Real Housewives of Atlanta by NMD
The ladies hit a home run with the Season 6 premiere – capturing 3.1 million viewers even while up against a strong Sunday night lineup – much higher than the Real Housewives of New Jersey average ratings from last season. Let’s just hope that the producers of this show don’t blow it by over editing and manipulation.
The thing about being on national TV is you get to tell your side of the story – no matter what is in the tabloids. We start the show with Miss Kenya Moore doing a little victory dance as she “wins” her court case against her landlord. Apparently she was paying her rent, so she shouldn’t have been kicked out.
Then there is Porsha. I understand that she was humiliated, but she takes another opportunity to trash Kordell. This time Porsha and her mom discuss her finances. Apparently Kordell kept her on a tight leash financially, and despite giving her a nice car and letting her live in a beautiful home, she didn’t have much spending money and the NY shopping sprees that were promised to Porsha and her family never materialized. Boo hoo.
Kenya is back and this time she’s having a sit down with NeNe to work through their issues. Last time we saw the two of them, Kenya was tugging on NeNe’s ear and demanding an apology for NeNe inviting Walter to her wedding. This time, NeNe is in charge and explains that she was free to invite anyone she liked to her wedding, and not only that – but Kenya was WAY out of line for carrying on a flirtation with Apollo. Kenya denies there was anything inappropriate about their text exchange – but NeNe will have none of that. She READS Kenya and tells us that you will go NOWHERE in the ATL if you are texting a married man. I enjoyed this scene.
Holy crap Peter is a shit. Cynthia is really upset because her stomach is huge because of fibroids – but Peter tells her to stop eating cupcakes. I want to kick his ass. It’s gotten so bad she’s worried about getting modeling jobs, and she’s in constant pain. I believe she had surgery later in the season and everything went well.
She heads over to Kandi’s for a good meal and girl talk. Unfortunately, Kandi’s friend Carmen told her that feeding the ladies a full meal would be ghetto – so they have to settle for crackers and cheese. Cynthia is not amused, because apparently she has to starve herself in front of Peter, and go to a friend’s house for a full meal. Porsha and Phaedra show up, with Porsha wearing a wig of short hair. Phaedra takes an uncalled for dig about Porsha’s small head (small head – small brain – I don’t think so), but then they all bond gossiping about Kenya and her willingness to go Monica Lewinski on Apollo.
Phaedra’s house is a total mess – and I’m proud of her for letting them film and show it. Phaedra is a little punchy with lack of sleep, but she does make cute babies. I’m not sure what is going on between Phaedra and Apollo, but neither seem to appreciate each other anymore. Apollo complains that Phaedra gets a lot of help and isn’t that busy – Phaedra complains that Apollo has no taste and needs constant reassurance that he’s doing a good job with the remodel. There is a whole lot of eye rolling and smack talking. Not good.
To continue on with Cynthia’s story – we see Peter driving her to the doctor’s office. He mentions again that she’s fat (this time he mentions her back fat) and tells her she eats too much. I am wondering where her sister Mallory is because she needs someone to support her and not tear her down. Cynthia is worried that she won’t qualify for surgery to remove her fibroids, and will need a full hysterectomy, while Peter doesn’t see what the big deal is. Again – where is her sister? Thankfully she qualifies for a less aggressive surgery.
Next up is a meeting with all the ladies to hash out what went down between Phaedra and Kenya at the reunion. Phaedra is wearing full-on funeral attire – pearls and a black hat. Porsha tries to say something and Kenya dismisses her – whispering to NeNe that Phaedra probably put her up to saying something foolish. It’s rude and unnecessary and Porsha lets her have it. The funniest part of that scene is Phaedra reminding Porsha to use her “inside” voice. If I were Porsha I’d have stormed out.
Then they address the reunion comments, which Kenya says were taken out of context. She says she never meant to imply that Apollo was doing something fishy – and they all roll their eyes. Then Phaedra says that the worst part was when she accused Apollo and Phaedra of having AIDS. Kenya sort of denies it and NeNe says she didn’t even remember that – but then Bravo shows a clip of Kenya saying it. Kenya explains that she can’t be held accountable for the things that came out of her mouth. Yes you can and what you said was disgusting.
Commercial break – and we see Kandi holding the new baby as she tells us that she’s ready for a baby, but Todd thinks they should wait.
Porsha scene. She says the line of the night – “Lauren is my sister. We have the same dad but different moms. We’re so close, we’re like siamese cats.” She’s decided to move back home with her mom, and she somehow talks her way into getting the master suite, and then learns that Kordell is going to pack up her stuff and drop it off – instead of letting her come to the house. He’s done. Her mom tells her to ignore him and not go all crazy on his ass.
Another mother – daughter scene with Kandi and mama Joyce. Mama Joyce is not at all happy with Kandi’s relationship with Todd. She’s mad because his pictures are on Kandi’s wall, and he’s living in Kandi’s house and not giving her a dime. Kandi fights back and says he is providing. The main problem seems to be that Todd doesn’t have as much money as Kandi. Kandi points out that when she’s dated people with money they’ve treated her like crap. Mama Joyce is worried that Todd will kick her out of Kandi’s old house, and that he will shred the prenup. I wonder if Kordell’s mama warned him about Porsha – because it’s clear she’s looking to get as much money from him that she can.
Now Mama Joyce brings up that Riley doesn’t like Todd either. That’s a rough situation for Kandi to deal with. Her mama dissess the ring that Kandi picked out and says that he should have bought her a real ring. That makes Kandi cry. Mama Joyce tells Kandi that Todd is not the person she is, and it’s clear that no one would be good enough for her baby. I hope her mama backs down – this isn’t fair on Kandi.
And with that – we’re done with episode two.
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A Day to Honor and Remember our Veterans
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.
Britain, France, Australia and Canada also commemorate the veterans of World Wars I and II on or near November 11th: Canada has Remembrance Day, while Britain has Remembrance Sunday (the second Sunday of November). In Europe, Britain and the Commonwealth countries it is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. every November 11.