With “too human” DeShawn Snow being shown the exit on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Bravo has approached R&B singer Usher Raymond’s wife Tameka Foster to join the lineup of lunching ladies.

Tameka confirmed to Essence.com that she was asked to join the show but also says, “Although [Bravo] approached me, and I was flattered by the offer, I will not be joining the Real Housewives cast.”

Too bad! It would’ve been fun to see Tameka show up Kim Zolciak with higher wattage music industry friends, and compete against Lisa Wu Hartwell for the multi-tasking mother award as she juggled her clothing line and five children (two of which are Usher’s). Tameka even has a foundation similar to DeShawn’s that helps build self-esteem in young girls, so maybe diamond galas would’ve been on the menu also.

Nene Leakes, however, is set to return for season two and already working on a spinoff with Bravo that’s slated to air in 2010. Fingers and toes crossed Nene’s “gay boyfriend” Dwight Eubanks joins her on the new show!

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Bravo has dropped the “destined for greatness” Deshawn Snow from the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta for reportedly being too low-key.

Snow tells Essence.com that one of the reasons cited for her removal from the second season of the network’s most popular installment of the Housewives franchise was because she was “too human for a circus show.”

“At the end of the day, I was the same person throughout the show,” says Snow. “I’m not the type to go “television” and start acting crazy…I was authentic and true to myself and I can’t control what other people do.”

Maintaining her ladylike composure, Snow says “They let me go and there are no hard feelings. I am thankful for the opportunity.”

So far the rest of the “circus” players are expected to return – Kim Zolciak, NeNe Leakes, Sheree Whitfield, Lisa Wu Hartwell, and fingers crossed Dwight Eubanks!

A Bravo rep tells PEOPLE “Bravo is bringing Atlanta back for season two but we haven’t confirmed the cast at this time.”

In addition to maintaining the DeShawn Snow Foundation and a monthly column for Streamingfaith.com, Snow is working on a faith based pre-teens and teenagers book series.

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Bravo’s breakout star NeNe Leakes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta was evicted from her five-bedroom home, according to the New York Daily News.

It seems her hubby Gregg owes $6,240 in back rent and can “no longer afford the house” which they’ve been renting since its construction in 2006, according to the notice, which was filed Sept. 24

“It’s none of your business,” NeNe snapped in an email to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, insisting that she and her husband are “financial able [sic] and stable to live where ever we feel fits.”

We’re pretty sure Kim & Sheree are LOVING NeNe’s misfortune!

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunite at the Biltmore hotel in downtown Atlanta to rehash the drama that went down during seven glorious episodes of back-stabbing, conspicuous spending, fundraising and trash-talking.

Here are Blindie’s highlights from the “Reunion” episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta:

  1. New Looks: Nene Leakes had a cute, short haircut and boasted about her “new look” and “new attitude,” while Sheree took the weave route with a long ponytail and bangs. Kim Zolciak, on the other hand, did not have a make-over but Dwight Eubanks promised to work on her and bring her up to the 21st century.
  2. Truth Or Fiction: Kim stood firm by her age of 29, oh excuse me she’s 30 now, and she also claimed to wear a wig because she thought she had cancer and had been losing her hair and lost 25 lbs. After prodding from host Andy Cohen, she finally admitted she never had cancer.
  3. Team Nene: Yes, we are on Nene’s team! So is CNN’s Anderson Cooper! And apparently Andy Cohen is as well because he totally gave her way more air time than the other ladies -love it! “Fun, exciting, BAM,” that’s Nene!
  4. Rumours: Nene puts those pesky stripper rumours to rest, or does she? When Andy asks if she is an ex-stripper Nene replies, “I’m still a stripper…I am a stripper…I strip for my husband.” BAM!
  5. Kim’s Country Music Career: Nene thinks Kim can’t sing, Lisa Wu Hartwell says she’s pathetic and has no talent, but nevertheless Kim says her album is coming out in early January and her new single is called “Tightrope.” We can’t wait to hear it…oh wait, yes we can.
  6. The Notorious Big Papa: Kim says she is “on and off again” with her sugar daddy Big Papa and claims he is filing for a divorce, while Nene says he is very much married and that Kim should “close [her] legs to married men!” BAM!
  7. Cat Fight: Nene and Kim curse up a storm as they argue and Lisa Wu Hartwell has to hold Nene back, even going so far as to lay her tiny body across Nene to block an altercation. Nene of course gets the last words in calling Kim a “trashy hooker,” threatening to snatch her wig off and saying “I’ll see you outside!” BAM!
  8. Another World: DeShawn Snow does not understand why everyone makes a big deal about her no-cooking, no-cleaning lifestyle and doesn’t know how much she spends on her household staff. Is that why Lisa Wu Hartwell said “you hear crickets” as DeShawn struggled to answer Andy’s other question. We want to know how much DeShawn spent on those Hilary Duff chompers -they are definitely not God given!
  9. Race Relations: Nene calls Kim out on her “chicken” comment from episode six. We called Kim out on that one too!! That felt way too racial and we saw that smirk on Kim’s face when she said it. Kim defends herself with that tired old excuse of “Half of my friends are black.”
  10. The Sixth Housewife: Dwight Eubanks is declared the sixth Housewife! He is in full weave regalia as he joins the women and seats himself in between Sheree and Kim then proceeds to mock them by fawning over them and saying, “Oh, you’re so pretty.” So what does Dwight think of all the catfighting? “Très, très, très dèclassè,” and what does he think about his sexuality, “I never wanted to be a woman, I love my toolbox.” And we love you, Dwight!
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Just when you thought Kim Zolciak couldn’t make any more uncomfortable comments about race, Lisa Wu Hartwell couldn’t get any perkier, and the word jewelry couldn’t be mispronounced as jury for the umpteenth time! Yeah, it all happens again and then some, on the latest episode of Bravo’s Housewives.

Here are Blindie’s top ten moments:

  1. Kim all of a sudden “can’t handle the drama with Nene” and cozies up to Sheree Whitfield, gushing over her and callling her beautiful every chance she gets! And what does Nene Leakes think: “I can’t stand fake ass girls!” she declares.
  2. Lisa Wu hosts a trunk show for her jewelry line Wu Girls, sits for a photo shoot for the line, and even hosts a jewelry-making night. Maybe she should scrap the jewelry and just bottle her energy and sell that! Especially since expert jeweler Steven Zale (not to be confused with Zale Jewelers) thinks the line is worthy of just Macys and not Saks and Bendel like Lisa had been planning.
  3. Stylist Dwight Eubanks delights us with another appearance as Nene corrals him to help pick out a wardrobe for her college bound son Brice. When Dwight catches wind of DeShawn Snow’s huge free ticket gala he warns that people are “gonna come and eat all your food, drink all your liquor and leave and they’re not gonna pay for nothin!”
  4. Dwight insists to Nene “I am a brotha” and threatens to prove it by disrobing!
  5. Kim tells Sheree her son looks like O.J. Simpson!! As if that were a compliment -ok, maybe it would’ve been like before 1994 and before a certain murder trial. Then Sheree tries to rebuttal by insisting he looks more like Denzel Washington.
  6. When Kim isn’t fawning over Sheree’s “beauty” she is fetishizing over black women. “African Americans age so much better…I dont’ know what it is…it’s their natural oils…it’s someting I just want.”
  7. Kim muses over the burden of being beautiful with Sheree. “Can you imagine not being beautiful?,” she wonders, and even comes to the conclusion that “bitch means beautiful.”
  8. As Sheree gets ready for DeShawn’s gala she declares, “I am fashion, I have impeccable taste and I will be the best dressed tonight!” Then she arrives at the party in a floor length fur coat and finds out there’s no coat check. “What am I supposed to do with my fur? Hang it over a chair?” Hello? A fur in Atlanta? It’s called Hot-lanta, not Siberia-lanta!
  9. DeShawn’s Night of a Thousand Stars gala goes off with more than a hitch. The auction is a disaster as no one bids or even pays attention to the auctioneers! DeShawn breaks down in tears and complains “I would never get invited to something for charity and not buy anything – that’s just tacky to me!”
  10. DeShawn’s diamond gala costs a grand total of $30,000 and pulled in only $10,000 for her charity! It’s a good thing Kim, err Big Poppa bought that $14,800 cuff bracelet.
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The drama continues on The Real Housewives of Atlanta! With Kim Zolciak trying to be a country music star, DeShawn Snow trying to raise a million dollars in one night, and Nene Leakes looking for her real father, it was quite an eventful evening.

And here are Blindie’s the top ten most unbelievable moments:

  1. Kim wants to be a country singer, because people are always saying she looks like Faith HIll and Carrie Underwood. Yeah that’s a good reason. Too bad Nene “never even heard this girl hum.” And did we hear Kim say she’s 29 years old?!
  2. Kim drags Lisa Wu Hartwell, Sheree Whitfield, DeShawn and Nene to see her psychic friend Rose. The psychic surprises doubting Nene with a “dead-on” reading about her absentee father and warns she will receive a letter from a family member.
  3. Nene does indeed receive a letter from a family member that questions the paternity of the man whom she thought was her father!
  4. DeShawn thinks that giving money to the church, or tithing, is giving money to God and not to the pastor. Newsflash DeShawn, God don’t drive Cadillacs, pastors do!
  5. Sheree’s gay hairstylist Lawrence, who says “women like Sheree, when they look that good…always know there’s a gay man somwehere in their life,” takes Sheree to the Mr. and Ms. Black America pageant -basically a gay ball minus the vogueing.
  6. DeShawn is planning a fundraiser for her non-profit organization and unrealistically planning to raise one million dollars in one night by auctioning off lunch dates with her friends and selling diamonds. If DeShawn can raise that much money in one night, then someone needs to get this woman to Wall Street, because they need her, now!
  7. Nene suggests putting Sheree up for auction and starting the bid at two dollars!
  8. Nene helps Kim pick a song from the selections that Ed, her daughter’s music teacher, has penned. And even though Nene thinks all the songs suck she suggests “Don’t Be Tardy For The Party” because it will be something people can dance to in the club.
  9. After Kim drops record producer Dallas Austin’s name whenever possible, to anyone who will listen, Austin finally shows up to help her get ready to…um…record…an album? And not a single note, tune, or hum ever comes out of Kim’s mouth the entire episode.
  10. Kim confesses to Austin that her recurring dream is to have two Vietnamese children, preferably identical twin boys! That sounds like a fetish not a recurring dream!
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Blindie is enthralled with Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta, even though the women go through money faster than the plunging stock market.

But each episode leaves us with the same burning questions:

  1. Who is Kim Zolciak’s sugar daddy “Big Poppa”? After reviewing episode one we caught a glimpse of the name “Lee” in one of Kim’s text messages. Then after much internet scrounging we think that Big Poppa might be real estate investor Lee Najjar.
  2. Why is the daughter of famous boxer Evander Holyfield working as Sheree Whitfield’s personal assistant? Considering Holyfield’s recent financial problems reported by TMZ.com, which includes thousands in back child support payments, his daughter might be making a prudent career move by earning her own living.
  3. Does DeShawn Snow actually do anything? You know, considering she has all that hired help including a chef, a nanny, and an estate manager. DeShawn founded and chairs the non-profit Deshawn Snow Foundation in 2005 that works with underprivileged and disadvantaged teenage girls between the ages of 11 and 17 to build self-esteem.
  4. Will Sheree Whitfield’s soon-to-be ex-husband grant her the seven figure divorce settlement that she is hoping to receive? After watching Sheree drop money on designer clothes and shoes faster than a rapper at a strip club we sure hope she gets her millions and then some.
  5. Who was Lisa Wu Hartwell’s first husband? After Lisa alluded to her first marriage not being a great situation, we just had to know who the sad sack was that didn’t spoon feed her chicken soup in bed like current hubby Ed. We were surprised to find out Lisa was married to R&B singer Keith Sweat and they have two sons, Justin and Jordan, together. And in case you’re wondering, you haven’t seen the boys on the show because Sweat refused to sign a waiver and allow his children to be exploited, according to sandrarose.com. Responsible parenting, we love it!
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