'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Reunion: A 5-Point Digest of the Revelations

Not quite everything about the ladies of The Real Housewives of Atlanta was revealed during last night’s get-together. Namely, we still don’t know who that effing elusive Big Poppa is! But we learned loads more about this rabble-rousing bunch of crazy ladies from the South. And gloriously enough, the episode focused mostly on NeNe and Kim’s bad blood. Here, I give you a quick primer the five most important (thus, exclamation-pointed!) points from the evening:

1. BOMBSHELL: That is NOT Kim’s real hair! You needn’t be a stylist to know this, but Kim finally revealed that she does, in fact, wear a weave. But the reason isn’t so funny: She was sick. I’m not about to begrudge a person for losing their hair to unavoidable illness, but it seems like all the speculation about her tresses (and her age — she still claims to be 29!!) could have been solved simply by being honest about it in the first place. Finally, Kim was truthful — you can watch her emotional breakdown about the whole sitch here: 


2. Don’t mess with NeNe! Her blowout with Kimwas, in a word: amazing. At one point NeNe called Kim a "trashbox" anda "trashy hooker" in the same breath. What was most fascinatingabout this fight was that neither lady seemed to know what, exactly,they were fighting about. One minute they "debated" about Kim’s dalliance withBig Poppa ("Close your legs to married men!" Nene screeched), the nextit was about NeNe trashing Kim for her truly heinous singing. Duringthat portion, the best part wasn’t hearing the deluded babble coming out ofKim’s mouth — it was the simple reaction shots from NeNe. Instead of hersignature "eyes poppin’, lips bustin’," you could say it was "eyesrollin’, lips pursin’." Genius, NeNe, genius.

3. Thank goodness for Dwight! Just when things were getting heated between all the ladies, Andy Cohen brought out a surprise: NeNe’s gay boyfriend, Dwight! He was truly the antidote that was needed at the moment: Dwight brought his fun and fancy-free attitude to the couches and said all the fighting was "tres tres tres declassé." He told Kim to fix her weave but admitted that, more than any of the crazy women on the couch there with him, he was the biggest diva of all. So true.

4. Shereé and DeShawn are total snoozes! Because the showdoes in fact have five cast members, the reunion couldn’t totally focus on thefireworks between NeNe and Kim (and then, Lisa), so I suppose I shouldmention how the far-less-interesting Shereé and DeShawn figured into the evening. Shereé rattled on about her delusional confidence and how her fashion line She by Shereé will launch in fall 2009; DeShawn talked about learning her lesson with her uber-botched benefit and claimed that she didn’t know how much she paid her house staff. (Riiiiight, DeShawn.) Whoa, I honestly just surprised myself with how much I actually paid attention to their underwhelming segments.

5. Season 2 is imminent! When questioned about Big Poppa, Kim once again refused to reveal his identity but did mention that their relationship is "off and on."Even better than that, though, was the true (although maybe I’m reading too much into it) reveal from the chatter. Kim said: "Stay tuned becauseyou may see what happens on next season." Screw the blasted Big Poppa revelation,we’re getting season 2! Wheeee! Christmas has come early for this Real Housewives devotee!

Now over to you PopWatchers: What floored you from last night’s reunion? Did you enjoy it all as much as I did? Does NeNe deserve her own spin-off? How much would you love to see devoted fan Anderson Cooper actually interview her? Discuss any bombshells or other heniousity below in the comments!

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  • joeinmemphis

    what happened to the slap?

  • Tabitha

    I just love that show!!! Team NeNe

  • Kim

    I used to like Lisa…don’t anymore…if she’s such a peacemaker why is she sinking to Kim’s level & getting into it with her. During that confrontation who really looked like the fool? Let’s be honest…it was Lisa. And I don’t believe that Kim is that bad of a person. I wouldn’t take comments like NeNe’s very well either. Not from someone who claims to be a friend. There are better ways to tell someone their singing stinks.

  • Anonymous

    what is wrong with kim she is so rude and just plain wrong…..go ne ne

  • Shari

    Big Papa is Lee Najjaar, a super duper wealthy MARRIED real estate developer in Atlanta. Episode 2 showed a quick shot of Kim’s blackberry screen w/ a message from someone named Lee that said MISS U. Kim admitted to People.com that she had seen his identity correctly guessed on the net. Like here: http://jezebel.com/5070377/the-real-housewives-of-atlanta-we-think-we-know-who-kims-big-papa-is

    • Imran

      Natasha – Woohoo!!Thx so much david! Love all the details!!Suka baegnt sama hasil2 foto candid on my wed day iniihh..Youre so talented!Gw suka baegnt dengan foto yg bercerita ini, bisa ngerangkum sluruh rangkaian acara..Detail waktu, ekspresi keluarga, smua dapet..love it 100%!!Thx so much, vid..Sukses terus yaa.. Godspeed!

  • Anonymous

    lisa did what all peace makers due took the heat off of someone else and put it on herself to protect the other……classy women in my book she is a real sweetheart……love her

  • ollie

    OOH MY GOD!!! What a show, First of all, Love ya NeNe.,and Kim and Sheree made fool’s of there selves, I truly turned my head in EMBARRASSMENT for Kim when she spoke about her so called cancer, What DOCTOR would tell someone just because they lost some weight and lost some hair that they were 90% sure they had cancer??? PPPPLLLEEASE. Kim you truly do need some medical help.== Mental help. and Sheree it is so obvious you are so damn jealous of NeNe. You will never be able to compete with NeNe. as for Lisa and Deshawn. Lisa is not a peace maker she knew by telling Sherre about NeNe’s song that she was starting drama. Deshawn was the real peace maker.

  • Erin

    I love NeNe. She is so funny and really made this season “watch-able”. Otherwise it would have been “zzzzz”…a snoozer. Kim seriously needs to drop off the face of the planet. She’s so incredibly fake and not convincing anyone that she’s a decent person, and I think we all know it was not merely a product of creative reality-TV editing.

  • Karla

    I am somewhat confused. Why did Lisa get all ticked off at Lisa. I dont like Kim, but I had to agree with her at that point when she was saying that Lisa told her that NeNe was making fun of her. I don’t understand why Lisa was acting like she didn’t say anything. Who else was in the car to every say anything back to Kim? No one but Lisa. Lisa was “cool” with Sharee & Kim…so it just didnt make since why she would “flip” her “over the couch”..lol. Maybe its just me.

  • Tee Tee

    Kim is a mental case. I don’t believe her about the non-cancerous cancer comments. She is an idiot. I love Nee Nee and Lisa. They are off the hook. DeShawn is the classiest of them all.

  • W

    Exactly what happen to the slap. I stayed up late just to see the SLAP!!! Kim is ridiculous!!! JUST GO AWAY!!!

  • GeeMoney

    The reunion special was off the chissang! I very much enjoyed watching every last minute of it. Sheree claims to be classy, but to me, she came off as utterly fake.
    NeNe and Kim fight was great, and I have no idea what Lisa and Kim were fighting about, but I loved it when Lisa threatened to “flip Kim over the couch”. Hilarious!
    However, I thought that the question that Andy Cohen asked about NeNe’s breasts sagging and her wearing “cheap” clothes was totally inappropriate. Was that honestly a question that was burning in everyone’s mind who watched the show? I don’t think so.

  • Lainika

    Okay, maybe you were watching a different show but Kim WAS NOT sick. First, she said she was wearing the wig because she was sick and a “very close friend” said that they were 95% sure she had cancer – only to then reveal that she waited 3 days or 3 weeks for the test results that revealed she did not have cancer at all. So back to the original question, “what with that wig?”

  • I don’t care for Kim but…

    She said that she had a friend who’s a doctor who told her they were 90% sure she had cancer. She then went on to say that she found out it wasn’t cancer but that she had still been very ill but she didn’t want to go into what was going on. She mentioned that she has had good bloodwork recently and her hair is growing back but not the way she would like it to.
    It seems a lot of people are hearing only what they want to.

  • alie

    I’m confused. I don’t like Kim but I don’t see any reason to necessarily be on Team NeNe either. She did talk trash about her friend. Just because she has a big personality and makes it look funny does it make any less right.

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