The lovely ladies of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta have been spotted around town recently. Photographer FreddyO captured the crew during an appearance at Atlantic Station for Good Housekeeping’s interactive traveling exhibit. Guests to the exhibit learn what it takes what it takes for products to earn Good Housekeeping’s seal of approval.
The women officially opened the event and shared in a few of the activities:
Sheree Whitfield, Lisa Wu Hartwell & NeNe Leakes initiate the opening…
The big news around town is who’s leaving the show. Rumor has it that two of the show’s most popular cast members won’t be returning for Season 3:
According to the New York Daily News, it’s NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak who may be getting the boot.
Is NeNe reflecting on her future?
The paper cites a source who says the twosome are asking for way more money than Bravo wants to pay, and it’s looking like they may just make it easy for all involved and not pay them at all!
“Bravo has been taking meetings with some notable and wealthy Atlanta women about possibly joining the show,” says the insider. “They’re trying their best to keep the process under wraps, but they’re gearing up to make a major move in the third season.”
The source says that the newcomer will either be an added presence to the show or be a replacement for NeNe or Kim.
“Things with NeNe and Kim have been intense,” says the source, “but Bravo feels the show is about the franchise as a whole and won’t let one person stop it.”
The source adds that the network feels strongly about bringing back Kandi Burruss, Sheree Whitfield & Lisa Wu- Hartwell, adding that Kandi & Sheree are two of the most popular Housewives (and well-behaved) of the crew. I dunno what their attraction is with Lisa. I woulda thought she would be the next to go after DeShawn since her storyline is about as interesting as watching paint dry.
Although a final decision hasn’t been made, the source says that there’s one Atlanta cougar who viewers won’t be seeing on the show: Tameka Foster Glover Raymond, better known as Usher’s ex-wife.
The source revealed to the NYDN that Tameka isn’t very popular in Atlanta (big duh!) and when producers asked each one of the current cast members how they felt about adding her, they all threatened to walk. “That’s the one thing they’ve been united about.” says the source.
In the meantime, while the crew and Bravo hash that out. The girls still accept photo ops and paid appearances.
Check out more shots of the crew (minus Kim Zolciak) at an event in Atlantic Station:
Of course we’d love for them all to stay one big happy family…but as I was telling a friend of mine yesterday: Bravo made THEM and not vice versa. NeNe and Kim are entertaining and all but they could go down to Bankhead…I mean Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway…and add Juanika from the Citgo and we’d probably still watch it (or at least talk about it)…
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