Real Housewives Producers Slam Simon Van Kempen on Twitter over Ratings Site by NMD
The ratings for the Real Housewives of Miami are abysmal this season. According to Bravoratings.com – a website that compiles ratings for Bravo TV shows, they dipped in the 600,000-800,000 range after the show was moved to the 10 pm time slot four weeks ago. It appears that the producers of the show – The Purveyors of Pop – are a tad sensitive. When BravoRatings tweeted out the ratings of all the “wedding” episodes of housewives (Cynthia Bailey’s wedding on ATL was the most watched BTW) they tweeted back that they were proud to have so many of the weddings they produced in the top 10 of the list. I found that strange – there can’t have been that many – and they are producers for about half the franchise … but I digress.
It’s a poorly known secret that Simon Van Kempen runs the Bravoratings.com website. He was “outed” so to speak by Purveyors of Pop yesterday when they had their twitter spat.
Unfortunately, the producers didn’t stop there.
@BravoRatings So great to see so many of the weddings we produced in the top 10. Honored to be allowed to be there to film!
It sounds to me that the Producers of the show are getting a little defensive and desperate when they slandered Simon by calling him a drunk on twitter. What in the world is wrong with them? They must know their show is tanking.
That said – I think Adriana’s wedding will give the show a ratings lift. Not because it was an interesting wedding, but because it followed Real Housewives of New Jersey Tell All (in which they told nothing).
Ana Quincoces Tweets her Mind by NMD
Meanwhile – Ana Quincoces went on a little twitter rant of her own last night. Seems she was dis-invited from Adriana de Moura’s wedding AND she’s still mad at Lisa Hochstein.
But first a recap of the drama: Last week after the “fight” between Marysol, Lisa, and Ana aired, Ana started tweeting and retweeting negative tweets about Lisa, culminating in one that was apparently about Lisa’s husband Lenny. Ana stated that she was mad at Lisa for all of her “Cuban Gang” comments. Lisa responded with this (thank Zuzy for capturing the tweet):
Lisa took a lot of heat for that tweet – especially since Ana tweeted her tweets and it looked as though Lisa was in a one-sided fight. Then Ana took heat for deleting her tweets, and defended herself on the FriendsofLynnNChicago facebook page:
|Ana Quincoces Oh my, I think its time I chime in here. …. As far as the Lisa twitter exchange is concerned, I am ashamed that I took the bait. No, I didn’t start it. She posted that tweet because I was replying and retweeting support from my followers that offended her. I deleted the tweets not to make it look like it was a one-sided attack but rather to diffuse an already out of control situation. I acknowledged deleting them because I regretted posting them. I’ve always taught my daughters that the view from the proverbial “high road” is much more beautiful. Unfortunately, I did not take my own advice…|
Last night, Ana started tweeting again as Lisa was talking on Watch What Happens Live. First Lisa defended her “Cuban Gang” comments by saying that the ladies were acting as though they were in a gang, and they were Cuban, so she just put the two words together. She then said that her mom was Jamaican so she couldn’t be racist. I disagree. Anyone can be racist against a different “race.” I’m not saying I think Lisa is racist, I just don’t buy that argument that she gets a blank check because her mother is Jamaican. Updated – Lisa mom may be Jamaican, but …
Lisa and her mom (photo credits BravoTV).
Then Lisa went on to talk about her Star Island home and the legal battle she’s in with the “Preservationists.” She claimed that they just wanted the attention, and the home wasn’t even historic. When Andy questioned her about it, she said it was built in the 1920s. Andy commented that it was old for Miami. She just waved her hands – admitted that homes of that era are often on a historic register – but hers wasn’t and the Preservationists just wanted attention. At this point I thought my head would explode by her stupidity. No Lisa -the Preservationists want to preserve the home – and they are using press to sway public opinion. They aren’t after attention for the sake of getting attention. You can read more about Lisa’s Star Island home on this old blog.
Apparently Ana was having a similar reaction:
Oh my. It’s so much worse than I ever imagined.
@GraceIn2013 the nonsense that just flows unabashedly from her mouth. It’s just incomprehensible. Andy’s face is priceless.
As far as Adriana’s wedding goes, Ana tweeted this:
The Amazing Race 23.3 – Over Before It Begins by MelTheHound
- Jason and Amy – Dating
- Chester and Ephraim – NFL
- Leo and Jamal – Afghanimals (Cousins from Afghanistan)
Rowan and Shane – Queens (of Bingo)– Eliminated leg 2
Hoskote and Naina – Father and daughter– Eliminated leg 1
- Ally and Ashley – Ice girls (LA Kings Ice Crew)
- Brandon and Adam – Hippies
- Nicole and Travis – ER Doctors (married)
- Tim and Danny – Okies (from Oklahoma)
- Tim and Marie – Divorced (two of the most annoying people on the planet)
- Nicole and Kim – Baseball wives (married to MLB players)
- And of course, Phil Keoghan – The host or just, Phil
Welcome back race fans. Last week NFL won the leg and the Bingo Queens were sent packing because Somebody, cannot read and follow instructions. This week, NFL is the first to leave and the final destination is, Lisbon, Portugal where they will go to Martim Moniz Square for their next clue. Seems simple, right? Hold that thought. a good third of this episode is blown by the CF of trying to get there first. NFL hits the travel agent and books what they think is the earliest flight. Turns out, the booking agent put the wrong date into her computer and booked them on a flight for the following day. ER doctors got the flight that NFL thought they had and it just goes downhill from there. Teams are scrambling trying to get the best connections and get on standby at different connections. Baseball wives draw first blood when they manage to get put on standby in front of everyone else at the time (Exes and Dating). Remember last week, Exes made a deal with the baseball wives to give them that second express pass. Well, Marie is pissed that the wives managed to get on standby in front of them, so now the wives are dead to her, because, that is something she would have done. NFL manages to book a 2 connect flight that should get in to Lisbon at the same time as the flight they thought they originally booked. However, delays delays delays… These two cannot catch a break with the flight situation.
Eventually they will all get there though, let’s see who gets there first.. Keep in mind that it’s never about who wins all the legs of the race, it’s about who wins the last one and who is second to last with each leg. ER is first to arrive followed by Dating.. They take the trolly up to the square where they meet this woman who is singing her song. She hands them a picture of a coach which is their next clue. They are to go to the coach museum and then find the coach in the picture for their next clue. They get to the Museu Natonal Dos Coches. The Baseball wives are next to arrive, I guess they got that standby, and they are on their way up the hill to the square.
The first two teams get to the museum and find the coach in their picture for the clue. It’s a detour.. Tiles or Miles. With Tiles, they must put together a puzzle, life sized, using provided clay tiles. With Miles, using a large divider (some call it a compass) to measure the total distance within 500 miles of 10 of Magellan’s trips . Once done, they get their next clue. Let’s not forget that those express passes are still out their and I think NFL is now bringing up the rear. Due to delays, they won’t arrive in Lisbon until 3:40am the following morning. ER and Dating decide to work together on the Miles task. Baseball is on their way to somewhere, hopefully it’s the museum. They are and they choose to do the Tiles task. Meanwhile, ER and Dating have come up with a number that is close enough for government work and get the next clue. Meanwhile, the hippies and Okies arrive in Lisbon and are off in their taxis. Baseball (they’ve been dubbed Bunnies by the others) has arrived at their puzzle task, Tiles. We see NFL arrive in London which I think is their first connection.
Completing the Detour takes teams to this place for their next clue which, is a roadblock. Who has a hand for slings and arrows. What they must do, is dress up in proper knight attire and fire an arrow cannon at a target 150 feet away and hit one of the shields pinned to the board. When they do that they get their next clue which is written on the back of the shield. Jason and Travis both take this one on. Travis misses with his first try, Jason scores a hit with his. Travis cannot aim this thing properly to save his own life. The clue on the back of the shield will take them to the pit stop but we’ll get to that in a moment. Over at the puzzle house, the girls have successfully finished theirs and can move on to the roadblock. Hippies and Okies now have the coach clue and decide to work together. Travis finally hits the target. Dating is on their way to the pit stop (which was the next clue) at Castelo Dos Mouros, concerned they may take a wrong turn somewhere and get lost.
Earlier in the day, at the airport and booking agent, Afghans and Ice girls booked a flight that connected in London. They wanted Okies on the same flight with them in case it was a race to last place so that Okies would get knocked out and the ice girls and them (Afghans) could snag those last two spots. Okies didn’t care for that idea and took a different flight. Why did NFL get to London before them? or did they? Where are the Exes?
In the cabs, on the way to the pitstop, Dating is trying to direct the cab driver based on the signs they are seeing. He seems to think he knows where he’s going but I’m not so sure they agree. ER is also in their cab on the way, still a little bitter that they lost the first leg due to not reading the instructions. They want a first place leg. Apparently there are several ways to this castle but one involves a hike and that’s the one that Dating finds themselves dropped off at. That costs them their 7 minute lead, and the win for this leg, when ER gets closer and checks in first. They win a trip to Costa Rica. Dating takes second place. Jason says he’ll take the blame. I guess that Amy is better at reading signs than he is. Better than last guys…
Afghan and Ice girls have now arrived in Lisbon. Back at the coach museum, Okies do the Miles part of the detour, Hippies take tiles. I guess they aren’t working together anymore. This is a race to be second to last and the only two teams we have not seen in Lisbon are NFL and Exes. Spoke too soon.. Exes arrive in Lisbon (DAMN!), Marie says she doesn’t know where they currently stand but she’ll use the express pass if it comes down to it. NFL is once again, delayed, in London. They took a flight that was supposed to get them to Lisbon the same time as ER, 7am that day. 2 connections, What could have possibly gone wrong? The original flight they managed to get on, after the initial screwup, put them a couple hours behind a couple other teams. They certainly wouldn’t be dead last and I think it would take divine intervention at this point to save them.
Baseball wives are at the roadblock and I don’t know which one did it but she got it on the second try. They are on their way to the pit stop, hopefully for a 3rd place finish. At the tile factory, Hippies are just beginning. They say they are good at puzzles. Over at the miles task, Okies are giving it their damndest, to be dead wrong. Actual distance was 16000+ miles but their first calculation? 1000 and change. Back to the measuring fellas. No worries, they just added wrong. They are on their way to the roadblock. Hippies are too as they have finished their puzzle. Baseball wives take 3rd place on the mat. Phil asks them how they moved from last to third, they figured out a strategy at the airport, that made some teams mad at them but, they don’t care. Those other teams are looking at their assets right now.
Ice girls and Afghans are at the coach museum.. They all chose Miles for the detour. Okies are at the roadblock. Danny takes on that task. He hits the shield with his first arrow but it doesn’t penetrate so he has to take another shot. At the miles task, these people are a bunch of idiots (Afghans and Ice Girls).. Afghan wonders if Magellan went through the Panama canal. The girls just take a WAG – Wild Ass Guess. The girls switch tasks, the guys say they’ll catch up.. I sense a crack forming in this alliance. Meanwhile, Danny scores a hit on the shield and they get their direction to go to the pit stop. We will see if they actually make it. Exes are on the way to the coach museum and I think NFL is still stuck in London.
As Okies are leaving the roadblock, Hippies arrive and Adam makes short work of hitting the target so they too are on the way to the pit stop.. That is the order they arrive. Exes get the clue and choose tiles. Ice girls are there working on it when Afghans arrive. Exes arrive and the others let out a huge groan. I don’t think they know what has happened to NFL. Ice girls finish their puzzle and are on the way to the roadblock. In a bit of attempted strategery, Afghan tells Exes that they’ve been there for two hours and the girls were there three hours before them. They want Exes to use their express pass. Marie doesn’t buy it but that seed has been planted. As these two idiots are trying to build this puzzle, pieces are falling off (they could have laid the template down so that wouldn’t happen) and breaking. They consider using the express pass but eventually do get the puzzle done (DAMN!). So now, they too are on the way to the roadblock.
The girls and the Afghans arrive at the roadblock. I think Ally, whose grandfather grew up in Portugal, did the task, and I don’t know which cousin did it.. Both get it done though and are on the way to the pit stop. Tim does the roadblock for Exes and they too are on the way to the pit stop. The order they arrive is Afghan, Ice, Exes. Phil tells Exes they are the last to arrive, except for one team.
The flight from London hasn’t even left yet… We finally see NFL arrive in Lisbon but, Phil meets them at the airport, to tell them they’ve been eliminated. Since they are at an airport, they can catch a flight out of Lisbon.. Joker Phil says, “good luck with that”… Funny, Phil.
See you next week kids. Til then, Peace.