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Semi-Homemade with Kenya - Ep 4

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"

Tweet Recap: Reunion Part 3, Kenya vs. NeNe

Kandi: "My Mom Needs a Camera Around Her at All Times"

Lawrence: Momma Joyce Slayed the Girls

Semi-Homemade with Kenya - Ep 4

Bravotv.com's Associate Editor thinks Kenya could rival Sandra Lee.

This week we saw the ladies engage in typical housewife activities -- packing, going to the salon, cooking dinner -- executed in the way only a Bravo Housewife can. This episode practically veered into sitcom territory, to the point where you might have thought it would switch to black and white and Lucille Ball would pop onto the screen. So let's look back at the most wonderful 'Wife moments, shall we?

No. 3 - Baby's First Haircut

First off, Ayden is too precious. His little voice is so adorable, no wonder Phaedra wants to throw him a $20,000 birthday "experience" at the aquarium! But I digress.

Phaedra and Apollo bring in Ayden for his very first haircut at the barbershop. As you can imagine, it doesn't go very smoothly. As soon as the barber approaches with the clippers, Ayden tells him to back off by saying his sleepy, which, as Phaedra informs us, is Ayden's sneaky little way of avoiding things he doesn't want to do.

That's when Apollo steps in to give the haircut, because evidently he is a barber by trade. Huh? According to Phaedra, Apollo used to work in a barbershop himself and still gives cuts on occasion. Who knew? But if that's the case, why did they even bother going to a barber in the first place when they could have just done it at home? Maybe Phaedra didn't want hair flying around her home. But in any event, Apollo basically does the whole cut, and Ayden looks even cuter. I can't help but think Apollo should just open up a barbershop. It could dovetail nicely with Phaedra's funeral business -- Apollo's barbershop crew can also do the hair and makeup of the deceased!

Side Note: Only Phaedra would refer to the smocks at a barbershop as black frocks.

No. 2 - Boxing Match

Kim is not a good mover. She's got a whole lot of stuff, and when she's forced to move, she wants all that stuff boxed and labelled in an organized, logical fashion. But as everyone knows, at that usually falls apart at a certain point and you're just getting stuff in boxes. But that doesn't fly with Kim. Especially when she's paying movers.

So when Kim goes to check the moving progress and finds things not up to her standards, well, it doesn't go so well. "Basement Mix" as a box labeling system nearly gives her a stroke. Tearing into one of the vaguely titled boxes, Kim discovers a margarita mixer and a Santa statue. Now if you ask me, that sounds like a wonderful combination, but Kim is not quite so amused.

I just pray the mover keep their hands off Kim's wigs, because if she finds one of her precious pieces in a "Basement Mix" box, I shudder to think what the consequences might be...
No. 1 - Semi-Homemade with Kenya Moore

OK, not so much semi-homemade as not at all homemade. Kenya tries to woo Walter by preparing him dinner, but rather than just explaining that she didn't have time to cook and giving him the frozen meal she prepared, Kenya goes full on sitcom-crazy and decides she can just fool him into thinking she did. How you ask? Well after furiously stabbing the frozen food tray and throwing it in the microwave, she grabs a pan, throws in two strands of the pasta, and leaves it on stove top. Because all you need to prepare pasta and chicken is a single pan...

However I think Kenya was on the right track at the end -- just accentuate the boobs, and the last thing he'll be thinking about is how you could have prepared pasta in a grill pan.
Next week things get real tense when Kim informs the ladies that she's not coming on the girls' trip. This doesn't look like it's going to end well...

Claudia: I Could Relate to Cynthia's Insecurities

Claudia Jordan shares her thoughts on Cynthia's runway walk and the ladies' sit down.

Bravotv.com: What were your thoughts about the ladies’ big sit down to hash out their issues?
Claudia Jordan: I was really looking forward to a real resolve, and it seemed like that might happen when we saw (what I thought was) real emotion from both of the ladies. But sadly, once we heard the comments in the confessionals, we saw that only one of the ladies was truly being honest. I for sure thought when I saw NeNe leak some salty liquid from her tear ducts that she was in fact meaning what she was saying, but to so easily flip the script and throw that shade in her interview, well it was disappointing to say the least. One thing I love about Cynthia is that no matter what, she is always down to at least give someone a second chance. Some people may choose to call that weak, but I don't. I think it's easier to write someone off than it is to be open to them again once they have hurt you. Personally to me that takes real strength. I tend to hold a grudge once someone shows me their true colors, and I am great at closing the door and never looking back. So to me it was impressive that Cynthia was even open to once again trying to patch things up with NeNe. At the end of the day both ladies made a choice -- Cynthia made a choice to at least try one more time, and NeNe chose to act like she wanted to be friends again only to turn around and take it all back in her confessional. I wish I could say I am surprised, but sadly I'm not. I thought that was quite mean. Why not say that you were not interested in being friends when Cynthia was in your face? Why bother with the theatrics of crying only to later on basically say you didn't really mean it? Shady, shady, shady! If you're really about that life, say it to her face NeNe! Don't turn up in the confessionals and boo hoo in person! Where they do that at?


Bravotv.com: As a model yourself, did you sympathize with Cynthia’s insecurities about walking in a NY Fashion Week show? How was Cynthia’s walk?
CJ: I absolutely could relate to Cynthia's insecurities walking the runway with teenagers and 20-something year olds! I haven't walked a catwalk in so long, but when I did, there was such a rush that comes from when you KNOW you just did your thing and the crowd shows you love. That instant gratification is everything!

 

But I must say Cynthia did a great job, and if she was insecure, it certainly didn't show while she was on that catwalk! I thought she looked beautiful, and I was happy for her.

Bravotv.com: What inspired you and Kenya to take a cooking class?
CJ: Well I love to cook, but I don't make a TON of different things, so I'm always down to learn to make more. Although my reaction to the dessert wasn't as strong as Kenya's -- and her moans -- I thoroughly enjoyed it! It was sooo good! It was a fun experience, and Kenya never ceases to amaze me with her wild and crazy self!

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