What Really Happened at the Beginning of Season 3 of Dance Moms? and Other Gossip by NoMoreDrama
Move over housewives, today I’m obsessed with Abby Lee Miller and her band of crazy mothers and talented girls. We’re three episodes into Season 3 of the show, and things are changing. For one, the show is a huge hit and the mothers realize that they’ve got a solid 15 minutes of fame that they need to capitalize on.
Episode 1 had all of the dancers returning with an Open Call for casting, that brought in a new girl – Ally. Brooke and Paige were missing, but no one ever explained if they had been banned from the dance team or if Kelly had quit. Turns out it was probably neither. Brooke had Homecoming.
Episode 2 showed the other mothers uniting to “Bring back Kelly, Brooke and Paige” Nice storyline, but apparently not true. First of all, there is no evidence that Kelly was actually gone from the team. Second of all – why would they do that if Kelly had left willingly? They didn’t stage a fuss when Brooke was replaced last season when she quit to be a cheerleader.
Here’s what went down. I got most of my information from this site, which is a chat forum for Dance Moms. The people that comment on this site know as much about dancing as we do about housewives.
Leadup to the Second Performance:
Blowup Wednesday Night, October 17th ….
Christi “Just another day in the life:trapped in a car with 5 silly girls and a couple of slap happy moms.”
Jill: “All I can say…what a crazy night! Spent 5 hours sitting in the ALDC parking lot with my dance moms and the girls. “
The next day:
Christi “I could tweet so many things right now, but it’s SO not worth it. The truth will come out someday and we’ll be the ones with the last laugh.”
Melissa: “Why is tomorrow cancelled?!?” circumstances beyond our control “
Ok – that all played out like we saw on the show. The question is WHY?
(And for those of you that don’t watch the show – by Saturday Abby had three new dancers plus Ally Serigne who had joined last week. All three new dancers flew in, which meant they must have flown in Thursday or Friday, learned a routine and preformed it that weekend. Is that possible? I suppose so if they wanted to be on TV badly enough. My guess is Abby has a list of girls that would drop everything to be on the show.)
Fan to Abby: “So
@BrookeHyland1 is 14 has a single, has one a bunch of titles and is on a tv show… Im 14 and i sit at home and watch her do all this…”
Abby: “that’s because
@Abby_Lee_Miller has been in her life since age 3! We have an amazing relationship&it’s severed“
(Ouch – she’s saying her relationship with Brooke is severed.)
By now word had spread that Abby had brought a new group of girls to a competition ….
Fan to Abby: “The original crew needs to come back! If they don’t I’m not watching”
Abby: “then tell them to stop boycotting and start dancing! Common sense! “
Jill: “Trouble in paradise!!”
Holly: “I believe in the power of prayer. I have faith everything happens for a reason.”
Abby to Holly: “when you so rudely shoved a tablet in my face you didn’t seem too Christian? Hallelujah!”
Holly to Abby: “I will continue to pray for your soul.”
Christi to Holly: “Good luck with that one!!”
Abby spills the beans:
Abby: Get the story straight! tell everyone-original moms&kids r holding out 4 season 3! I’m faithful to Lifetime! doing my job!
Now here are some interesting ones. This is an exchange between Abby and Angel and Victor – the two coaches from Dance Moms Miami. Dance Moms Miami was not renewed for a second season and perhaps there is some bad blood between the coaches.
Angel to Christi (perhaps in response to the good luck with that one quip): “this it’s why u r my favorite! THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE! What they do in the dark eventually will come out in the light”
Abby to Angel (with Kristi in the loop) “LOL you have been set free – maybe she’ll join you?”
Angel to Abby: “we would love to have them!”
Angel to Jill: “Keep being you I rather be a dance teacher that inspires kids, them a monster to be famous on tv! I’m a dancer not an actor”
Victor: “Angel and I teach through love NOT fear.
@StarsDanceCo is not perfect, but we bring a loving, inspirational environment to our kids”
Abby to Angel: “U ran Dance Moms Miami-of all ppl U should realize the Moms r holding up production w demands via their Atty! This is not me!”
(So that seems to be the reason – the moms were holding up production with demands via their attorney? – mo’ money I assume).
Fan to Holly: “Can you share whats happening with all the original 7. It’d be helpful to know the difference between truth and rumors!“
Abby replies: “ugly truth is the Moms r holding up production w/demands via Atty! It is sad &selfish &detrimental 2 the kids dance training!”
Abby: “Hi ho hi ho off to work I go! While the dance moms refuse to show up again? How do moms w/0 talent+constant complaining get pay raise&perks?”
Finally – about a week later – October 25th – Thursday ….
Melissa: “We are with our ALDC family!!!”
And there you have it. They were holding out for a raise!
So next up – I’m trying to figure out how long Sophia Lucia stays with the show. Abby tweeted this photo of her and two other girls this week – so I don’t think we’ve seen the last of that talented little girl.
In other gossip, Kelly Bensimmon has a new boyfriend, Million Dollar Listing Bravolebrity Ryan Serhant. They met at a fundraiser for hurricane sandy in December and have been dating since. Perhaps both Kelly and Adrienne Maloof are trying out for Bravo Cougars – because Ryan is 28 to Kelly’s 44. Perhaps he never watched the Real Housewives of New York and doesn’t realize she’s nuts. You can read more about it here.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Cast Blogs by Stars99
(All text in italics and quotes are excerpts of original cast blogs written by the respective housewives. To read the cast blogs in their entirety please go to Bravotv.com – NMD).
“I want to sincerely thank Mauricio for stepping in on my behalf. I admire his sensibility and his level headedness. Mauricio has always been a gentleman and the voice of reason amongst the husbands.”
I hadta laff at this one… “amongst the husbands” in all the land… okay… let’s count the RHOBH husbands: Adrienne – Paul (Well, you did just divorce him and allegedly said he was abusive); Kyle – Mauricio (your realtor and defender); Lisa – Ken (no secret you don’t like Lisa and she doesn’t like you – I haven’t seen Ken do much talking on the show one way or another – but he does seem to like to carry around little dogs and made a romantic swing for his dahling AND willingly pushes her at her whim which makes big points as far as I’m concerned); Taylor, Camille, Brandi, Kim – No current husbands. Marisa and Yo don’t really count since this is their very first season and we haven’t seen much of them – much less of their husbands, although Dean, Marisa’s husband gets BIG props for being more concerned about dessert than the Moroccan dinner smack down. So, not counting your own husband, Adrienne – you’re saying that Mauricio is a voice of reason basically between just him and Ken… Wow… such high praise, indeed!
“I’ve heard from others that Brandi is sorry for what she said, but I have yet to hear it from her directly. If anyone should be upset in this situation, it should be me.”
You are absolutely right that you are the one that should be upset in this situation. Brandi said something she shouldn’t have – she was out of line, way out of line. However, you guys haven’t talked about it only because you are allegedly not answering Brandi’s phone calls or texts. How is she supposed to talk to you about it if you block her attempts to do so? Instead, you choose to run to your attorneys to have them initiate a cease and desist letter requiring Brandi to formally sign paperwork and threatening that if she didn’t do so, that your minions of lawyers would file a lawsuit on your behalf. Last season, after Camille revealed information concerning Taylor’s alleging that her husband, Russell, was abusive to her – it only took a mere email from Russell that threated he would go to an attorney that was enough to cause Camille to run to her own attorney for advice. Camille’s attorney seemed to advise her not to have any contact whatsoever with Taylor and Russell from that point forward. You guys all were solidly on Camille’s side on this – you even said something like “friends don’t sue friends” implying that it was unconscionable for a friend to initiate a lawsuit against another friend. I’ve been trying to play out in my mind the similarities and the differences in these two lawsuit happy situations:
~ Both threats of lawsuits resulted from statements that one person said about another person;
~ Both statements at their core were based on information that was widely understood to be true – Camille alleged Russell’s abuse based on her own (and the other housewives’) conversations with Taylor – whether the abuse actually happened or not – sadly, we’ll never know. The truthfulness of Brandi’s information has never been called into question, to my knowledge. It’s just that Brandi shouldn’t have blurted it out – Camille shouldn’t have either.
~ Both statements resulted in threats of a lawsuit.
~ Both statements resulted in lawyers getting involved. Camille, as a potential defendant, immediately got her attorney involved; You got your attorney to initiate the threat of the lawsuit itself.
~ Upon hearing what Brandi said, your very first instinct was to sue her. You were getting information about what Brandi said from Kim – the queen of clear thinking in high stress situations and disseminator of reliable information, no? And yet, you did not want to clarify or confirm with anyone else that what Kim was saying actually transpired in the way that she was saying it. Russell’s instinct was also to sue based on his wife’s account of what had happened. His problem was that he believed his wife when she said she had never said anything to the others about him being abusive. Yeah, right…
~ They were both pretty horrific accusations and could cause significant repercussions. We don’t know what Brandi said – but it must be worse in your eyes than alleging mere spousal abuse because in your case, a lawsuit was the appropriate action to take. I’m telling you, that if this is all only about your alleged surrogacy, I’m gonna flip a fig.
~Mauricio seems to side with the one who has arguably the best potential to be his future clients. Remember that Kyle got in trouble with Mauricio when she got into a spat with Camille – and so she had to make nice-nice with her. Adrienne and Camille clearly have more resources than Brandi and Taylor. I mean it’s actually laughable, if it wasn’t so sad.
~ Russell’s threat was communicated via a personal email; yours was initiated formally through your attorney.
~ Russell, whose finances were quickly spiraling downwards, had everything to financially gain by such a lawsuit especially if it was going to be settled out of court since it was against Camille and thus, her then husband, Kelsey Grammer. You have nothing to gain from suing Brandi except that you might get a couple of her bikinis out of the deal.
~ Everyone seemed to agree with Camille’s attorney that she have no contact with Russell and Taylor until the issue was cleared up – and Taylor and Russell were even thrown out of a party thrown by the aforementioned person you called a “gentleman” – and this was all at your (Adrienne’s) specific urging! Adrienne, you were adamant that Taylor and Russell should NOT even be allowed to attend the party. And this was after Camille had only received an email – and yet, somehow, Brandi, who received an official letter from your attorney is supposed to be able to pick up a phone and magically make this all go away? Really?????????
~ Mauricio denied admittance to Taylor and Russell at his party to ensure there was absolutely no contact between Taylor/Russell and Camille after the threat of a lawsuit was made. However, he badgers Brandi to informally call Adrienne after she had already been served an attorney’s letter threatening a lawsuit.
~ Camille was supported by everyone in following her attorney’s advice not to have any contact with Russell and Taylor. However, Brandi was advised by Mauricio not to listen to her attorney. Others also encouraged Brandi to just pick up the phone and talk to Adrienne.
~ Adrienne’s attorneys dictated to Bravo what they could air and what they couldn’t air. However, we all heard loud and clear the outright the accusation that Russell abused Taylor.
“Mauricio thank you so much for having my back. . .Like my father, you are man of integrity.”
In all fairness – he defended Adrienne and her millions. Pure and simple.
Brandi starts out saying she’s glad that the whole Scheana thing is over – and that she’s looking forward to discovering “love” again.
“So heading into this next dinner party, I have a lot on my plate having just been served with papers from Adrienne Maloof’s high-powered lawyer who asked me to either never have an opinion on or defend myself against Adrinenne and Paul again or to prepare for a court battle. I’m still unclear why it is OK for Adrienne (or her cook) to come after me and my family, but the second I fight back I’m served with lawyer papers. At this point most of the ladies don’t know the entire story of what went on between Adrienne, and but as we watch further they will see it unfold.”I’m not sure why you didn’t tell them a couple of the reasons why you were having issues with Adrienne – you know they’re gonna find out about it anyway. Yes, Kyle’s inquiry was annoying, but you could have actually stated what your issues were with her rather than just blurting out the “secret heard round the world” – or not heard, if you’re an unfortunate viewer. Wait… isn’t this WHOLE show being filmed for our entertainment? No? Oh wait… now I remember, it’s to promote books, crooks and pocketbooks.
“Moving on to Lisa and Ken’s “swinging” it seemed so sexual to me. . .did anyone else get that vibe? Anyhow I think it was the most romantic thing ever for my boyfriend Ken to do that for his beautiful wife.”
Romantic, yes… but sexual? Brandi, dahling… get your mind out of the gutter.
“Dinner party from Beverly Hells!! I really enjoyed talking to Marissa, her brother Paul, and her husband Dean. They are all very likable people. All was good in the hood, until Mauricio decided to come after me for something that has absolutely nothing to do with him. He didn’t nearly have all the information and in what world does a married man and a father of four daughters have a go at a single mother at a dinner party? Thank you to Ken and Lisa for stepping in and trying to put a stop to it all. I so very appreciate it, but as we have learned many of times before I can and do defend myself!”
Brandi, I gotta call “foul” on this one. Marital status and the number of children should not enter into this entire argument. I understand that Ken invoked the “poor Brandi, she doesn’t have a man to defend her” argument – but really, you just reconfirmed his position by playing the “single mother” sympathy card. It’s too bad that Mauricio kept talking over your response about why you said what you said – it was because Kyle kept asking why you had an issue with Adrienne. Mauricio was so set on demonstrating that the purpose of your comment was just to perpetuate rumored gossip that he neglected to find out that it was his own wife who was actually initiating said “gossip” through her questions to you.
“Oh and listen up “Mo” no one is perfect — not even you — but you don’t see me coming after you! Maybe it’s just not my business to attack you for something that has NOTHING to do with me. Well what my “amazing brain” is telling me to do is to stay out of it. Man up and follow suit.”
Oh, snap! Wait… is that a threat? Potential lawsuit? No, wait… I’m sure Mauricio picked up the phone and apologized to you right after the dinner. No? It wasn’t until after it aired and the tide of public opinion came out?
“Let’s start at Yolanda’s. The camera really doesn’t do her lemon orchard justice. Those lemons go on for DAYS! I have never seen so many lemons in my life. In front of the house, in the back, on the side. . .LOTS of lemons. Yolanda invited me over and was going to show me how to do the Master Cleanse. I have a lot of friends that have done it, but I have a hard time with the idea of not eating for days. I want to be healthy, and I do eat healthy, but I also allow myself to indulge when I really want to. It didn’t taste bad at all — but I just couldn’t get myself to stick with it. I have always battled my weight and have tried EVERY diet imaginable. I’m just at a point in my life where being thin is not a priority. I’m willing to eat right and exercise, but not starve.”
So why did you even pretend to be interested in the Master Cleanse? I mean, I totally get not wanting to do it – but shouldn’t you have been upfront with Yo – and then you guys could have just relaxed and enjoyed the day together without pretending that you were actually going to do the cleanse. It looked like to me that she even bottled some up for you to take home with you.
“I am so happy and relieved to see my sister Kim strong and sober. She went through a lot over the years and I truly believe she is stronger than ever. It hurt me to hear her say to her life coach, “If you love someone, don’t you pull them aside in private and tell them they need help?” My family and I had done that for many years. Always in private. However, I understand her anger about that night in the back of the limo. It’s hard watching the show sometimes, especially since Kim and I are in such a great place right now. We are happy and finally able to be sisters again. We have to remind ourselves that things we have each said and done were in the past when we were both still angry, and to not let it affect where we are today. I will do everything in my power to keep it this way.”
It’s understandable that there are many layers to the relationship between you and your sister. I question the logic in your justification that since you had pulled her aside in private to tell her that she needed help for her alcoholism many times before – that you could then just tell the whole world about it in the limo? Really, how does that even make any sense? However, I do think Kim clearly implied that you and Mauricio had stolen the house in Palm Springs from her – and then you merely retaliated by telling the world she’s an alcoholic. Kinda glad I don’t have a sister. I’m actually glad you guys are in a good place relationshipwise. I hope you guys can really figure this out so that your family thrives.
“Later at the dinner party when Kim wanted to get into a serious conversation, my first thought was “Oh, no. Not here” I wanted to keep things “light” (as if that’s possible these days). But I was happy to hear what Kim was saying and know we needed to have those conversations, as uncomfortable as they can make me sometimes. It is difficult bringing up the past, and I am grateful we are at point today where we can have these discussions without arguing. We both understand each other more today than we ever have.”
See, now, Kyle – this is where you make me crazy. Your previous paragraph painted a picture that you both are trying to repair your relationship. However, this paragraph reminds me that I was annoyed that it didn’t even seem like you were listening to your sister when she was trying to talk to you in a meaningful way. It may have been that you got a bad edit… but really, I’m surprised you didn’t at least pretend you were more interested in what she had to say – Even if it’s something like, “Kim, let’s sit down and really talk about things – I’m just not comfortable doing it here and now.” Use your words, Kyle.
“I have NEVER seen Mauricio like we all saw him in last night’s episode. He is always the calm one in any situation. However, he felt strongly about the subject matter. Adrienne and Paul stopped socializing with the group after what Brandi said. Mauricio and Paul are good friends and he was hearing from Paul the pain that they were going through. Mauricio felt that a phone call would benefit Paul, Adrienne, AND Brandi. That is how he deals with problems — directly.”
It’s hard to figure out why Adrienne and Paul stopped socializing with the group since we don’t know the nature of the “big secret.” How on earth could Brandi wield such power to keep them away? Could it possibly be that Adrienne’s lawyers told her not to have any contact with Brandi until the lawsuit issue was settled? My guess is that is exactly what most lawyers would advise their clients in this situation. Therefore, I highly doubt that a phone call would have sufficed as an apology – since it surely would be held against Brandi in a court of law. Which is why the call should never be made… don’t we ALL know that? Well, that – and the fact I’m not entirely sure that Brandi could get through a phone call with Adrienne without completely exacerbating the whole situation.
“Many have questioned my judgment in continuing to employ Scheana, but understand this, she had been working at Villa Blanca for almost four years and often picking up shifts in Sur. She had always been a reliable and good waitress. I had only been friends with Brandi a few months, or so at that time. One: legally I could not terminate her employment. And two: morally I wouldn’t. It was a personal situation, that until now, had been none of my business.”
There are many reasons that you could probably justifiably terminate her employment – Her bad press could adversely affect your business, her code of conduct violations, her negative impact on the overall work environment, etc. The fact that you’re loyal to your employee is admirable – I hope it doesn’t bite you on the dupa.
“I spend time in my restaurant, sampling food, fiddling with flowers, then head on home. I hate surprises, but thought when Ken ordered me to close my eyes, I wondered if it was a new puppy. So when I saw the swing, covered in roses, and the heart-shaped flower bed it touched me. Just the thought behind it! That is what is the most important — when somebody you love tries to make you happy. It is never a monetary thing, or if it is it shouldn’t be. Many times Ken has overwhelmed me with ridiculously extravagant gifts. I have loved and appreciated them, but a sentimental gift, an act of love, will always trump that! (Ken if you are reading this, it doesn’t mean you are finished buying me jewelry!) Anyway, it was only a couple of months before our 30th wedding anniversary. . .Ken had wanted to renew our vows on our 25th. I wriggled out of that one! We had taken a few days alone on Lake Como. I would prefer it to be just between ourselves, that is where we differ. But after that sentimental gesture, how could I refuse?”
Ken’s gesture was just so danged romantic, wasn’t it? All of the sudden I got all envious that I didn’t have a swing. And the fact that Ken pushed you and you giggled with glee as you swung. How kewl was that? Ken scored big points for that one… It truly is the thought that counts…
“So back to our group. . .We are all meeting at a Moroccan restaurant, sans Adrienne and Paul. I had heard that they had removed themselves temporarily from our group. I had no idea where the individual relationships stood. I wondered if Kim would be hauled over the coals for not having Chad’s birthday at the Palms, but maybe she had a pass! I knew Kyle had contact with them, but as far as I could gather they had withdrawn from the circle.”
Laffs at the obligatory barb about the Palms… Lisa is still cranky that she got so much grief from Adrienne about her daughter not having her bachelorette party there… lol
“All seems to be going reasonably well, until the subject of the legal letter that was sent from Adrienne’s lawyer to Brandi. I am flabbergasted that it had come to this. I hadn’t been at Mauricio’s event and was unaware that Brandi had been called a drug addict and a terrible mother, but doesn’t that warrant a reciprocal letter? Should I have sued after the reunion for defamation and slander too?”
Yes and yes.
“All I know is that Brandi lives pretty frugally, paying her rent and struggling on a minuscule amount of alimony — with no extra for the luxury of litigious letters to friends who have crossed the line. Thankfully with this show and her book, things are beginning to flourish financially. The conversation starts to intensify, with once again, Brandi being the centre of the escalating discussion.”
Fear not, Lisa – this will only solidify Brandi’s involvement on next season’s RHOBH.
“Now as I remarked before in my previous blog, Ken will jump to the defense of a woman in need. Brandi was again under attack. Mauricio was chastising Brandi, and Ken was having none of it. That is a reason why I love him — that he will always be a protector and never let someone be intimidated, especially a woman.”
I liked that he defended Brandi – but not because she was a woman, but because what was being said was just ludicrous, in my opinion.
“The kids and I are happy that Dean is back home. He was away shooting a movie with Matt Damon and oblivious to all the drama happening in Beverly Hills. LOL. This episode annoyed me so I’ll just get right into it…”
I would be happy to volunteer to be an extra for the next movie… = ) Marisa goes on to say that she likes how Brandi is open and honest with everyone. She wanted to create a time to get to know the other housewives a little better – and she actually thought it would be a “fun and easygoing evening.” Really? Have you ever seen one of these shows?
“In walks Brandi looking so damn gorgeous as always, I cant stand it! Brandi announces that Adrienne is suing her! WTF! Kyle and I are shocked! I didn’t get into it because again, this issue doesn’t involve me, but that didn’t stop everyone else from jumping right in.”
Yeah, we hate Brandi for being skinny and gorgeous. Well, maybe that’s just me. Of course people are going to jump into a situation that doesn’t involve them… this particular situation is Bravo gold – well, at least it was until the point where Bravo was told they couldn’t air a lot of it. Lololol….
“Let’s talk about Taylor; she seems to be a walking contradiction. Honestly, how does Taylor tell Lisa to find her a man in one breath and then in the other she starts playing the victim, talking about how she feels guilty dating, etc.? I think it B.S.”
Snickers… a little… well, that… and the fact that Taylor should actually feel guilty about dating the guy she’s dating cuz they allegedly started dating while he was still married and very much together with his wife… at least according to his now ex-wife.
“Yolanda then makes the mistake of asking Lisa about what’s going on with Brandi and Adrienne and the fire is now fueled. Brandi admitted that she shouldn’t have said it, but unfortunately Mauricio starts to ask questions and then all hell breaks loose. I don’t blame Kyle for pinching Mauricio as a sign to stop engaging with Brandi; I would have done the same to my husband if he engaged!!”
I would have done more than pinch… lolol…
“Then whom do we hear from again? You guessed it, none other than Taylor, who is so desperate to get some attention on herself that she starts sticking up for Brandi and yells that they are both are single women and need to stick together. Taylor goes on and on about how her deceased husband left her with a mountain of debt and problems..OMG.. how often do we have to hear about this!!! Who cares! So over Taylor! The thing that pisses me off is that Taylor is just fake, she is the Queen of inauthenticity.”
Ahhh… Marisa… the single best way to suck up to viewers is to criticize Taylor. Most of us really, really, really do not care for her at all (Was that kind enough? I tried to use my nice words… it was hard, we ARE talking about Taylor). All hail Taylor, the “Queen of Inauthenticity.” Watch out for that scepter!
“Finally, after all the yelling has subsided, my husband Dean, as always, has to make a joke so he asks what we want for desert. I think that sums all of this up.”
I LOVED your husband for that comment…that… and while sitting next to Brandi while she is excitedly telling Mauricio to STFU – he doesn’t even flinch a bit – it’s like he’s at Sunday Brunch.
Brandi doesn’t want to talk much about this episode. Perhaps it’s because she said quite enough during the episode. Perhaps it’s because she recognizes she may need access to Maloof connections in the future… Perhaps she, too, doesn’t want to get sued. I dunno. She does say that she doesn’t think Brandi should have said what she said and that she doesn’t think Adrienne should have had an attorney send a letter to Brandi.
“This seems like deja vu to me. When Russell threatened Camille with a lawsuit in an email last year, (with no attorney involved) Paul and Adrienne were leading the charge to have us kicked out of the white party and banned from the Hawaii trip. I didn’t agree with what Russell did, but the hypocrisy is disturbing. It’s all different when the shoe is in the other foot.”
It’s ALWAYS different when the Maloof Hoof is on the other foot.
““Friends don’t sue friends” was the line that resonated most with me from last year and I agree.”
Yes, I agree. But wasn’t it YOUR husband who threatened to sue last time? Hypocrisy abounds…
Yolanda H. Foster
“Thanks for all your well wishes; I am on day 40 of my IV antibiotic treatments with hopefully only 30 more to go. I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel and hoping to get back to my normal life sooner than later. I have a new respect and sympathy for any of you out there battling a chronic and/or debilitating disease.”
Hope these treatments are doing what they’re supposed to do – and that you’re feeling well, soon!
“I have been enjoying the blog process because I am fascinated with the different perspectives on our stories. Like I say every week, I am just giving my view, but, as my husband pointed out, a point of view by definition can often seem judgmental. But in my heart, I’m always trying to help, not hurt. I am also learning that since English is not my first language I sometimes don’t use the correct words and some things definitely get lost in translation. It was so much easier to do my Dutch show where I got to think and speak in my own language. However, I will continue to try and do better.”
Well, we can’t ask for more than that, can we? However, we do reserve the right to continue to pick apart every word and to criticize you at every turn… it’s our job. Well, maybe not… but it’s all done for entertainment purposes, no?
“Seeing Lisa and Brandi is emotional and very endearing. That’s what our relationships with girlfriends should be like, shouldn’t it? Lisa has been a great support system for Brandi and she is lucky to have her as a friend. Hopefully viewers realize that even here in Beverly Hills, where our lives seem so perfect and glamorous from the outside (with the big houses, champagne and red carpets), in reality, we are all dealing with similar life problems. Trust me, at the end of the day, we all put our pants on one leg at a time.”
Actually, shows like this fully demonstrates to us – mere common folk – that many of your elite, Beverly Hills’ centric lives aren’t all that great. Most of us would trade money for love every time. Well, except that I would love to own your house, Yo. I couldn’t trade my husband for it – but could I interest you in 2003 Honda?
“I agree with the life coach: Kim looks amazing and I am pulling for her. There is some deep-rooted stuff going on that we on the outside world will never truly understand. I wish Kim and Kyle would choose to go to therapy together to try to heal these wounds and move on to a relationship their mom would have been proud of. It is time to look forward and forget about the past. With every sunrise there is a promise of a new and better day!”
Yeah… perhaps therapy would help… but they both would have to want to go and be open to it. They kind of need to get to the place where they recognize they are both responsible for their problems… and they are both responsible for the solutions.
“Dinner at the Moroccan restaurant was another public drama. Kim has a knack for bringing up ultra-sensitive issues at inappropriate times. I do think that the conversation is extremely important for them to have, but not so sure a Moroccan restaurant amongst belly dancers is the best venue. I wish Kim would have just phoned me to say it is not a good time for her to do a cleanse, rather than act as if we never made a plan. I did not have any expectations from her, other than her showing up! I was only trying to offer her friendship and support.”
Well, many alcoholics seem to have problems with time and commitment issues. Maybe she just wasn’t going to be interested in the “Master Cleanse” but would have preferred just hanging out with you? Or perhaps it was the trip coming out to you. Perhaps you should make an effort to make a trip to her house once in a while? Why do people always have to come to you? I mean, I guess I would make every excuse just to be able to come out to see your home… but then again… it’s been a while since I’ve had to travel on that part of the freeway near your house.
“Taylor. . .really? Please stop drinking — it makes you aggressive and it’s so unattractive. I am concerned that she has not taken enough time to properly mourn the death of her husband. The alcohol only adds poison to her open wounds. Maybe being home with her beautiful little angel is a better and safer place to get through this tough and unthinkable time of her life.”
I think Taylor must have been edited a lot from what actually transpired at the restaurant… since a couple of the blogs really go after her. Other than being a little sappy and woman powery… nothing that she said was that over the top to me… but perhaps it’s because I’m jaded and have learned to have such low expectations of her.
“We keep going back and forth on this whole lawyer situation, here is the deal; Adrienne is using her money to intimidate Brandi with a lawsuit because she does not have the chops or communication skills to work this out like normal people do. As we have previously discussed, and Mauricio tries to point out, Brandi hit below the belt. She was wrong and an apology is in order to Adrienne — but if she doesn’t acknowledge Brandi’s phone calls, and surrounds herself with a barrier of lawyers, then this will never get resolved because Brandi does not have the money to defend herself.”
I should have just copied and pasted this paragraph and used it instead of some of my previous comments with a, “Yo says it best…”
“Ken makes an valid point; Brandi does not have the support of a man at her side, and she is fairly defenseless, other than cussing like a sailor when backed into a corner and provoked. But I can tell you one thing: she is honest, she speaks without a filter and she does not stab people in the back so for that I love and support her!!!”
Brandi is NOT defenseless because she doesn’t have the support of a man. Are you freaking kidding me? That just chaps my hide. Brandi has demonstrated command of the English language – and has some very colorful words at her disposal. It’s the ganging up that’s not fair – when you have 4 people against one no matter the subject or the gender – THAT’S when it’s not fair. Or when you have an army of lawyers ready to do your bidding as Adrienne has access to vs. Brandi’s public defender equivalent (no disrespect to public defenders meant). Yep, you’re right – it seems like Brandi’s pretty honest, though… And if Brandi stabs – it’s right to your face. Unless, of course, you’re Adrienne.
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Saturday Night Lineup, January 19th by BB
8PM – Real Housewives of Beverly Hills First Look (Bravo); 20/20 Saturday (ABC); Untold Stories of the E.R. (TLC); True Life: I Hate the Government (MTV); True Crime with Aphrodite Jones: Casey Anthony (Repeat, ID); Six Little McGhees (OWN);
9PM – Ripper Street (BBC); Untold Stories of the E.R. (TLC); Pit Boss (Anpl); Mudcats: Down and Dirty (NatGeo); UFC: Belfort vs Bisping (FX); An Idiot Abroad (Science); Deadly Sins (ID); Staten Island Law (OWN); Iron Chef America (Cook);
10PM – 48 Hours (CBS); Wedding Band (TBS); Pit Bulls and Parolees (Anpl); Stuff You Should Know (Science); Fatal Vows (ID); Wild Things (BBC)
Note: For those looking for something new to watch, check out this “gritty new period drama” Ripper Street on BBC at 9PM. Read here for more info: http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/18/showbiz/ripper-street-bbca/index.html?hpt=hp_t2