Becoming a Reality Star – Is it worth it? by Lulu
Last week Ms Gorga decided to bless us with her….. book. Fondly known here as “Fifty shades of Gorga.” I have not read her book but read enough to form an opinion. That is does she feel any shame at all? This is really bad it’s worse then her singing bad. From her husband Joey Gorga being called a marital rapist and misogynist to her horrendous writing. Surely she knows people are either laughing at her or completely disgusted by her. Did she really think her “advice” book would be well received? That she would have been launched above Teresa’s star?? This just goes to prove that in all the series
either you have it or you don’t.
Teresa Guidice, Nene Leakes, Lisa Vanderpump, all without a doubt have it. They are the breakout stars of their brand. Their success justifies it. Teresa was on Celebrity apprentice, has NY bestselling cookbooks, Milania haircare and her beverage and pasta line. While Nene has also appeared on Celebrity apprentice, on 2 tv shows Glee and The new normal. Lisa prior to Hw’s already had built up her success. But what I find interesting about Lisa is that she is humble and gracious. That can be said of the three ladies for the most part.
The ones who are still working oh so hard to launch their stars only to fail miserably. Gretchen Rossi, Melissa Gorga and Brandi Glanville. All try WAY too hard to be “it” for whatever its worth. First Gretchen her tag line should be “Why me why is everyone always picking on me.” Poor Miss never understood Gretchen who’s spent the past seasons wondering why the “popular” girls won’t play with her. Could it be her lack of wit? words do fail this woman miserably. Or could it be her association with Slade and the over the top ridiculous engagement? Anyone care if this women conceives a child? or gets married? She just doesn’t have it. Melissa Gorga always and forever trying to be just like Teresa. It’s too sad and pathetic that she had to create a rumor about herself just to feel relevant. Her only storyline revolves around Teresa without her she has nothing. On her own she’s boring and her home life is creepy. Who wants to watch an overzealous husband with his tongue practically hanging out stalking his wife. I don’t its gross! Lastly Brandi with her “balls to the wall” attitude was initially refreshing. But the women imploded drunken rants on twitter to now stepping on her castmates to be the “popular” one? All these ladies fail miserably at being genuine or not having storyline that revolves around “how they feel miserable because of one or all castmates are picking on them.”
The ones we worry about: Jacqueline Laurita, Kenya Moore, and Aviva Drescher. Whether it be from alcoholism, nonstop poor choices, or flat out bats#it crazy. Kenya on soo many levels is a strange one. She dated a man who just wasn’t into her and it played out painfully on screen. To her attacking castmates for virtually no reason other then she can then the twirling? Aviva why does she force her crazy father on us! He’s gross! Her personality is flat. I get she has “issues” but if one has anxiety problems should you be on a “reality” tv show? Jac who has come off the rails. Her first two seasons she wasn’t as bad but the past few she’s been off. I don’t want to be too hard on her I can’t imagine what she is going through with Nick. I’ll leave it at that. Surely Bravo has some sort of screening process? If you are mentally unstable you shouldn’t be on a “reality” show.
Here is my open ended question. Is it worth it? Either you will be loved or completely hated. Imagine what their daily lives must be like? Either in public they will be supported with positive comments or negative if hated. I get this is what they signed up for but they didn’t sign up for producer’s manipulating footage to make them look bad. The viewers can always tell the ones who are horrible without manipulation. Bravo should take notes and let each “reality star” shine or fade on their own.
The Big Bang Theory
“The Scavenger Vortex” by Stars99
Everyone is sitting around a dinner table at The Cheesecake Factory… Raj mentioned that he noticed that no one RSVP’d to his Murder Mystery Dinner Party. Leonard said they meant to RSVP but Raj said that they didn’t – because the party was a week ago and no one came. Raj is very cranky about it. Raj says, “If you want to solve the mystery, ‘Who stabbed Koothrappali in the back with a weapon of indifference’… It was all of you!” However, Sheldon doesn’t think it was much of a mystery because they all fully knew what they were doing. Never fear, Raj has something even better planned… He’s going to make them a scavenger hunt – like the ones they have at MIT. Howard said that he loved the scavenger hunts at MIT – he did them every year. Leonard said they did them too, – at Princeton. Howard says, “Oh, that’s cute – like it’s a real college.” Sheldon said he was going to say the same thing about MIT, but that it works for Princeton, too. Penny, who was their waitress, tells them that she and her friends used to go on scavenger hunts all the time. Leonard explains to her that traditionally, scavenger hunts at “elite colleges” (Howard interjects, “And Princeton) were different than normal scavenger hunts. Leonard continues to explain how their scavenger hunts rely on logic, obscure knowledge, and science to solve clues. Penny said they used to just follow clues to find beer…
Cue the theme song! Remember to say, “Bang” at the end!
Sheldon is packing his backpack so he’ll have everything he needs to win the scavenger hunt. Leonard questions him about why he’s packing an actual bowling ball… Does he think they’re going to have to go to a bowling alley? … Sheldon reminds Leonard about how dirty the rental bowling balls are at bowling alleys and that he thinks, “You might as well stand on the corner and give away free rectal exams.”
It’s scavenger hunt night… Raj pulls out all the bells and whistles as an MC to majorly announce the evening’s festivities. Raj uses a microphone… and throws a little smoke and sparks as he makes his announcement, “Who’s ready for a scavenger hunt?” He goes to the light fixture on the wall and flicks the switch on and off so the lights flicker like it does at an actual event. Raj tells them that he has hidden a golden coin somewhere in the city of Pasadena. They will have 10 puzzles (he is dramatically saying all of this while speaking into an echoing microphone that maximizes his announcement)… Each puzzle will lead them to the next puzzle and then last puzzle will lead them to the coin itself. Sheldon keenly observes that, “Raj is a born showman.” Howard, wanting to further rub it into Leonard’s face, innocently asks if those who went to Princeton will get a head start (as if they are at a disadvantage somehow…)? Leonard just sneers at him and says, “Not funny.” Sheldon, in a Captain Obvious kind of way, explains the already clear joke and says, “Actually, it is if you didn’t already get the joke.” Leonard snidely says, “Ha, ha.” They then discuss how to choose teams. Penny gets cranky at Leonard because it’s clear he doesn’t want to be on her team. She argues that Leonard doesn’t think Penny is smart enough and will be a “liability” even though she was able to actually use the word “liability” correctly in a sentence. Awww, it seems like no one wants Penny to be on their team… When Penny asked her BFF Amy to be on her team, Amy suggested they pick names out of a hat.
The next scene shows Sheldon pouting because he picked Penny’s name out of the hat. Sheldon asks Penny if she knows the odds of him picking her name out of the hat. Penny says, “No.” He says, “It’s not hard – It’s 1 in 5… NOW, you know why I’m pouting.”
The teams are: Penny and Sheldon; Leonard and Bernadette; and Howard and Amy – so none of the dating couples are on a team together. Each team are in a separate room as they listen to their first clue. Oh kewl, it’s an audio clue wherein you hear Raj on a recording telling them the clue. A recorded Raj tells them, “The first puzzle IS a puzzle.” Oh, it’s an actual jigsaw puzzle that they have to put together. As the teams are starting to work on their puzzles, you can still hear Raj on the recording in the background asking, “How adorable is that?” Raj confidently tells them he wishes he had a friend like him. Each team is frantically putting together their puzzle. Penny has several pieces of the puzzle together but Sheldon makes her tear them back apart because she didn’t correctly start with the edges first. He informs her that she should quit wasting time.
Meanwhile, Howard compliments Amy and tells her that she’s really good with puzzles. Amy explains, “I did them all the time as a kid… As my mom used to say, “Doing them is like having a thousand friends.” Amy apologizes to Howard for being stuck with her because she’s sure Howard would have preferred being on a team with Bernadette. Howard asks her if she’s ever played a game with Bernadette…. Amy says, “No.” Howard attempts to describe it, “Have you ever gone into a steel cage with a wolverine?” OoooOOo… I guess someone must be a little competitive… lol!
Bernadette is urging Leonard, “Faster, faster, FASTER!” When Leonard doesn’t seem to be performing to Bernadette’s expectations, she exasperatedly says, “Do you not know that word? It means, “More fast!” Leonard tells Bernadette to stop yelling at him. Bernadette gets 2 inches from his face and tells him that he will KNOW when she’s yelling at him. Whoa… and people think I’m competitive!
After looking at a partially completed puzzle, Penny deduces, “It’s the comic book store!”… Sheldon says that they don’t know it for sure it’s the comic book store because they haven’t actually completed putting every single piece of the puzzle together. Sheldon tells her it might be a trick and there might be a small sign in the window that says, “Go to the train store.” Since Sheldon is such a lover of trains, he really hopes there is such a sign.
One by one the other teams figure out it’s the Comic Book Store, but it’s Bernadette who forcefully slaps Leonard on the back and says, “Come on, Numbnuts – It’s the Comic Book Store!” This is all while Sheldon is still painstakingly piecing together their dang puzzle. Penny is standing off to the side and is frustratingly saying, “It’s the Comic Book Store… It’s the Comic Book Store… It’s the Comic Book Store.” Sheldon finally clicks the last puzzle piece into place, looks carefully at the puzzle, and calmly deduces, “It’s the Comic Book Store.” Really? Lolol!
Each team is in a different car driving to the Comic Book Store. Leonard is driving his team’s car, and is wondering aloud to Bernadette if she thinks Penny is mad at him. Bernadette snottily asks him, “Why, because you’re in the right lane behind a bus and you won’t go around it? I’m sure she thinks you’re charming.” Obliviously, Leonard says, “No, because she thinks I didn’t want her on my team.” Bernadette is starting to think Penny may have dodged a bullet, “the slowest bullet in the world.” Leonard tells Bernadette that he never realized she was so competitive. Bernadette starts explaining that she’s so competitive because she grew up in a house of 5 brothers and sisters and she had to compete for everything… but then, right in the middle of her explanation, she starts yelling, “Oh my god, you slowed down for a bird!! You know they fly, right?”
Amy points out to Howard that it’s the first time they’ve ever been alone together. They discuss the various reasons why it hasn’t happened beforehand. Perhaps it’s because they don’t have anything in common? They decide they MUST have something in common, but as Amy starts naming some things she likes such as, “Harps, poetry, Little House on the Prairie…” Howard quickly suggests they listen to some music. They find out that they both love Neil Diamond… They start singing, “Sweet Caroline” at the top of their lungs… “Sweet Caroline… (Ba da da daaaaaaaaa)…. Good times never seemed so good… So good… So good…”
Raj is waiting for the team to arrive at the Comic Book Store. He is standing, talking to Stuart, the owner of the store, and Raj is thanking Stuart for allowing him to use the comic book store as part of the scavenger hunt. Stuart wonders if his name ever comes up when they plan these fun nights. Raj reminds Stuart that he invited him to his Murder Mystery Dinner Party. Stuart corrects him that he actually didn’t invite him. Uh oh… awkward, Party of 1!
Amy and Howard are the first team to arrive at the Comic Book Store. Raj tells them that the next puzzle is a riddle – and who better to give the clue to them than the Riddler himself? There is a life-sized cardboard cutout of the Riddler standing there with the clues attached to him. Suddenly, Leonard and Bernadette run in and Bernadette is yelling, “Go, go, go, go, go, go!” Bernadette is berating Leonard for how slowly he runs. She’s faster than he is even though she’s in heels and she stopped to take a phone call. Leonard feebly attempts to explain that he has asthma…
Penny and Sheldon finally arrive with Penny telling Sheldon they’re the last ones to arrive. Sheldon tells her it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Penny tells him people run in marathons – but Sheldon says, “Not with a bowling ball on their back.” Leonard apologetically tells Penny that he wishes her good luck and hopes there aren’t any hard feelings. Bernadette quickly punches Leonard in the stomach and says, “Hey, Romeo… Repair your relationship on your own time.” Leonard tells Bernadette, “Relax, it’s a hard puzzle, it’s going to take a while to solve.”
Penny starts reading aloud from the clue card with Sheldon reading over her shoulder, “Riddle me this…” and Sheldon immediately announces that he has figured it out. As they leave, Penny yells back to Leonard, “Hey Princeton, look at this, Team Community College/Night school is in the lead!”
Howard and Amy take turns whispering in each other’s ear so Leonard and Bernadette can’t hear them discussing the clue. Howard and Amy think they’ve figured it out and as they run out the door, they say, “To the Neil-mobile!” Bernadette dejectedly says, “I knew it, we’re going to lose.” Leonard announces that he’s solved the riddle! Bernadette retorts, “Congratulations, you got it last!” As they run out, Leonard says to Bernadette, “You’re really mean, you know that?”
Stuart is suddenly left all alone in his store. He says to no one but himself, “So, no one’s going to buy anything?”
Penny and Sheldon arrive at the geology lab and grab the next clue, “To continue on your quest, leave no stone unturned.” Penny decides she has to ask Sheldon how he figured out they had to go to the geology lab based on the riddle? Sheldon explains the simple solution to her that the “arrah, arrah” in the riddle referred to Jan Arrah, a member of the Legion of Superheroes, who was known as “Element Lad.” According to Mr. Stars99, “Element Lad” first appeared in Adventure Comics in Issue 307, April 1963.
Sheldon continues to explain that the “he” wasn’t the masculine pronoun… but rather the “he” – the element known as helium. Sheldon asks Penny, “See where I’m going with this?” Penny says blankly, “Yes.” Sheldon knows she’s lying and continues, “Element Lad’s ability is the power to transmute chemical elements… Helium has the atomic number of 2… and if you multiply that by N (the atomic number of nitrogen is 7) you get 14… which is the atomic number of silicon. And that is the most common element in the earth’s surface so that narrowed it down to the geology lab or the chemistry lab.” In an effort to impress Sheldon after his long winded, explanation, Penny says, “Wow… I can drink a beer under water!” Sheldon’s sure that Penny’s parents are proud.
And then, as if he hasn’t explained it enough, Sheldon says, “Finally, the line, ‘In this room the thing you’ll see’ is the obvious reference to Fantastic 4’s member ‘The Thing’ who is made of…” but Penny interrupts Sheldon and tells him to, “Shut up” because she’s solved the riddle. Penny walks over to the back of the door to the lab and looks behind a poster of the iconic Rolling Stone’s lips and tongue logo… “’Underneath a stone…’ a Rolling Stone,” Penny says. Sheldon behind the poster and says that those are map coordinates. Penny asks him if he wants to know how she figured it out. Sheldon says, “No, because no one likes a ‘Know-It-All”, Penny.”
In another car, in a land, far, far away, Amy and Raj are gleefully singing, “On the boats and on the planes… They’re coming to America!” This is completely hysterical because they’re using hand motions and everything.
The final team is now being driving by Bernadette because Leonard was driving just too slow for her. You hear the squealing of their tires and the scenery is just zipping by their windows. A very concerned Leonard tells Bernadette that he’s okay with her driving his car, “Just not FLYING his car.” Bernadette assures him, “Don’t sweat it, my dad’s a cop… he can fix things.” Leonard responds, “Uh, huh… Like death?” Bernadette then yells at another car out the driver’s door window, “Your kid may be an honor student, but you’re a moron!”
Through all of this, Leonard is sad that Penny isn’t answering his text messages. Bernadette wants him to focus on the game. Leonard just wants to quit because it’s the stupid game that has her mad at him anyway. Bernadette cautions him not to quit because, “It would make her think you’re something she already thinks you are.” Of course, Leonard wants clarification. Bernadette tries to find a way to delicately explain what she’s trying to say. Bernadette says, “She’s been known to call you a name that usually applies to a lady part – Or a cat.” Leonard is completely stunned. Bernadette continues, “Or a willow.” Leonard says, “I can’t believe she’d say that about me.” Bernadette responds, “If you’re going to cry about it, there’s some tissues in my purse… Unless you’ve got some in yours, you big willow.”
Amy and Howard are still cheerfully singing, “They’re coming to America… TODAY! TODAY! TODAY!” They are completely having way too much fun for words.
Sheldon is looking at the map coordinates very carefully and is guiding Penny who is driving, “Okay, another 30 feet.” Penny says, “Oh look, it’s a bowling alley!” Sheldon is so proud of himself and declares, “Yes, my brain IS better than everybody!”
In a quick montage of various snippets of teams finding other clues, you see Leonard lowering himself down several feet by crawling down the cables in the broken elevator shaft in their building. He successfully retrieved the clue, but then he can’t pull himself back up. He concludes that Penny may have been on to something…
Each team slams their car door as they get in to drive away to find another clue. Sheldon says to Penny, “To the Planetarium!” Penny responds, “Let’s go!” Leonard says to Bernadette, “To the Tar pits!” Bernadette responds, “Let’s go!” Amy says, “There’s a Neil Diamond concert next month!” Howard responds, “Let’s go!”
Sheldon arrive at laundry room in the basement of the building where they live. There are 3 bags of laundry on 3 different washing machines. The good news is that it appears that they’re the first ones there. The bad news is that it appears they have to riffle through a bag of dirty laundry. Sheldon immediately hands the bag to Penny who is wondering why she has to be the one to go through it.. He tells her that she’s been training for this her whole life because she lives in a pile of dirty laundry.
Leonard and Bernadette arrive at the laundry room. Bernadette tells Sheldon she’s mad at him that Penny and Sheldon beat them to the laundry room just because, “You made me slow down for that blind guy.” As each team begins to go through the contents of the laundry bag, Penny says, “The clue must be in the bag.” Leonard says, “The clue must be in the bag.” Penny then says, “It’s just a bunch of pants.” Leonard says, “It’s just a bunch of pants.” Penny wonders why Leonard is copying her answers if she wasn’t smart enough to be on his team. Leonard wonders why Penny would want to be on a team of someone who she likes to call… Leonard then stammers, “I can’t even say it in front of Sheldon!” Penny innocently asks, “What are you talking about?” Leonard says, “You know EXACTLY what I’m talking about.” Bernadette interjects, “No she doesn’t… I just made that up.” Dumbfounded, Leonard asks Bernadette, “Why would you do that?” Bernadette explains, “Because you were about to quit like a big, ‘Sheldon, cover your ears.’” Sheldon says, “I’m not a child, I know the word, “Ninny.” Penny tells Leonard, “You should have quit because I’m still going to beat your ass.” Leonard says, “I’m every bit of a man as Penny.”
They find one of Sheldon’s shirts in each of the bags. Each shirt has a spot on it – They all figure it out at the same time – that the coin must be located at “Sheldon’s spot” on the couch in their apartment. The three of them (Penny, Leonard and Bernadette) are fighting each other to be first to get up the several flights of stairs up to their apartment. Upon entering the apartment, Penny and Leonard dive towards the couch and Bernadette comes alongside Penny and effortlessly pushes her aside. Sheldon has stayed behind in the laundry room because after all he has to presoak the spotted shirts.
They’re all digging into the sofa and asking each other, “Where’s the coin?” They know the answer had to have been Sheldon’s spot. But where’s the coin? Raj comes out from the backroom in a gentleman’s smoking jacket and holding a glass of brandy. Raj says, “Yes, it was. Where is the coin? Why don’t you look into your pockets?” He had placed a coin in everyone’s pocket earlier that day. Penny just doesn’t get it. Raj explains, “Don’t you see? When we’re having fun together we’re already winners? Look see – Even I’m a winner” and Raj pulls a coin out of his own pocket.
Leonard says, “Are you kidding me?” Penny says, “That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard!” Bernadette says, “You suck so hard.” Raj says, “Oh come on… I didn’t want anyone to feel bad at the end of the game… and some of those puzzles were really hard… and I didn’t know who was going to get Penny.”
Penny has a sour look on her face and says “Run…” Raj says, “Okay, that came out wrong…” Penny continues, “Run to India…” The next thing you know, Raj is running down the stairs saying, “I just wanted to do something beautiful.” Sheldon happens to be coming up the stairs at that same time. He pulls out his coin and says, “Hey look, I won!” Sheldon tosses his coin up in the air. .
Meanwhile, Howard and Amy are at a karaoke bar and are very uninterested in the outcome of the scavenger hunt. With microphones in their hands, they’re dancing and singing a duet of the Neil Diamond hit, “Cherry, Cherry.” They’re emphatically singing, “She’s got the way to move me… Cherry… (She got the way to groove me) … She got the way to move me, Cherry (She got the way to groove me) Alright! [Dramatic, goofy jump!… End Scene.]
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“If you want to solve the mystery, ‘Who stabbed Koothrappali in the back with a weapon of indifference’… It was all of you!” – Raj
“Do you not know that word? It means, “More fast!” – Bernadette
“Oh my god, you slowed down for a bird!! You know they fly, right?” – Bernadette
“Hey, Romeo… Repair your relationship on your own time.” – Bernadette
“Your kid may be an honor student, but you’re a moron!” – Bernadette
“If you’re going to cry about it, there’s some tissues in my purse… Unless you’ve got some in yours, you big willow.” – Bernadette
Happy Birthday Cathy Conner!