Congratulations to Cat Ommanney on the Birth of her Daughter Zara Isabella
From Cat’s facebook:
Zara Isabella arrived 28.12.12 at 3.45pm. She is the most perfect,absolutely delicious little angel, whom we are all delighted to welcome to the world! Hooray for Zara!! ♥
Real Housewives of Atlanta Cast Blogs Blogged by HilDogAtl
Cynthia begins her blog thanking Peter for the wonderful wedding that she had always wanted and that it was simple, exquisite and classy. (I agree, as I am planning a wedding to my beloved fiancé, I have been begging for us to just quietly wed on a secluded beach with only a few individuals as opposed to this huge soiree that I am having to plan to make my Mom and my fiancé and his family happy!) Cynthia then gives her thanks and admiration to their dear friend for helping Peter set up a wonderful event and that it was his idea for the lanterns, which were her favorite part of the ceremony! (Soon to be hubby said as we were watching, are those the lanterns we are having at our wedding…Yes, hun…they are…but our’s have a different meaning as we are lighting our lanterns as a symbol of love to my father, grandmother and my fiance’s aunt who passed this year and are only with us in spirit).
Now down to the nitty gritty! Wait….I lied, Cynthia has touches on her wedding quite a bit more. She explains that she hates surprises and that the wedding vow renewal was the exception to her “no surprises” rule. She goes on to say that she has watched it a 100x over and she still tears up. She can’t figured how Peter was able to pull this off considering all the attendees of the wedding are known to not be able to keep a secret, especially when the booze is flowing. Cynthia then goes on to thank us for being apart of the special occasion. She further goes on to say that she is thankful for the warm wishes, etc. YAWN, YAWN! I’m sorry guys, there’s more but nothing worthy of a recap.
Ummm…here’s a first in recapping the blogs..it’s 4 pages long and there is absolutely nothing but video & Cynthia’s “funny quotes of the episode” on the last two pages…huh? I understand you all are contractually obligated and all to write these but we, the viewer, want your back story and thoughts on the drama! Sorry guys, there was nothing worthy of a quote and she refuses to touch on the whole debacle that went down concerning Porsha & Kenya.
Kandi failed to blog for us last week so we get a twofer. She begins that she was happy that Todd was able to surprise her and come along as the trip would have sucked if she had been the only one without a partner on the trip.
“Well, I didn’t know Kenya very well prior to the trip, but I think I learned a few things along the way. She has a flirtatious personality. Some of the things that she was saying and doing to the other men I thought crossed the line for someone who supposedly wanted to be proposed to on that trip. The whole time I kept thinking ‘Wow, Walter isn’t bothered by some of this?’ Like her flirting with the two men at the party or her bending over in front of Peter, etc. Well, I just came to the assumption that maybe it’s just harmless flirting and Walter already knows and understands that’s just her personality. But even though Walter may understand, Phaedra definitely didn’t. Phaedra does not play about her husband, and she let it be known. LOL!”
Girl, we all saw what you saw. I for one was disgusted. I don’t see how these women just sat around and allowed this to go down in front of them. Had I been Walter, I would have been pissed and even if you are a “flirt” you just don’t act like a two bit hooker.
Kandi then talks about how when she saw Phaedra discussing the whole nasty Jacuzzi because of what she could catch. She then said, we saw that her and Todd did in fact have fun in that Jacuzzi but she was freaked out when Phaedra said something about catching BV and how she’s gonna look like the nasty chick. Kandi tells us she has much respect for Peter remarrying Cynthia and making it a surprise…it was amazing. Kandi ends with letting us know that she wasn’t there for the argument and she’s glad she wasn’t. She wonders if NeNe hadn’t jumped into the middle if it wouldn’t have turned physical. I wish NeNe would have whopped Kenya upside the head. Yes, Porsha did play that card but I just can’t get over what we have seen thus far on screen.
She begins her blog that she is happy the trip to Anguilla is over. I think that we all are. She then touches on how she was the one to start the fight and she was trying to be the bigger person. She takes a jab that Kordell probably thinks his own wife’s story seems off.
“That is a fact, which is also why I chose to apologize for calling someone out on their name despite being attacked and insulted FIRST. Although I am disappointed by my delivery, I stand firm on my message; the message being no one should be verbally abusive and personally attacked for trying to be cordial. No one should judge someone they don’t know. No one should fight for the sake of fighting. No one should hit below the belt. I know better than to get caught in a web of childish rhetoric, and when you know better you do better. I will do better.”
Can’t believe I’m about to say this but I kind of agree with Kenya on this one. It was very distasteful comments and words that came out of Porsha’s mouth and very disappointing. Kenya then says that she never has judged someone or made fun of someone else’s looks and that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. “ Hatefully calling me “Miss Raisin Face, trash, tramp,” is a testament to one’s heartless evil spirit, lack of character, and lack of a good mirror themselves. It was equally disturbing to see someone revel in my pain by laughing and taunting in their personal interviews, but it is telling as to the real person one is versus whom they pretend to be.” Again, agreed!
“I appreciate Cynthia accepting my peace offering, although I did see some tried to make that negative as well. It was a personally autographed copy of a book, my idol Vanessa Williams, wrote. How is this negative in any way and I only received ONE? I don’t even have one myself, so the book was of great value to me. But nonetheless, it was a sincere gesture and I appreciate Ms. Williams for paving a way for Cynthia, countless hopeful young girls, and myself who now thrive in the beauty industry today.” I am sorry but that was not a nice gesture. It was apparent she was attempting to take a dig.
She then goes on to thank NeNe and Phaedra for sticking up for her with the whole Walter thing because we all heard what Walter said on the beach. She says he was clearly there for the drama. WHATEVS!! OMG we all know now she shammed us and is now trying to save face. I tell you the nerve! She also says that Phaedra didn’t take her flirting to heart and all is well because she is an intelligent woman. Barf…honey you won’t be back next year because nothing is real. I could be wrong though. She has brought drama.
“Much has been made about me pressuring a man to marry me. Despite how it seems at times, I’m not crazy. I am, however, a hopeless romantic and appear anxious for marriage on the show to a man who clearly has his own agenda. On the one hand Walter says there are “3 days left and anything can happen… Anguilla would be a beautiful place to get married or elope.” I assure you my behavior is warranted. My mistake started when you rely on a man’s words and not his ACTIONS” Lies..all lies. I don’t even wish to touch on this because nothing is real but it’s my duty to you all. She then goes on to say that we don’t see what couples talk about , blah, blah, blah. Fake, fake, fake!
“I thank God everyday for the strength and courage to endure the disappointment, pain, and often critical, constant judgment of those who do not know me. To KNOW me is to love me. I have so much love to give and only want to share that with a man who is deserving of the woman I am when the cameras are on and off.”
She finishes with she knows what love is and will find it and hopes that everyone finds love.
Ok guys, I feel it is my duty to let Ms. Phaedra take the stage and not review this. She touches on a very dear subject and most importantly, it is only right that you all hear from her in her own words. I must say that my heart goes out to Phaedra and Apollo. I know all to well how it is to lose someone since I suddenly lost my father and then two weeks later my granny back in April/May. The holidays are very tough. May peace be with her family.
“Many of you have been wondering where I’ve been and why I have not blogged lately. Well unfortunately, both Apollo and I recently lost our maternal grandmothers. In early November my grandmother became ill and I chose to direct all of my energy and focused on caring for her and supporting my mother. Unfortunately, on November 25 my dear grandmother passed away. I immediately sprang into funeral mode preparing for her memorial service and burial. I wanted to make sure her home going service was reminiscent of her spirit: elegant, joyous, and unforgettable! As we were returning home from my grandmother’s obsequies, we learned that Apollo’s grandmother passed away. So, we have been very busy caring for our families and managing the tender moments of loss and grief.
Grief is never easy but I am comforted in the knowledge that God “…will give: beauty for ashes; joy instead of mourning; praise instead of heaviness.” Isaiah 61:3. My grandmother was my inspiration and graced the Earth for 95 years – what a blessing! She was vibrant, courageous, and very outspoken. I am proud to have known her. It was her example and life that gave me the courage to always strive for excellence. She left a legacy of service and higher education; teaching in the public school system for over 60 years and earning two college degrees. She made graduating from the University of Georgia a family tradition that now spawns four generations. She grew up in an era where opportunities were limited for women, especially women of color; yet she was never deterred. She fought for equality in college admissions, as well as accessibility of learning resources for all children.
It was a summer tradition for my brothers and me to visit our grandparents for two months. My grandmamma would have us help with the garden and read the dictionary during the morning. In the still of the night, I still hear her constant encouragement, Phaedra, with education you can go anywhere and be anything.” When I close my eyes I can still feel the summer breeze and smell her wonderful gingerbread with lemon sauce. She was the best, she taught me how to farm, sew, can vegetables, make jam, but most of all how to treat people and conduct myself. She was the original Southern Belle; never missing a Sunday at church and never seen without her signature matching hat, gloves and purse. The holidays will never be the same, but I know heaven has two new fiery angels and I will see them both again.
I want to thank and acknowledge my Bravo and True Entertainment family, especially Kandi, NeNe, and Cynthia and her lovely mother and daughter Noelle for their kind deeds and comforting words during our time of bereavement. I also want to thank all my fans and friends who supported me during this time. It is during times like these when we realize the true meaning of friendship. My family and I are eternally grateful. While grandmothers hold your hands for only a short while, they live in your hearts forever. This blog is dedicated to the loving memory of Mrs. Hazel Meadows, Ms. Gail McDaniel, and all grieving families in Newtown, Connecticut. May God give you peace and joy during this holiday season. Happy holidays!
NeNe starts her blog by telling us it’s really heating up in Anguilla and loves a good laugh.
“So moving on — I have always been a pretty good judge of character. It’s a gift that was given to me, and I’m rarely wrong about people. When we went to Anguilla, I didn’t know Kenya at all. I had only been around her a couple of times prior to the trip, but had heard things about her. I give everyone a fair chance upfront no matter what I’ve heard, because I want the same opportunity, I can only tell you what I felt at that time. The moment I met Kenya and Walter, I knew something wasn’t right! There was absolutely no connection from what I could see, and I simply didn’t believe them. I don’t know why the other couples didn’t see this, but it was like a poorly written script to me. I questioned their relationship the entire time I was on the island. I do believe there is someone for everyone, and I believe every man finds his bride. With that said, Kenya’s man is out there, but she’ll have to be patient and wait for his arrival.” I agree we all know that it was a scam and luckily NeNe’s radar was spot on. They did look very awkward. She then finishes yet another short blog by stating that Cynthia had an amazing ceremony and it was beautiful. She also states that the fight between Porsha and Kenya was coo coo and quack quack. Heck yeah it was but I do believe NeNe had been stirring the pot for so long with them. It was obvious she wanted something big to drop with them. NeNe loves the drama!
Real Housewives of Atlanta Preview
No chat blog tonight because I’m still skiing. Here’s the preview.
Dress Down and Strip Bare
From Bravo’s Website: “With the ladies back from romantic Anguilla, relationships are tested and this time it’s not only Kenya and Walter in the romantic hot seat. Divorce rumors swirl around Phaedra and Apollo, while Kandi and Todd’s relationship moves forward when they receive a visit from their pastor. Kenya continues to investigate whether her man is serious about love and NeNe gets the money shot in the cover shoot of a lifetime.”
Shahs of Sunset Preview
Please Bring a Man
From Bravo’s Website: “GG meets Omid for drinks and discovers he has been going out with her friends and she was deliberately not invited. After talking with his mother, Reza’s heart softens towards MJ and he decides to mend fences. MJ decides to throw herself a deluxe birthday party with unusual party favors and is faced with choosing between inviting GG and inviting the rest of the crew. Will Reza come — and will these old friends reconcile at last?”
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