Real Housewives of Orange County / Dancing with the Stars Finals

Real Housewives of Orange County

by Stars99

It’s an exciting day for the Heather Dubrow household – it’s her first day of her guest appearance on, “Hot in Cleveland.”  Heather’s last show got cancelled 6 months before she got pregnant with her twins who are now 9 years old.  Terry is helping everyone to get-up and get going.  Heather is excited and nervous.  She is trying to figure out a way to merge her creative side with her family side of life. Heather says that she and Terry don’t need to solve all of their issues right now.  She wants and needs him to support her right now just by handling things… that’s all.  And bring home the bacon… fry it up in a pan… and… and… and… No seriously, if this is important to Heather she should be able to do it – after all they employ a bazillion people who can help her do it, no?

LauriTamra is wedding ring shopping at Nuggets & Carats jewelry store.  She is encouraged by the proprietor to look around at what they have so she figure out what she wants.  Tamra thinks that if she gets things rolling then Eddie will follow – kind of a “Field of Dreams – if you build it, they will come” philosophy.  Oh, nice – she wants black diamonds… Well, they do say that diamonds reflect the true attitude of your heart… just sayin’…  Oh wow, how convenient, Lauri Peterson (one of the original OC housewives) just happens to show up to the jewelry store to help Tamra pick out her wedding rings.  Tamra explains to us that Lauri is there because she recently ran into her and their friendship kind of took off where they left off.  Well, gosh, isn’t it normal to have someone you haven’t seen in 5 ½ years to come help you do something as intimate as picking out your wedding rings?  Tamra is going to surprise Eddie with a ring – but unfortunately, she doesn’t actually know his ring size.  Comments are made back and forth about the size of a man’s hand being directly correlative to the size of other things.  Under the category of “things you don’t want your fiancé to divulge” Tamra says that Eddie has small hands while making all kinds of shady, squirmy faces.  I just cannot believe that Tamra and Eddie will get married… I just can’t…

Lauri tells Tamra that the 3rd time is a charm as far as marriages go.  She and George have been married for 5 ½ years and she loves him to death (I’m hoping that’s not literally “to death” – perhaps I’ve been watching too much of the Jodi Arias trial… but I digress…).  They have been working hard to blend their families together – so much so that they have yet to have their honeymoon.  Lauri updates Tamra on her kids:  Sophie is now 15, plays volleyball and rides horses competitively – Her whole bedroom is full of equestrian blue ribbons; Ashley is 28, is single, and is a responsible grown-up; and Josh is 24 and according to Lauri is doing very well in his 2nd year of marriage with a baby on the way.  Lauri is really proud of the turnaround he has made in his life.  (Note:  However, there are reports to the contrary!  According to http://absurdtosublime.net/2013/05/19/where-is-lauri-waring-petersons-grandchild/ Josh’s baby girl was born in December 2012, allegedly went into heroin withdrawal and is now a ward of the state until Josh and his wife go to rehab.).   Lauri says she has run into Vicki a couple of times in the last few years but hasn’t seen Don at all.  Lauri said that she “heard” Tamra and Vicki had a little falling out.  Tamra, another martyr, says she’s the only the one that really “stuck with Vicki.” She says they’ve been close for the last 7-8 years.  Really? Cuz the way I remember it – Vicki was there for you as you went through your divorce, Tamra.  Then you started seeing Eddie – and then Vicki’s marriage went south… but since you were in the early stages of a new relationship – you just simply weren’t there for Vicki when she needed you throughout her divorce process.  Then when Vicki started dating Brooks you gave her nothing but grief about it.  I’m not saying Brooks doesn’t deserve it – cuz everyone knows he’s a slimey as they come… but it seems like that’s kind of how Vicki views your “friendship.”  Vicki is not over the fact you weren’t there for her during her divorce and she’s not likely to get over it any time soon.  Tamra tells Lauri that when Vicki divorced she started dating a guy named “Brooks” – and Tamra found that some of his stories started not to add up.  Tamra then said that Vicki then started playing the victim, saying it was all Tamra’s fault that there was so much turmoil in their relationship.  Tamra wanted to back Vicki up about  4 years earlier when Vicki kept talking about Simon and how Vicki thought Simon wasn’t treating Tamra very well.  Lauri confirms that in her opinion, Vicki thinks it’s okay to point out what she doesn’t like in others – but they just can’t do it back to her. Lauri, as innocent as a snake said, “I was wondering if maybe Vicki played a role in breaking you and Simon up?”  Tamra tells Lauri she felt Vicki crossed the line because she would take what Tamra told her in a private conversation between friends and then bring it up to Simon in public and at times she even yelled at him about it.  Lauri describes her friendship with Vicki was a progression from a “friend of a friend”… to a working relationship… to a genuine friendship over the course of the years… that is until Lauri met George.  Lauri thinks Vicki actually tried to sabotage Lauri and George’s relationship a little bit.  Tamra is so over the fact that Vicki is a hypocrite – Vicki can say or do whatever she wants but if you do it back to her – it’s like “H*** no!”  Lauri thinks it’s because Vicki is so unhappy that she wants everyone else to be unhappy – after all, misery loves company.

Lydia and her mom talkLydia is sitting on the floor looking at old pictures when her mom, Judy shows up with some pictures of her own.  Lydia feels bad that she has created a photo album for one of her kids, but hasn’t done as much for the other.  Judy lives right across the street from Lydia and Doug – and for Lydia, the positive is that she lives right across the street…. The negative is that she lives right across the street.  They look at some pictures of Judy back when she had brown hair and was actively smokin’ wacky tabacky all the time. Judy, as we remember from a previous episode has smoked weed all her life.  She recently quit smokin’ doobies, listening to the Doobie Brothers, and watching Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?  Judy made this profound life change because she knows that Lydia will not let her watch her grandkids when she’s actively partaking.  However, Judy divulges that she has taken a puff here and there… which means, of course, she’s no longer sober and can kiss that sober chip she earned earlier goodbye.  Judy clarified that she hasn’t been a dope…. errrr… smoked dope during the day and never when she’s with the kids. Lydia is really cranky – “So you smoke and you never want to quit?”  Lydia’s first memory is of her mom doing drugs.  Lydia is used to having to sugar coat everything while she was growing up and she’s tired of doing so.  She just always pretended everything was okay but she always felt that their house was out of control.  In the understatement of the year, Judy says that she’s not perfect.  She seems to be genuinely trying to do better than she was.  The problem is that Judy seems to want to have her funny brownies and eat them, too.  Lydia doesn’t want to come off as “judgy.”  Judy sarcastically says, “Oh gee, noooOOOooo, you’re not judging me at all, Miss Judgmental.” Judy tells Lydia that she IS being judgy, “Because you’re telling me that you want me to be a certain way but that’s not who I am.” Like Lydia, you’re totally bringing her down, man!  Lydia tells her mom that she loves and accepts her for being crazy and off the wall – but that it has nothing to do with smoking marijuana. “So, I’m not judging you – I just want you to be healthy and happy.”  Judy doesn’t like Lydia keeping tabs on her and she doesn’t like her telling her what to do.  Lydia doesn’t think she’s telling her mom what to do. Shocker of all shocks, Judy disagrees. Judy is going to do her best to live up to Lydia’s expectations of who Lydia wants her to be.  Lydia is frustratingly saying, “No, no…” but then Judy calls Lydia, “Mom” and every adult child of an addict heaves a heavy sigh of empathy. Lydia feels her mom is choosing pot over Lydia.  Judy doesn’t like the real world… she likes the land of the bunnies… it’s more fun there… hippity- hop!

Heather Read through WaveNow we’re at the “Hot in Cleveland” set.  Heather shoes up for the initial “table read” – where all the actors sit down and run through the script.  Wendie Malick, who is just so danged warm and wonderful to her and takes it upon herself to introduce Heather to the other actors and crew.  Andy Cadiff, director, officially introduces the guest cast members: Marshall Manesh is intently studying his script during his introduction while Her Royal Heathership does a princess wave when she’s introduced. Oh, I get it – they’ve casted Heather in this role because they talk about the “True Housewives of Tampa/St. Pete”… ahhhh… it all makes sense now.  Heather compares being a guest cast member to joining a new school in the middle of the semester.  At the end of the session, Heather catches Betty White on her way out and tells her it’s nice to meet her.  Betty, being the consummate professional that she is, gushes her thanks to Heather for being there and says, “See you tomorrow, Sweetheart.”  See, now I personally believe that it doesn’t get much better than working with Betty White.

Alexis Acting ClassOkay… now for this next scene and further related scenes – you guys are just going to need to pause… and go get some Pepto Bismal – because Alexis is walking into a place called, “The Actor’s Workshop.”  Seriously, go get some Tums or something – because an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, no? Alexis knows nothing about the school but she was recently was on “General Hospital” and she got the “itch.”  I wondered if she might need some special cream for that but then I figured out it was an “acting itch.” Okay, now I thought Bravo was really lazy when they used the same, tired storylines for various franchises – but this?  They are using the same storyline not only within the same franchise – but within the same danged episode! Are you freakin’ kidding me?  The payoff though, is that they actually show the horrendous clip of Alexis’ appearance on “General Hospital.”  I mean, holy crap on a cracker is it ever embarrassing!  She attempts to play a newscaster and is just as natural as she was when she did that reporting stint for that San Diego news affiliate last year.  Alexis is obviously reading off a teleprompter – and excruciatingly bad…bad… bad… I’m not even exaggerating.

Rob, the acting coach that’s interviewing Alexis, asks her what she thinks acting is?  Alexis thinks it’s when you almost step outside of your own personality and you become whatever personality you need to be at that moment.  Rob says, “Interesting” under his breath.  Alexis asks him, “What’s the official definition?”  Rob responds with, “Well, to be a good film actor you should try to be yourself – in the situation.”  He uses Forrest Gump as an example.  He asks Alexis, “Who was Forrest Gump?”  Alexis says, “Well, he’s himself – but Forrest Gump didn’t play it – Tom Hanks played it.” Rob responds, “Right, Forrest Gump became Tom Hanks.”  That concept just blew Alexis’ mind, “Wow… I never looked at it like that… I learned something.”  She was surprised they never told her about that when she was on “General Hospital.”  Right, Alexis, that’s because “General Hospital” is NOT an acting school – it’s a job where real actors act… or used to act.  Another acting coach, RJ comes joins the interview and asks her about her experience on “General Hospital” – and if she just got a couple of lines? Alexis said, “No… no no!”  Alexis responded that she had 5 minutes and described that she had a, “couple of paragraphs – I was a newscaster… then stopped… then a couple more [paragraphs] then I stopped.”  RJ tells her, “In this business, we call them “speeches.”  He laughs out loud that she used the word, “paragraphs.”  Alexis wants the “Actor’s Dictionary” but is genuinely eager to learn.  RJ creepily says that she gets the green light from him for enrollment just on her appearance alone… as he wipes the drool from his face.  I picture him dusting off his casting couch for future use… Alexis naively says, “If you guys are taking me, I’m ready.”  It’s this week’s “I kid you not” moment… They thank her for coming in and seeing them – and that it’s the first time they’ve had a Rolls Royce in their parking lot.  She has some discretionary time since her businesses are “running themselves” or more likely running into the ground… the trampoline launches are bouncing along… the kids are in school… so now she wants to do something she wants.  Oh, and to copy Heather’s life…

Terry as Mr MomTerry is home to greet the kids when the nanny brings them home from school.  Terry’s tells us that his parenting style is very different from Heather’s because he likes to go with the flow and let the kids have and do whatever they want while Heather likes everything in its place, prim and proper.  Terry asks Nicky if he’s reading, and he snottily says, “Yes…”  Terry says him that it doesn’t look like it.  Then Nicky says, “Stop asking so many questions, Dad.”  I’m telling you, I would have been K-I-L-L-E-D if I had that attitude with my parents. Terry just sighs.  Oh good, mommy is calling!  Even though Terry is assuring her that he’s got it covered and everything is good – Heather can hear the background noise that tells her the contrary.  In her talking head she glibly says, “It’s not easy being home, huh?”  She decides that she may just have to stop and get her nails done. Terry asks his son, Nicky if he can handle him?  Nicky says, “No!”

The next morning, Terry is up and getting ready to take the kids to school.  Nicky is shocked that his dad is around at that time and says that he never has a cup of coffee with them.  Nicky pours juice for his sisters.  Heather gives Terry props for helping her and is thankful because it proves he heard her and is trying to make things easier for her.  Heather assures is that it’s not like she can’t do it all herself – but it’s less stressful when she has help.

Gretchen is shocked at the RollsFor Gretchen’s birthday, Slade took her to a nice hotel in San Diego for a little getaway. They are waiting for their car in the valet – and a new white Rolls Royce rolls up with a honkin bow on the top.  Slade tells her Gretchen that it’s “her new car.”  Gretchen wants to know who bought this for her?  Did Slade?  Is she buying it herself? She wonders if they’re rich all of the sudden. As Gretchen gets into the driver’s seat, she is saying that she doesn’t know how to drive this car – that she needs a driver.  Gretchen wants to know what possessed Slade to buy this car?  Slade said that he got a really good deal on it.  He assured her that the lease on this car is only a couple hundred dollars more a month than her Mercedes was – that’s it! So wait, is Gretchen making these payments or are you, Slade?  Gretchen pretends to explain to the viewer that he did this because her lease was up on her Mercedes.  Then she remembers that she was just about to make another payment on her Mercedes – so did Slade tell their financial advisor not to make the payment? Because otherwise, she might just hafta kill Slade!  Oh please, please, please… we can only dream!  She threatens that when she sees those payments – that they they better only be for a few hundred dollars more.  On a side note, the cheapest Rolls Royce is approximately $260,000 while a 2012 Mercedes Benz E350 is approximately $89,000.  But don’t you worry boys and girls, because according to Bravo’s own blogs from January 28, 2012, Gretchen not only KNEW about the Rolls Royce, but also helped design it as a promotion. In part, the blog says about Gretchen, “The luxurious auto maker reached out to the Real Housewives of Orange County star to custom design her own ride, and Gretchen jumped at the opportunity. ‘I never imagined I’d drive a car like this, let alone design it. I’ve always been a fan and enthralled by the beauty of the car,’ she tells Celebuzz about the honor, saying that she’s England-bound in order to finalize her ride. Gretchen says she hopes her design will be “the car for the 2013 working woman who also loves to have fun and lives in luxury,” and that it’ll likely have equal room for a bottle of bubbly as well as some ports and chargers for all of her technology.” http://www.bravotv.com/blogs/the-dish/gretchen-rossi-designs-a-custom-rolls-royce.  So wait, like we had to pretend that Slade GAVE her the car… then we’re told no, Gretchen is going to have to make the payments… then no, not entirely… because is this a freebie for her working with Rolls Royce? BRAVO – DO YOU THINK WE’RE IDIOTS? This whole thing is just insulting… it really is.

It’s the day of the actual taping, and Heather is very excited.  A Town car picks up Heather to take her to the taping.  Heather loves sitcoms where you film and you have a live audience.  She is excited that some of the other housewives are coming as well as some of her other friends.  It will be a lot of fun!

Lydia and Doug pick up Tamra and Eddie in a limo.  They wonder if Heather is nervous and Tamra said that Heather indicated that she has done this a million times.  Tamra and Lydia aren’t so certain she’s so calm since it’s the first time she’s done it in around 10 years.  And because Tamra just can’t help herself from giving us way too much information – elaborated that if it was her that she would be literally crapping her pants.  Thanks, Tamra – I’m just not going to go there… I’m not…

It’s acting class time at “The Actors Workshop.” Class is in session – but there’s no Alexis.  Rob, the acting coach, is asking the class about their “movie of the week” because it’s important to watch actors play off of each other.  One person says “Serpico” (Al Pacino)… Another says, “Escape from Alcatraz”(Clint Eastwood)… Yet someone else says, “12 Angry Men” (Henry Fonda)… It’s during this discussion when Alexis slips tardily into class.  Rob then asks Alexis about her “movie of the week.”  Alexis proudly says, “Billboard Dad.”  Rob asks, “Who’s in it?”  Alexis responds, “The Olson twins” and then everyone around her laughs – but at her, not with her.  She doesn’t seem to even understand the complete lunacy of her response.   Alexis says that she likes to try anything new and is motivated by the unknown.  Then she starts talking about excitement and endorphins and I just cowered under my blanket.  Alexis says acting feels very natural to her.  She loves the spontaneity and the rush that you get when they say, “Action” and then you pull it off without a hitch.  She then participates in an impromptu exchange on stage with another actor.  His line to her was, “Let’s change the oil in my car.”  Her contribution was her reply of, “Seriously?”  The second time around she got better when she added the immensely creative addition of the line, “Oil, grease, tools – none of these interest me.”  Yep, she’s an actress, you know!

Heather Ready for her closeup Mr DemilleHeather is excited that everyone is coming to see the taping of the show.  As she talks to her make-up artist, she transcends into a celebrity talking about “the little people” and explains that some of those who are coming tonight have never been to a show taping before.  Everyone meets Terry in the “Hot in Cleveland” parking lot so they can all go in together for the taping.  Everyone is expressing excitement about being there, but Terry, Captain Bringdown, tells them he used to do this every Friday night from 5:00 PM to midnight – and that it’s great, but painful. Nervous laughter fills the air.  Tamra had no idea that tapings were that long.  She said that’s a lot of work! And lest you think she was talking that it was a lot of work for Heather and the other actors and crew, Tamra was actually talking about herself and that she had to sit there and watch it over and over again.  Vicki says it’s awkward to see Tamra at the taping cuz it’s the first time she’s seen her since she called her a “b***” at the winery… Vicki tells us that she’s all prepared – she has herself all zippered up so she’s not going to get hurt.  In her talking head, Vicki says, “I know Heather hasn’t done this in a while and I’m hoping we all don’t make her nervous.  Go get ‘em, Heather… C’mon, don’t break a leg… or break a leg..  I don’t know which one to say, do we want them to break a leg or no?”  Really? You’ve lived in Southern California all these years and you still don’t know the acting’s equivalent of “Good Luck?”  Terry notices Gretchen and Slade’s absence, since there’s assigned seating and they’re not there.  He asks Tamra where Gretchen is and she doesn’t know.  In her talking head, Heather tells us that one of her favorite things to do is to look up in the audience and see all her “peeps.” (I’ll refrain from making a marshmallow peep joke.) It’s obvious to Heather when she looks into the audience that there are 2 empty chairs.  Lydia tells us that she thinks Heather is “rocking it” and that can spot some of Heather’s personal mannerisms in her acting. Vicki says that it’s really fun to do what you love to do and get paid for it.  Slade Showing Gretchen how to use a phoneGretchen and Slade are tardy to the party.  The way it’s edited, it looks like the minute they walk in and sit down, they’re having a conversation about cell phones and Gretchen is whining about how she can’t pull up something on Slade’s phone’s screen.  They get up and walk off to the side so they can talk about it.  Terry and Tamra disapprovingly say that they’re gonna miss yet another of Heather’s scenes.  Gretchen seems concerned she’s going to miss Heather – but not so much she immediately goes and sits down.  Bravo HeatherTamra is upset because, “This is Heather’s moment, this is not the Gretchen and Slade show!  Sit down, put your phones away and watch Heather perform.”  One of Heather’s lines is, “I’ll cut you like bad bangs, b***.”  Tamra thinks she may just need to steal that line… It’s a wrap and they get wild applause and laughter from the audience – and Terry, by far, is the one who is clapping the loudest!  Heather tells us that going back to work makes you a whole person.  She believes that if you have the right support system at home you should be able to do it all.  Her Royal Heathership signs autographs and declares that, “This is the piece of the puzzle that’s been missing.”

They all meet afterwards for dinner and Heather is honored and excited that people came to support her.  Even though some people were tardy – she’s not bringing it up tonight.  Lydia asks Heather if she’s relieved now or is she sad?  Heather is relieved at the moment but thinks she’ll be sad on Monday.   Lydia asks Gretchen and Slade about San Diego. Gretchen responds, “Oh yes, so Slade took me down to San Diego (an hour and a half away) and then this morning I woke up and a Rolls Royce pulls up.” Everyone’s jaw absolutely drops to the table.  Wasn’t it just last season that Gretchen refused to marry Slade because of financial reasons and NOW they’re buying a Rolls Royce (but of course we know now, that’s not the case at all…and well, they probably all know it too, for that matter… ugh).   Tamra asks incredulously, “He bought you a Rolls Royce?”  In Her Talking head, Tamra says, “So Slade gives you a Rolls Royce – I don’t even know where to go with that… like really are you f**** kidding me?”   Lydia asks, “So did you buy it or…”  Gretchen says, “So technically, umm.. yes… but I haven’t bought it yet…” implying that it isn’t paid for yet.  Vicki, in her talking head says, “Please, Gretchen, Shut up… Shut up!  You’re stupid.” Wow… talk about a phrase that’s repeated in every single episode… lol.  Lydia, our new little pot stirrer says, “I feel like that last time I saw you two together you were calling her a b***… Are you good?” Vicki says, “I don’t know?”  Vicki says they need to talk… Tamra apologizes for calling her a b***… Vicki kinda says that she felt all alone… that Tamra wanted to do stuff her way, wouldn’t listen to any input from Vicki, and kinda turned her back on her…blah blah blah… more manufactured drama… blah blah blah… Tamra wants the old Vicki back…not the “Brooks’ Vicki.” Tamra wants the Vicki that she used to have fun with and that she was close to… While Vicki and Tamra are making up, Gretchen glares at them talking with daggers in her eyes.  Run Forrest, Run!  Then Gretchen looks more like a little kid peering through a glass window into a candy store that she can’t go in.  Gretchen is just so jelly – just slap a “Smucker’s” label on her and call her “Jam.”  Vicki wants to know when her friendship bracelet is coming.  Tamra gives Heather a nice gift and card which says in part, “As your friend I’m worried about your privacy as a big star… so here are some disguises.”  Vicki Pig NoseInside the gift bag there are several different sets of sunglasses and other identity protective stuff.  As Heather puts some of it on, you hear Tamra scream, “Heather Dubrow is NOT in this room people.”  Gretchen puts on a pair of cat eye glasses with boobs and the boobies cover her nose… Heather says to Terry, “Honey, you could have a whole new specialty.” Vicki puts on the sunglasses with a pig nose and stares down Slade in an obvious reference to his snide comments about her having a face of Miss Piggy.

Terry wants to make a toast to his wife.  He says, “You know, it’s often said in marriage, that the most important thing is to love, cherish and respect your wife, right?  But, after this week, and seeing what my wife’s done with bringing her career back into her life, and all these things on her “To Do” list – and she’s done it with such great elegance, that I want to add two words to that list… and that is “inspiration” and “amazement.”  She inspires me and amazes me and you did such a good job tonight… and I love you… and cheers to you, Honey!”  Heather tells us that she loves her husband and she appreciates the steps that he’s making to prove to me that he’s supportive. BUT (why, oh why did she add the “but”)…. BUT it takes time to make things better… we’re not there yet, but we’re on the road…

Tamra tells Heather that the best scene tonight was the one when she said, “I’m gonna cut you like bad bangs, b***!”  Tamra tells us that Heather texted her that there’s a line that she says that reminds her of Tamra and that she’d know it when she heard it.  Didn’t we all?  The scene ends with people clapping for Heather and party poppers and confetti are being sprayed all overn the place – while Heather is standing up for some reason and drinking in all the attention like a Royal Heatherness should.

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Dancing with the Stars Finals by Lisette

Welcome to the finals of Season 16 of Dancing with the Stars! The show starts off with a quick montage of the 4 remaining couples and images of how far they’ve come. Then we’re treated to a superb performance from the troupe and pros to get the night off to a good start. Tonight we have three rounds of competition, a judge’s pick ballroom dance, a super-sized freestyle and a judge’s cha cha relay. Looks like Val was injured during rehearsals. His eye looks cut and is bloody. Now onto the performances…

Jacoby & Karina – Jive – Score 27

  • CAI – 9
  • LG – 9
  • BT – 9

Len Goodman is helping Jacoby in his jive this week. It is nice to see Len make some moves on the dance floor. Len gives Jacoby some pointers now lets see if it helps his jive any…Wowza! Jacoby has some clean lines going and some great foot flicks so I guess Len’s pointers helped! I think they were off synch a few times but overall a really good final jive from Jacoby. Len says there was improvement. Len saw crisper footwork but a few mistakes. Called it lovely. Bruno says Jacoby brings a limited supply of energy and power. And then Bruno called Len Gandolf the great and Len called Bruno Frodo. Bruno also saw the mistakes in footwork. Carrie Ann saw the mistakes but said he brought the swagger. Jacoby tells Carrie Ann if she can wear cleats and she said no so Jacoby goes well I can’t wear heels! Then Carrie Ann had to explain cleats to Bruno!!!

Alexandra & Mark – Samba – Score 28

  • CAI – 9
  • LG – 9
  • BT – 10

Bruno is the judge to help Aly & Mark with the samba. Bruno tells Mark he needs to add samba rolls to the dance. Aly feels she can do it as it is week 10 and she has shown lots and lots of improvement. I really like Aly’s costume this week. Really good and fun dance from Aly. She looks like she’s having fun and she has some new moves to her. Really most improved from her first week. So much looser. Bruno is out of his chair calling her scrumptious. Cleaner and slicker than ever. She did everything Bruno told her to do and it was great. Carrie Ann said she has the momentum and all of the traits of the other dancers in one. Len sees improvement and likes the basic steps to give it flavor and said she was terrific.

Kellie & Derek – Quickstep – Score 30

  • CAI – 10
  • LG – 10
  • BT – 10

Len is the judge for Kellie’s dance too. Kellie compares Len to a school principal. Kellie & Derek scored a 29 the first time due to space between their hold so Len works with them on their hold the most. This was a fun and lively quickstep but I think I saw some missteps. I wonder if the judge’s see the same. The dance is almost too ambitious and not as easy flowing as it should be in some parts. Len was palpitating and perspirating and he was so excited he was almost flatuating. Bruno called her the southern belle of the ball. Called it a tour de force technically. Carrie Ann says there was an improvement in their body contact which is what she was looking for.

Zendaya & Val – Samba – Score 30

  • CAI – 10
  • LG – 10
  • BT – 10

Carrie Ann is their judge for the week. The judges are looking for performance and technique along with Zendaya’s special brand of personality. Carrie Ann gives some pointers which Zendaya seemed to respond to. I really liked this dance from Zendaya. Her’s was less sexy than Aly’s which is appropriate given her age. I know having someone so young was a special challenge for Val but I think he really stepped up. Carrie Ann called it a perfect combination of samba techniques and called it magical. Len called it eye-popping, show-stopping, jaw-dropping that’s a samba. He loved the mix of basic samba and new steps. Bruno called her incredibly fierce. Said she has a natural flamboyancy and keeps getting better.

Now for the samba relay the order goes as follows: Kellie & Derek, Jacoby & Karina, Alexandra & Mark and Zendaya & Val. Every couple dances cha cha for 40 seconds. First place gets 5 points and then 4, 3, 2 for second, third and fourth. The couples are pretty evenly matched so the judges have their work cut out for them. The judges give their critiques and the outcome is Jacoby & Karina for 4th place, Alexandra & Mark are 3rd place, Kellie & Derek are 2nd place and first place goes to Zendaya & Val.

Now onto the SUPER-SIZED FREESTYLE!!!!

Jacoby & Karina – Freestyle – Score 27

  • CAI – 9
  • LG – 9
  • BT – 9

Jacoby & Karina are bringing New Orleans to the dance floor! There’s going to be tap dancing, a band and a whole lot of awesomeness! They even have Sophia Lucia! The freestyle was a lot of fun but too many people dancing with them distracted a bit from Jacoby & Karina. It was a really good freestyle and Karina is getting really good with hip hop moves. Len says Jacoby got the freestyle party started. Well done! Great energy! Bruno said it was like watching a New Orleans Mardi Gras parade. Called him out on a few missteps. Carrie Ann calls it unique and agrees with Bruno. She says he choose the right strategy for him but the dance outshone him and he was lost in the shuffle.

Tom takes a moment to mention the Oklahoma tornado and asks for applause for the first responders and the amazing people helping out in this tragedy.

Alexandra & Mark – Freestyle – Score 30

  • CAI – 10
  • LG – 10
  • BT – 10

Aly & Mark are incorporating all of their dances to show all she has learned this season. Their dance involves poles and dancing on the poles. Poles 20 – 25 feet in the air. Apparently Mark is afraid of heights. I didn’t like this dance. The pole dancing was a distraction and some of Aly’s moves were inelegant. Sometimes Aly lacks a certain grace in her movements and that was really evident with this dance. She also stumbled on one of the flips because Mark threw her a bit hard. Bruno calls it futuristic with a touch of exotic. He said it was almost impossible to synch the dancing on the poles and they did it. Carrie Ann says they took her way back. It was one of the most amazing routines she’s seen. Len loved the concept and is dubbing her Alexandra the Great.

Kellie & Derek – Freestyle – Score 30

  • CAI – 10
  • LG – 10
  • BT – 10

Derek wants to incorporate a swing or hammock but he decides against it and choosing to make a difficult dance with no props. Derek really outdid himself with this freestyle. It was simply gorgeous. Kellie has beautiful lines and Derek put them to full use tonight. Really great freestyle. Best I think I’ve ever seen. Stunning! Carrie Ann is crying and can’t speak. She calls Kellie over for a hug. She said Kellie bared her soul on the dance floor and it was one of the most beautiful things she has ever seen. Len says good dancing engages the brain great dancing engages the heart. Drew everyone into the performance. Len gives it a standing O. Bruno called it dance of spellbinding beauty. A contemporary work of art. And when art speaks to you it touches everybody and what she did tonight touched the nation.

Zendaya & Val – Freestyle – Score 30

  • CAI – 10
  • LG – 10
  • BT – 10

They’re going for cha cha then contemporary and then hip hop. Their freestyle will also have a troupe of mini dancers. Their dance was cute but pales in comparison to Kellie’s. It lacked some energy. Len said there were so many parts to the number but it all come together to form a fabulous routine. Bruno says everything she does has her own individuality attached and makes it simply irresistible. Carrie Ann said she brought it home and sealed the deal.

At the top of the leaderboard are Zendaya & Val and at the bottom are Jacoby & Karina. So who do you think will take home the coveted mirrorball trophy?

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281 Responses to Real Housewives of Orange County / Dancing with the Stars Finals

  1. Donna says:

    Good Morning

    • Donna says:

      Red Cross Safe and Well Community for Oklahoma
      https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php?sf13028583=1

      • shamrockblonde says:

        good afternoon all – while I was watching the news feeds showing the devastation in OK, it occurred to me that Trace winning all that money for the Red Cross seemed to happen at just the moment when it would be needed most – my prayers are with all those affected by these storms –

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Good Morning, Donna! So much devastation in Oklahoma. It is very sad.

    • ladebra says:

      40 min on the ground, I just can’t even imagine. I grew up early years in Blackwell, Paul’s Valley, Muskogee, Bartlesville … Spent my share of hours huddled in a shelter under ground, but this is just beyond imaging. My prayers are with the people of Moore. And all you in the path of the storms today, May you be safe.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        I lived in Wichita, KS for about 10 months. When the sky turned yellow and everything was still,…no birds chirping, no wind, no crickets cricking, no flies buzzing around…you get the picture. Everyone headed for their basements. Fortunately we never experienced anything too bad. However, here in TX we had a bad one. No fatalities, that I can recall. Were you here for that one, Texas Tart? Roof came off the Albertsons in our little suburb.

        • TexasTart says:

          Yes, but wasn’t that May 27 1997? There was also an F5 in Jarrell Texas – 27 people died. So I am confused by your post. I’ll check my facts after dinner and make a new post. The weather we have right now is fuel for tornados..ugh. BBL

          • LaineyLainey says:

            Hi TT, how could i forget Jarrell??? that was horrible. what can I say, I was distracted by work. I just watched the NBC report on the tornado. It is overwhelming to see what those people are left to deal with the loss of life. Oh my gosh… 😦

            • TexasTart says:

              Oh, here you are! I will follow up on this thread so it makes sense…I have to remember othe people read here, lol. No bid deal, but you had my mind going! Who knew that day is documented on wiki?! It is! There were 20 tornados in Texas that particular day. The one nearest you was an F2. I was scared driving home from work and was a good distance away….it was so turbulant. BTW, a friend had a 55 Chevy being refurbished in Jarrell and he never found it after the tornado.

              • LaineyLainey says:

                It’s mind-boggling that his car just disappeared liked that. That the sheer force could do that.

  2. Mel says:

    HI guys….i am back…..at least for a little bit lol.

    Tamra says she didn’t like brooks because his stories didn’t add up right? Well eddie’s story doesn’t add up either….but i don’t see vicki goin in on him. From what I remember about eddie….he was adpoted by an older man when he was two years away from being an adult and he still had his family with him. Stoopidhousewives even got an email from eddie’s sister who goes into detail about eddie abandoning this family once he got in good with this new “father”. Why on earth would a grown man adopt a16 year old? I find that very odd. If this man wanted to help eddie and his family i think that was a nice thing to do. But he instead separated eddie from his blood relatives and adopted an almost grown young man……weird. My gaydar buzzes extremly loudly when Eddie comes on the screen….and something ain’t right about that relatioship. Tamra is beyond disgusting and karma will hit her pretty hard.

    P.S when tamra was tellin Vickie all the private stuff about how simon supposedly treated her…..there were beaming lights and a camera infront of her. So none of it was private. I am glad Simon wised up and divorced this nasty woman…..that was the best thing he could have done for himself and his children.

    • ladebra says:

      X100

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Great observations, Mel. I did not know about the “adoption”…wow…smells fishy. Especially since he (Eddie) already had a family.

    • I vaguely remember hearing about this Eddie story and doing a “Huh”?!? Very odd. I saw a pic of Eddie & Tamara at their bachelor(ette) party this past weekend and they were standing next to each other…with about 2 feet between them…not even touching. NOT the picture of engaged to be married bliss. Not.Buying.It!

  3. Lulu says:

    Good Morning!!! 3 more days to go!! I want to kick DH seriously! He decided to take the day off today!?!?! Hello how about when I go into labor??? He is sleeping in must be nice right! Really pregnant wife chasing after toddler all day while “DH” gets to sleep in. WTH!!!! God forbid I say anything it will turn into an argument. That’s ok once he’s awake its “I let you sleep in so now you watch DS for the remainder of the day!” This momma needs her time! 😉

    I bought both Trace’s and Penn’s de-lish icecream. My reviews: Penn’s boring the turtle is great but nothing interesting. I don’t really get how it outsold Trace’s though. Onto Trace’s interesting with the maple/macadamia combo not bad. Both need more work though for Penn I’d add another flavor to swirl in like butterscotch or a candied fruit like cherries/orange rind. For Trace’s the maple overpowers the macadamia to blend the flavors I would add a swirl of white chocolate ganache.

    I hope bravo gets rid of Lydia (who knows maybe Laurie is her replacement.) She’s a Sh#t stirring hypocrite. She claims that she “doesn’t know” the ladies BS she watched the show. That is why she is so adamant on poking at Vicki/Tamra or any conflict. I’m really surprised that Vicki didn’t tell her to “shut it!” she doesn’t know her and to stick her nose in is pathetic. Last week she loves her pot smoking hippie mother now this week she hates her?!?! Well that is what happens when you smoke pot throughout your pregnancy. A strangely proportioned face and the fact that she is mentally not always there. “One permanent effect of marijuana is negatively impacted cognition and memory skills throughout the life of the child.” I looked up side effects on the fetus/child if the mother smoked pot throughout her pregnancy. It does ring a bell to her behavior that is erratic.

    When I think of Gretchen the car that comes to mind is a 85 subaru XT. Luxury is the last thought in my mind when it comes to her. She is the type of girl that would frequent a sleazy motel with boyfriend(s) with a mullet and wife beater shirt. That is the way she carries herself. WTH is up with her pornstyle hairstyle? Her wardrobe is not much different. I really hope Bravo is listening to us and gets rid of her. She’s DONE! Her storylines are fake and boring. Hope she takes her friend Tamra with her.

    As for Miss Tamiesue it’s pathetic to chase a man into marriage. When it’s obvious he doesn’t want to marry! Pretty sad I’m sure Simon is laughing his @ss off happy to no longer have to deal with her.

    • The countdown LuLu!! Though I bet you have been “counting down” for awhile. Hope hubby takes care of you today. Send your DS in to jump on the bed to wake him up! LOL! Just tell him, “honey, I couldn’t move fast enough to stop him cuz, ya know..I’m 9 months pregnant!”! 😉

      Wishing you all the best…and more!!

      • Lulu says:

        LOL!!! One of my favorite things to do to wake up DH. Is play a game of chase with our DS. Imagine even to this day I still run after him. When he hits our room he immediately jumps on our bed hence all over DH!!!! Hmmmmm………….. Maybe a game of chase wouldn’t be bad right about now! 🙂

        No worries when I go into labor I will post so! When it happens that is…..

        • shamrockblonde says:

          hee hee – when the girls were little, and I was getting no help whatsoever from Mr. Shamrock, I would hand them some of their Dad’s favorite things – mostly his album collection – he has almost an entire wall of LPs – and tell them to go show Daddy – well one look at them holding those albums got him up and moving at warp speed – me? why I’d be in the bathroom, and with no one to keep an eye on them, why no telling what they would get into……………of course once up I would ask the girls if they wanted to go with Daddy outside to play while Mommy was in the bathroom…heeheehee – yes, I can be evil

          probably the worst thing I did was shortly after Shamrock 1 was born – she had been up all night, and was not able to hold down formula, so my full attention was on her – I did not have a chance to clean anything other than making the bed and changing the crib sheets and doing the dishes – when my hero came home he immediately started pointing out things that did not get done – well – I called my sister and asked her to come get me – I did not have a driver’s license then – I then unmade the bed, dumped water all over the crib sheets, put dishes back in the sink and poured ketchup on them and then I left and took his keys and the stroller – I came back three hours later and Shamrock 1 was asleep on his lap that the vacum was on – when I went to turn it off he begged me to leave it on as it was helping her to stay asleep – nothing was done – but it was the very last time he ever tried that again – silly boy –

      • Powell says:

        LOL. 🙂

    • Catseye says:

      I think Gretchen owning a RR is the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen on this show yet. She comes across to me more like a cheap escort than a classy woman that should be driving around in an ultra expensive luxury car. And her fake teary-eyes when Slade told her that was HER car now, please!!! What an idiot! (I can’t wait to read the comments people are going to have for her on the Bravo site).

    • Powell says:

      3 more days. 🙂 Well it’s gonna be different this time around. Now 2 instead of one to tend to at every moment. Mr. Lulu will get his. 🙂

    • Powell says:

      Wow Lulu! 3 more days is Friday! !! 😀

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Simon is thanking his lucky stars!! Lulu we are so excited about BabyLulu number 2.

    • chismosa says:

      Lulu I hadn’t realized all this connection between pot and the fetus. This woman admitted she smoked while pregnant? Wow

      Lydia is one of the oddest faced-women I’ve seen. You made some good (and very funny) points !lol

  4. Can anyone tell me if Slimey is caught up on his child support? It is VERY hard to watch this show and see Slimey and Gretch (wretch) go to a resort dressed to the nines and then walk out and climb into a RR knowing that there is a little guy suffering and his mom has been by his side every second of every day. I don’t begrudge a parent the opportunity to get away from a situation for a while in order to get their thoughts back in order, but any normal person would spend their time with that child whose time on this earth is limited. And for Gretch (wretch) to keep bringing this up as though it is happening to her makes me, the viewer, wanna take her out back and go Oklahoma on her ass! (Prayers out to those in Oklahoma!)
    But seriously, I love Colette! That little peanut is adorable…
    Oh, and Lauri looks AWFUL! Her face looks like a mask for a bad catwoman movie. Lay off the botox Lauri!

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Hi Tsoula – Lauri is the Jay Leno of Housewives…chinwise, I mean.

      • Lulu says:

        LOL Lainey!!! She does have the ugly moon face with her 70’s hair! 🙂

        Tsoula– I can’t necessarily begrudge Slade for taking time out. Fathers cope much differently then mothers not that I defend the man either. I know myself and I wouldn’t leave my son’s side for nothing in the world. If I was in a circumstance such as them I wouldn’t want an Ex (Slade) around for what? Their relationship at best is amicable if that who knows the history. Then add self centered Gretchen to the mix I wouldn’t want her near myself or my son.

    • Catseye says:

      I wonder if Gretchen stepped up and paid Slade’s bills since it was recently announced that she proposed and she now has a huge diamond ring that looks suspiciously a lot like the one he bought for Jo.
      I agree Lauri’s face looks VERY un-natural. I think she’s had way too much filler injected to plump up the wrinkles and it seems that Heather is headed in that direction too.

  5. AZGirl says:

    Good morning everyone! My heart breaks for all those who lost a love one or their home in Moore. That tornado was huge. Mile wide at the base. Still don’t understand why they did not have underground shelters at the schools?
    I watched the end of OC and the Newlywed show. Can’t wait for BB’s recap. Curious of what she viewed as opposed to what I viewed.

    • BB says:

      I just mostly recapped Newlyweds last night. Didn’t throw many opinions in there. I’ll leave that to you guys – lol. It will be in tomorrow’s blog.

    • lizzle says:

      I drove through OK on hwy 40 and I saw a tornado in the fields. It was such a creepy feeling. It was like LaineyLainey described above. I was driving in a storm and all of the sudden everything is quiet and the sky has beautiful shades of reds and yellows… and there is was… a funnel cloud in the distance. Of course, I sped up and got to the tip of TX as fast as I could. I tried looking up the tornado but there wasn’t anything about it. I guess it didn’t hit much. Anyways, AZGirl, I was thinking the same thing… if I randomly saw a tornado driving through OK, then it must be a common enough occurence to have at least a large reinforced basement in the school. I am sure they will put that in when they rebuild. Tornados come up fast, so people need a fast solution… unlike a hurricane where people can choose to leave the area, because they have a few days warning.

      • Lulu says:

        Lizzle I can’t imagine seeing a tornado. That would seriously scared the crap out of me! Good to hear your ok!! I just don’t understand why a school wouldn’t have a secure underground shelter that is located in tornado alley? It’s so sad for all the victims and their family members. On NPR one of the survivors a brave 4 year old told his account of what happened. He said he was gripping on for dear life while his teacher covered him and another student. It’s all too sad.

        • lizzle says:

          It was strange. I looked around me and all the other cars and trucks just kept driving like any normal day on the highway… so that’s what I did. Unlike a storm or heavy rain where you can stop…. the only thing you can do is keep going. It was on a flat stretch of fields as far as the eye can see. I guess that is why tornados in the midwest can build up such momentum. It is all extremely sad.

      • AZGirl says:

        I remember the same creepy feeling when I lived Illinois. Everything gets quiet and the sky changes color. Two years ago driving from South Bend back to Chicago with brother and Mr.AZGirl the same thing happened. The sky turned a dark green. Then my cell phone started ringing and my other brother said to watch because they had warnings out. Out in the middle of no where. Not even a farm close by. So glad when we hit the lake safely.

        • cocfarm says:

          AZ, do you know where those huge limestone quarries are on the south side of Chicago at 294 in Thorton? Very near 294 & 94 ( bishop ford hwy). My college roommate and I were in the car with my non-tornado alley husband. We noticed the sky changed color and vwe were on that skinny piece of 294 with the quarries on either side when we heard tornado sirens. My husband HS never recovered from the two of us screaming.

          So do I take I that you are a st Mary girl or nd?

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Sometimes, AZGirl, and I could wrong here, the soil of certain areas do not lend themselves to building basements. Central Texas, for example, we have about 2 feet of dirt and then the rest is limestone. Our neighbor used dynamite to be able to work around the rock and to build themselves a basement. The whole neighborhood, tsk’d, cause it was very very expensive. But now they have a basement and no one else does. Not sure what the soil of Oklahoma is like and maybe that’s why they didn’t have underground shelters. I have a feeling that limited budgets factored in as they usually do when building schools; boy do they wish they had gone ahead and made shelters a priority. (I’m speculating, of course)

      • AZGirl says:

        We have the same thing here so basements are rare. Caliche (sp?) Have to blast through with dynamite.

        • lizzle says:

          Maybe the school can build a windmill and sell excess energy to the local electric company and build a shelter. I’ve read about schools in windy regions doing just that (minus building the shelter) I just read an article about a bomb shelter company. It looked like a big pipe they put into the ground. Since tornadoes are quick, the shelter wouldn’t need ammentities… just a place to sit and wait. I figure a stand alone underground structure would be easier to put in the ground than something that has to support a building. Anyways… I believe there is a solution for most problems and if something can be done to avoid tragedy… then why not?

      • lizzle says:

        http://www.wunderground.com/news/why-dont-oklahoma-homes-have-basements-20130521

        It talks about why there are few basements in OK. It has to do with building codes, high water tables and the amount of water in the soil.

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      I am so sick over the situation in OK, especially that an elementary school was hit. I heard there were still a dozen children missing this morning. Many of us here are parents and as such, we how paralyzing the fear of something happening to children is. My heart goes out to all those effected.

    • Powell says:

      It is heartbreaking. I was so glad to hear the numbers the media stated as people who lost their lives has gone down due to counting wrong. I was also happy to hear from my mom that a lady took cover in her closet w/her dog & she thought her dog was probably dead but called his name during the interview and he came out w/help from people right there during the interview. Whew. I.took a sigh of relief. That’s a great story.

  6. HuskerHuny says:

    Now that I know the truth about Gretchen’s new ride, my blood pressure has gone down about 100 points. Who paid the bill on the resort? Another Bravo excuse for filming? Quit showing these superficial idiots and their fantastic lives while the life of his child is hanging in the balance. Yuck – they disgust me!

    There is just nothing right about Lydia’s mom and her dependency on pot. When it’s more important that you smoke this substance instead of staying ‘sober’ so to speak for the sake of your grandchildren, she has a problem. It’s not cute and it’s not sweet to watch. She’s a mess and needs rehab. Is Lydia showing her mom on purpose in hopes that she might see how wrong her actions are?

    What’s up with Laurie and her home life? Are her and George’s kids safe? I have read things that make my hair turn grayer than it already is. Hopefully, for the sake of those kids, it’s all untrue and they are safe and cared for. I always thought Laurie was in this relationship for the perks and nothing else and I hope the children aren’t paying the price for it.

    What about Tamra’s confession in next week’s episode? Let the fake tears begin now. Boo hoo! I’m not buying it.

    Prayers for Oklahoma and Moore in particular. Again, something to put all of this Housewife crap in perspective.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      What is the truth about her new ride? I missed that.

    • BB says:

      I also find Tamra bringing up her past all of a sudden very suspect. If the previews are any indication, seems she and her mom have some past conflicts or something? Of course, those previews can be misleading. Anyway, her mom has been on past episodes and they seemed close and it didn’t look like they had any problems with each other. Now all of a sudden they do? Not.buying.it.

      • Nancy says:

        She’s trying to pull a “Taylor”. Remember when she brought up her domestic violence at the charity? Both epic fails.

  7. Good Morning!

    My heart just weeps for the Oklahoma tragedy and all affected. I dearly hope our blog peeps from that area are safe and well. So many prayers and positive energy is streaming to everyone there…and to Mother Nature, that she calm down today and this does not happen again.

    Having said that, I can’t stand how low our media personalities will go for a story. I know we need minute to minute coverage…but some of the stuff I have seen this morning for the sake of “getting a story” is appalling. Some of these reporters should be ashamed.

    On a lighter note…thanks for the blog NMD! Your star just keeps getting brighter and brighter!

    Lisette, thanks for the DWTS recap. I recorded the show but haven’t had time to watch it. Your recaps are wonderful with all the details and scores! Much appreciated!

    My Starsy-poo, Mouse….another great read on the HWOC! I only got to see the last 8 mins., how lucky for me that I got to see her Royal Heatherness smiling and waving at the table as if she was on a throne with her subjects before her. Pfffft, please! 🙄 My favorite line this week?….gotta be “Just slap a Smuckers label on her and call her Jam”! I have a suggestion for you for your next project….a book compiled of the best one liners from your recaps and the other great writers on this blog. Oh yeah…that is a money maker! Title for it…”The Best Quotes from The Real Bloggers of Lynnfam”. Like it? 😉

    Wishing everyone a good day today. Hug your loved ones and yourselves.

    New post, “Tuesday Affirmations ~ Rejuvenation”, is up at my place. Enjoy!
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    • Lisette (2) says:

      Oh MarDrag you’re going to be so happy you recorded it. Kellie’s freestyle only is worth the price of admission as they say.

      • cocfarm says:

        I had sympathetic knee pain for kellie on that one. Can not believe what they did.

  8. StarZZZ Not even finished reading and…..OMG I am dying laughing at work, thankfully I’m alone in the office.
    “she got the “itch.” I wondered if she might need some special cream for that” THANK YOU FOR MAKING ME LAUGH OUT LOUD AND LOOK LIKE A GOOFBALL AT THE RECEPTION DESK!
    OK, back to reading…

  9. Nancy says:

    What is Jodi going to say? This should be interesting. I hope Travis’s family can finally get
    some peace after today.

    • BB says:

      This has nothing to do with the trial, but Jane Valez Mitchell kind of creeps me out. I think it’s because her bottom teeth are so visible when she talks. Normally you don’t see someone’s entire bottom grille when they talk. It’s weird.

      • Nancy says:

        LOL. You are funny. I like her as she’s also in AA so I get her her. She love the drama.
        One drug replacing another.

        How’s the little doing? And your daughter? Is she getting any sleep?

        • Nancy says:

          little one

        • BB says:

          Little Jack seems to have the sniffles. No fever though. Meantime my DD got some kind of nasty rash on her neck and is on steroids to clear it up. She doesn’t want to take any chances with her breast milk, so she’s been pumping and dumping and giving the baby mostly formula. She says it’s like throwing liquid gold down the drain. But that should be over soon and he’ll be back on the good stuff soon.

  10. Rebecca says:

    Stars – loved your recap. I actually watched most of this episode and you and I are sharing a brainwave on this one. What idiot would think a lease on a Rolls cost a couple hundred dollars more than a Mercedes?

    To that end, I hate myself for watching this show. I just couldn’t watch any more of the Oklahoma tornado coverage. I was lucky enough to get some facebook updates from my OK classmates and found they are all ok. It just hits too close to home when the rest of my family is sitting up in tornado alley in Kansas. I’ve seen them, I’ve had one little bitty one hit my property (knocked a tree into the house with limited damage), and I have worried myself sick everytime I hear one getting close to my hometown.

    The tornado that hit Moore was beast. Please say a little prayer with me today that they find only survivors and no more fatalities.

    • BB says:

      I live pretty well, but if my husband “surprised” me with a newly leased car where the payment increases “only a couple of hundred dollars a month” I wouldn’t be a happy camper. Of course, I’m not impressed by name brands and status symbols. It must be stressful continually scrambling to one-up each other with better houses, cars, careers, purses, shoes, jewelry, husbands, boyfriends, etc. No wonder they need so much botox and other work. That much stress can really age a person.

      • Nancy says:

        It’s all a house of cards though.

      • jules says:

        ITA BB. I’ve never understood why giving someone a vehicle that they have to make payments on is a gift. In what world would that be a gift? We too live comfortably but we don’t need or desire high-end things. I think life is much easier when you can be happy with what you have rather than believing you’d be more happy with what someone else has. Big waste of time and energy.

  11. jules says:

    Great recap as always Starz! I’m so glad I didn’t waste a minute on the episode, your recaps are much better. I can’t believe the Rolls thing…seriously…? Yesterday was my 24th wedding anniversary. My husband and I went shopping for a….new mattress,,,ding, ding, ding!! Then we went to the exclusive Olive Garden for dinner! We were living high on the hog! LOL I’ll have to ask him where my Rolls Royce is. Gretchen and Slade are just so annoying and as Vicky says, stupid. What a giant waste of money and time and space, etc, etc, etc…..

    • Nancy says:

      Happy Anniversary. It sounds like it was a good one. I’d be happy with s new mattress as well. 🙂

      • jules says:

        Thanks Nancy! We had fun and I can’t wait to actually buy the mattress (we were just price shopping last night). A mattress isn’t a very romantic gift certainly but we’re more into what we “need” rather than what we “want” and this fits the bill for both!

        • Nancy says:

          I got a scanner for my birthday. lol That’s all I wanted so I was happy.

        • designernailsdiana says:

          My hubby says Get a GOOD mattress because you spend more than 8 hours a night on it…..if you’re lucky.
          We bought a sleep number. I will only have sleep number beds from now on. I do want an upgrade to the style that lets you sit up and read in bed without pillows. LOL
          Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • BB says:

      Happy Anniversary!

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      Happy Anniversary

    • stellastars21 says:

      Happy anniversary!!!

    • Powell says:

      Happy Anniversary jules. 24 yrs is fantastic. I hope you continue to celebrate this weekend. What do you get for 24 yrs like paper, gold, etc or do you have to wait for 25?

    • Boobah says:

      Happy Anniversary!!

    • AZGirl says:

      New mattress…so jealous.

  12. Nancy says:

    Here we go. Her younger sister is in the court room today as well as her sick father. 😦
    So very sad.

    • ladebra says:

      So she has changed her mind about wanting death…… Why am I not surprised?

      • Nancy says:

        She’s a very sick puppy so I do find this whole thing a tragedy.

      • Nancy says:

        I still don’t get why her mother didn’t speak in her defense yesterday. I have a feeling it
        was Jodi that put a stop to it.

        • ladebra says:

          I didn’t watch the trial, so my perception is only what I’ve seen the last few weeks and those interviews she gives. But it sounds like she likes running the show, so maybe it was her who stopped her mom. She did mention her mom in the beginning of her talk to the jury.

        • kit9 says:

          Completely agree, Nancy. It absolutely was Jodi’s call. My guess is she is embarrassed by them. I remember her mother saying that Jodi used to give them grief for never going to college. This from a woman that was a HS drop out.

          • kit9 says:

            She’s so arrogant and fancies herself an intellectual and they aren’t up to her lofty standards. I swear listening to her now it’s just like Demarte said, she so immature, like a HS student. That’s what this ‘presentation’ reminds me of…like someone interviewing for their first job at 18.

        • Lisa Renee says:

          Hi Nancy, that might be one reason, JA is pulling the strings and every person is her own puppet. I heard Jean Cassarez opine that if her mom takes the stand, she will be sworn in and subject to cross examination from Juan-derful. Her mom played a key role in the unable to authenticate (fraudulent) letters that both JA and her mom said Travis wrote being sold to Star magazine. The mom could have begged on bended knee to the jury to spare her daughter’s life only for her to lose all credibility or any sympathy earned if asked any questions about her financial gain based on lies and another families nightmare. Lisa

          • Nancy says:

            Hi Lisa,
            I didn’t know that so it all makes sense now. What a messed up family they have.
            Everyone is expecting for Jodi to have any feelings but sociopaths lack that ability.
            They should have gone for the insanity defense. Yes she knew right from wrong so
            IMHO she should be given a life sentence without parol.

            • Lisa Renee says:

              It seems none of the potential mitigation witnesses wanted a slice of cross by Martinez. Nurmi not putting on a mitigation case is a prudent legal move, but even LaViolette said hell to the no. I have no guess how the jury will come down. The survivor t-shirts might be interpeted as a huge slap in the face to them since they already told her they didn’t believe she was abused. I haven’t figured out my position on the DP. What gets me is that life in general population ensures she will have some quality of life. Ask JA, she’ll tell you lol. So I go back & forth but I will respect their decision.

      • kit9 says:

        She didn’t change her mind, imo. She was just lying through her teeth.

        • Nancy says:

          There you are. What did you think?

          • kit9 says:

            I think more than ever that Jodi should get the DP..she will spend her years torturing the Alexander’s by continuing to drag Travis through the mud, just like she did in that post conviction interview.

            • kit9 says:

              ….that’s what will happen if she gets life. I swear I want to punch her in the face right now…here she goes with saying she never wanted to his ‘secrets’ to get out…

            • Nancy says:

              I just don’t think revenge is good for everybody involved.

              • kit9 says:

                I was actually resigned and ok with her getting life for a bit but after her disgusting interview after her conviction where she ripped Travis again, I know that is what she will continue to do in prison and if she gets life, she’ll have people waiting in line to interview her.

    • kit9 says:

      Oh, and Jodi said she didn’t look at Travis family during the trial for ‘a number of reasons’. Well, after she was convicted, she said she didn’t look at them because they look like Travis and she didn’t want to look into the face of her abuser.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Jodi believes she is so damn wonderful that prison life would be so much better with her there!! She could be such a help to all the dumb lowly people there! She basically said I’m the best and I will make prison sooooo much better than any other prisoner ever has!!! What a piece of work!!!

        • BB says:

          95 percent of her statement was all about her, pictures of her and her artwork. How she will enhance the lives of those in prison with her; how she missed her brother’s wedding and hasn’t seen her niece, how she will miss her sister’s wedding, how she will never have a child of her own (Thank God!). Poor, poor Jodi. How about the person she killed in cold blood? How about what he and his family will never experience? She makes me sick.

          • kit9 says:

            It was all me me me me me. Incredible. And, those T-shirts? She’s a survivor. Such a raging narcissist. Has no clue how offensive those shirts are. Or does and doesn’t care as long as she can get in a dig at Travis. Just incredible!

          • rabblerouser2010R says:

            The ugly truth is, that given the number of corrections officers who have sex with inmates, she might very well end up pregnant. it makes me sicker to know that there also women’s prisons that allow inmates to keep and raise their children.

          • Powell says:

            Well Travis’ family will miss a wedding, SIL, nieces, nephews. I only feel bad for Jodi’s family because they didn’t ask for this. Jodi is the type of person the DP was created for. If she had shown any compassion for what she did to Travis even if she wants to continue to say that it was self defense. People that have feelings & compassion that kill in self defense are sorry that they had to kill that person. They wish they could have just gotten away from that person. They feel sorry for the person they killed family & their own family. Jodi feels nothing. No sorrow for killing Travis or for his family that she took their brother’s life or her family that they are going thru this & one day get the phone call that she’s dead if they don’t attend the execution. She will not contribute anything positive to the inmates. She will not contribute anything positive to society.

        • kit9 says:

          Omg! She “can’t in good conscious ask you to sentence me to death…because of them”. Oh, Riiiiigggghhh! It’s not because she doesn’t want to die, it’s because she’s thinking about her family! She’s so thoughtful that Jodi. Not a word of real remorse or apology to the Alexanders..more like she’s so disappointed in herself. I want to vomit!

          • kit9 says:

            Sorry for bad spelling,etc, I’m doing 3 things at once and ol Jodi has me so pissed! She guilting the jury! “please don’t hutr my family’

            • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

              I think they see her for who she really is-a cold blooded killer!!!

            • Nancy says:

              That’s what Borderines do. When you are with one you start to think that you are going
              crazy.

            • Nancy says:

              So am I. I’ve been put on hold with the IRS! God I hate them.

              • kit9 says:

                Oh, no! Poor Nancy!

                • Nancy says:

                  You have no idea. They put a lean on my bank account and I have no idea why.
                  I’m ready to go Postal on them. I have been on hold for over an hour now.
                  Deep breaths.

                  • rabblerouser2010R says:

                    I would be so mad too. Have you done any credit checks? Do you think it’s possible your social security number was compromised

              • Powell says:

                Nancy did you contact the bank? When I worked at that bank we would get the IRS notices & court notices for liens and forward them to the appropriate dept that placed the holds on the accts. Once the hold was placed a notation would be put in the acct w/a phone number that we could give the customers. The # would be to the IRS or court. There has to be some info. They can’t place a lien/hold w/o that notification.

                • Powell says:

                  And I’m sorry. I hope you get information ASAP.

                • Nancy says:

                  Hi Powell,
                  I did get the letter and what they were accusing me of doing wasn’t correct. It took
                  many hours but it’s been resolved. Hopefully the bank will lift the ban by tomorrow
                  morning. My head is about to explode so I just can’t talk to them today.
                  Thank-you for your info. 🙂

                  • Powell says:

                    That’s good. I’ve seen many cases where the liens were mistakes but unfortunately the bank has to place the lien hold & not release it until they receive the docs to release it. Hopefully the bank will get the release notification ASAP. I’m sorry you’ve had to go thru this.

                  • LaineyLainey says:

                    oh no!!! my poor nancy! i hope everything gets back to normal soon!

            • chismosa says:

              This woman is unbelievable. I hope she’s a case study in criminal justice classes / psychology classes

      • designernailsdiana says:

        They just replayed her “school presentation” on azfamily.com and It sounded exactly like a bored school kid having to do a presentation. Here’s my family, we take family pictures every year, my Mom takes pictures of me, my best friend ya know the one that was coming to speak to you but she got threatened (She didn’t want the Juan treatment) so she didn’t come. Oh here’s my ex’s, they are still alive, and the sweet little boy who’s now taller than me……UGH I almost hurled thinking about that poor boy. Bet he had spiderman underwear when he was little, I know my son did.
        I don’t believe in the DP, but in her case I do. Why? Because she shows not one ounce of remorse for what she did to Travis. She fake cried thru the trial. When I cry I soak tissues and have to blow my nose a LOT. She got thru with one maybe two if she faked it enough.
        She’s delayed this trial so many times(fake migraines among some of her tricks) I think if I was on the jury I’d give her the DP just for spite. I know good thing I’m not.

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      That is so nice to see. I have read too many sad tales to day. I read one where people came back to check the damage of their home and the husband found the body of a small child. I don’t think I could ever recover from that.

    • kit9 says:

      Omg, what fantastic news! I’m in tears! That poor baby had been there all night? Doesn’t seem to have any broken bones..amazing he looks as good as he does. I wonder how the newsperson spotted him….he wasn’t whimpering or anything.

      • Nancy says:

        I cried like a baby. I bet the dog was in shock but recognized her humans voice and
        came towards it. I’d loved what she said about God hearing her prayers and answering them. A very touching story.

  13. Hi Jeff,

    Congrats on the addition to your family. That’s super awesome. 🙂

  14. stellastars21 says:

    Diana,

    I’m sorry about your diagnosis. I have fibromyalgia too and it is a struggle. I have my ups and downs days so I can go from feeling like there are worse off people so I shouldn’t feel bad to being super sorry for mysef to being frustrated and annoyed that the pain.just.won’t.stop.
    The best advice I can give you is to stay positive as much as you can and to watch and read things that make you happy that can keep your mind off of the pain. This blog helps big time. Also good friends and family that are supportive.

    I hope you feel good in spite of everything and have a good day.

    • designernailsdiana says:

      Stella….Thank You. I’m so blessed to have this LynnFam that loves me and is there for me whenever I need a laugh or to take my mind off today’s pain or life issues.
      I’m learning a lot about this new road I’m on and I’m comforted in knowing others are on this same road too, although on their own journey.
      This blog does keep my spirits up as I laugh along with everyone else as Bravo tries to make us believe their maladjusted timelines. YES we are not stupid and we do know how to find out the TRUTH.
      I’ll be here to cheer you on when you hit a low day too.
      Hugs!!

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Hugs to you both!!

  15. princesspindy says:

    If anyone gets a email from PrincessPindy with a link please don’t click on it!! Someone got me, changed password, so sorry…

  16. princesspindy says:

    Stars, once again you get an A+!! Great job, lots of giggles, smirks and a gaw~fah or 2!!! Thanks!!

    • Catseye says:

      So true and very detailed too!

    • LaineyLainey says:

      I will piggy back onto the Princess’ comment. Great job Starz,..you had me laughing. The way you described the Alexis Acting Interview “I’m all yours if you’ll hve me”… or whatever she so innocently said. So she basically was hired for the soap to act like herself? Ditzy reporter? She probably made some good money. But Heather probably made more.

      The whole Rolls Royce story is sooooooooooooo incredibly stupid. I love vicky’s words: ” Shut up Gretchen, yer stoopid” I liked when you said G was so jelly she shiould have JAM tattoooed to her forehead. did you say, tattooed?

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        I’m gonna hop on this comment too…Starzy is hysterical!!! I missed the show but the blog from Starzy was probably better anyway!!!

  17. Powell says:

    Hello everyone. Sorry I didn’t get to say hello this A.M. My battery on my cell said “nice knowing you.” And went caput. I don’t read the blog on my work computer. You know how everything is monitored these days so better safe than sorry. Thk goodness I had a 2nd battery. I hope you’ve all had a great day.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      I knew something wasn’t right this morning!!!!

    • LaineyLainey says:

      I know, I was wandering around aimlessly, kept bumping into walls and such. Welcome back Powelly-pooh!

      • Powell says:

        Whew I’m glad I finally logged in cause you were going to be black and blue bumping into those walls & we don’t want that. 😀

    • chismosa says:

      I would love if my cell would just say Nice Knowing You as it dies.
      That would be hysterical

  18. TexasTart says:

    Karma found Thomas Asshat Kramer, chief guest ass on RHOM and also on RHOA.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      wow…

    • Powell says:

      Wow Kramer has lived a life of great successes, great failures, many arrests for rape, many arrest for starting fights. Oh well. So he thought he might be saved by getting involved w/what seems like a ponzi scheme. He wins the Asshat Prize.

      • pat says:

        Remember when Kim Zolsiak brought the ATL cast there? And on camera, she was flirting with that guy, and said “am I sleeping with you tonight?” Total ho.

    • looney lucy says:

      Thanks for posting this TT. What an interesting read. While I enjoy watching how the perceived rich and famous live, I’ll take my middle class life anytime!

  19. princesspindy says:

    So last night I “kinda” watched, I was reading a book and watching so I missed some parts. But I think for me the most entertaining part was watching Heather’s face as Terry gave his “speech”, lol!!! She was just waiting for him to mess up, and so was I, I guess he knew better, HAHAHA!!!

  20. Powell says:

    The judge lifted the ban of Jodi doing tv interviews. She’s scheduled to do many tv interviews tonight.

  21. Powell says:

    Oh and crazy Jodi has stated who she will give interviews to & who she will not. The interviews will be 1 1/2 hrs. Damn!! This girl really is crazy. At least Casey Anthony had sense not to do this.

    • Nancy says:

      She IS crazy which makes this so very sad for everyone. The problem is that she
      doesn’t know she’s crazy so she can’t help herself. What was the judge thinking when
      she lifted the ban on her interviews? I just don’t get it.

      • Powell says:

        I don’t know but this is something Charles Manson & Ted Bundy would do.

        • Nancy says:

          Ted Bundy was a serial killer and Manson is still alive. There is something very wrong when we put someone with a mental illness to death. IMHO.

          • Powell says:

            IMO her mental illness doesn’t give her a pass on right & wrong. During the trial no doc said her mental illness made her incapable of knowing right from wrong. Nit even the defense docs.

            • Nancy says:

              I’m not saying she didn’t know right from wrong. She should get life without parol.

          • Powell says:

            Jennifer tried that today. Saying the prosecutions doc said she has a personality disorder, which they tried to discredit the doc’s diagnosis saying she didn’t have enough training, only been licensed for 5 yrs & didn’t interpret the results from the testing she did correctly. Well you can’t have it both ways.

            • Nancy says:

              Don’t get me wrong I think she’s a monster but she has major mental problems so
              I don’t think the DP is the right thing.

          • pat says:

            I agree with you Nancy. I don’t believe in the death penalty for several reasons, with the caveat that I’ve never had someone I love murdered. When I imagine it as my own loved one, it’s difficult to have the courage of my conviction on that philosophical point of view.

            • Nancy says:

              Thanks pat. The irony is not lost on me. It’s revenge so I don’t see anything good
              coming from it.

            • Powell says:

              2 of my cousins I grew up w/were murdered. One murderer was never caught, one murderer got life. It’s not a good feeling.

      • kit9 says:

        I have a sibling that is manic/depressive and she is very well aware of her problem and sought treatment. Jodi has a personality disorder not something like schizophrenia, which is an entirely different situation where the person is incapable of understanding they need help.

        • Nancy says:

          Most borderlines don’t think they need any help. She’s a sociopath so she can’t
          feel other peoples emotions which makes her mentally ill.

        • chismosa says:

          Exactly. Almost like some serial killers who have the combo of genetics and environment that mess them up.

          Not saying she’s a sk

    • AZGirl says:

      I am so angry that Mark Curtis of Channel 12 is giving this person any air time. This is the same guy who asked a female co-reporter if Jodi’s sexual needs were normal. WTF?

      • Powell says:

        That’s a creepy question to pose to your co-anchor.

        • AZGirl says:

          You should have seen the look on her face! It was like….umm….no Mark….Jodi’s sexual behavior is not normal. Moron… Now his is interviewing her as we speak. It is to be aired at 6 p.m. AZ Time

      • Nancy says:

        I can’t believe they are allowing her to give these interviews. It’s just crazy.

        • kit9 says:

          Infuriating! With every single one she will be trashing Travis, continuing to lie through her teeth about him like she did last week. My head about exploded when she said that she’s so sorry she had to reveal what a hypocrite Travis was. Mother F$*&^%!! She was a Morman, too, mind you, but it’s all about HIM being a hypocrite.

          • Nancy says:

            I have to think at this point all this craziness is for a purpose. This conviction may
            be overturned.

  22. Powell says:

    The jury has left for the day.

  23. boston02127 says:

    Donations for animals in Moore, OK
    http://www.cityofmoore.com/aniaml-welfare-faq

  24. Powell says:

    Crazy Jodi has asked for hair & makeup. So far interviews are w/48 hrs, NBC, ABC, CBS. I wonder if Diane Sawyer will do the interview for ABC.

  25. AZGirl says:

    @CoCFarm: So sorry for all my incoherent responses to your post. Been up since 4 a.m. and long day at the office. Need to slow down and read carefully. I am just hyped up from busy day.

  26. kit9 says:

    It begins. Jodi has lined up multiple interviews. And, if they’re anything like the one she gave last week, it’s more trashing of Travis and torturing the Alexander family.

    • kit9 says:

      Sorry! Didn’t refresh before posting.

    • Nancy says:

      I’m so glad there is a hockey game on tonight.
      Why would the Judge allow her to do these interviews? It makes no sense.

      • kit9 says:

        Not a hockey fan but thank you for that rescued pup video you posted. I’m going to be playing that vid for sanity all night.

        • Nancy says:

          I’ve watched it about 100x’s already. It never gets old.

          Hockey is a great sport. You should check it out.

          • kit9 says:

            I so wish I were a fan right now! I need the distraction from the hair-donating, sign language teaching murderer! But, puppy will help a lot:)

            • Nancy says:

              Go and take a walk. That’s what I used to do. I so miss the hills of San Francisco.
              LA is very flat. (Boring)

    • Powell says:

      She’s asked for makeup 1st. A reporter told Beth Karas she asked for makeup & they went to buy it.

      • kit9 says:

        Just rewatched her statement. She refers to planning and carrying out the slaughter of Travis as ‘a mistake’.

        • Powell says:

          See there she goes again. She’s so smart she’s stupid. For her future appeals this will be another piece of media evidence a future Prosecutor can use in the courts to have her appeal denied. This is why Nermy & Jennifer tried to quite all the time. Jodi is an idiot. She her own lawyer & PR. And she wants to live.

  27. Powell says:

    DJP I’m so glad you love the Hello Kitty dolls link I posted for you. I saw it on Pinterest last night & immediately thought of you & your love for her. I hope you can get a few of them. Tell your grandpa to get them for you & you’ll never ask for anything again. LOL. Don’t you remember asking for something & saying that when you were a kid? I sure do. Anyway I just thought they were so cute. 🙂

    • djprincessc says:

      You are too cute Powell!! Yes I actually still ask for stuff! lol. I make him/ask him to buy me a huge prezzie once a year or gimme a lotta money! I have no shame I’m the only granddaughter! haha! 2013 just started (not really) and I don’t believe I’ve asked for anything yet! Thanks again for posting!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

  28. TexasTart says:

    No spoilers for the west coast. Have not seen Lisa V yet, but I guess she will perform tonight.

    https://twitter.com/Gleb_Savchenko/status/337008108738080768

  29. Powell says:

    Ok y’all I’m no prude, but why in the HE double hockey sticks does Tamra have to make some comment, some reference to sex every epi? It seems every epi she’s been on for 5 yrs she has to make a comment that is sexual. It’s not that she’s describing porn acts but every normal comment comes out vulgar. I kinda feel dirty after one of Tamra’s comments.

  30. cocfarm says:

    Ha! Lisa got her man on dwts! Too cute!

  31. Nancy says:

    Kit9,
    They just found another dog that’s alive. 🙂

  32. Powell says:

    Stars I love The Doobie Brothers & Scooby Di was one of my cartoons back in the day. 🙂

  33. Nancy says:

    Congratulations boston. 🙂

  34. Mene Seela says:

    Catherine Zeta-Jones completes treatment for Bipolar II disorder

    What exactly is the treatment for Bipolar? What a hideious affliction.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/catherine-zeta-jones-finishes-bipolar-ii-treatment-article-1.1349967#ixzz2TzACnnQj

      • cocfarm says:

        Wow wow wow nancy. So sorry to hear that. I know it’s tough. A good friend has it and we went through the wringer with them. Meds, and taking them, is so important. I really feel for you. (((hugs))))

      • chismosa says:

        Oh nancy so sorry I knew about how your mom passed but I may have forgotten it was due to this.

        Is it genetic? I know on Homeland the main character has it and her father has it as well. An aunt of mine got married (2nd wedding) to a man she dated for so so long and the day after they married he tells her he’s bipolar. She got an annulment (she was very religious)

        You are lucky you are healthy. Did it pass to any siblings?

        I never understood the treatment. I thought so long as medication is kept up you should be fine
        I always thought they were using this as a cover for some other problem CZJ may have. She looks extremely thin at times.

        • Nancy says:

          There is a high probability that it will be passed down. Sorry to hear about your aunt. The medications don’t always work so they have to figure out which ones do and that
          could take a while so I’m assuming this is what happened to CZJ.

          • chismosa says:

            Yeah seems to be a cocktail type of thing, where the right mix of the right meds work

            Hugs to you Nancy

      • California35 says:

        😦 (((Nancy)))

      • LaineyLainey says:

        ((((Nancy))))

        • Nancy says:

          Thank-you all. It was a very long time ago. Both my sister and I are getting treated
          for depression and have been for years. It’s a shame as if my mother lived in a different time she probably would have been ok as there are so many new medications now.

      • Mene Seela says:

        Nancy, I am so sorry to learn about your mom.

  35. cocfarm says:

    On dwts,what happen to Val’s eye? Saw it last night but missed any explanation.

  36. chismosa says:

    Anyone see the new summer by bravo commercial? Too much Reza. Ughhhhh
    Jacka$$$$

    There were faces I did not recognize on it, so I think they’re on these lame shows they’re throwing at us— Newlyweds, LI Princesses, vanderpump Rules, etc…..

  37. SCGirl says:

    I cannot get past all the botox, filler, and plastic surgery all of the ladies have had on RHOC. It’s pretty bad when the most interesting thing about the show is what a mess they have all made of their faces…the effects of plastic surgery sure are a doozy! How does Heather not know she looks like a mannequin? And what’s wrong with Terry to keep doing all that crap to her? Yeah, I heard Heather swear last night on WWHL that she has done nothing to her face except for a little botox…bitch please! Laurie looks ridiculous, and she is STILL wearing the same Farrah hairstyle that she had back in 2005 on the first season of the show for god sakes. Grecthen needs help with her addiction to make-up…wonder how long it takes her to get ready? I use to think Alexis was Queen of plastic surgery,but now she ain’t got nothing on the other ladies. All those chicks need to get a grip.

    • chismosa says:

      bitch please! Lol

      I don’t watch but I saw some clips and they all have that way of talking that they’re mouths and faces don’t move when speaking
      Jacqueline in nj has that. Maybe she’s pumped full as well?

  38. djprincessc says:

    Its so funny seeing Ray J, Vinny and Vinnys Uncle Nino on WWHL. Andy has never had soooo much straight testosterone on the show!! lol. I think Andy is kinda lost.

    • chismosa says:

      He is so uncomfortable. I LOVE it.

      Ray J threw him off. Hysterical!

      • chismosa says:

        DJ I can’t stand Ray J’s high voice. Kind of nasally or something

        • djprincessc says:

          I LOVED this episode!! I was wishing it was an hour!!! I mean come on, he had 2 HUGE women lovers on his show what did he expect? He’s only ok if he has super bitchy women or men in heels on the show!! lol. I know what you mean about Ray J, I think he’s funny but he def has many moments where he’s trying TOO hard and the nasal voice is one of them.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      RayJay adamatly said he wouldn’t want to have a 3way with a man and a woman. Andy didn’t like that. And then when RayJay said there were some good-looking women in there, Andy had to add that there were some good-looking GUYS, too. RayJay was like “yeah, whatever.” Reminded me of when Nene said when she thinks of NJHousewives, people think of Teresa. And Andy kept adding “And Caroline.” She was like “Yeah, ok, whatever AND CAROLINE.”

      • djprincessc says:

        Exactly!!!! Like its disgusting or a crime to be straight. Andy needs to learn how to LET people just have their opinion.

        • LaineyLainey says:

          Yeah, I thought his head was gonna start spinnin’…I think RayJay looked at Andy and said “sorry man” when he said he wasn’t interested in sharing a bed with both a man and a woman. Andy did say, that’s ok. But he wasn’t convincing to me. Oh well, he has his agenda, for sure, for sure…we all know it; last night it made me laugh, however.

  39. Lulu says:

    Good Morning!!!! Those who are watching Fox and friends. Talk about a bunch of idiots! They brought on a woman who “has the magic answer” on how to pay off student debt in a year. Ok so I’m thinking the average of 50k and how did she manage to do that. Then she says it was only 12K!?!?!??!?! WTH!!!!!! If my DH’s student loan was that it would have been long gone by now. What an idiot! That was pathetic.

  40. chismosa says:

    Oh boyyyyyyy you are all going to just LOVE what RO is reporting, that Tamara is getting a spinoff.
    I know she’s super popular here!

    Lolllllllsssss
    😆😆😆

    Happy Wednesday !

  41. Orson says:

    Very good recap, Stars. Kudos!

    • jeang says:

      I havent actually watched any episodes of OC for the past three years, none of NJ for the past two. Just checking the blogs for the recaps is more than enough to send my blood pressure off the charts. I cannot imagine who will want to watch an old sad and tired ho like Trampra get fake married. I hope this tanks in the ratings numbers the moment it hits the air.

  42. AZGirl says:

    Happy Wednesday! Up early and opened the Arizona Republic and there she is….JODI. SHE STATES IN THE INTERVIEW THAT SHE FELT BETRAYED BY THE JURY. SHE THOUGHT THEY WOULD SEE THE TRUTH. She now hopes to live and sell T-shirts from jail to donate to domestic violence charity. Oh another thing she wants to teach English in prison and sell her art work. I just want to vomit.

    • ladebra says:

      Unbelievable. But consistently textbook borderline. What is soooo scary …. Is she looks so normal.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      poor thing…she felt betrayed. How did her victim feel, I wonder? Terror? Betrayal? excruciating pain?

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