Survivor – Blood vs Water – The Bigot Quits Again / Million Dollar Listing LA – Mexican Retreat


Hiya folks. Good to be back online this week for Survivor. I want to thank Designernailsdiana for picking up the slack last week with her review of the show. For my money, she can guest blog these shows anytime she wants to.

I still don’t have a cast list for you but if you’re watching, You know who the players are by now. You can also look here. Last week, Rachel was sent to redemption Island to replace Rupert who lost to the women. There is what appears to be a solid men’s alliance on that tribe led by one Brad Culpepper. I have a question… If these men are so great, how come they keep losing to the other tribe? Hmmmmmmmmm? I mean for Christ sake.. The other team has Colton, arguably the worse physical player to ever play this game.. Speaking of whom, the little pussy is upset that no one on his team will discuss strategy with him. They don’t trust him.. and with good reason. Anyway, With only 2 girls left on their tribe, the Tadhana tribe should start to win something if the women have been such terrible players, right? Hold that thought.. The women they have voted off are the stronger women who could have helped them win while keeping the weaker ones they can push around. Yes, I just said that..

So far, each episode has begun with the Redemption Island challenge. As the 3 players are revealed, it is evident to everyone that the women on the Tadhana tribe are the targets of the 5 guy alliance when Rachel is one of them. She is there with now 3 time player, Tyson. The twist of this game is he can give up his spot on his tribe and take hers on the redemption island challenge. The hope was that he would do just that but, he leaves it to her and she decides to leave things as they are. A scuffle occurs when baby Brad is called out for targeting the women on the tribe as payback for their loved ones celebrating their wins. Marissa, Gervace’s niece, goes so far as to call him out and tell him F you. Gervace corrects his niece and tells her to be a lady and tone it down. While it’s good to see that overinflated asshole called out, that wasn’t the best part. The gay bigot is drycrying.. Probst calls him out on it when he says he wants to quit. Those of you who saw One World (men vs women) will remember that he was removed from that game with ‘appendicitis’ that turned out to be fake. In other words, he quit then too. Probst has had his fill of this guy and tells him to step, don’t let the doorknob hit you where the good lord split you (yes, I’m paraphrasing). I wonder if his mommy will come to the finale again to defend what a shitbag this guy reallyย  is.. Before he sashayed out of there he ran and sat on Caleb’s lap. I kind of feel bad for that guy, he seems like decent people. Buh-bye bigot. Let us never speak of him again.. Even as the asshole he is, he is not worth our effort.

sur1The challenge.. None of the loved ones swap places with their mates in this one. So the players are, Candice, Marissa, and Rachel. The game is a domino type game where they must line up large domino type pieces on a series of ramps. Then pushing the first one causing the others to fall, release a ball that will roll and smash a plate. You may notice that the ramps aren’t all sloped the same. For this to really work, the dominoes have to be standing straight up and evenly spaced. This entire rig is on springs and there are trip bars that when bumped will shake the rig and perhaps cause the dominoes to fall prematurely. The dominoes are all cut to go on a specific ramp so this is a bit of a puzzle challenge as well. First two to do so, stay. Last one is out of the game. Also, again, first to finish gets to give a clue of where the hidden idol is to anyone she wants to. This is being done in 114 degree humid heat. Candice won this privilege last time and gave it to her husband John. She won that privilege again and again gave it to John.. Marissa beat Rachel to stay in the game and Rachel is gone. I guess a rite of passage in this game is when you lose competing, you get to burn your buff in the Survivor cauldron. Probst wouldn’t let the quitter whiny pussy bitch burn his, he just told him to get the phuck out of his sight. I don’t blame him. Don’t go on a game show if you are not going to play to win because there are others who would like to be there. Yes, I know I said I would never speak of him again but it is just too much fun to revel in seeing him leave.

Back at camp, Tyson isn’t bitter that his girlfriend was sent home, it’s a game and somebody has to go. They wonder as if they care, why it quit rather than play the game and all agreed it’s because it didn’t have any control as when it played the game last time. Over at the other camp, Big Baby Brad is crying that everyone has his number and there is a huge target on his back. I see this mistake every season. A big shot names himself the boss and the others play along for awhile until they just get sick of him. Wahphuckingwah Brad. Suck it up. The unfortunate part is that John is kissing this guy’s ass. In fact the idiot is sharing the clues with him. Ass kissers never win, John (unless they happen to be on Big Brother)..

Immunity Challenge..

sur2The tree mail speaks of pushing each other around and pushing them into the water. What it is, is Sumo wrestling on a floating platform. They will use those bags laying there to do their pushing. The one who pushes their opponent into the water, Wins that round. First team to 5 wins, wins the game. Below is how it stacks up, Monica sits out the challenge. Winner will be shown in bold type.

Galang – Tadhana

  1. Gervace vs Brad
  2. Laura B vs Katie
  3. Arus vs John
  4. Kat vs Cierra
  5. Tyson vs Heyden – Tyson dislocated his shoulder and is out of the game.
  6. Tina vs Katie – Mother vs daughter
  7. Arus vs Vytas – Brothers
  8. Laura M vs Cierra – Mother vs daughter

What did they win besides immunity? Comfort. Tarp, mosquito net, pillows, etc. One of the best matches of all of them was Tina vs Katie although Cierra gave a good effort to try and push her mother into the water. Vytas and Arus were pretty evenly matched and after agreeing to a restart, Vytas tried to take advantage of the idea that his brother may not be prepared and instead of resetting, tries to knock his brother off. Probst calls it unsportsmanlike but I say all is fair in love and Survivor. These two have known each other all their lives and each knows what the other may try and pull. So Tadhana is once again going to tribal council. Let’s go back to camp.

For a minute, it looks like the 5 guys alliance will take out one of the women. This time it looks like it will be Cierra. In fact it looks like it’s a lock. However, people start to strategize a little bit and John gets brought up. So does Baby Brad (but he doesn’t know it).. Cierra is on board for whatever keeps her in the game. Typically this pre-tribal chatter doesn’t mean anything but sometimes it’s interesting to hear what people are thinking. What is not wanted is for Candice to come back from redemption island so they are trying to send someone who can beat her.

Tribal Council

Probsting begins.. Questions are asked, answers given. John knows that having the clues puts a target on his back. It is obvious that there is a Men’s alliance and that Brad is the ring leader.. Big Baby Brad (BBB) complains that he’s being targeted in all of the comment. Voting begins. So who will get blindsided? John.. He hasn’t found the idol yet and if he has, he got bounced holding it. He is sent to redemption island where he will have to compete against his wife, Candice. We will see how that works out.. She doesn’t strike me as a quitter like that whiny pussy. Okay, this time for real.. I’m done mentioning him except to point you to what Probst had to say about him.

Next week, kids, BBB becomes a real target and Candice will this time flip off the crowd. She and John better hope they can beat Marissa or one of them is going home. She is doing a good job of holding on to that middle spot.


I know some of you watch Sons Of Anarchy so here is my recap for this week.


See you next week. MTH.


Million Dollar Listing L.A.

Episode 9 – Mexican Retreat

by Vilzvet

The action opens with a surprise lunch meeting between Josh Flagg and Heather, Josh Altman’s girlfriend.ย  Purpose of this powpow? It’s not apparent from the start, but as the two discuss current business Josh informs Heather that he may have a Malibu property they can co-list. The two clink glasses and agree to give it a go.

The Altman brothers head to Brentwood, a beautiful 6,210 square foot, 6 bedroom home with chef’s kitchen, infinity pool, and ocean views. Brentwood is perfectly located next to my favorite part of California, Santa Monica. The two parties try to come up with a listing price and decide on $3,995,000.00. One condition is a security guard will have to be present at all showings because of the many antiques in the home. No problem, the brothers say.

Madison’s mom Wendy is visiting her son from Colorado . She had been hoping to meet Marcos, her son’s new boyfriend, but something strange has happened. Marcos is missing! He had been unavailable through phone or text, but finally answered Madison’s frantic phone calls. Madison was informed that Marcos was ending the relationship, with no clear explanation. Mother and son try to figure out what happened, especially since Madison has a business venture planned IN Mexico in a couple of days! What to do, Madison frets. His mother advises he should go anyway and bring a friend to accompany him. He decides to ask Christina, his best friend.

Josh F. and Heather head to the wilds of Malibu to get a look at the potential co-listing. What a beautiful ranch, 38 acres, tennis court, once belonging to late designer Tony Duquette, who has willed it to his long-time partner. The home is exquisitely designed and Josh would like to sell it fully furnished. His partner would like to keep about half of the pieces for sentimental reasons. The two parties agree on a listing price of $4,800,000.00.

Josh A. meets for dinner with Heather, who had come directly from the Malibu meeting. Josh is surprised to say the least and a bit annoyed. He feels Josh Flagg is only involving Heather to bug Josh. He says Heather is going to be doing all the grunt work because of her extensive knowledge of Malibu while Flagg sits back and collects the commission. Heather says he has no right to get involved with her business since she is not part of the new brother team.

Madison and Christina head to gorgeous Cayares, Mexico, near Puerta Vallarta. The agent they are meeting, Marco, is looking for American-based agents to help sell the units in this complex. The friends are shown to their beautiful suite; Madison is already missing his boyfriend, who he had been expecting to share this working vacation.

Josh F. and boyfriend Colton are in their condo. Josh has an idea to list the condo for $2 million; Colton is all for it, but does NOT want to move to another condo. Josh would like to head to another condo where they do not have to worry about security or doing any household repairs. The two men continue their discussion, but Colton is not going to be a doormat and wants some compromise on their future living arrangements. Josh knows his beloved grandmother is still a penthouse resident in their building and he would not want to upset her. The two agree to look at BOTH condos and houses to appease each other.

The brokers’ open is about to start in Brentwood. The Altman brothers run smack into the promised security guard, who is quite imposing. Several agents come through the doors; it is quite a successful day.

Back in Mexico, Madison is having a productive meeting with his possible new partner. One sample listing is priced at $4.5 million, encompassing 6,855 sq. ft, 1.6 acres, with an incredible rooftop lounge with stunning ocean views. Madison is quite impressed.

Josh F. is visiting Heather at home for the first time. He thinks the Altman house is “quaint” and not what he expected. The two sit down and try to come up with a theme for the Duquette ranch. They decide on a catered invitation-only lunch for prospective buyers. On his way to the bathroom, Josh does a double-take and snickers at the posed photos of Altman and Heather on the walls. What a surprise, Mr. Altman unexpectedly pops in because he says he was in the neighborhood and is surpremely annoyed to find Josh F. there. Heather retorts it is now HER house too and they are having an important meeting.

Josh A. and his mother head to a jewelry store….what is this all about?! They are going to look at rings for Heather! The two begin big but quickly start to downsize the carats. Still these rings are going for a couple hundred thousand, and Josh is calculating the commissions this will be costing him, heheh. Still he seems excited to be possibly taking the next step in his relationship.

Private showings are beginning at the Brentwood home. Merv the security guard is still a huge presence and some comic relief for the brothers. The showings are going extremely well.

Josh F. is in his office making many calls to put out feelers on his own condo. He is setting the price at $2 million furnished. He already has a buyer coming that evening, he informs a startled Colton.

Back in Carayes, Madison is concluding his business trip. He feels he and Marco could have a very good success rate in getting Californians to look at the properties in Marco’s region.

Heather has set up a brokers’ open at the Duquette ranch in the coming days. Josh is very impressed with Heather’s attention to detail. They look forward to a successful open.

Josh A. heads to a meeting with Brant, the seller’s agent for the Brentwood property. He had been offered $3.6 million but Josh informed Brant the offer will have to be upgraded. Brant contacts his clients and has permission to raise their offer to $3.8 million.

Still in Carayes, Mexico, Madison is lamenting the absence of Marcos, his missing ex-boyfriend. He doesn’t know what went wrong and ended so badly. He tells Christina he thought they had a real relationship and is hurt, but he will be okay with some time to heal.

Josh A. is in receipt of the $3.8 million offer, with the condition that ALL of the furnishings are included. Josh calls his brother Matt, who advises Josh that the furniture had cost a total of $500,000.00. The owners had given the brothers consent to a best and final selling price of $3.8 million, but WITHOUT the custom furniture. If the buyers could make a counter offer of anything OVER $3.9 million, a deal could be struck. The buyer’s agent makes a call and informs Josh their final offer will be $3,901,000.00, only adding a measly one thousand dollars to the amount. Josh laughs and protests, but he knows he will have to accept it as itย  over $3.9 million, but just barely! The men shake hands and agree that they are done!


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206 Responses to Survivor – Blood vs Water – The Bigot Quits Again / Million Dollar Listing LA – Mexican Retreat

  1. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. Happy Friday eve. ๐Ÿ™‚ Another nice day out. Husker I’ve had my window opened since last Saturday. Well let me get a hotttt cup of tea & everyone have a great day.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Hi Powellypooh, hang in there, friend! Good morning everyone.

    • HuskerHuny says:

      Love me some open windows Powell – you know I do!

      Stormy, stormy weather in the forecast today and tomorrow, lots of rain with the possibility of tornadoes with temps in the 80s. This time of year that’s pretty rare.

      And then on Saturday, the 11 a.m. kickoff in Lincoln will it will be a balmy 48 degrees – what a change! Winter weather warnings in western Nebraska. There’s an old saying here in this state – if you don’t like the weather, wait around for 10 minutes – it will change!

      It’s clear and sunny here now, but watch out after 3 p.m.! There was a major hit of thunder last night that almost tore me out of my bed. That’s supposed to happen in July, not October.

      Sunshine to all of you today!!!

  2. TexasTart says:

    Good Morning MTH! Happy to have you recapping Survivor! I can tell by the title that the show became much more watchable after last night! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Powell says:

      The title is funny.

    • melthehound says:

      ๐Ÿ˜€ .

      • plainviewsue says:

        I loved the episode last night. Jeff Probst went all bad ass on Colton & I loved it. Who knew that he had quit before?? When you think of all the people who want to go on & this disgusting crybaby bigot has had two chances!!!??? So unfair.

        Dumb dumb move to vote out John. I get the strategy of it, but too soon to make a move like that. You don’t vote out one of your strongest players when you haven’t won a challenge yet. I really like John & I hope he and Candace find their way back into the game.

  3. ladebra says:

    Great recap Jeff, I was all tucked on ready to watch, and next thing I knew I was waking up this morning lol.

    Hope you are ok Powell, and this mess is over soon. Happy Friday eve!

  4. TexasTart says:

    Wow just Wow. So Colton faked illness the season I watched and we are just now finding this out! WTH did they bring him back for? Arrgh the powers that be on the show are poopy heads!

    I had to do a double take to read “BBB” and I am relieved to know that is not Blah Blah Brandi ๐Ÿ˜› What did the ET Weekly article mean about not knowing what to call him?

    I like it when Jeff says “lef the Probsting begin” *giggles*

    AZGirl, isn’t Rachel (the one voted out) a sister to an instructor at your gym?

    Thanks again, I enjoyed the Survivor recap.

    • chismosa says:

      I don’t watch Survivor but I hope BBB can remain a Brandi thing. Lol
      Plus I don’t even watch BH ….lol!

      Have a nice day Tarts and thanks for those tweets yesterday ๐Ÿ™‚

      POWELL – fingers crossed for you. ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘ˆโ˜

      • TexasTart says:

        Laughing at you not watching either of them but want to keep the BBB…lol…by the sounds of it Big Baby Brad won’t last long enough for concern. Afterall he was told to F-off by a castmate…and that is not commonplace for contestants to be so openly disrespectful on this show (opposed to HW show for instance.) I am late to my post! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
        Have a great day!

        • TexasTart says:

          By post – I meant late to work. BTW there is very little tweeting going on that’s worthy…think I just did free advertising for show last evening. I should be compensated! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • melthehound says:

        Oh come on Chismosa.. Let me have SOME fun… I couldn’t give a rat’s fat ass about Brandi or BH so why not expand the triple B to Big Baby Brad?

    • Stars99 says:

      Hi Tart One… Yeah, Probst totally called out Colton – saying that he was removed originally thinking it was appendicitis… and it turned out not to be accurate… and Colton said he was treated for like a stomach thingie… (I can’t remember and I was too busy laughing cuz Probst was REALLY cranky)… It was really weird… Colton’s team didn’t even have to go to tribal council… there was no drama to speak of on their team.. and they were doing well. Colton got mad because no one would talk strategy with him and that’s where he thinks he excels. I’ve got to say, I really like Colton’s partner – I’m yelling at the TV at his partner for him to, “Run away while you can!”… Colton melted down for absolutely no apparent reason… and he has forever burned the bridge between he and Survivor… there is absolutely NO love lost on him anymore… Probst is done, done, DONE! And Probst is pissed… lololol

      • melthehound says:

        He said on the show he was treated for a bacterial infection.. Whateverthephuck that means, He couldn’t even work up some mist for his drycry.. At least when the HWs do it some can squeeze a tear or two…

        • RHOFrance says:

          I despise Colton, i hate quiters but i have to say it : his last season, he really got a fever. His castmates told the viewers so, the doctor told us so during the episode. He was evacuate for a good reason, i don’t see anything to told us it was kindof a conspiracy !
          I think that’s probably when at the hospital, they told him he had just a fever, gave him antibiotics and that’s when he got the choice to toughen up and come back wich he declined because well, yes, he’s a quiter.

  5. not THAT Jill says:

    Adios Colton-worst Survivor player I have ever seen! What a complete tool! And a cry baby too!
    I’m not hating Culpepper-he is PLAYING and anyone who comes out playing is good in my book. I’m so over all the talk about integrity and honesty-play the damn game! Out wit out smart out last-it’s not a tea social it’s SURVIVOR!! I think Culpepper is a big mouth but he seems to understand the game-now if his tribe could just win a challenge all will be good! Gervaces niece needs to shut up-she is as annoying as her uncle and I would love to see them both on Redemtion and compete against each other-the smack talking would be epic! I think it was smart to put Rachael in a position that would force her partner to step in-it was worth a shot and at least we see some game play! Tyson May end up going home with that bum shoulder -I hope not-I like him.
    As far as the guys voting off the girls-I’m cool with it b/c whenever the women out number the men I always want them to vote the me off and they never do!

    • Stars99 says:

      His niece really is annoying, isn’t she? Her uncle is still in the game… and she potentially could be, too – so don’t further piss off the people who will vote your dupa out of the game… it’s just so short-sighted… not to mention annoying!

    • melthehound says:

      I agree he is playing the game but that doesn’t make him any less annoying. Fine if he wants to vote off the women but do it strategically.. It will be interesting to see John and Candice go at it next week, especially if it’s a physical challenge.

      • not THAT Jill says:

        I think getting rid of John and sending him to compete against Candice was a brilliant move-I guess we will find out if it really was!!
        Oh and Brad is annoying-as are most people who play this game! I think they all have an annoying gene that comes out during the game!!

  6. lulu says:

    Good morning everyone!!! Had a tooth pulled yesterday sore today ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Aiden has a milk allergy so I can’t have any dairy or soy. The dentist wants me on soft food??? She has no idea what my options are for the next week! This stinks!

    I was flipping through the radio stations and heard “love Italian style.”. It was a christian radio station slamming her book. The minister brought up the bible passage that brings up “submitting” to you husband. In the passage it clearly states you can’t take the woman unless she says yes. A relationship between man and wife is built on respect not slavery. I’m surprised the minister read that and also spoke about how dangerous her advice is. Most men kill that kill their wives follow the same pattern as Melissa states in her book. It just takes that one time she says no to slowjoe who is prone to roid rage. I can’t say I’m surprised by the outrage a week later still.

    • lulu says:

      Another point the minister raised is self confidence. How not to let someone dictate how you are supposed to dress, or your shape.

      • Powell says:

        I’m glad the minister made those points. Someone was probably reading it or he heard about it and wanted to see for himself. I don’t know if Mel lacks confidence in herself but it sure seems to me that she figures to live how she wants to live she will put up w/what Joe dishes out. It’s really sad that her mom & sisters are supportive of her w/this book. IDK. Maybe they aren’t. Has anyone seen an Twitter activity from her sisters supporting her book signings or anything about her book?

        • Lulu says:

          Her sisters are writing false 5 star reviews for her book. She also wrote a 5 star review. It doesn’t make sense that the general tone of the negative reviews are: poor grammar, inconsistent timelines, marital rape, sexism and spousal abuse. But the positive are: wonderful advice for a young married couple??

          • Powell says:

            Wonderful advice for a young married couple? Whoever wrote that review has no idea what they are saying.

    • chismosa says:

      Lulu I hope your tooth is feeling better ! That was yucky to hear about.
      I feel for you

      • Powell says:

        Lulu I’m sorry I forgot to say I hope you will be better soon. You can eat soup, mashed potatoes, spaghetti w/just sauce cooked so the pasta is soft, pudding, jello, apple sauce. I.hope that helps.

      • Lulu says:

        Thank you!!!! I’m ok just kinda hard to eat since I’m SOO limited by what I can eat. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

        This dentist I liked……..but she already made recommendations for 3 crowns!?!?!?!? that is over 5k!!!! My insurance won’t cover a 1/4 of that!!

        I miss my old school dentist!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • Laineylainey says:

      Wow, really? Which radio station…was it like…k-lov? Sorry about your tooth. How did you do today. Here’s an idea for food: Microwave a sweet potato to eat something softish. Make it savory or sweet. Or half sweet, cinnamon, brown sugar and half savory, sea salt, and parm, garlic salt….

  7. Powell says:

    Thk you all for thinking about me, praying for me and all Fed Govt employees and crossing your fingers & toes. I’m doing just fine. So far. ๐Ÿ™‚ I just hope it ends very very soon. Like
    we get back to work Monday. Watching the news on & off these past few days I just hear more & more of the negative impact this shutdown is having on ALL of US that live in this country. I don’t want people losing their homes, not getting services they need, not even able to go to OUR parks & national treasures. Woo. It makes me so sad & I want to cry as I type this. I was watching CNN. This woman said “we survived other govt shutdowns, we’ll survive this one”. She was right w/her words but her attitude was kinda flippant. It was like she was saying “get over it” as she sat their w/her hair & makeup in place & her tailored clothes on. Well she was getting paid for her opinion. Probably has a nice sized bank acct & can live w/o govt services. I changed the channel before I got really mad. Oh well. Sigh.

  8. Powell says:

    Watching Wendy Williams. She’s having Mel on to talk about that stupid book I think tomorrow.

  9. Good Morning – blog is updated with Million Dollar Listing LA. My apologies – I had a rough night and slept in.

  10. The survivor spoiler – Missyae – said that Colton was begged to come back on the show (at Probst’s request) and promised he could be on the same team as Caleb. He also said Brandon H was asked back even after he failed a phsych test. But the guy behind the sites HATES Jeff (and the Hantzes) because of the spoiler lawsuit – so take it all with a grain of salt.

    • melthehound says:

      Probst said that the bigot said he had changed his ways from jerk to good guy. Obviously he lied. Probst didn’t look too pleased with the quitter.

    • plainviewsue says:

      In a one on one with Jeff and Dalton Ross from EW, Jeff said he did NOT want Colton back & was outnumbered. I believe Jeff Probst.

  11. Stars99 says:

    Great job on the Survivor recap, Mel (as usual)… I kinda liked this episode… It was hysterical to me that 2 sets of moms bested their 20-something daughters… I mean, are you kidding? And the guys couldn’t keep it together long enough to vote one of their dupas off? Probst was right… their votes just keep making their team weaker and weaker… lololol… Plus, it’s been a while since I’ve seen Probst as mad at anyone as he was at Colton… it was quite entertaining…lol!

  12. HuskerHuny says:

    Top Chef looks like it has some really tough competition this year. Not much of a gap between the top and bottom last night according to the judges. Haven’t picked a favorite yet. I hate it though that it’s on opposite Duck Dynasty. It never fails – all of my favorite shows turn up on the same night and then nothing to watch for another six days. Yuck!

    • Powell says:

      Husker I hope to watch this weekend. How was the part w/the local chefs competition to get a place on the show? I thought that would be a nice twist.

    • melthehound says:

      That is what DVRs are for, HH.

      • HuskerHuny says:

        I don’t have DVR. I found that even if I taped something, I would very rarely watch it and so it was stupid for me to pay for it. Fortunately, DD and TC frequently rerun and I can catch them on the weekends.

        • melthehound says:

          I would miss everything without the DVR.. They are great for skipping the commercials too. I don’t think I have actually watched one in about 2 years.

          • plainviewsue says:

            I would die without my DVR!!!!! Sunday night alone I have NJ, Once Upon A Time, Revenge, Good Wife, Homeland, Drop Dead Diva and Long Island Medium!!!! Luckily the non network shows are repeated, so I tape those in the middle of the night.

            I watch nothing live, except for sports and the news.

  13. Stars99 says:

    Vilzvet – You’re doing such a fabulous job on MDL – LA! I’ve got to say I was so sad for Madison, although it had been apparent in other weeks that he was way more into Marcos than Marcos as into him… but still… I almost hope this was a “set-up” relationship just for this show because that’s pretty cold-hearted… to film with someone and to unceremoniously dump him on national TV… I also have to say that I’m so entertained that Josh F. is doing business with Heather, although I’m sure that’s all a show set-up… but it makes for great fun because I will completely applaud any time that someone can get Josh Altman cranky – and the fact that Josh Flagg took a picture on his cell phone of those “sexy”pictures of Josh A/Heather they had hanging on the wall at the entrance to the bathroom… You just KNOW he’s going to bring that up sometime in the not so distant future, no? lolol

    • Powell says:

      Stars my mom was watching last night. She doesn’t watch regularly. I think that’s the only show she watches on Bravo now. Like us she loves the properties. I saw the part w/Madison & his mom. That was sad. If the relationship wasn’t just for the show he shouldn’t have gotten involved w/someone that lives in another country. Now he’s got a biz opportunity in Mexico that he still has to go to. Mmmm mmmm mmmm. Sad.

      • BB says:

        MDL is the only Bravo show husband watched (sometimes he’ll watch Jeff Lewis). I heard him say “oh please, shut up about it” when Madison was talking about being in Mexico without his boyfriend for the umpteenth time. We got it – he was sad. lol. Like all the Bravo shows, this one has gotten to be more about the “drama” or storyline than the great properties. I’d rather see the properties. I think next time I’ll just use the “mute” button and look at all the great houses without all the talking!

        • Powell says:

          LOL. “Oh please. Shut up about it.” LOL. Yes we got it. It is sad but Madison can go on & on & on and be so “poor is me”. I love the mute idea. I love it when I’m watching, leave the room for a bit & then get to fast forward thru scenes I don’t want to see.

          • vilzvet says:

            You’re so sweet, Stars, as always. I also love the Flagg and Heather pairing. It was funny when Flagg was walking out the door and threw out to Altman that he was out of toilet paper. When Altman giggled I knew that deep down they do kinda like each other, as least more than Altman and Madison do!

  14. AZGirl says:

    Good morning everyone! Beautiful day here in AZ. Pepper is out back and won’t come in. Running around enjoying the cool weather.
    Thank you MTH and Vilzvet for the recap. I was thinking that the whole Josh F/Heather thing is scripted but who knows. Altman a tool.
    One problem with owning homes is Mexico is that the land is own by a bank trust. You own the actual house but not the land. A lot of money for a house knowing that the government can take the land at any time.
    @Powell: I hope these morons in DC get it together soon. Holding the people of the United States hostage over a bill that will allow everyone to be able to afford health insurance. Do you think any of them would give up there FREE heath insurance?

    • Powell says:

      AZGirl Pepper says “Born free. As free as the winds blow”. ๐Ÿ™‚ She’s having fun. You are so right we are all being held hostage. Such a DAMN shame. And guess what? They all will go home this weekend. How do you like that? If its not resolved by tomorrow evening they will go home and play golf, have BBQs, go swimming, go to parties, go to their country clubs and just whoop it up. No shame in their game.

    • Powell says:

      And HELL to the NO they would not give up their free healthcare. No way. No how.

    • Mene Seela says:

      Free insurance for life – Cadillac plans all of them.

  15. AZGirl says:

    Yesterday I was watching reruns of NJ (I know just shoot me). For the first time I watched that scene with Nick, Jac and Chris with their BLK T-shirts in their kitchen and Nic comes into the room with his babysitter asking for water. Of course Jac hands him a bottle of BLK water.
    I almost started shouting at the TV. Who gives their children water which is not even FDA approved and then promotes the water to help autism?
    Shame on them. Fame whores all of them.

  16. Powell says:

    Oh gosh why do they keep showing Millionaire Matchmaker???

  17. shamrockblonde says:

    thank your for recaps Jeff and Vilzet – it was so fun watching Jeff Probst get angrier and angrier at Colton – he has no one to blame but himself – his partner seems like a nice guy – I worry for him!

    Madison can get really whiny sometimes, but I did not see too much of that when he spoke of his breakup, so at one point, I thought perhaps that Marcos would “surprise” him there in Mexico, but that did not happen – as for Josh A and Heather – I don’t like Bert at all, and Heather gets on my nerves, so watching Josh Flagg show up at their house was soooo delicious!! –

    seriously off topic, but can anyone tell me why Bethenny seems to hate Tre so much? I have never seen her show, but reading the comments here, it is clear that B hates her – just wondering why –

    *hugs Jeff and Vilzet really hard* – you two make my Thursdays happy!!

    • BB says:

      I’m not sure what the deal is between Bethenny and Tre, but I think the word “Skinny” has something to do with it. Could be wrong.

      And yes, Madison does come off as a little whiney. Don’t know if I could hang around him for too long. He seems nice, though.

      • shamrockblonde says:

        ahh! – that makes sense – thanks BB – I just could not imagine them running in the same circles or ever having any interaction, so I was not really sure what the problem was – but a branding issue would certainly tick off B – not sure Tre would even be aware of what a branding issue means, let alone be bothered by it though –

        • Rebecca says:

          However…. Teresa packaged that name up before Bethenny did. There was a post a month or so ago about it.

      • AZGirl says:

        Teresa trade marked her label with “Skinny” in it. Bethenny never did and now she can’t. People think Tre is dumb. I think Tre is very savy and she is savy without being a “b#tch” like Bethenny.

        • vilzvet says:

          Why thank you shamrock, I could use that hug!! Huggin’ ya right back. Yes I agree that the Bethenny thing is definitely relating to the skinny issue. Although it seems like Bethenny’s book came out so long ago compared to Teresa’s first one.

        • HuskerHuny says:

          I don’t think that Teresa is that savvy, so to speak, but I do think she has some really smart people around her who are capitalizing off of her ‘fame.’ The only thing Bethenny did wrong was not to trademark the word Skinny – I would much rather have her bank account than Teresa’s. I would also much rather have Bethenny’s business cred, but not her emotional issues.

          • Powell says:

            Husker you said what I was going to say. I don’t think Tre knew what “trademark” meant. That time she had the right person/people to advise her.

          • chismosa says:

            Husker I noticed Bethenny saying “skinny” and “skinnify” a lot during the episode with Kathy on it. Lol.

            I didnt know the WORD was trademarked โ„ขโ„ขโ„ขโ„ข

            • melthehound says:

              Let one of them SHOW (aka PROVE) they have Trademarked a common word of the English language. You all know good and hell well that if B had a legit claim to the word as her own, there would have been lawsuits. Anyone remember when Paris Hilton wanted to trademark the word ‘Hot’? This has to be THE dumbest HW argument I have ever seen.

              • NJBev says:

                If I recall correctly, Bethenny dislikes Tre because of Tre’s
                support of Jill during the infamous season of “My husband had
                cancer and his throat was slit from here to here” and Bethenny did
                not care.
                Tre was a guest blogger for RHONJ and slammed Beth for her
                actions before she knew all the info,,,(which of course resulted
                in this beloved website)
                I remember vividly that I felt an opinion shift for Tre after her
                Guest Blogs.. Beforehand she had always been my absolute
                favorite. I loved, loved, loved her.
                When the financial lawsuit came out, I remember the feeling
                of being absolutely”blindsided” by Teresa, my darling favorite.
                It was the beginning of the end for my naivety in that these shows
                were not really “real”
                (of course the real estate failure led to the demise of many of these
                “supposedly (ORange County) filthy rich people) who only had $$ on
                That’s when the entire franchise shifted from us looking into the
                “Gates” to see how the other half lived, to seeing that these people
                shammed their way inside the gates and lived on the back of America.
                We effing carried them, imo imo

    • Powell says:

      Shamrock I call him Bart Simpson.

    • Mene Seela says:

      I heard “Skinny Girl” or “Skinny” had already been in use by several bloggers and companies before Bethenny really popularized it. Bethenny was pobably offended that a fellow housewife was using it/confusing things in her same “channel” (cookbooks).

    • Vegas Chick says:

      Years ago, Teresa asked to meet with Bethenny and B shared her ideas and knowledge on how to build a brand. Next thing you know, Teresa comes out with “Skinny Italian.” It’s no coincidink and I can’t say that I blame Bethenny for being ticked off. On top of that, Teresa said straight up that B’s Skinny girl tastes ‘diet-y’ and she doesn’t like ‘diet-y.’ That was last year.

      • melthehound says:

        Teresa said straight up that Bโ€™s Skinny girl tastes โ€˜diet-yโ€™ and she doesnโ€™t like โ€˜diet-y.โ€™
        Where is the crime against humanity in that?

        • Vegas Chick says:

          It’s a slap in the face to the person who helped you. Remember, Tre approached Bethenny when she was just starting to gain momentum with her products, books, etc. Ungrateful is probably the best description. Now, Bethenny has $60m and Teresa is minus $11. VV is right. She said it to the Bravo audience. Not cool.

          • melthehound says:


          • melthehound says:

            What does it taste like? I’ll never know, personally…

          • VV says:

            I had never heard or read that Tre went to B for help. First time ever reading this. Where are links? I goggled and came empty handed. I trust you Vchick butI have to verify because I’m puzzled I didn’t know.

        • kit9 says:

          It was an a**hole thing to do especially since Teresa completely stole(of course) Bethenny’s book idea, right down to the name and then lied about it(of course). Teresa not only aped Bethenny’s cook book idea, but it’s low cal focus. Then, of course, copied the name. She could have said, ‘healthy Italian’, ‘fit Italian’. But, oh no, the Queen of All Thievery shameless stole the whole thing top to bottom.

      • VV says:

        The diet_ty comment was in response to a question by Andy. It was made waaaaaay after their dislike for each other obvious to the entire Bravo viewing audience.

        • kit9 says:

          Pretty sure she said it on the show. Andy had nothing to do with it.

          • chismosa says:

            yes it was on a talking head

            • Laineylainey says:

              Yes, it was a talking head

              • cusi77 says:

                If I recall correctly, it was during Season 1 of RHONJ that Bethenny was a guest blogger on NJ. She blogged some things Teresa didn’t like… Then in Season 3 RHONY, Teresa was a guest blogger and Jill had alienated all the NJHW against B, she even invite them to the Hamptons in her rental house, for a weekend.

                Teresa was giving Jill the best in her blogs and tearing apart Bettenny.

                When Teresa realized her First Skinny Italian book, Bethenny was in WWH and she was pregnant with Bryn, a viewer asked B if she was mad a Teresa using the word Skinny in her book and Bethenny said: Who is Teresa? -Andy told her about T’s book- B responded to the viewer :Imitation is the best form of flattering.

                Teresa had said in her blog that “she didn’t married a homosexual” (taking a dig to Bethenny and B never responded). The feud started with JZ and Blogging.

                When Season 3 reunion and Jill asked B for forgiveness, she went to hug Bettenny … B had one week she had C-section and they were there at that point for seven hours discussing the Season… Teresa told in Bravo Blog to Jill to not apologize and accept a hug while B was seated… She received ugly answers because B had less than a week a mayor surgery.

                OMG! I know too much! I need a detox!

      • TexasTart says:

        I remenber the diety comment but never knew the two of them met –approximately when did that occur?!

  18. plainviewsue says:

    Ah, our wacky Jacqueline is having some fun with twitter & Baileys this morning. This time tweeting about Dina.

    I have a basic cell phone, so I can’t screen save. Hopefully someone else can.

    First tweet: I don’t think Dina is trying to get me fired but I know she doesn’t want to come on the show with me on it .Probably to avoid any conflict

    Second tweet: Dina&I used 2b really close when Chris& I 1st started dating&got married.We had a lot of fun2gether. Until the show. :0(

    Third tweet: Hopefully 1 day,the family will come back 2gether. Like other families we know,Every1 has to sincerely want it & try, or it doesn’t work.

    My take. Jacqueline will be let go from HW’s and now she can put the full blame on Dina. Dina’s the reason she can’t take care of her children cos she has now lost her Bravo paycheck. Bring out the violins.

    • ladebra says:

      you know, if I am being completely honest, if Bravo wanted to pay me $600,000 for 6 months of filming a year, I would take the money, and let anyone who they wanted yell at me and call it real. I’m just saying, I might only do it for 4-5 years, but I’d do it and laugh all the way to the bank.

    • AZGirl says:

      Jac’s tweets kind of confirms that Jac was behind Dina leaving HW not Danielle. Jac supposedly bashed Dina’s Lady Bug charity and was the one who busted Dina on forging her ex-husband signature on the filming contract for her daughter. Caro took Jac’s side and now Dina and Caro do not talk to each other. Really sad.
      I think that there is a really evil side to Jac. Remember Ashley is her daughter.

      • AZGirl says:

        Caroline blamed Danielle at the S1 reunion which now watching it is laughable. Caroline is a liar. She lies about her marriage, her family and takes down Teresa blaming her for all the problems.

        • Powell says:

          You all know I don’t care about this NJ cast but I’m tired if them blaming Tre for everything. Why on earth is everything her fault? Why can’t they admit fault in their own garbage & leave Tre alone? Tre & Joe have done some wrong legal/financial stuff & I very much
          dislike people that cheat and lie but I dislike Tre & Joe a lot less than I dislike the rest of the cast.

          • melthehound says:

            They are all complete shitpiles. I don’t believe for one second that Teresa couldn’t have told Bravo to gophuckthemselves if she didn’t want to be a part of this constant barrage. What were they going to do about it? Replace her?

            • Laineylainey says:

              Maybe they could sue her?

              • melthehound says:

                For what? I thought these contracts were on a seasonal basis… Beginning S3, there was rumor she wasn’t coming back and had signed her contract the day before the christening party… That, supposedly was what started the whole debacle.

                • Laineylainey says:

                  I haven’t seen their contracts, maybe they could sue her for …breach of contract?

                  • melthehound says:

                    Not if she hasn’t signed one for the season..

                    • Laineylainey says:

                      In the back of mind, I feel as if I remember this: I heard their contracts were rather one-sided. You can be fired but you can’t quit…something like that. The signing of new contracts is to renegotiate your salary, terms, etc. that sounds kind of “unamerican”, like some kind of servitude, so I know its weird,…but I could be wrong.

    • Powell says:

      Jac just doesn’t get it that they all let a reality tv show break their family relationships. I think NJ is the only city in the franchise where the cast has ruined their family relationships.

  19. AZGirl says:

    I am posting so many typos lately. Apologies to all here. Need to slow down and proof.
    ………………………………. carry on….. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. VV says:

    @Teresa_Giudice: Throw back Thursday, guess who this is?

    Original Message:

    • VV says:

      Juicy was a cute little boy.

    • chismosa says:

      see this is why i don’t get why people say ‘i’m a natural blonde’ because of being blonde under the age of like, 7. in reality so many people were blonde in their YOUTES
      No one would think Juicy was blonde.

      Only 26 favorites, i’m surprised- Tre usually has like 300+

      • Mene Seela says:

        Towhead, my hubs & one son were blonde as kids too.

      • VV says:

        Come on Chismo! “Eggmitt”, “eggmitt” that Juicy was cute. You’re dancing around the post avoiding commenting about the picture itself.

        • Laineylainey says:

          I’ll eggmit it. He was a super cute kid.

        • chismosa says:

          Yes cute- if someone calls a baby not cute mafias come after them because ALL babies are supposed to be cute ! (Not you VV)
          I was just happening to discuss with a friend about how common it is to be blonde when young.

          I think he looks different more than anything.
          My brother looks like a completely different person as a child. I look like a midget version of my adult self as all my friends and family say lol!
          Some people look like 180 degree different

          • cusi77 says:

            Chismo wrote: “I was just happening to discuss with a friend about how common it is to be blonde when young.”

            NOT in Mexico!

            My five sisters and I were blondes and we had some problems at school with girls not wanting to be our friends or play with us for being blondes… Until Dad changed us to a School from Spanish immigrants! They called us “Guerejas” (depictive of blondes).

            I don’t have grey hair and my advanced age (seriously!) But I use to pay for high lights to keep being blonde!

          • djprincessc says:

            Chismosa, thats funny you mention about the baby thing bc thats EXACTLY how I feel about dogs/animals. If you see someone with a dog and you don’t go crazy ppl think you’re heartless. I like dogs, not really a ANIMAL lover they’re ok, but I hate when people freak out bc you’re not having an orgasm over THEIR dog. So I get what you mean, just in a different way. haha.

            • melthehound says:

              Yeah, People think I’m an asshole because I don’t think Babies are cute. To me, they are screaming shit machines.

              • Laineylainey says:

                Aren’t you glad you weren’t regarded as such? I know I’m grateful someone (my mom) didn’t see me that way. Amazing. It’s like a parent gets tunnel vision when it comes to their own “beautiful babies”…sometimes it’s like that with people and their pets, too. I happen to think most or all babies are beautiful. I also fall in love with most cats and dogs. I guess I’m easy. LOL!

                • melthehound says:

                  I don’t know how I was seen and 49 years after the fact, it does matter to me ๐Ÿ˜‰

                  • Laineylainey says:

                    You meant to say…” It doesn’t matter.” Right? I’ll bet Somebody thought you were pretty darn cute. No take backs. No double dog dares. The end. Goo goo ga ga.

  21. Powell says:

    There was a shooting down near the White House around 2est. A woman was trying to gain access to the outer perimeter check point. She fled at a high speed. She was eventually killed by Park Police. An officer was shot. He will recover. The lady had a child in the backseat. This is tragic. I hope she wasn’t a Fed Govt employee. They aren’t saying who the lady is yet. They have only shown a picture.

  22. BB says:

    Only one sports post from me today – GO BRAVES! (Sorry Nancy).

    • Nancy says:

      Hi BB…that’s ok. ๐Ÿ™‚ Go LA Dodgers!!!!!!!!
      How far have you gotten into Doc Martin?

      • BB says:

        Only on the second season! I’m having a hard time finding time to watch uninterrupted. Maybe this weekend I can catch up.

    • Nancy says:

      I bet Cityside is happy right now. They are leading 9-1 in the bottom of the 8th.
      I hope she joins as again. ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Nancy says:

    This is so sweet.

  24. TexasTart says:

    What a crazy week, 2 dogs, 2 separate doggie emergency vet trips in a week. They will be okay, I believe it’s my wallet and sanity that will suffer more?! lol

    So I have not read MDLLA, but thank you Vilzvet! And have not read comments, I only scanned through to see if anyone posted the tweets I collected. I’ll send them now, but will have to run, I have lost so much time at work and on top of that I traveled over the weekend — Everything is out of sorts! Later!

  25. TexasTart says:

    • chismosa says:


      Bonuses and new wedding bands for Andy. Yuck.

      I thought ratings were down for Jersey ..

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    This is Teresa’s father.

    • Laineylainey says:

      He was very handsome. Those eyes!! Tre and her girls have those eyes. Joey, too.

    • chismosa says:

      Is this new to her ? To get all into throwback Thursday? It’s such “the thing” now.
      I believe those words came from Tre though and not oracle Heather. Simple, easy.
      Wait maybe Gia typed it out

  30. lulu says:

    On lifetime this Saturday a very interesting docudrama about Donatella called “House of Versace.” Set your dvrs!

    • Laineylainey says:

      Will do!

    • chismosa says:

      Um I have been WAITING for this!
      Gina Gershon was on Wendy this week, love her ! I’m shocked they’re not doing more on Donatella’s daughter but Gina said they were limited and wanted to be respectful.
      I remember passing Gianni’s house in south beach …scary

      • NJBev says:

        did something happen to Gina?— I knew she
        was a desperate anorexic, and totally beloved by
        Gianni- but did something happen?

        • chismosa says:

          Hi NJBev- no I meant Donatella’s daughter. Allegra who inherited about 70% of the company when Gianni died. She is /was a severe severe anorexic. To the point she couldn’t go out in public. I think she’s slowly better.

          Donatella is into drugs, a ton of plastic surgery, and a ton of smoking ๐Ÿšฌ๐Ÿšฌ๐Ÿšฌ๐Ÿšฌ๐Ÿšฌ

    • TexasTart says:

      Not new to her, but she usually only does one post……did 2 this Thurday. Ramona has done them the longest of HW and Kyle loves doing them too. Most HW don’t do TBT pics.

    • TexasTart says:

      Thanks Lulu! I probably would have forgotten and I want to see this one.

  31. Nancy says:

    LA Dodgers win game #1 ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. NJBev says:

    I am so pissed off.
    I just wrote a freaking diatribe on Survivor and it
    Oh Mannn…. I am so freaking annoyed.
    Anyway, Jeff great re-cap, loved it. enjoyed reading
    it and even as the show was unfolding I couldn’t wait to read
    what you had to say about it(Colten) (BBB)
    I think my laptop is in need of a tune-up.
    it’s almost 2AM here and I gotta sign off-
    good night y’all

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