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‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ recap, ep 9: Dogs don’t bark at parked cars

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“If you’re not stirring it up, they’re not going to talk about you. Dogs don’t bark at parked cars.” - WXIA-TV anchor Karyn Greer to NeNe Leakes.

Drama between NeNe Leakes and her husband Gregg escalated during episode 9 of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” after a phone conversation Gregg had leaked onto the Web.

He said he had spent $300,000 building NeNe up and now she had gotten a big head and wanted out of the marriage. He said he wanted that $300,000 back.

Radio host Corey King, a friend of Gregg’s, apparently taped and released the early June conversation without Gregg’s knowledge. But King did so because Gregg owed him money, according to news accounts at the time. Gregg apologized to NeNe later.

Gregg is not a drama kind of guy. He always struck me as very low key and barely tolerant of the TV cameras around him. He seemed supportive of NeNe’s affairs when I last saw them together last year while she was promoting her book at a Buckhead Barnes & Noble. But as we have seen throughout this year, she has been making the bacon lately and his real estate investments were no longer helping him out anymore in this lousy economy.

He hid an investment he made with Dwight Eubanks and the exact amount was never clarified. NeNe has been complaining about Gregg to virtually every other housewife on the cast, saying her trust in him has waned A couple of episodes ago, she and Gregg got into an argument in front of Cynthia Bailey and her fiance Peter Thomas. She said he often slept in the basement.

On last night’s show, she even met with Randy Kessler, a well known local divorce attorney.

NeNe confronts Gregg. He acknowledges he may have exaggerated the $300,000. He said he was merely venting with Corey as a friend. “I can’t take back nothing I said,” he said. “That’s what I felt at the time.”

“I have said a lot of things out of anger,” NeNe responded. “But one thing I do is put a united front for your *ss… You have done me wrong as your wife. I have never done you wrong. Ever!”

She did express reluctance to divorce because she comes from a broken home. “Why would I want my kids in a broken home?”

After the argument collapses, they separate into different parts of the house.

“This is it between me and Gregg,” she told Bravo cameras. “We are over.”

In reality, we have seen no divorce papers filed between the two since that early June time period. Presumably, they have either reconciled or separated.

In other housewife action:

- Phaedra Parks had high blood pressure and stayed in the Augusta hospital an extra week after having Ayden Adonis. We see her coming home as she and Apollo (her husband) learn how to get a handle on the baby.

- Cynthia and her fiance Peter prep for their wedding, meeting with renowned Atlanta event planner Tony Conway of A Legendary Event. Her buddy and stylist Kithe Brewster helped out, talking to Conway like a Yale-educated Yuppie.

“I want my wedding to be perfect,” Cynthia said, “no matter what the cost.”

- Kim Zolciak grapples with her 13-year-old daughter Brielle and her growing boobs. Fortunately, Brielle wants an abstinence ring, hoping to avoid sexual intercourse until the age of 18. She spends $3,000 on a diamond ring from Chris Guven, identified as “Kim’s jeweler.” “It’s going to be so fantastic, it will keep her legs closed,” Kim said, with hope. (Will it work? Studies are a bit dubious.)

As NeNe, the voice of reason who said she lost her virginity at age 19, the year Kim had Brielle: “The truth is you have to lead by example, especially when you have daughters.  And Kim’s done a lot and said a lot in front of her daughters so we’ll have to see. The jury is still out.”

- Kandi Burruss hosts her Kandi Koated Nights online talk show with the other ladies. Oddly, NeNe and Kim are the most squeamish about the subject. Kim suggests that since Kandi has opted for celibacy, she’s obsessed with talking about sex.

Later, Kandi also dumbs down her “Your Ring Don’t Mean a Thing” tune by simplifying the melodies. Fortunately, Kim likes it more. (But obviously, Kim likes “Google Me” even more because that song with another producer is the one she’s peddling today.)

- Sheree Whitfield wisely breaks it off with “Dr.” Tiy-E Muhammad at the Highland Bakery. They both used  “air quotes” to great effect as the conversation ended:

“You say you’re a ‘doctor.’ ” – Sheree

“You say you’re a ‘woman.’ ” – Tiy-E’s amusing rejoinder.

QUOTABLE QUOTES

“Have you peed on anyone?” - Kandi, on her Kandi-Koated Nights with the other ladies.

“I was raised in the South. We don’t talk about things like that openly. Shut your mouth! You don’t say that out loud.”NeNe, being demure about sex.

“I need therapy after that!”NeNe after seeing Mr. Luscious, a male entertainer, and his rather humongous package.

“Now I’m sort of chained to this baby.”Phaedra, expressing enthusiasm about motherhood.

“Call me crazy but that’s my private life.” - Kim, about her sex life.

“Kim always thinks it’s about her.”NeNe, expressing the truth.

“I definitely want more children.”Kim to NeNe just weeks before getting knocked up by Falcons player Kroy Biermann.

And least convincing testament: “I want to push my vocals. It’s my passion. I love it.” – Kim, about her singing.

RATINGS

The eighth episode Nov. 21 hit a season high of 3 million, matching last year’s comparable episode. Ratings have gone up since the show moved to Sundays from Mondays Nov. 2.

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Kandi Burruss and her mom Joyce were guests. Kandi already knew about Kim’s pregnancy before the announcement last Monday. She also explained in detail the financial arrangement between her and Kim on “Tardy for the Party.” She said they agreed to split all royalties three ways. But Kim did not pay her for studio time or a producer’s fee. “She gave us only a small portion of the publisher’s royalties at the time,” she said. Kim’s first check was $30,000 and she gave Kandi $10,000 as agreed. Then  Kim’s lawyer, Kandi said, told her that was too much, that she should only pay her on the publishing, not the writers’ royalties. (That’s why Kim said she “overpaid” Kandi.) Kandi just gave the money back. She said Kim in the end paid her $4,000 out of $100,000-plus in revenue Kim received. Kandi could have disputed all this in court but “I didn’t want to go there because we’re cool,” she said. (She’s not really that cool because she keeps complaining about it but then again…)

“I don’t think we’re going to do music going forward,” she said.

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By Rodney Ho, rho@ajc.com, AJCRadioTV blog

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November 29th, 2010
1:47 am

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Malorie

November 29th, 2010
6:50 am

Just a few comments:

1. Phaedra acts like she doesn’t really want to be bothered with “Prince” Ayden.
2. Kim is delusional if she thinks that a $3000 diamond ring is going to keep Brielle from following in her own footsteps of “hoeness”.
3. What does Apollo do for a living, besides being Phaedra’s lapdog?
4. I hate to say it, but, I agreed with everything Sheree said last night!
5. Tiy-E is so full of crap, I had to clean my screen off after his departure scene. Who walks around with their “Ph.D. papers” as he called them? And, most people call it a diploma!
6. I wish Nene the best. I felt so bad for her last night. Gregg should be ashamed of himself. I’ve actually seen them together at Neiman’s several times, and he’s ALWAYS looking at other women. He definitely has a type, and Nene does not fit that type. If he wanted a woman who looked a certain way – that’s what he should have married.

Toni

November 29th, 2010
7:03 am

Zolciak would have been better served purchasing 3-K worth of condoms for her daughter rather than an abstinence ring. Even more frightening is Zolciak is going to procreate again.

Gregg spent 300-k on what? That..that..that something? Whatever it is…it’s really ugly.

NYTN

November 29th, 2010
7:28 am

I surprised at how many of my Facebook “friends” are “friends” with that fake “Dr.” Tiy-E Muhammad…

Southern man,

November 29th, 2010
7:31 am

Pure Trash, wouldnt want any of them living in my neighorhood.

amanda

November 29th, 2010
7:56 am

Yes, Malorie! I liked Sheree last night. She’s growing on me, and has been ever since her “who’s gonna check me, Boo?!!” comment. I think she could beat the crap out of me. She’s not afraid to be on camera with little or no make-up/fake lashes on. Then, when she was all dolled up, she was gorgeous! (And very attractive without the make-up, too.) I’m switching to Team Sheree!

amanda

November 29th, 2010
8:01 am

Oh, and I’m liking Kandi more and more. She just oozes “cool.” I barely look up when the model is on (no clue what her name is), and I am not a Phaedra (boring) fan.

Rodney Ho

November 29th, 2010
8:30 am

@Amanda. My wife said the same thing about Sheree. She’s actually sounding more reasonable and less deluded lately. Go figure!

bill gates

November 29th, 2010
8:36 am

LADONNA, IM HUNG LIKE A BULL GERBIL. YOU WANT SOME OF MY JUNK?

Michelle H

November 29th, 2010
8:36 am

I cracked up when Dr Tiy pulled his “credentials” out his back pocket!
Kim shopping for rings with her boobs hanging out- hilarious!
Fakedra turned up nose expression whenever she looked at the baby!
Is this SNL or Real Housewives?? LOL

larry

November 29th, 2010
8:50 am

Rumor has leaked out that one of the housewive’s man,not Kim’s,starts a hot love affair with a white woman.They are meeting at the W,The Ritz,she is showering him with gifts,money.
How could he be cheating with a white woman ?
I cannot wait for this episode !

hotlanta

November 29th, 2010
8:55 am

Greg spent $300,000 on NeNe and $30.00 on his jeri curl. Priceless. Go on and say it NeNe you wanna trade Greg in for a younger man for 2011. He was cute when you first met him now you can’t stand the site of him getting older while you are trying to stay younger with all of the plastic surgery.

when will it end?

November 29th, 2010
9:24 am

In reference to Phaedra’s claim that the B and B where they stayed was once a plantation…. it was not.

24k

November 29th, 2010
9:40 am

That Apollo sure is some eye candy…and the guy who was driving them home….:) I wish I could make a panting smiley…anywho did you guys see that on the next episode Phaedra almost drops the baby when he pees..I know shes a new mom but C’mon!! Anywho Im not buying the Greg and Nene crap….but he did embarras her and his freind was so wrong for recording him..Kandi was the only one with reason that knew Greg did not intentionally say that stuff….on the other hand..Kim and Sheree….didnt think that otherwise….and Kim you always put your business out there..dumb slut…..but finally Sheree and DR. Ty-E are too much to discuss this morning!

TYANNA73

November 29th, 2010
10:08 am

@LADONNA LOOKS ARE DECEIVING!! MR LUSCIOUS IS NOT ALL THAT BUT YOU CAN SEE HIM PERFORM ALONG SIDE THE OTHER ATL HOT BOYZ (MALE STRIPPERS) ALL AROUND ATLANTA AND SURROUNDING AREAS. TRUST ME THERE ARE MORE OF THEM THAT ARE A HELL OF A LOT BETTER THAN MR. LUSCIOUS..

Rae

November 29th, 2010
10:19 am

I’m SOOOOOO glad they don’t live in Atlanta! How you doing!?!

attytom

November 29th, 2010
10:40 am

Nene should leave Gregg alone. He is old , fat and disgusting. Greg and Peter look like old slaves.Both Nene and Cynthia are far too attractive for both of these out of shape old men. I do not understand why some sexy young women are involved with out of shape , old , unattractive men.Money is the great equalizer. However , neither Greg or Peter have it.

Greg has a double chin , man boobs , a gut , a pear shaped body , a gray jheri (sp?) , skin that lacks elasticity , and is short.He has to be very unappealing in the bedroom. Imagine him naked and what Nene must go through when making love to him————-nasty and disgusting! She would be a fool not to get a younger more attractive man——–cancel that negroe.

I see alot of attractive well shaped women , particularly black women ( im not talking about the fat so called ” thick sisters”) with overweight , out of shape , pear shaped , no muscularity , swollen belly men. Sex with a man built this way has to be disgusting .

Why would an attractive woman rub up against , touch , feel , massage , kiss ,etc a flabby , soft , pudgy , boyish man. Is love that great or is the woman fantasizing bout a sexy man and pleasing herself other times. I believe it is the latter.

And before all the politically correct , spiritual and/or married women say looks dont matter or looks are in the eyes of the beholder( i e Gregg may be attractive to some) be a woman and admit that a tall muscular facially attractive man is far more desirable than an overweight unattractive short man. This is why all women overtly or covertly go crazy and get excited by the likes of Morris Chestnut , Boris , Mike Vick , Michael Jordan, Will Smith etc not Steve Harvey , Al Sharpton , Cedric the entertainer or CNNs Roland Martin etc. Lets keep it real. This is why women go crazy at fun parties or male strip shows.When is the last time your husband and or boyfriend made you feel this way.

Some women , not all , simply relinquish or do without true pleasure and ultimate physical satisfaction for the health and welfare of their relationship or marriage and their significant others ego.However , a significant time without true pleasure and physical satisfaction leads to boredom and unfulfillment manifested by breakups , divorce , cheating and fantasizing about other men.

Women , be like a man , and do you. Stop fantasizing and suppressing your lust and desire for the tall , muscular attractive brother and go for it. Life is too short. Moreover , chances are your significant other or husband is screwing someone else anyway.

Ladies , your thoughts?

red ryder

November 29th, 2010
10:57 am

what idiot bought Kims’ music (hard to even call it that). just show that there are dumb asses everywhere!! she is nothing but a bleached blonde, fake boob hooker that will spred her legs for a few bucks.

Attytom Please Shut Up!

November 29th, 2010
11:21 am

@attytom, sounds like you’re speaking from experience. Are you always this passionate about someone else sex & love life? Why are you so interested in someone else sex life anyway? Is your man or woman satisfying you? Or are you so backed up, that you need to talk about Gregg & NeNe’s sex life, to get off your rocker? I bet you’re day dreaming about what goes on in their bedroom! Who cares about what Gregg looks like and how she can do better than that. Apparently, NeNe’s been happy enough to be with him this long.

As for Cynthia and Peter, I think Peter is sexy.

Bottom line is everyone has their own preference and taste. That’s why we all come in different colors, shapes and sizes. I’m curious as to what you look like?

Mary J.

November 29th, 2010
11:26 am

I think its really sad that Phaedra said her new born was GROSS! What is really gross is those Maybelline Lips of her. And that Jail bird she married.

NeNe my girl keep your head up…someone will sweep you off your feet.

hotlanta

November 29th, 2010
11:59 am

ATT I am ROTFLMAO you are sick. Right on talking bout ole men. I had one to approach me with a head full of gray hair, muscle shirt and men breasts. I was like UGHHHH!!!!!! He needs a bra from Catherine’s. Men think no matter how old they get they still think they are the bomb when they have been bombed out. Roland needs that rug that Eddie Long has on his head as well. Cedric ain’t entertaining nobody but himself. Don’t get me started on Steve “Serial Marrier” Harvey.

Andrea

November 29th, 2010
12:08 pm

@hotlanta: It’s Steve “Serial Marrier, Cab Calloway suit rip-off Harvey. LOL.

pmuckle

November 29th, 2010
12:11 pm

when is the show ending and i hope they don’t renew the show…End of story!

Black and Proud

November 29th, 2010
12:17 pm

I ain’t sayin’ they are golddiggers, but they not hanging out with no broke……..

larry

November 29th, 2010
12:20 pm

Peter is just so sexy,he’s a black George Clooney.

DENISE

November 29th, 2010
12:30 pm

IF I WERE NENE ANYHOW WHO NEEDS GREG’S OLD FAT SELF ANYHOW LET HIM GO. KANDI IS PLAYING STICK TO MUSIC TAGS IS A BUST, YOU NEED A STYLIST. TAGS THEY SIT AROUND WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY IN THE PLACE, OR GET RID OF THAT STAFF INCLUDING THE MANAGER, HER CHILDREN. ALSO KANDI GET RID OF THAT COLOR NOT A GOOD ONE. YOU NEED TO BRING BACK LISA ADDING BACK HER AND NENE ARE GOOD, THAT NEW PERSON CINDY OR CYNTHIA NEEDS TO GO DULL, BORING. KIM LARD HELP US WITH HER. HOPEFULLY SHE WILL STOP SMOKING, AND BE A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR THIS NEXT CHILD. GOOD SHOW NEEDS SOME TOUCHING UP. SHEREE WELCOME TO GA. GOOGLE EVERYONE EVERYTHING HONEY AND YOU WILL BE FINE, DO NOT TRUST IN MONEY AND LOOKS ………… WELCOME TO NORMAL LIFE AND A MESS OF DATING IN GEORGIA

arlene

November 29th, 2010
12:38 pm

By the way, when Phaedra and Apollo first arrived at the B&B, Apollo asked her what the snack was. Did I hear her say “Ladyfingers and “BARBARIAN cream?” I think the word is BAVARIAN cream. And why don’t they have a nanny, since they don’t know what to do with that precious little baby? It’s not like they can’t afford it.

[...] that Kim’s fellow cast member NeNe Leakes may be getting a divorce from her husband Gregg. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Gregg said he had spent $300,000 building NeNe up and now she had gotten a big head and wanted out [...]

bill gates

November 29th, 2010
12:48 pm

atty tom, why aint you at the gym or in your highrise countin your stacks?

Sophia

November 29th, 2010
12:48 pm

I disagree. Peter is not sexy. It’s amazing that a beautiful and well spoken woman would marry a man like Peter. There is no security or longevity in the nightclub industry. He has 5 children and hopefully, he’s not still paying child support. Otherwise, he would have to be an extremely wealthy man. Also, he looks much older than 50!

Mr. Ty whatever his name is that I don’t care to check the spelling of, looks like some of the garbage that I’ve met here in Atlanta. Always misrepresenting themselves and looking like damn fools in the end. Just get a real job. That is if anyone would hire you with that strange hair.

I’ve seen Greg and Nene in Neiman’s (the outlet) shopping and he does stare at other women. Well, he stared at me anyway. I would have no interest his type and he’s another ATL man that needs to get a real job.

Apollo – another ATL man that needs to get a job.

Val

November 29th, 2010
1:09 pm

I am getting where I really don’t like Gregg, he seems really COLD, NeNe needs to clock him in that basement, Also Kandi don’t do nothing else for kim’s ungrateful ass apparently she don’t know how much studio time cost amoung other things, in fact I wouldn’t do business with her at all let her take her money to another producer then she will see just how good she had it, I wouldn’t do anything for her if she paid me, Kim went to her Lawyer, WOW, at least you now see what she’s capable of. Friends don’t treat friends like Kim treated you, but Karma is a bitch.

Ray

November 29th, 2010
1:11 pm

Nene,
be careful what you ask for. Since you are making the cheese, you would probably end up paying him alimony should you divorce.

Big E

November 29th, 2010
1:22 pm

Way too much personal drama airing on this show…Isn’t anything private anymore. They all seem so unhappy with their lives. Loosen up and stop taking yourselves so serious. And Kim, you ought to quit while you are ahead thinking you can sing. Thank God for Kandi on this show, because it would be a total mess. They look mean and evil even on the Soul Train awards lastnight. Famous words from Mr. Rodney King, :Can’t We All Just Get Along.”

hotlanta

November 29th, 2010
1:50 pm

Wow NeNe divorcing Greg. The single women in Atlanta are excited. I bet the woman at Magic City already got a back room for him to make it rain. He knows where to go and get another wife.

The One

November 29th, 2010
1:55 pm

I watch the San Francisco 49ers women on tv last night (get it the 49ers search for gold) I really like Kandi she is hardly one she makes her own money and is down to earth Mrs. P she has a trophy someone she can take somewhere and show off and people be like girl you got a good looking man but he isn’t hitting on nothing Sheree head coach of the 49ers please get a job and bring something to the table except what god brought you into this earth with Kim owner of the 49ers team NeNe was correct you lead by example and a ring not going to keep any young girl today legs close a vice grip wouldn’t keep these young ones leg close The Model Cynthia I don’t know why you on the show only thing I can say I like how Leon come here and be involved with his child its good to see there are some brothers out there who take care of their responsibility in life keep up the good work Leon it will have a great effect on your daughters life. NeNe the only thing I will say is when the going get tough the tough gets going

ATLGAL

November 29th, 2010
2:02 pm

I am soo disgusted at Phaedra..how stupid can one be??? What a adorable baby and 1 dumb ass mother!!! Kim is telling us that her and Kroy were about to date and become parents. I like Kandi shes a freak though. NENE I feel bad for her.. Cynthia..a million dollars on a wedding and ur husbands club is closed…hmmmmm. ok.

Lynn

November 29th, 2010
2:15 pm

Phraedra is as phony as a 3 dollar bill. She treats her son and husband like trained animals rather than Human Beings. NENE I totally understand why she is upset with Greg. Cory is a straight PUNK for tellin on Greg as if they are in second grade. Cory probably is the type of man who gets taken care of by a women. PUNK PUNK PUNK. Can someone please tell Kim she cant sing a lick and the only reason why she gets airtime is because she is the minstrel show for the week. Kandi is cool as usual. Sheree finally got rid of the Lying a(((hole.

chnc

November 29th, 2010
2:32 pm

It is quite disgusting and childish to see grown ass adults making comments on replacing your significant other because of looks. As Gregg, we will all age, unfortunately many of us will not age with dignity and class. I am 39 and don’t look the same as I did at 19 or for that matter 29, however I have matured and accepted the reality of aging, loving yourself and aging your life partner.

Grow up ghetto nation and get a real job and a stable family and maybe you will understand why your body and mind changes!!!

Angie

November 29th, 2010
2:45 pm

Does anyone know where NeNe got that leather jacket she wore at Kandi’s store?

attytom

November 29th, 2010
2:46 pm

Im not interested in someones elses sex life , let alone Nene or Gregs. Trust , I have a very active sex life of my own. And I am involved with nothing but in shape extremely attractive women. Just because one comments about how disgusting sex must be with an overweight unattractive man does not mean they are interested in same.

Dont attack me. Please answer the question I posed. Why do attractive in shape women sleep with fat , out of shape , unattractive men———–who do not have money.

As for what I look like , as I said before on this blog , I am a former stripper. I am 6 5 190 lbs and muscularly ripped ( no fat whatsoever). I am also paid.

Now , please answer the aforementioned question.

On another note , Sheree is fine( pretty and in shape).

boohoo

November 29th, 2010
2:59 pm

Rodney…When are you going to report that Peter’s Uptown Club closed???

attytom

November 29th, 2010
3:15 pm

@chnc , your husband or significant other must be fat , out of shape , man boobed , pear shaped , swollen bellied and double chinned. I know it dont matter because at your age and with your maturity looks dont count.

bill gates

November 29th, 2010
3:30 pm

atty tom, dont you know evryone hidin behind the key board is buff, sexy and paid. damn you a fool.

leo mullin

November 29th, 2010
3:30 pm

yes , what bill said.

leo mullin

November 29th, 2010
3:32 pm

and by the way sherHE is a man

attytom

November 29th, 2010
3:33 pm

@ bill gates , the only difference is that I KNOW THAT I REALLY AM.

chnc

November 29th, 2010
3:59 pm

attytom, my wife is very attractve but she will eventually lose some of her attractive features and I have accepted that but then again that’s part of going through the maturation process.

Did your mother look at your father and complain about how disgusting he looked in his advanced age, I don’t think so. Did you look at your grandmother in disgust because maybe she had body fat and some physical features declined over time, hopefully not.

attytom over time your belly will sag, you will get a double chin due to age and that’s just the laws of nature. Hopefully, by that time your wife understands that she is no longer with a stripper and your bank account will match your ego. n the meantime, grow up!!!

leo mullin

November 29th, 2010
3:59 pm