Gregg Leakes Proposes to NeNe and Other Reality News by NoMoreDrama
The ink has barely dried on their divorce, but the are getting ready to walk down the aisle again. It’s official, Gregg Leakes proposed to ex-wife NeNe Leakes on new Year’s Eve and she said YES. NeNe tweeted photos and the news as it unrolled.
“Look what he did 2 our beach condo hall way”
Look @ our nite cap!
IT’S ON NOW! #2013
My answer was …. yes
Congratulations to NeNe and Gregg! While I’m not convinced their divorce was real (as in not for the show) but I am convinced he’s great for her.
Adrienne Maloof handed out fashion rules for New Year’s Eve for E-Online! Her tips…
“1. Rock the LBD. “Without fail, my number one recommendation for New Year’s Eve dressing is a fabulous little black dress. You can never go wrong! It always looks chic.” How original of Adrienne!
2. Add metallic accessories. “If you want your little black dress to pop, add some fun metallic accessories because nothing says festive like a little sparkle. I love adding silver and gold shoes, a clutch and great jewelry.” Don’t forget the tinsel in your hair!
3. Comfort is key. “Sometimes after a few weeks of eating and celebrating, you don’t feel up to squeezing into something form-fitting. A perfect alternative is a pair of loose, flowing black palazzo pants in a silk or rayon like material.” And put on a pair or Adrienne’s sky high heels to be really comfortable!
What makes this whole article extra humorous is our opinion of Adrienne’s fashion sense. Take a look at the survey results below!!
Tamra Barney rocked a onesie for her New Year’s Eve bash with her family. While Tamra didn’t rate well in our fashion sense survey, I think the onesie is a great look for her.
The Dance Moms rocked the red carpet for a premiere party in Pittsburgh according to CBSPittsburgh. “I think we just all think of ourselves as normal people; and it’s like, when we go places and people what pictures and stuff, it’s crazy cause we’re just like, we’re just normal moms just like everybody else,” said Kelly Hyland, of the “Dance Moms.” Abby Lee Miller and all five of the Dance Moms were at the party. Asked about the popularity of the show, Abby said: “Are you kidding? The first six episodes I said, ‘No one’s going watch this. Now we’re in 27 countries and 68 million people watch the show.”
And if you’re hoping Abby couldn’t possibly be as mean as she appears on the show, think again. Here’s an interview with 11 year old dancer Chloe with OkMagazine. Asked about her real relationship with Abby. “Well… she’s worse in real life,” Chloe says. “I just take the corrections and I block the rest out.”
Dance Moms Special and Episode One Recap by adelaidesmommy
Before I dive into the recap, I wanted to introduce myself. I’m a new mom (8 months now!) from Austin, TX. I’ve been a huge fan of this blog for many years – especially anything related to the RHs. I write for a living, so I volunteered to pen this blog for a little creative fun. I’m a fan of Dance Moms and excited to cover the upcoming season for y’all. Here we go…..
The New Year gave us two gems from Dance Moms: 1) a preview of the season, “The Smoke Before the Fire” and 2) the first episode of the season, “The Beginning of the End.”
Special: The Smoke Before the Fire.
The night started with a one hour special that gave us updates on each mom/kid as we head into Season 3. The plus? The audience got to ask the questions (probably planted), but unfortunately, it was hosted by Jeff Collins – the same guy who hosted the reunions. Someone needs to give him “Hosting for Dummies.” Seriously, he is awful – why doesn’t Andy Cohen work for Lifetime?
For the sake of everyone’s time, I’m skipping the play-by-play, but bulleted the major gossip below.
- Abby has a special someone…..errr, what? She was quite elusive about him.
- Holly totally dodged the question on which mom is most difficult to get along with. BOO!
- Abby is disgusted that the moms charge fans to take pics with the kids. Christi defends this saying they sold tickets to “meet and greets” in order to provide security for the kids. Just noticed Christi has a gap in her bottom teeth – I dig it.
- Christi blocked Abby from her twitter feed because she was getting obsessive at commenting.
- Christi’s husband doesn’t like Abby and vice versa. Abby doesn’t like him because she doesn’t think he supports Chloe’s dance career. As a side note, Christi seems to be on the verge of tears which is unlike her. I wonder what’s really going on.
- Kelly comes out and ONCE AGAIN, we are given the cliff notes version of “too much history” regarding her relationship with Abby. At this point, I roll my eyes. I wish they would tell us what went down to cause so much hostility. I’m starting to daydream it’s much worse than it probably was.
- Oh wow! Christi started a jewelry line with Melissa and Kelly feel left out. I thought Christi hated Melissa.
- Abby is critical of Chloe because she is spending too much time being famous. Christi thinks ALM is jealous of Chloe’s fan base.
- Abby says she should have been smarter and more guarded with Melissa. She mentions that Melissa’s loyalty is with the other moms – not her. She says that Melissa feels it’s more important to be good friends with the other moms than a good mom to Maddie. Oh snap – that’s harsh. I wonder if Melissa has changed due to viewer backlash.
- Abby acknowledges that Maddie receives special treatment – it’s about time! I actually wanted to give Abby a picture at the top of my pyramid for finally admitting it.
- Melissa helps pays for less fortunate kids to take dance classes. I’m not a fan of hers….but ice just melted a little.
- Someone asked Melissa if she would get married on the show. She was noncommittal. Ugh, please let her decide against this. I already dread the stupid drama Melissa dreams up, so a few episodes of her planning a wedding makes my stomach turn. Obviously, good ole Jeff is gung-ho on the idea which basically means it will happen. Get ready for Melissa being upset a lot and all of us being confused about why she’s got her panties in a wad.
- Jill says no plastic surgery, but admits to Botox and filler.
- Cathy says she will beat Abby this year. Abby agrees because her kids are missing too much practice. Cathy also calls out Jill on her bad hair. Mean girl.
- Cathy says that Christi choked her at last year’s nationals. Why wasn’t this filmed? Allegedly, Cathy threw a whole bottle of water in Christi’s face and she choked her back. Cathy also fell off the curb in the process. From her tone, I’m guessing it wasn’t as serious as it sounds. Christi denies it. Someone needs to film better, stat.
- At the end, Kelly talks about how horrible Abby is to Paige. As she is talking, you can see Abby’s eyes watering up. Is she feeling guilty? Jeff doesn’t probe further (sigh), so hopefully, we will see more during the season.
Episode 1: The Beginning of the End.
Everyone returns after the break and is excited about the win at nationals. Kelly doesn’t show up. ALM walks in and rips Brooke’s and Paige’s pictures out of the pyramid. She doesn’t want to do the pyramid because there aren’t enough people. I’m seriously sad. I love seeing Chloe at the top of the pyramid and I’m convinced she’s there this time (she is – ALM confirms it later in the show).
ALM is also peeved that some of the girls don’t know the group dances taught during break by guest choreographers (while ALM was filming her dance competition show). Apparently, none of the girls showed up to learn the dances and that embarrassed ALM. She reminds viewers that the break was a time to set new goals and overcome obstacles to improve. She then rips everyone’s picture off the mirror. Holly objects, but if falls on deaf ears.
For this episode, they are headed to Intensity Dance in Denver, CO. ALM notifies the moms/kids that she is holding auditions to replace Brooke & Paige. She asks them to be nice to the new folks. Christi’s talking head says, “Maybe I ought to rip your pyramid down, throw it in the dumpster, ‘cause it won’t fit in the trashcan.” So, I LOVE Christi – she is my absolute favorite, but I’m sick of the fat jokes from all the moms. I hate that I’m defending ALM, but I think it’s below the belt. Let’s hope they cut back on them during season 3.
Chloe asks about solos, but ALM isn’t sure if anyone will do one. Christi is upset that Chloe even asked. ALM’s focus is the group. The group routine is called Angel & Demons. The angel is being torn up inside by the demons. She wants to let them out, but also wants to hide them from everyone. Because Brooke & Paige didn’t show up, Chloe will play the angel and the rest are demons (more would be angels if B&P were there). Why do the kids care? I think demon would be more fun anyways. The moms comment that ALM didn’t kick Kelly out – she left and will not come crawling back. Jill comments that Kendall has never been at the top of the pyramid and that’s her goal. Broken record.
Next is the open audition. Tons of little girls from ALL over. Jill says there is a fear that ALM will find someone better and Kendall will be replaced. And now for the quote of the week, brought to you by Jill. “It’s kind of interesting sitting in the viewing room watching these moms. It’s almost like the moms were competing, as well as their kids. These moms are crazy.” I’m just going to let the irony of that statement hang there for a bit…… Some random women confronts Leslie (Peyton’s mom) about leaving the 8 other kids in L.A. Leslie says she doesn’t have to answer to anyone. Other mom goes off. I have no idea (and don’t care) what this argument is about.
The competition at the audition is pretty good. Holly admits that she feels pressure that ALM may replace all the girls. Melissa comments that the finalists are all tall which means whoever is chosen will most likely be the feature in all the dances. ALM says she’s overwhelmed about who to ask back to rehearsal the next day and warns that she may replace more than Brooke & Paige.
Cut to Brooke & Paige at home. Kelly asks them their thoughts on dance. Brooke doesn’t know if she wants to dance. Paige does want to dance, but also wants to model. Brooke flips it on her mom and asks if she wants to go back. Kelly says no.
Back to the studio. Kendall gets a solo called “It Girl”! Jill is pumped and says it’s like the first gift of Christmas. What? My parents always gave me the big gift last. Fail. Jill pesters ALM about who she picked from the audition. ALM is mum. Holly asks if the new kid may get a solo. ALM says yes. Jill wonders why the new kid won’t start on probation like Kendall did. ALM just leaves the room. Awesome sauce.
Kendall’s solo looks cute. Jill says it’s her year. ALM says the reports from the guest choreographers (while she was in L.A.) was that Kendall was always there and working really hard. She thinks Kendall will be a force to be reckoned with. She is hard on Kendall during rehearsal and Kendall starts crying and runs up to her mom. ALM follows her to the mom’s balcony and says Kendall can’t remember combos. Kendall keeps crying while ALM secretly listens. She then comments on the craziness of a 9-year-old crying on Mommy’s lap. Jill confronts her about it and says “we can’t compete.” She then reiterates (for those of you who don’t know) that her goal is for Kendall to be at the top of the pyramid.
Group rehearsal starts. Holly says ALM is more egotistical this year. Enter new moms/kids (2 of them). ALM is going with only one dancer. ALM picks Ally who is 13 from New Orleans. She is cute as a button.
Oh dear, here comes Cathy and Vivi eating ice cream. Cathy announces she is looking for a brand new team. Justice is not returning. She proceeds to have a one-sided conversation about creating an all boy team. She asks Vivi if that’s okay. Vivi is copasetic. Does Vivi talk?
Back to the studio. ALM gives Chloe’s feature to Ally because she is the tallest. The moms join Ally’s mom, Shelly, in the balcony. Holly catches on quick to Ally as the new lead. Holly and Jill think ALM gave Ally the part to get back at Chloe for taking a family vacation. Jill and Christi mention that Chloe has worked hard for the feature and she has been with ALM since she was 2. Shelly seems uncomfortable and apologizes.
Yippee. Chloe gets a solo called Nobody’s Perfect. Seriously, Abby? ALM lays it on pretty thick about defending her national title. Maddie also gets a solo because she had the best attendance over the break. Mackenzie also gets a solo called Goodie Goodie. ALM says she can’t hide in Maddie’s shadow anymore since she is a national title holder.
Back at group, ALM says their skills aren’t on par with last season. She threatens to pull all the demons out of the group and make it a solo for Ally if it doesn’t improve. Holly is mad because that will mean Nia isn’t dancing at all. She confronts ALM, but no resolution.
ALM and Shelly hang out at a bakery. I think it’s nice given that Shelly doesn’t know Pittsburgh or anyone in it. Shelly says the other moms are nice and honest. She says she is not a dance mom. I believe her. ALM tells her to never let the other moms see you sweat or cry.
At the competition in Denver, ALM hasn’t made a decision about the group. Holly is still upset. ALM doesn’t care. Christi comments that she misses Kelly. Even Melissa misses her. Shelly says it’s clear she’s in Kelly’s seat and Ally is in Brooke & Paige’s spot. She doesn’t know what to say. Christi says that she should refuse to let Ally do the solo if ALM removes the group. Shelly feels like that’s telling a dance teacher how to dance. I’m torn here. I feel sorry for Shelly. As a viewer, we haven’t seen much, but she clearly isn’t someone who wants to rock the boat. In this situation, she is going to make either the moms or ALM mad. But I also feel sorry for Nia. I adore her and think it’s horrible that she would fly to Denver and not dance.
Jill isn’t sure Shelly will fit in with the moms and thinks she has an ulterior motive. Holly doesn’t understand why she wouldn’t question a teacher. Christi thinks she is too nice and makes Holly look rough. Shelly goes outside and pleads with ALM to make it a group dance. ALM confirms that it will be a group, but that she needs to keep the moms under control.
Maddie performs her lyrical solo, “Don’t Leave Me.” She does a wonderful job and looks beautiful. The solo is a little slow…. Sometimes I wish Maddie would do something upbeat and fun. Chloe is next with her contemporary solo. She is feeling pressure from ALM to defend her title. Her costume is gorgeous. Christi says Chloe is dancing from the heart. She looks really good, but I always think she does. Afterwards, Chloe says she forgot two steps, but you can’t tell. ALM compliments both Maddies & Chloe. ALM says Maddie has improved over the break. She points out that Chloe missed the steps during the turns. In her talking head, Christi calls Chloe “the new Paige” and says ALM is jealous of Chloe.
ALM gets a surprise visit from Mark, her high school friend. Allegedly, he is the boy that Kelly stole from ALM. ALM disputes this. He doesn’t even remember who Kelly is.ALM asks Shelly and Ally to join her and Mark to watch some dancers. When they leave, Christi says that Mark did date Kelly.
Kendall’s jazz solo is next. Jill thinks it was good – not fabulous. Personally, I wasn’t a fan. Kendall is adorable, but you can see her thinking while she dances. She doesn’t appear to have the confidence that I’ve seen in her before. ALM thought it was entertaining and fun, but thinks she should have blown Maddie and Chloe out of the water because she was around during the break. Jill agrees.
ALM confirms that they will do the lyrical group dance. Ally is nervous that she will let ALM down. The dance is really good, Ally is really good, and the costumes are awesome. I’m so proud! ALM thought the group was amazing and Ally was gorgeous. Christi is mad that Ally gets all the credit.
Mackenzie is up for her acrobatic solo. ALM has made a few changes. Honestly, last minute? We all know Mac isn’t great at remembering dances. The other girls pray that Mackenzie will remember her dance. She does a good job. Her bow flies out of her hair, so she stalls for a minute, but then keeps going. Mackenzie is upset and cries a tiny bit. ALM is mad at Melissa for the bow not being “sewed to her head.” ALM says she saw Mackenzie crying off stage.
Finally – awards. This episode was SUPER long – 1.5 hours. Mac gets first place in mini solo award. Kendall gets 5th in junior solo and of course, Jill was hoping for higher. Chloe gets 2nd place and Christi says that means bottom of the pyramid next week for her. Maddie gets 1st, she is beaming and I’m happy for her. ALM says Chloe let Maddie get back on top. The girls win first in junior group. ALM is proud of the girls and the clean sweep. Chloe wishes Brooke & Paige were there with them.
ALM thanks Ally for being there and for being someone who wants to work hard unlike Brooke & Paige. Christi says ALM should have been more encouraging to B&P. ALM cusses back and Christi gets mad. ALM reminds her that there is always another kid, so she can hit the road. ALM thinks the week was nice without Kelly and wants to get rid of Christi. She apologizes for cussing and goes out to eat with her friend Mark.
Ta da! They didn’t announce this week’s Top Mom, so I’ll include in my next blog. Stay tuned for a recap of the preview. I’ll work on condensing this blog entry next week – and hopefully, the episode is shorter.
More End of the Year Survey Results
Who has the Best Fashion Sense?
Lisa Vanderpump – 27%
Carole Radziwill – 14%
Yolanda Foster – 13%
Cynthia Bailey tied with Brandi Glanville – 6%
Who has the Worst Fashion Sense?
Adrienne Maloof – 16%
Tamra Barney – 10%
Kyle Richards – 9%
Kim Zolciak – 8%
Who has the Best Business Sense?
Lisa Vanderpump – 48%
Ramona Singer – 19%
Heather Thomson – 13%
Kandi Burruss – 7%
Who has the Least Business Sense?
Sonja Morgan – 29%
Alexis Bellino – 11%
Kim Zolciak tied with Taylor Armstrong – 8%
Who do you think is the Most Fake?
Taylor Armstrong – 18%
3 way tie: LuAnn DeLesseps, Teresa Giudice, and Melissa Gorga – 10%
Yesterday’s Survey Results
Who would be the most fun to hang out with?
Brandi Glanville – 25%
Lisa Vanderpump – 23%
Carole Radziwill – 11%
Ramona Singer – 9%
Who would you trust the most?
Lisa Vanderpump – 39%
Yolanda Foster – 11%
Heather Thomson 9%
Carole Radziwill – 8%
Who would you trust the least?
Kyle Richards – 17%
Taylor Armstrong – 14%
Tamra Barney – 13%
Teresa Giudice – 11%
Who has the hottest/best husband/boyfriend?
Lisa Vanderpump – 19%
Kyle Richards – 18%
Joanna Krupa – 15%
Ramona Singer tied with Phaedra Parks – 12%
Who has the yuckiest/worst husband/boyfriend?
Teresa Giudice – 22%
4 way tie – Vicki Gunvalson / Alexis Bellino / Melissa Gorga / Kathy Wakile – 10%
Wednesday Night Lineup, January 2nd by BB
8PM – Whitney/Guys with Kids (NBC); Mobbed (Fox); Cousins on Call (HGTV); E! News Special (E!); My Grandmother’s Ravioli (8:30 Cook)
9PM – Law and Order SVU (NBC); Mobbed (Fox); Toddlers and Tiaras (TLC); Amish Mafia (Discovery); The Hour (BBC); Full Throttle Saloon (truTV); Restaurant Impossible (Food); Border Wars (NatGeo); Ice Cold Killers (ID); Homewreckers (DIY); Not My Mama’s Meals/Extra Virgin (Cook)
10PM – Top Chef Seattle (Bravo); Chicago Fire (NBC); Nashville (ABC); American Horror Story: Asylum (FX); House Hunters (HGTV); Cheer Perfection (TLC); Moonshiners (Discovery); The Soup/Love You, Mean It (E!); Black Gold (truTV); Sweepstakers (OWN); American Restoration (History); Fast Foods Gone Global (Trvl); Hell on the Highway (NatGeo); Stalked: Someone’s Watching (ID); I Want That (DIY); Stranger Than Nature (NGWild)