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RHOA recap: NeNe, Kandi and Cynthia flee Haterville, Phaedra sees dead presidents

The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Episode 402: “Surprisingly Rich” recap: As our weekly excursion into brain synapse abuse opens, NeNe Leakes, Kandi Burruss and Cynthia Bailey are enroute to the beaches of Miami. As NeNe says of Atlanta: “I had to get out of Haterville.” An extended weekend dose of NeNe has Kandi understandably a little nervous. “I’m not really sure what will happen,” the singer says in voiceover. “NeNe does have a history of flipping out on folks.” In the world of understatements, this summation circles the zip code of “Kim Kardashian may not have been hugged enough as a child.”

Herman Cain caught on tape joking about Anita Hill

Nothing says "I take sexual harassment seriously" like a well-delivered Anita Hill joke.

Herman Cain is the Clarence Thomas of Bob Doles

During last night's GOP debate, Herman Cain defended himself from sexual harassment charges in a not especially compelling way.

Cain: “I don’t even know who this lady is.”

At a press conference yesterday, GOP Presidential sorta-front-runner Herman Cain emphatically denied ever sexually harassing or behaving inappropriately with anyone. Said Cain of accuser Sharon Bialek, "I don't even know who this lady is."

Fourth Cain accuser holds press conference

Attorney Gloria Allred is holding a press conference with a fourth Cain harassment accuser, former National Restaurant Association employee Sharon Bialek.

RHOA Recap: Phaedra blings out a funeral, Sheree and NeNe engage in a “grown lady discussion”

The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Episode 401 "Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained" recap or "Why We Spent $78.97 on Grain Alcohol at Green's at 11:58 Saturday Night." As the fourth season of RHOA unhinged its jaws on Bravo Sunday night, a very pregnant Kim Zolciak and her 25-year-old Atlanta Falcons defensive end boy toy Kroy Biermann move into their new home, "Celebrity Apprentice" veteran NeNe Leakes is newly single after separating from hubby Gregg, singer-songwriter Kandi Burruss is pondering the launch of Bedroom Kandi, a line of adult toys, runway model Cynthia Bailey is starting her own modelling agency, aspiring thespian Sheree Whitfield has a business-related beef with NeNe and Atlanta attorney Phaedra Parks is moonlighting as a funeral planner. Why not unscrew the top off a bottle of "extra sweet white wine" and join us for the recap fun here at our lavish new digs at the Housewives Home Office. Or as we lovingly refer to it: HHO Central.

Harassment scandal eroding Cain’s support

One week into the Herman Cain sexual harassment scandal story, Cain's popularity among Republicans is finally starting to take a hit. A Reuters/Ipso poll conducted over the weekend shows a 9 percent drop in Cain's favorability ratings among Republicans.

Herman Cain unhurt by scandal because he isn’t a real candidate

Will one or more sexual harassment settlements and alleged illegal campaign funding hurt Herman Cain's campaign to be the Republican Presidential nominee?

It’s a Zac Brown World

After years grinding out a living on Georgia’s music circuit, Cumming native Zac Brown has enjoyed seemingly overnight success. Since 2009’s chart-topping “Chicken Fried,” there have been two Grammys, two major-label albums, sold-out shows, and a number one duet with Jimmy Buffett. And like the sailor from Margaritaville, thirty-three-year-old Brown is parlaying the spoils into an empire: Southern Ground.

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