Party Roundup by NoMoreDrama
Ana Quincoces of the Real Housewives of Miami stepped out with Marcos Jimenez last night to the Miami Art Museum Ball. Here’s a few photos of her amazeballs dress.
Castmate Lea Black was at Domingo Zapata’s Haute Living Party:
And even Jill Zarin was in Miami for the Art Basel events (YOLO – you only live once)
NeNe Leakes was in Beverly Hills, and last night told tweeters she was “Headed to my girl
@KyleRichards18 Christmas party”
Based on Kyle Richards tweet, other Bravolebrities in attendance included:
- Jeff Lewis
- Brad Goreski
- Gretchen Rossi
- Carole Radziwill
- Camille Grammer
- Kim Richards
- Lisa Vanderpump
- Adrienne Maloof
plus Lisa Rinna and Jwoww
Meanwhile in New Jersey, Teresa Giudice was celebrating a friend’s birthday. Here’s a few photos of the “girls” and then the “boys”
“Going out to dinner for John’s bday”
“Having a ball” (Goodness what is Juicy wearing???)
Welcome back to “Basketball Wives – L.A.”! by Detox
This week, we begin with Brooke in her home preparing a set of what appear to be “gift bags” for guests. She interviews that she invited some of the women over to tell them about and introduce them to her new lingerie line (Lingerie Line? When did this happen? This is her first mention of it on the show).
Bambi is the first guest to arrive. Bambi, because she was unable to attend, asks Brooke how things went in New York. Brooke tells Bambi that Jackie’s fashion show was “fabulous.” She then tells Bambi that she got the cover of “King Magazine” and had a celebratory dinner for this accomplishment. She makes sure to tell Bambi that everyone BUT Draya attended (Here we go again.). Bambi says, “That’s f*cked up!” and says that she thought that Draya and Brooke were friends. Brooke basically says, “I thought so too, but I guess not.” Bambi seems genuinely puzzled. Brooke (STILL) seems genuinely pissed.
Jackie and Laura arrive after Bambi. It appears that the party only included Brooke, Bambi, Jackie and Laura (with Draya, Gloria and Malaysia being nowhere in sight). Once everybody is assembled and chatting, Brooke says that she wants to make an announcement. She tells them all that she is starting a lingerie line called something French, which in English means, “Touch Me.” She then tell that she has invited them there so that she can give each of them a gift bag filled with samples from her lingerie line. After her announcement, she hands each of her guests their individual gift bags. The women “ooh” and “aah” as they pull out the lingerie items from their bags. Brooke even, at one point, comes out in a hot pink version of one of her lingerie ensembles and models it for the girls.
Bambi interviews that Draya might be upset about not being invited to the get-together (Maybe, but I doubt that Draya will be surprised at her lack of an invite from Brooke once she finds out about the gathering).
Next, we see Jackie in a music studio, in front of a hanging microphone and wearing headphones as if she is about to record….something (And,YES I said JACKIE is in a studio, NOT Bambi. Hey, I am as surprised as you are!). Jackie interviews that she owns a record label, and she has been working on a single and an album for about a year (It seems like Jackie has ALL kinds of businesses. Good for her and her work ethic. I think her daughters, however, may wish that Jackie would devote LESS time to ALL of these businesses and devote MORE time to trying to repair their very broken relationships. Just sayin’. Also, although I DO admire your drive, Jackie, do you REALLY think there is a market for a first-time/brand new rapper in her late 30’s/early 40’s [Jackie’s age is unclear. It does not seem to be listed online for some reason. All I know is that many of the other cast members in Season 1 and Season 2 have referred to her as “old” and the “oldest” out of all of them. I estimated her approximate age based on this and the ages of the other cast members]? Maybe there IS a market for it, though. What do I know? I do seriously doubt that there IS, however.).
Jackie raps for a bit, and, in my opinion, sounds ridiculous. The producers ask her to stop and offer her suggestions to use when she tries to re-record her rap.
Bambi interviews that Jackie asked for Bambi’s help, and she agreed. So, she walks into the studio and listens to Jackie as she records. She offers Jackie tips and encouragement whenever Jackie has to take breaks. She tells Jackie that she likes her song. She also interviews that Jackie was not “that bad” (She was not that GOOD, either, Bambi. Come on and just admit it). She further interviews that, although she is surprised to see Jackie in that type of setting, Jackie turned out to be better than she anticipated (So, I suppose you expected her to sound TOTALLY awful and ridiculous, as opposed to just KINDA awful and ridiculous then, Bambi). Jackie interviews that it made her feel good that Bambi liked her song and is supporting her.
Malaysia, Draya and Bambi meet at a restaurant for dinner. Malaysia interviews that she has an agenda for this dinner: trying to get the rest of the women on board with her plan to do some charity work and give back by going to New Orleans (Yay, New Orleans! I LOVE that city!) and working with Habitat for Humanity to assist in building homes for people who lost theirs in 2005 due to Hurricane Katrina. Once they are seated, Malaysia tells Draya and Bambi that she is organizing a trip to New Orleans for all of the women, and she would like for them to attend. Bambi and Draya both look excited. Malaysia then immediately tells them that there is a “catch”: She wants the women to spend a portion of their trip helping Habitat for Humanity assist in building homes for some of the victims of Hurricane Katrina who lost theirs.
Bambi’s face indicates that she is o.k. with this. Draya, on the other hand, looks a little disappointed. Malaysia tells Draya that, in addition to doing some volunteer work, they are also going to be taking time to have fun and enjoy New Orleans. After hearing that, Draya brightens up and says, “O.K. I’m down.” She interviews that she did not want to let Malaysia down because Malaysia is her friend.
Bambi asks them about the New York trip and looks at Draya when asking. Draya tells her that New York was fun, and Jackie put on a good fashion show. Bambi then tells Draya that she recently spoke to Brooke, who informed her that, while in New York, she had a celebratory dinner for landing the “KING Magazine ” cover, and Draya did not attend. She then asks Draya why she failed to attend. Draya explains that she did not attend because she did not want there to be any kind of scene between herself and the editor of the magazine, whom she overheard speaking very negatively about her when he called Brooke to tell Brooke that she got the cover. Draya further explains that, because her attitude was negative based on this, she felt it would be better for her NOT to attend Brooke’s party and be some kind of “party pooper.”
Bambi then says that Brooke told her about this at the get-together she threw to provide them with samples of the new lingerie line she is launching. Draya interviews that she is surprised that Brooke is launching a lingerie line and never ONCE mentioned this fact to her, despite the fact that Draya has discussed the launch of her OWN bikini line with Brooke more than once. She further interviews that she finds this odd considering their long friendship (I have to say that I agree with Draya about this, and it causes me to be even more on Draya’s side when it comes to the whole “Draya Not Being Happy Enough for Brooke’s Cover-GATE.” Brooke claims that she has been a better friend to Draya than Draya has been to her. She also claims that, because of this, she would have responded in a much happier way when she heard the news about Draya getting a magazine cover. Further, she claims that Draya’s not attending her dinner to celebrate is evidence of Draya NOT being AS GOOD AS a friend to HER as SHE is to Draya. All of this indicates to ME that Brooke thinks that Draya is JEALOUS of her. This latest tidbit of information that Brooke failed to EVER mention that she was working on a lingerie line to her longtime friend, Draya, EVEN THOUGH Draya was more than honest and open about HER new bikini line with Brooke, leads me to believe that it is the other way around: BROOKE is the one that is JEALOUS of and COMPETITIVE with DRAYA, and she is projecting HER feelings onto Draya. I mean, why ELSE would Brooke keep her lingerie line a secret from Draya for all of this time? I know her lingerie line did just not appear and get manufactured overnight. It has probably been in the making for a while now. Yet, in ALL this time, she never ONCE mentioned it to Draya when Draya was discussing her OWN line of bikinis? That seems a bit shady to me.).
Bambi continues to tell Draya about Brooke’s lingerie line get-together, and she lets Draya know that Brooke was speaking very negatively about her. Draya interviews that it seems like Brooke is, instead of keeping this just between them, trying to get the other women to be on her side when it comes to Brooke and Draya’s issues. Draya tells Malaysia and Bambi that if SHE would have gotten the “KING Magazine” cover, she would have handled the situation totally differently than Brooke (I tend to agree with Draya. Based on the Draya I’ve gotten to know on the show, she does not seem like the type who would EXPECT her friends to respond in a certain way when she told them any of her own good news. I think Draya pretty much “does HER” and allows other people to “do THEM.” In short, I think Draya pats her own self on the back for a job well-done and keeps it moving. Brooke, in my opinion, is blowing this whole thing out of proportion and acting like a petulant child — when she is in her LATE 30’s and has 3 children of her OWN. She’s also acting like a damned dog with a bone and will just NOT let this matter go and move ON. I mean, doesn’t she have more pressing things about which to worry?! JEEZ!! I mean, I would hate to see how she would respond if Draya ever slept with her man or something equally as egregious if she is acting like this over something so PETTY!). Draya also says that she did NOT appreciate Brooke telling her how to FEEL!
Bambi interviews that Brooke and Draya are confused about what the word “friend” means. In her opinion, Brooke and Draya are NOT friends but do not seem to realize this.
Malaysia then changes the subject and brings up the fact that Gloria is throwing a makeup party and then inviting all of the other women to go out on the town to celebrate Laura’s birthday. Draya says that she does not want to attend because Jackie and Laura will be there acting like friends when they clearly are NOT friends (Well, Laura does not seem like a friend to Jackie at this point, at least), and she is simply tired of the fakery. She further says that she is just “over” being around FAKE people unless she absolutely is forced to do so. Clearly, Laura’s birthday celebration is not one of those times, in her opinion.
Speaking of Laura’s birthday celebration, Gloria and Malaysia walk into the venue where everyone will be getting their makeup done before their night on the town in honor of Laura’s birthday. Jackie arrives shortly after them, followed by Brooke. Gloria tells them that Laura has no idea that anyone is doing anything for her birthday and thinks that everyone is just ignoring it. Shortly after she says that, Laura arrives and is pleasantly surprised. She interviews that she was surprised and happy. Once she absorbs her surprise, Laura looks around and then wonders out loud where Bambi and Draya are. Malaysia remains quiet (even though she knows that Draya will not be attending and Draya’s reasons for same). Some of the women, namely Gloria and Laura, start getting their makeup done without waiting for Draya and Bambi to arrive.
Finally, Bambi is the last guest to arrive. She greets everyone and commences to make small talk with a few of the women. Someone, again, wonders aloud where Draya is. Unlike Malaysia, Bambi bluntly states that Draya will NOT be attending. When a couple of the other women ask Bambi why, Bambi, again very bluntly, says that Draya told her she would not be attending because she knew Laura and Jackie would be there acting like friends when they clearly are not, and she just does not want to be around the fakery. Brooke (of course) immediately jumps in and responds (very loudly) that she cannot understand how Draya has any room to judge anyone else’s friendship, considering the current negative state of Brooke and Draya’s own friendship. She says that Draya is a hypocrite because Draya is not a good friend herself (O.K., Brooke. Whatever you say…*Sigh*) and because Draya is calling people fake when Draya is fake herself (Draya has to be one of the LEAST fake people I have ever seen on a reality show. From what I’ve seen of Draya so far, she really does NOT give a damn about impressing anyone or being fake to anyone either. Mind you, she has her faults, but being fake is definitely not one of them, in my opinion. If she were fake, she would have attended Brooke’s party. *Shrug*). Jackie interviews and wonders why Draya is so concerned about her and Laura’s friendship.
Bambi simply stands and watches the other women chatting and interacting for a little while after she tells them why Draya will not be attending. The camera then focuses on the fact that Bambi appears to be watching Gloria as Gloria is getting her makeup done. She interviews that Gloria is a snob and thinks she is better than people (I’m liking Gloria better this season, but I must admit that I used to feel the exact same way when it came to her.). Somehow, Gloria ends up asking the women if they have any issues with anyone that they have not yet expressed and, if so, to speak up.
Bambi basically takes this opportunity and runs with it. She tells Gloria that she wanted to “smack the sh*t out of” Gloria at Draya’s “White Party” when she was offering her opinion on Laura’s behavior toward Jackie. A flashback scene appears on the screen of Gloria, at Draya’s “White Party,” basically telling Bambi that, not only does her opinion not really matter because she is “the Freshman” when it comes to the BBW-L.A. crew, she really needs to be quiet and stay out of it because she does not know the whole story of the situation between Laura and Jackie (I like Bambi, but I do agree with Gloria’s position on this issue. Bambi does NOT know the whole story because she was not THERE. Also, how Laura chooses to behave with Jackie is really none of Bambi’s business. And I do not really even care for Laura. Also, I think that Bambi bringing this issue up at LAURA’S birthday gathering is inappropriate….but, hey, Gloria DID ask the question. Bambi, however, should have provided her “answer” at a more appropriate time and place, preferably in a one-on-one meeting with Gloria.).
Gloria keeps a poker face and continues to have her makeup applied as she tells Bambi that she is “more than welcome” to “smack” her if that is what Bambi really wants. She interviews that Bambi is “trying to start sh*t” at Laura’s birthday party. Once Gloria provides Bambi with this “Welcome Mat,” it is basically “on.” Bambi asks, “Are you serious?! Do you really realize what you are saying right now?!” She interviews that Gloria has a smart mouth that is going to end up getting her into trouble.
Gloria tells Bambi that this is her sister’s birthday gathering, and Bambi either needs “to take a seat or ‘bounce’!” Bambi interviews that, at this point, she was thinking, “Sit your rat-faced, li’l, knock-kneed ass down!” Malaysia, trying to calm the situation (as usual), tells Gloria that Bambi was “just being playful,” and Gloria just “took it all the way sideways.” At this point, Bambi has a look on her face that is anything BUT “playful.”
Meanwhile, the birthday girl, Laura, stops her makeup application and looks around like she cannot believe what is happening. She then yells, “Hey, this [gathering] is supposed to be about ME!!” (I agree).
Bambi and Gloria, ignoring Laura, continue to have words, and Gloria, at one point, even stands up from her makeup chair. The argument between them is so fast and furious that I cannot really even keep up with everything they are saying to each other. All I remember is that Gloria told Bambi that she wanted “to come up in here and get ‘all Compton’ in this bitch!” and Bambi responded by saying she was “‘Compton ALL DAY,” while simultaneously making moves toward Gloria as if she was about to pounce on her. Gloria interviews that she had and has “NO FEAR here” when it comes to Bambi. The other women, who — up until this point — look to be nervous and in shock, snap out of their silence and get in between Bambi and Gloria before anything physical can take place between them.
Laura talks to Gloria and tries to get her to calm down. She tells Gloria that Bambi’s outburst “is no big deal.” In her interview, however, Laura says that, at that point, she knew that the party was “a wrap” because there was no way she wanted to hang out with some of the women after that mess.
After assisting in pulling Bambi away from Gloria, Malaysia tries to talk to Bambi and get her to calm down. She interviews that, even though Bambi might not have picked the right time and place to express her anger toward Gloria, Bambi is her longtime friend. Therefore, her loyalty is with Bambi, even though Bambi may be wrong in the time and place and manner in which she chose to address her personal issues with Gloria. She further interviews that, despite her loyalty to Bambi, she now realizes that she has a “new” problem with which to deal when it comes to the women and her plans for all of them to take a trip to New Orleans together. To that end, she asks Bambi if she is going to still be able to go to New Orleans and hang out with Gloria after all of this. Bambi, who has a face like thunder at this point, says that she will try.
Brooke interviews that she felt Bambi was wrong and totally out of line to “start sh*t” at Gloria’s party for her sister Laura’s birthday. Jackie (who is NOT self-absorbed AT ALL and NEVER makes it “all about Jackie”) interviews that she was just glad that it was not HER who was the cause of and in the middle of all the drama this time (I would like to point out that while all of this was going on, Jackie looked like she wanted to grab some popcorn and just enjoy the show with a big sh*t-eating grin on her face!).
Gloria abruptly announces that the party is OVER and makes it clear that there will now be NO night on the town as originally planned. She interviews that, after the drama with Bambi, she was in no mood to be with anyone but her sister, Laura.
Next, we see Jackie and Doug in their bedroom. Jackie is packing for the upcoming trip to New Orleans. While packing, she tells Doug that things between Bambi and Gloria are “very bad.” She interviews that she is afraid of what is going to happen between them because of these bad feelings (Get real, Jackie! You are loving this!).
Next, we see a plane flying in the air, followed by a picture of the New Orleans’ Airport, which indicates that all (or some) of the women have made it safely from L.A. to New Orleans. Then, we see Jackie, Malaysia, Brooke, Bambi and Draya being greeted and welcomed to New Orleans by an airport worker before they are escorted to a limousine. Gloria and Laura are nowhere to be seen.
While on the limo ride, Jackie mentions that Laura and Gloria are missing. Draya asks Jackie if the rumors that Gloria and Matt got married over the weekend are true. Someone (I don’t know who) says that they heard that the rumors are true. Bambi interviews that she feels “terrible for Matt for ‘wife-ing’ a ‘rat’! Congratulations, Matt!! You married a rat!!” She shrugs her shoulders as she says this (I’m assuming “rat” is short for “hood rat.”).
Sunday Night Lineup December 9th by BB
8PM – The Amazing Race (2 Hour Finale, CBS); Leann Rimes Interview (E!); NFL Lions/Packers (NBC); The Simpsons/Bob’s Burgers (Fox); Rattlesnake Republic (Anpl); Miracle on 34th Street (AMC); Sugar Dome (Food); Dragon Wars: Fire and Fury (NatGeo); Big Rich Texas (Style); Snow Leopard of Afghanistan (NatGeoWild);
9PM – Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo); Sister Wives (TLC); Oprah’s Next Chapter: Kerry Washington and Shonda Rimes (OWN); Family Guy/American Dad (Fox); Dexter (Showtime); Volcano Time Bomb (Discovery); Gator Boys (Anpl); Ax Men (History); Stugis Biker Madness (Trvl); The Next Iron Chef: Redemption (Food); Drugs, Inc. (NatGeo); Fatal Encounters (ID); Snapped (Oxygen); Glam Fairy (Style);
10PM – Shahs of Sunset (Bravo); Homeland (Showtime); The Mentalist (CBS); House Hunters Renovation (HGTV); Sin City Rules (TLC); Finding Bigfoot (Anpl); Bamazon (History); Restaurant Impossible (Food); Alaska State Troopers (NatGeo); Unusual Suspects (ID); I Survived (Biography); Building Alaska (DIY); Rodeo (GAC);
11PM – Watch What Happens Live: Cynthia Bailey & Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi (Bravo)