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There is something inherently humbling about apologizing. It’s the action of admitting that “I am wrong, and you were right.” Maybe that’s why it’s so hard to do for some people.
However, after watching this year’s batch of reality television so far, I saw a few instances where people should have apologized, but they didn’t.
So let’s break down these times, and share any that you felt I missed.
As someone who has been watching “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” since season 1, I’ve followed Nene’s portrayal faithfully. There were times where I rooted for her, times when her behavior made me roll my eyes, but all-in-all I’ve only wanted to see the best in her.
On the previous episode of RHOA I was in awe of her growth as she sat down with Dr. Jeff and expressed how she wanted to do a group therapy session and wanted to be held to the same standards that the other girls were. I was like: “Yes, Nene! Yes!”
But then, on the Ides of March, I felt like I’d been betrayed. I had this grandiose article planned on singing her praises, but when the episode of the actual therapy session aired I felt like I set myself up for failure. Why, Kendra?!
But then I realized that in the end all wasn’t lost. Why? Because Nene has indeed grown.
Here’s the thing about humans, we’re not perfect. We’re going to set standards for others, and want grace for ourselves. We’re going to have laser focus on where others have missed the mark and have very convenient amnesia when we do as well.
But the thing that I feel is very true about Nene’s portrayal is that she has shown the propensity for growth.
Now, I know what some of you might be thinking, but just follow me with this.
Granted, Nene missed the mark in that therapy session, but she was the one who brought it up. She set it up, and I feel as though her intentions might have been noble in doing so.
There are a lot of time when we might mess up, and even fewer times when we might try to openly fix it. Even if Nene allowed herself to become too defensive, and miss an opportunity for improvement, I can’t knock her for opening the door to that opportunity.
Something that has stuck with me from a psychology course in college is that a person’s personality is usually set by the age of four. Not meaning that they’ll always act like a four year old, but if you are consistently selfish at four, then you’ll probably stay that way for the rest of your life. If you’re consistently giving by the age of four, you’ll stay that way. So I’ve always kept that in the back of my mind when interacting with other people, and with raising my own daughter.
But seeing this emergence of Nene was proof to me that no matter how old a person is, they still have the potential to move beyond their initial state.
Age is a funny thing because sometimes it can make us feel as though time is running out. However, I feel that if you can look back on your life, see things that you want to change, and then attempt it, that’s admirable.
Nene started off on the series as a wife (though she was auditioning for acting roles, we didn’t see that on the series). Then she was advocating for women’s health and offering a hand to domestic abuse victims. We then saw her get her first mainstream acting role, then hosting gigs, and then star on Broadway.
Even though Nene hasn’t always been a beacon of maturity, she has been a light to those who might be afraid to change their lives. Though her behavior has been disappointing at times, she has still made the effort to attempt a change. For me, the important thing is that even if you do fail, it’s important to at least try. Take it from Nene, it’s never too late to make an effort.
RHOA Episode 15: Phaedra Tries To Go Oops Upside Kenya’s Head After She Accuses Her Of Being A Cheater
RHOA is back! And the drama continues…
In this week’s episode (RHOA Episode 15), we saw Phaedra move on with life as Apollo turned himself into prison. We saw the allegations about her cheating with an African man named Chocolate spread. And we also saw Phaedra try and hit Kenya with a purse for yapping off at the mouth. It was a crazy episode as usual. Let’s talk about it!
Apollo Leaves Home As Phaedra Returns
As the episode begins, we see that Phaedra is adjusting to life without Apollo with the help of her assistant Kalisha. The ladies move out of their hotel and back into the home she shared with Apollo now that he has turned himself in to begin his sentence. According to Phaedra, since Apollo went in, their son Ayden has been going through mood swings and asking “Why didn’t we save my dad?” With that in mind, Phaedra considers the possibility of putting Ayden in therapy in the hopes that they can move forward as a family, and be happy, without Apollo.
There’s only one word to describe everything we witnessed during this week’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta”: crazy. From Claudia going to Rickey Smiley about her issues with Porsha, to Kenya trying to have D. Woods of Danity Kane play her OLDER sister in her new show, and Apollo’s outburst at his home with Phaedra, crazy is the name of the game. Let’s chat about all that went down in those 60 minutes.
Claudia Is Mad Stressed…Over Porsha?
Kenya and Cynthia stop by Claudia’s new and improved pad to see how she’s living after a few months in the ATL. And while the apartment is in good shape, Claudia? Not so much. She tells Cynthia and Kenya about falling out with Porsha at the Dish Nation party, and eventually starts crying. She claims that Porsha’s treatment of her is similar to how she was treated in high school by her classmates because she is biracial: “I don’t deserve this. ” But ironically, Claudia doesn’t plan on taking back what she had to say about Porsha in front of everyone about her alleged married sugar daddy. And yet, she doesn’t understand why Porsha doesn’t want anything to do with her…
“A Mother’s Love” Tanks, Claudia And Porsha Do Battle And Apollo Threatens Phaedra: RHOA Ep. 13 Recap
We weren’t able to chat with you last night or share this with you earlier because our attention was solely on the Grammys yesterday. But if you are looking to chat about what went down on last night’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” let’s get to it!
“Life Twirls On” As Kenya Moore Tries To Get Her Own TV Show
As the episode begins, Kenya Moore meets up with Demetria McKinney’s man, Roger Bobb, to pitch him a new show loosely based on her life. It’s called “Life Twirls On,” and the main character is a retired supermodel married to a white man. Yeah, “loosely based” might be an understatement.
In the story, Moore also tries to throw shade at her foes. There is a character named “NoNo,” who is a 50-year-old cross-gendered pole dancer trying to make the main character’s life a living hell (based off of NeNe of course). Then there are two other characters clearly based off on Phaedra and Porsha. On top of that, she wants Meagan Good, Christina Milian and even Eddie Murphy to have a part on her show.
While Moore is tickled by her ideas, Roger Bobb doesn’t sound too crazy about them. He tells her that he would be able to help her out in some way, but he probably wouldn’t be able to work on the show since he has other programs to worry about in LA. Try again, boo.
Last fall, Porsha Williams expressed that she was blindsided by Bravo’s decision to demote her from a full-time cast member to a friend of the cast.
“After a long season of filming, and giving my all, I was blindsided by the announcement from the network that I was demoted from ‘Housewife Status,’ but would remain on the show in a ‘Friend’ capacity.”
Many wondered what this would mean for Williams’ future with “Real Housewives of Atlanta” after this season. However, now that we’re more than halfway through the current season, the 33-year-old reality star is confident that Bravo will offer to restore her to full-time Housewife status.
“It would surprise me if it wasn’t offered just because of the response that I get through all of my social media,” she recently told Radar Online. “Even though I wasn’t a full-time housewife, I was very much very vocal this season. I was around and I was a part of every single storyline as you can see.”
The Go Naked Hair founder went on to say that she believes fans are interested in seeing more of her.
“I see a lot of people who are very vocal about [the fact that] they want to see more of myself, more of my story, where’s my life now, what I am doing with my businesses,” she shared.
“They’re very interested and I think that’s a great thing.”
As for whether or not she’d be down for becoming a full-time cast member again, it seems that she would be…once she gets over being demoted in the first place.
“I signed up for reality television three years ago, so why not follow it through?” she explains. “I’ve been going back and forth in my mind with that.”
“I really had to do some soul searching and see if it was the right thing for me and I feel like I’m in a good place right now,” she added.
Were you disappointed by Porsha’s demotion? Are you ready to see her return as a full-time cast member?
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Yesterday, we told you about Nene Leakes firing off a stern cease and desist letter to Kenya Moore. Apparently, Leakes was disturbed by some of the things Moore had said about her. In a bold attempt to let Nene (and the rest of the world) know that she ain’t never scared, Moore posted a snapshot of the letter and shared it on Instagram. But she didn’t stop there, now she’s doing press about the letter.
“I have not done anything to warrant this,” the 44-year-old reality star told the New York Daily News.
According to Kenya, Leakes, who also sent a C&D letter to Claudia Jordan, is simply being a control freak.
“I think this is a way for her to control everyone and everything around her,” she reasoned. “However, she cannot control freedom of speech particularly when she has done and said worse over the course of seven years to numerous housewives.”
Moore then went on to recall some of the terrible things Leakes has said about her in the past.
“(NeNe) has called me a liar, crazy, insinuated I was sleeping around, and stated I should be fired amongst a host of other things, however, her opinion of me has never mattered,” said the “Celebrity Apprentice” star. “I do wish she finds peace.”
As much as Moore may try to brush off the threatening letter, Leakes’ attorney Akil Secret means business.
“If any future post, directed as Ms. Leakes, are defamatory, aggressive legal action will result. If Ms. Moore has any doubts about what constitutes defamation, she should seek legal advice before posting on the blog.”
Do you think NeNe overreacted when she threatened to take legal action against Kenya?
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“Here’s To The Next Mrs. Stewart!” Burnt Friend Contracts, Apollo’s Apology And Claudia And Kordell’s Connection: RHOA Ep. 12
What did we learn from Sunday night’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta”? Well, loose ‘drawls’ and limited alcohol intake are good for making babies, friend contracts burn easily, and you can’t take Kenya Moore anywhere without homegirl acting all the way up. Let’s chat about all that went down on RHOA ep. 12.
NeNe Recounts Her Puerto Rican Vacay, Which Was A Low-Key Trip From Hell
After all the drama in Puerto Rico, NeNe is back home and is picked up by her husband (aka, her personal slave if you ask Claudia), Gregg. She tells him that the ladies, with their “negative energy,” tried to come for her, even though it was honestly the other way around. She shares with Gregg how a joke about Claudia drinking from Kenya’s glass went left, and how she ended up telling Claudia that her cl*t had left her body. Despite being surprised that NeNe brought ‘NayNay’ to Puerto Rico, Gregg is proud of his boo for apologizing and trying to be the bigger person. You know there’s nothing NeNe could do to disappoint her man, even when it’s messy/questionable to everyone else.
Well, Porsha Williams and Claudia Jordan have graduated from acquaintances to enemies. On Sunday night’s episode, we witnessed the co-stars have it out, but as usual; the beef has spilled over into real time. In a recent interview with OK! Magazine, Porsha addressed the feud, Jordan’s allegations that she’s a kept woman and shared some choice words to say about her fellow media personality.
“Claudia’s attack was out of nowhere and I’ll always pray for my enemies and hope they find peace in their lives,” Williams explained. “She and I were not necessarily considered friends, but I had never spoken ill towards her, of her or tried to call her out.”
According to the 33-year-old reality star, Jordan initially tried to be her friend, but when those advances were declined, she chose to be an enemy.
“We had a professional relationship at Radio/Dish Nation. I know she wanted more of a friendship, but I have said previously I didn’t feel right about opening up to her.”
And then, Porsha went in for the kill, shading the “Ricky Smiley Morning Show” personality by pointing out both her professional and personal failures.
“Claudia had already told me she had gotten fired from her show in New York and could no longer afford her lifestyle. She basically burned some bridges, had a lot of professional let downs and no love life, which led her straight to Atlanta. RHOA was her last shot at the stardom she desired. If you add up all that heartbreak and shattered dreams that will leave you a thirsty 41-year-old has-been.”
In retrospect, Williams says that she made the right call by passing on Jordan’s offer to be friends.
“Claudia is a ‘Mini Kenya’ just as I predicted when we met, even though she swore that her friendship with Kenya would not affect her actions towards me but clearly that was a lie. I just wish she would get her facts straight.”
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There used to be a time that after all of my hard work throughout the day I could come home (or to my dorm), kick my feet up, and veg out to some reality television. Yes, some of the people involved were incredibly petty, and didn’t seem to have a full grasp on reality, but it was entertaining.
But now… I don’t know. Maybe I’ve gotten too old to enjoy it? They say that most things in life will have a season, and maybe my enjoyment of reality television is coming to an end?
However, until I stop tuning in every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights, can I just say that I’m getting a little annoyed with this reality season’s shenanigans? The year, literally, just started and my eyes are already exhausted from eye rolling. Let’s go through the list, and feel free to add your own. Let’s commiserate together!