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‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ recap, season 4, episode 6: baby, baby!

In this publicity image released by The Wendy Williams Show, Kim Zolciak, left, of "Real Housewives of Atlanta," accepts a doll from host Wendy Williams during a live broadcast of "The Wendy Williams Show," Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 in New York.  Williams, presented the long-haired doll to Zolciak, a fellow wig wearer, as a baby present.  Zolciak is expecting a child with Atlanta Falcons NFL football player Kroy Biermann. (AP Photo/The Wendy Williams Show, Anders Krusberg)

In this publicity image released by The Wendy Williams Show, Kim Zolciak, left, of "Real Housewives of Atlanta," accepts a doll from host Wendy Williams during a live broadcast of "The Wendy Williams Show," Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 in New York. Williams, presented the long-haired doll to Zolciak, a fellow wig wearer, as a baby present. Zolciak is expecting a child with Atlanta Falcons NFL football player Kroy Biermann. (AP Photo/The Wendy Williams Show, Anders Krusberg)

In a very sincere episode of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta…”

This was by far the most drama-free episode of the show this season, mostly because there was hardly any interaction among the different housewives.  As a result, it was a bit of a snooze though there were some notable nuggets that could propel story lines down the road.

Kim Zolciak and Kroy Biermann had their baby K.J. Though K.J. came out a little early, there didn’t appear to be much in the way of medical issues. At one point, Kim sniped at Kroy for seeming so calm. Her daughters, though, could tell that the calmness was a front, that inside he was truly panicking.

We heard Kim cursing away as she was about to give birth, but the cameras did not capture the actual moment. Even this show has its boundaries!

(Kim will never be shown on camera without her wig on. She even kept it on in the delivery room!)

What happened to other housewives:

- Phaedra Parks is shown helping out a client who was oddly willing to be shown on camera. (She told me in an interview before the season started that most of her clients don’t want to be on the show, for obviousl reasons.) This dope smoking, tinted-car dude in Morrow named Dave clearly didn’t care. The judge gave David leniency partly because Phaedra is representing. Afterwards ,Phaedra discovered he lied about this tinted car. He had told the judge he had gotten rid of the tint. He hadn’t. The judge placed him on probation for six months and he could get tested at any time for drugs. Good luck with that. Shockingly, he paid  her in cash outside his tinted car.

- Kandi Burruss did a photo shoot with her mom Joyce. (Yes, they’ve moved on from Ridickulous). She glammed her mom up and placed her on the hood of a Camaro like she was Tawny Kitain. All this was so Joyce could start dating.

- Sheree Whitfield got served by her ex husband Bob, who is requesting the child support he hasn’t paid be reduced because his income is only $3,000 a month. Sheree was understandably upset. Her mom Thelma counseled her to get child support from him and fight him hard. We also again saw the plot of land where her future house may be. As of this taping, it was an empty pile of dirt.

- Cynthia Bailey and NeNe Leakes were the only housewives who interact at all with each other in the episode. They flew up to New York together. Cynthia was doing some business related to her modeling school. She met with her old beau from 25 years ago, media mogul Russell Simmons. They flirted and teased a bit. Russell said he would ask her out again and that she, at age 44, looked ageless. True that. And he was some multi-tasker, as she had warned. He signed books the entire time they talked. He also told her to change the description of her business to a “school of fashion,” not just a “school of modeling.” That way, “you don’t have to throw out the chubby girl,” Simmons said.  Later, she had drinks with her best friend and stylist Kithe Brewster. He got her to tearfully admit that she wasn’t all that happy in Atlanta and didn’t feel like herself. She said she missed New York and regretted leaving there. “I feel like I’m constantly doing damage control to make sure things are just okay,” Cynthia said. Plus, her marriage with Peter was part of the “just okay,” not great portion of her life. Sure, the cameras are on but Kithe did seem like a caring, thoughtful friend.

NeNe? She went on a date with John Kolaj, owner of Famous Famiglia, an Italian restaurant. They talked some business, idly discussing a possible lounge with NeNe’s real name Linnethia.  He then wined and dined NeNe, who enjoyed the flattery and attention but clearly was  not turned on by the short, chubby Italian man. He gave her a pen so she could use it to sign her first million-dollar deal. He brought her pricey high heels. Then he had a friend sing her an Italian love song. I suspect this is the last we’ll ever hear of John Kolaj.


“It was like a Mack truck driving through your hoo-hah.” - Kim Zolciak, about the birth of her youngest daughter, Ariana.

“This is a baby, not a football.” - Kim, after Kroy compared his calm before K.J.’s birth to the football field.

“I always say a mediocre laywer knows the law, a good lawyer knows the opposing counsel and a great lawyer knows the judge.” - Phaedra Parks.


Last week, the fifth episode of the show drew 3.25 million viewers, the most this year, and up from 2.75 million for the fifth episode, season three. We’ll have Sunday night’s ratings by Monday night and I’ll update.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

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December 12th, 2011
7:26 am

Rodney you say “dope smoking” like it’s a bad thing. You mean to tell me you watch all these crappy TV shows you blog about totally sober?!?!!?


December 12th, 2011
7:48 am

Phaedra’s client not only paid her in cash but did you see the pile of cash he was counting from?? It looks like he’s not just using the weed. Maybe the “illegal” dark tint are for business reasons.

meyouand she

December 12th, 2011
7:53 am

Nene looked like a real hillbilly in all that yellow, blonde and gold. She need to find a good sylist because she does not know what to wear. It appears after all the work on her million dollar teeth, she still needs them altered……those gaps were so big in those million dollar choppers you could drive a mack truck around her mouth.


December 12th, 2011
8:30 am

I didn’t watch it last night. I figured it would be boring.

Jennifer El

December 12th, 2011
8:44 am

Oy. Phaedra collecting cash money for law related services IN A PARKING LOT no less just made me cringe, cringe, cringe. And the client was super stupid trying to look all money with the cameras rolling. Careful. you might set yourself up to get robbed flashing wads on TV. And I can’t even get into the ignorance of the tinted windows he lied about fixing again ON CAMERA. I wouldn’t test a judge or make one look stupid.

NeNe it’s time to change that gold/blonde/whatever ‘do. PLEASE. It’s done.
That Italian guy is just fetching camera time, trying to promote himself. Are we really supposed to believe he’s attracted to NeNe without an ulterior motive? She’s far too ghetto for him I’m sure. He was greasy creepy. A wolf in sheep’s clothing.

I wonder if Kroy feels trapped. I just picture him sitting alone on their bed when Kim’s not around saying “Oh sheet.”

Sheree needs to get that money from Bob Whitfield. Groceries cost a lot. Not to mention building a house you can’t afford. She’s so backwards. Gotta say, though, I really like her mother.

Ole Curly Thumbs Kandi…Did you have to put vampire make-up on Moms like that? Dang. She’s already an attractive lady; she didn’t need smoky eyes to land a man at 60-plus.

When’s Kim’s show coming on?

Janet Flowers

December 12th, 2011
8:50 am

Phaedra appears to be as shady as her clients. I’m sure she knows the character of Dave and knew he was lying when he arrived in court but she still convinced the judge that he would do better (lie). Further, why did she have to notify him that he still owes her doesn’t she have a billing dept to handle that side of her business. OR was this a payoff for getting him off, AGAIN. It looked mighty shady to me.

Ron Burgundy

December 12th, 2011
9:13 am

Smelly Pkirate Hookers of Atlanta….classy!

Cookie of Decatur

December 12th, 2011
9:22 am

`I don’t watch much anymore. Just tacky, tacky, and tasteless. I read your comments, for mindless up todate information. thanks


December 12th, 2011
9:24 am

Keep the shows coming housewives! As long as your haters are talking you are still relevant and making dough!

Kandi Lover

December 12th, 2011
9:26 am

I record this show then watch it so I can forward past any KIM ZOLCIAK scene.

The Magnificent Carnac...

December 12th, 2011
9:33 am

Answer – Rodney and the RHOA’s

Question – Name 7 Ho’s that live in Atlanta…


December 12th, 2011
10:15 am

Having never worn a wig personally, can anyone else tell me what it’s like? Seems like it would be hot and sweaty under there. Then, it would be itchy. That might apply to all areas of the RHOA, but still I don’t get it. How bad is her hair that she feels that she needs to wear a wig?


December 12th, 2011
10:37 am



December 12th, 2011
10:38 am

Please American people. Stop watching this crap!


December 12th, 2011
10:45 am

If you keep your hair as well as the wig itself clean you will be fine. Kim’s wig’s arent attractive because they’re too big. Too much hair. She claims she lost her hair due to illness. I too do not watch Kim’s scene’s any more because it makes me cringe the way she talks in front of her daughters. They are not grown!

I thought Kandi’s mother looked nice.

With Lawerence on the scene there’s no way Cynthia’s weave should look the way it does. He whips the heck out of Sherre’s hair! Cynthia is a beautiful woman but that hair is driving me to drink.

I love this show! Purely for entertainment purposes.

Ron Burgundy

December 12th, 2011
10:51 am

They should change the name to Real Sperm Dumpsters Of Atlanta.


December 12th, 2011
11:05 am

Phaedra Parks ought to be ashamed for allowing cameras to follow her clients. She is deserving of a bar complaint. Certainly, she was not looking out for her client’s best interests by allowing a camera crew to film their conversations which are held confidential under Georgia law. She certainly waived that confidentiality. If I were the judge, I would rather quickly summon the client back to court since he has now admitted to lying to the Court. Did you just suborn perjury, Ms. Parks? Even IF that wasn’t the case, your decision to allow your clients to be filmed TO HIS DETRIMENT should subject you to sanctions by the State Bar.

Talented 10th

December 12th, 2011
11:16 am

@ Esq.

Hey, calm down. Phaedra’s no fool & neither is Bravo. I’m sure her client had to sign a waiver before appearing on the show.

This is entertainment, people. EN-TER-TAIN-MENT.

Get a grip, lighten up, and get your laugh on. :)

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December 12th, 2011
11:30 am

last night was very boring. Nene, please get over yourself. I love when people want the world from others but offer nothing more than a one way ticket to hell. The simple rule of thumb when it comes to dating someone; only ask for what you can deliver. When guys try to show her attention (i know, wth for), she looks uneasy and awkard, or completly disinterested. Did someone neglect to remind me that Greg’s a catch, or is he simply ON HER LEVEL?


December 12th, 2011
11:54 am

Thank goodness for these recaps, my fiance’ has absolutely forbidden me to watch any more reality TV claiming it’s bad for the brain and all-around well-being….so now I just read about, can’t hurt can it? ;)


December 12th, 2011
12:01 pm

Last night’s episode was a snoozefest and it wasn’t because there wasn’t any fighting it was just extremely boring lol

Cynthia does not age at all and I hope she moves back to NY because she was truly in her element there and I noticed her being so much happier there. She probably only moved to ATL to be with Peter’s angry behind.

Kandi’s momma is hilarious but I wish she would have applied softer make-up on her. Blue eyeshadow rarely looks good on anyone. Kandi looked nice on last night’s episode.

NeNe is funny and I can’t believe Gregg went along with her going on dates with other men during their “separation” but to each his own.

Kim is getting more boring each episode and I’m tired of seeing Sweetie with the MAC counter on her face everytime she appears. Less is more boo. Also, Arianna needs to start eating a bit more healthier and doing some excercises. She’s a cute girl but she’s already waddling like a duck.

I feel bad for Sheree’s son. He seems so withdrawn from his mother and father. I pray that someone is guiding him in the right direction. I also thought it was very tacky that she had the phone of speaker while talking about Bob with Kairo right there. Regardless of what you two are going through that is still his father and he looks like he’s dealing with enough.


December 12th, 2011
12:35 pm

Talented 10th . . . You’re exactly right; it’s EN-TER-TAIN-MENT. I’m truly getting my laugh on!


December 12th, 2011
12:38 pm


December 12th, 2011
12:41 pm

@Sunshine…spot on with the comment about Sweetie’s make up. WTH?? It makes me want to write my name on her face like one would do on an extremely dirty car.

Did anyone else peep out how big those shoes were that NeNe got? I mean a rock a 10 myself but good lord. They say the camera adds 10 lbs, does it also add 10 inches?


December 12th, 2011
12:42 pm

How about a new show called The Real Housewives of Dunwoody. That way at least we could follow some gals that actually graduated High School. Yes, I know one of the RHOA is an Attorney, but I am sure she went to Bankhead School of Law and Cosmetology.

stnky frts

December 12th, 2011
12:52 pm

As everyone has heard by now, the newest cast members of this show will be former Atlanta “celebrity” Virginia Gunn & the (late) Wolfman’s daughter Donna.

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December 12th, 2011
1:13 pm

Cyndi B., move back to NYC. I haven’t seen you look that happy since the… um… well… I haven’t seen you look that happy EVER!

By the way, where are Papa Smurf’s five offspring and his baby mamas? You can’t make me believe that they wouldn’t want a piece of the RHOA pie. If someone could track down Big Poppa, certainly 5 chillen can be located! Ja-mai-can me crazy, mon! Now THAT would be a show!


December 12th, 2011
1:42 pm

Can someone tell me how could you (Sheree) afford a multi-million dollar home when you don’t get any child support, the show you work on can be canceled at any time, your fashion business will not last long. People don’t understand if you buy a million dollar home, the upkeep of it would run around a 100,000 a year taxes, mainteance, gruoundkeeping etc… I moved from Atlanta to Orlando and almsot all of my neighbors call Atlanta Fake Atlanta, everybody trying to be more than what they are


December 12th, 2011
1:50 pm

If I were Cynthia I wouldn’t turn my back on Peter and NeNe. Not unless Cynthia is ready to unload some baggage on a hefty baggage handler.


December 12th, 2011
2:18 pm

Seriously, I could care less about this headline. As a season ticket holder I am more concerned about the Falcons winning a dam_ playoff game and then on to the Super bowl. This show has been a distraction for Kroy ever since he has been linked to the Housewives. Seems like since Kroy hooked up with Kim he can’t make any more sacks on the football field. Trust me it has been a disappointing year in fact because our team play 2 quarters and quit. I am blaming part of it on that half man half woman he hooked up with. We have too many off field distractions on this team.


December 12th, 2011
2:47 pm

Phaedra,Phaedra ,Phaedra, Phaedra what in the name of God are you doing??


December 12th, 2011
2:48 pm

Can’t wait to see what happens when the judge sees the fool in the parking lot with his tinted car! I imagine that PO will be stopping him for that drug test soon. Over and over. At least Phaedra got paid, she did her part!


December 12th, 2011
2:59 pm

Phaedra Why was Phaedra’s client walking in the courtroom saying “superstar lawyer”?

Nene why was she making all of those faces at dinner. She should have been happy someone was paying her some attention, and did anyone else notice how she warmed up to the guy after he started giving her gifts.

Kim’s scenes are a total bore.

Sheree wouldn’t have a storyline if it wasn’t for Bob not paying child support, and who does she think she is fooling with Chateau Sheree.

Kandi’s mama is a trip.

Cynthia why did she marry Peter? Everytime someone asks her about her marriage she get this sad look on her face and says that it could be better. She is still a newly wed. She should light up at the mention of Peter’s name or her marriage.

the dude

December 12th, 2011
3:06 pm


Food for thought...

December 12th, 2011
4:27 pm

Too bad it wasn’t the school of Common Sense.

I. Um. What?

December 12th, 2011
7:47 pm

I am so very confused. I hate this date that Nene is having. It is just awful. I can’t find the remote and I am tempted to go all the way up to the TV and change the channel myself. The convo with Kithe Brewster was the best thing about the show.

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December 13th, 2011
4:16 am

That “date” NeNe was on was painful to watch. Dude is saying all the wrong things; it was overkill, offensive and damn near racist and she is cheesing and drinking! I always thought she could put away some likker and she proved it on that episode. If they took out NeNe’s bad date, and Phaedra’s shyster tactics, it would have been a good episode focusing on family dynamics.


December 13th, 2011
5:18 am

uga a great school for lawyers? compared to what-certainly not emory, uf, carolina, duke, uva, etc. it does beat out bubba’s night law school, etc.


December 13th, 2011
7:22 am

Gotcha watching, can’t turn it off….can you? LOL!!


December 13th, 2011
10:49 am

Yes, Phaedra did her part by taking away all her class. As high of esteems she supposedly holds herself, why in the world would Phaedra allow her client to pay her in the parking lot like a drug dealer??? No wonder she tells contractors to look at her booty, that’s all she has!

Pago Flyer

December 13th, 2011
8:44 pm

Have you seen that VONAGE phone commercial…all 4 of crooks/guys in face masks are all….white. Come on people……


December 15th, 2011
10:44 am

i think that phaedra is very ghetto but she plays this role as if she is very high-class i mean how high class can she be she brought a stripper to kandi’s birthday party while her mother was there in the room and i know that if she had a birthday party and her mother was there she would have been very upset if someone had brought a stripper there because her mother is a person who is very deep into the lord. PHAEDRA MISS HIGH-CLASS PARKS


December 15th, 2011
10:55 am


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December 16th, 2011
10:23 am

I feel that Bob should ba paying child support: Whatever Sheree desires to have and she’s working that her business. Remember that could be your children or grandchildren: And why is everybody hating on Sheree: Women should support and be proud of her accomplishments. She is a great mom, she carries herself with respect, men are not introduced in her home or around her children and she is a beautiful woman. Yall stop hating and support and pray for Sheree.


December 16th, 2011
6:15 pm

What in the world did Sheree Mama have on when she showed up at the courthouse to support her daughter. Don’t Sheree have an outfit, purse & red bottom shoes for her mother. One hot mess. All of them.


December 16th, 2011
7:40 pm

Sheree, I thought you had alot more going for yourself. What woman in her right mine would let a man get away with not paying child support for 4 years? I wouldn’t have cared if they put it in every paper that I was seeking child support. What kind of man would not take care of his kids? He’s not a man, he is just a “Joke”. If you had been smart, you would have filed those papers when you first went to see Pheadra. She told you right, file the papers and lock his but up, but you had to think about it. Sheree that should have not been a thought, wake up and smell the coffee!! Life is rough at times for us all, it’s what we go through, that makes up who we are. Stop the winning and get some backbone about yourself. He is a “BUM” and always will be, you deserve a man not a “boy”.


December 16th, 2011
11:40 pm

All I can say is wow at this show. Look at the real reason Sheree isn’t getting child support actually 425 of them –