Teresa, Jacqueline, Jenifer, and Elvira at Dinner – and No Cameras by NoMoreDrama
I like to believe in happy endings, but after all the toxicity of last year’s Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion, seeing Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice together at dinner as if nothing happened in the past just makes me sad. I don’t want them to fight anymore. But I’d rather they just went their separate ways. Anyway, here they are, looking happy, with new housewife Jennifer Dalton, and friend of the housewives Elvira. Elvira tweeted that the dinner wasn’t being filmed.
Real Housewives of Atlanta “Battle of the Booty Videos” by RamonaCoaster
The Atlanta gals are still at Kandi’s housewarming party and they are ready to tell Kendra that her fake ex-beau Walter is there. Cynthia has a great idea to ask Kandi to see the basement so that they can all tell Kenya the story. Kandi tells her then Kenya starts to flip her sh*t. Wow, Kandi has an indoor pool. Kenya’s walking as fast as the wind and she almost runs over Riley. There was a close call running into Walter at one time. Don Juan, Kandi’s manager, is escorting Kenya to help her get her car out and apologizes for inviting Walter unaware of the negativity between them. The lawyer and Apollo knew but didn’t tell anyone until they got there. Sneaky b*tches.
Nene is waiting for a clip from her The New Normal Show where she plays her character and her character’s mother and father. Gregg remembers when Nene would fly out to Los Angeles for pilot season to try out for scripts and finally she lands a show. It’s like winning the lottery. Now the only problem is settling Brent in a school in Atlanta while Nene is filming on the west coast. Gregg asks “want to have a wedding.” Nene just rolls her eyes and Gregg starts getting cute with his rhyming. Nene plays the clips she has been waiting for and she’s happy. I think she did well but it was a little overacted.
Cynthia meets Kenya and Miss Lawrence at an event to talk about Kandi’s party. Cynthia wants to tell Kenya how she feels about Walter being there. Cynthia points out that she’s been to parties where she sees people she doesn’t want to see but she works it out. Kenya says Walter has been talking about her and stalking her. But Kenya has been talking about him too. Cynthia feels the way Kenya deals with it in a dramatic, crazy way is unnecessary. Kenya finally after some push back says I appreciate your advice because that is what good girlfriends do. After the initial craziness and drama of the situation, Kenya does eventually act and think like a sane person.
Speaking of sanity, Porsha has an appointment with a psychologist to talk about her marriage and her miscarriage. Porsha had never discussed her feelings with Kordell about the miscarriage. Porsha feels it will be emotionally hard for her next pregnancy and not wanting to put expectations on Kordell so she won’t be disappointed.
Kandi shows up to a room full of screaming people to celebrate her Bedroom Kandi Boutique Parties Launch. There are salespeople from a lot of different states who are very excited over sex toys. The anticipation of selling sex toys was palpable. Kandi gets the microphone to make her speech and we hear her emotional voice where it’s all choked up and gets high. Women power, yay!
Nene is back filming in Atlanta with Cynthia to have some red wine that they heard helps you lose weight. Get me several cases of that, pronto! Nene is thankful that Wendy Williams showed a clip of her in The New Normal. Cynthia observes that Gregg is very happy when he is with Nene. Nene says they’ve always loved and respected each other. So is there going to be another Atlanta wedding?
Kandi is discussing since Todd has been in her life that her mother has been saying Kandi doesn’t need her any more. Todd points out that she wasn’t at housewarming and Kandi introduces the thought that mama should live in the guest house. Todd loves it but for right now he wants to spend some time together alone. Todd hasn’t proposed yet and Kandi sent him pictures of a ring she really liked. Hint. Kandi mentions surrogates so she doesn’t gain weight and stop working. Todd is on board with that. Kandi mentions prenups and Todd thinks prenups are fun. Todd brings up fairness and a situation that a lot of divorced people find themselves in: separating, moving out of a co-owned place and still throwing money at it. I guess they are going to workout the details later after some nookie.
Speaking of workouts, Kenya is ready to shoot her stallion booty DVD while in Los Angeles the lawyer and Apollo is filming their donkey booty DVD. Miss Lawrence really does have a fabulous black ruffled blouse. Lawrence and Kenya start comparing the lawyer’s body to Kenya’s and Kenya’s does have a body that shows she works out. The comments are really catty on both sides. I can’t wait to see how crazy the comments will get during the reunion.
Kandi puts the kids to work by having them wash their car so they can learn the value of hard work. I’m sure some where down the line they will learn it. Meanwhile, you can have really clean cars.
The dueling scenes filming the two booty videos are boring. I’d rather do Chalene Johnson’s Turbo Jam video.
Nene and Gregg go to a romantic dinner out. Gregg starts being sentimental and romantic while Nene keeps getting texts during their date. Gregg has a good idea to text Nene his romantic intentions. Nene and Gregg tell each other they realize that the grass isn’t greener and divorce wasn’t the answer. Gregg then pops the question, “Will you marry me again.” And without skipping a beat Nene coughs up a lung.
Nene says she wants a proper proposal where Gregg gets down on one knee with a ring. Gregg thinks he can get down on one knee but needs help getting back up. Nene laughs and says “of course, I’ll marry you.” They kiss and I’m glad I didn’t wait until the next episode to hear the answer.
The Amazing Race by MelTheHound
- Idries and Jamil Abdur-Rahman Eliminated in leg 2
- 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 (Derby Moms) are mothers from Colorado. They are also roller derby teammates. I tend to like the Roller Derby Queens.
- Bates and Anthony Battaglia (Hockey Brothers) 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) Took themselves out of the race due to an injury
- 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) Eliminated Leg 4 holding an express pass… Dumbass.
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.
Leg 6 – Scorpion King Hunter – Hanoi, Vietnam to Maun, Botswanna, South Africa
Welcome back race fans. Last week, David and Conner (Utah) took themselves out of the race due to Davids foot injury so no one was eliminated for being last. Even though they probably deserved to be eliminated, Chuck and Wynona were given a huge break after coming in dead last (’cause he won’t listen and follow directions). Besties won the leg and I’ll admit, I’m a little annoyed by that.
This week, they are going to Africa but are only given a city name in the clue. In order to get past the security guard at the travel agent, they must know what country they are going to. The country as it turns out, is Botswana. Besties leave first followed by Newlyweds and both use the hotel internet to find the country. Newlywed Katie apparently has a doctorate but doesn’t want to let on that she’s not just some dumb blonde. Max says, Big Hair, Big Brain. He says the same thing about the Besties. In the order they arrived last week, they leave this week. Derby, Country, and Besties are the remaining all female teams and the hope is one of them will win (please don’t let it be Besties). Some of the teams get the country wrong and have to figure out how to find the proper answer (smartphone to the rescue). Newlywed tells Country, Derby asks a local for a smartphone. Turns out, the first flight out doesn’t leave for several hours so all of them have plenty of time. The only ones not to get help easily from someone, is Alabama because they got there last. The racers must have a list of countries where they are going because they were just reading off of a list until they got it right. As it turns out, it doesn’t make a bit of difference who left when or who is on what alliance. They are all on the same flight to Maun, Botswana.
Once there the teams are to jump on one of three charter planes. As they exit the flight, they have to sign in at the travel agent for one of the three flights that leave, 15 minutes apart. Country, and Hockey get on the first one. Newlywed and Youtube are on the second one. That leaves Besties, Alabama, and Derby moms on the third flight.The flights all leave. Hockey brothers have eyes for the country girls who think they are a pair of chickens. They’re still happy to be in the cramped quarters of the plane with the ladies though. Newlywed is on the plane with YouTube and wishes it was anybody But those two. I guess they could have taken the third flight instead. Quit yer bitchin, Max. On the third flight, Chuck thinks that the cartoon Lion King was made right there in Africa… The others are laughing at him because, he’s just all kinds of special. I’ll bet Wynona wants to crawl under a rock.
Once they land, they get their next clue which is to drive to get another clue. As they are driving (it isn’t like they can get lost here, there’s only one road and one of these teams would have to be complete morons to get lost), they happen upon some bushmen along with jars containing their next clue. It’s a roadblock- Who wants to make a new friend? The idea is, for a member of each team to choose a trio of bushman who will show them where to find a scorpion, to put in the jar. They will then transfer said scorpion to a tree and then they will get their next clue to move on. Bates for Hockey, Caroline for Country are doing the task. As these bushmen are running along, the bushmen notice a male lion, and one of them high tails it up a tree. This was one of Caroline’s people and he may have been putting on an act. Said lion didn’t seem to be too interested in any of them if he even saw them. Plane number two lands with YouTube and Newlyweds. Joey and Max take on the task… I’m just going to put this out there.. Joey, Grow some balls. I cannot stand a man who whines and screams like a 6 year old girl. It makes my skin crawl. Now that I’ve offended everyone…
The teams from plane number 3. Mona, Pam, and Wynona take the roadblock. For some reason, Wynona doesn’t get the hint that she has to actually dig to get to the bug. All the rest seem to pick up on that pretty easily. A couple of the bushmen demonstrate their lack of fear by putting the scorpions in their mouths. Whatever… Not something I would do. The next clue is to ease on down the road, With the bushmen. Winnie is complaining that they Were in first place and Megan is complaining that they were ahead of Derby moms who have now left with their bushmen in the car.
The teams get to the next clue (Hockey is first) and it’s a detour. Fire or Fowl. Fire requires them to walk with the bushmen to a campsite and learn how to make fire with two sticks, zebra pooh, and grass. Once they have a flame they have to light an elder’s pipe and they get the next clue at that point. Fowl requires them to learn some hunting technique by building a snare trap designed to catch a Ginnie (sp) fowl (a fat bird). Then acting like said bird, trigger the trap to get their next clue. Fortunately they don’t have to wait for one of these birds to trip the trap (thinking back to the butt scratching monkeys). With both tasks, as they are walking with the bushmen, they have to imitate the motions and noises the bushmen make. I’m sure this is just to make the American tourists look like complete fools, and they do. It’s all in fun though, right?
Okay, Hockey and Country being there first, take on Fire. Back at the other site, Joey is running back all joyful. YouTube and their bushmen get in the SUV and leave, Joey says “I’m a scorpion king hunter”. One of the bushmen (translated) says, “he was very afraid”… Pam is still digging for her scorpion and I think Wynona got eaten by hers. Actually they are telling her she’s doing it wrong because the way she’s digging, she may kill the scorpion. Up to now, she has only done one roadblock.. The digging on the beach one. Chuck has done 5. I guess one leg had 2 because this is leg 6. Anyway, Newlyweds are in their car with their bushmen and are for some odd reason, offended by the smell of their passengers. They choose fire, and are still offended by the smell. Wait til she has to handle the pooh. I’ll note that they aren’t doing the imitations like they are supposed to. On the other end, Pam and Wynona finally get their scorpions. Pam gets back first of course because Wynona can’t run. She’s giving her jog all she has though.
Hockey gets the elder’s pipe lit and they are on their way to the pit stop, on foot. Country is still having trouble getting their fire started. Derby shows up at the fire camp with Newlyweds not too far behind.YouTube finally arrives and chooses to do fire as well. Besties, take on the Fowl task because they watch a lot of TV and building fires is hard. That leaves Alabama, bringing up the rear, if she made it back to the cars yet. I guess she did because they aren’t too far behind Besties and also choose the Fowl task. You know, Chuck likes to hunt and trap (I’m probably being a little hard on the guy. One of his hobbies is taxidermy and I’m sure he has to catch something in order to stuff it). Eventually, all the other teams decide to switch to the fowl task. Hockey brothers were the only ones to successfully to build a fire.
Besties get the snare built followed by Alabama. Country gets it done as well and that is the order they get to the pit stop behind the first place, Hockey brothers.. They won a trio to Phuket Thailand. Then YouTube finishes and leaves with their trio of bushmen. Remember, the clue said ‘make your way “ON FOOT” to the next pit stop’. Newlyweds finish their snare but they built it wrong so it doesn’t work. Derby moms are also having trouble but they get theirs done and can leave. In a STUNNINGLY stupid move, they decide for some reason they have to go back to the cars and drive somewhere so they decide to go back and check if the cars of the others, are still there. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO… Ladies, You were my pick to win. WHY did you Do that? (because they were my pick to win, that’s why). Well, Now it is a race for 6th place. Newlyweds believe they are last but aren’t quitting. Who will win that 6th spot? YEEEEEEEAAAAAAASSSS! Derby Moms!!!!!!!!!!!! Newlyweds arrive last and……. PHU**!!! This is a non elimination round. Really Phil? I want to sock that guy in the mouth right now. They Were GONE and you let them Stay. I give up on hoping for anything on these shows… Maybe all is not lost. On the next leg, Newlyweds will have to do a speed bump. I’m not hopeful for that meaning anything, they are usually pretty simple. You know, jump up one time, turn around 3 times, proceed.
See you next week. Peace, MTH aka WTFIJeff
Married to Medicine “A Taste of Your Own Medicine” by BB
Mariah is having a “ladies only” birthday party at her house. She is the self-proclaimed Queen Bee. She is married to an emergency room physician from Bangladesh, so their race, according to Mariah is Blackadeshi. She’s the nucleus of her social group. Kari arrives to the party first because, according to Mariah, White people are always on time or early, don’tcha know.
Kari is married to the most respected type of doctor, the “surgeon.” She points to herself and says “this doesn’t come easy,” it takes a lot of work (and you can tell she’s had a whole lotta “work” done). She realized when she married her husband that it was not going to be easy, she was going to have to put in a lot of effort.
Toya, like Mariah, is married to an ER doctor. She comes from the ghetto life, but being a doctor’s wife, she has to leave that mentality at home. She doesn’t think she has much in common with Mariah, but since their husbands work together, they try to keep it together.
The two real doctors, Jackie and Simone, show up. They think they’re “up there” because they are doctors, according to Mariah. Jackie needs to get out more. She is shocked to see pantyhose with peep toed shoes. Jackie doesn’t drink. Simone does. Jackie works out. Simone doesn’t. Jackie has great fashion sense . . . well, you get the picture. Simone loves being a doctor, but she also loves to hang out and have fun.
Quad arrives last. Mariah loves her and has the most in common with her. They have similar upbringings. She’s a newlywed who just married a psychiatrist. She thinks her husband’s profession is not respected enough. Mariah is concerned Quad is not ready to follow the “doctor wife” rules.
The other ladies are not taking to Quad very well and not sure if she’s going to fit in. Kari calls her husband a psychologist instead of a psychiatrist and Quad doesn’t think it’s an honest mistake. Some of the ladies declined Quad’s wedding invitation. Right before the wedding, Quad’s husband called it off via text messaging. Toya tries to get the inside info about what happened and Quad wants to move on because they are now married and she doesn’t want to discuss it. Toya wants to know who would marry a man who would cancel the wedding right before it’s supposed to happen.
There’s a little gang up on Quad and they decide Quad needs to
be schooled on being a doctor’s wife. She needs to learn to control her temper and emotions. Mariah tries to smooth it over with Quad. Kari hasn’t invited Quad to her upcoming party because she doesn’t want the drama. Quad calls her on it and then walks away from the discussion. Mariah doesn’t think that was a good idea. Mariah tells Quad she should not have walked away and Quad loses her temper. Quad goes off with Mariah and says everyone has skeletons in their closets but she just hasn’t opened their closet doors yet.
Kari, Toya and Mariah get together the next day to talk about what happened. Mariah tries to defend Quad and tells the ladies they have to be nice. Kari says they need to extend the olive branch and Mariah calls her four-faced, not two-faced.
Next we are at Jackie’s office where she chastises her patient about her diet. Simone shows up. She used to be a partner in Jackie’s practice but couldn’t get along with Jackie’s other partner. She moved next door and opened her own practice. Jackie calls Simone out for not wearing heels and tells Simone she can’t tell she’s lost any weight and there’s nothing wrong with being a full-figured girl.
At Kari’s house, she’s preparing for a date night with Jonathon. They have two date nights a week. Kari works very hard to not be boring. He’s stressed about the office and wants to talk about work. Kari just wants to relax and enjoy spending time with her husband. He asks Kari to get her computer so they can discuss the financials of his practice. He gets up and has to make a call to the hospital. He finds out he has to go back and leave Kari’s little romantic party she’s set up for them.
Mariah is going to have a “Doctor’s on the Dock” party. Her party planner goes over the plans with her. Mariah has a large house on a lake. It’s not exactly on the scale of a Beverly Hills mansion, but it’s pretty big.
At Toya’s house, they are getting their family ready for the day ahead. Their two little boys are very cute and it’s nice watching a dad helping get his kids ready for the day. Toya wants to move into a more prestigious area of Atlanta and is working on getting Eugene onboard about moving. He agrees. Happy Wife, Happy Life. Eugene seems to be a little bit of a pushover, but we’ll see.
Quad is so, so, so elated she’s married to Gregory. They discussed what made Gregory call off the wedding. They were fighting, Quad left, and he sent out a text calling off the wedding, embarrassing Quad. She was so upset she threw a bowl at him, he called the police and they were both arrested. Quad says Gregory was unlawfully detained and he is not a criminal and doesn’t want people to even think that. She doesn’t want any of the ladies to know about that incident. Well, the whole world knows about it now. Gregory thanks Quad for standing by his side.
Mariah goes to see Jackie, who is concerned about the “incident” that happened at Mariah’s party. Mariah tells Jackie her presence may have been intimidating at the party. Jackie apologizes if she came off as a little snooty. Jackie gets deeply saddened when women, especially women of color, don’t handle conflict resolution in a proper manner. Mariah thinks Jackie can be a little boring or Mother Teresa, but she has a point. Jackie thinks Mariah thinks Jackie is the abnormal one and that could be.
Mariah goes to Quad’s house to discuss the other women. They discuss Tacky Toya from Detroit first. Mariah reminds Quad not to let people push her buttons and she needs to keep her composure. Quads tell Mariah she’s trying not to be what she once was. Then they get to talking about Kari. Quad calls both women treacherous. Mariah reminds Quad she needs to be on her best behavior at her upcoming “Doctors on the Dock” party. We all know what’s going to happen.
Mariah’s mom Lucy is talking to her prior to the party about her concerns about what might go down between Quad and the others. Everybody arrives, then Quad. She definitely has an agenda and is looking to start something with Kari and Toya. Stay tuned.
So Bravo did not disappoint. They managed once again to use the same old tired formula of finding a group of shallow, cut-throat women to strut their bad selves in front of a tv camera. They didn’t even have to go to a new city. I’m sure the bona fide medical community of Atlanta is overjoyed at how they are being portrayed by this group of classy “professionals.” Bravo is using the same old recipe while the other cable networks are leaving them in the dust with new, innovative programming. Thank goodness for that.
Real Housewife of Aiken
Real Housewives of Vancouver on YouTube
Try this to find all seven episodes,
We’ve got some volunteers for much of the list. Just a few more shows…
- Dance Moms
- LA Shrinks
- Kandi Factory
- Don’t be Tardy
Monday Night Lineup, March 25th, by BB
8PM – The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Bravo); Dancing with the Stars (ABC); The Voice (NBC); How I Met Your Mother/Rules of Engagement (CBS); Antiques Roadshow (PBS); The Carrie Diaries (CW); Bones (Fox); WWE (USA); Secret Life of the American Teenager (Family); Welcome to Myrtle Manor: Double Wide (TLC); Fast N Loud: Revved Up (Disc); E! News/Chasing the Saturdays (E!); Love & Hip Hop (VH1); Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout? (NatGeo)
9PM – The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion Part 1 (Bravo); The Following (Fox); Dallas (TNT); 2 Broke Girls/Mike and Molly (CBS); 180 Days: A Year Inside and American High School (PBS); Love It or List It (HGTV); Storage Wars (A&E); Welcome to Myrtle Manor: Double Wide (TLC); Fast N Loud (Disc); Being Human (SyFy); Bizarre Foods America (Trvl); Black Ink Crew (VH1); I Killed My BFF (Biography); Kitchen Crashers (DIY)
10PM – LA Shrinks (Bravo); Castle (ABC); Revolution (NBC); Hawaii Five-0 (CBS); Teen Mom 2 (MTV); House Hunters (HGTV); Bates Motel (A&E); Welcome to Myrtle Manor: Double Wide; The Devil’s Ride (Disc); Lost Girl (SyFy); Burning Love/After Lately (E!); Lizard Lick Towing (truTV); Hotel Impossible (Trvl); Monday Mornings (TNT); Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Food); Inside Combat Rescue (NatGeo); FBI Criminal Pursuit (ID); My Evil Sister (Biography); Bath Crashers (DIY); 1 Girl 5 Gays (Logo)
11PM – WWHL: Kyle Richards and Dr. V (Bravo)
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