Woohoo!!! My favorite of Bravo’s Housewives series is back. For months, rumors have swirled that there were major cast shake-ups in store for “The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s” Season 3. As it turns out, they were all true. Original cast member Lisa Wu Hartwell is out and Phaedra Parks and Cynthia Bailey are in. Season 3 debuts, 9pm on Monday, October 4th on Bravo.

Realtor and all-around entrepreneur, Wu Hartwell has been demoted to recurring status and will eventually be off the show in the first few episodes. Sources say Lisa was having creative differences with producers that couldn’t be resolved. She now joins DeShawn Snow (Season 1) as RHOA cast asides.

New-comer Phaedra Parks is an entertainment attorney at a boutique law firm that caters to high-profile clients such as entertainers and athletes. She is an expectant mother with her first child with her much younger husband, Apollo. Apparently, her husband spent time in prison for white collar crimes. Parks is a friend of cast member Kandi Burruss.


The other new drama queen on the block is former model Cynthia Bailey. The mother of 10-year-old Noelle, worked the runways of Paris and Milan before settling in Atlanta. She’s been dating her boyfriend, Peter Thomas, the past three years and now must decide to take the next step or lose him. Bailey’s connection with the cast is her close friend, Nene Leakes.

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Since Atlanta last aired, the ladies of New Jersey and New York have raised the bar with their drama. With their over-the-top antics and table flipping, Sheree pulling Kim’s weave seems like child’s play. Let’s hope the RHOA ladies rise to the challenge and give us another entertaining and more importantly, addicting season.

PHAEDRA PARKS

According to spoilers, she will clash with Nene and Kim. Hopefully she can hold her own with those strong personalities. Let’s hope her weave is sewn in tight.

CYNTHIA BAILEY

She is GORGEOUS. Cynthia apparently says yes to her boyfriend and marries him this season.

KIM ZOLCIAK

Oh, Kim. Still looking like a high-class hooker. Gawd, I love her. Hopefully she releases a follow-up to “Tardy For The Party”.

NENE LEAKES

Dang, guuuurl. How much weight have you dropped? Nene is looking good. Let’s hope a slimmer Nene isn’t a boring Nene.

SHEREE WHITFIELD

I can’t stand this narcissistic self-indulgent bitch, but I will say her weave is pretty tight. For Sheree, she looks good, even though she looks like Sahara Davenport from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2.

KANDI BURRUSS

Oh Kandi, your dress has way too much going on. Leather, bubble skirt and a bow. Are you backtracking to your trashy Xscape ways?