In a “Real Housewives” latest development by Bravo TV, women on the reunion specials will no longer be allowed to bring props to the set. This new rule was implemented after Kenya Moore from “Real Housewives of Atlanta” provoked fellow cast member, Porsha Williams, into a fit of rage with her megaphone. It caused a major altercation between the two women and disrupted filming.
Andy Cohen said two new rules will be enforced from now on before the “Real Housewives” reunion specials. He said that he felt Kenya’s props were “farcical.” Last season Kenya had a gigantic fan she waved at the other women whenever she disagreed or resented what they said. At first it seemed funny, but it was offensive and distracting at the same time.
This is what Andy said about the future of “Real Housewives” reunions:
“I think that there’s going to be two things—no more props. And I really viewed Kenya’s props as farcical, and this is something Porsha and I talked about on Sunday, but I wasn’t in the line of fire of them. They weren’t being directed at me. There won’t be any more props. And I think from here on out I’m going to have a more serious pre-show conversation with the women of the ground rules at this point relating to no one being allowed to get off the coach, basically.”
This is a good idea given the violent scene between Porsha and Kenya. The first thing Andy did after the spectacle, was he went into the ladies’ dressing rooms to see how they were doing. Andy expressed how much he’ll focus on the pre-show talks now.
“They all know what to expect at this point and they know they’re going to be talking about everything. I go visit each woman before the show in their dressing room and just ask, ‘How are you doing? How are you feeling?’ If they have any concerns they talk to me about them and it’s usually they want to make sure there aren’t any surprises, like are you going to bring out x or y person and I tell them. That’s basically it. They know what to expect at this point. I was really surprised that it went down that way in Atlanta. I really was.”
It’ll be odd not seeing Kenya come with a fan, scepter, or megaphone next year at the reunion. Obviously it wasn’t a good idea to start with and now she must use strictly her mouth to make all kinds of trouble. She’s certainly a polarizing force on the show.
It’s a good thing Andy Cohen announced these new rules for the “Real Housewives” franchise. Maybe next year will go a lot better!