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‘Housewife’ Kandi Burruss wants to make you (well, maybe not you, but somebody) a star

We’ve gotten word from BravoTV that it’s given the greenlight to “The Kandi Factory,” a new special following “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star and multi-platinum songwriter Kandi Burruss.

Quoting a Bravo press release,  “Burruss will give two protégés the opportunity to come to Atlanta and learn the fundamentals of pop music success. … Burruss and her team of experts at ‘The Kandi Factory’ will work with the two contestants in order to turn them into music superstars.”

Bravo didn’t release any pesky who-what-when-where info, but it did supply this tasty morsel we can all chew on till that magic moment arrives:

“Ever since Burruss turned Kim Zolciak‘s single ‘Tardy for the Party’ into a digital download phenomenon, she has been bombarded by thousands of wannabe artists desperate for her popstar secrets. Burruss believes she can turn anyone with raw talent and drive into ’something hot’ and wants to give aspiring artists a shot at their dream.”

(The Queen …

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A very pregnant “Housewife” Kim Zolciak and Kroy Biermann at Falcons player’s fundraiser

Kim Zolciak and Atlanta Falcons player Kroy Biermann, who are expecting a child soon, attended a fundraiser at the Twelve Hotel at Atlantic Station the other night. The event benefited the Chauncey Davis Foundation, started by Kroy's fellow Falcon Chauncey Davis. It supports healthy programs for kids.

"Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast member Kim Zolciak and Atlanta Falcons player Kroy Biermann, who are expecting a child soon, attended a fundraiser at the Twelve Hotel at Atlantic Station the other night. The event benefited the Chauncey Davis Foundation, started by Kroy's fellow Falcon Chauncey Davis. It supports healthy programs for kids.

Kim's fellow "Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast members Sheree Whitfield, shown here, and Kandi Burruss, attended as well.

Kim's fellow "Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast members Sheree Whitfield, shown here, and Kandi Burruss, attended as well.

Monica Pearson was among the honorees at the event, benefiting the Chauncey Davis Foundation, which supports healthy programs for kids. Davis often credits his mother's struggle with diabetes to explain his interest in educating young people about healthy lifestyles.

WSB anchor Monica Pearson, shown here, and Dan Miller from Enterprise Holdings, were among the honorees at the event, benefiting the Chauncey Davis Foundation, which supports healthy programs for kids. Davis often credits his mother's struggle with diabetes to explain his interest in educating young people about healthy lifestyles. "After my mother lost her leg due to complications associated with diabetes, I wanted to make a difference that would not only educate young people but also save and change lives,” said …

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NeNe Leakes’ TV news debut

neneReal Housewives of Atlanta cast member NeNe Leakes is getting a new dose of exposure starting this week, as a WXIA-TV contributor.

The NBC affiliate stressed to Buzz a while back that Leakes is not to be considered a “journalist” but rather, an addition to the station’s entertainment offerings. NBC’s Bravo airs the “Housewives” shows, making this project something of a family affair.

The partnership gets off the ground this week with Leakes’ encounter with artist Jermaine Dupri. In a clip on the WXIA Web site the two shoot hoops while talking about…shooting hoops.

“I am a good basketball player,” Leakes announces, slipping out of her heels to demonstrate. The clip runs a little over two minutes and she does appear to sink one.

“Too bad I have on a dress,” she laments after missing some shots. “If I didn’t have on a dress, I’d make it happen for y’all.”

The action takes place at Dupri’s studio, and he explains that artists who need to take a break from recording can play …

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Has NeNe the Housewife hit a rough patch?

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NeNe Leakes of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” either is having trouble at home or is working hard at boosting her brand.

Maybe both.

A RadarOnline.com story says that ever since her son, Bryson Bryant, was arrested on a drug charge in Gwinnett County, things have been icy at Chez Leakes.

“The arrest really upset NeNe as she knows her son is hanging out with a bad crowd,” said the report, which says young Bryant has dropped out of college and is now working as a club promoter. “It has put pressure on her relationship with her husband, Greg Leakes, who is not Bryson’s real father as they both know that he’s still drinking and smoking with his buddies.”

The quote most likely to get the side-eyes rolling in Atlanta: “NeNe perceives herself as a real socialite in Atlanta and she does not like the fact that Bryson’s arrest generated bad publicity for her and she is worried that he might get into more trouble in the future.”

And here’s the money shot: “It might make …

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NeNe the “Housewife” bails on Fox

nene-leakesNeNe Leakes, a cast member on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” spiked an interview with a local Fox News affiliate in New York just before it was to begin, TMZ reports.

Leakes has been keeping her Twitter followers updated on her every move during her trip to promote her book and the show with posts like, “Still grinding in rainy NYC! Book signing in Harlem today! Hue-man bookstore at 6 p.m.! Show some love New York.”

She hasn’t made any mention of the scotched show, but “sources on the set tell TMZ that she realized it was a FOox show just a few minutes before her appearance,” the celeb site reported. It also said witnesses overheard her saying “she hates the network” and was troubled by a recent report by Fox 5 Atlanta.

Leakes made unwanted headlines recently after her son Bryson Bryant was arrested for a minor pot possession charge in Gwinnett County.

She’s tackled that matter head-on, tweeting on Wednesday, “I know my parenting job is never done but tough love is ordered …

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Buzz in our ear: Can you guess who?

We hear a certain local developer’s involved with an upcoming charity bash benefiting a great cause. But he’s asking that media who attend sign nondisclosure forms promising not to link him with the blond, statuesque cast member of a certain reality TV show. For real. And what’s this we hear about MTV in town, filming a pilot to compete with said reality show?

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