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Is That You?! 9 Popular Music Videos We Didn’t Realize Claudia Jordan Was The Star Of

May 20th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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While Claudia Jordan can’t seem to find the right man in real life on Real Housewives of Atlanta she stayed arm-in-arm with a good looking guy during her days as a video model. After noticing Jordan in a throwback video on my favorite channel, VH1 Soul, I did some digging and realized she’s been in quite a few visual clips since the early ’90s, and you probably never noticed. Here are just a few of her big appearances from kicking it with The Backstreet Boys to mixing and mingling with Joe and Dru Hill.

RHOA Reunion Finale: NeNe Breaks Down And All The Ladies Run To Her Aid–Except Kandi

May 11th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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It’s a wrap, ladies, and gents! We’ve finally completed season seven. But before we click our heels in excitement at the end of yet another stressful season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” we must chat about everything that went down in the RHOA reunion finale. Shall we?

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Peter Confirms Whether Or Not NeNe Wanted Some Of His Sexual Chocolate

When the second RHOA reunion episode aired last Sunday, it concluded with NeNe screaming at Kenya about incorrectly claiming she flirted with Peter while married to her ride-or-die boo, Gregg. As we started the third and last episode, Andy Cohen asked Peter what exactly he had to say about such claims. Despite he and Cynthia’s issues with NeNe, he backed NeNe up saying, “Nothing inappropriate ever happened.” He also went on to defend Kenya in the same breath. According to Peter, he and NeNe have a similar personality, so even though some may have mistaken their past encounters as flirting, it was never anything like that. He also felt that because Kenya and Apollo had similar personalities, their encounters were also mistaken for flirtatious ones.

Nah. I think we can all agree that Kenya was flirting. She may not have actually wanted to sleep with Apollo, but she flirted with that man (and at times, did so to get under Phaedra’s skin)…

Phaedra, Cynthia Read Each Other For Filth, Kenya Brings Out The Nay-Nay In RHOA Reunion Part II

May 4th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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It was another pretty explosive #RHOA reunion on Sunday. Kandi was brought to tears while speaking about her wounded relationship with Phaedra, Cynthia and Phaedra threw their best shade about winning cases, plus size modeling and pipe dreams, and NeNe called Kenya everything but a child of God after being accused of flirting with Peter. Let’s chat about all the shenanigans we witnessed on the RHOA Reunion Part II!

RHOA Finale: Mama Joyce Sort Of Apologizes To Todd, Apollo Comes Calling, And NeNe Takes Broadway

April 19th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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After months of name-calling, bickering, African side pieces, Roger Bobbs, pseudo truces, and major successes, we’ve finally made it to the season finale of RHOA! *Does a little jig on the couch*

But did season seven go out with a bang? Let’s talk about all that went down on Sunday’s season finale and get ourselves mentally prepared for the reunion.

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If She Can Make It There, She Can Make It Anywhere

As the episode begins, NeNe, Gregg and their son Brentt stroll down the streets of Times Square, heading towards the theater where she will make her debut as the wicked stepmother in Cinderella. As they enter and stand on the empty stage, NeNe gets emotional when she thinks about how far she has come, and all the expectations she has on her back for opening night.

“My Mother Didn’t Raise Me”: NeNe Breaks Down In Tears In RHOA Reunion Preview

April 16th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Thank the Lord! The seventh season of Real Housewives of Atlanta is finally coming to an end after months and months worth of episodes (and drama). The season finale airs on Sunday, and afterward, we will have to sit through yet another tense three-part reunion special.

Bravo has released a teaser for the reunion, and while the ladies look nice dressed in all white (trying to get their Solange on), they’re not playing nice.

Claudia is throwing jabs at NeNe’s hair, Porsha is laughed at for calling the scepter Kenya had in her face last reunion a “specter,” Cynthia and Phaedra go at it, and Phaedra gives the real deal about what life with Apollo was like.

But the scene from the reunion that everyone will probably be talking about is NeNe breaking down in tears after talking to Dr. Jeff about her relationship with her mother–or lack thereof. The original RHOA cast member ends up storming off of the stage as she refuses to bring up her mom.

In the end, that tough moment (and how she works through it) seems to bring the women together for hugs and reconciliation.

But then again, you never know what you’re really going to see with good ol’ Bravo editing…

Check out the preview of the reunion below and be prepared for yet another emotional rollercoaster when the reunion airs April 26:

RHOA Ep. 21: Long-Distance Love, Saving Our Sons, And Claudia’s Obsession With NeNe…

April 12th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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What was really going on during Sunday night’s episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta? How did a positive event that was supposed to support the youth turn into a verbal sparring match between NeNe and Claudia? Child, we were not here for it. Let’s talk about those shenanigans and everything else that went down during RHOA Ep. 21.

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Noelle’s First Homecoming Dance

As Sunday’s episode begins, Cynthia is helping her daughter, Noelle, prepare for homecoming. Noelle has grown up pretty fast since we last saw her trying to have a little boyfriend in season six. Looking exactly like her mom and her famous dad, Leon, Noelle has her hair and makeup done to the nines for her big night. Kenya comes by to help her learn how to walk in homecoming with confidence and work the room (“I’m all about the boys and getting glammed up!”), and after teaching her how to strut in a gorgeous black and white sequin gown with a big skirt, Noelle is ready to own homecoming! She better work…

RHOA Ep. 20: Kenya And Phaedra Kiss And Make Up After Two Years Of Strife

April 6th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Pigs are officially getting their breaststroke on in the sky, because something we never thought would happen came to fruition during Sunday’s episode of RHOA: Phaedra and Kenya shed tears, resolved their issues and prayed together. Only miracles like that can happen on resurrection Sunday!

But that’s not the only thing that happened. Let’s talk about all that went down on RHOA Ep. 20.

Reconciliations And Beef Between NeNe And Kandi? What Went Down During This Weekend’s RHOA Reunion Taping

March 31st, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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The day begins in Atlanta! #Wig

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I’m not exactly sure when this season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” will end (last season literally lasted for more than six months), but the finale must be looming because the ladies taped the reunion this past weekend. There weren’t any fights, which is all I can really tell you about it. But NeNe Leakes filled her fans in on what she can say went down. She couldn’t say too much, be she hinted that she may have unexpectedly made peace with most of the women on the show–everyone except one…

Here’s what she posted on Instagram:

So many of you have asked me how was The ATL Housewives Reunion! What did I wear and how was my hair LOL! Obviously I can't speak on it but I can say these things….(1) I feel like I been in a daze for the past few days! Really mentally drained (2) I went in feeling very at peace and I had mentally accepted things I could not change. (3) I had made my mind up that there were people I would NEVER talk to again in life….but God! Won't he do it! #RHOAREUNION #WAIT4IT PS: I don't think I will be writing anymore blogs. What I wanna do is let you write my blogs! So I'm gonna choose 3 blogs to post each week on my website after the remaining episodes. I'll let you tell me what you think of my NEW jealous hater & the rest of the girls. I'll post more information on how to do that💋 come on help me out…write my blog & keep it real even if you say something about me, I'll accept it👍 PSS: because you have money & things, that doesn't mean your not a jealous person! Think people

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Based on a recent blog post she wrote, the person she seems dead set on calling a hater is most likely Kandi Burruss. In case you missed it, here’s what Leakes previously said about the successful singer/songwriter:

Kandi, I always knew you didn’t like me but you truly showed me how hateful and jealous you are! You don’t have a real reason to be mad. You should be mad that you were MIA on your friend but you chose to throw salt on me because I was just a shoulder for Phaedra. There’s no where in this season where you see me saying negative things about you! You said all those things about me because you fail as a friend! If I were you, I would call Dr. Jeff for help #girlbye

So expect these two to bump heads during the reunion.

As for how the taping went for everyone else, Andy Cohen, Kenya Moore, Kandi Burruss and Claudia Jordan walked away with nothing but good things to say–for the most part.

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Thank goodness! After last season’s reunion, I can’t take too many more wild fights and arguments. Maybe Dr. Jeff returns and holds a Kumbaya session with the ladies? We’ll have to wait and see…

Will You Watch? NeNe Leakes And Kim Zolciak Get New Spinoff Show

March 30th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Today, Bravo announced their new television lineup. Included in the network’s ten new shows and four returning series, is a new show featuring “Real Housewives of Atlanta” veterans NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak.

If you’ve been watching Kim and NeNe, you may have noticed that they’ve been on great terms as of late, putting their differences to the side and rekindling their friendship. Whether it was genuine or orchestrated as a business move, it looks like it’s all working out.

The ladies’ new series is called “NeNe and Kim: Road to Riches.” Bravo describes the series as follows:

Atlanta’s “most driven” housewives— NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak Biermann— drive out of their comfort zones and across the country to discover America on a one-of-a-kind adventure. The road to LA may be paved with good intentions, but that doesn’t mean they won’t occasionally drive each other crazy.

Cute… but also strikingly similar to “Tiny and Shekinah’s Weave Trip.”

Either way, what do you think about the premise of the show and NeNe and Kim reuniting? Will you be watching?

A Note On Phaedra, Kenya And The Misconceptions About Forgiveness

March 30th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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So there I was, tired as all get-out, watching and live-tweeting “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” I spent a good part of the day (from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.) at church, singing in my choir for Palm Sunday. By the time it hit 8 p.m. EST, I was already ready to be in bed. However, a lively debate woke me up as I tweeted, and while it came about because of the reality show, it wasn’t necessarily a debate about the ladies.

It was a debate about what it means to forgive.

If you watched last night’s episode, I’m sure you peeped the scene where Kandi and Phaedra talked about Phaedra’s newfound friendship with NeNe. Despite the ugly things NeNe said about Phaedra in the past, she managed to change and has grown to like the Southern belle. Phaedra chose to forgive and forget because NeNe has been a supportive shoulder to cry on as she’s watched Apollo get himself thrown back into prison—this time, with two kids directly impacted by his decisions.

According to Kandi, who still cares very little for NeNe, if Phaedra can forgive her, it should be a cake walk when it comes to forgiving Kenya.

It’s safe to say that Phaedra was not feeling that idea, calling it “a matter of opinion.” And if you’ve watched past seasons, I’m sure you know why Phaedra would be hesitant to make amends with Kenya. Despite Apollo admitting that Kenya never tried to sleep with him as he had previously claimed, the two did admit to sending text messages to one another without Phaedra’s knowledge (they claimed the messages were about business). Plus, our own eyes watched Kenya flirt with Apollo during their trip to Anguilla, and in Mexico, even doing so in front of Phaedra’s face. At a certain point, it went from being the harmless behavior of an overly flirtatious person, to being outright disrespectful. But alas, both Apollo and Kenya were in the wrong.

So with that in mind, I asked whether or not Kandi had oversimplified everything based on the actions both NeNe and Kenya displayed in the past. One talked trash while the other flirted with Phaedra’s husband AND talked trash.

While it would be nice to see Phaedra let bygones be bygones, let’s not pretend like this is such a simple task, especially when all parties involved are clearly still hurt.

Kenya actually felt some type of way about the question I tweeted. She responded to it by saying that it didn’t matter what she did to her in the past–if Phaedra is the Christian she claims to be, she should be able to forgive easily.

Kenya Moore tweet

I understand what Kenya is trying to say, but I disagree about the following two things:

For one, people tend to forgive and let go of pain at their own pace. Every time these women get together for a trip or a dinner, they’re trying to force a peace treaty to happen so that the offender can have a clear conscience. This happened in the Philippines. But did we not just watch Kenya get a kick out of helping Cynthia confront Phaedra about rumors that she was cheating in front of everyone? Now, a few weeks later, you want someone to “engage” in a conversation with you to make peace? It’s not always that simple.

And secondly, with this group of women, and many other people, they believe that with forgiveness comes immediate friendship.

Please don’t play yourself.

Sometimes people can forgive and find it possible to be friends with someone after all the betrayal and shenanigans. Phaedra did that with NeNe. And even NeNe did that with former housewife Kim Zolciak, and vice versa. But every person is different. At the end of the day, just because I forgive you for something harsh you did to me doesn’t mean that you haven’t displayed a character flaw that makes it hard for me to trust you again. Being cordial, being pleasant and being supportive when one needs such support is a lot different from, I forgave you, now let’s be BFFs.

To me, that’s where Kenya always has gone wrong. People can forgive you and not necessarily want to be associated with you. That’s just something you have to know and move on from. At the end of the day, forgiveness is about that person—they are moving past a certain attitude or feeling of vengefulness caused by a specific offense on your part. But that doesn’t mean they want to be chummy with you, and that’s okay.

So for everyone who assumes that forgiveness equates to friendship, pump your brakes. As for Phaedra, while I can’t fault her for being upset, she should forgive Kenya. Holding on to that bitterness will only hurt her (and halt her blessings as a professed Christian) down the line. But as for Kandi, Kenya and the like, they need to allow her to forgive and move forward when it feels best for HER to do so. To force it for the cameras would be phony. At the end of the day, one can forgive you for the pain you’ve caused, but not everyone is down to forget about the person you’ve proven yourself to be.