Joe Giudice will make a decision on a plea deal this week / Real Housewives of New York Finale / Gallery Girls / Basketball Wives LA / Dancing with the Stars

Housewife News by NoMoreDrama

Season 6 of the Real Housewives of New York has been confirmed, and Sonja Morgan is on board according to Hollywood Life.  Carole Radziwill had tweeted a few weeks ago that she had to be in New York in the fall for filming – so it sounds like she’s on board as well.  Cat Ommanney has hinted that the Countess LuAnn de Lesseps won’t be returning.  LuAnn has had a distinct lack of story line this year.  Her “fake” story of trying to get pregnant was disputed by her own mother who spilled to the press that her tubes were tied.

During the finale last night – two stars of the show got into a minor twitter war.

Carole Radziwill tweeted “Raise your hand: who would ever want Sonja’s or Ramona’s liver?”

And Ramona Singer tweeted back: “Better my liver than smoking pot all the time.”

These ladies are so civilized compared to the group across the Hudson.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about – read Starrs recap from yesterday’s reunion with all the bleeped out words.

Speaking of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, the Montville Patch is reporting that Joe Giudice will make a decision on a plea deal this week on charges of possessing a fraudulent I.D.  As wife Teresa Giudice battles relatives and former friends on-screen, behind the scenes her life is still far from ideal.  Joe’s legal troubles stem from a June 2010 incident when he used false I.D. to obtain a driver’s license when his was suspended.  In July of this year it was rumored that he turned down a plea for a five year sentence.  Now it’s being reported that he’s reconsidering the plea bargain rather than face a trial.Read More Here

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Real Housewives of New York Finale by BB

Before I start, there were three events in last night’s episode.  Each lady should be thankful there was some drama at each event.  Everyone knows that the way to get Bravo to air your charity or promotional event is to bring the drama, the bigger the drama the better.  That’s a guarantee your event footage is not going to hit the editing room floor.  Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get started
Carole is having a charity ping pong tournament for a documentary film program in the name of her late husband, who was a documentary film producer.  Heather, Aviva and George show up first, followed by Luann.  Of course, they all stand around talking about what that horrible Ramona did to poor 80-year old George by having two bodyguards (no they were the wait staff) throw him out of her event (no, they asked him to leave and Carole escorted George out).  Apparently they didn’t see and hear the same things I saw in last week’s episode, especially Aviva since she wasn’t even there; however, she seems to know exactly what happened.  She went to Vassar, has a law degree and speaks several languages, you know.  Carole tells Aviva if Ramona comes and starts anything with Aviva, she will ask her to leave, but she doesn’t believe Ramona will do that.  This is the same Carole who hosted the St. Barts trip, but didn’t seem to have a problem with Aviva acting like a maniac towards Ramona and Sonja for two days.

Ramona shows up with Avery and Mario and Carole goes over to greet them and keep them away from the other group.  Ramona doesn’t want to start anything and she agrees to keep her distance (but secretly hopes she gets to play ping pong against Aviva).  George goes over to say hi to Mario and Mario tells George he heard he was a bad boy.  Men don’t seem to have to drag things out like women do.  Sonja shows up and the tournament gets started.  Aviva and her partner play against Heather and her partner and the Heather team wins.  Heather and her partner end up playing Avery and her partner for the championship and the Heather team wins again.  In a match that doesn’t count, team princess Carole beats team countess Luann.

At the end of the ping pong event, Aviva takes it upon herself to tell Heather’s husband all about Ramona and how awful she is and on and on and on.  Heather’s husband is trying to be as diplomatic as he can and Heather finally has to come over and tell Aviva she’s tired of hearing about it and enough already.

Sonja shows up at Heather’s office to decide on the final look for her toaster oven box.  There are two shots to choose from, the one with Sonja and the muscle man and the one with Sonja draped over her toaster oven.  To the delight of Heather and company, Sonja picks the muscle man picture for the front of the box.  Sonja also asks if they will send her any extra shots that were taken and Heather says they will.  Heather has done her part and now it’s up to Sonja to get the toaster oven on the market.  Has anyone seen any Sonja toaster ovens in the stores?  Neither have I.

Carole is talking to her sister-in-law on the phone and tells her she’s handed in the manuscript for her second book and it was like having a 10 lb. baby with no epidural.  She’s going to give herself a baby book shower and invite all her friends.  She tells her sister-in-law she wants presents after all the baby gifts she’s bought over the years.

Heather is getting ready for her charity fashion show and Aviva shows up so they can choose the outfit she will be wearing.  Aviva tells them she’s excited and scared.  Sonja’s name comes up and Heather thinks Sonja has been humbled after St. Barts, but Aviva assures Heather that she and Sonja have agreed not to be friends.  When Heather starts pulling outfits, Aviva informs her she doesn’t want her leg exposed.  Apparently Aviva wasn’t aware that Yummy Tummy is shape wear, kind of like fancy underwear.  Heather tells Aviva the reason she chose her is because she is most beautiful when showing her flaws (gag me with a spoon).  Aviva wants to think about it and she mentions tights.  Heather says nobody else is wearing tights and she’s going to keep it consistent.  Heather seems to be able to tell Aviva no when others can’t.  Aviva selects an outfit and she looks great in it.  Heather and the hair stylist and the make-up artist talk Aviva up and say her leg looks great and encourage her until she agrees to walk the runway without tights (like Heather was going to give her a choice).

At the Copacabana, Heather is rehearsing her fashion show and running the models through their paces.  Aviva shows up and her nerves are really kicking in.  She doesn’t want to fall and she wants to avoid Sonja and Ramona at all costs.  Heather tells Aviva there’s a black woman inside her body and she wants to see that in her runway walk.  Aviva asks Heather if one of the other models can wear the jacket and Heather ways no way, Aviva has to wear it.  Aviva wants to wear her hair down and Heather tells her no, she has to wear her hair up like everyone else.  Carole shows up and goes backstage to see Aviva.  She tells Aviva she’s nervous for her and tells Aviva she looks great.  Aviva asks if she’s seen Ramona or Sonja. Aviva is obsessed with Ramona and Sonja. Obsessed, I tell ya.  At the same time Ramona and Sonja arrive and comment on how great the room looks.  Aviva is still talking about not wanting to wear the stupid jacket.  Ramona has no interest in seeing Aviva and is glad she’s walking the show so she doesn’t have to be near her.

During the fashion show, Sonja spots the photographer from her toaster oven shoot and she and Ramona start talking to him about the extra pictures Sonja wants.  I don’t know if they were that distracting or of this was a fancy piece of Bravo editing that made it look like Sonja and Ramona were disrupting the fashion show.  For drama purposes, the camera pans to Heather and Carole looking upset about it, so get ready for a to-do about it. What’s a charity event without a fight?

It’s Aviva’s turn to walk down the runway.  Reid is snapping pictures of her and Carole is cheering her on.  Aviva looks confident and does a good job.  Heather is upset that Aviva took off the jacket, but she lets it slide because it’s her child’s charity event.  People let Aviva slide alot.  I think it’s because they’re afraid to confront her about anything.  I would be.  Heather comes out and thanks everyone for coming to the event and asks people to sign up to be an organ donor.
Heather is so mad about Sonja and Ramona disrupting her charity event and talking to her photographer that she tells Sonja to take her ungrateful ass and get out.  Ramona, Mario and Sonja leave and Heather says in her talking head good riddance.

Aviva and Carole are talking about Carole’s upcoming book party.  Aviva asks if Sonja in the City is handling the party. Carole says hell no.  Aviva asks if Carole will be serving Ramona’s pinot and she tells her not to worry.  Then Carole asks if Aviva is going to be OK with them there.  Aviva tells her she’s afraid of how she might act, and Carole says she’s afraid about that too.  Why doesn’t Carole tell Aviva how she expects her to act?  I don’t get it.  I really don’t.  Then they find out George lies about his age.  Big surprise there.

At Carole’s book launch party, everybody is there.  This is the finale party and everyone has to be there.   When everyone gets there, all kinds of feathers start flying.  First Heather and Ramona get into it about the disruption at Heather’s event.  Heather brings it up, not Ramona. Ramona tells Heather she realizes she should not have gotten involved (again) in Sonja’s issues about the toaster oven and apologizes.  Heather will not accept the apology.  Then Heather takes up for Aviva and that gets Ramona going full tilt.  Aviva then walks up and after Ramona tries to explain what happened with George, she walks away because she knows it’s going to go nowhere.  Aviva follows her and calls her a wimp.  Ramona goes over to Luann and ignores Aviva.  Meanwhile Sonja is trying to make nice with Heather and Heather is not playing that game with Sonja.  Sonja blames Ramona for what happened at the fashion show, and Heather informs Sonja that Ramona has already thrown Sonja under the bus, so that’s not going to work.

When Aviva tries to approach Ramona, Mario cuts her off and asks Aviva why she didn’t come to Ramona’s event and why George came instead.  Aviva explains about it being on the 90th floor and goes on and on about her poor 80 year old father who showed up with checks and got thrown out by Ramona.  Ramona again tells Aviva how her dad didn’t come there from a good place and grabbed her.  Ramona even demonstrates the grab on poor Carole who comes over to see what is happening.  Aviva asks Carole point blank if what she thinks Ramona did was wrong and Carole says yes.  Heather, Luann and Carole all claim they didn’t see George grab Ramona.  I wonder how they feel now that they’ve seen it with their own eyes on television.  Ramona thinks Carole, Heather and Luann are only agreeing with Aviva so she doesn’t go any more berserk than she’s already acting.  It will be interesting to see how this plays out at the reunion.  By the way, I haven’t seen Carole’s second book on Amazon’s pre-order list.  Has anybody seen Carole’s second book mentioned anywhere?

Now that the season is over, my thoughts:

At first, I didn’t think I was going to like Heather one iota.  I was wrong.  Heather is an overall upbeat and positive person and I could be friends with her.  She pissed me off a little in last night’s episode with her defense of Aviva, but overall I like her honesty.  I don’t blame her for getting a little peeved at Sonja after what she did for her.  I like for people to tell me the truth when solicited, even if it might not be something I want to hear at the time.  That’s what a friend does.  If I could give some advice to Heather, it would be this:  Be Heather Thomson, not Holla Heather.  Her urban hip cool act is not as cool as she thinks.  I hope she comes back next season.  Heather’s tagline for next season should be:  “I don’t have to try so hard to be cool, people like me for who I am.  Who knew?”

Ramona has always been one of my all-time favorite housewives.  I cringe at some of the things she says and does, but I just can’t hate her.  Ramona prefers not to think before she speaks.  She likes being just as surprised as everyone else by what comes out of her mouth.  One thing I’ll say for Ramona.  If she doesn’t learn from her mistakes the first time, she’ll keep on trying, and trying, and trying.  She’s not afraid to admit when she’s wrong and is quick with the apology.  Ramona could get a lifetime housewife contract and it would be OK by me.  Her tagline for next year should be:  “I may have diarrhea of the mouth, but some people give me the other kind of diarrhea (with hand gestures).”

I started having a soft spot for Sonja during scary island when she realized Krazy Kelly was in serious trouble and called everyone else’s attention to it.  My hope for Sonja is that she will finally accept the fact once and for all that the life she lived as Mrs. Morgan is over and she can never go back.  I also hope she realizes that some of the best things in life happen through adversity.  Finally, I hope she finds much success in life and in love.  She’ll be back.  She’s a pro. Sonja’s tagline for next season should be:  “Watch out New York, Sonja in the City is just getting started.”  She needs to go ahead and get started already.

On behalf of many, I would like to thank Luann for not releasing a new song this season.  I hope she won’t disturb her fossilized eggs to try for another child.  Why be burdened with having to hire a nanny to raise it and dealing with the tedious task of looking for boarding schools?  She needs to enjoy her time with Jacques as long as it lasts.  She also needs to be thinking of a more believable story line for next season.  Hey, I know, how about some type of career or job or something?  Overall, Luann really didn’t bug me too much this season.  Most of the time, she was just kind of “there.”  Did she do enough to garner being asked back for another season?  I’m not sure.  Luann’s tagline for next season should be:  “I think being a Countess is relevant enough, don’t you?”

Ah, Carole, the cool one.  She is a great writer as evidenced by her witty blogs.  People are blown away by her blogs.  I was at first but then I thought, wait a minute, she’s a professional writer.  Her blogs had better darn well be amazing.  Lately, they’ve gotten a little mean, though, I think.  Maybe the pressure of being a Bravo housewife has finally gotten to her.  It’s tough being a first-year housewife.  Just ask Aviva.  I feel kind of sorry for Carole.  I think, because of some traumatically sad events in her life, Carole is a little afraid of taking emotional risks and making serious commitments.  She seems to be happy, but I get a sadness vibe from her too.  I hope she will take a leap of faith and find another true love, if that’s what she wants.  I don’t think Russ is the one whether she’s now his “official” girlfriend or not.  He’s what I call “hey were in the same city, let’s get it on” kind of guy.  I don’t believe in just one soul mate per person.  I don’t see Carole wanting to return as a housewife unless she thinks the need to promote something outweighs the need for her own peace and sanity.  Carole’s tagline for next season should be:  “If you’re looking for someone to be nice to your face, but don’t mind if they talk behind your back, I’m your girl.”

And then there’s Aviva. Aviva, Aviva, Aviva.  I never warmed up to Aviva.  Not even when she took up for Ramona for not being invited to London by Heather.  There was just something about her from the very beginning when she was sitting having lunch with Luann I didn’t like.  I couldn’t put my finger on it.  Why didn’t I like her?  She didn’t do anything that outrageous or mean, even if she did have a creepy dad.  Then came her charity event, followed by St. Barts.  Whoa Nelly!  I need not go any further.  If anyone with half a brain cannot see that Aviva is a judgmental, irrational, insecure bitch with an enormous sense of entitlement, then nothing I say will convince them otherwise.  I’m sure if she wants to come back next season, Andy will personally deliver the contract to her door.  She’s Bravo housewife gold.  I hope for her own well-being, she decides not to come back but, for some reason, I believe we will be seeing more of Adiva. Aviva’s tagline for next season should be:  “My friends know I’m a judgmental bitch – they should feel lucky they made the cut.”

I’m sure there are other funnier taglines for these crazy broads.  I’ve enjoyed watching and writing about the New York ladies.  It’s always been my favorite Bravo city.

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Photos by Boston

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Gallery Girls “Wrap Your Trouble in Dreams” Series oops!

Season Finale by Lulu

Blueball Cafe
Maggie invites Amy for coffee. They discuss their favorite person Liz. Maggie
determines that Liz is unfit as a friend and that Amy is supercool! So they
become friends.

End of the Century Finale
Claudia discusses the finances with business partner Lara. The problem is
rent is due soon and their on the 2nd notice for failure to pay comed. No money
to pay for either. The real problem is the customers. It’s the customers fault
because it’s their job to buy their stuff. Regardless of whether or not the store
is open or the owners are out of town. When Chantal arrives the ladies are
tense. Since the past 10 days she was in a Paris hospital and it’s her fault
comed wasn’t paid?!?! In the end the business goes belly up. No surprise there.

Maggie’s trial
In order to be considered for a position at one of the galleries she’s interviewed
at. She has to do a “trial”(work for free for one day). Overall she does well,
only a little snag about business cards. Later she tells Eli to shove it! That she
found a gallery that actually “PAYS” their people. To which Eli responds that his
gallery is too slow. In the end Eli compliments her work and offers a reference.

Olive Oil
Kerri meets with her father to discuss her future. On one hand she has a job
that pays her. While on the other hand she has an unpaid internship. She ponders
whether or not to stay at the internship. Ultimately, she quits the internship. What
a wasted opportunity.

Fowl ave gallery
After Angela has drinks with Claudia the previous night. She is quick to spill
the bitter details to Chantal. Claudia is very angry with Chantal and blames
her for End of Century’s short comings. Later, Chantal meets with Claudia
who attempt to salvage a broken friendship due to business failure.

Amy’s going places
After the dust settles and she realizes that she has to find a job and fast. She
quickly taps her database of people she knows and sends her resume. She
interviews at the same gallery where Maggie interviewed.She was invited back for a
trial, where I have to say she woke up. You can clearly see how driven she is
and later was offered a job.

Everybody hurts Maggie
Maggie is called to Bernaducci’s Gallery, only to be rejected due to a lack of
drive. To add insult to injury she finds out that Amy got “her” job. Someone
should tell the girl to swallow her pride! Yes, rejection sucks, but you are on
camera and potential employers could be watching. Guess she forgot that
memo. Crying and whining are just not the way to go especially in front of
an employer! Later she ponders what direction her life is going.

Summary
The greatest disappointment of this series is the lack of art. The focus was
so heavily on these 20 year old that the greater picture was lost. Sharon
Hurowitz should have been the focus. She is 100x more interesting! Just
like Baby Jane both ladies have way too little airtime. Both lead such
interesting lives.

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BASKETBALL WIVES – L.A. By Detox

Welcome back to Basketball Wives L.A.

We begin this week with Jackie, who is preparing for a pool party at her home to which she has invited all of her cast mates.  She interviews that she stayed up all night preparing and that she is very nervous about it.  She also says that she is not quite sure who will be showing up at the party because not everyone has RSVP’d.

Draya and Malaysia are the first to arrive at Jackie’s house.  Jackie gives them hugs and reminds Malaysia that she was supposed to come earlier than the others to help hold her hand and calm her nerves (Jackie may be crazy, but Malaysia DID promise to do that.  Jackie is not imagining THIS one).  Malaysia apologizes.

The camera pans to a huge table that Jackie has set up in her house filled with lovely-looking food and pictures of each of her cast mates on the table (The food I like.  It looks great.  The pictures of each of her cast mates, however, give me pause because I find it to be a bit creepy.  Draya agrees with me and says so in her interview).

Laura arrives next, and Jackie greets her warmly before engaging in a bit of small talk.  Meanwhile, Draya and Malaysia are outside near the pool talking about how they hope the pool party goes smoothly.

At a certain point, Draya, Jackie, Laura and Malaysia are all sitting around Jackie’s pool outside.  In front of everyone sitting there, Draya asks Jackie why she directly contacted Gloria to invite her to the pool party when Draya specifically asked her NOT to do so when they last met one-on-one to discuss possibly resuming their friendship and to discuss Jackie possibly doing the same with the other women (because of Gloria’s negative feelings and apprehension toward Jackie).

Draya interviews that Jackie “pissed” her off when she did this because it made her feel like Jackie did not trust Draya to handle it the way she said she would.  Jackie interviews that Draya saying this to her at the party in front of everyone really angers her.

Draya further interviews that it is sad that Jackie, at her advanced age (Ooh, SNAP!), is so “thirsty” for friends that she would basically contact Gloria when Draya made it clear that Gloria wanted ABSOLUTELY NOTHING MORE TO DO with Jackie.  In short, Draya feels like she offered to do a favor and help Jackie out by acting as an intermediary to try and convince Gloria to befriend Jackie again by reassuring Gloria that Jackie was NOT crazy.  And then Jackie turned around and ruined everything by CRAZILY contacting Gloria even though Gloria had not even given Jackie her new cell phone number (and despite the fact that Gloria had also just recently kicked Jackie out of her dinner party and her home when Jackie showed up there uninvited by Gloria).

Speaking of Gloria, she eventually DOES arrive at the pool party, along with Brooke.  Gloria has a look on her face like she would rather be in…..Oh, I don’t know…Afghanistan (ANYWHERE but at JACKIE’s house.  I’m pretty sure she was only there because of arm-twisting by the Producers.)!!

Jackie makes a BIG production of walking over to Gloria and giving her a big bear hug once she arrives.  Gloria hugs her back with arms that look like they barely want to touch Jackie at all.  As Jackie is hugging Gloria, she tells Gloria that “this” was “all I needed.”

Once everyone, including new arrivals Brooke and Gloria, are all seated outside around Jackie’s pool, Jackie tells Gloria why she felt the need to call Gloria directly in some rambling way that makes no sense to me.

Gloria responds and directly tells Jackie that she would NOT have come even though Jackie personally invited her if it would not have been for Draya telling her about the prior meeting between the two of them.  In short, Gloria lets Jackie know that she is only there because Draya put in a good word for Jackie and persuaded her to attend  (You would think Jackie would be grateful to Draya for this.  As we will see later, however, not only is Jackie NOT grateful, she has found a way to be hopping mad at Draya!  Oh, the MIND of Jackie Christie!!  How DOES that thing work?  Never mind.  I’m too scared to really find out!).

Jackie then takes a moment to thank everyone for coming to her pool party.  At this point, Brooke decides to direct her attention to Draya and brings up Draya’s walking out of the “King Magazine” shoot once she realized Brooke was going to be modeling at the shoot also.  Brooke then re-tells her version of the entire story in front of the entire group (I am frankly tired of hearing this story.  Enough, Brooke!  I really do NOT see the big deal.  JEEZ!!).

Draya responds that her walking out of the shoot was absolutely nothing PERSONAL against Brooke.  Rather, it was just BUSINESS, in her opinion.  Draya further explains to Brooke that she had certain agreements in place about it being a closed shoot, and when she walked in and saw that this agreement was NOT going to be honored, she decided to exercise her right to leave.  She says that this had nothing to do with Brooke at all.

When Brooke continues to try to discuss and question Draya about her policy of only doing closed shoots, Draya says, “J-Lo does not shoot with everybody.”

Brooke then immediately tells Draya that she is NOT J-Lo (Well, that’s obvious….but, wait a minute.  I thought Brooke and Draya were friends.  Why is Brooke pushing the issue?  And why does Brooke think that Draya thinks that she is actually really someone named J-Lo when she is actually really someone named Draya?   I don’t get it.  I sense this may lead to further tension in the future between the two of them – just the way the Producers probably want it.).

Draya then finally asks Brooke why she is so concerned about Draya’s leaving the set when it should not have affected Brooke at all.  Brooke tells Draya that it DID affect her because it made things tense and awkward for her when Draya did that (I also seem to remember Brooke saying that Draya doing this worked out to her advantage in the end and would probably end up getting her the cover due to a lack of competition.  So, why is Brooke pushing this issue if it benefited her?  Like I said earlier, I don’t get it.  It seems to be much ado about nothing).

Jackie then makes a speech to the group about how she is trying to do things differently with them this time (unlike the CRAZY way she did it last time).  She then immediately looks at Brooke and says, “Now, I see we have new people trying to penetrate ‘The Circle,’ and I am concerned about this.”  (….Ummm…What the EFF??!!).

All of the women look at Jackie like they are stunned and like they think she is crazy after she says this.

Gloria tells Jackie that, after everything that Jackie has done, she does not EVEN have room to “go there” when it comes to talking about a “new girl” penetrating “their Circle.”  She continues and basically tells Jackie that, just like Brooke is brand new to the group, Jackie is also considered NEW to the group because of all of her past bad behavior.  In short, she tells Jackie that she has to prove herself all over again when it comes to all of the other women.

Jackie interviews that she cannot believe that Gloria is even saying this after they have shared 10 years of friendship (I cannot believe that Jackie cannot believe that Gloria is saying this after all of the nasty stunts and drama Jackie pulled and caused last season!  Again….Jackie just does NOT “get it.”).  She further interviews that she is highly offended by this (O.K.  So, Jackie has now managed to be “highly offended” by both Draya and Gloria, and the party has not even really started.  Oh boy!).

Jackie does not express her anger and offense at Gloria’s comment (even though, in her interview, she was QUITE clear that Gloria had angered and offended her).  Instead, she gives a speech to the group about how she loves them ALL; how she missed them (when they were not speaking); and how she truly values their individual friendships with her.  She then tells Brooke that she is just getting to know her and looking forward to it.

The group is silent for a while, and there is a bit of an awkward pause before Malaysia finally says that the group just needs to go on ahead and FORGIVE Jackie and call it a day.  The women all agree to do this, and this seems to break the tension.

At Jackie’s request, Gloria then goes back into Jackie’s house to get a stack of cards that Jackie has prepared for each woman she has invited and comes back outside and hands a card addressed personally to each woman.

Draya is the first to read her card aloud, and she tells Jackie that she thinks Jackie’s card and words are beautiful.  Jackie starts to cry.  Gloria does the same and thanks Jackie, followed by Laura.  Jackie continues to cry.  Laura interviews that this was a really nice thing for Jackie to do and that she was touched by it.

Malaysia, who is usually so laid back, reads her card and says jokingly (but not really) that she is a bit offended by her card because Jackie hardly wrote anything to her in the card at all.  She says she is offended because she has been the main one responsible for getting the other girls to give Jackie a chance (I agree with Malaysia).  Malaysia then indicates that she is just going to let it go (This is another reason I like Malaysia.  She knows how to NOT sweat the SMALL stuff).

Jackie interviews that the girls’ reactions were not as BIG as she was expecting (….Ummm….WHAT??!!  Oh, for the love of God, Jackie!!  You are lucky these women even allow you to breathe the same air as them after what you did!  Good Lord!!).  She then interviews that she blames DRAYA for this (??!!HUH??!!).  She (ILLOGICALLY and UNFAIRLY) explains that she blames Draya for this because she feels that Draya set an ugly “tone” by bringing up the fact that Jackie directly contacted Gloria against Draya’s specific request (Never mind that Draya did not even say this in front of ALL of the party guests, as two had yet to arrive.  And never mind that the other women really did not seem to be paying attention or to really even give a damn about what Draya said.  Jackie Christie will not REST until she finds a mortal enemy against which she must rail, Dammit!!  This time, she has decided that this unlucky person will be Draya.  Bellevue, Jackie….look into it!!).

Next, we see Malaysia walk into an office of some kind to meet with a woman.  She interviews that she might be interested in getting into doing voiceover work.  The woman with whom she meets is a vocal coach who is going to assist her with this goal.

Malaysia reads prepared word into a microphone, and although she usually has the ability to make everything look easy, she does look like she is having a bit of trouble with doing this.  The vocal coach encourages her.  Malaysia interviews that she is shy by nature, and this is forcing her to face one of her fears and conquer it (Good for her!).

Draya and Brooke meet up for lunch.  Brooke interviews that she invited Draya to lunch because she still felt uneasy about “the ‘King Magazine’ shoot.’  She also admits that she is competitive.

Once Draya arrives and gets settled in at their table, Draya again tells Brooke that her decision to walk out of the shoot was not PERSONAL against Brooke.  She apologizes to Brooke if she unintentionally made her feel that way.

Draya interviews that Brooke bringing this topic up at the pool party made both of them look stupid and could cause the others to question Draya and Brooke’s friendship.

Brooke tells Draya that she “gets” it (FINALLY!  Thank God!)  Draya tells Brooke that, in the future, she would prefer it if Brooke directed any issues she might have with Draya to her one-on-one and NOT in front of a group of people because she is a very private person (I think Draya’s request is both reasonable and mature).

Next, we see Jackie participating in some type of photo shoot.  She interviews that she is about to be interviewed by a blogger named Jason Lee (I guess this photo shoot is to have a recent picture of Jackie accompanying the interview).    During that interview, Jackie tells Jason that she deals with everything by keeping her husband Doug FIRST (Good policy, Jac!).

While Jackie is interviewing, Laura arrives.  Jackie interviews that she asked Laura to stop by her interview because Laura is the first one she again wants to speak with one-on-one.  She explains that she wants to nip any “ganging up on her” in the bud.

After the interview, Jackie and Laura sit and talk.  Jackie tells Laura that she feels that Malaysia and Draya are different around the group than they are when they are with her one-on-one.

Laura interviews that Jackie feels like, “I’m the ‘Big Mama,’ and I’ll show you” when it comes to Draya.  Jackie interviews that it was hard for her to let Draya plan the pool party (I am sure that this is because Jackie is a MAJOR Control Freak).  Laura interviews that she is like “What the f*ck?!” when it comes to some of what Jackie is trying to tell her right now.

Laura tells Jackie to stay in the present and to stop over-analyzing (Good advice).  She interviews that she now realizes that Jackie is STILL the EXACT SAME person (she was last Season), only this time she also comes with “a bit of a twist.”  She says that Jackie is “still a tornado.  She’s just coming in a little SLOWER than she did last time.”  (I think that is a good analogy, and I wholeheartedly agree).

As Jackie continues to try to belabor certain points, Laura directly tells Jackie that she is BORED with Jackie’s conversation (Oh, SNAP!  I do admire Laura’s directness, though.  I think one probably HAS to be this way with Jackie).  Jackie interviews that Laura is NOT understanding her (That’s because you are not making any SENSE, Jackie!).

Despite Laura telling Jackie that she is bored with the conversation, the two of them continue to have a circular conversation that goes absolutely NOWHERE.    Jackie finally ends up telling Laura that she was hurt by Draya’s behavior at her pool party.  Laura responds by saying nothing and simply looking at Jackie blankly (probably because she simply does not CARE).

Malaysia and Gloria meet for breakfast.  Afterward, they go to a jewelry store in the Beverly-Wilshire Hotel that carries Malaysia’s jewelry line.  The store is owned by a jeweler named Jason who is also Malaysia’s partner in the jewelry line.

Upon seeing Malaysia, Jason tells her that the reaction to her (their?) line has been “amazing” (Yay, Malaysia!!)!.  Gloria interviews that she is impressed by this.  She is also impressed by Malaysia’s jewelry.

The camera focuses on a particular necklace in a glass case that has a basketball with a crown on top of it.  Malaysia says she wants to make an “official” Basketball Wives’ necklace (I am not sure if this is to only include cast mates of this particular franchise or only actual wives of professional basketball players.  If it is the latter, does one have to be an official “wife,” or does being a “baby mama” and/or an ex-girlfriend of a professional basketball player count?  I’m not quite sure.).

Gloria says that she likes the idea that this necklace will be exclusively available to only a small group of women.

Jason tells Malaysia that they should have a showcase of her jewelry where they invite celebrities and members of the press to attend.  Malaysia agrees.  She interviews that she is so proud that her “3 Beats” (named after the heartbeats of her 3 children) jewelry line is in stores and selling so well.

Next, we see Jackie sitting at a table waiting for someone.  That someone turns out to be Brooke.  Jackie interviews that she has invited Brooke to lunch so they can talk one-on-one.

Once they are seated, Jackie tells Brooke that she invited Brooke to lunch because she wants to get to know her better.  To that end, Jackie asks Brooke if she is originally from L.A., and, if she is, how she feels to be back.

Brooke tells Jackie that she IS originally from L.A., and she is happy to be back because it is her hometown and because her kids are happy to be in L.A. too (Kids??!!!  Where did they come from?  This is the first I ever heard of Brooke having any kids.  Well, one learns something new every day!)

Brooke then admits to Jackie that she has heard a bunch of crazy stories about her, but she has decided to judge Jackie based upon her own experiences with Jackie (Why, that is very mature of you, Brooke!  Me likey.).

Jackie’s eyes narrow at this, and she tells Brooke that all of the other women are just JEALOUS of her (OMG!!  Here we go with that “jealousy” card again, Jackie!  I thought you were DONE with that.  I guess I thought wrong).  She explains that the other women are jealous of her because she is strong, confident and has a good marriage.

Brooke interviews that Jackie seems, to her, to be “super-sensitive” (I agree with Brooke; however, I see Jackie as being super-sensitive NOT in the GOOD way where she is compassionate and super-understanding.  Instead, I see Jackie as being super-sensitive in the BAD way….as in she takes OFFENSE very, very easily at some of the strangest, most minor and most petty things!).

Brooke tells Jackie that, whenever it comes to any group of women, there will always be disagreements.  She then says that she basically does not care whether someone likes her or not.

Jackie then tells Brooke that she thinks they are a lot alike (….Ummm….HOW?….And how, Jackie, have you been able to gather this by having only ONE lunch with Brooke?  I think you are only saying this because you want an ally, and you think Brooke will be easier to recruit because she has not had the same horrible experiences with you as all of the other women did last season.).

Jackie then asks Brooke if she knows Malaysia’s friend, Bambi.  Brooke says that she DOES know Bambi, and, despite what Jackie may have HEARD, she has NO problem with Bambi; however, Bambi seems to have a problem with HER for some reason.  Brooke further tells Jackie that she reached out to Bambi, out of respect, and it “still blew up” in her face (I have absolutely no idea what Brooke is talking about, but I sure would love to find out!  I hope it will be revealed in future episodes).

Jackie then invites Brooke to her and Doug’s 17th Wedding.  Brooke agrees to attend.  Jackie interviews that she can see herself becoming great friends with Brooke because she likes the fact that Brooke seems to be “an open book.”

Next, we see Draya and Malaysia walking into an office conference room and Draya introducing Malaysia to a woman and a man who are inside.  Draya interviews that she is bringing Malaysia to meet with a publicist.  The woman is a publicist by the name of Mimi Davis.  I have no idea who the man is because his name is not listed onscreen.

Draya interviews that she thinks Malaysia would make a great spokes model (I agree).  The meeting basically begins by Draya telling Mimi Davis some things about Malaysia.

The publicist then asks Malaysia to speak for herself and describe herself.  Malaysia says that she is a little shy; loves fashion; and is a wife and a mother.  She interviews that she has decided, for once, to just “Live Out Loud.”  (Good for you, Girl!!).  She further interviews that Draya thinks she needs to get out there a bit more and stop hiding behind her family.

The publicist tells Malaysia that she will help her.  She also tells her that she wants to get Malaysia involved and behind a charity.  Malaysia interviews that she thinks the meeting went very well, and she also thinks she might be on board with Mimi and Philippe (I guess this is the gentleman who was also in the room with them).

Aww, lookie, lookie….a brand new cookie!  By “new cookie,” I mean Bambi, Malaysia’s friend, who has sudden re-appeared on the show.  She and Malaysia meet for lunch.  Bambi tells Malaysia that she is out in L.A. for the Summer, and she wants to spend some time with her.

Malaysia tells Bambi she wants Bambi to meet the rest of the girls.  She explains that she wants Bambi to meet Laura first because, out of the entire group, it is Laura to whom she is closest.  She says she also wants Bambi to meet Laura first because she feels that Laura and Bambi have similar personalities in that they both have a “dude-ish” attitude which complements Malaysia because she is so girly and ladylike.

Bambi interviews that it will be a little hard for her to meet with Laura first because she still has to get over the fact that Malaysia and Laura had an actual physical fight last season (I had actually forgotten all about that.  I now realize how ironic it is that Malaysia is closest to Laura out of all the women, seeing as how they once came to physical blows in broad daylight in the middle of an outdoor restaurant).

Flashbacks appear onscreen of Malaysia and Laura throwing down (Knowing Malaysia the way I do now, I simply cannot believe that she actually physically fought someone because she is so level-headed, demure and ladylike….but fought she DID!!  In fact, she whipped Laura’s a*s, which is impressive considering that Laura is taller and bigger than her.  I keep forgetting that Malaysia IS originally from Compton, though.  I guess that explains her victory.).

Bambi continues to interview that, for Malaysia’s sake, she will do her best to get over Laura physically fighting with Malaysia (even though her loyalty to Malaysia makes this difficult).

Bambi then changes the subject and says she does not know WHAT it will be like when she finally sees Brooke because, from what she hears from their mutual friends, Brooke has still been “talking sh*t” about her “constantly.”  Malaysia says she hopes that Bambi and Brooke can work it out.  Bambi looks skeptical.

As per Malaysia’s request, Bambi does indeed later meet with both Malaysia and Laura for lunch.  Malaysia and Bambi tell Laura that they have been friends with each other since they were both 17 years old.

Laura asks Bambi what she does for a living, and Bambi says she is a rapper (Wow!  Who knew?  I can see it, though.  I don’t know why, but I like Bambi for some reason.  I probably like her because she made me laugh out loud in the one and only episode in which she appeared before this one).  Laura asks different questions about this.  She tells Bambi that she LOVES rap, particularly “dirty, down South rap.”

Bambi tells Laura that she performs mainly in Atlanta (What a co-inky-dink!!  Laura loves “dirty South rap,” and Bambi mainly raps in “the dirty South”).  Laura tells Bambi that she wants to go to one of her concerts.  Bambi says she can make this happen.

Bambi interviews that the situation between her and Brooke could get “ugly.”  Speaking of Brooke, Laura asks Bambi how she knows her.  Bambi explains that she and Brooke have mutual friends and once even, unbeknownst to them for a time, dated the SAME guy.  This resulted in them eventually having a telephone conversation where they both yelled at each other.

Bambi says that after this telephone conversation, she was “OVER it,” and she thought Brooke was too.  However, she realizes that Brooke is/was NOT over it because she kept (and keeps) “talking sh*t” about her.

Laura again tells Bambi she wants to go to one of Bambi’s concerts.  She tells Bambi that she could even be her Opening Act because she “has good rhymes.”  (Now THIS I’d like to SEE!).

Bambi interviews that when it comes to Brooke, “She don’t WANT it with ME!!”  She is emphatic when she says this, and she has a SERIOUSLY HARD look on her face when she does (It even scares ME a little bit, and I actually LIKE Bambi based upon what I know about her so far.  “Brooke, you in DANGER, Girl!!”).

Next, we see Laura and Malaysia meet for lunch, just the 2 of them.  Malaysia interviews that Laura is uncomfortable about some things, and she has asked Malaysia to meet with her so she can vent and get Malaysia’s opinions about these things.

Once they meet, Laura tells Malaysia that “things” have been going on between her and her sister, Gloria.  Laura does not elaborate any more on exactly WHAT these “things” are (So I am a bit confused).

Malaysia advises Laura to have a heart-to-heart talk with her sister.  Laura says she WANTS to do this because she feels like there is now “a distance” between her and Gloria.

Malaysia tells Laura that she NEEDS to do it soon because “Life is too short,” and she would hate for something bad to happen that would prevent Laura from ever having the opportunity to do this with Gloria.  She then tells Laura that if LAURA does not talk to Gloria, then SHE will talk to Gloria FOR Laura.

Their conversation ends with the mystery of the exact problem (or problems) between Laura and Gloria never actually being explained (I hope this is explained in future episodes).

Speaking of lunch (that will not go quite as smoothly as the one I just described between Malaysia and Laura), Draya and Jackie also meet for lunch.  Draya interviews that Jackie called her to meet up.  She says she is apprehensive (She probably should be when it comes to Jackie).

Once Draya sits down, Jackie almost immediately tells Draya that Draya said rude things at her pool party that “hurt her feelings.”

Draya looks momentarily stunned by this.  Once she regains her composure, she calmly tells Jackie that, to her, it all boiled down to Jackie not RESPECTING her (and her requests/wishes when it came to contacting Gloria directly), and it bothered her.

Draya then reminds Jackie that one of the reasons she made this request was because Jackie had just gotten KICKED OUT OF Gloria’s party and house by Gloria HERSELF.

At first, Jackie DENIES that Gloria kicked her out (…Ummm….Say what, now?!?!).  Draya’s eyes widen to 3 times their normal size as if she cannot believe what she is hearing.  I guess because of this and because of the fact that Jackie’s brain quickly computed and came back to the reality that her being kicked out of Gloria’s house was ON FILM, Jackie relents and admits that she WAS kicked out.

Jackie then inexplicably tells Draya that she was “a sh*t-starter” at her pool party.  She further says that Draya is just “sneaky” about being a “sh*t-starter.”  Draya interviews that this shows her that “Jackie/Mr. Hyde/Crazy” finally made his/her re-appearance (since last Season) while she and Jackie were sitting there (I agree with Draya).

Jackie then, also inexplicably, tells Draya that all of the other women (including Draya) are “JEALOUS” of her because she lives this “fabulous” lifestyle of celebrities and glamour (Ms. Delusional, meet Jackie.  Jackie meet, Ms. Delusional.  You are now looking at each other in a mirror because you are one and the same).

Draya again looks at Jackie as if she cannot believe what she is hearing come out of Jackie’s mouth.

Jackie continues and then basically tells Draya that her life is so fabulous that she did not really even care that the other women were not speaking to her at one time (??!!WTF??!!).

Draya’s eyes again widen a bit before she tells Jackie that Jackie is in DENIAL (I TOTALLY agree with Draya).  Jackie firmly disagrees and says she is NOT in denial.  Jackie again tells Draya that she truly “didn’t give a f*ck” (that the other women were no longer speaking to her at one time)!

Draya tells Jackie that if Jackie truly did NOT “give a f*ck,” then she would not have gone to such lengths such as showing up uninvited at Gloria’s dinner party and by also throwing such an extravagant pool party for all of them (Umm….HELLO!  Thank You, Draya!  Stevie Wonder can see this.  Why can’t Jackie?  Oh yeah, that’s right!  She cannot see it because she is DERANGED.).

Draya then tells Jackie that she is going to tell the other women everything Jackie has just said to her.  Jackie’s eyes get bigger and then narrow angrily in response to Draya saying this.  She asks, “Draya, you are actually going to tell the other women what I said?!?!”

Without missing a beat, Draya says, “YES!”  (This directness and honesty is another one of the things I like about Draya.  I said during my very first blog this season that Draya and Malaysia are my two favorites out of this cast.).

Jackie then put her head down and holds both her hands up and together as if she is now in prayer (The HELL??!!??) and sits there silently in this position.  Draya asks Jackie if she is praying.

Jackie says, “Yes,” and that she is not praying to “Lazarus the Devil” like Draya does (Cue the theme music to “The Twilight Zone”).  Draya’s eyes get bigger, and she looks at Jackie as if she is a STONE COLD LUNATIC (because Jackie IS a STONE COLD LUNATIC).  She then slowly tells Jackie that “Lazarus” is not the Devil’s name.

Jackie responds by basically saying it (Lazarus) CAN be (the Devil’s name) if she WANTS it to be (ROFL.  This is just so bizarre that all I can do is laugh uncomfortably as I sit in front of my television screen at both Draya’s face and at what Jackie just said).

Draya then immediately and VERY quickly gathers up her stuff from the table as if she is SCARED and SHAKEN and leaves Jackie by herself in the restaurant.  Jackie interviews that Draya is really starting to piss her off (Really, Jackie?  I never would have guessed.  I think YOU are starting to SCARE THE HELL OUT OF Draya….and ME too!!).

Next Week:

Doug and Jackie get a preview of what wild antics might actually take place at the club where they plan to throw their 17th wedding.  This includes a scantily-clad woman or two lifting her/their leg(s) up to her/their ears while in a cage.  Jackie interviews that Doug looks like he is enjoying himself just a little bit TOO much, and she has a look on her face indicating that she is NOT amused (I AM!).

Laura and Gloria have a heart-to-heart talk that causes them each to end up in a flood of tears.

Bambi talks to Draya and Malaysia about Brooke.

The women seem to all be gathered together at some type of establishment when, somehow, a physical fight almost breaks out between BIG OL’ Jackie and LITTLE BITTY Draya.  This is prevented by the other women getting in between the two of them (Here we go!  I warned you all from the very beginning of the Season about Jackie Christie and my doubts about all of her talk of “turning over a new leaf;” recognizing the error of her ways; and actually CHANGING.  I made it very clear that I did NOT believe her for a minute.  Based on this upcoming preview,  I think I can once again say, “TOLDJA!”).

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Week 2 of Dancing with the Stars, All-Stars
by COCFarm

Keepin’ it short and sweet.  I thought everyone brought something great to their dances. I really enjoyed Melissa, Apolo, Sabrina (like and energizer bunny), Drew did an amazing stop sign move, Joey and his Chaplin, Shawn, another energizer bunny, Kelly and her Zeppelins!  Her GH castmates, Elizabeth Herbst and the teen that plays Sam’s youngest sister were in the audience.  And Gilles was just Mmmmm good.

Here are their scores in order of how they appeared on the show along with the dance performed:

Melissa & Tony, jive: 23.5

Bristol & Mark, quick-step: 18

Helio &, Chelsie, jive: 23

Apolo & Karina, quick-step: 24.5

Sabrina & Louie, quick-step: 26

Kirstie & Maks, jive: 21

Emmitt & Cheryl, quick step; 22.5

Drew & Anna, jive: 22.5

Joey & Kym, quick-step: 22.5

Shawn & Derek, quick-step: 25

Kelly & Val, quick-step: 22

Gilles & Peta, jive: 25.5

Even Bristol brings something this year that she didn’t in her previous season, however, it is time for her to go.  She isn’t in the same class as the rest of the All-Stars.  Mama & Papa Palin were in the audience for each show so far.  If it’s not Bristol going home, it should probably be Kirstie who’s next to go.  But she’s really workin’ it as well.  Those are the two that aren’t quite up to speed with the rest of the pack.  But the one that should go home is rarely the one that does go home, with the exception of last weeks Pam Anderson who had the dubious honor of being voted off first in two seasons of DWTS.  So if it’s not Bristol or Kirstie, whoever gets sent home will be a shocker.

I do not watch the whole Tuesday night show but will report back on the final two and who goes home tomorrow.

Thanks all for letting me bring you the statistics from DWTS!

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Poll Results

WWHL Poll – 79% Heather – What do we think?

WWHL rules – vote as many times as you’d like

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Happy Birthday sparklemuffy & Ruby Newbie

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607 Responses to Joe Giudice will make a decision on a plea deal this week / Real Housewives of New York Finale / Gallery Girls / Basketball Wives LA / Dancing with the Stars

  1. LaineyLainey says:

    At the risk of winning a date with George the Perv McPervyton, I think I’m first!!!!

  2. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. I totally forgot about NY last night. I watched comedies on CBS. I read some of your comments last night and you all are so funny. Have a good day.

  3. Rebecca says:

    Can we all send a mental signal to Joe Guidice to take the damn plea deal and plead guilty? Get this over with already!

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      I have a feeling that Teresa is going to get a nice big bonus to sign her Bravo contract before Joe has to go to court and that it will be a part of her storyline for S5

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      I just sent my mental sign. I’m not even Teresa or Joe, and even I am ready for this whole thing to be over and done. Just go to jail, Joe (I DO think 5 years is an incredibly harsh sentence for what he did, though. Maybe he should change his name to Lindsay Lohan, where the time he spends IN an actual jail is 2 days, even though he has been sentenced to 5 years. *Shrug*).

    • Powell says:

      I’m telling you Rebecca. With good behavior(don’t laugh) he’ll be out in 3yrs.

  4. LA_Debra says:

    Does anyone know if Aviva took the Bar? Lots of people go to law school and don’t take the bar, but they usually make a comment about that so you don’t think they are/were a practicing attorney.

    • I don’t think she did take the bar because usually when listing your credentials/resume you list bar admissions and the last thing she lists is that she attended Cardozo law school in NYC and then she goes into how at a “chance” meeting at Bed Bath and Beyond she ran into investment banker Reid Drescher…..and the rest is self-righteous spoiled brat history.

      Plus she never lists a job…..in order to practice law she’d have to have passed the bar unless she worked as a paralegal. I’d say little miss prissy pants should watch her 4 language speaking tongue before some of her own misstatements are aired.

      • PJ says:

        That was my thought too. Going to law school is one thing passing the bar is another. Some get out of law school and have trouble passing the bar so just saying you went to law school means very little unless you can pass the bar.

        • Lady Chatterley says:

          Good question for the reunion.

          • Emily says:

            I have lots of girlfriends who went to law school and never bothered to even try the bar. I tend to think of them as husband seekers (looking for a lawyer husband). In fact, my attorney brother (who passed the bar) is dating one right now! Ha!

            • LaineyLainey says:

              Yeah, sort of like nursing students who have no intention of helping to the heal the sick for too long. Admittedly, it’s a great way to meet doctors!! We used to tell our daughter to go study in the law library on campus. She didn’t listen!!!! 🙂

            • jules says:

              My brother in law graduated from law school but has never taken the bar because he never intended to “practice”. He went to law school to enhance his resume and so he could review contracts, etc. I believe he just lists the J.D. after his name and that’s only on resumes.

        • kit9 says:

          Like JFL Jr who famously failed to pass the bar several times.

    • kidsrfunny says:

      You’re not allowed to have an escort to the Bar Exam. I believe it’s on the 2nd floor – way too high. Perhaps you have to take a small plane to get there.

    • Orson says:

      For that matter, I’d like to point out that “Went to law school” isn’t quite the same as “Graduated from law school”.

    • plainviewsue says:

      Kind of like Melissa saying she is a teacher. Who knows if she took the tests to get her credidation.

      • PJ says:

        Yes Teresa looked like what on earth is she talking about when Melissa said she was a teacher.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        ha

        • amalfi says:

          Far be it from me to stick up for icky Mel, but she did post her college degree on her twitter… or was it some Microsoft word template tool that lets you print them at home. hmmmm

          • plainviewsue says:

            Not saying she didn’t get her degree. But to be a teacher, at least in NY & NJ, you have to take and pass tests to get your creditation. Also, u need to get your masters degree within 5 years (that I know for sure in NY). Plenty of people get their degrees in education, but never teach in a classroom.

            • amalfi says:

              oh i dont for a second believe she did that… i think most people would have thought she was talking about student teaching or something… she is a passive liar.

    • Powell says:

      I thought she did practice.

  5. Happy Birthday Sparklemuffy & Ruby Newbie!!!

    Thanks for the great recaps as well! Spot on about all the ladies although I will say that I am not quite so keen on Carole. I think she talks out of both sides of her mouth when all the while she is stirring the pot….For the love of God PLEASE don’t let Aviva come back for another season. There is only so much self-righteous entitled spoiled bitch I can take!

    Have a great day all!

  6. BB says:

    Happy Birthday sparklemuffy and Ruby Newbie. Hope you both have a great day.

  7. likesphotoshop says:

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  8. likesphotoshop says:

    Oh goodness Auto Correct. I mean.. I left u a reply. On mine then left one on yours when I realized you had a blog. For Boston 02127

  9. likesphotoshop says:

    One posted and one is in moderation lol. Thanks Auto Correct, but you don’t help.

  10. noreen7 says:

    Thank you so much for the recaps of all the shows. I missed Gallery Girls so it was great to get the recap. I was horrified by Aviva last night. At the end of the fashion show, she grabs Heather, stays on stage while Heather thanks everyone and makes a fool of herself. Self centered does not even begin to describe that woman. I really think that Heather was ticked off at Aviva and over reacted to Sonja and Ramona. I think they got the rath that should have been showered on Aviva.

  11. LA_Debra says:

    Rubie Newbie is such a great nom de plume! Happy Birthday! And Happy Birthday Sparklemuffy 🙂

  12. ladyballs says:

    i never liked carole. the worst carole moment for me was her scolding luanne for using the word indian.

    i can’t stand one adult policing what another adult can or cannot say…pet peeve of mine.

  13. Lady Chatterley says:

    I keep reading about Carole’s final comment re: these ladies being fractured. The problem that I see is that there was never cohesion to begin with. There really isn’t any chemistry here – no reason for the viewers to root for any resolution, other than to be spared having to hear any more screeching from the horrible Aviva. I wanted to cheer for the new ladies, but I’m thinking that Bravo hasn’t quite got it right here. I think that Heather can still work on the show. I think that Luann, Sonja, and Ramona still work. Carole is just boring – I don’t see that she adds anything. And Aviva – her style of crazy is just too over the top, too loud, too negative, too on all the time – if she blew her top every now and then and then regretted it later and was likable otherwise, it might work. But, she will make viewers stop watching

    That’s my two cents.

    • ladyballs says:

      i agree there’s no chemistry. the original cast had chemistry.

    • I think that’s it. It’s only when they are really friends first that we care if they argue. That’s why the Jill/Bethenny fight felt real – because their friendship felt real. I guess that means Ramonja had better write in an epic fight for next season when they are laying out their storylines. Carole seems distant from the rest of them – almost like she’s an outside observer of their behavior. I think Aviva’s rants just went on and on and on through too many episodes. If she had left her crazy at the island like KBB it would have been better for everyone.

      • soxwalsh says:

        I so agree with you NoMoreDrama! I was genuinely upset with Bethenny and Jill fought because it was a real friendship. The pain each of them felt was real. I also agree that Carole seems distant. I really liked her at first because I thought she’d be the voice of reason, the person who could explain all the “back story” stuff we don’t usually see. But looking back at the season, it’s almost like she’s a sociologist studying this group of humans within it’s own society and how they react to situations. The longer the season has gone on, the more I feel like she’s just there to gather material for her next book.

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        ITA

      • Chicago Diane says:

        Exactly@!! Also, did anyone else share my feeling that in the end, the new girls bonded and supported each other completely, but started out determined not to be like the others( witness the recap of it last night in the intro) and then went out of their way to speak up for each other, but were far more inclined to find fault with- and go after directly- the original ladies? I think of their reaction to Luann’s drive-by coffee comments about Ramona and her comments about the kids, as Lulu chose to hear it, etc. Certainly, Luann supported noone but herself or what she thought was politically expedient with the newbies, while throwing the other two under the carpet. The knew they had to create some drama- so Ramonja were perfect candidates! Heather found fault with Aviva, but if Ramona had done the same, we’d have never heard it end-while Heather was quick to choose to go after R and H, while making bestest buddies with Carole and Aviva- . I found Heather to be overt, deliberately combative-and obviously positioning herself as something she is not. She displayed few if any real professional marketing or any other busienss skills- and used her time “helping” Sonya to be thoughtless and force her opinions, uninformed of anything but what she likes, . Who believes a young man’s muscles has anything to do with selling/using a toaster oven, or a picture like that of Sonya, either? And where is Carol’s book or TV show? Sorry, while I do agree Heather seemed to become somewhat more pleasant at a couple of points, she was combative and deliberately confrontational only with a few- and otherwise had that fake grin on- like a cheshire cat- always. That “professional Charity event” was silly- without a planned presentation, and just another showcase for these copycat products none has ever heard of or used. Sorry if I am crabby- she just seeemd to me to be so completely fake – with the exception of a few key moments- to me.

        • Austin says:

          ITA with your assessment of Heather. Not feeling her. She had some good moments, but enough to overcome my overall impression of her.

    • karrylyn says:

      Your two cents has my two cents and now we have four cents!!! Totally agree with your two cents!!!

  14. cusi77 says:

    Good Morning Ladies and Gent! Thanks NMD, juicy RHW’s news! Great Blog BB on RHONY! Thanks Lulu, Detox and Cocfarm!

    BB_ I so agree with you on RHONY next Season! The taglines are hysterical!

    • BB says:

      thank you

      • Shiny says:

        Taglines were perfection, BB. By the time I reached Adiva’s, I’d been smart enough to set down my mug of coffee – otherwise I could have bought a new computer today…..am I happy or sad about that? I don’t know, but I’m still laughing.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      You’re welcome, Cusi. Like you, Cusi, I totally agree with BB’s opinions about and taglines for RHONY next season.

  15. lizzle says:

    Happy Birthday Sparklemuffy and Ruby Newbie!

    I tend to believe Ramona when she says that Carole is a stoner: zimbio .com/photos/Carole+Radziwill/2012+iHeartRadio+Music+Festival+Day+2+Press/_kVMBnWJ8zO (copy and paste without the space after zimbio)

    Not that I care if Ramona loves her Pinot or that Carole loves her weed… they both have amazing careers.

  16. PJ says:

    My initial reaction to last night show was: I don’t understand why Adiva is on this show???? I don’t understand why Adiva is so pissed and can’t get over it or why she is so completely incapable of seeing anything beyond her own very limited point of view? I find it difficult to believe that Adiva, Carole and Heather are real friends. I don’t understand why Heather or Carole would defend Adiva when she is so clearly in the wrong.

    But as I was Watching last night and seeing some really over the top reactions coming from Adiva and even Heather, because truthfully Heather has no reason to call Sonja ungrateful–doing this for Sonja only served a purpose for Heather to showcase herself and her business in a way she would never have the opportunity to do otherwise. It was self serving on Heather’s part more than it was to help Sonja, but then pretend story lines are nothing new. Then I thought about something someone posted yesterday something Bethenny said that ‘it is never about what it’s portrayed to be about,’ something like that. Then a thought occurred to me what if Adiva, Heather and Carole were trying to take Sonja and Ramona down? It’s not like we haven’t seen that scenario on this franchise and others. Maybe the new girls are manufacturing this drama to get rid of the old girls get them off the show and bring in their friends and family. I don’t know but the reactions, especially Adiva but Heather too, are so over the top you have to wonder.

    • lovemamaearth says:

      They all chastised each other though. Among other things, Sonja did the pecking order and the gay parade fiasco. Ram recently told Heather she talks too much. Lu reprimanded a lot including Bethenny with the limo driver. Jill, among other things, thought Bethenny should have included her in all of her public success and interviews. Who could forget Kelly’s “I’m up here and you’re down here” thing. Bethenny’s sideways putdown of Kelly with “she thinks she’s madonna” and to Lu “ya dumb drag queen.”

      It’s what they’re paid for and encouraged to do. I’d love it if Aviva came to the reunion and told us that Bravo producers took them out for drinks after their arrival on the island and kept telling them that Samonja didn’t want Reid there and bla blah blah. But since it’s censored by Bravo, we’d never see it.

      And speaking of paying, I’m not surprised Sonja is signed on already. She’s broke. I hope NY doesn’t return if Carole (and her wit) isn’t there. She ain’t perfect but the others are horribly boring. I’m tired of silly fights and drunken giggles. And yes she’s not perfect.

      • PJ says:

        At least Bethenny was entertaining and funny, her snark wasn’t crazy. Adiva not so much.

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          I did not watch last night’s episode; however, I have already seen enough episodes of Aviva to know that I would never like to see her on my t.v. screen again.

          Who KNOWS, though? There is always room for redemption. Maybe seeing and hearing and reading the overwhelmingly negative responses to her behavior from viewers will cause her to re-evaluate her behavior; get herself into therapy; and try to change for the better. I think her therapy sessions would be FASCINATING.

          Considering the fact that I suspect that Aviva is BPD, however, I am doubtful that she will “get it” and get the help she needs. I hope she proves me wrong if she decides to stay on the show, though.

          • PJ says:

            I don’t know what Adiva’s reason for being on this show is but something tells me that if they ask her back she will be back and still having the same argument with Ramona.

            • lovemamaearth says:

              True she’d still have the same argument. I had a traumatic thing in childhood and when I was about 40 something happened that triggered all that flood of stuff. Thank God I wasn’t on a reality show is all I can say.

      • BB says:

        To me Carole is kind of boring.

        • rabblerouser2010R says:

          Really? I think she is pretty witty, especially in her blogs.

          • lovemamaearth says:

            True PJ on Bethenny being funny. I’m not sure Aviva has tried to be funny. She’s in serious need of counseling.

            I think poor Carole must be prettier in real life than on the show. I agree her wit is fun. I guess i like Boring cuz the table flipping and constant fighting is boring and demeaning to us all.

            Was it disgrazia the other day say what we watch is a reflection on ourselves. I’m not sure I ll stick with Bravo much longer. I don’t respect their choices or censoring.

            • PJ says:

              I have to agree with you on this. I already cancelled all the HW shows off of my DVR schedule. I won’t be watching NJ reunion or NY. I just found myself so stressed out yesterday morning after watching part one of NJ reunion.

            • catmom1 says:

              I agree with you too. Bravo has gotten too toxic for me. Thanks to one of the posters here recommending Upstairs/Downstaisr, I watched three back to back episodes of that Sunday night and really enjoyed it. For me, time is too precious to waste on things that don’t enrich my life. Bravo just isn’t making the cut anymore. But I still love this site and appreciate all the hard work that goes into keeping it going.

              • lovemamaearth says:

                Great point. There are plenty of non Bravo shows recapped here to keep me coming back.
                Thanks again to all who keep in going.

              • Powell says:

                catmom USDS is on my DVR & I’ll be watching this weekend. Was it close to the original? I loved the original. I’m currently watching The Duchess of Duke Street on YouTube. I used to watch it on PBS. I love this type of British drama.

            • EllaMinnowPea says:

              I think Aviva had her funny bone removed. That woman won’t even let her husband wear his shirt unbuttoned more than 2 notches.

              I knew there was something wrong with her early in the season when she chastised Carole, a woman she’d barely met, for ordering a Diet Coke because it’ll ‘give you cancer.’ Who does that to another adult?!?

          • BB says:

            She’s a professional writer, her blog should be witty and smart.

            • lovemamaearth says:

              Great point BB. And Carole is snarky enough to bring Lu down from her pedestal. Is everyone going to watch the NY reunion?

              • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

                I’ll be watching. It’ll be interesting to see a RHONY Reunion where half the group is “old RHONY” and the other half is “new RHONY.”

        • Tracyshea says:

          I am bored with her too. She seems to think she is ” cooler” than she is.

          • lovemamaearth says:

            Do you have examples of Carole thinking she’s cooler than the others? They kind of all think that but worst seems to be Samonja. Like when they wouldn’t let others in while they got ready for the evening.

      • Mary E says:

        I hope its Ramonja, Carole, Heather and a new add or two. Why don’t they bring a gay male HW? Andy?

    • Chicago Diane says:

      Absolutely- you said it better than I- it is exaclty what I meant! I do believe, from the way that Heather came out of the box going after Ramona- knowing that the ladies who had been on for a while were also in transition-and felt as vulnerable as the new ladies were.

      It actually seeemed that, in order for Heather to take on Ramona that way, refusing to invite her on the trip, while essentially laughing in her face, and deliberately singling her out , either was suggested by someone else who had an agenda like jealousy, or she felt so sure of herself on the show as to believe she was much better than her. They had just fired the previous cast for overt hostility . Why would anyone that new start out like that, unless pushed to by somone with an agenda, or signalling that her own approach– was to schorch the earth, and hurt people. Meanwhile the others went on the trip and didn’t question it- until Aviva did afterward when she had not gone either. I was surprised at Sonya, and all the new women- why take that on unless you had already chosen an approach, and to support each other? Sonya felt vulnerable- but the others? It was overt, imho.

      • Called A Princess... says:

        I do not know why it is so hard to understand that the franchise across from show to show is scripted. If production had wanted Ramona in London, she would have been there. Someone had to be left out to create conflict early in the season. Ramona is relatively thick skinned so she became the odd women out. She is also popular, so people would also start taking sides and taking notice. As soon as Adiva went off, all bets were off, and the season lost any balance. IMO.

        • Chicago Diane says:

          I see that- but it is all open to interpretation- and not all that clear. Why is it that one action/choice is more acceptable than others, if produced by the show- therefore ok, yet the same action can be judged differently if initiated by an individual? Whether or not it fit one or more of production’s possible outcomes for that decison tree, doesn’t necessarily say anything about whether it was still Heather’s choice, or the producer’s, does it? And its intention to hurt someone else can still be what it is- whether or not production likes the outcome. And if it was her choice- I saw nothing to indicate anything but that- she can still be judged based on that decision, which she deefended over and over, as an individual , and her motivation can be questioned, right?

  17. Good Morning! Happy Birthday Sparklemuffy and Rubie Newbie! Have a spectacular day!

    BB….I love your recap of NY! I don’t know why, but I heard Lynn’s “voice” through it so much! I kept thinking, that’s what Lynn would have said. Well done. And I love the new taglines. Bravo should hire you to write them!

    Having said that, did anyone else get the feeling that the finale party was so “forced”? We have read that the veterans were upset that filming went too long because of the newbies…and I just got the feeling that none of them wanted to be there and that the “drama” was very made up and forced. The camera shots kept going back and forth as if the producers were behind them egging everyone on to “bring it” and it ended up being anti-climactic. Except, of course, Aviva who brings her own crazy no matter what. But by that time, I was over it and wanting the end to come. I still want to see the reunion though, and how these women inter-act just sitting next to each other.

    I am looking forward to BH…but I am askeered Bravo is going to mess that up too, like they have all the franchises. Nothing is as good as it used to be and they are ruining what used to be a fun watch. Ah well…..

    Wishing everyone a great Tuesday……new post at the blog featuring our own WSM if you would like to take a look! Love & Hugs!
    http://fromthedeskofmardrag.wordpress.com/

    • BB says:

      Thank you for the compliment Mardrag. I too felt a lot of the drama was manufactured. I think the overreaction by Heather towards Ramonja was a little made up. By the way Ramona was talking to Anderson yesterday on his show, I don’t think the Adiva hatred of Ramona is made up. I think that was real at the time.

      • I wish I could have seen Ramona on AC….but I do agree that Adiva’s hatred and vitriol is not made up. She is, sadly, who she is and they used that, of course. She is a piece of work I would never want to come in contact with and I hope she is not back next season, but likely she will, it’s Bravo after all!

        • Called A Princess... says:

          The truth for me is that I do not know if Adiva’s conflict is or is not made up.. Bravo production has a credibility problem and viewers seem to want to cherry pick what they decide is real and what is not. Did production tell Adiva to bring the drama and did she take it way too far. It was very telling to me that she kept harping on the same issues over and over again. Like a script. We may never know the truth. Bravo also seemed to have a limited amount of usable film, from the edit, which might mean that none of the women were very interesting, this season. The season was so boring that if one of the cast members blinked it would have seemed overly dramatic. IMO.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      I’m looking forward to RHOBH too. I really liked Brandi last season. I hope she does not turn into “the villain” this season.

      Despite the fact that I am looking forward to RHOBH, I am a bit torn about watching because I originally vowed not to watch if BRAVO kept Taylor because I find her to be absolutely despicable. Some days (like today), I say, “I’m looking forward to RHOBH.” Other days, I say, “I refuse to watch because BRAVO has decided to keep Taylor on the show.” Decisions….decisions….

      • I have the same ping pong discussion in my head too Detox. I think it is not good they are bringing Taylor back, but I also did read somewhere that they were “concerned” about her livelihood at the time they signed everyone and that her role would be diminished throughout the season. One can only hope!

  18. Happy Birth Day to my “other” sparkle gal .May your day be filled with all things glittery !!!!

    Happy Birth Day Ruby Newbie…

    hugs and peace
    Diva

  19. contessa says:

    I love the blog today,phenomenal, and my feelings exactly on the NY women. What bothered me was Carole asking how Aviva would be with Ramona at Carole’s book party and Aviva saying she didn’t know if she could control herself. Right THERE AND THEN, Carole should have told her I expect your best behavior, it is my night, my party and if you utter one word about anything negative you are out…end of discussion. For Aviva to say she can’t control herself is so self-indulgent and childish is disgusting. I was also disappointed in Sonja and Ramona talking through the model walk…not nice and they should know better. Sonja time to forget being Lady Morgan and concentrate on the new improved Sonja. That means getting rid of those hideous headbands too! Channeling Olivia Newton John doesn’t cut it. I also don’t understand the women not sticking up for Ramona, George was out of line, even if he didn’t grab Ramona at her event. He hassled her up and down the room about an apology. I like Heather but she was wrong about not putting Aviva in her place about the jacket and some also about Harry’s behavior at Ramona’s event. For some reason (aliens are in my house) Luann didn’t really bother me that much this season…and I have to say for the most she looks pretty good (without the necklaces and boots). She is usually dressed well for her age and doesn’t push the limits, even being careful about wearing a bathing suit on TV.

  20. So… Mr Ford watched the finale with me last night.
    As parents of a son who was an organ donor , he was upset that Heather in her statement on stage after the fashion show , chose to use God’s name in vain when asking people to be organ donors. He felt she could use that moment in a more constructive way by maybe thanking those who do in fact donate organs…he then reminded my why he chose to discontinue watching HWS with me…. He says Aviva reminds him of a cartoon character dodo bird and says she is in dire need of a mental evaluation…LOL

    Off to open the office …..
    Diva

    • LaineyLainey says:

      You go, Mr. Ford!!!

    • contessa says:

      Mr. Ford is absolutely CORRECT! Good for him…have anice day Diva!

    • Spot on Mr. Ford! Great visual!

    • kendo says:

      I’m liking Heather more and more, but I was like, why did you have to say it like that?
      It took away from the good that she’s trying to do! I just think you should never do it, regardless of whether you’re a believer or not!

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        I did not officially decide that I liked Heather until last week. For me, she is an example of someone for whom my negative first impression did not turn out to be accurate in the end.

        I did not see last night’s episode, but I WILL now be watching it like a hawk to see Heather’s comment, though.

      • trudie says:

        What did Heather say? I must have missed it.

  21. plainviewsue says:

    Didn’t go on last night’s Let’s Chat blog so not sure if this came up.

    Bethenny tweeted her support of the toast oven box WITHOUT the naked guy. She said the one with the guy was stupid, or something to that effect. HOLLA!!!

    As a huge Carole fan, I was very disappointed with her last nite. Granted she now has seen the footage of George, so hopefully she changed her mind.

    Everyone has enabled Aviva since her accident, and this is the result. She will do whatever she wants to do; say whatever she wants to say. I give Heather kudos for not ripping into Aviva for not wearing the jacket. If that was Ramona or Sonja, she would of flipped out. I am surprised that Aviva didn’t let her hair down as well.

    Ramona might be crazy, inappropriate. But she makes great TV, and her feelings get hurt as well. I love the friendship between her and Sonja.

    Lulu had no storyline except for Johnny Depp. I think she will be gone.

    Carole looked gorgeous last night on WWHL. It’ll be nice to watch a reunion without any agita!!! I mean, there will be some. But nothing like NJ!!

    • Shiny says:

      Bethenny agrees with me about which box photo was better. (Notice how that sentence was constructed to make me very important – I am learning from housewives to flaunt my ego at all times.)
      The photo with the guy looked silly for the product, but it also looked as if he were photoshopped in and not really holding the oven. And Sonja needs to look warm, not so cool and aloof on the box to attract sales. The other photo of her draped over the oven was much more fun and appropriate for the product.
      I wondered if Sonja chose the man-candy photo mainly to smooth things over with Heather and her team on camera. She wants all the other photos so she can redesign the box.

      • Sam says:

        Shiny, I agree with you 100%!

      • RealHousewifeVA says:

        There’s no toaster oven. It was all fabricated ‘drama’ for show. IMO

      • Lady Chatterley says:

        Yes, that’s exactly why she wants the other shots. And it’s probably why Heather and Co are holding them back. And it’s probably part of the reason that we still see no product on the shelf. That whole project was probably a waste of time and resources. But, it was weird – through the whole thing, Heather was hard-selling her vision to Sonja and not hearing what Sonja wanted. Doomed to fail.

      • Kansas Girl says:

        I agree. And since the oven has still not made an appearance, I wonder if she’s abandoned that line and just used it for the show to give herself and Heather something to film. I think her Sonya in the City event planning is going great guns and she’s pouring her efforts into that, rather than the oven. Go Sonja!

    • TexasTart says:

      Didn’t everyone have the feeling that Aviva would take off the jacket?! I swear that woman doesn’t get “no” . I agree, props to Heather for saying no and not!! blowing up over it!

    • melthehound says:

      I think the show is the only place that toaster oven box will ever be seen so it really doesn’t matter which one she chose (even if I think she chose the wrong one).

    • austin1963 says:

      I was extremely disappointed in Carole’s lack of character is siding with Aviper about Ramona asking Aviper’s disgusting father to leave an event to which he was never invited and at which he behaved horribly. I have no respect for people with no backbone and Carole is clearly one of them. Wrong and wrong and no matter how she feels about Ramona, Aviper’s father was in the wrong.

  22. WindyCityWondering says:

    The reboot season was interesting – boring, almost exciting and then a flat finish that left me not caring about next season. Whomever put the bug up Aviva’s aleady over loaded with phobias ass was very inelegant…..and this is the individual who I hold responsible for trying to oust the party girls with a divide and conquer strategy and a heaping helping of crazy, name calling artificial drama. Hope she chokes on a flossilized egg.

  23. Sam says:

    Regarding Carole’s “Widow’s Guide,” on last night’s show they said her agent hadn’t found a publisher for the book yet, and Publisher’s Weekly has no info about her getting a book deal. No info in Hollywood Reporter about a TV deal related to the book either. Nonetheless, Carole’s website says that the book will be published in “Fall 2012,” and we won’t have long to wait to see if she’s telling the truth.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      Didnt Carole also say that its being turned into a sitcom or something? How can they turn it into something when there is no book yet….Im confused

      • Sam says:

        In interviews done either right before or shortly after this season of RHNJ began to air (can’t remember which), Carole said that she had a TV deal for a sitcom based on her book in the works, but the producers wouldn’t commit to it until after they read the completed manuscript. Since no such deal has been reported (or at least, not that I could find in sources that usually report on such things), my guess is that the deal fell through.

      • Sam says:

        I just realized I forgot to address your question, “How can they turn it into something when there is no book yet?” A manuscript doesn’t have to be finished in order to garner a TV deal. In fact, a deal can be struck just on the basis of a pitch. But as I said earlier, in this case the producers wanted to see a completed manuscript before striking a deal.

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          I can see and deal being made with an Author on the basis of a pitch-but I dont think Carole Radizwill is that author-you know what I mean?

          • Sam says:

            Yes, I totally know what you mean!

            I’m also wondering whether the “we’ll wait for the manuscript to be finished” thing from the producers was really “we’ll wait to see how you come across on RHNJ.”

            • Sam says:

              Whoops! That should have read, “RHNY” instead of “RHNJ”!!!

              • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

                But she did say that she got the show right? I don’t know exactly what that means but she made it sound like it was a done deal. I don’t know if I believe that.
                Did you read What Remains? If so, what did you think of it?

                • BB says:

                  I read it and liked it a lot. I kind of wish Carole had stayed off RHONY because she kind of ruined the image I had of her.

                  • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

                    So funny BB-I feel the same way-I loved that damned book so much and I loved that Carole would be on NY…she started off great but in the end I think the joke was on her…and she thought it was on us.

                • Sam says:

                  I don’t remember her saying the TV deal was actually struck, and on her website she doesn’t mention it either, or the book deal — not even in the section devoted to Widow’s Guide. And if she’d mention it anyplace, I’d think it would be there. As for What Remains, I didn’t read the book, but I did read the first pages on Amazon and they were too wordy for my taste. (I do love memoirs, but this one just didn’t say, “Spend lots of time with me!”) Plus it seemed like it was going to be a depressing one, so I passed it up — but if someone here shares a good opinion of it, I might give it another try.

                  • Shiny says:

                    I really liked it, but I only read book recommendations when I know I have the same taste as the recommender (one of my sisters, but not the others; two of my good girlfriends, but not my BFF – go figure…). And I am a total looney, so you never know: mwhhha, haa, haa.

                    • Sam says:

                      Well, I’m a looney too, so now I do want to give the book another try! Thanks for the recommendation!

                  • mkvalle says:

                    I loved What Remains. It was poignant story, hearing all Carole went through. I recommend to all. And it’s a fast read.

                    • Sam says:

                      Thanks for telling me this, and for letting me know it’s a fast read. I’m always looking for fast reads!

                  • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

                    Sam I loved the book-it was a little wordy but Carole is a wonderful story teller. Her family stories were hysterical. When he husband got sick it was very sad but very interesting to read about they way the handled it.

                    • Sam says:

                      Thank you, Jill! I’m glad to hear that even though the book was sad you still found it interesting, and that it was about more than just grief. I don’t mind a sad book as long as there are some humorous or at least light moments in it too.

                  • BB says:

                    I liked it and I usually don’t like wordy books.

    • mkvalle says:

      On WWHL Andy said it will come out in Spring 2013

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Sam have you been over to BOOK CHAT-I would love to hear some book recommendations from you!!!

        • Sam says:

          No, Jill, I haven’t, and I’m delighted you want to me to give it a try! I’ll head over there in just a little bit. Thanks for the invitation! 🙂

  24. cusi77 says:

    This is O/T

    Please, I need Prayers for my Grandniece (8, Yo) She has two tumors in the optic nerve and today she has an appointment with the Oncologist to determine Chemo treatment, since these kind of tumors can not be removed surgically… Please send good thoughts to her mom, my niece, for strength… They live here, in Chicago.

    Thank you. God bless you.

  25. Birdwoman says:

    This is kind of a random post since we have moved on too NY. But I just looked at pic. of Kathy from the reunion. I am so sorry that she felt a need to get a nose job. I never felt her nose was ‘big’ in any way. I am a woman, who has a ‘big’ nose and have learned to embrace it. I kind of wish us women with larger noses would band together and refuse to be ashamed of them. I like the fact that Heather has a large nose and at this point seems like a person who is ok with herself. I hope if she continues to be on NY that she won’t give in and get one also. We should all be like Barbara S…. 🙂

    • ladyballs says:

      so true, birdwoman.
      kathy was pretty and unique looking now she’s average in every way.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Our noses are a unique gift from our families – as in did you get your mom or dad’s nose! Kathy’s nose offset her rather large eyes and brought an interesting balance to her face. What I don’t get is with a smaller nose wouldn’t your lips appear bigger and therefore not in need of injections? I don’t think she looks bad or better but she seems happier.

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      I totally see your point and am thinking about Jennifer Gray who had a budding acting career but then got a nose job and fell off the radar. Her nose gave her character and a bit of distinction from a sea of other Hollywood hopefuls.

      • BB says:

        Oops, didn’t read your comment before I posted mine. Great minds and all.

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        Jennifer Grey became almost completely unrecognizable after her nose job. I think her plastic surgeon failed her in that regard.

        I read an interview with her once where she said that the nose job basically ruined her career because directors and the public wanted the “Dirty Dancing” Jennifer Grey — not this woman they could not even recognize.

    • BB says:

      Makes me think of Jennifer Grey. To me our noses are what gives our faces character.

    • Sadly I think Heather has had a nosejob recently. I saw a picture of her at some Us Weekly party and her nose definitely looked different….

      • BB says:

        Oh, no. I guess we’ll see at the reunion because that was just filmed recently. I hope it’s not too dramatic of a change. I remember her saying something about having to get a doctor to look at it after she ran into the door in St. Barts. This was after she returned to NY. She did break it if I remember correctly. Maybe she had to have some “adjustments” made to it. Lol.

      • RealHousewifeVA says:

        SHe was on WWHL a couple weeks ago and said she won’t be getting a nose job

        • Zoey says:

          In St Bart’s I believe after she ran into the glass door/window, she said she wanted a nose job but her family ‘wouldn’t let her’.

    • plainviewsue says:

      Kathy did the Real Housewife makeover. Some botox, lip injections and she added on the nose job. It is a shame because before the show she never felt the need to do any of that. I think she looked much better before.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      I like the fact that Heather has never altered her nose too. Yes, it is a little big, but I think it gives her a “unique” and interesting look, as opposed to some “cookie-cutter” nose that might take away from her natural attractiveness.

      The French have some kind of saying, “True BEAUTY is often UGLY in certain ways.” I read that in an article once. They used Sophia Loren as one example of having features that, if taken separately, were a bit “oversized” and, when put together, not quite symmetrical. According to the article, it is THIS that makes Sophia Loren a true beauty. Johnny Depp’s ex-/baby mama has a gap between her teeth that you can drive a truck through. Despite that, she has chosen to keep her big ol’ gap, and some consider her a beauty despite or maybe because of (Take Your Pick) it. She is also French (so maybe this is why she never felt the NEED for braces or correction of her gap). Maybe, in her country, she was still considered a beauty BECAUSE of it. When her mouth is closed, she appears to have perfect features: beautiful eyes; gorgeous cheekbones that can cut glass; nice lips; wonderful bone structure; pretty hair. And then she gives a big ol’ smile, and there’s the HUGE gap (Hey, for several years, Johnny Depp didn’t seem to mind. And he comes from America: the land of braces and plastic surgery).

      If something truly bothers a person about their appearance, by all means, fix it. I make no judgments about it. At the same time, I admire those with imperfect features who, despite having the money to do so, “work” those imperfect features anyway.

      Carole is another example. I mean, the woman has snagged some real “catches” despite not being what is considered classically beautiful. Many people have commented on how her teeth need to be fixed. I admire the fact that she (and George Clooney and even a Prince) likes/liked her “imperfect” teeth JUST FINE.

      I never saw ANY problem at all with Kathy’s old nose. In fact, I think it worked with her other features. The new nose seems too small for her face and for her eyes. JMHO.

      • Called A Princess... says:

        I think that Carole’s teeth are so apparent because she is very much under weight. Her face is almost sunken in, at times, making her teeth and face wraith like. A lot of people on other blogs have commented on her face in a negative manner. She looked somewhat different/better when she was married. IMO.

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          I want that sunken-in face look.

          Once this rib heals, and I’m totally out of the woods with this walking pneumonia, I will be back on my campaign to get HIGH SCHOOL SKINNY (I was 95 pounds when I graduated from high school).

          I think the look I’m going for now is “anorexic CHIC” (I am KIDDING….well, not really. I would look like a CRACKHEAD if I got down to 95 pounds at THIS age because even though I am only 5 feet tall, I am curvy. I was NOT curvy until I got to college. 95 pounds will not support the ‘adult’ body I did not gain until college.

          • Chicago Diane says:

            How are you doing, buyt the way, Detox? I hope you are feeling better each day!! Remeber to take it easy-

            • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

              A little bit better each day, CD. Thank you so much for asking.

              How are YOU feeling?

        • BB says:

          She looks much healthier in the picture on What Remains book cover.

          • austin1963 says:

            I just looked the photo up on Amazon and you’re right, she looks much, much better on that book cover.

    • amalfi says:

      i am kind of a face person, and i thought kathy had the most classically beautiful face of anyone – and that beauty was tarnished for me by the vile things that come out of her mouth.

      now her nose does not fit her face. sad.

      • Birdwoman says:

        Look at Barbara Streisand. She has a really big nose but refused to change it because she would worry it would ruin the resonance of her voice. I guess people really admired her talent more than her looks so she got away with it in show business. If I chose to have a career in show business, the pressure to have a nose job would be great.

        On a side note, about how beauty is objective. At one time I worked as a program coordinator for an Adult Day Health Care. In the program we had several programs for different language groups. One of the groups was a program for Senior Woman refugees from Afghanistan. They always told me that my nose was beautiful and that larger noses were considered beautiful in there country. (that was told to me by my bi-lingual staff). It is interesting. 🙂
        About Carol, I don’t find her that physically attractive but I can see why the men do. I find her funny, sophisticated, laid back…back in my dating days I found men liked women who were fun and laid back.

  26. TexasTart says:

    BB, great recap, I agree with your take on the ladies after the season is over. Loved the suggested tag lines for next season! LOL!

  27. rabblerouser2010R says:

    OT- Att Sue
    did you get your twitter account sorted out?

    • plainviewsue says:

      Yep. Turns out (which I did not know) if you retweet tweets that include someone who has blocked you, that can get u suspended. Someone on twitter told me Kathy is notorious for reporting that. So all good!

      • plainviewsue says:

        Also, if you answer someone’s twitter back that has a name of someone u blocked. They said just take out the name.

  28. AZGirl says:

    Happy Birthday Sparklemuffy and Rubie Newbie! I was disappointed in Sonja and Ramona behavior at Heather’s fashion show. I am glad they apologized to Heather at the book release. Aviva is nuts. Her poor daddy had to go and deliver the check to Ramona in person because she can’t stand heights? What about the condo in Florida? BS Aviva. I love how Mario was taking on Aviva. She has no idea. Mario has been well seasoned by Jill Zarin herself in defending Ramona. George grabbed Ramona’s arm. You can see it on film and his thumb was digging into her arm. That is not cool expecially at an domestic abuse fundraiser. George needs to go. He is really out of line. Aviva, Reid (boring) and George (inappropriate) need to be fired.
    Carole started getting on my nerves the last few episodes. She has gone from “hip” to “snobbish”. No cool.
    I have to say that this was Lulu’s best season. When they fired JZ it brought out the best in Lulu. She seems calmer. Maybe it’s Jaques.
    Really like Heather. She stands up to Ramonja and good for her. I really love Heather’s husband. Love to see more of him.
    Ramona needs to calm down. She has taken her “role” too far. She was just too over the top this season.

  29. cdnfillie58 says:

    Great blog BB..and ladies. I agree about Heather, she represents who I want to see on these housewives show…not afraid to get in your face but fights the fights that are worth it and let’s the rest go. Carol… I was disappointed a bit cause .. wishy washy and I dislike that in women. Ramona, I’m really getting tired of.. rude then apologising thinking that makes her rudeness forgivable is old and juvenile. I believe she’s also influencing Sonya cause poor Sonya looked lost this season. Aviva…can stay off my screen, I think she’s in cahoots with Jill Z cause I still don’t see what Ramona did to her to set her off. Luann..once she’s off Housewives no one will even remember her. She has nothing to keep her relevant once she’s off the show. All in all Heather gets my vote for most likeable. Have a great day ladies..I’m off to babysit my little Dax.

  30. Shiny says:

    Random thoughts on Advil:
    Adiva and George are both incapable of letting something go – keep trying to get a conversation to continue until they get what they want – bringing it up repeatedly, following, hounding. (Although Adiva will only stop when the other person is beaten to a pulp and admits they are not fit to kiss her shoes…and that ain’t going to happen on this show.)

    Adiva shouts all the time! Ramona tells her to stop shouting, but Adiva either claims she isn’t shouting or only lowers her voice for one sentence. Maybe someone should tell her that she’s wearing a body mike….everyone can hear you even if you whisper or speak French….

    Adiva – you talk over everyone and don’t listen – fights never get anywhere if you don’t listen a little to learn what the other person thinks happened. Oh, that’s right, you don’t actually want fights to end, you want total surrender after your endless barrage.

    George, lying about your age only makes you seem to look old for the age you’re claiming. Better to look young for your actual age. Besides the young golddiggers you like would like you better the older (and closer to the Grim Reaper) they think you are.

    Aviva – you and George both lie about his age. Bet he’s mad you outed his age – and madder that you referred to him as being 80.

    Aviva – saying your father wants into a friend’s pants? YUCK and classless. He obviously is gross with his behavior and incest comment, but you could have pretended to fall farther from the father tree.

    Adiva – your behavior as a model was unforgivable. Yes, you looked great, but trying to control everything you wore, how your hair was done, and then ditching Heather’s tuxedo jacket planned for the finale look? That was inflated ego – pretending it was your show to dominate, not Heather’s night.

    Advice to all – treat Adiva as if she has two legs, phobias that are her own issue (believe them, but don’t make them your issue to deal with), and has bad behavior that has consequences in the real world of adults. Treat her as a regular person who needs to be a grownup now — go, Heather!

    • Sam says:

      I’ve always thought that George was older than 80. Based on my experiences with my dad, my guess is 82 or 83.

      But this situation reminds me more of my grandfather, who stopped upping his age after he hit 70. No matter who would ask, no matter how many years past 70 he actually was, we always had to confirm that yes, Grandpa was indeed 70.

      • BB says:

        He told Carole he’s 74. Avivia says he’s 80. Someone here looked it up and says he’s 77 or 78. Who knows. I think Aviva said 80 to make the story of him being thrown out more sympathetic. Bottom line is he’s a dirty old perv.

      • trudie says:

        That’s so funny. My dad swore until the day of his death that he weighed 164 – no matter what the scale at the doctor’s office said!

  31. TexasTart says:

    Ms Rich, Bitch on Wendy Williams if anyone’s interested….Nene Leakes.

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      I don’t think it’s on here yet. Tammatattles has a blog about what happened when Teresa was on yesterday. Supposedly, Wendy promised not to “ambush” her but then went on to tell her she wasn’t “all there” in the head and that she was disgusting.

      • RealHousewifeVA says:

        The full video is on Stoopid Housewives, Teresa handled herself fine even though Wendy clearly hates her. But really, consider the source. lol And the audience loved Teresa, imo.

        • rabblerouser2010R says:

          Oh thanks. I was looking for it but didn’t see it posted on WW site.

          • RealHousewifeVA says:

            Yah I noticed it wasn’t on Wendy’s site or youtube account, but they posted Melissa’s interview immediately when she was on.

            I did like how Wendy said Kathy and Jacqueline need to leave the show.

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          I like Wendy Williams, and I like her show. Despite that, I notice that Wendy can be wishy-washy and change her opinions about certain celebrities depending on the day and her mood (or hell, maybe even when she’s on her period. *Shrug*).

          I have heard her say she LOVES Teresa. I have heard her say she thinks Teresa NEEDS TO GO. Then, she will turn around and say that if RHONJ does NOT have TERESA, they have NO show because Teresa is the one that makes it or breaks it.

          I have heard her say that Nene is OUT OF CONTROL and needs to get her act together. Then, today, she was nothing but super-complimentary and all “kissy-kissy” with Nene.

          She cried when Whoopi Goldberg walked out as a guest on her show because, for YEARS, Wendy dogged not only Whoopi but also Whoopi’s DAUGHTER (who used to date useless Hip-Hop Producer, Stevie J. Wendy dogged her like crazy for this).

          She admitted to the audience and to Whoopi that she was crying because she could not believe Whoopi was gracious enough to agree to be a guest on her show after all of the nasty things she’d said about Whoopi and her daughter on her radio show. Whoopi graciously responded that she herself had made her fair share of mistakes for which she had asked and been given forgiveness. So, she felt she should do the same with Wendy (CLASS ACT that Whoopi….even though she taught her grandkids to curse when they were toddlers because hearing their little mouths say it was just HILARIOUS to her. LOL).

          • Called A Princess... says:

            Telling Teresa that she is “not all there” is pretty judgmental for a former stalk jock, that seemed to have made more enemies then friends, on the radio, in her checkered professional past. Very mean, Wendy! JMHO.

          • chismosa says:

            Detox, i’ve seen Wendy say multiple times on air that she admits she changes her mind about people. She really does own up to changing her views on people. Maybe you have never seen her say it?
            We all do, look at the NY housewives, i liked Advil at first and hated Heather.

            • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

              Advil. LOL.

              No, I have never seen Wendy say that, but I can believe that she did. I also believe it because you just told me she did. 😉

              Despite Wendy’s flaws, I still like her and her show (even though, yes, she can sometimes be mean. *Shrug*).

  32. rabblerouser2010R says:

    I am watching RHONY now ( I fell asleep last night watching Revenge than was recorded on my DVR) . I am about 20 minutes in and Aviva is driving me crazy, does it get worse.

  33. RealHousewifeVA says:

    Aviva is exhausting. Nothing beats RHoNY in the first few seasons…it’s just gotten progressively worse. I think I like it better when the women usually know eachother. That’s why, IMO, New Jersey is so popular…because it feels more natural. Same with BH, they came into the show already as family/friends. And that’s how early seasons of OC was. They should stick with that formula.

    I just saw on twitter that Teresa’s next cookbook is “Fabulicious on the Grill”, coming out next spring. Looks like it will be a battle between her and Caroline, lol. She’s smart, she always times her book releases with the airing of the seasons.

    Also, I read that Caroline said her book is going to include stuff about Teresa and Danielle. haha, that’s funny to me after all the whining she did with T’s cookbook. But I’m sure Caroline knows the only way it will sell is to put T’s name in it 😉

  34. princesspindy says:

    Haven’t read the blog yet. Didn’t see this yesterday so I thought I would bring it up. My first thought when Lauren yelled out the incorrect spelling of Napalm was
    “I wonder if she is dyslexic?”

  35. Powell says:

    I wonder how Joe came to thinking using someone else’s documents was a good thing to do to get a driver’s license. Did he go to bed one night and dream it up & then wake up the next morning and say to himself, “i’m going to get myself a fraudulent driver’s license today”. It’s just crazy.

    • RealHousewifeVA says:

      I bet his brother was in on it. They do look very similar.

      • rabblerouser2010R says:

        I am sure he was too. He had his brothers documents didn’t he?

      • PJ says:

        I have read about cases where one brother took their brother’s identity without their knowledge. I don’t know what happened in this case but it does happen.

      • Exit4 says:

        I live in nj and to get a license you need a list of very specific info to get one. Unless joe g knows where his brother keeps his passport etc…the brother was in on it.

    • kit9 says:

      It’s just another Giudice thinking they’re above the law. And, I can just see Juicy in the Pen, mopping floors and telling his fellow inmates, ‘No, no, no! That’s not how you mop a floor! You’re so stupid. I’m the best floor mopper fhaggettabout it!”

      • amalfi says:

        uh no…

        i am not a juicy fan, but he did help worthless richie and ungrateful joey even if their wives deny it. what hags those two men are.

        i despise juicy for everything else including the treatment of his wife and girls.

    • kidsrfunny says:

      That’s what I don’t understand. Here in Atlanta, you practically have to give up your firstborn to get a license. If you show up without said firstborn, no matter how long you have been standing in line, they say go home and come back tomorrow.

      I do not understand how Joe had his brother’s docs without his brother’s involvement. Don’t know about all of you, but I never hand someone my passport, birth certificate, proof of residency UNLESS I’m at a government agency. If a relative asked me, well, never mind, none of my relatives would.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      Yes. LOL

      • Called A Princess... says:

        I would seem to me that Joe would have been in less trouble if he had been caught driving without a license. What a dumb ass!

        • Exit4 says:

          That’s true! He’d have paid a fine and lost the license for 6 more months, if that! If they wanted to be jerks they could have tossed maybe 30 days at him. But not 10 years! Even 5 is a little much….I knew more then one person who pulled this stunt, to make themselves 21 and got caught. They got nothing but fines. But that was in the 90’s in the innocent pre 9/11 days. Even so, most people wouldn’t get the max or even close unless their last name was bin Laden. (or Giudice! Lol). I suspect he’ll serve less then a year regardless of the sentence. We have actual problems in nj, they won’t keep him long for this. Unless he acts like an ass. Given his location, if he does county jail, it won’t be too terrible. But if they stick him in state prison….he will probably go to Rahway. Oooh boy, that place is no joke. Newarks finest, full of gang bangers and hard core criminals. Which is a shame, because he’s not. Even if some people think its logical to do 25-life for being a jerk. Which, if that was the case, there would be a whole lotta people in jail! From here to the pacific!

    • Rebecca says:

      He looks just like his brother. Why didn’t the dumbass just order a copy of his brother’s license like the rest of us did before we were 21?

      • Exit4 says:

        You can’t do that in NJ anymore. You used to be able to renew by mail for a non picture license (a long time ago, that’s what my parents had) but you have to go in there now. His brother could have gone to the DMV and said he lost his license and got a dupe license. I just wish I knew what their objective was. If joe needed a picture license, even with a DUI nj will give you a non drivers license for Id only.

  36. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    BB-great NY blog today!!!

  37. Powell says:

    BB I think this was your best NY blog yet. Your tag lines are so spot on. I think you should send them to Bravo & I’m serious. And BB “fossilized eggs”? LOL. 😉

  38. melthehound says:

    Happy Birthday sparklemuffy & Ruby Newbie 🙂

  39. princesspindy says:

    BB great blog, I loved your taglines!! Especially Heather’s “who knew?” cracked me up!!

    Happy Birthday Spaklemuffy!!!

    Happy Birthday Ruby Newbie!!

    LuLu and Detox, God Bless you both, can’t watch those shows. BWs makes my heart race and GG makes my heart stall. BW is HWs on steroids!! But who am I kidding, when there is a marathon some weekend I will be sitting there watching it!!

    • BB says:

      Thanks, Princess. Also thanks to LuLu, Detox and CoC for your recaps. I don’t watch the shows, but enjoy reading about them.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      BBW (both cities) makes my heart race too, Pindy! I see that as a form of “exercise” for my heart. So, I’m killing two birds with one stone (at least that is the LIE I tell myself).

  40. shamrockblonde says:

    first – *hugs Cusi really hard* – you and all your care shall be in my prayers – stay strong and know that you – and they – are not alone –
    BB!!! – the blog was excellent!!! – I did not think it possible, but Adiva (love how everyone is referring to her by that name!!) has managed to make Luanne bearable – not by much – but still – an impressive feat – and that is all the credit I will give this woman – because of her injury she has been deferred to her entire life – probably by people who did not want to be thought of as the one who upset the girl with only one good leg – that attitude did her no favors at all – look at what she has become – I find it interesting that only Heather has the stones to tell her to knock it off basically – as for Carole – while she did not bother me, she did not entertain or delight me either – I’m with BB – she is a professional writer – her written word should be really good – now Ramona – she makes me smile even as I cringe – and Sonja – I think she is coming out of the other end of that long dark tunnel that she was in and I hope she comes out better for it – she stikes me to be resilient –

    and before I forget – Happy Birthday to sparklemuffy and Ruby Newbie!!!

  41. AZGirl says:

    Aviva’s blog is up on Bravo. Comments are pretty ugly. Basically calling for her to get therapy and fast. Many don’t want Aviva and especially horny George back next season.
    Well at least Bravo is posting ALL posts good and bad. I guess Bravo finally has seen the light.

  42. cocfarm says:

    I think one of Aviva’s alternate personalities wrote her blog. Sheesh. This is one we haven’t met yet.
    Can’t stand double standards. This was a season of double standards. NY was the only HW show I really would tap into periodically but I just can’t go there anymore.

  43. Sus says:

    For the record….
    You’d much rather have the liver of a pot smoker than someone that has more than 4 drinks a week. Even the lung damage (which is nothing compared to cigarette lung damage) isn’t as bad as a drunk liver.

    I think Aviva has headed straight into Jill Z territory. She’s just obnoxious on all levels.

    If Joe G goes to prison, I’ll feel bad for T and the girls. It will suck for them. I wonder if Jailhouse Cable carries Bravo?

    • ladyballs says:

      i’m a gonner.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      “You’d much rather have the liver of a pot smoker than someone that has more than 4 drinks a week.” ^^^^^^ with fava beans and a nice chianti fft-fft-fft-fft-fft

      • Nancy says:

        LL,
        For the record I met my husband at a party not at the hospital. 🙂

        • LaineyLainey says:

          Who’s your hubby, Nancy? Why are you telling me this? Are you a nurse? Is he a doc? Is this due to my comment about nurses and doctors? If so, that’s cool!! It was just a joke anyway.

          Some of my daughter’s peers are going into nursing and I always think…hey, nice way to meet a nice doctor!!! That’s not so wrong, is it?

          I’m surrounded by health care professionals. My sis, a Pharm.D., her two daughters, Pharm.D., Her son, M.D., my bro: an R.N., ..two of my bffs are RN’s and they work their little butts off and have for many, many years – oh and they’re not married to Docs. One of them got her master’s in infection control. Mad respect for all my smart hard working medical family members and smart hardworking medical friends.

          This has nothing to do with anything, but I met my husband when we were 11 years old in 6th grade Physical Science class. I remember the first time I saw him, I thought he was so cute. Never knowing that he would be my husband and the father of my children. He doesn’t remember me in that class at all, hahahaha!!! He remembers me from his 6th grade party to which he said his mom MADE HIM invite everyone in his class, that’s the only reason he invited me. LOL

          • princesspindy says:

            This is for you Lainey, for anyone else, I apologize if it isn’t just a link, I have MentalPause. And you can tell me how to just post the link but by the next time I want to do it, I will have forgotten!!!! So this one’s for you LaineyGirl!

            • LaineyLainey says:

              Yep, that’s me all right. Unforgettable. that’s actually one of my favorite songs…almost ruined for me when Brooke and Ridge on Bold and the beautiful broke up and danced to this as a farewell….. but the memory of those two HAD faded… still i love this song

              • Nancy says:

                LL,
                I was just goofing on you. 🙂 Of course many nurses get married to doctors but I think it’s due to them being at the hospital together for hours on end.

                • LaineyLainey says:

                  hahaha! nancy – at first, I thought oh, that’s interesting, but what does that have to do with fava beans and chianti. Then I thought ruh-roh – – – -I actually only know one nurse who married a doc (a surgeon) and he’s kind of a jerk but they are loaded. I loved that kid so much, her mom is one of my dearest friends… then the girl grew up, graduated from nursing school, worked for about 6 mos, got preggers, got married, had a baby and barely speaks to her mom anymore. weird. booooooo!

              • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

                Girl,

                You are taking me BACK. I haven’t watched soap operas in forever. I DO remember Brooke and Ridge, though. Didn’t Brooke end up marrying everybody in that family?

                Did you know that Ridge was in that band that had that hit song, “Baby Come Back”?

                • Powell says:

                  I watch the Bold & the Beautiful-you haven’t missed much. They all keep marrying one another. Young & the Restless- Victor is still mean, trying to run everybody’s life & he & Nikki have married each other several times. I talk to Melody Thomas Scott on Twitter last week. It was their 10,000th epi last Thursday. 🙂

                  • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

                    That’s another soap I USED to watch. Remember when Nikki was a stripper? Remember when Mrs. Chancellor was always falling down drunk? Remember when David Hasselhoff played “Snapper” (I think that was his name. Was he Jill’s brother?)? Remember when Cricket got raped. Even though Cricket was supposed to be this popular character, most of the girls in my dorm — with whom I would watch “Y&R” on the common area television HATED Cricket. Everybody thought she only got the job because her Daddy ran the show in real life or something. *Shrug*

                    • Powell says:

                      Yup. DH was Snapper. He was on last yr when Jill, Snapper & their other brother’s mom Liz died. Cricket comes on every now & then. She’s on now. So is Danny. Rememberwen Phyllis tried to kill Cricket & Paul by running them down? That’s partly why C & D are back. Down memory lane. 🙂

                  • LaineyLainey says:

                    You talking about Young and the Restless, right?

                • LaineyLainey says:

                  Oh yeah…. I remember she married the dad, Eric Forrester, Ridge… did she marry Thorn, too?

            • ladyballs says:

              lainey who?

          • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

            That’s a cute story about how you met your husband, Lainey!

            • Nancy says:

              Very!

              • LaineyLainey says:

                thanks, y’all!!! It’s true. I need to visualize him like that more often. we were so sweet. Before we got all nasty years later. I know, I know…no one kill a moment better than LaineyLainey. Except maybe Tre…”now Audrianna and Nic can’t be bf and gf”

          • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

            I don’t know why, Lainey, but for some reason, for a long time, I wanted to marry a PLUMBER because I felt like it was a good, honest job that would ALWAYS offer STEADY money. I think it’s because one of my high school Math teachers was married to one, and she talked about how people were often surprised by how much money he made.

            I also felt like it would be good for HIM to do any of our plumbing work for free without us having to pay some other plumber.

            AND I did/do have a thing for men in uniform. I remember my girlfriends and I were standing near a fire station for a Mardi Gras parade, and some hot firemen walked out. One in particular caught my eye, and I think I kinda caught his. I went around to several people asking them if I could buy a matchbox or two off of them so I could start a small fire and have him come to my rescue. *Sigh*

            My other missed “opportunity” with a HOT firefighter was when I had a roommate just after law school, and I was at home during the day studying for the Bar Exam. My roommate was a SLOB, and I was FOCUSED on my Bar Review Program and studying. So, I could no longer be the Felix to her Oscar (as in the bitch who did the CLEANING UP).

            Well, after one early morning study session, I decided to make myself some breakfast on the stove. My roommate, who cooked EVERY SINGLE NIGHT, had failed to clean underneath the top of the stove for months. Sure enough, a fire starts on the stove, thereby ruining my breakfast; and causing me to call 9-1-1 screaming like a lunatic, where the ONLY thing the dispatcher could understand through my panicked screams was the word, “FIRE!! FIRE!!” Before the firefighters got there, I remembered one of my elementary school programs where a firefighter taught us how to put out different fires. I suddenly remember his instructions about GREASE fires and threw a bunch of flour on the stove.

            So, the fire was out by the time the fireman arrived, but the house was filled with smoke and the stove was a MESS.

            So, the firemen come in, and there I am standing in a tattered nightgown with holes in it; Garfield slippers; my glasses; and a hairstyle that looked JUST like a chicken had JUST finished dancing in my damned head. I hadn’t even brushed my teeth yet.

            The firemen were very nice, but they also kinda looked like they wanted to laugh at me for screaming like a lunatic as if the WHOLE DAMNED PLACE was up in flames. One of them complimented me on being “smart enough to think about throwing flour on the grease flames.”

            In the midst of all of this, I hear a sexy-ass, Barry White-sounding voice say, “Hey, are you related to BLANK?” At this point, he can see me, but I cannot see him. I said, “Yes, she’s my cousin.” He said, “I can tell because you LOOK like her.” Well, honey, the sea of firemen part, and Mr. Barry White Voice walks out looking JUST LIKE a 6’3 cross between Alec Baldwin and Andy Garcia (with GREEN eyes, GORGEOUS Black hair and, what I THOUGHT was a slight TAN).

            I instantly think, “Awww, Sookie, Sookie, NOW! Look at this fine-ass, tall drink of water right here!!! What a SEXY White man!!! I got JUNGLE FEVER!!”

            So, he keeps talking to me and asking me about all of these mutual friends and many of my relatives and all the people we know in common, and it hits me: This man is BLACK/Creole!! That’s why he’s asking me about all of these Black people I know.

            While we’re talking, I’m trying my best to look sexy as I cross my legs with my Garfield slippers and try to lean and stand in ways that hide the holes in my nightgown and PRAY TO GOD that he somehow finds my chicken-head-danced-in-hair looks instead like some tousled “just got outta bed” sexy style!!

            I also pray that he cannot see the GRANNY DRAWERS I am wearing underneath my THIN, tattered nightgown!!

            So, he keeps talking and kinda flirting with me (but just barely) as the other firemen are moving around us and basically acting like “Merry Maids” cleaning up my damned kitchen while he and I look like we might be trying to make a LOVE CONNECTION.

            But then they all left, and he didn’t even ask me for my number.

            WEEKS later, after I start dating someone else, I’m in a daiquiri shop when this sexy-ass BALD man walks up to me and says, “You don’t remember me, do you?”

            I said, “….Ummm…NO…” (thinking, “But I damned sure would LIKE to remember you — even though I can’t do anything about it because I am now dating someone!!!).

            He says, “Didn’t you have a FIRE in your townhouse a few weeks ago? Aren’t you related to BLANK?”

            All of a sudden, his Barry White voice, height and green eyes make me remember that sexy-ass fireman. They were one and the same.

            I said, “I’m sorry. I didn’t recognize you because you’d shaved your head. I like it. You didn’t have to do that, though. Your real hair was gorgeous.” He said, “I do it every Summer because of the heat. It always grows back, though. So, no big deal. Listen….Ummm…I was wondering if I could have your number and take you out some time. I had a girlfriend at the time of your fire. That’s why I didn’t ask you for your number. My girlfriend’s gone. How ’bout now?”

            The devil on my shoulder said, “Girl…You don’t know WHAT your man is doing when he’s not with YOU!! Give this man your number. You could work on being friends, at least. Hell, he could be your BACKUP PLAN if you and your man don’t work out.”

            The angel told me I would be a very BAD person if I did that.

            I, like a DUMMY, listened to the angel (who I now think was LUCIFER that tricked me because I dumped the guy I was dating at the time for doing something stupid. I forget what).

            I STILL think about that fireman from time to time and what MIGHT HAVE BEEN…..*Sigh*.

            • Nancy says:

              Detox you did the right thing. I’m proud of you. 🙂

              • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

                I’m not.

                I think that was one of the DUMBEST things I have ever done in my LIFE!!

                If I could go back in time, I would LIE to myself and say, “We are just going out as PLATONIC FRIENDS,” knowing in the back of my mind that, when and IF things don’t work out with #1….I’m going to be all up on #2 setting our own blazin’ FIYAH!!! He looked like he would have been MORE than up to the task.

                Several of my girlfriends at the time told me how STUPID I was for not going out with him too. It’s funny, but many of my girlfriends who were total SLUTS back then are now VERY HAPPILY married with GOOD husbands (While many of my more CHASTE and SELECTIVE girlfriends are either married to ASSHOLES or not married AT ALL).

                Like one of my slutty girlfriends used to tell me, “Girl, you need to free up the drawers MORE!! Think about it. I mean, have you ever ‘MISSED’ any that you gave away? I sure NEVER have!!”

                She is now married to a successful businessman and lives in a gated community with 3 of the most adorable kids. Looking at her now in the society pages and on her successful husband’s arm, one would NEVER know how much of a SLUT she once was. I say “Good for her!!”

                I also say that, in my NEXT life, I’m going to be a TOTAL SLUT since I’ve been so selective in THIS one. 😉

                GOOD GIRLS go to HEAVEN….

                ….but BAD GIRLS go EVERYWHERE!!!

            • Kansas Girl says:

              So is he still single?????? 😀

              I’ve got a fireman I can loan you. He’s warmish, but not hot.

              • lovemamaearth says:

                Does that mean he’s breathing? lol

                Detox your longer posts today are hysterically funny.

                Carole’s not perfect but seems she’s considered boring or arrogant because she doesn’t get down and yell with the others. I’m sick of the fighting and silliness and Carole is a break from that. Luann has gotten down and dirty so she’s just a quieter version of AvivaRamSonja. And given time, maybe Carole would spiral down but so far she’s cool calm and collected even when the others were screaming at her.

                • Nancy says:

                  But then she tears them apart during her talking heads.

                • BB says:

                  The only difference between Carole and the others is that she’s a stealthier fighter. She doesn’t scream and yell. She hits you when you’re not around to fight back -in her talking heads/interviews, in her blogs, talking about you with the others, etc. It’s the same thing, hurling insults, just not to your face. That’s the way I see it.

                • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

                  Glad I could give you some laughs, LME. 😉

                • Kansas Girl says:

                  He’s breathing. Just not heavy breathing, around me. 🙂

              • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

                I don’t know, KG. He was a New Orleans Fireman. I moved away from New Orleans in ’03. The last time I saw him was at Jazz Fest while he was sitting on a blanket with some woman, and I was sitting on my blanket with a girlfriend.

                He waved and eventually came over to talk. We just chatted and chatted and laughed and laughed as the woman with whom he was sitting, was still sitting on their blanket looking me at like, “BITCH, I want to CUT YO Ass!!!”

                Finally, I said, “Who is that woman sitting on your blanket looking over here like she wants to beat my ass??!!”

                He said, “Oh her….that’s my girlfriend. I ended up getting back together with her after you wouldn’t go out with me.”

                I said, “Well, Congratulations!! You better get back on over there, though, because she looks like she is about to walk over here and PUNCH me in my FACE. I worked real hard on looking cute in this sundress and these here sandals. I’d hate to have my look ruined by a BLACK EYE I got from your girlfriend. It would not match my outfit.”

                He just laughed uproariously and said, “Don’t you worry about her. I’m pretty big. I’d protect you.” I just thought, “Ummmm Hmmmm….I BET you WOULD, you SEXY THANG you!!”

                She eventually rolled up their blanket and sucked on her teeth and walked away in a huff as he waved bye to me and then ran after her.

                They’re probably married and divorced by now. *Shrug*

              • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

                BTW, KG, thanks for the offer of the loan of a “warmish” fireman. That is just TOO sweet!! 😉

            • melthehound says:

              You had me with the glasses and the garfield slippers. I’ll bet you looked precious 😀

              • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

                I KNOW I looked like a HOT ASS MESS (because I looked at myself in a mirror after he left and was even more horrified that I was trying to look sexy and seductive when I actually looked like a refugee or a homeless person who’d been gifted with a gown and some slippers by a kindhearted soul. I then did the my Sign of the Cross and prayed for God to make that “fireman’s eyes” see me in a glowing light that actually made me REALLY look like J-Lo, since I was often called Li’l Sexy or Li’l J-Lo [b/c we’re the same color, allegedly have similar features, and allegedly have the same type of build[La Guitarra is what one of my Latino ex-boyfriends used to call it]) I wish!!!

                I think he was probably just responding to the whole “damsel in distress” thing.

                He was probably one of those “Captain Save-A-Hoe’s,” and he liked the fact that he’d run in to save me from my big, bad grease fire before my Garfield slippers burnt to a crisp!!

                • melthehound says:

                  Yeah maybe… I can’t get the picture of the glasses, garfield slippers, and the whole ‘outfit’ out of my mind. I guess I’m just strange that way 😉

                  • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

                    ROFL. We all have our “thing,” MTH. Outside of uniforms, I have a strange attraction to men with very SLIGHT overbites (hence my strong attraction to Jeff Goldblum. Well, there are other reasons, but I like his overbite. Richie Wakile’s overbite, on the other hand, grosses me out. Richie looks like Jeff Goldblum if he would have been placed in a dryer and SHRUNK and somehow came out eerily looking a little the same but….UGLY. *Shrug*).

                • Kansas Girl says:

                  Firefighters see ALL sorts in all sorts of conditions. I’m sure you looked cute and not like a crazy person. Besides, he started chatting you up — a sign he didn’t think you were just another customer.

            • LaineyLainey says:

              Oh my gosh!!! what would it have hurt to give your number? You could have exchanged recipes or something if your then current relationship HAD worked out. Oh well, lesson learned. I shouldn’t be saying that, huh?? Detox you did the right thing, it obviously wasn’t meant to be….(?) 😉

              • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

                No, I did NOT do the RIGHT think, Lainey!! That man didn’t wanna share NO damned RECIPES, Lainey!! He wanted to SHARE, alright….but not THAT!!

                I SHOULD have said, “To HELL with MORALS AND VALUES!! I ain’t MARRIED!! HEEEEYYYYY BOO!! My number is (504)….. ” like this:

            • Powell says:

              On no. He sounds to good to be true.

          • Powell says:

            Aw. Childhood love. That’s so sweet. 🙂

      • ladyballs says:

        hahahhhahhh and your good bag and cheap shoes

        • LaineyLainey says:

          HANNIBAL LECTER SAID THAT!!!! HANNIBAL LECTER SAID THAT!!!! i FINALLY got it, Ladyballs! there’s hope for me, yet!

      • ladyballs says:

        and your good bag and cheap shoes.

        • ladyballs says:

          these two comments never showed up…then suddenly i saw both waiting for moderation
          ?

          • LaineyLainey says:

            Well, it threw me off, I kept thinking (rather alarmedly) …”Can Lady Balls see me?” Because I generally have a good bag and cheap shoes. That’s me in a nutshell. My sis, the pharmD. who is married to an M.D., GAVE me a Louis Vuitton bag about $1500.00 – gunmetal grey in that smooth shiny leather (the kind that’s treated for rain)…. and my shoes were $9.99 at burlington factory. bwahahahaha!

    • Nancy says:

      4 drinks a day but not 4 drinks a week.

  44. Iowagirl says:

    Gallery girls, what can I say? A really bad show.

    Please do not insult me by giving me a show with a bunch of young girls with no life experience. What do they bring to the table? Give them 15 years or so and maybe I will listen. I need to relate to a show in some way, this show does not even come close. I am out.

  45. Name: George B. Teichner. Age: 77 yrs. Date of Birth: 1935-08-26.

    • princesspindy says:

      You so cute!

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      I KNEW YOU WOULD HAVE THE EXACT BIRTH DATE FOR DIRTY PERVI GEORGE!!! I was going to ask you this morning but I saw you were headed out to work.!!!

      • thedesigndiva2 says:

        Jill…LOL LOL …but of course I would have it.. in a folder…actually was late leaving for work cause I blew up some eggs in the kitchen..OOPS.. who knew eggs exploding sound like gunfire !!! Scared poor mr ford chitless… at least I know his hearts still ticking..HAHAHAHAHA I cant wait for the payback for this trick …..

        • Powell says:

          When I was a little girl my uncle used to do that all the time. He would come home late, put a pot of water on w/some eggs & would fall asleep. The eggs would either explode or totally disappear. The house would be full of smoke. Hmm. Fond memory of my uncle. Bless his soul. I miss him.

          • Powell..glad to have brought back some good memories of your Uncle !!!
            Guess I got Mr Ford kick started today with my egg episode.he ACTUALLY stripped wall paper off the bathroom walls today.. I was SHOCKED…DAMN…Working again tomorrow..maybe he will finish the kitchen soffits for me… and of course I am out of eggs !!!!

            Diva

            • Kansas Girl says:

              Could I borrow him? Those bedroom walls I’m de-wallpapering are not getting done very fast at the rate I’m going.

              • KG.. Sure you can borrow him.. I could use a vacation !!! I found a dollar today, so I bought a Fantasy 5 lottery ticket.. want to lease a building and start my Diva Delicious Bakery & Cafe !!!! Fingers crossed……
                I’m packing his bags now..he does laundry and dishes also..and LOVES to vacuum..go figure…
                Not bad for a retired plumber…..

                • Kansas Girl says:

                  Geeze, Louise! Whadda guy! Send him right on over!

                  • KG..why do think I have kept him around for 30 yrs.. I’m just glad that he feels good enough today
                    to actually do something physical.. I knew when i called to let him know I was on my way home from work he was up to something..His breathing was labored on the phone… i think he may have overdone it today..so tomorrow he’ll sleep in and rest..which is cool….

            • Kansas Girl says:

              Oh, and I’ve got eggs.

    • kit9 says:

      Sooo, Aviva lied about her dad’s age. Did she think adding 3 yrs helped make her point? Woman is crazy.

    • chismosa says:

      Nice detective work Diva! I can’t believe this man is just 1 year older than my father and behaves as sexually disgusting as he does. I’m going to vomit

  46. dickens says:

    This has nothing to do with last night’s show – just something that bugs me.
    They showed a scene from the first episode when everyone met the new girls. Heather says (paraphrasing) it was nice to meet such hot women to which Luann says, “Touche. Touche.”
    She obviously doesn’t know what “touche” means.
    That reminded me of last year or before when the women were shopping for costumes. Luann tries on a Scarlett O’Hara outfit and says (supposedly quoting Scarlett), “Tomorrow’s just another day.” ~ ~ which is not what Scarlett said (Tomorrow’s another day.) and means something altogether different.
    Thanks for letting me get such a tiny thing off my chest. lol

    • stellastars21 says:

      Oh that is too funny cause when she said Touché I was like Whaaa? Then she said it again and I thought does she even know what that means.

    • california35 says:

      i noticed the touche coment also, and wandered what she thoight she meant. how about “thanks” “i am not” “i try” lol unless Heather was replying to a coment that Luanne had made first, in that case i missed it.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      You’re welcome. And that IS funny.

      One of my girlfriends was always offering words of wisdom with sayings that she would get COMPLETELY wrong, and it was HILARIOUS. For instance, she once told me, “Detox, Girl, as soon as I saw and met you, even though we did not talk much, I thought to myself, ‘Now, see, with THAT girl…you can just tell that there is more to her that meets the EYE than JUST the table!!'” as she shook her head like, “Ummm Hmmm…My instincts told me that you were deep, and we could be good girlfriends,” as I said, “What the hell did you just say? What saying have you screwed up now?” as we eventually laughed our asses off.

      She also used to say, “And people in CHINA have TEA!!” By that time, I understood her language, and just responded, “I know, Girl! FOR REAL, though!!” (Translation: What does any of that have to do with the price of tea in China!! LOL).

  47. djprincessc says:

    2 things about NY last night:

    1.- I really liked Carole when she first came on, but now not at all, she tries wayyyyy to hard to be cool and truly does think she is THAT COOL. And she dresses WAY too young for her age. Sometimes her outfits are really chic, but the other half is too much.

    2.- Heathers husband is hot! I never noticed it before! She’s lucky because he seems really sweet and level headed too, he was put on the spot a couple times with the craziness and was really great about it.

    I hope Ramona, Sonja, Heather comeback and they add some other women who bring more excitement to the show, don’t care about if Carole comes back she’s just so boring I don’t think anyone would miss her.

    • Nancy says:

      I find Carol very arrogant.

      • djprincessc says:

        She is. Just like Luann just in a different way.

        • Called A Princess... says:

          I always thought that Carole acted like a …. a… princess. I am sorry that she dose not meet the expectations of many of the viewers as she may have in the beginning. I do believe that for the most part the royal institution is a passive aggressive endeavor fill with self delusions based on shallow social expectations. I think that Carole may have been more concerned with the title then her husband. JMHO.

          • djprincessc says:

            I think a true princess wouldn’t even entertain the idea of going on a reality show. Can you imagine Princess Diana or Kate Middleton on tv like that?? Ummmmmm???? Ya Carole’s “cool” but she really isn’t any different then the rest of them, its only her first season, we’ll see how she behaves once she’s been on a while longer. lol.

      • chismosa says:

        That’s what is going to make the Luann vs. Carole conversation at the reunion THAT much more interesting! Two arrogant women

        • djprincessc says:

          Exactly Chismosa! And I can’t wait to see that!

          • Called A Princess... says:

            Interesting. Neither Diana or Kate is a princess. Kate is a Duchess and Diana had a titled fashioned as a former Prince’s consort. She died, Diana Princess of Wales but because she was not a Blood Royal she was never really a princess in the eyes of the British Establishment. Princess Diana is considered a sell by date title. A marketing title to sell products. A brand. Not legit. Neither would ever do a reality show. IMO.

            • djprincessc says:

              That was my point, neither of them would EVER be caught dead on these shows. I know about Kate and Diana actually, and I remember exactly what I was doing and where I was when Diana (who I thought was amazing) died, so no need to explain about them to me, but thanks. I didn’t think I had to go into every little detail to get my point across about their titles. Geez, this is what I mean about the 1% of people on the blog being so uptight and ruining the fun.

  48. california35 says:

    hi everyone,

    was the season of NY shorter? in a way i am glad its over, once Aviva decided she sidnt like Ramona and Sonjia, for not attending her charity, that want even about the charity but the kids… it was over. She found everything wrong with them and every opportunity to show how much she disliked them. funny how calm she is around her dad and husband. She expecta everyone to “celebrate” her (Kelly’s words). noticed how she lighed up when Heather asked her to model and when Heather told her how great she looked, etc.? THAT is all she wants from people, to notice how beautiful, smart, brave she is.

    BB thanks for the blog, i celebrate you 🙂

    i like your assesment on all the ladies. i wonder how the reunion will be.

  49. Pghemtchick says:

    Happy birthday ladies and happy belated to those I missed.

    My only comment at this moment is: Aviva needs someone to tell her “Poor planning on your part does NOT constitute an emergency on mine”. The building was too tall? Oh well. You forgot your leg? Oh well. Afraid of flying/boating/walking/etc, oh well. People need to stop feeding her insecurities because they aren’t empowering her or the amputees she wants to represent. I’m critical of her because at 2 I knew how to put my gram’s legs on. I’m sure there’s a photo in a family album somewhere of me dragging around her leg to bring to her. She was a strong woman who embraced her loss of legs. Did she wish it didn’t happen- I’m sure everyday. But she accepted it and moved on. She served as an example to us and my dad about diabetes and amputation. When he started getting his toes amputated he cried. I’ll never forget it. He knew the road ahead if he didn’t get his sugar together, but that man went to work and didn’t complain. A coworker is going through the same thing. He lost his toes and now a partial foot. That man is still to this day getting on an ambulance to help save lives instead of a whoa is me pity party. People need to own their coddling of her and she needs to woman up and own her actions. Ugh. I dislike her. Rant over. Thanks.

    • Nancy says:

      Hi emt,
      How are you doing? ITA with you re: Aviva. It does get old.

    • PChick…jumping in here real quick to agree and say that…..I was actually surprised (sorta) last night when Aviva was so adamant about wanting to cover her legs to walk in the fashion show. If she is so serious about charities and showing IT’S ABOUT THE CHILDREN WITH NO LEGS….then wouldn’t she want to take what could have been an incredible opportunity to show those children you can do anything with those legs and that you should show them off proudly and not let it stop you from doing what everyone else does??

      Instead, she came off as very self-conscious and not at all comfortable with herself. A double standard to what she appears to pretend to preach. I do not care for people like that.

      • Sus says:

        If I had a child who lost a limb, Aviva would be the last place I’d look for support. Same goes for if I had a kid with an abusive partner, last place I’d look for support is Taylor.

        • Birdwoman says:

          Aviva strikes me as a very emotionally weak person. I always find it interesting to watch how different people deal with tragic events in their life. My dad lost most of the use of his left arm (10% use in it) in a industrial accident when I was 11 years old. He was depressed about it for a time, but then pulled it together once he saw how hard my mom was working to keep the family together. Now if you talked to him, he is a very positive and compassionate person. Aviva seems to never have developed much compassion for others who are hurting.
          I have also known some people similar to Aviva but not as bad as her. They are annoying to be around for long periods of time. I also find them to be very self centered and hypocritical. One of the people I know actually criticized me for drinking coffee. She said it was unhealthy. As I got to know her, I found out that even though she worked out every day for an hour she never ate one vegetable. Now tell me, who is more unhealthy??? Myself; coffee drinker? but I do eat veggies. Or the woman who won’t even eat veggies??? People like that I just limit my contact with!

          • I am sorry about your father Birdwoman, and what he had to go through, but it does speak to a person’s character to come through it like he did. I agree, Aviva is emotionally weak and is not a good example of how to rise above a tragedy and live a full life. (in all ways). Blessings to you and your dad!

          • LaineyLainey says:

            Smart to limit your contact with the Aviva’s in your life.

      • Powell says:

        MarDrag I agree about het leg. The parent of some little girl could think to themselves if Aviva can do it their daughter can do it. Remember when Aviva & Carole or LuAnne, I can’t remember which, went to lunch & she had on leather shorts? I was like wow. Look at her. You don’t know she gas an artificial leg& she looks great. And you know her insisting on wearing her hair down made me think that she uses her hair as a shield, a cover.

        • Yup…a case of her words speaking louder than her actions…but not really saying anything at all.

          • Did that make sense?? OoO I was referring to the adage that “actions speak louder than words”, which hers do in a way, but in a contradiction. Her words speak louder but don’t say what her actions should. Oh geez…..I have been writing all afternoon and I think I done lost my mind. I hope that made some semblance of sense.

            Crawling back under desk now……

    • Powell says:

      Pchick that’s exactly what I said a couple of blogs back. Aviva is so lucky and blessed. She needs to trade places w/Iraq/Afghanistan/war veterans & active duty soldiers. She needs to trade places w/kids that whose limbs have been blown off due to land mines. She says helping amputees is her charity. I bet she’s never been to Walter Reed Hospital or a VA Hospital to visit those soldiers. Aviva’s parents gave her what she needed but I also think they crippled her. When they were getting ready for St Barths Ramona asked her how did she go away to college and she said something to the affect that she guess she was braver then. IMO she has just shown others in her position that life us scary & in order to survive it you need someone to always hold your hand.

      • austin1963 says:

        It would be hard to choose, but I think think that this is what disgusts me the most about Aviper.

  50. Powell says:

    lulu I watched some of Revolution again last night. I have to really watch the entire episode. I was flipping the channel between CBS. I’m liking it.

    • chismosa says:

      i’m interested in getting into this show, but i’m so confused between The Walking Dead and Falling Skies, so any other -“the Earth is under attack or having problems” show will confuse the heck out of me.
      I think i’ll try to catch it on demand
      😉

  51. princesspindy says:

    Detox, my memory is not so good, so I know you are still taking care of your parents, are you not in New Orleans right now? If not, I think once you have everyone feeling better it is time to take a trip and visit some friends in NO and see what you can see, see, see. just saying.

    As I was reading your story I could hear Barry White every time the fireman appeared!!

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        Thanks for this, BB. HA!! Good ol’ Barry! May he rest in peace. That deep voice was somehow very soothing. For some reason, I could have seen him being the voice of a cartoon character like a Walrus (like a King Walrus or a Daddy Walrus…kinda like James Earl Jones’ work in “The Lion King” cartoon). I always thought that, and I cannot tell you why. *Shrug*

    • I totally agree PrincessPindy!! I was going to post the same thing. Some things are just meant to be and Detox…you may not be with anyone now because you are meant to be with your fireman! Get that nightgown with holes and Garfield slippers outta the closet and head back to NO for a visit!! 😛

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      LOL, Pindy! Picture a 6’3 broad-shouldered, nicely built (with a very NICE butt) cross between Alec Baldwin and Andy Garcia sounding like Barry White. It’s a little jarring at first. It’s like, “Is THAT voice coming from THAT man?”

      He also had a certain way he said things that made him talk/sound like “A BROTHA” when he looked like anything BUT. I bet some people used to just get so confused with him.

      That daiquiri shop also played music, and I noticed that Mr. Fireman could also DANCE HIS ASS off (as in the type of dancing that will make other people SURROUND you just to watch — as in MC HAMMER shit!! LOL.). It was funny because I could hear some people around me saying, “WHOA….that WHITE BOY sure can DANCE!!” (as I just giggled to myself).

      And you just KNOW if he could DANCE….Well….Ummmm….ERR….in my experience….

      I am going to stand up right now and KICK MYSELF IN THE ASS AGAIN.

      *OUCH* There! That’s what I deserve for being such a DUMMY!!

      I haven’t lived in New Orleans since ’03, Pindy. Right now, I go back and forth between Lafayette and Lake Charles. My parents live in Lake Charles, which is where I am right now. I am TRYING to move to Houston, but, at this point, I don’t know WHERE I will end up. *Shrug*

      That trip to New Orleans in the future might not be SUCH a BAD idea. I’m going to add that to my list of “INSPIRATIONS FOR GETTING HIGH SCHOOL SKINNY”. LOL. 😉

      • Kansas Girl says:

        Detox, do a little detective work! Could be he’s not in NO and is where you are or in Houston!

        BTW, luke-warm fireman can’t dance worth a darn. So no wonder!

      • princesspindy says:

        Diva could find him!! Kick yourself once for me too!!!

      • Zoey says:

        Hey Nola girl, that’s not the daiquiri shop down at the foot of Carrollton is it?

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          No, this was a daiquiri shop that was owned by the guy I was dating at the time and his brother and 2 other brothers. They were all friends. Their daiquiri went “belly up” shortly after it opened.

          The other daiquiri shop I used to go all the time when I was in college was the one Elysian Fields near the Lake. The Lake on Sundays used to be “the place to be.” Everybody would ride up and down to show off their cars and outfits. The women would stand around showing off their outfits. People would flirt, hang out, talk and then end the evening by going to that daiquiri shop on Elysian Fields.

      • Powell says:

        That trip sounds like great inspiration to me. Good luck. maybe Houston is not where you are supposed to be.

  52. Three Blessed says:

    Can u look him up on Facebook ?

  53. Three Blessed says:

    Detox Can u look him up on Facebook ?

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      I’m not on Facebook, and I hate to say this….but I forgot his NAME!!! I’m sure I’d remember his face if I saw him again, though.

      I wish one of my cousins was still married to a member of NOPD.

      He knew EVERY damned BODY. He was also SO DAMNED FUNNY that he could have been a stand-up comedian. He used to be a cop that would ride the horses in the French Quarter AND the motorcycles AND in the regular patrol cars. He was SOOOOO STUPID, as in hilarious, but he broke my cousin’s heart by cheating on her and dumping her for “the other woman.” He was going back and forth for a little while, and my cousin got pregnant. Yep….UNCOMFORTABLE….DRAMA….CRAZY. He still never went back to my cousin for good, though. He ended up marrying the girl.

      He also ended up being a MAJOR HERO during Hurricane Katrina. He was even on the cover of “People Magazine” shown rescuing people. Last I heard, he was VERY HIGH UP in NOPD.

      ….ANYHOO, even though the NOPD and NOFD had a FIERCE rivalry, many of them knew each other. I bet my cousin’s ex- would know him. My cousin’s ex- used to dog the NOFD out and say how the NOPD called them “The Slab Patrol” (“….because all they gonna save is the damned concrete SLAB to your house!! They ain’t gon’ save SHIT else because they’re so stupid. Oh, and BEFORE they save your SLAB, they’re going to ROB your ass of all of your valuables!!! All those dudes do all day is smoke weed, cook, and play volleball, in between going to save people’s SLABS after they rob ’em!!!! I PROMISE you!!! NOFD cannot even compare to US!!! They’re not even a patch on the NOPD’s ass!!!”

      It was hilarious.

      It’s not like the members of the NOPD exactly had this “glowing” reputation for being super-ethical either, though.

      “The SLAB Patrol!!” That still makes me laugh.

      My cousin’s ex- used to also dog out the rapper “Master P.” (“Master P did not come from ANYBODY’s PROJECTS. That’s all a lie he tells so he can sell rap records. I went to school with that fool. His Daddy was a lawyer, and his Mama was a nurse. Master P probably went to visit his great-grandmother in the projects a time or two…and all of a sudden, he’s selling rap records like he’s some tough guy from the projects. MY ASS!!!”

      I never stopped laughing when I was around him. I REALLY wish he wouldn’t have done my cousin so dirty!!!

      • LaineyLainey says:

        This guy, he knows the same people you know, ..FIND HIM!! Alexa and Axle are waiting!!

      • Kansas Girl says:

        You’ve got a wealth of detectives here. We can find him! Think about clues. You might think of his name in the middle of the night, so write it down. Lots of us are on Facebook and can search too.

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          O.K. I’m thinking his name started with a “B”. It might have been Bryan (or Brian). Of course, he’d told me his first and last name more than once.

          Usually my memory is EXCELLENT when it comes to ABSOLUTELY USELESS information, but, of course, when it comes to this dude, I’m drawing a blank as to his name. All I remember is his face, his body, his voice, and those 3 times (fire; daiquirie shop; and Jazz Fest) I met, saw and talked to him. *Shrug*

          • Kansas Girl says:

            The name Brian always reminds me of a former student who used that as his nickname. Except he couldn’t remember how to spell it. All his papers had Brain written on the top. And he wasn’t.

            OK some practical questions. Are all the NO firefighters in one lump (Unit?) or are they separated into divisions like townships/suburbs, etc? This guy was NO, right? Like he worked in the city. I’m planning to apply some mad Google skills. And I’m betting Diva will too.

            • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

              Your first paragraph made me laugh out loud!! Poor BRAIN!! *Sigh*

              I have NO idea how the NOFD works. All I know is what my cousin’s ex-husband told me: they do nothing all day but smoke weed, cook, and play volleyball. And when they do make it to a fire, they are so incompetent that the only thing they manage to save of a person’s home is the concrete SLAB on which it was built.

              Oh, and, despite their incompetence at firefighting, they are EXCELLENT at somehow managing to rob the homeowner of his/her/their valuables before they manage to save only the SLAB (Maybe my cousin’s ex-husband was telling the truth. I mean, logically, I could see how the NOFD could have been negligent in their firefighting duties if they were FIRST attending to their thieving duties. *Shrug*).

              I also know they did a GREAT job of cleaning up my kitchen after the fire (MUCH better than my nasty-ass roommate ever did!).

              Oh yeah, I’m just remembering something else. After they were finished with cleanup, one of the other firefighters, who had a GOLD TOOTH prominently displayed in his mouth (and for some inexplicable reason, he seemed to SUCK ON in between uttering words) and a HEAVY, HEAVY N.O. accent asked me, “Alright, Miss! Now, that we’ve cleaned up and gotten the place aired out, would you like me to stay here with you a little while afterward so I can COMFORT you? You seemed a little shaken up.”

              He then gave me a BIG-OL’ GOLD-TOOTHED GRIN.

              “Brian” (???) just looked at him, rolled his eyes and said, “Are you SERIOUS right now, BRO??!!” The guy said, “Nah, man! I’m just playin’. I’ll let you two get back to CONVERSATIN and THANGS!!”

              “Brian” and I just looked at each other and fell out laughing before he apologized for his colleague “showin’ his ass and actin’ like he has NO home trainin’!!”

              That was funny too!! I’m giggling remembering it.

  54. LaineyLainey says:

    Watching my recording of Nene Leakes on Wendy Williams. I do love my Nene!!!! I think my daughter modeled that dress at a runway show this past spring! What a difference b/t how Wendy treats Nene and the way she treated Teresa Guidice. Teresa did really well, she really has got some thick skin and behaves professionally, even when being put-down by Wendy. I hate to see Wendy being mean, cause I love Wendy!!! She was unkind to T.O. – did y’all see that interview. I felt for him. Wendy dissed Kathy and Dina and even told Teresa that nobody wants to see her on a cooking show. Speak for yourself Wendy! Not nice! I still love you, Wendy, but be nice! Wendy are you listening?

    • princesspindy says:

      I’m gonna go see if I can find it.

      • BB says:

        I think they have it on Stoopid Housewife’s website

        • princesspindy says:

          I’ll go check, thanks, BB.

          • BB says:

            Did you find it, Princess? If not I can post the link.

          • princesspindy says:

            It worked!! I didn’t think she was that rude, she was being Wendy, that’s who she is. Teresa held her own. She was right about Dina’s show, lol!

            • LaineyLainey says:

              Oh, I love wendy, I do!! But she was being meaner than usual. She said something about Teresa not being right in the head, she said “you’re disgusting, all of you.” Then when Tre was talking about doing a cooking show, Wendy snapped “nobody cares.” yes, it’s Wendy in that she did it in a “funny” way…but I personally, think it’s not necessary to treat a guest like that no matter who they are. Like I said, the last time she hurt someone like this (that I can remember) was when Terrell Owens came on. She kinda cut off his…um….let’s just say, she was not objective. But then again, she never claimed to be a journalist.

              • princesspindy says:

                It’s a joke, get it?

                • LaineyLainey says:

                  Like the carwash thing in the cookbook?? Actually, what she said about Dina WAS funny. I heard Dina got mad or something? Tweeting stuff about how women should be more supportive of each other, etc.

                  • princesspindy says:

                    Yeah, like that there! LOL, it’s a BOOOORRRRINNGG show! imho, Wendy says what a lot of people are thinking. She did say she wasn’t right in the head, I thought that was funny, lol

              • melthehound says:

                I think Wendy is a pig. I saw the posted videos at SH and none of her bullshit was necessary.

                • LaineyLainey says:

                  i went to her website and most of the comments are negative toward Wendy re: her rudeness

                  • melthehound says:

                    I thought that long before she had Teresa on the show. Haven’t actually watched it in over a year. The woman’s program and entire shtick is about who is getting nasty, screwed over, or is doing the screwing. The more crap there is the better she loves it because it’s material for her show so, she can spare me with her fake holier than thou bullshit.

      • princesspindy says:

        It doesn’t work on Wendy’s site and most of the comments are how rude she was to Tree. hmmm… I want to see it!

    • Nancy says:

      I HATE mean people.

      • The Tin Man says:

        I am so proud of you for finally admitting that you’re hateful. Acknowledgment is the first step, which I’m sure you know. As a mean person myself, let me just say “Right back at cha Nancy.” You still love lizards and mice though, right? Now I realize this might offend you but before anybody jumps on the Tinman is scum bandwagon, remember I was provoked with that mean people comment. It’s not my fault. I’m actually the victim here. I didn’t do nothin to nobody. (That’s satire, s a t i r, oh never mind.)

    • BB says:

      How you doin?

    • Powell says:

      I like Wendy. Those sure weren’t nice things to say at all.

    • chismosa says:

      I Love love love love love love love love love Wendy, hope to go to a taping soon one of these days with my girlfriends.
      She was ABSOLUTELY right in saying Teresa and all the women on NJ need to step away from reality tv. You could see plain as day on her face that Teresa would never hear of such a thing. She lives for it.

  55. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Detox…Im only going to say this once and then never speak of it again…YOU BIG DUMMY!!!! WHY THE HELL DIDNT YOU JUST GIVE HIM YOUR FRIGGEN NUMBER???? Ok I’m done with that-…How are you feeling? Mom and Dad? Hope things are moving along and you are not spending your days pining for Mr.Hotshit!!!
    Kansas Girl-I have a younger sister who is like your mother-this Girl couldn’t get an expression right if it smacked her in the face. She once told me she killed a bird with a rock…then corrected herself and said she thought she killed 2 birds but she wasn’t sure….no kidding!!!!

    • Powell says:

      Jill 🙂

    • Kansas Girl says:

      😀 Love the bird story.

      Re Detox’s stupidity. I’ve been given stern instructions by a friend that unless the current guy has made some sort of commitment, any other guy is fair game. (Waiting for any other guy to show interest is the problem — long wait.)

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      I KNOW, JILL!! I TOTALLY agree!! I was a complete DUMMY!! Boy if I knew THEN what I know NOW!!

      Thanks so much for asking about my parents and about me. My Mom and I are slowly but surely getting better each day. My Dad, today, is FIT AS A FIDDLE, as if he never even had cataract surgery. In between driving us crazy and demanding to be waited on hand and foot, he’s driving around to visit friends, sit in the yogurt shop eating several FREE samples (because he is CHEAP AS HELL!!!!!!) before he decides which gallon or two he is going to buy and just, in general, LIVING HIS LIFE OUT LOUD enjoying every single minute (like he has done from BIRTH, according to my grandmother/his mother)!!!

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Well good for your Dad-I think!!! So funny about the free samples…my MIL & FIL are the couple you see on line at Costco waiting on the samples-they think its a meal-they go from one station to the next. They eat and drink their way through the damn store but they do buy a few things!!! Glad to hear you and Mom are doing better!!

        • NJBev says:

          Hi Jill.
          I hate going to Costco when I’m hungry! I try
          everything and end up buying even MORE crap
          I don’t need. The other day they were sampling
          the Lobster bisque. I bought 2 cartons (4qts)
          and ate 1 qt. at 1am reading this blog!!!

          • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

            Oh Bev-the lobster bisque from Costco is delish…my MIL got it for me-I loved it!!!

  56. princesspindy says:

    Lake Charles!
    I lived next door to my friend for 7 yrs, she thought her hubby was cheating on her and he was. They got divorced. She is one of those people that shit happens to. You would not believe her if you heard the stuff that has happened to her. In fact, nobody believes her but since I lived through a lot of it with her, I KNOW that shit happens that is unbelievable. In fact so unbelievable that she has been put in the mental ward until her drs could say “Yep, what she is telling you is true!” So anyway, during the divorce she told me that her husband was gonna kill her. I didn’t reeeally believe her….. So years later, she had moved back to Texas and my hubby and I were watching TV and they mention Lake Charles. My hubby says to me, “Lake Charles, that’s where Darren said he was going to dumb Debbie’s body.” AND I was like “WHAT???” Yeah, we were having a few beers and he told me that they would never find her body there!!!” And I said, “You never thought to tell me this?” “Oh, I just thought he was talking.” LOL! So when I hear Lake Charles, that’s what I think of!!!

    • Kansas Girl says:

      Gracious! And how is Debbie now? Alive, I hope. I’ve known people like this too — such crazy stuff happens to them. They’re like a magnet for unusual problems.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      I would have totally believed your friend.

      I know people that “unbelievable shit just happens to” (in fact, I often think I am sometimes ONE of those people. It hasn’t been BAD for me….just more like….DID THAT CRAZY/FUNNY SHIT JUST HAPPEN TO ME/MY MOM/MY RELATIVE/MY FRIEND???!!! It DID, and NOBODY is going to believe it. I guess I should be thankful that it is more the “funny” as opposed to “tragic” kind…although some of it does not SEEM funny at the time).

      I feel so bad for your poor friend, Pindy! JEEZ!!

      Lake Charles and Texas are VERY close. In fact, many people from Houston come out here to gamble at Lake Charle’s casinos. Many Lake Charles people go to Houston to party. Many people from Lake Charles actually have Texas “twangs” and sound more like they are from Texas than Louisiana. In fact, many people call Lake Charles, “East Texas.” If they don’t have a Texas twang, they have a Cajun accent.

      Lafayette, on the other hand, is TOTALLY different. Totally Cajun and, in some ways very progressive, while still being very provincial. Lafayette’s vibe and culture and way of life is more like New Orleans (Some people call it “New Orleans Lite.”).

      I LOVED New Orleans when I lived there. This was before Katrina, though. I don’t know why I loved it so much, though. When I first moved there, the crime was OUT OF CONTROL. People were getting MURDERED constantly. In fact, once a local radio station had a contest asking people to call in with new names for some possible new Sports team they wanted to possibly base in New Orleans. And people were calling in and saying stuff like, “I think we should name the team, ‘The New Orleans’ MURDERERS’ or ‘The New Orleans’ KILLERS’ and stupid shit like that. It WAS hilarious…but it was also kinda sad because it was so true. Things got cleaned up a bit when Marc Morial got in office and hired a new Police Chief. Before that, some of the biggest criminals IN New Orleans were the POLICE themselves!! *Shrug*.

      Oh, and a New Orlean’s accent is NOT Cajun. Different sections of the City have different accent, but, overall, it’s like a cross between a Boston accent and just some type of “gumbo” New Orleans’ thing. Listen to Harry Connick, Jr., and you will hear it. That’s NOT a Cajun accent (which very few actors are able to get. The VERY BEST one I heard was from the actor who played “Rene'” during the first season of “True Blood.” He had the true Cajun accent DOWN!!!).

      • Kansas Girl says:

        Thanks for posting this. I love hearing about places. The kind of detail only a person who lived there knows. Thanks!

      • JustDee says:

        Cripes. I was BORN in Lake Charles! Only lived there for 2 years though, my dad was in the Air Force. I worked in Lafayette for 20 years! Lived there for awhile then Carencro. Then moved to Church Point – the most gawd awful horrid depressing little town in the ENTIRE state.

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          A couple of weeks ago, my Dad went to some Catholic Church Bazaar in Church Point and brought back the BEST-TASTING mini- and full-sized sweet potato and apple pies that were sold there. I would PAY him to find the actual lady who made thosed damned pies. Mmmm Mmmm Good!!

          Other than that, you’re right, Church Point is a depressing little town from what I’ve heard.

      • Powell says:

        I love Harry Connick Jr.

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          Me too. I’ve heard from several people that he is a REALLY, REALLY NICE and HUMBLE guy who does not take himself too seriously and treats people VERY well.

          He has a STRONG N.O. accent.

  57. Powell says:

    Ok. To everyone that watches, How was The Good Wife? I think in going to watch/listen to it tomorrow at work.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      LOL. Your job sounds very taxing.

      • Powell says:

        I know right. 🙂 No I have my headphones on all day on my phone, listening to the radio, listening to tv shows. I listen more than watch. That’s how I don’t get involved in what’s going on w/other people & the office drama. Something will happen & co-worker’s will say “did you hear what happened”. I say “nope. I didn’t hear w/my headphones on”. 🙂

    • lovemamaearth says:

      It was good until I fell asleep during a commercial. Why don’t these shows come on earlier?! Let us know what you think after watching.

    • princesspindy says:

      It was okay. I am not sure if I like the Calinda story line… but I will continue to watch. I still have to watch Revenge….

  58. BB says:

    I’m turning in early tonight. Nice talking to everyone today.

  59. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Ok it’s official…Im over NJ…I know this b/c the reunion is playing on Bravo right now and I just changed the channel…

    • melthehound says:

      Step away from the dark side, Jill… Step away from the dark side 😀

    • chismosa says:

      i just read that Bethenny was on Anderson Cooper today and called the NJ folks all animals…. still catching up if this has been said up above. I dvr’d Anderson to see B on it.

  60. chismosa says:

    hi i have a completely OT question for anyone who can help–
    is anyone viewing this site via your iphone? I just got my new iphone (finally!)- and there is a WordPress app, but it does not alter the view of this site at all. I think that app applies to people who actually run their own blogs. I thought it would help a bit in ‘viewing’ this blog but did not change much.

    My problem is just that when replies to one post get many, the replies get stretched out vertically on the phone and i can’t read the words. So basically, i miss out if there’s a continuous conversation regarding one post.

    If anyone has any hints on how to better navigate, please help! Thanks so much…..

    ~~~~~~NMD, BB, everyone, thank you for the awesome updates with all Bravo things… and more. As always.

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      I am not sure if this will help but, I know my droid does that but that if I turn it over on it’s side so that the screen is right to left instead of up and down, I can see the body of the text.

    • TexasTart says:

      Hi chismosa, sorry no advise, just to agree the wordpress app was useless. I have the same problem viewing extended threads. I’ll check back in case anyone knows a solution.

    • TexasTart says:

      Thanks rabble! Turning my screen horizontal is indeed the best view but sometimes a long thread ends up on the edge, letters in single file.

      • rabblerouser2010R says:

        😦 sorry that I can’t think of a better solution, my DH suggested actually just using your web browser on the phone because most sites are optimized.

        • TexasTart says:

          I am on a web browser…maybe I need a new browser. Thanks!

          • chismosa says:

            Yes I don’t understand what was meant by web browser? Maybe on an actual computer or laptop? I wonder if this happens on an iPad too. I have to go to an AT&T store tomorrow so I’ll play around with the iPads there and put this site on it and see what happens

        • chismosa says:

          Thanks all- no, turning on its side does nothing for me, I’ve tried! But I too will keep my eyes open for any better ideas. Thanks again

          • Pghemtchick says:

            Avoid the mobile site. I like the blocks on it, but if you click view full site at the bottom it looks just like the web page on a computer. Pinch the screen to make the text bigger/smaller and enjoy. Hope it works.

  61. LaineyLainey says:

    MTH AND CAP: I am watching Sons of Anarchy…I didn’t know Drea De Matteo is on this show!! and Jimmy smits??? I am really liking this – got to go back and watch what I’ve missed. good stuff.

  62. Powell says:

    Private Practe is on.

  63. chismosa says:

    @ Priness Pindy– how you doin’!???? (in Wendy voice)— WHO is on your gravatar? Someone in drag i presume? You know i love your gravatar pics

  64. VV says:

    Does anybody remember or have screen shot of Caroline and Jac’s Twitter Bio. Neither one mentions RHONJ. The Bios almost look identical. Have they always been like this? I’m surprised neither mentions RHONJ.

  65. rabblerouser2010R says:

    This is my latest tweet, tell me if you agree or not

    Why does @melissagorga “I’m the victim” scene from the reunion remind me of this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIcC8YJrevQ

    • LaineyLainey says:

      so good

      • NJBev says:

        actually. it’s very funny.
        any good stories about those adorable little Rabble Rousers??
        I need to hear some good stories about the babes’
        I’m detoxing!!

        • rabblerouser2010R says:

          Hi Bev, I am not sure if I told you this one.

          On night DH was getting the kids ready for bed and was in the bathroom helping them brush their teeth when they started to ask why they had certain body parts, like their elbow or eye lids. After a while my husband just answered ‘Because that’s the way God made you’ which triggered “oldest DD to ask ‘Who is God’, so DH got me involved.

          I explained that God made the world and all the things in it. Wanting her to make the connection, I mentioned “You know when we sometimes sit down to eat and we say “In the Name, of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit Amen, then say Thank You for our food, who is it that you think we are thanking”
          And she answered in a puzzled reply “The pizza man?”

          My MIL made sure, she was brought to Mass that week.

          • Sus says:

            LOL, that’s a great story!!
            I knew we were heathens when my daughter age 5 wanted to buy a chocolate cross with Jesus on it. She wanted to know why I steered her to the chocolate bunnies. I said that I thought it was weird to eat Jesus on the cross. She said in a very loud voice “Who is Jesus”. Two little old ladies lectured me in the checkout line that I needed to get my daughter to Sunday school immediately!

            • rabblerouser2010R says:

              LOL- I actually looked into religious instruction but our church doesn’t have anything until they get to be the age where they make their first communion.

              Our youngest does go to a private preschool, which is Lutheran (we are Catholic). So I get to see some of the hand outs she gets from school. Last week they painted pictures of the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve- and the snake. I noticed that on the assigned snack for that day, there wasn’t any apples. I wondered if that was on purpose.

          • LaineyLainey says:

            Hey, it makes perfect sense!!!

    • melthehound says:

      Gloria Swanson was acting like a bad over dramatic actress. MeGo just plain sucks at it to begin with. She really should concentrate just on raising her kids.

  66. chismosa says:

    BB I just finally read the NY blog above and I have to give you an “E”. For me in school that was even better than an A+ , not sure if schools do E’s anymore. Absolutely fabulous take on NY! Thank you for your hard work.

  67. princesspindy says:

    Detox,
    You were at Mardi Gras, what street were you on, we will find the Firehouse!!

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      That was a different fireman (that I never even met. We just locked eyes, as I saw him and his colleagues walking in and out of their fire station). It was also a different street and a different city: Vermilion Street in Lafayette, LA.

  68. NJBev says:

    I would like to thank BB for a phenomenal re-cap on the NY housewives.
    It was spot on and i totally loved the the “tag” lines.

    NMD ((((((NMD))))))
    what can I say? you are remarkable and have done a very good job
    carrying on the site( a thankless job, no matter how much we thank-you!)
    I really enjoy your posts, and find that the way you explain your perspective
    makes it easy to understand and accept your opinions.

    I want to really “thank-you” for your generosity of spirit in continuing the
    spirit and love of Lynn. My goodness, you have done such a great job.
    Thank You. xoxo (((((((NMD))))))))

    your effort has not gone unnoticed. We love you.

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