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The Real Housewives of Atlanta is known for its over the top drama, fancy gay hair stylists and larger than life cast. Kim Zolciak, the show’s resident white woman and most notable character (next to NeNe) is now gone after moving into (and losing) her “dream” home, getting married, and lying about the duration of her pregnancy. Sadly, there’s no more vanilla in the RHOA coffee, but just in case Andy and them wanna add a little milk back in, here are 15 replacements who would fit right in.
There are so many instances of the “token black guy” and “token black girl” in whitewashed entertainment that we sometimes overlook an opposite – and of course, smaller – category of characters: token white chicks. But though there aren’t many that automatically come to mind, there are at least 11 who’ve held – and continue to hold – prominent roles on some of our favorite TV shows. Can you think of any other token white chicks we may have missed?
I broke off my affair with violent reality TV shows early last year. I had gotten enough of what seemed to be angry women having a hate fest, yelling at each other, throwing glasses, exchanging bows and calling themselves wives when they had never been married. “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” was one of the shows on my hit list as I vowed to never watch it again.
For one, it just didn’t interest me like it did the rest of America. Secondly, NeNe Leakes’ attitude alone turned me all the way off. She came across as too much of a braggart for my liking, she appeared angry for no legit reason and to this day, I believe she was a bit jealous of Kim. She was loud, rude and although it was obvious a very charismatic and likeable side existed, it seemed too deeply buried under all of her burdensome bitterness.
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Slowly but surely, reality television has dominated the airwaves, and we, viewers, have witnessed our fair share of relationships unfold and crumble under the sallow lights of television-fame. The constant exposure, desire to intrigue and need to create “authentic” moments often causes gigantic rifts between friendships and couples…even within iconic relationships. Jon & Kate, Britney Spears & Kevin Federline and Hulk & Linda Hogan have all fallen victim to the side effects of lime-light living, but they aren’t the only ones.
Diary Presents Brandy: Special Delivery: Brandy Norwood & Robert “Big Bert” Smith
The Grammy Award winning songstress, Brandy Norwood began her entertainment career as a 14-year old on the short-lived sitcom, “Thea” in 1993. Since, the actress/singer/dancer launched a successful singing career, which is where she has garnered the bulk of her success. While working on her third studio album, Full Moon, with Dark Child producer and composer Robert Smith, she became romantically involved with him, and eventually pregnant. In lieu of the pregnancy, the pop star and her “husband” decided to televise their love and home life on MTV’s Diary Presents Brandy: Special Delivery, where she documented the final months of pregnancy and birth of her daughter Sy’rai. Not long afterward, the two announced their separation, and later came clean about NEVER having been married in the first place. The nuptials were staged to help Brandy preserve her public image.
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By Giselle Melanson Tattrie
Money always seems to be a hot topic on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” – who has a sugar daddy, whose car got repo’d, who rocks designer label bags, who is playing with whose money and who is “rich.” That’s why we’re taking a look at the always interesting business ventures of the Atlanta Housewives and what they’re up to during their off-season – from wig designs and wine endorsements, to sex toys and funeral parlors, they’re keeping the dollars coming in all year round.
Kim Zolciak: Singer/Wig Designer/Wine Endorser
Much of the first few seasons of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” focused on Kim Zolciak’s burgeoning singing career – initially in country music, and she was also getting big money from her former sugar daddy, Big Poppa. Along the way, the former LPN also picked up a wig line, which she hasn’t quite “pulled off” yet (unlike Sheree.) Zolciak has also endorsed a line of fruit flavored wines. In 2011, her net worth was $500,000.
Linnethia “NeNe” Leakes: Actress/Businesswoman
The fourth season of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” opened with NeNe Leakes screaming that she is “rich, b***h!” and bragging about her appearance on “Celebrity Apprentice” (which was later parodied on a YouTube remix.) But over the last year, Leakes has really blown up outside the reality TV show realm. She has landed a recurring role on “Glee” as well as a spot on the new sitcom, “The New Normal.” Leakes was also shown mixing business with pleasure in season four during meetings with “business partner” and pizza tycoon, John Kolaj, who showered her with lavish gifts. (“You get lunch; I’ll get the Louboutins!”) And don’t forget, Leakes is also an accomplished author. Check her book, Never Make the Same Mistake Twice: Lessons on Love and Life Learned the Hard Way. She was toting a net worth of $4.5 million in 2011.
Kandi Burruss: Singer/Songwriter/Sex Toy Designer
When Kandi Burruss joined the show in season two, she stood apart from the rest of the cast because her background was one of legit show business success. A former member of the ’90s R&B girl group, Xscape, Burruss also has a Grammy award under her belt for co-writing “No Scrubs” with TLC and has been a major songwriter and producer for years. Since becoming an Atlanta Housewife, Burruss has launched a line of adult toys called “Bedroom Kandi” that features a vibrator that moves to the beat of whatever music is playing. (This thing her mom uses is not one of them.) Aside from that, she has her own adult Ustream program called Kandi Koated Nights, and has her own competition show on Bravo called, “The Kandi Factory.” Burruss seems to be the wealthiest cast member, with a net worth of $35 million in 2011.
Reality TV has made stars out of folks who used to just know someone famous. But now that they’ve stepped out of the shadows and are getting their shine, their egos are out of control and they’ve forgotten their humble beginnings. From going in on fans to throwing shade on folks who don’t drive luxury cars, these six small screen sirens need a reality check. ASAP.
Many people know Kandi from the popular reality show the Real Housewives of Atlanta, but they don’t know much about the woman behind the glamour. Aside from the Housewives, Kandi has another reality show premiering March 4th on Bravo entitled The Kandi Factory. The premise of the show is to give 2 newbies a jump start on the music career that they have always dreamed of. Kandi and her team of music professionals give theses two hopefuls everything that they need in order to make it in the music biz. With the help of “Team Kandi”, they embark on their musical journey. Team Kandi consists of choreographer Victor Jackson, producer Don Vito and top stylist Kwame Waters, who also happens to be one of Kandi’s closest friends. Kandi is the perfect woman for the job. With her performing experience from being a member in the singing group Xscape, extensive songwriting and Grammy award-winning background, Kandi is a pro when it comes to making hits.
After seeing the success of “Tardy for the Party”, artists have been looking to Kandi for help on how to become successful. With the help of the Team Kandi, these young hopefuls are in great hands.
I guess on reality t.v. an argument is not an argument unless beverages are thrown. Sheree Whitfield of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, never one to be outdone, has added her name to the list of celebs who’ve doused their opponent.
But maybe, just maybe Sheree had a good reason to do so. Liquids were thrown when she confronted her ex husband, Bob Whitfield, for not paying four years of back child support.
The tripped out thing about it, is that Bob outright said he hadn’t paid anything and had no intention to do so.
Hmm… I would like to think I wouldn’t be throwing water on fools either, but something this serious will enrage you.
I’m not mad at Sheree.
Watch the confrontation here at Black Voices and let us know if Sheree overreacted or she was well within her right.
Reality shows have literally taken over every channel on television. While many shows come and go there are some that are unforgettable. Especially with characters that leave us with their classic lines that we can’t stop saying!
Here are a few that we might not ever forget…
A woman’s beauty shouldn’t have to sacrifice her health. For Kim Roxie, she knows first-hand just how much weight this statement carries after witnessing a close friend develop lung deficiency due to the poly(iso)butene found in lip gloss. As a result of her friend’s diagnosis, Roxie knew she had to create a line that was healthy for the skin and body.
While mineral makeup is popular because it does not block the pores nor cause the face to feel as if there is a heavy ‘mask’ on the skin, it is generally not made with organic materials. With the current movement to be ‘green’ and environmentally conscious in all aspects of life, Roxie took it upon herself to create what is known as the first eco-chic cosmetics brand. In 2004 at the age of 21, Roxie launched LAMIK Beauty, a line that features products with all natural ingredients packaged in recyclable containers.
“Eco-chic make-up means ecofriendly, glamorous and natural,” explains Roxie, who opened the first LAMIK store in Houston, TX. Because of LAMIK, it is now easier for people to make a healthier choice when it comes to their make-up options because the line’s ingredients consist of water, vitamins E and C, minerals derived from the earth, Aloe Vera and green tea, not harsh and harmful ingredients like talc, lead, fragrance and poly(iso)butene.
Roxie is also a licensed aesthetician, so she is familiar with which ingredients are best for the face. Along with her chemist, a former 25-year Estee Lauder employee whom Roxie met during a chance meeting in New York in 2003, Roxie “experimented with different abstracts to create a footprint [for the make-up]. We ultimately decided to use antioxidants that would stop cancer causing free radicals,” she says. The cosmetics line features an assortment of foundations, eye shadows, lip gloss, facial care and beauty enhancement products, such as custom eyelashes and an eyebrow sculpting bar.
“We do everything in house with labs in two states,” she explains. “We purchase all ingredients for our formulas to make the product. I can press and seal powder into the tubing…knowing and understanding this process was important to me.”
Launching a niche cosmetics line required strict discipline on Roxie’s part. “I could only spend $4 per day on food,” she says, so in order to stay within the boundaries of this budget, Wendy’s was her go-to menu. Within seven months, she was able to invest $10,000 (part of it was a $500 contribution from her mother) to manufacture products and open her store.