Cast Blog: #RHOA

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Phaedra: I Was Hoping Apollo Wouldn't Create a Scene

Kenya's Not Interested in Roger Bobb

Claudia: "I'm the Samantha of the Group"

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"

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Ep 3: Bravotv.com's Associate Editor thinks Kim should have popped out for a performance during Kenya and Porsha's fight.

New friends, new hobbies, new experiences -- it was Housewives without borders in Atlanta this week. Although some things never change, like the fighting and the fact that no one can remember Kenya is Miss USA not Miss America. More on that later. Let's look back at the top three moments from the episode.

No. 3 - The NeNe Underground

Part of NeNe's new life as an actress involves coming to New York. And as Cynthia points out, you can't always rely on having a Towncar come pick you up to get around. (As someone who has desperately sought a cab to no avail many times in my life, I can't help but agree.) So Cynthia begins the "turn NeNe into a New Yorker" crusade. This evidently involves getting her to ride the subway and eat a hot dog. I can think of a few more valuable New York skills, but you have to start somewhere, right?

Of course NeNe shows up ready to ride in a staggeringly high pair of spiked Louboutins, much to Cynthia's disappointment. Undaunted by her perilous foot attire, Cynthia and NeNe continue on to the depths of the New York subway system, a great place for people watching. Unless of course you're two of The Real Housewives of Atlanta and one of you has a camcorder and the other is rocking some serious stilettos. All eyes were clearly on the ladies.

NeNe then meets some Glee fans on the train, who happen to be aspiring actors. It was cute, but I was more into all the Pride Parade participants from last week waving "I am very rich, bitch" shirts at her.

While she may have skipped the hot dog, I think NeNe may be on her way to becoming a jaded New Yorker. I'm thinking that could make a great RHONY crossover...

No. 2 - How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

Kenya is definitely like that friend you have who is extremely polarizing -- you get along with her, but she just rubs most of your other friends the wrong way. So after two weeks of Kenya/Cynthia conflict, Cynthia gets a rest and Porsha takes her place.

The lunch where they first meet is quite frankly one of the most awkward scenes I've viewed on a Housewives show in some time. These two do not mix. But nonetheless, Kenya agrees to come to Porsha's big charity event.

But it would almost have been better if they had never even gotten along at the lunch. Kenya was clearly not into Porsha's shindig, especially when she called her Miss America. This is so obviously her biggest pet peeve and something that's been going on ever since she was crowned. (In everyone else's defense, it is a bit confusing.) This is what sets her off to hightail it out of the party due to it being extremely cold (at least in Kenya's opinion). So while she defrosts in the parking lot and awaits the arrival of Lawrence, she decides it's just time to slink on out of there.

When Porsha comes out to let her know the food is out, things get almost as awkward as they were at the lunch. Kenya's not coming back in and decides to give Porsha some, um, constructive criticism by calling her event whack. Of course this enrages Porsha who then tells her not to come back inside. There's some back and forth in which Kenya tells Porsha to google her, at which point I was shocked that Kim Zolciak didn't descend from a helicopter and launch right into a rendition of Google Me. Missed opportunity!

Side Note: Kenya's friend is named Kanya. No further comment.
No. 1 - Hosed

Nurse, singer, dancer, and now... fire woman? Well kind of. Evidently Kim had a small fire emergency at her home, so Kroy decides she needs to learn how to handle a fire extinguisher. Needless to say, carrying around a heavy object is not Kim's favorite thing, but watching her mosey on over to the "fire" in her own good time was pretty delightful. Once she started spraying, I was a little concerned that she might use the entire contents (that's what it seemed like) thus leaving nothing for an actual fire.

And finally Kim tells Kroy she wants to play with his hose. Get a room you two!
Next week Phaedra may be in the doghouse due to a little butt dial snafu.

Claudia: "I'm the Samantha of the Group"

Claudia Jordan shares her thoughts on which 'Sex and the City' character she is. 

Bravotv.com: Do you agree that you’re the Samantha of the group?
Claudia Jordan: Hell yeah I'm the Samantha of the group, but mixed with a little Carrie Bradshaw, and I totally own it. I absolutely cannot stand faux conservative women that pretend to be Virgin Marys but in real life are the biggest of harlots! We are all adults so OWN YOUR LIFE! That seems to happen a whole lot. Lots of smoke screens! I am who I am, and who I am is a fun, real woman who enjoys life and has never felt the need to pretend to be something I am not. Because if you are living right and doing what makes you happy -- well then what is there to be embarrassed about? I will say, although physically I'm not quite currently getting action like Samantha, a lot of my jokes are of a sexual nature and push the envelope. My grandmother is just like that, and I totally take after her. She's a spitfire and tells it like it is and has always made me laugh out loud when she talks about her sex life or lack thereof. My mother told me at an early age, "You act just like your grandmother!" I take that as a compliment! I've never had any hang ups about sex -- I think it's part of life and it's how we all got here, so what's the big deal? But deep down I'm a hopeless romantic like Carrie, waiting on the entire fairytale not just a piece of it, so there you have it! I thought it was fun when we were trying to decide who was who, and of course Kenya would go for the Carrie role. But that's debatable! I think she's a little Samantha-y herself at times. Ha!

 

Bravotv.com: Has your dating life in Atlanta improved? If so, is Shelly jealous?

CJ: Hmm, how should I answer this one? I will just say that I am in a good place right now and I would never again date someone that Shelly would not approve of! Animals and babies seem to have a sixth sense and an ability to tell who is good and who is bad, and right now Shelly and her momma are purring! Meow! 

 

Bravotv.com: What were your first impressions of Demetria and Phaedra?
CJ: I didn't know what to expect upon meeting either of the ladies. I thought Phaedra was polite and nice upon meeting her, and she seemed to get my humor because she did laugh at my jokes (although she did ask Jesus to help me). So I can't be mad. I got some laughs and a prayer all in the same night! God is good! Ha!
As for Demetria, I instantly felt comfortable with her because I really liked the way she was totally cool with my questions about her relationship. As a former journalist (I was a newspaper reporter back in Rhode Island), it was my job to ask questions and get to the meat of the story, and sometimes I'm still in journalist mode and ask away. I really mean no harm by it and am not trying to be offensive, although it might come off that way. I really don't like to beat around the bush, and I like to just get to it. I do realize that could have been awkward or difficult for Demetria, and when she reacted so coolly, I knew she was a woman I could really get along with. Since then we have had some very emotional and deep talks where we have shared a lot with each other. That was the first day of the beginning of a great friendship. 



Bravotv.com: Was it more awkward when Apollo showed up or when Demetria’s music video didn’t play?
CJ: Honestly it was more awkward for me when the video didn't play, because I had no idea that things were that bad between Apollo and Phaedra. I couldn't hear what he was saying to her and I wasn't staring at them the entire night, so I missed a lot of that weirdness. Watching it on television I felt extremely uncomfortable for them. It was tough to watch. I can't believe I missed all that. I really thought they were cool with each other in person, because Phaedra keeps an amazing poker face. Although the video didn't play, it was still fun to get out and meet the rest of the ladies, get dressed up, and see a little of the Atlanta night life. I wouldn't consider that night a total bust. I know I laughed a lot and met some cool folks!
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