Cast Blog: #RHOA

Side Boob is the New Butt Cleavage

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

Tweet Recap: Momma Joyce Takes the #RHOA Reunion

Side Boob is the New Butt Cleavage

Bravotv.com's Assistant Editor selects the top three moments of Episode 12.

 

Happy Holidays, Atlanta lovers! Alas, we are now heading into a two-week holiday hiatus so I hope you got your fix on Sunday. At least you'll have copious amounts of cocktails (assuming your family gatherings are anything like mine), cookies, and cakes to distract you from the pain of the Atlanta shaped hole in your heart. And if you need a major dose of Holiday Cheer, check out our "A Very Housewives Holiday" gallery. If Phaedra's Christmas card photo doesn't put you in good spirits, I don't know what will!

On to the episode. The #3 moment comes to us courtesy of Kim's personal shopping session. Honestly where does Kim's stylist find these clothes? Are they specially made Kim Zolciak couture pieces? In any event, I think the essence of the scene is best distilled into the following quotes:

"You won't be able to see the areolas if we do a bit of a pasty."

"That's the new butt cleavage, the side boob."

"There's a fine line between style and trashy."

Needless to say, from now on I'm retiring all my butt cleavage jeans and rocking major side boob. 

The #2 spot goes to the spa showdown between Phaedra and Kim. I guess when the makeup comes off, so do any civilities. Now we've all been waiting for this moment for ages. There was just something so chilling in the season preview when Kim utters the word "convict," and now the moment has finally arrived. In any event, both Kim and Phaedra were going for low blows. For example when Phaedra said, "Just because you strip out of a nurse's outfit does not make you a nurse, Baby Girl." Eek! I think it's safe to say that's going to come up at the reunion. I felt a little bad for Kim though, since really everyone had been talking about Phaedra's due date and she was the only one who got singled out. But hey, would you be brave enough to step into a 'Housewives' hornets' nest? I wonder if they could actually enjoy the spa treatments after all that. At least they could ease their own physical tension if nothing else. 

And now for the #1 moment this week: Kandi's rascally wig. I've said it before and I'll say it again, scenes involving wigs will always win top honors in my book. I found the wig itself to be a bit strange. It looked as if it was supposed to Kandi's current look if both the red and black hair had grown out simultaneously. I really think she's more suited for shorter hair, but kudos for experimenting with changing it up. 

Kandi does raise a good question: How does Kim keep her wig on so well? I'm thinking Kim turned to science (yet again) and created some sort of anti-tugging (specifically Sheree-tugging) device to go beneath it. A must have for any wig-wearing performer! Now please enjoy Kandi's wig malfunction.