Drama – by New Jersey
The following is a screen grab of Melissa Gorga’s sister’s tweets. Read from the bottom up. The sisters, their husbands, and their mom were out on Saturday night. I suppose Melissa confided in them.
Part One of the Three part “Gone With the Wind Fabulous” Atlanta Reunion by RamonaCoaster
Andy Cohen is hosting the “Sweet” Georgia Peaches Reunion. Starting from the right, the lawyer is sitting the farthest from Andy (third trimester stress incontinence), with Cynthia in the middle and Nene right next to Andy wearing a huge ring on her left hand which is probably the 15 carat ring that Gregg gave her. She has “arrived” on the red eye from Los Angeles. Starting from the left, Porsha is sitting farthest from Andy, with Kandi in the middle and Miss Twirl herself sitting next to Andy with a fan. In the beginning, Andy does let out that Kim “Come On Wig” Bierman will be joining them later. Andy notices that the ring that Kandi liked in Vegas is on her left hand. “Do you have a date yet,” Andy asks. Kandi says she doesn’t want to say because someone might steal it. She’s joking. Andy mentions to Kandi the timing of the papers sent to Kim that day using the lawyer to represent her requesting royalties from “Tardy for the Party.” Kandi does not want to allow Kim to profit off the song she produced any longer. They haven’t seen Kim since the brunch and Nene states she doesn’t have a problem with seeing her. “Come on wig.”
Andy then asks if any of the ladies were offended by the lawyer’s fishnet cover up on Anguilla. The lawyer first says everyone up here is a lady then corrects herself everyone up here is a female and she’s comfortable with nudity and they all have the same parts. Kenya is looking perturbed because she knows that lady/ female comment was aimed towards her and says she thinks it is offensive to come out in that outfit in front of the other married men.
Kenya twirled her way into town right next to Andy on the reunion couch. We have some scenes replayed where Kenya is driving the boat in Anguilla, saying how she’s been mistaken for Beyonce, flirting with Apollo, pushing him into the pool in Anguilla, putting her goods on display in her imaginary fixing up party, twirling with her boobs out in Vegas, Nene mimicking her twirling and Kenya stating she is a part of history along with Obama and Clinton. Nene really gets a kick out of Kenya. Andy asks if people really did ask her at the 2009 inauguration for her autograph because they thought she was Beyonce and asked if they were white (apparently white people think black people look the same, and Asians). Andy does bring up when Beyonce walked off the stage after her performance of the Superbowl she was asked about her performance and she said it was “Gone with the Wind fabulous” in deference to Kenya. Kenya felt like Beyonce was Team Kenya. The lawyer mentions she has heard Beyonce watches the show and it’s not a nod toward Team Kenya. Andy asks if Kenya wants to do a threesome with the lawyer and Apollo but Kenya states no, she wants Kandi. The lawyer thinks it was inappropriate for Kenya and Apollo to be flirting. When Andy asked about Kenya’s cancer scare, Kenya says she is cancer free and mentioned in her blog that none of the ladies reached out to her after seeing the scene except for Nene and Cynthia. Nene tells her she shouldn’t expect too much from these ladies. Porsha says she doesn’t feel that anyone’s character should be questioned because Kenya says it was a life changing experience and Kenya didn’t change her own character. Really didn’t make sense. Kenya doesn’t like when people put words in her mouth. Porsha thinks Kenya is playing the victim to the public and media a little too much. Kenya whips out the fan saying please, please, please. The fan is funny but she really needs to know how to open up a fan the proper way. You don’t use gravity and it’s more of a fluid one handed motion. It is harder to do with a plastic fan, much better with a wooden fan.
Now it’s Nene’s turn. They replayed scenes of Nene at the gay pride parade, as Grace Jones, making a speech about how woman don’t support each other, and turning back the ladies because they were three hours late for her party in LA. Andy mentions Nene has been late to events and Nene says she has been late 15-30 min and she always calls. Kandi says Nene knew they were going to be late and there were people in the house. Nene argues what was she supposed to do when they were three hours late. Andy asks the question trying to get to the root of the ladies problems (or sh-t stir), does Kandi throw shade at Nene? Kandi feels there is no more shade thrown at Nene that is thrown at her. Nene thinks if she can diss it out she should be able to take it. Nene thinks as long as they don’t cut to the white meat they are cool. Kandi thinks she has gone below the belt when she mentions Nene talking about AJ outside the show. Kandi thinks Nene say stuff about her that has nothing to do with the show. Nene just says she says what she thinks. No resolution there.
Kenya vs Porsha. They replay scenes with Porsha getting the Miss America/ Miss USA title wrong and the ensuing arguments. Andy asks why Kenya makes such a big deal over the title. They argue over the differences. Kenya thought Porsha was being intentionally disrespectful when she mixed up the title. Porsha thinks Kenya is jealous when she met her because she was married. Kenya felt when she met Porsha she thought she was a refined socialite but she sounded more like a cheerleader. Porsha wants to know why Kenya hated her from the moment she met her and Kenya just sits there fanning herself.
Now it’s Porsha’s turn. Andy brings up Porsha’s references towards age. A question from a viewer came up, “We should be inspired by women over 40 keeping it together, not tearing them down. Hope Kordell didn’t marry her to be a trophy wife, if so, she’ll be dumped at 40 like Sheree was.” Porsha took a shot at her because Kenya took a shot at her for her age. Kenya thinks she’s a revisionist historian, unintelligent, she is not Benjamin Buttons and not smart since Kenya and Kordell are the same age. Kenya thinks the most interesting thing about Porsha is Kenya because she wouldn’t exist on the show without Kenya. Andy asks why Kenya wanted Porsha to show up as BAPS. Kenya thought it was a compliment because it was a positive character. Porsha yells it was no compliment to show up as a character with a gold tooth and blonde hair when everyone else is dressed up like a Hollywood star. Cynthia thinks there was a little shade thrown. Nene thinks you have to talk to Kenya a little more before she sees reason.
Unfortunately, Kordell filed for divorce from Porsha after they filmed the reunion so it is a bit uncomfortable hearing Porsha defend her husband. Porsha says her husband is always going to defend her and he defended her that night. Porsha says Kenya saved her that night because she saved her money by not filing a lawsuit. Andy asks if she over reacted at all. Kenya says she made a mistake by inviting her and Porsha fires back telling her she is so bitter and aggressive. Kenya starts fanning a little faster and it is really annoying Porsha.
Cynthia scenes are replaying – little models walking, telling Porsha she is out of the pageant, Peter going to a strip show, coochie crack, ass crack, arguing with Kenya in Anguilla and Nene saying Cynthia knows how to read people. A viewer asks if Cynthia is showing her New York business woman side. Cynthia responds saying it is hard to shine during the first season on the show with other strong personalities and Uptown (bar) wasn’t doing too well. A viewer asks if Cynthia was being two-faced and Cynthia feels your damned if you do and damned if you don’t. Either you have no backbone or you are two-faced. (I think you should just do things you feel strongly about). Cynthia feels firing Porsha saved the friendship. Cynthia was happy that Kenya was a judge at her pageant. Kenya felt Miss USA put her on the map and it was a win for her race. Porsha mentions Kenya forgot to credit Carole Gist who was the first African American woman to win the Miss USA title. Kenya didn’t want to respond to that and kept fanning herself.
The lawyer vs Kenya. It was a really nice relationship in the beginning until the exercise video. A viewer states the fact that Kenya stole the idea from the lawyer is so low class, it’s like buying a fake Coach bag. Kenya questions what about Chanel, Hermes? Kenya mentions when she called the distribution company to gauge their interest, they asked if she was in it and Kenya realized she was a beauty brand. Kenya says her video cracked Amazon’s top ten list which the lawyer has not been able to do. The lawyer thinks she should get her facts straight. Her video has been an Amazon best seller three times outselling Jillian Michaels. Kenya says it is all over the internet that she has been outselling and the lawyer thinks she shouldn’t refer to some urban blogger website (excuse me darling? don’t insult any bloggers now).
A viewer asks if the lawyer wears her own hair and the lawyer says she does. Kenya fake laughs and says she’s a liar. The lawyer says she has had the same hair style since high school and she does sometimes clip fake stuff on.
Andy asks the lawyer how she feels when Kenya states her body isn’t in the best shape to do an exercise video. The lawyer says Kenya was ok when she wanted to produce the video. She points out that despite Kenya’s distribution deal was so wonderful their videos are in the same place – Amazon. Kenya does mention Bethenny Frankel has the same distribution company. They both throw shade on each other stating they both did a “Susan Saunders” giving each other a one star and writing their own five star reviews. Andy mentions Entertainment Weekly reviewed their videos and said Kenya’s was good for fitness and the lawyer’s was more for entertainment. Kenya mentions how the lawyer is too overweight to do the video and the lawyer responds are you a Dr. now. Kenya says what’s real about her is her heart, the lawyer says her butt is made in Mexico, Kenya calls her fake Southern belle, the lawyer fires back with her fake relationship with Walter, and Kenya says she will be Barbie all day long. The lawyer was asked why she would want Kenya to work for free when she wanted Sheree to pay her for legal services. The lawyer wanted Kenya for a producer for hire and would pay her to produce the video. They rehash the whole details of the deal they couldn’t agree with. Kenya mentions she has made multi million dollar films and the lawyer asks what multimillion dollar films has she done. Kenya tells her to look it up in IMDB. The lawyer mentions her next big acting role is this show. Kenya says the only person who is acting is the lawyer acting like a Southern belle and she is nothing like a southern belle. Kenya says the lawyer wasn’t relevant until she came on the show.
Andy shows Kenya’s Gone with the Wind fabulous video showing the lawyer’s character who has boobs and skin that gravity has not been good to wearing the fishnet cover up and black bikini going into church while Kenya does a twirl blowing the lawyer’s character out of church. The lawyer doesn’t delight in it and compares Kenya to Single White Female. Kenya calls her “lying attorney phoney Fakedra”. Andy wants to talk about Nene’s shoe party when Kenya went to the party dressed as the lawyer with fake booties on. The lawyer wishes she had a fan to flick. Kenya brings up after her and the lawyer had a disagreement, the lawyer started a smear campaign against her. Kandi mentions that came after Kenya stole her idea. Kenya felt she went overboard and made a mockery of mental illness and tried to destroy her. They start talking physical violence and it’s finally over. No resolution there.
Here’s the video if you haven’t seen it.
Married to Medicine by NoMoreDrama
Last night’s episode of Married to Medicine was a juxtaposition of two very different storylines. On one hand was the usual mind numbing drama between greedy rich women that Bravo loves to serve up. These are the four doctor’s wives. Materialistic and relentless in their quest for their 15 minutes of fame. Two are Atlanta imports from Detroit, with Kenya Moore sized insecurities and need for attention. Kari is the token white woman. Her most notable features are her Taylor Armstrong lips. As far as her personality goes – when she mentioned that Mariah came from nothing I decided she wasn’t worth my time. Mariah is the final doctor’s wife and the queen bee. So far I actually like her – but it’s early yet. I suppose it doesn’t matter how these women act as long as their husbands are competent physicians. After all, Adrienne Maloof’s ex-husband is a doctor, and he’s still in business.
The two doctors are a different story. As two minority doctors, they represent. Howard University students sent a letter to Bravo asking that the show never see the light of day – worried about the damage it would do to minority female doctors. I don’t blame them. All I can say is based on this episode, they don’t have much to worry about.
Doctor Simone is lighthearted and harmless. Most of her airtime was with her sister who gave her some hand-me-down dresses. While the sister took a few digs at Simone’s weight, Simone turned the tables and rocked the dresses. And then she pulled out a scale and in the bravest moment I’ve seen on Bravo, stepped on it.
Doctor Jackie stole the show. A two time breast cancer survivor, her storyline was compelling enough to get a decent amount of screen time as she prepared for, and then participated in, a two day – thirty mile walk.
Mariah and Quad didn’t seem to understand the seriousness of the event, and showed up looking like two damn fools in pink wigs and tutus – but at least they showed up and walked a little (or maybe walked a lot). Dr. Simone showed up to give moral support from a lawn chair. I have no idea where the other two self-centered twits were – but I’ve pretty much written them off. Toya’s only storyline seems to be her determination to spend enough to put her husband in debt.
Next week promises to be a return to the quality TV we’ve grown to expect from Bravo. This time they are taking the script from Real Housewives of Miami, and there will be a scene where a fight breaks out poolside. Will someone get pushed in the pool and ruin the speaker system?? I can barely wait to find out.
Monday Night Lineup, April 8th, by BB
8PM – The Real Housewives of Orange County (Bravo); Dancing with the Stars (ABC); The Voice (NBC); Dallas (TNT); Antiques Roadshow (PBS); The Carrie Diaries (CW); WWE (USA); Secret Life of the American Teenager (Family); E! News (E!); Dateline on Own (OWN); Love & Hip Hop (VH1)
9PM – The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Lost Footage (Bravo); Dallas (TNT); NCAA Basketball Tournament Final (CBS); The Following (Fox); Love It or List It (HGTV); The Gossip Game (VH1); I Killed my BFF (Bio); RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo)
10PM – LA Shrinks (Bravo); Revolution (NBC); Teen Mom 2 (MTV); House Hunters (HGTV); Bates Motel (A&E); The Devils Ride (Disc); Burning Love/After Lately (E!); Monday Mornings (TNT); T.I. and Tiny (VH1); FBI Criminal Pursuit (ID); My Evil Sister (Bio); Yard Crashers (DIY)