Housewife News by NoMoreDrama
Was Elsa Patton from the Real Housewives of Miami Madonna’s psychic advisor for years? The producers from the Real Houses of Miami (the Purveyors of Pop have been confirmed as producers of the show by Lauren Manzo) tweeted it as #thetruth, but when challenged backed off a little. Let’s see how this story unfolds.
Fran Drescher (from The Nanny) filmed a book signing for a scene for the Real Housewives of New York that didn’t air. Aviva Drescher (wife of Fran’s cousin) tells RumorFix that “Fran allowed the Bravo cameras to shoot us all at one of her book signings,” but it ended up on the editing room floor. The reason? “Maybe it didn’t have enough drama?” She was a terrific sport. It was a fun and happy family scene.” Aviva continues, “My relationship with Fran has always been great and still is. She understands why I am doing this silly reality show and she respects and fully supports me.”
Real Housewives of Miami by NoMoreDrama
Krissy wasn’t able to blog Miami this week – but will be finishing out the season for us. NMD
This episode starts the day after Lisa’s party, with Lea Black setting up for the Black Gala. Lea has a friend – Norman Baker – who she calls a cosmic cheerleader. She says her husband considers him a looneytoons (with the characteristic Lea laugh). Norman’s job is to play the bowls and bless the room so that everything will sell well at Lea’s action. Hey – if it works.
In sort of a confusing edit in two different locations, Marysol tells Elsa, and Adriana tells Alexia what happened the night before. Adriana’s version is that she was trying to have a conversation with Karent when Joanna interrupted and started yelling. As Adriana was walking away Joanna grabbed her shoulder and that’s when Adriana slapped her in self defense. Marysol says sort of the same thing, but admits she went off to drink tequila and missed most of it.
In what must be later that day (what a busy day – I’ll bet some of the conversations were actually shot later), Lea brings Norman to her house to clear the negative energy and do psychic readings of the ladies before the gala. Adriana bails at the last minute because she doesn’t want to see Joanna. As they are getting ready for the guests to arrive, Lea’s housekeeper comes up to Lea and explains that their dog Leroy has been given too much medication and can’t hold his head up. Lea is understandably upset because the little guy is also having trouble breathing, and she sends her husband to the vet with the poor little dog. She then breaks down in tears worrying about Leroy just as Elsa and Marysol arrive. Marysol interviews she’s never seen Lea so upset, and Elsa gives her a huge hug.
She seems to recover a little when the other guests arrive, and now it’s time for Norman’s reading. Lisa is first and asks when she and her husband will have a child. Norman sees a little boy in her future. Lisa asks if he sees more than one – but he’s firm on one. She’s firm that he’s incorrect – in a sweet way. Elsa whispers that he doesn’t know what he’s doing. Joanna is up next. He says Joanna and Romain have passion and are too much alike. He says they shouldn’t get married if they can’t stop butting heads. Elsa is up next. She does a reading on Norman. Something about him having two mixed souls. They then hug for what seems like ages, and Lisa interviews that this was the most action Mama Elsa has gotten in ages (but she says it in a cute way). Marysol interviews that there is a big difference between what Elsa does and what Norman does, and that Norman is good for parties. With that it’s over. No readings for the rest of the room which included all the housewives except Karent and Adriana, in addition to Marta and Elaine. Elaine and Mama Elsa keep their distance.
Later Lea takes Joanna aside and gets her version of the fight. Joanna doesn’t seem to remember much except for Adriana being rude and calling her a wannabe. She says the rest was a blur. She claims she never grabbed Adriana, and has never been in a physical fight before. Lea says right to her face that their two stories are really different. If I remember correctly, Lea was in a different room when it all happened.
Marysol and Ana have a heart to heart. Neither lady is going to Lea’s Gala (Ana has another event and Marysol is still not over whatever happened the year before), so they meet for a drink. Both ladies talk about how hard it is for them to end their marriages. Ana has been separated for two years, but can’t seem to file the divorce papers even though she knows it’s over. Marysol is clearly still in love with her husband, and doesn’t want to get divorced, but he seems to have moved on. They both seem really sad.
Black’s Gala: Finally they are at the Gala and it’s the first time Joanna and Adriana are in the same room since Lisa’s party. Adriana has Fredriq on her arm, but Romain chose not to accompany Joanna. We find out during the night that Romain hasn’t talked to Joanna since the night before and is still mad at her. Adriana and Fredriq are at a table with Joe Francis and Elaine Lancaster. Lisa and her husband are with Karent, and Joanna are at another table. I’m not sure where Alexia is sitting.
Lisa greets Adriana, and immediately Adriana tells her side of the story. Adriana claims she was the victim, and shows off her bruises and scratches. She says she’s never had a physical fight with a girl before, and Fredriq says Joanna’s lucky she isn’t in jail.
Joanna and Alexia are chatting at a table without any extra chairs. Karent comes up from behind and starts whispering in Joanna’s ear. Alexia bristles immediately, and says that Karent is always rude and she’s leaving. Karent has clearly gotten under Alexia’s skin, and Joanna tries to make peace but Karent ends up leaving the table.
Now they are all back at their own tables. As the auction is going on with Lea and Roy on stage bringing in big donations, Adriana is saying bad things about Joanna and Joanna is saying bad things about Adriana. Neither of them should be there IMHO because they are unpleasant to be around. Joe Francis comes up and tries to apologize to Joanna, but that just makes her mad and she starts to rant. She was actually doing okay until then. Cut to Adriana who is calling Joanna all sorts of nasty names while the rest of her table kind of cringes. Meanwhile Joanna is trying to text Romain but he doesn’t answer her, and she starts to get emotional. Lisa tries her best to calm her down but Joanna starts crying and gets up to leave.
It looks like the rest of the party will be next week.
Project Runway All Stars “Put on Your Dancing Shoes” by BB
The designers show up at the Nine West showroom where Carolyn tells them this challenge will be to select a 70s inspired shoe and design a disco look around it. Anthony Ryan gets to choose the first shoe and then picks who goes next and so on. This time Wendy isn’t picked last because she and Suede have become BFFs. At least Wendy has a friend this time around.
The designers only have one day. The prize is the winning design will be featured in the Nine West fall ad campaign. The designers start sketching. Uli grew up behind the Iron Curtain, so she doesn’t think her disco was quite like everyone else’s disco. Then they are all off to mood.
The designers don’t have a lot of time. As Anthony Ryan says, if you see a glue gun coming out, it’s OK. Kayne is making a striped pallazo pant and realizes he doesn’t have enough fabric to line his stripes up perfectly. He knows the judges have always been picky about lining up stripes so what’s he gonna do?
Two of the designers, Laura Kathleen and Joshua, make fun of Wendy’s outfit. Laura Kathleen calls it a costume and Joshua says “Welcome to Thunderdome.” Joanna checks on the designers. Shane tells her he’s inspired by Donna Summer. She tells him to make sure his stripes are lined up in the final design. Joanna doesn’t think Laura Kathleen should be making a blazer. This is a disco design, what’s with the blazer? Joanna’s not sure Ivy is making a show stopper. Andrae seems to be making the same design he made last time and Joanna has been to a lot of discos and has never worn anything like Andrae’s design. She thinks Wendy’s looks like a Halloween costume. She likes that Casanova wants his girl to be able to dance but still be comfortable.
The models show up for their fittings. Each designer is saying what they don’t like about the other designers’ outfits once they see them on the models. Time is up for the day and Shane calls them altogether for a surprise. He has a disco ball and wants them to let off some steam with some disco dancing. When they get back to the apartment, they get a letter from Carolyn. She has sent them a video message from Karl Lagerfeld. He really doesn’t say anything very profound, but the designers seem thrilled.
The next morning, Andrae is very worried about what his final design is even going to look like. He’s second guessing his choice of organza material. Wendy is feeling very confident, but Uli thinks her design looks cheap. I have to agree with Uli. Kayne is still scrambling to get done and he’s getting distracted by Emilio’s beautiful design. Ivy gets help from Casanova putting embellishments on her dress. Anthony Ryan says this is all stars and he won’t be sewing for anybody but himself.
It’s showtime. I was definitely around during the disco era, so let’s see how many of this designs I think are really disco, or at least disco-inspired. The judges tonight are Carolyn (with some side boob going on), Isaac, and Georgina along with guest judge Rafe Totengco, designer of Nine West handbags.
Emilio has made a long yellow-gold dress with a dark pink sash and neck straps. Impeccably made, but not something I remember seeing at a disco. What can I say about Wendy’s outfit? It’s black hooker pants with a black, red and white top with chain straps. She’s also added a chain hanging from the pants and the models hair doesn’t look so put together either. Anthony Ryan’s short strapless dress fits his model well, but there’s nothing disco about it to me. Very simple. Casanova’s bright pink dress has long sleeves and a plain front, but when his model turns around, the back looks great with a kind of fabric webbing look.
Suede’s design is an all gold top and long skirt ensemble. Definitely a 70’s look. Andrae’s model’s hair and make-up look straight from the 70’s and his skirt and top look OK if a little plain, but what is that purple gauzy jacket she’s wearing over it? I really like Ivy’s dark green dress over shorts with the gold trim. Now that looks 70’s to me. Uli made a very pretty white short dress with lots of fringe and beads on it. However, I’m not sure it evokes the 70’s or disco. It looks good on her model though. If it were in another challenge, I’d say it would definitely make the top three. I really like Joshua’s aqua top and pants with the low cut back. It think it’s a good modern take on the disco look. I also liked Laura Kathleen’s silver and gold jumpsuit with the shiny jacket. It was 70’s but modern. Jumpsuits were the thing in the 70’s. I’m not a fan of Althea’s burgundy dress. That’s all I have to say about it.
Anthony Ryan, Emilio, Althea, Laura Kathleen, Joshua and Suede get to leave the runway. There are six left, three with high scores and three with low scores. Ivy is up first. Georgina likes the way she cut off her pants underneath the dress. Carolyn loves the deep green color. Rafe thinks she’s a little too pulled together. Wendy is next. Carolyn is not crazy about it. There’s too much going on for her. Georgina likes the color and print of the top. Rafe thinks it has everything but the kitchen sink. Isaac thinks it looks a little too junior for him. Carolyn is not crazy about the top of Kayne’s design and Isaac thinks it looks J-Lo instead of disco. Georgina likes the colors. Rafe loves Uli’s design and says he would take that model dancing anytime. Georgina thinks she looks modern. Casanova is next. Carolyn loves the back of the dress. Isaac thinks it’s a very sexy dress but not too dangerous for the dance floor. Georgina loves the color and thinks it evokes the 70’s. Once again, Andrae cannot explain his design very well. The hair and make-up look great to Georgina. The judges hate the coat Andrae had on his model, but like the rest of it.
The judges love Uli’s dress but is it really a 70’s dress? They wonder if Ivy’s dress is disco enough. They love Casanova’s dress except Georgina wasn’t wow’d by it. They did not like Wendy’s chain, but Georgina liked her creavity. They think Andrae’s design is random. Georgina thinks Kayne worked hard on his design but there was no mystery to it.
Casanova is safe and gets to leave the runway. Uli wins the challenge. I don’t agree with the judges tonight. Uli’s dress was pretty, but I don’t think it really evoked the 70’s or disco. I would have picked Casanova, Ivy, Joshua or even Laura Kathleen over Uli for this challenge. Ivy is safe and can leave the runway after she’s told she did a really good job. Kayne is safe and leaves the runway. That leaves Wendy and Andrae. Andrae is safe and Wendy is out. In his private interview, Suede says “Suede’s heart’s broken,” because Wendy is going home.
Couple’s Therapy Episode 6 by Mr and Mrs Lulu
This episode picks up where it left off last week the ultimatum. Dress respectful or leave! Courtney is soo beside herself and insulted! How dare Dr Jen make her change her wardrobe! Doesn’t Dr Jen realize she’s saving the world! Dr Jen then takes Courtney clothes shopping who surprise surprise hates everything. She finally dresses somewhat appropriate and asks Nik how she looks. Nik wants nothing to do with her and blows her off. It’s clear that Courtney is always seeking male attention. Shayne voices that it still has yet to change Courtney’s behavior. That sets off Doug in a woe is me and me is woe! OMG the world is against us! What did we do to deserve this!?!?!?! Seriously what on earth did they expect! They NEED to GO AWAY!
This weeks topic is childhood trauma and how it is effecting their current relationships. Alex begins by talking about her childhood. Her father owned a oil rig and spent most of his days at the trailer. She had very fond memories of him till he was diagnosed with a mentally debilitating disease. Too be honest I have no idea of the name of it. She says it “maldivers?” SP! He became very angry and lashed out at Alex. Then one day while Alex’s mother was on the phone with him he became incoherent, prompting them to rush to his trailer. Once outside the trailer Alex’s mother hesitated so Alex opened the door. Only to discover her father collapsed on the floor. Dr Jen tells her that she shouldn’t have been the one to discover her father in that state. Next is Tiny who tell a very heartbreaking story about a horrendous molestation she suffered at the hands of a family member. She continues to say just how much has impacted her marriage. This prompts Shayne to somewhat of a breakthrough. She thinks of her daughter and tears up can’t imagine that would happen. Lastly Courtney is asked about her childhood. She proudly proclaims nothing but roses and sunshine! Alex quickly points out how everyone is suffering but her. She has a facade that she refuses to let down. Personally I think she has to be related to Kelly. Both are locked in their universe of perfectness and everyone else is flawed! After Shayne points out that Courtney is being fake. Doug is quick to throw the “victim card” They’re being picked on again!! This has the be the seriously most annoying delusional couple I have ever seen!
Alex and Simon
Dr Jen asks Alex about the door moment. She says it symbolize her need for control. She feels that her mother should have been the one to open that door. Because it set Alex up for a lifetime of control issues. Alex goes on to talk about her issues with her mother. Also just how much watching RHNY has hurt her mother.
Courtney surprise surprise refuses to abide by the rules. She dons her hookerware and proclaims to be the 21st century Erin Brockovich!?! Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t Erin of the 21st century!!!! What a moron! Ms delusional goes on to profess she the poster child of “antibullying!” She is saving lives!!!! Just then Nik stops in the room and sees Courtney’s violation. He just voices that she’s breaking the dress code. Courtney could care less after all she the 21st century Erin Brockovich! Dr Jen is told by staff of what Courtney is wearing. She quickly confronts them. Courtney with her usual B.S is a brick wall. During this time Nik asks Alex if that was her daughter what would she do. Alex says she would give her a time out!! That is completely age appropriate for Courtney! The next scene Alex gathers a wad of money and then shoves it in Courtney’s nonexistent skirt.While saying “this is how the house feels about you.” So Dr Jen kicks them out!! But don’t get too excited she invites them back the next episode!!! What the heck is wrong with Dr Jen!!! I get they need therapy but NOT group! I’m surprised that no other couple left! I would have! It’s going to be a long long remaining who knows how many episodes.
The Trials of Dourtney,
Courtney is narcissistic, I don’t think there is much doubt about it at this point. Doug, he is just a means to an end for her, but is by no means a victim either. I honestly do not understand why Dr Jenn is bothering with either one, or allowing them to stay and continue impacting everyone else progress. It is like she is trying to run a rehab, but allowing patients to stay there that are still using.
The entire segment of Dr Jenn taking Courtney shopping was painful to watch. More so because you were watching Dr Jenn as a dedicated, and compassionate, professional trying to reach Courtney, and her not seeing that Courtney isn’t closed off, or unable to cope with things, but is a narcissist. It is like watching a world class dolphin trainer trying to get a shark to be more people friendly.
Group Therapy… Derailed by You Know Who…
Hearing these really brave woman discuss these events that have had such an effect on them was very moving but hard at times to watch and listen to. Both Alex and Tiny’s stories were without a doubt the most empathetic moments I have ever had watching reality television. And listening to Shayne’s reaction, from the impact Tiny’s story had on her, was also equally moving…. And then?
Courtney is the Jar Jar Binks of Couple’s Therapy. Just like that stupid character pretty much ruined any chance of Star Wars Episode I being watchable, Courtney pops up in every place on this show where a person can make a human connection and inflicts herself on it, cheapening it, and severing any in the moment connection you have to the other people you see there that genuinely want to work on their relationship and get help. I’m not going to even go into what she said, other than it being the usual narcissist behavior, ‘I’m great, your all crap, Ha Ha Ha Ha, Dourtney rules.’ And ‘Me Too’ which is what Doug has become to Dourtney, as he pretty much is more blind follower, that mindlessly rambles off rhetoric to support whatever sophistry his wife comes up with next.
Alex and Simon,
Really wanted to pay attention and watch this. Sadly, since the show was on earlier my two year old son was still up, and decided he needed Daddy’s undivided attention. Between tiny hands swatting at my face, crying, a dog running for its life, and much appreciated hugs around my neck, I think I missed a lot of the more substantive parts in the segment.
I understood Dr Jenn’s wanting to get Alex and her mother together in therapy. But at the same time, and maybe this is the Irish Catholic son in me, who is the last person a sane human being wants to be in therapy with?
All Roads Lead to Dourtney…Again,
She is totally Erin Brockovich, if Erin Brokovich was a narcissist late teen with no personality or talents and didn’t care about anyone else but herself….
I was there with the rest of the house, especially Shayne, as they watched them leaving. It felt like there finally would be some progress, and more of what makes the show worth watching. And than, the previews for next week came on…. Damn you Couple’s Therapy producers, damn you straight to hell. At least Lucas learned his lesson and cut significantly Jar Jar from the sequels. You brought her back, along with Dr Jenn’s somewhat unlikely explanation (← I say the producers made her.)… Why? Why would you do that? I’ll go out, I’ll buy your advertiser’s products. Please, just please, let Dourtney die all ready, they are killing the rest of the show, they are like a big fungal growth right on a beautiful face’s nose tip.
Miami Cast Blogs (from Sunday’s Episode) Blogged by IDon’tBelieveinUnicorns who is Still without Power
Joanna took a page out of Caroline Manzo’s book and is using the hurricane as a way to avoid blogging about her horrible behavior. She literally says nothing about the episode in her blog. She is no longer a mere passenger but is now driving that crazy train full speed ahead. I respect her passion for the love of animals but her behavior is doing nothing to help the cause. No longer much of a fan… what a difference one episode can make.
Karent is stranded in NYC with Joanna but was able to eke out a paragraph or two about the episode.
Now you all had the opportunity to see the second part of Lisa’s lingerie party. Joanna had received a text that Joe Francis was coming to the party while Lisa, Joanna, and I were upstairs in her bedroom getting ready before the party started. She explained how he would spread lies about supposedly sleeping with her many years ago every time that he would see her at a party. Before you see me asking him directly if he had slept with her, I had already heard him spreading those rumors to someone at the party, I wasn’t sure if I heard correctly, and I would hate to accuse someone of saying something if I wasn’t completely sure. I had already gone up to Joanna once and mentioned that I wasn’t positive, but that I was pretty sure that I heard him saying just exactly the same lies that she had mentioned to me before about sleeping with him. I just wanted to make her aware, since she is my friend, but made sure to tell her I wasn’t 100% positive. No more than 10 minutes had passed when once again he is bragging about supposedly sleeping with both Krupa sisters. That is when I knew that my ADD hadn’t kicked in, LOL. I could not allow him to continue with those lies about someone I care about. So, then you see me asking him once again to be triple sure of what I heard. Joanna appreciated the fact that I came up to her right away to tell her, the same way I would’ve appreciated someone telling me.
Karent must be a contortionist the way she is twisting what happened. Sounds like a bunch of hooey to me. I understand there is editing involved so we don’t see everything but Karen specifically ASKED Joe Francis if he had slept with the sisters. What we did see just does not jive with Karent’s account.
Adriana once again decides to pull out an article that some reporter had written about me when I met her at a party. I never consented to an interview, nor did I know she was a reporter. The only thing truthful in that article was that I said, when questioned about the other women, “I would kill them with kindness.” Joanna and I have become very close, and we have shared conversations that we would always “have each other’s backs.” That is the reason she walked over to see what was going on once she heard Adriana screaming at me. Adriana immediately started screaming at Joanna telling her to leave. Why is it OK for Alexia to walk in uninvited into a conversation between Adriana and me, but then she immediately starts yelling at Joanna to leave? Seems like she carries double standards at her convenience.
Alexia was clearly trying to calm the situation where as Joanna came in on the attack. I don’t know what was said during the non-interview, but Karent has already lost credibility in my eyes so…
We discover early on that Marta did indeed sleep with Joe, which adds fuel to Joanna fire. The whole situation put her in a defensive, confrontational mood. I am relieved Marta helped stop her from confronting Marysol to avoid another unnecessary fight in my home.
Joanna always seems to be in a confrontational mood. What added fuel to the fire was the alcohol. Clearly, Joanna shouldn’t drink since she can’t control herself. Of course it does make for a perfect Real Housewife.
Justifiably I became very frustrated and exploded at my guests for their behavior and lack of restraint. This side rarely surfaces unless something really matters to me. Disappointment is an understatement of how I felt. In all the years of having parties at my home, there has never been such chaos. Most people who are invited guests at my home understand the correct way to conduct themselves and are simply there to have a good time, not to stir the pot or make it about them.
Welcome to the Real Housewives. You really didn’t expect anything different, did you?
I thought the best way to get past this was to invite the girls into the kitchen away from the madness to have a drink together. Apparently this was not a wise decision. Adriana and Joanna seemed to have disregarded my wishes completely. Adriana decided that she would confront Karent about the Botox for brains news article and Joanna decided to come to Karent’s rescue. Although this conversation should have been had at another time, it should have been between Karent and Adriana. Things were said that clearly touched nerves and escalated this argument quickly. Joanna should not have chased Adriana as she tried to walk away. And Adriana should have used more self-control and not smacked her. There is never an excuse for physical violence. I really did not see who assaulted whom first. It is possible that Joanna grabbed Adriana from behind. Either way, it was wrong and I was unhappy with both of them. Confrontations mixed with alcohol make for very bad hangover.
Bringing all of the housewives together for a drink is usually not the best idea. All of the women in one place fighting for airtime! YIKES! If Joanna hadn’t inserted herself into Adriana’s confrontation of Karent, we would have been left with Adriana waving the copy of the article in Karent’s face until she finally walked away out of sheer frustration of Karent standing there smiling at her.
After voicing my issues with Lea and my feelings towards her, I felt we began to understand and have a newfound respect for one another.
Lea can be annoying but is usually level headed and Lisa is surprisingly becoming one of my favorites.
Joanna had decided earlier that night that she was going to fight with somebody and she clearly stated that to her sister: “I’m going to kick someone’s ass tonight.” Marta pleaded with her to not start another fight, but she was angry and wanted to take it out on somebody, and I was the victim of choice for that night! I was alone and she felt she could bully me,First she insulted me, making fun of what I was wearing and said I was “wearing a turd on my head.” Like that wasn’t enough, she even dissed Elsa, who wasn’t even there, by saying: Elsa is a f—— devil, bitch, burn in hell!” I was appalled to see how low she could go, even attacking an older lady, who wasn’t even present. At her age she deserves some respect!
I didn’t record this episode so I’m not sure if it showed Joanna saying she was going to “kick someone’s ass tonight” and/or exactly what was said but Joanna seems to be a very angry person. Dissing Elsa will do nothing for her fan base and will certainly not be well received by her boss, Andy Cohen.
Later she saw the opportunity to gang up on me while I was trying to clear the air with Karent in private. I found myself being cornered by her and her fiancé, who later tried to stop her from going crazy, but she pushed herself past him and went on to curse me out, putting her finger all over my face, told my I was a “nobody,” and called me a f—— whore! After all these insults and confrontation, I still manage to disengage and was trying to leave the party when she chased me down the hallway, shouting more insults and trying to stop me. I continue to walk away from her, but when I felt the PAIN of her fingernails in my flesh, my instincts kicked in and I reacted in self-defense.
Somewhere I saw this scene on the web and watched it over and over and just can’t tell if Joanna grabbed at Adriana while she was walking away. While I don’t condone violence, if this is true I can better understand Adriana’s reaction which was a slap, not a punch. On top of that, it was none of Joanna’s business in the first place. She just made things much worse.
Poor Lisa! I know Lisa worked very hard to put together the perfect fundraiser, and it was such a shame that such a beautiful intention was destroyed by so much havoc and chaos. In hindsight, I wish I had rented a helicopter with mom and dumped sacks of rice and holy water over the house to spook that Joo Joo that was looming over the party.
The “Joo Joo” wasn’t the problem… it was the Bravo cameras.
Then there is the fight, which was ONE of the most frightening things I have ever seen in my life; everyone was really shaken up. It was a dreadful situation for everyone (those directly involved and the onlookers). I hope I never have to witness anything like that again. But there is a light at the end of this long, dark tunnel and that is that Lisa raised money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, a cause that is very close to my heart.
Frightening? Eh, we veteran Real Housewives viewers are used to it. Actually, we’ve come to expect it. So if RHoM continues and so do you, buckle up buttercup.
In this corner: a feather sporting Marysol being forewarned that she was inappropriately dressed. In another corner: Joe what’s his face boasting about his sexual escapades with the Krupa sisters. In a third corner: Elaine as James resolving an argument by pushing someone into the pool and damaging thousands of dollars’ worth of DJ equipment in the process. In yet another corner: Adriana and Karent discuss the finer points of journalistic integrity and the now infamous newspaper article where we were collectively called “classless fame addicts with Botox for brains.” (I think, but don’t quote me please). By the way, quotes — air or otherwise — have caused quite a bit of controversy so far, no?
The last corner had the most activity, which just mushroomed into many mini and not so mini arguments and then spontaneously combusted into that fateful hallway scene. Punches, slaps, embedded nails, a broom stick, “Meees Lisa’s” best friend-for-hire offering comfort, and several unsuspecting reality TV cameramen, grips, audio guys, and producers who couldn’t believe their luck, I mean, eyes. And I had only been there 20 minutes!
20 Minutes? All this happened in 20 minutes? Amazing how Bravo got two one-hour episodes out of it.
Karent really really wants to be liked, which causes her to behave in an overcompensating manner. Is that a heinous crime? No. But it does create a ripple effect, which has caused quite a bit of damage — damage mind you, that I do not believe she intended or expected. But are we to ignore that so many of the evening’s “run ins” were somehow triggered or somewhat influenced by her behavior? Even the most fervent supporter would have to be deaf, dumb, and blind to deny that.
I’d hate to see what she’d do if she wasn’t trying to be liked.
So what have we learned boys and girls? Only that there are two sides to every story and that the truth lies somewhere in the middle. That we will never know the whole truth by watching bits and pieces of literally hours of footage (until the reunion). And that no singular cast member will appeal to all people at all times.
Okay, so was this hours and hours of footage or just 20 minutes? Seriously, I understand what Ana is saying and it’s nothing we don’t know already. It’s one of the Real Housewives favorite references along with blaming editing. Miami wives may have gotten off easy at last year’s “reunion” that was actually a one hour live show… I would imagine that this year Andy will have a full blown Real Housewives’ reunion. Ana obviously has no idea what’s she’s in for.
I find that when it comes to people, I either like them more the more I get to know them or less the more I get to know them. I have found this to be very true on this Housewife journey. I think as it plays out over the next few episodes, you will be surprised to see how all the relationships play out.
And you don’t deal with stupid. There’s a clue for us.
Tonight’s episode exceeded any craziness even I could have imagined at a South Beach party, and I’ve been to a lot of Miami parties throughout the years. Keep watching, as it only gets more intense from here. We are at a time in the season where people have formed opinions and alignments, and we have passed the “nice to meet you, let’s be socially correct” phase of our time together.
That “nice to meet you, let’s be socially correct” part must have been edited out.
To sum this week’s episode up:
Lisa – a party’s success is determined by if it’s memorable!
Adriana – the Sharon Stone moment of uncrossing her legs has been replaced by the “bitch slap heard around the Housewife world.” (A quote from POP)
Joanna – don’t expect her to turn the other cheek.
Karent – she may be polarizing, but seems to do it with grace, style, and a Colgate smile.
Romain – always the gentleman.
Lenny – always have your parties on Saturday so you can confirm everything is done on Saturday morning instead of after work on Friday. It will be less stressful! And thanks for moving it to Friday to accommodate the Blacks Annual Gala.
Alexia – you didn’t miss a thing. Ha.
Marta – the truth sets you free, ha ha!
Joe – it’s never a dull moment — and he does have a heart of gold.
James – good looking man, pretty lady, thanks, Lisa, for inviting him. What would a party be like without a pool splash?
Lea makes it clear that she didn’t bring the crazy James, Lisa invited him, the guy who essentially shut the music down and just about ruined the party. That just emphasizes that Joe was NOT actually invited. I wouldn’t call him crazy though… more like sleazy. I think I’d rather deal with stupid.
Hope everybody effected by Sandy is okay. We lost power on Monday night until yesterday but our internet server still wasn’t up and running. We had a small generator that we shifted from our tv/DVR and police monitor to our fridge every few hours. I really missed our bigger generator but we made it through only losing one large pine in the yard. Most of the town still doesn’t have power however so there’s no place for groceries or gas. Seeing pictures of the devastation that others are dealing with is horrible and makes me realize how lucky we are. Seeing the Jersey shore forever changed saddens me immensely. For the second year in a row, Halloween has been postponed until Monday, Nov. 5th.
Again, I am praying everyone of Lynn’s Family is safe and sound. Hopefully I can catch up on some of the blogs and comments soon. I’m praying for those dealing with difficulties far worse than mine.
Friday Night Lineup by BB
8PM EST – Hurricane Sandy, Coming Together (NBC); Undercover Boss (CBS); America’s Next Top Model (CW); Last Man Standing/Malibu Country (ABC); Kitchen Nightmares (Fox); Gold Rush (Discovery); Monsters Inside Me (ANPL); Family Guns (NatGeo)
9PM EST – CSI New York (CBS); Nikita (CW); Grimm (NBC); Shark Tank (ABC); Fringe (Fox); Home Strange Home (HGTV); Say Yes to the Dress Bridesmaids (TLC); Gold Rush (Discovery); Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (CMT); Ghost Adventures (TRVL); My Ghost Story, Caught on Camera (Biography)
10PM EST – Blue Bloods (CBS); 20/20 (ABC); HHI (HGTV 10:30); Brides of Beverly Hills (TLC); Jungle Gold (Discovery); Dead Files (TRVL); Mystery Diners/Health Inspectors (Food); Deadly Women (ID); Cursed (Biography); Man Caves (DIY)