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New ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ cast member Cynthia Bailey getting hitched Saturday

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Nobody knows yet if new “Real Housewives of Atlanta” Cynthia Bailey is a keeper in terms of reality show appeal.

But, hey, at least she’s getting married – unlike many of the existing cast mates.

Her publicist Tolu Okunowo at Good Buzz Public Relations sent out this breathless release just moments ago:

Model Cynthia Bailey, one of the newest cast members of Bravo’s hit reality television show The Real Housewives of Atlanta, will walk down the aisle tomorrow night right here in Atlanta and the wedding ceremony and reception will be filmed for the upcoming third season of the hit series. Invited guests include all the current Atlanta housewives and the other new cast member for this upcoming season; actor Leon Robinson from “The Five Heartbeats” fame; R & B star Brandon Hines and a host of other celebrities. Lucky invited wedding guests can expect a lot of surprise performances by all of the celebrities at the reception. And, of course, with NeNe, Kandi, Lisa and Sheree there, those wedding guests will probably get a little bit of drama too!

Bravo has yet to set a launch date for season three but presumably it will be sometime this fall after the D.C. version is finished.

She’s marrying Peter Thomas, owner of Uptown Restaurant and Lounge.

UPDATE@3:35 p.m. Just received a curious call from a Bravo publicist. Bravo has not “officially” confirmed that Bailey is a housewife but wanted to get a copy of the press release. Hmm…

UPDATE@3:38 p.m. The publicist who released this information just got a stern call from Bravo. He said Bailey didn’t know she wasn’t supposed to reveal this life-changing plot line, per Bravo’s contractual arrangement. He asked me to take this blog entry down more than two hours after the fact. I told him the cat was out of the bag and several Web sites have already linked to this one revealing this important news to the world. Bravo obviously doesn’t want all the story lines leaking out months before the show airs, though many often do anyway.

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SB

July 23rd, 2010
1:07 pm

“actor Leon Robinson from “The Five Heartbeats” fame; R & B star Brandon Hines and a host of other celebrities.”

Laughs… who? I guess the other host of other celebrites arent A-List name droppers.

….yawn.. I’ll passed.

Boywonder

July 23rd, 2010
1:20 pm

Oh, it’s a breathless news release – just breathless.

It ranks right up with there with an Arab-Israeli peace accord, or a cure for cancer.

How would I survived the day had I missed this breathless announcement.

Funny thing, no mention of the groom in this breathless announcement.
Not like the usual wedding announcements I seen.
No, just more self promotion for the Real Hoochies of Atlanta, and any other hangers on that can grab the bumber of that train wreck.

I didn’t see Dwight “Enter my Purple Door” name on there.

Shelley

July 23rd, 2010
1:21 pm

I think we should start a petition to have a white housewife. Believe it or not, there are still a couple of white women left in Atlanta.

gee

July 23rd, 2010
1:24 pm

@Shelley..watching you take up 2 lanes with your expedition and or/ picking the kids up from soccer practice just dosen’t seem to interesting to Bravo..lol!

Bored with RH

July 23rd, 2010
1:27 pm

Can’t wait for the new season – NOT! Of course, any new show on Bravo will be an improvement over the constant reruns of “Bethany getting married.”

mark

July 23rd, 2010
1:29 pm

peter Thomas? is she marrying a white boy?

Kind_hart

July 23rd, 2010
1:29 pm

Why have white women on the show? Then where would the ignorant. dumb, silly issues come from. Lets face it Bravo wants idiocy!!! Black idiocy so people in the country can continue to be prejudice toward Blacks.

shr

July 23rd, 2010
1:31 pm

@gee. LOL. We could also watch Shelley on her daily errands as she wears her sweatpants with oversized college t-shirt or better yet, capri pants.

waggie

July 23rd, 2010
1:33 pm

Who is she again? LOL

JacketFanMarcus

July 23rd, 2010
1:34 pm

Shelly: There is a white housewife on the show. Obviously you haven’t see an episode!

vanessa richardson

July 23rd, 2010
1:37 pm

@ Shelley, im sure maybe Glenn Beck will sign your petition. Because from what I’ve seen from watching the show Kim is a (white housewife)

DKNATL

July 23rd, 2010
1:43 pm

No metion of Kim in the wedding press release? Has she had too much press time this week???

SOO Many Ignorant Ppl Hiding Behind a Computer

July 23rd, 2010
1:47 pm

Gee- you forgot while they are talking on their cell phones.. Expedition, Escalade or Mini van… They are SOO annoying!! Get a job PLEASE & learn to drive too!

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July 23rd, 2010
1:50 pm

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posterchild

July 23rd, 2010
1:51 pm

I’m sorry, but to be a housewife, wouldn’t one actually have to be a WIFE? Please explain.

German Shepherd Dawg

July 23rd, 2010
1:56 pm

How is it that a “real housewife” of Atlanta is just now getting married after starring on a show where she’s supposed to really be a housewife?

Doesn’t speak well for the reality of reality TV. Why does anyone watch that garbage?

German Shepherd Dawg

July 23rd, 2010
1:57 pm

Sorry poster child, if I’d read your comment I wouldn’t have bothered with mine.

I hate copycats. You were first.

Oh God, please tell me I didn’t type “first” in a blog comment. I hate that worse than copycats.

Peggy

July 23rd, 2010
2:03 pm

I don’t see black women on the other housewives of OC, NJ, NY. One thing about all these shows is they prove that catty, bitchy, petty women come in all colors. I actually think the New Jersey housewives are worst than ATL, OC and NY combined.

Peggy

July 23rd, 2010
2:05 pm

The fact that her wedding will be filmed for a reality show will make the union less special. You will have guess acting out for their 5mins of fame.

tina

July 23rd, 2010
2:07 pm

@ mark

what…a black man can’t be named “peter thomas” or can’t be a restaurateur? her fiance is black and very distinguished.

tina

July 23rd, 2010
2:11 pm

@Kind_hart

there is no shortage of “idiocy” on the part of white women…just look at all the other bravo/housewives shows. don’t act as if black women have cornered the market on foolishness.

RK

July 23rd, 2010
2:14 pm

A Housewife is actually..a wife? Stunning turn of events.

Hollywould

July 23rd, 2010
2:18 pm

Tina, I think Mark is confused as the name Peter does not have an apostrophe.

veemmmgee

July 23rd, 2010
2:19 pm

These shows are stupid wastes of time, no matter what color the “wives” are. That, my friend, is what the remote is for – not supporting these shallow people that are broke and act like they aren’t…

kswiss

July 23rd, 2010
2:19 pm

I clicked on this just hoping I could comment to all you losers that have any knowledge or interest in this. Do something productive w/ your lives, these people are worthless and you feed this bs.

Debbie

July 23rd, 2010
2:19 pm

CONGRATS! Cynthia is a lovely former model and well connected in the industry. She’ll certainly add a more positive flavor to the show. She is also the mother of Leon’s child. Great to see him support her upcoming nuptials. Love it when “WE” can come together and show a side of African American life that mainstream America is convinced does not exist.

KCV

July 23rd, 2010
2:19 pm

It would be nice if their was an actual “housewife” on the ATL Housewives! Only two are actually married and it seems like NeNe and her husband are separating so that just leaves Lisa. I’m a young (36), black wife (of 13yrs) in Atlanta and find it hard to relate to any of these ladies…maybe Kandi. Also, it would be nice to see women of other races other than black/white. I noticed that there is a token white woman on the Atl. Housewives (though she claims to be “black inside”, wt!?), but no women of any other race on O.C., N.Y., and N.J. (looks like DC has one black woman).

PJ

July 23rd, 2010
2:27 pm

Wasn’t her and Leon an item once?

Voice of Reason

July 23rd, 2010
2:40 pm

@Hollywould

Did you mean to say ‘accent mark?’

Man! That joke would have been sooooo funny…. if you’d gotten it right.

Loser

jg

July 23rd, 2010
2:43 pm

Leon is too fine!

Dee

July 23rd, 2010
2:52 pm

@Shelly…seems like you are using this forum to make your claim about there being a lot of black women in Atlanta since there is one on the show. Feeling threatened much? And the last time I rode through Alpharetta, Buford, Roswell, Peachtree City….there are plenty of white women left, so I think you can’t stop worrying

Norvee Michelle

July 23rd, 2010
2:56 pm

Umm I’m on Shelly’s side … they don’t have a white housewife on the show. Kim is married to no one but she was messing with a married dude. That doesn’t count.

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AreYouSerious

July 23rd, 2010
3:03 pm

Isn’t Leon her ex-husband? Very odd that he’d be at the wedding.

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Alabama Southern Belle

July 23rd, 2010
3:04 pm

Congratulations Cynthia and Peter and many blessings! Your family and friends in Alabama (and former co-workers at Madison Square) are very proud of you. When you left at 19 to head to New York to sign with a major modeling agency, we knew you would do well, especially with those beautiful cheekbones!

TexasBoy

July 23rd, 2010
3:11 pm

Wow! what a guest list. Was Billy Dee Williams and Micheal Stevens there too?

Hollywould

July 23rd, 2010
3:13 pm

Voice, still funny, just using ebonics.

The Standard

July 23rd, 2010
3:15 pm

Who would cheapen their WEDDING DAY down to this press release?…. Makes since that she’s marrying Peter Occupation: Club Promoter and Bull$hit Artist that claims UPTOWN is his mag. lol Restaurateur? In his dreams! That’s a club…. and I have NEVER seen a menu or crumb of food there. Just booze. NEXT!

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Spottie Dottie

July 23rd, 2010
3:48 pm

If Peter Thomas is anything like the reviews I read about Uptown Restaurant and Lounge, then I feel bad for her!

"You're Clueless"

July 23rd, 2010
4:03 pm

To Waggie, About
ALABAMA-BORN SUPERMODEL CYNTHIA BAILEY MOVED TO NEW YORK CITY 20 YEARS AGO TO PURSUE A CAREER AS A FASHION MODEL. WITH NOTHING MORE THAN A HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING QUEEN CROWN AND A FEW LOCAL BEAUTY PAGEANTS UNDER HER BELT, SHE KNEW THAT SHE HAD ARRIVED WHEN WILHELMINA MODELS NYC JUMPED AT THE CHANCE TO SIGN HER TO A 5-YEAR CONTRACT. FROM THERE THINGS REALLY STARTED TO TAKE OFF! HER FIRST BOOKING WAS FOR THE COVER OF ESSENCE MAGAZINE WHICH WAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST SELLING COVERS. FROM THERE, CYNTHIA BECAME A PERSONAL FAVORITE OF THEN EDITOR-IN-CHIEF SUSAN TAYLOR AND IT WASN’T LONG BEFORE CYNTHIA WOULD FIND HERSELF GRACING THE COVER OF ESSENCE MAGAZINE AGAIN FOR THE SECOND TIME, WHICH LITERALLY FLEW OFF THE NEWSSTANDS.

THE NEXT MOVE WAS TO PARIS & MILAN WHERE YOU COULD FIND CYNTHIA STRUTTING DOWN THE RUNWAYS FOR FASHION WEEK…..AFTER LIVING ABROAD FOR ALMOST FOR ALMOST A YEAR CYNTHIA MADE HER WAY BACK TO NEW YORK CITY IN HIGH DEMAND FOR CAMPAIGNS LIKE MAYBELLINE & OIL OF OLAY AND TARGET. MAGAZINE EDITORIALS VOUGE, GLAMOUR, ELLE, ESSENCE AND VANITY FAIR WERE SOON TO FOLLOW. OVER THE YEARS SHE HAS BECOME A VERY RECOGNIZED FACE FOR NEIMAN MARCUS, BERGDORF GOODMAN, LORD & TAYLOR, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE, TALBOTS, CHICOS, AND TARGET. CYNTHIA’S BIGGEST CAREER MOMENT WAS WHEN SHE BEAT OUT NAOMI CAMPBELL FOR A CO-STARRING ROLE OPPOSITE SANDRA BERNHARDT IN HER FILM WITHOUT YOU I’M NOTHING. FROM THERE SHE WAS ALWAYS ON CALL FOR HER FRIEND AND SUPER-STAR FILM DIRECTOR BRETT RATNER FOR ALL OF HIS EARLY MOVIES & MUSIC VIDEOS. MR. BILL COSBY CASTED THE SOUTHERN BEAUTY FOR 2 EPISODES OF THE COSBY SHOW, AND OTHER TELEVISION APPEARANCES INCLUDING NEW YORK UNDERCOVER, SOULTRAIN GUEST MODEL HOST, AND CO-HOSING SPOTS ON BET. CYNTHIA’S COMMERCIALS INCLUDE MACYS, LEVIS, MERCEDES BENZ AND MANY MORE.

Who is she? Well

NYTN

July 23rd, 2010
4:05 pm

Atlanta has the FAKEST so-called “A-List” people/scene in America. Give me break…

Who cares

July 23rd, 2010
4:30 pm

Oh please! Like any of these women are really from Atlanta. They were picked at a call and moved here at Brovo’s direction.
This is the worst housewives show and they are an embarrassment to this city.

Cynthia Bailey

July 23rd, 2010
4:38 pm

Thanks for supporting me.

DebDoes

July 23rd, 2010
4:46 pm

As a PR person, tell me who sends out a press release announcing their wedding or anyone’s wedding, especially a so-called celebrity? This is a wannabe and sounds like Bravo is slapping some wrist. Now, we will see how long she (celebrity/PR person) lasts. It should have been entittled, calling all paparozzi!

DebDoes

July 23rd, 2010
4:47 pm

p. s. ‘you’re clueless’…take off the all caps, honey.

EagleNationRising

July 23rd, 2010
4:55 pm

Why is there no diversity on the Housewives of Atlanta? Yes, there is a white woman. However, that woman only heightens negative stereotypes about the city. It seems to me that the producers are attempting to make a negative point about the city and the South with all of that buffoonery! This city has affluent African American, Asian American, Latino, Middle Eastern, European, & American white women. Nonetheless, the show only has African American and one White woman, who is a walking example of negative Black stereotypes. It is a borderline joke!