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Posted Mar 18, 2014 @ 2:49 PM

Please don't discuss NeNe's appearance on Dancing with the Stars here. It didn't happen on this show, so it's off-topic here. Dancing with the Stars has its own forum, so you can discuss her there. The DWTS forums are here, and NeNe has her own thread here. Thanks!


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Posted Apr 9, 2012 @ 10:35 PM

The season was boring without any interesting storylines (that's why the reunion is so heavily promoted). It was too long- there was no need for almost 20 episodes excluding the three part reunion, and the Lost Footage. It was mostly a long infomercial that continued all the way to the season finale. The "misunderstanding" about the black/African baby that Cynthia, and Kandi couldn't see Kim holding lasted too long, and the ceremony to honor Willie (I forget his last name) shouldn't have been shown.
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Posted Apr 9, 2012 @ 10:38 PM

beansNcornbread: Yes! It's like Kandi's fishing. For something to catch. I wouldn't do a sex toy line having a daughter (mine) who is 13. But that's just me. I just feel like she's looking for the hook line sinker...whatever that saying is. Looking for something to stick. Do you write songs or are you a sex toy mamma! Pick a business, pick one already! Not that I know anything (;0), but all those toys looked dang boring to me~just sayin (there may be better ones, cough, cough). :) I'd be afraid to lose that lil one that can swim with the fishes you know where. It didn't even have a string....sorry guys, couldn't help it.

I love at the end, it mentioned Chateau Sheree is still a pile of dirt! Slam!

Edited by LabLover27, Apr 9, 2012 @ 10:45 PM.

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Posted Apr 9, 2012 @ 10:41 PM

How she finds him attractive is beyond me, and if it's just for his gifts then Nene, you're stepping right into Marlo and Kim territory. **cough** whore **cough**

Are we to assume she's sleeping with him? I just assumed he was providing the gifts because he wanted to, and was courting her, not necessarily that she's "f---ing for handbags" as the always eloquent Tammi from Basketball Wives says.
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Posted Apr 9, 2012 @ 10:46 PM

Nene and the pizza man are gross and uncomfortable to watch. I can't believe that jackass brought her a Rolly and said " you're the woman who brings light to my life". What???? He's delusional.

Awkward and more awkward. Nene looks repulsed by Kolaj on camera. I did feel though he showed a little bit of humanity when he talked about how they bonded during Celebrity Apprentice because both were going through some trying times.
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Posted Apr 9, 2012 @ 11:37 PM

When the man from Kenya came in and showed his body Phaedra said in a way only Phaedra can do..."I bet he has some strong hands....after working in the fields"...I was rolling. She is too funny.


I didn't think that was funny at all. Why would she assume he was working in the fields? Cuz he was from Kenya? Was it some kind of slave reference? I don't get it.


I also didn't find that funny. I think Phaedra is annoying as hell with her one liners and HmmmHmmms. She takes it to far for me. How would she have reacted if someone said something about Apollo having strong hands from lifting weights in jail or changing VIN numbers during his car theft ringleader days. It's offensive to me to imply because the young man was from Africa, he was working in a field. A very ignorant statement IMO, joke or not.


I feel like Kandi's story is basically a 24/7 infomercial channel. She's always selling something to us, either her music, her dildos or her clothing store and I'm tired of it. The only time she's not selling something is when the story is about someone else. Kandi is now on permanent ff.


The party looked nice and was great promotion for her line but sometimes during the show I just wanna yell at the TV to her "Can you please go get some dick!!" Sorry, but she seems sex crazed at times. Like geesh..give it a rest.

I was thankful the disgusting Ridickulous wasn't at the party.
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Posted Apr 9, 2012 @ 11:45 PM

Okay, no one has mentioned it ... Cynthia's claim that models have to be smart because they have to get themselves from airports to hotels and from hotels to bookings, oh and eat too (without any help!) had me cracking up laughing.
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Posted Apr 9, 2012 @ 11:47 PM

LOL RennieGirl!! I had forgotten that, when she said it I was like "Wow that's real rocket scientist material".
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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 12:05 AM

Cynthia has been watching way too many episodes of American Next Top Model. She left out, "and doing this all in heels!"

Also, come on people, Nene can't stand being around "twitter people". She needs to put her sneakers on hanging out with all those "twitter people". I ain't watching Glee or any show with her on it, pompous a**.

"She doesn't need a dildo because she has a dick in her pants" is right on! I give her 6 months....Nene who? I think "twitter people" should start to twitter about that! (In Nene's voice) Doesn't that B**** have a pr person?"

Edited by LabLover27, Apr 10, 2012 @ 12:27 AM.

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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 12:47 AM

Regarding Nene and her dislike of the "twitter" people:
I thought that part of her attitude wasn't snobbery but rather discomfort. Kandi's party was pretty intimate, and I got the impression that the nature of the theme (sex toys) along with the usual format of the wrap parties (main cast members and their families) is what lead to Nene's shock at the large number of strangers present. I'm saying this because she specifically mentioned being put off by the twitter fans taking pictures with their phones. Not to defend Nene too much, but I think that she was concerned about a random fan snapping a pic of Nene holding a dildo or being rubbed by a shirtless man and sending it out into the twitterverse without context.
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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 12:54 AM

Portae....welcome to Hollywood. ;)

In the car ride over, she knew Kandi had tweeted the info about the party. She knew what would be at the party, i.e., her comment about Kandi not having a man so she needs those toys.

She could have left without insulting a viral (twitterverse) community. She needs some work in the PR department. Those 'twitter people' can make her or break her...in some sort of way. Would it have been different if they were HER 'twitter people'? My guess is yes.

If it is not about Nene, the final show, she'll do what she does best. Make it all about her. Good for her and her divorce, with benefits. And her leading a man on for gifts. I kept waiting for her to say to her Big Poppa Gifter what she said in her talking head. Too much, too fast. Didn't see her saying it to him. Just saw her putting it on her wrist.

Looking forward to the reunion though....

Edited by LabLover27, Apr 10, 2012 @ 3:01 AM.

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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 4:29 AM

The party looked nice and was great promotion for her line but sometimes during the show I just wanna yell at the TV to her "Can you please go get some dick!!" Sorry, but she seems sex crazed at times. Like geesh..give it a rest.

I think Kandi is sublimating her unfulfilled sex drive into this product line.
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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 5:03 AM

I don't understand why Kim told Kroy "nobody would have left my situation with Big Poppa"? What the hell brought that on? Most people wouldn't have got in the "situation" to begin with, Kim. And good god at that dress she's wearing on the reunion show. She is all trash, no class. Kroy must love him some white trash. Gonna be paying for that trash a long time, you fool.


This is another reason I can't give Kim credit. She gets no points over being a better manager of her money than Sheree, in my book. From season 1, what we've seen is that Kim didn't have any money to manage. Big Poppa paid for ALL of her lifestyle, home, shopping, cars, etc. When Bob was footing Sheree's bill, she lived as well as Kim (even better).

On one hand, I want to see Kroy as a good guy who can get beyond Kim's past, but on the other hand, dude.. WHAT THE HELL????? He's acting out some crap fantasy that he's some good ole' country boy rescusing the big city girl with a heart of gold, beat down by a hard city life. Kim seems, to me, to be talomg advantage of that little fantasy of his by acting as if she lived in a gilded cage and was trapped by Big Poppa! She was only trapped by her unwillingness to work! She was trapped by wanting more than she could afford and doing whatever it took to get what she wanted -- including being a man's kept mistress (while her children KNEW what was going on) for years. In either season 1 or 2 Kim makes a comment along the lines of doing whatever it takes, as she's talking about buying designer purses (for her older daughter, I think). Truly screwed up priorities...

On second thought, forget it, Kim and Sheree are not the same... Kim is so much worse. Sheree may spend money like it's flowing water, but she never put her children through the freak show Kim has been willing to make her girls a party to just for a "lavish lifestyle". Sheree dated some real losers, but she took her time getting to know them to make sure things would work out. I don't doubt that she could have found herself a sugar daddy (and even played up to Marlo to help her out, given Marlo's circle of "friends"). Unlike Kim, she chose not to.

I will be truly disgusted with Bravo if Sheree goes and Kim stays. Dump them both, or keep them both and expand the group.
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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 6:23 AM

Do you write songs or are you a sex toy mamma! Pick a business, pick one already!


Why should she stick to one business if she doesn't have to? She might as well strike while the iron's hot; she won't be this popular for long. Plus, the sex toy industry is HUGE. I know people in America try to play innocent and demure when sex is brought up, but given the billions the porn and sex toy industry makes, obviously, someone out there is buying them. And yes, Kandi has a young daughter, but to me, that's neither here nor there. She's not giving her business cards to Riley to hand out during recess. lol. I don't see Kandi as sex-crazed - just really serious about publicizing what she has going on to maximize profits, plain and simple.


On second thought, forget it, Kim and Sheree are not the same... Kim is so much worse. Sheree may spend money like it's flowing water, but she never put her children through the freak show Kim has been willing to make her girls a party to just for a "lavish lifestyle". Sheree dated some real losers, but she took her time getting to know them to make sure things would work out.


Kim isn't worse than Sheree, imo, as far as parenting is concerned. Sheree let her petty beef with Bob interfere with Bob's relationship with his children. Her lying ass schemed to squeeze every single possible dime from the man and conned him out of the profits of the sale of their home. She sat there, on television, and repeatedly called Bob a deadbeat, and then, mumbled something during her final meeting with Phaedra about the man actually owing her only ~$120. I was appalled. After all of the fronting she did and after all of the money she's made from this show, her kids are sleeping on mattresses on the floor, and she doesn't appear remotely embarrassed about it. Both Kim and Sheree have some shitty parenting going on, but in different ways.

I just assumed he was providing the gifts because he wanted to, and was courting her, not necessarily that she's "f---ing for handbags" as the always eloquent Tammi from Basketball Wives says.


I find it so gross that Nene accepts the gifts even if she has no intention of sleeping with the man. A man who gives you Birkins, Loubs, and diamond jewelry is eventually going to want more than a coy smile and a thank you.

Edited by PharmGal10, Apr 10, 2012 @ 6:25 AM.

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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 7:47 AM

I don't believe that pay scale. Why if Sheree is making all that money, can't she afford better diggs? Atlanta is not that expensive.
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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 8:54 AM

On one hand, I want to see Kroy as a good guy who can get beyond Kim's past, but on the other hand, dude.. WHAT THE HELL????? He's acting out some crap fantasy that he's some good ole' country boy rescusing the big city girl with a heart of gold, beat down by a hard city life. Kim seems, to me, to be talomg advantage of that little fantasy of his by acting as if she lived in a gilded cage and was trapped by Big Poppa! She was only trapped by her unwillingness to work! She was trapped by wanting more than she could afford and doing whatever it took to get what she wanted -- including being a man's kept mistress (while her children KNEW what was going on) for years. In either season 1 or 2 Kim makes a comment along the lines of doing whatever it takes, as she's talking about buying designer purses (for her older daughter, I think). Truly screwed up priorities...


That's exactly what I think Kroy is playing. He's probably one of those men who can't get hard unless he thinks he's helping a "damsel in distress."


I find it so gross that Nene accepts the gifts even if she has no intention of sleeping with the man. A man who gives you Birkins, Loubs, and diamond jewelry is eventually going to want more than a coy smile and a thank you.


Not always. Some men believe it or not, just want someone to sit there at lunch and listen to them bitch about their lives.
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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 9:17 AM

Not always. Some men believe it or not, just want someone to sit there at lunch and listen to them bitch about their lives.


I don't believe that to be the case 99% of the time, but that has just been my personal experience with overly generous suitors. Nene's situation may be different, but I don't think it is. I suppose time will tell.

Edited by PharmGal10, Apr 10, 2012 @ 9:19 AM.

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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 9:17 AM

Finally watched this last night. I really didn't take offense to Nene mentioning the Twitter people. It didn't sound like she was disgusted by them at all. MMV though, I know. And former stripper or not, Nene's reaction regarding sex has always been the same. When she was on WWHL and Andy asked her about her sexual relationship with Greg, she really didn't want to answer the question. I just find that she's always been consistent when the talk of sex comes up.

It really is amazing how many people thought they were model material at Cynthia's agency. I was side-eyeing a lot of the folks the camera panned to. I'm glad she was honest with them. And the girl with the coochie shorts ...

Even after all the advertising on this show -- and I'm a toy fan -- I still wasn't compelled to buy any Bedroom Kandi products.
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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 9:31 AM

Andy was really pushing RnB singer Monica about possibly joining the cast on WWHL last night. Any thoughts on that?
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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 9:41 AM

Do you write songs or are you a sex toy mamma! Pick a business, pick one already!

There's no reason she can't do both. She also co-owns a boutique - I remember she had a birthday party at it on the show. Jay-Z, Beyonce, 50 Cent, Kanye West ... they all have multiple business ventures.

BP still married to his wife? And even after his identity was outed seasons ago, she appeared with him and their children on MTV's Teen Cribs? If it wasn't Kim, it'd be (and probably is) someone else on BP's payroll. SMH. That dude just wasn't a good husband, and his wife still stuck around. More power to her because it couldn't be me.

I have to believe it benefits her financially to stick around. Maybe they didn't have a pre-nup - like how Kobe Bryant is rumored to be trying to reconcile with his wife. "Cheaper to keep her."

Phaedra and Cynthia get 300k per season/75k for the reunion, Kandi gets 450k per season/100k for the reunion, Sheree gets 550k/150k for the reunion, Kim gets 600k/150k for the reunion, and Nene gets 750k/250k for the reunion.

If this is true (and I have no reason to think it's not), why are Cynthia and Peter so broke all the time? Sheree, I can totally see just buying stupid material shit and frittering away her money (and I absolutely believe that Kandi, Phaedra, and Nene are smart with theirs. Kim ... whatever, I don't care), but Cynthia seems more practical. Maybe Peter's sinking a ton of cash into his failed businesses?

And former stripper or not, Nene's reaction regarding sex has always been the same.

I don't know or care what Nene does in the bedroom, but I do like that she's not putting all her personal business in the street. I never really got the impression that she, like, has sex only through those giant undergarments that Mormons were rumored to wear, but more that she just doesn't talk about it on TV, which I respect.

Edited by Empress1, Apr 10, 2012 @ 9:44 AM.

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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 9:48 AM

That was the most boring finale out of all the Housewive franchise. Nene - played out. Sheree - played out. Kim -should be thrown out. I hope that no one watches the "wedding" episodes. How much did Sheree think she was going to get for child support in order to build Chateau Sheree? Can't Cynthia just ghost write a book like everyone else instead of having that sham of a business?

Please get new characters. Thank you.
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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 10:03 AM

I also don't think that Kim ever wanted to marry BP either. I think she liked the relationship just fine the way it was. I know she talked on the show about wanting a ring, but I thought that was for the cameras too.

You can also want a ring, but not a marriage. And by 'you' I mean Kim Z.

Someone said on the last page "Atlanta is not that expensive" - but it is. I mean, it's no NY or SF, but it's damn pricey all the same.
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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 10:41 AM

I don't believe that to be the case 99% of the time, but that has just been my personal experience with overly generous suitors. Nene's situation may be different, but I don't think it is. I suppose time will tell.


My personal experience has been that when one lays the cards on the table and says no way, if the guy stays, keeps giving stuff and doesn't want sex, it's all good. But you're right, only time will tell. For me, the whole think seemed fake and staged.
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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 10:48 AM

I think he's giving gifts for air time and NeNe acts so oddly because he's acting out of character and she's doesn't think quickly enough to cover up the strangeness of the moment.
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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 10:55 AM

The guy's giving Nene gifts because he's using her for publicity for his businesses. There's no romance. It's all BS.

I loved that the ribbon was falling off of the Rolex package. They must have had to shoot that scene a few times.

Edited by andme, Apr 10, 2012 @ 10:58 AM.

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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 11:21 AM

There was a shot of Sherree at the party when Marlo and Cynthia are bidding adieu and a part of her hair was swept back. I stopped my TIVO and she looked bald - I guess the rumors are indeed true.

Nene really was a major asshat at the party - she doesn't associate with the hoi polloi anymore LOL?

Kandi knew how to maximize exposure for her business. The twitter campaign coupled with the BRAVO exposure. The scene didn't appear chaotic so I assume there was some kind of mechanism to control who got in - for starters I bet that only women would be admitted from the twitter base.

I do think that both Phaedra and Kandi have a lot of respect for each other as business people. They are the only women on this show who made it through their own talents - and not talents in the bedroom like Sherre/Kim - or *modeling* like Cynthia which is mostly has to do with genetic good lucks and luck. I do think Cynthia revealed her own limited brains when achievements were being able to navigate from one place to another and eat - which is generally a given for most people.

Kandi saw a product niche and found a business partner and pulled the whole thing together. Phaedra also found a business partner in Wee Willie and effectively pushed her product this season.
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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 11:38 AM

I think Kandi is smart. She has diversified her investments/businesses. That way, if one sector fails or struggles, her money can still work for her in other sectors. Most people do this with portfolio management, but Kandi seems more like a hands-on kind of gal. She does it via owning and operating businesses. And since she can advertise on the RHOA, tie-in with her new show, and is in a very lucrative industry, she's making very smart business moves. Even if she isn't as totally into sex as she portrays herself to be, making herself seem like she is is a really smart marketing move because she's branding herself, and that brand will appeal to a lot of people who like the things she has to sell.
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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 11:42 AM

Kandi saw a product niche and found a business partner and pulled the whole thing together. Phaedra also found a business partner in Wee Willie and effectively pushed her product this season.

Both those endeavors did require some element of getting it together as opposed to most of the handbag, jewelry, makeup, shapewear, linens and other HW merchandise that seems to be from companies of existing stuff that they only tweek a bit and slap a logo on to it. Gretchen and Jill mainly do this and none of the books except the maybe Little Kids, Big City were written by the HW so I give credit to both Kandi and Phaedra for pulling something unique together.
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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 11:50 AM

Maybe Peter's sinking a ton of cash into his failed businesses?


This could be possible, especially in the bar/restaurant business. I don't know if you watch Restaurant Impossible, but some of the places featured on that show are losing over 10k a month. I could easily see Peter using their income to make up the difference if Bar One is still unprofitable. Sustaining a failing business will eat up cash very quickly.
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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 11:52 AM

Both those endeavors did require some element of getting it together as opposed to most of the handbag, jewelry, makeup, shapewear, linens and other HW merchandise that seems to be from companies of existing stuff that they only tweek a bit and slap a logo on to it. Gretchen and Jill mainly do this and none of the books except the maybe Little Kids, Big City were written by the HW so I give credit to both Kandi and Phaedra for pulling something unique together.


That's because Phaedra and Kandi aren't working on vanity projects. Their businesses actually have sustainability and are about investment rather than growing more "famous" or making a quick buck. Do you think some of those vanity projects like She by Sheree even had a business plan written? I don't.
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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 12:13 PM

Chateau Sheree was never happening. That whole over the top house was just another one of Sheree's display of fake grandeur. She is all about making herself out to be something she's not. It's all smoke and mirrors with Sheree.
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