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Good Grief – it looks like Alexis Bellino is back for another round with the mean girls. According to Real Mr. Housewife reporting for RumorFix, Alexis has already been seen filming, and Jim was seen at a high end store asking to borrow a purse.
Caroline Manzo was on Watch What Happens Live in an uncharacteristically good mood last night, until Andy Cohen asked about her relationship with her sister Dina. She looked right at the camera and said something about whatever was going on would never unfold on camera in front of their parents – that they’d keep it private. I didn’t think much about it – but Dina immediately tweeted this – and Ashlee immediately responded. I wonder what it was that Caroline said that tweaked Dina. The conversation about Jacqueline – that was likely in reference to Jacqueline saying on the lost footage show that Dina hadn’t acknowledged her son.
Speaking of the lost footage show. Other things we learned about the housewives? Teresa still pronounces her name in two ways. In a seen at a book store (the best scene of the hour) she corrects herself when she introduces herself to the book store employee. Other take aways – Jacqueline is not only concerned about what people have “done” to her as what they haven’t done. First there was the storyline that she was mad that Teresa wasn’t confiding in her enough. Then on the lost footage she showed ENORMOUS copies of text messages she had sent to T that apparently T didn’t respond to or didn’t respond in the proper way. And then there was Dina not saying or doing the right thing about Nicholas. I’m glad I’m not her friend. I’m sure she’d be mad at me for something.
Premier Party night for BH. Here’s a few photos from the Daily Mail.
Couple’s Therapy episode 4 by Mr and Mrs Lulu
Hot tub scene with Alex and Simon
Opens to the argument that escalates and Alex takes a nasty fall. Simon reflects and states “that was like a stabbing to her heart.” He also goes and checks up on her and offers an ice pak. Once Alex recollects her thoughts does she purge her feelings that it is her fault (no Alex it is not!!!) Simon sweetly consoles her and you see the damage between them. They are at that point of complete broken communication. But they are not far gone that there is no hope. Trust me been there too many times.
Courtney has yet to arrive. Nik and Doug have their first pleasant exchange. Once it begins Doug takes off. He is upset that Courtney is not there. Shayne attempts to console Doug but he is very angry. Shayne tries to reason that Courtney may not have wanted to be there. Doug explodes and is quick to over react and dismiss Shayne saying she is against Courtney. You can clearly see that Doug is the only one that wants a real relationship. When she finally arrives Doug is in the bathroom in the midst of a breakdown. Courtney asks what happened. Doug mentions that he was upset and that Shayne confronted him. Courtney quickly changes the topic to Shayne. It’s clear that Courtney is not emotionally invested in that relationship as Doug is.
Dr Jen begins by talking about trust and it’s importance in a relationship. She asks Shayne and Nik to begin. Shayne admits her insecurity with the women on Nik’s blog. Dr Jen points out that she needs to start emotionally connecting to Nik. Shayne voices her need to be compliment and romanced. Nik is fine with it as long as it’s recipricated.
Next couple Doug and Courtney. Doug brings up Courtney’s boyfriend. Shayne asks if Courtney had sex with him. Courtney is quick to say yes. Her rationale is her husband is the romantic while her 22 year old boyfriend is who she can connect with on her level?!?!?! She brings up that it’s because of the age. She is willingly hurting Doug. At this point Shayne calls BS and points out Courtney’s insincerity to Dr Jen. Who states not to worry she’s got her number?? Yeah right!
Shayne and Nik
Immediately after the meeting Nik finds Shayne and asks her if she’s alright. This creates a fight. Shayne just wants to emotionally tune out the world. It’s sad Nik is genuinely trying to connect with his brick wall wife.
Dr Mike and Tashaunda
Dr Mike asks Tashaunda how she is feeling. He feels she is not being truthful and is bottling up her emotions. He tells her that he feels that she is not aware of the gravity of her situation. Tashaunda is well aware and breaks down she feels helpless. Jojo joins her once Dr Mike leaves. She asks Jojo what he expects from couple’s therapy. He just states to go home with her. Then she asks what he is willing to give up. But Jojo tells her flat out he’s not going to say what she wants to hear. So Tashaunda tells him that she has to consider whether or not she will stay in this marriage.
Dr Jen’s meeting with Tashaunda and Jojo
Dr Jen asks Jojo about his drinking and points out that he is a dead man walking. She offers AA and he completely refuses. She is quick to point out that is Jojo alcoholism talking. He agrees but sadly from what I see won’t change. Tashaunda again tries to plead with Jojo who is set to destroy himself. She tells him she will leave him unless he stops drinking. Truly sad these two love each other.
Courtney is wearing a bikini with hooker stilettos to a bowling alley?!?!? She goes on and on about how she’s never bowled before. Alex the peacekeeper explains how to bowl. Shayne is completely offended by Courtney and storms off. Tashaunda tries to reason with her. But she want’s nothing to do with Courtney and refuses to re enter the bowling alley. Poor Nik yet again tries to penetrate the “brick wall.”
Nick and Shayne
Shayne complains about Taushaunda being nice to her?? She says she’s not there to make friends and wants to be left alone. Nik starts breaking down and questions why they are still there. There really isn’t much improvement in their marriage. He just wants to leave but Shayne wants to stay. It’s clear just how unhappy Nik is in their marriage.
Alex and Simon,
It was really good to see them, despite the issues they are there to work on, when things got to a low they could still be the better people each other needed. That’s, to me at least, a sure sign of a marriage with a meaningful base worth saving.
Shayne confronts Doug after couple’s yoga… Or a war with Courtney by other means,
Shayne, to me it looked like, saw an opportunity to mess with Courtney through her husband, like how Courtney messes with Shayne (and basically every other woman in the house) by how she dresses in front of her husband. So when Shayne saw Doug on tilt, she went and gave him a push, basically has a ‘screw you’ to Courtney. Shayne honed in on the insecurity she knew Doug was feeling, not from his wife not being there, but from being all to aware of where or whom Courtney could be with.
Couple’s Therapy… Shayne and Courtney’s war continues,
I don’t know how Doctor Jen can deal with it, and not just call out both Courtney and Shayne on their cattiness and the detrimental effect it has on the group. What initially started as dislike, to resentment by proxy through their husbands, now turns into directly expressed aggression between both of them. Sure, Courtney by her nature started the whole thing from day one with her need to inflict her physicality on others. But I have no idea what is going through Shayne’s head, an eight month old daughter at home deserving parents in a stable relationship, a husband whom feels like he is having his head pushed under water trying to keep her afloat in their marriage, and she is going to carry on a vendetta out with a sociopath like Courtney?
Doug and Courtney,
Wow, I mean, I actually am convinced now that Courtney is a through and through sociopath. The ‘duping delight’ she can’t hide at times as she lies, the flip flopping display of maturity when it is to her advantage. I don’t think she is fooling Doctor Jen or any of the other professionals there for one second. But that has to suck for them, they are trained medical professionals, they know what it entails to deal with a person like Courtney, to everyone else?
Especially her husband? And somehow the staff have to come up with a group treatment regime to fit Courtney in. Doug is obviously a nice, and compassionate guy, I feel like starting an amnesty from Courtney movement for him. He needs an intervention at this point, because I think he is starting to realize just how un-married he in fact is. Especially the insecurity he displayed at the couple’s yoga, you could just see it in his face, ‘I’m here, my wife maybe screwing around somewhere.’
Jojo and Tiny,
God bless Tiny, she does the best and only thing she can for Jojo, which is let him know exactly where he has chosen to lead them. I can empathize with Jojo a lot, having had my own issues with substance use, I know what a nightmarish feeling that helplessness of perceived non-control and no choice is, and also the shame that comes with it. Tiny needs to start letting him go at it alone, for his, and her own sake. Until Jojo decides that he is done killing himself, and that he does have a choice, he just simply isn’t exercising it, I agree with Doctor Jen on him being a walking dead man.
Bowling…Courtney strikes back,
It never ceases to amaze me how just two people in a group can derail so much, and create an underlying element of tension between everyone. I mean watching this segment, and the drama Shayne and Courtney created here, for what? It was a well deserved chance for everyone to step outside the boundaries of the therapy, and decompress some in a normal environment.
Instead it turns into Courtney ramping up her usual ‘Lolita’ act to put Shayne on tilt. That a woman like Shayne, is letting a Courtney get to her, is sad. And what is even sadder is the detrimental effect it is having on Shayne to actually participate in the therapy process at her family’s expense. She took that senseless drama back to the house with her, and she didn’t even blink at how it allowed her to put up a wall between her and Nik. I feel really bad for Nik at this point, there is nothing that quite cuts a man when he is struggling, than when he can see his wife will allow pointless things to come into their marriage.
Monday Night Lineup, Oct. 22 (New Episodes) by BB
8PM EST – Basketball Wives LA (VH-1); DWTS All-stars (ABC); 90210 (CW); The Voice (NBC); MLB Baseball; Cardinals vs. Giants (Fox) If Necessary; WWE Monday Night Raw (USA); Switched at Birth (Family); Overhaulin’ (Discovery); Alphas (Syfy); Breaking Amish Extended (TLC) (3 Episodes) – 8:30PM EST-NFL Lions/Bears (ESPN)
9PM EST – Presidential Debate (Mainstream and News Channels); RHONY Lost Footage (Bravo); Gossip Girl (CW); Love It or List It (HGTV); Hoarders (A&E); American Chopper (Discovery); TJ&Tiny/Chrissy&Mr.Jones (VH-1); To Catch a Smuggler (Nat Geo); Blood, Lies and Alibis (ID); House Crashers (DIY); RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars (Logo); Anthony Bourdain No Reservations (Travel)
10 PM EST – Ridiculousness (MTV); House Hunters (HGTV); Intervention (A&E); Fast N’ Loud (Discovery); Vegas Strip (truTV); Diners, Drive-In and Dives (Food); Final Witness (ID); Bad Girls Club Mexico (Oxygen); Untucked All Stars (Logo)
11PM EST – WWHL; Jamie Lynn Sigler & Scott Baio (Bravo)
I wonder how the debate will go. Good luck candidates. (photo courtesy Andy Cohen tweet).
Realhousewifeofaiken has an update about Design Diva on her blog.