Cast Blog: #RHOA

Phaedra Whips Out the Big Buns - Ep 6

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"

Phaedra Whips Out the Big Buns - Ep 6

Bravotv.com's Associate Editor reveals how you can recreate Phaedra's scandalous ensemble at home.

This episode was all about departures -- Kim takes her leave and the ladies head off to Anguilla. A Housewives trip is really exactly what we need right now to fill the wig shaped hole in our hearts right now.

No. 3 - Under Their Umbrella

The ladies got a little dance performance treat when Phaedra organized a special showcase from the local dance troupe. This wasn't surprising, only because of Phaedra's habit of always organizing some kind of dance exhibition at events -- the ballet dancers at her baby shower, ReDICKulous at Kandi's birthday, etc. She's truly a modern day patron of the arts.

The dance group shook it up with some semi-scandalous moves and some fancy umbrella prop usage. (Were the Anguilla dancers the inspiration behind Rihanna's hit?!) This (coupled with plenty of pina coladas most likely) got the girls in the mood to show off some of their own booty-popping moves, and NeNe puts the other girls to shame. Clearly she wasn't afraid to dust off some of her pole dancing skills, to show these girls she's still got it (and perhaps to send a little "yep, this is what you've been missing" message to Gregg).

No. 2 - More Excuses!

So when is NeNe releasing Excuses? Because that needs to happen. I'm already hooked from the snippet she came up with on the spot, and I love the idea of having the other ladies doing backup. Although I'd worry about some crazy Supremes-like drama, so this would have to be a one time thing.

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Plus we now know that all the ladies have sexy moves up their sleeves, so there is definitely some music video potential here.No. 1 - Welcome to the Bun Show

Phaedra's always been a proper Southern belle, but it's clear she's got a bit of a wild side. Phaedra decided to let her freak flag fly a little louder and clearer than usual however, when she debuted a very special ensemble -- basically a thong with a fishnet stocking thrown over it. Outfit complete! You can recreate this look at home simply by buying some black yarn and strategically placing it over yourself.

This was done of course to accentuate her legendary donkey booty, which we will probably never see again in such detail, so I hope you all soaked up the enormity (ha!) of the moment.

Next week Kenya and Porsha's mounting tension finally boils over.

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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