The BAM! Squad

Ep 1: 'Atlanta' is back and shadier than ever.

on Nov 5, 20130

We also get to meet the world's newest dignitary, Phaedra's new son Mr. President.



He may have been "just as pale as Michael Jackson," but he is adorable! As is Ayden, who is evidently desperate to get to the piano store. And fun fact, Phaedra reveals in her blog that Kandi's boyfriend Todd actually helped get her to the hospital when she went into labor.

Side Note: I very much enjoyed learning that Phaedra's Phavorite Phabrics are French provincial, sexy, rich, and decadent.

Kandi is still dealing with people saying she's Todd's sugar momma, but as she rightly points out, she wrote "No Scrubs," so how could she ever do that? Touché.

Then there's Porsha, who's in a much different place than last season after her shocking divorce, which she learned about via Twitter. (Is this the new Post-It note breakup?)

Between learning how Porsha would be locked out for coming home after curfew and that Kordell only visited her in the hospital once after her miscarriage, Porsha's post-deposition scene was a true tearjerker.



Silver lining: Porsha's mom seems like she's going to be a real treat. Don't mess with her little girl! And be sure to check out her home photos of Porsha through the years.

Finally all of our ladies converge at Cynthia's grand opening fete. And everyone seemed to be in a good place...until Kenya rolled in.

Phaedra and NeNe quickly managed to make themselves scarce, Phaedra perhaps winning the award for funniest shady comment of the night: "Thank god for Derek J and his hot paints and heels. He whisked me right away from that beauty queen on bath salts."

But everyone did unite eventually and things got tense between NeNe and Kenya real fast. NeNe was having none of Kenya's sass about not reaching out to her during the eviction (which NeNe called out as "foolishness" in her blog).



Did anyone else gasp an "Oh no she didn't!" at that ear grab?



But as much as Kenya wouldn't let it go, NeNe sashayed her way out of the party shutting her (and "Gone with the Wind Fabulous") down as she did. Ouch! Not an auspicious start for these two. And from the season teaser it doesn't look like these two are going to be fast friends anytime soon...

41 comments
terifairy1
terifairy1

I usually like Nene but I thought her saying that about Kandi's ring was wrong. If you can't say anything nice then shut up- 

msmith76
msmith76

Nene is real and owns what she says.  Unlike Kandi who has a history of being two faced. Lets not make more out of Nenes comments about that ugly $7500 ring.

Ceci2468
Ceci2468

Phaedra seems to have a lot of patience with Apollo. He's like a big kid whining and complaining and texting like crazy. She already has two kids, going to school, working, etc. She has a lot going on and he needs to get with the program and grow up. I think perhaps Apollo doesn't have enough to do.

msmith76
msmith76

Did anyone notice how disrespectful Apollo has been to his wife lately?  From yelling at her for scheduling a photo session to rolling his eyes and arguing with her in front of guests.  So it looks like the Con has got his but on his back now that Ms. Phaedra has helped him in his business ventures.  I hope Mr. President was not one of those lets save this marriage babies.  Both of Phaedras children are gorgeous.  Apollo needs to respect Phaedra and have disagreements in a more respectful manner.  Given everything Phaedra has done for him.

brichey38
brichey38

I like the "New NeNe". More reasonable, classy, less angry. Happy!  I was disappointed when she left Gregg. So glad they are back on track. 

Everyday
Everyday

I absolutely love Nene Leaks.........funny and beautiful...nice catch Greg

Beyoncca
Beyoncca

I was shocked to see Porcha doing exactly what Kenya did last season, by accusing her husband of being gay. Didn't Porcha also say ,coming from a private, locally famous family that she believes in "private things are to stay behind closed doors. Porcha is showing herself as a hypocrite this season. 

The cast gave Kenya a hard time for alleging Walter was gay. I wonder if they'll give Porcha the same side eye.

susanzavagli
susanzavagli

because we are dealing with real lets get real........how can Cynthia be so casual about Peters little wheeling and dealing shenanigans behind her back .......she didn't even realise he leased the place and didn't buy it.......come on lets see what really went down when she found out how can she allow this man to make her look stupid and ignorant........I want to see Cynthia give this man hell......Kenya was evicted and I would tend to believe the land lords side of the story Miss USA can't pay her bills with the money she makes on Bravo and all her other ventures she brags about she struts around like a millionaire .....again lets get real ........Porcha is real she is letting us see her real life where she is now......Kandi is a super star and smart we see the real Kandi and we see the real Nene and Phaedra these women work hard for what they have 

Hulali
Hulali

I love how Kandi is careful with her spending!  She has more $$ than all the housewives combine and can easily afford an ultra flashy ring (like Nene's) if she wanted to but she choose something reasonable and absolutely beautiful. I thought it was really shady that Nene would make sure a comment about her ring.

susielyn56
susielyn56

I really like Nene, but I didn't like the comment about Kandi's ring.

suppercat
suppercat

Oh!  my Lord, the Guidices gave a Hermes plate as a gift, while going thru all that legal battle.  Nene do not be surprised if the judgment, if there is one, includes that plate.

DallasDancer
DallasDancer

I gather that Kenya is waiting on everyone else to blog so that she can concoct her elaborate story of a blog. It will be filled with history lessons and quotes from great poets and not an ounce of genuine thoughts or feelings about what happened on the episode. When shall we expect your new rehearsed catch phrase, Kenya?

Rebound
Rebound

That post deposition scene with Porsha broke my heart.  Porsha, surely you see now that this was no relationship.  There was no respect here.  I am so happy you are out of this.  Locking you out, dictating every move you make, refusing to allow you to do anything for yourself?  This is abusive.  For as sad as divorce is, I am so very happy you are out of that extremely unhealthy situation.  When you find that soulmate (and you will) who cherishes everything about you and who loves you and supports you unconditionally, you will look back to this time and wonder how in the world you ever made it through with Kordell even to the point you had.  His method of going about this was beyond wrong, but Porsha, it was a blessing in disguise and the best thing for you because if he wouldn't have done it, you never would have.  Good Luck, God Bless

bridgeportexec@sbcglobal.net
bridgeportexec@sbcglobal.net

Nene your comment that Bravo is using as a tease about Kandi's $7500 engagement ring "If she likes it it's okay" pushing your humongus one in front of the viewer's eyes is totally tasteless! And when you factor in Kandi unlike you is not a short lived wonder, rather a solid talent who can buy and sell you many times overyou should be wise before you find yourself in a pawn shop! Your too too full of yourself girl as your husband pointed out not "you" but "us" when you were opening gifts.

bridgeportexec@sbcglobal.net
bridgeportexec@sbcglobal.net

My comment is directed to the Nene's tease about Kandi's $7500 engagement ring it's okay if she likes it????????

Nene your 15 minutes of fame maybe has been extended, but Kandi's is for real and she can buy and sell you many many times over, so get over yourself and put yourself in the proper prospective and hope you don't have to hit the pawn shops!

sisterhood
sisterhood

Hi, I thought Todd was funny when he said that Porsha and Kordell  marriage was ok until the get fresh crew said something.  I wish Kandi and Todd the best.

BeWiseNotFoolish
BeWiseNotFoolish

 @msmith76

I disagree; especially with your last statement. 

Phaedra married Apollo because she wanted a good looking husband with a nice body. She brags about being an attorney, but she knows she had no business marrying a FELON.  She puts on a 'spiritual' front, but she married someone who clearly isn't spiritual.  Apollo is sick and tired of her fakeness.  She married Apollo knowing the only thing he owns were the clothes he walked out of the penitentiary wearing. He's living off of her money and success and I don't blame him.  She put herself in her current predicament trying to "have one up" and "shine" above other women when she would be doing just as good by herself.  In my opinion, Phaedra disrespected herself thinking she could have a trophy husband who's not socially compatible with her or spiritually aligned with her.  Apollo is using Phaedra in the same manner she's using him.  I agree with you wholeheartedly about her children being gorgeous, but she's going to end up raising them with her mother because Apollo doesn't own two wooden nickels to rub together.

 

msmith76
msmith76

Kandi is fickle.  Lets shout it out she likes to have more money than her boy toys. Aint nothing wrong with that.  However at first she said both Todd and she paid for their home and now it turns out Kandi paid for the home and all Todd does is pay the monthly bills.  Well exactly what does that amount to?  There is no mortgage, so it is just utilities, food, landscaping, house keeping and maybe HOA fees.  So maybe $3,000 to $4,000 a month. As a producer that is chump change for Todd.  However if that is what Kandi agreed to then that is okay. I hope her mom is wrong about Todd.  Kandi desrves to be happy and I hope Todd is the man.

CarlaB
CarlaB

 @Hulali That is Kandi being confident in who she is...she doesn't need to throw bling around to prove who she is and what she has!!

msmith76
msmith76

All NeNe said was the truth.  If Kandi likes her $7,500 ring then she is happy for her.  That was a lot nicer than what Kandi mother had to say. Personally I think it is a hideous ring.

janetkath
janetkath

 @DallasDancer

 Don't hold your breath for a blog from Kenya (I will not be dismissed) Moore.  She has been dismissed by the ladies and the viewers and is probably in denial as to why.  When Cynthia tried to point out how her behavior last season has affected the cast, Kenya' response was to try and blame everyone else as usual.  I hate seeing someone making such a fool of themselves and wish Bravo had done her the favor of not bringing her back.

msmith76
msmith76

Don't hate.  NeNe ring is fabulous.  Kandi ring is hideous.  However if Kandi likes it than NeNe lis happy for her.  Those words were kind and did not cross th eline.  Unlike Kandi mother who said that Todd needs to buy her a real ring. I

Nastybaby
Nastybaby

 @bridgeportexec@sbcglobal.net  I have grown to like NeNe, but was very disappointed in her comment about the ring as well.  Didn't Todd purchase the ring himself??  What about NeNe's ring: who purchased that??  Was it Greg or NeNe??  Why even compare?  I get that she doesn't like Kandi, but there's no need for that type of cattiness.  You never know what will happen with your life down the road.  Take a look at so many celebrities who've fallen on hard times.  

janetkath
janetkath

 @bridgeportexec@sbcglobal.net

 Sadly Nene has come a long way but is still in need of work.  I commend her for her tolerance of Kenya's antics so far.  This shows she has grown but is still in need of improvement.  Old habits die hard.  At least she has taken steps in the right direction.  It takes time to change and she will fall again before she gets it right.

DallasDancer
DallasDancer

 @bridgeportexec@sbcglobal.net

 Everyone keeps making mention of this scene. I didn't even see this, where was I? Did she say this to Kandi or in one of those one on one interviews? Here I was giving Nene props for not choking Kenya and walking away and she has to dig. What problem does she have with Kandi? And then every year at the reuinion Nene swears up and down that she doesn't hate on Kandi, then every year she makes it a point to put Kandi down. I don't get it.

Rebound
Rebound

 @bridgeportexec@sbcglobal.net I was disappointed in that comment too.  Not a nice thing to say at all - or to even think, and only made her look bad for saying it.  Bad move.

yolsmoo87
yolsmoo87

 @bridgeportexec@sbcglobal.net   Nene just showed that she's a little jealous of Kandi because as we all know, Kandi is a multimillionaire with businesses that are making millions on top of millions so I expect Nene to continue to throw shade at Kandi all season as she  has already.

BrooklynBravo
BrooklynBravo

@bridgeportexec@sbcglobal.netThat comment showed how classless and Nene can be how much she hasn't changed. It was underhanded, unnecessary and just nasty. Kandi is one of the few people on reality TV who truly didn't need to do a show for financial reasons. Kandi has longevity and Nene should know that she will be a footnote in TV history where as Kandi has and will continue to have a storied career. 

Ceci2468
Ceci2468

 @msmith76 Actually, I thought it was said that he sold his house and contributed to the cost of this house. Thus, he said if they break up he doesn't want to lose out on his investment in the house. How can you know if $3,000-$4,000 i chump change for Todd? You don't know what his bills are. Regardless, if Kandi was o.k. with Todd paying absolutely nothing then who are we to tell her otherwise. It's her damn money.

Ceci2468
Ceci2468

 @msmith76 It's not so much what Nene said but the way she said it (sarcastically). If Kandi's ring cost $200 or if she decided not to get a ring at all, that's Kandi and Todd's business. They can do what they want.

msmith76
msmith76

Agreed!  Lets start a campaign to get Kenya Fake Morre off of RHOA.  The show is centered around true drama not manufactured drama.  Hey has anyone noticed that Kenya said she was getting paid $600,000 per year and it is a lie? I vote to get rid of her.

Nastybaby
Nastybaby

 @janetkath  @DallasDancer I wholeheartedly agree.  I don't know what will make Kenya realize how foolish she looks--or maybe she does't care (maybe, as NeNe indicated, she is simply trying to beef up her storyline).  I just wish she would stop though.  I don't even want to watch the show when she's on.  In fact, I think I will just change the channel.

msmith76
msmith76

Nene keeps it real and admits to her mistakes unlike Kandi who always has an excuse.  She never apologizes for her two faced actvities.

Ceci2468
Ceci2468

 @DallasDancer  I don't get the animosity either. I know they had a little tiff in Season 2 when Kandi first came on. I guess some people just don't like each other no matter what (even without a real reason). I was hoping that Nene and Kandi could move past that and become friends. They seemed to have been getting along when they took that trip to Miami. Oh well.

msmith76
msmith76

Kandi is a little gheto thug whose biggest claim to fame lately has been "I dont want no scrubs". Too bad it seems that is what she likes. HELLO!

astacalombado
astacalombado

 @BrooklynBravo

 Exactly the New Normal has been canceled! Little by little her 15 mins are becoming less and less...

msmith76
msmith76

Nene agrees.  If that ugly ring makes kandi happy she is happy for her.  Aint nothing shady about that.  You just can't handle the truth.

msmith76
msmith76

Nene 15 minutes of fame has certainly lasted longer than all her fake friends, Sheree, Kim Zolciak, and the others whose names I forget.  Sounds like you think that hideous $7500 ring is legitimate.  Maybe you have a converstaion with Kandi's mother.