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“Housewife” NeNe disputes pregnancy rumor

The blogosphere is alight with chatter suggesting NeNe Leakes is pregnant, but her response, via Twitter, is pretty adamant: “PREGNANT? I’ve said it b4 & I’ll say it AGAIN…I WON’T B HAVIN A CHILD WIT NO MAN! SHOP IS CLOSED! WRONG HOUSEWIFE.”

929 Dave FM’s Jimmy Baron piped up with a little info just now, saying he sat with NeNe last night at a Hawks game, where she had a cocktail.

NeNe Leaks, left, and Jimmy Baron at the Hawks game.

NeNe Leaks, left, and Jimmy Baron at the Hawks game.

“NeNe was very pleasant and actually better looking in person, if you ask me,” said Baron, whose show “Jimmy & Yvonne” is on from 5 to 9 a.m. weekdays (Wonder what they will discuss tomorrow?)

Numerous blogs, including The Beat of Philly, and Media Takeout, have been posting items about  the supposed pregnancy, where paternity is a mystery. It’s not clear whether there are various sources behind these multiple online articles, or if they’re all just repeating what the other has posted.

It’s just the latest preggo chatter surrounding the “Real …

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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 …

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Want to take Phaedra Parks to dinner?

Kandi Burruss attended Phaedra's baby shower. Here's a photo from the event.

Kandi Burruss attended Phaedra's baby shower. Here's a photo from the event, which Parks tweeted.

If you just can’t get enough of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member Phaedra Parks, here is your chance for some quality time, in person.

Dinner with Parks, an entertainment attorney whose lavish baby shower was the setting for one of the episodes so far this season, is up on the auction block at the Charity Buzz web site. Proceeds benefit the Southern Rural Black Womens Initiative.

Here is the link for the item.

The bidding goes on through Nov. 17. Right now the asking price is $300, although Charity Buzz values this “celebrity experience” at $2,500.

If you win, you get to have dinner with Phaedra, one-on-one. And you’ll be picking up the tab. The auction information states that the winner is responsible for dinner.

Happy bidding!

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Kim the Housewife and her new Falcons honey

From the Falcons.com site

From the AtlantaFalcons.com site

Well, here we go again, with the latest chatter about “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member Kim Zolciak.

The most recent rumor: she and Atlanta Falcons player Kroy Biermann apparently are an item.

We have this on good authority, but it’s also the subject of speculation on various celeb gossip sites. We really love the headline on HollywoodGossip.com’s story: “Kroy Biermann: Dating Kim Zolciak for Some Reason.” Ouch!

The 24-year-old Biermann was selected as a fifth round draft choice by the Atlanta Falcons in 2008. In his first two seasons in Atlanta, has totaled 60 tackles (51 solo), seven sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. A Montana native, he is ranked third among Falcons players in sacks and recorded his first career touchdown on a fumble recovery against New Orleans last year.

Thanks to our sports department colleagues for that last bit of information. Our question: will they play “Tardy for the Party” at the Georgia Dome …

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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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NeNe’s new job – as a morning-show personality

293.ad.NeneLeakes.RlHWAtlRn.120408Those of us in the media have a big time chronicling the “Housewives,” and now one of them seems to be joining us.

NeNe Leakes “will be joining the 11Alive morning crew this summer. She’ll be bringing her fun and sense of humor to some great entertainment and feature segments,” the station said.

We just got word that the Housewives will be shooting scenes for the upcoming season on Bravo tonight at Twist, if you’d like to stop by and gawk.

Leakes herself has been newsworthy lately, showing up at an event sporting a new nose. It’s unclear whether she’ll be discussing that on air, but if you miss her on WXIA you can catch her on Bravo.

“Her work at 11Alive will be documented by Bravo and part of the upcoming fall season of ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ ” the station’s statement continued.

Leakes is already a published author, remember.

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NeNe’s new nose

Before and after pix from RadarOnline.com

Before and after pix from RadarOnline.com

NeNe Leakes has a new nose and has been appearing in a play. The reviews – of the nose – aren’t great.

“I think @NeNeLeakes might have just committed a Jennifer Grey,” a Twitter post from a user named Heidi Mara reads.

“I like your new nose,” reads a tweet from someone calling him or herself Return of Cirque. “Where did you buy it?”

Those are the nicer comments.

RadarOnline.com says the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member is on nose job #3 and has other work done.

“Her friends and family are worried that she will get addicted to plastic surgery, but sadly the producers of the show are not discouraging because they think it adds some drama for the fans,” the site says, quoting unnamed sources.

Leakes posted this photo of herself on Twitter

Leakes posted this photo of herself on Twitter

Leakes, a frequent tweeter who is usually pretty candid about what’s going on, isn’t responding to the critics. Instead she’s been talking about her recent trip to New York, where she’s …

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“Housewives” celebrate at baby shower

A photo posted from Phaedra Parks' shower shows her looking "like a goddess."

A photo posted from Phaedra Parks' shower shows her looking "like a goddess."

Several cast members from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” got together over the weekend to celebrate new member Phaedra Parks’ new baby, due in July.

We hear the fete, was held at the Park Tavern, which was festively decorated in blue and white (Parks and her husband are expecting a boy).

Parks “looked like a goddess,” one attendee told us, and indeed a photo posted from the event shows a radiant Parks in a glamorous, deep blue dress with white flowers in her hair.

The Bravo cameras were rolling, of course, so look for the celebration on an upcoming episode. Because the event was held on Sunday, the weekend of the Kentucky Derby, guests were encouraged to arrive in hats. Almost everyone did.

Kim (Zolciak) got there late, and wasn’t wearing a hat,” our source told us. But, the leggy blonde, a mom of two, apparently dispensed helpful parenting advice.

Other cast members, including Lisa Wu Hartwell, …

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“Housewives” at Steeplechase

Locke and Burruss brave the weather in style

Locke and Burruss brave the weather in style

Crummy weather on Saturday didn’t stop some of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast members from clinking glasses under the Chairman’s Tent at the Atlanta Steeplechase. Bravo cameras were there rolling (naturally) as stylist Dwight Eubanks made the scene, Kandi Burrus sang the National Anthem

Locke and Eubanks make the scene

Locke and Eubanks make the scene

and two of the new additions, Cynthia Bailey and Phaedra Parks, showed up looking elegant in lovely hats. B 98.5’s Vikki Locke was there partying with the “Housewives” crew, looking very lovely herself!

By the way, Vikki posted a thrilling video clip of her husband Mike learning to sabre a bottle of champagne.

Wielding the sword like a pro, he delivered a clean blow that got the job done without wasting one precious drop. Great job!

Bravo cameras were rolling during the outing

Bravo cameras were rolling during the outing

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“Housewives” husband to hit the stage

Photo from BET.com

Photo from BET.com

Cast members from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” have been savvy about parlaying their notoriety into business opportunities. Kandi Burruss is also a boutique owner, after all, and Kim Zolciak has that “Tardy” song.

But who says the guys can’t get in on the action? Not Ed Hartwell.

We’re told the former NFL player and husband of Lisa Wu Hartwell plans a stage debut next month. He will star in the live performance of “False Profits! God Don’t Like Ugly Saturday,” billed as both play and “old school concert.” The show is at 6:30 p.m. May 8 at the Rialto Theater downtown.

A press release helpfully pointed out that the word “prophets” is rendered “profits,” the homonym serving to note the “controversial topic of pastors who use their church for their own personal monetary gain.”

Ed Hartwell said in a statement about the show, “I am excited about this performance and it is about time someone spoke out about this very serious issue in the church.”

Playwrights …

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