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
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.
Photos by Boston
Gallery Girls “Wrap Your Trouble in Dreams” Series oops!
Season Finale by Lulu
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.
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.
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.
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
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!!).
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!”).
Week 2 of Dancing with the Stars, All-Stars
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.
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