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Kordell or Confucius? - Ep 14

Bravotv.com's Associate Editor thinks Kordell needs to publish his pearls of wisdom.

I have to start here: was anyone else worried about that Harlem Renaissance theme? I was slightly concerned that the lovable hostess who brought us "265 days a year" was going to show up looking something like this. But luckily that was not the case!

In any event, let's suss out this week's best moments, from Kandi's newest music move to yet another failed joint Housewives business venture.

No. 3 - Judge Porsha

Speaking of 265 days a year, Porsha's latest Porsha-ism goes as follows: "Guilty until proven guilty." Let's all take a moment and be glad that Porsha is not working in any legal profession.

I must admit, I find Porsha's mixed up phrases rather endearing. She kind of reminds me of Amelia Bedelia -- well intentioned, just missing the mark sometimes. For example, she'd babysit you and you'd totally mess up the recipe, but you'd have a great laugh about it afterwards and go get ice cream.

Side Note: I'm not sure what Cynthia is "guilty until prove innocent" of exactly. Giving Porsha a little bit of a hard time about not having the meeting at her house? Because we know that she is guilty of that. Maybe that wasn't the right phrase for this occasion.

No. 2 - Prayed Up

Having conquered the worlds of pop, R&B, and country music, the next frontier for Kandi is... gospel? Yes, and don't worry, she's quite aware that being the host of Kandi Koated Nights and running a dildo enterprise doesn't exactly scream gospel. But then again, who better to shake up your preconceptions?

So Kandi gave us a little taste of her latest song, Prayed Up, and it definitely had a fun, Kandi-Koated edge to it. Forget those old hymns, let's just have Kandi write all the church music from now on! I'm with Kandi's producer, if this song doesn't get people praying, nothing will.

No. 1 - Kordell or Confucius?

I'm obsessed with Kordell's pearls of wisdom. Cynthia, not so much. Some of my favorites from the Harlem Renaissance party include:

"Just try to be steady."

"Everybody's got their piece of the pie, creating a little ruckus every once and a while."

"Why y'all can't act right?"

It seems as if he's bent on becoming the Housewives peacemaker (at least where Porsha's concerned). I wonder if he could bring NeNe and Kim back together? At the very least he should publish a book of witticisms a la Benjamin Franklin.
Next week Cynthia preps for the pageant, but it may not go as smoothly as she had hoped...

Cynthia: I Had a Blast with 'Life Twirls On'

Cynthia Bailey discusses the challenges she faced filming Kenya Moore's pilot.

I have had several small acting roles over the course of my career; however my focus back then had always been modeling. More recently, over the past couple of years I have been cast for different roles, and I have fallen head over heels in love with acting. So when Kenya told me about her pilot and that she was interested in Noelle's dad, Leon, for one of the roles, I immediately let her know that I wanted to audition for it. Up until that point, Kenya knew nothing of my acting ambitions, and seemed a bit reluctant to let me try out. I knew that if she gave me the opportunity to audition, I would only have one chance to impress her. I showed up at the audition on time, in character, totally prepared, dressed to impress, and showed out! I landed the role!

I had a blast watching myself on screen as CeCe in Kenya's pilot Life Twirls On! It was so much fun to play such a colorful character with a funny, quirky, eccentric, outspoken, over-the-top personality. I have to admit that the Jamaican accent was a bit of a challenge, but thanks to Peter's help, I was up for it. Although I am a newbie to acting, I still expected Kenya to challenge me and take me outside of my box. I jumped out with both feet and went for it! One of the things that Kenya and I share in common is that we are both perfectionists. I knew that if I didn't take my audition seriously, she would not have cast me for the role. I also knew that if I got the role and did not deliver, she would have fired me (friends or no friends). Failure was not an option! I was grateful for the opportunity and did not want to disappoint Kenya, and more importantly, myself.

I thought Life Twirls On was hilarious, and Kenya did a great job writing, acting, casting, directing, and producing it. I know how hard she worked on the pilot, and I was proud to be a part of it.

 
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