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: I Give Up

Find out which friendships Claudia Jordan has decided to focus on.

Bravotv.com: Were you surprised by Kenya's elaborate viewing party?
Claudia Jordan: Yes, I was! She was pretty good at keeping it all a secret, and it was so well done! I really felt like I was going to a surprise wedding. Hopefully that was some foreshadowing of what's to come in the near future…

Bravotv.com: What did you think of Kenya's pilot?
CJ: I thought it was cute and very fun to watch. The thing about Kenya I really like is that she is comfortable laughing at herself and not taking herself too seriously. She's entertaining. I thought Cynthia was really funny and totally committed to the part. It was fun to watch it with all the girls, especially the part when Kenya played her own hair care commercial during the pilot! That was hilarious.

Bravotv.com: Did you feel that you and Porsha finally repaired your friendship?
CJ: You know, it's hard to tell. I can't say we were ever really friends, because at the end of the day we have very little in common, and I don't think I can say I know who she really is. I was totally open to it when I arrived on the scene, but it's difficult dealing with someone who's cool with you one minute, then not cool with you the next. I think too many people are inserting their opinions and changing things. I swear we will be past something and "cool," then the very next time I see her it's back to the okey doke or I will catch wind of her throwing jabs in her blog. So honestly I have given up and no longer care to beat that dead horse.

Instead I'm focusing on viable and healthy friendships with people I feel I have things in common with, like Demetria, who's one of the most hardworking and classy (yet still fun) girls I know. Like Cynthia, who supports and attends everyone else’s events. Like Kenya, because even though she's very busy and travels a lot, when we do link up, it's all positive. And like Kandi, who I'm not super close with, but we are getting to know each other more and more. And despite our friends not liking some of the folks we both hang with, Kandi never let that get in the way of being open to a possible friendship with me, and I respect that.

I was hopeful when we got back from the Philippines; Kandi, Porsha, and I even went to a club the day we got back from our 20-something hour trip home. But what happens with these shows is you make progress, but then someone on Twitter may amp you up, and you feel you have to placate those people. Or an episode airs that took place six months ago when things were bad, and even though things are good now, you get in your feelings all over again when you watch the show months later. I suspect this may be the case, but like I said, it's exhausting trying to figure out why people do what they do, so I am throwing in the white towel. I give up trying. If things change for the best, then hallelujah, and if they do not, I promise I will not lose any more sleep.

The season was fun and stressful -- I laughed a lot, I cried a few times, I opened up about issues I never really get to talk about in my day-to-day life, and I have made some pretty amazing friends. I'm getting calls to do some comedy shows, I have two films coming out later this year, I am dating, and I’m in a very good place! I'm optimistic moving forward and extremely excited about my future here in Atlanta. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me online and in person. It's been truly flattering and humbling. Love y'all! xoxo!

Read more about: