Happy first day of filming RHOA Season 9 y’all! In the days before filming starts I get all sorts of odd “sources” saying all sorts of things. It’s usually things we WISH were true but are not. This year there have been lots of rumblings about Phaedra that I really wanted to believe. But alas, the filming trucks started rumbling through her neighborhood at the butt crack of dawn this morning. I’ve also heard unconfirmed speculation that Phaedra’s mother has either been ill or had some sort of surgery and that this might play into her Phaedra’s storyline this season. As we know Phaedra and Porsha are on the outside of the group this season and her Phaedra’s mother often gives her someone to film with. Let’s hope Pastor Bell is doing well and this speculation is unfounded. I’d much rather see Phaedra and her mother, that Phaedra and Porsha.
Meanwhile, production is all in a dither because they have tried to plot out the storylines for this “reality” show and reality keeps on getting in the way of their scripts. Nene supposedly has some last minute thing happening in Vegas.. I am not sure if she is even on the way back the ATL yet or if they have worked out her schedule and contract requirements. Cynthia was in Negril as of yesterday enjoying her “almost single” life and possibly getting her groove back. Kenya has apparently been living on a plane for the last week or so between Mexico, Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles. If RHOOC is any example of the new overused storylines being passed around between franchises she needs to get home so we can see her giving herself IVF shots a la Meghan Edmonds. UGH. Porsha has been out buying new THOTwear for the season. Once again the show is out of the gate with a highly unsettled filming schedule.
Oh and after a couple of years of hearing about these “limited contracts” that Phaedra and Porsha supposedly have this season, it was finally explained to me what they mean. Someone can have a limited contract and still hold a peach. A limited contract simply means they are not guaranteed to be on every episode. That is important as they are paid per episode. It’s kind of a half step between full housewife and FOH. If Nene’s contract gets worked out, hers will probably be for a full housewife even if she is not in a lot of the scenes and is allowed to work elsewhere. They will just cut in a scene with her and Greg chatting while he drinks out of his toilet mug or something. See? Clear as mud as usual.
I’ve still heard almost nothing about Sheree. As much as I hate to say it, I think we really need her back. Since Cynthia has moved back into her old wing up Nene’ ass, Kenya could use someone to film with. At least until Nene leaves her in the dust again. Kandi also needs filming friend this season as I don’t think the situation with Kandi and Phaedra will ever mend itself. I really hoped this Nene, Kenya, Kandi and Cynthia alliance would stick this season but it seemed to sort of unravel before it ever began.
It’s time to sit back and wait while a vicious game of Pass the Peach begins once again. I’m still a bit suspicious of why Kenya was the only one invited to Upfronts from Atlanta and why Kyle was the only one invited from RHOBH. Nary a soul will open their mouths about that. It sort of makes me feel like everyone’s replaceable… and the peach passing could get really nasty during filming this time. And who are the two other girls testing this season with Maryam? As soon as I get answers I will pass them on to you!