I know a lot of you thought that NeNe's spinoff premiere was boring, but I enjoyed it, in all of its mellow glory! Maybe I'm just burned out on rehashed drama this week, but I felt it was a nice change of pace. I may be in the minority, but NeNe cracks me up and I'm not ashamed to admit it (and I love her blonde hair, dammit, no matter what y'all say!). And who knew Gregg had so many neurotic little issues?
Also doing well with its debut last night was The New Atlanta, scoring just a hair over 1 million viewers. I tuned in for this one and liked the first half, but was turned off that they leapt right into dinner drama (a favorite formula for Bravo) way too soon! Let us get to know the cast before we're weave pullin' and table flippin', okay?
TELL US – WILL YOU TUNE IN FOR I DREAM OF NENE AND THE NEW ATLANTA NEXT WEEK?
Sorry, Tamra Barney, but Andy Cohen has a favorite housewife! Of course, it's Lisa Vanderpump, but I digress. NeNeLeakes is a close second, and she's remarrying ex-husband Gregg which is a story line made in Bravo heaven. It shouldn't come as a surprise that NeNe's wedding spin-off, I Dream Of NeNe, gets nearly a full season of episodes as opposed to a measly three.
To bring everyone up to speed as to why NeNe is re-marrying Gregg, NeNe must spend the first part of the show explaining why she "divorced his ass." Their fifteen year marriage, split, and rekindled romance is described in less than a minute. NeNe is getting adjusted to being back in Atlanta after an extended period of time in Los Angeles. She finds her original wedding program and dress, and NeNe and Gregg reminisce over their first walk down the aisle with their wedding video.
NeNe shares that forgiving Gregg's past behavior is a lot easier than forgetting it. She assures viewers that she wants everything to be different from the first go-round, and she isn't looking at this as a new wedding, but a new marriage. That's a plus! The couple spends time in Athens on their journey down memory lane, and they meet NeNe's aunt and godmother for lunch. NeNe's godmother reminds Gregg of a talk they had a year ago when he promised he'd get his family back.
It's totally unsurprising that NeNe Leakes was a complete bridezilla who registered for $40,000 worth of designer wedding gifts for her re-wedding to Gregg.
However, it is TOTALLY surprising that invited guest Teresa Giudice splurged on a massively expensive gift for her fellow Housewife. Doesn't she have some bankruptcy debts to pay back? Or legal fees? Or perhaps maybe she'd learn her lesson to save her money! Guess not…
You know, of all of the reality stars in all of the franchises in the far-reaching corners of Bravo Land, the one I'd be the most frightened to feud with is Real Housewives of Atlanta'sNeNe Leakes. Not only does she have a sharp tongue, she's a legit heavy hitter after making the jump from Bravolebrity to bona fide television actress. Sure, The New Normal has been canceled, but, you know what, so was a gem known as Malibu Country.
That said, Wendy Williams apparently didn't get the memo–and she's supposedly friends (albeit maybe former) with the Neenster! After whisperings of discord between the ladies, Wendy is trying to set the record straight, saying that rumors of tension between the two are totally exaggerated.
NeNe and Gregg Leakes just staged a big, ol' fancy re-wedding for their new showI Dream Of NeNe. NeNe reportedly hired one of Atlanta's premiere wedding planners, Tiffany Cook, to plan the massive affair and racked up a MILLION dollar bill. And then she never paid!
According to the suit Tiffany filed in Georgia, she claims NeNe promised to pay her "15% of the entire wedding budget PLUS fees design and execution of the wedding PLUS travel expenses to the event."