Is Jennifer Dalton a new New Jersey Real Housewife? / Are Reality TV Fans More Neurotic? / Sister Wives / Teen Mom / Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Cast Blogs Blogged

Is Jennifer Dalton a new New Jersey Real Housewife? and Other Gossip by NoMoreDrama

Twitter is difficult to follow, and people tweet in innuendos when it comes to housewives so please forgive me if I have gotten this wrong, but I think that Jennifer Dalton is one of the new Housewives.

The trail started with this string of tweets, where it looked like Sheila Giudice was trying to tell the others that @flygirljennifer was the New NJ Housewife.

tweets sheila

Who is this @flygirljennifer?  Jennifer Dalton, and she tweeted this a few hours ago:  “Great night! Housewives of NJ season 5!!!!”  with the following photo.

new new jersey housewife

The photo above was the last in the string of photos from an event last night.  Many of them were with the woman above (who I think is Jennifer) with the Housewives.  Here’s a couple of the photos.   The first is with Teresa Giudice and party planner Elvira (who has been on the show before) :  @Teresa_Giudice @PartyElvira great night, great event!#hurricanesandyrelief #housewivesofnewjersey#spaceodyssey

new jersey event

Then there was one with Joey Gorga, Melissa Gorga and Richie Wakile and Elvira.

new new jersey housewife 2

So it looks like at least half of the cast was at the event.  (Jacqueline Laurita tweeted that she was in California, and no indication that Caroline Manzo was there – but Caroline has told the press that she and Teresa Giudice are on “speaking terms” which must mean they’ve filmed together a little.)

So is our lady in white Jennifer Dalton?  And who is Jennifer Dalton?

Here’s the photo from Jennifer’s twitter feed:

jennifer

She looks pretty different, but here’s an earlier one:

jennifer with hubs

Then one taken at the Teresa Giudice’s Fabellini party last year (with darker hair).

jennifer fabellini

And when I googled her, it turned out she was listed as a co-star to Rosie Pope for Pregnant in Heels, with this photo.  You can find these last two photos, along with some of Jennifer and Dina Manzo (I think from the Fabellini party) here.

jennifer rosie pope

It sure looks like we’ve got ourselves a new housewife.  And more importantly, they are all filming together.  They’re baaaack.

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Miami Reunion

Let’s check in with those Miami ladies and see how the reunion filming went.  From twitter.

Before the day started.  Lisa Hochstein “Today is the day of doom”

Joanna Krupa

“Never been so happy for a day to be over! Lol”

“the light will always overcome the darkness”

“After filming the reunion tonite i definitely need to be cleansed with holy water…more evil than good”

Ana Quincoces

“Tough day but made it through with the help of my amazeballs glam squad”

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It looks like Tamra Barney‘s wedding is continuing to be a storyline for the Real Housewives of Orange County.  This time the cast was filmed in LA going into designer Mark Zunino’s boutique.  Tamra, Gretchen Rossi,  former cast member Lauri Waring Peterson and new cast member Lydia Stirling McLaughlin  and Vicki Gunvalson were photographed walking into the boutique.  TooFab caught footage of Heather Dubrow arriving separately.  Alexis Bellino fans please don’t worry.  She was invited as well, and arrived by limousine according to the article.  

Tamra Barney RHOOC goes for bridal dress fitting in Beverly Hills

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Are Reality TV Fans More Neurotic? and Other News by NoMoreDrama

BB sent me a link to a TODAY Article with the Headline “Reality check for reality TV fans: You’re more neurotic” a few days ago.  I had to absorb it before blogging about it, because some of the findings in the article rang true.

Here were the main findings:  “TODAY.com surveyed nearly 19,000 people and found those who watch reality TV consider themselves more extroverted, more neurotic, and say that they have lower self-esteem than folks who aren’t fans of the genre.  Seventy percent of reality TV fans reported being extroverts compared to 59 percent of non-watchers. And 24 percent of those viewers considered themselves neurotic, compared to only 14 percent of non-watchers, the survey revealed.”

On being an extrovert ….  I don’t consider myself an extrovert.  According to TODAY’s doctor/expert:  “Extroverts are people who gain a lot of what they want from the outside world. Obviously watching someone else’s world is exactly that.”

On being neurotic …  “Neurotic people tend to be worried about how others will judge them. Then you have “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” — here’s the family who’s the epitome of ‘we don’t care.’ That would be an enjoyable thing to watch for a person who’s walking around thinking ‘I have to think about what people say.’”  

Hmmm.  Here I was thinking it was NORMAL to understand that people do judge you and that you should be concerned about the impression you make.  What if the people on reality TV are NORMAL and I’m NEUROTIC?

On having lower self-esteem … “Although both watchers and non-watchers of the genre report relatively high levels of self-esteem, the survey revealed that some viewers actively turn to reality shows to make them feel better about their own lives.”

I do that.  I’ve never thought that it was because I had low self-esteem.  I don’t think I have low self-esteem – but watching the train wrecks on TV does make me feel better about my own life.

Oops – apparently I shouldn’t do that.

“That’s clearly about schadenfreude — taking pleasure in the misfortune of others,” psychiatrist and frequent TODAY contributor Dr. Gail Saltz says. “On the one hand, what’s wrong with feeling a little better about your house when you see someone on TV with a mess and 50 cats? On the other, it’s not a helpful defense mechanism when you have your own things going on that you should be attending to.”  

Crumbs.  I’d better turn off the TV and clean my house.

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Sister Wives, Season Four, Episode Two, by BB

In last Sunday’s episode, Kody and all four wives go en masse to the high school teacher conferences with their various kids’ teachers.  I kind of sympathize with the teachers here due to the fact I think it would be hard enough meeting with a one mom and one dad together, much less one dad and four moms.  I question their motives for going all together.  Is it because all four moms are that concerned about how the other kids are doing in school or do they just want to draw attention to themselves?  They meet with four teachers of four different kids (none of them Robyn’s). The only thing interesting about this 20 minutes is that we find out Christine lets one of her girls miss class when she doesn’t feel like going, while Meri would never allow her daughter to do that.

Meri gets a call from her realtor saying she can’t have her wet bar (wet bar?) off the pantry in the kitchen without adding a fifth bedroom.  Wait a minute, is Meri getting a house with four bedrooms?  Why, when it’s just her and Mariah, who will be going off to college?  Oh, it’s because she loves to entertain and have people in her home.  She has to have a wet bar, her island, her huge great room.  Janelle got frustrated with Meri for wanting that home and thinks it’s too much home for just Meri and Mariah. So do I.

Flashback to Janelle complaining about having to handle the finances and trying to conserve when the others weren’t, including Meri.  Of course, Meri says if things had gone according to plan, she would have needed a seven bedroom home for her eight kids, but those weren’t the cards she was dealt.  So what, does that mean she still should get the four or five bedroom home with the huge great room, wet bar and large island?  Even if she decides to go the in-vitro or surrogacy route is no guarantee that she is going to have more children.  I think Meri is a little spoiled.  She hasn’t contributed much financially to this family, she’s not been the main caretaker in the past (Christine has), so I’m not sure where she gets this sense of entitlement.  Is it because she’s the first wife?

So anyway, Kody shows up and Meri explains the wet bar/fifth bedroom problem and off they go to discuss it with the realtor.  When we come back from commercial break, all the adults are sitting on the couch together talking about how they came to the decision about having four separate homes.  They decided each wife would get the same budget for each of their houses.  Christine said when they first talked about it, she thought Meri should get a smaller home.  Janelle thought she would lose out on what she needed because everything was being divided equally among all four wives.

They all meet with Mona the realtor and the builders to talk about the changes they want.  They discuss Meri’s wet bar/fifth bedroom problem and the builders don’t have a building plan that will solve it; i.e., allow her to have the downstairs she wants and not have to add another bedroom.  Meri says it came back that she HAD to have that fifth bedroom.  Really?  She keeps saying she needs the space for all the kids. So I guess Meri got her way and the budget doesn’t end up being equal.  She talks about how bad she feels, but I don’t think she really feels that bad about it.

Logan (Janelle’s son) is graduating from high school.  The family had just returned home from a road trip and nobody seems to know the details about the graduation,  like what time, where, how long it’s going to last.  It’s a fustercluck.  Robyn decides she’s going to purposely show up late because the ceremony will be long and she will have the baby.  She just wants to arrive in time to see Logan walk.  The ceremony is taking place at UNLV because there are so many graduates and their families attending.  Meri texts Robyn and asks her to bring her camera because Meri forgot hers.  The whole family is happy to be at Logan’s graduation and to be open about their polygamous lifestyle.  Christine practically raised Logan because Janelle worked outside of the home.  Robyn gets lost on the UNLV campus and can’t find the auditorium.  Kody keeps worrying about her and Meri tells him to concentrate on the graduation.  Right before it’s time to hand out the diplomas, Kody leaves to go look for Robyn.  Janelle freaks out because she thinks he’s going to miss seeing Logan walk across the stage.

Kody gives up and comes back so he can see Logan get his diploma.  Janelle totally missed it because she was messing with her phone getting ready to take a picture.  Madison caught it on tape.  Janelle was devastated.  Robyn arrives about 15 minutes after Logan walks across the stage.  Later on the couch they talk about how everything went so haywire that day and how it was Logan’s day and they should have done better.  Logan was just happy they were all there for him.

In the last segment, Meri goes to visit her younger sister (by five years) Elaine who has just had another baby.  They have both struggled with fertility issues.  Kody wants Meri to have another baby, but Meri feels like she’s in a different place than she used to be.  Her sister doesn’t see her as desperate to have a baby as before and Meri admits she isn’t.  She is very conflicted about having another baby.  Kody reminds her the clock is ticking.  Meri keeps trying to get everyone’s opinion and Kody tells her to get God’s opinion.  She says she’s trying.  Kody gives her an ultimatum and she tells him she’ll decide by the end of the year, the month they move into their new homes.  Kody tells Meri he’s going to have more kids regardless  (is that to make Meri feel threatened or something?).  Here’s my opinion; If Meri is that conflicted, the answer should be no.  I think Kody thinks that once she moves into her new home, she will want another child.

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Teen Mom Episode 3 by Rabble Rouser

(RabbleRouser is going to blog Teen Mom for us again.  Yay!  NMD)

Chelsea is getting ready to go out to see her boyfriend Adam’s motor cross race, but has not told her father who will be watching Aubrey where is going. She has also neglected to tell him that she has allowed Adam to move in. After she leaves her Dad, working on probably a tip by the producers enters the house and looks around to find all Adam’s stuff; feeling deceived and disappointed he calls his daughter to express his feelings. Instead of feeling guilty or ashamed, his shiftless over indulged brat of a daughter turns it around and demands to know why her was in her house (a house that her father has mostly been paying the rent on, sans one or two months where Chelsea was bring home a paycheck while working in a tanning salon- a job she abruptly quit with no notice).

She meets with Adam at the track and cheers him on as he competes with no one other than himself since he is the only competitor to be driving a 4 wheeler. I bet the idiot still lost.

Later, her father comes back to the house and forces Adam to move out all his stuff. Chelsea complains to a friend that this has caused strain in her relationship with her boyfriend and that she thinks moving forward that her dad and Adam will ignore each other. She texts Adam and asks if he will be going to their daughters birthday party, he says he will although he is not looking forward to seeing her dad. I am sure her dad feels the same way. My husband said he would flip if some guy treated our daughters they way Adam has treated Chelsea in the past but in many ways I think her dad bares some of the blame. He has completely enabled his daughter in the past by finically supporting her and providing additional child care even though she has failed to accomplish any thing (such as obtaining her GED) with the help she has been given. How can he expect her to stand up against grease balls like Adam, when he has never taught her to stand on her own two feet?

Chelsea and her friends are setting up the table for Aubrey’s birthday party. She is concerned that Adam is not there yet and wonders if it’s a result of their fight the night before. She is upset that she went early to set everything up and that he hasn’t even shown up on time. Adam shows up to Aubrey’s party over 2 hours late, He does seem to enjoy seeing his daughters delight as Chelsea brings out the jeep she brought for her. After the party, Adam and his family want to bring the child home with them. Adam surprises her with a new bike that he takes out of this truck. He tells Chelsea how much she liked it but Chelsea decided to one up him and mentions how much she REALLY like her jeep.

Leah is at home with her friend and shows her a letter that she received from in attorney in regards to her pending divorce from Corey. The tentative agreement is that she will receive $250 every two weeks in child support and that Corey will get the girls 3 weekends a month. Leah starts to vent that she doesn’t feel that they really gave the marriage a fighting chance and they Corey should have at least agreed to go to marriage counseling (despite her being the one that filed for divorce) . She neglects to say that she has cheated on him twice with her ex-boyfriend with the last time being just days before their wedding.

Leah is taking the girls to see Cory; she is upset to learn that he has a bought a new truck since that is one of the issues they were fighting over prior to separating. When he hands her a check for child support, she makes a sappy remark asking if he can still afford to support his kids giving this recent purchase. She then says this is the reason why they split up which causes him to laugh….Leah seems to be very much in denial about what was the straw that broke the camels back. She continues to make little jabs about the truck and how their children would rather their parents to stay together than to their daddy get a new truck. This upsets Corey and he tells her that is pisses him off that she continues to say this is the reason why.

Leah tells a friend how Cory got a new truck and she sees it as a betrayal- saying how she just wanted a home for their family. She feels guilty that her children will grow up in a broken home because they were unable to work it out. Her friend panders to her saying how well Leah has done, given the difficult of having two kids, a job and a husband. She states that she loved Corey. I wonder where that love was when she was sleeping with another guy, while Corey was home with their kids, probably writing their wedding vows.

Leah and Cory meet to exchange custody. Cory asks her what is the REAL reason why they are getting a divorce and says “Is it the tuck?” She says that she feels that is the part of the reason. Cory brings up the inconvenient truth about her sleeping with her ex boyfriend right before their wedding and how hurtful it was. She downplays it by saying the have both done things to hurt each other but that he doesn’t want to admit that he has done anything wrong. Cory says he never said he was 100% blameless. Leah brings up again how she wanted to try marriage counseling and they go back and forth for a minute before Cory finally says by that point he was DONE. They both end the conversation by saying they want to get along for the sake of the girls. I do have to hand it to them, given the dynamics and emotions that were at play, they both were able to speak to each other in a reasonable tone.

Cory and Leah attend a mediation conference to finalize their divorce. The terms were agreed on and their marriage is legally over. They both seem sad but again say they want to do what is best for their children.

Janelle is talking with her friend about her most recent legal issue. She has failed a drug test while on probation and her options are 45 days in jail or a 9 month extension on her probation. She does want to go to jail but she really doesn’t want to do another 9 months of probation because she would be required to take drugs tests which she knows she will fail. .She also invites her friend to a Keisha concert.

At home Janelle gets another call from her lawyer who tells her that the probation officer offer is still only offering a choice between 45 days in jail or extended probation. Janelle tells her lawyer that she doesn’t think she will be able to pass her drug tests which why she does not want to have a longer probation. He reminds her that she was able to it in “Malibu” (rehab). Janelle hems and ahhs and says she doesn’t know what she wants to do. She then tells her mother the options that are on the table jail but adds “Can you believe that” as if that is the proposal is a public lashing. Her mom suggests that she does probation but Janelle quickly shoots it down saying that the issue with probation is that she won’t be able to smoke weed. Her mom suggests that she just put her mind to it and give up her drug use and go to NA. Janelle informs her weed is not a narcotic. It gets loud and heated, so Janelle tells her son Jace to tell grandma to “shut up”, her mom tells her not to encourage him to say that. Janelle then gets up and walks out the door saying she is ‘stressed out’ while her mom calls her out saying that she is probably going to go get high.

Janelle goes to see her lawyer to let him know she has decided that she would rather do the jail time rather than addition probation. Her lawyer tells her that the offer is her to do her sentence from the 8th to the 23d for a total of 16 days in jail. Janelle protests explaining that on the 9th she has tickets to see Keisha; and they are in the second row. Her lawyer tells her that is not going fly with her probation officer but Janelle explains that he doesn’t understand…It’s Keisha we are talking about and she is “like ummm her idol”. Her lawyer tells her again that he is not going to go to her probation officer and ask the dates to be changed because she wants to attend a concert. But Janelle says that she can’t miss this concert and how she got feathers in her hair for it and bought new cloths and booked a hotel room. Her lawyer tells her that she has until the end of the day to give her probation officer her decision and that he think she should take the jail time because off of this will be behind in a couple of weeks. Janelle replies that no one understands that this just isn’t a concert to her, its KEISHA. The person….her IDOL…she watches her on YouTube 30 times a day.

As it turns out, the choice was taken out of Janelle’s hands because her probation officer showed up to her house for a surprise drug test which she failed. She was taken directly to jail, if this were monopoly; she would not be able to pass go or collect $200. She needed the money too since she called her mother and ask to be bonded out. Her bail was $10,000 which would require $1,000 bond. Her mom refuses to get her out despite Janelle’s pleas. I think jail would be the best place for her to get clean, even Amber from Teen Mom 1 knew that would probably be her own chance.

Kaitlyn is trying to repair her relationship with Jordan, her ex-boyfriend that she cheated on with Joe, her baby’s father. A friend sends her pictures of Joe with his new girlfriend which they snark over, noting that in one of the pictures he looks drunk and that even the caption says “Tipsy”. It then occurs to her that this picture was taken is when Joe had visitation with their son which makes her very angry and resentful.

She calls Joe and says saw the pictures of him and his girlfriend, where he is drunk. Joe denies being drunk but does say that he did leave Isaac with his mom that night. She says if he is not going to be there then she should just have him but then she launches into 21 questions about his relationship with the other girl. This makes me question her motives about making this an issue. My husband, who was watching the show, said that he thinks she is obsessed with him and is trying to use their son as a means to control her ex.

Kaitlyn tells her friend about the situation with Joe being out and drinking on a night he had custody of their son. Her friend, kind of dismisses it saying how the baby was probably with his grandmother (Joe’s mom). She then asks her if she still has feeling for Joe. Kaitlynn kind of dodges the question by saying that she put her relationship with Jordan on hold to try and work things out with Joe but it back fired. She says she thinks that Jordon is good for her because he is reliable and has always been there for her and her son. She tells her friend that is going to take Joe to court to get more time on weekends.

Kaitlyn goes to see her lawyer to ask if she can have her son every other weekend. Her lawyer thinks that is a reasonable request but husbands reaction to her was “What a bitch”. I have to agree. From a previous season, it was made public that Joe is paying $750 per month to support his son, before Kaitlyn had a boyfriend Joe’s family would watch Isaac so that she could go to school or work. Kaitlyn also lived with Joe’s family even after they broke up so that they could have a roof over their heads and now motivated by jealous and resentment, she wants to limit the time Joe and his family get to spend with the child. I can understand a parent wanting first right of refusal when it comes to childcare, but it should be a two way street. While Kaitlyn is sitting her lawyers office in her attempt to take time away from Joe with his son, her BOYFRIEND is watching the boy. This girl can’t see her own hypocrisy. She returns home and tells Jordon what her lawyer said. She seems optimistic that Joe will comply.

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Cast Blogs by Stars99

Adrienne Maloof

Adrienne starts her blog by making a point that SHE asked Lisa to meet so they could “settle our issue once and for all” and that they both have said stuff that hurt each other in the past. Don’t normal people settle these things as they’re happening so it doesn’t get to a boiling point?

“I don’t know how many different ways a person can apologize. For the record, several apologies have now been said, an extremely large floral arrangement has been sent and it’s really time for us to move on. There are more important things in life to worry about — the whole thing has been a little bit high school-ish in my opinion. Regardless I am moving forward with my life in a positive direction and I hope my friendship with Lisa moves forward in a positive direction as well.”

 The incongruity of this issue continues to baffle me. On the one hand, Lisa jokingly called a dog “Crackpot” instead of “Jackpot” and suggested the name of a shoe line be called, “The Maloof Hoof”; and, on the other hand, Adrienne outright accused Lisa on national TV of selling stories to the tabloids resulting in a potential adverse effect on Lisa’s businesses. It just doesn’t make sense. I can’t help but think if anyone had said something of that nature about Adrienne that they would have been immediately served with some sort of correspondence from her lawyer. That’s probably what Lisa should have done to Adrienne – instead she only required a sincere apology. And it took an act of congress for Adrienne to get the apology out of her mouth during their sit down.

 “Unfortunately we couldn’t get through dinner without Brandi overreacting. Kim is a good friend and of course when you see a friend crying it’s normal to ask if they are “OK.”  For Brandi to react the way she did is just ridiculous; she is way too quick to attack and judge. Come on Brandi, you’ve got a chip on your shoulder, it’s time to lighten up!”

Adrienne – Brandi and Kim were having a very heartfelt conversation until you interrupted the entire table with your outburst. You’re the one who loudly announced, “Someone’s crying.”  If you were sincerely worried about Kim, since you were not seated right next to her… you should have either subtly attracted her attention somehow or walked over to her and inquired if she was okay in a soft voice.  There is nothing like being the one who is crying and having the whole world suddenly stop what they’re doing and stare at you.  Your reaction made Kim sorry that she cried… read her blog. Brandi was merely sticking up for Kim. You’re the one who is ridiculous.

Brandi Glanville

“This episode is about to kick off what is set to be a bumpy ride to the end of the season for me. It starts out innocently enough with a much overdue, yet uncomfortable, apology from Adrienne to Lisa. Of course, Adrienne thinks she is still owed an apology, which is just ridiculous.”

 I find it amusing that Adrienne calls Brandi “ridiculous” and Brandi calls Adrienne “ridiculous” in their blogs. Brandi goes on to talk about the meeting she had about her book and about how Lisa talked her into the magazine photo-shoot. Brandi describes herself as being “very self-critical”… ya think? Most of us would kill to look perfectly gorgeous in a photo with the single exception of a teeny tiny wrinkle on our thumb. The sad part was that Brandi wasn’t even fishing for a compliment when she complained about the wrinkle while looking at her pictures – but it was her actual hyper critical assessment of herself.  Brandi – That wrinkle on your thumb… it’s called a “knuckle” and it’s what allows you to actually bend it.  And no, don’t try to Botox your thumb.

“After the shoot we head to Ojai for Kim’s trip, which we were arriving late to. When we arrived we were given our room assignment and basically we were put in the kids’ room over the garage and disconnected from the main house. But it gave Lisa and I some good bonding time.”

I actually didn’t mind the room assignments too much – they got there last, and should have received last pick of the rooms, in my opinion.  What drove me crazy were the petty, catty comments that the other women made about the room assignments.  Oh, and the imaginary competition Adrienne had with Lisa about making sure she got a better room than Lisa.  Puhleeze, dahling.

 “We headed off to dinner and somehow Kim and I ended up sitting across from one another. . .drink STAT please! The table made light conversation in which Kyle stuck up for me over my divorce situation, and it makes me see a good side of her. It was the “girls’ girl” side of her that I am finally seeing that I have heard so much about. So far so good.”

That was really good to see.

“I sympathize with Kim on a lot of levels, and I realized she wasn’t her self last year. So we dove into a conversation that got emotional, but not in a bad way. We were actually relating. Then, of course, Adrienne, sitting a few seats away, had to make sure the whole table knew that Kim was crying and that it was my fault! We were having a good conversation and she ruined it. I don’t deal well with entitled people so I let her know that she needed to STFU. . .”

And cheers were heard around the world…

“I have a chip on my shoulder when it comes to this woman, and you will see why down the road. I have a hard time masking my real emotions. The table is in an uproar over my “f bomb.” Listen everyone at this table says the “f word” (maybe not as often as I do), but all of a sudden everyone is acting like I committed a crime! So over it!”

 Wait…Adrienne said in her blog that you had a chip on your shoulder… and you’re saying you have a chip on your shoulder… I’m guessing that exact wording comes up in conversation in a future episode.  Yes, you’ve committed a crime, Brandi… you STOLE the words that many of us have wanted someone to say to Adrienne for a long, long time.

Camille Grammer

“I am relieved not to be involved in any drama so far and that I can just be excited for this new season. I’m looking forward to the Ojai trip and spending quality time with the ladies. It’s fascinating to see how everybody is getting along (or not), the progression of things in their lives and how new relationships are forming as others seem to change and morph. These interactions are always interesting, to see during this time who is befriending whom and which relationships are on the outs and who are becoming closer.”

Camille just loves to watch the drama as long as it doesn’t include her. She goes on to talk about how the drama between Lisa and Adrienne is “so unfortunate” because “life is too short.” Both are true statements and I realize this is Camille’s first blog of the season, but aren’t we tired of this topic?  Sigh.  Can we please not talk about this anymore?

“As far as sharing rooms, I was not that apprehensive about it. I’m a team player and was OK to room with any of the ladies. The thought of whom the other girls would want to share a room with came up though. Since Lisa took my second master suite at the ski house, some of the ladies were making comments about who should take the larger suite this trip. I always think of these times as funny and comical, and of us enjoying and joking around with one another and it’s only fair to rotate rooms. I thought the girls putting Brandi and Lisa in the small suite with the little twin beds was comical. It was just part of the ladies being silly and having fun.”

Camille, you said, “I thought the girls putting Brandi and Lisa in the small suite…” – Did I miss something?  Were you NOT part of that conversation? Lol… the funny part about this whole thing… is that I totally would have preferred being in Brandi and Lisa’s room than being in the main house with the rest of these girls. Camille continues on by talking about how things are going with her main squeeze, Dimitri.  They cooked a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner together and had 22 people over. No caterer – but Camille’s assistant helped out.  That’s exactly what a family needs during the holidays… to be together if at all possible.

“And while we’re talking about dinner. . .In Ojai, we were having this lovely dinner and I just thought the appetizers were so scrumptious, so delicious. As we were eating, I sat next to Brandi and Kim, but was talking to Kyle. I didn’t hear what was going on between Kim and Brandi. Watching the show, it seemed like basically Kim and Brandi were working through things, which was good. It seemed very positive. Then Kim starts getting upset and emotional. Adrienne looks over and notices Kim getting upset and reacted.”

Don’t’ you mean Adrienne “overreacted?”

“I was a little surprised to hear the “shut the F up” comment at the dinner table because I thought everything was going really well. But hey that’s Brandi. You just go along with it. “Oops there it is.” I don’t know what else to say.”

Nope – Brandi said it all.

 Kim Richards

Kim started her blog by talking about how nice it was to have some one-on-one time with Yolanda and how she was excited about the trip to Ojai.  She doesn’t say much about the 5 rooms for 7 people issue – but it sounded like she found out at the same time as everyone else did.  Something’s fishy here… cuz isn’t that the first thing you confirm when making reservations – that there are enough rooms for everyone? Oh wait, that’s right… Bravo actually planned the trip and the drama of having to share rooms.

“In talking with Brandi, I felt like I really began to understand her and that we were connecting! She started talking about how when she’s alone in her home that she drinks, and I did too. And then she said when her kids are gone she’s lonely and she drinks, and I said I did too. And then she said all her friends are married and she’s lonely and she hasn’t had a lot of people to talk to and she drinks, and I said I did too! I completely related to her in this whole conversation! And it triggered some real emotions in me, reminding me of how painful some of these experiences have been.”

 It really was quite awesome to watch… especially since Bravo had already shown us scenes from last season that included unpleasant exchanges between the two of you.

“But when she brought up Game Night, that’s when I put my hand up. I wasn’t angry at her at the dinner table, but it took me back to a place that was way too too painful for me. I just didn’t want to talk about it. When she brought it up again, it was just one of those moments what was just too painful and hurtful and too much for me! I don’t think that Adrienne was trying to cause problems. I think she saw me crying and was truly concerned. Nor do i think Brandy meant to yell “f—” at the table! I think she didn’t want me to be embarrassed for crying! I don’t think anyone that night was trying to make a problem. I didn’t mean to cry!”

 Well, thanks to Bravo editing – we didn’t actually hear Brandi’s references to the infamous game night during dinner that night.  However, I do have to actually disagree with Kim on one point – I think Brandy DID mean to tell Adrienne to “Shut the f*** up” at the table. Yet, the only reason Brandi had to even make that bold, clear statement is because she was responding to Adrienne’s question about what Brandi meant when she initially said, “call it out.”  Oh, and the fact that Kim actually wrote the words in her blog, “I didn’t mean to cry” makes me crazy.  Kim, you were just reacting to the moment in an honest way. This is not your fault!

 “I think this is the beginning for Brandi and I. And I really do get to know her a lot better! Every one of these women are beautiful and have sensitive sides. I’m truly thankful for this experience in growing with them and learning more about who they are. I’m growing every day and learning more about myself!”

As someone who really did not want to see Kim back on the show this season, I’ve got to admit that I was wrong.  She is obviously in a good place right now judging by what we’re seeing on the screen and by what we’re reading in her blog.  The fact that the blog is being written after all the episodes were shot with the exception of the Reunion shows… further demonstrates this season must come out somewhat favorably for Kim. It’s so nice to see Kim and Brandi give each other another chance. Kumbayah.

 Kyle Richards

Kyle starts out her blog talking about her sister and how important friendships are important in life.

“Brandi looked beautiful at the photo-shoot. I laughed out loud when she said she didn’t like that her thumb has “wrinkles.” We are so hyper critical of ourselves. With legs like that, a little thumb wrinkle is only fair.”

 ITA.

“I was so stressed taking Alexia to the DMV. I wouldn’t have been as stressed if she hadn’t failed twice already. She was scared and so was I. I knew there would be tears if she failed again. Fortunately, she passed.” 

I understand you’re on a Bravo show and all… but I don’t think the whole world needed to know your daughter had failed her test twice… Now, she’s never going to hear the end of it. I understand from reading the rest of the paragraph that you really saw her getting her license as a huge step towards independence – which is hard on a parent sometimes. However, you might want to try to think through your potential Bravo storylines and how they will affect your kids. Cuz well, you’re the parent.

“There is an ongoing joke with the girls about who gets the best room on these trips. This started way back. Lisa will joke and say to us “How is your hotel room? I don’t know why I got this huge suite. I don’t need five bedrooms,” knowing that we are ALL in the same one bedroom rooms. Then I will say “Don’t you love that we have a piano in our rooms?” To which all the girls would reply in unison “YOU HAVE A PIANO IN YOUR ROOM?” Kidding!”

I’m relieved that there’s an ongoing joke about who gets what room – because the comments seemed quite catty and petty to me. Brandi and Yolanda thought they were childish, too… perhaps they need to be brought in on the joke.  Heck, even Adrienne thought choosing rooms was some sort of a competition.

“Truth is ALL the rooms were beautiful, but don’t think I was going to miss the chance to tease Lisa and Brandi for getting the room with the unusually small twin beds.”

 I hope those twin beds were extra-long… cuz Brandi is tall.  Just sayin’.

“I loved watching the girls’ faces when we were told we would be sharing rooms. Everyone was thinking “who am I going to share with?” Some combinations of the women could have been flat out awkward. At least Lisa and Adrienne didn’t have to share.”

 See… now that’s catty, no? Perhaps I’m jaded…

“The dinner started out really nice. I was happy to be out with the girls and really having fun. All the girls were really bonding and getting along. I could not hear what Kim and Brandi were talking about. All I know is all of a sudden I heard “Shut the F— up.” Oh no. . .The fun has just ended. In watching the episode, I see it differently than I did that night. Because now I can see and hear what was going on. Although I think there was a better choice of words for Brandi to use, I can see where she was annoyed that Adrienne announced that Kim was crying. I DON’T think Adrienne meant that to be mean in any way, perhaps it was a lapse in judgment on her part. Whatever it was, the dinner shifted after that. . .You will see next week. . .As far as the previews of us doing gymnastics. . .well . .You’ll see. . .”

 Yeah, I don’t actually think Adrienne was TRYING to be mean… I think she’s socially awkward, has very little self-awareness, and tries to blame Brandi for all the drama that happens.

Lisa Vanderpump

“Welcome back, we open with this ongoing situation between Adrienne and myself. After my thank you note, she had reached out to initiate a meeting. It was a long awaited resolution that was clearly needed in order for us to move on. I have always, since entering into this domain, been open and honest with you, and now as you witness this attempt at repairing a friendship that lay in tatters, I can’t deceive you and pretend that it will ever be resolved truly, as it has been too long and too convoluted to ever hope for that friendship that was once there. . . However due to circumstances, it was essential that this came to fruition otherwise I was unwilling to even engage her.”

 Hopefully this is the last we have to talk about this subject.

 “There have been too many manufactured, unfounded stories in the press, given by one of her employees since then, that I have never reacted or retaliated to, for me to believe that this apology was sincere and her goal was to bridge the divide between us.”

Sighs… hangs my head… Itissonotoverdagnabit!

 “I had an idea that a photo-shoot with Brandi for the magazine I worked for, Beverly Hills Lifestyle, was just what she needed. She is a beautiful woman and her level of confidence is not what it should be, as a result of the path that her life has taken. The whole layout, which you can see in the magazine, was a complete success, which I am sure even Brandi will agree on. . .or not.”

 I love that you’re altruistically looking out for the continued wellbeing of one of your friends.

“So off we go to Ojai, chatting in the car lightheartedly, but then you see signs of the vulnerability that has endeared Brandi to me, little glimpses of the struggles that she has had to overcome. I knew she was a little nervous about spending a weekend with all these ladies, but it was a much needed break.”

 I’d be nervous, too.

 “When we arrived, obviously we were unaware of the room allocations that had happened previously, but when we were shown to the attic, that was separate from the house, I understood and to be honest really didn’t care. Brandi and I have no issues. We are totally relaxed together and it was a situation that drawing straws for example was potentially fraught with danger!”

 Giggles at the “attic” reference.

“At dinner I was fascinated when I viewed this scene between Brandi and Kim. As I hadn’t witnessed it, I had really only become aware of a problem when I heard Brandi tell Adrienne to shut the f— up. Something I wish I had done a long time ago but, at that moment it seemed inappropriate. However I heard after and now realize that it was just another snarky attempt by Adrienne to imply that Brandi was causing a problem. Not so.”

 It’s funny how everyone was in their own conversations and not paying attention to what was transpiring between Brandi and Kim, except Adrienne. No one was even aware that anything was going on until Adrienne called everyone’s attention to Kim’s crying.  Who does that?

 Taylor Armstrong

Taylor’s incredibly long blog (not) starts out by saying that she’s proud of Kim’s recovery, she likes Ojai, and that being at the house reminded her of “the start of a slumber party from childhood.”  She was looking forward to having some fun. And drinking.  Well, she actually didn’t say that last part.

“Tune in next week when the fun really gets underway. . .for most of us that is. Speaking of childhood slumber parties, I feel a cartwheel in my future. With all the stress and responsibility of our everyday lives, I love the fact that my friends and I can get away, kick up our heels, and act like kids again just for a moment.”

 Taylor, you act like a spoiled, entitled, bratty child most of the time. How is being in Ojai any different?  (Please excuse the snark.  I just can’t help myself.)

Yolanda H. Foster

“I hope you had a great week! Thank you all so much for your kind words and, for those of you who weren’t too kind, please take a minute to go to Yolanda.com and read my “About” section. It would be nice for you to know a little bit about my background, which is probably very similar to yours, rather than just judging me based on an episode of RHOBH, which just seems so shallow.”

The Yolanda haters must be making comments.  I think that perhaps Yo Yo (as I do love to call her) could come off as being somewhat pretentious… but her actions actually resonate differently to me. What other housewife has invited Kim over to her house for a one-on-one? When Kim was crying at the dinner table and Yo Yo became aware of it – she immediately put her hand on her shoulder and tried to console her.  I kind of think Yo Yo lives so far above the fray that she just sees cattiness as unnecessary and she wants to communicate with people on deeper levels than about some petty argument or their latest clothing acquisition.

“Also, please remember, this is all very new to me. I have never been involved with any social media. I understand it goes with my choice of getting on the Bravo train and becoming a Real Housewife, but, in all honesty, I did not get an iPhone, Instagram or Twitter until this past august when David and i went on vacation to Europe. Of course, I have seen our children become pros, but I am an electronically challenged idiot when it comes to that stuff.”

 

And according to a previous blog, she hadn’t ever seen an episode of the RHOBH before signing on.  Silly her.

 “Once I got completely stopped in my tracks with a brain virus this past September, I spent most of my days home in bed without any stimulation, so I had all the time in the world to play with my social media outlets and write a blog, which I really learned to enjoy. Anyway, on to the important stuff: I am glad to finally see Adrienne and Lisa face-to-face. Lisa has rightfully stood her ground. It was so important for them to open their heart, tell each other how they really feel, be acknowledged, accept the apology and move on. You might not be able to be best friends with everyone, but I don’t believe in enemies and I hate leaving unresolved issues floating around in the universe that can poison our lives.”

 Wow… a brain virus?  Yikes.  Life is indeed too short for pettiness.

 “I was actually excited to go to Ojai. It’s the perfect place and I was really hoping to connect with all of the women on a deeper level. So far, it has been filled with very shallow conversation because they always end up rehashing the past — but I am hopeful that that will soon change.”

 I start to inexplicably sing, “To Dream the Impossible Dream.”

“I am really excited to see opportunities come Brandi’s way. She is a beautiful woman and deserves it. I can’t wait to read her book because I am sure it’s going to be in true Brandi form. We come from similar backgrounds (just different cultures) and we make different choices in communication skills. I just really appreciate her directness and honesty. I also respect the fact that she is not sitting on the couch weeping, but working her butt off to make a life for herself while supporting her boys.”

 Whoa… did she REALLY just plug Brandi’s book?  I love the statement, “we come from similar backgrounds – just different cultures” – how true that is for so many of us!

 “It’s endearing to see Lisa care for and support Brandi. I love it! I felt such sadness when Brandi made a comment about the wrinkles on her thumb because she really means it. Infidelity leaves such a brutal mark on a woman’s psyche and self-worth. I know because I was there many summers ago, but it still hits home. You will see our bonding process in the coming episodes.”

 I dunno… but I find that I really like what she’s saying. Yep, the teams are being set – Team Lisa, Brandi and Yo Yo – and then there’s everyone else. Someone else may join their team…like… perhaps Kim?  Whoa… wouldn’t that just flip Kyle’s fig that her sister Kim landed on the cool girls’ team and she didn’t?  Dies laffin’ at that thought…

“I can’t help but feel bad for Kelsey Grammar having a bunch of girls discussing his private parts. So disrespectful. . .so high school. . .”

Perhaps.  But I’ve lost all respect for Kelsey and I must confess that I don’t mind him being brought down a notch or two. I’m not necessarily a Camille fan… but the way the demise of their marriage played out on TV was horrible.

“I love how Lisa thinks I should have gotten the cupboard. Haha. Honestly, the house is so stunningly beautiful that I would have been fine bunking up with three girls if i had to. I did not come to Ojai for a luxurious vacation but for the camaraderie with the girls.”

See?  Our Yo Yo DOES have a sense of humor! Bunking with three girls… ummmm… which three? After saying a couple brief things about the dinner, Yo Yo signs off… but then includes the following postscript:

 “p.s. (to me): my husband is the most extraordinary human being I have ever met and his kindness, dedication and commitment to philanthropy far exceeds the Grammys on the piano and for that I am honored and thankful to be in his company every day! And yes in my household, he is king!”

Perhaps she got flack about David’s Grammys being displayed on the piano? Perhaps some negative comments were written about David controlling the music situation the night they had the dinner at her house?  I love that she’s fiercely loyal to him. I’m also guessing that means we’re not going to see Yo Yo do anything too crazy that would reflect badly on her husband.  While she may be up for bonding with the girls, playing games and acting silly – it will only be to a certain extent – we’ll never see her babbling in a drunken stupor or causing unnecessary drama.  Wow, there may be hope for this franchise after all…

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Saturday Night Lineup December 1st by BB

8PM – Made in Jersey (CBS); It’s a Wonderful Life (NBC); Elf (Family Channel); Under Cover Christmas (Lifetime Movie); The Santa Clause 3 (Disney); A Bride for Christmas (Hallmark Movie); College Football FL State/Georgia Tech (ESPN); College Football Texas/Kansas St. (ABC); College Football Nebraska/Wisconsin (Fox); Holiday Kitchen Takeover (HGTV); College Football Pittsburgh/South Florida (ESPN2); Kelsey’s Essentials (Cook 8:30)

9PM – My Crazy Obsession (TLC); Redneck Island (CMT); Welcome to Sweeetie Pie’s (OWN); Motives and Murders (ID); My Wedding David Tutera (WE); Celebrity Ghost Stories (Biography); Renovation Realities (DIY); Noteworthy at the Opry Women of Country (GAC)

10PM – 48 Hours (CBS); Love at the Christmas Table (Lifetime Movie) House of Style (MTV); Holiday ER (TLC); Chainsaw Gang/Big Texas Heat (CMT); Wedding Band (TBS); Pit Bulls and Parolees (Anpl); Iyanla, Fix My Life (OWN); Fatal Vows (ID); The Haunting Of… (Biography); Untold Stories of the E.R. (FitTV); Family Under Construction (DIY); The Graham Norton Show (BBC)

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Happy Birthday bluesky1forever

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  1. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. Can you believe it’s Dec 1st? Yikes! I was just reading Detox, DJ Princess & Lainey’s comments on Nikki Minaj & Mariah Carey. You ladies are so right. Nikki can’t hold a candle to Mariah and def needs to respect the legends before her. Well you all have a great Saturday. It’s foggy and gloomy in MD. Yuck. 🙂

  2. TexasTart says:

    Good Morning!
    Are reality TV fans more neurotic?!
    LOL!

  3. TexasTart says:

    Happy Birthday Bluesky1 😀

    I think you were long gone by the time I got back to comments yesterday, but I did see yours and replied. Have a wonderful day!

  4. trudie says:

    Happy, happy day bluesky1forever. May it be fabulous from beginning to end!

  5. BB says:

    Stars 99, Best line from your blog, “Brandi – That wrinkle on your thumb… it’s called a “knuckle” and it’s what allows you to actually bend it. And no, don’t try to Botox your thumb.” Priceless!

    Happy Birthday, BlueSky! Hope it’s a really good one!

  6. AZGirl says:

    Happy Birthday BlueSky1forever! Have a great day!

  7. Powell says:

    Putchka if you stop by today I hope you see this. I read your comment yesterday that you think we rant too much and not gossip as much about HWs. I like this site because it’s a combination of gossip about these crazy reality shows, our love and hate of the Bravoleberties and the many celebs in Hollywood. But it’s also a place where we discuss our bad day and everyone gathers around you and cheers you on, it’s a place where we have discussed losses in our lives and everyone sends you a cyber hugs and endearing words to you and your family, a site where the recent tragedy of Sandy has had us worried about one another and their friends, families, neighbors and communities and are relieved to know that everyone is ok and will make it thru. It’s a site where many of us and our lived ones have been hit w/this economy and have list jobs and have lifted one another and cheered when they or their family member has just gotten that well deserved job. It’s a site where we learn that someone’s parents, spouse or other family member is sick and we share encouraging words, prayer and more cyber hugs. It’s a site where we disagree every day and also learn something everyday. It’s a site where we all come for advice and you can bet someone here knowss the answer. It’s a site that our Founder sweet Lynn Hudson thought of in her imagination because one Redheaded Crazy NY HW got on her last nerve decided to create. It’s a site that w/her passing we have all mourned her and still do and keep in touch w/her wonderful big sis Cathy to see how the family is doing. It’s a site where you get a Birthday shout out and it lifts your day.
    So Putchka I’m sorry if the site is now a turn off to you. Iuss your comments and I’m sure others do to. But this is the BEST BLOG on the internet because of people that are caring. Everyday I applaud NMD and our bloggers for the fantastic work they do for us. Putchka if you can find or have found a better site than this community I wish you nothing but the best. 🙂

    • sparklemuffy says:

      golf clap…. very well said Powell, well said.
      Happy sparkle birthday bluesky1forever.

    • trudie says:

      I love you Powell! 🙂

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      Well said Powell…what I have gained through this blog is amazing!!

    • Powell….I became rather fercklumpt reading this and it brought a tear to my eye. Very well said and so true. thank you for articulating it so well. Hugs!

    • TexasTart says:

      Putchka – I wasn’t even going to give you the time of day because I very specifically remember you going on and participating in rants of a political nature that the majority of us chose to scroll past! So none of us should need to defend how great we think it is here…although everything Powell said is 100% true. That was beautiful Powell 🙂

    • melthehound says:

      I don’t know, Powell.. I like Ranting. It’s fun. Sometimes, that’s all there is to do. I enjoy reading the rants of others when they are ranting about something that I’m familiar with. Such as some TV shows. With shows that I’m not interested in, I scroll on by. I have a mouse that makes that quite simple to do. I don’t even have to use the scroll bar, my mouse has a wheel on it specifically for the purpose of scrolling past the rants I care nothing about. In fact, I call it the rant wheel.

      Now, I rant, We all do. Well, some rant and others just agree with the rants. So in my mind, they are ranting too but they just don’t want to take the time to recompose the rant and make it their own because what they are agreeing to is close enough to the regular rant. Some disagree with the rants and come up with their own rants to counter the original rant. Then there are those who agree with That rant.

      So… What is Ranting? It’s Venting. People do it for different reasons. One of our regular posters came here the other day to vent about something that had happened in her personal life that pissed her off. I’ve seen many people do this and as far as I’m concerned those rants are welcome. She felt safe enough to come here, tell her story, and not get beat up about it. She didn’t get beat up about it but got what I thought was some pretty good advice. Some of that advice came in the way of other rants. Rants that people seemed to agree with suggesting, to me, that they’ve been in similar situations.

      I have said, often, that I don’t get worked up over things I can’t change. No one here will ever know my woes about things I can change because by the time I’ve come here, I’ve already changed them. The things I cannot change however, I rant about. I don’t expect anyone to agree with me but it’s nice when they do. When I post my rants (to vent so I don’t blow a gasket), sometimes I even get some pretty good advice. I am thankful that people care enough to both read, and try to offer a solution to whatever it is I’m ranting about.

      Here is my rant of the day (you didn’t thing that was it did you?). In the past few months, I’ve seen a few people come in here and as much as announce their exit because this site has changed since Lynn died. I’m sorry that Lynn died and for the sudden way she went out. So much so that I’ve tried to change my own lifestyle because of it. Lynn was 4 months older than I am. My answer to those people is always the same… Goodbye. However, I don’t know if she does, but I find that rant to be VERY disrespectful to our new hostess, NMD and those who help her behind the scenes, and a total slap in the face. THAT is one rant, I’ll never welcome. I’ll rant about it because I can do nothing to change it. I can’t resurrect Lynn, nor can I control what people say. However, when I see our hostess being disrespected like that (even if it’s in my mind), bet your sweet ass, I’m going to say something about it.

      Look at me.. I’m ranting.. Where’s my popcorn before I get into the mean gossip.

      Good day everybody.

      • BB says:

        MTH. Thanks for the Rant about Ranting. I enjoyed reading it and didn’t go for my “rant wheel.” 🙂

      • Thanks MTH. It’s good to know you’ve got my back. I remember more than two years ago on Lynn’s blog people coming in and complaining we were “off topic”. It didn’t bother me then and it doesn’t bother me now. That’s what this blog is – a little something for everyone.

        • Powell says:

          Here, here NMD!!

        • trudie says:

          NMD, I honestly don’t know how you and the other bloggers manage to keep this blog going. Just this morning I was thinking that you should take the day off and just enjoy your life. But, selfishly, I was so glad there was a new blog. All of us have so much to do in our personal lives, I don’t know how you find the time or how you maintain your sanity. It must put a lot of pressure on you (and the others) to keep us entertained each and every day.

          Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

        • melthehound says:

          Always NMD. Always. There’s enough ‘off topic’ stuff going on around here that it’s actually pointless to complain about it. More often than not, those complaints get turned into the joke of the day with this crowd.

      • princesspindy says:

        As I was scrolling up, because I read from the bottom up, always have, am I the only one, ANYWAY, as I was scrolling up and saw your post I said, “Oh boy! a MTH rant!” lol!
        I love a good rant.
        And I see your “goodbye” and I raise it with a
        “don’t let the door hit you on the ____ on the way out”

      • Powell says:

        MTH I totally agree w/you. I like the Rants also because like you said it’s basically venting. And your Rant was a good Rant today. I look forward to your next Rant. 🙂

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        As usual, MTH, you’ve said what you had to say in your own inimitable matter-of-fact, cut-and-dried but also HILARIOUS way!!

        STANDING OVATION! 😉

      • TexasTart says:

        Nice to have you back in full form, Mel! 😛

    • Love what you said Powell, it’s so true. Putchka doesn’t know what she’s missing out on. So much tolerance has been shown here – if she’s smart she will change her name & come back to hang out on the best blog ever. 🙂

      • BB says:

        So true. She doesn’t even have to change her name for me. We are mostly a forgive and forget bunch here – mostly – LOL!

      • djprincessc says:

        I’m still confused what we’re supposed to talk about…

        ****Crickets****

        • I think it depends on how you answered the polls. If you’re neurotic and are bothered by the comment, then I suppose you’ll have to stick to something in the blogs. If you’ve got high self-esteem – then talk about whatever you want to talk about.

          JK I don’t know why I find it funny – but I do. Why would someone care what we talk about???

          It’s sort of like going up to a few people talking at a party, interrupting them, and telling them their conversation is boring and to change the topic.

          • Powell says:

            Good point.

          • djprincessc says:

            Seriously NMD!! I was confused yesterday when Putchka said that. I still am waiting for a list of DO AND DO NOT talk about topics for us to follow. 😉

          • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

            This comment is quite snarky and clever.

            So, of course, I LOVE it! 😀

            • djprincessc says:

              Hahahahaha…I’m glad you do Detox! I have been sitting at home all day patiently looking at my watch still waiting for the list. I’m starting to think we might not get it! 😉

          • TexasTart says:

            I too , LOVE NMD’s comment! 🙂

      • Powell says:

        Right blue. Hang out with the cool kids like Detox calls us. I hope you had a great Birthday.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      (((Powell)))

      What a beautiful, heartfelt and well-written comment, Powell!

      All I can say is AMEN!!

      And THANK YOU! 😉

    • pugluva911 says:

      Even tho ive only been on this blog i totally agree with everything u said. This is my first experience reading and commenting on a blog and i feel very grateful to have found one full of supportive and positive people. I am amazed at how u all have each others backs.
      Sometimes reading this blog is the high point of my day. Thank u all for creating such a great place to come hang out at!

      • TexasTart says:

        Hello pugluva, such a nice comment….I feel the same. Have a wonderful Sunday!

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          Nice comment pug-glad you are comfy here-its a great place-no matter what we are talking about!!!

  8. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Telling someone to STFU is rude. Even if the person who says is a well-loved housewife and the person she said it not is a unpopular housewife. . If someone yelled at me to STFU I’m not sure what my reaction would be. I’m known in some circles to have the mouth of a truck driver-that being said-I would NEVER tell someone to STFU at a dinner table or anywhere else. The situation did not warrant the response. If Brandi has issues with Adrienne she should handle it-not this way. It makes her look small, immature and just plain rude.

    • Brandi can be very rude. I think her hot buttons are when she’s protecting someone else, like Lisa at the reunion and Kim at the dinner table. Or are we just being neurotic worrying about what is rude – maybe we should just go around telling everyone to STFU? Hmmm.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Hahaha…are we neurotic? Do we have low self esteem? Are we judgy??? I couldnt even think about taking the polls…I was too worried how I would feel about my own answers!!!!
        I dont think Brandi was protecting Kim at the dinner table-I think she wanted to call Adrienne out. She said in her blog “I don’t deal well with entitled people so I let her know that she needed to STFU. . .”.that has nothing to do with protecting Kim-that has to do with Brandi having a beef with Adrienne and reacting inappropriately.

        • Rebecca says:

          It was very rude, but Adrienne doesn’t seem to “get” anything anyone is trying to say to her unless your name is Bernie.

          • lizzle says:

            I agree… she was told nicely a few times before the “STFU” to not interfere with their talk. Adrienne doesn’t like Brandi, which happened last season when Adrienne, who initially brought Brandi in… had turned on her by the end of the season, which I saw at the reunion. So… Adrienne wasn’t going to listen to Brandi, because she doesn’t like her… so she continued to push. If there is one thing that I am neurotic about is that society accepts passive aggressive behavior, but outright aggressive behavior is not accepted. I would rather know where I stand with someone rather than a long courtship with passive aggressiveness that I have to finally sense after a while (months/ years)… that someone doesn’t like me. Adrienne is passive aggressive and Brandi is aggressive… both are bad behaviors. Adrienne is just as aggressive as Brandi…. she just does it passively… like through her chef, Bernie…. or through her feigning concern for Kim. Yeah right… pointing out someone crying is embarrassing to the one who is crying… so that wasn’t for Kim!

            • trudie says:

              ” I would rather know where I stand with someone rather than a long courtship with passive aggressiveness that I have to finally sense after a while (months/ years)… that someone doesn’t like me.”

              Very well said!

              • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

                Ditto! I prefer people who directly let me know how they feel about me, as opposed to them being underhanded and passive-aggressive OR smiling in my face and stabbing me in my back.

                Like Nene says, “I am NOT the type of person to stab you in your BACK!! Oh no, Honey! I am NOT like that. I will stab you in your CHEST so you see MY face and know that I am doing it — NOT all sneaky-like in your BACK!”

                Despite all of Nene’s talk of STABBING people, I really CONNECTED in a visceral way and on an emotional level with her statements.

                LOL.

            • Powell says:

              lizzle I like what you said. I would rather deal w/someone that is straight forward too.

        • BB says:

          But, Jill, don’t you think Adrienne was rude in announcing out loud that someone was crying? Surely she must have noticed Brandi and Kim talking and I think her purpose was to try to call Brandi out thinking she said something mean to Kim that caused her to start crying. It probably embarassed Kim for Adrienne to make that announcement and draw attention to it. I’m not excusing Brandi, but Adrienne acted just as inappropriately. Just because she didn’t curse doesn’t excuse her actions either.

          • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

            BB-I dont think it was rude of Adrienne at all. Considering the track record of convo’s between Brandi and Kim I think anyone at that table would have been concerned to see Kim crying. Brandi and Kim have never had a talk that didnt end badly-and from looking at Kim crying what would Adrienne think? I dont think saying “Uh-oh someones crying” is inappropriate and it would have been settled quickly if Brandi handled herself differently. Brandi drew more attention by saying STFU and I think that’s what she wanted.
            Granted this is only my opinion and I’m very neurotic and have low-self esteem….

            • Rebecca says:

              It was completely inappropriate for Adrienne to gleefully, and yes it was sing-songy, announce that Kim was crying. She did NOT ask Kim if she was ok. She did NOT ask what was going on. She was trying to stir the pot again.

              • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

                I dont think Adrienne was stirring the pot-I think she just said what she said. I dont think it was a big whoop and it could have been over quickly.
                Brandi seems like the type who says “Im just being honest” as a reason for being rude and inappropriate and I dont find that to be an endearing quality. Adrienne does not express herself well and comes off as a bit dippy and disconnected-that is not endearing either.

              • Powell says:

                JNNTJ Rebecca said what I was thinking. If it were me I would have said “Is everything ok Kim?” & quitely to not draw too much attention. Brandi could have said nothing & let Kim handle it.

            • BB says:

              Lol. I never thought of myself as neurotic or having low self-esteem, but since I watch reality TV, I guess I was wrong! And believe it or not, I’m am not an extrovert at all.

            • kit9 says:

              Exactly. It’s Brandi that made it a big deal that stopped the table in it’s tracks. Remember, just a few minutes earlier, Kim was crying at the table-she was emotional but with some happiness for being sober. So, that’s why Adrienne, I think, had the more up-beat way of approaching it but she was trying to help.

          • Rebecca says:

            Sometimes we respond to bullies with rude comments because we feel like they deserve it. Sometimes there’s no time for tact. And sometimes we’re just “done.” We did all get together because of a blog titled “I Hate Jill Zarin” which isn’t exactly nice or mature, but Lynn hit her boiling point with the redhead too.

            BTW – I hate Jill Zarin

          • Powell says:

            You’re right BB.

      • Beckygrey says:

        I have to agree with that NMD. When people (Kyle and Taylor) where making comments about her son peeing, she went off. She is very protective and it’s seems fiercely loyal. What she said was inappropriate period! Doesn’t mean I don’t love her, just that I am realist.

    • melthehound says:

      Do you know what kind of response I expect if I tell someone to STFU? The same one I would give if someone said it to me. I haven’t seen any of these shows so I’m not quite sure where all this comes from but my girl Brandi is a grown woman. You all know I love the character that is, Brandi. However, if she’s going to put stuff out there, she should be prepared and ready to accept whatever blowback comes as a result. She doesn’t get a free pass from me (nor should she from anyone else) for what comes out of her mouth. I don’t like Adrienne, Never really have but if she fired back in response to STFU, she had the right to do it. Same as Brandi or anyone else for that matter, has.

    • kit9 says:

      What’s so pathetic about Brandi’s reaction is it’s so 6th grade. She’s already made it clear that she sees being friends with Lisa as ‘a race’ that she wants to win. So, like anyone with the mental maturity of a 12 yo, dying to win the LISA FRIEND race, Brandi attacks Lisa’s foe, Adrienne. That’s all that scene was about. She didn’t care about bonding with Kim(who Brandi continues to claim holds her responsible for all her abuse problems. Huh? I must have missed when Kim said that)because Brandi knows very well that Adrienne meant well. Adrienne, by far, was closer to Kim last season than anyone but Kyle. But, Brandi wants to sit next to Queen Lisa as her bestie and this is how she’s going about winning that race.

      • Called A Princess... says:

        kit9 ITA. Brandi is making points with Lisa. She seemed to be just waiting for a reason to slam Addy. Addy seems to be socially clueless, so an easy face to face mark. I like Brandi, but she did behave badly at the dinner. I think anytime you tell another adult to shut up, you are moving into nasty territory. JMHO.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      Oh, Jill, you JIVE TURKEY….

      STFU!!

      I am so sorry. I am ONLY kidding, but I REALLY needed a LAUGH today — even if I had to give it to myself!! (You know I REALLY think you are DYN-O-MITE and I would NEVER tell you to STFU!).

      JIVE TURKEYS FOREVER! (*Fist Raised*)

  9. dickens says:

    Re Tamra’s wedding: I know that nobody gives Tweet Maxine any credence, but I thought this was funny. She says that they are trying to find some kind (any kind) of soothsayer that will say on camera that her wedding date of 12-12-12 will be lucky. Unfortunately, according to TM, the number 12 is actuallty unlucky. I don’t know if any of it is true or not but it will be interesting to see if Tamra consults a spiritualist on the show who will tell her that her wedding date will be lucky for her.

    Happy birthday, Bluesky1forever! 🙂

  10. BB says:

    When I think of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, I think of them in three specific group types (not groups of friends, but group types):

    The self-confident and secure ones: Lisa, Yolanda and Camille
    The insecure ones with a false sense of bravado and lack of self-awareness: Adrienne, Kyle and Taylor
    The insecure ones who are working on their self-awareness and are becoming more confident: Brandi and Kim

    • I’m not sure about Camille – I might put her in the last group moving towards the first. She puts on a good front so it’s hard to say, but every once in a while things slip.

      • BB says:

        I know what you mean. She may seem a little vulnerable after what she’s been through with KG (who wouldn’t be), but she seems to have bounced back pretty nicely. I’m not a total fan of Camille. I think she’s more like the Camille we saw on Season 1 on the inside, but follows her PR advice and that’s what we seee on the outside. I almost wish she’d be more herself; that’d be a little more interesting to watch. She’s become almost boring by not wanting to cause any conflict.

      • Powell says:

        NMD that’s why I said I had to look at her a few seconds but then I realized that it was partly what Kelsey was doing to her that made Camille seem insecure and not sure of herself. Remember the word “insecure” was what caused the big fight between Camille and Kyle.

    • Powell says:

      Good list BB. I had to think about Camille for a few seconds but I think you hit the nail on the head w/the ladies.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      This comment is RIGHT ON THE MONEY! I think you’ve broken down and described the groups and its members perfectly. *Shrug*

    • TexasTart says:

      The three groups for.the BH ladies…clever and so true!

  11. Rebecca says:

    For once and for all……….

    Someone on another blog clarified the “crackpot” comment. Adrienne was trying to stir up a competition on twitter between the dogs, Giggy and Jackpot. She wouldn’t stop! Finally Lisa gets fed up and says “oh Jackpot, Crackpot, let’s move on” or something very close to that.

    She NEVER called Adrienne’s dag “Crackpot.” Lisa was trying to be Laverne & Shirley funny (which AGAIN goes over Adrienne’s botox-ladeled head like the hoof comment). Because Adrienne’s is always looking to stir the pot, this massive campaign against Lisa had some more fuel.

    Because this is so incredibly stupid, so juvenile, so completely insignificant, can we all agree that this isn’t worth mentioning any more? Every time i see it, I want to fly to LA to shake some sense into her.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      I agree…it’s so dumb. It’s not liked the dog whispered in Adrienne’s ear that his feelings were hurt…we need to move on!!!

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        LOL at Jackpot whispering in Adrienne’s ears, “Lisa really hurt my feelings, Mommy!!”

    • Powell says:

      Rebecca I agree it’s totally stupid and Yup that’s how it went down. Lisa being funny w/Jackpot and Maloof Hoof. Again, Adrienne is so stupid w/jealousy over Lisa that she’s let those brilliant ops fly right over her head cause if it was me I’d have had Jackpot a jacket and T-shirt made that said “Jackpot Crackpot” & I’d have called my shoes “Maloof Hoofs”. IMO moneymaking ideas and her popularity that could’ve soared.

      • melthehound says:

        If the Martyr had any business brains at all, she could have turned that Hoof comment into a goldmine. She passed on a golden marketing opportunity by being offended, by a comment, about a Shoe. For the record, Hoof is the first thing I thought of it too, before Lisa said anything.

        • Orson says:

          IIRC, at the fashion show where Charo presented her new line of shoes, weren’t the models wearing floor length gowns? Which strikes me as a unique way of presenting one’s line of footwear.

    • deadendlights says:

      You’re exactly right. I posted that on Lisa’s last bravo blog and Lisa gave my bravo screen name a shout on twitter saying that I was “spot on”.

      • Powell says:

        Very nice of her to give you a shout out.

        • deadendlights says:

          Yeah, it was. I have to admit I fangirled a bit when I saw it, especially since I’m the only one she’s done that for this season. She always tweets a general ‘thank you’ to her fans for the comments every week though which I think is very sweet.

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        Congratulations on the shout-out from Queen Vanderpump (That’s what I call her in my head — and on this blog)!

  12. Good Morning Peeps! A cloudy, dreary day here that matches my soar throat and sneezes. 😦 But wanted to stop in to say hello, and what a great blog today. Thanks everyone!

    NMD, I love your polls and info, but I am neurotic about whether I am neurotic or not so I didn’t answer them! LOL!

    I am going back to my comfy chair and man the remote, so I will see you all later.
    No new post today but I promise there will be one tomorrow! There IS a nice inspirational pic and message though. Hugs!
    http://fromthedeskofmardrag.wordpress.com/

    • Rebecca says:

      From my father to you, heat up a tablespoon of brandy and a tablespoon on honey in a mug in the microwave for about 20 seconds. Add a tablespoon or two of cooler water so you can drink it down. It will soothe your throat and put you to sleep for a nice nap.

      I’ve been drinking my dad’s “cough syrup” since I was about five. Works like a charm every time.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Rebecca..I dont have a sore throat but I could use a nap-this recipe will come in handy!!!

        • Rebecca says:

          I have a four-year-old fruitcake for you then. This baby has been soaked in brandy every three months. It is totally flammable right now. It’s amazing and is the perfect late-night snack.

      • trudie says:

        Rebecca, my dad used to give that to us too!

      • Thanks Rebecca! You nailed it! I have actually been sipping brandy (a fav of mine) to help me sleep. (Really, just to sleep, LOL!) 😛 I forgot about the honey thing tho, so I will do that today. In fact, right now….so I can curl up in my blanket and snooze. Thanks for this! Hugs!

      • Powell says:

        Rebecca that sounds good soar throat or no sore throat. 🙂

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      I hope you feel better soon, Mardrag.

  13. Powell says:

    I’m watching Ghosts of Girlfriends Past w/sexy Texan Matthew McConaughey. My 1st time seeing it. It’s funny.

    • princesspindy says:

      I’ve never heard of that one, I will look for it, he is such a cutie pie. I love that Magic Mike commercial where he says, “Looks like we got a lot of laaaw breakers up in here.”
      It reminds me of this blog!!! lol But I am concerned about his health with all the weight he has lost for this new role he is playing. It really is not good for the organs….

      • Powell says:

        He’s got an Emmy nomination for Magic Mike. I laugh every time I see the promo on commercials so I can’t wait to see it on DirectTv.

    • TexasTart says:

      He looked so bad when he was in Austin last ….so this was weight loss for a movie role?!

  14. Ruby12 says:

    I do remember seeing the episode of Rosie Pope with Jennifer Dalton. She had a problem with never shutting up, to the point where Rosie, to make a point, tied a scarf over her mouth so that her husband could get a word in. Also, the episode showed her in sexy lingerie at about 8 months pregnant and she looked amazing, jeeze! She will be one to watch on RHONJ.

  15. Kat from Ohio says:

    that new housewife is NOT attractive

  16. plainviewsue says:

    Stars, great write up on the BH blogs!

  17. I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

    Good Afternoon, Everybody!

    I want to be able to respond to so many of the GREAT comments people made above, but I cannot do that at this time for the following reasons:

    1) My Mother is very sad and worried because she received a call this morning from 1 of her sisters that 1 of her brothers to whom she is close just went into the hospital to have an MRI performed. He’s lost 30 pounds in the past few weeks, and he has been suffering with incredible stomach pain AND horrible hip and elbow pain. They found a lump on his hip. The doctors think it may be cancer. My Mom is kind of a hardass that is not one for crying, but she did cry this morning and said she is “so worried!” Please keep my uncle and his family in your prayers;

    2) I am diligently doing my very best to finish up the BBW-L.A. blog for you guys. My goal is to have it ready for NMD to have in tomorrow’s blog. For some reason, when I’m typing E-Mails in Yahoo on my Mom’s Notebook, it moves VERY S-L-O-W-L-Y (As some of you know, my laptop is presently in a coma. So, I’m forced to work with what I got: this tiny, super-slow Notebook). I apologize for the delay, but I have been experiencing technical difficulties. I have also been experiencing having to share this machine with my Mom (of course). So, that factors in as well. I think I will be able to get the BBW-L.A. blog finished today (*Fingers Crossed*), however, because my Mom seems to sad to even want to use her Notebook.

    I will, however, come back to this blog so that I can respond to the wonderful comments above, when I take short breaks from working on the BBW-L.A. blog.

    Now…..on to more important things:

    BlueSky’s Birthday

    Happy, Birthday, Blue!! I love reading your comments, and I am glad you have become my “blog friend.” I hope you have a WONDERFUL day!

    RHONJ

    I am actually a little familar with Jennifer Dalton. She is supposedly best friends with the rapper, “Li’l Kim” (I just mentioned her last night! Ironic!). Throughout this past season of RHONJ, Li’l Kim sent out tweets that were very supportive to Teresa (because I think she somehow is personally acquainted with her). She said she wished she could be cast on RHONJ (I guess Li’l Kim lives in Jersey) so that she could be Teresa’s “backup” because she felt like Teresa was being ganged up on with NO real support.

    Can you imagine Li’l Kim being on RHONJ??!! I wonder just how she would have handled Caroline, Jac, Kathy & Melissa. Li’l Kim is ALLEGEDLY SUPER-SWEET in real life (to the surprise of many people), but, when crossed, she does NOT hesitate to BITE back and bite HARD!!

    And I actually saw the episode of “Pregnant In Heels” where Jennifer Dalton and her husband appeared. They were very “cute” together (and they ended up having the CUTEST little baby girl!).

    I am excited to see someone on RHONJ (if, indeed, she IS a new cast member) who is NOT related to anyone else on the cast.

    I am also excited to see an African-American on the show. It is nice to see more diversity on RHONJ (As an aside, Lionel Richie’s ex-wife, Brenda WAS going to be a cast member from the very beginning of RHOBH. She is supposedly VERY good friends with some of the cast members. I saw an interview with Lionel Richie where he mentioned this, and he laughingly mentioned that she changed her mind when he gave her a VERY LARGE sum of money NOT to do so! I guess he did not want any part of his private life or possibly that of their daughter, Nicole Richie, exposed. He and his ex-wife Brenda are allegedly now VERY good friends. I guess that’s why he laughed and did NOT seem bothered about paying her a LOT of money to change her mind about being a RHOBH cast member. *Shrug*).

    That being said (about it being nice to see more diversity), I LOVE getting insight into Italian-American families and the Italian and Italian-American culture! Besides that, I have Italian ancestors (the earliest of whom was recorded by my very close friend, who is a geneaologist to be an Italian attorney by the name of Gianbautista Antonio Orso). So, it’s doubly cool for me.

    I am also glad that Caroline and Teresa are allegedly now on speaking terms. I wonder what that REALLY means, though. It will be interesting to find out.

    RHOM

    I can’t wait to see JoAnna and Adrianna go at it. I don’t like Joanna, and I am HOT and COLD when it comes to Adrianna. So, I don’t really have a “side.” It will still be interesting to watch, though, because Adrianna has good comebacks (when JoAnna’s not screaming over her and refusing to allow her to be heard when talking. JoAnna probably does this because when Adrianna was on WWHL, and JoAnna called in, Adrianna verbally SLAYED her!! One of the things she told Adrianna, was “Honey, if the HOOKER BOOTS fit…..WEAR ’em!!” [Ooh, SNAP!!]).

    RHOC

    I do not really care all that much about ANY of these women, really. *Shrug*

    ARTICLE ABOUT REALITY T.V. WATCHERS and the accompanying POLLS

    Very insightful and interesting. I agree with parts of the article and disagree with other parts of it. The Polls are GREAT!

    SISTER WIVES

    Great blog AGAIN, BB!! I think Meri IS being totally selfish, and I can understand some of the other wives’ resentment toward her.

    I also get the feeling she does not really want to have another baby at this stage of her life. I did not like the way Kody seemed to be pressuring and kind of emotionally blackmailing her about it.

    TEEN MOM 3

    Great blog, Rabble! There is NOTHING more I can say about it because I agree with EVERY damned THING your wrote!!

    RHOBH CAST BLOGS

    Excellent job, Stars!! I LOVE your humor and your snark. I also have NOTHING more to say because, just like with Rabble’s blog, I agree with EVERY LAST THING you said about each of the woman and their respective blogs.

    Alright, that’s my dissertation for now. I’ve got to get back to the BBW-L.A. blog and taking a break to say a couple of rosaries with my Mom (and helping her out around the house). I’ll be checking in and out when I can so I can respond to you guys’ comments.

    TA TA FOR NOW,
    Your Crazy Blog Friend,
    DETOX

    • BB says:

      I’m so sorry to hear about your uncle, Detox. I’ll be praying for your mom and your uncle and family.

    • trudie says:

      Detox, please tell your mom that the entire blog family with keep your family and her brother in our thoughts and prayers.

    • Detox, sad news about your uncle but I’ll be praying for him. So sorry for your mom, hope she will be okay too. ((( Detox & family )))

    • melthehound says:

      Well, that sucks. As soon as you said how much weight he’s lost and how fast it’s happened, I knew what may be going on. I hope, I’m wrong though. Know that you and you family are in my thoughts. Get back to us whenever you can.

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      I am so sorry to hear about your Uncle, hopefully the test results will come back with more positive news.

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        Thanks, Rabble. We’re all hoping that too. We did find out this afternoon that the lump on his hip is an abscess. They are keeping him overnight. He apparently has not been able to keep anything — including liquids — down for the past few days. So, of course, according to the doctors/nurses, he was very dehydrated. They’re running all kinds of tests.

        We should know something by tomorrow.

    • I’m so sorry to hear about your uncle, ((((Detox and Detox’s mom))))

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        Thanks so much, NMD. I am now about to write about the very last segment of the last episode of BBW-L.A. My Mom decided that cleaning closets out would make her feel better. So, she had me doing THAT today in between saying a couple of rosaries. In between, I’d sneak back to her notebook and type about those crazy heifers on BBW-L.A. It was kinda therapeutic.

        Cleaning is therapeutic for my Mom.

        Drinking or lying around on my a*s contemplating my navel or typing about these fools on my t.v. is therapeutic for ME.

        Different strokes for different folks.

        If I can’t have the blog to you in time for you to place it in tomorrow’s blog (although I’m trying my damnedest to meet that goal), I will DEFINITELY have it ready to go in Monday’s blog.

        Thanks for being so patient.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      Detox-give mom a hug from me…even hard-asses need hugs!!!!!

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        Yes, they do (Sometimes, they’re the ones that need hugs the most). I will definitely give her that hug from you, Jill.

    • JustDee says:

      Hugs and Prayers to you and your family Detox.

    • Powell says:

      Detox I’m so sorry about your uncle. I hope and pray that he will be ok. I know it’s tough for your mom. Siblings that love and care for one another have a hard time when their bro or sis are ill. I guess it’s that special bond. Your mom has you, your bro and her husband to lean on during this tough time. I know you want to finish blogging BBW and I love that you do but I totally understand that LIFE doesn’t always let you do what you want to do so don’t worry about blogging it on my account.

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        Thanks, Powell! You’re right about the blog (although I actually just finished it. I still have to proofread and edit before I hit “Send,” though. I know you guys will excuse any errors I make and give me an “A” for “Effort”. Who am I kidding? I think all of 2 people read that blog because hardly anyone watches that show. LOL. 😉 ).

    • Rebecca says:

      Hugs and prayers coming your way, Detox.

    • Laineylainey says:

      Sorry I am so late with this, you got it: I will pray for your uncle and your mom.

    • TexasTart says:

      So sorry to hear there is trouble with Uncle Detox! ((((Detox’ Family ))))

  18. Mene Seela says:

    Are reality fans more neurotic??? OH DUH!

    What’s the next survey going to conclude? That reality fans are more judgemental, gossipy, loyal, opinionated, outspoken, humorous and caring?

    Gosh. Who would have known?

  19. princesspindy says:

    Happy Birthday Bluesky!! I haven’t read much yet, need another cup of Joe!!

    I would give my opinion of that survey but I’m afraid of what j’all might think of me!!

    Neurotic?? And what of it??? I earned every one of my neuroses, thank you very much!!

    And Hell Yes!! I feel better about my life than those freakazoids on reality tv, every last one of them, not a one would I change places. [(with) for you fans of ending a sentence with a preposition]

    As far as being an extrovert, only when I’m around people, duh!

  20. Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes 🙂 I’m enjoying some peace & quiet now. Megana (she was 3 last May) has been staying with us while her mom is in the hospital, with her just delivered yesterday cute new baby brother! So it’s been crazy here. Just this morning it took the 3 of us to get Megana dressed. She runs around a lot, so the dogs have been locked up in a bedroom which makes them crazy. So nice to sit down for awhile, with my dogs happily content on their largest size dog beds. And catch up on all the comments/blogs. Life is good!

    Texas tart I did read your reply 🙂

    Tomorrow there will be an all day screening of Walking Dead starting at 2 pm ET so you can catch up or watch again. Episode 8 tomorrow night will be the last one we get until season 3 resumes in February for 8 more episodes. NMD is putting my latest recap up tomorrow. Have a great weekend friends 😉

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      Happy Birthday Bluesky
      xoxoxoxo

    • BB says:

      I wish you hadn’t told me about the Walking Dead starting at 2 tomorrow afternoon. There goes my afternoon because I cannot resist that show. It’s my current favorite tv viewing. Glad you’re finally getting some peace and quiet. Enjoy the rest of your day.

    • JustDee says:

      Happy Birthday Bluesky!

    • Powell says:

      I’m glad you had a good BDay. I can’t believe WD us goingbto he done until Feb. I think that’s what will make this season more enjoyable.

    • trudie says:

      Congratulations on the new baby brother for Megana! Now that’s a birthday present!

    • TexasTart says:

      Glad you’re enjoying some peace and quiet Bluesky! 🙂

  21. melthehound says:

    Good afternoon reality fans. (You all know you are 😉 ). I looked at some of the results in those polls and one of them surprised me a little. That is the one that asks if you have low self esteem. I wish the result of that poll was a lot more lopsided because each of you should know that you have value, to someone, and you add something to their lives. It suggests to me that you believe no one cares about you or what you have to say or offer. That, to me, is very sad and I wish something could be done to make you feel better about yourselves.

    As for me, I watch some of these shows to be entertained. No more, no less. The ones that no longer entertain me, I don’t watch anymore. Yes, I Do sometimes feel better about my life watching them. Kind of in a better them than me sort of way. There are some that I watch with a WTF look on my face wondering both, what are these people thinking and, why am I watching them do it? I’ll get back to you when I figure that one out. For the most part, I’ve stopped watching Bravo. Lips McGee really ruined the HW franchises for me so I find myself with the opinion, I simply don’t care about any of them. I quit watching the Jeff Lewis programs because I’m tired of his school girl hissy fits at others doing the same shit he does.

    One of the shows I still watch, with that WTF look on my face, is Teen Mom. Great recap, RabbleRouser, I’ve missed both you and your recaps here (how are those two terminally cute little girls?). Here is what I think of these people (as if any of you didn’t know).

    Jenelle- I have a lot of words but none of them are good. The only Good thing I’ve seen her do is sign that kid over to her mother. Even that though, I question. Jenelle’s attitude came from some place, even if it seems like she pulled it out of her behind. I find myself wanting to give her something to be so pissed off about so she’ll at least have a reason to be angry with the world. It would make more sense to me. She is obviously a spoiled brat and she’s likely to always be one. I feel sorry, for the guy that got mixed up with her and anyone else who does in the future. She is true, Hell on earth and a junkie to boot. I’m sure she has the nerve to be pissed at her mother for not bailing her out. I would have let the bitch rot.

    Kaitlin- Is a complete psycho. It isn’t as if Joe (baby daddy) left the kid by the side of the road near some trashcan so he could go party. Odds are pretty good that the kid was asleep at his mother’s house when he left to go get ‘tipsy’ and get some (if you know what I mean). This guy has told her repeatedly, that he doesn’t want to be ‘with’ her but he’s happy to bust one off whenever she wants to. She better recognize the fact that she can’t control what he does, or who he sees. She better recognize the fact that he has as much say in that kid’s life as she does. She better recognize that she is tied to Joe, for the rest of someone’s life through Issac.

    Chelsea… Chelsea, Chelsea, Chelsea… There are really no words to describe what I think of her but, I’ll try anyway. I felt sorry for her at one time.. When in her first season, she was dealing with Adam and he told her he wanted to sign away his right or claim to ‘that mistake’. Anyone else remember that? That would have been enough for most mothers that I know to completely cut him out of the kid’s life. Remember the scene at the lawyers office where she and her friend (as a witness) took Adam’s name off of the birth certificate? She made the statement in the last episode that it is SHE who pays the rent at that house and her father has no say in the matter. I’m going to thump my chest a bit here and say that if anyone treated my daughter the way that guy has treated her, he would no longer be breathing. At the very least, if she kept going back to him, I would wash my hands of the entire situation including but not limited to, paying her rent. Eventually the MTV checks are going to go away and she’s going to be stuck with nothing. Those ratty hair extensions she wears are probably expensive. So is rent. Good luck paying it if daddy ever cuts off his support because, she isn’t qualified for much other than being on a TV show about having a kid at a young age. She is one major spoiled brat of an idiot from where I’m watching, saying, WTF.

    Then we have miss Leah. There was a time I liked her. However, I’m finding myself saying now, Bitch Please. She Honestly has the nerve to suggest that Corey wanting a truck (to get to work and support her and the twins) is the reason they got divorced, and then be sad about the divorce as if she had NOTHING to do with it. She conveniently forgets that the reason Corey began looking into it is because SHE didn’t respect the marriage. She didn’t respect the fact that she was Getting married and neither did this douche bag of an ex boyfriend of hers. My money says that neither one of them respected it while she was married either. Once a cheater Always a cheater. I’ve seen many of you here state that MANY times.

    Bottom line is all of these girls have spent so much time pissing in the ears of the baby daddies or those trying to help them that I’m wondering Why TF, should anyone care about them?

    I guess that is more than I set out to say here, Off to read Stars’ recaps of the blogs…

    • Powell says:

      Yes MTH I’m a reality fan. I’m a TV fan or as one of my aunt’s calls it the idiot box. Hi my name is Powell and I’m a TVaholic. 😉 Like you I watch a lot if stuff saying “WTF” & “I can’t believe I’m watching this”. But some of thus stuff us like that car crash you can’t look away from. I’m so glad RR is blogging TM. I watched some yesterday and you are right on w/those girls. They are all going down the wrong road at this time when they have such a great opportunity in their lives to make better choices for themselves & their kids.

      • melthehound says:

        I guess one day they’ll all grow up but it’s sure taking a long time for some of them. Many of them decided to keep the kids (their choice, not knocking it) thinking that even while in HS, they would be a happy little family. Didn’t happen then, won’t happen now, for anyone.

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        I’m glad Rabble is blogging “Teen Mom” too. I watch every week — usually shaking my head at how DUMB some of them are! Then again, your late teens and your 20’s (at least your very early 20’s) is when you’re SUPPOSED to be DUMB and make your mistakes and learn from them. It’s sad that their children have to be present and possibly affected by this fact, though.

        If I would have had a child as a teenager….good God! I tell you ONE thing, though: my Mama and my Daddy DAMNED sure would NOT be letting me act like an a*shole to them and like a PLUMB fool (They would not put up with that from me NOW, and I’m 42!!)!

        They also would not be raising my damned child for me either! My Mom told me that OVER AND OVER when I was a teenager, and she would hear about one of my teen peers getting pregnant. I used to respond, “But you had ME when you were 19!!” She’d respond, “It was a much different time back then. I was married at 18 and had you at 19, and your Daddy and I did not ask for a DAMNED thing from ANYBODY. We did it all on our own — and we did it TOGETHER. I doubt that many of your little pregnant acquaintances’ boyfriends will stick around!”

        My Dad would just say, “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?” I once responded, “You bought YOUR cow. As a matter of fact, she’s in the kitchen right now washing dishes!” before I ran to my room and locked the door.

        I was punished for a LOOOOONG time after THAT sassiness. *Shrug*

  22. Powell says:

    I’m watching ATL. Phaedra is so cut and stylish. Why oh why does she wear her clothes so tight? I couldn’t breath. I can’t stand tight clothes.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      I like Phaedra, but I cannot tell a lie. She DOES wear clothes entirely too tight most of the time.

      It also looks like she’s putting on quite a bit of weight. Genes are NOT to be played with. Her Mom is a BIG woman. I hope she lets Apollo put her through her paces now that he is a certified fitness trainer and nutrition expert. Speaking of THAT, did you notice that, as they were discussing his new fitness expert qualifications, Apollo was chowing down on some collard greens, baked macaroni and cheese and some kind of calorie-laden-looking type of meat? Apollo can probably get away with that because of his metabolism and the way he works out…..but it’s certainly not good advertising for his new business as a “nutrition expert.”

      For business’ sake at least, when filming, Apollo’s ass needs to be drinking Smoothies, popping vitamins and eating salads —

      PREFERABLY with his SHIRT OFF!! 😀

  23. melthehound says:

    Stars99.. Thank you for all your hard work on those blogs. Picking a third of what these people write, to comment on, doesn’t sound like an easy task. I thank you mostly though because, as I’ve signed off of Bravo, I don’t need to watch these crapfest shows to know what’s going on. Of course, the same thanks to all the rest of you who make similar contributions.

  24. Powell says:

    I’m watching the musical Les Miserables on PBS. I’ve seen the original movie w/Fredrick March from the 40’s and the remake in later yrs several times but I’ve never seen the play. Has anyone seen it? It’s very good.

    • JustDee says:

      I saw the play in London. It was Excellent!
      I’d like to see the musical, is it going to repeat?

      • Powell says:

        JustDee I’m watching the play taped in London. :-). Fantastic voices all right. This cast is amazing!!

      • Powell says:

        And JustDee I’m not sure if it will be on again cause this is pledge week. You can get the DVD when you pledge I think $180, something like that.

    • Nancy says:

      Hi Powel,
      It’s the best musical ever written. (IMHO) Alfie Boe has one of the best voices I’ve ever heard. Thank God we saved Big Bird, eh? LOL

      I loved your post upthread. 🙂

      • Powell says:

        Nancy it’s pretty darn good that’s for sure. Thks. I’m glad you like my post. 🙂

        • Nancy says:

          I’ve seen it 5 times. 🙂

          • Powell says:

            “Everybody raise a glass up the master’s ass”. Love that. 🙂

            • Nancy says:

              We will have to see how the movie goes over. I think it comes out Christmas Day.

              • Powell says:

                Yes. It will be interesting to see how they come close to the play and the original film. Although there are some films I wish Hollywood wouldn’t remake and Les Mis is one of those but we shall see. You know I’m looking forward to seeing Keira Knightley’s Ana Karenina. I’ve seen Vivian Leigh’s several times & the other version. I love Keira Knightley.

    • BB says:

      Powell. Here’s the official movie trailer
      &http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuEFm84s4oI

      • Powell says:

        Ok BB thks. Fantastic cast. I didn’t know Anne Hathaway could sing like that. Ok Hollywood may have pulled it off. 🙂

    • princesspindy says:

      I am looking forward to seeing the movie. I saw the play at the Dorthy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles when my hubby and I were first married. I have to say it was ruined for me by all the people coughing, lol. It was too much for my ADD!!!

  25. JustDee says:

    Hiiiiiiii Y’alllllll!
    I’ve been really busy and STRESSED the last couple of months trying to find me and mom a more permanent living situation up here in Jax before our lease ran out Dec 9th. The condo we were in was a 3 month at a time lease AND for sale so we never knew if we’d be renewed or not. Plus the owners were PITAs and didn’t want to fix things. ie: 9 months with a broken ice maker!

    FINALLY! The day before Thanksgiving I signed the papers on a new condo. Been busting my butt since getting it clean and set up. Today I finished – except for another load of stuff at the old condo. WOO HOO! Sooooo Happy! To top it all off, we have a marsh view so I get to see a little nature (almost like being HOME!)

    Annnnnnnnnnd I have all the TV channels I want now (since I’m paying for it) AND On Demand so I can catch up on all the Homeland and Dexter I’ve missed. Have I mentioned I’m Happy? 😀

    • melthehound says:

      Great to see you JD and congrats on getting everything in order 😀 Double ^4 from the Hound.

    • Powell says:

      Aw JustDee Congrats to your purchase of the condo! Good for you. I hope you and your mom are comfy cozy. It’s great that your in before Christmas since that’s added pressure you don’t need at that time of the year. I’m glad you GOT the channels that you want, especially since YOU’RE paying the bill. 🙂

    • princesspindy says:

      Oh, I am soooo happy for you!!!!

      • JustDee says:

        Thanks Princess!
        It wouldn’t have been such a BIG DEAL except 98% of the condos that accept pets have a 25-35 pound limit. Tux weighs 80!

    • BB says:

      I’ll bet you’re glad that’s done. Now you can relax a little.

      • JustDee says:

        I’m sitting on the back porch with a glass of wine and my feet up Right Now 😀
        Sad we’re not gonna be “Beach Buddies” anymore though, lol.

        • BB says:

          I’m actually closer to the sound than I am the beach. which is probably similar to your marsh view. All kinds of nature going on there, even occasionally a deer spotting. Good kayaking spot too.

          • JustDee says:

            Oh! I thought you were “on” the beach. This place is on the Guana reserve and right up the road is the center that has hiking trails and kayaking. Can’t wait to check it out!
            http://www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal/sites/gtm/

            • BB says:

              That looks like a beautiful place! The beach is about 7 or 8 “blocks” from my house. It’s walking distance (my husband rides his bike). The sound is right across the street. The sunsets are breathtaking.

              • JustDee says:

                Walking distance we’re 4-5 blocks from the beach now. I’ll miss the sunrises but not the sea slime on the windows or the NOISE when the waves are crashing for days on end. It’s quiet on this side and can’t wait to see the sunsets!

    • trudie says:

      Congratulations!

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      Congratulations and YAY for JustDee!! WHOO HOO! I’m happy that you’re so happy! 😀

    • TexasTart says:

      Woo Hoo! Great news , Just Dee! Glad to hear you have some changes that make you 😀

  26. Mene Seela says:

    Has anyone heard about the KC Chief linebacker? What a shock.

    • Powell says:

      My mother told me. It’s just unbelievable! Killed is wife, went to practice and killed himself in front of the coach right?

    • BB says:

      Mene, that is a shocking story. I can’t imagine anything being so bad that he would kill his girlfriend (they had and infant) and then go to the stadium and kill himself in front of the coach and GM. Very sad.

    • Rebecca says:

      Wow – so sad. That poor little girl lost both her parents today.

    • Mene Seela says:

      I can’t imagine what the coach & GM are going through.

      • djprincessc says:

        I think it was either roid rage OR idk if anyone else has noticed that quite a few football players have committed suicide, I think there has to be some type of brian trauma that football players endure which makes them more prone to this. Just my 2 cents. Either way its sad bc now the baby is an orphan and imagine going through life having to tell that story when people asks about her parents 😦

        • Nancy says:

          dj,
          I said the exact same thing to my husband. Steroids! I’m not sure if he had a history
          of head trauma due to football though. I’ll have to look that up. It’s going to be a very
          dark day this Sunday when the Chief’s play. Hopefully the entire league will be wearing a black band on their arms. That poor little girl. 😦

  27. Powell says:

    Nancy and JustDee Nick Jonas is in this Les Mis. I forgot he did it.

  28. BB says:

    I’m watching It’s a Wonderful Life for the gazillionth time. It always gets me a little more into the Christmas spirit. White Christmas is my favorite Christmas movie though. Sisters, Sisters and Snow, Snow, Snow, Snow, Snoooooooooow!

    • Mene Seela says:

      I love the Sisters song. Danny Kaye is hysterical.

    • Powell says:

      What channel or is it a DVD?

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      It’s a Wonderful Life is my FAVE!! I just love the George Bailey…”dont hit my sore Mr. Gower”!! And Uncle Billy-I love that old forgetful man!!!

      • BB says:

        It’s a Wonderful Life Trivia time. Do you guys remember when Donna Reed (Mary) replaced Barbara Bel Geddes on the tv series Dallas for one season (in 1984)? When Bel Geddes decided to return after being gone one season, Reed sued the producers for breach of contract.

        • Powell says:

          Yes Miss BB I remember that. I was a huge Dallas fan. It was very strange having Donna Reed play Miss Ellie and being married to Clayton. I’ve always liked Donna Reed and she did a good job but Barbara Bel Geddes was Miss Ellie. Every actor was suited for their role and it would have been strange for anyone else to play them. Remember when Jock died and that actor came on saying he was Jock and had plastic surgery because his face was scared in an accident? I can’t remember that actor’s name and it he was just playing a swindler but no one but Davis could play Jock Ewing.

          • BB says:

            I remember and I can’t think of his name either, but it will come to me eventually.

          • princesspindy says:

            I remember being at my friend’s engagement party and we all stopped and went into the den to see who had shot JR!

          • TexasTart says:

            Oh my gosh, I was a huge Dallas fan, huge, which might be a no brainer…..considering. So True about Bel Geddes.

  29. Nancy says:

    Happy Birthday Bluesky. I hope it’s a good one. 🙂

  30. Just saw Lincoln at the movie theater. I highly recommend it. I was hanging on the edge of my seat even though I knew which way the vote was going to go.

  31. boston02127 says:

    Happy Birthday Blue. I hope you had a good day.

  32. TexasTart says:

    Good Morning! It’s going to be a beautiful day ! 😀

    • BB says:

      Good morning Texas Tart. It is going to be a great day.

      • TexasTart says:

        🙂 Helping my Mother decorate for Christmas is apparently taking much of tbe weekend, but I am so happy t be able to help her. Getting caught up on the blog ….need to check out your recap too! Thanks for the schedules of what’s on!

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          Chilly and foggy here today. Have a cup of coffee and admiring my Christmas tree-my girlies did a fab job decorating it yesterday, although Maggie seems to clump lots of ornaments in one spot! I cant move them around-she will notice and think I dont like her “decorating style”!!!

          • BB says:

            Ha! My hubs is a perfectionist and likes the perfect tree with only white lights, certain ornament placed just right, etc. etc. When my girls were younger, we had our own tree in the upstairs tv room. It had all their home-made ornaments and (gasp) colored lights! My husband’s tree was for company. Our tree was for us. Now with the girls gone, we only have the “company” tree which is, I must say, very pretty. But sometimes I miss that gaudy tree. Treasure it while you can because it goes by fast.

          • TexasTart says:

            How sweet Jill 🙂 My 7 year old niece was ‘helping’ in some none too attractive ways, lol, we left it that way for now, but I’m sure some things will miraculously disappear.

            • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

              BB-I love that story!! When I moved out on my own I had the most perfect tree-I invited my mother over to see it and the woman actually laughed at me. I guess she thought I was trying to be too cute b/c as a family of 7 we ALWAYS HAD A TREE WITH COLORED LIGHTS AND MISMATCHED ORNAMENTS!!! I had only white lights and cute little bows, store bought ornaments and a perfect new angel on top.Oh and the part that had her howling with laughter was the tree skirt I bought for a million dollars (Im estimating)-she used to throw a white sheet around the bottom of the tree….I miss those days!!!!

              • TexasTart says:

                😀

              • BB says:

                I did insist that two ornaments from the old tree be on the company tree. They were made by my girls. They are Mason canning jar tops with their pictures (from when they were little) in the middle hole part, trimmed by ribbon. They go front and center.

  33. Lisa Renee says:

    Good morning everybody, where did this last week go??? I have only had time to read & the blog with the comments have been on fire, I read a great political debate, I read in this PC world a little girl who hates her coat zipped and helps a little boy off with his jacket labeled a bully & lots of serious laughing. Exclusive interviews, recaps, tweets & juicy gossip, a cornucopia of information that really talented people take time out of their lives to enrich ours. Gives this grinch the warm & fuzzies 🙂
    NMD, I posted before about the “tone” of the blog & all the responses echoed mine. You are amazing & appreciated. Congrats on the exclusives. Your POV & your voice makes this your blog.
    Detox, I will pray for your family. You know its bad when mom cries. When I get bad news, I head to the laundry room. No clue as to why but it is where I find solace. I lost a dear uncle & aunt on xmas eve 2 years in a row. They were not meant to be apart. Those years all I heard is where is Lisa?……In the laundry room.
    MTH, oh jeff, you do give good rant. I love when you rant, it is one of my favorite things about you. Your survivor recap caused quite the casino in my home & I am still laughing my ass off. Denise is a beast. I mean it as a compliment. Love your POV!
    My daughters b-day was yesterday so my life takes off like rocket right after T’giving thru her day. All she keeps saying is “this is the last time we will make xmas tree cake together”, and for everything else we are doing. I have to remind her she is going off to school, not war & its time to leave the nest & finish your job. I missed all of you & was waiting for my face to show up on the back of a milk carton. I missed so many great convo’s, hate hate hate when life gets in the way of the really important things, like commenting with all of you. I took a bunch of twenty somethings out on the town last night & am moving real sloooooowww. What the hell IS a lemon drop lol. One last thought, in my less than stellar moments I have told people to STFU. My mothers response was to stick her two finger nails into my arm, hard, she hated how vulgar I am. It took me years but I finally changed my seat & made sure I was out of arms length. My best to you all, Lisa

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      I swear I didnt even read your post yet but I was just folding my laundry and said to myself…”Where the hell has Lisa been?”…and here you are!!!!

      • Lisa Renee says:

        Hi doll, I just saw your tweet today. Still can’t belive what little Maggie & you went through. As for the meeting next week, I am putting my chips on you. Thrilled to see RR out & about again. Lisa

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