Sunday, December 13, 2009

Daily World Buzz Reports That Kim Zolciak and Nene Leakes Alledgedly Fired from Real Housewives of Atlanta



In the Daily Word Buzz, Justinberg Veicht Meller reports thatKim Zolciak and NeNe Leakes have alledgedly just been fired from Real Housewives of Atlanta because they wanted more money. The producers of The Real Housewives of Atlanta show are looking forward for new stars to replace Kim Zolciak and NeNe Leakes. This is a sad news for the fans of the two stars.Source: Kim Zolciak and NeNe Leakes fired from Real Housewives of Atlanta Daily World Buzz http://www.dailyworldbuzz.com/kim-zolciak-and-nene-leakes-fired-from-real-housewives-of-atlanta/6549/#ixzz0ZbbQhkQh Via: Daily World Buzz


PLEASE SAY IT ISN'T SO!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Real Housewives of Atlanta Kandi Burruss Flies Above.. 100% Class Act!






This article was written by Rodney Carmichael in Atlanta's Creative Loafing...I think he has captured all of the things we all love about Kandi Burruss. She is real and a class act. Also, if you are in the Atlanta area, be sure to visit her fabulous boutique "Tag" in the West Village in Smyrna. Enjoy!
" When Kandi Burruss reveals, during a recent telephone interview, that her favorite expletive is "motherfucker," it's almost too cute to bear. As if we really needed another reason to root for the Atlanta native, come to find out she likes to cuss up a storm, too."My mouth is bad sometimes," she says, smiling through the phone. "I have to wash it out with soap. Luckily y'all don't get to see that ’cause you can't really say bad language on TV."It's probably one of the few character wrinkles of Burruss' that wasn't excessively ironed out over the course of Season Two on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." While NeNe Leakes transgressed from fan fave to villain with a vengeance, newbie Burruss stole the hearts of viewers with her down-to-earth, charmed demeanor and an off-screen plot line that earned an outpouring of sympathy.Considering all the tribulations and B.S. Burruss has publicly endured in recent months — from the gossip blogs that initially made a mockery of her relationship with former fiancé Ashley "A.J." Jewell to the shocking tragedy that claimed his life before the season finished airing — it almost seems as if her decision to be on the show was cursed from the start.But the exposure, and all the drama that's come with it, could potentially work wonders for the solo career of the Grammy-winning songwriter and former member of the Atlanta-based girl group Xscape. Not only has she garnered a new fan base, she's renewed old fans' interest. And she's done so by giving them something they never had before — an intimate look at the story behind her music.Case in point: "Fly Above," the lead single on her new self-released EP of the same name, is a half-baked R&B ditty about one of the most cliché topics in black pop — them haters. But set against the backdrop of Burruss' whirlwind drama, unfolding as it has before the viewing public, the song rises to the level of a cathartic anthem."'Fly Above' is [my] theme song because so many people have counted me out and hated on me over the years," says Burruss. "And over and over again, I have to prove myself."She first sprouted wings after the demise of Xscape, the ’90s female R&B quartet she joined, along with Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, as a 14-year-old attending Tri-Cities High School in East Point. After dropping three platinum albums in eight years, the ’round-the-way girls of Jermaine Dupri's So So Def label split amid finger-pointing and infighting. "When the group was falling apart, certain members were just like, 'Y'all ain't gonna do nothing once I do my thing,'" Burruss recalls.
But she went on to achieve groundbreaking success when she and Cottle co-wrote TLC's No. 1 hit, "No Scrubs" (1999). Burruss followed that up with a string of hit singles and album cuts written for such chart-topping acts as Destiny's Child ("Bills, Bills, Bills," "Bug-a-Boo"), Pink ("There You Go"), N'Sync ("It Makes Me Ill"), Whitney Houston ("Tell Me No") and more. "I break off and start writing songs for everybody, and that caught people off-guard."But solo success still eluded Burruss. Her debut, Hey Kandi, released in 2000, failed to make a dent. Even though the danceable first single "Don't Think I'm Not" reached No. 24 on the Billboard Hot 100, Columbia Records bounced her from the label. Still, the industry couldn't write her off just yet. Her behind-the-scenes writing credits earned her a Grammy for "No Scrubs" and she was the first woman to be honored as Songwriter of the Year by the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards.She'd emerged as the new voice of female empowerment, penning plain-spoken, in-your-face anthems that gave ladies the upper hand. In particular, such songs as TLC's "No Scrubs" — inspired by a bootleg boyfriend of Burruss' — and Destiny's Child's "Bills, Bills, Bills" — in which potential male suitors are reminded, as Gwen Guthrie did in 1986, that "Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But the Rent" — cemented her rep for putting the smack down. "I think a lot of those songs are like two homegirls talking trash," she says. "It's just something me and my girls talk about [and] laugh about that I just put into a song." But knowing she was the pen behind such lyrics ("Can you pay my bills?/Can you pay my telephone bill?/Can you pay my automo-bill?/Then maybe, baby, we can chill") also made it easy to misread Burruss as a gold-digging expletive. Surely, her steady flow of royalty checks might cast aside that aspersion with the quickness, but it took her turn on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" to demonstrate the truth to those of us not privy to her financial statements.
As viewers discovered during the show's 15-week run, Burruss is the anomaly among the cast of wannabes. The only member who came to "RHOA" as a bona fide celebrity, she's proven herself the least pretentious on a program where ratings are fueled by constant cat-fighting, crass materialism and diva-like drama.
"People have expectations," she says, "and they think, 'Oh, she's gonna be bougie' and 'She got money.' The funny thing is, I think the girls on the show are more about material things than I am."Meanwhile, the drama in her life has almost been too real for reality TV. From the time Bravo announced her as the replacement cast member for Season Two, the ish hit the ’Net. Her new fiancé, Jewell, came with baggage: namely, six children by four different babies' mamas. It seemed like the wrong move for a single mother trying to stay scrub-free while raising her own 7-year-old daughter, Riley. Gossip bloggers feasted on the irony. She and her disapproving but doting mother disagreed onscreen about the relationship. It seemed like a lot to bare before the cameras, but Burruss was committed to keeping it real. In an early episode, during a scene set in her kitchen, tears streamed down Burruss’ face as she tried to convince her mother, along with several close family members gathered with them, that Jewell was worthy of her hand in marriage. It became a defining moment, due in part to her emotional outpouring, but also because it showed her surrounded by a host of relatives, with such down-home names as Aunt Hazel, Uncle Bebo and Uncle Booley, professing their unconditional support.Scenes like that humanized 33-year-old Burruss in a way that nothing in her past two decades of entertainment could have. And with a sophomore solo album in the works, it made for the perfect career setup.Jewell, on the other hand, hated the public scrutiny that came with being on the show, according to Burruss. His source of income was regularly questioned, as was his faithfulness to Burruss. But Burruss stood by her ex, allowing him to move two of his daughters in and continuing to take care of them even after she and Jewell broke up in June of this year. By then, the season had wrapped and she'd started to notice some of the warning signs her mother spoke of coming to pass. When Burruss spotted him with a date immediately after their split, that sealed their separation, though they remained friends.
"A lot of things happened after the show stopped taping that made me be like, 'OK, my mom was right about a lot of stuff.' Like, a lot of the kids did end up moving in for a period of time." Burruss says. "It wasn't that she didn't like him, she just didn't want that situation for me."
After Jewell died on the night of Oct. 2, as a result of a one-on-one fight with Fredrick Richardson in front of the Body Tap club — the Marietta Boulevard strip joint he was buying into — she received such an outpouring of love via Twitter, random blog commenters, even strangers on the street, that it shocked her. In hindsight, his death made Burruss "regret the fact that [the show] focused so much on A.J.," she says. "It pissed him off and I hated to see him upset. "But other than that I wasn't really bothered by anything that they showed about me on the show because I went into it saying I wasn't going to be secretive. I was just going to do me, and however that came off is how it was going to come off. So I feel like it was cool." Her willingness to be so outspoken and direct has always been her best songwriting tool, and several of the songs on the EP are ripped straight from the pages of their relationship. On the playful cut "It Must Be Good," she toys with the popular notion that there's only one way she could've fallen so hard for Jewell. "He got that fire/he got that whoopty-whoop," she sings. "He got whatever it is you say he do."The ballad "I Just Know" was written "when A.J. and I were in a really great, happy time in our relationship," Burruss says. "It's a perfect wedding song."Despite the tragedy, Burruss says she's handling it well. "My brother passed away when I was 15, and he was the closest person in the world to me other than my mom. So I feel like anytime somebody has experienced death with somebody that's really, really close to you, it never affects you the same after that," she says. "It makes me emotional, it makes me sad, but at the same time I know that things are going to be OK. I'm more hurt for his children. So when I listen to those songs, it brings back happy memories about our relationship."In the meantime, she says she'll take her time before re-entering the dating pool. She's focused on her family and her career. Her sophomore album is on hold while she continues to shop for a major-label deal. But she released the Fly Above EP — which features production by Drumma Boy and cameos from Rick Ross, Gucci Mane and her longtime friend Rasheeda — via iTunes on her own Kandi Koated Entertainment. The Bravo network has also asked her back for the third season of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," for which she'll get paid an undisclosed sum of money. Beyond that, she doesn't plan to become a regular on the series. "I don't think I'll do past one more season," she says. "I don't want to get to the point where that's all people see me for is reality TV."Indeed, that would be a motherfucker."
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Saturday, October 3, 2009

‘Housewives' stars react to beating death  | ajc.com

‘Housewives' stars react to beating death  | ajc.com

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Our Hearts Go Out To Kandi Burruss For The Beating Death of Ex Fiance AJ Jewell

What a shocker in Atlanta today. Numerous news sources have reported the beating death of AJ Jewell in the parking lot of strip club The Body Tap on Marietta Blvd. AJ was allegedly part owner of this club located in the newly revitalized West Midtown neighborhood of Atlanta. A suspect, who allegedly was also injured in the brawl, is in Grady Hospital receiving treatment before transport to the Fulton County Jail.
Our hearts go out to our favorite housewife Kandi Burruss, the breakout star of season 2 of the RHOA and AJ's 6 children. Kandi and AJ allegedly ended their engagement in August. When Kandi appeared on the Bravo Show "Watch What Happens" with Andy Cohen and Tyson Beckford last week, she was not wearing her ring. Those who watch the show know that Kandi's mother was not supportive of the impending nuptuals. We love you Kandi and our hearts and prayers go out to you.

Arrest in ‘Housewives' ex-fiancé beating death ajc.com

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Real Housewives of Atlanta Kim Zolciak Calls for Boycott of Atlanta Magazine Article

In today's PeachBuzz, Richard Eldredge reports about Kim Zolciak's boycott of the feature story in the September issue of Atlanta Magazine. According to Kim's website, www.officialkimzolciakonline.com
she was inaccurately portrayed in the article. I will definitely read this article and form my own opinion. I like this season's Kim....she refuses to take crap from anyone. Her recycled manager, Jonathan Jaxson is on it! Team Kim!


12:14 pm August 27, 2009, by Richard Eldredge
Just when things at Buzz Central were getting a little too quiet (it is late August, after all), comes word of a brand-new bitch slapping contest concerning —who else? — “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
Kim Zolciak has taken to her website under the headline ”Atlanta Magazine: Screw Off” to announce a boycott of the upcoming “Housewives” cover story in the September issue of Atlanta magazine describing it as “disgusting and manipulating.”
Zolciak claims she was “inaccurately portrayed” in the cover story written by Amanda Brown Heckert.
Since Buzz Central happens to have an advance copy of said story, let’s take a quick looksee to see what could possibly have set off the weave-whacked, aspiring vocalist.
Oops.
The headline of the story?
“Trashionistas: Sound the Sirens! Just try not watch the train wreck that is The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
Oh, my.
Here’s the lead of Brown Heckert’s profile: “Five pretty Georgia peaches, plump with collagen and ripe with ambition, sit as still as Evian in the pool house of the Pink Palace, a ludicrously lavish villa that has housed generations of Buckhead socialites and, now that it’s for rent, a Ne-Yo video.”
And yet, despite her protestations, Zolciak has posted pictures of herself from the exquisitely camp-tastic Atlanta magazine 14-page photo spread featuring the Bravo reality stars.
Explains Zolciak: “Because the photos are gorgeous, I have posted them but please don’t waste your money or time in picking up this trash magazine.”
While the September Atlanta issue officially hits news stands next week, “Housewives” fans can get a preview of the story and pictures at www.atlantamagazine.com. Also, for a mere 99-cents, you can read the entire story by clicking here.
It was not immediately clear whether Atlanta magazine’s attorneys will host a tutorial on copyright infringement to Zolciak’s website administrators. After all, the publication’s creative team retains the rights to the photo spread Zolciak is generously posting all over her website.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Real Housewives of Atlanta Show Wrap Up

Last night's episode seemed a tad too long......I think Lisa's segments are like watching paint dry. She is really grating on my nerves this season. I loved seeing the Nene and Dwight show and wish that Bravo would give them their own series. I am really liking Kim this season and it is interesting how the production shows her in an entirely new light. Kudos to Kim for her composure at the King Tut exhibit. I really, really like Kandi and her adorable little girl Riley. A.J......not so much....I'm just saying.........hoping she will reconsider her engagement. 6 children and 4 baby mamas at age 34? Does the phrase "birth control" mean anything to you? And does he have a J.O.B.? Sheree.....just plain manipulative and evil. Anyway, EW.com has a brilliant summary of the show so I thought I would share it.................

"Bravo had NeNe working overtime last night. First they commissioned her Lisa’s Mom invited NeNe to go to Lisa’s Grandmother’s 92nd birthday in Los Angeles. Ed isn’t good TV had a meeting to go to, so NeNe will go as Lisa’s date instead. Then NeNe orchestrated an evening of an open bar culture at a King Tut exhibit and convinced Kim to join the group of ladies. Hey, everyone’s kids are going to be there. What could go wrong? If the women want to top the New Jersey escapades, I pictured an ancient pharaoh Sheree sandwich.
Before we got to the main event, there was some ridiculousness to plow through. We got a scene of Kim and the kids doing their homework at the table under the new nanny’s watchful eye. The notion of verbs stumped the girls. Is sightseeing a verb? It’s an action, you know. But maybe it’s an adjective? Kim declared the question a Catch-22. Her oldest daughter Briele wondered how the phrase “in a jiffy” solved the conundrum. I started rocking in place at home. Finally Briele rapped a Spanish prayer to an awkward chicken dance. The nanny snapped and said the girl was going straight to hell. Kim was pissed. So pissed that she didn’t fire the nanny. (Woman’s got to work get her weave trimmed and she needs childcare.) But then the nanny went on a tampon run, leaving the kids at home alone, and that was the final straw. Nanny gone.
Kandi starred in a photo shoot to promote her revitalized singing ambitions and also to celebrate family. Problem was her Mom sulked in the corner eating a buffalo wing, and refused to so much as look A.J. in the eye. Riley looked like a doll, and was hopefully oblivious to the tension. A.J., a man of woefully few words, gave up after saying hello. Kandi, who strikes me as all the more moving because she internalizes her pain and doesn’t play it up for the cameras, seemed always on the verge of tears. Oh dear, I’m thinking we most likely won’t see a wedding this season. But I do wish her the team player she deserves. Also—those were pretty peacock feather earrings!
Bravo wants a piece of Dwight in every episode this slow season. So off NeNe toddled to his salon to get a manicure from Ruben Studdard. Dwight appeared in a gold suit straight out of Duckie’s closet. NeNe wants to find him a man. So he oozed into some caramel leather pants that left nothing to the imagination and joined Sheree for a night of speed dating. It was painful! Dwight asked event planners about their shoe sizes. Sheree suffered through 25-year-olds with restraining orders and one interminable joke from a good egg named George. Outside Lisa and NeNe, who put the whole evening together, congratulated themselves on their husbands and how they would never subject themselves to something as humiliating as speed dating. Smug wenches!
At King Tut, NeNe got a little prickly when she saw Kim and Kandi bonding in the corner. I love me some NeNe but that woman has a small streak. The new friendship put her in a fussy mood, and she sneered afterwards to the cameras that Kim was a fair weather friend and Kandi was just a little bit too “geh-toe, a little bit hood” for their group. Kandi, being the only sane one in this group. treated NeNe’s baiting with cool equanimity. Sheree and Lisa, who’d been snickering in the corner about Kim’s singing, pushed Dwight into a wretched version of Summertime. Kandi belted out a few pretty notes. NeNe sniffed that the girl wasn’t all that. A.J. stood in a corner texting his baby mamas.
Next week while Lisa tearfully wonders if she’s ready to visit her older brother’s grave. Here’s an idea, do it between seasons! I don’t want to be insensitive to her pain but I’m not sure that having cameras present helps with the grieving process. Also, Shereee starts a rumor that Kim told everyone in Atlanta that Lisa is a crack whore. "
p.s. Kim has a black puff of a dog named Chanel and a naked picture of her clutching her balloons hanging in the hallway. I had to rock myself to sleep.

Kim Zolciak...I Like Your New Look!


Kim--- I love your new straight hairdo! It looks quite sassy and is a nice alternative to the curls.
Variety is the spice of life. Can't wait to see the bob you described on the after show last night.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

OK! Exclusive: Kim Zolciak Admits, “I Did Hit NeNe”

I honestly think that Kim and Nene can be friends.....in my humble opinion, the troublemaker housewife is none other than Sheree (Sh're Devil) Whitfield. Things will be heated on tonight's episode but do you think that the Sh're Devil is to blame? The following is a copy of Ok Magazine's exclusive interview with Kim regarding the infamous alleged squabble. Watch what happens:

"There are new twists in the ongoing squabble over an alleged Housewife-on-Housewife attack.
On Wednesday, NeNe Leakes claimed that fellow Real Housewife of Atlanta Kim Zolciak was not an innocent victim in the alleged assault in which Kim claims NeNe “choked her out.”
Now Kim has admitted to OK! that she did “smack NeNe’s finger” — but insists she did not strike out first.
“Kim is trying to make it seem like, ‘I need an apology. I’m so hurt’,” NeNe said on Atlanta’s Q1000 radio station today of the fight that was alleged to have happened back in April.
“Well, can you please tell them what you did, ma’am?,” she challenged Kim. “If you let them know what you did, then we can go from there.”
When OK! put this to Kim, she said that she only touched her former best friend after NeNe put her hands around her throat.
“I was not pleased with the stuff that’s coming out her mouth, but as far as putting your hands on somebody, absolutely not. I didn’t touch her first,” she said.
But Kim did concede: “She put her hand in my face after she choked me the first time, and I smacked her finger out of my face.”
“I think I was so shocked that someone would strangle me.”

My Encounter With Nene Leakes....Fabulous! BAM!


It was a fabulous night. I attended the signing of Nene Leakes' new book "Never Make the Same Mistake Twice. All I can say is that Nene is all that and a bag of chips. She made a grand entrance with her husband Greg, dressed tastfully in a blue ruffled tank and black stretch jeans with high heels. She is very tall and attractive in person, with a really great figure. She commented that she hadn't eaten in 4 days and she was quite svelte. After her entrance, Nene walked through the long lines of her fans waiting for signing and literally said hello and hugged almost every person there. She spent a good 10 minutes interacting with the crowd and joking about the Housewives. Coincidentally, during this time, Lisa Wu Hartwell called and Nene put the call on speakerphone so that we could all say hello to Lisa. Lisa was somewhere watching her son Justin's football practice. Apparently, Nene and Lisa are still friendly. Nene made some remarks about being uncomfortable that someone would pull off her weave(joke at Kim's expense). Greg quietly sat at the table with Nene and assisted her with the signing. They were also promoting Nene's cruise in November. The details can be found at globalvacationstore.com.
Nene is a genuinely very down to earth, nice, bubbly , hysterically funny person and it was an indeed a pleasure to meet her. I have always been on Team Nene but now I want to be the captain.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Another Atlanta Housewife Faced Foreclosure




Remember the bowling alley in Lisa and Ed's house last season? Well, if you did see it featured on an episode last season, you had better remember it because we won't see it ever again. It has come to my attention that Lisa and Ed Hartwell lost their dream mansion to foreclosure. It appears that Ed's involuntary retirement from the NFL has wreaked havoc on their finances. Noone is immune in this economy. Honestly, I feel their pain. I hope that they are happily settled in their new McMansion. www.singersroom.com reports on Ed and Lisa on their website. Check it out.



"Lisa Wu Hartwell of the 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' is settled in a new home following news of an unexpected foreclosure, reported late Monday."Ed and Lisa are fine. They have settled in their home," a representative confirmed shortly after news broke that the reality star and her former Oakland Raiders hubby Ed Hartwell had lost the multi-million dollar home displayed on BRAVO's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" last year.In documents obtained by TMZ, the housewife, who also has children with R&B singer/producer Keith Sweat, lost the multi-million dollar home after a bank foreclosed on the property and sold it shortly thereafter.Wu-Hartwell's home was valued at $2.9 million upon purchase in 2007 but sold for $1.9 million after foreclosure.According to Wu-Hartwell's rep, the couples new home sits on 10 acres and is completely owned by the couple."

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sneak Peek at Nene Leakes' New Memoir................




We are 100% Team Nene fans and look forward to her book signing at the Barnes and Noble in Buckhead on Wednesday night. Barnes and Noble is not expecting a big crowd.... I am shocked!! The following is some dish written by Richard Eldredge at ajc.com regarding the book. Check it out..........................



"......if you aren’t already familiar with Nene Leakes, the straight-talking, attitude-slinging breakout cast member of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” the author blurb on the back flap of her brand-new book fills you in.
On the dust jacket of “Never Make the Same Mistake Twice: Lessons on Love and Life Learned the Hard Way” written with Denene Millner, Leakes is described as: “An active member of Atlanta society. She resides in an upscale area of Atlanta with her husband Gregg and their two sons. Nene donates her time to various charities and founded the Twisted Hearts Foundation to bring awareness of domestic violence against women.”
The book officially hits stores on Tuesday as Leakes begins a whirlwind media tour for the tome. Fans of the hit Bravo reality show will likely love the book written in Leakes’ trademark sassy voice. And there’s no shortage of dirt dishing and mud flinging either.
For example, Leakes tells readers “I was a little lifted because I’d had almost an entire bottle of wine on an empty stomach to loosen up” for her first on-camera interview with producers to become a member of the “Real Housewives” cast. Oh, and she was wearing flip-flops, a wife beater and camouflage pants and her hubby Gregg was “on my last good nerve” at the time.
“Finally, I just said ‘Gregg, shut the hell up!’ right there with the cameras rolling and everything, honey!” Leakes tells the AJC with a laugh. “But I knew for real when that producer drove off, she was thinking ‘That’s one of the ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ right there.’ ”
Alas, Leakes concedes that being on a show that attracts millions of viewers each week can have its downside. Like when you’re trying to quietly buy some feminine hygiene products after hours at the Walgreen’s.
“Sometimes I’m not in the mood to be cute for people,” she explains. “But they’re not aware of the day I’ve had. That I’m tired and I’ve got cramps and I just need to buy some tampons. And then I see it on a blog that they can’t believe Nene is buying her tampons at Walgreen’s. Well, I hate to tell you but Neiman[-Marcus] and Saks [Fifth Avenue] don’t sell those!”
Leakes also writes about how she felt when she saw TV news reports about her and her family getting evicted from a rented house last year. In the book, she explains that the owner was being foreclosed on and the rent checks her family was sending in weren’t being used to pay the mortgage. She writes: “So finally we decided to move. We refused to pay another dime in rent because we felt like [the owner] wasn’t dealing with us in good faith.” (the issue was eventually settled in court).
“To see that splashed all over Fox 5 News, a station I’ve watched most of my adult life, was hurtful,” Leakes recalls. “Not only did they distort what happened but the two anchors were chit-chatting back and forth about me like they knew me!”
And while Leakes will likely have many admirers standing in line when she hits the Barnes & Noble in Buckhead starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday and the Borders in Lithonia at 7 p.m. on Thursday, her co-stars likely won’t be among the fans.
As predicted, Leakes lets loose in “Mistake” about the difficulties she’s encountered with wig-wearing nemesis Kim Zolciak and budding fashionista Sheree Whitfield.
Of Zolciak, Leakes writes: I’m not sure if she’s been clinically diagnosed but I’m convinced if she were to lie down on a doctor’s couch, a psychiatrist would surmise within minutes that Kim is a wack job.”
The title of the chapter devoted to Whitfield? “Watch the Girl Who Throws Rocks and Hides Her Hands.”
“I haven’t really thought a whole lot about how the other girls are going to respond to the book,” Leakes says. “But there’s nothing in that book that I wouldn’t say straight out to them to their face. I have a set of [male reproductive organs]. And my husband will tell you that when they drop out, it’s a terrible sight to see!”

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Picture of Real Housewives of Atlanta Kim Zolciak's Big Poppa Finally Revealed!




I called it last year........and some skeptics did not want to believe it. Kim Zolciak's Big Poppa is none other than Lee Najjar. This is the first photo of the now separated couple,which was taken at The Atlantis Resort in The Bahamas in November, published on tmz.com. Here is the link to their post:

Friday, August 7, 2009

Nene Leakes Speaks Out about the Alleged Kim Zolciak Altercation

OMG! Was last night show over the top or what? I don't know who is the most blameworthy among the castmembers. As of this moment,I think Sheree is the most culpable. She seems to really talk trash behind both Kim and Nene's backs. And as I have previously mentioned, I think she is the #1 Housewife candidate for anger management therapy. Lisa has replaced Deshawn Snow as the most boring housewife. Yawn city.

The following is an exclusive Peachbuzz interview with Nene Leakes where she dishes her side of Chokegate. Enjoy!




"In an interview with the AJC Friday, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member NeNe Leakes said that no charges have been filed or a warrant issued for her arrest following a April 14 incident with castmate Kim Zolciak at Atlantic Station.
Leakes confirmed that a disagreement materialized between the two women as Bravo cameras rolled outside Taste clothing boutique, a 17th Street shop owned by Teresa Caldwell, the mother of Atlanta rapper Bow Wow.
According to a police report filed by Atlanta police officer R.J. Byers on April 15, he met Zolciak at the Atlanta shopping center where she reported Leakes attempted to choke her during an argument. Byers reports witnesses broke up the skirmish. The officer also stated he advised Zolciak to “take pictures of any bruises to her neck” and to go to the Fulton County courthouse with the witnesses and request a warrant for Leakes’ arrest.
“There was never a warrant and there was never an arrest,” Leakes told the AJC. “The cameras were there. Everyone will see what really happened when it airs on the show. Kim has a problem. You need to type that out in big, bold letters. If she feels threatened, she should. I would never claim that someone put their hands on me and tried to choke me if it didn’t happen. For real. If that happens to someone for real, I would advise them to call the police and have that person arrested. That clearly didn’t happen.”
Leakes said viewers can expect more fireworks in next week’s edition of the hit Bravo reality show. The episode will pick up from Thursday night’s explosive argument between feuding “Housewives” Zolciak, Sheree Whitfield and Leakes.
The trio initially met at French American Brasserie restaurant downtown to try and negotiate a truce. Things quickly spiralled out of control with name-calling and shouting as shocked FAB staffers and diners looked on in horror.
In previews for the next week’s show, the three are seen screaming at each other on the sidewalk outside the eatery on Ivan Allen Boulevard.
“There might just be some wig-pulling, yes!” Leakes said laughing. “We called it an intervention, after all. The people inside the restaurant actually applauded when we left. It was like, ‘Thank God, those bitches are finally out of here!’ “

Thursday, August 6, 2009

'Real Housewives of Atlanta''s NeNe on the Alleged Choking Incident at The Insider

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Nene Leakes of the Real Housewives of Atlanta Schedules Buckhead Book Signing



Richard Eldredge from Peach Buzz at ajc.com reveals that Nene Leakes will have a book signing next week for her new book "Don't Make The Same Mistake Twice". Yes, I will be attending to finally see the "eye poppin' lips bustin' " queen of the Real Housewives of Atlanta.


"Want to catch a cast member from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” in person but keep missing Kim Zolciak’s clueless observations about table-side guacamole-making at the Atlantic Station Rosa’s Mexicano?
Well, fan fave NeNe Leakes herself will be at two area book stores next week touting her brand-new book “Never Make the Same Mistake Twice: Lessons on Love and Life Learned the Hard Way”
On Aug. 12, she’ll be at the Barnes & Noble in Buckhead starting at 7 p.m. On Aug. 13, she’ll sign and greet admirers at the Borders in Lithonia at 7 p.m.
So what can fans expect in “Mistake?”
Here’s the official word from publisher Touchstone: “Reality TV drama queen shares her wild journey from a scandalous past to the top of reality television stardom in an outrageous and captivating memoir. Charting her journey from family black sheep, single mother, to realizing her dreams and making good, NeNe shares intimate accounts of her past and the hard lessons learned in discovering her path to true love and self-acceptance. Written in her bold, tell-it-like-it-is voice, she also addresses the rumors about her past and dishes on her fellow members of the cast. She is a self-made woman who has not forgotten where she came from and knows exactly where she wants to go.”
Oh, and check back at Buzz Central early next week. We’ve booked an interview with Leakes to discuss her book and the second season of the hit Bravo series."

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Kim Zolciak Speaks With ET About Her Alleged Altercation With Nene Leakes




Kim Zolciak spoke with ET about her alleged altercation with Nene Leakes. I think an episode in which all of the housewives attend an anger management seminar is in order for Season 2.


"Real Housewives of Atlanta" castmember Kim Zolciak is speaking out to ET about filing a police report against NeNe Leakes, who allegedly strangled Kim during a heated exchange.
Kim's publicist tells ET: "The police report that has went public today pertaining to my client Kim Zolciak and a serious physical altercation that was started by fellow housewife NeNe Leakes is a very serious matter that is still under investigation.
"Mrs. Leakes has now proven to the world that she is not the woman she claims. She has spoken publicly of being a former victim of domestic violence and her charity work to help others that have suffered the same. And then she would have such anger to choke my client instead of acting like a REAL woman and talking their personal conflicts out or simply walking away. Violence is a very serious issue and we are not going to be taking this incident lightly.
"Mrs. Leakes needs obvious therapy for her apparent anger management issues."

Monday, August 3, 2009

Real Housewives of Atlanta Are Back and Better Than Ever.

And I am back, too! Enough down time. It's time to dish about my favorite biyatches, the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Round One Loser: Sheree!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Nene Leakes Charms Morning Television Audience on the Today Show


This morning Nene Leakes appeared on the 10:00 hour of the Today Show with Hoda Kotbe. She sported a plum dress, chandelier earrings, a sassy summer hairstyle and, of course, her smile. She was very natural, charming and down to earth and eased her stage fright by sipping on a margarita from her favorite Mexican restaurant Cinco's, in Duluth, Georgia.
Other highlights of the show:
  • Nene is writing a book entitled "Never Make The Same Mistake Twice which will hit the stores in August.
  • She was accompanied by her husband, Greg and her son, Brandon.
  • According to Nene, the RHOA is still the highest rated of the Housewives shows.
  • Nene is a germaphobe.
  • Nene has 3 close girlfriends and "lots of associates".
The premiere of Season 2 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta is on Tuesday, July 28th at 10pm. I look forward to another fabulous season!! Bring it on.
Here is the link to check out the show: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/29054368/

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tanning Tips from Delores DiGagorio, New Jersey's Finest....

In honor of the upcoming holiday weekend and my new favorite show, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, I am posting Delores' tanning tips....yes, it is that time of year once again.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Sheree Whitfield Unveils Her She by Sheree Clothing Line












Sheree Whitfield unveiled her new She by Sheree collection at the W Hotel Perimeter in Atlanta on Wednesday night. Sheree arrived in a cinderella horse drawn carriage....I give it to her....this is one divalicious entrance. The fabulous Dwight, Kim and Kandi were all in attendance.
The following is DListed's http://www.dlisted.com/ commentary about Sheree's clothing line. You can find more pictures and commentary of the fashion show on his blog:
"Kim and this creature of my dreams came together last night at the runway show for ShebySheree (pronounced HEbyHEREE, because the S is silent). Yes, Sheree from The Real Housewives of Atlanta finally pulled together enough discarded napkins, discount jeans from the swap meet and pubic hair for a runway show for her clothing line. You can find HebyHeree in a discount bin at Ross Dress for Less near you!"

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Way (Weigh) to Go Helen, Mike, Tara and Jerry on The Biggest Loser!
















Last night was a television watcher's paradise. Between American Idol, The Biggest Loser, Reunion Show of The Real Housewives of NY, the premiere of the Real Housewives of NJ and Rescue Me, my DVRs were hard at work.

I sat down to watch the Biggest Loser with a large glass of Pillar House Red , a salad, steak and steamed spinach. After all, watching all the exercising caused me to work up a big appetite. I was so disappointed that my girl, Tara did not win The Biggest Loser! I think that they should have given her an advantage because she won 12 challenges on the ranch. I must applaud Helen and her incredible weight loss, especially since she is over 40 and it is harder for the pounds to come off. Mike, the 18 year old, is an inspiration for all of us. And the at home Biggest Loser, Jerry was amazing. I never would have guessed that he would take the prize. What an inspiration.
Hopefully this will inspire me to start working out on a regular basis again. Unfortunately, working out is one of those things is more fun watching than participating. I'm waiting for the motivation to kick in.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Real Housewives of New Jersey Premieres Tonight on Bravo!




As a New Jersey native, I am really anticipating the premiere of the RHONJ. It seems like old home week to hear the New Jersey accents and to see the small towns in Northern New Jersey, a stones throw from my hometown. Can this series surpass the others?


The following is a review of the show in today's New York Times:


"All the other housewives, those passels of pampered, primping, social-climbing, Botox-injecting spendthrifts in Orange County, Atlanta and New York, are not the real thing.
All those McMansions, swimming pools, boutiques, charity auctions and spa splurges have been merely rehearsals, introductory rounds leading to the apotheosis of the Bravo “Real Housewives” franchise, “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.”
The New Jersey housewives are more real and more riveting than their predecessors because, well, they are from New Jersey, and also because they so closely mirror the make-believe characters in “The Sopranos.” The best reality shows look like fiction. The five women who make their debuts on Bravo on Tuesday night are buffed and polished to resemble real-life versions of Carmela Soprano, loud, nasal, nouveau-riche wives who raise spoiled children and spend their husbands’ money in vast marble and onyx starter palaces in Franklin Lakes, N.J. They boast about everything, including how soon they qualified for the black American Express card. As Danielle Staub puts it, “I actually got mine before Madonna did.”
Viewers already know the milieu, the accent and the attitude. The rest is delicious: clannish sisters and sisters-in-law who squabble among themselves but band against newcomers.
“We’re a large Italian family and we’re tougher than most,” Caroline Manzo, the matriarch in the group, explains. “Before I like you, I don’t like you.”
Toughness is part of the pedigree. Caroline is married to Albert Manzo, owner of the Brownstone, a catering and banquet business in Paterson N.J., and the son of Albert (Tiny) Manzo, whose 350-pound body was found riddled with gunshot wounds, his arms and legs bound in plastic, in the trunk of his Lincoln Continental in 1983.
This may be the most preposterous “Housewives” edition, but it’s also the most believable. The suffocating family ties are an improvement over past incarnations, when producers often threw together women who were not really that close and whose frictions often seemed forced. These women actually do know one another well, talk every day and raise their children together (badly). The camera crew seems to be eavesdropping, rather than masterminding. Some of the women seem to have a sense of humor, or at least to enjoy the joke that is their lives on film.
Caroline’s baby sister Dina, a statuesque blonde, is married to Albert’s brother, Tommy, so they are sisters married to brothers. The sisters’ brother, Chris, is married to Jacqueline Laurita, a former Las Vegas cosmetologist, and Dina and Caroline treat Jacqueline as a younger, more biddable sister.
“Her heart is as big as her bubbies,” Dina says of her sister-in-law, meaning it as a compliment. (Bubbies is their preferred term for breasts, a topic that is always on the table.)
They are not directly related to Teresa Giudice, who is married to Joe, a self-described entrepreneur and the owner of a construction business, but they might as well be. Teresa, the mother of three small girls, is the biggest spender in the group, always shopping for new clothes and more ornate furniture for her family’s unfinished French-style chateau.
The economic slump is rarely if ever mentioned on “Real Housewives.” Partly, that’s because it’s a buzzkill for viewers hooked on the free-floating vulgarity. But the men and women who agree to be on the show have more prosaic motives than just vanity or exhibitionism — fame brings publicity, and publicity is good for business, be it catering, event planning or real estate.
So the recession is mentioned only in passing. “I hear the economy’s crashing,” Teresa says saucily on her way to another spree. “So that’s why I pay cash.”
Danielle, who is divorced and not a relative or even Italian-American, is the outsider. She befriended Jacqueline at the beauty parlor, and is on “frenemy” terms with the rest of the women. None are particularly prudish or reserved, but Danielle has no secrets, not even about phone sex.
Locations and accents change, but the faces (frozen) and the formula never alter. The humor lies in the editing, and one of the hallmarks of “Real Housewives” is its reliance on ironic contrast: a woman makes a boastful assertion that is instantly contradicted by tape of her doing or saying the opposite.
“I am so not a stage mom,” Teresa says, while the show turns to footage of her coaching her young daughter, Gia, who is made up like a pageant contestant for a dance recital.
Bravo has already shown a “preview special” that contains much of the material found in Tuesday’s premiere episode. It doesn’t matter. There is nothing linear to the show’s narrative; instead, cat fights and outrageous remarks are played and replayed in every episode in a continuous estrogen loop. Like Nicholson Baker’s time-lapse novels, each season of “Real Housewives” can take weeks, and endless detours and heated arguments, to get from the nail salon to the fashion show.
“Housewives of New York City” seems to drag on forever because there is something so dismal and joyless about that clique of arrivistes. “Housewives of New Jersey” is more farcical, less phony and a lot more fun

Monday, May 11, 2009

Jonathan Jaxson, Kim Zolciak's Ex Publicist, Still Holds a Grudge

Jonathan Jaxson, the ex publicist of Kim Zolciak, has resurrected her former website www.kimzolciakonline.com) as his own anti-Kim forum. She appeared on the Q100 Bert Show in Atlanta last week and JJ called in with a few comments. The following is his direct statement.....Whom do you believe?



"Real Housewive's of Atlanta's" Kim Zolciak decided to blast me on-air today via The Bert Show on Q100 in Atlanta and I decided to not let her have the last word.Especially when the wig wearing BITCH had the balls to lie about me and expect me not to respond!!! Like me or not, the truth must come out some where.I really hope Big Poppa gets the picture soon. She is constantly running around on him. I had to lie for her too many times. He is a great guy. I hope he realizes her tactics.For goodness sake, I guess you can expect too much from a former stripper of "The Cheetah!" . Now I must go get a restraining order after another threat for my life has again been made. These people are like the mafia, but I don't take these type of threats lightly."


As Bravo states "..watch what happens........." Listen to the tape of the interview at http://www.q100atlanta.com/ . Go to the Bert Show Home Page.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Kandi Burruss Goes Into Season 2 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta With An Open Mind




Richard Eldredge of the infamous Peachbuzz column in the AJC dished about the newest Atlanta housewife after her appearance at the Q100 studios in Atlanta...


"When “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” stars Kim Zolciak and Kandi Burruss popped by the Q100 studios Thursday morning to promote their joint birthday party Friday tonight at Aja in Buckhead, the drama wasn’t far behind.

Still, for fans of the inexplicably popular Bravo reality series, it gave listeners an opportunity to get acquainted with Burruss, a former member of the 1990s R&B group Xscape and co-writer of the TLC hit single, “No Scrubs.”

Burruss will join the cast when the show’s second season premieres July 28.

So how did the singer-songwriter get talked into doing the weekly televised train wreck?

“I watched the first season and was a fan of the show,” Burruss explained. “I went into it open-minded.”

Naturally, Zolciak’s memorably awful stints as a singer during the show’s first season became a topic of conversation. Buzz readers will recall that Zolciak was shown on-air being mentored by Atlanta producer Dallas Austin and tutored by Atlanta vocal coach Jan Smith who later compared Zolciak’s voice to an attractive house — with a cracked foundation.

“It was an inaccurate portrayal,” said Zolciak. “I saw [Jan Smith] a lot and I spent a lot of time in the studio with Dallas. They just aired the crazy footage."

Kim and Kandi's birthday party was on Friday at Aja, a fabulous restaurant in Atlanta. More to follow!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Recessionista Budget Wine Recommendation


For those of you who read this blog, you know that I became a fan of red wines after my trip to Buenos Aires. My every day drinking wine has been Norton Malbec Reserve, which I purchase at Costco for $12.99 a bottle. It is very smooth and rich with a wonderful slightly berry palate. To make it even better, I never get a hangover after drinking it.


I have know discovered another fabulous wine at Costco, Pillar Box Red from South Australia. It sells for $9.99 a bottle and is a blend of 65% shiraz, 25% cabernet sauvignon and 10% merlot. It is quite drinkable and delicious and as many Australian wines, comes with a no muss no fuss twist off top. The following are the notes from the winemaker:


"Displaying a dark color and a vibrant purple hue, the 2007 Pillar Box Red has bright aromas of blue and dark berry fruit entwined with licorice, spearmint and cigar box complexity. The palate is rich and fleshy, with flavors of fresh blackcurrant and blueberry fruit combined with orange rind, dark chocolate and spicy smoky oak characters. Whilst the tannins are full, the palate is round, soft and well balanced, leading into a lingering harmonious finish."


I highly recommend this wine......you will not be disappointed!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Real Housewives of Atlanta Lisa Wu Hartwell Unveils Her Closet Freak Clothing Line in Atlanta

Last night Lisa Wu Hartwell unveiled her Closet Freak clothing line.


In attendance was Dwight Eubanks, one of my favorites, stylin' and profilin, with his entourage. Dwight, you have been missed!!
Also in attendance was Michael Knight of Project Runway fame.


The fashion show will be featured on an upcoming episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 2.









Next up: Kim Zolciak's birthday party!







Friday, May 1, 2009

Dating Tips From Delores DiGagorio

Have a great weekend you biyatches!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Lisa Wu Hartwell of the Real Housewives of Atlanta Unveils New Closet Freak Clothing Line




In today's AJC.com, Nedra Rhone reports that Lisa Wu-Hartwell and partner Evelyn Lambert have unveiled a new dressy clothing line named "Closet Freak". The photos of the clothing have not been released but are described as classical yet elegant and flirtatious. As a person who is obsessed with her closet, I totally love the name. It sounds as if Lisa is much further along than Sheree Whitfield's She by Sheree. Check it out:


"There are closet freaks, and there are closet freaks.
If you’re not sure of the difference, stay tuned.
Lisa Wu-Hartwell is betting that her new clothing line of that very name will make sense to both.
“I wanted very classical, elegant pieces, but still a little flirtatious. I think these days a lot of women overexpose themselves to get attention,” said Wu-Hartwell of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
The 18-piece collection, including skirts, tops, jumpsuits and dresses, debuts at an invite-only showing tonight in Midtown.
This won’t be Wu-Hartwell’s first foray into design —- she oversees Hart to Hart Baby and Wu Girls Design jewelry, both of which she has scaled back to focus on Closet Freak —- but she is quick to admit she’s no designer.
“I’ve always loved fashion … the ‘studying’ I have done is going to retail shops for years and knowing quality,” she says.
Rather than go it alone, Wu-Hartwell hooked up with Atlanta-based designer and American InterContinental University graduate Evelyn Lambert. A transplanted Brit, Lambert originally dreamed of owning an airline, but after landing in Atlanta in the mid-’90s and sensing a lag in fashion, she thought she could make a difference. She started designing handbags, and later added an upscale fashion line.
Closet Freak was initially envisioned as T-shirt-oriented casualwear. But after chatting with Lambert and viewing sketches, Wu-Hartwell had a change of mind. She and Lambert opted for more detailed and dressed-up clothing, which they describe as comparable in style and price to the fashions at women’s retailer Bebe.
There are jersey dresses with ruffled necklines, strapless jumpsuits with blousy pant legs, bubble skirts and print blouses in sheer silk chiffon and silk charmeuse. Colors are bright —- purples, greens and pinks —- for spring; and there are florals, animal prints and basic black.
Atlanta shoppers could see some items in local boutiques soon, Lambert said, but manufacturing details have yet to be nailed down.
Proceeds from Closet Freak, which Wu-Hartwell considers more of a movement than just a line of clothing, benefit the Big Hart Foundation, the Hartwells’ nonprofit organization to aid children and female victims of domestic violence.
For closet freaks, meaning those who love their closets, or closet freaks, as in those who dress ladylike in public but ramp up the sexy behind closed doors —- or for anyone who happens to have an alter-ego (see the “Real Housewives” pole dancing episode from Season 1) —- Wu-Hartwell says, this one is for you."

Monday, April 27, 2009

Lee Najjar, Kim Zolciak's Alleged Big Poppa, Makes An Appearance on MTV Cribs








I was flipping through the channels the other day and came across Teen Cribs on MTV. This show highlights various palatial estates of very fortunate teenagers. Ironically, on the day I tuned in, the show featured the palatial mansion of Lee Najjar, alleged boyfriend of Real Housewives of Atlanta Zim Zolciak. His younger children, Jamen, a sophomore in high school and Katelin, a freshman in college, were the tour guides. All I can say is that this home is over the top! Both children are very well mannered and attractive. Katelin was a contestant in the the Miss Georgia Teen Pageant and received the Miss Congeniality Prize....watch out Sandra Bullock. She attends college in LA but flies home every weekend because it is so much fun! Jamen says that he is a music producer and has a recording studio in the home to make his music. Thus the connection to the Dallas Austin crowd.




According to http://www.homesoftherich.net,/ the 16,000 + square feet home is located on W Paces Ferry Road NW in Atlanta, GA and has a massive foyer with grand sweeping staircase (Katelin says she will walk down these steps the day she gets married), a huge ballroom, a gourmet kitchen with adjoining breakfast room, numerous bedrooms suites, a recording studio, an amazing home theater with a wrought iron door, a swimming pool, a tanning bed room, a game room with ping pong table, a gentleman's club with special filtration for smoke, a beauty and nail salon, a massage room, a moroccan room complete with a hooka pipe, a massive pool House, a basketball court, and an outdoor hibachi grill. The family cars include several Rolls Royce, Mercedes and Range Rover.


The show also cameos "Lee" ( no last name), the father who is in "real estate" and the mother, "Kim", who is very attractive and wearing massive jewelry. She is shown in the kitchen cooking, eventhough the family has a personal chef. Kim and Lee's bed features his and hers televisions under the canopy. And as Katelin says, noone can sit in Big Poppa's chair if he is at home.
Take a peek.....do you think that Kim Zolciak will become the next woman of the house?


Thanks for Being a Friend RIP Bea Arthur

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Congratulation to Real Housewives of Atlanta Nene Leakes For Bravo A List Award!


I have been remiss in not taking the time to congratulate Hotlanta's #1 Real Housewife, Nene Leakes who was voted the guiltiest pleasure in this year Bravo A List Awards! Nene putsthe Hot into Hotlanta and Real into the Housewives. She has style, sass and speaks her mind. She was stylin' and profilin'at the awards ceremony.


We need to call the Mayor of Atlanta, Shirley Franklin, and have her designate a "Nene Leakes" Day in Atlanta and then throw a big party to benefit her Twisted Hearts charity. How about it Nene? Have your people call Atlanta Cougar so we can set this up ASAP!


We love us some Nene!


Cash For Gold ...The Sign of the Times?




I don't usually talk business on this blog but right now it is my #1 priority. The current economic climate has seriously impinged upon my revenues, profits (or should I say lack thereof) and consequently, my lifestyle. I have not taken a paycheck in 2009 and suffice it to say the my W-2 from 2008 was substantially lacking. I had to cut back my monthly spending budget which include my personal training sessions 3 times a week, my weekly massage, my monthly facial, weekly blow drys, wining and dining several times per week, discontinued my membership in the Ravinia Club, traveling almost monthly and shopping. It has been an adjustment I am dealing with and hope that it is only temporary.
So, in order to generate some good ol spending money, I decided to hit up the jewelry stash. I have alot of old gold jewelry I don't wear because it is either out of style or broken. On Sunday night, I went through the stash and picked out the unwanted ugly earrings, rings, chains and necklaces.....my opal ring I got for my sweet 16, the coral ring my grandmother gave me, old bangle bracelets and earrings I would never wear.My research indicated that the popular "cash for gold" places advertised online and on television are a big ripoff and there are alot of peole between the seller and the refiner. So if you are thinking of selling jewelry, go to your city's most reputable diamond dealer/ jeweler. On Monday I paid a visit to Atlanta's favorite diamond dealer/jeweler Solomon Brothers. Their business is on the 17th floor of a Buckhead highrise and it is like going to Fort Knox coupled with jewelry heaven. OMG! Diamonds and jewels to die for. I had to focus and remember I was there to sell and not to buy. I was escorted into a private room where one of the Solomon brothers examined each piece of jewelry with his jeweler's scope to determine whether it was 14k or 18k. Then the pile was put on the scale and weighed. The going rate was based upon the market rate for that hour. I ended up walking away with a sizable check and a big smile. Today I went to the bank, deposited a small amount and chose to take the bulk in cash. I have it tucked away in a safe place. In the days of the 1930s depression, our forefathers took their cash and hid it under the mattress. In the 2009 depression, alot of people are doing the same thing and I am one of them. My stash will see me through this rough patch and allow me to splurge every now and then. Vegas anyone?

Friday, April 17, 2009

Summer Chastain Park Concert Season Begins


Atlanta is so beautiful this time of year....dogwoods, azaleas, cherry blossoms, tulips...you name it. And with the flowers of spring comes the summer concert season. Chastain Park is my favorite venue....bar none! It is a medium size outdoor amphitheater and if you are lucky enough to score a table up front, you can bring your finest in tableware, food and beverages and have a kick ass picnic while listening to good music. I have been fortunate to have a table up front for the Atlanta Symphony Series on Friday nights. The concerts arent always the kind of music I would seek out concert tickets for, but I have never seen a bad concert there, especially after the wine is flowing. The table seats 6 and I entertain my friends there since I do not do much at home entertaining except for my yearly Super Bowl extravaganza. The group usually includes Cougar in Training who is now a full blown cougar , the Saint, Rock Star's Soon To Be Ex Wife and other fun people. I have some Chastain pictures posted on Facebook for my Facebook Friends if you would like to see the cast of characters in all their glory.


This year the series includes Tom Jones, Joe Cocker, Loggins and Messina, The Temptations, Ashford & Simpson and Edwin McCain. Party time on Fridays.


There is another series which features more current bands/groups and a friend of mine has tickets for that. So, to kick it off tonight, we are going to see Hall & Oates. It is a perfect night for a concert. So we will be there singing Maneater, She's Gone and She's a Rich Girl. Good friends plus good food and plenty of wine equals a great night. Details to follow!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Dieting Tips from Jersey Girl Delores DiGagorio

As a homage to my Jersey sistas and the upcoming series The Real Housewives of New Jersey, I want to share some great diet tips from Delores DiGagario. As bathing suit season approaches, it's time to face the proverbial mirror, be it physical or emotional or mental. As Delores says "Would you rather be skinny or dead"? I heart Delores... you go girlfriend...fuggedaboutit! You rock!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

US Army Soldiers Make Hot 'N Sync Music Video in Iraq

I am ready to make a tour of duty....check out these hot soldiers.........I salute them!

Doctor Does The Nasty With A Couch on Nip Tuck!

After reading Scandy's post about the male propensity to spank the proverbial monkey 24/7 (www.scandaloushousewife.net), I thought I would post this video, which shows a quite different and shocking method of self pleasure. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gf9Ynn0n1GU If you don't like graphic language or naked men with nasty thoughts, watch at your own risk!

Back to this video, Nip Tuck is one of the best shows with the hottest men on television. In this episode last season, Dr. Sean McNamara (Dylan Walsh) and Dr. Christian Troy (Julian McMahon) catch a doctor that they are thinking of hiring having sex with the couch in Christian's office.
The irony is the risque strong language song which accompanies the video. I never knew there was a song titled "Fuck Your Couch" but this confirms that men think about doing so.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Random Photos From the Bravo A List Awards

The Real Housewives of Atlanta represent!
Patti-too much spray on tan and the hair and makeup need some work. Where is your boyfriend?

What do you think of Kim's dress? Kind of Carrie/Sex and the City tutu gone wild! Looks like the ginormous boobs are ready to pop out!
Watch the Bravo A List Awards on tax day, April 15th at 10/9 central!

Real Housewives of Atlanta Quiz




Are you Hot-lanta or Not-lanta? Prove you're a true Southern belle and a REAL housewives fan by testing your knowledge of the fierce five.



My Results:12 out of 12 answered correctly

REAL Hot-lanta Fanatic
You've been paying attention, and when it comes to following the fabulous lives of the Atlanta elite, you don't miss a thing.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Do Not Disturb... I am In Treatment .....Returning Tonight to HBO

Throw away the meds! I am a fan of HBO's In Treatment which returns tonight for Season 2. Gabriel Byrnes is one hot therapist.....it would be hard to concentrate in session with him. What would Sigmund Freud have to say about that?

Friday, April 3, 2009

Real Housewives of New York Kelly Bensimon Loses Saks Contract



Page 6 reports the following today:


"KELLY Killoren Bensimon has lost her latest modeling job. The soccer mom, who's becoming the most hated of "The Real Housewives of New York City," is "no longer modeling for Saks Fifth Avenue," according to a source. "She was the face of the spring catalog but hasn't booked any further gigs with them." An insider confirmed Saks has "no plans to re-sign" her, but denied that Bensimon's volatile relationship with her ex, Nicholas Stefanov (she was arrested last month for allegedly socking him in the face), had anything to do with it. She said through her rep, "Working with Saks is a wonderful experience that I hope to continue in the future." A rep for the store said, "Saks Fifth Avenue enjoyed working with Kelly . . . who modeled in our 'Wear' campaign that launched in February."

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Almost Famous....Cougar Style......Have You Checked the "Be A Groupie" Square on Your Bucket List?




I absolutely love the movie "Almost Famous"! I saw it on cable last night. Kate Hudson and Billy Crudip really captured the essence of the 70s. I loved the clothing/costumes and the music. It is one of those movies that I will watch every time it comes on television, as long as it is on cable and I don't have to watch commercials.


One of the other reasons I love the movie is that I lived a version of the storyline as a rock and roll groupie. In the late 80's, I had just broken up with the guy I had been dating. I was pretty down in the dumps about it. A friend of mine invited me to go to a concert with her. I was not in the mood to go but decided to accept. The name of the band is being omitted due to my bloganoia; however, they are in the Rock and Roll Hall Hall of Fame. We had backstage passes to the show at either the Omni or Lakewood....I have destroyed too many brain cells to remember. She knew the band personally and had been sleeping with one of the members whenever they crossed paths. She introduced me to the lead singer/frontman of the band. As I was still obsessed with my break up, it took me a little while to realize that he was seriously flirting with me......I looked over my shoulder....no, it wasn't some other chick behind me... it was me. We watched the show from backstage and the lead singer invited me to meet him for drinks at the Ritz Carlton in Buckhead after the show. I did and after thinking that a public persona like this couldn't possible be interested in me, especially when I was low in self esteem at the time, he was still interested in me. We talked, kissed and he said he would call. He really did. I was shocked. The group came back to town for a private concert and we were invited along...actually it was for the Ace Hardware international convention for all of its store owners. All of the women were going apeshit over this guy but he keep looking at me. We met up after the concert and he was still interested. I couldn't believe it. The feeling of knowing that all of these women wanted him but he was gonna end up with me was very intoxicating. I spent the night with him in his suite. We kept in touch and I actually traveled to other cities to see him perform. All the women would try to get his attention but it was me who he was with after the show. He was a really cool guy with a fun sense of humor and cool clothing and jewelry. This continued for some time. He eventually married someone who traveled with the band......he had been married many times..... and they had a kid shortly thereafter . I still attended the concerts and would see him after the shows....it was cool. If the wife was not there, he would try to get me to hook up which I did not do. One of the best nights was when I took the band to Waffle House in the middle of the night. It was a scream. Up until a year or so ago, I would still go backstage for all of the concerts but decided to give it up. I had a picture of M's son when he was a kid and sent the picture backstage to M. He called after the concert. What a bittersweet conversation. The son was getting ready to go to college. The memories......the fun and wild times. I am proud to say that I loved being a groupie and hanging with the band. I hear that they are playing in Atlanta this summer.... don't know if I will go to the concert or not.... As Kate Hudson(Penny Lane) which is my fictitious name I use when I go out, said in the movie "If you ever miss your friends, you can always go and visit them in the record store". Too bad we don't have record stores these days. Actually, one of their most famous songs is a theme song for a big HBO show and I hear him sing at least once a week and whenever I get the itch I play their music library on my ipod. Ironically, I took some sort of quiz on Facebook regarding which 80s band you are and it picked this band who wasnt popular in the 80s.


Every woman should have a groupie experience on her bucket list..... I also had a foray into sportscasters, professional and college coaches which is worthy of another post. I don't regret any of those days and wish that I could have a "do over" and do it all over again.

Friday, March 27, 2009

A New Resource for Budget Fashionistas!




I read the March issue of Allure Magazine as I got my mani/pedi on Saturday afternoon. There was an ad in Allure for TJMaxx Runway. The Runway is a department for designer fashions. So in a curious impulse, I decided to check out the neighborhood TJMaxx on Sunday afternoon. I had never been in this store. I headed straight for the Runway department. Much to my surprise and amazement, I found Missoni, Valentino, Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, Vivian Tam, Ralph Lauren and many other labels including True Religion, JBrand(my fave) and 7 Jeans. It is one of these places where you have to kull through all of the racks but there were some real bargains in there. Time flew by as I realized I had been browsing for 1 1/2 hours. I bought a Missoni sweater(another one of my faves), several Michael Kors tunics which could almost rival Tori Burch tunics, and a few cute tops and tshirts. I also bought an amazing pair of beautiful Italian black leather boots which zip up the front( they are like butta!) and 2 other cute knockaround pairs of sandals. The boots would have retailed for at least $600 in a department or specialty store. The price was $175. I actually went into a shopping coma/blackout/frenzy and by the time I brought my cart(!) up to the check out, I spent almost $1000 at TJ Maxx. Holy shit! Mind you I didnt try anything on. In a state of remorse I later went unshopping and returned most of it. Kept the boots, shoes, tshirts and JBrand Jeans. Restraint is the word of the week. When is this economy going to turn around? Cougar needs some serious retail therapy.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Millionaire Matchmaker......More Scoopage!

Picture taken from TMZ.com

I think I am a little bit slow, figuratively speaking. Before tuning into the 11 pm Millionaire Matchmaker show on Bravo, I decided to google Cidney, the woman who was engaged to Paul, Vegas real estate magnate, on their first date last season! Were they still together? I was totally incredulous that this could really happen but it made for good television for Patti Stanger for the season 1 finale. Long story made short, after the show, this match made in heaven broke their engagement...no big surprise for those with average intelligence. Moreover, to make this story even more scandalous(shout out to my sistas Scandy, Lushess and Steph, at the fabulous blog Scandalous Housewife http://www.slandaloushousewife.net/), was that Cidney, portrayed as a nice, wholesome student , is really a Playboy Cybermate!! She is on the Playboy website, displaying what her mama (shout out to Mama at another fabulous blog, The Kitchen http://www.thchaos.blogspot.com/) gave her. How interesting that Patti did not reveal Cidney's true profession....nude model, on television ! I think this is sheer misrepresentation. Just asking.....did Patti do a background check? Does Patti ever run background checks on her stable? Does Patti and her staff troll the Playboy website to find "fresh meat" for her millionaires club?Do you think that the millionaire knew this before he proposed or did he propose to get with a Playboy model? Did they obey Patti's 3 month no sex rule? Your thoughts/comments?
The following is a post by one of my favorite blogs, Astrochicks(www.astrochicks.com). who was totally on the story ! TMZ also reported this story in March, 2008, the day after the season 1 finale.


"She’s back!!! Patti Stanger, the Millionaire Matchmaker is ready for round two. Helping dysfunctional zillionaires that lack social skills, or have short attention spans, who need help in finding true love. In Hollywood, there are millions of pretty girls, I’m surprised these guys aren’t able to find love on their own. Wait a minute, that’s right, they want a girl who REALLY loves them.
I’m curious, why isn’t Patti Stanger married yet? Maybe cause she’s abrasive and too bossy? Who knows? Although she has a steady boyfriend, they haven’t made it down the aisle yet.
A few interesting tidbits about our girl. Patti frequently berates her male and female clients when they don’t live up to her standards on “The Millionaire’s Club”. According to Wikipedia.com, many of her clients leave frustrated at Patti’s over the top behavior never to return again. (That would certainly annoy me if I was paying her $20k to $150k.)
What’s REALLY JUICY!!! On March 5, 2008 TMZ.com reported that two females, “Cidney” and “Marcela”, who were actively being “introduced” by Patti to her millionaire clients were not who they were purported to be. The former, who was described as “a wholesome Jewish girl with a Masters in Journalism” was also a Playboy model (although that fact was mentioned in the episode). And it was alleged that Marcela resembled an escort working in the Miami area, although no proof was ever provided to substantiate that claim.
What do they expect for a gold digging service? My bet is she’s a Leo or Aries. What do you think? Either way, I love the show."