Brandi Glanville’s Fashion Blunder / Teresa – With my Brother Joey – Love Him / The Amazing Race Recap

Brandi Glanville’s Fashion Blunder and Other Gossip by NoMoreDrama

Brandi Glanville took a bit of a risk with her Oscar Red Carpet dress.  Instead of going to a designer, she decided to promote wear something she designed with the designer she uses for her clothing line BrandiB.  Unfortunately it didn’t really fit her and was – from some angles – downright unflattering and cheap looking.  When asked if it was too small on top, she tweeted this:  “it was but I didn’t get to do my final fitting! Sooooo gotta role with it!”  Considering she was part of a segment that was dishing on Oscar fashions – that’s pretty inexcusable, and I suppose will be chalked up to another Brandi blunder.

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from tVspoilergirl (twitter)

Another shot of Brandi Glanville's dress

Another shot of Brandi Glanville’s dress

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Brandi got ripped by Style Watch before the Oscars were even over.  They had this to say after giving her the Most Bewildering award:

From the neck down, Glanville seems to have gotten confused about which awards show she was attending, showcasing her Golden Globes to maximum effect in a dress she reportedly designed herself.

The plunging sweetheart neckline, high-slit ruffled train and dishwater hue were all bold choices for someone who may have otherwise walked the red carpet completely unnoticed.”


Meanwhile Taylor Armstrong was skiing this weekend, and tweeted that they: “Skied our a–es off today! Total blast, my legs are jello! Kennedy is getting so good. I think she will be out skiing me soon!”  After that things went downhill for Taylor on twitter, and she must have been getting some nasty tweets because she tweeted this: “If you are n asshole loser and want to tweet something mean to me… U mean nothing to me and I will block ur boring ass!” and then “I have had it! someone threatened to kill my six yr old daughter on twitter! Fuck w me and I will fight back #imnotkidding”  (Didn’t this happen to her last year as well?)  After Taylor responded to a few tweets – she tweeted these two (that I can only assume were direct messages to Taylor from Lisa Vanderpump).

“Direct from @LisaVanderpump: Ummm not that honest…easy now rhofbhok xx”

“Direct from @LisaVanderpump: Always there to watch over you my personal angel I love you”


Teresa – With my Brother Joey – Love Him

Well it’s official – Season Five of Real Housewives of New Jersey will have Teresa and her brother Joey finally making up.  Not only that, but Joey and Teresa’s husband Joe will also get along – even if it is only for a fleeting moment.  As the season wraps up filming most of the cast supported Teresa at the NephCure charity event.  Richie Wakile tweeted this photo the night of event  – a photo that had Joe and Joey arm in arm.  Awww.  Gia tweeted photos hugging her cousins.

Chris Laurita, Joe Giudice, Joey Gorga and Richie Wakile (Richie's twitter feed)

Chris Laurita, Joe Giudice, Joey Gorga and Richie Wakile (Richie’s twitter feed)

A few days earlier was the Milania Hair Care Launch.  We already saw photos of Melissa and Jennifer Dalton at the event,  and now Teresa tweeted a photo with Joey.  “With my brother Joey – Love him, as the tagline.”  Then she tweeted an childhood photo of them (that was from her cookbook).  Perhaps this is to dampen rumors that there is still a lot of fighting going on between all the ladies, including plots by supporting cast members (such a Penny the hairdresser and Kim D) to “take down” Melissa and expose her past.  I’d like to ignore all that and believe in a happy ending.

With my Brother Joey - Love Him (Teresa's twitter)

With my Brother Joey – Love Him (Teresa’s twitter)

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Jacqueline Laurita was at the NephCure event – a Zumba class – with the rest of her castmates (except Caroline).  I don’t know if that set off some body issues for her, but yesterday she tweeted this string of tweets.

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Caroline Manzo is still in Miami and for the first time in a long time I’ve seen a photo of Caroline with a HUGE smile on her face.  Perhaps that’s what happens when she doesn’t have to film with the rest of the crew.

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Meanwhile Richie Wakile embarrassed his wife Kathy Wakile (and himself) on twitter last night with his running commentary (read from the bottom up).  The last tweet was about Anne Hathaway’s dress, that had darts in the top that made it look – well you can read what Richie wrote.  Ann’s dress made Perez Hilton’s Worst Dressed list.

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And one more photo – just to prove that a bravocelebrity can glam it up at the Oscars.  Here’s Tabatha Coffey.

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The Amazing Race – Feb 24, 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?

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 Welcome back race fans. No, Not the Daytona 500, The Amazing Race 😉 . Last week, to recap a bit, 3 teams took a 4 hour penalty after what looked like hours of digging in the hot sand trying to perfect rebuilding sand castles. Those were the country singers (blondes), Newlyweds (gag), and the firefighters. The firefighters were eliminated.  And then there were 10 teams (I was really hoping the fake tan newlyweds would be the ones going home.. All that guy is good at is running his mouth as we will see). Also, there was an alliance formed of 5 teams. The agreement was that whoever won the 2 express passes, give the second pass to whoever from that alliance crosses the finish line second (Alliances on this program always work well)..

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We open this week still in Bora Bora at 2:36am when the Surfers get their clue telling them where to go next. They are to travel by water taxi to Mota Toopua Nui where they will seek out the wedding chapel and get a blessing from the island priest. Water taxis do not begin boarding until 7:30am. TH Surfers are talking about the alliance and that the first rule, is it doesn’t exist. If they find out that one of the other (non allied) teams learns of the alliance, then it doesn’t exist at all. It’s done. Morning comes and the teams (except Newlyweds and Country) are there waiting to get on the water taxis. Utah (the second of the alliance to finish leg 1), are congratulating the Surfers. Obviously expecting them to cough up that second express pass. Well, turns out, Surfers want these people to kiss their asses for a little while and they Do have until the end of the 4th leg to give it up. So, they tell Utah that it isn’t the right time yet. Utah Conner in TH calls BS on the idea that if one of the others finds out about the alliance, then the deal is off. Bottom line at this point, Surfers still hold both express passes. The alliance has all gathered and the others, notice that there is some obvious sucking up going on for that pass. I’m sure this will come in to play again but for now, all the present teams, sans Country and Newlyweds, board the boats and they are off. They don’t know yet, apparently, that the firefighters are gone from the race.

On the way to the next location we hear from each about how they feel they stand. Some of them are delusional, I think, and others seem to be in it for the fun of doing the race. That’s my read on them anyway. As the arrive they disembark and begin running to the chapel. I’ll note that Wynona isn’t very good at running. I won’t laugh at her, neither am I. The other teams are all younger and in better shape she says.

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As they reach the priest he gives the blessing and they get their next clue. This one is a detour. Pick a Pearl or Take a Trunk. Both of these are done under water (where else?). Pick a pearl, teams are to dive down to where several strings of (I assume oysters) are hanging from a line and retrieve and open them to find 2 red pearls. Once they do that, they can get their next clue. Take a trunk is, they have to locate a pile of trunks, and then use it’s contents to set up a picnic table for two complete with place settings. When they’ve done that, a waiter will hand them their next clue. Most teams choose pick a pearl probably because it sounds the simplest. Wynona is still struggling to get up that hill to the chapel (I really do feel her pain, I would be taking rest stops every ten steps). Derby moms decide to take a trunk. For both detours, the teams are to pick up their swimming gear before going back to the water taxis. Most do just that. Most, except Utah as they take a shortcut back to the beach bypassing the swim gear (watch out for those shortcuts fellas, they never work out well – I also think the clue told them to pick up the gear on the way back down the path).

Currently, Utah is in first place because they were first to leave for the location (sans their gear). They get there and they ask Surfers where they got the snorkel gear.. The answer comes back, ‘Back there’.. So now Utah has to go back and get it.. Told ya shortcuts don’t always work out.. Now most of the teams doing the pearls, read the directions and all pulled up full stings of oysters. Eventually the teams figure out it will work best if one is on the boat opening them while the other dives for them. Each team has a separate line with several strings tied to them. Wynona stays on the boat but Chuck is attempting to open them in the water leaving her, to do nothing. She jumps in to help him with the task. They complete the task in the water and then climb back on to their taxi. Well, Chuck does, she has to be pulled out of the water. I know the feeling, I’m not busting her chops about it. I’ve been pulled back on to a few boats in my day too.. Doctors, did not read or did not understand the instructions. The one doing the diving, with a snorkel, was first, having trouble with the snorkel and had to call for first aid (these two do Not belong in the water) and he is only bringing one oyster at a time back up to his brother rather than a full line of them. They are already discussing taking a penalty without really even trying. In the end, they decide to switch tasks and do the trunk one (I’ll get to that in a minute). Youtube is doing a pretty good job and in fact, I think they got out of there first. As Utah is coming back to the pearl location, we see the other two teams, Country and Newlyweds, getting ready to leave Bora Bora on the water taxis. They figure out that they are only about 90 minutes behind rather than 4 hours due to the 7:30 original departure time. We’ll leave them there for a moment.

The Take a trunk task is being handled by Derby moms (and the late teams do this one too). Rather than snorkels though they are actually in diving helmets where they are able to breathe regularly in the pressurized helmet. They are also wearing shoes presumably so they don’t cut their feet with anything on the bottom. They’re just having a good ole time with it. I like these ladies.. Whether they win or not, I think they’ll be fun to watch. Eventually, Doctors decide to do this one too (and will be in dead last place for the rest of the leg). Bringing up one oyster at a time was really a stupid move on the part of two highly educated men. A little later, after all the others have left (explain that in a sec), the other two teams arrive and take on the trunk task. At some point they had agreed to ‘work together’ I guess if at all possible. Neither team has any such real intention (they have to see the priest still and all that). On the way to the detour site we see each team kind of trash talking that agreement with Newlywed Max beating his chest the most about beating the girls on the other team. Whatever… (hold that thought for now).

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As the teams complete their tasks, they are to swim over to a personal watercraft (waverunner) and proceed to Motu Tapu for their next clue. It is a roadblock.. “Who is a well balanced individual”.. I’ll get to who does these roadblocks when I know them a little better. The object is for one team member to walk on stilts across a playing field that appears to be about 100 feet or more long, kicking a coconut along the way. If they fall off the stilts, they have to go back to the start but the coconut can remain where it lies. Once they cross the finish line, they get to go to the Pit stop. Last team to arrive, May be eliminated.. The teams arrive from the detour in the order they finished the tasks. Youtube, Surfers, Utah, Hockey, and Alabama. Twin docs are still in the water trying to survive the oyster task, Besties, went the wrong way on the waverunner (and they gave us a soliloquy about how because they are ‘asian’ they are held to a higher educational standard and perform better than others in matters of the brain … in so many words) because they can’t read a map and notice that the land is on one side, and the ocean is on the other side. Plus, 5 or 6 teams left before them and they didn’t appear to pay attention to which way they were going. Whatever… Just sayin.. Maybe it was a little more difficult than I’m seeing. The order the first 4 teams arrived at the roadblock is the exact reverse order that they finished. Derby moms are also there at the roadblock. Chuck finished the roadblock before Youtube (who was first there) but still took 5th place because Wynona can’t manage more than a trotting jog in a foot race. I’ll say this for her though, she does her best and keeps on trying. Utah dad (Dave) ruptured (or he thinks he did) his Achilles on the way to the pit stop. Hockey brothers won the day and a trip to London. Surfers took third.

Back at the detour, Country and Newlyweds are doing the trunk task. This isn’t a very difficult task and they both get through it, Newlyweds leave first followed closely by the country singers. About this time, Twin docs say screw these pearls, do the other task. They know they are now dead last and knew earlier (I think) that short of a free pass leg miracle, would not see another day on the race. The other 4 take off on the waverunners, Newlyweds are concerned about beating Country, Country singers are just having a good time, going balls to the wall on the waverunner. Note, that Newlyweds got out of there first even though they started the task second and they felt the need to tell us that. You see, they have this locked that they are going to beat the country singers. Just hold on to that for a second.

Meanwhile… Besties have finally arrived at the roadblock. I don’t know which one (the name of the short one) did the task but I seemed to hear her say she would be an expert at it because, are you ready for this? She’s good at walking in high heels. I could swear I heard those words come out of her mouth. Derby moms take 6th place. I think it was Mona who did the roadblock.. she struggled a bit but still kind of motored through it. Besties Pam is struggling, a lot. She can’t stay on the stilts and has also blistered the side of her foot. Newlyweds and Country show up (Caroline was a gymnast so she’s good at balancing acts), Max spouts off something about beating these two  ladies to the finish line. I don’t know what, by now, I’m over this douchebag. Besides, he sucks at walking on stilts and kicking a coconut with them. I guess I would too so there you are. Country finishes first of the three teams currently there (Docs are setting table places under the ocean).. Newlyweds finally finish the roadblock to take 8th looking at the assets of the people they swore they could beat (heheheheeeeeee).. Besties finally finish for 9th place. Since they spent half the day wandering the South Pacific, they weren’t sure if they were dead last or not. Which is better? To outperform someone or to suck less than them? There’s a difference in my mind and it’s better to outperform. I think they squeaked into 9th place by the hairs on their chins.

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That leaves 10th place. We see the twin docs finishing up the table setting detour and arriving at the next island. They already know they are done but do the task anyway. Mom struggled and didn’t quit so they have no right to do so either. It’s about setting examples for their kids. Finish what you start. Been fun seeing you guys on the race but this just wasn’t for you. The two things you hate or fear the most (water and hot sand) took you out of the game. Oh, Yes, This is an elimination round. 2 down, 8 to go before the winner crosses the finish line.

That’s all folks. Watch it commercial free here if you like, contact me if you have trouble with the link. Or watch it at CBS.COM or On Demand if you have it.

Peace, MTH aka WTFIJeff

PS.. Am I the only one tired of hearing about how Alabama Chuck works at Walmart and runs around all day dealing with this that or the other thing? Are they paying him for the name dropping on every episode? I mean, does he get a C-Note for each time Walmart gets a mention on the show? I’m not watching this on TV so I don’t see any of the commercials but are they sponsoring the show? I know Travelocity does, they provide the trips for the leg winners when there is a trip to be given away.


Monday Night Lineup, February 25th 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 (Fam); Fast N’ Loud (Disc); Continuum (SyFy); E! News/Fashion Police (E!); Finding Bigfoot (Anpl)

9PM – Vanderpump Rules (Bravo); 2 Broke Girls/Mike and Molly (CBS); 90210 (CW); The Following (Fox); Market Warriors (PBS); Bunheads (Fam); Love It or List It (HGTV); Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (TLC); Fast N’ Loud (Disc); Being Human (SyFy); American Pickers (Hist); Bizarre Foods America (Trvl); Dallas (TNT); Black Ink Crew (VH1); Alaska State Troopers (NatGeo); Top Gear (BBC); Built for the Kill (NatGeoWild); Kitchen Crashers (DIY); RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo); The Food Hospital (Cook); Jerseylicious (Style)

10PM – Deception (NBC); Castle (ABC); Independent Lens (PBS); Teen Mom 2 (MTV); Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (TLC); The Devils Ride (Disc); Burning Love/After Lately (E!); Lizard Lick Towing/Swamp Hunters (truTV); Pawn Stars (Hist); Monday Mornings (TNT); La La’s Full Court Life (VH1); Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Food); Inside Combat Rescue (NatGeo); How the Universe Works (Sci); Model Killers (Bio); Bang Goes the Theory (BBC); Bath Crashers (DIY); That Sex Show (10:30 Logo)

11PM – WWHL: Wendi McLendon-Covey & Anderson Cooper (Bravo)


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259 Responses to Brandi Glanville’s Fashion Blunder / Teresa – With my Brother Joey – Love Him / The Amazing Race Recap

  1. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. I hope everyone has taken their vitamins because this feels like a long week. Ugh. 😦 If you’re feeling fantastic this Monday morn please send me some of those energy waves.

  2. Iowagirl says:

    Brandi’s dress could have been a 10 if it fit her. She should have had a back up dress.

    • Boobah says:

      I agree with you. The dress would have been perfect had she made it to her fitting and had it altered correctly. But she looked very beautiful otherwise.

      • She did look beautiful despite the bust faux pas….BUT……everyone is sure talking about her this morning! 😀

      • iceNfire says:

        When I look at those pictures of Brandi in her dress I get the feeling she is sending a message. To Eddie she is saying “Look at what you will never have again” and to Leann she is saying “Look at what you will never be”….I watched that Piers show with Leann. did she get replaced during the show or walk away??? Technology sure did get me yesterday. If it hadn’t been for that link streaming Brandi live I wouldn’t have spent 1 second on Oscar. But it was fun chatting live with you good people for a change 🙂

        • HuskerHuny says:

          Brandi totally needed a Plan B dress. Maybe she did it for the buzz that it is creating. Could have really been a great dress.

        • Powell says:

          Joan Rivers knows all about the Eddie/LeAnn/Brandi saga and she will probably say just what you have. FP should be interesting.

          • Boobah says:

            That’s making me look forward to FP even more! Thanks for that tidbit of info! I think tonights FP is 90 minutes. I feel like that’s a little too long…but I’ll watch anyway.

    • Powell says:

      Yes a backup would have been good. I bet it would have been better than what she had on. Her stylist shouldn’t have let her go put like that. I like the dress. Just not the fit up top. We all know she has boobs. No need to put the on “Display, Display”. I couldn’t resist.

      • Amber...Real Wife says:

        ITA If that bust/bodice had been 1 – 1.5 inches higher she would’ve had a beautiful dress. Everything else was pristine. Hair, Make-up, Shoes and Jewelry. Too bad that she couldn’t pull from the bottom up.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      I agree that she should have had a back-up dress. I feel sorry for her for making so many “Worst Dressed Lists,” and I’m sure she is going to get reamed on “Fashion Police.” Brandi’s pretty tough, though. I’m sure she’ll just let it roll off her back. She’s not the first, and she won’t be the last to make the “Worst Dressed List.”

  3. vilzvet says:

    Brandi’s dress would have been fantastic if the top was a better fit. I loved the bottom and of course she has such a fantastic figure. Hate potential nipple slip. on celebs, you spend so much time watching and waiting for it to happen, lol. What was with the long hair on men trend last night? Every other guy had the longest locks. I’m quite familiar with Seth McFarlane; Family Guy is must viewing in my house, hate to say it. He is a very rich man; his last contract was supposedly 100 million bucks! The guest voices on that show are the best in the business. Can’t wait to see “Argo” and “Zero Dark” and “Lincoln”.

    • pat says:

      Loved Seth last night! What a multi-talented guy. Had my fam LOL’ing quite a few times.

      Haven’t seen Zero Dark yet, but saw Argo and Lincoln. Both were excellent. Argo is very suspensful, and you really feel you’re back in the 70’s while watching it.

      • Powell says:

        Seth was funny. I thought Captain Kirk was funny. I loved that those film students handed out the Oscars. I know they had a blast.

        • Boobah says:

          Seth surprised me. I was a little skeptical when I first heard he was hosting. But he was alright. Much better than some hosts of the recent past. I sure do miss Billy Crystal – he was fantastic. I bet he will host again.
          I missed the film student introduction – so thanks for mentioning that Powell. They must have had the best time – good for them!

    • Donna says:

      If she had tugged it upwards, the dress would have looked better.

      • iceNfire says:

        I did see her tug one time…I hate to see ladies tugging

        • not THAT Jill says:

          Ice-the tugging drives me crazy-Kerry Washington was tugging all night.Reese Witherspoon I noticed was not doing the tugging thing at all-it made me like her dress b/c she seemed so comfortable

          • iceNfire says:

            And surely the tugging started before they left the dressing room so they should’ve had a back up dress. I’m sure they all, including Brandi, had back up dresses

        • Powell says:

          I do too. That means it’s the wrong dress, wrong fit.

          • vilzvet says:

            Another tugger was Miranda Lambert at the Grammys, she had the worst dress on for her fuller figure, looked like a sausage.

    • shamrockblonde says:

      saw Zero Dark Thirty – LOVED it – really good movie Jessica Chastain was robbed last night – she was excellent –

  4. jezzibel says:

    The color of Brandi’s suited her, she is probably one of the very few who can wear that color and not look washed out by it.I think the top could have been saved if there was a matching mesh/lace bit in between her boobies(additional structural support).

  5. Contessa says:

    Good Morning All,

    I have been missing because I moved and it has been a bit overwhelming to say the least. On top of that I have a torn meniscus, which I think is a fancy way of saying I have torn cartilege in my knee and need a cane to get around. It has been a challenge to walk most of the time, and I will be having surgery soon (very easy surgery).

    I am a Brandi supporter big time, but was very disappointed in her dress last night. Way over the top. She has such a beautiful figure and could have been dressed by any top designer and could have carried any color. The top made me nervous just looking at it. However her makeup and hair was gorgeous, that girl just doesn’t need any kind of redo – reminded me of some of the great Lauren Bacall shots from the 40’s.

    • Contessa says:

      Brandi’s dress was pretty in a way, and would have been much better if the top was longer/higher. It appeared to be made for a much shorter waisted woman. I give her kudos because she was wearing her own design from her the line that she sells, and when she could have worn a dress by any designer for free, like most celebrities do at a function as large as the Oscars.

    • iceNfire says:

      Sorry to hear about your knee injury and wishing you a speedy recovery….atleast the moving is done.

    • HuskerHuny says:

      I had my left meniscus removed about 12 years ago. My left knee was hyper-extending, but it now works fine, but I have to say that there still is pain now and again. But I can live with that.

    • Pghemtchick says:

      Good luck w/ the surgery! I had my meniscus torn in a soft ball injury when I was in high school. They did an arthroscopic surgery and were able to scrape/shave the ripped part. I was back walking without crutches in a week. Knock on wood haven’t had an issue with it since. I’ll be praying you have a similar outcome! Good luck ❤

      • Contessa says:

        I am so happy to hear from all of you about the surgeries. Husker, what is hyper extending? My knee is pretty painful, but not all the time, but it also just gives out and there is the fear of falling. Pghem…I was told no crutches, that the surgery is easy and I could weight bare the same day??? Sounds kind of weird. I don’t care about intermittent pain, but the constant immobility is driving me up the wall and I am so embarassed to be walking with a cane – yuck. I know it could be worse and I do thank my lucky stars that this is simple in comparison to what may of you go through on our blog.

        • iceNfire says:

          Well since you are using a cane put your hair in a bun and throw on a little old lady dress and little old lady shoes ( i’ve been saving mine since the ’80’s) Then you can play the role of a little old lady and do and say as you please…nobody ever calls out little old ladies, I’ve been planning for my turns for years 😛

        • Hey Contessa….just for more info sake….my DD had the same arthroscopic surgery Pghem is talking about and it was a simple and quick procedure. Being her mom, I was nervous before, but she came out about 2 hours later and she said it was a breeze. She had a job at the time that she had to do a lot of standing/walking so they kept her off of it for a few weeks, but she was up and walking on it in a couple days. Sometimes now, when the weather gets cold it creaks a little, but that is also part of getting older I tell her. LOL! Good luck with it and hope you feel better very soon! Hugs!

        • Catseye says:

          I really hope your surgery is as painless as been described. My dr. told me the same thing but it was probably the MOST painful I’ve ever had, and I’ve had quite a few, neck, back, left arm, another knee surgery. Maybe it was because I had another knee surgery previously about 20yrs befor, that made the last one so painful. Stationary bicycyling is really good for strengthening afterward though, my dr was right about that.

        • HuskerHuny says:

          It’s probably not the right term – hyperextending – and it’s hard for me to describe, but here goes. When walking, you go left, right, left, right, left . . . Sometimes when I would put my left leg out, it would just keep going beyond the point of where your knee would allow your right leg to come forward. The knee wasn’t stable enough to hold the left leg until the right leg came forward, pushing the left leg back. It gave me the feeling that I would fall over if I couldn’t catch myself.

          Went to the doctor with this, he had me take an MRI and found that my meniscus was totally torn and balled up behind my left knee cap, thereby not allowing my knee cap to come back to it’s normal place. All it took was a simple scope, three days off my leg and really pretty painless. Good luck with whatever you choose to do!

        • Pghemtchick says:

          It’s prolly come a long way. Mine was back in ’98. I know day one, I bent my knee post op getting in the car to go home. Was painful, but was able on day two to put weight on it with the crutches with little pain. Definitely no where near the preop pain.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      Hi Mama Contessa, (*Waving*)

      So sorry to hear about your suffering. I agree with your opinions about Brandi’s dress. She’s still got a model-like figure. I’m sure she would have looked great in another designer’s gown.

    • thedesigndiva2 says:

      contessa…. I know your pain…mr ford has shredded his acl mcl and meniscus in his left knee… good thing one of his buddies gave him a walking stick for his 50th bee day as a gag gift and I kept it..he’s been using it alot lately… but at least he still does lol…we find out wed what they plan on doing next..prob surgery…. good thing he lost all that weight…makes walking or hobbling a lot easier for him… weird how he eats all the time it seems and does not gain any weight…holds steady at 188 #,, normal all these years was 205 #…I think he’s too thin but dr says no…hmmm maybe it’s all the meds he’s taking.. he just wants the pain to go away and stay away…

  6. Cathy Connor says:

    Morning, Got a great nites sleep last night watching the Oscars was like a sleeping pill , was a big snooze fest IMO Brandis dress while pretty, needed a tailor badly. Have you ever watched some of these wedding shows where the bride keeps pulling up her strapless gown all night dont you think Brandi would have felt like that ? I kept feeling overwhelming urge to yank it up for her would have looked 100 times better.
    Think Jennifer Hudsons performance was top notch was proud of a Chicago girl ! (looked like Catherine Zeta Jones was lip syncing ) But she looked fabulous on the red carpet.
    Sorry I missed the Survivor chat last week will be here this week for it.

    Want to touch on a bit of a twitter war from last week while I am so grateful to those who have had and will always have Lynns back It was tough to keep reading the nasty comments even 6 monthes after I (we) lost her. I can assure you all Kristen Johnston did not nor would not do or say anything to hurt Lynn or us(her family) People should try to be kinder on twitter thats why I Love this Blog so much . No mean girls club going on here I Thank you all so much for that !

    Love and (((HUGS)))) Sincerly Cathy

    • *Waving*! Morning Cathy! LOL @ Oscars sleeping pill. There were some good moments but as with these huge shows, lots of huh? moments too.

      I am not a tweeter, but sorry to hear about the Twitter war. I do love how everyone here on this blog rises above it and it doesn’t touch us here. Such a testament to how lovely people can be….and a legacy to Lynn.

      Have a great Monday! Hugs!

      • Contessa says:

        I missed the twitter war – what happened?

        • Cathy Connor says:

          I missed a lot of it as well but from what I gather . Had somethin to do with some comment Kristen made over a year ago taken the wrong way. I guess Lynn got dragged into it also because another blogger (Ilana) befriended our Kristen and people were upset about it . Poor Kristen had no idea the history since my sister had never told her. So people were saying that Lynn had supported Kristen and now she is wrong to be friends with that other blogger was a misunderstanding but got messy

  7. pat says:

    Really too bad that Brandi didn’t find a way to make her final fitting, especially since she was there to comment on Oscar fashions. But aside from the bodice blunder, I thought the dress was gorgeous.

    Did anyone catch the Piers Morgan show after the Oscars? I turned it on a few minutes after it started. I only saw Leann answer one question! Piers had a rotating panel of people on, and kept cutting away to listen to the winners’ speeches in the press room, etc. The panel was really dull.

    • iceNfire says:

      Yeah, even Piers Morgan ignores Leann. I thought the panel/show was useless and I only recorded it to see Leann. Brilliant PR move on the part of CNN but I won’t bother with that show again.

  8. TexasTart says:

    Good Morning, just a quick drive-by, I can not play today 😦

    I didn’t watch the Oscars, so I can’t comment on it really….but I watched all of the E! Red Carpet and I love Ben Affleck, but was a little disapointed that IMO he embelished with cocaine too much before the ceremony! Way to look like Quinten Tarintino, Ben. Sigh.

    Speaking of drug use, those with any experience in this area watching BH tonight – what in the world do you think is the combo that Kim Richards is on?! Funny thing about her last season is I never could put my finger on what she was on but it never was alcohol alone that is for sure! Unfortunately they moved BH an hour earlier and I can not watch and chat with you all then 😦 Bummer. I’ll check in for the second run of BH and check comments then.
    Have a good day y’all! 😀

    • Iowagirl says:

      Looks like Xanax to me, not that I would know. Ok maybe I would.

      • iceNfire says:

        I take xanax when I’m overly stressed and I’m sweating with heart pounding and stomach in knots. xanax makes me normal

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        LOL (at the “not that I would know. O.K. maybe I would.”).

        Xanax XR has been a lifesaver for me in times of EXTREME stress. It prevents nasty panic attacks (I used to think people were C-R-A-Z-Y when I heard them mention having panic attacks. I didn’t even think they were real, until I had a bout with them. God punished me. So, NOW, I GET it).

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      I never thought that it was JUST alcohol that was Kim’s problem. I’m really rooting for her in her recovery, but some things I’ve seen so far make me wonder. I mean, why have elective surgery that will require follow-up pain medication when you JUST got out of rehab? I mean, you’ve had the same damned nose for over 40 years. You couldn’t wait to get a nose job until you were 1-3 years along in your recovery? I don’t know. That just seemed odd to me.

      She also sounded wasted on the phone when she called to tell Lisa she could not make the tea because her dog hit her in her nose. It’s like she had another flaky and outlandish excuse like the ones she used to give when she WAS using.

      Like I said, I AM rooting for her (I just have my doubts).

      • Iowagirl says:

        You really have no idea how bad a panic attack is untill your blessed with one. I Serously had to pull off a highway and called 911. I was sure I was having a heart attack.

  9. TexasTart says:

    VV – Thanks for explaining last night what the deal is between Brandi and Giulianna Rancic….I had been curious why those two didn’t get along, as it seemed or more so, why G seemed to actually like Leann.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Gulianna made that one comment. Has she engaged Brandi at all since then? It seems from what I saw that the feud is one-sided. Guilianna seems to ignore Brandi more than anything.

    • Cartwheels says:

      On a recent episode of “Fashion Police” (video below), the cast was discussing Rimes and Cibrian’s marriage, when Rancic said: “I use to totally poo-poo this relationship, and then I watched his ex-wife [Glanville] on the ‘Real Housewives.’ She is nuts.”

      Glanville got wind of the comment, and then laid into Rancic, reportedly tweeting, “It’s sad cuz I’ve been rooting 4her through her illness. Hopefully her man doesn’t leave her & give her surrogate baby to a bonus mom.”

      This is the gist of it.

      • not THAT Jill says:

        Hardly a war to speak of. Most people who tune into any HW show occasionally would and could call any of the women nuts.

        • Cartwheels says:

          Especially because earlier in the year Guliana had a feud with Leann as well when she offered her something to eat because she was scary skinny, but like normal people they let it go, doesn’t mean they are best friends but I see how the mentality of Brandi’s fanatics transform into a mortal enemy anybody who dares disagree with her.

          I thought Brandi’s comment was nasty mainly because she used the word “surrogate” as a weapon of choice, she could have easily said that she hope her man didn’t leave her and give her baby to a bonus mom but she went for the explicit use of the word “surrogate” and I think that was a very low blow.

          • realhousewifeva says:

            On Anderson Cooper, when Anderson asked Brandi if there was one tweet she wishes she could take back she said that tweet to Guiliana was the one she wishes she never sent.

            • iceNfire says:

              The surrogate baby comment was mean but it lets others know if you mess with Brandi, expect the worse. I don’t start a fight unless I Know i’m gonna win…and I only pick fights with my husband and he kindly lets me win without much effort.

  10. plainviewsue says:

    Richie “Vile” Wakili will never change. So not surprised to see his tweets regarding the women at the oscars. Kathy should only see what he tweets & deletes to strangers. This man makes me sick to my stomach.

    So Melissa tweets how great it was for the cousins to get together & it’s been too long. Well, maybe if you didn’t announce on national television that you wanted to move away because you feel the Guidice girls would be a bad influence, it wouldn’t of been so long.

    And Teresa will be so happy to have her brother back in her life, she’ll let it go. She is better than I would be. You can go after me as much as you want, but NOBODY goes after my children.

    AllAboutTRH blog had an interview w/Kyle Richards. Says she was never best friends w/the Maloof Hoof & rarely sees her now. Her closest friend on the show is Taylor. Claims she never reads blogs, Faye is a wonderful person, Lisa chooses not to move on, etc. etc. Check it out.

    • realhousewifeva says:

      I was shocked to see Melissa tweet Teresa directly saying she loved the pic of Teresa and Joey and so glad the kids got to spend time together. I swear these people are crazy. But in the end of the day, they are family and some families choose to move past even the hardest times.

      I believe that Kyle was never buddies with Adrienne because even on the show it seems the only times they see eachother is when they are filming, from the way they address eachother.

    • Amber...Real Wife says:

      PVSue while some ‘take sides’ those two are siblings, raised in the same home to take care of each other. No matter what their spouses do to keep them apart, they’ll always find a way to come back to each other. As for Melissa, maybe that comment she made helped changed the way Teresa’s daughters spoke about her. This year we’ll see if they continue to make snarky comments about their aunt on camera. ‘Cause I tell you one thing, RealMom would NEVER allow us to disrespect or make fun of any of our family to her infront of strangers. She would put us in our place, that of a child listening in a grown folks conversation. Quiet.

  11. Cartwheels says:

    Brandi finally made it, she is in one of the Oscar lists.

    I guess for someone like Brandi being in a list is better than going unnoticed, so it that case I think she got her wish. At least everybody is talking about her and that is what she lives for.

    • Vegas Chick says:

      Thanks for the link. Not a good thing if you are trying to promote a dress line… She would have been better off going topless, lol. I don’t understand why women think it’s fashionable to show almost everything, and I really do not like the crumb catcher look at all. It’s more like a costume than evening wear.

      • Cartwheels says:

        I don’t know how she came up with the idea that she can be a fashion designer, but heck I applaud her initiative and desire to strike while the iron is hot.

        Unfortunate choice to showcase her designer skills, though but at least everybody is talking about her horrid dress and that in itself is a positive thing, at least in Brandi’s mind.

  12. Cartwheels says:

    Brandi Glanville usually makes headlines for her personal life, but at tonight’s Oscars, it’s her strange choice of dress that’s taken center stage. Enter, the topless gown.

    The 40-year-old stepped onto the red carpet in a nude mermaid getup. Sounds pretty standard but… it’s kind of missing the top half of the bodice. The dress looks like it’s going to pop off at any moment — yikes!

    Strangely enough, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” alum is playing the role of fashion correspondent for the On The Red Carpet live stream show this evening. Even stranger, she designed the frock herself.

    “I’m designing my own dress for the Oscars with my designer from My BrandB line,” she told RumorFix. “It’s not done yet so I’m a little worried. Fingers crossed!”

    Hm, did you get a little lazy and decide not to make a complete garment, Brandi?


    • not THAT Jill says:

      The dress was a mess. She never should have worn it. It doesn’t show her a fashion designer at all. If you know you are going to be a fashion correspondent you should at the very least wear a dress that fits and looks finished.

    • iceNfire says:

      LoL at “the topless gown”. You know she did something right if people are giving her dress a name 😛

      • Cartwheels says:

        LOL, that is right.
        I think Brandi was going for the shocking effect and she got it, might not be the best to promote a clothing line but at least she got people talking, LOL

        • realhousewifeva says:

          I agree she got people talking,,, WOW..and in the business she is in, that’s all that matters to these ladies. But what a bad idea to be promoting your own label and be considered worst dress. haha

  13. california35 says:

    Goo morning –
    Brandi looked GREAT! 🙂 the second picture doesn’t help her much, and i can see why the comments from last night were not favorable. She just needed to stay standing like she did on the first picture 😛

    Yesterday’s interview of Jill – bla bla bla. At Least it sounds like she is more at peace about the whole firing thing 😛

    I am happy with the Oscar winners last night, i just wish the other won also…but that cant happen 😛 i did watch other award shows and got to see some of these, who didn’t win (or were not even nominated for Oscars), win on those other awards 🙂

    No regular programming last night 😦

  14. Good Monday Morning! I hope everyone’s week starts off with boundless positive energy. I didn’t sleep well last night so I am a little bleary eyed this morning. (no it was not the brandy!). 😛

    Congrats to the winners at the Oscars last night. There were many good movies and performances this year so it was tough to choose…but the winners deserved it. Lots of long hair and beards on the guys…what was up with that? LOL! Best of the night was Babara Streisand belting out “Memories”…..amazing! Love her.

    Great Amazing Race recap MTH! You know I don’t watch but I always read every word!

    Wishing you all a good Monday. If you are feeling low, look in the mirror and smile at yourself…it will crack you up! 😀

    New post, “Pushing The River”, is up at my place. Enjoy!

  15. WindyCityWondering says:

    Wondering about the amount of money some pay for those perfect breasts and then don’t wear a gown that makes them look even more fabulous? Not a fan of the couture top – the angles, cones, flaps, etc that just don’t flatter. We know that what is shown on the runway is usually redesigned some for the events and the specific individuals who are wearing them. IMO, Brandi will learn from this experience and will be able to handle all the flax she will get for this.

  16. realhousewifeva says:

    I don’t believe Brandi’s excuse about not being able to make her final fitting. If that was the case, then they should have done something to fix it, or lift it, or ANYTHING when she was getting dressed. She was an early arrival, she could’ve taken a few extra minutes to do something. A good designer who was quick on their feet would have been able to add some more material or thin straps..anything. Remember when Kim Z was doing a performance in that little black tutu dress and she had a few minutes before going on stage when her stylist added a halter strap to hold it up and in place? I think Brandi liked it that way, until she saw what others were saying about it.
    It’s a shame because otherwise I think she looks beautiful and I love the bottom of the dress.

    • realhousewifeva says:

      lol she tweeted this:

      Brandi Glanville ‏@BrandiGlanville
      I made the worst dressed list for the Oscars! I made an Oscar list!!! #silverlinings

      • VV says:

      • iceNfire says:

        I Love Brandi! However once upon a time I loved Kyle, if Brandi makes me turn on her I will be Pissed!

      • VV says:

        Plenty of well known actresses and models get on the worst dressed list each year. They learn (some do) clean up their act and do better the following year. So, in short we saw an ugly dress on a beautiful woman. I liked Brandi’s make up, hair, color of dress and the bottom half of the dress. Her name is all over the media today. Good for Brandi! Any press is good press. Like she tweeted ‘Silver Linings’
        What is she supposed to do hide under a rock and cry?

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Have to agree – Brandi is a beautiful, strong woman and had to go through a nasty public divorce and that had to rock her self esteem to her core. She gets the worse and still manages to see the best. And her makeup, hair, dress color, jewelry and shoes were on target. IMO, the Oscars was not the place to showcase her own design and I hope she has other opportunities where doing so will be received in a better light.

          • iceNfire says:

            I’m gonna look on the bright side. Maybe those in the porno industry loved “The Topless Gown”. Those *ahem* ladies have lots of money, right?

        • nyc mama says:

          I agree with you as well. Good for her. The woman could look beautiful in a burlap sack and all in all I think she looked beautiful. How many A listers have made the worst list over the years and they come back to try again.
          She is out there and trying, more than many people do after the chaos that she has lived with over the last few years and she seems to continue to be true to herself. Props to her.

          • not THAT Jill says:

            I think making the worst dressed list is a rite of passage for Hollywood starlets-but making that list in your own dress is not something that happens often. Dior, Cavalli, Armani- they can come back from a worst dressed dress-BrandB may not bounce back from this fashion don’t.
            Brandi’s hair and make up looked beautiful-I loved her hair!!!

            • nyc mama says:

              Perhaps it was a mistake to use this as an outlet to promote her own design especially since it was not properly fitted prior to the show but how it will affect her in the future remains to be seen, It will depend on what she designs next. People have short memories.

            • realhousewifeva says:

              At least they are not necessarily saying that the dress is ugly, but moreso the fit makes it awful.
              However, I HATED that dress she wore from her line when she was doing her book tour. The one with the one sleeve and turtleneck.

            • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

              I did love her makeup and hair. It looks like she’s laying off the fillers a bit, which is a good thing. She was doing too much for a while and starting to get that “cat-like” look.

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          Yes (she should hide under a rock and cry, that is).

          JUST KIDDING. You guys know I’m a big Brandi fan (even though I sometimes want to muzzle her). I just couldn’t resist the joke.

    • Rebecca says:

      You know what? The commentators need to be OFF LIMITS to the red carpet and the best/worst dressed lists. Nobody cares what they are wearing. The spotlight goes to the movie makers. I tried checking out some of the red carpet photos and probably 70% of them were commentators. I just wanted to scream at them to get over themselves and get the eff off the stars’ carpet!!!!!

      • not THAT Jill says:

        Rebecca-I agree. Since when did the commentators decide they needed to be so glammed up anyway?

  17. not THAT Jill says:

    Of course she shouldn’t hide under a rock-but I wouldn’t be so happy about my own dress landing me on the worst dressed, it’s doesn’t say much for her design skills.

    • VV says:

      I’m sure she’s regretting that part. She will learn and move on.

      • not THAT Jill says:

        VV-do you know what the hell Taylor was taking about with the Lisa Vanderpumo tweets? Lisa didn’t tweet that to Taylor right? I didn’t see any of those tweets on Lisa’s TL

        • nyc mama says:

          Lisa tweeted that she DM’d that to Taylor. Why Taylor felt the need to post it is beyond me. I guess she felt that it gives her some credibility. IMO nothing could give her credibility – she lost it long ago.

  18. Powell says:

    Ok. This is what I hate. The 2 ladies at the Oscars that won for hair & Makeup I think for Anna Korinina, can’t remember, but why is it that the hairstylist & makeup artist don’t take the time to make themselves look Oscar ready? They looked like they were going to Mr Chows instead of the Oscars.

    • Iowagirl says:

      I agree. I can’t tell you howmany times I have seen makeup artist and hair stylets on tv promoting themselves looking like they just crawled out of bed.

    • iceNfire says:

      LoL – Chows is an upscale restaurant, I think you have to dress like you Are going to the Oscars jsut to get in 🙂

      • Powell says:

        🙂 When I’ve watched TMZ & celebs are coming out of there you see dressed up & dressed down celebs. I guess it’s a Hollywood thing.

    • pat says:

      It IS really strange. One of them was wearing hot pink shiny legging type pants.

      • not THAT Jill says:

        I saw the hot pink leggings-seriously if you are nominated for an Acadamy Award I’m sure there are plenty of designers who would gladly dress you-no need to wear leggings!!!

    • nyc mama says:

      Yes,..kind of. She was on the original list of contenders but didn’t make the cut She co-wrote a song for a movie with her partner Sunny Levine ) who is Quincy Jone’s grandson and the movie starred Rashida Jones, Quincy Jones’ daughter.

    • realhousewifeva says:

      Hmm, she tweeted it as well…I guess it’s true?

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        I think I’d heard something about this a month or so ago. I think it’s true. Maybe she should stick to songwriting instead of actual performing because I did not know WHAT IN THE HELL she was doing on the Season Finale of “Shahs.” I sat there thinking, “Am I getting too old? Is this what the young kids are doing nowadays that is supposed to be so good? Wait a minute. Asa’s not that young. THE F*CK is she DOING??!! Is she rapping? Is she sing-rapping? Is she doing some type of spoken-word interpretive Persian Pop Priestess dance? I’d want my ticket refunded for THAT b*llsh*t!!!”

        I just didn’t get it. Maybe it’s just me, though (I can be a b*tch like that at times. *Shrug*).

    • nyc mama says:

      Not sure why but my original post is awaiting moderation. Let;s see if this works…

      Yes,..kind of. She was on the original list of possible contenders but didn’t make the cut She co-wrote a song with her partner Sunny Levine who is Quincy Jones’ grandson and the movie starred Rashida Jones, Quincy Jones’ daughter.

  19. I was so happy Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress last night. She is very talented and rather refreshing. If you haven’t seen her post-award interview you really should, it’s both funny and candid. Made me lol.

    • not THAT Jill says:

      She was hysterical-the reporters were asking her such stupid questions and she let them know it-in a funny nice way!!

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Jennifer Lawrence. She is just everything. And she’s so humble and down-to-earth too. I felt so bad when she fell, but she recovered nicely.

  20. Sorry I meant to post the link for JL interview. Here it is-

  21. Well….I guess Brandi was in good company last night after all! LOL! No wonder she is happy this AM. Liberty Ross looks so tacky!


  22. BB says:

    OT but kind of movie related. I was just listening to a Joe Jackson CD and youtubed him and found this great video someone put together with one of his songs and some movie scenes of some of Hollywood’s most beautiful people (Brad Pitt is just yummy!). Whoever put it together did a great job. Enjoy!

  23. I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

    Hi Guys,

    Long time no talk. I decided to just drop in and say hello because I think I may have a few hours to myself without having to handle any major business and without being constantly interrupted.

    Please do not take my being M.I.A. from the blog personally. It’s just that I am more emotionally invested in this particular blog and the people here. So, I feel like I want to have conversations with my friends here for HOURS (I can literally play with you guys all day and all night). This blog is more personal and more like family to me. It’s also a bit of an addiction, I must admit. Does that make any sense? I hope so.

    Starting late last year, my life just got really, really busy, and I also had to do more traveling back and forth to get things settled with turning my house over to my Dad and helping him to get it ready to either be sold to someone else or rented (He still has not decided what he is going to do with it yet). My contract job got busier. My job search and interviewing for a full-time job with benefits also got busier. And my Dad has had me doing a lot of work researching and helping him to develop a post-retirement business where he acts as a financier (or the bank) for people to buy homes (Long story. It’s called a Bond-For-Deed contract in Louisiana. Once the person in the home pays the final mortgage note, my Dad hands over the deed to the home to them, and they will own it. Until then, HE owns it. In the meantime, they are responsible for paying the homeowner’s insurance, property taxes, etc. He said he wanted to do it that way because he’s too old to deal with the hassle of being a landlord.). He is retiring next month.

    So, because of all of that, I avoided this particular blog because I feared my addiction and the amount of time I LOVE to spend here with you guys would distract me from everything I had going on.

    Anyhoo, with all that being said, please charge my absence to my HEAD and NOT to my HEART.

    O.K. Enough of that. What the hell has been up with everybody?

    • not THAT Jill says:

      Hey girl!!! Nice to see you!!!!

    • BB says:

      Great to see you! Same old, same old with me. Wow you do sound busy!

    • realhousewifeva says:

      Nice to see you ❤

    • plainviewsue says:

      So happy you kept us posted!! Hopefully by RHONJ, you will be able to join in more. I need my partner in crime!!!! 🙂

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        Hi, Plainview!

        I’m hoping I can be your partner in crime too. Who knows WHAT the hell is going on in Jersey. There are so many damned contradictory stories coming out that it’s hard to know what to believe. I AM sick of the whole feuding family storyline, though.

        RHOBH has also been working my nerves. I’m sick of hearing about Adrienne’s non-letter/letter, non-threat-to-sue/threat-to-sue….just the whole damned thing. I’m also sick of Adrienne (and a few others). *Shrug*

        RHOA has me bored to damned tears. I think Kim is a Trashbox, but they might need to bring her back to make things more interesting because, thus far, it has been a SNOOZE. Donkey Booty vs. Stallion Booty. Who gives a sh*t, you know? (Yet, still I watch like a mindless jackass).

        Vanderpump Rules is ridiculous. (Yet still I watch like a mindless jackass.).

        I can’t think of any other mindless BRAVO-sponsored or other network-sponsored reality shows right now to criticize. LOL.

        “Scandal” is the sh*t! I LOVE that show.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      OMG – it’s Detox!!! I feel like Redd Foxx,…walking aroun, looking up at the ceiling, with one arm out and one on my chest….SHE’S BACK!!! OMG!!!

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:


        This made me CACKLE. You always do. You are one crazy bitch, and I LOVE it (It is the highest of compliments coming from me)!!

        Redd Foxx!! ROFL.

    • VV says:


      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:


        I’ve missed you and your comments, Woman!

        • iceNfire says:

          Hi Detox – I went MIA for so long you prob don’t even remember me….happy to say I was welcomed back with as much warmth I’ve seen ‘long time lurkers’ receive 🙂

          btw – I wouldn’t touch your Dad’s job with a 10 foot pole and Thanks for your blogs shrugs and all 😛

          • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

            Hi IceNFire,

            I THINK I remember you, but I’ve been gone for so long that my brain is fuzzy wuzzy. I’m glad I’m not the only one who had to go M.I.A. a couple of times (I hate when my REAL LIFE interferes with things I consider to be REAL PRIORITIES and MUCH MORE IMPORTANT, like playing with my friends on this blog, Dammit!!).

            I wouldn’t touch my DAD with a 10-foot pole if I had a choice because he’s a PITA (a HILARIOUS and sometimes charming PITA, but a Pain In The Ass, just the same). However, he’s often helped me out in certain times of need (Not ALWAYS, but SOMETIMES). So, I put up with his crazy a*s and deal with certain things out of obligation and loyalty!! 😉

            You’re very welcome for the blogs (and the *Shrug*’s). 😉

            P.S.: I love your avatar.

            • iceNfire says:

              My original avatar was The Wicked Witch of The West…I plan on going back to it after RHOBH….maybe I’ll be more recognizable then 😛

    • Darling Wordy Bird!!!! So very good to see you! I hope all your endeavors are playing out nicely. Great that you get to come out and play a bit! *Passing out popsicles*

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        Hi, My Dear MarDrag (*Waving*)!!

        It’s good to see you too. Thanks for the well wishes. 😀

    • Powell says:

      Detox I totally understand. Everyone here is dear to me. I’ve learned so much from everyone & it’s been a pleasure to cheer one on so its not an addiction but I’m attached so I understand how you feel. You take care of what you need to and come and chat when you can & hangout w/your fellow “cool kids”. 🙂

    • Detox! Good to see you back here. Praying for your uncle, good thing he has family around him for support. You have been busy, and that’s a good thing.

      I admire your Dad’s business sense. It’s a great plan for retirement, steady income.

      We did get some updates from Jill, and really you must write a book, or a screenplay. Your family stories are hilarious and would make a great movie or sitcom! Good luck with the job search, I think you would make a very fine family practice lawyer 🙂 So here’s the idea for a tv series, you are a family practice lawyer, and these are all the crazy characters you come across, family, friends & business associates/clients…..based in New Orleans naturally because then you get that Cajun thing going on. Or a series of books. Maybe now and then you can solve a murder too…ahhh there are endless plotlines to pursue!

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        Hey, Bluesky! (*Waving*)

        Thank you for the prayers. I was just telling my Mom today that it’s so good that my uncle has so much family around him (from both his side and his wife’s side). My Mom said that the waiting room was packed with people, and there’s a whole list that have asked to be able to see him when he’s well enough to receive more visitors.

        I complain about my Dad being cheap all the time, but he actually IS very savvy financially. He’s always been able to just “know” which stocks to pick, when to hold, when to sell, etc. He always knows when to get “into” some kind of business deal or “out” of one just at the right time. And he’s done all of these side things while working at CONOCO for 38 years. He says they keep asking him to stay and not retire (because he’s always the 1st one to replace somebody and take their place when they want to attend a family event or something. He’s got an excellent work ethic. He says the work ethic of the young people on his job SUCKS).

        If you ever read the book, “The Millionaire Next Door” (very frugal; live way below their means; etc.), that’s my Dad (but he always acts like he’s 1 step from the poor house. *Shrug*).

        I’m hoping this new venture works out for him. I just feel that he has GOT to keep doing SOMETHING. There are too many studies that show that people die within a few years after retirement if they don’t keep busy. So, I’m glad he’s planning on keeping busy. Additionally, if he stays home most of the time, my Mother and I (if I am still here) have already made plans to pack our bags and run away. We’ll call him periodically and send him care packages and meet him in neutral spots to visit (so he won’t know where we REALLY live). LOL

        I’m glad Jill kept you updated. I love that JIVE TURKEY!

        I would love to be a writer, actually, but I’ve got Student Loans and some age on me (so it’s kinda late to start that). Then again, your screenplay idea sounds great. I’ve got tons of material with my huge and CRAZY family. I love the idea of solving murders too.

        Bluesky, you just might have started me on a whole new career. 😉

        I’m sorry I’ve talked your head off. I’ve just missed talking to you and so many others here. So, I’m going overboard making up for lost time.

        How are your husband and son? How have YOU been? What’s new with YOU, Pussycat?

        I’m all ears.

  24. shamrockblonde says:

    thanks for the recaqp, Jeff – glad that the twins are gone – I hope the newlyweds are next – that guy is seriously obnoxious – also the couple holding the 2 passes – grrrrr – I felt badly for the father/son team – hope he will be ok – the hockey players cracked me up –

    reading all about the feel good going on in NJ, but has anyone seen this? not sure what to make of it –

    I have no use for any of them –

    • realhousewifeva says:

      It’s so strange because just a few days ago Joey Gorga talked to rumorfix and said that the pictures at Teresa’s Haircare party were just a photo op and that things were still very bad… Then they do the Nephcure Zumba class a few days later and suddenly Teresa and Melissa are tweeting sweet nothings…

      • BB says:

        I’m not believeing any of the nicey-nicey stuff. I think it’s all for show. If the Gorgas think something’s going to get them more camera time or any publicity, then they will play nice and that’s the only reason. JMO

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          Maybe the Gorga’s are also worried about this Bryan Bowen dude, and they want to reconcile with Teresa so she can defend and take up for them as her “family.”

          Who knows?

          I just don’t trust Joey and Melissa’s motives.

          • LaineyLainey says:

            I would say I can’t trust them as far as I can throw them…but I think I might be able to pick both of those mini-folk right up and throw them pretty far. But I don’t trust ’em either.

  25. AZGirl says:

    Good afternoon everyone! Loved Jennifer Lawrence last night. She really is a beautiful sharp young lady. Only 22 and really held her own with the interviewers and their stupid questions.
    Brandi’s reaction to the “worst dressed list” makes me like her even more. She is making a negative into a positive and that takes guts and maturity.
    She should have had a final fitting. Her stylist should be fired for not having a back up dress. Oh well. I am just jealous of that body and those 2 mile long legs.
    Rich Wakalie is a moron. He is one of those individuals who thinks everyone cares about what he says. Just like Jill Zarin. They talk, talk, talk…. and never make an intellegent statement. They just talk to hear themselves speak and everyone else just wants them to STFU.
    @HildogAtl: I hope things are getting better.
    @Detox: Good to see your posts. Good luck in the job hunting.

  26. BALTIMORE (AP) – Otis “Damon” Harris, a former member of the Motown group The Temptations, has died of prostate cancer. He was 62.

    Chuck Woodson, a cousin serving as family spokesman, confirmed that Harris died at a Baltimore hospice last week.

    Harris performed with the celebrated Motown act The Temptations from 1971 to 1975 and sang on hits including “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” and “Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are).”

    Woodson says joining The Temptations was “the realization of a dream” for Harris.

    Harris formed a new group after leaving The Temptations and later released solo recordings.

    Woodson says that in his final years, Harris established a cancer foundation that was still in its early stages when he became ill. Harris also became a strong advocate for prostate cancer screening.

    • iceNfire says:

      Hi Diva – I love this song but it was reported at time time that they hated it. Sadly for the Temptations it became a hit and they had to perform the song thru gritted teeth -iirc-

    • VV says:

      Happy Day to you Diva!

      • Thanks VV…. off for the next few days… busy week ahead… mr ford appt wed a/m with surgeon to discuss what’s next about his discombobulated knee… poor guy… at least he is open to having the surgery if the dr says he needs it…FINALLY..he’s listening to me about his health… hmm… guess a heart attack and your wife telling you if you die I will continue on with my life anyways helps…lol lol lol
        worked my first nite shift alone last night..not bad… cake job really…got a little busy with walk ins and I did swimmingly….whoot whoot…. proud of myself for sure…
        still waiting to see if the BOSS is going to apologize for being an asshat on friday…I was politely curt to him last night on the phone..he knows he has pissed me off and now I can just giggle about it…
        he had called in to tell me to lower the room rate for sunday nite..told him ..too late..I sold 2 rooms at the going rate… he was shocked..asked if people hesitated when I gave them the price..told him nope…they gave me their credit card and they are happy campers…hahahahahahaha…. told him it’s all about presentation,,, next training session is night auditing…. we at least lock our lobby at 11 p/m and have a night window if need be… may go get my cwp renewed just in case… to finish putting dinner together…meatball and skets tonite with garlic knots..yumssssssssss
        then THE FOLLOWING …
        hugs and peace

        • BB says:

          Diva, don’t hold your breath waiting for an apology. He knows, but he may not be able to bring himself to admit it. Lol.

          • bb,,,what’s funny is that the cool chick I work with and she trained me , told me last night that he had said to her he may have been too rough with his comments to me on friday…butter could have melted in his mouth last night when he was talking to me and he KNOWS me well enough that I will a heartbeat… tell him to KMA… I do plan on talking to him about what happened just to put him on notice that he will NEVER speak to me like that again… if I dont address it , he will think it’s okay for him to do it ..and that doesnt cut it in my book….

  27. Nancy says:

    This mad me laugh. If Michelle Obama’s dress showed too much skin could you imagine what
    they would have thought about Brandi’s dress? LOL

    • iceNfire says:

      Hi Nancy – I refuse to talk politics here so I’m keeping it zipped 😉 Kid saw doctor for post op and all is good. He is in a boot now and PT starts in 2 weeks. Again, thanks for all you help

      • Nancy says:

        That’s good news. He still has to be carfeul though. At least he gets to start PT soon.
        Young men are hard to keep down as I’m sure he is climbing the walls.

        • iceNfire says:

          Actually, the Kid is very adaptable and I don’t want to sound horrible but I’m enjoying caring for him. He wont ask for anything so I check on him every hour or so. His facebook messages are getting a little annoying tho, I didn’t even log onto facebook today as I would rather hear the words “Mom can you come here for a second?”
          Oh no! I Am Horrible 😕

  28. Nancy says:

    How is your uncle doing? We sure miss you around here. It sounds like your career is taking off. Good for you. 🙂

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      Hi Nancy,

      Hugs right back atcha!! I wouldn’t exactly say my career is taking off. I’m just trying to get it back on track again. My Dad’s retiring next month. So, I’m hoping he can take me to Houston a few times to provide copies of my resume’ and set up interviews with employment agencies (both legal and non-legal) out there. I’m grateful for my contract job here because some people don’t even have THAT, but I need more money and some definite benefits. Houston just has much more opportunity than where I presently am.

      I’ve got my laptop back (as you all can tell. Knock wood). I’ve basically gotten my house stuff handled (although I’ve still got more to do with that. I just no longer have to deal with a mortgage and other house-having bills for the time being). The NEXT thing on the agenda is a new car (Remember how my transmission went out on me last year?).

      I’ve really missed you guys too.

      Thanks so much for asking about my uncle (and thanks for all your prayers and well-wishes, you guys). My Mom JUST got back from the hospital. She said it was a VERY long surgery. The doctors told her the tumor was HUGE, but they were able to get most of it. They are going to do some type of “stapling” of the remaining small portion of the tumor (I don’t know what the HELL that means) and use radiation to try to get rid of THAT. I still don’t know what Stage of Cancer he has because my Mom has jumped on her phone to provide reports to other family members. I’m hoping I can get an update once she’s finished with her phone calls.

      My Mom told me last night how much he was suffering before the surgery (and had BEEN suffering for months) and how he said that he’d heard a voice a few weeks ago in his head say, “You’re going to go through many trials and tribulations, but in the end, you’ll be alright,” but it was very faint, and he didn’t recognize it. When my Mom was with him in the hospital a couple of days ago, he told her he had a dream, and my grandmother (His mother, who also had colon cancer) told him those same words, and he realized that it was her voice that he’d heard a few weeks before.. She said he was crying when he told her that (and my uncle, like my Mom, NEVER cries. He LAUGHS all the time, though. He’s VERY funny. My Mom….not so much.). My Mom did cry when she told me that story, though. She said she doesn’t know if my grandmother meant he was going to be alright and LIVE or be alright and go to heaven to meet HER. He’s 1 of the 2 brothers to whom she is the closest (She can do without the other 2, and I get it because they’re not very nice people).

      My Dad, of course, thinks the hearing voices stuff is “a crock of sh*t, but don’t tell your Mom I said that!!” My Dad’s real SENSITIVE and SPIRITUAL too (NOT!!).

      I just hope he makes it through. He’s one of my favorite uncles on my Mom’s side, and I ADORE his kids (We’re all around the same age. His son is gay, and he is ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS. His daughter is the sweetest thing and like a little sister to me), and I like his wife o.k. too.

      You just NEVER know you guys. Life is so short. We often forget that.

      Again, Nancy, thanks for asking. I’m sorry I was so BRIEF (insert sarcasm here) in my response. 😀

      • iceNfire says:

        Oh Detox – I really hope you see them crying tears of Joy. When I read what you wrote my thought went to ‘Soul speaking to Soul’

      • LaineyLainey says:

        Wordy Birdy, I’m so sorry and praying that God will heal him and make him whole again.

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          Thanks, Lainey. Keep those prayers coming. I’m doing my part, but I sometimes fear that MY prayers get no higher than my HEAD.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      Update Nancy: My Mom says the doctors think it’s Stage 3 because it’s perforated the intestinal wall (or I THINK that’s what she said). I get confused with the medical talk sometimes.

  29. VV says:

    Here’s an article from Giuliana I mean E! about Brandi.

    Check this out: Brandi Glanville and LeAnn Rimes Both Attend Oscars–Let’s Compare the Tweets and Fashion! – via E! Online:

    • AZGirl says:

      Personally, I would rather be Brandi looking hot on the red carpet in a dress that was poorly fitted than LeAnn in that green OZ dress looking 20 years older than her real age.

      • iceNfire says:

        Hating All Things E! Of course the social media stars never crossed paths, Brandi was on The Red Carpet and tv/live stream while Leann spent the whole day tweeting about getting ready for The Oscars only to be ignored by Piers Whatshisname after the fact

      • VV says:

        OMG! Not only the dress her face was puffy too.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      I’m convinced that LeAnn has some kind of deal with E-Online and other outlets that seem to handle her with kid gloves and do these puff pieces on her that are about absolutely NOTHING.

      I’m also convinced that LeAnn has something SERIOUSLY wrong mentally. I just do NOT understand all the SWF’ing she does of Brandi. I mean, she got Eddie. Why is she so concerned and obsessed with copying damned near every move Brandi makes?

      There was a great comment on “Celebitchy” about all the lengths to which LeAnn has gone in her stalking and SWF’ing of Brandi (which is very disturbing). Here it is:

      “I may not like Brandi’s style of speech or some of the things she chooses to say, but I support Brandi’s right to speak up.

      Brandi has been stalked and harassed by her ex-husband’s multimillionaire celebrity wife and her paid thugs for the past four years. This stalking continues to this day and is accompanied by constant press and media releases bashing and threatening Brandi. If you google: Leann stalks Brandi, or Leann copies Brandi, you will see many websites and blogspots like wewedrama and lunaticleannrimes where people show a small part of Leann’s stalking and harassing of Brandi.

      Some of this happened while Brandi was still married to Eddie. Leann moved into their neighborhood, cancelled concerts and started following Eddie and Brandi around, showing up and just happening to run into Eddie at sports and social events. She almost ran over Brandi with her car while following her. Then when Eddie stopped taking Leann’s constant calls, and went into marital therapy, Leann released the photos of their trysts to the tabloids including a video she paid the owner of a restaurant for, which showed her sucking on Eddie’s fingers during a date.

      After the divorce, Leann began transforming herself into Brandi. She got the same make and model of truck as Brandi, went to Brandi’s doctor and plastic surgeon, got the same size implants, lost weight and got botox, went to Brandi’s dentist and got veneers, went to the same gyms and started doing the same workouts as Brandi, she went to Brandi’s salon and got the same hair style and color.

      Leann followed Brandi’s twitter and media pictures obsessively and bought the same clothing, shoes, jewelry, and purses. Even if Brandi only tweeted about liking an item, very soon Leann was photographed wearing that item, sometimes within days. Leann wore the same outfits, posed in the same poses sometimes in the exact same places that Brandi had been photographed wearing the outfit. Leann tweeted about the same subjects, sometimes within hours, putting up pictures of flowers or sunsets, if Brandi had tweeted a picture of a bouquet she received, or a sunset.

      Leann showed up at the boy’s school, and social events, not content to watch, but going to the boy’s teachers and inserting herself as the “bonus mom” in every area of Brandi’s life.

      At the same time Leann was stalking Brandi, she was also harassing her. She paid fans and employees to create websites, and troll gossip blogs to mock Brandi, calling her a whore and wishing her death. She tweeted photos of herself brandishing a gun, taunting Brandi, she tweeted photos of a cake she had made showing she and Eddie naked in bed together with the boys crouched below them. Leann tweeted photos of herself half clothed with her crotch thrust in the boy’s faces. She tweeted about Brandi’s son hurt and in the emergency room, even though she and Eddie failed to notify Brandi her son had been hurt.

      The list goes on, because this threatening, stalking and harassment continues to this day, with Leann going on a show to talk about the Oscars because Brandi is doing a show about the Oscars. Being stalked constantly and threatened just for being yourself, just for having the husband, kids and lifestyle the stalker wants can really upset your life. Brandi has a right to speak out about her frightening experience. I hope her next book goes into detail about this experience and her ability to persevere in spite of it.”

      I mean, what the EFF??!!

  30. AZGirl says:

    Watching the previews for tonight and Kim and Kyle are ridiculous. Kim is now the voice of reason? Clips from Paris show differently. Sick of Kim. Sick of Kyle. More Lisa and Ken. They are so cute together.

  31. VV says:

    Original Message:

  32. california35 says:

    Watching Wendy — holly molly she lost a lot of weight and she looks GREAT!!!

  33. nyc mama says:

    So Lilly (Shahs) seems to be her own worst enemy. After trying to convince people that she really doesn’t hate fat people (yeah right) she retweets this.

    Mean people get fat.
    Retweeted by Lilly Ghalichi

    She can’t spell as we saw when she tried to spell yacht on her blog and now apparently she isn’t bright enough to realize that speaking out of both sides of her mouth is defeating her purpose – making herself relevant and liked.

    I guess she wants to join her boo’s at the bottom of the barrel. Reza and Asa are getting creamed on blogs, boards and twitter for their actions at the reunion. It will only get worse after part 2. Lilly should spend less on her glam squad and more on a pr squad.

    She has already been taken to task on her misinformation about looking down when lying, her comment about Aids and fat people.

    • jezzibel says:

      then by her twisted logic…skinny people are stupid. That chica has more hair then brain cells.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      i posted on her bravotv blog something like “So…the price of a woman’s virginity is a black amex card?”

      • iceNfire says:

        i tweeted the same to Nadine whatshername that does the Bravo Shahs blog

      • nyc mama says:

        LOL. I wonder if Ali knew the price of being her first would be so high. I wonder if he will have to pay for this forever.

        Some people who sell themselves for money are called Ho’s…just saying.

        • LaineyLainey says:

          Exactly. Real classy, Lilly Joon!! The Persian Barbie who sold her virginity for a Black Amex Card. woo hoo!!! Classy, classay!!!

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        HA! Very clever, Lainey.

        I don’t have my virginity to give, but I’d go ahead and make use of my HOO-HAH for a Black Amex card. Why the hell not? It’s better than giving it away for FREE! (This is a LIE! I just thought it would be funny to say. ).

  34. lillybee says:

    Robin Roberts looked fantastic.

  35. BB says:

    TMZ is reporting that Pinky was on the DWTS set today. Soooooooooo, it may be true!

    • not THAT Jill says:

      BB-did you post that they (ABC) will announce the “stars” tomorrow? If that is true-why would they just sign Andy Dick(perfect name for that fool) today? I think they know a bit more in advance who is going to be on the show right?

      • BB says:

        They are supposed to announce it on GMA. Maybe someone else had to drop out or something and he is a replacement. I dunno! I guess we’ll find out in the a.m. Yuck, can’t imagine him on there.

      • not THAT Jill says:

        Ok now this funny-I just read that there is a rumor that Janell’s mom Barbara will be dancing!!! IMAGINE????? And Perez Hilton, Dina Lohan , Christy Brinkly and 80’s pop star Tiffany

        • BB says:

          Wild speculation everywhere!

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          Girl, NOT!!

          Not BAB-WAH (That’s how she says her name)!! I also heard that Mama June from “Honey Boo Boo” was going to be cuttin’ a rug. BAB-WAH & Mama June. Ratings Gold!

  36. princesspindy says:

    I was just imagining Kyle on DWTS, every routine would end with her doing the splits.

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