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New cast photo for season 3 of ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’

As earlier reports noted, Lisa Wu Hartwell has been relegated to “recurring” status (like Dwight Eubanks) for season three starting Monday, October 4 at 9 p.m. So she is no longer in the cast photo, which Entertainment Weekly got today:

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From left to right, it’s Phaedra Parks, NeNe Leakes, Shereé Whitfield, Cynthia Bailey, Kim Zolciak, and Kandi Burruss.

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Phaedra Parks and Cynthia Bailey (right), as noted months ago, are the new cast members.

I can’t embed the code but here’s a link to Bravo’s website with a juicy two-minute trailer for the upcoming season featuring plenty of potentially fun plot elements.

In the trailer, you see NeNe Leakes struggling with her marriage with Gregg, denying she was cheating on him. (”I have never done you wrong!” she yells at him. “Ever!”) She also tries out some entertainment reporting with WXIA-TV, whose anchors pop up. (”These things can ruin your career,” anchor Karyn Greer tells NeNe, likely referencing her relationship issues.)

According to the press release Bravo released at 3:04 p.m.,  Kandi Burruss recovers from A.J.’s death last fall and rebuilds her relationship with her cancer-stricken father. Her Capitol Records deal had fallen through so she had signed with a new label and is working on her album. Kim Zolciak works with Kandi on her music career and tour. (”Kim has one single and she’s acting like Lady Gaga,” Kandi notes in the trailer.) Sheree Whitfield pursues acting after her She By Sheree fashion efforts died and dates a doctor.

Phaedra_Parks_FullParks is an entertainment lawyer with ties to Dwight and Kandi. She’s pregnant and married to a younger man Apollo, who has a prison record for a white collar crime  (”He’s no different from Martha Stewart and people need to get over it,” Parks says testily). Bailey is a model who is about to get married to her boyfriend. She has ties with NeNe.

The trailer also shows a big verbal argument between Kim and NeNe.

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151 comments Add your comment

Marcos

August 19th, 2010
2:46 pm

They may be trashy, but at least they are classier than the New Jersey “housewives.”

blazing saddles

August 19th, 2010
2:49 pm

where all the white women at?

Al

August 19th, 2010
2:52 pm

The white women are on every other show on TV except for this and anything on BET.

confused

August 19th, 2010
2:52 pm

yeah, where are the white ladies? gah!

RichieRich86

August 19th, 2010
2:54 pm

I hope these new ladies are classy like Kandi. The past few season these ladies have been nothing but an embarrassment to Atlanta women.

kbsgirl

August 19th, 2010
2:54 pm

….on the new jersey, new york, orange county and partly DC casts…

Cant wait!

August 19th, 2010
2:54 pm

Ok Rodney when is this train wreck going to start? Did they get any footage of the chaos that took place at Dwight’s place downtown when they all had to run out of the hair saloon?

Freedom

August 19th, 2010
2:55 pm

Marcos… second from the bottom is still the bottom. As a photographer, i don’t care much for that over photoshopped picture. Plus the lighting on the new girl on the right didn’t catch her legs so its way too much shadow on her legs… not flattering.

tt

August 19th, 2010
2:55 pm

forget the white gurls

Atlantan

August 19th, 2010
2:59 pm

Good for Lisa, may she go on to bigger and better things. She and Burruss are the only cast members who showed any class at all.

tt

August 19th, 2010
2:59 pm

take ova Kandi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brandon

August 19th, 2010
3:01 pm

How are these women the real housewives of atlanta? Most aren’t married and very few are really middle class. I hate my wife watches this mess!

BC

August 19th, 2010
3:01 pm

Hello…… Comcast?

Turn my cable off….NOW!!!!!!

The Standard

August 19th, 2010
3:01 pm

Damn, they look plastic! Forgot Phaedra signed onto this mess. I clicked on her pic to see what hell the she got herself into. Ha!

WHEREARETHEWHITEGIRLS?

August 19th, 2010
3:03 pm

Please rename this show….Housewives (well not all of them are) of the SUBURBS. None of them live in Atlanta.

NOWHITES?

August 19th, 2010
3:04 pm

I think the white women are too smart to be on sure a tragic show.

Brandon

August 19th, 2010
3:05 pm

No the white women aren’t. Have you seen the other Housewives Shows?

GO FALCONS!

August 19th, 2010
3:06 pm

Who gon wear those clothes boo!

TEE

August 19th, 2010
3:06 pm

This show needs to be on BET. Nobody wants to watch this ghetto trash.

nia

August 19th, 2010
3:07 pm

Sheree I guess you didnt get the 6 figures that Bob did not have any way try going to college get a degree we always need nurses, your clothing line was a flop and now acting please give it up!!!!!

NOWHITES?

August 19th, 2010
3:08 pm

No Brandon I haven’t. I’m guess they are a token white?

Happy

August 19th, 2010
3:08 pm

I know Lisa Hartwell and she checked into drug rehab. When she comes home she said, “SHE WILL BE ON THE PROWL FOR A YOUNGER MAN WITH MAN, WHO WANT A COUGAR”

Give me more Bravo...

August 19th, 2010
3:12 pm

Sounds GOOD! I’m ready to watch…

Kgirl

August 19th, 2010
3:13 pm

I hope that Atlanta has REAL issues versus cat fights that have been occurring on the Seasons as of late. It is offensive that Atlanta RHWOA shows fights and foolishness vs. real friendship/friendship issues (Bethanney and Jill–NYC) and real issues (eviction and marriage woes–Lynn and Tamara–OC). DC is bring some substance. Hopeing that Atlanta will step=up an show how we REALLY handle things in the south…Dont let us down RHWOA!!!

Brandon

August 19th, 2010
3:15 pm

NOWHITES, On the other ones there are very few if any minorities. They are all white or mostly white casts and they put on the same drama crap… I guess people are all the same when the cameras come on.

Buckhead Bruh

August 19th, 2010
3:15 pm

Where are the Black People on Orange County, New York, and New Jersey?

Hell Plenty of Black Celebrities live in Orange County, New York, and New Jersey!

Maxi

August 19th, 2010
3:15 pm

For those of you who complain about the show…JUST DON’T WATCH IT!!! I know I don’t. I don’t watch any of that housewife crap.

Buckhead Bruh

August 19th, 2010
3:16 pm

@ Brandon-I agree with you!

Buckhead Bruh

August 19th, 2010
3:17 pm

@Maxi- Why in the hell are you wasting your time to post today?
Idiot!
Do your nails? Wash some dishes, do something other than be negative about these women who allow us other boring Americans into their home!

tt

August 19th, 2010
3:17 pm

Who gon wear those clothes boo!

Why, oh why fo you guys continue to think Kandi...

August 19th, 2010
3:18 pm

…she was married/dating (can’t keep up with thes beotches and their marital status) to a guy who gets killed outside a freakin’ strip club, and you think she is classy? All of these ho’s are nothing but trash, and now the whole world thinks all women in the ATL at like them….

Well, if you don't watch, Maxi...

August 19th, 2010
3:19 pm

…why you be blogging’ bout the sho?

What is...

August 19th, 2010
3:22 pm

…FI FI FO, fum, FI FI FO FO? That’s NeNE giving out her phone number…

Shathead

August 19th, 2010
3:23 pm

TRASH! The show is titled, “Real Housewives of Atlanta”. Problem is, none of them are married. And Phadra, if your “husband” was “just like Martha Stewart”, you wouldn’t have to reduce your self to this joke. This just proves America will watch a train wreck.

Rancid Meat

August 19th, 2010
3:26 pm

Blazing Saddles @2:49 you beat me to it!!

Hmmm, so the Atlanta population is less than 20% white? Where’s Jesse and Rev. Al to correct this injustice and force this show to accurately represent the true diversity of Atlanta? Oh well, I don’t really care either.

T.

August 19th, 2010
3:30 pm

In the photo, they look like they’re trying to compete with who can show off their legs the most. Too funny. Are any of them actually married (thus making them a REAL housewife?)? Kind of makes the show’s title an oxymoron. Or just full of morons.

namechange

August 19th, 2010
3:34 pm

They do not even live in Atlanta, and they are making all of us John’s Creek/Duluth/Cumming residents look horrible. Why doesn’t BRAVO fine some real housewives or moved that cast to “Atlanta.” You can’t be an Atlanta resident just because you travel ITP to eat and go to events in the city!!

Jenna

August 19th, 2010
3:42 pm

Since there are no white housewives, why not call it Real Housewives of South Dekalb. They can focus on the ATL’s daily carjackings, muggings, convenience store robberies, and murders. I would watch that.

OMG!!! NOT AGAIN!

August 19th, 2010
3:42 pm

More ghetto madness! I thought Kim and NeNe were history? I WON’T be watching this time. They are just too trashy. There is no class, no style, no intelligence, and no “REAL HOUSEWIVES” on this show. NONE of them are HOUSEWIVES!!!! They are an embarrassment to Atlanta and to black and white women alike!! And WHY is Dwight on the the show and on the radio now? He’s NOT a celebrity, well I guess he’s more of a “housewife” than the others…

Eric

August 19th, 2010
3:43 pm

@Rancid Meat & blazing saddles

It’s evident you clowns just want to provoke a race discussion. Since you are so concerned about the the low population of white people on the Show….why not just tune into the Real Housewives of Orange County and New Jersey? They surely don’t have any black representation on those shows.

Food for thought

Styles

August 19th, 2010
3:50 pm

I agree with u 200% Eric!! just turn on any channel and thats all you see, can we get some shine!! as you can see they mad cause we are getting money and able to shine….

From the looks of

August 19th, 2010
3:51 pm

the video provided, this will be another stereotypical display of the “fake it till you make it” women of Atlanta. There’s also racial tentions. Nene is absolutely crazy and the rest is history. Good for entertainment( I guess) but I will not be watching. Those who do and will watch, have fun!

Diamonelle Zirconia LeShontay SheNaNay Bonquiqui Washington

August 19th, 2010
3:51 pm

Y u allz hatin? Jus cuz they be da most talunted womens on tv, you all gelus. Miss Nene be strait trippin she so crazy and what not. She truly a blessing an she reprezent our city so fine. She God leeding lady. YEs she do! Mark my word dat she be nomenatted for an emmy awards for her roll in dis show. Okay boos, Im on my way to Dis Is It Barbekque for some oxtail samwich. Mmmmhmmmm. All 13 of my babys be waitin for me. I gots my cellphone, my blutoof and my ipod and im reddy to drive now. Mmmmhmmmm

elroy

August 19th, 2010
3:53 pm

it doesn’t matter if you’re black, white, brown , yellow or red the housewives show are as sleezy as the Jersey Shore show. the people that back these shows are completely going on the theory that bad publicity/opinion is better than none. I beg to differ. I continous joke & disgrace.

Styles

August 19th, 2010
3:53 pm

always pulling the race card, take that up with Bravo silly rabbits!!

Mark

August 19th, 2010
3:54 pm

Diamonelle, you crack me up. Enjoy your “samwiches”

Empowered black woman in very large crazy stupd hat bobbing my head back and forth

August 19th, 2010
3:56 pm

OH NO YOU DIT ENT!!!!!!

SimonSays

August 19th, 2010
3:57 pm

I say hook them all up with real men, send each one as a deckmate on “DEADLIEST CATCH”, then I may watch.

1-in-million

August 19th, 2010
4:14 pm

Wow, its so sad how some of you talk bad about this show as if you are doing so much better. Its just dramatic false entertainment in which most of us are often addicted too. If the shows were boring would you watch them? Heck No! Its like watchimg action or suspense movies, it keeps you on your toes! Its no worse than being a member of facebook listening to ppl share whats going on in their everyday life, lying about how they are living. These are ppl you grew up with, went to school with or met on the job, in the streets, clubs etc……so really whats the difference. Needless to say, everybody has some kind of drama goin on in their life in this day and time! Please stop thinking you are better, classier,you are less ghetto or not ghetto at all, and as if you live the perfect life! Two kinds of ppl in the world the ones that are truthful about their life and the ones that lie to themselves and others about how their life truly is!!!!!! Stop the madness ppl! Do you, if you watch it then enjoy it! If you dont, keep doing you and watch what you like and stop talking down on how others are living!

Seriously

August 19th, 2010
4:18 pm

Why are so many white people still racist? You are not a superior race. Everyone does not have to conform to your way of life or thinking. Its not all about you. Wasting all of your energry hating people because they dont look like you. Very sad and most of you are supposedly christians. How do you justify your lame existence. Not with common sense obviously