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‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ episode 3, season 3: Not too gay

All generalizations are false -  including this one. – Mark Twain

kim-zolciak-tardy-for-the-party-photosKim Zolciak is not a musician. She never will be. She’s more an accidental dabbler who can sing dance tunes with minimal range.

But a gay circuit party promoter figured her fame on “Real Housewives of Atlanta” and her catchy ditty “Tardy for the Party” were enough to pay Kim some bucks for a few minutes on stage.

This also gave the RHOA producers a hook for episode No. 3. We see Kim prepping for the show in semi-panic, semi-petulant mode. Kandi Burruss, the songwriter and producer who helped make “Tardy for the Party” palatable, meets her there to help her out.

Kim is seen running around (over) packing. She drives a yellow Lamborghini with her assistant and a separate limousine for her luggage. Yes, she rented a separate limousine just for her luggage. That’s worth repeating for the pure excessive absurdity, eh?

“Kim has one single and she’s acting like Lady Gaga – already,” Kandi says, in her eye-rolling best.

Kim has trouble learning the simple choreography during rehearsals. “I don’t know what Kim’s goal is as an artist,” Kandi says. “She doesn’t really practice. She doesn’t seem to take it seriously.” Is this a surprise?

At the gay party scene, Kim amusingly slobbers over the hotties. “Are you gay or straight, buddy?” she asks one partygoer. “OMG!” she says, like a giddy teenager, as one strips off his shirt. “I found my soul mate!”

After she picks an ultra-tight prom-like dress to wear on stage, Kim is worried her boobs will fall out – like the gays would really care. The designer adds straps to keep them in. Just before she gets on stage, she realizes the dress is popping up, Marilyn Monroe style, so he saves her by pinning it down.

On stage, Kim actually holds up well, remembering all the words to her song and getting the basic moves down. Kandi joins her partway through to be her “hype girl.” “I was sad it was over,” Kim says afterwards.

Has Kandi created a monster?

In other “Housewives” developments:

- Phaedra Parks fleshes out her relationship with Apollo, her husband who has recently gotten out of prison for racketeering and got her impregnated. She said she had known him since college, which is why she hooked up with him so soon after his prison sentence.

She then makes some debatable racial generalities between “black and white households.”

First, she makes it sound like corporal punishment is only a “black” thing. Apollo, who she said is bi-racial and raised with at least one white parent, is against it.  She is all for it. She also believes that children are to be seen, not heard, a truly old-fashioned conceit Apollo also complains about but is hardly a racial thing.

Then here’s the doozy of them all:

“Apollo does not like very elaborate dishes,” Phaedra says. “I am a connoisseur of finer foods. Growing up in white households, he’s not used to all this fancy stuff. He likes canned food and packed meats. He doesn’t care. It’s important to feed people the way I like to be fed which is best of the best.”

Yes. White households just eat Spam and bologna and dine at Waffle House. I guess she never watches the Food Network – or seen the clientele at, say, Bacchanalia.

She also notes that she loves material things while Apollo appreciates quality time, understandable after five-plus years in prison. And given his job prospects, his likely inability to bestow her material things could be a major obstacle to her happiness.

“The simplicity of things don’t move you,” Apollo said.

- Sheree Whitfield tries to clear the air with Dwight Eubanks over his claim that he spent $30,000 on last year’s She By Sheree fashion show. He even brings along a publicist. (Really?) Anyway, he fails to account for the $30,000 he supposedly spent, noting some copies he made and $1,200 for a seamstress. “He’s not a friend,” Sheree said sourly after the meeting.

We also meet her 24-year-old daughter Tierra, who moved back to Atlanta after college with her boyfriend Damon. We find out Sheree had her as a teen and Sheree is relieved when she finds out Tierra has no plans to have a baby anytime soon. “I’m too young and fabulous to be a grandma,” said Sheree in typical Sheree grandiosity. “I’m not ready!”

- This is the first episode this year where NeNe Leakes is not the focus. NeNe gets a new dog and calls the little pup Playa. She talks to her 11-year-old son Brantt about his older brother’s transgressions and tells him not make the same mistakes while being vague exactly why Bryce landed in jail in the first place  – for pot possession and outstanding tickets.

- Cynthia Bailey, the newbie with not a lot of airtime yet, expresses doubt to her sister and assistant Malorie about getting married to her boyfriend and fiance Peter Thomas.  “As soon as the ring comes, you call it off,” Malorie says, based on at least two other engagements that ended up in breakups.

“Am I being selfish?” Cynthia asks.

“I didn’t see the healthiest marriages,” Cynthia rationalizes later. “I don’t want to sign on for that… I fear being dependent on a man.”


“He’s no different from Martha Stewart. He served his time. People just need to get over it.” – Phaedra, defending her man.

“My wigs all have different names. I just name them whatever: Debbie, Jane, Jody, Sierra. Pack them all – not with the heads!”  – Kim, before leaving for a gay circuit party.

“I could probably beat Bryce up” - NeNe, after false rumors he was involved in gang activity.

“If you have $30,000, wouldn’t you fix your nose so you can breathe?” - Sheree in catty mode about Dwight claiming he spent that much on her fashion show.

“This is when I wish I had a wiener!” - Kim, using an outhouse.

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227 comments Add your comment


October 19th, 2010
12:39 am

palm springs, ca. no NC


October 19th, 2010
12:45 am

Ok, confusing…NORTH CAROLINA? She drove the car to NC? Ok, someone needs to make a correction.

The Magnificent Carnac is back...

October 19th, 2010
7:16 am

A – Rodney and the RHOA…

Q – Name 7 Ho’s that live and work in Atlanta…


October 19th, 2010
7:31 am

OMG!!!! Where do I begin?

Let’s start with Miss Kim. First of all, Earth to Kim!! Earth to Kim!!! All you tell us in the first season is how you want to be a singer and entertain. Then, when you have a slight opportunity to actually do this, you spend no real time rehearsing. Your lack of work ethic is laughable. All you want is the “life style” Kim, you don’t want to actually have to do the work it takes to get there!!! That being said, you’ll NEVER be taken seriously!!! The yellow sports car and the limo for your luggage?? OMG!! Are you serious?? You are so over the top and NOT in a good way!! No jealously here hun, it’s just plain sad!!
Phaedra Parks: You have got to be kidding me!!! The remarks you made regarding white households and packed meat….Woman, you need to be corrected!! I am a white woman and my Mother NEVER had packed meat in our home. What a stupid comment that was and sadly, made you look like a total idiot! Believe it or not, you are now below Kim Z on the opinion pole of stupid!!! Get over yourself sister….you are not all that!!!

NeNe!! I was cheering you on with your speech to Brison. I have a 21 year old son and could not have said it ANY BETTER!! I think Mothers all over the USA were cheering you on as well!!


October 19th, 2010
7:33 am

Phaedra is a CLASSIC example of someone who has NEVER had anything and she THINKS she has everything now and THINKS she knows everything. She sounds really stupid to be honest. And her marriage, wow thats off to a great start- she is on the road to losing her husband. You can tell he is even uncomfortable with all her “Southern lady being proper crap” – she knows nothing about being proper- she looks like the needle was left a bit to long in the lips for the extra plumpness….she is a fake and treats her husband like a second class citizen. Is she the end all be all because she passed the bar exam? Heck no……. and because her husband was raised in a white family makes him less than…???? She showed all the stupidity in that fat head of hers. She MUST be racist as well. I am mixed and was raised by my white and black side of each family, and she clearly was raised someone or something that gave her no proper home training; whatever her hang up is, it is not even really shameful, it is pathetic that she is the way she is. If we had the money she thought she was WORTH, we could all retire. She is a real joke.

Nicole N.

October 19th, 2010
7:37 am

Really…….. I gotta agree with you. I am also mixed and Phaedra is full of it. She is truly someone who has never had money and feels the need to belittle anyone else around her to make herself feel better about whatever it is she is doing. She is a racist souther lady and she can go right where the sun don’t shine bia!!!!!


October 19th, 2010
7:39 am

Who cares! Its like that other show “keeping up with the ________’s” who really cares. No talent, your 15 min’s are up, please go away. Exit stage left, please don’t trip on your way out!

Phaedra hater

October 19th, 2010
7:39 am

This whole show is a real joke. Phaedra and her fakeness. Sheree and her daughter back from school…. and the other one who enjoys having men propose…. Really,,,,, all these ho’s need a serious check up from the neck up; they all some ghetto tricks who came in to money by way of the men the slept with and not one of them has an ounce of class.


October 19th, 2010
7:41 am



October 19th, 2010
7:42 am

@Magnificent: Wow, that was sooo funny. You should do stand up. So original. You should be a professional comedian……NOT!!!

WHAT THE ******

October 19th, 2010
7:43 am

Kandi- leave now while there is still a chance,,,,,,,,, you seem to be the only one with some brains….. last night you said you were not a background singer…. well you might not be, but you are an IDIOT if you allow thi sshow to continue to bring you down.

God Bless the STUPID they know not what they do

October 19th, 2010
7:49 am

PHAEDRA PHAEDRA PHAEDRA… My mother always told me if you know you are stupid and don’t say anything no one else will know. She is about the dumbest broad (not lady) I have seen in a long while. I wish you well but I am not too sure your husband is going to put up with your crap for much longer as soon as he can start making his own money and support himself. You never want to make your husband feel he is less than a man or stupid. Why would you marry a person who you think is not your equal. PHAEDRA PHAEDRA PHADRA


October 19th, 2010
7:51 am

yeah…that episode was the beginning of Apollo’s sprint out of her life and their kids.. Fatdra is the typical “book smart with no brains or class” woman. She certainly is confused about the etiquette that proper southern women live by. Oh well..she’ll be alone with her lips, her baby and bitterness shortly.

While I didn’t care for Sheray last season, I’m starting to like her this season. Sheray I’m to fabulous to be a grandma.. LOL.. you go She by Sheray.

NeNe is well NeNe.. I can empathize with her and her struggles…

Kim: I LOVE KIM. Typicall blonde ditz, I love it.

the other two I’m not feeling at the moment.


October 19th, 2010
8:22 am

and the ajc wonders why no one buys it

Southern man,

October 19th, 2010
8:25 am

Kim, those thighs are as big as a volkswagon, you are certainly one BIG girl, you and NaNa, but we all know shes a man.

Troubled Advertiser

October 19th, 2010
8:27 am

Better question than what happened on Housewives last night…………….Who cares?


October 19th, 2010
8:28 am

If we know your geography we know Kim and Khandi went to California, I think Rodney did this on purpose to see who is paying attention the rest was normal with the exception of Phaedra this chick is as fake as the hair on Kim’s head the rest not worth addressing. “Smooches”


October 19th, 2010
8:31 am

Where do I begin? First, Phaedra! This chick is definitely a piece of work. She needs to realize that “abuse” which she calls discipline, is done in the household of all races. It’s sad when you say that you’re gonna slap your kid if they even look at you sideways! What kind of a monster are you! I’m black and that NEVER happened in my house. Children should be seen and not heard?! Where did you grow up again?

You also need to get a grip on your nastiness before you lose your man. You seem to be of the opinion that only your opinion matters. Sweetie, that’s a one way street to divorce. It takes 2 to make a marriage work. Your husband doesn’t appear to be ignorant, but you certainly do. Your comments about white people, while being married to a bi-raical man shows your ignorance and lack of respect for him. Is this how you will raise your kid? To be a racist?

Nene, I feel you about your son, but you are still too loud and obnoxious for me.

@Phaedra hater, you need to get a grip. Khandi and Cynthia earned their money by working their craft.

The sad thing is.....

October 19th, 2010
8:45 am

The sad thing is.....

October 19th, 2010
8:45 am

trash and more trash


October 19th, 2010
8:46 am

Phaedra sound ignorant to have been to law school. I guess she is not hoping for any new clients. Who would actually hire her besides some thugged out D-list rapper.

Daniel Burse

October 19th, 2010
8:56 am

Having read about Phaedra Parks over the years as an Entertainment Lawyer, I am surprised how horrible she comes off. She is racist, period. I would not want her to represent me if I was an Entertainer having to go in front of Non Black judges and juries. When you truly think the way she speaks abuot White people, (and she is wrong), how can you effectively argue cases in front of them. Kandi still comes off as the ONLY one who actually works, has talent and strives for her OWN. Maybe Cynthia will be the same as we learn more about her. In REAL LIFE, Nene would get ONE good Beatdown and that would pretty much be it! Sheree is so far from Fabulous it’s not funny! Man, what a joke.


October 19th, 2010
9:07 am

Yes…it’s all of the good unprocessed food that has led to African Americans having the highest obesity rates in the country.

this show stinks

October 19th, 2010
9:25 am

Did Phaedra’s parents open the medicine cabinet and come up with her name?
She acts like she is so important but she married a prisoner………
Hello, did he have an AIDS test before he impregnated her?
Prison— hello.


October 19th, 2010
9:26 am

I was watching this morning on DVR and for some1 that has an education like Phaedra she sounds very ignorant. Just because he grew up in a white household he can’t appreciate fine foods. SMFH @ her some ppl don’t like complicated dishes of food that does not mean he don’t appreciate it. Very ignorant statement and if a white person said what she said in reverse terms black folks would in outrage. I’m a black man saying this right is right wrong is wrong. :)


October 19th, 2010
9:29 am

Thugged out D-list rapper??? You sound just as bad as Phaedra did last night stereotyping people.

As far as the show, Phaedra obviously did not come from money. That part is evident by her constant need to put people down who have less than her. If I hear her say “I’m a true southern bell” one more time, I’m going to lose it. I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and have been her over 30 years but NEVER have I acted the way she does nor felt the need to put others down who had less than me or think my race was better.

I am liking Sheree, NeNe, Kandi and Cynthia this season (who sister looks 10 years older than her) but I am not really feeling Phaedra or Kim. Kim needs a wake up call and if I were Kandi, I would take every dime that is owed to me before I waste my time writing one sentence for her next big hit!


October 19th, 2010
9:33 am

off topic but, do anyone see Phaedra’s crib profiled by the AJC? Successful lawyer, ATL socialite, style, grace, fashion…..then you see her proudest pice of interior design work…..wait for it……a framed Mike Vick jersey…, could you get any more ghetto?

Who would ever want to be a client of hers or take her seriously, what a dumbass, you go girl, her house will be foreclosed by years end like the rest of those former stripper, athlete chasing ho bags

Atlanta Cub

October 19th, 2010
9:36 am

ghetto hood rats!!!


October 19th, 2010
9:37 am

WOW… I may say so my self I really like Kandi you I can say I understand you are as real as the show gets I love your home I heard you state that you are going to sell it and move why? If fits you and your daughter. I know you will Keep it real I could not see you No other way. I put you on a level all by your self. Kandi they are funny when you get there age Opps is it that they just look old to me ? Kandi watch out for Kim but I know you are ready for that. Kim really you are so how can I say this perfectly purchased you know fake nothing seam real about you. Sweetie here is a need to do for you ( You better run like forest Gump did). Sheray wow you for got how the last person who help you told you about your self ? Your the kind of person who want climb the mountain it self but will climb on someone to get to the top. Pheadra Pheadra why ? NeNe ok I understand you some time but people are not always up for your mess I think you let that height and weight get to your head with you having all that already you know the size you dont have to be so loud.


October 19th, 2010
9:38 am

Wake up Phaedra!!!!! Apollo is not like Martha Stewart. He was sentenced to 18 years for racketeering. He had 20 indictments for theft by receiving stolen property, forgery in the first degree,sale or possession of a vehilce from which VIN had been removed. He also has 4 aliase names he went by and he is now on parole.


October 19th, 2010
9:40 am

For Phaedra to act like she’s so “high and mighty”, she disgusts me! She grew up in one of the local housing projects in Athens and acts like she was raised with a silver spoon in that fat mouth of hers. Give me a break! Its just a matter of time before that husband of hers gets sick and tired of her treating him like a servant!
I commend Kandi for attempting to help Kim, even though she can’t sing one bit! Kandi seems to be a sweet person but she should use her gift to help someone that will prosper in the music business!


October 19th, 2010
9:56 am

Working thier craft to earn money??? I guess sleeping around is now called working a craft now. Cynthia admitted she enjoys being engaged- what a fool. This show sucks **** like the stars!

Better than Bravo

October 19th, 2010
9:58 am

Lawd! THANK GOD I kicked Phaedra to the curb! And with the age difference, if she knew Apollo dating back to college was she his baby sitter? Or was this when he was in college? SMH…. Eyeroll

Glad this show is at least a vehicle for people to see who what asses these people really are.

Molly the white girl

October 19th, 2010
10:04 am

So Phaedra thinks white people do not like “fancy stuff” Eat w/ you mouth closed, Phaedra. Apollo was in prison for racketeering and receiving stolen items?! He is TOO good for her. Phaedra is a JOKE!


October 19th, 2010
10:10 am

Cynthya needs to go! She does not add anything to the show but boredom.
I LOVE the addition of Pheadra. She and Sheree are my favorite! They are both totally delusional and full of themselves. Very entertaining!
And Apollo is definitely eye-candy! Yummy!


October 19th, 2010
10:13 am

Do these people exist?

Shananeeee Fananeeee

October 19th, 2010
10:15 am

Poor Rodney has to keep up with and write about this trash.

May I?

October 19th, 2010
10:34 am

As a Mom to 3 bi-racial children – Guess what Phaedra?! There is a huge possibility your child will come out VERY light skinned and maybe LOOK WHITE! So if there is “white” on Apollo’s side of the family you best be stopping with your snitty white comments and realize THAT IS YOUR CHILD you will soon be disrespecting!


October 19th, 2010
10:45 am

Phaedra has the BBW syndrome..bitter black woman


October 19th, 2010
10:57 am

I do not care for Kandi. She seems uneducated and for her to have money why won’t she do something to her hair. She just does not seem to fit. This show is like the basketball wives – they both contain the words “wife or wives” but only 2 couples on ATL are married and only one on the Basketball wives. Am I missing something with the title?


October 19th, 2010
11:11 am

Phaedra-how does this racist have any clients after hearing what she said??? I would fire her in a heartbeart for saying this crap on tv. She is a respected lawyer??? Respected by whom?? Trash?? If a white person said this nonsense they would be banned for life. I believe that the banning needs to happen whether you are black/white/orange/grey/cream..whatever you are. This girl is a flat out racist. If you have any respect for society you would fire her asap. Just awful.


October 19th, 2010
11:16 am

Phaedra, as a black lawyer and former President of the Gate City Bar Association, an association organized almost 65 years ago by and for black lawyers to provide professional education,social and community involvement for black lawyers who had been excluded from participating in the segregated bar associations, has in one appearance on this reality show done more to tarnish the credibility and goodwill of black lawyer than all of the Amos and Andy shows.

Al Feretta

October 19th, 2010
11:17 am

Dear Lord, Please let a couple well-placed bullets or well-trimmed brake lines put an end to this show and all it’s participants.

The World


October 19th, 2010
11:26 am

Phaedra should be ashamed of the way she acted. She belittled her husband and others. And to think you are an entertainment attorney. I would never employ your services, just because of your NASTY disposition! What a attractive woman with an unattractive spirit!!! But you know what ATL is filled with these types!!!


October 19th, 2010
11:28 am

OK, I totally think you guys are taking Phaedra comment too far about the packed meats in white households. I AGREE with her comment(s)!!! He embarrassed her and was looking all stupid at the food when the chef brought it out. DUH, that’s your house CRAZY Apollo and you should have asked the chef….”WHAT IS SHE COOKING” before turning your nose up at the food in front of guests. He looked like a fool to me smelling and looking at the food CRAZY! He got what he deserves and I think that comment was suitable to his actions! THANK YOU VON!


October 19th, 2010
11:30 am

Phaedra married Apollo cause he is cute and good in bed. But he has zero smarts about him


October 19th, 2010
11:40 am

One of my close friends who is white was enraged about those comments of Phaedra’s and had every right to be. She said she hopes he leaves her for white girl lmao! Phaedra was just wrong. If she feels that way, why did she marry a biracial man that btw she thinks that she is better than. I can’t believe that she speaks that way to her husband but she will be by herself soon with her degrees to keep her warm at night

Just don't know!!!

October 19th, 2010
11:41 am

Weren’t white people the first to eat “fancy stuff”???


October 19th, 2010
11:50 am

I liked Phaedra Parks until her racist comments against white folks last night. That was unnecessary and if the tables had been turned and a white person had said that about black families it would have made a huge stink… But Apollo is still fine.


October 19th, 2010
12:04 pm

I am just not feeling the lawyer lady. Her husband looks out of place. I get the impression he is not working? I think her makeup is too heavy. She has no culture or class only the money to cover up her limitations but that doesn’t work very long, you tell from the other comments. I doubt Mr. Parks will leave, based on his type of crimes, he is probably comfortable with a woman like her taking care of him. To her he is cute but not cute enough to overlook his past and forget about the career you have built based on your integrity. I don’t care how well he can lay some pipe either, I get the same feelign from buying an expensive pair a shoes. He can be Mr. Mom/Nanny while she is out working. My ex-fiance married a woman lawyer who looks like a silverback because her paycheck was longer than mine. I cried.