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As with any season premiere of any of the Housewives franchise, the thing I look forward to most is seeing the new taglines. The one-liners typically highlight that Housewives season-long journey. In some cases though, it’s just an excuse for the ladies to get sassy and throw shade. The Real Housewives of Atlanta have definitely mastered the latter.

Usually new Housewives fumble with their first tagline and that’s certainly the case with newbie Kim Fields. Had she not referenced her sitcom roots, I would’ve ranked her intro at the bottom. Phaedra Parks, has never a favorite of mine on RHOA but I picked hers as the best.

Bravo’s Georgia peaches return for Season 8 on Sunday, November 8. Check out my rankings below and weigh in afterward.

check out the taglines and my ranking after the jump

NeNe Leakes To Appear On RHOA Season 8 After All

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She’s baaaaaaack!!! It looks like NeNe Leakes and Bravo aren’t quite ready to part ways permanently just yet.

Back in June, the 47-year-old reality star revealed she wouldn’t be returning for Season 8 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Many speculated financial compensation was the reason why. I guess Andy Cohen found money somewhere, because NeNe is back.

details about her return after the jump


Mark your calendars folks, Bravo’s Georgia peaches return on Sunday, November 8. What can we expect from Season 8 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta? A lot of drama and plenty of one-liners for sure.

NeNe Leakes is out. Porsha Williams gets her peach back. And Sheree Whitfield returns but surprisingly only as a friend of a housewife and not as a full-fledged cast member. Did she not bring it during filming or is she just on probation? I can’t wait to see Chateau Sheree ๐Ÿ˜‰

Meanwhile, former Facts of Life actress Kim Fields snags one of the coveted slots. I can’t believe Tootie is in the mix. This should be good. Fields joins returning players Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore, Phaedra Parks and Kandi Burruss.

Also in the mix in a supporting role is Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Hawks Cheerleader Shamea Morton. I guess rumored new housewife, transgender model Amiyah Scott, didn’t make the cut, and neither did Marlo Hampton, though the latter appears in the trailer.

Check out some of the upcoming season’s highlights below. Shockingly, Cynthia and Porsha’s alleged physical altercation isn’t shown.

watch after the jump


Kim Zolciak-Biermann rebounded with two solids dances on Dancing With The Stars this week after the abysmal ’12’ she received on the season premiere. The 37-year-old reality star might have to settle for lower scores again next week due to a health issue cutting in on her practice time.

She revealed on Instagram that she suffered a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke in layman’s terms. She experienced numbing on her left side on Wednesday morning. Fortunately, she’s recovered and will be released from an Atlanta hospital on Thursday. Hope she’s well enough to practice and perform on Monday.

Check out her Instagram post below where she explains more in detail on what happened.

check out her Instagram post after the jump


NeNe Leakes who??? For those worried the Real Housewives of Atlanta would suffer after Leakes’ departure, fear not. Bravo is doing everything in their power to ensure its prize pony doesn’t lose its shine.

Though the network never confirms casting rumors until the official trailer drops for the new season, Season 8 is shaping up to be the best yet for RHOA. Both Sheree Whitfield and Marlo Thompson are reportedly back and already stirring up trouble. They recently showed up to Cynthia Bailey’s white party wearing all black. Those stunt queens ๐Ÿ˜‰

Rumors are swirling that Facts of Life actress Kim Fields is taking part as well. However, I’m sure this piece of casting news is the one that will generate the most headlines when the show returns.

TMZ reports transgender model Amiyah Scott is joining the popular franchise. Born Arthur, Scott began her transformation 10 years ago when she was 17. No word if she’ll be a full-fledged wife or just a friend, but I can’t wait to see how she interacts with the other women. Check out a few pics of the gorgeous beauty below.

check her out after the jump

NeNe Leakes Leaves The Real Housewives Of Atlanta

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A Georgia Peach has left the building. Not just any one, but the Big Kahuna.

After years of teasing her exit, Linnethia Monique Leakes aka NeNe Leakes finally pulled the trigger. The 48-year-old reality star announced she’s leaving The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Not only is she the biggest star of the series, but arguably the network’s largest name. RHOA will never be the same again.

This was definitely a hard decision for me,” Leakes tells PEOPLE. “Me and my husband [Gregg Leakes] 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.”

read more of her statement and future plans after the jump

I love Andy Cohen and NeNe Leakes, but BRAVO green-lighting all these Real Housewives spinoffs based on weddings is getting a tad ridiculous. Damn you Bethenny Frankel for starting this trend. Bethenny Ever After scored major ratings for the network, so naturally when it came time for RHOA’s Kim Zolciak to walk down the aisle, she scored one too. Using her hit song as inspiration, hers was called Don’t Be Tardy For The Wedding.

I have to admit Leakes’ new show is cutely titled- I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding. That said, please, please, please no more wedding-based shows. In the famous words of Susan Powter, “STOP THE INSANITY!” If RHOM Joanna Krupa gets one, I’m officially breaking up with my silver fox crush, Andy. NeNe’s show will premiere this fall on the network. It’ll follow her wedding preparations with the help of celebrity wedding planner Tiffany Cook. Reportedly, Leakes bridal party will include her ATL co-star Cynthia Bailey and former cast member Marlo Hampton. It’s nice to see that Marlo and NeNe’s friendship was actually genuine.

In other Bravo-related news, the network just released a hot new promo for Season 5 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. The video is all about family. “Family is a force of nature,” the tagline reads. It shows Melissa Gorga, Jacqueline Laurita and Kathy Wakile planting trees and watching them grow. Teresa Giudice then carves her name on it while Caroline Manzo judges her. Par for the course. The clip ends when lightning strikes the tree in half. Watch it below.

check out the new promo after the jump

When someone mentions celebrity fitness videos, Jane Fonda quickly pops to mind. After all, she practically invented the genre with her highly-successful exercise videos in the 80s. Naturally, everyone and their dog wanted to jump on the fitness bandwagon. Even The Golden Girl’s Estelle Getty made one. Til this day, stars are still sharing their workout routines to make a bit of extra cash.

BuzzFeed recently shared some vintage fitness videos from back in the day. There’s something about the production values during the 80s and early 90s that makes everything super cheesy.

Since the Reunion Part 2 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs tonight, I thought I’d share BuzzFeed’s list. For those who don’t watch the Bravo reality show, this season was all about the competing Stallion Booty and Donkey Booty workout videos. Check out a few of my favorites vintage ones below.

check out a few of my favorite ones after the jump

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