Brandi and Eddie’s Fight Goes off the Chain / Top Chef Seattle / Survivor Philippines

Brandi Glanville and Eddie Cibrain’s Fight Goes Off the Chain by NoMoreDrama

Things have been escalating between Brandi Glanville and ex-husband Eddie Cibrain for the last week. Brandi has been making it clear that she feels Eddie’s current wife – LeAnn Rimes – is unstable and shouldn’t be around Brandi’s young sons.  She has said that Rimes wouldn’t be in her kids’ lives much longer – implying that things were rocky between Cibrain and Rimes.  The latest tiff was when Brandi saw a video of her 5 year old riding a bike without a helmet under Rimes’ supervision and took to twitter to vent her frustration.  Brandi has claimed in the past that using twitter is the only way to get the attention of Rimes and Cibrain – her calls and emails get no response.  Well – she sure got Eddie’s attention.  Not only did he fire off a scathing email to her – but he sent it to RadarOnline leaving no room for doubt that he was firmly on LeAnn’s side on this one.  In the email he called Brandi out for having the sole purpose in life of living and creating drama – and using LeAnn to do that.  Ouch.  Brandi immediately reacted to this story, and released an email of her own that she had sent back in response.  The exchange is below (read bottom up)

Brandi-Glanville-Responds-To-Eddie

Brandi has since regretted her “trigger” response and has taken down the email (whatever that means since it was immediately picked up by all the on-line magazines).

“Im taking email down I was n defense mode after seeing EC put his on@radar_online Lets not talk of them anymore I was wrong 2 put it up.”

Here’s Brandi’s plea to the world this morning:

“I want it to go away so I can deal with it on my own.I know it seems hypocritical but can we not talk about “them” anymore at least 4today.”

Fat chance of that IMHO.  People are going to be talking about this and if she didn’t want them to – she should probably have stayed off a reality TV show and not taking her feud with her ex to twitter.

Here’s a photo of Brandi and Eddie from happier times.

eddie-cibrian-and-brandi-glanville-miami-airport

__________________________

Top Chef: Seattle by Keida

There are only 4 women left.  Josh is upset about being on bottom.  Tyler realizes that being on top one day means nothing.  The next day they’re on bottom: Kuniko, Carla.  The chefs wake up at 3:45am.  Why?  Today is Stefan’s birthday, and he’s remembering his former season where people were sent home on their birthdays.  The Birthday Curse!  Hopefully not.  The chefs arrive at Pike Place Market, the place where they throw fish.  All I know of this was MTV’s Real World Seattle where one of the guys worked there.  (It’s a must-see if you visit Seattle – NMD.)

top-chef-season-10-gallery-episode-1005-17top-chef-season-10-gallery-episode-1005-31The guest judge for the Quickfire is Daisley Gordon, a noted chef at Marché restaurant. Chefs will be making breakfast to go … on a stick!  Whoa! Chefs are working in pairs.  OMG, John and Josh are paired together.  Josie and Eliza are also paired; other pairs are Bart and Sheldon, Danyele and Lizzie, Stefan and Brooke who know each other from LA.  The food is provided from ingredients sold there at the market, but they have to create their own kitchen gear from Sur la Table.  Bart tries to squeeze around CJ who’s walking slowly into the store.  Bart, being tall, is not able to circumvent the giant that is CJ.  Tyler and CJ make salmon on a stick. When Danyele and Lizzie head to the food table, there’s no main ingredients left, no bacon, no eggs.  Lizzie says they should try a European breakfast of fruit and cheese.  I hated that when I was in England.  I need some American bacon, not something called bacon but looks like boiled ham.  Josie and Eliza seem to be stressed with each other.

John and Josh make chilaquiles that look like a tortilla taco.  Josie and Eliza make a ricotta raspberry sausage pancake with jalapeno sauce.  When the judges try to bite into it, it falls off the stick.  Not a good sign.   Bacon and cinnamon waffle from Micah and Kristen, CJ & Tyler; Bart and Sheldon green forest breakfast sandwich. Danyele and Lizzie pancetta and fruit.  Stefan and Brooke have croque monsieur ham and cheese.  The workers seem too like all the dishes.  On bottom are Danyele and Lizzie and Josie and Eliza.  Top dishes are Sheldon and Bart, John and Josh.  The winner of the quick fire is Sheldon and Bart.  They win immunity for the elimination challenge.

For the elimination challenge, they are on the same team.  Uh oh Eliza and Josie, ya’ll better learn how to collaborate.  Chefs pull knives and are given a specific artisanal ingredient that they must highlight in a dish.  For this challenge they will create lunch and serve in two hours!  What!  Wow!  CJ and Tyler have spicy dill pickles. Bart and Sheldon have salmon candy.  Stefan and Brooke have rose water jelly.  That’s candy.  It was also my favorite in England.  Love Rose Turkish Delight!  John and Josh have truffle popcorn.  Josie and Brooke both know why they were in the bottom and decide they need to talk to each other, but then don’t.  Danyele and Lizzie have a coconut curry chocolate, so Danyele wants to do another dessert.  What’s up with that?  Quit with the desserts chick!  You’re going to have to make a meal sometime.  Micah and Kristen get cheese curds. Mmmm…  Too bad they didn’t also get whey, so we could have a meal with Miss Muffett.  Not.

Sheldon says the salmon candy is like salmon bacon.  They decide to pair it with a salad.  Really, a sweet salad?  Doesn’t sound good.  Stefan has a cabbage plan for the rosewater.  Looks gross to me.  Josh is looking at John’s grits and says that they look too thick, but John’s fine with it.  He doesn’t want to rile John.  John also notices that Josh isn’t cooking the pork medallions the way he’d like, but doesn’t want to upset him by saying anything.  Hey guys!  You have to talk to each other and that means critiquing.  You’re working together; not criticizing, it’s critiquing. Lunch is at Marché  restaurant.

top-chef-season-10-gallery-episode-1005-39Other judges besides Hugh, Tom, Padma, Gail, and Daisley are the artisans who created the ingredients. John and Josh made pan seared pork tenderloin with truffle popcorn grits.  Mike and Kristen did cheese curd three ways: raw and fried.  Stefan and Brooke had rose petal glaze Muscovy duck and cabbage.  Sheldon and Bart had sweet and sour salad.  That’s it?  Seems too safe.  The cabbage was way too sweet.  Hugh doesn’t like the duck.  Hugh hates the grits; Padma hates the pork.  The cheese curd seems to be lost in the dish; there were too many components.  Tom says that they needed more salmon candy.  Tyler and CJ make a pork crumpet burger to go with the spicy dill pickles; Lizzie and Danyele make a coconut curry chocolate mousse tart. Josie makes white clams broth with cardamom bitters and salmon.  Josie is taking control and not collaborating, again.  One artisan wanted a smaller burger, a slider.  CJ thought that Tom would love simple, but Tom is saying its way too easy.  Didn’t Kristen win for mushrooms and fried onions last week?  They didn’t make their burger to perfection though.

No one dish is good.  Tom does not want to offer a cash prize; Padma apologizes to the artisans.  Tome comes into the kitchen and says that there’s no winner and an entire team will go home.  Back at the apartment the chefs start drinking.  John already starts blaming Josh.  Tyler says if it’s his time to go then he’s fine with it, which enrages Josh because he thinks it’s tantamount to giving up.  Josh says he and Stefan are similar in that they’re both arrogant assholes, but likeable. Okay….

top-chef-season-10-gallery-episode-1005-20The next day and everyone anxious.  Stefan is still feeling the curse.  They call for the red, gray, and yellow team.  No, Stefan!  This is your third time on bottom. Step it up!  CJ’s called out for the simple burger.  The duck was bad, and the cabbage was way too sweet. Stefan made the cabbage, while Brooke made the duck.  Josh starts to throw John under the bus with his idea of cutting pork tenderloin into medallions.  Why say it now?  You didn’t have the stuff to say it earlier.  While the chefs head to the stew room, CJ brings up the dessert and how horrible it was.  Hugh bursts his bubble by saying his burger was worse.  What a jerk!  They weren’t even in the bottom.  Hugh hated the burger, Tom hated the pork, and Padma hated the duck, so it’s up to Gail.  She chooses CJ and Tyler.  CJ is upset that he’s going home.  He seems to be a bit too arrogant.  Tyler seems okay with it.  He didn’t seem like he was ready for the pressure of this; he’s too caring.  They have Last Chance Kitchen though.

_______________________________________

Poll Results from Yesterday

Survivor Philippines Dec 5, 2012 by MelTheHound

Sur1

Welcome back… Here’s where we stand kids.

Dangrayne Tribe (Merged)

  •     Carter Williams, 24, Shawnee, Kansas, coach
  •     Denise Stapley, 41, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, therapist
  •     Abi-Maria Gomes, 32, Los Angeles, student
  •     Malcolm Freberg, 25, Hermosa Beach, California, bartender
  •     Lisa Whelchel, 49, Dallas, former star TV’s “The Facts of Life”
  •     Michael Skupin – Returning player who passed out and burned the skin off of his palms after falling into a fire.

Welcome back castaways. Last week, the unthinkable happened. Hell froze over and Abi-noxious (I wish I knew exactly who to credit for that name) won immunity and Penner was sent packing after a 4/3 vote against Denise. Back at camp, it is very obvious to she, and Carter where they stand in the game with these people. She is talking to Carter about his chances now that he’s a loner and it doesn’t look good for him. You know, since she has that 4th hidden idol, and she’s really going hard with that ruse. I have to admit that in a game like this, she’s playing a pretty good head game with these people. There are some other conversations going on but none really have any impact on the game. Besides, it’s family day reward challenge time.

sur2Each Survivor will be paired up with a loved one from home. We’ll get to them in a second. The object is for each survivor to toss a mud filled and covered bag to his/her loved one and then the loved one tries to knock one of those pegs off of the stand. The loved ones are standing at that corral looking thing in the middle, the mud filled boxes are at the far end. The reward? The winner gets to spend the rest of the day and the night, with their loved one.

The loved ones. This is a day that many wait for in this game. It’s been 31 days since any of these people have seen family though a few, way back, did get letters from home when there was still a 3 tribe split. I think it was the Red tribe who won that reward challenge (but could be wrong).

sur3First up, we have Michael Skupin.. Yes, Skupin’s son is also named Michael. Apparently, Probst met him the last time Skupin was on the show and for the last 12 years Michael has been bugging his dad to do it again so they can play together. Guess what kids… He’s just as accident prone as his dad. While climbing a palm tree to cut down some coconuts, he slides down and scrapes himself all up.

sur4Probst then asks Carter who he would like to see. Carter answers, his mom. Out she comes from the holding area. I didn’t catch her name so I’ll just call her Carter’s Mom or CM for short. Ummm, No disrespect meant to Carter but, his mom is kind of a hottie. He kind of breaks down and says that never happens to him. Gotta love a guy who loves his mom.

sur5Next, we get to meet Denise’s man, Brad. She jumps into his arms like a little kid (not saying she’s behaving like a little kid but that’s what the two of them looked like as he was carrying her around). The tears of joy are flowing the snot is running, and she gets some on his shirt. Probst tells him that he’s now a Survivor, he has snot on his shirt – ew (did I just say that?). Brad says that this is the best woman ever, she calls him on his ‘whatever’, and basically keeps him grounded.

sur6How about if we meet Lisa’s brother, Justice. She can’t contain herself and is SO happy to see him. He is 20 years her junior which suggests she was about done with Facts of Life when he was born. He means everything to her. It seemed a little strange to me that he called her ‘Sister’ rather than by her name. I guess it’s not that strange, I call mine Screwball (relax ladies, it’s all in fun). I think she’s been needing to see some family for quite some time.

sur7Next we meet the one person on the face of the earth that actually may believe Abi to be a kind hearted good person and loves her unconditionally. Her mother, Vera. She came all the way from Brazil to be there and doesn’t speak any English. Some pleasantries are exchanged with Abi translating and for the first time ever, I liked Abi, just a little bit. The smiles on both of her faces made her seem human. Don’t worry, this is short lived, I’m sure.

sur8Probst then says, Alrighty, Let’s get started. Malcolm speaks up and says, you’re forgetting someone. Oh yes, says Probst as he brings out Malcolm’s brother, Miles. The two of them have been watching the show for ever. In fact, as kids, they weren’t allowed television during the week unless it was Survivor. I don’t know if I believe that but, okay we’ll go with it. Miles just turned 21 before Malcolm left for the show. To Miles, Malcolm is looking like one of those guys on a ship in the 1700s. Pirate ship?

Okay, let’s get this party started. No play by play, just a few comments. First of all, Carter’s mom, has an arm on her. For awhile, it looks like she may pull it off. The Skupins are also doing quite well at it. Actually, everyone is, except, Abi and mom. Neither one of them can seem to throw and perhaps don’t even completely understand the game. I don’t think her mom did anyway. I won’t blast either of them for it though, it serves no purpose here and ya just don’t talk shit about somebody’s mom (housewives aside 😉 ). In the end, Malcolm and Miles win the reward challenge. They get to spend the day and night together. Malcolm gets to choose another player to do the same thing. He picks Lisa and her brother. The players ask if he can have another, Probst says yes but that’s the last one. He chooses the Skupins. TH Malcolm says he wanted to reward the two of them for sticking to the alliance getting rid of Penner. With each pick, we see Denise with a hopeful look on her face. Or that’s what editing wants us to believe. She seemed gracious about the whole thing but I’m sure she was, as the others were, disappointed she did not get chosen. The pig in me would bet that there is something she wanted, that she would only accept from Brad.

You know what, if this is really how it all goes down, I think it’s kind of cruel. Not necessarily to the survivors but to their relatives and such. Fly all that way, one from Brazil, for at best, what, an Hour? I hope they at least get a nice little vacation out of the prospect and aren’t escorted back to waiting airplanes to fly them out of there post haste.

Back at camp, TH Malcolm  is talking about his brother, who just turned 21 and how he’s always clowning it up trying to get a laugh while we see him doing just that. Seems like a likeable guy but Malcolm is worried that his brother may go to far and get him voted off of the island by talking too much. We then see Skupin Jr take his slide down that palm tree scraping himself all up. TH Skupin says, That’s my boy. It’s nice to see them all having a good time.

Now the strategery talk starts. We see Lisa and her brother walking on the beach as he’s trying to get her head in the game and figure a way he can help her win. Offering to gather intel. She tells him about her big power play and then tells him that she found Malcolm’s immunity idol after the merge. He asks if she told anyone, she says she told Malcolm.. Justice, your sis also told Pete and Pete also told Malcolm that he’s been found out. She continues her pity party of sorts saying that because of all that, no one trusts her but she’s making amends with this final 4 alliance. He kind of tells her, in so many loving brotherly words, cut the crap because she’s still in the game. Must be doing something right. In the end of the conversation, he has her talked into blindsiding the one that can beat her at the jury vote, Malcolm. Now they just have to convince the rest, and they do just that. There’s a little more to it than that but that’s the end result of the pre Immunity challenge chatter.

Holy cow, TH Lisa has an epiphany. She’s concerned about the lies that she knew going in were part of the game. That’s been part of her struggle. But all the sudden, since Justice has pointed some things out to her, After Justise painted the crystal clear picture for her, “Yay! I can play this game.. I can play this game”.. I guess the game is no longer above her. The final plan is for Lisa, Skupin, Carter, and Abi, to blindside Malcolm. We’ll see how that works out for them (at this point, they haven’t spoken with Carter and Abi)..

sur9The following day (32), we see Lisa and the others offering a prayer to the survivor gods (only in her case, it’s the Christian God), asking that his will be done, even if someone else wins, even if it’s Abi. TH Malcolm says that Lisa up to now has been playing with her heart, not necessarily to win but, he fears that her brother, who is a level headed guy, has snapped her back to her senses. I think Malcolm knows what’s about to happen, according to the other’s plans. As we see the relatives saying their goodbyes, TH Lisa says that she doesn’t believe God chooses sides (that’s kind of refreshing to hear someone say that). What she means is if you’re at a football game, she says, and pray to God for your team to win, that doesn’t mean that he will say yeah, okay, just because you asked for it. It means, to her, as she says, “we have this plan and would love it if you blessed it but, if not, and you have a bigger plan, that’s okay too. He’s a win win God and is pretty resourceful at that”.

sur10 sur11 sur12Immunity Challenge time.. The object of this game is to race across the bamboo beams shown in the photo to get to the other side. The one in the middle is just to lengthen the distance. Once to the other side, they are to use a grappling hook to fish out 3 bags of stuff in the water that are tied to life preservers (the kind that look like the life savers candy). Once they do that, they swim to shore where they will empty their (3) bags that contain sticks and rope. They are to tie the sticks together so that they have a long enough stick to poke a target that will drop the immunity flag. First one to finish, Wins immunity.

Ready… Set.. Go. Skupin runs across like he’s set himself on fire and that opposite platform contains the only water in site. Lisa is a close second. Malcolm falls, Denise actually gets across last. Even Abi beats her across. I know, Shocking, Right? They begin fishing their bags out of the water and the first one with all 3 is Carter so he jumps in for the swim to shore. All of them are doing quite well. Skupin is next followed by Lisa and then Malcolm. Denise gets off the platform 5th and then… Dear sweet Abi.. WTF are you doing? She takes her good ole sweet time getting into the water, even has to go back to get a bag she lost, and sauntering across the beach as the others are tying their sticks together. I’ll tell you what she’s doing. Continuing the ruse that she has a hidden idol, so she doesn’t Need this one. Most of them get their sticks put together and take a stab at it, most have to adjust the knots and what not in the way they have the sticks put together. In the end, Malcolm wins Immunity. TH Lisa is ‘bummed’.. Her big plan to blindside Malcolm just got flushed down the crapper. Now what?? What this Also means, as TH Malcolm points out back at camp, is that he is guaranteed a spot in the final 4. He HAS to play the hidden idol in the final 5 vote so he cannot be sent home for at least 2 councils.

Lisa and Skupin are talking and Carter’s name comes up. Skupin and Malcolm are talking, Carter’s name comes up. They see him as a threat. After all, he nearly won immunity and we can’t have that happening against our alliance now, Can we. Carter walks up and asks what they are talking about. They say they are talking about him. Carter makes a plea that he deserves to be there whereas that terrible Abi, does not. He senses they are hoping to keep her around because they don’t believe she can get any votes (aside from Pete and Artis).

Now we see the entire group talking about who has Not received any votes. Remember earlier when I my having a bit of a soft spot for Abi would be short lived? Well, How many seconds ago was it you read that and here we are. She knows that it’s either she or Carter because that final 4 alliance is tight. She’s still using the hidden idol ruse (which they all know, I hope, is a total pile of horseshit). So what she’s telling them is they may as well all write down Carter’s name because to vote for her, would be a waste. If, they really believed she has an idol, then she’s right and she’s still playing a good game. I really can’t take that away from her but I  just don’t like the hateful way she is doing it. That all ends the conversation and TH Malcolm says, Ever since the beginning, people have hated Abi because she’s so detrimental to everyone around her (well then they should have bounced her out on her ass, BEFORE the Jury began building so she would just. be. gone). She just sucks the life out of everything. TH Denise ways this is NOT Cultural, she’s just a complete bitch (my words not hers) and she’s given every reason needed, to vote her out. Lisa is over trying as well. As we see Abi-tch walking along a trail to retrieve her ‘hidden idol’, we have to endure TH Abi-tch talking about how she’s even convinced herself she has an idol. She says if you tell a lie enough times, people start to believe it. On This, I agree. TH Malcolm says that the only fear of voting for Abi is that she May have an idol. There are no redeeming qualities about her and he’s considering making a strategic mistake by keeping Carter because everyone wants Abi-tch gone. If she goes home, it’s Because, She’s a Bitch. Yep, Malcolm said that. He’s been around her for more than 2 weeks so he’s just confirmed what we all know. Abi’s a bitch.

Let’s get to Council.. Probst ushers them in and the questions begin. I’m not going to spend too much time on this, in fact, very little. Carter believes that he deserves to be there and that’s how the vote should go. None of the alliance is in trouble so it’s either him or Abi. Abi continues her horseshit story about a hidden idol. I think this bitch really believes she has one. She’s delusional. Malcolm says he thought he was safe but ya never know so he’s happy to have immunity. Denise thinks things with Abi-tch may have improved Some (she’s just being nice, WAY too nice) but not much. Truth is, she’s still the most hated one there and I suspect, elsewhere. However, she remains clueless as to why. Lisa would rather have someone who she can beat next to her in front of the jury rather than somebody she likes. The votes are cast, the idol is requested, Abi sits there like a bump on a log, votes are read, It’s late, you get the gist of where this all should go but as you can see in the picture, it went the wrong way. That means I/we have to suffer this bitch for at least one more week. I think Carter voted for Abi-tch, everyone else, voted for Carter. Huge mistake in my opinion but what do I know. He couldn’t make his case strongly enough for why he should stay.

sur13Here’s the thing.. We all love to hate Abi-tch, Abi-noxious, Abi-normal (love those last two so much I came up with my own), but, she’s playing the game and playing to win. To the point where, we all want to see her get hers but I still can’t fault her for playing her own game. Honestly I wouldn’t be completely sad to see some of them take those bags that held the sticks, fill the bottoms of them with sand and rocks or a coconut, and beat the hell out of her with them. Just kidding, sort of. I’m sure they, including Lisa, wouldn’t mind doing so though, even if in fantasy. At the end of it all however, it’s a game show. The one who plays the game the best, should win. I just Hope, that it isn’t Abi-tch who does it. I’m still cheering for Denise to win.

See you next time. Watch here if you like.

http://www.cbs.com/shows/survivor/video/

No PS this time, I’ll just say Peace from the one now known as ‘WTFI Jeff’ 😀

_______________________________________

Thursday Night Lineup December 6th by BB

8PM – Big Bang Theory/Two and a Half Men (CBS); The Vampire Diaries (CW); 30 Rock/Up All Night (NBC); Last Resort (ABC); The X Factor (Fox); Disney’s A Christmas Carol (Family); Apollo Live (BET); Cupcake Wars (Food); Wicked Tuna: Hooked Up (NatGeo);

9PM – The Real Housewives of Miami (Bravo); Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime); Person of Interest (CBS); Beauty and the Beast (CW); The Office/Parks and Rec (NBC); Grey’s Anatomy (ABC); Glee (Fox); Extreme Homes (HGTV); The First 48 (A&E); Four Weddings Holiday Showdown (TLC); Mysteries at the Museum (Trvl); Rocket City Rednecks (NatGeo); The Will; Family Secrets Revealed (ID); Tamar and Vince (We); Raising House (DIY);

10PM – Elementary (CBS); Rock Center with Brian Williams (NBC); Scandal (ABC); It’s Always Sunny in Phildelphia/The League (FX); Burn Notice (USA); Jersey Shore (MTV); Panic 911 (A&E); Gold Town Gold (Discovery); Sweet Genius (Food); American Chainsaw (NatGeo); Very Bad Man (ID); Mary Mary (We); The Family That Slays Together (Biography); Shocking Family Secrets (FitTV); Rodeo (GAC);

11PM – WWHL; Jane Fonda and Sarah Bernhard (Bravo)

Note:  For you Fabulous Beekman Boys fans (from The Amazing Race), a rerun of their reality show is on the Cooking Channel tonight at 10 PM.

_________________________________________

About Veena (NMD)

Just a housewife ... who loves this place .... and loves to write ... You can reach me through this email: nomoredrama8@gmail.com. Lynn's Place is in tribute to Housewives blogger Lynn Hudson, who passed away in August of 2012.
This entry was posted in Survivor, Top Chef Seattle and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

253 Responses to Brandi and Eddie’s Fight Goes off the Chain / Top Chef Seattle / Survivor Philippines

  1. Kansas Girl says:

    Good morning, all!

  2. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. PJ I hope you’re feeling better today. Jeang I hope you and mom have fun shopping and lunching, I was going to do the same but got sick last night. Tossed my cookies but feeling better this morn. Nancy is the New Millionaire Matchmaker w/Detox & DJP. LOL. I’d watch you anytime Miss Nancy. BB I.hope your mom wins for the best decorated door. NMD thks as always. I hope you had a good biz trip. 🙂

    • I had a great trip thank you – fabulous from start to end. I connected with a wonderful friend that I haven’t seen for 17 years, and also gained renewed appreciation for the work I do. Sometimes it is good to get out of the weeds and see the bigger picture. Okay – off to get back into the weeds. I’ll see everyone tonight. If anyone wants to Blog Miami tonight please let me know, otherwise I’ll pick it up for the next few weeks until Krissy is back. (email nomoredrama8@gmail.com). Sending positive energy your way Krissy!! Please check in when you feel up to it.

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        I’m glad to hear you had a fabulous trip, NMD. I don’t know HOW you are able to work AND keep up with this blog every day. My hat goes off to you (*Takes Off Hat and Bows to NMD*)!

    • BB says:

      Thanks Powell. I already went over there this morning and decorated it. It looks nice. Don’t know if it will win though. Sorry you tossed your cookies, but hope you feel much better today.

      • Powell says:

        BB you are up bright and early getting your list knocked out. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that she wins.

      • jeang says:

        Go get some battery powered christmas lights and intersperse them inside and outside the bow or greenery for an extra big kick….

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      Boy, everybody seems to be getting sick! I am glad you are feeling better this morning, Powell, and I hope you recover from whatever it is that is ailing you very soon.

      • jeang says:

        I know, I have for the past 2 weeks been having to go into the clinic for blood work, urine etc and dr appt for my yearly checkup. I try to get to the lab early as soon as they open when there arent as many sick people in there. At the doctors appt I try to sit as far away from everyone else as I can. Back when I was working, I would get horribly sick every single year cause of all the young mothers that would come into work coughing, sneezing etc. I could bank on catching it a week later. I dont miss that.

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          Good idea! And I know what you mean about the young mothers. I had to move in with one of my Aunts after I graduated law school to save some money. She had a daughter (my little cousin) who was about 6 years old. I had never been sick SO MUCH in such a SHORT period of time in all my life. I love kids, but they can be little GERMBAGS because they bring all the germs from the other kids at school RIGHT BACK HOME!

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Powell, I love the way you remembered everyone – – just want to ride Powell’s coattails today to wish PJ improved health, Jeang hope you had fun yesterday, too. Powell, I hope you’re not tossing cookies, anymore and BB, how cool to read about you decorating your ma’s door. So sweet. Have a great day everyone!!! NMD – so glad to read how much you enjoyed your trip and seeing your old friend. That’s always nice.

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        Lainey, I hope everything is coming together for your daughter’s graduation and the party afterward! (*Still Got My Fingers Crossed That All Goes Well*).

        • Laineylainey says:

          Was trying to reply and I breathed wrong and lost the comment. On the iPad now. It’s fun, but touchy. Still learning. Son comes in tonight. Mil tomorrow a.m., b-i-l & nephew Tom night, the rest are meeting us at the venue at 3pm on sat. Then off to the partay! I found someone willing to work w our budget. (Cash bar) we are providing appetizers and salad. Ordered the cake, projector and screen are in my car (borrowed from my workplace) gonna gonna go approve the slide show tonight…thanks for asking. Looks like its gonna be ok…yay! Just need to get back off my tuchus to declutter and scrub toilets. Hope all is well with you! 😉

        • Laineylainey says:

          Hi! I thought I answered this yesterday!! I hate when that happens. Detox so far so good. Mother in law right next to me, son is in Austin, more fam coming in tonite and tomorrow! Keep crossing your fingers!! Thank you!

    • djprincessc says:

      Haha! Yes she is Powell! 🙂

  3. Powell says:

    MTH love your Abi-isms. 🙂

  4. Powell says:

    BB I hope Tanner is happily wagging that tail today and making you take him out. 🙂

    My little cockatiel Levi is doing better. It seems he’s progressing day by day. Thks for all the well wishes. 🙂

    • BB says:

      Tanner is able to keep food down and has been let out of the kitchen at least. He’s not his normal self yet but he’s getting there. Glad Levi is doing better.

  5. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Jeff-I’m pretty sure it was Diana who came up with Abi-noxious…it’s the best name ever!! Great re-cap!!!

    • melthehound says:

      I thought it may have been but wasn’t completely sure.

    • Lisa Renee says:

      Morning Jill, I think you are right! I was calling her Abi-normal in a nod to young frankenstein but once I saw abi-noxious I have been using it ever since. ITA best name ever! Lisa

      • melthehound says:

        So you’re the other one 😀

        • She is quite Abi-noxious. Glad you all liked my name for her. I wish they had voted her out, but I don’t think they believe she has an idol. I hope they boot her out next week and she doesn’t get immunity.
          I know Malcom and Denise have overcome huge odds to make it this far as their first tribe was a joke.
          I see those two and Lisa in the final 3 unless they decide Abi-noxious would help them get votes.
          Rewarding bad behavior is so not my style, but I’m not playing the game. It has been a fairly good season of Survivor though.
          I will admit I’ve been watching Jeff Probst’s show in the mornings and I like it. Steve Harvey’s show I have yet to see and Bethenny is still my fave!! She rocked her trial run.
          Ok back to work. Found a fun no crotchet or knit scarf to make for presents. 3 down 6 to go!
          Blessings,
          Diana

          • Powell says:

            Hi Diana. I see Malcolm, Lisa & Denise at the finales also. I don’t know who’s going to win though. All 3 have done quite well w/the premise Outwit, Outplay, Outlast.

          • melthehound says:

            Thanks for the fun plays on the name Diana (and Lisa).. Somehow, I think that Abi-(fill in the blank) will be there for final 3 AND could even win. Remember, She isn’t the Only one who sent those people to the jury. The only one I could see as an absolute anybody but that bitch vote on Abi, is RC. The jury still has two open spots though so anything can happen.

  6. RealHousewifeVA says:

    Brandi, Eddie and Leann should really learn to keep off social media and leave this stuff to deal with PRIVATELY. I love me some Brandi, but she really does have a low maturity level. HOWEVER, I also sympathize with her because Leann clearly uses the boys as a way to get under Brandi’s skin and as a mother, I would also probably react without thinking at times if I ever got divorced and the step mom was calling my children HER children. She tweets things about how she can’t wait for the boys to come back because it’s so hard to be without them…How the hell do you think their ACTUAL mother feels you homewrecking bitch? I don’t think she was the one who wanted to have her marriage ruined and her time with her boys cut in half. Have a little decency and stop twisting the knife you stuck in her back.
    My sister got divorced after 18 years of marriage and 5 kids. Her 2 youngest were visiting their dad overseas for the summer, and the stepmom would not allow them to talk to their mom on the phone, just out of spite. My normally rational and calm sister went BALLISTIC. I mean, the threats she was making to her over the phone were no joke and we all had to calm her down and get her to chill out. But still, I get it. As a mother, some sort of animalistic instinct comes out and you throw out all rationality when you feel your position is being threatened.
    I hope, for the kids sake, they can work this out. These boys are old enough to google and read this stuff now, so they really should be careful what they are putting out their in the press.

    • britches&hose says:

      Great comment, ITA.

    • Powell says:

      Realhousewifeva I know Brandi is so upset and is on autopilot when it comes to her boys. I was on her Twitter timeline & saw she took the pics down. Her followers were suggesting she not go there. It seems she appreciated her followers support. It’s sad that your sis had to experience that e/her boys. I’m sure if she could’ve been on a plane she would’ve. I think being a loving mom can get you to that super.human place where you’d lift a car off of your child. I’ve heard of that happening. Brandi really needs to collect all of this evidence for her attorney. Maybe she can get it that when the boys are w/LeAnn & Eddie it’s supervised, no longer overnight until they learn to be adults. Didn’t Detox say she read that LeAnn won’t allow Eddie & Brandi to be alone even when it comes to their boys? Eddie is only doing it cause LeAnn holds the purse strings. Is he even working? He blew his job 2 yrs ago on CSI Miami because of the LeAnn crap. I haven’t seen him do anything since Playboy was cancelled last yr after 3 epis.

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        Yes, I said that.

        According to the recent interview Brandi gave to “US Magazine” that still seems to be the case. She says that Eddie and LeAnn answer NONE of her phone calls (I guess to Eddie’s Assistant) or E-mails AT ALL when she wants to discuss things about her children with either of them. She claims that THIS is why she takes to Twitter (because that is the ONLY way she can sometimes get a reaction or a response out of them).

        She also said that she would NOT be taking to Twitter and, instead, be using a lawyer, but she cannot afford to hire a lawyer and incur MORE legal bills right now for this because she is STILL paying her legal bills related to court matters related to ADRIENNE MALOOF (???). She also said that, while she is paying THOSE legal bills, she is saving up to buy a PERMANENT home (and not just a rental, that she shares with a roommate, I believe) for her and her boys.

        Maybe she should just go the “Taylor Route” and start screwing a Family Law Attorney so he could handle her Family Law matters for FREE (Of course, she would have to ask him to give her something IN WRITING saying that he is handling all of this for her PRO BONO, so he would not later try to collect once she stopped sleeping with him). Maybe she should ask Taylor for advice on that. *Shrug*

        • britches&hose says:

          I’m really giggling at your last paragraph re Shana. Too funny.

          • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

            Girl, it’s FUNNY 😀 and SAD 😦 at the same time…..SMH (Glad I could make you giggle, though. 😉 ).

            • britches&hose says:

              Oh it’s totally sad… not that I expect anything else from her. Pretty much everything she does I’m like ‘girl, REALLY?!’

        • Powell says:

          Detox Taylor can’t even give advice on that. It seems she’s.made a lot of decisions.impaired. We haven’t seen the epi when Brandi says something to the affect “Adrienne you’re not suing me?”. Adrienne says no. We will have to see how that epi unfolds.

    • BB says:

      I agree!

    • T-Rex says:

      I am NOT a parent and I can tell you that if I were in Brandi’s shoes I am sure I would over-react a bit as well, just from the outside it looks like Le-psycho-Ann seems to be trying to get Brandi’s children to like her more than their mother, that’s how I am reading all of this. Seriously, you took her man and now you want her kids. It’s VERY “single white female” to me at this point. She buys clothes that Brandi wears, she does things that Brandi did. Look I think that Eddie is a douchebag and is placating the wife he has now by saying awful things to the MOTHER OF HIS CHILDREN. They all need to be banned from twitter for 2 weeks until they can STOP all of this nonsense.

      • RealHousewifeVA says:

        lol @ banning them for 2 weeks! And ITA with you, totally single white female. She wants to BE Brandi, IMO. All the pics she posts of “our family” with the boys, and saying how she is so excited that “my boys are coming home today” WTF you lunatic?! They are not your boys, they never will be your boys. That’s all good and dandy when a step mom loves her step children, but that doesn’t change the fact that you are a step mom and they are your step children. Plain and simple. Know your boundaries.
        Brandi oftentimes seems to understand the motives people have in the things they do and say, she just doesn’t react very appropriately and so she gives her enemies ‘ammunition’ (as Lisa said) to turn it around on her and say “Look! See how awful Brandi is?!” She gives them the reaction they want. She should work on that. She’d piss them off a lot more by keeping a poker face about it and dealing with it quietly.

        • Powell says:

          Right. Brandi is playing into their hands. I hope for.her it doesn’t backfire. I’d hate to see LeAnn’s money be used to take Brandi’s boys away from her. Brandi has to be smarter than them.

      • Powell says:

        T-Rex you’re right Eddie is placating to LeAnn. He’s such an idiot to not think that his kids will resent him for trying to make LeAnn their mom and erase Brandi from their lives. If LeAnn wants to be a mom so bad why doesn’t she let her eggs do the walking on over to Eddies swimmers and have her own child. She’s so paranoid of loosing Eddie that’s what many women like her do. Eddie is not doing LeAnn any favors by letting this continue but maybe that’s hisoverall goal for LeAnn to be declared a danger to herself, incompetent or something so that he can have access to her money & do whatever he wants.

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          I don’t understand why LeAnn hasn’t gotten pregnant yet, either.

          It’s either because Eddie has had a vasectomy; she is scared she will get FAT (She ALLEGEDLY has an “eating disorder” brought about by her trying to be AS SKINNY AS Brandi, who is NATURALLY that way, UNLIKE LeAnn); she is scared Eddie will cheat on her while she is PREGNANT (the SAME way he did to Brandi); or she, for some reason, cannot have kids of her own. I don’t get that one.

          And you COULD be right: maybe Eddie wants to have her declared mentally incompetent and become her Conservator (like a Britney situation), so he can control the purse things (If THIS is his plan, I hate to break it to him, but he’s going to have a pretty hard time of it. You cannot declare somoene INCOMPETENT simply because they have a PERSONALITY DISORDER and an EATING DISORDER. If that were the case, we’d have NO Housewives’ shows, because 90% of those heifers would be in a mental institution or unable to appear on television because their Conservator will not ALLOW it).

          • Powell says:

            Thks for the legalese Detox. It does seem like he has an agenda. Why else let your wife suffer mentally which it seems to me and why would you consistently let your wife put your kids lives on the internet and not let their mother have them on tv? Not that any of the kids should be on these shows but it’s a double standard Eddie has set.

            • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

              It’s definitely a double standard, IMO. If you don’t want the kids to appear onscreen with her, they should NOT be mentioned on Twitter by ANY of them, and Brandi should get some type of Court Order preventing LeAnn from calling the paparrazzi to take pix of her and/or Eddie with the kids (but HOW can Brandi PROVE this? I’d bet 3 fat COWS to 10 skinny MONKEYS that LeAnne HAS been doing this for a few YEARS now. But Brandi will not be able to prove it. The paparazzi want to be able to get the photo so they can sell it. LeAnn wants the photo out there so: 1) People do not forget about her because her career is basically at an ALL-TIME LOW; and 2) She can try to show the world, “See, all of our TACKY, LOWDOWN, TRASHY, INSENSITIVE, IMMORAL behavior was WORTH it because look at us, ‘We’re all ONE BIG HAPPY family!! US GOOD!! Brandi BAD!!”).

              I think that, now that Brandi has a platform via a FULL-TIME position as a BH Housewife, she is NO longer afraid and is NO longer biting her tongue about her concerns. LeAnne cares SO much about what people think about her that she personally CONTACTS “civilians” on Twitter to try to change their negative opinions about her.

              Let’s also NOT forget that LeAnn was JUST, a few months ago, heard ON TAPE badmouthing Brandi to a TOTAL stranger. This was leaked nationwide. I think this probably made Brandi very angry again. Since LeAnne cares so much about her IMAGE and faking one, what BETTER way to get her to possibly straighten up and FLY right than to contact a NATIONAL MAGAZINE or publicize some things on Twitter without spending a DIME in Court?

              No, it may not be the BEST move, but I bet it’s forcing LeAnne to a bit more on her p’s and q’s. After Brandi blasted her on Twitter the other day for calling Brandi’s sons “her” boys, Leann DID stop using “her” in front of the boys when she was tweeting about them and their goings-on. Baby Steps. Baby Steps.

          • AZGirl says:

            I am going with the “fat” theory. LeAnne syndrome is a epidemic in the gym world. Women who choose not to have children NOT because they do not want to be a parent but they are afraid to loose their figure…..my take on this is…..

            WE ARE ALL GOING TO END UP AT HAPPY ACRES SO MY LAST MEAL IS NOT GOING TO BE A PROTEIN SHAKE. ok……so I see what happens to these women. First, their husbands leave them because NOTHING is good enough. Eventually they end up at a retirement area, skinny, brown from too much sun and lonely sitting by a pool waiting for Mr. Right…

            • I do not recall where I read this…..it was a while ago….but I remember an article saying that LeAnn HAS tried to conceive but has been unable to, and that is adding to her mental instability because she is unable to give Eddie a child, or get pregnant to hold on to him. I would not be surprised because what she is doing to her body i.e. dieting, laxatives (allegedly), drinking, and whatever else she is doing to it can’t be good for her natural functions. The article said it was “making her crazy” that she couldn’t get pregnant. Allegedly!

              • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

                Maybe if she would not be trying to take over another woman’s kids, God would give her 1 or 2 of her OWN.

                KARMA.

                • Rebecca says:

                  Amen, sister.

                  And IMHO – Eddie didn’t write that email.

                  • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

                    I don’t think he did either. There was something about the wording when I first read it that made me think, “LeAnne wrote this — NOT Eddie.” (I forget what. I’d have to go back to read it again, but I’m playing with you “Cool Kids” right now AND watching “X-Factor.” I’ll do it tomorrow if I remember, and this subject comes up again).

            • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

              Amen! The last time I let a man pressure me about my weight and all that jazz was when I was in my 20’s (21-25). This was the one who was abusive. I got into SERIOUS therapy after that because I wanted to figure out WHY I allowed myself to stay in that situation for so long. And, mind you, I was a Size 0-2 at that time!!

              After the age of 25, I said, “NEVER AGAIN!” to ANY of the stuff I dealt with when it came to him. Everything in moderation. I’ll do my “power walk” and go to the gym (when I get back on my feet insofar as working full-time is concerned and when I get a new car) and watch what I eat. But I’ll be damned if I won’t allow myself a cheeseburger every now and then. I’m a “foodie.” Besides, studies show that people who ENJOY good food tend to be better lovers anyway (So, THERE!! That’s probably because those anorexic women have no strength for the gymnastics. LOL.).

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        I am not a parent either, T-Rex, and I feel the same way you do.

        I actually KNOW someone in REAL LIFE who is Le-Ann-ing the ex-wife of a man with whom she had an affair (for 2 or 3 years) and GOT PREGNANT while he was still married to his ex-wife (If you have NEVER been pregnant before the age of 36, how, do you all of a sudden, after dating a MARRIED man for 2 or 3 years, who you keep BEGGING and DEMANDING and INSISTING and THREATENING to leave his wife [to no avail], just, OOPS, get pregnant at the age of 36??!!! You DON’T!! You get pregnant ON PURPOSE to PUSH the issue, that’s how??!!).

        …..Anyhoo, after the pregnancy, the man was forced to admit everything to his ex-wife, who put him out AT FIRST. Afterwards, for the sake of her kids and because she was Catholic and because of her parents’ and even HIS parents’ pressure that they try to work it out and keep the family together and just “DEAL” with the other woman’s pregnancy, she ASKED him to attend counseling with her and try to salvage the marriage.

        He refused (and I think PART of his refusal had to do with the fact that the other woman was making BIG MONEY as an attorney, and she told him she would handle a LOT of the bills he presently had. I’m sure he loved her — if he even really knew HOW to love anybody — in his own way too. I was once friends with BOTH of them, and he was VERY candid about cheating on EVERY girlfriend and WIFE that he ever had. This was his 2nd wife, by the way. My FORMER female attorney friend/other woman, just like ME, had HEARD him say this more than once. But she ended up having an affair with him anyway and screaming how “THEIR LOVE” was just so “different.”. Yeah, right! I should also mention that we had a MUTUAL friend who was having an affair with a married man, and my former female attorney/other woman friend BERATED her OVER AND OVER about it and called her STUPID and basically a SLUT. And then SHE turned around and did the SAME thing. Her justification: “Your married boyfriend does not REALLY love you. Mine DOES!” Also, she then began to tell our mutual friend how everything was “alright” and she “now understood.” She THEN proceeded — UNLIKE our mutual friend (who was very ashamed, embarrassed and discreet) — to BLATANTLY run ALL OVER TOWN with her married boyfriend — even going as his “date” with him to different local legal groups’ functions).

        It was all DISGUSTING, and I ended my friendship with her over it because I just could NOT take her hypocrisy, her tacky, low-class/lowdown behavior, her insensitivity and her cruelty.

        Well, once the man left and FINALLY moved in with her (He didn’t at first. He stayed at a friend’s home for a while), he was REFUSING to MARRY her even though she kept begging him to do so (He’s PROBABLY married her by now because I heard she was using THEIR baby as a tool to get him to do so).

        She then proceeded to go all around town signing things with HIS last name (even though he was still not yet divorced from his 2nd wife; and even though she was not EVEN MARRIED to him!!); bragging about their love and flaunting her pregnancy(like that sh*t was “CUTE”. She didn’t even have the DECENCY to be ASHAMED of her damned self and have even the SLIGHTEST bit of REMORSE or COMPASSION); and talking about how AWFUL and HORRIBLE his ex-wife was.

        She also threw a BIG OLD baby shower with LOTS of people invited with NO SHAME IN HER GAME (Never mind that she was having a big, gaudy shower for a baby she was having for a married man with 2 kids whose WIFE was VERY MUCH ALIVE and still living in the same town!!).

        FINALLY, after the baby was born and a few months old, he moved in with her when she moved into this HUGE new house. She then started having his 2 girls over and plying them with gifts and spoiling them ROTTEN!!

        After THIS, she started telling people that she and this man, once he was FINALLY divorced, were going to prove that his ex-wife was an UNFIT mother and move for SOLE custody of his 2 daughters (Now, mind you, his ex-wife was a principal of one of the best elementary schools in the town and had BEEN so for several years. She had a Master’s Degree, was allegedly very quiet and simply all about being with her daughters, her sister and her parents. She wasn’t one to go out much. She basically kept to herself and kept her circle small — which is why she probably NEVER got wind of all of her now ex-husband’s BLATANT running around town with another woman).

        It’s like my FORMER friend HATED and had an ATTITUDE with the EX-WIFE simply because she EXISTED, and she wanted her ERASED from the life and the “one BIG happy family” portrait she was trying to paint and LIVE with that douchebag. She even sent out a Christmas Card with both her, the man and he and his EX-wife’s daughters and THEIR daughter LONG before the man was even DIVORCED signed, “Merry Christmas! Love, [Her Name], [His Name], [Daughter #1’s Name], [Daugher #2’s Name], and [Their Daughter’s Name]” Of course, she made SURE to send it to mutual friends of the her married boyfriend and his soon-to-be-ex-wife and his family members who were still in touch with the soon-to-be-ex-wife (making SURE the soon-to-be-ex-wife would SEE it).

        AND she made SURE her Facebook Page was FILLED with LOVING pix of her, this man, and this woman’s daughters all HUGGED UP and having fun on all kinds of trips and at all kinds of events.

        In short, she was a DEMENTED, CRUEL, TACKY, COLDHEARTED BITCH who wanted the (finally) Ex-Wife to GO AWAY and let her HAVE AND ENJOY NOT ONLY HER FORMER HUSBAND, BUT HER DAUGHTERS TOO!!!

        Beware, Ladies!! There ARE women (and probably men) out there like this!

        And they need their asses kicked — not physically — but in COURT (if one can afford it. It’s hard to afford to fight an attorney who also happens to be a PARTNER in her firm and has unlimited resources compared to you — just like I am sure it is hard to fight a washed-up, but still very rich, former Country Star that has no problem spending you into the GROUND!).

        • britches&hose says:

          Ugh, I feel so bad for the ex-wife in your story. You’re 100% right with “There ARE women (and probably men) out there like this!” My sister has to deal with one of them, and it’s just a bad situation all around. I never understood the ‘hating the exwife just for existing’ mindset.

          • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

            Me neither. Maybe it’s just that they cannot deal with their GUILT and the fact that they look like A*SHOLES. So, they have to turn it around and make the Ex- “the Bad Guy/Girl.” I definitely don’t get it.

            I have an even HARDER time understanding those Step-Parents that come along AFTER their new spouse is already divorced (In short, there was NO affair) and LOATHE the ex-spouse for simply existing and having married and/or had children with their present spouse. I also had a girlfriend like THAT. It’s like she could not STAND the ex-wife and was TOTALLY threatened by her when the ex-wife had been divorced from the man for YEARS and had her OWN BOYFRIEND (and, outside of the children they shared, was not even THINKING about and no longer even WANTED her ex-husband). My girlfriend was convinced that his ex- still “wanted” her MAN!! SMH. It was sad.

            • britches&hose says:

              My girlfriend reacted the same way to the ex-wife issue, even though, like you said, the divorce was over and done long before she even met her husband. It was BIZARRE. As far as the ‘mistresses-turned-wives’, I think you may be right with the guilt/a-hole aspect. I guess it’s a good thing that we don’t understand how they think…cuz its kinda TWISTED.

              • Powell says:

                Very twisted. And I don’t.understand how they can live like that. It’s a mental and physical toll on your body. It seems they really ate never truly happy.

                • britches&hose says:

                  Yep, it certainly takes a toll… This is evident when looking at current pics of Leann. “Haggard” comes to mind (and I used to think she was quite pretty!).

            • Powell says:

              I think you’re right. It’s.guilt and jealousy and shame. Also insecurity. They.didn’t meet in the conventional way the husband & wife dud and I think deep down they’re scared he’ll leave her just.like he left the wife.

        • Powell says:

          Gosh Detox! I’m glad you dropped her. She doesn’t even have respect for herself or her career. But you know what Steve Harvey says women cannot do what men do. It’s not attractive and it’s not in their DNA. She thinks she’s got it made but he’ll go romance some other lady on her dime.

          • Called A Princess... says:

            Steve Harvey also says that he does not trust anyone that does not believe in God. He is a bigot and needs to evolve out of that zoot suit mentality. JMHO.

            • melthehound says:

              Steve Harvey is a Bigot? That’s the firs time I heard/read anyone say That.

              • Called A Princess... says:

                Bigot – Definition from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary…
                a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group with intolerance…

                I feel his statement about people who do not believe in his God to be bigoted. Not the end of my world but I found it an odd thing for an influential person to say, in the media, on camera, without pause. JMHO.

            • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

              Steve Harvey is also a big-ass HYPOCRITE who did one of his ex-wives REAL dirty. This is the reason why Oprah decided NOT to back a talk show of his a few years ago. She WAS going to do so, but, once all of the bad publicity regarding the lowdown things he did to one of his ex-wives came out, she changed her mind.

              He also tried to sabotage Bernie Mack’s career when Bernie Mack won the role in one of the “Charlie’s Angels” movies. Bernie Mack was allegedly VERY hurt by this because he THOUGHT he and Steve Harvey were friends. Bernie found out that, after he won the role, Steve Harvey and his people called the Producers and badmouthed Bernie and pleaded their case for the role to be given to Steve instead. The whole while Steve was SMILING in Bernie Mack’s face, acting like his best friend. Bernie Mack allegedly never got over his HURT over that (I think they did the “Kings of Comedy” together for a few years too).

              And, once Bernie died, there was Steve Harvey giving sound bites, acting like he was so sad (I just looked at my t.v. and thought, “You CHICLET-TEETH-HAVING, lowdown, no-good, son-of-a-b*tch!! How DARE you get up there and try to get publicity of your ‘friend’ Bernie Mack’s death. Bernie did not even FOOL with your a*s any more because you STABBED him in the BACK!”).

              Steve does wear zoot suits and have a horrible sense of style and fashion. His wife is very pretty (but she ALLEGEDLY used to be married to one of the biggest drug dealers around. She’s ALLEGEDLY a “gold digger extraordinaire”. I tend to believe it because why else would she be with Steve’s UGLY self?! She sounds like an awful person, but she is VERY pretty on the outside).

              Despite ALL of that, I AM glad Steve did something nice for some people on his talk show. And I really enjoyed his book (that I read for FREE at Barnes & Noble. Speed-reading comes in SOOOO handy. I was NOT giving that fool my money, but he DID have some GOOD tips in his book that I found to be TRUE in my own personal dealings with men).

              • Powell says:

                Steve Harvey is no Angel. I’d never heard the Bernie Mac story & that’s totally not cool. But I agree w/what he said about women not being able to play the game like men do.

                • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

                  Yep. I agree with what he said about that (and a LOT of the other things he said in his book when it comes to men, “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man”. It’s actually a really good book with great advice, IMO).

              • melthehound says:

                They did do Kings together. Along with Cedric the Entertainer and D.L. Hugely (sp?). I loved watching Bernie Mac and after all of them are gone, he’ll still be the one I’ll miss the most. I saw a documentary not too long ago about his rise to fame called I Ain’t Scared Of You M************. That apparently was the line that really launched his career. During the days of the Def Comedy Jam, the comedian before him was Brutally boo’d off of the stage. When Bernie came out to do his bit, that’s the line he opened with and it was smooth sailing and gut busting pee your pants laughter for the rest of his act. RIP Bernie Mac.

                I didn’t know about the talk show thing.

                • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

                  I LOVED Bernie Mac and was SOOO sad when I heard he died. I STILL watch his show from time-to-time, and it makes me laugh. It was such a good, clean family show that was still HILARIOUS.

                  I read that Bernie was a really good guy in real life too. During the “Kings of Comedy” Tour, someone who participated in it with him, said that, every night after the show, Bernie was the ONLY one who ALWAYS went straight back to his hotel room to call his wife (Who he married either in his late teens or early 20’s) and speak to her and then to his daughter before he went straight to bed. He didn’t participate in the going out to clubs and drinking and running around. They said he was a good and faithful family man.

            • Called A Princess... says:

              A Mr. Harvey is the last person that should be telling women what they can and cannot do. I think he has done lost his mind. Thinkin he’s all that and a bag of gold! JMHO.

          • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

            I’m glad I dropped her too. Unfortunately, I also had to drop a good mutual friend because that friend had been friends with HER longer. So, I knew her loyalty was going to be with my PSYCHO ex-friend.

            My PSYCHO ex-friend, because she was pissed that I ended our friendship over her behavior, also went on a MISSION to “destroy” me (It didn’t work, and she had a hard time doing it because I put myself in a position where she was hearing LITTLE to ANY of my business, professional or personal. Unfortunately, this involved me no longer having any real substantive contact with our mutual friend. She was collateral damage. I didn’t think she would do it intentionally, but I just saw her UNintenionally mentioning things about me that my PSYCHO Ex-Friend might try to use against me in some way. You can’t rationalize CRAZY. *Shrug*). I think it was because #1) she knew that I knew the TRUTH about the WHOLE situation, and she didn’t want me to contradict the “love story” she was telling people (She told several people that he’d left his wife and was living apart from her for MONTHS. LIE!!); #2) she knew that I now had her “number” and I decided to neither use it or, if it popped up on MY caller i.d., to give it an INSTANT DIAL TONE.

            I should mention that she had a pattern of obsessive behavior with OTHER men she dated before this man. Once he started up with her, I reminded him of this (because he had witnessed it himself). I told him, “Look, I know you like to screw around but have NO intention of leaving your family.” He said, “You’re right. I don’t want to leave my wife and kids.” I said, “Well, think about the pattern with men we’ve ALL, as friends, witnessed with her. I’m afraid that you’re NOT going to be able to do with THIS one what you have done with your OTHER jump-offs! She does not and will not let you GO. You are going to be with her one way or another. In fact, if you do not leave soon enough, I see her getting pregnant.” He was appalled and told me she would NEVER do that!!

            Well, guess who turned out to be totally RIGHT about THAT one? Yep, you guessed it! YOURS TRULY.

            I then just distanced myself and basically cut off all contact with the both of them. He THEN wants to send me an E-Mail asking me why I don’t want to be friends with either of them any more.

            I basically said, “Because you guys are trashy, lowclass A*SHOLES, and I tend not to hang around with those types.”

            He then E-Mails, “I told her what you said about her trying to trap me and get pregnant.”

            My response, “GREAT!! I’ll tell her too, which is why I am adding her E-Mail address to the response I am sending YOU — even though I know you are going to forward my E-Mails to her anyway. I could give a SH*T!! Ex-Friend, if you are reading, and I know you ARE….go on about your TRASHY business, keep my name out of your mouth — like I am doing with YOU GUYS, even though I COULD tell it ALL if I wanted to do so — and do not EVER contact me in any way, shape or form again. Have a nice life, you two. I will NOT miss EITHER of you. Sayonara. I’ve got work to do and do NOT have any more time to play on E-Mail with the 2 of you, who are acting like CHILDREN, not to mention LOWLIFES! Stop playing on my E-Mail and do not even DARE trying to play on my cell phone or my landline. I am DONE with the both of you. TOODLES!!”

            He was basically asking, “Why don’t you want to PLAY with us anymore, Detox? We all used to have so much fun?”

            …..Ummmm…..BOY, Bye!! How old are we? Don’t contact me to ask me DUMBASS questions like that. I have broken up with the both of you. Have some self-respect and dignity and MOVE ON! JEEZ!!

    • melthehound says:

      Mason Edward (born June 8, 2003) and Jake Austin (born April 7, 2007). Mason may be poking around the internet but I’d bet he hears more at school than he learns on the web. I doubt Jake, at 5, is surfing the web. From their perspective everything may appear to be fine, life as normal. Jake Austin has never probably never known a life of having Just Brandi as his mom or at the very least, doesn’t remember it.

      • RealHousewifeVA says:

        Oh I didn’t realize they were so young, wonder why I thought they were older. But nonetheless, believe me when I say 9 year old can surprise you when it comes to the Internet these days. My daughter googled all of our names when she was in 4th grade, just for fun, because they had learned about google in school. Thankfully nothing interesting came up, but if Mason googles his mom or dad’s names, he’d probably have a lot of questions.

        • I agree with everything all of you have said about this situatio. I am a mom and a mother’s love can be fierce when they are protecting their young. I feel for Brandi because she has a right to her rage….LeAnn is despicable (and so is Eddie) and they are both likely taking advantage of the fact that they know Brandi can’t afford further legal action….so they run with their vile behavior.

          What I don’t get is….WHY?!? They both supposedly have what they want? Why make Brandi’s life miserable just to do it? If that is why….how utterly disgusting. They are both off their rockers. I feel my maternal ire raise just reading about the situation…I can only imagine how magnified it is for Brandi.

          But, while I understand….she absolutely needs to learn how to cope better and, as you all have said, don’t give them the gift of her “knee jerk” behavior. It is just so hard tho, when it comes to your kids, a mom would fight anyone for what is best for them.

          What a casino!

          • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

            Hi Mardrag!

            I don’t get WHY Eddie and LeAnn are continuing to provoke and refuse to co-parent with Brandi either. It makes absolutely NO sense to me.

            If they are all “in LOVE” and “so DELIRIOUSLY happy,” what’s the PROBLEM with allowing Brandi to communicate privately with Eddie and/or LeAnn?

            What’s the problem with Eddie and Brandi attending one of their kids’ Parent/Teacher conferences TOGETHER (which Eddie REFUSES to do. I mean, does Eddie think Brandi is going to SHOOT him at the Parent/Teacher conference? Does LeAnn think Brandi and Eddie are going to find an empty classroom after the Parent/Teacher conference and screw each other’s brains out before he heads back on home to CRAZY-ASS ME-Ann? [LeAnn probably DOES think that. Eddie would probably LOVE to do it, but Brandi would NOT. That’s probably PART of the reason Eddie is so HATEFUL to Brandi. She’s CUT OFF his access to her “Promised Land.”]).

            Eddie and LeAnn supposedly got everything they wanted. So, why is there STILL so much animosity and anger toward Brandi and refusal to work with her? I mean, Eddie is the one who was cheating, NOT Brandi. So, why is HE so ANGRY? Because she PUT HIM OUT? What was she SUPPOSED to do? Even after she was humiliated by his affair with LeAnn — ALLEGEDLY because he BEGGED her not to leave him and ALLEGEDLY because he told her that LeAnn meant NOTHING to him and should be viewed simply as “a speedbump” in their marriage — she attended COUNSELING with the MotherF*cker!! She PUT HIM OUT after his OTHER MISTRESS (who was a LONG-TIME mistress that came BEFORE LeAnn) did a tabloid/magazine interview about HER long-time affair with Eddie (Schaena Marie, the Sur waitress)!!! I guess that’s when she realized that “the LeAnn situation” was NOT, as he LIED to her, his ONLY transgression. So, she made a choice to no longer deal with it. She had GOOD REASON to make that choice, IMO.

            The way Eddie and LeAnn have been treating her just does NOT add up (unless you’re a CRAZY person and can understand that type of IMMATURE, DEMENTED behavior).

          • Powell says:

            MarDrag they are proving to me that they aren’t happy cause your right, they supposedly have everything they want. Why constantly hurt Brandi?

            • Called A Princess... says:

              LeAnn is not an adult and I think that is why the children respond in a positive manner to her. She is probably more like a peer then a parent. She is also probably very needy and needs them more then they need her. Eddie is angry with Brandi and probably blames her for his situation now. His career is not any better off then his new spouse’s. I am not feeling the depth in this trifecta from any of the parties involved, and yes, that would include Brandi. She is very messy, even on camera and she is not that mature herself. I do not see this cluster casino calming down, any time soon. The children may end up being the diplomats. JMHO.

              • Detox, Powell and Cap….so true, everything you say. Powell….I agree in that I do not think LeAnn and Eddie are in the “Heavenly Marriage” they both thought this would be. Once you move on from the illicitness of the affair and make it a real relationship….men like Eddie want to bolt. They cheat because they like game….not because they are looking for another relationship. They are serial cheaters. Eddie is likely pissed at Brandi because she spoiled his game and put him out….so he had no choice but to get caught by LeAnn….which I don’t think he really wanted to have happen. he wanted to stay with his family and keep cheating.

                Now he has no choice in the matter! LOL! Karma much? So he lashes out at Brandi because he sees her as the cause…instead of himself. idiot!

                Cap…I like what you said about LeAnn being on the same level as the kids. She was a child star and never grew up IMHO. She is like a friend to them…and Brandi is mom. So they see LeAnn as cool. And yes….the kids are likely more mature than any of the 3 adults!

        • melthehound says:

          RHVA, I’m not saying he can’t do it, I’m only suggesting that it is likely outside of his interest level because, no one around him is saying much about it too him. I’m sure he senses the tension between the ‘adults’ but unless ‘bonus mom’ is saying “your mom does this that and the other thing”, He doesn’t know what’s happening. Same when, he’s with his Real mom. A lot of these bravolebrities however have teen or near teen kids so They, may be googling their parent’s names to see what pops up. Especially the kids who are ON the show. I’m thinking Wakilie kids, Gia Guidice, Kyle’s teenage daughter, and the others. Your point about the kids in general is quite valid and likely true. I’m just suggesting they don’t know as much as we may think they do. At some point though, they will find out because once it’s out there, it’s there forever (Even deleted Tweets). Can you imagine the teen girl shit storm when Kennedy Armstrong sees everything that’s happened in the last year and is able to fully understand it? Understand that the pretty pink she was drawing were in a book completely trashing her father?

          • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

            I fear for Kennedy. I hope she turns out like Bethenny and, when she is old enough, realizes that her Mother is SICK and has very little to do with her while she tries to build her OWN life without her Mother Taylor’s toxicity negatively affecting it.

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      I can totally see how your sister would have blown up. I can’t beleive the audacity of that ‘step mother’ not allowing the kids to speak to their mom, nor so how your sisters ex husband allowed his new wife to get away with it. I hope things have since resolved and the step mom can see the error of her ways.

    • shamrockblonde says:

      when my daughter and her first husband divorced, the twins were babies – at one point he told my daughter that he was suing her for custody of ONE of the twins – well she went absolutely out of her mind – I had to restrain her from driving over there and beating him to death with a baseball bat – when I got her calmed down I contacted her lawyer and told her to offer him the complete stero system and both tvs along with some other shared possessions in exchange for dropping the custody battle and agreeing not to attempt to split the twins – took two days – he agreed – some days I still think I should have let her have a go at him…….. I get the rage and the immeidate response, but her children are old enough to already know or sense a lot of this – it will do them no good at all even without the highly public lives that their Father, Mother and Evil Stepmother live –

      • trudie says:

        It sickens me that a father would want to split up children, and it sickens me that he would change his mind because of some electrical devices. Your grandchildren (and daughter) are so much better off without him.

        • Powell says:

          trudie he didn’t want custody.

          • trudie says:

            I know that. I just don’t understand how a father (or mother) could play with a child’s life like it is a game of cards. Why bluff? I tell you, sometimes the human race boggles my mind.

      • Powell says:

        shamrock you EX sil didn’t even want custody. He was trying to hurt your daughter. Who in the hell agrees to a stereo system instead of their child? Your daughter is well rid of him. He’s an as*hole that doesn’t deserve his kids. Not only was your daughter fighting for her babies you were fighting for your baby. You’re a great mom.

    • trudie says:

      If I was divorced and my ex remarried and his new wife left laxatives lying around and my child took one of them thinking it was candy, I’d go all Oklahoma on his ass. It is interesting to me that in all the articles I have read about this debacle, Eddie never once denied that the child got ahold of the laxatives.

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        I noticed that too, Trudie. I’m sure it’s SOOOO attractive to have LeAnn constantly on the toilet! I bet that does WONDERS for the ROMANCE!! They’ve only been married less than 2 years. She lost all this weight during their dating and early marriage phase. That’s supposed to be the “hot, sexy” time in a marriage, ALLEGEDLY. Yet, there LeAnn is constantly on the damned toilet or hanging on to it (because she is ALLEGEDLY, not only using laxatives, but also throwing up to stay skinny). That is H-O-T and S-E-X-Y to Eddie, I’m sure. It’s not like they have been married for years and are Middle-Agers and Senior Citizens who EXPECT and deal with those kinds of age-related things. I used to wonder WHERE she found ALL this damned time to Twitter (and why she wasn’t just enjoying spending time with her damned HUSBAND). Now, I know. She’s probably tweeting while she’s CONSTANTLY on the throne! JEEZ!!

        • lizzle says:

          Bwahahaha! and gross. A not so pretty picture of Le popped up in my head while reading your comment… I can just imagine EC waiting for LR in bed while she is sitting on the toilet. I could go further with my speculation, but will stop… because it isn’t that kind of blog.

        • Called A Princess... says:

          Karen Carpenter did not really go full tilt eating disorder until her career and home life started failing. She also used laxatives and in the end ipecac which is really bad for the heart muscle. People with eating disorders want to appear to be nice and competent but this is not the case. Also we do not know if Brandi has eating issues, she was ghastly thin season 2 and Eddie seems to like sleeping with the walking dead. He is very controlling. The child care is about control more then it is about his care for the children. There is a selfishness that is running through this story as a common thread. A chorus Me! JMHO.

          • Called A Princess... says:

            A chorus of Me!

          • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

            I’ve seen pix of Brandi’s Dad and her sister. They are BOTH SKINNY. I think Brandi is naturally just skinny like that (BITCH!! I wish I’d been genetically blessed with a metabolism like that). Totally O.T., but Brandi is also part Native American, hence the naturally HIGH AND PROMINENT cheekbones (which ME-Ann is also trying to achieve via STARVATION).

  7. Under My Wheels says:

    Anyone else think Justice is Lisa’s kid, not her brother?

    • melthehound says:

      It’s a bit of a sick thought but it did cross my mind.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Crossed my mind as well…

      • Lisa Renee says:

        Morning WTFI Jeff :), when they showed the previews I thought she had a young husband till you mentioned her divorce& then I thought it was her son. We are the same age & I have a 25 year old because I was shocked she could have a grown man for a child & then I realized I have a grown woman. Then I find out its her brother & decided he had to be a “change of life baby”. They totally related to each other as siblings, that was the end of my WTF kinda family is this. Great recap! I said last night how much it has to suck for the family members who don’t get to stay. It has to be tooooorrrrtttture! In the previews it looked like Malcoms brother was making fun of Carter but I didn’t hear anything that would affect malcoms game. I still agree with Denise, the disdain for Abi-noxious is not cultural she is a world class bitch & unfortunatly the perfect person to take to the end. I will give her props for coming up with the fake idol but it was weak. With Carter showing up in the last few weeks, his chance of winning immunity is to big a risk. I would have loved to hear Abi-noxious translate (with subtitles) the rules to her mom, she hardly understands them herself. From my seat it looked like her mom had no intention of trying to catch that mud ball. She kept pulling her hands away everytime it got close to
        her. Denise the beast for the win, she is going to have to turn on malcom. If denise & malcolm are sitting next to each other it is going to be the toughest vote in a long time. FWIW, I was asked not to erase it until DH can read your recap, hahahaha I knew he would become a fan. My best to you & the hound, Lisa

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          WTFI Jeff….that is just hysterical!!! Yous a funny lady Lisa!!! You post to Jeff about your Hubs was great!!

        • melthehound says:

          He won’t erase the episode until He has read the recap… Now that is funny 😆 I hope your hubby enjoys them as much as you seem to LR 😀

    • BB says:

      I don’t

    • TexasTart says:

      I didn’t cross my mind that Justice could be Lisa’s son and I don’t think so! Even IF that was true I can’t imagine she would want to risk exposing … frankly I don’t think she would have perpetuated the lie at this junction in her life.

  8. RealHousewifeVA says:

    A few random comments that have nothing to do with the actual blog.
    First I want to give a shout out to Lisa Renee because you always ask about my kids when responding to my comments and I totally appreciate that you remember and care. Thanks so much, I did notice your comment the other day but it was too late to respond there and i’ve been so busy so I usually do a ‘hit and run’ on the blog (((HUG)))
    BB, I hope Tanner is feeling better!
    Jill, I’m so happy the situation with Maggie is all sorted out. When I first read your comment about it, I wanted to say that your daughter and Peter sounded to me like they were acting like….SIX YEAR OLDS. Geez, Peter’s mom needs to relax or she’s going to have a hard time getting through the actual tough years of her son’s life!

    And to everyone else, I hope all is well! I may have missed some other key stuff going on in everyone’s life 🙂

    In regards to the shows. I was catching up on the blogs and reading about OC and the pics that are out there. I’m completely sure I will not be tuning into OC this season if it’s going to be about Tamera’s THIRD marriage. Come on now…after 4 kids and 2 failed marriages, we are going to have to watch her prance around with this whole ‘soul mate’ act planning a wedding? I just can’t with her.
    And the fact that Gretchen and Slade are still taping while his son is very ill in the hospital makes my stomach turn. I follow Grayson’s page on Facebook and his mom spent Thanksgiving alone with her son in the hospital while he is still in recovery from the surgery that had him in critical condition for quite some time. I can’t take Gretchen’s act pretending like she gives a crap about him. If she makes his story all about her on the show, I’d puke.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      VA-I agree with this entire post!! From Peter’s mom all the way down to Tamra and Gretchen!!

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        Ditto

      • melthehound says:

        Since I don’t watch OC and couldn’t care less about them, I’ll agree with half of the post 😉 Go Maggie, Maggie’s mom, BB, Lisa Renee, You (RHVA), and Tanner

    • Lisa Renee says:

      Hi VA, that is very sweet to mention. The love of all things Big Brother brings folks together 🙂 hugs to you, Lisa

  9. Powell says:

    MTH I don’t know who develops the games for Survivor but I swear they all look the same. It’s getting down to the wire and Malcolm, Lisa & you fav Denise are still standing. Gotta get rid of Abi though. Abi-sence. 🙂

    • melthehound says:

      Lately, they all seem to involve some sort of puzzle. I can remember the part of S1 that I Did watch, the players were in the water balancing on logs. I think CBS production should take a look at the MTV Challenge games. Some of them are pretty brutal and hilarious to watch at the same time.

      • Powell says:

        Yeah the Road Rules & Real World challenges. I haven’t watched that in years. They did do some really great mental and physical challenges. You remember Puck from Real World right? My mom told me he’s in trouble again. I can’t remember what he did but damn isn’t he too old to still be getting in trouble?

        • melthehound says:

          Yeah, What is he, like 50 now? Mark Long, from the first road rules, played the challenge last season, at 50yo. Funny thing is, he was one of the best ones there.

          • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

            Remember his girlfriend Kit or Kat? She is on that gossip show will Billy Bush(he annoys the living sh*t out of me BTW) she looks great and Im glad she has a career that is not RW/RR related!!

            • melthehound says:

              Kit Hoover. Married now with 3 kids, I think. Her intent all along was to get into that line of work, entertainment reporting. Between RR and the show she’s doing now (He annoys the shit out of me too, which is why I don’t watch), I had seen her on the cable news programs giving her perspective as a TH once in awhile. She’s one of the few who has struck the mainstream world and doesn’t have to make a complete ass of herself to do it. It CAN be done.

        • Lisa Renee says:

          Hi Powell, your mom is right. Puck is doing two years for stalking & violating the restraining order. His legacy to me will be that he was living with one of the bravest people ever to open their life to cameras, Pedro Zemora. He was living with full blown AIDS & educating our young adults. Puck’s treatment of him was the most vile thing I had ever seen on TV at that time. Puck went out of his way to make every second of every minute of every hour of every day to make a dying mans life as miserable as possible. When the roomates voted him off the island & banished him after Pedro said him or me, Pedro was addressing his quality of what life he had left, I celebrated. I will always remember Puck for that. His headstone should read here lies a lousy souless waste of space POS. Lisa

          • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

            Pedro Zemora was a beautiful person. I fell in love with him instantly. Puck was a d*ck…no other word seemed fitting.

      • Lisa Renee says:

        Jeff, to keep production costs down they started doing two seasons at the same location. The past few seasons were not conducive to water challenges. The fans complained about that & stupid redemption island. This is the first season in a while there are water challenges & believe it or not this seasons challenges have been better than the last few years. They got rid of redemption & brought back reward challenges. That said, ITA they need to dip over to MTV & poach some RW/RW challenges. Those are brutal & hold my attention. Oh & Mark Long schooled those young punks, he blew away people 20 years younger than him, Lisa

        • melthehound says:

          I think the best suited ones for Survivor would be he less physical (contact) challenges unless they go all male or all female on a cast or do his/hers immunity and the one from each side makes to the end, one of them win. I’m thinking like the quiz challenges where they are suspended 50 feet above the water and asked questions. Wrong answer, they get launched in. Yeah, I rather enjoyed how they all thought the Old Man wouldn’t last. Really though the one I’ve always taken the most pleasure in watching him get his ass handed to him, is Wes (Austin RW). He was the first to leave this season when Eric (Easy E) completely annihilated his smug uppity attitude having self the first ‘arena’.

          Re Pedro vs Puck (RW S3, SanFran), I was glad to see, when Pedro would give his talks, he would readily say, How he got the disease and didn’t sugar coat it. A 5 or 10 minute blind hookup in a club toilet stall or something like that, cost him his life. IIRC, he didn’t even know the guy’s name who gave it to him. Puck was needlessly cruel to him but he did have a couple valid concerns. If one can get it from a dirty needle then sharing other items, like razors, could transfer it too. The risk may be small but I’m sure it’s there. I’m sure Pedro knew that though and took precautions to ensure it wouldn’t happen. Puck was forever getting himself messed up with his bike messenger gig so there was always something bleeding on the guy. He went about dealing with the situation in the wrong way though. At the end of the day though, he Is a pig in every sense of the word.

  10. plainviewsue says:

    OMG, I am loving Survivor so much this season! Gotta admit, my eyes welled up with tears (as did Jeff Probst’s), when Lisa’s brother came out. I just loved the reactions of everyone.

    I am wondering if Lisa and Scupin would have stuck to voting out Malcolm if he hadn’t won immunity.

    I was hoping they’d go back to a final two this season. Usually, when it’s at five, the next episode is the finale, when they vote out two. But I saw an interview w/Probst and he said final three. Of course, he could of been messing with our heads!!

    Lisa gets a lot of air time on the show. Sometimes, it gets quite tedious with her, but she has a very strong faith, and she sure does show it!!

    I loved on Top Chef when Tom let the chefs have it. I knew that CJ/Tyler was gone. No way would they get rid of Stephan or John yet. Team eliminations are really tough.

    • trudie says:

      You know that the food had to be really bad if Tom let the have it and nobody won. Do you watch Last Chance Kitchen on the Bravo site?

    • melthehound says:

      Lisa is kind of wearing my last nerve raw. Now with a week left she says she can finally play the game. Can she, or Can’t she? I wish she would make up her mind. At this point, I think she’s looking for a sympathy vote.

  11. Kat from Ohio says:

    haha did anyone else seen that everyone’s favorite trainwreck–jenelle from teen mom 2–got married? good lord.

    • melthehound says:

      That was mentioned here yesterday. I’m still shaking my head wondering who could Possibly desperate enough to put a ring on that finger. Is he THAT hard up that he needs the MTV check? Will this turn into a spin off a la KimZB on MTV or elsewhere? (of course, I’m joking).

    • Powell says:

      Yes. Nancy, BB, MTH & JNNTJ & others were talking about it last night. It’s just so so sad. Many of those kids just have learned nothing over their 3, 4 seasons on the show. It’s almost like they’ve regressed. They just have MTV money in their pockets for the time being. I hope MTV sees how they are doing in 5 yrs. I hope they all grow up. It’s still not too late for them to have positive lives.

      • Lisa Renee says:

        Hi Powell, I saw the convo yesterday. Shook my head so much thought my neck was going to snap. When I got to the point of not being able to watch TM anymore my last thought was I hope that this bloodline comes to an end. Then I realized that something bad would have to happen to Jace for my wish to come true. Then I felt really bad. Its a no win & her son & please dear God no, any future children will pay the price. I am not a fan of the gov’t in womens wombs but Janelle makes me want a one time exception & have her spayed. Have a great day, Lisa

    • britches&hose says:

      She is SO incredibly dumb… I just can’t with Jenelle anymore.

      • Powell says:

        britches&hoes and Lisa you are so right about Janelle. As we’ve seen Janelle didn’t have the best influence her mom & we don’t really know what went on w/them but it doesn’t seem like her mom abused her or deprived her so I don’t know what has sent her spiraling. If she doesn’t her act together Jace will never forgive her cause he’ll feel she abandoned him and so the cycle continues w/him having trouble in his teen yrs.

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          Janelle aggravates the crap out of me. I can stand how she just leaves that baby with her mother and never looks back. Its like she knew from the second she got pregnant that her mother would be the one to raise her baby. These bratty TM’s are so entitled-how did this happen to these kids? Is it their parents fault? I never felt that my adult life was my mothers problem-NEVER. I never expected her to do things for me that I was supposed to do fro myself. These girls TAKE TAKE TAKE and expect MORE MORE MORE.

          • britches&hose says:

            I find myself unable to like ANY of the TM2 girls. Bratty and entitled (well, and boy-CRAZY) is the perfect description.

            Powell, you are right, she needs to get her act together for Jace’s sake. Poor little boy, he is SO adorable and seems very sweet and Jenelle couldn’t care less. I am understanding of the fact she may have had a rough go with her mother, but at some point it’s time to grow the hell up and BE A MOTHER. A novel concept to her, I’m sure.

            • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

              I think Janelle Moms is blaming her self for Janelles shitty behavior-she seems to take on all Janelles faults. I see her as a lost woman. Its like she just gave up. Janelle doesn’t listen to anything she says and probably hasn’t since she was born.Sometimes Mother’s are “blessed” with a wild child and Im sure Janelle has been wild forever! I dont know what her childhood was like but I see her mother loving Jace and caring for him and that leads me to think she was brought up the same? I dont know what it is with these girls!!!
              ps-Love your name britches!!!

              • britches&hose says:

                Thanks Jill! 🙂

                I have to admit, I have a soft spot for Barbara (J’s mom).I think she is very loving with Jace and I do feel she loves Jenelle, just has NO clue how to handle her.

                • Powell says:

                  She has no clue how to handle Janelle alright. When she speaks to Janelle she’s making sense but she doesn’t know how to talk to her, she let’s het anger get the better of her. She needs to go to Alanon.

                  • britches&hose says:

                    Yes, I think she would benefit a lot from Al-Anon. I couldn’t believe Jenelle when her mother suggested NA… “Weed’s not a NARCOTIC, Mom!” It’s ridiculous, she says she’s addicted to marijuana, yet she doesn’t think she could benefit from a support group for addicts?

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          Janelle is spiraling because she has bipolar disorder, and she is NOT doing what she needs to do to manage her condition and stay healthy for her CHILD. There is a spectrum when it comes to bipolar disorder. One can have a mild or severe case. It CAN be managed, however, and I actually know quite a few very successful people who have the condition and live great lives and manage to be great friends, parents, children, siblings, etc. because they TAKE their medication and do whatever ELSE it is they need to do to MANAGE their condition and live their lives (the same way a person with Diabetes, for instance, who wants to LIVE, manages their diet, takes their medication and does whatever else they need to do to PREVENT possible blindness and/or limb removal).

          Instead, she is spending money on a new car, weed and to go to a Kesha Concert (She acts like Kesha is the “2nd Coming”. She says, “Kesha is JUST like me. I can just relate to her so much.” I can see that. Kesha usually looks like she hasn’t taken a bath in 3 months quite often, and is generally trashy-looking — although I myself often bust moves to her music, because her songs can be QUITE catchy).

          Janelle is using the weed to self-medicate. Maybe she can get her doctor to give her a medical prescription for it, and she can work something out with her probation officer where she is not penalized for it. HOWEVER, I’m not quite sure this can be done with whatever other medication she is supposed to take for her bipolar disorder (if she is even TAKING it. I have a suspicion that she is NOT taking it and is instead using JUST weed and MEN/SEX). The sad thing is that, from what I’ve read, when it comes to books smarts, Janelle is actually naturally VERY smart/intelligent. It’s too bad she’s not focusing on school and gettting a job so she can build a better life for herself and Jace.

          • britches&hose says:

            Ok…first of all, I think I might love you for this: ““Kesha is JUST like me. I can just relate to her so much.” I can see that. Kesha usually looks like she hasn’t taken a bath in 3 months quite often, and is generally trashy-looking — although I myself often bust moves to her music, because her songs can be QUITE catchy).”

            Very well-written post. I don’t think she’s taking her medication properly, either. I really hope she gets well soon…there have been many allegations about prescription painkillers and even heroin, and it’s just scary and sad.

            • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

              And I love ya right back! Kesha DOES have some catchy tunes. They’re good for working out too. Despite that fact, she looks like she smells like fish and cigarettes.

          • britches&hose says:

            Oh, and I gotta add.. it PISSED me off that Jenelle got bailed out of jail and stayed with her friend/went to a concert instead of going to see her son. She ended up going to see him, like, 4 or 5 days later and only stayed for a short while (per the show, anyway. And in this case I believe it). Nice priorities, GF!

            • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

              She is the worst!!!

            • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

              It pissed me off too. I just feel so sorry for that little boy. I know her Mom does not know how to really talk to Janelle, but I truly do feel for Barbara (or BOBWAH, which is probably how she says her name with her accent) too.

              • britches&hose says:

                Ahhaha love her accent. She’s a bit harsh sometimes, but the way she says things just cracks me up. And I can’t exactly blame her for getting fed up with Jenelle.

    • melthehound says:

      Here’s my take on Jenelle. No, not that take but the what I think she believes she is. We can see that she’s a spoiled brat. An aside of that is she seems to believe, that her presence is a gift (remember Joey, the angel from God? ) and should be welcomed at all costs. What she doesn’t seem to get or care about, is that her presence is a Curse to all of those around her.

      The people that she continues to trash for us to see, apparently love the airtime. Her ‘friend’ who cosigned her bail is a prime example of this. This is the same friend that Jenelle beat the shit out of because the bitch Dared to say she didn’t want Keifer living there with Jenelle and in fact, didn’t even want him around. I don’t believe anyone short of Mother Teresa has the kind of patience required to deal with Janelle for any other reason than to be on a crapfest show like this. To me, they are really no better than she is.

      Her mother feeds her presence is a gift attitude. At no time have the two of them ever actually been civil to one another. Barbara is so use to griping about the monster that she likely created that she’s lost sight of the fact that her monster has her playing right into her hands. My mother, or father, would have locked that bitch And her kid out, long ago. There is only so much BS they would have taken.

      Her Lawyer.. Free advertising that he may be getting paid to participate in. We have a few lawyers here. How many of you would continue to bang your heads against the wall for a client like Jenelle? One that you inform her of what needs to be done, and she does the exact opposite? I would have given back what’s left of any retainer and cut her loose long ago?

      BTW, WHO, walks out of Jail without the bail actually being posted, and paid for? Remember that she needed her friend to cosign the bail so the money couldn’t even have changed hands at that point. Maybe I just don’t understand how Bail works. Although, I once had to bail a friend out over an unpaid traffic ticket and it had to be Cash, and given Before, friend was given back his belt and shoelaces and let go. Let me tell you, that Desk Sergeant took his sweet ass time processing the release too- at 3am.

  12. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    This Brandi/Eddie/Leann this is so out of control!! I don’t follow LR on twitter but I have been checking her TL for a while. I will be honest-I don’t see her tweeting things that are so outrageous . I think people tweet Brandi every time they see LR tweet ANYTHING THEY think is about Brandi’s boys and Brandi goes off. She needs to stop reading every tweet and knock this crap off. Last night Brandi said she used social media b/c it is the only way she gets a response from LR&Eddie-has she never heard of a lawyer?? Her response to someone asking why she doesn’t use a lawyer was that she is saving her money to buy a house and she already used too much money on lawyers fighting Adrienne (cute how she threw her in there right?). What does she think regular folks do in this situation? I mean-we don’t call the media every time we get pissed off!! This is not going to end well for those boys-they are going to be stuck in the middle of this crap forever-someone needs to start being the grown up!!

    • Powell says:

      JNNTJ Brandi better get an attorney. That’s all LeAnn needs to know that Brandi has no one reping her. What’s more important buying a house or fighting for her boys? I know she wants a home for them and if she continues modeling, writes more books she’ll get the home. But her getting future employment depends on her being level headed. Lisa works for that mag. I can see Lisa helping Brandi get a job w/the mag.

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        I still think Brandi needs to go the Taylor route and start screwing a Family Law Attorney so he can represent her PRO BONO. *Shrug*. I mean, Lisa, Yolanda, Camille, their circles of friends? Don’t ANY of them know a SINGLE (as in UNMARRIED) Family Law Attorney with whom they could hook Brandi up?

    • kit9 says:

      Brandi is effing crazy and is not credible here. She gives an interview to US Weekly making these claims about how her kids are in danger while in Leann’s care, that she’s unstable. Today she’s ranting that Leann is a drunk, drug addict and mentally ill.. Now, just a simple question, if you really believed your kids to be in danger of being in the care of such a lunatic, do you A. Call CPS immediately or B. Spill it in US and Twitter? Hmmm, what to do, what to do. Come on! I read the interview and she never said a word about CPS or any court authorities that she’d contacted. In fact, she says she’s told nobody except her personal lawyer. She’s then asked directly the logical question…well, what is your attorney doing? And, she doesn’t answer the question. Then, two seconds later, she says she can’t afford an attorney. THEN, as you point out, she says she can’t afford an attorney because she’s saving $ for a house. Ok, so, let me get this straight, her kids are in danger but her priority is to move into a swankier pad? WTF? And, she claims Eddie won’t respond except when she takes to Twitter. Like that’s her only recourse! The courts have ways of dealing with these situations since so many ex’s with kids aren’t on speaking terms. And, Brandi, with a DUI conviction last year and of several drunken appearances, including last seaason and at least one upcoming epi this season and one recently on WWHL were she was a complete mess and declared herself both drunk and medicated, is the last one to be accusing anyone of being a drunk.

  13. Good Morning! They say the early bird catches the worm….so I must have a pile of them! LOL! Been up since the crack of something running around…but I love doing errands and shopping early before all the crowds show up. Besides…I get a craving for worms once in awhile1 😛

    So….I am having breakfast and will scroll up to read the posts. Thanks to everyone who got the blog up this morning.

    Hope you all are doing great so far. I’ll be back!

    FYI- New Post at my place, “For A Reason”, + all the goodies. Enjoy!
    http://fromthedeskofmardrag.wordpress.com/

    • Powell says:

      You’ve been hanging out w/BB this morning doing your errands. BB was also up bright and early. I like going shopping early also. My mom & I will be at the mall 8am tomorrow to do Xmas shopping. I haven’t figured out what I’m getting my mom yet.

      • Well, I am in good company then with you and BB, Powell! i just love the early morning hours when there is still a quiet hush around the stores and the clerks are still in their “start of the day happy moods”. Once the rush starts, everyone and everything goes haywire…and I am out the door!!

        Hope you have a great time shopping with your mom tomorrow. And BB…..hope you mom’s door wins the prize!

        My mom passed away when I was 18 yrs old, so I never got to do the shopping and grown up stuff you both are now enjoying with your mom’s. BUT….I get to do it, just turned around, with my daughter…and we have such a great time together. We are Blessed! Hugs to you and your moms!! 🙂

        • Powell says:

          MarDrag I’m sorry you lost your mom. My mom lost her mom when she was 10. She also wishes she could have shared those little moments also. But you and my mom have your daughters. Aren’t we fun!?! 🙂

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          So sorry to hear about your Mother, Mardrag. (((Mardrag))) I AM glad that you get to have bonding time with your daughter, though. 🙂

          I am jealous of the fact that you are a Morning Person. I wish I could be, but I can’t. I’ve tried EVERYTHING. But my MIND/BODY is/are simply naturally designed to be a NIGHT OWL. Morning people get MORE done, IMO (because they are able to avoid the long lines and crowds).

          • Powell says:

            Detox believe me when I say I would love to not be a morning person all the time. I do appreciate my rest but you’re right, you get so much more done being an early bird.

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          Good for you Mar that you see it ‘turned around”!! I used to love shopping with my Mom-and then going to lunch! It is something I love forward to doing with my girls. My older one HATES shopping-she goes only when I make her and promise her lunch anywhere she wants- Annabelle is turning the corner into her teen years so Im sure there will be plenty of shopping in the very near future!!Maggie on the other hand will shop till she drops!!! At 6 years old!
          Powell have fun at the mall tomorrow-I love going to the mall!

          • Thank you ladies for your sweet comments! I am very Blessed to have my DD and that we get along so well. We truly enjoy each others company and have a ball together. we laugh alot! Sometimes, I can feel my mom looking down and smiling. I know she would have enjoyed this too, but she is around.

            Also, I have always been an early riser. I was born at 6am and never got it our of my system! Powell, I agree, sometimes I wish I could sleep in….but it is rare….and then only til maybe 7am. THAT is sleeping in for me! LOL! But still, I DO like the mornings so much….that break in the day when it is not night anymore, but not morning yet…..and the world holds its breath for a moment…..and all seems possible. 🙂

            • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

              Before 11 a.m. and 3 cups of coffee, I walk around this house, thinking, “Who’s that LADY, and why is she HERE?” I sometimes also think, “Hmmm….there’s also a strange, short man with a mustache walking around in here. Now, WHO is HE, and just where in the HELL did HE come from?

              By 11 a.m., after my 3 cups of coffee, I realize that those people are my Mother and Father.

              The same thing used to happen at work, which is why, unless I had to go to Court or a deposition very early in the morning, when my secretary would walk in my office, I’d think, “This lady seems nice. Why is she doing this stuff for me?

              By 11 a.m., after 3 cups of coffee, I’d realize it was my secretary. *Shrug*

              • LMAO…..you crack me up lady! I was always the first one in the office….had everything organized and tidy…files stacked in order, etc….ready to carry on business at 8am! Still like that with my home office. The dang sun isn’t even up yet when I climb the stairs and fire up the computer. BUT….I like it that way so….its these differences that make the world go round, right! Hugs Detox!

              • Powell says:

                Detox you know you are crazy right? If I was drinking something I’d have to change my bed right now cause it sure would’ve come shooting all over the place. 😀

                • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

                  Yes, I absolutely know that I am crazy (which people in the field of psychology have told me actually means that I am SANE. I, however, do NOT believe them).

                  My BSC/BPD/Borderline Aunt, on the other hand, when she happens to be lucid, says things like, “You guys have to get me OUT of here. These people are CRAZY!!” (She SAYS this, mind you, as she is sitting in the Psych Ward for the umpteenth time. This is usually when the REST of the family knows she’s about to get out of the hospital again and come back home. When she calls OTHER people Crazy, we know she is feeling better. *Shrug*).

                  • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

                    Oh yeah, I forgot, she’s Bipolar too. That’s why I KNOW so much about various mental conditions. One of my Mom’s brothers is too, but he’s been on the straight and narrow ever since he got clean and sober several years ago.

                    Now, he is “the UTMOST Authority on EVERYTHING” AND and ASSHOLE (Well, he was ALWAYS that. But now, he is a SOBER one).

                    But at least he is taking his MEDS. *Shrug*

            • trudie says:

              MarDrag, I love that description: “that break in the day when it is not night anymore, but not morning yet…..and the world holds its breath for a moment…..and all seems possible.”

              So true!

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      Mar-great blog today!!!

    • AZGirl says:

      Thank you MarDrag for your blog. It is inspiring and thoughtful. We all have questions that we cannot always answer and so alas is the life long search for those answers.

  14. Powell says:

    NeNe is on The Talk. She said she & Greg are back together. They are divorced.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      I don’t know how true it is, but some of the Urban Blogs claim that Nene and Gregg never REALLY were apart, and that they divorced so that Gregg could file bankruptcy and Nene’s future income from the show (and other business ventures that might arise from her BEING ON the show) could be protected and kept. They also ALLEGEDLY divorced for part of her storyline.

      Maybe it’s not true, but that’s what some of the LOCAL ATL blogs (and commenters who claim to know the both of them) claim. *Shrug*

  15. Powell says:

    I’m watching Steve Harvey. He has a couple Pedro & Jennifer that lost their home in Hurricane Sandy. Sandy evacuated w/the kids, Pedro is a 1st responder and stayed back. He was in Iraq and a 1st responder on 9/11. He saw tower #2 come down. He & a friend went to get gas for the generator. They came back, turned the generator on in the basement, at this time it was a little rainy very windy, 15 minutes later he comes up stairs he looks out the window his car is floating by. He left his wife basically a goodbye voicemail. He and his friend broke the legs off his dining room table floatrd out, got on the roof of a house floating debris, they did leap frog from debris to debris and that’s hoe they made it. On the show a company gave them $25k, Steve gave them thr gift of getting their wedding bands recreated, lots of gifts for their kids and a copy of Jennifer’s HS yearbook that was lost, replaced all of Pedro’s tools that were lost. They said they are bankrupt. 😦

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      Awww, this story is sad, inspiring and hopeful at the same time. Pedro has been THROUGH it (Iraq, 9/11, Hurricane Sandy!! God, please give Pedro a break. Pretty please). Thanks for sharing it, Powell.

    • britches&hose says:

      Oh this is sad but sweet at the same time… I hope things turn around for them and everyone else struggling right now. Thanks for sharing.

  16. shamrockblonde says:

    thanks for re-cap of Survivor, Jeff! – I cry every time they do the reunion with family episode, and last night was no exception, but when Lisa’s brother came out, it went to a whole box of kleenex crying for me – knowing what hell her private life had become, knowing that she felt awkward and out of place in a game that she had loved for so long, and on top of that not being able to have contact with those closest to you made her reunion with her brother so poignant, so beautiful and heartbreaking all at once – to me, if I had to choose between Abi and anyone else for the win, I would vote for the anyone else – and I wonder if that is not at least in part why she is still around – then again, I cannot help but wonder if I would have had the patience to keep that annoying little twit around – Carter was a threat and I get voting him out – despite liking him over Abi – Denise or Lisa for the win!!!!

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      shamrock-how you doin’?
      I cry at the family episode also…like a damn baby. I cry even for the ones I want to smack. I feel so happy for them to be able to see a familiar face after all those days!!
      I really hope Denise wins-she has been playing a solid quiet game. She works hard at camp and hard at challenges. She seems like a very smart player. When Lisa said last night “I can finally play this game”-she lost me. Why is she still there if she didnt come to play? I know she has personal issues-but Im sure more than half the people there do too. I wish she would have “played” from day 1-if she did I would be cheering her on!!
      I hope Abi-noxious stays till the end b/c I would love to see her face the jury-I think it would be quite entertaining!!!

    • melthehound says:

      Strategically, it was the right move to send Carter to the jury and keep Abi-tch around. The only reason to get rid of her at this point would be self preservation. Her mother was more concerned about getting out of the way than catching the mudbags. Natural reflex on anyone. The time to explain the object of a game is before you begin playing. Not during.

    • melthehound says:

      I meant to add, that I don’t mind admitting, my eyes watered up a little too.

  17. shamrockblonde says:

    *hugs JNNTJ really hard*

    I’m doin’ ok – the family episodes remind me that even the ones tha annoy me the most is loved and cherished by someone else – and I agree about having Abi face the jury – that would be pure comedy gold! I felt badly for her Mother – the poor woman looked terrified every time one of those mud balls came at her –

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      I felt bad for Abi’s mom too-as soon as she got there she had that WTF?? look on her face…Survivor does not translate well!! The poor woman was terrified!!
      Hugs back…really really hard!!!

  18. britches&hose says:

    Just have to say, thanks to everyone for writing such entertaining comments… I am at home today with a sick (and SLEEPY) little girl so I’m enjoying reading and commenting. Totally not housewives related, but I had to say thanks… Disney Junior just can’t hold my attention for long 😛

    • BB says:

      Please come back anytime. Love your name! We talk pretty much about everything.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      We make totally not housewives related comments often around here!! Glad you have an alternative to Disney Jr.!!!

    • melthehound says:

      Personally, I’m not a fan of Disney Anything. Get well soon wishes to your little girl.

      • britches&hose says:

        Thanks. Cute pup in your grav BTW. I can’t say I love Disney, but there are a couple shows we watch on-demand that are tolerable. Luckily my daughter doesn’t really watch tv except for sick days, so I don’t have to put up with it too often.

        • Powell says:

          You’ve got a reader on your hands? If so that’s great. When I was a child I loved tv cause my mom introduced me to great movies but I also loved to read cause my mom bought me great books. To this day I still love tv especially classic films but I also live to read. I’ve got quite a few books that I’m going to get into.

          • britches&hose says:

            She just turned 4, so I have to do a lot of the reading, but yes, she’s a total book lover. I am, too, so I’m so happy she loves it.

          • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

            What books do you have waiting to read Powell? Have you been to BOOK CHAT? I love going over there and finding new recommendations!!
            Britches-hope your little one gets better soon-I feel so bad when the kids get sick!!!

            • Powell says:

              I’ve got John Grisham Thr Confession, Patricia Cornwell Pott Mortuary, JD Robb Fantasy in Death – they ate my fav police lawyer case solving authors. Jackie Collins Married Lovers & Poor Little Bitch Girl, Danielle Steele Big Girl and a couple other paperback older JD Robbs I got for 50 cents. These are just in my bedroom and I’m behind 2 books of each of these authors. They all have 2 new books out since I bought these and Jackie Collins has a new one coming out soon I think she said on Twitter. In the basement I have probably 6/7 more books. I got 2 old James Patterson’s from work for free. My book shelves runith over.

      • Stars99 says:

        Gasps at Mel… do you KNOW where I live? People have died for less around these here parts… lol

        • melthehound says:

          Yes Stars99, I kind of have an idea of where you are. I’ve never really been a fan of the mouse.

          • Powell says:

            Huhh. Blasphemy MTH! You don’t like Mickey? 🙂 No harm. I think Walt Disney was a genius. I wonder what he would say about what he started? It’s gone from a mouse in his own cartoons to owning ABC and a movie studio.

            • melthehound says:

              When I say The Mouse, I mean Disney productions, DIsney Inc or whatever corporate name they go by these days. They really sealed their fate with me, as if they carem, about 25 or so years ago when they were doing their limited release on VHS if their movies. Never to be released again… That is, until the DVD was introduced. Then Blueray and now, of course, 3d. Make up your damn minds. If Disney Really wants to regain favor with me, they can re-release Song Of The South, in the USA. That’ would show me that The Mouse, at least has some balls. Zippidy Doo Dah.

            • Stars99 says:

              Powell – No Harm? Are you kidding me? I would be afwaid for my life, if I was him… lololol

          • Stars99 says:

            I’m just so shocked! It’s never wise to tell me what you DON’T like… cuz well… you may find yourself signed up for the Disney Fan Club… just sayin’… I’ve heard that someone in our midst does pranks… allegedly…

    • Powell says:

      Ohhh your little sweetie is sick. I hope she’s going to be ok.

      • britches&hose says:

        Thanks Powell. I took her to the ped yesterday and she tested positive for the flu and also has an ear infection!! Poor baby. Apparently 5 of the 8 kids in her preschool class are sick 😦 She’s getting lots of rest today and is acting like she feels OK, so I’m grateful for that.

        • Powell says:

          Oh no. Were you hanging around here the past few days? A few of our friends here have had colds, flu-like symptoms. PJ has the flu. Did you all pass the flu to britches&hoes to pass to her baby girl? 🙂 That sucks. Well you spoil her and she’ll get better that much faster. 🙂

          • britches&hose says:

            LOL! Sorry to hear others have been sick, it’s nooo fun. I swear she’s milking it though, she’s all “Ohhh I’m too sick to sit up at the table, can’t I just eat on the couch” with a head tilt and exaggerated pout haha. I am totally spoiling her though, hate it when she’s sick.

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          Get well soon, “Li’l Britches & Hose” 🙂

  19. AZGirl says:

    Good afternoon everyone! Regarding Brandi and Eddie dispute I am on Brandi’s side with this. Mason ate a laxative that was on the floor and thought it was a skittle. I guess they don’t have candy at their house and he was excited to find a piece of candy. LeAnne is a crazy person who is going to kill herself trying to stay thin. Eddie will move on soon. LeAnne has not recorded anything new in years and Eddie as far as I understand is not employed.

  20. Powell says:

    PrincessP how’s your little Princess? Is she going to be participating in any Christmas events? She’s such a social butterfly.

  21. AZGirl says:

    I am watching HWOM and cracking up. I don’t watch it regularly but I starting to get into it. Lea is explaining to Momma Elsa about James/Elaine and Elsa say “This disturbs me mentally” .
    I just burst out laughing. The bickering among the young hot chicks really is annoying and Bravo should stick with Lea, Mama Elsa, and Marysol.

    • britches&hose says:

      I saw that clip and cracked up too. Although I tend to feel bad for Elsa since Andy decided she was one of his favorites and proceeded to make a spectacle of her. I feel like he makes fun of her under the guise of “featuring” her as one of the “stars”. IDK, maybe it’s too harsh, but I feel like she’s portrayed as a bit of a freak show. It’s sad.

      • lori says:

        I firmly believe that Andy hates women. Which is why he has the kind of shows he does where woman (for the most part) behave so foolishly. Of course he does the same thing with Joe Gorga so maybe it’s women and subhumans he has issues with?

        • britches&hose says:

          Oh, ITA re Andy hating women. I think he LOVES watching them embarrass themselves, and not just because it means $ for Bravo.

    • britches&hose says:

      I saw that clip and cracked up too. Although I tend to feel bad for Elsa since Andy decided she was one of his favorites and proceeded to make a spectacle of her. I feel like he makes fun of her under the guise of “featuring” her as one of the “stars”. IDK, maybe it’s too harsh, but I feel like she’s portrayed as a bit of a freak show. It’s sad. I do enjoy her on the show.

    • Powell says:

      I love it when she said that too.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Powell-we have very similar reading tastes-I have read all the books on your list except JD Robbs!!!

        • Powell says:

          JD Robb is Nora Roberts. I think you would like it. This is her series about a kick ass lady detective named Dallas and her wealthy husband Rourke. It’s in the future. I can’t remember what year. Dallas always has crazy crimes to solve and her wealthy husband some way is always able to assist her. His biz is in technology and he either has the latest technology or knows someone. He buys her the best clothes, jewelry. Her style is not typical for a cop. They live in a magnificent apartment. I haven’t read them in a few years. I read Nora Roberts also but haven’t in a few yrs also.

          • britches&hose says:

            Funny you mentioned this series, I’ve read several of these books lately and I quite liked them.

          • LA Debra says:

            OMGPowell, I found the In Death series … Maybe 10 years ago, and haven’t missed one! I also like the little short story books she participates in, about this time of year. Hmmm I’m going to check to see if that one is out yet! Great series 🙂

  22. Nancy says:

    For all us dog lovers out there…check out the first families Christmas card. It’s beautiful. 🙂

  23. Powell says:

    Speaking of Ke$ha earlier she’s on X-Factor tonight for all you fans.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      Ooh, GREAT! If it’s one of her songs that I like, I’ll probably stand up in front of the t.v. in my parents’ guest room that only works 1/2 the time (It’s working tonight. Go figure. It’s only showing in shade of dark blue, green and black and white. I just pretend it’s the old days whenever it happens to be working) and bust a few moves. I used to love doing this in my house when I lived alone, but I get a little embarrassed when one of my fellow residents here walks in and catches me (They think 42 is TOO OLD to be dancing in front of the television. I disagree).

      Although I might enjoy one of Kesha’s songs tonight, I’m glad I don’t have SMELL-A-VISION.

  24. Cartwheels says:

    Kit9, I agree with your comment about Brandi.
    I get that everybody finds her funny and because of that she gets a lot of passes but she calls everybody out and then has a problem when somebody says anything about her.
    I find her timing suspicious though, last year she was just so happy with Eddie and Leann, I still remember those pics on the soccer field with the three of them getting along, I gave Brandi a lot of kudos for being so mature as to get over the hurt and the humilliation of the betrayal.
    Now, a year later and after multiple affirmations that Leann is really great with her children she suddenly has problems with her again. Uhmmmmm
    I know I am jaded but like I said, I find her timing suspicious because it is Brandi who is releasing a book about the traumas of her divorce.
    There was not much drama before but there is plenty now.
    I wonder who came up with the idea, Brandi or her publicist , after all a book about grievances about her divorce won’t sell as well as if there is no drama and all parties involved get along.

  25. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    First of all-I had no friggen idea that Steve Harvey was such a tool-Detox you know EVERYTHING!!!
    Second-Brandi is turning into a complete basket case on twitter. She seems to have gone mad-someone needs to tell her to step away from her phone and cut the sh*t.
    Third-I just dyed Annabelle’s (my 12 year old) hair blue…well the ends of her hair. It looks very cool…my fingers look redic!!!!

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      My head is FILLED with TOTALLY AND UTTERLY USELESS information. I WISH it were filled with information that would make me RICH, but…..this is the hand I was dealt, Dammit! I DO happen to KICK ass in games involving Entertainment Trivia, though (Actually, I kick ass in games involving general trivia too). *Shrug*

      I agree that Brandi needs to step away from Twitter a bit. I honestly think she’s kept a LOT of things bottled up, and she was forced to smile pretty and refrain from saying anything because she was a “nobody” and was scared of LeAnn’s deep pockets and fleet of attorneys. I think that now that she is somewhat of a public figure and has “a voice,” she’s gone to an extreme (People sometimes go from one extreme to another before they get back to THE MIDDLE — I used to love that old India Arie song, “The Middle” because it was about exactly THAT. Where the hell has India Arie been ANYWAY? I used to LOVE her stuff, and she was the Opening Act for Sade when I saw them in concert several years ago).

      You are SUCH a cool Mom to help your daugher dye the tips of her hair Blue. You’re a cooler Mom than even Madonna, who had a FIT when her TEENAGE daughter Lourdes talked about dying her hair BLUE (And this was a woman who used to walk around HALF-NEKKID and is still scantily-clothed during her concerts!! As a Mom, she is DEFINITELY a case of “Do as I SAY, not as I DID”-type of Mom, based on interviews I’ve read. Madonna is still on my list of “Detox’s Top Divas,” though. *Shrug*).

      I bet Annabelle looks like one of the “Cool Kids”! 😉

      Don’t be surprised if Little Maggie wants to follow suit soon.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Maggie is so green with envy that she cant have blue hair. The girl stared at us the whole time I was doing Belle’s hair like she wanted bad things to happen to us!!
        I love that about The Middle. And you are right-sometimes you gotta go from good to bad to get back to JUST RIGHT!!!
        I never heard the Madonna story…you really do know FRIGGEN EVERYTHING!!!!!

Comments are closed.