Make Way for the Return of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Atlanta – and other Housewife News – by NoMoreDrama
Holy Cow. How are we going to keep up? Bravo has announced the premiere dates for Atlanta and Beverly Hills, filling in their Sunday and Monday time slots.
PREMIERES NOV 4 @ 9/8C – SUNDAY
Atlanta will return with five of the housewives – NeNe, Cynthia, Kim, Kandi, and Phaedra. Sheree couldn’t come up with enough of a story line to stay on the show, There will be two new housewives Kenya Moore and Porsha Steward on the show, but thankfully no Marlo Hampton. I find it strange that Kim isn’t in the cast photo but NeNe does seem to be blonde.
What’s new in the ATL since we last saw the ladies? We know NeNe’s sitcom has debuted in Hollywood and she’s a rising star. Kim Z is a new mom and settling into down. She is close to – or has moved into – her new home. Cynthia tweets all the time about that modeling agency of hers – so maybe she’s still in business. I think Phaedra Parks might still be with Apollo. They tweet photos of them out and about quite a lot.
Kandi Burress is my favorite ATL housewife. She seems to be busy with her radio show, opening a second retail store, and yesterday had a housewarming that implies she moved into a new house. I’m sorry to be vague but I just got on twitter and it’s hard enough to follow NJ and NY much less the other ladies. But here are three tweets from Kandi yesterday leading me to believe that 1) she is in a new house with a pool, 2) still with honey Todd, and 3) that Apollo was at the party and therefore Phaedra likely was as well.
PREMIERES NOV 5 @ 9/8C – MONDAY
For Beverly Hills – as we already know the new housewife is Yolanda Foster, who’s the wife of music producer David Foster. Camille Grammer and Marisa Zanuck are also on the show, according to Bravo, but not mentioned as part of the main cast. It seems that Camille accepted the “friend of the housewives” role that was offered to her. I find it really hard to believe that Kim Richards has a full time part on the show. I sure hope she shows up once in a while.
This is what Brandi Glamville has to say, “I feel SOOOOOO blessed to be the first friend of HW to become an actual full-time HW after being in real life both!” My only question is why wasn’t she considered a full-time HW last year. She added a whole lot more to the show than Kim Richards.
TMZ is reporting that co-star Adrienne Maloof was granted a restraining order against husband Paul Massif today – continuing the saga of their ugly divorce proceedings.
Meanwhile in New York, the reunion filmed yesterday and Andy Cohen tweeted a photo of the set.
This isn’t much of a surprise, but Sonja Morgan and Ramona Singer continued their bizarre behavior with Ramona tweeting a photo of the two of them in dressing gowns during lunch and Sonja tweeting I’m going in. Everything relating to these two is beginning to feel very contrived, and I’m growing pretty tired of it.
Remember the sort of housewife who was on RHONY when Sonja joined – Jennifer Gilbert? Well she tweeted this to Bethenny Frankel. Does anyone else find it strange that she doesn’t have her number and has to publicly tweet her?
@Bethenny hi, Its jen gilbert. I’m still obsessed w/being on your show. I did marie osmond this summer (trippy) and got a call from k.couric
The Real Housewives of Miami, Text, Lies and Your Smile is Fake by MKValle
Tonight’s exciting (NOT!) episode opens with Ana & Alexis meeting for coffee and discussing the evening meeting all the ladies. They talk about Karent sizing up all the ladies and how odd it was that Rodolfo introduced himself to Ana when they already knew each other. We learn that Elsa is okay, released from the hospital and at home. Elsa was most concerned about looking good when she fainted and making certain her legs were closed.
Karent surprises Rodolfo with a special massage. Turns out it wasn’t that special for Rodolfo. Karent want him to talk about his difficult marriage and wants him to know that she is there for him, she’s not going anywhere. Apparently he isn’t either because he’s fallen asleep on the massage table. I almost feel bad for Karent, she seems desperate to marry the guy and I think he’s not the marrying kind.
Lisa visits her husband’s office with a pile of framed photos in hand. She points out some pictures that need to be taken down. One is of the doctor with models playing “naughty nurses”. I have to agree with Lisa on this one, the picture is totally unprofessional, creepy in my book. Lisa wants to replace some of his diplomas with pictures of her, why does he need to have so many? Unlike Lisa, her husband is educated and wants to show his accomplishments. She spots a Playboy cover with an ex girlfriend, removes that to add a wedding picture. How do these homely guys get the hot girls? Oh yea, money.
Marta is complaining to her sister because she doesn’t get along with Romain. Marta is looking for Joanna and accidentally runs into Romain getting ready for a shower. She runs through the house yelling about being grossed out seeing his penis. Joanna shares that she and Romain had a great sexual relationship but not so much now. Could be that sister Marta is around too much?
Adriana invited Lisa & her husband to a yacht show to check out the interiors for some remodeling ideas. Lisa thinks Adriana will get seasick if she lives on a boat and won’t like it all. Only time will tell but I don’t think Adriana will be happy living on a boat either unless it’s a really big boat. Lisa and Adriana talk and we learn Lisa wants at least two children and that she’s been trying for three years to get pregnant. Maybe Luanne can give her some advice on IVF.
Karent’s at her “spa dental office” meeting with her publicist. This was an enlightening scene, how to get yourself invited to red carpet events? You hire a publicist! The event planners may question why you should be there but if your publicist is good, you will get out there and be seen. Karent claims this is how she builds her business. Her celebrity dental spa business.
Lots of marriage talk this episode. Joanna gives her fiance an ultimatum, marry me or break up, Karent wants to marry Rodolfo but he wants to fall asleep, and Fredrick wants to marry Adriana but she wants to wait until the boat is done. I did like the scene with Adriana and Fredrick. They looked normal having a meal at home. No makeup, no big hair.
A scene with Lea and her son online watching her husband giving his closing arguments in some big case. I didn’t really pay too much attention to the scene, I kept thinking are you certain that’s her son, not her grandson. Lea looks like a grandma to me.
Onto the Swine & Wine event at the Biltmore. The texting drama continues, but no one really cares except Karent, In the end, Lea, Ana, Marysol, and Alexia laugh about being crazed fans, Marysol orders a double of ignorant bliss (referring to Karent). So that’s where the title of the episode comes in, Text, lies and your smile is fake Karent.
Project Runway “I Get a Kick Out of Fashion” by BB
There are seven designers left; Dmitry, Melissa, Sanjia, Ven, Fabio, Christopher, and Elena. Elena is the only designer who hasn’t won at least one challenge.
The designers meet Tim and Heidi at Radio City Music Hall where there is a line of Rockettes on stage. They give a demonstration of their kick line and dance routine. Heidi joins them on the kick line in a sparkly green dress.
Each designer will have a chance to come up with a new costume for the Rockettes. The designers meet with the director and choreographer of the Rockettes, Linda Haberman. She tells them the look must be versatile enough to be worn year round and must look spectacular to even the people sitting in the balcony. The designers have 30 minutes to sketch and can study past costumes displayed on dress forms. The winning design will be produced by the Rockettes and used on one of their shows.
Dmitry was a professional ballroom dancer so he has an idea of what he wants to make. Melissa wants to use shocking pink. Elena has put dance costumes together before. Fabio wants his costume to have some see through sections. Christopher wants to have the New York City skyline in his design.
The designers go to mood to choose their fabrics. The choice of fabric is going to very important for this challenge. Sonjia is getting no ideas at Mood. Ven can’t find what he’s looking for and has to go in another direction. Elena also has trouble finding what she wants at Mood. She’s not happy with the colors she has chosen, which she calls blue and yellow band colors. Elena also goes $150 over budget. She has to return some items and will have to try to make it work with what she has.
Before the designers go to work, Tim tells them they will all be going out to dinner that night to celebrate being in the final seven. Elena is already complaining about the fabric she has chosen and Dmitry wonders why she chose it if she hates it. Sonjia is already thinking she’s going to have a meltdown. Ven wants to keep it simple and not go overboard. Ven, this is the Rockettes, it’s ok to go overboard a little.
It seems as if the final seven designers have loosened up a bit and are having more fun in the workroom. They go out to dinner that night. Sonjia would rather be back in the workroom instead of at dinner. Elena apologizes to Dmitry for being a bitch. He thinks the wine is working and making people open up a bit. Ven talks about his upbringing and why he is the way he is.
Back in the workroom, Christopher thinks a lot of them are off their game. Ven thinks Elena’s costume looks cheerleader. Sonjia is not into it and her creativity is missing. Melissa has 18 pattern pieces to her costume, which is insane to Fabio. Elena tries on her costume and makes fun of it and starts laughing. It looks like a drum majorette costume to me. Christopher loves his design which looks like it’s going to be something silver.
Tim checks in with everyone. He thinks Sonjia seems very disabled. She has no clue what her design is going to be. Her costume has no top, just a feathered bottom. He thinks Ven’s costume looks like a regular dress and wants to know where the impact is. He tells Fabio to “bitch slap that bitch” when he sees his design. Tim says “yikes” when he sees Elena’s band uniform dress. Christopher thinks Dmitry’s costume looks like a high school dance costume. Tim thinks Christopher’s costume has some crotch exposing elements with the short skirt. Christopher is missing something and wishes he could go back to mood to get some things to embellish his costume. Melissa’s has no sequins or shine and is going to have difficulty finishing on time. Tim is takes the designers back to Mood, gives them $100, and 15 minutes. Ven, Dmitry and Fabio are staying back because they are satisfied with what they have and would rather use the time to work on their designs.
Elena buys more sparkles and Melissa has no idea what she’s going to get to add to her costume. Christopher tells her to use black sequins but she can’t afford them. Christopher gives her $50 of his money. Sonjia doesn’t feel any better than she did the first time around. The models come in and Elena doesn’t know why, but she’s excited to see the outfit on her model. What happened to the old bitchy whiney Elena? I don’t care, I like this new Elena. Melissa doesn’t know if she’s going to finish hers on time and Sonjia still doesn’t have a top. Sonja skypes with her boyfriend and it puts things into perspective for her as to why she’s there. Ven’s dress color is not bold and too understated and I wonder if it will be “glitzy” enough for the Rockettes.
It’s the day of the runway show. Ven helps Melissa finish her design because she’s way behind. Christopher’s outfit rips when his model lifts her arm. Melissa’s zipper falls out of her dress and she doesn’t have time to replace it. Sonjia, Christopher and Fabio try to help her get it back on but can’t. Everyone is talking about Ven’s costume being too simple. Melissa has to sew her model into the dress because she’s out of time. Elena suddenly thinks she might be going home for her design (she might). Christopher thinks the runway is going to look like a gay pride parade.
The guest judge for this challenge is Debra Messing, actress from Will and Grace and current star of Smash. I like the way Dmitry’s dress moves. It’s shiny and glimmery. Melissa’s dress is cute but I’m not sure it’s totally Rockette looking. Ven’s dress looks like a dress, not a costume. Elena thinks her dress looks too overwhelming. I love Christopher’s New York skyline dress. Fabio’s dress is good, but not the best. I can’t decide what I think about Sonjia’s dress, but I’m not crazy about it. Fabio is safe and excused from the runway. Those remaining have the best and worst designs of the night. I like Dmitry’s and Christopher’s dresses the best and Ven’s and Elena’s the least. I think the judges will put Melissa in the top three and Sonjia in the bottom three, if they are going to go three and three. Let’s see if I have the judges figured out. I don’t always.
Heidi doesn’t think Sonjia’s dress is a showstopper. She looks boxy and not sexy. The others think the feathers may be too fragile and it’s not glam enough. Heidi loves Dmitry’s dress. It’s edgy and she loves the movement of the fringe. Michael thinks it’s a new modern take for the Rockettes. Nina likes the choice of the color and Debra thinks it’s glamorous. Heidi thinks Ven’s fabric is nice, but the dress is boring, it’s just a dress that sparkles. Michael thinks it looks like an evening dress chopped off. Nina would have liked more drama. Debra disagrees with the others. She likes the simplicity and the movement of the dress, but doesn’t like the hemline.
Heidi thinks Melissa’s dress is a showstopper, but sees flaws in it. Michael thinks it’s dramatic and graphic, but it’s a little awkward. Nina thinks she looks like a cigarette girl, but otherwise it’s a miss. Debra is confused by Melissa’s dress. Heidi loves the message of Christopher’s dress and wants to know how he made it. Nina thinks the illusion is beautiful and she loves it. Michael thinks he had a great idea and he executed impeccably. It’s a Bob Mackie moment. Debra thinks it’s celebratory and magnificent.
Michael thinks Elena’s dress it tacky Las Vegas cheerleader. He thinks the necklace piece is gaudy. Debra thinks it’s a beautiful costume for the circus. Nina thinks the problem is the fabric. Heidi thinks it’s cheap and cheesy. It’s not sophisticated enough. Elena gets emotional because she tried to use more colors and different fabrics and Heidi appreciates that she pushed herself. Heidi tells the designers that it’s very hard for the judges to make decisions at this stage of the competition and that they are all talented.
After the judges deliberate, they decide the winner among Dmitry, Christopher and Melissa is Christopher. I loved his costume. Dmitry’s outfit was really great too. Sonjia is saved from elimination. It’s between Elena and Ven. Ven is going home. Ven has not shown much range this season and has been a little one note. The other designers seem surprised when they see Elena walk into the room. She is overwhelmed with emotion. Tim calls Ven’s exit a wake-up call for the other designers. I enjoyed tonight’s episode. Even with the little meltdowns, the designers seemed more relaxed and had a little more fun with each other. It took them long enough. Oh no, next week the designers’ models are babies!
Watch What Happens Live – by LittleNewton
On last night’s WWHL, the guests are Marysol, Alexia, and Ana from RHOM. The bartender is an actual telanovela star since Andy thinks the show is just like one. Andy even puts some scenes from next week episode to really dramatic music to further prove how telanovela-like it is
A caller asks about Alexia’s son and she says he is doing remarkably. He had a severe injury to his brain but he has responded really well to therapy and gets better every day. That question segues to Alexia’s part in the show. Andy says that her priorities shifted and that’s why she isn’t a bigger part of the show. Alexia says she never gave up on her son and is grateful for being able to care for him and have the resources to do so. She kept talking for about 2 minutes which is a long time for a show and I could tell that Andy kept trying to get her to stop talking. I respect Alexia a lot for making the decision to scale back her time on the show. It proves that fame wasn’t more important than her son.
A caller gives kudos to Andy for the Miami and New York cast changes and says, “now you just need to do New Jersey”!!!!!!! Andy didn’t seem surprised by the comment and just gave an OH. I agree with that caller. The caller asks Ana what she thought about Karent calling her an older woman. Ana says that she may be 5 or 7 years apart from Karent and that doesn’t make it a generational gap. She then goes on to say that Rodolfo did text her and texted everyone BUT Karent. I believe Ana more than I believe Karent. Karent seemed a little taken aback when she had to confront Ana about the texts but that’s just my thoughts!
Rodolfo comes up again after the break and Ana says Rodolfo isn’t even a has-been, he’s a never-been and not a real telanovela star. I love this drama. Ana says she thought it ridiculous that Adriana brought Karent over to talk about the texts. Ana’s ex-husband Robert comes up and she says he is great and can’t say anything bad about him. Alexia says her oldest son is not modeling anymore and does not have the same girlfriend. Ana and Alexia are tring to fix him up with Ana’s daughter.
Marysol (who I forgot was on the show because she barely spoke) is asked if she had a facelift and she says no and seems a little offended by the question but laughs it off. Ana hints that Lea had a facelift and Andy brings up that Lea denied it on WWHL last week. The ladies don’t buy it. Marysol is asked if she is seeing anyone and she says no but hopefully soon.
Game time! Andy had Marysol ask Mama Elsa a few questions about the future. The ladies have to guess what Elsa said. From the answers we learn that Mama Elsa believes we can talk t aliens, there will never be world peace (we will kill each other first), and Andy will still never find true love in 2013 because he’s too sensitive and doesn’t want to experience heartbreak but Marysol says who does? Since Andy thinks WWHL watchers smoke pot, Andy asks if marijuana will be legal in the future but Elsa wouldn’t answer because she is “too Victorian”. Lastly, will we see more naked Prince Harry? Apparently yes. Andy shares that Mama Elsa apparently has every single phone number Andy has and he has no idea how she gets them. Odd!
Andy’s Mazel goes to a woman who was stuck in a freezer for five days because she couldn’t get out after she sought shelter there. The Jackhole goes to whoever didn’t nominate WWHL for a primetime Emmy. Andy shows his make-out sesh with Cloris Leachman and says that’s the clip they submitted.
Next week’s line-up looks great and Cat is on the show which I believe was when Lynn was supposed to accompany her. Hopefully Cat will try to bring Lynn up and honor her in some way. We can hope!