Cast Blog: #RHOA

Recap: A Housewives History Lesson

Cynthia: I Knew I Had to Take My Audition Seriously

Kenya: I'm More Empathetic Toward Apollo

Claudia on Her Breakdown

Kandi: "Apollo Wasn't Thinking Clearly"

GIF Recap: Chocolate Goodness

Kandi's Devastating News

Phaedra: I Knew What I Needed to Do

Claudia: I'm Not Trying to Be Porsha's Friend

Kenya on Her Pilot

GIF Recap: Dish Nation Divided

Cynthia on Her Drama-Free Trip

Has Kenya Found Love?

Claudia: Kordell was Barely Flirting

Kenya on NeNe's "Embarrassing" Behavior

Claudia: "These Double Standards are Killing Me"

Kandi: "I'm Not Two-Faced"

Phaedra: I Appreciated Demetria's Apology

Are Demetria and Phaedra Cool?

NeNe on Her Apology

Cynthia: Claudia Can Read with the Best of Them

Claudia: NeNe's Behavior Needed to Be Checked

Kenya on "The Beasts"

Phaedra: Demetria Took Things Too Personally

GIF Recap: Lessons in Reading

Phaedra's Ignorant Comments

Claudia: I'm Not Surprised by NeNe's Ugly Demeanor

Kenya: NeNe Doesn't Want to Like Me

Cynthia: I'm Moving Forward in Grace and Love

Kandi: "I Wasn't Trying to Set Demetria Up"

Phaedra on Being Recognized by the Bar

NeNe: "I'm Not a Fake Friend"

Demetria Responds to the Rumors

Cynthia: Forgiveness is a Process

Phaedra: My Mother is My Rock

Kenya: "An Acknowledgement is Not an Apology"

Claudia: I Do Not Own a Flip Phone

Cynthia: It Was Awkward Seeing Phaedra Uncomfortable

Demetria: I Have No Beef with Kenya

NeNe Explains the Wig

Phaedra: I Was Hoping Apollo Wouldn't Create a Scene

Recap: A Housewives History Lesson

Ep 8: Kandi and Phaedra meet Peg Leg Ron, and Porsha learns the Underground Railroad was not a real train.

Well the girls finally ended the fighting, got the A.C. and the bus going, and made it to Savannah. Although it wasn't exactly a smooth ride.

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Porsha shed a few tears after a discussion of marriage left her feeling that the ladies ganged up on her. Maybe NeNe's bonding trip was a bit premature...

Upon arrival at their Savannah mansion, the Housewives were greeted by this:

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And a warning that there were a lot of ghosts roaming around the halls of the place. Now frankly I started to get a bit spooked, because that seemed eerily like the start of every horror film in existence, right? That woman was way to friendly and disappeared real fast after dropping that little haunted tidbit.

Clearly Kenya was on the same wavelength, as she took that opportunity to jump out at everyone and try to scare them.

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However no one really reacted, probably because they were all more frightened by the fact that there was so much drama before they even reached Savannah. Ghosts may not have disturbed Kenya, but she was disturbed by the fact that NeNe didn't stand up for herself and give the ladies a piece of her mind. And after a little coaxing, NeNe introduced the ladies a little light NayNay sass and told them they needed to get with the program and be on time. Everyone seemed to be cool with that, except for Kandi:

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Who does not like to be talked to like a child, and Phaedra:

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Who very quickly read down newcomer Mynique when she tried to speak up on NeNe's behalf. Poor Mynique didn't seem to know what hit her! She kind of seemed oblivious, while everyone else was like oh no she didn't! Exhibit A:

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So after the awkward dress down, Kandi and Phaedra left the haunted mansion to clear their heads and in the process met Peg Leg Ron. Who's Peg Leg Ron you ask? He gives ghost tours of Savannah in a giant tourist-filled hearse.

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I figured he must have brought the tour over there to show them the spirit of fun, which clearly died before this girls' trip could even get going.

Side Note: I think the wheels were turning in Phaedra's head after meeting Peg Leg Ron. Phaedra's Phinest Ghost Tours of Atlanta...

The next morning Cynthia went over to inform Mynique 1) that she needs to glam herself out more if she wants to hang with these ladies and 2) that she got read to filth last night and needs to learn how to throw some shade of her own. Evidently the secret is looking good, donning a wig, and having at least two gay men with you at all times.



Then off the group went for a historic tour of Savannah, including one of the stops on the Underground Railroad. Now I presume you've watched the episode, so you know what happens next, and honestly...what can you say?



Porsha thought the Underground Railroad was an actual train. There I said it. It honestly leaves you with so many questions. How would one have purchased a ticket? How would it have managed to stay a secret if it was a real train? OK, I will leave this alone now.Finally the girls seemed to loosen up and throw back a few cocktails...until the bomb was dropped that both Kandi and Phaedra dated Mynique's husband Chuck. And Mynique doesn't seem to know all the details, so yeah, it got awkward.



And then even more awkward when Mynique and Porsha somehow got into it when Porsha was joking the Mynique needs to ask her husband what the deal really is and Mynique found her voice and made a dig about Kordell. Just when we were all getting along...

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Next week the not fun continues when Porsha cries. Again.

Kenya: I'm More Empathetic Toward Apollo

Kenya Moore weighs in on the drama between Phaedra and Apollo.

GROWING PAINS
Claudia has a new home, new job, new friendships that are developing, and a new life. That is a lot of stress for anyone to handle. Claudia has always been the life of the party and the girl who is friends with everyone. To see her going through grief upsets me, because I have personally witnessed her extending an olive branch to all of the women, even some who have made it their mission to disenfranchise me. It makes me sad to see that they are being punitive simply because I introduced her to the group and they are not willing to give her a chance. Like me, Claudia is a fighter and strong, but we all have our breaking point.

PON DE REPLAY
Cynthia was amazing! As an actor you have to be willing to take chances, make and commit to strong choices. This project is important to me, because it’s not only being completely financed by my company, but it is what I enjoy doing the most in my professional career. I love creating projects and producing. The great thing about Cynthia’s audition is that she came to play. I love it when an actor goes for broke and that she did!

DEAD MAN WALKING
Some people love to criticize me for having an opinion about Phaedra and Apollo or anyone else on the show at this point, as if somehow it is never any of my business. Despite the fact that this is a show where we discuss our issues, thoughts, and observations of one another. We may not agree, but I am entitled to and allowed to provide my input. We may not agree, however, no one and nothing is off limits when issues are put out there for public consumption.

Additionally, I’d like to point out that Phaedra and one other laughed, taunted, and tried to demean and humiliate me about Walter and my African Prince. In fact, Phaedra took pride in and reveled in the demise of my relationships, challenges having children, and my relationship with my mother. Some viewers have selective memory when it comes to my history on this show. They would like to conveniently forget when she said, “You can’t turn a whore into a housewife,” and that was PRIOR to Apollo accusing me of propositioning him.

With that said, I have empathy for those children and I am a forgiving person. In this case, I’m not judging her actions. I’m stating facts, history, and sharing my thoughts.

THE PHAEDRA FILES
It was very uncomfortable to watch them. No one wants to witness the demise of a marriage when there are children involved. Phaedra appeared unbothered, stoic, cold-hearted, and condescending. The truth is and remains that they each have said malicious and hurtful things to me to cause public humiliation and disrepute. However, I find myself more empathetic toward Apollo, because the difference between Phaedra and Apollo is that Apollo had the decency to apologize to me for what he had done to me. He showed contrition for his smear campaign and Phaedra has not. She is seemingly proud of what she did to me and has no remorse. Therefore, when I witnessed all the accusations about him threatening to burn the house down, having punched holes in the walls (which we did not see), and her mother stating she doesn’t want to come home and find "everybody dead," it seemed to me like another one of her smear campaigns, thereby making it easier to defend the cheating allegations coming down the pike.

#WHOISCHOCOLATE
What I see without any manipulation is a man who is hurting, angry, and afraid that he will lose his children because Phaedra refuses to bring them to see him in prison and who also believes his wife has moved on with another man before the bed even got cold. By his account, his wife, who promised to be with him until death do them part, really meant until "Chocolate" do them part.


#CELEBAPPRENTICE
We filmed the show over a year ago and it’s just now finally over! Congratulations to the lovely Leeza Gibbons on her win. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I received so much praise from people who actually preferred to watch me in my boss mode than on RHOA, understandably so. Although I didn’t win the title, as such, I won big because the kids of Detroit won $20,000! Despite the attempts to attack my character and integrity, I thank the fans who believed me and Donald Trump himself who stated he believed I had nothing to do with #phonegate. Thank you for showing your support and keeping me on top with respect to the ratings! Team Twirl has spoken and the world heard you loud and clear!

Love,

Kenya

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