A Little Slice of Survivor History – Spoilers, Lawsuits, and Threats – Oh My!

A Little Slice of Survivor History – Spoilers, Lawsuits, and Threats – Oh My! by NMD

Survivor.  Filmed on a remote location. Small and trusted crew. Cast and crew signed to confidentiality agreements.  Votes cast into a sealed ballot box.  Opened on live TV at the finale.  Office pools, high stakes bets, and ratings are all on the line to have this secrecy preserved.

Spoilers.  Ears to the ground.  Watching airports, social media, putting out feelers.  Analyzing footage from teasers, looking for buried clues, chat rooms.

In many ways the Survivor spoiler world is a lot like the housewife world.  There are sites, blogs, chat rooms devoted to Survivor – and with that comes the associated blogger wars.

It’s all fun and games until someone get sued.

Enter Missyae – or Jim Early.  Before Survivor 19 Missyae was just another poster on Survivor Sucks.  He learns that Russell Hantz has been on Survivor 19 and calls him up.  Russell, as we all know, loves to talk about himself.  He talks, and talks, and talks, not just about Season 19 but also Season 20 (Heroes versus Villains). Pretty soon Missyae has the entire two seasons laid out in front of him, and the world of Survivor spoiling is turned on its end.  Let’s remember that there were bets in Vegas on this show – so most people with ANY common sense knew how seriously this stuff was taken.

Missyae’s information on Seasons 19 and 20 was so detailed and accurate that it caught the attention of the Mark Burnett, whose company filed a lawsuit against Missyae or Jim Early.  Eventually the lawsuit was dropped.  Yesterday Jim released some of the correspondence that was going on behind the scenes on his Survivor Whispers facebook page:  I’ve pasted it in just like Jim posted it, so it is not exactly in a logical flow.  But the gist of it is that a lawsuit was threatened against Jim Early but he wasn’t sure who was behind it, or how real it was.  When he named his source as Russell, Russell denied being the source, and apparently Jeff Probst believed Russell.  Russell tried to lay the blame on someone else.  Jim Early released emails to TMZ and eventually the lawsuit was dropped.  In the meantime, Jim alleges that Russell said he was helped by production to advance in the game.  I think the part that flabbergasts me is that even with all of this Russell’s nephew was put on the show (not once but twice) and his brother was put onto Big Brother.  Both had to leave because of major meltdowns and physical violence.  And Russell was asked back for a third time.

Today there is still a war being waged on who learns what spoilers first in the world of survivor.  According to Jim Early, the worst leaks are the loose lipped cast themselves.  I suppose the days of keeping this stuff a secret are long gone as long as the casts are pulled from a small pool of ex-cast and other actors, models, and associated folks.

The following was cut and paste from the Survivor Whispers Premiere web page and all credit goes to Jim Early.  NMD.

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Mr. Early:

First, let me apologize for taking so long getting back to you. As I’m sure you can appreciate, my client was very busy over the holidays, and we’ve also been working on tracking down additional sources of leaks of confidential information, including some recent female contestants on the show.

We very much appreciate your assistance and cooperation thus far. At this point, rather than continue with litigation against you, we intend to focus on the information pointing to your source, and also on additional sources of leaks revealed to us from other avenues of investigation. For these reasons, we intend to dismiss the case here in California against you without prejudice later this week. I’ll send you a copy of the notice when it is filed. As we will be dismissing this matter without prejudice, we will have (and fully reserve) the right to restart legal proceedings against you if you reveal confidential information in the future. This includes not only posting on the Internet, but any publication or dissemination of confidential information.

Of course, feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Thanks again.

______

Jim also posted some correspondence from “Black Whale” to “The Game”  (The Game is Jim Early).

From: Black Whale
To: The Game

Jurisdiction or not, I can’t figure out what the hell the legal basis is to target you??? You’re not contractually obligated to them…. Spoilers are older than Survivor itself. People do it with scripted shows too! It’s just a part of the industry….It just baffles me that you get served the papers while the people who signed contracts to protect the trade secrets went bragging to anyone who would listen as soon as they got home from season 20.

From: Black Whale
To: “The Game”
Date: Friday, December 31, 2010, 8:09 PM

They have not. Sorry for what you’re going through. I know we had our little spat but you were and are the superior spoiler – sources for 20 were not as sharp for 21. The info I received at the time was minimal and I wanted to run with it. From what I understand you went to great lengths and put in lots of effort for 21. CBS should be grateful to you – you’ve put in a lot more effort than their editing or challenge department. Its drummed up interest in a show that relies very heavily on its core fanbase.

Then there were a series of emails from Jim Early to the Attorney – trying to figure out who was threatening him with a lawsuit.

_______

Here is some correspondence to the attorney

  • From:The Game

  • To:  XXXX XXXXXX (ATTORNEY)

    I just looked at the link you sent me, that was not my information XXXX, I was reposting what I saw on a website, thats why you see in my next posting refer to someone else as having already posted the same information I did.

    There have been crew come back and post pictures of behind the scenes stuff before. I even told you about that earlry on in our discussions. I dont even have those pictures anymore because actually they did not give away any spoilerish stuff about the game.

    Lots of times one just needs to be observant. Mark gives away stuff in vidcaps, you can see tribal swaps, colors of buffs. He used to change the colors and we started calling it a ‘buffomatic’ machine. He used to try to trip up spoilers, he sorta played games with us. Then he seemed to lose interest in it.

    That info you asked about on that link is not my info, if it was, I would gladly claim it.

    Your client needs to stop all the viewing parties where ex players attend with current players. The ex players always get info out of the current players and then the ex players go post it, such as Eliza Orlins on Survivor Sucks. She is very bad about posting pictures of those parties too. I guess when you client does not say anything to them, they think its okay. Its not, right?

    I have actually warned players to NOT attend things like that. I have warned players to NOT attend those reality tv functions. Like I said, I warned Russell to NOT post on Survivor Sucks and I told you what he told me.

    He also loves to dictate exactly what I posted, word for word. Thats why many, many posters thought I was Melanie Hantz.
    _____

  • To:  xxxx xxxxxxx (attorney)

    CC

    The Game

    You wanted info and I told you I would give it to you if you back off. I am gonna go one step further and give you that info and see how trustworthy you are. If you wanted what you claimed to want, you can take this info and go make your example out of him.

    If you don’t do anything with this info then I know you cut a shady deal with him and have just been playing games with me and I promise you, this info is going public today.

    Russell Hantz is your biggest problem ever.

    hantztankering@aol.com

    When he created a fake name at the Yuku board Survivor SUCKS and was posting to fans during the time his shows were airing, it was me who was able to talk the moderator into deleting the entire topic and thread within a matter of seconds. CBS called him around midnight and told him to get rid of it and he called me and I got rid of it for him.

    I had even asked him, “won’t you get in trouble for doing this” and he said “he had better lawyers than CBS”. He asked me directions on how to start the thread and I walked his wife Melanie though the process.

    Now, you either take this info and some e-mails I can provide from him and leave me alone or I am going public and letting the world know how you have harassed me and refused what you claim to have wanted. If you continue on with me in any other manner, I will also reveal things he has said about ‘being helped’ by cameramen and crew to advance himself in the game which constitutes cheating and is a FCC violation.

    I will also tell you if you are looking to try and pin stuff on upper level management or your client’s staff, I cannot help you as I have never spoken with anyone like that.

    Respond with your answer by 5:00 p.m. or you can read about it all over the internet and entertainment channels tomorrow.
    ________
  • The Game

    To

    XXXX XXXXXXX

    CC

    The Game

    Mr. XXXXXXX,

    I have been upfront and honest with you since the first day you started calling me my home telephone with your threats.

    Again, to my knowledge I am not under the state of California’s jurisdiction. Part of what makes me believe that is the blank form you sent to me back in November requesting for me to sign and give jurisdiction to the state of California. It makes no sense to continue to dance around that topic and send blank forms wanting me to sign off and agree to the state of California having jurisdiction and attorneys agreeing if it is already in place. Even if it is, good luck with it.

    You told me in your last e-mail that I did receive notice to my house, all I received at my house was yet another blank document where you did not have dates or times filled in for a deposition. The other things you claim I received at my home, I didn’t. So no, I didn’t lie about that nor did I make it, nor am I incorrect about it. I know what I have.

    I told you before there is no way in the world I can make the date on December 8, 2010. If you file a motion or send me more e-mail trying to tell me I have to be there, then you Mr. XXXXXXX lied, not I. You asked if that date was okay and I have told you, NO, it is not okay.

    I have been upfront and honest with you, even through your bullying and threatening tactics which have all been noted. Everyone will know I offered you a very fair deal and giving you the biggest leak in the history of spoiling, complete with proof. You turned it down.

    You have come at me after years and years of other people spoiling reality tv shows, including your client’s. There have been many spoilers over the years. There have been websites dedicated to spoiling that show. There have been spoilers write books about it, many interviews from spoilers over the years and yet you have somehow decided to single me out and make me ‘the example’ your client promised his cast of 22 he would do.

    If you had just come to me and wanted the spoiling to stop, it could have. You want me to become your client’s detective and prosecutor. I honestly think that is his job, not mine. I don’t work for him, I have no contracts with him, and it’s not my job. If you are under the impression he has leaks within his crew or management staff, he does not as far as I know. If you are looking for information like that, I cannot help you no matter what you or I do.

    I told you how to stop the leaks, you didn’t wanna listen.

    So the only thing at this point I am sure of is that you want me to be ‘the example’ he promised his cast he would have.

    Now if you think for one minute that I am gonna sit here and let you bulldoze me and pressure me into not talking and getting my story out. Then on top of that, you taking me down when your client has the leaks, not me, you are mistaken. My story is gonna get out if you continue with this.

    So take that risk. I have been honest with you. The fans will leave the show over this. I am innocent. You said you didn’t want me, you wanted my help. Well, it’s my name on the frivolous suit now. It’s me you keep badgering and threatening. I still have not forgotten your smart remark about why you didn’t ask for my son in all of this. I have that one saved too, I doubt a judge would find that amusing coming from an officer of the court, I mean you do love to toss that statement around don’t you, “I am an officer of the court”. Gotcha, kudos to you. I know your friends are proud of you. I doubt a judge would be.

    Bottom line Mr. XXXXXXX

    1. You asked if the date was bad, I have notified you, yes it is.
    2. There is no lawyer assigned to this case from this end
    3. You lied when you said you wanted to work this out
    4. You are dodging the jurisdiction topic for a reason
    5. If you continue after me, you will not get the info you claim to want
    6. I will go to the media, I have played nice so far, I am tired of it now though, too many outlets wanna run this story and are just waiting for me to say, “go”.

    If you still want the primary leak and proof, no problem. Because the info all begins and ends with that one person. Without that person, there would have been no internet sensation called Missyae.
    ______________

  • To

    XXXX XXXXXXX

    CC

    The Game

    Mr. XXXXXXX,

    I will not be attending your meeting in Memphis, Tennessee on December 18, 2010 for a number of reasons. First and foremost, to the best of my knowledge, neither the state of California nor the state of Tennessee has jurisdiction over me in this frivolous lawsuit.

    Secondly, December happens to be my busiest month of the year with other matters and even if I wanted to attend to meet with you it would be impossible due to other commitments.

    Therefore if you choose to travel to Memphis, Tennessee for a meeting with me on December 18, 2010 it will be at your expense because you have been notified I will not be attending.

    As to other documents you claim I have received from you or your associates, that has not happened. I have not received them.

    Jim Early
    ______
    Jim “They didn’t like how I was continuing to spoil even after their threats”  
    Correspondence from the Attorney to Jim:

  • To

    ‘The Game’

    Mr. Early:

    I think there is some confusion about what I said on your end, and if you’d like to call me to discuss, I’m happy to do so. To clarify, you have repeatedly said to me that you would “go public” if a settlement is not reached. In response to that, I told you we were less concerned about you “going public” in light of your ongoing postings and the frustration they are causing to the settlement process. That does not mean we do not care, and as I said again below, it is a condition of reaching any settlement that you do not go to “the media.”

    Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.
    ___________
     Game [mailto:thegamesurvivor@yahoo.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 1:07 PM
    To: XXXX XXXXXXX
    Subject: Re: Telephone call with CBS representative

    No, I am not interested now. According to the Secretary of States office in California, DJB inc is owned by James Mark Burnett.

    Its odd Mr. Block is not handling this though.

    So no, dont call, I wont answer. I know who they are. All you had to do was be upfront and honest with me like I was with you instead of playing silly games.

    I know its Mark Burnett. So stop thinking you are dealing with someone who is incompetent.
  • ______
    XXXX XXXXXXX

  • To

    The Game

    Mr. Early:

    If you had asked for that information, I could have just given it to you — but as you note, it’s easily available on the Internet. Your concerns were not clear, and I assumed you wanted some confirmation that CBS itself was involved, since that is not apparent from the face of the complaint. In any event, since you are already aware that the lawsuit is legitimate, I assume this alleviates your concerns about it being a “trick.”

    Thanks for getting back to me. If you have any further specific questions, feel free to ask, and I will do my best to respond promptly.

    Best,

    xxxx xxxxxxx
    __________
    To

    The Game

    Mr. Early:

    Earlier you expressed some doubt as to whether CBS was really behind the lawsuit pending here in California. In an attempt to try to alleviate some of your concerns, I’ve arranged to have you speak with Lura Burton, who is Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel for CBS Broadcasting. This would not be an extended discussion, and the purpose of the call would be to assure you that CBS does, in fact, have a relationship with DJB, Inc., and that the lawsuit is not an attempt to “trick” you into providing information under false pretenses.

    Ms. Burton is available for a call today until 2 p.m. California time, and between 3:30 and 5:30 California time. If those times don’t work, we can try to find a time for you to talk to her tomorrow.

    Please let me know if you’re interested in speaking with Ms. Burton, and I will arrange the call.

    Thanks.

  • _________
  •  XXXX XXXXXXX

    To

    The Game

    Mr. Early:

    I honestly don’t know what else I can do for you at the moment, but I again encourage you to consult with your lawyer before you make this situation worse. If you have some example of me not being “forthright,” I’d appreciate you letting me know. I am also not sure what you mean by your claim that I am “threatening” you, since all I have asked is for you to stop making threats yourself.

    You may have made up your mind to breach your agreement with us, but I believe it would make sense for you to wait to see the draft final agreement, and see how the next few days play out, before you do anything drastic. It is unlikely my client will be willing to enter any settlement with you if you “go public,” as you have threatened to do.
    _________
    Then there is a series of correspondence from Russell to Jim:
  • Russell Hantz to Jim Early:
    hantztankering@aol.com

    To

    thegamesurvivor@yahoo.com

    what is really fuck up . when we finaly win no one goes over there .i was pissed but we keep getting the dick.
    _________
  •  hantztankering@aol.com

    To

    thegamesurvivor@yahoo.com

    NO VISITS, NO TRUCK
    _________
    —Original Message—–
    From: The Game <thegamesurvivor@yahoo.com>
    To: hantztankering@aol.com <hantztankering@aol.com>
    Sent: Tue, Oct 6, 2009 2:38 pm
    Subject: Re: Fainting

    So how does that have anything to do with a prior situation for him? High blood 
    pressure maybe?

    But Russell S is the one who faints – Dude I never know what you are saying yes 
    to. Sorry but you are hard to read lol.

    So – yes – means Russell S. is the one who faints. Yes?

    ________
    hantztankering@aol.com

    To

    thegamesurvivor@yahoo.com

    YES AND YES LOL
    ________

  • To

    thegamesurvivor@yahoo.com

    Ashley Trainer I promise you will be forgettable, 3 years from now people won’t even remember her name or remember who she was. Right now she is just a dumbass girl in evil Russell’s dumbass alliance so her fame starts and ends with me..lol
    ______
    Final words from Jim Early:  That’s all for now, just a little slice of Survivor history that would have never even came out had Russell not tried to blame an innocent person and JP want to sue that innocent person cause he believed Russell’s BS
    ______
    Final words from NMD – and we thought the world of housewives and bloggers was messed up – LOL!
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197 Responses to A Little Slice of Survivor History – Spoilers, Lawsuits, and Threats – Oh My!

  1. Powell says:

    Good afternoon everyone. I hope you’ve had a great weekend.

  2. Powell says:

    Lol. Survivor, leaks & lawsuits. All I can say is there is no longer “reality tv”. There are categories of drama, comedy, docudrama, mystery, game show but there is no longer a category of reality. It’s all scripted tv.

    • iceNfire says:

      That staged scene on RHOBH when Taylor went to Kyle’s house to talk about something I dont remember and Kyle greeted her and asked if she wanted anything to drink! Taylor shakes her head and says something like ‘oh no you dont have to bother with that’ ….Told me the whole thing was a set up and Kyle was expecting Taylor for filming and Nothing more *pfft*

  3. iceNfire says:

    Starrs99 – Did you see the picture I left on your FB wall?

  4. plainviewsue says:

    Hey all. Well, yesterday an interesting back & forth tweeter conversation with Gretchen. Today for the first time, I got a tweet from Vicki.

    ‏@GraceIn2013: I saw first look of #RHOC where Lori comes back. I guess her own life isn’t interesting enough for a storyline so she’s using @vgunvalson

    ‏@plainviewsue : @GraceIn2013 @vgunvalson @LaurifromRHOC Didn’t see it yet, but don’t get it. Vicki gave Lauri a job when she needed one & they were friends.

    ‏@GraceIn2013: @plainviewsue @vgunvalson @LaurifromRHOC Weird huh? Now that she has her hu$band, I guess she doesn’t remember that. Talk about ungrateful.

    ‏@vgunvalson : @GraceIn2013 @plainviewsue Interesting that in order for her to make it back on the show – she was asked to stir trouble. #lies #lies #lies

    The most interesting part of the tweet was Vicki saying that she was asked to stir up trouble. Which we all know is the MO of Bravo. I remember Andy saying on WWHL that they asked Lauri back so Vicki would have an ally. So who the hell knows.

    • Lisa Renee says:

      That is why I call you our very own Twitter rock star, thanks for posting that, Lisa

      • iceNfire says:

        Thanks for posting plainviewsue – Icky has proven to lie time and time again and iirc she tried to come between Lauri and whathisname she married. Icky doesn’t like anyone putting their spouse.bf before her.

        • Powell says:

          She didn’t actually try to come between them but she was jealous as heck & made some unnecessary comments when Laurie was very happy. But why oh why does Laurie want back on the merry-go-round? She tired of spending her days $pending George’$ dough?

          • LaineyLainey says:

            Maybe George wants some of that easy Bravo money. I know, I know, “easy” is relative. I just mean, it’s easier than digging ditches in the hot sun.

          • Rebecca says:

            She and George split up. They’re not divorced but living in separate residences.

            • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

              According to Lauri via twitter- her and George are happier than ever and have yet to have their first fight…meanwhile I read that Lauri has a grandchild that was born addicted to heroine and is now in foster care-how’s that for a crazy plot twist!!

              • Catseye says:

                That’s terrible about Lauri’s grandchild. I saw the FIRST LOOK and her face is chock-full of fillers, it looks very un-natural. For the kind of money she married into, I would think she’d have a top-rate plastic surgeon/botox doc.

              • LaineyLainey says:

                Drugs don’t discriminate. Even in the O.C. – equal opportunity destroyer.

              • $25,000 says:

                How terrible if that is true! She needs to take that child into her home.

            • Powell says:

              Wow! I didn’t know that.

            • LaineyLainey says:

              I did not know that.

    • Powell says:

      Like MTH says, nucking futs.

    • $25,000 says:

      Hmmm, who do I believe more Andy or Vicki? I’m going with Vicki on this one. Andy’s just doing whatever he can, to pump some excitement into this broken down franchise.

  5. Lisa Renee says:

    Good Morning to all, love the emails & such with the survivor spoilers being put in context. I have been semi following this. I’m still not sure if Hantz is Missyae/Jim Early’s source. Hantz is much more important in his mind than in real life. TvGasam has a breakdown of the next cast if anyone is interested. No matter how you slice it…..It’s all Teresa’s fault. Just practicing in anticipation of the new season. I wonder if I can figure out how to blame T for my flat tire. Have a great day everyone, Lisa

    • Lisa Renee says:

      Double Yuck with a side of Cipro 🙂 how’s your BFF doing Nancy? Lisa

      • Nancy says:

        Not well but thank-you for asking. She has some brain sweeling right now so they are
        pumping her full of steroids and another form of chemo. She’s a fighter though.

        • Nancy says:

          swelling

        • Powell says:

          Bless her.

        • Lisa Renee says:

          Nancy, I will keep good thoughts for you both as always. When we were chatting about the OJ thing, I stopped myself from asking. I just had a feeling. After that day I committed to asking about her the next time I bumped into you. Please keep us posted. Cyber hugs, Lisa

          • Nancy says:

            Thank-you Lisa. She has a little one to raise so we have to stay positive that she will
            be ok.

  6. TexasTart says:

    • Lisa Renee says:

      TT, so not digging the bun. Thats like putting horizontal stripes on a fat chick. Her forehead is a four finger wonder, minimum unless I can conduct my own test. Also, let me declare that I enjoy Tre, but not for any of the obvious reasons you may think. Have a great day my Rx rayban sportin sistah, Lisa

    • LaineyLainey says:

      The bun looks good on her!

  7. BB says:

    Hope all of you in the areas of the Tornadoes keep safe – Kansas, etc.

    • HuskerHuny says:

      In east central Nebraska, as of right now, only a bit of thunder followed by rain. 15 minutes in all. Things are much dicier south of me in Kansas and Oklahoma. I’m listening to my weather hero, Jim Cantore. He’s in a helicopter in Oklahoma and says he’s 50 yards from a tornado. He’s one crazy dude! Stay safe all of your Sooners and Jayhawks! And Cowboys and Wildcats and Shockers!

  8. Donna says:

    If anyone watched Rookie Blue on ABC it starts on Thursday at 10 pm esdt
    I got here with the link from previous blog, probably my wacky puter.

  9. Donna says:

    If anyone watched Rookie Blue on ABC it starts on Thursday at 10 pm esdt

  10. Donna says:

    Jersey housewives are on WWHL tonight at 8 pm

  11. Mene Seela says:

    That Survivor information is really interesting.
    I can’t believe the show went after the blogger when ALL of the fault lies with their own cast members & employees blabbing secrets. Is Mark Burnett’s attorney Eric Holder? (Just kidding!)

    The whole thing is very unusual. The blogger guy handled it in an interesting fashion. I was laughing at his letters to the the shows lawyers. Very funny stuff. I read them to my favorite SIL who is visiting us and a huge fan of the show. She had no idea so many spoiler sites exist. She doesn’t visit the internet too often. Just not her thing, which is good because she can enjoy being surprised when the show is on. She has a love to hate thing with Russell.

    • melthehound says:

      Biting my tongue real hard at the end of that first paragraph, Mene Seela…

      I guess after 26 seasons, it’s clear that Survivor is a phenomenon. I knew of the spoiler sites and the blogs but never imagined that these shows were bet on in places like Las Vegas. I guess they’ll take bets on anything and everything. It’s also strange to me that they would go after a blogger rather than the people providing the information (cast and crew). Maybe if they didn’t keep recycling these assholes it wouldn’t be so bad. I always get the feeling though that there is a little wink wink when it comes to these confidentiality agreements. That is, we don’t want you to say anything but, go ahead and say just enough to get interest but, you didn’t hear that from us…

      Hantz seems to be a mommy dearest with his nephew or rather in his nephew’s eyes. Brandon always sought to please his uncle and always fell short of doing so. I expect to see some wire hangers at some point. (I know this isn’t what the blog was about).. Brandon is the only Hantz I’ve ever seen in action and I’m still convinced that the cast mates knew what buttons to push, when to push them, and did just that until he snapped.

      • Mene Seela says:

        MTH I don’t watch the show, but I love your analysis of the family dynamic and how the show used them. Just like RHNJ. Another show I do not watch just because those families make me feel sad. Those pesky producers are really manipulative.

      • Powell says:

        MTH there are Vegas bets for so much stuff on tv. If there’s something interesting to bet on they do it in Vegas.

        • melthehound says:

          How do they handicap an already run race? Must be a multiples type thing in the betting. Next season I’ll have to look into it and report on the odds week by week.

  12. cusi77 says:

    Oh! No Plllheeease! Not Richie morning urges! Aughhhh!

  13. cusi77 says:

    Do we know if Melissa’s sisters will be on the new NJ Season? The heck of a season with those refined women!!!!

    • lizzle says:

      I hope not! The Marco sisters are definitely a far cry from the original OC housewives that started this thing. If Melissa’s sisters are a big part of it… the HW’s have gone from the women of gated communities to the women of foreclosures.

  14. cusi77 says:

    Those brothers and sisters Laurita aren’t always in twwwalking terms…

  15. Orson says:

    They’re replaying the RHNJ reunion now. So Bravo is trying to get us all wound up and taking sides.

    • lizzle says:

      It’s almost here…………….. (kind of like a horror movie or a bad dream)

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Which is why I’m not watching it. Don’t want to get wound up.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      uh oh, I’m watching wwhl with the nj peeps. What is this? A montage like thing. First it was Kathy, now the Don is on.

      • cusi77 says:

        I am liking it, are you? I am liking to hear one by one and not everyone shouting and in their worst behavior… this was a good idea from Bravo to do previous Season 5, IMO.

        • LaineyLainey says:

          yes, I’m staying on it. Andy really doesn’t like Tre, does he?

          • LaineyLainey says:

            Just saw the ad…Mel is in front of Tre. Tre must be so mmmmaaaaddd!!!!! Mel and The Don are front and Center.

        • $25,000 says:

          I’m with you on this Cusi. I am sick of trying to figure out what is being said when they all speak at the same time!

      • chismosa says:

        Lainey but I thought it was TERESA’s INTERVIEW!???
        Like Nene?

        Hahaha 😜😜😜

        • LaineyLainey says:

          I know, right? Maybe Tre thought it WAS her interview and Andy and co. put one over on her…they made her look like a fool again, leading her to believe it was HER interview, when it was a mob thing.

          • LaineyLainey says:

            oops, i should be careful mob=group

            • chismosa says:

              Hahahaha!!!

              But Lainey you may be on to something —– wasnt the word out before that Teresa WAS getting her own one on one?? Maybe they did pull a fast one on Tre.
              ……interesting ……..

              • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

                Since Andy talked of nothing but Teresa it kind of was her interview…all he did was ask everyone questions about her-it was stupid

                • chismosa says:

                  I see your point Jill.

                  • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

                    I hope you see that I thought the show was stupid!! What the hell was the point? Did you watch it? It was an hour of nothing… So annoying!!

                    • chismosa says:

                      going to watch it now….
                      i see what you mean that it all revolves around Teresa. that’s what i ‘got’
                      so in a way, she did get her one on one interview. But i really feel like i remember reading she was getting a full one hour one on one like Nene.
                      Maybe freakin’ Bethenny will be on for a 1 on 1. For pr reasons. Ughhhhh vomiTTTT

              • $25,000 says:

                I thought Teresa said she was getting her own One on One interview just like Nene did.

  16. lizzle says:

    I reserve the right to take this back… but, I kind of feel bad for Leann Rimes. She came up with this idea to Instagram here Nashville appearances like a behind the scenes thing. Well, she is getting ripped up in all the comments. Not one nice comment. I hope she is strong enough to endure the onslaught of hate, because she doesn’t seem to want to fade away. If I were her PR person, I would strongly suggest to let her music do the talking. No more fame whorish stunts. Just sing! It’s getting bad out there for her.

  17. lillybee says:

    I know that this is not one of the shows that we snark on but last week’s Kitchen Nightmares was epic. For the first time Gordon Ramsey walked out.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/14/amys-baking-company-kitchen-nightmares_n_3274345.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

    • realhousewifeva says:

      I watched! They got torn apart on social media and had a MELTDOWN, tweeting and facebooking nasty stuff…then saying they were hacked and said none of those things. They are CUH-RAZY and I can`t believe they stayed in business for more than a month!

    • cocfarm says:

      Wow. That was wacky. I’m sure people would just go there to bait them.

  18. melthehound says:

    Again with the phuckin Cookies? Really? This is SOOOOOOOOOO Dumb.

  19. melthehound says:

    Give it up, Jac

  20. melthehound says:

    Way to back peddle Manzo…

  21. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:
    • djprincessc says:

      Wooowwww Jill!!! Thanks for posting that!!! I had no clue and thats sooooo sad for the poor baby!! I really hope this article isn’t true!! 😦

    • LaineyLainey says:

      WOW. Poor innocent little baby. And according to that article she’s now a ward of the state?

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        I happened to see the link on FB-I had no idea all of this was going on-a few weeks ago someone on here gave me the whole run down on Lauri and her family( my CRS has kicked into over drive so for the life of me I can recall who it was-sorry) they had lots of info on the whole clan-it ain’t all rainbows and unicorns in that so called Brady Bunch style family!!

      • Catseye says:

        Soo very sad! And the grandparents on both sides wouldn’t take her in? That is horrible.

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          I don’t know much about the girl who had the baby-this is the first I heard about Lauri having a grandchild…it’s all so strange and sad

          • $25,000 says:

            It’s heartbreaking that no one in the family will take care of that little girl.

  22. cusi77 says:

    I never thought that the song “On Display” was about Teresa…. Now I think that Melissa -IF she wrote the song_ SHE was daydreaming how her life would be IF she was followed by paparazzis like Teress was… BINGO! She wanted to be a Real Housewife… not Teresa, but having the life Teresa was living with fame…

    • LaineyLainey says:

      I thought that guy wrote On Display,…no? Or maybe she did the lyrics and he did the music?

      • chismosa says:

        Yes, producers wrote the song is what I heard too

      • cusi77 says:

        Yes… something like that… She said she wrote it… IF she did… she wanted the fame and the life her SIL was living… I thought when she was singing with that guy playing the piano, that she has good voice,,, why the sync?

  23. LaineyLainey says:

    ANDY is making the whole show about Tre. When he is talking to Mel…he makes it about Teresa. When he is talking to Wack…he brings up Teresa. When he is talking to KathyFish…he brings up Teresa. When he is talking to the Don, he brings up Teresa. Andy, Andy.,,,do those other ladies not get it? This is the Teresa show!!! Andy hates her for it. The other ladies hate her for it. But there it is…the Teresa G show.

  24. melthehound says:

    So, Stripper-gate will continue? Who knew what when and who said nothing about it? I’ll keep saying this. If any of these hyenas were embarrassed by anything that happens on this heap of a show, they would leave. Yet, there they all are. I don’t believe a word that comes out of any of their mouths about ‘reality’.

  25. djprincessc says:

    Totally random, but I was another site reading about Amanda Knox and stumbled on this youtube video of her when she was interviewed by Diane Sawyer. I never really followed the case closely, but did watch a special on it and thought she probably DIDN’T DO IT not entirely sure, but after watching this video I think maybe she did?? She nods yes when she says no, and even barely smiles right before she says no around the 25-27 second mark. I know body language isn’t ALWAYS accurate since we are all entirely different, but who knows!?! Anyway, take a look and give your opinions! 🙂

    • djprincessc says:

      Oooops sorry I meant to only post the link, not the actual video :/

    • Mene Seela says:

      I don’t think she did it at all. There are many articles about the Italian prosecuter/chief of police guy (yep they are the same dude) who is frankly, a creepy nut. He previously tried to imprison an American novelist for a series of murders that happened when the writer didn’t even live there. Just because the writer was investigating the crimes for a book! I read that story before AK became big news. Italy is not “up to date” on police procedures and civil rights. The writer snuck his wife and kids out of the country. Seriously scary.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        I do t think she did it-I never believed she did it. They went crazy in Italy and wanted to pin this on her so badly that the police and prosecutor were so over zealous. I think the jacked up the investigation from the start

        • melthehound says:

          Why is this even still an issue? The Italian courts, police, or government don’t have any jurisdiction here, Do they?

          • realhousewifeva says:

            Aren`t they retrying the case in Italy, which is why it`s being talked about…because she could be convicted again.

        • djprincessc says:

          I agree Jill, thats why you have to be so careful when visiting other countries. The laws there are so much different from here.

    • Nancy says:

      Hi dj,
      Her DNA was no where to be found. I find her a strange bird but I do not believe she did the crime.

      • djprincessc says:

        I’m with you 100% Nancy, I know that there was absolutely none of her DNA found. Its just her behavior I find so weird. I know that because she had several sexual partners they labeled her as a whore and said her and the two other guys were doing things with Meredith and things got outta hand, which I don’t agree with at all. Whatever she’s done sexually doesn’t make her a killer and I know they even told her in prison she had AIDS. Disgusting.

        • Nancy says:

          When I heard that it made me sick to my stomach. I wonder if they are going to try to
          charge her again.

          • realhousewifeva says:

            I thought they were trying to charge again, isn`t that why this is such a big issue recenctly?

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          dj-the Italian police tricked her into making a list of her sexual partners by telling her she tested positive for HIV-which was a lie-then they released the list to the media-making it look like she was some floozy-that was just one of the many ways the Italian police tried to make her look bad

    • chismosa says:

      DJ I find her totally odd and agree completely about the body language and her answers to questions —-
      I don’t think she was the one who did it, but there may be more to her involvement than we think. I do think it was that African/Asian man they arrested later on.

      But for some reason, I really don’t think much of her. I know she has suffered immensely. But something about her ……

      • djprincessc says:

        Chismosa I think you’re right too, she’s strange but her body language is what really has me scratching my head. I also read that she had in college written a short story about a girl being raped by another girl that also made me go HUH? Thats also pretty strange, dunno if it even matters but still WEIRD. lol.

        • chismosa says:

          Oh that’s a lovely story! 😦 😠
          Hahaa— my god!?!? Whacko nevertheless

          Listen, Italy has a LOT of problems going for them regarding politics and economy. They may have screwed the pooch.
          I think they are starting to experience the influx of immigrants that the other EU countries have been as well- and so were not quick enough to pin this murder so quickly (and correctly?) on the man they got afterwards. I know that the Nightline recap showed the house where the murder occurred now has Bangladeshi immigrants living in it. And I know my family in Greece has all people from Pakistan and Africa working the fields there.

          As bad as the Mediterranean countries have it right now, it still is better for the people that come from REALLY bad economies- in Asia or Africa
          I think Italy was not on top of that influx when this murder occurred

          Maybe Amanda was on something to make her higher than just marijuana like she said ? To cause the cartwheels at the station? Very Jodi Arias- doing yoga behavior. Maybe she was on ecstasy? Did they do a tox screen on her?

          • djprincessc says:

            I hear you!! I have no clue if they tested her for drugs and had never thought of it, you’re right maybe she was on ecstasy which would def explain her behavior. If she is 100% innocent I do feel bad for everything she’s had to go through but I really think she knows more than she has said.

            • Nancy says:

              Ecstasy doesn’t always show up on a tox screen. It depends on what process they put it through.

            • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

              She admitted that her and her boyfriend smoked some weed that night-she said weed was very big in that area and “everyone was smoking”. I think her behavior may have been kind of strange while she was being questioned but she didnt speak the language fluently and didnt really understand what was happening-plus she was young and away from home. I’m sure anyone’s behavior would be deemed strange under those circumstances. I have a hard time believing she did it just based on the fact that her DNA was not anywhere near the crimes scene but plenty of other DNA was found…you can’t clean up some DNA and leave behind other DNA.

    • cocfarm says:

      I followed this story. The HAVE the guy who murdered her roommate. What the police said is that Amanda and her bf participated by watching and wanting the roommate killed. She did some wierd Jody arias things like standing on her head at the police station. I can’t remember now who it was, but. I think it is the lead Italian investigator who was named in a murder himself. Just a mess all the way around. Like Jody, she seems to have some odd quirks but I don’t see how she did it.

      • chismosa says:

        Yes, that’s the man I meant- he’s either south Asian or African— so they do have the guy. But this girl is one strange bird and IMHO I think she was on some sort of hallucinogenic or something either instead of or in addition to pot (can you be on both?)– because she acted too oddly. Jmho!

  26. melthehound says:

    Oh STFU Rosie

  27. cusi77 says:

    Oh… Kathy lost a lot doing that surgery on her nose… I Though she was a real Italian beautyl with her real nose..

  28. melthehound says:

    I wonder if the kid has been cured with the miracle murk yet…

  29. melthehound says:

    Oh good lawd…. Mego, you’re all about yourself. Just admit it.

    Look at your own sons, Manzo. Your brother, Manzo..

  30. LaineyLainey says:

    oh gosh, there is an orange man wearing a white fur hat on my t.v…..no, it’s just Donald Trump. Celebrity Apprentice now. Maybe it’s my T.V. but that man is ORANGE!!!

  31. TexasTart says:

    Discovery.channel started a new series tonight called North America. It’s about the animals of the land.

    • Nancy says:

      I have it to record. I’ve been looking forward to it.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      Oh thank you TT-I have been channel surfing looking for something to watch and just saw your post…DVR-ing for my girls and Husband-they all love this kind of show!

    • LaineyLainey says:

      i know, it looks cool!! I can’t dvr it, or else I have to switch channels from C.A., with my crappy dvr thingy.

  32. BB says:

    I know a lot of you don’t like Dr. Phil, but he’s on Oprah’s Life Class right now talking about becoming the star of your own life. It’s a talking to I really need right now.

    • melthehound says:

      I gained a little bit of respect for Dr Phil when I saw his interview segments with that Ho, Farrah Abraham from Teen Mom… Telling her that her ugly dry cry wasn’t going to work on him like it does her mother. I don’t know where the Oprah channel is on my system or if it’s even there.

    • chismosa says:

      Bb I really wished I saw this. I was hoping they’d repeat later in the night for me to dvr but they didnt. It seems Oprah did 2 episodes with him?

      I’m going to check on demand

  33. Orson says:

    I hope Married to Medicine joins the ranks of Gallery Girls, LOLWork, and those other one season wonders.

    • BB says:

      I think it’s already been renewed for season 2 unfortunately.

    • realhousewifeva says:

      Unfortunately, the ratings were decent and they will probably renew and keep it airing after Atlanta (which gave them HUGE ratings, for a freshmen show)

  34. chismosa says:

    Ummmmmmm…… Danielle Staub is prominently in the background of Celebrity Apprentice??? Why?

    • Cruickal says:

      I think that she is a friend of one of the contestants. I’m not sure which, but I rememberer when they did the event when they were selling sandwiches(?) (where plan b decided to not make it open to the public so big donors would come) I saw her at one of the teams events as a guest but I don’t remember which team and they didn’t say how she was invited.

      • chismosa says:

        Thank you- was not sure why. I’m going to watch the end now. Was just watching pieces of it until Mad Men

    • cocfarm says:

      Very cool nancy. I read your link last night. Just this morning it was discussed on our local news. Bees are so cool.

      Last night on the borgias, the pope was bee keeping. I couldn’t believe it.

      • ladebra says:

        There is a series of books based on Sherlock Holmes, and he is a bee keeper. Author is Laurie King, it’s the Mary Russell series, and they are very good. IMHO

  35. Orson says:

    The color strikes me as being off in MtM. It’s over saturated or something. I really notice it on the close ups (but not THs) of Kari.

    • Cruickal says:

      I firmly believe there should be NO close ups of Kari 😦

      • chismosa says:

        I saw her on WWH and can she not get a new hairstylist? The woman had perfume bottles in her bathroom (I saw a shot of her talking to her friend in the bathroom)- that are some of the most expensive brands in the world and her hair looks like a stringy prostitution- whoah- from Reno

  36. djprincessc says:

    I wanna slap Melissa!! Can’t she just do a normal interview without being so posey!!!! OMG. This interview with all of them (excluding Teresa) has me pissed, what a bunch of liars.

  37. chismosa says:

    Edie Falco has grown out her hair and its now reddish- and she was on an interview last week and she looked like Caroline manzo’s TWIN

    Im going to try to make a side-by-side picture that I can post here. It was EERIE. plus add that their accents are so similar — scary.

    • Nancy says:

      Hi chismosa,
      Wasn’t it good tonight? A little sad though.

      • chismosa says:

        What was sad? Mad Men?

        • chismosa says:

          Ps Nancy there is a documentary on HBO called “An Apology to Elephants” with Lily Tomlin that I’m bracing myself to watch. I don’t want to but I know I have to. 😢 😦

          • Nancy says:

            I’m sorry. I watched Nurse Jackie tonight. (That’s the show staring Edie Falco.)
            I haven’t seen “An Apology to Elephants”. I’m not sure I could. Let me know how it
            was.

            • chismosa says:

              You know what’s funny Nancy is that i have showtime on demand and they have all previous seasons of Nurse Jackie on right now, so i am thinking of watching them all from the beginning.
              If i don’t scramble to get Arrested Development set up for next week, i may go to this. There’s nothing to watch these days 😦

  38. chismosa says:

    trying to post something here:

  39. chismosa says:

    ok didn’t work. trying to put the picture of Edie Falco as Caroline Manzo on here.
    Here’s a link to the interview. TELL ME she doesn’t look like she could be one of the Don’s 15 love-neglected female siblings? they look alike!

    http://www.eonline.com/news/417202/edie-falco-talks-love-hate-relationship-with-new-york-city-being-the-most-awful-waitress-watch-now

  40. lillybee says:

    I heard that Dina was coming back to NJ. Does anyone know if that is true.

    • realhousewifeva says:

      I don`t think so. She`s been pretty firm about not returning to NJ (but money talks, so who knows) Teresa did an event that was filmed for NJ a few weeks back and Dina tweeted her support but said she wouldn`t go b/c of the cameras. She is filming (or filmed?) a documentary about her own life that is produced by Al Roker, I believe. Not sure when or where that will air, though

      • chismosa says:

        Dina merits a DOCUMENTARY about her life?

        Hahahaha! What a snoozefest. Or hoarder’s tchotchke dream

        Love it! 😆

  41. cocfarm says:

    Madmen was a literal trip last night. Interesting.

    • ladebra says:

      Is this the last season? I have the episodes recorded, but after the opening show I haven’t wanted to watch.

      • chismosa says:

        Next season is last. This is second to last

        • ladebra says:

          Thanks! I like the show. It really evokes memories of that era for me, but *smh* sometimes I wish Don wasn’t such a damaged man.

          • chismosa says:

            What I really like is that Jon Hamm really dislikes his character. Says a lot a about JH.
            Plays him so well

  42. chismosa says:

    In case anyone sees this before the new blog— I finally watched the entire Celebrity Apprentice and Danielle from NJ (or, a tanner, older Heather from the OC) was in a LOT of camera shots and I saw her daughter with her also! Not sure if it was the model one or if the younger one just got a lot taller.

    Like a TON of shots! She strategically stood well in front of camera

    • Lulu says:

      I watched it last night did you see the Countess? She was in the audience as well. I wonder if they are hinting that on the next apprentice that either Danielle or Luann will be on or even both?

      • chismosa says:

        Yup I saw her featured as well. Full-on camera shot on her with an especially bold spiky hubcap necklace No Ross next to her

      • chismosa says:

        Oh and I would LOVE Danielle on the Apprentice

        I wish she was back on jersey frankly. To go after the Don

        • Lulu says:

          I think Danielle has better connections than Luann would as far as fundraising is concerned. Danielle would do better on the apprentice, she was very good on famous food she won. It would be interesting who “The Don” will chose that’s for sure.

          Any word on if they are doing a regular non celebrity apprentice?

          • cusi77 says:

            Oh! That would be fantastic! Both! Can you imagine? Danielle will be better than the Camel in Morocco to bring LuLu down from her high horses!!!!

          • chismosa says:

            Lulu- in case you see this- Wendy Williams did ask that to the Donald last week about doing a regular apprentice again and he was open to it but it seemed he can only do what NBC lets him.

            Who knows

  43. chismosa says:

    I don’t understand why there are like 40 childhood photos of Bethenny on radar online. ????

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