Cast Blog: #RHOA

What Ever Happened to Spark St. Jude?

Episode 18: Bravotv.com's Associate Editor counts down this week's top three moments.

No. 3 - Say What?

The "black baby" drama continued (and hopefully came to an end) this week when Kim confronted Cynthia about her comments in South Africa. It was a little awkward to watch until Cynthia admitted in her interview that she didn't actually remember what she had said. Oops! But they were going on and on about it for a good five minutes! It kind of made the whole thing anti-climactic yet hilarious. Perhaps there is value in 'Wives telling other 'Wives what they're saying behind their backs -- that way at least someone knows what you've been saying in case you've forgotten.

No. 2 - The Royal Wedding Dedication

If there's one thing Phaedra has really driven home this season, it's that she loves pomp and circumstance, whether it's at a funeral, a birthday, or her son's dedication ceremony. And nothing says pomp and circumstance quite like royalty, so Phaedra went ahead and booked a photo shoot fit for the royal family in honor of Ayden's dedication. And she certainly looked like the queen of Atlanta in that red, leopard-print dress. I only wish she had gone with one of those over-the-top headpieces she was trying on to really drive home the "black royalty meets Michelle Obama" look. (Side note: If Phaedra was a drag queen in another life as the stylist suggested, I want to travel back in time and meet her).

I do have to admit that Ayden was adorable in his little tux on the throne. Hopefully these pictures added that "touch of elegance" Phaedra was going for.

But most importantly, what happened to Spark St. Jude of the notorious pickle photo shoot?!

No. 1 - Wigs are Not Microwavable

The most valuable lesson we learned from this episode was by far Kim's harrowing tale of flaming wigs. Evidently one should never microwave a wig. Who knew?! Kim popped it in a plastic bag for a deep conditioning treatment, turned it on, and cooked herself a wig flambe. If only that moment had been captured on tape. Sigh. Perhaps that was why she hadn't used the oven at all, the incident of the burning wig had scarred her for life.

Next week Phaedra continues her funeral home education by meeting with a grieving family. Or so she thinks...

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Claudia: Porsha's Been Stank All Season

Claudia Jordan fires back at Porsha Williams for coming for her at the reunion.

Bravotv.com: Were you nervous going into your first reunion?
Claudia Jordan: Not at all! I was so looking forward to it. I thought there would be more drama and it would be more difficult for me, but it was a piece of cake. I thought everyone for the most part looked great in their all white outfits, and the set was amazing!

Bravotv.com: Were you surprised Porsha came for you?
CJ: Absolutely not. She's been quite stank all season. The last time I was surprised at her actions was when we met for lunch way back in the very beginning of the season, because up until a week prior, I thought we were cool enough. Not friends, BFFs, or besties, but cordial acquaintances. But when she kept doing little catty things, I saw what it was. Looking back I understand. I was the new girl, and when a new girl comes on the scene, not all the women will embrace new energy and new personalities; some will automatically feel threatened. I for one love meeting new women and making friends. I think there is nothing more powerful than a group of talented, beautiful, and intelligent women. Check out my Instagram and see the crew I roll with on the daily. It's clear that I live by that. I've never been intimidated or jealous of any other women. I embrace my lovely friends, because I respect them and how they handle their business. I love meeting new people and look forward to learning new things from new acquaintances I make. So to be so closed minded about another person right out of the gate and create a "reason" for it after the fact is just dumb. But at this point, dumbness does not shock me nor does ignorance.

I do want to address one of the lies Ms. Williams told about me at the reunion. I never asked around town for the tea. Porsha started making it clear to the world she had an issue with me, even though I had no idea why. I then heard some completely unsolicited gossip from my friends, but I kept it under my hat -- I mean it was juicy, but it was really none of my concern outside of gossip, and I certainly was not seeking it out. And it would have remained there forever had she had not become so nasty to me. At the end of the day, I don't care what and whom that girl allows to enter her bat cave. But just keep it polite and cute towards me. Don't get caught out there loudly running your mouth about me in hallways. Don't be shady at work. Don't make statements to NeNe slandering me and Kenya, talking about our legs being up in the air and criticizing us for not being married, then complain that folks are slandering you. It's quite simple. And if you know in your real life how you get down, it might be in your best interest not to poke fun, egg on, and laugh at another woman being wrongly accused of doing what you do, because you might mess around and taunt someone that will get with you and spill your room-temperature tea. #DropsMic


Bravotv.com: Are you going to continue to pursue stand-up?
CJ: Yes, I am. I actually did a show that Bravo recorded. They showed a brief snippet of it on the reunion, but I really wish they would show it all, because it was funny! I had a great reception from the audience, and a lot of the girls came to my show -- Cynthia, Kenya, Demetria, and my best friend, Auta. Also most of the morning show came and supported me, and they all gave me props! It felt amazing. It was very empowering and exhilarating to be on that stage and see all those people in the audience cracking up and getting my sense of humor. I've already got some calls and requests for bookings just from people hearing that I want do stand up. I will keep you guys posted when I do some more shows!

Please follow me on Instagram and Twitter @ClaudiaJordan for all the updates on my career. I have been getting lots of bookings, hosting concerts for Ginuwine and Tank. Please check my Instagram for upcoming tour dates. Also I have two films coming out this year called The Hills and Love is Not Enough. I am in talks right now for a third movie to start filming in the fall. This past weekend I got the chance to catch up with a dear friend of mine that got me started in radio-Mr Jamie Foxx. His album drops on May 18th and we were there to support him at his album listening party. Just wanted to share some photos from all the fun times I've been having lately! Life is good and I am happy and feeling loved!

xoxo, CJ

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