As you all know by now theReal Housewives of Atlanta season 4 is currently filming, and according to a new report, the ladies are currently in South Africa!
In what has quickly become a Bravo ‘Housewives’ tradition, each of the ‘Housewives’ franchises take a yearly trip to fight away from home film for the show, well with the exceptoion of the recentReal Housewives of Miami season. They were too busy taking cooking lessons.
The Straight From The A blog states all of the Atlanta housewives, with the exception of Kim Zolciak who is nursing her new born, departed for South Africa days ago. Kim however tweeted goodbye to some of her costars, “@IamSheree @PhaedraParks love you guys! Have fun!!! Xxooo,” she wrote.
Bravo is reportedly footing the bill for the trip of course. While Nene Leakes, Phaedra, Kandi, Sheree and Cynthia all made the trip, there’s no word yet on whether new housewife Marlo Hampton went with them or if she’s even allowed to leave the country, you know, considering her extensive criminal record. Oh well, here’s to hoping the Nene behaves differently on this trip than she did in Miami on season 3!
Meanwhile, Kim recently tweeted a number of photos including a pic of herself without her wig or any make up on! That must see photo is below along with other new photos of herself, her son and fiance Kroy!
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Days after a report questioned whether Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes’ “divorce” to husband Gregg Leakes was a publicity stunt for the series (they were photographed together looking cozy and trying to hide from cameras), a new report today sheds some new light on the behind the scenes taping of the RHOA as the 4th season is still filming.
The Decatur Metro blog ponders just how real the show is as the writer sat next to housewives Sheree Whitfield,Kandi Burruss and two of their friends last Thursday during a restaurant taping at Decatur’s Wahoo Grill. Below are some of the highlights of what the writer discovered -
“1. The conversation was repeatedly interrupted and guided by a crew member. The women would talk for a few minutes, then a crew member would approach the table and tell the women what to talk about. At one point, the crew member told the women they needed to switch to a light topic because they’d already spent a lot of time on serious topics.
2. When one of the crew members was leaving, one of the ‘Housewives’ said she would see him tomorrow at the ‘funeral home scene.’ If she’s calling it a ‘scene,” how ‘real’ can it be?
3. For some reason, the first taping of the women exiting the restaurant didn’t work. At the crew’s direction, the women returned to their seats, then taped a second exit scene.”
The writer also adds that most of the Atlanta housewives are driving rental cars. Very interesting report. It will be interesting to see how the 4th season of the RHOA turns out as reality shows always take a turn for the worse once the stars start faking it, example the Keeping Up With The Kardashians. This report is however not that surprising as with the exception of the Nene, all of the housewives seem to be getting along rather well. And what good is that for the drama and ratings?
I will add that this doesn’t mean all of the drama is fake (example the tour bus fight between Nene and Kim last season was very real) as it is actually very common practice for producers of reality shows to “guide” certain conversations and scenes. An example of this is let’s say some drama went down at an event between two cast members, the producers could encourage their costars to meet up the next day to talk about it. Also most of the housewives series have different production companies behind them so the practices are likely different for each series.
In other RHOA news, just weeks after giving birth to her son Kroy Jagger,Kim Zolciakhas lost most if not all of her baby weight!
In pictures below, Kim, 33, shows off her post baby body! In an interview with Wetpaint, the mother of three reveals just how she lost the baby weight so quickly. Excerpts from Kim’s interview below -
We saw the recent pics of you and you look amazing! How did you drop the baby weight so quickly? What are your workout and diet secrets?
Kim Zolciak: I am unable to work out for another few weeks, although I am not BIG on going to the gym. I do think breastfeeding really helps and Kroy and I walk the baby every night.
Is there any area that you particularly want to work on?
I love my curves and really just want to firm up. My least favorite part of my body I would say are my legs. I have thicker legs then I would like and have to run to keep them in shape!
Kim also adds that she is not big on dieting and believes in eating everything in moderation. Recent photos of Kim below!
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According to the TalkingWithTami blog, which was on hand to snap photos at the event, The Bailey Agency offers an intense six-week course with Cynthia, exploring the many different facets of modeling such as etiquette, walking the catwalk, posing, photography, film production, make-up amongst other things.
If you recall, in a recent interview, NeNe promised that the upcoming season of RHoA will finally reveal what led her to file for divorce from husband Gregg Leakes.
A week after that radio interview, the StraightFromTheA blog published photos of NeNe and husband (or possibly soon to be ex-husband) Gregg out on the town at New Orleans nightclub Belvedere Lounge during the 2011 Essence Festival! Although Gregg was hanging out in the corner and made sure NOT to be photographed with NeNe on the red carpet, they were definitely there together – and the photos prove it!
The story also alleges Gregg has been travelling with NeNe to Miami and LA in secret. Not accompanying the Leakes during these outings? Bravo camera crews!
The gossip around town is that NeNe and Gregg will never break up because they have too much dirt on each other (oh, please break up and write a tell-all Gregg!) but have decided to play the game to remain on Housewives.
Former housewife star Lisa Wu Hartwell was reportedly booted from the show because she refused to create fake drama for the series. A report came out back then alleging Bravo “basically wanted to script elements of Lisa’s life and make her amp up the drama. She wasn’t with that at all. Lisa felt like if her real life alone wasn’t enough for the network, then maybe it was time for her to go.” Things that make you wonder.
And finally, following the arrest of her son Bryson Bryantfor stealing razors at a Walmart (yes you read that right), Nene visited Los Angeles over the weekend to attend the wedding of R&B singer Monica.
In fact she met up with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards and her husband Mauricio Umansky for dinner. Mauricio posted a photo of the threesome on his twitter page with the caption, “Fun dinner tonight with bi coastal housewives @neneleakes and @KyleRichards18.” Nene tweeted, “Thanks 4 supporting me & takin me out last nite n LA! Thanks 2 u guys, my stomach hurts LOL.” That pic is below!
Do you think NeNe and Gregg’s divorce has been manufactured for Bravo? Are you going to be watching Real Housewives of Atlanta this season?
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Cops reveal Nene’s son Bryson Bryant was arrested around 9 p.m. last night in Georgia for shoplifting. And what did Bryson steal? Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Bryson is accused of stealing two Mach 3 razors from a Walmart.
The razors are reportedly worth $14 a piece. Bryson was busted by the Walmart security team.
In addition to the shoplifting charge, Bryson, who remains in a Gwinnett County jail, was also charged with a probation violation. It appears the probation violation stems from one of his arrests last year for possession of weed. Bryson’s bond is listed at $301.25.
While the Nene has yet to officially comment on Bryson’s arrest, she did make the following tweet hours ago – “My day just got started off wrong! Damn.” Damn indeed. The fourth season of the RHOA continues to film so it’s likely this will be on the show.
For starters, Kandi revealed she is done making music with Kim Zolciak. “I only did those two songs. We’re not doing anymore,” said Kandi of working on Kim’s “music career.” Kandi also added that Kim has still yet to pay her a producer’s fee for the first song they did together aka Tardy For The Party. Kandi however claims she is oh so over it. Here’s to hoping that issue will NOT be revisited again on season 4.
Moving on to the Nene who didn’t talk about Kim, but revealed her divorce to husband Gregg Leakes will play out on the show. She also promised viewers will get to see what caused their separation on the upcoming season. Season 4 is expected to premiere this fall.
Meanwhile, it now appears new housewife Marlo Hampton and Nene have become BFFs after Bravo reportedly cast Marlo to stir up some drama with the Nene. See Marlo is engaged to NFL player Charles Grant, who is rumored to have had a fling with the Nene a year ago.
In fact the two ladies have been tweeting to each other quite regularly as well as hanging out. “Having sooooooooo much wit my girls @iheartmarlo @CynthiaBailey10,” tweeeted Nene last Wednesday along with a picture of the trio which is posted below. The ladies hung out again the next day to which Marlo tweeted, “@NeNeLeakes had so much fun girl.”
It seems they have resolved whatever issues they had as Nene made this interesting tweet on Thursday. “Thanks @iheartmarlo 4 being woman enough 2 talk 2 me, Instead of believing that thirsty wanna b.” Wonder who the Nene is referring to? So much drama!
And finally, the Rumor Fix caught up with Nene during her recent trip to LA and when they asked her about her Celebrity Apprentice rival Star Jones, she had some choice words. “F*ck Star Jones! She ain’t got no job. Her only job is being ugly,” said the Nene. Cla-ssy.
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Jennifer has a new boyfriend according to the Necole Bitchie blog, who spotted Jennifer above with her new beau Lucas James at a recent event. So who is Lucas? Just an upgrade from Eric a celebrity trainer/nutritionist.
The Bossip blog adds that Jennifer and Lucas became official over the Memorial Day weekend, and the two have been spotted getting cozy in New York, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Miami. In fact Jennifer confirmed she is indeed dating Lucas and when asked if he’s going to be on the show, she answered no.
Lucas is described as a personal trainer with a “luxurious healthy lifestyle company,” who pushes his high-end clientele to make weight-loss a lifestyle as opposed to just a gym routine. Lucas however has a background in reality television. In 2008, he won “Date My Ex: Jo & Slade”, which starred Jo De La Rosaand Slade Smileyof the Real Housewives of Orange County.
More photos of Lucas and Jen below! And as for Eric, he tweeted days ago that Jen had gone “Hollywood.”
Meanwhile, the Basketball Wives threw a premiere party over the weekend in New Jersey sans Royce and Tami. Photos from that party below plus a photo of Jennifer with Nene Leakesat the BET Awards!
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Kim, star of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, graces the latest cover of Life & Style magazine with a photo of her newborn Kroy Jagger Biermann who weighed in at eight pounds at birth. The photo comes a month after Kim delivered her baby on May 31st.
“It’s unimaginable — I’m so blessed, so lucky,” gushes Kim, 33, about her first son, whom she affectionately calls K.J. “I’m just so crazy in love with K.J. – I’m always kissing his big old lips.”
And while Bravo cameras were in the hospital with Kim, they were not in the delivery room. “The actual delivery itself was very private, very personal,” Kim reveals. “To be in such a happy place with Kroy there, it was definitely very emotional. It couldn’t have been more perfect.”
Kim, who already has two daughters Brielle, 14, and Arianna, 9, reveals her NFL beau Kroy Beirmann has been very supportive. “Kroy is just very calm,” says Kim. “He gets up with me every time I get up. We’ll change his diaper together, or he’ll give him a bottle if I pump. We’re really a team versus me doing a lot of things myself.’
“I’m 100,000 percent certain that Kroy is the one for me. I definitely would like one more child,” she adds. So can we expect another baby for Kroy and Kim? “I’d like to get married first,’ she says. “But I definitely would like one more child so K.J. has a little playmate. And then I’m done.”
And when it comes to her costar Nene Leakes, Kim reveals she hasn’t heard from her but she is a-okay with that. “But I don’t care,” she says. “I don’t want any negativity around me. ‘I’m in a different place in life now and I couldn’t be happier.”
Another photo below of Kim and baby KJ! You can read more of Kim’s interview and see more pictures in the latest issue of Life & Style magazine.
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