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‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ reunion recap, part 2: baby, baby!

Kim, Kandi (with better hair!) and Phaedra at the reunion. CREDIT Bravo

Kim, Kandi (with better hair!) and Phaedra at the reunion. CREDIT Bravo

I’m officially over the NeNe and Kim soap opera.  The producers and Andy Cohen mined the bus argument yet again in the second half of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion at the Georgia Aquarium. Enough already!  We get it!

Fortunately, both Kim and NeNe are clear the friendship is over for good. Can we please move on? Thank you!

Surprisingly, Kandi was the most emotional one this hour.  She got teary-eyed over how her daughter Riley‘’s father still isn’t in the picture and how sad that is. She also cried later over the “Tardy for the Party” money situation.  Will that ever really be resolved? Who knows? Kim clearly listened to her lawyer and Kandi is still deeply hurt. Andy didn’t get a straight answer when he asked if Kim felt like she was more integral in the success of the song than Kandi.  My opinion: Kandi made the song itself palatable. Kim’s distinct lack of vocal talent ironically made the whole thing the kitschy success that it is. So it’s a split decision there.

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We also finally got an admission from Phaedra that the baby was conceived with Apollo before they married. She gave a rather convoluted, fuzzy answer why she was not honest with the other housewives while pregnant about her due date. She said she had trouble conceiving and wasn’t sure if the baby was healthy. (What does that have to do with the due date?)

As for future plans, Kim said her wig line is still moving forward but she’s naturally focused on her pregnancy. Phaedra, always ready to shock us, is looking into buying a funeral home. (I guess it beats a clothing line.) Kandi is less surprisingly looking into a line of sex toys. Cynthia is considering a modeling school, which is a good idea. And Sheree hasn’t gotten any big acting breaks so she’ s resurrecting the clothing line. (Is that a promise or a threat?)

No word on who’s coming back for season four.   NeNe has intimated to media that she isn’t keen on it. We should find out relatively soon assuming Bravo decides on a spring shooting schedule as it has the first three seasons. If NeNe leaves, will Bravo bring in a fresh face? Again, Bravo has said nothing to date.

RATINGS UPDATE: I think the Super Bowl break a week earlier blunted the reunion audience last week. (The tiresome Kim/NeNe brouhaha may have finally played out.) After the finale episode drew a record 4.4 million viewers, the reunion, part one, drew a mere 2.4 million (though it was against the Grammys). That’s still a great number but a bit of a letdown,  relatively speaking.

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By Rodney Ho,, AJCRadioTV blog

52 comments Add your comment

Pelvis Messley

February 21st, 2011
12:11 am

I’m over NeNe. She seriously needs anger management rehab.

Atlanta Housewife

February 21st, 2011
12:12 am

Please no more!!! These women do not represent the majority of the ladies in Atlanta. RHOA is pure buffoonery!!


February 21st, 2011
12:12 am

Somebody didn’t want mama to know she was sinning, that’s what that was about.

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February 21st, 2011
12:36 am

I want to see somebody punch NeNe in the mouth. The Donald could make more money setting up fights with people that Hate NeNe.


February 21st, 2011
12:43 am

Phaedra clearly knows that the business of “death” is recession proof. Way to go Phaedra. She has turned out to be my favorite. Bring on Cadillac Kimberly Bravo!


February 21st, 2011
1:11 am

Sheree is so busy trying to stradle the fence. She acted like she forgot how much trouble she had with Kim the previous season. Bravo puleeze write Sheree off, she brings nothing to the show and looked like little bo peep at the reunion… I’m sorry, but would somebody please tell her she looks like she’s on steroids…enough already. To act like she was siding with Kim on reunion 1 and 2 when she was instrumental in pulling on Kim’s wig last season. Bravo, if Nene leaves the show (on her own) can Sheree pick up where she left off. She’s taking a pass and letting Nene take the heat for dealing with that money grubber Kim. Lastly, where is the rest of Sheree’s furniture?…why does her house look like Bob took his share.


February 21st, 2011
2:04 am



February 21st, 2011
2:16 am

This is just reality Tv. All this nonsense is just to get ratings. If you pay close attention to the footage you can see the fakeness. For example look at the big fight Nene and Kim had on season 2 and all of a sudden they were friends again. Nobody gonna choke me and I be cool with them ever again. Bravo gotta do better. This show is starting to go down hill on the trashy side. It seems like we looking at Jerry Springer on some of these episode. Everybody need to take responsibility for their own action and stop blaming everything on Nene.


February 21st, 2011
2:27 am



February 21st, 2011
2:34 am

Christ, who cares???? Stop polluting this paper with the RHOA nonsense!! (oh, and why do I bother to comment? Because I am sick of, as well as millions of others, of seeing their names and faces on the paper I pay for!!!) Rodney, please elevate yourself from being a rag columnist to something more dignified.

Uncle Joe

February 21st, 2011
2:51 am

“Real Housewives” is anything but real. Is this what housewives do these days…. pretend they are fashion queens and act like tarts, while in truth being ugly, star-wanna-bes, sometimes with grimaces and large as half there faces. Yuck! Disgusting! Barf!

ola tunde

February 21st, 2011
3:19 am

Good luck Nene in whatever you decide to do after this. This real wives crap aint for you, please take cynthia with you, these witches (phaedra, kim, sheree and kandi) might scratch her and make her turn into what they are. Cynthia is a lovely classy woman, i hope she finds something better to do with her life than this crappy show that brings down black women. As for kim she is a ‘HO HO HO’ I hope they find out that baby belongs to someoneelse so poor little kroy or troy (whatever his name is) can run for his life. His family must be really mad at him, what was he thinking or rather not thinking. Shame on kim an old woman like her should behave her age.


February 21st, 2011
3:34 am

Kim is an old fool, unfortunately i can see her daughters following her footsteps, she does not need to bring one more child into this world oh my lord we have enough crappy kids like hers already, as the last comment wrote run kroy run if for any reason the good lord gives you a second chance and that child turns out not to be yours (you better take the test). sheree and kandi are both fake and evil, i think all these women have amnesia they all forgot and have one common enemy …nene… friendships that are based on a common enemy never lasts. Phaedra ia an old time fool ‘funeral palor’ please!!! i hope they start with or who is she planning to kill, to make it brief, just cancel the darn show, these women don’t deserve airtime.


February 21st, 2011
4:08 am

Kandi is a plum fool for letting someone like Kim beat her out of any money for tardy for the party. So she thought she was so tight with Kim by helping her, that she thought Kim would not rob her out of some money? She should have kept it business like it was. Business is business no matter what color u are and Kandi has been in the business long enough to know better, so that is what she gets for trusting the white chick!!!!

Ann Marie

February 21st, 2011
4:47 am

NeNe needs therapy – it sounds like her mother abandoned her and she has no idea who her father is. She is a control freak and the only way she handles things is to yell louder than everyone else. I’m sure she is not with Channel 11, her language alone should get her fired. Can we find women whose every other word is not the f word?

Ms Florida

February 21st, 2011
8:31 am

It was a good season. It keep me entertain, and help me forget about the economy. O yea, go DrJ you are right on point.


February 21st, 2011
8:36 am

NeNe is the witch, and Cynthia needs to run in the opposite direction from NeNe. NeNe is not a “friend” to anyone. Her petty bitterness is a turnoff.


February 21st, 2011
8:51 am

NENE is still under contract with Cynthia to be friends right ? LOL


February 21st, 2011
8:59 am

I’d rather watch two ants make love than watch garbage like this.


February 21st, 2011
9:07 am

NeNe….The Gay community does not Love you.


February 21st, 2011
9:13 am

I love my Housewife shows..yes there are alot of fakeness involved..But its the same in life…I really disagree with involving negative comments towards the kids. The Comment from Stella Feb. 21 was uncalled for. If you have children you should know better. Obviously, we are all watching the show if you do not like it change the channel. Andy you are the best love your style and your bluntness to all the ladies. Hope to see Housewife of NJ AGAIN…..

I knew her when

February 21st, 2011
9:35 am

I graduated high school with NeNe in Athens. She got suspended several times for fighting. I remember our senior year when she and this girl threw down in front of the class. She pulled out hair and and pounded the girl who was smaller than her. NeNe has some serious anger issues and she hasn’t changed much in the past 25 years. I also remember her having a black front tooth from the 9th to 11th grade. She always fancied herself as fabulous but she had bad skin, no hair, and rotten teeth.


February 21st, 2011
9:36 am

Hooray for Phaedra! Finally, putting “Big-teeth, Mr. Ed, No teeth NeNe in her place. NeNe wants to act like she doesn’t know Phaedra, probably because they both came from the woods. At least Phaedra is educated and owns her own house, unlike Mr. Ed NeNe who is renting. Kandi didn’t know “Tardy for the Party” would make Kim a little star. Next time make sure you put everything in writing. Stop feeling bad about the money, no one knew how things would turn out, given the fact Kim can’t sing. Also, Kim is no dummy! When Kim was with Big Poppa she probably got millions from him. She had sense enough to save and invest. NeNe is nothing but a label freak. She’s the type to take her last dime and buy something, she can’t afford. Instead of buying that “old” school Gucci, you need to invest in your bottom teeth! Phaedra is the most educated one and doesn’t live over her means and can probably afford to buy whatever she wants. Now NeNe is going up against Star Jones. Star Jones is a cool, calm educated attorney, you don’t stand a chance. NeNe as usual will be angry, evil and ugly, typical NeNe. D. Trump will do anything to score ratings. Thank God, we know this. NeNe on the other hand needs anger management classes and a lecture on how to not be so jealous of other women success. I can’t wait for NeNe’s 20 minutes to be over!


February 21st, 2011
9:40 am

The only episode I have watched was the latest reunion show. Nene is one bitter woman.


February 21st, 2011
9:59 am

I am wondering why Kandi was so emotional when it came to talking about Reily and her father. There was more than some hurt there…that seem like a open WOUND!! I know women can be a little sentimental when it come to their children and all, but Kandi was crying like there is something deeper than her daughter’s father not being there for her. Then all of a sudden Sheree got emotional. That seem like some hurt with her, but Kandi seem like she’s got some serious wounds. She said that was one thing she and Kim had in common was the fact their daughters fathers are not completely in their kids life. Don’t care how much we have in common…business is business! Kim would have gotten a contract from the begining. Kandi was not being the business women she is suppose to be. I loved how NeNe answered Andy’s question about her oldest son becoming a father. She said that was his life, so you would have to ask him about that but she would like to become a grandmother someday. On the live show with Andy afterwards he was talking to Phaedra and Kandi and they did not look like they were there to give interviews, they look like they were going clubbing.


February 21st, 2011
10:05 am

@ Slim I agree Kim may not be what everybody likes but she was smart when it came to money. She said herself she invested her money and did wise things with it. That’s called not working for your money but letting your money work for you. Is NeNE still renting??? Really? I thought her and Gregg were in a different house.

Renaissance Man

February 21st, 2011
10:22 am

I thought the Reunion Show last night was probably the most authentic exchange the entire season particularly when Kandi got emotional about her daughter. All of the ladies gave real responses except NeNe.

When Andy asked her about her son, she gave a very terse and indignant response as if she wasn’t on a Reality Show. Sadly, she has so many issues that she needs to make an appointment and lay down a couch to sort out.

Oh yeah, Phaedra looked very nice on the Reunion Show and Watch What Happens Live


February 21st, 2011
10:53 am


February 8th, 2011
10:56 am
Let God will be done thru this blog


February 21st, 2011
11:05 am

Kim is a user plain and simple. She used Big Poppa and now that he can’t do anything for her anymore she’s moved on. She used Kandi and would not even admit that “Party for the Tardy” would not have been a success without Kandi’s SIGNIFICANT input. Forget lawyers Kim and just do the right thing and give Kandi at least half (she deservers more) of the proceeds you made from that dumb song. But since that woman has no moral compass then my bet is Kandi will never get anymore of the proceeds from the song. I’ll be the first to say Nene has issues with forgiving people and letting things go, but, one thing is for sure she knows Kim. And she knows Kim is nothing but an opportunist who will use anyone in order to get what she wants. Kroy the minute your football career is dead in the water (and if you keep playing like you did in the latter half of the season that won’t be long) she’ll drop you and move on to the rich man she can sponge off of.

Just chill

February 21st, 2011
11:15 am

This show should be called Hot Mess in Atlanta. Thank you for painting a GREAT picture of the city. Nene sets the example of a person not use to having money, to now having some big checks in her account, so she feels the right to act a damn fool. God don’t likle UGLY!

Phaedra and Kandi I like what your doing with the show. It’s good to see some ladies with wome class about themselves. That’s the example that some of the ladies in Atlanta should be going by. Seems like i’m meeting to many Nene’s. But I do enjoy the show.

Really Real

February 21st, 2011
11:57 am

Bravo needs to get another Atlanta woman who is a transgender and go for it. Why does Atlanta has all of these gay men who are flamers? I love this show for what it is, pure entertainment about how Black women live and relate to a white one. The fight between Kim & NeNe is what we do with each other as women, especially when one is living a life of mystery. Kandi is a beautiful lady who needs sex. I will buy her sex toys if they are affordable, beautiful and tasteful, just to support her business. Phadera knows that a Rev. mother does not accept out-of-wedlock. Good for her for getting over the guilt. The funeral business is a lucrative no-brainer. Kim is Kim and look at her she got that young boy and bang, forever hooked-up a baby. I would like to be a sweat drop in the locker room when they give him the ribbing. Sheere is stiff and needs more acting lessons. She can make it, if she believes in herself. Let go of the clothing line, go for the acting. Cynthia has class and a sense of humor and women need to know how to be and stay beautiful. NENE is a wild woman who will get her face smashed by bigger, drama divas and prima donnas on Celebrity Apprentice. Please don’t try to do Trump hair coloring. I will be sitting in front of the screen with a glass of bubbles and a pizza rooting her big butt on. BRAVO needs to step up the drama with a hotter, badder and juicer name. Bring back Dwight sometimes. Old-timers like Old School queens.

Reality Viewer

February 21st, 2011
2:26 pm

There are 2 people that need to be fired from this show. #1 is Sheree. She is a poser. She tried and take Bob to the cleaners in the divorce, when that didn’t happen, she tries to get revenge however she can and that is by talking crap about him. I have zero respect for any woman who would publically deny their own child. Remember last season, she referred to her daughter as “a family friend”. Sheree is a wanna be socialite, fashion designer and actress. #2 is Kim. Never have I seen a more horrible female role model for young teenage girls. Kim sleeps with whoever in order to get them to take care of her. Worse than that, she introduces these people to her girls. Kim dresses and acts like a sl^t, talks like a trucker, drinks and smokes all day and uses people to get ahead personally and professionally. All of her childish faces and eye rolling was annoying last night.


February 21st, 2011
2:57 pm

This show is so funny it show how ninjas really act. Throw a little bit of money at them and promise them they will become famous and they will do anything


February 21st, 2011
3:13 pm

Hmm after the show last night the only ones I have any respect for are Phaedra(she finally admitted the premarital sex, which wasn’t a big deal because she’s a grown woman with a career), Cynthia, she’s such a charming and beautiful lady,and Kandi: she isn’t afraid to air the truth out. I wish she would take some type of diction lessons because her voice is annoying and it comes through in her music.

I have grown to like Sheree more this season than last season because I believe she is showing more of her personality instead of the “IM BIG, BAD and RICH” facade she put on in the previous seasons. She showed vulnerability and that made her more personable to me. Still in all I think she tried too hard to seem like she’s above everything that happened. But you can’t fault anyone for growing and maturing. I don’t think she will be back next season because she didn’t turn up the drama.I wish her the best in life.

Kim plays the ditzy role but I know this woman has cashed stashed away for days. The thing with Kim is she stashes the money that people give her for her “services” and let’s them buy her material things so she isn’t stuck with a bill. I think the only things Kim pays for are clothes and cable. I won’t knock the hustle but I do wish she wasn’t so open about it in front of her girls. The youngest one scares me with how clingy she is and the oldest one is turning into a miniature Kim. =/

NeNe: I cringe everytime I think of how unhappy she is. This woman is miserable, classless, and very ugly. Whoever her make up artist is needs a raise ASAP. I guess her face matches her personality. She picks on people because she is HUGE but one day she will run into an even bigger and meaner person. I can only hope that bravo cameras catch it. Lord forgive me lol

All in all the show serves it’s purpose. It’s pure entertainment. It isn’t a reflection on me as a black woman or the City of Atlanta. This show is just like the news where they always find the craziest most incoherent people to interview and showcase.


February 21st, 2011
3:28 pm

>>kdyer43—NINJAS!!! LOL!!! This show has become a farce. NeNe has outgrown it. Sheree needs to be off the show immediately, and Kim is a ho and a user. Phaedra needs to bring more fire and quitting straddling the fence. I agree with a previous poster, the fake alliances at the reunion show made it very uninteresting. They did that last year to Andy Cohen and made him look like the bad guy and this year they targeted NeNe. Kandi has been in the game long enough to know that people will cheat you out of songwriting credits and money. She just didn’t think Kim was slick enough to do it, and Bravo didn’t help none either. Did Kim think because she brought the song from her daughter’s voice teacher that she deserved more money even though Kandi did the heavy lifting? I noticed her daughter has a writing credit on “Tardy for the Party.” And why didn’t they bring up Sheree and the dr? Her days are numbered! She better go find her some moneybags.


February 21st, 2011
3:42 pm

I think all the hosewives are fake in one way or another , but kim seems to be the fakest, she cant even tell her real age.


February 21st, 2011
4:34 pm

I think NeNe needs to leave the show. she a big liar and all she does is cause problems. She don’t even look like herself anymore. Her behavior as a adult woman is just disgusting, practice what you preach. you don’t have to stoop you being ignorant & loud to be notice on TV.

b beautiful

February 21st, 2011
8:30 pm

I agreed how nene handled the Kim situation however i didn’t like how she called latoya a ghost thats michael’s sister for goodness sake. i think i would have went off too. I also agree how she raise her kids because its okay to become friends but they are not your friends. When nene kids grow up and beome men they will thank their mother for the discipline. Kim kids will grow up and run over her and desrespect her. She involve them in too many adult situations. A child needs to stay in a child place at all times.


February 21st, 2011
10:47 pm

Lay off the stars of RHWOA. I love the show and it is very hot in MIAMI. I love NeNe, Kandi, Kim and all her bullcrap (really the goofest one), Cynthia with the fine husband that sincerely loves her and the original RHWOA Ms. Sheree. Have a good times ladies with the show and your fame. We all know nothing last forever, so go for the gusto.


February 21st, 2011
11:26 pm


Phaedra and Kandi “classy”?! Thats rich!

Phaedra has to be the most dishonest and shallowest broad there is. The fact that she is college educated and a lawyer makes her whole schtick on the show that more embarrassing. And don’t get me started on her grammar – “sussess” – WTF?! She is so painfully phony and her every action seems to contradict her preferred biographical narrative of classy, christian, southern belle. It’s hysterical!

Kandi is cunning, sneaky and slimy and not a very nice person at all. It’s clear that she’s quite envious of Kim and Nene’s friendship. Actually, it’s obvious that most of the women resent Nene and not for the reasons they all scramble to come up with.

Yes, Nene’s loud and will sometimes get a bit carried away; But she remains the most infinitely sincere and actually my favorite on the show.

Sheree is such a horrid, green-eyed person. She has absolutely no redeeming qualities and adds nothing to the show.

Cynthia is such a doll. Beautiful inside and out. And if the “word “class must come up in discussing this show, Cynthia is probably the only one to whom the word should apply.

In the end, I do believe that Nene and Kim actually care about each other. Without the requisite manufactured drama the show seems to want to thrive on and the undermining actions of the other three, Nene and Kim are actually natural friends.


February 22nd, 2011
12:59 am

I love it Nene keep moving forward, I think this season was awesome. Kim really needs prayer, she will be all right.Phaedra all I could say is ummm ummm you are my girl, Kandi don’t every do that again I love it that you are doing it the right way with the issue with Kim, because she trying to play very dumb about that money……

the voice

February 22nd, 2011
6:59 am

I don’t understand why Phaedra was so against NeNe about her opinions when every other housewive’s opinion was worse. It just seem Kim has drama with everyone on the show but everybody was lashing out at NeNe. NeNe may be loud and a what they call ghetto but she is honest and real. If she said she admits to unlike the other fakers. Phaedra cannot get mad because people are talking about Apollo, everybody knows he was in prison. Sheree fake, Phaedra fake! Kim is just lost.

Tracy Jo T

February 23rd, 2011
10:58 am

This is theeeeeee most ignorant show of uneducated chicks I’ve ever seen. First of all shouldnt you be MARRIED to be a HOUSEWIFE…. Too bad they have all that money to buy expensive bags, cars, shoes, etc but they cant buy CLASS…….. Pure unaldulterated COONERY!!!!!!!!!


February 23rd, 2011
12:00 pm

guys, get over it!! haven’t i said this before?? i agree with most everyone and i disagree with most everyone. life is short. take from the show whatever works for you. Lord bless that guy if he really is the father of Kim’s baby, though. personally i feel that bravo loves airing controversal shows- and i like watching some of them, just not this one anymore. and truly, my fellow AA’s–are we to get upset because Black women (not ladies, sorry, i am a true Atlanta peach) are the ones clowning, rather than women of other races? you think miami hwvs are not going to act up? between sleeping and watching tv last night–did not something about one mother’s 17 year old son’s drinking at home come up? come on guys, get over it. and pleasssssssssse, use spell check or something. Lord have mercy. also– some of you are funny enough to have your own show, lol. have a great day.


February 23rd, 2011
12:05 pm

p.s. cannot wait to see nee nee on celebrity apprentice–great move parent company nbc. you are going to get her haters and her lovers in one move and increase your viewing numbers. not a nee nee fan, but not a hater of anyone. get your extra 15 mins girl– this makes 30 in case anyone is counting…


February 23rd, 2011
2:13 pm

Nene would NEVER know what class was, even if it bit her in the ass! Jeese.. how low can you go when it comes to ghetto and ignorance combined? Me thinks that forumla + inflated ego=NENE!


February 25th, 2011
1:24 pm

I like Ne-Ne, people can say what they want but, she was real. It made me angry that all of a sudden the girls turned on her, they ALL talked about that crazy baby shower and sip and see, they ALL talked about Kim not being able to sing, they ALL talked about how she talked to Sweetie, and the argument on the bus was started and egged on by kandi and her crew. Like Ne-Ne said Kim will always act like a victim, i couldn’t believe how she was like oh my god you choked me, well why would you go back and be her friend. Ne-Ne keeps it real and folk cant deal with that. As for Phaedra she is a liar, who cares if you were pregnant before marriage, just tell the truth about it already and your husband well whatever!!! That show wouldn’t be anything without Ne-Ne. Those women are a bunch of fakes, Kandi is full of $@@** she got just what she deserved and Kim does not feel bad about it either, Sheree looks like a dude with all those muscle. And the Gay men are whatever they are of Atlanta ‘Oh Please’ heels, ‘Oh Please’. You go Ne-Ne you are the Bomb! and you are Classy, you represented black motherhood at it’s best!!


February 25th, 2011
1:26 pm

Elle, you hit it right on the head!!!


February 25th, 2011
10:42 pm