Million Dollar Listing LA and Big Bang Theory

Million Dollar Listing L.A.

Episode 8 – All Aboard

by Vilzvet

Madison Hildebrand meets for a second time with Michael, a client whose home known as Eagle Pass he was unable to sell but was able to lease. The lease agreement is due to expire and Madison would love a second chance to try to sell this beautiful home, which now is complete with custom wood decks and ocean views. The two men try to figure out what went wrong the first time and what Madison could do to improve his odds of finding a buyer. The original selling price last year was $3 million; today the more realistic price is set at just under $2.8 million with a three-month time frame. Michael does not want to have any open houses, whcih could present a challenge. Madison gets to work.

Josh Altman has a new listisng on Mulholland Drive, home of Jack Nicholson, among others. This home will be listed for $6.749 million and has been featured in movies, videos, and even housed the American Idol contestants.

Josh Flagg and his rookie assistant Matthew set up a meeting for a client who has a small condo she would like to list. It is not a higher end property, so Josh feels Matthew could handle this listing ultimately by himself.

Josh A. has a family dinner and is joined by Heather, his brother, and his parents.  After teasing the entire table, the brothers reveal that they will be going into business together. Josh’s mother is quite disappointed that the big news wasn’t going to be an engagement announcement.

Madison looks at the long list of those clients who had viewed Eagle Pass when it had been listed previously. He gets some nibbles as he makes his calls.

Josh F. and his assistant Matthew head to their listing meeting. It is a 2,000 sq. ft. condo with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. A rooftop lounge with firepit is a key selling point. Josh leads the meeting and hopes his assistant will pick up his skills, but Matthew is a bit hesitant and has even forgotton the comps in the car! Oops. The sellers are hoping Josh will be able to give some of his time to this sale. Josh assures them he will available. All agree on a selling price of $838,000.00.

The Mulholland Drive house is unique: it is shaped like a ship, has four levels, covers 11,000 sq. ft, has 5 bedrooms and 5 baths, and will be priced at $6,749,000.00. Josh knows this house will require at least $1 million in updates. The current owner does quite well in renting the home out to television shows and for private parties, but is ready to finally sell. It will most likely appeal to an entertainer or athlete, Josh reasons. Many brokers come through the doors that day, to Josh’s pleasure.

Josh F. and Matthew are waiting at the townhouse for their first broker’s open house. Only one potential buyer trickles in. Josh gives Matthew tips and advice and tries to let him do the grunt work.

The Altman brothers are hard at work at Josh’s home. Heather is also present and working on her own projects fielding calls. When Mauricio Umansky calls in to Heather, Matt expresses concern that there could be proprietary information that Heather could overhear. This could present a problem, Josh realizes.

A first offer of $2.4 million for Eagle Pass comes in to Madison. He dutifully informs Michael, who is quite disappointed and does not want to even counter this lowball offer. Madison is put on notice by Michael that he must work hard on this listing or else Michael will go elsewhere.

Back at the Altman house, Heather wants to know why the brothers can no longer talk business with her. Josh is realizing this situation is a powder keg if they cannot all come to a better understanding of how this new partnership is going to affect Josh and Heather’s personal relationship.

Madison sits down to dinner with Marcos, his hot yoga instructor boyfriend. He is pleasantly surprised when  Marcos invites him to Mexico to see his hometown and meet some of his friends, which could lead to some business contacts.

Josh F. and Matthew have an office meeting with the potential buyer of the townhouse. Their all-cash offer will be $828,000.00, and the buyer would like a two-week escrow, which will be almost impossible. Josh advises a counter offer of $835,000.00 and a 30-day escrow. The buyer, who although is ready to move in immediately, counters back with $833,000.00 and will wait 30 days. Josh barely hesitates and agrees to the deal. The buyer is ecstatic.

Josh and Matt A. are hugely disappointed when they find out the Mulholland house is now going to be rented for four months for a movie shoot. This negates their listing contract for the time being. Josh is frustrated at the wasted time and effort but now must move on.

Madison heads to Eagle Pass to talk to Michael and present him with good news: the latest offer will be $2.6 million. A second offer has also come in at $2.615 million. Madison advises a counter offer to both parties of $2,694,000.00. Michael agrees and Madison begins to make his first call.

Josh F. heads to his own personal project, the home he and his boyfriend Colton have purchased and are hoping to flip for a huge profit. They paid $2.3 million for the 3,700 square foot house; Josh would like to sell it when finished for up to $10 million! There have been some delays in getting proper permits, but things are moving along. Colton teases that this house could be perfect for the two of them. Josh has no plans to do so as he loves his high rise apartment and is only building this house as an investment.

Madison gets bad news from his first buyer: a no-go for the counter offer of $2.694 million. Madson phones the second broker with the same counter and receives their authorized best and final offer of $2,635,000.00. Madison thinks this is a must-take offer, but doesn’t want to jeopardize losing any future offers if they accept this one. Michael surprises Madison by smiling and agreeing to the sale!

Next’s week’s preview teases a possible co-listing with Heather and Josh FLAGG! Yikes, Mr. Altman will be none too happy about that!


Big Bang Theory

Synopsis by Stars99

Hey – It’s Anything Can Happen Thursday… aka Big Bang Theory day!  Woo hoooOOOO!!  The Big Bang Theory (BBT) is just way too funny for words and starts its’ 7th season tonight with 2 back-to-back episodes.  NMD has graciously allowed me the opportunity to blog this show this season… SooOOoo…. If you’ve never seen it, I’ve tried to paint a very general picture of the series to catch you up.  If you’ve never watched the show, give it a couple of tries and see what you think.  It may take a while to get to know the characters… but it will be worth it… Trust me!

The show primarily focuses on the lives and love lives of four nerdy, brilliant guys and their pretty next door neighbor.  Their adorable social awkwardness fuels their inability to functionally relate to others and to the world as the rest of us know it.  Instead, they’ve created sort of a geeky protective bubble around themselves wherein; 1) They eat food from predefined restaurants on specific nights of the week; 2) For recreation, they are gamers who often play Halo, World of Warcraft, and every other fantasy or sci-fi based video game known to mankind.  They also compete or play as a team in paintball, Dungeons and Dragons, a weird trading card game called “Mystic Warlords of Ka’a,” Klingon Boggle, 3-D Chess and various other games; and, 3) Every Wednesday they take a weekly excursion to a neighborhood Comic Book Store.  They all take great pride in their extensive knowledge and equally expansive comic book, action hero, and costume collections.

The four guys (3 of whom are Ph.Ds. and the other is a mere engineer and is teased mercilessly about being degree challenged) all work at a Caltech-like University primarily conducting research in their various fields of scientific expertise. Most of the scenes occur at Sheldon and Leonard’s apartment (Yes, the characters were named after Sheldon Leonard, famous producer/director of The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Andy Griffith Show, etc. because the BBT writers were fans of his work).  As the show progresses, the characters have tested the waters outside of their comfort zone and some have even been able to forge successful long-term relationships with the opposite sex.  Let’s meet the main characters:

Sheldon Cooper, B.S., M.S., M.A., Ph.D., Sc.D. OMG – Is a theoretical physicist researching quantum mechanics and string theory and is probably the geekiest narcissist in all the land.  He does not have any type of filter when talking with others and is mostly unable to detect sarcasm and nuance outside of his black and white world.  He is a consummate control-freak and drives everyone around him crazy because he requires them all to play by his rules.  Sheldon is convinced that his superior intellect dictates that he knows better than anyone else how to best do things.  Raj and Howard provided Sheldon’s personal information to a computer dating site and as a result, he was matched up with Amy Farrah-Fowler.  Amy’s mannerisms so perfectly mirror Sheldon’s that it’s positively scary. While she is a Ph.D., a geek in every sense of the word, and loves a sparkly tiara – she and her raging hormones keep running up against Sheldon’s complete indifference towards anything of a sexual nature.  Sheldon created and strictly enforces a formal “Roommate Agreement” with Leonard and a “Relationship Agreement” with Amy and actually required their signatures.   And whatever you do, don’t sit on Sheldon’s “Spot” on the couch… and under NO circumstance can you touch his food.

Leonard Hofstadter, Ph.D. – Is an experimental physicist and is a nerdy, lovable, nice guy who just wants everyone to like him.  He has also been secretly in love with Penny (across the hall) ever since day 1 and they’ve actually dated on and off.  He has to deal with Sheldon more than anyone else since he actually lives with him.  He even drives Sheldon back and forth from work and everywhere he wants to go (Sheldon doesn’t drive.) and is required to live up to all the stipulations in his “Roommate Agreement.”  Throughout the show, he has dated various women, some successfully, others not so much.

Howard Joel Wolowitz, M.Eng. – He works as an aerospace engineer and is a momma’s boy.  He recently married sweet but feisty Bernadette (who is a Ph.D.) and is getting used to married life without his mom so enmeshed in his life. In earlier seasons, he lived with his mother whose voice we hear bellowing to him from off-screen – though we’ve never actually seen her onscreen.  Before getting married, he considered himself as a ladies’ man and was a kind of a pervert of sorts.  He used woefully excruciatingly inappropriate pick-up lines on every woman he met.  In fact, he almost screwed up his relationship with Bernadette because his video game characters made out with vixen “Glenda the Troll” in a video game.  He has actually travelled into outer space which was a huge accomplishment.  However, he also designed a mal-functioning space toilet that was used on the Space Station.

Rajesh Ramayan “Raj” Koothrappali, Ph.D. – Is a particle astrophysicist who is deeply romantic at heart.  He loves to watch romantic comedies partly because he’s been so unsuccessful in having relationships with women because of his extreme shyness.  In fact, for the first 6 seasons of the show, he was unable to hold a conversation with a woman (except his mom and his sister) unless he drank alcohol of some sort.  His parents live in India and want him to marry a nice woman from their culture.  They’ve gone so far as to try to arrange a marriage for him.  He often “Skypes” with them and they always seem to disapprove of how he’s living his life for some reason.  He secretly liked Howard’s then girlfriend, Bernadette, for a while because she was nice to him and thought he was adorable.  It was probably one of the first times a woman had ever paid him a compliment.  Last season, he dated an equally geeky girl named “Lucy.” Her saving grace is that she is just as socially awkward as he is, if not more so.  They broke up, but rumor has it that she’s coming back this season.

Penny (We don’t know her last name) – She moved to L.A. from Nebraska to pursue her acting career.  She currently works at the Cheesecake Factory and is Leonard’s on again/off again love interest.  She has taken some classes at a community college but is obviously less degreed than the guys and feels inferior to them in the intelligence department.  However, she is very street smart and savvy in relating to the rest of the world and uses her looks to her advantage.  She knows pop culture and is continually surprised at how completely lacking these highly intellectual guys can be when they try to relate to the world around them.  However, her character sees through the geeky exterior of the guys into their hearts and she has somehow learned how to relate to each one in a unique way.  Her relationship with Leonard has ruined her for having relationships with cute but dumb guys.  She has learned that she had better know the difference between Star Wars and Star Trek.

Theme song: 

Our whole universe was in a hot dense state,

Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started. Wait…

The Earth began to cool,

The autotrophs began to drool,

Neanderthals developed tools,

We built a wall (we built the pyramids),

Math, science, history, unraveling the mysteries,

That all started with the big bang!

Quotable Quotes: (There are really way too many quotable quotes for words.. . The following is just a very few that continue to make me laugh…)

(They added “Lizard” and “Spock” to the “Rock, Paper, Scissors” game…. Sheldon: “Scissors cuts paper, paper covers rock, rock crushes lizard, lizard poisons Spock, Spock smashes scissors, scissors decapitates lizard, lizard eats paper, paper disproves Spock, Spock vaporizes rock, and as it always has, rock crushes scissors.”

Sheldon: “Why are you crying?”

Penny: “Because I’m stupid!”

Sheldon: “That’s no reason to cry. One cries because one is sad. For example, I cry because others are stupid, and that makes me sad.”

Sheldon: “I’m not crazy; my mother had me tested!”

Raj: “I don’t like bugs, okay? They freak me out.”

Sheldon: “Interesting. You’re afraid of insects and women. Ladybugs must render you catatonic.”

Sheldon: “Leonard, you may be right. It appears that Penny secretly wants you in her life in a very intimate and carnal fashion.”

Leonard: “You really think so?”

Sheldon: “Of course not. Even in my sleep-deprived state, I’ve managed to pull off another one of my classic pranks. BAZINGA!”

Sheldon: “Ah, gravity – thou art a heartless bitch.”

Sheldon: “Howard, you know me to be a very smart man. Don’t you think that if I were wrong, I’d know it?”

Sheldon:  “I have informed you thusly.”

Sheldon:  “What fresh hell is this?”

Sheldon: “Yes well I am polymerized tree sap and you are an inorganic adhesive… So whatever verbal projectile you launch in my direction is reflected off me, returns to its original trajectory and adheres to you.”

Sheldon:  “If “ifs” and “buts” were candy and nuts then we’d all have a Merry Christmas.”

Penny: “I give up. He’s impossible!”

Sheldon: “I can’t be impossible; I exist! I think what you meant to say is, ‘I give up; he’s improbable.’”

Sheldon: “Here’s an interesting fact about alcohol: Man is not the only species that ferments fruit in order to become intoxicated. Can you guess what the other is? Hint: sometimes they pack the alcohol in their trunks.”

Penny: “Monkeys.”

Sheldon: “When does a monkey have a trunk?”

Penny: “When a suitcase just won’t do.”

Leonard: “What would you be if you were attached to another object by an inclined plane, wrapped helically around an axis?”

Sheldon: “Screwed.”

Leonard: “There you go.”

Sheldon:  “I am a man of science… Not someone’s snuggle bunny.”

Sheldon:  “Zazzy!”

Leonard: “Penny, you don’t want to get into it with Sheldon. The guy’s one lab accident away from being a super villain.”

Leonard: “That’s right! Cuz that’s how we roll in the Shire!”

Penny: “Another night? I guess you could try… but deep inside your heart you’ll know that laundry night is always Saturdaynight.”

Sheldon: “Woman, you’re playing with forces beyond your ken.”

Penny: “Yeah, well your Ken can kiss my Barbie.”

Amy: “Did you know that the iconic Valentine’s heart shape is not actually based on the shape of a human heart, but rather on the shape of the buttocks of a female bending over.”

Penny: “Oh, so I spent 7th grade dotting my I’s with asses? Cool.”

Penny: “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Sheldon.”

Penny: “So that means, you’re a doctor, you’re a doctor, you’re a doctor, you’re a doctor and … Howard you know a lot of doctors.”

Penny: “Holy crap on a cracker!”

Penny: “Oh you’re going to jibber jabber about jibber jabber!”

Penny: “Apparently, the one fella tried to adjust the thermostat, then the other fella went bat-crap crazy.”

Bernadette: “Boy, I don’t know if I could be friends with Howie if we broke up.”

Howard: “Why not?”

Bernadette: “I’m a very vengeful person.”

Howard: “Really?”

Bernadette: “With access to weaponized smallpox.”

Bernadette: “Sheldon doesn’t know when he’s being mean because the part of his brain that should know is getting a wedgie from the rest of his brain.”

Sheldon:  (Sings) “Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur.  Happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr, purr, purr.”

Bernadette: “Who’s Siri? Is he dating someone new?”

Howard: “Yes, his phone.”

Bernadette: “Is that cute? Or creepy?”

Amy: “Sheldon, is it possible that your foul mood — or, to use the clinical term, bitchiness — is because your mother isn’t making you a priority?”

Sheldon: “No. Or, to use the clinical term: ‘nuh-uh.’”

Amy: “You can’t blame yourself. When your pre-frontal cortex fails to make you happy, promiscuity rewards you with the needed flood of Dopamine. We neurobiologists refer to it as the Skank reflex!”

Amy: (Reading Sheldon’s relationship agreement) “Section 5, Hand Holding: Hand holding is only allowed under the following circumstances: A) Either party is in danger of falling of a cliff, precipice or ledge; B) Either party is deserving of a hearty hand shake after winning a noble prize; or, C) Moral support during flu shots.”


MelTheHound is without internet – so no Survivor recap today.

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229 Responses to Million Dollar Listing LA and Big Bang Theory

  1. Powell says:

    Good morning. Happy Friday eveeee. I don’t know about you but it seems likes its been a long week. But we shall get thru it. 🙂
    Stars how did you know I’m a BBT fan?
    Have a great day.

    • ladebra says:

      OMG, love BBT. I have been watching since season 1. I got my sister and her family hooked on it, and we constantly Bazinga! each other. lol. great job with the blogs Vilvetz and Starzy.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Hi Pooh! Hi everyone! Love BBT!!

  2. Powell says:

    MTH I was wondering where you were yesterday. I hope all is well and you are up and running very soon. You know we can’t do
    w/o your snark. 🙂

  3. Powell says:

    Watching Wendy Williams. She’s saying Jaq is out on NJ & Caro is temporarily out cuz she’s shooting the pilot. Kathy will be downgraded to a “friend of”. New HW will be added. We will not see her house or family. Well that’s some good stuff if that happens.

    • chismosa says:

      I hate when I catch these snippets before watching but I just can’t stay away from the blog !

      Hahah- Powell have a great day

      I’m watching an old epi of NJ. Gotta love that Danielle.

      NJBev: my mother and the friend staying with us are off to Millionaire today …… We’ll see what happens ???

    • Lulu says:

      Morning Powell!!! What about meho and Joego??? Please tell me they are F-I-R-E-D!!!

    • Amalfi says:


      Maybe I will miss Drunky and Chucky… ummm. NO!

    • missusmc says:

      I feel like we’re at the point with all the cities where we need to just pack up the one or two good ones from each city and move them to a new location, where they will be on the only Real Housewives show. Think Real Housewives All Stars. It would be easy casting, since there are literally only one or two good ones left in each city. And it would be especially fun to see them survive in a small town, or at least a smallish city. It would be fun to see Teresa, Ramona, Lisa V, Cynthia, Jeana (none of the current RHOC housewives would make the cut, obviously), and pick your choice from Miama because I don’t watch all interact.

    • plainviewsue says:

      Saw this from a few sources yesterday. I am cautiously optimistic cos I remember last year they said Caroline & Jacqueline were gone, and it didn’t happen.

    • chismosa says:

      Ewwww Powell I just watched so its going to be face for TV Kim D!?!?!? As the new housewife ???? But we won’t be able to see her house or family or kids ?? Then wtf is she on for ??

      Ughhhh what does she have on Andy. So GROSS

      • HuskerHuny says:

        New Jersey needs a totally new cast who are not related to each other, live within their means, have no outstanding warrants or arrests or a shady past. That should really reduce the selection pool. I’m so sure that the state has some interesting people that won’t turn our stomachs week after week.

        • Amalfi says:

          Or loudmouth know it alls and drunks.

        • chismosa says:

          Husker from what I just saw on Wendy she intimated that its Kim D. It is someone we “know already”

          How awful for us all

          • Amber...Real Wife says:

            Hi Chismosa! If it is DaffyDuckLipKimD it’ll be non stop anarchy. That is one crazy sewer dweller who lives for causing and watching CHAOS. IIRC when we first saw her interact w/ Carolinebacker @ Brownstone her husband was a foul mouthed drunk who was spouting hateful stuff about Danielle. I think he had the WCFields busted drunk nose that comes from drinking so much. If ShadySchadenfreudeKimD gets to be a “REAL” HW the show will become and even bigger FUSTERCLUCK. I mean i’ll watch but will keep the Mylanta and Prilosec nearby. 😉

            • chismosa says:

              Amber I think if this is who is back— it’s a sign the show is really over. If this season was not enough.
              If she is featured PROMINENTLY at the reunion, that may be a signal she’s on

              What a mess

              MISSUSMC– I agree and would love Danielle back. But not if the Don isn’t there for her to take down. Lol

          • missusmc says:

            I want Danielle to come back.

          • HuskerHuny says:

            No freakin’ way – Kim D? I’m guessing she has mob connections and has threatened the Bravo honchos – cast me full time or else!!!

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Wendy’s been wrong before. (about a lot of things) Still love her, but she reports/spreads rumors for a living. Her hot topics are not ALWAYS based in fact. I’ll wait and see… no celebrating…

  4. Lulu says:

    Good Morning all!!! Hope everyone’s day is going great! Both boys are doing great! Aiden has learned how to roll onto his back from tummy time! Governor is his typical charming self. So DH wants to take the boys on a prop plane. We live close to a private jet hanger they offer very short flights only 30 minutes. I’m not scared of flying but I’m feeling apprehensive!!! what do you think too young????

    • Amalfi says:

      Hey my husband could take my baby boys on a prop plane when he pries them from my dead cold hands.

      Haha just kidding. I’d be scurred tho…

    • LaineyLainey says:

      WHAT???!! The baby has rolled over and the next step is a prop plane?? interesting… I know it sounds like I’m 100% against it,…but well….it could be fun for them (esp the Governor) and what better way to start seeing life as an adventure and not something to fear. I however, will stay on the ground.

    • Powell says:

      Lulu I think the Governor will totally love it. If you are there I think little Aiden will give you all a funny look like WTH? when the plane starts moving but your arms will let him know its ok & then he’ll enjoy it. It should be fun.

  5. VV says:

    Teresa and Melissa ARE NOT the same. Teresa will never try to keep her in laws away from the family. Teresa will never get on a TV show behind his brother and SIL’s back. Teresa will never coach Juicy on what to do. I don’t get when people say they are the same. THEY ARE NOT.

    • plainviewsue says:

      Agree VV!

    • Amalfi says:

      They both have huge egos, narcissistic personalities and want to be the best loved and most popular – like ever. Most women their age know there are more important things…. I think Teresa has already realized this over the course of the show.

      Mel is still in lala land acting like she is the most popular cheerleader in 11th grade. Grow up.

      • VV says:

        I refer back to my comment. You seem to concentrate on only one aspect. I will differ to say ALL HWs want the same. There are HUGE differences between Teresa and Melissa. HUGE.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      What brought this on, Vivster? Melissa and I are the same. Neither of us can sing,..WELL.

    • kit9 says:

      They aren’t the same at all. It’s insulting to suggest they are….insulting to Melissa. Melissa hasn’t repeatedly tried to destroy Teresa’s marriage. Melissa hasn’t brutally used her kids in her war against Teresa, to the point that they are begging her to stop. Melissa never went to Joe Giudice and told him Teresa would dump him for a richer man. Melissa hasn’t tried to enlist others to spread dirt on Teresa like Teresa did with Jac. Melissa hasn’t told everyone in NJ that Teresa used to be a stripper. Melissa hasn’t looked down on others for not being rich and insulted their homes and wardrobes. Melissa hasn’t gone bat shi*t crazy violent, repeatedly. Melissa hasn’t taken her anger at Teresa out on T’s kids by not getting them birthday presents. Oh, and Melissa hasn’t been indicted on 39 counts of federal fraud charges. HUGE DIFFERENCES.

      • VV says:

        Thank you faithful Bravo watcher. This is exactly the story that Bravo and Siren are feeding us. You believe it. I don’t.

      • chismosa says:

        I’m KooKoo 😵😵😵because I know all the manipulations and $hit Sirens and Bravo are cooking and I still agree with Kit (👍👍kit)

        Bellvue has a room ready for me ! Lol 💊💊💊💉💉💉💉

      • mrs peabody says:

        Melissa has done worse, she’s tried to destroy the whole family relationship.

      • melthehound says:

        You have never heard Teresa tell everyone that MeGo use to be a stripper. Name the episode where she said that… MeGo, is not Joe’s sister but Teresa is Joey’s. As for birthday presents either way, you don’t have any idea what has happened, any more than the rest of us. If you honestly think that Gorga famewhore can be insulted in any way, especially after watching this season and reading any part of her book.. well then… bless your heart.

  6. Amalfi says:

    I love Big Bang Theory. You go, Starsy!!

    • mrs peabody says:

      That was a great recap of that show. I’ve watched all seasons and you hit it on the head Stars99!

    • jezzibel says:

      Me too, I actually have the Rock, Paper, Scissor, Lizard, Spock tee-shirt. It and my Dr. Who weeping angels/vitruvian man shirt are my two favorite tee-shirts

    • missusmc says:

      This really made my day to read about BBT. Love that show!

    • plainviewsue says:

      Hubby and I finally started watching last season. My youngest son kept saying how great it was on and on and on!!!! So we watched and were hooked. My favorites are Sheldon and Penny. Sheldon is just sooo funny.

      • AZGirl says:

        Sue: Did you get a call back from the Book Revue? I actually received a response from my email. Look down thread.

        • plainviewsue says:

          Did not get a phone call. But I did get an answer in a tweet

          Book Revue ‏@BookRevueLI 4h
          @plainviewsue We respect and appreciate the views expressed by our customers, just as we respect the rights of the author to express theirs

          • Powell says:

            Penny. (knock knock) Penny. (knick knock) Penny(.knock knock) Penny. (knick knock) Penny. (knick knock) Yes Sheldon.

      • Amalfi says:

        This is wrong because I love Leonard too, but I always secretly wish Sheldon (were he capable of emotion in a small way) and Penny would fall in love, get married and have beautiful, brainy babies .,,

        • ladebra says:

          IRL Kaley Cuoco just got engaged to her tennis player BF, so now she can get married and have little gorgeous tennis player babies !

          • Amalfi says:

            I saw that! That was pretty quick on the heels of whatever guy she was just with a couple months ago… I don’t really keep up with them off the show, but it was ambient knowledge I absorbed. I am not sure what tennis player, but anyone she’d marry is going to have to be really really ugly to hinder her genetic adorableness.

  7. cusi77 says:

    Good Morning NMD and Everyone!

    That you Vilzvet, I love your Blogs! Thank you Stars!

    I watch on Thursdays Project Runway (does not have many reruns… Difficult to watch if I don’t catch the First time) As soon as this Season is over, there will be another Great Project Runway All Stars!!!!! I am watching for sure!

    • chismosa says:

      I hope they pick good people

      I hope that disgusting Ken is not on it. Attitude !!!!

      • cusi77 says:

        Ken is gone. He was let go last week’s episode. He had another big rant with peers and production, they had to leave him in a room alone… Not was that the aparent reason they let him go: his work was incomplete and wrong.

    • HuskerHuny says:

      That’s a big uh-huh from me. This season’s PR All-Stars is bringing back some past winners as well as the sorry, but no cigar designers. Jeffrey, Irina and one other winner I can’t think of right now. Looks like it’s going to be a good one.

      • chismosa says:

        Wait — winners are allowed back ???
        Not fair.

        And two nasty ones at that!

        • HuskerHuny says:

          Project Runway All Stars season 3 – Ari South (aka Andy South), Christopher Palu, Daniel Esquivel, Elena Slivnyak, Irina Shabeyna, Jeffrey Sebelia, Korto Momolu, Melissa Fleis, Mychael Knight, Seth Aaron Henderson and Viktor Luna. Loved Seth Aaron, his designs, not so much. Loved Irina’s designs, not her so much. Everyone loved Mychael. It’s going to be fun!

          • Mene Seela says:

            Irina walked out on her Fashion Week show recently. Uber-snot.

          • chismosa says:

            Wait — are there 3 winners in there ? I’m sorry I find that completely unfair.

            • HuskerHuny says:

              I kind of look at it this way. Some seasons have better designers as other seasons have weaker designers. Just because you won your year, does that mean you will win or go far against some of the best designers from several different seasons? It definitely puts a lot more pressure on the previous winners.

              • chismosa says:

                But the FINANCIAL (!!!!!) and notoriety and other exposures that you get as a winner surely should not let these people have a second chance. Even likable ones.

                If I tweeted I’d tweet pro run my disdain over this. Maybe I can email.
                NOT fair. Sorry
                I am very riled up about this !!!😡😡😡👗👗👗⛔

                Nothing against you Husker ! Hugs for Husker ….

      • Donna says:

        My favorite was Rami

  8. AZGirl says:

    Good morning everyone! Thanks for the recaps!
    F.Y.I. I email the Book Revue that is hosting Mel’s book signing tomorrow night. THEY RESPONDED! The email basically says that they cannot read all the books that are scheduled for a signing BUT they going to take a look at Mel’s book.
    Pretty cool that I got a response and that they are looking at the book. I wonder anyone else had any response back from Book Revue??

  9. HuskerHuny says:

    Who caught Law and Order: SVU last night? I debated on if I was going to watch it or not and I’ve been a faithful watcher of it since day one. I knew it was going to be a disturbing episode and it didn’t disappoint. Very dark.

    • Amalfi says:

      I used to love it. It is unrecognizable to me anymore.

    • chismosa says:

      I read your first line. I’m about to watch it now.

      I didnt read the rest of your comment

    • I didn’t watch it, I stopped watching years ago, but my daughter loves it!!! She hasn’t watched it yet and is not sure she is going to…..I mean how much sh*t can Olivia go thru really, lol!! It’s like Soap Opera territory!! But I did recognize the guy that held her captive is the guy from The Wire that is the prison guard on Orange is the New Black, I think….

      One of our house jokes is “This time it’s personal!!!” and we say it in Stabler’s voice, lol

    • lillybee says:

      I watched it, too. The first hour was dark. The second one was a typical SVU episode.

      • HuskerHuny says:

        Olivia is going to carry this with her for the entire season. I would like to see her happy for once, but with that kind of a job, not so much happy. I really miss the original Law and Order, but this is a close second. Bringing Stabler back for an episode would be really interesting as well as the trial of her kidnapper, if they choose to make it part of the show.

    • Powell says:

      I haven’t watched for yrs but I turned past it. Was Mariska’s character beat up?

      • HuskerHuny says:

        Maybe you can catch it on reruns on Saturday night. Sometimes they do rerun an SVU. But yeah, Olivia was kidnapped for four days by a serial rapist/killer. That’s all I’ll say so not to ruin it for others. It was amazing and scary.

  10. SoutheastVA says:

    Stars99 – I love BBT also. My son loves to watch for Sheldon’s comic book related t-shirts. He’s found a few to wear himself. To add to your Sheldon’s quotes, “Will Wheaton!!!”

  11. Butters'Mom says:

    So excited Stars99 is going to blog TBBT. It is my favorite show. Butters’Dad and I watch it religiously. Of course Butters’Dad is a physicist and very Sheldon-like. In fact, ButtersDad actually uttered the phrase, “I’m a physicist, not a hippy” before Sheldon did. Additionally, Butters’Dad has a crush on Amy Farrah Fowler. She’s his free pass it he ever has the opportunity.

  12. YAY Stars!!! LOL!! BBT hits so close to this house I live in, lol!! What scares me when I do watch it is that I understand and get the references because of my nerdy children,, and hubs lol!!! Sheldon, I get him, he reminds me of my son when he was much younger, so many rules and the thing about his room that we still say “No touchie” cuz he didn’t want anyone touching his stuff!! lol This is a show that my Husband and Daughter watch together and they just howl!!

  13. ItzAngieDuh says:

    Good morning! Happy Thursday!! OMG-I love, love, love BBT!! Sheldon is probably my fave, but I live Howard & Raj. Starzy had soo much fun with that synopsis-I can tell. Mego’s book (the excerpts) told me everything I needed to know. Now it can sit on the shelves next to Bitter Clown’s & they can collect dust together. Does anyone believe she doesn’t poop at home? PVS really sticks it to her on twitter. I also like how she rally’s against Rich Wacky-lay. She’s a beast!! You go girl. I wish Mego & Joey Marco were not returning next season, but st least our view of Richie will be limited. Now it looks like Joseph is becoming a chip off the old block. I think Kathy should put down the cannoli kits & stop her son from becoming a POS like her husband! Have a happy Thursday!

  14. Sam says:

    Okay, I have info on Melissa’s book deal and sales, both according to Publisher’s Weekly. First the info on the deal, from a list of deals dated January 7, 2013 (sorry I didn’t find this sooner!) — and note the mention of a co-author/ghostwriter at the end:

    “Melissa Gorga, a current cast member of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, sold Love, Italian Style: The Secrets of My Hot and Spicy Marriage to St. Martin’s Press. Kathy Huck took all languages world rights in the deal from Alex Glass and Jessica Stark at Trident Media Group, working with Mehran Farhat at the MF Stark Group. Melissa has been married for eight years to real estate developer Joe Gorga, who also appears on the Bravo reality show, and has three children. The book, in which Melissa says she will “share the story of [her] life,” among other things, with her husband, is scheduled for a fall 2013 release. Novelist/memoirist Val Frankel (This Is the New Happy) is writing the book with Melissa.”

    And now the sales info — but first I have to define the term “one-day laydown.” What this means is that the book is released everywhere on the same day and cannot be sold prior to that date even though bookstores will usually have received boxes of the book prior to the laydown date. This approach (which is difficult to enforce) is generally used as part of a marketing campaign that hopes to get a large volume of sales within a short period of time so that the book will immediately end up on a bestseller list. So with that in mind, here’s the info on Melissa’s September 17, 2013 sales from PW:

    “Love Italian Style by Melissa Gorga (St. Martin’s Press, $25.99; ISBN 978-1-250-04148-7). 200,000 copies. One-day laydown.”

    In other words, she sold 200,000 copies on that one day — which I believe will be the best day of sales she’ll ever have, since I don’t think the current controversy over her apparent support for marital rape will increase sales. (Wishful thinking, maybe?)

    • Sam says:

      WAIT! Stop the presses!

      I just found out that 200,000 copies wasn’t what she sold, it was what the publisher released on the laydown day. So she didn’t sell that many copies; that number of copies was simply made available to the public on that date.

      • Sam says:

        And I’m sorry about the error! I misread the PW listing — which is why I normally leave such things to my agent! (A business person I ain’t!)

        • Sam says:

          Not to get too obsessive about correcting myself, but my misreading was of the title; the info comes from the September “On-Sale Calendar” dated August 5th, reporting what would be on sale in September on what dates; I thought I was looking at a list of September sales.

          • Mene Seela says:

            200K, is that considered a large number of books or an average release?

            • Sam says:

              Here’s the link to the list so you can compare her book to others from the same period:


              You’ll see several books with a smaller number — 50,000 to 150,000 — but these aren’t celebrity books. Billy Crystal’s book has a release of 800,000. And Nicholas Sparks’ new novel is at 1 million copies.

              • lulu says:

                Thank you Sam!!!!! Im curious how many were sold in both print and digital?

                • Sam says:

                  I haven’t found that info yet, but I’ll keep looking. I let my subscription to PW expire because I wasn’t using it enough to justify the cost, so I’m limited to the free pages and that makes it harder for me to find stuff like this.

              • LaineyLainey says:

                Thank you, Sam!! YOu are awesome, possum. I might want to right a book filled with Laineyisms. that’s one: “awesome possum’….nor original enough? NO MATTER!! Oh and when I say “right” instead of “write” ….that’s a Laineyism, too.

                Is there an author section called “The Highly Disturbed”….that’s my section!!

                • Sam says:

                  Hey, thanks!

                  And you’ve made me want a t-shirt that says AWESOME POSSUM on it! I love it!

                  But as for that “highly disturbed” part — in my family we call it “eccentric” because it makes us feel better about our definitely disturbed ways!

            • chismosa says:

              In my experience that’s pretty good// solid for a reality star, and not one who’s been around for like long long time —

              • Sam says:

                To me it’s okay — not great but not bad — but I’m thinking maybe Bravo had something to do with the number of copies released. I’ve heard rumors that they get a cut of all RH-related sales, and if this is the case then it would make sense that they’d put some money behind the project. (But like I said, these are just rumors, so I’m only guessing here.)

                • chismosa says:

                  Hey Sam– yeah you know that is something we used to discuss on here back when Bethenny started with her deals. I think the concessus (so?) we came up with is that Bravo learned from Bethenny and possibly are taking %ages from people after B..

                  I can’t imagine Bravo benefitting from Teresa’s success though. I don’t know
                  Thanks for your 411!

                  • Sam says:

                    You’re welcome!

                    And thanks for the info about the Bethenny discussions. It makes sense that she taught Bravo the value of locking Housewives into deals that include a cut of any money they make as a result of their RH fame. Plus if this is true it would explain why the Housewives are so desperate to keep coming up with ways to make extra money, since it would mean Bravo is siphoning off their profits. (As are their agents, but at least agent money is earned through work.)

          • Powell says:

            Thks Sam. So a reputable writer has put their name & rep on the line THIS book. Why would the writer do it?

            • Sam says:

              It’s pretty simple: money.

              Plus in such situations the writer doesn’t have to do any PR stuff (book tours, TV shows, etc.), which can be torture for people who love to write but hate to promote. (I’m one of those people.)

        • rabblerouser2010R says:

          LOL- It’s okay Sam. The info is interesting…

          On famewhorga’s someone found a sight the tracked Amonzon and Kindle says and in from what I could tell in Aug and Sept only a few hundred copies were sold.

          • Sam says:

            Thanks! I’ll try to stop beating myself up over it, then — but I just hate to make stupid mistakes like that!!!!

            And yes, a few hundred copies sounds way more likely. I was really surprised when I thought it was 200,000. Then I told myself, “Okay, I don’t understand Chelsea Handler’s popularity either and her books sold well, so maybe it’s possible.” You just never know what books will suddenly take off — but I’m glad this one is a bomb! (And I hope it stays that way!)

  15. shamrockblonde says:

    for thirty minutes every Thursday, we all sit and watch the same show BBT!!!! – love love love it!!! – cannot wait for tonight – and after watching Survivor last night, all I could think of was what would happen if Colton and Amanda from BB15 were in the same house? not sure how many of you watched Big Brother, but Amanda was a disgusting, racist pig – kind of like a female Colton but maybe a bit worse – thanks for the recap it was great!!!

    and as for MDLA – all I could think of was BERT!!!! – too funny!!! – I can’t stand that guy – I only watch for Josh Flagg – the rest are all just annoying –

  16. VV says:

    MDL is scripted as well. Bert and Heather are bad actors. I still like the show because I enjoy the properties they show…

    I wonder how scripted is Top Chef…

    • Powell says:

      VV I love the properties too. I was watching earlier and Bart has his friends & family fly down just to tell them he & Matt are now partners & his mom is disappointed cuz she thought it was going to be a marriage proposal to Heather. Ugh. I can’t stand him.

  17. Let’s see if this works. MTH deserves a day off.
    Survivor – Blood vs Water
    by DesignerNailsDiana
    Rule in Chaos
    The Retreads a.k.a. Galang tribe were treated to Colton being his usual baby self and trying to take control of the team. He starts strategizing and Gervase shuts him down. Too soon to start this until they lose a competition. Let me just say that Colton was a big asshat on his season and no one missed him when he was transported out. Poor Colton missed his Caleb sooo much. UGH grow up you big whiney baby!
    At Tadhana the men are fishing and bonding while the girls are feeling vulnerable being down to only 3 of them versus the 5 guys. They seem rather boring. Take me back to the Retreads… Tree mail arrives announcing that they will now go to Redemption Island. We will see Rupert, Candice and Marissa (who they voted out because of Gervase’ celebrating the win) compete in a challenge. John is worried about Candice and how he’s hurting because he let her go instead of taking her place like Rupert did with Laura B. He just needs to see her smile to let him know she’s okay.
    Redemption Duel: Operation Balance Build
    Galang Tribe comes in first and they wait to see which “blood” got voted out first at Tribal Council. As Tadhana walks in Gervase sees that his niece Marissa was voted out. A few of the women on the Galang tribe cry because they are happy to see their “blood” is still in the game. As Candice enters she winks at John and he immediately feels better. Rupert gets a kiss blown to him from Laura B. Marissa is not happy that she’s there because of her Uncle’s actions and she tells Gervase what his little celebration did to her game. He promised to do it again, for spite!
    Jeff informs everyone that again this is Blood VS Water and the option to switch places is still available. Gervase doesn’t take Marissa’s place, but I don’t think she wanted him to anyway. I think she wants her own revenge.
    Jeff explains how this challenge works. They will use a long pole to maneuver a wooden spool through a metal maze which is vertical. Once they get to the top, they will place their spool on a small platform and head back for their next one. To make it more difficult, the entire structure sits on a spring, which means if they touch it, it will wobble and may cause the spools to fall. If the spool(s) fall you start all over. The first two to get all 10 of their spools placed stay alive. The last person to finish is out of this game for good. In addition, the first person to finish gets to decide which of the people still in the game gets a clue to the location of a hidden immunity idol. Rupert goes balls to the walls and ends up seeing the spool fall. He starts over again. Candice is concentrating and moving well thru the maze. Marissa is too as she wants her revenge. Rupert is up to his 9th spool when disaster strikes and they go tumbling off the platform. Candice carefully places her 10th one and is first followed by Marissa. Rupert is going home, but not before he proclaims “I Love Survivor, but I Love My Wife MORE”. He drops his buff in the fire and heads out. Candice now has the option to give a clue to the Hidden Immunity Idol to anyone she chooses. Of course she picks her husband John. I think I heard the sound of an arrow being shot when she gave it to him.
    Tadhana returns to their camp from the duel and they congratulate John on getting the clue. Later, Vytas, Hayden, John, Caleb and Brad get together to talk strategy. Vytas says that they should vote out Rachel next because maybe Tyson will switch with her and go to Redemption. With Tyson at Redemption Island he will no longer be a strong opponent for Tadhana at challenges. John doesn’t like that because Tyson could beat Candice there and she would be out. John tells the guys that having the clue will keep them together until the merge. It is either a good thing or a bad thing cause someone might target him.
    Colton upsets the calm, friendly tribe vibe. He doesn’t like that everyone is getting along. He needs tension and suspicion among the tribe. He starts by telling Gervase that Laura M. is a big threat and needs to go first. He goes on to tell Monica that Tyson wants to get rid of her and he tells Tina that Gervase wants to get rid of Aras. Colton says, “It’s not hard for me to like twist a story and lie to someone, you know to benefit me in this game.” He thinks if he can make everyone suspicious of one another he can rule the game. Tina mentions to Kat that Colton is trying to discuss who to vote out. Kat reveals, “I do not want to play against Colton. I can’t have him against me, because he will turn on me.” Kat tells Colton that Tina is not happy with him. Colton, of course, wants Kat to tell him everything that Tina said. Kat doesn’t recall her exact words, so Colton goes and finds Tina. Colton is making a big deal about it and Kat is not happy about it. Colton says, “When I’m angry, I turn into like a raging bitch and hopefully this camp will erupt into chaos, because there’s one thing I know. I can rule in chaos.” When the tribe is all together, Colton attacks Kat and threatens to vote her out next. Tina is so pissed at Colton. She says, “There is just so much drama and you don’t want to deal with drama for 39 days.” Aras encourages everyone to have a peaceful camp and concentrate on winning. Tyson suspects that Colton really has not changed. Colton says, “I hope we get to the immunity challenge tomorrow and get slaughtered.” He is so delusional and thrives on conflict. I hope he’s the first one voted out of the Retreads tribe.
    Later, Aras, Tyson, Gervase, Tina and Monica get together outside of camp to discuss Colton. They decide they need to check in with each other so that what happened last night doesn’t happen again. They know Colton is just trying to make them turn against each other. He called Colton a bully for what he did to Kat the night before. They are in the alliance to the end. We all know how this will turn out, but let’s pretend we believe they will last til the end.
    Immunity/Reward Challenge: In the Barrel
    Jeff explains how this challenge works. Three members of each tribe will be tied together while pushing another tribe member, who is inside a barrel, through a series of flagpoles. At each flagpole, the person in the barrel must grab a bag of balls. Once they have all four bags, the remaining tribe members will race to roll the balls up a ramp, to land them in a series of cut out circles. The first tribe to land all six of their balls wins immunity and is safe from Tribal Council. The losers will go to Tribal Council, where someone will be voted out of the tribe and be sent to Redemption Island. The reward part of the challenge is fishing gear, which will help them catch fish and stay fed and strong in the game. Galang chooses to set Kat out of the game, since they have one member more than Tadhana. Katie is inside the barrel for Tadhana, while Laura M. is inside the barrel for Galang. Tyson, Aras, and Monica are pushing the barrel for the returning players on the Galang tribe. Vytas, Brad and John are pushing the barrel for the loved ones on the Tadhana tribe. Galang takes the lead after collecting their bag of balls at the second flagpole. Laura M. helps keep Galang in the lead by quickly untying the bag of balls from the flagpoles. Tadhana catches up to Galang by the fourth flagpole, where Katie unties her final bag of balls at the same time as Laura M. Tadhana then takes the lead, as they get their barrel in the final cradle quicker than Galang. This gives Hayden a head start trying to land the balls in their targets for Tadhana. Hayden lands two balls before Gervase even lands his first ball. Hayden then lands a third ball, but Gervase responds by landing two balls back to back. Galang and Tadhana are tied at three balls each with three more to go. Gervase scores the fourth point, but Hayden lands a fourth ball to tie it up. Gervase then finishes it off by landing two balls in a row, which gives Galang the victory. He yells, “Marissa, that’s for you baby!” Galang wins their second immunity challenge in a row and gets the fishing equipment reward. Tadhana must now go to Tribal Council, where they will vote to send someone to Redemption Island.
    Let’s skip the bull crap.
    Tribal Council has 2 targets Rachel and Ceira…. Oh wait Ceira didn’t like being the pawn so she thinks John should have his name written down. It’s rather tense as Jeff reads the votes. Rachel, Ceira, John, Rachel, John, Rachel, Rachel. Off she goes to Redemption Island to wait and see if Tyson will save her. Everyone hopes he switches places with her so a strong competitor will be out of the main challenges. This could be a great move or the biggest mistake, either way, Survivor is back!

    • melthehound says:

      I had a whole bunch of stuff written but since I can’t type and there are too many hot keys that do what I don’t want them to (like close the browser -ctrl+q), I will just say job well done DND 😀

    • ladebra says:

      Hey! Good job Diana, and enjoy your day off MTH 🙂 I missed why you were MIA but gather it had to do with Internet/cable issues. Hope you are back up and running 🙂

      • melthehound says:

        Yes, that was the reason… At around noon on Tuesday I had internet and cable, At around 12:01, I didn’t. The bill was up to date and everything. After a couple hours on the phone, I finally got connected to tech support, in India, to get someone out here for 5 minutes today.

        • melthehound says:

          I am still getting auto messages that someone will be here between 8am and 8pm today and that someone over 18 needs to be here…. even though… I was told by tech support that no on needed to be here. Good part is, the messages are both in Spanish and English even though the automessage doesn’t wait for the beep to start playing for voice mail. AT&T… You would Think that these asshats would know how a phone system works by now. Worse part is, this is for unable to connect.,. What do they tell me to do? Check their website… Assholes.

  18. VV says:

    Why doesn’t Bravo show RHONJ last season on Throw Back Thursday when Caroline was bitter than a lemon?

    • melthehound says:

      Usually, throwbacks are done to show Change. What has changed about Momz?

    • chismosa says:

      VV they had something on the screen saying to tweet in your requests for Thursdays – with a particular hashtag or whatever crap.

      As Jill coined #getoveryourself


      • VV says:

        Like Bravo actually listens to its audience 🙄

        • chismosa says:

          Vv I saw Beth has pants on all week. Stylist changed it up

          Reiterating your 🙄

          When can I look forward to you watching her ? For Martha ?
          The preview I saw for Brandi looks baaaaaad

          • VV says:

            I want to watch the Martha Stewart, not interested in Brandi.
            B played it smart by showing the clip of MS saying she was a pest that way is out there ahead of time. There is a reason MS didn’t like B she saw through her BS and neurotic personality not something she had wanted for her brand. I’m just more interested in their body language through the interview because I know MS will play nice.

            • chismosa says:

              I notice B when she doesn’t open her mouth is in her very analyzing mode and tries to look quiet and like she pays very deep attention.
              I think she’s got stuff in her forehead. Her brows look exta arched lately. She’ll probably be quiet and well-behaved. 😯

  19. AZGirl says:

    I am not on Twitter but I found this on another blog posts. Alexis@drellnco on Twitter has a form letter asking Book Revue not to allow Mel’s book signing on Friday night. Alexis’s timeline has the form letter. WOW! I have a feeling Book Revue is getting hammered. I you don’t have much going on today head over to her timeline and tweet or email that letter.

    • vilzvet says:

      I’m a little behind here but almost caught up on this story. wish I could be a fly on a wall at that signing, but have no plans to go. plainviewsue, are you going? (not to buy of course!) What a horrible bunch of excerpts. I watched this week’s episode this morning and I can’t believe how they portrayed her Florida radio station appearance. That huge concert must have just happened, did anyone find out where it was and if Melissa really appeared? I also look forward to Big Bang Theory recaps, so glad Jim Parsons grabbed another Emmy this week. He was so cute and emotional in his acceptance speech.

    • Nancy says:

      AZGirl…Do you know if she is coming to LA?

  20. shamrockblonde says:

    thanks for the recap Diana! well done!! – remember when Ozzy’s tribe deliberately lost a challenge so they could vote someone out? if it wasn’t for Redemption Island I would be completely in favor of the retreads doing exactly that to vote off Colton – but if he won, then the loved ones would have to deal with him – so no – but I hope he goes soon – such a rotten egg that one –

  21. chismosa says:

    I’m just wondering if Gabrielle Reece had this much or any flack when her book released. I saw her on so many interviews on TV and stuff.
    I don’t remember a kerfuffle but I may not have paid much attention.

    I don’t care one way or another but maybe because she is a successful athlete vs Bravo Z list reality person ????

    • missusmc says:

      I think it’s because Gabrielle’s husband didnt get so involved. The most offensive quotes in the book were from Joe Gorga. I think people realize just how disgusting it is more when it comes from a man than a woman. But you are absolutely right- there was a little outrage when her book came out, but then it all fizzled.

      • chismosa says:

        Good point. And I think Gab and her husband have tons of sponsorships and make money off that and have reputations.

        I would love to know if a place like Jezebel cared if someone like Gabby thinks like this …..

        Mel is only some z lister !

  22. Nancy says:

    Melissa’s “book” tour.

  23. melthehound says:

    I am kind of caught up on the blogs.. I see from yesterday’s that my satirical descriptive title of MeWhorga’s book, ‘How to be a Ho’ isn’t too far off. It’s a little sad that a blog site that went out of their way a couple years ago to explain to me what Abuse and stalking were, half vote in a poll that is a Normal marriage. What do you think ladies… Dinner on the table at 6pm, legs spread by 6:30pm, dishes done by 6:45pm? Don’t forget to leave that special door unlocked for the sons while the daughter is expected to remain daddy’s little girl forever… Someone tell me again what wonderful normal people these are.. I haven’t had my laugh for today yet.

  24. not THAT Jill says:

    I just read that in court today the Lauritas Gorgas and JTG all dropped the charges-a settlement of some sort was reached but the details are unknown- tamaratattles has all the details.

  25. chismosa says:

    They keep calling it a PILOT which makes me very happy

    Caroline Manzo Leaving ‘Real Housewives Of New Jersey’ (REPORT)
    Sep 26, 2013
    Caroline Manzo is leaving “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” according to Us Weekly.

    However, a Bravo spokesperson declined to comment on the report and Bravo has yet to order a sixth season of “Real Housewives of New Jersey.”

    Caroline has been with “Real Housewives New Jersey” since the beginning. The original cast featured Caroline, her sister Dina Manzo, sister-in-law Jacqueline Laurita, Teresa Giudice and Danielle Staub. Dina and Danielle have both left the show. Teresa’s sister-in-law Melissa Gorga and cousin Kathy Wakile now round out the cast.

    The Manzo family matriarch will be at the center of a new Bravo pilot, “Manzo’d With Children,” which will follow Caroline and her family.

    Season 5 of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” wraps up on Sunday, Sept. 29 with a two-part reunion special to follow in the coming weeks.

  26. VV says:

    I am surprised nobody has brought this over.
    Dina Tweeted Today:

    “Ahhh I guess old episodes r showing…u guys r so sweet. I agree it’s more fun to see good times!
    …if it wasn’t for the “telephone game” I think @daniellestaub and I would have even gotten along! I hold ZERO ill feelings towards her btw”

  27. VV says:


    @HeatherMaclean: Very reliable source that works w/ Radar told me Melissa Gorga has a deal w/ them: she feeds them bad stories in xchange for none about her.

    Original Message:

  28. ladebra says:

    Oh, Oh ! Windy – over on HSN the Today’s Special is a Steve Madden boat that looks gorgeous!

    Steven by Steve Madden “Ranaldo” Tall Boot
    $149.95 $185.00 or 5 payments of $29.99

  29. Powell says:

    OMG people! Another BIG tv night on NBC, ABC & CBS. I better DVR some of this. 🙂

  30. not THAT Jill says:

    Anyone going to watch the Michael J Fox show? I love him.
    Parenthood starts tonight
    Lainey-did you watch Nashville yet?

  31. Nancy says:

    I just showed my husband this picture of Caroline and all he had to say was…
    “Wildly inappropriate”.
    I’m not sure what that means though. lol

    • Laineylainey says:


    • melthehound says:

      Momz has never known how to dress… I am no fashion expert but that is all kinds of wrong… Someone needs to have Joan point out Momz’s mistakes, to Momz…

    • chismosa says:

      I just see her face covered with the article name ? No outfit ??

      — I swear we saw this last year ….. She was staying on this show “”””migraines”””” and all, JUST until she could secure some security($$$💲💲💲🏧🏧🏧€€€€) for her 5 year old babies.
      Please let it just pilot and not get picked up for the long run! Pretty please Santa!?!?🎅🎅🎅🎅

  32. vilzvet says:

    chismosa, I finally read yesterday’s blog and saw your question about game show admittance ages. How did they make out? We were just on the Price is Right and my son had turned 18 the day before. Your form of I.D. either HAD to be a driver’s license or something with your age and photo. You couldn’t just sit in the audience if underage. P.S. I was also at the Alex and Simon appearance a couple of years ago, in the back too! Weren’t they so nice, I liked them alot.

    • chismosa says:

      Hi Vilz! I haven’t read your MDL blog yet because I haven’t watched it yet.

      They went today, no problems. Two tapings. It tapes in Harlem (??!!) and they got the tickets and then given a discount on some restaurant to go eat at before they went to the tapings. Terrible restaurant but they had fun at the tapings. Cedric ?
      So I’m glad they made it through!

      Yes, Alex and Simon were very nice. My friend and I saw them drive up in their black BMW (same as on the show), and we watched them walk in. So funny.
      But very gracious …..

      To quote like Wendy says, good respectable people, maybe too much so or too boring for reality tv. (Simon’s quirks though….haha)

  33. Nancy says:

    kit…are you still watching? SF-7 STL-3 🙂

    • vilzvet says:

      Mariano Rivera is saying goodbye to the Yankee Stadium fans right now, quite tearjerking. The Yankees had a lost year but this was so nice to see. Mo himself started crying, especially when Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte joined together to greet him when he left the mound.

  34. California35 says:

    Cool!!! we are adding the Big Bang T to this??! 🙂 I love that show, and am looking forward to it tonight.

    Stars99 — Great job on describing the characters of this. I have been watching from day one. I think I skipped a season for some reason. Also, I only watched each episode once, so now that it is also on TBS and some other channel, if i run into it, I watch. It is a great show, I highly recommend it 🙂

  35. TexasTart says:

    Not sure what has happened, but looks like the attacks continue…

    • melthehound says:

      Supposedly someone threw eggs at her while she was at the grocery store… Don’t know if true or not but part of me wishes it was and the same part of me wants to shake the hand of the person who tossed them, hoping they had good aim and major league pitching arm.

      • TexasTart says:

        Ha, well I must say, the more stories I hear, the more I’m convinced a child is making them up. 🙄 Nothing that comes out is hard hitting…not even eggs, lol

  36. TexasTart says:

    Thanks for the recap, Vilzvet. 🙂

    Thanks for the BBT background Stars. I don’t watch and who knew there was such a big following?! Cool. I will read anything you write! 🙂

    • vilzvet says:

      You’re welcome, TT. Big Bang is one of those shows that you can just watch over and over on the reruns, much like I do with King of Queens or Seinfeld. You should definitely catch up and see the older stuff, it’s on TBS every night.

  37. lulu says:

    Good morning!!! Lawd give me strength this morning!!!! The governor is insisting on grating my nerves. Had to run out to the grocery store he decides he wants to go to the toy section. Well I literally need ONE item!!! I head towards that aisle while the governor refuses to budge unless I “follow” him. Typically if I don’t give in and continue to the aisle he will follow but not without protest. Well today he ran off and probably a nice lady said “don’t worry you will laugh about this one day.” I said “well that day is not today now is it?” Had plans to meet up with other mommas but yeah no! Don’t feel like dragging him kicking and screaming out of the park. At least my little Aiden is really sweet!! 🙂

    Has Andy or Bravo released a statement in regards to Meho’s book? It makes them look really bad. This is not a good negative publicity.

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