Kenya’s Butt brings in the Ratings / Top Chef Recap

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TVByTheNumbers: Bravo & Mob Wives & Dance Moms Ratings Roundup

For Sunday Night, The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Initial 8PM showing) was the highest rated Sunday Night Cable show with 4.09 million viewers; followed by the Shahs of Sunset (2.2 million); Mob Wives 3 (1.8 million); Real Housewives of Atlanta (10 PM showing, 1.6 Million) and WWHL with Asa Rahmati and Jeff Lewis (1.40 Million).

On Monday Night, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills had 2.04 million viewers, followed by Vanderpump Rules (1.67 million) and WWHL with Callie Thorne and Yolanda Foster (0.94 million).

On Tuesday night, Dance Moms had 2.56 million viewers and Millionaire Matchmaker had 1.16 million.  WWHL (with Whoopi Goldberg) was not in the top 100 Tuesday night.

Brandi Glanville:  As I’m sure most of you’ve read, there have been several jaw-dropping “leaks” from Brandi’s yet-to-be-released book (it comes out in February) entitled “Drinking and Tweeting and Other Brandi Blunders.”  According to various gossip sites (Radar Online, Page 6, Huffington Post, US, etc.), the book allegedly reveals that, among other things, Brandi had vaginal rejuvenation surgery to the tune of $12,000 and charged it to ex-Eddie’s credit card and Eddie once took Propecia for hair loss prevention which caused impotency.  The book allegedly is not very kind to homewrecker Leann Rimes either.  With all these “leaks” who needs to purchase the book?  It’s also been reported from those pesky anonymous sources that, although Leann has tried to prepare herself for this tell-all book, she is still in a “fragile” state about it.  Apparently Brandi claims she will stop talking about her ex once and for all after all the book-touring is finished.  We can only hope!

Over on the Jersey side, sounds like things haven’t changed much between Joey Gorga and Teresa Guidice.  According to Radar Online, the latest casino happened at Kim D’s jewelry party.  (Allegedly) Kim D’s assistant tried to get Joey to make peace with his only sister, to which Joey (allegedly) told her to “Shut up and get the f**k out of here.”  He then (allegedly) yelled at Tre and asked her why she didn’t call him while he was in the hospital with the flu.  Tre then (allegedly) turned it around and asked why Melissa didn’t tell her he was in the hospital.  Joey (allegedly) accused her of “always bringing my wife up!” Caroline Manzo (allegedly) tried to calm the situation down, but Joey (allegedly) stormed out and Teresa (allegedly) stayed behind.  Does this all sound old and tired and all too familiar?  I have three questions: Why was Melissa at the jewelry party if she and KimD supposedly are on the outs?; Why was Joey there?; and does anybody believe Teresa didn’t know Joey was in the hospital with the flu?  I’m not buying that one.

Teresa Cookbook CoverSpeaking of Teresa, she has just revealed the cover of her newest book, “Fabulicious! On the Grill: Teresa’s Smoking Hot Backyard Recipes.”  According to her website, the book, with a release date of May 7, 2013, can be pre-ordered on Amazon.com.

Last and certainly least, former Real Housewives of Orange County Tammy Knickerbocker’s daughter Lindsey, 23, was arrested back in December according to various sources including Zap2It.com and TMZ.  It’s being reported that witnesses saw her smash into a couple of parked cars on Balboa Island in Orange County, then she reportedly fled the scene.  Police followed her to a friend’s house, where she punched one of the arresting officers in the stomach, and was subsequently placed under arrest.  Court docs say her blood alcohol level was .32%, four times the legal limit of .08%.  She has been charged with four offenses: DUI, driving with a blood alcohol content of .08% or higher, hit-and-run, and battery of an officer.  Her court date is in February.  Those whacky OC kids, gotta love ’em.  I found this blast from the past on the Bravotv.com website.  Goes to show you how some parents don’t know their kids as well as they think they do. http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-orange-county/videos/tammy-and-lindsey

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Top Chef Seattle 1/30 by SugarMagnolia

5 chefs left–Stefan, Brooke, Lizzie, Sheldon, and Stash

Stew Room--hugs and sighs of relief. Everyone is glad to see Josie gone-woot! Padma and Tom sneak in and tells them to pack their bags because they are going on a cruise to Alaska! Tom is expecting some great stuff from the final five, basically saying to not get too relaxed on the Lido deck. Back at the condo, they are eating and drinking wine, reminiscing about the experience. It’s beginning to sink in that they may have a shot at being Top Chef. We get to see some retro pictures of Stefan and learn that his mom dropped him off at the army and left him. He learned to drive tanks and more importantly, cook. Brooke is afraid of boats, but is facing her fear because she realized she is passing on her fears to him.

Photo from bravotv.com

Photo from bravotv.com

Celebrity Infinity birth-the chefs are supporting Brooke getting on the ship. They are exploring the ship with Champs, then umbrella cocktails. They enter the HUGE galley. (When I was just out of college, I supplemented my income by doing catering on a yacht. We did weddings, bachelor parties, corporate parties, scattering of ashes-not my favorite!, any kind of event people want on the San Francisco bay. Our galley was about the size of the walk-in on that massive ship! I was Julie McCoy, your cruise director.) Tom and Padma are waiting for them.

Quickfire

The ingredient is iceberg lettuce. I personally think that joking about icebergs is not funny for a ship in Alaska! Hopefully they have enough life boats on the Infinity! There are a few TH’s moaning about the choice. The chefs will be cooking for the welcome party for the ship guests. They will have 2 hours for this QF, but will have to produce 200 pieces each during that time. That is one tall order! Guest Judge is the yummy Curtis Stone. No immunity, but winner will get an advantage for the Elimination Challenge. And time starts…..NOW! The chefs are scrambling for ingredients, there are no flames only electricity, and there are locks on all of the appliances.

  • Stefan-Braised Iceberg lettuce, Pastrami, Fingerling potato, and blue cheese sauce (intense flavor)
  • Sheldon-Vietnamese lettuce wrap with pork, shrimp and pickled Iceberg hearts (“very nice” from judges, but guests are raving)
  • Lizzie-Iceberg salad with crispy bacon, shallots and anchovy vinaigrette (no comments, but judges did question size, diners like it because it had bacon! this could be Stashs’ crowd!)
  • Stash-Iceberg roll with apple cider vinaigrette, bacon jam and blue cheese (“he walks like a chef” was the only comment from judges)
  • Brooke- Iceberg wrap with bacon, scallop, caramelized onion and crispy quinoa (again, size)
Photo from bravotv.com

Photo from bravotv.com

Curtis liked every dish. Stefan–great flavors and texture. Stash-played it a little safe, but elevated it. Sheldon–great flavors. Brooke–good, but too hard to eat (Padma doesn’t like to look a mess when she eats ya’ll). Lizzie–good, but she didn’t get the “one bite”. Winner is Sheldon! He will get an advantage in the EC. Padma has made reservations for them at Qsuine for the evening. They have some down time, so Lizzie and Sheldon go get a manicure. Stefan and Josh drink beer, smoke, and make fun of Sheldon for getting a manicure. Dude, look at your facial hair! You have no business making fun of Sheldon!

Qsuine–The Chefs are enjoying a meal in a pretty cool restaurant. The plating is very unique, as is the decor. They order on ipads. Geeze, the overhead on this place must be enormous! Definitely only sustainable by a restaurant group, hotel, or cruise ship. First course is sushi lollipops and disco shrimp (complete with strobe light dish), then the server puts down a big square thing with smaller squares in which their dishes are plated. The chefs are oohing and aahing but seem to be enjoying the quirk and whimsy of it all. Stefan is funny and says “this is a lot of shit going on for a guy with OCD.” He then begins to tongue in cheek rearrange the plates. Dessert is a chocolate tombstone. Uh-oh, here come the judges.

Elimination Challenge

The Chefs will be holding dinner service the following night at Qsuine. They will be taking a classic dish and turning it on its head–surf and turf. Curtis explains it can have a bit of a bad rap because it can be done very poorly. It evokes buffets, weddings, etc for the chefs. Sheldon’s advantage is that he gets to choose his 2 proteins first, then no one else can use them. They will have full use of the ships pantry, but still can’t do much planning until they know what’s available, not to mention the monkey wrench of Sheldon’s advantage. Of course Stash has a problem with this as this is not the kind of food he “does”. Well, I’m beginning to wonder what kind of food he does do because he can’t cook bacon (even though he wears a shirt with “bacon” emblazoned on it), doesn’t do sushi, fish, whimsy, fine dining, oysters, molecular gastronomy, sous vide, dessert–am I missing anything? He is like the Goldilocks of the Cheftestants–he wants everything just right. He has officially become the new Josie. They go back and forth bouncing around ingredients back at the condo.

They have 30 minutes to choose ingredients. Sheldon goes first and they are rushing him. He chooses lobster tail and filet, which is kinda boring. Lizzie takes the whole pig–go girl! Brooke–frog legs and mussels. Stefan–pork belly, Stash scallops and something pork belly. They are trying to navigate the huge pantry in the ship in a hurry. The next choice is choosing their serving dishes, which are quite creative as we are at Qsuine. Lizzie is impressing all of the boys with her butchering skills as she goes after the oinker. Usual chatter in the kitchen. Lizzie and Stash seem to have developed some tension. Or maybe they are just joking, but it seems tense to me. Sheldon is attempting tempura again, which went horribly wrong for him the first time. If he doesn’t knock it out of the park he surely will land on the bottom again.

Vignette this week is the Chefs checking out their staterooms and of course, Stefan throwing in a little pervey leer.

Judges arrive at Qsuine and tonight they are Padma, Curtis, Hugh, Tom, John Suley (Head Chef, Celebrity Cruises), Sheldon Thompson (Hotel Director, Celebrity Cruises), and Cassie Stafford (Cruise Director, Celebrity Cruises).

  • Brooke–Mussels and frog legs with celery root and fennel puree, papadums and shallot chutney (inventive, flavors are really good, married well with surf and turf, creative presentation)
  • Stefan–braised pork belly with beer sauce, parsnip and eel ravioli (greasy sauce, Tom breaks a tooth on the “crispy pork belly”. Curtis likes the crispy pork, must be a cultural thing he says. John also says have international chefs for international guests–good point)
  • Stash-Scrambled scallops with braised pork belly and bacon. play on breakfast….AGAIN. Oh, that’s what he “does” breakfast! (flavors are good, turf overpowering the surf, feel Stash went out of his comfort zone)
  • Sheldon–Korean BBQ filet mignon, tempura lobster, sesame cabbage, kimchi, and teriyaki sauce (presentation great, tempura is chewy again, kimchi is awesome)
  • Lizzie–Cabbage stuffed with suckling pig and scallops with mustard sour cream (beautiful dim sum, cabbage hard to eat, scalloped overpowered but overall tasty dish)

Judges Table

Photo from bravotv.com

Photo from bravotv.com

Final Four (plus Last Chance Kitchen) Photo from bravotv.com

Final Four (not including Last Chance Kitchen) Photo from bravotv.com

All 5 are summoned doing their serious screen shots. Brooke–she pushed the boundaries and thought out of the box. Sheldon–why did he choose filet and lobster if he wasn’t inspired by them–execution. He didn’t re-imagine surf and turf. Stash–scrambled scallop was good–texture was surprisingly good. Pork belly was not spot on (shocking!). Stefan–parsnip overpowered eel, sauce was greasy, concept didn’t work, broken tooth. Lizzie–flavors worked well, tough to eat, loved the ambition of the suckling pig.

Winner is Brooke! She wins a 7-night cruise to the Caribbean. Stash and Lizzie are safe, so Sheldon and Stefan are in the hot seat. PYKAG is….Stefan! I’ll miss his pervey-ness and jokes that are funny when they are not offensive.

Up next, he faces Kristen in LCK.

See you next week foodies when they disembark in Alaska.

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Thursday TV Lineup, January 31st by BB

8PM – American Idol (Fox); Big Bang Theory/Two and a Half Men (CBS); The Vampire Diaries (CW); 30 Rock (NBC); This Old House Hour (PBS); World’s Funniest Animal Commercials (truTV); Dateline on OWN (OWN); Hook, Line and Dinner (Cook)

9PM – Project Runway (Lifetime); Person of Interest (CBS); Beauty and the Beast (CW); The Office (NBC); Grey’s Anatomy (ABC); Glee (Fox); Anger Management (9:30 FX); The First 48: Missing Persons (A&E); North Woods Law (Anpl); Dateline on OWN (OWN); Real Housewives of Atlanta First Look (9:30 Bravo); House of Bryan (9:30 DIY); Brunch at Bobby’s (9:30 Cook)

10PM – Elementary (CBS); Do No Harm (NBC); Double Divas (10:30 Lifetime); Scandal (ABC); Archer/Legit (FX); Suits (USA); BUCKWILD (MTV); House Hunters (HGTV); Beyond Scared Straight (A&E); Property Wars (Disc); King of the Nerds (TBS); Lost and Found (OWN); Kathy (Bravo); Chef Wanted with Annie Burrell (Food); Frenemies (ID); Rehab Addict (DIY)

11PM – WWHL: Victor Garber and Khloe Kardashian (Bravo)

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445 Responses to Kenya’s Butt brings in the Ratings / Top Chef Recap

  1. LA_Debra says:

    Thanks BB and Sugar Magnolia for the great recaps! And MTH I am really looking forward to your blogs on the new Amazing Race.

  2. Kansas Girl says:

    Pssst! Pssst! Psssssssssssssssssssst! I’m spraying anti-George spray in here today. (Not Nancy’s George — he’s ok.)

  3. L.A. Chica says:

    Good morning! Happy last day of January! And yes, thank you BB and Sugaf Magnolia for the recaps.

    Mmmm…coffee… Yes, it’s a good morning. 🙂

  4. TexasTart says:

    Good Morning! I’m laughing over the title “Kenya’s butt brings in the ratings”, ha ha. Thanks for the blog news BB. Thanks to Sugar Magnolia for the Top Chef recap.

    I still can not get over the fact that Kim Richards is selling apparel that has “You’re a slut pig” printed on it, wow, what a great business move, Kim. 😐

    • Powell says:

      LOL. Kandi’s butt is getting press.

    • T-Rex says:

      TT, ita on Kim’s clothing line, she has daughters do you really want your daughters advertising they are a “slut pig”, :/ Do you want your nieces that are under 16 wearing that in public, :/ She is SO stupid! Hope the clothing line becomes an EPIC.FAIL

      • Beckygrey says:

        Let’s think about it Paris Hilton is her niece. Kim’s daughters and nephews all ready have that niece to look up to. Is that what Kim and Kyle said to Brandi on the “Game Night”.

    • That was serious? I saw someone bring that up on the other blog but I thought it was a joke! Oh boy……that is shameful in so many ways, some you ladies have already pointed out. SMH at these HW’s!

  5. Powell says:

    Good morning. Did anyone else experience very high winds or heavy rain last night? It was bad in my area. I received 2 blaring warnings from Verizon on my cell phone last night. There is flooding where motorists have gotten stuck & needed rescuing this AM. I hope you are alright. Have a great day.

    • RealhouseWifeva says:

      Same here…but I am not too far from you. It’s better today, but still windy

      • Powell says:

        Yes it is still very windy. I guess we can say goodbye to the 70 degree weather we had for the past few days.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      We had that yesterday and sent it to you!

      Now we’ve got bright sunshine. And to go with that, we reached the HIGH this morning already. 21. It’s all downhill from there. I have no idea how low it’s supposed to get — I sorta don’t want to know!

    • BB says:

      Yes, gum balls falling on my roof kept me up all night.

  6. iceNfire says:

    Good Morning – Eldest son came home from a rock climbing trip with a screwed up ankle. It’s swollen and he couldn’t even drive with it. ( he used his left foot )Prob is he doesn’t want to go to doctors (no ins.)
    He claims it’s a torn Achilles heal and will heal with rest, how he came to this conclusion when he holds only a mechanical engineering degree is beyond me. Suggestions or insight anyone?

    • L.A. Chica says:

      I don’t know where you live but can he go to a clinic that will charge him on a sliding scale?

      • iceNfire says:

        I’ve been calling a few but none open ’til 9am….It’s 8:24 here. I really don’t think he broke any bones cuz it doesn’t hurt when he stays off it but still, I’m insisting he sees a doctor which will probably want xrays. wonder how much xrays cost? He refuses to take money from me.

    • Powell says:

      Ooh ice. I’m just wincing reading this. He needs to have it looked at. How about going to one of those free standing emergency type clinics? He’ll have to pay but it’s better to be on the safe side.

      • iceNfire says:

        I’ve been showered and dressed since 7:30, funny how I’m taking it harder than he is. I even offered him a vicodin but none of my kids will take any drug stronger than ibuprofen….so he really cant be in pain….idk That Damn Rock hurt My Kid and I’m Pissed at a Rock LoL

        • Powell says:

          LOL. I just hope he’ll be ok.

        • AZGirl says:

          You are a good mom. All good mothers feel their children’s pain 100x more than their child.

        • L.A. Chica says:

          LOL Damn that rock!

          I second Powell’s recommendation of icing the injury. That, and keep it elevated until he can see a doc.

          • Orson says:

            Re: Icing an injury. Dampen, well, get wet 2 washrags. Fold each into quarters and put each one into a zip lock freezer bag. Put the bags in the freezer and apply to the injury as needed. When one warms up, put it back in the freezer and use the other one. It’s cheaper than an ice bag and less wasteful than a bag of frozen peas.

        • Ice, please don’t give him any vicodin. Extra strength motrin, or naproxen (works great, but hard on the stomach so take it with food & maybe some over the counter med like pepcid ac) is better than vicodin because you need the anti-inflammatory benefit which vicodin doesn’t have. Just looked up tylenol, it isn’t anti inflammatory so motrin is better. Advil is good too. If what you have at home says “ibuprofen” than it’s anti inflammatory.

          Ice is your son 18 or younger? You have to be careful about Reyes syndrome if he’s young. I was just reading about pepto bismal, and that is not good to give young people because it may cause Reyes syndrome. You can google it. If he’s older than no problem.

          • Donna says:

            My husband’s Dr told him not to take Kaopectate, it can cause shingles if you have had the chicken pox.

      • L.A. Chica says:

        😳 I just realized that Powell was addressing Ice, not recommending ice. 😳

    • My husband badly sprained his ankle about 10 days ago hiking. The emergency room took an X ray & told him he would need a cast, as he had a “hair line fracture.” The next day we went to the orthopedist, who looked at the X ray from the emergency room, and told him there wasn’t any fracture, and that he didn’t need a cast. He iced it for about 3 days, stayed off his foot (used crutches) and took a pain killer. After just one day of ice, elevation & rest the swelling was gone. He is now limping a little, still trying to not use his foot. He’s doing physical therapy, which really is a rip off IMO. The orthopedist told him it will take about 8 weeks to heal, and to get as much exercise as possible (of course not using his foot or leg, which is hard), as that will speed healing. So he went swimming & is doing some upper body weights.

      Ice, if your son is not screaming in pain when he squeezes his ankle, it’s not broken. If he can stay off of it, ice it & take extra strength tylenol, he should be fine. If the swelling doesn’t go down, or the pain increases, then he should go to a doctor.

      Sometimes just using ice & rest is all you need.

  7. Powell says:

    Why is LeAnn in such a “state” when according to LeAnn, all is good in her world? Will LeAnn write a book?

  8. Powell says:

    Yes. Why was Mel at Kim’s party when they don’t like each other? It makes no sense that Kim would invite her and that Mel would accept. Joey follows Mel wherever she goes so that’s no big whoop. And T did know that her bro was in the hospital. If Mel or Joey didn’t get in touch w/her in some manner T would’ve found out from her parents or some other family member so T needs to stop. This is just one big merry round w/these three. It’s exhausting & I’m sure NMD is tired of writing about it.

    • L.A. Chica says:

      I was never a regular viewer of New Jersey and haven’t been watching the current season, but judging by your description it sounds to me like a lot of Bravo manipulation.

    • Cartwheels says:

      Anyway and for all it is worth, wasn’t Teresa with her father in the hospital at the time Joey was in the hospital?
      He was there with the flu and not only a night so what was Teresa supposed to do. Joey and Melissa had both said they didn’t want her in their lives and she was dead to them, so was she supposed to show up at the hospital after that?
      BTW, if Teresa did show up, the first one to call her a media whore and using her brother’s illness to make it all about her was going to be Melissa followed byu her husband anyway.
      Teresa is damned if she does, damned if she doesn’t.

      • lizzle says:

        Wasn’t Melissa having her hair done at a salon while JoeG was in the hospital? Not that I care… that is typical Melissa as far as I’m concerned… but why does T need to drop by for JoeyG’s flu when they don’t get along. JoeG will do anything to get camera time… that is what it’s about as far as I am concerned. Too bad he isn’t smart enough to have his own story line. This can’t go on forever.

        • Powell says:

          lizzle I’m convinced that it will continue as long as they are on NJ cause all of their “be a family together” which they don’t have the slightest interest in is just bull. They like not getting along. T & Joey like saying they need to make it work before their parents are no longer w/them. T will continue to use the excuse that Mel took her bro away which til this day I don’t understand how she thinks she should be the top priority of her husband and bro.

          • mrs peabody says:

            Awhile back she said that when her brother got married it was like Teresa who. I don’t think she expects to be top priority in his life and think she just wants to have some place in his life. It sounds like to me he puts his wife’s family ahead of his own family and that is what is hurting her, that he doesn’t seem to have place for them in his life too.

            • Powell says:

              But T said “when i married Joe I put you before my husband” which is crazy. She exoected him to do the same when Melissa came in the picture.

      • Powell says:

        Cartwheels if it played out like what’s stated why wouldn’t T just say “I knew but remember I’m dead to you so what would you have me do?”, something to that affect instead of like she didn’t know? And even if she is considered “dead” to them she could’ve sent the cure or all cures according to BH, flowers. 🙂

        • Cartwheels says:

          I would had sent him a rotten log but that is just me.
          Joey and Melissa need to make up their minds. They either want a relationship with Teresa or they don’t. It is not rocket science.
          Joey was dehydrated and in the hospital for one day, even his wife didn’t think it was something serious as she went to the hair saloon to have her hair done instead of being with him, so why should Teresa drop everything at the drop of a hat to go and visit him when she is not welcome near them.

          Joey and Melissa just wanted something else to slam her for and they got it. I hope Teresa had a quick comeback (I know, I know she is not the brightest but still) and let him know that the “dead” do not stop by the hospital for a visit, kiss my behind and Adios.

        • plainviewsue says:

          Powell, the problem with Teresa is she doesn’t think fast enough. That would of been a great retort, but Teresa’s mind doesn’t work that quick!

          During the reunion, there were so many instances where she doesn’t answer the way the rest of us would, & Caroline even said that she loves to trip her up.

    • this is so stupid. why would you go expose yourself to flu by going to see the idiot???

      • BB says:

        According to the story, he asked Tre why she didn’t call him in the hospital, not visit. I guess we’ll see because I’m sure they filmed it. That being the case, why can’t Teresa say “because you said you were done with me and didn’t want to talk with me anymore”, instead of asking why Melissa didn’t tell her. Or she could have said, “You didn’t see fit to visit your poor father while he was in the hospital, so why should I be concerned about you?” Anything but blame Melissa. There is no way with all the twittering and gossip that goes on in that circle that Teresa didn’t know about Joey’s hospital visit. They are all pretty stupid IMO. That’s why I refuse to watch anymore.

    • PJ says:

      I’m sure this is all just for the cameras, but in the real world it was very petty of Melissa not to call Teresa and tell her Joey was in the hospital. Teresa shouldn’t have to hear it through the grapevine it’s just common courtesy.

      • Cartwheels says:

        Joey tweeted from his hospital bed so I am sure Teresa knew, but Teresa’s father was in the hospital at the time being and Joey has his wife and his new sisters to take care of him. Even if she knew, even if Melissa never told her, all Teresa need to do is very emphatically say to Joey: “You said I was dead to you and you wife mentioned that she or her children will never speak to me again so I didn’t think that you would expect me to call you or approach you in any way, I got the message loud and clear.”

        Joey has made clear he is done with Teresa but expects a phone call? uhmm NO sir, expect a call from your Marco sisters and be happy with it.

        • Called A Princess... says:

          Dumb and Dumber. IMO.

        • PJ says:

          My point wasn’t that Teresa didn’t know Joey was in the hospital it was that Melissa should have let her know. My husband has some relatives we aren’t crazy about but I would never keep them out of the loop on something like that, it’s just common courtesy.

          The fact that Melissa didn’t bother to let Teresa know says to me that she wants there to be a problem, the fact that Joey yelled at Teresa over it says to me he’s looking to have an issue with Teresa.

          Maybe Teresa should have said exactly what you said but that doesn’t change the fact that Melissa and Joey are snakes when it comes to selling Teresa out for a buck and fifteen minutes, in my opinion.

    • plainviewsue says:

      No power again today. Isn’t LIPA grand??? Got back.

      This whole NJ show sounds like a huge mess again. Number one, where does Joey Marco get off asking Tre why she didn’t visit him in the hospital. The last text message she got from him was that she was dead to him. Their father was in the hospital at the same time, and I’m sure Teresa is the only one who ever visits him.

      As for MeGo being at Kim’s event, it’s cos its being taped.

      If Teresa had visited Joey, it would of been criticized as well. The girl can’t win for losing.

  9. AZGirl says:

    Good morning everyone! Thank you NMD, SugarMagnolia and BB for all that you do! I am amazed at the ratings that Atlanta gets! Almost double than the other franchises. I can’t seem to get into the Atlanta ladies. I do love NeNe, Greg, Pheadra, and Kandi. Cynthia is a bore but her husband (what’s his name Ha!) is coming off better this season. Missed TC last night due to the shooting coverage in Phoenix. I had trouble sleeping. One of the victims was an attorney but he is going to be ok. His client was killed. So tired I skipped the gym.

  10. AZGirl says:

    Update: They just found the body of the shooter from yesterday. His body was found in a shopping mall parking lot about 2 miles from our office in Mesa. He died of a self-inflicted gun shot to the head. He did this over a measly $17,000 that he claimed was owed to him even though he did not complete the job he was contracted to do.

    • Powell says:

      Oh goodness. We just keep hearing these stories on the news about shootings. It’s like not again.

    • L.A. Chica says:

      AZ, what an awful thing to have happened. My condolences to the client’s and shooter’s families, and I pray for the lawyer’s full recovery. The impact these shootings have is a real ripple effect on society.

    • Powell says:

      I saw that Gabby Gifford and her husband were testifying before Congress I believe regarding gun control and of course a rep from NRA poo pooed what they had to say. It’s ridiculous. Why can’t they see changes are needed?

    • AZGirl says:

      OMG they just had another update. It looks as if the attorney who was shot will not make it. Last night the doctors said he was doing well after surgery.
      Sorry to be such a downer.

    • What a waste of a life! Is that all it was worth, $17K? Doesn’t anybody talk this stuff out anymore? It is scary and sad what people are coming to. The level of rage one would have to get to to shoot another over money is astounding, and it seems there are a lot of people getting to that level frequently. It is unnerving.

      I know it sounds silly…but I wish I could just wrap everyone in a huge hug and just tell them to simmer down, relax, it will be ok. Violence is not worth it 😦

  11. pat says:

    That scene with Kenya walking into the party doing her Phaedra imitation, clearly she has a screw loose, but it was hysterically funny!!

    Re Brandi’s book. I’ve pre-ordered it and can’t wait for it to hit my kindle. Obviously Eddie is a gigantic douche, but it sounds like he’s also a serious a**hole, with a bad temper. I really hope B picks better next time. Leann is just scary mentally ill and obsessed with Brandi. When Eddie and Leann’s marriage unravels, it’s going to be insane. I truly hope they don’t have children together before that happens.

    • oh good you can give us the good parts!

    • AZGirl says:

      I just can’t get over Brandi getting her vajajay rejuvenated. I guess childbirth is harder on some women then others 🙂

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        I cant believe she spent that money on her V when she was living in her $1,200 a month SUV with her kids.

        • L.A. Chica says:

          It does sound odd, so I’m curious about the timeline on that.

        • kit9 says:

          The story sounds phony. I mean with the credit card and everything. Call me skeptical. But, then, this is the woman who claimed her kids are in danger when with Leann but said she didn’t want to get an attorney to do anything about it because she’s saving money for a new house.

          • Powell says:

            Plastic surgeon offices take plastic. Especially in LA, NY & other places where plastic surgery is the norm.

        • Cartwheels says:

          I think your figure is wrong, Brandi says she spent $12,000 on that procedure, which would had been a nice security deposit and few months rent on a nice apartment, but I guess my priorities are different.

        • L.A. Chica says:

          Do landlords accept credit cards?

          • L.A. Chica says:

            I know mine doesn’t.

            I’m just wondering if that explains the vajayjay surgery vs. rent. Brandi wasn’t paying for the credit card charge, but she would have had to have had cash on hand (i.e. in the bank) to spring for first and last plus security deposit.

            Also, landlords check credit references, and Brandi said she had no credit in her own name, plus she was unemployed, having been a REAL housewife.

            How many landlords would rent to a homeless unemployed woman with no credit history?

          • Sus says:

            If they don’t take credit cards, there’s always a cash advance

        • Laineylainey says:

          Jill I think it was a wise investment.

      • Contessa says:

        AZ, There is a story behind the vajayjay thing…he was using propecia for his hair and it affected his getting it on with Brandi, so she kidded him about it. He turned around and told her in a very nasty terms about her vajayjay (so nasty she wouldn’t repeat it in her book – this from the girl who says STFU). She used his credit card to do this surgery and in this case, because of what she went through I call it divine justice. I skip around the various plastis surgery sites in AZ, and you wouldn’t believe the number of doctors that offer mommy rejuvenation that includes a breast lift, tummy tuck, some lipo and the vajayjay thing. I think it is more common that we realize, well for me because of my age and I would not consider that – a face lift yes – definitely if I had the money – LOL. I am getting turkey neck – YUCK!

    • Sus says:

      I didn’t pre-order because I’m waiting to see if it’s available to borrow under Prime but since I sunk as low as I did to read LyingMcLipsetc’s book, I’ll be reading this one.

  12. Afternoon all… we got hit with all that crappy windy rainy weather early this a/m…wind was howling like mad and raining buckets at 4 a/m.. had to get up and close all the windows as the wind couldn’t decide which direction it wanted to blow from… FINALLY.. the sun is out but it’s a tad chilly here … but at least we can have the windows open now…it will get cold here later when the sun goes down…. oh well..such is winter here in fla…

    no news about job yet….he said he would call either way… maybe tomorrow…???

    AM OVER ALL THIS BRANDI STUFF…OMG… her tell all book is NOT something I care to waste my time reading, and I think this will come back and bite her in the butt in a few years.. pretty sure her boys will lose some respect for her for writing those things about their Dad.. some things are just better not talked about publicly, regardless of how hurt the parties are . I know if I was a dude and read this I would not be interested in dating her FOR SURE… I know some folks think she’s all cute and what not for ” speaking” the truth…but there is a time and place for everything , and she has yet to learn when to keep her mouth shut…

    new jersey..OMG.. over all them also…BURNED OUT is more like it…TG I don’t watch any longer.. too many other good things to spend my time viewing…

    Top Chef was pretty good last night.. still dont get the whole frog legs is “turf”… I really thought Sheldon was going home…but figured that Stefan was finally going because of his attitude back from REST.WARS… but they had to get rid of loud mouth Josie first…she’s a real piece of work that one…ick… I haven’t defined a clear winner yet..anyone of them could take it at this point..
    and YES.. ” iceberg” was really classless in my book..

    Kim Richards alleged clothing line…WOW..how tacky indeed..I envision VYLE KYLE being behind this for some reason..and fwiw…you don’t wear slut pid shorts/shirts.. those are things you buy and send to chicks who you THINK are slut pigs…notice the saying is YOU’RE A SLUT PIG….not… I AM A SLUT PIG….hahahahahahaha….I can think of a couple of ” chicks” I could send that shirt to,,,,,winks

    off to play some ZUMA’S REVENGE to kill the afternoon…am BORED to death….

    hugs and peace
    diva

    • BB says:

      Diva, hope you hear something soon!

      • thedesigndiva2 says:

        BB…thanks..me too…. and I busted a gut yesterday reading your post about being in a ” bad” mood… I was also… not for any particular reason..just was… so made some comfort food for dinner …veggie spring rolls ( CHUNGS ) the best , and some mac and cheese….actually ate in front of the boob tube and told mr ford just to leave me alone..wanted some defragging time…hahahahahaha

        hugs and peace
        diva

    • Holding out positive energy for you Diva! The guy is crazy if he doesn’t hire you! Are you still going to interview with Home Depot? Good luck if so.

      Sending you & Mr. Ford Hugs!! 🙂

      • thedesigndiva2 says:

        Interview with Home Depot is 2-7-2013…I also sent in resume for job as cashier/pharma clerk yesterday afternoon. I HATE ONLINE RESUMES… wish most of these people would go back to face to face interviews..you don’t FEEL people from paperwork ..I figure this guy might ?? call me tomorrow and IF I got the job , will start on Monday..let’s hope anyways…. if not..oh well..heard thru the grapevine that our local Walgreens is looking for night time stockers… JUST MY FAVORITE TIME OF DAY TO WORK…. so might head over there tomorrow after I bring mr ford back home from his mri….have to be at hospital @ 730 a/m UGGH….. Means I have to get up at 5…I am not a morning person and I need a good couple of hours to get this azzzz in gear….
        keep praying kids… THANKS BUNCHES

        hugs and peace
        diva

        • BB says:

          Diva. At least it sounds like the job market is getting a little better. That night stock clerk job sounds like it might be right up your aisle – get it – aisle?

        • Totally agree about online resumes. Nothing is personal anymore, and they could be missing out on a great employee…like you. They have to go through so many resumes at a time, they are bound to miss some good ones. Keep up the positive energy Diva (tho I know it can be hard). Since tomorrow is Friday, I don’t think it would be too pushy if you called the guy…let him know you have another offer (interview) but you are excited about the opportunity with him.

          Hope Mr. Ford’s MRI goes well. Hang in there Lady!!

        • Powell says:

          Diva you just keep plugging away. You are going to get the dream job you want.

        • Just Wondering in Jersey says:

          Diva I’m recrossing everything for you and for Mr. Ford. Hope the call comes soon though as I am old and do cramp up.

    • L.A. Chica says:

      Still keeping fingers crossed for you, Diva! And I hope you hear back from them soon, for both our sakes. I’ve got to pay bills today and it’s kind of hard to write the checks with my fingers this way…

    • Laineylainey says:

      Love your posts..good luck, Diva

  13. Good Morning All! Hope everyone is off to a good Thursday. I woke up thinking it was Friday, so….! Had to run around town this morning too, and had a frustrating time. BUT, it is all done, and I am here to read the excellent blog and catch up with comments before I start with work this afternoon…so the day just got better.

    Heading up to read the blog, but thanks to those who got it going!

    New post, “Making Our Truth”, is up at my place + all the goodies. Enjoy!
    http://fromthedeskofmardrag.wordpress.com/

  14. BB says:

    I read something very sad in the news last night. Michael Lohan and Kate Major had a baby boy. That poor child.

    • thedesigndiva2 says:

      bb… wow… and with all the times the cops have been to their place for DV calls… and now they have a kid!! SICK…

      • BB says:

        Diva, I remember them both from Dr. Drew Celebrity Rehab. They both have serious issues. I mean serious.

        • Powell says:

          Yeah I saw that. So explosive. Dr Drew may get on people’s nerves but he gave them good advice to seek help and stay away from one another.

    • thedesigndiva2 says:

      OH YEA.. all the chatter here today in florida… DAN MARINOS LOVE CHILD.. hahahahaha
      why do people think that these sort of things will never get out !!!! asshats….

      • BB says:

        Diva – You mean a professional athelete cheated on his wife and had a child out of wedlock? I am totally shocked – NOT! Those poor guys just cannot resist all those women hanging all over them. Poor things. I find it ironic that it’s coming out now when the Superbowl is on CBS and Dan Marino happens to be on their broadcast staff. It’s not like this happened recently. The child is 7 years old. Funny about the timing of the reveal.

        • Powell says:

          Does that happen? I live under a rock. 😉

        • Beckygrey says:

          I’m not condoning infidelity but if you’re going to do it why not protection. Ask Chad Johnson…lol

        • Laineylainey says:

          Bb, good point. This is not newsworthy to me, either.

          • Sus says:

            I talked about one job, I’ll talk about another.

            I can’t say why or what I did but I saw hundreds of professional athletes’ financial records in regards to their baby mamas and offspring. We started with baseball, went to football and ended with basketball. There’s one investment company that many athletes use to do the paperwork and administer the trusts that are created to support the kids.

            Included were letters to and from attorneys of the baby mamas and the athlete. Some of the athletes have more than one baby mama and kids. We’d get the first file, then the second and so on. One that I saw had 8!! kids that he fathered while “on the road” playing his sport.

            Some of the letters between attorneys were sickening. Phrases like “Well, I’m sure if your client had a baby by a Walmart employee, you wouldn’t be asking for this much money.” What struck me is that Baby Mama 1 might be getting $12,000 a month and Baby Mama 2 was only getting $800 a month. If the Baby Mama didn’t have a shark attorney, she didn’t get a good deal.

            Then there were the Baby Mamas that seemed to make a career out of hanging around parking lots of sports venues during their fertile time in order to make a baby with these guys. They would have kids with more than one athlete.

            It was the best contract. I was entertained for 3 months by this whacked out behavior.

      • VV says:

        Fingers crossed, toes too for you Diva!

        • thedesigndiva2 says:

          THANKS VV…….. and yea..I can cross my toes also..drives mt ford nuts that I do that..plus..double jointed in my big toe…. he just shakes his head when i “bend” it…hahahahahaha

          diva

    • Powell says:

      yeah Wendy Williams mentioned it this AM. She was talking about Lindsay wearing a designer dress & Louboutins to court then saud “Lindsay congrats on your baby brother ypur father and his GF had”. That poor baby. I just hope Michael & Kate get their lives togethet for this baby.

      • Laineylainey says:

        I completely understand the concerns…but a new life is reason to rejoice. Maybe they will do right by this little boy. Sending up a prayer for them.

  15. shamrockblonde says:

    thank you sugar for the TC recap!! – sometimes when I read the descriptions of the dishes prepared, I thank goodness that I am not a judge – there is no way I would taste – let alone eat – the majority of those dishes – but I do love watching them prepare the food, and watching their vision grow into reality – very cool –

    speaking of dishes – thanks BB for dishing about all the gossip!! –

  16. Nancy says:

    iceNfire,

    There is a simple test you can do to see if your son’s achilles tendon is ruptured. Have him
    lie down on his stomach and bend his knee. Have someone squeeze his gastrocnemius (calf)
    muscle and see if the ankle moves. If it is a 100% tear the foot will not move at all. However
    if it does move you still can’t rule out a partial tear that needs stabilization.

  17. Exit4 says:

    Ugh with this Jersey stuff….this is a version if the same fight the guidice and Gorgas crew have been having for years now (even before the show). No matter what the other does it will never be right or “enough”. Lets review:

    Melissa claims Teresa didn’t acknowledge her nephew. She also shared this tidbit with danielle, which she brought up at the reunion. She did acknowledge her nephew. So, Melissa claims she didn’t come to the hospital. Teresa did go to the hospital-just not when Melissa wanted her there. Them Mel was mad joe guidice didn’t come to the hospital at all-he went to their home instead. Who cares? And it was her 3rd baby! Teresa could have pulled the baby out herself with Joe singing circle of life in the background and it still wouldn’t be enough.

    Melissa claims Teresa never invited them to her parties. Then she claims they asked for th not to be filmed. Then oops Bravo lost footage of them at Audrianas christening. Then footage of them at Teresa’s housewarming. Where she brought her brother up to the front of the room. As much as the conspiracy theorists would like to believe them not being on camera was Teresa’s doing, the truth is bravo edits the show however they want. And they DID have Melissa and how join the cast the following year, so that pints moot….

    Remember Melissa claiming that Teresa wouldn’t let Antonia ride in the lump for Gia’s sweet and sassy party. We have s&s here and I know for a fact that you are limited in the # of people who can be in that limo. Subtract 2 or 3 for the show crew to film. It was Gia’s party. She gets to choose. She chose her sisters (well she probably adding have a choice on that one, which is Understandable) and them her little girlfriends and some older cousins that she’s close to from joes side. Antonia was what 3 or 4? She was invited to the party as we’re lots of other kids who didn’t go in the limo…why is this an issue? Why would Melissa even make it one? Because she makes everything an issue and nothing’s ever enough.

    And if course, all the twitter congrats and birthday wishes to the nieces. It’s obvious to me that they use twitter simply to let the over zealous fans see some effort…but again, Teresa sends happy birthday to Antonia via twitter, Melissa wants a phone call and demands on…on twitter if course. Melissa doesn’t acknowledge Gabriella, but shows up for Gia’s party when there’s cameras there. Then when a fan asks if Teresa was invited to one of her kids things, Melissa says yes but claims she didn’t show because there were no cameras. This of course, was after Melissa told Teresa she was dead to her and they were fleeing montville so Teresa’s kids wouldn’t bully hers. In 5 or 6 years.

    There are no winners here….

    As far as Joey and the flu…we know Teresa’s father was sick and she was with him. We know Melissa was getting her hair done. Neither of which bothers because sometimes when someone is in the hospital with an infectious disease, better to stay away esp if you have kids or an elderly family member and you’ve dodged it. Melissa probably felt relief she was Tarzan free for a few nights.

    As far as who called who-even though the Gorgas were pretty clear that they never wanted to talk to Teresa agin-Melissa could have called. Or sent a text. Ultimately it was on twitter (of course). And maybe Mel did that. Maybe she didn’t. Well never get a straight answer. But given how Melissa Seems to operate-it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if she didn’t say anything, told Joey she did and them put it on twitter for her to discover. Which of course makes Joey mad that his sister didn’t pay tribute to his sickly self.

    Like most of you I wish Teresa was smarter and would answer with “you said I was dead to you” instead of “blaming” Melissa, even if she does have a point. This is what it’s always been and what it always will be. Teresa posts meatballs, Melissa posts meatballs. Teresa is doing a DVD, so are Mel and Joey. Teresa has a wine, so do Melissa and Joey (well, a wine that never came out). Teresa has many flaws, many, many flaws. But Melissa is just ridiculous and Joey is even worse. Someday Joey (who could have told his wife no doing the show, but tries to be the star) will regret all of this.

    • Nancy says:

      Exit4,
      How are you doing? I’ve been thinking about you.

      • Exit4 says:

        Thank you nancy! I’m ok I guess. I still keep reliving the whole thing and have second, third and sixth guessed what I could have done differently. I cleaned an put away his box, food bowls and got rid of his needles and insulin. Monday, out of habit, I started prepping his breakfast (wet food, pâté only) and prepping the needle and then I remembered….so you know, I’m hanging in. Kitty 2 is lost….and I believe she’s sad. My older one asked for another cat or a dog! We said no. Kids! LOL!

    • Powell says:

      I love your blow by blow. It’s just tit for tat w/ that family.

    • melthehound says:

      Like most of you I wish Teresa was smarter and would answer with “you said I was dead to you”
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      That would send the nutless wonder and her wife into orbit.

      • BB says:

        But Bravo wouldn’t like it if their employees acted like they had some sense.

        • Powell says:

          Ain’t that the truth.

          • vilzvet says:

            “Ride in the lump” LOL I love auto correct sometimes. I always have to watch when I’m texting. Once I was trying to say “Don’t forget to let out Zoey” (my dog to) my son, and it was sent “Don’t forget to let out Zipper” lolol. But I love your take Exit and agree with everything you’ve said.

            • Exit4 says:

              I give up with the auto correct! I figure at this point people are so used to it that it’ll be figured out! 🙂

              You know I was thinking though, most are assuming ( I was) that Teresa never called her brother. Maybe she did? Maybe he blew her off initially and she got him later, like after he came home? Which of course doesn’t count because you know these people and their hospital standards. Just A thought. I guess we’ll see. And theyll spend 8 hours of the reunion discussing it. “Flu gate 2013”.

  18. VV says:

    I’m beginning to think there is a plan coming from Malooficient camp to give Brandi bad press at the same time her book is released EX. Kim’s article yesterday then the article about Paul and Brandi then USMagazine with Charo on the cover…
    I can’t stand Charo. I hope Brandi’s book is a best seller and I hope it does good.

    • BB says:

      If Brandi is smart, she will not respond to any Charo’s shenanigans and let it fizzle out as it surely will because nobody cares about Brandi and Paul being friendly or what Brandi did to her anymore. Of course, we’re talking about Brandi here who just doesn’t seem to know when to zip it. Lol.

    • Cartwheels says:

      I am sure it will be and that would be Brandi’s best revenge, she really doesn’t need to do tit for tat with anybody ( Leann or Adrienne), as success is the best revenge, so I do hope that she doesn’t continue with this eye for an eye, it makes her look bad and petty.

  19. princesspindy says:

    Good Morning! I have nothing to add, I just wanted to use my gravatar, lol.

  20. shamrockblonde says:

    being a Jets fan – I know – I personally don’t have a favorite team in this superbowl but a good friend of mine who had the same first name as me, and spelled it the same – not very common – was a huge 49ers fan – she passed away this past December of cancer, so in her honor, I will be rooting for the 49ers – looking forward to the commercials too – but my all time favorite was only played once – I still get teary eyed watching this

    they did not want to profit from it but wished only to pay tribute, so it only aired once

    *hugs entire board really hard*

  21. iceNfire says:

    Update Son vs Rock – Just got back from Urgent Care ($100) My favorite doctor wanted $300 and my $40 doctor is booked thru March. Urgent care doctor put him in a splint that hardens like a cast,free of charge.
    He suspects a ruptured Achilles and ordered an ultra sound ($400) and if necessary surgery will be between 10-30 thousand $ so my new favorite doctor told us to apply for insurance thru SSI. but I’m convinced that this splint is magical and all will be well 🙂
    @bluesky1forever Son just turned 26
    Thanks to all of you for help and info. Much Appreciated!

    • BB says:

      I will be keeping my fingers crossed that it is NOT a ruptured Achilles.

    • mrs peabody says:

      SSI is for people who SSA determines as disabled. Does a ruptured Achilles make you disabled enough to be eligible for Social Security? (I know nothing about a ruptured Achilles). Depending on the state you live in he might contact DSHS and see what programs they have available for him if he is unable to work and has no income/resources.

      • iceNfire says:

        Well he cant walk or even drive so idk if he’s considered disabled or not. He does have a part time job in his field, mechanical engineer…idk, back to google I go thanks for ideas 🙂

        • Nancy says:

          iceNfire,
          You might want to call the hospital in your area and ask to speak with social servises.
          I’m sure they will be able to tell you what to do as they deal with this all the time.

        • mrs peabody says:

          I”d start with the dept of social and health services first (or whatever it is called in your state) as they make faster determinations and their requirements for their programs as not a restricted as SSA which is who handles SSI. I know in our state they will refer you to SSA if it looks like your disability is such you can qualify for SSI. SSI is based on your disability, your income and your resources, you have to qualify under all 3 to be eligible. Some states do have programs for single people who are temp disabled but again they will look at the income and resources of the person along with the medical problem. But if you do qualify for a state program he should have the medical to go with it. I don’t know about all states but ours made some major cuts to that program a few years ago so the info I am giving is based on what it was when I worked there. But I would still start at the state level and go from there. Good luck

          • iceNfire says:

            Thanks mrs peabody – I’ve just applied to a bunch of SSI programs online. The thing that keeps throwing me off is the age requirements. If you’re between the ages of 21 – 65 you’re outta luck, unless you are pregnant or an illegal immigrant…go figure

            • mrs peabody says:

              Sounds like you may be applying for state programs rather than SSI as there is only one SSI program and that is with SSA. SSI doesn’t have an age restriction itself, but if you are a minor I do believe they look at your parents when looking at the income section of it (but don’t ask me how they determine what is counted) and once you hit 65 they are looking at the age rather than the disability but regardless you can be between 21-65 and be eligible. What you are talking about with age makes me thing it’s a state programs you are looking at and if that is what you are finding it sounds like your state may not have any programs for unemployable people in that age group. I would call DSHS and talk to someone. Ask for a financial worker or a social worker who works with the disabled.

        • lizzle says:

          When I was in California I joined the Kaiser steps insurance program. I paid $27 my first year… then it moves to around $60… then to around $90…. then to over a hundred… and so on. Every year it moves up. That might not help now, but it is something to think about for the future. Also, California has great social programs so I have to imagine that there is some sort of program to ease medical expenses. I agree with Mrs Peabody about contacting DSHS.. you might have to jump through many hoops, but it might be worth it. And if he does have to pay the huge medical bill…. he is young and mechanical engineering is a great field. I paid off a huge amount of debt that I accrued in my early 20s without a good job. Your son sounds like me when I was 26 and you sound like how my parents are with their children. They only wished I had lived at home longer and are still trying to get me to move back in with them at 37 with a boyfriend and his 2 kids… LOL.

          • iceNfire says:

            Hi lizzle – My son is already considering taking on a huge bill but I wont let it go. It seems like forever ago that I’ve been able to help him out with anything. He got his degree last May but still hasn’t found a full time position, now he is considering moving out of State for a job….God I hope it doesn’t come to that.

            • mrs peabody says:

              Another thing I just thought of, sometimes the hospitals will write off part of their bill. In our state they used to have a thing called the Hill Burton act (not sure what it is called now or if they even still have it) where the hospitals wrote off so much in order to get their federal funding. You might try contacting your hospital to see if they are able to write off any of the bill and when they would consider doing that (ie emergency surgerys, planned surgerys). This would only apply to hospital portion of the bill but if they did and he qualified it would sure help him. Years ago I had a person at the hospital tell me they know they won’t ever collect a $50,000 bill but if the person only has to pay say $5000 they will hopefully make an effort to pay it as it is more reasonable than $50,000.

              • iceNfire says:

                Thank you mrs peabody – I think I have it all figured out now. We will be first in line tomorrow to apply for LIHP which is medical aid for low income people between the ages of 21-65. My new favorite doctor at Urgent Care in Elk Grove,California, Dr. Lin. told us this morning which hospital to go to for assistance with my sons low income status.
                I’ll refrain from commenting about this until after ultra sound Monday morning….
                Again, Thank You All 🙂

              • Catseye says:

                I remember reading something like that too. I think it was an article about the high prices hospitals charge, and they justified it by saying they could charge insurance companies inflated prices, to make up for people w/o ins. that were paying themselves. And it did mention that they gave discounts to low-income people. As they say, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease,” so if someone tells you “NO” keep asking. And the best of luck to you.

    • Rebecca says:

      Ugh- I feel bad for your son. I tore my Achilles while in college. Thank goodness I was in the athletic training program because the team doc did my surgery. I opted to stay awake. It was amazing. I staved it off for a month by using my crutches and the R.I.C.E. method.

      Get his insurance in order because physical therapy comes in to play as well. Do whatever you need to to keep him off that leg as much as possible.

      • iceNfire says:

        Hi Rebecca – My son was covered by college doctors until he graduated last May. This is the only sport ( rock climbing ) that has ever caused him injury besides Cheerleading. They only wanted him on the Cheer Squad cuz he could do the flips but at 130 pounds he wasn’t able to lift , throw and catch those girls…..3 broken fingers latter he gave notice

        • iceNfire says:

          Oh! Rebecca – So happy to hear you were covered. We have 2 sets of crutches, 1 for upstairs and 1 for down…geez having 2 sets of crutches doesn’t sound too good

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      I am sorry to hear about your son hurting his foot/ankle.
      I feel guilty, I think I started the bad trend here…. 😉

      (just like how my kids go the ER because they either swallowed or claimed to have swalloed something- then Kyle Richards kid does the same thing 😦 )

  22. shamrockblonde says:

    will be praying for son and doe you icenfire – *kicks mean rock*

  23. shamrockblonde says:

    *for* you!!! – one broken nail and my fingers totally freak out when typing!!!!! grr

  24. Nancy says:

    Another school shooting in Atlanta today. 14 yr old was shot in the head. 😦

    • Powell says:

      Just about every week we keep hearing this. 😦

      • T-Rex says:

        Until gun owners lock up their weapons from their kids. I am not for gun control, I am for responsible parenting and if parents allow their kids unlimited access to firearms they are the ones that need to go to jail, and I mean some “serious” time, you get 10 years for weed, you should get that and more if your unsecured weapon is used in a crime by your kids. You start locking up folks for not securing their firearms should be a win-win for everyone on either sides of the debate, IMO

        • Sus says:

          Yup, I don’t care if you want to own a RPG – go for it. But if that RPG is used in a crime because you didn’t secure it, you are charged just as you did the crime. When these weapons owners see people going to prison for years because of their irresponsibility, the crime rate will go down. It won’t solve it completely but it will put a dent in it.

          • rabblerouser2010R says:

            It would help if some papers didn’t publish the names and address of all registered owners, giving home invaders access of houses to case and rob.

            • T-Rex says:

              Totally agree with this. Although it really wouldn’t bother me too much as we are responsible and when not at home good luck getting past the security alarm, my dogs, and then trying to pry open our safe. Oh and you best be sure we aren’t home during the invasion, because we are armed, the paper already warned you so if you get shot you knew the risk.

          • Catseye says:

            I completely agree with you guys.

  25. Nancy says:

    Poor Beyonce. The NFL just made her sing the national anthem right now due to the fact
    she wasn’t singing live during President Obamas inauguration. How humiliating for her.

  26. Lazar Brkic says:

    My name is Lazar,and i’m the waiter who working on the Celebrity Cruse Line.You made great move to made show on one of our ships.Last night episode was superb and as i’m “showing up” in some scene i would like to have some pictures from Qsine Restaurant with me on it.If there is any possibilities to send me on my mail i will highly appreciate that from you!Thank you in advance and all the best !!!

  27. Sus says:

    Joey/Melissa/Tre remind me of a line from the Henry the 8th I am song
    “Second verse same as the first”

  28. Nancy says:

    iceNfire,
    You can apply to SSI but it takes forever. In Calif one can apply for temporary Medicaid.
    I’m not sure where you live but you might want to look into this. Chances are that he is going
    to need a surgical repair. 😦

    • Powell says:

      Oh no. 😦

    • iceNfire says:

      Hi Nancy – This is where I’m getting confused. Do I go To SSI or Department of Human Assistance (DHA), Low Income Health Program (LIHP) and the County Medically Indigent Services Program (CIMSP)
      I want us to be the first ones there there in the morning but they have 2 different addresses
      I’m in Sacramento, thanks for help…I think I need a beer 🙂

      • Nancy says:

        SSI takes a very long time to get approved so I wouldn’t go there. You can file for Temporary Medical. (In CA we call it Medical but every other state calls it Medicaid)
        I asked my husband as he deals with this all the time. He said to go to LIHP. If they
        can’t help you they should be able to tell you who can. If you need to talk to us over
        the phone let me know.

        • Nancy says:

          I’m not sure if you read my post upthread but you might try calling a Medical Centre in your area and ask to speak with social services. They might be able to tell you where to go.

          • iceNfire says:

            Yes – I’m reading Everything Everyone posted here. Thank You All for so much help. Funny how I’m stressing about this and He’s setting up interviews for next week…A Mothers Work Is Never Done … LoL 😛

            • Nancy says:

              Please let us know what’s happening. You’re a great mom. 🙂

              • iceNfire says:

                I will update after ultra sound Monday morning. Thank you Nancy

                • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

                  ice-I hope things work out for the ‘kid”…seems like you got some good advice from people her and from your new favorite Dr. Good luck with the ultra sound-i hope the kid isnt in too much pain!!!

  29. Powell says:

    Gosh it’s still windy. Winds 24 mph but it seems higher to me.

  30. BB says:

    Charo’s blog is up. In what universe is she living? Isn’t she aware that Faye Resnick is pretty much reviled by an overwhelming majority of the Bravo viewership? And she’s complaining about people talking behind her back, yet she refuses to film with anyone except Kyle and Faye.
    http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-beverly-hills/season-3/blogs/adrienne-maloof/faye-is-on-fire

    • TexasTart says:

      Apparently she’s not aware….so Charo said that “…when Faye’s on fire she’s at her best.” I looked down at the first comment that appeared and someone by the name of Heidi said “I think most of us actually wish Faye was on fire.”

      • Nancy says:

        TT,
        I was just going to post the exact same thing. Did you see the one…
        “A little further, a little further,…” Hysterical.

      • Laineylainey says:

        I like that Heidi, she needs to come get grafted into the lynnfam! Good one!

    • VV says:

      Thanks BB for letting us know that Charo posted her Press released.
      She’s so forgettable it didn’t occur to me to check. She still super jealous of Lisa. This is a 51 year old mother of 3 who definitively lives in a bubble where she is queen and nobody dares to contradict her. Somebody need to give her a good kick in the butt, preferably with one of those chunky Hoofs of hers.

    • T-Rex says:

      Actually from what I heard, it’s not the HoofMaloof’s choice to film only with VileKyle and FAYEKR, HoofMaloof told the other HW she was no longer going to film with Brandi and most of the other HW said they would NOT film without her, and didn’t want to do so after she laid out the lawsuit. HoofMaloof put that Hoof in the sand and most of the other ladies decided not to cross it, and maybe not cross Bravo, as they are COMPLETELY unhappy with the HoofMaloof. Now, VileKyle during filming wanted FAYKR to become a HW which we all know is pretty much dead now, and she wanted to show that she and FAYEKR were “above” all this and would play nice(VileKyle speak for stir up as much gossip as possible)/.

      • TexasTart says:

        I would believe it went down that way for Charo. I like the wording you used….put that hoof in the sand…lol.

  31. L.A. Chica says:

    Sorry to be pushy on this but it’s almost 2:30 and I still haven’t had lunch. *cranky* I’m reposting something I said midway up page just in case it gets lost, but I do want to hear people’s thoughts on this. So, in response to the question about Brandi getting a vaginal rejuvenation procedure done when (maybe, we don’t know yet what the timeline is) she was sleeping out of her car:

    Do landlords take credit cards? I know mine doesn’t.

    I’m just wondering if that explains the vajayjay surgery vs. rent. Brandi wasn’t paying for the credit card charge, but she would have had to have had cash on hand (i.e. in the bank) to spring for first and last plus security deposit.

    Also, landlords check credit references, and Brandi said she had no credit in her own name, plus she was unemployed, having been a REAL housewife.

    How many landlords would rent to a homeless unemployed woman with no credit history?

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      Im sorry but I’m not buying the homeless thing-AT ALL. Brandi has family-I know she is close with her parents so lets be serious-she was not homeless. She may have stayed with friends and family but that doesn’t sell books…homelessness sells books…especially when kids are involved!!!
      And where did she recover from her V rejuvie,,,in the back seat????

    • L.A. Chica says:

      She didn’t have a home of her own, at some point she was, as she put it, “couch surfing” at the homes of various friends. It’s a rough way to live and I speak from personal experience, having had to do just that for a year after the 1994 Northridge earthquake. I didn’t stay with anyone for very long because I didn’t want to wear out my welcome, and it was HARD to live out of boxes, not having a secure home base. In my case it took that long to finally find a new home because so many houses and apartment buildings had been damaged and red-taped. The demand was much greater than the supply. But at least I was employed and had cash in the bank.

      Brandi likely had a hard time getting on her feet until she was able to set some basic financial requirements in place. Perhaps her parents did help her in that regard, but what makes you think her folks were in any position themselves to help her out? Or why assume that was an option for her? It wasn’t for me. My parents lived nearby but there was no way I was going to crash with either of them – it was simply out of the question. I love them dearly and visit them often but we CANNOT live together. A) Neither had the space and B) I was under enough stress already.

      And anyway, for all we know that’s where the boys were staying while Brandi was in her car and in friends’ places. It would make sense as they would have more stability there.

      But why do you assume Brandi is lying? What evidence do you have that she has ever lied? I understand you don’t like her, but accusing her of being a liar is another thing.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Did i say she was a liar? I don’t think i used the word lie- I know I for implied that she may have embellished a bit-technically she was homeless-since she didn’t have a”home” but I seriously do not Brandi living on the streets of BH with her kids.
        If i could come up with $12,000 to do anything and my kids are homeless?-I think I would opt for a hotel and let my V be!!!!

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          If I may add-what is the big deal IF I did call her a liar? We call the Housewives all sorts of names on here and not everyone name can be proven. Just because its Brandi I need to explain myself? She is a HW on a reality show…She opened herself up to the same name calling that the rest of them get.

          • L.A. Chica says:

            Yeah, we call names sometimes but some name calling is clearly opinion: bitch, a$$, or one of my favorites – poopyhead 8) and some names are more slanderous: liar, grifter, philanderer, thief. Not that I would worry about any of the HWs wanting to sue anyone commenting on a blog site. 😆

            It’s nothing personal to me, and we all have different opinions about the various housewives, those who are our favorites and those we dislike. We base our opinions on their behavior, right? Some people don’t like Brandi because she’s rough around the edges, she can be very crude, etc. and that’s fair enough. I’m not saying you don’t have a right to not believe Brandi, I’m just saying I personally find no justification for it based on what I’ve seen of her on the show.

        • L.A. Chica says:

          Sorry, Jill, no you didn’t use the word liar, I extrapolated that from your saying you didn’t buy her story about being homeless – which to me sounds like you’re saying she’s lying about it. Maybe I’m misunderstanding?

          Neither of us has read the book so neither of us has a clear picture of what her circumstances were of the time she’s describing. Perhaps I’m projecting my own experience but I think her story is entirely plausible. In the excerpts she doesn’t say where the kids were at the time, unless I just haven’t seen it yet, and she describes her living situation as “I” not “we.” That’s why I think the kids were probably either with Eddie temporarily or with grandparents. But truly, anything is possible and we won’t know until more of the book is read, or until she explains further in her blog or Twitter or somewhere in the press.

          As for coming up with $12,000, she didn’t have to come up with any of it. She says she used Eddie’s credit card. And as someone else said, out here most doctors take credit cards. If she could have actually come up with $12,000 IN CASH then I think of course she’d have used the money to establish a new home for herself and the boys.

          • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

            Hotels take credit cards…she surely could have stayed at a hotel.
            I know that you like Brandi and I see how you can relate to her circumstance (sorry to hear you had to live that way) but in my mind I see her as a HW-same as the rest. They tell stories, they sell stories and sometimes they make up stories. I dont see Brandi being above adding to her story to sell her book.

            • Sus says:

              Years ago, we were selling a house and building another house. The one we were building wasn’t ready for us to move in. The buyers for the old house said we had to get out or they weren’t buying. So for 3 weeks we floated around from hotel to motel to hotel. It sucked.

              I’m betting Brandi’s situation was something similar. I have a hard time seeing her and two toddlers sleeping in their car. Maybe it happened but I doubt it.

            • kit9 says:

              Not to mention the fact, that should have, you know, gotten a job. She’s still whining about being broke but doesn’t work.

              • L.A. Chica says:

                She did! She’s a Real Housewife, and that’s a paying gig. Plus the odd modeling job here and there, plus the Vegas class for women, plus her book.

                Did she work another type of job before RHOBH? I don’t know.

                Remember, Brandi was a model. The modeling world isn’t exactly banging down the doors of thirty-something women who haven’t worked in a while and are tied down with children, unless you were already a big name. And being lied to and left for Leanne while pregnant left Brandi devastated and with a crushed self-esteem. Even with the magazine modeling job that Lisa got her, we could see her insecurity about herself. We see a drop dead gorgeous woman with a killer body, she sees some with wrinkly thumbs who lost her husband to a skank (allegedly a skank).

                I don’t get the impression that Brandi went to college or has any marketable skills in the average workplace. Eddie left her during a serious downturn in the economy, where people with PhDs are having trouble finding work. I get why she decided to join the show.

                YMMV

                • kit9 says:

                  She’s an able bodied woman who can work a job outside modeling. And, boo effing hoo about being devastated by the divorce. My father left my mother for another woman, was the biggest dead beat dad on the planet and my mom didn’t curl up in a ball and let us starve or be homeless. She worked 6 days a week to care for me and my sister despite being a HW for the entirety of her marriage. And, RH is for a few hours a week, a few months a year. It’s not a full time job, for god’s sake. Yet, she’s still complaining about being broke with her RH check…..so get off her lazy as* and get a job!

                  • L.A. Chica says:

                    I’m sorry about your parents’ situation. That must’ve been emotionally devastating for your mom but she sounds like a very strong woman.

                    We don’t know what exactly Brandi did and when she did it. We don’t have a timeline and I’m not going to judge her situation without having more facts. For all we know she worked the floor at Pottery Barn or took in laundry before going onto RHOBH.

                    As for being broke, I don’t know what her debts and expenses are. Do you?

                    I also don’t know what she does with her time outside the show, but based on things she’s said and done on the show I can guess some of it involves sorting out custody issues and finding ways to earn more money. I don’t think she wrote her book in her sleep. It takes time to meet with people and set up other business opportunities and develop them. So while I don’t know what exactly she does with her time, I would be willing to wager that she’s not sitting on her hands.

            • L.A. Chica says:

              Good point about the hotel, though that would have been incredibly expensive. L.A. is not cheap – rent is far less expensive, and that’s not cheap, either – and the places that are more affordable for month to month living aren’t suitable for housing children unless you are absolutely desperate. Living out of an SUV might actually be preferable to exposing your children to hookers and drug dealers and users. If I were in her shoes I’d have probably placed the children with grandparents, even if it meant having to be separated for a while.

              I’m not sure if even a place like The Oaks, which is corporate temporary apartments but also pricey, would have let her in without a credit check. Women who don’t have credit in their own name are really screwed.

              Remember, the credit card was not in her name. And on the payment end I can see a one time charge for plastic surgery getting by Leanne’s business managers, but a week to week or month to month hotel charge in Los Angeles might be harder to sneak by.

              Actually, I do wonder how she got Eddie and Leanne to pay that bill! 😯

              • kit9 says:

                That’s another dubious part of the story. It just sounds too perfect an anecdote. And, just doesn’t make sense. Like he wouldn’t notice a 12k charge? Come on. She said it was his card, not Leanns and he would have refuted the charge. Just not buying it. And, it was a couple years before they got married. Seriously doubt, the second they got together, Eddie turned over his bills to Leann’s manager.

                • thedesigndiva2 says:

                  I wonder if Eddie is suing her for using his credit card w/o permission and that’s what she’s bitching about having to pay lawyers for…

                  • L.A. Chica says:

                    While I take anything from ROL with a huge grain of salt, some commenters on this story said some things that made me go ‘Doh!

                    1) When Brandi had the surgery she was still married to Eddie

                    2) California = community property state

                    She was suing him for divorce, and while California is a no-fault state she DID have grounds, him being such a philandering mess and all.

                    Now the question is, did all this happen before she found herself broke and homeless? I want an interview, Brandi! {makes motion with hand to ear} Call me!

            • thedesigndiva2 says:

              so how did she get the credit card company to okay a $12,000 charge to Eddie’s card if they were not married at the time / seperated… and couldn’t Eddie fight the charge as unapproved ??? something off about this whole thing in my mind at least…

              • L.A. Chica says:

                I do wonder about that too, but I’m thinking someone like Leanne – a wealthy recording artist – would have a business manager who pays all her bills. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if she never sees them herself.

                I’m just wondering if her business manager didn’t bat an eye or if it was ever made known to Leanne and Eddie, and if so how did they respond?

              • pat says:

                Oh GEEZ, people!!! Get a sense of humor. The rat bastard destroyed her vag, bringing his adorable little dudes into the world, whilst he was banging other chicks. It’s called poetic justice.

                I’ll admit, the first time I heard of such surgery, I was a little shocked, but I wasn’t able to have kids, so my bod is pretty well intact. I have sisters and friends who did, and they have done some things surgically, so I don’t judge Brandi for wanting to fix her lady bits.

                • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

                  Im not judging her for wanting to shape up her V-Im judging her because she is a Housewife on Bravo…same reason I judge the rest of them.

                • rabblerouser2010R says:

                  I pee every time I sneeze or cough from bringing my kids in to this world, I don’t need justice when I have my beautiful girls (granted, I don’t have a rat bastard for a husband) but I would like a bladder sling.

                  • Laineylainey says:

                    Sorry, sweetie. That sucks. Have you looked into the sling? I know nothing about that..if it’s safe or what.

                    • rabblerouser2010R says:

                      Thanks love. I talked to my physicians assistant about it, but I think they want to try meds first. I am waiting until we reach our out of pocket max for this year (with the kids $45 co-pays on their therapy, it shouldn’t take long) before I really look into it.

                      I have seen some commercials for lawsuits regarding the mesh they use causing problems with some people; but it seems like there is class action suits over EVERYTHING nowadays.

                    • L.A. Chica says:

                      Rabble, ask your doctor about using a pessary.

      • BB says:

        I’m not getting it either.

    • thedesigndiva2 says:

      so if brandi was unemployed..how did she pay for the tires she slashed ???

    • Catseye says:

      Well, she could’ve stayed in a swanky hotel for that kind of money. Not arguing, just a thought.

      • L.A. Chica says:

        Not for very long in a swanky hotel. Out here they run$600-700 or more a night.

        A niece is coming to visit soon and I’ve been trying to find a decent place for her to stay that’s within her budget. Travel Lodge and Best Western run at least $150 a night with taxes. That’s $4,500 a month.

        • Nancy says:

          LA Chica,
          Do you remember that apt building on Reseda that crashed down during the
          Northridge earthquake? My sister and BIL moved out there a few months before
          the quake. Where were you? I had just moved to San Fran when it hit.

          • Nancy says:

            moved out of there

          • L.A. Chica says:

            Yes, I do remember that apartment building. Were your sister and BIL living in it? I hope they were OK – or at least as OK as any of us were. I was in Granada Hills, just a couple of blocks from where the water main and gas line blew up Balboa Blvd and led to a few homes burning down. I’ll never forget the sight of that street being flooded and on fire all at once.

            • Nancy says:

              They had moved out just a few months before the quake. They lived on the 2nd floor
              so they might have been killed. Remember the CSUN’s parking structure? Scary.
              Were you living in LA during the other quake? It was in the 70’s. I was living in
              Sherman Oaks and we had a lot of damage to our house.

              • L.A. Chica says:

                Thank goodness they had moved out! In those days I went to church with someone who lived in that building. I’ll never forget the way he described what it was like to be inside when it collapsed, how he could hear the framework of it snapping under the stress. Then hearing the cries of people who were buried in the rubble. He himself was extremely lucky to have gotten out of it unhurt, physically speaking.

                Yes, I lived elsewhere in the San Fernando Valley when the 1971 quake hit. My bedroom had a wooden floor and the bed frame was one of those standard issue metal frames on wheels. Wheeee! Lol

                That earthquake wasn’t as scary for me, not by a long-shot. I was lucky to not be living closer to Sylmar, the hospital there took a tremendous hit and people died. It was awful in it’s own way, but nowhere near as strong or as widely devastating across a geographic area as 1994 was.

                • Nancy says:

                  Your friend was very lucky. I bet it has lasting feelings.

                  • L.A. Chica says:

                    Yes, I’m sure he does.

                    I suffered from PTSD for several years after the quake – the house didn’t fall on me but while it was happening it was pitch dark, and it sounded like it was collapsing. I was convinced it was. Felt like it, too, with furniture and objects flying into me, but not being able to see I couldn’t tell what was hitting me. But my friend suffered so MUCH more. He was truly lucky to be alive.

                    • Nancy says:

                      I hear you. I though we were being bombed during the one in the 70’s.
                      It was terrifying. Lets hope we won’t have to go through that again.

                    • L.A. Chica says:

                      OMG Nancy, I am so sorry – and so stupid. Somehow I missed the part where you said you lived in Sherman Oaks in ’71. I don’t remember Sherman Oaks having been affected that time, more East Valley. I’m so sorry about your house. Were you all OK? What happened?

    • T-Rex says:

      I don’t rent but I do know some folks that are LandLords and those that own more than a couple of units have PayPal or that SquareD thing so that they can receive their payments via credit card.

      • L.A. Chica says:

        I know what PayPal is, but what is SquareD?

        • T-Rex says:

          It’s a device you attach to your smart phone to take credit cards on your phone, my hairdresser uses this, and I know some folks that uses this when they bring their mobile store to events we go to. It’s pretty cool

  32. BB says:

    I’m watching an episode of Say Yes to the Dress and Johnny Wier is on there acting like such a behind. Isn’t is supposed to all about the bride? Sorry, but I just do not like him.

  33. HELP!! I am getting email notifications for every single comment on the blog, I tried logging out but that didn’t work….. does anyone know what I can do? I had checked the box for follow up comments for the very first time and now I am getting all the comments…. 😦

  34. Sus says:

    Who was it from here that appeared as an extra in the Brady Bunch amusement park episode? It’s on now on the Hallmark Channel 🙂

    • kit9 says:

      Omg, speaking of tv shows, I know it’s 2 years old, but I’d never seen the SouthPark Jersey episode and ran across it a few weeks ago. Freaking hilarious! Guess who was the first Jersey-ite to get ripped? None other than Teresa. Oh, man, they had her down….the hairline, the wide set eyes..the crazy. And, poor Snookie really took a hit. They were so harsh I felt sorry for her. Oh, I laughed. Hard. But still felt bad about it. lol. She was a essentially a troll like creature, complete with whiskers and tail who drank, smoked and humped things. Including Cartman.

      • Nancy says:

        kit9,
        Will you please tell me why you don’t like Ray Lewis? I saw a show last night about him.

      • Exit4 says:

        Kit-it’s so funny that when it comes to Teresa we are in opposite sides of the room-shooting daggers at each other (hypothetically) LOL. But when it comes to Brandi, we are sitting on the couch together holding hands! Isn’t it funny how that works!?

        I know this is a terrible un-PC term to use, but when it comes to Brandi my first descriptor is “Bimbo”. I hate to say it, but that’s just my opinion-

        • Nancy says:

          I like her (Brandi) but she really needs to get over herself.

          • Exit4 says:

            I feel for get, I do. What happened with her marriage and it being so public is a shame. But I believe the wise Detox said it best, nobody can steal your man. Unless he wants to be. Clearly, Eddie and Leann were unhappy in their marriages. And people can speculate that he loves her money….and while that’s possible it is just as likely he loves HER. All we see us what Brandi presents and if course the craziness that comes from the insane asylum of twitter!

            Just because people want Leann and Eddie to go down in flames doesn’t mean they will. And Brandi should be at least somewhat grateful that Leann cares for her kids. How many people in these situations treat the kids like poop on their shoe? A lot. It seems to me that Brandi has a serious case if diarrhea of the mouth. She insults everyone, judges everyone, spills secrets and then cries victim. She just doesn’t impress me. Sometimes I wonder if Eddie (who BTW is super hot) didn’t cheat and fall for another woman b/c Brandi drove him insane? That’s possible too.

            Obviously, Leann has some issues….but it doesn’t do anyone any good in Brandi’s life that she acts the way she does. I’ve read the excerpts from her book and quite frankly, it’s an embarrassment. I know I’m TOTALLY in the minority here…but I don’t find her cute or funny.

            Now since I’m in the minority, all the people who hate Teresa (and love Brandi) are free to torture me as they see fit! 😉

            • exit… i hear ya.. and what’s weird.. back a few years ago when I watched Northern Lights I said to mr ford.. wow… those two look like they really love each other.. eddie and leann. so yea..for all we know..eddie is in love with leann the woman and not the $$$ part of her…. and brandi REALLY REALLY needs to let it go and spend some of that energy on getting herself together ….jmho

              • Called A Princess... says:

                I do not see it that way. People seem to forget that Brandi kicked Eddie to the curb. Eddie lets Leanne trash talk his children’s mother. I do think Brandi is out of control, at times, but Eddie has his own set of character problems. He could just as easily be with Leanne as a way of hurting Brandi for leaving him. He is just as messy as she is, just sneakier. IMO.

            • L.A. Chica says:

              If it weren’t for the fact that Eddie was cheating on Brandi with several women at the same time he was cheating on her with Leanne, I might think that he was only unhappily married to Brandi. Maybe he was, but he also was pathological in having flings. To me he sounds like a sex addict. It’s a wonder that Leanne got him to marry her, and I wonder if she ever regrets it.

              As for Leanne’s step-mother role, I agree that it’s great that she cares for the boys, but it’s not great that she gives the impression that she wants to replace Brandi as their mother. I’m glad they’re all going to counseling together.

            • Exit4 says:

              All valid points above for sure. Diva, you have to wonder…I never saw the movie but there must have been some chemistry because really, they aren’t Streep and Pacino if you know what I mean!

              Relationships are complicated and I think what drives a lot of their actions is the publics reactions. Brandi has a lot if people in her corner-she keeps talking-it’s like the ultimate revenge. That said I think this book is going to backfire on her big time.

          • Putchka says:

            Hi Nancy & everyone. I like Brandi also, yeah, she’s a little rough, don’t think she’ll be invited to the royal palace in the near future. I don’t think she’s bimbo, she’s making hay and good for her. She’s admitted she has no outstanding talents and knows beauty fades. She’s quite the charactor. Interesting in a good way as opposed to Faye Resnick, she is ugly inside and out.

            • Nancy says:

              Hi Putchka,
              I think she is going to regret writting her book. You just don’t do that to your children.
              She needs the money isn’t a good enough reason for me.

              • Putchka says:

                I agree, she may regret this. But then Gloria Vanderbilt had a pretty salicious auto-bio a few years ago and Anderson (my love, wish he was straight) handled it pretty well. In this day and age, things are so different.

                • Exit4 says:

                  Love him too. The silver fox. But, Gloria Vanderbilt was famous and written about for many, many years. Since she was a child. Quite a life she has had! I’m sure her son had heard some of what was in her book before-and he was an adult. It’s different.

                  I have been to Gloria childhood “summer cottage” in Newport, RI. It’s called The Breakers. If you haven’t ever read if it, google it. It’s amazing….not sure if you’re an East Coaster (and anyone who’s reading who is) if you ever want to take a neat trip-go to Newport. Interesting town, the gilded age mansions are incredible-such fascinating history. The home of the “first” mrs Astor who created the social registry is there too, the Amazing chowda-just a really fun trip! The Dark Shadows home is there. Hammer smith Farm which was Jackie Kennedy’s fathers home and where she married JFK. Doris dukes home. Also some location shots from “true lies” and my favorite Clarendon Hall (I think that’s right) home of Claus and sunny Bin Bulow-where it all happened…Glenn close and an awesome Jeremy irons played them in a movie that I love-reversal of fortune. Most if the homes are open. The Von Bulow home is not-not us dark shadows, but the main form of transport is trolley and the drivers give impromptu tours. We got lucky and had great drivers! And if you like tennis, the tennis hall of fame is there.

                  Ok Newport owes me like ten bucks now!

                  • Sus says:

                    Newport is fabulous! The Breakers is a must see. Anderson Cooper used silver trays to slide down the huge staircases. The view from the house is so spectacular.

                    The Elms has a great “Downstairs Upstairs” tour. You get to see how the servants lived. The kitchen, pantries and the basement. Very similar to Downton Abbey. After the house was finished, the owners noticed that the servants had views from their windows. That was not good. So, they constructed this facade on the roof so the servants couldn’t see the ocean. So petty.

                    I went a few years ago and toured 4 of the mansions. I want to go back and visit the ones I missed. Some of the homes are still being lived in. They are along the coast and have great views.

                    • Exit4 says:

                      From what I understood when we went to breakers, the top floor is still open for family to use if they visit. The year before we were there there was a Vanderbilt reunion. If I ever meet silver fix I will so ask him about it! I did that elms tour-so unbelievable the way they lived. What’s interesting is that allbthebtiuring mansions are owned by new ports historical society. The families have them to the society to save them b/c when income tax became law, they were unaffordable. That Rich/poor/overtaxed chasm still exsists today.

                    • Exit4 says:

                      That should say touring mansions. Oye-that was a crazy spelling error!

            • Exit4 says:

              Just as an aside-I don’t discount that there is such a thing as sex addiction. However, I do believe its a fabulous cop out at times and a very convenient way to evade responsibility for your actions.

              I don’t believe Eddie is a sex addict, I think he’s a hot guy who’s quasi famous, that women (and star f##€^*s) want to ummm “do”. And he obliges. I mean even screech from saved by the bell gets ass. Some girls will hop on any old Z lister thinking it’ll get them somewhere. Ok, now I need brain bleach thinking of screech and sex. Eeeeeeewwwww

              • Sus says:

                Low blow to now make us all think about Screech having sex!

                I agree about sex addiction. Such a handy excuse. I can buy drugs, alcohol, this blog and cigarettes but I think sex addiction is widely overused. It’s possible but just because you cheat doesn’t mean you have an addiction. It means you have no respect for your spouse.

                • Nancy says:

                  Sex addiction isn’t only about sex. It’s about why you keep having sex with many different partners. Sounds like Eddie to me.

                  • Sus says:

                    Maybe it is an addiction. To me, it seems like someone that wants to have sex with different partners. That’s okay. You just can’t do it if you are going to hurt someone like your wife. I don’t know though.

                  • Exit4 says:

                    Having lots of partners isn’t really an addiction. It’s just what you do. A sex addict can want it 100 times a week from the same person. God help me Joe Gorga just came to mind!

                    • Sus says:

                      Screech and now Joe Gorga – you are killing me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                    • L.A. Chica says:

                      NoooOOOOOOO!!!!! Geez Louise I was just recovering from the image of Screech and now this?!

                      {visualizing puppies and rainbows, Hawaiian sunsets, Degas’ dancers, the Northern Lights… ahhhhh *blink blink*}

              • L.A. Chica says:

                Ew ew ew! Save some of that brain bleach for me, will ya? Oh ick. Raising that image was just…cruel, Exit4. 😛

                {slapping eyes}

      • Laineylainey says:

        Oh, I have got to watch that one! Thanks for the heads up!

      • rabblerouser2010R says:

        You want to smoosh smoosh?

  35. BB says:

    Well, it’s 25 degrees cooler here than approx. 24 hours ago. Maybe snow flurries in the a.m. Time for the winter jammies again tonight. 😦

  36. VV says:

    Tweet from LeAnn Today:

    “My mother in law rules…. How sweet is this?! It came with the note “you’ve brought so much joy to my son and (cont) tl.gd/ksls8l ”

    That’s how she dig’s at Brandi.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      VV-why the hell would Brandi follow LR on twitter? I know…she doesn’t. You know how Brandi knows about these tweets from LR?” The Brandi Bunch” sit around all day and wait for LR to tweet-then the retweet it to Brandi. Then Brandi gets fed up with reading her @’s and all of them being about LR and she flips. Who cares what LR tweets? Why does Brandi care? She has said several times that LR is crazy-and LR proves herself to be most times so why care?
      Twitter is a very strange place. You remember when LR tweeted about her babies? The Brandi Bunch-well they were up in arms-tweeting Brandi like crazy. Turns out LR was talking about her DOGS!!!!

      • Nancy says:

        Jii I just read about Jacinth Baker. Just horroble. During the show last night
        he did say somethig about that but (of course) he said he wasn’t guilty of those charges.
        I ask because I got this sick feeling in my gut while watching the show.

        • Nancy says:

          Jill (sorry about that)

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          He is always saying that he put it behind him-and he hates getting asked about it,like he is so above it all now!!! He really believes his own hype…makes it hard to like him at all. He was so insulted when a reporter asked about the murders right after his team made it to the Super Bowl-can you image that he said it wasn’t the time to talk about that? When, then, would be the right time to ask about a murder??

          • Nancy says:

            He’s doing the same thing this week by refusing to talk about him using some drug
            that isn’t allowed after he hurt his arm. Thanks for the heads up.

      • VV says:

        Hmmm, I don’t know. My guess is that people (like me) are waiting to see what the home-wrecker reaction about Brandi’s book is.
        I don’t follow Brandi but I am checking her Tweets because RHOBH is on and her book is due to be out.

        LeAnn knows what she is doing even with those innocent tweets. It’s all well orchestrated.

    • PJ says:

      I’m sure he is overjoyed at how much money she has but let’s see if it keeps him faithful.

  37. Powell says:

    “There’s lithium for those problems.”. Every time I hear Phaedra say that abouKenya I laugh cause she’s so serious about it. Kenya’s only problem is she’s really full of herself. She does think she just received that crown.

  38. iceNfire says:

    @Orson says:
    January 31, 2013 at 3:15 pm
    Re: Icing an injury. Dampen, well, get wet 2 washrags. Fold each into quarters and put each one into a zip lock freezer bag. Put the bags in the freezer and apply to the injury as needed. When one warms up, put it back in the freezer and use the other one. It’s cheaper than an ice bag and less wasteful than a bag of frozen peas.

    @Orson Thank you…too late middle son ran to Walmart last night and bought something that looks like bubble wrap but contains water

    @NMD – I know we ask a lot of you ….but could we have a “Home Remedies” section kinda like the recipe section? I’m willing to help…maybe on Facebook?

    • Nancy says:

      Another thing that works well is frozen peas. Esp on your face as they can conform really well. Good luck tomorrow. Please let us know.

      • zanne says:

        I have a bag of peas in the freezer that every one knows not to use, It’s for what’s hurthing now and it has been in freezer for about 5 years.

        • Nancy says:

          LOL How have you been zanne?

          • zanne says:

            Blood chems all good liver and kidney’s are fine. Still sum stuff in my lungs – he doesn’t know if it is new pnuemonia or left from the last time – so more meds. Just went to Dr..Keep doing what I have been doing – try walking more.

            • Nancy says:

              You sure have had a time with it. At least your labs are good. Come back and post
              more often if you can.

    • lillybee says:

      I was a MediCal worker before I retired. MediCal for those over 21 and under 65 varies by county. It is very income based. So if your son is not making much money this month, he may be eligible. MC does not pay for everything.

      To qualify for SSI at your son’s age, he would need to be permanently disabled and unable
      to work at anything. However, California does have a state disability program that your son may qualify for even if he was working part time.
      The welfare office may help him with applying for this.

      My son tore his MLS? in his calf back when he was playing frisbee for his college. He applied for MediCal, had insurance through his school and was on his dad’s policy.
      He was put into an inflexible leg brace while all three insurances fought about who would pay for the surgery that the doctors though he needed. By the time they decided, his leg healed completely. He was very lucky.

      • Nancy says:

        Hi lillybee,
        Thanks for the info. I’ll make sure iceNfire see’s it. How have you been?
        Did you see the skating over the weekend?

      • iceNfire says:

        LoL lillybee – what a story! As much as I hate to see California in such a dismal economic state, I hate to see my son carrying a huge debt when he is just starting out even more.
        hashtag me #mykidfirst

        • lillybee says:

          Apply for Medical tomorrow, it is a mail in application, so fill it out and turn it in as soon as possible.

          • iceNfire says:

            Leaving house at 7:15 a.m….plz Do Not respond to this comment. I. Need.To Go.To.Sleep.
            Shutting-Down-Computer…..Walking-Away…
            Again Thanks Everyone, Sweet Dreams 🙂

  39. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Maggie (my 6 year old) has become OBSESSED with all things ‘AS SEEN ON TV”…she wants the slippers that go in the microwave to warm up, she wants ‘Hot Buns” for her hair, she already bought me the Tortilla Bowl maker and wants a tortilla bowl every night. She swears my life will not be complete unless I get Pajama Jeans and a Trendy Top. She has that stupid Shake Maker(it doesn’t work for sh*t-but it is quite an arm work out) and the Ultimate Eggshell Cracker….she is beyond OBSESSED!!!!

    • Sus says:

      LOL! I used to take phone calls in my house for all that crap. I’d have to read these scripts over and over. We were in the car once and my 7 year old started reciting the scripts for each product. I had her convinced that we needed Ronco Oven and the Pasta Maker.

      Anyone interested in taking these calls – http://www.liveops.com

      You get paid .25 cents per talk minute. It’s a decent gig to make extra money.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Sus…interesting job..perfect for a SAHM…I must check it out!!

        • iceNfire says:

          Hi Jillnntj – ty for post above 🙂

        • Sus says:

          It is a great job for a SAHM, as long as your kids are old enough to be quiet when you are working. You have to have a silent background.

          I consistently made $10-15 an hour doing it. If you are good at sales, you’ll make more. I got by without being good at sales by being polite on all calls.

          If you do sign up, use your cell phone as your “home” number and use your landline as your “work” number. If you decide you are going to keep doing it, you can get a separate landline installed just for Liveops. You can get a cheap line called a metered line that allows you take incoming calls but you pay for each outgoing call. Since you’ll only be using it for incoming it’s only $10-20 a month for that line.

          Let me know if you decide to do it.

          For other work from home jobs – http://www.workplacelikehome.com – There’s many things you can do.

          • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

            Thanks Sus-both my girls are in school all day-I do watch children in my home but not everyday so this seems like a good idea for me. Im going to check out the other link first thing in the morning-Thank you!!!

        • TexasTart says:

          Great idea, as Maggie can bring you up to par on the products, run scripts with you. LOL!

    • iceNfire says:

      “she wants the slippers that go in the microwave to warm up” Once again I’ll turn to my blow dryer…insert blow dyer into slipper/socks…. instant warmth….turn blow dryer to cool setting for those dealing with hot flashes. If needed buy small battery operated blow dryer to carry in purse. If I were ever to be on Survivor my battery operated blow dryer would be my 1 personal item

    • Exit4 says:

      if she’s 6 I’m sure you’ve gotten snookered for a pillow pet, dream light and a stuffy. 2 years ago my son told Santa he wanted a big cupcake and that it “was 19.95 plus shipping and handling”. I bought it (at CVS) and lets say it did not taste good.

    • Laineylainey says:

      Jill, that is super cute! I love to hear about your girls!

  40. TexasTart says:

    Lisa Renee – where are you funny lady?! Maybe our paths just didn’t cross in a while. I wonder how you are getting along while DD is away from home, at the north pole…so to speak 😉

  41. VV says:

    If you’re on Twitter Sherri – from The View – was ranting away about Brandi’s book…

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      Oh my…do you know her twitter handle…you know I got to check it out!!!

      • VV says:

        @SherriEShepherd

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          thanks VV

        • Called A Princess... says:

          Ranting negative or positive info? Sherri should be nice, since she is not very bright. IMO.

          • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

            She is a bit off her rocker no?
            She is just saying how Brandi should not be bad mouthing her children’s father…but she is very soap box about it. Does anyone know if it was talked about on The View today? I never watch that show. Anyway she is certainly “ranting” and not in a good way. It seems that she talked smack about her ex and she has a son-NOW she is saying she should not have said bad things about him and she no longer does…yada yada and more yada.

            • Laineylainey says:

              I kind of agree with her, though…

              • L.A. Chica says:

                As much as I like Brandi, I agree. She shouldn’t publicly bad mouth her ex husband, and neither should Camille or Adrienne. That’s one positive thing I can say about LuAnne, she was discrete about her ex.

            • PJ says:

              Back when I used to watch the View I remember Sherri Shepherd having things to say about her ex husband being unfaithful to her. I hate it when people are critical of others for doing pretty much what they have done themselves.

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      I can’t stand anyone on that show.

  42. lillybee says:

    Anyone watching the finale of 30 Rock?

  43. Beckygrey says:

    I find it funny how people are picking apart each word that has be pre-released of Brandi’s book. Why don’t they wait and see what the book says in the timeline within the book. It reminds me of making comments on the blogs of the previews, there is editing and content that is missing here. Relax and wait until it comes out, enjoy the ride!

    • L.A. Chica says:

      Once again, ITA.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      We dont have to wait and see because we are reading actual quotes from the book. Brandi and her publisher are putting out so many parts of the book to create a buzz so we are actually doing exactly what they want us to do. Besides we pick apart everyone else-why not Brandi? We have been picking apart Adrienne since the first season reunion b/c Brandi said she called a meeting-we never heard any words from this meeting and in fact Kyle contacted Lynn to tell her no such meeting ever took place. All we have is Brandi’s word. We have been picking apart Adrienne’s “secret” since the beginning of time when in all honest none of us had any idea what the friggen secret was!! If its good enough for the rest of the Housewives-why is it only picking when its done to Brandi?

      • Beckygrey says:

        It’s not a Brandi, Kyle or Adrienne thing. There are post on here like ” if she paid for the revajayjay why didn’t she pay for rent”…and so on. I love to the parlay of the comment and blogs but even with releases straight from her mouth, there is no timeline and there is no context. It’s great for sales but it’s exhausting. I don’t think there was this much for Taylors book, before it came out. I don’t know just too much, for me. My opinion just like everyone else on here.

  44. Beckygrey says:

    context….sorry

  45. VV says:

    Jay Leno Tweeted:
    Tonight we asked @BrandiGlanville, “Who was known as ‘The Little Tramp?'” Can you guess what she said? nbc.co/vid/n32230 #TonightShow

  46. L.A. Chica says:

    Adrienne posted her blog this morning. She says Faye is on fire.

  47. kit9 says:

    Nancy, it drives me nuts that hes’ been elevated to near sainthood by some of the press-a status he readily feeds into/off. Many many players in the NFL do much charity work and aren’t so deified. He is generally a sanctimonious douche who, in addition to touting his own good deeds, gets righteously indignant anytime anyone dare ask a question that may not paint him as a saint often using god to deflect criticism. After first being flippantly dismissive of the charges of doping this week(this is SI, not some random blog, mind u) the Ravens forced him to issue a denial and Ray blamed ‘the devil’. Nobody does martyr like Lewis. On the murder case..he was lucky to get off with the obstruction of justice charge and the deal he made with the persecutors(he was originally charged with double murder)who by all accounts completely bungled the case and any potential case against Lewis(and there’s the incriminating evidence including the fact the suit he was wearing that night magically disappeared, blood of one of the murdered men being found in his limo and Lewis telling the people in his party to keep their mouths shut), yet Lewis angrily paints himself to this day as a victim which is absurd. As a WashingtonPo writer said last week, ‘Ray got a raw deal? Compared to who, the dead guy?’ He’s a man that cloaks himself in God talk-but has never personally reached out to the families of the murdered men and has 6 kids from 4 different baby mamas. Deadspin has a good roundup of all the reasons to loathe Lewis. It’s heavy with too much snark imo but they hit all the major points.

    • Nancy says:

      kit9,

      Thank-you so much. So I guess my feelings were spot on. I wish the other players wouldn’t treat him as if he were a saint. That might help.

  48. Catseye says:

    Yeah,those professional male athletes all seem to be a very entitled bunch…
    Hey, have any of you guys heard of/used a supplement called Pau D’ Arco? It’s a bark found in the rainforest and is used for boosting immunity, dispelling parasites, and such. I research stuff like that all the time as one of my dogs has an immune disorder. It sounds like it might be good for some of the things a few of you are ailing from…

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