Survivor – Blood vs Water / Million Dollar Listing LA

S27_Preview_LogoHere we go folks… Back to the islands with a whole new cast of players.. er, not so fast. 10 returning suspects and their ‘loved ones’. I am on record here saying how much I despise the need of CBS to keep recycling these people as if they are the only ones who have ever wanted to play the game. Given some of them they’ve recycled this time, that view of mine hasn’t changed. Even some of the loved ones, are recycled players. I’ve only been watching for about the last 6 seasons so the players I am familiar with are for the most part, less than impressive. For now, as I mention each of these people, I will provide a link to their profile on Wiki. I will provide a list of all these people next week, it would take me too much time to do it tonight and until it gets down to about the final 5 or 6, none of these people matter anyway as they are usually willing pawns in someone else’s game. This recap is going to be general and I will get into the real nitty gritty of it next week. I have too much on my plate right now to give a line by line, play by play, recap.

The way this game works is this… Each of the 10 pairs is dropped off at a separate place om the island where they will spend the night with their partner with no supplies, alone (with a camera crew- let us not forget that part, they aren’t really ‘alone’). Until a reshuffle or the merge, this is the last time these ‘pairs’ will play together. The next day they will be mortal enemies in the game as they will be on opposite tribes. That is twist number one, that they all knew going into this. They will be playing against their loved ones rather than with them.There are a couple returning suspects that I had hoped to never see again. One, is Colton. Yeah, you all remember that guy. The gay bigot. He is there with his fiance’, Caleb. He says that people just didn’t understand Colton and he’s hoping the guy can redeem himself. I don’t have any faith in that happening but we’ll see. Honestly I can’t stand the sight of the guy’s face or the sound of his voice. Good luck, Caleb, you’re the one who has chosen to spend your life with him. Another that, right away, had me groaning, was Kat. She was also from one world (Men vs women, same season as Colton) and this is actually her third time on the show. This to me, has to be one of the dumbest most whiny women to ever play this game. She is okay at the challenges sometime but even with those, unless she’s done some serious training, that and her whining is where she’s going to fall short. She, btw is there with a former Big Brother 12 winner, Hayden Moss (see what I mean about CBS recycling these people?). I wonder if they are actually dating or if this is a relationship for the purpose of this show.

Mmmkay… Opening day, day 1. All the castaways meet up with Probst on the beach and he tells them, they will be competing against one another not playing with each other. In the opening scene we are led to believe they already knew that. So they separate into their respective teams. Recycled is Galang tribe (gold colored buffs, ‘newbies’ are Tadhana (red colored buffs). I’m not going to bother trying to pronounce either one.. The first order of business, is to vote someone off of each. That’s right, no council, no game, just get rid of one from each tribe AND, everyone knows how everyone voted. Could get interesting.

The first one voted off was Laura, Rupert‘s wife. Yeah, that guy is back. 100 days of playing survivor (3 seasons, and he never made it to the end). I’ve never seen the guy before though. From the Galang tribe (recycled), Candice is knocked out. She is there with her husband, John. Here comes twist number 2 folks.. Each of these players will be sent to redemption island where they can compete to remain in the game. Now, Probst drops a third bomb on us. Each of these players, the significant other can choose to switch places with them and go to redemption island instead. There they will have to fight for their own spot in the game but their partner will get the chance to actually play the game. If one of them switches places, then the player they are saving, will take Their place on their tribe. In other words, each player voted off here, has the opportunity to go to the Other tribe. Rupert needs not even think about it, he switches spots with his wife to go to redemption island himself. That makes her a rookie on a team of 8 veterans. This never ends well. John and Candice have a pow-wow and she decides she can take Rupert on the island. Let me remind you Candice, 100 days, just sayin. Tina, who is a returning suspect, is not happy with Rupert’s decision. She wanted him to stick around because he knows how to do all the camp stuff. She is there with her daughter, Katie. So now the scene is set. Probst tells the tribes to follow their maps to their camps and get set up.

At the camps, each tribe has a box of tools and supplies. Both get started on building shelters, LauraB is already in trouble because she’s the new kid. I hope she doesn’t fall in the trap of pushing any of these other people to the end to wind up on the outside, looking in. A few of these people know how to make fire rubbing two sticks together so that’s one of their first orders of business. Monica, is disappointed to be playing  with Colton again, as he screwed her over last time. She is Brad Culpepper’s wife. Apparently this is the local team for our T-Rex. She tries to make a no screw pact with Colton but if she’s stupid enough to trust that guy, she deserves to get blindsided. Let me sidebar here for a second..

This is season 27 of survivor, 13 years. No one gets screwed over on this show unless they let it happen. Especially returning players. That’s all I’m saying about that, for now.

 Over at the newbie camp, they too are working on a shelter. The guys, have already decided they need to band together against the women come tribal time. That is, the four guys, and the one gay guy. Someone there said it, I’m just reporting it. Some of them are more interested in screwing off than getting any work done, particularly, Brad and John. Brad tells his tribe, that if he’s seen not giving one hundred percent, they have his blessing to vote him out. Not that I think any of them give a shit about his blessing but, good to know, big fella. I think this Brad guy has been hit in the head too many times during his NFL career. The other guys are like, yeah dude, whatever. Even Caleb at this point will agree to anything that will keep him in the game.

Later, Brad is trying to start a fire (this is the first thing the other tribe did) and he’s there with Ciera and Vytas. She is LauraM‘s daughter, he is Aras‘s Brother. She has two kids from as many daddies. A 16 and pregnant story (not the show), her mother wasn’t happy at first but now that she’s married, with another one, mom is okay with it. He has spent his life trying to live up to his brother who could never do any wrong. The partial result is he is now 14 years on the recovery road from a heroin addiction that cost him a year of his freedom when he tried to rob a woman to feed his habit. The two brothers still aren’t quite right (and never will be) as a result of that addiction. It is something that will be in his brother’s mind, always. Trust me on that one. Brad is shocked to learn these things. Shocked as he may be, the three of them fail to start a fire on that day so they will be eating raw and drinking dirty water for that night, if they eat or drink at all.

It’s night time and over at the other camp, Colton is telling his story.. On his last season he was mean and caniving to everyone (careful people, zebras don’t change their strips) and it was because he was insecure. Looked like an asshole to me but maybe it was insecure. He says when he was growing up he was the sweetest kid but, being from the deep south there’s a certain mindset.. He says he eventually got tired of being called sissy, faggot, and queer and just began to strike out. I imagine anybody would but what do you think southerners… Is that what it’s really like in the deep south? He continues his story and begins his drycry and we’ll leave that there for now.. Except I think he’s trying to turn disdain for his past survivor behavior into sympathy. He was medivac’d out last time with some mysterious disease (in other words, he quit). Monica hopes he’s serious, but knows he is probably full of it.

Over at the redemption island site, Candice is chopping wood and with each whack, she names those who voted her out. Rupert is happy to let her do all the work, she’s annoyed by it. He wants to keep his strength.

At the camps, Tree Mail. It lists several things they may be doing. This is the first immunity challenge. It’s an obstacle course finishing with a puzzle. It always comes down to the puzzle. Each tribe will divide into 6/3. 6 will run the obstacle course, the other three will build the puzzle. The prize is tribal immunity and flint for fire. Probst asks each if they have fire, the vets do, the rookies say they do, but they don’t.

For the obstacle part of the challenge, players must swim out into the water, climb up over a net, swim to some crates, jump off, swim to a platform, once all there, the can go to untie their boat, then get in, row to shore, carry a box  of puzzle pieces to their waiting 3 tribemates. Got all that.? Newbies rule this part of the challenge. Weak link on the vets team? Gervace who is there with his niece, Marissa. The man cannot swim, he cannot climb. He can barely walk. Earlier he was the one running his mouth about how he wasn’t going to carry weak players. Yeah, okay, go sit down and stfu. The puzzle to be built was a ship’s steering wheel. We had two mother daughter pairs competing on this one, and the moms ruled it. Coming from WAY behind and completing the puzzles first to raise the team flag and win immunity. It was all them because the recycled players running the course, sucked, including Colton who threatened to hit one of his team mates with the paddle while in the boat (I told you this guy was still useless.. Too bad. His partner, Caleb seems like a good guy. ). After they win, Gervace does a celebratory yell that really leaves a bad taste in the newbies’ mouths and puts a target on his niece’s back. There isn’t much tribal talk at camp about who is going, it’s her. Brad, who I think is going to be the Pinky of this tribe loves to run his mouth about everyone giving or rather not giving one hundred percent. The guy is a tool, I’ll just leave that there.

Tribal council, 8 to 1, Marissa is heading to redemption island.

The end. See you next week. Til then, Peace.

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Million Dollar Listing L.A.

Episode 7 – The Battle of Malibu

by Vilzvet

Josh Altman meets with his dentis Dr. Elbaz, who has been a steady client over the years.  He tells Josh they are now looking at Malibu for a second vacation home with some privacy, meaning the beach homes would not be as enticing as the homes up in the hills. His budget will be in the $3-4 million range. Josh begins to make some calls.

Josh Flagg has a listing appointment with Barbara, a good client. She shows him a 3,200 square foot, three bedroom condo in a popular high rise. The apartment is quite dated but Josh advises her NOT to do any upgrades as the new owner should be the putting their own stamp on it when it is purchased. He advises listing the unit for $2 million for a quick sale. Barbara believes that Josh can do the job.

Madison meets with new potential client Ivy at a Malibu restaurant. She currently lives in Calabasas (home of Britney Spears and the Kardashians) but are looking to head down the hill to Malibu. She stresses to Madison that she really wants the ocean view that Malibu is famous for. Her budget will be around $3 million, which will be a challenge for Madison. She tells Madison that their current home aleady has a buyer and is in escrow, so time is of the essence.

Josh A. is trying hard to find a Malibu property for Dr. Elbaz, but is not having much luck due to the low inventory. They visit a 4300 square foot home with an indoor pool and glass walls with three bedrooms and bathrooms. The doctor’s wife feels this home may be too modern. They decide to move on to other prospects.

Madison and Ivy have a private showing in Malibu. She already feels the ocean view is too far away. The home is priced at $3.5 million and is 3,200 square feet. Even with four bedrooms, Ivy tells Madison it may be too small for her family even on 3/4 of an acre. She would sacrifice home size for a better view.

Josh F. spends some time with his grandmother Edith. He often visits with her to get advice and wisdom in his career, and to find buyers from her many lifelong contacts. He asks for help in selling the dated condo. Edith immediately makes some calls. Love that cute lady.

Josh A. has found two Malibu properties for the good doctor. The first is an incredible home priced at $3,49,500.00. It covers 5,265 sq ft., has a game room,  marble round bar, 4 bedrooms and baths (one bath has a fire place by the tub!), and beautiful marble and white kitchen. The doctor’s wife is stunned by the infinity pool and ocean view. Josh wishes she would tone down her enthusiasm in front of the seller’s agent, as that would impact their offer. Josh is wondering if their offer could be as low at $2.”something”. The opposing broker tells Josh to put something in writing if they are serious.

Madison has only about three weeks to find Ivy a Malibu property. He shows her a home on the SAME STREET as the home Josh A. has just shown to his doctor client. Priced at$3,400,000.00, it has 5 bedrooms and 5 baths, a cook’s kitchen, gorgeous views from every room, encompasses 5,200 square feet, and has an open floor plan. Ivy is excited and feels her husband will feel the same way.

Josh A. heads to the exact same house that Madison and Ivy are coincidentally(!?) still viewing. They bump into each other and ponder the odds of this chance meeting (sure, Bravo!) Josh teases Madison in front of his clients, which infuriates Madison. He ushers Ivy and her daughter to the car so he can have a private moment with Josh. Madison admonishes Josh for his unprofessional comments but they part with a good natured challenge to each other.

Josh F. is getting lots of viewings on the dated condo. Agents stop by and he explains to each and every one how wonderful the building amenities are. They all agree the $2 million price tag is quite competitive.

Josh A. places a call to Madison to sneakily try to figure out which of the two Latigo street homes his client is more interested in. Madison is not budging on any information (and why should he?) Josh is wondering if they are both going after the same house. In fact, they are not; Madison’s client Ivy prefers the upper home while Josh’s client Dr. Elbaz is looking closely at the lower home. Josh threatens Madison that he will write offers for BOTH homes if Madison does not fess up. Madison hangs up without offering any confidential information, and rightly so.

Madison meets with Ivy and her husband Alex to discuss the status of their offer. They had offered $2,950,000.00, and the counter-offer was $3,300,000.00, which is higher than what they had wanted. They are told that another offer is on the table (thanks, Josh!) Ivy and Alex realize they are in a bidding war. They decide to counter back with $3,500,000.00. due to their desperate time crunch.

Josh F. shows the condo again, this time to Josh A.’s girlfriend Heather and her clients. They express interest in the unit.

An angry Madison personally visits Josh A. at his Hilton & Hyland office to find out why he is purposely driving up the selling prices of the Latigo homes by making double offers. Josh tries to explain to Madison he did that just to protect his client in case their real deal did not work out, and that Madison should have told him up front which house his client was making an offer on to prevent this from happening. Madison asks point blank which house Josh’s client is really interested in, but both men do not budge.

Josh A. finally admits his clients really want the top house on Latigo, and Madison says his clients want the bottom home. Madison asks why Josh just can’t retract his “fake” offer on the bottom home to end this nonsense. Josh decides to agree, but Madison still doesn’t trust Josh and wants him to retract the offer right there in his presence. Josh does so and then hands the phone to Madison so he can try to finalize his deal. Both agents go back and forth and agree on a $3.1 million price for the home. It is later revealed that Josh and his doctor client made a clean and accepted $3.1 million offer the upper home! It looks like everyone is a winner in this situation, with both homes selling for the same price.

Josh F. finds an international buyer for the condo. He meets with their agent to try to cap this deal. He finds out that $1.9 million would be the offer made, even though Josh wants nothing less than $2 million. Their agent would be willing to go up an additional $50,000 if a country club membership is included. Josh still doesn’t want to go below $2 million.

A car-less Josh A. accompanies Heather to meet with Mauricio Umansky at a new listing that she will be involved in. It is an 11,200 sq ft. home $13,700,000.00 with a movie theater, six bedrooms and with beautiful views. Josh really wishes he and his brother had this new listing, but it is Heather’s shot first. It bothers Josh a bit that Heather is working with someone else, but he had already told her that he did not want to jeopardize their relationship by working together.

Josh F. gets the good news from Lillian, the opposing agent: He is getting the full $2 million for the condo! Josh can relax and add another successful sale to his long list

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Happy Birthday Amber …. Real Wife

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298 Responses to Survivor – Blood vs Water / Million Dollar Listing LA

  1. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. Happy Friday eve. 🙂 MTH finally, finally you have a fun show to blog about. 🙂 I watched a little. I’ll read your blog to get all the 411. Have a great day everyone.

    • Jules says:

      thank you for the blog you will be the way of getting my survivor fix. 1st year I am not watching Survivor because of the constant bringing back recycled players and changing up the game so much from the pure – two tribes, reward challenge, immunity challenge, vote out, get to merger. Tooo much crap with same people and hidden immunity and redemption and trade sides and take places.

      Oh, I am born, raised and live in the deep south. Colton is full of SH!t that it is the south that made him that way. His parents raised him to become the stupid piss ant he is today. Yep, I am blaming the parents for not stopping or did they allow an encourage his behavior when young that as an adult he thinks it is alright to act as an ass and all will be alright. “I’m gay so you have to forgive my ugliness” I know he is responsible now for his own actions.

      did not want to be first …. could not handle a date with PT’s dad.

      • T-Rex says:

        Jules, since Florida isn’t really considered the deep south, and I didn’t get here until high school, but I totally agree with you, bullies will find anything to use against those they think inferior. In addition, I have a LOT of gay friends from all over the world, guess what every single one of them that knew they were gay early in their life were called, queer, faggot, sissy, etc. I would like to point out that Mathew Shepard was killed because he was gay, and that was in Wyoming, which is not in the South. I agree, if you have great parents that can help you through the BS that minority groups have to deal with, you can overcome the hatred. If you have parents that don’t, then you don’t overcome the hatred, you embrace it and become bitter and vindictive.

      • MelTheHound says:

        I am glad you picked up on it and perhaps, why I asked the question of is that what it’s like down there.. I may join you on the not watch bus and we’ll both be here Wednesday mornings looking for the recap of what happened 😉

    • MelTheHound says:

      I don’t know how much fun it’s going to be, Powell.. Some people are going to have to go before it gets fun to me.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Hi Powell!!! Hi everyone!! Fri eve indeed!! Enjoy!!!!!

    • Elko says:

      A big thank you for the Million Dollar Listing recap! I love this show, but unfortunately have missed the last two weeks due to work commitments. Recaps help ease the disappointment when I miss the actual show. Thank you again!

  2. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    🎉🎉🎉HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMBER!!!!🎉🎉🎉

  3. T-Rex says:

    MTH, LOVED the recap, and the little shout-out. I will give you a bit of the 411 on one Brad Culpepper. The guy is a lawyer, he and his partner run the best looking, ambulance chasing practice in the area(according to them), you have to see one of their cheesy commercials. I know someone that worked for them, and he is an arrogant douche(allegedly), but VERY smart. I think he is trying to play dumb out there, he was an All-american scholar while in college, and his teammates in Tampa all said one of the smartest guys off the field. I also think you will find that he is a male chauvinist(allegedly), and that you will see this season.

  4. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Jeff-I really do not like all this returning player crap that Survivor does-but I love the game so I will dealt with it by complaining about them!!!
    I was happy to see Tina-she is a nice lady even though I found her season of Survivor very boring-
    Colton needs a smack in the mouth right quick-phony ass crying-whatever-they got his number so I hope he is the first to go from that tribe.
    I LOVED Rupert on his first season but he has lost his luster-I’m not excited to see him play for the 4th time-but I may change my mind-I have a soft spot for him!
    The football player needs to just chill the eff out-too gung-ho and coming on to strong-but not as crazy as Pinky!!
    Gervace should have taken swimming lessons before he decided to play this game again-I mean come on dude you know you are getting in the water at some point! What a weakling!! He was winded 2 seconds into the challenge and then had the balls to be boastful!! What a tool!!!
    He has himself to blame for his niece going to redemption island-I like her and I won’t be surprised if she stays in the game just to smack her uncle at the merge!!!!

    • MelTheHound says:

      Gervace should have done a sit up and taken a walk around the block before going on the show. That was absolutely pathetic especially from someone who was earlier running his mouth when LauraB joined his tribe. He had to be carried on someone else’s back in the water in order to complete the challenge. I hope this tribe just buries Colton in the sand.. I hope they aren’t stupid enough to keep him around as the hated pawn.

    • plainviewsue says:

      Even in its 27th season I still get chills hearing Probst say, “39 days, 18 people, 1 survivor.”

      I so love this show!!!

      Jill, Dalton Ross from EW does an interview with Probst every week after the show plus he does a recap, which is usually hysterical. You can follow him on twitter or just go to the EW site.

      He said Gervace told him he DID take swimming lessons!! I thought he was disgusting after the win. I wanted his niece to stay in as well, but I can see why they decided to do that vote to shut Gervace down.

      I liked Rupert the first couple of times. No longer & was disappointed that he was back. Bone headed move to switch with his wife. He had to know if the tribe lost she would of been voted out. Then he would have to face her at redemption island. The sooner he goes the better.

      Also, Candice was a last minute replacement, which is why she was probably voted out. RC (she was on the season with Malcolm, Blair from Facts of Life) was supposed to be on with her dad, but he wasn’t cleared medically. If you read Dalton’s article, there are a lot of interesting facts.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Thanks for the info Sue
        I didn’t like RC so I’m glad she is not there!!
        Gervace had swimming lessons? That fool couldn’t even doggy paddle!!!

      • chismosa says:

        Sue I used to be an AVID EW reader and commenter back in the LOST days !
        Those were the best dissections ……

        • plainviewsue says:

          Jeff Jenson was the writer of the Lost recaps. They were excellent!! Rob Cesterino from Survivor tweeted something hysterical yesterday re Aras’ brother who was a heroin addict (thank god in recovery for 14 years). He said I hope he doesn’t find a stash of virgin mary statues on the island!!

          • chismosa says:

            I don’t know anything about Survivor but I think I watched back when Rob was on with Ambuhhhhh

            He’s funny. He killed it at that game.

  5. Rebecca says:

    Happy Birthday Amber …. Real Wife! You share a birthday with…..
    “Talk Like A Pirate Day!!!!!!!!!!!!” ARGH!

  6. Buttercream says:

    Happy Birthday Amber!
    Mel, thank you for recapping Survivor – can’t believe it’s now Season 27. To this day I can visualize Susan (the truck driver) from Season 1 finale at the final camp fire giving her statement to the tax cheat Richard and the loser girl ….classic. Haven’t watched the show in a few years due to the recycle people, redemption island scenario ..snooze fest. I would vote off Gervace just for being a slacker from Season 1, who could forget he was taking a break laying down in the woods when it was his turn to run during a challenge. I lived in the south for a while – I agree with you Jules, the parents are the ones who didn’t alter his behaviour and attitude! My nephew, who is also my Godson, is gay – he would never go on a whiny BS filled pity park rant about being who he is … because his parents wouldn’t allow it to happen!
    Looking forward to your re-caps Mel!

    • MelTheHound says:

      You’re welcome 😀 We’ll see what happens when the gay bigot, Colton, sets his sights on the black guy, Gervace… Fun times.

      • vilzvet says:

        I so remember the first few seasons, I even own the first two. Ahh good times.Loved Australia especially. I thought I could watch it Free on Demand but it’s not coming on the CBS listing. That’s weird. Oh well will have to do the old fashioned recording method.

        Kudos for yesterday’s Gretchen List, that was SO funny! She really is a dim bulb and I don’t find her repeated mangling of words to be cutesy at all.

    • Amber...Real Wife says:

      Thanks Buttercream!

  7. BB says:

    If you haven’t yet read how Melissa Gorga nearly killed the Empress, please do. It’s hilarious! http://realhousewifeofaiken.com/2013/09/19/how-melissa-gorga-nearly-killed-me/

    • Orson says:

      Women don’t poop? I never knew that. I knew they don’t fart; they have ‘vapours’. And they never sweat; they ‘glow’.
      Someone should publish a manual for guys to read.

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      That was hysterical.

    • plainviewsue says:

      I told hubby last night I can no longer poop in the house when he is home as per the maven of happy marriages Melissa Gorga.

      She is married 8 years!!!!! And half of those years she plotted to take down her sister in law, which drove a wedge with the whole family. What does she know about loyalty? About family?

      But yes, we now know we cannot poop when our significant others are home. We can’t wear comfortable sweat pants and must have sex at least every other night, but it doesn’t have to last more than ten minutes.

      I. Just. Can’t. And she’s gonna be on Bethenny’s show next week with Tarzan. This book is the opposite of Bethenny. If she is truly real, truly credible, she will knock Melissa down. And the Gorgas are gonna be on Dr. Oz today. For what???? To discuss how to hold in your sh*t while your husband is home???? Will Dr. Oz tell her that is a bad bad idea????

      It is just all too comical.

      • TexasTart says:

        Yes, it is!!! How the heck did they get on Dr. Oz?!!! Damn good publicist….super slow week to find guests? I don’t watch, but though he had a credible show. Sigh.

      • rabblerouser2010R says:

        The most ridiculous thing about Melissa’s comment is that if anything…it’s the HUSBAND who shouldn’t poop in the house or at least when anyone else is home. As skinny as my DH is..he can drop a bomb.

    • lulu says:

      Too funny her book continues to plummet. I kinda feel sad for her that no one bothered to proofread it before publishing. Then again her publisher is hoping for a fast return by negative publicity.

      I gave DH our egg timer and said next time we have sex we can’t go past 10 minutes. He just looked at me like WTH?!?!? I told him that’s megos advice on keeping a marriage hot. He said its telling of what kind of sex life they have. She’s repulsed by him.

  8. BB says:

    Thanks for the recap Mel. Since I’m not watching anything on Bravo at the moment, I’ve decided to catch Survivor this season. I haven’t watched it in years. Nice to have someone recap it since I fell asleep before it was over last night. lol!

  9. Good Morning – blog is updated with Million Dollar Listing.

    • TexasTart says:

      Great, so BH is adding a “Bad Ass” to the “Gangtsa” 🙄 Bravo, please soil Beverly Hills, I’m sure you can do it like no other production has. Okay, I realize the gangsta called the new Carlton a bad ass – but is it just me, or does she look like she belongs on Mob Wives?!

  10. T-Rex says:

    So, I been poking around some of the other RH blogs, and some of the articles, and like I posted yesterday, BrandiSTFU is going to need her “big-girl panties” because the backlash everywhere is just amazing. Going to be a long fall from grace, after everyone seemingly found her amusing, and refreshing last season(me included). Now, mostly everyone is calling her a drunken, slutty, piece of trash, and that’s some of the more positive notes.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      Not everyone found her amusing….(kidding-I know you know what my findings were!!)

      • T-Rex says:

        JnntJ going to be fun snarking with you this season, well at least we have VileKyle to agree to disagree about, HA!

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          Haha T-Rex!! I don’t like Kyle as much match as I dislike Brandi so I don’t really really defend Kyle much….

    • MelTheHound says:

      She is just going to self destruct.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        The girl can’t take the heat….she never could. She good at playing the victim but now she is showing that she is the one who causes the trouble….I’m enjoying this very much!!! But I don’t want her to crack up completely!!!

        • T-Rex says:

          I agree, I think that’s why she has taken to her DiarrheaTwitter, I haven’t seen even one nice comment regarding the interviews she is giving and the Bravo Promos. I think she is the one to get the Bitch-edit this season, we will have to see, because the Promo makes it sure seem that way

        • MelTheHound says:

          I doubt I will be watching the show but I don’t want her to crack up completely either.. The idea of leaving these attention seeking famewhores to themselves in their own misery is sounding real good to me right about now.

        • nyc mama says:

          Well, I just watched the previews and I agree and this coming from someone who liked her last season. She had Lisa to defend her wich gave her a patina of credibility but none of the other women are as smart or loyal as Lisa so she is in for a rude awakening. Now befriending Kim? This smells and so does Brandi. She is clearly her own worst enemy and doesn’t seem to make many good decisions in any areas of her life and then plays victim. It will wear thin quickly this year.

          Kim has a very bizarre way of trying to make herself relevant and seems to do it all wrong. I don’t care what Ken said, for Kim to call him an “old man” was revolting and we will probably watch Kim backslide on many things. She needs to go since there is nothing of interest to see iwith her or her life.

          • TexasTart says:

            Those Richards Sisters MUST be some kind of packaged deal because it’s hard to fathom Bravo keeps employing someone who would be a high risk. I’m still disgusted the production people filmed KIM in S2 instead of pulling her off the project to get some help.

            • nyc mama says:

              I agree. Kim has been uninteresting and dysfunctional since season 1 and I imagine it will be the same this year. I don’t think it has as much to do with her drinking or not as it does with the fact that she is troubled, boring and inconseqential.

            • missusmc says:

              I think they don’t want another russel Armstrong on their hands. Kim is the most unstable housewife of all the franchises. She’s definitely a liability, but bravo’s stuck with her until the end of the series.

      • TexasTart says:

        Tic Tock Tick Tock Tic….. hurting her own pocketbook, I just do not see how her second book can be as sucessful as the first – given how she has carried herself publicly since – but I could be the one looking at the best seller list in disbelief next year SMH saying oh yeah, that’s right “crazy sells”.

    • TexasTart says:

      That was a good post in the last thread T-Rex and you are so right about big girl panties, but the girl doesn’t wear panties, so she is really going to be in a world of hurt, lol.

    • missusmc says:

      She always was those horrible names that people are now calling her. It’s just that before she was using her trashy powers for good, not evil. Going against the Richards sisters, faye resnick, and adrienne (and on twitter/in real life, Leann Rimes) made sense. I didn’t care for her delivery, but I agreed with the general message she had. But going after Lisa? With that inflated ego of hers? Oh, hell no!

  11. TexasTart says:

    Interesting twists there in the opening of Survivor, but I was not clear on whether or not the players knew they were going to be pitted against their loved ones. So Monica is married to a tool that likes to run at the mouth. I saw her season, well, I saw every season through 25, but I would not have pegged her for being married to that type of personality. Gervace shot his niece in the foot, ha ha, I can not imagine why they bothered bringing him back. One would know they would be overwhelmingly compelled to bring back Colton and I always swore I’d never watch that bigot again, no surprise he is making unbelievable excuses that the deep south, blah blah, like that b*tch on Big Brother, Texas made her that way. Sigh. So back to the point, what MTH says, why bring back anyone?! Let’s have fresh players, I’m sure there are more than enough people interested. I guess Jeff Probst never read my tweets, lol, because I was serious about I would not watch with retreads. I still love that show though, so thank you MTH for a great recap! And you even went to the trouble to link the players and I’m sure that took some work. Thanks!

    Oh, so I did want to know if they knew they would be split? And what is the location?

    • MelTheHound says:

      You’ll have to try harder with the tweets next time… I doubt CBS gives a shit what we think of these shows or the people on them. I don’t know if the players knew they’d be split, at the beginning of the show as the pairs were being brought in, I figured thy did…

      • TexasTart says:

        Thanks, Jeff Probst is a complete SPAZ on Twitter, so to say, I tell by some of his responses and tweets that he’s not absorbing what people say and tends to be defensive. He is for sure all at once or nothing with fans….in my observation. I never got a response but that’s par for the course and whatever people watch CBS will keep the format.
        On a side note, that Survivor Wiki site really needs to drop the background, it’s hard to read!

        I found the location is an island in the Philippines.

        • MelTheHound says:

          Yes, it does need to drop or change the background.. Another island in the philippines? I guess there’s a thousand or so to choose from.. I want to see an arctic type survivor. One where they are forced to actually survive.

          • TexasTart says:

            There you go! The best part is we won’t be forced to see some people in their underwear?! I am assuming people are still showing up for this show enjoying hanging out in their unmentionables. Anyway, yeah Jeff, make them hunt for their food and fight to stay warm! I’ll tweet your idea to Jeff Probst.

          • Boobah says:

            Excellent idea!

  12. TexasTart says:

    Vilzvet! Thanks for MDLLA! Funny how people run into one another on Bravo shows, like the house being showed with both JoshA, Madison and their clients. And I did see the part about the house shown with the woman raving about it and I was LOL that she was running not only her mouth, but price up! And Edith, who can not love her, right?! 🙂

    • Enjoyed your re-cap Vilz, thank you. This is one of my favorite shows, but it’s looking like it’s scripted too. Really, Madison & JoshA end up on the same street? The bit about JoshA writing 2 offers, then admitting on camera that he’s doing it to stick it to Madison….what?? That kind of behavior can result in losing your license. It has to be totally made up just for the show, right?! Plus how can JoshA not see that this kind of crap makes him look like an even bigger douchebag. Arghhh!

      Heather is acting too. There’s no way she would stay with JoshA if she wasn’t getting paid! No way, JoshA is so slimy. By the end of the season, these 2 will split. Very suspicious, “made-for-reality-tv” relationship IMO.

      Really if it wasn’t for Josh & his adorable grandmother, this show wouldn’t interest me.

      • vilzvet says:

        Thanks, guys! Yeah this week was really pushing it, heheh. Josh A. just gets douce-ier! But weren’t those Malibu homes delicous…who ARE these people that can build and live in that, what are we doing wrong, lol. Damn. Did I tell you guys that I looked up the little two bedroom NO PROPERTY house I stayed at last month in Venice Beach and the ENTIRE neighborhood’s homes were listed on Zillow at $1.5 million and up! Crazy. All these little houses crammed together with just a beach view, but SO valuable. So now I understand why these properties on the show are snapped up and in such demand.

  13. AZGirl says:

    Good morning everyone! Thank you MTH and Vilzvet for the recaps. Happy Birthday Amber!
    Madison really showed his professionalism last night. Did not put up with Josh A’s crap. Did Bravo need to bring Mauricio over? That guy really creeps me out.
    Edith is a joy to watch.

  14. cusi77 says:

    Happy Birthday AMBER!!!! (((((Big bear hug)))))

    Thank your for the Blogs Vilzvet and MelTheHound!

    Tonight is Project Runway… YAY!!!!!

  15. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Seems our friend RR had a little twitter exchange with blah blah Brandi this morning

    @BrandiGlanville: For all of u speculating about the show why don’t u just wait and watch it before u start attacking people about anything!!!

    @MomMarti: @BrandiGlanville What makes you think people are reacting to the un-aired show as opposed to your ridiculous twitter & drunken antics?

    @BrandiGlanville: @MomMarti well clearly ur interested because ur following me, why don’t u just NOT

    At this point Brandi should be trying to hang to to followers!!!!!

    • TexasTart says:

      But Jill, that would require LOGIC!

      Thanks for sharing that exchange. Go Rabble!!! you tell her!!!

    • plainviewsue says:

      I caught that!!!!! I thought RR’s tweet was classic!!

      I loved Brandi so much the past two seasons. I felt so bad for her during game night with the way she was treated. But if she’s gonna go rogue on my Lisa, the gloves are off!!!!!!

    • Powell says:

      Well Brandi’s response didn’t even make any sense. So RR is following her because she’s attacking Brandi about speculations on the new season? Poor Brandi. Not a clue.

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      Except, I am not even following her…
      I just tweeted her because her tweets were posted in a blog and I wanted to respond.

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      Thanks for posted in Jill. I was out most of the day and didn’t even know she responded.

  16. shamrockblonde says:

    oh YAYAYAYAY!!!! Survivor is here – now if only Colton wasn’t – Jeff thanks for your recap – I treat your Survivor recaps like my favorite dessert – I get a cup of tea, get all settled in, make sure I will not be disturbed – and then dive right in – worth it evey time!! – even though I watched the entire thing, reading your recap just makes it all more sweet – Gervase – I can’t wait to see his face when he realizes who was voted out – kind of felt badly for her – she was the first one to complain about his behavior and tried very hard to distance herself from his actions, but I agree with the tribe’s decision – not a fan of redemption island, and while I initially thought Rupert would win whatever was thrown at them, watching that woman hack up that coconut – well – it made me very nervous!!

    GET CARLTON OUT!!! – please oh please – and yest I did hear him threaten Cat – what an asshat..

    Vilzet thank you the recap of MDLA!! – I love Josh F’s Grandmother – watching the translations of her phone calls were hysterical!!! – I love their relationship – best part of the show – Josh A is a thug in a suit and for once Madison didn’t do anything that made me want to smack the back of head so overall a great night!!!

    p.s. I don’t like Heather………Josh A’s Heather – but then I’m not a fan of NY Heather either – OC Heather I can take in small doses –

    *puts the tea down and backs away slowly…..*

  17. TexasTart says:

    Not enough notice to catch the airing here, but maybe it’s on in the afternoon in other locations….

  18. TexasTart says:

  19. Mene Seela says:

    You MDL fans … I don’t watch that show very often but I do watch HGTV shows where they shop for houses.

    Does anyone know whether the home owners/sellers have to sign a release and are compensated for allowing the cameras in? If so, how much $$ do they get?
    The comments by the buyers and their agents are often scorching. I’ve seen shows on HGTV where they even mock the family photos and personal items. On Property Brothers they have funny names for the potential make over houses. Names like Maroon Monstrosity, Creepy Cottage etc.

    While the exact address of the house is not known, the outside and neighborhood are.
    It makes me mad at times how disrespectful people can be.

    • Powell says:

      Mene good question. I also watch HGTV real estate shows but I don’t know.

      • Buffalove says:

        I heard from someone who was on House Hunters….apparently they had already purchased and closed on a home…the producers came in and staged their house then showed them 3 others, one of which was not even on the market. They received a free Refrigerator for appearing on the show.

        • Mene Seela says:

          Interesting! I don’t think a new refer is worth being on tv. I wonder if the unchosen houses got something too.
          I knew HH cheats by showing people who already closed on their house.

        • djprincessc says:

          Read my post below Buffalove 🙂

    • djprincessc says:

      Mene, I’m a realtor in Southern California (I know I’ve said this a million times but idk who knows or not, promise not trying to sound braggy or Josh Altmany, lol.) I am helping a friend get a house and he actually (without me knowing) submitted himself (which of course means US since I’m his realtor) for the show House Hunters. They actually liked him and told him when he was in escrow to let them know. They pay $1,000 for you to be on the show. When we got into escrow he asked me “what do I do now? I need to call those ppl from HGTV about the show.” I’m like “what show?!??!” And he’s like House Hunters!!” and told me what he did. Well I told him he better get a pretend Realtor bc I wasn’t gonna be doing that! He tried to persuade me but I just don’t like all that attention on me (it must be an only child thing, lol. anyway…) my own family was like “Are you crazy?!?! Do you know how much exposure you would get for your business??!? Do it!!!!” But nope I didn’t agree and we close escrow in a week. lol. So yes to Buffalove you are correct, when ppl are on the show they have already gone through the process and have already picked out their house. Maybe they pay in some states and not others or just give gifts, but here in California forsure its $1000k 🙂

  20. TexasTart says:

    She is good to wish others well..tweeted about Mego’s book and now this…

    • plainviewsue says:

      Teresa has a big heart. You could see in “on display” with Nicholas at the Laurita house and then at the fundraiser when Jacq was speaking. I am glad that Caroline tweeted back to Teresa thank you and no ham! Something like that. Doubt Melissa will do the same. Did not see any congrats from Caro to Mel, but I could be wrong. I did see Lauren tweeted it.

      • Powell says:

        But I bet behind closed doors Caro had something negative to say about Tre’s congrats to them.

        • rabblerouser2010R says:

          True but I also bet that behind closed doors, T also had something to say about the Manzo’s getting a spin off. I mean….Caroline and Lauren are miserable…and Chris and Albie are mamma’s boys.

          And the name of the show is so incredible stupid it’s actually annoying.

          • Powell says:

            Oh I’m sure Tre did. Like why them & not me. Bravo can’t cuz they don’t know Tre’s future but I’m sure she’s said that but I also believe she is sincere w/her congrats. I don’t think the Manzo’s are sincere about Tre’s successes thats why they don’t like her. I think it seems to them that Tre’s success comes easily when they feel they work just as hard as Tre are consistently have a hard time of it.

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  23. ItzAngieDuh says:

    Happy birthday Real Wife! Great MDL recap Vilzvet! I know I’m in the minority here but I like Josh Altman. That said Frederick was my fave from NY. I think the slime is played up from the camera. I like the entire cast, but Madison seems a little whiny sometimes. I knew Brandi would come crashing down, it was only a matter of time. Why do all the HW have to be at each others throats all the time! The ENTIRE franchise is going from sugar to sh*t. These privileged women should be lunching, shopping & promoting their products instead I’d acting like spoiled immature brats! Really Andy? Do you think this is what entertains us? It’s becoming disgusting. Did anyone see We’re the Millers, that movie with Jennifer Aniston? That girl Laura Leigh from Vanderpump Rules is in it. I’m sure Stassi & her crew feel real stupid right now. Happy Thursday everybody!

  24. Powell says:

    Each epi I can’t stand Altman more & more. Never mind him driving the price up on the home to get at Madison but what he did to Madison’s clients was just wrong. It may have been legal but it doesn’t have to be illegal to he wrong.

    • T-Rex says:

      He is a class A pig, sorry, hated the guy from the get-go. He is everything that is wrong and underhanded about the Real Estate biz.

      • vilzvet says:

        Maybe they should recast one or two of them. They always show interesting brokers on the show, females included, that could work out well. (NOT Mauricio, thanks, we see enough of him!)

  25. I have a theory about what Brandi says to Lisa in the Bravo video…..maybe….just maybe….Brandi is repeating a conversation…..cuz it is almost word for word what was said at the reunion….so maybe, just maybe with Bravo’s famous editing, they are making it look like Brandi said that to Lisa when it really was taken out of context….. I have only watched it twice so who knows?? Just wanted to share where my mind went yesterday as I was washing out my juicer….

    MTH, haven’t read yet, I do know that my reaction when I saw Colton/Carlton whateves, was “Oh NO!!” and that chick Laura that was saying “maybe he changed”, seriously??? I thought it was good that they voted out G’s niece. He was drowning, lol, and he was talking smack??? LOL!!! that was soooo funny!!!!

    • T-Rex says:

      PP, very interesting, then BrandiSTFU is definitely getting the Bravo bitch-edit. A lot of my feelings regarding the exit from the bandwagon, have a lot to do with her current tweets. One was about needing some sort of apology, to which I say to her Grow the F*** UP already, the other is her constant drunk in public, sans apparel. If you are early twenties, no kids, no responsibility, do what you want, but you are almost 40 with two children, one who is ten years old and certainly has access to the internet. If he doesn’t his friends do, to see their mother’s hoo-ha splayed out for everyone to see while she is chugging down a bottle of alcohol.

    • VV says:

      That is exactly what I thought about the conversation. I made a similar comment to Sue yesterday. The cat’s out of the bag with Bravo and its easy to see the footage manipulation.

    • MelTheHound says:

      I’m afraid this is going to me another season of a lot of backstabbing and asskissing. I am already dreading it with some of these people, As for Colton, I’m tempted to dig up the emails sent to Lynn when I first blogged this show, and he was on, and just copy and paste because I don’t think a damn thing has changed with him. Anyone there buying his act, deserves to get voted off because they are just too stupid to deserve to stay.

  26. AZGirl says:

    Fame-Whorga’s site is down. Anyone?????

  27. VV says:

    Isn’t Dwight Taylor’s BBF or Assustant? What is he doing at Lisa’s Bday?

    Why is are people saying Ken Todd was a football player? Wiki show another British guy named Ken Todd but born in 1957. This cannot possibly be the same Ken Todd

    @LisaVanderpump: @dwightcoates @paulabdul @brunoitomoli @terriseymour @Gleb_Savchenko
    It doesn’t get better than that x x

    Original Message:

    • Powell says:

      Yeah I think he’s Taylor’s friend. But doesn’t he show up at all their parties on BH? Maybe this is being taped.

      • TexasTart says:

        Yes, he is a friend of Taylor and somehow turns up as her plus one. I loved it when someone, it might have been Ken that told him to shut up when he involved himself in the Adrienne/Brandi (and everyone) PowWow at Kyle’s party.
        Ken is constantly being confused with this footballer, but it is not Ken and he certainly older than 56.

      • TexasTart says:

        Dwight was also at the Maury real estate party with Taylor and really he practically has husband status if you know what I mean.

    • nyc mama says:

      The Daily Mail erroneously posted that Ken was a footballer (mixed him up with someone else) and never corrected it so people are believing it. I think Ken and Lisa gave up trying to correct it at thsi point.

      I think the b’day party was filmed and took place at Mohammed’s house (as usual). I wonder how he feels about the feud between Lisa (and Ken) and Yolanda.

  28. VV says:

    Vilzvet most enjoyable recap! THANKS!!!

  29. Powell says:

    I was watching Tyler Perry’s comedy For Better or Worse on OWN last night. I caught the last few epis I didn’t watch last season & the premier epis. I didn’t know Eddie Cibriani came on the last 3 epis last season. His character Chris got engaged to one of the main characters Leslie. Leslie broke up w/her BF of 4 yrs. Chris & she went to school together, they met up after her break up, fell in love, got engaged. Leslie’s old BF wanted her back, proposed, it was too late she said she loved Chris. The wedding was on the season finale. The ex BF had a motorcycle accident while Leslie was on the way to the church, saw the accident, went to the hospital & was then conflicted. Chris hears her praying that she loves the ex. Chris asks her does she love him. She says yes but is conflicted. He goes back to the church to call if the wedding. Leslie realizes she does want to marry Chris. So next weeks epi it looks like Leslie & Chris get married. So I guess Eddie has a fulltime gig. His character Chris is a wealthy Latin cable tv owner. Eddie may be a man who’re but he’s so handsome. They have him in tailored suits, nice hair cut. He looks good.

  30. Mene Seela says:

    Has anyone noticed that Taylor is not in the BH season 4 group photo? Is she totally out??
    I certainly hope so!

    http://www.eonline.com/news/460248/real-housewives-of-beverly-hills-new-castmembers-joyce-giraud-and-carlton-gebbia-preview-season-4

    • TexasTart says:

      YES! And I’m going to get penalized for excessive celebration!!!!! 😀 But ssshhhh, keep it quite as we don’t want to jinx it! She will be on there, but in a reduced capacity, like Marysol or Ana on Miami.

    • T-Rex says:

      Yes, her excuse is, she was spending most of her time in Colorado with her LyinLoserCheatinLawyer and wasn’t going to have time to film anyway. She may be at a few of the early filming, but is not even at “friend” status this year.

      • TexasTart says:

        I could be wrong, but actually I think that Bravo has dropped calling any cast member “friend”. I have noticed them referring to someone has having a “recurring role” or “guest”…but I’m not seeing and hearing “friend of the…” since Fayker came and pissed all over BH.

  31. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    @BrandiGlanville: @AdrienneJanic @YolandaHFoster. SHOCKED a man should never lay a hand on a woman no matter what! Yo is a classy lady and deserves respect

    This was in response to someone saying they were shocked to see Ken calling Yolanda stupid and grabbing her arm( did he grab her???)….I love we are not supposed to speculate but she keeps giving us crap to speculate on!!!! And I hate the word “classy”…idk why????

    • TexasTart says:

      Was a bit confused there on the first read…so like you said Brandi is responding to this remark:
      Adrienne Janic ‏@AdrienneJanic 2h @BrandiGlanville Just saw RHBH teaser! I can’t believe Ken grabbed @YolandaHFoster and yelled that she was stupid! WTF?! I’m shocked 😦

      Brandi just responded to a Plainviewsue tweet….

      • TexasTart says:

        BBB for sure has a case of Twitter diahrrea. Good gosh, there is too much to read there…she’s got a lot of people telling her it looks like this – and B is saying no it’s not like that. Blah blah blah. And they keep coming back to point out what she says on TWITTER is the problem, not the damn preview. She’s doing her own “bitch edit” in real life (I love it when T-Rex calls Bravo giving someone the “bitch edit”!).

        • T-Rex says:

          TT awww, twice today I have led you down the evil rabbit hole, HA! So, none of the promos show Ken touching YOLO and as we have all seen and heard from past seasons of BH, if there is an inkling of a mere touch of anger on a physical level, it’s straight to the tabloids, and to Twitter, with threat of a Lawsuit! In the case of RHNJ it’s just assumed and warranted that a brawl and physical altercations or two or twenty must be involved to make their season. My opinion is BrandiSTFU, had no idea that Bravo was going to Bitchedit her, and that her defection to the dark side would make her the evil villain.

          • TexasTart says:

            Haha, the rabbit hole [help me]. Probably so, about Brandi not realizing .. I really don’t think she’s very bright.

    • chismosa says:

      Jill—- I’m sending for you — (or is it call for you?)

      — I hate the word classy too. I think it’s a tacky way of saying upper-class or elegant/ high-end. The word is CHEESY 🍕🍕
      And isn’t there a line from a movie that – I forget what it pertains to- someone who is classy would never use the word ? Or I’m confusing it with another word

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Idk if it’s from a movie but it’s true-the word annoys me and when people use it to describe someone it is usually someone of no class at all…like Brandi!! (Hahahah-her twitter fans are always saying she is a classy woman-I swear-they really say that!!)

  32. rabblerouser2010R says:

    One of Brandi’s fans accused me of ‘stalking’ her (Brandi). Clearly, the most have read her book as they would have to be under the influence of something to post such rediculious and alarmist shit on twitter.

    • MelTheHound says:

      This is why I cannot watch her anymore.. I still believe that most of this extracurricular activity is to drum up viewers and nothing more.. The timing of these fight reports is just too much of a coinkydink. I just can’t with these people anymore.

      • rabblerouser2010R says:

        It’s kind of odd, on one hand I think that most of the fights on these shows are production lead…it’s like they are such bad actors that they only way to deliver the story is if they actually believe their own bullshit.

        Personally, I think the fight with Brandi and Lisa is real…it’s over the down low and behind crap so they can’t really talk about what the real issue is. But basically I think Brandi got mad when she got left holding the bag over the situation with Kyle’s marriage…I also think Lisa was reading tweets and blogs where viewers wondered “WTF is hanging with that trailer trash Brandi” and started to pull back from her. Brandi got even madder and decided to sell Lisa out.

      • Powell says:

        You’re right about the timing MTH. The
        entire franchise does this. So boring.

  33. BB says:

    Doesn’t IA hate Bethenny? I wonder what she thinks of her girl Brandi going on Bethenny’s show.

    • AZGirl says:

      Yes IA hates B and I thought exactly the same thing.

      • ladebra says:

        If tried … Who is IA?

        • MelTheHound says:

          A blogger who last I heard, is still fighting with Lynn and her flying monkeys. Around here she’s usually referred to as a scaly reptile, Iguana, that kind of rhymes with her name.

          • rabblerouser2010R says:

            Not to mention a blog who believes any opinion that differs from hers…it’s proof of antisemitism. It doesn’t matter what the issue is, what your religious believes are..or even if you are Jewish yourself…

            Oh,,,and it;s sin to say anything against her..because her son might see it. Apparently, she is the only person in the universe with a family.

    • VV says:

      Maybe now she’s gonna start seeing Brandi’s flaws.

  34. ladebra says:

    Oo! Harvey of TMZ “I don’t think Brandi Glanville is authentic. She just does things to be relevant” TMZ has one of the new actresses on (the one that was Miss Puerto Rico, not Carlton) apparently Brandi called her a big fat pig. lol

    • T-Rex says:

      Yep, I agree, BrandiSTFU had no clue that she would be a Bravo bitch-edit, they told her to go after LisaV with her internal knowledge and she did that. Of course the VileKyle,, who thinks she should be the star of the show, was so willing to get Brandi under her wings. It’s going to be interesting on the Cheating issue with FeBrezrio, because CamillaTwoFace brought up the cheating issue to begin with, not any of the other Housewives, and BrandiSTFU did also. Good Grief Bravo, if you are going to play out a sordid Storyline, don’t think the viewers are stupid. Whoops sorry had a lapse of judgement to think Bravo paid attention to facts

    • MelTheHound says:

      It is just getting sad to watch her.

  35. Amber...Real Wife says:

    Hello All. Great blogs as usual. BBrother finished and its Survivor’s turn now. Worst final 3 ever led to worst winner this decade. Oh well. I was disappointed in Survivor out the gate. Really…. Rupert’s wife is so selfish to take his spot on a game that is his to play. I’m sure she’ll be the first voted out on the recycled team. Jervase over celebrating really put his niece in jeopardy. Although I call it a BS excuse. She did great on her part of the challenge and it should’ve been the puzzle twins to go if anything. So disappointed in Culpepper. He’s acting like a bumpkin dolt when he’s a lawyer here in Tampa. Same same? Oh well he definitely targeted Marissa because she challenged him when he said he’d throw the comp for his wife. I hope Marissa wins on RedIsle and takes his wife or him out when they show up. Colton is a menace and will show his true colors as soon as he’s comfortable or bored. Let’s see how long he lasts then.

    • ladebra says:

      IKR? But in the previews of them watching reception island, Rupert’s wife looks like she is crying. So, knowing that the previews manipulate the viewers to believe something that isn’t, Rupert is probably fine. Such a cynic I am!

    • MelTheHound says:

      According to the preview he shows his true colors next week. This week was enough when the bitch threatened to hit a woman with his paddle on the boat.

    • T-Rex says:

      Amber, waving HI, I live in the Tampa area, I posted upthread the information about Brad Culpepper, who is not only a lawyer, but was an All-American Scholar in college, graduated with Honors and was VP of the Student Committee when he was at UF. He is no dummy, arrogant(allegedly), I knew someone that worked at his offices and said he is VERY Smart, yet arrogant(allegedly).

  36. Mene Seela says:

    Whoa. Bad Jason!
    …………..
    Bethenny Frankel, Jason Hoppy
    Dirty Tricks
    Now Off-Limits

    Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2013/09/19/bethenny-frankel-jason-hoppy-secret-recordings-divorce/#ixzz2fO0zhqs3
    Visit Fishwrapper: http://www.fishwrapper.com
    Bethenny Frankel and soon-to-be ex-hubby Jason Hoppy can’t pull a Watergate on each other anymore, because a judge has now prohibited them from secretly recording each other … and for good reason.

    Sources connected to the former couple tell TMZ … since their separation, Jason has secretly recorded Bethenny on both video and audio. What’s more … we’re told he also recorded their nanny and the Skinny Girl staff, working out of Bethenny’s home-office. And, we’re told Jason has gotten into the emails of Bethenny and her staff.

    Our sources say the recordings don’t go both ways — Bethenny has never recorded Jason.

    TMZ has learned … the judge has ordered both Jason and Bethenny NOT use tape recorders, cell phones or computers to record each other. They’re also prohibited from recording the nanny. And they’re prohibited from intercepting emails.

    We’ve learned the judge ordered Bethenny and Jason to ante up any video or audio recordings by October 15. That should be interesting.

    Anyone miss Nixon?

    Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2013/09/19/bethenny-frankel-jason-hoppy-secret-recordings-divorce/#ixzz2fO0ra5WN

  37. AZGirl says:

    I just watched the video of “Yak Yak” and “Dum Dum” on SH site that was posted after their appearance on Dr. Oz. First off. Dr. Oz is getting a tad desperate. I am not a fan of his just by his association with Oprah.
    I think we need to just step back and watch the Whorga trainwreck implode on itself. These people are total morons.
    At least Teresa knows what she is talking about in terms of her legal problems and her cooking.
    Mel just thinks if she keeps talking..talking and talking that she will appear to be intelligent. She is not. Self absorbed piece of work. Why is the media give a shit about this crappy book?

    • Mene Seela says:

      There are so many talk shows now that have to fill an hour everyday. They probably don’t know who Mel & Joey are except they are on one of the highest rated RH shows.

    • chismosa says:

      SAM if you’re around — my friend finally got back to me who used to be at st martin’s – she’s not there anymore. She moved onto S & S – so unfortunately I can’t get the scoop on the publicity for Mel but — FORGETTING WHO MEL IS— they got her good tv appearances I have to say. As someone who worked a long time in publishing.

      AZ I find dr Oz annoying too but I do dvr occasionally just to get any late breaking, especially homeopathic info (like Dr Weil)
      His accent makes me laugh and since he’s Turkish I’m obligated to dislike him. Lol!

  38. Mene Seela says:

    Whoa. Bad Jason!
    …………..
    Bethenny Frankel, Jason Hoppy Dirty Tricks Now Off-Limits

    Bethenny Frankel and soon-to-be ex-hubby Jason Hoppy can’t pull a Watergate on each other anymore, because a judge has now prohibited them from secretly recording each other … and for good reason.

    Sources connected to the former couple tell TMZ … since their separation, Jason has secretly recorded Bethenny on both video and audio. What’s more … we’re told he also recorded their nanny and the Skinny Girl staff, working out of Bethenny’s home-office. And, we’re told Jason has gotten into the emails of Bethenny and her staff.

    Our sources say the recordings don’t go both ways — Bethenny has never recorded Jason.

    TMZ has learned … the judge has ordered both Jason and Bethenny NOT use tape recorders, cell phones or computers to record each other. They’re also prohibited from recording the nanny. And they’re prohibited from intercepting emails.

    We’ve learned the judge ordered Bethenny and Jason to ante up any video or audio recordings by October 15. That should be interesting.

    Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2013/09/19/bethenny-frankel-jason-hoppy-secret-recordings-divorce/#ixzz2fO0ra5WN

    • ladebra says:

      What is that I hear? That plastic halo Jason wears just blew up.

    • cusi77 says:

      Geez! That is sooooOooOoo Low… Recording B, Nany , Staff? J is going for the jugular … Money can make people do crazy things, they should be just thinking what is best for Bryn! I dislike Jason… with a passion!

    • Mene Seela says:

      Jason broke into her emails too.
      Probably read a bunch of confidential emails between Bethenny and her attorney.

    • Jules says:

      Have never liked Jason. This sealed the deal with me.
      http://www.bravotv.com/bethenny-ever-after/season-3/videos/the-breaking-point

      He could not and can not handle at she created the empire and then was smart enuff to get a prenup to protect herself. He needs to honor what he signed.

      Think His parent live in Florida now.

      • Mene Seela says:

        Jules, thanks.
        I never thought before that Jason was after her money. But that fight was about whether she “trusted” him … I think meaning trusting him with 1/2 her money.

        • rabblerouser2010R says:

          Bethenny really didn’t have any money when they got married other than the HW.

          I feel sorry for him being married to Bethenny. As much as she claims to hate her mother, they are the same person.

      • Cartwheels says:

        I think that was a misprint, Jason parents, last time I heard still live in Hazleton PA.

        Jason recording e-mails, taping the nanny and breaking into her e-mails doesn’t surprise me, there is a very good reason why he doesn’t want to leave that apartment and this is it. His only chance to get any money (or the money he thinks he deserves) is to corner Bethenny into a shit PR storm and force her to settle to get the divorce done and over with, being that he signed a prenup that protects most of her fortune.
        I hope Bethenny holds her ground and doesn’t give him one more penny than he needs to have, after all her patrimony is also Bryn’s patrimony. I know and as&*ole when I see him, I can smell him from a mile away and I always knew that the real Jason was never the one we saw on TV, that was just a caricature that he sold to Bethenny for a year and the viewers for three seasons, when he pushed so hard for her to modify the prenup, that is the moment when Bethenny should have known what Jason was all about.

    • VV says:

      Sounds like a PR move on Bethenny’s part. She needs sympathy and also ratings for her tanking show.

      • chismosa says:

        That’s my take also
        Vv- I heard somewhere skinny girl profits went down – maybe briefly but not sure

        Are her ratings tanking ? I’m sure out of curiosity people tuned in at first (to see her enter her stage from a PLACE OF YES – the sign above her lol), but I wonder if they will STAY tuned in.

        I bet Ellen is persuading all her good bff celebs to please be on B’s show as a favor. I saw chelsea handler do that for her friend’s brief talk show since she was a producer. Use the connections to get your friend better guests

        B is desperate so she’s using Housewives to come on. I thought that would have been below her. Why hasn’t Andy been on yet? Hmmmm

      • BB says:

        That’s what I am thinking. I’m wondering where TMZ got their information. Bethenny is getting slammed by the public so her camp may be the source. Who else would know that Bethenny hasn’t done any recording? Only her people. Bethenny has more to lose than Jason. She’s a public figure – he isn’t. Jason doesn’t care what the public thinks of him, only what the judge decides. And everybody keeps saying Jason is after money. I don’t see it that way. I think Jason stayed in that apartment to make sure he knows what’s going on with his daughter. For him I think its about his child more so than money, although why shouldn’t he get a share of what Bethenny, with his help and support, has made since they’ve been married? If the roles were reversed, women would be all over how the wife should reap some benefits of what her husband made while they were married because they stood by their man during that time, blah, blah, blah. I’m sure someone probably advised Jason to get any information he could, by legal means, to support his case. Divorce can get nasty, especially when custody issues are involved. I’ve seen it happen. Neither of them is innocent in this battle, but Bethenny is fighting two wars. The divorce war and the publicity war. Her strategy of getting out there telling everyone how brutal divorce is, identifying herself with other “single” moms, and trying to garner sympathy hasn’t worked like she thought it would. Now she might be bringing out the big guns.

    • MelTheHound says:

      Yeah, let’s forget about the idea that she is likely doing it too.. Still can’t stand that woman.

  39. chismosa says:

    DJ- maybe you can answer this for me —

    But I’m reading Vilz’s recap (thanks Vilz)- and Madison’s clients wound up paying far more than asking for their house of choice- right? Or am I reading this wrong ? So he didnt “win” anything here.

    I like Madison sometimes- I always thought he was foreign born on the 1st season because of his odd way of pronouncing things but then they showed his family and bro so I was wrong.
    Altman is so so soooooooo greasy. He is more suited for manhattan r.e. IMO. His style, his presentation (diamond Star of David cufflinks ?)
    He’s so ugly! And armadillo/anteater Heather — DJ I forgot what you call her — what is it that someone here said she is on? HGH or HCG or something hormones ? What?
    I read this last week here …..

    Last night was finally one episode of LA that was as exciting to me as the NY MDL. The ny ones are so fun to me !
    I miss Fred 😦
    😫😥

    Ok hope all are well …… Ciao ciao

    • Mene Seela says:

      armadillo/anteater Heather LOL!!

    • djprincessc says:

      Hiiiiiii Chismosa my love!!!

      You know what?!? I’m gonna have to watch that episode again bc I had it on, but I wasn’t really watching/paying attention so idk what really happened, except I heard something about driving the price up. When I watch it I’ll let you know. 🙂

      Oh ya and I did call Heather an Armadillo. She looks exactly like one to me. An Armadillo with extensions. HA!!!

      Miss you girl, I’ve been super busy with work and my internet was down for a day, came back then was down all last evening. Hopefully we’re done with internet nonsense! Hope all is well with you!! 🙂 <3<3<3

      I don't have emoji's on my macbook. boo!! 😦

    • vilzvet says:

      Chis, after Madison got Josh Altman to retract his clients’ “fake” offer, they were able to get the house for $3.1 million.

      • chismosa says:

        Vilz- so this from your recap: Ivy and Alex realize they are in a bidding war. They decide to counter back with $3,500,000.00. due to their desperate time crunch.

        Is that what they earlier bid but then went down to 3.1?
        I guess when the 2nd Josh’s faux bid was rescinded they could pay lower ?
        Sorry I get confused sometimes with these figures and maybe im talking abouy the wrong clients/Josh. It’s probably me —
        Thanks for the recap!

  40. Mene Seela says:

    Is this Jason Hoppy in 5 years????
    ……

    Jon Gosselin revealed that he doesn’t pay his ex a single penny of child support…..
    Because, he claims: I take care of the exact same things she [Kate] takes care of. I buy their own groceries, they have their own groceries at my house, their own bedrooms, their own stuff, it’s doubled.”.
    Jon is currently living in a cabin the woods with no television and waiting tables to make ends meet but said that he wouldn’t change the path his life has taken.
    http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/09/jon-kate-gosselin-hit-rock-bottom-doesnt-pay-child-support/
    ….

    What a total DOUCHE. Granted, Kate is despicable but HE’S the one that forced the show to be shut down.

    • chismosa says:

      Was Jon Gosselin in pharma sales before ? I have a lot of friends in that field and Jason can likely very easily get a job back there. If he was good

      What did Jon do before his wife became a “star”? I never ever watched them
      I know she was a nurse

      • rabblerouser2010R says:

        Before Kate had the tups, Jon was a cabinet installer.
        When they were born, the state gave him a job and he did something in IT.

        Then he quit once the show was their big pay day.

        He has worked odd jobs ever since.

        • chismosa says:

          Thanks RR. forgot what he did.

          I can’t believe she was on the cover of people a few weeks ago. About “life after fame”

          • rabblerouser2010R says:

            Kate Gosselin is a floater turd who just won’t go away…she keeps trying to take another bite of the apple. She doesn’t get that 99.9% of her fan bases has moved on and many can’t stand her anymore. She isn’t going to be winning them back.

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      He didn’t force the show to shut down…

      Kate’s delicious demands and loss of fan appeal…not to mention that 6 little babies might have been cute…but 6 spoiled 6 year old kids and their 10 year old sisters…not so much.

      Don’t get me wrong, I think that Jon is a lay about….but Kate picked him. He is exactly the same guy as she married all those years ago. She kept him under her thumb and as a result he didn’t learn to grow…

      And thank GOD that show is over…how long can someone exploit the fact that they are able to breed and use it for a pay check.

    • lulu says:

      Youch!!! I’m in the minority here. Kate forced jon to leave his job in it. He didn’t want to but since this was the time that kate started doing book tours he reluctantly quit. He only wanted to film for a short time but kate insisted on keeping the gravy train going. With that came everything bigger and better clothes etc. In the beginning of the series she dressed like the majority of us that changed quickly. I can’t blame kate for doing the show. How else would she be able to secure their future? Not to mention in the beginning they struggled with very tight finances. I can relate a little thing like a stain on a shirt would set me off too. When a cost of a new shirt means cutting something from your grocery list its irritating. Though they should have focused on their careers I.E college. But that is just me I would have shipped my DH to loyola for an economic degree in a heartbeat.

    • jezzibel says:

      I don’t think that fate will befall Jason, because he’s never quit his job(whatever that is).

  41. vilzvet says:

    Valerie Harper getting a whole hour with Meredith Vieira on CBS right now. All about her sad story. She’s holding on, though, surprising her doctors.

  42. Nancy says:

    LA Dodgers clinched the NL West today. 🙂 I bet my dad is happy.

  43. Laineylainey says:

    Happy Birthday, AMBER!! Love ya. Yes, ya.

    • chismosa says:

      Hey Lainey…. Did you watch the Bridge yet?

      • Laineylainey says:

        Yes, it got really dark really fast. Have you been watching it?

        • chismosa says:

          Yes
          I just thought last night was a bit melodramatic. I was rolling my eyes a bit.
          Oh well we’ll see what happens.

          All things can’t be solved if they want to come back for another season – !
          🔬🔫💣💣⏰🔦🔦

  44. Nancy says:

    chismosa and Lainey…you might enjoy this. Patrick is expected to bring home the gold in Soshi.

  45. chismosa says:

    Lisa and Tamara are head to head to be maid of honor on the bravo wedding. Yuck

    Ramona is not in the lead because HER SHOW HASN’T BEEN ON FOR LIKE 8 months

    Bravo sucks

    How can Lisa not win? People love her

  46. TexasTart says:

    Chismosa – I saw were you liked the Romy & Michele movie, me too, and seem to think you like Lisa Kudrow so I wanted to tell you Lisa is on Queen Latifah (with Jake Gyllenhall) tomorrow (Friday).

  47. ladebra says:

    I got to watch Bethenny’s show yesterday. I enjoyed watching her. She had Nene on, and her therapist (from the Bethenny shows). He is a very well known and respected professional in his field. When I watched the first shows, way back when Lynn was alive and they were only in a few markets, part of the premise of the show is while there will be some celebrity guests, she will have ordinary people to talk with, feature their business, and ask her advice. Looks like she is still doing that. I like it. … I mean how many times do I need to see XYZ say how great their life is.

  48. jezzibel says:

    I know Jason gets a lot of stick for living at the ol’ marital home and all during the divorce, but an aspect of that might be for security reasons. Bethenny is a public figure worth millions( and her boyfriend/not boyfriend has got deep pockets) and by extension so is Brynn, and while Bethenny probably has access to the best professional security money can buy, all it would take is somebody with inside knowledge,access, criminal intention and we’d have the Lindbergh Baby kidnapping all over again. I’m not saying that this is the case but Jason hasn’t moved out and Bethenny hasn’t thrown him out either.

    • chismosa says:

      Yes Jezzibel I always thought his reasons were legal for staying- until the divorce and custody issues were settled

      I thought I read that it is considered abandonment if he leaves the main home or something like that. Also the reason he still wears the wedding band I thought too (not sure !)

    • Mene Seela says:

      Are you saying breaking into emails or secretly filming SG employees is for Bryn’s safety?

      • jezzibel says:

        There has always been the suspicion that the inside man in the Lindbergh Kidnapping was actually a woman and one of the maids(who later committed suicide)but it might have been someone who inadvertently gave something away.
        Mena Seela, I can see your mind is made up to see Jason in the worst possible light and read into it what you want too, I’m not so inclined to do so, I don’t know Bethenny & Jason personally, I don’t know their situation intimately, and I am suspicious about everything that is leaked via inside/unnamed sources to the press. I was just thinking outside of the box thats all.

        • Mene Seela says:

          Wha? You see I have ‘made up my mind…’.
          If you were familiar with my posts you’d know that I actually like/d Jason and stuck up for him.

          Sorry if I find Jason creeping around filming people rather icky.

          Yes, NY has some archaic divorce laws but no one (here) knows exactly why Jason is still there. It could be on his attorney’s advice or it could be for personal reasons. to stick it to Bethenny

          • jezzibel says:

            This is what I’m talking about
            Sources connected to the former couple tell TMZ
            and
            Our sources say the recordings don’t go both ways
            But the judge ordered BOTH of them…..its a hit piece with Jason cast as the villain, Bethenny the victim, by a unnamed source, but the judge said BOTH of them so Bethenny is doing something to Jason that the Judge doesn’t agree with.
            I apologize for the dust up…but this story via TMZ smells to me like PR

  49. Mene Seela says:

    Continuing the Jon Gosselin convo … according to wikipedia:

    “On September 29, 2009 TLC announced that, as of November 3, 2009, Jon & Kate Plus 8 would change its name to Kate Plus 8.[15] Jon Gosselin would continue to appear on the show, but less frequently.[16] However, on October 1, 2009, People.com reported that Jon Gosselin filed a legal action against TLC to prevent the show from resuming and would consider the entry of production crews into the family home as criminal trespassing.[17][18] The final episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 aired on November 23, 2009, announced by TLC three days earlier.”

    “On December 18, 2009, it was announced that the couple’s divorce had been finalized. Earlier in the month, Jon Gosselin’s girlfriend, Hailey Glassman, announced that she broke up with Jon because she discovered during a deposition in Jon Gosselin’s lawsuit against TLC that he has been unfaithful to her by having a relationship with Kate Major, a reporter for The Star tabloid.”

    ….
    Jon forced the show to end and no more $$$.

    There is a lot of juicy stuff on wiki about his “flandering” on Kate and others.

    • lulu says:

      But once jon realized that he stopped the gravy train he dropped the lawsuit. TLC countered with breech of contract 25k that is what most likely influenced him to drop it. Kate then filmed for two more seasons sans jon until TLC pulled the plug about a two years ago. It says a lot about kate that despite the camera and large paycheck gone she is still surviving. I suspect she is strict with her spending and back to clipping coupons. While taking small jobs here and there.

      • Mene Seela says:

        My kids, nieces & nephews loved that show. I found Kate to be a constipated control freak but she did love her kids. Jon was just the 9th child.

    • jezzibel says:

      didn’t Kate Major go on to have a volatile on/off thing with Michael Lohan….I’m so embarrassed that I know this.

  50. chismosa says:

    Another Bravo connection with Bethenny’s guest today — Nicole Murphy>>girlfriend/fiancée of Michael Strahan>> cohost to Andy Cohen’s BFF Kelly Ripa

    Richie Wakile is on all the commercials for his next appearance so that was taped already

    • chismosa says:

      And the white couch got tanned like a white couch on Beverly Hills HW I believe
      Lol

    • Mene Seela says:

      It seems that her guest list is delivering a lot of reality stars. Maybe that’s what target audience wants from “Bethenny”?

      • chismosa says:

        Seems so …..
        Maybe the marketing research came to that conclusion who knows. I’m still just shocked Andy hasn’t been on.
        Or Ellen. Or Anderson Cooper. I’m sure they’re all coming soon.

        Not happy she’s having Tiki Barber on next week. He left his pregnant wife for a mistress and he and the mistress (now wife) are going to be on with Melissa and Joe G. on that couples’ panel. She’s into these “panels”.

        THAT is just shady shady ! Such the scandal that guy !

  51. Lulu says:

    Happy Friday!!!! hope everyone is having a wonderful day. Both the boys are that’s for sure! OT a HUGE rant! Yesterday I had a dental appointment for an extraction. The dentist decided that he could “save” the tooth for $$$$$. Refused to extract it. In fact he wasted over an hour of my time for nothing!!!! I’m soo ticked off! Now I have a throbbing tooth and the next available appointment I can get is two weeks!!!! What a JERK!!!

    • Jules says:

      Lulu,
      ALL dentist have emergency appointment. Call them and say EMERGENCY!!! or call a trusted friend and ask for their dentist. Call and say it is an emergency tooth issue to get an quick appointment. Don’t forget to have all your xrays sent to new dentist. If you have insurance look for another dentist that does emergency appointment thru your insurance company.

      I have dental insurance but finally found a great dentist that is not in network. they file and I pay the difference.

      Sorry for your pain.

      • Mene Seela says:

        Good advice Jules. Lulu don’t wait if it hurts so much. I have a sore tooth that I am trying to save because a bridge sounds uncomfortable and expensive. But I would take it out in a minute if I were in pain

    • chismosa says:

      Sorry for that Lulu. Nothing worse than tooth pain. Follow Jules’ advice.
      Good luck

      And remember a thyroid cover when you get X-rays !

    • BB says:

      If my dentist ever refused to extract a tooth I wanted extracted, that would be the last time he would see my hard earned money. I’ve been that route before. Had a root canal, then a crown, only to have the tooth extracted a few weeks later.

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      😦

      I feel your pain. I also spent a ton of money on a tooth that ultimately ended up extracted. Not only that, but it abscessed once and it was probably the worst pain I ever experienced in my life. One side of my face was so swollen, it forced my eye to close. I showed up to work on a Sat and left within 5 minutes, as not only was I in agony and unable to speak because of the swelling..but my co workers are doing impersonations of the scene from The Elephant Man saying “I am not an animal…I am a human being’.

  52. TexasTart says:

    HydrangeaHussy – Thanks so much for the Miami blogs. I agree with all your comments! 🙂

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