Flipping Out/RHONY Cast Blogs/Watch What Happens Live

Flipping Out “Showdown in Chi Town” by BB

Getting ready for tonight’s episode, I couldn’t help but think of our own dear Lynn Hudson and how much she would have enjoyed seeing what she referred to as “Chicago, the best city in the world!” featured on Flipping Out and seeing Jenni get married there this season.  Who knows, maybe she’s watching it, but I’m selfish; I wish she were here with us to share the experience.  I miss you Lynn. xo xo

I’m calling this episode “The Six Faces of Jeff Lewis”

Jeff the Button Pusher:  Jeff freely admits he likes pushing people’s buttons.  He calls it a hobby.  He is constantly pushing Zoila’s buttons by comparing her to Lupe, the part time maid.  He tells Zoila that Lupe does a great job, Lupe called Zoila a bitch the other day, Lupe’s the best maid ever, etc, etc.  In one scene, Zoila is sitting on the steps playing with Chris the dog while Lupe is shown working her butt off.  According to Zoila, Lupe is her assistant.  Zoila looks like she has no problem delegating tasks.  Later while everyone is sitting at the table for lunch, Lupe thanks Jeff for the bonus he gave her that day.  Jeff tells her she deserves it for doing such a great job.  He then tells Zoila the salad she made is delicious.  I’m sure this will be a running theme and may blow up into something bigger as the season progresses (I’ve seen the previews).

Jeff the Salesman:  Jeff has renovated a property owned by Jeanne Shaw (wife of Tommy Shaw of Styx).  She now has a list of some small projects she wants Jeff to do in her residence on Mullholland.  Jeff plants the seeds for a much more involved renovation including adding some additional square footage to her house.  Jeff knows Jeanne will initially nix his ideas, but wants to let it marinate with her for a while.  Eventually she will agree to his plan for an extensive renovation.

Jeff the Flip Flopper:  Jeff has bought the Spring Oak property he just renovated for one of his clients without consulting his partner Gage, who has been overseeing the renovations at their supposedly future permanent dream house at Gramercy.  Jeff is contemplating moving to Spring Oak and selling Gramercy.  Then he discusses using Spring Oak as an interim place while Gramercy is being finished (what’s wrong with staying at West Knoll?).  Gage wants to stay with the original plan and get the Gramercy property finished once and for all so they can move on with their lives.  While Jeff is away with Jenni in Chicago helping her plan her wedding, Gage works hard to get as much done at Gramercy as he can.  Jeff returns and brings his client Jeanne to Gramercy to show her what’s being done.  Jeanne is impressed and thinks Gramercy is beautiful.  To Gage’s delight, Jeff reconsiders keeping Gramercy and making it their permanent home.

Jeff the Nag:  Jeff and Alice, Jenni’s mom, are stressing her out about being behind on all her wedding plans.  According to Jenni they are always on her case.  Jeff tells Jenni he thinks it’s ridiculous that a 40 year old woman on her second marriage is having a wedding with 300 guests and seven bridesmaids.  He further tells her he doesn’t know why she’s having the wedding in Chicago and why she only gave herself such a short time to plan it.

Jenni tells Jeff this is her fiance Jonathan’s first wedding and they are both Greek.  Most of the friends and family are in Chicago.  There is no middle ground when it comes to Greek weddings; it’s either all or nothing.  Jonathan must really love Jenni because he’s moving his life from Chicago to LA after they are married.  The wedding will be kind of Jonathan’s farewell to Chicago party too.  Jenni asks Jeff if he wants to come with her to Chicago to help her with the planning.  Jeff agrees because if he helps her make some decisions, she can get her head back into the game at work.  Plus he doesn’t want her to be taken advantage of.

Jeff the Control Freak:  Andrew, who came along to Chicago with Jenni and Jeff, negotiates through Chicago traffic to get to the Hellenic Greek Museum, a possible rehearsal dinner location.  Jeff can’t believe Jenni is having everyone who’s coming to the wedding also come to the rehearsal dinner.  I never heard of that, but maybe it’s a Greek thing?

Andrew exhibits a little road rage while trying to park in front of the Radisson Blue in downtown Chicago which is where the wedding reception is to be held and where all the guests will be staying.  The person at the Radisson is Chad, Jenni’s “wedding planner.”  This is where Jeff starts exhibiting his control freak under the guise of “looking out for Jenni” behavior.  He thinks the reception space is too big.  He doesn’t like some of the food Jenni has selected.  He even slips and says “my” day instead of Jenni’s.

Jeff thinks Jenni is going way overboard on the wedding décor. He keeps telling Jenni to keep it simple and she wants everything.  He thinks Jenni may be making a mistake by using Jonathan’s sister as a model for all the bridesmaids’ dresses instead of having all the bridesmaids there.  By the way, I must say Andrew looked fetching in the lovely green dress and silver shoes he modeled at the dress shop.  Jeff even took pictures of it.

Jeff the Protector:  Jeff is concerned that Jenni is spending all her life savings on this wedding and he thinks it’s a waste.  He expresses this concern to Jenni and gets pretty worked up about it when Jenni’s not agreeing with him.  Jeff thinks Jenni should be saving her money for a house and the future.  In his way of thinking, Jeff is only looking out for Jenni’s best interests.  Jenni has finally had enough of Jeff’s lecture and tells him she cannot scale back this wedding.  Both families are Greek and have very high expectations and she asks Jeff to please just be happy for her.  She doesn’t take offense because she’s had enough therapy over the years to know how to deal with Jeff.  After listening to Jeff grumbling about everything, she sarcastically thanks him for making the experience so positive.  Jeff tells her he’s only looking out for her.  She tells Jeff it’s all about the journey.  Jeff tells Andrew every time Jenni says “it’s all about the journey,” they will both be having a drink.  Hmmmmm . . . I think I’ll go have a drink.  Cheers!


RHONY Cast Blogs by RamonaCoaster

Luann De Lesseps


In my opinion, Aviva, Ramona, and Sonja spent way too much time arguing and not enough time enjoying St. Barths. We were staying in an amazing house on an incredibly beautiful island and instead of appreciating what a privilege it was to go on this vacation, the girls became mired in a sea of negative energy. To me, every minute they spent fighting was time they didn’t spend relaxing and having fun.

Well you should have thought of that before you opened your mouth.

 I didn’t have a problem with Carole and Aviva going on a dinner date without us, and I encouraged the other girls to go out with me and have fun anyway. Why waste a perfectly good night worrying that we weren’t included? I knew that we’d enjoy our night with or without Carole and Aviva.

 You’d be the highest faux ranking royal title in the group without Carole.

 On Sonja and Tomas’ romp in the garden, I said this last week and I’ll say it again, Sonja and Tomas are adults and they can do whatever they want with each other. It’s not any of my business to judge Sonja or her love life.

 No one will judge your romp with Tomas either. Just laugh our asses off.

 Why did Sonja and Ramona skip Russ’ concert? For gals who love to have fun and party, it was weird that packing to go home became such a priority that they missed a great show and the chance to show their gratitude to Carole for planning such a wonderful trip. Russ’ performance was the catalyst for this vacation and the reason why we went to St. Barths, so skipping his performance was pretty thoughtless.

 I’d want to get as far away from Aviva as possible too.

 Ramona Singer


I really was surprised when Carole told me in the morning that she was going to take off as couples for dinner and not include everyone.  I thought the reason Aviva had Reid come was to have him bring her to be with all of us.

 Sorry Ramona. You didn’t get the memo.  Besides, do you really want to spend any more time with crazy Aviva?

I really thought the night before I had calmed Aviva down and smoothed everything over. When she walked into my room and started in on me, I got angry. I still say this was a girls’ trip.  Why was Aviva insisting this was not a girls’ trip just because a few boys stopped in?

Carole is casually dating Russ and he was not living at the villa. Sonja and LuAnn are single so they if they did have a man come over to visit, who cares?

 I love that she included Luann in that sentence.

 Aviva said she expected me to put up a banner welcoming her, are you kidding me?  One minute, she’s angry at me for talking about her prosthetic leg and the next she’s angry because I’m not talking about or acknowledging her phobias.  I can’t win with her.

 Ask her to send you a memo next time.

Aviva, Aviva. The way Aviva spoke to Sonja was so uncalled for. She was so was insulting to Sonja and me.  Aviva was making up stories, and I thought Sonja handled it quite well.

 Hhhmmmm, which stories was she making up?

  ‘Return to sender’ was the funniest comment Sonja ever said to Aviva. Here we were worried about Reid being a problem at the villa, but he wasn’t — it was Aviva.

In the end Sonja, LuAnn, Heather, and I went for dinner and we all had a super great time. It made me realize how draining and how needy Aviva is.

 Can’t wait to watch the reunion.

Aviva Drescher


Aviva must have taken notes from Don Caro’s blog because it’s short. In short, she’s owning her behavior but still sneaking in her excuse the reason she got mad was because someone might ask Reid to leave. I’m not buying it.  There’s something wrong with someone when they are still pissed 8 months later over something that never happened.  There was talk of asking Reid to leave but in the end no one did.  And who did Aviva hear it from? Luann or Bravo production.

By the way, “over weight old ladies gone wild”  with money may not want to do business with Reid once they heard that line.

 Clearly, the only banner the girls should have hung in my honor was “AVIVA WAS A PAIN IN THE ASS  IN ST. BARTHS.”

 And still is.
Heather Thomson

This week concludes the vacation that one can refer to as the “Week from Hell.”
Can you imagine, given the absolutely idyllic setting we found ourselves in, that we could not just have fun together!? Well, if you thought that was possible — then you don’t know this group of ladies.

A week? You exaggerate. Aviva was only there a few days.

At the beginning of this episode, I learned that Aviva and Carole had planned to go on a separate double date to dinner that excluded all of the other women — including myself. To say that I was bummed to hear that is what they were doing would be an understatement. Part of the hurt comes from that fact that I left behind my family and my business to go down to St. Barths to spend time and bond with the ladies as a group.

Alright, now I get why the dynamics would change when a husband or boyfriend arrive to an all girls trip or all Housewives trip.

So, off we go to lunch and no time was wasted getting into it. Aviva again with her pleading for attention and desire for accolades for flying to St. Barths, it was exhausting!
Where is the cool Aviva? COME BACK!

Cool Aviva never existed.

Finally, I get up too and find Carole and Aviva getting pedicures instead of getting this lunch on already and discussing said “double date.” And at this point I am ready to throw in the towel. Rather than stick around and scream, I am out. I literally WALK home, grab my book and a towel, and go to the beach to do me, and just chillax!

Damn, I thought you were gonna do a Cartman from SouthPark and yell ” Screw you guys! I’m going home!” But all you did was sunbathe and read on the beach.

I am seeing with you viewers the scene with Aviva and Sonja fighting in the kitchen for the first time tonight. Wow, isn’t it interesting how quickly a conversation can spiral out of control? 

Aviva wanted to embarrass Sonja when she witnessed her hitting on the “absolutely wine guy”.

And talk about spiraling out of control, our Sonja needs to get a handle on her consumption of the spirits. We all love the grape, but she is letting loose on another level so I am going to attribute some of the crazy to that, but I cannot excuse Aviva for her inability to “let the damn plane ride go!” Take the Ferry next time, girl

Next time stay home, Aviva girl!

I missed this during the moment, but watching the episode with you, I realize that Aviva pays me the nicest compliment on the ride to the pier. We are discussing the Ramona situation, hers not mine, and she turns to me and says in reference to how I dealt with Ramona’s wrath, “You are a lot stronger than I am.” And, I just realized that maybe I am, and maybe I need to back off Aviva a little. Maybe I can just be that strong woman and let these ladies have their moments. And when the going gets too rough, I can always just do me again.

Ugh, Aviva just played you. A little brown-nosing and she has you in the palm of her hand.

We eat and then I concoct the idea to lighten the mood with a midnight, “Goodbye St. Barths” swim. So I am in first. . .followed quickly by Carole, Lu, and Aviva! Sonja. . .and let me be clear: I love this woman. . .strips down and jumps in. No one can accuse Sonja of being a party pooper that is for sure! Ramona is coming up with every reason in the book not to join in the fun so Carole and I make a plan. Carole will distract her by having her pass a drink while I go into the kitchen and wham. . .I hip check her into the big drink!! Like I said on the show, the entire trip was worth it for that moment alone! Hehe! And Ramona is a great sport.

That scene was great.


LittleNewton – Watch What Happens Live

Tonights guests are Nicole Richie and Andrew Rannells from The New Normal. The bartenders were two of Nicole’s friends who are superfans. Andrew is a big fan of Andrew on Flipping Out! Andy talks about Jenni’s bridesmaids dress that can be worn in different ways. Nicole says she thinks its beautiful but Andy does not agree. The tension between Jeff and Gage is brought up and Andrew seems to feel that Gage is overreacting over to what Jeff is buying.

Andy rolls a clip that Jeff shot of Zoila complaining about Lupe. It is pretty funny and Zoila pulls a KKB and says “Zoila’s here, and Lupe is here”. As Zoila is calling Lupe a kiss ass, Lupe walks in the room! I love Zoila.

Andy shows a series of pictures of Nicole and her mother in matching outfits throughout the years and they are so awful and funny. Andy does a side by side with a young Nicole and GIA and its actually pretty funny how they looked alike. Andy asks Nicole what is going on with the Jacksons, but she has no idea what he is talking about and Andy says its too complicated to explain.

Nicole gets a caller question asking what three housewives would she invite to her house for a dinner party? She says: Lisa Vanderpump (Duh!), Carole Radziwill, and Nene Leakes. Andrew says Nene is great to work with and didn’t reveal any Diva like antics. Nicole is asked what she thinks of Kim Kardashian’s makeover (via Kanye) and Nicole says she thinks she is beautiful. Nicole is so nice. Andy tries to get Nicole to dish about the Kardashian girls but she won’t and only says that Khloe is her favorite. Nicole gets another question and is asked who she would go in the lady pond with, Lindsay Lohan or Paris Hilton? Nicole says Lindsay because she is sexy with red hair… Nicole is so nice because that is the most false thing I have ever heard.

Andrew pleads the fifth! His questions

One thing about Nene that would shock us: Nene wears her own shoes on the show and travels with a trunk of shoes.

What Hollywood actor should never grace the Broadway stage? Pleads the fifth

Who would you rather: Mitt Romney or Donny Osmond? Mitt Romney

Andy asks who is a bigger diva, Helen Barkin or Nene Leakes? Andrew says that neither are very diva like and they are like Thelma and Louise together.

The game is called “Feed The Baby” where Nicole will feed a blindfolded Andrew different baby foods and he has to guess what each is. They really need to come up with better games on this show. Andrew thinks most of them are pretty gross.

Nicole discusses the Luann/Tomas incident and doesn’t understand how Luann didn’t realize that people understand French and that she was being filmed. We wonder that too Nicole!!

Andy gives his Mazel to the Freedom Tower being built in NYC in honor of 9/11. God Bless America! The Jackhole goes to the person who auctioned off Elvis’ underwear and couldn’t believe that someone actually offered $10,000 for them.

Tomorrow, Kevin Jonas and Lance Bass is on the show!


Evocative Allusions –
Housewives of New York – A Haiku, by Dame Rhetorica

This housewife erupts
suffering chronic malice.
What? No antidote?

From drunken bender
imbibing housewife awakes.
Ready to revel!

A fragile coquette,
aging housewife reposes
athwart satin sheets.

Caribbean Isle.
Smoking succulents and
What “Slutty Island”?

Rue thy comportment!
Courtly and cordial
yet too crass, crude, and churlish!

Ample, full-figure,
voluptuous, and hearty…
Beauty of money!

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318 Responses to Flipping Out/RHONY Cast Blogs/Watch What Happens Live

  1. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. I hope you have a great day.

  2. Stars99 says:

    lol.. Powell… I got up this morning to look for the posting… when I saw that it had just been posted… I quickly tried to beat you to the first comment… but I should have known better… I bow to your prowess… = )

  3. NightLight95 says:

    So let me get this straight, everyone on RHONJ will be at the reunion and Tre has to fight them all?

    • RealHousewifeVA says:

      LOL! Yes, basically. Just like last years reunion, but now they bring all the men, Manzo kids, etc. Seems she holds her own okay for the most part (except maybe with her brother). Sounds like she is going to be doing a lot of ‘calling out’ as well (saying Caroline said Jacqueline was a stripper and bad wife, forcing Melissa to sing her song without backup or autotune (which cracks me up, lol).

      • NightLight95 says:

        Well nobody can accuse of being weak and lazy. Tre is truly a strong woman with a great work ethic. This reunion is going to be dark! Forget the popcorn and pass the Xanex.

      • Birdwoman says:

        I couldn’t watch the season 3 reunion because of how they ganged up on one person. Looks like I won’t be able to watch it again. Teresa is not that innocent nor am I a super fan of hers but she does not deserve this treatment by her castmates.

        • NightLight95 says:

          I haven’t watched this season but I read blog here. I am with you I think I am going to skip this reunion as well. Too dark, no fun at all.

          • Powell says:

            Nightlife I’ve watched maybe a total hr this whole season but I’ve got to watch the reunion. Please join me. “The non-watchers club”. 🙂

        • Powell says:

          Birdwoman that was a gang up but you can’t miss the upcoming reunion. I hope we get some ?s answered.

      • ATLnNYC09 says:

        Those Manzo kids really need a LIMITED role on RHONJ. Im way passed over them and their opinions about everything. They need to stay out of the adult’s business.

        • Powell says:

          I agree. This is the only HWs where the kids are involved all the time. OC is a 2nd but we don’t even see them as much.

    • Lady Chatterley says:

      Well, not everybody – she does have Juicy, after all….And according to him, he’s all she needs.

    • plainviewsue says:

      Go on Bravo and read the writer’s blog about it. Mind you, you would think that a writer from Bravo would be impartial. They all hate Teresa.

      He had the nerve to write in the blog that Melissa has the biggest bone in the room to pick with Teresa. Not a mention of how these women have SLAYED Teresa for two seasons.

      He also wrote that Jacq had to be held back by Caroline or Chris from attacking Teresa. Because of a cookbook???? Because of articles in a magazine?????

      Lauren threw insults at Teresa. Andy couldn’t get a word in. The taping lasted 13 hours!!! 13 hours of everybody throwing dirt at Teresa.

      This blog has convinced me without question that Teresa has no support whatsover from her employes, along with her family.

  4. LA_Debra says:

    I don’t think Tree has to do anything. But she obviously enjoys the drama, so let the games begin.

    • RealHousewifeVA says:

      True. The drama made her a 3 time NYT Bestseller, castmember on Celebrity Apprentice and now owner of several other business ventures, so I do think she likes for it to keep going, too.

    • Lady Chatterley says:

      It also creates a huge distraction from the real drama in her life – keeps it from being publicly discussed. I think that’s what she’s really seeking to do and it’s working.

    • Powell says:

      Mmmm hmmm. Or she would “Fly Above the Haters”. A nod to Kandi Burress.

  5. Some Haiku for you.
    evocative allusions,
    housewives of New York.

    This housewife erupts
    suffering chronic malice.
    What? No antidote?

    From drunken bender
    imbibing housewife awakes.
    Ready to revel!

    A fragile coquette,
    aging housewife reposes
    athwart satin sheets.

    Caribbean Isle.
    Smoking succulents and
    What “Slutty Island”?

    Rue thy comportment!
    Courtly and cordial
    yet too crass, crude, and churlish!

    Ample, full-figure,
    voluptuous, and hearty…
    Beauty of money!

  6. LA_Debra says:

    And one more thing — When Teresa was saying she’s all about the natural way, and obviously giving Lauren a passive agressive jab, where was that all about the natural when she wanted those boobies? Different when it’s about her?

    • RealHousewifeVA says:

      In her blog she says it was in reference to something said at the reunion, so I’m sure she was just trying to get another jab in at them.

      However, I think the show proved Lauren is lazy and used to a quick fix…to get lap band at her age when she barely tried to lose it the natural way, but mommy and daddy taught her that if you don’t like something then they will pay to get you what you want (like quitting work after one day then opening her own place). These kids will never know what it’s like to pay your dues in the real world and earn respect.

      You can’t grow boobs naturally, but you can lose weight naturally. Especially if you are in your low 20s. The season started taping in May/June when she was claiming she was starting her diet/exercise to lose weight and by September she had the lap band. Hardly shows hard work/dedication, IMO

      (I’m a Personal Trainer, so I don’t have much tolerance for people who whine about their weight but don’t do a thing to change it)

      That being said, I think Teresa should rise above and not make these stupid comments, but that is expecting too much from any of these ladies. They live for this nonsense.

      • LA_Debra says:

        It all seems a little contrived for the cameras; and if so, I wish they would contrive the drama without hurtful and mean spirited comments towards any of the people involved.

      • NightLight95 says:

        Thank you RealHousewife, you can’t grow boobs naturally but you can lose weight naturally.

      • ATLnNYC09 says:

        That was a low blow on Tre’s part and she definitely put her foot in mouth IMO. However, Lauren takes her digs all the time and if you dish it you should be able to take it. Its weird that she can have such low self-esteem and be so bitchy and mean at the same time.

        • trudie says:

          In my experience, people with low self-esteem are some of the bitchiest people I know.

        • disgrazia4 says:

          Really? I thought it was funny and right on. She has seen what Lauren says and does on the show same as us. Do you think Teresa has low self esteem? I don’t. I think she can be bitchy. So can I. Were it me in her shoes, I don’t think I could hold back better than Tre when it comes to all the poo they constantly talk about her. Lauren got her lapband, let her be happy now. But surely she and Mama felt some sense of giving up and giving in as both tried to cover it up with a ‘story.

          I decided to research Lapband ™. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band is a barietric method of weight loss that consists of placing an inflatable silicone band close to the base of the esophagus leaving a small pouch (about a 1/2 cup’s worth). It can be covered by medicare according to the Lapband site but is often not covered by insurance according to med ed sites. Weight should be at least 30lbs over normal. It costs around $16,000.00 out of pocket. There are no mal- absorbtion problems as indicated by more severe bypass procedures. The main risks are:
          Insufficient weight loss +
          Hepatobiliary Gallstones and sludge +
          Band erosion +
          Functional Vomiting ++
          +, occasional; ++, frequent.

          So that’s what that is about. Exercise, diet and the procedure all have their downfalls and plusses, I guess. Losing weight through nutrition and exercise is optimal but difficult especially when you are working and managing a house with children.

          Teresa breast were flat as I recall in the early seasons, not small–> FLAT. I don’t think any amount of nutrition or exercise would have worked in her situation. And that shakey exercise thingy wasn’t around then, LOL.

          • Bea says:

            I actually do this Teresa has horribly low self esteem. I don’t think a woman with high self esteem would allow her husband to talk to her the way Joe does. I also think she’s passive agressive, which to me is a sign of lower self esteem. I feel really bad for Teresa, I think she’s in horrible situation personally and it can’t be easy to have that play out on national tv.

            • disgrazia4 says:

              Perhaps Bea. I’m thinking about what you’re saying which leads me to this question. Which of these women does have high self esteem? While I’m not convinced T would divorce Joe because of esteem issues (still entertaining it though) I do see her digging in her heels taking advice from the majority. But who really knows? Tradition, her Mama’s own advice, financial. I wish she would leave the show so that some interviewer might have the chance to really find out what makes her tick. At any rate, Teresa marches on, taking her lickings but still ticking. I admire that most about her. You’ve got to have some good regard for yourself to do that, IMO.

              • Bea says:

                I think she is a traditional person, she fell in love when very young and assumed that she would spend the rest of her life with him. I disagree with angry Caroline, I don’t think Teresa will leave Joe if he goes to jail. I don’t think there is anything that Joe could do for her to leave. I’m not sure if it’s confidence or not. I just can’t imagine a strong woman accepting her husband describing her in those words. And I don’t mean the infamous phone call, I mean the language he’s used, to her face, for at least the past 3 seasons. I know I would be long gone.

      • Powell says:

        RealhousewifeofVA we were snookered the first season about the kids work ethic. Like you said Lauren quit after day 1 & Albie quit law school and the sheriff’s dept. The boys just jumped on uncle Chris’ Black Water deal. What would they be doing if it wasn’t for Chris? And remember they lectured Ashley?

    • Lady Chatterley says:

      Yeah, there was a lot of KKB in that statement. But, we do know that Teresa is not exactly real in her statements, don’t we?

    • VV says:

      Teresa gave a High Five to Perez Hilton because he mentioned on WWHL he had lost weigh naturally. She have Perez a high for his accomplishment. Andy – to stir the pot – asked her why she high five him and she told him because he had lost weight naturally.

    • Orson says:

      Don’t youses understand? Her implants are filled with *Natural* silicon, not that cheap artificial kind.

  7. BB says:

    Good Morning. Hope you all have a good day.
    Thanks for the cast blog recap, Ramonacoaster. Great as usual.
    Enjoyed your WWHL blog, Little Newton.

    • Lady Chatterley says:

      Yes, indeed, and thanks also to you, BB for your excellent contributions this week. I don’t know what NMD or any of us would do without you guys – you are the best!

    • BB, your blog was very good, thank you for saving me from having to watch it – keep falling asleep during Bravo shows.

      Ramonacoaster, loved your distillation of the HW’s insipid blogs. Detest going to the Bravo site, so thank you for sparing me that painful process.

      Andy Schmandy! It’s hard to watch WWHL, much prefer Little Newton’s blow-by-blow account. Nicole really sounds like a sweetheart.

      OMG the pictures are hilarious! Love Adiva’s expression.

      • Lady Chatterley says:

        It is the ugliness from within… 🙂

      • Powell says:

        blue are you trying to say Bravo puts you to sleep? 🙂

        Nicole was on GMA this morning showing some pieces from her clothing line which debuts today at Macy’s. I was talking about her last night and how far she’s come. I think her becoming pregnant w/her daughter saved her life. She had been hanging out w/Paris Hilton partying, had the DUI and became too thin. I’m happy she turned things around.

        • BB says:

          She seems like a genuinely nice person, which makes me wonder how she could have hung around Paris Hilton all that time. And I’m not complaining mind you, but I haven’t seen Paris Hilton mentioned in a gossip mag in a long long time. I guess her 15 minutes of fame ran out.
          At least I hope so.

          • trudie says:

            I just said the same thing to my daughter the other day – you never hear about Paris anymore. Not that that is a bad thing.

            • Powell says:

              BB and Trudie I was saying the sane thing to my mother. The last I remember hearing anything was when she and her BF were banned from a Vegas hotel. I had my mother laughing cause Paris has had about 3 or 4 fiancees. All from families much h more wealthier than the Hilton’s, shipping magnates and such. Every time Paris was engaged E! News and other tv mag shows would ask Kathy Hilton how she felt and she would always say “He’s such a nice young man. We love him.” The same line over and over. Little Kathy may be more like Big Kathy than she thinks. 🙂

          • Bea says:

            Nicole used to be on drugs, so maybe that’s what the connection was with her and Paris. It’s so great that she’s cleaned up her act and has a beautiful family, great career now. I think Paris is still heavily into the partying scene — what a waste for someone who has had every opportunity in life.

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  8. AZGirl says:

    Good morning everyone! Enjoyed Flipping Out last night. Love the scenes of Chicago. Andrew is a great addition to Jeff’s team. Hope he sticks around for awhile. Gage is getting a tad whiny. Zoila and her comments about Lupe are hilarious. Like I posted last night, I agree with Jeff on Jenni going overboard with the wedding. Maybe it is a greek thing. I told my son’s have your wedding in our backyard and save money.

    • NightLight95 says:

      Well unless your son is marrying himself, good luck with that! You might be forgetting what the bride wants. Don’t get me wrong, if people have these big weddings to impress, they are going about it the wrong way. My first marriage we went to court to get married and later for the divorce. Second, I was really adamant about eloping or going to court again, my hubby wanted a ceremony (his first marriage) and we did 30 people.

    • AZGirl, so true, have a private ceremony with the most important people in your life. Wasting a ton of money on an exravaganza for what, really? Most of us are not major film stars, bigwigs, or faux reality stars….thank the Lord.

      Jenni’s wedding will be a big production, which Bravo or the fact that the wedding will be on Bravo, must have saved her plenty of money.

      My niece had a small but lovely wedding, she didn’t break the bank and we did all have a nice time. However, I still would have been much more at ease at a backyard barbecue! Her fiance got so sick of “THE WEDDING” planning that really I was worried it wasn’t going to be. That was several years ago, now they have 2 adorable children. Whew!

    • BB says:

      AZGirl I don’t think Andrew will last the season. Just a hunch.

    • T-Rex says:

      I love Chicago and miss it, well just in the summers, winters are too brutal. My gramps lived just around the corner from “greek town” in Chicago and we loved that area, plus we LOVED all the food and restaurants down there. Will look forward to watching this show some time this week, on demand so I can fast forward through the annoying parts, just to see the city.

    • Orson says:

      This is probably because I have a severe estrogen deficiency, but I do NOT see the point of spending enough money to put a down payment on a home for a one day party and dresses that will only be worn once. Yes, I’ve heard “But my daughter can wear it at her wedding!” and I reply “So, you’ll be wearing YOUR mother’s wedding gown?”

      I know… I’m such a *man*!

      • Powell says:

        LOL Orson.

      • T-Rex says:

        I agree completely! My sister’s “starter-marriage” to the moron, our parents spent some nice change on, it lasted 2 years, I had a wedding with a handful of folks at a restaurant with a dress that was $275 which I dyed later and used as a halloween costume(twice), and took the rest of the money that my parents had allotted and put a down payment on our house we now live in, 21 years later. I watched a friend of the family wipe out their 401K accounts in their thirties for their “dream” wedding, it was nice, but marriage lasted 6 years and then the economy tanked and now they are in their early 40’s, separated, with no real retirement funds and a house they are also upside down on trying to work out a divorce settlement for 3 years now, so racking up legal fees too. My take on that whole Bravo Staged scene from Jenni’s wedding is that Bravo picked up most of that tab! You can’t tell me they didn’t contribute some dollars so they could have the priviledge of filming all of that!

        • Powell says:

          T-Rex your poor sister and her “starter husband”. You and Mr. T-Rex definitely made out. Did your sister say anything like you were the smart one? Too bad for your friends. A 3yr divorce settlement battle, wow! You’re right about the lawyers racking in the fees. I would put a stop to it to get on with my life. They’re in their 40s and have their whole lives ahead of them. There are Ordinary people, celebs and wealthy people that want that big extravaganza and then when it doesn’t last no one really remembers the big party. I hope Jenni and her husband will have a happy life together.
          I’m sure Bravo kicked in something too.

          • T-Rex says:

            I guess the battle is on because of the house situation, they tried to buy each other out for a while, then they tried the re-fi and I think now are going for a “short sale” but can’t come to an agreement about the payouts they will need to make to bank, etc. Neither one is itching to get remarried so they are waiting on the house sale which just went on the market not too long ago, but short sales take forever to even close once they actually find a buyer. My sister said our whole family were smart, we all tried to tell her not to marry the creep, she has a great hubby now though.

      • BB says:

        Then I must be a man, because I couldn’t agree more. If you have the extra money to splurge, have at it. If you don’t and you’re going to spend your life’s savings or go into debt, that’s just dumb IMO.

      • Just Wondering in Jersey says:

        I agree with you Orson. Such a waste of money.

      • disgrazia4 says:

        Ha ha!! You are not the only one who has a problem with giving all my money to the wedding and I am a woman! A frugal woman. We spent $5000 and had a great time. People still regard our feast as being the best wedding food ever. The best thing about it all was having money to start our lives with afterward. The whole wedding must be grand is a fairly contemporary ruse, I mean idea. The food should be good and the wine as well (company too!) but come on, if you don’t have the money why pretend?

      • MelTheHound says:

        I never understood the point of that either. These days, I don’t know about California, forget about putting a down payment on a house, for the cost of some weddings, you can buy a house or two outright, no mortgage. Fix one up to live in, rent the other out. Instant income. Xteen thousands of $$ or more on a wedding is a complete waste IMO.

    • Powell says:

      AZGirl I also think Jenni wanted to go all out cause she & Chris didn’t do it big. I think it made her mom really happy.

  9. RealHousewifeVA says:

    BB, I was thinking about how much Lynn would have enjoyed Flipping out episode as well. You do an amazing job recapping the shows Lynn normally covered. I mean it, you are a pro!

  10. Please pray for all our personnel at the American Embassies, today’s news is just horrible. Ambassador Chris Stevens, and the 3 men who were killed with him in Libya last night, my heart goes out to your families.

    How any person could have made any movie, knowing what it could stir up….damn you to hell.


    • Contessa says:

      This idiot that made the movie started some stuff previously. I wish it could be considered a crime of some kind, as people were killed and hurt. Another horrendous situation because holier than thou couldn’t keep their mouth shut, especially around the 9/11 anniversary. Glad that person is not in front of me right now.

      • T-Rex says:

        Now said “idiot” has done like every good coward and gone into hiding, UGH! You moron you created this mess, got people killed, you should be a man and own it! No, but instead you run away like coward. I hope Karma comes back with a vengeance against this lowly cowardidiotmoron!

        • lovemamaearth says:

          Ugh. I hate those Borat types who think they need to challenge everything. ((( World Peace )))

          • T-Rex says:

            This guy works in real estate was born in Israel moved to the US to make money, became a citizen got a bunch of other what he called “Israeli patriots” living in California to give him donations to make this anti-muslim movie in order to receive what he really wanted his 15 minutes of fame. He is nothing but a fame-whore from what I have read, he isn’t very bright, and is just a shit-stirring asshole. He gives many peaceful, loving Israelis a bad name by insinuating that all Israeli’s believe as he does, which is untrue

    • catmom1 says:

      I agree with everything you said. Some people are incredibly irresponsible. Sounds like Chris Stevens was an incredible man and his death is a great tragedy for both nations.
      I’ve been watching the news about this all morning on MSNBC. Looks like its getting very ugly and very polititical

    • Donna says:

      “The purpose of the attacks in Egypt and Libya was for the Sunni leadership to show it can unleash mob attacks against American diplomatic assets. (There may be some historical exceptions, but it’s more or less axiomatic than mob attacks cannot happen without government approval.) That point has been received by everybody except U.S. State Department employees. ” ~article


    • Powell says:

      I know. It’s just horrific. And that idiot that made the documentary is in hiding. Well I don’t know where he thinks he can hide for long cause they’re going to find him. I pray for the familieshat lost their loved ones.

    • Rebecca says:

      Bill Maher made a movie trying to dissuade Christians for their beliefs. The difference is civility. The bad guys are the ones who killed the ambassador and his staff. The idiot is the film maker, but he doesn’t deserve to get blown up either.

  11. ATLnNYC09 says:

    Does anyone know when the Jersey reunion airs? I have no desire to see Melissa’s ‘blast from the past’.

  12. This is fun to watch, our favorite Korean pop star PSY – remember Gangnam style? On Ellen, with Britney Spears. Ellen is a really good dancer!


    • Now when CNBC gets on board “Gangnam style” you can bank on it. Good explanation of what gangnam style means. Isn’t it neat that this Korean pop star went to school in Boston?


      • Powell says:

        Huh! That is funny that he went to school in Boston. I wonder why he came to the US to go to school and why he went back to Korea?

    • Powell says:

      GMA showed it. Gangham’s dance isn’t new. I was trying to find it on te internet but I think the Gap Band did it when performing their song “Ride A White Pony” or “Ride A Pony”. I tweeted GMA so maybe they can find a video. I did think Gangham’s version is fun. The videos are fun.

  13. VV says:

    Has anybody read The Douche, I mean the Dish on Bravo site? They are giving their take on RHONJ Reunion…. Interesting, but I don’t trust Bravo for anything. Are they trying to set viewers up with this read?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      IMO, so much has been “leaked” about the taping that Bravo may be worried that viewers won’t tune in because the viewers have been very clear about what they won’t watch.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      it’s on my list now: Read “The Douche”

      • Boobah says:

        Bwahahaha – you caught me off guard w/this comment. I should know better. Your posts are typically hysterical.

    • BB says:

      Bravo has had so many (on purpose) leaks and twitter teasers and teaser blogs about this stupid reunion, they are kind of shooting themselves in the foot. I know they are trying to make sure everyone tunes in, but I’m already sick of it and am getting to the point where I don’t even care if I see it or not. I mean I feel like I already know what happens. RHONJ gets great ratings, the reunion should get great ratings too. Just shut up about it already Bravo and Andy! Rant over.

      • Lady Chatterley says:

        Bravo bets on the audience loving confrontation, but IMO, they go too far w/it – it turns people off. Most people don’t enjoy this level of ugliness – not entertaining.

        • Chicago Diane says:

          Absolutely- you would think they know this from NY. But I get the impression they think different environments lend themselves to completely different things- i.e., the way Atlanta and NJ esp- but also Miami and OC – appeal to different audiences, and add much more thoughtless, low-level fighting about nonsense.

          I am actually becoming embarrassed about watching some of these shows- anyone else? it is one thing when it is a guilty pleasure and there is some redeeming value to the show- that offsets the vulgar, open dislike/dismissal,lowlife antics and mindsets. At least,that is how I particularly think of Atlanta and NJ. They have evolved to the point where we know too much about the people, have seen their down sides- and in the case of MeGo and Kathy and husbands, they joined the show just to hurt family members so they could 1) make money, and 2) Become (questionable) Stars!!

          It feels disgusting to me and I just don’t see the point of watching a show where all are against 1- where her biggest problem, the husband- is not even there to defend himself, on purpose, leaving her to defend them both alone.

          After the thoughtful discussions here and elsewhere in the past couple of days about the diagnosis for Jacq’s son, I 1) hear the comments about not judging too quickly, but there is no way in the world I would have concerns about an infant of mine, and not get the diagnosis-whether or not insurance covered it, and 2) I hear the comments about giving her time to adjust before questioning the facts, but that one alone is enough for me to question any parent in any diagnosis- let alone one where treatment plans/evaluation/ action is so important. if he had signs of cancer, would she wait for insurance approval? I just do not agree- and think she should get off the show and care for her son.
          But after their financial trouble, the truth is they want the forum and the income too much to worry about anything else- which is simply a choice they are making, like she did with Ashley all those years.
          But don’t pretend anymore to be helping the cause of Alzheimers Jacq- that is not at all something you are capable of doing. And don’t pretend to be a friend to anyone- you surely were not focused on Nicholas at Anderson’s event, nor have you been in the past year when you have spent hours spewing your venom, energy and time focused on trying to hurt Teresa.
          Are you hurt or trying to find a role for youself?

      • VV says:

        Hear Hear

      • Powell says:

        BB, Trudie and Lady C you all have to watch it w/me si we can live chat. By now you probably know I really haven’t watched much thus season. I get all the 411 from everyone here so you’ve gotta watch w/me. Pleaszzzzeeee! All my peeps. Pleaszzzzeeee! 😀

    • lovemamaearth says:


    • plainviewsue says:

      VV, didn’t read thru the posts. Posted above. Their take is against Teresa. No mention of what these witches have said to and about her.

    • RealHousewifeVA says:

      AllaboutTRH reported that Lauren challenges Teresa’s intelligence by throwing out words for her to define, or something like that. Seriously? Lauren, of all people, questioning anyone’s intelligence? The girls who admits she doesn’t read books and couldn’t be bothered to work for someone else for more than 1 day due to ‘lack of respect’. Can the Manzo children JUST GO AWAY already?

  14. just had to share these “idiotic poll questions” (note, please skip if you don’t have a sense of humor. K thx)

    here’s one I would like included in the next presidential poll, for all the Walking Dead fans:

    ~Somehow you are on a deserted road, trying to get your 1999 red Mustang with white racing stripes and black leather interior running (finding fuel in the post-Zombie apocalypse is tough). Out of the woods, hundreds of Zombies are stumbling towards you, grotesque and smelling really really bad. At the same time, you hear a banging on the passenger door. It’s one of the 2012 presidential candidates. Who would you rather help you out of this terrifying situation?~
    {Who is the better shot?? that’s what I want to know!}

    the poll questions listed in this article are just as crazy, but funny!


  15. trudie says:

    Just want to thank everyone who is working so hard to keep this blog going. Please don’t get burned out – we need you guys!

    • Lady Chatterley says:

      Thanks, Trudie – I’m doing fine w/it this week, but I don’t know how the rest of these guys do it! They are amazing. 🙂

      • BB says:

        You’re doing great at LynnFam headquarters!

        • Lady Chatterley says:

          Ha! Thanks, BB – I’m envisioning a LynnFam Headquarters…storefront property, old guys congregating on the front stoop, pickle barrels and yahoo at the counter…Let’s do it! It will have to be in Chicago, of course – which would be a long commute for me in Pittsburgh….

          • Powell says:

            I like it!

          • BB says:

            It would be a longer commute for me! I guess it will have to stay a virtual headquarters.

          • Orson says:

            Coffee bar?

            • Lady Chatterley says:

              Mmmm….why, yes!!

              • Chicago Diane says:

                A great idea- I live here- will try to help- where? IN city, or suburbs? Lynn would have loved Jenni’s wedding – bet she would celebrate this more! Maybe we could have an online- webinar (Go to meeting , faceplace/skype/or another version with cameras) that people could share in from that space– and once a year or so have a group event that can be shared online or in person- and include
                1) stories/articles/pictures from Lynn from the past, 2) some of her best friend/collaborators with a) stories of her, and b) news on RH, c) blogs/comments on new news from current readers/bloggers in the Lynnfam , and 3) maybe a Housewife or two- with Kristen, some of Lynn’s other supporters/ people she would appreciate having. I am sure – esp to those of you who are contributing/working on all of this every day, it sounds daunting so I throw it out for discussion/thinking only – it would be a long- time in the future- maybe her sister, some of her family would want to come by then?? Just a thought prompted by the idea of a place in her honor-and in Chicago- happily, it is not a HW city- ?

                And thanks so much to each of you thoughtful, talented, hard working people who are takign the time to keep this going- it is much appreciated!!

                • Lady Chatterley says:

                  Diane, you are so right, Lynn would have LOVED Jenni’s wedding.

                  Do you remember when Lynn had a gathering there in Chicago? I believe that WCW attended.

                  • Chicago Diane says:

                    Unfortunately, I was out of town for that one, but it sounded wonderful- hope WCW will share about it!!

    • Powell says:

      Here, here. I 2nd that Trudie. 😀

  16. BB says:

    OT. I bought some Special K popcorn chips at the store the other day . I just tried them. They taste just like plain dry rice cakes. 😦 But I do like the new Healthy Choice 100 calorie frozen yogurt. Yum!

  17. plainviewsue says:


    This is a huge announcement. Okay, above VV & I posted about the blog on the Bravo site called the Dish & this writer (who is very anti Teresa) wrote about the upcoming reunion.

    It was not positive (no surprise) to Teresa. Saying that Melissa had a bone to pick with Teresa, that Caroline & Chris had to hold Jac back from attacking her, that something came up about family & Rosie left the building and was so disgusted. On and on and on.

    So I (and I am sure other people, but I’m gonna take the credit 🙂 ), tweeted Bravo, tweeted Andy to say how unfair this blog was. How Bravo shows clear favoritism to anyone not named Guidice and this proved it.

    Well, I just went on the blog to see comments, and they CHANGED the blog!!!!!!!!!! They took all the points I wrote above, plus the fact that Lauren also went after Teresa. They now are talking about the light moments of showing the kids. They now say that when Joe Guidice was being questioned about the phone call, he was holding Teresa’s hand.

    Do you think the Bravo twitter account & Andy’s account was bombarded with tweets about this blog, which should of been neutral and they realized they had to change it?

    If so, power to the people!!!!!!!

  18. BB says:

    The Sirius star’s blog is up.

  19. Powell says:

    Don’t laugh. I just saw on Twitter that Teen Mom Amber has a new protector in prison, a new BFF called, drum roll….., Sugarfoot. MTH is gonna get a kick out of this. 😀

    • MelTheHound says:

      Sugarfoot? 😆 … I’ll bet she’s just a dream. I’m glad you people all stay on top of this so I don’t have to. Part 2 of the ‘reunion’ was aired last night with that asshat Dr Drew… Part of the show was a letter from Amber, from prison, read while Gary was on the stage… She says she’s clean and is in a much better mental state now is what her letter boiled down to. She hopes to be a good mom to her daughter when she gets out. From what I coulld hear in that letter, she still does not accept responsibility for her actions. She still insists on blaming others for her current situation. She’s been that way all along and will be that way the rest of her life. Prison, will likely insure that because by the time she gets out, the MTV money will be gone if it hasn’t already been snorted up her nose. Drew said she couldn’t be there due to circumstances or a situation. I forget the exact word he used but get it right TV Shrink, the bitch is in prison by her own choosing. She was given an opportunity and a program to follow, and chose not to.

      What does she have 4 more years assuming no early release? The kid will be 6 or 7 when she gets out and she’ll be such a non factor in that kid’s life, she won’t matter. By then, I predict Gary’s mother will be raising the kid or have a very large hand in it because His MTV money will be gone as well. The only person I feel sorry for in that entire situation, is Leah. The kid. She didn’t ask for or do anything to deserve any of this. Sadly, there are probably any others in her exact situation. One or more parents in the pokey because they couldn’t get their shit together. These two, Gary and Amber are prime examples of people who just should not have kids.

      Then we have Ms Farrah. Miss inflatotit I’m gonna be a model, no wait, chef, no wait, auto tuned pop star. Did any of you hear that piece of trash single she did? She makes MeGo sound like an opera diva. Miss, second date dude better show up with ring or HE has problems. Really? Get ready for a very lonely life because no guy in his right mind is going to want her. Not because she has a kid but because of Her.

      I better stop… Thanks for the heads up about Sugarfoot, Powell. I did get a good laugh out of that one.

      • Lady Chatterley says:

        Jeff, SOA, Tig? Intense, right?

        • MelTheHound says:

          Yes. That isn’t going to end well for Mr Pope 😉 Empress put up a post about the ambassador in Egypt today but check the farm (realhousewifeofaiken) tomorrow 😉 I’ll link it here if it’s okay with everybody,

      • Powell says:

        MTH I thought the same thing about Leah being that age when Amber gets out of jail or comes back from “being away” as T puts it. Dr. Drew should be ashamed that he hasn’t done more to help these teen parents. I didn’t realize the reunion started yet but ill catch the rerun. I did try to listen to Farrah when the link was posted here. I couldn’t hear anything but the auto tuning. She’s another one wasting her TM money. I’m glad I gave you a good laugh. I knew you would love it. 😉

  20. VV says:


    • RealHousewifeVA says:

      don’t be disappointed, it’s only like a page and half long. SHOCKING.

      • Nancy says:

        …and it’s all about Teresa. Big surprise.

      • Rebecca says:

        Maybe she was too drunk to type.

        I love that she knows for a fact what Teresa’s motives are (she invited her own friend to a party- what a beeyotch!) yet she doesn’t have a clue how to relate to her own daughter.

        • lori says:

          If she could take her focus off Teresa for one second she might actually be able to help one or all of her children..maybe!?

        • Powell says:

          I can’t read her blogs. They literally give me a headache so I was always grateful to Lynn and now NMD for biting the bullet for us.

    • plainviewsue says:

      And she continues to perpetuate the lie that the Fabellinni party was filmed before the PFS & the season 3 reunion.

      • VV says:

        Bravo has on their blog a section called Twitter Battle.
        The question is:

        Was Teresa wrong by not inviting Jac?

        WTF???!!! Does Bravo think we are that stupid?! They are perpetuating a lie. I have not doubt that is why the 4 losers BitterClown, Auto-Tuned, Whacky Jackie and What’s her name? feel the network got their back and write the blogs like we buy into the crappy Bravo edits.

    • Lisa Renee says:

      VV, will never get old. I nominate you for blog crier, a more elevated town crier, 🙂 Lisa

  21. I Need A Housewives Detox Program says:

    I have not even read any of the comments yet, just the blogs. I just want to say that EVERYBODY did such a great job with all of their blogs. Thank You so much. Once again, Ramonacoaster, you made me laugh and wrote exactly what I was thinking about the NY Housewives’ blogs.

    I feel like crap again today. Yesterday, I rallied, but today, I am back to feeling crappy again. I am coughing, wheezing and having a hard time catching my breath.

    Does anyone on here with any type of medical background know if a person can develop asthma LATER in life? One of my brothers had it as a child, but he outgrew it (at least that is what he and my parents say). Just curious.

    I will catch you cats later. I am now going to take more cough medicine and drink lemon tea (sliced fresh lemon boiled. Add the lemon water and a lemon slice or two and honey, and it really helps. My grandmother used to do this. She would also slather Vick’s salve all over my chest and keep putting warm/hot rags on top. I am NOT doing THAT. Sorry, Granny. *Blows kiss to Granny in the sky*).

    • Nancy says:

      You need to call your doctor today.

    • kidsrfunny says:

      If you have someone who can take you to the doctor or the ER, that would be a GREAT idea. Sometimes breathing difficulties get worse at night. It’s much easier to get it taken care of during the day. (Not an MD, but a Mom with asthma and children with asthma, and pneumonia and bronchitis, and let’s see what else?)

    • Lady Chatterley says:

      Detox, the Lord C has had minor asthma symptoms since adolescence, but it didn’t get bad until he was older and gained weight. That’s when he got treatment for it. In the last year, he’s lost weight and his asthma is much better – breathing is less labored.

      Yeah, don’t just suffer through this, Detox, get in and get seen and see what they can do to address it. So sorry you’re not feeling well! Let us know how you’re doing.

      • Chicago Diane says:

        BY all means go today and yes, you can get asthma at an older age- 1) our bodies are becoming allergic to many things we are now exposed to that weren’t present to such a large degree when we were younger, 2) if you move or chage your evnvironment, that can change your reactions, 3) underlying conditions can cause different/ outsized reactions, I could go on and on.; I hope by now you have seen a doc and are receiving treatment- it could be bronchitis, a load of other things, An early evaluation is your best option. If it is an allergy, there are so many new ways of treating/mitigating many of them.
        Please let us know how you are, Detox. .

    • Winston says:

      Detox, my mom developed asthma in her 40’s so yes it is possible.

    • lovemamaearth says:

      ((( Detox ))) Feel better soon. Yes medications can help a lot.

    • Detox, go to a doctor, maybe an allergist, asap. Breathing difficulty is not good! Feel better, let us know how you are.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        i agree, detox – doc. stat.

      • Powell says:

        Yeah my mom developed allergies later on too. Allergic to dust, trees, dog hair, mold, etc. Her allergist said her head and nose where so clogged he didn’t know how she was breathing. She did allergy shots for 10 yrs. This past Spring her allergist stopped her treatment. She’s doing fairly well but at times takes OTC meds, Zantec I believe. A few weeks ago she wasn’t feeling well and thought it was the allergies but we determined she caught a bug from visiting my uncle in the hospital.

    • Powell says:

      Detox I’m sorry you’re not feeling well. Since this has been going on for a bit I think you should listen to nurse Nancy. I hope you’re going to be alright.

  22. Chatter Box says:

    Am I the only one who find Zoila a bit disrespectful? I know Jeff is most likely really an ass to work for, but her constant disrespect would get old JMHO!

    • Powell says:

      That’s because the relationship of boss/friend are blurred. Jeff started that and all his employee relationships that way then gets mad when he feels disrespected, employees don’t work as hard or the loss of revenue gets in the way. Remember Chris Jenni’s ex?

    • LaineyLainey says:

      She gives what she gets.

    • BB says:

      I think most of it’s for show. I believe Zoila used to work for Jeff’s mom so there is a personal relationship there, not just a working on. I also think Jeff would be very upset if he pushed her buttons and she didn’t push back. JMO

      • Orson says:

        And if Zoila left, he’d have heck of a time finding a replacement who would be willing to take his abuse full time. Unless the replacement was an illegal alien and he could hold calling I.C.E. to have her deported over her.

        • BB says:

          Lupe doesn’t seem that unhappy. She’d probably go full time if Zoila wasn’t there. I think it’s all for TV anyway.

      • trudie says:

        I agree, BB. I think they have a great relationship and would be lost without each other.

        • Chicago Diane says:

          That all may be true, but she does come across as arrogant,taking it all for grated a bit, and disresepctful- so I agreee in principal- and then Jeff goes at her in ways he knows are hurtful to her- -and I wonderf if, for example,, she was more respectful, would he be less deliberately harsh/unkind-

          • Powell says:

            I don’t think so ChicagoD. Jeff says he enjoys what he does to the staff and I believe him.

          • LaineyLainey says:

            I think she’s doing exactly what he wants her to do for the sake of the show. Their chemistry is natural but the teasing back and forth is purposeful and deliberate. Jeff is a smart man.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        that’s cool. i did not know that.

  23. grandmadebi says:

    i need…. you can develop asthma later in life. you can also have it all your life but only have it get to the point of treating it later in life. please take care, i didn’t and now i’m on oxygen most of the time. it puts a crimp in everything i try to do.

    • Nancy says:

      Hi debi,
      That’s not good. 😦 How are you doing otherwise?

      BTW Thank-you for letting me know about London Hospital. It was really well done.
      I wish I could find 1908-9.

      • Powell says:

        I live it Nancy. I watched 1 epi 1909 on YouTube. There was only one and no epis of 1908. There are present day versions on YouTube.

      • grandmadebi says:

        nancy, wish i could find 1908-9 also but so glad they showed how strong and effective nurses be in so many ways. i remember my first mother-in-law had to quit nursing school with only 3 months left in order to get married. since she was getting married she would not have been allowed to be a nurse even if she had finished the 3 months. when she found out her husband was terminal she talked the nuns into letting her back in school which they allowed but only if she put her kids in the orphanage for the last 3 months. she did it and worked as an OR nurse for 25yrs then an addiction nurse for another 10yrs. she was always married/involved with alcoholics and the nuns took advantage of this which worked out for all.
        i am doing fine but very limited in what i can do which i find very frustrating. i know it won’t get better but i will learn to adapt better. i have to, hubby having a bad day today and i have to be able to do for him. i just increase my resp txs and use o2 when he is napping which will be most of the day today. thanks for asking. of course my dr says it would help if i would get rid of the cats to which my son laughed and i rolled my eyes. i can’t give up my kitties. that is unthinkable, there is such a thing as quality of life that must be honored.

        • Powell says:

          Grandmadebi you 1st MIL went thru what the nurses at that time did. They couldn’t date doctors in the hospital. If they married them they couldn’t work at the same hospital. Huh? Stupid. Being a nurse and doc w/no masks, gloves, little sterilization. OMG. Medicine has come very far.

          I’m sorry that you have a hard time of it and your husband. I understand what the doc is saying about your kitty but it’s a scientific fact that pets help people’s quality of life.

        • Nancy says:

          I was blown away when I heard that nurses couldn’t get married until they were 40.
          Did nuns always have control over nurses? Mu aunt was a nurse in Canada and she
          was taught by nuns as well. Your first MIL should write a book. What a story. I love that she went into the field of addiction. It’s not an easy field but the rewards are huge. IMHO

          I wish I lived near you as I would come and help you with you and your husband and play with your cats. 🙂 Some people (doctors) don’t understand the relationship between animals and their pets. Of course you can’t give them up. My husband is allergic to cats and at one time we had 6 of them. He has to take allergy medication and an inhaler but never entered into his mind that we had to give them away. I change his pillow case every morning and it does help. Hang in there.

          • Powell says:

            The nurses called the head nurse Sister. Where they actually nuns?

            • Nancy says:

              I think so but maybe not. That’s why I was confused. It looked like she had a relationship with that older man don’t you think? At times I liked her but other times not at all. What do you think?

              • Powell says:

                Yeah. I think they tried to have a relationship in the past. He still wants her and she him but doesn’t want to admit it to herself. That’s truly sad that they had to make that choice if they wanted the career.

    • Powell says:

      I’m sorry Grandmadebi. 😦

    • klmh says:

      Hi gmd,

      In a few weeks or so, if not already out, there is a generic medication, oral once a day pill, that will help with your breathing I believe. The oriiginal name is Singular, which is expensive, but with the generic is should be much more reasonable in price.
      I have asthma and cats, used to have horses, pollen, mold, etc but this med is a Godsend. Haven’t tried the generic yet but hopefully its as good as Singular. I also take it with Zyrtec.
      Also, I have found that bathing your cat and leaving him inside reduces the dander that so many of us are allergic to with cats. You don’t need to do it often either.
      Good luck!

  24. RealHousewifeVA says:

    So, from what I’ve read, the timeline of RHoNJ is all screwy. Does Bravo think we are a bunch of idiots, and these ladies just go along with it and film fake voiceovers to go along with Bravo’s manipulations?

    Melissa took the girls out on July 11, 2011.
    Posche Fashion show and reunion filmed end of September/Oct. 1, 2011.
    Fabellini Launch and Caroline’s Sirius show both filmed mid October 2011.

    Melissa was not babysitting Teresa’s girls during Fabellini launch. They weren’t even talking. She took the girls out even before the Napa trip.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Yes, I believe they do think we’re idiots.

      • RealHousewifeVA says:

        Well apparently some people do fall for it. One person commented on Teresa’s blog that Teresa is crazy to say Joe and Melissa didn’t go to the Fabeliini Launch party when Melissa was doing her a favor by watching her kids. lol

        • BB says:

          Some people just watch the shows and that’s it. A lot of people don’t look at blogs and do any type of fact-checking. The show is the only thing they have to go by.

  25. plainviewsue says:

    A lot of rumors out there that Caroline & her mom don’t speak any longer either. Interesting succession of tweets. Caroline tweeted her blog was up. I tweeted Nettie & she was sweet enuf to tweet me back. Becos it’s difficult to understand the order of tweets, I’m just going to put the person’s name who tweeted it, followed by the tweet !

    Caroline Manzo – The Real Housewives of New Jersey – Star Light, Star Bright – Blog – Bravo TV Official Site… http://fb.me/27yIA24rD

    Nettie Laurita – ‏ @CarolineManzo All,All,All of us will be wishing on that star.xxxxxxooooooo

    PlainviewSue – @NettieLaurita @CarolineManzo You sound like such a wonderful mom Nettie. Such a shame u needed to be exposed 2 such darkness.

    @NettieLaurita – @plainviewsue ” All is well that ends well”.I’m confident in that thought. Thanks for your nice thought.xo

    • Powell says:

      That was nice of her sue. Caroline better stop thinking she is the “Don” of the family and get her house in order.

    • RealHousewifeVA says:

      I never heard Caroline and her mom don’t speak. But I did see a tweet where someone asked Caroline if her mom sold her jewelry online and Caroline said she didn’t know, you’d have to ask her mom. The person also asked Dina and Dina said that she takes special requests and each piece is made with love (something along those lines). It seems maybe Dina is a little closer with her mom than Caroline is. Teresa made it a point to say she didn’t say certain things to Caroline out of respect for Dina and Nettie.

  26. WindyCityWondering says:

    I am running an experiment at RHNJ Bravo Blogs for each housewife – one comment that agrees with the “storyline”, one comment that isn’t in agreement with the “storyline” and one rabid you are so wonderful, I love you and everything you do, blah, blah, blah. All are in moderation – will any of them make the cut?

    • Nancy says:

      We clearly have way too much free time on our hands. LOL Too funny WCW.

    • Lady Chatterley says:

      🙂 Reminds me of when Elaine on Seinfeld set up the owner of their cafe to see if he’d hire her, because all of the waitresses had big boobs.

    • Powell says:

      “Agree with the storyline” has the beat shot but I’m doubtful.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      I love your sense of scientific adventure. Will you be publishing your results?

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Of course I’ll report back – the Bravo blog posts fascinate me – even when what we watch is horrible behavior – Bravo seems to allow posts that stick to the storyline and who they want us to like. Amazeballs!

  27. AZGirl says:

    Caroline is right regardless and the world is wrong. She has family members who are not speaking to her including her mother what does that say? It means that Caroline is relentless and unforgiving. In the words of Carole “That is not a good quality”

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      It means Caroline has her own reality that she lives in and she damns everyone else who questions that fact!

      • AZGirl says:

        SH has a post regarding Dolores Cantana (Caroline’s friend) and how Dolores is now buddies with Tre. Which may make sense regarding the comment Caroline made about Tre putting a wedge between Caroline and her family. Personally I think that wedge was there all along.

    • When will self-righteous Caroline wake & figure out that her biggest enemy is herself! How can she blame every problem she has on Teresa? It just boggles the mind. Why does Caroline even bother to get out of bed in the morning? Teresa will screw up her day, why bother Caroline??

    • Why am I not surprised at what lengths those scientology crazies will go to? So glad Katie & her daughter got out.

      • BB says:

        I’m having trouble understanding this quote from the article. (A Scientology spokesperson responds: “The Church does not punish people, especially in [that] manner.”)

        • Powell says:

          Right BB. When I heard that last week I was like “especially in that manner”. So they punishpeople in other manners? Hmm. Kirstie Alley gave an interview to E! in which she basically said VF should have interviewed Tom if they want the truth and that all religions probably seem strange to those that don’t practice it.

          • BB says:

            The author of that article tried to interview Tom and officials of the Church of Scientology and they both declined. They’d rather put out their one line statements.

        • lovemamaearth says:

          I think it’s a PR statement and CYA move. Dunno otherwise.

        • BB, I took that to mean what happened to the scientologist gf Tom Cruise had for a few months, before Katie Holmes. She was punished, as described in the article. At this point, too many people are coming forward with their stories about the abuse they suffered while in this weird “religious” group. Tom Cruise is a nut. Kirstie Alley and John Travolta are idiots too. The treatment they receive from the cult is far different from what the rank & file get. Hopefully the spaceship (Ron Hubbard, founder of scientology claimed this) will come soon and take them all away, and the world will be a better place. 😉

      • lovemamaearth says:

        I’m glad too. I hope Scientology cult loses the tax exemption.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Vanity Fair has always been my guilty little pleasure – I miss Dominick Dunne but VF never fails to deliver or tackle the unconventional.

      • trudie says:

        I loved reading Dominick Dunne’s articles and books.

        • Putchka says:

          Trudie: Dominick was a great writer, he kept you interested. Always told a great story which is what story tellers are supposed to do. I’ll never forget his face when O.J. got acquited, along with Mr. Kardashians. Great guy, despite his demons.

      • Powell says:

        I miss Dominick Dunne doing his show Power, Privilege and Justice on TruTV. He was always at the trial, went to a party at their house, was their neighbor , or saw them in the elevator at a hotel. He was always everywhere.

  28. BB says:

    Jac is mimicking her mentor Caroline only using a different tense. In Caroline’s blog she says “it is what it is” (one of her favorite lines). In Jac’s blog she says “it was what it was.” There is no hope for Jac if she’s looking to Caroline as an example of a good mom/friend/relative.

    • VV says:

      It’s that Blk money. I can’t prove it but I’m sure Albert is financing a big chunk of that failed enterprise. She feels she owes her more than money.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I always hear the Stones, “Under My Thumb” when Wacky Jacky starts to justifying…. and ITA – Caroline holds the purse strings on the BLK and Chris is jumping through hoops to deliver a success for her entitled spawn.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Heaven help the autism community if this is their new spokesperson/advocate. “giggle, giggle, sip…flutter eyelashes, lean over and show cleavage, giggle, giggle, flip hair, pout lips,… Hi? My name is Jacqueline and Teresa doesn’t support me. I thought we were friends and that we could buy their stuff at the auction and that she would tell me on camera about her legal problems,.. but, It WAS what it WAS. giggle giggle sip”

      • Winston says:

        LOL Lainey! I am still not understanding why she would even mention Teresa and whether or not she has been supportive since her son’s autism diagnosis. What does that have to do with anything? Who cares how Teresa reacts, what is most important is how Jac is reacting and what SHE is doing to care for HER son. I just can’t believe she went there even when it came to her son’s autism.

      • VV says:

        😆 😆 😆

      • MelTheHound says:

        You forgot the hiccup.. Otherwise, Perfection 😀

  29. AZGirl says:

    Personally, if the reunion ends up being a 4 on 1 with Tre I am done with NJ. Jac and Chris are only hanging on Albert and Caroline shirttails to keep from filing bankruptcy. But after Albert being busted on the residency at the Brownstone and Caroline looking for an “apartment” to downsize, I don’t think the Manzo’s finances are looking good.

  30. Powell says:

    I heard Kathy Bates has a double mastectomy. I hope she’s going to be ok.

  31. Powell says:

    I didn’t know she had ovarian cancer. My goodness. It is good she doesn’t have to do those later treatments.

    Ever since Juliana Rancic had her double mastectomy my mother and I discussed it and I think if it happened to me that I would have the double mastectomy also. I remember when actress Christina Applegate had hers,I thought she was so brave for doing it but thought I couldn’t but I now think that I could do it. I hope I don’t ever have to make that decision though. There is just too much cancer. I believe it’s our environment, chemical, food, a host of things, especially when there is no family history.

    • Powell says:

      Oops. This is to BB. I don’t know how this ended up down here.

    • BB says:

      A week ago today, my sister-in-law’s mom had a double mastectomy even thought they only saw cancer in one breast. She is somewhere in her early 80’s (she won’t tell anyone her real age) and demanded that she have reconstructive surgery at the same time. My SIL and I kid each other that her bubbies will be much perkier than ours. She didn’t want to do the double, but the doctor told her that her breasts wouldn’t look the same if she got reconstructive surgery on one side only. That convinced her. Lol. This is a woman who still flirts with men and exchanges phone numbers when my SIL takes her out to dinner. It’s so embarassing for my SIL. She’s a hoot.

  32. Powell says:

    If anyone has a Nook or the Nook app they are offering any newsstand title for free for 15 days.

  33. I Need A Life! says:

    I haven’t been able to catch up on all the gossip this week. However, I can’t get Sonja out of my mind. I think the way she was treated by Aviva is awful, but I loved the way she stood up for herself. She has a great line in the next segment that goes something like, “She had someone ELSE pay for her education. She should use it.” Yes. Aviva has had a rich daddy and rich hubby taking care of her.

    I would personally rather see a talk show hosted by Sonja than Katie Couric or Bethany. Sonja has a good heart. She’s tough. She’s been, “up and down and all around….gets herself up and gets back in the race.” That’s Life! I know. I can’t stand that she acted like a pig knowing that her ex and daughter will see it, but, if I didn’t have cab fare in St. Bart’s because my purse was stolen…Sonja is the only housewife who would help.

    Shove the toaster oven aside, Sonja. You’re so much smarter than that…street smart.

  34. Winston says:

    I watched the RH of Miami that was available on OnDemand and OMG these women make Tamra Barney look like a saint. Not sure I will watch and am curious to see what everyone else thinks once they watch it. They seem to be the most fake, plastic, witches of all the Housewives. Disappointing!

  35. lovemamaearth says:

    Oh the Teen Mom kids are so cute. They really deserve parents who are ready to be parents. Please America give Sex Ed & Birth control !!!!!!!!

  36. Three Blessed says:

    I think Sonja is sad… She’s truly trying to hold on to a life that is not her reality anymore. I see all the drinking and flirting as a coping mechanism. All in all I think she has a good heart but I really see her as someone who is depressed and broken. I hope she can get her act together. She was coddled for so long in her marriage she doesn’t know where to start. I hope she gets it together.

  37. AZGirl says:

    Posting this link so I can look at it tomorrow. http://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/iscroll/

    • lovemamaearth says:

      That cracked me up. So you could look at it tomorrow. Smart trick.

    • Pghemtchick says:

      Interesting that “Manzo Sirens Media” was sued. Possible court error? Highly possible since Bravo was spelled wrong. Anyways, I knew the kids and Albert were being sued, but Caroline as well is named. Interesting. Just search plaintiff : Adolfo Arreola.

  38. myname2use4now says:

    I’d like to buy a drink for whomever (or is it whoever, I never remember) found that screen shot of Aviva. Hilarious!

  39. AZGirl says:

    It is me and DirectTV but the sound and video are off on TCM?

  40. lovemamaearth says:

    Anyone watching Real World Reunion?

  41. Zoey says:

    Someone said ‘relentless’, which of course reminded me of Adiva, and with all tho talk about Caroline, it made me think, wouldn’t it be epic to see those to in a ‘disagreement’?
    I certainly couldn’t handle watching it routinely, maybe just one or two to see who comes out ahead! We could place bets!
    Sorry for typos,I am typing quietly incognito under theblankets in a hotel, trying not to wake up roommate in other bed. Ican’t sleep,thanks a lot Lunesta. I think I got a blank one with no drug in it.
    Thanks so much to all for keeping our group going strong!

    • Kansas Girl says:

      GO TO SLEEP! GO TO SLEEP! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.)

      The visual of Adiva and Caroline going at each other is so amusing. They’d both suck all the air and energy from the room to the point lesser angry beings would collapse.

      • Zoey says:

        Omg, Kansas girl that is hilarious!!! Good one! You’re totally right about these two. Good thing we are watching from afar!

  42. MamaZ says:

    Good morning all. I’ve been to busy to check in the past couple of days. Hope everyone is well and happy belated birthday to any I’ve missed. 🙂

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