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NeNe in LaLa Land: Real Housewives of Atlanta recap, episode 5

Kim and Kandi's friendship

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No wig pulling or in-your-face confrontations this week. But Lisa and Kim keep picking at each other outside of each other’s earshot.

A sampling of the bitch fest:

Kim on Lisa: “For God’s sake — you’re not Wonder Woman!”

Kim on Lisa: “She’s as fake as a three dollar bill!”

Lisa on Kim: “Wasn’t she from a trailer park?”

The trailer for next week shows an attempt at reconciliation next week — because the show demands it, not because it’s necessary.

The bulk of the episode revolves around Lisa’s visit to Los Angeles to visit her 92-year-old grandma, who has the most supple 92-year-old skin I’ve ever seen. (Credit Vasoline and great genetics!)

And to keep the connective thread on the show’s “cast” and not isolate any individual person, Lisa brought along NeNe. The two have gotten closer now that they live closer to each other. Kim is snide about their burgeoning friendship. Ironically, Kim talks about how NeNe flits from friend to friend when in fact, that’s exactly what Kim does, too. Just watch her buddy up to Kandi.

“I can definitely be friends with Kandi,” Kim said. “I just like her energy.”

“I think Kim is pretty cool,” Kandi responded.

Kandi had already written part of a song for Kim called “I Fly Above,” as in “I fly above the haters.” It proves that Kandi nows how to write a hook and sounds pretty good– at least when Kandi sings it. Kim, as usual, avoids actually singing on camera or in front of Kandi. Smart move for our eardrums, Kim!

Then Kim says the comically outrageous line, referencing Dallas Austin: “Dallas described you as just like myself.” Yah… there’s a Grammy coming to you, too, one day.

Back in L.A., Lisa mourns her brother Meho’s early death and visits his grave site. “The pain never really goes away,” she said.

NeNe, of course, provides plenty of comic relief just being NeNe. And she marvels that Lisa has (gasp!) a tiny Asian dad and Asian relatives. “You are so black!” she said. Indeed, Lisa’s black side probably stems from the fact she grew up in a black neighborhood. “Gangsta boo,” is NeNe’s description of Lisa.

The only other plotline really addressed: Sheree plans her upcoming fashion show. — supposedly “sponsored by Mercedes Benz,” she helpfully noted — twice.

Businesses featured:

Fab’rik boutique (NeNe shopping with Lisa)

Rosa Mexicana (a third time)

Solara Sol, a nail salon (Kim’s spot)

Derek Blank, the photographer specializing in “alter ego portraits.”

Stoney River restaurant

And in Los Angeles, Damone Roberts, “the eyebrow king.”

100 comments Add your comment

AJ

August 28th, 2009
12:19 am

yawwwwwwwwwn

Sanjeev

August 28th, 2009
12:38 am

Did you see the party planners faces when SheMan was making all the demands? lol

N to the W

August 28th, 2009
1:12 am

Kim had a potty mouth

kws

August 28th, 2009
2:19 am

Will someone PLEASE stop all these trashy fake wannabe celebs from saying they are from Atlanta! All of them are broke, and even if they had money of their own, this show just goes to show that money (even when its bravo’s dime) can buy alot of things but not class.

O.J.

August 28th, 2009
5:59 am

Not enough white women on the show. When I gets out, I be moving to Utah.

debo

August 28th, 2009
6:02 am

thats my bike!

IheartRHOA

August 28th, 2009
6:37 am

Smart move Lisa taking NeNe-the star of the show- along with her. Does anyone notice NeNe gets the most mention or face time? There’s a good chance NeNe will have her own show soon. Sheree asked for a Maybach for her fashion show?! WTF is she too good to drive in a Mercedes sponsored by Mercedes Benz after all? We have yet to see her design anything! What a ghetto mess.

mr T

August 28th, 2009
7:24 am

MAYBACH IS A MECEDES….FOOL

That Dude

August 28th, 2009
7:33 am

Kandi you’re so fine will you marry me I only have 2 kids???

WORKIN FOR A LIVIN

August 28th, 2009
8:02 am

this blog is off to a slow start. all the ghetto rats must still be sleeping.

N to the W

August 28th, 2009
8:34 am

That Dude

August 28th, 2009
8:58 am

Hey workin’ for a livin’, how can you be dippin’ fries and bloggin’ @ the same time. Get back to work!!!

Texas Boy

August 28th, 2009
9:00 am

I loved that dress Kim was wearing at dinner with Kandi.She may be trailer park trash. But she has nice looking boobies :P

Oakhurst

August 28th, 2009
9:08 am

Nene is so ghetto but tries to talk and pretend not to be. Just because you came from the hood and is now able to shop in high-in shops, be on TV, etc, does not say you have the right to put people down.

WORKIN FOR A LIVIN

August 28th, 2009
9:09 am

looks like the homos wake up about 8:58 am

Devontaenekishnatarious

August 28th, 2009
9:19 am

OJ, you ain’t gettin’ out.Them white boys gon git you.Bubba said you is mighty cute for an old man.

smokey

August 28th, 2009
9:32 am

she said she looked like janet jackson, shat..more like joe jackson

trouble funk

August 28th, 2009
9:34 am

Need more Kandi!!!!!!!!!!!!

That Dude

August 28th, 2009
9:46 am

@ Workin’ for a livin’: No sir, homo is Dwight or this new dude from cali named Michael not me try again. BTW: Can I get a #2 value meal & super size that for me.

Joey

August 28th, 2009
9:51 am

They have no choice but to say they are from Atlanta. Nobody would believe they are from anywhere else. Don’t worry though, most of the country doesn’t even know where Atlanta is, and it often gets confused with Atlantic City New Jersey.

WERKIN FOR A LIVIN

August 28th, 2009
9:52 am

SUPERSIZE IT?………LARD ASS

mugglemikki

August 28th, 2009
9:53 am

Smokey, the line is actually…shat, she looked more like Freddie Jackson…

WERKIN FOR A LIVIN

August 28th, 2009
9:54 am

VALUE MEAL?………BROKE ASS

Michelle

August 28th, 2009
9:55 am

What I don’t understand is how ppl can constantly talk about Lisa not having her two kids when she has them 4-5 times a week, they just can’t be seen on the show, yet they can apllaud Kim because she is so “pretty” and yet she is the worst mother I’ve seen yet. We all want our children to have nice things but to what extent are we willing to go to get them. She has two daughters and all she is a high dollar call girl…at least that’s what Dallas Austin said on Twitter. And I figure he should know since according to Kim, they are “good” friends.

As far as NeNe goes, I liked her last year. This season, she is just too much into herself. I am sure she will have her own show very soon. I wondered why she didn’t like Kandi, but now I see why. Kim likes Kandi, and whoever Kim befriends, NeNe take offense to that person. Just like last season, she couldn’t stand Sheree because of Kim and Sheree’s short lived friendship. Also, has anyone else picked up on how she is manipulating every tense situation and making it even more tense but trying to stage an “intervention” for every feud? She is a master manipulation.

Why does everyone feel that Sheree is broke? The woman received a $750,000 settlement. Plus child support and other items. on top of what she is getting paid from Bravo and different apperences, she will be ok!She may need to deal with some of her anger issues and as far as her being demanding with her fashion show, she should be! She has the drive to be successful, don’t hate her for it!

Just because a NFL player is dropped from a team, doesn’t mean he is broke or washed up! Ed Hartwell has business smart as well as his wife Lisa. Leaving the home for a smaller one was a smart move, but of course we would rather not say smart, we just want to say they are broke with out knowing the facts!

Kandi, is about as real as it gets! I am glad she wised up about A.J. She has made a lot of smart business decisions and still not broke. She is living in the same house she bought when she was with Escape and she
doesn’t like to flash her money. She has class, and is raising her daughter to be a young lady. You go Kandi, NeNe is jsut jealous of you, yes I said jealous. She judged her before having a decent conversation with her. when Kim gets mad at Kandi, and she will, NeNe is going to be all in her face!

Stepping off my soapbox!

smokey

August 28th, 2009
9:56 am

sorry muggle, my memory aint what it used to be

lil birdie

August 28th, 2009
10:02 am

What is Kandi doing on this show???!!! Don’t allow cable, so don’t watch… but know enough!

mugglemikki

August 28th, 2009
10:08 am

No problem..it’s Friday and I don’t have shat else to do! :-)

mugglemikki

August 28th, 2009
10:08 am

No problem…it’s Friday and I don’ t have shat else to do! :-)

Lil Wayne's Daughter

August 28th, 2009
10:09 am

All em CadyWack still on probation papers. And why is NeNe trying to setup Dwight with some Fat White Dude…Not!

mugglemikki

August 28th, 2009
10:13 am

I like Lisa’s family a whole lot better than I like Lisa!

That Dude

August 28th, 2009
10:23 am

@Workin’ for a livin’: The mind of a minimum wage worker. Did you get a raise cause you went from, workin’ to werkin’ for a livin’. Ur a mental midget, I see why ur werkin’ for a livin’ @ Mickie Dee’z. Can U even afford cable or you stealin’ it from the trailer next door.

Tax Person

August 28th, 2009
10:24 am

Did anyone notice how NeNe was trying to “throw off” on Lisa’s family with the snide comments? I don’t like NeNe this season. She is too messy!!

amy

August 28th, 2009
10:26 am

Sheree, sweetie, participating in Mercedes–Benz Fashion Week (who won’t have you, anyway, so stop talking about it already) is not the same as being sponsored by Mercedes–Benz. It’s so cute when you try to sound like you know what you’re talking about!

Sanjeev

August 28th, 2009
10:30 am

Michelle – The Hartwells – have you seen their real estate businesses? Lisa in 3 years has yet to sell 1 house. I think Ed’s company sold 1 house. Yes I’m sure they are rolling in money off that 1 commission. Why didn’t Ed pay cash for the house in the 1st place? I mean his career NFL earnings are $14M.

Sheman’s $750K won’t last long the way she spends money.

Lady T

August 28th, 2009
10:34 am

Lisa is such a fashionista. Much credit to her stylist Tracy Sipp for stepping up her fashion game this season. Did anyone see her last night on the Andy Cohen after show last night. Lisa please tell me how to get in touch with your stylist Tracy Sipp, girl you are bringing the HEAT this season!!! Also how can you not like Lisa but have sooo much Love for her family lol

Wait a Sec..

August 28th, 2009
10:37 am

Hey, what about Sherman’s friend (the chick with the short hair), why didn’t they show more of her. She has definitely gotten on Lisa and NeNe’s bad side but the woman is smoking hot..

Texas Boy

August 28th, 2009
10:38 am

shat, she looked more like Samuel L. Jackson.

Moremore

August 28th, 2009
10:45 am

This is a good snyposis but for a more detailed description: http://ad.vu/kfy6 . Sorry couldn’t figure out how else to shrink the link of the Atlanta Entertainment Examiner.

Uncle Tom

August 28th, 2009
10:50 am

Sherman’s fashions would be better offer being sponsored by Pontiac; a dying brand for dead clothes.

wekin for a livin

August 28th, 2009
10:56 am

dude, you need to borrow some money?

GA Girl

August 28th, 2009
11:15 am

Lisa is fake and acted like a 7th grader at the King Tut party. She can make fun of Kim’s wigs all she wants but her sister had on a really bad one. She should buy her sister a better wig when she knows she’s going to be on tv. Also, dang she’s scary without make-up. Why doesn’t she mention her kids with Keith Sweat and why doesn’t she have custody. You have to be a jacked up mom not to have full custody of our kids.

R.S.

August 28th, 2009
11:19 am

Kandi of all the ladies on this show has class and is a real lady. She actually brings a breath of fresh air to this show, she is not a drama queen, just a young lady about her business and not the foolishness.

Breeze

August 28th, 2009
11:20 am

Thanks for the info Michelle.

The comments today are hilarious. It was fun to read.

Have a good weekend.

R.S.

August 28th, 2009
11:22 am

Oh yeah the dude that Kandi is dating may have a lot going on in his life…., but i think in the end Kandi will make the right decision. she deserves the best!

MENDING FENCES

August 28th, 2009
11:28 am

THIS SHOW IS HILARIOUS AND PRESENTS A VERY POOR REPRESENTATION OF ATLANTA.

1. NENE is more ghetto than anyone on the show. We already know that they were renting a house last season, that they couldn’t pay for. They were evicted. They made a little money off of her fame and are faking it even more this season. The fact that she called Kandi ghetto is funny as hell…

2. KIM must be a prostitute. She has no education, no talent and a guessing a hidden skill that keeps her with an old man who pays for her lifestyle. What will she do when her kids realize she’s a prostitute…if they haven’t already. But, NENE will kill you if you become friends with her.

3. LISA AND ED have some money left from his NFL days. Their other businesses are doing well, but at least they recognized their situation and made adjustments. However, I wish Lisa would stop faking, too. We know you were on drugs. It’s rare that a court awards custody of children to the father in this day and age.

4. KANDI is as real as it gets. No one makes the kind of expressions that she does. Hilarious. I just wish she wouldn’t marry this guy with 6 kids and a bag full of drama. She deserves better, but doesn’t know it. Mama knows!

ATLANTA IS FAR BETTER THAN THIS.

ice

August 28th, 2009
11:29 am

Kandi seems to be the only one on the show who is focused and goal oriented. the other ladies cant seem to go 2 minutes without gossiping and speaking about each other behind the others back. NeNe didnt seem to know how to carry herself on Rodeo Drive, which is very telling of her socio economic status, meaning she is not a wealthy woman or a virtuous women as she plays to many childish games. If Kim is her true friend as she wants to try to convince the viewer, then in no way would she speak ill of her behind her back.
Lisa tries to portray to the viewer that she is a busy business woman, when in reality, she is just busy being busy.
Sheree has an idea of herself, that only she shares with herself. She is very self absorbed, it remains to be seen, her spending some real quality time with her children, they just seem to be accessories.
Kim seems to be desperate and willing to befriend anyone who says hello to her.

ice

August 28th, 2009
11:33 am

MENDING FENCES.

i believe you are absolutely correct about Lisa, she knows very well that she was on crack. Just the fact that she cant seem to sit still for any period of time over three seconds, just illustrates that she is either still on some type of substance, or is going thru withdrawal. She keeps herself busy to run away from the monkey thats trying to get back onto her back.

ice

August 28th, 2009
11:35 am

however these are just my opinions, based from observation.

LadyJNewYork

August 28th, 2009
11:39 am

NeNe is a “bully” and loud-mouthed ghetto hoodrat (and jealous of Khandi)…..Lisa is phoney likes to start stuff and then sit back like she don’t know what’s going on, she’s far from innocent……Sheree is a “wanna be” “wanna be rich, famous and looked upon as classy lady”, NOT….Kim is trashy, but what you see is what you get she don’t pretend…..Khandi is only one i’d befriend the rest of those chicks can “KICK ROCKS”…

Sheree Whitfield

August 28th, 2009
12:53 pm

I really want to ax some questions related to my fashion show. I’m going to aks them to people and maybe they will answer. I sure love axing questions.