Brandi – LeAnn Feud takes another Twist / Real Housewives of Miami / Project Runway All-Stars / Duck Dynasty

Housewife News by NoMoreDrama

Brandi Glanville went on another Twitter Rant yesterday.  Let’s all remember that she has a book on tweeting coming out – so ..    Anyway, the first part of this one was aimed at RadarOnline.  RadarOnline has clearly taken sides in the fight between Brandi and her ex-husband Eddie.  Remember that this is the news outlet that Eddie had publish his scathing email to Brandi.  Now they have an inside source who is claiming that: “People around Brandi started getting vocal a few weeks back about their worries concerning her parenting of the boys.”  and “Numerous different people told Brandi that they were concerned that when she had her sons with her she wasn’t paying enough attention to them and was distracted with everything else going on in her life.”  

RadarOnline is sketchy at best and their writer wrote this as a lead in to the quotes:  “The bitter, and very public, battle between Brandi Glanville, her ex-husband Eddie Cibrain and his wife LeAnn Rimes has blown up to epic proportions with accusations of eating disorders, drug abuse, boozing and bad parenting being thrown around.”  Let’s be clear – all of those first allegations were leveled at LeAnn and Eddie – many of them in this email exchange.

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Brandi Glanville shared her frustration on twitter.

“I know 1thing for sure in life I am a GREAT &loving Mom.My boys come 1st ALWAYS ask anyone that knows me.Whatever radar is always full of BS”

“Ignore N haters,the silverlining is I think I found a name 4 tumor in my booby thats coming out dec12 starts with an R &ends with an online”

(She’s referring to a lump in her breast that is being removed  - but has clarified that it isn’t cancerous).

leann-rimes1Meanwhile, Brandi took another swing at LeAnn Rimes by tweeting out a RumorFix article that highlighted some erratic behavior of LeAnn’s at a recent concert.  LeAnn was reportedly unstable on her high heels and kicked them off and did her performance barefoot, sitting down, and rambled her way through it..

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walter-kissKenya Moore’s story line on the Real Housewives of Atlanta is that she moved to Atlanta to be with boyfriend Walter.  Rumors have been swirling that Walter is another “fake” boyfriend.  Remember Kelly Bensimmon from Season Two of the Real Housewives of New York and her fake boyfriend Max.  Fake boyfriend storylines seem to be a common on these shows.  Anyway – Walter has been photographed kissing another woman.   It’s being reported that the woman is singer/songwriter Christon Ingram out of Atlanta.

How much market can there be for flavored vodka?  I’d love to see the market studies, because I really don’t see the need for another housewife to hawk vodka with their name on it.  Yet Vicki Gunvalson is launching a vodka line.  “I am weeks away from launching my own vodka line. It’s called ‘Vicki’s Vodka’ and I believe is going to become a household name. We’ve abbreviated it to ‘V.V.’ and will have orange, original, lemon and our newest flavor BACON!” says Vicki according to Gather.  Raise your hand if you are running out the door to buy BACON flavored vodka.

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Real Housewives of Miami – Elsa Foretells a Storm by NoMoreDrama

The show starts with some fairly random filler scenes.  At Marysol’s place we learn that she thinks freezing herself is the Fountain of Youth.  Let’s keep in mind she lives in Miami.  For some reason, Mama Elsa is staying with her, and it’s so cold that she’s wearing a fur coat and saying her ears are freezing off.  Marysol is in bed wearing a fur coat and asking for a cup of coffee, and Elsa doesn’t seem to have a clue on how to make it.  It doesn’t help that she can barely see because she’s got on so many scarves.  Perhaps this is supposed to be funny, but I can’t help thinking about all the energy they are wasting deep freezing a house with air conditioning in Miami.

Then there is the never ending story line of Joanna and Romain’s relationship.  At this point in the season every time Romain is on screen I break into a big smile and don’t even notice Joanna’s complaining.  This week she is complaining about having to spend all her time with Romain, and complaining that she doesn’t trust him.  He says “If you commit to me, I’ll commit to you,” and she says after 5 years they should be ready to fish or cut bait – and then says that she’ll go on the girls’ trip and figure out if she really wants to be with him.  Great.  This sets it up so she can whine about her relationship with him during the trip.  I suspect all this relationship drama is about trying to get a spin off and I’m not buying any of it.

Now we’ve got the Elaine Lancaster – Marysol Patton meeting rehashed.  James Davis (the actor who plays Elaine) and Lea Black have a scene so James can bring Lea some hats complain about his meeting with Marysol and how she just didn’t get it.  Lea says she’ll make Marysol see the light.  I don’t think so.  I think Marysol is pretty tired of Lea and Elaine/James and ready to drop this story line.  Previews show she won’t be able to.  Lea and Marysol seem to get along fine in public, but there is a lot of talking head swipes that are going on.

Finally time for the trip to Bimini Island in the Bahamas (Bimimi Bay Resort I believe) and Lea is worried about the weight load for the plane trip.  Apparently they have a 50 lb limit on luggage, and she quizzes everyone as they come in about how much luggage they have and how much they weigh.  That’s right.  How much each lady weighs.  Adriana has way too much luggage (15 bags), but claims she only weighs 80 lbs so it’s okay.  But her luggage is only part of her issue, she discovers that she forgot her passport.

Adriana is a bit of a diva, and decides that she has to go back for the passport herself (rather than have her “slow as a turtle” maid bring it to her), and that they had better wait for her.  Now remember that Lea and Adriana are great friends, but Lea doesn’t suffer fools easily – and she quickly realizes that they are talking hours of delay for everyone.  So she gets the pilot to say they can’t wait more than half an hour or they’d have to reschedule, and they all decide to  ditch Adriana but take her luggage. Well Lea decides and the rest of them are happy.  Especially Joanna, who is cracking up that Adriana will have to take a commercial flight.   I sort of am too because she’s always late and it serves her right.  (Research note:  Bimini is only 48 miles from South Florida - A 25 minute flight, 90-minute high-speed ferry or 2 1/2 hour private boat ride away.)

Another small flight with people that don’t like to fly.  Marysol is the most terrified and wears her flotation device the entire way.  Back in Miami, Adriana’s flight is delayed or cancelled because of the weather, and she is getting mad now and says she doesn’t even want to go on the trip.  Get over it Adriana.

real-housewives-of-miami-season-2-gallery-bimini-01real-housewives-of-miami-season-2-gallery-bimini-23At the resort the girls need to separate into teams homes.  Joanna, Karent, Lisa and Lea go off to one house and Lea says she’s glad because other than perhaps Lisa these girls are lower maintenance.  Huh?  Before Lea leaves, Alexia says she needs to tell her something, and that she is to come back without the other girls.

The houses are far enough away that they have to take a golf cart.  Now is the requisite choosing of rooms and the Miami girls handle it a little differently than Beverly Hills ladies and try to drag each other out of the good room.  Lea is a surprisingly good sport and takes a room with tiny twin beds.  Lisa gets the best room and is a princess.  It was a fun scene.

From here to the end of the episode I wish I had just turned the TV off because it was all about Karent and her relationship and a total waste of time.  There were about a thousand different conversations about her relationship / non-relationship with fake boyfriend Rudolfo but I’ll try to get you some highlights.

First, Karent takes the opportunity to suck up to Lea.  All of a sudden she’s talking about how perfect her relationship is with Rudolfo but that it’s not perfect.  She blathers on and on and my brain starts to shut down.

Over at the other side of the resort, Adriana finally shows up.  Lea frees herself from Karent and escapes back to the other house.  Now the big reveal.  It seems like Alexia just happens to have a magazine article with her that proves that Rudolfo has another girlfriend.  Shame on Alexia.  Whether she was asked to do this by production or decided to do it herself – shame on her for letting this be part of the story line.  And instinctively they all know how horrible they are being gossiping about Karent and setting her up to be humiliated on camera.  Marysol (later) even says that if they tell Karent at dinner they’ll all  look like bitches.  Well – let’s just say Marysol was right about the last half of the sentence.

The only person that seems human is Ana.  We have a flashback scene to the first episode of the season, where Karent accused Ana of texting Rudolfo and Ana denied it, but said that he was a player.  Karent pretty much made it sound like Ana was a celebrity stalker (Rudolfo is a minor celebrity).  Well it turns out that this NEW girlfriend is named Ana.  Our Ana is relieved that she’s not crazy.  Then Alexia points out that the girlfriend ANA is prettier than Karent and only 24.  They pretend to be sympathetic to Karent, but you can tell they aren’t.

real-housewives-of-miami-season-2-gallery-bimini-33The girls all meet for dinner.  Again they have to leave Adriana behind because she’s so slow – and even with that Karent, Joanna, and Lisa have to wait an hour for the rest of them.  real-housewives-of-miami-season-2-gallery-bimini-11They all start doing shots.  Even Joanna.

Lea puts back the shots while Ana and Alexia crack up, and Lea interviews that she’s never been drunk.  But she is in rapid fire mode tonight and Karent is her target.  Her first shot  - she asks Karent if she’s made any decisions about Rudolfo. (Why the heck would she do that unless she wanted to humiliate her?)

Karent is a little taken about because she thought the conversation they had earlier was private.  No one brings up the cheating.

It starts to rain and they go inside and drink some more.  By now everyone is desperate to tell Karent, but no one wants to be the one who does it.  Adriana decides to get things going and shouts out – “so how many people here have been cheated on here,” to the group.  Crickets.  Then poor Karent admits that she has been, and starts to tell a story about being naive.  It’s painful.  Truly painful.

Alexia then asks, “Karent would you want to know if someone was cheating on you.”  Karent says yes and blathers on some more, but still no one says anything.  The worst part is that Karent, Lisa, and Joanna are oblivious, and everyone else is in on the “inside joke”.  I’m beginning to hate them all.  Finally, Alexia takes Lisa outside to tell her, which means now everyone but Karent and Joanna know.  Lisa immediately says that Karent should be told.

Inside Lea takes another shot at Karent and says she’d hire a private investigator if she had a long distance relationship – and Karent blathers on and on defending her relationship with the cheater.  Lea is like a cat playing with a mouse.

Once Lisa digests the information and sees how the other ladies are acting, she begins to realize that they are just waiting to see Karent humiliated.   She’s so got their number.  She starts to tell Karent, but Alexia walks in and says she needs to be there.  The others are just hanging around watching.  Alexia FINALLY begins to tell Karent about the article and Karent completely shuts her down.  Lisa takes over and tells her (in a very caring way).  Karent’s smile just gets tighter, and she claims the article is false, pictures can be fabricated and refuses to look at it.   Lisa interviews that Karent did the right thing by not reacting in front of the jackals.  If this show doesn’t get renewed next year you can blame it on episodes like this.

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Project Runway All Stars “Green Dress on a Red Carpet”  by BB

prallstars2--196379675766372518Recap of Winners and Losers:

Challenge 1: Anthony Ryan wins, Peach goes home

Challenge 2: Uli wins, Wendy goes home

Challenge 3: Emilio wins, Suede goes home

Challenge 4: Anthony Ryan wins, Andrae goes home);

Challenge 5 (Emilio Wins, Kayne goes home).

Both Anthony Ryan and Emilio have two wins; Uli has one.

After Kayne’s departure last week, the competition has  truly begun.  All of the remaining designers are especially talented and I think they deserve to be in the all-stars competition.

PRA Ep 5 #1This week, the designers will be going green by making a “green” dress for the red carpet, meaning it’s made in the most environmentally friendly way.  They pick from some environmentally friendly swatches for their fabrics.  Althea gets to pick last and is not that fond of the last fabric swatch but she’s going to make the most of it.  The guest judge this week will be Diane von furstenberg.  Carolyn says she will be wearing the winning design at her next red carpet event.

The designers start sketching to get ideas for their red carpet looks. When they get back to the workroom, they all scramble to get what they want from the limited choice of trims that have been recycled from the previous challenges.  Anthony Ryan doesn’t think red carpet gowns should have that much trim in the first place, so he’s not really worried about it.  Laura Kathleen has the audacity to refer to two-time challenge winner Emilio as a costume designer and says she’s not worried.  This is the person who was in the bottom two in the last challenge.  She decides to do a pant-dress and Joshua admires that she’s taking such a risk of making pants for the red carpet.

PRA Ep 6 #3Joanna comes in and visits Laura Kathleen who explains her palazzo pant design.  Joanna likes the idea.  She thinks Emilio’s red dress color is spectacular for the red carpet.  She’s looking forward to seeing it on the runway.  She also likes Anthony Ryan’s bold blue color (Anthony Ryan always leans toward the bold blues).  Althea’s fabric seems dreary to Joanna and she wants to see Althea rise from the middle.  Joanna is worried about the pattern of Joshua’s fabric.  She calls Casanova’s a little bit weird.  She likes Ivy’s vision, but Emilio thinks Ivy is limited as a designer.  Joanna tells Uli a “Rainy Day in Miami” is not what should be on a red carpet and thinks she’s going overboard with the trim.  Some of the other designers think Uli may be in trouble.  Towards the end of the day, Anthony Ryan sees Ivy still cutting and not sewing.  When her model comes in, Ivy has nothing to fit on her.  She knows she’s screwed at the moment.  Casanova notices that Althea’s fabric is not good for the look she’s trying to design.  Anthony Ryan likes his dress, but Ivy thinks it’s bad.

Later, Ivy is feeling freaked out and knows she just has to make it work somehow.  Most of the designers leave for the day with a lot of work remaining to do the next day.  That night they talk about who they have dressed.  Althea has dressed the Kardashian girls and Emilio has dressed someone (whom I don’t know) for the red carpet.  They all wonder whose dress Carolyn will be wearing on the red carpet.

PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARSThe next morning the designers have two hours until runway.  Everyone seems to be in the same boat in that they all have a lot to do.  Ivy’s dress is a mess and she decides to shorten it at the last minute.  Casanova thinks her design is way too ambitious for the time limit they had.  Uli thinks Althea’s dress look a little like Marie Antionette.  Anthony Ryan is not fond of Laura Kathleen’s design.  Anthony Ryan’s model is having trouble walking in the dress and he has to make some adjustments.  Other than the fact that it’s not form-fitting and more flowy, Anthony Ryan’s dress looks similar to everything he makes with the bold blue and the black trim.  I wonder if the judges will think so and call him on it.

Here we go. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s impossible to see on the TV what the judges see up close and in person.  I like Josh’s design but it doesn’t really stand out because the fabric’s not that bright.  I don’t like Uli’s design with the feathers and trim.  It’s just not red carpet to me. Neither is Althea’s look.  She got shorted on the fabric choice being last to choose.  Casanova’s gown would definitely stand out on the red carpet.  I like it.  Josh’s gown looks too voluminous to me.  It’s not that flattering to the model.  Ivy’s dress is a gold satiny number that’s short and I’m not a fan of it.  Lauren’s pant dress looks well-made, but I’m not crazy about the fabric.  It looks good on the model though.  I like Emilios but he’s super upset about how sloppy the hem looks. He says it’s the worst he’s ever sent out on the runway.  I really can’t tell how bad it is, but I’ll take his word for it.

Joshua and Casanova are both safe.  That means there are three high scorers and three low scorers remaining.  Diane likes Anthony Ryan’s a lot but thinks there may be too much fabric.  Isaac thinks it looks different from the others he’s done.  I guess Isaac means the design, because he chooses the same colors over and over.  Carolyn would wear it and Georgina thinks he’s done a great job.  Isaac thinks Ivy’s is the worst her fabric has ever looked.  Carolyn says it’s not something she would wear.  Georgina thinks it looks too heavy and it would be the last one she would pick.  Diane thinks the execution leaves a lot to be desired.  Carolyn sees lining problems under Emilio’s dress.  Isaac doesn’t think Emilio went far enough.  Diane doesn’t like it.  The judges love Uli’s dress with all the feathers.  Who knew?  Carolyn doesn’t think the back of Althea’s dress make any sense.  Georgina thinks it’s a shame she had that fabric to work with.  Isaac thinks she needed to go for something and she didn’t.  Diane loves Lauren’s elegant palazzo pants and thinks it’s well done.  Isaac applauds her for making something out of the print she chose.  Georgina warns her about the proportion of the shoulders on the top.

So who’s going to win and who’s going home?  Isaac called Anthony’s dress damn good and all the judges love it.  They aren’t sure why they like Uli’s dress but they do.  They think Althea’s dress looked old.  They thought Ivy’s design was good but she couldn’t handle the fabric and Georgina thinks it’s unforgivable to keep going down that road when you run into trouble with the fabric.  I’m calling Anthony Ryan the winner and unfortunately I think Ivy may be going home.

Anthony Ryan is safe (so he didn’t win).  Lauren Kathleen is the winner of this challenge and I think Diane had a lot to do with the decision based on her story of how she used to wear palazzo pants back in the day.  Laura Kathleen has dreamed about Diane von Furstenberg announcing her as the winner of a challenge.  I’m just glad Uli didn’t win.  There is no way Emilio is going home and he is deemed safe.  Althea will be going home and Ivy is safe.  I’m kind of happy Ivy is safe, but I’m surprised the judges are sending Althea home.  I think some of the designers are sorry about Althea going home too; as a few of them don’t think Ivy is that good of a designer.

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Duck Dynasty – Season 2 “I’m Dreaming of a Redneck Christmas” by Stars99

It’s Christmastime at Duck Commander Headquarters and they’re busy decking the halls.  The Christmas tree is being decorated and Martin, even though he doesn’t have his climbing shoes on, precariously climbs up several rows of wooden storage shelves just to put the star on top of the tree.  Jase comes out and tells them he thinks that they’re all wasting time decorating for Christmas. This is surprising to me – since Jase is always looking for a reason not to work.  Si quite aptly calls him out on it and tells Missy (Jase’s wife) that he will make a sign for outside their house that lights up and says, “Mr. Scrooge lives here.” Si describes Jase’s attitude, “Talk about bah humbug – Why don’t you just kick Tiny Tim’s cast out from under him, and by the way, hey, while you’re at it – go ahead and punch Santa in the solar-plex.”  Jase explains, “I don’t like lights, decorations, and imaginary characters.”  Jase is into the true meaning of Christmas, “Faith, family, and facial hair.”

At Phil and Miss Kay’s house, the grandkids are working hard at decorating for Christmas – but they are complaining that their hands hurt so bad they’re just gonna die.  Miss Kay explains that Christmas is her favorite time of year.  She decorates every single nook and cranny in her home. Her grandmother talked to her about Christmas and she advised her to, “Milk it as much as you can.”  She also recommended her to, “Milk dairy cows so that the udders are flaccid.”  Thanks – those are words to live by.  While Phil thinks that all the decorations are a little tacky, tacky, tacky… he concludes, “Whatever fires your panties up.”  At times, Phil just kills me. This year for the big family feast, Miss Kay is fixin’ a Purduckin – which is a pig that is stuffed with a turkey, which is stuffed with a chicken, which is stuffed with a duck. Phil thinks Miss Kay deserves the “Nobel Feast Prize.”  Willie brings in some much needed groceries.  He looks around and says he doesn’t think Miss Kay needs to put any more decorations up – except that she needs about 12 more dancin’ Santas. He loves the dancin’ Santa cuz it brings up memories of his childhood.  He flips the switch to turn on the Santa and starts dancin’ right along with it – the kids all love it!  However, Phil says that when Willie’s face is all face painted up and he’s camouflaged ready for duck hunting – that when he’s Phil’s son; but once he starts dancin’ with little Santa Claus – that’s when he turns into Miss Kay’s son.

Back at Duck Commander Headquarters, Jase thinks he’s going duck hunting tomorrow. Korie (Willie’s wife) tells Willie to remind Jase what tomorrow is – since evidently they’re supposed to dress up like Santa and his elf to pass out presents to the children at church.  Willie says that Korie has volunteered him for this duty for the last 7 years straight – and he’s gotten out of it every year because he’s claimed there’ve been too many special Christmas orders to fill for him to be able to take the time off to be Santa.  Willie recognizes that this year, “That sleigh has crashed to the ground and has burned and killed all the reindeer.”  So he knows that he has to dress up and make an appearance.  Jase, however, continues to say there is no way on earth that he’s going to dress up like an elf.  He thinks elves are creepy. Jase says, “Let me think about this for a second – No.”  And if we didn’t understand him when he said “No” the first time, he then offers to put in in Spanish for us, “No.” Si comes to the rescue and volunteers to be an elf.  Si thinks elves are cool cuz he believes that a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow goes along with elves.  Everyone thinks it’s a good idea for Si to be an elf – cuz it’s not like he does any actual work at the warehouse anyway.  Everyone leaves the warehouse and leaves Martin sitting on the top shelf… and as he tries to make his way down, he trips, feels the earth move under his feet and the whole Christmas tree comes a tumblin’ down, a tumblin’ down.

After sizing up her decorations, Miss Kay thinks it’s her best decorating job yet.  Phil says that Miss Kay has always one upped herself every Christmas over the last 50 years – and they just keep getting bigger and bigger.  He wonders how much bigger it will be if they’re still on the earth for another 25 years.  Jase likes this time of year, cuz they can go hunting for anything edible.  Phil wants to go with Jase – but is reminded that he promised to go get the Christmas tree with Miss Kay.  The guys are also needed to hang Christmas lights.  Miss Kay bribes Jeb, Martin and Godwin to hang lights for her in exchange for sweet potato pie.  Jase says that his momma knows the power of her sweet potato pie.  Jase is not a happy camper cuz he’s losing his hunting buddies to be “Santa’s helpers.” He thinks they’re charlatans. Phil reminds Jase never to underestimate the power of a sweet potato pie.  Jase concedes to the truth of that statement.

ddElf earsWillie and Korie are waiting on Si to bring the toys for the kids.  Willie is dressed up as Santa.  Si comes lugging the children’s gifts in a not-so-festive trash bag. Korie is shocked he didn’t bring the gifts in a Santa bag. Si is then told he has to put on the elf costume. Si is not okay with this…However, he does agree to wear the shoes and maybe the hat.  Although in his talking head interview, he’s wearing cute pointy elf ears.

Jase and Jeb are on top of the roof of their mom and dad’s house.  Jase is wondering how he got tricked into doing this.  He is thinking perhaps he should have agreed to be an elf – because if he had, at least he wouldn’t now be risking life and limb on a wet, slippery, leaf covered roof.  He does acknowledge that sweet potato pies are inspirational.  Godwin starts tossing large bulbed Christmas lights to the guys on the roof – and they don’t catch them so they drop on the roof and shatter.  Godwin actually asks them if they’re ready, and even when they say, “No” – he continues to toss them up to them – with more and more of the bulbs getting broken.  Jase says the saying goes that a person can be, “a brick shy of a load.”  Jase says that in Godwin’s case, he is, “a load shy of a brick.”

Miss Kay and Phil are out off-roading looking for their Christmas tree.  It’s an annual tradition.  Miss Kay asks Phil if he ever had poinsettias at their house for Christmas when he was growing up. Phil says his momma used to send him out hunting for some mistletoe growing in the wild.  Miss Kay asks Phil if he will kiss her under the mistletoe.  Phil promises he will do more than that with her under the mistletoe. These two are fabulously frisky after being together 50 years.

ddSanta and ElfWillie and his elf, Si, walk into the church… Willie is dutifully wearing his Santa suit… but looks funny cuz the fake white beard is laying on top of his bushy, real brown beard – and you can clearly see the rest of his brown hair on the sides and in the back.  His “creepy, geriatric elf”, Si, walks in wearing an elf hat with bells on top… pointy ears… jingly elf shoes… and camouflaged pants and shirt.  Hysterical.  The kids start asking Santa and his elf questions.  The first kid asks how long it took them to get here all the way from the North Pole.  Santa said that it was a long trip from the North Pole.  Si, his elf, says, “Hey, it was okay until we lost one of the reindeer.  He had a heart attack on the way from pulling that heavy sled.” The kids’ faces were filled with horror.  Santa looked like he would smack his elf right on his pointy ears. Santa admonished his elf.  The elf clarified, “but that was okay, we ate on him for 3 days.”  The elf explained to Santa that, “I’m just telling them the truth.” Willie knows that bringing Si to something like this is like playing Russian Roulette – most of the time it’s a good thing – but every once in a while it’s a very, very bad thing. The kids start asking the elf questions directly, “Why are you wearing camo?” The elf tells the kid to pipe down.  One girl says, “I thought elves are supposed to be little.” The elf says that they have elves that are 10 feet tall – and bulletproof.  As the kids start getting in line to see Santa, the elf starts grumpily bossing them around. The elf says, “Hey, if I’m gonna be an elf, I’m gonna be the realest elf these kids have ever seen.” Si thinks he should be real with the kids cuz his parents were real with him – and look how good he turned out.  Santa asks one of the girls what she wants for Christmas, and she says, “An art kit.”  The elf asks her if she’s going to be an artist when she grows up and the girl eagerly nods, “Yes.”  The elf says, “There ain’t no money in that.”  Santa rebukes his elf, saying “Si!”  The elf thinks that it’s good that she finds out the truth now rather than later.  Si thinks these kids, “Need a dose of reality – you gotta quit treating these kids like children.” Santa reminds the elf that he’s supposed to be spreadin’ joy to the kids – not killing their dreams. Another girl wants a horse – but the elf tells her that a horse is a lot of work.  The elf tells a 4 year old boy who is jumpin’ up as high as he can, that he will never make it in the NBA. Willie thinks they’ve ruined Christmas for these kids and they’ve only been there for five minutes.

Back at Phil and Miss Kay’s house, as Jase, Jep, Godwin and Martin are hanging Christmas lights – they go to plug them in – but there’s no outlet on the side of the house they’re on.  Jase explains Redneck Rule #1, “Most things can be fixed with extension cords and duct tape.” Jase doesn’t panic in the face of adversity, though, because he knows that sometimes when God closes a door – He opens a window – literally.  They actually try to thread the Christmas lights through an open window.  Jase’s wife, Missy, comes out and catches Godwin trying to do it and asks what they’re doing. Jase explains that they either hafta put that one little cord through the window – or they have to redo the whole Christmas light display. Missy uses her nice words and asks him to please don’t leave it like that… and Jase knows, “The power of women at Christmas is the ultimate opponent – there’s no sense in fighting it.”  So they start redoing the lights even though it’s likely going to take all night.

Phil and Miss Kay are still looking for the perfect Christmas tree.  It has to have the right height – and the right fullness.  He keeps pointing out options and she keeps saying, “No.”  After 50 years of being together, he’s used to hearing the word, “No.”  Yet – as long as she’s happy, he’s happy.  Miss Kay suggests that they go to a Christmas tree farm.  Phil is shocked, and says, “And BUY one?”  He’s not one to buy something he can find out in the wild.  However, he concedes to, “Break out the wallet and go buy a yuppie tree.”

Back at Willie’s church, as Santa is passing out gifts to the kids, he gave one of the kids an expensive duck call.  Willie asks Si why he brought such an expensive gift.  Si says he just quickly grabbed things that he found around the warehouse.  To a 4 year old, he gives him what looks like a thick duck hunting book, Santa says, “That’s a $20 value.” Ummm… yeah.  To another little kid they give a “magic marker” (looks more like a yellow highlighter to me). To a little girl, they give her a tape gun (which is actually a packing tape dispenser).  Santa looks at his elf weirdly – and his elf had no defense since he obviously shopped at the office supply room.  It appears he even took a personal object from one of his coworker’s desk.  One lucky kid got a sleeve of Styrofoam coffee cups.  There was also a printer cartridge, a dust pan, and a ball of twine in Santa’s sack.  Si thinks the kids today are spoiled rotten.  He thinks they should take stuff as it is – and then turn it into whatever they want it to be.  One year for Christmas, Si got “Hand me down underwear and a paperclip – and that was a great gift.”  Korie tries to assure the kids that they’ll get what they want for Christmas. She’s cranky that Willie outsourced the picking out of gifts to Si. The elf says, “You’re welcome, kids.” Then Willie hands one kid a $20 dollar bill.

Phil and Miss Kay are at the Christmas tree farm and there are trees as far as the eye can see.  Miss Kay is thinking that at first glance most of the trees look perfect – but once you get up close you can see their flaws.  They finally find a tree that looks exactly like the 8 foot tree that Miss Kay wants… but instead of deciding on that one… she wants to think about it.  This drives Phil crazy.  She thinks and thinks and thinks and thinks some more.  She finally decides it’s the one for them.  Phil thinks it’s a Christmas miracle that they found a tree!  He feels like they’ve been looking for a Christmas tree for weeks.

Jase boasts they’re gonna have the best lighted redneck roof in the neighborhood – but they keep crushing the large bulbs with their feet.  Si, Willie and Korie come back to Phil and Miss Kay’s house from their Santa outing to see Jase and the others still hanging Christmas lights.  After seeing Si in his jingly elf shoes and pointy ears – Jase concludes he got the better end of the deal. Jase tells Si he looks like a “Vulcan with green slippers.”  Si says, “Hey, I’m proud to be Spock – Spock is the one who blew up the Death Star, boys. You know he can kill a man with that Volkswagen death grip.”  Si reminds everyone that he previously told them that he had magical powers.

Willie and Si go into the house and they’re asked about how the Santa thing went. Willie insists that Santa was okay – but it was his little helper was the problem.  Si insists that all he did was bring a little realism into the lives of the kids.  He said what he did was “educational” and that “Big Bird has nothin’ on me.” Meanwhile, Phil brings in the Christmas tree they just picked out – and like every other household in the world, the tree is too tall for the ceiling.  Phil doesn’t think it’s a problem and goes out to get his saw and brings it into the house.  The girls are aghast when they realize that he’s gonna cut off the trunk of the tree INSIDE the house… Miss Kay reminds Phil of her rule, “No chainsaws in the house.” Wow, that happens so often you actually hafta make a rule?  Phil says that all he has to do is to do it really quick – so there’s not much arguing.  After the tree is appropriately sized, Miss Kay asks Phil if he’s going to decorate the tree.  Phil responds, “No – listen, a skinny, “I never eat creamed potatoes and gravy” woman – they need to be decorated.  But this tree – full bodied, a little top heavy, no Maybelline needed – I say leave it as it is.” Willie says they go through this every year… each year, Phil just wants a plain tree in the house – but Miss Kay wants it decorated.  Willie says, “Here ya go, kids, Bark, needles, sap – Merry Christmas.”  Willie starts decorating the tree… and says, “There’s one thing I learned a long time ago about decorating a tree, be as bad as you can be – that way I can just sit back and have the women show me how it’s done – works every year.” I bet it doesn’t work next year, Willie – cuz you’ve just divulged your strategy on national TV.  Everyone helps to decorate the tree… but unfortunately they seem to be breaking more balls than they’re actually putting on the tree.  The star on the top of the tree doesn’t sit quite right, but Miss Kay assures everyone that she always loves a crooked star on the tree.

Miss Kay brings out a mug of juice for Jep, cuz he’s her youngest and ignores Jase and the other two guys.  Jep immediately runs his tongue around the rim of the mug and offers it to Jase, knowing full well that his brother will never drink any now.  He said he learned that move from watching his other brothers over the years.  Jase explains that when you’re served a plate of food – that the first thing you do is spit all over it – that way if you hafta get up and do something, the food will be safe cuz no one will want any of it.

Jase thinks they’re done putting up the Christmas lights… but Miss Kay told him that he only got a couple of boxes from inside the house… not the several boxes from the shed.  Miss Kay threatens Jase that if he only puts up half the lights that she might only make half a sweet potato pie.  When Jase goes into the shed… and sees the dozens of boxes of Christmas lights – he tells his mom she needs to go to a hording rehab center.  Miss Kay says they’re all in California.  Back inside, the grandkids get out the Christmas albums.  This really flips Willie’s fig cuz he’s really, really hungry.  The album contains really great pictures of Willie and Jase when they didn’t have beards.  Willie thinks that everyone should let the clean faces die – he doesn’t pull out pictures of Korie when she had her perm.  And then they had a picture of Si that was hysterical. Si’s favorite part of Christmas is hanging the mistletoe.  He says, “Hey, women, they get real skittish during Christmastime around me.”  Then Willie and Korie talk about the time they drove all the way to Baton Rouge to pick up Lil Will and how he was their Christmas present that year. They adopted him when he was just a month old – and he was the cutest thing they had ever seen.  He blended perfectly well into their family.  Sadie joined in and said she was happy she was an older sister to him.  It’s so great when people who have already had kids biologically, also want to adopt kids.  As an adoptee, it’s near and dear to my heart – it was a very kewl moment.

ddOy LightsMeanwhile, Willie just wants the meal to be finished and he’s cranky that all anyone wants to do is to look at pictures and to reminisce about the past.  Willie says, “When I get this hungry, I’m liable to hurt someone.” I believe him.  Everyone comes outside to watch the great lighting of the lights that Jase and his lil helpers have worked on so hard all day.  They are so very close to getting the sweet potato pies… Jase can almost taste them.  Jase says, “Without further ado, I present you ‘Joy’.”  However, instead of the word “Joy” written in lights on the roof, it just says, “Oy”… It’s missing the “J” – but “Oy” is actually more descriptive of the kind of day Jase has had.  ddWillies truck lit wwith lightsHe decides that it probably would have been better if they had tested the lights first before asking everyone to come out to see them.  However, for the final crescendo… he flipped another switch and revealed that they had covered Willie’s truck with hundreds of Christmas lights as well as anything else that stood still long enough.  Everything, and I mean everything, was covered in lights.

Sadie, Willie’s daughter suggests that they sing Christmas Carols.  Missy begins singing “Silent Night” – and holy crap on a cracker, can she sing.  After a few lines, everyone else joins in – but in nice harmony.  It was pretty kewl.  Willie ends the episode by saying, “Christmastime is the Robertson’s favorite time of year.  Sure the costumes we have to wear be it elf ears or a special sweater are scratchy and awful, but everything else more than makes up for it. We get to play with electricity, and we get to eat the delicious purducktin something or another – all I know is that it has a lot of meat.  But best of all – is the family is altogether.  It brings joy to my heart.”

This is the last “Duck Dynasty” episode of 2012. Hope you enjoyed our fine, bearded friends!

Here’s a few photos of the guys without their beards.

ddJase and fam ddJep and Jess ddWillie fam ddSi long ago

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272 Responses to Brandi – LeAnn Feud takes another Twist / Real Housewives of Miami / Project Runway All-Stars / Duck Dynasty

  1. cocfarm says:

    Brandi needs to learn to NOT react with emotion. There is a reason why you are suppose to count to 10. As long as she reacts the way she did yesterday, she will keep throwing her own credibility into doubt. Take the high road Brandi!

    • Rebecca says:

      Yes, AND Leann needs to learn that you don’t poke the mama bear!

      • cocfarm says:

        I don’t know that leAnn can learn anything. Snark. She may be doing it to make Brandi look bad. The thing is, Brandi is in control of how she presents herself in these cases. The profanity, secret spilling and accusations don’t make her look good, make it look as though she ISN’T a good mother because she is saying it publicly where her kids can get hold of it (or worse yet, their ‘friends’) and it is just class-less. She is pandering to the public in a way that is distasteful. I know she wants to set records straight and turn LeAnn on her head, but she can do it more effectively by NOT letting LeAnn goad her. A friend always use to tell me “Living well is the best revenge.” And in this case, it’s true. She should encourage LeAnn and Eddie to have a successful marriage because it is better for her boys. You know? She can dish to her friends off the record, but take the high road publicly.

        • kit9 says:

          Brandi ended her insane day yesterday by saying she wasn’t going to wage her war against them on Twitter anymore. That was, what, less than 24 hours ago, and she’s back at again today? I don’t think it’s possible for her to react without emotion-bat shi* crazy, emotion.

        • Powell says:

          cocfarm I keep saying Brandi is giving the what they want playing right into their hands. I love that say “Living well is the best revenge” cause it’s so true.

          • cocfarm says:

            :-)

            Hard to do at first. Someone needs to do an intervention on her.
            What are you doing Powell?! Let’s go!

    • BB says:

      I agree. She’s quickly sinking to the Leann/Eddie level. This fan is not happy with the way she’s handling this situation.

      • Those last allegations hit at her core – her parenting skills. We know from watching her that she can’t help but react to that. I’m beginning to think that LeAnn and Eddie are worse to her in private than we realize.

        • BB says:

          Frankly, I’ve stopped reading all the allegations going back and forth. IMO as long as Brandi reacts to what Leann/Eddie are putting out there, they will keep doing it. So far I don’t see what Brandi is gaining by her public reaction other than maybe it’s making her feel better. If her aim is to get her boys away from Leann’s supervision/influence, I don’t see this route as working towards that. Only a judge can decide what happens as far as her boys are concerned. She needs a good attorney/publicist or someon who knows what they’re doing to guide her through this.

        • cocfarm says:

          All true, but Brandi needs to learn how to handle it in a way that makes her look the better for it. She can not control what Eddie and LeAnn do…and never will. Wishing they would treat her better is not an option. She has to learn to control her own outbursts and craft her own image as a mother and responsible woman. As long as she allows herself to be such and easy target…and she is and easy target…she will continue to take abuse from Eddie and LeAnn. SHE can control herself. Someone needs to give her the tools to do so.

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          I said this last night to Jill, but I’ll say it again. I think that, in private, LeAnn and Eddie HAVE been horrible to her.

          They have also been, when nobody knew who the hell Brandi Glanville even WAS, horrible to her PUBLICALLY. LeAnn has gone OUT of her way to publically flaunt her relationship with Eddie during their affair and during everything else that followed. She has also gone OUT of her way to publically taunt Brandi by CONSTANTLY tweeting about HER boys (when they are her STEP-children, which is, although a wonderful thing, a FACT. They are NOT her biological children. They already HAVE a MOTHER. Her name is Brandi, and she is still very much alive. AND, she deserves respect). A woman in LeAnn’s position as a HOMEWRECKER should have the decency to, at the very least, refrain from going OUT of her way to be so coldhearted and cruel to a woman that SHE wronged.

          Brandi was minding her own damned business when LeAnn INSERTED herself into Brandi and her children’s lives. Brandi did not do a DAMNED thing to her — except EXIST — for quite a while. In my opinion, Brandi eventually quietly started fighting back in order to at least be able to CO-PARENT for the best interest of her children. LeAnn and Eddie have REFUSED to cooperate with her at every turn.

          And, for a long time, Brandi had NO power, NO money and NO voice to REALLY be able to fight back.

          Now, she DOES. And I think she is finally letting out YEARS of frustration, pain, anger and rage (She’s basically like an animal that has been caged and muzzled and finally let out and made muzzle-free, IMO). Now, she’s ROARING and going wild. She’s gone to the EXTRME of being VERY VOCAL when she was forced to exist for a while at the OTHER EXTREME of biting her tongue and keeping her mouth shut out of fear that LeAnn and Eddie would try their best to — after they have taken everything ELSE away from her (Part of that is Brandi’s fault because she should have been more aware of the way Eddie was handling their finances and NOT putting ANYTHING in HER name) — take her children from her (I honestly think Brandi’s children are her LIFE. Some may disagree, but I truly believe that).

          She needs to find a way to work her way back to THE MIDDLE — where she APPROPRIATELY fights back and buttresses her position as the Mother of her boys and as the one who bears sole financial responsibility for herself and partial financial responsibility for her boys.

          Would I be responding the way Brandi is right now? I know I’ve said I would, but I really would NOT (not my STYLE. I’m more of the “Never let ‘em see you sweat. You do NOT exist to me. I have placed you on permanent IGNORE status. I am not even going to give you the satisfaction of a REACTION” – school. HOWEVER……in the words of Chris Rock…..”I UNDERSTAND!!!”).

          I hope that Lisa and Yolanda reach out to Brandi, sit her down, have a long talk with her, and offer her some help so that she can now calm down and use the Court System to get measures in place to ensure that her Sons are well-looked after and not placed in any danger while in Eddie and LeAnn’s care (Once she realizes that she needs to stop using inappropriate PUBLIC forums to pleade her case, she can console herself with the fact that she HAS publically brought to light facts that show that, despite LeAnn’s CONSTANT, OBSESSIVE tweets about how WONDERFUL her life is with Eddie and “her boys,” LeAnn is MISERABLE in her own way and in her OWN PRIVATE hell. Something like this REALLY bothers LeAnn to no end because she is CONSUMED by what the public thinks of her and is extremely UPSET that 95-98% of the people now see LeAnn Rimes as a NUTBAG and an ASSHOLE extraordinaire. All she really has is the money she made YEARS ago and Eddie and Eddie and Brandi’s boys. Deep down, however, she knows that she does not even really HAVE Eddie. She also knows, deep down, that when those boys are old enough to understand, they WILL choose their BIOLOGICAL MOTHER over her — regardless of how much money she has. She cannot BUY Brandi’s place as their biological Mother. And I think all of that subconsciously KILLS her. She deserves that, though. *Shrug*).

          Get it together, Brandi. I’m rootin’ for YA! LeAnn WILL self-destruct. It’s only a matter of time. Try not to be the one facilitating LeAnn’s destruction because it might end up destroying YOU. God will handle LeAnn.

          He already IS.

          • Lisa Renee says:

            Hi Detox, well said. All the comments from you & Mardrag, BS1, cocfarm, BB & others have the same theme. While we get why Brandi is responding the way she has, she is doing herself no favors. I implored Brandi the other day, on the off chance she reads, to stop putting the hammer in that hobag of bones (who says that…me) hand to bash her head in. My biggest fear with all this back & forth in public is going to piss off a judge & he will insert CPS into all their lives with the pack being led by Dr. No Socks. Now that would be a nightmare, ask Halle Berry. Brandi’s child got ill from laxitives. That screams lack of supervision & inability to secure hobags meds. That is plenty of ammo to get an emergency hearing, which can be done Pro se. I also said she must listen to Lisa who I am guessing wants to shake Brandi with every tweet. When Bernie was dogging Lisa&Ken all over the place, they were silent. I hope she follows their advice, Lisa

          • calipam says:

            Ditto.

          • PJ says:

            I remember when I first heard about this whole LeAnn and Eddie affair in the media. I had no idea who Brandi was and Leann had been sort of the sweetheart of country music. In the beginning it was presented with denials from LeAnn and Eddie, and Brandi was portrayed as being kind of nuts. Then some media outlet got pictures of LeAnn and Eddie meeting at a restaurant and it seemed clear that the denials and painting of Brandi as nuts were not really the case.

            In most high profile divorces and child custody issues the party with more money has to pay the attorney fees of the party with less money so there is fairness to offset the difference of incomes. In this case Eddie may not have money but LeAnn does. But if it is LeAnn actually paying Eddie’s legal fees, or if Eddie pays his own attorney fees but has a lot of extra cash at his disposal as a perk of his marriage, this creates a situation that isn’t really fair to Brandi. LeAnn is not legally responsible to pay for Brandi’s legal fees, so there is no offset. What happens in a case like this is one party can get pushed around legally. It certainly seems to me that this is what’s happening here. I mean consider the fairness of this situation where Brandi can’t have the children on TV with her but LeAnn can tweet all over the place about them. Pictures of them at school, riding their bike really in my opinion things that compromise their safety. If I were their Mother I would be concerned and upset.

            This is all just my opinion of course but I personally don’t believe LeAnn when she plays innocent regarding her tweets with Brandi’s children. I think LeAnn does this on purpose to rub it in Brandi’s face. I just don’t understand why? LeAnn has the man if she is so darn happy then why not just live her life and be happy and give due respect to the mother of the children she claims to love so much. Part of good parenting is being able to nurture a relationship with the other parent of your children realizing that they need both parents. It seems to me that Brandi does this but Eddie on the other hand does not seem to be able to do the same. It’s all sad and money or no money children always pay the price when parents and step parents go to war.

            It’s just

            • Amber...Real Wife says:

              ITA LeAnn’s deep pockets will ensure that Eddie will likely win in all legal matters. She is just EVIL wanting to destroy Brandi at every turn. Taking her husband, destroying her marriage (albeit it takes two) and now taunting her with her OWN CHILDREN!! Who knows what will happen to LeAnn when she steps into the KARMA CAFE.

              Welcome to the KARMA CAFE.
              We don’t have menus
              but you will be served
              what you deserve.

          • Powell says:

            Sista you said it. I wish Brandi would come here and read what you have said. Maybe it would give her an aha moment.

          • mrspeabody says:

            well said and I couldn’t agree more. We had the same thing happen in our family with my sister. The step mother did everything she could to turn my niece against my sister, she wouldn’t let my x- brother in law even pick his kids or return them by himself. She was so insecure and I think jealous of my sister that she made life miserable. End of the story is she is no longer around (she left my x-bro in law and move in with the next guy), my niece is back to her normal self and the new girl friend of by x=bro n law is fine with everything. But the rebound one he married was a nightmare and he was miserable. I don’t see LR in the pic long term and if she is she won’t be his only one, the money may make him stay but she’ll be sharing him with others.

    • Seeing Brandi’s way of not thinking before she acts on the show, I’m wondering how difficult she made things for her ex & LR. I’m totally on Brandi’s side in this mess, but I do think she could learn a lot about how to handle things. Her immature reactions likely fueled the fire between her & Eddie/LR. Brandi needs to listen to Lisa V & learn not to give ammunition to her enemies. She has a long way to go, and from what I’ve read here about her twitter spats, she’s not listening to Lisa V. Brandi would score a lot of points if she was more diplamatic. She might even find life more fun. I’ve known several women that are able to get along with their ex & the new girlfriend/wife. In fact, they even carpool the kids to sporting events! Now that takes maturity with a capital M. It’s so true what cocfarm said, Brandi cannot control what Eddie & LR do or say. Only her reaction to them. Please Brandi, learn from the wise Lisa V. Lisa has a lifetime of wisdom to mine from to guide Brandi. Lisa has been successful with her businesses because she is so good at handling people & difficult situations.

      • Great comments Bluesky! I concur. The best way for Brandi to rise above this is to “rise above this” and behave above the adolescent level that LR & Eddie are at. She could so turn this in another direction if she did that. Ignoring their antics, for one, would go a long way in her favor. I hope she starts to realize this and listens to Lisa. But, we saw in Mon’s epi how stubborn she can be when, after all Lisa’s pleading with her, she walked out of the bathroom still saying she would not apologize….and then gave a rather curt one at the table. If she had gone back to that table and embraced giving a lovely apology in a more adult way than the rest of them were acting, she could have really shown them up.

        Brandi dahling…if you are reading…listen to these fine women here. Then go to my blog and read up! LOL!

  2. This is really sad

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2244608/Receptionist-Kate-hospital-duped-Australian-DJs-prank-phone-dies-suspected-suicide.html

    When Kate Middleton was in the hospital an Australian radio station prank called pretending they were the king and queen and got through to a nurse who gave them some information. The call went viral. The receptionist that passed the call through has committed suicide.

    • trudie says:

      Unbelievable.

    • LA_Debra says:

      Oh no, that is really tragic. Maybe no one could have forseen this outcome, but really – people can be so casually cruel without thinking of the consequences to everyone their joking affects.

    • cocfarm says:

      No.

      I’m choosing to believe this can not be true. That’s just not right. It wasn’t that big of a deal. I’m sure she felt stupid, but really, not to take your own life.

      Wonder what the dj’s are thinking this morning.

    • BB says:

      That’s awful.

    • This so shocking and sad.When I first read this I went over to the Daily Mail UK to see what they had to say about it, and they are still very vague about what she died from, but everyone is, understandably, devastated.

      Having said that, and with a heavy and sympathetic heart, I have to say that…..this woman could not have been a happily balanced and mentally healthy person. While pranks like this can embarrass and humiliate, mostly we can get over the “shock” and move on. Unless, there are other things in our lives that are making us fragile. People don’t truly “die of embarrassment”, so I have to (I also want to) believe that she had other things going on and this was the trigger for her. Or, something else entirely happened.

      Now…having said all that…..this situation begs the argument that these obnoxious pranks and embarrassing antics that are splashed across the media are nothing short of ridiculous and is a sad testament to where people’s heads are at these days. Making fun of people and gleefully nailing them for laughs across the internet has become a sad pastime, and makes me gloomy. I hope those DJ’s take some lessons from this, whether the prank was the catalyst or not.

      I wish people could splash positive and empowering, thanks for being you, messages instead of this nonsense. But…..I am also realistic enough to know that is unlikely to happen anytime soon. Or maybe……. :)

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        I agree that this woman probably had other issues going on. Her unwittingly letting the call through probably caused her job to be in jeopardy. The threat of losing her job (or actually losing it. Maybe she had just received word that she was being fired for her mistake), on top of other things that may have been going on in her life (which may have caused her to ALREADY be in a seriously depressed and fragile state), could have been the thing that pushed her over the edge.

        May she rest in peace.

        • May she rest in peace, indeed….and many Blessings to her and her family.

          Detox, I did read that the hospital was completely sympathetic to her, on her side, and was not going to fire her. As I read….and this, of course, is just part of the media blitz…..is that everyone at the hospital condemned the act by the DJ’s and were supporting the nurse, letting her know they did not fault her. I so feel for her if she was so fragile that she felt she had done something so bad as to take her life. Poor thing.

          • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

            Poor thing is right. I’m glad that the hospital was supportive of her. Maybe she still blamed herself. It’s such a shame.

    • cocfarm says:

      How sad that this is something that they need to address. They didn’t cause it and hope they do not feel guilt. just a waste.

      UPDATE: The palace has released a statement: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Jacintha Saldanha.”

      • cocfarm says:

        UPDATE II, 12:18pm: The two Australian radio hosts, Mel Greig and Michael Christian, have both taken down their Twitter accounts, reports journalist Daniel Bentley. An executive producer for the station, 2Day FM, told TMZ, “I advise you to stop trying to call them” as the hosts have been “ordered” not to speak to media.

    • lizzle says:

      If only more people in the world could be so innocent to get “duped” by fame seeking crass DJ famewhores, this world would be a kinder place. One of the DJs is talking about how he is known worldwide now… well, he is known as a worldwide douchebag.

      • Called A Princess... says:

        The DJ’s did not know how this story would turn out. If the false idol’s, the Royal German Family where not held at such a high regard, this would not be such a tragic news event, in any way, shape or form. JMHO.

        • lizzle says:

          My comment was more about the nurse believing the caller was who they said they were, which is a childlike innocence that she possessed. The DJ’s comment about being known worldwide… well, like I said… he is known as a worldwide douchebag. As for the political commentary of false idols… IMO… there are so many false idols in the media and the Royals are just a blip on the false idol radar. This blog is about false idols and I love it! JMHO

          • lizzle says:

            And BTW.. read some of the other things this radio station has done. One DJ put a young girl on a lie detector machine with her mom there to ask about her sexual activity. It turns out that the girl had been raped at 12 and had to tell all the listeners about this rape. Of course, the DJs had no idea that the girl had been raped, but when she told them… the DJ asked her if that was the only time she had sexual intercourse. WTF! There are some issues with these DJs at this radio station… independent of the royal family.

  3. Formerly Addicted to Bravo says:

    It’s always better to take the high road. You convince no one from the “opposition” that you are right by being defensive. There will be people who get the truth and others who do not. At the end of the day, both Eddie and Brandi need to keep their war out of the public eye because even if their boys are too young to read it now, they will be able to in years to come and it’s just destructive and at a minimum a bad example on how to handle a divorce. Having said that, there is a philosophy that says you attract your emotional equal so they are all on pretty much the 13 year old level. Leeann is really messed up so what does that say about Eddie being attracted to her? Brandi might have grown up a bit when she had the babies and that’s why Eddie lost interest and went after crazy.

    • cocfarm says:

      Agree

      • Called A Princess... says:

        Eddie cheated and was caught. Brandi left him without regret. Leanne has money and can take care of his material needs. I think that LeLa was the second choice and she knows it. It does not seem like this story will end very well for her. JMHO.

  4. LA_Debra says:

    I got to watch RHOM last night, and enjoyed most of the show. I was glad to see Joanna not drunk and obnoxious (I could regret those words since there will be a part deux). I tell you though, I’m over Lea and James. Enough already. The more I see Lisa, the more I like her. And I like the calm of Marysol and Anna juxtaposed to Adrianna’s drama. Maybe being non-confrontational myself makes me more sympathetic to Marysol.

    I see the producers grubby little hands all over that intervention. I could be cynical, but it just looked like the scene was headed for a private conclusion between Karent and her two friends — and then the producers sent in all the others to manage the ending. I haven’t decided if Karent and Rodolfo were in this from the beginning to get tv time for the both of them, and invent a “telenovella” storyline that “Vecinos” (Colombian telenovella) would be proud of. I see that as a real possibility. Or maybe I’m wrong and Karent is the most naive person in Miami and Rodolfo is the biggest lethario in Latin America who thought Karent would never pick up a magazine, read a newspaper, or answer a phone.

    Love this blog, and thank you all for all the hard work and dedication it takes day after day. Hope everyone is enjoying this time of year and you are all healthy and with the ones you love. Life is short, don’t sweat the small things.

    • RealHousewifeVA says:

      I read on another blog that there are pics of Rodolfo and Karent from early 2010, so it seems to me that she was really just duped by this guy (she is so desperate for marriage and kids and to with someone ‘famous’) and not just doing it for the show.

      • VV says:

        I don’t watch RHOM. Here’s my thoughts on the Karent/Rodolfo so called relationship. I think they are friends and I think they are both acting as if they have a relationship. He benefits because he gets air time perhaps trying to land a job on American TV/Movie and she benefits because it gives her a story line. That’s what I think is going on here.

    • Beckygrey says:

      I think he knew her level of denial and desperation. She didn’t believe “Ana” and was anger with her, siding with Rudolpho. He told her to forget what the ladies were saying they are just jealous. If they broke up for 8 months and he became engaged to someone else, and could then come back to her, he knew she was easy. Why wouldn’t she question his ability to become engaged to someone within a 8 month span but not to her.
      Karent, on some level I guess we all have been there, but it’s time to put on your big girl panties and move on.

      • Amber...Real Wife says:

        ITA She’s extremely desperate and WILLINGLY naive. She wants a commitment from him, he won’t commit, they separate and he becomes engaged with the next girl AND she takes him back and he still won’t committ??!! The bitch is looney tunes and not a victim of the cut rate LOTHARIO but a volunteer.

  5. Formerly Addicted to Bravo says:

    yes I can see the producers setting this one up and then when Lisa goes in there telling the others to get in there as well so they can capture the moment

  6. Formerly Addicted to Bravo says:

    and i second the thanks for this blog – this is a truly special group and so much fun!

  7. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. Hanging w/my mom at the mall trying to-do Xmas shopping. Have a great day.

  8. Good Morning! Thanks NMD for another great blog and for the recap of Miami. I get to keep up with the antics since I don’t watch. One question….do grown women really act like this? Or is Bravo playing one of the biggest pranks TV has ever played and all these HW’s shows are scripted? I think I might want to believe that, cuz the alternative is frightening! LOL!

    Stars99 – great recap too! I laughed so hard at that picture of Christmas lights on the roof spelling OY! Too funny!

    BB – I lurve you and your recaps. I keep missing PR because I sit down to watch and fall asleep. Tho I watch dvr on the weekend, I love reading your take on it the next day. I am surprised Althea went home, so can’t wait to watch the epi.

    Heading out for my power walk now. DD and I are amping up work outs prior to holiday so we have been dancing at night to the Wii (as well as walking). Last night I got a little too excited dancing to “I’m So Excited” by The Pointer Sisters and this morning I. Can’t. Move. Even my fingers hurt :) So, I have to go walk just to loosen up! Poor DD could barely drive last night!

    Wishing everyone a Happy Friday!

    I left the post “For A Reason” up today at my place as the conversation is still going on. It’s a good topic, so join the comments and share if you like. Enjoy!

    http://fromthedeskofmardrag.wordpress.com/

  9. VV says:

    I wonder if there is a Charo-LeAnn connection. I remember posting in LynnNChicago blog that LeAnn and Eddie were at the Palms. I also remember Bernie the cook posting a picture of the Cibrians and praising them on his FB page.

    • RealHousewifeVA says:

      Probably. Also Leann and Taylor had a pic together that they posted on FB.

    • Lisa Renee says:

      VV, you may be onto something. It was Charo that brought brandi into the circle knowing the Cedric connection, no accident trying to stick it to Lisa. That backfired & now Charro is pissed at Brandi. So Bernie (the maloofs broom bitch) is embracing the Cibrians. Things that make you go hmmmm, Lisa

      • RealHousewifeVA says:

        Bernie badmouthed Lisa to Brandi when he first met her. He had no idea she’d become Lisa’s bestie. lol

    • BB says:

      Radaronline has been the mouthpiece for Adrienne in the past, now it seems Eddie/Leann. Coinkidink? Prolly not.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      I could totally see Adrienne, Taylor and Kyle befriending LeAnn and sneakily trying to use LeAnn to get back at Brandi for things over which they are angry. Sneaky and underhanded just seems to be how Adrienne operates. I hope the backlash she received after last year’s Reunion and the backlash she is receiving this season CLUE HER IN to the fact that the viewers are not DUMMIES: they see VERY clearly how Adrienne operates, and they do NOT like it. She’s tried to stick it to Lisa, to Brandi and now Paul. And it is ruining her public image. I know she has “people.” I hope one of her “people” lets her know that she totally needs to change her strategy because it is working against her instead of for her. I say this with a sibling with Aspberger’s. It’s like Adrienne has some form of Aspberger’s where she just does not GET how she comes across socially. The fact that she was insistent on the fact that Lisa owed HER an apology after that Reunion is just mindblowing to me.

      As for Taylor….she is just utterly reprehensible to me and has absolutely NO redeeming qualities. To me, she is just an example of PURE EVIL walking around. So, I have no trouble believing she would ally with Eddie and LeAnn to hurt Brandi. I mean, she and LeAnn could probably become besties seeing as how they like to SCREW other women’s HUSBANDS with NO REMORSE (A person without a conscience, however, cannot even FEEL remorse. I am convinced Taylor is one of those people).

      As for Kyle, hopefully I am wrong about her. Putting herself in Brandi’s position and imagining just HOW she would feel if Mauricio were to run off with….Oh, I don’t know….Jennifer Lopez, for instance. (This is not really a good hypothetical because J-Lo is SMART ENOUGH to keep her Tweets to a minimum and have them MAINLY focused on her BUSINESS. Every now and then, she’ll tweet something personal, but it’s RARE. For a long time, she was vehemently opposed to even setting up a Twitter Account because, according to an interview, “Twitter de-mystifies you to a certain extent. I think the public likes to be their celebrities a little bit more mysterious.” I agree with her. She probably only got the Account because her Managers slowly talked her into it and did so by telling her it could be used as a good business tool. In short, unlike LeAnn, she is SMART when it comes to her Twitter Use,….but….I DIGRESS. Sue me! Anyhoo, back to the love affair between J-Lo and MoMo [the nickname I JUST made up for Mauricio. You KNOW the tabloids would come up with a nickname for that couple du jour]).

      I would hope that Kyle could put herself in Brandi’s place and just IMAGINE the pain she would feel if J-Lo was tweeting up a storm about her new LOVE, Mauricio and “her” girls, Alexia, Sophia, Portia….and the other one (I can’t remember all of Kyle’s daughters’ names). I could also just IMAGINE the frustration she would feel being muzzled by J-Lo’s TEAM of attorneys and all of the disposable income she has to keep Kyle tied up in Court until she goes BANKRUPT if she “stepped out of line” according to the desires of J-Lo.

      I think she’d go mad.

      Hopefully, I’m WRONG about Kyle, and she would consider all the things I just wrote about and take BRANDI’s side when it comes to the whole LeAnn & Eddie vs. Brandi situation.

      If I am RIGHT, then Kyle is a STUPID JACKASS. *Shrug*

  10. boston02127 says:

    I’m catching up with BH. I just watched the full eppy of the dinner party at Yolanda’s house. Was Yolanda ever famous for anything? (she could use a little lip gloss) Also, does anyone know how long she’s been married to that prize of a husband?

    Yolander’s husband ugh. What a rotten personality. Apparently he thinks he’s the ONLY MAN IN THE WORLD that can play the piano. Granted he’s won all Emmy’s but he’s not God and doesn’t have healing powers. He’s a show off and name dropper. Bleck.

    Kyle. She is screaming for attention. She interupts anyone at anytime and if nobody responds to her she just keeps saying the same thing (louder) and over and over. She’s fixing her bra strap at the table, pulling out a mirror and lipstick at the table. She’s odd. And she kind of lives in the past. I was hoping I’d like her this year but I don’t. At all.

    I think Taylor may be losing all muscle control of those LIPS. They seem to have grown and she can’t control them. Not in the talking sense, they just constantly move around in weird ways.

    I heart Lisa and think she’s so pretty and nice.

    Adrienne who?
    Kim, I pray for her. (Why can’t Kyle ever stand up for her)

    Brandi. After reading about all the twitter wars that have gone on, I think Brandi may be a little cray cray too.

    • “I think Taylor may be losing all muscle control of those LIPS. They seem to have grown and she can’t control them. Not in the talking sense, they just constantly move around in weird ways. ”

      ROFLMAO at this comment! Priceless Boston! :P

      • mrspeabody says:

        anyone besides me think her opening scene picture is weird looking. YOu know the one where they show them in their gowns at the beginning of the show. She looks funny, I don’t remember that from the prior years. Her nose seems weird.

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        I know. That comment made me CACKLE too.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      Yolanda was a model, but was she super? She was married to Mohamed Hadid for a number of years. Thus the children. Divorced for 6 years. Married Genius Foster 11-11-11. I think she said they built the house 2 years ago? So they began building the house before marriage?

      After reading your description of Kyle (which I agree with), I had this flash of an old lady doing those behaviors. And they are typical elderly woman behaviors. Aren’t they?

      • Called A Princess... says:

        KG… Elderly patterns or generational? I think Kyle is a lot like Big Kathy. The good, the bad and the ugly. I think for whatever reason, she has taken on this ghost and we as the viewer get to witness it. She is a very strange character. JMHO.

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          You’d have to add about 50-75 pounds to Kyle because “Big Kathy” was LITERALLY “BIG Kathy!” From pix I saw in the book, “The House of Hilton,” Kyle and Kim’s father was slim. I think Kim got his genes (because she does not look like she struggles with her weight).

          Kyle and Kathy (Kathy has a different father), however, seem like they inherited “Big Kathy’s” genes because they look like they struggle more with their weight (This is probably one of the many reasons Kyle is so massively insecure. I’m pretty sure it’s agonizing to struggle with your weight in Beverly Hills and the Entertainment Industry in general. I don’t envy them).

        • Kansas Girl says:

          Yes, when I watch Kyle, I keep thinking this is what her mother did. I suspect she’s taken on her mother’s behaviors and we get to see their mother through her behavior. It’s really odd.

  11. boston02127 says:

    Renee Graziano‏’s tweet~~~~~Unconditional Love is Priceless

    That just made me laugh coming from her.

  12. Cartwheels says:

    Is Rodolfo another of the “Bravo fake boyfriends”?
    We have KKB’s fake boyfriend that she was presenting to the cameras while in reality she had another one at home. Walter is also rumored to be one of them and now Rodolfo.
    I read online some time ago that Karent and Rodolfo were dating a couple of years ago but it didn’t go anywhere. Bravo probably approached Karent and were interested in her but she needed to have at least a BF and that is when she and Roberto plotted their relationship.
    I refuse to believe that an educated and accomplished woman like Karent (as annoying as she might be) is so blind as to not see that Rodolfo was just not into her at all. She needed a BF and he needed exposure, match made in heaven.
    I am also wondering if all the other ladies (minus Lisa and Johanna because they always seem in lala land) knew about this and were waiting for the true to come out.
    If Karent would had played nice, probably the others would had left her alone and be able to overlook that little pesky detail, but being that Karent made her mission to tell on everybody, somebody (production) gave the green light for the others to call Karent out.
    I am not sure that they wanted to see her expression as a cheated woman, I am leaning more towards they wanted to see her expression when the true came out. Was Karent going to allow that to happen? of course not, she is after all a smart woman.
    I am glad that Karent doesn’t have to fake that relationship anymore, but it also makes me wonder about Bravo and their insistence of portray these women as always needing a man, never capable of shining as strong, independent women. I would have rather see Karent as a strong woman, dating around and being very selective given her credentials.
    I do not like Karents need for social climbing but I do like that she is a proffesional woman that wants to make her practice grow. I wish Bravo would at least try to portray a more positive side of the HW and not always the cattiness and the constant dependance on a man. Sorry for the rant.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      No need to apologize for the rant. It did not seem like a rant to me. One woman’s rant is another woman’s “simply expressing herself and her opinions.” *Shrug*

      You could be right that Rodolfo and Karent had a fake relationship made up for the cameras.

      However, with regard to Karen’ts being a “professional” lending more support to the theory that there is no way she could be so STUPID for a man….I love you, Cartwheels (I hope you know I DO), but I totally(and very respectfully) disagree.

      I’ve seen more “educated FOOLS” than I’ve cared to see. And I’ve seen so many book-smart and/or professional women who were TOTALLY DUMB AND SLOPPY AND A MESS when it came to their PERSONAL lives (I just told a story yesterday about an EX-FRIEND of mine who happened to be a Partner in her Law Firm. When it came to her professional business, she had it together. When it came to MEN, however, she was CLUELESS and OBSESSIVE. I also realized, well into our relationship, that she was a bit like the Glenn Close character in “Fatal Attraction.” She just could NOT see when a man was not “into” her and did not WANT her. She could not wrap her mind around the fact that, despite the fact that she could make things go the way she wanted them to go professionally, she could not MAKE these MEN act right and do what she wanted: which was to LOVE her. It used to drive me absolutely BANANAS to just see her act so DUMB and CLUELESS!).

      She is just one of MANY examples (of stupid women) I’ve seen in the professional sector. By the same token, I’ve seen women from the projects who had more common sense when it came to their personal relationships and refusing to be desperate for or to run behind a man.

      When it comes to matters of the HEART, in my experience, a person’s educational background is not directly proportional to how smart and intuitive they can be when it comes to their PERSONAL relationships (particularly, when it comes to their ROMANTIC relationships).

      Maybe you are right, and Karent and Rodolfo colluded in a fake relationship for a fake storyline and exposure.

      Or maybe Karent is a very SMART dentist and a very DUMB girlfriend. *Shrug*

      • Cartwheels says:

        I know you do and the sentiment is reciprocated :)

        You might be right and Karent is just that dumb but I hope that by now she has her eyes open.
        Rodolfo and her had a relationship and he never proposed to her, they broke up and after few months he got engaged to another lady, what?
        Now he is back with Karent but no porposal? I can’t believe Karent is that blind but it might be like you said and she just gets dumb when it comes to a guy.
        Even Karent deserves a guy who is absolutely crazy about her.

  13. boston02127 says:

    Mel, I just read your question to me a few blogs back. No, I don’t just do NJ pic’s. I just haven’t had time to watch the new shows from week to week. :(

  14. boston02127 says:

    This person on twitter put Teresa G. on top of her Christmas tree.
    @Teresa_Giudice do you love my tree? You’re the angel on top! 🎄💝
    pic.twitter.com/tNHt495m

  15. dickens says:

    I overlook misspellings and other typos from commenters, but have a problem with “professional” publications. Is RumorFix telling us that LeeAnn Rimes performed at an outdoor market or that her behavior was bizarre? Ugh.

  16. I enjoyed the fun parts of Miami last night. I chuckled when they left Adriana behind. We have friends who show up last so often we call it “Johnson Time” and threaten them with watches every Christmas.
    I liked how the Bravo producers get twin beds for these women. I’m with Lea I’d take the cute twin bed with the boat theme. I collect Lighthouses so nautical themes are my thing anyway.
    Low maintenance REALLY? I can’t even put on fake eye lashes, so how do they have so much time for makeup and hair? I did like Lea’s turban look. No worries about a bad hair day that way.
    Mama Elsa telling Marysol about the coming trouble was funny. I could’ve predicted that just based on Bravo’s history with HW’s and trips.
    Karent is not clueless, how could she be I mean she is a smart woman. I googled men I dated before I met my husband, heck I googled his name too. Plus they can use an alert system that tells them every time their name is mentioned online. Bravo, Please Bitch, we know how you operate!
    When I read about Brandi I just cringe because I know how contentious her divorce was and all the headlines about the Homewrecker. I’m one of her more quiet supporters and pray a lot that she can find a peaceful resolution to raising her sons even with L.R. in their lives.
    Brandi is not perfect and she admits that all the time. She just wants a fair playing field and L.R. does not play fair as she and Ed-ster showed during their affair. Brandi I wish for you a way to keep balanced your home life with the boys and when they are at their fathers. Brandi has Jennifer Gimenez living with her and I LOVE Jennifer from Dr Drew’s Rehab shows. I think Jennifer would put the smackdown on Brandi if she were having drug or alcohol issues around her boys. Jennifer is no dummy.
    TGIF!!
    I wish I didn’t have to work tomorrow, but someone has to be here to sell the gift cards LOL
    Snow coming to Minne”snow”ta today and Saturday overnight. The dumb drivers will be sliding into each other during rush hour tonight. I’m taking the back roads home, much safer!!
    Blessings to All,
    Diana

  17. Stars99 says:

    Note: I’ve never been more proud of my fine, feathered, bearded friends…

    I found the following article in the Huffington Post: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Finale Shatters Ratings Records

    The “Duck Dynasty” season finale not only shattered ratings records for A&E, but it beat many broadcast shows in total viewers and key demographics. In total, 6.5 million viewers watched the Season 2 finale with 3.9 million adults tuning in in the 18-49 demographic on Wednesday, December 5. It was the most-watched show in A&E’s history.

    “‘Duck Dynasty’ represents the best of A&E’s unique brand of storytelling, showcasing authentic and engaging characters,” said Bob DeBitetto, president and general manager of A&E Network and BIO Channel, said in a statement. “It’s extremely gratifying to see more and more viewers flocking to the series week after week.”

    More people watched the “Duck Dynasty” finale on Wednesday than “Whitney,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Arrow,” “Guys With Kids,” “Nashville,” “Supernatural,” “Suburgatory,” “The Neighbors” and the Grammys concert on CBS. “Everything gets put in motion now as far as Briarcliff and the demise of that institution and everybody’s departure from it except mine”

    • BB says:

      I love Duck Dynasty.

    • melthehound says:

      Hiya Stars99.. Si, cracks me me up. Not as much watching him as reading about him though. You’ve done a great job with recapping the show so when I miss the episodes, I can still play it all out in my mind from your description.

      Thank you for what I know is, all of your hard work all season.

      • Stars99 says:

        You’re so kind, Mel… thanks for the kind compliment and for your support of all things “duck.”… lol.. It makes me “Happy, happy, happy!” (as Phil would say…)…

      • Kansas Girl says:

        I haven’t been watching, yet your recap plays it out in MY mind too. I LOVE your recaps. I laugh all the way through. Good job, girl!

        • Stars99 says:

          Awww… Kumbayah… All We Are is Dust in the Wind… they are just so danged funny… My goal is convert people to be Duck Dynasty watchers, one “Yuppie Watcher” at a time… lol

    • T-Rex says:

      That is SO awesome, this is my guilty pleasure, of course I want to hear Phil say ‘ALL THEM YUPPIE WATCHERS” referring to all of us watching the show, for some reason the way he says YUPPY cracks me up! I hope they get another season and this show doesn’t change them. And look who can’t get that picture of SI in his elf ears drinkin out of his special Ice Tea cup. Awesome!

      • Stars99 says:

        Dies laffin @ “Yuppie Watchers”… that’s hysterical… he DOES say it with such disdain, doesn’t he?

  18. shamrockblonde says:

    the thing is, you never know how your words affect others – that nurse was, from all accounts, dedicated to her profession – being responsible for the Dutchess of Cambridge is probably something that is entrusted to only those who are held in the highest esteem – I suspect that she was honored by this and strove to do her very best – then to have been fooled by this prank, and to have that prank played – around the world – so that all anyone who did not know her at all would ever truly know about her was that she was the one who was fooled – she was the one who, through no fault of her own, allowed a trickster access to info regarding the Dutchess – I am sure that she was devastated by this, but I also wonder if maybe somewhere before this, in spite of her great skill, and the respect of her colleagues she doubted herself somehow – then when she saw this unfold, it somehow confirmed her doubt – words are very powerful – you will never know what your words to a total stranger may cause – how they will affect their lives, their thoughts – my sympathies to her family and her loved ones –

    as for Brandi – taking the high road is taking the road less travelled – it is less travelled because it is the harder road – it is very easy to lose yourself in the heat of the moment, but it almost always ends badly – in today’s media – where privacy is becoming a rare thing for the average person, let alone someone whose name is recognizable, those meltdowns are costly and the price is very often not worth the trouble – I hope Brandi finds the high road, gets on it and remains there – there is still time to fight this in a proper way – privately – for her sake, and the sake of her children, while I understand her blinding anger, I know from personal experience that the high road, while far more difficult to travel, is the better road to ride this nightmare out on -

    *hugs entire board really hard* because you are all dear to me -

  19. RealHousewifeVA says:

    Teresa tweeted a shoutout to Kathy for her cannoli kit on QVC. I don’t know why she bothers with these women.

    • Hi RHVA, I saw your reply to me, very informative. I understand how hard your dad worked, mine did too (he was a pharmacist & worked with his dad in the family drugstore, that we all worked at). I’m thinking a dollar store is a lot less headache to run. There was a bagel shop for sale that noted the hours were 5 am to 9 pm. Wow, that’s brutal. And it’s open 7 days a week too. I’m not looking for that kind of work at my age (55 lol). Makes me appreciate the owners of the bagel store we go to so much more.

      Back in the days before Walmart, Kmart etc. it was easier to make $. The business at my dad’s drugstore fell dramatically once Kmart opened up a few miles from the downtown. Kmart even opened their own pharmacy dept. Kmart offered to buy out my brother, but he’s thinks he’s saving the downtown by keeping his store, in the building my grandfather originally bought. It’s sad, the downtown is half empty. Every time a Walmart or Kmart comes to an area, so many small stores close. They don’t have a shoe store or ladies clothing store in town anymore. Just lots of restaurants, one jewelry store, one men’s clothing store, and 2 drugstores along with a lot of empty buildings. Needless to say I never shop in Walmart, Kmart or any of those types of stores. I always go to the small business store, whenever I can. It seems like even here in NJ, small businesses have a very hard time competing with the big superstores. The one thing that will never be out of business is the family run bakeries, Italian delis/pizza places, and little bagel shops. The quality of their food can never be matched by Dunkin Donuts, Pizza Hut, Olive Garden, etc.

  20. djprincessc says:

    I think Brandi should take some notes from Teresa Guidice on how to handle public rumors and humiliation, love or hate Teresa but she NEVER took to twitter to get into wars with Melissa or the others, she never even acknowledged them at all which I’m sure drove them crazy! Brandi should do the same, she should do what Teresa did and only give interviews to magazines (at least she’d make money) I’m a team Brandi supporter but at this point she’s just making herself look bad no matter how bad Eddie and Leann are provoking her.

    • Powell says:

      You are so right DJP.

      • Called A Princess... says:

        Teresa’s children are not in the care of a mental unstable former child star that thinks home wrecking is something to be proud of. The court system does not always do the right thing for children. Money seems to talk. Brandi is no Jackie Onassis, she is starting to look more like a Joan Kennedy. JMHO.

        • djprincessc says:

          I never said they were the same situation at all, I’m kind of confused what you are talking about. I love Brandi being outspoken and telling her side, but when they do eventually all go to court, we all know that everything she posts is going to be used AGAINST her no matter what.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      Good Points. I think Teresa is very good at listening to her “team,” who advises her on how to handle such matters.

      However, dj, we ALL know Teresa’s temper. We also know her fierce devotion to her daughters and to “Barney DeVito” (that’s what the blogger of “realfauxhousewives” has been calling Joe Giudice since the beginning, and, not only do I think it is funny, I think it’s fitting. She sees him as a combination of Barney Rubble from “The Flinstones” and Danny DeVito. LOL).

      When asked what she would do if she found out for sure Joe was cheating one her and who the woman was, Teresa CLASSILY said, “I would walk up to her and PUNCH her in the FACE!! Joe knows I would because I already TOLD him so!!” LOL. I cannot remember WHICH publication to which she gave this interview, but I definitely remember reading those words quoted from her because I just shook my head and laughed out loud as I read them.

      I don’t think even Teresa’s “team” could stop her from flipping a damned table or “cutting” a b*tch that was pulling those “LeAnn Stunts” with her daughters and Joe. Her daughters and Joe are her “Achilles’ Heel” (the same way I think Brandi’s boys are HERS).

      If this were to ever happen, I see Teresa being the subject of an episode of “Snapped;” getting off with a Jury; writing a book about it; making money off of the tragedy; continuing to tilt her head in pictures; and continuing to drive every other member of the present cast of RHONJ BANANAS, thinking, “Damn!! This DUMB BITCH has pulled it OFF again!! Just HOW does she DO it!!?? It’s not fair, I tell you!! It’s not fair. That woman she killed was the VICTIM!!! Teresa was NOT the VICTIM!!! Now, she’s got a BOOK DEAL and a FEATURE FILM of everything being made about her life with Monica Bellucci playing her??!! There is NO JUSTICE in this world. AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!” (*Shaking Their Fists to the Sky Over the Injustice* [Jac would only be shaking 1 fist. She'd be using her other hand to tweet about it]).

      JMHO. XOXO, dj. ;-)

      • djprincessc says:

        I totally understand and I’m sure Teresa would go ape shit if it was about her kids or Joe cheating, but when it came to twitter you have to give her Ramona “Koodooz” with never getting into wars with the entire cast or releasing emails. Lets say the same thing was going on with Teresa and Joe and Teresa was acting the way Brandi is, Teresa is the bread winner of the 2 and could easily hire the best lawyers and win against Joe, even if Joe was with someone who had money, but with Eddie and Leann we all know Leann is the one paying for his attorneys and Brandi doesn’t have that kind of money. So unfortunately for Brandi at this point I think the best thing for her to do would just sit back and let Eddie and Leann make themselves look bad. Brandi has every right to go nuts considering everything, I’m just coming from a place of when they finally go to court its all going to be used against her.

        Remember how Camille suddenly changed once her and Kelsey were going through the divorce? She didn’t even want to come back this season because of the drama (but I’m sure that was an excuse for not wanting Kelsey to use anything against her for any of her behavior) I can’t stand Leann and Eddie and regardless of how Brandi is handling this situation, I hope if they do go to court that the Judge sees through all of Leann’s and Eddie’s bullshit.

        Love ya Detox!! <3

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          Love ya, right back! ;-)

          I agree that the way Teresa (or her people) handled her Twitter Account is to be commended when she was in the midst of it all. I also think she has been remarkably restrained about constantly talking about and going into every little detail of every one of her fellow cast members’ skeletons in each of their respective closets. For the MOST part, she DOES sit back and just let them hang themselves. You’re right about that.

  21. AZGirl says:

    Howdy All! Just checking in. Busy at work. Brandi needs to stop the tweets. She needs to let Eddie and LeAnne bury themselves. The more they tweet and talk to the press the more crazy they will seem.

    Just talking about this yesterday with an attorney friend at lunch. There was a witness on the otherside of a case who would not shut up even after the arbitrator told him to shut up. Arbitrator said “ENOUGH” and ruled in favor of my friend’s client. Never give anyone more information than what is needed. If you are on the witness stand start with “yes or no”.

    HWOM: Mama Elsa is too funny when she got kicked out of the house of the guy having the dinner party. She was like “stupid man” “all he knows is how to kick people out of his house.” Then she made some comment about no tablecloth on the table. Freaking hilarious.

    Sad news about the nurse/receptionist found dead. Hoping that it was not a suicide.

    White House Christmas card is so beautiful.

  22. Amber...Real Wife says:

    Hello All. Great blog as usual NMD and all contributors.

    Last night was indeed a telenovela worthy of UNIVISION, Although you had Alexia, willingly, cast as the antagonist and the annoying KarenT aka TEEFS as the naive, long in the tooth protagonist.
    Karent has been an annoying bitch all season, or filming, to the ladies so it was with a bit of reserved glee that they watched her being told about her DonJuanaSeeYou’s dalliances in LatinAmerica. There are none so blind as those that refuse to see.

    Karent is a toofy weird bird. While obviously somewhat intelligent, she was duped into playing the fool for a two-bit, second fiddle actor. He has used and abused her kindness and manipulated her into believing him over her lying eyes. He’s pissed on her leg and told her it’s rain so much that she’s got a pissy pee stained leg! Because of her own narcissim, culture, belief of the evil eye and desire to be with HIM, she believed HIM when HE said the ‘WOMEN’ were jealous and envious of their relationship or better yet of her having HIM! She fell for it and lived it so well that he was able to have her ignore any publicity of him with other females as long as she didn’t see it with her own eyes… he wasn’t cheating!

    It was probably this that ended their relationship. He was using her for publicity in the popular ‘American’ show while publicly romancing a young tenderoni on a show in LatinAmerica. How cynical was that? I agree with Alexia that Karent a woman with her own PR person and media HO, had to have a google search, like Jill did w/Bethenny, on him and saw the article herself. She probably didn’t believe it, was told by him it was a PR stunt for the show OR knew it was true but was keeping the betrayal a secret. She never ONCE thought it would come out on the show.

    Finally, I don’t blame Alexia in the madness. She runs a magazine in which the lives of A to D list actors are highlighted. She had a pre-existing professional and personal relationship with RudyDaPinocchioNosedReindeer that pre-dated her meeting ToothARama, and his fans would want to know what’s going on in his life. By the way the article had no mention of his relationship with Choppers, or that he was cheating on her with the lovely ingenue etc. It seemed JokerSmile was a non-mfn factor.

    • Powell says:

      Well Miss Amber I have surely missed you and your comments. Karent is TEEFS, Choppers, JokerSmile & ToothARama. How many more can you come up with? ;-)

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      TEEFS!!

      DEAD!!

      That is the PERFECT name for Karent. She does not bother me one way or another. I’m neutral on her, but her smile at inappropriate times does kinda creep me out — partly because she is smiling at odd times (like right when someone is cursing her out) like a woman that is slightly DERANGED; and partly because her teeth are just so….BIG (which is what I call TEEFS).

      NAIL ON THE HEAD.

      I hope TEEFS doesn’t feel too bad watching these episodes. *Shrug*

      • contessa says:

        Hey Babygirl,

        I thought you would have a bit more to say on this topic. Karent’s toofy smile makes me crazy, but her delusions make me even crazier. I cannot believe that she fell for this creeps line. They break up, he gets engaged – breaks off the engagement and he comes back to her…but she isn’t good enough for an engagement ring? That should have been the first thing to address. Also I could smell her desperation through the TV screen. I hate to see that, like when she was practically begging about having children and when would this happen, blah, blah, blah. He is a D actor, what makes her think he is important enough that a publication would dub his head for a photo/story. The women have been warning her for monthes and Ana got the blame that she was chasing him and writing inappropriate texts/emails (he went along with this – a real douchebag).

        I agree with the girls telling her, and I don’t really think they were gleeful, as many of them have been touched by cheating big time. Alexia was concerned enough to discuss this with Lea and than Lisa, as they are both friendlier with Karent. My Spanish gf’s love to gossip and they will tell immediately if a man is chearing on their friends…asap, and I have seen this first hand. However it would have been kinder to take her in another room, just Alexia and Lisa and lay it out. Karent made the decision not to see the article/photos etc…that is her downfall. I would have said let me see them asap. Much has been made about the women doing this as payback, but I don’t think so in this case.
        Most have been down this road, and understand how she feels, Ana, Marysol and Adriana got it.

        What I don’t get is Karent’s denial…she looks like the biggest fool around. When I had suspicion of my ex cheating, I made it my business to find out everything and I mean everything. I went through cell bills with a fine tooth comb. I found his GF # and got a report of her calls (when one could still do this online for a small fee). I was so vigilant
        and on top of everything and knew my ex’s next move before he did. He was so stupid he never figured it out. I wanted to know and I wanted all the details. You can’t get to peace going through infidelity without going through the entire war, being wounded, fighting and winning your life back. All the signs have been there for Karent and she has chosen to ignore them. She is beautiful, well dressed, educated and I have no doubt can find a better man long term. But this girl needs to wake up and smell the coffee and remove her blinkers, otherwise she will find herself in the same type of situation.

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          Great comment, Mama Contess!!

          Karent’s denial does drive me crazy a bit, but I guess I’m neutral on her because I haven’t quite decided how I feel about her as a PERSON. I feel like I’ve never really gotten past the “facade” of the IMAGE Karent tries to portray. I get the feeling that, despite all of her accomplishments, KARENT does not even really know who Karent IS.

          Like you, I would have looked at those pictures right then and there. I said that last night during the chat. Then, I would have said, “F*ck it and F*ck him!! Let’s have a good time in Bimini!” I would have privately dealt with my pain and the situation later.

          I would have responded very differently than Karent when it came to the Rodolfo issue from the very beginning (at least from the very beginning of what I’ve seen this Season), though.

          If a friend of mine would have told me that he was texting THEIR friend, Ana. I would have directly talked to Ana about it instead of instantly DISMISSING Ana and becoming angry at HER. That anger was definitely MISPLACED, IMO. Back then I thought, “Ummm….seems like you need to be kicking RODOLFO’s ass and talking sh*t about HIM as opposed to being angry at Ana and putting HER down.” (Ana classily addressed that fact in her blog for this last episode. She pointed out the irony of the fact that Karent said that there was no way Rodolfo would be interested in Ana because she was “old,” when the woman pictured with Rodolfo in the article was only 24 years old. Ana basically said, “Now, who’s old again, Karent? Looks like we’re both in the same ‘old’ boat!” To Ana’s credit, she did also say, in her blog, that Karent is TOO GOOD for Rodolfo and deserves BETTER.

          I get the feeling that Karent CHOOSES to be totally OBLIVIOUS to the truth when it comes to Rodolfo. I don’t get the feeling that, behind the scenes, she really DOES know what is going on, but she is going to keep that a PRIVATE matter between her and Rodolfo. I honestly think she is just that DESPERATE and just that in DENIAL.

          I don’t know whether to be angry (out of sheer frustration) at her or feel sorry for her. I WILL say that I am glad to hear that she is no longer WITH Rodolfo. It’s not like she was MARRIED to the man and/or had one or more CHILDREN with him (Those are BIG factors to consider when deciding how you are going to handle the fact that your man is cheating. If you are NOT married to him, and you do not have ANY children together…..I say, “RUN LIKE A BAT OUTTA HELL!!” away from that situation. There’s nothing tying you to him. LEAVE.

          Unless he is ROMAIN.

          I would let Romain cheat on me CONSTANTLY and continue to be with his SEXY ASS (I am totally LYING!! I can see myself knowing about Romain’s cheating and having sex with him a few more times before I kicked him to the curb, though. LOL. ;-) ).

  23. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Anyone hear from NJ Bev? I miss her…and Cali-where has that thong hitter been????

    • Jill I think she’s okay. I talked with her a couple of weeks ago. Her beach house was structurally ok but the bottom level was full of sand. It’s going to take a lot of work to get the house all back to normal, so she may be very busy with contractors & then Christmas is almost here too. I’m sure she’ll stop in soon :)

    • It’s been awhile since I’ve seen Cali too. She must be busy hitting that thong!!! :) Hope they both check in soon.

  24. Iowagirl says:

    A person pranking someone that ends in a suicide, another taking pictures as a man is about to die in the subway, just an all around horrible week. You know what was missing in both these cases? Compassion. Let’s start thing of others before ourselves.

    • contessa says:

      Beautifully written and VERY WELL SAID! Thank you for your words.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      Great Comment.

    • djprincessc says:

      Compassion is long gone these days, I mean men don’t even hold doors open for women anymore! (and I’m talking about a stranger at the market or walking into a store) I agree about the subway disaster but not 100% with the prank suicide. How did anyone know that the nurse would react in such a way? She had to have mental/emotional issues in order to do something THAT drastic and take her own life. Didn’t the call get put through to 2 nurses? From what I read thats my understanding so obviously the prank worked on more than just one person. I feel terribly for the nurse but then that means we all have to be on eggshells with every single person because we don’t know how they might react. I think blaming the DJ’S is taking it just a TAD to far. Here in CA on Power 106 they have a show in the morning and the DJ’s call and prank people all the time, so far I’ve never heard of anyone taking their life over it (totally different situation I know but has similarities) JMO.

      • Nancy says:

        I agree. She must have had something else going on. I feel sorry for Kate right now.
        That’s a lot to handle.

      • Iowagirl says:

        Let’s remember that not all people think risking someone’s livelihood is just a prank. Let’s also remember not everyone’s idea of a joke is funny by all. Everyone has a different tolerance for world wide humiliation, she obviously felt she had completely failed to protect the most beloved women in their country.

        I am just saying that just because you wouldn’t take something personal doesn’t mean they don’t. Compassion for what others might feel, not what we feel.

        • djprincessc says:

          Exactly, but how does ANYONE know how ANYONE else is going to feel or react? It has nothing to do with how I feel.

          • Iowagirl says:

            Very good point.

            • djprincessc says:

              I get where you’re coming from, I don’t agree with the prank at all. When I heard about the prank BEFORE the nurse had killed herself I thought thats horrible, Kate is in the hospital almost miscarrying and these guys are playing around? Thats where I think its wrong, the fact that the nurse did what she did makes it just unbelievable, but how was anyone to know she would react that way? Thats where I think blaming the DJ’s for the suicide is taking it a little far, thats all.

              • Iowagirl says:

                Well we can agree to not agree. Hope all the stress doesn’t cause pregnancy complications.

                Thanks for the mature discussion. I mean that sincerely.

                • djprincessc says:

                  Thats what I was thinking too, hopefully all the chaos doesn’t cause harm to Kate and the baby. And of course, you as well! Not everyone is going to agree and I never take it personal…unless you call me names, then its ON!! haha!! ;)

  25. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    I need to go look through some gossip sites and find out exactly what LR is doing to make Brandi so crazy. I mean I know she stole her husband but that didn’t happen yesterday. Why all this ranting and raving these last few days? I cant understand the twitter thing b/c I have not see LR tweet ANYTHING to Brandi except that the kids wasn’t riding his bike in the street-he was on a dirt road or some crap. I have never seen LR tweet a pic to Brandi, I have never seen a tweet to Brandi from LR saying your kids love me more than they love you, a tweet saying go F yourself…I haven’t seen anything to make Brandi go so completely and totally reckless in her tweets and interviews.
    I know Y’all love her but she is nutty.
    If she thinks that publicizing that crazy email was a smart move-she has really lost her damn mind. If she thinks LR is on drugs and Eddie is not protecting his kids why doesn’t she call CPS or the damn cops? If her kid ate a laxative why is she telling me? Doesn’t she need to be tell the doctor and then a judge? I wouldn’t know anything that is going on in Brandi’s life right now if Brandi didn’t tell me herself. If Eddie sent his email to Radar Online I wouldn’t have seen it and if I did see it I wouldn’t ever bother reading it cause they are always full of shit. BUT because Brandi told me all about I have to go see it-and then I will know that her ex-husband that LR stole from her thinks she is a drunk and a moron. See I could be fine not knowing any of this-but Brandi is so desperate for me to know….cause then I will hurry over to Amazon and buy her book…she is nutty..but crafty as a Mother F!!!!
    Of course if I tweeted this to Brandi she would go off on me and tell me that this is about her KIDS…cause that’s all she keeps telling everyone and their mother-this is not about them she says this is about my kids. Im sure Brandi loves her kids like crazy-so if they are in danger-save them-not by tweeting-I don’t think tweeting has ever saved anybody.
    Brandi and LR both have some really crazy fans on twitter and all hell is breaking loose between them-I think they should both delete their accounts…but I know they wont-what the would they do with out their fans who tweet them every stupid thing the other is doing? I swear someone tweeted to Brandi that LR was calling the boys her “babies”-I looked and there it was..a pic of LR’s DOGS!! But twitterverse was all enraged that LR would call Brandi’s boys her babies…how much crazier can this get??
    Ok I’m done ranting (and raving)…I feel better now…shows over..nothing to see here folks….

    • PJ says:

      Lynn wrote extensively about this issue between Brandi and LeAnn.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        I was talking about the issues today and earlier this week. I know they have had issues forever but I was wondering what specifically set Brandi off right now.

  26. Nancy says:

    Detox and pj,
    Glitter is on cable @ 4:15 out here in the west. :)

    • Nancy says:

      dj (sorry)

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      Thanks, Nancy! As much as I love Mariah, I’ve never actually watched “Glitter.” I think I was turned off by talk of how it was a BOMB years ago and never gave it a chance. I’m going to have to look at my DirecTV Guide and see if it’s playing at another time (because I missed it this time). I might give it a look-see.

  27. FLG (Mr. Tigre's Butler) says:

    RIP
    Mr. Tigre
    ?/??/1991- 12/7/2012
    Hubs and FLG’S entertaining. loyal and loving companion..
    It was my pleasure to serve you for 21 years.
    Warmest regards to all the posters on this site.
    FLG

  28. Iowagirl says:

    Jane velez is covering the Brandi issue.

  29. Iowagirl says:

    Leanne has an interview Sunday at 8 on E about her issues. I need to set my timer.

  30. FLG (Mr. Tigre's Butler) says:

    Thank you for your condolences. I miss and think of all of you. I will be back and look forward to rejoining you.

  31. djprincessc says:

    Before I leave the blog to finish getting ready I just wanted to give a little gossip on my work holiday party. There’s another realtor that I work with that I’m pretty sure likes me because he used to flirt with me like crazy (long long story lol) well he pretty much avoids me now beside a “Hi” here and there and its because he has a girlfriend which I found out AFTER the whole flirting thing….

    Anyways, he is going to be at the party tonight WITH his GF and I’m kinda anxious to see how he’s going to be behave and how everything goes, so I’m dragging my bff with me to be my wing woman! HAHA! Hope all you ladies have a fab night!! XO!

    • BB says:

      Do not be surprised if he acts like he hardly knows you. That’s what I predict. Anyway, have a great time at the party. :-)

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        That’s what I predict too. I bet anytime you and your BFF walk anywhere near wherever he is, he will either slowly move away to avoid you or avert his eyes. I hope you have fun, dj!

        I also hope you LOOK and FEEL FABULOUS!! ;-)

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      Ohhh shoot dj-this party just got VERY interesting!!! Have fun…full report tomorrow please!!!

    • Kansas Girl says:

      It may be very enlightening who the GF is. You may realize that he’s not who you thought. (Or is!) Good luck and have fun!

    • Nancy says:

      MEN!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol
      Check in with us when you come back and have some fun!!

  32. boston02127 says:

    BB, I’ve been reading about your dog. I’m sorry you guys have been thru so much. I wanted to tell you something about my dog eating baby food. About a year ago my dog had her teeth cleaned and had to have a few pulled. I bought baby food for her for a few days. After she was back on her normal food she wouldn’t eat. So, I bought more baby food.

    It turns out she just likes being hand fed! I feed her with a baby spoon and she’s as happy as ever. Not to mention spoiled. This sounds nuts but when I feed her, she looks at my 2 cats like “look at me” LOL

    • Nancy says:

      Hi boston,
      That’s so funny. That’s how we get Emily to eat. I hear George having long
      conversations with her during the feeding. It cracks me up especially as she completely
      deaf!

    • BB says:

      That’s so funny, Boston. Cody’s already giving me the side-eye for paying so much attention to Tanner the past few days. They would love for me to hand feed them, but I’m not starting that habit! They’re spoiled enough as it is. :D

      • boston02127 says:

        I didn’t want to let on what a whacko I really am but I think you guys already know. Before I feed her, I whisper in a singing voice “ba-bee” and she gets all excited. She does the tippy toe dance.

        • BB says:

          I think we’re all a little whacko where our “babies” are concerned. At least I know I am. My neighbors must think I’m crazy when I open the back door and yell “cheese” to call my dogs in. Lol.

          • Kansas Girl says:

            That’s funny. But if you yelled “cheese” and I was there, I’d come running too.

            I baked a ham this evening. Ed and Sadie begged for a little taste. Of course I accidentally dropped two tiny bits. After extensive sniffing, they wanted MORE. But then I saw they had left the bits on the floor. My conclusion is that they don’t know what meat is. They don’t realize they could eat it. They’re so busted!

          • If I don’t yell “cooooookie boy” my dogs won’t come in. They want to know they are getting their cookies!

      • TexasTart says:

        While I’m not very interested in the Brandi/LR/EC fiasco, it was well worth scanning through here and finding this post on the Tanner follow-up ..with BB, Boston,KG , Blue and Nancy sharing the spoiled or caring for their four-legged stories. Have some of those stories myself for another time. lol

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      This is such a cute story.

  33. kidsrfunny says:

    Got a call from TX. (We’re in GA). Mother has pneumonia. My sister is in the hospital with dialysis. We’re leaving Sunday to go help. My Daughter is taking care of our house while we are gone. She asked me, “Are Grandma and Aunt Deb ok?” I said, “Yes, they just need adult supervision.”

    Hope I can check in from there. Mother said her cable/internet was cancelled because my sister was in the hospital and she couldn’t see the bill to pay the bill.

    • boston02127 says:

      kidsrfunny—-I hope everything goes okay for you and your family. Sending prayers your way.

    • BB says:

      Oh no! No cable or internet? Lol. I hope your sister and mom will both get better soon and you can find a way to stay in touch with us. Have a safe trip on Sunday.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      Be careful on the way and on the way back, kids. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

    • Sounds like they really need you kidsrfunny & you are a good daughter and sister to go help. Sending you prayers that they get well soon. If you need to find a place to go on the internet, public libraries have computers & free internet.

    • kidsrfunny says:

      My bf asked me, “Is there a Walmart there?” I said, “Yes, 20 miles east.”

      He said is there a Kroger there? I said “Yes, 20 miles west.”

      He said is our bank there? I said, “Yes, 20 miles north.”

      You get the idea.

    • Nancy says:

      kidsrfunny,
      I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers.

      • kidsrfunny says:

        thanks everyone!

        Forgot to mention, my bf asked, “is there a liquor store there?”

        I said, “Yes, 20 miles south..”

        • kidsrfunny says:

          Now, my sister has called and can’t find our Mother! She is convinced she is laying out dead somewhere. I told her she is probably changing the sheets on OUR bed!

          One hour later, Mother is found, alive and well, and changing the sheets on our bed. She swung by the clinic, got a shot and antibiotics, and is prepping for company.

    • trudie says:

      I love your comment to your daughter. Ain’t it the truth – they need adult supervision!

      Safe travels.

  34. boston02127 says:

    ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Earns Spot on Barbara Walters’ ‘Fascinating People’ List

    Is this true? Granted she’s just a kid but my God. I may as well just hang it up. I’m going to buy a hugh cake and let my armpit hair grow.

    This can’t be true.

  35. lillybee says:

    TLC has a new show coming up. It is called Trophy Wives.

  36. BB says:

    And they have a show called the Amish Mafia coming on Discovery. AMISH MAFIA?!?!

  37. BB says:

    It’s early, but I’m tired and turning in. G’night!

  38. I’m watching PrettyBadGirls on ID TV. It’s the barbie bandits episode. Two ditzy girls become strippers, the most popular ones in Atlanta. Then one’s boyfriend says they should rob a bank. They put on sunglasses, and end up at the wrong bank. Dumbasses. Doesn’t take the cops long to catch the barbie bandits! They uhem recognize them.

    • BB says:

      I watched that too! One of them only got probation, the other one got two years because she had a prior record. Pretty easy sentences for bank robbers, even though they weren’t armed. Now I’m watcing Wives with Knives.

  39. cocfarm says:

    Im going to try to turn in. Long day.

    Here’s hoping Brandi visited the blog today to read how to avoid doing a ‘face plant’ on that slippery slope she’s trying to traverse.

  40. boston02127 says:

    Caroline Manzo’s midnight tweet~~~~~I just had meatloaf mashed potatoes w gravy and chased it w chocolate & spiked egg nog – that’s ok, right?

  41. AZGirl says:

    Happy Hanukkah to all the Jewish posters!

  42. trudie says:

    Late to the game here. Had the finishing steps of a root canal Thursday and have been out of it ever since. Root canals were invented by the devil. Took some meds and slept 12 hours last night which I don’t think I have ever done before.

    BB just wanted to comment on Project Runway. Of all the dresses on the runway Thursday, I think Casanova’s should have won. I agree the DVF swayed the judges on the final decision. It was a lovely (?) look, but not red carpet worthy.

    Off to do some weekend stuff. Haven’t even started thinking about Christmas yet. Life stuff comes first! Have a great weekend.

    • BB says:

      Root canal – poor thing. Glad you are better. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by Casanova because I didn’t like him when he was on his “regular season.” I have to go to a memorial service this morning for my sister-in-law’s brother-in-law. I didn’t know him well at all (maybe met him once or twice a long time ago), but I feel I need to go in support of my sister-in-law. It’s chilly and drearily cloudy here this morning. Supposed to get up to 60, so they say.

      • trudie says:

        BB, you are a good person. My parents raised us to go to things like this for those left behind. I have attended many a service for people I really do not know. It means so much to the family.

  43. Christi44 says:

    Hi all,
    Haven’t posted in a while, but have been reading…
    I thought you might be interested in this (yes, it is embarrassing to live in Virginia sometimes).
    Tareq Salahi wants to run for governor.

    http://www.nbc12.com/story/20291684/salahi-serious-about-run-for-governor

    • BB says:

      Good morning, Christi. I can’t believe the news outlets are paying this guy any attention, because nothing will come of it. Can’t recall a time I’ve ever been embarassed to live in VA. I’m sure there may have been one or two, but I can’t remember any.

  44. VV says:

    Okay, let me make this clear. Adrienne and Kim are not friends. They simply are not. They are friendly “on the show” but outside the show there is no friendship. So, all of you on the “they are loyal” friends bandwagon have been bamboozled by Bravo. Kim tends to gravitate towards the ladies that are very wealthy (Adrienne & Charo) I don’t know why. Lets not forget she was a spoiled child actor.
    This is her 3rd season on RHOBH and I have yet to see pictures of these two having lunch outside of filming.

  45. California35 says:

    Good morning,
    Happy Saturday to all. It looks like it is going to be a coooldd one today.

    • TexasTart says:

      Good morning! Come to Texas, already 77. In the morning! Not very Christmas like weather but I can not complain, ha.
      Probably a good day for a graduation party, Lainey,Lainey!

  46. Kansas Girl says:

    I’m making meatballs for the potluck “Salad Supper” tonight at my cousin’s church. Using her recipe, which she says she’s tired of making. (She’s over 90. She can be tired of anything she wants.) So turns out what I have is the ingredient list with NO instructions. I had to phone her. (She’s thrilled.) The ingredient list is wrong. And the instructions are “Oh, you know. Just make them. Use your own judgment.” LOL. I hope they turn out somewhat like hers.

    • TexasTart says:

      LOL, good luck with that, KG.
      That’s how my husband cooks, when he does ,and really he can sometimes put my cooking to shame. I’ll want to make something like be did and it’s the same as your cousin, you just have to figure it out and hpoe for the best!

    • LOL KG. Love this! After you have made something umpteen times, you just start throwing it together and its hard to tell someone else “how” to make it. My DD and I go through this because she is a baker, and in baking you must use precise measurements and timing etc. I am an Italian “homemade” chef, so we use a little of this and a pinch of that and its done when it smells or looks done. I can tell where it is in the “process ” of cooking just by smelling it. Very hard to tell my “precise” DD how to cook something I have made for her that she loves! She just tells me…make it pleeeeease?!? Of course, I do, but when I am 90, I reserve the right to tell her to make it herself! :P

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