It’s All Teresa’s Fault. NOT by NoMoreDrama
Ever want to bang your head against a wall? That’s how I feel when I think about the Real Housewives of New Jersey returning to Bravo. Will we cover the show in this blog? Last season I watched as quite a few bloggers closed up shop – mainly because they didn’t want to waste their time on these narcissistic beeyoches. I held out hope that a few new faces could squelch the toxicity. I no longer hold out that hope. I think Season Five will be a repeat of Season Four, down to a huge blowout at the end that will once again end up with us picking sides and either blaming Teresa or Melissa. I want to make my position official. I BLAME PRODUCTION.
Going into this season, the rumor was that the Season would be all about exposing Melissa’s past. YAWN. Either they couldn’t get Bryan “Bulldog” to appear on camera, or the secrets he was willing to expose weren’t that interesting, but that storyline seems to have gone nowhere. Surrounding Bryan on twitter are a variety of sycophants like Johnny the Greek. If you’re not familiar with Johnny the Greek, take the time to read this expose of him on TVFishBowl. Seems Johnny will lie, manipulate, and sell secrets that aren’t his to get his 15 minutes of fame. Johnny had been claiming that his wife, Penny, was signed to be one of the housewives for Season 5. As it turned out she was only signed for an appearance or two, one of which was caught by a local newspaper (Bergen.com) at an appearance by Joe and Melissa. According to this article on TVFishbowl, Penny met with the Gorgas so that she could flip the script on Teresa. I suppose someone felt that since the “expose Melissa” storyline was going nowhere, the new storyline would be that “Teresa was behind the expose Melissa storyline.” Sound familiar. Ugh. Rumor had it that Penny was mad at Teresa for basically throwing her under the bus and calling her a stalker, and was ready to throw Teresa under the bus. Oh – and that would get her some screen time as well.
RadarOnline – IMO source of nothing be rumors and misinformation – is running a story that blames Teresa for the brawl that broke out last Saturday Night. The source claims that Penny and Teresa got into a heated fight with Penny trying to blame Teresa for plotting to destroy Melissa. Really? We’re supposed to believe this woman who is DESPERATE to get on the show and has shown that she will do anything to get some airtime? NOT BUYING IT PRODUCERS.
I’m sure we’ll see Teresa get all flustered and tongue tied, and then furious when she gets “confronted” by Penny. One thing we know about Teresa – if you hit her hot spot she’ll flip a table or body block Andy Cohen before she has time to process. It’s that Gorga switch and she doesn’t know how to control it.
In the meantime …. the Ridgewood Patch is reporting that a judge ruled probably cause for Johnny the Greeks claims of terrorist threats and assualt against Joe Gorga, Chris Laurita, and Jacqueline Laurita stemming from the brawl. The trio entered their own counter charge (the same ones) against Johnny on Thursday. Those charges haven’t been reviewed yet. What a bonus for the producers to draw the Lauritas into this nasty mess. How many assault charges have they racked up?
I’m definitely leaning towards not blogging this show when it returns to the air. There is no fun in snarking about these people. It’s just too toxic.
Meanwhile, Teresa keeps on smiling. Here’s a photo from the upfronts this week – Jacqueline, Taylor, Kyle, Teresa, Kathy, and Priscilla DiStasio. What? No Penny? ROFL.
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Tabitha Takes Over episode 1. Salon Mogulz by SweetnessnBubba
Tabitha is back and oh how I have missed her. For those who have not had the pleasure, Tabitha was a contestant on another Bravo show “Sheer Genius”. She was clearly the best hairdresser there, but was knocked cruelly from the contest when one of the lesser stylists chose her as a partner and proceeded to get both of them knocked out of the competition… Yes.. I am still bitter about this… I hold grudges like a… well.. politeness won’t allow me to tell you how hard I hold a grudge…
Todays victim..err subject!.. Is Salon Mogulz.. The owner Tansy has been in business for 5 years in the Nashville area (but has been in the hair business for 20), she is 100k in debt and her salon is in a changing neighborhood. Tansy runs a salon that caters to black women and their amazing coifs, but the problem is that the neighborhood is turning white yall and white women really won’t put up with the schedule that these salon denizens put them through.
As an aside, I found out about black womens hair problems a few years ago, when one of my dear friends was 3 hours late to an event. She just said she was at the hairdresser and when that did not satisfy the clock watching monster that I am, went into an explanation about how long it takes to get that perfectly straight looking hair that she wears. Lets just say marathons are run in less time. The process is long, but my friend also explained that often the stylists seemed to run on their own unique time table. Stylists will often double book, and then also not show up for an hour after an appt is scheduled, leaving 2 women to sit in a stare down, determined to get the first crack at the stylist when she comes in the door. Now I found all these horror stories kind of hard to believe, but from watching Salon Mogulz at work I have to call my friend and offer her a big old apology.. Because baby, it gets oh so worse!
Tabitha puts in hidden cameras, to get the skinny on how the stylists behave when no one is looking. Then she takes the owner out back to the woodshed and shows her the tape of the crappy disgusting(Tabbies fave word) slipshod way she is running her biz.
Tansy does some Gospel singers, but she has not tapped into the Country Music singers who have moved into her neighborhood. Starting up the tape it shows the stylists having no clean towels so the assistant is going through the dirty ones to find the least disgusting of them and then using them on the clients, days old spaghetti left on the reception desk, filthy conditions (btw while Tabs is showing this, she gets the “Who Farted” look on her face that makes me squeal because you know, Tabs doesn’t suffer stink or filth well, fun times ahead). Stylists asking other Stylists who stole her vodka, patrons who can’t get in the door, hairdressers taking naps and the worst? Tansy took 6.5 hours to do a ladies hair. She eats lunch in the middle of working, she gets on her computer to show her shoes she bought, she has to go out to pick up some product and doesn’t show back up for almost an hour.
Tabitha then goes in and confronts the stylists, showing the filth and errors of their ways.. This place is a pig sty, and I wonder how it passes a health inspection. Tansy spends so much on her clothes addiction that she makes her stylists re use gloves and hair caps. Its a mess people, clean..it.. up..
After the public humiliation of all their sins laid bare, Tabitha gets to the next portion of process. She holds a staff meeting without the owner present, so she can find out how the stylists see the problems. It appears that Tansy, who up to now has been sweet to Tabs, has another side. She doesn’t like people to ask her for stuff, she has been known to throw things at people, and spends so much money on her clothing addiction that she cant be bothered to buy things like trash cans, or gloves.They all love Tansy though, and know she is a really talented stylist, so they put up with it. The stylists know that the demographic has changed and they arent all sure they can adjust to a more diverse (in this case white) culture. They are afraid they cant listen to rap, or have BET on loud on the tv, but the main thing is that they are afraid they might color the hair right off a blond girls head. Which brings us to the next part of Tabs process.
The Assessment.. This is the part of the process that seperates the men from the boys, and usually makes at least a few stylists, or models, cry. Tabitha brings in hair models (usually just women hoping for a free hair style and a hankering to get on tv) with pictures of celebrities clutched in their hands, for the stylists to work on. Tabitha wants to see a consultation, if the style isn’t going to work, she wants the stylist to give a diplomatic reason why, not telling the client ” Honey you haven’t got enough hair on your head for that style”. If the Stylists fall down on this process expect Tabs to rip them to shreds and if they cry, tell them to quit crying and start listening. The consultations go fairly well, with Tabs showing a few of the stylists how to ask questions to find out what the client really wants from the picture she brought in. Does she like the color, the style?
Then they move onto the styling.. This is funny because all the models are white and all want hair color. This was the expressed fear of several of the stylists in the meeting. One stylist, a man named Stacy, who kept telling Tabs that he preferred only to work on black womens hair, was especially perturbed to be given a “pale” client. This is always the part of the process where you can tell whether Tabs is going to be all in on the fixing of the shop or not. Tabitha hates stylists who aren’t passionate about their craft. She does NOT suffer fools well. Now as much of an unprofessional mess as these stylists are in their behavior, every single one of them knocks it out of the park! Seriously that was some great hair on these girls. So Tabitha leaves off the blood letting and allows the stylists to go home and collapse in a heap of hysteria.
Tabitha then takes the stylists problems to the owner Tansy, She of course gets mad when her shopoholic ways are discussed. Tabitha explains that not only does she need to lead, but she needs to lead by example. At this point in the game Tansy thinks its just her staff is the problem..
One of the things that Tabitha does is show owners and the staff different ways of marketing themselves. Its not enough to just sit back and hope clients find them. This time she takes them to a business fair. Its a rocky start at first, but soon Tansy and her staff get into the spirit of it, asking people to come to their grand reopening, giving consultations to everyone (even the guy in food truck.)
After their successful day they get to go back to the salon and do some destruction to the old decor. This is hilarious because she hands the tools of destruction to the lone male, Stacy, and he is having none of that! He is afraid he might hurt himself. He isnt sure how to hold the sledgehammer and is afraid to hurt the desk because he is a ” Fragile tender spirit”..
Tabitha decides to send them home so she can do the reno herself. (I think she is actually a witch like Samantha and when they leave she just twitches her nose and its done). Stacy says he is going to go home and dream sweet dreams about Tabithas jacket (a black pvc number that has a waist cape) and Tabs tells him she will go home and have nightmares about the state of his work station.
Now it is time for the reveal, to lots of screaming and tears. Its a very nice renovation, but then anything is better than what it was like before. Tabitha got rid of the couch, so the stylists can’t take naps there anymore.
They start the grand reopening and it goes well, with tons of people coming to the shop, even the food truck guy. A lot of their usual clients show up, but also a lot of the areas newer denizens, including a country singer who is nominated for some awards. I will say this, all these stylists can do great hair, Stacy who only wanted to work on black women, did John the food truck guys hair and proclaimed that Tabs had changed him for the better. A client whos hair only took 3 hours this time, said she would come back, she quit coming when the hair appointments were taking 6 hours.
Tabitha takes the owner to the back, compliments her on the way her staff can do hair and nicely tells her she has to quit the shopping, so she can pay down her debt and keep the salon looking like it does today. The owner agrees (I have my doubts, but I am a cynic, shopping addictions don’t clear up overnight). Tabitha gives the staff some continuing education classes and then Tabitha leaves, with the refrain, You might see me again someday.. As any watcher of this show knows, Tabitha always comes back for a follow up visit.
The Followup.. Tabs shows up, the owner Tansy had her baby a few weeks before and the salon is still plugging along. Stacy is so happy to see Tabitha in all her black jacketed high heeled glory that he must take a minute to drink her in.. Then he shows her that he has done his hair in the black mans version of her pixie cut. Stacy, who also was the one who took 3 hour naps on the job, has stepped it up and stepped in to manage while Tansy was off having her baby. One of the other stylists, the one who drank on the job and accused Stacy of stealing her vodka, has quit the drinking and her hair appointments are up over 30 percent. They all seem to be doing well, and you get the sense that Tabitha really enjoyed this group of folks.. Especially Stacy.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Cast Blogs by Stars99
Note: Just as Part 2 of the Reunion was horrifically boring and so are the blogs this week. Few actually took the time to write one… So it’s an odd note on which to end this season – but such as it is. I really appreciate you guys taking the time to even read my biased perspectives and to comment on them throughout this season. I know that many of us have really different points of view on some of these women – but I’m glad it’s the end of the season and I think we’re all still one big, happy family, no?
Sorry guys, Adrienne is just too busy singing old Rod Stewart songs to bother to write a blog for us ever again. Oh wait, here’s one now… Sing to the tune of “Maggie May”…Wake up Addie, I think I got something to say to you It’s late in the Season and I’m really, really over you I know lies keep you amused – but I feel we’re all just being used Oh Addie we couldn’t have tried any more You made a first class fool out of you – when Brandi you tried to sue You stained my couch and that’s what really hurt
“The Reunion Part 2! Uggh! The second part of this reunion mostly revolves around Kim’s sobriety and her behavior in Paris. I was a little mean to Kim about the pillow talk in Paris. But I just couldn’t sit there and let Yolanda be attacked by Kim knowing that Yolanda (out of all of us) carried her bag her pillow through the airport and doted on her completely. I definitely used the wrong word when I said it seems like Kyle isn’t supportive of Kim’s sobriety. When I said “fail,” what I meant was that in every episode Kyle is rolling her eyes, saying she isn’t sure if Kim is sober or she isn’t acting sober. I don’t think that saying that on national television is helpful to Kim in any way, and Kim clearly agrees.”
Are you kidding me… you say you were a “little mean to Kim about the pillow”? I can’t unhear that information, dagnabit! Sit down, Brandi! You’ll want to check the seat cushion when you stand up again – because you Beverly Hills women seem to leave marks everywhere you go. I’m not buying your whole “fail” explanation, either – you meant what you said – you need to own it. While I really don’t think you meant Kyle hoped Kim would die – I do believe in some ways Kim is somewhat easier to control when she’s drinking. Kim is way more assertive when she’s sober than when she’s drunk – and that’s not always pleasant for Kyle.
“Mauricio and I make up, but I am glad I got the point across that he was out of line with the way he spoke to me. I am sure it is hard for Mauricio to separate his client life from his friendships but it did seem convenient to me that he was so defensive of Paul and Adrienne while selling their 20 million dollar home.”
Well, the thing is – I do think Mauricio was out of line in how he spoke to you and I do believe he had financial motivations to want to keep the peace. However, it’s just really hypocritical for you to feel you can blurt out anything and everything without any repercussions – and I don’t just mean almost a lawsuit… Brandi ends her blog by saying everyone but Kyle and Mauricio went to the Polo Lounge after the reunion filming ended and had sliders.
Sorry guys, Camilla De Vil is just too busy painting polka dots on innocent puppies while smoking an electric cigarette to bother to write a blog for us ever again.
So our little Kimmy is a week off in her blogging – The following blog, which she posted on March 31, 2013 actually is referring to the Part 1 of Reunion. Airing two episodes in one night really confused all these housewives whether or not they were sober.
“Hi everyone! Part 1 of the Reunion is here! When asked if I had any regrets about telling Paul and Adrienne about Brandi comments, I said that I didn’t and I think I did the right thing! Could my timing have been better? Well. . .sure! But I did call them before Mauricio’s event, and no one called me back! What Brandi said would effect them and their children (obviously it had an effect on Adrienne). I took Adrienne and Paul into the corner, and I figured they would take in this information and discuss it before talking to Brandi!! I did not think that they would react the way they did! I really do regret the situation turned into a shouting match at Mauricio’s event. Certainly this could have been handled differently all the way around!”
Wait, you thought Adrienne would be mature about it? Ha!
“Most importantly, in regard to the master cleanse, I want to be absolutely clear that Yolanda and I NEVER made plans! She did NOT call me, and I did NOT call her after Ojai! There were no messages left on her machine, and there were none left on mine! No emails were exchanged! In fact, as she said at the reunion, the ONLY plans that she ever made were with Sally, our production manager! I NEVER spoke to Sally about this! It was very manipulative of Yolanda to say this!! If you want to rewind your DVR, it’s all there!!! She only spoke to Sally about this, so I truly don’t understand why she feels the need to lie about this.”
Yo clarified it, too – She and Sally with Production had made plans for you to come to her house to talk about the Master Cleanse with you. It is logical that Sally was involved since she had to coordinate the camera crew. You say you never spoke to Sally about this segment – did you talk to someone else in Production? It is quite possible that whoever was behind the rescheduling let you take the blame for it. You’re being a little weird about this whole thing. Yo doesn’t seem the kind to lie about this – it was pretty early in the season and maybe she assumed you were behind the rescheduling, I don’t know. However, once you saw that particular episode, why didn’t you just call Yo to clarify what happened? You really confuse me. Obviously something was scheduled because Kyle had to show up at the last minute to take your place for a segment she clearly had no interest in. You both were telling the truth, in essence, in my opinion. You weren’t talking directly to each other – production was facilitating the scheduling of the segment.
“She tried to make me look bad at Dar Maghreb, and now again at the reunion, I really don’t understand why she’s made such a big issue over this! For someone who says she has my back, and is always looking out for me, why is she lying about me and wanting me to look like I am irresponsible!?! It’s no secret that I’ve struggled, and I have not been always been reliable. I have worked very hard this last year on myself, in my relationships, on being on time, and to improve myself in many other ways. It hasn’t been easy. It’s very important to me that today I am accountable, reliable honest, and on top of my game! So when someone tries to make up lies or discredit me in anyway, I will defend myself!”
Really, Kim? Yo wasn’t trying to make you look bad. You certainly don’t need any help from anyone to look irresponsible. Do you honestly think anyone is going to believe that Yo has it out for you? Puhleeze. Who in this world is Kim Richards?
“I noticed she was doing the same thing to my sister, when she accused Kyle of not bringing her any water! She said she just came from Cedars Sinai, and was very sick! That was the day we had a big shoot, and we had been there for hours. Lots and lots of people running around, camera crews, wardrobe, hair, makeup, and all the Housewives. Typical crazy photo shoot day! All of sudden, we notice Yolanda just sitting in the back of her car in the driveway. I went to speak with her and she barely spoke to me. I thought she was mad at me. Only later did we find out she had been in the hospital, and had been sick. We were there for about two hours, and then she was gone! I think she was trying to make my sister look bad by saying she didn’t even offer her a glass of water! I think Yolanda and I started off well, but somehow our friendship has taken a turn for the worse.”
Kim, this is where you screw up. Your darling sister claimed you guys didn’t even know that Yo was sitting in the car out front “until way later”– and yet here you say “we notice Yolanda just sitting in the back of her car”… which is it? You said you even tried to speak to her…and you took her silence to mean she was mad at you, because everything, always, revolves around you, doesn’t it? She must have told someone in Production that she just came back from the hospital and she assumed the information would be passed around… Why didn’t someone else care enough to go out to talk to her or at least text or phone her? Naw… that would be too easy.
“Lastly, Kyle brought up what Yolanda had said to both of us about Lisa in Paris. This is what Yolanda said; “Lisa’s not your friend”, “Who’s there for you? Me! I am!”, “I’m the one who came to your room to check on you!” “I’m the one who’s been calling!”, “Lisa is ‘full of s—.” She accused Lisa of not caring about me, and only doing this for the show.”
The truth of the matter is that Lisa is not your friend; she’s always been closer to Kyle. Lisa never has been your friend and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. Yo has consistently been there for you, has reached out to you, has defended you, and has given you the benefit of the doubt over and over again throughout this season – and yet somehow you have managed to screw up that relationship, too. I don’t know what Yo actually said but what you’re saying she said is all actually quite true – Yo HAS been there for you… Yo IS the one who came to your hotel room to check on you… Yo HAS been calling you… Yo’s right, Lisa doesn’t care about you to the degree that Yo does – Lisa is Kyle’s wanna be friend… Yo was genuinely attempting to be yours. I’m really surprised you and Kyle chose to pick a fight with her. Silly, silly you… Yo has some hot single friends… and… and… and lemons.
“I really want the Reunions to be an opportunity for us to get our feelings out and clarify things for each other. Although they can get heated, I hope they are a chance to move forward in our friendships, and not just throw darts at each other.”
B-O-L-O-G-N-A… You were the one on the attack – and attacking someone who really cared about you… it was really surreal to watch! You didn’t even show up to last year’s reunion – you had a taped segment. For someone who barely had anything going on in her life this season on than your sobriety – you managed to monopolize the reunion and it really made you look bad. I have defended you many times myself – and I’m really over you. No really, I’m done.
“Just in case one Reunion wasn’t enough torture, here we go again. . . I was still in absolute shock that Yolanda went out of her way to be so mean to me. We had never had ANY issues. It felt to me that there was a planned “attack” on me and she was sticking to the plan.”
A “planned attack?” C’mon Kyle, at least be original. We’ve already heard too much about last year’s big reunion “planned attack.”
“The thing that bothers me the most in life is a lie. I am not perfect and do make mistakes. But lying is something you will never see me do. I lost any respect I had for Yolanda when she wasn’t able to tell truth. Talking about Adrienne and Paul is complicated. Like I said at the Reunion, Adrienne and I were never “best friends,” but we had gotten to know each other over these past few years. Adrienne was always nice to me. However, we had actually become closer to Paul. Mainly because Paul reached out to us more than Adrienne and Paul is my mother-in-law’s doctor.”
You lost respect for Yo when she wasn’t able to tell the truth about what? Is it about what she allegedly said about Lisa at the airport? Really? That’s why you’ve lost all respect for her? You have said and done so much worse!
“There have been a lot of accusations against Paul by Adrienne and stories “leaked” by Adrienne’s chef Bernie. Andy asked about Bernie posting pictures of Paul’s alleged “abuse” and asked if I believed it was true or not and I answered honestly. No, I don’t. That is my opinion. I knew the moment I said that that I would be the next victim of Bernie. Sure enough, the moment it was known that I had said that, false stories started popping up about me on the Internet. Although predictable, it was disappointing and hurtful, considering I had tried to support Adrienne. I had to be honest about how I felt regarding those accusations. It should also be noted that when Andy asked me that question, Mauricio was working with Adrienne. So much for Lisa’s theory that I nurture my friendship’s for business.”
I was glad to see that you spoke what you thought was true about the alleged abuse.
“I am still hurt that Lisa made such hurtful accusations. Why didn’t Lisa also question why Kim and Camille defended Adrienne? What was their “motive”? There is no doubt I was singled out. I’m not sure if Lisa really thought those things or if she just wanted to get back at me because she was angry. Kim, Camille, and I defended Adrienne because she wasn’t there to defend herself, and we felt it was the right thing to do. Period.”
Hurtful accusations? Lisa will always hold you to different standards because you were closer friends to her than the others. She will single you out – because she wasn’t close to Kim or Camille – they’re immaterial to her.
“Lisa and I had a disagreement off-camera in between shooting Season 1 and Season 2, that led to where we are now. That is why at last years Reunion you didn’t see me supporting Lisa like you would have expected me to. Having Lisa and Ken as clients did not stop me from being honest about my feelings — even if it meant arguing.”
KMN (Kill me now),
“Another blow came when Brandi said she didn’t think that I wanted my sister to stay sober. Nothing could be further from the truth. My sister’s battle with alcohol has been going on for many years. Nobody can even begin to imagine what we have gone through. I will not share those stories with Brandi or anyone else. Even if it means making people understand. It’s far too private and painful.”
Yeah, Brandi shouldn’t have said that (I feel like a broken record). However, throughout the season you really did say things all the time or made funny faces that cast doubt on Kim’s continued sobriety – probably for good reason. Kim even called you out for it. You’re just speaking from history – it’s the whole “I hope she’s sober, I hope she’s sober… but I’m scared to death she’s not” kinda feelings.
“Seeing the women go after my husband really bothered me. My husband has so much integrity and is a kind and gentle soul. Even if his voice was loud when he was telling Brandi to pick up the phone and put the Adrienne fight to rest, he doesn’t have a violent bone in his body. If people saw the way this man loves and takes care of our four daughters, they would know how ridiculous that is.”
I dunno Kyle – I think what people are cranky at Mauricio about is 1) He cultivates personal relationships specifically for financial gain; and 2) He came across as very forceful, haughty, and condescending when he was telling Brandi to pick up the phone. I don’t think anyone was saying he was violent – he was aggressive – and his potential financial stake in the situation only fueled our disdain for the whole situation. By the way, the way you jumped in and defended Mauricio during the Reunion is exactly what Lisa is talking about when she refers to you not defending her. It was very natural for you to defend the intentions and of your husband… just as it would be very natural for you to defend your very good friend, Lisa – but you just choose not to.
Sorry guys, Lisa is too busy getting “Giggy” with the Jive to bother to write a final blog for us this week.
Sorry guys, Marisa is just too busy trying to find the number for that hot guy from the Kraft Zesty Italian dressing commercial (aka: HGMWLF – Hot Guy Marisa Would Love to ummm), to bother to write a final blog for us this week.
Sorry guys, Taylor is just too busy writing her new book, “50 Shades of Shady” to bother to write a final blog for us this week.
Yolanda H. Foster
“Hello bravo lovers! Hard to believe this season has finally come to an end. Sunday nights are going to be quiet without writing my blog for you and reflecting on Monday’s episodes.”
Yo, please don’t call us “Bravo lovers” – It’s so offensive, lol. The truth is that most of us are starting to boycott many of Bravo’s shows. The only ones worth watching are the ones that are snarkworthy.
“I enjoyed reading your comments and learning how you view things. The positive comments, of course, were touching and stroked my ego — while the negative ones made me reevaluate situations and helped me realize that everyone has a different perspective and that they are of course entitled to their opinion.”
Yep, we all have opinions – and we like to share well with others. You’re welcome.
“So, thank you for tuning in every week and supporting my journey as a Housewife, but most of all for your genuine interest and concerns regarding my health. I completed the six-week program in Florida yesterday. I’m now in NY to visit colleges with Gigi as we are starting to plan her new life in the Big Apple. Even though my health journey will continue, I am counting the days until I get back to my family.”
We are rooting for ya, Yo!
“So here we go one more time. . . The only thing that stood out for me in Kyle’s blog was that I apparently posed as someone that cared to help with her relationship with Lisa, and I still think today that I did. Lisa always walks a straight line; of course she spoke to me about Kyle but never in a mean way. Even though she did not agree with me not watching the previous seasons, she did respect my choice not to.”
Yo goes into some detail about Lisa and Kyle’s relationship… blah, blah, blah… Seriously, Lisa doesn’t want to be close friends with Kyle right now. Tomorrow it may change…
“Lisa and I see each other outside of the show and our friendship and mutual respect for one another has continued to grow. Both Brandi and Lisa visited me many times and have shown me great support during these past, worst eight months of my life. I appreciate it more than they will ever know and it says lot about who they are as women in general and as girlfriends.”
Yeah, that’s kind of what good friends do for each other… To dance when the going is good – and to provide support when the going is not good. I think I underestimated how tough this season has been on you – It must have been really hard to be part of this new housewives culture at a time when you’re feeling so sick. It’s too bad people didn’t give you the benefit of the doubt – even at the Reunion when everyone knew what you had been going through… You certainly deserved being given the benefit of the doubt.
“I wish Kim continued success in her recovery. I am still baffled by her change of heart about me. I am glad Brandi was there to remind me the true story of what happened in Paris and the airport on the way home.”
You’re crazy if you try to make sense out of crazy.
“Yes, on top of not feeling well, I did schlep her pillow and heavy hand luggage through the airport while she was in tears fighting with her sis. Again the story was changed because of their desperate need for camera time.”
I didn’t remember that the reason Kim was so distraught in the airport was because she was fighting with Kyle. Really, can they ever go any trip anywhere without constantly erupting into fights?
“The fact that Kim is saying that I use my Lyme Disease as an excuse for my memory loss and behavior on the show is just pure ignorance, and I feel sorry that she needs to reach that low to make herself feel good about her poor choices made in our fresh friendships.”
I was shocked at Kim, actually. I used to feel sorry for her – I used to empathize with her about her growing up as a childhood actor and her resulting alcoholism issues. Now, to be honest – she has shown herself to be mean and nasty.
“The only reason I ever shared my health journey with the world was because I felt it to be my duty to sufferers that are bed-ridden and dying because there has yet to be found a proper diagnostic test for Lyme Disease in this country. I went undiagnosed for two years before I went back to Europe to find my answers. Not everyone is that privileged so I must have been given this experience because it’s my duty, purpose and part of my destiny to bring awareness to this silent killer.”
Go Yo! Go Yo! Go Yo!
“Oh and by the way, Kim, I am the biggest flag waver for my country. I am extremely proud of my heritage and I would never use being Dutch as an excuse but rather an explanation of our cultural differences.”
Yeah, most of us don’t know what it’s like to submerge into another country’s culture and to communicate in another language with all its’ linguistic complexities. You did get tripped up a couple of times – but you did amazingly well overall, IPPHO (well, it’s not really “In Princess Pindy’s Humble Opinion” but no one would have known what I meant if I had typed “IS99HO”).
“I wonder why Kyle says in her interview how unpredictable Kim is and how you never know if Kim is going to show up. . .”
Ummm… because Kim didn’t show up for a lot – no matter how insistent Kim is in saying she is reliable, etc. Although, arguably, it seemed like she showed up for a lot more this season than last.
“But at the same time in this reunion, Team Richards gangs up on me, trying to argue that I lied about the fact that Kim cancelled on me three times — which by the way was a fact stated not a comment to discredit her.”
Yeah, I’m not sure why Kyle didn’t say anything about that – because she had to step in for her sister at the last minute. I think Kyle really has to choose her battles carefully with Kim and purposefully doesn’t say things that would disparage Kim, which is understandable. It’s just that they have this sister bias going on – that none of the rest of you have. I mean we saw in the season finale, how Kim took Kyle to task over the semantics of one word… holy cow! Talk about flipping a fig unnecessarily!
“Also, please remember that this is an unscripted reality show and sometimes editing a 45-minute episode cuts peoples’ stories short. At the end of the day, it is 100 percent fair to everyone. We all get our turn and sometimes it works in your favor and sometimes it just doesn’t.”
Is this a nice way of reminding us of the evil Bravo editors? It’s smart of you to make nice with them – because they have your image in their grubby, sensationalism-driven hands.
“We are all blessed to be on the Bravo train because it’s a fantastic platform for meeting new people, getting our messages out there, and connecting with fans around the world. The celebrity part is good if you have a purpose and a message to inspire others in the world. Otherwise it’s a big invasion on your privacy. Anyway, let’s not consider ourselves celebrities for being Housewives, but rather leave that title to those that win Oscars, Tonys, and Grammys, who spend their lives working to perfect their arts and talents that entertain us everyday.”
Gag. This paragraph almost sounded like an awards speech.
“Lastly, putting aside all of the drama and any negativity that has come from this season, I would like to thank you all for your continued support. I appreciate you all so much for accepting me into the Bravo family and trying to understand me even if my broken English has got in the way sometimes.”
Already, you’re one of my favs, Yo.
“I will always cherish the friendships I have made through this experience; not only with the other ladies and crew but also with all the viewers that I have had the privilege to meet whether it was via social media or in-person. I encourage you all to continue connecting with me on Facebook, Twitter, and my own personal blog, which I will be using more to connect with you all during the off-season!”
Hmmm… “during the off season” – it sounds like she’s game to come back for another season! Whoa… don’t do it, Yo! Run while you still can! Actually, I’m looking forward to see how you come out in Season 2 – you were a newbie this season and now you’ve experienced how the very people you reach out to can be the ones who bite you in the dupa. I’m popping the popcorn already to enjoy the show… See ya next year!
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Saturday Night Lineup, April 6th, by BB
8PM – NCAA Basketball Final Four (Starts at 6PM, CBS); Antiques Roadshow (PBS); My Cat From Hell (Anpl); Operation: Vacation (Logo); Doctor Who (BBC)
9PM – 20/20: General Hospital (ABC); Dateline: Real Life Mysteries (TLC); My Big Redneck Vacation (CMT); My Cat From Hell: Scratch Tracks (Anpl); Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best? (WE); My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera (Bio); Renovation Realities (DIY); Orphan Black (BBC)
10PM – 20/20: Wedding Confidential (ABC); Dateline: Real Life Mysteries (TLC); My Big Redneck Vacation (CMT); Savage Family Diggers (Spike); Unfaithful: Stories of Betrayal (OWN); Scorned: Love Kills (ID); Alien Encounters (Bio); The Nerdist (BBC)
1130PM – Saturday Night Live: Melissa McCarthy and Phoenix
Please join me in sending LynnFam condolences to HilDogAtl. Her mom away. While this is difficult enough to deal with, her wedding was supposed to take place on the 13th. I’m sending a big hug to HilDog.