Bethenny Frankel Calls Teresa Giudice Vile and Congratulates Herself for Selecting Aviva Drescher
by NoMoreDrama and Valley Val
Bethenny Frankel weighed in on the real housewives on twitter over the last few days. On Sunday night she tweeted during the Real Housewives of New Jersey Finale, and called Teresa Giudice “vile.” Fans may remember that Teresa dissed Bethenny’s Skinnygirl Cocktails earlier this year by calling them out for the diet like taste.
Bethenny Frankel also tweeted ex-boss Andy Cohen during last night’s airing of the Real Housewives of New York. “Um
@BravoAndy where is my fruit basket? I mean…” During Cohen’s live talk show Watch What Happens Live, he acknowledged that Bethenny was the one that recommended Aviva Drescher for the show, confirming her claims made earlier this summer according to WetPaint “I cast Aviva [Drescher],” Bethenny reportedly told the New York Daily News “I’m the reason she’s on the show.”
Other Housewife News by NoMoreDrama
“Andy what would Evelyn say? No baby gift BEFORE baby born!! Need to send you my book! (wink wink!)” Shockingly, Andy acknowledged her presence with an “oh you are so right.”
I’m sorry, but hasn’t she heard of a baby shower? What a trailer turd.
Alexis Bellino has made an official statement, confirming her departure from the original real housewives, Real Housewives of Orange County. In an interview with people.com Alexis is quoted as saying:
“After three seasons of appearing on The Real Housewives of Orange County, I have made the difficult decision not to return for season 8.”
“Although Bravo made me a very generous offer and I’m thankful to have had this experience, I will be leaving the show behind to focus on my family and other opportunities.”
I hope she kept the emails as evidence, as Tamra Barney is saying Alexis was fired. Good thing Tamra is feuding with Vicki Gunvalson, otherwise she’d have to find someone else to be mean to next season.
Brandi Glanville continues to play out her love life on twitter. Brandi tweets her dates and breakups. Her latest: “Please stop telling me what a player the guy I am dating is!!! Let me figure it out for myself!!!!”
Real House of New York “Don’t Make Room for Daddy”
(My Take) by BB
Aviva and her dad George at the Health Food Store
Aviva thinks her dad George is cute and funny. I think George and Aviva have a very weird relationship that, quite frankly, gives me the creeps. I think George is icky and obnoxious. I would be embarrassed if my dad talked like he did in front of the health food salesperson, much less a television camera. George tells Aviva he wants her to meet someone (who I guess he’s dating) who is in her 20’s and looks just like Aviva (that’s kinda sick) except she’s black. He also tells Aviva that he wants to make overtures to her friend Carole. Aviva tells him that probably wouldn’t be a good idea since she and Carole have become good friends. George tells her incest is best (that’s even sicker). Ok I need a shower now. George is just plain gross.
Heather’s “Hot Yummy Sexy Fashion Show”
Heather is planning a charity fashion show and Luann and Aviva have volunteered to help. The charity has something to do with transplants because her son had to have a liver transplant. Heather is going over how she wants the fashion show to take place and asks Aviva if she would like to walk in her show. Luann is sitting there smiling, but she’s probably thinking, “Why didn’t she ask me to walk in her fashion show?” I guess you either have to be a professional model or have a prosthetic leg to have that honor, Luann. I think I see Jen Gilbert from season three of RHONY there but, just like Season three, she doesn’t add anything to the story. I know she used to be some kind of party planner so perhaps that why she was there.
Sonja is moving on (maybe).
Sonja returns home from her settlement meeting with her ex-husband, John Morgan. She tells Millsaps and her stylist it didn’t live up to her fantasy. She was expecting John to take one look at her and they would all of a sudden become the best of friends and co-parents. That’s not how it happened. They weren’t even in the same room together. Sonja is crushed and is finally beginning to realize it’s over, I hope. She can’t believe her ex is not living up to the agreement they made before she had their child. Ramona calls her to find out how it went and the phone conversation ends with Sonja being angry at her ex and she’s going to make him pay every cent he owes.
Later, Sonja invites Luann over because she’s getting some portrait expert to come and remove her ex-husband’s portrait from the dining room to go into storage. Sonja tells Luann Ramona wouldn’t understand but Luann would because she was married to royalty and he dumped her also. Sonja gets her portrait taken down at the same time and it will go into storage for her daughter until she turns 18. Luann tries to be sympathetic towards Sonja but sympathy doesn’t come easy for Luann. Luann remarks how empty the dining room looks without the portraits while the more sympathetically aware portrait expert tells her it’s a fresh new look. If I want a shoulder to lean on, Luann would be the last person I would call. I can’t relate to Sonja’s unwillingness to move on with her life. I believe she feels the ways she feels but I cannot understand it. She tells Luann if she can sell her house in France, she might not have to sell the Townhouse.
Aviva and Ramona meet for Breakfast
This was painful to watch. It was nice of Ramona to go and listen to Aviva lecture her once again on her “behavior.” I wouldn’t have. I believe this is the scene Ramona was talking about in a recent interview with the Examiner. Here’s what Ramona said:
“I’ve been getting flack because people have been saying I’m just walking away from Heather,” Ramona said. “You will see in the episode when we come back from vacation where I sit down and have lunch with Aviva and sit down and stay and take this verbal abuse from her. The producers even asked me why did I stay so long and take that from her, but the truth is I stayed is because they always were telling me I leave and walk out when there’s conflict, so I just stayed and got verbally beaten up.”
Apparently Ramona has called Aviva’s ex Harry and asked him inappropriate questions and Aviva is furious.
Number 1: The luncheon attire. Aviva remarks she was hoping to catch a sober Ramona and how she must not have been because she couldn’t take off her sunglasses. When Ramona arrives she puts her sunglasses on instead of taking them off and tells the restaurant host she needs to wake up. My take: They both showed up to the luncheon dressed to make some sort of statement. Ramona may have either been hung over (not drunk) and needed the sunglasses. Or maybe Ramona was wearing the sunglasses to poke a little fun at Aviva because, as we’ve all come to discover, it doesn’t take much to ruffle Aviva’s feathers. Aviva showed up in her lecture outfit of a fur collared dress with a proper bun. The only thing missing were pince nez glasses for her to prop on the end of her nose as she is looking down it at Ramona.
Number 2: Ramona tells Aviva that the Aviva she knew prior to St. Barths was not the same Aviva who arrived in St. Barths. My take: Unless Bravo showed events out of sequence, Ramona must admit that Aviva showed a little of her true self right after her spin charity event when she duly chastised her and Sonja for not attending. Ramona further tells Aviva that they were having fun before she got there and that she ruined the remainder of the trip because she was a total buzzkill after she arrived. My take: I agree with Ramona.
Number 3: Aviva tells Ramona that no, she and Sonja ruined the trip by their awful behavior, staying drunk and dancing on tables until two in the morning. My take: Ramonja did drink a lot and they did dance on a table and stay out until 2:00 a.m. What Aviva forgets to mention is that Carole and Heather also danced on a table (although they both came home earlier on that particular evening) and although Luann didn’t actually dance on a table, she came home even later and brought a French-speaking man with her. So Aviva is definitely holding Ramonja to higher moral standards than the others. Aviva further tells Ramona she saw Ramonja nekkid in bed when Carole opened the door to show her. My take: Don’t know anything about Ramona and Sonja sleeping together nekkid, but how would Aviva have even known that if, as Aviva says, Carole had not opened the door while they were sleeping to show Aviva? In fact, how did Aviva know about anything that happened before she arrived? I’m guessing the main gossip was Luann (since Aviva mentions Luann as one of her sources), followed by Carole as a close second, with little tidbits thrown in by Heather along the way.
Number 4: Aviva tells Ramona she doesn’t appreciate the fact that Ramona called Harry to ask him about her phobias. I agree that it was inappropriate for Ramona to have done that.
Number 5: Aviva then proceeds to tell Ramona she is in her 50’s acting like she’s in her 20’s; that she hangs around Sonja the drunk to make herself look better; that she is enabling Sonja and not being a friend to her; blah, blah, blah. Ramona tells Aviva that Sonja is going through the worst time of her life and Aviva wouldn’t understand because she hasn’t had to work hard for what she has. Aviva pretty much calls Ramona a drunk and a cheater and insinuates there is something more than friendship going on between Ramonja. She talks down to Ramona so much that Ramona finally tells Aviva she is making her sick to her stomach. After taking this for way longer than I would have, Ramona gets up to leave and Aviva accuses her of running away from her. My take: Ramona should have left about half way through that train wreck and I’ll bet we didn’t even see the whole thing. The only thing Ramona should apologize for is calling Harry Dubin.
In summary: Nothing was accomplished during this luncheon other than the fact that things between Aviva and Ramona got even worse. Perhaps Ramona should have taken a page from Sonja, told Aviva she didn’t care, washed her hands of the whole friendship, put her sunglasses on with a flourish and sashayed outta there.
George crashes Ramona’s charity event
Ramona is holding a domestic abuse fashion show charity event and she had invited all of the ladies before her lunch with Aviva. She is hoping Aviva will not come since it’s on the 15th floor. All the women arrive and so does Harry Dubin, who makes nicey nicey with Luann. He tells Luann Aviva was going to come but she’s been scrapping with Ramona. Seems Harry was going to escort Aviva until at the last minute Aviva decided not to go and sends her father with a check. It didn’t even occur to her she could have mailed the check.
Ramona gives her speech about how she was emotionally and verbally abused as a child and how the host of the event was also abused as a young adult. Ramona greets George and tells him she’s glad Aviva didn’t come because she owes her an apology. Ramona is very gracious to George until he wants to start talking about his (41 yr old) baby girl’s beef with Ramona. My take: I have never met a grown woman of any age who needed their daddy to get involved in a disagreement with an acquaintance or friend. Apparently Aviva has had her daddy do her bidding all her life and he’s still doing it.
Ramona and George go back and forth about who owes who an apology with Ramona repeatedly thanking George for coming. My take: Ramona was trying to nicely tell George the conversation was over by thanking him for coming.
Ramona, visibly shaken, tells one of her friends what is going on when George again approaches her and grabs her arm to get her attention. George then turns his attention Carole by asking her if she wants to have dinner with him. Carole is a little embarrassed and when Ramona sees what’s happening, she’s had enough and asks that George be escorted out. George is trying his best to hang around telling everyone how Ramona has done his baby wrong. Carole, Heather and Luann are saying poor George. My take: I didn’t see where Ramona had much of choice about getting security to ask George to leave. Like Aviva, he was relentless. He later refers to Ramona as a Trailer Turd and tells Carole he probably brought the biggest check out of everyone. Now I know why Aviva is like she is. She learned her craft at the knee of the master. She has been surrounded by enablers all her life and she’s talking about Ramona enabling Sonja. What a joke.
There was nothing lighthearted or fun about tonight’s episode and next week’s finale doesn’t look promising either.
Gallery Girls “Beginning to see the Light” by LuLu
Back in Miami’s “Art Basel
The ladies Claudia and Chantal meet up with Angela by the pool to discuss the upcoming pop up gallery. Chantal still is protesting the “pop up” prompting Claudia to call Amy. Once they reach Amy to ask about details pertaining to their show. Amy tells them that everything is taken care of. She bought all the things they needed thanks to daddy.
Gangsta B@#ch Liz
Liz meets up with old friends and the ladies at a night club in Miami. Once Brooklyn arrives Liz is quick to confront them. She was angry with them for being cold toher at various events including their opening. Chantal and Claudia apologize and it’s the end of that. The ladies and Maggie’s boyfriend + friends start drinking. Once the price tag of the drinks exceeds free Chantal and Claudia book. While Maggie’s boyfriend and friends behave like jack@#ses eventually getting them kicked out. Liz who is a self proclaimed “gangsta” is appalled by this behavior. How dare they! Imagine guys acting like drunken fools!?!?! Liz spends the remainder of the episode complaining about this. Confronts Maggie who apologizes but that doesn’t satisfy her, Liz just wants to be angry.
Pop up anyone?
Amy is first on the scene working soo hard to set up (her) End of Century’s event. When Claudia and Chantal finally arrive they are happy with Amy’s work. I don’t quite understand what Amy is expecting from these ladies. They can’t pay her and there was literally no point for her to do it. She won’t be recognized for it either. At first it’s a complete bust. Till Amy literally walks onto the street and begs random people to go to it. The crowd that shows is a mix of bums, drunks and bewildered people. Baby Jane arrives to everyone’s surprise and kindly purchases some items.
Amy’s piggy bank
Amy’s father decides to have a heart to heart discussion with her. He tells her that her apartment in New York is sold and that she has 2 weeks to move. To add insult to injury he tells her “she’s cut off.” She is 25 years old and it’s time to start earning a living. While she feels that she should be allowed to continue living this lifestyle for life. Welcome to the real world Amy! We all have bills to pay!
Kerri’s boss asks to meet with her. He asks her about how she feels about her job performance and how her internship is going. Apparently she has been missing important emails and is dropping the ball. Her boss is pretty understanding but is forcing her to make a decision. Since it’s obvious she can’t handle both.
Bitter is the coffee
Maggie meets up with Liz at a cafe. Yet again Liz for the umpteen time brings up Maggie’s boyfriend and friends outlandish drunken behavior. But now she shifts her focus to Maggie. It’s now Maggie’s fault for associating with those kind of people. Poor Maggie just can’t win! Liz needs to let this one go seriously!
This is the End of Century no really!
Claudia opens a letter from comed and is shocked. Imagine if you don’t pay your electric bill then eventually they turn it off. A bigger shock is that it is 205 dollars!!! That’s too much money for poor Claudia who phones her mother to cry. Her mother doesn’t console her and tells her that in a business you need customers. That is how sales are generated and that is what pays the bills. While she and Chantal were living it up in Miami no one was running the store. To make matters worse Chantal takes another weekend off to jet to Paris and becomes gravely ill. Poor Claudia and what is to become of end of century!!!!
Basketball Wives – L.A. by DETOX
Welcome back to Basketball Wives L.A.
We begin this week with Malaysia, Draya and Laura together in some type of fabric store. Somehow, of course, the subject of Jackie comes up.
Malaysia interviews that she thinks that the other women are opening up a bit to Jackie. Draya tells Malaysia and Laura that she found Jackie to be “a bit too comfortable” at Gloria’s dinner party even though she was an uninvited guest. Laura says it is fine if Jackie comes around every now and then, but that Jackie should “not expect friendship” (Wait a minute. That was not the impression you gave when you met with Jackie for lunch one-on-one last week, Laura. Why the change? Never mind. I do not really even care. I forgot that I noticed last week that you, like Jackie, seem to also have more than one personality. I guess this is just another example.). Draya interviews that Malaysia is “real big on 2nd chances,” and she is o.k. with that.
They all finally agree that they are o.k. with having Jackie around when they are doing “fun” things. Malaysia says that she wants one of those “fun” things to be skydiving. Draya tells Malaysia that “normal” Black women do not think of skydiving when they think of doing a “fun” thing.
Next, we see Gloria meeting with her manager and three other men in a conference room. As noted last week, Gloria has secured the lead role in a soon-to-be-feature film where she plays a ballerina by DAY and an assassin by NIGHT (As I also noted last week, I think this is one of the DUMBEST ideas of which I have ever heard. I still feel the same way this week).
It turns out that the three other men in the conference room, besides Gloria’s manager, are the Director and the Producers of what they call, “the web series” (As I also noted last week, this “film” is going to start off as a 6-episode web series and then transition into a feature film and, eventually, into a comic book called “The V Chronicles.” I will believe it when I see it). Gloria interviews that she is excited and nervous to be meeting with these people.
During the meeting, one of the bigwigs tells Gloria she must learn how to become an assassin in only 2 weeks. These men let her know that this will involve intensive fight training (Seeing as how the cops were once called to Gloria and her fiancé/boyfriend’s home for domestic violence, maybe her on-again-boyfriend/baby-daddy, Matt, can help her with some of her fight scenes. O.K….O.K. Low blow, I know. I’m sorry. I just could not resist. I actually kinda like Gloria this season. Sorry, Glo!).
These men also explain to Gloria that her persona is that of a “cold-blooded assassin,” and they tell her that she has to be FOCUSED on this character for a solid MONTH (I guess this is what one calls “method acting.” I hope Gloria is going to hire someone to take care of her twin boys while she is acting like a “cold-blooded assassin” for the entire MONTH. I mean….that could cause some problems if the twins decide to act up).
Finally, they encourage Gloria and let her know they would not have picked her for the role if they did not thing she would be up to it (They also probably would not have picked her if she were not a member of the “Basketball Wives – L.A.” cast, but that is just MY opinion. I could be wrong….but I doubt it.).
Gloria interviews that during this meeting, she appeared calm, cool and collected on the outside, but she was really freaking out on the inside.
Next, we see Brooke and Vernie entering a restaurant to sit down and have dinner. Vernie is still in town visiting Brooke (I must admit that these two sure do make a cute couple). Brooke interviews that Vernie is younger than her, and she likes this because he makes her feel vibrant. She also says that he is very funny, and he makes her laugh all the time (Good for you, Brooke! That’s a good thing in a relationship, in my opinion! Yay for Vernie and Brooke’s love!!).
Brooke tells Vernie that she went to a dinner party at Gloria’s house. Vernie says he knows who Gloria is because he knows her on-again-boyfriend, Matt, because they both play basketball. Brooke then mentions the other girls at the dinner party, but Vernie does not seem to know any of them (or to care about Brooke even mentioning their names).
Brooke interviews that she thinks that the majority of the women have taken a liking to her (I think so too. I do not expect this to last very long, however. I mean, this IS a reality show filled with women, and this IS a franchise infamous for drama that revolves around women getting into arguments and fights.).
Meanwhile, back at “Casa Christie,” Jackie is talking to her husband, Doug, again about the fact that their daughter Shantelle (a.k.a. “Shanny”) decided to move out and live and work in Washington. Jackie tells Doug that this is really hard for her. Doug tells Jackie that she is just going to have to have faith in their daughter.
Jackie then starts to cry because her daughter’s 19th birthday is coming up, and she says this will be the first time her daughter will be having a birthday without her. Doug calmly looks at Jackie and reassuringly tells her, “It is not about YOU, Jackie.” (Go, Doug! I am a little shocked to see that backbone I sometimes forget you have. The only other time I saw it was when I happened to be watching a basketball game in which you were playing, and Rick Fox tried to hit you, thinking you were a wimp – probably because of the way you let Jackie boss you around. I remember it vividly because I rarely even watch basketball. I also remember that you whipped Rick Fox’s a*s!! And I remember Jackie Christie running down to the actual basketball court to defend you by hitting Rick Fox with her purse like the LOON that she still is! Thanks for that reminder, Doug! Memories…light the corners of my mind….misty water colored memories… of the way….Wait! Let me get back to the episode.).
Jackie continues obsessing over the fact that her 19-year-old daughter has moved away from home and talks about how “there’s drugs, violence and molestation out there. This has me very worried!” In a matter-of-fact way, she explains to Doug that she has already called Verizon to try to get them to give her their daughter’s personal cell phone records so she can review them (??!! C-R-A-Z-Y??!!), but Verizon refused to give them to her. Doug just looks at her calmly (as if he is resigned to the fact that Jackie will NEVER EVER EVER let him make it away from her ALIVE and IN ONE PIECE).
Jackie continues to ignore the fact that Doug has pointed out that their daughter’s decision is NOT about Jackie and says she is going to find a way to convince her daughter to move back home if it is the last thing she does. Doug again just looks at her calmly (because he knows that Jackie is telling the absolute truth about doing EVERYTHING within her power to bring her daughter home, including knocking her out with chloroform and dragging her, unconscious, all the way back to “Casa Christie” if necessary.).
Next, we see Brooke at a table waiting for someone. Brooke interviews that she feels that the majority of the other women like her; however, she feels that, for some reason, Malaysia is not in that majority. She says that she feels like Malaysia is “standoffish” with her and like they just “do not quite vibe.” Because of this, Brooke decided to invite Malaysia to lunch so they could talk one-on-one (Well, that is a mature way to handle it, Brooke. Me likey.).
Once Malaysia meets Brooke at the restaurant and sits down, Brooke explains that she invited Malaysia out to lunch one-on-one because she was feeling a little coldness from Malaysia, and she wanted to know if it is because of something she said or did to Malaysia.
Malaysia explains that she does not have a personal problem with Brooke, but she admits that she may have unconsciously been keeping her distance from Brooke because of her friendship with a woman named Bambi. A flashback scene from last week appears on the screen where Bambi tells Malaysia that Brooke is “a f*ckin’ HATER!” and that Brooke has a problem with her because Brooke’s boyfriend (Former? Present?) likes her “shimmer” and likes to buy her gifts.
Malaysia tells Brooke that she and Bambi have been friends since they were children, and Bambi told her that she and Brooke have a problem with each other. Brooke tells Malaysia that she does know Bambi, but she has NO problem with Bambi at all.
Malaysia then asks Brooke why Bambi would think there was a conflict between them.
Brooke says it was something trivial. She explains that she and Bambi were both once unknowingly seeing the same guy at the same time. It is hard to tell, but I think Brooke explains that Bambi and Brooke somehow found out about each other, and once this happened, Brooke said she saw texts on the guy’s phone from Bambi where Bambi told him to change Bambi’s name in his cell phone contact list “so that stalker bitch won’t know I’m calling or texting you” (with Brooke being “that stalker bitch”). Brooke says it is no big deal because she is not one to fight over a guy.
Malaysia interviews that Bambi says that Brooke has been “talking sh*t about her all over town,” but now, based on what Brooke is telling her, she does not know exactly what to believe. She makes it clear, however, that her loyalty is with Bambi because of their longtime friendship. She says that some people may not agree with her stance; however, she is VERY big on LOYALTY, and that is just how she “runs” her “ship.” (I get it, and I like it).
Malaysia tells Brooke that she thinks that Bambi and Brooke should just talk face-to-face and figure out what is going on because she does not have a personal problem with Brooke, but she also does have loyalty to her friend, Bambi. Brooke interviews that she does not care if Malaysia likes her or not (Well, alrighty then!).
Now, we are back to Jackie and Doug, who walk into some type of club/restaurant establishment together. Jackie interviews that girlfriends come and go, but the one constant in her life for years now has been Doug.
As soon as Jackie and Doug walk into the club, they are greeted by the owner. It turns out that this is a gay club. The owner tells Jackie and Doug that he heard they were thinking about having their 17th Wedding at his club. Jackie and Doug confirm this.
Jackie explains to the owner that they have a different theme every year for their wedding. This year, they have decided to have a theme that honors the Gay Community. The owner tells them that this is perfect because their 17th Wedding date actually coincides with “Gay Pride Week.” Jackie and Doug seem excited about this.
The owner shows Jackie and Doug around the entire club, and it is HUGE. It also has cages, and the owner tells them that he can also bring in “a pool” if they would like.
Jackie interviews that their 17th Wedding has the potential “to be their wildest and most fun wedding yet!” She says that the Gay Community knows how to have fun and knows how to party. So, their wedding should be a blast (I admit that I am actually LIKING Jackie right about now. I still think she is straight crazy, but she DOES have her good points. I can be fair and acknowledge them when I see them. This is one of those times).
Doug and Jackie shake hands with the owner and agree to use his club as the venue for their 17th Wedding.
Next, Draya interviews that she has asked Laura and Malaysia to meet with her to discuss her new bikini/bathing suit line business. To that end, they all meet at a coffee shop.
When Laura and Malaysia arrive, Draya gifts each of them with a bikini from her line. Laura and Malaysia are thankful and look impressed. They both also tell Draya how proud they are of her. Draya interviews that she is proud of herself too.
Draya then tells Malaysia that she has been thinking about what Malaysia said about giving Jackie a 2nd chance. So, she is going to set up a one-on-one meeting with Jackie just to test the waters of re-establishing a possible friendship. Malaysia tells Draya she is glad.
Laura tells the both of them that she has ALREADY met with Jackie one-on-one for lunch. When they ask Laura how the lunch went, Laura opines that Jackie was not really being her “true self.” She explains that she felt like Jackie was not being “real” because she was being so passive and calm and not really fighting back whenever Laura brought up any criticism of her. Laura says she does not respect this.
Malaysia says that Jackie was also calm with her; however, she does not see it as a sign of Jackie being fake. Rather, she sees it as a sign that maybe Jackie has been changed by the way her friendships ended with all of them.
Laura looks skeptical. Draya says that she will meet with Jackie one-on-one, but if she sees “any type of crazy” she will tell Gloria about it to give Gloria a heads-up because Gloria is the one member of the group that is the most resistant to having anything more to do with Jackie at all.
Laura then says, “Crazy people don’t change!,” and she says that Jackie needs to see a therapist. Malaysia, on the other hand, thinks that Jackie HAS changed and says so (Malaysia’s ability to see the good in all people is one of the things I admire the most about her. I think she is wrong about Jackie changing, but I still admire Malaysia’s positive and forgiving attitude, nonetheless). Laura just gives Malaysia a look like she TOTALLY disagrees.
Back at “Casa Christie,” Jackie is on Skype talking to her daughter, Shanny. Shanny tells Jackie that she has decided to move back home. Jackie is, of course, THRILLED. Shanny tells Jackie that she will be home for good in 2 weeks. Jackie excitedly tells Shanny that this news from her is both her birthday and wedding day gift.
Jackie then reminds Shanny that she and her father are going to be having their 17th Wedding on July 8th. She asks Shanny if she can fly in to be Jackie’s Maid of Honor for the wedding. Shanny checks her schedule and tells Jackie that she can participate in the wedding that morning, but she is going to have to fly right back out to Washington immediately afterward.
Jackie interviews that she cannot wait to tell Shanny the theme of her parents’ 17th Wedding, but, for right now, she is going to leave it as a surprise.
Draya and Gloria meet at a place called “Pole Dance Studio.” Gloria interviews that Draya is going to teach her how to pole dance.
Once they are in the studio, and putting on super-high heels before they begin the lesson, Gloria tells Draya that, as part of her film role, she has to seduce and then kill a man with her legs. Draya says, “So, you want me to teach you the art of seduction through pole dancing?” Gloria says, “Yes.”
Once their high heels are on, they are each in front of their own pole in front of a mirror. Draya tries to teach Gloria some moves on the pole. Gloria interviews that it is VERY hard, and it requires real strength. She says that doing it in heels “is some serious art.”
Draya interviews that the funniest part of her training Gloria was trying to teach Gloria how to shake her butt. Draya says that one has to have “mental control over your a*s”! (Ummm….alrighty, then!).
Draya then tries to teach Gloria how to give a lap dance by giving a lap dance to Gloria while she is seated in a chair in front of her. Gloria interviews that she is comfortable with her body, but lap dancing for a GIRL is new to her. She relays this awkward feeling to Draya.
Draya tells Gloria that she would totally hit on her. She then says that, in fact, she hits on Gloria all the time, but Gloria has just never noticed (I never noticed either. I figured Draya was bisexual last season, but I never picked up on any attraction from her to Gloria. I’m sure Gloria’s on-again-boyfriend/baby-daddy, Matt, is at home going, “Yippee!!”). Draya interviews that she would like to get Gloria out of her “element” a little bit (I have no idea what this means, and I am a little afraid to ask. So, I won’t.).
Next, we see Draya walking down the street like she is looking for a particular place. She interviews that she is meeting Jackie at some address Jackie gave her. When Draya gets there, she discovers that it is a tattoo parlor. Draya interviews that she is confused by this.
When Draya walks into the tattoo parlor, she sees Jackie on a table getting a tattoo above one of her hips. Draya sits on a chair next to Jackie while she is getting her tattoo done and tells Jackie that she wanted to reach out to her after Gloria’s dinner party just to see where Jackie’s “head is.”
Jackie tells Draya that she felt “really good” after Gloria’s dinner party. Draya’s eyes widen in surprise at this (the same way Malaysia and Laura’s eyes widened when Jackie told them she felt “really good” after leaving Gloria’s dinner party. I suppose it is surprising to have someone feel “really good” after they have been KICKED OUT OF a place, but….this IS Jackie Christie. Things are very different in her world. I wonder what color HER sky is.).
Jackie then asks Draya about Gloria and Gloria’s feelings about renewing a friendship with her. Draya honestly tells Jackie that Gloria is very skeptical and very resistant. Jackie says she understands because she knows Gloria can be stubborn.
Draya then tells Jackie that she will put in a good word for Jackie with Gloria and tell Gloria that Jackie seems “cool.” Jackie says Gloria is stubborn, but she is also a sweetheart.
Jackie then asks Draya if she can help set up some type of gathering up that will take place with the entire group, including Jackie. Draya says that she can, but Jackie has to let HER handle it. Jackie agrees.
Jackie then changes the subject and reminds Draya that her and Doug’s 17th Wedding is coming up. She tells Draya that this wedding’s theme is going to be a tribute to the Gay Community.
Draya tells Jackie she is a little shocked by this, and she asks Jackie if there is something about Jackie and/or Doug that she should know. Jackie laughs and says that she has never been “gay,” but she has had “experiences” in her life. She also says that if she was not so in love with Doug, she might be dating several people regardless of their gender. Draya interviews that she finds it shocking that Jackie basically said that if it were not for Doug, “she would be out here in these streets ‘wilding out’!”
Once Jackie’s tattoo artist is finished, Jackie stands up and looks at her new tattoo for a long time in the mirror, saying how much she LOVES it and how much her husband is going to love it too. She says that the tattoo is “gorgeous”!
Draya’s face behind Jackie’s back says that she thinks that Jackie’s tattoo is anything BUT gorgeous, and she just buries her head in her hands like, “I give up!” She interviews that Jackie had “some type of Tribal Heart Triangle Illuminati ‘Taste the Rainbow’” symbol tattooed on her body, and I did not know WHAT in the hell it was supposed to BE!! (LOL. Draya can be so unintentionally funny.).
Continuing with their whole “Operation Let’s Try to Make Everyone Want to Be Jackie’s Friend Again,” Malaysia and Jackie meet for lunch to catch up. Jackie tells Malaysia about her one-on-one meeting with Laura. She says she “adores” Laura, and she told Laura that her friendship means “the world” to her. Jackie also tells Malaysia that Laura seemed “open and receptive” (I hate to agree with Jackie, but the Laura I saw at lunch with Jackie last week DID seem receptive to her. The Laura I see THIS week…NOT SO MUCH! I don’t get it.).
Jackie then tells Malaysia that she met with Draya one-on-one recently as well. She said her meeting with Draya was “strange.” She then immediately says that she thinks Draya is “hilarious,” and she told Draya that she had missed her (How do we go from “strange” to “hilarious” and “I missed her”? I am lost).
Malaysia tells Jackie she wants the other women to accept Jackie for who she IS. She tells Jackie that, as friends, they should be able to feel comfortable enough to tell Jackie when they feel Jackie may need some help. In order to further elaborate on this point, Malaysia somehow comes up with an analogy of “a crackhead Auntie” that you do NOT enable, but you still try to help because she is your “crackhead Auntie” (I did not QUITE get the point Malaysia was trying to make, and I can tell Jackie did not get it either, but it DID make me laugh out loud).
Jackie interviews that she did not appreciate Malaysia comparing her to a “crackhead Auntie,” and indicates that she finds this insulting (If I were a crackhead, I would be insulted to be compared to Jackie. *Shrug*).
While Malaysia and Jackie are having lunch, Jackie gets a call from Draya, which she picks up and puts on speaker (so Malaysia can also hear it). Draya tells Jackie that she has decided that they should all have a get-together at Jackie’s house.
Jackie agrees. Jackie interviews and asks, “How did I just decide to have a party with women that cannot stand me?” (O.K., now, see? This statement makes me think Jackie is LUCID. Then, she turns around and says things like, “I thought the dinner party went well” after the other women KICKED HER OUT, and I’m back to thinking she is CRAZY all over again. I am confused).
Malaysia tells Jackie she should feel encouraged about the get-together. Jackie asks Malaysia to come over to her house earlier than the other women so that Malaysia can hold her hand and help her through it. Malaysia agrees.
Next, we see Draya and Gloria meeting for lunch (How is it possible that these women do not weigh 300 pounds EACH??!!?? It seems like ALL they do is meet to eat and drink!). Gloria interviews that she and Draya are meeting so that Draya can provide Gloria with a “Jackie Report.”
Draya tells Gloria she called Jackie to get together one-on-one, and they did. She says it turned out o.k.. Gloria looks skeptical. Draya interviews that Jackie is “still crazy. Well, maybe not totally crazy, but still ‘touched.’” She says she is going to leave out 50% of Jackie’s craziness when discussing the meeting with Gloria because she does not want to scare Gloria.
Draya then tells Gloria that Jackie, of course, is having ANOTHER wedding (like she does EVERY SINGLE YEAR with Doug). Gloria simply says, “No, Thanks!” Draya continues and says that Jackie’s wedding theme this year is “A Tribute to the Gay Community.” Gloria is surprised. Draya says she can see drag queens really liking Jackie so she kind of “gets” it. Gloria says that, of course, drag queens would like Jackie because Jackie looks like a drag queen herself (Oh, SNAP!).
Gloria tells Draya that she does not believe for one minute that Jackie has changed, and she does not need Jackie’s manipulations in her life (I feel you, Gloria!). Just as she is saying this, Gloria receives a call on her cell phone from “Unknown Number.” She refuses to answer it, and instead waits to listen to the message. She listens to the message on speaker (of course), and it is Jackie.
When Gloria hears Jackie’s voice, she looks horrified. In the message, Jackie invites Gloria over to her house for a pool party. Gloria immediately wants to know how Jackie got her new cell phone number and mentions Jackie possibly even knowing where she now LIVES.
Draya is just as shocked as Gloria is because she stressed to Jackie when they met that Draya was going to be the intermediary between Jackie and Gloria. She made it clear that Jackie was NOT to contact Gloria directly, but Jackie did it anyway.
Draya tells Gloria she has no idea HOW Jackie even got Gloria’s new cell phone number. She also tells Gloria that the pool party was her idea, NOT Jackie’s.
Draya tells Jackie that she is upset that Jackie took it upon herself to directly call Gloria when she specifically asked her not to do so because of Gloria’s personal feelings toward Jackie. Laura and Jackie talk, and Laura comes to the conclusion that Jackie is “still the same, but with a twist.” Malaysia’s jewelry line for babies and children has done so well that a jeweler wants to have a showcase of her jewelry line for her. Brooke and Draya get into a tiff over the shoot Draya left because it was not “closed” as Draya had requested. Draya and Jackie talk and Draya tells Jackie she is “in denial.” Jackie says that Draya is starting to piss her off.
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Sonja Morgan and Cat Ommanney are the guests in the clubhouse to dish on RHONY and Gallery Girls (kinda). Musical Artist, Jonathan Bluth, created a catchy jingle for Sonja In The City and the drinking game was to take a sip every time a snippet of the song played. I must say, the song was very catchy! 2 of Sonja’s interns are the bartenders and they are so cute. Cat is pregnant, which Lynn told us a while ago. She is due in December and apparently Andy has met her boyfriend. Cat looks really good and has very cute short hair. Cat says she thought RHONY was dull in the beginning but it has gotten better. Poll question is the obvious; whose side are you on? Aviva or Ramona?
Andy shows the clip from last year’s royal wedding WWHL where Cat went OFF on the Countess. I loved seeing it again. Cat is asked what she thinks about Luann’s drama with Tomas and she thinks that nothing happened between them but that Luann created the story to give herself a plot. There’s a new thought! Cat also says she still talks to Mary and Lynda but not so much Stacie.
Andy shows a great clip of Amy Philips spoofing Chantal from Gallery Girls. It was pretty spot on as always. Sonja is asked what her daughter would think of the show and Sonja says eventually she will watch it but the nudity won’t surprise her because she knows her mother swims nude and now I feel awkward knowing that information.
Andy read a tweet from Cindy Barshop and Cat appropriately said, “Who?” Everyone is complimenting Sonja tonight, even Heather. A caller asks Sonja what the outcome of her divorce was and Sonja says that she and her ex-husband are talking and are trying to work things out. Hopefully she does soon and can move on. Cat loves that Sonja didn’t care about Aviva’s apology and Sonja says she accepted it but moved on and they will not be friends. Cat is loving Sonja.
The name of the game is “Will Sonja Bone Ya?” Cat describes the celebrity male on the screen and Sonja has to say whether or not she would do him. Sonja would apparently get with Mel Gibson but not Mitt Romney. Sonja was very slow on the game and it was clear they were running out of time and Andy had to pretty much answer for her.
Before cutting to commercial, Andy aired a promo for RHOBH that was all the ladies walking through Beverly Hills with their winter best on as everything freezes around them. I loved it and think its interesting RHOBH gets a staged promo and other casts do not. Guess we’ll see if Atlanta gets one! Maybe it’s a new thing or is Bravo playing favorites?
Cat thinks Aviva is hypocritical by criticizing Sonja and Ramona yet supporting her father’s disgusting behavior. Others have brought this point up before and Cat gives Andy the sign to AXE Aviva from the show. I love it!!
Andy’s Mazel goes to Christina Aguilera who actually called into the show. She talks about her new song (which Andy loves). Andy asks Shag, Marry, Kill? with her Voice costars and Christina says she will answer when she’s on the show which Andy doesn’t seem to think will ever happen. Andy asks about how she feels about Britney and Mariah getting into the judging scene but she dances around the question and doesn’t answer. Apparently Christina is a huge housewives fan and Sonja says she was inspired by Christina’s burlesque show. Somebody needs to get her on the show! No Jackhole tonight, no time!
Ramona wins the poll with 73%…. that is what Andy would consider a landslide.
In case you wanted to hear Sonja’s new jingle, here you go! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FDUx3e5ylc
(This was the WWHL that Lynn was invited to, so it was a difficult one to watch. NMD)
Packed blog today. Thank you to all our bloggers!! What a great bunch of contributors we have!! Million Dollar Decorators is coming back. Anyone with interest in blogging a design show – let me know! I remember Season 1 as begin pretty good.
Lynn’s family would like to remind us about the College Fund for Lynn’s son
Lynn’s Son’s College Fund at Barrington Bank Account # 530037912 ABA # 071925651 Robert Smith. Please give from your hearts My sister gave from hers !! Barrington Bank is located at 201 S. Hough Street Barrington Illinois 60010 God Bless you all and enjoy watching the fireworks tonite ! Love Cathy