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Lisa Wu Hartwell leaving ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’

imagesLisa Wu Hartwell’s third season with “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” will be her last, her publicist Carlos Scott confirmed.

“She doesn’t want to just be a reality star,” Scott told me today. In fact, she’s gotten some  acting gigs lately. A few months back, she was on a “Meet the Browns” episode. She just did a fitness DVD. And she’s working on a film with Robert Downey Jr., Scott said.

He said the decision was mutual though Bravo is keeping mum on any production details about season three.

The Black Voices Web site, which broke the news, speculates that she won’t even be on the opening credits and may only pop up in a handful of episodes as the show introduces the two new cast mates Phaedra Parks and Cynthia Bailey.

Lisa Wu Hartwell's pending departure

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Wu Hartwell didn’t cause much drama overall though she did get angry at Kim Zolciak during the season one reunion show and threatened to flip her over a couch for talking smack about her and her kids. Last season, her most memorable moment was probably trying to make babies with her husband Ed, hardly the stuff of wig-pulling and smack talking and bad dance song recording.

She ultimately came across as an attractive, hard-working, likable person.

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July 28th, 2010
5:26 pm

Born with a tan.

July 28th, 2010
5:28 pm

If you want to have somewhat of a descent future after HOA. Especially if you want people to take you seroiusly. You must leave. Best wishes Lisa.
OhYeah…. FIRST!!


July 28th, 2010
5:32 pm


July 28th, 2010
5:37 pm


July 28th, 2010
5:42 pm

Darn, now all of the gay men in Atlanta can’t go goo-goo over her husband Ed!


July 28th, 2010
5:44 pm

former atlanta

July 28th, 2010
5:45 pm

I will miss her. she was one of the best on the show, unlike the fake haired, plastic boobed kim.


July 28th, 2010
5:54 pm

why would someone click on a story and then make a negative comment if they don’t care, haters have nothing else in there life going on so they have time to make negative comments about other people but claim they don’t care. hmmmmmm!

Shananeeee Fananeeee

July 28th, 2010
5:55 pm

She is quitting because she thinks she is going to make it as an actress, not likely. As for the others you have Kim who is a proud adulter and just a fabulous role model for her young girls. Sheree has a long criminal record mostly for theft, classy…just classy. NeNe is complete trash and she is lucky Greg was such a loyal customer at the strip club she was working at or she would still be on her hands and knees picking up dollar bills off the floor. None of them are ‘Real’ and they sure aren’t ladies.

July 28th, 2010
5:56 pm

NNNOOOOO……she is so beautiful……we saw her at the essence festival….certified dime piece…..all the dudes was trying to holla….nobdoy even noticed ed until they walked out the door……….PLEASE DONT are the only reason i watched that show…

john Pride

July 28th, 2010
6:12 pm

This ding-ding is not an Atlantan, nor does this show have anything to do with Atlanta. This is a tabloid POC trying to invent non-existent celebrities, more proof that you should ignore TV, celebrity and the 99% crap that currently makes up cheap, unwatchable television. NOTE TO YA’LL – GET A LIFE!!!!!


July 28th, 2010
6:17 pm

She was definitely the best looking. She may actually do okay in Hollyweird….not sure how she can go wrong being in a Robert Downey film. I’m weaning myself off reality TV, so I have no plans to watch this year. Life is too short for sme of the stupidity on TV.

Bored with RH

July 28th, 2010
6:21 pm

She has a publicist? What for? She can afford a publicist, but let’s a property go into foreclosure? When is this fascination with reality “stars” going to end?

Not the whole story

July 28th, 2010
6:31 pm

Her house is a few doors down from my parents’. We heard a few weeks ago that BRAVO was kicking her off for not allowing production the access that was required in her contract.


July 28th, 2010
6:35 pm

Thanks, Bentley, for proving that people can’t comment on the AJC without using the word “hater”– the most non-descript, over-used, ignorant-sounding word to try and label someone with whom you disagree.


July 28th, 2010
6:36 pm

It’s about time the nose candy want to be diva is done. Hey Ed, football season is about to start, don’t let your wife attend the games by herself, she is a COUGAR.


July 28th, 2010
6:38 pm

I guess she wasn’t ghetto enough to stay on RHOA unlike the others I should leave nameless.


July 28th, 2010
6:53 pm

Dang, now I won’t be able to get my boyfriend to watch with me anymore…he drooled over her and didn’t fuss when I watch the ‘faux housewvies’.


July 28th, 2010
6:57 pm

read this on black voices 2 days ago.


July 28th, 2010
7:08 pm

Here’s one gay guy who will miss watching her husband’s butt bounce thru the room. It was the only reason I watched the show.


July 28th, 2010
7:09 pm

She has a police record for fraud, has multiple aliases, lost custody of her kids, and declared bankruptcy–yet she was likeable? Puhleez… Not to mention that she and Ed lost their home, too. Lisa Wu was just about pretending to be rich, pretending to be a successful businesswoman. Not to mention her smug, b*tchy attitude.


July 28th, 2010
7:11 pm

more ghetto people coming on the show… too bad for Atlanta… it makes the city look like there aren’t any classy women there. I have heard Atlanta is super ghetto and boring.. awful!


July 28th, 2010
7:11 pm

I believe … Not the whole story! :)

Miss Ebony Shaniquia LeShontay Diamonelle Zirconia Jackson

July 28th, 2010
7:12 pm

Umhmmmmm. Miss Lisa be a costar wit Mr. Robrt Downy and she probly be nominated fo a oscer award to. Miss Nene gonna be hatin whin she be seeing Miss Lisa on da red carpt befo she win her golden glob award. Mmmhmmmm.


July 28th, 2010
7:15 pm


July 28th, 2010
7:18 pm

Is Rodney Ho married? He’s awfully cute.


July 28th, 2010
7:20 pm

Love how people in the bible belt always throw in some Jesus website to read. Get real.


July 28th, 2010
8:00 pm

too bad they don’t represent the south-side, holla!


July 28th, 2010
8:22 pm

Hey James-hands OFF Rodney Ho! He’s mine if he leaves his wife……


July 28th, 2010
8:39 pm

All good things come to an end. Now that Lisa is leaving the show I won’t have any reason to watch the show. I will miss Lisa but I won’t miss watching the show.

luv wheat bread

July 28th, 2010
8:40 pm

and!!! I’m still waiting for Ms. Buress. She so fine.


July 28th, 2010
9:16 pm

Ms. buress blessed. She so talunted and annointed with God muisic. She have the voice of an angle. She need to stop hangin wit Miss Kim. She a bad influnce on Miss Kandy. I pray that Miss Kandy will find a new boyfreind. she need to find a new love.


July 28th, 2010
9:16 pm

She was definitely the hottest one. Without question! Only reason I watched. Oh well. I’ll live!


July 28th, 2010
10:09 pm

Have folks noticed that the people who actually have husbands are leaving? so what does that tell you – more than likely – hubby said enough!

Lisa is SMART – she saw which way this was going. Didn’t they say Lisa was leaving months ago – like March? and it was denied-denied-denied-denied.

Looks like where there is smoke there is fire on this show,

When is the mistress – who is NOT a mistress on the show leaving – cause she is not any of the above – housewife,mistress, girlfriend….why is she on the show?
and NENE has turned out to be so fake even her own husband does not know her.


July 28th, 2010
10:49 pm

Give me a break. Who cares.


July 28th, 2010
11:30 pm

Never liked her, you could tell when her husband lost his career, she was not very thrilled and not exactly supportive, came across as a bit of a spoiled brat – but that’s pretty par for the course for prof. athletes wives. Then there was all that pretentious nonsense in the first season about her totally unreasonable demands hiring a personal assistant (for what?) and her constant going on about her charities and foundations, which i’m not even sure really even existed. Didn’t she have that one benefit that she threw together and was suppose to raise a million dollars and it ended up losing money because they threw such a lavish party?


July 28th, 2010
11:47 pm

Good luck Mrs. Hartwell you will be missed. You are a sight for sore eyes. May your star continue to burn bright. See ya on the big screen.

Get Real

July 29th, 2010
1:10 am

Get a Job! She’s famous for marrying famous men. Other than marrying for money and having babies, she has no transferrable job skill.

Used Ed (Dummy) Hartwell to get on TV. Didn’t want to support him when he wanted to continue to play football. Trash. Hide some money Ed she’ll divorce you soon when she needs cash!

She lost her kids with Keith Sweat-how bad of a mother do you have to be for a father to get custody of children?

Walked away from a mortgage-bought a big house, didn’t make payments and left! Awful.

She was on a Tyler Perry show I hear-you call that being an actress?

Plenty of decent mothers and wives are in Atlanta better than this Gold digger. Was having her role reduced with the new housewives-had her pay reduced too.

“She doesn’t want to just be a reality star,”-GET REAL

[...] Wu Hartwell’s publicist confirmed season three of Real Housewives of Atlanta will be Lisa’s last season. Bravo has [...]

Native Georgian

July 29th, 2010
7:23 am

My eyes feel a void already! Major dime piece gone. These replacements better have some candy value with Lisa leaving. Dayumn!!!


July 29th, 2010
7:58 am

Lisa was a quiet hot mess. She’s messy but not loud & ignorant with it like NeNe. She got extremly upset at Kim cause Kim called her out. Lisa was the one who told Kim that NeNe was talking bout her singing & clowning Kim the night all the couples went out without Kim. I would rather see NeNe gone but oh well…..

East Atlanta TN

July 29th, 2010
8:04 am

One day (hopefully soon), Ed will wake up and realize that he his wife is slowly bleeding him dry. I figure the next report we will here on this front is that Ed’s cash reserves are depleted and Lisa has desided to file for divorce.


July 29th, 2010
8:23 am

Good riddance Lisa! What an annoying person. She is no “bi-nesswoman”. Also….hey Lisa…haha Hoshcton…isn’t really a nice “zip code”. it is more red versus nouveau which was the forclosed/short sale home’s zip code. Ever heard of “intown”? Smiling at you.


July 29th, 2010
9:03 am

Her departure was reported last week (early this week?) by another poster in the blog regarding the new cast member who issued a release about her wedding. the model marrying a restaurant owner.

SHAME RODNEY. Give a little credit where it’s due.

[...] Her third season with the series will be her last. Her publicist Carlos Scott tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “She doesn’t want to just be a reality star,” Scott tells the newspaper’s [...]


July 29th, 2010
9:15 am

Good luck Lisa! I’m sure you will do well! Continued success to you!


July 29th, 2010
9:21 am

Blessed: You may think that you’re “blessed”…it’s just NOT with brains! SPELL-CHECK AND ENGLISH please!!
Ms. Buress is so blessed. (NOT Ms. buress blessed).
She IS so TALENTED (NOT talunted)and annointed with God’s (not GOD) music (NOT muisic). She HAS (NOT have)the voice of an angel (NOT angle). She needs (NOT need) to stop “hanging” with (NOT wit) Ms. Kim. She (IS) a bad influence (NOT influnce) on Miss Kandy. I pray that Miss Kandy will find a new boyfriend (NOT boyfreind). She needs (NOT need) to find a new love.
Get your nose OUT of the bible and find a library!


July 28th, 2010
9:16 pm
Ms. buress blessed. She so talunted and annointed with God muisic. She have the voice of an angle. She need to stop hangin wit Miss Kim. She a bad influnce on Miss Kandy. I pray that Miss Kandy will find a new boyfreind. she need to find a new love.



July 29th, 2010
9:37 am

Too bad. Lisa is my favorite BECAUSE she didn’t cause so much drama. I just like to watch attractive people living life well and making good decisions. Because of her business accumen and beautiful family, I really enjoyed watching her on the show. Best wishes, Lisa!


July 29th, 2010
9:39 am

@Cleo, I think you have Lisa confused with DaShawn (spelling??).

Oh my God!

July 29th, 2010
9:42 am

Who gives a flying rat’s a**.

Cefus, bigman, Born with tan – get a life. (I’m serious.)