65 Bravolebrities Take New York by NoMoreDrama
First of all, let’s squelch the rumor that Bravo dissed the NY Housewives for the big Bravo upfronts – which I think means filming the commercials. Ramona, Heather, and Carole were all in attendance (see photos on RealityTea) and Carole joked on twitter about Heather cutting a dance move. Heather is involved in some sort of event with Andy on Saturday. An ex huff post, now blogger, claimed that only Sonja got an invite, but Sonja wasn’t there. If the source for the blogger is LuAnn, she’s really out of touch with her castmates.
There were a whole lot of bravolebrities in attendance. Andy tweeted that there were 65 at the party last night. Here are a few of the tweets and photos he tweeted. All photos are tweeted by Andy. My guess is he wants us to share them.
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Rachel Zoe Project by Amy
At Rachel’s house Rodger snuggles up to her while she is on her computer. She is looking at apartments in New York City. Rodger repeats that he doesn’t want to get one and that he worries about Skyler’s quality of life. He would want one if it was just a “crash pad” but looking is stressing him out. Rachel picks out the most expensive apartment available on Park Avenue with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.
At the office, the girls are swapping wedding rings. They talk about when Rachel and Rodger were first dating and how she would go at 2am to pick him up from his job and made sure to always wear red lipstick. They talk about how in love they are. Rodger goes out to lunch with his friend and Rachel calls twice to talk about nothing really. Rodger says that she would want to spend all her time with him instead of her friends while he wants to spend time with friends and her. Then he talks about how stressed out he is about looking at apartments in NYC.
Lauren the collection manager and Mandana talk at the office about their upcoming meeting. They want to limit distractions because Rachel will only be in the meeting for 2 hours and they need her to make decisions on the footwear for her collection.
At the footwear review they talk about the weather in L.A. Rachel talks about how she loves coats and layers and that’s why she likes being in NYC. Everyone loves footwear review because they get to discuss shoes. She wants them to be fashionable but also functional and wearable for several hours. Rachel would choose to make all her shoes nine inch platforms, but says that some of her best selling shoes are flats, which is surprising to her.
Rachel and Rodger talk about all of Skyler’s riding toy cars and Rodger says that he had a hard time putting them all together. They talk again about the apartment in NYC and Rodger worries about the cost and wants them to be focused on the business. Rachel feels that Rodger is short sighted, because he is the business one while she is the creative one. Back at the office Rodger arrives to talk to Mandana. He says he and Rachel felt guilty about going to Paris without her so they bought her a present. They got her a golden chocolate Eiffel Tower and other assorted chocolates. Mandana says in her TH that she really doesn’t want Rachel and Rodger to be always on the east coast.
Lauren and Marisa bring Nordstrom customers around Rachel’s office as part of an exclusive tour of the inner workings of brands and fashion design. Lauren can’t help but sell a little. Rachel arrives and says that she’s so grossly normal that she feels sad for the customers that she isn’t more exciting. Later on there is a Dreamdry meeting. Construction is apparently moving quickly and will be done sooner than they thought. Rachel clarifies that it will be done “sooner than we thought the 4th time”. It is projected to take 7-9 weeks to finish. Robin says that they need to come back to NYC. Robin says that at a construction site, Rachel cannot wear black unless she wants to come out wearing grey.
Rachel and Rodger head to NYC. They are going to look at apartments. Rodger feels like they just left and can’t believe they are already back. Skyler is adorable, as usual. Rachel says they need to stop at Brian Atwood. Rachel loves his store, “it’s art and shoes displayed on shelves”. Skyler is brought animal crackers on a silver platter and Rachel jokes that he has such a normal life (can they adopt me? I’d only borrow basically everything in her closet). At Rachel’s office the girls discuss how they hope that Rachel doesn’t end up moving to NYC.
Back in the city Rachel and Rodger decide to stop by Dreamdry. Rodger is worried about how long it will take to open. They start talking about coats and Rachel says that for a week in the city, she would need to bring at least 7 coats. The motto of Dreamdry is “make everyday fabulous”. They enter the salon and it is still very much under construction. Rachel and Rodger talk about how they hoped construction would be further along. Rachel doesn’t want to be negative. Robin shows her the beginnings of the chevron floor that made them over budget. As they talk a part of a wall falls. Rachel says she has complete faith in Robin but is worried that they won’t be ready for the launch date.
As they are driving, Rodger sees an advertisement for the Rachel Zoe Project on the side of a bus and they take a picture. They set out to look at apartments and Rodger pronounces clandestine weird. They check out a beautiful 2000 sq ft. 3 bed 2.5 bath apartment but it doesn’t seem to have enough space for Rachel. Back at Rachel’s office they talk about how busy they are and enjoy their new fuzzy rug. Rachel and Rodger talk about the apartment more, Rachel feels that it was too small and felt claustrophobic. They look at the next apartment and it seems to work better for Rachel. She feels that it is kind of amazing. It has 3,750 sq. feet and seven closets. There are 5 bedrooms and Rodger feels that it is too big. It has 4,000 sq. feet outside on a patio. Rachel wants to make an offer on the apartment. Rodger says that it is the sort of place they would get if they moved from L.A. They talk about how they are happy with what they are doing now, Rachel says that she is ok with living out of hotels for now. They talk about wanting to have a daughter and snuggle together on a loveseat. (I’m hoping they are done with this apartment subplot, it was getting repetitive. But it was sweet to begin and end the episode with Rachel and Rodger snuggling, they seem like a happy couple and it’s sweet to see.)
It’s a Brad, Brad World by Johanna
This episode begins with Brad in car with Lindsay. They are discussing how they will be styling Beth, from 2 Broke Girls. While in the car, they call Thomas to further discuss the fitting. Brad tells Thomas to start pulling dresses, and to “knock it out of the park and keep them dazzled!” Brad makes a corny joke about taking two broke girls and turning it into one rich girl.
At Brad’s office, Hannah and Thomas are talking about the fitting with Beth. They call the manager from Donna Karen and tell her how they are working with Beth and are going to need dresses from them asap. In their talking head, they say that they know they will be getting the dresses in a very timely manner and make a little joke about Fed Ex. They are so cute 🙂
At Brad and Gary’s house, they are talking about their big move coming up. They have lived in this house for eleven years and for the entire duration of their relationship. Gary brings up how he had only had the house for three months before Brad moved in. Brad asks Gary what his favorite memory from living there was and he says his favorite memory was the first time they threw a party there together, a month after Brad moved in because he says that when he first knew he was in love with Brad, and also because he (Gary) looked great that night 🙂 Brad jokes that the only things he cares about are the things that are going to wind up being in his office.
Back at the office. Brad and Thomas are examining all the dresses Thomas pulled. In his talking head, Brad says Thomas has great fashion sense that is similar to his own. Brad says Beth is known for plunging nexlines and making a statement. He is talking about how he wants to keep people guessing about what style Beth will wear, and how he wants people to see her on the red carpet and say, “Is that Beth Behrs?” I love how Brad starts quoting Cher in Burlesque. I think I found it so great because I knew exactly what he was talking about, and his impression was AMAZE.
At Brad and Gary’s, it’s the day of the move and Brad is working so it’s just Gary with the movers. He is griping about how he manages to be home for the move but Brad isn’t. He directs the movers through the house. In his talking head, Gary says it’s very bittersweet because he has a lot of happy memories in the house. He says he’s glad Brad isn’t there so he can hold it over his head at a later date. I love Gary!! He has a great sense of humor and I can totally see why he writes for Family Guy.
At the office, Brad, Lindsay and Thomas are there and Beth arrives! She hugs everyone and Brad asks her if she is excited about Amfar. Brad says they will be sticking to black tie attire because it’s a very glam event. She comes out in look number one, and they aren’t that into it. Look two is a black velvet Armani gown and Brad says it’s perfection on her body and very appropriate for that event. Dress three is a very pretty purple Rodriguez but they aren’t very excited about it. Dress four is a pleated, purple Carolina Herrera. No one’s into it. Dress five is a shiny silver Armani gown that everyone loves. Brad says it’s a fresh approach to red carpet dressing, and pairs it with some Jimmy Choos. Her final two options are the two Armani gowns. Beth says she’s leaning toward the black but the silver is something different.
In the filler scene, Brad and Lindsay are at Brad’s house going through some of his old clothes for the move. He says he’s never getting rid of any of the clothes or shoes but he’s going to pretend for Gary’s sake.
Back at Brad’s office, Beth calls the day of the Amfar gala. She says she will be wearing the Armani black dress. Brad says she chose it for “function over fashion”. They show pictures from Beth on the red carpet and she really does look beautiful. Good choice on Brad and Beth’s part!
Brad arrives at the house and Gary is there. The house it totally empty and they walk from room to room with Lindsay. They muse over the empty house. Brad is in his closet talking about how he has created so many magical outfits there but can’t wait to new house where this is a bigger closet and more opportunities for him to make magic. As the episode ends, Brad and Gary have one last kiss before they leave…
Survivor 26 Caramoan
Fans vs Favorites by MelTheHound Week 8
Current Residence: New York, N.Y.
Occupation: Event Planner
Previous Season: Survivor: Gabon – 12th castaway voted out/4th Jury Member
Current Residence: Los Angeles
Occupation: Clinical Consultant
Previous Season: Survivor: South Pacific – 11th castaway voted off/3rd Jury Member
Current Residence: South Jordan, Utah
Occupation: English Professor
Previous Season: Survivor: South Pacific – 13th castaway voted out/5th Jury Member
Current Residence: Washington, D.C.
Occupation: Harvard Law Student
Previous Season: Survivor: Redemption Island – Made it to the final 3
Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif.
Occupation: Chief Executive Officer of Enter Software Sales
Previous Season: Survivor: Redemption Island – 13th castaway voted out/ 8th Jury Member
Current Residence: New York, N.Y.
Occupation: Entertainment Host and Writer
Edward “Eddie” Fox
Current Residence: East Brunswick, N.J.
Current Residence: San Francisco, Calif.
Occupation: Real Estate Sales
Current Residence: Boise, Idaho
Occupation: Fast Food Franchisee
Previous Season: Survivor: Nicaragua – 11th castaway voted out/3rd Jury Member
Current Residence: Miami, Fla.
Occupation: Paddleboard Co. Owner
Previous Season: Survivor: Micronesia – 13th castaway voted out/6th Jury Member
Current Residence: Santa Clarita, Calif.
Occupation: Comic Book Artist
Previous Season: Survivor: Philippines – 15th castaway voted off/8th Jury member
Current Residence: Hermosa Beach, Calif.
Voted out week 1 (2nd time voted out first)
Alexandra “Allie” Pohevitz
Voted out week 2
Voted out week 3
Evac’d Week 4
Voted out week 4
Voted out week 5 as ‘the author of his own fate’
Voted out week 6
Voted out week 7
Welcome back Castaways. Note the list above. I’ve removed the tribe names from the list as they will merge this week. It no longer matters though I’m sure some will keep alliances. You’ve all been on this ride long enough to know who is playing against who (all of them). So let’s get to the show. Last week, Julia was sent home after she blabbed what Pinky told her not to blab. Read what I said last week if you really care what I think of that.
After the tribal council, Bikal is back at camp doing their usual stuff. Corrine is happy that she’s saved her gay. Pinky pulls Dawn and Corrine aside to spill that he threw that challenge to get rid of Julia. Like Cochran says, Pinky, bullshit (that’s me, not them). The two of them are calling BS as well. Why not just admit you blew it Pinky? He claims he made the decision during the challenge. In other words, you petered out and that’s your excuse, Pinky. Well, Excuses are like assholes. Everyone has one and they all stink. That’s my summary of what Corrine is saying and this segment ends with her, in TH, there is no question that he has got to go.
Day 20.. They know there’s a merge coming soon at Bikal and Pinky tells them to be vigilant and not go off into any one on one conversations. Corrine feels fortunate that she has her gay still in the game (puke). It raises flags. Dawn goes to the well to collect water and cry some more. TH Dawn says that this is the point in the game last time when Cochran flipped and within two days, she was gone. One needs to be a decision maker she says. Play the game, not let the game happen to you. She’s right. I wonder when she’s going to start. She says that the prize is life changing and means so much to her and her family of 6 kids. College and other stuff paid for for them (that depends on the school, Dawn). Of course, during this, she’s weepy and knows it seems like she cries a lot.
At Gota, there’s a boat a comin’. The boat is there to take them to a ‘new home’ and they were given a key… Anybody not know what that means? Andrea seems to have an idea.. Merge time. She’s excited to see her old tribemates but, now it will be an individual game. She has to be on her toes. In other words, she will now have to do something besides sit on her ass and push someone else forward just to stay in the game. The rest of Gota is excited as well. The boat arrives at the Bikal camp, because they have all the stuff, and it’s nearly official. Gota gets off the boat, they all greet each other and open the chest that has their next meal and their new colors (green). They eat and are discussing a name, a few options come up but the one chosen is Enil Edam. Dumbass Andrea says that it means New Beginning. I don’t know, maybe it does. I’m no linguist. This was Malcolm’s idea by the way. In case you are wondering why he chose that name, remove the space and spell it backwards. Madeline, his mother’s name. He wanted to give her a shout out. Corrine thinks this is the dumbest name she ever heard of. It has too many syllables. Whatever Corrine. Pinky corners Andrea and tells her of his plans to make sure one of the core 6 of the alliance is there at the end. Whatever Pinky. I’m not going to bring up what he tells her to do because I’m sick of that name and I think he’s full of it anyway. Corrine, who had aligned herself with Malcolm, is on the beach talking to him about Pinky. She’s still gunning for him and is looking for a new alliance to get rid of him. ‘He’s the crazy Philip from his original season times ten (that is the last time you’ll see me use his real name)’. She says she has Mike, Malcolm says he has Reynold and Eddie and thinks he can get Erik. That’s 6. They need a 7th because there are 12 of them. 8 faves vs 4 fans. The thing to keep in mind here is that Corrine is trying to make a move against Pinky. At least that’s what she says. Pinky wants to go for the strong fans, Reynold and Eddie. Her idea is to take out Sherri and Then, take out Pinky when they have a clear 6/5 majority. TH Corrine says she has yet to be involved in a blindside. It’s time.. Blindside time. We’ll see how well that works out for her because next to Pinky, she’s the next in line on my disgust scale.
Day 22 and it’s immunity challenge time. Tree mail read by Cochran says, “Can you Stomach the stress of tribal council, have you Bitten off more than you can chew. Swallow your pride and a whole lot more, or by this evening, you could be through.” They all know as well as we do, this is an eating contest and it’s going to be gross stuff. Eddie is worried that he may have to tell the girls back home that he had to eat a cow’s _____ or something like that (you fill in the blank). Cochran notes that while Eddie is concerned that may hurt his mojo with the ladies, HE hopes that being willing to do this challenge will help His cred with the ladies. Make him seem a bit of a badass and dangerous.. I wonder if Cochran understands that when he’s pulling in $400 per hour as a lawyer, some types of women will flock to him.
Okay, let’s get to this. This challenge has been done many times before and all of these local ‘delicacies’ have been used before. It is an elimination round challenge. First 6 at a time, then final 6, final 3, final 2 and the one who wins that round, wins immunity. First 6 are Andrea, Sherri, Corrine, Erik, Eddie, and Malcolm. They are dining on beetle larva. Gives new meaning to the word Beetleguise, doesn’t it? (sorry). Malcolm finishes second followed by Eddie. The rest can go puke their guts out, they are out of the challenge. Next the other 6 go.. Reynold, Brenda, Pinky, Michael, Cochran, and Dawn. Dawn seems confused because she’s raring to go. She’s going to start on her beetle larva before Probst says go. Once they get that all straightened out, he says go and they begin dining. Cochran is an animal. I think he swallowed his whole and he is first done. Pinky is next. Dawn couldn’t quite choke hers down before Michael so he gets the third spot from that group. The next delicacy for the diners, Ship worms. Disgusting nasty looking black wormlike creatures that are not actually worms, but part of the clam family (according to Probst). What they are is the seaborne equivalent of Termites. Malcolm, Eddie and Cochran take this round for final 3. Andrea nearly made it but all she has to show for it is a ship worm mustache. Next on the menu, Duck Embryos. Really? These have feathers, beaks, the whole bit. In other words, almost ready to hatch. Cochran and Malcolm win this round. Eddie thinks he’s bitten into a beak. Cochran by the way is feeling pretty c0cky about himself right about now. The final entree of the night, Pig Brains. Cochran owns this challenge and wins immunity for the next council. He does the Rocky victory dance. They all (finally) cheer him.
Back at the camp, his celebration continues. He admits in talking head that he may have been a bit obnoxious at the challenge after winning but in all seriousness, how many times is a guy like him going to win immunity? After all, he, the pipsqueak, beat the golden god of the tribe, Malcolm. David and Goliath. Malcolm says he’s happy for him, doesn’t plan on keeping him around long, so let him get that one off of the bucket list. Yes, I think Malcolm is an ass too.
Time for the back stabbing to begin. Reynold and Eddie know Pinky is gunning for them. Malcolm is still playing with this Corrine alliance idea. Corrine doesn’t like split votes (she wants Pinky gone). As she sees it, the way to get rid of Pinky is to make it an uneven number tribe (11) by voting out Sherri. She’s trying to explain to Pinky her way of thinking (as she wants him to believe) but he doesn’t listen to anyone but himself. This pisses Corrine off and only strengthens her resolve to flip, and get rid of Pinky. She brings the idea of Sherri going home as well as her gripes about lord Pinky, to Cochran, Dawn and Andrea. TH Cochran doesn’t like the idea that Pinky and Corrine are always at each other’s throats because it will show everyone, fans included, that the faves are not such a cohesive group after all. I don’t really get a read about what they are willing to do at this point. She next goes to Reynold and Eddie to pitch the idea of Sherri going home. They are on board with it. If it works, they will finally be on the cool kid alliance calling the shots. Next we see Corrine and Dawn off for a private chat and Corrine spills her plan to Dawn. TH Dawn notes that last time she came into this kind of information, she didn’t share it and that was her downfall. Got that? What does she do next? Tells Cochran. The two of them hatch a plan to get rid of Corrine. Ruhroh. Cochran talks to Andrea who believes she can get Sherri and Erik to vote with them to knock out Corrine. Andrea, tells Pinky who of course, is incensed that anyone would dare challenge the specialist. He cannot allow that. He talks to Sherri and tells her if she wants to stay in the game and gain HIS trust, she has to vote out Corrine. Sherri cannot stand Pinky but she’ll do what she needs to in order to stay in the game. Andrea then gets Erik on board. It must be so fun to play this game with all these sheep. Good Gawd…. Someone tell me when these alliances started in these games so I can go back and look to see when it was a real individual challenge, not a quest to push some asshole to the finish line.
We’re at council. Cochran is safe, and the Probsting begins. Michael acknowledges that with only 4 fans left, being one of them is precarious. Corrine says a situation is never helpless, she’s about solutions not problems. Come to her with a problem, she’ll listen (a shot at Pinky). Dawn says, there are 12 players, and all of them can’t be in the final 3 so it makes sense that each is trying to make decisions that will ensure them a spot in the final 3. Dream on Dawn. As long as you’re kissing Pinky’s ass, you won’t be there. Probst says to Cochran that by saying Talk to me, Corrine is opening a door. Cochran says that he would be more suspicious of her if she wasn’t open to the idea of talking. This guy is one cool cucumber, nicely burnt. He’s going to make a good lawyer. Reynold notes, that this power 8 (faves) have 4 more chess pieces to play with (fans) but not all 8 of them can be top 3. Erik (who believes he is the swing vote and may very well be), says, yes. That’s just the way the game goes. There are always going to be people on the bottom. Probst tells Andrea that being a returning player is good news bad news. Both are the same, they’ve played the game before. She agrees.. A lot of these people are good at deception and lying. She’s definitely more nervous than she has been before. Probst asks Corrine if she agrees with that. She says that everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the face. That’s what every one of the favorites is waiting to have happen, get punched in the face. He asks Sherri if there is anything the fans can do at this point. She plays into it and says she doesn’t think the fans have a shot and yes, she believes that. To Reynold, Tough spot to be in if you’re a fan right now. He says that not everything is as apparent as it may seem. Tonight’s vote may not be a big shocker but some shockers are on the way. Let’s vote. They vote, no idol is played, 7:5 Corrine:Sherri. Corrine is gone.
All through the discussion Corrine had the Cheshire Cat smile on her face thinking she had this one locked. It would have been a good move if it had worked but she wasn’t careful about who she talked to about her plan (Dawn). She should have had one of the others do it. As the votes were read, 5 votes for Sherri first, then the first and second for Corrine, that smile was gone. By the time the 5th vote for her was read, her face was in her hands. At the 6th vote, she knew what was coming and the 7th vote for her read, confirmed it. Probst notes that this was anything but what someone expected and it likely won’t be the last time. Sherri has a look of relief on her face.
Next week kids, Malcolm makes his move and Eddie makes one of his own, on Andrea. Corrine, in her original season, she liked the people she was playing with. Here, this time around, only Malcolm and Michael, none of the rest. Way to go out Corrine but at least she’s honest about it. Watch it here at your leisure. Close ad and watch as free user – Start Video (you may have to press play as well). Download nothing and just close any pop up windows. Some players may ask you to enter a word or phrase to proceed. I’ve tried that, successfully, with no ill-affects that I could see. That is, I’m suggesting it’s safe to do so. Ask if you need help with that. You can also watch at CBS.COM(with the commercials and it is torture because you can’t skip them).
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Thursday Night Lineup, April 4th, by BB
8PM – American Idol (Fox); The Big Bang Theory/Two and a Half Men (CBS); Community/Parks and Recreation (NBC); Wife Swap (ABC); Casino Confidential (TLC); Disappeared (ID)
9PM – Project Runway (Life); Person of Interest (CBS); The Office/Go On (NBC); Grey’s Anatomy (ABC); New Girl/The Mindy Project (Fox); The First 48; America’s Worst Tatoos (TLC); Auction Kings (Disc); North Woods Law: On the Hunt (Anpl); Freak Show (9:30 AMC); World’s Dumbest (truTV); Swamp People (History); Mysteries at the Museum (Trvl); Disappeared (ID); Braxton Family Values (WE); Behind the Build (DIY); Brunch at Bobby’s (9:30, Cook)
10PM – Tabatha Takes Over (Bravo); Elementary (CBS); Hannibal (NBC); Scandal (ABC); Anger Management/Archer (FX); Ridiculousness/Failosophy (MTV); House Hunters (HGTV); NY Ink (TLC); Property Wars (Disc); Men at Work (TBS); North Woods Law (Anpl); Comic Book Men (AMC); Upload with Shaquille (truTV); Big Rig Bounty Hunters (History); Chef Wanted With Anne Burrell (Food); Mudcats: Down and Dirty (NatGeo); Disappeared (ID); Funeral Boxx (FitTV); Yardcore (DIY)
11PM – WWHL: Tabatha Coffey and Fred Armisen (Bravo)
HilDiog is asking that we keep her mom in our prayers. Please see her note below. NMD.
“We had to postpone our wedding. On Sunday, my Mom was very ill. On Monday, her boyfriend called 911 & she was transported to the hospital via ambulance. She was admitted into the ICU w/a UTI & diabetes issues. I asked the doc the prognosis and they said good…you will be ok for your wedding. Early Tuesday AM she had a heart attack out of nowhere! She is currently stable but they aren’t able to remove the ventilator at this time. The docs advised me yesterday that I would need to postpone the wedding.
If you would please ask all the wonderful Lynnfam to keep my mom in their prayers I will be deeply appreciative. We aren’t in the clear just yet and this a long, hard recovery.
I may not be able to check the blog but just knowing I have extra prayers mean the world.”