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‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ recap, episode one


“Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.” – Spanish proverb

It may be a new season with two new cast members but some formulas never change. Kim Zolciak spreads gossip. NeNe Leakes hears gossip. NeNe gets angry. Shake.

The twist: Dwight Eubanks is the source of the rumors. He supposedly loaned $10,000 to NeNe’s husband Gregg. NeNe only finds out about it through Kim. She confronts Gregg. He says it was only a few hundred dollars.

Kim’s lesbian relationship with DJ Tracy Young hits the tabloids and Kim herself confirms it. Kandi Burruss is befuddled that she’d use a tabloid that way. Then she asked, “How did Big Papa feel about it?”

“You’re worst than the tabloids!” Kim said, ending the conversation.

Kandi starts dating an NFL player Willis McGahee from the Baltimore Ravens. They do some rock climbing. She is wary. “I don’t like long-distance relationships,” she said. “I want to take things slow dating.”

Phaedra Parks, the entertainment attorney, enters the scene at about minute 27.

She quickly insults every female outside the South with this statement: “Southern women have a certain type of charm, a gracefulness that most women in other parts of the world don’t have.”

She then adds, “I’m fabulous. I’m fierce and I’m beautiful. I know I can have it all.” No problems with self esteem, that’s for sure!

Phaedra, 38, is quite pregnant, married to Apollo Nida, who signed a pre-nup. “He doesn’t want my money,” she said. “He wants me.” At age 31, he is much younger and just got out of prison not too long ago for racketeering. This gets the other housewives’ tongues wagging.

She happens to be Dwight’s attorney. Dwight claims to Phaedra that he spent $30,000 on Sheree’s fashion show last year. Sheree later said that’s false.

Phaedra also knew NeNe. Both grew up in Athens. She is not thought of as “very ladylike,” Phaedra said, using her words carefully.

NeNe confronts Gregg halfway through the episode about his supposed loan from Dwight. Gregg scoffs. “If he got it, it didn’t come to me,” he said.

He said it was only $500, not $10,000.

“I thought Dwight was a friend of mine, not a friend of yours,” she said. “You should have been talking to me about it… It’s really messed up to me.”

NeNe expresses unhappiness about her marriage. If she keeps going down this negativity path, Kim warned, “it’s a path of destruction.”

At a shoe party in which Dwight attended, NeNe can’t help herself. She confronts Dwight and gets in his face. He backs off.

“Save the drama for somebody else,” Dwight said.

“Did Gregg borrow $10,000?” she yelps multiple times.

He didn’t defend himself. He simply said, “Get out of my face.” She got no answers.

“There’s no self control,” Kim noted in later commentary. “She took all her anger out on Dwight. I’m just glad it’s not me this time.”

Not this time!

Notable quotes:

- “As long as she’s not choking me, we’re laughing,” Kim said about NeNe.

- “I hope I instilled the same morals and values that my parents instilled in me,” Kim said about her daughters, especially Brielle, who is now 13 and growing up fast.

“Honey, we don’t chase boys,” she advises Brielle.

“Mom, I’m not a whore,” Brielle said.

“Brielle’s  growing up and  it scares me. I know how wild I was. But I turned out well,” Kim said with a smirk.

- “Is oral sex eliminated?” asked NFL player Willis McGahee, after Kandi said she betted a friend she could be celibate the rest of the year.

“No,” she responded.

- “If they aren’t talking about you, you aren’t relevant,” – Phaedra Parks.

- “I see Plain Jane from Athens. When we talk fabulosity, I don’t see it.” – NeNe’s opinion of Phaedra.

FYI: New cast member Cynthia Bailey will be introduced next week.

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145 comments Add your comment


October 4th, 2010
11:07 pm

I thought Dwight loaned money to Sheree for her show, not Phaedra?

Jay Cry

October 4th, 2010
11:13 pm

Nene we will luv ya, so glade our show is back on the air, and for all you hater I see you are enjoying it as much as the rest of us. Boy that Nene girl is BAD!!!!

Rodney Ho

October 4th, 2010
11:25 pm

You’re right. Fixed that. Thanks.

passionate one

October 4th, 2010
11:27 pm


October 4th, 2010
11:52 pm

Dwight tearing up the check was priceless. How is anybody going to be a guest at someone els’s event and bring that madness? Pitiful, Nene. BTW, Kim. It’s obvious that your “morals” are bleeding right into your daughter’s lap. Way to go.

Leslie from ATL

October 4th, 2010
11:55 pm

I missed the show but thanks for the recap AJC! Sounds like it was full of drama as usual…quite entertaining! I love the ATL Housewives but I really need for someone to be happy and classy! Just one of them. A little drama is okay sometimes but Kim a lesbian, NeNe fighting, Sheree bitter, Dwight loaning money to Greg without NeNe’s knowledge? Next Greg will be having an affair with Dwight! Phaedra wanna be high society but married to an ex-con? Kandi claiming she is celibate but dating someone who will gladly help her out orally? Wow! The saga continues!


October 5th, 2010
12:11 am

White/Black and Trashy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ms. Lovely

October 5th, 2010
12:13 am

I think the (show) ladies are getting off to a rough start. I like all the ladies, this season and those of the past. I feel like Kim is messy. She NeNe’s only problem. Every time something jump off. she the point of origin. NeNe. Judging by the NeNe and Dwight past relationship. She should have pulled Dwight to the side and got the problem solve. That way, she could have appeared to the host of the event and Dwight. I love this show, keep the drama going but, direct it toward the right person.

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October 5th, 2010
12:29 am

I couldn’t stop laughing at the shot that revealed Nene’s living room bookshelves are as empty as the space between her ears! And did u catch there was one wine glass per shelf in her kitchen cupboards! Oh, Bravo, your camera operators gotta do better at dodging potholes and poor staging, The illusion of Nene’s fabulousness is fading fast and the season just started.

Since when is $500 an “investment”! Really!?! Oh, these ATL biatches are so bootleg it ain’t funny. They can’t front on the DC or Bev Hills biatches! The real tea: Dwight did save the day for Sheree’s bogus fashion line showing, but he didn’t have $$ to pay his volunteer production team and assistants, nor for his nYc underwear show. He nearly bankrupted a few friends to sustain his illusion of fabulousness. Very sad behind-the-scenes story Bravo ain’t bother to record.

And the talentless Sheree done creeped up under Nene’s armpit because she needs to be kept on the show to earn a living.

Nene knows she captured the role as the centerpiece and she’s all about whipping out some pitbull on anybody who threatens her reign of the spotlight. That act is gonna get tired though Ms. Nene. How many pointless arguments you gonna pull out your brand new nose? Lastly, a style note to entire ATL cast: lighten up on the lip gloss, damn! in most shots y’all lips look a drippy mess!!!

Sick of it

October 5th, 2010
12:32 am

why the hell are people still watching this crap?! and why have they added yet another cast member that is NOT a housewife? isn’t that the premise of the show??? ugh!


October 5th, 2010
12:35 am

I use to live in the ATL, what you see on the RHOA is pretty accurate. That’s why I moved back up North. Some of the women I met and worked with had a problem with me because I was from the North. They teased me about my accent. They thought I was stuck up. It was a painful experience. I thought we were sistas.


October 5th, 2010
12:45 am

wow! first off, nene had no problem with greg being a wheeler and dealer when he was scamming other people so that she could climb down off the stripper pole, but now that she’s having to support HIM the way he is has become a problem? chick please!

and i also thought that the arguing and fighting was too much for a measely $500? rich people spend that much on dinner with friends. a $200 return wouldn’t even be worth a rich person taking the money out of their pocket to begin with. if that had been my party, nene would have been escorted to the door the moment she opened her mouth. how tacky and low class for her to ruin a launch party by being alley. she couldn’t have just called him? no wonder so many venues are refusing to let them film there. if i had a restaurant or venue, i wouldn’t let them tarnish it with their foolishness either.

and is it just me or did phaedra rub anyone else the wrong way? i thought it was hilarious when she claimed that she knows her husband isn’t with her for money because he signed a prenup. already i’d hate to have her represent me in court because she’s obviously slow. he could be with her and robbing her blind. and if she does ever divorce him, he could just sell whatever he’s gotten. only someone with their head up their butt would assume that signing a prenup means that the person is marrying you for love only. and call me crazy, but he didn’t seem too attracted to her. early on, greg and nene had a chemistry and love that you could see through the tv. even ed and lisa seemed loving toward one another. phaedra’s husband seemed like a detatched purse that she carries around.

i hate myself for saying it, but it looks like this season is gonna be a good one though.

ga female

October 5th, 2010
12:49 am

We saw the show filming at the Dogwood Fest. in Piedmont Park in Atlanta this spring. NeNe, re-powdered her nose and face over and over again. The retook the shot over and over. NeNe kept on re-powdering her nose, my daughter and her 15 year old friends had their heart broken that the show is totally scripted and fake, with numerous retake. I took pictures, and got chased away for getting too close taking pictures. I told them it was a public park. I did not see them even having a Permit to film. They had like one security guard. They were just ganzo filming, a real low budget affair. My daughter and her friends posted it on the facebook back in April. The wrote about it back in their AP Human Geography Course as a part of Pop Culture. They got a 100 or A+ on their project. With their photo’s of the filming with them and NeNe in the background which I took. They wrote up how disappointed they were how the Reality show was faked and scripted. We will all be waiting for NeNe’s Dogwood Festival appearance.


October 5th, 2010
1:14 am

Is Kandi’s hair a HOT MESS?…or am I the only viewer that thought so? Did anybody think to give her a mirror before she commented on Kim’s wig being turned? I thought that scene was the most comical! I LOVE Kandi, but the hair is scaring me….


October 5th, 2010
1:16 am

I love NeNe she brings it and without her the show would flop. Phaedra is so full of it, so your married to a ex con but your wanting me to believe your so much better then me because your a southern belle? Give me a break, Phaedra sorry but your not as fabulous as you claim and you want to be NeNe and it aint goin to work. Don’t care what any of you say NeNe is the show she brings the drama and she wont take the crap and instead of saying it behind your back she tells you to your face, I LOVE YOU NENE!

1st Lady

October 5th, 2010
1:20 am

Now I can see why Lisa chose not to return to the show; lets start with The Real House Wives of “FAtlanta”. Everyone has put on quite a few pounds, wtf. I “was” looking forward to seeing everyone flourish and grow, but omg, it seems that everyone has been growing out and not up. I’m so disappointed in the hoodrat mentality that NeNe is displaying. And looks like Ms Kim went and got Ms Sheree’s nose. And Dwight did save Sheree’s tired fashionless fashion show, I can’t believe how ungrateful this heffa is. Many powerful, successful people use all kinds of talent to put projects together, no one can pull off an event at that magnitude off alone. You have to be surrounded by people who know how to make it happen, they are there to make your vision work, ditz. Wow, I cringed through the entire show. Someone is trying to make a fool of you ladies, please don’t sale your soul for a check, please don’t go out like that.


October 5th, 2010
1:37 am

Please Please Real Housewives of Atlanta visit Emily Post for some damn manners, and everyone else read the article “4 Out Of 5 Real Housewives Of Atlanta Are Actually Broke”. So don’t believe the hype. Do your own homework as you can find out yourself who is really ballin or not and these Women are not ballin. Now, who is Ballin the wife of Sacramento Kings and the Palms Las Vegas Hotel,Real Beverly Hills Housewife, that’s Ballin these women in Atlanta are a paycheck away from Homeless.


October 5th, 2010
1:59 am

wow…the drama started right off. It was like the show never ended. Love NeNe’s new hair; hated Khandi’s. Phaedra and fabulous in the same sentence. Seriously?? A renowned attorney giving a verbal resume of clients? Fronting with photos? Married to a “just like Martha Stewart” convict? Wow…okay so she’s a well educated, southern belle, hoodrat. Still just goes to show that you can put Gucchi, Louboutin’s, and Prada on a pig and you just have a well dress and bejeweled pig. What some people won’t do to be relevant…and apparently there isn’t much these ladies won’t do. But hey, it’s escapism and I have to admit it’s entertaining in that watching a train wreck kind of way.


October 5th, 2010
2:04 am

@Malika: def feel share ur sentiment, so don’t hate yourself too much…hopefully those edited teasers aren’t too misleading and there will be loads of crazy to amuse viewers each week. These self-absorbed trainwrecks are not to be taken seriously, reality TV is the new scripted soap opera.

On another note:
Is Phaedra delusional? Apollo’s with her because he gave her a baby quick, fast and in a hurry. She’s got a cushy house and income stability, and ain’t needy like Nene. Dude did time for a ‘white collar crime,’ according to Phaedra, that implies he uses his brain in calculating ways to his advantage. He did well to go from a cell block to the limelight of cable TV. And he’s serving the eye candy that makes all them biatches moist. Now if Apollo slept around with Sheree, Kandi or Kim that would be the juicy scandal worth tuning in for…instead of Nene’s childish spat with Ms. Dwight.

Last thought:
Oh, Ms. Kandi. the thoughtful, sensitive matriarch is showing a penchant for men with thug trade attributes. Dudes she hook-up with got poor convo skills, seem boring as cardboard, and only got sex on their mind. Wish she was capable of showing young sistas who admire her how to raise the bar, by demanding a brotha be an intellectual challenge, somewhat seasoned on world affairs and a cut above the average stud jock. (I know, I sound delusional, that doesn’t make for engaging TV.)


October 5th, 2010
2:04 am

OMG, this show is one hot mess.

Kim’s daughter talks with her mouth full, gross. NeNe is a wide load, she looks like she put on 30 lbs., her hair looks like crap and she has one bad nose job. Kim’s wig looks hideous, please, please find a wig that looks natural. Sherry is just a poser and the new chick is just plain goofy…the only redeeming factor in the entire show is Kandy.

former atlanta

October 5th, 2010
6:43 am

keep it coming!!


October 5th, 2010
6:56 am

@jacqueline GUCCI is not spelled with an “h”!!!

The Magnificent Carnac returns...

October 5th, 2010
7:27 am

The Answer – Rodney and the RHOAs

The Question – Name 7 Hos that live and work in Atlanta

And that new gal may be smart and an atty, but she is nothing but pure trash…


October 5th, 2010
7:38 am


You forgot the best quote,

Nene, – “How could he loan somebody 10,000. He needs to get his nose fixed! Everybody wants to breath!”

Atl Resident

October 5th, 2010
7:38 am

Here we go with this BS show again……

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October 5th, 2010
7:45 am

Am I the only one who noticed that Gregg poured bottled water in a wine glass??? (the part when Nene was asking him about the money). Really? Water? Wine glass? I understand restaurants, but your crib? You gotta be snooty to do that at home.


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October 5th, 2010
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Brian Granville, Esq.

October 5th, 2010
8:31 am

NeNe is an embarrassment, a ticking time bomb waiting to explode for any superficial reason. This show is ruining these people, but very entertaining I must admit. Put a fool in front of the camera and this is what you get.


October 5th, 2010
8:35 am

gafemale you just figuring this out. Really??? You didn’t know this show and ALL REALITY shows are scripted.

And Commonsense — I think if you actually have lived in ATL you would know that many people who live here are not from here. So if you encountered sistas who did not like you because of your “accent” that does not mean they were Atlanta born and bred. Most sistas from Atlanta have friends and relatives all over the country and so I don’t know what kind of women you were hanging out with. I am from Atlanta and I don’t know any sista from Atlanta who is intimidated by someone from up north. Remember you folks are moving here in droves so WE already know our city is the real deal.

Donna P.

October 5th, 2010
8:39 am

Enjoyed the show last night. It is a hoot to watch. It appears NeNe is going to have lots of drama with the men in her life this season. I did notice that the RHW of Beverly Hills is starting next week. I thought they only did one RHW per season? Maybe I’m wrong. I wish NeNe and Danielle from RHW of New Jersey would do a reality show together!


October 5th, 2010
8:43 am

theRealread u better say it….LOL!!!!!!!

Boneshia Shequitha SheNaeNae Quartavious Jefferson

October 5th, 2010
8:55 am

Whys miss Nene trippin all da time. she all boo boo boo boo in Miss Kim face and then she act like Miss Kim crazy and what not.Miss Sherae so snoddy cuz she think she prety she not. uhuh. Miss Candy hair need to be did at 3 sistah and a needle ova on memorial drvive. Miss Fadra think she bettah then erybody and what not. These womens make me embarased cuz im a educate african queene and they needs to goes to skool to improve they lifes like me.


October 5th, 2010
9:01 am

Did anyone else about gag while watching Kim’s daughter slurp the ice cream? Good to see how Kim has taught her manners. She slurped the ice cream after she took off her shoes and placed them on the kitchen counter. Disgusting.

I liked the addition of Phaedra. She’s full of herself, but I think her strong personality will be good for the show.


October 5th, 2010
9:06 am

If you don’t read any other post, you gotta read the post from WHO, 10/5/10 @ 8:15 a.m. Hilarious!!!! That made my day. Thanks WHO! Enough said…

meyouand she

October 5th, 2010
9:13 am

Nene Leakes needs to bring it on down. Why is she so full of it. She is sitting bad examples for her sons. BIG loud-mouth.


October 5th, 2010
9:22 am

Phaedra is a sorry excuse for a lawyer if she thinks a pre-nup is “iron-clad” and that proves he wants her for her and not her money. Puh-leeze! He is along for the ride, enjoying all the perks. What does he do for a living anyway besides be her arm candy. She has the UGLIEST mouth I’ve ever seen!
She is sooo full of far…I’m not a fan..

Traffic Headache

October 5th, 2010
9:26 am

I find it hard to believe that so many people consider reality garbage like this “must see TV.”


October 5th, 2010
9:27 am

I’m pretty sure they had to create another zip code for Phaedra’s big arse, vaselined, lips. She is a JOKE!!! Her guy is definitely with her for the $$$$$ pre-nup or not. Her house (shown in AJC) is a potpourri of sheer crap. Nene is about as ghetto as ever…she is a friggin beast and a bully. It’s clear that she needs a serious shrink. Sheree is still delusional and looks uglier. Yes, Kandi’s hair was wackier than wack and she looked like she put on a few extra pounds. Dwight should have bitch slapped NeNe..and then ran like a girl. This show is a mess…I don’t even think I’ll watch anymore. Kim’s daughter is being primed to be a little stripper…talks with her mouth open..talks back to her mom…13? I could go on, but why bother?

velvet elvis

October 5th, 2010
9:27 am

Looks like RHoA found the AJC crack house. More embarressment for Atlanta…woo woo!


October 5th, 2010
9:35 am

I’m back last year I defended NENE but but not this year darling you are on your own. This attorney Phaedra I have heard of her when she defended Bobby Brown hopefully she got paid but her other clients have not a clue hope she is saving her money. Kandi darling take heed like Lisa and get out stick to your song writing. Kim simply useless and hopeless and she is setting a fine example for her children can’t we tell. Let me tell you something when we tell our children to do something they better do it right Kandi!! Sheree you will never act in Hollywood so why are you wasting your money? The best you can hope is street corner shows or at best playhouse but I don’t know since you are not acting on the show why don’t you try it maybe we can see you in a different light oh and your comment about those shoes how can you tell when something was last year when some shoes are timeless and we want mention the stuff you are wearing is very last year and before. We missed one of housewives last night Cynthia hopefully she will come off better than the rest of the crew. Smooches

Better than Bravo

October 5th, 2010
9:42 am

Reading this blog is better than Bravo. Only sucks up 5 minutes of your life and is way more entertaining!


October 5th, 2010
9:48 am

I’m glad most of these women are from outside Atlanta. It is unfortunate the only types of women, Black and white, are similar to these. Personally, I dont think we should ever complain about the way out children are growing up as long as we hold these women and most of the men associated with them, except NeNe’s Husband, as examples of what one can become. And by the way, one never has to tell someone they have class – - everyone recognizes it or the lack of it once you open your mouth.

Julie R Camp

October 5th, 2010
9:54 am

I’m so embarrassed for Atlanta. I didn’t watch last night, but reading the recap just makes me so sad that people think that Atlantan’s live like that bunch of nuts.

Brotha from anotha mutha

October 5th, 2010
9:58 am

What’s up with all of the poor images of Black Males represented on this show…after 3 seasons, we have come across only a couple of brothas that truly have it together like so many do in Atlanta..

This isn’t gay bashing but we get it. A lot of the gay guys in Atlanta do dress like these clowns!! This along with the uses of the athletic, thug, unemployed and now ex-con images of Black men have been overly used by Bravo.

Let’s get some positive images on this show to represent the successful and educated brothers of Atlanta. Along with being the home of Morehouse College, Atlanta is home to the greatest number of Black Male College Graduates outside of DC. Can we start seeing some of those


With that being said, there is absolutely no way any man would’ve allowed NeNe to go off on them like that. The way she emasculated Dwight was absolutely pitiful.


October 5th, 2010
10:09 am

I agree with all the comments on here this morning about RHOA!! I hate Khandi hair style its time for her to get a new look. I know she been going thru but really the hair and the few extra pounds have to go. Kim need to teach Brielle some manners…she is just a little sltbucket in training. The other child is just spoiled and she has no control over either of them. Phaedra is all about herself….technically she is not a housewife as she brings in the majority of the income. Bravo would have done better by making her husband a housewife, since he actually stays at home. Phaedra just seems so fake and hopefully by the next show she will have gotten rid of that white eyeshadow, where they do dat at?! Big ups to NeNe you looking a heck of alot better. These three seasons have given you enough money to get the much needed work you deserved. Such as hair, teeth, nose, and breasts. Now all you need is some acrylic for the awful stubs you call nails. Not a good look. But your makeup is on point…get your people to call Phaedra and set up an appointment. Also, Nene need to question Gregg a little more about the money cause it sounds to me like Dwight loaned him $500 + interest ($200) which in reality they own Dwight $700. That’s why he tore the check up, you wrote it for the wrong amount. LOL!! Plus next time take your checkbook with you, that was not cute writing a wrinkled check that look like it came from the camera mans wallet with a pin that look borrowed. You are fabulous remember, everything must be on point. Sheree had her bag,borrow,steal Berkin bag on the counter. I am sure she returned it the next day. Also her hair stylist needs a bra on if he insist on wearing those thin shirts. Also, Sheree you are not the end all, be all of fashion. Didn’t see you at fashion week this spring hun, get over yourself. The boutique was showcasing new shoes so I am sure she had some of her top sellers from a few seasons as well. Thats called Marketing. If you had half a brain and a business degree you would know that. I think I have touched on everyone from RHOA. Can’t wait til next week.