Aly Raisman Misses Lisa
This is a thinly veiled attempt to link my favorite DWTS contestant – gymnast Aly Raisman – to a housewife so that you’ll watch Aly’s top scoring dance from last week. I luv this girl.
Blacks’ Gala – Photos
Blacks’ Gala was last night. Elaine Lancaster, Joanna Krupa (looking completely different with bangs), Lisa Hochstein, and Karent Sierra were all there to support Lea.
And the Remainder of the ladies at Miami Beach Polo
Mob Wives Season Finale by Detox
Welcome back to “Mob Wives”!
This week, we finally make it to the end of the season with the finale episode. Ramona and Karen come to an understanding regarding Ramona’s upcoming wedding and Karen’s support of Ramona’s decision. Carla gets together with Joe and tells him that she was served with their divorce papers. She also listens to his advice about how she should behave at Drita’s upcoming birthday party. Drita has decided to let Lee move back home after he finishes his time at the halfway house, and she has a talk with him and expresses her reservations about him and about her decision. Ramona tries on wedding gowns with her “gay husband,” Sammy. Big Ang, Ramona and Karen get all done up ‘80’s and ‘90’s style for Drita’s birthday party. Karen and Ramona discuss their apprehension about Love ability to behave at Drita’s birthday party. Drita’s party gets off to a good start. Unfortunately, chaos ensues, and the party turns into — in the words of Drita — a “zoo” after Love slaps or punches Carla before grabbing her hair. Karen tries to talk to Love to figure out why she flipped out and broke her promise not to hit Carla. Drita talks to Carla to try to figure out what happened with Love after she and Big Ang stepped out to smoke a cigarette. Karen tries to convince Carla that she did not know Carla was going to attack her. Renee helps Carla to clean and bandage her wounded hand. And…that’s about it.
Alright, let’s get started!
Ramona And Karen Shop And Talk About Their Friendship
Ramona and Karen go shopping for their ‘80’s/’90’s-style outfit for Drita’s upcoming ‘80’s/’90’s-themed birthday party. They are back to their old selves as they have fun helping each other pick out their respective outfits. Karen interviews and says that this is the first time she is talking to Ramona since her prenup party.
Karen decides to bring up her prenup party while she and Ramona are in the middle of shopping. She tells Ramona that Ramona walked into her party with a chip on her shoulder and an attitude toward Karen. She then tells Ramona that she should know that Karen only wants what is best for her. That is the only reason she expressed concern and some of her misgivings about Ramona’s decision to marry Joe. Finally, she makes it clear that she will now wholeheartedly support Ramona’s decision. Ramona just listens to Karen say all of this.
Karen then moves on to another subject and asks Ramona “What the f*ck happened with Love at the party?!?!” Ramona says that she has no idea.
Karen tells Ramona that Love called her the night before and asked her to make sure that Love behaves herself at Drita’s birthday party. She interviews and says that she and Love have a strong bond, and she thinks she can get Love to calm down and refrain from acting crazy with Carla at the party.
Ramona tells Karen that Carla also needs to watch her own attitude at the party in order to avoid any conflict with Love. Karen agrees.
Carla Talks To Joe About Her Problems With Some Of The Other Women
Carla and Joe meet at some pizza restaurant to have coffee and talk. Carla interviews that she and Joe will work through their divorce together “and make it right.”
Once they are seated, Carla tells Joe that she was recently served with their divorce papers. He just nods his head. Carla interviews and says that her divorce is the least of her problems right now. She says that her main problem right now “is this constant drama with these other women.”
Carla tells Joe that she is going to Drita’s birthday party, but she is apprehensive about having to see and deal with some of the other women who have problems with her and have also been invited. She specifically mentions Love and tells him that one of the reasons Love has a problem with her is because she claims Carla “stole” the angel wings logo she uses for her own makeup business and gave it to Joe and his father to use for their skincare business (I think Love is being a little ridiculous with that one, but I could be wrong). Joe says that tons of companies use angel wings as their logo, and he thinks Love’s being angry over their using an angel wing logo for their business is ridiculous (I agree on that one. I still think Carla knew that Love had a makeup business and knew a whole lot more about Love than she is letting on, though). Carla interviews and says that Love’s story about this issue “is something she pulled out of her a*s somewhere!”
With regard to Drita’s birthday party, Joe tells Carla to avoid any drama because she is a Mother of 2 kids. He tells her to leave if she sees that things are getting catty. Carla interviews and says that she agrees with Joe, but she “WILL battle back and WIN because I will win over a LIE!”
Drita Has A Heart-to-Heart With Lee
Drita is driving around in her car when Lee calls her. He tells Drita that he will be finished with his required halfway house stint soon. She says she cannot believe the time flew by so fast. She interviews and says that, after 8 years, Lee will finally be able to live more freely.
Drita and Lee discuss the fact that Drita is going to let Lee move back in with her and their daughters when he finishes his time at the halfway house. She tells him that it is going to be a major adjustment for all of them. She interviews and says that she decided to let Lee move back into the house so that they can work on their marriage and their family.
Drita tells Lee that she does have some concerns. One of those concerns is the fact that they either really, really get along, or they really, really DON’T. Another concern is her fear that he will be tempted by the streets once again and end up back in jail. She tells him that the last time this happened she got so sick that she could barely function, and she cannot and will not go through that again. She also tells him that she thinks about the possibility of this happening again and the devastating effect it will have on her daughters. She reminds Lee that his daughters need him and that his going away again after they have opened their hearts to him and have gotten used to having a father around will be crushing for them.
Finally, she bluntly asks Lee where his head is. He tells her that he is “done” with the streets and that type of lifestyle. He vows that he will not do anything to jeopardize his freedom or their family. He says he is “done with all the b*llshit!” Drita interviews and says that she really wants to believe Lee, but she could be making the biggest mistake of her life by allowing him to move back home. But she is willing to take that risk in order to bring her family back together.
Here Comes The Bride
Ramona has an appointment with a store to try on bridal gowns. She takes her “gay husband,” Sammy, with her to get his opinion. She interviews and says that the only thing she has left to do is get her dress. Everything else is prepped and ready to go as soon as she hears from Joe. She notes that her last wedding took place at City Hall and was “no frills.” This time, she wants her wedding to be the dream wedding she never had.
Ramona tries on 2 dresses in this scene. The 1st one is too revealing and inappropriate, in my opinion. She settles on the 2nd one, which is more demure but still shows her figure off. It is a mermaid-style dress with cap-sleeves, and it is all lace. She interviews that she wishes she had the support of all of her family and friends. Because she does not and because of the reality of her situation, she interviews that she is having mixed emotions as she tries on these bridal gowns.
Her friend Sammy asks her if her parents know that she is getting married. Ramona says she does not know because they do not speak, but she would not be surprised if they did know because, from what she hears on the street, her parents still manage to know her personal business somehow (I wonder if the fact that you are on a NATIONALLY broadcast reality show has anything to do with that, Ramona? Ya think? *Shrug*). Sammy tells Ramona that he thinks she should invite her parents. Ramona is noncommittal in her response, but she does remind Sammy that HE (and not her father) will be walking her down the aisle. She interviews and says that Joe really is her soul mate, and she hopes he can get bail and be at the wedding (This is really sad on so many levels.).
Big Ang Goes To The Salon To Turn Herself Into An “’80’s Diva”
Big Ang goes to the beauty salon and asks for “big hair” so she can look like an ‘80’s diva for Drita’s ‘80’s/’90’s-Themed birthday party (I love Big Ang, but this was really an unnecessary scene. I’ve noticed quite a few “filler scenes” in the past few episodes.).
Karen And Ramona Get Ready For The Par-Tay
Karen and Ramona are together at Karen’s apartment having their hair and makeup done for Drita’s birthday party.
Karen tells Ramona that Love texted her the night before and told her that she had to go to the Emergency Room because she punched something and broke her hand (Love, Girl, I like you. So, I am going to tell you that you need to look into the following: anger management classes/therapy; individual therapy; and medication. Don’t knock it until you try it. You can thank me later.). Karen says that Love’s temper does concern her, but she thinks that, because she and Love are such good friends, she will be able to help control Love’s temper and prevent her from attacking Carla at the party. She also says that she thinks that Drita will be able to curb Carla’s smart mouth. If the both of them do their part in managing Love and Carla, disaster should be avoided.
Ramona says that she does not care for Carla, but despite that, she does not want to see anything violent happen to her because she is a mother (She’s a mother, alright….a motherf*cker…*Shrug*. I still don’t think that Carla should be physically harmed for being a mother-effer, though. I’m with Ramona on that one.). Karen responds that Love does not have all of her screws tight enough, but she still thinks she will be able to prevent Love from hurting Carla.
Karen calls Love to gauge her mood for tonight’s party. Love tells Karen that she has 6 broken bones in her hand. She then starts ranting and raving about Carla. She basically says that she is going to let Carla have it if she makes one false move, and that’s all there is to it. She then hangs up on Karen before Karen can even really respond or reason with her.
Drita’s Birthday Party Starts Off Deceptively Well
Finally, it’s the night of Drita’s big birthday party. Big Ang and Carla are the first to arrive at the party venue, and the place is empty. They remark about this, noting that everyone else is late. Carla interviews and says that she does not know what to expect walking into this party because it is the first time she will be seeing Renee since the brunch, and she is finally going to be in the same room with Love.
Big Ang says that she is going to get Drita’s party started for her, and she orders a drink.
Karen and Ramona arrive together next and greet Ang and Carla. Karen interviews and says that she has no clue how Love is going to act tonight “so I have to keep an eye on her.”
Ang asks Karen and Ramona if Love is going to be coming to the party. Ramona and Karen say that Love will be coming even though she broke her hand recently. Ang expresses concern and disbelief over Love breaking her hand. Carla interviews and says that she could not care less if Love comes or not. Ang interviews and says that it might be better if Love does NOT come because she does not want any drama at Drita’s party.
Finally, birthday girl Drita arrives. She interviews and says she is “so excited” and can’t wait to see everybody’s outfits. Once she sees Ang, Carla, Karen and Ramona, she enthusiastically and warmly greets them with hugs, kisses, a big smile and excitement and compliments over their outfits (I cannot say enough that I am SOOOO glad that Drita finally got her happy back! Good for you, Drita!).
Noticing that Renee is still not at the party, Big Ang asks the other women if they have heard from Renee. She says she wonders why Renee has not shown up yet. Carla interviews and says that she is not worried about seeing Renee because they both agreed that they could be cordial with one another if they were ever in the same place. She also says she no longer has any kind of problem with Renee.
Renee finally arrives at the party with her friend, Nikole. She interviews and says that she has mixed feelings about seeing Carla because she is still very hurt by the things Carla said to her in the past. Because of that, she says that part of her wants to punch Carla in the face, and the other part of her knows she should just “ignore this no good motherf*cker!!”
When Renee does finally make it into the party and sees all of the women, she warmly greets everyone BUT Carla, who she pointedly ignores. Carla tries to talk to Renee, but Renee acts like she does not even hear her (Some might call this a little immature. I don’t care. I love it, and I think it is the perfect way to handle a nasty person like Carla. Place her on total “IGNORE” status. She’s not worth expending ANY energy on in my opinion. *Shrug*). Carla interviews and says that it is a little awkward “because Renee can’t even look me in the eye.” (She can. She just does not WANT to look you in the eye, Carla.).
Carla is laughing and talking loudly, and Renee looks supremely irritated every time Carla loudly shrieks. She tells someone that she wants to “punch Carla right in her f*ckin’ neck!!” Ramona, who happens to notice Renee’s discomfort and irritation, walks over to Renee and asks her how she is doing. Renee lies and says she is doing just fine. Ramona interviews and says that she hopes Renee is o.k. and not too stressed out because she is still newly in recovery.
Karen then walks up to Renee and tells her that she is just checking on her to make sure that she is comfortable. Renee tells Karen that she is “perfectly fine.” Drita interviews and says that a peaceful party “would be the best f*ckin’ gift!!”
A certain song comes on, and the women start gleefully cutting a rug and having a blast. They then toast to new beginnings.
Finally…here comes trouble: Love arrives with a friend. Love interviews and says that it is so “nuts” to her that Carla has “beef” with her because Carla does not even really know her. Carla interviews and says that Love is psychotic. She also says that she is ignoring “Love, the trash bag” at the party. Love interviews and says that she is never going to let someone run around the streets talking sh*t about her because she DEMANDS her respect. Renee interviews and says that she hopes Love leaves her craziness at the door.
Love warmly greets everyone that walks up to her at the party, including Karen, Ramona, Big Ang and Renee. Drita interviews and says that Love seems to be in a good mood, “Thank God!”
Love has a cast on one of her hands, and Renee asks her what happened. Love tells her that she got angry, hit a steel beam in a wall and ended up breaking bones in her hand.
Drita interviews and says that she has “a big cow” in the middle of her party (in reference to the fact that Love and Carla have major bad blood between them AND Renee and Carla also have bad blood between them. All of these people are at her party). Ang interviews and says that Love’s eyes started to change as she was talking to her.
Love starts talking to no one in particular about how Carla is getting on her nerves. Ramona and Karen tell Love that she looks like she is in a good mood, and they are glad that she is behaving. Love tells them, “I’m not behaving. I’m WAITING.” Karen and Ramona look a little worried when they hear Love say this.
At a certain point, Big Ang and Drita decide to go outside the party for a cigarette break.
Before they leave, Ang asks someone to watch Carla’s back while they are gone, and this person agrees to do so.
Drita’s Party Takes A Turn For The Worse
Ramona interviews and says she can’t believe Love just said that she was waiting instead of behaving. Karen tells Love that if she feels like she needs to talk to Carla, she should do it without getting violent. Love tells Karen that she thinks she and Carla should talk. Karen interviews and said that because she has known Love for years, she knew that she should get Carla right then and there to talk to Love when she was ready to talk to her because if she didn’t, Love was going to get more and more frustrated and agitated, which would only make things worse in the end.
Karen walks over to Carla and tells her that Love wants to talk to her. Carla agrees. Love interviews and says that she can’t wait to ask Carla, “just who the f*ck she thinks she is!” Carla interviews and says that she went over to talk to Love because she just wanted to get it over with.
Once Karen brings Carla over to Love, she asks Love to sit and tells both of them that she is going to stand right there while they talk. Ramona interviews and says that Karen needs to keep a close eye on both Carla and Love. Renee interviews and says that she looked over and saw Karen and Love talking to Carla, and she wondered “what in the hell was going on.”
After Love sits, she looks at Carla and says, “Karen is here to keep me from cracking your teeth down your f*ckin’ throat!!” Carla instantly leans in and puts her hand up like she is going to respond to Love. Before she can do that, Love lunges at her, grabs her by the hair and socks her a few times before bodyguards swarm in and try to separate the two women. This is made more difficult by the fact that Carla has somehow gotten hold of Love’s hair and is refusing to let go.
At this point, chaos ensues, and the whole place goes wild. Drita and Big Ang walk back in and run around trying to figure out what is going on. Carla ends up being surrounded by people and wildly lashing out. She interviews and says that she doesn’t know who to trust at this party. She says she feels set up.
Meanwhile, Karen is trying to make her way through the bodyguards so she can talk to Carla, but the bodyguards are refusing to let her near Carla.
Somehow, Ramona gets through the bodyguards and makes her way to Carla. She tries her best to get Carla to calm down, but she is unsuccessful. Finally, she screams, “Carla, STOP!! You’re BLEEDING!!” It turns out that Carla’s hand is now bleeding for some reason.
Karen is still trying to make her way over to Carla, and she screams that she is just trying to talk to her.
Somehow, Drita ends up near Carla and Ramona, and Karen is eventually able to make her way over to them. Drita wonders what happened, and Karen tells her that Love agree that she would NOT hit Carla if Karen was nearby when she talked to her. Karen says this is the only reason she brought Carla over to Love. She also says that she stayed near the two of them in order to make sure that Love would not attack Carla. Karen says that, despite Love’s promise to her and despite the fact that she was nearby, Love attacked Carla before Karen could stop her. Carla interviews and says that she does not believe that Karen did not know exactly what Love was going to do. In short, she thinks Karen helped set her up so that Love could attack her.
Eventually, Big Ang and Renee make their way over to join the other women to figure out what just happened.
Karen leaves the party and goes outside to try and find Love so she can talk to her. She interviews and says that she wants to find Love for 2 reasons: 1) to make sure that she is o.k. and 2) to find out what happened to trigger her and make her attack Carla when she specifically promised Karen that she would not get violent if Karen was nearby.
Karen sees that Love is riding away from the party in a speeding car, but she yells for Love and manages to get the car to turn back around and pick her up so that she can talk to Love. Once she is in the car, Karen bluntly asks Love, “What the f*ck happened??!! I told Carla you wouldn’t hit her.”
Love says that Carla said something to her about Karen being there, and it made her see red and lose it. Karen interviews and says that Love is her friend and has a right to her feelings. However, she feels that Love put her in a bad position by getting violent with Carla when she specifically promised Karen that she would NOT do this if Karen remained near her and Carla while they talked. Also, she says that, as Love’s friend, she respects her feelings; however, Love did not respect HER feelings when she physically attacked Carla after she promised Karen that she would not do this.
Back inside, Drita asks Carla to see her injured hand and takes her to the bathroom to help her clean it up and to talk to her privately. She interviews and says that she is “pissed” with Love because she really wanted things to be resolved between her and Carla…but not like this. She is also upset because she was not there when Carla got attacked. She says that she knows she could have prevented anything like that from happening if she would have just been there.
Once they get to the bathroom, Drita apologizes more than once to Carla for not being there when Love attacked her. She interviews and says she can understand Carla feeling like she was set up somehow.
Back in Love’s friend’s car, Love tells Karen that she “would take a bullet” for Karen. Karen tells Love that she knows this. She also says that she does not like Carla either, but Love made her look like a liar because she gave Carla her word that Love just wanted to talk to her and NOT to fight.
Love screams, “Hardly anybody likes Carla!! Why the f*ck is she even here?!?” (Ummm….Errr…because she was invited by Drita, the guest of honor, who DOES happen to like her….*Shrug*). She also screams, “She (Carla) has done and said nasty things to you, to Ramona, and she has been like a tick on Renee’s a*s trying to suck her blood dry!!”
Karen looks like she realizes that trying to reason with Love about this subject is useless so she should just give it up. She interviews and says that she feels bad that Carla might feel like she colluded with Love to set Carla up to be attacked. She decides she wants to talk to Carla directly to let her know that this is NOT the case.
Karen makes her way to the bathroom and joins Drita and Carla inside. She tells Carla that she did not want her to get hit. Carla interviews and says that the other women are in la-la land when it comes to Love because they listen to her and the lies she tells “instead of realizing that she is a psychopath!” Drita interviews and says that she wishes she could have been there to prevent what happened. She says it does not look good for Love because it looks like she purposely waited until Drita was nowhere around before she attacked Carla.
Eventually, Karen and Ramona are off in a corner looking at the remaining stragglers at the party/war zone. Ramona asks, “How do you top THIS party?” Karen responds, “Stab a bitch.”
Big Ang interviews and says that she thinks Love waited for both her and Drita to leave so she could attack Carla.
At a certain point, Renee walks over to Drita and Carla, who have made their way out of the bathroom and back into the party area. Carla interviews and says that she sees Renee walking to over and thinks, “Great! Now, SHE wants to start with me?!?!”
Renee Plays Florence Nightingale
Renee tells Carla that she does not want to fight with her. She then tells her that she just can’t let her bleed without helping her. She yells out asking for someone to bring her a first aid kit. Drita interviews and says that hearing Renee yell out for a first aid kit to help Carla was “weird.”
Renee pours a little vodka into Carla’s wound to clean it. She then wraps it. Big Ang interviews and says that she cannot believe she is watching Renee help Carla.
Renee tells Carla, “At the end of the day, I may be a drug addict, but I’m a good person.” Carla says, “I’m a good person too.” (No, you’re not. You did not deserve to be attacked by Love, but you are still not a good person. JMHO. *Shrug*). They then tell each other how the other one really hurt them with the nasty things they said about each other. Carla interviews and says that the difference between Renee and Love is that Renee will try to help her even if they aren’t speaking to each other.
Drita apologizes to Carla again (more than once) for what happened. Carla interviews and says that she is glad everyone got to see that “Love is the animal that she is.”
Renee interviews and says that it took rehab and lots of working on herself, but she’s finally in a place where she feels really good about herself. Drita interviews and says she is in a really good place in her life and in her business.
There will be no new “Mob Wives” episode until the Reunion, which I THINK will be shown on Sunday, April 21, 2012. Do not quote me on this, however. Instead, please check your local listings.
See you guys in a couple of weeks!
Sunday Night Lineup, April 14th, by BB
8PM – The Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion Part 2 (Bravo); The Amazing Race (CBS); Once Upon a Time (ABC); The Simpsons/Bobs Burgers (Fox); Extreme Homes (HGTV); Dog and Beth: The Preview (CMT); The Sheards (BET); Trip Flip (Trvl); Cupcake Wars (Food); The 80’s: The Decade that Made Us (NatGeo); Mega Dens (DIY); Jerseylicious (Style)
9PM – Married to Medicine (Bravo); All Star Celebrity Apprentice (NBC); Oprah’s Next Chapter: Mark Burnett (OWN); The Good Wife (CBS); Army Wives (Lifetime); Family Guy/American Dad (Fox); MTV Movie Awards (MTV, VH1 and Logo); My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding (TLC); River Monsters (Anpl); Ax Men (History); Chopped All Stars (Food); The 80’s: The Decade that Made Us (NatGeo); Dateline on ID (ID); I Survived (Bio); A Bryk at a Time (DIY); Snapped (Oxy); Big Rich Atlanta (Style); Game of Thrones (HBO); Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
10PM – The Mentalist (CBS); Mad Men (AMC); The Client List (Lifetime); Welcome to Myrtle Manor (TLC); Naked Castaway (Disc); Bar Rescue (Spike); 7 Little Johnstons (OWN): Vikings (History); Restaurant Impossible (Food); Unusual Suspects (ID); Look Who’s Stalking (Bio); The Vanilla Ice Project (DIY); Unique Eats (Cook); VEEP (HBO); The Borgias (Showtime)
11PM – WWHL: Iyanla Vanzant and Julie Benz (Bravo)