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Sneak preview of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” season two

Bravo last week sent me a preview copy of the first episode of season two of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” which is set to debut July 30 at 10 p.m.

I won’t give away the store but here are some teasers. If you don’t want to be teased, stop reading now. (Taping starting back in late February and ended around Memorial Day.)

- DeShawn Snow, dropped from the cast for being too dull, has truly disappeared. Even old clips from last season show no sign of her. And there is no mention of her absence either.

- Her replacement, R&B singer/songwriter Kandi Burruss shows up about 15 minutes in, identified as a friend of Lisa Wu Hartwell. Lisa helpfully fills people in on her resume, including the fact she wrote TLC’s huge Grammy-winning hit “No Scrubs” a decade ago. 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. The fact she has a psychic says a lot, eh?

- Lisa Wu Hartwell’s business work is not mentioned but let’s say the 38 year old has three of these and is thinking about a fourth. And 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.” (Didn’t she have a party like that already last season?) 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, something I wrote about a couple weeks back.

- 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.

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the professor

July 6th, 2009
6:56 am

“Kandi Burruss shows up about 15 minutes in, identified as a friend of Lisa Wu Hartwell. Lisa helpfully fills people in on her resume, including the fact she wrote TLC’s huge Grammy-winning hit “No Scrubs” a decade ago.” Didn’t Tiny (TI’s woman) say she wrote that song last week on BET?


July 6th, 2009
7:06 am

Losers. Idiots. Everyone who watches this needs to get a life who cares about these people they are nothing. Big 0’s. These hunnies need to go work as greeters at Walmart and iive on that income. ’nuff said.


July 6th, 2009
7:09 am

Rodney Ho

July 6th, 2009
7:16 am

Tiny and Kandi co-wrote “No Scrubs.”

I dunno

July 6th, 2009
7:41 am

Why do people who hate this show — READ this blog?

I’m looking forward to seeing the ENTERTAINMENT show……

Why do people who hate this show — READ this blog?

Whether they live in Duluth, Sandy Springs or Conyers…It’s all ATLANTA….

Without Atlanta, these places would not exist….

Why do people who hate this show — READ this blog?

Bravo – Watch What Happens!

Truth Teller

July 6th, 2009
7:49 am

This is a modern day menstrual show without the black face.WOW! How ignorant will watch temsleves on TV. While those who are aware know this is pure garbage, so many more will tune in just to see the train wreck. What does this say about America?

Donna P.

July 6th, 2009
7:52 am

I’m looking forward to it as well. Last week, TMZ had Sheree and NeNe on camera dining out in LA before the BET awards. It seems they were “friends”. Is Kim still 29 or what? I saw a clip where some girl tries to pull off her hair during a fight. It looks funny!

meyouand she

July 6th, 2009
7:59 am

If you are not entertained by Real Housewives of Atlanta…don’t watch the show….don’t read the blogs…..get a life. It is so inmature to blog and write about something you don’t have to watch….OH! but someone is twisting you all arms and making you all watch this fantasic entertainment. I love it!

Marcus Graham

July 6th, 2009
8:00 am

Rodney, why bother posting your comment (i.e. correction) here? If you had got it right the first time, there would be no need to. I know that there have been buyouts at the AJC but isn’t there one copy editor left on staff that can proof this mess that your write? You have a zeal for the segment that you cover but your writing skills are not much better than a 2nd semester freshman. I would love to see what you have put in your clip book.


July 6th, 2009
8:03 am

It is sad that this society’s number one focus is money and what makes money. What happened to pride and compromising yourself to make money at any cost? The world is truly out of control and these women and Bravo are adding to it. “What does it profit a man to gain the world and lose his soul”?

the professor

July 6th, 2009
8:07 am

The point is that both women wrote the song, but didn’t give the other props. Let’s stop flashing and be for real. It’s ok to recognize the efforts of others.

Rodney Ho

July 6th, 2009
8:25 am

In the Real Housewives of Atlanta episode I previewed, Lisa is the one who referenced Kandi writing (technically co-writing) “No Scrubs.” Kandi didn’t say anything about it that I can recall.


July 6th, 2009
8:41 am

kandi’s boyfriend ie not her husband has six kids??KANDI YOU SURE PICKED A REAL WINNER!


July 6th, 2009
8:41 am

I want to be with all the ladies….


July 6th, 2009
9:27 am

PROUD, I can appreciate your response about money but remember the majority of these women have no money. They are living well beyond their means. If you watch the other Housewives shows it seems that those women actually have money. I do not know why Bravo has chosen to make Atlanta look like we are a bunch of wannabes. I do not think they looked that hard to find the Real Housewives of Atlanta.


July 6th, 2009
9:55 am

Why are these broads still on T.V.? Does this show REALLY represent the 3 million women of Atlanta?

The chicks are broke and loosers! Without child support, the broads would be nothing. “Except for Kandi!”

How about a show about true women making it happen WITHOUT hood-winkin Men for money!

Texas Boy

July 6th, 2009
10:06 am

((Laughing))… I love the RHOA i think it’s funny that these women are all broke and only one is married and they are housewives??… Dang! I thought the RHONJ was bad. But this one is hilarious.


July 6th, 2009
10:45 am

One question okay maybe two, What’s the point of calling this real housewives if only 1/4 of the woman are really legally married, and besides u mean to tell me there r no legally married wealthy women in the ATL????????????????that could have been on this series???????????????????


July 6th, 2009
11:21 am



July 6th, 2009
11:31 am

Wow this so like something alse,what happened to the real hosewive like my self,I got 3 kids and a wanderfull Husband who work his butt off for us,and I also work to help my Husband and care for my kids.I’m The REAL HOUSEWIVE in Decatur GA.


July 6th, 2009
11:33 am

America just loves to look at a train wreck and this Housewives is just that–a real train wreck…you just can’t not look at it. These women are just so awful and so entertaining, it cannot be missed. They are PERFECT examples of what not to do and what not to be like!

#'s cruncher

July 6th, 2009
11:35 am

@ Truth Teller. Did you mean minstrel instead of menstrual? Either way, I’ll send you a bill for the lost cool points.


July 6th, 2009
11:43 am

“Wives” is plural. “Wife” is singular. You are a Real Housewife of Decatur, GA.

Spell Check

July 6th, 2009
12:11 pm

Damn MULU, learn how to spell! “alse”, “hosewive”, “my self”, “wanderfull”, “HOUSEWIVE”. Half of your blog is misspelled. Maybe you needed to finich skewl firss, huh?


July 6th, 2009
12:19 pm

Jim, I agree with you 100%, this show is a total train wreck. I don’t think the show started out to be this way. I feel it morphed into this train wreck and the rarings went through the roof, so of course Bravo made a business decisions to let the wreck continue, especially with all the drama fromm off season. As a black man, I am offended on the protrial, of the way black men can make money is to be play sports, or be an entertainer, and the way for a black woman to have money is to marry a athlete. All the other housewives shows actually have business people with real money. Atlanta is truly a bad look for ATL, and for black people in general.


July 6th, 2009
12:20 pm

So Lisa Wu Hartwell is working 4 jobs now and has to take care of Ed, (who should’ve been wearing a ski mask every time he picked up his check from the Falcons)because he is still hurt. I think he is the actual housewife in that relationship.


July 6th, 2009
12:21 pm

Clearly MULU was too busy “birfin babies” to get her GED!

Mrs. LOL

July 6th, 2009
12:30 pm

Folk stop getting bent out of shape about this entertainment show!!!!! If you don’t care for the program….turn it off and never look back! it’s just that simple. Stop hating on these actors. It’s called”You Have a Choice.”

Not really sure why?

July 6th, 2009
12:33 pm

WOW Spell Check… That was cruel.. BUT true!! LOL! I think they pick these women to have a african american version of all the other housewives shows. Unfortunately, they pick the wrong ones. So it had to be for entertainment purposes only!! New title…” One real housewife and other ladies of Atlanta!”


July 6th, 2009
12:37 pm

Can hardly wait.Let the countdown begin

Atlanta twin

July 6th, 2009
12:39 pm

First of all. How are they Housewives? Housewives stay at home MOMS.They are not Housewvies. They women are married and single and with money. That is not a housewife. They all need to get a life.


July 6th, 2009
12:53 pm

What is the purpose of the show? We are seeing things that are not true about the cast even with this Ubanks fellow. Are we going to experience a lot of fighting, what is the plot if any. Those who are renting homes; those who own homes what is the actually truth about the “Real Housewives” of Atlanta. It started off to be a Hollywood Show made for America and only to see that it was all lies on the part of all of the cast, except one who they decided not to have come back this season. I don’t think we will see a good rating for this second season. However, I wish them luck. Dwoght Ubanks he is not serving any positive role other than showing his gayness.

The Truth

July 6th, 2009
1:04 pm

This show really highlights the pretentiousness and shallowness of a few insecure Atlanta women. More broadly, it confirms what a lot of us in Atlanta already know: there are a lot of $30,000 fakes out there pretending to be millionaires. It is also interesting how DeShawn was dropped from the show primarily because she didn’t have to get caught up in the drama of pretending to be more and to have more.


July 6th, 2009
1:07 pm

I am a real house wife!!!! Honestly, I don’t think I would like my life all over television for others to write or talk about what they like or dislike about me and or how I raise my children. With that, BRAVO decided to select a group of women that would be controversial and full of drama Everyday! The title of the show is a marketing strategy. The title alone is meant to draw people into the program. It worked for me! After watching, I realized these women are not true housewives. An appropriate name for the show should be Wannabe Housewives, because that’s seems to be what they want.


July 6th, 2009
1:19 pm

Lisa and Ne Ne are the only married women with children on the show. They have the right to call themselves housewives because they are married and have children. It’s quite okay for them to have a source of income as a housewife. The others, Kandi, Kim and Sheree are not housewives at the present. There is a difference between stay-at-home Mom and housewife!!!! BRAVO could have found someone else to replace them. WIth all the drama they bring…BRAVO decided they would rather rake in the money via the viewers versus trying to depict real housewives. The more we chat, comment watch or read about this show…the more $$$$$$’s they make for the show. It is called “making a living” and BRAVO and the women on this show need to make a living like the rest of us. They just rather take a trashy, drama filled route about it!!!!!!

Big Boom from NY

July 6th, 2009
2:51 pm

are you telling me they are bringing this garbage back to TV.


July 6th, 2009
3:30 pm

Who wrote TLC’s song Scrubs? Kandi says she wrote it, but when I watched the show Tiny and Toya, Tiny said she wrote Scrubs. I always heard Kandi wrote it. I never heard Tiny had written the song until she mentioned it on her show

Mindless entertainment

July 6th, 2009
3:36 pm

I watch this show after a long day of work for some mindless entertainment & to laugh at somebody else’s stupidity. The only “real” thing about this RHOA is it depicts how many in Atlanta live – above and beyond their means in order to front like they got something when they really got nothing or next to it.

Mindless entertainment

July 6th, 2009
3:36 pm

Tiny & Kandi co-wrote Scrubs.


July 6th, 2009
3:45 pm

Only 2 of them are REAL HOUSEWIVES….I applaud Ne-Ne she’s really turned herself around and gotten it togeterher….does she have her own blog….YOU’RE MY FAVORITE NE-NE! No sense complaining people like others said if you don’t like the show just don’t watch it……Hope everyone had a great 4th of July….Enjoy the rest of your evening :)


July 6th, 2009
3:56 pm

To all those people who don’t like (or watch) the show: how ’bout you don’t read the blog or post any of those stupid comments about those who do. Trust me, nobody cares for your opinion – your posts just take up space from people who actually enjoy the show. I guarentee 99% of the negative posts are from folks who are just as broke down as the cast members…with worse credit…and watch the show religiously. Just a bunch of POSERS!


July 6th, 2009
4:24 pm

THUUUUUUUUUUUUUGS. They should do a “real Atlanta” show and show all of the thugs in Atlanta killing, robbing, stealing, and selling drugs. They are so good at ruining things!


July 6th, 2009
4:26 pm

This is a sad bunch of women! Really, really, really hate the fact that Bravo has chosen these “ladies”…and I use that term lightly…to represent ATL.

Are you kidding?

July 6th, 2009
5:16 pm

Alan, relax…we are talking about a tv show, not UGA football (of which you probably cheer your little white heart out for). Also, there are almost 5 Mil people in The “A”…if you leave, you won’t be missed–trust me. So dip…that’s “thug” for “leave”. ONE Love.


July 6th, 2009
5:33 pm

Stop talking about Tiny and that other chick Toya. THEY ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOO GHETTO. I could not believe it. I mean G H E T T O!! Gross. Uneducated, ugly, nasty and G H E T T O disgusting.


July 6th, 2009
6:12 pm

I Agree.. Alan, you can take your close-minded.. ignorant.. red.. neck elsewhere.. really. no one will miss you. People like you make me ashamed to be white

Real Reality

July 6th, 2009
6:24 pm

How about a Reality show about people working everyday and trying to go to school at the same time? How about showing the lives of people living check to check and trying to put food on their tables? Follow them around to their jobs that they hate going to everyday, but need to pay their bills! Those who have jobs where they have to deal with ungrateful or ignorant people on a daily basis who come in with attitudes as if you did something to them!! Or even people that have lost their jobs due to this economy! Now that’s Reality Bravo!!


July 6th, 2009
6:36 pm

Does anyone really watch any of the ‘Real Housewives…” shows and take them as a real representation of what the people in that part of the country are like? I’ve lived in Jersey, now in Atlanta and I have never met anyone like any of the women portrayed in the shows- because they’re just not my style of folks. To be honest, I didn’t even know there was still such a thing as a housewife- most of the women I interact with day to day are working women…so the show represents a different kind of lifestyle than I live, and it’s entertaining to me because of that. I don’t think it represents Atlanta at all, just like the Jersey edition didn’t represent NJ to me…and while I don’t know anything about Orange County, this is BRAVO(!)- not exactly PBS- so taking it with a grain of salt, I daresay it doesn’t represent Orange Countians to the fullest diversity either…but the point is, I’m not watching it because it’s representative of someplace I’ve been/lived/seen or because of people I’ve seen/met/known- I’m watching it because…well, let’s face it- no job in sight, ‘play’ every day of the week, and still having (excessively) excess cash to burn? That kind of lifestyle to me, is the definition of MENTAL MASTURBATION! But maybe that’s just me.

I’m just saying, I see why Bravo would continue to pursue developments in the show…no matter how many people post angry vents about it on a local paper’s website. At the end of the day, Bravo wants the ratings (by that, I mean money) and in that shadow, I don’t think they’re as concerned with whether or not their characters are legitimate housewives or not, (they’re looking for CHARACTERS to meet THEIR needs!) not whether they reflect positively on the neighboorhood they’re shooting in (Bravo really didn’t/ doesn’t care whether it is/was Atlanta or West Wherethehell, USA- if the numbers told them it would work, there’d be a bunch of angry posts on the West Wherethehellian’s newspaper website now.) Fact is Bravo is in it for the money, and you can hate the show or love it, but they’re getting their money’s worth- just count the number of posts by people who ‘hate’ the show…


July 6th, 2009
6:41 pm

Hey Y’all:

Nin of those “hefers” live in Atlanta. They live in Duluth. They should be called “The Housewives and Ex-Housewives of Duluth”. I hope they get a real job to go with their show. Hey, did Bob Whitfield’s ex-wife Sheree, ever finish getting her high school diploma. She sounds like a Karen Handel for Governor look alike. Say, that’s an idea. We should put Karen Handel on the show. Now that would be fun.


July 6th, 2009
7:18 pm

Dear Truth Teller: the term is “minstrel” show, not “menstrual”. You should find something else to call yourself. I think “Idiot” will work well for you as it is the real truth.