Real Housewives of Miami – Venue Party and Other News by NoMoreDrama
The Real Housewives of Miami are back to filming now that the Bravo upfronts are finished. This weekend it’s Alexia’s Venue Magazine Party and something called Gay Polo. Alexia, Marysol. Ana, and Lauren Foster are all good friends and seems to enjoy filming together. Here are some photos. From their tweets it sounds like they had a lot of fun.
This morning they were all up early and on their way to something they called Gay Polo. Alexia tweeted that she had lost her voice.
Meanwhile tonight is the Annual Blacks’ Gala. Lea has tweeted that Lisa Hochstein and Joanna Krupa will be in attendance and wearing handbags from Lea’s line. Karent Sierra also tweeted that she’ll be going to the Gala. Karent isn’t listed as an official “friend of the housewives,” so it’ll be interesting to see if she gets any camera time.
In New Jersey News, the Lauritas and Joey Gorga had their day in court. Jacqueline accused Johnny the Greek of starting the whole brawl. The judge found probably cause, so now we’ve got a stand off between both sides accusing each other of essentially the same thing. The funny thing is that it should all be on tape. I somehow think they are heading for a lose-lose situation with this one and should all just agree to move on.
In a strange twist, it turns out Kenya Moore is actually friends with Carol Gist, the first African American Miss USA. They grew up together in Detroit and were on the same dance team. Kenya’s team is claiming that she was always clear that she was the second Black Miss USA (and she does say that in her intro on Bravo) but that her role model was Vanessa Williams, not Carol, because Carol was more of a friend. Porsha Stewart’s insinuation that Kenya was either trying to claim she was first, or to minimize Carol Gist’s role in history, stirred up some talk. Turns out it was just a lot of talk about nothing.
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Real Housewives of Vancouver Episode 10 Season 2 by NoMoreDrama
Here it is. The final episode of the season. Ronnie has already completely distanced herself from both the franchise (producers) and Jody and Mary. She’s like us to think that Jody and Mary were the toxic ones and they drew her into their vortex of hate. She’s also reminding viewers that she had PTSD because her child almost died, and in hindsight shouldn’t have returned for a second season. I do not want to minimize Remy almost dying, but Ronnie was just as messed up last year before that happened. And on-screen behavior aside, her twitter feed highlights how toxic and messed up SHE is.
But on to the show …
Wrapping up the Amanda is a businesswoman theme, Amanda is going to throw an Alice in Wonderland themed tea party (how original) to launch her Kambucha tea. She tells Jody she’ll be inviting all the ladies. She was obviously told to because Mary hasn’t filmed with either Ronnie or Jody since Toronto. They decide it’ll be a costume party with Amanda as Alice, Jody as the Evil Queen, Mia as a princess, Ronnie as the Mad Hatter, and Mary as a mushroom because they grow in shit. Nice.
Mary and Robin meet with Mary’s matchmakers to look at Mary’s prospects. Robin coaches Mary to NOT look at the pictures. I think that’s probably good idea. Number one is a sexy Italian. Robin rules him out because he could be flirty. Two likes to skinnydip. Robin says no. Three is tall. Four is the whole package. He’s a billionaire. Robin says he’s a darling and he’s the one. She tells Mary he looks familiar.
It’s the day of the Tea Party at Van Dusen Gardens. For some reason Amanda wants to impress Jody with her decorations. All of sudden the guests are arriving. Jody and Mia arrive as Queen and Princess, and Jody snidely remarks to the camera that Mia required a $3,000 costume. Ioulia brings her step-sons, and Ronnie says she’s never seen Ioulia with kids. They are’t exactly “kids.”
Then Ronnie downs some champagne, voicing over that she was just taking a break from alcohol. At this point I have to point out that she’s an outright liar – she said on twitter that she was wine free for an entire year. Does she think we’re stupid?
Mary arrives as a bunny, with backup from a few friends because Robin is sick. She has no misconceptions about what she’s going to have to deal with. Jody voices over that Mary’s costume is completely inappropriate for a 50 year old. I say go for it Mary. Mary makes the mistake of saying hello to Jody. Jody immediately starts to mutter, “who’s she saying hi to,” and short circuiting. Mary walks right by Ronnie, and Ronnie is upset she didn’t say anything. Basically either way she’s wrong with these two.
Amanda makes her entrance, looking cute. She notices that Mary is off away from the others, and voices over that Mary is probably safer that way. She then gives a speech saying she’s glad they could all come together even if they “f*ing hate each other.” Everyone laughs.
Mary talks to Amanda about what happened the night of her birthday party, when Amanda ditched Mary for Jody. A few seconds into the conversation Jody notices and starts shrieking at Amanda to come talk to HER because she must be bored out of her mind. Amanda cracks up. As Mary tries to ignore her, Jody makes a complete ass of herself by shrieking, “Amanda, she’s lying, she’s lying, it’s all lies.” Here’s where I want one of the other ladies to say “STFU Jody.” I’m not holding my breath.
Holy cow. Ronnie voices over that sometimes she feels like telling Jody to shut up. She walks over to Mary and asks her if everything is all right, in a nice normal tone. Mary is completely confused and asks what’s going on. Ronnie explains that she’s trying to save her from Jody. But then she tells Mary that it really hurt her feelings that she wasn’t invited to Mary’s birthday. WTF? She didn’t invite Mary to either of her birthday parties the week before and told Mary they needed to take a break. Now Jody is screeching, “Ronnie, Ronnie, come here.”
Meanwhile Ronnie is saying to Mary, “I feel like we’re married or something. Where did we go wrong?” Is she completely drunk because she isn’t slurring or anything, but wowza. As Ronnie and Mary talk quietly, Jody is telling Amanda why she hates Mary – and droning on and on and on. Meanwhile, Mary is explaining to Ronnie how hurt she was that Ronnie was going around telling private things about the two of them. “Like we slept together?” Ronnie asks with a straight face. You can almost see Mary catch her breath. Mary says, “We never slept together.” In a voice over she says that it’s an outright lie. In her voiceover, Ronnie says whatever happened, happened, without being specific at all. Ronnie tells Mary she’s sorry that she said it.
The conversation moves on to Ronnie’s birthday, and with a drink in her hand Ronnie claims with a straight face that Robin put a pill in her drink and drugged her. Mary says what we’re all thinking, “Are you kidding me?” And then Ronnie mutters the words we’ve been waiting for. “You know I love you right. I think about you all the time.” And there you have it. The woman is OBSESSED with Mary. The lies about the hook up, the comments about being in a marriage, the over the top emotional reactions to nothing – this woman LOVES Mary in a stalkerish way. As they hug, Jody shrieks, “Oh, God, Ronnie is hugging Mary,” as if she suddenly realizes that Mary’s life is in danger from this crazy bitch. Well that’s what she should be thinking, but really she’s sticking with her storyline that Mary is a sociopath. I wonder how she feels now that Ronnie has distanced herself on twitter?
Jody really cannot take it that Ronnie is talking to Mary. She jumps up from the table to physically pull Ronnie away. Ioulia half heartedly tries to stop her. Ronnie tries to get them to hug, but Jody starts screeching that she can’t stand Mary. She literally DRAGS Ronnie away from Mary and MAKES her sit at her table. She tells everyone Mary is a piece of shit. With some careful editing, we cut to Mary telling Jody that she will not tolerate Jody calling her a piece of shit in a soft and calm voice. Something short circuited again with Jody, and she starts to really yell this time. I mean yell. “Look at you, you’re a piece of shit. You don’t have fillers in your face? You look like a Martian.” Mia is in the background looking aghast. Jody starts screaming about Mary’s sex life and calls her a hooker. Ioulia (who looks drunk) slurs that Mary doesn’t sleep with men to make money, and then behind her hand she loud whispers, “who would sleep with her to make money.” I guess we know how Ioulia really feels finally. Ronnie tries to get her to stop, and Jody cries, “No, no you’re a loser. Ronnie f*ing hates Mary, but she’s got something on her so she’s nice to her. What a horrible relationship. You’re a moron. You live in a regular apartment, you don’t have a car. You’re an embarrassment to women. These women support each other. You’re disgusting.” Ioulia is shoving cake down her throat. Amanda is shocked. Ioulia stands up and slurs, “I swear to god, Jody cooks the best damn cakes in the world.”
Amanda is pretty upset and feels her party is being ruined. Jody gets wind of this and starts to scream at her (another cut in editing because now Jody and Mary and nowhere near each other). Jody tells Amanda she needs to be loyal to HER, and that she needs to pick her side. Jody voices over that it’s all Amanda’s fault for putting her in the same room as Mary.
Meanwhile Mary is telling Ronnie that Jody just told Amanda to pick her side, and that’s one thing Ronnie would never do for her. That throws Ronnie over the edge because she’s tired of being between the two of them. She tells them to go sail down a slow boat to wherever. Ronnie starts screaming that they are both “f*ed up” and Mary is telling Jody she’s pitiful, and Jody is still screaming. We’re twenty minutes into the episode.
After Mary and Ronnie leave, Jody breaks down and apologizes to Amanda. She says she just felt like she needed to say it because Mary is not a good person. Mia says that Jody is her biggest role model, but that she just wanted her to stop today. Jody say, “you never see mum misbehave, you always see mum as a lady.” Delusional much? Even Mia can’t keep a straight face for that statement.
Two filler scenes – Mary getting ready for her blind date and Ioulia hanging art for her event.
Jody and Ronnie meet to talk over what happened at the party. Jody says she was just defending Ronnie because her relationship with Mary is so messed up. Ronnie tries to steer the conversation back to how Jody behaved, but Jody keeps putting it back on the Ronnie/Mary dynamic. Ronnie gets exasperated because she really wants to look like the good guy and doesn’t want the viewers to know that Jody’s behavior was a result of her badmouthing Mary for so long. She’s rather think that she had nothing to do with it, and that it was because of what happened last season between Mary and Jody. Ronnie repeats some of the things Jody said to Mary, and tells her she can think those things but she can’t say them. Jody sits back in her chair, and in a firm voice says, “I meant everything I said.” This takes Ronnie by surprise, and she asks her to repeat it. I think it was the tone more than anything. She voices over that she was expecting Jody to be remorseful, but she wasn’t.
Finally Mary’s blink date. It’s Brett Wilson – a Canadian philanthropist. Whoot Whoot. Brett had this to say about the show: “For clarity – lets be clear – ALL #RealityTV is – to varying degrees – scripted / encouraged / managed / directed. #ItsNotRealLife #Drama”
He and Mary seem to be friends – he tweeted this during the show “Ok fine – I am watching #RHOV to see what else is @MaryZilbasFault – I mean really @MaryZilba – is #Sh*tDisturbing your middle name?”
Back to the date – Brett sits down and Mary recognizes him from his TV show. He seems relaxed but distracted by the gorgeous view – and they cut to him taking a peak at Mary’s cleavage – heh. The date turns into an infomercial. He gives her a necklace that he’s selling, and then brings out a book. Mary feigns excitement. The date “appears” to go well. He asks for her phone number and they kiss.
Ioulia is nervous because it’s pouring on the night of her event. She also realizes there isn’t a bathroom. She voices over that she needs to impress the crème de la crème of Vancouver to be seen as a respectable art dealer. But she’s invited all the ladies.
Before they go to the event, Mary and Robin meet so Mary can fill Robin in on what happened at the tea party. They decide Jody needs help. Then Mary tells Robin about Ronnie’s insinuation that Robin slipped her something. Obviously Robin is pissed that she’s being accused of something like that.
Iolia is working her event. The room is full. Iolia says things are going great. Cut to Mary and Robin arriving by limo with something to say to Jody and Ronnie respectively. Uh Oh. Ronnie arrives with her son, saying she’s not in the mood for more drama. Robin immediately makes a beeline for her, and brings up the drugging allegation. Ronnie voices over – “who does that. I’m going to call you out. I’m going to call you out on every little thing.” Ummmm Ronnie – you accused her of drugging you on national TV. Not once, but several times. I think she has the right to address your lie. Robin is actually more gracious than I would have been and says that Ronnie shouldn’t assume that she was drugged just because she can’t remember what happened. Instead of accepting that she was wrong, Ronnie gets defensive and tells Robin to never come up to her in a public forum and talk to her like that ever again. So it’s okay to tell lies in a public forum, but it’s not okay to confront lies. Good to know the Ronnie rules. Ronnie says “f-you, f-you all,” and leaves. And that’s the end of Ronnie’s time as a housewife.
The night is going perfectly. Ronnie is gone, Ioulia, Mary, and Robin are all smiles. In walks Jody. Mary has gotten her nerve up to confront Jody. But instead she apologizes to Jody. Jody tells her “you have bad breath.” Mary feels she made progress with Jody.
And that’s the end. As far as the ending frames- Ioulia had dropped her husband, and Amanda has dropped her boyfriend. I’m not sure if there will be a reunion.
Saturday TV Lineup, April 13th, by BB
8PM – Don’t Be Tardy: First Look (Bravo); Dr. Who (BBC); Smash (NBC); Bet on Your Baby (ABC); Antiques Roadshow (PBS); NASCAR (7PM Fox); North Woods Law (Disc); My Cat from Hell (Anpl)
9PM – Iyanla, Fix My Life: DMX (OWN); Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best? (WE); Orphan Black (BBC); 48 Hours (CBS); Bet on Your Baby (ABC); The Ultimate Fighter (FX); North Woods Law (Disc); Auction Hunters (Spike); Murder in Paradise (ID); My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera (Bio); Untold Stories of the ER (FitTV); Renovation Realities (DIY); Behind the Music Remastered: Thin Lizzy (VH1)
10PM – Life with LaToya (10:30 OWN); 48 Hours (CBS); Call the Midwife (10:30 PBS); North Woods Law (Disc); Savage Family Diggers (Spike); Scorned Love Kills (ID); Something Wicked (Bio); The Nerdist (BBC)
11:30PM – SNL: Vince Vaughn with Miguel