Cast Blog: #RHOA

Do the Funky Donkey with Me – Ep 11

Phaedra: I Was Disappointed with Cynthia

Claudia: This Group Should Reserve Judgment

Cynthia: I Knew I Had to Take My Audition Seriously

Kenya: I'm More Empathetic Toward Apollo

Claudia on Her Breakdown

Kandi: "Apollo Wasn't Thinking Clearly"

GIF Recap: Chocolate Goodness

Kandi's Devastating News

Phaedra: I Knew What I Needed to Do

Claudia: I'm Not Trying to Be Porsha's Friend

Kenya on Her Pilot

GIF Recap: Dish Nation Divided

Cynthia on Her Drama-Free Trip

Has Kenya Found Love?

Claudia: Kordell was Barely Flirting

Kenya on NeNe's "Embarrassing" Behavior

Claudia: "These Double Standards are Killing Me"

Kandi: "I'm Not Two-Faced"

Phaedra: I Appreciated Demetria's Apology

Are Demetria and Phaedra Cool?

NeNe on Her Apology

Cynthia: Claudia Can Read with the Best of Them

Claudia: NeNe's Behavior Needed to Be Checked

Kenya on "The Beasts"

Phaedra: Demetria Took Things Too Personally

GIF Recap: Lessons in Reading

Phaedra's Ignorant Comments

Claudia: I'm Not Surprised by NeNe's Ugly Demeanor

Kenya: NeNe Doesn't Want to Like Me

Cynthia: I'm Moving Forward in Grace and Love

Kandi: "I Wasn't Trying to Set Demetria Up"

Phaedra on Being Recognized by the Bar

NeNe: "I'm Not a Fake Friend"

Demetria Responds to the Rumors

Cynthia: Forgiveness is a Process

Phaedra: My Mother is My Rock

Kenya: "An Acknowledgement is Not an Apology"

Claudia: I Do Not Own a Flip Phone

Cynthia: It Was Awkward Seeing Phaedra Uncomfortable

Demetria: I Have No Beef with Kenya

Do the Funky Donkey with Me – Ep 11's Associate Editor wants to work out with Phaedra.

You'd think a donkey booty workout video would bring people together, not tear them apart. But alas, it seems this donkey's come between Kenya and Phaedra. Will they able to get past all this booty business?

No. 3 - Do the Funky Donkey with Me

I must confess, some of those workout moves looked kind of fun. Watching Phaedra do her little squat dance made me really want to do a class with her. You'd probably be laughing half the time rather than seriously working out, but hey, laughing is good for the abs, right?

Conversely, Apollo is all business and it scares me. He's like that intimidating trainer you see at the gym telling some poor unfortunate soul to "push through the pain" while they sweat out roughly half their weight. (You then of course run an extra three minutes on the treadmill to make yourself feel better about your own comparatively feeble efforts to stay in shape.)

I have a feeling that in their good cop/bad cop video, a lot of people are going to be fast forwarding Apollo's bench press a car sections to do the Funky Donkey with Phaedra.

No. 2 - Donkey Business

Nobody works for free in Atlanta. And as Housewives history has shown (i.e. The Tardy for the Party royalties, Heather and Sonja's toaster oven shoot), it's better to make that clear upfront. So when Phaedra's negotiations with Kenya came grinding to a halt and a full on casting session was scheduled at the Bailey Agency without any compensation being put forward, Phaedra faced two none too pleased Housewives.

Cynthia played it cool and just let Phaedra know if she wants to do a casting, she'll have to pay a casting call fee. Kenya on the other hand decided that she was over this donkey business, and very quietly (due to having almost lost her voice to a cold) made her exit. It was dramatic, but I can only wonder how it might have gone down differently if she had her voice. Personally I thought it could have used a "Gone with the Wind fabulous" twirl or two.

Side Note: Big thanks to Cynthia for pointing out the hilarity of two women referring to the "back end" of a donkey booty workout video. Someone had to say it!
No. 1 - Hear Gone with the Wind Fabulous

While it wasn't on the show, it's impossible not to give the top spot to Kenya's live performance of her new (and first) single, Gone with the Wind Fabulous. I have only two things to say about this:

1. Kudos to Kenya for pulling of gold lamé pants.
2. The moves of those back-up dancers are lethal.

Is she our next spoken word superstar? Will the world be twirling at the club? Only time will tell.
Next week the booty battle kicks into high gear when Kenya announces her plan to create a "stallion booty" video.