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!

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