Cast Blog: #RHOA

Baby Cakes

Episode 17: Bravotv.com's Associate Editor counts down this week's top three moments.

No. 3 - Kandi, Jo Dee, and Country

Kandi finally heard her first foray into country music come to fruition this week, and the results were fantastic! Of course, it was only a first draft of sorts. But still it sounds as if Kandi could easily korner the country music biz as well. The true test however would be for Kandi to transform Tightrope, the original song from Season 1 that Kim planned on recording with Dallas Austin (Remember that little old man who wrote the song? ), into a hit. If she can do that, Kandi can truly do anything.

No. 2 - Mother Knows Best

I was nervous for Damon when Sheree wanted to meet with him about proposing to Tierra. Could you imagine? Sheree might be the most intimidating mother-in-law ever. It seemed to be going OK until Damon mentioned that he talked to Bob about it first. In that moment a vision of a car driving off a cliff flashed through my mind... Needless to say, Sheree was none to pleased about that. Sheree made that clear when she told him, "You need to come this way."

Though even more priceless was her face when Damon said that he wasn't focusing on the clarity of the diamond for the engagement ring. I think her eyes may have popped out of her head at that point. Luckily for Tierra, Sheree's now on the case to make sure she gets the perfect ring.

No. 1 - Baby Cakes

It's been far too long since the last Phaedra Parks party. There's always some little surprise at her events, whether it's a surprise ballet routine or in this case the presentation of not one, but twelve birthday cakes. Because why risk getting the wrong cake when you can just get one from each of the best bakeries in Atlanta? Perhaps the strangest part however was that each cake was brought up to Ayden by (presumably) the baker. So each baker took the day off to head to a water park and deliver their cake? Did they get to ride the water slides after? I guess we'll never know.

It was Sheree however who voiced the question I'm sure everyone was thinking -- "Who gonna eat all that damn cake?" Who indeed.

Next week Phaedra's sporting a fascinator for Ayden's christening and Kim confronts Cynthia about Africa.

Kenya: This Was My Season of Vindication

Kenya Moore opens up about her journey this season and gives an update on her pilot.

Life Twirls On
I love this title because it’s a testament to my life. This season has been my year of vindication. Thank God, because it was a long time coming. Some of my fans were so angry that I had been lied on for two years that they wanted blood. They and myself were angry and hurt that someone would physically attack me and never issue an apology for their actions, regardless of whether or not they felt justified. And who could forget the years of being called a whore a thousand different ways all in the name of Jesus?

Forgiveness
I’ve learned many lessons along the way and forgiveness is one. I have to admit I could not have done it on my own. I have my family to thank for that. I’m from Detroit and I was raised in survival mode from day one with a mother who vowed to “dog me for the rest of my life.” Therefore, I will always be a fighter. But my focus has shifted and I have too much to lose. I have realized I cannot make a person do the right thing, I cannot educate beyond one’s rudimentary limitations, and I cannot change anyone. However, what I can do is take responsibility for myself and sit back and let karma do the rest -- funny how that works.

My Sister’s Success
One of my favorite principles is you have to be as happy for another person’s success as you are for your own. I’m that girl who roots for all the girls to win. This isn’t me versus NeNe… One can’t deny that just six years ago no one knew who NeNe was and now she has had some acting success. I congratulate her as another woman who has worked my entire life in the entertainment industry and all of our accomplishments must be acknowledged and respected alike. There is room for us all -- not just one at a time. I refuse to pull someone down like a crab in a barrel; jealousy has never existed in my heart. With that said, it’s a lot easier to root for someone that is humble, gracious, and most of all thankful.

Life Twirls On!
“As an artist, I’m sensitive about my sh--” –Erykah Badu

LOL! I’m no different. I single handedly wrote, executive produced, financed, created, directed, and starred in my independent television pilot. Although the viewers only saw a glimpse of what it really takes to produce a TV show, it’s no joke. My name was on the line as well as my financial investment. But if I am going to gamble, I’d bet on me every time!

All the girls and I were in a good place but I still felt vulnerable. It’s torture to expose yourself in that way, to allow people to experience and criticize your work. But as you know, everything is not for everybody. With that said, it is a comedy and I did what I set out to do and that was make people laugh and entertain them. They all seemed to really enjoy it, and I especially appreciated Kandi, Demetria, and Claudia’s enthusiasm and love they showed me during the screening.

As a producer, it’s most fulfilling is to be able to employ others and give opportunities to talented people who may not otherwise be afforded them. Over 50 people worked on this production, and I want to thank my cast and crew for their priceless contributions and my Co-Executive Producer, Brandon DeShazer, for always coming through for me. There was so much excitement on social media as #LifeTwirlsOn was trending, creating a demand to see the entire show! The viewers have spoken and we will be airing the pilot very soon! Stay tuned for an official announcement.

To Team Twirl:
I see you, I hear you, and I thank you for fighting my battles for me. A lot of people have followers, but I truly have loyal fans. You have my back and I couldn’t do this without you. There was so much new positivity for me this season that it is unchartered territory for me. Don’t worry, I’m still that fiery, funny, shady, crazy Kenya that will read you for filth while twirling on my 5” heels you all have come to love or hate. From Celebrity Apprentice to Millionaire Matchmaker and talk shows like Wendy Williams, you continue to show up and make my shows some of the highest rated ever. Love me or hate me, I appreciate the fact that you can’t stop watching me! I love and appreciate you all.

Now Twirl!
Kenya

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