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“Housewives” recap

NeNe: "I have to call my people!"

NeNe: "I have to call my people!"

Rodney Ho is on vacation this week so we’ll do our best to recap last night’s episode of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” (Hurry back RoHo!)

NeNe Leakes, who has landed an on-air role with WXIA doing celebrity bits, snags an interview with artist-producer Jermaine Dupri with the help of publicist Saptosa Foster. (By the way Saptosa is awesome. We work with her all the time on celebrity coverage. She’s very kind and professional. Here’s her website.)

When Saptosa tells NeNe the good news the budding entertainment broadcaster is elated and says, “I’ve got to call my people over at the news station!” Sort of reminds us of all the times we finish a phone call with Saptosa and then say, “I’ve got to call my people over at the AJC newsroom!” Oh wait. That never happens.

Cynthia Bailey also nabs a gig, modeling in a swimsuit fashion show in Miami. While on the phone with the fashion director she says she isn’t sure she’ll be bikini ready but never fear. She quips that she is willing to go “throw up what I just ate.” That’s some quality programming right there folks. Cynthia’s thrilled with the job because as her wedding approaches, she and her intended need every penny they can scrape together.

(I know it’s a reality-show necessity but sorta drives me nuts how everyone on this show constantly answers their cellphone on speaker, a la Michael Scott on “The Office.” Come on. WHO puts their cell phone on speaker?)

Phaedra Parks is still upset that Kandi Burruss told everyone the not-at-all-surprising news that her baby was actually born at full-term and not several weeks early as she had been insisting. But her maternal instincts seem to have kicked in. She expertly positions the baby and a burp cloth so he can breastfeed while she rants. Maybe the kid has a chance after all.

Kim Zolciak, about to go on tour with Kandi, models several racy outfits sure to entice the crowd. Her little girls join in the fun, prancing around in Mom’s high heels. Did y’all catch that the younger one goes, “Kiss, kiss!” and smooches Kim on each cheek as she arrives? It’s important to raise kids right, you know. Never too early to master the art of the air kiss.

In other Kim news she told People magazine that her pregnancy is “awesome.” She and Falcons player Kroy Biermann are expecting. Here’s that story.

Sheree Whitfield decorates an apartment for her daughter and that’s about it, unless we missed something.

The episode ends as all the ladies end up at Arista Spa, ostensibly to relax but actually to squabble. Cynthia brings up this bizarre “friend contract” once more. Kim and Phaedra scrap over this business with the baby again. Kandi just shakes her head like she is thinking, “I am a successful recording artist. Why did I sign up for this weekly train wreck?”

Finally a spa representative comes in to take the ladies to their respective restorative treatments. We suppose businesses let Bravo film in order to drum up brand awarness. Here’s our proposed motto for this week’s willing victim: “Arista Spa. Where you and people you don’t really like can sit around and yell at each other.”

42 comments Add your comment

Build a bridge and get over it

December 20th, 2010
11:21 am

Last night’s episode = BOOO-RING!! I turned it off after NeNe’s speaker phone mess!! Do people REALLY talk on their speaker phones like that?? REALLY??

VoiceOfReason

December 20th, 2010
11:21 am

Are you seriously confused about the speakerphone issue? They HAVE to put the phone on speaker for the show. They do it on all the shows. Don’t you think the audience would get bored with listening to just one half of the conversation?

Come on…

pmuckle

December 20th, 2010
11:21 am

good so with out Diva Dwight! Drama Queen he is!

Build a bridge and get over it

December 20th, 2010
11:24 am

I’m not confused at all….I was being facetious!!!!

Ms. KP

December 20th, 2010
11:24 am

Did Kroy really not protect himself? How can you be strategic on the field and not be strategic off the field. He has to be the dumbest person walking the face of the earth.

DJ

December 20th, 2010
11:25 am

Um, people on reality shows put their phone on speakerphone SO WE CAN HEAR THEM!!!

Hannah

December 20th, 2010
11:26 am

Not that I’m a Cynthia fan (actually, I don’t really dislike her), I do think it should be stressed that she was joking about throwing up.

carmen gonzalez

December 20th, 2010
11:34 am

Nene I’m in Washinto D.C I love you TV prograns you meke sunday fun y

Michelle

December 20th, 2010
11:44 am

After this re-cap guess I really didn’t miss anything because I truly forgot to watch RHOA…..MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL :)

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

sizziline

December 20th, 2010
11:54 am

I like them all but Cynthia should of threw up to her self that’s gross and Kim shouldn’t be talking about Phaedra cause her life is not a bed of roses either

Cubz_Fan

December 20th, 2010
11:56 am

@ Dougmo: You wrong for that!…. Stewart Ave still has a ho’ stroll?

arlene

December 20th, 2010
12:09 pm

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RealHousewives Fan

December 20th, 2010
12:10 pm

I enjoyed this episode. I thought what Cynthia said about throwing up was funny and meant to be a joke. I also like how she puts people in check and nips some of the drama in the bud. It’s hard for the women to respond when she comes back at them calmly and tells them lets move on. Phaedra is pure entertainment. Love her or hate her (and it seems that most hate her) you just never know what will come out of lips. And she has a lot of lips for infotainment to come out of. I think Phaedra and Cynthia were good additions to this season.

arlene

December 20th, 2010
12:13 pm

Phaedra said the baby’s birth weight was (6 or 7) pounds and 23 ounces. ?????

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

December 20th, 2010
12:17 pm

My post’ from Rodney’s blog:

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???

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???

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 hosting parties @ various nightclubs. She was advertised on local (ATL) radio stations hosting a party last weekend.

Thought it was just me

December 20th, 2010
12:24 pm

Arlene…glad someone else caught that one! Floored me!!!! LOL!

S2C

December 20th, 2010
12:25 pm

dougmo2, you are about right with Kim Z. That’s about ALL she’s fit to do. She “says” she’s a nurse; and we see she isn’t a “singer” as well. Kandi would do well to leave this “hanger oner” alone if she wants the tour to really be successful. How do you tour with someone who sleeps with men for a profession? And Sheree, what kind of “Mother” are you? Hooking your daughter and her boyfriend’ apartment up? Whatever happened to “marriage”? But then again, the child hasn’t seen that example in her mother and father, so I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!!!!! Like I said: It’s a train crash I love watching! :-)

ATLGAL

December 20th, 2010
12:58 pm

The show was ok at the end..but the basketball wives is good!!! Nene is childish, why are you telling everyone about that? grow up! kim aint no phaedra!!! poor kandi!!! feel bad for her!!

Mzsan

December 20th, 2010
1:13 pm

I’m not a math major but…I was trying to figure out what’s up with Kim hosting the parties mentioned this past weekend as well. I also read Kim is in the process of writing a relationship books. WTF!!! LMAO for REAL…

Carlton

December 20th, 2010
1:14 pm

There was an error in the link to Saptosa’s website.

Here is the correct link: http://www.135stagency.com/aboutus.html

Joepapa

December 20th, 2010
1:32 pm

I guess the only thing I want to know is did NeNe and Peter ever hook up?

Kat

December 20th, 2010
1:37 pm

On Watch What Happens Live they brought up the baby weight issue and Phaedra said it was a slip of the tongue. She said she meant to say 7lbs 13 ounces. Also, the poll question asked “Who would you NOT sign a friend contract with?” 50% said Phaedra and you could tell that Andy tried to quickly move on since Phaedra and Apollo were the guests. Message to Apollo: don’t speak, just stay pretty. You ruin the illusion when you open your mouth. Not impressed.

Talented10th

December 20th, 2010
2:01 pm

Yes, I agree Basketball Wives (and Football Wives) on VH-1 is a poppin’ reality show, especially with the addition of Tammy, former NBA player Kenny Anderson’s ex-wife.

Somehow, Executive Producer, Shaunie O’Neal (as in Shaquielle’s ex-wife), keeps the cameras rolling during some very emotional, explosive moments between these 2 and other cast mates. I also like the fact that Shaunie incorporated 2 NBA wives with 16 plus years of successful marriage to their athlete husbands. This showed the audience that long-term marriages to ballers is possible.

All in all, it’s just a much better show that RHOA….Baskeball Wives and Football Wives (BOTH produced by Shaunie) show mainly women of color who are/were actually married to/formally involved (as in past fiancees) of the athletes. Their money is long and REAL and makes for a better looking show. These women NEVER come across as begging hustlers (Attention: Sheree, Kim).

Just my take on it…but I LOVE PHAEDRA. She’s the only RHOA I can remotely relate to…minus the convict husband, of course.

Jennifer Brett

December 20th, 2010
2:25 pm

Dear Carlton,

Thanks for the alert. I fixed the link in the post above. We had one too many http:’s before!

Jennifer

cancel this show

December 20th, 2010
2:27 pm

normally i dont watch reality tv but what else is on I sat down yesterday and watched the Beverly Hill Housewives and damn they are on top of their game the atlanta housewives are a joke and they are embarassing our great city please take those broke down women off all of them……immediately

Kandi you seem to be on top of your music game stick to that why did you take this gig are you in need of money to its obvious of the other ladies?

Atlantaphotog30127

December 20th, 2010
2:27 pm

I was really disappointed that after the show on the “Watch What Happens Live” segment, Andy had Phaedra Parks and her husband Apollo on there and chickened out. He brought up the incredibly racist comments Phaedra had made earlier in the season about how White kids are all, “brought up eating canned foods”, and “are raised in homes with no disipline”.

Phaedra and Apollo quickly laughed, and reached behind them to pull out a bag filled with expensive canned products like caviar to give ot Andy, to quickly divert from the question. Andy didn’t pick up where he left off and corner then to actually answer the question, went to break, and dropped it when he came back. Grow a set, Andy!

icallitlikeiseeit

December 20th, 2010
3:13 pm

Phaedra wears me out week after week? Where did they find her? Seven pounds and 23 ounces. Umm…slip of the tongue my foot!!! They teach us, in elementary school, that 16 ounces is the same as one pound. And, what parent don’t know how much your child weighed at birth (my Grandmother knows the birth weight of all of her children and grandchildren and can recite them at the drop of a hat!!). I would have been fine with, just, NeNe, Sheree’, Kim, Kandi, and Cynthia. I think that Apollo is the reason for Phay-Phay being on the show. And, everytime they have a scene with him, he is shirtless (oh YEAH!!!!) or has on a “wife beater”, showing off his impressive guns ( would like to hold on to those!!!! Umm, Apollo, if you get tired of Phay-Phay……LOL). Face it, the show needed male eye candy and they got it in Apollo. Reduce Phay-Phay to a seen and not heard role (the way that she said that the child is to be raise), because each time she opens her mouth, I cringe!!. As for Cynt, I think that she created that “Friendship Contract” as a light hearted joke, but, it was taken for far more than it is worth. I like Cynt and her sister Malorie. Kandi’s new album is HOT!!!!!! I recommend everyone to, atleast, listen to it!! But, when Kandi’s wig fell off (when she was rehearsing) and she went running, that was SO funny!!!! I think that Sheree’ decorating her daughter’s apartment was very sweet and thoughtful and showed Sheree’ to be the loving Mother that I know that she is. Kim. Kim, Kim, Kim. What can I say about Kim Z. Umm…..let me think…..umm….wait, there’s……I give up. I got nothin’!!! LOL But, seriously, Phay-Phay want documentation on Kim’s education and her schooling? How about someone ask Phay-Phay for documentation on her schooling as well as her court transcripts. I say, reduce her role to a (hardly) seen and not heard role (and her scenes must be with Apollo shirtless) and bring Lisa, Ed, and E.J back!!! I love the Hartwells!!!

Kar

December 20th, 2010
3:23 pm

Unfortunately, EVERYBODY seems to use speakerphone on their cells now. One of my big pet peeves. I don’t want to hear one side of their conversations, now we get to hear both.

LMac

December 20th, 2010
3:27 pm

Poor Phaedra…for such an intelligent Entertainment Lawyer, you would think she would know that when she says her baby weighed 7 pounds 23 ounces…she’s not foolin anybody. She might be able to fool one of the Fulton County judges on a good day but you can’t fool Bravo watchers. Bless her heart!

Sunday Watcher

December 20th, 2010
4:54 pm

did anybody catch the Phaedra and Apollo interview when he described how they me at a traffic light. He said that that he is four years younger than her. But in his story he said he had to lie to her because of his age. He was still in high school and she was in lae school. If you try REAL hard you can maybe make the math work out, BUT I’ve found Phaedra to be a habitual liar throughout the season, unless she skirts the issue altogether to avoid being caught.

Not to mention that he seemed like her pet monkey when she made it quite clear that a pre-nup was ‘for sure’ with him. he gets no respect from her. I see Phaedra as that girl who wanted to be like the other girls but could never get a guy to like her. Finally, the guy she’s always dreamed of (pretty boy with no other options) came by and “all be damned with the world” ….I’m getting this one.

attytom

December 20th, 2010
6:26 pm

Appollo may be a very attractive brother. However , his appeal is greatly diminished when he speaks.His voice lacks baritone , masculinity and is consistent with how his wife treats him—a b-tch!

Why would Sheree furnish an apartment for her unwed daughter and boyfriend.The acorn does not fall far from the tree.Black women are the most morally , spiritually bankrupt women in the country. Then they have the nerve to ask where are all the good men.

Roxxie

December 20th, 2010
6:30 pm

@sunday watcher, you are so right! Phaedra cant possible believe th lies she is telling herself!!!
It is so obvious this a marriage of convienence(sp), no chemistry between the phaedra and apollo at all.

Roxxie

December 20th, 2010
6:31 pm

@attytom, stand down man!! you dont know ALL the black women in the world!!!

DaniX2

December 20th, 2010
11:06 pm

Phaedra is a clown!!! I would have to be at the very end of my rope if I were any sort of entertainer to allow Phaedra anywhere near my career. It’s an absolute joke everytime she opens her duck beak to speak. 7 months pregnant baby weighs 7 pounds and 23 ounces where is her law degree from?She must have attended that on-line school with Dr. Tyee or whatever his name is. Apollo is something grand to look at but really should keep his pickle sucking jaws shut!

Oh Why???

December 21st, 2010
12:26 am

Sigh…where do I begin? The aftershow with Andy was lacking in so many ways. Phaedra & Apollo created the most outlandish stories for their benefit and her mother. I’m shocked how the quintessential Southern Belle would allow a man to follow her home (no less) after he saw her on I-285 on the Chattahoochee River. I declare, as I clutch my pearls an fan myself. Apollo’s “turnkey” business…a tee hee.

Kandi appears to be the most level-headed person on this show. NeNe & Kim will fuss and fight depending on the time of day and temperature. Sheree is more likeable and furnishing her daughter & boyfriend’s apartment was a nice touch.

joe camel

December 21st, 2010
6:07 am

sorry tom, deny it all you want but your gay

DaniX2

December 21st, 2010
9:45 am

I may have been a bit harsh with my comments about Phaedra and Apollo. I don’t know them personally, have never met them and have no idea what they are like outside of watching them on television. Maybe her insane comments come from editing or being nervous and saying anything, he may actually be intelligent and for some reason not able think of anything else to say (in other words not dumb enough to find himself bitting the hand that feeds him). Anyway, I sort of enjoy the show and it’s just for entertainment so I’ll just laugh and keep unnecessary comments about other people to myself.

swann

December 21st, 2010
1:51 pm

Rumor on blogs today: NeNe is expecting. Rodney have you heard this.

Miss Manners

December 21st, 2010
2:39 pm

I thought the pickle picture was Phaedra’s idea after seeing pictures somewhere? On the LIve show, she said it was someone else’s idea, are they clipping her scenes out to make her appear to be a liar?

AlphaSphinx

December 25th, 2010
1:45 pm

Miss Manners,

They edit the show. The way the clips are done, they make my Phaedra seems like she’s a liar. Now why is that, I don’t understand it! HOWEVER, I LOVE me some PHAEDRA!!!! She is TRUTH!

I am GLAD she kept her word: “The next time I see Kim, I am going to ask her about all this chatter!”…..andddddddddddddd, it was on when they got to the spa!!!! :)

Hearsay

December 25th, 2010
2:17 pm

Khandi, if Kim doesn’t want to work, I know a young lady that will give her right arm for the opportunity to work with you! Drop Kim Z-ero. Kim must be acting for the cameras because nobody can be that ungrateful.
Nene, get your hustle on sista! Don’t give up on Greg! Get some counseling.Talk to Monique, cheating is NOT a deal breaker.
Phaedra, Phay, Phay-phay. How are you gonna check somebody when you LIED. You lose credibility. and come off as phony. Drop the “bough” and stick with the “ghetto” cause you wear it well. Oh, and Apolo is fione.
Sheree, I want that body! 2011, I’m using you as motivation.
Hey Cynt!