The Real Housewives of Atlanta Officially Loses Sheree Whitfield, But More Casting Changes Are Needed...
Well, folks it's official. Sheree Whitfield is done with the Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Earlier today, Wetpaint Entertainment broke the news of Whitfield's departure from the popular Bravo reality series, proving half of the rumors on Sheree being fired from the series. As suspected, Sheree was nowhere near Bravo's Upfronts a few weeks back and didn't act a fool after learning she wasn't returning to the show as previously reported by 'some' media outlets. However, the fact remains that Sheree will not be schmoozing it up with the other Atlanta Housewives next year. Sorry, Kim Zolciak. Now you have to find another guard dog to talk smack behind.
Although Sheree is the latest casualty in the Real Housewives franchise, there should have been more pink slips handed out post reunion, because the show has come to a halt in terms of entertainment.
As Phaedra pointed out during the train wreck of a reunion this past Sunday, there is a sharp divide among the women that gets wider by the second. If you paid close attention to the scenes where most of the women or all of them were in the same room, the tension was not only thick, but awkward as well. Clearly most of the cast could care less about filming with one another, so what's the best thing to do? Show some of them to the door. I'm not going to get into who should be let go and who should be given a reprieve (that's whole other commentary piece on its own), but I will say that something needs to be done to salvage the Real Housewives of Atlanta which is a now a 'label whoring' shell of itself compared to what it used to be back in the day.
Take the Real Housewives of New York. Every season was the same drama with the same participants taking the same sides and nothing ever really getting resolved among the women. Maybe a shouting match would end in tears and a temporary apology would be given, but all bets were off at the next big gala/event. In short, RHONYC became a cycle of wash, rinse, and repeat. However, with one look at the trailer for the upcoming season, you can't help but see a completely revamped, and *gasp!* fresh show that fans can't wait to set their eyes upon. Dumping four of the seven New York Housewives seemed at first a bit drastic. But it was needed. I say the same thing should be applied to the Real Housewives of Atlanta, which will also be approaching its fifth season in the fall.
So are you guys happy that Sheree is gone from the Real Housewives of Atlanta? Is it bad that I'm thrilled of the announcement? Plus, do you think the Real Housewives of Atlanta needs a drastic makeover ala the Real Housewives of New York City?
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