Basketball Wives getting the Axe by NoMoreDrama
TMZ is reporting that 4 out of the 6 cast members of Basketball Wives LA are getting fired for not allowing the cameras into their full lives. The last straw was when Gloria flew to Vegas to get married and didn’t bother telling production. The only ones back next year will be Draya and Jackie – although TMZ also reports that none of the wives have been told yet.
Real Housewives of Miami – Why Can’t They All Mind Their Own Business by NoMoreDrama
If everyone had just minded their own business, Lisa’s party might have come off without a hitch.
I Know how my Sister Gets When she Drinks Alcohol
The prize for worst behaved goes to Joanna. Out of control can’t describe it. She screamed at Joe Francis (although he is a pig). She screamed at her fiance Romain until he grew disgusted and left the party. She screamed at her sister Marta (who was trying to calm her down) and threatened her. She screamed at Adriana who was trying to have a conversation with Karent. She screamed about Marysol’s fur shrug – though thankfully her posse restrained her enough that she didn’t go after Marysol directly. She continued her disgusting behavior on WWHL calling Adriana a beyotch the first second she could, and claimed she didn’t have a drinking problem. And when Adriana phoned in she overtalked her so no one could hear what Adriana had to say.
Karent earned a spot on the bottom of the pyramid for her awful behavior last night. What a disgusting display of stirring the shit and walking away pretending that you’re innocent. With that sickly smile on her face, she did absolutely nothing to diffuse any of the horrible behavior going on around her. She was just as bad on Watch What Happens Live.
James and Beau
Lea’s friend James came to her defense when Karent’s friend Beau got in her face about being snubbed. Get over yourself Beau. She doesn’t know who you are and doesn’t care. While Lea handled herself with grace, James had to jump in and defend her (she was doing a great job of it by herself) and one thing led to another and James pushed Beau into the pool. Not so funny with the sound equipment in the middle of the pool.
Adriana did slap Joanna – and normally she’d be right on the bottom of the pyramid for that – but she was actually trying to get away from Joanna when it happened. Still not cool. I will never condone violence even if Joanna was the instigator.
Wow I have a lot of sympathy for Marta. Joanna yelling at her gave us a little insight into what she has to deal with. Yes Marta, your sister is crazy, but Daysy is one heck of a nice person to cheer you up like that.
What is there to say. He’s still with Joanna as far as I can tell, but he came to her defense, and did his best to calm her down. Walking away was probably the best thing he could do in that situation. He showed a lot of control with Joe Francis. Some have wondered why he told Adriana be respectful and didn’t say a word to Joe Francis. From his twitter line I believe it was because he was furious with Joe Francis and didn’t want to start something, but with Adriana he was just trying to calm the ladies down.
Ana and Marysol
They stayed out of it all. Good for them.
Lea was a riot. She tried to calm things down, was very compassionate about Lisa’s party being ruined, and basically enjoyed herself while the rest of the ladies were stuck in the kitchen dealing with the trainwreck.
Lisa and Daysy
Lisa lost it a few times, but for good reason. In the end she managed to laugh a little and kept the prize (earning money for her charity) in mind. I hope she and Lea have made up – Lea was pretty harsh on her in her last blog. She really seems like a sweetie. Daysy was also really great trying to cheer Marta up. It’s clear they’ve bonded while Marta had lived in Lisa’s house.
The Real Housewives of Miami “Bra and Brawls: Part 2” Recap by Krissy S
…Lisa’s lingerie charity party for Susan G. Komen for the Cure is in full swing. The alcohol is flowing and the house is packed with guests. Joanna and Marta are still reeling from Joe Francis’s accusations that he had sex with both sisters and Karent is in damage control mode after forcing Joe to tell the sisters that he said he slept with them. Lea and James are flitting around from group to group and Marysol is stunned after being confronted by Karent for wearing fur in front of Joanna.
Marta confesses to Joanna that she slept with Joe Francis and Joanna flips out. Calling her sister a ‘whore bag,’ Joanna is pissed that she has been defending Marta against Joe’s accusations all night. Joanna is also concerned that the rumor is going to cause more problems with her and Romain. Lea is upset that anything was said in the first place and Joe blames Karent who stirred the pot. Meanwhile, Karent finds a willing ear in her friend Beau at the bar and whines that she was only trying to defend Joanna and the drama that ensued from her meddling is not her fault.
The more Joanna drinks, the angrier she gets. She is furious at Marysol for wearing the fur vest and says that she is going to ‘burn in hell for eternity.’ Joanna wants to confront Marysol at the party, but Marta talks her out of it. (On a side note, doesn’t Joanna eat meat and wear leather? Hmmm.) (Yes -she confirmed the wearing leather part on WWHL and justified it by saying it was a by-product of meat eaters anyway – NMD) Joanna goes on and on and on about what a horrible and disgusting person Marysol is for wearing fur. When she sees that Adriana is wearing a fascinator with feathers on it, she starts bashing her too.
In comes Adriana and Marysol fills her in on Karent confronting her about wearing fur in front of Joanna. The article comes up and Marysol says that she knows the journalist well and that she would not make things up. Adriana is upset because she introduced Karent to the group and feels responsible for inviting in bad behavior. She decides that she needs to confront Karent again.
Poor Romain is trying to keep his cool with Joe talking about having sex with his fiancée and Joanna going into a drunken rage. He says again that he cannot be with Joanna if she is going to continue being a nasty drunk.
Lea is talking with James and Joanna when Beau confronts her about a previous incident when he felt snubbed by her. Lea apologizes, saying that she probably didn’t have her glasses on and things are smoothed out. They hug and make up and things are fine until Lea pulls out her phone while Beau is talking. He is insulted and Lea defends herself saying that it might have been her son calling. James jumps in and says that Lea doesn’t need to apologize for anything and fingers start wagging in the air. Voices get raised and James throws his drink in Beau’s face and then shoves him into the pool. Lisa runs over to stop the fight and tries to keep James and newly soaked Beau apart. The splash from Beau getting tossed into the pool shorted out the DJ booth so there is no music. Lisa loses it and starts screaming at Lea and James for ruining her party.
Things start to simmer down and all of the ladies move to Lisa’s kitchen. Ana, Adriana, Joanna, Karent, Lisa, Marta, Marysol, and Romain gather around for shots.
Adriana tries to pull Karent aside to continue their conversation from the Venue Magazine party, but Karent doesn’t want to leave the group. Adriana brings out the newspaperarticle and Joanna comes over to defend Karent. Adriana tells Joanna to butt out and Joanna accuses her of bullying Karent. Voices get raised, fingers start wagging, and things get heated.
Romain tries to stop them before they get out of hand and Joanna yells at him. He is over it and leaves the party. Marta tries to calm Joanna down and Joanna shoves her.
At this point Joanna and Adriana are screaming in each others’ faces. In a huff, Adriana walks away and Joanna follows her screaming down the hall. Adriana whips around to Joanna, punches her in the face, grabs her arms and begins shoving her backwards down the hall.
A party guest is able to get in between them and break up the fight. Ana sums it up best, “This ‘Dancing with the Stars’ supermodel and the feisty Brazilian get into a fist fight at a charity event while wearing sexy lingerie. You can’t make this s** up.”
Adriana and Joanna are moved into separate rooms to cool off. Marta is crying and being comforted by Karent while Joanna yells at her. There is something seriously twisted about the sisters’ relationship. Joanna is so venomous and abusive towards her. Marta tells Joanna that she is acting crazy and Joanna spits out that she is going to lose her if she doesn’t stop.
Lisa and Lea are beginning to build a relationship. Lisa respects Lea and acknowledges their similarities and Lea is impressed with the way Lisa handled her charity event and the drama that went down. Lisa confesses that she originally thought Lea was a b** but now she understands her sense of humor and Lea tells Lisa that she is smarter than she thought she was. At the end of the episode, Lea sums up the party, “So the evening overall is another Miami night. Crazies, loony-tunes, whack-a-doodles. Fabulousness. Egos. You know? Gab, talk, gossip, repeat, twist, bend. I mean it’s crazy. It’s Miami. It’s Miami at its finest.”
Amazing Race – Leg 5 – Oct 28, 2012 by MelTheHound
- Abbie & Ryan – Dating Divorcees
- Trey and Alexis -Dating couple (Texas)
- Rob and Kelley -Married Monster Truckers
- Jaymes and James – Chippendales
- Josh and Brent – Goat Farmers (Beekmans)
- James and Mark – Friends (Rockers)
- Natlalie and Nadiya – Twins
Welcome back race fans. Last week we lost the substitute teachers, Gary and Will who dubbed themselves Superfans from Michigan. If the trend of the past few weeks had continued we would have lost Trey and Lexi to the bad luck of their cab breaking down. As it happened, that would have been the case, but Superfan’s cab took them to the wrong place for the pit stop leg forcing them to go back and complete the leg properly. They weren’t the only ones who had to but their dumb luck of the previous leg, ran out. Rockers finished leg 4 in first place and Trey and Lexi finished in last (7th).
This time around, we are still in Bangladesh and are not leaving for this particular part. The show opens with James, of Rockers, Skyping with his family. It seems that before he left for the race, his father had some doctors appointments as he’s been fighting cancer for quite some time but has always survived it. Not this time though. Stage 4 Cancer of the bowel (I think that’s what it was) and it will not go into remission. I feel bad for James, as a son of a cancer victim, I know exactly what he’s going through. His family however encourages him to finish the race.
Being the first to arrive, Rockers are also the first to leave. The clue they are handed sends them to the market to find the eggplant vendor for their first clue. That clue takes them to a bridge via taxi (waiting for them at a marked location – this is very important) where they will find their next clue. That clue is a roadblock. The task is to build a large balance scale to spec, and then use it to weigh out a certain amount of bamboo vs 4 large rocks as counter weights. James does the task and at first his scale isn’t properly constructed. He’s used the wrong type of rope to build the tripod that holds the balance beam. It also has to be high enough so neither side hits the ground. The rope is in plain sight but for awhile he cannot find it. When he finally does, he asks the guy sitting underneath it, why he didn’t point it out. The guy just smiles and shrugs. James gets it done, gets the next clue and Rockers are on their way to the detour (I’ll get to that in a moment).
Next to arrive are Twins and Divorcees. I’m going to say this right here and now.. There was a reason I didn’t like these Twinzies and this leg sealed it for me. These have to be two of the most rude people I’ve ever seen play this game. The roadblock clue said something about it not being heavy so Divorcee lets Abbie handle the task. Remember the one who was making faces at the twinnies? Yes, Her. She struggled with building the scale and had to do it over a couple times and fix different things. All the while, one twin is shouting at the other as she always does and this time, she’s gotten a couple of the local kids involved. Before they got there, Divorcees (who are the only ones who can claim the 2 million dollar prize) declared they were going to win the most legs, beating out Combat from last season.. Not so fast there fella. Twins finish before them thought the twins arrived afterwards. Monster Truckers arrive and though Rob thinks perhaps he should have done the task, Kelley is handling it quite well. She too has to make some adjustments but gets it done. Turns out, she’s was a rodeo barrel racer. What that has to do with building a scale, I have no idea but I guess it was one of those things that production felt it worth telling us. Beekmans, at this point are still looking for the cab stand and I think that even behind Trey and Lexi are the last to arrive at this task. Brent has a bitch of a time building the scale, Chippers have some trouble too. Trey gets through it pretty easily. Bottom line is they all finish the task but Beekmans are clearly in last place at this point.
The next clue is a detour. Straw Dogs or Bamboo Jungle. Everyone except Divorcee chose Bamboo Jungle so we’ll do that one first. The object is to collect 40 pieces of various size bamboo poles and deliver them with a rickshaw to a construction site to be used as scaffolding. The pieces vary in size and length from what looks like 10 feet up to 20 or 25 feet. The first to arrive at this task are the rockers. Once they find the marked rack of bamboo, they begin to collect what they need and carry it to the rickshaw. The get it loaded up and are on their way to the construction site. When they arrive, the guy counts the pieces and says yes, they get their next clue which is the pit stop. Now each of the teams seemed to have help navigating this stuff though the streets and pushing it along but the rockers seemed to have the most help. Maybe because they were the first to leave. The Twins, managed to hit everything and everybody with the bamboo rods, including the camera crew. They were the third to leave after divorcees.
Chippendales had a bit of a struggle with it the first time, they were the only ones who didn’t have all the required pieces on their cart and had to return. As they were originally getting them tied down, they tossed their pieces off of the cart and left 3 of them behind so they had to take the entire load back, make it right and come back a second time. Originally they had left just ahead of Trey and Lexi and would have beaten them if not for those 3 pieces they left laying on the ground. They say they’ve been conserving the money by not eating sometimes and it’s wearing thin on them, particularly in that humid heat. Beekmans know they are in last place and are finishing the task just to say they finished the leg. Never give up fellas, you don’t know what awaits you at the finish line.
Straw Dogs is a task where the players must comb out 20 bundles of Jute and deliver a full bundle of 20 to the weaving area. This is a textile sweatshop where they make bags out of the stuff. Probably for shipping vegetables or something like that. To untangle the jute (rope?) they have to beat it against this bed of nails contraption and draw it out like a comb. Divorcees made the mistake of just counting the number of times these bundles were swung at the comb rather than note what was really going on. So once they finished their 20 bundles they had to do many of them over again. Remember, these people want to beat combat in the number of legs won. They just blew that opportunity if everything is happening simultaneously. Actually, I don’t think they ever had a chance at it because the rockers finished the leg long before anyone else. Woops, Just gave that away…
Once the tasks of the detour are completed, they are given their next clue which is a stencil drawing of the place shown in the top left photo here. That is their pit stop. First to arrive are the Rockers. They win a trip to the Malasian Rain Forest (take the back woods off mosquito spray fellas). Second to arrive are the Divorcees, Abbie and Ryan. Ryan is being a bit pissy about losing the leg as now there is no chance of breaking Combat’s record. Abbie is happy to have finished the leg at all. Third are the twins and they seem to have the same attitude as Ryan. Fourth, Trey and Lexi followed by Monster Trucker (who didn’t really embarrass us Americans this time around). Last but not least here, Chippendales after they finally delivered their complete cart of bamboo to the construction site. Jaymes or James, don’t know which is which, tripped over a rock or something on his way to the mat. Kind of embarrassing I guess (these guys need to have a meal or something) but they did finish, in 6th place.
That leaves us with the Beekmans finishing in 7th and last place. They of course, figure they are done but, miracle of miracles, Non Elimination Round. I knew this was coming and actually thought it overdue. In the next leg of the race they will have to complete a speed bump at some point. For those who don’t know, this is an extra task that will put them further behind the pack. Typically it isn’t that difficult but time consuming.
That’s about it folks. See you next time when we are off to Turkey.
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Downton Abbey Links
MelTheHound has found links to the first 6 Season 3 Downton Abbey episodes that have been playing in Britain
Click WATCH, then choose watch as free user, then choose watch video now. Some pop up windows will open, click nothing in them except to close them and don’t download anything. Lots of other shows there too but some are hit and miss if the episodes are really there.
(Thanks MTH – this will keep those of you with electricity and waiting out the storm busy 🙂 )
Monday Night Lineup, Oct. 29 (New Episodes) by BB
8PM EST – Basketball Wives LA (VH-1); DWTS All-stars (ABC); How I Met Your Mother/Partners (CBS) 90210 (CW); The Voice (NBC); X-Factor (Fox); WWE Monday Night Raw (USA); Overhaulin’ (Discovery); Alphas (Syfy); Long Island Medium Extended (TLC) (6 Episodes); NFL 49ers/Cardinals(ESPN); Scare Tactics (SYFY 3 episodes); Studio E (E!)
9PM EST – 2 Broke Girls/Mike and Molly (CBS); Gossip Girl (CW); Love It or List It (HGTV); Hoarders (A&E); American Chopper (Discovery); Anthony Bourdain No Reservations (TRVL); TJ&Tiny/Chrissy&Mr.Jones (VH-1); To Catch a Smuggler (Nat Geo); Blood, Lies and Alibis (ID); RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars (Logo)
10 PM EST – Hawaii 5-0 (CBS); Revolution (NBC); Castle (ABC); Ridiculousness/Inbetweens (MTV); House Hunters/HHI (HGTV); Intervention (A&E); Jesse James Outlaw Garage (Discovery); Dateline on OWN (OWN); Vegas Strip (truTV); Diners, Drive-In and Dives/$24 in 24 (Food); Final Witness (ID); Bad Girls Club Mexico (Oxygen)
11PM EST – WWHL; Bethenny Frankel (Bravo)
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