'RHOA' briefs: Kim Zolciak 'motivated by money,' Sheree Whitfield book signing, Kandi Xscape reunion

This was posted Friday, March 3, 2017 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Kim Zolciak told The Daily Mail that she may return to "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" season 10 for a simple reason: "I'm motivated by money."

That is possibly the most obvious but also most honest thing she has ever said. Although I'm sure her "Don't Be Tardy" spinoff compensates her well, adding a "Real Housewives" salary would be a serious chunk of change. It would also help fill the absence of income from her husband Kroy Biermann, who ended up not playing football this past season after the Atlanta Falcons dropped him and the Buffalo Bills let him go before the season began.

Zolciak was last on "Real Housewives" on a regular basis in 2013. She will return for a cameo this season. There are rumors she will return season 10. NeNe Leakes is also in play to come back.


Sheree Whitfield is planning a couple of book signings locally for her fiction title "Wives, Fiancees and Side-Chicks of Hotlanta."

On Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m., she will be at TAGS Boutique, Kandi Burruss' retail shop on 2140 Peachtree Rd NW next to what used to be Frank Ski's restaurant and by Houston's. She told Ryan Cameron on V-103 yesterday that Kandi will be there as well.

Sheree will also be at the Rockdale Annex Building from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday March 25 in Conyers as well. Tickets are $10. You can buy them here.

Reviews on Amazon for her first fiction effort so far have been mixed since the book came out January 31. About 36 percent gave it a top score of five stars but 31 percent gave it just one star.

Sample positive review: "Oh my goodness excellent read could not put it down until I was finished. When is the sequel coming? Go buy this book you want be disappointed."

Sample negative review: "I hope that Sheree wrote this book herself because if a ghostwriter did, he or she did a horrible job. Anyone who watches The Real Housewives knows there are several words they use over and over. After reading this book, I hope to never hear the word shade or read. It was way overused. Also, this book could have been 200 pages because of a lot of stuff was repeated over and over. Ok we get it...you don't want to go back to Ohio. And you're a budding designer. I'm hoping I can sell this book and make some money back."

She told Cameron that the book is loosely based on her own journey. The character moves to Atlanta in the 1990s. She falls in love with a wonderful guy, a professional athlete. "I wanted to challenge myself," she said on why she wrote the book. "I wanted to put reality on paper."

Sheree noted the difference between the early days to now. She said it's now more of a job. Early on, there was a level of innocence. "These girls [on current cast] are airing each other's dirty laundry," she said.

As for her ex Bob Whitfield, they are in a good place but she isn't necessarily in love with him anymore.


V-103's Big Tigger also got a major scoop: Kandi Burruss is reunited with all the original members of Xscape for a future reunion tour.

My colleague Melissa Ruggieri wrote about itTamika Scott and Tameka “Tiny” Cottle joined Kandi in the studio with LaTocha Scott on the phone. It was their first joint interview in nearly 20 years after years of rancor among some of the group members.

Watch the interview here.

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.