Nene Leakes is The Real Housewives of Atlanta's breakout star thanks to her sitcom gig in NBC's short-lived The New Normal, a recurring role on Glee and now, her own spin-off series. I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding (premiering Tuesday Sept. 17 at 9/8c on Bravo) follows Leakes and her ex-husband, Gregg, in their journey to tying the knot — again. NeNe gave TV Guide Magazine the scoop on why the second time's the charm.
Our top moments of the week:
11. Best Chemistry Lesson: When Tyra Banks stops by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, she gives Jimmy Fallon a lesson about the chemistry between a man and a woman who are posing together. After they each inhale a handful of mints, Banks basically starts grinding up on the very married Fallon and yelling words at him like "squeeze" and "breathe." She makes it worse by shoving her butt into his crotch and making him grab her neck. "My wife is gonna kill me," Fallon says afterwards.
10. Weirdest Critique: Sure, Anna Kendrick is an Oscar-nominated actress and, thanks to Pitch Perfect, a celebrated singer, but what....
The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kim Zolciak has had no problem putting her personal life — birth, wigs, catfights and all — on television. But for the first time, she's nervous about airing a very emotional battle she's having at home.
"I am not speaking to my parents," she tells TVGuide.com. "I've shared a lot of my life in front of the cameras ... and this is the first situation I've had to deal with publicly that is too close to home."
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On the season premiere of Don't Be Tardy... (Tues, 9/8c on Bravo), viewers will learn why Zolciak still hasn't spoken to her mom since their argument at her wedding. But despite intense fight with her parents, Zolciak promises plenty of laughs as she and husband Kroy Biermann welcome baby boy Kash Kade into a family that also consists of 14-month-old KJ and Kim's two daughters from a previous marriage, 16-year-old Brielle and 11-year-old Ariana. Plus: What does the outspoken blonde tell us she wishes she had said on Sunday night's Housewives reunion?
Viewers know Kandi Burruss from The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but long before catfighting, the Bravo personality was top charting in the music industry. A former member of the platinum-selling group Xscape, the Grammy-winning songwriter (TLC's "No Scrubs") wrote hit singles for superstars like Whitney Houston, Pink and Destiny's Child. Now, she's headlining her own Bravo show. The Kandi Factory (premiering Tuesday at 10/9c) brings Burruss back to her musical roots, as she mentors amateur musicians to find the next big sensation.
Bravo has green-lit 17 new series and added three scripted projects and three unscripted projects, including a spin-off for Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks, to its development slate, the network announced on Tuesday. Additionally, 18 reality shows have been renewed.
Rich People's Problems will feature Parks as the lawyer to Atlanta's rich and famous. Prior to Housewives, Parks made her living as an attorney, but has since added reality star, aspiring funeral home owner, workout video instructor and stun gun designer to her resume.
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