Reality TV: Bravo Unveils The New Cast Of “Real Housewives Of Atlanta” … Did Kim Get Dropped?

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Plus Nene Leakes is all up in the new VOGUE. Owwwww!

First of all, allow us a moment to accept our props for spilling the tea on the new “Housewives” last month.

Via BravoTV:

New ventures, sizzling romance, a whole lotta donkey booty, and two new Housewives arrive to turn up the heat in Hotlanta. Season 5 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta follows NeNe as she embarks on a new adventure as a rising star in Hollywood. In the love department, NeNe flirts with the idea of rekindling a romance with her ex, Gregg, meanwhile, new love is in the air for Kandi who has recently found herself a man. Focused on their expanding businesses, Cynthia dabbles into the world of pageants and Phaedra decides to create a fitness video all about achieving that signature “donkey booty.” Our recently married Housewife Kim is also busy expanding her family, but manages to make it out for the ladies’ events — even ones where NeNe is the guest of honor. Will these two ever make up or will she further distance herself from the group in favor of her family and man? New Housewives Kenya and Porsha also join the mix and waste very little time stirring things up among this group of southern ladies.

The series delves into the lives of six sassy women from Atlanta’s social elite. Juggling families, careers, and jam-packed social calendars, the Real Housewives live their triumphs and frustrations out loud. Atlanta continues to be a character in itself as one of the hottest entertainment hubs in America. These driven and ambitious women prove that they’re not just “housewives,” but entrepreneurs, doting mothers, and feisty southern women.

Sounds like an interesting season is ahead of us. Wonder how Kim Zolciak feels about being demoted to occasional appearances. Do y’all think the “white folks” will still tune in to see an all-black cast? Is Bravo taking a big risk?

Hit the flip for cast bios on all the ladies and Nene’s shot from Vogue!

Looks like congratulations are in order for Nene Leakes… The reality housewife turned “real actual actress” has landed on the pages of VOGUE! Pretty tall order since Anna Wintour is known to ban folks she doesn’t like or feel have genuine talent from appearing the magazine. She’s part of the spread about her new show “The New Normal.”

You can see the full photo below:

And hit the flip for her cast bio and photo.

Nene Leakes

NeNe is a strong woman with a “tell-it-like-it-is” attitude, residing in the upscale Duluth area of Atlanta with her sons Bryson and Brentt. Since her experience on Celebrity Apprentice, NeNe landed a breakthrough reoccurring guest star role on Fox’s hit show Glee. This fall we will see NeNe continuing her acting pursuits on NBC’s The New Normal. She is also the author of Never Make the Same Mistake Twice and is an advocate against domestic abuse.

This season, despite their split, NeNe and Gregg maintain a complex relationship, which causes NeNe to struggle with moving on. She continues to pursue her knack for business and uses one of her Trump connections to pursue more entrepreneurial endeavors. Though NeNe’s no-nonsense approach sometimes gets her in trouble, she continues to explore her ever-evolving, and often volatile, friendships with the other Housewives.

We can’t wait to see how Nene stunt on these hoes this season. After all the work she’s been getting in Hollyweird, you know her ego is now out of this world.

Porsha Stewart

Porsha Stewart is a saucy southern lady and embodies the essence of a confident woman wise beyond her years. A true “Georgia Peach,” Porsha was born and raised into a prominent family in Atlanta and is the granddaughter of Civil Rights leader and philanthropist, Rev. Hosea Williams. Residing in the exclusive Buckhead community in Atlanta, Porsha is a recent bride to former NFL football player Kordell Stewart and takes prides in being a new mom to her stepson, Syre.

Porsha always keeps family first, but in her spare time she manages to nurture a budding music career as well as various business ventures. Porsha will be taking her family’s legacy and enriched heart for giving into her new family with the unveiling of Kordell & Porsha Stewart Foundation for Cancer Research. Porsha also enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, yoga, and afternoon dips in her pool. Well-known on the Atlanta social scene, some might say Porsha has it all.

We’re gonna go ahead and predict that this chick and Phaedra might bump heads — just off the strength of them both being “Southern Belles” who “have it all.”

Phaedra Parks

Phaedra is a celebrated entertainment attorney who lives in the historic Vinings area with her husband, Apollo, and their two-year-old son, Ayden. She is the Managing Partner of The Parks Group, P.C., an Atlanta-based boutique law firm that caters nationally to entertainers and athletes. An active member of the community and church, Phaedra, a self-proclaimed “Southern belle,” sits on numerous boards, and is involved in multiple charities.

With baby Ayden now talking and potty trained, Phaedra is able to attend mortician school full time in an attempt to become the ”Vera Wang” of funerals. She and Apollo, both workout enthusiasts, have also delved into the exercise video market in hopes of giving everyone Phaedra’s signature “donkey booty.” However, the journey to successfully completing this feat is filled with drama along the way.

Phaedra is doing way too much right now y’all… Way too much.

Kandi Burruss

Kandi is a Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter who resides in Atlanta with her ten-year-old daughter, Riley. She is a former member of the platinum-selling music group Xscape and the recipient of a Grammy for her work on TLC’s mega-hit No Scrubs. Kandi juggles her busy life as a single mom and hard-working career woman, while also finding time to let loose on the Atlanta social scene and mingle with members of the music industry elite.

Kandi has launched an intimate luxury line called Bedroom Kandi and is expanding the Kandi Koated Entertainment empire by executive producing and creating The Kandi Factory. She has also opened up an additional location for T.A.G.S, her Atlanta-based boutique. Despite her hectic schedule, Kandi managed to find her Mr. Right and is focused on moving forward with her romantic life.

Kenya Moore

Kenya Moore is the triple threat with beauty, brains and talent. Originally from Detroit, the former psychology major left Michigan with fierce drive and determination to build her own unique brand.

Perhaps most recognized for being crowned Miss USA, Kenya is also known for acting and having worked with many “A” list stars, is a film and TV producer and CEO of Moore Vision Media. She finds Atlanta to be the perfect environment to grow a business and a rich social life. Aside from being a serious career woman, Kenya enjoys writing, hitting the gym, and never passes up an opportunity to speak her mind. A hopeless romantic, Kenya is ready to start a family with her Mr. Right.

We have made a big deal of Kenya always dressing scantily. Do y’all think that may play into why Kenya hasn’t met her Mr. Right yet?

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    Kim Zolciak

    Known for her blonde wigs, catchy pop songs, and her vivacious personality, Kim Zolciak is also the mother of Brielle, Ariana, KJ, and newborn Kash Kade. After meeting NFL Falcons player Kroy Biermann in 2010 at a charity event, Kim fell in love and the two began a whirlwind romance. The Zolciak-Biermann family lives in their dream home in Duluth, GA.

    Kim’s ambitions are as big as her blonde hair. As chronicled on the first season, Kim began pursuing her music career in 2009. Her debut single, Tardy for the Party, reached the number three spot on iTunes and in 2012, Kim released her second single Google Me. In April 2012, Kim’s spinoff Don’t be Tardy for the Wedding debuted and revolved around Kim’s extravagant, fairytale wedding.

    Is it safe to say we won’t be seeing much of her and her plastic Barbie hair this season?

    Supermodel Cynthia resides in Atlanta with her 12-year-old daughter, Noelle, and husband, Peter. The Alabama-born beauty moved to New York City 25 years ago to pursue her dream of modeling. Her first booking was the cover of Essence, and that was only the beginning. From major fashion features to the runways of Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks, and from starring in a movie opposite Sandra Bernhardt to a guest role on The Cosby Show, Cynthia has had an enviable career.

    As a working model who is still in high demand, Cynthia uses her expertise to educate the next generation. From the opening of The Bailey Agency School of Fashion, Cynthia continues to seek out and inspire Atlanta’s most promising talent, through educating them about the industry and helping foster connections in the fashion world. Cynthia and Peter recently celebrated their two-year anniversary and despite the wedding drama and the naysayers, their union continues to grow strong. As thriving entrepreneurs, they are faced daily with the struggle to maintain balance with work, their relationship, and family.

    Does Cynthia do anything for you guys? Some folks seem to find her rather dull and boring and not much use aside from as a doormat for her hubby Peter and BFF Nene… We’re just sayin’!

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