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Is Courtney Cloer Thompson the newest cast member on ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’?

373087_96027060779_706747992_nThree sources have confirmed to me that a Buckhead housewife named Courtney Cloer Thompson has signed on as a new cast member of  “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” next season.

Of those sources, one is a relative and another is a close friend. Thompson herself declined to comment.

Bravo, in the meantime, categorically denied the rumor. “There is no truth to this,” Bravo said in a statement. “We are in the middle of a successful season four with a full cast.”

Even if Thompson has signed on, that doesn’t necessarily mean she’s a lock to be part of the cast season five. Producers can change their minds. Thompson could get cold feet.

Indeed, if it were true, Bravo usually starts shooting its new season in the spring  and likely won’t announce any new cast members until late summer.  Ratings have continued to be strong for season four so it’s a fair presumption the show will be renewed.

Thompson is a genuine housewife. Her husband, Robert T. Thompson, is an Atlanta labor attorney and adjunct professor at Emory Law School, according to his LinkedIn page. He represented NBA player Latrell Sprewell in 1998 after Sprewell attacked his head coach. Thompson’s mother is Ann Platz, an author and interior designer.

Thompson’s public Facebook page includes the following self description:

I’m a mom, and a grandmother!! I have a tremendous heart for the poor and oppressed. I have a very special fondness for Haiti, as I worked there pre and post earthquake as a missionary. It’s a part of my life that I will never forget and always hold dear to my heart!

Her favorite quotation:

Every Saint has a past and every sinner a future!

If this were to come to pass, I’m not sure who she’d replace but NeNe Leakes or Kim Zolciak have been angling to leave. Zolciak already has a Bravo spin-off show scheduled. Leakes is still in negotiations for one.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

22 comments Add your comment

Ugh

December 5th, 2011
3:43 pm

ugh! No more please…

Ugh

December 5th, 2011
3:43 pm

Cascade Shaniqua

December 5th, 2011
3:46 pm

Please replace NeNe. She has gotten too big for her britches…literally. That is one Amazon woman.

Gettin' Wiggy With It...

December 5th, 2011
4:03 pm

It’s time for diversity…

Leroy Jenkins

December 5th, 2011
4:10 pm

For the love of God end the show, or take the name Atlanta out of it. It’s a disgrace.

Hell, most of them aren’t even WIVES, let alone HOUSEWIVES. IT MAKES NO SENSE!!!

AHHHHH!!!!!!

tamaratattles

December 5th, 2011
4:20 pm

Hey RoHO! I just FINALLY found the dirt I have been told was out there on Andrew, the “contractor” for “Chateau Sheree” ! Come look!

carla

December 5th, 2011
4:21 pm

Diversity would be good. Any white housewives in Atlanta besides me? Kim doesn’t count? :) Actually, My Redneck Life North Of Atlanta Housewife show would be awesome. Watch as mom counts out $4.35 in change to pay for the bag salad and tomato for lunch this week…..ohhhh…does she have enough…let’s see folks. Wait..wait..YES! Errant Nickle found in folds of change purse. The weeks is saveeeedddddd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe I should get out more?

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Wayne stuck in AL

December 5th, 2011
7:42 pm

A show about drama queens for a demographic of drama queens.

KimZ'sPackage

December 6th, 2011
12:18 am

If he has a good Law Practice the last thing the husband could want is his wife on TV acting the fool with the rest of the RHOA fools.

Ed H.

December 6th, 2011
2:37 am

For God’s sake, please rename this show for what it is. “Real Trailer Trash of Atlanta”.

carla roqs

December 6th, 2011
8:26 am

i agree with kimz. wow. who with sense wants to get on this show?

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peter weter deter

December 7th, 2011
9:21 pm

NeNe remind me of Dennis Rodman

Logan

December 9th, 2011
10:58 am

Time for diversity!? Where is the diversity in all of the other Housewives franchises? Let’s get diversity over there ..please!

WendyLover

December 9th, 2011
11:26 am

Housewives of Towne Lake would be great. With all the cheating. swapping and attention grabbers. It would be a hit. Call Andy Cohen

stnky frts

December 10th, 2011
7:55 pm

The worst kept secret in Atlanta is that former Atlanta “celebrity” Virginia Gunn & The (late) Wolfman’s daughter Donna are the two newest cast members of this fine piece of (a-hem) “show biz”.

Up and Running

December 14th, 2011
9:43 am

These women are a joke and so is the show. Why not just turn off you set and read a book or do some charity work. Its a lot more interesting and it helps others.

mark

December 14th, 2011
9:47 am

I agree with Up and Running

While I like the show and find it entertaining, if there’s a show on television I don’t like guess what? I don’t watch it…..PLAIN AND SIMPLE.

Linda

December 14th, 2011
9:54 am

Is this Sheree replacement!

mambo

December 14th, 2011
11:23 am

What would a classy white woman do on the show?

Huh?

December 14th, 2011
11:50 am

The same thing they do on other shows
Lie, cheat, drink, shop, gossip, etcetc