Kandi reads Nene
First of all I LOVE LOVE LOVE that they started with behind the scenes footage of all the women getting spackled and spit shined while Andy Cohen wanders around watching it. Andy mocks Phaedra’s GIGANTIC eyelashes. Everyone is in white and Nene is unsuccessfully trying to channel Olivia Pope. Just moments into the previews, I can see that once again my source was golden. Should I just wait patiently for all the Nenetards and Porsha Stans to apologize for doubting me?
Everyone goes in on Nene, Phaedra and Porsha and reads them for filth. If I didn’t have to blog this ish I’d be over on CNN watching Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown. There is like some kind of director’s cut at 8pm from last season and the premiere is at 9 for season 5 in Korea. I’m taping the second run later.
The hotel they always do this at, not only let them back after the police had to be called TWICE last time. But, they have decked it out in a zen themed set. That is new and I could not for the life of me figure out where they were. But it’s the same room they always use.
Andy starts sucking Nene’s asshole right away talking about her “big ass house.” I suppose you have to be from Atlanta to know what a poor choice of homes that one was. Regardless, anilingus appears to be Andy’s favorite position with Nene. Andy asks how it compares to Chateau Sheree. Nene says, well it is built and it is mine. Point Nene. I love when Andy brings up Chateau Sheree because it draws traffic to my NUMEROUS posts about Sheree Whitfield’s construction site. And yes, it remains INCOMPLETE. Just like Ilanya Vanzant’s assessment of Sheree’s Life. And Patti Stanger’s view of Sheree. Who essentially called her unmatchable. None of the ladies seemed pleased by Nene’s new home. Even Phaedra joined the collection of stank faces. Continue reading
I had planned to trek all the way to Lawrenceville this morning, but between the threatening weather, the need to go during morning rush hour and my general distaste for venturing into THE WORLD, I opted not to go. As I reported last month here, this was the day for Angela Stanton’s hearing on her motion for summary judgment on Parks original complaint. I was very hopeful that this whole mess would be over after two and a half years and the judge would find in Stanton’s favor.
My hope was based on the fact that Parks’ motion for summary judgment against Stanton’s countersuit was denied without a hearing and the judge was making some decisions, like requiring Phaedra to sit for another deposition, that were in Angela’s favor. Continue reading
The final regular episode is finally here! That means, what 122 more episodes of reunions and lost footage? At the end of tonight’s episode you will see a teaser for the reunion and all the ladies are in white dresses. Nene of course has a meltdown at the mention of her mother and has to be practically carried off by the shrink. Clearly, the problem with all of these women is their mamas didn’t hug them enough and they had to get attention elsewhere.
Peter and Cynthia are packing up Bar One. It’s sad to see it closing up. They take down the giant canvas of Cynthia to move to the new location on Auburn Avenue.
Peter takes Cynthia to see another rental property near the new bar. It’s for Peter’s Brew, his Jamaican coffee line. It’s cute, small and not very expensive. Cynthia is a bit pissy because her rented it without consulting her. Cynthia says they don’t need to be dividing their energy away from Bar One.
Then Apollo calls Peter’s cell phone. Apollo is for some reason calling Apollo to talk about visitation with the boys. Um, Why? Oh yeah. Storyline. Apollo thinks that he may be reassigned closer to Atlanta. That won’t happen.
Peter asks Apollo if he is aware Phaedra filed for divorce. It’s my understanding that she has NOT filed for divorce.
We are treated to a scene with Phaera making cookies with the boys. The exterior shots, at the very least were filmed after production with everyone else was over. I can tell this because the gray trim on the house is up. The family is all decked out in red. Phaedra hasn’t taken the kids to the jail because she says that there are special rules for kids and infants. I’ve notice a trend lately where children are “infants” for a very long time. Phaedra is full of excuses for not taking the boys to Kentucky. It’s too far. It’s too complicated. The kids are too little. What if one of them has to pee? There is no place to change Dylan’s diaper. They may resent having to visit their father in prison. Continue reading
Before I even hear the drinking word, I have so much to say. Apologies in advance for how long it is going to take me to get this post up. First of all why is Porsha even on WWHL with her peachless behind. And her dress is so short I can see up into her damn uterus. I wonder how many times someone will have to tell her to keep her crotch covered on live TV! And her dress is too small for her fake tig ole bitties. /Breath Okay, I’m ready.
Phaedra looks amazing. Perhaps the best she has ever looked in a red dress that is not cut like it’s for a six year old. Shun got it right this time. Porsha does all sorts of weird gestures with Andy introduces her as the Princess of THOTLandia. Is she high? How could you even tell with her? Porsha also thinks it’s summer.
Today is Claudia’s birthday!
Andy starts right away with the coffee enema discussion. Ugh. Is it cold in the clubhouse tonight Phaedra? Because your headlights are on bright. Continue reading
Kandi has called in a stylist for a date with Todd. Normally, I would find this ridiculous, but this is Kandi we are talking about. Did you see what she wore in Manila? But this guy is NOT the stylist. He brings her some leopard crap. She needs to hire Shun Melson.
On the date he says he made the date because it is their therapy “homework.” And we are off to a bad start. Things continue to get worse. Todd asks her if she is ovulating. Kandi says she didn’t know if they would make it to their upcoming one year anniversary. And she answers his ovulation question by saying her period is about to start. Seriously. Sex toys, enemas and periods all in the first 20 minutes. Kandi asks if Todd still wants a baby. His show got a second season which is going to mean more time apart and the timing is bad. Kandi says they have an appointment with the fertility doctor. Todd wants to go to L.A. for a month and a half. Kandi says she doesn’t think they should go more than 2 weeks without seeing her. Todd wants Kandi to come to L.A. with him for the whole time.
So I was trying to get my work area set up to blog (AKA grabbing a snack, in this case literally popcorn) and I come in the room and I’m trying to figure out who this woman is Cynthia is talking to. It’s Noelle! When did she turn 35? Why is Cynthia asking Noelle who her date to Homecoming is as she is getting dressed to leave? This script makes no sense. Apparently, the script also includes Kenya coming over to help Cynthia parent her child. Why is Cynthia asking Kenya about the pilot when Cynthia is in it ? Shouldn’t she know? This whole scene is weird. Why is Kenya mentoring Cynthia’s kid how to walk? Oh wait, at least Cynthia pointed that out.
Cynthia and Peter chat about the trip. Cynthia is unhappy her butt is getting so big. It is looking bigger. Cynthia is trying to get Peter to help her with the Jamaican accent her character has on Life Twirls On.
The :40 mark out take was of Kenya acting in the show as a knife wielding bride. Cute!
Gregg takes Nene to Sardi’s. Nene thinks she is a real New Yorker. Brentt is having a good time playing hooky and hanging out in New York. Gregg points out that Brentt needs rules. Nene doesn’t seem to think so. Nene’s parenting track record leaves much to be desired. Continue reading
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As you might imagine, my mother was an interesting woman with very strong opinions. #AppleTree During her time, people did not have allergies, or asthma or lots of other things like broccoli or lawns with grass. It’s amazing the things we think always were isn’t it? So even when such things arrived she continued to deny the existence of some of them. Like seasonal allergies. We don’t believe in them in my family. I’m only half kidding. I say this to say that since I am forbidden by maternal doctrine to have allergies; I do not. But when the pollen count is in the mid four figures, as it is today, I feel some kind of way. My face feels dead, my eyes take effort to remain fully open. And I feel as though I’ve taken an “in-flight with high turbulence” level of Xanax when I have in fact had none. I tell you this longass story as an apology, in advance, for today’s lack luster blogging efforts.
Is it just me or does the last episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta seem like it happened three weeks ago? This week Only Phaedra, Kenya, Cynthia and Claudia submitted blogs and all used the question format provided by Bravo for I thought I’d just purple pen them all at once. Continue reading
So of course Steve introduces Phaedra as a “southern belle.” I tell you what. I like a lot of things about Steve Harvey but I don’t think he far above Phaedra on the food chain. I know he has a lot of skeletons with his ex and his kids. He seems to give good advice, but I’m not sure that the company he keeps and admires makes him much of an example. I don’t want to believe that, but I am starting to. As he is doing the intro, they are showing the cover of her book. Didn’t that book come out in like 1979?
They show the clip where she tells her mama that she wonders if Apollo is suicidal or psychotic. Steve introduces her as his buddy. Which is really all I need to know about Steve Harvey. The audience is very loud in their welcome.
Phaedra is in all black dress and looks lovely despite the two extra large caterpillars she is using as eyelashes. Steve asks her what she was thinking in that video. She was thinking, ” I’m going to make this man look like a total nut case and divorce myself from him as much as possible while this show is still filming.” And on Steve Harvey she is thinking, “Okay, try to seem relatable to women…” So she starts with her,” like many women….. I had an idea of the American dream and I thought I was living it so this was sort of like the death of a dream.” Okay. I am not going to be able to transcribe this nonsense. I’m going to have to do more of a purple pen interpretation for you.
Has she always had a super big top lip? Because it seems like she is having trouble talking because she is not used to her lips. I am so busy watching them I cannot focus on what she is saying. Continue reading
With her Mama. And she appears to be um, a lot less somber and sedated than other times we have seen her. Wonder if they will talk about the reunion or if she will be there speaking on one of her many topics of expertise? Parenting? Good Christian Values? Bikini line maintenance for strippers? Employment contracts for adult entertainment workers? I can barely contain my curiosity until the show airs.
The ladies at The Farm
The ladies must move on from their Zen resort (The Farm) and move on to their next destination. Everyone is relaxed and getting along! They are heading back to Manila to stay at the Shangri la Makati Hotel in Manila. They are really putting on the dog for the housewives with half the staff greeting them a manager escorting them to penthouse level.
I was just going to ignore this part, and then there it was! Another shocking talking head look. It’s not even the wig that is so damn bad. It might be the eyebrows. It might be the eye makeup. The lipstick is God awful. The teeth are bigger and whiter. She looks like a drag queen but I can’t figure out what exactly makes it so shockingly bad other than…EVERYTHING. Especially the eyebrows.
THEY ARE GIVING NENE A MONTAGE OF HER MOMENTS ON RHOA! THIS IS A GREAT SIGN!
Here is a Nene link for you Nene lovers that want a TT version of the montage. Continue reading
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EXCLUSIVE! Tamara Tattles Tea on the Real Housewives of Atlanta 2015 Reunion! Please use excerpts and provide links to this source when quoting.
Y’all are terribly impatient when it comes to RHOA Reunion Tea! It takes me awhile to synthesize my information and get the best idea of what actually went down from the many voices who are dropping some hints. Some sources just love to make you ask every little detail and that is so tiring at this point that I can’t be bothered. I just going to go with who seems to have taken the worst beating this season. The good news is, the top three recipients of a good old RHOA read are all on Team Beast!
But first the seating situation. On the left couch, we have Kenya next to Andy, then Cynthia then Kandi, On the right couch we have Nene , Phaedra and then Claudia!
Later when Porsha came out, Claudia moved to the Team Pretty plus Kandi couch and Porsha sat with Team Beast.
Also, despite the Asian themed set, I was told that the filming was indeed at The Biltmore again. That does not look like The Biltmore to me, but… apparently, it is.
As for how the ladies looked, I heard great thing about everyone except Porsha who was dressed for her other job if you know what I mean. I’m told that Nene got it right for the reunion. I’m not sure how much faith we should have in that report but in the spirit of fairness I’m letting you know that reports are that Nene looked good. The usual “did she have some work done?” rumor went to Kandi. Waist training? New Boobs? Good Spanx? Whatever it was, she got good reviews as well. In fact, everyone was at their best except for the peachless one. Continue reading
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Somehow this therapy session becomes a time to apologize to fucking Porsha? Um noe.
Oh God, I had somehow blocked out the last episode of this show and was sitting here wondering where we were going tonight. I completely forgot the TV shrink chasing Nene into the parking lot. I’m not sure who looks dumber, the shrink or Nene sashsaying away in her Pep Boys uniform. I think she probably just had to work a late shift doing some oil changes and stuff in her coveralls.
Thank you Kandi! That is just what I was saying. Why is this fool chasing after Nene? Let her go and the other girls can actually hash some issues out. By the way I love what Kandi is wearing for a change. This is something I would wear.
Nene thinks that the shrink should lose his license. This is so hysterical. Her reasoning is that a good counselor would not allow everyone to speak their truth about how Nene treats people. Nene sees this as “Gang Up on Nene Day!” Clearly she doesn’t understand that counseling is about understanding YOUR behavior in interpersonal relationships and working on yourself. In group or couples counseling it is about listening to how others perceive you. Nene get into her black Range Rover and rolls off.
Back in the session, Kenya points out that Nene does not have the tools to handle when more than one person comes at her, yet the rest of them have dealt with similar situations multiple times. Especially when they first come on the show.
Somehow this therapy session becomes all about Porsha and I can’t even deal with it. Continue reading
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In this litigation, plaintiff Phaedra Parks sued our client, Angela Stanton, alleging that Stanton’s memoir, Lies of a Real Housewife, was defamatory. Stanton filed counterclaims for tortious interference with contract and bad faith litigation, alleging that Parks’ lawsuit was frivolous and was designed to shut down the publication of truthful information. Parks filed motions to dismiss the counterclaims, and for summary judgment as to the counterclaims. In the orders below, the court denies Parks’ motions.
A hearing is set on Stanton’s motion for summary judgment as to Parks’ original lawsuit on April 20, 2015 in the Gwinnett County State Court.
Link to Attorney Radford’s blog. Continue reading