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‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ recap, season 5, episode 7: cool those panties

Cynthai Bailey, clearly having a good time with Kenya Moore in her rear-view mirror. CREDIT: Bravo

Cynthia Bailey, clearly having a good time with Kenya Moore in her rear-view mirror. CREDIT: Bravo

Who came off better in the argument tonight: Kenya or Porsha?

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NeNe Leakes is now a bonafide actress. She’s on “The New Normal” on NBC after a stint on Fox’s “Glee.” So she has a good eye for bad acting – as in, Kenya Moore and Walter Jackson.

They are theoretically “a couple.” Kenya has been yammering about getting married and pressuring the poor man to put a ring on it. On the show, Walter is not doing a terribly convincing job acting as if he was all that into Kenya and her annoying self.

Last Monday, he told V-103 morning host Frank Ski that while he dated her years ago, he hadn’t heard from her in ages until Kenya asked him to be her boyfriend on the show. His friends told him it would be fun. He had no idea, though , that she’d be so pushy about “marriage.” Clearly, Kenya wanted a good storyline and Walter would be the prop.

NeNe sensed their lack of romantic connection almost immediately and had the temerity to ask Kenya to her face whether it was a legitimate relationship during the cast’s trip to Anguilla. She did it multiple times, annoying Kenya, who got deeply defensive and said her relationship with Walter was just fine. Fact: we never see them holding hands or appearing remotely happy with each other at any point. NeNe’s instincts are 100% true.

As an aside, I saw Walter on Thursday night at the Rolling Out magazine’s Men of Power and Influence gathering at the Twelve Hotel at Atlantic Station. He was with this really tall model type and acted mildly alarmed when I told him that Kenya had RSVPed. “I haven’t see her since August,” he said. He acknowledged everything he said on Monday to his friend Ski (who was being honored that night) was true, that he didn’t sign up for the drama after accepting to play Kenya’s “boyfriend.” I told him that I figured something was up given how nonchalant he was while Kenya was flirting in front of him. No self-respecting boyfriend would stand for that. I was told later that Kenya heard he was there and decided not to show up.

One way to get attention on any “Real Housewives” show is to get into a big argument with another housewife. Best end result for endless replays on “Watch What Happens Live” and future episodes: two women talking over each other and throwing out insults worthy of a high school cafeteria. A little physical altercations are fun, too. But you have to weight your adversary and pick your battles carefully.

Kenya could have easily gotten into NeNe’s face for questioning her relationship with Walter. But she kept herself in check no matter how pushy NeNe was. Messing with big-shot NeNe didn’t seem like a smart move to Kenya.

But then there’s fellow newbie Porsha Stewart.

She’s young. She’s vulnerable. Kenya has no respect for her. Perfect!

In front of the other ladies, Porsha give Kenya some underhanded compliments about being so nice and sweet on the trip, compared to how horrid she was at the lunch where they first met, then the fundraiser, where Kenya acted needlessly holier than thou, then left in a huff.

NeNe asks what happened at the fundraiser. Porsha said Kenya took offense when Porsha said she was Miss America, not Miss USA and acted as if she was “bigger than the event.” She felt Kenya was disrespecting her late great grandfather and civil rights icon Hosea Williams.

Kenya, not willing to acknowledge any weakness (lest we discover how vulnerable or calculating she really is), gets defensive. “I don’t even know why we’re talking about this bull***. I’m over it. Get over it!”

Porsha tries to puncture Kenya’s over-sized ego: “You’re a non-factor to me.”

Kenya starts to put on her armor. “I’m 40 and fabulous!”

“Hood rat!” says Porsha, getting down and dirty.

“Dumb little cheerleader!” Kenya bites back. “What titles do you have?”

“Maybe if I was alive when you got your title, I would know!” Porsha says. (Technically, she was, but who’s counting?)

Then the b-word gets thrown around a few times and the women start getting into each others’ faces. NeNe and Cynthia try to block them.

They back off from each other momentarily. But then they go back at it. They diss each other’s credentials or lack thereof. And Porsha pulls out the “I’ll sue your a** if you touch me” and the funny line “You’re trying to recapture what you had going on 55 years ago.”

“You’re living off your grandfather’s legacy. You don’t have anything for yourself,” Kenya responds.

Words like “ridiculous” and “stupid” get thrown around. “Low class whore,” Porsha spits out. Kenya’s final line: “Read a book.”

“I am ghetto,” Kenya says. “I’m also sophisticated, educated, classy. I’m a lot of things. That’s all part of my magic, sweetheart. You’re jealous because you don’t have that kind of magic.”

She tells NeNe; “I’m still here. I’m still fabulous. Gone with the wind fabulous! Thank you.”

She twirls a few times and departs, as if she had just finished a big scene from a TV show or film.

“Is this movie night”? NeNe asks later, pondering the “Gone With the Wind” reference.

In other storylines:

- Gregg and NeNe are getting along well. He even cooks for everyone.

- Kandi Burruss and her boyfriend Todd are hot for each other. They even “christen” the hot tub.

- Peter surprised Cynthia Bailey with a renewal of vows on the beach. It was lovely and pretty and emotional. Kenya, of course, wished it were her, she said.

- We see very little of Kordell and Porsha together. I get the impression Kordell isn’t working too hard to get much camera time.

RATINGS

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” last week (the final one where Kim Zolciak appears in any way) drew 3.2 million viewers, the best since the opener. After six episodes, the show is still lagging behind season four in ratings to date by about 300,000 viewers, averaging about 2.8 million viewers so far. Still, that’s pretty strong for Bravo.

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57 comments Add your comment

Barton Fink

December 16th, 2012
11:27 pm

Kenya is annoying and fake, but I like her. I mean, compared to Nene and Porsha and that prostitute from last season, Kenya is virtually royalty.

justme23

December 17th, 2012
12:52 am

Kenya is really not as bad as everyone is saying. She is adding some extra energy to the show. I think she just has a short temper and gets annoyed easily when someone makes insulting comments. Porsha started the fight by bringing up by-gones, and NeNe was meddling in Kenya’s business w/Walter. Who really cares if they are a couple or not. It takes a special man to handle Kenya and Walter’s got that Pookie thing going. Kenya is going to have to get an older white businessman and forget about these local Black guys that are intimidated by her spunk and outgoing personality. I’m enjoying the show, which I could watch the whole season in one night. I hope Bravo keeps them on for more yrs to come.

TG

December 17th, 2012
8:01 am

I caught this episode. I thought the Anguila wedding was beautiful. Still think Peter is a jerk, but this might be the first episode the audience got to kinda see what Cynthia saw in him. On the much-hyped “Gone with the Wind” altercation, I found Porsha and [surprise] NeNe to be the biggest instigator in that incident. It looked forced, like the Bravo execs said, “On cue…now.” Porsha added the “she’s not relevant to me” to poke and get Kenya fired up, lol. It was so obvious to me. I still find Kandi classless. Um, “christening” is for MARRIED people, she’s toasting to “a lifetime together” and this dude has not even proposed. Where is her self-respect or at least respect for her daughter? You’re a mom and you constantly talk about your sex toys and sleeping with a man who lives with you but has yet to propose. What’s really going on?

Cheerleader

December 17th, 2012
8:13 am

I didn’t understand the cheerleader name-calling. However, Kenya definitely won! Porsha started it all by going into details about the fundraiser. Kenya is growing on me. Porsha is the one who starts talking like a “hood rat” when she gets angry…

Cheerleader

December 17th, 2012
8:21 am

Oh, great to read what happened at the dinner with Walter, R.H.! Interesting. Back to RHOA, does anyone really believe Cynthia didn’t know about the renewing of vows? She sure was was dressed perfectly for the occasion. Cynthia Bailey could not be any more beautiful in any of the scenes, though! Wow. She also has the best legs, by far, of any of the RHOA. She’s on the same level, in that regard, with RHOBH.

Jonell PR

December 17th, 2012
8:48 am

Great Coverage Rodney. You always ROCK w/the Housewife news.

Chris

December 17th, 2012
9:00 am

I feel dumber having accidentally clicking on this article. Who cares what this group of no talent retards do? Bunch of trash

GaPeachy

December 17th, 2012
9:00 am

I was on the floor rolling when Walter pulled Kenya aside during dinner and she thought is was a proposal. The secret is…….. Peter is suprising Cynthia with a vow renewal. LOL!!!! the look on her face was priceless. Why he needed to pull her away during dinner to say that, i have know idea, but it was funny!!

Kapoonka

December 17th, 2012
9:02 am

Thye must have incorrectly pegged Kenya for Kim…a whooping girl. Kenya is smarter than Kim and hella smarter than Porsha. Thye have ganged up on her, and she is not as fragile as Kim, so yeah heads are going to butt. Porsha started the whole thing by rehashing it…. Porsha said” You got one more to call me a “B” one more time and i’ll.”… Kenya said “B,B,B” and Porhsa did nada. She talks big…but she’s a chicken.

Kapoonka

December 17th, 2012
9:43 am

That carbuncle on Kenya’s face was sure as heck a big distraction. Can you say “dermatologist?” Her skin is terrible!
Nene with no make up is scary!!! Those boulder strap marks on her back are north of ugly. What was up with that? Even Phaedra’s back is ugly as hell…..

Cheerleader

December 17th, 2012
10:30 am

Rodney, why aren’t RHOA episodes on Xfinity on-demand? RHOBH episodes are.

Loraine

December 17th, 2012
10:40 am

Peter planned a nice wedding. However he makes enough money to get his teeth fixed. He’s always being sarcastic at times. How about getting some implants. You can’t be cool, when you are missing a row of teeth on one side of your mouth.

Kenya is a NUTT JOB!!

December 17th, 2012
10:40 am

Kenya is a complete nutt job! She need to have her head examined. Porsha may not be the brightest bulb in the bunch (in reference to Kenya telling her to read a book), but she was on point regarding Kenya being ghetto and basically a has been Miss. U.S.A. or America or whatever she was way back in 93′. Almost 20 years ago. Kenya is still holding unto that. So sad. At any rate Kenya is a slut. She rolls her behind all over Cynthias’ husband, constantly flirts with Apolo/Phaedras’ husband and then she just asked the host of the party last week if he donates his sperm to a sperm bank. She is crazy. Then on top of all of that Kenya just lied and said that old boy is her boyfriend when clearly he clarified last week to the world that he and Kenya dated over 3 years ago for only 90 days, , 3 months…She is just completely crazy! She is a nutt job that is on the verge of cracking!

Well Said

December 17th, 2012
10:41 am

@TG…I agree with you about Kandi….Where are her morals???? Has she forgotten that she has a daughter and this stuff with sex toys. Not only that, this stuff will be replayed in the future. She really needs to rethink her actions.

!

December 17th, 2012
10:48 am

Kenya is a snake!

Walter is a puppet

Kenya is afraid of nene

Kandi is a nut

Denyse

December 17th, 2012
10:54 am

Porsha is as dumb as doo doo. Her yelling that Kenya “asked the Chinese guy to make a baby with her (Kenya) was just stupid. They guy wasn’t even Chinese. Clearly, Porsha doesn’t get out much.

Bella_Diva

December 17th, 2012
10:58 am

I really have an issue with Porsha always going to how old Kenya is..I thought Porsha was in her 30’s. I really liked when Kenya said 40 and fab. Porsha you need to come with a better come back then her age..she gives you so much material to use..

!

December 17th, 2012
11:02 am

Porsha is not the smartest by far.

Kenya is old, and talking about having a baby those rotten eggs will not do.

What a Bunch!

December 17th, 2012
11:05 am

This episode was funny! Kenya is a nut! I couldn’t stop laughing with her crazy twirling, LOL. “gone with the wind fabulous”. LOL. Porsha, a little spit-fire she is/was. She sure did read Kenya. Not a big fan of Papa Smurf/Old Man Winter Peter BUT their vow renewal was beautiful (staged or not). He is lucky to have Cynthia.

jada

December 17th, 2012
11:06 am

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Chelle

December 17th, 2012
11:12 am

Peter how nice of you to plan the little wedding for Cynthia but will that stop you from whoring around town like you’re single? Nene, it’s great to see you and Greg back in stride again. Kandi is in LOVE, so sweet!! Porsha, you’re dumb as a brick and yur husband is on the DL, if it wasn’t for your granddaddy you’d be more more irrelavent, read a book. Kenya, get those ratings girl and you’re spot for next season, you didn’t need Walter for that, he’s not cute and not that rich so what was the point?? Phaedra, blah but Aiden is adorable. Bye Kimmy and I still miss Lisa Wu

Kenya Fans

December 17th, 2012
11:28 am

Kenya need to kick broke Walter to the curb and quit fronting about her relationships. Go and get you a Falcons player girl, they are young, dumb, and full of money. You can see how it worked for that basketball implant Polish prossy who hooked a Falcons player half her age, it can work for you too. You can do better, girl!

Mountain Man

December 17th, 2012
11:37 am

Is this what is meant by “Black Trash?” Shame! Shame!

KAREN

December 17th, 2012
11:45 am

I felt sorry for Kenya. Porche should have never sat there and told those things to her face, on camera or gossiped to the other girls. Porche needs etiquette classes. No one needs to sit and listen while someone speaks that way to them. And if Walter has no intentions with Kenya he needs to man up and tell her. He is the one that looks bad not her. Kenya might be in a rose colored world all about herself but she seems to be taking things in stride. Now she did flirt a bit to much but I think alot of alcohol was involved. She might not remember or just was trying to make Walter jealous.

itsallgoodnroanoke

December 17th, 2012
12:19 pm

Porsha is young and talks like a young girl. All those teeth showing saying NOTHING! I don’t really like her because she is sooo young and ACT it! She is around WOMEN! All about the Benjamin with her. It shows.

Deb

December 17th, 2012
12:29 pm

Is it me of does seeing kids slaughtered like animals in their classrooms make me not care what a bunch of untalented desperate for fame drama queens do??? I know the pain of burying a child (sis killed getting off a school bus). Whitne I hope you sang God’s newest angels into heaven…RIP!

Who really cares?

December 17th, 2012
12:36 pm

Everyone on that show should be embarrassed about how low they have sunk for a paycheck. I mean EVERYONE. No one is on better than the other. Porsha is a dumb azz………all 265 days a year. She is where she is not because of her grandfather but because of Cordell and what was he thinking. He definitely wasn’t looking for a woman who could compliment him in the brain. Phaedra is an attorney and yet she portrays herself in a classless way (showing her azz like it’s funny/cute). Kandis has never been a housewife so how she made it on the show with Kenya and hooker Kim is beyond me. NeNe is no better. She likes to start mess and be involved.

The only thing all these women have in common is THHEY ARE BLACK, MESSYand SCARY WITHOUT MAKEUP. OMG, when I saw them without makeup, I was horrified. Porsha and Kenya scared me with all those black blemishes on their faces. They must use a lot of concealent. NeNe, Cynthia, Kandis and Phaedra are a little better, just a little. I know they all are greatful to the creator(s) of makeup.

nicegirlone

December 17th, 2012
12:36 pm

I love Kenya at this point Porche was starting trouble where there was none and NeNe is still my girl but she did add a lil fuel to that mess They are making Kenya look real good with all the petty crap they are doing .She looks fabulous at 40 work it !!! Kenya

Seaport

December 17th, 2012
12:38 pm

OMG ladies ladies I must say Apollo was the only one who had the right idea for Kenys (WITH ALL THAT HANDS ON..LOL HE WET THAT OLD DOG UP). Im so glade NeNe is on the show because if she was not Kenya would have taken over . Kandi come on guys she have not done any thing wrong and what it the problem dude paid for that house also no different than living with your boy friend and truth be told sex make the world go around. I did not know Phedra had it in her when you told Kenys to go on it was so on point go on honey like she was her teacher and Apollo was on time with what give h^%D letting you know KENYA YOUR A HOOD RAT CHICK….LOL I THINK KENYA SHOULD CHANGE SHOWS SHE IS NEEDED ON ATLANTA LOVE AND HIP HOP STEBBIE COME AND GET HER.
Thanks Pepper@91Deuce

joe

December 17th, 2012
12:48 pm

Need to rot your brain quick? Watch this crap and see how low people will go to earn a dollar while contributing to an ever declining image of a certain community. If MLK came back today, he’d puke and spit all over what’s become of a certain community in this city.

don928

December 17th, 2012
1:17 pm

NeeNee’s back looked HORRIBLE. She should have kept ALL of her clothes on, LOL! Porsha is NOT goof for the show, she is very boring. They must have been very desperate to give her a shot. Kenya should have left Walter out of it instead of lying to Bravo. I doubt she will be back next year because of that. Andy Cohen is not happy about what she did. The only good looking people on that show are Cynthia (do not see what she sees in Papa Smirf) and Phaedra’s hubby. Kandi should NOT have shown that horrible body on television. She looked a total and jacked up MESS. Her man is very short but I agree that she is setting a bad example for her daughter. Ding Dong, I am so glad that Man faced Kim is off the show!

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December 17th, 2012
1:32 pm

Is it just me or is there only one person (with bad grammar and the same misspellings) commenting on this blog? Check IP addresses, Rodney.

MZ.REECE

December 17th, 2012
2:02 pm

Kenya is a disrespectful woman with no class who needs to get her own man an find someone who wants her because Walter really isnt interested. To all the other housewives hang on tight to your man because Kenya is there to give you southern belles a run for your money. Word from the wise if she got the same thing you got keep that B—- as a suspect!!

Krystilized

December 17th, 2012
2:15 pm

Say what u want, but I’m riding with Kenya. She Is gone with the wind crazy, but fabulous indeed!! Hope she knocks some sense into that clueless disrespectful. She needs to find a seat and sit in it. And is it just me, or should she have busted Nenes head too! Nene was clearly in defense of Porschas ratchet azz.

Gimme a Break

December 17th, 2012
2:25 pm

This show is still on?

Crickett

December 17th, 2012
2:27 pm

Just as Porsha’s grandfather started his business 40 years ago and it’s still relevant. Kenya won her title 20 years ago and has supported herself very well without a husband to pick up the tab. Porsha couldn’t walk in Kenya’s shoes she trip. I like Kenya, she’s my kind of crazy- loved the twirl.

Dee

December 17th, 2012
2:31 pm

Porsha husband is on the DL big time why ? she want a baby this only career move she can make at this age ……get payed hope the your child looks just like your husband ….? why does Bravo keep them from this area of comments because of ANDY…….? the host is for any person who is DL….
Walter is soft ass man…….where their is smoke there is fire……his ex- said he was gay that rumor is correct…..? his ex- knows him.

Keisha

December 17th, 2012
2:41 pm

This is mess…no comment just awful!

LOL

CGC

December 17th, 2012
2:45 pm

I really don’t care who says or does what because I look forward to seeing these dysfunctional, catty, well-off folks making themselves look as dumb as they do. However, I will still give my personal break down of them all anyway.
Hmm… let’s see… Kandi – wants to fit in with the married life with the rest of the ladies. Other than that, I like her, but she really should not make herself out to be such a slut. Kim – glad the miserable liar is gone. And her assistant is such a loser!! She lets Kim over talk her all of the time and let alone, fire her and then comes back for even more. Porsha – please take her off the show! She is very immature. Cynthia – I love. She has so much class and thinks before she speaks and reacts. Phaedra – does way too much most of the time: physically, mentally, and financially. Kenya – yes honey you are fab, but let’s not take things too far now… NeNe – insecure and such a drag queen GOODNESS! Keep them shows coming!!!!!!!!! I love this kind of entertainment!

SHERLE

December 17th, 2012
3:55 pm

The whole show is a trip. For Phaedra, as far as lawyer is concerned, a real one wouldn’t low rate herself with her whole A** out and wear clothes too small and she look older than her husband. Porsha is dumb and dont know what she’s talking about, dressed up but dumbed down. Kandi need to learn how to dress because the tight fitting clothes to show one of the most ugliest shape on a female.

Blvdjewel

December 17th, 2012
4:36 pm

Cynthia looked every bit the model in last night’s episode. She looks FABULOUS!

Ms Tee

December 17th, 2012
5:37 pm

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Ms Tee

December 17th, 2012
5:48 pm

I love Kenya, she is.extremely smart, beautiful, real.(not fake), and seems to be the life of a party. Kandi has no respect for her daughter or mother having sex on camera (what type of role model is that). Nene is extremely fake and Cynthia is very boring. She now act like Sheree. Cynthia will kiss Nene butt crack if she thought it jwould make Nene happy. Porsha is just DUMB and STUPID with a head full of fake hair. Eat your yams girl for your twins.

Lilly

December 17th, 2012
6:24 pm

Although Kenya is out of control, Porsha started up with the underhandedness from the first time they met. Like Kenya said, she keeps giving her digs– It was so obvious, even in their first encounter. There’s nothing worse than an underhanded hater. I think Porsha decided to be a jerk even before Kenya did anything to her because she looked at Kenya as major competition. Kenya may be older but she doesn’t look it. At the fundraiser, I think Porsha was really aiming to offend Kenya by announcing her and “forgetting” what year she won the crown so she would have to reiterate it and be embarrassed about her age.

Quin

December 17th, 2012
6:27 pm

It is a sad commentary regarding the depiction of African American women. To be so willing to expose your flaws to the world for a “paycheck” is beyond me. Shame on them for participating in this poorly cast “minstrel” show.

They’ve revealed, through their behavior, what we should be praying for on their behalf.

Ari Northington

December 17th, 2012
8:54 pm

Missed last night’s episode. Oh well, comments here are far more entertaining I’m sure. Keep ‘em coming :)

Von

December 17th, 2012
10:32 pm

WAIT A MINUTE! Why people talking bad about Kandi because she having sex with her boyfriend and they stay together?!!! HOLD ON NOW! I know dam# well, many of y’all, if not all has had sex without getting married and many of y’all probably didn’t have an title with that man you were having sex with like “boyfriend”. That’s just crazy the girl is trying to settle down. People get to me acting all “SAVED AND HOLY”. Kandi, girl you do you and living with your boyfriend before marriage is your choice.
That Kenya is a fruit cake all day long!

Deborah

December 17th, 2012
10:56 pm

I loved last night episode–made it “Gone With the Wind Fabulous” in light of the tragic school shooting in Conn. With that said, Ms. Kenya has started to grow on me. Porsche should do as Wendy suggested on her show today, move on, because she is not protecting legacy or her marriage by being on the show. Her outdated comments, her insulting behavior, only serve to disrespect herself far more than Kenya or anyone else could. She came onto Kenya like a lamb, and then tore at her like a wild animal, but the cougar in Ms. Kenya was not about to allow her to get away with it. Kudos to Ms. Kenya. Sorry homegirl–you were wrong on this one!

Setra

December 18th, 2012
12:13 am

This list of one-liners from last night’s big fight is hilarious! I was secretly happy that Porsha decided to pick a fight with Kenya. In part because Kenya is out of control and disrespectful and also because it’s always fun to see real housewife fights! On a side note, it was clear that Kenya and Walter weren’t in a relationship. This episode gave me and my DISH coworker a lot to talk about at work today so I’m glad I watched. I wasn’t home when it aired so I recorded it on my DISH Hopper. I’m able to record and store up to 2,000 hours of entertainment on this DVR. I never run out of room!

ShiningStar

December 18th, 2012
5:11 am

Even though Kenya is way over the top, one thing that you can say about her is that she does add excitement to the show, whether she is just having “fun” or on a tirade. It was Porsha that instigated the incident between her and Kenya. Porsha is too young acting and immature for her age. She acts like she is 21and other than her run ins with Kenya, she is not interesting on the show. She’s always talking about her grandfather’s legacy as if he was a King and he should be held to the highest honor and Kenya being Miss USA 20 years ago is irrelevant. But at least everything that Kenya has accomplished, she did it on her own. Porsha is riding on her grandfather’s and her husband’s coattail. And Kandi ought to be ashamed of herself. She’s always talking about sex and sex toys, and making a video clip of her and Todd after having sex in the jacuzzi (or whatever it was), and buying a house with Todd when he hasn’t asked her to marry him. She is being a poor example for her daughter. When I watch these shows and she what goes on in their lives, my life seems like a taste of heaven in comparison.