Slumber Parties and Other Housewife News by NoMoreDrama
Andy Cohen held a slumber party for himself the night of the storm, doing his talk show in his pjs. Bethenny Frankel was supposed to be his guest but she waited out the storm with her family, nursing an ovarian cyst according to twitter.
Denise Richards ended up in the same hotel as stranded in NY housewives Joanna Krupa and Karent Sierra and had a slumber party of their own, tweeting out this photo:
And from the New Jersey sidekicks, Will Love spent the storm with Johnny the Greek and Penny – tweeting about their adventures. Johnny said about teaching Will to play cards: “Teaching you guys how to play gin is its own episode. Lol” Are they already working on storyboards in their minds?
Ratings: Real Housewives of Miami brought in their best ratings of this season with over 1.3 million viewers for Sunday’s episode. Perhaps it was the Sunday night viewing (although Jersey brought in millions more in the same time slot), Lady Gaga tweeting through the show, or the drama filled episode. Hopefully no one jerk will claim it was because of him – as there was plenty of jerky behavior to go around. Let’s see how they do Thursday.)
Kelsey Grammer speaks out to Page 6 about taking his infant to the Playboy club:
Kayte is breast-feeding and we do not have a nanny or a trusted babysitter at this time, so Faith goes everywhere with us. We enjoyed the party with a few of our friends, the baby slept as her ears were covered the entire time and we left shortly after midnight.”
He continues, “Kayte dressed as a witch (her hat was missing as she had removed it because her wig was itching and it was hot)–I threw together an uninspired Dracula. We enjoyed the evening. We love our child. Kayte is my wife and lady love (who is 31 and goes by the name Kayte Grammer, by the way, not Walsh). The world is round. All our eyes are blue. Happy Halloween and Cock-a-doodle-doo!”
Wow – has Kayte changed appearance since she met Kelsey or what.
Before the storm hit some Bravolebrities tweeted photos of their halloween costumes. Here are a few I collected from twitter – ending with the Giudice girls.
Sonja and LuAnn
Adriana de Moura
Waves Hitting the Beach in Chicago by COCFarm
These are original photos so please credit COCFarm. Thx.
Week 6 Dancing With The Stars, All-Stars: Elimination By COCFarm
I forgot to tell you one of the funniest comments from last night. Carrie Ann told Gilles he had to watch his hands and wrists because he does something funny with them at times. They dubbed them “pterodactyl arms” and it was funny to me because I can clearly envision what they mean.
Due to Sandy causing drama throughout the east coast, many who wanted to vote were unable to do so; so next week will be a non-elimination week. I know, if the difficulty with voting was last night, why would a non-elimination happen NEXT week? Go figure.
Derek injured himself and will have to take at least one week off. Mark Ballas will replace him with Shawn.
The are starting at the bottom of the leader board and going in that order, letting them know if they are safe or not:
Kelly & Val: Safe
Emmitt & Cheryl: Safe
Shawn & Derek: Safe
Gilles & Peta: Safe
Kirstie & Maks: Safe (okay, that blew my theory. I’m at a loss.)
Two of these people are at the bottom of the leader and one is going home:
Melissa & Tony: Safe
Apolo & Karina: bottom two
Sabrina & Louie: Eliminated
I can’t believe Sabrina was eliminated. Wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong!
Here are the dances for next week: fusion (two dances they need to blend together):
- Melissa & tony: get tango/cha cha
- Gilees & Peta: argentina/paso doble
- Kirstie & Maks: Quickstep/samba
- Shawn & Derek: tango/paso doble
- Emmitt & Cheryl: Ramba/samba
- Kelly & Val: Cha cha/ foxtrot
- Apolo & Karina: cha cha/paso doble
Until next week….hope everyone stays safe.
BASKETBALL WIVES – L.A. By Detox
Welcome back to Basketball Wives L.A.
We begin this week right where we ended last week: at Brooke’s birthday pool party where Jackie, almost immediately after she sits down after arriving and while in the midst of sitting around with the other party guests, inexplicably takes off her pumps and replaces them with a pair of sneakers she pulls out of her purse. She looks like she is about to do 1 of 2 things: start exercising or start fighting with someone. Coming from anyone else, this behavior would seem bizarre. Coming from Jackie Christie, this behavior is par for the course (in my humble opinion).
Brooke looks at Jackie putting on her sneakers and bluntly asks Jackie what she is doing. Jackie calmly responds, “Oh, nothing” (Yeah, right!).
Like Jackie, Draya also pulls out her purse and takes something out of it — before announcing to the group that she brought cigars. She then hands cigars to everyone, including Jackie. Jackie interviews that Draya gave her a cigar out of fear. Draya, on the other hand, interviews that she gave Jackie a cigar NOT as a peace offering or an apology, but, rather, out of common courtesy. Draya explains that she did not feel like going out of her way to exclude Jackie and hurt her feelings. She then says that, in her mind, when she handed Jackie a cigar, she was thinking, “Here’s a cigar, Bitch! Smoke that!”
Malaysia interviews that she thinks Brooke and Bambi need to talk one-on-one and just squash everything between them.
Speaking of Brooke, she interviews that her recent phone call to Malasia (to invite Malaysia to her birthday pool party) made her feel uneasy. According to Brooke, the phone call “confused and weirded [me] out” (I’m with Brooke because, although I really like Malaysia, I found that phone call to be a bit childish and uncharacteristic of her usually mature behavior. Rewind: When Brooke called to invite Malaysia to her birthday pool party, Malaysia asked if she could bring a guest. Brooke agreed. Malaysia then, out of the blue, asked Brooke if her ex-boyfriend was going to also be at the party. Considering the fact that Bambi is Malaysia’s good friend and considering the fact that Bambi and Brooke’s issues and tension are all connected to this particular ex-boyfriend, I can see how Brooke would feel uneasy and wary of Malaysia for this because I’m not Brooke, and it shocked and rubbed me the wrong way. So, I can only imagine Brooke being irritated and puzzled by Malaysia doing this. In my opinion, Malaysia probably did this because she was put up to doing so by the Producers. I could be wrong, but this is my theory).
Brooke interviews that, despite her uneasiness over this phone call, she decides to deal with that later and, for the time being, to focus on handling things with Bambi first. To that end, Brooke sits down and talks to Bambi face-to-face. She begins by telling Bambi that she wants to get things straight. Bambi responds that she does not want to “push the issue.” Brooke then admits that she MIGHT have called Bambi ghetto. Bambi interviews that she and Brooke could have “BEEN done” with their issues if Brooke would have just admitted what she said from the beginning. She further interviews that she feels like Brooke is trying really hard to just squash all of the tension between them and just move forward. Brooke and Bambi appear to reach a truce.
Meanwhile, Draya is sitting around just watching the activities at the pool party. Jackie interviews that she sees Draya sitting alone and “looking sad” (Draya did not look sad to me, but what do I know?). Jackie approaches Draya, and they just start talking. Draya interviews that she and Jackie are still NOT cool, but they will deal with their issues at a later time.
Brooke interviews that her party turned out great after all. She says there were no fights and no drama. She is very happy about this.
Next, we see Laura waiting to meet with Bambi at a park. Laura interviews that the last time she met with Bambi (shortly before Jackie’ Wedding Rehearsal Dinner) she felt like they still had issues. So, she invited Bambi to meet her at a park today to discuss these issues. Bambi interviews that she does not know what Laura wants, and this lack of knowledge makes her apprehensive.
When Bambi arrives to meet Laura, Laura tries to hug her, and Bambi refuses. She interviews that she is not in the mood to hug Laura because she is wary about what Laura wants with her. She explains that where she is from, when a person invites you to the park, this means they want to fight (Gee, where I’m from, an invite to the park could mean that a person wants you to join them for a pleasant walk or even for a nice little picnic. Fisticuffs do not immediately come to mind when someone invites ME to the park. So, Bambi and I obviously come from 2 different worlds!).
Once they are seated, Bambi directly tells Laura that she will NOT be able to deal with Laura until she knows where Laura REALLY stands with all of the other women. Bambi then directly asks Laura, “What’s up with you and everybody else? I’m not going to feel like it’s genuine until you tell me.”
Laura tells Bambi what she thinks about Jackie. It is a bit confusing to me, but it seems like Laura is basically saying that she is ambivalent about her feelings toward Jackie, and this is why her behavior may seem confusing.
In response, Bambi, who continues to be direct and matter-of-fact, tells Laura that she thinks Laura is a bully. She also tells Laura that she needs “to chill!” Laura disagrees and tells Bambi that SHE needs “to chill!”
Bambi then asks Laura if she has told Jackie, “Bitch, I’m NOT your friend!” Laura says, “Yes!” Bambi tells Laura that she does NOT believe this, and she points out the fact that Laura agreed to be one of Jackie’s Maids of Honor at her recent 16th Wedding to Doug. Bambi indicates that this looks like Laura is acting like Jackie’s friend to her. Laura disagrees. Bambi and Laura then argue about the definition of “friend.”
Bambi interviews that Laura “doesn’t really get it!” She then tells Laura that she looks “fake!” Laura responds, “Well, then let me look fake then!!” Laura interviews that Bambi’s opinion does not phase her because Bambi does not really know what has gone on with Jackie in the past (I understand Bambi’s position, but I also understand Laura’s position in a way. I hope Bambi watched the first season of the show before she agreed to be a part of it. If she DID, then she would understand Laura’s residual feelings of resentment and wariness toward Jackie. On the OTHER hand, Laura’s behavior with Jackie this season DOES appear to be a bit schizophrenic. It is like there is a part of her that DOES truly like Jackie and enjoys her friendship. Conversely, there is also another part of Laura that seems to truly relish talking negatively about Jackie behind her back and making Jackie the butt of many of her jokes. She exhibits this directly to Jackie by being a bit direct and harsh with some of her comments to her. However, she gives mixed signals to Jackie [and, obviously, to Bambi] because she also does things like agree to be one of Jackie’s Maids of Honor at her 16th Wedding without telling Jackie that she basically would not really be bothered if Jackie just happened to drop dead. So, one could argue that Laura is not REALLY being fake to Jackie. Instead, she is behaving in an ambivalent manner toward Jackie because she is truly ambivalent about her feelings for Jackie and about having a true friendship with her).
Laura tries to smooth the conversation over by hugging Bambi. Bambi is not really moved because she then immediately tells Laura she just feels like Laura is “on some fake sh*t!!” Laura responds and tells Bambi that she just has to get to know who Laura really is. She then tells Bambi that she does not know the full story about Jackie, and until she does, she will NOT understand. Bambi looks skeptical. Laura interviews that she understands how Bambi can see her as fake (So can I), but Bambi does NOT know the WHOLE story. She says that this is causing Bambi to judge her unfairly.
Next, we see Malaysia, Bambi and Draya at the Geisha House restaurant. Malaysia interviews that she, Bambi and Draya are meeting at their favorite spot to “be two-faced, gossip, catch up and have cocktails” (One reason Malaysia is one of my two favorite cast members is because she is just straight-up and honest. Draya is my other favorite, and this is because, like Malaysai, she is also pretty direct, straightforward and honest. Neither one of them would ever be classified as “fake,” in my opinion).
Bambi begins the conversation by telling them about her meeting with Laura. She tells them that “it almost went down” between her and Laura at this meeting. Malaysia interviews that she is surprised by this because she spoke to BOTH Laura and Bambi before this particular meeting and neither one of them told her that such a meeting was even going to take place.
Bambi further explains that Laura called and asked her to meet at the park. Malaysia’s eyes widen before she explains that, in their neighborhood, “Meet me at the park” means “I want to fight” (Again, what KIND of parks are Malaysia and Laura used to going to??!! Wait a minute! I just remembered that Malaysia comes from Compton. Her ladylike demeanor often causes me to forget this fact. Note to Self: Whenever you are in Compton, BEWARE people who invite you to meet them at the park!! You might show up with a cute sundress and a picnic basket only to get your a*s whipped!!).
Bambi says that, once she got to the park, Laura told her she did not want to fight her. Bambi tells them that she told Laura how she notices that Laura picks on everybody EXCEPT FOR Malaysia. Draya pipes in and says that this is because Malaysia “beat Laura’s a*s” (This is true. Ladylike Malaysia did indeed do this last season)!
Bambi interviews that she does not want to be irritated at Laura because Laura is Malaysia’s friend. She says she just wanted Laura to know that she thought Laura was being rude
Bambi then ends the subject of Laura by saying that if Laura “makes one false comment to me, I’m going to SMACK her!!” (Well, a person cannot get any clearer than THAT. Go on with ya bad self, Bambi!!).
Then Draya takes the floor and brings up Jackie and their conversation at Brooke’s pool party. Malaysia tells Draya her opinion of Jackie and Draya’s relationship: “She really likes you. You really like her.” Draya’s eyes widen, and she denies that she likes Jackie. Malaysia indicates that she does NOT believe Draya’s denial, and she basically tells Draya that she “gets” why Draya probably, deep down, still likes Jackie despite it all. She explains that Jackie is a “wonderful cheerleader,” and “Everybody needs that every now and then because everybody needs their ego stroked!”
Draya says she needs MORE than just her EGO stroked (Well, alrighty then!!). At this point, Draya and Bambi start flirting, and it appears that they are trying to make prim and proper Malaysia uncomfortable. Malaysia basically calls their bluff and then dares them to kiss. They do (Again….well, alrighty then!!). Malaysia interviews that Draya and Bambi just need to get a room!
After their little makeout session, Bambi says this is the first time “a bitch” has ever kissed her. Draya expresses excitement over being Bambi’s first and indicates that Bambi is DEFINITLEY not HER first (This should come as no surprise because Draya has hinted more than once over the past 2 seasons that she is bisexual).
Next, we see Laura and Jackie meet to go hiking. Laura interviews that, while she and Jackie are hiking, she is trying to find a cliff off of which she can throw Jackie (See what I mean about “mixed signals”? She graciously gets together with Jackie to go hiking, but she mentions thinking about throwing Jackie off a cliff during this lovely hike. Now, if that is not ambivalent, I do not know WHAT is!).
As they are hiking, Laura asks Jackie her opinions about Brooke’s pool party. Jackie says she feels like Malaysia “was kind of being herself, kind of NOT.”
Laura then changes the subject and tells Jackie (a highly edited version of the story) about her recent meeting with Bambi. She tells Jackie that, during this meeting, Bambi called her a “bully”. Jackie interviews that Laura’s story about her meeting with Bambi was “weird” because Laura “was mumbling” (The story was probably made further “weird” by the fact that Laura left large portions of the story out). Jackie further interviews that she does not feel like Laura is mean-spirited. She also says that Laura knows she cannot bully Jackie, and this is why Laura does not bully her.
Jackie then changes the subject and invites Laura to go to Seattle with her. Laura interviews that there is no way she’s going to Seattle by herself with Jackie. She does not directly tell Jackie this, though (This is really no surprise considering Laura’s pattern of doing this with Jackie ALL season).
Next, we see Jackie and Doug at their house packing for their trip to Seattle. Jackie interviews that she and Doug (and their son, Dougie) are taking a trip to Seattle. She says that they are excited to make the trip because both Jackie and Doug were born and raised there.
Jackie tells Doug she is excited about seeing BOTH of her daughters (So far on the show, we have only seen ONE daughter of Jackie’s. If I only watched the show, I would have thought that Jackie only had one daughter because I only ever saw one daughter onscreen, and I only ever heard Jackie speak about one daughter – until NOW).
Jackie interviews that she has not seen her daughter T’Kari in 7 months – since her mother’s funeral (T’Kari is Jackie’s unknown older daughter, who has not been seen or even spoken about by Jackie – until NOW), and she has not seen her daughter, Shanny, since her and Doug’s 16th Wedding (Why was T’Kari not there? Was she even invited? Oh, so many questions!).
Jackie asks Doug if he would like to sit down during a talk she plans to have with both of her daughters to deal with “issues that all families go through” (I am not so sure about that, Jackie. Just WHAT are these issues to which you are very vaguely alluding?). Doug says he does not need time alone to have a deep discussion with the girls. He says he bonded with both of them for 18-20 years. Now all he wants to do is just give them a hug and their space while he and “the Dougmeister” go off and do their own thing so they can have some Father/Son bonding time (while Jackie and her daughters participate in this discussion. This is probably a smart move on Doug’s part).
Jackie interviews that she has not been back to Seattle since her Mom’s funeral. Doug comforts Jackie about this. She tells him she has not really accepted her Mom’s death yet, and she does not know if she is ready to make a visit to her Mom’s grave.
Jackie then changes the subject a bit and tells Doug she is excited about the fact that the girls (other cast members) are coming to Seattle to visit with her (in their Seattle home). She interviews that she feels that, by visiting Seattle, the girls will be able to gain more insight into her by seeing more of her life and by seeing more of her hometown.
Jackie tells Doug that she wants to have “a slumber party” with the girls (while they are in Seattle), but she does “not know if they’re ready.” Doug tells Jackie that he thinks this is a very good idea (Doug is ALWAYS so supportive of Jackie. The man is a saint. I wonder if he has any brothers. Hmm…). He says that, at the slumber party, everyone will be relaxed and have their guard down, which will probably turn into a big “Confession Session” and help the women to bond with each other.
Laura and Gloria are walking into a bar during the day time. Laura interviews she used to be a bartender, and she wants to share this with the other women. To that end, she has organized a mixology class for everyone. She says she expects it to be a mellow event with the girls just hanging out and enjoying a few drinks.
Jackie arrives at the venue after Gloria and Laura and greets them with hugs upon her arrival. She interviews that she thinks the mixology class will be awesome. She also notes that it will be “interesting to see if we can get together with no drama.”
Brooke arrives next, with Bambi following almost immediately behind her. Brooke interviews that she is feeling a bit awkward because she has something she needs to discuss with Malaysia as soon as she arrives. She says she is anxiously waiting for Malaysia to arrive so she can get something off her chest.
Well, speak of the devil, and she shall appear: Malaysia arrives next. She immediately hugs all of the girls, including Brooke, after she arrives. Malaysia interviews that she gave everyone a hug, and Brooke shrugged away from her and said, “We have to talk.” Malaysia says she immediately thought, “WHAT do we have to talk about?!”
Brooke directly tells Malaysia that she was very uncomfortable with the phone call that took place between her and Malaysia when Brooke called Malaysia to invite Malaysia to her birthday pool party. She also says that Malaysia hung up in her face during the phone call. Malaysia denies hanging up on her.
While Brooke and Malaysia are having this discussion, everyone is watching. Gloria interviews that she is confused. Laura interviews that she noticed that Brooke was wearing “a whoop-ass outfit” (I have to agree with Laura. Brooke does look like she is going to the gym as opposed to a mixology class with her girlfriends).
Brooke interviews that she was bothered by that phone call because she did not know if Malaysia was trying to make her the butt of a joke or trying to antagonize her. Malaysia tells Brooke that she was not trying to be funny; that she had the goal of trying to make things better between Brooke and Bambi on her mind during the phone call; and that Brooke misunderstood her and her intentions during and after that phone call. Laura and Gloria both interview that they were clueless about this whole exchange between Brooke and Malaysia. Bambi interviews that she is simply “going to knock Brooke out!”
Brooke tells Malaysia that she did not know if Malaysia was trying to be “shady.” She makes it clear that she is unsure because she does not really even know Malaysia. Malaysia interviews that she does not know “why in the hell” Brooke is coming at her when she tried to make the situation better. Laura again interviews that she did not have a clue WHAT was going on.
Brooke interviews that Malaysia seemed sincere when she was explaining herself and the phone call. She says she might have had Malaysia pegged for the wrong person, and indicates that, as far as she is concerned, the air was cleared once Malaysia explained her side of the story. At the end of the discussion over the phone call, Brooke hugs Malaysia.
Very shortly after Brooke and Malaysia get things settled, Jackie jumps in, claps and then says, “Faking is some b*llsh*t!!” (Well, alrighty then, Jac!!). Everyone just looks at Jackie like she is crazy when she says this.
Finally, Draya arrives dressed in a way that is not her usual way of dressing. Jackie interviews that Draya, with her outfit and hairstyle, is mimicking her. It turns out that, this time, Jackie is NOT being paranoid because Draya interviews that she is, indeed, dressed as “Jackie.” She notes that she made sure to have her hair “in that crinkly, curly, wet look” Jackie often wears. She notes that she was carrying an I-Pad in a flashy Cheetah-print cover (like Jackie often does, I assume). And, interestingly, she notes that she was also carrying “liquor in a water bottle like Jackie” (Say what, now??!! Does Jackie REALLY walk around with LIQUOR in a water bottle? That could explain SO much if it is, indeed, true. Hmmm….). According to Draya, she is “Jackie-d Out!!” Laura interviews that Draya looks like a hooker. She then tells Draya, “Girl, quit playing Jackie and sit down!”
Not to be outdone, Jackies goes to the bathroom and strips down to her spanx and high-heeled boots and covers this “ensemble” with a trenchcoat. She walks out and tells the group that she is now “Draya.” She then takes off her trench coat and walks around in her Spanx and high-heeled, long boots, pivoting and modeling for all to see. To increase the “Draya-ness” of her ensemble, Jackie makes a special effort to pull the bottom portion of her Spanx up until they are almost in her butt crack (Sorry. I did not know how else to describe what Jackie did to make herself look more like Draya). Laura interviews that things “went South when Jackie did this.”
After her modeling show, Jackie then has a seat and loudly tells tells Laura, “Even though she tried to be funny, I love her!” The “she” to whom Jackie is referring is, of course, Draya.
Draya then loudly tells everyone that she enjoys all of them individually, “and that’s what it is!” She interviews that her goal, in imitating Jackie, was NOT to be mean about it. She just wanted to show Jackie how she acts.
At a certain point, Jackie points out Draya’s fake ring and basically says that Draya cannot afford the $300,000 to $400,000 worth of rings and jewelry Jackie wears on a regular basis.
Malaysia tells Draya and Jackie that they have to be “each other” for the entirety of the mixology class. Jackie complies with this and starts talking as if she is Draya. Of course, Jackie takes it too far (Doesn’t she ALWAYS do this?), and things just snowball from there. Jackie, still acting like Draya, screams out, “I got the cover of a magazine, but it is different because this time, I am showing my a*shole!” (Well, alright then!!).
The other women, particularly Draya and Brooke (I guess because they often pose for the covers of urban magazines where they are scantily clad), are NOT amused. In fact, Draya and Brooke look downright offended. Gloria interviews that Jackie took things too far.
This is where things get a bit confusing. I say this because, somehow, Brooke loudly and animatedly starts screaming at Jackie in a VERY angry tone! She mentions Jackie’s pepper spray (Why does she mention this? Where is this pepper spray? I do not even see it. Was there a portion of this scene that was cut? Did Jackie threaten anyone, namely Brooke, with this pepper spray?).
Jackie and Brooke both start screaming at each other, and things get VERY tense between them. At a certain point, Jackie takes off her high-heeled boots (as if she is preparing to fight). She then tells Brooke that Brooke needs insurance. Brooke makes it very clear that she does NOT need insurance.
Jackie interviews that Brooke “just seemed to be ready to fight.” Brooke interviews that it is clear that Jackie is calling her out.
Brooke stands up from the table. Jackie stands up as well. The next thing you know, Brooke, via loud yelling, makes it clear that she will defend Draya and peel Jackie off of Draya if Jackie tries to attack Draya. Jackie and Brooke, who have stood up and slowly moved toward each other, are somehow almost face-to-face while they yell at each other.
All of a sudden, out of the blue, Jackie tries to get Brooke to calm down (In my opinion, Jackie got scared at this point and realized that, not only was Brooke NOT going to back down to her, but she might just beat Jackie up. This is why I think Jackie all of a sudden tried to change tactics and get Brooke to calm down).
Brooke screams at Jackie that she is “real nice to every f*cking body, but don’t COME at me like that!! Don’t DISRESPECT me!!” At this point, everybody tries to get both Brooke and Jackie to calm down.
Bambi interviews that Jackie and Brooke started to have an argument over “what if,” and then it just went too far. For example, Jackie wondered allowed, “What if I jump on Draya?” Brooke responded, “If you jump on Draya, then I will peel you off Draya and have her back.” (In short, Brooke let Jackie know that she would, not only peel Jackie off of Draya, but also start to fight Jackie herself if necessary).
Draya interviews that Jackie needs to watch how she talks to people and be careful about getting in someone’s face.
At a certain point, security has to get in between Jackie and Brooke. Security then ends up hustling Brooke out of the bar. Draya and Gloria follow Brooke out. Jackie, who is also being held back by security, screams, “It’s on, Bitch!!” to Brooke as Brooke is hustled out of the bar. (I was thoroughly confused by all of this. Then I read an article that basically said that Brooke and Jackie actually got into a physical fight that was edited out of the show. According to this article, Brooke beat Jackie up, and this beating consisted of Brooke punching Jackie in the face twice before slamming Jackie’s head into a table. DAYUM!! I do not know how true this is, but here is a link: http://cdn.mediatakeout.com/59291/mto-world-exclusive-basketball-wives-drama-one-of-the-ladies-gets-knocked-unsconscious-and-paramedics-are-called-pics If it IS true, I am very glad that the Producers cut that part out. I want to watch a reality show, NOT a boxing match! In my humble opinion, all of that violence is a definite turn-off.).
Next, we see Doug and Jackie in their Seattle home. Jackie asks Doug if he is excited to be home. He says, “Definitely!” Jackie interviews that Seattle is definitely their “home” and their “place of peace” because it is “beautiful, calm and serene.” She also says that she and Doug have not been back since her mother’s funeral, and she is apprehensive about going to the cemetery to see her mother’s grave. She then says that she is looking forward to seeing her daughters.
Jackie asks Doug what he thinks about her having a family counselor there to meet with her and their 2 daughters. Doug tells Jackie that he thinks this is a good idea (Once again, Doug is super-supportive. He always thinks Jackie’s ideas are “good” or “great”. I wonder if he really thinks this, or he just tells her these things to humor her and keep her off his back. He probably means it. Doug seems like one of those super-sincere dudes that is a rarity. Jackie is VERY lucky. Doug is NOT.). Jackie again asks Doug if he would like to participate in the counseling session, and he again tells Jackie that he will not participate. He tells her to “do your thing,” and lets her know that he and their son, Dougie, will be doing THEIR own thing.
Next, we see Jackie walking in a cemetery with flowers in her hand before she kneels down in front of what turns out to be her mother’s gravesite (I know that this is a nice thing, but the presence of cameras make things seem a bit exploitative and insincere). Jackie interviews that she lost her Mom a year ago.
Once Jackie is at her mother’s grave, she kneels down, places her flowers on top and just “talks” to her mother at the grave site. She tells her Mother, “I love you with all of my heart. Thank you for everything you taught me.”
Jackie interviews that she knelt down at her mother’s grave site and basically updated her Mother on everything. For instance, Jackie tells her mother that she and her older daughter, T’Kari, are doing better. She says T’Kari “has to learn to stop following Shanny sometimes,” but she has to just let her daughters go and figure that and other things out on their own. Jackie then tells her Mother that her other daughter, Shanny, is her “angel.”
Continuing her “conversation” with her mother, Jackie tells her Mother that she and “the girls” (her cast mates) are trying to rebuild friendships. She explains that she is often misunderstood b/c she is “feisty,” and people often misinterpret her feistiness as meanness. Jackie notes that she is working on her low tolerance and trying to understand other people more.
Jackie then tells her Mother that she misses her. And she interviews that she tells everyone who has a mother to cherish them.
Back at their Seattle home, Jackie is awaiting the arrival of the family therapist. She interviews that she is having a family therapist come in to meet with both her and her daughters because she has not been on the best of terms with her daughters for a while.
The family therapist arrives, and Jackie hugs her before sitting down to discuss the upcoming meeting with her daughters. When they sit down, the therapist asks Jackie what her goals are. Jackie tells the therapist that she and her daughters have had a communication breakdown. She says that her daughters view her more as a sister as opposed to a “parent.” Jackie also says that she is not there to point fingers. She just wants to help her daughters and to get along with them. Finally, Jackie says that she gave her daughters the best life she could give them.
Jackie interviews that she is apprehensive about her daughters’ reactions to her inviting a counselor to meet with them. She says that she thinks her daughters are “going to go bananas” when they realize that she has done this.
Doug stops in to meet the therapist, and he reminds Jackie that he and Dougie are going “to do guys’ stuff.”
Finally, Jackie’s daughters, Shanny and T’Kari, arrive. Jackie introduces them to the family counselor, and they politely shake her hand. Jackie interviews that she could see her daughter Shanny roll her eyes at her when Shanny heard that Jackie’s guest was a family counselor. Considering this hostile reaction by Shanny, it looks like this meeting between Jackie, her daughters and this family counselor might be very, very interesting next week (I know I can’t wait to see how it all turns out!).
Some of the women, including Bambi, participate in some kind of pizza-making event, which looks like fun.
During the impromptu family counseling session, Jackie’s daughter, Shanny, confronts Jackie about being “fake,” and Jackie adamantly denies that she is any such thing. This appears to frustrate and anger Shanny.
Bambi, Malaysia and Jackie get together for lunch or dinner, and it looks like Bambi is going to tell Jackie that Laura might not be the good friend that Jackie thinks she is.
Jackie meets with Laura and directly confronts her about whether or not she sincerely wants to move forward and build a friendship with Jackie. Laura, who looks a little stunned and speechless, just looks at Jackie in response.
Wednesday Night Lineup, 31 October by BB
8PM – Survivor (CBS); Arrow (CW); Animal Practice/Guys with Kids (NBC); It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown/The Neighbors (ABC); X-Factor (Fox)
9PM – Criminal Minds (CBS); Supernatural (CW); The Houstons; On Our Own (Lifetime); Law and Order SVU (NBC); Modern Family/Suburgatory (ABC); Pumpkin Wars (HGTV); Ghost Hunters (SYFY); Bid and Destroy (NatGeo); Who the Bleep Did I Marry (ID); South Beach Tow (truTV 9:30); American Restoration (History 9:30)
10PM – Couples Therapy (VH-1); CSI (CBS); My Life is a Lifetime Movie (Lifetime); Chicago Fire (NBC); Nashville (ABC); American Horror Story (FX); Face Off (SYFY); The Soup (E!); Operation Repo (truTV); Cajun Pawn Stars (History); The Devil You Know (ID); House Hunters International (HGTV 10:30)
11PM – WWHL; Melissa Rauch, Ricki Lake and Tamar Braxton (Bravo)
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