Recap: ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ third season finale

By now everyone knows (or should know) that season 3 of the ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ was a complete sham!

Most of the fraudulent details are already known to you: that Greg and NeNe Leakes were (allegedly) told by the show’s producers to fake their marriage problems; that season 3 newcomer Phaedra Parks, a local celebrity attorney (in good standing until now), was forced to admit that her “character” was fake to save her law practice; that the supper club that known con artist Peter Thomas allegedly ran was ALREADY SHUT DOWN even before season 3 started filming, and that the club was reopened just to shoot several key scenes leading up to Cynthia and Peter’s wedding (which was all paid for by the show’s producers); that season 2 cast member Lisa Wu walked away from the show (with her dignity intact) rather than comply with the producers’ request to pretend her marriage to Ed was in shambles (good for her!); and that cast member Kandi Burruss (who is in REAL GOOD with one of the show’s producers) agreed to wear that ratty raccoon wig on her head all season just for laughs — that never exactly materialized.

All in all, the third season of ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ was an undignified mess — a train wreck that left the track even before the season premiered. It will be difficult for the show’s producers to top the lack of entertainment, the lack of drama or the boring scripts from this season. Will be there a fourth season? It’s highly doubtful, but a key element is the fact that Kim Zolciak is pregnant. No doubt if the show tanks, there will likely be a spin-off featuring Kim and her bastard spawn.

Here’s the AJC’s Rodney Ho’s recap of last night’s 90-minute finale, in case you missed it:

Cynthia is talking to her sister about her dire financial situation. They can’t pay the $3,000 guarantee for the bar at the Fernbank Museum, the site of the wedding. She doesn’t have the cash because it all went into the Uptown Restaurant & Lounge Peter had just closed. Her dad can’t give her the money but her mom eventually bails her out.

It’s the morning of Cynthia’s wedding and she looks like she’s ready to go to her funeral. With just nine hours before her weddings, Cytnahis takes a walk by herself to clear her head.

(As a commercial break approaches, the camera guy points to a STOP sign. Subtle!)

Cynthia’ s mom Barbara finds her and expresses doubts. “I don’t like the way he handles his business,” she says. “I did it and see where it got me.” She said she feels Peter is abusing her financially. Cynthia keeps making excuses. “It breaks my heart,” Barbara says. “He needs to take care of you and Noelle.”

But it’s clear Cynthia wants to keep going.


chris brown begs judge to remove Rihanna’s restraining order

Troubled R&B singer chris brown, 21, appeared in court today (Jan. 28) with his attorney Mark Geragos for a probation progress report hearing in Los Angeles. According to, Geragos asked the judge to remove the restraining order that was imposed on him after he pled guilty to assaulting Rihanna in 2009.

“It makes it difficult at award shows and such,” said Geragos. brown has three Grammy nominations but he is not scheduled to attend the award show next month.

The judge will consider whether Rihanna and her attorney will approve modifying the order from a “stay away” order to a “do not annoy.” brown was given a sentence of five years probation and ordered to complete 180 days of community labor and a year of domestic violence counseling.

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Celebs Out & About: Kelly Rowland and Angela Simmons

Former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland caused a near-riot when she stepped out of the Westbury hotel in London on her way to attend the MTV Staying Alive Fundraising event last night. As you know, 28-year-old Kelly is a bigger Superstar in London than her former band mate Beyonce Knowles. Every move Kelly makes is faithfully documented by adoring paparazzi and fans who are tired of Bey’s diva antics. Good for K-Row!

Rev Run’s daughter Angela Simmons, right, also attended the event. But no one recognized her without a bikini on. j/k. I’m still patiently waiting for Allen over at to identify the maker of Kelly Rowland’s hawt trench coat. I need that coat in my life.

Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images Europe


Morning Glory: Halle Berry

Actress Halle Berry, 44, and her actor boyfriend Olivier Martinez (not pictured) were spotted leaving a dental office in Toluca Lake, CA yesterday. It’s been so long since I’ve seen a pair of denim cutoffs look this hawt on a woman!


Celebs Out & About: Vivica A. Fox, Slimm, Meagan Good

Actress Vivica A. Fox and her fiance, local club promoter Slimm, partied with ‘The Game‘ star Meagan Good and her lover at Gold Room last night in Atlanta. The Gold Room is always poppin’ on Thursday nights. It’s where the industry elite mingle and network groupie free.

Vivica, 46, is always stylish and trendy when she steps out with her man. Last night she teetered on 6-inch Christian Louboutin glittery Pigalle pumps, which retail for $1,020, while her man wore Prada. Only a real woman can rock 6-inch pumps without stumbling. Don’t try this at home, kids.

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New Music: Wiz Khalifa – Roll Up

According to Hip Hop historian, Elliott Wilson, the gay rapper Wiz Khalifa’s next big hit is “Roll Up” off his upcoming album, Rolling Papers. This kid is such a great role model for your kids. Let’s see, he’s only 23 and he’s been arrested 50-11 times on drug-related charges. Not to mention that all of his lyrics muse whimsically about his favorite herb, including the nauseatingly annoying dope boy theme song, “Black and Yellow”. And he’s supposedly dating professional beard Amber Rose. Lyrically, Wiz Khalifa’s skills are elementary. Still, “Roll Up” is a major improvement over that BS “Black and Yellow”.

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Video Premiere: Nicki Minaj ft. Drake – Moment 4 Life

The much-hyped music video for rapper Nicki Minaj’s hit single “Moment 4 Life”, off her platinum-selling Pink Friday featuring Drake, premiered on MTV last night. Nicki, 28, a self-described schizophrenic, introduces her latest alter egos, Marie Antoinette and Cinderella, wearing Christian Louboutins dipped in glitter.

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