Brandi is Pissed at LeAnn / More on the New Housewives and Other News by NoMoreDrama
Brandi Glanville has taken to twitter to vent about LeAnn Rimes parenting skills, and this time she’s pissed. It has been building for the last day or so, with LeAnn calling the boys “her boys” and tweeting out their photos while Brandi isn’t allowed to have them on camera with her. But yesterday the conflict grew. Here’s Brandi’s tweets.
Brandi: “Someone is trying 2 get under my skin by calling MY children “her boys”Sooo transparent!They R MY boys, Eddie Boys and ur step-sons… 4 now”
Brandi: “Im trying not to tweet about something I just saw…. Breathe”
And then an hour later “a friend just sent me a video of MY 5 yr old riding his bike on a busy st without his training wheels & without a FUCKING Helmet”
And then “someone needs a fucking bonus fucking mom fucking refresher course@leannrimes“
“Im taking a moment from twitter to breathe and punch some pillows.”
And finally “I could give a rats ass about her but she has put both of my boys in danger now and Its time to do something.”
LeAnn’s response: “@brandiglanville really, he’s not in a st. It’s in our neighborhood, and you know it. It’s on the dirt.”
More on the New Housewives
How did Lydia Stirling McLaughlin become a Real Housewife of Orange County? Her link is likely through Lisa Vanderpump. Remember that photo shoot of Brandi Glanville’s on Monday’s episode? It was for Lydia’s magazine – the magazine that Lisa writes for, and according to LALATE Lydia was in the photo shoot scenes. I’m afraid I missed that – but if I re-watch I’ll keep an eye out for her. Lydia may have been under consideration for the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but with her home in Orange County and room on that cast, she ended up on that show.
And what else do we know about our New Jersey Housewife, Jennifer Dalton? She’s best friends with Lil’ Kim, and both Lil’ Kim and Teresa Giudice were at her baby shower and are in the photos of “behind the scenes” shots from Pregnant in Heels.
According to TMZ Kim Zolciak has gone to the courts to get a gag order on her parents, claiming that they are trashing her with lies. Their motive, a possible $50,000 book deal. Of course, since Kim is in the middle of filming her spin-off, I can think of another motive. Perhaps I’m just skeptical.
Speaking of spinoffs, it looks like Joanna Krupa and Romain Zago might be lobbying for one of their own. Now that their engagement is back on, and they’ve set a year (2014 according to Joanna’s twitter), all that is missing is Bravo filming the event. I would guess that Adriana de Moura won’t be invited.
Please see yesterday’s blog for context on these polls.
The Walking Dead Episode 7 When the Dead Come Knocking by BlueSky
A lot has happened so let’s take a look back at the last few episodes. Rick’s wife went into labor just when our group was being over run by walkers in the prison. Seems that the prisoner Rick threw out to be eaten by walkers actually survived and has been getting his revenge on Rick. He set off the prison alarm system, which attracted walkers from near and far. Then he let them into the prison, using dead animals as bait. While the group is frantically trying to dispatch these walkers, Lori goes into labor, trapped in a room with just Hershel’s blonde daughter and her son Carl. Lori cannot have the baby naturally. It must be done by C-section. She and Carl share a tender moment, as Lori realizes she will not survive the birth of her baby. This is a very disturbing scene, hard to imagine what will happen next. The baby is alive, but Carl has to kill his mother so that she will not become a walker. It can’t get much worse than this folks.
After Rick learns that Lori is dead, he flips out. He can’t handle his feelings of guilt and remorse over his treatment of Lori. Rick is avoiding even looking at the baby. Daryl helps to take care of the baby and shows a surprising tender side. Sadly, Carol has been lost during the walker invasion. Rick answers a ringing telephone and speaks to someone on the line about a safe haven. He hangs out near where Lori died and that’s where the telephone is. I’m trying to forget what happened to Lori after she died….Rick searched for her body and only found a walker there. Rick takes another call. On this call, he speaks to Lori, who says she’s in a safe place now. Eventually Rick will regain his senses, but he works through his guilt with the imagined phone calls. In the comic series, the phone calls go on for a long time. The show is inspired by the comics but change a lot of what happens. If you are curious, google “Walking Dead Comic” to see how the comics look. One thing I happened upon while researching is that the Governor and Michonne have a very long hate filled relationship. He tortures her, forces her to be a sort of gladiator fighting the walkers in Woodbury. But Michonne gets her revenge. She cuts off the Governor’s private parts. Just thought you’d enjoy that.
So where are we. Back in Woodbury, Michonne has wisely decided to depart. Andrea decides to stay and get closer to the Governor. Andrea always has had a thing for psychos. Remember when she and Shane had car sex last season? Really Andrea you think the Governor is a handsome devil?! Well he is the devil, so sooner or later she will come to her senses. Daryl’s brother takes a couple of thugs to go after Michonne. He wants to kill her, but she’s too smart to let him catch her. She manages to kill everyone but Merle and has a bullet in her thigh as a result. Somehow Michonne manages to get away from Merle and meandering walkers as she gets to a nearby town in search of medical supplies. At the same time, Glen and Maggie have taken a car and gone into town in search of baby formula & supplies. Michonne hides behind a car as she watches them walk into a pharmacy. As Maggie & Glen come out of the store with a heaping shopping basket, they run into that snake Merle. You know this is not going to turn out well. Merle berates Glen for leaving him shackled to a pipe on top of a building back in Atlanta. Glen tells him that Rick led a group back to rescue him, but Merle is way too hateful to accept any apologies now. The loss of his hand does allow him to sport a nasty knife attachment that Merle uses to off walkers. Merle wants to know where the rest of the group is. Glen refuses to tell him, so Merle takes Maggie hostage, and forces them to go back to Woodbury with him. Remember Michonne? She’s still hiding behind the car, but knows Merle is not going to play nice with Maggie & Glen.
Somehow Michonne finds her way to the prison. Rick sees a woman that can’t be a walker, as she’s holding a red shopping basket filled with baby formula. Now the walkers notice Michonne, and she is having trouble killing them with her injured leg slowing her down. She falls to the ground. Rick and Carl rush to open the gate and save her. Being Michonne, she doesn’t show a lot of gratitude towards her saviors. Eventually she tells them that Glen & Maggie have been taken to the Governor’s safe town by Merle. A happy moment during this scene is Rick finding out that Carol is alive. Daryl had been searching for her after finding a walker with Carol’s knife buried in him. He finds her too weak to move, hidden in a cell.
You can imagine how much enjoyment Merle is getting out of torturing Glen. He has him tied to a chair, so that Glen can’t move his arms. As a parting gift, Merle sends in a walker to finish Glen off. With skillful moves, Glen manages to break off the chair legs while evading the walker, and even kills him with a large splinter to the head. Bravo Glen. Meanwhile Maggie has been alone in the next room, waiting for her turn with Merle. The Governor instead comes in to talk to her. He tries to charm her into telling him where Rick’s group is. When that doesn’t work, he makes her strip. The Governor is about to rape Maggie, but stops. She is taken into the room where Glen is thinking over his next move. Merle has had enough. He threatens to shoot Glen, so Maggie in desperation reveals that Rick and the others are in the prison. Merle and one of his thugs leave to scout out the prison.
While all this has been going on, Andrea is asked to help Milton with an experiment. We have seen how fascinated the Governor is with experiments on the walkers. Is he trying to save his zombie daughter that we met awhile back? Milton has an elderly man in a bed. He’s close to death. He wants to see if the man will retain any memory after turning into a walker. Andrea tells him no, once a person becomes a walker, they are now all monster. Milton thinks the old man is responding to his questions and unstraps his arms. After the now walker old man lunges at Milton, Andrea expertly dispatches him with a knife to the head. Milton seems crushed. Andrea wastes no time going to the Governor’s mansion for a drink. We see the Gov embracing Andrea, telling her “it’s all right, it’s over now”. Yup Gov, it is over for you once Rick meets up with you.
A rescue team sets off for Woodbury comprised of Rick, Daryl, Oscar and Michonne. They become over run by walkers in the woods, so they find a cabin to shelter in. There’s a man hidden under covers on the bed, who starts shouting. This is attracting more walkers to the cabin, so unable to silence the man, Rick & his group have to act fast. They throw him out the door to distract the walkers while escaping out the back. Next we see them approaching the perimeter of Woodbury at night. There’s going to be a big fight when they get inside to rescue Glen & Maggie. Will Andrea come to her senses and help her real friends against the Governor? Whatever will become of the Gov’s zombie daughter? Next episode is number 8 out of a total of 16 for season 3. Looks like we will be spending a lot of time in Woodbury for the fight between the Governor and Rick. Don’t forget to watch Sunday nights 9 pm on the AMC channel.
Welcome back to “Basketball Wives-L.A.”! by INeedaHousewives’DetoxProgram
This week, we start off, NOT in L.A., but in New York, where Jackie Christie and her fashion team are in the backstage area preparing for her clothing line’s fashion show, which is scheduled to take place in a few days.
Brooke, who is scheduled to be one of the models in the show, arrives for her fitting. She interviews that she is self-conscious about modeling because of her “big breasts and big butt!” She notes that she is an “urban” model, which is QUITE different than a runway model (I’ll SAY!! You got THAT right, Brooke! Many “urban” models would be considered “morbidly obese” in the REAL, high-fashion modeling world. I understand Brooke’s concerns because she is DEFINITELY NOT built like a 14-year-old BOY!!).
Malaysia arrives next. She interviews that, although she will not be modeling in the show, she is there to help Jackie out and to provide her with moral support.
Next, Draya pops up in one of Jackie’s outfits from her fashion line. She interviews that she is SURPRISED about how nice some of Jackie’s clothing items are because of how poorly Jackie dresses HERSELF (Good point, Draya! And I totally agree. Jackie can’t dress for SH*T!! I would describe Jackie’s personal style as a cross between HOT ASS MESS and LOST IN A TIME WARP. Hey, Jackie! The 90’s called. They want their outfits back!!! And, Girl, do NOT get me started on Jackie’s BUSTED weaves and wigs. *Sigh*).
Draya, Malaysia and Brooke ask Jackie who she has has invited to her fashion show. Jackie tells them that she has invited ALL of the girls (i.e., all of her cast mates). She says that, when it comes to Laura, she feels like Laura is just “going through something emotionally” (Ummm….not REALLY, Jac! Laura basically just HATES YOUR GUTS and is hell-bent on getting her revenge for the way you “played” her last season. And, instead of looking like she is “going through something” emotionally, Laura looks like she is ENJOYING the HELL out of playing you like a funky piano!).
Brooke then changes the subject and tells them that she is having a dinner to celebrate the fact that she is going to be on the cover of “KING Magazine.” She invites them all to attend, and she then immediately zeroes in on Draya and tells Draya that Draya really hurt her feelings because Draya did not seem to be happy for her when she heard the news that Brooke got the cover of the magazine.
Draya’s eyes widen, and she looks a bit taken aback. She then tells Brooke that she IS happy for Brooke, and she does not CARE about the “KING Magazine” cover. She says that she basically has an “I don’t give a sh*t” attitude about it. Brooke responds by saying, “THAT attitude is WHY I feel the way I do!” Draya interviews that she feels like Brooke is being ultra-sensitive. Malaysia, ever the peacemaker, intervenes and somehow calms the situation between Draya and Brooke down and gets them to shut the conversation down for the time being (I’m glad because I am tired of this subject and this conversation ALREADY!).
Next, we are at a fashion show by some designer named Stevie Voyce (I have never heard of him or her). It turns out that Gloria and Brooke are also walking in this designer’s show. In order to show their support, Draya, Laura, Jackie and Malaysia are all sitting together in some type of booth or table in the audience. Before the show, the women are making conversation, including Laura and Jackie. Draya addresses Jackie and Laura and points out the fact that the two of them are talking to each other. She interviews that she does not know what in the hell is going on with Laura talking to Jackie, seeing as how Laura made it pretty clear during the last episode that she did NOT like Jackie and was still holding a MAJOR grudge against Jackie for the way Jackie stabbed her in the back LAST season. Draya then asks Jackie and Laura if they have “made up.”
Jackie responds that she has NO problem with Laura and has nothing but love for her and ALWAYS has (Hmmmm…..based on the way Jackie DID stab Laura in the back last season, I would HATE to see how she would treat Laura if she had nothing but HATE for her). Laura gives some type of noncommital response to Draya. Laura then interviews that “You may not LIKE the DEVIL, but you can still hang out with HIM” (or HER in Jackie’s case).
Draya, pushing the issue, then flat-out asks Laura if she LIKES Jackie. Laura gives another noncommital, vague (and nonsensical, in my opinion) answer. Draya then tells Laura that she is “evil.” Laura denies this and says that she is a very nice person. Draya responds, “Not to HER!” and looks pointedly at Jackie when she says it.
Finally, this Stevie Voyce fashion show starts, and the clothes are….how shall I put this? Something that I would NEVER be caught DEAD wearing! For instance, Brooke walks the runway in a blonde afro wig, wearing what looks to be black, super-tight workout pants with some type of glitter and a mesh-covered cut-out pattern going down each side of each of her legs. This is topped off by a matching belly-baring crop top in the same material and black color. In short, it looks like something Brooke should wear to work out at a gym where there is a man (or men) she is trying to impress (or to convince she is possibly crazy) while she works out. I must be fair, however. Brooke could probably also wear that to a club in the ‘hood, as long as the material was changed so that it became bullet-proof. Malaysia interviews that Brooke looked “AMAZING” (If Malaysia is referring to Brooke’s OUTFIT, she is LYING THROUGH HER TEETH. If she is referring instead to Brooke’s confident strut down the runway, I would have to agree).
Next, it is Gloria’s turn to walk down the runway. She is wearing what looks to be a black velvet catsuit (Yes, I said “catsuit.” I had a couple of those when I was in college that I used to rock with high-heeled boots and a jacket. This was, of course, between the years of 1988 and 1992, and I was a Size 2. I probably could not put my big TOE in one of those catsuits right about now. *Sigh*. And, yes, I said I rocked those catsuits in the LATE-80’s and EARLY-90’s! Either catsuits are making a comeback or this designer is caught in a time-warp). To her credit, Gloria walks the runway like “A BOSS,” and her hair (despite the fact that the designer has made her wear a HOT PINK CAP to go with the black velvet catsuit) and makeup are FLAWLESS. Gloria’s figure also looks awesome (I guess all of that training and exercising she is doing to prepare for her upcoming role as a ballerina by day and an assassin by night is paying off. Go, Gloria!)! The outfit is totally “ho-ish” and out of style, but Gloria made the best of it.
After the show, the other women go backstage to congratulate Brooke and Gloria on a job well-done. Brooke asks the women if they are coming to her celebratory dinner, which is being held immediately after she and Gloria can change into something more suitable for dinner (or for simply being seen in PUBLIC). Brooke interviews that Draya has already informed her that she will NOT be attending the dinner because the editor of “KING Magazine,” whom she does NOT like (and the feeling is very mutual), is also going to be there. She further interviews that, to her, this is a sign that Draya is not being supportive of her accomplishment AT ALL. This is followed immediately by Draya, who interviews that, in HER opinion, she IS being a good friend to Brooke by NOT attending and having a “pissy-pouty” face and possibly having an uncomfortable and/or ugly encounter with the editor of “King Magazine” due to their present unresolved “issues” (I actually see BOTH sides of this argument and cannot decide who is right or wrong).
Finally, all of the women, except for Draya, are assembled for dinner at what looks to be the outdoor, patio/balcony area of a restaurant. Laura asks Brooke where Draya is, and Brooke tells them Draya told her that she would be uncomfortable attending due to the animosity that exists between her and the editor of “KING Magazine.” Malaysia immediately takes up for Draya and says she understands and agrees with Draya’s decision not to attend the dinner. She interviews that Draya probably thought the event was going to be a party, instead of a dinner, and she was just trying to avoid a possibly uncomfortable scene or exchange with the editor (I love Malaysia, but this argument does not make sense to me because Draya would be MUCH more likely to be forced to interact with this guy at an intimate dinner, as opposed to a party where she could avoid him by moving through a crowd and AWAY from wherever he is located).
Brooke responds that she thinks one of Draya’s REAL reasons for not attending is the fact that the editor is going to reveal that Draya lied about having a prior agreement to have a “closed” set (which means that Draya would have been the ONLY model at the shoot that day).
Laura interviews that she is just chilling at the dinner even though Jackie is present. Jackie tells Laura that she feels nothing but the most love and patience for Laura (Oh God! Jackie ALWAYS pours it on so thick that it seems insincere). Laura responds by telling Jackie that she has “something else in store” for Jackie on their “journey.” Laura interviews that her meeting with Jackie’s daughter “changed her life” (Ummmm…..WHAT??!!), and she is excited to share this information with Jackie (Oh, I BET you ARE excited to tell Jackie how her own daughter basically described her as a fake, selfish, evil person and a horrible mother, Laura! I’m sure you can hardly wait to share this GREAT news with Jackie!).
At this point, the editor of “KING Magazine” (a.k.a., “Draya’s nemesis”) arrives. He uses his I-PAD to show everyone all of the pictures of Brooke that may wind up being used on the cover of the magazine. Brooke is very excited, and the women offer their opinions on which pictures they would choose for the cover and their reasons for same. They are also very complimentary to Brooke about her pictures.
Once the “picture show” ends, the editor then says that Brooke is one of the most professional models with whom he has ever worked (Why do I get the feeling that this is his segue into his bashing and trash-talking about Draya?). He then starts speaking very negatively about Draya as a model and her lack of professionalism (Well, it looks like my instincts were right). Malaysia interviews that she did not like him doing this (I agree with Malaysia. This lone man is sitting with a group of women and bashing someone in his industry ON-CAMERA when the dinner is supposed to be about Brooke and celebrating her cover. Draya was not there to defend herself, and I find HIS doing this to be very unprofessional — not to mention a bit “girly and gossipy.” Him calling Draya unprofessional, based on what he is doing at this dinner, is the pot calling the kettle black, in my opinion).
Brooke then says that she spoke to Draya’s manager, and he told her that Draya feels she should only work alone on “closed” sets.
At this point, I think I am now on Draya’s side, and I am going to pause for a minute and tell you why. I like both Draya AND Brooke, but the facts are the facts. Draya is 27 years old. Brooke is 36. I will not pretend to be an “expert” on the “urban ‘booty magazine’ model” arena, but as far as I know, Draya is 9 years younger than Brooke and has ALREADY been on the covers of SEVERAL of these types of magazines. So, at this point in her career in that arena, if she wants to request closed sets, she has a right to do so. It’s not like she is some newcomer to that game making these types of requests and/or demands. She IS kinda “J-Lo” when it comes to the “booty magazines.” So, she has earned the right to be a LITTLE bit of a diva if she so chooses.
Brooke, at 36, has a body to rival women HALF her age, and she should be proud of making the cover of “KING Magazine” if that has been one of her life’s goals and on her “bucket list.” I still don’t think that gives her the right to be openly negative about and critical of the way Draya likes to handle her business when it comes to posing for these types of magazines.
Now, if Draya were somehow offered the cover or even to be on the inside of a major, MAINSTREAM magazine such as “Glamour” or “Vogue,” she would have to pose on any type of set demanded by that magazine because it is not yet a “lane” she has conquered and been in for long enough of a time to make such demands. If Anna Wintour asks Draya to get her a cup of coffee and pose with 15 other models, that is exactly what Draya WILL and SHOULD do, as she has not yet earned her “place” in that type of modeling/magazine arena. Now, Draya has as much of a chance being on the cover of “Vogue” as I do becoming a supermodel at 42 years of age and only 5 feet tall, but I think you guys get my point. Brooke needs to mind her business when it comes to how Draya handles her PROFESSIONAL business. Their PERSONAL business and friendship is a different story, and Brooke has a right to express how she feels when it comes to that because that IS her business.
I also do not think it is cool for Brooke to be discussing Draya’s business practices with the other women. That, in my opinion, is a conversation that she needs to have with Draya one-on-one, particularly if she is as “good” of a friend to Draya as she is CLAIMING to be.
At this point, Malaysia excuses herself and informs the others that she is going to the Ladies’ Room. She interviews that she did this because she was not comfortable hearing an outsider speak so negatively about one of her friends (This is yet ANOTHER of the many reasons I love Malaysia. She is authentic, loyal and has integrity. She is also classy enough to refrain from confronting the man about this and causing Brooke’s dinner to become uncomfortable. She simply excuses herself by saying she has to go to the Ladies’ Room). She further interviews that, after she excused herself, she simply left the restaurant and went right back to her hotel room.
Back in L.A., we see Bambi in a recording studio with professional basketball player, Baron Davis, who just so happens to be a friend of hers and who also has an interest in the music business. Bambi interviews that Baron wants to help her with her fledgling rap career. Bambi tells Baron that it is so hard being a female rapper in the business without a male artist endorsing her. She interviews that she will listen to Baron because he is a great businessman for whom she has much respect.
At this point, some other man arrives, but I missed his name. I assume he is someone Baron knows in the music business who has come to the studio to hear Bambi’s rap skills for himself as a favor to his friend, Baron.
Baron asks Bambi what her time frame is. She says she is unsure. Baron tells her that she needs to seize the moment and get some structure and plan for her career goals. Bambi interviews that Baron is very smart and really wants to help her. He has been educating her about business and branding, which she appreciates.
FINALLY, it is the big day: the day of Jackie’s fashion show. Jackie interviews that she is super-stressed and freaking out. We see her running around backstage like a chicken with her head cut off.
Malaysia is walking into Jackie’s backstage area to help her prepare. She interviews that, before she does that, she wants to wait outside of the area until Draya arrives so that she can pull Draya aside and let her know what happened at Brooke’s dinner. When Draya arrives, Malaysia does just that. She tells Draya that Brooke’s feelings were hurt that Draya was not there because she really wanted Draya’s support. Malaysia also tells her that Draya’s not attending is a sign to Brooke that Draya is not supportive of her getting the cover. Draya interviews that hearing this makes her feel bad.
Malaysia then tells Draya that the editor of “KING Magazine” was speaking very negatively about her at the dinner. Draya explains to Malaysia that THIS is the reason she did not want to attend. She interviews that, after hearing this, she is glad she did not attend.
After their conversation, the two of them walk into the room backstage where Jackie is preparing the models and everything else for her fashion show. Malaysia, who is only there to help Jackie prepare BACKSTAGE (and NOT to model in the show), interviews that, as soon as she arrived, Jackied pulled out a bronze lame’ trenchcoat and told her that this is what she would be wearing when she walked down the runway. Malaysia looks shocked, but she accepts the trenchcoat from Jackie anyway (That trenchcoat is actually very nice, by the way. Good job, Jackie!). Someone mentions that the runway the models will be walking is 80-feet long. Malaysia interviews that hearing this terrified her because she is, as she has told us more than once, very shy.
Jackie tells Draya that she and Laura want to wear the same dress. At this point, Gloria and Brooke arrive. Jackie tells Draya that Laura is going to “trip” because she specifically asked to model the dress that Draya is now wearing. Jackie then asks Gloria where Laura is. Gloria says that she does not know if Laura is even coming. Jackie looks thoroughly disappointed.
Draya then decides that she will wear whatever Jackie wants her to wear and NOT be a diva beccause, after all, it is JACKIE’S fashion show. At this point, Brooke approaches Draya and AGAIN tells Draya that her feelings are hurt because Draya did not attend her dinner (OMG!! WHAT do you WANT from Draya, Brooke??!! BLOOD!! Her first-born child??!! Also, this is neither the time nor place to have this discussion AGAIN!! JEEZ, Louise!). Brooke goes on to say that a TRUE friend would have attended. Draya responsds that a TRUE friend would NOT have let a man speak so negatively about Draya at that dinner (Score one for Draya! Good comeback and good point!). Draya then tells Brooke that she does not think this is the time or place to have this discussion because this is Jackie’s fashion show, and they should focus on JACKIE. She further tells Brooke that she thinks it would be better for them to discuss this one-on-one when they get back to L.A. (I totally agree.).
Jackie interviews that she does not know why Laura might not even be attending and walking in her show when she promised that she would and even had some fittings in order to be able to do so. She also wonders why Laura is doing this to her (because she really cannot STAND you, Jac!).
Well, speak of the Devil, and she shall appear! Laura shows up 25 minutes before the show is about to begin. Jackie interviews that she was thrilled to see Laura. Laura interviews that she felt like she should have been there for Jackie, despite her personal issues with Jackie, because she is all about supporting other women when it comes to their professional business.
Brooke tries to comfort Malaysia, who is a bundle of nerves, about walking in the show. Malaysia interviews that she is SO nervous and does NOT want to walk that runway because she is very shy and because she is afraid she might fall. Brooke is super-supportive of and comforting to Malaysia, telling her she will be fine and that she just has to OWN it when she walks that runway!
Finally, it is SHOWTIME!
Jackie’s other models walk out before her cast mates, and I must admit that many of Jackie’s creations are actually o.k.-looking (They look much better than I would have imagined, considering Jackie’s own personal sense of style, or LACK thereof).
Now, it’s Jackie’s cast mates’ turns to walk the runway. Draya goes first and works it, followed by Brooke and Laura, who do the same. Laura interviews that, as she was walking, she was thinking about how she is SUCH a MILF (Girl, Bye! Even after $80,000 worth of plastic surgery, you are STILL NOT a MILF, in my opinion! *Eye Roll*).
Malaysia, of course, is the last of the cast mates to walk the runway (so the Producers can drag the suspense out: Will she fall? Will she, after she falls, jump up and run off the runway and backstage DYING of embarrassment? Will she have a panic attack on the runway? Will she walk the runway like Ramona, of RHONY, who looked TOTALLY ridiculous — so ridiculous that many people found it absolutely HYSTERICAL?! I love you, Ramona….but it’s true. I can watch that scene of Ramona OVER AND OVER and DIE laughing EVERY SINGLE TIME! *Shrug* Drumroll, please!). Well, despite her extreme fear and nervousness and shyness, Malaysia OWNED that damned runway! She walked with panache and swagger and even did a little dramatic taking off of her sunshades when she got to the end of the runway so that she could give the audience a “Naomi Campbell ‘I Know I’m the BADDEST Bitch in This Room’ death stare” before she dramatically pivoted to walk all the way backstage, fake ponytail just a-swinging!! (You GO, Malaysia! In the words of RuPaul, “You better WORK…BITCH!!”).
Jackie interviews that she is ecstatic with how well her show went and how great all of the models did. She also interviews that she is so happy that her clothes seemed to be so well-received by the crowd. And she says that she is so happy that her cast mates were so supportive of her. Finally, she says she could not have even DREAMED of a better show than the one she just had (Jackie, my friend, you are as CRAZY as a ROAD LIZARD, but I must give credit where credit is due: when it comes to your fashion show…Ya done GOOD, Girl!!).
Next, we see Brooke and Laura meeting up for dinner. Brooke tells Laura that she just wants Laura’s opinion on the issues she is having with Draya (Not THIS, again! Just SHOOT me NOW because Brooke’s constantly bringing this subject up and making a mountain out of a molehill is literally driving me INSANE at this point!). Laura tells Brooke that she has no issues with Draya. She just thinks that Draya ACTS one way and comes off ANOTHER (Ummmm……WHAT? What you just said, Laura, makes absolutely NO sense!).
Brooke goes on to then belabor what happened at the actual “KING Magazine” shoot and her disappointment in Draya’s response when she heard that Brooke made the cover….AGAIN… (At this point, I wanted to take the pen I was using to take notes on this episode and….Oh…I don’t know…..STAB myself in the neck with it!! That is how much Brooke is KILLING me with her OBSESSION with Draya’s reaction or non-reaction and with Draya’s NOT attending her celebratory dinner! JEEZ!). She then tells Laura that she has tried to talk to Draya about all of this, but Draya is “distant” (No, Brooke! Draya is not “distant.” I just think she is as “over” it as I am. When Draya heard the phone call where the editor told you that you got the cover, she WAS happy for you. What she was NOT happy with was the trash-talking the editor immediately launched into about HER right after he gave YOU your good news! HELLO!!).
Laura interviews that she thinks Draya tries to act like a “victim.” She responds to Brooke’s rant about Draya by saying that Draya makes people feel sorry for her and always makes herself the victim.
Brooke interviews that Draya does not know how to be happy for anyone other than herself because she is selfish. She further interviews that this is not a good quality for building a friendship between them.
Brooke then changes the subject (Thank God!) and asks Laura why she walked in Jackie’s show, considering her issues with Jackie. Laura tells Brooke that she did it because she had an “epiphany.” She explains that she had a talk with a person in Jackie’s life that made her realize that Jackie is a VERY “hurt” person (I’m assuming Laura is referring to the talk she had with one of Jackie’s daughters, which was definitely eye-opening, to say the least). Laura says that this particular talk has also made her decide to continue to deal with Jackie. She is just going to deal with Jackie with “a long-handled spoon.”
Now, we are back in L.A., and Brooke and Draya are going to meet for dinner. Brooke interviews that she wants Draya to apologize and “own her sh*t tonight!”
Once they are at the restaurant and seated, Brooke tells Draya that she feels like their friendship is in a weird place. She goes on to complain and explain that she did not feel like Draya was REALLY happy for her getting the “KING Magazine” cover, and she also tells Draya that she feels like, unless it has to do with Draya, she is not really concerned with anyone else.
Draya calmly listens to everything Brooke has to say to her. Once Brooke is finished, Draya calmly but bluntly says, “So you think I’m selfish.” Brooke bluntly says, “Yes!” Draya gets teary-eyed and apologizes. Brooke interviews that Draya’s crying is NOT working on her (Draya looks sincere to me, but what do I know?).
Brooke then firmly tells Draya that she WOULD like an apology, and if she does NOT get it, their friendship is over (Wait a minute! I thought I JUST heard Draya apologize. Either I am going crazy, or Brooke was so intent on being “right” and so sure that Draya would refuse to apologize to her, that she heard what she wanted to hear — which was a LACK of an apology from Draya.).
Draya explains to Brooke that she is just not and has never been a “warm, huggy-feely” person. She tells Brooke that she WAS and IS happy for her, but it is like Brooke wants her to be “happiER” (Brooke, in my opinion, seems like she made up her mind BEFORE the dinner and was in no mood to REALLY listen to what Draya had to say). Draya eventually tells Brooke that she has congratulated Brooke more than once, and she feels like she has congratulated her ENOUGH! She then says, “This IS my ‘happy’!! I am GIVING it to you!!” Draya interviews that she does not know if Brooke wants Draya to give her a medal or a trophy or throw her a parade or WHAT (I don’t know either, Draya.). Draya AGAIN tells Brooke, “I AM happy, but it’s like you’re trying to MAKE me be happiER!!”
Brooke then, without saying anything more, just gets up and walks out, leaving Draya sitting there alone at the dinner table.
Brooke threatens to smack Gloria as they argue. Things get so heated between them that the other women have to get in between the two of them to keep them separated from each other (Same Song. Different Day. Because, as a viewer, I have basically seen similar scenes between these women 2 or 3 times already this season, I am now a bit jaded and “over” this type of behavior).
Jackie gets into a studio and tries to rap.
All of the women take a trip to New Orleans.
While in New Orleans, Brooke and Draya argue AGAIN!! Draya interviews that she wants to have FUN, not ARGUE!
Jackie and Draya “show their tits” on Bourbon Street (or some other street in the French Quarter. I hope they got something in return for their efforts.).
Real Housewives of Atlanta Cast Blogs by HilDogAtl
Hi Everyone! I was trying to hold out and see if Kandi or Porsha would create a blog this week but as of Sunday AM, they had not and I couldn’t let you guys down waiting for them…so, lets get to it!
Kenya begins her blog speaking of how NeNe invited her to her house over Thanksgiving and that it was nice to have a genuine person opening her home and welcoming her to her first Thanksgiving in Atlanta. Blech…I’m curious as to how their relationship will pan out throughout the season.
“I’ve only brought one man home to meet my family and this was the second. I was happy to see my family take it fairly easy on him. Trust me… that was them taking it easy!” Oh please, do you really believe that a grown a$$ woman has only brought 1, just 1 man in all of her 40+ years on this Earth to meet her family. I think not. I’m 33 years old and I have brought a few men home to visit my family, come to Thanksgiving dinner and the like. I’m not buying this. But wait, it gets even more funny as she progresses through her blog.
“A “home-cooked” dinner? Come on, that was funny! I’m a busy girl running a production company, decorating a new house, helping my family, taking care of Velvet, and working everyday on many various projects that pull me in ten different directions. I can cook, and have many times for Walter, but simply didn’t have time that day but still wanted him to have an enjoyable, romantic evening. A modern girl has to be able to improvise!” Wow…most women these days are quite busy, yes, I get it but she is making it seem as though she is running a Fortune 500 company which we all know that she is not. Furthermore, Velvet is a dog…a cute dog but seriously, how much time does it take to feed a dog and walk it? Not much. At least go pic some take out and not some cheap, Trader Joe’s frozen meals. I know what a frozen meal tastes like and more specifically Trader Joe’s frozen meals. Yes, some of them are tasty but how in the world do you serve your “boo” a frozen meal that cost maybe $2 (Trader Joe’s is cheap, cheap, cheap!) Go to Kroger and get a rotisserie chicken with some pre-made cole slaw and baked beans…but sure, Kenya really knows how to cook. I doubt it. She is way too “perfect” to cook.
Kendra, oh I mean Kenya then hocks her family’s restaurant here in Atlanta and is offering a personal invite to all to go try some delicious food.
She then proceeds to recap Butt Dial gate but doesn’t say much. “I watched it over and over and didn’t fully grasp why Phaedra ever said she didn’t “give a f*ck about Cynthia coming to her event” because I thought they were friends. I also didn’t understand why Phaedra denied ever using profanity, because I have definitely have heard her use that type of language before while getting to know her. I’m not judging, because I have said worse. I don’t know the entire history between these two, but it appears as though Cynthia and Phaedra have always supported each other in the past.” Yes, I did find it very odd that Phaedra would make that comment about Cynthia but you can’t put it past Ms. Phaedra, she does come off as a little catty, although I do like her quite a bit and find her funny. She then touches that it was uncalled for that Phaedra would use such harsh words.
Kenya then ends with this…wow, she just won’t and can’t give it a rest. “I cannot rebut the comments about me made by someone so painfully unintelligent that she does not know how many days of the year there are, the difference between “telling a speech” and reciting or making a speech, and what an actual FREUDIAN SLIP is versus her off-the-cuff made up nonsensical phrase “fraudulent slip”. It is very, very clear that Ms. Kenya & Ms. Porsha will never be friends which I honestly find sad b/c all women should support one another but I digress. She then tells us we should donate to the United Negro College Fund…disgusting, utter disgusting…don’t tell us to support a cause just because you like the tag line “a mind is a terrible thing to waste” and its taking a jab at your archnemesis.
Cynthia starts her blog out speaking of Thanksgiving and gets right into it about the butt dial. She speaks about how while her and Phaedra aren’t the best of buddies, they are in fact cordial friends who support each other. We all know that Bravo forces these women to film. I’m curious as to what happens when the camera’s aren’t there. I’ve read a few Atlanta based blogs and I have to say, I never see them out socially at the same events but I could be wrong. Nonetheless, it must have been a slap in the face to hear those words.
“With that said, I was a little surprised to hear Phaedra’s commentary when NeNe played the BUTT dial for me that day at lunch. I felt that Phaedra’s tone was caviler, and her choice of words stung me like a bug bite from out of nowhere. Again, I don’t claim to be Phaedra’s best friend or anything, BUTT what I do claim is that I always make every effort to support “All Things Phaedra.” When I am invited to her extravagant affairs (regardless if the invite is heartfelt), out of respect my BUTT is always the first one there. Sometimes, my BUTT is the only one there (from this group of ladies) to support her. Phaedra knows that she can always depend on me to show up, show up on time, and not show out! Do I deserve a medal? No, BUTT I do deserve for Phaedra to at least give a fu– (excuse my spelling) that I do come and support!” I would have been just upset. It was wrong and these women should support one another. That’s all I can say. It should be interesting to see how they move forward after this issue was brought to light. She then touches on how while Phaedra had no intentions of letting her know how she really felt, the Lord works in mysterious ways and it was meant to be that she heard the message. I agree. She then gives us a recap on how the situation occurs. Cynthia ends with this:
“As my friend, of course I would expect NeNe to pass this information on to me, regardless of how I decided to deal with it. I would have done the same for her. NeNe knows that I am a regular at Phaedra’s events, so it was good for me to know that she felt this way. I was never angry at Phaedra about the BUTT dial, BUTT I did want to talk to her about it, because I felt like she didn’t value my support. Also I wanted her to know that I knew she felt this way, because I was already starting to feel funny about attending her upcoming events. Since this was the first time we BUTTed heads, I thought she deserved to know why my BUTT was all of a sudden on ice. No drama, big girl style. The two of us would sit our BUTTS down with a cocktail and talk. This was the perfect opportunity for Phaedra to fess up, apologize, and walk her donkey booty off into the sunset. Was I bugging? Or did this chick really bug out on me!?” IMHO I think Cynthia has a right to feel the way she does. It’s very unlike the Phaedra we all have grown to love.
NeNe starts her blog saying that when all the sex talk and vulgarity is being shown (by Kim) she turns her t.v. down. Oh Lord…she then gives us this little morsel.
”My Lunch with Cynthia: I have always believed it’s not what you say, but how you say it! I love comedy, and I love being comedic. As you know, I’m one of the stars of the hit new comedy series The New Normal. I have watched most of these ladies say some really nasty things from their gut about me, but you know what, I’ve learned how to brush it off and laugh at them. I can be beat at a few things, but my comedic timing and the lyrics that come out of this mouth are unbeatable! I just had to tell my girl Cynthia about the always nasty and bitter attitudes of Kim and Sweetie at my event, but you have to admit, those faces I made were priceless! We really burst out laughing hard that day! That’s what meeting up with your girlfriend is all about.” Would this blog not be a NeNe blog if she didn’t boast about her accomplishments? I am all for success but boasting is not a good look on anyone and it makes NeNe look like a fool. But that’s just my opinion.
She then recaps butt dial gate and how of course she was going to tell her girl b/c it was just wrong. She lets us know that she didn’t like the fact that Cynthia has supported Phaedra at all of her events and that her not giving an “f” was not acceptable. (I think NeNe just wanted to stir the pot personally. She could’ve told Cynthia about what she heard but she had to let her hear the recording. There are easier, nicer ways in order to convey some messages and I think NeNe wanted to bring the drama, that’s what they get paid to do). She then states it was funny to watch Phaedra wiggle her way out of the situation like she always does. (Phaedra did also not know how far along she was too).
Well folks, it looks like while NeNe may be blogging this season, it’s very short and it’s mainly about all of her successes.
Phaedra begins her blog about how she like to uplift women and that she is not one to manufacture drama, real or unreal for the sake of being divisive. I have to agree with her on this one.
“During this week’s episode NeNe creates drama, like only NeNe can. She compares her relationship with Kim to my relationship with Cynthia. This is interesting, because there is no comparison. However, in true NeNe style, a recipe of drama was brewing using rushed judgment as the main ingredient. I have known Cynthia for two years, and we have always managed to get along and support each other in our various endeavors. And everybody knows that NeNe and Kim had a love-hate relationship, which ended on a sour note.” Yep, I see it, you see it, we all see it. NeNe loves to create drama.
“For reasons unbeknownst to me, NeNe brings to Cynthia’s attention a conversation via supposed butt dial regarding Cynthia attending my son Ayden’s birthday party. The conversation occurred during the stressful time of organizing the event and was so trivial that I didn’t even remember it. In the sound bite of the conversation I basically said I didn’t care if Cynthia attended Ayden’s birthday party after repeatedly being badgered about the guest list. I never said anything malicious or derogatory about Cynthia, and it was not my intention to insinuate that she is insignificant. The point of my comment was to communicate that Cynthia’s attendance to Ayden’s second birthday party was not essential, as Cynthia is my peer, not Ayden’s. Ayden’s celebration was not about MY friends, but about his enjoyment with HIS family and friends. Once again, it’s always sad when people choose to create drama when there truly is none. While I have already apologized to Cynthia for any misunderstandings, real and assumed, I still stand by my statement that I did not care whether or not she attended Ayden’s party. If it were my party, I would have felt different, but Ayden is my son and he was the star and main focus of the party. Hopefully, Cynthia has accepted my apology, as I do value our relationship.” While I sincerely believe that Ms. Phaedra didn’t intend to hurt anyone’s feelings she did say something, while we don’t know what was edited in and out I find it hard to believe that Phaedra would really go there during an event with other women. However, I do find her recap funny. Ayden is 2 years old, he doesn’t have “friends” he won’t even remember the event…he’s 2! Still funny, nonetheless!
She then finishes her blog stating that she is glad Ayden enjoyed his party and that is all that matters. Furthermore, she is appreciative that Cynthia is finally finding her voice as well as having NeNe around for comedic relief!
I don’t know about you guys but I’m getting really tired of Kim’s only story line this season. Yes, I get that this episode and this week’s episode will be the end of Kim on RHOA this season, it’s just getting old. She really doesn’t say much in her opening remarks in her blog. She reiterates that she was not evicted and there was no way that she was going to stay at house that was $1M over appraisal. Yada, yada, yawn.
“Yes, Kandi, NeNe, and Cynthia, it was once my “dream home” and my credit has NOTHING to do with me moving. I’m blessed to have never had trouble financially unlike some of the other girls, but they can make whatever comments they’d like. They all know how much money I make just on RHOA, never mind all my other business ventures and my husband’s income to boot. These women say I constantly make excuses about not showing up to events like Ayden’s birthday party, but I feel if I did decide to show up, they would make comments as to why I’m there and not handling my business with my home. I’m damned if I do and damned if I don’t. So I give up!” Wow, all I can say it wow. Kim should know better than discuss what has happened to those on the franchise about their money troubles. Everyone knows good and well that these series’ are damning to relationships. It seems like all of the housewives are cursed with bad things once they join this show. However, what I can say is no mortgage broker is going to give a loan for a home that is over-appraised. Furthermore, every mortgage broker also knows that an NFL career can be ended in one tragic moment in which the player is injured, therefore, unable to continue making the payments. RHOA is not going to be around forever and soon her money will cease as well. Now that she is married to Kroy, she is not receiving the alimony she received from her ex husband so this is likely her only paycheck. IMO they need to find a “modest” $1M home that they can pay cash for. There is plenty of inventory in this price range here in Atlanta, you can get a $2M home for $1M with the market being where it is at. And my last comment…Kroy is not a team captain, he is not the QB, he’s not even a “main guy”. Yes, he plays a pivotal role in the Falcon’s success this year but I’m afraid Kim’s grandiose lifestyle may end up biting Kroy in the rear-end if he doesn’t keep her in check. You don’t see Falcon’s players with a higher salary expecting to be in a 20K s.f. home…they live modestly.
Kim then ends her blog that yeah, she may be out of a leased home but now she is building her “dream home”. Like I’ve said before, the only property records in metro Atlanta show Kim owning a home in Johns Creek and Kroy in Hochston. And here is my take…they didn’t put it in an LLC. Otherwise, one of their names would show up in a corporation search for a registered agent and/or officer. Neither Kim nor Kroy are listed anywhere on the Secretary of State’s website. If I’m wrong, I will admit it but I really don’t think that I am.
Have a great week everyone!!
Sunday Night Lineup, December 2nd by BB
8PM – The Amazing Race (CBS, 8:30); NFL Eagles/Cowboys (NBC); Once Upon A Time (ABC); Bob’s Burgers (Fox 8:30); How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Family); Rattlesnake Republic (Anpl); Sugar Dome (Food); 2012 Countdown to Armageddon (NatGeo); 48 Hours on ID (ID); All-Star Holiday Special (Cook); Big Rich Texas (Style)
9PM – Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo); Sister Wives (TLC); The Walking Dead (AMC); Boardwalk Empire (HBO); Dexter (Showtime); The Good Wife (CBS, 9:30); Revenge (ABC); American Dad (Fox, 9:30); Storage Wars Texas (A&E); Finding Bigfoot (Anpl); Oprah’s Next Chapter (OWN); Sturgis: Biker Madness (Trvl); Next Iron Chef Redemption (Food); Evacuate Earth (NatGeo); Fatal Encounters (ID); Snapped (Oxygen); Glam Fairy (Style)
10PM – Shahs of Sunset (Bravo); Homeland (Showtime); The Mentalist (CBS, 10:30); 666 Park Avenue (ABC); House Hunters Renovation (HGTV); Be The Boss (A&E); Suddenly Single (TLC); Ice Loves Coco (E!); Finding Bigfoot (Anpl); Miss U Much (VH-1); Iron Chef America (Food); Unusual Suspects (ID); I Survived (Biography); Building Alaska (DIY)
11PM – Watch What Happens Live; Reza Farahan & Kim Zolciak (Bravo); Talking Dead (AMC)
Fundraiser for Lynn’s Son
Please keep Krissy S in your thoughts and prayers this week. She’ll be undergoing surgery on Tuesday and be spending a week in the hospital. Blogging Miami for us and being part of this community has been a good distraction for her while she’s been dealing with some rough stuff. Any positive energy and prayers you can send her way are appreciated.