Day: January 4, 2009

The Real Housewives TV

Checking In With The Real Housewives Of Atlanta

Bravo has reportedly picked up a second season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but what have the ladies been up to since we last saw them spending money and squabbling?

The blogs are buzzing about Sheree Whitfield receiving only six figures in her divorce settlement and the downgrade of her children’s education from private to public. Her suburban Atlanta mansion, which was owned solely by husband Bob Whitfield, was even put on the market for a little under $3 million, but is now listed as “off market.”

Wig-tastic Kim Zolciak recently launched a blogsite and slapped up some photos of herself from a recent Bahamas trip in (what else?) a bikini. Her country album, which producer Dallas Austin vehemently denies working on in a rant on his Myspace blog, is a “no go for now,” a source close to Zolciak says.

We can assume DeShawn Snow is fully staffed at her McMansion because she has had plenty of time to put up a website featuring an online shop hawking bejeweled t-shirts and hats emblazoned with her fantastic egocentric quotes, “Google me” and “I always knew I was destined for greatness!”

Workaholic Lisa Wu Hartwell whose mantra is “If it doesn’t make me money, I don’t do it,” appears to be still juggling her real estate, jewelry and clothing businesses and denying she threatened to beat down Kim Zolciak for spreading rumours about her losing custody of two children Justin and Jason to ex-husband Keith Sweat because she was a “crack whore.”

Anderson Cooper’s favorite housewife Nene Leakes made headlines when news of her eviction from her rented prefab house got out, which Leakes denies. In an interview with Atlanta’s CBS 46 the “tell it like it is” breakout star expressed interest in doing more TV saying she would “love to do a talk show,” but “not the whole conservative sh** like Oprah or Tyra,” and revealed that she met husband Greg while working as a stripper in Atlanta. And as for all of those “ghetto” accusations the self-described “life of the party” told Essence.com, “I’m okay with it. If keeping it real is ghetto, then I’m ghetto.”

Last but not least, the unofficial sixth housewife, Dwight Eubanks! There is talk of the design maven getting his own reality show, but we haven’t seen anything official yet except the hilarious Behind the Purple Door trailer.

Fingers crossed all six reprise their reality roles in season two of The Real Housewives of Atlanta!

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Books Michelle Obama ObamaNation

Ann Coulter Slams Michelle Obama As Jackie O Imitator in New Book

Right-wing commentator Ann Coulter calls future First Lady Michelle Obama an imitator of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in her new book Guilty: Liberal ‘Victims’ and their Assault on America.

Coulter writes “Her obvious imitation of Jackie O’s style – the flipped-under hair, the sleeveless A-line dresses, the short strands of fake pearls – would have been laughable if done by anyone other than a media-designated saint.”

The controversial pundit then praises former Republican candidate John McCain’s wife Cindy saying she “dressed well without freakishly imitating famous First Ladies in history,” even though Project Runway’s Tim Gunn has previously declared McCain “looks like she’s duct-taped.”

Coulter even takes jibes at the President-elect saying the media “literally wanted to have sex with him.”

Guilty lands in bookstores this week.

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Music Prince

Prince Plans To Release Three Albums This Year

Prince is kicking off 2009 with plans to release three albums as well as distribute them independently.

The diminuitive, yet larger than life singer says he completed two solo albums tentaively titled MPLSOUND -a reference to his hometown of Minneapolis, Lotus Flower, and Elixir, a seductive collaboration album with his latest protégé Bria Valente because “we got sick of waiting for Sade to make a new album.”

He describes MPLSOUND, which features an appearance by rapper Q-Tip, as electro-tinged showcasing “new ways of recording,” and Elixir as “nasty” but not dirty.

Last month Prince previewed a few of the new songs to Los Angeles rock station Indie 103. His last album was released in 2007 as a give away in the UK’s Daily Mail On Sunday newspaper.

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Malia & Sasha Obama ObamaNation

Malia & Sasha Obama Ready For First Day At SidWell Friends School

Malia and Sasha Obama will begin a new school on Monday as they start classes at the private Sidwell Friends in Washington D.C.

They follow in the footsteps of other former first children, including Chelsea Clinton and Richard Nixon’s daughters, as they attend the co-ed Quaker day school accompanied by Secret Service men.

The Obama girls will most likely attend classes on separate campuses as Malia, 10, a fifth-grader will go to the middle school campus in Northwest Washington and Sasha, 7, a second-grader will go to the lower school in Bethesda Md.

“We’re delighted to have them and welcome them into the community,” said Ellis Turner, associate head of school at Sidwell Friends where tuition tallies up to $28,442 at the lower school and $29,442 for middle and upper school.

Sidwell practices a Quaker philosophy that stresses community service and interconnectedness and boasts a diverse student body with nearly 40 percent non-white students and a at least 1 out of 5 students receiving financial aid.

Malia and Sasha previously attended the private University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, where their mother Michelle is a board member.

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