Kandi Burruss Engaged and Other News by NoMoreDrama
After weeks of hiding her engagement finger in photos, Kandi Burruss has fessed up to being engaged to Todd Tucker. Congrats Kandi. According to US Magazine Todd “officially” popped the question New Year’s Eve at their home, after checking in with Kandi’s 10 year old daughter. Phaedra Parks, who is expecting her second child, was at the party. I say “officially” because she’s been hiding her ring finger in photos since their Christmas vacation. It’s not clear whether or not Kandi’s wedding will be filmed for the show, but that’s something I’d tune in to watch. Viewers may remember that Kandi was engaged when she joined the show in Season 2. She and fiancee AJ broke up after filming wrapped, and around the time the last few episodes of that season were airing, AJ was killed outside an Atlanta bar. That led to an emotional and subdued reunion for the Atlanta ladies. Since then Kandi has been searching for love, and found it behind the scenes of the show with Todd, who was part of the production crew that accompanied the ladies to Africa last season. So that makes Real Housewives of Atlanta more successful in match making Skanker.
Bethenny Frankel has landed a guest-starring role on ABC’s The Neighbors. She’s shooting this week and the episode is set to air in March or April according to this story. Bethenny will play a businesswoman who offers to help launch one of the characters handbag business.
Melissa Gorga took to twitter to take on Reality Tea. (Read from the bottom up).
What got Melissa’s panties in a knot was this story, that said that Melissa was releasing a work-out video to one-up Teresa – who is known for working out. Melissa pointed out that Teresa has repeatedly said on-camera that she doesn’t work out (I do remember her saying that Season One in the scene where she was trying on bikinis). Honestly I don’t care. I’m not going to buy a workout video from either of them. Reality Tea responded to Melissa’s last tweet with the following:
PS – in the same article, Reality Tea published a photo Danielle Staub tweeted of herself wearing white. Gia Giudice’s birthday party was a white party (except for Melissa who must not have gotten the same invitation and showed up in black). So now there is speculation that Danielle went to the party. I guess we’ll find out in a few months.
Kenya Moore went on Watch What Happens Live on Sunday evening to claim that she didn’t make up her storyline on the Real Housewives of Atlanta. She was in a real relationship with her
fake and possibly gay boyfriend Walter, because you can’t fake emotion. That’s right, the actress Kenya Moore claims that you can not fake emotion. Oh my. Walter contacted host Andy Cohen and asked for some air time to tell his side of the story. I hope Andy takes him up on it and then follows up with firing Kenya. How in the world are we supposed to enjoy the shows if we can’t even pretend they are real??
Ratings Real Housewives of Atlanta won the cable ratings war last Sunday. Bringing in 3.4 million viewers, they didn’t break any franchise or season records, but the numbers were far higher than any other show that aired that evening. Shahs of Sunset pulled in just over 2.03 million viewers, less than Honey Boo Boo, that attracted 2.19 million. Bravo aired a repeat of Atlanta at 10 pm that attracted 1.3 million viewers, and then Watch What Happens Live at 11 pm, that held on to 1.14 million viewers. Not too bad for Sunday night.
Monday wasn’t too shabby either. the 9 pm time slot had Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which brought in a respectable 1.93 million viewers. Vanderpump Rules kept a decent share of those through the 10 pm time slot – 1.45 million. Watch What Happens Live didn’t do quite so well, only pulling in 0.85 million viewers. Still, the show costs about a nickel to produce, so it’s better than a rerun.
Millionaire Matchmaker debuted last week to 1.4 million viewers – a new season premiere high and up 40 percent from last year’s premiere according to Bravo’s press release. Kathy’s premiere did not make the top 100 list for the evening that TVbytheNumbers publishes. The list is sorted by viewers aged 18-49 (not total viewers).
Shahs of Sunset – Mo-cedes, Mo Problems
Recap by Ana
Back at Cabo…
And we’re back at the fight that broke out at dinner. Reza and MJ are talking. MJ says that she took a sleeping pill for the plane ride and that it does not make her a pill popper. Asa decides to go and sit with them, but MJ is having none of Asa and goes off on Asa. In her talking head MJ says that Asa accusing her of being a pill-popper is the worst thing anyone has ever accused her of. Asa says she cares about MJ and that she feels like she was the messenger that just got killed. Messenger of pot-stirring maybe?
An hour later, in a hot tub far, far way King Reza, Queen Asa and Princess Lilly sit giggling. Reza proceeds to tell Lilly and Asa that MJ texted him that her and Sammy were going the club. They do not know what club, but Lilly thinks its interesting. Then Asa says she feels really terrible about bringing up MJ’s pill popping in front of everyone. Asa says everyone has talked about it individually, that it’s no secret. Reza says that this confrontation was bound to happen, that he wishes it was somewhere else with just him, MJ and Asa. However it happened and now they just have to deal with it. I’m not really buying what Reza and Asa are selling here.
Lilly says that the first thing MJ told her when they got to the airport was that she took an ambien and she told MJ that it was just a two hour flight- that she would not have time to sleep, that she took it just for fun. Reza makes a shocked face. Asa says she feels really bad for her because she knows MJ’s mom is crazy- Reza laughs- and Asa says she knows she’s making excuses and that she feels bad for MJ. Asa says that she feels that no matter what MJ will not be cool with her because she is friends with Reza. In her talking head Asa says she really thinks MJ is upset by her and Reza’s friendship; that when she’s drunk it all comes out. Reza surprisingly says that maybe they are jumping the gun on the accusations; that maybe MJ was just nervous and wanted to be calm for the flight. In his talking head he says its really none of his business how MJ parties, but what is his business is that he protects her, loves her and supports her. From the few episodes Reza fails at this and the more I watch the more I cannot handle the royal trio: Reza, Asa and Lilly.
Lilly says in her talking head that when the lines get blurred when someone has a substance abuse problem is when that person is also the life of the party. She says MJ is definitely the life of the party. Although it is true what she says, I do not think she knows MJ well enough or interacted with her enough to definitively say she has a substance abuse problem. Substance abuse is a very serious problem and I dislike that Bravo is making light of it with this ridiculous episode. The MJ talkfest ends with Lilly saying she’s a hot mess.
Pink Kitty Night Club
MJ and Sammy are heading to the club. MJ is still upset about the pill popping accusations and wants to get as far away from everyone in order to blow off some steam. MJ says she deserves true friends that are going to behave like true friends and treat her like a friend. MJ an Sammy are doing shots, dancing and look like they are having fun night that is drama-free. However, MJ tells Sammy that she wishes Reza was there. We see MJ’s texts in which she texts Reza that “i just want you to know Asa is dead to me as of now” followed by a “wait and see.” Then MJ texts GG, just to make sure GG hasn’t blocked her. In her talking head she says GG is right about Asa and that she will never be friends with Asa after what she did at the dinner tonight.
Party Planning is Tough
GG is at her parents’ house immersed in party planning. GG’s mom, Fatimah, appears wants to make her breakfast but GG doesn’t want any but she’ll have tea. GG really wants to prove that she can do this. GG then calls John, the marketing assistant to ask him specific questions about a product line and who will set it up at the party. He tells her they will take care of it and not to worry about it. Party planning is hard y’all and GG had to do it ALL! She’s going to make the party a success and prove that she’s not just the face of the company but the arms and legs too.
And we’re back to Cabo
It’s breakfast time and Mike is still alive! Mike, Reza, Asa an Lilly sit down to eat. Mike doesn’t remember anything and they talk about Mike’s chateau pubes. Ill go ahead and skip over that convo…Sammy joins the group and tells them about MJ looking for her phone at 4 am in his room last night. Asa says she’s nervous at how MJ will act given all the horrendous things she told Asa. MJ shows up and kisses everyone good morning but says on her talking head that she really doesn’t want to be there. Reza asks MJ if they can talk about something important then, Asa interrupts him and says beforehand that she sincerely apologizes to her because it wasn’t her place to say what she said to MJ because she doesn’t really know what’s going on in MJ’s life an she might have been wrong. Lilly says she’s shocked to see Asa apologizing to MJ. I am confused by Lilly’s shock…MJ tells Asa that when Asa told her it was a baseless below the belt accusation. They hug it out and decide to go eat. I thought they were sitting down to eat?
GG’s Party at City Club
GG reminds us yet again that she put together the party all on her own. Its 2 hours before the party an no one is at the venue yet and nothing is set up. GG calls her mom and asks her not so nicely to come to the venue.
Yachting by Cabo
Everyone is walking and Lilly looks so out of place with her Birkin bag, tight dress and high heels. Asa is wearing a thong (I think is the bikini Lilly gave Asa and I was right they are not very flattering on 99% of the population) and her donkey booty is out! She explains that she’s very comfortable in her own skin, she should be she has a great physique (just needs to learn how to style it). Good for her! Lilly is impressed with Asa’s confidence.
Mike has arranged for a day on a yacht, a Super yacht as Lilly calls it. Its looks amazing and has a bartender! Lilly tells us that she’s been yachting all over the world at every hot spot we can think of because she was born to be on a yacht. So humble…Lilly doesn’t want to drink and Mike thinks she should loosen up. They are tanning, drinking and jumping into the ocean and seem to have fun. They sit down for lunch and Lilly begins to talk about herself, her body, her faux cellulite-like skin…Mike inspects…LOL and asks her why she’s looking at MJ when she’s talking about droopy skin. She says she was not and proceeds to tell them that there is a laser that can solve her problem. Mike is confused (as am I) because she doesn’t seem to need anything. I just can’t with Lilly so I’ll save you the rest of her delusional conversation. Even Asa thinks she’s delusional. They all decide to nap, shower, eat dinner ocean side and then go to the club.
Back at GG’s Party at City Club
It’s one hour before the party and GG’s team shows up to start setting up for the party. GG goes to the green room to start getting ready for the party and her parents show up. GG delegates to her Dad the task of finding out about the music for the party. GG is getting nervous but luckily Omid shows up and GG informs us that things are moving in the right direction for them. Good for them, but can she please tell Omid to stop with the feathers? YES he is wearing a short feather-like extension on his hair, like a teenager. He got her a gift from her favorite designer- it was cute.
GG’s invited everyone she knows, walks in but the ballroom is pretty empty. Slowly people start to trickle in and GG is happy at the set-up. Jenna Jameson show up and takes a picture with GG. Then Leila strolls in and is not happy with the set up. Leila and GG are talking to Jenna Jameson about their extensions. BTW its not real hair because real hair is inhumane. I guess I need to become better informed about the hair trafficking world, because I did not think it was inhumane…GG then talks to celebrity hairstylist Frankie Payne (no idea who he is) but good for them.
GG’s ex-boyfriend Alex shows up (GG invited him) and GG greets him explaining that it’s good to keep guys on their toes and to let them know that other guys are interested in you. Omid looks confused. GG also explains that she’s still good friends with Alex and she expects Omid to be ok with their friendship. Alex is cute. Omid wants to know if GG is really over her ex, because he thought she was.
Back at Cabo
They are all getting ready to go out and meeting up at Reza’s room to go to pregame. Reza invites the gang to celebrate Rosh Hashanah in New York with his dad and his family. Reza is excited for his west coast family to meet his east coast family.
It’s back to LA again
Omid walks up and introduces himself to GG’s ex, Alex. They have a calm, adult conversation- GG looks like her eyes will pop off her head when she sees them together! GG and her dad walk up to Omid and Alex’s conversation but no drama there. GG takes the stage and thanks everyone for being at her party- with Leila by her side. This party proves that she’s more than just a face for the company. GG does great on her speech! GG wants to share this night with Omid, GG sees a future with him. GG is looking for Leila, Leila tells GG that she thinks she did an amazing job and that she’s really proud of her. GG seems to truly be happy and tears up when her sister tells her this. It’s a very nice moment between the two- especially since Leila didn’t think she could do it. They hug, which GG explains is a rare occurrence.
Wabbo Cabbo or Cabbo Wabbo
They are all at the club and Lilly is disappointed they do not serve food and is concerned the seats will make her white dress dirty- its Dolce Gabbana. MJ doesn’t see to have a problem and plops down in her white dress. Lilly is not drinking, but the rest of the gang is! Some of Lilly’s parts are flammable…Lilly is a class a complainer- she should just go back to her room and let everyone else have fun. They are all club hopping, dancing and having fun…except Lilly. She looks like she’s having a root canal. The gang is drunk so they don’t seem to care about Lilly’s sourpuss attitude, even though they notice it. She dislikes alcohol and drunk people. Why is she on reality TV? Lilly thinks that if MJ really has a problem, then the rest of the cast are enabling her by cheering her on when they are partying and drinking. Very true. Lilly is very concerned about her Hermes Birkin Bag, doesn’t want anyone touching it so they don’t get it dirty with their sweat. Asa is very right looking at her like she’s crazy and wondering why she would even bring a $15,000 bag to the club if they don’t want it to get dirty? FINALLY Lilly says she’s out and they are all happy that Buzzkill Lilly is leaving. They are all sweaty, drunk and having a lot of fun. Reza says MJ is the best at partying! She sure is, I’d love to party with her.
Reza, Mike and Asa are all at a room sitting around talking waiting for MJ, whose smoking a cigarette. They say Sammy was big pimping with the prostitutes ladies. Mike hates smoking and is wondering where MJ picked up that filthy habit. Reza is like what?! She’s been smoking since she was 17. Mike and Asa are shocked at how good of a secret smoker she is. Reza says she’s a closet smoker but getting sloppier at hiding it. Reza grabs MJ’s bag and decides to go through MJ’s stuff –Mike thinks it’s a bad idea. MJ is lying about her age, so Reza shows Asa and Mike her id (shitty on his part)- she was born in 1972 (so 40). They also found a green pill bottle with multiple pills of different shapes and colors…Shocker! Apparently none of them own pets- so they are oblivious to the fact that pet medications come in green pill bottles! Such B…Reza is like you want some Valium…and pulls out the green bottle out of MJ’s purse. MJ starts to hysterically laugh and is like give ‘em to me baby…then MJ clarifies that they are Pablo’s pills (Pablo’s her dog). They all don’t really believe her and drop the conversation.
MJ wants Reza to go to the Jacuzzi with her, but he’s tired…some fun shenanigans happen (like season 1- which we love)…we get to see MJ get a drunken wedgie and starts chasing Reza though the hotel. Reza then sprays her with champagne…
The next day at breakfast (which looks delish) they all sit down and discuss last night. Mo-cedes apparently tries to wake everyone up and they all decide that they will remember this trip as: Mo-cedes Mo Problem. Reza says he prefers a red-hot mess (camera points to MJ) than fake total perfect (camera point to Lilly). They all toast and start packing to head back home. MJ says that in Cabo being a skinny bitch didn’t mean anything.
Next week they are all back in LA and then maybe New York…
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Wednesday Night Lineup, January 16th by BB
8PM – Arrow (CW); The Middle/The Neighbors (ABC); American Idol (Fox); Cousins on Call (HGTV); Amish Mafia (Discovery); Ice Cold Killers (ID); My Grandmother’s Ravioli (8:30 Cook); Jack the Ripper: Prime Suspect (BBC); Big Rich Texas (Style)
9PM – Criminal Minds (CBS); Supernatural (CW); Modern Family/Suburgatory (ABC); Property Brothers (HGTV); Shipping Wars (A&E); Toddlers and Tiaras (TLC); Amish Mafia (Discovery); Ghost Hunters (SyFy); Full Throttle Saloon (truTV); Ultimate Guide to the Presidents (History); Baggage Battles (Trvl); Restaurant Impossible (Food); Border Wars (NatGeo); Stalked: Someone’s Watching (ID); Not My Mama’s Meals/Extra Virgin (Cook); Mothers and Daughters of Big Rich Atlanta (Style)
10PM – Top Chef Seattle (Bravo); CSI (CBS); Nashville (ABC); Washington Heights (MTV); House Hunters (HGTV); Barter Kings (A&E); Cheer Perfection (TLC); Moonshiners (Discovery); Big Food (CMT); Hot in Cleveland (TVLnd); Ghost Mine (SyFy); The Soup/Love You, Mean It (E!); Gator Boys (Anpl); Black Gold (truTV); Fast Foods Gone Global (Trvl); Making Mr. Right (VH-1); Bobby’s Dinner Battle (Food); Hell on the Highway (NatGeo); Dangerous Persuasions (ID); Fix My Family (WE); I Want That (DIY); Stranger than Nature (NatGeoWild)
11PM – WWHL: Padma Lakshmi & Maggie Q
Note: American Idol premieres at 8PM on Fox and The Dangerous Persuasions episode on ID at 10 PM is about Scientology.