I have been putting off this post for a while because I feel like I have bits and pieces of information that are not coming together in a cohesive way for me. Cynthia Bailey has been the subject of rumors all summer regarding her (slight) weight gain, first it was pregnancy, then it was liver disease, then it was a blood disease, then it was …you get the idea. The storyline will be “Cynthia is Sick” and we will see doctor’s appointments and a surgery in season six. Whatever it is, it is curable with minor surgery and it doesn’t seem to be slowing her down.
Just last week Cynthia threw the first all in event for RHOA season six which will be billed as a grand opening for Industry Studios. Industry Studios is a photography studio owned by Derek Blanks, a local celebrity photographer. Cynthia’s Modeling School has partnered with the photography studio to run more “workshops.” Essentially, Cynthia will do some judging for fashion photography contests and assist with workshops by providing models (sometimes including herself) to be workshop subjects.
On to the first RHOA event of season 6… It was yet another white party and everyone showed up except Kim Zolciak. Speaking of Kim, she has been filming a lot lately, and it is not just the shooting she did for E! I suspect her spinoff is filming another season. She’s pregnant again and Kroy is getting ready to leave for Falcons Training Camp, so she will be juggling four kids and a pregnancy.
There has never in the world been a white party without drama and this time was not exception. It seems that Kenya showed up with Miss Lawrence (EDIT: I had a brain fart and posted Derek J the first time) and was not particularly welcome. Rumor has it that Kenya filmed a fake scene moving out of the home she was recently evicted from. And yes, I realize she is trying to spin her eviction to be all about her landlady seeking 15 minutes of fame and wanting to move into the house because she is divorcing. If you believe all that…
I would not be surprised for a very early episode to have Kenya getting thrown out of the party and a scene of a moving truck driving Kenya into the real housewives sunset. I realize I am the only one that thinks she is not going to be a housewife next season, but all the signs I am receiving certainly point in that direction.
In other news, Nene’s hair looks a lot better since the wedding. She wore it in the sort of short, crimped 20s style that I like (and y’all don’t) for her wedding, but since then has new extensions on the left side that are chin length and is sporting an asymmetrical pageboy (see photo above). She still needs to work on her feet though. I like it. Kandi on the other hand has covered her head in blood red shoulder length Raggedly Ann curls. Not a fan of that look. Also, I don’t think Todd made it to the party.
With Kordell gone, Porsha’s sister will have more scenes and may officially be paid as a “friend of the housewives” this season. She needs some support in the shark tank and her sister is just as pretty as she is. In fact, they practically look like twins.
Phaedra and Apollo are continuing to film together as the happy parents of a new (still unnamed?) baby. Whether or not this is a put on romance for the cameras remains to be seen, but I am told when the cameras are rolling they are all smiles. Phaedra has also lost almost all of her baby weight (Phinebody?)!
Nene is still hustling and taking every opportunity that comes her way. We will continue to see her working outside of Atlanta and remaining mostly separate from the “lesser housewives.”
And that’s all the Atlanta tea for today!