One of the downsides of having your own website, is that it takes a lot of work and consumes all of your time. It keeps me from reading other blogs that I used to really enjoy, like StraightFromtheA. Michelle is a great source of RHOA tea because she is very active in the ATL social life and runs in the same circles as a few of the housewives. Phaedra in particular. Because of her friendliness with Phaedra, Atlien has been fairly mum on the unfortunate position that Phaedra is currently facing. She did however post recently about a party to celebrate Cynthia’s spread in Ebony Magazine, that she attended. She is also the source for the numerous reports you guys a have sent me (thanks!) about Phaedra “taking a leave of absence” from filming RHOA. If you had told me that the story was coming from Atlien I would have investigated sooner. I’ve drilled down all the tea. Grab a snack and get ready for this because there is a lot to cover. And for me the Phaedra stuff is a mere side order.
I am continuing to research and am not sure where to start. First of all, the party was held on July 17th at Bar One to celebrate Cynthia Bailey’s Ebony Magazine spread. All of the former housewives were there except three. According to Atlien, Phaedra was en route when she was tipped off that Apollo was there. She opted not to show up. It is interesting that production would not alert Phaedra to the fact that her soon to be ex husband would be at the event.
As you recall, I exclusively reported that the previous day, July 16th, Apollo, Phaedra and the boys were filming in Chastain Park. They arrived in separate cars, even the boys and the nanny had their own car. It sounded like a supervised visitation sort of thing to me. I speculated that it would be the Phaedra and Apollo breakup scene. Perhaps she presented the divorce papers. There have been reports of Phaedra filing for divorce this week. I found nothing on the website to substantiate that claim. However, it is obvious that will be happening. My spies in Phaedra’s neighborhood say they haven’t seen Apollo at the house in quite some time. She’s done with him. This is not news. Continue reading
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Okay, it’s time for two long hours of Kandi’s wedding. The Bravo Buffoonery continues with Bravo adding two minutes to the DVR in front of the show and two minutes behind. WTF? We begin at the rehearsal dinner and none of the grooms or groomsmen are there. Kandi calls Todd and they argue on the phone while the dinner guests gossip. Kandi looks like a major fool. I’m not sure I can do two hours of this tomfoolery. Mama Joyce and Kandi speak their family language discussing the pre-nup. We need subtitles. Apollo tells Todd this is partly his fault. I’ve said it many times Kandi had no business marrying today. She doesn’t understand that marriage is a partnership. If she doesn’t want to go into a business arrangement with Todd, she had no business marrying him. Marriage is a business deal. Many of Todd’s groomsmen tell Todd not to sign it.
Mama Joyce goes to Kandi’s dad to get him to tell Kandi not to get married without the pre-nup. Mama Joyce is gloating in her talking heads. Todd, you need to run! RUN NOW! Save yourself, Todd! Todd’s mom says they need to due a post-nup and get this stuff straightened out. Todd tells the boys he can’t live without Kandi. Yes you can, Todd. Yes.You.Can.
Todd goes over to the house to fix things with Kandi. Todd says if she fixes the 30 day thing and the will issue then they can move forward. Kandi agrees. Fun fact: Stephanie Casteel was one of Sheree’s lawyers that she used to set up her shell LLC. She had to testify in court that Sheree had some sort of ownership of the Chateau. Stephanie is super nice. I hope she eventually got paid. But I doubt it. Allegedly.
Todd has a 17-year-old daughter? Is this news? I don’t recall knowing this info. Is that his only daughter? I thought he had one closer to Riley’s age. Oh! I think we all thought one of Riley’s play dates was his daughter once. That must be the source of my confusion.
The bridesmaids are getting ready. Tasia brought a back up dress because no one has been fitted by Reco and they still don’t have dresses. Kandi had programs for her wedding. This is a new thing, I reckon. I think my nephew had one at his wedding. I seem to recall the whole foot-washing thing being on there.
Kandi is prettier without make-up in my opinion. Continue reading
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So Far in Mexico, the only shade Nene is throwing is from her sombero!
These shows are always boring so I am not particularly excited by this episode. That said, production sure did seem to enjoy calling out Nene on her lies with unseen footage on the reunion, so they may surprise us with something interesting. Meanwhile, my new DVR refuses to record RHOA. I can’t say that I blame it.
Oh really Andrew, we are going to talk about Nene and her being such a good friend? Andy asks what happened to all the furniture that Kenya gave (loaned?) Nene when she was in LA. Nene immediately starts saying it was just a bunch of crap. Apparently, Kenya sold her a TV and some other items. Who cares? Next they roll tape of Nene and Kenya getting along and Kenya talking about her boyfriend. Kenya’s in love and her man cannot leave Nigeria, so it’s a problem. Apparently, the sex is great. We find out her man is in his 30s.
Kandi has been a good friend and a mentor to Porsha. They show a package about the two girls. OMG, Rickey Smiley let Porsha try to do the news on the air on his radio show. The girl cannot read, y’all. How is she supposed to report the news? Porsha is the Sonja Morgan of RHOA, she has all of these imaginary businesses she is going to get going very soon. Porsha and Kandi sing a little bit of His Eye is On the Sparrow, and I gotta say, Porsha sounded good especially with no music and no autotune. Continue reading
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Apologies in advance if the recaps come out a little slower tonight. I’m having laptop issues on my end and using a temporary keyboard I am not used to. We start tonight with one of those staged husband and wife scenes where Nene and Gregg recount for the cameras the previous nights events. Let me just start by saying that Nene is telling it all wrong.
This “she said,she said” that happened last week about the event being to “honor Nene.” Is manufactured. Kenya held a charity event and selected a charity that Nene claims involvement with as a way to smooth things over with Nene. She did not use Nene’s name to invite people to the event. She selected a charity that Nene claims to support in an attempt to placate Nene after the whole Pajama Brawl situation. Nene made herself look stupid. No one else had a hand in that. A simple, “Thank you all for coming out for this worthy cause. I hope you will all consider making a donation to one of my favorite charities.” would have sufficed. Now Nene is trying to say she was bullied into attending the ball. Continue reading
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Why is Nene chatting with Vivica Fox? What was the point of that? Is Vivica like really hard up for air time or something? That made no sense. Now Nene is taking her aunt dress shopping at some sort of pic-n-save store. She claims she doesn’t have for time this. Give your aunt the Neimans card, call the personal shopper and tell her to put her in a dress.
All of Nene’s kids and Gregg’s kids go out to a Mexican restaurant. Even the glambaby came. Nene is going on and on about how important family is but she will not even acknowledge the existence of her sisters. Now her dad has decided not to come to the wedding.
The boys all went out to party. My DVR is now paused on Peter dancing with some big earringed ho and staring at her chest. I’m gonna call it right now that this episode will piss Cynthia off. I wouldn’t mind the stripper thing (which I assume is coming) but going out to the club and dancing with other women is unacceptable. Some of these chicks are stripper and some are not. I’d like to point out they are not at one of the nicer strip clubs in Atlanta either. This is straight up Skanksville. Hmm, it’s called the Shark Bar & Grille. They should probably just all it the Tuna Bar & Grille. Why would anyone want to eat in a place with wall to wall skanks? Then they get on the party bus with three skanks in tow and spank them all the way to their next destination. Looks like they stripped them butt naked too! Continue reading
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I have no idea why Kandi is not in this picture…
Time for some Real Housewives of Atlanta. Everyone has a new tag line this season.
Nene: I live to be the star, and I am definitely in charge!
Kandi: Music may be my passion but family is forever.
Cynthia: My business is beauty, and I’m the boss.
Porsha: I am still standing and I’m making my own rules!
Phaedra: A true southern belle knows her own worth and I am priceless.
Kenya: People think they have me figured out, but I’m always the wild card.
And those six ladies are the only ones holding a peach! So we can finally squash all the rumors about getting a new housewife! I do think we may have a new friend or two, including Marlo.
Don’t keep reading if you want the first episode to be a surprise next Sunday. You can bookmark this post and come back later. Continue reading
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Okay, that’s headline is pretty much all I have for right now. Nene tweeted just before 11 pm that the cops from the APD “was so great.” Then about 1 am she tweeted, “Some people just belong n jail! See u court.” Will this be another housewife in criminal court? It’s about 2:30 now and it seems like the Neenster is probably home safely tucked in bed, as I should be. I know it’s not a huge story yet, I just thought I would give you guys the heads up. I am off to take one of my great sleeps!
Update 2: Just a couple of thoughts, if Bravo let Marlo back even as a “friend of”, knowing she was convicted several violent offenses, and Marlo struck Nene… they could have a legal problem on their hands despite their iron clad contracts. Also, Nene has been tweets A LOT about how great her husband Gregg is, he put up a sign for I Dream of Nene on top of a Barber Shop where they filmed, etc etc. Nene recently did an interview with Entertainment Weekly saying Marlo was extremely difficult to work with. Marlo responded on Radar saying she could not be a housewife because she isn’t married. (Um Hello, Kandi?, Kim? That one manly one that got fired?) So there has been a lot of beef between those two since I Dream of Nene ended. And Nene’s insults have been of the “no man will marry you” variety.
Edited: And great sleep I did. Still having trouble staying awake. But here is the latest. There was a HUGE season 6 scene for RHOA yesterday. It was The Bailey Bowl, a charity event sponsored by Cynthia Bailey. It was an event to promote fitness and nutrition and it was run like a field day. Some of the competition was in the YMCA basketball court and some was outside. Nene’s team was TEAM RICH naturally, and well, they didn’t fare so well. It all started out well with friendly competition but that quickly turned ugly. TEAM RICH had all of Nene’s bridesmaids on it except for Marlo. Marlo was on TEAM TWIRL with Kenya. Lots of Jawing happened between Nene and Marlo and Nene felt that calling the police about Marlo was necessary. Oh LAWD. Not to mention Kenya and Marlo palling around together. Continue reading
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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. Continue reading
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I finally felt like watching the screener for The Kandi Factory, Kandi’s new spin-off that premieres on Tuesday at 10 p.m. If you watched the previous version of The Kandi Factory this season is a little different. Each one hour episode is a stand-alone show where two hopefuls compete head to head for their own single and music video. I suppose it is “theirs” until Kandi decides to remove it from Tunecore like she did the winner of season one. The season will consist of 16 contestants pairing off against each other over 8 episodes.
On the premiere episode Lauryn Story is battling against Darian Wilkerson, both are from Houston Texas. Lauryn is a super cute pageanty black girl next door type. Her “twist” is that she is an aspiring country singer. You would think that Kandi would go hard with that genre since she wants to sing country herself. However, the song that Kandi writes is a pop song. I’ve already forgotten the name of the song, but I can hear the beat in my head. It’s pretty catchy. Continue reading
It is the finale of the Real Housewives of Atlanta and that means there is only a month left before the season ends! We begin with Kenya planning her “gala” aka costume party that will serve as the final bash of the season. Kenya wants to have some scenes from classic movies with famous black actresses acted out at the party. So she thinks really hard about appropriate suggestions. Should she go with Dorothy Dandridge and Pearl Bailey in Carmen Jones? How about Butterfly McQueen as Prissy in her favorite movie of all time, Gone With the Wind? Nope, that is not what Kenya’s brain comes up with. She wants Eddie Murphy in Coming to America. Specifically the royal wedding scene “with all of the dancers with the feathers on their heads.” I am not kidding. She also calls it her “coming out party.” If she does indeed decide to come out, that might explain lots of things. You know, sometimes people accuse others of things they themselves are guilty of.
Meanwhile Phaedra is putting her donkey booty video behind her, (her bad pun, not mine) and moving on to the production of her new pink stun gun she calls, “Phaedra Sparks.” Again. Not kidding. Kandi zaps the stun gun on one of the self-defense guys accidentally. Sort of. Phaedra wants to try hers out on Kenya. Good plan, Phaedra, good plan. I did not recap the mandatory sex talk for Phaedra and Kandi scenes. Continue reading
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It’s already time for Real Housewives of Atlanta! This week has flown by. We start at the Bailey agency where Kenya is bringing some poor girl in to apply for both the school and the pageant. I wonder where production found this girl. The storyline is that the poor thing just somehow found Kenya and asked her to mentor her. Lord, they really need to do better than this. Kenya is going to be a judge. Of course she is, Cynthia gets to draw on the Miss USA name for her money-making pageant.
Porsha and Kordell are out at dinner talking about having a baby. Porsha wants a nanny and she doesn’t want to give up her “career.” Um, what is her career again? The charity work? Kordell tells Porsha to borrow a baby to practice on. Where is the Porsha who wanted to have twins? Tonight’s Porsha is not the slightest bit interested in raising the baby. Later, Porsha has her niece for the night. The first thing she does is give her a twizzler. Then she changes a poopy diaper and leaves it on the floor “for uncle Kordell.” She seems to think the dog is babysitting the kid. Continue reading
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March was a month with a couple of lawsuits one brought against someone on Shahs of Sunset, and another brought by a Real Housewife of Atlanta. Kim Zolciak talked about firing Sweetie. The knuckleheads came to terms with Sheree Whitfield getting the boot from RHOA. Both Peter and Derek J faced problems with their Atlanta businesses. I also did an exclusive interview with GG who gave us a peek at what typical day in the life of GG is like. Click on the links below to take a look back. Again, apologies for any weirdness in the editing. These posts were written on Blogger and didn’t always transfer over cleanly. Continue reading
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