Paul and Adrienne Settle their Divorce and
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Paul Nassif and Adrienne have come to a divorce settlement. The both took to twitter to let the world know. Adrienne’s message was short:
Paul issued a longer statement:
I wish both of them the best and hope that they can remain civil for the sake of the three children. I really hope this is the last we hear of trouble between them. Oh and Adrienne – you may want to find a new chef as well.
Confirmation from Heather Dubrow that she’s filming The Real Housewives of Orange County. Heather told a friend on twitter that she was “Crazed! Shooting 2 shows this week! ack!” I asked her what other show she was filming besides housewives, and her response “Hot in Cleveland.”
Brandi Glanville has been suffering from an infection, throwing up, and tweeted that she called 911 and was rushed to the hospital. Lisa Vanderpump rode in the ambulance with her, with Lisa’s husband Ken Todd driving their car behind. I’m glad Brandi had Lisa to count on. Get well soon Brandi.
Brooke Burke-Charvet– Dancing with the Stars Host – has announced that she has a cancerous nodule in her thyroid and will undergo surgery to remove it. She’s keeping positive and her doctors have assured her that her prognosis is good. Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery Brooke. Read more here.
Kim Zolciak‘s ex boyfriend Big Poppa Lee Najjar was arrested yesterday. Our new Atlanta blogs blogger Hildog pulled the file. “It was a Gwinnett County warrant. It was failure to appear in Gwinnett. He was brought into Gwinnett County on 11/6/12 at 8:59PM and released on 11/7/12 at 3:51.”
Dave Hester from Storage Wars has pulled the rug out from faux-reality TV. According to Gather – he didn’t sign up for a new season of storage wars (maybe as a contract negotiation ploy) and when they started filming without him, as source close to him said he thought he was fired. After that, producers learned that he was telling people the show was fake. Yuuup. This might be the end of Dave Hester on our screen, but will it also be the end of the show? I’ve pretty much assumed it was fake from the beginning, but I still tune in once in a while. Aren’t most of the shows somewhat fake??
JoJo and Tiny from Couple’s Therapy have split. Viewers of the show are familiar with JoJo’s heavy drinking, which strained the relationship between the couple. RadarOnline broke the story, with a quote from a family friend. “Tashaunda just can not deal with JoJo’s alcoholism any longer,” the source says. “And, I can’t blame her. I’ve known JoJo for years and his out of control drinking has always been a major issue in our friendship. He’s just a different guy when he drinks, he’s like Jekkyl and Hyde…. he changes. I think what really grates on Tiny is that JoJo will not admit to his problem and therefore will never get help. The relationship is going nowhere and she isn’t prepared to stick around and nurse an alcoholic any longer. He’s been in and out of the hospital over the years for his drinking and the stress and worry is just too much to deal with. Add to that the fact that he turns into this raging a**hole when drunk and it’s a no brainer she’s done with their marriage.”
New Housewives for New York? One season after Bravo fired a record four housewives from the franchise, they may be looking to change it up a little more. According to Wetpaint they are busy interviewing ladies. One name that has surfaced is Jene Luciani. According to Wetpaint, producers “went to a meeting for her lingerie-inspired handbag line, a pole-dancing fitness class, and met her 3-year-old daughter at her country home. They also took a tour of her vintage clothing collection,” said a source. They continued: “There’s at least one more person they’re currently looking at. She may turn out to be a better fit for the show than [Luciani],” This really doesn’t come as a surprise to long time viewers of the show. We’ve been expecting the Countess Luann to get the pink slip for quite some time. As for the three new ladies – Aviva, Heather, and Carole – it’s hard to say. My guess is Bravo will give them another year to connect with viewers. Carole is a good friend of Bravo producer Andy Cohen and was on his low budget talk show last night. Asked about former cast member Jill Zarin’s public comments that Carole and Heather should be fired, Carole looked confused for a moment and then asked Andy, “Jill Who?” Carole gained a lot of fans with that quip. One of the biggest shocks of the night was that Jill didn’t immediately take to twitter to extend her 15 minutes.
Project Runway “Up Your Aerosol” by BB
The best way to describe the challenge for this episode is to just quote from Lifetime: “Graffiti artists help the designers tag their fabric with spray paint from which they must create wearable art.” The guest judges will be Robert Tagliapietra and Jeffrey Costello. The designers need to create something that would look equally good in an art gallery and on the runway. Suede says, “Suede has never even held a spray paint can before . . .”
The designers meet Carolyn on the street with a group of the world’s top graffiti artists. They must sketch and paint their designs on white fabric right then and there. They have $50 to buy anything else they might need at Mood. They have the entire next day to work on their designs.
Kayne and Ivy are having lunch and talking trash about how Laura Kathleen talks about herself and how privileged a life she’s had. Laura Kathleen walks in and senses Ivy is laughing at her. They had issues on a previous season. After Ivy leaves, Kayne advises Laura Kathleen to watch how she says things to other people.
Kayne is making a full length one piece gown (I’m shocked). Emilio is making a jacket. Joanna comes in and notices Althea is making something similar to what she’s wearing. Joanna loves the print. Joanna thinks Emilio’s jacket looks like it has blood running down the lapel. When she gets to Kayne, she mentions the fine line between hideous and fabulous.
As far as Anthony Ryan’s print is concerned, Joanna asks him how he will accessorize his kind of plain print. She loves Casanova’s and Uli’s designs. Joanna wonders if Andrae’s design is wearable. Joanna questions Suede’s pattern and she also asks him if it’s wearable art. Joanna questions Laura Kathleen’s uneven hemline. Ivy explains her super-hero concept to Joanna, and Joanna asks her about the taste factor around the room. As Joanna leaves, she tells the designers she’s been very moved by some of the designs.
As the models arrive, Uli is really pleased. Kayne has to take 8 inches off of the bottom of his dress. Joshua thinks Ivy’s jacket is the same one she did for challenge one only a different color with a cut-out. Anthony Ryan’s garment is way too heavy and he has to take the lining out. Kayne doesn’t want to be in the bottom this week like last week. Anthony Ryan is noticing Ivy is stronger than he thought. He had not considered her to be one of the top competitor’s but he may have been wrong.
Runway day. Hair and make-up, blah, blah, blah. Each designer is sizing up the competition’s designs and pointing out the ones they are not worried about. I wonder if the judges will agree. I have a feeling Andrae’s time is about to run out. To me, he just doesn’t belong there. Kayne and Suede may also be in trouble.
Runway time. Andrae’s dress. Hate it and the styling. I like Uli’s design. She’s afraid it doesn’t stand out enough. Kayne thinks his model looks like Kate Middleton. There’s a lot going on there. Laura Kathleen’s dress is pretty, but she’s afraid it’s too short. I love Anthony’s Ryan’s dress. Casanova’s dress is not bad, but not in the top I don’t think. Emilio’s model stands out in very bright orange and yellow. I’m not so fond of Suede’s dress, but I like it better than Andrae’s. Ivy’s outfit is the most literal as far as graffiti goes. Joshua’s looks like wearable art, but I’m not sure if I like the top with the bottom.
Ivy, Emilio, Suede, Anthony Ryan, Laura Kathleen and Kayne are called out. The rest can leave the runway. Three have high scores and three have low scores. I can’t believe Andrae is not there in the bottom three. Georgina loves Anthony Ryan’s dress and Carolyn loves the cut-out in the back. Georgina would love to see Laura Kathleen’s the dress longer. It being so short cheapens it a little. The judges wanted the hem to be straight across and Carolyn could have done without the fringe in the back. Georgina likes that Suede tried to go feminine, but they don’t like the piettes, and it’s a little confusing. Carolyn loves Emilio’s design and wants to wear it. Georgina thinks the proportions are fantastic. The judges do have an issue with the belt on Emilio’s jacket. Georgina likes Ivy’s design with its tailoring and femininity. Kayne is up last. Isaac declares it the most dramatic thing on the runway, but the judges don’t like the bottom. It has too many ideas and it’s not flattering to the model.
So the top three are Ivy, Anthony Ryan and Emilio. The bottom three are Laura Kathleen, Kayne and Suede. I like Anthony Ryan’s, but the judges may think his is too safe. I think they will pick either Emilio or Ivy, both who went bolder. I don’t think Laura Kathleen will be going home. It’s going to be between Kayne and Suede. Kayne’s execution is better, but Isaac thinks it looks like a sample room piece. There is a piece of Suede in Suede’s design, whatever that means.
And the winner is . . . Emilio. Ivy and Anthony Ryan are safe. Laura Kathleen is deemed safe, no surprise there, and leaves the runway. Suede is out. Suede says, “It’s Suede’s time to go again. Suede out.” BB says, “Bye, Suede. BB will kind of miss you. And BB is thinking Princess Pindy will miss you too.
Couple’s Therapy Episode 6 by Mr and Mrs Lulu
Opens to Shayne destroying Doug’s creepy mural to Courtney. Finally everyone is for once bonding, relaxing and getting along. Maybe a little too much!! Simon that speedo! Nik creates a “Dourtney is dead” T-shirt.
Dr Jen the party pooper!
Dr Jen is visibly upset by the group’s happy behavior at ‘Dourtney’s” departure?!?!? So it’s the group’s fault for the way Courtney dresses, behaves and her problems! When anyone expresses their joy their “EVIL!” I have to say I feel like I just watched “one who flew over the cuckoo’s nest!” WTH is wrong with Dr Jen???
Alex and Simon
Alex and Simon discuss Dr Jen’s scolding. She rightfully pointed out that Dr Jen is being unreasonable.
The moron’s are gone but yet we are again the dominating topic is “Dourtney!” In fact Dr Jen refuses to go on any further with therapy. She wants the group to realize that “They” not “Dourtney” were the aggressors.
It’s “their” fault yet again for Courtney’s issues. Nik voices his anger at them for breaking the rules. Tiny voices that she feels disrespected by the way Courtney dresses, behaves around her husband. Then when Simon voices let’s move on he is told that he is now bullying Dr Jen.
Dr Jen scolds Alex for putting dollar bills in her skirt. She says that particular moment they just finished voicing the fact that they felt bullied by the group. That reinforced it. Apparently we are supposed to believe that Alex was supposed the take the “high” road? What road?!?!?! Dr Jen is oblivious to their appalling behavior. I question Dr Jen’s ethics for yelling at them for being “happy” that the people who were derailing their therapy, antagonizing them was actually not??!?!!?! I can’t express enough that as a viewer this episode is a complete disconnect. It’s like we are supposed to erase our memories and believe in this saint of a couple “Dourtney!” I have no idea how any of the couple’s stayed! I would have not only left but asked for a refund.
Joan’s story of loss??
Forgive me when I think of loss I think of death. Joan met and married her college sweetheart. They had babies and a happy life. Till one day her husband hit the back of his head heard and passed out. When he awoke he is suffering from a rare form of amnesia that wiped out the past 46 years of his life. He didn’t know his wife, his life, or children. He had to learn to trust his wife and relearn that he loved her.
Alex’s meeting with mom
Alex’s mother enters the room and the topic is the “trailer” incident. Alex felt that by opening the trailer door she stepped on her mother’s toes. But her mother voices that all she could remember from that day was Alex bravely dialing 911. She apologizes for not knowing how to handle the situation. It’s very touching to see a mother and daughter reconcile.
Just when the crazy train stopped….
Need I say more? Well Dr Jen (see producers!) decided that with “Dourtney” gone the ratings might drop. So Dr Jen calls in a group meeting and tells them that “Dourtney” is returning!!! Shocker!!!
Given Dr Jen’s behavior I would rather seek mental help from a drunk at a bar. Let’s say hypothetically by no fault of my own a rock falls on my foot. Well Dr Jen would spend hours berating me on how it was my fault for: being there, the choice of shoe I was wearing and the fact that I chose to stand at that spot when it happened. While the drunk would just say: S#$T happens! Is the end near yet!!!
I don’t know how much more of “Dourtney” I can tolerate.
Doctor Jen puts her ethical responsibilities on others.
I get it, as a mental health care professional Doctor Jen has an expectation of giving, and seeing to, that every patient getting the best and most compassionate care.
I do not see though how she can extend that for the others after they have been antagonized time and again by Doug and Courtney’s refusal to be a part of the process of group therapy. And more so, not just a refusal, but a continuous effort to disrupt it. I really do feel Courtney is a narcissist, especially seeing her own sense of self worth and confidence so rattled by being told to throw on some appropriate clothing. That on top of her grand delusions for being a life saver as she advocates against bullying. I understand that Doctor Jen wants to, in line with the standards of her profession give Doug and Courtney the therapy they appear to need. For which I can commend her. But I just do not feel she is objectively looking at if Courtney, and by extension Doug through his enabling, really care at all and do not just see it as free publicity.
Also, maybe it was just the editing of the segment. But Doctor Jen looked a tad emotionally manipulative in the group session when she was addressed on how the others felt. Having had an Irish Catholic mother, a real master of the guilt trip and emotional heartstrings pull of ‘you hurt me’, I know if I had been in Simon’s I would have went back with, ‘Well when do I get to be hurt?’ Because like Alex pointed out to Doctor Jen, the other couples were left to their own devices with regards to Courtney and Doug for so long that they developed resentment, and rightfully so.
The Story of Loss?!?!
I’m pretty baffled here. Did Doctor Jen just not want to present a realistic example and story of loss? I can see why somewhat. My family, on both sides, is a rarity where on average the men are the ones who outlive the woman by significant lengths, around fifteen years. For me personally, there is no more heart aching image than seeing a man who will love and miss his wife till the day he dies, go on like that, now that is the image of love and loss in my mind. So this fairy tale like story, and don’t get me wrong it is a great story, I don’t get what the point is for a therapy setting. What, that sometimes things work out under difficult circumstances? I’d figure a more important point for therapy would be, these things happen, they are hard, you can work and make it through them, but the fairy tail endings are rare, and you need to except that if you don’t work at it as hard as you can your marriage will fail. It just seemed like the only point was to try and give the group a hopeful message.
Alex and her Mother,
This was very hard to watch. So often when caught up in a crisis, we simply do everything we can to keep moving, the things we should and have to do. And only later do we have time to reflect. To see how Alex held herself accountable here was sad, I really felt bad for her, how after the fact she had carried around so much of a burden, questioning herself on her actions for so long. And to think she was only eleven at the time, whom knows what an eleven year old mind could imagine, and impose on to those memories. It was really emotionally moving to see her and her Mother reach a point of closure on the topic.
Why? Really, why did they bring these two back? The premise of the show, even though it is reality television, is couple therapy, and that is damn dramatic and hard enough. So why they need to inflict drama by Dourtney on the others is beyond me. I don’t watch the show for their ‘Look at me’ nonsense, I watch the show because I like the other couples, they feel legitimate to me, and I can relate to them, and see myself, and my own relationship in theirs at times. With Doug and Courtney I do not get that, and feel less about them by the week.
Friday Night Lineup, 9 November by BB
8PM EST – Undercover Boss (CBS); America’s Next Top Model (CW); Last Man Standing/Malibu Country (ABC); Kitchen Nightmares (Fox); Gold Rush: The Dirt (Discovery)
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); Dateline NBC (NBC); Teen Trouble (Lifetime); 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)
Still no word from NJBev, BlueSky and MaryLa. I’ve emailed them all.
I don’t think BlueSky lives on the coast – this was her last post on the blog:
LavaLady I’ll be praying for you, NJBev, and everyone else with homes on the Jersey Shore. We’re supposed to get lots of rain, so even homes inland might have basements flooding. Last hurricane, some people were without power for over a week in my town.
NJBev may not even know we’re keeping a list. Her last post was on the 25th.
MaryLa is in Maryland according to her last post on the blog.
Thank you. We’ve had volunteers (all new) for the Atlanta Blogs, WWHL, Million Dollar Decorators. and Shahs of Sunset.
If anyone is interested in other shows let me know!