Gossip by NoMoreDrama
Jenni Pulos is Pregnant
Congratulations to Jenni Pulos and husband Johnathon Nassos who are expecting their first child. Viewers of Flipping Out watched the couple’s wedding this fall (the actual wedding was in May), and shortly afterwards Jenni confided to viewers that she was “late.” Unfortunately Jenni miscarried, but in October discovered she was expecting again. She’s 17 weeks along and says she’s equal parts thrilled and scared. If she can handle Jeff Lewis, she can handle a baby. Read more here.
GG from Shahs continues to bash her Castmates
Miss Golnesa (GG) from Shahs of Sunset continues to show a very ugly side on twitter, taking every chance she can get to bash her castmates. Last night she was interacting with viewers of the show. Asked if they ever cooked – because her fridge was empty – she responded “I don’t cook. Unlike some people who cook & suck c*** to keep a man” I added the ****s. It was an obvious dig at Asa who had confided to viewers that she cooked and brought meals to her boyfriend. I’m a little confused how cooking and sex became bad things for a relationship. What exactly does GG bring to a relationship – acting BSC and spending money come to mind. I’d rather have a home cooked meal.
As for newcoming Lilly, this tweet seemed like a dig at her: “Some people we know wanna look like Kim K. (no names mentioned) but I’m gonna act like her and get preggers!!! You with me MJ” If you’ve seen the show, Lilly talks and sort of looks like Kim K. It’s a little disconcerting (and annoying). Although in a later tweet GG claimed she was not talking about Lilly.
Here’s a hint GG – don’t use Kim as a role model. Is it too much to expect people to get divorced BEFORE they have babies with another guy?
Two Sides – Two Stories – Let’s get Ready for Part II of the Miami Reunion!
Viewers of the Real Housewives of Miami were left wondering what had happened between Lea Black and Ana Quincoces after Part I of the Reunion aired last week. Since then, both ladies have had the chance to respond to what they saw on TV.
From Ana is an explanation of why she came prepared to battle Lea. She says in this interview that she was warned by two housewives that Lea was gunning for her, and she came prepared. Lea started in on her and she retaliated – with information in that thick file of hers.
From Lea is the explanation that Ana was attacking her to be relevant and to defend Marysol Patton. She then goes on to explain the background between her feud with Marysol in this Rumorfix article.
I’m still at a disadvantage because I haven’t seen the reunion yet, but I’ll be watching tonight. I won’t be starting a chat blog tonight – just use this blog to chat. Chat blogs will resume for Sunday’s Real Housewives of Atlanta episode.
Sister Wives Season 3 Finale and Aftershow by BB
The season finale starts off with Kody and the wives meeting to make some final decisions on carpet, tile and things for their houses. Wait, haven’t we seen this already? Do we have to go through watching Meri being her childish self again? They want to be in their homes before Christmas. They got pre-qualification letters for construction, but they have to meet certain criteria to correct their credit before they qualify to close on the houses. Christine is totally stressed out about having to look perfect on paper in order to qualify. She’s behind on the paperwork, whatever that means. I guess she’s never had to manage a budget in her life. That’s a little sad and doesn’t help with the stereotypical opinions people have about polygamy. They are not guaranteed to get into these homes but, according to Kody, it’s looking really good.
Back to decisions about carpet and such. They start with Robyn first. She seems to not have that much trouble picking out carpet and tile colors. Next comes Meri, who is $200 over budget before she even starts making her choices. When they begin, she wants to see the upgraded samples just for fun. She claims she can be very practical and logical, but she has an emotional side and wants her house to be just right from the get-go rather than spending extra money down the road for it to be right. Kody tries to put his foot down with Meri and she accuses him of being defensive when she walks into the room. Meri walks out and asks that they do the other two women (Janelle and Christine), and then get back to her.
Janelle is next and has to give up her concrete pad in the back of her house so she can come in under budget. She has no problem with this. Christine is also way under budget and wants to get some exterior stone on her house with her extra money. She’s willing to give up some other things for it. Kody asks her if she wants to use what’s left over in her budget for her stone to help Meri out. Christine actually considers it and later tells the others she felt selfish for wanting to use her extra money for stone on her house. Kody and Meri assure her she needs not feel guilty about it. Are they kidding? If Christine had offered to give her extra budget to Meri, she would have snapped it up and not felt a bit bad about it. Kody sure didn’t look like he was kidding when he ask Christine about it either.
Meri finally comes in to finalize her choices and brings her wing man Robyn with her. Kody thinks Meri went straight to Robyn and get her to side with her. Meri can’t believe Kody said that and is all aghast about it. I cannot stand Meri. There I said it. She is a big baby and very selfish. Why Kody and the others put up with her shit I can’t figure out. Meri is still over budget when she leaves. She says that’s something she will have to pay for herself and it will not be coming out of the other wives’ budgets.
At Meri’s house, they are making a video of all the family members talking about Logan for him to take with him when he goes away to college.
Kody is getting his hair cut by Kennedy, who does his and Meri’s hair. Just for the record, in my opinion, Kody and Meri’s hair styles are the worst of the lot, so that doesn’t say much for Kennedy, their stylist. I’m not sure which of the two looks more like Jeff Spicoli, Meri or Kody. You be the judge. Kennedy informs Kody that his hair is getting thinner and thinner and he considers for a moment just shaving it all off. Please, please go for it Kody. Alas, he chickens out. Too bad. Kennedy doesn’t think Kody has many options left. His wives love his shaggy, surfer look. I think it’s kind of juvenile myself.
Logan, Janelle and Kody’s oldest son, is finally leaving home. He’s going to UNLV about 30 minutes away. They are having breakfast and Madison is kidding Kody about going bald. They show a picture of Kody with a buzz cut and he looks better in my opinion; like the mature man he should be. On the couch, Kody and the wives seriously discuss his hair style. He promises he won’t shave it until they discuss it further. I can’t believe I’m typing this. They are really that serious about Kody’s hair that they will have a family discussion before he changes his style. Unbelievable.
OK. The family made a quilt for Logan with everyone’s picture on it in the UNLV colors. Everyone is signing it. He can take it to college with him. I hope Logan has a place in his dorm room he can hide it. It’s nice of them to do it, but I hope they don’t expect him to have it in plain sight on his bed. I think they could have come up with something a little less obvious for him to take with him. Enough said. They have a goodbye cookout for Logan’s going away. Kody is excited about Logan going out on his own and at the same time melancholy about it. I get it, but you don’t raise your children to live with you forever. You raise them to go out on their own and live their own lives.
I’m not sure what Logan thinks about the quilt, embarrassment and appreciation at the same time. They watch the video and then go over to the new house lots before Logan leaves. The subject comes up about Meri needing to make a decision about having another baby. That again? If in doubt, leave it out. Anyway, Meri will make a decision after she gets into her new home. They get all verklempt about wanting to get into their new homes by Christmas because it’s the last place these older kids will live before they leave for college. I think the adults fear that once their kids leave, they will never ever want to come back. Are they really that insecure about it? In my opinion, it’s the people they are going to miss, not the dwellings. They talk about getting a family mission statement together, like the Dargers have. They should have done that a long time ago. I doubt the Browns could ever come to a consensus as to what their mission statement should contain. I can just see it now. That’s probably what the whole next season will be about. Kody closes by saying he believes all the kids will be good citizens because of the experiences they’ve had growing up in their big family together. I don’t think that’s what makes kids good citizens, but whatever.
The aftershow or “secrets revealed.” We’re supposed to find out what the cameras didn’t catch. I hope it’s more interesting that what the cameras did catch. First thing I notice is that all the wives are heavily made up and Kody still has his shaggy mane. He says he never expected to land where they are.
They first talk about the Dargers, who Christine says are good friends of theirs. They demonstrate by flashbacks just how different the two families are. Meri could be married to “that” (speaking about Joe’s organizational skills). Kody says he could have more organization if he had more obedience. They all have a good laugh about that. Hardy-har-har.
What struck a nerve was the sharing of a kitchen. This goes back to when Kody brought Janelle into the family with Meri and Meri was abusive to Janelle. Meri admits there’s a lot of history in the family and they’ve tried to move past it. The hostess says they’ve signed up to be a unit and if they can’t live in the same house, it’s counter to being in a plural marriage, isn’t it? The wives disagree and say what they are doing now works well for them. They’ve lived under the same roof, but like how it is now better. Meri says the slate hasn’t been wiped clean between she and Janelle because it’s part of their past. Meri and Janelle agree they don’t think alike, but they are committed to making it work for the good of the whole family. Janelle says she never considers leaving the family now; but she knows when she needs to back off and be by herself.
The next item discussed is the negative stereotype of plural marriages like what the Warren Jeffs group and other groups put out there. They describe Jeffs as evil, and they still get associated with groups like his, even though they are not. They discuss the episode when some of the Brown kids interacted with others who had been part of the other polygamist groups and the Holding Out Help organization. Janelle discusses her reaction to seeing her daughter dressed in traditional garb.
Next they discuss the four new houses located side by side. At this point, they still aren’t in their houses. They have no plan B if they don’t qualify for their houses. They are depending on divine intervention to make it financially. I guess their “My Sister Wives Closet” business venture must not be doing well since it’s not mentioned.
The topic turns to Meri’s selfishness about wanting her big dream home and the infamous wet bar. The hostess asks her if perhaps she went overboard with her demands compared with her sister wives’ needs. Is it fair that they shared the budget equally dollar for dollar? Meri says it makes sense and it has been accomplished in her own mind. Janelle says she struggled with it and in the end she got her needs met and that’s what it comes down to. Meri said if it came down to someone not getting what they needed, she would have given up her wet bar. I don’t believe that Meri would have happily have given up on what she wanted so easily. I just don’t. They have individual accounts and one central fund also. It’s really not clear how the money works with this family and probably never will be. I’m pretty sure Janelle used to handle all the finances until they had to have four separate mortgages and that’s when the separate accounts came into play.
OMG. Can we get over Meri having another baby already? She is supposed to decide by the end of the year. It’s the end of the year. Meri doesn’t think Kody understands what Meri is going through. The hostess is pretty spot on when she says she thinks Meri has an answer and she’s just not saying. She thinks when Meri heard Kody tell her he’s having more children with or without her, she figured she wouldn’t have a child in the house and wouldn’t be as important to Kody. I agree. Kody says she won’t lose any time with him baby or not. Meri doesn’t think Kody will love her less because she doesn’t have a baby. I really don’t care if I EVER hear another word about it. I’m over it.
The next segment is with the teens. I don’t learn anything different. Mariah still wants her mom to have another baby. Hunter thinks they have enough kids, almost too many. Mykelti thinks they need more. She was hanging out with a bad group of girls, who were drinking, but she didn’t. Mariah still wants to live in a plural marriage. Aspyn also wants to be in a plural family, but she thinks it would be hard to find one. She wants to stay in Las Vegas and not go back to Utah. Hunter says no to plural marriage, Logan is coasting about it. Madison is still not interested in plural marriage, but isn’t against it. Madison says Warren Jeffs deserves to rot in hell.
Christine has been trying to have a family mission statement for years and she mentions a recommitment ceremony. Of course, they can’t agree on how they want to do it yet. Kody will have to get consensus and that’s not going to happen. Kody couldn’t organize a closet, much less this family. They all state their goals and dreams and it’s the same old thing; living together in harmony and peace for eternity. By the way, there were absolutely no secrets revealed in this aftershow.
After all this time, I’ve thought this was Season 4 of Sister Wives. However, when I started watching the “aftershow,” the hostess kept referring to it as Season 3. Who knew? This is the first season I’ve watched all the episodes. I don’t know why I decided to watch this season. Maybe I thought I’d come to a better understanding why a woman would want to live in polygamy. That didn’t happen. I haven’t seen one shred of evidence that Meri, Janelle, Christine or Robyn are any happier or lead a more fulfilling life than any other married woman with children. As a matter of fact, if what I’ve seen on this show is an example, having sister wives seems to add more stress and complexities to a marriage, rather than enrich it as the Browns want us to believe. They even sometimes seem to still be trying to convince themselves that it’s a better way of life.
Maybe I’ve missed it, but do these women have something special going on that I’m not seeing? I’m just not feeling all the love and harmony going on with these sister wives. I don’t see the kids particularly benefitting from this arrangement either. What are they getting from it that other kids from normal well-adjusted families don’t get? What is Kody getting from it other than being able to bed four women instead of one? The only rationale I’ve heard Kody Brown give for living a polygamist lifestyle is that he feels God has led him to do it. I truly think Kody bases his manhood on his ability to procreate and wants have as many children as possible to prove his masculinity because he’s pretty much henpecked by the women in his life. If that’s what they choose to do, then I say live and let live. But I’ve not been convinced it’s a better way of life when I see them struggling with the same, if not more, problems as any other family in today’s world.
More End of the Year Survey Results
Who is Most in Need of Rehab?
Taylor Armstrong – 51%
Kim Richards – 11%
Jacqueline Laurita – 10%
Ramona Singer – 6%
Who is the Meanest Housewife?
Tamra Barney – 32%
Kyle Richards – 12%
Teresa Giudice tied with Caroline Manzo – 9%
Who is the Nicest Housewife?
Lisa Vanderpump – 21%
Yolanda Foster – 14%
Lisa Hochstein – 13%
Carole Radziwill – 8%
Who is the Most Ambitious Housewife?
Teresa Giudice – 23%
Ramona Singer – 16%
NeNe Leakes – 14%
Kandi Burruss tied with Lisa Vanderpump – 8%
Who is the Least Ambitious Housewife?
Kim Zolciak – 22%
Jacqueline Laurita – 17%
Kim Richards – 14%
Lisa Hochstein – 7%
From Earlier this Week
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%
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%
Thursday Night Lineup, January 3rd by BB
8PM – The Big Bang Theory/Two and a Half Men (CBS); Mobbed (Fox); Moonshiners (Discovery); Wicked Tuna: Hooked Up (NatGeo); Hook Line and Dinner (Cook)
9PM – The Real Housewives of Miami (Bravo); Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime); Person of Interest (CBS); Mobbed (Fox); Four Weddings (TLC); Rocket City Rednecks (Nat Geo); The Will: Family Secrets Revealed, James Brown (ID); Brunch at Bobby’s (9:30 Cook)
10PM – Kathy Griffin: Kennedie Center On-Hers (Bravo); Elemetary (CBS); Buckwild (MTV); Househunters (HGTV); Beyond Scared Straight (A&E); What Not to Wear (TLC); Lost and Found (OWN); Sweet Genius (Food); Very Bad Men (ID)