Brandi’s Twitter Rant Gets some Press
Well apparently Brandi was fed some misinformation and over-reacted to it. Now she’s reacting to twitter haters with hate of her own. I know Brandi gets a lot of blog love, but to me this is no different than a Jacqueline Laurita meltdown. Brandi can claim she was drinking and tweeting I suppose and not only have some material for her reality show, but also her new book. Congrat’s Brandi. You made a big deal over your boys having a bath, doing homework, and eating dinner without being near a phone. Have you heard the term HOVERMOM? If your meltdown was real, you really need to take a deep breath and calm down. If it wasn’t, then congratulations, you got the press you wanted.
It started with this tweet from Brandi: “Ive been trying to get a hold of my kids 4 over an hour no response to my calls ,emails or messages. Maybe twitter will work
LeAnn Rimes explained: ”
@taniasue @BrandiGlanville Funny, she just got off the phone w/ them. Sorry, we were doing baths, homework & dinner. All good!” “ @sonia_berry @taniasue @BrandiGlanville the phone rang, I picked it up. Never saw this til after. All you gotta do is call”
Then Brandi was upset that LeAnn Responded: “I tweeted the father of my boys Mon night after trying to reach them for an hour.I dont know Y ANY1 else tweeted me back with involvment.”
“The kids called me 1 minute after that tweet
#therealtruth Im so sick of BS lies I tweeted EC not his wife she should mind her business.”
Then came the meltdown:
“I am NOT in a twitter war with ANYONE! No matter how hard people try to make it about them
Ive been doing my best to not engage, I have no war with anyone I just miss my babys.
FYI I am only allowed to call my kids between 7 pm & 730 each evening, so when I cant reach them I freak, I always answer anytime dad calls
Im done! Going to sleep.Have kids then have them taken away half the time& get fucking back 2 me when u cant even call & say goodnight,bye
Then there was the remorse a few days later: “Co-parenting is hard I opened up a can of worms lastnight after reading some dishonest tweets about my kids. Lets move on today thank u.”
Okay then. Drama over. Let’s move one shall we.
Tabatha Takes Over by BB
I really like Tabatha Coffey. She is one of my favorite Bravolebrities. I personally could watch her take over businesses forever because I like her personality and I like to see her put business owners and their employees through their paces and straighten them out.
But (you knew there was a “but” there, didn’t you?), recapping the episodes is not that much fun. The reason is I feel like I’m recapping the same episode over and over. In other words, as a wise woman once told me (and you are correct NMD), this show has become too formulaic. The problems have become repetitive and the solutions have also. Tabatha used to only save hair salons because that’s her professional trade, then Bravo had her branch out to other businesses. The majority of the businesses are still some type of salon (hair, nail, spa), with a yogurt shop or a bar thrown in every few episodes. When it really comes down to it, a business is a business and the road to success is pretty much the same – good business plan to start off, adequate resources, good leadership, and an educated and dedicated staff.
I hope to see Tabatha on my television screen in some capacity for a long time to come because I’m really a “fan” of hers. However, just like many of Bravo’s offerings, the show is getting a little stale. If you ever get the chance to read her book, “It’s Not Really About the Hair,” I highly recommend it. It’s an excellent read.
Now, on to tonight’s episode. Reg Mangone owns the House of Synergy and Spa in Long Beach California. His employees drink on the job and think it’s party time. Tabatha says Reg has doormat written all over him. He participates in the yelling between the employees in front of the customers. He has no rules or regulations for the staff.
Tabatha tells the staff when she takes over that, unlike Reg, she has rules. The first thing Tabatha notices is that Teeth Whitening and VaJazzling services are offered in addition to everything else (hair styling and massage). Tabatha then points out the filth all over the place and the staff say they are not a cleaning service and Reg needs to hire one. The staff has never seen Reg do a massage and he’s a masseuse by trade.
At the staff meeting (sans Reg) the staff say Reg is clueless and only wants to make money. He will hire anyone to fill a booth whether they are good stylists or not. The staff cares about Reg. He has a kind heart and they think there is potential there. They know Reg wanted to open a massage parlor and that it didn’t make money so he expanded to other things. The massage part has failed because Reg is lazy and is a hypochondriac. There are no rules or structure. Reg doesn’t want Florence, who has a business degree, to be the manager because he would have to pay her more. Tabatha thinks they like the free for all. She asks the staff if they had rules would they follow them. They all say yes. Tabatha tells them they are being judged despite Reg’s lack of leadership. They are missing the mark because it is their business and reputation too; not just Reg’s.
Reg arrives so Tabatha can assess the stylists’ work. During the consultation, Tabatha asks one client what she likes about the picture, then tells the stylist to get into the conversation. She tells another stylist to be clearer in her consultation and that her clients won’t be drinking there (as she pours out a glass of wine). Tabatha tells another stylist to ask more questions.
Tabatha discovers the stylists don’t have everything they need and Reg runs out the get supplies; however Tabatha doesn’t think he’s the one who should be getting them because he’s a massage therapist. He comes back with the wrong products and missing some products. One of the stylists doesn’t even know how to do highlights and Tabatha instructs her. Reg pretty much tries to avoid Tabatha the whole time by doing a lot of sweeping. The results weren’t that bad. The clients left happy.
Tabatha asks them all how they think they did that day. They all said they did well, even Reg. The stylists don’t agree that Reg did well. Tabatha tells the staff the work was OK and sends them home. She holds Reg back and tells him the staff wants a leader. Ref tells Tabatha he will have to do some research on that. Poor Tabatha is about to blow a gasket because she’s sitting there telling him how to be a leader. She tells him to grow a set of balls and respect himself. She suggests writing a policy manual, marketing, etc. She asks him why he’s not doing message, which is the reason he opened the business in the first place. He says he loves it, but feels like he needs to be up front with his employees. She’s not buying it and tells him so.
Tabatha takes the staff to an improve studio that specializes in improving people’s personal lives. They do a salon scenario improv where they act like they did when Tabatha was doing undercover. The improv leader tells them when someone acts professional, the others will act professional along with them and vice versa. The do another improv where they imitate each other while they are cleaning the spa. Then they do the same scenario where they act like themselves. Reg gives his staff direction and sees how he should be acting moving forward. He will be putting his foot down. Then they do an exercise where they say what they don’t like about Reg (in a constructive way). Reg tells each one how he’s going to change to address each of their concerns.
Tabatha makes over the interior of the spa with new chairs, new paint, new computer management system, and a new beautiful massage room. Before the clients arrive, Reg hands each stylist a list of rules and regulations that are to become effective immediately. Reg sends one of the stylists on a color run instead of going himself. He shows Tabatha notes he came up with as ways to improve his business. Tabatha is impressed.
Reg has a message client show up and asks Florence to keep an eye on things while he’s with his client. He plans on focusing on massage more in the future. All of the stylists helped clean up after themselves that day. Everyone notices how Reg stepped up and Tabatha asks him who the hell he is.
Tabatha’s final recommendations for Reg are to focus on building his massage clientele and it will spill out to his hair business. She recommends that he get a manager over the stylists and they decide Florence would be perfect for the job.
Six weeks later, Tabatha checks up on Reg and his staff. They have all followed through with their changes and Tabatha thinks the spa will be a total success in the future.