These Housewives are Wearing on my Last Nerve / Real Housewives of Beverly Hills / Vanderpump Rules
These Housewives are Wearing on my Last Nerve by NoMoreDrama
And here we go. Spin time. Adrienne Maloof tweet: “To my loyal fans… It was time to exit
#RHOBH the show served as a wonderful platform, stay tuned!! xoxo” I actually don’t blame Adrienne for leaving the show. What’s it brought her but misery? And I got a laugh out of the loyal fans part. But now the spin is starting that she had to leave because Brandi was free to lie about her, and Bravo didn’t do anything about it. Here’s what TMZ had to say in a recent article that discussed why no one in Beverly Hills will agree to do the show: “Here’s the gripe — the way the show is structured, cast members can say ANYTHING about anyone on the show and get away with it, even if it’s inaccurate and malicious. Camille and Adrienne have — in the past — complained that other cast members have lied about their business ventures, including Adrienne’s Las Vegas casino, and they’ve had no legal recourse.” True that. But what the trash Adrienne spewed about Brandi that made the air? And don’t get me started on her chef and how he trashed Lisa. ENOUGH. Just leave gracefully.
Meanwhile Camille Grammer is still leaving her options open. She tweeted this: “I have not boycotted the show.”
Then then there is our HollyHood Star NeNe Leakes.
Why can’t NeNe Leakes just be a good sport about her success? She’s the Cinderella story, and she’s crapping all over her castmates. I think it’s probably the last straw for this viewer. I’ve hung in there with the fake storylines, producer manipulation, family toxicity and even violence onscreen. But something about NeNe Leakes lack of grace has unsettled me. I really think I’m done.
She tweeted these gems last Wednesday night. Why? Was she watching a preview of the show??
But I think it was this one that got me the most.
I hope NeNe remember that what goes up comes down. I find it strange that I was willing to give her another chance after her horrific behavior a few season’s ago – but like Camille, her true colors keep showing through.
RHOBH “The Real Housewives of Paris, Part Deux” by BB
All photos courtesy of Bravotv.com
In Adrienne’s gravelly voice we hear “Previously on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” So glad we won’t here that voice for much longer since she quit (was fired).
Back in Paris, it’s 9:30 A.M. and Yolanda and her new BFF Brandi (with a cold no less) are taking a morning jog along the Seine. These two probably need to be jogging the least of all the women, but that’s probably why they look so fit (though Yolanda is sick and doesn’t even know it). Yolanda has to push a reluctant Brandi but if she can look like Yolanda in 10 years, she’s up for it. They talk about their modeling days in Paris. Nice normal conversation. The scene ends with each one doing a cartwheel.
Kyle and Mauricio are taking a walk on the streets of Paris when they come upon a bridge where lovers leave padlocks with their names on them – locking them together forever. Mauricio just happens to have a lock with him so they can leave one on the bridge. As Lili Von Shtupp would say “Oh Mauwicio. How Womantic.”
Next, it’s 12:30 PM and Kim is telling Ken and Lisa how much she loves them while they are out shopping. Kim is talking in her normal rambling way. Ken asks Kim how her relationship is with Kyle. She tells them she’s hurt because they’ve stopped talking since she came out of rehab. She doesn’t feel Kyle’s the same person. Lisa tells Kim her relationship with Kyle has changed also. Kim asks why and Lisa tells her it’s because of the way she’s treated her and she doesn’t feel like Kyle will ever have her back. Kim tells Lisa she knows something is wrong between her and Kyle. Lisa tries to tell Kim how she might handle it, but Kim’s too busy looking at a passing bicycle and saying she loves the rain. Lisa is confused by Kim’s behavior. Aren’t we all?
(Does anyone think the male therapist on L.A. Shrinks looks (or talks) a teeny tiny bit like Jeff Lewis?)
At 3:00 P.M., Yolanda, Ken, Lisa and the Gigster visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and they joke with each other about being on top. They discuss their concerns about Kim. Kim has said she’s taking prescriptions drugs to help with her recovery and Lisa and Yolanda are a little worried about her. Lisa has arranged for the women to take a cooking class that evening mainly to get Kim out of her room.
At 6:00 P.M., the ladies are leaving for the cooking class and wonder where Kim is. Lisa hasn’t seen her since lunchtime. Flashback to Hawaii with Kim’s issues, and Lisa wonders if this is a case of Déjà vu. Yolanda and Kyle have some anxiety when they go to Kim’s room to see what’s up. They knock and knock and finally Kim answers the door. Kim is not dressed and ready to go but Yolanda doesn’t see any bottles (liquor or medication) lying around so she assumes she’s just been sleeping. When Kim finally joins the waiting women, she tells them she’s exhausted. Lisa asks her if she has taken any sleeping pills. In her TH, Kim says sleeping pills would mean a relapse for her. Kim and Lisa seem to be having a difference of opinion of how much Kim has stayed in her room that day. Kim is acting like she’s been with Lisa all day, but Lisa corrects her and says she’s been with Yolanda all afternoon and was only with her that morning. Kim doesn’t like what Lisa may be insinuating.
When they arrive for their cooking class, Kim and Kyle stay back in the van because Kim’s upset with Lisa and the fact they think she may have relapsed. She tells Kyle it’s not the same as it was before and she hasn’t relapsed. Lisa comes out to the van and offers to cancel the lesson, but they tell her just to leave them alone to talk for a few minutes. Lisa finally leaves them along after inquiring about what’s wrong several times.
Lisa tells the others Kim is crying and is concerned that she might have upset Kim. Brandi tells Yolanda and Lisa that Kim is ultra-sensitive and neither of them knows what Kim has been through. During the lesson, the poor ducks still have their feathers and heads. It’s making Lisa and Brandi squeamish. Yolanda grew up on a farm so it doesn’t really bother her. They all go outside and hear the ducks getting their heads chopped off. Yolanda says it took the romance right out of Paris.
When Kim and Kyle join the others, Kyle stands around and watches everyone else at first. She has never eaten duck in her life. She explains to Lisa on the side why Kim may be upset. Kyle doesn’t want Lisa to be upset with her because of Kim, but Kim thinks Lisa is talking about her and thinks she is stirring the pot. Let’s face it, they all stir the pot, some more than others. Later, while cooking, Yolanda wants to know if she’s the designated stirrer, but Lisa tells her no, that’s Adrienne. See what I mean? Ken and Mauricio seem to have buried the hatchet and having a nice conversation on the way to meet the women.
More joking and cooking around the kitchen. Everyone seems to be having fun, flirting with the chef, and making sexual innuendoes. Yolanda seems to know her way around the kitchen and looks most comfortable. The duck is finally plated and Ken, Mauricio and Giggy arrive right on time for dinner. Bon Appetit! Kyle thinks her duck feels like a brown piece of bubble gum, but she says it’s good because she doesn’t want to be rude. Brandi and Kim are having a nice conversation and getting along. Lisa explains to Mauricio what happened with Kim and Yolanda tells her to stop talking about it. It’s annoying Yolanda and she thinks it’s disrespectful talking about Kim when she’s right there. I tend to agree. Kim is an adult and is ultimately responsible for her own sobriety. Lisa’s voiced her concerns already and needs to let it go.
The next day, Yolanda, Kim, Mauricio and Kyle go shopping. Kyle wants to check out the latest trends for her store opening. Mauricio tries on a bathing suit and Kyle cackles like a witch because they are too short. Kyle laugh is like nails on a chalkboard. Kim finds a purse she likes, Yolanda tries on a dress and Kyle tries on a hat. Kim and Yolanda talk about the night before and Yolanda tells Kim how worried she was about her. Kim tries to explain her medications. She says none of them make her tired.
Kim doesn’t think Lisa’s concern was genuine and she’s fake. Kyle suggests that Kim talk to Lisa about it, but Kim turns it around and tells Kyle that Lisa says their friendship has changed and perhaps Kyle should talk to Lisa about that. Kyle still thinks Lisa is holding a grudge and she wants to move on. After they leave the store, Mauricio gifts Kim with the bag she was admiring. That was really nice of him. He leaves the women to go meet Ken to take a tour of Paris on segways. Uh Oh. Those things aren’t as easy to operate as they look, but they seem to be doing OK. Mauricio gives Ken a history lesson on who invented the high heel. Ken jokes that Mauricio may have a high heel fetish since he wore them in the charity race.
Meantime, the women go to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Yolanda hangs over the edge of the railing and scares everyone else. Kyle takes Lisa aside for another “talk” and tells her she feels like the air needs to be cleared. Kyle needs to know how to move forward one way or the other because Lisa is treating her differently than in the past. Lisa asks for examples of how she acts differently towards her, and Kyle tells her what she hears from the others including Kim. Lisa admits she has told others their relationship has changed. Lisa thinks Kyle is the one who originally changed the goalposts when she attacked her at the reunion with the Bobby Fisher and manipulative remarks and not coming to her defense against Adrienne’s allegations of her selling stories to the tabloids.
Lisa is not going to lie to Kyle and tell her the friendship is going to be the same. Lisa tells Kyle it wasn’t nice when she called her manipulative and said hurtful things about her. Kyle pretty much tells Lisa that’s how she feels. Then my question is why would she want to be Lisa’s close friend when she thinks that about her? Kyle finally tells Lisa she only has room for Brandi. Lisa tells her she’s being silly. Meantime Brandi is telling Kim she doesn’t understand why Kyle has a problem with her and Lisa’s friendship. Lisa can certainly have more than one friend. Brandi and Kim change the conversation and talk about dating. Kim feels big steps are being taken to bring her and Brandi closer as friends.
Kyle starts with the tears and the boo-hooing and wants Lisa to tell her she loves her. Kyle seems kind of needy. Lisa tells Kyle she loves her and kisses her. In her TH Lisa says everything is fine (not really) and she’s over it. Me too! Sigh. I’m really going to miss Paris when they go back to LA. Brandi and Yolanda seemed to have been the voices of reason this episode when it came to the Kim situation. Maybe they are more alike than I first thought.
Vanderpump Rules Reunion and Jax and Stassi on WWHL by NoMoreDrama
Rather than a detailed blog, I’ll give you general impressions.
- Jax is a pathological liar
- Jax claims to still be in love with Stassi
- Stassi has a connection with Jax
- Jax and Stassi hooked up before WWHL in the hotel and Tom outed them by sending a tweet to Andy (Jax must have told him).
- Stassi was dating Frank until a few weeks ago
- Jax is a complete and utter loser
- Andy made Jax take his shirt off for no reason on WWHL and he had HUGE pit stains
- Stassi got a lot of hate tweets during the season
- Stassi is getting a few non-hate tweets
- Jax is now getting the hate tweets
- Jax is a complete and utter loser
- Lisa acted as though this was the only restaurant she’d ever had where the waitstaff acted like this
- Sheana is now Stassi’s best friend
- Kristen and Katie don’t like Stassi any more
- Tom was the bartender at a party that Andy was at recently
- Have I mentioned that Jax is a pathological liar and complete and utter loser?
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Tuesday Night Lineup, March 5th by BB
8PM – NCIS (CBS); Hart of Dixie (CW); Betty White (8:30 NBC); Celebrity Wife Swap (ABC); American Idol (Fox); Pretty Little Liars (Fam); The Man with the 200lb Tumor (TLC); Dual Survival: Untamed (Disc); Doomsday Preppers Bugged Out (NatGeo); Holmes Inspection (DIY); The Bad Girls Club Atlanta (Oxy); Cesar Milan’s Leader of the Pack (NatGeoWild)
9PM – Dance Moms (Life); NCIS LA (CBS); Go On (NBC); The Taste (ABC); The Ultimate Fighter (FX); The Lying Game (Fam); Income Property (HGTV); The Man Who Lost His Face (TLC); Dual Survival (Disc); Face Off (SyFy); Top Gear (Hist); Doomsday Preppers (NatGeo); I Hate by Bath (DIY); The Face (Oxy)
10PM – Golden Boy (CBS); Double Divas (Life); Smash (NBC); Body of Proof (ABC); Justified (FX); White Collar (USA); True Life (MTV); Bubble Skin Man (TLC); Yukon Men: Revealed (Disc); Robot Combat League (SyFy); Cougar Town (TBS); The Joe Schmo Show (Spike); Our America with Lisa Ling (OWN); The Millionaire Matchmaker (Bravo); Armed and Ready (Trvl); Chopped (Food); Diggers (NatGeo); Alien Encounters 2 (Science); Redrum (ID); Casanova Killers (Bio); I Hate My Kitchen (DIY); The Bad Girls Club (Oxy); Wild Things with Dominic (BBC)
11PM – WWHL: Chelsea Handler and Rick Schroeder (Bravo)