Housewife and Dance Moms News by NoMoreDrama
Joe Giudice‘s mistress has been identified as a 25 year old college student who he knows from work according to PerezHilton. (I didn’t know he worked.) Here’s a quote: “For a short, fat guy, Joe managed to get a real beauty. Chances are good that if Joe was just a regular guy who didn’t appear on a hit TV show, she would never have looked his way. She probably likes the fame he has, thanks to his wife.” Sorry, this story doesn’t come with any fuzzy sasquatch pictures like the one yesterday, but you can read more here Read More Here
Melissa Gorga‘s outstanding warrant in an old shoplifting case has been dismissed. This information was discovered by a tweeter (@stark3923) – although I’m sure the tabloids will soon pick it up not credit the source. But we all know the fans are the ones finding out all of this information. Follow @stark2923 on twitter if you want the latest scoop on Jersey.
#rhonj Melissa Gorga Shoplifting Case Dismissed SEE CASE DETAILS HERE FIRST BEFORE RADAR ONLINE STEALS MY SCOOP AGAIN
Lifetime has announced that Dance Moms is renewed for a third season. Twenty-six episodes this time. I’m not sure the world is ready for 26 more episodes of Abby Lee Miller.
Slade Smiley‘s son Grayson underwent a serious procedure to reduce the size of his brain tumor. Gretchen Rossi is asking for prayers for the little boy. Read more here
An interview with Rosie Pierri – 45 minutes – She talks about not knowing she was a lesbian until she was 22 and coming out on national TV. At the 21 minute mark they begin to talk about the reunion and Rosie calls BS on some of the things Teresa said. She also says that Kathy didn’t join the show to bash Teresa. My sound cut out at 30 (old computer) so someone else can fill in the rest. Warning- she drops a lot of f-bombs. Video Here
Celebrity Apprentice All-Stars is returning. From US online: With the exception of Bret Michaels, the 14 contestants appearing on Celebrity Apprentice: All-Stars have all been fired by Donald Trump. When the show returns for a thirteenth season in March, the former competitors will finally get a chance at redemption.
The entire cast, sans La Toya Jackson, 56, and Omarosa Manigault, 38, appeared on TODAY October 14 with Trump, 66. The other eleven returning contestants will be Lil’ Jon, 41, Lisa Rinna, 49, Dennis Rodman, 51, Claudia Jordan, 39, Trace Adkins, 50, Brande Roderick, 38, Penn Jillette, 57, Dee Snider, 57, Marilu Henner, 60, Stephen Baldwin, 46, and Gary Busey, 68. Read more: Here
Real Housewives of Miami by NoMoreDrama
(MKValle is traveling this week and without Bravo in her hotel. She’ll return next week)
Well it turns out that Joanna’s sister is a spoiled brat. Romain sits her down and tells her that if she lives with them, she’s got to help out at home. She cries, whines, and says she doesn’t have it as easy as some people – she’s not a sexy bombshell. She says it’s hard to get a job in her field – acting. Then there are fake tears and she announces she’s been soul searching and …. will move in with Lisa. Romain jumps on this and says that’s a great idea. You can tell he’s done. If only getting rid of all freeloading relatives was that easy.
Then we get treated to a scene where Joanna shows us that she can’t cook. So the cook Ana shows her how to make risotto – and it sure looked like they were using a package of rice to me. Joanna doesn’t even know how to cut an onion – and I think she cut her finger because she has a bandaid on it. They talk about Karent’s boyfriend and what a sleaze he is. Joanna bring him up – but then interviews that she doesn’t know why Ana is talking about him. Cut to a scene with Karent and her boyfriend pretending to be in love. Remember when Kelly had a fake TV boyfriend Max? Perhaps Rudolfo is looking for a little screentime. He sure acts like he’s doing a scene in a soap when he’s with her.
14 minutes in and I haven’t seen Mama Elsa or Elaine Lancaster. Hello Bravo. Ratings??
Lea Black is being interviewed on the morning show. She shows up late and almost misses her segment. She’s wearing the strangest outfit – purple top with bright green pants. I can’t even pay attention to what she’s saying it’s so odd. Oh – she’s promoting her Gala. She keeps talking about it being sold out – but that’s a lie as we find out later. Next.
Hearts and Stars Gala. They are pretending this is Lisa’s event, but I don’t think it is. I googled it and didn’t see her name on it at all. All the ladies are glammed up for this. And finally, Mama Elsa. Thomas Kramer – the one that loaned Kim Zolciak the house where she and Nene continued their fight – has infiltrated his way into another housewives franchise. He seems to know most of the ladies, and invites a few of them to his party next week.
As the ladies mingle, Lea reaches out to Marysol and makes sure she knows she’s welcome to attend the Gala. Marysol is explaining how her marriage broke up. Lea turns to her and says – I hope you don’t take this the wrong way – he got his green card and left. Not funny.
Adriana uses the old line ‘She’s go to the opening of an envelope,” as Karent shows up at the event. Didn’t Bethenny already use that one about Simon and Alex? Why wouldn’t Karent go? They are all there. Adriana’s fake drama is wearing on me. the only two people that seem to like Karent are Joanna and Lisa. The others just walk away.
Now the whiney sister chooses the party to tell Joanna that she’s moving out. Don’t they live together? And she tries to make is seem like Romain wanted her to move out. No – he wanted you to help out around the house if you were going to stay but you’re too lazy to do that so you’re going to freeload at Lisa’s where she has a few housekeepers.
Wow – Karent is really awkward socially. Desperate even. They show a long segment where she grates on everyone’s last nerve. Even Mama Elsa, Alexia, and Marysol, who don’t usually complain about people. Maybe I should cut Adriana some slack.
Finally something interesting as Lisa and her housekeeper give the dogs a bath and grooming. Lisa is super sweet in this scene and also seems to know what she’s doing. I’ve got to wonder if she was a hairdresser before she married her millionaire.
45 minutes in and we’ve seen everyone but Elaine. Mama Elsa is definitely the most interesting person on the show – and I don’t think she said much. Uhoh – preview for next week shows an altercation between Elaine and Mama Elsa. I’m pretty sure I don’t want to see that.
Lea takes Adriana and Joanna food tasting for the Gala. Guess how much a table costs. $12,500. Lea wants Joanna to buy a table. If Joanna had that much money, couldn’t she rent her sister an apartment? Or get a housekeeper so that her boyfriend doesn’t have to clean up after her sister? Oh I see – this scene is just so that Lea can gripe about Marysol. I’m really beginning to dislike her as well. This is Marysol’s business. Not cool. Plus – isn’t this event supposed to be sold out. Then Joanna sort of confronts Adriana about her flirting with Romain. She interviews that after hearing that Romain was making out with someone, she’ll be keeping her eye on Adriana. I think she should be keeping her eye on Romain.
Now they are fighting about Karent taking Adriana’s sacred moment away. Basically Karent got a photo op with someone Adriana worships last episode – and Adriana can’t get over it. Adriana says Karent doesn’t know her place. I’m surprised she doesn’t say “I’m up here – she’s down there.”
Joanna phones Karent and warns her that Adriana is on a rant – and the show ends with Karent pulling up to a party, expecting a confrontation with Adriana.
Project Runway Season 10 Finale (Part 1) by BB
Heidi and Tim meet on the runway with the four remaining designers. Each gets $9,000 and five weeks to go make a 10-piece collection. None of them are guaranteed to show in fashion week when they get back. Heidi and Tim wish them luck and they are sent on their way.
Four weeks later, Tim heads out to see how the designers are doing. His first stop is in Massapequa, NY to check on Christopher. Christopher shows Tim his workspace and Tim marvels at how much he has accomplished. Christopher’s design inspiration is a print from one of his mom’s x-rays. Tim is concerned about the leather bustier and tells him the sweetheart neckline is too sweet. Christopher had tried to bleach leather and doesn’t like it, but Tim loves it. He says it goes beyond clothes making and he should go with it. Tim tells Christopher he should feel great about where he is. Tim sits down with Christopher and his family and boyfriend. His mom is anxious, excited and very proud of Chris.
With 9 days until fashion week, Tim visits Fabio in NYC. Fabio is using a space in his friend’s dad’s apartment. Tim meets Fabio’s mom and boyfriend. Fabio shows Tim three pieces. His collection is called cosmic tribalism. The tops are in pastel watercolors. Tim is captivated with the draping, but he’s mystified by the pants with the tops. He says they look like long johns and wonders if Fabio ever considered making them in another fabric, to which Fabio says no. When Tim sees the shoes and some other drawings, he’s totally baffled. He tells Fabio the woman who would wear the tops would never choose the pants and shoes to go with them. Fabio loves the clunky shoes. Tim calls it a collection with potential for one of the biggest wow factors in PR history, but it’s undermined by other things he’s seeing. Fabio is terrified he may not be showing in fashion week.
With 8 days left, Tim is in Jersey City to check on Dmitry, who is also staying at a friend’s place. Dmitry hopes Tim loves everything because he doesn’t have time to change much. Tim says a few of his pieces are beautiful. They are very architectural. The last piece he shows Tim is a dress in a chartreuse-like color. Tim doesn’t like the color but he can see how it would work. Tim senses Dmitry is confident but wonders if there’s enough of a surprise to his collection so the judges won’t say they’ve seen it all before. Dmitry had to resign from his job and give up his lease to do Project Runway. He came to the U.S. when he was 18 and he’s been trying for 15 years to make it in the fashion world. He thinks he’s ready and wants to give back to his family. He sees himself rich and famous 10 years from now.
Last, Tim goes to San Francisco to check on Melissa. Tim looks at a cowhide leather jacket that will go over a black dress. Tim loves the special textiles Melissa is using. Tim likes Melissa’s “I know what I’m doing” aura. Tim tells her the collection couldn’t be more her and she has no control over who will be walking in fashion week. It will all come down to taste and what the judges like. Tim later meets Melissa’s parents and boyfriend. They talk about her coming from such a small Midwest town to where she is today.
One week later, it’s fashion week in New York City. All the designers come back together to a nice hotel suite. They are all happy to see each other and friendly. They all make a toast to each other with champagne left with a note by Heidi and Tim. Dmitry hopes all four of them will be able to show at fashion week. They all drink to that.
The designers move into their new workspaces to start unpacking and finish up their collections. There are pictures of them on the walls and they start realizing this is it. They all look at each other’s collections and Melissa is surprised at Fabio’s collection. She likes it. Christopher doesn’t think Melissa pushed the envelope. Dmitry thinks Christopher is much less experienced than he is, so if it comes down to the two of them, he feels more confident he can take it further. After they look at Dmitry’s collection, Melissa’s confidence level is not quite as strong as it was in San Francisco.
Tim tells the designers they will be presenting three of their looks in front of the judges the next day and they have until 11 p.m. to get their three looks ready. Melissa starts to worry she didn’t push herself enough. Christopher has no idea what he will be choosing to show. He’s shaking. All his of outfits are separates and anything can go with anything. Dmitry is underwhelmed by Christopher’s collection and calls some of his pieces slutty and some sophisticated. Fabio sees that Melissa is fighting with her own creative process.
Tim shows up to check in. Fabio shows him a piece he created after Tim’s visit. He shows Tim that he painted his shoes and is using different shoe laces. Tim tells him he loves it and hates it. It’s a distinct point of view. Tim tells Christopher he needs to prioritize his three looks. Christopher is waiting to see things on his models before he decides. Tim sees Melissa worry and tells her not to overthink her collection because nobody else could have made it but her and the quality is there 100%. Melissa breathes a sigh of relief. Dmitry shows Tim his three looks and Tim wants to know why he picked them. Dmitry wants to show range but Christopher doesn’t get it or like it. Tim is concerned Dmitry is holding back. Tim apologizes to them for not beaming and smiling, but he’s worried about each of them. He doesn’t want anything to go wrong. When the day is over and they get back to the hotel, they talk about what they’ve been working on for five weeks will finally be revealed tomorrow, at least three looks from their 10-look collection.
The next morning all the designers are nervous and shaking in the workroom to finalize their looks. They have three hours to for dressing, making up and doing the hair of their models. Christopher is just trying to find things that fit his model because he doesn’t have time to alter anything. Dmitry also has a tiny model he’s worried about fitting. Any little fit problem could send them home. Fabio’s designs are the most conceptual out of the four so he hopes the judges get it.
It’s runway time, and do or die for the designers; too late to turn back now. This will determine who will move forward to fashion week and who will be out. There is no guest judge, just Heidi, Michael and Nina. Dmitry is up first – a white dress with black architectural piping; a sheer black top with white pants with black piping; and a skirt, jacket and blouse made of black and white. Christopher has a vest and shorts sprinkled with bleach; leather shorts with an ostrich waistband and brief top with a chain in the back; and then a bustier with the x-ray inspired skirt. Fabio has a draped blazer with a bustier and pants; a structured draped skirt with a cropped top; and a pink draped dress. Melissa has perforated white shorts with a black silk blouse; black pants and white leather jacket and tank; and a black obsidian dress. Christopher is worried about his fit and Melissa is worried about her wow factor.
The judges liked some things but are confused about others. Cue dramatic music and fade to commercial. If I were a judge, Fabio and Melissa would definitely be in. Neither of them have been my very favorites during the season, but they left me wanting to see more of their collections and that was the purpose of this runway show, wasn’t it? Dmitry’s look was sophisticated but expected from him. Christopher did not pick the best looks from his collection and I’m worried about him. Let’s see if I even come close to the judge’s opinions. I usually don’t.
Back from commercial. Fabio is up first. He explains that his look is not conventional. Heidi says his clothes have a shlumpy cool vibe but it works. Michael says he took colors that are normally looked at as sweet and sugary, but they don’t look that way. He also likes the demented shoes. Michael doesn’t like the wigs and tells him to rethink them. He also tells him to make his combinations balanced. Nina finds some pieces very beautiful but she’s worried about his pieces looking cheap and not being expensive looking enough. She thinks the tie dyed pants look junior. His collection needs to be more polished.
Next is Dmitry. He explains about organic architecture being his inspiration. Nina thinks it looks polished, expensive and the white dress is very beautiful. Nina thinks he needs to push himself a little more and some pieces could look even better. Michael thinks he might be trying to do a little too much with all of his ideas. He thinks he should take it town a bit and uses the jacket over the sheer, the bra, and everything else as an example, when the jacket could be a showpiece all by itself. He needs to be more pure and simple so his wow piece can shine. Heidi warns him to take it down but don’t be too boring. Michael tells him styling is everything.
Christopher is up next and tells them about using his mom’s x-rays. Heidi thinks he needs to use more wow pieces. She doesn’t like his boring vest and shorts look. Michael thinks the prints are fabulous and they have impact. He tells him to keep trying every possible combination until he gets it right. Nina is surprised Michael went so dark. She likes what he’s done with the fabrics, but thinks they look too similar. She sees very little clothes and she’s worried about not seeing enough clothes. Michael tells her they are the skimpier looks. Nina tells him she’s judging from the three outfits he’s presented and she’s worried. So is Heidi and she wants to know why he didn’t show his other looks when he had the chance. Michael is upset. He should be.
Melissa is last to explain her collection. Heidi says it’s very goth and very Melissa. She likes the cool white jacket but the dress is almost too simple. Heidi wishes she could see more of Melissa’s hero pieces and she did what Christopher did by not showing some of her best pieces. Michael wants to know if Melissa is impactful and important enough. Michael says the wigs are insanely ugly. Nina wants to know if Melissa’s collection is all black and white. Melissa tells her one of her pieces is not black and white. Nina likes the coolness of her clothes, but the sleeves on her jacket are a little Robin Hood to her. Nina is worried about seeing plain black and white clothes.
They all get a little talking to from each of the three judges about how they didn’t bring it to the runway like they should have. They had five weeks and the judges are a little underwhelmed. Heidi tells them to leave the runway and that she’s not sure at that moment how it’s going to go.
The judges think Dmitry’s combinations are dowdy and old. He did not style his clothes together well. Fabio is either going to put on a show you’ll love or hate. They love his colors and they are very unique. It just doesn’t look very expensive or sophisticated. They aren’t sure if Fabio is going to be amazing or a joke. They like Christopher’s prints, but he missed an opportunity. They think he’s a good designer, but can he put on a good show? At least his clothes are consistently polished and put together. Melissa is cool and Michael thinks black and white is commercial. Her clothes have to stand out more. The decision is made. Who thinks all four will be going?
Heidi tells them they are in a unique position in that none of them have put their looks together well. None of them. They all need to put more attention in their styling. Christopher, Melissa, Dmitry and Fabio are ALL going to fashion week. I saw that one coming. Heidi tells them how lucky they are. She tells them they have 48 hours to polish their collections and they had better be wowed when they see their final collections.
Next week we’ll see who wins Season 10 of Project Runway. Jennifer Hudson will be the guest judge. I haven’t seen one really standout among this season’s designers. They are all good, but not what I would call outstanding.
I loved Lynn’s blog. I was a regular. Even if I didn’t have time to read through the comments, I tried to read the blog every day. When Lynn passed and we were all lost, my first reaction was to open this blog up so that we wouldn’t lose each other. I put about two seconds of thought into the decision. Boston asked someone to do something in the chat room and I decided it couldn’t be that hard to learn wordpress and within an hour we had a place to comment.
This blog can not be run the way Lynn would have run it because Lynn is no longer with us. It has evolved. It will continue to evolve. It will always have content that is respectful of Lynn, and be a place where her real family and people who loved her are welcomed and encouraged to share memories with us as long as I am behind the scenes.
Comments. The comments only had one general rule on Lynn’s blog. Don’t attack another poster. That rule was not always respected and people have different interpretations of what that means. In all fairness, I rarely saw Lynn step in to monitor comments between regular posters unless things got way out of hand. Bickering and hurt feelings are a part of the life – especially when communicating in writing. Sarcasm can be hard to “get” and of course people take digs at each other. I’m asking that people be gentle, but no need to tip toe around each other either.
On Lynn’s blog when people announced they were leaving, I don’t ever remember Lynn begging them to stay. I do remember her telling them good riddance if they made a big deal about it and had disrupted the blog. In fact, she had to ban quite a few people. Let’s not pretend that everyone who is here is here with good intentions. It’s highly possible that some of our “new” posters are here just to cause a disruption. I personally look for two things. How long has the person been posting, and how big is the disruption. If it’s a newbie and a big disruption, they may be looking for a reaction. If it’s a regular, then I figure – let them blow off a little steam and come back when they’re ready. We all have bad days. New Jersey will be over Sunday. I think many of us will be happy about that -because that seems to make us fight more than the other shows.
Politics. Thank you for respecting the “no politics on the main blog” rule. That is a new rule and I think it is working out well. I haven’t been on the politics page, but I see that it is getting page hits and I’m not seeing politics on the main blog. Thank you.
Sports. The sports page is gone. Sports and any other “off topic” topics are welcome on the main blog. They are part of our lives – and I really don’t see any reason why people can’t just scroll past any conversation that doesn’t interest them.
Hope, Prayer, and Advice Page. Please check on this page from time to time. People are reaching out and need your help.
Book Chat. If you read a great book. please remember to share that on the Book Chat page. Obviously you can also share it on the main blog page, but when one of us is in the mood for reading – the Book Chat page is easier to find.
Final Thoughts. Everyone is welcome here – but this may not be the place for everyone. Take it for what it is – because I think it’s pretty special. The comment section is your terrain – and one of the best things about this blog. It’s what attracts new people here because it’s a place to share frustrations, and be heard by those on the shows. Remember that many of us came here because we could comment without much – if any – moderation. I think I’ve had to send 2 or 3 comments to spam world because they were completely out of line. Two or three out of 31,000. That’s pretty darn great. Thank you!
And a big thank you to all the bloggers who stay up late at night so that you have something to read in the morning.