Dancing with the Stars Recap / Dukes of Melrose / Amazing Race

Dancing with the Stars by Lisette

Welcome back to the ballroom! The show starts off a group dance with all the pros (MAKS IS BACK!!!!) and then the pros are joined by their partners for mini solos. The song is the Pitbull song “Can’t stop the paarrtay” and the dance is rocking hot! This dance was choreographed by Lacy Schwimmer. I like that Lacy is still involved with DWTS but I like her as a pro and wish she was on this season.

This week’s theme is Side-by-Side. (ETA: The Side-by-Side is totally distracting and I think it solely exists to draaaaggggg out the time everyone dances so that this show can last two hours.) The stars will dance alongside a pro couple. I’m not sure how this will work out but onto the dancing…

Ingo & Kym – Cha Cha – Score 21

  • CAI – 7
  • LG – 7
  • BT – 7

Ingo & Kym will be dancing alongside Tony & Emma. Ingo is having trouble with the hip movements for the cha cha. Dancing next to pros is a lot of pressure for Ingo. Onto the dance…First Tony & Emma take the stage and dance the cha cha I guess as a frame of reference so people can know what the dance should look like. Then I & K start dancing along the pros. Too many people on the dance floor. Too distracting and it only highlighted how stiff Ingo is. Then it is just Ingo & Kym and the dance is like going on forever! Kym has this big a** bow on her tush and it is all my eyes want to focus on…big bow moving up and down…its hypnotic. It’s going to be a long night because I’m already bored. I’m sure the youngin’s will bring it later. Len said he was good on the stamina but he has to work on his rhythm. Bruno said he plays the character well but it works to try to disguise the technical errors. Carrie Ann liked Ingo didn’t seem intimidated by the pros but he needs to work on his moves below the belt. That little comment started innuendos starting with Tom 🙂 Tom is so bad!

Jacoby & Karina – Jive – Score 26

  • CAI – 9
  • LG – 8
  • BT – 9

Jacoby & Karina will be dancing with Maks & Anna Trubunskya. Looks like Maks and Karina are over their awkwardness from their broken engagement…LOL! So Jacoby wants to win the encore. He likes the jive because its like a dance from New Orleans called skip. Jacoby is having trouble with the dance because he feels Karina wants him to move like a woman and he can’s cause he’s all man…LOL! Enter Maks and Anna and Jacoby likes Maks (who doesn’t) because Maks can show him how to move like a man. Onto the dance…*Sigh* makes is missed. Ok now this is better! I LOVE JACOBY! Man this man has some great energy! And for such a tall person he has some moves! The dance was great, lively and entertaining. Jacoby is getting some of my votes this week. He was awesome! Bruno is out of his chair. Bruno said it was like watching two stallions at the peak of their power fighting for supremacy. Masculinity and testosterone pouring out of everywhere. His one criticism was for Jacoby to point his feet on the kicks and flicks. Carrie Ann agrees with the toe point comment and then goes I love me some Jacoby! Me too! And Jacoby goes Girl I love you back! LOL! Len said Jacoby lights up the place but he will not get a 9 from Len with those feet and Jacoby responds Hey Len I love you but with this feet I went 108 and 7 seconds. I guess he’s referencing his stamina.

Victor & Lindsay – Viennese Waltz – Score 21

  • CAI – 7
  • LG – 7
  • BT – 7

This dance is proving hard for Victor and he’s snapping at Lindsay. It comes out that a woman Victor was dating was stepping out on him and he found out during the practice. He left practice to work out his frustration and came back with renewed focus. They are dancing with Tristan (yeah!) and Emma (again?). The men seem to work better with the other male pros. Interesting. Onto the dance…It’s a fast tempo waltz, nice. Victor’s stiffness helps him a bit in the waltz but he’s struggling. Its a better effort but you can see Lindsay is doing all the work. Carrie Ann called it a victory. Said it was graceful from him and she called him out on the lift. Len said it was better than last week and well done. Len also called out Carrie Ann on her insistence on calling out lifts that aren’t intentional. This is the second time Len has snapped at Carrie Ann tonight…hmmm…Bruno said he was back in the game. He was elegant, pert and erect (more innuendo) with Bruno shocked at the gasps and he goes what he had to be that way for his posture in the dance…LOL! Bruno!

Alexandra & Mark – Samba – Score 25

  • CAI – 8
  • LG – 8
  • BT – 9

Aly & Mark are dancing with Tony and Whitney. Aly is benefiting from having Whitney dancing with them. Again the stars work better when they can see how they are supposed to look. Aly goes although Mark does make a good lady sometimes…cue up Mark dancing like a lady…LOL! Aly is releasing her inner sex kitten…LOOK OUT! Aly was fantastic! She finally seemed to be having some fun and she moved so well in this dance. Really good! Len said her bottom was the tops! She kept up with the pros (I agree) and he had a little criticism on some mistakes she made and something about the synchronized runs but other than that good job! Bruno called her sassy and saucy! He said she had strong technique apart from the mistake and she has a carefree attitude now that allows her to care about the dancing and it shows. Carrie Ann called her a sex kitten. She said she was great when she was dancing with Whitney but once she realized Whitney wasn’t there anymore Aly took it down a notch and she should really keep it up and not take it down. Aly makes the first mention of the night to Boston. She dedicated her dance to those in Boston hurt in the marathon.

Sean & Peta – Quick Step – Score 24

  • CAI – 8
  • LG – 8
  • BT – 8

Obligatory shot of Sean and the fiance so that we believe they are still together and happy. They are dancing with Tristan and Chelsie. Sean is trying to be like Tristan and he’s mimicking everything Tristan does. I guess this is supposed to be cute. Sorry I don’t like this guy. The dance was good. Peta’s costume and hair was very distracting. Bruno has a shocked look on his face. He’s like Sean what is going on?! Bruno said he had a lumberjack style clonking around and tonight he turned into a swan with elegance and grace. Carrie Ann says he’s back and it was bold and beautiful. She loved it! Len said last week a statue this week a pigeon. Everyone is confused if it was a complement or diss. Len is like I’m not explaining it. Bruno called him a swan and I said pigeon same diff…LOL! Len said it was his best dance yet.

Kellie & Derek – Foxtrot – Score 27

  • CAI – 9
  • LG – 9
  • BT – 9

This is their first ballroom dance of the season and they are both nervous about it. This dance is not playing to Kellie’s strengths and Derek is showing his short fuse. They are dancing next to Henry and Anna. Kellie is wearing a very distracting wig. It’s so cheap looking it belongs on Kim Zolciak’s head Season 1. The dance was really good. Nice and smooth. Carrie Ann is complementing Len first by saying she likes the side-by-side challenge. She says each couple is benefiting from dancing with the pros. She liked the dance and pointed out one error but overall really good. Len said that was a hot trot not a foxtrot, he’s telling you. He said Kellie put the oo in smooth. He said if she keeps dancing like that she’s in the final. Bruno says she managed to have the glamor and humor of Jean Harlow and the sophistication of the Great Gatsby. Baz Luhrman would use this.

DL & Cheryl – Tango – Score 18

  • CAI – 6
  • LG – 6
  • BT – 6

Scenes of DL & Cheryl disagreeing. DL is connecting through the hips with Cheryl in the wrong way and its grossing her out. Its funnier than it sounds. They are dancing with Sascha (male Sascha) and Chelsie. DL likes having Sascha there to show him how to dance. DL looks good but he looks like he’s stomping his way through the dance. It is a definite improvement. Len said it was like a decaf coffee. It didn’t have any snap. It lacked the attack needed for the tango. Bruno said he did attack it but it came out like a stamping monster. Called it a brave attempt. Carrie Ann loved his intensity and focus but side by side she could see he was bouncy and he should have been smooth. DL responded you saw a difference when we were side by side. Was it the hair that looked different? LOL!!

Zendaya & Val – Argentine Tango – Score 29

  • CAI – 10 – First 10s of the season!
  • LG – 9
  • BT – 10

Zendaya & Val are dancing with Maks and Anna. Val has never danced the Argentine Tango before…HUH?! Zendaya is having a hard time with the sensuality of the dance. Thank God considering she’s 16!! This dance did not disappoint! The Argentine Tango is my favorite dance to see and this one was one of the all time best! Maks and Anna starting it off and then Zendaya & Val coming in to seal the deal. Zendaya has these great leg extensions that makes it fun to watch her dance. Their tango was a little muted but it worked for me because I just can’t forget she’s quite young for this dance of passion. Bruno is out of his chair (I swear one day he will flip over the desk!) and called her the lethal beauty. The ultimate femme fatale. He said next to Anna she was as good and strong. Carrie Ann mentioned that Zendaya is so tall and that her thighs must be killing her but you could never tell. Carrie Ann says she loves that every move she makes has a story and its like watching stylized life working and she loves it. Len says it was like a lemon tart, sharp and tangy at the top crisp and tasty down below. Well done it was a gem of a dance. Val also mentions Boston and says it is hard to do a show like this in a time like this.

Next week is Stevie Wonder night so if your a Wonder fan make sure to tune in!

Andy & Sharna – Paso Doble – Score 18

  • CAI – 6
  • LG – 6
  • BT – 6

Andy doesn’t think he can do machismo to pull off the paso. Andy & Sharna will be dancing with Sacha and Emma (she’s a busy girl tonight). Andy comes flying in on a hire wire. He’s Zorro. A good effort but Andy cannot pull off serious. He had some mistakes but overall a good effort. Carrie Ann is laughing and she loved the entrance. Said the dance fell apart after the cape thing. Len said it was more Pasadena than Paso Doble. As always great fun and he enjoyed watching it. Bruno said it was indescribable. The cape work was bad and the only thing missing was Cloris Leachman. Audience is silent then boos. Tom goes one comment too many again. I agree.

Zendaya & Val are at the top of the leader board and at the bottom are DL & Cheryl and Andy & Sharna.

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Dukes of Melrose by Jill

How perfect that Cameron is at his most sharp tonged while wearing a cape?  And the award for best dramatic performance goes to……drum roll.

Peggy Moffit (Love Magazine)

Peggy Moffit (Love Magazine)

Peggy Moffit (tumblr)

Peggy Moffit (tumblr)

Decades’ is having growing pains that any successful business combining staff will suffer.  After terse comments fly the wounded each go to their corners to collect themselves. Sweet Billy cannot take the demands from Cameron any longer. It sparked his of character remark and we can see he is frayed.  Cameron, I’m speaking to you here, NO ONE puts Billy in a corner!! No One! Every show needs the quiet wit of a Billy and Cristo’s is there to soften the blow and try to mend the Gucci Prada Pucci fence dividing the two.  The kerfuffle is over staff RSVP’s for Cameron’s upcoming event honoring model and icon Peggy Moffitt. Muse for the late fashion designer Rudi Gernreich and fashion icon her images still resonate and the outfits are art. Cameron is feeling just as stressed with everything he has in the air with the event, styling, and well just being Cameron that his is 100% unwilling to budge ad holds firm that it is Billy who owes HIM and apology.

Fighting aside there are still closets to raid and getting to tag along with Cristos is one of my favorite things.  Sneaking a peak into the lux closet of Candy Demann does not disappoint.  It does start of with so many NO’s, McQueen NO, Fendi NO, worried Cristos rolling case will leave empty, his breath is held when he uncovers a Prada bag.  This is a PERFECT bag for anyone and much to my wondering ears, Candy says yes setting the Decades shelves buzzing anticipating new arrivals! Lavin dress? Check. Pink Lacrox dress worn to Madonna’s wedding in the 80’s? CHECK AND CHECK! Designer pieces and some wine make for a wonderful closet-shopping spree for Cristos.

dukes-of-melrose-season-1-rudi-gernreich-moca-02We can not call it a night just yet because the Gernreich exhibit is opening it’s doors. Peggy Moffitt arrives looking amazing.  Just take a look. Chic from head to toe she is awed by the exhibit.  I was as well.  The color, the cuts, the art in each piece make the viewer long to reach out and not only touch the dress’ and jump suits but try them on and take a blast straight back to the Laugh In set. With the evening at a close, it’s back to the Decades grindstone in the morning. FYI: The grindstone at Decades is covered in fur.

Billy choses the best path to harmony and agrees along with Cameron, they agree to work on their relationship moving forward.  Thanks Cameron because we need our Billy fix on the show. No show is complete with out a touch of snark delivered with ease and some stylish leather gloves.

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The Amazing Race – April 14, 2013 – by MelTheHound

  • Idries and Jamil Abdur-Rahman Eliminated in leg 2
  • Max and Katie Bichler are newlyweds from Buffalo, N.Y. It’s wrong to judge a book by it’s cover, I know that but I’m looking at this guy and already I’m thinking douche bag. Hopefully, I’m wrong.
  • Mona Egender and Beth Bandimere (Derby Moms) are mothers from Colorado. They are also roller derby teammates. I tend to like the Roller Derby Queens.
  • Bates and Anthony Battaglia (Hockey Brothers) are brothers from Raleigh, N.C. The brothers are professional hockey players.
  • Chuck and Wynona McCall (Alabama) are a married couple from Daphne, Ala. Chuck is a taxidermist and his wife is a hairstylist. Here is a couple who look exactly like who they are to me. I saw her and the first two words out of my mouth were Wynona Judd.
  • David and Connor O’Leary (Utah) Took themselves out of the race due to an injury
  • Caroline Cutbirth and Jennifer Kuhle are friends and (Country Singers) in a band. Caroline is a direct descendant of Daniel Boone and Jennifer is the granddaughter of John Wayne. Never heard of either of these ladies.
  • Joey Graceffa and Meghan Camarena (YouTubers) are friends from Los Angeles. They list their occupation as YouTube hosts. Dude, wash the shit out of your hair and drag a comb through it.
  • Pamela Chien and Winnie Sung (Besties) Eliminated leg 7.
  • Jessica Hoel and John Erck (Surfers) Eliminated Leg 4 holding an express pass… Dumbass.

You can read more about them here… There you have it my friends. The cast that will or won’t entertain us for the next couple months. Each of those cast member links should take you to the CBS website where the photos are hosted.

Leg 8 – Bern, Switzerland – My Cheese Is Out Of Control.

Welcome back race fans. It’s been a couple weeks and a day, I hope you didn’t forget about me. When we last met, Besties were eliminated and we were down to six teams. Hockey brothers won that leg and will be the first to depart The Royal Tree Lodge in Botswanna, South Africa. They are to get on a plane to Zurich, Switzerland. Once there, they have to find ‘The Conductor’ who will hand them their next clue. They leave the lodge to go to the Time Travel travel agency. Guess what kiddies, everyone will be on the same flight so it doesn’t matter who left first. Everyone gets on the plane, no one is left behind in South Africa.

tar1 tar2One they land, they find the conductor and the clue is, they have to got to Grindelwald by train and wait for their next clue. This is a multiple connection train ride and everyone makes it on to the first train. On the train, there is some flirting going on between the Hockey brothers and the Country singers. Cute. They arrive at the Bern train station where they have to make a connection. Derby moms and Youtube both miss that connection, by about 3 seconds. RuhRoh.. As the train was pulling away, the 4 teams on the train gave a gleeful smile and wave to the women standing on the platform. Not to worry folks, there’s another train in a half hour. Further, once they get to Grindelwald, they have to wait until the next morning to get their next clue anyway. So, twice, the teams are all equalized.

tar3 tar4The following day, the teams head back to that church to wait for some guy, a snow shepherd to come sliding down the hill on his slide/bike. Everyone is in good spirits except for Chuck who has begun the day being a dick to his wife. She isn’t moving fast enough for his satisfaction (Chuck, dude, you knew the woman couldn’t run when you began this race, suck it up and deal with it).  She promises him that if he ‘starts’ again, there will be hell to pay. I’ve kind of developed a soft spot for Wynona but Chuck, is an ass. They arrive at the church, just like everyone else and get their clue when the guy arrives. The clue is, they have to get to Kleine, by train, where they will pick up a travel companion and once again the race is on to catch the train, at 9:47. Ole Chuck is complaining to his wife the entire route from the church to the train. “How can these other girls be so much faster than you” he says. Chuck, have you seen your wife? I don’t want to be mean, but just sayin’. Everyone arrives at the train station, at around 9am but Alabama is behind them by 12 seconds. She timed it (and now she’s pissed at him). Did she have a stopwatch or was she counting one thousands? He tells her to sit her ass on the floor while he figures out how to purchase the same ticket everyone else has. She’s upset crying that she’s a disappointment to him and she hates it. Really? I’m going to point out here, for future reference, that every mistake made on this race by this team, has been made by Chuck. Just sayin’

tar5 tar6 tar7All of the teams are on the train so Chuck can relax but I’ve seen, on women, that look that is on Wynona’s face before. She is going to hang his balls by the trailer hitch on her truck when they get back to Alabama. The train ride up the mountain is a pretty one and most seem to be enjoying it. They get to the end of the ride and pick up their travel companions. They are to deliver these pups, by train at the Jungfraujoch station, to the waiting rescue guides and then search the ‘sphinx’ to get their next clue. This train station boasts the highest elevation in Europe, at over 11,000 feet. Most get to and on the train without incident but Country’s dog, Kara, wants no part of that train. Their alliance with Hockey comes in handy though because one of them helps wrestle the dog on to the train steps where she finally gets the hint to get on the train. On the train, everyone is loving on their dogs as they are missing their own dogs back home. Including Chuck. He’s treating the dog better than he is his wife because she can probably run faster. Way to motivate her Chuck ole boy. They get to the station and begin to run to deliver the dogs to the rescue guides. Everyone except Wynona that is.. At 11k feet, the air is very thin, and she’s feeling a bit dizzy but Chuck wants to pull her along. In the end, everyone gets their dogs delivered and they can now go and get their next clue.

tar8 tar9It’s a roadblock. One member from each team has to crawl out the lookout window and walk a plank to pick up one of those travelocity gnomes to get the next clue (it’s printed on the bottom of the gnome. Then continue on across the plank to the next window. That is the north face of ‘The Eiger’ they are walking across (harnessed and attached to a guide rope). Bates, Beth, Katie, Megan, Jennifer, and, you guessed it, Wynona do this task. She is the only one who really has any difficulty. I think she got hung up on the guide rope or something like that but she did manage to complete it. Out there on that plank, she didn’t have much choice. That is Bates (Hockey) that I’m showing in the pics.

tar10The clue says they have to go to the Grindewald Grund train station, cross a bridge, and follow the sound of the swiss alp horn to get their next clue. 4 teams catch the first train out of there but since Wynona is having trouble, and Mehgan must wait until she finishes before she can begin, those two teams miss that first train. For the first time in the episode, the teams aren’t on an even footing. Wynona finishes the boardwalk but now, they and Youtube will be a half hour behind the other teams. While waiting for the train, Chuck says “…. I wish you could have moved … ” and I think Wynona is about to knock his head off. He’s complaining that the other girls did it in like 2 seconds. Really Chuck? My bet is you would have fallen off of that plank and I would have laughed my ass off. In the end, just like everyone else, these two teams get on the train and are moving along.

tar11 tar12The other 4 teams get to the station, cross the bridge, and the alp horn guy gives them their clue. It says, “Follow the marked path and join the local workforce”. The task is, they have to deliver 4, 50 pound hunks of cheese (Swiss cheese?) from one place where it’s stored to another place. In order to do this, they have to each drag a sled up the hill, and then use the sled to transport the cheese down the hill and then deliver the cheese. Once they do that, they get their next clue. The mode of transportation is very important here. It Must go down the hill on the sled. Hockey gets to the hill first, there is a rope for them to help climb the hill. These two make pretty short work of it. I’m guessing they have proper all terrain shoes on or something like that. Newlyweds, on the other hand, are wearing shoes that don’t have any tread on them. Max called them racing slicks. That means, Katie, being in front of the pack of they, Derby, and Country, is holding up the line because she can’t get any traction. They all make it up though, load their sleds with 2 blocks of cheese each, and then let the sled push them down the hill. The cheese falls off for everyone and they have to reload it several times but they all get it done. I’m sure there’s a science to this, they just don’t know what it is. Looked like a fun ride down though. Hockey completes the task first and are on their way to the pit stop. Newlyweds finish second, Derby moms are next, and Country finishes fourth. Probably because they had better shoes for running in snow, Derby moms beat the Newlyweds to the pit stop (We’ll get to that in a minute).

tar13Enter Alabama and Youtube. As they are going to meet the horn guy for their clue, the others are leaving for the taxis to go to the pit stop. They are informed that this one is a hard one. RuhRoh… Youtube seems pretty capable of doing it but I’ll say this again… Listening to Joey scream like a 5 year old girl really makes my skin crawl. While the two of them are sliding down the hill, Chuck is trying every method possible to push and pull Wynona up that hill. Eventually, they get there. He doesn’t miss the opportunity to tell his wife, several times, that she ‘sucks’ at this challenge. Now, Remember earlier, I said that every mistake made in this race by Alabama was made by Chuck? I think rednecks all over the country are hanging their heads in shame. Look at the picture of how Chuck is loading the cheese on to the sleds… He’s succeeded in turning those sleds into 125 pound snow plows (I’m guessing at the weight of the sleds, the cheese wheels are each 50 pounds, 2 per sled). They will not slide down the hill like that so Wynona decides to Roll the cheese down the hill. In other words, just let it go by itself. Remember too, that the use of the sleds was very important. They manage to get the cheese delivered and in their minds, that was the main task so they proceed to the pit stop.

tar14 tar15Now, the pit stop is at a family type resort and they are all looking for “The Bodmi Snowboard and Ski School”. The previous four teams all took taxis. Youtube, somehow ends up walking/running, they couldn’t find a cab. Alabama did find the cabs and actually beat them to the pit stop. We see Mehgan having some trouble on this road hike, they don’t appear to have a clue of what they are doing. They know they’ve probably slipped from 5th place to 6th place. Hold that thought kids. Alabama checks in 5th, or so they think, then they are hit with the news that since they didn’t use the sleds to take the cheese wheels down the hill, they have to wait out a 30 minute penalty. That is enough time for Youtube to complete the walk and slip in to that spot and remain in the race. I say this is Chuck’s fault because at the top of the hill, he didn’t seem to know how to properly use the sleds, leading to Wynona’s decision to roll the cheese down. They must have figured it out because when they were taking the cheese to the barn, they had the sleds upright and pulling them properly.

So there you have it. We’ve seen the last of Alabama on this race and those of you in that fine state, if you see a slightly robust blonde hairdresser driving a truck with a pair of balls hanging from the trailer hitch, it may be a safe bet that they once belonged to Chuck. At the end of the leg, the order is, Hockey (won a trip to BoraBora, third win), Derby moms (I’m still liking these two for a win), Newlyweds (whatever), Country Singers (these two are just having the time of their lives. Love the attitude on these two), and Youtube (somehow with all of their mistakes and such, they’re still hanging in. If it wasn’t for his girlie scream, I might actually like this team. I like Mehgan but…. well.. ’nuff said).

Wynona and Chuck have been married 24 years and have a lot of married life and stuff behind them. He says the race didn’t tear them apart (but I’ll bet he slept in the snow that night).. They are glad they had the chance to do the race because they have been to places they never could have afforded otherwise. I like that attitude about it but it would be nice if he wasn’t such a dick about it at times. Wynona, btw, said nothing in the exit interview that we were shown. Not verbally anyway.

That’s all folks. Watch it commercial free here if you like, contact me if you have trouble with the link. Or watch it at CBS.COM or On Demand if you have it.

See you next week. Peace, MTH aka WTFIJeff

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Tuesday Night Lineup, April 16th, by BB

8PM – The Voice (NBC); Hart of Dixie (CW); Splash (ABC); Hell’s Kitchen (Fox); In Performance at the White House (PBS); Deadliest Catch: The Bait (Disc); Holmes Inspection (DIY); The Bad Girls Club: Atlanta (Oxygen); Eat St. (Cook)

9PM – Don’t Be Tardy (Bravo); Dancing with the Stars (ABC); Ready for Love (NBC); Dance Moms (Lifetime); Income Property (HGTV); Storage Wars (A&E); 19 Kids and Counting (TLC); Deadliest Catch (Disc); Hardcore Pawn (truTV); Counting Cars (History); The 80’s (NatGeo); Nightmare Next Door (ID); I Hate My Kitchen (9:30 DIY); Find Me My Man (Oxygen)

10PM – The Kandi Factory (Bravo); Golden Boy (CBS); Preachers’ Daughters (Lifetime); Awkward (MTV); House Hunters (HGTV); American Hoggers (A&E); Deadliest Catch (Disc); The Game/Let’s Stay Together (BET); Robot Combat League (SyFy); Who Gets the Last Laugh? (TBS); World’s Worst Tenants/Urban Tarzan (Spike); American Restoration (History); Chopped (Food); The 80’s (NatGeo); Dead of Night (ID); The Bad Girls Club (Oxygen); What!? (Logo)

11PM – WWHL: Harvey Fierstein and Kim Zolciak (Bravo)

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201 Responses to Dancing with the Stars Recap / Dukes of Melrose / Amazing Race

  1. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. I’m sure you have a heavy heart from the horrific events yesterday in Boston. Hopefully we won’t have to wait long for answers. Have a great day.

  2. Powell says:

    Did anyone hear from Boston? I tweeted her but she didn’t respond. I know she’s not on Twitter very often.

  3. Good Morning Powell & Everyone. Been up since 3am, just could not sleep. Let us hope today some answers come. We must join our hearts together today in Love. Let that be our link.

    Thanks for getting the blog up NMD, Lisette and MTH. You guys rock!

    I have a special message over at my place today, “A Prayer for Protection”. I hope it helps everyone to cope today and the days going forward. Enjoy & Blessings!
    http://fromthedeskofmardrag.wordpress.com/

  4. chismosa says:

    Hi everyone, hope everyone is slowly feeling a bit better in this terrible time. What a shocker And now there is a Long Island one coming up and then London.

    Have to be grateful for all we have.

    —–
    OT: that new OC housewife is probably the oddest HW I’ve seen yet on the series. She looks like she’s going to topple over lol

  5. pat says:

    Good morning. Thanks, mardrag for the beautiful blog. Such a sad day, yesterday.

    On the topic of BH housewives, I’ve been off for awhile, so this might have already been mentioned. Marissa Zanuk tweeted that Kyle “unfollowed” her on twitter. Kyle is saying it was an accident. Marissa tweeted she thinks otherwise. Maybe because she sold her inlaws house without Mauricio?

    • Amalfi says:

      I have less tolerance than ever today for these insipid morons and their made-up problems.

    • Pat & Amalfi….I am glad the blog touched you. Love, Light & Hugs!

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      No Marissa is saying that Kyle followed her again and all is good-but before that she tweeted so much crap about Kyle. Marissa is a flipflopper!!!

    • Powell says:

      Pat it could have been an accident. Twitter did an upgrade to the Android version 2 weeks ago & several of the people I follow unfollowed. Some of the,HWs & Brad Gorski are ones that I added followed again last week. I’m sure there are several more. I think this is the 2nd time It’s happened. There may have been updates for other devices also. I had other problems too.

      • pat says:

        Yes, it very well could have been an accident, tho Marisa’s tweets about it were revealing. One said her sister warned her kyle wasn’t a true friend. Woops!

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          Yes pat I saw that tweet and a few days later she tweeted that her and Kyle have always been good friends!! I tweeted her to let her know that her flipper way were very confusing!!

        • Powell says:

          Well her sis was proven right.

          • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

            Well she back tracked on the whole thing so who knows what her true feelings are…and at this point who cares right? She said she didn’t want to come back on the show but now she is swearing she never said such a thing…she said it!!!

            • nyc mama says:

              She said she didn’t care if she came back onlyafter she found out she wasn’t going to be on the reunion yet before that she was always tweeting and retweeting that she wanted to be on as an official housewife next year, No surprise that she backtracked on that also. Add it to the list she has flipped on.

              I found the way she treated her husband disturbing, similar to Adrienne and Paul only Dean seemed nicer and not as much a fame whore as Paul. The way she was talking to him when they were packing for Paris made my teeth hurt and then always hearing how she wanted to bed anything that moved that didn’t look like her hubbie didnt endear me to her or convince me that they had the great marriage that she professes they do, again just like you know who and the plastic surgeon.

  6. butterisafruit says:

    Hi Everyone,

    I want to thank all for the outpouring of support and sympathy for what happened yesterday.
    Normally I would have been an observer, at the race. However the people who usually run (that I know)
    didn’t qualify this yr, because last yr., was so hot their times were too long.

    Patriots’ Day is such a wonderful event. The Red Sox play early so when the crowd leaves
    Fenway they end up rooting for everyone on Commonwealth Ave. They reenact Paul Revere’s
    ride from the Old North Church, and Lexington and Concord have the battle of the Minutemen,
    and the Old North Bridge. It’s a day of festivities, thankfulness and celebration.

    To have these horrible people come and kill, maim, and wound, innocent families and
    children is sinful and cowardly. Fortunately (if that word can be used here) there were
    over 50 trauma nurses and many orthopedic surgeons on site, with five world renown
    hospitals only minuets away.

    Bless you all, you’re very kind.

    Mary Ellen

    • butterisafruit…I am glad you ended up not being there! As sorry as I am for the people who were there. It is a shame such a day of celebration was marred, but we are survivors, and with Love & Light…..we mean to prevail. Hugs to you and those in your lovely city!

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      I understand how you feel. In some ways, we must see the blessing in that there was already a medical center set up and how beneficial it was for those who needed urgent care.

      Today is even more difficult to see the face of the little boy who was lost. Seeing his big bight smile and his glowing white suit in his first communion photo and what a proud moment it must have been for his parents. I can’t even imagine what this child’s father must be going through having lost a son…but still needing to be at the bedside of his young daughter who lost a leg and his wife who required brain surgery.

    • chismosa says:

      They are just all so lucky (well………you know what I mean)to be in the city that has some of the best hospitals in the country, even known worldwide.
      If I had really really bad things health wise for myself or my family id be in Germany or Boston.

      Such a tragedy. I remember watching that Med show on channel 7/ABC that first highlighted the hospitals in Boston. It later went on to do NY med.

    • Powell says:

      butter its great to know you, family & friends weren’t there to be hurt. Bless you all. I’m sorry your friends didn’t quality this yr but I’m glad they weren’t there in the race. It should have never happened especially on Boston’s special day of celebration. I will continue to #prayforboston.

    • butterisafruit says:

      Thank you, sorry I didn’t answer right away. Everything that was planned to be done yesterday got pushed aside. I just came back..

      I haven’t been posting to the blog like I used to, because I no longer watch Reality ..according to Bravo. And I’ve missed you, however I didn’t think it was
      right to be tossing my opinion into the mix without being informed. I cancelled
      most of my cable package. And for the record it’s NOT because JILLZ isn’t around.
      In case she’s reading …snark.

  7. Stars99 says:

    I apologize to you for not recapping RHOC yet – but honestly after yesterday’s horrific events, I felt that I just couldn’t – not only out of profound respect for the city of Boston but also because my heart, thoughts and prayers were focused on all who were touched by this insane act of terrorism. Last night it would have put me over the edge if I had been subjected to watching this particular show over and over again – since for recapping purposes I don’t just watch a scene once but sometimes several times just to make sure it’s correctly captured. Since the RHOC’s inane participants are crazily materialistic and narcissistic – I felt it would just be wrong to focus my attention on a franchise that’s so vile at such a time like this. Perhaps in a day or two… not sure…

    • Rebecca says:

      It’s ok Stars. While “we” stop and reflect on the tragedy and pray for healing and watch these great stories of hope and kindness emerge, it makes me sick to think the behavior of these Bravolebrities will continue to be shallow and mean. For Andy Cohen’s own entertainment and wallet.

      RHOC is invisible to me. Just can’t take it anymore.

    • Catseye says:

      That’s completely fine with me. I actually watched it as a distraction, sometimes I feel overwhelmed with all of the horrific tragedies that have happened over the past several months. I really don’t understand, (nor do I care to) people’s hatred and quest for revenge–or whatever it is that motivates them to do what they do, to total strangers.

      • Stars99 says:

        Yeah, I ended up watching it as a distraction, too… at like 2:00 am… but I was watching just as a viewer not as a recapper… it’s weird, but I guess I’m just too emotionally spent to be snarky right now… even towards RHOC – which is saying something… lol… I want to wait until I’m in full snark mode because, after all… they deserve the full weight of snark, no? lol

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          They do deserve all the snark you have so sit back and wait for it to come back. You are having a snarklicious dry spell…but I’m positive you will be back!!!!

          • TexasTart says:

            Looking forward to Stars commentary when her “snarkalicious dry spell” has past. LOL, Jill.

      • pat says:

        I haven’t watched OC yet. As a military wife, my personal approach is to try to carry on as much as possible, with life as I choose to lead it. The terrorists win, every time they infringe on our freedoms.

        To that point, Catseye, I started the Master Cleanse yesterday. Unbeknownst to me, Yolanda started the cleanse yesterday, too, so I can follow along with her words of encouragement on twitter. She tweeted something about it, clearly before she knew about the bombing, and some jerk told her she was being insensitive, tweeting about something other than the bombing.

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          Pat maybe you can give us a daily update as to how you are doing on the cleanse-I find it so interesting but I could never go a day without eating FOOD!!!

          • pat says:

            Will do. I’m only on day 2 but hanging in ok so far. Have a headache but that’s apparently normal for first few days.

            • Catseye says:

              Hey Pat, great to hear you’re doing it! I lasted all of 3 days. But the good part is that I then researched Intermittent Fasting and started doing it for 24 hrs at a time. I skip breakfast and lunch, drinking my Lemon or Lime Ade w/occasional shots combined with crushed red pepper and plenty of water, allow myself to eat for 1hr. Then back on the cleanse. I’ve been able to lose weight and some strange skin rashes and nail fungus has disappeared, so it’s still effective. One thing that is really great about fasting is that your body actually repairs itself. I feel great. My pain level is down, energy level UP and I’m saving money, only eating once a day for a hr. I still might try to go longer than 24hrs, though. I miss the mental clarity and feeling of peace that I had when I first tried it.

              • pat says:

                Catsye, that sounds like a good one, too! My sis is doing one similar, an akai berry cleanse, where she can still eat, and it’s for 15 days. I’ve never done a cleanse before & didn’t realize how many options there are.

                • Catseye says:

                  Yesterday, I lasted 1 whole day of the 3 day Grapefruit only cleanse, that is supposed to make “wonderful things happen” to my skin and get rid of cellulite, per EATING FOR BEAUTY by David Wolfe. I have to admit, my skin did have a certain glow this a.m. when I looked in the mirror. From what I have read so far, it’s MORE NATURAL for people to fast for periods of time, as opposed to eating 6 small meals a day to “keep your blood sugar stable.”

            • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

              Pat-are you dizzy with hunger? I’m so worried about my hunger level but I really want to give it a try.

              • pat says:

                Yesterday, especially in the evening when hubs was making dinner for the fam and I took my lemon concoction into another room. I could smell dinner wafting under the door. That was tough! But oddly enough, today hunger hit randomly, just briefly. I’d have a lemon drink at that point. You can also drink decaf herbal tea. It’s almost more of a mental exercise than anything. My last meal was Sunday night, and I’m fine. I LOVE my food and almost never miss a meal. So if I can do it, anyone can!

              • Catseye says:

                Jill, that’s why I do “shots” of pepper and a little lemon/limeade in a glass and wash it down with just lemon/limeaid mixed with Agave syrup and water. (I had some in my cupboard and didn’t want to invest in Maple syrup–which would have me craving PANCAKES!!). The hot pepper kills my hunger pangs like nothing I’ve ever tried before and as I love Mexican food, the lime and hot pepper is somewhat remniscent and oddly satisfying–and it melts the pain away too! I also want to add, that this concoction is rather inexpensive, considering what I have spent in the past on weight-loss gimmicks like Raspberry Ketones, Green Coffee Bean Extract, etc., etc. And to me, this is the REAL DEAL, because I am de-toxifying my body AND losing weight AND repairing my body, to boot.

                • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

                  Catseye and pat-thanks for all the info!! I don’t think I’m ready to do it just yet but when the time comes I may have more questions!!!

                  • nyc mama says:

                    Jill, here is a two day cleanse that you may want to try it before you commit to the longer one. It’s from Dr. Mehmet Oz.

                    Breakfast: Quinoa with Prunes
                    Start the day with a bowl of this healthy whole grain. Quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. (Not many cleanses incorporate protein, which can be problematic; if you’re not consuming enough amino acids, your body will begin mining them from your muscle tissue. Muscle loss is, unfortunately, one way that detox dieters lose weight.) Quinoa also provides fiber to bulk up stool, and phosphorus to help stimulate bowel movements. The prunes deliver even more fiber, plus sorbitol, a sugar alcohol with a laxative effect.

                    Lunch: Revitalizing Fruit Smoothie
                    Here’s proof that a cleanse can taste fantastic. Blueberries provide antioxidants to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals and contain quercetin, a pigment that may increase the number of enzymes in the liver. The banana’s vitamin B6 helps recharge detoxifying enzymes throughout the body, and ground flaxseed or chia seeds supply additional fiber for healthy elimination (as well as brain-nourishing omega-3s).

                    Next: The snack you can have as often as you’d like
                    Dinner: Vegetable Broth with a Side of Sauerkraut and Sliced Apples
                    This soup is full of good stuff: Fennel may help stimulate the secretion of bile (a fluid that carries waste out of the liver); parsley is believed to act as a diuretic; compounds in garlic, shiitake mushrooms, and cabbage have been found to support liver function; and cayenne pepper may aid lung enzymes. Finish your meal with fermented sauerkraut, which has probiotics that can help break down toxins in the gastrointestinal tract, and apple slices for one last dose of fiber.

                    Snack: Pineapple-Kale Juice
                    Enjoy this beverage as often as you like. (I typically recommend two glasses between meals.) Pineapple contains digestive enzymes. Kale is rich in compounds that support enzymes in the liver. And artichoke can improve bile flow.

                    A Few Pointers
                    Use these tips to make the most of your two-day cleanse.

                    1. Drink plenty of water.

                    2. Aim to get eight hours of sleep a night.

                    3. Don’t eat after 7 P.M.

                    4. In the evening, take a warm bath with two cups of Epsom salt dissolved in the water. The salt’s key component, magnesium, supports hundreds of enzymes in the body.

                    5. Before bed, sip a cup of dandelion tea. It’s been shown to have diuretic properties, which will help flush away toxins in your urine before you sleep.

                    6. Know that you’ll likely have to use the bathroom quite a bit in the next 48 hours, though your stool should be well-formed, not loose. And since the meal plan doesn’t severely limit your caloric intake, you shouldn’t feel tired or weak.

                    • Putchka says:

                      Wow, detailed. I come here for stupid gossip, not poop reports. I know I’m being bitchy. Sorry, but I have to get away from awful news and want stupid and silly. For 5 minutes. Takes the mind off horror. I’ve been through 9/11, Katrina, Sandy. Lost everthing. Pictures, baby mementos, clothes, cars, home. Poop is my last problem as long as I’m eating. Sorry if I sound nasty. Thank you for letting me rant. I appreciate you all!

                    • nyc mama says:

                      Wow. sorry if that offended you. Will refrain from posting. I dont come here for this nonsense. ciao all.

                    • Laineylainey says:

                      I love you NYC mama! Ciao for now…but not for long, I hope. I love reading your comments. Even the poopy ones. See you soon!!!!!!

                    • Laineylainey says:

                      Hi putchka, you have been through a lot…but you’re here ant that’s what matters. 🙂

                    • TexasTart says:

                      NYC Mama, you are correct aboit the lack of.protein and this is a good healthy clease. That was an emotional outburst from someone rarely posting..
                      I like 100% of your posts, so don’t be discouraged by one outburst! 🙂

                    • nyc mama says:

                      Thank you LL and TT but that was uncalled for and for me it is time for a break. I came back because a friend who reads here told me about your kind words and I wanted to say thank you.
                      @ Putchka: Lady, many of us have been through a lot. That doesn’t give you or anyone the right to rant as you did. I lost 15 family members and friends on 9/11, went through Sandy as well and have lived through many of the ugly things that life throws at one and I spent yesterday with a woman who was still reeling at the events of 4/15 because she was at the Boston marathon watching her brother run. Because of the grace of God she and her nephew left that area about 30 min before the blast. She lost her brother in law on 9/11 like I did, and I still wouid never think to post to you or anyone as you did and nothing excuses that kind of behavior period. We all have things we have dealt with or are dealing with so your excuses ring hollow.

                      That was copied and printed directly from Dr Oz and was included solely because it was included with everything else about that cleanse and apparently was pertinent information or they wouldn’t have included it to begin with.

                      If you so immature that reaing about stools in conjunction with a cleanse makes you act like that I feel sorry for you. Actually,reading that rant by a seeming adult makes me feel sorry for you, period. Life is too short to deal with nonsense like that over something so ridiculous.

                      Not sure if/when I will be back.

                    • TexasTart says:

                      NYC mama thank you for expressingyourself instead of just disappearing. You were a very responsible and knowledgeable poster. I will miss you a great deal!! Hope to cross your path again. Take care.

                    • NYC Mama – too small here but please see below

    • melthehound says:

      Do what you need to Stars… There’s no apology necessary.

    • Powell says:

      Stars you always do a fantastic job. I wholeheartedly understand why you didn’t blog. I hope you are ok. I just got home and am watching the news for updates.

  8. realhousewifeva says:

    I just saw on the news that there was a team called Newtown Strong that was running in the marathon in honor of the Newton victims (each mile for each victim). How awful, to be showing the children you are running in honor of their fallen friends or classmates or teachers, and then this happens.

  9. djprincessc says:

    Saw this on TMZ, what goes around comes around. The way Jaq went after Teresa so hard about her financial situation and now SHE’S losing her house. At least Teresa went to work and payed/is paying her creditors, doesn’t look like Jaq is doing that. She they deserve this, next will be the Gorga’s HA!

    http://www.tmz.com/2013/04/16/real-housewives-of-new-jersey-jacqueline-laurita-mansion-foreclosure/?adid=hero5

    • melthehound says:

      I’ve never been one to count someone else’s money and can’t say I appreciate people who do. With that said though, Glass houses, Jacko, Glass Houses.

      Has her head spun completely around yet?

      • rabblerouser2010R says:

        On another site, there was discussion about how odd it is that a mortgage lender would seek to foreclose for just one missed payment over a year ago (assuming that is true) . It was suggested that it might have been prompted by all the other financial issues they are facing with the bankruptcy, so the lender might be trying to beat the trustee for the other stuff to the punch.

        • realhousewifeva says:

          It also was said that one of the conditions of the loan was that if even one payment was missed, the bank could ask for the remaining balance.
          However, I will be surprised if they dont end up settling somehow and allowing them to pay off the missed payment. I know lots of people who faced foreclosure over non payments (more than one) and they were able to figure out a deal to avoid foreclosure.

        • melthehound says:

          I’ve missed mortgage payments here and there out of necessity and paid double the next month to catch up. Banks don’t foreclose for one missed payment.

          • butterisafruit says:

            I agree Mel. They’ve probably been in the rears since the Feb payment and now the Bank has to satisfy the loan.

          • djprincessc says:

            I’m a realtor, they probably haven’t payed their mortgage in AT LEAST 6 months, I am working with people who haven’t payed their mortgage in 2 years and they are still in their home and think they can refinance. lol. These things take a long time, def not overnight.

    • Powell says:

      And she owes NJ $340,000 in back taxes. I hope her glass house is clean. I just feel bad for the boys.

  10. boston02127 says:

    Hi All, Thank you for your concerns. Yesterday, after my fiance got called out, he told me to get to his parents house. I grabbed a few personal things and my dog and left. I just got home about an hour ago.
    He’s ok, he’s exausted. He was out until mid morning. He doesn’t even want to talk about it. From what I have seen (trying to get home) it’s like a war zone with so many authorities everywhere.

    Thank you guys for the emails and your concerns. I’m so hurt and pissed off. I feel so badly about all the people who were hurt and the families that lost love ones.

    One boy was only 8. He came out to the runners when he saw his father. Hugged his father and ran back to where his mom and sister were standing and the first explosion went off. He lost his life. There are so many stories and there all bad.

    .

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      It’s so good to see you post. We are thankful you are alright.

      Please give our thanks to your DF.

    • Nancy says:

      (((boston))) So good to hear from you. Give your fiance a hug from us. I wish I had
      been out there to help as well. Just horrible. xo

    • Boobah says:

      Boston, I am so glad you and your loved ones are okay. I am so sorry for you and all the Bostonians that have to deal with this. Sending you my thoughts and prayers. Be safe.

    • Cartwheels says:

      Please thank him for all his efforts, this is so unbelievable

      My heart is shatered and just as when the Newton killing happened, I can’t even watch the news because it is just too much. I just can’t get pass this much hate and the killing of innocent people, the horrible scars of the survivors.

      The only thing that I keep repeating myself is my prayers for the families and the determination that this will pull us together as a nation, I refuse to let these fanatics win, I refuse to give them the acknowledgement of how much their action hurt us all because I think they rejoice even more in our pain and that is why they target the most innocent; sometimes is just difficult to keep this in mind and keep looking at the bigger picture.

      Glad to hear that you are okay.

    • Powell says:

      Boston I’m glad you, your fiance & his family & your dog are ok. I just wanted to make sure you were ok. Bless you all.

    • nyc mama says:

      Boston. I am sorry and sadly I understand very well what you are feeling right now.
      I have nothing else to say as it is all meaningless andthere are no words that would/could accurately reflect my feelings.
      So will only say, again, thank you first responders for all you do and what you had to endure.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      What a relief!!! Thanks for checking in, sweetie.

    • KTinCT says:

      (((((boston02127)))))

  11. Nancy says:

    I just read that the 8 yr old’s sister lost one of her legs and his mother just had brain surgery.
    All because the family went to see their father run. I can’t imagine.

    • boston02127 says:
      • TexasTart says:

        Absolutely Heartbreaking.

        Boston, I’m glad to hear you and family are okay. I hope your fiance will be able to cope with anything he has to deal with.

      • Nancy says:

        I’m so depressed. I just read that a young man hurt in the blast had to have both his legs amputated. Also 2 brothers had each lost a leg. They were taken to different hospitals. Their mother is devastated.

        • catmom1 says:

          No way to make sense of any of it Nancy. I’ve always thought if mothers were involved there would be far fewer wars and needless assaults. I woke up this morning thinking about the Boston tragedy and just thought, “Damn, I’m so lucky and fortunate.” Unfortunately, sometimes it takes something like this to make us stop and appreciate everything we have, like health and family, as well as realize we’ve lost more security and safety. So sorry for the city of Boston, the first responders, the victims, and their families.

        • Noelle says:

          Find those responsible and F^CKING KILL THEM!
          PERIOD.

        • Powell says:

          OMG Nancy! This just made me cry. ;-( God be with them.

      • Noelle says:

        HEARTBREAKING!

      • Cartwheels says:

        😦

      • Powell says:

        People are so angry but especially because this sweet little boy lost his life. His mom & sis were injured I believe. I hope they are going to recover from their physical wounds. The emotional wounds are a different story. I can’t imagine what its going to be like for his sis.

      • pat says:

        :(. Sweet angel.

  12. TexasTart says:

    Does anyone know why Giulana Rancic is in Austin Texas today?

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      I think I read something about a Huggies Diaper event in Round Rock-is that in Texas?

      • TexasTart says:

        Yes, Round Rock is a city adjacent Austin. Huggies Diapers?! I know she has a little one in diapers, but I would have never in a million years guessed she would be affiliated with the product….as if she doesn’t have enough irons in the fire already. Thanks for the reply.

  13. AZGirl says:

    Good afternoon everyone! Thanks for all the recaps today especially in light of what is going on in Boston.
    @Boston: Glad you are safe. I commend your fiancé for the amazing selfless work that he does. He is a hero. He is YOUR HERO!
    Got a Facebook message from my cousin and she says that all the hotels in Boston are being great accommodating and relocating those staying at the hotel that was damaged due to the bomb. Not sure when they are flying out.
    I guess the coward/asshole(s) who made the bombs put BB’s, nails and ball bearings inside the pressure cookers. How disgusting is that. My heart just breaks for the families of the victims and injured.
    HANG TOUGH EVERYONE!

  14. Powell says:

    #rippatsummerall

  15. Powell says:

    Listening to the radio on the way home guess what they were talking about? I’m sure other radio stations discussed it also. The fight heard around the world on Married to Medicine. They were saying what NMD said about it receiving high ratings. They also said people want it cancelled. I haven’t seen that epi yet. I’ve barely watched an entire epi.

    • Cartwheels says:

      It was a disgusting thing, I am not even sure why I watched.
      I feel so bad for the poor husbands, they are probably extremely brilliant and went to many years of college, but they definitely failed at choosing a spouse.
      They must be so embarrased, really sad.

      • Powell says:

        I thought that doctors wives/husbands are supposed to help nurture their spouse’s career by throwing parties, going to events

        • Powell says:

          Oops. I hit enter by mistake.
          Helping to grow their practice by networking & referrals. I didn’t know they are also required to be brawlers. It’s sad for the medical community, women & African American women.

          • Catseye says:

            I thought so too, like hosting charity events and keeping their husband’s name in the paper–in a GOOD way.
            Maybe they need to be schooled by Heather Dubrow on how to sell their “brand.”

    • melthehound says:

      Somehow, I don’t think these ‘wives’ in this ‘circle’ actually give a shit about anything or anyone but themselves. That blonde wife, watzername, has a pole stuck so far up her ass that it comes 10 feet out of her mouth so she can attach a brush to it to sweep out the gutters on her house…. without a ladder. She’s the Atlanta Jodi. The rest of them aren’t much better. I get that a couple of them are doctors themselves but, come on…

  16. Powell says:

    Imwawatching the Jodi Arias trial. The,Prosecution expert says Jodi doesn’t suffer from PTSD & she doesn’t suffer from memory loss. This doc knows her stuff. She’s direct. Doesn’t ramble. Gives examples that are relevant. And doesn’t use notes.

    • realhousewifeva says:

      She’s really good

      • Powell says:

        Yes and Jennifer & Nermy knows she’s good & keep calling sidebars. They are shaking in their seats. This psychologist got Jodi the first time she spoke w/her.

    • Catseye says:

      On Jane Velez Mitchell at the very end, she had a clip of a young girl doing a parody of Jodi. It was REALLY funny. (Not wanting to make light of a horrific murder.)

    • kit9 says:

      The thing that is so great about her is all of her conclusions are objective. She outlines what the accepted established behaviors/criteria in psychology are for a particular disorder and just applies Jodi’s behavior/comments to it. ..and if it meets the criteria, she diagnosis x, if it doesn’t, she does not. Period. No diving meaning that isn’t there from journals, etc. Oh, and I learned something mildly upsetting today..Jodi and I have the same IQ. I was given the Wechsler, too, and received the exact same score. That’s just great. Awesome. lol.

  17. Cityside says:

    I hate that Amazing Race messes up my taping of The Good Wife.

    • Cityside says:

      No offense MelTheHound, just makes me crazy. I love your recaps.

      • melthehound says:

        I know.. Makes me crazy too.. That’s why I watch TAR online at the freebie sites 😉

    • Donna says:

      you can watch on line at cbs.com

    • TexasTart says:

      I’m sure when MTH shows up, he’ll say the sporting event of the afternoon had 60 Minutes infringing on his recording of AR!

      • chismosa says:

        That actually IS the case lol.

        It was never a big problem when CBS did not have prime tv shows on on Sunday nights but when they moved their big hit GW there, it got a lot of flack.

        Oh well, I heard many started to hate the direction GW was going last year. I think it’s back on track now ?

      • LaineyLainey says:

        I say that all the time…”stupid sports!!!”

      • melthehound says:

        See below, TexasT 🙂

    • Powell says:

      I love The Good Wife.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        I never started watching that one, but it looks good. I love that beautiful lady Julianna Marguilies. She is exquisite. yes, I’m straight…but she’s so unique looking Oh and she’s a good actress, too!!!

      • butterisafruit says:

        I love WIL, and the Mother in Law. It’s so well casted. And I get a kick out of Alan Cumming, he’s such a weasel

    • chismosa says:

      That is like the #1 complaint online from the many Good Wife fans out there. It’s a big problem since they moved GW to Sundays.

      Sports is to blame, not my many-times’ winning Amazing Race lol. 😜

    • melthehound says:

      Really? First comment about TAR all day and this is it? Thank the NBA, NFL, Golf (gag), Baseball games, and finally, 60 minutes for that delay 😉

      • TexasTart says:

        Glad I could help out…..just kidding! Well, that is a sad state of affairs because I know people watch the show! I would have commented if knew anything about it! lol

      • Laineylainey says:

        Dahling I haven’t read your recap yet. BUT I WILL! I always do. 🙂

  18. Rebecca says:

    Returning to snark here….

    I’d like to congratulate Leann Rimes for beating out Lindsay Lohan and Chris Brown on Star Magazine’s Most-Hated Celebrities list. Leann ranked number 12 with Gwyneth Paltrow taking the top spot.

    • TexasTart says:

      Congratulations, LeAnn!!!! heh heh I can’t believe LL and CB are not in the top 12!

    • Powell says:

      Well let’s give LeAnn a Country Music Award for that & a standing ovation. I don’t agree about G. Paltrow on the list. I like her.

      • Rebecca says:

        I can produce video of her calling Alan Cumming a super-fa& and another calling a crowd a bunch of n-words. She lies about illnesses to avoid talking about her crazy diets. When Brad Pitt was asked to compare new gf Jennifer Aniston to Gwyneth, he said that Jen was nothing like her – she was sweet and kind and everyone loves her.

        She’s Hollywierd to the nth degree.

        • Mene Seela says:

          I don’t “hate” GP but she comes off as being impossibly condescending.

          • Nancy says:

            Very.

          • chismosa says:

            She’s been on almost every local ny talk show the past few days, the Chew, Dr Oz, GMA, some more. She still comes off horribly. So entitled. It’s hysterical. She and Anne Hathaway crack me up.

  19. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Am I the only one watching Dont Be Tardy for the WIG????

  20. Nancy says:

    Did anyone know about this? Many people killed. I think our God isn’t very happy lately.

    • chismosa says:

      Wow Lisa’s looks more tasteful to me. I was off big time on this.

      Illusion illusion. It’s the new One Shouldered look. Ughhhh

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      You can totally tell that Melissa and Lisa have on the same dress -Kim’s is a little different and may be a real Stella! However-she did not do that dress any favors by wearing it. Melissa and Lisa look gorgeous in their 300 dollar knock off dresses!!!

      • chismosa says:

        If I was Stella or her people I’d pray that Kim was not wearing it. How much tackier can you get. It’s like the high end designers shuddering when Kim Trashian wear their things but they can’t do anything because she pays for them. Like a recent magazine photo shoot no designers wanted to give outfits for Kim ! Lol

        My vote is still Mel G. Coloring and tailoring are better. IMHO.

        • Laineylainey says:

          I didn’t know about designers not wanting to provide clothes for Kim k. It seems like they would want the publicity? I guess she is not their cup o’tea

          • chismosa says:

            No they don’t want her in their clothes. I believe she was getting styled by Lady Gaga’s stylist who is actually a very respected stylist—
            It’s like remember what happened with the Jersey Shore girls and the purses? Opposing companies would send their “opposite” company bags to those girls so that the JS girls would wear that other company’s bags and not THEIRS.

            For example, Gucci sent Coach bags to the girls so that they would wear the Coach bags and not wear Gucci. They didnt want “that element” associated with them.
            It’s all very crazy in the fashion world!

            The ironic part is that Kim K (what’s with all the trashy girls named Kim!?!?)— her baby daddy fancies himself QUITE the high end fashionista.

            It’s so funny Wendy still thinks Kanye will leave her after the baby is born. I’m sure he’s using it to his best advantage in writing new songs for his album, a la Jay Z. But Wendy really thinks KW is outta there. I think so as well. That girl will have a breakdown.

            …………and then a fabulous marketing ploy

    • chismosa says:

      Whoa Lea— brow lift much?

  21. chismosa says:

    NYC MAMA—- if you see this– I hope you return you have such interesting pointers above that I am SO intrigued with Please come back!

    I’m sorry you were offended— i didn’t quite understand what you said wrong as there was a whole conversation going on about cleanses……
    Maybe it’s time for a section on the blog for health/wellness/dieting?

    Please do come back!

  22. lillybee says:

    My Tuesday reality TV watching is limited to the very snarkable Duggar show.

  23. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    NYC-listen girl me and you made it through the entire season of BH together and I’m not ready to let you go after all that!! The info you gave was not only pertinent but greatly appreciated. If the thread was read top to bottom then it is clear to see the cleanse was being discussed-if anyone has a problem with that they need to utilize the scroll on by button! Please don’t stay away for long-I know what happened in Boston brings back very unpleasant memories for you and we are here for you when you are ready to come back. You need to know that you are a big part of this blog-at least for me-and I look for your comments. Take time for yourself but know that you belong here and I will be missing you.

  24. NYC Mama – I personally want to thank you for the information on the cleanse. No one on this blog has the right to tell other people that they should stick to inane gossip about the housewives and what was said to you was rude. I understand how that would offend you, and Putchka if you’re reading this you owe NYC Mama an apology. Please don’t come to this blog and tell other people what they can or cannot talk about in the comments. That’s pretty much the only rule I have here. Not cool.

  25. TexasTart says:

    NYC mama posted again upthread and was very articulate as usual….but I do not think she will be back to post…I tend to think she will at least come back to this post and find she was very much appreciated here.

    On a personal note I would like point out to you folks that this is not the first time Putchka has come in here with an emotional outburst and some of your responses have not been not conducive to discouraging the same. So here we have history repeating itself again.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      Yes Putchka has had a bit to say about the subject being talked about but maybe she was having a bad day too. Sometimes people let their emotions get the better of them and I think that is what happened to Putchka -it’s unfortunate but it is what happens in life.
      I hope nyc is back to us soon and I hope Putchka finds a way to express herself without hurting other posters.

      • rabblerouser2010R says:

        I hope NYC Mama come back too.I think she has a lot of interesting things to say in addition to being helpful (as she was with Jill in the post about a cleanse).She will certainly be missed if she no longer posts. Obviously, she did nothing to warrant the outburst. I think it’s sad and unfortunate that she got caught in the crossfires of someone else’s grief and frustration over recent events..and some not so recent.

        But I am not comfortable with calling people out. It seemed to me that maybe Putchka needs a few kind words or support.

        Putchka, we are hear for you too. I hope that today is a better day for you and that you are able to see how your remarks hurt/offended someone who didn’t deserve it and do the right thing 🙂

        • Powell says:

          nyc I love the information and sassiness you provide. You will most definitely be missed if you’re not around. I would appreciate it if you reconsider and comeback for mire support, fun & laughter.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      it was like déjà vu all over again?

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