Adrienne speaks about Monday’s Episode, Brandi considers a lawsuit of her Own, Bethenny and Jason’s relationship strained, Real Housewives of Vancouver and Other News by NoMoreDrama
Adrienne Maloof spoke to People Magazine about Monday’s episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Adrienne contended that Brandi Glanville “crossed the line” with her comments to the girls about Adrienne. Of course viewers didn’t hear what Brandi said because Adrienne’s lawyers stopped it from airing by filing a lawsuit against Bravo.
“She seems to be addicted to attention and keeping herself relevant, and I think that’s her goal,” Adrienne is quoted as saying in the interview. “Her antics have crossed the line for me.” Adrienne refused to discuss what Glanville may have said: “I keep my children out of the limelight and I don’t speak about my children. It’s something you don’t even want to address. They deserve to have their privacy, and I am giving my children their privacy. As a mother I do what I can to protect my children and my family.”
The most popular rumor (fueled by a Wetpaint article) and years of speculation on the internet perhaps stemming from misreading an older article about Camille Grammer is that Adrienne used a surrogate for her children, despite telling the ladies that she gave birth to them. Other rumors are that Brandi exposed that the Maloof-Nassif marriage was on the rocks. Of course that wouldn’t be worthy of a lawsuit as they are already divorced. Other speculation has been about Maloof’s finances – but Maloof’s quote seems to point back to the children and surrogacy speculation. Whatever it is, I’m sure we’ll know soon as no one can keep a secret in Beverly Hills.
According to Brandi Glanville‘s Bravo blog and twitter feed, Adrienne also filed a lawsuit against her, and she regrets saying anything, as it’s expensive. This is all ironic as it was Adrienne and Paul that took Taylor Armstrong‘s (now deceased) husband Russell to task for threatening Camille Grammer with a lawsuit last season for repeating Taylor’s allegations of abuse.
Now Brandi Glanville may be considering a lawsuit of her own against Maloof’s chef Bernie. Bernie gained a little notoriety last year when he badmouthed Lisa Vanderpump on the show. Last summer, as the Maloof-Nassif divorce heated up, Bernie signed an affidavit of alleged abuse by Paul towards his children – abuse claims that were refuted by experts. Bernie also posted pictures of Adrienne with bruises on her back and insinuated that Paul was responsible, although he didn’t specifically name Paul but referred to the person as “he.” The photos were taken down and the Maloof-Nassif divorce was settled eventually.
Now Bernie’s latest facebook rant is said to have been directed toward Brandi. Brandi was tweeted the following by ImaJustSaying (TVTime101). I need to add a warning – he comes off as looking pretty cray cray. Brandi’s response: “GM is it 3 pm?? 🙂 Apparently AM’s cook is at it again.Maybe its my turn 2 give them a lawsuit.Its impossible 2 save $ with this lawyer BS”
According to a report in USWeekly, the relationship between Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy continues to be strained. The couple are spending more and more time apart, and sources say the conflict results in part from their attitudes towards work – Bethenny is very focused and Jason is not that driven. Regardless, the couple is still together and trying to make it work. The cynic in me wonders if this new press on their relationship is timed to bring interest to her talk show.
Is Kim D bringing the drama for Real Housewives of New Jersey? The ladies are filming and the rumors are starting to fly. The latest rumor (according to the Enquirer) is that Kim D is in negotiations with Bravo to bring another huge storyline to the show against Melissa Gorga. Bravo isn’t fessing up to this for fear that the other ladies will refuse to continue with filming. Kim has been surprisingly quiet on twitter since the reunion. Not being quiet is Johnny the Greek – husband of Penny the hair salon owner who set Melissa up for strippergate. Johnny has been very clear that Penny will join the show and expose all of Melissa’s secrets if she gets paid to be a “friend of the housewives.” Dang Bravo – it was toxic enough last year without this.
Real Housewives of Vancouver will be back next spring on Slice TV in Canada. For the second season it will feature six ladies, including Ronnie Negus, Mary Zilba and Jody Claman. Reiko MacKenzie confirmed on twitter today that she won’t be coming back, but we’ll see her in other projects. Christine isn’t on twitter, but she seemed to have moved on even before the reunion filmed. Let’s just hope that some of the three new ladies will be on Mary’s side because we know Jody and Ronnie won’t be.
Top Chef: Seattle By Keida
Marilyn Hagerty, food writer Grand Forks Herald, wrote a review of her local Olive Garden that went viral. Everyone loves her. Anthony Bourdain is even planning on collaborating with her. I must read that review. For the Quickfire the chefs have to make a sweet and savory holiday dish from their heritage using Truvia, a sugar substitute. The chefs are told to choose a knife and the twist of the knife is that there is only one knife for ALL chefs. While people begin gathering their ingredients, Josh takes the knife. He works at his pace will not be rushed. While he’s doing this, the other chefs are using every tool available that can cut: a cheese grater, a pizza cutter, a spatula, anything. Danyele is making a bread pudding, another dessert, with ham. Lizzie’s from South Africa, so she’s making bobotie, a spiced minced meat topped with egg. Micah is half black half Mexican, so he’s making tamales. Someone else making tamales is Josie. Pan camera to Stefan swiping the knife. He’s making potato latkes in honor of his Jewish ex-mother-in-law. Brook is making cheddar cheese on apple pie. Eliza makes hush puppies, and Josh is making johnnie cakes (cornmeal flatbread). Chef Bart is making waffles, Belgium waffles. Sheldon makes banana lumpia, which sounds Hawaiian. Micah’s nervous because he doesn’t feel Mrs. Hagerty even knows what a tamale is. Doesn’t sound good. Brooke makes apple crostata. It’s very “homie” according to Hagerty. Josie’s Puerto Rican, Italian, and Filipino. John is German/Italian so he makes a bondino. Padma looks like she’s enjoying every dish. ON bottom are Bart, Micah. On top are Josh, Stefan, and Brook. The winner is Brook. Her dish just brought you home for the holiday, and it brought her immunity.
For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs will cook for a welcome home party for Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) and Anna Farris (Scary Movie). Anna is pregnant. Are they a couple? Yes, they are! Wow, just cute! I love these two comedians. Both tell the chefs that they are adventurous eaters. Anna’s brothers are big hunters, so they’re used to eating questionable meats. Yum. The winner of the challenge will win a new Prius. While checking it out, Stefan is already claiming it for his restaurant and planning to stencil the outside with StefansRestaurants.com. Hmm. Is he not allowed to mention the name of his restaurant in California? Nope, that’s actually the name of his website. Wow. Back at the apartment, Brooke shows a little lizard toy her son gave her before she left. It’s her luck. Josh is in love with bestie Stefan. He says he’s surprised that he’s friends with Stefan since on Top Chef he was a “douche” (his words). I wonder if that’s why he likes Stefan.
The chefs are shown running into the kitchen and John slips. Be careful. Kristen is making tortellini; Eliza’s making elk. Danyele stays away from desserts this time. In the middle of prep Stefan yells, “12 minutes!” There’s actually more than three hours left. Hahaha. What a funny jerk. Josh is making roasted pork with succotash. It looks good. John is making the Rick Moonen clam chowder. The seafood king of the world. Kristen’s flirting with Stefan a bit. Prep time is up and now to head to the venue.
The party is being held at the Chihuly gardens. This place is a mixture garden of glass. He makes very interesting sculpture of blown glass. Chris Pratt’s mom almost breaks one when she touches it. He merely laughs. I like him. They have 30 minutes till service. Danyele’s making wild pork chops and she’s concerned. She talks to Josh about this, but in his talking head, he says he’s not looking out for her. “This is a competition.” Jerk. Eliza’s elk is a bit tough, so she’s cutting it thinly. All their family and friends arrive. Sheldon’s dish is very Hawaiian, unfortunately, my iphone didn’t record correctly, so I have no idea what he cooked. Everyone loved it though. Brook made a very gross-looking dish, stuffed octopus? It surprised everyone with how good it tasted. Alright. She’s pushing the envelope. Stefan makes a goulacsh. No complaints. Kristen’s tortellini is delicious. It’s topped with cheese and dried fruit. Lizzie’s salmon is not that great. Tom felt that Eliza’s meat was okay, but the carrots were bland. Danyele’s nervous about her pan roasted wild boar. Josh has roasted pork shoulder and succotash. Josie made a malbec braised with short belly. John has his seafood chowder with cockles, clams, and salmon skin. Tom doesn’t like the boar, and a guest says that the boar is boring. Not a good sign. Many liked Josh’s dish, but felt it needed to be seasoned more. Rick did not like Josie’s dish. Everyone loved John’s chowder.
Heading to the stew room, and everyone looks anxious. Padma calls John, Kristen, Brooke and Sheldon. Brooke took a risk even though she had immunity and for that reason she won! Yay! Kristen, what did you win? A new car! The judges want to see Eliza Danyele, Josh, and Micah. You can read the aggression from Josh’s and Micah’s stances. Micah’s vegetables were grainy, which unbalanced his dish. He tried to fix it, but he should’ve started over. Too late for that. Josh is called out for too big pieces of meat that was under-seasoned. Tom wants to know why Eliza’s meat was cut so thin. She tells them her reasoning. Danyele’s boar was unevenly cooked. She has tears in her eyes and starts telling the judges about everything that’s been hard for her. What are you doing? You don’t tell the judges your fears and shortcomings. This isn’t cathartic; this isn’t therapy. You better learn to play this game girl. Padma tells Eliza to pack her knives and go. Eliza is very gracious and respectful. That’s class. If you gotta go, that’s the way to do it. Professional.
Survivor Philippines Dec 12, 2012 by MelTheHound
Welcome back… Here’s where we stand kids.
Dangrayne Tribe (Merged)
- Denise Stapley, 41, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, therapist
- Abi-Maria Gomes, 32, Los Angeles, student
- Malcolm Freberg, 25, Hermosa Beach, California, bartender
- Lisa Whelchel, 49, Dallas, former star TV’s “The Facts of Life”
- Michael Skupin – Returning player who passed out and burned the skin off of his palms after falling into a fire.
Welcome back castaways. Last week, was family visit day. Lisa’s brother lit a fire under her butt about getting her head in the game, instead of her heart. Abi pushed her hidden idol ruse to it’s limit and Carter was sent home. Not because he was hated or anything like that but he was just strong enough to keep one of the other alphas out of the final 3. Abi-tch breathed a sigh of relief when she believed her hidden idol bit has worked. However, since it was obvious she would have played it if she had it, they all now know she’s a liar liar pants on fire. She says she’s going to try it again at the next council.. Not so fast there..
Back at camp, the discussion of what a nice guy Carter is and that it’s a shame he had to go. Skupin says it’s an experience he can learn something from. He’s young. Umm Okay. As they are all laying there getting ready to turn in, he says to Abi that it’s ironic that she’s still there but ironic who she is there with. In other words, not the ones she thought she would be with. TH Malcolm says that Lisa has shown she was in the game now by saying she’d rather go to the end with somebody that she can beat rather than somebody that she likes. He says that makes her very dangerous.
The following day (34), they are still discussing Carter when Abi-tch grabs her bag and says she’s going to go get some water. Yes, She’s still playing the hidden idol ruse but while she’s gone the others decide that she cannot have one or she would have played. TH Abi says that the Malcolm / Denise alliance is Very dangerous. She believes that Malcolm WILL play the hidden idol tonight so when the Denise, Malcolm, and Skupin go off into the woods (I’m guessing to get the ‘tree mail’ which we haven’t seen this season), Abi goes to work on Lisa. Trying to convince her that the two of them need to team up because the 4 person alliance that she’s currently a part of, she is on the bottom of it. She tells Lisa to be very careful and weary of them. TH Lisa says she really has to consider her options. Taking somebody to the end because she feels she can beat them, feels really ‘yucky’ inside but, to win, it’s probably her best bet. In her mind she’s keeping Abi on a short leash but for now she says it’s something to consider.
Reward challenge time. Here’s the game. Each person is to race up the ramp and down the slide on the other side. At which point they will run into the water and collect some rings that are tied to an anchor. 5 total. 2 the first time out, 3 the second time out. They do not have to climb back up the slide. Kind of a shame. I thought that might be fun to watch. Once they get all 5 rings, they then have to put one ring on one of 5 pegs by tossing them on. Ring Toss, Survivor style.
Let’s get started. (Highlights again)… Skupin is a man on a mission. He’s first over and first back with the rings. Denise, I’ve been noticing is a powerhouse for her size but she’s not the fastest runner there. She just doesn’t have the stride, especially in deep sand. Lisa is struggling by the time she gets to the water (it’s about knee deep where they have to get to it) but she manages it. Skupin, Malcolm and Denise are already back to the water by the time Lisa is carrying her first set back. As Lisa comes tumbling down he slide again, Abi is returning with her second set. Lisa is the last to complete this part of it. Once they have all 5, they can begin tossing the rings. Skupin lands the first one. It comes down to a match between he, and Malcolm. Skupin wins. Everybody is congratulating him and Abi-tch pulls him in for a hug. I swear he looked like he thought she had cooties. She’s trying to appear nice. Skupin reminisces about his last chopper ride, when they carried him away last time (see below for the reward).
The reward? He gets to choose two others to be taken on a Helicopter For a ride over the Philippines and they will be let off for a boat ride where they will have pizza, cookies, and pop (I call it pop). In addition they get to locate and swim with a whale shark. Since Malcolm took he and his son on his reward, Skupin first chooses him. Second, he chooses Lisa. Abi-tch says something to the effect of ‘blew that vote’ after Probst notes that she looks disappointed. Oh damn well. So, Denise and Abi-tch are sent back to camp as the others board the helicopter for their trip.
Denise says they’ll have to make the best of being at camp alone together. Abi-tch says she’s so disappointed and heartbroken. Boo Effing Hoo. Maybe if she’d been a little Nicer, she might get to go with once in awhile. In fact, I think the rewards she has participated in, she didn’t deserve to do so. TH Abi does some more complaining about how evil she thinks Denise is and how much she hates being alone there with her (I think she could very easily have staggered off into the woods and banged her head against the first solid tree she could find and been happier about it. I know both Denise and I would have been). TH Denise says this is going to be painful. It’s like being on the first date with the kid from kindergarten who use to pull your hair or spit in your lunch and then suddenly you’re on a date. Abi-tch says she is the swing vote and she doesn’t think Michael sees that. Oh, and she’s still talking about that false idol. They are out in the water collecting something or something like that. Abi is still going on about that idol, TH Denise notes that no one believes she has one and she wants to hang herself, gouge her eyes out, and poke needles in her ears (probably knitting needles) so she can have a peaceful afternoon. Enough of that…
On the reward boat, they are enjoying their food and yucking it up. Skupin says he hasn’t had pop in 30 years. Malcolm says he’s been alive 24 years and he’s never said the words, “I’m drinking pop”. Must be a midwest thing or a Michigan thing (Skupin is from Michigan). Since he doesn’t typically eat sugar, he’s getting a sugar buzz. The guides and fishermen are trying to locate one of these massive fish for them to look at, they find one, and it turns out they are going to get up close and personal with this whale shark. He was big enough to swallow all 3 of them whole. After the swim, the typical strategy talk starts. The discussion turns to Denise and how well she’s played the game. Hasn’t pissed anyone off, pulled probably more than her weight, and how any of them against her in the jury vote, is likely to lose. The vibe we get from this is Denise is next to go simply because they believe she’s unbeatable.
The next day back at camp, day 36, Denise has been bitten by something and it’s painful. She doesn’t know what apparently it happened while she was sleeping. Look at the picture, I would think with a bite mark spread that far apart, would have come from something big enough for someone to notice it unless it happened in the night. Anyway, She’s in a lot of pain from it. The group offers up a prayer which was way too long (I remember reading the book. It says, with regard to prayers, keep them short and simple and if I remember correctly, secret. I leave that there.) during which everyone was at least respectful. Denise is fearful that with 3 days left, this may cost her the game. TH Abi-tch notes that for Her, this is the best thing that could have happened. She’s been gunning for Denise the entire episode. See the photo of BSC woman joy on her face. Ummm, okay.. You have a hidden idol that you haven’t played yet, Abi-tch, Right?
Immunity Challenge time. At this point, they way they’ve shown us the edit, Denise had better win or she’s done. Or, if by some small chance, Hell freezes over again and Abi-tch wins. You know from all your reality TV watching though that nothing is ever as it seems. So here we go. The challenge is to use to small planks to walk or get across the ropes along the way collecting two pieces to a puzzle maze they are to build at the other end. Once they get across, they can begin assembly. Once they complete it, they have to navigate a ball though there by tip/tilt of the maze table to guide it. Now, Maze, is what They called it. To me a maze has several options that aren’t openly obvious. This is just a trail with some holes in it that they are supposed to get the ball in the last one. The real competition here is to get the puzzle completed first. There are several ways however that it can Look right but still be wrong. Each hole must actually go through, not be blocked.
Okay.. Probst asks Malcolm for the immunity necklace who makes Probst remove it from him, as every other player has. They get started, each going more than 2 or 3 spaces at a time collecting their maze pieces. Abi is struggling a bit with it, Malcolm falls off and has to start over as the rest get to the other side and begin assembling their puzzles. I thought this would be one that Lisa would shine at. It didn’t require too much physical strength and she seemed to be good at puzzles. It is Denise that appears to be running away with getting the puzzle done but Malcolm gets his started and seemingly easily catches up with her. It Looks like Denise is finally done putting it together but there are at least two pieces out of place (if there is one, there must be two). The others are never really in this race to speak of and it is Malcolm who finishes his first. A ball, a few tilts and twists of the table, he wins immunity, much to Denise’s disappointment I’m sure. Remember he still has the True hidden idol.
Back at camp, a short strategery discussion is had. Denise at one point asks Malcolm to play the idol, for her. He knows as well as anyone else, she can beat him even if he won all the challenges. Abi-tch And Lisa appear to be pushing hard to send Denise home. Malcolm and Skupin appear to be on board but let’s see how it really all plays out. The only two votes we can easily predict at this point are Denise and Abi, for each other so for all intents and purposes, their votes don’t count unless Malcolm plays that idol for one of them.
They get to the council place, the jury is brought in, Carter looks confused by the whole thing. Probst notes that Malcolm still holds two idols. He asks Lisa to recount what happened back at camp after the challenge. She says that Abi was playing the game (as were the rest). Poor Abi’s back is against the wall because everyone hates her. She must have figured out that they all know her ‘hidden’ idol is BS by this point. Probst notes to Abi-tch all the hate for her and yet, she might be someone good to take to the end. She says absolutely, she’s the best one to take to the end because everyone can beat her (this is her new strategy du jour). To Denise he says that Abi makes a pretty compelling case for taking her to the end. Denise says that she’s easily beatable because she hasn’t out played the others. Probst answers you could say that she’s outplayed 13 other people. Then Denise says what we all know. That Tandang never had to go through all the tribal councils. It’s been part luck that Abi-tch is still there. Lisa, takes offense to this and says the reason that they didn’t have to is because her team stepped it up. Ummm, No Lisa. There were times your team lost and you still didn’t have to go to council is because another team sucked more than yours. I still say if this began as the typical two tribe game, you wouldn’t be there. (Denise didn’t say that, she just said okay and stopped talking, I’m saying that For Denise). Probst asks Malcolm what he thinks of all this. He answers that at this point in the game, he’s considering who he can beat. Abi-tch pipes in with pick me. That turns the attention back to her and she’s asked if she believes Denise can take the whole thing. She says, either Malcolm or Denise is going to win the game. Lisa and Skupin, can Not win at this point especially if the other two are still there. Probst asks Skupin for his reaction to all this.. As he begins trying to answer, the bitch calls him an idiot. As he tries to continue, she continues to interrupt him calling him a Moron, twice. Probst asks Lisa if that is working out for her. She says yes, she’d rather sit next to someone she knows she can beat. He asks Malcolm if that’s a valid strategy since he’s a superfan (the one Abi-tch is using, playing the martyr who just wants to make the final 3). Malcolm says yes, it’s worked in the past and in fact, to the million dollar prize.
Okay, enough of this tripe. As they go off to vote, the camera flashes on Penner sitting on the jury bench. Who is he flipping off? The Cameras? Abi? Bitter much? As Denise votes for Abi-tch she says if it doesn’t go as planned, there is something terribly wrong in the universe (remember, Hell has frozen over at least once on this game). The others vote. The votes are in. Probst asks for the hidden idol. Rather than playing it for Denise (because he doesn’t believe she’s at risk) decides to keep it as a keepsake. Denise looks a little annoyed by this because she Did ask for him to play it for her. I guess he doesn’t have to and it is a game but you could see her feeling a little heated. First vote read is Abi’s vote for Denise. The next for Abi and the next. 4th vote read, 14th person gone, Look at the picture…
DING DONG THE BITCH IS GONE! (sorry).. The cast mates are doing a happy dance as they head back to camp. She said something in her exit interview, I’m sure. I didn’t pay any attention to it. Had she been a nicer person I might have cared what she had to say. It seems all season long, this has been the poor me player bested only by Lisa most of the time. In the end, I think it was her mouth that got her kicked off. I think Skupin and Lisa may have changed their minds when she called him names. Never a good idea if you want the votes. Or she was gone regardless. What do I know.
See you next time which will be Monday morning recapping Sunday night’s 2 hour (groan) finale, 8:30 to 10:30 eastern, on CBS. There is also some half hour after show it looks like. If it’s worth recapping, I will, if not, I won’t. I don’t remember, is that last half hour typically the vote?
Watch here if you like.
Respectfully, MTH aka ‘WTFI Jeff’ 😀
Thursday Night Lineup, December 13th by BB
8PM – Real Housewives of Atlanta First Look (Bravo 8:30); Big Bang Theory/Two and a Half Men (CBS); The Vampire Diaries (CW); Up All Night (NBC); Last Resort (ABC); The X Factor (Fox); Hotel Impossible (HGTV); Apollo Live (BET); Oprah’s Favorite Things: 2012 (OWN); Wicked Tuna (NatGeo)
9PM – Real Housewives of Miami (Bravo); Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime); Person of Interest (CBS); Beauty and the Beast (CW); Take It All (NBC); Grey’s Anatomy (ABC); Glee (Fox); Extreme Homes (HGTV); The First 48 (A&E); Top Ten Weddings of 2012 (TLC); Mysteries at the Museum (Trvl); Rocket City Rednecks (NatGeo); Will: Family Secrets Revealed; Stieg Larsson (ID); Mary Mary (WE); Raising House (DIY); Cheetah: Fatal Instinct (NatGeoWild)
10PM – Elementary (CBS); Secrets of the Royal Nursery (Lifetime); Rock Center with Brian Williams (NBC); Scandal (ABC); It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia/The League (FX); Burn Notice (USA); Jersey Shore (MTV); Panic 911 (A&E); Ghost Town Gold (Discovery); Impractical Jokers (truTV); Sweet Genius (Food); American Chainsaw (NatGeo); Nightmare Christmas (ID); The Family That Stays Together (Biography); Shocking Family Secrets (FitTV); Rodeo (GAC)
11PM – Watch What Happens Live: Mama Elsa Patton & Mark Consuelos (Bravo)
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Request for Bloggers
It’s that time of year where shows are ending and new ones will start in January. If you’d like to blog a new show, please let me know.
- Millionaire Matchmaker
- Vanderpump Rules
- Dance Moms
Plus we’re looking for someone to finish up Top Chef Seattle in January as Keida needs to focus on other things.