I've long believedReal Housewives of Atlanta's popularity in part derives from its diversity. While all the other Housewives franchises are serving up rich, white ladies of the bleached and botoxed variety, Atlanta has stood out from the pack by offering variety – and one that better represents America. Apparently NeNe Leakes agrees with me.
"In the…'Real Housewives' franchise, we are the only brown girls," NeNe said speaking to The Insider. "You can always turn on the TV and see those Beverly Hills girls, those Miami girls, those New Jersey girls, [and] New York girls and you still sort of…get the same flavor, but when you turn and see the 'Real Housewives of Atlanta,' you're getting a group of brown girls."
NeNe also believes the lack of obvious plastic surgery and the still moving faces has something to do with why viewers watch. It is true that Atlanta serves up emotion like none other – and it's possibly because their faces have more than one frozen, puffy expression!
I don't know if we should be excited or scared that the ladies of Real Housewives of Atlanta are back in full force. Of course, I make that statement while cowering behind my sofa. There is a lot of change going on with the ladies, and there is a bunch of drama happening with the original cast. With NeNe Leakes destined for Hollywood and Kim Zolciak wanting to fade into obscurity by actually being a housewife, I don't even know where to begin.
There has been a lot of speculation about what is going on with the ladies in the peach state. While some (okay, one) of the women has moved on from reality television (although she's happy to cause drama and pick up her check when she's not acting on a new sitcom), the others want to hold on to their Bravo fame with every inch of their manicured claws. That said, what's to become of Kim who has distanced herself from cast members while focusing on her spin-off career? That, my friends, is the million dollar question…and the answer will make housewives' history!
Last night was the season premiere of Real Housewives of Atlanta – and so far, I'm liking things. We checked in with all the housewives, where we learned that the more some people change, the more they stay the same! And we unfortunately met new Housewife, Kenya Moore.
She made a helluva a first impression – I now totally associate Kenya with "coochie crack." Here's how she introduced herself: She yelled "coochie crack" at the top of her lungs about 20 times, then screamed 'SECURITY!' like she was some sort of A-Lister up there with Victoria Beckham. Right, so this one's a live-wire!
Things begin with the very, very richMs. NeNe Leakes, who is channeling Bret Michaels realness with that bandana. Surprisingly Greggalicious is also part of the equation. He's fetching her mail and begging her for some love. My how the tables have turned now that NeNe holds the keys – and the wallet! NeNe is playing coy about rekindling things with Gregg. C'mon – you know these two are meant to be and I sort of love them together.
NeNe explains that she's also been method acting and exuding her inner Kim Zolciak by practicing trailer living on the set of The New Normal. And our first kapow of the season. I have so missed my NeNeisms.
Get it while it's hot! Bravo has shared three sneak peek clips from Sunday night's season 5 premiere episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta! And they are only active for 24 hours!
So, check out the three videos below, featuring Kandi Burruss and her "new to us" beau Todd,NeNe Leakes bantering with her ex-husband Greg (who is vowing to win her back), and a sneak look at Kim Zolciak and crew.
If you're dying for a bite of Sunday's show, take a look below!
The "Money & Power" issue features a glammed up NeNe bathing in diamonds and sipping champagne because that is how the very, very rich role. Bloop! NeNe's cover hits newstands Nov 5th as the Dec/Jan issue. Well, Ms. Leakes that is quite an honor.
Luckily NeNe, who will wear a dress made of money in EBONY, hasn't let all the fame go to her head too much (unless She by SheBroke happens to be in the room!), NeNe was spotted shopping at a West Hollywood Target this weekend according to People Magazine. The soon-to-be-megastar was there with a friend and buying Sprite.
Move over NeNe Leakes! There's a new instigator in Atlanta and she is proud of her drama stirring skills! Kenya Moore, the newest addition to Real Housewives of Atlanta, is already priding herself on being in the thick of things with her new cast mates.
Kenya, an actress and producer, recently relocated from Los Angeles to Atlanta to be closer to her family and her boyfriend. The forty-one-year-old spitfire is hoping her fans from her prior life will continue to support her on this new endeavor. From the sound of things, she certainly is giving them something to watch!