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Rodney Ho covers TV and radio, from Atlanta’s stations to the hottest “American Idol" news.

‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ reunion part 1 recap, season 6

  • 10:48 pm Sunday, April 20th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
Kenya uses a megaphone to make her point to Porsha on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." CREDIT: Bravo

Porsha Williams got mad as hell and couldn’t take Kenya Moore anymore.

So on tonight’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion show, for the very first time on a reunion show, someone attacked another cast member. There have been threats before (think Lisa Wu Hartwell at Kim Zolciak season one) but this is the first time a woman got down and dirty.

What was the straw that broke Porsha’s ability to control herself? Kenya accusing her of cheating on her now ex-husband Kordell Stewart, then using her megaphone to calling Porsha a “dumb ho.”

We’ve known about this fight for more than two weeks, [More]

‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ teaser for upcoming explosive reunion episodes

  • 2:38 pm Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 by Rodney Ho

Bravo released a teaser for the upcoming explosive three-part reunion shows for this season’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

The reunion shows often pull in even more numbers than the regular episodes, especially if fireworks have been teased. And there are plenty of fireworks forthcoming. So we might see some record numbers this Sunday.

It appears the Porsha Williams attack on Kenya Moore will air this Sunday, which makes me think the fight happened earlier in the day, not later.

This past Sunday’s rather dull season finale episode drew 3.8 million viewers, about the season average. Bravo smartly packaged it with Nene Leakes‘  typically [More]

How did NeNe Leakes do week 5 on ‘Dancing With the Stars’?

  • 10:55 pm Monday, April 14th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
NeNe Leakes from week four with Derek Hough. CREDIT: ABC

NeNe Leakes was “in jeopardy” to go home week five, but the way “Dancing With the Stars” works it, that doesn’t always necessarily mean she was really threatened.

On Monday night’s Disney-themed night, she garnered her first 9′s of the competition, from all four judges (including guest judge Donny Osmond) with a sassy foxtrot.  She danced amusingly to “Cruella de Vil.” She also returned to her original dance partner Tony Dovolani after spending a week with Derek Hough.

“You owned that dance floor,” Osmond said. “I never saw anybody work their hips like that.”

“You mean mean mean and nasty girl,” said Bruno [More]

‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ recap (‘Final Curtain Call’): Season 6, episode 22

  • 10:00 pm Sunday, April 13th, 2014 by Rodney Ho

Kandi Burruss made it through her musical A Mother’s Love” without any major hitches.

This made for a not terribly suspenseful season finale since that was the focal plot line for the episode. And NeNe Leakes, who had blood clots in her lungs and landed in a hospital, was barely there.

But Bravo was smart. They included a special one-on-one “Watch What Happens Live” show featuring NeNe for 30 minutes right after the finale. That was far more interesting because NeNe is seldom boring. (See some of her comments below.)

During the musical, Porsha Williams, who plays Kandi’s younger sister in the musical, [More]

Bravo renews ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ two related spinoffs

  • 11:51 am Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
Kandi Burruss prepares for her musical "A Mother's Love" at the Rialto for Sunday's season finale of "Real Housewives of Atlanta." CREDIT: Bravo

Bravo today renewed its most popular series “Real Housewives of Atlanta” for a seventh season, set to return this fall.

Two spinoffs were announced as well: a third season of Kim Zolciak’s “Don’t Be Tardy” will return this fall. (Zolciak left the show season five.) Also, Bravo will be airing a short-term series about Kandi Burruss and her recent nuptials to Todd Tucker.

The most recent episode of “Real Housewives” this past Sunday drew 3.66 million viewers, its worst performance since Dec. 15. It’s averaging 3.8 million viewers this season, its best yet. The season finale airs Sunday, followed by [More]

How did NeNe Leakes do week four of ‘Dancing With the Stars’?

  • 7:53 am Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
NeNe Leakes from week three.

On a night with no eliminations but a switch of partners, NeNe Leakes got to have Derek Hough for a week, the man who has won more “Dancing With the Stars” mirror ball trophies than any dancer.

That alone virtually guarantees her safety next week.

It helped she danced an African-tinged jazz routine to Beyonce that was packed with energy and NeNe attitude. Hough said the music came in a little early, which threw them off.

“I didn’t even notice. NeNe is working it. It was you finally killing it,” – Carrie Ann Inaba.

“It suited your personality and was the best dance you’ve [More]

Video: Kandi Burruss, ‘Party Down South,’ Jeff Garlin

  • 9:17 pm Monday, April 7th, 2014 by Rodney Ho

CineStars’ Brittany Umar and I discuss Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker’s wedding, CMT’s “Party Down South” coming to UGA and Jeff Garlin’s upcoming Atlanta appearances.

‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ recap (‘Mess Rehearsal’): season 6, episode 21

  • 9:42 pm Sunday, April 6th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
Kandi Burruss is getting a little steamed with Porsha Williams about showing up to rehearsals for her upcoming play. CREDIT: Bravo

It couldn’t possibly be a coincidence that Kandi Burruss got married this past Friday, just two days before tonight’s episode which focused on her issues with Mama Joyce hating on her fiance Todd Tucker.

Mama Joyce has getting on Todd’s case all season, coming up with all sorts of reasons why she finds him suspect.

She thinks he’s taking advantage of her daughter, living off Kandi’s riches, not marrying her with the best of intentions. She even had a detective follow him around to try to find dirt on him and considered planting a hot woman around him to see if [More]

Kandi Burruss of ‘Real Housewives’ gets married

  • 3:39 pm Saturday, April 5th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
Todd Tucker and Kandi Burruss got married in Atlanta April 4, 2014.  This is  a shot of them from last fall during a movie premiere party. CREDIT: Getty Images

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member Kandi Burruss can finally call herself a “housewife.” She married Todd Tucker Friday at Le Fais Do Do, a venue just west of downtown Atlanta.

Burruss’ spokeswoman Tresa Sanders was at the wedding and told me Burruss’ mother Mama Joyce was on her best behavior and even gave them a lovely toast.

The wedding was filmed by Bravo for an upcoming special. The series itself is nearing the end of its sixth season, its most popular to date.

Kandi and Todd met during a taping of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” in 2011 season four when they were [More]

Video: ‘Walking Dead,’ RHOA reunion mayhem, ‘Idol’ death spiral

  • 8:26 am Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 by Rodney Ho

CineStars’ Brittany Umar and I discuss the biting season finale of “The Walking Dead,” the latest from reunion mayhem with the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” and the death spiral that is “American Idol.”