Cast Blog: #RHOA

Ryan Murphy, My "Fairy Godmother"

NeNe explains how Ryan Murphy has changed her life.

Season 5 jumped right off with a bang, so let's go! I'm loving all the new intros, but the one that's really on fire is mine: "I have arrived and the spotlight is on me, honey!" LOL! It's good to be back and I know most of you have been wondering what's happening with all of us.

My life has just taken a whole new turn, and where do I start? With Gregg I guess. I was married to Gregg for 15 years, and he's the father of my child. A charmer and smooth talker he's always been. He and I have made mistakes along the way, but we’re having fun and I’m excited about where this could possibly go, so fingers crossed for me...

So you guys finally got a glimpse at the man I call my "fairy godmother," Mr. Ryan Murphy, the creator of Glee, American Horror Story, The New Normal, Nip/Tuck, etc. He's a great producer, director, writer, he's one of the biggest, most sought-after names in Hollywood, and he simply changed my life. Some of you caught me on Glee last season as Coach Roz, and I'm currently one of the stars of the new hit TV show The New Normal as Rocky. I'm so proud of that. As you could see, we’re not only doing business, we do dinner as well.


Kim visiting Kandi's house: I don't want to give too much away, and you guys have eyes and ears, so your eyes saw what mine saw and your ears heard what mine heard! What I will say is I've been saying these things to you guys for a while now, so you figure out what it is!Kenya Moore enters as the newest Housewife! Let's welcome her aboard. For those of you that have watched the show since Season 1, you probably caught this. Didn't it look like Kenya studied all the past seasons then sat in her interview and said something we all had said at some point? Now that seemed very contrived! Kenya saying she would kick a bitch’s ass at over 40 years old, really?!

Kenya visiting The Bailey Agency: I wish I could say something nice, but she was completely rude. And to say you are a public figure so you need "security"? We need to hear that resume again, because I didn't hear anything that said, "public figure"!
Catch me two nights a week right here on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta and NBC's The New Normal on Tuesday's at 9:30pm. Follow me on Twitter @neneleakes and visit neneleakescloset.com to purchase t-shirts, my book, etc.

Stay fierce and fabulous!
NeNe

Claudia: Some People Have a Vendetta

Claudia Jordan shares her thoughts on the group therapy session.

Bravotv.com: Did you feel like progress was made at the therapy session?
Claudia Jordan: I do and I don't. The main people that needed it were not willing participants. One took off because she couldn't deal with hearing about how her actions affected the rest of the ladies. And the other that stayed, well… she received apology after apology without ever acknowledging any of her own wrong doing. That's not right at all. How is it that the woman on the receiving end of a physical attack has apologized to her assailant on several occasions, yet she has yet to show any remorse? That's downright insane to me! At the end of the day, there are lots of situations in this group where one can claim they were "provoked," and if the response/excuse every single time was physical violence, we'd all be in jail! And the sad thing is in this particular environment I felt that everyone else there was really ready to do the work and participate. So if ever there was a time to drop the ego and do the right thing and apologize simply for the purpose of starting the healing process for the group, then that was the time. Some people are just too stubborn and refuse to humble themselves. That happens when you are babied your entire life -- you feel like you can do no wrong. The rest of the ladies (including myself) however have all apologized and taken responsibility for contributing to the discord. But just pay attention to who never apologizes and who always does. I do not think that is because one "group" has been causing all the negativity in the group. But I do think that is because some have an agenda and a vendetta, while the other group is actually trying to make things cool and move on.


But on the flip side I will say that therapy was beneficial. In that one session we did get some good guidance from Dr. Jeff, who I would like to apologize to on behalf of the group for how he was mistreated. He came to help us and was insulted, disrespected, and his professionalism was questioned, which he did not deserve. So Dr. Jeff, I am sorry for how you were mistreated. The session did just highlight that some of us are mature and able to speak respectfully to one another, even if we have an issue with them, and some just cannot stand the sight and sound of someone we have decided not to like just because. All in all we did the best we could, and everyone who stayed did seem to really want to get along. And things were definitely better at work after the session. We were cordial and friendly.

Bravotv.com: Why did you decide to meet with Dr. Jeff one-on-one?
CJ: I have never, ever once claimed to be perfect or without flaws. And when I say I want to really resolve things, I am not just offering lip service -- I really mean it. If there is something that I am doing wrong that is contributing to any of the strife amongst the group, then I'd like to address it and do my part to work on me. I think most of us have issues with others because of past hurts that we perhaps never really dealt with and that cause us to act out in certain ways that may bother others. I am not saying I do this necessarily, but I have no problems talking to someone to at least try to be a better person. I for sure have made my share of mistakes and have experienced a lot of pain and disappointment in my life, but I've also been extremely blessed. But at the end of the day, my intention is always to grow and learn from it all and to be a better woman today than I was yesterday. Dr. Jeff is great at what he does and was for sure an asset to the group. Thank you, Doctor!

Bravotv.com: Did you and Porsha manage to get back to a better place?
CJ: It seemed that way. But I had made the decision that regardless of whether or not she was going to continue the peace treaty, that I was going to do my part to keep it cool, polite, and cordial. And so far so good.

Again I'd like to thank the fans for all their support and love and enthusiasm for #RHOA! I was in Miami Beach and Miami Gardens with the morning show this past weekend for Jazz in the Gardens, and the love I got from all the fans of the show was next level! I was truly flattered and humbled, and I will never let any of this get to my head and change me. I'm grateful to be a part of this and for all the amazing opportunities that keep sprouting from this. I just wrapped a movie called The Hills that I have a lead role in, which will be out in the fall, as well as another film called Love is Not Enough. I'm also working on a product line (to be announced soon) and more calls have been coming in from Hollywood for more great acting roles. I also had a great time with my girls in Miami and ran into a bunch of awesome people doing their thing that love the show too! I feel so rested and at peace. I'm healthy, happy, and appreciative. #ThankYouGod

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