Even though the ninth season of Real Housewives of Atlanta is currently airing, people cannot stop talking about the milestone tenth season. Everyone is buzzing about the possibility that OG cast members Kim Zolciak and NeNe Leakes making a return to RHOA. Nothing has been confirmed or denied, but both Kim and NeNe have been asked about it a lot.
Cameras caught Kim while she was at the airport and she was asked so many pot stirring questions like “Who is the bigger draw between you and NeNe?,” “Who would you get rid of from the cast?,” and of course the question we want to know, “Have you guys signed yet? Are you going to?”
If I lived in Atlanta, I would never trust Sheree Whitfield with one of my secrets. This woman is all about stirring the pot by telling everybody who said what and about whom. With that said, I do not live in Atlanta and I do not know Sheree, so as a Real Housewives of Atlanta viewer, I am happy that Sheree has taken it upon herself to make story lines happen. Thanks to her constant messiness, her co-stars have given her a nickname as the “Bone Collector.”
Most people would hate to be known as someone who shares confidential information and spreads gossip, but Sheree fully embraces this reputation. And you know what, I get it. There really are no “private conversations” when filming a reality TV show, so she might as well get people talking while they’re filming the show instead of waiting to confront every single conversation topic during the reunion episodes. Plus, real talk: it ensures that Sheree is hired back next season. Sheree is basically an onscreen producer at this point since she’s controlling the main story lines this season.
I cannot be the only one who is bothered by the fact that “gay rumors” about Kandi Burruss are being treated as a “scandalous” story line on Real Housewives of Atlanta. Why is the possibility that someone is gay or that she has experimented with her sexuality something that has to be scandalized? Porsha Williams took the heat for Phaedra Parks who first said that Kandi has a sexual history with Porsha’s BFF Shamea Morton and it just turned into a super ugly exchange when they met up to discuss it all.
I would understand why any married person would be offended by rumors that she had an affair, but I don’t get why there’s some sort of added sting to that because Shamea is a woman. I’m over these reality stars justifying themselves by saying “funny” things about how they are “strictly dickly” and whatever other puns to refute the rumors. Just say they’re not true if they are not true. There’s no need to scandalize someone’s possible exploration of their sexuality. And to make matters even worse, Porsha and Kandi’s attempt to talk out the misunderstanding turned into a lot of yelling and accusations. Not only is it a total mess between friends, but it’s really brought on a bigger issue in the eyes of many viewers who are offended by the complete lack of sensitivity when it comes to conveying and marketing this story line.
Unlike when Phaedra was dead silent while Marlo Hampton brought the undercover lesbian accusations to light during the glamping trip, Phaedra is actually talking when it comes to her divorce and the Porsha vs. Kandi feud.
This Real Housewives of Atlanta season has been heavily focused on Kandi Burruss. For years she was just there to promote her products and interject here and there when other people got into it, but this season is very Kandi-centered thanks to Phaedra Parks and Porsha Williams starting rumors that she is a closeted lesbian who hooked up with Shamea Morton. Kandi confronted Porsha about her pot stirring during the last episode.
It wasn’t all drama for Kandi though. At the very least, she seemed to be beaming with pride when her daughter Riley Burruss followed in her musical footsteps and recorded a track of her own. Needless to say, Kandi has a lot to say about the last episode.
While Porsha really went in with the rumor spreading and instigating, Kenya was calm, cool, collected and gifted Cynthia Bailey with a vaginal rejuvenation. I don’t know whyKenya felt like Cynthia needed to get that procedure done since the past few seasons have had several story lines about the lack of sexual activity with her and her ex Peter Thomas. It didn’t seem necessary, but I guess it’s the thought that counts.
The cool thing about being a reality TV star is that you get to be famous and make money for being yourself instead of working hard on acting or singing. But apparently there’s something in the water since Luann de Lesseps has an acting role in the upcoming feature film Babymoon. And now Porsha Williams is trying her hand at acting.
On one hand, I cannot imagine Porsha being anyone other than herself, but at the same time she does seem to front a lot when it comes to manufacturing story lines for Real Housewives of Atlanta, so she already has had some “acting” practice if you think about it. So what is Porsha working on these days?
It seemed like Cynthia Bailey felt left out during the last Real Housewives of Atlanta episode when the other cast members were talking about their lesbian experiences. The only weird thing about that is that she made her comments in a conversation with her teenage daughter and I felt vicariously awkward for Noelle Robinson.
It was a pretty awkward episode for Cynthia in all honesty. First she’s talking to her daughter about making out with another woman and then Kenya Moore gifted her with a vaginal rejuvenation. I don’t even know what to make of that. Is that thoughtful? Is that rude? Is that a little much to put on television? Maybe all of the above.