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Cynthia Bailey was 'a bit shocked'

The epic battle between Cynthia Bailey and Todd Bridges on Celebrity Big Brother is a dream come true for internet gossip hounds. It was something. His friends temporarily become enemies after Bailey votes to keep his fellow Real Housewives alum and Alliance member Teddy Mellencamp at home over last-minute additions to the eviction block, Bridges. will be Mellencamp was voted out by the majority of the guests, but Bridges felt betrayed by Bailey...even though they weren't in the same alliance. Bridges famously said to Bailey: "In the street, you cut my throat, I cut your throat." Bailey and Bridges eventually celebrities big brother. 9}'s house, Bailey's fans (and even Bailey's husband, TV host/actor Mike Hill) defended RHOA on Twitter. 12} Alum, things got a little rough for Bridges after he got kicked out of the house.

"As soon as I stepped out, Todd grabbed me and said, 'Tell Mike we made up. I don't want him to fight me,'" Bailey recalled. . Bailey told fans that the two have reconciled, but E. 's latest game show Celebrity Beef. We were good to each other. 'E. 's favorite girlfriend, hosted by Joel McHale, Bailey and Bridges join the chicken cook-off for his dinner, ending a lingering animosity between the two and earning her 10K for a charity of choice. competed for Bailey chose My Friend's House Foundation. This is a non-profit organization that helps people in Los Angeles who are currently experiencing homelessness in their downtown area.

To Bailey on Zoom,her celebrity her experiences with beef, her friendship with Bridges, her budding acting career,I had talk about her attendance at her wedding. Teresa Giudice, companion of the real housewife's ultimate girls' trip.

Decisive: Todd Her legendary battle with Bridges at Celebrity's Big Brother House is immortal meat. Why ready to rehash it again.

Cynthia Bailey: The quarrel between Todd and I was almost over, but the public didn't realize it. Our fight at Celebrity Big Brother's house was pretty big, but we apologized and got over it. But many of my fans didn't understand Todd. Celebrity Big Brother was one of the last girlfriends as she was in the final three. As soon as I left, Todd grabbed me and said, "Tell Mike we made up. I don't want him to fight me. Let everyone know we're fine now." I was like, 'Wait, what. What's going on? Who wants to fight you?' Either way, I thoughtCelebrity Beefwas a great way to publicly show fans on TV that we're good with each other.

Before that fight, you and Todd were getting along very well at Celebrity Big Brother's house.

I connected with Todd on many levels. Especially our cooking skills that many may not be aware of. Todd is a good cook and I am a good cook. Our old beef was not my concern atCelebrity Beef. This is in my wheelhouse, so damn me if I don't beat this guy in cooking today. After appearing on Celebrity Beef, we were actually talking about doing a cooking show together. He's still one of my closest friends since I left Celebrity Brother

You were thrilled when you heard that you and Todd would be in a head-to-head competition at making chicken dinners. Were you confident in your chicken skills?

I'm one of those old-fashioned cooks. No measuring spoons or cups needed. A bag of groceries and a stove, please. I can cook quickly, but I also like to make things look as good as possible. That being said, I was pretty confident in it. I knew Todd was the king of condiments when it came to taste. He is very careful about salt, so he tries to cook healthy, but Todd puts everything in and it's just delicious.

You and Todd faced off in several different mini-games during the tournament. I chased a spoonful of hot sauce with a lemon bite during the "Hotspot" challenge. What was your strategy behind it?

Listen, I thought. Works well for tequila.


I love a tequila shot and nothing beats a lemon or lime to go after it. I'm not a super spicy hot sauce girl. I was like, "Okay, that lemon chaser is the only thing that kills this." I just thought about it on the spot.

You weren't shocked when Todd revealed to Joel that one of his former cellmates was Richard Ramirez, aka "The Nightstalker." Were you surprised that he mentioned Celebrity Beef

? I was a little shocked that he brought it up, but being in theCelebrity Big Brother house has given me plenty of stories about his very colorful and interesting life as long as I've been around. I was listening. Honestly, I could write a tell-all book tomorrow about all the people who were at home. We've all peeled back our layers and opened up about our lives. I learned very intimate things about everyone because we had nothing to do with time other than cooking, eating and talking.

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The best thing about Celebrity Beef is that you won.

Yes. [Laughter] I don't really win anything. Celebrity Big Brotherin top 3, but never won a contest. I was on Celebrity Beef and was thinking, 'He's going to beat me up,' but I knew I had a chance because I'm as good a cook as Todd.

 Not only did he win his 10K for My Friend's House Foundation, but he also got a little fake trophy…

Okay. That's what I said to him. It is necessary to have a serious discussion with I finally won something and was able to actually take the trophy home. That's what Joel must have found in the basement of the house. (Laughs) It didn't make sense. I can't even remember the inscription on the trophy.

"Newbury Raceway Off-Road Go-Kart Final" It was the 4th place trophy.

So what does that have to do withCelebrity Beef? [laughter] Who would award such a trophy. That said, I placed it very prominently on the shelf along with other awards I have. I was so excited to publicly pass this Beef Todd. Plus, it felt pretty good to beat him.

I can't help but ask about your ex Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip co-star Teresa Giudice's recent one of the few to receive an invitation from her Bravolebrities.

Oh, it was magical. I really connected with Teresa inUltimate Girls Trip. she was my favourite. She was the woman I wanted to know the most. We were similar on many different levels. i am a lover of love I am very happy that she found love again. I was so excited when I met Mike. It was like, "Mike, mic, mic, mic." She was definitely the same: "Lewis, Lewis, Lewis, Lewis." It was great to see her in this truly happy space.

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You two really connected on the show.

Actually, four of us, Mike, me, Luis and Teresa, had dinner together recently. Mike and Lewis really connected organically. I think Mike talks to Luis more than half the time I talk to Teresa. Real Housewives Of New JerseyShe just knew Teresa and didn't know what to expect when she came to Turks Her Caicos. I was like, 'Oh my God, she's going to come and turn over all the tables in the Turks and Caicos Islands."She's turned out to be one of the nicest women I've ever met. Plus, she has wonderful children. Honestly, I take my hat off from her.

You are now fully committed to your acting career, appearing in films such as Lifetime's Cruel Instruction and ALLBLK's Terror Lake Drive. Do you love this new chapter in the career of

I really love it, to be honest I didn't expect it to happen so quickly.First of all, very humble and respectful I got into acting, my daughter's dad, Leon, is a very accomplished actor, and I've been in that world for years, and I want to be clear, I got the big parts Not that I was, but I feel like I'm moving forward, and if someone wants to book me one line, I'll go and do it so they can go on set and work with the other actors. I want to learn, I want to grow, but I want to get a real lead by the end of the year.It's already August and I want to tell you little decider prayer warriors out there that my dream is actually a reality. I need you to pray that it will come true

consider it done

I feel ready. I really like acting, so I'm ready to book a lead on anything (laughs) The only drama I want to see in my life right now is on set.