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Kim Zolciak confirms she’s returning to ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’

Kim Zolciak will return for a fifth season of "Real Housewives of Atlanta." CREDIT: AP

Kim Zolciak will return for a fifth season of "Real Housewives of Atlanta." CREDIT: AP

NeNe Leakes’ attorney last month told me she’s coming back to the fifth season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” which has reportedly started taping already.

Now Kim Zolciak today has confirmed she is sticking with the show another season on her Twitter page.  (Her attorney a couple weeks ago said he wasn’t sure at the time.)

Although during season four, Zolciak was focused on having her baby and didn’t engage as much with the other cast members (and she is pregnant again this season), Bravo still likes her and she obviously likes the paycheck to sustain her lifestyle.

Zolciak’s current spinoff “Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding,” which debuted April 26, has not pulled in the ratings of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” but the numbers have been still relatively strong, averaging about 1.5 million viewers for its first three of six episodes.

In the meantime, Cynthia Bailey, Phaedra Parks and Kandi Burruss are also expected to come back.

The only one out from season four was Sheree Whitfield. Now who will be her replacement?

Straight From the A’s Michelle Brown last week exclusively cited the new person as Kenya Moore. I have not been able to independently confirm this news. The 41 year old was a former Miss USA in 1993 but is not from Atlanta. She grew up in Michigan and has a recent address in Aurora, Col. She had to move to Atlanta to be part of the show.

Bravo tried out quite a few women in Atlanta but if Moore is indeed on the show, the casting folks had to fish outside of town to find an appropriate person who could interact with the proper energy and fireworks. (It’s also possible they are merely trying Moore out like they did Marlo Hampton last season, who was a recurring member but ended up not making the cut.)

Moore has been a model (there are plenty of racy shots of her online) and an actress with parts in sitcoms such as “The Parent ‘Hood,” “The Jamie Foxx Show,” “The Steve Harvey Show” and “Girlfriends” as well as movie roles in “Waiting to Exhale” and “Deliver Us From Eva.”

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

39 comments Add your comment

Shaniqua

May 8th, 2012
9:58 pm

Please tell me NeNe is NOT coming back. She embarrasses us sisters.

Thank God

May 8th, 2012
10:08 pm

I now have a reason to exist

iTryBe

May 8th, 2012
10:29 pm

Yes, NeNe is coming back!!! She’s the reason I watch the show. Hi haters!

Bob McDonough

May 8th, 2012
10:37 pm

itrybe
you are either a he-she or ho like the rest of the group.

Catgut

May 8th, 2012
10:42 pm

lol, there’s only so many dumb athletes out there, hood rats gotta make a livin.

Jack MehoffThe

May 8th, 2012
11:06 pm

Is it true that you can get herpes from watching this show?

Bell Bottoms

May 8th, 2012
11:30 pm

Tiffany

May 8th, 2012
11:43 pm

Damn, Ellie Mae(Kim) is returning. Maybe they will show Sheree cleaning her pool; at least she’ll be working to keep her son from sleeping on the floor.

Sick & Tired Of Being Sick & Tired

May 8th, 2012
11:50 pm

Just glad they did not put Marlo Hampton on the show….What a waste of humanity she is……just say’n!!!!! : -)

??

May 9th, 2012
12:21 am

LOL @ Tiffany

??

May 9th, 2012
12:31 am

Poor Sherree- I really feel sorry for her (getting dumped).

Steve

May 9th, 2012
12:41 am

I think Kim does a good job at hosting her own show. Plus, after her lavish wedding she needs the money.

Darla

May 9th, 2012
3:25 am

NeNe is the show!!!!!

RLP

May 9th, 2012
4:29 am

Kenya Moore would be a great rating booster to the show. She is one beautiful women. I still dont understand why there has not been another Housewives show in another state featuring women of color. I understand Housewives of Atlanta has the highest ratings.

Andy

May 9th, 2012
6:54 am

I’m not sure who/what has set the black population back more, this ignorant show or President Obama.

REALTALK

May 9th, 2012
7:00 am

Glad the main wives are returning NeNe ..hate all you like but she brings it, and tacky as all get out Kim. Not sure how i feel about She by Sheree not returning though. They could have let that poser Kandi go can’t stand her.. i see right through that hoe.. and the fakest of all Miss Phaekdra Parks. Marlo is an entertaining trainwreck hope she comes back recurring. I love Kenya Moore but if she is not from the A i don’t want her on the show only because I won’t be able to not watch without the side eye.. I thought the show wasn’t scripted..? Bravo please keep it as organic as possible. Real keeping it real.

Brown

May 9th, 2012
7:02 am

Did ‘Jersey Shore’ or former Senator John Edwards “set the white population back”? See how that works? Shall I go on?

Don’t wake up so early in the morning just to be ignorant all day long.

Barb

May 9th, 2012
7:27 am

Personally, I think Kroy said it best…Kim is vibrant, funny and happy…she is a born comic…and makes me laugh all the time…haters …you are just jealous…because she is smart too…used her beauty…to make money…better than turning letters like vanna white….

TBaby

May 9th, 2012
7:32 am

I’m glad that both Kim and NeNe are coming back. I just wish that Kim and NeNe make amends considering they MAKE THE SHOW and I love it. NeNe congrats on your sucess and endeavors, and Kim, I’m happy for you, Kroy, and your babies. I have a grandson that I call “KJ” too by the way .. LOL

monkeybusiness

May 9th, 2012
8:55 am

Too bad bravoid show has to import another ho. Guess after nened and marlon they were at the bottom of the barrel. real haters keeping it real ghetto.

Tina

May 9th, 2012
8:58 am

ANDY REALLY!! Surly your joking to think this tv series could be “a set the black population” ….let me explain this is ENTERTAINMENT, networks make money based on their ratings the more stormy the more viewers and if no has thanked you let me be the first thanks for watching this ignorant show. And Andy spread the word this show is certainly not a reflection of ALL BLACK people. It would certainly be a reflection of my intelligence to think/say that Charles Mason, Jim Jones, Jeffery Dahmer, Son of Sam, Susan Smith, Ted Bundy, Albert Fish, Albert DiSalvo, Gary Ridgway, Casey Anthony etc to say all white people are serial killers. Come out from under the ignorant rock which has obviously suppressed your thinking…

why?????

May 9th, 2012
9:01 am

@ Brown- Great comment. Maybe Andy will hitch up the ol’ trailer and move on now….

Brown

May 9th, 2012
10:14 am

why????? – LOL. The ol’ trailer, indeed.

veshti

May 9th, 2012
12:59 pm

Nene has to return to Real Housewives of Atlanta; along with Marlo, Kandi, Cynthia and maybe they should give Phaedra one more chance. Bravo must let Kim go she is not a real part of the housewives, so why keep her. She loathes the other ladies and looks down on them as if she is better than they are. Kim has dogged all of the women and needs to leave. Kim causes problems when there are none; she has proved time and time again that she always wants the spotlight on her and she can never be anyone’s friend, GET RID OF KIM.

Dash fan

May 9th, 2012
1:04 pm

Stacey Dash would have been a good fit considering the blow up she had recently with the Single Ladies show. A diva the could possibly stand up to Marlo and NeNe.

Tina

May 9th, 2012
2:26 pm

So back to the show…Nene keeps the ratings high (all the drama) after all she’s rich remember. I would not say she is the show but she’s certainly entertaining (still have not figured out why she has to wear those skits…you already have to double look at her sometimes to make she is a real female…keepin it real she can certainly play on the team with Wendy Williams..you know I’m telling the truth Kandi is the most REAL (believable) on the show who can make it rain harder than all the others, certainly has a good business sense. You see she’s starting that daughter up with the same business sense..now what are all the other parents doing with their children. I do wish her momma go somewhere and sit down. One minute she wants to be their age and the other she wants to respected as the parent, please find a man. Speaking of man I hope Kandi finds a partner who will love her for the person she is..everyone should have that. Even Kim where’s the love for Kim she’s no different than the other material, flashy chicks, she blends with the group. Looks like that older daughter of her is about a grown as the other housewives..maybe she can take Sheree’s spot. I do hope Kory grows a pair (you know…man up) as Kim will probably bore with that boy toy after a while..then again maybe not he’s rich, famous and now her HUSBAND (exactly what she wanted) and did I mention caters to her…what more could a Kim ask for. Work it and be seen is what Mrs. Cynthia says is her strength…were you expecting anything more? She gets her ghetto power from Peter and NeNe…who could be more ghetto??? They say love is blind..well it must have been blind, dumb and stupid she let Noelle’s daddy go….but that’s my Cynthia could not expect anything more. Speaking of Noelle where’s that fine daddy anyway he can certainly have more guest appearances. And poor Mel I know she thinks her sister can do better but really you took it to another level…. if I did not know any better I would think she wanted to marry Cynthia…just saying . And last but certainly not least Phaedra, our Southern Bell…I could not have said it better!! She’s the most positive on really tries to be professional/poised but I got to give it to her about making them dollars. I will need her to have a more discipline hand with Aden…discipline starts at home after all he is a young black male and the bulk of her clients are who??….don’t get it twisted. Another smart women…keeping that man close as she knows he has more now then he has never had in HIS ENTIRE life ie: fame, fortune, access she putting her man right in the mix. GOOD BYE Sheree now you can focus on your divorce, child support, house of Sheree, horrible clothing line….keep working toward that elegance and sophistication maybe in time you will figure it out it’s not about the material things that make you sophistication it starts from within.

rod

May 9th, 2012
4:02 pm

What the hell else can she do for a living…oh I forgot about her going back to pour my coffee at Starbucks

gordon

May 9th, 2012
8:09 pm

THEY ARE ALL TRASHY BITCHES WITH NOTHING TO THERE NAME EXCEPT STUPIDITY!!!!!!!!!!!

gunga din

May 9th, 2012
8:27 pm

one white hoe among a flock of even bigger black hoes

Andy

May 9th, 2012
9:25 pm

Tina and Brown, Are you assuming I’m white? Not all black folk like Obama or Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Andy

May 9th, 2012
9:27 pm

Gunga din…So right… Like to see some real women of Atlanta.

Dennis

May 10th, 2012
8:12 am

Kroy will end up like Lamar Odom, without a team. This is what dumb reality TV does to you. He must have the dumbest agent. These housewives shows need to be cancelled. One “actor” has already committed suicide and another is in jail. Do people really find it fun to watch these people destroy their lives on national TV? I guess so since the ratings are so good. What a crazy society we love in!!

[...] The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also reports: Although during season four, Zolciak was focused on having her baby and didn’t engage as much with the other cast members (and she is pregnant again this season), Bravo still likes her and she obviously likes the paycheck to sustain her lifestyle. [...]

[...] The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also reports: Although during season four, Zolciak was focused on having her baby and didn’t engage as much with the other cast members (and she is pregnant again this season), Bravo still likes her and she obviously likes the paycheck to sustain her lifestyle. [...]

[...] The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also reports: Although during season four, Zolciak was focused on having her baby and didn’t engage as much with the other cast members (and she is pregnant again this season), Bravo still likes her and she obviously likes the paycheck to sustain her lifestyle. [...]

[...] The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also reports: Although during season four, Zolciak was focused on having her baby and didn’t engage as much with the other cast members (and she is pregnant again this season), Bravo still likes her and she obviously likes the paycheck to sustain her lifestyle. [...]

[...] The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also reports: Although during season four, Zolciak was focused on having her baby and didn’t engage as much with the other cast members (and she is pregnant again this season), Bravo still likes her and she obviously likes the paycheck to sustain her lifestyle. [...]

Ronnie 62

May 12th, 2012
12:14 pm

@Tina, you are so on point! I saw an old film of Charlie Manson on MSNBC… Jeez,Then Jeffery Dahmer..crazy and sick! There are so many positive black females in Atlanta, GA who aren’t”ex strippers, hoes and hoodrats,skeezers and scallywags….But, Atlanta, GA educated black women don’t get good tv ratings. ….smh

carolynn p

May 13th, 2012
8:06 pm

how old is kim’s mom she looks very old?