Real Housewives Of Orange County – Reunion Part 2

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S9E20 Reunion Part 2

By HydrangeaHussy

Two of the ladies blogged after last week’s reunion part one – Shannon and Lizzie.  Surprisingly, I really hope that both of the new girls come back next season.  Shannon was a little frustrated after watching Part One.  She says that all of Heather’s apologies “might give hope for a future relationship with her.”  But, all of her apologies came with a “but” or excuse.  Shannon also notes that, despite describing her as “scary” and “yelling,” Heather now admits that Shannon did not “yell” at her and that she kicked Shannon out of her house.  “The biggest surprise to me in the entire episode was Terry’s inability to take responsibility for his inappropriate statements and behavior at Vicki’s party.”  Shannon noticed that Terry tried to explain away his behavior, much like Heather does.  Shannon is also tired of Tamra’s continued pot-stirring.  “It was never in my best interest for Heather to know anything about the short argument I had with my husband or the email that he sent me.”  She’s also tired of Tamra calling her a liar, crazy, or having a drinking problem.  “Tamra insinuates that I am “crazy” because I had one outburst at Lizzie’s party, yet Tamra can scream over and over again.”  Shannon is finally on to Tamra’s double standard.

Lizzie, the other new girl, is happy to have survived her first season.  Because she wasn’t a big part of Part One, she takes the opportunity to talk about female bullying and body image.  “As women, I think it is our job to build each other up. We are all mothers, sisters, and daughters.”  I could not agree more.  I think Tamra’s constant commenting on Lizzie’s body is so offensive and comes from a place of insecurity.  Lizzie says that she sees “nothing more than a 47-year-old bully when I see Tamra.”  Lizzie shares some of her struggles with body image and bullying.  If you get a moment, I recommend you check out her full blog, it’s touching and insightful.

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Now, on to part two of the reunion!

Shannon’s Holistic Lifestyle

We get a montage of Shannon’s contradictions and being green.  She defends Dr. Moon, saying that he is able to determine whether her kids have a virus or bacteria, and is able to cure them.  Andy notes that, despite Shannon’s holistic lifestyle, she is one big stress-ball.  Shannon admits that she dyes her hair, which is counteracted by the lack of chemicals in her home.  Vicki says that her insurance business has grown and flourished since Shannon feng shui-ed it.

Is Lizzie a Trouble-maker?

Vicki apologizes for the way she treated Lizzie in the beginning.  She says that it was awkward, but was not Lizzie’s fault.  We get a montage of Lizzie and Tamra’s issues, which seem to stem from Tamra’s absence from Lizzie’s birthday party.

Lizzie says that she really liked Tamra, but then started hearing that Tamra just didn’t want to come to the party.  Tamra says that she tried to get her mother to watch Sophia, but she wasn’t able to.  Lizzie tries to clarify that she understands that Tamra needed to be with her daughter, but that she could have told Lizzie earlier.  Lizzie’s feelings were hurt because Tamra didn’t tell her earlier in the day, but waited until she was an hour late.  Tamra just keeps talking over Lizzie, saying “what more do you want from me?”  I think Lizzie just wanted an acknowledgement that her feelings were hurt, rather than excuses.  Random thought – what is up with Tamra’s perma-smirk and squinty eyes?  Too much botox?

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Tamra’s Fake Baby

We move on to Tamra’s fake-baby story.  It was stupid when it aired and it’s stupid now.  Andy asks Lizzie about her comment that she thinks Tamra is fine without another baby.  Tamra latches on to the “almost 50” part of the comment.  She’s 46, which may not be “almost 50,” but it’s close.  She just has to find something insulting about anything and everything that Lizzie says.  Lizzie explains that she meant that Tamra has a happy marriage, four beautiful children, and a successful career, so she sees Tamra as having it all already.  Tamra is having none of the compliments.  Vicki says that she can’t imagine having another baby because it is so much work.  Tamra admits that she’s in a custody battle with Simon over the kids.  He doesn’t want full custody, but wants more custody.  Apparently Jena reached out to Tamra, expressing her disappointment in Simon’s actions.

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They have been on four trips in the last three months, so she feels that the show has helped their marriage.  They are still sleeping in the same bed and going to bed early.  As such, they are spending more time together in the morning.  Tamra says that she shares too much about her marriage when she first meets people.  Shannon doesn’t think that saying she wishes her husband spent more time with her was airing their dirty laundry.  Heather attempts to insinuate that Shannon said more, but Shannon calls her out for not remembering what was said.  Andy notes that Shannon’s marriage reminded Vicki and Tamra of their own marriages, but Shannon says that divorce is not an option for her.

Is Heather pretentious?

She expects to move in to her new “house” before next summer.  As for the “fake” phone call, Vicki says that she didn’t see Heather’s phone light up, so she thought it was fake.  Heather says that it was real, but very good timing.  We then get a montage of Heather making everyone else feel stupid, according to Tamra.  I think that Tamra just isn’t used to Heather’s big words.  A viewer asks why Heather should have to dumb herself down for the other women.  Lizzie says that she doesn’t feel that Heather talks down to people.  Heather says that she doesn’t say things to be a know-it-all; she just hopes that people want to learn from her in the same way that she learns from others.  Heather says that she speaks very slowly on the show so she can think about the right words and often talks with her hands.  This may be why she comes off as condescending.  She thinks that, when you like someone, you aren’t irritated by every little mannerism.

Is Tamra to Blame?

We’re treated to a montage of the ladies calling Tamra out for her lies and manipulations, ending with the Bali trip.  Tamra feels like everyone talks about each other, and that Vicki knew exactly what she was doing in Bali.  She accuses Lizzie was telling lies about Brooks.  She says that she was asked about Brooks, so was she supposed to lie?  So is she admitting now that she talked crap about him?  Vicki says that she should have kept her mouth shut and Tamra resorts to cursing.  Tamra says that Vicki was nice to her face, but mean behind her back all year.  Vicki asks why Tamra can’t just be happy that Vicki had a good year?  She wonders why Tamra is so angry all of the time if she’s supposedly so happy in her life?  I wonder that too.  Tamra just seems like a miserable person who wants to make everyone around her miserable too.  Heather is asked for her opinion.  She says that she feels Tamra has been accepting of Brooks.  She wonders why Vicki didn’t address the comments in private.

Lizzie and Tamra

Lizzie points out that Tamra has changed her story more than once.  First, it was Lizzie being a b*tch, then it was f**k.  Lizzie tells Tamra that she said “marry,” not “f**k.”  Lizzie thinks that Heather took up for her friend in Bali by agreeing with Tamra.  Lizzie points out that Tamra is way too mad about something that she says wasn’t a big deal.  Tamra’s true colors begin showing.  She goes below the belt, commenting on Lizzie’s marriage instead of owning her actions.  Tamra thinks it’s ok to talk about the ladies behind their backs because everyone else does it.  She does apologize for talking about Shannon’s marriage.  Shannon forgives, but says that she won’t trust Tamra in the future.  Tamra wants to know whether Shannon has forgiven Lizzie.  Shannon says that Lizzie apologized sincerely, and they have moved on, while Tamra continues to lie about her.

Vicki says that Tamra is rarely backed into a corner, because she is usually the one backing others into a corner.  Vickis doesn’t feel that she’ll be able to count on Tamra in the future.  Tamra says that she is so hurt by Vicki, which is why she lashes out.  Umm, that doesn’t make it ok.  Tamra is very tit-for-tat and hateful when people don’t agree with her one hundred percent.  Even Heather tells Tamra that she needs to apologize for going below the belt with Lizzie.

Finally, Andy asks Tamra about her face!  She says that it’s a good make-up artist.  HAHA!  Who does she think she’s kidding!  Thank goodness this season is over!  I may not watch if Tamra is back next season, she’s just too mean.

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Next week will wrap the Orange County Season 9 with a Secrets Revealed episode.  Many thanks to HydrangeaHussy for translating all of the cast blogs and the reunion recaps!

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Don’t Be Tardy – Campfire Confessions

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S3E9 “Campfire Confessions”

By TexasTart

Last week a very brave Kroy Biermann packed up his bunch of camping novices and headed to the woods.  This week we find them settled in the campsite.

It’s the early morning and we get a glimpse of what a beautiful area they’re camping in. Kim emerges from the tent and says the hell with this camping, thank God she brought her bathrobe, it kept her nice and warm.  Kroy is cooking some bacon on the Coleman while Kim, Shun, Ariana and Brielle are sitting by the fire talking about how cold it was that night.  Um, hello, shouldn’t someone else help cook breakfast for 7?!  Kim jokes about calling Sweetie to drive in and bring her an effing Starbucks. And we hear Kroy shout, what?! You don’t like my coffee?!  Shun wants to order up some cheese hashbrowns and Kim tells her, “Bitch, this ain’t Waffle House!”

In a talking head Kim talks about she’s never been camping and it’s a little eerie to hear nothing but birds chirping and being so isolated. It might be a good thing, but something she’s not used to.  Kroy tells the girls they are going to have to dig up some worms to go fishing. Ariana asks, “real worms?!”  No Ariana, the plastic ones that are conveniently buried all over the state of Georgia.  She found one though and was proud of her find.

DBT S3E9_1They hike down to the lake and there’s a dock to fish from.  Yes, Kim has her robe over some clothes. Shun looks to be in a onsie PJ from the night before. The ladies fishing attire has got me chuckling. So everyone has a rod and reel.  Ariana tells Kim to hush that she’s scaring the fish.  The girls seem to be very much into the fishing. Kim is still giving it a try as well, Shun.  Kroy is sitting on the dock with KJ between his legs and he’s teaching him to fish. So cute.  Kim said seeing those two together like that, made the trip for her.  She’s so glad she didn’t catch a fish, so she didn’t have to cook it!

Back at the campsite, it’s near sunset and Kroy is building a fire. Kim said she’s so glad she married a man from Montana.  It’s dark now, and Kroy is hauling out the hot dogs and hamburgers to cook dinner. Kim has her solo cup and is hauling around a lantern finding out what each person wants to eat.  That is a absolutely fantastic lantern by the way, if anyone needs one, it is super bright, LED and has panels you can remove that stay lit, so if people need to walk away from camp they have their individual lights. A brilliant design, oh sorry for the advertisement. Coleman, should send me a check!  Kim talks about the teenage girls trying to play for a fool to think she didn’t notice they sneak on their phones. Brielle said it was kinda relaxing not being on the phone all the time and Slade is the only person she talked to anyway.  I guess her boyfriends’ name is Slade?! How unfortunate!

Kroy transfers a hot coal log in to the outdoor barbeque pit to cook and Kim is asking important questions like is Shun going to wash her face and she said no, she will sleep in her make up.  And one of the girls said, “sleep naked?” and Shun says no! Kim asks does anyone here sleep naked? This is not the night to do it!  Lana says yes, which was met with a great deal of surprise.  But not when in Kim’s house, of course.   Kim thinks Lana has a freaky side.  There’s a lot of giggling around the fire and in a talking head Kim talks about how she’s actually enjoying it.

After they eat Kim suggests they sit around the fire and tell stories about when they were growing up. Ariana pipes up to say “I’m still growing up!”  Chuckles.  Kim gets her bathrobe on and brings a pillow out of the tent to get comfy and says she’s impressed that Kroy brought chairs. I guess she thought they would be on the ground the whole time?!  So Kim is thinking this is pretty fun and they are making smores.

They start a round of Two Truths and One Lie.  Shun: (1) She’s been a stylist for 6 years (2) She’s been in jail for disorderly conduct (3) She used to sell shoes to pimps and ho’s. Someone says “you still do!” The false was she had been a stylist more than 6 years.  They ask Kroy when he knew Kim and her girls were going to be his family and Kroy said he pretty much knew she was the one on the second date. He and Kim reminisce about the time in their relationship when they knew they fell in love and said it.  Kim asks Brielle Truth or Dare and truth was chosen, so they asked her about did she hit the Escalade with the Range Rover and she swears she didn’t.

Shun asks Kim a truth. Does she miss her Mom?  There was an awkward silence and Kim, in a flat and very low tone says “No”.  Brielle said, yeah you do and Kim said very flatly said “No.”  She said when your mother sues you for custody of her grandchildren and she sells out info about you to the media and subsequently outs the fact the girls are from different fathers that very seriously crossed the line.  Kim elaborated further to say that she had a good childhood, but she was raising these two girls on her own working three jobs and there was not a grandmother around to help with the girls – it was Sweetie that was around to help Kim as she needed help. Not her mother. And when you have to spend 35k of your money to defend yourself against your own mother, well that just completely crosses the line. So the girls do not have a relationship with their grandparents, as well of course, they do not communicate with Kim any longer, she will not allow it.  Kim said she doesn’t miss her, but the girls said it’s sad they don’t have a grandparents like other kids.

DBT S3E9_2Kim says people are really hard on her, judgmental that she would shut down her own mother, but she says it’s a matter of trust and with her mother selling to the media once, she would do it again.  Kroy’s parents are different, they would never go to the media.  But they were not happy that Kim had two kids already when she hooked up with Kroy.  They had only known her from watching RHOA, which was not a great impression to have floating in their heads. Kim said they came down and spent 10 days, but she didn’t think they saw the love between her and Kroy and just saw the negatives.  In a defensive tone, Kroy said he felt judged by them and thought they were mean, inconsiderate and that’s why he doesn’t talk to them.  Wow.  So both Kim and Kroy are alienated from their parents. There are no grandparent figures for these kids, which is kind of sad considering there are 4 grandparents.

Lana is asked Two Truths and One Lie. (1) She dated a gigolo and drug dealer (2) She performed in front of 500 people (3) She went to a Michael Jackson concert. Brielle guessed correctly; she didn’t go to the Michael Jackson concert. What an interesting time we are having with the truths!

There’s a talking head to further explain how Kroy made his decision and how they put a lot into trying to get the parental relations to work, but it didn’t and it’s sad for the kids, but honestly, it was bringing down the family with the discord, so it’s nice to have that behind them. Kim says, who knows what the future holds, but for now, I have 6 kids to raise and protect.

Kim suggests it’s time to get in their jammies on and go to bed. So they all individually say goodnight and one by one file into the tent. Yes, the same tent, chuckles. Couldn’t they just have said goodnight, inside the tent, like the Waltons?  Then we see a shot of the campsite, which, shame on mountain man, Kroy for leaving the fire going, all the lanterns are still on, candles on the table! And Kim sneaks out the tent with a wig in hand and hangs it over the top of a (lit) battery operated lantern.   Which was a funny visual, but I can’t believe she had a wig made with pigtails and she wore it camping!  There was a makeup mirror on that table earlier in the day, which was interesting too.  I know, not everyone camps the same, but if you wanted a mirror when I went camping, you had to go find the car!  So Kim leaves her wig at risk of catching fire and goes back in the tent asking Kroy if he wants to get lucky, which of course, is a joke, as there are 7 people sharing that tent.

Next week Kim is wanting to get her pre-baby figure back and meets with Dr. Lenny Hochstein, who was on Real Housewives of Miami with his wife Lisa.  I guess he’s closer than Dr. Penis, I mean, Dubrow.

Click here to see a compilation video that explains Kim cutting her mother out of their lives.

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Real Housewives Of New Jersey Cast Blogs

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Dina Manzo

The Divine Miss Dina greets and tells us how very busy she has been with her Project Ladybug events and apologizes for not tweeting during the episode…I didn’t notice.

As I expressed back when we were filming, my condolences go out to Melissa and her entire family. Cancer is such a monster, I pray for the day that we see a cure. 

<drink>  Shit.  I am writing this at 9am and I already have to take a drink.

You all know Vikki from Bravo’s Untying the Knot as a feisty divorce attorney, but she’s also an old friend of mine from high school. I love that I can turn to her for advice on my separation; I know she’ll always have my best interest at heart. It’s a very hard subject for me to talk about, and I think you could tell by how swollen my eyes were from crying the entire drive to her office that day. I am doing the best I know how, and I’m so grateful for all the support that I have in my life. 

Nice cross promotion Bravo.  Now we know where this Vikki came from, too.  I find it hard that people have to pay good money for someone to speak plain common sense.  I have seen this with Dr. Phil, too.  People go on his show and are all shocked when he calls them out on their BS.

Valentine’s Day can go scratch… I’m over it. I choose love every day, not just one cliché holiday that makes people feel like crap if they’re alone. I’m learning more and more about relationships everyday —  why we choose and attract the mates we do and how to attract the right one for you. Use today’s new moon to manifest what is meant for you and how to get rid of the blocks that are preventing it. 

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It was nice to see how everyone else spent their holiday, and I like how the twins included their parents. To be honest that is exactly how I usually spend Valentine’s Day, with my first and forever Valentine, my Dad. When I said I never had a nice Valentine’s Day, I meant in the romantic sense. It will be hard to find a man that loves me more than he does across the dinner table anyway, so there you go.

I agree with her here.  My dad will always be my first Valentine.  What a super cool guy.

Finally although I think it was very sweet of Joe Gorga to get the kids a dog, I really wish he adopted a pup instead of buying one. There are so many beautiful rescues out there that need a loving home. Check out one of my favorite organizations here and see what I mean!  

OK, I support rescues, but they are not always a perfect fit for everyone.  We saw on Orange County how Heather bought pure bred pups to make sure the kids would not be allergic.  We attempted to bring a rescue dog into our home a few years ago.  We were told he was not aggressive and very social with kids and other dogs.  Unfortunately, that didn’t turn out to be true and the very next day we had to take him back while I sobbed in the car.  Anyhoo…why didn’t Dina pass judgement on Tre and Juicy when they brought their fancy pup into their home?  I just think it is a crappy dig from Dina!

No comment on the last scene of the show, other than I’m still baffled why Jim would join this group if his intention was to distance himself from the Giudices. Who’s the one with the IQ of 12 now? 

Oh snap!  Game, set, match – Dina.

Keep your vision boards coming, and remember, I’ll choose a winner at the end of the month! Winner gets the life they’ve always imagined AND a pair of Ladybug sleepers!  

Holy crap on toast!  I didn’t realize there was a CONTEST going on!  I am all over that.  I will take a pic of my “vision board/fridge” and send it to Miss Dina right away.  I totally need a new pair of slippers.  Dina invites us to follow her on social media, but reminds us this is Lexi’s last week at home before she moves away forever and Dina will dress in black and cover all her mirrors…

Nicole Napolitano 

Nicole starts out telling us how her blog is gonna be short and sweet since she is a little bit salty over the recent episode.

I loved seeing my whole family spend Valentine’s Day together. It was the first Valentine’s Day with Bobby, and I’m thrilled this year I’m spending it with the man I love. Yes, you will see in this episode my mom and I having a conversation in my kitchen about Bobby and then Teresa and I having another talk in her bedroom. As you can see, I have a very protective family who just wants to make sure I never get hurt again and live happily ever after. 

I have never been one to fuss over a Hallmark holiday.  I have been married for 20 years and my husband and I sometimes remember to exchange a card.  And now, let’s move on to the main course…

When it comes to that hideous conversation that took place with Teresa Giudice, Amber,  and that blonde (who really must cut those hair extensions, because she looks like Grandma Strega from a bad porn movie)… In Italian households you can talk about many people and things, but a mother? That’s one thing that’s off limits. All I have to say is Karma’s a bitch! 

First, let me say, I am a little nervous talking trash about Ms. Gotti.  The last thing I need is for her to put the Malocchio (pronounced Maloik and means evil eye) on me!  So I will try to hide my snark.  Anyhoo…Victoria has the most beautiful hair.  Long, luxurious, blonde hair.  Strangely long and blond for a woman of her age.  While I am a “long haired gal over the age of 40” mine is au naturale (I don’t even dye mine).  I don’t necessarily agree that talking shit about someone’s mom is forbidden only in the Italian culture; it’s pretty much the norm everywhere.  What Ms. Gotti shared was pretty juicy.  I am curious, what was her motivation and intention (Dina, could you please help with that one?).  Why would she share this very salacious piece of gossip on national TV?  Why would she invite a complete stranger (Amber) into her home and share this tidbit, again, in front of cameras?

Nicole cuts it short and wishes us a wonderful week.  She says we all “rock and make social media a lot of fun!”  (She still doesn’t know us very well.)

Teresa Aprea

Blah blah blah.  Teresa begins by going on about Valentine’s Day being her fave holiday.

Always love late night conversations and cocktails in my bedroom by the fireplace with my sister. Having a sister as a sounding board is always therapeutic. It was so much fun taking pictures of her for Bobby — wish you could have seen the ones in her bikini, because forget the fire, those were really hot!

I get it; the sisters are close.  They like to take pics of each other cause basically, taking a picture of your identical twin is like taking a picture of yourself.  Dressing up your identical twin is like dressing up your very own My Size Barbie.  I am quite OK that we did not see the pics of Nicole in her bikini.

As far as the coffee klatch conversation, it’s so sad how other people need to build themselves up by attempting to take other people down. One thing which everyone should know about me by now, and will learn if they don’t know already, nobody is more real than I am. I don’t sugar coat anything. I say what I mean, and I mean what I say. To know me is to love me, to cross me is the worst thing you can do when it comes to the people I love. We all know what we signed up for with #RHONJ and being a Housewife…it’s not The Brady Bunch. Although for me, there is a line of respect I draw when it comes to parents and children. This scene was nothing but a total lack of respect — filth and lies. Shame, shame, shame on anyone involved. My family, my blood, my mother, my father, my sister, my nephews Anthony and Joey, my husband Rino, and my son Giovanni are my world, my loves, and my life. And so help me God, anyone that tries to hurt or destroy any one of them… All I will say is there is God, and karma is a bitch. So beware, because everyone will get served exactly what they deserve, while I sit back peacefully.

Hmmm, so she knew what she was getting into when entering this realm.  Let’s hope she thoroughly cleaned out her closet of skeletons beforehand or at least checked with Rino about his closet…  I gotta say, I don’t believe the story.  I could believe that while he was divorced he talked crap about his X and said things he prob regrets, but I just can’t believe TEReSA would take him back if he had, in fact, slept with her mother (and she has a pretty nice relationship with her mom, too).  She also eludes that she is pretty pissed at everyone who was at the table; Amber (no shocker) and TerEsa.  I am a big believer in Karma (funny how that word has floated in and out of all the HW franchises).  I believe the energy you put out into world comes back at you ten-fold.  (I also believe that when you hang out with garbage, you start to stink ~ Don Caro)

TEReSA is so upset she does not even say adios.  I will forgive her, but just this once.

Melissa Gorga

Melissa begins by thanking Bravo for sharing the beautiful pictures of her Aunt Louella.  I agree with her 100% when she says:

Cancer is so scary and we need to find a way to beat it soon.  

Yes, it sure is.  And I will not take a drink cause this is not a reference to you know who and The Cancer.

I was very grateful that Amber came by after she heard my aunt had passed. I am not a grudge holder, and I always appreciate when someone has good intentions. It was sweet of her to bring me soup, and I definitely needed a hug. It was also the first time she ever met my children, so it was a very nice visit. 

I thought it was weird and very scripted given the way their conversation ended when they met for dinner.  Amber seems to try too hard to insert herself into other people’s lives.

It was also good to spend the night with my sister-in-law. We love each other and our children love each other. We had a great time and I actually enjoyed watching The Godfather! Life is about health, happiness, and family.

I have watched The Godfather many times and it does not remind me that life is about health, happiness and family.  But to each their own.

Speaking of family, how cute is little Valentino? I love that Joe was trying to cheer everyone up and it completely worked! That puppy is a king in our house! I’m still trying to get him to stop peeing everywhere, but we love him!    

I love puppies!  We got a boxer puppy 4 weeks ago and he is absolutely adorable!  I can say, he is better than reality TV!

I had such a fun time doing the boudoir pictures for Joe! Every woman should try it. It’s so empowering to be a woman and it makes you feel confident and sexy at the same time. Linda Marie made me feel so comfortable and she is just the best at what she does! Check out her website and go for it! Your significant other will be very grateful.

Ick.  I don’t need to know about anyone’s sexy time and I think we all know way to much about theirs.

As far as what Victoria Gotti said on the episode, I think it was completely unnecessary, and as a fellow Italian woman, we all know to speak about someone’s mother in a negative way is a BIG no no! I adore Teresa and Rino, and I feel for them with what was said. 

Ms. Gotti had a motive.  Rino or TEReSA have wronged her in some way and Ms. Gotti wanted to get even.  I am sure Victoria could have found a much more private way to end her grievance with the Aprea family.

Melissa bids us a fond farewell and asks us to check out the website with her boudoir shoot.  NOT.

Amber Marchese

Oy vay.  Amber has decided to re-hash the last 3 episodes.  Again.  She claims to not have a manipulative or lying bone in her body.  She also claims to be a student of life.  What the hell does that mean?

With that said, yes, I did apologize to Nicole and I meant every world of it. Now that I have had time to reflect and watch as things unfold this season, I realize how much crap went on. It still irks me to no end how Nicole acted completely shocked and surprised when Melissa told her what I had heard. It doesn’t make sense, Nicole has publically admitted to being with a married man who was separated from his wife at the time! Nicole acknowledges she dated him and that this was right before she met Bobby. How could she have been so shocked and appalled? Why didn’t she simply say, yes I dated Gary, but he was separated. Instead, Nicole and TeResa acted surprised to the point of driving to my home to confront me and then a week later attacking me at what was supposed to be a fun party. They knew exactly what and how I heard what I heard! Here you go, I’m calling your B to the U to the double L sh–…bullshi–! And please, for the love of God, both Nicole and Teresa need to stop referring to me as “evil.” I am not an evil-doer, I don’t have weapons of mass destruction, and I don’t order sharks with freakin’ laser beams on their heads to kill innocents. Get a grip! I heard Nicole slept with a man who was technically still married, and guess what, she did! Call it what you like. But both TeResa and Nicole acted like children to be cool in front of their new friends. 

And we are now back to beating that dead horse.  Nicole may have admitted in the past to dating a man who was separated (dating a man who is separated is COMPLETELY different from dating a married man whose wife believes they are in the “happily ever after” stage), but I am sure she never thought a FRIEND would tell the world she was a home wrecker.  I see the difference, but Amber does not.  She thinks it is odd that Nicole would be upset that Amber suggested she was a homewrecker.  I personally think, the label of homewrecker would be the worst!  No other married friend will ever trust you again so I, too, would be just as upset if not more so than Nicole was.  If Amber sincerely apologized for spreading this rumor, she would not be discussing it or trying to defend herself in this blog 8 months later.  Just sayin’.

As far as my tweets on Twitter. I do not post mean comments that are verbally attacking anyone or are abusive. I state facts as I see it and I only retweet comments that have a good point of view. If they are mean, I do not engage. It is not kind, and I will not engage in that, so please do not send nasty tweets to me about anyone. 

I went and read through some of her tweets.  She retweets other’s quite often and I believe if you retweet something someone else says, you are basically saying, “I agree with you!”  So, when you retweet something nasty and someone else complains you can’t just say, “Well, I didn’t tweet that!”

You might have seen Jim on Twitter as well @jlmarchese111. He is definitely a different cat than me. I truly have the ability to forgive and forget when I feel that apology is real. Jim has an “eye for an eye” mentality. Once you cross Jim, that’s pretty much it. Contrary to what you have seen so far, Jim is truly a man of his word, honorable, and will give you the shirt off of his back. He is just no nonsense when it comes to certain matters. I have seen Jim get hurt on so many occasions when he tries to help others. He had been nothing but kind to TeResa, Rino, Nicole, and especially Bobby. They screwed him over for no reason other than to be “popular.” Bobby knew what kind of cases Jim worked. Jim asked Bobby not to put him in a bad position and not to embarrass him. Crossing Jim for the entire world to see is like opening the gates of hell. And I assure you the gates are wide open. Jim will expose everyone for who they are and call them out on the wrong they did. He does not care about being popular with the group. I might not agree with everything he says and does, but I do very much respect him. I respect his point of view, it is extremely rational without over-the-top emotion (unlike me). 

Yes, Jim does seem to have his own mentality and it proves him to be a real a-hole.  And Amber, because you are married to him…well, you are guilty by association.  All the obnoxious and rude things he spews on twitter rub off on you.  Nothing I have seen this year show Jim to be an honorable man.

Now on to the rumor heard around the world. It is ironic that this episode aired on August 24. Because August 24, 1814 was the anniversary of the burning down of the White House, and over 200 years later, we just witnessed Victoria Gotti burn the house of Napolitano/Aprea down to the ground. I’m kidding, but seriously, you can see my absolute shock when I was told this. I remember feeling a range of feelings: Was this joke on me? Was this a test to see what I would do with the information? Was this Rino just spouting out stupidity? Was this a joke on Victoria? I have to say, Victoria did seem sincere, so at first I thought that this was your typical “your mama’s so fat” joke from Rino, however, there was never an “I’m just kidding” follow up. Either way, I am wearing my hair in a bun for the rest of the season just in case now that I know the consequences of the deplorable offense of hearing a rumor. Jim purchased state of the art ear plugs and Kevlar plated hair nets for Valentine’s Day. What I do with this rumor well…stay tuned! The Dunkin Donuts and the post office will never be the same. 

Dear God, did this woman google the date the show aired so she could make a ridiculous reference?  I could see she was shocked and her expressions are really quite funny!

I would like to dedicate my blog to Melissa’s aunt. I know how much she meant to Melissa and her family. It was always so amazing to me that she looked so much like Melissa’s mom even though she was her father’s sister. My heart goes out to the family. Cancer bites. 

<drink>  We almost made it through this entire tome without her mention “the word”.  And dedicating your BLOG to Melissa’s dead aunt is just plain weird (sorry Avivia, there is no better word here!).  She sends us on our way with love and blessings.  Obviously not meant for me.

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TerEsa lets us know she is soaking up the last bits of summer at the Jersey Shore.  Audriana starts kindergarten (has it really been 5 years since we saw her baptism???)

I liked seeing everyone celebrate Valentine’s Day with their families and supporting each other. Melissa and I hanging out like that on the couch, drinking Fabellini, and watching The Godfather, that’s how it always used to be before all this nonsense. We know how to have a good time together, and I’m so glad we’re back to that!

Still weird to lay on a chaise lounge with your sister in law.

It was very sweet of Amber to bring Melissa chicken soup after her aunt passed. It was a terrible loss for her. My brother bringing them a puppy was so sweet too. I hated seeing Dina upset about her marriage, but I know she’ll find her happy ending. She’s a wonderful woman and she deserves it.

Both very staged scenes.  Also, not sure why Dina is so upset about her marriage falling apart.  Her marriage was falling apart the day she married him.  No surprise there.

It was also sweet of Amber to come to my Fabellini signing. Thank you all so much for continuing to support me! I really do love meeting you all and getting to know you! That signing was really close to Victoria Gotti’s house, and I was so surprised and happy she stopped by. We’ve kept in touch since we were on Celebrity Apprentice together. Everyone thought we wouldn’t get along, but we really did. We have a lot in common. We’re both strong, Italian women who love their family more than anything. I had no idea Victoria knew Rino. Small world! Actually, I take that back, I shouldn’t be surprised because Victoria knows everybody. She’s like the Kevin Bacon of the East Coast. 

Again, I thought it was weird for Amber to go to the signing THEN park herself at the table next to TerEsa while she signed the bottles.  People aren’t there to see you, Amber.  It was funny that when Ms. Gotti got there she was not about to stand on line!

I was SHOCKED about what Victoria said Rino had told her. Shocked! And pretty quickly wished I had never heard it for about a million reasons. I really like Rino, and I think he and Teresa are very sweet together and have a beautiful family. I hope they stay together for a million years.

It’s hard to believe that when sitting down for these staged scenes that NOONE knows what’s about to go down.  Amber did a great job looking super surprised.  Tre, not so much.

She wishes us our weekly Tanti Baci and reminds us to check out her wares on her website…cause you know, those kids are gonna need to eat when their daddy is “away”.

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Project Runway – Rock The Wedding

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S13E6 “Rock The Wedding”

By Princess Pindy

I have to say I love, love, love the title of this week’s episode. The real song by Billy Idol, “White Wedding” was out when my husband and I were married in 1984. I really wanted it blasting from the church as people came in….it would have been awesome. But cooler heads prevailed. I still love that song and Billy Idol!! So the challenge is to create an unconventional wedding dress and a dress for the reception. My daughter and I have spoken about unconventional wedding dresses many times. We have talked about what we would make for her and it usually involves a lot of bling, spandex, and perhaps a cape, lol!

pr13-ep6-episode3[1] There are two guest judges this week, Dita Von Teese and Chiara Ferragni. From Wikipedia: Dita Von Teese (born Heather Renée Sweet on September 28, 1972) is an American burlesque dancer, model, costume designer, entrepreneur and occasional actress. She is thought to have helped re-popularize burlesque performance and was once married to Marilyn Manson. Chiara Ferragni (born 7 May 1987) is a widely-followed blogger and fashion designer who has been employed by Guess as a model/spokesperson. As a blogger, she is known as The Blonde Salad, which is the name of both her blog and her first published book. She has done a broad array of fashion collaborations with leading designers.  I knew of Dita Von Teese but never heard of Chiara Ferragni….so I did the Google work for you!  What can I say, I’m a giver!

pr13-ep6-episode28[1]As usual the episode starts off at the apartments….  Korina called Amanda a phony…when did this happen????  I must have missed it..”Awwww, someone’s crying.”

The designers go nuts over Dita…I don’t get it, lol.  Tim calls her a “Fashion Icon.”  Dita says that she and Tim are not getting married..and then Tim says that if they did it “would wake my Mother from the dead.”  Tim is pretty funny.  RUT ROH, it’s a team challenge.  The teams are:  Fade and Emily;  Alexander and Samantha; Kini and Sean (has immunity);  Sandhya and Char.  And SURPRISE, it’s Korina and Amnada… .DRAMA!!!!!  What did I miss…I need to watch the end of the last episode and see if it was said after the vote…  The teams decide to have each designer do one look.  Divide and Conquer! Off to Mood!!

IN THE WORKROOM…

The tension is high with Korina and Amanda, Samantha thinks Korina is trying to psyche her out….could be, mind games…what happened???  LOL!  Char said, “F&$*#ing Leather”, that is so funny.  Probably one of the most honest, real reactions I have seen this season!!  Char says to one of the guys that she told Amanda that she doesn’t think it is fair that Amanda was brought back.<—–a clue

Well thank goodness for Fade!!!  He was there to talk to Amanda so now I know that I didn’t miss anything last week….all the drama happened off camera.  Amanda tells Fade that Korina told her she was “a big fat phony”…Char told Amanda all of her wins are taking wins away from other people….wow it happened off camera…but fortunately Fade was there ON CAMERA for Amanda to tell him, lol!

Well, guess what Korina and Char???… Boo Hoo, this is what Project Runway wanted for this season. You signed up for it so play the cards you were dealt!!!  If Amanda is winning that is not her fault.  I know a lot of people don’t like her but I like her.  I think she does good work, may not be my taste but it is still well made.  Do your best work and don’t look at other people.  Yes, the judges are allegedly insane with their choices so just do your best and be proud of that.  Don’t blame it on someone else that is so ridic!!  Typical Real Housewife behavior, don’t take responsibility for your own actions and blame your failings on someone else’s success.  “Who does that?”

TIME WITH TIM

Tim doesn’t like weddings, lol

Sandhya and Char are using bright yellow, Big Bird yellow!!! Tim tells them, “I’m Worried.”  He should be. Char isn’t doing well with her “Leather and Lace” look…she should have told Sandyha aka “Little Miss Bossy Pants” “No!! I don’t want that shade of yellow!!!”  Tim is worried about Korina not having innovation and Amanda’s look is all about innovation…  Amanda is trying not to do a Happy Dance, lol!!!!  You can tell she is just thrilled that Tim is saying this to Korina after how much Korina hurt her feelings!!  I noticed that Tim is giving ideas this season and I don’t remember him doing that in the past…guidance yes, but not actual ideas… I could be wrong.

LAST MINUTE FRENZY

Amanda offers to help Korina with her pants.  She has to do it or Korina won’t have pants.  I don’t know if Amanda purposely cut the pants wrong for Korinas suit, or if it was an honest mistake..hahaha.  Kini makes the shirt for Sean’s look because Sean is taking forever to make his pants.  I am not sure anyone is going to be saying “Yes to the dress”. In her TH Sandhya says, “Korina came in thinking she was the best and treating everyone badly…” YIKES!!

THE RUNWAY

LOL, the designers barely say hello to the other judge they don’t know who she is!  They greeted Dita with such love.  Heidi introduced Chiara Ferragni they we less than enthusiastic, it was funny, IPPHO.

I liked Fade and Emily the best…and I think Sandhya and Char are the worst, we will see….if they are the bottom team they will send home Char, they won’t get rid of Sandhya, IPPHO.  The other designers showed nothing new as far as design.

I am just going to say that this episode the judges were really mean in what they said to the designers.  I don’t know if it was really constructive criticism as much as it was just a bunch of insults.  I think that they just are really insensitive to the amount of work that the designers have done to get this looks to the runway.  I don’t think it is called for.  I was writing down everything they were saying and I deleted it all.  It was just too much.  Yes, Sandhya and Char’s look was bad and Alexander and Samantha didn’t show anything new.  However, it just seems like a competition between Nina and Zac to see who can be the biggest “Mean Girl.”  Heidi seems to be at least trying to be as nice as she can and not crush the designers.  Zac and Nina don’t care, lol.

CLOSER LOOK

I really like that we get to see the looks closer up.  The judges just are shocked by the way Sandhya and Char made their outfits.  The construction is really bad.  Nina can’t understand what Char was doing with all her time….Nina, Nina, Nina…what have you ever made????  Time is the enemy!!  So Kini made the shirt that the judges love and no one has told them…they think it is Sean’s work. They are going back and forth between Kini and Sean…. Heidi really pushes for Kini.

The winner is Sean…that is not fair, Kini made the shirt they all loved.  Kini should have said something when they were showing it.  SPEAK UP PEOPLE!!

The bottom two are Char and Sandhya….the looser is…..Char. I knew it!   You can see the looks here:

http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/project-runway/season-13/rate-the-runway/episode-6#id=1

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Real Housewives Of Orange County – Season 9 Reunion Part 1

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Real Housewives Of Orange County

S9E19 Reunion Part 1

By HydrangeaHussy

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Shannon Beador, Tamra Judge, Andy Cohen, Heather Dubrow and Vicki Gunvalson via Twitter

Rather than give a straight recap of the reunion, I thought that it would be better to divide it up by issue.  I don’t actually expect to get any answers to my questions, but here we go!

In the intro, Tamra says that she’ll admit to whatever she said.  I don’t believe her.  It’ll be more of the same from her, lots of dodging and weaving and blaming everyone but herself.  Here’s the seating arrangement: Heather and Tamra on couch one; Lizzie, Vicki, and Shannon on couch two.  We haven’t even started and Tamra’s already giving Lizzie the evil eye and making snarky comments under her breath.

Issue 1: Lizzie v. Tamra

Lizzie is asked about Tamra’s “Kentucky fried titties” comment.  Lizzie blows it off, saying that she’s used to mean people making fun of her body.  For someone who used to pride herself on her big, fake boobs, Tamra needs to stop making fun of other peoples’ bodies.  Unfortunately, that’s about all we got on this one.

Issue 2: Heather v. Shannon

The two began as future neighbors, but things quickly went downhill.  Heather says that, in the beginning, she felt picked on by Vicki and Tamra.  Then she introduced Shannon to them and she was left behind.  She now realizes how sensitive she was at the time.  She apologizes to Shannon for the chair thing and for over-reacting to Shannon’s exit from the bathroom.  Shannon feels like Heather kept repeating false ideas about Shannon in the hopes that the viewers would think they were true.

As for the hoedown, Shannon notes that Tamra stirred the pot by telling Heather that they were talking about Shannon’s tardiness.  Heather says that it would have been better not to say anything.  Of course, Tamra doesn’t own causing that argument.  On to the Christmas party at the Beadors.  Tamra doesn’t think that Shannon yelled at Heather.  Shannon doesn’t apologize for jumping into the conversation because she felt that Heather was being condescending to Tamra.  Heather clarifies that she didn’t ask Tamra to choose between her and Shannon, she asked Tamra to either be her friend all of the time or not.  Shannon doesn’t see the difference.  When asked if she regrets jumping in, Shannon says no.  Tamra says that she’s entitled to her opinion.   Oh, how Tamra turns on people, but that’s a whole other issue.

David and Terry join the ladies.  Both men have lost weight.  First, the email – David says that he communicates better via the written word, which Heather agrees with.  He says that he loves Shannon and his family, and that writing the email was very difficult.  He apologized to Shannon the next day, but it’s still talked about Tamra opened her mouth.  Tamra and Heather both maintain that Tamra had good intentions and that the email wasn’t revealed in a gossipy manner.  It doesn’t matter why Tamra told Heather about the email, it was wrong, period.  Just admit that you screwed up!  Shannon thinks that Tamra just stirs the pot, listing many of the things that Tamra has said about her, including her drinking.  Tamra has no room to talk about anyone else’s drinking.

Tamra was mad that Heather repeated what she was told about the email.  Heather apologizes again to Shannon and admits that she should not have repeated it to anyone.  Heather says that, at the time Shannon was at her house, she didn’t know what was going on with Shannon.  Heather does say that, in hindsight, she wouldn’t have thrown Tamra under the bus (cue the satisfied look on Tamra’s face), but would have been softer with Shannon.  She apologizes again.  They still can’t agree on whether Shannon was kicked out or asked to leave.

Andy asks Tamra if she sees why people think she’s a sh*t-stirrer.  She blames Shannon for bringing up the “take the Beadors down” comment at Lizzie’s party.  Umm, she’s the one who brought it up at the table.  Shannon quietly asked Tamra about it, then let it go.  Vicki says that she was told about the comment by Tamra, but doesn’t know if Terry every said it.  Tamra thinks that Shannon drinks and twists things.  Lizzie finds it odd that Tamra brought it up at the table, as do I.  Andy notes that Tamra was in the middle of Heather and Shannon’s issues regarding Shannon’s marriage.

Issue 3: Vicki & Brooks

Vicki’s divorce is final and she paid Don a lump sum for spousal support because he was entitled to half of her business under California’s community property law.  At this point, Briana isn’t open to seeing Brooks, but understands that he and Vicki are together.  Vicki is still keeping her two lives separate.  Vicki is asked about the recording that Briana referenced during last year’s reunion.  She says that it was wrong and that Brooks has never abused her.

Vicki is asked about Tamra’s comments about Brooks to the new ladies.  Tamra interjects that she never brought Brooks’ name up, but that she answered a question.  She maintains that she never said anything mean about Brooks, only that he isn’t a good guy and isn’t good for Vicki.  Yeah, that’s not negative at all!  Vicki wants to know why Tamra thinks that she knows what’s best for Vicki.  Tamra’s voice raises and she shrieks “because it’s my opinion!”  Here we go.  Just because you scream it, doesn’t make it true.  Tamra doesn’t admit that her comments were negative toward Brooks.  Rather than take responsibility for hurting Vicki with her comments, she blames Lizzie for repeating what she said to Vicki.  Shannon says that she sees how happy Vicki is with Brooks, and has gotten to know him.  I thought Shannon was a nut for most of the season, but I’m impressed with her composure during the reunion.

Issue 4: Terry v. David

The Bali dinner – Terry doesn’t look happy watching his outburst at the final party.  At least he looks embarrassed by his behavior.  Everyone looks uncomfortable watching the footage from Lizzie’s party.  Shannon says that it isn’t pleasant reliving the season.

Terry says that he was upset because he had been told that David said sexually inappropriate things about Heather in front of his mother.  What Eddie said was ok because he’s Terry’s friend and it referenced Terry and Heather, not just Heather.  Am I the only one not seeing the big difference here?  Terry says that he lost two months of sleep because of what David said.   David looks surprised that Terry would lose sleep over him.  David agrees that it was an inappropriate comment and apologizes again.  I still don’t think that will be enough for the Dubrows.  Terry admits that he was “scary angry” at the dinner.  Terry refuses to apologize because David did make an inappropriate comment and he had been wound up by other people.

Terry says that he didn’t mean the construction comment in a demeaning manner, but Vicki says that’s how people see it.  Terry says that Vicki wound him up by telling him that David was being flirty at the hoedown.  Vicki thought it was jokey, but he apologizes to Shannon for being flirty because that is disrespectful to his wife.

Issue 5: Tamra & Ryan

Ryan moved two weeks after bringing his Instagram girlfriend to meet Tamra.  As we know, Ryan has moved and his fiancé is pregnant.  Tamra doesn’t know when the wedding will be.  She thinks that Ryan’s diagnosis affected his rush into a relationship.

Issue 6: Vicki & Briana

Vicki tears up watching the footage of Briana leaving.  As we know, Briana has had her second child.  Vicki has been there 7 times in 3 months.  Briana skypes in and we get to see Owen, who is sooo precious!  Vicki is told that she isn’t the most popular person in Oklahoma, thanks to her “Oklahoma is a forgotten state” comment.  She’s given 30 seconds to address the state, but uses the time to list all of the negatives.  Classic Vicki.

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Real Housewives Of New Jersey – Roses Are Red, Dina Is Blue / Don’t Be Tardy – Outward Bound

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S6E7 “Roses Are Red, Dina Is Blue”

By HydrangeaHussy

This week we begin with Amber visiting Melissa.  Melissa’s aunt recently passed away and Amber brought some comfort food for the family.  The boys don’t understand what’s going on, but Antonia does.  Amber feels for Melissa’s family because she is a cancer survivor.  Melissa really appreciates Amber’s support during this time.

Nicole is cooking for her dogs.  My grandmother used to do that, her dogs ate better than most people.  Valentine’s is coming and the whole family is going to Rino and Teresa’s restaurant for the holiday.  Bobby and Nicole are doing well, even though her mother hasn’t seen him in a while.  She finds Bobby different because he doesn’t need to be around Nicole constantly.  Nicole admits that Bobby moves a little more slowly.  Apparently moving fast didn’t work out in the past, so maybe moving slowly is the way to go.  Nicole’s mother seems way too focused on marriage.

Melissa visits Teresa, who has been signing books.  Juicy took the girls out for a date night.  Melissa appreciates that Teresa still has a great work ethic, despite everything that’s going on.  Teresa is glad that the two can hang out again.  Melissa wants to check up on Teresa.  She says that as long as she and the kids are healthy, she is happy.  Teresa seems to be putting on a brave face, but you can see how worried she is.  The two curl up on the couch to watch a movie – The Godfather – which Teresa says is all about family.

Dina is at her attorney’s office.  She is very emotional about her divorce.  She and Tommy have been separated for over a year, and she wants to know her options.  Tommy is keeping the house and Dina doesn’t know how she’s going to live on her own.  Her money has always been play money, not mortgage money.  Dina says that she isn’t ready to pull the trigger yet.  She isn’t sure if she’s doing the right thing and if she’ll ever find love again.  Her attorney advises that, although Dina doesn’t want to let go, Tommy isn’t completely present in the relationship.  Dina decides to wait until Lexi leaves for college.

Nicole and Teresa are getting together to discuss Bobby.  Nicole wants to send a cute picture to Bobby, not a risqué one.  She poses by the fire in one of Teresa’s dresses.  Nicole is upset because everyone is putting pressure on her and Bobby’s one-year mark.  She wishes that her family would back off a little.  Nicole wants things to fall into place naturally.  Teresa thinks that Nicole is over-reacting.

It’s Valentine’s Day!  Teresa and Juicy are reviewing their calendars.  She wants to keep up with any meetings that she needs to be present for.  Teresa says that things change as you get older and have bigger lives going on.  Holidays like Valentine’s aren’t as important as they used to be now that they have their own businesses to run.  Juicy feels like they have a good group of people around them right now to help them with their businesses.  Teresa is the breadwinner and Juicy is supporting her.  She is the brand and Juicy is the brawn.  Lol, I think it’s nice that the two are working together and communicating more.  I’m finding myself liking Teresa again this season.

Dina is spending Valentine’s night alone with her cats.  She’s in her PJ’s eating chocolate.  Tommy proposed on Valentine’s day, so she’s having a pity party.  Luke, her assistant, calls and she opens up about losing her marriage.  Dina is using a “dream spa,” which is like a tanning bed for your face?  This is just pathetic, especially when compared to the other ladies’ nights.  Why would she come back on the show if this is all she has going on?

Melissa and Joey are having a romantic dinner.  She’s glad to have a partner to support her during tough times.  Joey tells her that his real estate business is back on track.  She worries that he won’t have time for the family with everything else going on.  Apparently Joey tried to take their son to school, but took him to the wrong place.  Wow, he doesn’t know where his son goes to school.  The desert menu comes out and includes a series of sexy photos that Melissa took for him.  Joey, of course, loves the gift!

Teresa and Nicole are with their families for dinner.  The ladies are all in red, but Bobby and their father are not.  Rino toasts to a wonderful family, that he hopes Bobby will be a part of at some point.  Way to put the man on the spot!  They go around the table and tell the story of the first sweet thing their significant other did for them.  Teresa admits that she and Rino have had their ups and downs, but they ended up together.  They were married young and divorced at 28, but always loved each other.  When it’s her turn, Nicole asks if Bobby is a confirmed bachelor.  She feels like he has given her enough right now, but there’s always room for more.  Their mother goes on about how they want the best for Nicole.  Bobby says that they’re in a great place right now and feels like they need to really get to know each other before marriage.  He seems to really have a good head on his shoulders.

Teresa is at a Fabellini event.  She finds the public judgment upsetting and wonders if anyone will show up to her event.  She feels good when people come to support her.  Amber arrives to show her support, even though her husband is trying to maintain a distance.  There is a huge line to see Teresa.  Victoria Gotti arrives.  She and Teresa have been friends for several years.  Victoria invites Teresa and Amber to stop by for a drink afterward.  Amber seems unsure whether she should go, considering her husband, but decides to go.  I’m so over them acting as though Jim is above all of these people.  He runs a quickie-mortgage company, he’s not the attorney general!

Joey brings home a cute puppy!  Antonia is so excited!  Joey wanted to make the kids and Melissa smile.  Melissa says that, when she’s sad, Joey will do anything to make her feel better.

Amber and Teresa stop by Victoria’s house.   Teresa mentions that Amber lives in Colt’s Neck.  Victoria asks how long Amber has known the twins.  The timeline of events wasn’t too clear, but here’s the gist: Victoria says that she went to a restaurant years ago and the owner, Rino, came by her table.  He seemed enamored with Victoria.  She had surgery several weeks later and Rino visited her.  He brought her a diamond Rolex, which she didn’t accept.  The two stayed friends and Rino talked about Teresa constantly.  Later, he told Victoria about his divorce.  He said that he cheated on Teresa with Teresa’s mother.  Amber and Teresa are shocked!

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Amber says that she had never heard that and doesn’t know if it is true.  Victoria says that she doesn’t know if Rino was joking, but that he said it in front of many people.  Amber doesn’t want to know any more about Teresa and Nicole’s family issues.   Hopefully she’s learned not to repeat idle gossip, but I doubt it.  Once Amber leaves, Teresa and Victoria continue discussing Rino.  Victoria says that she’s often wondered if Teresa A was aware of the rumors.  Teresa is most upset that her business is being affected by her legal troubles.  Victoria tells her to rise above it.   They read a letter that Gia wrote to Teresa.  It’s heartbreaking to see how hurt Gia is by what’s going on with her family.

Next week will be the plea deal and we’ll see how it affects all of the families.

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S3E8 “Outward Bound”

By TexasTart

Last week Kim and Kroy were trying to help the boys’ nanny find a man.  This week opens with Kim talking about how much she lavishes online shopping and one of her favorite things is when the FedEx truck comes. It’s like Christmas.  She has a lot of packages. She opens some more Louis Vuitton luggage and then opens an Amazon box that has a portable shower and a device for peeing in the woods. Kim remembers that Kroy told her she would have to ‘pay’ for the last LV luggage purchase.  She finds Kroy and he’s amassed a collection of camping and survival supplies in the man cave.  He’s as excited about his supplies as Kim is for her handbags and shoes.

DBT S3E8_1Oddly enough, they go from discussing camping supplies to a trip to the dermatologist, Dr. Cole.  Kim has Shun and Kroy along with her. She’s getting Botox on her face, as is Shun. Then she talks Kroy into a chemical peel. And he has one. Seriously? Back at the house Kroy calls a meeting for everyone except the little kids.  He has a printout for everyone about surviving in the woods and informs them they’re going camping.  The teenage girls say they are not going. Kroy assures them they are going.  He tells them no cell phones. They can’t even put down their cell phone for the meeting.  They will be unplugged while camping he says.  Sweetie, Lana and Kim are a bit concerned about the black bear instructions.  Kim is not happy about all this, but he tells her to look at the positives and not the negatives.

It’s a new day and Shun shows up with shopping bags. You might remember she’s Kim’s friend and personal stylist.  Kim greets her at the door and notices Dick’s Sporting Goods shopping bags and Shun says with indignation, “Never in my life have I shopped at Dicks!”  Kim says if she’s going through with this, at least she’s going to look good.  Shun has a lot of camoflauge.  Kroy said that Shun has confused hunting with camping. Shun wants to know what you wear then, and he said, like what you have on, T-shirt and pants.  Kim and Kroy proceed to talk her into coming along on the trip.

DBT S3E8_2It’s the day of the trip. Kim is dressed in overalls with a white shirt, bandana on her head and hiking boots. Kroy is loading supplies in the truck and catches a glimpse of her and thinks she is so cute.  Kim wants to make sure they pack some wine in a Louis Vuitton bag. What?  She said in a talking head that she has super powers when she drinks wine. Fine, but pack it in a LV?  Kim is now admiring Kroy’s behind while he’s loading the truck.  Sweetie comes out of the house, she looks to be dreading this trip. Kim said that since she’s nervous about leaving the babies, she wants Sweetie to stay behind so she can call her all the time asking about the little kids.  Sweetie was so excited she almost broke out into a dance.

Kim goes in the house to check and see what Tracy the chef has and I spy another LV bag on the kitchen counter. Maybe that’s the one for the wine. Or is that a special one for sandwiches?   Tracy has the sandwiches already made and wrapped, she says they are for the drive.  The other food Kroy had her get is to be cooked there. Kim recoiled a bit about the cooking part. And then she wondered if there was a Waffle House in driving distance and then she had another thought that maybe she didn’t want to eat so she doesn’t have to shit in the woods!  Kim said that Kroy is from Montana and he’s really in his element with the camping.  Kim says goodbye to Kash. I guess he’s staying home, which makes me wonder why Lana is going.  Kroy is still loading the truck and Kim is putting wigs in the back seat of the Escalade, with seat belts on, and still loading more LV luggage.  I assume LV doesn’t have wig cases.  It’s all so ridiculous, I can’t stop laughing!

They’re on the road and using walkie talkies. Lana is in her own car jammin’ to some music and eating, so she doesn’t hear mama Kim calling on the talkie.  Shun is in the Escalade, which is probably loaded with clothes. And wigs.  Has LV failed to design wig cases? Egad!   Kroy is driving the truck, with Kim, Brielle, Ariana and KJ.

They arrive and this is where you park and then haul of your stuff into the woods on foot to find a place and set up.   Kroy is trying to get things hauled in and set up and the poor guy has a bunch of rookies with him.  Kim is praying she doesn’t have a bear encounter.  Lana has war paint on her face.  Kim is exasperated that this is a lot of work and they haven’t even set up camp yet!   They’re setting up a frame for a super large tent that you can stand up in. Looks like it would fit everyone.  All the ladies are pitching in except Brielle is on her phone oblivious to everything. In effect, she has broken the beware of your surroundings and no phone rule shortly after arrival.  They finally get it set up and Kroy realizes it’s inside out!  Kim thinks they should have hired a service to set it up. I think it should come with it’s own LV bag. Chuckles.  Next week there will be some fishing and hanging out around a campfire playing truth or dare.

The funny clip at the end goes back to when Kroy had the family meeting and Kim was holding her instructions shaking them and told Kroy “like, this is not Survivor, this is Don’t Be Tardy!”   Sweetie is giggling like crazy.  Kroy is very serious and replies, “this is basic camping!” and Kim comes back with “you’re on the wrong show!”

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Real Housewives Of New Jersey Cast Blogs

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Dina Manzo

Dina lets us know she I aware that she wasn’t in much of this episode.  She tells us how much she believes in the mumbo jumbo of vision boards (Oprah was all about these years ago.  I don’t get it.  My fridge is my “vision board”.  Unfortunately, I post things like recipes and holiday cards which might explain a lot of my probs.)  I don’t the Vision Board is gonna get TerEsa out of her FEDERAL legal issues.  I am also dumbfounded that Dina made a Vision Board when she was married to her first husband and now she wants us to believe she has everything on that board now…did her Vision Board include hopes for 2 divorces?  Dysfunctional relationships with siblings?

Now I’ll touch on a few of my favorite moments from this week’s show. How adorable is Giovanni? He’s got such a gentle way about him for a boy his age, it’s exciting to see the next generation of a family business bloom. I’m sure Teresa and Rino are very proud of him and his desire to keep that tradition alive. I can tell you first hand that the food is GREAT at their restaurants, and please when you visit will you buy that man a drink?

I thought this was a real scene.  I have a 16 year old son and that is exactly how he behaves when I am in the car with him.  

Speaking of restaurants I appeared to be a bit quiet at dinner with the crew, didn’t I? That’s a LOT of personalities at one table. I tend to shrink in situations like that and do more eating and observing while everyone else takes the stage. I loved to see Rosie happy with her new love. Rosie and I had many talks about her relationship since me and her girl are both Pisces. I tried to give her an inside peek into the wonderful sensitive minds of us fish. You’ll have to stay tuned to see how it worked out for them. I adore Rosie and wish her a lifetime of happiness, she deserves it.  

I didn’t realize Dina saw herself as a shrinking violet.  Hmmm.  I love seeing Rosie happy.  She has always been REAL on the show and I think she comes off as very sincere.

Finally I have to say it was nice to see Amber and Nicole work out their differences…at least for now. I see the good in both the girls, we all mess up once in a while, right? OK, OK, so it might be a little hard to relate to a slutty first responder throwdown, but you know what I mean.  

Yeah, it was nice.  So what.  It ain’t gonna last.  Dina bids us farewell and tells is to get crafting.

Teresa Giudice

TerEsa thanks us for watching this week and was excited for us to see her family.  She is very proud of Gia.  I have a feeling Gia is the most mature one of this bunch.

Milania… again with Milania! I can’t believe she hid my present for Gia in the fridge! I know you only see her acting out, but she loves attention and likes to play up when other people are around. In private though she’s a sweetheart. Believe me, I don’t let my kids run wild. They are all such good kids with good hearts. They make me so proud!

OK, Milania is back to being the adorable Milania we have grown to love.  Here is a tweet from my favorite tweeter, @TheFauxMilaniaG.  If you don’t follow her, please do yourself a favor and check her out.  It is HILARIOUS!

TerEsa tries to make us believe the inmates are not running the asylum.  Not buying.

Gia’s gift was a pave ring that my mother gave me when I was a teenager. I’ve been saving it for her. It’s too big for her to wear now, but she’s mature enough to understand how much it means. I don’t think there’s any better present than something passed down from your mama, no matter what it is.

Contrary to most, I thought this was a very thoughtful gift.  I have a ring that was my great grandmother’s and it has a lot of sentimental value.  Yes, it is a bit big and “costumey”, but I am sure she can wear it for special occasions.

How funny was Joe and Gia’s talk? I love that they have such a great relationship. It’s important for girls to have a strong father figure in their lives. Gia is a daddy’s girl just like I was, and still am! Their heart-to-heart talk was so cute. I can’t believe Gia admitted to her dad that she’s kissed a boy! Ah marone! I don’t even want to think about it. Joe’s so funny: “Next time that kid comes here, I’m gonna kick his ass.” He’s kidding of course, but any boy that wants to date any of our daughters better realize they have to go through me and Joe first!

We are definitely seeing a softer side of Juicy this year and I like it.  He loves his girls.  He also knows the likelihood is pretty high that he will not be seeing these girls grow up.  Very sad for those girls.

TerEsa loved meeting all her fans at her Fabellini signing.  Wonder how much she charged for pics with her.  She wishes us Tanti Baci and signs off.

Melissa Gorga

Melissa still tries to make us believe she wanted wings on that damn truck.  I am really hoping she is not that dumb, but now I am not so sure.  Also telling the Scientist that she is only familiar with the scientist from Back to the Future.  Um, she has a college degree.  Did she get hers through the mail?  Was it a lottery?‎‎‎

I have to say I absolutely loved watching the scenes of Teresa and Rino and their handsome son, Giovanni. It still amazes me that these two were actually divorced and ended up back together and stronger than ever. It really does go to show you that true love conquers all! These two really entertain me and the more you get to know them, the more you’re going to fall in love with both of them!  

I am not that entertained by them.  But I do love that the kid is going into the fambily business.  

‎‎I loved that Rosie introduced Ellen. You can see it in her eyes that she really loves this woman and feels really comfortable with her. Rosie is such a joy to be around and always makes everything fun!

As I have said again and again, Rosie is the most real person on this show.  I wish we had more of Rosie and wonder why she and Kathy don’t blog?

Can’t get over how big Gia is getting. Love seeing the moments with her and her daddy. There’s nothing like the father-daughter bond. I see it every day with Antonia and Joe. No one gets a little girl’s heart like her daddy!   

‎Beautiful and bitter sweet.  We are all fully aware that the likelihood of Juicy being around for her 14th birthday is HIGHLY unlikely.

Watching Nicole do her thing at work was so great. You could tell she definitely brings the sass and energy to that office! She’s such a doll and she always makes me laugh. 

I actually found this scene to be annoying.  Who else is hoping she is not using that annoying voice on a speaker phone all freaking day?

‎‎‎I really was so happy that Amber and Nicole finally decided to talk to each other. That’s really what I wanted to happen from the beginning at Bobby’s party, and I also wanted to be there with them to explain my part to Amber so she could understand why I told Nicole. It wouldn’t have been right for it to be out there for everyone to hear without Nicole being able to explain that whatever Amber heard through the grapevine wasn’t true. I’m glad they finally talked it out and hopefully we can all move on from the nonsense.

Liar liar pants on fire!  There is no freaking way that when you set this ball in motion that your ultimate goal was for Nicole and Amber to have a polite sit-down to hash out their differences.

Melissa promises she will talk to us next week and tells us she is a busy little bee working on her holiday jewelry line.  Gee, I hope there is a Back to the Future themed piece in that line.  Maybe a Delorean pin?

Amber Marchese

Amber has taken it upon herself to write her college thesis for us each week.  It gets longer and longer as the weeks go by, but the theme doesn’t seem to change.  Amber tells us she doesn’t “want to beat a dead horse” but she goes on to do so anyway.  Yes, she has to rehash “through the grapevine” story.  Great.  We get it.  You didn’t think Melissa would tell anyone.  I am gathering you NEVER watched a real housewives franchise before you got casted, right?  Because that’s what happens on every episode.  Like the old game of telephone, one person tells another something allegedly private or personal and that person tells other cast members and adds a little extra something to make the story better.  We saw it on OC with Tamra and Shannon and on BH between Brandi and Lisa.

What I still do not understand is how this situation ever escalated the way it did in the first place. It would have been a hell of a lot more sane if this “sit down” conversation happened prior to the spectacle that Nicole had put on at the party. Either way, I learned a very valuable lesson from all of this. I pray we can honestly all move on.

Let me share this with you my young Jedi, it happened because you get paid!

As far as Bobby goes, please understand, there is so much back story this situation. Bobby hurt us, my family, and destroyed a long term friendship with my husband.  Jim has done nothing but bend over backwards for Bobby! I have had many conversations with Bobby, and I do not like how he treats people. Whether it be his friends, his family, or women, I have cringed at some things that he has said to me. If Rino, Teresa, or Nicole for that matter wants to turn a blind eye, that is their choice. Trust me when I tell you, I held back what I really wanted to say to Nicole as a friend, and there are things I have kept quiet because my loyalty was with Bobby for a very long time now. However, after what Bobby did to us, I wanted so badly to warn Nicole. I did not feel like she was ready, so I shut my mouth.  Remember Nicole, there is nothing for us to gain by telling you, however, you are handing him everything for free, including notoriety and fame, without so much as a ring on your finger. I hope everyone caught Bobby’s response at the dinner table when asked about his future with Nicole: “Is that grape?” In the end, I warned her and what she does with the information is her decision.

You start out telling us this was your hubby’s BFF, but all along you knew he was a scumbag?  Weird.  Your hubby was hanging out with this guy for YEARS and only know have you found your voice and decided to tell everyone what a terrible person Bobby really is?

Now, I am going to gush over my children! They were amazing and so adorable! Their personalities just shined! The Mortgage Now commercials are just so much fun for us as parents to watch.  It helps our children learn their lines and perform, as well as breaking them out of their shells and learning to be comfortable in front of others. Whether they want to pursue acting, public speaking, public office, or anything for that matter, this gives them the foundation to do all of that.  Jim and I could not be more proud as parents. Jim and I truly love being parents. We really feel we are an amazing duo together with the same values, morals, and ethics. We want to raise amazing gentlemen and ladies. Here is a flash bulletin, the commercials are for fun and for the Mortgage NOW, Inc. website, they are not supposed to make you apply for a mortgage – they’re there to make you smile and make it clear the company is service oriented and family based. 

<snooze>  I get it.  Jim came on this show to hopefully get some exposure for his business.  And then, he opened his mouth.

I want to take a moment to remember one of my all-time favorite people, Robin Williams. My heart goes out to his family. I also want to take a moment to outwardly speak about the hate mail/tweets that his daughter received after this tragedy in her life. I don’t understand the level of depravity to send her anything but condolences. I really don’t. She does not deserve this. She only deserves our love and support. 

Yes, this is totally off topic but I 100% agree with her.  First and foremost, we lost one of the most talented actor/comediennes my generation has known.  His children lost their beloved father.  And bastards out there in the world took this opportunity to twist the knife a little more in order to make his daughter hurt more.  There is a special room for these people in hell.

Her experience with hate tweets made me think of #RHONJ. Please, support your favorite Housewife, but it really upsets me to read hurtful, viscous tweets about any of the Housewives. It is OK to have a point of view, it is OK to not agree with us, it is OK to like and support us, however, it is never OK to be mean, vulgar, judgmental, and/or nasty to any of us. I may not agree with a particular Housewife, I might even be angry with her, but I still do not want my supporters becoming nasty to her. We can all get our points across without being cruel to one another. Our supporters are what make this show so amazing. This should all be enjoyable and a fun process, leave the nasty and hateful comments out it. 

OK, you lost me here.  Comparing your situation with Robin Williams’ daughter is just wrong.  She never asked for any of this.  You signed up for a show knowing full well how previous cast members have been treated.  You knew it going in.  Shame on you for trying to get sympathy for being a fame whore.  If you don’t like the negative attention, delete your twitter account, stop going on facebook and get yourself off reality TV.  If your gonna dance, you gotta pay the fiddler.

She closes by thanking everyone (yes, a long list) for their support.  I was not listed so she is not thanking me personally.  I do, however, appreciate her not mentioning the c-word!  My liver thanks you, Amber!

Teresa Aprea

It’s the end of summer and TEReSA is watching it fly by.  She enjoyed this episode and especially liked the dinner with the whole group.

Every scene with my son Gio makes me smile. I’m sure you can tell by now that my son, my one and only, steals my heart. Gio is a good driver, but all you moms know how nerve wracking it is driving with your child in the beginning. As a mom my advice is to constantly reinforce with your children that speed really kills. My heart breaks for so many lives lost this past week in our area from car accidents with teens. I am constantly praying for the youth today to “get it” — drive slowly. Kids think they really are indestructible.

I enjoyed the driving scene.  It was just like watching my son and I when we are out driving.  Sad to hear there has been a lot of loss in her community.  Our community lost 4 teens in an accident the night before graduation a few years ago.  It was a huge blow and hopefully a wake-up call to the other kids.

Having dessert in little Italy with Rino and Gio was quite amusing. Obviously Rino and I have different parenting styles. His conversations with Gio are a lot different than mine, so I will leave the “double, triple bagging” suggestions to his dad. That is definitely a talk that should have been between father and son, without me there. My conversations with Gio definitely pertain to the heart, the way to treat a woman, respect, cherishing, and a lot of love. Rino’s conversations tend to head south. LMAO!

The relationship between TEReSA, Rino and Gio is very sweet and you can see how very much they love their son.  I think it is really exciting that he wants to take over the family business.  TEReSA then goes on and on about the renovation and the new restaurant.  I got a snack.  I wish I had some of those desserts TEReSA and Gio had at that restaurant.

As for Nicole, my sister, my twin, her heart of gold always shines bright. Witnessing that conversation with Amber once again reflected the class act that Nicole is. I wish I could say I felt sincerity on Amber’s part, but I just didn’t see it. There was just so much attitude, so sad, enough already.

Nope, I didn’t see any sincerity either.  I do not see anyone putting this storyline to bed.  Amber is gonna continue to beat this dead horse til it is dog food.

I love that Dina does a dream board. Although we have never spoken about that, having been in the Personal Development arena, I also do dream boards and believe they are a tremendous tool in getting laser focused on your goals. I add a Bible verse under each picture, which I believe makes it so powerful. Thank you, Dina, for sharing this for the world to see — it can be so beneficial to many people.

We have now come to the portion of the blog where we suck up to Dina.  I don’t get the whole dream board.  Dina is a little too kooky and crystals for me, but hey, whatever works, right?  TEReSA checks out and thanks her fans and friends for all their love and support.  You’re welcome.

Nicole Napolitano

Nicole starts out apologizing for her blog being a wee bit tardy.  She didn’t post her blog until Saturday morning.  Let’s jump right in.

It was great to finally get an apology. Going back to that night and remembering how I felt, it was a really good feeling to forgive and let go. I truly feel what I said in my interview: “Bitterness is leprosy to the soul.” At this point weeks had gone on with a lot of hurt , lies, and deceit, and with all the anger that I had towards Amber also came deep hurt. Once it involves my family, then it must end. Again I always feel people make mistakes, and if they are really sincere, they should be forgiven. So I left that café after our long conversation feeling really happy we were in a much better place and actually feeling hopeful for our friendship. It was hard for me to go back to that happy place this week due to the negativity in Amber’s blogs this season and both Amber and Jim’s comments on social media. There’s a difference between right and raunchy, and my children do not need to be subjected to their vile and inherently evil comments. Especially since my children loved and respected my boyfriend, Gary! So my advice to Dina, since you are separated or may date a man who is separated, is make sure the Marcheses don’t call you a “home wrecker” next season.

Hmmm, seems as though we are getting a clue into where the whole “homewrecker” came from.  Did Nicole date a guy who was separated and then his scorned wife claimed he was a cheater and Nicole was a homewrecker?  Whatever.  I am so sick of this “storyline.”

I actually enjoyed seeing myself at work. My office is like my second home. One of my best friends, Adriana, is one of the assistants in the office, so I absolutely love seeing her in the morning and having our coffee together. It wasn’t a shock at all for my office to hear that phone call, because I’m extremely close to all them. They are like my second family, so they knew exactly what had been going on for weeks. I hope everyone will get to see more of me in the workforce, because it’s really exciting and I would love for you all to see some amazing private jets. That is what I call sexy!

I found this whole scene annoying and staged.  I am still hopeful that she is not on her speaker phone all day.

Loved having dinner at Ponte Vecchio with everyone. Not only is it a beautiful restaurant, the food is outstanding! It was a great group. Joe Giudice’s homemade wine was outrageous, and I truly love the two Joes. They both have a genuine sweetness about them and I enjoy being in their company along with their beautiful wives. We had such a great dinner at Angelo’s with Teresa and Joe that I was excited to have them at Ponte Vecchio. I loved seeing Rosie happy. She deserves the very best, because she has the BIGGEST heart and gives so much! Her sisters Kathy’s cannolis were out of this world too! Amazing how Rosie and I started dating our significant others both in March. Yes, my brother-in-law mocks Amber and says “Nicole and Bobby’s relationship is facazy.” Well I don’t know why Amber keeps on questioning or even cares so much about my relationship and whether Bobby is with me for the right reasons. Well I had a magnificent dinner with Bobby that night as well. We always have an amazing time wherever we are as long as we are together! 

Yes, Rosie deserves to be happy, but I guess not with this gal.  It has been all over the gossip sites that this woman felt used and that her relationship with Rosie was more casual than the show made it out to be.  That makes me sad for Rosie.  Amber is one of those women that doesn’t wish happiness for her friends.  She must be pretty miserable in her own head.

It was incredible to see Dina’s dream board. I had a personal development business for five years and I feel strongly about dream boards. Dina has a beautiful spirit and I love what a great friend she is to Teresa. Those are the kind of friends people need in their lives.

Whatever.  I don’t believe putting stuff on a corkboard gets you any closer to the things you want.  WORKING HARD is what gets you closer things you want.  Nicole closes by asking us to pray for the family that lost 2 children and a father and boy who are in critical condition.  She asks us to talk to your children about speeding (also mentioned in TEReSA’s blog).  I will take a moment to do this today.  We all live in this lightening fast world and we just need to remind ourselves to slow down.

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Real Housewives Of New Jersey Tonight!

“Roses Are Red, Dina Is Blue”

Roses are the flowers of choice in the Garden State as the ladies celebrate Valentine’s Day in their own unique ways. And in a shocking turn of events, Victoria Gotti reveals a scandalous rumor to Amber and Teresa that could shake the group’s foundation to its core.

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Don’t Be Tardy Tonight!

“Outward Bound”

The time has come for Kim to meet Kroy’s challenge and face her biggest fear…camping! Shun styles Kim in over-the-top camo fashion as Kroy prepares his inexperienced family with a Camping Survival Guide. Is Kim crazy for going along with Kroy’s idea of a family vacation or is Kroy for daring to go camping with all women and a toddler?

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Real Housewives Of Orange County Cast Blogs

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S9E18 Cast Blogs Blogged

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Vicki Gunvalson – Vicki Wants the Best for Tamra

Vicki tells us that it was hard to relive Briana and Ryan’s move, but “fortunately, we are able to FaceTime a lot, so that has been helpful, but it’s never the same thing as being together.”  She realizes “that’s our job as a parent to let them GO — but it doesn’t mean it won’t hurt.”   I think it might actually be good for their relationship to be apart a little.  It’s nice to see Vicki letting go a little.  “All I can pray for is that they will one day be able to return to Southern California so we can all be near each other again. If not I’ll be there supporting every decision they make with a smile and missing them with great big tears.”  I think all Briana wants is her mother’s unconditional support.

On to the Bali party!  “I was so proud of the way my house turned out for the Bali party. I have such an amazing team of professionals who were able to transform my home for, not only the party, but also full time!”  Remember, Vicki remodeled/redecorated after Donn moved out of the house.  She hints that she may be looking for a change, though.  “I am so proud of owning this home on my own. I have bittersweet thoughts about one day moving near the beach. I have such amazing great memories living where I am, but now that the kids are grown and I’m on my own, I feel like it’s time for a change.”  Watch what happens!

“I was glad that Tamra decided to show up to my party and face the “music” as they say. We ended our Bali trip on such a bad note, that I really didn’t know if she was going to show up or not.”  Despite Tamra running away and claiming that we’ll never see her again, of course she’d be at the finale party!  Vicki says that, “although I don’t agree with everything Tamra does, I want the best for her and don’t want us to be fighting. But the truth of the matter is I don’t agree with what she has done. I personally think Tamra steps way too much into people’s business and I’m hopeful that she has learned a lesson. You can’t go around talking crap on people and expect them not to compare notes.”  No truer words!

Vicki was most hurt because she thought Tamra was a friend, but “if she was truly a friend of mine, she would have kept her mouth shut about some things that happened early on our relationship, and allowed my friends a chance to meet him and formulate their own opinion.”  Vicki admits that Brooks has made mistakes, but says that he has gotten help and asked for forgiveness.  She points out that Tamra has done the same, “so I have asked her for the same respect to us that she wants for herself.”

“It was really great getting to know Shannon this year and despite all the drama in her life, it was good to spend time with her one-on-one in Bali.”  Vicki thinks Shannon is a great person, who has fun and makes her family a priority.  Vicki also admits some of her mistakes.  “I felt bad about how I treated Heather at times. I am proud to call her my friend, and hate that I was part of any of her hurt.”  Also, she touches on Lizzie, “although we started of on a rough note I really have come to like her a lot. She has a spitfire personality and I love a woman to can stand up to Tamra.”

Lizzie Rovsek – Lizzie Forgives Tamra

“After the final dinner in Bali, I really made a decision to dismiss Tamra from my life. I have never in my life heard a woman say such horrible things to other women before. It’s interesting to hear Heather say to Christian at the dinner table on tonight’s episode, how “everyone was yelling at Tamra” in Bali. Were we at the same table? I didn’t hear anyone yell at Tamra at the last dinner in Bali. In fact I think the only woman yelling was Tamra. We were all genuinely hurt and defending ourselves.”  I also thought that was interesting.  Not that it was appropriate to confront Tamra at dinner, but I didn’t see anyone jumping on her the way she has jumped on others.  Tamra was the one who escalated the situation.  Lizzie’s plan for the dinner at Vicki’s was to stay away from Tamra.  “I honestly had nothing left to say to her. She does not tell the truth and she does not handle conflict well.”  Understatement of the year!

“Of course, Tamra brings up the “Marry, Shag, Kill” game yet again! There is nothing else to say, but “I’m sorry” for whatever she thinks I said or didn’t say. It’s a crazy he said/she said and no one can possibly win — and who wants to?”  As I’ve said before, that’s Tamra’s MO.  Anytime she feels attacked, she gets defensive and brings up anything/everything from the past.  The game was a horrible idea and I’ll just leave it at that, I’m tired of talking about it.  “I can’t walk around on eggshells for another person. I don’t have the power to change anyone, nor do I want to. I get to be me. Tamra gets to be Tamra. However, I get to make decisions on how I let people affect me — and I get to decide who or what I want in my life. I forgive Tamra. I forgive myself. I choose to be around people that love and support one another. Conflict is OK. It’s even OK to lose your temper here and there. But when the behavior becomes habitual without remorse, you have to make a conscious decision about what you allow in your life.”  I could not agree more!

Lizzie tells us that she has reached out to Tamra since the custody battle began.  “As a mother I felt the need to support her. We are all in this life together. We made a bit of amends and both shared what we were hurt over in Bali. We even talked about getting together with our hubbies. But that didn’t last for long, as you’ll see at the Reunion.”

Shannon Beador – The Difference Between Shannon and Heather

“And so it begins again. . .Tamra making up more things about me and pulling Heather in. When I first met Tamra, she continually complained about her relationship with Heather. I never suggested that Tamra stay away from Heather, that Heather was evil, or that Heather was a horrible person.”  We all know that Tamra twists everything around to suit her goals, so I’m not surprised by her back-stabbing.  “My continual suggestion to Tamra was that she should tell Heather how she felt and communicate with her. You can actually see me tell her that early on at Vicki’s Fakes-Giving dinner.”

Shannon says that, like Heather, she went to the source, Tamra, to find out what unkind things were said.  Did she really expect a straight/honest answer?  “I asked Tamra whether she told Heather about David’s email and she denied it. I asked Tamra to confirm what she told me numerous times that Terry wanted to “take the Beadors down,” and she denied it. Going to the source has been of no benefit to me, and in fact, has given me false information.”  Shannon thinks Heather is smart enough to know that Tamra lies.  “As far as my friendship with Vicki, most of the times when Tamra’s name comes up, she tells me that Tamra came between her relationship with Brianna. I have been hurt by Tamra and Vicki has been hurt by Tamra. When I am close friends with anyone, I don’t want to see them get hurt. I have and will continue to tell Vicki to proceed with caution in any friendship with Tamra.”  I don’t see anything wrong with that, as Vicki is also warning people about Tamra.  Shannon says that “I do not split up friendships. In fact, I always encourage people to talk it out.”

As for David’s comment about Heather, I personally find the whole situation ridiculous.  If Terry was that upset, he should have said something by now.  Shannon says, “I was surprised to hear that he would say such a thing, but I knew he consumed many drinks that day. Although I was confused why Terry had not brought up the topic when we had seen him months earlier, I let David know as soon as I returned home for our trip.”  As we saw, David apologized as soon as he knew of the offense.  “David’s apology was sincere. We both thought it was strange that we were hearing about how Terry was so upset months after the fact, but David was willing to take responsibility and ask for forgiveness for his statement. He even did it in front of others which I thought was so admirable. True to form, the apology was not good enough for the Dubrows.”  It seemed to me that Heather got exactly what she wanted – a public apology, but it wasn’t good enough.

As for Tamra, “I said my peace to Tamra in Bali. I asked her for an explanation for her character assassinations of me and she gave none. I don’t expect to ever get one. I am ready to move on. But yet she seemed to goad everyone on at the end of dinner.”  Of course she did!  Tamra always has to have the last word, or scream.  “David  attempted to remind Tamra about how she instigated the argument between he and Terry on the night of Lizzie’s party with the whole “take down the Beadors” comment. Terry jumped in and said that wasn’t what he was upset about at Lizzie’s party — he was really upset about David’s spread your legs comment. What? Then why didn’t we hear about it at Lizzie’s party? Why didn’t he “go to the source” months earlier? And even more so, why was there no anger towards Eddie with his comment “Show us how you ride Terry”? Aren’t they equally offensive?”

Shannon was very insulted by Terry’s comments regarding David’s job.  “My husband started his company on his own and works very hard. He has multiple degrees. The fact that Terry called him stupid and insulted him as a construction worker is unacceptable.”  I certainly saw a different, angrier side of Terry at the dinner.  Was he just acting out to stir up interest in his own show?  “I truly thought Heather and I were on a path to potential friendship, and I was completely shocked at she and Terry’s air of superiority at the dinner table.”  I will never be shocked by Heather’s superiority.  Finally, Shannon says that she has great friendships with Vicki and Lizzie.  She’s focusing on her family and marriage now.

Heather Dubrow – Heather Weights in on the Dinner Party

Heather indicates that she wasn’t going to post a blog on this episode because she made all of her amends in the Reunion (which we haven’t seen), but “because of the overwhelming response to the final dinner party, I thought I’d make a few comments.”  She begins by commenting on editing, which I’m so tired of hearing about!  “If you filmed someone for a year you cut together two very different movies of their lives. You could show every amazing thing they did and said and make them a hero — or you could show every regrettable moment and misstep and make them a villain.”  Both could be true, but it’s the way you behaved regardless.  Just accept your actions and more forward with no excuses.  “Many of these you will understand after watching the Reunion, and some were just regrettable and required apologies.”  Great, a whole reunion of excuses to look forward to!

“You as the audience are privy to what’s going on in everyone’s world. We are not and sometimes we act and react differently than you’d expect because we didn’t have that knowledge. There were also many situations this season that became such a big game of telephone. It was hard to keep track.”  I will agree with that statement.  There was a lot of he-said, she-said going on.  “Terry and I have been together for almost 18 years and I have never seen him speak to another person as he did to David at Vicki’s party. SO not like him. All I can say is Terry never heard David OR Eddie yell out lewd things to me at the hoedown. We were told repeatedly by a very reliable (or so we thought) source about what David had said and they made it sound VERY bad. That was what Terry was reacting to.”  Still, there was a better way to handle the situation.  She says that they didn’t hear about it until right before Bali, which is why Terry never brought it up before.  Heather also makes apologies/excuses for Terry’s condescension toward David.  “Terry is not elitist. He was raised by a plumber/construction worker and was making a comment referring to guys on a worksite whistling at girls going by. The reference wasn’t meant to be demeaning. Of course it came across terribly and he is very sorry about that and he apologized to David.”

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Project Runway “The Klum Of Doom”

 Project Runway

S13E5 “The Klum Of Doom”

By Princess Pindy

Tonight’s episode of Project Runway is a challenge to make a look for Heidi to wear to a Red Carpet Event. The 2014 Creative Art Emmys. There have been pictures online  this past week of Heidi wearing a “Blue string” dress and rumors that this is the dress from this challenge (and it wasn’t Amanda that made it, lol).  We will see if this is true.  The guest judge is Lindsay Vonn.  She is the Olympic Gold Medal winning skier that is dating Tiger Woods, so already I am not at all impressed with her taste or choices.

The designers must mix their point of view with Heidi’s style. She says she likes unexpected, fearless, fashion forward and does not want to be on the worst dressed list.  Amanda has immunity from winning last week’s challenge.  The designers are exited.  Tim feels the need to say that it is an elegant and sophisticated event, “Mitchell”, yep, Tim called him out. They get a half hour to sketch and then it is off to Mood with $250 and they have one day.  Tim tells them, “The success of our challenges begin and end at Mood.” and I agree, they have all picked such hideous fabrics in past challenges, even for additional fabric,  IPPHO…I hope this is a different, but it won’t be.  The best indicator of future behavior is past behavior.

*****Sean is designing a blue fringe, floor length gown and that is the dress that she wore to the CA Emmys so we know who won, lol.******

TIME WITH TIM AND HEIDI

LOL, they had thunder sound effects when Heidi walks in.

Heidi is going to be wearing this look and she is taking NO PRISONERS!!!  I think we are seeing the real Heidi, IPPHO.  She is being brutal and honest, in other words, or the same words, brutally honest!!!  She doesn’t like much of anything she has seen and I don’t really blame her.  I’m just not impressed with these designers.  Tim was right, it comes down to what they choose at Mood and they ‘chose poorly.”  I just don’t understand why they pick such ugly, dull fabric.  I don’t know what is in their heads, they got a dossier of her past looks….wth??  Most of the designers are struggling.

SHeee’s back…..Heidi is scared and that they need to start over…so they are going back to Mood.  They each get $100 and 20 minutes to shop.  You don’t have to go and can give your $100 to another designer…  Sandhya goes around asking everyone that is not going for their money….before anyone else can..she ends up with $400 and being able to buy $120 a yard fabric… Emily is not happy with the second chance, she feels that the designers should have picked the right fabric the first time, I agree.

A lot of the designers are really having a hard time with this challenge, even after getting new fabric.  There also seems to be a undercurrent of anger towards Sandhya from those who know what she did and how much she spent.  But hey, she hustled and asked them for the money, they could have said no or asked for the money themselves. We know she didn’t win, ha!!  The last two hours of trying to get the looks done and hair and make-up is fairly frantic.  I feel so bad for them all and know the stress they are feeling, I don’t have to imagine, haha!! With ten minutes left there are looks that are complete and then there are looks that no amount of time would help.  This is sad.  I am really disappointed in this group of designers, truth be told.  Even more disappointing, I am feeling sorry for Mitchell

THE RUNWAY – IPPHO

Char is first, it looks pretty but it is nothing new!!!  Emily’s dress is very short but it looks like a cave man dress.  Mitchell, his look is a “hot mess express”, lol.  Korina, it looks like a first sewing project, it is bad.  Fade, I like his dress but some of the seams don’t match, stripes need to match.  Alexander’s dress the back is SO short, not good at all.  Sandhya, it is nothing special, the material is doing all the work, not the design, nothing new.  Samantha’s look is not bad.   Kristine’s is a boob fest, it is bad, poorly made.  Kini’s look… something is off with the hips, they look weird.  Maybe I’m just not use to seeing a model with some booty and hips.  Sean, a breath of fresh air in this lineup of farts.  It is beautiful. Yes, I said farts, I was trying to wax poetically and be all “Writer Girl” but the stuff coming down the runway was pure shit, so farts seemed appropriate!  Amanda’s beaded dress is too heavy on the beading, it’s pretty but off.

TOP AND BOTTOM

Kristine, Kini, Korina, Sean, Mitchell, Amanda are the six that had the best and worst.  We know Sean won, and I think Amanda is in the top, Kini might be in the top too, but I thought there was something funky with his seams.  But Korina and Kristine are definitely in the bottom and Mitchell is a self described, “Hot Mess Express”…stop making me like you Mitchell!!!

The Judges say:

Kini,~ Heidi, fantastic, $1000s of dollars, gave drama, Lindsay thinks it is stunning.  Nina thinks it hugs incredible, well done.  Zac’s highest score.

Amanda, ~Heidi, thinks it is beautiful, Zac, allergic reaction to the beads.  Nina, blah, blah, blah.

Kristine,~ Sac, boob canyon, Lindsay devil wears Prada, Zac indecent exposure, Nina like paneling if done properly it would have looked well, badly executed.  Heidi, too sexy. (I never thought I would hear that from her, she really meant that it looked unfinished and I wouldn’t be caught dead in that piece of crap.)

Mitchell,~ “the fabric beat me up” Oh Mitchell, that is so cute and it is so true…   Heidi, back is rough hurts my eyes.  Lindsay, tried too hard.  Nina, this red looks like a Christmas ornament, matronly, unflattering.  Zac, you were out of your element.

Sean ~ Lindsay, different, beautiful.  Zac loves it everything about it. Nina, was worried it would make her look bigger, bareness in the back balances out the heavy of the fringe.

Korina~ Nina, doesn’t know where to start, old lady. Heidi doesn’t like the color.  Zac wouldn’t wear it either.  I think he would, lol.

I didn’t get everything Lindsay said, she was dull, dull, dull!!

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

Basically, the three top looks are well made, no surprise there.  The three bottom looks are as Nina says were, “Amateur Hour.”  They are really, really, badly constructed and the designs are just not good.  Zac seemed less touchy, feely this week.

THE WINNER AND THE LOSER

We already know the winner is Sean….and Kini and Amanda are safe.   Mitchell is out, :(  I am sad!!!   Kristine is out too!!!!  WOW, two out…good!!  Korina is safe, but barely.

You can see the looks from this week’s show at this link:

http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/project-runway/season-13/rate-the-runway/episode-5#id=1

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Photo credit Huffington Post: Heidi Klum arrives at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Heidi Klum arrives at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards

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Real Housewives Of Orange County – All Apologies / Real Housewives Of New York Cast Blogs

Real Housewives Of Orange County

S9E18 “All Apologies”

By Stars99

Shannon Beador, Heather Dubrow , Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge & Lizzie Rovsek

Shannon Beador, Heather Dubrow , Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge & Lizzie Rovsek

It’s finally the finale!  Woo hooo! Can you believe it? Don’t worry, though… there’s still 3 reunion shows and probably a lost footage epside – so you haven’t gotten rid of the RHOC too quickly…

This season we’ve seen and learned… Briana’s pregnant again and is moving to Oklahoma City… Tamra’s son Ryan had a health scare, is moving, and is getting married to the Mother of his unborn child… We watched newcomer Shannon’s marriage and other relationships fall apart… We witnessed Tamra be low down and dirty – So, nothing new there… We gasped when Her Royal Heatherness threw Shannon out of her house… We grimaced when no one showed up to Lizzie’s birthday (boo hoo)… We heard accusations that Terry allegedly wanted to “Take the Beadors down”… We learned that Pageant Lizzie doesn’t take crap from anyone and she gleefully spilled the beans on what Tamra had been saying about everyone all season long behind their backs… We experienced a trip to Bali… Tamra ran away and she promised we would never see her again, but like every other promise Tamra makes, she broke it 2 seconds flat.  Daganbit… And once again, Vicki got really hurt by Tamra.

Tonight’s finale begins with everyone anticipating the dinner at Vicki’s house. Tamra is cooking spaghetti but tells Eddie she isn’t going to eat any of it. She felt so attacked and accused of so many lies in Bali. Poor widdle Tamra. Because of course, Tamra has NEVER wrongly attacked anyone (pick the season)… It’s tough when the accusing finger is now being pointed is at you, isn’t it TamTam? Tamra felt oh so hopeless that she had to take early flight home from Bali all alone. This is such a pattern with so many trips these days…  C’mon Bravo – Can’t someone buy a new storyline? Sorry, Tamra – it’s really tough to feel any empathy for you. Well, except for the custody issues you’re having with Simon – Because there’s a lot of crap that I believe and can say about you – But all that aside, I do really believe that you’re a Mom who actively loves her children and who would never knowingly put them in harm’s way. Custody issues have got to suck.  Tamra doesn’t really want to go to Vicki’s party but wants to go to prove them all wrong…

S and D talking at home

David and Shannon are home talking together about Vicki’s party that starts at 8:00 PM.  This is way past their bedtime now that Shannon is going to bed with David and getting up with him every single day. Shannon says that she went on the Bali trip with a lot of perceptions about the others, especially Heather. It was surprising to her at how much she and Heather have in common.  She honestly feels there is a possibility that they can develop a friendship. Really, she’s relieved she’s no longer at war with Heather. David said that he will be sure to apologize for the crass comments he made about Heather at their groundbreaking. Shannon reinforces that Heather said Terry was incensed about his comments.

Heather calls Tamra about Vicki’s party. Tamra tells her that she doesn’t know if she wants to go. With all of the gossip flying around, Heather decided to confront the source of the conflict, in this case, Tamra and ask her about what happened. Heather says she is going to believe Tamra because she’s her friend. Okay, I snorted Diet Dr. Pepper thru my nose when I heard that… Tamra is Heather’s friend? Isn’t this the Tamra you weren’t speaking to for the whole first part of the season? Does Good Day LA mean anything to  you? Lololol… Tamra decides to go to the party because she isn’t going to just run away from it all. Dangabit – I just KNEW it was too good to be true that we wouldn’t see Tamra again.

Tamra on cell

Vicki has hired a caterer and a party planner to do everything for the party.  They’ve got plenty of booze and Vicki is tempted to tell the caterer, “No sharp knives.” I hope Vicki put plastic slip covers on all her furniture.

As Lizzie is getting ready, she tells Christian that she wants to stay away from all drama tonight. She is going to steer clear of Tamra. She thinks it’s sweet of Vicki to host an after Bali party. Christian recognizes that it seems like Tamra is at the center of most of the drama. Lizzie uses her talking head interview to delineate the red flags of a sociopath: They exaggerate and make up lies; They feel no remorse for anything they say or do; When accused they say mean and hurtful things. She says Tamra exhibits some of these red flags. Whoa…I’m certainly no fan of Tamra but I’ve never called her a sociopath.  Yikes!

In the limo on the way to the party, Heather and Terry are talking about how Terry is going to handle David… Terry says he’s not because he absolutely has no interest in David. One of the biggest slams you can make against someone else is implying that they are not worth your time or energy. Heather thinks Shannon purposefully comes into between people.

Brooks arrives and Vicki isn’t dressed and ready for dinner yet.  Vicki says this is the first time she’s had Brooks over to her place for a party. Vicki thinks she probably should have written off Tamra years ago… but that they have some sort of a magnetic force that draws them together.  Yes, that force is named, “Bravo” and without it you wouldn’t give each other the time of day.

Heather and Terry are the first ones to arrive and they knock but no one answers. Of course, this is because Vicki is getting ready – but you’d think they’d have someone at the front door or something. It’s not like there isn’t an army of people serving at this party. Heather made one crazily funny statement to Terry as they walk through Vicki’s house. Heather said, “No matter what happens, don’t put your feet on the couch.”  I died laughing – until I saw the rest of the episode.

Terry and H not accepting apol

The minute that Shannon and David see Terry and Heather at the party, David starts to apologize. I mean the second after they say their “hellos” – He apologizes. David said, “I have to apologize to you guys – I guess I said something really bad at your party – I guess I offended you and I sincerely apologize for it.” Terry said, “That thing about spreading your legs?”  As a point of explanation, David said that everyone was kind of yelling at Heather as she got onto the bull.  They show the footage of exact scene. It was very clear that David yelled at Heather, “Spread your legs – Get on there, baby!”

However, as the footage continues, we see for the first time that Eddie was front and center ALSO yelling at Heather, “Show us how you ride Terry” – but did he get in trouble? Nope… nope…nope.

David continues in his efforts to apologize by saying, “Honestly, I meant no offence by it and I sincerely apologize for it.” Terry says the issue was that his kids and his 80 year old Mom were there.  David continues to apologize profusely. David is still saying things like, “I’m so sorry… I hope you can forgive me, I really do – Because I sincerely apologize. I meant no offence by it whatsoever…  I hope I didn’t offend you too badly.” Her Royal Heatherness and Two-Year Old Terry don’t seem to be very accepting of his seemingly genuine apology. Vicki doesn’t understand why they don’t accept his apology… David confides to Shannon that he all he got were nasty looks from Terry and Heather.

D apol to H

Heather and Vicki go off separately to talk about Shannon behind her back. Heather just doesn’t understand or trust Shannon. She said Shannon stopped liking Heather very abruptly and now Shannon likes Heather very abruptly. Heather wonders if this whole thing isn’t more calculated. Vicki says that she thinks Shannon really does like Heather but is afraid that Heather doesn’t like her. Gosh, are we in 2nd grade again, people? Maybe you could pass a note to Shannon during math class so she can check the appropriate box and return it back to you. Keep in mind that Shannon mistakenly thinks she and Heather are in a good place at the moment. But then again, this IS Shannon’s first finale and this is NOT Heather’s first rodeo. Giddyup!

After everyone sat down for dinner (No Chairgate 2014©™® Revisited, unfortunately) Vicki made a speech thanking the guys for letting the girls go to Bali (Wait, I don’t like the whole “allow” concept. The reality is that Bali was a work trip for all of the women. I do know that arrangements for watching their kids had to take place, and I’m sure the husbands pitched in more than usual to cover all the bases. It just didn’t sit well to me for some reason…) Vicki went on to say how all the women had a really great time… but of course Tamra interrupted Vicki with a very sarcastic, “Oh, it was lovely” and then Tamra physically rolled her entire head.  Lol… Awkward moment at the dinner table… Vicki quickly tells everyone to loosen up and have some fun!

brooks and T

Tamra excuses herself to go to the bathroom but then a couple of moments later she magically is sitting down with Brooks (Ugh!) away from everyone else and they’re having a heart-to-heart talk. She tells him that a lot of stuff happened in Bali even though no one is talking about it. She said that the girls said she said some stuff about Brooks (Ugh!) and that she’s not innocent in all of this. Brooks (Ugh!), in his greasy used car salesman kind of way (no offense intended towards used car salesmen), tells, Tamra, “Listen to me, I don’t care what really happened…”

Tamra interjects that she and Vicki never used to fight. The first fight they ever had was about Brooks (Ugh!). He says they’ve all made mistakes but that both he and Tamra want the same thing. They both want what’s best for Vicki. I’m guessing they both disagree on what “the best for Vicki” is… but I digress. Tamra tells him that he needs to just keep Vicki happy and he assures her it’s all that he wants to do. They hug it out and say they’re moving forward. I’d like to say that somewhere a bell rang and an angel got their wings – but I suspect instead that hell froze over. Tamra has told Vicki that she would be happy for her as long as Vicki’s happy. That doesn’t mean she has to like Brooks (Ugh!) but as long as Vicki’s with him, she will support her.

Heather refuses to take home the phallic bottle opener that Tamra brought for everyone as party favors from Bali. Christian says his 3-year-old kid would probably want to take it to school. They talk about games and it quickly turns to games they DON’T want to play, including Vicki’s Alphabet Game and Heather’s Marry/Shag/Kill game.

Brooks (Ugh!) glanced over at Heather and asked why she thought it would be a good idea to ever play that game… KMN – because I completely agree with Brooks (Ugh!) Dagnabit… Heather said it was because she had been told to ‘lighten up’ and the game was supposed to be silly.  We have yet to see footage showing any part of this game – at least I don’t remember it, if we have.

T and E not having L apology

Tamra asks Lizzie outright if she’s ever going to admit that what Lizzie said to Tamra about Eddie was wrong. Lizzie starts out with a wonky apology, “Whatever you think I said, I apologize…” But Tamra is so not going to let her get away with this.  Lizzie then corrects herself, “Whatever it was that I said…” but Tamra again interrupts and asks, “What DID you say, Lizzie?” Lizzie insists she said, “marry” – But that it wasn’t literal, she was just referencing the game. Then Lizzie tries to use the lame explanation that she was upset about no one coming to her birthday party as the reason why she said it.

Tamra tells us that Lizzie gets mad whenever she doesn’t get her way and that she’s like a spoiled, rotten child. Takes one to know one, doesn’t it Tamra. Neener, neener, neeeeeeeeeeeeener.  Terry confirms that he also heard Lizzie use the “F” word for shag… Christian thinks that people took the game to heart and got hurt feelings over it. (For those who are confused, allegedly, Lizzie told Tamra that Tamra’s jealous of Lizzie because Eddie wants to F*** her… but Lizzie says she used the word “marry.”)

They go back and forth and back and forth. In an unexpected twist, Tamra says that she’s really mad at Lizzie because during the game she had said that she wanted to shag Eddie since she wanted Mexican/Italian babies. Tamra tells us that in light of their recent “shall we have another baby” [stupidly false] storyline that she was sensitive about the subject. In her talking head, Lizzie says she doesn’t feel sorry for Tamra because she has 4 kids, has been married 3 times, and is almost 50 years old.  Lol… Lizzie insists they were all just having fun and playing the game. Lizzie makes the mistake of calling Tamra “honey” And to be honest – it really did sound condescending to me…lol… but it was funny because you know – it was towards Tamra.  During Tamra’s talking head interview, she addressed Lizzie by saying,  “Listen, Kentucky-Fried Titties…” Whoa, Captain Hypocrite… She who is without breast implants, should cast the first silicone. Tamra says that Eddie wouldn’t touch Lizzie with a 10 foot pole. That’s okay, because I’m guessing Eddie’s not touching Tamra with a 20 foot pole – I mean, who would?  lol…

H and T call S 2 facedThen Heather, because there wasn’t an icing bow in sight that she could throw a fit over – Decides to go after Shannon yet again for screaming and yelling at her over and over again throughout the season. Deep sigh.  Heather’s mad because she’s heard that Shannon has said that Heather has black in her eyes and that she’s evil. Heather’s also heard that Shannon has been telling others not to bother to make-up with Heather. Shannon clarified that she said that Heather’s eyes were dark one time and that was when she was thrown out of Heather’s house.

Heather then starts excitedly reciting from her previously written, overly rehearsed script. The carefully crafted words just poured effortlessly out of Heather’s mouth. Heather tells Shannon the last time she had seen her was when Shannon was screaming at her in her living room. (Déjà vu or what? Oh, I so do NOT want to rehash this again…) Heather thought it was nice of her to even welcome Shannon into her home and offer her a drink. Wow… She made Shannon sound like a homeless person to whom she was giving a nice beverage. By the way Heather, the camera crews were all there – There was nothing “nice” about it – It was a filming opportunity. Give me a break.

Shannon tells Heather that she’s apologized to her and asked her to forgive her. If Heather doesn’t want to forgive Shannon – She doesn’t know what else to do. Shannon turns to Vicki and asks Vicki if she thought she had been screaming at Heather the night in question. Vicki told Shannon that she had an elevated voice. Shannon uses that as confirmation to assert once again to Heather that she wasn’t actually screaming.

Her Royal Heatherness, in this week’s edition of, “I Kid You Not” says, “Your behavior is incredibly pugilistic – That’s just you – You like to argue.” I had to look up the word because I wasn’t sure of its full and exact meaning. I found that most dictionaries define the word “pugilistic” (or its various forms) as fighting with the fists especially in professional boxing. I’ve not seen Shannon physically throw a punch at anyone, so it kind of cracks me up that Heather misused one of the million dollar words she loves to toss around in our faces so much. I have no problem with people using their large vocabulary because it helps us all learn, but if you’re going to peer condescendingly down your royal nose at someone else’s implied lack of intelligence, it may behoove you to look up a word before you use it in an attempt to disparage them. Shannon is blown away by how Heather is treating her. Shannon honestly came to the party thinking that she and Heather were on a path for getting together as friends… Silly Shannon…lol… This was another of Shannon’s rookie mistakes.

Shannon turns to Tamra, who has now gotten in on the action. Shannon says, “You questioned my marriage. You questioned my sanity.” Tamra responded, “You were crazy at that party – You were acting f*ng crazy.” Shannon acknowledges, “I snapped – Because you told me that day that I was lying again – That I was concocting the lie about ‘taking the Beadors down.’ I didn’t make that up.” Then David said, “Tamra, you put the same thing in Terry’s mind who then confronted me.”

Terry said that he was actually “pissed” because David had said, “Spread your legs” to Heather in front of his 80-year-old Mother and his four kids at the groundbreaking party. Terry says that’s the statement for which he’s holding David accountable.

Terry inexplicably continues, “You were either drunk or stupid or both for doing that…” David admits,  “Probably both.” Terry agrees and repeats David’s own words, “Probably both – Cuz you’re a construction guy used to holler at that girl crap – calling girls names – (Shannon is saying, “wow” in disbelief… While Christian holds up his hand acknowledging in solidarity that he is also a fellow construction person).

Terry calls D a P

David somehow keeps his cool and says, “We cannot all be as educated as you, my friend.” Terry, who is seemingly auditioning for his own spin-off show, continues to go off on David, “And then 3 months later, coming off with a BS apology… That’s right, smile David – We have a term for you in medicine, it’s called ‘penis!’”

Okay, first of all, are we in the 2nd grade again and resorting to name calling?  And “penis” was the best you could come up with? Wow. David said nothing disparaging to Heather – Just that she should spread her legs to get on the bull. Crass, yes – Disparaging or negative about Heather, no.  In addition, I think it was silly for Heather to ride the bull while wearing the dress she had on. She really had no excuse because she orchestrated the whole event – She knew they ordered the bull in the first place. She simply could have worn something else. I think everyone would have still hollered and screamed at her as she got onto the bull – but I think what she was wearing made what was being said sound even worse, if that makes sense…lol.

Second of all, in my opinion, what David said wasn’t HALF as bad as what Eddie yelled which was for Heather to ride the bull like she rides Terry. That was much more embarrassing to me. It makes me crazy how they focus on one person’s words while another person is saying worse things.

And lastly, it took Terry 3 months to get this worked up about what David said – Even though there have been countless times when he could have talked to David in the meantime? Sit down, Terry. Zip it.  In her talking head interview, Heather tells us that in their 17 years of being together, that she has never ever heard Terry talk to another human being this way.

David and Shannon insisted that he apologized but they were quickly corrected by Terry and Heather that it was NOT an apology. Terry patronizingly refers to the apology as, “That sarcastic, sardonic – You might have to look that one up…” David somehow hilariously said that he’d have to look up the word “pugilistic” too.  I completely fell on the floor and died from laughing so hard that I barely heard Terry arrogantly retort, “Obviously.”

S and D at dinner

Heather, whose indisputable disdain for the Beadors is dripping from her Royal Tupperware enhanced face, equally snobbishly and grotesquely offers to buy David a thesaurus.  Really, Heather… A thesaurus? Don’t you mean that you will buy him a dictionary – I mean that IS the book of definitions, is it not? He doesn’t need a book of synonyms… You are both strongly insinuating that David is a stupid construction worker and doesn’t know all of the meanings of the words you’re using to communicate with him. So who is the ignorant one here in this situation? Is it the one that may or may not know the meaning of the million dollar words you’re purposefully tossing around? Or is it the one who foolishly communicates to another person by using words whose meaning may not be known? Heather and Terry are acting like snobby, petty, idiots. It is appalling, really.

Oh and the best part to me… What kind of jerk makes broad sweeping generalizations about the stupidity of construction workers like this in the first place? It’s ludicrous. It’s wrong on so many levels and completely untrue – I mean you can even use David as a perfect case-in-point of it being entirely erroneous. David has obviously done very well for himself and his family. It takes a complete moron to disparage constructions workers by implying they’re all stupid. But, I must say that it takes a special kind of moron to disparage construction workers WHILE CONSTRUCTION IS STILL BEING DONE ON THEIR OWN HOUSE that’s not due to be completed for yet another year!

In the understatement of the year, Vicki says that Heather and Terry are “cutting David down.” Vicki says that’s exactly why everyone thinks Heather is so condescending. Heck, most of the first part of the season was about that very subject. Somewhere off in the night, Stars inexplicably starts to sing, “Which brings us back to doe, a deer, a female deer…” David succinctly summarizes the entire conversation, “So I’m this dumb construction guy…” Heather snottily corrected, “That’s NOT what he said.”  David tries to get Christian to confirm what he thinks he heard, but Christian said he zoned out of the whole conversation 5 minutes ago…

Shannon says just wants to be happy. Wow, wasn’t that what her husband was saying just a couple of months ago? Shannon is thankful for the Bali trip. She thinks they all need time to heal. Lizzie thinks everyone is blowing everything way out of proportion.

They all watch a slide show about the Bali trip. I’m glad Vicki’s caterer hid the knives because I’d hate to see the amount of blood on the floor if he hadn’t.

I’ve got to hand it to Bravo – because they included a fun, short scene with all the housewives humorously apologizing for some of the things they’ve done throughout this season that was actually worth watching the entire rest of the episode to see:

Heather wants to apologize for stemless glasses. She also apologizes to anyone who got a rescue dog and hates her because she did not. And because she can’t help herself from being a condescending gooberhead, Heather says that she wants to apologize that SHE got a chef and YOU have to cook – Wait… nope… she’s not sorry for that after all. Scratch that.  Oh, I get it – she THINKS she’s being funny. I find nothing humorous about you, Heather – Especially after tonight’s episode. Off with her head!

Vicki wants to apologize to the state of Oklahoma and all Oklahomans. She also apologizes to Dr.  Moon’s finger. She apologizes to Italians and Mexicans for confusing them. However, she will never ever apologize for snoring because she considers that to be her God-given right.

Tamra apologizes to people who drink wine at the wrong temperature. She also apologizes to “pricks that drive Porsches.”  Yeah, I didn’t understand either of those things, either. Except the latter may refer to Simon?

Lizzie seems to be just so sorry, so sorry… She says that she’s apologized for things that she’s not even sorry for… Oh yeah? So is that considered a real apology, then?

Shannon is sorry that she’s such an over-protective Mother and she knows it drives everyone crazy. 

Epilogues

Shannon:  She has learned that friendships can turn on a dime and that family is the most important thing in life. She wants and needs to be a present wife and mother.  Bravo says, “Shannon and David want to simplify their life, and plan to downsize. Their perfectly feng-shuied house is currently on the market for 13.5 million. Hospital grade air and crystal-embedded foundation included.”

Lizzie:  She knows that no matter what happens – life goes on. Lizzie has learned that she needs to stay true to herself and not change no matter how her friends may act. She wants to ensure there’s a lot of love surrounding her and her family.  Bravo says, “Lizzie and Christian have designs on adding another baby to their family next year. They plan on starting after Lizzie’s next birthday. Christian has promised to throw her the ‘best birthday party ever.’”

Heather: She would really love it if everyone could accept each other exactly how they are. Bravo says, “Heather is now appearing in the new drama series, ‘Sequestered.’ Her new house is about a year away from completion. She’s already planning a ‘Ribbon Cutting’ ceremony. The party will start promptly at 12 pm.”

Tamra: Sarah and Ryan come over to say their final goodbyes as Ryan moves up to Northern California. Tamra tells us that she is having some really bad family issues with Simon. Bravo says, “Tamra’s child custody battle with her ex-husband is still ongoing. But finally there’s positive news in Tamra’s life… She’s going to be a grandmother. Ryan and Sarah are expecting a child early next year.”

Vicki: She knows everyone is human and that everyone makes mistakes. She is hoping that after all the fighting that it’s possible to move on. In a heartbreaking scene, Briana, Ryan, and Troy are saying their last goodbyes as they move to Oklahoma City. Vicki knows that from that day forward, her life will never be the same. Briana reiterates that Vicki can be in their lives as much as she wants.

Vicki tells Ryan that he’s taking her family away from her and she’s losing her best friend. What a nice thing to tell someone in the military, Vicki. Briana doesn’t think she’s losing anything because it’s not like they’re moving to Japan. Ryan callously says that they could move to Japan. Of course this is true, because they’re in the military and could be stationed just about anywhere – but it was still a brutal thing for him to say at that juncture. Vicki says she feels like part of her body is missing and that part of her heart is moving with Briana. She doesn’t think Briana has a clue as to how much she loves her.

Bravo says, “Vicki has traveled to Oklahoma seven times since Briana moved. She’s also put her Coto house on the market and is looking for a place closer to the beach. If Brooks (Ugh!) moves in with her, she says she’ll charge him rent.”

Happy Trails! Thanks for reading!

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Special thanks to Stars99 for recapping Season 9!    HydrangeaHussy will blog through the reunion!

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Aviva Says Bye for Now

Hi All! And Bye for now!

Season 6 is over! What a rollercoaster ride for all involved. Reality shows are a huge production in every way. Behind the reality are some amazing people who must be thanked for all the fun, craziness, and laughter that you get to see on your screens. To everyone at Shed Media — thank you for the opportunity and the fun — and for always making us look so. . .good — even as you made us seem so bad. You guys are so talented, patient, and kind while operating in this strange universe and delicately balancing work, feelings, production and reality. You have become like family over the past three years and I love you. To the crew on the ground: your ability to capture it all while remaining so invisible is astounding. Even when you giggled under your breath — I DID hear you! Busted!

I seriously doubt anyone found you funny so cut the act.  They probably just had a weird sneeze.

Thank you Andy Cohen and everyone at Bravo for this platform to help amputees and the physically challenged. Having this front row seat and backstage pass into the television world of pop culture has been incredible. I am truly grateful.

Most of all, thank you, the viewers. Even though I didn’t always come out to good, I’m impressed by your involvement and loyalty to the show.

I am so honored to have worked with a group of women who have courage, strength, and tenacity. The Real Housewives of New York City are an amazing group of dynamic women who really can overcome anything once they have gotten through a season! I loved Ramona’s wisdom and experience, Sonja’s wit and humor, LuAnn’s groundedness, Heather’s strength, and Kristen’s beauty (I could look at Kristen for hours…). Carole and I have had our differences this year, it’s true, but I’m an optimist — I try to find the good in everyone. With Carole, I’m afraid I’ve failed; I just can’t find anything good there. Truly, there is no “there” there. But contrary to the old saying, one bad apple can’t spoil the whole barrel. And I had a ball in that barrel. As life returns to normal, I’ll miss it.

This sounds more like a good bye for good letter.  I’m sure if Aviva never comes back to the show Carole would do the dance of joy.  I’m not shocked that she had nothing good to say about Carole.  Once again, she’s taking this issue with Carole a little too far and really instilling enmity with her.  Carole was the most emotionally receptive and sensitive person out of everyone. 

The Countess: Sonja and I Are on the Outs

Here we are, the end of another great Season! Personally for me, I’m so grateful to Bravo for giving me the opportunity to share my life and lessons learned once again with you!

I thought it was very classy of Luann to be a team player.  Despite not getting housewife status, she still did the job as if she were.  I’m sure if Bravo were to offer her the apple next season, they would remember her contribution to the show.

The double date I had with Carole did look worse than it actually was. We all had a great time talking about the realities of dating these days and Carole opened herself up to Nick who was good looking, but is clearly not into having a serious relationship — to put it kindly. I’ve grown very fond of Carole and think she’s a great girl who has plenty of opportunities to date, but at the end of the day, she really likes being independent! Plus, it’s hard to find a good man these days!

If they sign on the current housewives, Luann, Carole, Ramona and Sonja will be single and out on the town.  That should be really interesting.

When Carole first started the show she thought she really knew me and had judged me! The show is just a small glimpse into my life as there are so many lives to follow. I’m not surprised she had preconceived notions about me. It’s hard to get to know someone well through Housewives! Since then, we’ve spent more time together and have gotten a lot closer.

I think Luann looked better without Jill at her side.  She seemed less conniving these past two seasons.  Luann knows who to be friends with that can win the upper hand in an argument. 

Speaking of being close. . .Carole and Heather are tight! I understand why Heather came to Carole’s defense towards Aviva — that’s what you do when you’re a true friend! I would prefer she doesn’t say MF, but that’s what I like about Heather. . .She’s GANGSTA CHIC! (maybe that’s my new dance single. . .LOL). She really doesn’t care what people think. I thought Aviva said enough to Carole that was hurtful, so throwing out the age comment was really uncalled for!

There have been several age digs thrown out this season and it is really idiotic& unfair.  Imagine a man making those comments and you would throw a shoe at him.  A very sharp heeled pointy shoe. 

I admire Heather. She has two beautiful children, a huge business to run and Housewives! Wonder Woman indeed. The way she handles her son and his illness on the show is inspirational!! I wish there were more women like her on the planet!

She is very inspirational.  She is a good example of someone that should be on this show to showcase strong, successful women. 

When Ramona brought up Sonja’s financial problems I was surprised. It’s really considered inappropriate to talk about the money problems of others! Like I said, “Karma’s a bitch!” I hope Ramona is in a good financial place after the unfortunate split up of her and her husband! Can’t even say his name. I’ve never been very fond of that man! NO big loss for Ramona! Ramona is a survivor and will do just fine!

I thought she was discussing this as a warning to the other women – please back off Sonja, she is not in a good place.  Luann is too self-centered to listen.

I’m sure its not the first time Aviva has thought about throwing her leg at someone? It’s highly likely she gave it thought. I’m not so sure how these things work but it came off really quickly? LOL! Thank goodness she has many limbs!

Not too long ago in the news, a woman’s body parts were found scattered all over Long Island and her neighbor was arrested for her murder.  This story came to mind when I think of Aviva’s anger and picture a bunch of her back up limbs piled in a closet. (feverishly whispering) What if they are not all plastic?

On that note, what a Season 6 we’ve had. Our trip to Montana was epic for me so, Thanks to Kristen our newest Housewife for that! I’m happy Carole and I are closer and sad Sonja and I are on the outs. Until now we’ve had no contact with each other. You all know how I feel about Ramona, and Aviva still has her leg by the way. I love all of you ladies for whatever crazy reason! Doing the show is a very bonding experience that most people don’t get to have so again, I’m grateful!

I think there are a lot of unspoken men problems between Sonja and Luann (and I’m not talking about Harry).  I think Harry was just a tool used to convey what Sonja was feeling regarding Luann.  It would be entertaining if Luann once again would just let it all hang out.  Ramona’s outburst regarding Luann stealing Sonja’s men had an ounce of truth there that Andy let slip through his fingers. 

Sonja: Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously

At this point, I am numb to the whole BookGate debate. I am not on anyone’s side, I just hope that both books are bestsellers and that Carole and Aviva are making enough money to pay the bills with their books because BookGate has definitely taken an emotional toll on their friendship. I know that they were close and had great times together. In fact, Carole was once the godmother to Aviva’s daughter. How can this come between them? Such contention over the accusations! I don’t know why they let it get so heated. It’s not worth it! I just hope that they can forgive each other at some point. As you get to know someone, you get to see their strengths and weaknesses — and you have to accept those if you’re going to be friends.

Bookgate got tiring after the first episode.  I think most people saw through Aviva’s  made up drama.  Also, even if you are not referring to someone who sponsors a child’s Christian baptism and maybe Aviva used the term godmother as appointing someone her child’s legal guardian in the event of both parents’ death, why would you pick someone you have only known a short time?  Ridiculous!

I was surprised when the girls laughed at me discussing my ability to forgive and voicing my Christianity. I think that it is one of the reasons that I can live my own life and not worry about everyone else’s or the grass being greener. It’s all relative. We are on Earth for such a short time. I am enjoying every day of my life. I am grateful for the family and friends that I have and my beautiful daughter.

I think the game plan was for everyone sitting on the right side of Andy to scoff and laugh at everything that was said on the left side of Andy.  Luann, I’m sure gave lessons to the other ladies on how to do this beforehand.

I have so much more than many other people, and I remind myself of that every day with the charity work that I do. That’s why I feel so much more comfortable working with artists, animals, the LGBT, and children. It’s such a sensitive, caring, and loving place to be. I love my Sonja In The City event planning business because it lets me be me — an artist and a promoter — while helping others reach their highest capabilities. Plus I get to do all that while helping me get my daughter through school in a stable environment. It keeps me connected to the movers and shakers who help me manage my investments. I love to produce and to contribute. It makes me feel good.

I’m glad you left out the part about having an absurd amount of employees working for you.

I believe some of the women fail to take me seriously because I only show them my party side. There is a private side to me that most people don’t see, because they only see me out at social events and while I’m entertaining. I throw a lot of events, so a lot of people only see that side, as it’s my business and the way I broker some of my deals.

As long as your making money and paying your taxes. 

It is amazing how moms like Heather find strength to do dealing with their children’s issues, like her son’s health and hearing loss. It’s what we do with loved ones. We do it with marriage partners too! I surprised myself when my ex had a terrible accident and I was called upon to deal with all of the doctors, therapists, and financial advisors.

Once again Sonja is living in the past.  When it is family (and your spouse is family), you automatically deal with the ups and downs.    

I dont feel that Ramona called Aviva vile. She said that she had a vile side. That’s different!

Aviva can be vile.  What’s with word discrepancy?

I’m not upset that Ramona spoke behind my back about my financial problems. She’s human, and I spoke my feelings then and we worked through it the way that family does. We have too much water under the bridge to let opinions or men get in between us.

People knew what was going on anyway.  I think she wanted everyone to back off from hurting you further. 

Heather questioning the legitimacy of my friendship with Ramona is just silly. She knows that we have been friends forever and whatever I have said about Ramona I have told her to her face. Heather knows this very well — since I’m very upfront about my feelings with her.

I’m sure she saw the love fest between you and Ramona on the couch. 

The girls saying that Aviva’s leg throw was staged is silly. I let Aviva know that everyone was saying she was fake. Even if she plans to throw it on the table to make a point, that doesn’t make it staged. It just means she was pushed to a limit. I thought she was hilarious. After all, it was a private party in the back room. We weren’t in the actual restaurant. Aviva doesn’t go around throwing her leg around in normal restaurant situations. Maybe she and I should take her act on the road! A real dog and pony show! I always said I was a performer, a comedian, and a producer. At my Sonja In The City parties, now we can include Aviva as part of the show!

I’d cringe at the thought of you and Aviva on a stage.  Having thought about the leg situation, it really doesn’t matter if it was planned or unplanned.  Aviva tried to make a point & get a reaction that would point out the worst in people but it just made people uncomfortable and make Aviva look even more manipulative and scheming.   

My overall thoughts of the season was that the reunion had more drama. I felt the season

flip-flopped around quite a bit. Harry and I will always have a very strong relationship, just as Ramona and Aviva will always be in my life. Aviva’s son Harrison is like my family. 

Ramona was definitely going through something this season. I let her know I was upset, but I can’t change her and she can’t change me. We accept each other the way we are and we work our differences out.

Too bad Luann can’t do that.  It is her way or no way. 

I didn’t know LuAnn was going through a breakup. She never shared that with me, and I was getting upset that she wasn’t trusting my friendship and was blaming me for everything. I didn’t give any credence to any of the rumors that were going around town through the salon that Satoko worked at. Kristen and I just asked the facialist to tell us for fun. I can’t stop LuAnn from running out of parties with my guys — just like I can’t stop Harry from taking off and leaving me because he knows I want commitment and he wants to fool around. But that doesn’t mean LuAnn’s not my friend and that I can’t speak my mind in front of her, and it doesn’t mean that Harry isn’t someone that I love as well.

Luann is a never let them see you sweat type of person.  She doesn’t like to show her bad side.  She won’t even show her bathroom. 

I hope that you found the season entertaining. I hope that you don’t take yourself too seriously! And when the naysayers back you into the corner, just say what Glinda the Good Witch said to the Wicked Witch of the West “Be off with you, your black magic doesn’t work here!”

Heather Says That’s a Wrap

That’s a wrap! Thanks to all you Yummies for tuning in to watch us every week and for tweeting with me through the good, the bad and the crazy. And thank you to the RIGHT side of the couch (and boy is it right!) Lu, Carole, and Kristen — you continue to show me what true girlfriends look like.

Being right doesn’t always make for entertaining tv.  Most of the season and the reunion was not interesting or compelling.  The right side of the couch was more worried about how they looked to the audience than providing the audience with something new to chew over.  If it wasn’t for the antics on left side of the couch, there really wouldn’t be a show. 

Aviva is always literally putting her foot in her mouth or maybe should I say on the table!

“At least I am not 50?”

“Well I thought she was older?”Kristen on Surviving Her First Season

Hmmmmm. . .I am not sure saying you are older is ever a compliment unless it was targeted at a six-year-old kid.

Didn’t you make ageist comments towards Ramona?  Something about not getting her period anymore and all the symptoms that come along with it?

Ramona nailed it, Aviva has no sense of humor. Don’t you all just want to see Aviva let her guard down, let loose, have fun and not take everything so darn literally? Because I know I do. “This isn’t the hood it’s the Hamptons!” What? Heather acts like a gang member?!? Aviva knows nothing about the hood. . .please!

I feel like singing like Cartman “In the Ghetto, (in falsetto) in the ghetto” an Elvis Presley song.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpufzJNrZ2Y

Hello, Heather, is the most authentic person I know. She has her own style and way about her that makes her Heather — and we all love her for that!

Ramona saying that I am the new girl, dismissing me, and saying that my voice doesn’t matter and that no one will listen to me. Wow. . .OK. . . I know where I stand #staytuned.

If she threw a glass at you, it means she heard what you were saying and didn’t like it. 

Well there you go, I survived my first Season of RHONY. It’s over. No more blogging and live tweeting. It will be a bittersweet void in my life not doing it, and I will miss you all and really appreciated the opportunity to have this experience in my life. We will all stay tuned in for the future.

Carole on Elitists and Bitches

Dear Fans,

Let me start with something I stole it from Twitter this week. “The most dangerous liars are those who think they are telling the truth.”

Even more dangerous is when they have a strong personality and charisma that makes other people believe it.  Thank goodness Aviva has neither of those qualities. 

I’ll say it again. The blonde at the end of the right couch, the one who’s prone to lobbing limbs and insults, is an Insulting. Bitch. Some of you didn’t believe me. Maybe some of you still don’t. But after watching the reunion shows I imagine it’s harder and harder to cheer for the anti-hero. Just when you think she can’t get any faker she does.

I believe you. 

The story according to Aviva makes me laugh: We were arguing, she insulted me, I called her a psychopath and that prompted her to affectionately compliment me on my age. Sure. Her disdain for the intelligence of the audience is palpable. It was too stupid for me to even reply. But as I was watching the reunion, and particularly Aviva and the way she treats people, I was reminded of something my Grandma Millie used to say. (I love everything Grandma Millie used to say.) “At 25, you have the face you’re born with. At 45 you have the face you deserve.”

It’s the beauty on the inside that counts.  Aviva is not even pretty.  It’s too bad she didn’t redeem herself this season.

I’d rather be 50 and me than be 45 and Aviva, any day of the week. She aged worse this season than a president in his first term. Holy short dress, I don’t mind at all how I look. Overbite and all. I’ll take it.

Anyone notice how Dubya didn’t age by the end of his term?  It’s like he never had to worry about running the country. 

When I first met Aviva she was lovely. Really lovely. I meant what I said on the couch, I wish we had seen more of that. Her easy laugh and funny neurotic ways. Instead all we saw was a mean and angry woman. All because I asked her if she hired a writer — a writer she did hire. It makes no sense. Three years ago she told me she’d read my memoir, What Remains. This was a book published in 2006 about my childhood, my family, my career and marriage, and then the death of my husband, Anthony Radziwill. A man I loved more than anyone I had loved before or have loved since. She gushed over my book. She quoted from it. We hugged. She seemed so sincere. Flash forward and she now believes it was written by a ghostwriter. She even knew his name, and it wasn’t Truman Capote. It was Bill Whitworth, she told me. She repeated this over and over to anyone who would listen. And it doesn’t matter how many times she repeats it — it will never make it true.

It’s her crazy storyline and she’s sticking with it.

When they stopped listening she started saying in the press and on social media that not only was my book written by someone else but that it was not my place to have written a book about my life, and my marriage. And, as if I didn’t remember, she reminded me that I’d written about people who had died. Um, yeah. I know. It was my husband and my family and my closest friend who died. Just. . .wow. But I wasn’t important enough to tell my story because my husband’s family was famous, or historic or whatever she said. Because they had money and privilege and yachts. Really. Who do I think I am?

I remember when that book came out and a lot of people were interested in reading that story.  I’m surprised it is not a tv miniseries yet.

I’ll tell you. I’m a girl from upstate New York who grew up in a loving, if sometimes kooky, Italian working class family. I worked for everything I earned, just like my parents did and their parents before them. I have a proud family history of hard work and small but precious rewards that followed. My family won’t be in any history books. I didn’t grow up privileged. We didn’t spend summers in Europe or Christmas in Palm Beach. A day spent at the town pool or playing in the woods behind our house was great. Much like Heather, I was taught strong values and decent manners. I learned to live with integrity and honesty. I’m proud of my upbringing and the woman I became, as was my husband. As is his family to this very day. I’ve known people who lived in what Aviva would consider the “ghetto” who have more class and decency than she shows.

All this talk about class and ghetto — you’d think we were living in communist Russia. Here is the thing. This is America. In our country it doesn’t matter a lick where you are from, it only matters where you’re going. So don’t let anyone tell you that you aren’t good enough because you didn’t grow up on Park Avenue or in a family that had some history, or because you enjoy saying mother-f—er now and then. I’ve met people from all walks of life. I spent time in refugee camps in Southeast Asia, and in the projects of Chicago. I’ve been to State dinners with Presidents. I met the Queen of England on a beach in Anguilla. No one is any more valuable or important than you are. No one is more important than your family and your friends.

It sounded like Aviva really made Carole feel bad about herself and she is pushing back.  I’ve known women like Aviva and it’s really their own insecurities talking.

Let the elitists go slow into the night.

In spite of the BookGate dust up I had a great time this season. I made wonderful new friends in LuAnn and Kristen and my friendship with Heather is more special and important to me than I could have ever imagined just three years ago. Friends have each other’s backs. I love her, madly. And while we didn’t always act appropriately, we had a lot of laughs. I hope you did too.

I wish the editing showed more laughs.  I would have been able to connect with the show better.

Thank you all for your supportive and funny and brilliant tweets. And while we didn’t all agree on everything all of the time I enjoyed your participation in the show. Even the mean tweets about my skinny neck and my overbite were amusing. Like I said, I’ve stolen some tweets already. You may see others as dialogue in my next book, and yes, you can all say you were my ghostwriters.

Ramona on Her Divorce From Mario

Well everyone it’s an end to Season 6. Little did I know until we finished filming several weeks later in October that my husband was having an affair. Little did I know I was the last one to find out. I was shocked beyond words.

It must have been embarrassing on so many levels.

When I filmed the reunion Mario and I had reconciled only the month before. I so wanted to try to get our relationship back on track. Mario was extremely adamant about me not speaking about our relationship and his infidelity. This is so not who I am — I always speak freely on all subjects. I was allowing my husband to control my behavior.

Now why couldn’t he say that to his crazy psycho mistress?  

Yes it was not filmed on the show, but it is still, as Andy said, part of my current reality. I must say I was not as respectful as I should of been to Andy. I also now understand what LuAnn went through and should have been more kind to her no matter how she pushed my buttons.

It was bad form but she did bring it up first and challenged you on the state of your marriage.   

Having your husband betray you is the worst feeling in the world, and I wish it on no one. How ironic that last week during Reunion Part 2 when I was protecting my husband and not being polite to Andy, just the week before I kicked Mario out and it came out in the press a day later, August 6.

And pics of Mario and the mistress at a restaurant came out before that.

So I am opening up now about why I was not candid as I should have been. Yes Andy all the women on the show, including LuAnn, were supportive of my situation with Mario. My friends were also. Without them I would never have been able to handle what I was going through. I thank all my fellow Housewives for their support and continued support.

That’s nice.

I feel like I was emotionally bruised for the past five months by Mario. I felt at times as if I was walking on eggshells. We were working with a marriage counselor. I was in a fragile state.

No mud pies? 

Thank you viewers for supporting me and RHONY.

Ever since Sonja said in Morocco, “no one wants to see Ramona single” I said, “yes I do.”  I thought it would be entertaining for her to be out on a blind date or try to flirt and see how out of practice she is.  Ramona goes to parties in the city and the  Hamptons so there are many eligible bachelors out there.  The dating scene is very exciting and I’m sure there would be some entertaining footage out of that.  

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That’s all for RHONY Season 6!

Special thanks to Empress for sharing her recaps with Lynn’s Place and Ramonacoaster for translating the blogs for us each week!

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