Cast Blog: #RHOA

Boom in the Tomb

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

Boom in the Tomb

Episode 9: Bravotv.com's Assistant Editor counts down this week's top three moments.

No. 3 - Lucky Sevens

So NeNe and Marlo finally sat down to hash out all the rumors regarding NeNe's relationship with Charles Grant. Perhaps surprisingly, it was a perfectly polite conversation. NeNe went on a date with him once in the past before he was with Marlo. Nothing came of it. Now he's with Marlo. Case closed. 

However things took a rather unexpected turn when Marlo put out there as a side note that she's been arrested seven times. I have to say I had the same reaction as NeNe -- "Say what now?" Don't get me wrong, the past is the past so no big deal. It was just that her delivery was so non-chalant. It wasn't as if they were sharing past secrets or playing truth or dare. But hey it didn't stop Marlo and NeNe from becoming BFF and attending that Captain Planet charity jewelry auction (yes, you read that right) together, so I suppose pre-emptive honesty may be the best policy. 

No. 2 - Shakes by Sheree

We've seen Kim's various attempts to stay in shape before. Last season there was the jog with Sweetie that ended in trying to score free beers off some delivery men and of course the infamous laser pizza incident. Now Sheree has stepped in to try and whip Kim into shape. Unfortunately not even she can conquer Kim's aversion to semi-taxing physical fitness or health food. Kim's attitude towards the whole experience (and Sheree's signature juices) can be summed up by this photo. 

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Let's just say kale and Kim do not mix.

No. 1 - Boom in the Tomb

We can all breathe a sigh of relief now that Phaedra's convinced Apollo to get on board with her funeral business. I'm not sure why he would want to get in the way of what would certainly be the most fabulous funeral home the world has ever seen. And really how could you say no to Phaedra after she flashes that coy smile and talks about "putting the boom in the tomb" and making "the top hat rock." Honestly I'm not sure if those were meant to be sexually suggestive statements on her part, but hey, it worked. I can only hope we get to see Phaedra applying rhinestones to a corpse's eyelashes at some point this season. 

Next week Mama Joyce attempts to do the impossible -- get Kim and NeNe to talk to eachother. Can she convince them to break the silence?

Claudia: I Could Relate to Cynthia's Insecurities

Claudia Jordan shares her thoughts on Cynthia's runway walk and the ladies' sit down.

Bravotv.com: What were your thoughts about the ladies’ big sit down to hash out their issues?
Claudia Jordan: I was really looking forward to a real resolve, and it seemed like that might happen when we saw (what I thought was) real emotion from both of the ladies. But sadly, once we heard the comments in the confessionals, we saw that only one of the ladies was truly being honest. I for sure thought when I saw NeNe leak some salty liquid from her tear ducts that she was in fact meaning what she was saying, but to so easily flip the script and throw that shade in her interview, well it was disappointing to say the least. One thing I love about Cynthia is that no matter what, she is always down to at least give someone a second chance. Some people may choose to call that weak, but I don't. I think it's easier to write someone off than it is to be open to them again once they have hurt you. Personally to me that takes real strength. I tend to hold a grudge once someone shows me their true colors, and I am great at closing the door and never looking back. So to me it was impressive that Cynthia was even open to once again trying to patch things up with NeNe. At the end of the day both ladies made a choice -- Cynthia made a choice to at least try one more time, and NeNe chose to act like she wanted to be friends again only to turn around and take it all back in her confessional. I wish I could say I am surprised, but sadly I'm not. I thought that was quite mean. Why not say that you were not interested in being friends when Cynthia was in your face? Why bother with the theatrics of crying only to later on basically say you didn't really mean it? Shady, shady, shady! If you're really about that life, say it to her face NeNe! Don't turn up in the confessionals and boo hoo in person! Where they do that at?


Bravotv.com: As a model yourself, did you sympathize with Cynthia’s insecurities about walking in a NY Fashion Week show? How was Cynthia’s walk?
CJ: I absolutely could relate to Cynthia's insecurities walking the runway with teenagers and 20-something year olds! I haven't walked a catwalk in so long, but when I did, there was such a rush that comes from when you KNOW you just did your thing and the crowd shows you love. That instant gratification is everything!

 

But I must say Cynthia did a great job, and if she was insecure, it certainly didn't show while she was on that catwalk! I thought she looked beautiful, and I was happy for her.

Bravotv.com: What inspired you and Kenya to take a cooking class?
CJ: Well I love to cook, but I don't make a TON of different things, so I'm always down to learn to make more. Although my reaction to the dessert wasn't as strong as Kenya's -- and her moans -- I thoroughly enjoyed it! It was sooo good! It was a fun experience, and Kenya never ceases to amaze me with her wild and crazy self!

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