College Fund for Lynn’s Son
Robert (Bobby) Smith
Barrington Bank & Trust 201 S. Hough Street Barrington Illinois 60010
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Boston set up a chat room for us here
Queen Butter Bean has paid the bill for a month. If you want a fast chat – head on over.
Sur Show is a Wrap for Lisa Vanderpump
Tweet from Lisa:
An arduous weekend wrapping up Sur show,happy to finish….then cried all the way home…go figure.
I’m excited to see Lisa’s new show. Beverly Hills may be difficult to watch with Taylor still on it – nmd.
Kandi’s Show is About to Tape
Kandi had a very short spin-off on Bravo last year – Kandi Factory. It was on about the same time as Kim’s – but only had one – maybe two – episodes last year. It must have done well because Bravo picked it up – and Kandi just tweeted that they’ve picked the talent.
This was the writeup from last spring: “Bravo Media’s new special, “The Kandi Factory,” stars multi-platinum songwriter and “The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s” Kandi Burruss. Ever since Burruss turned Kim Zolciak’s single “Tardy for the Party” into a digital download phenomenon, she has been sought out by thousands of aspiring artists desperate for her musical touch. Burruss believes that if someone has the right combination of raw musical talent and drive, her team at The Kandi Factory can give them a shot at their dream.
In this special Burruss will give two protégés, with no music industry experience, the opportunity to come to Atlanta where she will write an original song for each based on their personal stories. The amateurs will then have the chance to work with her team of experts – comprised of a producer, choreographer and stylist – to master the key elements that make a pop star. Burruss has identified three factors that have to fit together to create a pop sensation: the song, the look and the performance. The hopeful who makes a lasting impression will score the opportunity of a lifetime – a song released and a music video produced by The Kandi Factory. ”
NeNe is a Grandmother
It turns out that NeNe’s son Bryon had a daughter – and it sounds like he kept the pregnancy a secret from NeNe until she was six months along. The article doesn’t say when the baby was born.
She has my son wrapped around her tiny little finger already! See
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Ding Dong, Boogie’s Gone
Boycott if off. Boogie’s gone. And what an exit. In a week full of Boogie smugness, he was outwitted and outplayed by Dan, Brit, and Ian. Ian, whose claim to fame is that he can kick himself in the head and probably would have been evicted week one for being a creeper if Boogie hadn’t protected him – outwitted Boogie. How will Boogie recover from that!
The show starts with Boogie sitting on the couch eating a sucker slouched in a chair. Boogie – close your legs and sit up! (As Jerry Seinfeld told Andy on WWHL.)
When Ian whispers in Boogie’s ear “You’re not going to like some of the things you see,” Boogie reacted quickly enough to tip Frank off that Ian has gone to the other side. It looked like Ian realized his mistake immediately.
Meanwhile with the Chenbot – Boogie is sitting with a stiff smile on his face.
Britney’s goodbye message “Ring Ring, what is this telephone doing in the DR? Hello? Oh, hey, Janelle! No, Mike Boogie’s actually not here! But I was just leaving a message for him. Is there anything you’d like to say. Pointing at the camera Brit says, Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha.” (Priceless – thank you Ian for tipping everyone off about Foogie’s diary room sessions).
Ian: “I’ve watched you on this show since I was ten and I have nothing but admiration and respect for how you play this game. Now for the hard part. Since the reset, I’ve been in an alliance called Quack Pack with Dan, Danielle, Britney and Shane. I’m the one who told Britney and Shane you were coming after them. I masterminded your demise. I learned from one of the best, and that is why you are sitting with Julie right now.”
Boogie takes it as a compliment, starts to smile – oh well – he’s gone.
HOH – Ian wins HOH and within seconds has to do nominations. Knowing Frank will be coming after him, he nominates Frank and Ashley. That’s 5 nominations for Frank – he broke the record with 4 last week – and has been nominated every week except when he’s HOH.
Frank turns it around and wins the veto . Obviously, Frank uses the veto. Ian puts Joe on the block. Just like that,
Joe Ashley is gone. I’ve got to admit that surprised me. I guess it’s because she’s buddies with Frank. That’s the problem with showmances. So now the house stands with the Quack Pack Alliance – Brit, Shane, Dan, Danielle, and Ian, what is left of Frank’s alliance – Frank, a mini-alliance between Shane and Joe, a few other mini alliances, and Jenn hanging in there. I can’t imagine the Quack Pack will last much longer.
Project Runway by BB
The description for this episode starts off “Real women need clothes too.” First of all, what is Project Runway’s definition of a “real woman?” Don’t the runway models and Heidi and Nina consider themselves “real women?” Or maybe they are “fake women.” I’m so confused. I could be wrong, but I have a feeling this is not going to be one of my favorite episodes. I’ve never liked the episodes where the designers are complaining because they’ve never designed for a woman who doesn’t look like a toothpick. I wonder which designer will be complaining the most.
Heidi introduces some “regular” people to the designers. They have friends in desperate need of a makeover. Heidi asks the designers if they want to help them out. Dimitri asks if they have a choice. Heidi wishes the designers lots of luck. Wow, Heidi makes it sound as though these clients are hideous trolls or something. The designers meet Tim and Johnny Lovoy, the Loreal Paris hair stylist in the work room and talk about the makeovers. They designers have been randomly assigned their clients. They have one day for the challenge.
The friends and “friends in need” are sent in. They are in all shapes and sizes and each designer meets with their clients and their friend to find out something about them and what kind of look they are going for. Ven is the one who is going to make me mad tonight, I can tell already. He’s trying to be nice to the ladies, but in his talking head is not nice. On the other end of the spectrum, Gunnar is very excited. He thinks this will be a fun challenge and he says he makes clothing for “regular” women who want to look great.
After going to Mood and getting back to Parsons, each designer talks about what they will be making for their clients. Nathan is going to try to meet all his client’s demands, which are many. That might be a mistake. Each client and designer meets with the hair stylists to decide what their look is going to be.
Ven is upset he got a “plus size” woman and some of the others didn’t. That’s not fair, he says. Hey, Ven, take a look in the mirror. You’re not exactly runway material yourself. Tim comes in to check on the progress of the designers. He tells Nathan he shouldn’t do everything his client wants because she will look hookerish. He thinks Christopher is on the right track. He questions Elena’s decision to make a high-waisted outfit for her client. Tim tells Gunnar to make sure his dress doesn’t look like a piñata. Tim doesn’t want Fabio’s dress to look too matronly. Sonjia’s is trying to design her dress to be figure flattering, but Tim tells her the dress has to look great, too. Ven is trash talking his client’s shape and comments on her lack of style. The other designers are not happy about the way Ven is talking about her. I’m not either.
Tim tells Ven he needs to give his client an epiphany about how she can look. That’s his challenge. The other designers think Dimitry’s dress may be a little too plain. The clients come in for their fittings and the designers compliment them on their new hairstyles. Elena is being nice to her client and Dimitry says it’s the first time she’s been nice to anyone. Alicia has made a pink dress for her client, which is way out of her realm. The other designers think she may be in trouble. Nathan needs to tell his client he can’t do everything she wants but he still wants to please her. Gunnar wants his dress to look as good on his plus size model as it would on a size six model. Ven tells his client her hair looks great. When he shows her the outfit he made, it’s mostly black and he tells her black is very slimming. He tries his client’s outfit on her and tells her he will need to get her a bigger belt. You can tell she’s not happy with the treatment she’s getting from Ven.
On the second day, the designers have three hours to finish up and have their clients go to the hair and make-up room. Ven’s client tells him his outfit is nice, but it’s not something she would normally wear. She tells Ven he’s embarrassing her by telling her they don’t have a belt that would fit her. Christopher is telling the other designers that Ven is treating his client like crap. She is tearing up a little and visibly upset. Ven’s client’s friend tells Ven he didn’t make what they talked about the day before. The dress he made has no color and looks like something she would wear to a funeral. He tells his client and her friend not to worry, she will look beautiful.
It’s time for the runway and Tim finally rounds everyone up and they are on their way. The guest judge is Alice Temperly, a British designer. Nathan’s client models first and her dress looks hoochie. Elena made her client a skirt and top and it looks ok. She seems happy with it. I like the dress Melissa made for her client, but she has this huge scarf that’s hiding the dress.
I love Gunnar’s dress! It’s fun and flirty and his client is strutting her stuff. You can tell she loves it too. Alicia’s client has a little pink cocktail dress. It’s something she usually doesn’t make, but it actually looks nice. Christopher is upset his client ripped off the jacket he made and carried it in a ball, considering it took him 8 hours to make. His dress looks nice, though. Dimitry’s dress is simple and I’m not sure what I think of it. Fabio’s dress is cute in several shades of gray. You can tell his client is not used to wearing a dress. She was the one who was dressed the most masculine in the client consultations. Wow, Sonjia’s dress is a little too short for her client and not the right style for her petite client.
I’m a little underwhelmed with the results of this challenge. I think some of the designers really missed the mark with their clients and could use a little course on how to design for different shaped bodies.
Elena, Alicia, Melissa and Christopher are safe and leave the runway. Dimitry, Fabio and Gunnar have the highest scores. Ven, Sanjai and Nathan have the lowest scores. Ven tells the others he’s not shocked because he had a more difficult task.
Heidi tells Dimitry’s client she looked confident coming down the runway. Nina said she looked edgy and Michael liked the fabric choice. Fabio’s client tells the judges she never wears dresses, but she likes this one because she can still be edgy and show her guns. Nina loves the dress and the attitude and tells her she looks like a professional with an edge. Michael tells Fabio it’s a transformation, but it’s still his client. Gunnar’s client was the best model according to Heidi. Michael loves the flirty movement of the dress and it brought out her personality. Nina thinks her dress could be cut a little lower. Why not show them if you have them?
The low scoring designers will be getting their critiques next. First is Sonjai’s dress. Heidi doesn’t like the knot in the front of the dress and it’s too short. Alice thinks the proportions are off. Michael thinks it’s too much of a change for her client’s personal style and it’s too much fabric for such a short person. Ven’s client tells the judges she is not happy with his design. Her friend agrees. When Ven tells the judges it’s the first time he’s designed for a real woman, Heidi asks Ven if he’s ever designed for someone who was not real. Michael tells Ven he didn’t do his client any favors. Ven’s client’s friend gets upset and tells them Ven didn’t ask enough questions at the consultation. Heidi tells Ven she likes his client, but not his outfit. Heidi thinks Nathan’s client’s dress is cheap looking even though she didn’t know it was meant for the stage until he told her. Nina tells Nathan the dress is a mess. Michael says his client ended up with a costume, not a look. He says no human being should ever wear tight satin.
The judges talk about Ven not caring anything about his client, but only caring about himself. Nathan had the easiest client to design for and she should have looked great walking down the runway. Heidi said she had maternity dresses that looked like Sonjai’s design. They liked the way Fabio made his client go from student to artist. They think Gunnar gave his client a new lease on life. Dimitry made his client look hot.
Heidi brings them all out to the runway and tells them one will be the winner and one or maybe more will be out. Fabio is the winner of the challenge. I think his client had the biggest transformation. He has immunity for the next challenge. That means Gunnar and Dimitry are in and leave the runway. She tells Nathan he is out. Aww, I like Nathan. Sanjai is in and can leave the runway. Ven gets a little lecture from Heidi, but she tells him he’s in. I wish he had gone home. He comes into the room and tells the others he’s safe, but he doesn’t think he should have been the last one standing. What a tool.
Next week, the women seem to self-destruct and Ven informs us that men are usually stronger designers. There’s always one in every bunch, isn’t there?
Thank you BB for another great blog, and Lady C for watching the comments.
Tomorrow’s blog will be posted later than usual since it’s Saturday and I’m on the road. If you come across anything interesting to post – email me – email@example.com
New Jersey Gossip
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Skylar& Grace Alexis (@QueenzOfMedia)
A Swansong of the Media Whores – From @QueenzOfMedia’s Twitlongers:
A Few Real Housewives Of New Jersey fans are aware of of the goings on in the twittersphere concerning Johnny and Penny Karagiorgis , most have never heard of them.
Unfortunately these two pieces of trash do play a somewhat pivotal role in the behind the scenes drama that lead to a very dramatic conclusion of #RHONJ this season.
Penny and Johnny are so desperate for fame, they concocted a scheme with Teresa Giudice and a drug addicted FIRED manager of a Gogo Bar (not a strip club)claiming that Melissa Gorga was a stripper at this club. Turns out..she was a bartender (proven by pay stubs and by the actual owner of the club), and the club is not a strip club, in fact it would be illegal for any “stripping” to take place in this club at all. Let’s cut to the chase… Penny and Her husband made claims they had already signed a contract to join the cast of Real Housewives Of New Jersey…turns out they only signed a release to allow bravo to film in their salon.
For months now, Penny and Johnny have been trying to prove their closeness to The Giudice Family, Pete Giudice even joined in on some of their twitter antics …..However…so much for that… as of Today Johnny and Penny have been exposed as complete frauds…The “friendship” with the Giudice Family is over.. Pete has even publicly called him a “cry baby talking smack”…. apparently Johnny and wife were busted talking a great deal of shit about the Giudices… They are trying to claim that someone “altered documents,” and that they never said anything about anyone, because you know, Johnny and Penny don’t gossip or start rumors or cultivate friendships in an effort to get on a show, or manipulate and use people to achieve an iota of fame, they are Saints after all. *blank stare*
Well, LOL, I didn’t think it could get any better, but guess what,,, It Does! Yesterday (according to my sources) a phone call took place with Penny and Bravo Producers….Johnny could be heard in the background screaming and yelling “Tell Bravo To Go Fuck Themselves” (direct quote) Penny was informed by Bravo she is to STOP claiming she has joined the cast..she has no contract, has not been offered a contract, and will not be offered a contract! Bravo also has very damaging footage of Penny and Johnny they are CONSIDERING airing just to expose them because of the extensive headaches they have caused Bravo. This footage involves potentially illegal activities.
My Sources also informed me that Teresa, as we all know, gets paid for her magazine interviews… Bravo is supposed to get a cut of all monies earned from doing these interviews… To avoid giving Bravo their cut, Teresa would get the payments made to Joe…and guess to who else? …yes Penny..through the salon..just to avoid paying bravo their fair share….let’s just say, Bravo is not happy, not happy at all, to the point of not taking or returning calls from Teresa…. a call made by penny to a bravo staffer this morning was also not taken or returned.
Teresa is beyond livid, because it has become beyond obvious that Johnny and Penny were using her to get on the show..and then doing very shady things against her behind her back…anything they could to increase their chances. I actually feel sorry for Teresa, because it was obvious to everyone else what Penny and Johnny were up to, and it took her almost a year to realize it.
The train has fallen off the track for Johnny and Penny, before it even left the station….It was fun while it lasted, but alas it’s over, poor dears.
Next One …
Breaking Real Housewives Of New Jersey News… and this is big! #RHONJ
According to my source Caroline Manzo has decided not to return for season 5! She is done with the show for good and has no interest in being apart of it any more… Jacqueline Laurita Will be returning………
And, I personally may have a little egg on my face… It appears that congratulations MAY be in order for *drum rolls* Priscilla DiStasio , Teresa Giudice’s make up artist. There is a big internal struggle going on at Bravo at the moment over who to add to the cast… Priscilla is the leading contender by far….
As i stated on Saturday.. Penny aka @pdkhair is completely out of the running… no way…no how…no penny.
And the third one …
#RHONJ SOURCE (i tweeted the earlier tweet too soon lol)
On This week’s episode there will be a huge blow up between Tre and Caroline at the vineyard in the house they are staying at and there may be some interesting potential conflict that begins between Jac and Caroline… My source said It appears that Jac will take up for Tre during the conflict and that may lead to some further tension between the two…but source said it will be resolved in a future episode…I already tweeted that Joe Giudice is caught admitting that they have been paid for all magazine interviews..(no real news there any more, since we all knew this already, just further verification)
My source also told me that Dina Manzo’s show will not get picked up for another season (not sure if that has been reported publicly or not) but because of this Bravo has been HEAVILY courting Dina to rejoin the cast…This is probably a big reason Caroline decided not to Return. (side note, source told me last week The Manzo’s are considering a big move to California, could this be an indication that there is something big on the horizon for Caroline, similar to Bethenny?? makes you go hmmmmmmm)
As for any new information about next season’s cast…Bravo ,as I reported earlier, is for sure adding one new cast member, but is considering adding two …the top 2 people bravo is courting (to fill other position), are former cast members..I already mentioned Dina…so that means ….*sips her tea* …Nothing is final as to who the other person will be yet… (have been told that all former cast members are very hesitant about returning)
Tomorrow I will (hopefully) have information for you about this Sunday’s much anticipated return of WWHL featuring a showdown between Caroline and Jac…
That’s all for now..i will report that Tre has been trying to make amends with bravo to repair their relationship….appears to be working..although still very shaky.
(Note from Nomoredrama – I want to be very clear that these are from
Skylar& Grace Alexis (@QueenzOfMedia) – and when she talks about the source it is her source)
Here are the original tweets: