Bethenny Caught in her PJs / Real Housewives of Atlanta / The Amazing Race

Bethenny Caught in her PJs by NoMoreDrama

Bethenny Frankel had one of those days yesterday.  According to her tweets, both she and Bryn were ill, and Cookie needed to pee and she needed to go to the store, so she left the house in her PJs.  Probably not the best idea, and she could have run a comb through her hair given she lives in NY and there are press everywhere, but anyway – haven’t all of us been in that situation at one time or another?

“Jason is on a golf trip & Bryn & I are sick & had to walk cookie & go to the store so we went old school & went in our pjs.”

“Just when I thought it couldn’t get more glamorous, the paparazzi just caught me in this get up.”

“I wouldn’t say what I was wearing was acceptable, but w a sick child & mommy & a dog that has to pee, it is what it is.”

bethenny pyjamas


Real Housewives of Atlanta by RamonaCoaster

From the episode we hear that Kim is not going on the trip despite giving the girls the dates when she can go.  Then Kim says she never confirmed the dates for the trip. Nene starts screaming at her and everyone is telling her to calm down. Kim gets up to leave and in the next scene she is outside by the car while she pushes the camera out of her way which was totally uncalled for.  Where the hell did Kroy come from and why is he threatening the producer and Steven the cameraman?  Hello, fourth wall?  Kroy came out of nowhere and threatens a lawsuit. Cynthia mentions how she passed up some opportunity to make money in order to accommodate Kim’s dates. real-housewives-of-atlanta-season-5-gallery-episode-506-06Then Kandi remembered some opportunity she passed up to make money to accommodate Kim.  Did Kim just say the N- word?  What the heck is going on?  We got some flashback episodes regarding Kim’s altercations with the other women and why Kim doesn’t want to be around them.  Cynthia points out that they are not Kim’s priority anymore.  Well, actually her job being a Bravo housewife is not her priority anymore. They all agree that Kim wants to pull away.  The attention turns towards Kenya and Walter.  Kandi realizes she knows Walter while Kenya already knew that because Walter told her that he asked Kandi out once upon a time. Kenya isn’t upset about it anymore because she likes Kandi.  Nene jokes about her album coming out next week and starting law school in the fall and how busy she is and that Kandi should make a music video about making excuses aka Kim. Love Nene’s line to Kim, “Don’t let the door hit you where the good lord split you.”

Kandi is with her daughter and mother. Kandi’s mother is asking about Riley getting along with Todd.  Her mother likes Todd and Kandi is happy about that.  Kandi mentions that Kim is not going on the trip and all the excuses that Kim comes up with for not attending events. Kandi’s momma didn’t like how Kim’s mother was escorted out of the wedding.  Momma points out that if that’s how she treats her mother, everyone else is not far off. Kim is all about her man, her kids and herself.

Peter and Cynthia are meeting Kordell and Porsha for dinner.  real-housewives-of-atlanta-season-5-gallery-episode-506-10Peter is a big football fan and a fan of Kordell’s. Porsha shows up alone and tells them Kordell couldn’t make it and Peter is disappointed. Porsha recounts how she met her husband at a party.  Peter’s mouth is watering when he hears that Kordell plays golf. Peter thinks he is good at golf (he better be good because you can’t fake being good at golf).  Cynthia tells Porsha that Kenya invited herself on the trip to Anguilla.  Cynthia wouldn’t normally invite someone she doesn’t know on a trip but she invites Porsha and Kordell so she has someone to side with her against Kenya.  Cynthia is employing “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” strategy.

real-housewives-of-atlanta-season-5-gallery-episode-506-15 real-housewives-of-atlanta-season-5-gallery-episode-506-14They are at the airport and when Peter sees Kordell he kind of freaks out but tries not to show it. Kandi shows up without her man. Kenya shows up with Walter and pretends not to see Porsha.  Nene, Gregg, the lawyer and Apollo show up and Todd surprises Kandi.  Kenya hopes someone gets proposed to.

They arrive in Anguilla and are on a boat. Kenya takes control of the boat and is a speed demon. Everyone is holding onto their weaves and Cynthia’s boob pops out of her dress.

Nene, Gregg, Cynthia and Peter take a private car to the hotel while everyone else takes the bus.  Kenya is asking Walter about diamonds and what kind of diamonds he shops for. She is fishing to see if Walter will propose to her.

They arrive at the hotel and the hostess thanks Peter for choosing Ani villas where they are staying.

Kenya is complaining about her junior suite that there is no tub, no bathroom closet and it is small.  Kenya is crying into a pillow and Walter is asking if she took her medicine.  The lawyer and Apollo is happy with the room when they start discussing possibly catching STDs from using the hot tub.  Cynthia and Peter are discussing how Nene and Gregg are getting frisky with each other.  real-housewives-of-atlanta-season-5-gallery-episode-506-26Peter thinks Cynthia should make up for their honeymoon on this trip because their honeymoon turned into a family trip when Cynthia brought her nine year old daughter.

They are all hanging out at the pool and Nene is whispering to Gregg asking him what’s holding him back. real-housewives-of-atlanta-season-5-gallery-episode-506-27Kenya pushes Apollo into the pool and the lawyer is not liking what’s going on.  Kenya is being way too flirty with another woman’s man.

real-housewives-of-atlanta-season-5-gallery-episode-506-29They meet for breakfast the next morning.  The lawyer comes out wearing a black fishnet dress with a thong showing off her donkey booty making sure Apollo’s eyes are only on her.  I love that Kandi snaps her thong when she sees it.  They are on another boat trip touring the island. Nene starts whining about taking boats all the time and not going in a car.  The couples go their own separate ways to have some romantic alone time with a camera crew in tow.  Kenya mentions wanting to elope while Walter coughs a little.  Walter seems a little skittish and asks her to wait three days.  Kandi and Todd gets the explicit list of drinks from the waitress and Todd orders the “F— me sideways.”  Kandi talks about the first time she has a drink, she felt a warm low down tickle.  The lawyer arranges for a performance from the Klassique dance academy with the Minister of Tourism.  The girls try to learn the dance.  Nene shows off her stripper moves.  Now Kenya is flirting with Peter rubbing her donkey booty on him.

Nene is showing Kenya how to get extra dollars off of Walter with her stripper moves.

Kenya flirts with some Filipino guy who is rather tall for a Filipino to get Walter jealous but it is not working.  Kenya asks the lawyer an inappropriate question “if she were to give Apollo a present, which  two friends would she choose to be with her and Apollo.”  I guess we will see the fall out from that question next week.



Amazing Race – Part 1 – Dec 9, 2012 by MelTheHound

Welcome back race fans… Here is where we stand.

  • Trey and Alexis -Dating couple (Texas)
  • Jaymes (blonde) and James (brunette) – Chippendales
  • Josh and Brent – Goat Farmers (Beekmans)
  • Natlalie and Nadiya – Twins

I’m going to apologize in advance for some of my language here. I am going to say some things, No one has ever accused me of being PC, because I am not. There are two parts to this recap and hopefully I get them both to you today.

Last week you’ll recall, That it was a non elimination round and the twins were told they would have to do a speed bump. That is the good news. The bad news is, they are still in the race. These two heifers have gone beyond rubbing my last nerve raw and my tolerance level with them is at Zero. So, again, I’ll apologize in advance, for some of the things I’m about to say, if they offend you all.

Okay let’s get this party started. Last week they were in a castle in Spain for the pit stop. The order was, Texas (still like them, sort of), Chippers (grew to like them), Beekmans (grew to like them), Twinzies, (never could stand them now, hate them). They are to get back to Barcelona and then get on a train to France. I didn’t catch the city but their ultimate goal for this particular part of the race is to get to the detour. All 4 teams are on the train and the heifers are running their mouths that they hope Beekmans aren’t anywhere near them. You see, The other two teams, Texas and Chippers, are supposed to push them, the twins, across the finish line. That’s the half baked notion these two bitches have in their heads. Can I just say… These two should NOT wear spandex looking stretch pants. Too far? Well, if not, we’ll see if I can push it there with these two.  For the record, I shouldn’t and don’t wear them either. Anyway, while they’re all flapping their lips, Beekmans, who are in the next compartment, overhear them. Apparently ole Josh and Brent never got the memo that they were in a race against an Alliance designed to ensure the Twins win the race. Got all that?

They get to France, and from there they are supposed to get into their Ford Fusions (I think) along with 8 empty what look like egg crates. Don’t know yet where they’ll deliver them but I’m betting they better not show up anywhere with out them. The trio of teams asks someone for directions while the Beekmans decide to just follow them. This of course, broils the Twinzies behinds. I could almost see the smoke. As far as they are concerned, the ‘Evil Gay Guys’ as I heard them say at one point, don’t even belong in this race with the cool kids. The teams all find their way to Leonardo da Vinci’s resting place which is located in a large city and they have to go to the church to get the clue they are after. That clue takes them to the gardens where they have to locate the statue of a dog. Okay… The teams of course don’t know where they are going so the power trio finds a grounds keeper and begin howling and barking at him like damn fools. Up steps Josh, who apparently speaks French and simply asks the man where the statue is. Much to the surprise of the others.

At the stone dog statue, they find their clue. It is also where the Speed Bump is for Heckle and Jeckle. You know, those annoying crows. We’ll get the speed bump out of the way first. They are to find a woman inside a house where they will help her put her corset on and lace it up. Once done properly, they can go back to the dog and get their clue. Meanwhile, as all were running along to get back to their cars to go the detour, those two heifers had the freaking nerve to expect any of their alliance to Wait for them to do the speed bump. Either Heckle or Jeckle was running her mouth at and about the Beekmans, and one of them, I think Brent, told them to have fun at the speed bump. While the crows are squawking their way through the speed bump the other three teams leave. Texas takes off on their own, while for some reason, Chippers decide to follow the Beekmans, who appear to get lost (but they are not, they just aren’t there yet). They must have been lost for a little bit because the crows beat them to the detour location. Texas was already there doing their task.

The Detour – Apparently, in France, or at least this part of it, they still hunt Deer on horseback using packs of Fox Hounds or Coon Hounds, not sure which. Something with a good sniffer that never gives up until told to. One of the tasks is to prepare and serve the day’s meal for this pack of dogs. Looked to be about 50 of them. The other task was to use a horse and plow to cultivate a stretch of dirt leaving 4 reasonably straight rows for planting. This was at some festival type thing and it appears that these areas are used for some sort of competition. They are not plowing a field. They pick a horse (Clydesdale) and a Plow and get to it. One guides the horse, the other operates and steers the plow. Only two teams can do one of the tasks at a time. That is, if 3 want to do the plow gig, then 1 must wait for someone to finish. As it ends up, Beekmans and Crows are feeding the dogs (chopping and cleaning raw meat for them to eat) while Texas and Chippers do the plow thing.

At the cutting table, These Two Bitches are REALLY letting the Beekmans have it for daring to still be there. It is here where I heard either Heckle or Jeckle make the remark about those evil gay guys. I don’t know which, it doesn’t make a woodpeckers ass bit of difference to me. They are both pigs, errr, crows. Phil should have just sent these two packing and made the final leg of the race 2 teams instead of 3. Would anyone have been sad not to see these crows on the show anymore? Me neither. I think I can honestly say that if these two women were the only ones left on the face of the earth, population growth would come to a screeching halt. Meanwhile, Trey and Lexi seem to be handling the plow task pretty well. Texas and Chippers get that task done and can be on their way. As they leave the other two teams are still preparing the meals for the dogs, with the crows crowing at the evil gays all along. Well, guess what.. Beekmans beat them out of there. Seems they had a better cutting strategy to minimize the work so kudos to them. You know what it looks like when 50 dogs attack a pile of food at the same time? Stay out of their way. I really wish they had bitten the crows but, the teams were out of there before the Hounds were released.

Their next destination is the Roadblock… They are to go to a once was Granite mine that has been turned into a mushroom farm. This is where those crates come into play. They are shown 3 different mushrooms and must then navigate through this dark underground maze to find the mushroom patches and collect 10 each of the 3 they were shown. Lexi goes in first followed by Jaymes. Texas finishes first, and they get to leave first. They are told by one of the locals that the place they are looking for is only a couple minutes away. The location they are looking for is The Castle of the Ladies (I will let you find the French pronunciation of that). Chippers also get directions. Guess who got the right directions? Not Texas, but Chippers so they beat Trey and Lexi to the pit stop for a first place finish. Castles in this area of France are apparently like the bungalows in subdivisions. Everyone had one it looks like. The place Texas was sent to, was the wrong one and they were still 15 minutes (at least) from the right one. As I said, Chippers won this leg and as their prize, they each get 2013 Ford Escapes with all the bells and whistles. James, is pleased as punch. In addition to helping take care of his mom, he wanted to win her a new car. Mission accomplished.

While Chippers and Texas are crossing the finish line, Beekmans arrive at the cave (did I mention that this was a cave?). Brent takes on the task and gets started just as the crows arrive. So it’s a race for 3rd place from here on out. Heckle or Jeckle, don’t know which, does the task for their team. She is also the first one finished by about 10 minutes. Doesn’t look good for our Beekmans, those ‘evil gays’ or ‘the gay guys’ (sorry folks I want to drive home how disgusting I think the crows are).. The only hope for the Beekmans is if the Crows went the wrong way. Either Josh or Brent notes that it isn’t likely because they are on fire today. I do have to admit that when I think they blew it, there they were. Just like a pair of cockroaches. Guess what though? The Crows, went the wrong way. Blowing their 10 minute lead all to hell. The usual editing tricks allow us to believe the Twins beat the Beekmans to the pit stop but…. They Did NOT 😀 Beekmans take third place and the final spot in the final 3. DING DONG THOSE BITCHES ARE GONE! I only wish it had happened sooner. That segment ended with them saying something but I wasn’t going to torture the hound or myself any longer with the sounds of their voices. I for one don’t care to mention them again (but I know I probably will).

There you have Part 1 friends. Put in my own unique way.

Amazing Race – Part 2 – Dec 9, 2012 by MelTheHound

Welcome back race fans… Here is where we stand.

  • Trey and Alexis -Dating couple (Texas)
  • Jaymes (blonde) and James (brunette) – Chippendales
  • Josh and Brent – Goat Farmers (Beekmans)
  • 😀

Notice what’s missing from that list above? 😀

Final leg of the race. FINALLY (though I wish they had waited until next week to show it). In case you missed it, Chippers are currently in first place, Texas is in second, and the Beekmans are still holding that anchor position.

Chippers are the first to leave. The destination is New York, NY at the Coney Island Boardwalk. Once there they have to locate the next clue which is hidden on a poster of Houdini. I don’t know the significance of that yet, if there is one. Got a little ahead of myself here. The clue telling them where to go was on a post card which is meant to tell them where to go and the view they should be looking at when they get there. All 3 teams are on the same flight. I was noted the the Beekmans and that other team are from New York. Apparently one of the Beekmans stays and works in NYC while the other tends the goat farm. The plane lands and the race is on to the amusement park. They all jump in Taxis and go to Coney Island. They all find the view on the post card. The poster of Houdini has 3 ‘clues’ on it but rather than the typical type, for anyone paying attention, these clues are telling them where to go next. After they cover most of the ground in the park Texas finally figures it out. As they are writing down the location of the Brooklyn Ship Yard, Beekmans notice them doing it. Texas isn’t happy that they’ve just given it away. Those two teams high tail it out of the park and back to their taxis (that, at Least Texas had waiting as do the Chippers). Meanwhile the Chippers are as clueless as can be as to what is right in front of them. Hell, I saw it when they first walked in the park (because Phil told me what to look for). Me thinks these guys should watch what way the Cameras are aiming. They must have shown us these things a million times. They finally do figure it out though. The other two placards on the sign tell them the intersection where their next clue is. Chippers left without writing anything down but all 3 teams find the clues at the intersection and it’s a roadblock.

This one is pretty interesting and it’s where the Houdini bit comes into play. One member of each team will be suspended 15 stories in the air from a crane, upside down, in a straight jacket. They are to escape the jacket at which point they will be Dropped, on a bungee cable. Once they come to a stop, they get their next clue. Trey, for Texas is the first to go. He’s scared shitless of heights. So am I and no way in hell would anybody ever get me in that position. Trey says he remembers seeing Houdini escape the straight jackets and the trick is to get your arms over your head. They you can untie yourself enough to escape the jacket. He does it, is dropped, which apparently, he did not expect. Next to do it is Brent followed by Jaymes. All three are now on their way to the Oldest Pizza Joint in NY. Lombardi’s to see a guy named John.

Texas gets there first. The task is to deliver 10 pizzas total, to 3 different locations in Little Italy. Each team basically is given a different set of orders. They have to however, do this all from memory, and deliver the right Pizzas to the correct addressees. After all, who wants an anchovies pizza if they didn’t order one? Lexi does uses her memorization skills and off they go. They’re holding first place pretty well at this point. Beekmans come in next and select their pizzas from the stacks of them. Those two teams are running all over Little Italy trying to get their pizzas delivered. Texas gets it done first and gets their next clue. Beekmans however screw up two of the deliveries by delivering the wrong pizzas. By the time they get back to Lombardi’s where John tells them they have to correct the mistakes, Chippers are there selecting their pizzas. Okay.. Both of these teams get it right the first time around and are also given their next clue.

That clue takes them to the United Nations building. Their task there is a road block so the other member of each team must do it. Trey did the Houdini thing so Lexi must do the UN task. The task is this. In each country they were in, they were both welcomed (hello) and told goodbye in the native language. There are flags representing each country and there they find the words on banners. They have to match the welcome and farewell from each country on it’s flag post AND get them in the correct order, Hello on top, goodbye on the bottom. 9 total countries. Once they do that, they can raise the UN flag which will lower their next clue. I’m guessing this is where the race is won or lost.

All 3 teams are there working at about the same time as this has been a pretty close leg of the race. All 3 teams pick off the easy ones first, Spain and France.. Josh is somewhat familiar with a couple of the languages so through process of elimination he’s able to get a couple of the other ones right. Chippers (James) are just flying by the seat of their pants. These teams can all see each other but cannot see what words the other teams are raising on each flag. Lexi, is getting over frustrated to the point that she fails to lock one of the sign carriers in place on the flag pole and gets cold conked when it comes back down. I think Lexi is done at this point. Josh pulls it off first followed by James. They both, minutes apart after about 3 hours or so, are able to raise their UN flags and get the final clue. They do so, Beekmans first, followed by Chippers, and are off to The Gothem Building (looks like the Chrysler building to me but maybe I don’t know my buildings). Beekmans get going first (after sort of bickering all through this final leg of the race. Remember I asked if these were the gay Bickersons? – No? Doesn’t matter, apparently they are known for their bickering.

Lexi is demoralized at this point. All along they have been the front runners in this part two episode and now they are in last place without a real hope in hell of winning. You see, all of the teams thought those greeters standing next to Phil were being polite. Even when Phil pointed out what it was they were saying. I didn’t think much of it either but I’m not running the race. Texas notes what fabulous notes they took all along. On everything Except, those greeters words. Actually that’s how they all ran the race but some had better memories than the others and were just a bit luckier with the draw.

It is a cab race to the Gothem center. They way it’s shown, there’s going to be a foot race too but… not so. Holy Shit, They did it. Beekmans WON! I’ve said for the last few weeks that these have got to be two of the luckiest sons of bitches walking the face of the earth or at least, participating in this race.

There you go race fans, Season 21 of the Amazing Race. Sorry about no pictures, I didn’t get started til late and even told NMD that I may not have this ready. If you didn’t see it and want to get some clue of what the hell I’m talking about, watch the show linked below.

The Beekmans wanted the money to pay off their mortgage on the goat farm so they could concentrate on it full time. I guess now they can. Chippers wanted the money to help ease their parent’s life. Jaymes for his dad’s (?) Cancer, and James so he could help take care of his mother. I guess the two of them have some nice shiny new cars to share and they’ve won a couple legs of the race so there’s some traveling in their future. Texas has enough trips banked up to run this race again, in luxury. The Fabulous Beekman Boys, as I’ve heard them referred to, never won a single leg. I’ve said all along and that’s the way they operated too, you don’t have to win any of them but the last one. Well done fellas. Enjoy that mortgage free farm. The best part of it for me was, You beat the Crows to the finish line not once, but Twice. The underdogs won, For A Change.

See you next season race fans.

Watch episodes here.


(Thank MTH – great season!  Always good to see the underdogs take it.  And thank you for staying up all night just so that we have something to read the next morning xxoo  NMD)


Monday Night Lineup December 10th by BB

8PM – How I Met Your Mother/Big Bang Theory (CBS); 90210 (CW); The Voice (NBC); NFL: Texans/Patriots (ESPN); Extreme Makeover Home Edition (ABC); American Country Awards (Fox); WWE Monday Night Raw (USA); Fast ‘N Loud (Discovery); Studio E! (E!);

9PM – Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Bravo); Basketball Wives LA (VH-1); 2 Broke Girls (CBS); Gossip Girl (CW); Take It All (NBC); Extreme Makeover Home Edition (ABC); Love It or List It (HGTV); Hoarders (A&E); Cake Boss Next Great Baker (TLC); Chopper Live: Road To Revenge (Discovery); SYFY 20th Anniversary Special (SYFY); American Pickers (History); Layover with Anthony Bourdain (Trvl); I Didn’t Do It (ID); Deadly Alibi (Biography); House Crashers (DIY); Top Gear (BBC)

10PM – Hawaii Five-0 (CBS); Michael Buble: Home for the Holidays (NBC); Teen Mom 2 (MTV); Intervention (A&E); Cake Boss (TLC); Vegas Strip (truTV); Dateline on OWN (OWN); Pawn Stars (History); Hotel Impossible (Trvl); T.I. and Tiny/Marrying the Game (VH-1); Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Food); Disappeared (ID); Killer Kids (Biography); Kitchen Crashers (DIY); Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love (Oxygen); 1 Girl 5 Gays (Logo, 10:30); Richard Hammond’s Crash Course (BBC); Rodeo (GAC); Attack of the Big Cats (NatGeoWild)

11PM – Watch What Happens Live: Camille Grammer and Julie Chen (Bravo)



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155 Responses to Bethenny Caught in her PJs / Real Housewives of Atlanta / The Amazing Race

  1. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. It’s so foggy in MD this AM. It’s going to get cold all of the country this week. Well you all have a good day.

    • AZGirl says:

      I am freaking freezing. Turned on the heat and Mr. AZGirl is hot. Outside is about 50 degrees inside is about 65 degrees. Is there something wrong with me????

      • AZGirl says:

        Temp outside is dipping to 44 now.

        • PJ says:

          My daughter lives in AZ. She sent me a pic of her dog in a sweater, when I asked why on earth he needed a sweater she said ‘it’s cold here at night this time of year’.

      • trudie says:

        Just got back from the dog park. It is 27 here. I am currently dog sitting my daughter’s shih tzu/lhasa apso mix. Taking my lab and her dog to the park has worked out well for the past couple of weeks. Today I was merrily walking along the path and suddenly realized that the little dog wasn’t with me. He was sitting by the gate about a half mile from where the lab and I were. And, he absolutely refused to move. Not accustomed to having to put a dog in clothing, I had forgotten his coat. So, we had to leave. Lab is not happy right now.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      It’s 19 and cloudy here. Brrrrr.

  2. Lulu says:

    Good morning!!!! Hope everyone is having a great day so far!!! Great blogs!

    I just caught the Guiliana rancid marathon. Wow that’s all I have to say. The woman wanted a baby and now it’s her latest accessory! No worries baby knows that Nanny is mommy! Doesn’t it irritate you to no end. Knowing just how many deserving want to be mothers are out there and because of finances or health can’t afford to adopt. The woman is still obviously sick and now has a newborn??? Does that really make any sense? I’m not saying that having a nanny is a bad thing. Many mother’s have a nanny to help them function through the day. We saw it with Bethenny and Kim who are both good mothers. Their babies know who the mommy is that’s for sure. I just don’t see that motherly connection to the baby with Guiliana.

    Soooo freakin happy the BEEKMAN BOYS WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTH is wrong with the homophobic evil twins? Could they have bashed to boys even more? That was sick and the reason why they didn’t win!!

    • Eastbayca says:

      I beg to differ….that was a baby nurse not a nanny she hired. Baby nurse’s don’t stay with the families for long. I have a friend who is a baby nurse the most she has stayed with a family is six months.

      • Lulu says:

        Your absolutely right. A friend of mine has a baby nurse since she has no choice but to work even at 3 weeks. Suffice to say she needs her rest at night. But the nurse is not there on the weekends. She wants to be the one who raises her daughter not a stranger. I don’t see that with Guiliana I don’t see that maternal instinct.

    • PJ says:

      I thought Bill and Guiliana were very hands on and loving parents.

      • Lulu says:

        Wow I saw a completely different perspective. I saw two adults that have this baby and think it’s “fun.”

        • not THAT Jill says:

          Guilianna and Bill went through hell to have a baby-she did everything she could to get pregnant. She did in-vitro and gave her self shots daily-they tried everything-she finally did get pregnant and lost the baby. She was so sick after her miscarriage but went right back to trying. When the cancer was found-both she and Bill were devastated but still hopeful that they could start a family after her treatment. The reason she didn’t try to get pregnant again was not because she was still sick-it was b/c she was told that she would have to wait 2 years to try again because of the cancer treatment that she had. I don’t see them as a couple who had a baby for “fun” or as an accessory. I see a couple who went through it all and are finally blessed with what they have been waiting for.

        • PJ says:

          It’s interesting that we saw it so differently. I thought they were great with the baby and I see the maternal instinct. Working parents have to have child care it’s a reality of life for many, so good for them if they are able to afford a nanny that they trust to be with their child. I have no problem with that, although I thought theirs was a baby nurse. A good nanny would give the child stability and is much better than dropping them off at daycare.

          I used to work at a private school that had a before school care program and an after school care program, it broke my heart how many children were dropped off for the before school care at 6:00 am and picked up after dark from the after school care program. Many of them then went home to a baby sitter because their parents had
          functions to attend. The children were looked after and safe but they weren’t loved by the school staff. If you could afford a nanny that had affection for your children that would be so much better.

        • djprincessc says:

          Lulu I don’t see it 100% as you, but I do agree SOMEWHAT with what you’re saying, to me Bill looked more comfortable and had that father instinct. To me Guiliana only had moments of maternal instinct, but I did see her connect with him. Buuuuuttt I also thought that Guiliana acted pretty immature at moments, kinda like it was just oh heeeeyyyyy new baby! Idk only she truly knows how she feels. I am happy for them though and am sure she will get the hang of it, she is pretty superficial though.

    • chismosa says:

      I used to watch their show a lot but then, they just got SO news-happy. i have an issue lately with how non-stop Giuliana and Bill are and have been about I GET educating others, making others AWARE, etc….. but they were on practically every single day for weeks talking about everything they were doing— the stem cell banking (which they were paid promoters of), etc.

      Also- why keep calling the kid Duke- it’s like they ignore the first name of the child? The kid for sure is going to grow old with his buddies calling him Duke forever. Slap in the face of the first name, which he was given in honor of both fathers of the parents (and imo that name should have been in the Italian form to honor the baby’s 100% born-in-Italy Italian mother, since son will carry father’s last name regardless, but that’s JMHO).

      At least, at the VERY least she finally chopped off about 6 inches of those fake 21 year old’s style– extensions to look a bit more mature. Now that you’re a mom! ha

      • not THAT Jill says:

        Thank God she finally cut her hair…it was dreadful!!!!

        • chismosa says:

          She was wearing her hair (and a LOT of her outfits IMO) like she was still 25. I’m sorry, NO. ha ha

          • not THAT Jill says:

            How old is she? Im going to check..

            • not THAT Jill says:

              37… she looks much better with her shorter hair!!!

              • chismosa says:

                i’m about her age and she just looked trashy before. She looks SO much more elegant now. I’m not saying you can’t have long hair older- i’m saying her particular extensions, and style and color were trash-tastic.

                • Lulu says:

                  At least her extensions are better than Kim Kardashian’s chewbaca look.

                  Guiliana looks emaciated. Her frame is too thin with a big head. She needed the haircut to kinda help her look more proportionate.

      • BB says:

        I’ve only seen small parts of their show and I get it that Guiliana went through all kinds of hell with her infertilization and cancer. However, I get the feeling that if Bill didn’t want a child so badly, she would not have gone through what she/they did to have one. I think it was more him than her wanting to have a child. Just from little snippets I’ve seen of her on their show and what I’ve seen of her on E and Fashion Police, something about her strikes me as a little vain and shallow. I don’t dislike her, but she doesn’t strike me as the warm and fuzzy mom type. She seems more career oriented than mom oriented to me. Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t see her taking the baby everywhere she goes like some other “celebrity” moms do.

        • not THAT Jill says:

          Its funny when we all watch the same the show and see things so differently!!

          • Lulu says:

            Agree with that!!!

            I’m a part of a large network of moms many of whom are my customers. I know all of their heartbreaking stories. Failed IVF’s, cancer survivors one of which is battling breast cancer pregnant. All of these deserving mothers with heartbreaking stories. I don’t see it in Guiliana that maternal need to have a baby instinct. When they unwrapped her baby shower gifts. Someone made a HUGH faux pas they bought her child “Carter’s” clothing! how dare they!!! She spoke how ugly it was among other comments. I was rooting for her and Bill until that baby shower. She just showed her true ugly colors. The baby is a fashion accessory with a very loving father. Well at least one parent has genuine feelings. Sad really sad my SIL was just like her you don’t want to know what my niece and nephew are like. When the mother doesn’t connect to the baby they know it and feel it. They never lose that and will always have a feeling like “you are not my mother.”

        • chismosa says:

          BB and LuLu (below) this is all very interesting, because back when i used to watch their show- pre- surrogacy/cancer/pregnancy, but when they were doing IVF, she miscarried, etc.- i see what you all mean.
          My read is that Bill is very overwhelming sometimes on her. He seems to really push a lot of stuff and ideas on her. She never seemed to be the one to initiate things. I don’t know her deep down thoughts on motherhood- but from what i can tell has a really great relationship with her mom and brother and sister. But then again, you could have horrible relationships with your mom and want a child so so badly (i.e. Bethenny).

          Bill seems so only-child/ eldest child to me with her, kind of overbearing- but they’re both youngests (not an ‘ideal’ match). you know i’m into that birth order and zodiac sign garbage. 😉

          But i never continued into the next seasons since i got bored plus they were in the news every single day so if i wanted to know anything about them i just looked online or read a magazine. Overkill.
          So i dont know how things ‘looked’ during baby shower, baby coming, etc.
          Still– call the kid by his first name occasionally, ok folks?? pretty please? ha ha

          • Lulu says:

            I watched her show from her first season. She’s a career woman who is wonderful at her job. With her demanding schedule and Bill’s. What choice do they have other than hire full time nanny’s? How fair is it to the baby that he will know his mother as the nanny and Guiliana as the woman his daddy is married to. Too sad.

            I can’t remember the name of the show. It was a study about the bond between mother and child. In this they had 2 mother’s. One with her biological child and the other with her adopted child. They showed that the child born by the mother had a strong bond. It was measured by the amount of oxytocin released when the baby interacted/or shown images of the mother. The other one no connection on that level. When the child he/she are older they know if they are adopted before the parent tells them. That was the point of the study very interesting. I think I saw this on PBS.

            • not THAT Jill says:

              Im not sure what the point of the study was but it seems kind of harsh to say that adopted babies and their adoptive mothers do not have a deep connection. Im sure there are many people who would disagree fiercely. Also this does not apply to Guilanna and b/c their baby is not adopted-it is their biological child.

              • Lulu says:

                It’s a harsh reality. It’s not to say adopted babies are not loved or share a level of connection. The study merely showed a mother’s bond with her child vrs an adopted mother’s bond with her adopted child. There was a difference. The birth mother regardless of “our intervention” always is recognized by the baby. After all the baby grew for 9 months in her belly heard her voice and knows her scent.

                I’m not against this at all or even adoption. There are many wonderful caring and nurturing mother’s to be just waiting for that chance. Seeing a self absorbed woman having a child out of who knows what? Is what really gets me.

            • trudie says:

              When until the time my youngest was 10, we had a full time babysitter. I worked and my husband worked and traveled a lot. She was a wonderful woman with whom we are still friends. Believe me, my kids never thought of her as their mother (although I joke that there were times they wished she was their mother). I don’t really see a problem with G & B having a nanny.

              As for the study you write about, my middle child believed she was adopted at one time. Believe me, I have the stretch marks to prove that she wasn’t.

        • TexasTart says:

          It is funny how we all see different things from this couple. I’ve watched Guilianna for as long as she’s been employed by E! (which might be 10 years?) and followed her on twitter…now I did drop out of their reality show when they were trying to conceive. I’m sure a part of her is a little vain and shallow but when it comes to Duke, I don’t think so. She’ll be a great Mom, this is a blessing, a gift for her, and Bill to have a child. Although they travel so much, I tend to think as the baby gets older that she will be taking Duke with her everywhere. Time will tell. Anyway, I’m certain I heard her yearning for a child/family of her own before she met Bill. She I think is a little different on the inside than the what the public typically sees on the outside.

        • djprincessc says:

          Now I agree with you 100% BB. She seems like a very nice person though.

    • melthehound says:

      I think the twins motivated the Beemans. In fact I think all of them did, especially on the train in Spain. I’m sure at least one of them looked at that whole conversation like ‘oh.. you don’t think we can win? Bring it on’..

      • Lulu says:

        Mel I was wondering the same. What my DH and I don’t get is why the hate towards them?!?!?!?! Seriously they are the most easiest to get along with. In the end I’m syked that they won!!!! I really hope Josh can finally quit his job and live full time with Brent. That broke my heart in their season 2 finale when they didn’t reach their goal. It’s the old saying “The Lord works in mysterious ways!”

        • melthehound says:

          Before seeing them on TAR, I had no clue of who they were. All I knew is that they were on some other show. Like other times when I see crossovers on these shows, I groaned a bit but gave them a chance. They really did seem like a couple of cool dudes, who happen, to be a couple. 14 years I seem to remember them saying. Regardless of who they are, unless they had been total d1cks, I was happy to see the team that everyone else thought they could walk all over, Win.

          • Lulu says:

            Mel you never watched their show The beekman boys? It ran for 2 seasons on the green network then was canceled 😦 But the cooking channel picked them up. Unfortunately I don’t have that channel. If you have netflix they are on it. I love the fact that DH and I see ourselves through them. Really nice guys it’s just nice to see genuine people on reality tv!

  3. AZGirl says:

    @MTH: I keep forgetting to tell you that I actually met Fran and Barry who were 3rd place in AR about 5 years. They are friends of a buddy of mine and he asked me to take them on a hike when visiting AZ. I was so intimidated. I took them up Peralta Canyon. Great time. Very cool people.

  4. NMHousewife (@KEGlovesNorway) says:

    Amazing Race pt 1: loved when the chipper boys said they were going to Leonardo DeCaprio’s place! Now back to reading pt 2.

  5. TexasTart says:

    Good Morning! Just a quick drive by to say how wild this Sin City Rules show (TLC) was. It premiered last night, anyone catch that? This show was IMO patterned after Real Housewives and they come out the gates with outrageous. Especially this one chick, Lana who one will love to hate, proclaims herself to be God.

    Now I’m pretty sure if I did that I would be hit by lightning and if not that a cement truck! lol So Lana organizes a “shooting picnic” – YES you read that right. You just have to see it to believe how these woman outfitted themselves to go out in the desert and oh my gosh the arsenal this woman brought for show. I thought it was all made up, but it turns out miss “God” does this on a regular basis.

    I think it was 5 women and I think they are all plastic surgeried up (why?!) so who knows, I think they are all pushing 50+, IDK. It has an entertainment news reporter, cosmetics company owner, a world class poker player winner, a woman (who should be on Mob Wives) was an infamous mob hit man’s daughter and blah, blah, so you get the women already spreading hate and looks like a fight breaks out in next week. Not sure I will stay with this one, but to think it airs after Sister Wives is some weird programming jokes. But this Sin City has some of the elements that Bravo housewives evolved to that is not so fun. I have to get to work – oh we got the COLD in Texas finally, I’m sure all the natives will complain. 😉

    • LaineyLainey says:

      native here. not complaining. loving the cold!!! 🙂 I watched Sin City Rules for the first time ever last night. Is this the first season. I loved it.

      • BB says:

        I think that WAS the very first episode.

      • TexasTart says:

        Funny I said that about the cold, because a am native, and like you loving the cold!!! Most folks I’m around complain about it though. That Sin City was wild indeed, so I guess you saw Lana and the mob lady lapping up raw baby lamb…ew.
        Glad you’re back Lainey! Hope you had a great time with graduation and the family.

    • Felcia says:

      Talking about #TAR and Sin City Rules, Did you see James from TAR at the White Party???

  6. BB says:

    Thanks for the recaps everyone! Glad the Beekmans won!
    Someone said on last night’s post that Andy Cohen said Kim did not say “that word.” He said it in the WWHL aftershow I think.

    • Called A Princess... says:

      And I believe Andy Cohen. Not! JMHO.

      • Called A Princess... says:

        For me with Kim, it has always been about her behavior. She reminds me of a cross dressing caveman. Who either has lost her club or someone has hidden it from her. She always seems dissatisfied with the world around her. That is what happens when you expect everything for free or through some back door method. Poor Kim ZeeBee! JMHO.

  7. BB says:

    BTW, even though B didn’t comb her hair, she still doesn’t look that awful going out in her PJ’s to walk the dog.

    • trudie says:

      I agree. I had to run out first thing this morning to return a rental car (my husband’s 12 year old car finally gave up the ghost last week). Went in my pajamas and slippers. I wish I looked as good as B looked! I certainly woke up the people at the rental car place!

      • BB says:

        Lol. I’m sure I’ve given my poor neighbors a fright at one time or another taking something out to the trash can, getting mail, or watching my dogs from the deck in my back yard. Not a pretty sight sometimes.

        • LaineyLainey says:

          I’ve learned to put on a bra… I have a loooooong driveway and live in a remote neighborhood,…not much traffic…ever. Except of course… when my bedhead is gargantuan and my un-bra’d self is floppin’ around like a maypole. Wheeeee!

    • chismosa says:

      i think that’s sort of the point to show in the picture. Why tweet it to everyone if the paparazzi are going to supposedly sell it for the mags/ websites? She’s gotta keep it ‘real’ to all her fans… still so many months to go till that show gets on the air, and no allowing Bravo to have her on for anything except little sit downs with her bestie Andy. Single-person daytime talk shows….. fading fast.
      I wonder when was the last time there was a picture of her and Jason together somewhere? Have the paps caught that? THAT would be newsworthy to the tabloids. lol

  8. NMHousewife (@KEGlovesNorway) says:

    Done w/pt 2. That ending blew me away. I honestly thought Texas was going to win, and for the goat boys to have done it was an awesome ending, proving to me that after 20-some seasons and 11 years Amazing Race can still pack a punch. My daughter came over to me after watching in her room and we just couldn’t stop discussing the ending.

    I was okay with any of the 3 teams winning which surprised me cuz usually there is 1 team I absolutely dislike in the final 3. Thank the Lord Abbey & Ryan were eliminated earlier as I disliked them more than the twinnies, though they really were at their worst last night (pt1).

    • nohausfrau says:

      NMH, I so agree. I love the fabulous Beekman Boys (and yes they are that fab!) and jumped off my couch and woke up her highness Mishka with my shouting.

      Their winning will allow Josh to quit his advertising job and spend more time farming which was the goal in the 2nd season of their show. I’m really happy.

      Btw I wouldn’t exactly call the Beekman Estate a goat farm. The house is a gorgeous turn of the century mansion. The goats do call it home but they are not owned by the boys. Farmer John leases the barns and pasture and I believe pays for it with the goat milk that the Beekmans use for their products.

      MTH, you did a great job blogging. I’m with you on those awful twinnies. It was a great final 3 and any one of those couples were deserving but I’m so glad the boys won!

      • melthehound says:

        Thank you Mishka’s mom 😀 I agree, of all of them who made it to the end, the proper 3 were there to race. There are a couple other teams I wish had made it but they didn’t so better luck next time. I too would have been happy with any of those 3 winning. Until the UN flag task, I thought Texas had it in the bag (if I didn’t already know that the Beekmans had won). Glad you enjoyed the recaps.

  9. Stars99 says:

    Good job, Mel – You had 2 hours of recapping to do in one night – that’s crazy speak! Great job! I died laffin’ at the “Ding dong the b**** are gone.” How totally hysterical…We need to get you to recap something else on Sunday nights now that AR is done… I hear they’re gonna air a combo show where all the RHs hafta get real jobs and hafta learn how to function like normal people in real life – like flying coach. = )

  10. Dwight Schrute says:

    Good, God, what a narcissist Kenya is. She’s flirting with Apollo, rubbing up against Peter, flirting with the staff all while dropping hints to her boyfriend that she wants a ring. I would NEVER propose to someone who was humiliating me by doing that in front of others. And to cry because the beautiful room you have is not enough? Honey, there are much worse things in life to cry over.

    • Vegas Chick says:

      I thought that Walter was her ‘fake’ boyfriend. If he’s for real, he sure doesn’t act like he’s that into her, and she doesn’t act like a woman worth ‘keeping.’

    • Orson says:

      I guess this is the new sophisticated way to get your boyfriend to propose to you. I’ll just never understand dating, I guess.

  11. cocfarm says:

    The crows were evil with their gay slurs. I did not get why they went so rude on the beekmans. The only thing I can say for them is at least they owned some of their stupidity in their talking heads, did not blame anyone for them being out of the race and were kind do funny. I thought they would be full of blame and accusations, so it was at least a pleasant surprise. So so so so glad they were gone. I really liked the chippers too and would not have minded them winning either. Felt bad for the Texas girl since it was on her watch that they lost the lead and came in third. They make a good couple though. He was supportive of her and kind hearted. That was a tough last leg but I really liked that it ended in a thoughtful way. The hellos goodbye was a clever twist.

    So, I actually put off watching dexter to see TAR. Loved it! And for those. Of you watching dexter and homeland, I just have to say that I can no wait for next week. And then I will be so sad. 😉

    • cocfarm says:

      Oops, left out the GREAT jOB MTH!! Thanks so much for the recaps! The good guys won.

    • chismosa says:

      But were they slurring– this is what i wish i could re-watch. Was it slurs? I mean it’s such a fine line these days- if another team was like ‘these Indian bitche$’- (even though i know they’re Sri Lankan)- would that have been a slur? When is using ethnicity/ sexuality just being the outward true ‘label’ and when is it derogatory? I don’t know i wish i could rewatch it.

      Deep thoughts by Jack Handy. :/

      • LaineyLainey says:

        Hi Jack Handy – you made some good points.

      • cocfarm says:

        Wait, we need to see a photo of a bubbling brook to go along with your deep thoughts!

        I think they were being ignorant, not being ugly with what they labeled the beekmans. But it is too close to a line in the sand…so why go there.

    • melthehound says:

      They didn’t come across as bitter, I’ll give them that. They also said if they had it to do again, they might have been a little nicer. Perhaps we’ll see that someday but I’m not holding my breath.

      • cocfarm says:

        At least they went out with a little class and didn’t accuse the ‘gays’ of making them lose a million dollars:-). That line to old, fast.

        • Called A Princess... says:

          Now it seems we are looking for degrees of acceptable bigotry. What can we get away with? Sad but true. IMO.

          • LaineyLainey says:

            We? Not I. I’m not looking for degrees of acceptable bigotry. I’m saying it’s unacceptable across the board…when someone like Kathy Griffin says “I love my gays” or when the Twinnies said whatever they said, I don’t really have a quote,…but loosely quoted, something like “The Gays are ahead of us!” It’s equally unacceptable. All I’m saying is that I see no difference between the two; but I don’t really hear a backlash when it’s used “lovingly” or “endearingly” by someone like Kathy Griffin. When the twins did it, they weren’t being loving, I’ll admit, and it did seem to offend. Perhaps that is why Kathy Griffin doesn’t get flack for it and the Twins do/did. It’s the lack of love on the Twins’ behalf. Others (I’m talking about semi famous and famous people) refer to people as a group in that way; I, personally, wouldn’t do it. I worry too much about being PC.

  12. Just Wondering In Jersey says:

    Had a scare last night while watching the Leean fiasco. The power went out, the cat jumped up on me like she did during the Sandy mess and I sat there thinking NOT AGAIN. Fortunately it only lasted a half hour but I did miss the rest of Leean trying to make people care about her. Ugh.

    I don’t blame Brandi. Why can Eddie and Leean have the boys in the media and she can not? I hate nasty control freaks.

    • PJ says:

      This is the reason I don’t believe a word that Eddie and LeAnn say. They treat Brandi with such disrespect, It makes me sick.

      • not THAT Jill says:

        Brandi tweets pics of her boys all the time-they were just in a mag getting a Christmas tree-they are allowed in the media-just not on the HW’s show.

        • PJ says:

          They are Brandi’s children and tweeting pictures of them is different that showing them on a TV show (videos–not pics) which is what LeAnn did and Brandi isn’t allowed to do. In all good conscience I simply cannot defend LeAnn and/or Eddie for anything, I think they treat Brandi horribly.

    • melthehound says:

      Do you think the lights went out BECAUSE you were watching the ‘Leean fiasco’? Sorry couldn’t resist. Happy it was short lived for you though.

      • Just Wondering In Jersey says:

        You never know Mel. There are forces beyond our comprehension in this universe. Wink. I was glad it was short lived as well. A follow up call from PSEG today said a branch touched a wire. They didn’t say where the branch was and there are none near a wire on my famous tree so it wasn’t my fault, honest. 🙂

  13. Well it’s definitely COLD and SNOW-covered here in Minne”snow”ta today. We got 10.2″ at the airport. Where I live it’s closer to 12 inches. What an awful day, if you wanted to leave the house and drive. I just stayed home and tried to convince my dog that she can go potty on the snow.
    I really like the ATL ladies minus Kim-it’sAllAboutMe Bierman. They look like they can have fun and not be watching for drama. Kenya seems to be Des-per-ate! I mean she flirts openly with Apollo and Walter looks like he could careless. How funny was the hint hint hint on the bus ride? Why not just say “I expect you to propose to me while we’re on this trip!” and be done with it. Walter should just say “Kenya when you stop looking so desperate then we’ll discuss a ring(thru your nose)”
    Nene is back to the fun Nene again. THIS is the Nene I liked before she got the “I’m rich your not” attitude. She has the best snarky come backs and I’d love to hang out with her just talking about life and how crazy it can get.
    After the drama of Jersey I’m actually liking Real Housewives again. I know it’s probably short lived. Bravo can’t seem to let us just enjoy the fun times, they just have to add the sh*t-filled drama.
    Thanks for the Blogs and how much you all add to my day.

  14. Pghemtchick says:

    Morning all! Thanks for the blogging! Atlanta is really annoying me this season. Kim- meh don’t really care about her, but just rewatched since I didn’t catch the n word. It sure does sound like she said it w/ an “as” at the end. Whatever it was it was bad enough to bleep it out. I thought okay I like Kenya the past few weeks, but last night she turned me off big time. What self respecting woman BEGS on camera? Ofc her fake bf isn’t going to marry her. Ugh. I can’t look at Phadrea the same anymore. I posted it on the Facebook page awhile ago, but the whole innocent act when she had the C&D sent to Lynn over the book review so close to end really bothers me. That was unneeded stress Phadrea caused Lynn. I just can’t feel the same.

    Shahs- I love this show, but miss the chubby guy from last season. Lol. Poor MJ. I really wish she would have worn a more flattering swimsuit and rocked it showing that she’s above the toothpick thin look and comfortable as her. Someone needs to let GG set her ass in jail for assault. She’s over 30, not 18 and naive.

    FLG- I missed a few days and I wanted to give you and your hubs big hugs and condolences 😦 I’m so sad and sorry to hear about Mr. Tigre. I hope you find comfort knowing he’s waiting for you across the bridge being well cared for by family and friends awaiting the day you’ll once again meet. ❤

    Hope everyone has a great start to the week.

    • chismosa says:

      Hi Pgh– thank you because i think you are the person who suggested i change some setting on my iphone in order to view this site better– so thanks ! 😉

      I love Shahs— last night did NOT disappoint. MJ and her father were the best. I was tearing up at that whole scene. My friend told me MJ reminds her of me i was like WHATttttttttttt!- i’m not a lush, i am not as ‘hold emotions in’ as she seems to be. I wish i had a Reza in my life, etc. I think i sort of maybe possibly kind of but not really may look a bit like her. But not really. 😉 I think she has a sweet soul.
      Supposedly MJ has lost some weight lately as seen on some other blogs, twitter. I think she needs major separation from her mom. What i don’t get is why she waited THIS LONG to start therapy. If i had 1/2 the issues she had with her parents’ relationship (to each other)- i would have been in therapy as of 17 years old at least. It OBVIOUSLY would have impacted my relationships with men, and perhaps friendships with women too. So that i was like ‘Whoa’. How could she wait so long? Why are people so anti -therapy? i come from ‘old school’ off the boaters so i get that certain cultures look down on therapy but come on MJ. How come she AND Reza have not been in therapy to deal with their major parental issues? No wonder they have romantic issues with partners.

      How can you POSSIBLY miss Sammi? That guy was so gross. To look at, AND his attitude. What a horror.
      I have grown to love Mike’s character. If he was blonde, blue eyed, Scandinavian or German, 6’3, he’d be ‘my type’- but i truly like how he assesses and deals with everyone around him.
      (Detox if you read this— i am figuring Mike to be an Earth or Water sign. He’s very attuned to those around him and very practical…. ;))
      Asa is getting a little wee bit full of herself this season but she’s still pretty cool.

      I’m glad Mike almost had to manhandle GG. What the F happened in GG’s life that she was allowed to grow up to act this way. Her sister is such a straight shooter. Poor GG’s parents, i don’t know what i would do if my daughter acted like that at 30. If i was GG’s sister i think i’d be the same way with her. No patience.

      Loving Shahs— great season so far, truly. More money for Mr. Seacrest! yuck

      • LaineyLainey says:

        yes, I love shah’s too. Loved that scene with MJ and her dad.

      • Pghemtchick says:

        Quite welcome! And thank you for his name! Lol. I don’t know. He was skeezy, but there was just something about him that made me like him. Lol. I can’t even explain. The scene w/MJ’s dad was so touching. I agree that therapy was long overdo, she should have a shrink on speed dial, Reza too! I like Mike. I appreciate he’s going against the grain by dating outside his race/culture/religion/whatever he wants to call it. I don’t think it was right of him to grab GG’s face like that, but maybe that’s acceptable in that culture because she didn’t fight it. The plus, he got her to shut up. Lol. I hear you on GG’s sister, I’d prolly be in lock up! Lol

      • ATLnNYC09 says:

        I like Shah’s too but Lilly gets on my nerves. She’s very vapid. She went to law school and claims to have graduated at the top of her class but she acts like an idiot.

        • chismosa says:

          Atl I agree about Lilly. Plus she just LOOKS so fake. I prefer a natural look and she seems like she would be naturally stunning. Her personality is too ditzy for me

    • chismosa says:

      oh and FLG- i am still catching up about a week behind on blogs- i’m sorry for your loss, i can’t even imagine. Warm thoughts coming your way from me. Awwwww

      • djprincessc says:

        I’m glad someone else has noticed Asa’s change, she is sooooooo full of herself now and I have no idea why bc she is NOT attractive, they say GG has an attitude problem but at least she’s been like that since day one. I can’t stand Asa anymore she let the “fame” get to her too quickly.

    • Hey Pchick! I’m enjoying watching these crazy Persians too. MJ is just an emotional wreck because of her nasty mom. I wish she would move in with her dad, who truly loves her, and kick her mean mom’s ass to the curb. Here’s what, MJ needs to cut ALL communication with her bitch of a mom until 1) mom stops being nasty 2) mom starts to own her bad ass, and if she doesn’t change, BOOM kick her ass out of your life MJ! No one should ever put up with those nasty put-downs (really ? You’d rather stab a needle in your eye than go on vacation with your daughter??) I don’t believe all the therapy in the world will change MJ’s mom, only MJ can allow herself to be treated like she deserves to be treated. Her mom has tramped down her spirit so far that MJ doesn’t even think she’s worth all that much. Never let anyone stomp on you like that. My dream is the entire family would shun MJ’s mom until she learns to talk with respect to everyone, especially MJ! Mom is such a bitch, no one has ever stood up to her ass & told her “get the h*ll out we don’t need your bitch ass here.” Maybe with therapy MJ will learn, the only one on earth that can let others treat you like trash is you, yourself. So stand up to your nasty mom, kick her to the curb, and DO NOT allow her to ever treat you like that again. Ever. It is hard, but once MJ toughens up, the mom will a) change or b) be gone. Personally, I wouldn’t even give that woman any chance at all. She has done more than enough during MJ’s life to deserve her banishment. People, bitches are created. It takes everyone around them allowing them to be a bitch for them to stay that way.

      GG is growing on me. From what I saw on WWHL, she has many many issues. Too bad she drinks because she needs to be on medication. Did anyone notice how Andy had to repeat every question to her from the callers? GG has a disability. Not sure what it is, but it involves communication. She’s not able the understand what people are saying, and then talk back after processing what they have said. So in her frustration with her lack of understanding what’s going on & her inability to communicate what she’s feeling effectively, she gets MAD. And then all h*ll breaks loose. Fueled with alcohol, it just gets worse. Now here’s where I think Asa was being a super bitch to GG. She’s not interested in helping GG. Why not just apologize Asa? You were rude with the big schnoz comment. Plus, can’t you see GG has problems? Does it matter so much for you to be “right?” Or could you show more humanity to GG. Let her talk, and even say it’s
      okay, you understand. Asa, you have a lot going for you, you are smart, talented, etc. Maybe you could just give GG a break? Asa pushed GG into reacting with anger. Part of me even wonders if Asa wants to make GG look bad. I saw a young woman who is really hurting on WWHL. She is in therapy. Maybe the show will help her control her temper, but I think it’s going to take a lot of work. Plus stop drinking GG! The alcohol is her crutch, her attempt to self medicate, get thru social situations & numb the pain.

      • chismosa says:

        Blue sky not sure if you’ll see this- but I love your analysis of GG and Asa. What you just said about GG screams Teresa Giudice to me. Dumb, not understanding what is going on and then RUSHING TO ANGER. You make very good points. And I agree, Asa should have apologized to just calm her down. Asa may truly have been fueling /igniting GG. Good analysis!

        That said I like what Asa’s “theme” about being proud of your nose thing is. That guy Omid is BAD NEWS for GG

  15. chismosa says:

    Hi- just to comment on Amazing Race, i’m sure everyone won’t really agree but i just want to say this about the Twinnies:
    I am not sure- culture-wise, being raised in both Asia and also NY- how they really think about using the term “Gays”. I mean, when we hear female comedians say “I love my gays! the Gays love me!”- it’s not a big deal. For Twinsies to keep saying ‘oh the gays are winning’ – or whatever- i just don’t know if i’m going to say that they were being malicious exactly. Maybe they were, i don’t know. I just found them to be pretty open, fun, happy, to everyone on the show, except dreadful Abby and Ryan who i don’t think anyone really liked anyway.

    I can’t get over that the Beekmans won. Did they win ANY leg ever? I know many here watch them on their show so you know them already- i was under the impression they BOTH worked on a farm but on A.R. they said one works in manhattan all week and the other tends the farm – is that how they do it? (I come from a father who was a farmer so i am very into this ‘farming’ stuff.) They truly seemed so incredibly sweet and it’s nice that they won, but i didn’t get the DRIVE or passion or NEED to win from them so to me, i am sad that Chippendales (who i grew to truly adore), or Twinsies didn’t win. I’m sorry, JMHO. They young texan chick with the super close-set eyes and her boyfriend bored me to pieces every time they were on screen, i had to fast forward. I didn’t want them to win, they were young, blah blah blah. I felt more for the Chips and Twins.
    But i do appreciate that you can get the message that no matter what, luck, taxi driver (usually), the fates, — that even someone you NEVER think will win this, CAN win.
    I just don’t get full on maliciousness from Twins. I’m not saying they were sappy sweet all the way through but they were ambitious and that, when it’s women, can always come across as bitchy. (sadly)
    I really was pulling for Chipps. Oh well, i hope they come back in another all-star edition.

    Next season, hopefully more dynamic people, NEWER countries (i.e. no India/Pakistan/Bangladesh, Spain/France– boring. They’ll have to do Africa bc they didn’t this round, and i’m sure they’ll start in south america next time heading east), not fascinated with anyone yet again. Also i think the money should be up from 1 million. Between two people after taxes that’s like nothing. This show has enough ratings and enough emmys to up the ante.
    Thanks for the recaps MTH.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      I didn’t hate the twins either and I also don’t see the difference between them saying what they did vs. people who say “I love my gays.” I’m not saying they were right in referring to them as “the gays” …I think both sound equally silly and equally stereotypical. People aren’t up in arms over Kathy Griffin saying it. At least I don’t think I’ve seen any backlash about that. Whatever, we are all entitled to our own opinions, right? The good news (to me) is that the sweet Beekman Boys won – they were so awesome throughout the whole game. I love it when the NICE GUYS don’t finish last. LOVE. IT. You go, nice people!!!!!!!!

    • nohausfrau says:

      Chimosa, neither really are full time farmers (see my comment further up). Brent has multiple projects going on including a mercantile and mailorder products business. He is also a doctor and I believe works part time overseeing a medical facility in Sharon Springs. Josh worked in NYC in advertising and also is the author of several books. He does like to garden but I get the idea it was more growing for their needs rather than crops for sale.
      Farmer John is the true goat farmer not the boys although they do take care of them sometimes.

      • chismosa says:

        thanks nohausfrau. I just thought they were like 24 hrs a day farmers/ 7 days a week. They are sweet men, i do believe that.

        ps i hope to learn german one day so i like your name.

    • melthehound says:

      Good afternoon, Ladies. Chismosa, it may very well be that when not in a race for a million dollars, the twins are the sweetest people on the planet. It isn’t the strong aggressive women I had the problem with this season, it was the way they came across to me. I was equally brutal on the border patrol agents last season (men). I also don’t have any issue with someone calling a gay man, gay. It’s part of what they are… born that way so I’m told. If it were just that, I may have looked past it but they made several other comments throughout the season that pegged them as, let’s just say, not nice, for me. I don’t buy the cultural bit either. Chippers and others called them The Goat Farmers which, also is what they are. They didn’t become the evil gay guys until they started winning. Instead they were there to make sure there was someone else to come in last on every leg.

      Lainey, I was once a fan of Kathy Griffen, thought she was funny. She’s just become mean however and that’s really the only reason I don’t watch her anymore. I’ll say that it’s equally wrong to like/love somebody just because they belong to a particular ‘group’ as it is to hate them for the same reason. I’m Told, that it’s at least mild bigotry to compartmentalize those around us, even if it’s not done in hate. That is, you have friends in your life. They may represent the United Nations. But John is your friend while Anthony is your Black friend, and so on and it flies the same way from all sides. I don’t know how else to best explain where I’m coming from here. If you love people you should love them for Who they are, not What they are I guess is what I’m saying.

      Thank you both for your comments.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        Well, you’re welcome, kind sir. Thanks for writing those wonderful TAR blogs and always being willing to listen and dialogue regardless if we agree or not. And by the way, You are one of the nice guys!!! Go, nice guys!!!

        • Called A Princess... says:

          I think there is a difference between bigotry and preference. There is a difference between being aggressive and oppressive in how one speaks regardless of whether it is in ones face or behind their back. Kathy Griffin is a comic. Also she gets a lot of support for gay people so she is not just targeting mystery group. If there was a group of African Americans in the finale it would have been offensive it the twins has called them ” the Blacks.” Truth be told, the “Beekman Boys” have a name and a brand, and it’s not “the Gays.” It was a slam in the context of disrespect, being fresh, trying to slip in a fast one. I guess for some people it is a full time job to try to at least imitate a humane being. Next we will be saying that they were just talking twin talk. How sweet! JMHO.

          • LaineyLainey says:

            No, “we” won’t be saying that it’s just twin talk. I will not be lumped in with that statement.

            So, if I’m understanding your comment above, it’s acceptable for Kathy, then because of her support? Ok, I hear you. I don’t agree that it’s ok for Kathy but not for the twins… but I hear you and accept your opinion. I’m not defending the twins, CAP – let’s be clear on that. I, personally, I just do not see the difference between them and KGriffin, except as I said before Kathy says it with love and the Twins most certainly did not. We agree on that (I think).

          • I disliked the twins because they were bitchy, & they did exclude the Beekman boys (like on the train). They hated it when “the gays” bested them at feeding the dogs. Maybe it was just over the top rivalry, but the feeling I got when they came in 4th & were OUT was sheer bliss 🙂 I do love it when the underdogs come out on top. Never expected the Brent & Josh to win, so it was great when they did. The Chips won lots of prizes, and so did the Texans. Even the twinnies got to keep the money they stole lol.

            • LaineyLainey says:

              Yes, Bluesky – their thievery turned me off waaaaay more than anything they said. When I say I didn’t hate them, I don’t mean that I was rooting for them….I just couldn’t and still cannot conjure up feelings of hate for them. When they stole that money, I was really appalled. The Texans took some of that money, too. So very UNCOOOOOL!! That is not ok with me; not by a longshot. The nicest guys won and I’m so happy for them. Loved the Chippers, too. I know the Texans thru my daughter, but their collusion in the case of the stolen money turned me off of their winning as well. I don’t hate them at all either, but because of that act alone, I couldn’t fully support them anymore.

              • Called A Princess... says:

                I think that doing things with love is just about the most important gift that we can give to the world, at large, if we have the platform to do so. It is also about being brave. I doubt that Kathy is attempted to exclude or demean any part of the population by normalizing her feelings about a group that has supported her. When I write “WE” it is simply to not point fingers at anyone in particular but the body politic. I do not really get why Kathy should not feel free to express her love for a group of people, that have been treated with great exclusion though out human history. We keep moving backwards when we should be headed forwards. JMHO.

                • Laineylainey says:

                  Kathy does feel free to say whatever she wants whenever she wants, of that, I am certain! It is part of her charm. 🙂 I would never say that anyone should or shouldn’t say what they want. ANYONE. I started out with this topic pointing out that I didn’t see the difference, but as i processed it…i have since acknowledged repeatedly that its the lack of love (by the twins ) that is the difference between them and Kathy G (who says it lovingly). I get it. I still wouldn’t say it myself for fear of offending…it seems what is considered PC is in the eyes/ears of the beholder.

                  • chismosa says:

                    Lainey i hear ya barkin ‘ big dog!

                    ps i love Kathy’s talk show (ducking behind the sofa, sheepishly). It’s so freakin funny

      • chismosa says:

        I see what you are saying MTH, i was just maybe thinking the Twinsies experiences growing up shaped how they seem to call people around them, as strange as that may sound— i don’t know. In different cultures and different languages, SO SO many things fly that don’t fly when translated in American English context.
        I just didn’t see passion from Beekman, so don’t think they deserved it ultimately. I’m a die hard A.Racer from season 1 so it annoys me when teams i think shouldn’t ultimately win, do. 😮
        That said, they seem to be the nicest guys on the earth. Or at least the editing makes them seem that way for sure.

        I mean i guess there’s also an argument for i love someone for who they are and if PART of who they are IS that they are black, or gay, or Indian or whatever– then that makes it all part of them altogether. I don’t know, it’s a whole other discussion to have.
        But yes, don’t love someone JUST for being one thing, that i understand.

        As for female comics, sadly i don’t think any succeed very much that are not somewhat ‘mean’. It’s sad but i believe true. Unless you are Ellen DeGeneres who is not a ‘comic’ anymore, it’s not the case. In the top 5 or top 10 of of female comics out there i believe. I also personally don’t find male comics who are super famous to not be mean either. But jmho.
        I stopped watching Kathy’s show D List because it started to bore me but her weekly talk show which i thought i would despise i ADORE. So glad it comes back next month. I didn’t think i’d like it 1/2 as much as i do. Maybe it’s just the format, how she does it, incorporates every day people, etc. But trust me i know TONS of people hate her.

        • melthehound says:

          Hiya Chimosa… I’ll start at the bottom of your post and work up.. I wouldn’t ask that anyone feel, about a particular performer, the way I do. As with most of us, what I say here on these blogs, is opinion, not fact. It’s opinion based on what I’ve seen but it is still just opinion. So, if watching KathyG entertains you and puts a smile on your face, by all means, God Bless.

          I remember seeing EllenD on the Johnny Carson show for the first time and she was hilarious (as I remember it). It may be in her to be a ‘mean’ comic but I’ve never seen it. She moved on to her sitcom (the one she used as a vehicle to ‘come out’) and now she has a talk show. I can’t say I’ve ever noted a mean bone in her body. She’s simply moved on from being a standup. I’m pretty sure I saw Kathy Griffin on his show back in the day too.

          I understand what you’re saying about woman comics. They don’t seem to make any real name for themselves, unless they flip the bitch switch (not saying that to be mean or anything). I tend to agree with you there.

          As for the rest, I’m guessing that you have love for people, your friends, not for what they are born with (love their parents for that) but what they’ve become and how they act as people. That’s really all I’m suggesting anyone do. For the Beekmans, as a team they didn’t impress me all that much either. A lot of times on that game show, the people who get knocked out Are in fact, through someone else’s fault. Several of the teams sent home in the beginning had outside influences impact them. I get what you are saying though.. The best team should have won and you don’t feel they were the best. As far as race skills go, Texas and Chippers were clearly better than they were except at memorization and some logic skills. That’s what won the race for them in the end.

  16. chismosa says:

    This Jenni Rivera thing is so sad and such a big deal. I feel for her family and so so so many fans

  17. chismosa says:

    Ok i’ve left some comments, have to leave now because if anyone talks Dexter or Homeland i will die. I have not watched yet, i’m on like 40 hrs no sleep. Plus i think i have smoke inhalation from the 6 hour fire we set in our fireplace to kill our dreaded stinkbugs. Lots of smoke and ash drafted out i can barely see still, lol. (not the best logs) Catch y’all later!

    Thanks for the blogs NMD, RamonaCoaster, MTH- all…… have a great Monday everyone!

    ~~~~~~~~~~Detox– DJ Princesse– Lainey- big hand waives— hope you all are great!

  18. Dwight Schrute says:

    We already knew that Walter had asked Kandi out in the past and she said no. I think he may have asked her out more than once. I thought it was interesting that when Kenya said she was dating him Kandi was pretty classy. She only said “I know him.” She never let it out that he had asked her out and she had said no.

    Had the shoe been on the other foot I fully believe that Kenya would have blabbed how he asked her out first and that he didn’t meet her standards.

  19. princesspindy says:

    Kenya’s “boyfriend” spills the beans!!

    • TexasTart says:

      Aha! This is only surprising that he admits to it before the season finished airing. Kenya flirting like a fool last night and doncha know a lot of b*tches would get right up in her face over that…but I love that Phaedra comes out with the mesh dress and thong to keep eyes on her, lol.

      • contessa says:

        I believe he told the truth, because Kenya labelled him as gay and that was the reason they broke up. She is a vindictive beyotch, that used the man (of course with his permission), but to go and say things that aren’t true in beyond beyond. She is lower than low. I forgot to DVR the program last night, but saw a short video on Bravo about her rubbing against Peter…this woman is disgusting and trust me, I would have had a huge scene with the beyotch. Cynthia couldn’t see what that ho was doing, but I bet when she sees it now she will get pretty pissed. Peter would have no use for this garbage. I thought I would never say this, but that woman that was part of the cast last season was an improvement over Kenya big time.

        Kroy was a big disappointment in the way he treated the Bravo staff…unforgivable. He will one day wake up and small the roses. My one comment to Kroy – keep checking your credit report and bank statements to protect yourself, and stop having a woman leading you around because of bj’s (they both mentioned this on screen). Nice things for Kim’s daughters to view.

  20. Cityside says:

    ABC news. The comments to the Leann Rimes casino are brutal!!!!!

    • AZGirl says:

      As far as I am concerned there is a line you do not cross. If you are unhappy in your marriage then divorce your spouse. You don’t just start shacking up especially when children are involved. LeAnne is really immature and Eddie is into her for her money. Like I posted before LeAnne is going to die trying to stay thin.

      • Beckygrey says:

        Brandi left him because she caught him cheating with Leann(the last of a string of many). I’m sure if Ms Entitled really thinks about she has issue with delay gratification. He didn’t have the balls to end his marriage and started with her. “What he’ll do with you, he’ll do to you!” She has the money and the passion Eddie, he’s is a lucky man lol

      • PJ says:

        It looked like justification and self pity to me. You can’t break what is already broken? Why do women who get together with cheaters always blame the wife, the relationship, but not the one who was the cheater. My Mother told me that a man who cheats on his first wife will cheat on his next wife because the thing that’s broken is the cheater not the wife or the relationship. I thought the two of them came off as being very arrogant, selfish and self absorbed. LeAnn may be thin, but Brandi has the killer body.

  21. trudie says:

    How cute is this?

  22. Sam says:

    I’m a huge fan of the Beekman Boys, so I was thrilled with the ending of Amazing Race last night. I also loved the post they made on their blog this morning about their win:

    They are just such nice people!

    • trudie says:

      Thanks for sharing that, Sam. They are truly class acts. I love that they had something nice to say about each and every one of their competitors. I also liked that they were gracious to everyone they met along the way. Just fabulous.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      ahhhhh! I love them!!

  23. AZGirl says:

    I don’t know who has been watch Next Iron Chef Redemption. It is hard to keep up because Foodnetwork does not show the re-runs. I believe it is because of all the controversy. Marcel V. is still in the running. He has toned down the arrogance. BUT Alex and Amanda, who are Chopped judges, are still there after several EXCELLENT chefs have been eliminated.

    I am calling this rigged to no end. Two Chopped judges are still in the competition. Alex and Amanda. They are good but NOT Iron Chef good. Two of the judges on the panel are judges for Chopped and Zarkarian (sp?) is close friends with Alex. He should NOT be on the judges panel. He favoritism is obvious. It takes out all the credibility in this competition. I hope Marcel does win and become an Iron Chef. At least we know he is capable.

    • princesspindy says:

      I’ve been watching and they do rerun it but it has just been by chance that I’ve caught it. I did see it last night. They should last week’s just before this weeks. But I keep really weird hours, lol.

    • PJ says:

      I don’t know about favoritism but twice in a row the judges have said Marcel is very seriously a contender for winning Iron Chef. I hope he does win. I used to think Marcel was arrogant but after watching this he is no more arrogant than any of them and a lot better than the rest in the final.

      • BB says:

        I’m not watching Iron Chef Redemption, but I remember thinking Marcel did not get a fair shake on his Top Chef season, so I hope he wins. He might not have been likable, but he got cheated on Top Chef IMO.

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