Bachelorette Party for Orange County Housewives and Other News by NoMoreDrama
Bachelorette Party for the Orange County Housewives. Yesterday morning Tamra Barney tweeted this: “Headed to LAX ….off you to a bachelorette party! Gee I wonder who’s?” Followed by: “Only the best for us housewives . Crew in first class,” and the photo to the right. Oops. I guess Bravo doesn’t fly the housewives first class. How funny.
Heather Dubrow tweeted the following: “Leaving my babies and @DrDubrow for 2 days! Excited for a girls trip but SO hard to leave!”
Just in case you’re wondering. It wasn’t for Gretchen Rossi. She confirmed to RealMrHousewife of RumorFix that she is not
yet engaged to Slade Smiley. Not that we would have really had to guess, as Vicki Gunvalson was a lot more direct. Her tweet: “Heading to Tamra’s bachelorette party in Puerto Vallarta! Woo hoo!!!” with the picture below posted on her facebook page:
On the Real Housewives of Atlanta Kim Zolciak is being
evicted asked to leave her 16,000 square foot home. Fast forward to real time, and the mansion is up for sale for $2,999,000. Fans of the show will remember Kim and Kroy’s wedding in the back yard, and a huge fight between Kim and her parents when she made the bathrooms in the house off-limits. Turns out there are 10 bathrooms according to Trulia. Not to mention six bedrooms, a sports court, pool with waterfall, outdoor living area, an elevator, three full kitchens, a theater, game room, billiard room, au pair suite with full kitchen, gentlemen’s library, caterer’s planning office, two laundry rooms, a gym, reading loft, and sitting area with fireplace, three family rooms, a master suite with morning room and coffee bar. Seriously? Kim couldn’t share a small portion of that with her relatives to make sure they were comfortable during her wedding??
Rosie O’Donnell and NeNe Leakes will be guest co-hosting Anderson Live today. Let’s see how NeNe does. She’s made it clear that she’d like to have her own talk show at some point.
Real Housewives of Atlanta Call Me Miss U.S.A. by RamonaCoaster
Gregg and Nene are getting pedicures together. Nene is going to New York and Gregg is taking care of Brent while she is away. Gregg is on full blast seduction mode with Nene and says not only does he want a key to her house but also a key to her heart. Gregg hands the keys to his house as a symbolic gesture. Nene thinks he needs therapy. Gregg recites an embarrassing poem to Nene and Nene squeals. Miss Lawrence comes in because they are in his salon. Lawrence gives advice to Gregg. Nene makes a joke about Lawrence knowing how to woo a woman because he is one himself.
Kim and Sweetie are out by the pool discussing their homelessness again. Kim paid for the landscaping for the wedding on her rented home that she is being evicted from and she wants to pull out every “mo fo” flower and take it with them. Kim and Kroy begin discussing eventually becoming the Duggar family because Kim and Kroy can’t stop (oh you get the idea).
Now we get to meet a new girl Porsha. Porsha and Kenya meet for lunch where Porsha courts Kenya to go to her charity event for the Hosea Williams Foundation. Kenya seems blindsided when Porsha asks if she is married or has ever been. Porsha is newly wedded to Kordell Stewart, a football player. She says she wants twins so she doesn’t have to get pregnant too often. She talks some gibberish about the Chinese calender. Porsha tells Kenya about a fertility doctor that her 43 yr old aunt went to but Kenya is not interested in hearing it. Kenya tells Porsha she will go to her charity event and bring a few friends with her. Porsha says Nene and some of the other women go to the event for the photo opportunities but don’t stay. Kenya from listening to Porsha deduces she’s a cheerleader.
Porsha explains what the Hosea Williams Foundation It is her late grandfather’s charity and her grandfather was a civil rights leader alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. She is married to Kordell Stewart and she didn’t know who he was when they started dating until some of her male relatives informed her. Porsha pretty much knows she is very lucky and very blessed.
Nene is in New York when Cynthia knocks on her hotel door. Nene is doing press week for NBC in New York to promote her new show. Nene feels the higher she goes, the less concerned she is with petty, jealous people. She starts talking about Kim and how she means nothing to her. They chat about Emmy nominations and the view outside her hotel window of Central Park. Cynthia has a plan to show Nene New York city and to take the subway.
Kandi is packing up her home to rent it out and she is taking extra special care with her Grammy award. Her Uncle Robert who used to work for a moving company shows them how to pack and tells her how he carried a refrigerator using a hump strap. (Sounds like something out of Kandi’s line of sex toys). They talk about the memories they had in this home. Then Uncle Robert talks about Bo’ Hog root being ten times better than viagra.
Kenya and the lawyer meet for drinks and gelato at the bar when the lawyer mentions her plans for her workout video. Kenya volunteers to shoot the fitness video for her. (I must say the lawyer has much better powers of persuasion than Porsha – Kenya just jumped on doing that video). Kenya talks about her relationship with men and her mother. She has a torturous relationship with her mother. Kenya’s mother has denied that she had a child. She is diagnosed as mentally ill. The lawyer sympathizes with Kenya and they toast to friendship and moving forward.
Kroy is showing Kim how to put out a fire because they just had a small fire at their home. Kroy lights something on fire on the lawn so that Kim can put it out with a fire extinguisher. As usual Kim complains about anything that involves manual labor.
Cynthia has a video camera on hand to record Nene’s first trip on the subway. She is going to show her how to use the subway and how to purchase a Metro card. Here comes the R train! Nene thinks there are too many people on the subway so that can’t get on. I’m sure Cynthia taught her how to squeeze in like sardines in a tin can and they board a car. Nene meets some performing art students on the train who recognize her from being on Glee. Nene wishes them luck and gets off at the Fifth Ave station. So from 49th Street station to Fifth Ave station, I see she only made two subway stops. (And I thought she’d only make one.) Once they surface, Cynthia finds a hot dog cart and Nene squeals as she witnesses Cynthia putting the street meat in her mouth.
Porsha is at her fundraiser event when Kenya walks in with her friend. Kenya remarks that she thought there would be more celebrities there. It’s supposed to be a woman’s event but Kordell Stewart walks in and brings a present to Porsha, a Chanel bag. Once Porsha parades her husband around and he drops off a check for the charity, the women kick him out. Porsha starts talking on the microphone to thank Kenya for coming but she gets Kenya’s title wrong and calls her Miss America instead of Miss USA. Kenya gets miffed and starts acting like a diva complaining about being cold. She excuses herself and her friend to go outside but they are really going to sneak out of the event. They wait for Miss Lawrence outside. Porsha comes out to check on them and goes back in. Kenya tells Miss Lawrence when he arrives what happened. Porsha comes back out to tell her that her food is on the table. Cut to commercial.
Porsha is telling Kenya that she is being disrespectful. Kenya tries to straighten by her telling her that she should know something about her guests before she makes any introductions about her. Porsha says her title is from 19 whatever. Kenya tells her to do her research. Porsha tells Kenya this is about charity and about children. Kenya says she feels uncomfortable. Porsha then tells her to leave. Kenya says no this is my back and I’m leaving. Kenya then tells Porsha she’s throwing a whack event. They continue to throw one more insult to each other and leave.
Amazing Race – Leg 7 continued and Leg 8 – Nov 18, 2012 by MelTheHound
Welcome back race fans… Here is where we stand after the first 7 episodes.
- Abbie & Ryan – Dating Divorcees
- Trey and Alexis -Dating couple (Texas)
- Jaymes and James – Chippendales
- Josh and Brent – Goat Farmers (Beekmans)
- James and Mark (Abba) – Friends (Rockers)
- Natlalie and Nadiya – Twins
Welcome back race fans. All of you shrewd observers will notice the list is the same as it was last week (again, I don’t post order of finish, but that they did start this week’s leg). It was a two parter and when we left off, Beekmans, and Divorcees were still at the pool waiting for Beekmans to finish the syncronized swimming task of the detour. Rockers, had reached the roadblock but left their backpacks in the cab, who left with them, and their passports. Phil had informed them that in order to check in, they needed to produce the passports. Part of this next episode I really don’t understand with that requirement but we’ll get to it.
We pick up this week with Beekmans still trying to finish the swimming tasks. I’m surprised they don’t look like wrinkled dried up white raisins by now. Poor Brent cannot even do a proper dive into the pool but I think Coach lady is looking beyond that as long as he at least makes it into the water. It’s late so I’m going to do some cutting to the chase here. Beekmans run out of time at the pool so they will have to eat a 4 hour penalty in the next leg. At the tree of love, Josh figures out the lock setup pretty quick while, Abbie cannot get her first lock unlocked. Once Josh completes the task, he helps Abbie (because they stayed behind at the pool), and the 4 of them proceed to the pit stop thinking one of them, is done. They step on the mat about the same time, but Phil calls Abbie and Ryan 4th place and Beekmans, 5th place. He informs them that there is still another team, yet to check in (Rockers) so they are still in the race. Again, Beekmans have a 4 hour penalty in the next leg.
We see Rockers then trying to figure out what has happened with their backpacks, checking hotels, police stations, etc. No luck so they proceed to the pit stop to say goodbye to Phil (Good luck getting back into the USA without those passports fellas). Phil tells them what I knew last week. Non Elimination round. They are STILL in the race but when needed, will have to produce the passports. This is the confusing part to me. Why not now, when he sent them away earlier to find the passports, Before, they could check in at the pit stop? A little producer intervention perhaps or is there something in the rules that covers that. Anyway, in the next leg, they will have a speed bump because it was a non elimination round and they were last to arrive. I’m guessing still in Moscow as well since they are continuing without the passports. Phil also tells them, they will have to be able to produce them when needed.. Did I cover that already? I think I did, and I thought they were needed at check in, so I’m still confused.
Okay let’s start this pig of a next leg (I really don’t see what the point of the cliffhanger was last week).. Texas was the first to finish so they are first to leave. The clue they are given is to get to study building number 6 at the Moscow agricultural academy. Sounds simple, right? Once they get there, they are to follow a marked path to Large Chemistry Auditorium No 1 for their next clue. Texas hails a cab and they’re off…. Cabbie says he knows where they are going. He drops them off at an underground, I’m assuming used to get to the other side of the street without traffic controls. It isn’t the academy. They hail another cabbie, who says he knows where this place it. In her TH before they got into the first cab, Lexi said that she wants to keep their first place cushion to secure first again. The last picture, I show in this set is their second cab driver. A quick description for you who can’t completely see it. This guy is about 60+, wearing a pink shirt, a white with pink polka dot tie, drinking his coffee with one hand, and smoking a cigarette with the other, with the windows all rolled up in the car. Their cabbie pulls up to where he thinks they wanted to go, there is no building there. I’m kind of laughing at this point because I think they are going to need Rocker’s extra $50 to complete this leg. Cabbie number two has delivered them to the wrong location. Karma is biting them in the butt.
Meanwhile, Chippers get underway. They hail a cab and like magic, there is one right there for them. Jaymes, or James, says they are going to continue running the race as they have been. Having fun and being friends with everybody. Seems to be working for them. That’s because, their driver actually had a clue of where he was going and Chippers are the first to arrive at the academy. Back in the Texas cab, Lexi has put the window down to let the smoke out, it is raining, and a passing vehicle splashes them with road water. They are hoping this dude knows where he’s going and third time is the charm. He takes them to a hotel where they can ask where to go. This dude is lost. I wouldn’t be surprised if by the end of cab number two, they are right back where they started. Let’s see. Nope, they finally find somebody that knows where they are going and get proper directions. Leisure Suit Larry (complete with white shoes) the cabbie got them close enough. So now Chippers and Texas are at the same location, still looking for their clue. Chippers would have been long gone but they had to wait until 8am to proceed which, gave Texas time to catch up. The school bell rings and they are able to enter the room that holds the clue. This is where they also learn that Rockers are still in the race and they have to do a speed bump.
It is a roadblock.. “Who is in the zone”.. Russia is twice the size of the USA and has several time zones. The object of this game is view 2 slides. One showing the actual time zone (UTC +4 ), and one showing cities throughout Russia, The players must calculate the correct times, given a baseline time (4:00pm in Moscow, for ex), and get 5 of them correct. It’s a timed quiz, and the checker must give approval (correct answers) before the player gets the next clue and moves on. Got all that? Good.. Here is the gotcha in this game. It’s a trick question of sorts. If a player takes this too literally, and the base time is 1pm for example, he’s going to add 4 to the Moscow time and answer 5pm for that city (by adding the UTC to the baseline time). That of course is wrong. The proper answer for Moscow would be 1pm.. The screen with the cities is only shown for a few seconds. That is, it isn’t left there to study for a long period of time so this also requires memory. A few seconds after the city screen disappears, the professor dude (shown next to Phil) hollars put the pencils down. Time’s up for that round. James (Virginia) plays for Chippers, and Lexi for Texas. Someone please tell me why Lexi, a college grad, needs to write the numbers down, to do this simple addition? I mean numbers like 4 and 5 added together. Was she in college for an MRS degree? (You all know what that is, don’t you?). About this time in the show, Twins are getting started. Let’s see what kind of trouble they can get into, in a minute. At test number 10, James and Lexi begin to work together. They each take half the map, solve their time problems and copy from each other. It may have worked on that round if they got the point that Moscow, is for all intents and purposes, 0, and each other time zone is 4 less than the printed number. Test 10 is a fail for them. On test 11, Lexi finally figures it out. James didn’t get it on the first 11 either so Lexi wasn’t the only one making mistakes. Earlier, James said he was glad to be out of college long ago. They finally finish and get their clue.
The Detour is “Movers or Shakers”.. Shakers is to learn and perform a Russian soldier’s dance. Movers is to ‘test their powers of observations by identifying famous Russian leaders’. In movers, they will attend a costume party where the guests are dressed as Russian leaders and the racers must identify 7 of them working from a list. Both Texas and Chippers decide to take on the Shakers (dance) task. Twinnies found a cab and are telling him where to go. The guy says he’s been doing this 36 years and he knows where he is going (The Academy).. We’ll see how that works out for them. At the dance place, James (dark hair) sprained his ankle back in Shanghi but he’s going to give it the ole college try. After a long time trying to learn it, the Chippers decide to just try it. The first try for Texas is a failure as it is for Chippers. Kind of sloppy looking. Back with the twinnies, apparently their cabbie knew what he was doing because they are at the academy. They read the roadblock clue and decide to use their express pass, knowing they are complete morons and will never be able to add two numbers together. Sorry, ladies, I still don’t like these two and they still annoy the hell out of me. Twins decide to do the dance too. Second try at the dance, I think the judge took pity on James and his bad ankle and said good enough. Trust me my friends, if they had to do this Entire dance, none of them would have moved past the task (with the possible exception of dance instructor Abbie, who hasn’t even started yet). Texas finishes minutes behind Chippers and it’s a real race for first place.
The clue, of course, is the pit stop. It is at this park which is kind of an amusement park carnival type place. ‘Hidden’ there is a small performance pavilion and the racers must find it to end their part in this leg of the race. Last team to arrive may be eliminated. For the most part, Chippers and Texas had been working together, sort of. However, outside where they are getting cabs to get to the pit stops, they get separated and Chippers decide to just go ahead. While Texas is trying to get a cab, Twins arrive at the dance place. Lexi asks if she can take their cab, no he’s waiting for us, one of the twin’s says. Chippers note that they are actually in a race for first.
Okay.. We’ll hold the thought on that race for first for a moment. Inside the dance place, twins are receiving instructions. These women have some junk in the trunk, let’s face, and one of them, splits her pant. I laughed, it’s all they could do but she had to go find another pair to avoid giving all of us a show. I’m going to jump ahead a little with them here, they get through the task and actually did pretty well with it so they can leave. Remember, they express passed in third place to get to this point, still in third.
We then see Rockers at their hotel, who have not left yet. Neither have Divorcees nor Beekmans. Rockers have to do a speed bump and they still don’t have passports. The are going with the line that the passports have been stolen by their cab driver. We then see Beekmans waiting out their penalty of 4 hours for not completing the detour. Next, finally, Divorcees are able to leave. Over at the pit stop area, the race for first is over. Chippers win the day followed by Texas. Back in Divorcees cab, Abbie is bragging on Ryan about how good he is with math and science (hold that thought). Twins finish the dance, and take third place in the leg of the race, and for the first time, aren’t bitching about not finishing first. The express pass had to be used this leg or it was gone. I doubt they needed it but it is no longer a part of the race. Over at the academy, rocket scientist Ryan blows at least 25 tries getting that time zone task correct. He did some bragging of his own about how good he is at this stuff so I’m laughing my ass off at this guy for it. While he is screwing this up he’s making comments like, there is something wrong in the matrix. The file is corrupt. Yes, folks, he really used those references with regard to his problem in this task. He finally figures out what he’s doing wrong, gets it right, they get their clue and choose the dance task. Cutting to the chase again, they get through it pretty quick and are off to the pit stop.
Beekmans are finally able to leave with Rockers right behind them. Sort of. They aren’t in a cab yet and decide to take a detour of their own to try and get passports. Their big problem right now, on top of everything else, is they have to report the passports stolen. The problem with that is, the forms are in Russian and they cannot find anyone to translate, at first (I’m skipping around a bit at this point). Cutting to some chase here. Beekmans arrive at the academy, get the roadblock clue, Brent does it, and blows right through it.
Here’s where we stand right now (I really hate the way they bounce around in these edits). Chippers and Texas are shown finishing, in that order. Twins are on their way to the pit stop. Divorcees are on their way to the pit stop. Beekmans are still in their cab getting to the academy (I’ve already told you what happens with them in the time zone roadblock). Rockers are still looking for a place they can file a police report (with help from a translator) and they finally get the paperwork moving to hopefully recover or replace their passports (we’ve spent WAY too much time on this show with these damned passports… Lesson to you my friends, if you travel out of the country, attach your passports to your bodies with safety pins, replacing them is a gigantic pain in the ass. At the very least, don’t leave them in your taxi cabs).
Okay, Beekmans also do the leader ID task. Apparently there are multiples and they must not only ID them but count them. They decide to relax a little bit believing there is no way in hell that Rockers are going to catch them at this point (and they are probably correct) due to the speed bump at the very least. Beekmans get the task right and are allowed to proceed. So, they’ve come from a 9 hour time lag plus a 4 hour delay, and are currently in 5th place.
Here’s where we stand, in the end. Chippers, Texas, Twins, Divorcees, and Beekmans are all finished, in that order. Rockers, The edit doesn’t show us what happens with them, they don’t even show the speed bump, only them going to the pit stop. I assume they did the tasks, maybe not, it doesn’t matter, they are there last. Phil asks about the passports and apparently James has his but Abba does not. Can’t continue without them (so I guess we’re leaving Moscow next weekend), and they are gone. It was probably an elimination round anyway but they spent so much time trying to find that passport, I don’t think they ever did any of the tasks in this leg of the race. It’s been real getting to know you fellas. Better luck on your next reality game show excursions and hold on to your passports.
I guess with the rockers gone, there will be no retribution for the stolen money. I’m, going to have to count on Miss Karma to do her job. I suppose it’s inviting bad to wish bad on others but I figure this race has already been won and I’m just reporting what happened as it’s shown to me. It isn’t like I’m watching someone walk down the street and hoping they trip on a crack in the sidewalk.
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If I missed something or misspelled every word, I apologize. I hate these two part episodes when a particular part of the story just drags on and on.
Monday Night Lineup, November 19th by BB
8PM – Dancing with the Stars (ABC); Basketball Wives LA (VH-1); The Voice (NBC); How I Met Your Mother/Two and a Half Men (CBS); 90210 (CW); Monday Night Football: Bears/49ers (ESPN 8:30); Bones (Fox); WWE (USA); Secret Life of the American Teenager (Family); Studio E! (E!); Blood, Lies and Alibis (ID); Made in Chelsea (Style)
9PM – 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); American Chopper (Discovery); American Pickers (History); Layover with Anthony Bourdain (Trvl); T.I. and Tiny/Marrying the Game (VH-1); Taboo (NatGeo); I Didn’t Do It (ID); House Crashers/Kitchen Crashers (DIY); RuPauls All Stars Drag Race (LOGO); Made in Chelsea (Style)
10PM – Castle (ABC); Revolution (NBC); Hawaii Five-0 (CBS); Teen Mom 2 (MTV); HHI (HGTV 10:30); Intervention (A&E); Jesse James Outlaw Garage (Discovery); Vegas Strip (truTV); Married to the Army: Alaska (OWN); Pawn Stars (History); Start-ups: Silicon Valley (Bravo); Marrying the Game (VH-1); Disappeared (ID); Killer Teens (Biography); Kitchen Crashers/Bath Crashers (DIY); Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love (Oxygen); Untucked All Stars (LOGO); Richard Hammond’s Crash Course (BBC)