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‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ ep 12

dish-121310-kandiI’m on vacation this week so I can’t do my regular recap, but I’m going to  leave this space open so you can provide YOUR comments below. Currently, I see Bravo is skipping Dec. 26 and running episode 13 on January 2, 2011. That’s probably just as well  since people’s TV watching schedules are usually all over the charts during Christmas weekend.

[Thanks Jen for doing the recap for me here!]

The season finale is set for January 16, with two reunion shows after that and a “lost footage” extras episode.

Based on the promos, Kandi gets nervous about her upcoming promo tour with Kim and NeNe worries about landing big-name interviews for her WXIA-TV gig as an entertainment correspondent. And there’s a delightful blow up between Phaedra and Kim as they cart out each other’s dirty laundry.

RATINGS RECAP

For episode 11 on Dec. 12, the show drew 2.9 million viewers. That’s down a bit from last week but still ahead of the comparable episode 11 from season two, when 2.6 million viewers watched the show. It’s clearly the top “Housewives” show among the six incarnations. In comparison, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” drew 1.9 million viewers on Dec. 9.

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

37 comments Add your comment

I'm Not A Math Major, But...

December 19th, 2010
11:21 pm

@ the spa, Phaedra said her baby weighed 7 lbs, 23 oz.. For such and “intelligent” woman, wouldn’t she know that there are only 16 oz per lb.??? As such, her baby weighed 8 lbs 7 oz.

And for such a Christian, Southern belle, how does she know so much about male strippers and what “tricks” they can (and will) perform, as well as how to book them???

Truthpaste

December 20th, 2010
1:28 am

Enjoy your vaca, Rodney. Has anybody here seen Nene do any of these celebrity interviews on tv? I think they only hired her for the show, being that NBC owns Bravo.

I'm Not A Math Major, But...

December 20th, 2010
7:43 am

If Kim is supposed to be pregnant, why are she & NeNe hosting club parties??? Is that the best atmosphere/environment for an expectant mother, as it isn’t the best place for an unborn child???

Lila

December 20th, 2010
7:59 am

I thought Nene was really mean-spirited for parading the so-called “friend contract” around to everyone, squealing “look” with mock-horror. What a drama queen.

How COMPLETELY DYSFUNCTIONAL that she could kick Kim’s behind all over the place, yet stupid Kim jumps up to protect her and claims to love her. Black folks aren’t the only one’s walking around with a clear case of Stockholm Syndrome.

And Nene clearly enjoyed being in the middle of the controversy and delighted in the idea of “people fighting over her”. PLEASE!! Nene is needy, seriously, and she wonders why she has no genuine friends on that show. Because as soon as someone reaches out to her in friendship, she sabotages it by going to the serpents in the group to talk smack. Dummy.

Rodney Ho

December 20th, 2010
8:51 am

@Lila. This was shot in June, before she got pregnant.

Rodney Ho

December 20th, 2010
8:54 am

@Truthpaste. I spoke with Ellen Crooke, the news director at WXIA-TV. Though there is that NBC/Bravo connection, I think Ellen thought it would be fun to give NeNe a two-week gig. It was just a short-term job. As for the celebrity interviews, they are on WXIA’s ‘web site. They mostly over the summer.

Smith

December 20th, 2010
9:19 am

@Rodney Ho, no this past weekend in PHilly, Kim and NeNe and Sheree hosted a party at Club Vault. It’s all over Twitter.

I'm Not A Math Major, But...

December 20th, 2010
10:51 am

How does Phaedra say so many of the stupid things that come out of her mouth, yet call someone else unintelligent???

And Rodney, it was me who asked about a pregnant Kim hostin parties @ various nightclubs. She was advertised on local (ATL) radio stations hosting a party last weekend.

Everybody Knows...

December 20th, 2010
10:56 am

@ Lila, I was thinking the same thing about Kim and Nene. How can you let someone choke the He!! out of you but come to her defense? Maybe Kim is the one crushing on Nene since she is try-sexual(she will try anything)!!

Sunshine

December 20th, 2010
11:15 am

I think the show is very entertaining. The episode last night was a bit boring except for the very end.
Okay on to the ladies
NeNe: I dont know why everyone says she is so “real” because I dont see it. NeNe is a ghetto, drama queen which was evident last night when Kim and Cynthia were going at it and all she could do was laugh. A real friend and a real woman wouldn’t have showed the friend contract and would have come to Cynthia’s defense before it even got that far.

Kim: OMG she is so ugly. I could barely stand to look at the TV last night when she didn’t have on any make-up. Anywhos she’s an a-hole like Phaedra said because the friend contract wasn’t that serious for her to say “she was sick to her stomach.” Obviously it was joke when it said it had to be signed by the President of the United States. She’s the epitome of trash, sleeping with married men, having sex with women, and having unprotected sex with a NFL player only a few months after meeting, if that long. I feel for her 2 girls and the one in her stomach.

Phaedra: I must admit though I do get my laughs out of her and the way she talks. I’ve had the opportunity to meet Phaedra and she isn’t anything like portrayed on the show. She’s actually sweet and knowledgable but on her she comes across as ditzy and delusional. I loved how she called out Kim even though I wish she could have gone a bit further. I guess bravo is paying them to act a certain way, She has a beautiful baby boy though.

Kandi: I really like Kandi because she isn’t afraid to own up to anything that she has said. She’s about her business and you can tell she’s a genuine person. I hate her voice though, I could hear that country accent the whole time she was singing.

Sheree: I like her better this season but she’s just as bourghetto as the rest of them.

Cynthia: Gorgeous facial structure, sweet girl but i’m afraid she’ll get axed (ie Deshawn Snow and Lisa Wu Hartwell) because she doesn’t bring the drama. I hope they keep her though it’s nice to have a balance.

All and all the show is what it is. It’s not meant to uplift and inspire just to entertain. Also i’m sick of these 30**cough cough* and forty year old women calling each other b**ches.

A real nurse (RN)

December 20th, 2010
11:53 am

Kim specifically told Phaedra that she was a “Registered Nurse”, but according to the State licensing website, her expired license was as an LPN or licensed practical nurse. Most RN’s, like me, have a 4 year college degree, a BSN in nursing. LPN’s go to a technical school, more of a high school level, and have a short course of study. There are many things LPNs cannot do, for instance IV push medications. Her license was granted in 1999, expired in 2003.

I hate it, hate it, hate it when non-nursing people are called either nurse or registered nurse. It cheapens and makes patients wary of their healthcare. For instance, Michael Jackson’s wife was called a “nurse”, but was probably only a medical assistant in his doctor’s office. When Christy on Three’s Company portrayed a nurse, she went to work in high heels and her uniform unbuttoned top and bottom.

Kapoonka

December 20th, 2010
12:00 pm

Poor Cynthia. She is totally out of her element in this show. She is too fragile for this nonsense, and sshe is jeopardizing her relationship. NeNe was less than supportive with her decision to wed at Fernbank. Cynthia is creative, and NeNe doesn’t have a creative bone in her body. C’Mon..she was hitting up her son and his little friend for leads to interview. How pathetic! I wouldn’t even want my woman to have a “friend” like NeNe. Besides..NeNe played her..why the heck would she even want to be “friends” with such a backstabbing, self-absorbed, pale faced monster?

Yeah Phaedra lips are so big that they just move and say stuff with no regard for what actually comes out. 7LBs 23Oz’s had me on the floor. She retracted on the after show, but the damage was done. She continues to show how really stupid she is. The way she looks would be perfect for a character on “The Simpsons”, and they wouldn’t have to do much to change the animation.

With the money Sheree spent on her daughter’s furniture, it was enough for a downpayment on a starter home. Priorities are all messed up…but to each his own.

Kim is just the dumbest individual walking God’s green earth. What a waste of flesh and blood. Kandi..come to your senses. Kim is going to be the downfall of you if you keep messing with her. She has zero talent and you know it. Why are you even bothering with her at all? A blinged out mic wouldn’t make her sound any better.

Openeyes

December 20th, 2010
3:54 pm

Sheree: who puts expensive furniture and art in an apartment. I agree with Kapoonka, that money could have been put to much better use.You should of went to Rooms to Go.

Phaedre: Hilarious. Did anyone hear how her and Apollo met on What Happens Live? She let him follow her to her home after he waived at her on the highway. Wow! When will we learn. She would have looked a lot better if she had of just come clean with her lie. She was pregnant before they got married. Period.

NeNe: I really hate her fake professional voice. Too funny!

Kim: As usual an overall train wreck. That singing and dancin’ is completely aweful. And the fake boobs too. Lol!

Kandi: I’m not really feeling her singing voice either. I think she needs to just focus on writing.

Cynthia: I felt bad for her and the Friendship Contract. It was way to silly for grown women. NeNe did throw her all the way under the bus. That contract would be revoked.

swann

December 20th, 2010
8:16 pm

Phaedra: Do not help any body with a baby shower, it was a grand fiasco. For real, it was over the top and flopped. Dwight the flowers in the hair and brown slippers was at your lowest. Phaedra stop being so judgemental of others, you may be loosing some potential clients. You did go to school to make money not loose money. Phaedra and Apollo your baby is adorable and I hope he brings you joy throughout your lives.

swann

December 20th, 2010
8:18 pm

Cynthia you are out of your element on the show. Make the money and exit on a high note. Let us know where we can see you and Peter, restaurant etc…

swann

December 20th, 2010
8:20 pm

Kandi, Keep making your hits and I hope that you find someone good for you and your daughter. Calm down the facial expressions abit. You do tell it like it is and do not hide behind lies. Tell your momma, I said hi. She and her siblings need their own show.

swann

December 20th, 2010
8:26 pm

Kim, next time you have a yard sale, please let me know. You are a survivor for sure.

sexychoc69

December 20th, 2010
10:50 pm

I’M GOING IN ON ALL THEM BROKE WANNA BE RICH FEMALES EXCEPT FOR KANDI N PHAEDRA…..NENE NEEDS TO GET HER SOME TEETH IN THE BOTTOM OF HER MOUTH SINCE SHE GETTING HERSELF UPGRADED, I LOVE U KANDI BUT THE ASS INJECTIONS LOOKS HORRIBLE, MRS.WHITFIELD U NOT EVEN WORTH MENTIONING U R TOO SALTY,PHAEDRA I DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH THEY PAY U GUYS BUT KIM COULDN’T TRIED ME AT ALL, U SHOULD HAVE JUST PUT YO HANDS ON DAT TRICK…..KIM U PATHETIC U JUST MEET THAT FALCONS PLAYER N U PREGNANT ALREADY, U ALWAYS LOOKING FOR A COME UP HUH, QUIT SINGING CAUSE U SOUND A HOTT MESS, U BETTA B GLAD KANDI HAS AUTO TUNE CUS IF SHE DIDN’T ALL THE ANIMALS WOULD COME OUT……

sexychoc69

December 20th, 2010
11:02 pm

@ KAPOONKA, U WENT IN BUT UNDERSTAND SHEREE DON’T HAVE ANY MONEY SHE JUST USE CREDIT CARDS N LET THE BILLS PILE UP, I HEARD SHE WAS GETTING EVICTED AGAIN N SHE LOST THAT CAR…..I DONT KNOW WHERE THEY GET THESE CHICKS FROM REALLY N PHAEDRA I KNOW U DIDNT SAY 7LB N 23OZS, R U SERIOUS? U R SOMEBODY ATTORNEY N U LET A CONVICT FOLLOW U HOME, WOW….APOLLO CAN’T CANT HAVE A JOB SO R U SUPPORTIN HIM? I GAVE U TOO MUCH CREDIT, DAM…..KANDI, WHAT DID U DO TO UR ASS CHICK, THE DOC OWE U A REFUND, U DIDNT NEED THAT CUS IT REALLY WENT BAD……

Ms. Clark Kent

December 21st, 2010
10:43 am

@ sexychoc69 …. so true! I totally agree with you. Phaedra should have put Kim in her place. How dare Kim talk about her child.

Sheree, is up to her neck in debts, honey please get a job and/or a career and stop trying to be so “over the top”. Everyone knows you are broke and you have nothing to prove…………….. yes, you are attractive but that doesn’t pay the bills.

NeNe, you are such a troublemaker!

BS

December 21st, 2010
11:32 am

@sexychoc69, Actually Kandi’s butt is natural. She has mentioned on the show and tweets on Twitter about the weight she’s gained and talks about how she wants to lose it. If you’re getting your “butt injections” information from MediaTakeOut, yeah..it’s not reliable. Her butt looks extra big because she is a petite woman but I assure you, it is natural.

BS

December 21st, 2010
11:33 am

One more thing, she said she gained a lot of weight when she was dealing with AJ’s death.

DixieDarling

December 21st, 2010
11:34 am

I don’t think that Phadra is breast feeding at all. That baby never appears to be hungry and crying. He looks like he’s a sleep,

Barbarian Cream

December 21st, 2010
10:51 pm

To Sunshine: Kim’s baby is NOT in her stomach. Babies are carried in the womb – the uterus. Just a real peevish thing with me……..

To Sunshine: I agree with you about Kandi. I like her but she needs to polish her speech and quit doing that country drag talking and please, please…..enough with those stretched out faces! I love Kandi’s mom and agree with whoever said she and her family need their own show.

satch

December 22nd, 2010
1:16 am

i love kandi’s phatness.the idiot crying she has butt injections please stop with the ghetto foolish mess that thinks everybody has butt injections

Atlanta

December 22nd, 2010
7:33 am

When Cynthia talks, her mouth barely opens. Watch! It’s incredible.

Whatever

December 22nd, 2010
8:22 am

Season 1 was by far the best and funniest; Season 2 was good; Season 3 of RHOATL is a HUGE disappointment. Except for the occassional wise crack I’m not finding any of this MESS entertaining. I get more laughs from the comments of the Rodney’s recaps…y’all are a trip!

Gottizuvlyte

December 23rd, 2010
10:02 am

One would think an entertainment lawyer might be familiar with a variety of entertainers . Give the woman a break. I love me some Phaedra, great actress with a beautiful family.
People seem to forget housewife Phaedra is a character in a scripted program .

Neveah

December 23rd, 2010
1:54 pm

Nene, I think your a riot, you should have a comedy show but don’t forget to remember where you came from- not too much DIVA please. Kim your a HOE, you can’t sing so just shut up! My dog howls better. Cynthia you are classy but don’t cater to Peter. You are your own person, remember that. Kandi you are real and I love what your about. Don’t take any crap from anyone girl! Phaedra you and Apollo make a lovely couple, enjoy your beautiful baby! Sheree, as pretty as you are, you should model just watch your spending. Dwight you have a flair at being a drama queen and a smack talking hobo at the same time, get in touch with your inner person whoever that may be! That’s my take on the ladies for now!

thx

December 24th, 2010
12:47 am

RHOA won’t be back on air until January 9TH….NOT the 2nd. And according to Kim Zolciak’s twitter, there’s 4 more episodes left not counting the reunion….

artman989

December 26th, 2010
4:50 pm

I THINK THAT CYNTHIA’S NEED’S TO STAND HER GROUND WITH PETER.

artman989

December 26th, 2010
4:51 pm

KIM C’ANT SING.

artman989

December 26th, 2010
4:53 pm

I LOVE .. KANDI MUSIC FROM WHEN SHE WAS IN XSCAPE.

SEXYCHOC69

December 27th, 2010
1:38 am

LIKE I SAID KANDI LOOKS A HOT MESS WIT THE BUTT IMPLANTS….@ BS, HOW U KNOW SO MUCH B OUT HER ASS ANYWAY…..SHE IS VERY TALENTED BUT AS I STATED, THE IMPLANTS WAS DEFINITELY A WRONG MOVE, IT LOOKS HORRIBLE…….CAN SOME1 REFER MRS.LEEKS TO A DENIST TO GET HER MORE TEETH AT THE BOTTOM

A nursing student

December 27th, 2010
6:06 pm

@A real nurse(RN) WOW… For real??? It’s a show its there for entertainment… For you to put down the nurses whether they’re LPN’s, CNA, or PCT… shows that anyone can get a degree dont those other “nurses” help you to be able to push meds thru an IV?? It doesnt cheapen the word everyone is aware of the different levels of nursing. An anyone that isn’t should be watching this show as it may be too complicated for them….LOL

Your probably the nurse that stuck me 5 time trying to my vien… little hint its the green one….

LOL

Bk

December 27th, 2010
8:28 pm

Sheree- modeling would be a better profession.
NeNe- drama all the way around. Two faced always in the middle of some bs.
Kim- said she was an RN, she was an LPN. Not the same. But she is a mess I feel for her daughters.
Phaedra- shouldnt have lied. Who cares, really nobody but if you was gonna bring it she shoulda came harder. Snatched off that wig or something.
Kandi- I actually think she two faced too. She gets right in the middle of the bs, be right there commenting then try to play the innocent role after she done sometimes set up the scene by passing on info.

It’s all drama tho, I feel for all their kids if they like this in real life.

Gwen Needleman

December 28th, 2010
9:27 am

I am an aardent lover of Housewives of Atlanta. I must see them on Sunday. I am a loyal fan and love all of the actors and actresses. I wish Nene and Greg would reconcile and get their act together. Children need both parentss and caring and loving parents. Sheree needs to obtain a college degree and land hersel a job in instruction. She is always motivating herself and others. Kandi should continue to write and expand her horizons to acting. She was great in the “Monologue” play. Kim should retire. I think as African American the HWOA women have allowed her to “think” she (Kim) knows “us” and that is not a good thing. She portrays very common, I know you bitches type attitude throughout the show. Especially, the show where she is wiithout makeup and hollers at Phaedra about her husband being a convict and the ladies raise their eyebrows. They should have put Kim in check. Watch her, she is the one getting all the promo shows outside of HWOA. The way Kim disrespects her assistant on television is not worth the salary she is hopefully paid or 15 minutes of fame. Phadera Parks, I just love. She is a true southern belle from Georgia and Apollo is great and the baby is adorable. I LOVE HOUSEWIVES of ATLANTA. JUST GET RID OF KIM.