Before we get to You Know What, let me just tell you how this episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta started: It called into question the popular notion that the institution of marriage validates a woman’s worth within a patriarchal society; and it shed some light on the struggle of many women out there who love their children but feel like their investment in motherhood has caused them to fall out of touch with who they are as individuals.
I’m not kidding, you guys — those are real-ass topics that were briefly touched upon in this fake-ass show.
Hello and welcome to this week’s Real Housewives of Atlanta recap. Allow me to escort you in through the back door so as to avoid Cynthia and Peter in the kitchen shedding single tears while thinking about the back doors of marriage, and Porsha having her back door cleaned out in the living room while Phaedra looks on.
As they say in the great state of Georgia: Y’ALL. I’m very nervous! I think I might be — steel yourself — enjoying this season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta? Now, given, I enjoy every season with that sort of stunned disbelief that can only come from watching a grown woman in a nightie made of handkerchiefs throwing a pajama party for a bunch of other grown people that starts off seeming like a scene from Eyes Wide Shut ends up being like Bad Boys.
With NeNe (and NeNe’s wigs) gone, it quickly became clear who the producers have cast as the new RHOA anchor in season 8: meet your new star, Cynthia Bailey of The Bailey Agency School of Fashion and Probable Money Laundering, everyone!
Get ready for the tears, tantrums, and tussles when The Real Housewives of Atlanta returns: For its eighth season, The Facts of Life’s Kim Fields will be joining the cast, promising new drama for the reality series.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta is considering whether to add Amiyah Scott to the cast, EW has confirmed; she would be the network’s first transgender Housewife if all goes as planned.
The model filmed for the first time on Monday at a cast event hosted by Kenya Moore, a show source tells EW. “She’s friends with a lot of the ladies,” adds the source.
Next season’s Real Housewives of Atlanta will be missing its star: NeNe Leakes tells People she’s gone. “This was definitely a hard decision for me,” Leakes says. “Me and my husband [Gregg] have been going back and forth on it for weeks now. But my contract is up and I just think this is the right time.
“This is my opportunity to spread my wings and do different things.”
“Someone knocks you down, you get back up with shade.” –Porsha, still not a cast member
As we asserted last week on the first installment of the Season 8 RHOA reunion, quite simply, everyone is wrong all the time. My very favorite part of the reunion has become listening to Andy Cohen read the incredibly negative viewer questions. No one is ever like, “Love the way you’re doing you, Cynthia, how do you keep your skin so tight?” And that’s because there is almost nothing positive to say after the season we’ve made it through.
The best way to sum up how Real Housewives of Atlanta reunions go is that when one woman accuses another of having her butt hanging out at the beach, that woman can come right back with a matching accusation about the other having her own butt hanging out at a charity event. Everyone is literally and figuratively showing their ass all the time on this show.
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