Wendy Feldman’s Criminal Past by NMD
It has been almost seven years since Wendy Feldman was convicted of defrauding investors to the tune of over 4 million dollars. She developed the habit of befriending wealthy clients, getting them to trust her, before misappropriating their money. Combined with wire fraud, she landed herself a two plus year prison sentence. Who is Wendy Feldman? She is Teresa Giudice’s new Crisis Manager. It looks like she’s got the experience for the job.
This woman appears to have ice in her veins. According to this article, Wendy visited a client suffering from complications to back surgery and in the intensive care unit – at the same time she was draining the woman’s bank account. Wendy blamed it on drug addiction and an abusive marriage.
U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Litigation Release No. 19748 / June 29, 2006
Jill and Teresa had better watch their wallets.
Real Housewives of Atlanta – the Shit hits Kenya Moore’s Fan and deflects back on Apollo by NMD
Seriously Bravo? Real Housewives of Atlanta starts with Kenya in a fitness class – the type with the pieces of cloth hanging from the ceiling that acrobats swing in that they use in Cirque de Soleil. I don’t know what it’s called, but it’s the scene that’s been shown over and over again in the preview of RHOBH. But we’re in Atlanta with Kenya, not in BH with Brandi and Lisa. Kenya swings a little bit and ends up in that upside down, legs split pose we’ll see Brandi in tomorrow. I blame the producers for this one. If Kenya declares that she’s a witch I’ll turn off my TV – I swear I will.
Kandi drew the short straw and has to film this scene with Kenya. She avoids the leg spread upside down thing because she’s twisted her ankle falling off high heels. Unlike Brandi, she’s not on crutches and high heels with a sprained ankle. They go over the Apollo-Kenya texts. Kenya seems to have forgotten that she said Apollo was shady at the reunion. Now she’s in defense mode saying there was nothing inappropriate. The worst Kandi could find was “LOL Babe.” Not what I’d text to a man – but not a smoking gun either.
Porsha gets counseling. I like this therapist. She digs deep into Porsha’s issues. Porsha tries to blame everything on Kordell, but the therapist makes her understand that she needs to let go. She forces Porsha to try to get at the root of why she married Kordell, why she protected him, and why she is still wearing her ring when she says she wants to get him out of her system. Seriously, Brandi needs this therapist to get at the root of why she tried so hard to please cheating Eddie and why she finds it so hard to let go. Porsha also lets us know that Kordell didn’t have sex with her much – because she’s not that bright and thinks we need to be hit over the head with the Kordell is gay theme. I honestly don’t care either way. Porsha needs to figure out why she entered into that marriage and put up with him. It’s time she focuses on her.
NeNe drops in for a visit with Cynthia. Cynthia looks great – and is feeling okay. As they are talking, Kandi calls. Cynthia puts her on speaker and doesn’t tell her that NeNe is there, and Kandi trash talks NeNe. Joke. That was the NY storyline. Nope. Cynthia is a southern belle and knows her manners, so she immediately lets Kandi know that NeNe is in the room. Kandi is also a southern belle so she checks in on Cynthia’s health, then invites both ladies out to cheer up Porsha.
Another scene with Kandi. This time she’s at lunch with Phaedra and they discuss Kenya. Phaedra points out what I pointed out earlier – Kenya changes her story every time she tells it. She explains to the viewers that Kenya went for Apollo when they were both staying in a hotel in LA. Apollo had to switch hotels to shake her. Kandi knows the girl code and is firmly on Phaedra’s side. Even if Apollo was acting shady, Kenya should have shut it down. Sketchy.
Cynthia is out of bed but still not 100%. Her staff are at the house going over things when Noelle (13) walks in and asks for Cynthia’s credit card to order books. I flashback to Lea Black’s son RJ ordering all the things for his b-day party without Lea knowing. That’s not the case in Cynthia’s house. Noelle is turning out to be a real beauty, and Cynthia starts to question her about a boy. It turns out that Noelle has kissed a boy – and we’re not talking about a peck on the cheek. I have to hand it to Cynthia for keeping calm as she tries to figure out how much has gone on with this boy. I want to kick his ass and I’m not Noelle’s mom! Joke – it’s a cute scene.
Now we’re at the lunch that Kandi arranged. Kandi’s hair was straight in all the earlier scenes, but now it’s that wavy red hair. I like straight better in case you are reading Kandi. Everyone is there but Kenya, and Porsha tells them more about her marriage. Again Porsha tells us that she didn’t have any of her own money but Kordell took care of her. Well sort of took care of her – she wasn’t allowed to have her sister in the house. She explains that she had to keep the girls at arm’s length because of him. I need to stop and say that she’s explaining an abusive, controlling relationship, and if it’s true I’m glad she’s free now. I’m not sure what show I’m watching, because no one is talking over her or trying to create drama. They are acting like normal, highly functioning supportive women. Oh that’s right, Kenya isn’t there.
Since no one but Kandi will film with Kenya, she’s filming with her cousin in some sort of specialty grocery store. I mentioned earlier that my boss saw Kenya with another lady. I showed him pictures of the rest of the cast and he didn’t recognize them, so I think it might be her cousin. Remind me to ask him tomorrow.
Kenya is living in some sort of extended stay hotel. Hello – her dog is with her so she didn’t leave her behind. NeNe is shocked. Shocked I tell you. It reminds me of Kathy Griffin living in the Holiday Inn Express during Life on the D list. Only Kathy made a joke out of it. They head over to the Astoria to look at places. Remember Jill and Bethenny looking at condos season 1 or 2 of NY? Kenya says she needs at least 5,000 square feet and a big bed because she likes to have a lot of sex all over the place. She mentions gymnastics, and you all know me well enough to know that I threw up a little in my mouth to hear her degrade a sport with her dirty sex talk. She’s just nasty. This was probably filmed this about the time Gabby won the Olympics.
Phaedra takes Apollo out to dinner for a smack down. Phaedra tells Apollo that Kenya said he’s a liar liar. He is really acting nervous and sketchy. She reads him, and tells him not to text her friends. Apollo talks around it, and acts defensive. Call me naive, but I don’t think this scene is rehearsed. The Atlanta women have no issue with letting their men look like fools on camera – and the men fall for it – time and time again. Phaedra keeps Apollo on the witness stand and grills him. She asks him what happened, and he deflects and asks what she heard. Apollo admits he saw Kenya in LA. He says that if he wanted to sleep with Kenya he could have, but he didn’t cross the boundary. They were both at a party, then saw each other at the hotel. She asks if Kenya propositioned her, and he says she didn’t need to but he could tell that she was open to it. He decided to switch hotels. Phaedra is using every ounce of self control she has to let him keep talking and dig himself into a deeper hole. I hate to say it but Kenya might just have a case here.
Phaedra then interviews and says what we’re all thinking – Apollo isn’t really that smart and probably shouldn’t have said anything.
Today should be interesting – Kenya was tweeting up a storm last night about receipts.
Apollo had a sense of humor last night tweeting:
I’m alive still
The Amazing Race – 23.10 – Parting Of The Red Sea – By MelTheHound
**** Good Morning ladies and gentlemen.. I decided last night to go ahead and drop this on you this morning.. I may or may not continue with my plan to do a dual recap on Thursday morning. I will let it be a surprise 😀 ****
- Jason and Amy – Dating
Chester and Ephraim – NFL– Eliminated leg 3
- 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)– Eliminated leg 9 Brandon and Adam – Hippies– Eliminated leg 4/5
- Nicole and Travis – ER Doctors (married)
Tim and Danny – Okies (from Oklahoma)– Eliminated leg 6
- Tim and Marie – Divorced (two of the most annoying people on the planet)
Nicole and Kim – Baseball wives (married to MLB players)– Eliminated leg 8
- And of course, Phil Keoghan – The host or just, Phil
Hello race fans.. Last week we said goodbye to the baseball wives, Nicole and Kim. I wouldn’t call it bad luck but they had a run of unfortunate events, were U Turned by Divorced, had to do a speed bump, and were simply the last to arrive. The Geranimals were also turned but still managed a third or fourth place finish.
This week the teams are on the way to Indonisia.. Gawd, can this program pick another damn country? They started in south America, I wish we got to see more of that. Anyway they are all on the same plane so it doesn’t matter who leaves first, only who finishes first. At the airport, the geranimals want to know why ER turned them. They are told because they lied about turning the beards. (Those two are really a pair of asshalves.. It takes both of them to make a complete ass-whole) Once they get to Badung, they have to then go by taxi to the Ram Arena.. I guess a pass time here is to watch these creatures but heads.. Each team has to grab a pair from a marked truck and take them to the arena and once they knock heads, as male rams will do, they have to take them back to the trucks they came from and then they get their next clue. To me this is kind of like dog fighting because if you let these creatures go at it, they will kill each other.. I don’t know if a more stubborn animal exists. But, I digress… Not my country..
The next clue tells them to get on the train and go back to Badung. As teams are departing in their taxis, Divorced gets a little payback for stealing Dating’s cab back in Vienna. Theirs breaks down and they have to find another, putting them in last place. The first teams to arrive at the station are ER and the Ice Crew.. There are 12 minutes to spare before the next train leaves. At the last minute, another team gets onboard and ER is hoping it is anyone but the geranimals. Yep, that’s who it is. Just as dating gets there, followed by divorced, the train leaves. The next one is in an hour. Ice girls and geranimals are celebrating leaving the others behind a little too much for ER’s taste, who, I think are just a little too perfect and judgmental. I mean, this IS a race, Right?
Once they are there, they get their next clue from the box on the platform.. They are going to the zoo for their detour. For the Elephants or For the birds. With the Elephant task, they have to deliver a specified amount of food to the zoo, and feed it to the elephants. Including from a market, melons, sweet potatoes, sugar cane, and bananas. They have to use marked trolly carts to move the food from their taxis through the zoo, to the elephants. With For the Birds, the teams have to pick a pair of birds and deliver them to the Song Bird Grand Prix. ER chooses the birds, the rest, chose the elephants, including divorced and dating who have not arrived yet. Still waiting for the train. The biggest problem with feeding the elephants is getting the food to them. The geranimals figure this one out pretty quickly and are even able to keep all their food on the cart, which the others had problems with. The ice girls, must really be morons.. Instead of getting the food first, they went to the zoo first to look for their carts. They couldn’t find the marked entrance to find the carts. Doesn’t matter, they didn’t have anything to put on it. The longer these two are at this task, with Multiple trips back to the market, wasting a huge amount of time, the more frustrated and pissed off they become. You see, one wanted to do the bird task but the other wanted to do the elephant task. They are bickering back and fourth about who was right and even discuss switching tasks. I have seen this look on a woman’s face before. Ladies, I luv women but that is not a pretty sight. In fact it is downright frightening and there isn’t a man alive who wants to see that look on a woman’s face. If I have ever caused that look from any of you, I apologize. Anyway, they do finally get through the elephant task but are seriously now in last place, even behind the two teams they cheered about leaving behind at the train station.. There’s another woman who can have that annoyed look, and her name is Karma.. I hear she’s a bit of a bitch..
The first to arrive at the next clue box is ER.. The clue is a roadblock. They have to assemble one of these things, that is a musical instrument. It will play 8 notes on a scale, one octave. Once they get it put together, a kid tests it out and if they have it correct, they get their next clue. For some odd reason, Nicole chose to do this task even though it is Travis who has a musical background. The woman didn’t know what an octave was. I remember learning that in first grade music class… Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do… Maybe she didn’t learn it that way or maybe she simply forgot. Either way, that decision may have cost them the race. As she is struggling trying to figure out this puzzle, the Geranimals stagger in and begin the task. They get it right on the second try. TH Travis is complaining the entire time that his wife is so clueless. In fact, once Leo has it right, Nicole tries to look at his to see how it’s done but, he won’t let her see it. Divorced arrives next and Tim takes this one on because he too has a musical background. (If I am not mistaken, each team must divide these roadblocks evenly) He gets through it pretty easily. Dating has also arrived so now we have 4 teams doing thie task. The Geranimals get out of there first and are now in first place. They are closely followed by divorced. These two may be the most annoying but they are running a good race. Their race. Back inside, Nicole still cannot figure this out but Amy made pretty short work of hers. I am calling foul here because before Dating left, Amy basically put Nicole’s together for her. If that is within the rules, why couldn’t Travis have told her how to do it?
Meanwhile, back at the zoo, the Ice Crew has arrived on their Third trip, with the sugar cane to feed the elephant.. I think we can all see what is coming here.
The Geranimals arrive first at the pit stop, and are rewarded with $7500 each. Divorced arrives second. Dating steps on the mat third, followed by ER who are now in fourth. The pit stop is at the Bosscha Observatory, the oldest of it’s type in Indonesia. I guess I will have to put my feelings about Nicole being helped aside, Phil didn’t blast them for it but, they are still, in last place. That leaves the Ice Crew (LA Kings) back at the roadblock, they complete it, and show up at the pit stop to be told, they’ve been eliminated. Back to LA ladies, lace up your skates and go back to work.
For those of you hoping to see a girl duo win.. Not this time. They were the final one. Better luck next time.
The Walking Dead from Empress