor Leon Robinson, discusses Peter’s ultimatum with Cynthia.
While planning a high-end yard sale, Kim finds time for her music career and begins work on her new track with more than a little help from Kandi. Things get heated between the two when creative differences arise. Already puzzled with Phaedra’s ever-changing due date, the ladies are shocked to hear she’ll be inducing her baby “early.” NeNe’s marriage troubles come to a boiling point when she reveals a dark relationship secret to Cynthia.
The new episode airs tonight at 10/9c. A new episode of Watch What Happens Live will air following the show. The guest tonight will be Cynthia Bailey.
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The latest episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta brought us some awkward sex talks and a slightly uncomfortable scene involving the always classy Phaedra and some pickles.
With the said, let’s get right to the recap! The episode begins with Kim Zolciak being yet again late to another event. This event in particular is Kandi’s web talk show titled Kandi Coated Nights! Following yet another scene with Kim berating her assistant Sweetie, she finally finds her way to Kandi’s studio, and the topic of conversation is Cheating! Something Kim knows an awful lot about despite trying to pretend her relationship with the still married Big Poppa has no cheating element to it.
“I only know what Papa tells me,” is Kim’s argument. Perhaps Kim should invest some time in using the google search engine as a quick search on Big Poppa will clearly let her know he is still married and living with his wife and kids.
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