Claws Out: Kenya Moore Versus Sherri Shepherd on Watch What Happens Live

Posted on Nov 17 2014 - 1:29pm by BeachSpin


Last night’s “Watch What Happens Live” was served with an extra ​dash of shade as Andy Cohen sat down to chat with Kenya Moore. 

The Real Housewives of Atlanta” had just aired, with Apollo being revealed as not only a prison bound felon, but also a lying sack of a slanderer, by his admission that he had lied about suggested romantic or sexual involvement with Kenya Moore over the course of the previous season. Kenya looked gorgeous, if you just ignored the side boobage, and made Sherri, look like a stumpy soccer mom in a riding helmet wig. Shepherd, who is about to wrap her role as the wicked stepmother in Broadway’s Cinderella, to make way for NeNe Leakes, seemed snarky from the start, maybe feeling like the dumpy sidekick, instead of the main attraction, who was sitting alongside in the star’s chair, next to Cohen. Andy kicked off the shade fest by asking Kenya about her reaction to Kandi challenging her decision to press charges against Porsha, who assaulted Kenya at the last reunion. Kenya clarified that she didn’t press charges, but did indeed get the police involved.

“I draw the line at violence. We irritate, we provoke, we annoy, but we don’t resort to violence. I think that’s just where I draw the line.”

Sherri was a panel member on The View at the time, and shared that the entire group believed that Kenya provoked Porsha, implying that Moore apparently deserved to be yanked to the ground by her hair.

“You cannot get in a person’s ear with a bullhorn, a bullhorn is loud, and you get in a personal space, it just calls for somebody lashing out.’

Kenya calmly argued that this viewpoint allows an excuse for physical violence, with  Shepherd firing back that irritation shouldn’t be allowed either.  Kenya slayed that point by reminding us that irritation is part of her Bravo contract.  BOOM!!


Cohen then approached the subject of Apollo’s long overdue admission of slander, and his subsequent lame apology for dragging Kenya’s reputation through the mud.  Kenya elaborated about how her reality felt at the time.

“When Apollo said I saw him in LA, offered him a fellatio and all that, and then for Phaedra to repeat that story on national TV and in interviews, it was clearly slander, it maligned my character, and it attacked my virtue as a woman.  I didn’t do that, and I never would. I’m not interested in her husband, and I’m not interested in anybody else’s husband.”

After the months of New Jersey mumbling, this articulation coming from Moore was beyond music to my ears. The Detroit donation debacle with NeNe  was touched on, and Moore restated the obvious, that Leakes welched on an agreement, revealing her true and uncharitable character. She also twisted the knife a little, by correcting Leakes’ pronunciation of ‘statute’, which brought some clenched giggles from Sherri. Kenya also nailed it when she said that NeNe has to be on top, and no one else is allowed to join her there.

The two disagreed again when asked their opinions on the subject of Phaedra abandoning Apollo on the day of his sentencing. Sherri agreed with the decision, with Kenya arguing that standing by her man was Phaedra’s reunion stance, and if her words had integrity, Parks would have backed them up.

The episode continued with a snarky viewer call, and after addressing Kenya as Kendra, went on to accuse her of being a fake show off. Kenya was noticeably annoyed, but patiently responded that she is who she is, the viewer can respond to her however, and basically if you can’t tell a YA from a DRA…GIRL BYE. Sherri rolled her eyes and waved her hands around, obviously aghast that Moore would treat a fan like that…but I say YOU GO GIRL!!  I will say it again...Kenya slayed this interview, and with she and another potential favorite, Claudia Jordan, teaming up…this season is looking interesting!

Kenya Moore & Sherri Shepard


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  • RonnieIsBack

    Kenya handled her biziness. Sherri sheppard has a lot of dayum nerves with her judgmental azz…she is horrible when handling her own affairs. She doesn’t have a bunch of fans which is why she was fired from The View. I am glad Kenya shut her down (because Sherri was tryign to do Nay Nayyyys dirty work) and let her know *dust bish*.
    I am glad she called out out Moose once again for her horrendous butchering of the English Language….

    • Thank you!

    • classycns

      Exactly. Kenya says don’t come for me. Let Nene fight her own battles. Kenya had to slay Tamar Braxton for being a minion for Nene and now Sherri Sheppard. People like to say that Kenya is childish. But isn’t more childish for Nene to get random people and clebrities to confront Kenya when Kenya has not done anything to these people. If that ain’t high school then what is. Both Tamar and now Sherri got dragged by social media trying to fight Nene’s battles. Phlease these dummies better let Nene handle her own beefs. LOL.

  • Anne Green

    All I have to say is……was it really necessary for Kenya to appear on this show dressed like a street walker? IMO, her dress is in very poor taste but she is a housewife so I guess I shouldn’t expect much.

    • Marsbars09

      Agreed. She showed a lot of big booby! LOL!

  • Marsbars09

    I thought it was particularly nasty of Kenya to speak to the caller the way that she did. No wonder why Donald Trump allegedly said Kray was the most evil person he’s ever encountered while firing her from Celebrity Apprentice.

    • Kenya Moore Miss America 1993
      Donald Trump owns Miss USA
      Miss USA has sued Miss America
      Donald would want revenge IMO

      • GinaXOXO

        Wait. Do you really think the Donald would hold Kenya responsible for Miss USA suing Miss America??

        If the Donald was that angry do you really think he would have cast Kenya and given Miss USA more media (though Kenya) if he were the case??

        Donald Trump fired Kenya and said she was evil for other reasons . . . possibly the truth.

      • I did not know that and it doesn’t surprise me about Donald.

      • classycns

        Wrong, Kenya Moore is Miss USA but your got the year correct. LOL.

  • TartLemon

    I don’t care for Sherri and Kenya even less. The dvr is set to automatically record WWHL. I almost skipped it until I read the reviews today. Glad I didn’t.

    Sherri’s an idiot! Talking about how she’s taken the high road on the divorce thing. BS! Every talk show appearance made since the breakdown of the marriage, she’s slammed her exes. Even in the tabs. I’m not taking sides, but Sherri, Girl? You’re an idiot bigot. Did enjoy the way she laid into Kenya, though.

    Now….Kenya…. It absolutely amazes me how reality tv cast members say it doesn’t matter what the fans think. Yep, it does. That’s ALL that matters. BTW, Kenya needs to learn unless she’s the hostess, the guest list is out of her hands. Either she wants to go or not, but the hostess can invite whoever they want.

    • Sherri really pissed me off last night by mispronouncing Kenya’s name on purpose. I thought that was very rude and uncalled for. Sherri came off as petty and provoking.

    • BeachSpin

      I think Kenya was accurate…that fans respond differently, and the point is to bring some sort of response. I sure have seen some really hated Housewives get signed over and over. Plus, this viewer was clearly not a fan..and her question was asked to just get a rise out of her. Kenya gave her an honest answer…more than her snotty question deserved.

    • Sheri is an odd bird. Victim, blames, deflects, mean, rude, etc

    • GinaXOXO

      I didn’t record it. But, I can’t stomach Sherri. She has a lot of nerve to say the things she did to Kenya. Who does she think she is??

  • GinaXOXO

    In my opinion “fans” get out of control and say things to celebrities that are rude and celebrities have EVERY right to treat them in kind. So, yeah, Kenya could have been nicer but this “fan” called her a fake. I don’t expect Kenya to fawn all over the caller.

    This is especially true in social media. I am shocked by the things people write on social media to celebrities. It is bullying frankly.

    • I agree with this 100%. Some people seem to think they can tell people in the public eye anything and not expect a similar response.

      • Pinky Pie

        But, also, some people in the public eye think we are all blind or buy the B.S. That they put out there. Such as Teresa Giudice and her lies. I think she deserved what she got from the public. I think, when any “star” puts their garbage out on the curb, they should expect the public isn’t stupid, and they will speak-up.

  • WestCoastFeed

    O T Lisa and Ken have been ordered to pay $1’49 million in lawyer fees for the sexual harassment case they lost.

    • GinaXOXO

      OMG! Source?

      I sometimes want to scream when fans say Lisa is classy and the queen. Lisa is no different than the other HWs. They are fame ho’s and they will cut a bitch to get what they want. It seems like my favorite HWs are always the ones who don’t pretend to be sweet as pie.

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  • She Stinks!

    Kenya should of questioned Sherri about all her divorce and custody dramas!

    • murlut

      Why, not as if Kenya needs that info, who the hell would marry something so snarky

    • CoolBreeze14

      Exactly! Folks with a TON of problems need to be quiet and Sherri is one of them. Losing her job on a successful show like The View is big!

  • murlut

    Kenya made herself look so bad. She makes such negative comments about everyone and then when they call her the same, she preaches about how negative they are and she is so positive. Sorry. What she said to the caller showed the real her. Sherri Shepard is not my favorite but she had tons of class compared to Kenya.

    • Dave

      Sherri seemed intimated by Kenya.

      • murlut

        I don’t thinks so, she had no problem telling her no one on the view thought she was a victim in the Porsha incident. She was also shading her head in DISBELIEF the way Kenya treated the caller

    • classycns

      The caller purposely called Kenya by the wrong. In the South people did that to Black people as a form of disrespect. Kenya is not a hard name to pronounce. It is also a popular name of an African country. The caller was being disrespectful and Kenya called her out on it.

  • Lord have mercy. Can’t we all just get along?

  • Dani-K

    I just wish Kenya would have worn something different. That’s a perfect dress for standing at a party, not for sitting on a tv show. My eyes!

  • CoolBreeze14

    Sherri Shepherd is ugly and common. You can look at her and tell she has that hoodrat mentality. She starts off with “as black woman.” Chile bye! With all the mess Sherri has had going on in the tabloids, she should be the last one talking! Kenya set her straight and was looking amazing while doing it! LOL