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?
As we reported earlier, Laguna Hill alumni and nemesis of Lauren Conrad, Kristin Cavallari is set to replace her on The Hills. Well it has now been officially confirmed. The 22-year old’s first appearance will be the May 31st season finale (she catches the bouquet at Heidi and Spencer’s wedding, natch), she is then set to appear in 10 episodes this fall.
Kristin says she is fully prepared to stir things up. “It’s a TV show,” she explains. “I’m not going into it like, ‘I’m going to make great friendships with these people.’ It’s work! And drama sells. I think that’s why they’re bringing me in, because I know what works.” Cavallari had plenty more to reveal in her exclusive interview with EW.
On why she’s coming back to reality TV:
“The goal for me is to get my fans excited about me again. When I first started out, I had a celebrity name but I didn’t have the acting skills I have now. If I have some buzz with my name again, I feel like it will only help.”
On rumors that producers are plotting a romance between her and Justin Bobby (which The Hills producers deny):
“I have no idea! [laughs] I don’t think MTV would be like, ‘Oh you’re dating him now. This is your boyfriend.’ But they might try and set up situations. I’m totally cool with that. Again, it’s a TV show and they need to make it entertaining.”
On how her version of TheHills will differ from Lauren’s:
“I’m a completely different person than Lauren. I have a lot more energy. I’m more outgoing. I’m a little more spontaneous. And she has a boyfriend so she’s not dating on the show. I’m very open to dating and finding a guy.”
On introducing Heidi and Spencer:
“It’s so funny. I guess it was 4 years ago. I was dating Brody [Jenner] and Spencer was Brody’s best friend. I had known Heidi when she was friends with Lauren when we were still filming Laguna Beach. Heidi was like, ‘Hook me up with someone. I wanna meet a guy.’ And Brody and I were kinda like, ‘Well, maybe Spencer?’ We’ll see what happens.’ So we all went on a double date and they just hit it off right away and now they’re married.”
So it’s safe to draw from this interview that the Hills is now completely fake, and the producers pretty much write all the story lines.
The Real Housewives of Bravo walked the runway as this years A-List awards and below is a gallery of the 13 housewives who walked. The housewife who gets the most fan votes wins a $10,000 cash prize for a charity of their choice.
Who Looked The Best Out of All The Housewives?
My favorite looks of the night surprisingly go to Kim Zolciak and Gretchen Rossi.
Gretchen Rossi, The Real Housewives of Orange County
Bethenny Frankel, The Real Housewives of New York City
Kim Zolciak’s publicist posted the following on her official blog site. There was some past drama with the site after a post last month that stated the site was being shut down because Kim did not pay her bills. Kim accused her publicist Jonathan of making up the lies which he denied. Seems the two have now settled their difference.
“My former client Kim Zolciak and I have settled our differences which includes voluntarily dismissing all pending legal claims against one another. Our past grievances were due to a misunderstanding that regrettably got blown out of proportion.
Going forward, I wish Ms. Zolciak the very best with respect to her acting and overall entertainment endeavors. I will be shutting this blog down in FULL Monday, March 30, 2009, night at 10 PM EST.
According to new reports, The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kim Zolciak skipped out on a charity event of hers for battered women to go on vacation in the Bahamas.
AJC reports that Kim was supposed to make a “special appearance” at the event Saturday in which attendees donate gently used shoes for a charity she started to help battered women. But she instead bailed out, flying to the Bahamas on Friday morning.
Kim’s friend and co-founder of the charity attempts to defend Kim, “Kim has gone out of town for some mental R&R,” said Cori Davenport. Guess it’s understandable that she needs a break from umm um, what is it she does again?
There are also rumors that Kim and Nene got into a big altercation this past week, but we have yet to confirm that it really happened.