VH1 MOB Wives Renee Graziano talks w/ Jakk Doe
Jakk Doe has snagged an exclusive interview with Renee Graziano of Mob Wives, and asked that we post it on the site. Please go view it on youtube. Both Jack and Renee have a great time in the interview and talk about a whole lot of things, including: Jay-Z, Rehab, Season 3 of Mob Wives.
Housewife News by NoMoreDrama
Rumors are swirling (started by this article in Life and Style) that Bethenny Frankel has moved out of her Tribeca condo in New York, and into an apartment on the Upper East Side. Bethenny’s friend, Warren Lichtenstein, owns an apartment in the building, so it’s assumed that she’s moved into his place. What isn’t clear is if they are involved, but it certainly is beginning to look suspiciously like they are – even though I’d like to believe she wouldn’t cheat on Jason. Who is Warren Lichtenstein, and is he prepared for the attention he’s about to receive? He’s a billionaire who runs the hedge fund Steel Partners in New York, and is chairman and CEO of Steel Partners Holdings, that has a lot of diversified interests, according to this article. He has a son and a daughter, from two previous relationships. His daughter is with Annabelle Bond, a woman with an impressive resume in mountaineering. Annabelle lives in Hong Kong and has a home in Aspen. Bethenny accompanied Warren to Hong Kong in October, and spend some time after Christmas in Aspen with him and other friends.
Is Adrienne Maloof dating Rod Stewart’s 32 year old son? According to InTouch Weekly the pair was seen engaging in a public display of affection at a L.A. restaurant. First of all, I didn’t know Adrienne ate. Second of all – yuck. Adrienne is divorced and free to date, but yuck. I just can’t see her showing anyone affection.
Here’s an interview with Gretchen Rossi. The person who interviewed Gretchen seemed really interested in whether she was planning on having a baby with Slade and whether she wanted a boy or girl. It’s was more like small talk than an interview. And when they mentioned she was 30 on the twitter list of top 100 entrepreneurs to follow I just rolled my eyes. Gretchen did talk about Slade’s son Grayson. He had complications due to brain surgery (in New York), and was in the ICU for three months. He was recently moved to a different facility, and they’ve been making a lot of cross-country trips.
Enjoy speculating on blind items and gossip? Check out this intriguing post by tvfishbowl. The game is to match up the quote with the franchise. Since only Orange County and New Jersey are filming right now, it sort of narrows things down a little. Two and three seem to be firmly New Jersey.
Top Chef Seattle – Restaurant Wars Part 2 by SugarMagnolia
Now that we have gotten through part 1 of RW, here we go with part 2. Two restaurant concepts;
It’s boys vs girls.
Sheldon’s team–Stefan and Stash
Kristen’s team–Lizzie, Brooke, and Josie (ugh)
The winner of the wars earns a Toyota Avalon. (Bravo has to get their commercial).
The chefs arrive to the location and have a “where is waldo” moment. Where is my kitchen? OH! I have to build my kitchen in the courtyard! Happy Campers….um, NO!
Kristen is smart–Josie bugs her, so she pawns her off on Brooke. They are going to get rental equipment while she and Lizzie shop for food. Josie bugs EVERYONE! The boys are splitting up too–Stefan is off to the flower mart while Sheldon and Stash hit up Owijimaya (One of my favorite stores! For those non-northwesterners, it is an Asian market as big as a grocery store. They have every kind of meat or fish you can think of, totally fresh, not to mention any kind of dumpling you could ask for. And tons of Asian snacks and specialties–the produce section is akin to a farmers market. Two in Seattle and one in Portland–love love love!). Stash and Stefan are weary about cooking Filipino food, as they don’t have much experience. The challenge is to execute and elevate dishes they are not used to serving. Kristen is at Central Market losing her shit…she is such a perfectionist and wants Burger King (having it her way). Lizzie is doing her best to be a team player as usual. Lizzie is fully aware that she will still be responsible for her own dish, so she is juggling supporting Kristen and executing her own vision. Meanwhile, Stefan is railroading Sheldon on tables–2 top, 4 top, farmers tables…Stefan is doing what he wants because he wants to impress Danny Meyer.
Set up–all hands on deck. And then comes Josie mosie….Kristen wants every dish sent through her, so sets up an “L” shape. Josie (ugh) says she is going to get her bones and stock going–famous last words. The boys are setting up tables for service. Sheldon is prepping and wants to introduce diners to elevated Filipino food. Kristen is the energizer bunny, and Josie says, “should I get my stock going?” Um, hellooooooo, wasn’t that what you were supposed to be doing? How many more times do you need to be given direction? (Sorry–self disclosure-before I retired to be a stay at home mom and reality tv junky, I was a retail manager. Funny how clear, in my head, is the direction to “go fold down that table”. Only to have someone come to me and say, what did you want me to do? I’ll get started now.” Love the eager beaver, but need the attentive listener to get the job done!). And I will say now that Josie has NO business in this group of chefs. Thank you Bravo for keeping the drama queen for ratings. (this tree? you wanna bark up this tree?). When I was in college I worked a line, and if you had time to say “should I”, you should already be doing. Can’t. Stand. Her. Go. Away. Brooke is on top of Front of House by making a map of tables. Lizzie got her stuff going, and Josie is still wandering aimlessly–she’s going to do it tomorrow. Kristen is pissed and has to reset her plan. Mosie Josie says, that’s just how she cooks. UGH! She frustrates me!
Back at the condo, they are pouring wine and eating. Brooke is having separation issues from her 4 year old. But, she’s there to give him a better future. It is what it is….(another personal disclosure–I have a 4,5,and 6 year old. Working was painful for me, hence my retirement. My most important job isn’t merchant, or general manager, it’s MOM! No one goes to their grave wishing they had spent more time at work…). Team Kristen is going over game plans. Kristen wants to do everything ala minute (fancy term for cooking to order). Lazy Josie doesn’t like this plan–shocker! She might actually have to move her lazy ass. Stefan and Stash are busy going over their plans while lazy Josie is bashing Kristen’s plans. The boys are totes not interested and keep studying their tables/plans while Josie keeps talking. And talking. And talking some more…
Sheldon is ready! The boys are prepping and going for it. They are down a man and know they are vulnerable because of it. The ladies are busy (except for Josie) because every course is being created from scratch. Lizzie is doing the first course–charcuterie. Lazy is doing the second course–a bouillabaisse. Third course is Kristen–beef bourguinon. Brooke is doing the cheese course, and fifth course will be a play on a macaroon. Now, for the boys. Stefan is doing first course–fish. Second course is Stash with a balut–an unhatched chicken egg. Third, Filipino noodle soup. Fourth, pork belly over mung bean puree. Dessert is Stash–halo halo–frozen ice dish. Brooke is on top of FOH–ready to impress with service as well as food. Stefan is meeting with the servers–delegating is his MO. 30 minutes out and Josie is asking for gelatin. Stops Kristen in her tracks-not done yet? No time left, so K makes an executive decision and instructs Josie to add cream to her stock instead. Crossing fingers and toes….Kristen is pissed. Candles, suits, and server directions for FOH. And TIME!
Judges–Padma, Gail, Emeril, Tom, and Danny Meyer–they hit up Atelier Kwan first. They like the graphics.
- Lizzie–Charcuterie; rabbit, pickled turnips and yellow beets in chicken and rabbit broth
- (Kristen is plating and would rather have a dishwasher over Josie)
- Josie–Bouillabaisse; halibut, dungeness crab, bay scallops with shellfish broth.
- Kristen-Beef bourguinon; braised short rib, garlic puree, mushrooms and carrots
- Brooke–Baked gougeres, St. Agur blue cheese, roasted radish and stone fruit compote
Stefan is in the weeds in FOH. Is he really wearing a velvet sports coat? Really? He is having issues turning the tables and not handling it well. Judges arrive. Lots of back-up in the waiting area.
- Stefan–Kilawen; yellowtail with cilantro, spicy chili and white soy sauces
- Stash–Balut; poached egg, duck confit, and foie gras mousse
- Sheldon–Adobo: pork belly with mung bean puree and pea shoots salad
- Stash–Halo-Halo; coconut sorbet, avocado mousse, banana and shredded coconut
- Stefan–dark chocolate with macadamia nuts, ginger, and peppermint oil
All chefs are called in. Lets start with Kristen–classic french dishes with a twist. Gail was missing acid/wine to the beef. Macaroon was heavy-handed and not what she expected. (Gail is quite chatty tonight.) Lizzie’s dish was well recepted. Josie–not enough of the bouillabaisse, although it was good. She threw Kristen under the bus for plating–Kristen owned it (but didn’t mention how far behind Josie was and why they had improvise.)
Stefan–roasted for service even before they get to his food. Sheldon-five thumbs up. Stash–didn’t read Filipino, but it was good.
Winning restaurant is URBANo! Sheldon, you win Restaurant Wars and a new Toyota Avalon!
And now the girls…Lizzie and Brooke are safe. It’s down to Josie and Kristen. We are revisiting gelatin. Kristen owns her direction and Josie is floundering. Oh, Kristen, please stop talking! Save yourself!
Padma–Kristen PYKAG. UGH!!!! No way! Another talented chef gone so the producers can give us drama and personality. I’m ticked–I can deal with this on the Bachelor, Dancing With the Stars, etc, but NOT on Top Chef. Now Kristen is off to the Last Chance Kitchen to face off with CJ. He has won 6 in a row! Nice, Tall One!
Until next week fellow foodies! I am hoping this bitter taste doesn’t mess with my pallet!
(Note from NMD – I rarely get mad, but I was PISSED at the ending of this episode. Kristen has the talent to win this thing and took the high road and ended up going home for Josie’s mistakes. Gail knew it and couldn’t get the other judges to see it. Ugh, just ugh. Sheldon deserved the win though!)
You can watch last chance kitchen here to see if Kristen is still in this.
“Mob Wives” By Detox
(Note from NMD – Detox has her laptop up and running and has written a novel for a recap LOL)
Welcome back to “Mob Wives”! Last week was pretty explosive. Let’s see what this week has in store for us, alrighty?
Alrighty, then! Here we go:
Renee Recaps the “Brunch from Hell”
Karen and Ramona drive up together to Renee’s house. Karen interviews that Renee has a “For Sale” sign in front of her house (I don’t blame Renee). Ramona interviews that it will be good for Renee to move out of that house “because of all of the bad memories.”
As soon as Renee sees Karen, she compliments Karen on her new hairstyle (Karen’s hair is a slightly different color now. I like it too) and gives her a big hug. She then gives Ramona a big bear hug and leads both Karen and Ramona to her den to have some girl talk.
Once they are all seated, Renee tells them about the “brunch from hell” she recently had at Big Ang’s house with Big Ang, Drita and Carla. She says that she and Carla basically had it out. She notes that, during this “brunch battle,” Carla called her a “cunt, dyke, junkie, BLEEP, BLEEP, BLEEP!!” (My lip reading skills are actually rather good, but I could not quite make out what the other “bleeps” were. I also do not remember Carla calling Renee all of these things. I remember “junkie,” but “cunt, dyke and BLEEP, BLEEP, BLEEP” must have ended up on the utting room floor when the Producers edited the brunch scene. I have no doubt that Carla called Renee these things. To be fair, however, I also think it is highly likely that Renee called Carla a lot of other nasty names that were probably edited out too. After all, neither woman is a shrinking violet.).
Renee then says that Carla basically “DEFLECTED everything about HERSELF on to ME!!” (I totally agree). She explains that Carla accused Renee of sleeping with married men when this is actually what CARLA does. She further explains that Carla called her a “junkie” when Carla happens to be “a junkie TOO! It’s just that she is addicted to f*cking MARRIED men!” (Renee makes an excellent point. Some women consider fooling around with another woman’s husband as some sort of “game” where they “win” whenever the man chooses to spend time with THEM instead of with his wife and/or family. I, unfortunately, know and have known women like this. For some reason, this is “cute” to them and validates them in some sick way. I cannot explain it. I do not have any degrees in Psychology [although, if memory serves me correctly, I do think I took a few psychology courses in undergrad]. I DO, however, have street smarts, strong intuition, good judgment and plenty of experience with ALL kinds of people. So, I do not doubt that there is some type of strange psychology behind Carla’s habit of fooling around with MORE THAN ONE married man. I just do not care enough about her to really try and figure it out. Because I am uninterested in putting forth any effort into understanding Carla’s reasoning for her behavior, I will just say that Carla engages in this type of behavior because she is an A*SHOLE! Period! Sometimes, it is as simple as that — no further analysis required.). Renee interviews that she would respect Carla so much more if she would just admit that she has this problem (I cannot see Carla admitting ANY flaws. I really think that, in her mind, Carla sees herself as BLAMELESS and FLAWLESS. Narcissists usually think this way).
Ramona says, “Alright, now that we know you think Carla is a ‘puttana,’ and that Carla thinks you are a ‘junkie,’ what is the end result?” Renee does not answer her. Instead, she continues with her re-telling of the “brunch bash” story and describes how Ramona picked up a butter knife during their argument and pointed it at her in a menacing manner while they were arguing. Ramona and Karen’s eyes widen when Renee says this. Ramona interviews, “A butter knife??!! What the f*ck was Carla going to do to Renee with a butter knife??!! I mean, do you want…to ‘Grey Poupon’ her (She actually says, “A BUTTAH KNIFE??!! What the f*ck was Carler goin’ ta do ta Renee wit’ a buttah knife?? I mean, do ya wanna ‘Grey Poupon’ HUHR??!!)??!!”
I love these women’s accents. They make me laugh and fascinate me at the same time (By the way, RamonER….that was FUNNY!).
Karen asks Renee what Drita and Big Ang were doing while all of this was taking place. Renee says that Big Ang and Drita just watched her and Ramona argue. Karen interviews that Carla must have some set of balls to have said what she said to Renee and acted the way she supposedly acted with Renee at this brunch. She says that, in the old days, they would have made things very hard for Carla after engaging in such behavior. However, because they are now older, they will not go there.
Renee, Karen and Ramona end up laughing hysterically about Carla’s butter knife antics. Ramona says she feels sorry for Big Ang “because now she’s missing a butter knife!” Renee, through laughter, loudly says, “No! No! Carla did NOT steal the butter knife! Carla is NOT a THIEF!! (But she says it in such a sarcastic way that you KNOW she is thinking, “She is a cunt and a whore….but she is NOT a THIEF, Dammit!! Tee Hee Hee!!). They all end up laughing hysterically again when Renee makes this proclamation.
Renee interviews that, at the brunch, Carla was basically bluffing and acting “so big and bad” when, in reality, “the only thing Carla knows how to do with her hands is BLEEP, BLEEP, BLEEP, BLEEP (I was able to figure out that Renee basically said that all Carla knew how to do with her hands was perform a certain type of sexual act on a man. I gathered this from reading her lips AND from the classy and ladylike way she used one of her hands to make a motion simulating this sexual act. I LOVE these broads….because I can vicariously live out certain behaviors that I would actually never engage in through them. I would THINK many of these things. I just would not SAY them or ACT on them — unless seriously PUSHED!).”
The Green-Eyed Monster in an Itsy-Bitsy Bikini
Next, we see Carla playing with and watching her cute twins swim in her backyard pool (She looks great, especially for a 46-year-old. Hell, she looks great for a 25 year old! Go, Carla! I do give credit where credit is due. Speaking of Carla being 46, in Season 1, she had a “35th” birthday party. It is now Season 3. How did she go from being 35 years old in Season 1 to 46 years old in Season 3? Maybe Staten Island has the same type of air that exists around the “boarding schools” on the soap operas that the major characters send their children to attend. The kid goes off to the boarding school at the age of 10, and within a year or two, comes back and is suddenly 25 years old and engaging in major love affairs. I always found that so amazing. If this is the case, I will make SURE not to visit Staten Island — because I will enter the island at my present 42-years of age and end up coming back to Louisiana suddenly 53 years old…after visiting there for only 2 weeks!! ). Carla interviews that she no longer feels sorry for Renee. She also says that her personal life is HER (shady) business!! (I agree. Because she is on my television, however, I am perfectly happy to discuss all of her business — personal or otherwise — and happily judge her for it. Oh, and Carla….you’re welcome, Hon! You can thank me later.).
While the kids are happily splashing around in the pool, Carla begins to question them about her ex-husband (or soon-to-be-ex-husband. I am confused about this. Sometimes they both talk and act like their divorce is finalized. Other times they act like everything is not quite finalized with their divorce. In this blog, I am just going to call him her “ex-husband.), Joe. She asks them about Joe’s newly-purchased house. She interviews that Joe “did not need such a big house! He went overboard! (Boy, for someone who is so adamant about people staying out of HER personal business, I find it ironic that Carla seems to be so very concerned with Joe’s! I also find this odd considering the fact that she has a boyfriend — and has allegedly had this boyfriend for the past 4 or 5 YEARS! Remember, “The groper-boyfriend” discussed in Season 1? Yeah, she’s still with that one, even though she has claimed NOT to be. Carla lies so much that if she personally told me that rain was wet, I’d have to go outside and feel it for myself just to be sure.)!”
The children continue to innocently talk about their father, Joe, and his new house. They tell Carla how he is always cleaning and how he often also cooks. Carla’s eyes widen with surprise. She interviews that she IS surprised that her kids say that Joe cooks and cleans and says that, “If he would’ve done that when I was with him, we might still be together! (This is possible, but considering the fact that Carla has had a boyfriend for the past 4 or 5 years when Joe was in jail for only 6 years, and considering the fact that, in Season 1, Carla clearly stated, “If you wait around for a man when he goes to jail…you’re DUMB!!”, I’m not quite so sure that all it would have taken from Joe to ensure Carla’s undying loyalty would have been improved housekeeping skills. I do not think Carla is too big on LOYALTY in general — no matter how much cooking and cleaning by her partner is involved. This is just my humble opinion.).
Carla then asks the twins if Joe’s new girlfriend, Raquel, cooks. The kids say that she does. They also say that they went to Coney Island the preceding weekend with their father and Raquel, and they had fun. They tell Carla that they like Raquel “because she’s nice to us and does stuff for us.” Carla looks a little taken aback when she hears her kids say this. She interviews that she finds it “funny” that Raquel is even interested in Joe “because he is divorced, is much older, has kids and just got out of jail!” (Damn, Carla! So you are basically saying that Joe is not even good enough for a woman to have serious interest in him? I personally find Joe sexy. In fact, the most unattractive thing about him is his ex-wife. Oh yeah….that’s YOU!! Carla, your table is ready, and a huge serving of SOUR GRAPES is coming right up!).
Drita and Ang Discuss the “Brunch from Hell”
Drita and Ang meet up at the pet store with their dogs. Drita, of course, has cute little, Lucky, on his (or her) leash. Big Ang comes in with her Pomeranian, Louis, on his leash, of course, but she has a surprise: a brand new dog named Chanel to keep Louis company. I thought Louis was cute, but Chanel is even cuter! I think the dog is a Shih Tzu, but I’m not sure. All I know is that Chanel is a-freakin’-dorable!! Big Ang interviews that Chanel “is the cutest thing ever…..but she DON’T listen (She raises her voice and purses her lips in disapproval and anger when she mentions Chanel’s disobedience, but despite her attempt to be firm, she is still hilarious)!!”
Drita and Ang stand in one of the pet store aisles and begin to discuss the “brunch from hell.” Both of them are still in shock and disbelief at what took place. Big Ang says that she could not believe Carla went so crazy on Renee. Drita agrees and says Carla “went bonkers!” Big Ang says that Carla “walked in ready. She wasn’t even wearin’ no makeup, and she wasn’t even dressed up like usual!” Drita says it was like Carla and Renee “switched personalities” at the brunch. She then says she hopes Renee is not angry at them for not intervening. Big Ang says that she does not think Renee is angry at them “because we had nothin’ to do with it.” Drita then says that she feels bad for Renee, but she is glad that both Renee and Carla each got things off of their respective chests.
Big Ang then changes the subject and tells Drita that she is going to have a “Botox Bash” and invite all of the ladies to attend. Drita interviews and says, “Now, we’re goin’ from butter knife fights to a Botox bash??!! I can just see a fight goin’ down there and the smack-talkin’ the next day after the Botox.” She then acts out an argument between more than one woman and plays each part. She says nasty things with absolutely NO expression on her face (I’m loving the new calmer and funnier Drita this season. She has really been making me laugh. It’s like she has channeled her anger and violence into humor this season. It’s a good look for her, I think).
Big Ang mentions that she will also be inviting Love Majewski to attend her “Botox Bash.” Drita interviews that she did not even know Love “was back in town.” She says that Love “is a little cuckoo” (but she says it in a very matter-of-fact way, with no negativity in her voice). She then says that Love “is Renee MINUS the CRYING!” Drita tells Big Ang that she will attend and that she is now “argument-free. I’m not f*ckin’ fightin’ with NO f*ckin BODY!!” (Like I said, I’m liking this new, calmer Drita).
Big Ang, Carla and Drita Do Coney Island
Big Ang, Carla and Drita are walking around Coney Island. Big Ang mentions that she loves “The Cyclone,” which I am assuming is a roller-coaster. Drita immediately says, “I DON’T!!” (This season is also revealing Drita to be a bit of an anomaly. During the last episode, I learned that she cannot take even the sight of blood….yet she says she is known for using her fists to “bloody” people all over Staten Island. She has also discussed how fierce and brave she is…yet, she instantly gives the impression that she is scared of roller-coasters. People can be so complicated, can’t they?).
The ladies then find a table and plop down in chairs around it. Big Ang tells Carla that she is throwing a “Botox Bash” and invites Carla to attend. Carla interviews that, at the brunch, she and Renee agreed that they do NOT like each other, and they will NEVER speak to each other again. However, they also agreed that, in the future, they WILL be able to be in the same room as each other without arguing or fighting or causing any other type of drama. She then interviews that Renee still “better keep her distance!” (She says this in a very nasty and threatening tone. As she says this, I am reminded of the scene in Season 1, where Renee basically grabbed Carla by the hair and tossed her around like a rag doll before Drita intervened. I think Carla “better” keep her distance from Renee — not the other way around. Based on all of these things I’m hearing, Carla definitely sounds like she is a “lover,” but based on that scene in Season 1, I would say that she is definitely NOT a “fighter.” In the words of Closet Freak, “What YOU gon’ do, Carla?! Really?! What YOU gon’ do??!! Not a g*ddamn thing, that’s WHAT!!” Girl, BYE!).
Drita then changes the subject and asks Carla about Joe. Carla tells them that Joe is still dating Raquel. She interviews that, knowing Joe, Raquel is “probably a nice, little, MATRONLY girl he gets to do his laundry and powder his balls!!” (Jeez, Carla! Jealous and Hatin’, much??!! Also, at the time of the filming of this scene, you had already seen pictures of Raquel via social media. I know this because, as Season 2 was airing, you made derogatory comments about Raquel via social media and interviews. You said she had “a big head” and wondered if Raquel “brings her Barbie Dolls when she visits Joe”! So, now, you are slyly trying to say that Raquel is “matronly.” You ain’t slick, Carla! I caught that. I’m pretty sure Raquel and Joe caught it too when they watched this episode. How old are you again, Carla? I thought that type of dissing of an ex-es’ new girlfriend ended in high school. I guess I was wrong and, for some people, it continues well into Middle Age. I have nothing against Middle Age, by the way, seeing as how I fall into that category myself at 42 years of age. But, unlike you, I OWN it and proudly tell people my age. Why lie about it? It is nothing to be ashamed of. Carla is so jealous of Raquel that she can’t see straight! It is abundantly clear to me, no matter how much she acts like she could not care any LESS. Quizzing her kids about Raquel and constantly insulting and putting Raquel down spells only 1 thing to me: J-E-A-L-O-U-S-Y!).
Big Ang then asks Drita about Lee. Drita tells them that Lee will be coming home in 6 months. Ang and Carla remark about how time has flown, and how they cannot believe he will be back so soon. Drita interviews that, when it comes to Lee, she has so many different emotions “going through my body!” She says she asks herself if she is over “the cheating thing,” and she reveals that she really does not know. Big Ang interviews that Drita should give Lee another chance because they have little kids, and “Little kids need their father.”
Speak of the Devil, and he shall appear. Lee suddenly calls Drita on her cell phone, and her face lights up. She tells the women that Lee is calling and walks a short way away from the table so she can take his call. Her face is lit up the entire time she talks to him on the phone, and she is still giddy after she hangs up and returns to the table (Oh yeah, Drita and Lee will definitely get back together once he gets out of the joint! I don’t care what she has said in the past or what she says now. They will be “all boo-ed up” in no time once he is released). She interviews that she has not seen Lee in 2 years, and she says that she still 100% LOVES Lee. She just does not know if she is IN love with him anymore (Girl, please!! You are still SO in love with Lee that even Stevie Wonder can see it. I mean, that “showing-all-65-of-your-teeth” grin you had when he called, during his phone call and after the phone call when you discussed it with Big Ang and Carla told me all I needed to know. Unless something truly drastic happens, Lee will be right back in “Casa D’Avanzo” as soon as he gets out of the halfway house he will be forced to live in for a while immediately after he is released. You did lie down and have 2 babies for the man. You did remain faithful to him during the entire time he served not 1, but 2, SEPARATE prison terms. And you held things down at home and for Lee by raising his children all on your own and constantly sending him those damned “care packages” filled with his usual order of “Vanilla Coke, provolone, sausage, etc., etc.” — until you found out that he cheated on you. Unlike Carla, you have been “ride-or-die” and totally loyal to Lee. I cannot just see that loyalty and love failing to come rushing back as soon as you see his face again. But hey, I could be wrong. Whatever you decide, I am rooting for you and your family, Drita.).
When Drita returns to the table, she tells Ang and Carla that Lee wants Drita and their daughters to visit him. She says that, if her daughters want to go, she will honor Lee’s request; however, she is not going to force her daughters to make the trip if they do not want to do so.
Somehow, the subject of phone sex comes up, and Drita says, before she found out about the cheating, she used to have phone sex with Lee all the time. Big Ang’s mouth drops open in shock, and she asks, “You did….??!!” in a tone of disbelief. She even pops her hand over her open mouth when Drita confirms that she did, indeed, often have phone sex with Lee. Big Ang then says that she has never had phone sex, and she never will.
A.J. Provides Renee with a Full Report on Her Father’s Sentencing Hearing
Renee is in her kitchen puttering around. She interviews that today is her father’s sentencing hearing, but she did not attend out of fear of seeing Junior. She also says that, because it involves her father being placed back in prison, she did not think she would be able to handle it emotionally. She notes that, unlike her, A.J. did attend, and he should be back soon to tell her all about it.
Sure enough, A.J. arrives back home to provide Renee with a full report. He tells her that the Judge sentenced his grandfather to a total of 27 months, but she took 6 months off of this sentence for his good behavior while in jail and another 4 months off for time already served. So, in the end, the Judge actually sentenced him to a total of 17 months in jail. Renee heaves a huge sigh of relief and says, “‘Rambo’ [Her Father] can serve that like it’s nothing even though he’s 72!! (I get the impression Renee’s father is one of the few remaining “old-school” members of the Mob who simply do their time for their crime without implicating others and without complaint because they knew, going into it, that prison was a highly likely result of the type of lifestyle they chose to lead. I am not applauding him for that. I am simply making an observation. Based on what I have read and seen in the news when it comes to the Italian Mob, these types of mobsters are a dying breed. In my opinion, these types of mobsters are now the EXCEPTION, as opposed to the RULE for one HUGE reason: The RICO Act, which has basically brought the Italian Mob to its knees. Because of The RICO Act, the Mob is now the Federal Government’s “bitch”! I am not giving an opinion on that either way. It is just another observation.).
Renee tells A.J. that she is glad he attended because she simply would not have been able to do it. A.J. then tells Renee that his grandfather stood up to address the Court and asked if he could read a letter that he wrote out loud. The Judge agreed. A.J. says that, in the letter, his grandfather basically apologized to his wife, to his kids and to his grandkids. He also wanted them all to know that he loved them very much. Upon hearing this, Renee’s eyes fill with tears. She interviews that she is happy her father does not hold her and A.J. responsible for what Junior did. She also says that she worries the most about her son, because he is truly caught in the middle of all of this (I feel sorry for A.J. myself. He is in a very bad and conflicted position because of his love for his grandfather and his Mother’s side of the family and because of his love for his father, Junior.).
Renee then changes the subject and tells A.J. that she thinks they now need to make a move in a different direction, and this includes moving out of their present home. She tells him that she has actually been working on this, and she asks him how he feels about it. A.J. tells her that he is totally fine with it. Renee interviews that she is now “THROUGH with Junior!” She says she does not want to see him; to smell him; to think of him…NOTHING! (I am glad to hear Renee say this because I get the impression that she was in love with Junior for YEARS, despite his bad behavior. I mean, the man got another woman pregnant and had a child with this other woman WHILE he was married to Renee!! It is a sad thing to say, but I honestly think that Junior’s total betrayal of her and her father was just what she needed to FINALLY say, “NO MORE!” when it comes to Junior. Call it blind loyalty. Call it stupidity. Call it being an “old-school Italian wife,” I honestly think Renee would have gone to her GRAVE in love with Junior if he did not do what he did. In the end, I think it is a blessing in disguise that has finally set Renee FREE).
Drita Asks Her Daughters If They Are Willing To Visit with Their Father
Drita is in a park playing soccer with her daughters. She interviews that her daughters have “no idea” of how far she could have gone with her soccer career. She says she was once nationally ranked (I believe her. Drita’s father, Ness [Nezir] Selmani has been the the Head Coach of the women’s soccer team at Fordham University for the past 16 years. Before coaching there, he played on semi-professional soccer teams and eventually coached some of these teams. He is apparently very well-known and very well-respected in his field. I’m pretty sure he taught Drita everything he knows when it comes to soccer. I believe her when she says her father totally disowned her when she married Lee. From what I’ve read about Drita’s father, he is as far from being a mobster or a lawbreaker as anyone can be.).
Once they are finished with their game, Drita sits down on the ground with her daughters and tells them that she could have been a professionally-ranked soccer player if she would not have made the mistake of “hanging out with the wrong people.” She says that their father also made this mistake. She further explains that, by doing this, both she and their father thought they were taking the “easy” route when, in the end, the path they chose ended up making everything in their lives MUCH harder. Drita interviews that her bad choices are very difficult for her to explain to her daughters. She tells her daughters that they should NOT make the same mistakes their parents made.
Drita then interviews that she is “confused” when it comes to Lee because she remembers the good times just as much as she remembers the bad times.
Continuing her conversation with her daughters, Drita tells them that Lee is coming home soon. Her older daughter’s (Aleeyah’s) eyes light up when she hears this. Her younger daughter (Giselle), who has absolutely no recollection of Lee and does not even know who he IS, is indifferent. Drita then explains that, even though Lee will be coming home soon, he will not be able to immediately live with them. Upon hearing this, Aleeyah’s face falls. Drita explains that Lee will have to live in a halfway house for a while before he is allowed to live in the place of his choosing. She interviews that her daughters have not seen Lee in 2 years. She explains that this is because he is in a prison that is located very far away, and as a single mother with 2 young children, she has not been able to just easily break up their routines and responsibilities to make such a long trip.
Drita then tells her daughters that Lee wants them all to visit him soon. She asks them if they would like to do that. Aleeyah, of course (because she adores her father), excitedly says that she definitely wants to go. Giselle, on the other hand (because she does not even know who her father IS), stubbornly says that she does NOT want to go. Drita interviews that she will not force Giselle to visit Lee if she is adamant about not going. Back in the park, Drita gently picks Giselle up so they can talk face-to-face. She gently coaxes Giselle about making the trip by saying how much fun they will have and how much Giselle will enjoy seeing her father. Finally, Giselle shakes her head “Yes,” indicating that she is now on board with making the visit too. Drita responds by giving Giselle a tighter hug and a big kiss. She then asks Giselle to “pinky-swear” that she will visit. Giselle complies and grins. Drita interviews that she wants her daughters to have a good relationship with their father.
Joe and His “Matronly” Girlfriend Play “Carla Basketball”
Joe Ferragamo, Carla’s ex-husband, is on a public basketball court shooting hoops. He interviews that he spent 6 years in prison, and he says that getting out of prison after being there for 6 years was like “a slap in the face” and “culture shock.” He also says that his time there has definitely made him appreciate the smaller things in life much more.
Joe’s “matronly” girlfriend, Raquel, arrives on the court to join Joe (I’m sarcastically using the word “matronly” because it is how Carla claimed Raquel “probably” looked. Well….Carla was wrong. Raquel looks anything BUT “matronly,” in my opinion. In fact, I find her to be very attractive. She actually looks like a younger, rounder-faced version of Carla, if you ask me. If you also ask me, she looks like she has actual blood running through her veins as opposed to ICE, like Carla. I know you didn’t ask, but….whatever. So, I guess ol’ Joe has a “type.” She and Joe make a very cute couple.).
Raquel starts shooting hoops with Joe while they talk. Joe interviews that Raquel and Carla have VERY different personalities. He says that Raquel is more of a conversationalist while Carla was not really big on conversation. He also notes that Raquel is very easygoing, while Carla is very argumentative. He says other things that basically indicate that, in his opinion, Raquel is easy to be with, while Carla is a pain in the ass. Raquel interviews that she and Joe “have a really solid relationship,” and they are “both very happy” (Good for them. I love seeing people in love.).
While they are playing ball, Raquel asks Joe if he has “talked to Carla yet” (About what?). Joe says, “No. Soon, though” (WHAT’S soon?). She then asks him if he is going to tell Carla that she is moving into his house (Oh…that.). Joe says that he will tell Carla, but he has to time it right because of Carla’s volatile personality.
Raquel interviews that Joe has told her that, when he and Carla were together, they fought “a lot.” She also says that Joe always tells her that it’s “much easier being in a relationship” with her than it was being in a relationship with Carla.
Joe, for his part, interviews that Carla “liked” it when he was “locked away in a little cell” (I agree. I mean, it’s not like she waited for him. While he was in jail, she got herself a boyfriend — that she has had for YEARS — and filed for divorce “because he [Joe] cheated on me.” I would think Carla would be compassionate when it comes to someone being a cheater, but I guess when the shoe is on the other foot, it doesn’t feel so good. I can see how Joe might be a bit resentful toward Carla for this.). He also says that, the reason he has such difficulty sometimes talking to Carla is because her “first instinct is to SWING and ask questions LATER,” and this is why he has to carefully approach her regarding the subject of Raquel moving in with him.
Raquel interviews that she does NOT think Carla is jealous of her (Oh yes, she is, Raquel. It is very kind and humble of you to say otherwise, though. You seem like a very gracious person.). She says that she thinks Carla might just be “upset” that another woman is involved with her kids (I do sympathize with Carla in that regard; however, it is not like Raquel is someone who had an affair with Joe while he was “with” Carla. I could see how that would really “sting” so much more. This is a woman that came along once Carla and Joe were done with each other, and while Carla already had a boyfriend. Like I said, I can still see how it still might be a little difficult for Carla, though. However, as long as Raquel respects Carla and respects Carla’s role as “the Mother” and has appropriate boundaries in that regard, her loving and being good to the children is a blessing). Raquel also says that, when she and Joe are together with the kids, they are kind of like “a little family,” and she thinks this probably upsets Carla as well. Finally, she says that she thinks another reason Carla might be upset is because Joe seems “happier” with her than when he was with Carla (Well, Joe basically just said that he IS much happier with Raquel, as opposed to Carla, and he said it ON CAMERA in front of the NATION, no less. *Ouch!*).
Joe interviews that “when Carla is GOOD, she is EXTREMELY GOOD, but when she is BAD, she is EXTREMELY BAD.” Finally, he says that Raquel is moving in with him no matter what, regardless of Carla’s opinions on the matter.
Drita Works On Building Her “Empire”
Drita and her daughters are walking quickly outside. She tells them that they are going to look at buildings “for Mommy’s business.” She interviews that she wants to find a storefront for her makeup line, “Just Me Cosmetics” (By the way, Love Majewski has had a makeup line for a while now too. It’s called “Veritas Cosmetics”). Drita says that, as a makeup artist, she once had a “million-dollar client” list, but when Lee went back to prison for a 2nd time, she was so stressed out and depressed that she was “unable to work” (It sounds like Drita might have suffered from extreme depression and/or anxiety over Lee’s going to jail for a 2nd time. I totally get that, and I am glad she is doing so much better).
Drita meets up with a commercial realtor who shows her around a building that is available for rent. After looking around, Drita tells the realtor that she does not think this particular building will work for her, but she definitely wants to look at more properties. She interviews that she started her makeup line for her daughters because “Independence is the BEST thing in the world,” (I agree) and she wants to teach this to her daughters. Drita says that she is raising her daughters to “NEVER depend on ANYONE!” With Giselle once again on Drita’s hip, Drita tells her, “Mommy is going to build you an empire,” and gives her a big old kiss while Giselle giggles (Giselle is a cutie-patootie. I love Drita’s relationship with her daughters. She is always so sweet and soft and warm and affectionate with them. She also seems to keep an open line of communication with them too. These are very good things for a parent to do. Good job, Drita!).
Paranoid Renee and Relaxed Karen Look For a Fortified Bunker
Renee and Karen are walking around with a realtor looking at a home for sale. Renee interviews that, ever since the robbery, she has not felt comfortable in her home. So, she’s focusing on looking for and finding another house as soon as possible. Because Karen’s father, Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, cooperated with the Government (or “ratted,” in some people’s opinion), and Karen and her family had to deal with living and surviving despite the fallout and possible danger to them as revenge upon Sammy “The Bull’s” betrayal, Renee says she wants Karen to come with her to look at properties because she and A.J. are now in the same position Karen and her family were once in.
As the realtor is walking Renee through the home, she instantly starts listing her problems with it. She complains, “Too many windows. I don’t like basements. I don’t like attachments.” She interviews that now, when looking at homes, she pays attentions to the number of entrances and exits. She tells the realtor that she has “major” security issues. Probably sensing the realtor’s frustration, Karen gently tries to explain the reasons behind Renee’s extreme pickiness, paranoia and fear to the realtor. Renee then abruptly tells the realtor that this particular house is “not for me!”
The realtor takes them to another home for sale. Renee is still unhappy and voicing her displeasure to the realtor. Karen interviews that their “lifestyle” requires “a house that is VERY secure” (I’ll BET!). Karen politely asks the realtor to excuse her and Renee for a minute so they can speak privately. She tells Renee that she does not think this particular neighborhood is for her. She interviews that Renee is now SCARED….of basements; of windows; of attachments – of basically almost EVERYTHING. Karen gently tries to discuss Renee’s extreme fear and paranoia with her, and Renee yells and tells Karen that, of course, she is scared because for years, she “was sleepin’ with the f*ckin’ ENEMY!!” She interviews that, now, when she looks at a home, she counts the windows, the doors, etc. When the realtor returns, Renee tells him that she wants to be “locked and secured,” and she basically wants “only 1 entrance and exit and very few windows so I can know EXACTLY what window to have my gun pointing out of!” (I feel for Renee. What a horrible way to live!).
Drita’s Dream and the Drunken Monkey
Drita pays Big Ang a visit at her bar, “The Drunken Monkey.” Big Ang tells Drita that she spoke to her son’s lawyer because, at A.J.’s last hearing, the Judge ruled that A.J. can no longer have personal visitors for the time being. Big Ang says she told A.J.’s lawyer that he needs to do something to fix that problem because she really wants to see her son. She sadly but defiantly tells Drita, “EVERY Mother wants to see her CHILD!!” She interviews that being unable to see A.J. is “driving me crazy!” Drita nods her head sympathetically and expresses her understanding and support to Ang.
Big Ang changes the subject and asks Drita what’s she’s been up to lately. Drita tells her that she’s been busy and stressed trying to find the right building to use as a storefront for her makeup line. She expresses frustration because she “just can’t find anything right!”
Big Ang (conveniently) tells Drita that there is a space for rent very close to “The Drunken Monkey.” Drita squeals excitedly, and her eyes light up at the thought of her and Big Ang becoming “business neighbors.”
Big Ang takes Drita to the spot, which is locked. Without even looking at the inside of the building, Drita says it is “perfect!” Big Ang says she was worried Drita might think it was too small. Drita says that she needs “small,” and everything else she has seen so far has been too big. Drita immediately calls the number on the “For Sale” sign and asks what the rent will cost per month. The owner tells her the rent is $950/month, and Drita instantly says that she will take it. She then tells the owner that she is standing right outside of the building, and she will not move until the owner gets there so they can finalize the deal without any delay. Drita interviews that finding a spot for her business feels so good because it is like “living a dream” for her.
Joe Finally Gives Carla the News
Carla is driving the twins to spend the weekend at Joe’s house. She interviews that she hopes Joe is really spending “quality” time with the kids when he has them.
Once she drops the kids off, and Joe sees that they have made their way into his house, he walks over to Carla’s vehicle and leans into her passenger-side window to talk to her. He asks her how she is doing, and she immediately comments that he did “not need such a big house!” (And the size of Joe’s house is your “business,”….how, Carla?). Joe disagrees with her and says that, when he was in prison, he did not realize his 2 growing children were sleeping in the same bed as Carla (I do not quite get the point Joe is trying to make by saying that. Carla’s house looks like a nice sized house to me. She even has a pool. Maybe she just liked snuggling with the kids, Joe.).
Joe then asks Carla, “So, what?! Do you want me to be a bachelor for the rest of my life?!”(Yes, preferably a bachelor that is pining away for Carla until you drop dead! Why can’t you just get with the “Carla Program” for you, Joe! What is wrong with you, Dammit??!!). Finally, he tells her that Raquel is going to be moving into his house soon. Carla initially looks stunned. Then she looks angry. She interviews, “All of a sudden, Joe’s got this ‘little girl’ just popping up out of nowhere, and she’s going to become a big part of my kids’ lives!” (I do understand Carla’s apprehension. Maybe she should take the time to get to know Raquel so she can assess whether or not she feels comfortable having her kids around her more. Calling her names like “little girl” and insulting her appearance do not lend themselves to an amicable relationship with Raquel in the future. I hope she stops, and I hope she gets to know Raquel and becomes more comfortable with Raquel for her own peace of mind.).
Carla then begins interrogating Joe in a hostile and rapid-fire fashion. She asks Joe how he met Raquel. He tells Carla he met Raquel when he was “out,” and he has been dating her for the past 6 or 7 months. Carla expresses disbelief about the amount of time Joe has been dating Raquel and, in my opinion, insinuates that Joe has been seeing Raquel a LOT longer and basically implying that he and Raquel were seeing each other when she was married to Joe (Umm….Carla? Don’t you have a man? If you continue to go with the “denial” route, didn’t you definitely have a boyfriend in Season 1, over whom you fought with Renee and vehemently defended when Renee, Karen and Drita said he had a habit of “feeling up” your friends? Why are you acting like Joe is doing something wrong by moving on with his life? And why are you trying to insinuate that he was cheating on you with Raquel and judge him for it when you are no stranger to assisting married men in cheating on their wives? Girl, bye!). She interviews that she does not want her kids to feel uncomfortable with Raquel around so much (This is a valid concern. The kids did say that they really liked Raquel, though. So, I am not so sure how “uncomfortable” they would feel).
Carla continues interrogating Joe, and at this point I got a little confused. I think she interviewed that Joe wants to “use” Raquel to help him handle his bills the way he used her when they were together (but I’m not 100% sure). Carla questions Joe about where Raquel works and asks if Raquel is contributing to “the bills.” Joe says that she is contributing and that she works hard and has a good job. Carla defensively says, “I always worked, Joe!” (And…? He didn’t say that you didn’t. He just responded about Raquel’s working and her job and her contributing to “the bills” because you asked him about it. Boy, for someone who is very adamant about people staying out of HER “f*cking business,” Carla sure seems to be all up in Joe and Raquel’s! In Season 1, she indicated that she and Joe got along very well and that he had no problem with the fact that she had a boyfriend….who also happened to be around her kids. I wonder if she forgot about that. Maybe she is differentiating because she and the boyfriend did/do not LIVE together.). She interviews, “I’m STILL ‘the Mother!’ You’re JUST ‘the girlfriend!’” Carla ends her heated conversation with Joe by saying, “Kiss my ass!” and speeding off (Bye, Carla! *Waving* Be careful, Girl!).
The Botox Bash
Now, it’s time for Big Ang’s “Botox Bash.” Karen, Ramona and Love arrive at “the par-tay” together. Big Ang interviews that she has invited “everybody” (i.e., all of her cast mates). The women start getting their Botox shots, and Big Ang is acting like she has died and gone to Heaven! Karen interviews that she is scared of needles and is shown grimacing when she looks at one. Big Ang interviews that Renee, Drita and Carla have not shown up yet, “but the party will still go on without them!” Then, she cackles (I just LOVE Big Ang’s cackle!). Love interviews that, “in this day and age, there’s no reason to be ugly and old-looking!” After Love gets her face done, she lifts her shirt to get some unknown procedure done to her (HUGE) breasts (I have never heard of putting Botox in or around breasts before. I learn something new every day.).
Renee finally arrives. She interviews that, as soon as she arrived, she noticed that neither Drita nor Carla were at the party. “And then….I see Love….” Renee gives her quick hugs and hello’s to everybody before she asks Love if they can go somewhere and speak privately. Love agrees. Renee interviews that she needs to make sure she and Love are REALLY O.K…
Once they are alone in another room, Renee basically asks Love if things really are good and settled between them. Love says, “ABSOLUTELY!! [We are] Fine!!” She looks sincere when she says it, and Renee visibly heaves a sigh of relief. Love interviews that she and Renee are “a lot alike.” She tells Renee that she has never dated a married man, and she is VERY against it. She interviews that she and Renee actually have “a lot in common” and “could be very good friends because of our similar personalities” (I think so too. I mentioned that Love and Renee might just be kindred spirits in my blog about the last episode. Drita apparently agrees too because she described Love as being “Renee MINUS the CRYING.”).
Big Ang calls Drita with her cell on speaker in front of the other women at the party. As soon as Drita answers, she asks Drita why she is not there. Drita says that one of her teeth is “killing” her, and her “eyeball hurts” (Her eyeball hurts? I wonder if they edited out Drita saying exactly what happened to make her eyeball hurt.). Big Ang mentions that Carla is also not in attendance, and Drita says that she told Carla she would not be able to make the party. Drita explains that Carla did not feel comfortable going to the party without Drita being there). Big Ang interviews that everybody should be there.
Once Big Ang hangs up, Renee is up in arms and does not “understand” why Carla could not attend just because Drita could not make it (Ummm….Renee…an IDIOT could understand why Carla would feel uncomfortable. I do not even like Carla, but I understand her position. Also, why do you care so much about a butter-knife-wielding-home wrecker anyway? You’re acting like your best friend stood you up!). She interviews that Carla not attending “has to be about Love” because “Carla and I agreed that we could be in the same room together with no problems the last time we saw each other” (Umm…WHAT?! Am I missing something? Why would Carla not be attending because of Love? Maybe she is not attending because the last time she saw you, the two of you were cursing each other out and insulting each other unmercifully. Also, she knows that, like you, Karen and Ramona do not really care for her. She would be the “odd man out” with that group.). Renee then voices this opinion (about Carla not attending because of LOVE being there) to the group (Renee, what are you doing? You know I love your crazy ass, but are you stirring the pot? Also, I still feel like I am missing a piece of the puzzle. Why would Carla not attend because of LOVE? Do they have some sort of history that has not yet been revealed on the show?).
Love interviews, “Who the F*CK is Carla??!!” (Your new co-worker!). She then says that Carla “is one of those stupid girls always flipping their hair and playing with their jewelry” as she rolls her eyes in disgust. Ramona interviews that Carla should “know the type of crew we are” (Umm…she DOES!! That is why she is NOT there, Ramona! No offense. I am neutral on Ramona. I like the loyalty she has shown to Karen, but I still have not formed a solid opinion on her yet.).
Love tells the group that she will go to meet Carla by herself “and flat-out ask her what her problem is with me!” Someone then mentions that Carla is dating Love’s ex-boyfriend (Oh, so maybe that’s it. If this is the case, I still think that Love is not the ONLY reason Carla chose not to attend. The only person she likes there is Big Ang, and she knows all of the other women besides Big Ang do not really like HER either. So, why should she subject herself to that?). With regard to Carla dating her ex-boyfriend, Love interviews that she could not care LESS because SHE broke up with HIM (In short, she no longer wants the man and does not give a damn that Carla is now with him).
Karen interviews that Carla is a “mean, cold, nasty, heartless” person. She then says, “I HATE Carla.” With regard to Carla’s possibly having a problem with her, Love interviews that “walking into a room with ME is like entering a cage with a TIGER!” (Something about the very calm, matter-of-fact way Love says this cause me to believe her). Karen interviews that “if Love has a problem with you, you’re in TROUBLE! My advice to Carla is…. ‘RUN!’”
Renee Receives a Threatening Anonymous Letter
Renee is at her house cleaning up and puttering around again. As she is putting out her trash, her voiceover says that she wants to focus on her future and leave everything behind her like “yesterday’s trash.”
Renee then sorts her mail while she is standing near her kitchen island. One of the envelopes contains a letter that she slowly reads. She interviews that the letter is in Junior’s handwriting, and during and after she read it, she had chills going up and down her spine. She then says that she started to panic. She pours herself a HUGE glass of wine (and her hands are shaking as she does so). In her voiceover, she says, “All I’m thinking is ‘I’m DEAD!’”
One by one, she frantically calls Ramona, Karen and Big Ang, but none of them pick up. She interviews that she is in a “complete PANIC” (She truly does look scared to death.). She then pulls out a cigarette and starts seriously dragging and puffing away on the cigarette like her life depends on it (I notice that her hands are shaking as she holds her cigarette too). She interviews and loudly says, “And they wonder WHY I self-medicate??!!” (I DON’T!).
Renee then quickly blows out the candles on her kitchen island, frantically grabs her purse and the letter and hightails it out of her house. While she is driving away from her home, Ramona is the first person to return her call. Ramona asks Renee what is going on, and Renee just says, “I’m comin’ over!!”
Big Ang and Ramona discuss the letter possibly sent by Junior to Renee anonymously. Big Ang says she thinks Junior is “psychotic” and says that Junior claims to be “very ‘connected’”.
Karen tells Ramona about her daughter, Karina, finding a woman’s thong in her bed. Ramona looks shocked and disgusted.
Love talks to Drita about Carla. She tells Drita she has no problem talking to Carla, but if Carla has a problem with her, she “will pick up the bar and bash her f*ckin’ HEAD with it!”
Renee burns some things in the trash and says, “I want everything to go up in f*cking flames!”
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Thursday Night Lineup, January 17th by BB
8PM – American Idol (Fox); 30 Rock/Parks and Recreation (NBC); Last Resort (ABC); The Vampire Diaries (CW); This Old House Hour (PBS); Haven (SyFy); Impact Wrestling (Spike); Hook, Line and Dinner (Cook);
9PM – Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime); Oprah’s Next Chapter: Lance Armstrong (OWN); The Office/1600 Penn (NBC); Grey’s Anatomy (ABC); Anger Management (FX); The First 48: Missing Persons (A&E); Haven (SyFy); North Woods Law: On the Hunt (Anpl); Ultimate Guide to the Presidents (History); The Millionaire Matchmaker (Bravo); Rocket City Rednecks (NatGeo); The Will: Jerry Garcia (ID); Mary Mary (WE); Connecticut Under Construction/Rehap Addict (DIY); Brunch at Bobby’s (8:30 Cook);
10PM – Scandal (ABC); Rock Center With Brian Williams (NBC); Double Divas (Lifetime); Archer/Legis (FX); Suits (USA); BUCKWILD (MTV); Beyond Scared Straight (A&E); What Not to Wear (TLC); Property Wars (Discovery); King of the Nerds (TBS); Law on the Border (Anpl); Bellator MMA Live (Spike); Impractical Jokers (truTV); Kathy (Bravo); Sweet Genius (Food); Frenemies (ID)
11PM – WWHL: George Takei & Drita Davanzo (Bravo)
Note: Lance Armstrong interview with Oprah at 9PM on OWN