Published by Dior Noir on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 3:00 pm.
So it’s official: Season 3 will be the last you’ll see of Lisa Wu Hartwell and her family on The Real Housewives of Atlanta and apparently it’s because she’s just not that interesting.
A source close to the production told AOL’s BV Buzz: “They basically wanted to script elements of Lisa’s life and make her amp up the drama. She wasn’t with that at all. Lisa felt like if her real life alone wasn’t enough for the network, then maybe it was time for her to go.”
Lisa’s publicist told the Atlanta Journal Constitution a slightly different story and said “she doesn’t want to just be a reality star.” The 38-year-old real estate agent dabbled in fashion design during the show and has gotten some acting gigs lately (can we call and appearance on Meet the Browns acting?) and just released a fitness DVD. Her publicist also said she’s working on a film with Robert Downey Jr.
As for Housewives Lisa will make a few appearances but two new characters will be introduced next season: Phaedra Parks and Cynthia Bailey. We’re already hearing there was plenty of drama at Bailey’s recent wedding which was reportedly held up for 45 minutes thanks to NeNe’s antics.
Sounds like the makings of a season filled with the drama that Bravo was looking for.
Will you miss Lisa Wu Hartwell on Real Housewives of Atlanta?
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Published by Runteldat on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 11:50 am.
Last weekend, new Atlanta housewife, Cynthia Bailey, wed her longtime boyfriend in a ceremony that is believed to be featured on the season finale of the upcoming edition of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
When word got out that Cynthia’s fellow housewives would be in attendance, most of us expected there to be drama.
And according to Page Six, there was.
Page Six reports:
The wedding of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” newcomer Cynthia Bailey started and ended in drama. The Saturday nuptials in Atlanta to restaurateur Peter Thomas was held up for 45 minutes by castmate Nene Leakes, who barged into Bailey’s bridal suite and demanded her hair and makeup be done. Kim Zolciak then got into a tiff with her blond boy toy, who “was checking out a hot redhead while puffing a cigar. Kim caught him in the act,” said a witness. Sheree Whitfield, Kandi Burruss and Phaedra Parks attended, but not Lisa Wu Hartwell, who we hear is being axed. Bravo had no comment.
NeNe has taken to Twitter to deny the reports that she was cutting up for camera time.
Why do these bloggers lie so much! I went 2 a wedding demanding hair & makeup! Now y would I do that? I have my own team! Thank u
I caused drama @ a wedding! Yup that’s what I do now. Go 2 weddings & cause drama
The New York Post’s Page Six isn’t a blog site, but nevertheless that’s NeNe’s official denial.
As for Lisa Wu Hartwell not being there, welp, we told you all she was reportedly getting the boot. She has yet to tweet a denial so we’ll assume there’s still truth to it.
Published by Runteldat on Friday, April 2, 2010 at 11:50 am.
After months of speculation it’s been confirmed just who will be the new faces we greet on the third season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
April Love, an Atlanta area publicist for cast member Lisa Wu Hartwell, confirmed to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that both attorney Phaedra Parks and model Cynthia Bailey are new cast mates on the show.
Rodney Ho reports:
Love doesn’t know about how Bravo will deal with seven housewives and how they are going to pare the cast down to something more manageable during the season.
If anything, it’s smart for Bravo to shake things up and shift the dynamics, which were starting to get a wee bit tiresome toward the end of season two.
The four original housewives (Kandi Burruss came on year two) have three-season contracts. It’ll be interesting who will stick around for a fourth season – if there is one.
What do you mean if? That show isn’t going anywhere as long as everyone keeps watching…and we all will be.
Published by Dior Noir on Friday, October 23, 2009 at 3:00 pm.
Kanye might be going through a life spiral right now but his girl Amber Rose is still doing her thing! Earlier this week she turned up at Elle magazine’s 16th Annual Women in Hollywood event looking classy in a hip-hugging red dress and at the event she told the LA Times she doesn’t plan on giving up those curves anytime soon. She spoke about her contract with Ford Modeling Agency and said “I told them, Don’t ask me to grow out my hair or lose any weight. I want to represent real women who have curves.” I like that she’s keeping it real! She agreed not get any more tattoos until her contract is up, but when it is she wants a full sleeve tat. That woman could pull off almost anything!
Baby Makes Three
Robin Thicke and Paula Patton are expecting their first child. The couple were high school sweethearts and married in 2005. The baby news comes just weeks after Paula told Giant magazine she had “stopped taking birth control” in an effort to get pregnant. Congrats to the happy couple! In addition to expanding their family, both the Thickes have new projects coming out. Robin’s latest single, ‘Sex Therapy,’ was released this week and Paula stars in the upcoming movie “Precious” (just went to a screening last night and it is heavy. Go see it when it hits theaters November 6th!).
The “Sixth” Housewife
The second season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta ended last night, but despite continuing to be portrayed as Nene’s “gay boyfriend” Dwight Eubanks sat down and told the folks at Black Voices that he doesn’t discriminate. “If I wanted to be with a woman, I will be with a woman, and if I want to be with a guy, then I will be with a guy,” he declared. “I like all fruits, but I do have a problem with [people] dwelling on ‘Dwight the gay housewife.’ Let’s get to know Dwight.” Dwight confirmed with Essence back in April that he’s engaged to a woman. I’d be interested to see him on his own show, but he doesn’t know if that will be a reality. Black Voices reported that he not sure what network execs have in mind for his own show. He added, “most days I don’t know what to do with myself. I know I am a lot.”
Speaking of Housewives Kandi Burruss is the next cast member to be bitten by the fashion bug! Luckily Dwight wont have to call her “dreadful” because she’s not trying to design. She recently opened a boutique called TAGS in Atlanta with her business partner Peaches Chin. Wonder if the boutique will carry “fashions” from She by Sheree and Closet Freak (Lisa Wu Hartwell’s line)?
That’s all for this week, we’ll be back on Monday!
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Published by Runteldat on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 11:50 am.
Another day, another foreclosure for the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
The next person to send their credit score to hell is Lisa Wu Hartwell.
TMZ reports that the multi-million dollar mansion Hartwell shared with her husband, former Edgerton Hartwell (I see why she just says Ed), was foreclosed by the bank and quickly sold thereafter.
A rep for Hartwell told TMZ that she and her husband were in talks with the lender to restructure the loan because the home had lost value. Those talks failed, and well, I’m sure the folks in Georgia saw the for sale signs.
The two bought the place for $2.9 million back in 2007, but when placed back on the market, the lending back only got $1.9 million.
Now before you go out of your way to name Lisa the new broke chick of Bankhead (shout out to Sheree Whitfield), her rep said, “Ed and Lisa are fine. They have settled in their [new] home, that sits on 10 acres and they OWN it!”
Well, that’s nice and all, but a foreclosure means neither can even co-sign a car loan on a Suzuki.
Oh, and FYI, don’t think it’s just the Atlanta women with money problems. Rumor has it that a few of the ladies from Orange County might be facing foreclosure later this year. That’s right, we see you Tamera.