Angie Simpson released that statement after the pictures from the premiere came out. She is in almost all of them so people were asking. Interesting to know. I wonder how it would've gone with her as a wife and who would've been cut to fit her in. I also wonder if this means we won't meet the two new wives for a while, since they originally planned to have her there.
The big boat storyline with Porsha and Cynthia starts in episode 4! Shocked it's so soon. I thought the season would be going for a while before the big stuff started happening. Now don't get me wrong, I'm VERY excited, just surprised it happened so early in filming.
Just an FYI for RHOA, ratings went up to 3.1 million so things are going well this year. People tuned in for the premiere (which jumped from 2.9 to 3.7 million in the Live+3 ratings) and apparently liked what they saw. I'm a big fan as well. It reminds me more of Orange County this season. You have some real relationship issues with some of the couples and it's like the girls are all being reintroduced to each other. Phaedra and Porsha in particular, because with Nene gone they completely need to find their footing again. They're the minority. I hope that Phaedra and Cynthia can truly build a friendship because they're very watchable together. Porsha is slow and a trainwreck and embarrassment but she is bringing it this season. I'll accept that you need that one total disaster and she's filling that slot well. Her party was cringeworthy. Kim Fields was AMAZING! She's so well spoken and funny and natural on camera. I know she's a child star but I didn't expect her to be natural as a reality star. I don't feel like she's playing for the cameras, everything about her felt real. Natural makeup, even her interview look was very normal. I hope she remains true to herself. I want to see her integrated in the group so bad. Sheree and Marlo continue to impress in their supporting roles and I truly feel both should be full time housewives. At least Marlo since she has a house she can film in. I bet her talking heads and solo scenes would provide much needed comedy. You could probably swap her in for Porsha and not skip a beat. I probably would've reversed their roles. With Cheshire on Bravo I decided to re-watch season one and I hadn't realized how BAD the production values were. TERRIBLE! And their fashion is horrendous. They got a HUGE upgrade in season two. HUGE! Ampika and Tanya looks HORRIBLE. And you can tell Dawn looks haggard and after the season aired she got plastic surgery on her face. Her face looks swollen in her talking heads but she looks good now. Another thing I hadn't realized was how horrible they were to Magali. Washington Post had an article that said it looked so bad having these Anglo women picking on the dark skinned one, but that is clearly what it is. When Dawn was explaining her problems with Magali she kept saying how Magali will kiss up to anyone to build her social profile, but in two seasons we haven't seen anything like that from her. The entire first episode they were all (including Ampika) so horrible to her. The only one who wasn't was Lauren. I was shocked. It makes me appreciate where Magali was coming from in season two now that I've rewatched it. She can't catch a break from day one. When Dawn called to invite her to the ball she was so mean and refused to even let Magali apologize and explain the misunderstanding. It was that moment I knew everything I needed to know about Dawn. She simply wanted to fight.
I LOVED DC!!! Those ladies have every right to be upset they couldn't redeem themselves with a second season, but it is what it is. I'm glad my show is back one way or another. I loved the trailer for Potomac. Yes it wasn't super dramatic, but obviously it's the first trailer they've released. It'll be nice having a series centered around black wives again but that aren't of the Nene breed. It'll be interesting and different. I'm surprised Bravo surprised me. I'm also surprised this is a surprise to all of us. I remember Tamara Tattles posting about how they were rebooting RHODC and even correctly named three housewives, but I just figured she was crazy lol.
Mr. Vixen, don't be a hater. Last season premiered big, but the entire season hovored around the 3 million mark, including the season finale and all three parts of the heavily promoted reunion (with your girl Nene) which were all lower rated than this season premiere. This is why all unbiased articles clearly state that the show premiered well. It's ratings are on par or better compared to when the show went off the air. Stop hating. Nene will be back soon enough and you have To Tell The Truth if you really miss her.
I hated hearing all about "is the show gonna survive without Nene?" I love Nene, but she has barely been on the show so these other girls already been carrying it. With Sheree back and Marlo and Malorie the show will be fine. This premiere was the best episode since season 4. I LOVED everyone, including Phaedra and Porsha who I usually hate. This cast has chemistry and it felt like the old days. Lot of reading and shade and comedy, but nothing dark or heavy like the women hate each other. That's what I always enjoyed about this show. Like Sheree (who can read like no one's business) and Kenya, that is FUN to watch and hilarious. One thing I live for with Sheree is that no matter how broke down her ass gets, she will read you for filth and never back down. I LOVE her broke ass!! My favorite moment other than Marlo referencing Nene (Donald Trump) was when Porsha told her man to take his book bag off. I had to pause and rewind because that shyt KILLED me!!! She just don't care no more! She came off like such a dumb country bumpkin this episode and I LOVED IT!!!! After suffering three horrible seasons with her I'm glad I can finally embrace her for the idiot she is. Phaedra looked beautiful. Plastic surgery has served her well. I love everything about her this season and I look forward to her throwing more shade and seeing where things go with Kandi. I really can't say I have any complaints. I want to see Kim now and then how she interacts with the cast. I can already tell this is going to be a fun season.
It amazes me that looking at the year, even with a good number of episodes Brooke has no storyline. Same for Katie, Bill and many others. It's not that they don't have the screentime, but they're being used as overpaid talk-to characters. I wish Bell would give these people storylines if they're already going to be there. I really enjoy Katherine Kelly Lang and I think she deserves a better place considering what a team player she has been. It should be a priority hiring a good love interest for her and giving her a story. I'm not saying like in the past, but they can create a solid love interest in her and use her in the business stories and as a parent better than they do now. She literally is on Pam's level now.
This cd is EVERYTHING! On first listen I HATED it, then I was depressed and listened to it from top to bottom with my headphones and I can't stop playing it. Every song is good, the ballads, the uptempos, her vocals are good, the production is good. This is just the perfect album. I love that he has matured, but can still be relevant. Only crime is that I don't think we'll get the videos we deserve. Burn It Up, Damn Baby, 2B Loved, Broken Hearts Heal and so many others deserve videos.
Bethenny and Dorinda are filming with a new housewife named Julianne who kinda looks Asian to me. Plus Carole that's four. Honestly, they NEED to bring Jill back. As soon as the others started acting up I'd focus on Jill and Ramona. Luann and Sonja can be left in the past. I'm okay keeping them, but they don't deserve huge pay raises IMO.
She hasn't played her for 30 years nonstop. I do think it's possible she could be recast. I don't think Alison Sweeney for example could be, but I do think people could accept a Robin recast if it was the right actor. She should've stayed dead because they can't kill her again and you really have very few options if Kimberly won't stay full time.
Ampika is just sublime. She blew every follicle of hair off my head. I just don't understand how I didn't really notice her last season and this year she is the total star for me. I love how she effortlessly slays these hoes and it always right. When she read those wax figures for filth I lived. When she read Dawn I just laid down and died. She is such a queen! I continue to love Magali and the scenes getting ready for her wedding were flawless. One thing I love about this franchise is that it doesn't feel forced. When there needs to be major drama, they have it, but I don't feel like this group is overall as petty or thirsty for screentime/ratings that they have to make an issue of everything. As a result when they DO argue it's worth it. And still nothing feels very heavy. I LOVE this bunch! Seeing how this show is so much more opulence and fabulous than the others, I can't believe Bravo hasn't even given it the Melbourne treatment.