When the season four of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" begins to muck up our TV sets on Nov. 6, there will be a new face who comes with a lot of baggage. Marlo Hampton, a stylist who's engaged to be wed to former NFLer Charles Grant, has been arrested seven - count 'em SEVEN -- times for aggravated battery, firearm possession, writing bad checks, and violating parole. That's one of her lovely mugshots, above. The Enquirer, says despite her previous statements, Linnethia Leakes and Whats-Her-Face (shock!) and back to being friends and have banded together to hate Marlo. A Bravo source tells the mag, "NeNe and Kim are mortal enemies at the end of last season, but they've bonded again over their shared suspicions of Marlo. Her litany of arrests has all the Atlanta housewives a bit nervous. NeNe and Kim don't trust her, so they've vowed to watch each other's backs. But Marlo is clearly a tough cookie, and that's going to make for a very interesting season." Oh, manufactured drama! Speaking of manufactured drama, Andy Cohen, VP of Original Programming and Development at Bravo, was tapped to write his memoir. In it, he's reportedly planning to expose the "Housewives" franchise secrets and the housewives' manufactured drama and story lines. For instance, an insider told the Enquirer, NeNe and Gregg faked their separation "for attention." That's not all that shocking. Everyone knew that, right?
Source: National Enquirer, Sept. 5, print edition