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City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
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City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
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‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ (’Call Me Miss USA’): season 5, episode 3: BFFs? Not quite

NeNe's ex hubby is trying to woo her back. It just might work. CREDIT: Bravo

NeNe's first trip to a subway. She's not having fun. CREDIT: Bravo

Newcomer Porsha Stewart makes her first appearance on the show at Joy’s Cafe in Buckhead with fellow newbie Kenya Moore. They clearly aren’t going to be BFFs anytime soon.

As the grand-daughter of late civil rights icon Hosea Williams, Stewart works with Hosea Williams Feed the Hungry Foundation. She tells Moore that “it’s the largest foundation in the South.” I can’t imagine that’s true but she’s obviously trying to impress Kenya.

“Being a celebrity and former Miss USA, I’m often invited to make appearances to increase donations,” Kenya explains later with a straight face.

Kenya also notes that she too has a foundation. (Don’t they all?)

Then Porsha asks her, out of the blue, if she’s married. Then she starts quizzing Kenya about marriage and kids, and clearly, Kenya is more focused on her spinach salad (minus the candied walnuts) than answering her questions.

“I’m being blindsided by a lot of personal questions. Does she want me to be the guest of honor at her charity event or her BFF?” Kenya tells the cameras later, her words dripping with condescension. She then adds, “She has this cheerleader quality about her… she seemed a little young and naive.”

When explaining her charity, Porsha struggles to come up with the term “recession.” This was obviously a way to imply that yes, she is a bit ditzy. “I’ve always had a deep purpose in my life from the beginning,” she says.  (How deeply involved is she with the Hosea Williams Feed the Hungry program? I heard she isn’t that involved.).

Porsha freely says she’d like to have twins so she can get through a pregnancy only once. She’d also like to be done with pumping out kids by age 35. Kenya is 41.

Later, at the charity event, Porsha introduces Kenya as “Miss America” instead of “Miss USA.” Uh oh.

“How do you get that wrong?” Kenya says later, deeply annoyed. “She’s not a public speaker.”

Obviously, the only person who cares is Kenya. So she leaves the party, complaining that it’s cold. The food hasn’t even arrived. Miss Lawrence shows up and they are thinking of just bolting. But Porsha pops up to see where she had gone.

“It’s disrespectful” to leave early, Porsha said.

“It’s disrespectful to invite me and getting in front there and not knowing my title,” Kenya opines. “I feel disrespected!”

“I have a line and the line has been crossed,” Porsha later says. “We’re at my grandfather’s home. You have disrespected my legacy!”

They argue over the fact Kenya is rude enough to prematurely leave a charity that helps kids. “It’s a whack event,” Kenya says, reviving a rather dated term. Porsha then questions the legitimacy of Kenya’s “foundation.” Then she simply asks Kenya to leave.

“You didn’t kick me out,” Kenya notes later. “This is my back as I’m leaving.”

Her conclusion on Porsha: “Her identity rests on the coattails of everyone else. She’s the wife of. She’s the grand-daughter of. Porsha has to make a name for herself like I made a name for myself. She needs to do the same.”

What’s up with the other housewives?

NeNe Leakes: Ex-hubby Gregg and NeNe are both getting pedicures. He tries to get a key to her house. “I need a key to your house and a key to your heart,” he says, possibly the cheesiest line ever. ‘Trying to get my woman back,’ he tells Miss Lawrence. NeNe is okay with the wooing. Later, she’s in New York City to promote “The New Normal” at upfronts. Cynthia Bailey happens to be in town so they meet up. Cynthia is amazed that NeNe has never taken a subway. She gives her a lesson at the 49th Street Station and NeNe survives, albeit she is likely to stick with town cars.  Cynthia gets a hotdog from a sidewalk vendor but NeNe isn’t touching it.

Phaedra Parks: She is putting together a “donkey booty” workout video with her husband Apollo. “It will have butt lifting and butt plumping properties to give you that curvacious bottom you dream of,” she says. “I’m the donkologist.” She later meets with Kenya, who tells some history about her mother not raising her and treating her horribly. She says after she received therapy, she let it go and is no longer angry.

Kim Zolciak: Since Kim can’t drink wine while pregnant, she decides to whine about being booted from her house. “There is not one f***ing house in Atlanta that I like, there’s not one that’s nice enough for me to go buy right now,” she says.

She decides to move back to her 5,000-square-foot townhouse with her husband, four kids and two dogs. How are they ever going to manage?

Vengeful that she is, she plans to pluck out $40,000 worth of flowers she planted for her wedding out of the yard. “I’m keeping my f***ing flowers,”  she says. “I’m crazy as f***.”

Here’s a clip


Kandi Burruss:
Kandi packs up to move into her big mansion after 15 years in the same house. That’s pretty much it for her storyline this week.

QUOTES

“The higher I go, the less I have to concern myself with jealous, petty people. If Kim wants to storm out of my appreciation party, it means nothing to me. I’m so past Kim now.”NeNe. And so are we, Nene. So are we.

“She’s a strange bird. Very eccentric and crazy. I’m a little eccentric and crazy. I can appreciate her interestingly odd behavior.” - Phaedra on Kenya

“A closed mouth don’t get fed, honey.” - Phaedra, picking up an old Southern aphorism.

“I’m a part of history. My only job is to lend my celebrity name and watch the donations roll in.” - Kenya, showing no sense of proportion about her “celebrity.”

“I’ve always lived well. My perfect day is calling my various girlfriends who don’t work, have lunch with them and then coming home to my husband” (That’s Kordell Stewart, former NFL player and a new 92.9/The Game afternoon host) – Porsha, revealing how rough her life is.

RATINGS

The second episode last week drew 2.55 million viewers and a 1.2 rating among 18 to 49s. That’s about a 20% drop in overall viewers and 25% drop in 18-49 year olds. Among 18-49, that’s not even one-fifth the audience that “The Walking Dead” drew that same time. The average episode last season drew 2.8 million viewers.

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74 comments Add your comment

kim

November 18th, 2012
10:44 pm

Wow, Atlanta isn’t looking very good.

Greedy Kilowatt

November 18th, 2012
10:53 pm

Our civilization doesn’t deserve to survive.

Team NeNe

November 19th, 2012
12:23 am

Miss America, oops, I meant Miss USA is mentally unbalanced. Tonight we got it straight from the horse’s mouth; oops, I meant Miss USA’s mouth that her mother was mentally unbalanced. Don’t stone me ya’ll, but the apple fell right beside the tree. Kenya, oops, I meant Miss USA is straight CRAZY! Now I know Atlanta had at least one more NON-MARRIED person to be on RHOA; there was no reason for Kenya, oops, I meant Miss USA, to move her crazy butt to Atlanta to be on RHOA. Her actions and reactions are clear to me; she isn’t acting, she’s CRAZY for real ya’ll…Bless her heart!

navy chick

November 19th, 2012
2:03 am

Kenya Moore….Miss USA is a FREAKIN’ JOKE!!!… get over yourself!!!

faith

November 19th, 2012
3:41 am

kenya moore is not only crazy, but she’s jealous as well. when she comes around, hide the knives
and guns, if someone else call her miss america she may start shooting.

Gunny

November 19th, 2012
4:55 am

Kenya Moore (who?) Miss USA from when? Producer of what? OMG get over yourself! We have now met Porsha who although seems a little sheltered by her privileged upbringing, came across as a sweety who is loved by family and friends. In comes the nasty, up-herself, Kenya Moore to try to belittle and bring down yet another housewive! It is total jealousy with tunnel vision only on herself. What did Kenya (who?) think she was going to do at that event – be the centre of attention? She was invited to attend an event from another housewive and that was ALL!! As if the event would suffer because she would leave, lmao! Good on you Porsha for asking her to leave! I like you more after seeing that. Porsha, go and meet Cynthia – u will have a friend in her with the same opinion of the FORMER and very old Miss USA honey! I can’t wait for someone to really put Kenya in her place.

but why?

November 19th, 2012
8:05 am

Making black women look like trash….but, you dont see black women marching to get this show taken off the air though. Wonder why? Cause there is a large % of women in Atlanta that want to be them.

Catgut

November 19th, 2012
8:24 am

Kendra is a man, look for the Adams apple. Trying to hard to land a man, be relevant, and is very ignorant.

Catgut

November 19th, 2012
8:27 am

PS, she got really bad skin, what’s up with a 40+ has been with acne?

jazzy

November 19th, 2012
8:45 am

Like Martin Luther King whose kids only care about money. Now we have Hosea Williams granddaugher who only cares abourt material things. She was more interested in the present her husband bought her instead of the check for charity. Did this woman go to college she appears dumb. When will people ever learn! I see Ms Lawrence is only a yes man for Kenya. She was rude and he just let her behavior go. I hope Walter is watching this. He has kids and believe she would be rude and crude with them as well.

SexydivaCT

November 19th, 2012
9:19 am

Kenya, deserves Walter. In reality, he is just as crazy as she is.

1st mate

November 19th, 2012
9:36 am

Walter is a wuss. Any man who lets a women talk to him like that, is no man.

Val

November 19th, 2012
9:39 am

It is always funny to me that whenever a “Housewife” hosts an event, they promote it as a high end event. Only the most “influential” women in Atlanta are invited. I am still waiting on these influential women to show up. The only person who has come close is Marlo during last season’s (I think) filming. She invited NeNe to an event hosted by Laura Turner Seydel. So glad this a show and not a documentary. Atlantans and Atlanta are so much better than this.

Not Sure?????

November 19th, 2012
9:40 am

Not quite sure and someone please correct me if I’m wrong by all means……but didn’t Hosea Williams pass away in like 2001 or somewhere around there. I remember working at Piedmont Hospital at the time of his passing (that’s where he was when he passed) and I’m pretty sure it was early 2000. I remember all the media being outside of the hopsital. She said 1998….maybe I’m wrong but I don’t think so. Since she is involved with his foundation I would hope she knows when he passed away. Just saying, maybe I’m wrong.

Not Sure?????

November 19th, 2012
9:49 am

Yep I was right….Porsha told Kenya her grandfather died in 1998, but he died November 16, 2000. Now come on if you’re going to spear-head a charity event at least know the right dates about the founder. Especially if it’s a family member, not only that a family member as close as your GRANDFATHER!! She must have been in diapers then.

Jst Askn

November 19th, 2012
10:20 am

I have donated to Hosea’s Feed the Hungry and Homeless Foundation for the last 5 years. Sadly, I won’t be donating a dime to the organization this year or ever again. Porsha, since you’re rich, you should be able to keep your grandfather’s namesake afloat. Have at it!

Carnac the Magnificent

November 19th, 2012
10:21 am

Answer – Rodney and the RHOA’s

Question – Name 8 Ho’s who make part of their living off this TV show…

S2C

November 19th, 2012
10:21 am

Just when we KNEW we had a “crazy” on our hands in Kenya “Ms America – Oh Ms USA”, in walks Porsha Stewart. REALLY!!! Come on; you’re wearing the wrong hair color. Clearly, you should be “Blonde”, or are you really that dense!! I agree with Jazzy, Ms. Porsha is all about the “material” thing and has nothing to offer mentally. With two nuts needing prozac – Kenya and Porsha – this should be an interestisng season!

house

November 19th, 2012
10:22 am

You sound like a hater.

Betty Boop

November 19th, 2012
10:34 am

Hosea Williams died on November 16, 2000. Feed the Hungry Foundation is a serious effort to feed hungry people. Porsha needs to keep that foundation out of her storyline. She is not representing it well especially when you do not know the year, let alone the date of the death of this civil rights leader. Don’t discuss difficult subjects. Keep meeting with friends who do not work and keep it safe Porsha. Now how did Porsha think that came across. Geeze.

Betty Boop

November 19th, 2012
10:44 am

Being a beauty queen is not something I have always encouraged young women to aspire to do. But I reserve criticism because many young women earn scholarships that are helpful in other endeavors like college, or using the prize money to purchase a home. But if you are a representevative of one of these organizations as a winner or one who once wore a crown, you must always try to be mindful of that. Kenya Moore clearly has not and does not EVER plan to be mindful of that. And they stripped the beautiful and lovely wife, mother, and grammy winner Vanessa Williams of a crown? ( I know Ms. Williams was Miss America and Miss Moore was Miss USA.) Go figure.

Team NeNe

November 19th, 2012
10:46 am

Hey everybody, time to call in Iyanla Vanzant. Iyanla we’re bringing in Kenya – Miss CRA-CRA USA. Don’t worry Iyanla, we’ve already taped her mouth closed for at least the first 15 minutes of your show, Otherwise, you wouldn’t be allowed to get a word in with Miss CRA-CRA USA.

patricia

November 19th, 2012
10:53 am

I am deeply sadden to this Porsha girl on Atlanta Housewives making the Hosea William Foundation looking like a joke. Hosea’s daughter has spent years building this foundation after Hosea died. This grandchild is actually the daughter of Hosea’s deceased son. I doubt if she has ever done anything for this foundation and her appearance on this show is not helping.
Her husband showing up giving her a channel bag at fundraised is so stupid.
Is she selling the bag and giving it to her aunt for food for the foundation.
Stop pimping Hosea’s little girl.
Who is this husband?
he is making a fool out of himself too.
Stop it!!!!!!!!!!!!

patricia

November 19th, 2012
10:56 am

You are his granddaughter and you do not know when he died?
Okay.. how do you think you look?
What do you think you are doing to his legacy???
Seriously… Hosea died was beaten for the right to vote.. Now here you are pimping his name..
People please ignore this child…

OUCH!!!

November 19th, 2012
10:57 am

Love your post Team NeNe!

Team NeNe

November 19th, 2012
10:59 am

Kenya has a mental problem. Do these reality shows (BRAVO & VH1) check these people out prior to signing them up for these shows? Or just maybe, that’s a pre-requisite [Tami Roman, Jackie Christy, Evelyn Lozano, & Kenya Moore (I meant Miss USA)]; CRAZY is well represented.

glynnis

November 19th, 2012
11:04 am

I too have donated for many years to Hosea’s charity. This flighty, self-absorbed, heiress makes me pissed off that I thought the charity was in such need. Did my dollars, my dad’s dollars and my 2 sister’s money go to support her indulgent life style? Not another dime, not another dime.

OUCH!!!

November 19th, 2012
11:07 am

Team NeNe ~ no one is more bipolar and twisted as Jackie Christy. Evelyn knows she’s a bonafide beyotch and makes no bones about it it. Tami knew she had issues and lots of pain she had to work through and even some self-worth issues. I loved her from day one!!! Love real people. Jackie and Kenya and straight up two delusional, self absorb, walking wrecks!

Kay

November 19th, 2012
11:12 am

Jst Askn, I come on here just to get a laugh out of the comments, I don’t look at this show, but you comment about not supporting Hosea Feed the Hungry Foundation based on a stupid show is really upsets me, You would hurt innocent people because of one person performance on a reality show and trust me they all are acting there’s nothing real about this reality shows.

C Jae of EAV

November 19th, 2012
11:15 am

The level of narcissism and pomposity projected by Kenya Moore is perplexing given the relatively low level of her celebrity. She clearly fancies herself a highly recognizable figure, although the average viewer would likely struggle to pinpoint how or why they should be familiar with her. She’s more than filled the void left by Sheree’ departure from the cast. Personally, I’m unimpressed by the projection of her thus far, which I venture to say is not very far off the mark of who she is sans the camera crew.

Team NeNe

November 19th, 2012
11:15 am

I agree with you guys. “Princess Porsha” you are not a good representation for your family or the Foundation. Somebody, anybody, should talk to her with quickness.

Samantha

November 19th, 2012
11:15 am

I feel so bad and sorry for Kenya. Her Mother abandoned her and did not raise her. That is why she is the way she is. So sad… I really feel bad for her. She was Ms. U.S.A. a long time ago – 1993. She really need to let that go. That was over 19 years ago. She need to move on with her life and stop being so hateful.

OUCH!!!

November 19th, 2012
11:19 am

“…pomposity projected by Kenya Moore is perplexing given the relatively low level of her celebrity.” – Now, that right this is comical at best. CJofEAV, you’re probably a level-headed person, but you fail to see that Kenya sees herself as a “high level” celebrity. Hell, she walks around with her own security. The girl isn’t even pretty with her pimpled, heavily made up face.

Gigi

November 19th, 2012
11:19 am

Porsha has good intentions, she is just naive. One can tell she grew up spoiled but spoiled does not mean that she is mean or vicious. Her quizzing Kenya is testament to how vulnerable, innocent and green she is. She is just different from most people who had harsher lives. I do not think she should put herself out there as a fundraiser. She may be perceived as doing more harm than good to her grandfather’s legacy.
I feel sorry for Kenya. Kenya does have a lot of problems, hence, the way she treats others. Unlike Porsha, she had to scratch and kick her way to the top, which explains her harshness, cynicism and imbalances in life. She would never be able to relate to someone like Porsha. Porsha needs a gentler touch. Maybe Cynthia for a friend. Kenya would be better off being friends with someone like Kim.
I really do love Nene and Cynthia’s friendship. I am reminded of me and my two besties relationship. Nene is growing and I must say being very careful of whom she steps on, on her way to the top and Cynthia is genuinely supportive. Unfortunately, some women cannot relate to this kind of thing because like Kenya their live experiences are different.

Team NeNe

November 19th, 2012
11:23 am

OUCH ~ I believe Kenya thinks this is another contest and she’s vying for another crown; in the words of Charlie Sheen, “winning.”

Former Good Day Fan!!!!!

November 19th, 2012
11:30 am

I hope this season picks up because I’ve had enough of Kenya and Porsha(sp) already. Ms. Lawrence gets just as much air time as the housewives. I’m glad Kim will be leaving soon. She has no purpose anymore since she no longer has Big Poppa’s money. All of her scenes take place at her rented house now. She no longer goes shopping and out to eat at 5 star restaurants everyday. How the mighty have fallen. This season just seems off.

Samantha

November 19th, 2012
11:34 am

Also Porsha is a very poor representation for her grandfather. I know that Rev. Hosea Williams would NOT be happy with what she is doing. She is totally misrepresenting his memory and what Hosea Feed The Hungry stands for. She is a total disgrace!

skeeter

November 19th, 2012
12:01 pm

Samantha @ 11:34- totally agree

OUCH!!!

November 19th, 2012
12:03 pm

And, Team NeNe, like Kenya says in the opening remarks, she wasn’t Most Congeniality! Those that will fall from grace if they remain as we now see them.

1. Sweetie
2. Kim
3. Kenya
4. Porsha

If there’s another season, they won’t be back. But for some reason, I have a teeny tiny inkling that Kenya may soften up.

Sarah

November 19th, 2012
12:05 pm

That was NOT the house that Hosea Williams lived in while he was alive.

scorpion lady 6

November 19th, 2012
12:06 pm

I just watched last nights episode of RHOA. I can understand that everyone is taken back by Porsha not quoting the correct date of her grandfather’s death, but to say that you will not be supporting The Charity is going to far. Porsha is her own woman, she is not her granddad, or her aunt. That charity, i’m sure, was set up to feed hungry children. How could we not support that. If I have to choose a side in the Porsha and Kenya saga, then I choose Porsha. Porsha is young and she will continue to mature with time, but Kenya is 41, thats what you call old dog no new tricks. She is not yet married and has no children and while my heart goes out to the girl whose mother didn’t want her, her need to come in and tare another black woman down, turns my stomach. She truly gives off the vibe that Bravo invited her on the show to check everyone. When she told Lawrence that she would,” have him eating the best sushi ” etc…like she has seen more or done more and she will enhance his culture. Kenya you can use a brushup in etiquette . I know it has been 20 years, thats a long time, so enroll in a refresher course. Lawrence is very much a lady, so maybe he can enhance your character. Im just saying.

C Jae of EAV

November 19th, 2012
12:29 pm

To All:

Please don’t let the misguided and misinformed ramblings of Mrs. Porsha Stewart unfairly tarnish your view of the good work that has been done and continues to be done by her Grandfather’s foundation “Hosea Feed The Hungry”. The legacy of this foundation has been primarily shouldered by Mrs. Stewarts’s Aunt with little to no operational or strategic input from Mrs. Stewart.

Trust me when I tell you if Mrs. Stewart’s grandfather were alive he would be the first to call out his granddaughters public projection. He was never one to be shy about such things when he was alive.

Hosea Feed The Hungry will in just a few short days endevour to feed thousands of needy people and could use all the good will in both fiscal donations and human capital that the concern public can spare the cause.

OUCH!!!

November 19th, 2012
12:35 pm

Well said CJofEAV!

my two cents

November 19th, 2012
12:37 pm

did anybody see the room full of powerful women that porsha invited? now kenya is crazy but she made a good point on that. i did not recognize any of those powerful women. it looked like a room full of girlfriends from around the way. lol!!!

and dear porsha….you can’t ask someone to leave your party when clearly they are outside of the venue and about to leave. lol!!! that was by far the funniest and most naive thing porsha did.

hats off to bravo for making the two of them look stupid.

however, enjoyed cynthia and nene!! and that was a first!

Pepper

November 19th, 2012
12:51 pm

Ok Kenya really I mean you must be Humble by now I mean you come across like an animal from what I see you have a problem with all the women whom have a man when that young lady told you she was married you looked like dog why not me Yes Yes look at the recap you told your aunt you have not found the right guy yet you are not because you act so over the top which is also known as FAKE a man is not going to settle for that you might need to date a young rapper NO I got it Stevie Jay he will treat you like the fool you are. But for real for real you are already married Change your name to Mrs.America but that is why your not married yet Boo you are to stuck on that and the rest of the world is WHAT JAY-Z SAY ….WE OFF THAT

AllSmiles

November 19th, 2012
12:56 pm

Phadra-please get toned up BEFORE you start your workout thingy. Your legs in that blue dress looks like elephant legs (the same size all the way down). You dont have a donkey booty you have a “regular” (meaning nothing special). Kenya-stop hating on Porsha she has what you want. She asked you all those questions about babies and a husband to point out your flaws dummy! Kenya please take that money from your so called charity and spend it at a dermatologist. You were Ms USA over two decades ago….who cares!

patricia

November 19th, 2012
1:06 pm

I am back… commenting again.
I am not sure if Hosea, Jr. was ever married to Porsha’s mother, but when I knew him, he was married to a very smart woman (not Porsha’s mother) and they too have a daughter. A very smart daughter.
I think this Porsha is clearly not connected to this family other than in name.
If she was her aunt would be on this show.
That little party was hardly at Hosea’s house because that is in Eastlake and looks nothing like that. It does not even have a long driveway.
Her husband better stop Porsha before they both look like Chad and Evelyn.

By the way.. Why don’t you know your granddaddy’s birthdaay girl?????

MelDee

November 19th, 2012
1:16 pm

Catgut – Kenya has acne because she ain’t gettin’ none and Walter don’t no more wanna be with her than I do! She’s 41, never married, no kids and sh’e practically begging him to propose to her. It was a long distance relationship for a reason – DUH. And Porsia – is all about the money and she does not even bother to sugarcoat that fact.
And the latest to get on my nerves is Gregg….stop beggin’ bruh. You only want NeNe because as she says, she has arrived – - – - without you!

GG

November 19th, 2012
1:22 pm

I think Kanya has mommy and daddy issues, thus this explains her insecurities. She seems to be extremely jealous of women that have husbands, thus her desperation is trying to get a man to wife her, but if she was all that, she would already be married, this should tell her something about that nasty attitude she has. I give Porsche a pass, she is very young, therefore her conversation is not going to be ideal for the typical 40+ year old woman, so with her asking those personal quesitons to Kenya, was totally understandable. They need to get rid of Kim, she is very boring and bitter. Bravo please do not renew her contract and let her find some other big poppa to fund her lifestyle.

OUCH!!!

November 19th, 2012
1:40 pm

No man in his right mind is going to marry a woman with the attitude, insecurities, pomposity (love that word) that Kenya is exhibiting. We all know bat isht crazy when we see it.