Real Housewives of Atlanta Preview by NoMoreDrama
Anyway – last we left the ladies they were all in Los Angeles with NeNe. NeNe was a terrible sport on twitter after the episode aired, and seems to have alienated all of her castmates except Cynthia. She did try to make up a little with Porsha and Kenya, calling them her little sisters. But she basically called Kenya a jelly liar, and she called Porsha “slow” on WWHL, so it’s probably too little too late.
This episode is called “Strip is the Trip.” The ladies all head to Vegas for a girls’ weekend. Porsha apparently won’t go to the strip club because of Kordell’s objections. The ladies try to teach her how to be independent. I don’t know – it sounds like peer pressure to me. If SHE wants to respect her husband’s wishes, then she should be left alone. It seems to me that some of the ladies (Phaedra and Kandi in particular) are really into strippers. How many times do we have to sit through the same storyline?
Oh, and Kenya will confront Phaedra. Apparently Kenya’s video is selling better than Phaedra’s – so she got the last laugh on this one. Read about that here.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Cast Blogs by Stars99
Sorry guys – Adrienne, The Martyr (aka: The Human Stain) is just too busy copy catting everything Lisa does – to bother to write a blog for us this week… or ever!
“Paris! Yolanda and I really bonded on our trip to Paris. We had both spent many years there modeling in the past. I think Yolanda is a beautiful sexy woman and when she asks me to go exercise, I do. If I wanted to look that good in 10 years I better get my ass jogging (even though I was super under the weather).”
Kinda smart to find someone you’d like to look like in 10 years – and then find out how she does it… then do it! I think I’ll strive for the Jabba the Hut look myself… By the way, Brandi explains that her hair looks wonky cuz her curling iron exploded on the trip… evidently, curling irons, too have limits of how much crap they can endure.
“We all head to the Eiffel Tower, and I wasn’t super excited because I am deathly afraid of heights. So when you see me standing next to the iron please note that I was two decks back from the edge where Yo scared the s*** out of me and pretended to “ﬂy.””
Giggles – it’s prolly fun for Yo to tease you about heights. She seems pretty fearless at times…It looked to me like she was doing a Titanic pose… though I suppose if you fall of a ship it makes more of a splash than a splat off the Eiffel Tower.
“Kyle and Lisa have a heart-to-heart and Kyle admits that she is jealous of Lisa’s friendship with me. Kyle says that Lisa and I are a mismatched pair. . .Hmmm wonder what she means by that?”
It kind of cracks me up that Kyle felt she needed to verbalize that she thought you guys were mismatched. While I disagree with the notion that others have voiced that you’re a younger version of Lisa… it seems to me like you guys enjoy hanging out with each other and have way too much fun for words. That’s my first criteria of a friend – do I want to be around this person?
“Kim and I had a bonding moment on the Tower, which I thought was very sweet. Kyle and Lisa kissed it out — so let’s hope it all goes better now.
I just wish they would move forward in their friendship – however it’s defined for them… and STFU already about it.
“I love to cook, so I was very excited to take this cooking class although I have never loved French food. When we were leaving the hotel heading to the cooking class, I realized that Kim was missing. Yolanda and Kyle went up to check on her. We all hoped it was not another Hawaii incident. This trip to Paris, Kim seemed ﬁne one second and then completely off the next. We were all very concerned about her. Yolanda and Kyle were able to wake Kim and get her down to the class. Lisa was truly concerned, but Kim took it as something it wasn’t. I thought it better to just give Kim and Kyle their space, but I’m not the boss of anyone here.”
Actually, you were the smart one in the group – space is just what the space cadet needed.
“Yolanda, Kyle, Kim, and Mauricio go shopping and Kim is upset because she thinks Lisa is stirring the pot. Yolanda assures her that it doesn’t matter, and if that is true she isn’t her friend. Yolanda was being extremely sweet to Kim and helping her out the entire trip. To make things very clear it was because Kim seemed very unstable during our Paris trip and we were all worried about her. Yolanda was just trying to help Kim put her best foot forward and worry about her health instead of what the rest of us gals thought. All of us, including Lisa, were coming from a loving place.”
Lisa was literally stirring a pot and she was talking behind Kim’s back in front of her face. I think Yo has (or had… as it seems to have evolved… film at 11:00 PM) a soft spot for Kim. Kim has a history of not showing up to things… and while she is anxious to forget all about that – it’s still very clear in all the memories of the sober people in the crowd. She can’t expect people just to forget everything…It seems like people were trying to give her the benefit of the doubt – but they were worried about her.
Sorry guys – Camille is just too busy watching paint dry – to bother to write a blog for us this week.
Sorry guys – Kim is just too busy mixing up her medications, flipping a fig, and rewriting history – to bother to write a blog for us this week.
Sorry guys – Kyle is just too busy babysitting Kim – to bother to write a blog for us this week. I hear she gets $3.00 an hour! Woo hooo!
Lisa starts out talking about the cooking class…
“We had arranged to meet at about 6:30 pm, outside of the hotel. I had spent the morning with Kim, separated before lunch and then spent the afternoon with Yolanda at the Notre Dame. We were all acutely aware that there was a significant change in Kim’s behavior, but couldn’t quite understand what exactly was responsible for the shift. I knew she wasn’t drinking, for sure, and I support her 1000 percent in her struggle with sobriety. But she seemed sleepy, lethargic, rambling, and almost incoherent at times. We waited for her for a substantial amount of time, which in the past had been a bit of a ritual and finally she joined us.”
“She still seemed not herself so I asked her in my naïveté, as there is such a difficult time change of nine hours, if she had taken a sleeping pill. I am ignorant of the fact, and have since been educated, that if you struggle with one sort of addiction, it is almost as if you slipped if you indulge in some sort of sleep aid. I didn’t realize the two were synonymous.”
Yeah, Kim seemed to think Lisa was suggesting that she lost her “sobriety” by taking a sleeping pill. It was insulting to her – I get that – but holy crap on a cracker, did she pitch a fit or what? Imagine what she would have done if Lisa had hidden her crutches?
“Kim was over emotional and volatile, vehemently denying that she had been in her bedroom all day. As I said previously we had left her just before lunch and she didn’t reappear until that evening. . .She was not accurately recalling the events of that afternoon.”
Yes, she wasn’t remembering correctly. We found out last week that she had taken the wrong medication with her on the trip. It’s just too bad Lisa can’t acknowledge that even now. You all were right – she was off. She was medically really off. Plus, add in jet lag and not knowing which end is up…and it’s truly not the biggest deal in the world to be foggy. Well, sometimes it is – but I’ll refrain from mentioning Jodi Arias.
“As we watch this story unfold, all will be explained. I empathize with her situation, and love and support her.”
Lisa, it’s great that you want to support Kim… but just as you don’t like people to talk about you behind your back… it would help if you didn’t talk about Kim.
“Kyle and I still have fun together. You the viewer has seen that. But she repeatedly brings up the question mark over ours. Absolutely the friendship changed, and I have endeavored to explain it to her as best I can. Actions have consequences, and she has difficulty computing that. The ripple effect of the hurt that is caused will manifest a change in any relationship. The trust isn’t there, but I continue to challenge her, intimating that going forward, if she was ever in my corner when under pressure (which sounds ridiculous but occurs frequently in this group of women). I would appreciate it and maybe it would be a step in the right direction towards rebuilding our friendship — back to what it used to be anyway let’s not hold our breath.”
Kyle wants your relationship to be the same as it used to be… sadly for Kyle, she chose “Team Maloof” and that team has gone *poof*. It is so ancient history when someone brings up last year’s selling stories to the tabloids fiasco… There have been plenty of other times when Kyle hasn’t defended Lisa since then… and there have been plenty of times when Lisa hasn’t defended Kyle. Other than being on a reality show, I don’t get how these women can stand there and not say anything while someone says outlandish things they know are probably not the truth. In the interest of normal, honest discussion, why don’t they say what they know to be the truth instead of backing away and watching the fireworks? Oh yeah, this is Bravo… evidently Bravo believes we can’t handle the truth (you must read that using your best Jack Nicholson voice). How many times have we said, “That can’t possibly be true” or “I can’t believe that’s true” in our normal conversations with others? It’s not about having someone’s back as much as it’s trying to keep the conversation at least within eyesight of the truth.
Sorry guys – Marisa is just too busy lovingly reminding her husband that he loves her way more than she loves him – to bother to write a blog for us this week.
“As I watched the first evening in Paris, I was nervous for Kim. As she stood on the balcony talking with Lisa, I knew something wasn’t right with her. It gave me a pit in my stomach seeing her not lucid. As I worry for Kim, I also worry for Kyle. I could see the panic on her face as she realized Kim was “off.” Kyle so desperately wants her sister to succeed in her sobriety and any red flag sends fear through her. As viewers and as friends, we have only seen slight glimpses of the destruction this disease has caused Kim and her entire family. We all love Kim and want her to be healthy and happy. Any sign that she may not be on the positive path she has been on since her treatment evokes concern from everyone in the group. Kim has said that every day is a struggle and we are all so proud of her for each day she succeeds. However, there is a long history here and it’s only natural that Kyle would have fears or doubts that this time the outcome will be different. The questions from the group are frustrating to Kim as she has worked so hard on her recovery but, I know the girls are coming from a place of concern not judgment or criticism.”
Okay, this is like the 3rd week in a row where I agree with Taylor about something. We should all be vewy, vewy scared.
“During the tough times, Lisa and Kyle have been there for me. Lisa can be brutally honest — but if she cares for you, it comes from the heart and with the best of intentions. It wasn’t right for Kim to question Lisa’s concern for her when Kim was clearly disoriented. If Lisa didn’t care for her, she wouldn’t have spent the morning shopping and talking with her. As they were shopping and Kim was rambling, she was saying how much she liked Lisa and how she wanted to spend more time with her back in Beverly Hills. Kim was talking negatively about Kyle at the same time saying she wasn’t “real” to her and that she had changed.”
Yeah, Kim was pretty disoriented. It’s too bad. I truly hope it was temporary.
“Later that evening when the age old question emerged “Where’s Kim?” it became clear that Kim’s recollection of the day’s events were quite different than reality. She was angry with Lisa for pointing out the inconsistencies in the day’s events. Lisa was merely identifying the gravity of Kim’s confusion.”
Yeah, we’d do a “Where’s Waldo” puzzle featuring Kim… except that she’s too easy to find… she is over sleeping in her hotel room… at home looking for a non-existent driver’s license… or searching for that lost shaker of salt.
“Watching Lisa, I could see how puzzled she was at Kim’s lapse of memory concerning the timeline of events that day. I found it ironic that Kim started the day praising Lisa and criticizing Kyle and by the evening she wanted nothing to do with Lisa labeling her “fake and phony” while asking Kyle to sit, listen and support her as she cried in the van. I was bewildered by Kim as the girls made their way around Paris.”
I’m continuing to force myself to give Kim the benefit of the doubt that it was the drug mix-up… right? Kim can’t really be that wackadoo on her own… can she? Perhaps this is her sober? Naw…
Yolanda H. Foster
“Seeing B and I skipping along the Seine just made me so happy because that’s what girlfriend time should be like. It was probably the first time you saw the real me with my guard down because she makes me feel safe to be myself.”
Wait… so now that you and Brandi are besties… you just call her “B”… While it was fun to watch you guys skip… but the cartwheels had me wishing I was there, too!
“I have been quite reserved, probably as a defense mechanism. It has taken me time to trust and figure out who has my back in this group.”
Alex Trebek, the answer is “No one.”
“My time with Brandi in Paris was my favorite time of this whole season, we have so much in common and I just love her honesty she is a good woman and we have been great friends ever since.”
Awww… kumbayah. Just don’t tell her any deep dark secrets. Just sayin’…
“Brandi is very independent and knows Paris. I felt the need to be momma bear and keep an eye on Kim. I felt protective of her because I could see she was struggling and having a tough time. Kyle was occupied with her husband and enjoying the city of love and romance as they should. Lisa and Ken spent the morning with Kim and then took Giggy and I on a double date; I had never dated someone that famous. . .Everyone on the street recognized Giggy and even though I missed my hubby, I enjoyed my date with that little pooch.”
Adorably cute statements that Giggy was the famous one in the group…
“I texted with Kim in the morning and then again later in the afternoon. I knew she was fine, but I was surprised when she wasn’t there on time to leave for dinner. Kim was obviously having issues, but when I went into her room it was very clear to me that she had overslept and was maybe dealing with a chemical imbalance or a mixture of the wrong medication. Her room was perfect and there was not any evidence that she had been drinking.”
You wisely looked around… and came to the seemingly right conclusion.
“Knowing Kim’s doctor very well, she had given me permission to talk to him and see if there was any explanation of why she was feeling so tired and nauseous, so I tried to help her figure out why she was not feeling well. Anyway, I tried to be a good friend and support her but all was forgotten once we were back in L.A. Funny how quickly some people can forget sincere acts of kindness.”
Rut roh… me thinks Kim may not have fallen off the wagon, but she seems to have fallen from grace.
“On our ride to the cooking class, Lisa was trying to be lighthearted and joke — but Kim was uncomfortable and sensitive about having slept for most of the day. I wish once we got to the cooking class that Lisa would have dropped it because seeing her bring it up to Kyle and then Mauricio with Kim in the room, did not make things any better.”
Yeah, Lisa was just making matters worse.
“When Kim, Kyle, and I went shopping the next day, I really enjoyed my time with them and thought we had a nice time. Kim was still hurt about the night before and they both expressed their concerns about Lisa and their perception of what went down in their relationships with her. I meant when I said maybe she does not care anymore. . . At this point, Lisa has been let down by Kyle so many times that the truth is that at some point you stop caring. . .What is so hard to understand?”
It’s pretty clear to most people.
“I believe the only thing constant in life is change, that’s just the way it is, no? Let’s not confuse this with gossip. It’s a clear fact that has been stated over and over again by Lisa herself. Lisa and I have known each other for a couple of years and have a mutual respect for one another. She is a very smart woman that knows how to maneuver in this group better than any of us and she has done it successfully with integrity and loyalty to her friends.”
Well, other than Brandi and now you, I’m not sure who else Lisa would call her “friend” at this point.
“Unfortunately, the love and time I put into Kim on this wonderful trip to Paris was soon forgotten once back in LA as the reality of the story was changed.”
Double rut roh… I would so not want to be Kim right now… it seems like she has landed on Yo’s bad side now… by her own actions and history rewriting.
“Thank god I can go to sleep at night knowing I live my life with great integrity and like I have to remind myself, we sometimes can’t be best friends with everyone. I guess a good deed never goes unpunished, and I wish the sisters well and hope they can find a solution on how to make their relationship work. I continue to keep rooting for Kim and wish her continued success in her journey.”
Ouchie… now they’re merely referred to as “the sisters”… Yikes! Can you say “DONE”… yes, yes, I KNEW you could!
Sunday Night Lineup, March 10th by BB
8PM – The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo); The Amazing Race (CBS); Once Upon a Time (ABC); The Bible (History); The Simpsons/The Cleveland Show (Fox); You Live in What? (HGTV); Riddle of the Crucifixion (Disc); Mindy McCready: Fallen Angel (CMT); Wild West Alaska (Anpl); Cupcake Wars (Food); Wicked Tuna (NatGeo); Jerseylicious (Style); Kingdom of the Oceans (NatGeoWild)
9PM – Revenge (ABC); The Good Wife (CBS); Army Wives (Life); All-Star Celebrity Apprentice (NBC); Family Guy/Bob’s Burgers (Fox); Hawaii Life (9:30 HGTV); Gypsy Sisters (TLC); Gator Boys (Anpl); The Walking Dead (AMC); Oprah’s Next Chapter: Chelsea Handler (OWN); Shahs of Sunset Lost Footage (Bravo); Worst Cooks in America (Food); Wicked Tuna (NatGeo); Catch My Killer (ID); I Survived (Bio); A Bryk at a Time (DIY); Snapped (Oxy); Big Rich Atlanta (Style); Kingdom of the Oceans (NatGeoWild); Girls (HBO); Shameless (Show)
10PM – Mob Wives (VH1); The Mentalist (CBS); The Client List (Life); Red Widow (ABC); Welcome to Myrtle Manor (TLC); Finding Bigfoot (Anpl); Talking Dead (AMC); Bar Rescue (Spike); Storage Hunters (truTV); Oprah Presents Master Class: Cindy Crawford (OWN); Vikings (History); Restaurant Impossible (Food); Mudcats (NatGeo); On the Case (ID); Escaping Evil: My Life in a Cult (Bio); The Vanilla Ice Project (DIY); Snapped: Killer Couples (Oxy); Sharks of the Lost Island (NatGeoWild); House of Lies/Californication (Show)
11PM – WWHL (Bravo)