Cast Blog: #RHOA

Kats And Dawgs

Kenya: Cynthia Commanded the Runway

Phaedra: You Don't Often Come Across Hair Burglary

Cynthia: "I Pray We Can Make Peace"

Claudia: I Could Relate to Cynthia's Insecurities

Cynthia's "Non-Conversation" with NeNe

NeNe: The Pit Bull Act is Not a Good Look

Kenya: If It Looks Like a Fraud...

Phaedra: "I Moved Past This Years Ago"

Claudia: I Am Not Asking for Sympathy

GIF Recap: Saltines, Anyone?

Kenya: Why Would Apollo Try to Hurt Phaedra?

Cynthia: "My Heart Went Out to Kenya"

Phaedra: "NeNe Made a Fair Observation"

Claudia on Her Sit-Down With Porsha

GIF Recap: Pushed to the Brink

Cynthia: Porsha's THOT Comment is Too Ridiculous

Kandi: Cynthia Can't Win for Losing

Phaedra: Cynthia's Behavior was Unbecoming

Claudia on NeNe's Thirsty Comment

Don't Insult Kenya's Virtue

GIF Recap: New 'Wife, New Shade

Phaedra on Being "Super Mommy"

Kenya: I've Never Been Anyone's Whore

Cynthia: I Felt a Connection with Claudia

Kandi: I Felt Bad for Kenya

NeNe Talks Zumanity, Apollo's Shocking Reveal

Claudia on Meeting the 'Wives

GIF Recap: She's Baaack...

NeNe: "I was a Rock for Phaedra"

Cynthia on Her Friendship with Kenya

Kandi: I'll Always be Honest with Phaedra

Phaedra: "It was Apparent the Marriage was Over"

Kenya: This is My Season of Redemption

GIF Recap: Oh the Zumanity!

Housewives Then and Now: Atlanta Edition

Kandi's Post-Reunion Plans

Cynthia: "I Don't Think I Did Anything Wrong"

Tweet Recap: Reunion Part 3, Kenya vs. NeNe

Kandi: "My Mom Needs a Camera Around Her at All Times"

Lawrence: Momma Joyce Slayed the Girls

Kats And Dawgs

Richard Blais has some words for the wives, and his take on guacamole.

By far the most entertaining episode yet.

I've been amused all the way through, but this one left my jaw dropped. K- A-T... I thought I heard it, so I played it again. And then again. I looked for a smile to see if it was a joke. Sly wit? No way. Kim spelled cat wrong.

A new low for the RH series.

NeNe dealing with the math problem. Stumped... syntax error. I could smell the burning wire as much as I can imagine what Kim smells like (expensive perfume, cigarettes, and leather). I won't be putting those things in my little smoker!

BTW, off topic, Florida beat the bejesus out of the Georgia Bulldogs this week. =Go Gators!

As a guy, there were a few moments tonight where you could feel the embarrassment from the husbands. Sideways looks, nudges under the table, rubbing of the temples. All in all, my wife and I realized that the husbands of the Real Housewives always come off pretty well. All of them, in all the editions. OK, maybe Simon in NY came across a little bit too much as "one of the girls." However, the guys seem to know how to handle themselves on the television screen. Supportive, sympathetic, and silent!

The scene at Rosa Mexicano, besides the KAT incident, revealed (to everyone's surprise) that Kim registers an absolute zero, maybe even a negative number on the food knowledge scale. I felt bad for avocados everywhere as Kim designated them as garbage. I, personally, don't discriminate when it comes to flavor. Kim hates avocados. Although I'm sure she doesn't know that guacamole contains avocados. She cussed through the table side preparation as if personally insulted. She describes it as an experience in itself.

It was an absolute intriguing experience for me. Anytime a chef can be a fly on the wall with the diner, it's like game film.

For the record, the guacamole at Rosa Mexicano is fantastic. I mean, really, really good. And the fact that they make it in front of you, in a "rock", makes it that much better.

Watching Kim sing is like waiting for someone to get pulled off the stage at the Apollo. I could never keep my eyes open for it. It's like watching someone getting whacked in a horror film. You know it's coming, but you can't watch.

NeNe has officially lost her mind. it certainly comes off like she's a bit vindictive and it seems like she's the one doing the manipulating. The joke is becoming her.

I felt bad for Kim and NeNe in this episode. There's no way they can actually be like the characters on the screen, is there? The others are becoming increasingly clumped together.

Deshawn's just floating by -- when they start to show her, I get snacks now, and Lisa is just too smart to get sucked up into the drama.

Sheree, for me, is making a huge comeback on the likability meter. She's more than just a pretty face. Her relationship with Kim seems to be forced, mostly from Kim's side, and I'd say she's being pretty politically savvy (it is election day, for the record, and I voted for Obama).

I think I like Sheree now. There, I said it. I think it swung during the shot of Sheree's face when Kim spelled cat with a K. It was more than priceless. It was almost as if she thought she was getting Punk'd. As if, maybe the whole series was fake and it was just set up for that one moment.

From the local scene, three restaurants came into play this week. Rosa's, which I mentioned is a very good Mexican place with it's original outlet in New York City. They serve great green garbage made with stones... i.e. guacamole.

The brazilian steak house - never heard of it.

And there was a shot in front of Souper Jenny. They sell, wait for it, soup. It's a great idea, a great name, and I've had great soup there

. If you're on the Island of Jamaica, check me out this weekend as I do some demonstrations for Kingston's Restaurant Week.

And as always, keep up with me on www.richardblais.net

And, the recipe today has to be guacamole:

avocados, 12 each

tomato, 2 each

chilies, red jalapenos, 1 minced, or 2 if you want it a bit more spicy

red onion, 1 small one minced and run under hot water lime juice,

3 limes juiced great olive oil,

a few bottle caps smoked sea salt,

a few good pinches cumin fresh ground, 2 tbl coriander fresh ground,

2.5 tbl cilantro fresh stems and all, 1 full cup chopped

Cynthia: "I Pray We Can Make Peace"

Cynthia Bailey dishes on the make up with NeNe Leakes as well as her runway walk at Fashion Week. 

Thanks for tuning in to another episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Let's jump right on in.


YOU HAVE TO GIVE RESPECT TO GET RESPECT
Once I had the opportunity to speak at the dinner table, my only issue was respect, or me feeling the lack thereof. I did not feel like the respect that I had for NeNe and her husband was being reciprocated. She has called my husband out of his name too many times to count, and still continues to do so. Until this day, I have never disrespected her husband. I believe in boundaries, and even in anger certain lines should never be crossed. There is an unspoken trust and confidentiality between friends regardless of the state of the relationship. If I felt like I could have called NeNe, and had my feelings and concerns met with an open mind and an open heart, I would have. However, we stopped communicating months before we filmed the reunion; therefore a one-on-one sit down wasn't an option. Honesty between friends should always be appreciated, especially when it's coming from a loving place. Friends applaud each other's triumphs, and check each other when they are wrong. As grown, successful, and professional women, I pray we can make peace through forgiveness of each other's faults, and can arrive at a true place of support and respect for each other. I am moving forward in grace.

 

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
The only thing I love more than New York is New York Fashion Week! I was so excited to walk alongside two of my models from The Bailey Agency School of Fashion, Nisaa Pouncey and Chelsea Lee, in my longtime friend Kithe Brewster's Fashion show. The girls exceeded my expectations and gave me confirmation that my little school that I opened just four years ago was indeed making dreams come true! I was also asked by one of my favorite designers, Betsey Johnson, to walk in her show as well! As a woman who embraces her age, I was proud to represent the older and curvier woman during Fashion Week. Although it has always been the industry standard to use mostly younger, thinner models, I applaud designers like Betsey Johnson and Kithe Brewster for showing some "real women" on the runway as well. I hope that this is a trend, and in the future others designers follow suit. I was so excited to have Peter, Kenya, Kandi, Todd, and Noelle's dad, Leon, in New York to support me (and my big butt)!

To see more of Kithe's fashions, follow him on Instagram/Twitter @kithebrewster (kithebrewstercollection.com).

 

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