So nasty! So rude! So NeNe!
There’s nothing normal about Housewives Of Atlanta or its standout star NeNe Leakes.
Scooch over! The Real Housewives Of Atlanta (2008- current) are moving into your TV room thanks to internet streaming service ShowMax, who’ve added the first of the reality show’s nine seasons to their library. And all you need to know is that wherever NeNe Leakes is, drama’s sure to follow. She’s the show’s queen bee… and another B-word we’re not allowed to say here. NeNe is sassy, dramatic and above all else, she tells it like it is – whether or not the others want to hear it. And nobody’s safe from NeNe’s razor tongue in season 1…
SAY MY NAME, SAY MY NAME
Who needs a Destiny’s Child song to get the party started when all it takes to get fingers snapping, lips smacking and eyes rolling is a name? “Shereé [Whitfield] and I have known each other for years but then I heard she was talking about me behind my back and that’s a big no-no,” says NeNe. In episode 1, NeNe is lunching with the other wives and tells them that after a month of not talking to each other, Shereé has invited her to a party. “When I walk in, they’re gonna be like, ‘Oh, damn, NeNe’s in the house – boom! Bam!’” She should’ve listened to her bestie Kim Zolciak’s warning: “I don’t see how this is going to work or how they’re going to interact. You can smell the hatred, you can see it from the other side of the room!”
IT’S NOT ME, IT’S YOU
New episode, new catfight… and it’s not going to end pretty! NeNe is sitting down for brunching with her pal Dwight in episode 2 but instead of being a helping hand, oh no hunny – Dwight’s pouring petrol on the fire! “What’s this all about – jealousy! And for what?” he tells her. “All you can do is pray for them!” That’s when NeNe The Nun shines through and sipping on wine she says that “we’re actually being nice to her [Shereé] by praying. We’re being nice”. That’s probably not what the bible meant by “turn the other cheek”, but who cares – this is reality TV, folks – the more drama, the merrier the viewing!
The Housewives (from left): Lisa, Shereé, NeNe, Deshawn and Kim.