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Big Brother Special Wednesday Live Eviction by BB

Head of Household Ian has put Shane and Jenn on the block.  Shane wins the Power of Veto and also wins a special surprise and can take someone with him.  He chooses Danielle.  They leave and it feels surreal to them to be out of the house.  Their surprise is they get to watch the Fierce Five from the Women’s Olympics Gymnastics Gold Medal Winning team perform.  Remember the house has not watched the Olympics, so they don’t even know the team won the gold medal. The team introduces themselves and they all have an awkward conversation back and forth.

You can tell Shane and Danielle don’t know a whole lot about women’s gymnastics even though Danielle says she loves gymnastics and “tumbling.”  Uh, gymnastics is a little more than tumbling, Danielle.  After the show, Danielle and Shane are all lovey-dovey in the car riding back to the house.  Is Danielle really as naïve as she seems?  They come back and tell the other houseguests where they’ve been and they all seem so excited about it – NOT!

At the Veto meeting, Shane saves himself.  Ian then puts Danielle up for eviction against Jenn.  Dan is ecstatic to be in the final four and says he’s willing to do anything to win the money, including stabbing anyone in the back.  Shane and Dan both vote to evict Jenn.

The winner of the Head of Household and guaranteed to be in the final three is Danielle!  Surely (don’t call me Shirley) she’s not going to put Shane on the block.  We won’t find out until tomorrow night’s live show.


RHONY Cast Blogs by RamonaCoaster

Carole Radziwill

I couldn’t help but wonder. . .what makes the Perfect House Guest?

The perfect houseguest, above all, arrives on time and brings all her necessary equipment such as bathing suit, tennis racquet, medications — certainly the hostess cannot be responsible for lending personal articles to her guests, especially her medications. The perfect houseguest will stay on her medication.

Don’t forget to include prosthetic limbs especially if you need them for swimming.

The perfect guest sees that her luggage is compact, and has appropriate attire for all occasions. She should appear in the dining room at breakfast dressed for the morning’s activity. The proper attire for breakfast is a simple frock with spectator shorts.

What’s wrong with nude? It’s breezy and you may even get less UTIs.

No guest should expect to have every hour of her day planned for her, nor expect to spend each waking minute with her hostess.

But everyone wants to spend time with cool Carole especially when you call them crazy b*tches and f*cking idiots under your breath.

The polite guest refrains from the truth if the truth is disconcerting. It is appropriate to suggest to the hostess a dipping sauce but inappropriate to suggest sex with the chef.

Sex with the chef could upgrade you to dumplings instead of spring rolls.

A good guest will roll with the punches. Expect the unexpected; things may not go exactly as you hoped. A good guest will break her nose on the window but not let it spoil everyone’s fun. A good guest should not drink the entire supply of house wine, however she should let go of expectations and help to drink some of it.

Just be happy your guest(s) didn’t just stick their open mouths under the wine spout.

If you are a pampered rich girl and can’t get on without a maid, forewarn the hostess to that effect. If your hostess has a personal butler on staff, he can unpack your bag. A polite guest will not take up his time, however, with her luggage alone, nor should she expect him to lay out her outfits, or pick up undergarments, or again, provide sex.

The butler will be too busy answering the door from all the random people your guest will invite over to have sex with them.

Do not give orders to your hostess’ house staff, use up all the towels in the bathroom, toss cigarettes about, get into political or religious arguments with other guests, flirt or make unkind remarks about your hostess’ friends, or again, drink all the wine. In fact, all of the behaviors which annoy your family at home should be avoided when you’re visiting. Your family has to tolerate you, but your hostess can strike you from her list. And probably will.

Let’s not forget, do not ask guests to pull your finger. I can barely tolerate family when they ask me to do that.

Don’t expect the household to revolve around you. If you have anxieties do not bother your hostess or her guests about them, over and over and over. Do not expect your hostess to provide parades or banners or parties. A good hostess will greet you with open arms, settle you in and then take care of her other guests, staff and plans. She will not drool on your husband. She has a lot on her mind.

This was meant for Aviva and I’ll have to agree with this one. Also a good hostess would shut crazy behavior down.

Don’t invite visitors without asking. While some hostesses are OK with you having a friend, it is wise and gracious to clear it with them first. This is especially true if you are planning on a group of French speaking Italians, or anyone at odd hours who is dressed as a pirate. It is always unacceptable to wake up the other house guests in the middle of the night.

And if your guest does invite someone over to bugger them, you don’t out which entry way they prefer on a cable reality tv show.

Being a good houseguest means being good company, be good company. Withhold complaints and get into the swing of things, be it vibrant dinner conversation or adventurous activities. A fun time for guest and hostess alike is why you’re there in the first place, and it’s what will get you invited back. A good houseguest wakes up hung over in the morning and gossips with her hostess about the previous night’s activities by the pool.

Unless you invite your significant others on a girls’ trip. Then the other girls without dates can complain all they want regarding the change in dynamics.

Lastly, always remember that you’re a guest: Remember to be gracious — after all, she is letting you stay in her rented home. Let your hostess know that you appreciate her kindness. It is usually considerate to reciprocate an invitation but in this case don’t bother. I’m busy.

*Thanks in part to Elinor Ames’ Book of Etiquette (1939) and a bunch of other stuff.

And if your host/hostess is Bravo, you ignore all of the above.

Sonja Morgan


Once we laughed about it we were genuinely looking to enjoy the remaining two days with all of the ladies. Aviva did not want to give us even that. She barged in and began chastising us like two little girls! Who does she think she is?

She thinks she’s Queen Aviva who is used to getting what she wants by throwing a tantrum.  She’s good at it. Looks like she’s had plenty of practice.

And then. . .double date dinner. What is this!?! It turned from a girls’ trip to a fragmented mess. I don’t think Carole has much experience hosting.

Maybe you should write a blog about being a proper hostess. A proper hostess invites everyone who are your guests out to dinner.

Then, it was convenient to have a couples dinner since her “rock-n-roll sometimes lover” who lives in LA and tours most of the year was in St. Barths and they could. . .


Before we left, Russ was not a significant other. CarolE said he would be working most the time. He was staying in a hotel. She candidly admitted herself to A-Diva while shopping that they both slept with other people.

Wonder why Aviva isn’t being as judgmental with Carole as she is with you.  But then again, she hasn’t slept with Harry Dubin.

Isn’t it funny how after telling us all over and over about every single one of her phobias and anxieties, that A-Diva then says, “Meh, the plane wasn’t so bad. . .”, THEN WHY KEEP BRINGING IT UP! She cannot let anything go. Also she keeps telling us how embarrassing it is for her to have so many anxieties. . .THEN WHY KEEP talking about them?! I understand it must be difficult to be neurotic. . .but after a while enough is enough. Get help. You’re a grown up now.

If she didn’t have these neuroses, she’d be a pretty dull girl.  What else could she possibly talk about?

Shame on A-Diva for saying those things. I am on a downward spiral because I like to let loose and have fun with my girlfriends on vacation? I may be down but I am not out. (You may remember that line from my soft burlesque skit that I wrote last season!)

If that’s what you call a downward spiral, then what do you call throwing nameless insults at friends and dumping your endless phobias on us time and time again?

Good point Sonja. Aviva seems to be projecting her insecurities onto you. Like most housewives I’m sure things will come out about Aviva that would make Aviva cringe. I think some info already has.

I was very disappointed to see the other side of Reid. I felt better knowing that A-Diva had Reid as her back bone and crutch. Hearing him make such a nasty comment about the other women who are not at the table being overweight really hurt.

Aviva better not gain another ounce if she wants to keep Reid as her minion.

Or in this case, took it off. I’m glad Carole got nekked in the pool also. I was starting to think her sexy talk was just that — all talk!

I’m beginning to see a pattern here.  Sonja nude, Carole nude. Sonja sleeps around, Carole sleeps around.  Sonja with crazy friend, Carole with crazy friend.  (I prefer the kind of crazy Sonja hangs out with. Way more fun.)

I am hurt and surprised that Carole would voice to others that she was offended that I did not come to Russ’ concert. That was never on the agenda and was a last minute invitation. Plus, we had an early flight the next morning! I think it’s obvious why I did not want to go after a day from hell with her and her new BFF A-Diva.

Someone on production staff must suck at giving out itineraries unless it’s another drama creating tool.

I’d like to end my blog with two quotes from Helen Gurley Brown (Rest In Peace) “Every woman’s body is beautiful and should be celebrated,” and “You don’t have to belong to someone else in order to be an admirable person. And sex is a wonderful thing”


Top Chef Masters “Foodie Flash Mob” by BB

I must lead a very sheltered life.  I had never heard of a Diner En Blanc before.  From what information I can gather (because it’s such a secret), a Diner En Blanc is a “flash mob” type of picnic or dinner where the invitees are sworn to secrecy about the time and the place and everyone shows up for an impromptu dinner or picnic dressed in white.  They are normally held outdoors, happen in most major cities, and I think the idea originated in Paris.  There are some truly spectacular pictures on this link of Diners from around the world.  Be sure to take a peek.  It makes me want to be invited to one.

The competition is down to the final four chefs; Lorena, Patricia, Chris and Kerry.  I can tell you now I do not want Patricia to win this competition.  I re-watched last week’s episode and saw some things I had previously missed about how Patricia put Lorena down.  She even critiqued the way Lorena was cutting up her veggies.  I mean really.  I don’t care who wins out of Lorena, Chris and Kerry, but Patricia is not this fan’s favorite.

Curtis greets them in the TC kitchen.  There is a red line on the floor dividing the kitchen in half.  For the quick fire challenge there will be two pairs, but each person must make their own dish.  The problem is that one person on each team has to gather the ingredients and one team member has to do all the cooking.  Chris and Patricia are one team and Lorena and Kerry on the other team.

Chris and Patricia like working together.  Patricia and Lorena are on the pantry side and Chris and Kerry are on the cooking side.  The cooking side is telling the pantry side what ingredients they want from the pantry and fridge and the pantry side has to tell the cooking side how to cook the ingredients for their dishes.  Kerry and Lorena aren’t really communicating, but Patricia and Chris are calm as cucumbers.  Lorena doesn’t get her rice plated on time and she’s not too happy with Kerry, who had to cook her dish.

Las Vegas oddsmaker Johnny Avello judges this quick fire.  Chris made a duck dish, Patricia made a crusted Tuna dish, Kerry made a Shrimp dish, and Lorena made a salmon dish (without the rice).  The winning dish was Kerry’s shrimp pasta so they are the winning team.  Kerry and Lorena split $5,000 for their charities.

For the elimination challenge, the chefs will be preparing a dinner for 300 people, who will be bringing their own tables, chairs, and tableware for a Diner en Blanc.  They will be serving gourmet picnic style.  They will each prepare three dishes for 75 people (80 including the critics).  They are all glad this is an individual challenge, even though Chris and Patricia bounce ideas off of each other.  Patricia is thinking Italian with an Asian influence.  Lorena is thinking something with a Latin flair (of course) with something sweet included.  Chris is making swordfish as one of his dishes.  One of Lorena’s dishes is spicy chicken salad.  I am really getting tired of hearing how highly Patricia thinks of herself and how badly she puts Lorena down.  It’s like she’s saying “I’m up here, you’re down there.”  Lorena knows her presentation is not going to be the best, but she’s excited about the next day.

The chefs are running across the courtyard with all of their food in white bags.  Their food has been chilling overnight.  Lorena is not happy about the consistency of her chocolate mousse.  All of a sudden people dressed in white show up and start assembling tables and putting their wine glasses, plates and cutlery on the tables.  They indicate the start of the meal by waving white handkerchiefs in the air.  This is really what you call a high-end picnic.  Ruth, James, Frances are the critics along with Curtis and the two founders of the diner en blanc.  The chefs start handing out their large picnic bags to each table they are responsible for.  Of course the critics get to taste it all.  One of the diners calls Lorena’s jalapeno chocolate mousse stupid good, her diners really love it.  I can’t keep up with all of the critics’ comments on the chefs’ dishes.  I’m just going to watch them enjoy.  Patricia’s main dish was Bison.  I can tell all of these diners are very knowledgeable about food.  Chris served a pork pate along with his swordfish.  Kerry served a grilled chicken as his main dish.  It seems the critics really love Kerry’s dishes.  I don’t think he’s going home.  Hey, I just saw Robin Leach, who is looking how shall I say, rather portly!  Caviar Dreams and Champagne Wishes!

When the diners finish eating, they clean up and take everything with them.  It’s like they were never there.  It’s crunch time and the chefs line up in front of the critics table.  The critics loved Kerry’s dishes.  They weren’t impressed with Lorena’s chocolate mousse.  The only thing they had to say about Chris’s swordfish was that it was a little dry.  They wished Patricia’s bison could have been warm and her bread was really stale.  It looks like the men are ok and the women are in trouble.  The critics’ favorites were Kerry and Chris of course.  The overall favorite and winner of $10,000 is Chris.  That means one of the women will be going home.  All the chefs have to go back to the wine room while the critics deliberate.  Patricia’s dishes were a good idea, but the flavors weren’t that good.  She picked the wrong foods to prepare the night before and serve the next day.  Ruth hated Lorena’s chicken salad.  Ouch!  Frances didn’t like it either.  James didn’t like Lorena’s mousse.  So who is going home?  I know who I want to go home.  Will I get my wish?  Yes!  Patricia is going home.  I’m not the least bit sad about it.


Little Newton – Watch What Happens Live

Tonight’s guests Kevin Jonas and Lance Bass for a boyband extravaganda! The bartender is a guy named “Merv Jonas”, who is supposed to be the Jo Bros reject. The poll question is, “Which is the best boy band of all time?” NKOTB, BSB, NSYNC, Jonas Bros, or One Direction. As a child of the 90s/00s, I vote BSB! I must say, Lance Bass looks amazing!

After showing a clip of Lorena Garcia plowing by an old man in Whole Foods, the topic turns to X Factor and more importantly, Britney. Kevin says he loves Britney on the show and did very well. Andy said she was lucid and Lance agrees saying Britney never needed a comeback because she never left the scene.

Andy shows some great old photos of Kevin and Lance back in the day. The pictures were so horrible yet so great. How fashion has evolved! Andy then has Lance guess the Jon-ASS by making him guess which Joe Bro’s butt is on the screen. Lance gets most of them wrong which is kind of a good thing it would be a bit strange if he got all of them right. Stupid game!

NEW GAME! Andy plays along this time and all three of them have to recreate a Jo Bro pose. Again… what? Why? Did they really not have enough to talk about to fill in air time? I will say they did a good job recreating the poses.

The guys get some questions and reveal they both wear boxer/briefs which everyone needed to know. Kevin Jonas is asked his stance on marriage equality and he says everyone deserves the right to love!!

Lance plays plead the fifth and before the questions even start, Lance says he was on Wendy Williams earlier in the day and she brought up when Andy said he and Lance hooked up. Lance even says Andy was a good kisser! The exchange is a bit awkward and Andy is flustered!

Lances Questions:

Who was the worst dancer in NSYNC? Chris Kirkpatrick

Who had the most sex on tour? Chris Kirkpatrick!

Name one female celebrity that hit on you before you came out? Danielle Fishel (Topanga)

A preview clip of RHOM is aired and Lance says he is close friends with Lea Black. I personally can’t wait for RHOM to start and RHONJ to end btw…. Anyway, Lance gets asked if there will be an NSYNC reunion and he says that they are not any closer to having a reunion. Lance hints that Justin is the hold up by saying that he’s doing movies and getting married and probably won’t be doing music for a while (which disappoints me). Kevin says that the Jonas Brothers will be releasing a new album, first in three years. Lance is asked if he accepted Perez’s apology he gave on the show Sunday, for outing him years back. Lance says he has no beef and forgives him. Lance seems like such a nice guy.

Kevin Jonas’ turn to plead the fifth and here are his questions:

Did you ever hook up with a fan? No

Did your parents force you to wear the purity rings? No

Name one male celebrity that you would swim in the man pond with? Channing Tatum

The guys are asked about a statement Justin Bieber made saying he doesn’t want to be another teen heart throb. Kevin says he shouldn’t bite the hand that feeds him. He and Lance agree that he should embrace it and evolve with your fans because they grow up too! Good point guys! Lance is asked if he ever was bi while he was in NSYNC but he says no, he was always gay. I think that question made Andy feel awkward because he moved on QUICK.

The actual game of the show is called Dirty Pop Quiz where the guys get categories and they need to fill in the blanks until the category fills up but they have to get all the spaces correct or they don’t win the category. The guys get most of them but don’t get any full categories correct.

The guys are asked to pick each other’s favorite songs. Kevin says Girlfriend and Lance says Love Bug. A caller asks if there are any stories from being on tour they wouldn’t want their parents to know. Kevin just says that there were many days where they didn’t sleep. Lame story guys!

Andy’s Mazel for the show went to Joanna Krupa for her staged photo shoot of her washing her car with a hose… and then washing herself. The Jackhole goes to Levi Johnson for naming his daughter Breeze Beretta, after a gun.  Well deserved Jackhole.

Poll results show a neck and neck almost tie with BSB getting 26% of the votes, NSYNC with 25%, NKOTB with 20%, Jonas with 18% and One Direction with 11%. The guys do the shotski and they call it a night!


The LynnFam extends very Happy Birthday wishes to our good friend Ms. Jxn!  Have a lovely day, Lady! 🙂

 Please join us this evening for the Season 2 Premiere of the Real Housewives of Miami Live Chat!


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337 Responses to Big Brother/RHONY Cast Blogs/Top Chef Masters/Watch What Happens Live

  1. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. The NJ blogs? Oh boy. Have a great day. 🙂

  2. Powell says:

    Oops. Is it the NJ or NY blogs?

  3. Orson says:

    It’s pleasant to see Carole really roll out the snark.

  4. catmom1 says:

    Good morning y’all. Loving your blogs Ramonacoaster. You rock!!!

  5. Morning All…. I fell asleep EARLY last night..which is so not me…and missed Top Chef…Anyone know what happened ?????
    I read thru the links on the last blog about the Punta lawsuit..It looks like it’s been disposed ???
    No info available on Broward County web site about the suit against hard rock..I’ll have to see if my RED FOLDER side kick has any info…LOL
    Will most def be checking out Miami gals tonite…anymore when I watch these episodes I just laugh at how whacked they all are !!!!
    Looks like SAMCRO is going to be GREAT this season..!! WHOOP WHOOP….
    Chirping twit has a story about the photo shoot for HWS of BH…hmmmm
    TIT and A were NOT there….. YEA !!!!!
    have a great day all…and
    HAPPY BIRTH DAY Ms jxn !!!!!!

    Hugs and Peace

    • Powell says:

      Diva you come back w/the 411 on the lawsuit. 🙂

    • Lady Chatterley says:

      Hey Diva, I just added BB’s recap above.

      • I thought I was hallucimanating LOL. THANKS…
        I am not usually an early a.m. reader , had to get up early as Mr Ford needed immediate blood work at the hospital. his INR numbers are going whacky and the dr is freaking about it..last week he had 2.9 reading..2 days ago it was FIVE…. he has to meet with the dr at one today to figure out what’s going on..just another thing to add to my WTH list..
        I have to work at mr ford is on his own this time…RUH ROH…I dont like him driving especially since he has some memory probs going on…BUT…I cant take away all his privileges. YET !! Thank God it’s a short trip to and from the house to dr…3 turns and less than 2 miles..YEA !!!!

        • Lady Chatterley says:

          Oh dear….worries. We’ll be thinking of you, Dear Diva. Take good care of Mr. Ford (I know you do!). Let us know how he’s doing and you hang in there, too.

        • mardrag26 says:

          Diva…sending out prayers of protection to Mr. Ford today to carry him through his trip. May the angels watch over and guide him,

        • Powell says:

          Diva I hope Mr. Ford’s appointment goes well. Bring him home a treat to cheer him up and you take care.

        • grandmadebi says:

          diva, so good to see you. i keep you and mr ford in my heart and prayers. my hubby was having trouble with his inr until his dr reviewed again everything he was taking including herbals and realized he was taking echinasia(sp) which was throwing off his inr. from now on he takes nothing without dr approval.

        • trudie says:

          Diva, please keep us posted on you and Mr. Ford. Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way.

    • kidsrfunny says:

      I’m not a prude; however I don’t think calling Taylor TIT is in any way a classy move. I understand that it stands for Taylor Is Toast, but for me, it if offensive to read it over and over and over.

  6. Powell says:

    I had to laugh at Carole’s hostess/guest etiquette cause I was visualizing each HW they applied to. And thks Carole for giving a shout out to Elinor Ames and NOT Countess LuAnn de Leseps.

  7. klmh says:

    Ramona Coaster, 5 Stars! I loved reading your comments to the ladies blogs. A wonderful way to start the day, with a big smile.

  8. catmom1 says:

    Spent four exhausting hours with a friend who can be a drama queen yesterday. He really went off the rails. By the time I finally made it home, I was completely frazzled and yet wired. In recounting the days craziness (and there was a lot of it) with me trying to console and offer helpful advice to my friend, Mr Catmom listens patiently till I finish my story. Then he says, “You can’t argue with crazy.” I said, “Oh, you mean like Kelly.” He looks at me and says yes. Who knew when we started watching Housewives they would become such an integral part of our shorthand language we share with friends and spouses?

    • Powell says:

      catmom it was good you were there for your friend but I hope you got some well needed sleep to refresh you for your day. Your husband is funny. Many ladies here have made the same comment that they didn’t know their hubby was paying attention to the HWs. Maybe it’s subliminal suggestions. 🙂

      • catmom1 says:

        In this case it wasn’t subliminal. He actually watched all of the scary island train wreck with me. You know, one of the added benefits of having your husband watch these shows, is you can always point to whatever casino is going on with them, look at your husband, and calmly say, “See, I’m normal.” Doesn’t matter what you’ve done, thought about doing, or will ever do in the future. Whatever it is, the houswife shows make us look great by comparison. I’m starting to see an added benefit to my secret addiction to these shows……

  9. WindyCityWondering says:

    As TCM gets to the finish line, I find it harder to watch! Thank you BB for the excellent recap.
    I like Patricia, she has mad skills, culinary knowledge and she is Chris’ mentor. I find Lorena’s using the same ingredients boring and felt she could have easily been cut last night. Chris vs Kerry will be a real competition for the title. And I really wanted to taste that cauliflower soup!!!

    • trudie says:

      It was clear to me last night that the other chefs do not like Lorena. I can’t remember the comment Kerry made, but he made a positive comment about Chris and Patricia, but left out Lorena. (I hope I am not turning this slight into a Toast-gate)!

      I think this was the second time that Kerry screwed up a chefs dish by concentrating just on his own dish. I know it is a competition, but that didn’t seem to sportsman like to me.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Between the messy shared kitchen space, incorrect knife skill usage and Kerry snubbing Lorena at the judges table last night, I got the same feeling that she wasn’t well liked by her fellow chefs. Kerry does think of himself first and isn’t inclined to help or share. I am going Chris for the win.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        I agree, trudie. The others do not like Lorena. There is some jealousy there. Lorena has a national commercial and is better known by the public than any of the others. They most likely feel that she isn’t as well-trained and/or diverse (in her palate) as they are…they might even feel that she doesn’t deserve the notoriety and success that has come her way. Sound familiar? This is at least the second week, where Patricia “bragged” in her talking head about her superior training, etc. It’s also the second time that her bragging and Lorena put-downs bit her in the behind. Never happy to see a pro like Patricia go; but everyone who is left in the competition is deserving of the win. Even Lorena!

  10. BB says:

    Happy Birthday Ms Jxn. Great blogs Little Newton and Ramonacoaster (Pull my Finger, lol)

  11. Powell says:

    I agreed w/everything Sonja except her justification for not going to Russ’ concert. Like Carole said guests should learn to roll w/what the hostess has planned except the double date. Not cool w/that Carole. I didn’t look at Aviva projecting her phobias onto Sonja but I agree w/that Ramonacoaster. Very good insight.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      IMO, Carole doesn’t hang with this type of woman – and was at a loss when the drama kept erupting. I think she did the double date dinner to get Aviva away from the others so they could enjoy themselves without the “judge” there. Considering the fact that the camera crew was with Ramona/Sonja that last night there was no intent to film the concert. And that fight between Sonja and Aviva was stupid – Aviva would have argued any point made because she gets off on monitoring others’ lives because her own is a massively ugly trainwreck.

      • Powell says:

        When there were no cameras at the concert I figured Bravo couldn’t get permission. Not a good thing for the promoter $$ wise.

        • Called A Princess... says:

          Powell, I think that Bravo does not like to pay royalties to artists. The reason that the housewives songs get promoted is because bravo gets a cut. Everything Bravo is not paved in gold. I am sure that some artist’s would rather be dead then have their life’s work on the housewives shows. IMO.

      • PJ says:

        Maybe I lead a sheltered life but I don’t know any people like Adiva, thankfully.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Oh, I know a few “needy me” types and I steer clear! I will say hello but never how are you. And oddly enough, I always have some place else I have to be – ta ta gotta run! lol

      • T-Rex says:

        I think Carole and Russ were already planning on going to dinner as a couple, knowing that Aviva was there with Reid and all freakin out on everyone, I too think she decided to remove the two distractions from the house, JMO. I don’t think Heather, Coaster, STDS or Lu-Man were ever going to be invited to the dinner.

      • Orson says:

        WCW, I disagree with part of what you’ve said. I think there were more than one camera crews there (I’ll define a camera crew as a camera operator, a sound guy, and a “producer”, and it could be a combination producer/sound guy since the ladies are wired for sound so there’s no need to handle a mike on a boom.). And I recall reading somewhere that the concert producers declared NO FILMING AT THE CONCERT, which is fairly common at most concerts. Which explains to me tape of the ‘ladies’ going to and leaving the concert but nothing in between. And besides, there would probably be some broadcast rights issue for the music the bands performed.

        • Pghemtchick says:

          There was definitely more than one producer as Carole has stated “her producer texted” her to come back after her night at Russ’s hotel.

      • Chicago Diane says:

        I am very late to the conversation , but between the blog and her actions, I really don’t think Carole was focued on being a hostess, or was that comfortable with it. I agree with the earlier note about her very snarky comments about SOnya dn Ramona- not what a hostess owuld do at all- and we could go on and on baout which pieces of etiquette she focused on versus those she didn’t- and really do think she was trying to both appease Aviva and to get the couples together- probably so Russ felt better about being there. It was her intention to have time with Russ away from the house- she was not all focused on being the perfect hostess. And she hid behind that language- the etiquette discussion – in her blog to get her points across.

        Much as I need to say that, I do think it was poreposterous that the group was so focused on their own fun that none of them focused on Carole’s original reasons for being there- or celebrated any of thatt, at all. That was thoughtless beyond words.

  12. Powell says:

    Lady C you changed Sonja’s pic. This one really shows her bumpy stomach. I hope it smoothed out.

  13. mardrag26 says:

    Good Morning! Thanks to Lady C and company for another great day of posts!
    I actually stayed up for Top Chef last night too….and am glad Patricia went home. I liked her in the beginning, but as the show progressed, so did her ego. There is a way to state your prowess without putting anyone else down.

    Have a lovely day all! Hugs and Blessings!

    • BB says:

      From James Oseland’s blog: “I truly believe that if Patricia hadn’t been distracted by her self-imposed Silk Road theme, and had just cooked the sort of food she herself wanted to eat, food that showed off her heart and soul and her brilliant intellect, she could have won this challenge. And instead, she was too damn clever for her own good.”

  14. Powell says:

    BB next week’s TCM is going to be a good lead in to the finale I think.

  15. Donna says:

    I have a hugh dislike for Kerry. He showed what an azz he is during the quick fire, I felt he deliberately undermined Lorena dish. I wanted to wipe that smirk off his face when he won the quick fire. The egotistical azz “I love working with Chris and Patricia” was very hurtful to Lorena. I hope Chris wins!

    • Powell says:

      Donna as I was reading it I was thinking to myself if he purposely messed up her dish. I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who thought that.

  16. Powell says:

    Mmmm mmm mmmm. I’m watching the View and Whoopie said Kelsey was on Conan last night and said he and Camille didn’t have sex for a whole decade, Camille says that’s not true. Why in the heck is Kelsey saying these things 1st on Oprah now on Conan to bash Camille? His PR should be telling him not to bash her and he should be taking their advice. He seems to forget that he has kids w/Camille. UGH!!!

    • BB says:

      Would you want to have sex with someone who wanted to wear your nightgowns? Sorry, had to go there.

    • Lisa Renee says:

      Powell, good morning. No way Kelsey is ever going to get past Camille’s “big hands, big feet, BIG DISAPPOINTMENT” comment & going to take a hit at her whenever he can. I can’t remember who said it, but the worst kept secret after they split was his affinity for wearing women’s shoes, that has to suck on so many levels. Don’t get me wrong I am a Camille supporter especially since he tried to split the kids up in custody dispute. Have a great day, Lisa

      • catmom1 says:

        Oooh, I had forgotten about the big hands, yada, yada comment. Excellent point. Everything makes much more sense now. Note to self: Never publicly mention a man has a small, ahem, member publicly.

      • Powell says:

        Lisa I has forgotten about Camille’s “BHBFBD” comment also. So that was last yr when Camille said it, he got what he wanted from Camille-the quickie divorce so he could marry Katie, he’s married, has a new baby, the financial part of the divorce is finalized and he can’t just be happy as he claims to be. He’s on a PR tour to slam Camille? Makes no sense. It’s almost like when people laugh hysterically to hide their pain. Is his really happy?

        • Lisa Renee says:

          Powell, Happy? Not by my definition & I normally don’t try to define anyone’s version. But, from my seat his agenda is the opposite of happy. I can’t imagine sleeping next to such a beautiful woman & not touching her for a decade. Hell, I’m straight as a board & I would be tempted to take a swing at her lol. Says more about him than it ever will about her. Why no intimacy? I am chalking it up to jealousy. He is pea green with envy he couldn’t wear her clothes, shoes, accessories etc. I liken it to living with a female friend & he is the DUFF in the equation. I agree with WCW, this is his version of damage control & trying to regain his fan base, one I was a part of since he is quite talented. I have puporsely avoided any project or interview he is in because no matter what he says will ever trump treating his children like community property. One for her, one for
          me BS. Lisa

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      IMO, Kelsey is trying to regain his fan base lost because he is a sleazy d bag. Unfortunately, what he did to Camille can’t be erased by saying nasty things about her.

      • Powell says:

        No. It seems to me he’s doing more damage and It’s not going to help how “Hollywood” views he and Katie as a couple. It’s like he and Katie are discussing and laughing at Camille.

  17. Powell says:

    Congrats to Nick Lachey and Vanessa. The had a baby boy Camden John 8lbs 9 oz. Maybe Camden and Max, Jessica Simpson’s daughter will be BF & GF in 20 yrs.

  18. ATLnNYC09 says:

    I get Carole doesnt have alot of experience hostessing but why didnt she tell the other ladies about the concert before they left for the trip? Maybe on the first day of the trip? She cant put the blame on Sonja or Ramona for not going if they knew last minute. Certainly she cant say she was so hurt or upset when they didnt know about the event until last minute. Does she not think that maybe if she waited to the last minute to invite someone to an event that they might think it doesnt mean that much to her? In turn, it might not mean that much to the people she invites?

    Personally, I hate when people do things like that. Im mostly go with the flow but if a friend or family member wants me to attend an event, they better tell me AHEAD of time dammit. That is one of my big pet peeves. Piss poor planning on your part Carole!

    • T-Rex says:

      I am pretty sure they all knew about the concert, it’s the reason that Carole was going down there in the first place, concerts by large rockgroups aren’t just impromptu jam sessions they are planned WELL in advance, I think some more Bravo editing was involved, or those two loons were so freakin drunk they forgot. If you go back a to the first episode of the trip I think it was being discussed when Russ was introduced to them. I am sure at the Reunion this will be discussed, and everyone will see that MS Passive and Ms Agressive(STDS and Coaster respectively) were being totallly ridiculous in not attending the concert that they were invited to.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Carole did tell them about the concert – but some of the ladies were more interested in making the vacation what they wanted it to be and disregarded the finishing the book, seeing the boyfriend and the concert message.

      • Powell says:

        T-Rex I also thought the concert was discussed in NY when Carole invited them all or am I mistaken?

        • catmom1 says:

          That’s what I remembered Powell.

        • Orson says:

          You are correct. C told the others in NY that Russ would be performing in St. Barth’s (The full name is St. Bartholomew, so is it Barth or Bart’s?) and why doesn’t everyone come with her for the concert and a girl’s vacation. The concert was out there from the get-go, but remember, Romana has very selective hearing, let alone retention.

          • BB says:

            Barts if you’re English, Barths if you’re French

          • PJ says:

            I just remember Carole saying he would be giving a concert there not that they were all invited. Ramona says the concert invitation was last minute. I don’t blame Ramona and Sonja for not going with Adiva being along.

    • ATLnNYC09 says:

      Ok. I was reading Sonja’s blog and I guess she fibbed a little as she wrote she was invited to the concert last minute.

      • ATLnNYC09 says:

        Here is what she wrote: I am hurt and surprised that Carole would voice to others that she was offended that I did not come to Russ’ concert. That was never on the agenda and was a last minute invitation. Plus, we had an early flight the next morning! I think it’s obvious why I did not want to go after a day from hell with her and her new BFF A-Diva.

        • BB says:

          I don’t know about Sonja, but didn’t Ramona admit that she just didn’t want to be with Aviva and that’s why she didn’t go? If I were either of them, I wouldn’t have gone if Aviva was there. And I’m sure Carole and the others probably were glad the “tension” was removed too. Maybe there is a little sour grapes on Carole’s part because I don’t think Russ got the exposure he and she were maybe counting on. I mean she has promoted him and his music as much as herself and her book(s) on the show. Even her BFF Heather put a plug about him in her blog.

          • Lady Chatterley says:

            Carole promotes him on twitter, too

          • Jules says:

            Even with Ramona saying she didn’t want to me around Aviva anymore. It still could have been a “oh, let’s go to the concert after dinner.” and Ro and So decided no thank you. Think Carol and the others knew those two weren’t going otherwise why would the 4 be in one vehicle when on the way to dinner it was 3 and 3.

        • T-Rex says:

          Sonja is not correct, not going to call her a liar, but it wasn’t the truth. That’s why I posted that STDS and Coaster will get called out on their so-called last minute invite which is a crock of shite, at the Reunion! Look you think that those two are going to pass up backstage passes to a concert loaded with men to ogle at, NOPE, they got their “panties” in a bunch and decided to take their toys and sulk back to their room, very immature and childish behaviour but these two have decided this is how they want to look this season. It’s gone from one childish act to another, and I used to feel sorry for STDS no any more, she is an alcohol infused nightmare that can’t keep her legs closed. So sad that her daughter is going to have to put up with her friends teasing her or even maybe even seeing herself about her mother’s antics.

          • BB says:

            Whatever the story, I don’t blame them for not going to the concert and enduring Aviva’s judgmental snarky backhanded attitude. Why expose yourself to that if you don’t have to?

            • RealHousewifeVA says:

              But why not just tell Carole they weren’t going to go? I thought that was the rude part.

              • BB says:

                I agree with that. They shouldn’t have just disappeared. Even if they made a last minute decision after they got into the cars, they could have called her on her cell or something (if the cell phone service was working).

                • Called A Princess... says:

                  Ramona and Sonja like to teach everybody else life lesson but are not willing to learn their own. I think these two went into the trip thinking that they, as senior cast members, should be treated better then the rest. When this did not happen the resorted to childish behavior to get their way. Adiva’s lack of awareness did not help matter either. It became a cluster #$@& for everyone involved.

                  Someone on Tuesday stated that they thought that Carole had been smoking pot because she was so relaxed in Ramona and Sonja’s bedroom, lying on the bed, requesting their presents at the dinner. My take is that Carole may be low energy due to some less then healthy, eating issues. Low energy is one of the major signs. She is very very thin. JMHO.

                  • JenninFL says:

                    She is painfully thin. When she was sunbathing topless on the yacht it was hard to look at. You could see her complete ribcage.

                    • Called A Princess... says:

                      Yes and she has veins that loom up on her face that I have never seen on a TV star before. When she was younger and her weight was healthier, she was a real looker. I think she is laid back but I also think she is very depressed. Somethings, it is very hard to just, get over life. When she first came on the show, people were commenting on her teeth and I think it is because her jaw line has been effected by the weight issue. She has too many teeth for the frame of her skeletor face, now. IMO.

                  • trudie says:

                    “I think these two went into the trip thinking that they, as senior cast members, should be treated better then the rest. When this did not happen the resorted to childish behavior to get their way. ”

                    Maybe … but they all seemed to get along until Aviva showed up. I don’t blame them at all for not going to the concert.

                    • Called A Princess... says:

                      They would have ruined it anyway. Besides they would not be on camera so there was not benefit for Ramona or Sonja to go to the concert and they would not be the center of attention. Could there also be a bit of a generational gap between the new cast members and the old. LuLu would want to appear to be hip, but Sonja and Ramona really would not care about that. Maybe they did not want to have the ears blasted at a concert. EMWTK!

      • Jules says:

        In NY at Carol’s when she invited everyone down. She NEVER said “we’ll all go to the concert” only that Russ was playing. I believe it was a last minute invite.

        • BB says:

          That’s what I remember. That Carole was going down there because Russ would be there playing and she wanted to see him. I don’t remember her saying, let’s all go to Russ’s concert.

          • Sam says:

            I agree. She never specifically said that she wanted the other ladies to go too. And since the REAL purpose of the trip was to do a performance for Bravo, I find Carol’s “hurt feelings” in regard to how they treated her to be disingenuous.

          • RealHousewifeVA says:

            Yah but she invited them to St. Bart’s and listed the reasons why, in my opinion it was implied they would go watch Russ play. Why bring them all to St. Barts just so she can go to the concert alone? Also, why split up the cars with 4 in one and 2 in the other?
            I call SET UP by Bravo.

            • Eastbayca says:

              I completely agree with you. This is a bravo set up to bring more drama (paint Sonja and Ramona in a bad light).
              Going to “sunset drinks” the cars carried 3 housewives each. After, a split as you mentioned 4 and 2. Carole and the others seemed relaxed and laughing on the way (walk) to the concert, also on arrival back at the house.

        • Zoey says:

          Maybe Carole wanted to wait and see how it went with Russ meeting the women. If it was a disaster as she was so worried about, she wouldn’t invite them to the concert, backstage, etc.

        • PJ says:

          I remember the same thing, there was no mention of them all going to the concert just that there would be one. I believe the invitation to the concert may well have been a last minute thing.

          • Called A Princess... says:

            My guess is that Carole was not aware that she was dealing with women that needed to have their hands held and lead through an alcoholic haze. Ramona has never wanted to be obligated to anyone to do anything. So this whole awareness about the concert was a big middle finger to the host apparent. Ramona is a total control freak and Sonja is passive aggressive, makes for a nightmare guest combo platter. Carole never proclaimed to be a professional hostess, in fact she made it clear at the lunch in NYC, That she was not “the hostess with most-ess.”One can not be anymore honest, then that. IMO.

            • PJ says:

              Perhaps but I would not have gone to a concert or anywhere else with Adiva. I would never subject myself to that. I don’t blame Sonja and Ramona. BTW there weren’t any problems until Adiva arrived.

    • RealHousewifeVA says:

      Carole DID tell the ladies about the concert, they did a flashback of it on the last episode when she said he would be performing and they all clapped and got excited. Even Ramona. I think the problem was that this trip was a Bravo trip under the guise of being “Carole’s trip” and the vets (Samonja) didn’t pay enough attention to pretending what the trip was about.

    • trudie says:

      Didn’t she say somewhere in her blog that the hostess and guests don’t have to be joined at the hip? If she can go on a double date and leave the rest of her guests out, I see nothing wrong with Sonja and Ramona not going to the concert.

    • Called A Princess... says:

      I think it was the first or second thing that Carole address in the invite at her poorly planned, late afternoon lunch, at her apartment. She talked about the concert, before she invited them to come along. In all fairness, it could be said, that the trip, was really about the concert and not about a girls retreat. Ramona and Sonja decided to hijack the vacation to bring on the drama. It worked. They are not very honest women, particularly Sonja. You do not have to call people names, to be considered very rude. IMO.

      • Jules says:

        a bravo trip is always a girls retreat. the Russ being there was a plus for Carol and a convient storyline that Carol “invited them”. we all know Bravo pays everything and picks the house. the girls all get to plan a day of activites with Bravo picking up the bill. Somethgs they really must attend.

        • Called A Princess... says:

          Bravo is kind of a no mans land of lawlessness. In other words, there are no rule, just assumptions and bold face narratives, badly acted. The reason there are no real rules on Bravo is because cast and crew need to always have an exit, plausible deniability clause, to avoid adulthood and any legal messes. The rules should not be brought out, just to support a popular sexist belief that the genders have to separated, before women can be safe and have fun. It was not a true no man zone anyway, because the servants were male. Just ask Sonja! JMHO.

  19. Amusing write-up of an OK Magazine party with some of the Housewives:

    Excerpt: ” …is interviewing Melissa from the Real Housewives of New Jersey. She pressures Melissa to speak about “the last good book” she read, a task akin to asking a good-natured Dachshund to identify its favorite sonatas.

    “I don’t read,” says Melissa with a smile. I turn my head, eager to catch her back pedaling out of this corner. She courageously bulldozes right through it.

    “You know, I really don’t read,” she repeats. And again: “I don’t read.”

    Somehow I’m not surprised. 😎

    • Powell says:

      Well I guess it’s better than pulling a Sarah Palin and saying “I read any and everything”.

    • Lady Chatterley says:

      Do any of these broads read? I don’t think we generally see towering intellects on these shows.

      • Orson says:

        It seems they read only cookbooks and tabloids. I seem to remember Teresa at some book signing wondering why people couldn’t read her cookbook while on a plane. Keep in mind, the only post high school degrees these women are interested in is an MRS.

    • catmom1 says:

      So glad you posted this. What a funny read.

  20. Lady Chatterley says:

    Weeping over Phillipe’s and Marysol’s mountaintop wedding. So sweet!

  21. plainviewsue says:

    Ryan Culberson‏@RyanCulberson – Brooks Ayers is a manipulative lying piece of shit!

    This was tweeted 15 hours ago!!!!!! No other details. No response yet from Vicki.

    Also Aviva tweeted Does everyone forgive me yet? Obviously, very nervous about the turn about on her. If she stopped tweeting negative tweets about Ramona & Sonja, she’d look a bit bigger!!!!

    Also Tom Murro (who is BFF’s with Kim G) had an article out, where he claims that Slade called Joe Guidice a douchebag to this guy Tom’s face. Gretchen called him out, saying that Slade doesn’t even know Joe. I have a feeling, while this guy Tom Murro does not always spill the truth, that this one is true.

    • Orson says:

      If *I* were on RHONYC (and I hate to delve really deeply in what convolutions of REAL Reality that would encompass) and if I had the wallet, The next time there was some sort of trip, I’d arrange for a red carpet, banners, a marching band, fireworks, a local politician with a welcoming speach, and a cute little 5 year old girl in a frilly dress with a big bouquet of flowers to greet Aviva.

      I mean, you can’t have a circus without elephants, you know?

      • Zoey says:

        Or at least they should have had one of those small planes that has a banner flying from it’s tail like you see when you’re at the beach that says ‘Joe’s Crab Shack $9.99 all you can eat buffet’, except welcoming words for Adiva!

    • Orson says:

      “Also Tom Murro (who is BFF’s with Kim G) had an article out, where he claims that “Slade called Joe Guidice a douchebag to this guy Tom’s face. Gretchen called him out, saying that Slade doesn’t even know Joe. I have a feeling, while this guy Tom Murro does not always spill the truth, that this one is true.”
      ^^^^ ^^^^
      Well, does that change the fact that Joe Guidice IS a douchebag? Though, come to think of it, that’s not a very nice thing to say about douchebags. But I’ve never had any personal first hand experience with the devices. Your mileage may vary.

    • BB says:

      Ryan Culberson is probably correct.

      No, Aviva, I won’t forgive you until you publicly apologize to Sonja and Ramona. And I’ll be like Caroline Manzo, you’d better mean it when you do it. You haven’t done that yet. You’re still badmouthing them.

      Slade Slimey calling someone a douchebag is like Kelly Bensimon calling someone Koo Koo

      • plainviewsue says:

        LOL BB. But wondering what Crooks did to warrant this tweet from Ryan?????????

      • Lady Chatterley says:

        🙂 Me, too. No remorse there. She’s just surprised that the rest of the world isn’t on board with her. She went in there to bully those ladies – perhaps she could explain what exactly was behind her relentless attacks on these women.

        • BB says:

          She hasn’t gotten it yet. It’s not “us” she needs to be apologizing to and asking if “we” forgive her. It’s Sonja and Ramona and the rest of the ladies whose vacation she ruined. So far she’s only apologized to the viewers who had to watch her. She didn’t do anything to us but provide us with two hours of entertaining train wreck viewing.

          • BB says:

            And since I don’t do twitter, maybe someone could tweet to her that it’s not the viewers she should be asking for forgiveness.

            • Zoey says:

              I think she should SINCERELY, though I don’t think she does ‘sincere’ very well, apologize to Ro and So, then to the other ladies for ruining several days of their vacay, then to us for having to watch it! Then I still won’t like her but I’ll feel better. We all know she won’t mean it, but still….

          • Eastbayca says:

            All Aviva has to do is read the comments left on her latest Bravo blog….most of them tell her to apologize to Sonja and Ramona. Her “Rush Limbaugh” apology (blog) and Reid’s comments aren’t buying her any like or love.

    • RealHousewifeVA says:

      Slade and Joe Gi are both douchebags, so it takes one to know one.

    • PJ says:

      I guess Adiva is used to giving empty apologies and in her world everyone forgives her. I don’t think that viewers who witnessed her in action will so readily forgive her or forget how vile she is.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        She has expanded her world somewhat and not everyone in TV Viewing Land is ready to forgive an empty, late, and sarcastic apology.

        • PJ says:

          I have a feeling that Adiva has never been very popular, because the way she acts probably turns everyone off.

      • Called A Princess... says:

        The down falls of degree’s of high maintenance women? When you have to many pampered people in the room, who gets to breath the best air? It also seems to me that Adiva, Sonja and Ramona have the most in common, temperament wise and that may be part of the problem as to why they might have hidden expectation of/for each other? I think they all owe each other big apologies. Assigning blame is how the casino blew up in the first place. JMHO.

        • PJ says:

          I don’t think anyone owes Adiva an apology for something that never happened and something Adiva escalated in the first place.

          • Called A Princess... says:

            I guess we always have to have villains?

            • Called A Princess... says:

              What I mean to say is that it always takes two or more to create conflict. Each party has a hand in the melee, so to speak. The knee jerk reaction is to always take side but I tend to resist that. I smell a back story between Adiva, Ramona and Sonja that exploded when LuLu mentioned the Reid hotel scheme. Adiva never got over some perceived sense of betrayal, from that moment on, up to the the present. Paranoid much! JMHO.

              • PJ says:

                She still hasn’t gotten over this, what does that say? I think there is a back story but I don’t think it’s the same one you think it is. Look I think Ramona is a pain in the rear end and Sonja is a bit of a diva herself, but Adiva is very haughty and to me haughtiness is the absolutely worst personality trait you can have. I never back a bully.

                • Called A Princess... says:

                  Ramona is a bully too. She just likes to double team people to avoid too much heat. As for hidden plots, I have no idea what they are, but you can tell by the dialogue during the fights that there were agreements made off camera that Adiva feels fell through. When people are angry, generally they do not come off very well. IMO.

  22. plainviewsue says:

    Oy vey. The Manzo boys are opening a restaurant in Hoboken. Guess the black water went down the drain.

    More money mommy & daddy………………………….

    • Lisa Renee says:

      PVS, I see a book in the future…..How to succeed in business, do the opposite of the Manzos, without really trying. A restaurant, GREAT idea! You invest in a business that has a 50% failure rate in a good economy. Better off as a professional poker player. I love your tweets, you are quite the talk over at FameWhorga’s blog. Lisa

      • It’s kind of a shame because they probably do have some skills or knowledge about food service and hospitality but as you said, it’s a hard market to survive in, even in a booming economy. You would think that instead of branching off on their own, they would help their father in the family business that according to rumors is suffering because of “Teresa”.

        • LaineyLainey says:

          Rabble, it’s usually easy for me to jump on the Manzoid ManChildren can’t do nuthin’ Train. There really is one, but I’ll stay off it today…you are very fair in saying they actually do have skills and knowledge in the hospitality/food service industry. Perhaps, if they put a lot of sweat equity into it, and use some sound business and accounting practices, Maybe they COULD make a go of this! It’s win-win. They could be successful restauranteaurs, (sp) and we could possibly never see them on our televisions again.

          • plainviewsue says:

            Lainey, I am sure the Red Queen is pitching Bravo a show as we speak…..her boys opening a restaurant!

            What happened with their blood sweat and tears of BLK Water???????

      • plainviewsue says:

        LOL! Lisa, what your twitter handle? Do I follow you?

        Why am I the talk over at that blog? I’ve read it a few times. Haven’t gone on in awhile. I’ll have to check it out 🙂

        Wonder what the Waikilis are thinking……………didnt the big man, Al Manzo, tell them it’s a bad time to open the restaurant???

        • Lisa Renee says:

          Hi Sue, I was sure I was following you but I checked. No I wasn’t & now I am am & thanks for letting me shop & follow some more faboo people from this blog. Be warned, I do not argue on twitter, if I could tell someone off in 140 charactors or less my family’s dreams would come true. I enjoy it for info & laughs. You can follow me @madre2425 & see a pic of my pupster. Your tweets are all over the net along with your shoutout from Carol & one of your questions andy asked on WWHL. Your like famous, Lisa

        • trudie says:

          “Wonder what the Waikilis are thinking……………didnt the big man, Al Manzo, tell them it’s a bad time to open the restaurant???”

          Good point. Wonder why he changed his opinion.

      • Powell says:

        Great movie quote Lisa!

    • ATLnNYC09 says:

      Those kids never stick with anything for more than 5 minutes. Here’s a tip Manzo’s, it usually takes more than a year for a business to turn a profit. It doesnt happen over night. You actually have to work hard and stick to something to get the big pay off.

      • Orson says:

        Well, didn’t Chris work at the Brownstone for a while? And with Dad to guide them, they’ve got the advantage of some experience in the restaurant business. I wish them well.

        • ATLnNYC09 says:

          They are going to need luck. They are one shifty bunch.

        • BB says:

          The only kid I feel kind of feel sorry for is Albie. I actually think he wants to make something of himself and if he can get out from under his mom’s thumb, he might be successful. I just get a vibe from him that he thinks about this. Even though Chris worked in the Brownstone for a few years, I don’t see him as ambitious and I don’t see Lauren as ambitious either. I think either of them would be OK with mom and dad helping them out forever. JMO

          • WindyCityWondering says:

            ITA – Albie is growing up (and away) and seems to be seeing his fambly through different eyes. Now the newly designated mama’s boy Chris is positioning his lazy butt into first place in the Red Queen’s heart – Lauren again is the perennial loser.

            • plainviewsue says:

              Albie was the one who said to his mama that Teresa looked deflated, and she said to him She’s full of sh*t. I do think Albie doesn’t approve of the way mommy treated Teresa, but he can’t say that aloud.

        • LaineyLainey says:

          Me too, Orson. Especially if their success at this project could possibly mean they would stay off of my hw show. I can’t imagine that it could be a success unless it had their attention 24/7.

    • BB says:

      Does this mean they are coming back next season just so they can promote their next failure? And how can they run a restaurant and promote BLK at the same time? Isn’t running a restaurant pretty much a full time job? I wonder how much involvement Chris and Albie will have in the actual operation. Probably their experienced “partners” will take care of all the work and they will just be the front men. You know, show up and glad hand and greet the customers. That kind of thing. Do local commercials, etc.

      • BB says:

        Oh, and what happned to the wine venture? Albie especially was supposed be involved in that with Chris Laurita.

        • Lisa Renee says:

          BB, whatever happen to anyone with any business that has failed, failing or defunct is Teresas fault. Ask them, they will be the first to tell you lol. Sauce in a jar?? Overpriced to boot. The implication to me is no one in that family will ever start a sauce from scratch ever again & I call BS. The one thing that was said to seperate the Brownstone from the rest is their sauce & they turned around & cheapened it. Banking on the Manzo charm to ignore most Italian homes would have generations rolling in their grave if sunday sauce came from a jar. Lisa

      • ATLnNYC09 says:

        With the Manzo’s its looking more like the phrase, ‘jack of all trades, master of none.’

      • LaineyLainey says:

        Like when Richie took his son to the gas station, the employees were looking at him like they’d never seen him set foot on the property. Crittofer and Albie will show up to film at the restaurant while the employees try to work around them.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Caroline’s tweets make it sound like she and Al are opening the restaurant in Hoboken and then she says it is Christofur and Albie – now the apartment search makes sense. Will she every let her kids to anything themselves? Is the Brownstone going under? Does anyone really care???

      • LaineyLainey says:

        Answers: 1) not anytime soon, 2) Probably 3) Probably not.

      • ATLnNYC09 says:

        Red Queen will never let tweetle dee and tweetle dumb do anything for themselves, probably because they cant. Starting a business is alot of work, which those kids are not accustomed to. She so desperately wants them to be successful that she fails to understand that they arent leaders. They dont have the tools to own a business. Shes throwing Albert’s money away when she should be getting ready for her and him to retire.

        • Zoey says:

          I wonder what Bitter Clown does all day? I mean, the kids are ‘technically’ grown. I know she babies and coddles them, but surely she’s not still breastfeeding. Sorry, shouldn’t have gone there, ew!
          But really, she doesn’t have a career, we don’t see her involved in much of anything but leaning on every counter available and gossiping, or throwing out those freaking weird third person comments to the camera. When the camera is not there, what is old red doing? Chewing on her toenails all day??

          • ATLnNYC09 says:

            Lol. I wouldnt put it past her. She really needs something to do. Albert works like a dog. Surely if my husband worked so much in his business I would feel compelled to get in there with him and roll up my sleeve. Im sure he would appreciate the extra help.

          • LaineyLainey says:

            She sits at her computer coming up with gems the likes of “it is what it is” “baby steps” “let me tell you something” “I’m done!!” “at the end of the day…” and then trying new takes on the old gems… “you take out the trash, your hands smell like garbage… no that’s not a good one… your trash takes you out and then you want to roll around in it….no, no, no…let me tell you something, the trash is tick like a teef” and then she goes and pours herself a cup’a joe and does a TH in the the third person. “Caroline Manzo has a lot to say.” “Caroline Manzo is the next Oscar Wilde.”

        • LaineyLainey says:

          What our parenting expert (B.clown) doesn’t understand is that she’s undermining her adult offspring by hovering the way that she does. She is saying (nonverbally; but loudly and clearly), “you are not competent. You are nothing without mommy and daddy’s help and constant supervision. No one will love you like mommy. etc.” in other words “you are not worthy…”

          • Zoey says:

            Truer words were never spoken! Kids need to feel capable. She is smothering them for her own selfish reasons! They are crippled in many ways imo, and that is sad.

    • VV says:

      That explains their mommy wanting to move closer. She has to help those little boys. Forget Cacaface!!!, Let Lauren handle that all by herself! She’s moving to Hoboken because she’s not ready to cut that umbilical cord.

      • plainviewsue says:

        Selling the house because they need more money for their sons latest venture??????

        I know rumor had it that Caroline wouldn’t be returning. But now that she has a book to sell, a restaurant to promote & oh yeah, Lauren’s business, I think she will. Waaaaaah!!!

      • Zoey says:

        That is the longest umbiblical cord (lol, as some say) in history! Miles long!

    • trudie says:

      I see an episode of “Restaurant Impossible” in their future.

    • ATLnNYC09 says:

      This explains some of that Teresa jealousy. The Manzo’s have never been able to monetize that reality show recognition in the same manner that Teresa has. They have yet to have even half of her success. Boy do they keep trying. Caroline is determined to make her kids successful, even if it takes Albert going broke to do it.

      • Called A Princess... says:

        Maybe CaCaroline wants to sell the fambly home because she is always along in that big house. It is too big for one or two people. Lauren does not seem the type to do house cleaning. Albert seems to never be home. JMHO.

    • Powell says:

      Oy Vey!!!

  23. dickens says:

    I’ll have to catch RHMiami in reruns in favor of Project Runway. Lifetime broadcasts 90 minutes on Thursdays then cuts it down to 1 hour for the reruns (which aren’t shown till the next Thursday). It’ll be my first time reading the blogs before having seen the show. I’ll have to check the schedule to see when I can view Miami. I hope they show it as often as they do other franchises.

    • BB says:

      dickens, if you have On Demand, the first episode of RHOM is already on there. Unfortunately I don’t have on demand where I am.

  24. MelTheHound says:

    Good afternoon everyone.. I hope you don’t mind my dropping this here..

    • LaineyLainey says:

      I like that: Fauxality. CAP was talking about SOA in chat last night. Sounds great! Nice blog, MTH.

    • MY DH loves the show….but I am so behind in it I don’t think I have the patience to catch up.

      • Rabble, I watched Sons of Anarchy for the first time last season. It’s a really good show. Design Diva & MTH answered any questions I had, plus I googled around. Someday maybe I’ll watch all the seasons to get the backstory, but you can still enjoy the show without it.

        Same thing with the Walking Dead. I totally missed season 1, started with season 2 & now can’t miss it. Netflix has season 1 so recently I caught up. AMC reruns the previous seasons from time to time. It’s starting up again in October. The premier episode of the Walking Dead is so good, it’s like a 5 star movie. Yes, it’s that good!

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Walking Dead is awesome and I liked American Horror Story too. Sometimes I really like to use my brain and figure things out and those shows make me do just that.

      • Right now I am watching Supernatural on netflicks and am up to S6, once I catch up I might do either SOA or WD. I saw a few eps of walking dead and I liked it .

  25. T-Rex says:

    Okay Tweepers, I don’t tweet but I know Carole has tweeted a few folks here, someone ask her flat out if the girls were invited to the concert prior to that day. We know Sonja has a complete disregard for the truth when it suits her purposes, as does Lu-Man, Coaster just uses the excuse she didn’t “remember” it that way.

  26. RealHousewifeVA says:

    The thing that doesn’t make sense to me with Ramona and Sonja skipping the concert is that they all split up in 2 cars to go, according to Carole’s talking head. They split up 2 in one car and 4 in the other, when previously they were splitting up 3/3? And it wasn’t filmed? As I said above, I smell a Bravo setup/manipulation.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      This had to be a set up – seriously – do you want to watch four women act like teenage girls dancing around at a concert or the girls gone wild twins?

    • catmom1 says:

      I’m sure you’re right.

    • ATLnNYC09 says:

      The last thing this group needs is more vacation drama.

    • BB says:

      I figure the reality shows nowadays are about 20 percent reality and 80 percent “set ups.”

      • Called A Princess... says:

        BB, ITA. That is why I can not get too excited about scripted reality drama. I think one of the reasons that Adiva was stuck on herself is that that is what she was directed to do by production for drama. Carole did not step in and take over babysitting with an iron hand, because she was directed not too. Pick sides is almost completely impossible because we are constantly being played as viewers. The whole viewing process, without a sceptical and critical eye, becomes very inane. IMO.

  27. WindyCityWondering says:

    Can someone tweet Aviva and ask her if she will be sitting on Reid’s lap at the reunion – inquiring minds really want to know!

    • BB says:

      She may have a couch phobia. Couches can be very dangerous you know. A faulty spring could go haywire and cause that stick to go further up her azz. It could happen. Just ask her.

  28. Holy land of Miliana…..

    On Tues, I forgot oldest DD’s backpack with her snack, so I go back to her school to bring it to her after I take youngest DD to preschool. When I got there, I knew that was when they had computer lab and were looking for parent volunteers so I offered to stay and help. The teacher introduced me to the class and explained to DD that when I help out at school, she has to call me the name the other kids call me and she still has to follow the rules. But she seemed to have a hard time with it and would keep getting up from her chair to hug me. Later on, I tried to explain to her that if she doesn’t follow the rules when I am in the class, that I would not be able to be a helper. Then she says “I don’t want you to be a helper. I just want you to be a mommy, I want you to stay home and clean the house.!”

    So today I go to get youngest daughter from preschool, I am a bit early so I could hear them singing “He has the whole world in his hands” (she goes to a Christian preschool). When she gets out of school I ask her what she did today and she says “Nothing”. Nothing? I can see that coming from a 13 year old not a 3 year old. So then I say “Well, what about the song you were just signing?” and she says “I didn’t sign the song”. I asked her why and she says “because it’s sooooo boring”.

    • Zoey says:

      She sounds too cute! She’s spunky! That used to, and still does actually, drive me crazy when I ask what they did all day, be it my son or my niece or nephew, and they say ‘nothing’. I love hearing the details!

    • BB says:

      Girl, you’ve got your hands full! That’s hilarious. Now get to cleaning that house!

    • Nancy says:

      I think I remember her saying…”Clean the house then go over to nurse Nancy’s and clean hers.” LOL Just think of the day she starts dating. 🙂 Too cute.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      The key to getting a dialog going is to ask specific questions. Who got in trouble today? Who burbed today? Who talked the most today? Who made everyone laugh today? Who did the teacher get mad at? What was the best snack/lunch you saw today. The stories come from questions! It works in preschool and it still works in high school.

    • AZGirl says:

      She is a cutie! So bright! I will never forget my first born’s first day of kindergarten. I was waiting down the street for the bus to arrive at noon (half day only back then). The bus came and no first born. So I run down to the house (this is pre-cell phones) to call the school and realized they tried to call me and left a message. The teacher put first born on the wrong bus and he is on his way home.
      I run back down to the bus stop right when it was arriving. He got off the bus and says to me “Where have YOU been”?

    • lovemamaearth says:

      Cute stories RR. Thanks for sharing. lol

    • lol RR, you’ll be too tired & worn out by the time they are teens to keep up! That’s my excuse, and I’m sticking to it. Those were the best years, many fond memories. I was class mom for my son’s 5th grade class. It was a lot of phone calls to other parents, to get all the things we needed for class parties, but one year I will never regret volunteering. The football years got lengthy. The football moms were the BEST! Pre-season we got organized to distribute the uniforms, get their pictures taken, designate who was in charge of water/gator ade & oranges/bananas. The oranges/bananas help the boys to not cramp up during a game. We fed the boys a big pasta/chicken parm/meatballs dinner, at the high school, all working together to get the food, set up & clean up every week the evening before the game. You wouldn’t believe all the home made cookies & desserts. Talk about dedicated moms. And we went to every game, again volunteering to run the snack shack, sell clothes, etc. I’m actually missing it this Fall. I should go over to a home game, just for old time’s sake. But I’m not working the snack shack!

      • Lisa Renee says:

        BS1F, reading that brought back the best memories. It went by all to fast. My DD played sports thru High School. I have to agree, I do not miss Consession stand duty at all, just everything else, Lisa

    • LaineyLainey says:

      My now 21 y.o. daughter got into the car after preK when she was 4y.o. and said “I learned the silliest song about God today!” me: ” Really? I wanna hear!” she starts belting it out: “He’s got the whole world, in his pants, he’s got the whole world in his pants!!!” so funny!!!

    • You all are so sweet and funny…..

      I actually LOL-ed about the ‘whole word in his pants’.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        Glad it made you giggle, Rabble. I loved that your little one said,..I just want you to be my mommy (and clean the house!) – hilarious. She was seeing you out of the regular context and not exactly sure she liked that!! so cute!!

    • Lisa Renee says:

      RR, I loved this story, thanks for sharing 🙂 WCW advice spot on. Another great question is did anyone hurt you or your feelings today, laying foundation that mommy wants to know if anyone (bullies etc) is messing with her baby. When my DD was 7, now 24, she came home from day camp & over dinner one night refused to answer any questions with more than yes or no. My mom & I told her she doesn’t have to tell us about her day, we will just send a child to camp that wants to talk about their day. The look one her face was priceless, she loved going to camp & still young enough to believe we would send some random child to camp. From that day on we heard about swimming to horseback riding & she sang any new song for us unsolicited. A well place question works wonders. Lisa

  29. BB says:

    Did anyone see (or know that) Ne Ne was on Conan last night? What does legally single mean? Divorced? If so, why couldn’t she say divorced?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      If she doesn’t say divorced than she isn’t a devorcee…. who knows she thinks she is a woman of mystery.

      • Orson says:

        Perhaps she means they’re legally separated?

      • Nene ain’t no dummy. I think she doesn’t want her ex?husband to have anything to do with her money, like getting half of it in a divorce settlement, or being responsible for his debts. Now that she’s RICH, lol.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          So she is legally single (divorced) but they haven’t done distribution of assets/debts? She owes that poor man.

          • Orson says:

            IANAL, but I think it’s all community property until one of them files for separation or it’s granted. From that point on, his income is his and her income is hers. They can still haggle over marital assets.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      She was awesome!!

  30. shamrock blonde says:

    so glad that Patricia is gone – I was truly surprised at her behavior – while I think that Lorena is an excellent chef (said the woman who cannot boil water properly) I do wish she would do something differrent other than a latin themed meal – the way that Patricia treated her was beneath her – the proper way to handle a knife? I get knives taken away from me……..she would have a field day with my cooking efforts!! – I wish Takashi was still in the competition – he was my favorite – now I don’t know who I want to win

    I’ve got nothin’ as far as NYC housewives and their blogs, other than RC had me laughing with her commentary on the blogs!!!! – too funny and so well done – all of the blogs were truly great! Kudooze to all of you, and of course, to Mardrag too!

    *hugs entire board really hard*

    *hugs entire board really hard* – thanks for all of the hugs and love on Tuesday – you guys rock my socks!

  31. Eastbayca says:

    Is Adiva for real?

    Aviva Drescher ‏: Have you all forgiven me yet? 😉 xoxo
    Fan 1: @AvivaDrescher I’m still trying to figure out why you expected a “banner & red carpet”? That has just blown my mind
    Aviva: I am trying 2 figure out if people really took those comments literally. #scary. Xo
    Fan 1: @AvivaDrescher yes! You said them a few times. So are you saying you didn’t mean this statements?
    Aviva: I didn’t have a wedding, or 1 bday prty etc I detest attention and parties. Do peeps think I was being literal?

    Fan 2: Absolutely Not ! Only when u admit that u & ur father are the “white trash” of the Season !

    Fan 3: nope, you acted like a brat! Very sad your children will probably be like you when they grow up.
    Fan 4: You all were obnoxious. Reid owes all the ladies an apology #ignorant

    Another priceless tweet from Adiva….
    “do u really think I wanted a prty?And a red carpet?Or did u c that I was TOTALLY exaggerating 2 make a point? “

    • Nancy says:

      No wonder she’s friends with Jill Zarin. What a perfect match.

      • ATLnNYC09 says:

        She doesnt know when to give it up. You said it, now you have to deal with it Diva. You want to be pretentious, now own up to it. Geez Diva, your a twitter snob too?

    • I Need A Life! says:

      I would have joined Sonja and Ramona in the cab. Who needed to be with Aviva one more minute? Aviva has changed the dynamics of the show/group, not just the vacation. She has brought the show to a screeching halt. I’m not sure if anyone mentioned this, but I’m sure that Carole’s blog was her response to Sonja’s, “What makes a good hostess” comment.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      AvivaDiva has to be eating this attention up! She must be wallowing in it. Hope twittershere keeps throwing well deserved poop at her. She acts like a child having a tantrum and then expects everyone to overlook her behavior once she is done.

      • I Need A Life! says:

        Yes, she has admitted to being wrong, but you don’t JUST throw out words like, “white trash,” “Anna Nicole Smith,” “old fat housewives.” She quotes Rush. These are thoughts that didn’t JUST pop up. It’s part of the fabric of this couple who believe they are supreme. What is said in jest indicates what you really think. Bye, Aviva. Bye, Luann. You bore me. And I never want to see Reid again. Ever. Ever.

        Does Aviva have Tammy Faye eyelashes? Does she ever take the mascara off? Cut off her hair and you’d have one ugly old housewife.

        • LaineyLainey says:

          I like your use of the word, “supreme” – – it fits Aviva’s delusion.

        • catmom1 says:

          Somewhere (sorry can’t remember what site it was on) this past week I read a comment some poster had left about Aviva. According to the comment (allegedly – must put this in here) the poster was in a store in New York. Aviva sees the poster, gives her the once over with great disdain, and as one of them (think it was Aviva) is leaving, Aviva is heard calling the poster white trash.

          No idea if this is true or really happened, but it sounded in character when I read it.

          • I really really doubt that happened. Why would ADiva say anything to someone she doesn’t know? I live in NJ, I’ve been to NYC many times. You just don’t talk to ANYONE unless you have to, it’s rude. If you need help, you might ask directions. Talk to a salesperson or waiter….that’s it. People on the street or in stores don’t acknowledge each other.

            My mom, being a midwesterner, didn’t know “the rules.” After we went to a Broadway show, mom & I were in the Ladies restroom. There were about 20 women in there, waiting for their turn. My mom is naturally nice. She started talking to the woman in front of her, remarking “What a great show! I so enjoyed it, what did you think?” Pretty soon, the whole place was buzzing with conversation. Normally, it’s pretty quiet!

            • catmom1 says:

              Sorry, I always loose something in the translation. The way I read it, it sounded like Aviva was saying it under her breath as she left, not really talking to her.

              • catmom1 says:

                I’m assuming IF there is any truth to this story, that if it happened once it would have happened many times. IF that’s the case, there will be more stories popping up, ala Jill.

      • Lady Chatterley says:

        She claims that she doesn’t like attention?? Please – I’ve never seen anyone so aggressively grab for attention in all my life. She can’t stand NOT being the center of attention – she’s made that very clear.

    • What does it say about ADiva that she was tweeting nasty things to Ramona & Sonja for weeks? Then the fan backlash over her crazy nutzo behavior on the show started….ADiva took note that the fans DID NOT like her. So she starts making fun of herself in her blogs. Mind you, she’s interviewed several times in the past month or 2 how much she does not like Ramona & Sonja. I don’t care if she ever apologizes to them. The ONLY way I would give ADiva a second chance is if she CHANGES her behavior. So I’m watching….let’s see if she tries to make peace with Ramona & Sonja. Not holding my breath either!

      Heather is gaining my respect. She was awful the first few episodes. Then slowly she started behaving better than the others, WITHOUT knowing what the fans’ reactions.

      Reality shows eventually expose every wart, no matter how hard the person tries to cover them up.

      • not THAT Jill says:

        Aviva has become the “Jac” of Twitter. I love getting into it with her on twitter but she is too easy-she responds to too many people and she flip flops on every issue. Me and my sis always tweet her with the hash tag #flipflopper-and Aviva always responds with XO…I think she believes we are being “friendly” with her.

        • Called A Princess... says:

          I think Adiva is a very lonely women. She does love any attention. She needs to get an adult life. Quick! IMO.

        • Lisa Renee says:

          JnntJ, bwhahahahaha. Maybe she wouldn’t reply with XO’s if you called her a flip flopping floozy, Lisa

    • PJ says:

      It’s so funny that her grand majesty Adiva would think people don’t like her just because of the party and banner comments, and then she tells the public that people who took her literally are scary. What a piece of work she is. My question is this: Is she just bringing that part of her tantrum up because she is trying to sell the public on that being the issue, and then telling the public that it wasn’t literal and blaming the public for taking her at her word as if the viewing public is less intelligent that she is? Wait that’s the same thing she did to Sonja and Ramona isn’t it? Adiva really must think she is way above everyone.

      • Lady Chatterley says:

        Yes, exactly.

        And she brought up the red carpet, expecting a party, a banner, etc…repeatedly during that trip. She meant it quite literally. She’s reframing it now, because she’s become the butt of jokes.

        • Powell says:

          And “you should be thanking Reid for getting me here” or however she said it.

          Models like attention right? She’s an attention getter. From the previews it looked like Heather says something to Aviva about bringing attention to her phobias.

          • PJ says:

            I totally believe Ramona when she says that Adiva went on and on about her swimming leg off camera in Miami and then turned on Ramona on camera when she tried to help her out.

            This is Adiva: Don’t call attention to me because of my disability or phobias BUT you do know I am missing a leg and have a lot of phobias right so LOOK at me Focus on me bla bla bla change your tone and shut up and listen to me me me bla bla bla me me me ME!. Now thank Reid for the millionth time, throw me a party, hang me a banner, you fat older women and focuson ME.

  32. AZGirl says:

    Shut up Jill…
    Very interesting to read! Bravo Ratings for Monday 10 September 2012 – RHoNY, Gallery Girls & WWHL … via @BravoRatings

  33. WindyCityWondering says:

    Breaking news: Text from hubby on business trip in NYC – Won’t be home tonight, meeting in NJ tomorrow. I texted back – Are you meeting with the RHNJ? His reply – NO!. I come back – Chicken? His reply – They r scary, especially Caroline! When is Teresa gonna take her out?

  34. Wouldn’t it be funny if ate at the Brownstone, or went to Cacaface. If he’s only going to Newark, or around Newark airport, I feel sorry for him. Worst area of NJ is around Newark airport. Camden/Trenton is awful too…..sorry but it’s true. Check the crime rates.

    • BB says:

      So I’ve been told by co-workers who’ve had to fly into there for work.

      • I couldn’t live in NJ in the bad areas, it would be too depressing. We live in a beautiful town, lots of hills & from the highest points you can see NYC, the bridges….it’s far away bust still a lovely view over the water. Parts of NJ are gorgeous, even some of the NJ shore towns are lovely. Just have to know where to go.

        When we first moved here in 1985, I was so sad because it was January and we didn’t know where the nice areas were. Plus we didn’t have any family here – and no friends either. I loved Bruce Springsteen, so when we found his home town, we moved there because it was so pretty with all the Christmas lights up. Not all NJ people are nasty, we’ve met some great people & now it would actually be hard to move somewhere else. Actually I understand why people are wary of strangers here. They don’t know who you are, and cannot trust that you are okay. It’s a coping mechanism.

        I’ve been going on 2 or 3 hour walks, for exercise & too get healthier. The last couple of days, I’ve been asked for directions several times. It’s so funny! Today while on my 5 mile walk to the post office, I found a large plastic bag. Just laying there. So I picked it up, and started picking up all the trash I found as I walked. Now my back is killing me!

  35. Three Blessed says:

    Yesterday people were talking about meeting up once a year..We should do it at the Brownstone and demand extra tables when we get there..

  36. Contessa says:

    Well well a new project for the manzoboys…I think that with Lauren getting cacaface, it was time for Mommy and Daddy to do something directly for the boys as well. However like with Lauren, Mommy and Daddy will be making the decisions, putting up the cash and running things, as provided by DonCaro’s tweet. This now brings the mystery of shopping for an apartment in Hoboken in full blossom…the new business. I think the Brownstone was getting a bad rep for the all the parties gone bad and people don’t like to frequent business’s owned by folks they dislike. Al has not done himself any favors for cheating the public and being chastized by the governor for lying, plus the overtime class action suit. I have no doubt his brother Tommy (Dina’s) is not happy about the chain of events, and I think Al is beginning to pull out. This could also be part of the reason there is discord between Dina and Don Caro…any type of feud between the brothers.

    If BLK water goes doe the tubes Caro will be pissed at Chris and Jaq big time, sure this will play out at some time.

    • Contessa says:

      Forgot to add…this will give her a new storyline on RHNJ

    • RealHousewifeVA says:

      It actually seems like BLK is surprisingly doing VERY well. I personally haven’t seen it or tried it, but judging from their tweets it’s everywhere and their appearances draw big crowds.

      • Contessa says:

        Hopefully for their sake and for Jaq and Chris as they will need as many resources as possible to help their little boy. However I don’t think I could drink black water, I like the look of crystal clear water, however I do like diet pepse – LOL!

        • Powell says:

          Contessa psychologically you know diet Pepsi is suppose to be black/caramel colored and water is suppose to be clear so that’s probably why you couldn’t drink BLK water. Just a guess. 🙂

  37. ATLnNYC09 says:

    Does anyone even know how successful BLK water is? I live in NYC and I dont see it sold in any stores. Im not really looking for it but black colored water in the water aisle would definitely catch my attention.

  38. kidsrfunny says:

    Does anyone remember Carol’s tour of her home. She was talking about her stereo system and said that was where she sat and listened to tunes and smoked pot. When I saw it, I thought, “did she just say that?”

    Not that there’s anything wrong with it, except it’s against the law, giggles.

  39. Contessa says:

    I have a new nickname for Adiva – Sister Mary Aviva who gets her class at attention by saying “I’m speaking”. I just thought about Catholic girls hs that I attended in Chicago and I swear one of the nuns used to say that – LOL. That is how she came across, as a Mother Superior from the 1960’s preaching to 14 and 15 year old girls, but only to the ones she considered the outlaws, and not the nice little girls who’s parents supported the school (no matter their indiscretions).

  40. lovemamaearth says:

    I hope she’s doing well.
    September 13, 2012
    Monica Lewinsky Seeking Book Deal
    “Monica Lewinsky is shopping a top-secret book project, Page Six has exclusively learned. We’re told Lewinsky has been making the rounds with major publishers, who were all asked to sign nondisclosure agreements to take the meetings.”

    • Powell says:

      Well you know what she’s writing about? After her quilted bag line failed didn’t she move to England to go to law school?

      • Called A Princess... says:

        I hope she has changed her evil ways. Shopping a book probably is not the change I would be hoping for. Is she proud of her claim to fame. Maybe she can do a reality show with Linda Tripp, after the book is done? Maybe not! Barbara Walters will be glad to see her on the view regardless. Ms. Walters really likes Lewinsky but has very little nice to say about Diana, Princess of Wales. I always found that rather interesting! JMHO.

      • This is disgusting. Another book that is sure to land in the dollar store bargain bin. Monica Lewinsky had/or still has good parents. Other women who have been used by successful men do turn their lives around. Remember Spitzer’s prostitute? She is engaged & 7 months pregnant

        • Called A Princess... says:

          I have a friend that went to Lewis and Clark College in Oregon, after Monica’s reign of terror. She seemed to be a power consort. She had an affair with her former married high school drama teacher from 1991-1997. She was allegedly involved in an affair with a college professor at Lewis and Clark. So by the time she landed in the White House angel would not be a word I would use to describe her. What I am saying is that Monica was an active character in the Clinton scandal, not some innocent doe eyed princess from Beverly Hills. JMHO.

  41. BB says:

    I found this little gem while googling housewife home tours. That humougous gym the Manzos had sure went to waste. Anyway after the tour, there are all kinds of funny clips from the NJ housewives talking about who they think is the smartest, who’s the strictist parent, who’s had the most work done, etc. This is when Danielle was still a housewife. Enjoy the trip down memory lane.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I left a post that I was glad they had something going on AFTER RHNJ and I wished them good luck.

    • VV says:

      I doubt it Andy’s obsession with this family is totally pathetic. I smell TV show based on restaurant. I’m actually looking forward TI this because it will be an epic fail and Andy and Bravo will finally realize that NOBODY cares about the Moronzos/Clownzos.

  42. Lady Chatterley says:

    Hey LynnFam – Miami HWs is on shortly – let’s chat!

  43. lovemamaearth says:

    If anyone else is hoping beyond hope that we don’t get into yet another war I hope you’ll email President Obama & /or tweet the State Dept. @StateDept

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