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 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.
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.)
The 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.
Other 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….
The 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
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.
Each 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).
First 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.
Probst 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.
Next, 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.
How 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.
Next 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.
Probst 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)..
The 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”.
Immunity 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.
Here’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.
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.