It’s always interesting to me who Bravo sends to hype the new housewives seasons. Currently, Phaedra Parks and Porsha Stewart have been summoned by the powers that be at Bravo to slap on a smile and get their donkey butts on a NYC promotional tour. These appearances are not optional for whoever is chosen, it’s part of their contract. The shows don’t pay the guests because it’s essentially free advertising for Bravo. So when you are summoned you must go with whoever they decide to send with you. You also are not allowed to actually answer the questions you are asked. Interviews can be kind of awkward. Especially if you are partnered in interviews with someone you don’t like.
The two new “real housewives of Atlanta” came into the sorority in with guns blazing. While Kenya is going to immediately show her behind, it will be some time before we discover that Porsha isn’t going to be BFFs with any of the girls either. Neither will the two new girls get along. When will newbie housewives learn that it’s important to at least try to make some in roads with the established cast? The answer is, not this season of RHOA.
Phaedra and Porsha were on VH1 this morning and the animosity was the most interesting part of the show. They both plastered on fake smiles and gave rehearsed answers but Phaedra in particular was subtly insulting Porsha whenever she could. From some of the trailers that I think y’all have seen there is a scene where Phaedra tells Porsha that she thinks she is bipolar and she has a drinking problem. Perhaps Porsha tried to befriend Phaedra during filming, but clearly she was unsuccessful.
On VH1 this morning the host’s brings up Porsha’s alcohol consumption right away, As Porsha tries to give the Ramona Singer scripted response, Phaedra is making mmmmhmmmm noises and give a side eye look to the host. So the hosts prompts her to speak her mind. Phaedra says she rarely drinks, but then she leans over and literally pets Porsha while saying, “Some of us loooove to indulge in that devil water.” MEEEOW! Phaedra says she and Apollo are fine and just celebrated their anniversary. She threw a bit of shade on Kenya for going after her man. But the biggest dig came when Porsha gives some background on herself that included being an “up and coming singer.” Phaedra looks at the host and says, “She’s Kim Zolciak dipped in chocolate.” ZING!
Anderson Cooper’s co-host today is an actual real housewife of Atlanta, Nancy Grace. Before we even get started, can we talk about her hair? Dear Lord, Nancy. I just don’t even know where to begin with that mess. Can we just get to Phaedra and Porsha because these sad hurricane stories are just too much. No,no we can’t. First we have Glitzy the pig from Honey Boo Boo. I am not making this up.
Okay here we go with the ridiculous dog funeral on the promo and we start with the ridiculous funeral storyline. Then we go from bad to worse as the conversation moves on to Phaedra’s new exercise video with Apollo and Phaedra explains what a donkey booty is to Nancy Grace. Anderson asks Porsha how she likes being a new housewife (she loves it) and if any weave got pulled this season (Porsha says no) then Phaedra interrupts to say “a lot of people got the shock of their lives with my new stun gun” and Nancy calls her out on plugging all her merchandise. Anderson asks if Nene and Kim will make up this season and we get the standard “you’ll just have to watch.” And that’s a wrap.
I can’t wait to find out what went wrong between these two but I think it will be several episodes before we find out.