Tuesday, October 7, 2008


(from left to right: Sheree Whitfield, Kim Zolciak, DeShawn Snow, Lisa Hartwell, Ne Ne Leakes.)

The day we have been waiting on is finally here. Finally. Get your TiVo's and DVRs read because tonight, the season premiere of The Real Housewives of Atlanta will debut on the Bravo network at 9 pm eastern standard time with an encore at 11 pm. Expanding on the success of the original hit series The Real Housewives of Orange County and the watercooler sensation The Real Housewives of New York City, Bravo is heading South for its newest installment, The Real Housewives of Atlanta. An up-close and personal look at life in Hotlanta, The Real Housewives of Atlanta follows five glamorous Southern belles -- DeShawn Snow, Kim Zolciak, Lisa Hartwell, NeNe Leakes, and Sheree Whitfield-- as they balance motherhood, demanding careers and a fast-paced social calendar, and shows what life is like in the most exclusive areas of Atlanta. These driven and ambitious women prove that they're not just "housewives," but entrepreneurs, doting mothers and classy Southern women.

It's about damn time, Bravo added more color to their network. Anyhoo, expect the first episode to start off with a bang. A bang so big it will surely have you anticipating next week's episode. In the opening episode there's one course of drama after another. In the series premiere, Whitfield throws a birthday party for herself so she can stay on the social radar for when her upcoming clothing line launches. And while she hires a party director, publicist and numerous other coordinators to make sure everything goes smoothly, her guests have also hired the services of stylists and makeup artists to make sure they look their best. Tension runs high during the preparation phase, which includes a cake designed to look like her favorite bag. Then it runs higher when a misunderstanding occurs. Or is it a misunderstanding? Unfortunately, an oversight creates an incident at the party that does not improve the pre-existing friction between Whitfield and Leakes, who claims they're on good terms now. "I think Sheree is a lot of fun. She has a strong personality, and I have a strong personality as well," admits Leakes. "Sheree and I sometimes bump heads but when we first met -- which was about seven years ago -- we would talk on the phone, you know, five and six times a day. We hung out. Our children played together. Just as time went on, things just didn’t work out for us so we are cordial." Caught between the two is Leakes' friend Kim Zolciak, the only white Atlanta housewife featured. She owns up to being materialistic, which is good since her lifestyle is funded by her celebrity boyfriend, whom she keeps anonymous by only talking to him on the phone and referring to him as Big Papa.

Special thanks to Bravo's Orli Sharaby for reminding me of the show's premiere. To read brief bios of the castmates and watch clips from the show, go over to Bravo's official website at Bravotv.com.


1 Comment:

Trishbaby said...

I am so ready!!!!!!!!!!!

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