Here at RT, our job is to snark on all things reality television, be it stars, shows, or just general gossip. I'm not going to lie…it can be a lot of fun, and usually the people, programs, and situations make it super easy to write (hopefully) hilarious blog posts. However, when one of us is fortunate enough to get to interview one of the reality stars we normally joke about, it's a wake-up call…in a good way!
Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak with former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Sheree Whitfield about what has been going on in her life now that she is no longer involved with Bravo. I'll be honest, I was a tad bit nervous. It's not every day you get to have a conversation with someone you watched religiously on TV, especially when part of your job is to spew humor at her expense. I'm from a city in South Carolina just two hours from Atlanta, and the ATL was a favorite stomping ground in college and remains a shopping mecca for people in my neck of the woods. That said, RHOA and its stars have always held a special place in my heart. I'll likely never eat at RHOBH'sLisa Vanderpump's SUR (sigh), but it's really cool to see the women of Atlanta dining and shopping places I've actually been. Of course, when I graced those restaurants and boutiques I ate a side salad and purchased nada.
Sorry for digressing, but I felt the need to share part of the reason why I was so excited to chat with Sheree. She couldn't have been more professional, kind, and gracious. Sheree dished on her new jewelry line, her plans for the future, her gratitude towards her fans, and her thoughts on RHOA.
Those Bravo ladies will do just about anything to have a story line, but Kenya Moore, the newbie from Real Housewives of Atlanta, is taking it to a whole new level by casting her own boyfriend and future hopeful fiance! Now Walter Jackson is speaking out about his acting gig as Kenya's beau.
Kenya has gained quite a reputation for her flirting thus far this season, and her entire presence on the show revolves around her hope that Walter will soon put a ring on it. But guess what? Walter claims it is all a farce! Sure, he dated Kenya…but according to him it was three years ago for just a couple months. What? I just love love the drama…and the honesty! Find out about the craziness after the jump, as well as the latest and greatest on Kim Zolciak.
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!
Well, well… lookee here! She by SheBroke is She by SheNotAsBroke. Hopefully that son of her's will be trading in that air mattress for a real, live mattress. Although, truth be told an air mattress is pretty comfortable.
So, it would appear that the many years long child support case between Sheree and Bob Whitfield (which was heavily featured in Sheree's final season of Real Housewives of Atlanta) has finally come to an end. TMZ reveals that a judge granted Sheree $75k – and he has 21 days to pay up or else!
According to court documents Bob was remiss for 38 months of child support payments to the tune of $2,142 per month for the two children he shares with Sheree. Bob claimed he was to Bob By HeBroke to afford them, despite being an ex-NFL player (who signed a $30M deal with Falcons in 2000) and something of a music mogul who sold a successful recording studio.