Cast Blog: #RHOA

A Luscious Surprise

Claudia: "These Double Standards are Killing Me"

Kandi: "I'm Not Two-Faced"

Phaedra: I Appreciated Demetria's Apology

Are Demetria and Phaedra Cool?

NeNe on Her Apology

Cynthia: Claudia Can Read with the Best of Them

Claudia: NeNe's Behavior Needed to Be Checked

Kenya on "The Beasts"

Phaedra: Demetria Took Things Too Personally

GIF Recap: Lessons in Reading

Phaedra's Ignorant Comments

Claudia: I'm Not Surprised by NeNe's Ugly Demeanor

Kenya: NeNe Doesn't Want to Like Me

Cynthia: I'm Moving Forward in Grace and Love

Kandi: "I Wasn't Trying to Set Demetria Up"

Phaedra on Being Recognized by the Bar

NeNe: "I'm Not a Fake Friend"

Demetria Responds to the Rumors

Cynthia: Forgiveness is a Process

Phaedra: My Mother is My Rock

Kenya: "An Acknowledgement is Not an Apology"

Claudia: I Do Not Own a Flip Phone

Cynthia: It Was Awkward Seeing Phaedra Uncomfortable

Demetria: I Have No Beef with Kenya

NeNe Explains the Wig

Phaedra: I Was Hoping Apollo Wouldn't Create a Scene

Kenya's Not Interested in Roger Bobb

Claudia: "I'm the Samantha of the Group"

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"

A Luscious Surprise's Assistant Editor selects the top FIVE moments of Episode 9.


How appropriate to have a supersized helping of Atlanta after a weekend supersized with Thanksgiving gluttony. I don't know about you, but I think I need to go hit the gym with Sheree and Lawrence. Although I think Sheree would kick my a-- at boxing -- those arms! 

In the spirit of giving thanks (and supersizing things), you're getting FIVE rather than the usual three moments this week. There were just too many amazing moments in this episode. And hey, maybe it will help relieve some of your post-holiday-traffic post-traumatic stress. 

So let's dive right in to the #5 moment, baby Ayden's homecoming. I have to say, there's nothing cuter than watching two first time parents fumble around while they learn the ropes of parenting. But one thing in particular left me a bit confused. Phaedra said that the same person who crochets for Oprah crocheted Ayden's outfit. But what is Oprah having crocheted? Does Gayle secretly love wearing crocheted clothing? Are crocheted onesies one of Oprah's ultimate favorite things? Add this to the list of Atlanta mysteries. 

Speaking of mysteries, the #4 moment goes to Sheree's debacle with (Doctor?) Tiy-E. I'm just as confused as Sheree on this one. Why was he being so shady about answering the question? Something is definitely not right, because frankly anyone who claims to be a "Love Doctor" should probably know that saying, "Sometimes women need to shut up," isn't going to win you another date. In the words of Sheree, "NEXT!" (They really need to bring back 'Next' so Sheree can be on it. Hearing her say "next" is music to my ears.)

On to #3, the "girl talk" between NeNe and Kim. Oh NeNe and Kim conversations … always full of gems. First off, I DIED when Kim said of Kandi Koated Nights, "Some of the things she talks about are hard for me to swallow." Too easy? Maybe. Hysterical? Yes. I also love whenever NeNe tries to get the scoop on Tracy from Kim. She goes into this husky, knowing voice that's just perfect. Maybe NeNe should take a page from Kyra Sedgwick and look into becoming a closer. How could you not answer this: "If it was good once, I bet you went back twice, girl. Tell me the truth." See what I mean?

The #2 spot has to be the scene where Cynthia and Peter try out different wedding menu items. Why you ask? For Cynthia's statement, "Are you guys going to throw that away? That's a good sandwich later." Amen! That just gave Cynthia major points in my book. Why let all of those samples that you only took a bite of go to waste? And in Cynthia's blog this week, she confirms that she did in fact enjoy a leftover sandwich. 

And finally, the #1 moment … Kandi Koated Nights! Where to begin? You've got to give Kandi credit, she has no problem asking the hard questions. For example, "Have you ever peed on anyone?" While it seems none of the Atlanta ladies is into water sports, I'm a little suspicious of Kandi. Was she perhaps looking for some solidarity? Maybe Andy can get some answers if they play Andy Coated Nights again. 

I was also with Kim when she said, " Do you really think that NeNe is a 3? No. NeNe is probably a 43." I remember the Alter Ego photo shoot last season, and I think NeNe is just a crouching southern belle, hidden freak-a-leak. 

And then of course there was Mr. Luscious. Sounded like Kandi should have said she had two special guests for the girls … Was he actually wearing only a sock on his penis? I'm pretty sure strippers have more high tech gear available. But what made that scene a true spectacle was watching all of the ladies' faces. The range of surprise, horror, and fascination was priceless. Enjoy all the Kandi Koated, lusciousness of this week's top clip! 


Phaedra: I Appreciated Demetria's Apology

Phaedra Parks was glad that she and Demetria McKinney could move forward. Did you feel that you and Demetria were able to wipe the slate clean?
Phaedra Parks: I appreciated Demetria talking with me privately and apologizing; it afforded us both the chance to put our differences aside and move on. Demetria and I have very different perspectives on life, but that's what makes the world go round. This was a very important trip for her, and I certainly didn’t want my presence or any misunderstandings between us to be a distraction to her. Were you surprised when Claudia accused Porsha of dating a married man?
PP: No, I was not surprised as this is the typical modus operandi for these women. They just throw out anything sensational and hope that something sticks. They are living proof that, "If they don't know your business, they'll make it up." This is exactly how hurtful rumors and gossip begin. #FixitJesus Did you enjoy Demetria’s performance?
PP: I enjoyed her performance. She has a beautiful voice. I was impressed with her performance. I’d still love to hear her sing some gospel music. That's one of my favorite genres. Were you and the girls able to have a good time despite all the drama? What was your favorite part of the trip?
PP: We managed to have some fun in between all the fighting and drama. The hotel was nice, we ate well, and the weather was perfect. My favorite part of the trip was having some girl time on the beach with NeNe, Porsha, and Kandi.

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