Exclusive Interview with Elaine Lancaster / James Davis by NoMoreDrama
Viewers of the Real Housewives of Miami have seen both James Davis and Elaine Lancaster on screen. Elaine Lancaster is the over the top, statuesque blond Drag Queen Diva. James is the actor who created and plays the role of Elaine Lancaster. Both are fiercely loyal to Lea Black and at odds with Marysol Patton and her mother Mama Elsa.
Some quick background: James Davis moved to South Beach Florida in 1997 from Dallas to pursue a career in acting. His act. A vivacious drag queen pulled straight from the pages of a Jackie Collin’s novel. Literally. He combined the names of two fictional divas from the novel “Hollywood Wives”, and created a persona that was born in the lap of luxury, pampered by all, and spoiled rotten according to her website.
As viewers saw on this season of the Real Housewives of Miami, Elaine is an act that James has perfected over the years. James discusses this in an interview he gave to South Beach Magazine. Read the interview here.
James was gracious enough to agree to an interview for the blog. You will find it below.
1) You are an actor who has played the same role (Elaine Lancaster) for many years. When you are on camera filming a reality TV show, how difficult is it for you to differentiate what Elaine would do versus what James would do in a given situation? Take for instance your interaction with Beau at Lisa Hochstein’s party. Would Elaine have acted any differently than James did?
That’s a great question. Elaine is innately No Nonsense Lady and I’m a gentleman who treats everyone with respect until they stop treating me with respect. There lies the difference. It’s all about mutual Respect. I’m as Nice as people let me be. If I had been at Lisa’s party as Elaine, Beau would have never messed with me. Elaine is a tad bit more intimidating.
2) Elaine (and James) have been in many scenes of the Real Housewives of Miami, and have had more of a story line than some of the “official” housewives. Were you expecting to be an official “housewife” while season was being filmed? When did you learn about your status as “friend of a housewife”? Was there any reason given for that decision?
I would have liked to see a lot more of Elaine and I certainly know she is much more interesting, but I was always aware of her being a ‘friend of the wives’ and never a ‘housewife’.
3) You have been vocal about a conflict with cast-member Marysol Patton. Did you know Marysol before filming Season 1 of the Real Housewives of Miami? Can you tell us a little more about what happened between the two of you? What is your relationship with Marysol today?
I have been placed in a defensive mode with Marysol because she doesn’t generate any light and has to either bask in or attempt to dim others. When I arrived in Miami the summer of 1997 I became a huge social sensation and unapologetically so. My presence is either Applauded or hissed but never indifferent.
There is much that can be revealed about a person’s emotional/ psychological makeup when Elaine Lancaster is in the same room. Insecure people like Marysol hate me because I have something they do NOT have or can’t be bought, Genuine Personality.
4) In one of the most awkward scenes of the season, Elaine sat down with Mama Elsa and she started to yell at her. Can you tell us what was going through your head at the time? Did you interact much with her during the remainder of the season?
I can’t blame Elsa for her rudeness. She was just reacting to me because her daughter is a professional Fabricator and a mother wants to believe what their child tells them even if it’s a lie.
5) I follow Elaine’s twitter timeline, and as the first episode of Lisa’s party aired, you mentioned that James went to the party because Elaine only comes when she is paid to make an appearance. That left me wondering if Elaine was paid to make an appearance the other times we saw her on screen. For instance she was at Lea’s house during the Norman psychic reading and at Blacks’ Gala. Were those paid performances, or do you make exceptions for Lea’s events?
That is true. Elaine Only shows up to event’s where she is being paid to appear. When you see me in episode 3 where I arrive to the charity meeting as Elaine, I was on my way to a paid event. Then at Lea’s for Norman I was on my way afterward to emcee & perform at corporate event. It takes too much time & energy to be Elaine all the time & frankly I need my time away from her. LOL
I have transformed an entire 1,500 sq ft adjoining apartment into Everything Elaine; A combination Art Gallery, Custom Closets, Wig & Repair department, an office for Shipping & Receiving for my Elaine Lancaster, Lip Lacquer© “Pusswah Pink”
6) I find it interesting that you introduced viewers to the man behind Elaine. It was comparable to seeing a housewife without her makeup and expensive clothing. Did you have any trepidation about filming as James?
Yes I did. I have always, prior to this show, maintained a Separation between Church & State so to speak. I do not care to live in the spotlight; it is just where I choose to work.
7) James had a conflict with Beau Beasley at Lisa’s party when Beau was rude to Lea Black. Viewers noticed you leaning in and whispering something to Beau before you pushed him in the pool, leading us to wonder if the scene was a “set up” to create drama. What did you whisper to Beau?
I leaned in and tried to explain to him that he was drunk & making a fool out of himself. That is when he chose to throw his champagne on me & I on him – but added a SPLASH on the side.
8) I’d love to see you on Watch What Happens Live. Any word on whether Elaine or James will make an appearance?
I would too. It would be Elaine since she is much more exciting than I.
9) What’s next for James? What’s next for Elaine Lancaster?
For me, keep working on my various projects, continue with my voice classes, continue to volunteer for my select pet charities and focus on living a productive, happy life, take care of myself, friends & family.
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Thank you James! NMD
Season Two of Real Housewives of Vancover Confirmed by NoMoreDrama
Several Real Housewives of Vancouver housewives took to twitter yesterday to confirm that the show will be back for a second season.
A fan tweeted Jody the following: “is there gonna be a season 2 for#RHOV”
Jody tweeted back: “darling patients!!! Patients!! There is a lot to look forward to!! X” (note – all misuse of the word patients/patience belongs to Jody – I’m just reporting this stuff).
From Mary Zilba; “Yes, @slice_tv has confirmed a season 2. Have a good day!”
And from Ronnie:
I guess Slice doesn’t have them under such a tight gag order as Bravo does for their housewives.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta “Bailey Agency Blowups” by RamonaCoaster
Bam! Atlanta Housewives are back! Nene has arrived. Kim has to stay off her husband’s penis. We have a Miss USA on board. Phaedra is still directing funerals. Candy got a beautiful ring. Someone’s wishing someone a nice day but it doesn’t seem like they mean it. Kandi’s empire is still growing. Cynthia is….sorry, wasn’t paying attention (a limp noodle).
Gregg is with Nene but Greg has to prove himself. Nene announces she needs to move out to California to film The New Normal. Nene makes a crack about Kim living in a trailer. Flashbacks of Greg’s interview about Nene are brought up and Gregg vows to put the family back together and get Nene back. (Sweet.)
Kandi goes to a restaurant with her new boyfriend Todd. (He’s cute.) They met on the Africa trip last year. They are making plans to move in together and found the perfect house. Kandi would like to get married first before they start a family. Smoochies. (I’m rooting for this couple and can’t wait to see the wedding.)
Kim is pregnant again. She opens some presents and screams for Sweetie to help them find a house even though she fired her last year. Is Sweetie rehired again? (I hope Sweetie is getting a check from Bravo.) Kendra, the decorator, is Kim’s landlord who is evicting them. Shawn the mover quoted a total of $101,000 to move the contents of her house which got a roar of laughter. (The mover must think Kim poops solid gold.) It’s on Kroy’s plate now. Kim is stressed and bemoans the fact she can’t drink a glass of wine.
The lawyer got bit by a dog after she graduated from law school so she is afraid of big dogs. Her next entrepreneurial project is expanding to doing pet funerals and is selling this idea to a veterinarian to send business her way. (I wonder what kickback the vet gets.)
Leon, Noelle’s father, is staying with Pete and Cynthia. They are discussing why Noelle is getting homeschooled. Apparently she is not flourishing, Cynthia is not happy with this and Noelle said she wants to go back to school. Cynthia doesn’t like that everyone is disagreeing with her about this and she is joking about withholding the food she cooked.
Kenya is meeting with Miss Lawrence. Kenya feels that Lawrence is like her little baby brother. They’ve know each other awhile. (I love Lawrence’s red nails.) They talk about Kenya’s boyfriend who has kids and ten houses. Kenya is an actress, producer, director, model and most known for being Miss USA. She set up her own movie production company Moore Vision Media that she states is successful. Her mother didn’t raise her but her aunt did. She is ready to have children and to get married.
Kim goes over to Kandi’s house. She is complaining as soon as she gets through the gates. Kandi is surprised Kim came. Kim thinks she is in the ‘hood so she locked the doors when she got off the exit to Kandi’s house. Kim announces she is homeless and is probably going to need Kandi’s mover. Kandi is not liking Kim’s remarks and probably thinks she’s jealous because she has a house and Kim doesn’t. Drama follows Kim (or at least she makes things dramatic so she still keeps getting attention).
Nene is in Beverly Hills meeting with Ryan Murphy, the creator, producer and director of a whole bunch of successful shows. They discuss Taye Diggs and a possible real life love interest for Nene. In her talking head, she’s giving Gregg a chance. Nene thanks Ryan for changing her life. Ryan wants her to eat snails. Nene announces she’s from the South and she eats chicken, not snails.
Cynthia is doing an open call for JET magazine’s Beauty of the Week. Cynthia invited Kenya to be a judge that day. She tells the models to pop the bootie out. Kenya thinks one of the models is a man. Cynthia thinks Kenya is being mean but the dude next to her is telling her to not be mean. Crack is whack, some model is showing her butt crack and Kenya is flipping out with seeing the coochie crack. Everyone is flipping out on Kenya for being rude except for Cynthia. (Hello? This is your modeling agency).
Kenya calls security on Cynthia’s skinny assistant. To Cynthia’s shock some big guy comes out and tries to escort Cynthia’s skinny assistant out the door. Finally! Cynthia steps in, defends her assistant and tells Kenya she’s being disrespectful to the models. The models line up and Kenya makes a speech about how brave it is to stand in front of them and mocks Cynthia for making the same speech right afterwards. She accuses Cynthia of being intimidated of her and not having an original thought in her head. Game on!
Watch What Happens Live “Phaedra and Coco” by BB
Andy is obsessed with booty tonight.
They are still in the make-shift clubhouse in mid-town.
Apollo is the bartender tonight and he is hot.
The drinking alert word is, what else? Booty.
Phaedra guesses the word is donkeybooty. Close.
Coco still has no power and hasn’t had a shower.
Andy thinks Coco smells good and looks good.
Coco has a side pony-tail, which Andy likes.
Coco also has on a jump suit, which Andy likes.
Phaedra takes credit for setting up Kandi and Todd.
Todd worked on production and they met in South Africa.
NeNe and Kim both rocked new blonde hairdo’s tonight.
Poll Question: Who’s blonde do was best, NeNe or Kim?
Phaedra has never seen Kenya Moore with security.
Coco says Kenya would so not like her (and her cracks).
Coco wants to open a doggy social club.
Coco would love to be a weather caster.
Andy says Coco could be an anchorwoman in LA.
Phaedra describes Kenya as beauty queen on bath salts.
Phaedra doesn’t know when she will have another baby.
Coco doesn’t have the time to devote to a baby now.
Phaedra: Marry, shag, bury – Peter, Greg, Kroy
Phaedra would bury Peter (because of his nice suits)
Phaedra would not marry or shag Greg or Kroy.
Andy says drink up, but butt-chugging is irresponsible.
Coco will be doing Peep Show in Vegas from Dec-Mar
Phaedra says someone said Chateau Sheree is finished.
Phaedra says Sheree has a part in Scary Movie 5.
Coco says Big Ang is also in Scary Movie 5.
Andy says Danielle Staub is also in Scary Movie 5.
I may have to go see Scary Movie 5 for some chuckles.
Andy’s so glad Atlanta’s back. So am I.
Andy shows a sneak peek of Start-Ups. I’ll pass.
Phaedra and Coco play booty-lympics and Coco wins.
Coco and Ice get it on like Donkey-Kong when together.
Mazel to runners who took supplies to Staten Island.
Jackhole to Fox&Friends who questioned fundraiser.
Phaedra brought Andy one of her pink tasers.
Kim won the poll over NeNe 58% to 32% for best hair.
Lighthearted, fun, booty-licious show.
Amazing Race – Leg 6 – Nov 4, 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 (Abba) – Friends (Rockers)
- Natlalie and Nadiya – Twins
Welcome back race fans. You may notice that the list didn’t change from last week. That is because when Beekmans came in last, it was a non elimination round. That means they’ll have to do a speed bump in this leg of the race. They are also starting dead last so it doesn’t look good for them. Except for one thing. This leg takes them to Istanbul Turkey (Europe side), so that will put all the racers on an even footing. They of course must get their tickets first. A few of the highlights and a disappointment for me.
The teams leave in the order they finished, Rockers, Twins and Divorcees… Ryan (Divorcees) says he doesn’t like any of these people especially these other two teams. Must be that their hair is the same length. I have to admit I don’t like the twins either but it has nothing to do with their hair. The teams, in their clue were each given $100 cash for the next leg. Rockers, Abba, keeps the money in a zippered compartment in his backpack. Well, I guess he forgot to zip the fly because the money fell out on the floor at the travel agency. One of the twins found it and quietly asked who it belongs to. Let me ask this.. In Bangladesh, is US Currency laying on the floor a common thing? Somehow I doubt it so twinzies AND Texas, Trey and Lexi, had to know whose money it was but they decide to split the money and the guilty feeling. Texas Kind of wanted to give it back but the twins easily talked them (bribed) them out of it with half the money. To me, that really borders on stealing. Abba notices the money missing, doesn’t suspect the other teams but figured it fell out in the cab. They accept that it’s gone and proceed to beg the locals for cash. Fortunately for them, they find enough donors to replace the $100, in this poor ass country. That’s probably more than a month’s income for some of these people. I’m just going to leave that there for now and hope Karma comes and bites somebody in the ass.
Anyway, everyone makes it on to the flight to Istanbul. Once they land they are to take either a taxi or the metro (train) to the ferry that will take them to the Asian side of the city. Chippers and Monster truckers take the metro, everyone else takes a cab. Since it’s early in the day, the taxis are the best option. In talking with one of the locals, Chippers decide that the train is Not the best option because it stops several times and they get off of at the first stop. This does not go unnoticed by Rob who states, that Chippers are followers and want to be with the rest of the pack. They, Monster Truckers, will do their own thing and probably wind up first in the leg. What ole Rob fails to realize is that he is now in Last place. Rockers are the first to cross the river to the Asian side via ferry and are on their way to the detour. Twins, Texas, Beekmans, and Divorcee are on the next boat followed by Chippers, with Monster truckers bringing up the rear. Eventually, they all arrive and get the clue that will take them to their first task, a detour. This is also where Beekmans will have to do their speed bump.
To get their detour clue, they must find the proper vendor inside a market. The detour is Simit or Scrub it. Simit is the name for Turkish Bagels. To me they look more like large pretzels but what do I know. The object is to stack a number of them on a tray and then, on top of their heads carry these things through the streets and make deliveries to 3 different eateries or markets. The ones who choose this task, are the Beekmans, and Monster Truckers. As each of them find this supplier (baker) they have to load their own tray and set out. Brent (?) is the tray carrier for Beekmans, Rob carries the load for Monster Truckers. Beekmans should have had a comfortable lead here because of the Metro mistake that Rob made but by the end of this, they were dead even. Two things helped Monster truckers catch up. First, the speed bump (Beekmans don’t follow instructions very well). The speedbump is to go to the “MARKED” vender and each eat a double scoop ice cream cone. Sounds simple, Right? Well, getting a cone in Turkey isn’t as easy as one may think. It’s more being an unwilling participant in a side show act complete with juggling, slapping someone in the crotch with the point of the cone, etc. Until the vendor wants to hand it over, no one is eating any ice cream. So they finally get their cones at the stand and eat them. They go back to the guy with the clues to get their next one as if they’ve completed the speed bump. Turns out, while they did eat ice cream, and the kind they were supposed to, it was just a regular vendor so they had to go back and find the right one and do it all over again. Neither was very thrilled with having to do this a second time. The other things that held the Beekmans back is, while Brent was carrying the tray, Josh, was trying to figure out where they were going by talking to the (non English) speaking locals. Brent is pretty annoyed with his partner at this point. They finally find someone who speaks some English to help them out. By now, Monster truckers have nearly caught up and at this point it’s really a race for last place from now until the end.
Scrub it, is exactly as the name implies. They go to a Turkish bath house to get scrubbed down and massaged by some rather large people. They first have to find the vendor that sells the garb people wear while this is being done. No nudies here. The process seems to take quite awhile and the water is cold but I didn’t hear too many complaints.
Ladies, if you’re hoping to see the Chippendales in their skivies, go watch the show. This is my recap so I post pictures of my eye candy, Lexi 😀 .
Due to the Chippers riding the train for part of their trip to the ferry, they are the last to arrive at the bath house as the other teams are exiting the building. As each finishes they are handed their next clue.
The next clue is a Roadblock. One member of each team is to earn 40 Lyra by selling Turkish Sherbet, credited with being the worlds first soft drink. To do so they must dress up in these costumes and strap a huge tea pot looking thing on their back and to pour it into the cup, they have to bend over to pour. Nothing really that simple at first but they all get the hang of it. Lexi handles it for Texas (she sure looked cute in that getup), Abba for Rockers, James (dark hair) for Chippers, Kelley for Monster Truckers, Brent for Beekmans, Ryan for Divorcees, and I couldn’t tell you which twin for them. They look alike to me and kind of honestly, I don’t care which is which at this point. I do think one is taller than the other. Most do pretty well and get it done. Ryan enlisted the help of a local to act as an agent which for him, was pure genius. With his lackluster style, I think he would still be there Trying to push this stuff. Remember, They have a fast forward though it doesn’t get played in this round. Lexi is the first to finish and Texas is the first to depart on the next part much to the delight of the twins. Delight because they don’t want Abbie and Ryan finishing first so it’s anybody but them as far as the twins are concerned.
The next stop, is the pit stop, aboard the boat shown at the left. I didn’t catch the significance of that boat, it’s just the final resting place for this leg. Trey and Lexi are the first to finish and they win a trip to Australia. Nice. They are followed by Rockers and then Divorcees (who did note that the twins were cheering Texas over them). Twins took fourth place, looking at Abbie’s assets (hehe). Chippers took fifth so they are finally moving up in the ranks. That leaves Beekmans and Monster Truckers battling for sixth place. Beekmans finish the roadblock first and try to set off in their taxi however, traffic is not moving at all. So, they take it upon themselves to exit the cab, find out what is wrong, and begin directing traffic to get things moving. I guess in Turkey, people just stop in the middle of the road to handle business (there’s really no other place to stop in this area). Of course now Monster Truckers are hot on their heels but Rob notes, that they are done unless they can get to the pit stop before the Beekmans. Sorry Dude.. Didn’t happen that way. Beekmans beat them to sixth and final place, ending the race for Rob and Kelley. He says he’s proud of his wife and is thankful, more than a million dollars worth, to have her and to have been on the race with her. Hey.. Say what you like about the guy being a goon but I believe he does love his wife, didn’t fight with or berate her at all on the trip, and just generally had some fun. By the way, on the show, the lost money never came up. Will it later? We’ll see. Also, I learnt something new.. I didn’t know Istanbul Turkey stood on two continents separated by The Bosphorus River (which they had to cross by ferry boat).
That’s about it folks. See you next time when we are off to Moscow. I’m off to watch Revenge and The Walking Dead. You all can have the Housewives and Bravo 😉
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Kind of a postscript side note if you’ll permit me. I really want to thank NMD and the others for keeping this thing of ours going. Without their efforts who knows where we’d all be scattered about to by now. I say ours, because I stated once before.. What I really got from the blog was all of you. What you got, was each other, and me (good or bad, I’ll let you judge 😉 ). I do enjoy sharing these recaps with you and I hope you enjoy them as well.
Revenge by Empress of Aiken
I’m still looking for bloggers for
- Million Dollar Matchmaker and
- WWHL when Housewives are on.
We have a volunteer for Shahs of Sunset. Yay!
Monday Night Lineup, Nov. 5th (New Episodes) by BB
8PM EST – Basketball Wives LA (VH-1); DWTS All-stars (ABC); 90210 (CW); How I Met Your Mother/Partners (CBS); The Voice (NBC); Bones (Fox); WWE Monday Night Raw (USA); Overhaulin’ (Discovery); Breaking Amish Extended (TLC); NFL Eagles/Saints(ESPN); Inside the Afghanistan War (NatGeo)
9PM EST – Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Bravo); 2 Broke Girls/Mike and Molly (CBS); Gossip Girl (CW); The Mob Doctor (Fox); Love It or List It (HGTV); Breaking Amish Extented (TLC); American Chopper (Discovery); Anthony Bourdain No Reservations (TRVL); Vegas Strip (truTV); American Pickers (History); TJ&Tiny/Chrissy&Mr.Jones (VH-1); Blood, Lies and Alibis (ID); RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars (Logo); House Crashers (DIY)
10 PM EST – Start-Ups: Silicon Valley (Bravo); Hawaii Five-0 (CBS); Revolution (NBC); Castle (ABC); Dangerous Grounds (Trvl); Ridiculousness/Inbetweeners (MTV); HHI (HGTV 10:30); Breaking Amish Extended (TLC); Jesse James Outlaw Garage (Discovery); Caught Red Handed (truTV); Pawn Stars (History); Diners, Drive-In and Dives(Food); Final Witness (ID); Bad Girls Club Mexico (Oxygen); Untucked All Stars (LOGO); Kitchen Crashers (DIY); To Catch A Smuggler (NatGeo)
11PM EST – WWHL; Kyle Richards and Jay Mohr (Bravo)