MJ of Shahs Felony / Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap and Cast Blogs / Amazing Race Recap

MJ of Shahs Felony

Last night on the Shahs of Sunset Reunion Reza outed MJ as a felon.  You can read more about that here in a previous blog.  It was a long time ago, she paid her time, and IMO should be allowed to move on.   I don’t understand how Reza can call MJ his best friend and then treat her like that.  Whose side are you on?

We also had a huge rehash of the fight between GG and Asa that lasted the entire season.  Should Asa accept GG’s apology and move on?

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Real Housewives of Atlanta by RamonaCoaster

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(all photos from bravot.com)

Kenya shows up at the BaileyAgency bringing along her protégé for Cynthia’s agency and to be in the pageant.  I have to hand it to Kenya, with every opportunity presented she tries at least to contribute. First with the production deal, now with a possible model in the making.  They start talking about Cynthia’s pageant.  Cynthia tells her she cut Porsha out of the event.  Cynthia has invited Boris Kodjoe to cohost the event.  Kenya volunteers to be a judge and Cynthia brings up the past and Kenya feels she should put the past in the past.  Cynthia changes her mind and says she would love for Kenya to be a judge. Kenya promises to be on her best behavior at Cynthia’s pageant but then laughs hysterically in her TH.

Kordell & Porsha are ordering dinner.  Apparently Kordell orders Porsha’s drink too.  First Porsha wants Sprite then Kordell convinces her to order wine.  Porsha says she has a lot going on and asks Porsha how he thinks she’s been doing while she’s been away from the house working with the foundation.  Kordell asks if Porsha is ready to take care of children.  Porsha says she doesn’t want to put her career on hold.  What career?  She’s been saying she was a housewife.  Porsha wants a nanny so she can work outside the home and that conflicts with Kordell’s old fashioned sensibilities.  Porsha has an idea to call her brother to borrow his baby to see how she’ll do as a mom.  I’m not sure how I’d feel loaning out my baby for a trial run. First Kordell agrees and says two weeks then Porsha says one week.  Porsha say cheers to having it all.

real-housewives-of-atlanta-season-5-gallery-episode-515-05Chef Roble is cooking for Apollo, the lawyer, Todd & Kandi.  Apparently Kandi knows Chef Roble.  They requested some aphrodisiac type food.  Chef Roble thinks mussels look like vaginas.  The lawyer is impressed that he doesn’t use street jargon to describe genitalia.  They are planning a girls’ trip to Vegas to meet Nene because Vegas is close to LA.  Kandi tells them about her gospel music and they are all positive about it.  The avocado bruschetta looks good.  Then steamed vagina, I mean mussels, are up and Apollo wants to stick his tongue in it.  When Chef Roble asks if the aphrodisiac is kicking in, of course Miss High Class lawyer waves her tongue around.

real-housewives-of-atlanta-season-5-gallery-episode-515-08Kandi is in the music studio.  She comes from a very religious background having a preacher for a father and a grandfather too. Marvin Sapp shows up in Atlanta to do a gospel record with Kandi because he loved the song she wrote.  Kandi felt they had a common bond losing someone close to them recently. Titus, Kandi’s father shows up and Kandi mentions he knows about Kandi Koated Nights and Bedroom Kandi.  IMO it may not be a religious product but there is no shame in religious people using those products especially the ones that vibrate.

real-housewives-of-atlanta-season-5-gallery-episode-515-10Nene is back in Atlanta and Cynthia comes over. Cynthia tells Nene that she is letting Kenya judge her pageant.  Nene is giving her a look like “you’re kidding.”  Cynthia says she was Miss USA. Nene says she doesn’t give a damn if she was Miss Boo Boo. The point is she acted a damn fool at the magazine thing and Cynthia defends her by saying this is her world. Kenya is supposed to be role model. Nene says a fool is a fool and she doesn’t need someone wrecking something she is doing for the first time. Nene is missing Atlanta, the events and all the gossip.  Cynthia is hoping this pageant turns out well and Nene supports her.  Cynthia is missing Nene’s support and glad she is back in town even if it is only for a few hours.

real-housewives-of-atlanta-season-5-gallery-episode-515-13Porsha manages to get her hands on her brother’s child Baby Jaden.  She’s doing good so far with changing the diapers until she leaves the dirty diaper on the floor for Kordell (ahem, the cleaning staff) to pick up.  Porsha changes into sweats to cook dinner.  Porsha turns her back for a minute and Baby Jaden disappears for a moment. There was one panic stricken moment until Jaden comes back into the kitchen.  Was this all the interesting footage they got out of Porsha?  Snore…

Kandi is in the music studio recording her gospel song with Marvin.  As soon as Marvin lays down the track, Kandi wants to redo her track.  They are all excited.

It is the day of the pageant and there’s a lot of makeup, dresses and tables around.  Cynthia is picking up Boris and he’s wearing casual top and jeans. Cynthia sees it as a sign that something is going to go wrong.  Why didn’t he think to wear a suit?  He is a cohost for goodness sake.  Kenya shows up wearing her Miss USA sash.  Kandi in her TH is talking about Kenya being in her full…full…uhhmmm…Miss USA.  Oh yeah that’s right.  As Cynthia and the staff sit down to go over the details everyone realizes their pages are not in the right order.  real-housewives-of-atlanta-season-5-gallery-episode-515-18They think they fix it but I doubt it.  First Cynthia forgets to talk into her microphone.  Fun fashion category starts.  These girls know how to work it.  Boris gets the name wrong and Cynthia realizes the order of the script is wrong again.  Gee, I wonder which naughty little Bravo production assistant did that.  Kenya is shaking her head but says it’s her first pageant what do you expect.  Porsha shows up with Baby Jaden and a nanny.  Ssshhh don’t tell Kordell.  They cut for an intermission and then they realize they forgot the teen fun fashion segment.  Sorry folks, stay in your seats for the teen fun fashion segment and then intermission starts.  Kenya goes back stage to give moral support to Cynthia.  They start the question and answer section of the pageant and these girls are doing pretty well.  Porsha sees herself in the pageant because she loves dresses that sparkle.  I wonder how she’d do in the Q&A section.  As they tally the votes Cynthia and Boris didn’t have a script to keep people entertained.  Awkward laugh, awkward silence from Cynthia.  Clearly the stars of the show were the girls because Cynthia was a dud.  Someone take that mic away from her.  Cynthia and Boris do what they do best and do a runway walk.  Clearly that is where their talents lie.  Boris does a little comedy routine about pageant walks. They announce the winner. Selena is Miss Renaissance.  Cynthia feels she’s happy she did it.  Kenya remembers that she was up there once upon a time.  They all offer their congratulations to Cynthia and Cynthia is grateful for their support.

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Real Housewives of Atlanta Cast Blogs Blogged by HildogAtl

(Text in italics is excerpted from Bravotv.com Cast blogs.  NMD)

Well ladies, it’s seems even after a week hiatus, the RHOA ladies aren’t wanting to blog any longer.  I must say, I looked up last season to see how many episodes and was floored to see last season was the longest season in all of the franchises.  I think they ran for almost 5-6 months.  I can’t recall but that is a very long time.  Needless to say, we only have our resident “hot mess”  and our resident “silly chick that has some vocabulary issues”.  Ok, that was a little harsh but I’m seriously curious if she isn’t playing a role for tv or something.  I’ve never met anyone like her in my life!

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Kenya begins her blog  telling us she knows that when she signed up to do the show that she would have to share some personal experiences with us no matter how painful they are.  She tells us that her world was turned upside down when she discovered the lumps in her breasts and that she basically blocked the whole thing out b/c of fear.  That is her coping mechanism.  She tells us that she has lost family members to cancer and all of the what if’s scared the dickens out of her.  I can only imagine the pain and fear that she must have felt when that was discovered.  No woman in this world wants to hear those words.

She goes on to tell us it was her aunt who forced her to face her fears and that they researched the best doctor to help.  The doctor was informative, caring and compassionate and answered all of the questions she had.  She tells us the biopsy wasn’t necessarily painful but uncomfortable.  She also tells us that she was grateful that the results came back as benign but nonetheless, due to the lumps she has to be checked more regularly and aggressively to make sure the lumps do not turn cancerous.

The whole five pages that Kenya blogs is all about cancer and early detection, etc.  She doesn’t touch much on any of her cast mates this week and in some ways, I can understand.  To her this was a very difficult time in her life.  I know regardless if I agree with her or not, nobody deserves this disease.  The small blurb she did write about the cast is as follows:

I was disappointed when none of my cast mates reached out to me after learning of my ordeal when many viewers did.  Whether or not I am your favorite or least favorite person, the bond that we all have is that we are women first. I’m a woman before I am any other identifying marker such as race, social status, popularity, occupation, or religious background. I am a woman. I am a child of God and I am blessed. With that said, I beg all women to get a mammogram.”

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Porsha has a doozy of a blog today too!  Wow, it’s long…5 pages long.  I think these two took a chapter out of the RHONJ and Jac.  Wow.  Ok, let’s jump into it!

She begins telling us about her past weekend and how she is so busy and was lucky to get to the spa.  She is working on an interior design something.  Great, another HW item!  Then she goes on to tell us that her Mom and sis are her best people to go to for fashion advice as they always have an opinion and she values it.

Next up you meet my amazing niece, Jaydnn! I promise that my little poo bear normally loves her auntie, and in reality she still loved me then, she just didn’t want to look at me, touch me, or hear my voice that day. I wanted my sister to bring her so I could start keeping her more often and get used to handling business as well as errands with a little one. After all I went everywhere with my mom, so I’m guessing my mini me will be the same way!  Well I guess you all saw how the beginning of that day went, this week you will get to see how it is when I bring her home. I have to say I’m starting to realize that to make this picture perfect I may end up needing a nanny just to help fill in a little. We shall see…”

(Side note-there were several comments in her blog from viewers chastising her for that last line.)  Personally, I think if you have the means, do it.  I have long said I really don’t think I can be the woman to work a full time job, take care of my home and man and still provide and be there for my child full time without some help.  But that is my opinion and while I don’t have any children now, I know how tired I am at the end of the day without a child in the equation.  Children require all of your time and attention and I commend all the women out there that can do it and also do it on their own!

She then goes on to tell us that she trekked down to Ms. Bailey’s agency and as soon as she walked in she could feel the tension and knew that something was up.  She had no clue it had to do with not allowing strangers in her home.

“I must say I threw Kordell’s name in the mix to add to my response, but in actuality I made the decision not to have it in my home on my own. I sincerely felt if she didn’t want to meet at her office, fine, and I even offered to pay for lunch elsewhere anytime, but to turn my home into an office? Um, no. It was something I thought was a small and private conversation with Ms. Bailey as a friend. How quickly I learned that all things discussed in private aren’t so private with her.

I thought after talking to her it was simple and easy. I just made the decision not to have all her staff come over and it was done. We would meet at her place of business. But no, I was attacked and spoken to by the Bailey workers in a way that to me was inappropriate, asking why I run my home a certain way. I was bothered, so I took my husband’s advice to check the situation by letting her know how it made me feel and making sure it didn’t go any further than that. After all, I was helping for free and I was also involving my family’s charity so that many people in need could benefit from a percentage of the pageant.”

Ok, I’m going to play devil’s advocate I suppose.  On one hand, I think the whole situation is just stupid and completely blown out of proportion but there is a chance this was her best storyline for the season…I’m not sure.  And yes, I do find it a little odd that she doesn’t allow “strangers” in the house but she knew Cynthia.  However, I, too would be a little leery of people coming to my gorgeous mini mansion and how people need to use the restroom and sometimes something shiny might catch their eye and temptation gets the best.  It happens everyday people.  Even the most trust worthy can and are blinded by the bling so to speak.  But enough on that.  I think it was completely classless, rude and unprofessional that Cynthia would allow her “staff” to speak to a contributor and “friend” in that manner.  It was despicable.

This relationship was supposed to work two ways. Number one I had my family create an outreach event specifically for Cynthia’s pageant participants so that they would have the opportunity to be hands on in giving. They were supposed to come the Saturday before the pageant and make lunches with fresh produce and hand deliver them to the people we had solicited to be at the outreach event created for her. Number two Cynthia was going to donate ten percent of proceeds to Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless. This collaboration would have also benefited the pageant in that she could use the charity’s affiliation to solicit money from sponsors and help with securing an event space. Having the charity involved was of great value to the pageant.”

Funny that Bravo didn’t show that now isn’t it.  Cynthia is “shady” (allegedly).  I see it, you see it, we all see it.  She then sets the record straight by informing us that when she went to lunch with her “friend” she was appalled that she was being removed from helping.  Porsha tells us that Cynthia only gave her family’s organization two weeks to get her documents when on the backside Hosea Feed The Hungry had an army of volunteers on the back end doing things to make this even take place but Cynthia only cared about logos, which she could have gotten online. (I agree, it’s very, very simple).

I was looking at what I thought was a friend and someone I put myself and my family charity out there for just to see her win, and what did I get? Nothing but a sorry excuse for why she has decided to turn her back on the thousand people who would have benefitted from receiving fresh produce and groceries as well as donations. What do I decide to do? Move on and let her sit where she is. I’m not going to teach someone how to care. I’d rather let her have her way and figure out an immediate plan to salvage the outreach for all those expecting it and learn from my mistakes. I do care for and Iove Cynthia, but this has proven to me that you can’t lend yourself to people without knowing their motives. I have decided to forgive but not forget how this made feel and how serious it is not to involve the charity with people you can’t depend on.”

There really are no words, they pretty much speak for themselves.

She then switches gears and tells us the event planner for Kordell’s party and how fabulous it was. She then ends reminding us she is a real housewife by having to thaw steaks and salmon for dinner but she hasn’t decided on her side items.  I may catch some slack for this but honestly, she seems like the only “real” housewife out of all of those ladies.  Everyone else has businesses, etc…she truly is a housewife!

Have a great week ladies and I’d also like to request that you all say a little prayer for my family. I have had a trying weekend and while we are trying to stay positive, it’s hard to not stop thinking about all the adversity ahead.  The devil is definitely trying to rear it’s ugly head and wreck havoc.  Thanks in advance!

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The Amazing Race – Feb 17, 2013 – by MelTheHound

  • Idries and Jamil Abdur-Rahman are twin brothers from Chicago, Ill. Both men are OB/GYN doctors. These are Twins. I really hope these guys aren’t as annoying as the last set of twins we were subjected to.
  • Max and Katie Bichler are newlyweds from Buffalo, N.Y. It’s wrong to judge a book by it’s cover, I know that but I’m looking at this guy and already I’m thinking douche bag. Hopefully, I’m wrong.
  • Mona Egender and Beth Bandimere are mothers from Colorado. They are also roller derby teammates. I tend to like the Roller Derby Queens.
  • Bates and Anthony Battaglia are brothers from Raleigh, N.C. The brothers are professional hockey players.
  • Chuck and Wynona McCall (Alabama) are a married couple from Daphne, Ala. Chuck is a taxidermist and his wife is a hairstylist. Here is a couple who look exactly like who they are to me. I saw her and the first two words out of my mouth were Wynona Judd.
  • David and Connor O’Leary (Utah) are a father and son team from Salt Lake City. Both are cancer survivors.
  • Caroline Cutbirth and Jennifer Kuhle are friends and country singers in a band. Caroline is a direct descendant of Daniel Boone and Jennifer is the granddaughter of John Wayne. Never heard of either of these ladies.
  • Joey Graceffa and Meghan Camarena (YouTubers) are friends from Los Angeles. They list their occupation as YouTube hosts. Dude, wash the shit out of your hair and drag a comb through it.
  • Pamela Chien and Winnie Sung (Besties) are best friends from Los Angeles.
  • Jessica Hoel and John Erck (Surfers) are a dating couple from Huntington Beach, Calif. Aren’t they cute.. Does this dating couple (on TAR) ever end well for these people?
  • Matthew Davis and Daniel Moss are firefighters from Gaffney, S.C. Why am I getting a Border Patrol agent vibe from these guys?

You can read more about them here… There you have it my friends. The cast that will or won’t entertain us for the next couple months. Each of those cast member links should take you to the CBS website where the photos are hosted.

Welcome back race fans to season 22 of TAR. A few weeks ago I sent you a preview with a cast list shown within this recap. Without knowing anything about any of them, this is a fresh slate for me (until I actually see them on screen). Let’s get this 12 or 13 week party started.

tar1The show opens with all 11 teams jogging up the hill to the Griffith Observatory while they are all introduced. I’m going to spit this out there right now. I hate the newlyweds, the surfers and, the YouTubers right away. That may change by the end of the episode or it may never change. We’ll see. They get to the top and meet up with Phil where he welcomes them and lays out the ground rules for the first few legs. By ground rules you know the usual stuff. He tells them that the winner of the first leg gets an express pass but also another to give to another team. That pass must be given away but the end of the 4th leg. Now he says that the first leg of the race will take them to someplace they’ve never been before and the challenge will literally take their breathe away. I suspect it has something to do with heights and breathtaking views but that’s just a guess on my part. Phil points out the eleven Ford Fusions at the bottom of the hill (where all of their backpacks also are). They are to drive to LAX and their destination will be disclosed while they drive there.

Ready – Set – GO!

The race is on, down the hill to collect their backpacks and grab a car. Alabama Chuck trips over himself and takes someone else out at the same time (I know the feeling). No harm other than the producers chose to show that moment. They are in their cars and off and running. Phil comes on the screen and tells them they are going to Bora Bora. There are two flights, one hour arrival apart (if everything goes right). Here’s the first rub… There is only room on the first plane for 5 teams. All along they are already angling to make alliances, and suck up to each other, the ones each thinks may actually win the leg (it never works out that way, does it?). Alabama is the first to check in at the ticket counter and get their tickets for flight 101. Next to check in are  Besties (Winnie and Pam- Winnie by the way is only interested in a guy if he has a million dollars strapped to his body- both are single). They are followed by the doctors who were on the same shuttle bus. Surfers and Utah are 4th and 5th. Right now the order of the rest don’t matter because they will be on the second flight. Both groups are trying to angle alliances (which never last) to see who is going to suck up to who to get that second express pass. Noting, with the Newlyweds, that they don’t have many friends because HER likeability factor is about zero. I suspect his is too. I know people like her (or what they are saying she is) and have words for them. We’ll see if she really fits those.

tar2Both planes are on their way to the connecting city, Papeete Tahiti, to catch another plane. While the first 5 teams are there they discuss alliance and that second express pass. The suggestion (by doctors, don’t know which one, twins and Utah) is that whoever among them wins the first leg, they give the pass to the second placing team in that alliance. Got all that? They do the 10 person fist pile to shake on it. This is all assuming that one of them actually wins the leg. Their plane leaves for Bora Bora and we don’t see the second team arrive but we are told they are also on the way to Bora Bora.

tar3Their first task when they arrive is a roadblock. They must sign in on a tote board in the order they can get to it for a charter flight on a helicopter. What they will do then is 2 ‘teams’ or rather one member from each team will be taken to the next location by Heli while the other member gets there by water taxi. The Heli will take them to 10,000 feet and they will jump out in a tandem sky dive to a location where they will meet up with their partners. Once that happens, they get their next clue. The first group arrives at the tote board and there’s a small scuffle to write names down. I’ll just note that Alabama is 5th to sign in (they were first to the airport back at LAX). I’m thinking that since there are 11 teams, 6 Helicopters, one team is going up alone. Will it be Alabama or will he have to wait for the others to arrive (that’s the way I would set it up just to torture somebody). Let’s see. John of Surfers is first to jump. Jamil (twins) is next. He says everything inside of him is telling him don’t jump (jumping out of a perfectly good helicopter) but, he does. Besties and Utah are the next to take off as we see Chuck (Alabama) standing there waiting for his ride. We see Conner of Utah jump (he had Testicular Cancer, the voice over is how proud daddy (who had prostrate cancer, both in remission) is. Next one of the besties. Don’t know which one at the moment. Finally, Chuck’s ride is there. He’s flying alone. I don’t know if they actually jumped in the order they signed in but it would make sense for them to have to.

tar4The clue they receive tells them to take a water taxi to Eaton Beach where they have to follow a ‘marked’ path to get to the next clue. It’s a roadblock. This is where the hard part begins. Before them are 400 sand castles (one bucket sand castles. Under one of them, is their next clue (there are 11 clues buried here). They must find the clue AND, replace the sand castles they destroy looking for them. By the way, it’s over 100 degrees.. I’ll bet there’s no time for a refreshing dip in that clear Tahiti beach. By the way again, These are special sandcastle buckets. They have cups and dips and whatnot in the bottom of them and the castles have to be complete. Surfers and Doctors are doing it at this point, and having trouble with it.

Meanwhile, the second flight has arrived (the other 6 teams). Caroline from Country singers is the first to check in on the tote board. What happens at the end of this process is more important than the middle. While signing in, for what she thought was the 5th spot (or she wasn’t paying attention), Mona (Roller Derby), signed into the 6th spot. Before she caught on to what she had done, Newlyweds took the 5th spot and they ain’t giving it up. They will be on the same final, (helicopter but Newlyweds will be the first to jump from it.

Error Alert** (I have this a bit wrong but I’m not rewriting everything because the result is the same. Each team goes up in a separate helicopter. So Roller Derby should have been on the 5th one but are on the 6th due to Mona’s error).

Now back at the castles, Utah and Besties have arrived. Remember what I said about the ‘marked’ path? Well, Alabama Chuck didn’t listen. He better not wear her out too much because it will be Wynona who will be scouring the castle field looking for a clue. Want to know where Chuck works? Wallmart. Why do we know this? Because while not following instructions and asking anyone he can find on the beach, where the clue is, he explains in a TH that he deals with so many walks of life. Well, Chuck, I will bet you’ve never dealt with an old Tahitian woman sitting under a shelter cleaning oysters or clams (I’m not a seafood person so I don’t know which). Now… While walking around talking to people he does notice the place where the clue is BUT, he does Not follow the marked path (forgot to read the instructions, didn’t you Chuck?) but they go on about the task. Poor Winona. This isn’t going to end well for them. Jessica (Surfers) finds hers first. Now, all 5 teams currently digging are from the first flight. Their standing in the leg has changed but they are all there. Meanwhile, the others are dropping from the sky. Utah is hoping that whoever wins stays true to the alliance agreement.

Jessica opens the clue and it is to take them to the pit stop. They must assemble a balance to a canoe outrigger style (like a catamaran) and paddle it to the pit stop, one mile down the beach. Here’s the rub, it isn’t stable like a catamaran (I don’t know yet what the purpose of the outrigger is unless some didn’t attach it properly) and can easily tip over if you lean to the right, and does. I guess the trick is, if you have to lean, go left so the outrigging keeps you from tipping. Back at the castle field, the twin working on the castles is getting quite testy. His brother says that if a team from the second group shows up, twin is going to lose it.

Sidebar… These two sort of argue like the last set of twins we had to suffer but they aren’t nearly as annoying, yet.

The Hockey players show up. So now the second group is wandering in. Amongst all this, for some reason, there is a dog wandering about. Sorry but for the kid in me, this is the best part. Do you know what male dogs do with vertical objects when they are outside? That’s right, Sparky is pissing on random sand castles.

Go ahead, I cracked up for half an hour.

Okay, back to the building.. Country singers arrive and both they and Hockey players get busy. Twin is still bitching about the task, Wynona thought when she came to the beach in Tahiti they would have lounge chairs and vodka ready for her. That may be the case if you’re staying in a resort where they have service but not when you’re on the race (Chuck was kind of ribbing her about wanting to come to the beach, that’s where that came from. I think he should have left her alone. That woman looks short in stature but also the type that will throw you to the ground and stomp your guts out if you cross her one too many times). Now around this time, the Hockey players find the clue in like the second or third castle they turned up. From 7th to 2nd, just like that (but they aren’t part of that alliance). Surfers are currently set to win the leg but let’s see what really happens. Firemen and Newlyweds arrive next and get busy. Utah is convinced at this point that they just need to finish but he is not working on the castles (this should be his task because his son, jumped). Katie of Newlyweds is digging and isn’t happy because the outcome is pure luck that she cannot control. Did I mention that in their TH earlier, she’s a control freak?

tar5I guess it pays to spend your life on the beach surfing the waves in this case because Surfers reach the Pit Stop first. For now, I’ve kind of changed my mind about them, they aren’t as annoying as they first appeared to be. The haven’t whined about anything yet and did seem to do the best job running this leg of the race. The guide standing with Phil welcomes them to Bora Bora and Phil hands them their Two express passes telling them, that is power in their hands. Surfer John reminds us of the alliance agreement to hand the second pass over to the next team from their alliance to reach the pit stop BUT, he’s not sure he wants to give up that advantage just yet.

We see the hockey players rowing toward the pit stop and at the same time, the YouTubers reaching the castle field followed by Roller Derby… Beth (Derby) says that building sand castles is where being a mom comes in handy. She fancies herself an expert at it. Meanwhile, Utah dad is taking another shot and decides he didn’t dig deep enough. He digs a little deeper and low and behold, there is a clue. Doctor is probably quite pissed, Chuck is taking pity on his wife and pouring water over her face to cool her and get the sand off. Firefighter is struggling while Beth (Derby) finds a clue. She doesn’t say anything, she just dashes off (this may have been a smart move on her part). Apparently being a mom paid off because they have gone from last place, to 4th behind Utah. Katie is getting annoyed and Doc is getting Pizzissed off that the YouTube dude won’t shut TFU. Well, YouTube finds the next clue and jumps around like a preschool girl having a hissy fit. (I still hate these people).

Down at the pit stop… Utah (Dave and Conner) arrive. They are in third place BUT, the second team of the alliance to arrive. So, per the agreement, they Should get that second pass. Will they? We shall see (this arrangement was Dave’s idea by the way. To avoid hard feelings about who got the pass, best persons should win it and in this case, that would be them).

Country is still plugging away at the sandcastles and Doc Finally gets a clue.I don’t know when the hell Besties got out of there but they are currently neck and neck with Derby moms in the water rowing toward the pit stop. At the building task, the docs are inner city and they don’t swim and don’t like the water.. Really? I’ll just leave the major opinions on the dog’s ears for this first recap. Wynona Also Finally finds a clue. So who is left digging? Firefighters and Newlyweds. At the pit stop, Besties (I must be tired and missed them leaving or I’ve already mentioned them finishing the castles) arrive 4th and Derby moms in 5th place (Chipendales made it to the end and almost won riding the middle of the pack, I like these ladies). Docs didn’t do a very good job of securing that outrigging (One or both of them cannot swim) and it comes apart and they get dumped into the water. Canoes not much wider than your ass will do that to you. Trust me, I know. Now they have to put their boat back together (weren’t these checked before they got in the water?). YouTube passes them by taking 6th place. Alabama takes 7th place and Phil questions Chuck about his hair. All business in front, party in the back.. The Mullet and a curly one at that… Docs finally arrive as well and take 8th place.

Meanwhile (again) the other three teams (firefighters, newlyweds, and country singers) are struggling. Newlywed Katie floats the idea of taking the penalty. The idea is floated for all three teams to do it and race to the end of the leg and start fresh on the race the following day. Sounds reasonable to me, let’s see what happens. Firefighters are first in the water, they climb into the boat, and they are the first back in the water tipping over. Newlyweds are next and country singers. Newlyweds get out of there first (this is a real race folks 😀 ). Country is next and they are speeding along quite nicely gaining on Newlyweds. Firefighters are bringing up the rear and get a nice big drink of that water again.

tar6That is the order they finish. Newlyweds 9th, Country 10th, Firefighters 11th and last. This is an elimination round and the firefighters are gone. I won’t get the chance to find out why I got a border patrol vibe from them or if I was all wrong about them (probably the case). If the firefighters hadn’t taken the penalty they may have still been in the race if they finished in less than 4 hours from the time they decided to do the penalty. Got that? They note that it seemed like a good idea at the time and were sure they could win a canoe race, especially against Girls. Maybe they could if they could stay in the thing. They are never going to live down, back at the firehouse, the fact that they got beat rowing a canoe by two Girls 😉

Next week kiddies, we are still in Bora Bora and that alliance comes in to play.

Til then, Peace..

MTH aka WTFIJeff

PS.. Again, I am not going back to rewrite it. I don’t know now if Chuck and Wynona (Alabama) didn’t follow the path or if they just got confused at the end of it. Apparently if they didn’t, it wasn’t a hard fast rule. Phil didn’t mention it at the pit stop. Lucky them. I would have really felt bad for Wynona if they had to do that all over again.

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Monday Night Lineup, February 18th by BB

8PM – Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Bravo); How I Met Your Mother/Rules of Engagement (CBS); The Carrie Diaries (CW); The Biggest Loser (NBC); The Bachelor (ABC); Bones (Fox); Antiques Roadshow (PBS); WWE (USA); Switched at Birth (Family); Fast N’ Loud (Disc); Continuum (SyFy); Find Bigfoot (Anpl); Love and Hip Hop (VH1); Jerseylicious (Style)

9PM – Vanderpump Rules (Bravo); 2 Broke Girls/Mike and Molly (CBS); 90210 (CW); The Following (Fox); Market Warriors (PBS); Bunheads (Family); Love It or List It (HGTV); Cake Boss (TLC); Fast N’ Loud (Disc); Being Human (SyFy); Finding Bigfoot (Anpl); Oprah’s Favorite After-the-Oscars (OWN); American Pickers (History); Bizarre Foods America (Trvl); Black Ink Crew (VH1); Inside Combat Rescue (NatGeo); Kitchen Crashers (DIY); RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo); The Food Hospital (Cook); Top Gear (BBC); Built for the Kill (NatGeoWild)

10PM – Hawaii Five-0 (CBS); Deception (NBC); Castle (ABC); Independent Lens (PBS); Teen Mom 2 (MTV); House Hunters (HGTV); The Gypsy Sisters (TLC); The Devils Ride (Disc); Lost Girl (SyFy); Finding Bigfoot (Anpl); Lizard Lick Towing/Swamp Hunters (truTV); Oprah’s Favorite After-the-Oscars (OWN); Pawn Stars (History); Hotel Impossible (Trvl); LaLa’s Full Court Life (VH1); Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Food); True Crimes with Aphrodite Jones (ID); Model Killers (Bio); Bath Crashers (DIY); Bang Goes the Theory (BBC)

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  1. designernailsdiana says:

    Good Morning!! Going to snow tonight ewww
    Back to reading

  2. Sus says:

    Please let me know if we can talk about Downton Abbey. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone that has it taped.

    • BB says:

      I watched my DVR’d version this morning. 😦

    • I don’t see why we can’t talk about it now that it has aired. Such a sad season.

      • BB says:

        I have been totally bummed all morning about it. It seemed like everything was looking up and then boom.

        • Just Wondering in Jersey says:

          Aside from being sad I was spitting nails about them ending it when they did and taking the last 18 minutes to constantly repeat the same dunning message about money. The more I think about it the madder I get!

      • Even tho I knew what was coming at the end it still took my breath away. I hear more “happy” is happening in the next season. They are filming now. I wish the season was not so short! 😉

      • Sus says:

        Mary is going to become the coldest bitch there ever was now. I mean she’s already miserable but now??? I can’t stand how mean she is to Edith.

        I knew as soon as they showed how fast Matthew was driving. When have we ever seen a car go fast on that show?

        I was so thrilled for Tom Branson. He had someone on his side. Now he’s stuck with those snobs with no one on his side. The three men together after the cricket match was awesome.

        Carson remains my favorite character. He’s the snobbiest of them all!

        • BB says:

          Yep Matthew definitely tempered Mary’s bitchiness. Hopefully Edith will stand up to Mary more in the future.

        • mrs peabody says:

          I like Carson too, he’s an old softie at heart.

        • Powell says:

          Yes Sus. Finally Tom got Lord Grantham on Matthews side. When the Lord said to invest money “look at what Charles Ponzi has done”, I about bust a gut laughing at that.
          I’m so glad that maid was fired. I kept yelling at the tv, “fire her ass, she needs to go”.

    • mrs peabody says:

      I watched it…….I’m waiting to talk about it too.

      • BB says:

        OK. Let’s do it. I can’t believe one of my favorite characters is gone! At least he got to see his newborn son first.

        • The actor who plays Matthew left the show to go on Broadway so they had to do something to end his character for good….but ending the show on that last scene was just…wow. Still reeling.

          • Sus says:

            Why not find a good lookalike actor to replace him?

            • Powell says:

              Yeah Julianne! Why didn’t you get another actor. I’m bummed at that too. 1st Sybil now Matthew & The Dowager is out living them all. I love Maggie Smith. I’ve loved her since I began watching Masterpiece Theater as a child. She either was on 60 Minutes already or will be on an upcoming epi.

              • plainviewsue says:

                I saw Maggie Smith’s interview on 60 Minutes. She has never watched an episode of Downton! She says she is too critical of herself. Julian Fellows said he will never kill her off! So I guess if she wants to leave the show, they’ll send her to a fancy nursing home I guess!

            • JumpTheShark says:

              Right, and someone could have commented: “Matthew doesn’t seem himself, lately”

          • mrs peabody says:

            They should make them sign contracts that they can’t leave during the run of the show. I’m not happy with that ending at all.

            • BB says:

              Me neither Mrs. Peabody.

            • I agree with you both actually. It was a terrible time to leave the show and have this type of ending. They could have written him having gone to America for a financial deal or something…but that ending was quite over the top. Who knows, after his Broadway run he could have gone back to the show. I, personally, think it was a bad idea.

              I have read tho, that Mary moves on to a new relationship in the next season.

              • mrs peabody says:

                As much as I liked Matthew, I never really thought him and Mary seemed right together. His character seemed more suited to Edith. Mary’s character to me never seemed to fit his character.

                • Perhaps it was a bit of the “opposites attract” thing. Matthew seemed to soften Mary…as she said to him last night….”You are the only one who thinks I am nice”…and she toughened Matthew up a bit. But, I can see her with a more worldly and abrasive character.

                • plainviewsue says:

                  Oh, I loved them together!!! And those last scenes……..I’m gonna cry again! He made her a better person.

              • Powell says:

                MarDrag that actually could have been good & a new actor would come home to Downton.

                • IKR? It was such a drastic step in writing. There were so many other options. But it was dramatic. I just hope they don’t take the drama too far going forward. Part of what I love about the show is its realism. (Not that drama isn’t real, but you know what I mean!)

            • LA Debra says:

              The actor (Mathew character) said he signed a three year contract.

          • LavaLady says:

            I knew what was coming and so did my husband, but neither knew the other knew, so we just kept quiet until it was over, and then we both said we knew the ending. We both had read it somewhere. Yes, Dan Stevens is on Broadway in a show called “The Heiress”. I believe the run ends soon though. I was happy that at least the baby was born healthy and it’s a boy. I agree, the season was much too short. I’m longing for more already. 60 Minutes had a interview with Maggie Smith who plays Lady Grantham. It was wonderful.

            • I adore Maggie Smith in anything she does, but she is superb as Lady G.! Love her expressions! I have had a mad crush on her son Toby Stephens, also an actor, for years. He played THE BEST Mr. Rochester in a BBC adaptation of Jane Eyre a few years ago. A must see if you like those kinds of productions. He is a powerful actor! Just like his mummy.

              • JumpTheShark says:

                “Love and Pain and The Whole Da*n Thing” with Maggie Smith and Timothy Bottoms (1973) is wonderful.

            • Powell says:

              I love love love the movie “The Heiress” w/Olivia de Havilland & Montgomery Cliff. I’ve seen it at least a dozen times. But I hate that Dan left Downton.

              • Oh Powell…you and me both! LOVE that movie, it is one of my favs. You and I have such similar taste in old movies. Should we have an old movie marathon party?!?

                • Kat From Ohio says:

                  and i love the old movies as well!! would love to join.

                  i think they were kind of stuck and had to kill him off since he wanted to leave. there was no real way of writing him out other than to kill him, but they did a poor job of it IMO if he knew he didn’t want to stay on the show, he should have said so and been married off to Lavinia and disappeared from the show

                • Boobah says:

                  Did I just read that there’s a PARTY at Mardrags!!! Woohooooo!!!

            • BB says:

              Maggie Smith has never watched Downton Abbey.

    • Powell says:

      Sus. My heart was happy & then sad within minutes. As Lord Grantham was saying the family is finally having good luck tragedy strikes. The actor that plays Matthew is on Broadway now. Just sad. 😦

    • plainviewsue says:

      Even tho I knew what was going to happen (thanks to spoilers, which is why I WISH it aired the same time as Britain), it still took my breath away.

      I read an interview with Julian Fellows, the creator, and he said that he wanted the season to end on a happy note, with the birth of Mary’s baby. He wanted the actor that played Matthew to come back for one ep and be killed next season. But actor wouldn’t.

      He also said the next season will take place 6 months later, so we wont see the funeral.

      I absolutely love this show. Rooting for Edith!! I can’t imagine how Mary will be now.

  3. Rebecca says:

    Good morning! Happy Presidents Day!

  4. sony4ou says:

    thanks for all the recaps, especially TAR. How could you not want to be on Bora Bora?? It was gorgeous. I cannot stand the newlyweds, she is truly a royal b*tch!!

    • Laineylainey says:

      His (then newlywed hubbie) fake tan made us giggle. They showed them in the snow and there he was just as orange as can be.

      • melthehound says:

        So I’m not the only one who noticed that..

      • chismosa says:

        Lainey that was hysterical he was like 20 shades darker than his wife. He looked RIDICULOUS. they are from Buffalo NY so it was funny to see his “tan”

        This couple is going to be set i

      • chismosa says:

        Lainey that was hysterical he was like 20 shades darker than his wife. He looked RIDICULOUS. they are from Buffalo NY so it was funny to see his “tan”

        This couple is going to be set up as real big baddies. I’m actually kind of excited in a way. They are awful but the casts lately have been terrible.
        I like Alabama. That mullet is something!

  5. Good Morning! Hope those of you who are off today are enjoying your long weekend.

    Diva…..hoping your first day at the new job is spectacular! Sending Love & Light!

    Thanks NMD RamonaCoaster, HilDogAtl, MTH and BB for a great blog. Still have to finish reading but will catch up. This weekend has been “owned” by my DD as she has needed me for some things so I my time has not been my own. But it is all very good!

    I don’t know….has Atlanta HW’s lost some of its luster this season?

    Wishing everyone a marvelous day filled with everything you delight in!

    New post, “What Miracle Is This”, + all the goodies is up at my place. Enjoy!
    http://fromthedeskofmardrag.wordpress.com/

    • california35 says:

      same to you MarDrag.

      i appreciate having this extra day off this weekend, but also after watching Lincoln and getting reminded what he did, i am also thinking of our presidents 🙂

      • Glad you are enjoying the day off Cali! DD is off today too and she has had me running this weekend! Off to do more with her today. And thanks for the presidents reference. It is good to remember. Enjoy your day! HUGS! 😀

  6. trudie says:

    Diva, Good luck on your first day. I know you will do fabulously!

  7. pat says:

    Good a.m.!! Watched ATL last night. Porsha is a scatter-brain, to say the least, but why does she have to audition for her husband, and demonstrate for him that she can care for a child? I’d demonstrate something else if my hubs treated me like that.

    Saw a report this a.m. that Adrienne Maloof wants off of Housewives, but only because she knows she’s on the chopping block already, along with Taylor.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      I agree pat-Porsha’s hubs needs a demonstration!!! He treats her like an idiot but it doesn’t seem to bother her. She is kind of a dope but he is just mean. I think as she matures she is not going to be loving all the jabs he sends her way.

      • mrs peabody says:

        He’s an a$$ and as immature as she is at this point in her life she’s still to good for him. How old is she anyway? I imagine if she ever matures she’ll stop putting up with his controlling manner, at least I hope so.

      • $25,000 says:

        I agree. Porsha is going to get tired of being controlled really quickly. He is bad news. I hated it when she told him about her issues with Cynthia and the Bailey Boys and he said something to the effect of you get this straightened out. If you don’t get this straightened out and you bring this up to me again, you will have a problem with me.

        What a jerk!

    • BB says:

      I wonder if Bravo will let Adrienne leave gracefully or declare they fired her aka Jill and company. She’ll spin it the way she wants anyway because she’s already shown herself as a liar.

    • Powell says:

      pat don’t they all want off the show when they know they’re on the chopping block? A will say “I decided not to sign so I could be there more for my boys”. Once she started going lawyer crazy she should have done a u-turn & talked to Brandi instead. Especially after “friends shouldn’t sue friends” line she’s now famous for saying. Taylor I’m sure thought she had it made since she came back this season.

      • T-Rex says:

        Yep, and if you read the article the HoofMaloof has been requesting this for “months” word out there is she originally wanted all her filmed scenes cut, she knew she wasn’t going to the Reunion, etc. This is the same thing my friend said to me a few months ago! TheHoofMaloof knew she came off poorly this season and with the divorce and her Family wanting her off the show once they realized how badly she came across this season, they want her to leave RHBH. Now, I think the HoofMaloof originally wanted to stay on the show, she has this superduper ego and thought everyone liked her, but after the first few shows she realized how poorly she was being received and now wants to bolt. I will probably guess there will be some sort of “editing” as an excuse for her behaviour this season.

        • $25,000 says:

          Wow! I wonder how well Adrienne’s shoe line and book will do once she is off the show?

          Did we ever hear what her book is supposed to be about?

          • T-Rex says:

            Don’t know hold out for the book, from the rumor-mill her Brothers are furious over this whole thing, they like keeping their private life, PRIVATE. The comment about the show “ruining” her family is not about Paul, it’s about her mother and Brothers. I believe the “products” she will still promote but anything to do with her private life they want her to SHUT HER YAP

  8. LavaLady says:

    Love the Amazing Race recap. I absolutely love that show. Don’t have a clear favorite right now, but the twin doctors are very likeable. Also like the father and son team. Not a big fan of the newlyweds either, mel. Thanks for agreeing to do this season.

    • HuskerHuny says:

      I also have yet to pick a team on AR. I do know that I usually don’t cheer for the ‘cookie cutter’ couples – young, dating or married. They are usually so nasty to each other. I liked how the hockey brothers came from the bottom group and ended up finishing second. I have a feeling though that when a task comes up that requires thinking, aptitude and common sense, they might not do as well. We’ll see.

  9. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. I got chilly while watching House Hunters and fell asleep. TV was so good last night. I didn’t flip over to Shahs. It sounds like it was a mess.

    Diva I hope you are getting in the swing on your 1st day.

    Ice I hope your son is doing a bit better.

    Have a great Presidents Day.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      Shahs kind of gave me nightmares last night. I won’t be watching the second part. Who needs to watch people being impolite (rude? mean? wicked?) to each other!!!

  10. california35 says:

    good morning, happy day off 🙂

    i just watched Revenge – 😮 i dont want to spoil it, but wow! and 😦

  11. california35 says:

    Diva got a job!?!!! yay!!! have a great first day and continue having great days 🙂 Congratulation!!! 🙂

  12. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Amazing Race is off to a good start!! I just cant believe how much crying went on during the sand castle thing-what do these people expect to be doing? I dont get!! Not being able to swim should be an automatic NO during application process. How can you go on this show and not want to get wet?? It seems like there maybe some quitters on this time. If you give up on the first leg what is going to happen when things get really hard???
    Great re-cap Jeff….off to read about ATL by Ramonacoaster….

    • melthehound says:

      I think that was a bit of an initiation into the race for the players. It has a little of (almost) everything. If they can’t make it through that, they don’t belong there (just like me, sitting here on the outside, writing about it) 😉

  13. I’ve been reading up on Downton Abbey. Here’s a good interview on why they handled things the way they did this season:
    http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/02/17/downton-abbey-matthew-death/?hpt=hp_t2

    It’s hard to believe they’ve moved forward 10 years in the three seasons. Poor Edith. I sure hope they find her a love interest that isn’t too old or too married.

    PS – MTH mentioned there was a Christmas episode this season as well. That was the episode that aired yesterday – it aired in the UK on THEIR Christmas – ruining Christmas for many people – hence the name. Unlike the Christmas episode from S2 that was centered on Christmas at Downton.

  14. Powell says:

    Ha. Lilly was funny when she said every time MJ talks she looks down & that means she’s about to lie. MJ starts to talk, looks down, Lilly says lie. Looks down, lie. Looks down, lie. That was funny. 🙂

    • nyc mama says:

      I found nothing funny about that at all. IMO it was mean, rude and immature. She is trying to make herself relevent for next year after being insipid all season long. I found this reunion disturbing on many levels.

      Reza is an ass and he would be the last person I would buy a house from. He has shown his lack of character in his personal life and I find it hard to believe he is any different professionally.

      The only thing I found somewhat humorous was Asa talking about how fake GG was with Lily sitting right next to her.

      What a mess.

      • iceNfire says:

        I thought it was funny when Lilly said she wouldn’t change her voice even if she could cuz that just how she is. huh? There is nothing about her that hasn’t been ‘changed.
        I don’t agree that looking down means you are lying when asked a question. I look out into space cuz that’s where I ‘see’ the answer

        • L.A. Chica says:

          I agree, I often look down or away because it helps me to focus my thoughts and translate them into verbal language. Sounds weird, but to me it often feels like trying to fit a bunch of thoughts through a funnel and then having to organize the words that come out of the skinny end in a sequence that will make sense to the listener. I know. My brain is weird.

      • mrs peabody says:

        I agree with you nyc I didn’t find it funny either, it was irrating and immature. Yes Reza is an ass and no one I would ever want as a friend. With friends with him who needs enemies. Friends don’t do that to friends on tv, he should have talked to MJ privately about what he sees as her drinking/pill problems. She did appear to me to be medicated at times during the season but who knows what the reason was. If she were my friend I would have handled it privately with her not announcing it on the reunion show. The only one that seems to be a bit normal at this point is Mike. Lilly is as fake as can be, I wasn’t impressed with her last night at all. I don’t care how much money her business produces or how many cars she either owns or leases. As I’ve said before GG is crazy but I kind of like her. I DO NOT at all like Asa, she needs to get over herself. In my book she isn’t much of a Persian POp princess, she’s rude and too full of herself.

        • Sasha says:

          Mrs. Peabody, you just said everything that I was about to say about Shahs. Asa is much too full of herself. She is loving every minute of the GG fight drama.

          I hope someone got word to her to never-ever wear a yellow striped bodysuit again. Not a good look at all.

          I like Mike and his pretty white teeth.

          I don’t see Reza as being anyone’s true friend.

        • nyc mama says:

          Who brings their financials to a reunion show? Tey proved nothing. How ridiculous and I wonder what the numbers are after expenses. I was less than impressed and with numbers like that I don’t see how she can claim to be able to sustain a lifestyle she portrays on the show. Nothing about her makes sense. How foolish to keep claiming she is a self-made woman who takes care of herself yet she is still using Ali’s credit cards, cars, etc. She is far from a self-sufficient anything. Everything about her is fake including her feigned innocence and claims.

          Funny how Reza is usually the first to blog but this week not. I think he is surprised at the backlash he is receiving, never expecting people to take MJ’s side. I don’t think his ego was prepared for this.

          • Kansas Girl says:

            Andy was sure eager to read those documents! When she handed them over, he lost track of the conversation for a moment.

            What’s the deal with them waiving their hands around, pointing? They all seem to do it, like it gives their opinion some weight. I just find it annoying.

            Allegedly.

          • iceNfire says:

            She feels entitled to the credit cards cuz she gave him her virginity…….. whorish

            • LaineyLainey says:

              Exactly what DD and I shouted at the tv when Lilly said that…so, you’re admitting that you are a prostitute. Prostitutes do that!!!! They sell their virginity, too!!!

      • Beckygrey says:

        Exactly what I said. While she called herself “reading ” GG, she was talking more about Lilly than GG. lol.

  15. Powell says:

    So GG is going to anger management?? Her dad needs to ask for a refund cause it ain’t workin.

    • iceNfire says:

      No it’s not working, her anger took over and she missed a golden opportunity when Asa screamed atleast 3 times that GG never worked a day in her life. I was so hoping GG would calm down long enough to mention her extension line that was filmed. Still if it came to GG vs Asa, I choose GG to return next season.

  16. Powell says:

    The whole season GG has shown her violent side because someone said something whether to her or not that she feels related back to the treatment she received from others during her school years. I’m sorry she was made fun of & discriminated against but it’s no excuse for her violent.

    Oh no. Part 2 Reza is going to yell at MJ that her mom is a hoe & a bitch. Wow!!

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Oh, I know, when you start insulting each other’s momma’s you are scraping the bottom of the barrel for discussion points. It’s the point of no return.

    • lizzle says:

      I totally agree! GG’s twitter feed is disgusting. She hasn’t changed one bit. The girl has the maturity of a 4 year old. She makes the housewives look like classy, peaceful, mature women. She posted a picture of her NoH8 campaign and I almost fell off my seat. She promotes hate on her twitter. I’ve never seen a more disgusting twitter feed and have never seen someone with such a lack of self awareness. When someone called her out, she said that we should not judge. LMFAO!

      • iceNfire says:

        Hi lizzle – Have you read shahs blogs? Asa continues for 4 pages in her attack on MJ while Mj doesn’t even mention Asa

        • jezzibel says:

          good for MJ. MJ is probably looking at Reza and thinking “who are you” Asa and Reza should have realized that their newfound fame is not going to last and that they should have planned accordingly. How many people are going to want to do business with Reza if that is how he treats his friends.

        • iceNfire says:

          oops 4 pages of attacking MJ & GG

      • lizzle says:

        I’m talking GG. There are enough people dissing Asa here that I don’t need to talk about her. For me… it’s kind of like the people who are surprised that Taylor is getting support this season, because she was hated last season. I’m surprised that GG is getting as much support. Her attacks are about Asa’s appearance or mocking her in some other immature way… that isn’t showing me that you have matured nor is it showing me your side of the argument. And why isn’t GG giving it to Reza? IMO… there is nobody as ignorant as GG on reality tv. To each, their own.

  17. BB says:

    It must have been really, really difficult for Jill to keep quiet about Bethenny’s divorce, but I knew she had to say something about it eventually. Lol.
    http://www.intouchweekly.com/stars/news/real-housewives-new-york-star-jill-zarin-talks-bethenny-frankel-divorce

  18. iceNfire says:

    Fayekr working on damage control, not really worth reading unless you have nothing else to do
    http://cg4pr.com/2013/02/18/meet-faye-resnick-from-the-real-housewives-of-beverly-hill/

    • mrs peabody says:

      wonder which one of her friends wrote that for her. Good thing she has Kyle as a friend so she has clients.

      • nyc mama says:

        It looks like it’s her pr company. Apparently she called in her spin doctors because it seems that no one else was willing to align themselves with her awful behavior, Kyle gave it a feeble attempt but her ego and need to be the queen bee of RHBH wouldn’t allow her to go all the way.

        Sad when only your paid PR company comes to your defense with a pathetic attempt at spin but that is what she is paying them for. She needs to use Camille’s pr company from last year and keep her mouth closed. Camille forgot to do the latter this year thinking she rehabilitated herself in season 2.

    • L.A. Chica says:

      Yikes, what a spin job that was! Completely glosses over the fact that the husband she married in Europe was a drug dealer. The whole story was a white wash of Faye’s history. As for her design work, I think her rooms are cold and austere and completely unappealing for living in. The possible exception is the salon at Caesar’s Palace, and that’s only because imo salons should be on the stark side – clean and sparse. People don’t live in salons.

      Nobody’s perfect and everyone makes mistakes in their life, especially when young. Faye could possibly be liked if she weren’t so deeply in denial about her past and if she were to behave with some humility instead of acting like she were royalty deigning to share air space with the official Real Housewives. She’s so phony, and her behavior is thoroughly detestable because of it.

  19. Sasha says:

    Good Afternoon!

    I am so mad at myself for missing The Amazing Race. I’ll have to get after my mother and sister for not reminding me. I will have to watch it on the computer. I need the first show to see who I may or may not like.

    Now for Atlanta……….

    Kenya was well behaved last night. I am giving her a pass because of the cancer scare. It looks like she wants a little sympathy now.

    Chef Roble looked cute last night.

    Does Boris not own a suit??? He could have even thrown on a decent shirt and tie. Cynthia makes sure she keeps the peace with Kenya. I think she wants her as the back up friend when Nene is not around. Since she in not close to the other ladies. It probably would have been Porsha if she were just a little smarter.

    Kordell and his Fred Flintstone head needs to go sit down somewhere. Far too controlling but I guess this is what happens when you marry your father. They didn’t even seem like husband and wife in that restaurant scene. I wonder what Porsha thinks as she watches their interactions on television.

    I am not the biggest fan of Kandi’s voice but I did like her gospel song.

    • mrs peabody says:

      Fred Flintstone head, heheeeeeeeeeeeeeee, that’s so funny and right on.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        That’s good Mrs. Peabody. He reminds me of a cartoon eagle that’s in my head from somewhere but I can’t seem to place it.

    • Powell says:

      Sasha I was so surprised at Boris. At first I was thinking they were rehearsing & he would change then I realized that’scwhat he was wearing.

      Kordell’s Fred Flintstone head. LOL. I like that & when you picture his head you can see it. 🙂

      I guess Kenya is now Cynthia’s pseudo NeNe. Its funny. No Val this season & now NeNe is staring work on her show so Cynthia needs someone to hang with.

      I don’t think they will get rid of anyone.

  20. princesspindy says:

    FINALLY you all watched Downton Abbey!!!! I sat there Christmas night crying and couldn’t say anything for all this time!!!! UGH!! I think they could have started the next season with Matthew’s head wrapped in bandages, in a coma, and then have him recover with a new actor playing him….. they do it in the soaps all the time, lol. SO SAD!! The funny thing was that I didn’t think he was dead until I went to another website the day after Christmas where they were discussing that the actor wasn’t coming back…. I still had hope that he was just “knocked out”…. 😦 But as soon as I saw him driving so fast down that road, I said, “rut roh, this can’t be good!”

    I can’t believe I miss TAR!! I will have to watch it online, what was I thinking last night, I know I checked the schedule and don’t remember seeing it….oh well.

    I hope everyone has a nice day, I am patiently waiting for UPS to come because I ordered a Serger, I have wanted one for decades, lol, and I finally ordered one…..learning something new, it has to be easier than learning a touchpad!!!! 🙂

    • Powell says:

      PrincessP when I saw Matthew’s eyes opened I just knew it. So sad. I couldn’t get over that Mary was that far along. When they where at their cousins & she wasn’t feeling well I thought it was something wrong & then at the train station I thought she was having a miscarriage. She didn’t look that far along but it was her costumes. I like you & MarDrag’s versions of how Julianne could have written the end for another actor to come on.

      Have fun w/your serger. I don’t sew like I used to & at one time wanted a serger. I just love when packages arrive. 🙂

      • princesspindy says:

        I didn’t want him to be dead….I was so shocked…I knew something bad was going to happen but like you I thought it was going to be Mary or the baby…It will be interesting to see how they write it. I read a long article from the producers of why they did it this way and I understand but so sad…. I love when packages arrive too!!

  21. Amber...Real Wife says:

    Hello All, great blogs as usual.

    RHOA continues to lose it’s luster when NeNe’s not around and drama is not afoot. Cynthia’s pageant was a disaster from the jump because it was thrown together so quickly and poorly planned. Although SexyGermanBorisK should’ve known to wear a suit or semi-formal dress clothes, he probably wasn’t told the dress code and thought it was casual due to the last minute invite. The devil is in the details and Satan must’ve been on holiday because EVERYTHING was disorganized! Why Cynthia insists on getting on the mic is beyond me as she’s proven time and again that she’s not a good M.C., presenter, quick witted or charismatic. Leave that stuff to the professionals as she’s just a pretty face and a gossiping RunTelDat.

    The SoS was disgusting. All season they’ve been ragging on MJ and this reunion is a pile on of epic proportions. The lengths that RatchetShieldFacedReza will got to discredit, humiliate and destroy his supposed ‘best friend of 20 years’ are revolting! RatFacedReza’s hateful, defamatory insults cloaked under the guise of a concerned friend are reprehensible. He seems to have gone the JillZarinAcadamey and majored in

    1. How to Recruit Castmates in your War
    2. Icing Out’ Castmates From Filming
    3. How to Slander/Defame Castmates Reputations
    4. How to Get Castmates Fired in the Real Word or Lose Business

    That the vapid bitch Lilly is included in the attack is a given, but that POSPopCornPriestessAssa would join in this bitchhunt, ruining MJ’s personal and professional reputation is despicable. For WackAssAssa, whose Mother worked tirelessly to support her whole family, to willingly join the MonstrousMustachioedMisogynistMenace in his campaign to destroy MJ’s reputation is disgraceful. That these accusations of drug use and outings of MJ’s past could lead to her getting terminated, lose business and shunned shows the supposedly kind, spiritual Asswholea as the malicious, foul bitch she really is. Wooosah! 😉

    • jezzibel says:

      All these chuckleheads are not thinking about the long term consequence of their actions that has filmed and played out for public consumption. I think Reza’s accusations and talking about MJ’s past may hurt her in the here and now, but she’ll come through the other side of it possible better and stronger, whereas the damage Reza is doing to his own reputation is going to be alot longer lastings. SoS is not going to last forever, the will have to go back to the real world and face the consequence of their actions professionally. GG is nuts and has no good excuse for her anger but atleast she’s stayed consistant from 1 season to the next. Mike is the only one that seems to be using this as a business opportunity to get his name out there(however if you pal around with someone like Reza, he’ll turn on you eventually). Lilly is a persian kardashian wannabe.

      • iceNfire says:

        Reza is usually the 1st to post his blog but oddly it’s not up yet. He must be shocked by all the negative reactions he is getting, he’s clueless. I don’t like harping on age all the time but he’s a middle age man for heavens sake! Time to get out of party mode.

        • jezzibel says:

          He must have thought as fan favorite he could be a total douche and viewers would think it was cute. Fame is a fickle thing, doubt there is anything he could do or say that would help him mend his relationship with MJ. I hope that the negative reaction forces him to take a good hard look at himself.

        • jezzibel says:

          Reza will turn on his biffle-of-the-moment Asa especially if it serves in his best interest. If he could be so vicious about attempting to destroy his bestie of 20 yrs, what do you think he’ll do to someone he’s known for a hot minute.

      • Powell says:

        Jezzibel MTH would say chuckleheads. 🙂

    • iceNfire says:

      Totally agree that RHOA has lost it’s luster, if I want to watch a pageant I’ll watch Toddlers and Tiaras.
      Also agree with everything you wrote about shahs and would add that Asa’s Mother worked tirelessly to support her whole family and probably paid for/helped with her education expense so it’s no wonder her mother wants her to put her education to use.

  22. Nancy says:

    Mindy McCready shot and killed her dog before she shot herself. Thank God she didn’t
    have her kids with her. So sad.

    • jezzibel says:

      Its cold but I thought the same thing. I think the kids are young enough that they will come through it easier. Poor dog, to be in that kind of pain and to kill your and your kids pet, I just can’t imagine.

    • T-Rex says:

      Nancy that’s exactly what me and Mr T-Rex said when we heard the news, had those kids been with her she probably would have killed them too, so sad. I guess there is now a question as to whether or nor she shot the boyfriend they reopened that investigation last week, so maybe that’s what put her over the edge. Although the constant use of drugs and alcohol are probably the culprit, may she rest in peace

    • iceNfire says:

      Which will be ammo for those pushing gun control. When is someone gonna push for mental health? Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t mental health fall after Ronald Reagan closed all/most mental hospitals?

      • Nancy says:

        It sure did iceNfire!

      • L.A. Chica says:

        I’m pushing for both.

        We definitely need to address mental health in a meaningful way, but imo we also need to do something about guns. I’m not for an all out ban, but there are some weapons that have no place in a civilized society, we need to do thoroughly background checks before allowing a sale to go through, and we need to close the gun show loophole.

        I also agree with those who say we need to enforce the laws already on the books, but what I think a lot of people don’t realize is that the NRA lobbyists have made sure that countering laws have been passed that make doing just that impossible.

    • AZGirl says:

      She struggled for many years with depression. It is so sad. I am glad the kids were not there. I am sure her family tried many times to get her help but even family intervention does not alway work.

    • Powell says:

      That’s just sad. She just couldn’t work through whatever was haunting her. Now the big question is who will get custody of her sons.

  23. AZGirl says:

    Good afternoon everyone! Beautiful day here in AZ. Lynn had a saying about 2nd season reality show disease. Can’t remember what it was but Reza definately has it. He went from being my favorite to crazy irritable person. Poor MJ. She got so slammed this season. Her mother did not help matters much. Whenever I see MJ cry I see real tears. Asa is just strange. Mike is cute.

  24. Afternoon all… wow..what a day..
    so sad after watching that slaying of friendships last night…I have sent the evil eye to reza and minnie mouse….they should both be complaining of raging headaches and the screaming chits on twitter within 24-36 hrs….. Poor MJ… who does that to friends !!!!! I hope bravo cancels the show..enough is enough……
    atlanta…. B O R I N G … OMG… another show that needs to be disconnected from life support…
    Revenge..was finally an episode worth watching….
    JOB… well…I am beat…going to go take a nap… as if I dont have enough bad luck… lol
    so..last night bout midnite I went to close the 6ft wide plantatation blinds I have here in the puter room… well…the damn thing fell out of the bracket..how?? dont know..comes crashing down on my thumb right hand..OMG… who knew a THROBBING THUMB would keep you awake all night !!! fell asleep at 5;15 a/m alarm at 6;30 I should have just stayed up…lol
    not a bad first day there… kinda boring but they claim they are sooooo busy… um.ok. I can’t wait ti get to the nite auditing part…the two chicks there sit around and tweet and text… geezzzzzzz I talked with some guests…cleaned the doors…hate finger prints… talked with the housekeepers …nice girls..,mostly spanish speaking but we winged it…. flirted with the pizza delivery MAN.. what a hunk…. went to cato to look at clothes after work…omg..what fugly clothes… nothing diva like at all… will go to my moms and get some clothes from her…
    work 3-11 tomorrow..have to learn all the shifts.. wed..in at 11 til ????
    thursday… SEVEN A/M … WOW… not a morning person at all..thats going to be a tough day till I get use to this routine…. we have yet to discuss pay….. that’s tonite…
    so , all in all not a bad day… and yep…I am the old lady there again..which is cool by me…. I’ll have more to talk about…hahahahahaa
    off to nap..yawn….

    hugs and peace
    diva

    • iceNfire says:

      Congrats on 1st day Diva. I thought all hotels ran the 6-2, 2-10, 10-6 shifts

      • thedesigndiva2 says:

        ice…it’s almost like hospital shifts…lol lol
        I don’t mind the 3- 11 shift… or even the 11 p/m to 7 a/m shift… you get to run the days totals and get things in order and keep busy..I want to keep busy…not one to stand around… at least the late night shift the lobby drs are locked at 11..and they have a night window… and the police hang out at the texaco about 1/2 mile away…so they are close if we need them..hahahahahahaha
        someone was smoking ganga in a hooka over the weekend..OMG… stink weed..the room smells to high heaven… they got charged cause it’s a non smoking room…. they left behind some stems the baggie and some rolling papers…. the lady said she didnt care..charge her credit card….lol

        • iceNfire says:

          iirc correctly you’re 3 hours ahead of me. I’m pretty much grounded along with Kid Rock so if you want to play words with friends when work is slow let me know 🙂

          • ice…thanks for the invite..however,, I am one of those people who doesnt goof off while being paid to work… bad habit of mine..lol I feel guilty…. I am sure I will find something to keep busy , even if it means I fold laundry…I just have to remember to pace myself and do things when OTHERS are not around..dont want them not liking me or stepping on their toes…I just have a hard time wrapping my head around people who text and tweet while they are suppose to be working and showing the new gal how to do things…. one of the reason I only stayed 4 1/2 hrs today..my trainer would rather be on her phone…. sucks… so new trainer tomorrow..3 p/m till whenever I want to leave….

    • Powell says:

      Sounds like you might have a good time although it was slow. Just the 1st day though. Congrats!! I almost forgot. Did Mr Ford miss you today?

      • powell..I just asked mr ford…hey hon..the gals want to know did you miss me today…he says sure did…I laughed and said…rrriiiiggghhhtttt…. hoagies for dinner tonite..I am tired… he wants to know if he gets soup with that..I asked him SOUP or soup.. now he has that confused look like…is there a difference..how soon they forget about SOUP…. hahahahaha….. told him I have a thumb ache..says that’s a new one for the excuse book for sure..lol

    • LaineyLainey says:

      wow…your first day…you did it!! Sorry about your thumb. Loved your comment about Reza and Minnie mouse having a raging headache and screaming chits. LOL!!

      • thedesigndiva2 says:

        lainey..I am hoping someone who follows them on twit ter lets me know if either one of them start to complain they arent feeling well… then I’ll will know the evil eye worked…hahahahahahaha….wicked laughter

  25. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Does anyone watch The Following? I just started today and Im hooked….what a scary, crazy show….I love it-and Im scared of it at the same time!!!

    • jill… The Following is my go to Monday tv viewing for sure….. it’s just an awesome series..fox really does know how to put them out…..
      Empress does a recap after wards on her site…. great recaps….

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Hey Diva…I was over at the farm today talking about Revenge and Empress mentioned The Following. Im watching on demand so I can get caught up for tonights episode.
        Congrats on the job-hope all goes well and your thumb doesnt keep you up tonight!!!

    • Powell says:

      Yes!! This week is the 3rd epi. Last week was nuts. I can’t remember names yet but I’m thinking that the computer genius FBI guy is a “follower”. The way he looks at Kevin Bs character just gives me that vibe.

      • iceNfire says:

        idk – computer genius seems to obvious, i called exwife/exlover suspect #1 after the 1st episode ( i reserved the right to retract the statement at anytime )

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          ice-Im suspicious of the ex-wife too…but the computer FBI guy seems legit-which probably means he is a follower!!!

        • Powell says:

          I know. We’ll change our minds all season. I thought the Female FBI agent from epi 1 but she was gone after that epi. I’m sure we’ll be introduced to more officials that will be a “follower”.

    • T-Rex says:

      Mr T-Rex and I are watching this one, we have watched from the beginning it was on our “Must Watch” list since we heard about it/

  26. Powell says:

    I’m watching BH. How many pics does Kim have? She’s been placing & hanging pics all season hasn’t she?

    • Beckygrey says:

      lol

    • princesspindy says:

      and last year she and the maid were dusting them, lol!!

      • Powell says:

        LOL. 🙂

        • princesspindy says:

          I just checked ups and it’s not coming until tomorrow, 😦 oh well, I waited this long…

          • Powell says:

            When I order something I check the tracking every day. I’m a nail polish addict & ordered something new & it was delayed because of the snow storm last week. I had to suck it up. I got it Saturday. 🙂

            • princesspindy says:

              i recently realized that I too am a nail polish addict, lol, I realized it when I consolidated all my bottles into one place and thought, “yikes” that’s a lot of nail polish, so I got rid of some… I am trying something new by Orly, it’s a bonder, supposedly make the nail polish last longer….they gave it to me at the beauty supply store for free, so we will see

  27. L.A. Chica says:

    Diva, congratulations on the new job! All best wishes to you that it’s something you’ll enjoy. 😀

  28. AZGirl says:

    I just viewed the previews of the White Party. Holy crap! Last season Adrienne ruined Lisa couch due to her spray tanning. Lisa had to have it recovered. Then at the tea party this season again with the spray tan and ruined another white chair. Lisa is one hell of a classy lady. She did not bring this up at last year’s reunion which easily she could have.
    What person does not know that spray tanning bleeds on furniture. Especially if you are sweating? That is why spray tanning is not a good idea here in AZ. You sweat it off and it bleeds on everything.
    Adrienne just confirmed once again that she is just inconsiderate and selfish. I personally would have sent her the bill.

    • Powell says:

      She probably does it that day to so that really doesn’t help. If she has to do it why can’t she do it 2-3 days before the party especially knowing Kyle has everything white. Hell I wouldn’t want to mess up ky clothes.

    • Catseye says:

      So true. What a slob. You’d think she’d find a gradual, self-tanner that wouldn’t rub off. There’s plenty of them out there.

      • iceNfire says:

        Hi Catseye – Those bleed too, I ruined a pair of sheets and the stain doesn’t come out with baby wipes like Adri claims. Hell bleach didn’t even work.

    • iceNfire says:

      AZGirl – Did you notice when Kyle and Kim were explaining to Marissa, Adri, and Fayekr that Taylor went away with some guy, Adri’s fake mask slipped for a second and she let out a laugh. She quickly caught herself and pulled her mask back on.

      • AZGirl says:

        Yep. Who would think that would be funny? Taylor better have her sh#t together after this episode is shown because CPS is going to watching very closely.

  29. Powell says:

    I wonder if Paul has apologized to Ken for what he said to Ken at the white party. He’s apologized to Brandi.

  30. iceNfire says:

    This happens too often to be coincidence, subliminal on Leann’s part maybe….

  31. AZGirl says:

    Maury was all over Paul and Adrienne at the White Party oozing with hospitality. Hey! have some tequila and listen to me speak Spanish. BFD. Geez this guy would give a (insert whatever naughty thought here) for a commission.

    • princesspindy says:

      He is the kind of guy that would bend over backwards for a commission or just bend over, allegedly.

      • Sus says:

        So, I read this comment and thought you were talking about Mel owning the word “chuckleheads”

        Sorry Mel 🙂

  32. iceNfire says:

    LoL – for the of you not familiar it’s in the middle of nowhere ( no offense to those that live there )

    https://twitter.com/LeAnnCrimes/status/303652741341929473

  33. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    20 grand on a non lawsuit? I don’t get it. Brandi said so many times “she is suing me”….but where is the law suit? What cost 20 grand? These women talk in circles- IDK what the hell is going on….I shouldn’t watch the same episode twice!!!

    • Powell says:

      All I get is A wants,Brandi to sign a letter saying she won’t discuss them. So I guess the going back & forth w/lawyers is what she had to pay hers. $20k

  34. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    By why the frig is Lisa on the phone in the bathroom? Is there no other phone in the house? Its not like she was on the throne but still-why go into the bathroom to take the call? No cordless phones at Villa Rosa?

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