Real Housewives of Atlanta – Let’s Throw some Shade by NMD
Peter and Cynthia have somehow made it to the three year mark (where has time flown) and are curiously overdressed and celebrating in the middle of his bar with some old friends, Christopher and Natalie, who tell us they like to have a lot of sex. That out of the way, Chris tells them that he he’s worked with Kenya and she’s smart and knows how to play the vulnerable pretty woman. #shade Natalie knows Todd because he used to date her friend “back in the day.” He broke her heart because he was a cheater cheater. She says in a flat and rehearsed voice, “Todd has a street hustle don’t get that twisted.” She says that Todd knows how to better himself and Peter twists that into Todd being an opportunist. #shade2 Cynthia says that Todd seems like a great guy, but Peter seems less than convinced. #game
Next they go across the street to the Bailey Agency and Peter has set it up with candles and a table. Chris serenades them while Natalie stands in the corner. Most awkward housewife moment ever. This couple isn’t even treated to a little dinner after they brought the tea. Chris is pretty awesome, but frankly he seems like an opportunist trading shade for publicity. Things seem to be going well -but Peter’s toast sucks. “Three years – cheers to better days.” Ouch.
10 weeks until Kandi’s musical and they are deciding on the venue. Really – ten weeks away? Kandi’s with Don Juan and some other guy. Kandi announces that Todd has quit the play and no one is happy. Don Juan calls Todd the “money monkey” and is worried that without Todd no one will know how to balance the budget. Kandi is less worried because she thinks Don Juan will be able to pull everything off. #pressure Then Kandi announces that she’s already cast Porsha – and Don Juan points out that they need the best people they can get in the musical, not just Kandi’s friends.
NeNe has lowered herself to visit Porsha in her new house. Of course, NeNe is all smiles in front of Porsha, but talks shade behind her back. She tells us that Porsha’s home is too large, and to Porsha she says that Kenya’s house is really small and then throws some shade about Kenya’s Bentley (which is probably fake).
Kenya is having family over for dinner because her dad is there (but is he there?). Her Aunt asks her if she’s happy in the house, and she says she may need a bigger house because she’s going to have a child. She says that she’s made an appointment with a fertility specialist. She’s not sure if her (fake) African Prince will be the daddy (obviously he won’t because he’s fake) and says it may change her life. Her family isn’t buying it and they are wondering how to keep their faces straight and what she expects them to say to go along with this charade.
Kandi and Todd check out the Rialto Theater ($10,000 a day). Kandi is annoyed because Todd is taking calls on another job, but they do like the venue. Seats 833 – 3 day run. Kandi thinks she can fill the house (she did). Then Todd tells her he’s not taking the other job (was that call a fake call – I suspect it was). Kandi is happy to have him back, but he gives her a lecture on how much there is to do.
Next up is a trip to the winery hosted by Cynthia and Malorie. NeNe arrives with two of her bridesmaids – Marlo (the violent one) and Lexis, and then Kenya with her little dog that she did not abandon. Another bus with Porsha, Phaedra and Kandi is also on its way. In Cynthia’s bus, Cynthia is saying that Natalie will be joining them and NeNe has a smirk on her face. Kenya interrupts and explains that Natalie’s not Chris’s wife – but sometimes he calls her that or his groupie, whatever suits the moment. That doesn’t throw off Cynthia for long, and she starts to spill the tea. Kenya’s talking head is SPOT ON as she asks – who are you and what have you done with Cynthia, and then mimics someone drinking tea. #gameset. Kenya must have been warned that something was going on.
Uh-oh – short commercial break when some of them (Kenya in particular) call Phaedra fat and say she shouldn’t have done a workout video in that green outfit. #notnice
Some of them are curiously overdressed for a day in the vineyard, and have a whole lot of trouble walking up the driveway in their insane heels. NeNe obnoxiously interviews that she no longer drinks wine she only drinks vodka. Does she endorse vodka? What exactly has she been bringing to the show this season except her smack talking friends?
Talk turns to marriage, and Kandi says she’ll probably elope because of all the mamadrama. Malorie says she eloped to Vegas. Then Natalie says she eloped as well – and 18 years later …. Kenya says “that’s not what I heard” and tells her story about Chris saying Natalie wasn’t his wife. Someone brings up “common law” wife. Phaedra explains the “common law” law but I can’t tell if she’s throwing shade at Kenya or Natalie.
Enough of the small talk, Natalie tells Kandi what she’s heard about Todd (as in he’s an opportunist – boy she really was told to bring that up wasn’t she), but before Kandi can react, Kenya is all over her saying “do you want to go there?”. Natalie turns to her and says “you went there.” Then they talk smack to each other and Natalie defends her “marriage.” Others jump in – but mainly this is a Kenya – Natalie bickerfest.
Then comes bickerfest number two. Natalie brings up that she knows Todd – and you can see Kandi #getwise. She claims she never called Todd an opportunist after Kenya throws it out there. Cynthia acts innocent, and says she wanted to stay out of it (then why bring it up on the bus?) She doesn’t let Natalie squirm away. Natalie tries to talk her way out of it and NeNe eggs her on a little. Natalie keeps talking – and talking – defending herself but digging a hole deeper and deeper as Kenya makes a shoveling motion. It’s almost scary how naive she is as these women play her. Even Porsha seems brighter than this woman.
Kandi points out that no one cares what or who Todd did a decade ago – least of all her. She says – hey for instance – I know a whole lot of things about Peter’s past but I don’t bring them up to Cynthia. You can see the wheels in Cynthia’s head turning because she knows she’s lost this one. This stupid game NeNe and Cynthia are playing has completely backfired on them.
Kandi puts an end to it when she gets a huge smile on her face and says – well – if Todd was looking to trade up he did it and more power to him. He’s got one hot beeyoch on his arm now and he’s got no reason to cheat anymore. She says it with a whole lotta swagger and self confidence and everyone starts doing that head bobbing things and agreeing with her, except Natalie, who looks like a deflated balloon. #gamesetmatch
Next weeks it looks like a brawl is going to break out. I thought the fights this season were between Brandon and Apollo and then Marlo and NeNe. I wonder if there is a third fight because it looks like it involves Chris and Kenya and maybe Todd.
The men were on WWHL.
- No one thinks Kenya’s boyfriend is real.
- None of them like Kenya.
- Todd has a seventeen year old daughter, and has never been married. He and Kandi are taking it day by day.
- Peter is business partners with Kordell and doesn’t believe a word Porsha says.
- Apollo loves and respects Phaedra and thinks she has treated him well and he’d never do anything to disrespect her (and he appears to be a little shady as he answers a question about cheating.)
- The men are too smart to answer a lot of the questions.
Who’d you rather poll:
Todd won – 29%
Tie for Apollo and Gregg – 27%
Peter lost of course. He didn’t look happy.
Kim Richards was surprisingly talkative last night on twitter, and this is what she had to say…
In response to the party-gate:
“I pointed out she was IN TOWN!! THAT’S ALL GUYS!! She denied & and admired! Silly ! This whole thing! I have never denied (I) missing ANYTHING … and I have apologized.. I feel HORRIBLE about the things I have missed & DONE! But I have changed my LIFE.. & said IM SORRY …This story has taken so many different twists ., its ridiculous! & YES! Because KEN knows how HARD THIS HAS BEEN FOR MEE”
On the show …
“Sometimes this show is HARD TO WATCH!! 😢😬 I couldn’t for 2 YEARS! Did you see me? And my sister & I Brandi & I? SOO HARD!! But I got Sober .. Grew Up! For Gave! Mended Relationships!! THAT IS WHAT LIFE IS ALLLL ABOUT!!”
In defense of Brandi …
“You seem like a GOOD PERSON..💕 I know it is hard to see the truth thru the TV! I know she says things she shouldn’t!! She DID IT TO ME! But I LOVE HER! I see the good her.. She’s been hurt! Ifs she using me which I keep hearing,, but just won’t believe it! Than it will be.. MY BAD! & I will learn the worse lesson EVER because I believe she has a BIG HEART & she is My Friend!”
“I have seen Lisa’s good side! 💗 But I have seen the other side also..& it has been very confusing for me. I really liked
Lisa has done it a few times .. But I always liked her. And kept trying! Hoping she would be nice 2me one day!💗 I guess not”
Message TO Kim: “You were always strong in every season but you just didn’t see it. I could see it. You weren’t a joke to me.”
Her response: “No .. I don’t se it! My sister & I are very sensitive!! I appreciate you saying I wasn’t a joke to You!❤ I VALUE LIFE🙏 MORE THAN U KNOW…! Appreciate EVERYTHING ..,& I DON’T LIE! I CALL AS I SEE IT!😊 That’s the worst part about me.. I know people are NOT going to like what I have to say…. But I WILL NOT LIE! Somme people willllllll! Because they are afraid you may NOT LIKE THEM AMYMORE.
(Part of that response might have had to do with Graduation-party gate. It’s hard to say what Kim was responding to as tweets were going back and forth).
When PlainViewSue mentioned that she was too trusting of Brandi considering what she had done to Lisa, Kim replied:
“I knowww! But LOOK!! What Lisa had done to ALLL OF US!!!?My Sister .. Brandi? Adriene? Cedric? Camille ? Me? what did Brandi do to her? I KNOW!! Brandi says stupid things things!! But … I PROMISE U!! EVERYTHING LISA DOES IS FOR A REASON!! …..NEVER JUST BECAUSE SHE LOVES ❤U “
On Cedric “HAVE YOU MET HIM? Reality Bliss? Before you go there… I don’t like him!!!! But what she did was WRONG!! AGAIN!! Lisa’s doesn’t like what somebody has to say….! & BOMB! THIS IS GUY, is an JERK!! But…..
REALLY?? Cedric is a PEON!! Are we REALLY going to focus on HIM!?😋 I was Simply trying to make a point… Lisa has a prob with a FEW PEOPLE .!! “
When told that Cedric wasn’t credible and that Kim wasn’t around she answered: “But actually was around turning (during?) that time.. All I can SAY.. Is. They used EACH OTHER … Thats btw them…. But why ALLL THE PROB?? 😍❤ … when my life was in chaos….& I was hiding from the truth!?? Conflict…😂 But not anymore !! … “
After Kim said that she was finished talking to RealityTVBliss and PlainvueSue, she continued
“NO ONE in CAST IS JEALOUS of LISA… No OFFENSE but! I would NEVER WANT HER LIFE! I LOVE ❤MINE! MY KIDS ❤ MY❤KINGSLEY🐶❤MY SISTERS, etc…. I AM SURE my sister or Brandi or another friend I have for that matter do NOT FEEL ANY JEALOUSLY TOWARDS LISA or Ken!! They are ALL. they have.. And we ALLL HAVE EACH OTHER!”
When told the others were dragging Kim into their jealousy she replied: “that is something they have done! 😢 Kyle Yolanda Brandi Joyce Carlton & I have NOOO PROBLEM”
When told Brandi was bringing her down she replied: “If YOU ARE R RIGHT…?! MY HEART WOULD BE BROKEN!!💔 I really believe she is my FRIEND !! I love her ..I don’t have a lot of friends I pick them carefully …. I believe @BrandiGlanville is my friend and I will always have her back’ like you have Lisa’s! Reality Bliss! U say you have mine too..? No 1 knows the 👟s I have walked but thank u or being my friend!! 😊💗💕🐶.”