Cast Blog: #RHOA

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Cynthia: I Knew I Had to Take My Audition Seriously

Kenya: I'm More Empathetic Toward Apollo

Claudia on Her Breakdown

Kandi: "Apollo Wasn't Thinking Clearly"

GIF Recap: Chocolate Goodness

Kandi's Devastating News

Phaedra: I Knew What I Needed to Do

Claudia: I'm Not Trying to Be Porsha's Friend

Kenya on Her Pilot

GIF Recap: Dish Nation Divided

Cynthia on Her Drama-Free Trip

Has Kenya Found Love?

Claudia: Kordell was Barely Flirting

Kenya on NeNe's "Embarrassing" Behavior

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

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Bravotv.com's Assistant Editor selects the top three moments of Episode 13.

 

Tonight was really a double treat –- Atlanta returned and I finally feel like I've recovered from my holiday cookie withdrawal. Doesn't it seem like it's been way more than two, Atlanta-less weeks? Luckily for us, the girls didn't disappoint. Let's dive into lucky Episode 13.

The No. 3 spot goes to NeNe's interview with Jermaine Dupri. First of all, the juxtaposition of the two is pretty incredible. NeNe is no joke in the height department (especially in heels), so it looks like she's towering over him. Thus NeNe couldn't help but note: "He's mad short. Like he is a little munchkin." I wonder if he's a member of the Lollipop Guild? 

After a slow start, NeNe finally breaks through to Jermaine when she plays the Kim Zolciak card. And yes, evidently he has heard of "Tardy for the Party." Who knew? If only NeNe had been able to ask him about Janet, perhaps we would have learned if she likes to get down to 'Tardy for the Party' as well. How amazing would a Janet choreographed routine to one of Kim's songs be? Or better yet, a new Janet single featuring Kim? I smell a hit.

The No. 2 moment this week was Phaedra's "Sip and See." Now like Sheree, I had never heard of such a thing before. However my fellow Bravotv.com editor and genius behind the Haus of Bravo blog, Kim, informed me that this is indeed a real Southern tradition. So thank you, Phaedra, for giving us all a lesson in Southern culture. 

Now why was everyone dressed up like movie characters? As Phaedra pointed out, Kim was rocking a major Jessica Rabbit look, but Cynthia definitely had a Holly Golightly vibe about her. It was more like a "Sip and See and Cinema." 

In any event, what really brought joy to my soul was seeing Spark St. Jude snapping some candids in the background. I can only imagine all the peach-packed poses she came up with...

And finally we round out this week's episode with the No. 1 moment: Kim's questionable bus behavior. When Kim first sees her bunk and comments to Don Juan that, "This won't even fit my body," I'm fairly certain she started to say "boobs" but changed it to "body" mid-word. Was that just me? 

Kim also needs to start correcting her claustrophobia, because poor Sweetie must be getting an eyeful every time she has to hold small bathroom doors open for Kim (as she did previously on the way to Palm Springs). I know they're friends, but watching a friend relieve herself crosses the line just a tad. 

And then there was bus driver Danny. There's no way this man had any idea what he was in for when he signed on to drive Kim and Kandi's tour bus. We certainly learned the extent of Kim's love of cigarettes when she informed Danny that, "Between me and you, I'm okay with you drinking if it allows me to smoke." Kim, you may be okay with this, but the police probably aren't. (Side note: How many tickets do you think Kim has talked her way out of?) In any event, I think I was most put off by the fact that he didn't appear very jarred by her suggestion. He seemed on board when she pleaded, "Sir, we must get some liquor, pronto." That must have been some party bus. 

However, the best part about this whole scene was by far that comical whistling music that played in the background. Enjoy!

 

Kenya: I'm More Empathetic Toward Apollo

Kenya Moore weighs in on the drama between Phaedra and Apollo.

GROWING PAINS
Claudia has a new home, new job, new friendships that are developing, and a new life. That is a lot of stress for anyone to handle. Claudia has always been the life of the party and the girl who is friends with everyone. To see her going through grief upsets me, because I have personally witnessed her extending an olive branch to all of the women, even some who have made it their mission to disenfranchise me. It makes me sad to see that they are being punitive simply because I introduced her to the group and they are not willing to give her a chance. Like me, Claudia is a fighter and strong, but we all have our breaking point.

PON DE REPLAY
Cynthia was amazing! As an actor you have to be willing to take chances, make and commit to strong choices. This project is important to me, because it’s not only being completely financed by my company, but it is what I enjoy doing the most in my professional career. I love creating projects and producing. The great thing about Cynthia’s audition is that she came to play. I love it when an actor goes for broke and that she did!

DEAD MAN WALKING
Some people love to criticize me for having an opinion about Phaedra and Apollo or anyone else on the show at this point, as if somehow it is never any of my business. Despite the fact that this is a show where we discuss our issues, thoughts, and observations of one another. We may not agree, but I am entitled to and allowed to provide my input. We may not agree, however, no one and nothing is off limits when issues are put out there for public consumption.

Additionally, I’d like to point out that Phaedra and one other laughed, taunted, and tried to demean and humiliate me about Walter and my African Prince. In fact, Phaedra took pride in and reveled in the demise of my relationships, challenges having children, and my relationship with my mother. Some viewers have selective memory when it comes to my history on this show. They would like to conveniently forget when she said, “You can’t turn a whore into a housewife,” and that was PRIOR to Apollo accusing me of propositioning him.

With that said, I have empathy for those children and I am a forgiving person. In this case, I’m not judging her actions. I’m stating facts, history, and sharing my thoughts.

THE PHAEDRA FILES
It was very uncomfortable to watch them. No one wants to witness the demise of a marriage when there are children involved. Phaedra appeared unbothered, stoic, cold-hearted, and condescending. The truth is and remains that they each have said malicious and hurtful things to me to cause public humiliation and disrepute. However, I find myself more empathetic toward Apollo, because the difference between Phaedra and Apollo is that Apollo had the decency to apologize to me for what he had done to me. He showed contrition for his smear campaign and Phaedra has not. She is seemingly proud of what she did to me and has no remorse. Therefore, when I witnessed all the accusations about him threatening to burn the house down, having punched holes in the walls (which we did not see), and her mother stating she doesn’t want to come home and find "everybody dead," it seemed to me like another one of her smear campaigns, thereby making it easier to defend the cheating allegations coming down the pike.

#WHOISCHOCOLATE
What I see without any manipulation is a man who is hurting, angry, and afraid that he will lose his children because Phaedra refuses to bring them to see him in prison and who also believes his wife has moved on with another man before the bed even got cold. By his account, his wife, who promised to be with him until death do them part, really meant until "Chocolate" do them part.


#CELEBAPPRENTICE
We filmed the show over a year ago and it’s just now finally over! Congratulations to the lovely Leeza Gibbons on her win. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I received so much praise from people who actually preferred to watch me in my boss mode than on RHOA, understandably so. Although I didn’t win the title, as such, I won big because the kids of Detroit won $20,000! Despite the attempts to attack my character and integrity, I thank the fans who believed me and Donald Trump himself who stated he believed I had nothing to do with #phonegate. Thank you for showing your support and keeping me on top with respect to the ratings! Team Twirl has spoken and the world heard you loud and clear!

Love,

Kenya

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