Housewives News by NoMoreDrama
Peter Thomas Goes on a Twitter Rant against Kandi Burruss / Jill Zarin on WWHL / Sonja’s Intern for a Day / Aviva Named Most Inspirational / Teresa sets the Record Straight
Peter Thomas – husband of Cynthia Bailey – went on a twitter tear last night against Kandi Burruss. It looks like Peter and Apollo were on Kandi’s show – but she didn’t post it online, and he was mad. Reading back through the tweets – it appears as though Apollo may have shared too much and Phaedra wasn’t happy – so Kandi is keeping this show “private”.
Kandi Burruss had a few choice words for Peter.
Backing up a few days … seems like Apollo Nida – husband of Kandi’s castmate Phaedra Parks, shared a little too much on Kandi’s show – and was unapologetic about it.
Kandi explained to listeners (after this show) why it wasn’t being streamed online.
Looks like Peter will be on Kandi’s show (Kandi Koated Nights) again on Wednesday. Kandi has tweeted that she’s not sure if she’s ready for it. Too bad none of this will make the real show. Real Housewives of Atlanta airs in early November.
Jill Zarin is back on Bravo in an interview with Watch What Happens Live Host Andy Cohen. The redhead who was fired from Real Housewives of New York taped an interview with Andy Cohen yesterday that will air next Monday. Not known to keep anything a secret, Jill (presumably) leaked the news a week ago through her friend Rob Shuter – but played coy with viewers – retweeting his announcement and asking “where did you hear that?” Things must have gone well with Andy, because Jill took to twitter to start a social media campaign to get back on the show. Here’s a few of her gems:
@Jillzarin wish Andy would put u back oh rhony. Miss you.”
JZ: “See if
@bravoandy asks me next week!”
And to Andy … “Did you really get 1700 questions to ask me on Facebook
@bravoandy? Are you doing a poll next week ?hah!”
Fan: “Would like to see u and Alex back in the mix again.”
JZ: “What about
Fan: “Is next weeks
#WWHL with you not live? Since they showed clips already?!”
JZ: “Filmed it today.”
Jill also spoke out in the media as she begins her comeback attempt. Her interview with MyDailyNews includes her plans for the future – and yes they do include getting back on TV. Here’s an excerpt from the article. “It’s not like the 48-year-old wife of fabric industry big shot Bobby Zarin has been sitting still. Just last week she and her hubby were in Paris, where they’re considering buying a $13 million house with a view of the Eiffel Tower. But where Zarin really wants to be — and where she says her “more than a million social media followers” want her to be — is back on TV, starring in a show of her own. Zarin says other networks came calling after “Real Housewives” divorced her, but she “wasn’t ready” then. “I was licking my wounds and needed to retreat,” Zarin says. “It really affected me, but now I’m strong and ready to go back and share my life with America.” Read more:
More than a million social media followers? I can just hear it now. Bawbee – buy me more twitter followers – Andy called ….
I’m starting to get a bad feeling about this. Please tell me I’m getting worried about nothing. NMD
Sonja Morgan may not have investors for her toaster oven, but she has interns working on it. A writer at the WSJonlinewas Sonja’s intern for a day, and wrote a humorous piece on it. One great quote: “We pressed Ms. Morgan to give us some assignments. We were not at her townhouse to chat; we really came there to work. “I was thinking about it before you came,” she said. “It’s a hard one, because you’re a writer. I would want you to look at my website because there are typos everywhere. I would also give you some business cards to transfer to the computer, because you would probably be good at that.”
Ms. Morgan said the more pressing thing was probably the website, so she grabbed a laptop and we asked her to pull up her mission statement. We explained that her website should probably be more grammatically correct as well as organized differently, and feature photos from previous events that she’d put together under her “Sonja in the City” label.” Read Full Text Here
Wetpaint published a report that Kim Zolciak‘s new house was complete. Kim corrected them on twitter, saying: “No its not!!!!! I wish!!! Work in progress!”
Aviva Drescher was named one of the top inspiration people of New York by Gladys Magazine – and also graced their cover. Aviva was honored for her philanthropic work such as that highlighted on the Real Housewives of New York such as One Step Ahead. Congratulations Aviva!
Teresa Giudice takes to her blog to set the record straight for her niece Antonia. Here is Teresa’s message to Antonia: “I adore you Antonia, and I adore Gino and Joey. You are my blood. You are Gorgas. You are beautiful inside and out! Zia Teresa will always, ALWAYS love you and always be here for you with open arms. My children love you as well. They always treated you like their own sister growing up since you didn’t have any. I hope one day you’ll be able to hang out again.” http://www.teresagiudice.com/
Tweets from Last Night as the RHONY Reunion Aired
Andy Cohen “Taping this reunion two weeks after Jersey was actually a relief! We had a lot of real dialogue & laughs amidst drama & tension!
Carole Radziwill: “Don’t I say what you guys are thinking? I mean its not brain surgery. 4 the most part its funny comments about seemingly over the top drama.”
Real Housewives of New York Reunion, Part 1 of 2 by BB
The reunion took place in the Museum of American Finance, lower Manhattan, NY. The set was lovely and all the housewives were looking lovely. One thing I can say about the New York housewives is they are the most natural looking group of all of the housewives. They all dressed age-appropriately (although Heather is showing some serious cleavage) for the most part. None of them overdid the makeup. None of them have seriously changed their faces with plastic surgery. I don’t think Andy had to wipe off any tanning spray or glitter make-up like he did after the New Jersey reunion.
Couch order: To Andy’s right are Aviva, Carole and Heather and to Andy’s left are Ramona, Sonja and Luann. Andy asks Luann, Sonja and Ramona what they thought about half the cast being replaced after last season. Ramona’s reaction was shock; Sonja’s reaction was worry; and Luann was sad to see the girls go, probably because her whole team got fired except for her. At least Ramona and Sonja still had each other.
Here we go and this is in no particular order, but everything is covered.
Ramona: Ramona is wearing a pretty dress of deep blue (almost purple) and it’s the perfect length. She can sit comfortably without having to worry about people seeing too much. I prefer Ramona with shorter hair than it was last night. When Andy asks Ramona if she has given Aviva her much sought-after apology, she at first asks him to repeat the question like she didn’t understand what he was asking, then answers that she apologized to Aviva twice already and she can’t apologize to her anymore. Andy tried to resurrect the “blackmail” (Ramona insists it wasn’t blackmail) issue between Ramona and Luann, but neither women are going to go there. They have both come to a truce and both agree they tread cautiously with each other. Aviva, take note. That’s how you put things behind you.
The subject of St. Barts and the “white trash” controversy arises. Cue clips of St. Barts and the arrival of hurricane Aviva, including the discussion of Ramona, Sonja AND Luann about how the dynamics of the trip will change with Reid there. Note Heather is not saying anything, but she is present during the “dynamic change” discussion.
Andy tells Aviva Bravo got a lot of e-mails about the Rush Limbaugh apology. Aviva explains that she was sorry for the words that she used, but not the sentiments behind them. It was a stupid apology referencing another stupid apology. Ramona and Sonja point out that Rush didn’t apologize so it was a non-apology. Carole tells Aviva she was really shocked because she thought Aviva owed them an apology and she thought Aviva believed she owed them an apology, so for Carole to see the Rush Limbaugh apology was really difficult.
A viewer asks why, if she can speak several languages, Aviva couldn’t come with a better words than “white trash” and it was repulsive how she threw her education around while she did that. Aviva tells Ramona and Sonja that she doesn’t have a monopoly on pain and loss and her problems aren’t worse than anyone else’s and she threw that onto them and she apologizes and if they don’t find it in their hearts to accept her apology, she would understand that.
Sonja tells Aviva she has accepted her apology before and she saw where that got her more than once. Aviva has apologized to Sonja and on the same night has said venomous things about her in her blog, in the press, on twitter, lies and making up things. Aviva tells Sonja they have not had resolution but she’s sitting in front of her right now before the world and she is saying she is profusely sorry to her not only with words but she can bet her bottom dollar it will never happen again.
Aviva says Sonja got caught in the crossfire and turns to Ramona and says she really thought Ramona was her friend because they had vacationed together in Miami, they had spent couple time together, and when she knew she wouldn’t be able to go to St. Barts on a plane by herself, Ramona was the first one she called and confided in. She says Ramona gave her blessing to bring Reid on the trip. Ramona tells Aviva they had agreed that they would stay in a hotel. Aviva denies it. Aviva says they are going to have to agree to disagree.
Ramona says the important thing is the fact that Aviva went after her and Sonja repeatedly right up through the last episode. Ramona tells Aviva she abused her verbally so much she thought she was back in her house with her father. Ramona says she took Aviva in and she doesn’t make friends easily. She has a tough exterior and extended her heart and soul to Aviva and embraced her and Aviva turned on her like a viper. Ramona tells Aviva she hurt her terribly. Aviva tells Ramona she was trying to explain to her what led up to her terrible tirade. Ramona tells Aviva they were nice and welcoming to them both when they arrived at St. Barts. Aviva says she was OK until Luann mentioned they had discussed who was going to throw Reid out of the house. (She wasn’t really, she was looking for a fight even before that.)
Heather breaks in here and tells everyone she loves Luann dearly, but she thought Luann stirred the pot and Ramona said Luann threw her under the bus. Luann tries to start explaining, but Heather tells her to let her finish. Heather tells Aviva she was standing there during the conversation where they were discussing Reid coming and she interpreted it as a teasing banter. Heather tells Aviva she knows she was supportive of bringing Reid down, so if she thought the women were being wrong during that discussion, she would have spoken up.
At this point Aviva says she wants to repeat that she is profusely sorry for the way she treated them. Ramona tells Aviva she has no remorse because when the show started airing, she was still attacking them in her blogs and she only turned herself when the viewers went against her. Ramona further tells her she wasn’t even in St. Barts the first night and she wrote in her blog how disgusting they were. Andy points out that Aviva wrote in her blog that Reid was not interested in being around this group of pent up cougars and that the ladies knew very well Reid would not be spending any time with them, he would rather drink paint. Aviva says it’s because she wanted to make the point that Reid was not there to be with the women. Ramona asked why she had to use the term cougars and paint.
Sonja tells Aviva she back pedaled after St. Barts and started having interviews about Ramona in Miami, about them going out and partying and that she lied, lied, lied. Ramona announces she can’t go through it again. Aviva says the point she wants to make is she felt very betrayed by Ramona. Ramona said she didn’t betray her. Aviva again says she felt very, very betrayed. Ramona asks Aviva didn’t she just hear what Heather said, doesn’t she listen? Aviva tries to explain her state of mind at the time and Ramona tells her she looked OK to her and not that upset about just getting off a harrowing plane ride.
Andy asks Heather and Carole how they felt being lumped in with the pent up cougar terminology. Carole says she’s not good with that and Heather is shaking her head no. Aviva says in her next blog she excluded Carole and Heather from that group. Ramona tells Aviva that was very kind of her. Andy asks Aviva if she decided she needed to apologize when she saw all the episodes and all her behavior and had an “oh wow” moment. Aviva tells Andy she couldn’t believe how completely unhinged she had become and she felt worse than she had already felt. Andy asks Carole and Heather what they thought when they saw it. Heather thought it was a dark, very, very dark time for Aviva. Aviva has a look of “what did she just say?” Time for a commercial break.
Andy asks Ramona if, after she’s heard what Aviva has to say, she accepts her apology. Ramona says she’s trying to take it all in, but what upsets her so much is that the past two months, Aviva has been trashing her in her twitter and her blog and if she’s sorry for what happened four or five months ago, why was she attacking her just a month ago? Ramona says she’s never been attacked again and again like that. Aviva has nothing to say to that.
Andy reads Aviva a viewer question about Reid’s disgusting remark about overweight girls gone wild. Aviva says Reid knew she was upset and Sonja says that Aviva is very thin and so is Carole and maybe next to them Reid thinks they are fat. Aviva tells Sonja that’s not true. Both Sonja and Ramona ask Carole why she sat there and didn’t say anything. Ramona tells Carole silence means she’s in agreement. Carole says, no, well that’s, nervous laugh, while Heather pipes in and tells Carole she should have said something, that it’s bad to name-call, that somebody got hurt by that and that’s the lesson, that’s the take-way, clearly Reid is not . . . when Ramona says most women struggle with their weight and it was a horrible thing to say. Luann says she’s sure it was a bad joke, and Aviva says it was a stupid joke, it was a bad joke.
Another viewer asks Aviva what she meant by defining “white trash” as great moral failure and wants to know where she found that definition. Aviva says there are many definitions, but that she didn’t mean to refer to anyone’s skin color or economic status. What she meant was “trashy.” Ramona is over it and says whatever, Aviva, I wish you nothing but the best and I have no ill will towards you, but you need a different therapist. Cue dramatic music.
Sonja: Sonja’s sparkly silvery dress is shorter than Ramona’s, but not too short and it’s not too low cut. She’s wearing pearls and her hair looks very nice (probably extensions but nice extensions). When Andy brings up the subject of Aviva’s ex-husband Harry (with video clips of everyone talking about Harry) and asks Aviva if it gets old hearing about him, Sonja takes offense when Aviva says it got old, and he’s her ex for a reason and Sonja wouldn’t like it if they talked about her ex all the time. Wait a minute. Sonja’s husband didn’t date and boink almost everyone available in New York City did he? Sonja tells Aviva that nobody talked about Harry more than Aviva during the season and even points out the time she brought his name up like he was there with them when they were having dinner a La Cirque with the husbands, which was kind of weird.
Sonja then brings up the fact that Aviva told everyone at the beginning of the show that she loved Harry and didn’t have a problem with him in front of the camera, and then dissed him to her and Ramona privately and in the press more than once. Aviva Drescher quote from a New York Post Article of 6/21/12: “I am very sad that this father has abandoned his son. I empathize with all women and children who have been hurt by deadbeat dads.” Sonja and Ramona further talk about an incident in the Golden Pear which is described in this New York Post article of 7/2/12: [Drescher, 41, scolded her ex-husband in the upscale Golden Pear shop recently in Southampton Village over his alleged failure to pay support for their son, Harrison, 10, a source said. The Bravo star lost it when she saw Dubin buying piles of pricey sandwiches, indicating he’s allegedly living high on the hog while owing about $344,372 in child support and other payments. “You better fix this!’’ Drescher yelled. “How dare you buy sandwiches at the Golden Pear and not pay your child support?’’].
Aviva didn’t really have any explanations other than she knows Sonja was having trouble with her ex because she brought it up on the show, and would have supported her. Sonja explains to Aviva that she doesn’t know about her situation and that that she worked and contributed money towards her marriage and Aviva’s situation was totally different. Sonja tells Aviva she knew about Harry when she married him. Aviva says she did not. Sonja says that anyone that knows Harry would know the deal. You can take whatever implication Sonja was getting at under your own consideration. Aviva brings the subject of the children up and that neither should be talking about their exes; Sonja says she didn’t bring up Harry; and Aviva says neither did she. Andy Cohen brought up Harry. For once you are correct, Aviva.
Luann: Luann is the only one wearing a long dress. It’s flowy and very un-Luanny, but it’s pretty, except maybe I would have cinched up the spaghetti straps an inch or two. I would also like for Luann’s hair to be a shade darker and her eyebrows a tad thicker than they were last night. But she’s always had a natural beauty and would look good with no make-up. See Luann’s participation in the Carole section below. See, she doesn’t even get her own segment, that’s how important she was to this season. Ha, ha!
Aviva: Aviva is wearing a pretty off-white beige dress with a sparkling embellishment. It’s a beautiful dress but makes her look a little washed out, in my opinion. Her roots are showing a tad. Andy’s first question was asking Aviva if she and Ramona have spoken since the season ended. She said they have not.
When Andy gets around to talking about Aviva, it is, of course, about her one leg and many phobias. Cue video clips about Aviva’s fear of heights, elevators, planes, open jeeps, subways, smoke inhalation; her possession of gas masks, body gear, cipro (an antibiotic by the way); her avoidance of artificial sweeteners, dirt, and tap water, etc. As Ramona says “she has many phobias.” Aviva says her real phobias are about flying and heights, but Andy and the others tell her it seems more far-reaching than that. Luann and Sonja make a little fun about Aviva’s phobias expiring and being renewed by the minute to which she replies “that was nice.”
Andy assumes all of it stems from the loss of her leg. Aviva tells the awful story of her losing her leg on a conveyor belt and being trapped for hours and her dad telling her to yell when the paramedics are asking her to be quiet. She starts tearing up while the others are thinking “here we go again.” I’m assuming they are thinking that, I may be wrong. She says she never discusses it with anyone and she says she projected all her anxieties on the other ladies. She says it’s not that she can’t do anything anyone else can, but she has this cross to bear. Aviva says it’s embarrassing she can’t go up an elevator without holding someone’s hand or take her daughter to Paris on a plane and she doesn’t want to be that person.
Andy asks Aviva how the loss of her leg defines her. She says it doesn’t. I think Ramona’s eyes about pop out of her head right then. A viewer questions Aviva why she makes everything about her phobias when she says she doesn’t want to talk about her phobias. Aviva says it appears that way, she doesn’t want to bore people with them, she’s bored with them herself and chooses not to discuss them anymore. Promise, Aviva? Thank You!
Carole is looking chic in her short black and silver dress with her long sun streaked locks. During this hour, I found myself fixated on her nose when she was talking for some reason. It looked odd. Was it make-up or has her nose always looked like that and I never noticed? Andy asks Carole if she thinks things can be worked out since she said at the end of the season she didn’t think things could be put back together again. Carole responds she thinks everything is fixable but there’s a lot to work out.
Andy then asks Carole why she did the show since she had a public profile and a best-selling book already. Carole’s answer is telling, I think and confirms some opinions I have about her. She said as a journalist it appealed to her, she’s attracted to spectacle, whether it’s politics, war or cultural phenomenon (like the housewives franchise). She thought it would be completely out of her comfort zone and it was because she’s an observer and in her head a lot. She’s not a big talker and has an inside voice. Even though it was a big struggle for her, she enjoyed it and it was her guilty pleasure.
Andy shows clips of Carole making fun of Luann and the “countess” thing (the American Indian scene and all of Luann’s one-upmanship lines, and Rajina and Najeem jewelry and design scenes). This is Luann’s cue to tell Carole to please cut her a break and to call her on talking about her behind her back. Carole tries to fob it off as having a sense of humor about things, but Luann is not having it. Carole tells Luann she was whooping and making noises in the restaurant because she knew it was bothering her and Luann admits that’s exactly why she did it. Then they get into the whole Rajina and Najeem design borrowing thing and their stories don’t match. Rajina told Carole one story and Luann tells her that’s not how it went down at all. There’s mention of Michelle Obama, Life and Style Magazine, J. Crewe, Vogue, blah, blah, blah. Andy tries to ask Heather her take on it and she tries to get out of it at first, but then takes Carole’s side a little, which doesn’t make Luann happy. Andy asks Carole about her comment of Luann being a “frend-jumper.” I’m glad Andy isn’t giving his friend Carole a break. Thanks Andy. Sonja tries to take up for Luann and then tries to see Carole’s side of it. We do find out that Carole never borrows clothes from anyone and all the clothes she wears are hers and she bought them. Aviva tries to smooth it over and I give her props for that because she seemed to nip it in the bud. Heather wasn’t very happy that Luann seemed to like Aviva’s explanation of the whole thing, but didn’t seem to like what Heather said. Heather tells Luann that wasn’t fair and she means it. Luann just smirks a little at that.
Next Andy reads a viewer question to Carole about why always talked smack about Luann behind her back but never to her face. Luann says “that’s right.” Before Carole answers, Heather and Luann get into a discussion of Heather never defending Luann. Heather tells Luann she’s never said anything bad or derogatory about Luann and Luann replies that’s why she was so surprised at Heather’s answer about the designer thing just before.
Andy gets the back the question at hand (see above). Carole says nothing she said on the show was malicious or mean to which the other couch responds with little vocal sounds like huh? and what? Carole says in her talking heads she was just trying to be funny and thought Luann “got it.” Sonja says she was surprised and taken aback by Carole’s talking heads, too. Not that they were exactly mean girl, but that Carole never said any of that stuff to their faces. Aviva tells Carole that she’s so lovely, she so understated and she’s so quiet that she said stuff in her interviews that nobody knew she had been thinking. She again says she’s not trying to be mean and tries to look at the funny things. I never hear an “I’m sorry” come from Carole’s mouth and that’s a little disappointing to me. I keep trying to give her the benefit of the doubt and she keeps making it difficult.
Andy’s last question to Carole is her aversion to using her title. She’s explains that it’s not an American thing to do. She identifies with being a journalist and writer, not being married to a prince. Luann points out that she did not use the “countess” title once this season and Andy reaffirms “not this season.” Carole says she really has no problem with it and thinks people should be able to identify themselves whatever way they wish. Well then, stop calling the Luann on it, Carole. I can’t believe I’m taking up for Luann.
Heather is wearing a black jersey-type dress and as she says “she bringing it New York style” by showing some major cleavage. Her hair is long and also has that sun-kissed look. She describes her use of the word holla as a positive shout-out and real and organic. Cue clips of Heather and Ramona talking over each other and Heather trying to give Ramona a make-over. Ramona is upset she wasn’t invited to London and thinks Heather acts phony with her fake smile. Heather accuses Ramona of either totally ignoring her or pow, socking her in the cheek. Heather tells Andy she’s disappointed in Ramona because Ramona wanted to build a friendship and Heather expects more from her if they are going to be friends. Ramona tells Heather that she was acting nice to her face, but some of the other women were telling her Heather had a problem with her, but they’re past that and she just wanted to put that on the record. Heather says she wasn’t acting nice to her face for any other reason other than manners. She thought Ramona and Mario were rude to her when they first met her. Ramona didn’t know that and thought Heather wasn’t being sincere. Heather says she sometimes chooses to smile through conflicts. Heather says she would now invite Ramona on a business trip because they have a rapport and she could tell Ramona to cut it out if she got out of line. Ramona admits she and Heather did not get off on the right foot. She thought of the new girls, she would be the closest to Heather, but thinks Heather was nervous at first and that’s what caused her to think Heather was fake. Sonja agrees. After Heather got used to filming, things got better. Heather and Ramona both agree they are alike in some ways and maybe that’s why they clash sometimes.
Now this was a great reunion. Everything got out on the table and was discussed. No obvious hidden agendas, no hidden texts, no gossip, no “reading between the lines.” Even Andy didn’t try to gloss over things and pretty much let them hash it out. Gosh, I can’t wait until next week! Ramona calls out George, Ramona calls out Aviva, Sonja calls out Heather, Heather calls out Sonja, Heather and Carole call out Luann, Luann calls out Ramona, and, wait for it, Ramona calls out Andy! And it looks like no husbands. Please let there be no husbands!
Basketball Wives – L.A. by Detox
Welcome back to Basketball Wives L.A.
We begin this week with Laura and Jackie meeting for lunch. Jackie interviews that she feels like Laura’s heart is open to her, and she is very happy about this.
Jackie tells Laura about her last lunch with Draya, where Draya basically got up and left Jackie sitting alone at the table after some verbal sparring. Jackie tells Laura HER version of the story, which is VERY different from the way I remember things taking place (This is not surprising, however. After all, this IS Jackie Christie. Her mind does not work like the normal mind).
According to Jackie, Draya told Jackie, “I don’t LIKE you being NICE. None of the other girls do either.” This is a bold-faced (bald-faced? Take your pick) LIE. I do not recall Draya saying anything LIKE this. How Jackie conjured this up in her mind is a mystery to me.
Laura tells Jackie that, if it were her, she “wouldn’t give a sh*t” what Draya, or anybody else for that matter, thought about her. So, she basically tells Jackie she does not understand why she is even bothered.
Jackie claims that she still wants to give Draya a chance because there are times that Draya can be sweet. She mentions that there are also times where Draya can be “not sweet,” but she is willing to overlook this. Jackie says this conflicting behavior of Draya’s confuses her (If this is not Jackie Christie projecting her OWN mood-changing, switch-it-up-within-minutes behavior on to Draya, I do not know what is.).
Jackie tells Laura that she will call Draya and try to get together with her ONE more time. She says she will do this because it is what her HEART is telling her to do.
Jackie then asks Laura if she thinks Jackie should invite Draya to her 17th Wedding. Laura tells Jackie that she should. Laura interviews that, in her opinion, Jackie is “hungry” (i.e., desperate) for friendship.
Jackie tells Laura that her own family and Doug tell her that she has an issue with just letting a person walk out of her life and cutting them off (I’ll BET she DOES – kinda like Glenn Close’s character did in “Fatal Attraction.” She had “an issue” just letting Michael Douglas’ character just walk out of her life. I think Jackie’s “issue” when it comes to this is akin to the “Fatal Attraction” kind. This is probably why Doug is still around – that and Stockholm Syndrome).
Next, we see Malaysia and Gloria meet in some type of clothing store. Malaysia tells Gloria that she recently had a conversation with Gloria’s sister, Laura, and Laura discussed the distance in Gloria and Laura’s relationship.
Gloria agrees that there has been distance in her relationship with Laura. She says that, with everything she has had going on for the past few months, she has not been able to make Laura and their relationship a priority in her life.
Gloria assures Malaysia that she will have a heart-to-heart talk with Laura to address their issues.
Draya is having lunch with her Mom and a man who turns out to be her father (I don’t remember seeing HIM last season. I do recognize her Mom, though. This has absolutely NOTHING to do with ANYTHING, but Draya’s father looks very young to be her father. He’s also kinda cute. Like I said, this has absolutely nothing of substance to do with the episode. I just felt like acknowledging his youthful good looks).
Draya interviews that she would like to have both of her parents and her son move out to L.A. While Draya has been trying to establish a solid career and a solid financial base in L.A., Draya’s mother has been taking care of Draya’s son out in Philadelphia, where Draya is from and where she used to live. Draya interviews that she wants all of them (her mother, her father and her son) closer to her.
While they are having lunch, Draya broaches the subject of both of her parents (and her son, of course) moving out to L.A. to be closer to her (Draya’s parents are no longer together).
Draya’s father immediately says that he has no problem doing this. Draya interviews that she was happily surprised by this. Draya’s mother, on the other hand, indicates that she can make the move, but she will need more time to get things situated in order to make such a big move. She tells Draya that her deadline to move (her and Draya’s son) out to L.A. is the following year, when Draya’s son finishes out his school year.
Draya then tells her father about how much her mother has done to help her with the raising of her son. She tells him that her mother has been an awesome grandmother to her son, as well as a strong support system for her. She continues and tells her father that she needs him to “step up” as a grandfather the way her mother has as a grandmother. He nods his head, indicating that he is willing to do this.
Draya interviews that her Dad left her and her Mom when she was 5 or 6 years old, and she did not see him again until she was 21 years old. She says that this caused her to have to fend for and take care of herself from an early age. It also made her a survivor. She knows that she can handle and survive anything. She acknowledges that, once her father re-entered her life, he became a wonderful grandfather to her son. Drays interviews that her father was NOT a good father, but he IS a good grandfather.
Next, we see Gloria, Brooke and Laura walk into some type of comic book printing place. Gloria interviews that they are going to see the process of creating the comic book upon which Gloria’s upcoming movie role is going to be based.
At first, all of the women view the different story pages in black and white. (I have to say that I am impressed. Maybe Gloria and these people will prove me wrong, and the comic book and movie based on a character who is a ballerina by DAY and an assassin by NIGHT will be a big hit!) Laura interviews that the comic book is cool, but she feels like Gloria has “lost” herself to the Hollywood lifestyle.
The comic book creators have a surprise for Gloria, and they bring her to a wall of the office and unveil full color, completed pages of the comic book. Gloria, Laura and Brooke all seem very impressed by the color pages (And so am I. I have to say that I am even more impressed with the color version of the comic book. It actually looks GREAT!).
Malaysia brings her friend Bambi to meet Jackie for lunch. She interviews that she knows she can count on Bambi to give her a good, objective and “outside” opinion on Jackie. Bambi interviews that she is excited to meet Jackie.
Once Malaysia and Bambi arrive at the restaurant, they all hug, and Malaysia officially introduces Jackie to Bambi. Once they are seated, almost right off the bat, Bambi tells Jackie that she has heard “a LOT” about her. Jackie’s eyes narrow a bit at this.
Malaysia straight-up tells Jackie that she told Bambi that Jackie could be nice, but she could ALSO be crazy at times. Jackie tells Bambi that the other women try to place the “stigma” of “being crazy” on her, but that it is NOT true (Oh, yes it is!!). Bambi interviews that she LOVES crazy people. In fact, she prefers them over “regular” people (Bambi has made me laugh, and this has caused me to like her. Hearing her say that she likes “crazy people” lets me know that we are kindred spirits in a way. However, what Bambi fails to realize is that there is a difference between good and fun and eccentric “crazy” and psychotic and scary “crazy.” Jackie may be the latter, and Bambi does not realize this. Be careful, Bambi! Just sayin’!).
Jackie then brings up her 17th Wedding and discusses her plans with Malaysia and Bambi. She then, out of the blue, says that Malaysia might not be comfortable with this wedding because it has a gay theme, and Malaysia is homophobic. Malaysia instantly gets a look on her face that says, “WTF? What the HELL are you talking about?!! Are you serious right now??!!” She interviews that she has NO idea why Jackie even said this because she has NEVER given Jackie ANY indication that she is homophobic (I have an idea why, Malaysia: the reason Jackie said this is because she is CRAZY! It is as simple as that. You cannot argue or reason with CRAZY.).
Next, we see Laura and Gloria playing what looks to be a SERIOUS game of basketball. Gloria interviews she and Laura have ALWAYS been competitive, but Laura IS a better basketball player than she is.
Once they finish their basketball game, they sit down on the court. Laura tells Gloria that she “kinda” misses her. Gloria asks, “Kinda?” Laura responds, “Some things I miss. Some things I don’t.” Gloria just looks at her without asking for further explanation.
Gloria then launches into talking about how her career is just getting started, but she is trying to figure out if she is going to go with Matt or not (Where is he going? Has he been traded to another team? This is not even made clear during this conversation). Laura tells Gloria that she should go with Matt to keep her family unit intact. She interviews that, if she were in Gloria’s position, this is what SHE would do.
Laura then tells Gloria that she was mad at Gloria for a while. Gloria asks her why. Laura says that she has always felt like Gloria is a selfish person. Gloria disagrees with Laura’s opinion.
Laura then tells Gloria that she thinks Gloria will do ANYTHING to get where she wants to go in Hollywood (Hmmm…..what does THAT mean, Laura? That could be interpreted in so many ways – some good, some not-so-good.). Gloria disagrees with Laura’s opinion again.
Laura also tells Gloria that she feels like Gloria has put this “wall” up and is not “real” anymore. Gloria again disagrees and tells Laura that she is at her “most real” when she is around her family. She tells Laura that she has simply grown and changed.
Laura responds by telling Gloria that she should still reach out to her family members, specifically HER. Gloria counters this by saying that Laura also never reached out to HER. She points out that Laura never once reached out and called her during the 8 months that she and her off-and-on-boyfriend/baby Daddy/former fiancé, Matt, were broken up. Gloria says that she just felt “so ALONE” during this time period because she could not even really call and talk to her Mom because her Mom was always with “Team Laura” (I really wonder what she means by that). So, in an effort to deal with her loneliness, she made friends with people she NEVER would have made friends with in the past. Gloria then says that Laura did not even know that Gloria had a miscarriage during this time period (Say what, now? Damn! That is sad. I’m sorry for you, Gloria).
Gloria then says that a “wall of competitiveness” has been built up between them by “outside sources.” (Alright, I feel like these women are partially talking in some type of “code” that they do not want the viewers to decipher. I mean, Gloria started this segment by interviewing that she and her sister have ALWAYS been competitive. So, what’s up with acting like this competitiveness between them is a NEW thing? Also, who are these mysterious “outside sources”? Hmmm…..).
Gloria then tells Laura that she loves her, and there will never be anyone to replace Laura as her sister in her life. They then both start to cry. Laura tells Gloria that she wants Gloria to know that she will always be there for her and always love her. Gloria interviews that she realizes now just how much she missed her sister and their relationship. They both stand up and give each other a huge bear hug as they shed tears. They also both say “I love you” to each other more than once (This is sweet).
Malaysia and Bambi are sitting at a table in the “Geisha House” restaurant. Draya arrives to meet them. She interviews that Malaysia invited her there to meet her friend, Bambi.
Draya looks cute (as usual) and is wearing a tight-fitting dress. For some reason, Bambi asks Draya if she is wearing panties. Draya responds that she NEVER wears panties. Bambi says that she is the same way and gives Draya a big smile (Well, alrighty then!).
Draya interviews that, almost as soon as she sat down, Malaysia immediately brought up Jackie’s name. She says she is annoyed by this because she is still smarting from the lunch she recently had with Jackie, where Jackie was talking so nasty and crazy that it scared her and caused her to immediately get up and leave Jackie sitting there alone in the restaurant.
Malaysia tells Draya some version of the story of Jackie and Draya’s lunch that Jackie told her. Draya’s eyes widen while she is listening to Jackie’s version of their lunch, and she calls Jackie “a liar” and “a manipulator” and says that, at this lunch, Jackie literally “made my skin crawl.”
She then says that, during that lunch and even now, she wanted/wants to punch Jackie in her face, and she is not even a violent person (I can see how Jackie could inspire those feelings in a person. She would not inspire them in ME, though, because I am only 5 feet tall, and Jackie is an Amazon. The only things she would inspire ME to do are spray her with Mace and then start running as fast as my little legs could carry me).
The women decide to change the subject, and the new topic of conversation is Bambi’s prior negative history with Brooke. Draya tells Bambi that she and Brooke know each other.
Draya then tells Bambi she wants to know the story of what happened between Bambi and Brooke. Bambi tells Draya that she starting dating this “dude” that had a girlfriend about whom he neglected to tell her. This girlfriend turned out to be Brooke.
Bambi continues and says that “this dude” liked to buy her presents, and she never even had sex with him (I’m going to write into the show as soon as I finish this blog to see if I can get “this dude’s” contact information. He will buy me gifts, and I do not even have to have sex with him? Oh yeah, I am going to call him up and say, “Let’s be friends!”). Bambi indicates that she was simply entertaining this guy, but he really was not big deal to her. In HER opinion, however, Brooke was the one who took it more seriously because she “caught feelings” for the guy.
Draya interviews that Bambi seems cool to her; however, she is a little uncomfortable with the fact that Bambi and Brooke “have beef.” Draya explains that she simply does not want any “drama.”
Bambi then asks Draya how she knows Brooke and how long she has known her. Draya says that she has known Brooke “for a few years” through “the industry” (of urban video and magazine vixens, I guess). Bambi then flat out asks Draya, “Are you and Brooke friends?” Draya says, “I don’t know” (Hmmm….interesting. I don’t know either.).
Next, we see Doug and Jackie walking into Hansen’s Cakes so they can do taste testing for their 17th Wedding cake (You guys do not know how ridiculous I just felt typing “for their 17th Wedding cake.” Well, NOW you do.).
The two of them taste different samples of cakes and discuss their particular likes and dislikes of each sample. Jackie interviews that she LETS her husband THINK he is in on making the decisions, but, in reality he is NOT (I KNOW he isn’t….because you’re CRAZY, and you are a major CONTROL FREAK!!). She further interviews that it is always ultimately about what SHE wants (Poor Doug! He seems like SUCH a NICE guy too!).
While they are tasting the different cake samples, Jackie brings up the other women, and she asks Doug if he thinks she should invite the other girls to their 17th Wedding. He tells Jackie to invite them all to their wedding, but to NOT let the issue of whether or not they actually DO show up negatively affect her day and her mood (Good advice. Doug always gives good advice.).
Jackie tells Doug that when it comes to her repairing her friendships with the other women, ALL of them have to be ready, willing and able to work on it. She cannot be the only one. Doug wisely tells Jackie that true friendships go through ups and downs, and true friends have to weather these ups and downs. Jackie interviews that Doug’s advice is right on point. She also says that he is an “old soul” with very good advice.
Gloria and Laura are walking on a sidewalk holding Styrofoam cups with straws, as if they just left somewhere after having lunch. Laura interviews that Gloria has “a big project” that is going to require her to be away from L.A. for a while (This mysterious “big project” is never discussed. With that earlier “mysterious” conversation Gloria and Laura had, I’m starting to wonder if Gloria really works as a spy for the C.I.A. in between starring on “Basketball Wives,” breaking up and getting back together 25 times with Matt; raising twins; and pursuing an acting career. Maybe she really IS an assassin, just like her upcoming movie role.).
Laura tells Gloria that, since she will be leaving and gone from L.A. for a while, she wants to give Gloria a going-away party. Gloria seems cool with this, and she tells Laura that it is o.k. if Laura invites Jackie. Laura tells Gloria that she will also be inviting Malaysia’s friend Bambi even though Gloria has not yet met her. Laura tells Gloria that Bambi is a rapper.
Gloria then brings up the fact that Laura still occasionally hangs out with Jackie. She says Laura is “really nice” to do that because it is like helping out at a homeless shelter or something (Oh, SNAP!). Laura just looks at Gloria when she says this as Gloria just giggles.
Laura then says that she is not sure if she will be attending Jackie’s 17th Wedding. Gloria widens her eyes and tells Laura that Jackie will “cut” Laura if Laura does not attend. She also points out that Laura should keep in mind that Jackie even knows where Laura lives. Gloria is only ½ joking (I stress the ½ — because the other ½ is DEAD SERIOUS). Laura interviews that having a friendship with Jackie simply involves “too much emotional work.”
The scene ends with Laura telling Gloria that she will be responsible for organizing the Guest List for Gloria’s going-away party (Who are they kidding? The “guest list” will consist of the cast of “Basketball Wives-L.A.” because the Producers demand this).
Next, we see Draya and her Mom walking into some type of store or shop. Draya interviews that her Mom has a particular psychic that she has visited in L.A. a couple of times. She asked Draya to visit the psychic with her this time, and Draya has agreed. Draya further interviews that she feels “weird” doing this, but, because she wants to spend as much time as possible with her Mom whenever her Mom visits her in L.A., she will bite the bullet and do it. She interviews that she is nervous and apprehensive because she is not sure if visiting a psychic fits in with her religious beliefs.
Draya and her Mom walk around and look at certain items in the psychic shop. Draya interviews that she thinks the store is “creepy,” but she is trying her best to be “open.” While they are browsing around the shop and waiting for the psychic, Draya asks her Mom again if she (and Draya’s son) is really going to move to L.A. Her mother assures her that they will, indeed, be moving to L.A. Finally, the psychic comes out and greets both of them.
During Draya’s session with the psychic, Draya immediately tells the psychic that she is very nervous. The psychic puts Draya at ease. She tells Draya that Draya is naturally very intuitive, and she is a person who “calls it like she sees it” (This is true. This is also why Draya is one of my favorites on this show. My other favorite is Malaysia.). The psychic also tells Draya that she will NOT tolerate any inauthenticity or any fake people. Additionally, she says that Draya has a very creative side, but she also has a business side to her personality.
During the session, Draya starts crying. She tells the psychic that she feels a lot of pressure on her from her family because they depend on her a lot. She also says that she is scared to make her family move out to L.A. to be with her, and she wonders if it is the right decision for everyone involved.
The psychic tells Draya that her family members are very strong. She also feels that Draya now needs her family’s support in return for the way Draya has been supporting them in the past. She tells Draya to stop feeling guilty about asking her family to move to L.A. to be with her and that it is the right decision for everyone.
Draya again interviews that her Dad not being around made her stronger because she had to take care of herself at a very early age. Because of that, she feels like she can survive anything. The scene ends with the psychic telling Draya that she can be honest with her parents about needing their help.
Next we see Doug and Jackie, who are going to do a “walk-through” of Club 11, which is the venue where they will be having their 17th Wedding. The owner greets them at the door and introduces them to some of his employees.
The owner then takes them upstairs and introduces them to the woman and the man that will be dancing together in a cage during their reception. Jackie interviews that she thought it only was going to be GUYS dancing as the entertainment at her reception. She says that the female dancer is very pretty (as she narrows her eyes).
Once the dancers are formally introduced to Jackie and Doug, they ask Jackie and Doug what KIND of cage dancing they would like for the reception. They then do a short demonstration of dancing in the cage for Jackie and Doug. Jackie interviews that Doug seemed to be enjoying the show a little TOO much (Doug, you in danger, Boy!! Be careful!). Jackie and Doug tell the dancers that they want “very sexy” dancing from the dancers when they are in the cage. Jackie interviews that their 17th Wedding will be crazy fun, and people will see a different side of her and Doug as a couple.
As they continue to walk around the venue, Jackie stops and tells Doug that she has a surprise for him. She then tells him that that their daughter, Shanny, will be flying in for their wedding so that she can serve as Jackie’s Maid of Honor. Doug is very happy about this.
Next, we see Laura, Gloria, Brooke and Jackie basically all arriving at the same time at some restaurant where Gloria’s going-away party is being held. Once they are seated, Jackie tells everyone that she is so excited to be there. She also tells them that she wants to hand out invitations to her 17th Wedding to everyone once they all arrive.
Gloria asks Jackie when her 17th Wedding is going to be held. Jackie tells her July 8th. Gloria tells Jackie she will not be able to attend because she will be out of town. Gloria interviews that she actually would like to attend because she knows it is “going to be a hilarious sh*t show!!” She laughs when she says this.
Jackie then looks at Laura meaningfully and asks Laura if she will be 1 of her 2 Maids of Honor for her 17th Wedding. Laura looks like she does not quite know what to say. Gloria looks amused. Laura interviews that she wants to be excused. She also interviews that her mind is completely BLOWN that Jackie actually thinks that she and Laura are FRIENDS (Why does this surprise you, Laura? You already know how crazy Jackie is, and you HAVE been hanging out with her on occasion. In Jackie’s world, that makes you her B.F.F.).
At this point, Draya, Malaysia and Bambi all arrive together and join the party. Brooke sees Bambi. She interviews that as long as Bambi remains civil, then she will be civil as well.
Draya interviews that as soon as she sees Jackie, she is like “What the EFF?” She explains that she cannot believe Jackie is even there because Gloria does not even LIKE Jackie. It is clear that Draya still has NOT gotten over her nasty lunch with Jackie.
Once everybody is seated, Jackie says she would like to hand out invitations to her 17th Wedding. She then hands everyone an invitation. Draya, like everybody else, accepts her invitation. She interviews that she could not care any less about Jackie’s invitation or her 17th Wedding.
After handing out her invitations, Jackie says she wants to make an announcement. She looks at Draya and says she wants to apologize to her. She explains that she is still hurt that Draya just up and left her at the restaurant, but she is willing to give Draya another chance. To that end, she says she would like to have another one-on-one lunch with Draya. She then emphasizes that she WAS very upset that Draya did not want to listen to what she had to say at their lunch.
Draya tells Jackie that Jackie sometimes really needs to listen to what Jackie HERSELF says, not the OTHER person (because Jackie can say some CRAZY stuff. She was definitely talking crazy at that lunch with Draya). Draya then calmly says that there will be “no more lunches” between herself and Jackie. Jackie interviews that this response from Draya “revokes” Jackie’s invitation to Draya to her 17th Wedding (I’m pretty sure of the following things: 1) Draya could not care less; and 2) Draya was not going to attend anyway).
Jackie then gets visibly angry and starts speaking in a very condescending way to Draya, as if Draya is a child, and Jackie is an adult. Draya interviews that Jackie is disrespecting her.
I guess to continue with the “Draya is a child, and I am a GROWN A*S WOMAN theme,” Jackie pulls a sucker out of her purse and offers it to Draya. Draya basically tells Jackie that she can keep her damned sucker.
Jackie then gets angrier and, in a threatening tone, tells Draya that Draya does NOT want a problem with her. Draya looks at Jackie and tells her that she is NOT worried AT ALL about Jackie
Jackie tells Draya that she SHOULD be worried. Draya tells Jackie that, regardless of what Jackie says, she is NOT worried about Jackie AT ALL.
Jackie gets even angrier at Draya’s refusal to back down to her and to show any fear and then resorts to verbally abusing Draya by calling her “a bitch” and “a ho” more than once. Draya responds by telling Jackie that she is “old and washed up.”
Draya interviews that, “after the 19th ‘ho’ from Jackie,” she was DONE! At this point, it looks like some type of physical altercation is about to start between big ol’ Jackie and little bitty Draya.
Draya and Jackie almost come to blows at Gloria’s going-away party. The other women get in between the two of them to prevent this from happening, and Jackie is escorted out of the restaurant by security.
Jackie tells Bambi that Draya will have to “grovel and apologize” to her (Dream on, Jackie! I do NOT see Draya doing anything even close to that when it comes to you.).
Malaysia asks Draya why she fought a Senior Citizen (OMG!! This is hilarious, as Malaysia is calling Jackie “a Senior Citizen.” Oh, SNAP!! Malaysia is always so mature, calm, ladylike and level-headed; I didn’t know she had this kind of hilarious insult in her being. Apparently, she DOES. Go, Malaysia!).
Draya tells someone she will definitely NOT be at Jackie’s wedding (Well, that’s no surprise!).
Dancing with the Stars –All Stars, Week 3, Iconic Dances
I can’t believe it, but I’m getting into DWTS. Tonight was their choice of iconic dances of the past seasons of DWTS, with the stars in control of what dance they wanted to improve upon from other dancers from previous seasons, as well as wardrobe. I won’t go into the detail of who picked what dances of the past…pretty boring unless you can recall those dances. But they were suppose to take those dances and make them their own. And WOW, many of them did. It was an impressive night.
The dancing is fabulous and the rules are starting to break. Some fabulous dances happened this evening and everyone did a great job. The highlights are with the women, and I think a woman will win the All-Stars. I’m going out on a limb, but really, the women are quite strong. The top dances of the night were Melissa’s Samba and Kelly’s Pasadouble. The both scored a 27 and were about as perfect as I have seen a dance go. However, Shawn’s evening finale dance was by far, the most spectacular thing to be seen on Dancing. She scored a 26.5, but that was because they broke ‘holds’ something the dance does not allow them to do. But the judges all said itwas the best dance ever. They started by entering the stage from either side and catapulting to the stage after bouncing off a small trampoline to the dance floor, and ended the dance by running up the two staircases and midway up, falling off the edge to a cushioned landing off screen. It really was incredible. It is entertaining and well worth the watch to check it out online.
Here are their scores in order of how they appeared on the show:
- Drew & Anna, Cha cha : 24
- Gilles & Peta, Tango: 25.5
- Melissa & Tony, Samba: 27
- Apolo & Karina, Foxtrot: 25.5
- Kelly & Val, Pasadouble: 27
- Kirstie & Maks, Cha cha : 24
- Sabrina & Louie, Pasadouble: 25.5
- Emmitt & Cheryl, Pasadouble; 25
- Helio &, Chelsie, Quick-step: 25.5 (He stepped on Chelsie’s dress and they got off time)
- Bristol & Mark, Pasadouble: 22.5
- Shawn & Derek, Quick-step: 26.5
Of course I will say once again, Bristol isn’t up to the game of the rest of the dancers. Kirstie and Drew follow closely behind. Tuesday night is a DOUBLE elimination. I’d just hate to see Melissa, Kelly, Sabrina or Shawn go.
So the clinch for next week is Paula Abdul will be a guest judge. It makes sense that she’d judge dancing (more than singing!). Also, tomorrow night, the dancers will find out what they will have to dance the following week and somehow, they get to pick the dances for one another…some of them possibly being dances that they have never done or necessarily heard of before. Should be interesting. All will be explained tomorrow night. But NMD loves Shawn so she must be a happy girl tonight! Wow. It was pretty fabulous. She put her gymnastics to good work with this dance.
See you again tomorrow for the double elimination. If it’s one of my girls, I will try NOT to slur my words when writing it up!
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Atlanta ladies are notorious for not getting their blogs in – so that might be light duty.
New Obituary for Lynn in the Chicago Sun Times