Jealousy Among Housewives – No Really, There Is – by NoMoreDrama
Women supporting women. We see glimpses of it on Real Housewives. Cynthia being loyal to NeNe. Brandi, Yolanda, and Lisa being supportive of each other. We’ve also seen the opposite. Jill Zarin. Most of the OC ladies. Adrienne and Lisa. Well now rumors are surfacing that it was jealously that led to the demise of the Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump relationship. Remember back a year or so ago when the last season ended. Lisa was shooting a spin off, and rumors started to float that it wasn’t picked up. Obviously the rumors were false and we were subjected to Vanderpump Rules and Lisa became the first housewife to spin off a show that wasn’t just about her life. Kandi will be next with Kandi Factory, and now Phaedra Parks will have a show about lawyers. It’s a big step up from the “I’m getting married” tired old storyline spin offs.
As Lisa was filming the pilot for her show, Kyle Richards and Mauricio were filming a pilot for a show that centered on his real estate business (according to this article). According to the source: “They were in competition, from what I understand, because the network wanted to to add a spin off from the Beverly Hills franchise and decided to put Lisa and Kyle to the test.” Manipulation of the friendship again??
About Lisa’s show being picked up, and Kyle’s ending on the cutting room floor: “I think that hurt Kyle’s feelings a bit, because she wanted that for herself and for her husband. That would have been great for his business and they even tried to highlight his real estate success when they shot an episode of Housewives in downtown L.A. These girls will smile in each other’s faces and pretend to care about one another – – that’s why you see Kyle crying at the drop of a dime. But there’s so much competition and cattiness going on, it’s scary.”
It was probably that reunion and Kyle’s plummeting popularity after the attack on Lisa (that Brandi said Kyle was aware of but Kyle denied) that was the nail in the coffin.
Meanwhile with the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion, we’ll see Phaedra Parks take Kenya Moore to task for the disparaging remarks Kenya has made about Phaedra’s weight and lack of fitness – as the two ladies battled over their fitness videos. Although Phaedra’s comeback is that Kenya’s booty is full of silicone. See the story here. I had been thinking all season that their feud was just a storyline, but perhaps it’s the most real thing about Kenya.
And Kandi Burruss will take NeNe Leakes to task about her nasty tweets, etc. Even with all her success NeNe finds it hard to take the high road on twitter, and shows herself to be ultrasensitive to any slight comment her castmates may make about her in their talking head interviews. Kandi has been the only one to even mention NeNe – and she’s taken the hits on twitter. Kandi will confront NeNe about calling Kandi fat and saying things about Kandi’s former fiancee (AJ) who passed away three years ago. The story is here.
In unrelated gossip, it has been revealed that Adrienne (who?) Maloof had a short marriage in the 1990s. It lasted around six months. You can read about it here. There’s nothing astonishing about that news – but it is another thing she didn’t talk about on camera – although we only learned about Ken’s son this season as well.
And finally – tweet deleter Johnny the Greek has been outed. Johnny is the person who filed charges against Chris Laurita and Joey Manzo after they got into a physical altercation last Saturday night. Asked on twitter if he was hurt, Johnny said something like “Hurt? LMFAO!.” But when news broke that had filed charges saying he was injured, the tweet was deleted. Johnny is infamous for deleting ALL his tweet history about three weeks ago – probably because his stories don’t add up. Well Johnny, something tells me Joey and Chris are laughing their asses off. Here’s the story. And please don’t anyone think I’m on the side of Joey and Chris. I pick none of the above for the Jersey group.
Project Runway “Finally on My Own” by BB
Last week, Richard was eliminated. The five remaining designers are: Daniel, Michelle, Stanley, Patricia, and Layana.
Judges: Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen and guest judge actress Jordana Brewster. Mentor: Tim Gunn
The designers are told they will now be working on their own as individual designers. They are all very happy about that, but then learn they will have sewing assistants who will work under them. They will be directing their assistants. They will find out who their assistants are the next day after they find out what the challenge is.
The next day they meet at the Hearst Bldg., the home of Marie Claire magazine. Nina tells them they will be creating a fashion forward editorial look to be featured in the May 2013 edition of Marie Claire. Actress Jordana Brewster will be wearing the winning look in the magazine spread. Nina doesn’t want to see a gown or a t-shirt and pants. It needs to be an editorial look and it must be what’s next not what’s now. They have one day and a budget of $250. Nina tells the designers to not disappoint nor embarrass her.
After the designers sketch and come up with their ideas, they are off to mood. Daniel is planning on doing a jacket (of course) and shorts. Michelle is going to do a bitchin’ giant pleated pair of pants with a little t-shirt (didn’t Nina say no t-shirts and pants?). Layana plans on doing something in bold blue with cut-outs and gold chains (huh?)
Back in the work room the assistants appear. They are Amanda, Richard, Kate, Tu, and Samantha. NOBODY wants Richard. Stanley gets to choose first because he won the last challenge. He chooses Tu because he sews well and can help with his leather jacket. The rest get to choose in the order their names are picked from the infamous black button bag. Michelle chooses Amanda. Daniel chooses Samantha. Layana chooses Kate. That means Patricia gets Richard. She looks like she’s going to cry because they were just teamed together and it was a disaster.
Stanley is making his pants and letting Tu work on the jacket. Daniel is working on his jacket and letting Samantha work on the shorts. Patricia is confusing Richard again and she is rethinking her design because of Richard. Stanley is being OCD with Tu and the others notice he’s not treating Tu very well. Kate and Layana seem to be getting along as well as Michelle and Amanda.
Tim checks in. He’s worried about Michelle having a see through top with a black bra underneath. Michelle is not quite as confident after Tim’s comments. Stanley knows Nina didn’t want pants and a t-shirt so he’s wondering why Michelle is going that way. Tim is also worried about the wrinkle factor of Daniel’s fabric and tells him to make sure his model doesn’t sit down after she puts on her shorts. Tim is marveling at Stanley’s ability to do so much in so short a time. Tim is intrigued by Layana’s editorial look; he likes the proportion of it and tells her to continue in that direction. Patricia tells Tim she’s worried about the simplicity of her dress and wants to add a cape. Tim tells her to rethink the cape because her dress looks ambitious enough. He tells her to NOT waiver from her original plan. As Tim leaves, he tells the designers he likes how ambitious they are all being and not to second-guess themselves.
Patricia is panicking and about to have a melt-down because Richard cannot sew that well. Tu is thinking Stanley is being too strict with him. Michelle has an epiphany about her look while in the bathroom (that’s where I come up with some of my best ideas, too). The models show up for their fittings. Patricia only has the lining of her dress ready for fitting. A couple of the models kind of make fun of Daniel’s top and shorts and Stanley agrees it looks like it belongs on a kid on a tv show. Kate and Layana think their look is the best in the room. However, Stanley thinks his look is the best in the room. Michelle is thinking Daniel is taking it to Sesame Street with his jacket. Richard is trying to roll with Patricia as she keeps changing the process of her design as she goes along. Patricia’s downfall may be her inability to work with Richard. Stanley is having some of the same problems with his assistant Tu. For Stanley and Patricia, it’s their way or the highway.
It’s runway day. Stanley is acting like an ass to his assistant Tu who has been working his butt off. Samantha comes over to help Patricia finish her look. Layana finishes her look with a few minutes to spare and is very happy with her look. She thinks Michelle will be her competition in this challenge.
Michelle has a white see through top with shiny leather trim, paired with wide leg pants in her signature green color. Stanley has white culottes with a sleeveless print top and brown jacket. Daniel has a bright, bright yellow short-sleeve jacket and shorts. Layana has a bold blue armor looking top with white skirt. Patricia has a teal/silver dress with white fringe trim. She’s just happy she had something to put on the runway.
Since there are only five designers left, they will talk to all of them at once. Patricia is up first. Nina thinks Patricia’s element of surprise this time would not work for Jordana.
The shape of her dress (tent-like) would not be flattering. Zac didn’t see enough movement in Patricia’s dress. Jordana also thinks it looks a little shapeless. Heidi wasn’t sure if she liked it or didn’t. Heidi think it might be a good start with a stylist to finish it with accessories like a belt and some type of jewelry. Patricia says it was difficult working with Richard because he can’t work with silk. The judges seem to be sympathetic to Patricia’s plight of having to work with him.
Nina thinks it was smart of Stanley to make three pieces. She thinks his look is highly editorial. Heidi thinks it looks fresh, expensive and elegant. They think he had very good management skills using Tu to make the jacket. Zac thinks it all works for him. Jordana really loves it for a photoshoot.
Heidi sees Victoria Secret in Daniel’s top with the wings. Zac doesn’t think the look is working. Jordana loves the color. The judges think a flowing skirt would look better with the jacket than shorts. Nina thinks it has a lot of potential, except it looks a little Easter and FTD florist. Heidi says it’s definitely memorable.
Zac tells Layana he’s really proud of her with her architectural look and the neckline. Jordana likes the color and shine of the leather. Nina thinks it’s sexy and bold. She thinks it looks amazing and very, very good. Heidi thinks it would photograph very well.
Heidi is shocked with Michelle’s sewing skills but wonders if it’s editorial enough. Nina doesn’t think it’s strong enough and she reminds her that she asked her not to do a t-shirt and a pair of pants. Jordana says she would wear it day to day, but wouldn’t select is for a photoshoot. Zac says Michelle gave it away when she said she’d like to have it in her own closet. Nina says it was not enough fantasy and too much reality.
Back in the waiting room, Patricia knows she’s out but she’s glad she made it that far. Michelle is upset but doesn’t want to show her emotions.
The judges all love Layana’s editorial look. Jordana could see herself wearing it. They also love Stanley’s look. Nina likes that his look has pieces to work with. As for Daniel, they think his thought process didn’t take him all the way there, even though Nina says his design would be considered on a rack at Marie Claire.
The two weakest people this week are Patricia and Michelle. The judges are disappointed with Michelle because they know she can push the envelope with her designs. This is a throw-away piece for her. Heidi hates shooting Michelle down because she has really gotten better as the season has progressed. They talk about Patricia’s originality and the fact that her looks are her own and like nobody else’s. They also empathize that she had to work with Richard again this week. The judges are really torn about who will be going home this week.
Stanley is the winner of the challenge and his look will be photographed on Jordana in Marie Claire magazine. Layana is in and leaves the runway. Daniel is also in and leaves the runway. That leaves Michelle and Patricia in the bottom. Layana thinks Patricia will be the one going home. OMG, Patricia is safe. I can’t quite believe it. Something is up because they show Patricia coming in to tell them she made it. Daniel, Layana and Stanley are totally shocked, but also happy, to see her come through the door.
Back on the runway, Heidi tells Michelle she’s getting a do or die moment. She is getting sent home, but she is getting one last shot. They will explain it to her later. When she goes back to the others, she doesn’t want them to hug her and she sits down and gets teary-eyed. To be continued …
Next week each of the four remaining designers get sent to a different country. John Legend will be one of the guest judges.
Friday Night Lineup, April 5th, by BB
8PM – Undercover Boss (CBS); Nikita (CW); Fashion Star (NBC); Happy Endings (ABC); Four Weddings (TLC); Yukon Men: Revealed (Disc); WWE (SyFy); Playing with Fire (E!); Police Women of Dallas (Own)
9PM – Vegas (CBS); Cult (CW); Grimm (NBC); Shark Tank (ABC); Touch (Fox); Flea Market Flip (HGTV); Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta (TLC); Yukon Men (Disc); Tanked (Anpl); Blood Relatives (ID); Alpha Dogs (NatGeoWild); Spartacus (Starz)
10PM – Blue Bloods (CBS); Rock Center (NBC); Something Borrowed, Something New (TLC); Bering Sea Gold (Disc); Fashion Police (E!); The Dead Files (Trvl); Who the Bleep (ID); Extra Yardage (DIY); Wild Justice (NatGeoWild); Real Time (HBO)
- Kandi Factory
- Don’t be Tardy
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