Last night on Real Housewives Of Atlanta, a certain former beauty queen showed emotions other than shade and venom! Kenya Moore, tired of being blamed for an offense she did not commit, tired of being yanked into bitter marital drama, lost it. And dang if she didn’t give me just the teeniest twinge of sympathy pangs. Don’t worry – they’ll be short-lived!
I just want to get this out of the way first since we’re apparently gonna have to talk about this Kenya/Apollo Nida mess endlessly, my opinion is this: Apollo is a liar. End of story. Phaedra Parks and Kenya need to sit down, one-on-one, woman-to-woman and without shade.
Moving on, Kandi Burruss‘ business is a mess – she’s paying employees who are letting her down by not completing projects. This is what happens when you employ friends! Despite Mama Joyce calling Todd an “opportunist” – it seems like he’s the only person wanting Kandi’s business to grow and produce! He tells Kandi she needs to get her team – led by Don Juan – motivated to produce results. Kandi’s all like ohhhhnooooo… conflict. Ummm… errrrrr… lemme put on my most professional figure skating costume with the gold sparkly leotard and get these people in line because I sign their paychecks and Mama Joyce needs another new house!
Cynthia stands firm that she was never Team Porsha regarding the reunion showdown with Kenya Moore. “I have known Porsha for a couple of years now, and we have never had any real issues until this last reunion. To my knowledge our only issue is I did not support her actions at the reunion. I have always made it clear that the reunion is a provocative environment for everyone involved. I adamantly did not support her choice to resort to physical violence, and I never will. Shortly after, she did WWHL, and claimed that I supported her actions and then I didn’t support her actions. I do not support physical violence. Period! I thought this was clear out the gate during the reunion, when I did not jump off the couch to run to her side.”
Last night NeNe made her Broadway debut in the role of Madame, the wicked stepmother and Housewives (both old and new) along with actual celebs came out to watch! There weren’t any Real Housewives Of Atlanta stars in the audience, but I can imagine we’ll at least see her new very best friendPhaedra Parks attending a show before NeNe’s run ends on January 3rd.
NeNe Leakes is used to facing tough audiences – first on Real Housewives Of Atlanta, and now on Broadway in Cinderella, which debuted last night! Admitting that dealing with the negativity of Housewives has well-prepared her for criticism from critics and fans, NeNe also shares that her self-confidence has helped her shine through the haters!
“Working on ‘Housewives’ can be very negative at times. I think that’s the way (the producers) position the show. I’m the original — I’m the center of the show. Every season they want someone to come for me,” NeNe explains. “It’s tough. Broadway is more about the work and the art. It’s being creative. And every one wants to go out there and deliver and put on a good show. It’s very positive.”
Claudia Jordan burst onto Real Housewives Of Atlanta this week and she isn’t holding back! I have a feeling Claudia will be fun, until you piss her off and then watch it! She is all about the hustle and seems intent on making a name for herself as more than Kenya Moore‘s bestie!
Reacting to her inaugural episode, Claudia describes her friendship with Kenya and throws some shade on NeNe Leakes for calling her thirsty. Interestingly, Claudia doesn’t comment on Porsha Stewart and Cynthia Bailey‘s fight! She works with Porsha and is good friends with Cynthia, so I am curious about her perspective!
There was no shortage of shade and tension on Real Housewives of Atlanta this week. Kenya Moore spent her on-camera time with her Aunt Lori and Claudia Jordan this week, but it didn’t stop her co-stars from talking ish about her. Like a good little bravolebrity, Kenya’s firing back in her RHOA blog.
First, Kenya gave a shout out to her Aunt Lori, “The one constant in my life is that I can count on my Aunt Lori to dispense sound advice. She is always the neutral party, who is often the moral compass of the show. And my take away is forgiveness should not come with conditions, neither should apologies.”
After playing a clip of Apollo Nida seeing a divorce attorney, Andy asks if Randy Kessler is the only attorney in Atlanta. Kandi says that he’s the guy who did Todd’s prenup, too. Lisa chimes in that everyone goes to him. Andy wishes he could go through Randy’s files.