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Eye-Kandi

Episode 20: Bravotv.com's Associate Editor counts down this week's top three moments.

No. 3 - Think Big

Kim doesn't really deal in small things. She likes big hair, she had big babies, and she gives big gifts. So when Kroy's birthday rolled around, it was no surprise (to me at least, Kroy seemed pretty taken aback) that she had a crazy gift prepared. That's got to be pretty awesome to roll into a restaurant in your everyday car, and then to have a valet hand you the keys to a brand new Porsche on the way out. Though of course all I could think of when the two of them rode away was, "Who's driving the other car that they took there?"

Side Note: Did anyone else notice that on the door of the restaurant it said, "Proper dress required"? Were they near a beach or something? What kind of attire have people been wearing so frequently to this place that they needed this caveat engraved upon the door?

No. 2 - A Rolex is Forever

Famous Famiglia John is back on the scene, so that can only mean one thing -- more gifts for NeNe! Now he's given her everything from Louboutins to an elderly opera singer, but John took it to a whole new level this time when she opened up a Rolex. I think we all need to find some business partners like this.

Of course like every other time John showers NeNe with gifts, it was a little uncomfortable. When she asked him what the gift meant, all he said was that a Rolex lasts forever... What does that mean?! It seemed to imply more than just that their business relationship would last forever. But hey, I probably wouldn't have been asking too many questions either if someone had a Rolex for me.

No. 1 - Eye Kandi

You can't throw a sex toy party without some eye-candy on hand. I'm not sure if that's an Emily Post rule, but it really should be. Kandi was clearly on the same page, so she decided to screen some hot hunks for her Bedroom Kandi launch. Of course Phaedra and Sheree were there to lend moral support and make comments like, "I don't need anybody that's smaller than my fifteen-year-old son." After rejecting some random applicants who didn't meet the requisite beefcake qualifications, a troupe of shirtless, super buff masseurs swarmed in armed with foot massages and strawberries. Needless to say the girls were sold. Are there many companies that provide this service? If so, I'll be hiring them for every future party I throw.

Hopefully you enjoyed that relaxing sex toy shindig, because next week is the reunion and it is insanity. Just watch this preview, there are no words that can capture what you're about to see.

Claudia: This Group Should Reserve Judgment

Claudia Jordan thinks the other 'Wives shouldn't be so willing to believe rumors. 

Bravotv.com: How shocked were you when Cynthia shared the rumor about Chocolate?

Claudia Jordan: Well I really don't know Phaedra that much to comment on her personal life, but from the little bit I am privy to, I was surprised to hear about an alleged affair considering the extreme criticism that Kenya got. At the end of the day only two people know what really did or did not happen, and I would love for this group to reserve judgment on everyone until there is confirmation. But I think a precedent had been set a long time ago, so that has opened the door to where we are now. I think it's easy to believe something negative about someone in the group, because in the past it's been shown that it takes very little actual evidence or proof for some to jump on that bandwagon. Hopefully we can get to a place where we afford each other the same benefit of the doubt that they may one day give us. At the end of the day there should be a protocol that we all follow and it should be applied to everyone. Until then I suspect we may continue to have a problem. But I am hopeful. Perhaps a lot of the drama in this group is because there are so many unresolved issues. And that combined with all the double standards in place is a sure fire recipe for disaster. I still have hope though. Again, not to have everyone be besties, but just being able to co-exist in the same space would be a major accomplishment with these ladies.

 

Bravotv.com: What were you thinking when Phaedra blew up at Kenya?

CJ: I thought it was silly and out of character. But I am glad that Phaedra had enough good sense to not actually hit Kenya. We don't need another physical altercation in this group. Again, we are all supposed to be mature ladies, so with that being said, I think the majority of us have a pretty good grasp of the English language and should be able to talk anything out without resorting to violence. Hitting each other is low class, childish, and ignorant behavior, and I'm so glad that Phaedra didn't really go there.

 

Bravotv.com: Were you surprised when Phaedra walked out?

CJ: Although this has nothing to do with me, I am around these ladies and a witness to all the shenanigans, but from what I've gathered, I wasn't surprised that Phaedra walked out. That seems to be a recurring theme in this group when things get uncomfortable. But at the same time, I am glad she did. If you ever feel the urge to put hands on someone and you are done talking, I think the best thing to do is excuse yourself and leave the situation without adding any more inflammatory language to the mix.

I would like to say that a lot of these issues in this group of course started way before I came around, but being here and seeing things with my own eyes has definitely been enlightening. It tends to get confusing as to what is acceptable and unacceptable behavior in this group, because there are clearly double standards. So in some cases it seems like it's OK to bring up sensitive information in front of the entire group, then in other cases it's not OK -- seems like it all depends on whom it's about. In a perfect world I wouldn't expect for us not to spill tea -- I mean that's what we do -- but if folks expect to be pulled aside to be asked about a rumor or some "tea," then I would hope they would abide by that rule and extend the same courtesy. That's all. Because the way it is now is causing far too much confusion, and as long as there is confusion and unfairness, there is going to be conflict. I've never been around so many arguments, so much shadiness and mudslinging in my life. And especially not since I graduated high school back in the '90s! Maybe there is a way we can get us to a place where we can co-exist peacefully. Hey, a girl can dream can't she?

Again, I want to thank all the viewers that tune in weekly to The Real Housewives of Atlanta. I just returned from Charlotte, North Carolina where I was making a few appearances at CIAA and the love and support I got from hundreds of people that wanted to take pictures and talk about the show; it was amazing! So many people told me they love what I'm bringing to RHOA and I just wanted to say thank you to any of them that may be reading this. The show is loved by so many and I feel we have a responsibility to entertain and hopefully inspire. We've got a lot of the season left and I hope the fans will be happy with how everything turns out! Love you guys!

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