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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.
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!
Kenya’s Moore’s messy track record is no secret. She can be quite petty. But if this latest stunt is indeed hers, homegirl might have sunken to a new low.
So here’s what happened.
Earlier this week readers of RealityTea started sending the site the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” flyers they had seen around Atlanta. But these flyers were different. Turning a phrase from the police brutality protests, the posters said “Black Wives Matter.”
Clearly, spinning a phrase from a cause and an issue that has literally cost people their lives, is very tasteless.
And the viewers wanted answers. Who did this?
Well, RealityTea reached out to Bravo and the network responded:
“These posters were not created by or in any way affiliated with Bravo.”
Shortly after that, a company reached out to RealityTea kinda sorta taking responsibility for printing and posting the flyers. But what’s interesting about this ‘apology’ is that they implicated Kenya Moore in the whole idea.
“To whom it may concern,
We would like to start by apologizing for our involvement in the Black Wives Matter Bravo TV Real Housewives of Atlanta posters. This was never supposed to happen the way it did. We are part of a design team from Chicago that also works out of New York City. We were hired by who we believe was a representative of Ms. Kenya Moore in early December to design and print these posters.
We are deeply sorry for propagating social injustice and pain in America. We are coming out about this because it has conflicted with our morals as a multi-racial design team. Major corporations and celebrities continue to exploit our culture for economic gain and as designers need to begin to stand our ground.
Unfortunately through the Atlanta team’s manipulation techniques they are attempting to gain recognition through controversy and we feel this is immoral. This must stop NOW. Bravo and their affiliates must be held accountable because they continue to promote bad role models and distract our culture of the critical issues facing our country.
To prove it was us we attached the original .PSD file with all the separate image layers. The posters were sent early Jan to a PO box in Atlanta. We do not know who put them up or where but we sent 50 total. We are trying to stop the rest from being put up. We are deeply sorry to anyone this hurt or angered. Again, we cannot apologize enough for allowing this period of cultural havoc to break down our already fragile society.”
Umm…Kenya is not my favorite person on television, but this scatterbrained idea plus this ‘throw you under the bus’ statement is just ridiculous.
First, if Kenya was the one who asked the company to print the flyers, their antennae should have gone up they read the words “Black Wives Matter.” Now, a printing company doesn’t have to protect their clients against any backlash but I do think it’s odd that they were so willing to name Kenya when they merely think it was a representative for her.
Considering that they provided the original file, they should have also provided the receipts showing that they believed it was Kenya’s rep behind this. Thirdly, it just seems odd that Kenya would be promoting the show in this way. RHOA is not struggling for ratings and if she wanted people to watch, posting flyers on the side of random buildings just seems outdated and unlikely. She has plenty of social media clout. And ultimately, it’s Bravo’s job to promote their programing, typically on the medium in which it will be consumed: television and the internet.
The whole thing is just off. And in the messy world that is reality television and particularly RHOA, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone were trying to set Kenya up.
What do you think about all of this?
If you’ve seen Porsha Williams for any length of time, you know that the girl stays with a weave. Long ones. Whether she’s doing Farrah Fawcett curls, big, loose curls or rocking it bone straight, we’ve yet to see her without her signature strands.
That was true until last week when Porsha gave us a very short glimpse into what her real hair looks like.
Take a look at the picture below.
And hours later she was back to this.
And the finished product looked like this.
Porsha looks good either way and in the industry she’s in, she certainly needs to protect her real strands. But her natural hair is pretty impressive too. It would be nice to see that every once in a while. What do you think?
Quick to back down is not a phrase you can use to describe the newest member of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Demetria McKinney. The firecracker stopped by our office last week, and though we already shared her opinion on some of the pop culture happenings in the latest episode of Did Y’all See? What y’all haven’t seen yet are her sharp comebacks for miss Phae Phae.
Throughout the season Phaedra has been throwing all sorts of shade Demetria’s way, from snide remarks about her age and career aspirations to questioning whether Roger Bobb will ever put a ring on the 35-year-old’s finger. Well, in our interview, Demetria came for Phaera’s neck — literally — and made it clear she doesn’t want Apollo (in case that’s what her castmate’s problem is) and, as a matter of fact, she’s “happy in what she’s in” with her eight-year boo thang.
Check out the full interview above and hear Demetria’s thoughts on Kenya and Nene too. What do you think?
NeNe And Claudia Bicker, Demetria And Phaedra Make Peace, And Porsha’s Married African Boo Is Put On Blast: RHOA Ep. 11
In this week’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” more shade is thrown in Puerto Rico, apologies are handed out, accusations are made about folks dating married African men, and Demetria finally has her time to shine. Let’s chat about everything that went down between the ladies in RHOA Ep. 11 and finally figure out who the real puppetmaster is…
This week we have a special treat for “Did Y’all See?” Instead of just talking about the ladies of the Real Housewives of Atlanta like we normally do, we invited one to sit down with us and tell us how she feels about all the messiness going on on her show.
Demetria McKinney, who’s already been the brunt of some rather harsh ish-talking on RHOA, stopped by the office and she didn’t hold back when it came to her thoughts on Nene and Phaedra coming for her. We also got Demetria to weigh in on Nicki Minaj and Safaree’s dwindling love story and her castmate Claudia Jordan getting busted talking stuff about Tiny. Watch and see what she had to say in the video above.
“Passed Around Sl*t!” Tiny Slams Claudia Jordan Over “Pig” Jokes From Old Radio Show That Have Resurfaced
Claudia Jordan started this week out on top after proving that she wasn’t scared of NeNe Leakes and defending herself pretty well during their back-and-forth on Sunday’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta episode. But it’s only Wednesday, and yet, things have gone left for the radio personality and reality TV star.
It seems that after NeNe Leakes called Jordan a “half-breed” during their argument this past weekend, and Jordan described the statement as a hurtful “low blow” on “Watch What Happens Live,” Leakes’ fans started digging up all kinds of disparaging video and audio from Jordan’s past. First there was video of Jordan at an event joking about how it was too dark in the venue, so she could only see the eyes and teeth of those with a darker complexion.
She tried to explain those statements as a joke taken out of context:
“…that was 6 years ago. I have grown so much since then. It was a joke that was used against me.”
But nothing comes close to the audio people are passing around (which seems to have been on YouTube for a while now) of Jordan during her Foxxhole days years ago. In the audio clip from the old Sirius XM episode, Jordan is heard tearing into Tameka “Tiny” Cottle during a story about T.I. and his legal troubles. In it, Jordan is brutal when speaking on Tiny’s looks, along with fellow co-host, Johnny Mack, comparing her looks to a piggy bank and joking about her possibly having Down Syndrome. It wasn’t pretty:
This was clearly years before Tiny brought her along to be on the short-lived VH1 talk show, “Tiny Tonight.” And Tiny wasn’t aware of the ugly things that were said by Jordan about her. As I said, after Sunday’s “RHOA” episode, this audio was passed around, and it somehow ended up right in front of Tiny. To say that she was pissed after listening to it would be a lie–she was furious. This is what she wrote early this morning on Twitter:
Instead of trying to say that these were jokes also used against her, Jordan was apologetic this time around and told everyone she would say sorry on the “Rickey Smiley Show” this morning. When that audio becomes available, we’ll be sure to add it in this post:
As it turns out, Jordan ended up breaking down and tearing up over her comments while apologizing on the show. Afterwards, she took to Twitter again to speak on taking responsibility for hurtful choices:
Wow is all I can say to all of this. But what about you? What do you think about Tiny’s statements and Jordan’s choice to publicly apologize to her?
“Your Cl*t Has Left Your Body!”: Phaedra’s Shade, NeNe’s Wrath And Claudia’s Toes Are Unleashed In Puerto Rico: RHOA Ep. 10
I don’t know why these ladies go on group getaways together, knowing good and well they can’t stand one another. But producers already know that sandy beaches and sunshine seem to bring out the worst in the women of Real Housewives of Atlanta. Case in point, tonight’s episode…
Claudia Brings Out The Worst Toes We’ve Ever Seen…
A trip to Puerto Rico (courtesy of Demetria/Roger Bobb) calls for strappy sandals and heels, but unfortunately for Claudia, her toes don’t need to see the light of day. She pulls them out during a visit to the podiatrist in the hopes that a miracle can be worked on her bunion and corns, which she admits are “disgusting.” But there’s no quick fix for her problem. And Kenya, who is supposed to be there for support, does nothing but laugh at Claudia’s “snowcapped mountains” for toes.
Kenya Moore seems to make enemies wherever she goes. And her spot on celebrity apprentice is no different. This time it was Vivica Fox who she sunk her claws into.
Earlier in the year we told you about Kenya stealing Vivica’s smartphone in the middle of filming an episode of the show.
While filming for the series has ended, now that the show is airing on NBC, Vivica is reliving all of that madness. And she still feels a way about it. She took to Twitter to air out her frustrations.
— Vivica A. Fox (@MsVivicaFox) January 6, 2015
But Vivica Fox isn’t the only one lobbying these allegations against Kenya. When Geraldo Rivera was on “Good Morning America” he also said he witnessed some criminal activity.
— Vivica A. Fox (@MsVivicaFox) January 6, 2015
And in the most surprising move of all, Kenya chose not to clapback directly. Instead, a day later she posted this subliminal message on her Instagram page.
And then today:
Truth of the matter is that Kenya has issues with so many different people, this could have been directed at anyone.