Revenge is Sweet – Joanna Krupa Star of Hard Rock Event while Brandi Glanville was Uninvited by NMD
It is no secret that Brandi Glanville and Joanna Krupa do not get along. Brandi has a potty mouth, and she used it to slam Joanna Krupa’s lady parts on a Watch What Happens Live episode that aired earlier this fall. There are lines that most reality stars don’t cross. Both Brandi and Joanna cross them. Brandi has proven to be an untrustworthy co-worker. She takes her co-workers secrets, and announces them on National TV. Joanna does the same thing. She exposed her sister’s secrets on air, and also went for the jugular for her castmates. I would have trouble picking a side in this dirty fight.
Last night, the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel brand launched their 2014 Calendar in a star-studded event. Headlining the show were Mark McGraw and Joanna Krupa. Notably absent was Brandi Glanville, who was “fired” at the last minute as the Hard Rock didn’t feel she represented their brand at this point in time. Their statement:
As a company who prides itself on its core values of “Love All, Serve All,” SHRHC has decided to proceed with the planned party without Ms. Glanville’s appearance due to recent developments that include remarks towards African Americans made by Ms. Glanville on her hit Bravo TV show Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
“Until this situation is behind her, our organization feels it’s best to reinforce our culture and values at this time, which consist of love and respect for all,” said President John Fontana.
The party went on into the night, and a local DJ has this to say to Brandi:
When IAmOrlando received a little twitter love from the Brandi supporters, he tweeted,
“Only an idiot lets a gutter joke ruin their schedule and opportunities”
And when someone called him an idiot, he replied:
“Far from it. Always been the top 10% of class, and lettered on swim team”
Brandi responded to the news by tweeting up a storm of her own, responding to the news with responses such as this: “I’m not a fucking racist never have been never will be.” She also came under fire for being seen with Amanda from Big Brother – a woman who has caught heat for her own inappropriate comments this past year. Brandi clarified quickly that Amanda simply stopped by her table at a restaurant to say Hi – and she had no idea who she was.
The fun continues on twitter. She posted a photo of a random guy in bed with the caption, “This is who I woke up 2” Then immediately clarified that it wasn’t a hookup and he played for another team.
At this point it’s just sad. Yet somehow I can not tear my eyes away – as much as I want to. The strange thing is none of this is translating into higher ratings for the show.
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Nene Leakes: Clearing up the “Head” Doctor Comment
A hit dog always holla! I never said I knew Phaedra in school. I mean why would I say that? She’s 21 years old and I’m 121 years old, right? I’m sure that’s what she would want the world to think. Hit your rewind button! I didn’t say I knew Phaedra was “The Head Doctor,” I said it was a rumor! We have all heard rumors about somebody we didn’t go to school with. It wasn’t said with malicious intent, but it was said. I’m definitely a jokester, but the one thing I don’t practice is lying.
That’s your defense? It may not be a lie but it wasn’t necessary to mention the lawyer used to be called the “head” doctor. It was very vulgar and inappropriate. Nene is employing Housewife101: If you want to stir up drama about another housewife, just mention the rumors you have heard about them and let the poop hit the fan.
This is the show we signed up for! Don’t get new now! I can’t count the number of times Phaedra has lied about my character. It works like this: don’t ever think you can dish on me and I can’t do the same to you.
Two wrongs are still wrong. The lawyer can give as good as she gets so watch your back!
Let’s welcome Chuck and Mynique to the show! As you can already tell, Chuck knows a few of these ladies in more ways than one! I’m not privy to the relationships he’s had with the other ladies, but I have heard all the rumors, so stick around, I think he does a pretty good job of letting us know.
Nene needs someone to have her back since Dwight has deserted her so I guess Chuck is his replacement. Wonder what he knows….
Kenya Moore: Joyce should trust Kandi
Ironically, I would rather have a mother that acts inappropriately to protect me than not have a mother at all. My Aunt Lori is my mother’s sister and has always been a mother figure to me. She is smart, driven, successful, and kind. Since birth, my mother made the decision at age 16 to pretend she never had me. She has never spoken to me. Even if present in the same room with other people and family, she pretends that I simply don’t exist. She pretends I’m invisible.
That is sad. It goes against the natural order of things.
I fully understand that there has been a void in my life because of this, which relates to my romantic relationships. I have never had any issues with falling in love, dating, sustaining long-term relationships, or attracting great men in my life, who have loved me unconditionally. Although I have had now seven proposals of marriage, I have never accepted one.
So how does not having a mother and not accepting seven proposals of marriage have to do with the other?
As my Aunt pointed out, I choose “unavailable men.” I’ve never wanted a married man or one that is in a relationship. I acknowledge I have a pattern of falling for men who are emotionally unavailable, physically unavailable in terms of distance, or categorically unavailable with respect to time or where they are in life. For instance, some men know they are not ready for marriage. Perhaps my pattern is that I unconsciously seek rejection or failure with these men, which sadly mimics my mother’s relationship.
Your relationship with your mother is not your fault nor is it in your control. Maybe you really don’t want to get married and have children. It makes me wonder with the divorce rates if some people only marry because they feel that they are supposed to as if it would lead to a happy, less lonely life. I think marriage is for some people but not for all.
Although I have suffered a great deal of pain from my mother, my understanding of my own pathology is a step toward healing. Everyone has a story. Everyone has suffered loss, pain, or rejection on some level. My story of my mother has been written and published for 42 years. My story of having a family of my own is still being written. I have had a series of unfortunate setbacks, but I have faith in knowing that God has a plan for me. My Aunt believes that if a baby is what I want now, then I should focus on that. For me, I will explore all my options as I have someone special in my life. I have learned my lesson about pressuring a man for marriage. With that said, I will continue to work on myself so that I can be the best woman, friend, companion, and mother to my future children… Godspeed.
Well, I hope we can see your growth on the show. It would be a lot better than what I’ve seen on my screen so far. Twerking, twirling, singing and complaining about the lies the lawyer has been spouting are not as interesting as seeing someone overcoming their past and moving forward to set up a happy future for themselves. I’m sure there will be set backs but it shouldn’t take up more than three episodes.
Cynthia Bailey: On the Birds and the Bees
Now please be clear. I don’t pretend to have all the answers on raising children (and outside of taking care of my own that I was in labor with for 16 hours), I say do what works for you and your child. However, I know that this is a controversial subject, and what works for one child does not necessarily work for the other. So I was curious about what the other mothers in the world who are in the same boat with me think, and decided to ask the question on Twitter. I received answers ranging from ages 10-15 years old. This was interesting! In my opinion 10 is too young and 15 is too late. My daughter is 14 years old and is in high school. Guess what? Not only are her peers talking about sex, most of them are already having sex. Regardless of age, no one knows our children better than we do. So with having a child comes the responsibility of making every effort to support, protect, and give them the education they need to make good life choices.
I always feel education is best. Also showing your child pictures of stds and how to identify them is always a good start.
Bottom line: We had sex growing up, and our children will be no different. I encourage my daughter to feel comfortable coming to me about anything and everything. I am her mother, and that’s what I am here for. So now I ask you guys the same question. What do you think?
Better hearing about sex from you than Noelle hearing it from her friends.
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Another thing you should know is that no one in their right mind travels to Palm Springs in the summer unless they absolutely have to… It’s a lovely place, but it’s the desert and it is way too hot for words. Everyone who lives in Southern California knows that… Don’t let anyone fool you into thinking that it’s not really THAT hot because it’s a “dry heat.” It’s hot – period. They should all know better. I think Bravo played a huge joke on these women and decided that since this is the season from hell – the women might as well feel like they’re actually living IN hell.
In addition, I believe that Brandi is seriously damaged. I have my own ideas about what I think it could be – But she is royally screwed up and needs some serious interventions. I am not joking nor am I excusing her behavior. In fact, I will be snarking about it very shortly – but she is so far gone that she’s not obviously not listening to any sane people in her life – – Well, that’s assuming there are indeed, sane people in her life.
There were just so many things that assaulted my sensibilities this episode that I decided to arrange the blog comments by offensive category. In addition, almost everyone’s blog was a novella this week… Everyone was busy over-explaining, rationalizing, blaming, and lobbing digs at everyone else. So make sure you put on your haz-mat suit… Find some chocolate and your beverage of choice… And just let’s see what the cat dragged in this week, shall we?
When an Apology Isn’t an Apology
All the footage we are seeing now was taken months ago. People have had plenty of time to think about what they did and why they did it… And yet, most are still unwilling to take responsibility for their part of any casino, dig or disrespectful thing they’ve said to or about each other. Let’s take Brandi’s feeble attempt at an apology – Brandi blogs, “First and foremost, I really do want to sincerely apologize and say I am truly sorry for the insensitive joke I made about Joyce not getting in the water and to anyone of my friends or fans of the show I offended.” Okay, this part isn’t too bad… except that I don’t know why she felt she needed to target her apology only towards her friends or fans of the show… I’m neither at this moment (I’m really cranky at this show right now) so I guess her apology doesn’t apply to me. Also, why isn’t her apology also addressed to Joyce? Joyce certainly isn’t qualified as her friend – Perhaps Joyce is a fan of the show. But I highly doubt it that at this point of time.
Now if only Brandi had stopped right there… but instead she attempts to weakly defend herself as she blogs, “I generally tend to speak before thinking, which is something I wish I could change about myself. But it has been 41 years now and I don’t really see that happening. I generally feel like the more you protest about something the guiltier one usually looks, but after looking at social media (which is ruining all of our lives BTW) I guess I need to prove myself a little further.” Brandi, be an adult – and STFU! It’s easy… Just wait for at least 10 seconds to think before you open your mouth to respond to someone… Practice impulse control… You can do it… You really can… You’re a mother and are supposed to be a role model for your kids. They are watching everything you do and say. That concept alone should SCARE you into watching what you do and say – Not to mention you’re on a reality show on national TV and this is all documented for posterity. And by the way, you haven’t proven yourself at all to me except to be a drunken, irresponsible, childish idiot – too often, in my opinion.
Yolanda explains why she’s defending Brandi as she blogs, “During the first year of my battle with Lyme disease, Brandi was the ONLY person in this group that consistently and genuinely checked up on me, which says a lot about who she is as a person. For that, I love her and will always be grateful. With that said, I cannot control what comes out of Brandi’s mouth and I absolutely in no way, shape or form, condone Brandi’s behavior even though as a woman, I do have empathy for the heartbroken person that she is and feel it is my responsibility as a human being to stay engaged with her and to be a source of support. If I can only give her a glimmer of hope while she is going through her darkness, then that is enough for me. I might be ridiculed for being a friend to Brandi, but I honestly don’t care about fan votes or hate regarding this particular subject on social media. I ONLY care about going to sleep at night knowing I have done good and that I made a difference in someone’s life.”
When you are chronically sick, and someone actually bothered to be there for you during the dark stages of your path – An unbelievably strong bond between the two of you is created. I think that’s what we’re seeing between Yolanda and Brandi – They’re strange bedfellows to say the least… But this new loyalty makes more sense now, no?
Yolanda explains, “I broke my back giving birth to my son Anwar, lost my husband to infidelities, and battled severe depression all at the same time in 1999, so I know what it is like to be broken and down in a deep, dark hole while trying to keep it together to be a mother and raise children. Life did not give me that experience to now look down on Brandi and judge her for falling in a hole that I was once in.”
Yolanda continues to explain, “I am not just going to drop my friend because she is not making me look very good in front of all of you right now. I will support Brandi to the best of my ability until she comes out of this very difficult time in her life. At this time, I only wish her love, light, and the ability to heal her broken heart.”
I know many of you found fault with her explanation – but it makes some sense to me. It doesn’t give license to Yolanda to act the way she’s acting… but I’m not about to blame Brandi for Yolanda’s actions and vice versa.
Over the Top
One of the things that many have found especially offensive was that Brandi wore what she described as a “Mary, Mother of Jesus” bathing suit top – Which actually turned out to be a replica of the image of “Our Lady of Guadalupe” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_Guadalupe). Brandi, you said you have over 100 bathing suits, and THIS is the one you chose to wear? So just in case there were people you hadn’t yet offended, you choose to intentionally offend a huge devout population just to make some sort of shocking statement? Or perhaps you didn’t know that the shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe is the most visited Catholic pilgrimage destination in the world. You are so very clueless, it’s actually unbelievable. In my opinion, the only thing worse than wearing the actual bathing suit top itself, was the back and forth conversation between Brandi and Carlton about the positioning of the image when Brandi wears the bathing suit. Carlton cavalierly made the comment, “Is she suckling?” when referring to said bathing suit top on Brandi’s breast. I have no words…
Get in the Pool, Dagnabit!
While the women were all relaxing at the pool, Brandi and Yolanda decide to goad Joyce into actually getting into the pool as if it’s some unwritten rule somewhere that if you’re a host of a pool party you must get into the pool. Brandi blogs, “So we go to the pool and everyone looks great in full hair and makeup but no one wants to get in the pool, despite the heat.”
Joyce blogs, “… We all decided to go to the pool. After getting drinks for the ladies, I wanted to work on my tan and simply enjoy the beautiful nature when Brandi decided that her “mission” was to get me in the pool. I took off my dress just to support her, because she said she didn’t want to be the only one in a bikini. Then she started calling me Jacqueline, which as I said, is a beautiful name — but it’s not my name. I thought it was an honest mistake from her as by then I’ve known her for a while and she’s always called me by my name. That’s why I corrected her nicely and didn’t take it personal.”
Joyce continues, “She then continued with her peer pressure in her pursuit of getting me into the pool. I was quite shocked when Yolanda joined her as she always tries to act and proclaim that she is a “girl’s girl.” With all due respect, in my book that is NOT the behavior of a girl’s girl. And FYI Yolanda, I don’t know about you, but I’ve never heard that etiquette states that you must do everything your guests want you to do in order to be a good host. I’ve never heard that if you don’t jump into a pool you are considered a bad host, and no, I am not afraid of being without makeup — as we clearly saw in the previous episode.” Oh, snap! Lol… Yeah, Joyce is equally stunning without makeup… I hate her… Kidding… Not really… lol.
Kyle blogs, “The women chastising Joyce for not getting in the pool was completely absurd. Why would women at this age care who wants to swim or not? I stayed quiet for a bit, but finally had to say that we are too old for peer pressure. I don’t understand why they wouldn’t leave Joyce alone. Carlton was, of course, quick to scold me that I shouldn’t say peer pressure. I wasn’t quite sure WHAT to call it. It was disgusting. That’s what I was REALLY thinking.” You’re right… it was disgusting.
Kyle continues, “Yolanda kept saying that she should lead her party and get in the pool. . . Then she said in her interview that she thought Joyce was worried about getting her hair wet or having her makeup run. It seems to me that’s exactly what Yolanda wanted.” Ding, ding, ding! You win the prize!
Lisa blogs, “When watching this segment, I didn’t understand the pressure from Yolanda for Joyce to get in the pool just because it was her party. Sometimes there are personal reasons why you would choose not to and who cares?” Exactly… It should have been enough for Joyce to say she didn’t want to get in – the reason is immaterial.
Yolanda blogs, “Being in the desert where it’s 120 degrees in a bathing suit with nobody wanting to get wet was the most uncomfortable poolside experience I ever had. Kyle and Joyce were talking about skinny dipping that same night in the same pool, so the whole “I can’t swim” excuse was an absolute lie.”
Yolanda, sweetheart, there wasn’t a whole lot of real “swimming” going on in the pool… There was just a lot of standing around talking. Plus, you don’t have to know how to swim to skinny dip – but I guess you do have to be skinny… lol. All Joyce was saying was that she was not about to do laps in the pool. But your condescending, persnickety attitude took something as innocent as, “I don’t want to get into the pool” and “I cannot swim” to a whole new childish level. Then when you mocked Joyce further by demonstrating to her how to swim – I, proclaimed defender of most things (not all) pertaining to Yolanda, almost threw lemons at your pretentious, snotty little head.
Kim blogs, “Once we got settled in our rooms we headed straight to the pool. Right off the bat it just didn’t feel right, and there was a lot of tension. The push for Joyce to take her sundress off! Look, in my opinion Joyce invited us all down to have a good time and to do whatever we wanted in a beautiful home. She had a chef to prepare nice dinners and planned activities, but the rest should be up to us. If you want to swim, then swim. If you want to take a walk, then take a walk. There should be no rules except to just come have a good time. I have hosted many trips in my life and just because it is my trip, doesn’t mean I have to babysit. For instance, when I took my friends to Hawaii once, some people wanted to lie out while others wanted to shop or go marlin fishing. You can’t be with everyone at the same time. I thought it was a little ridiculous for Yolanda to tell Joyce how to handle herself. I mean grow up!” You’re right, Kim. Whoa… Have I ever said that before? Lol…
Kim continues, “I started to get anxiety when all the girls pressured Joyce to get in the pool over and over again. I was shocked. I couldn’t believe these were grown women! People laughing and calling names! It felt horrible to even be there! The whole thing just got so ugly and only continued when we got to dinner.” Why yes, yes it did… unfortunately…
Cuz, the Only Reason You Don’t Swim Must Be Because You’re…
So since Joyce said she doesn’t know how to swim, Brandi brilliantly deduces that she must be “a black person.” Whoa… what? Did I hear that right? Where in the heck did that come from? In her blog, Brandi tries to convince us that since she has friends from many races and she dates men of all races that clearly she is not racist. She uses the fact that her children are multiracial as further evidence. Brandi also tells us that she inappropriately jokes all the time with her black friends. (Btw… Who categorizes their friends by race?) Brandi says, “These jokes are clearly not ready for TV.” Clearly, you’re the one who doesn’t get it, Brandi – That wasn’t a “joke” and it would clearly not have been funny anytime, you ignorant gooberhead!
Brandi blogs, “I am not a racist and I apologize for my insensitive joke. The moment those words came out of my mouth I regretted them and felt like I just handed Joyce/Jacqueline the gift that she had been waiting for to have another go at me and give herself the attention she clearly was craving.” Brandi, if indeed you regretted what you said right at that moment – Why didn’t you apologize for it at that moment? Instead, you have a smug look on your face – However, to be fair, we can’t be sure if that was another Bravo “creative edit” or not… As far as your written explanation, why didn’t you stop typing right after you said, “I regretted them…” Period. While it may be true that Joyce may crave attention – but so do you. Isn’t that why you do so much of what you do, Captain Hypocrite?
Brandi writes, “I hope you see that although it didn’t go too well, I was just trying to be funny — as I always try to be. Life is not worth living if you can’t laugh with your close friends. In the future, I will remember in to hold back with people who I now see are only looking to take me down so that they can have a something for themselves.” Okay, Miss Flip the Script… So it’s everyone else’s fault that you’re inappropriate because they’re just looking for an opportunity to bring you down? Hello! I am one of the people who really liked you in the beginning and I rode that train for a long time… but I had to jump off because you have long since danced on my last nerve. You may not be aware of this, but it is quite possible to be funny while not putting other people down. This may be a big revelation to you… but it’s entirely possible. Try it… You’ll like it!
Joyce writes, “However, none of the peer pressure was as bad as Brandi’s racial remarks. How dare she put black people in a box! Puerto Ricans are a mix of African, Spanish, and Indian. My great grandmother was black. So yes, I’m proud to say I’m a mix and very proud of my African lineage as well! But even if I didn’t have it in my blood I would still not tolerate her racial remarks. She stereotypes and labels because I tell her I can’t swim (which I do swim but like a puppy). And FYI, one of the best swimmers in the world is black! He is a gold medalist and his name is Cullen Jones. It was extremely difficult for me to keep my cool, so I retreated to my room, took a bath and tried to get zen as I was not going to attack Brandi in a place where I invited her. After a bit of meditation I was feeling positive and thought maybe it was just a bad start and that things would look up after the delicious meal the chef was preparing.”
Lisa blogs, “When Brandi made an idiotic remark at the pool, I was incredulous and embarrassed for her. Remarks like that are irresponsible. I do know she is not a racist, but I hope she cringes when she views it and learns to have a modicum of sense and sensitivity to other people’s feelings. I tried to laugh it off, knowing a remark that was so provocative was downright rude to our hostess. It’s particularly poignant this week, as we lay the iconic Nelson Mandela to rest — somebody who paved the way to eradicate ignorance like this.”
Yolanda blogs, “Brandi’s racial comment was uncalled for. The bigger picture here is that sadly nobody wanted to get in the pool because they are so critical of themselves and competing with each other. They don’t want to mess up their hair and makeup and expose who and what they really are.”
OMG, Yolanda – are we being a little dramatic? What’s up with the part, “…expose who and what they really are”… Are you implying that Joyce is a “Gizmo” kind of a furry Mogwai character that when she gets water on herself she immediately turns into a “Gremlin?” Joyce is a stunning, rich, philanthropic, friendly pageant girl who may act somewhat annoying but up to this point of time has done nothing crazily wrong but incessantly flip her hair. Sure, she made a mountain out of a molehill with Lisa’s HairGate 2013… but this whole catty jealous thing is not a good look for you, Yolanda.
No, Really – It’s Fun to Call People Names
I found that Brandi’s insistence on calling Joyce “Jacqueline” every chance she got – by her own admission over half of the time just because she found Joyce to be annoying was pretty offensive. And I’m someone who attaches nicknames to people almost every chance I get. Joyce politely corrected Brandi the first couple of times, but then set the boundary of not acknowledging Brandi when she continued to insist on calling her “Jacqueline.” As if that wasn’t enough, Brandi actually insulted the name, “Joyce.” Saying it sounded like a big fat pig… or a grandma name… or whatever – Brandi is just making friends everywhere, isn’t she? One of my best friends in the whole wide world is named, “Joyce” and she is one of the kindest and awesomest (Yes, that’s a word cuz I said so… lol) people in the whole entire world. Yes, I screw with her name too, and call her “Rejoice” sometimes… but I also tell her sincerely, that her name is so appropriate for her because she honestly brings so much “Joy” to the world (Christmas song pun intended). Brandi made some sort of lame dupa comment about how the name “Joyce” didn’t sound Latin enough for her… Right, as if “Jaqueline” sounds oh, so Latin.
Joyce blogs, “’Joyce is a big fat pig’… Seriously? Brandi decides I should be Jacqueline because ‘Joyce is an ugly name that should only be for old or fat pigs.’ Her behavior is so childish that I don’t even know how to comment on that.” Yeah, neither do I.
Lisa blogs, “At the dinner we see a great example of the indomitable force of Yolanda and Brandi. Brandi incessantly calling Joyce “Jacqueline.” It was fine as a joke once, but over and over again was taunting her. When the subject of bullying came up it was taking it to a darker place than we needed to go. Just call her Brenda in retaliation and shut her up.”
Kim blogs, “Just seconds later when Brandi called Joyce fat it was amazing to me that Lisa found so much humor in it! Laughing like that? It really felt like them against us! When my sister shook her head in disbelief of all of this, Yolanda asks my sister, “Is there a PROBLEM KYLE?” OMGosh! Really Yolanda? Yes! There is a problem! Then she turns the whole thing back to HER! WOW! This dinner was just no fun! From the pool through dinner it just continued to get worse!” Yeah, everyone’s behavior was horrible… Lisa, unfortunately at that point, was no different.
Another Dinner Party from Hell… Yippee Cayey!
The comments made throughout dinner were just horrible – No matter the subject. Brandi blogs, “This dinner wasn’t going to go well from the get-go because half the women still had issues with one another. As I watched Joyce move food around on her plate and pretend to eat, as usual things started to get ugly. Kyle, Yolanda and Kim have their own unresolved issues from before. Although no one really knows what truly happened except the three of them, I blindly defend Yolanda because she had been a great friend to me. In the past, I had been on the other side of Kim and Kyle and it wasn’t fun, although our relationships now are stronger then they have ever been.” Really, so now we’re attacking Joyce because she doesn’t eat on camera? Wow… a new low?
Brandi blogs, “Joyce decides to play with her hair for the thousandth time before toasting herself about a show she scored the lead in that her husband just happened to produce. Kyle snaps at Yolanda, Yolanda in return snaps at Kyle, Joyce chimes in and snaps at Yolanda who tells her to stay out of it, I chime in and snap at Kyle. It’s just one giant s—show! Can’t we all just have drink please and maybe go do something fun? Nope! So more drinks for Brandi! Yes, I overindulged and it wasn’t cute, but can you f—ing blame me!?! Kim, Carlton, and Lisa pretty much stayed out of the fray, which was smart on their part. The dinner party from hell continues next week. Oh Joy! Or should I say “Oh Yoy”?”
I seem to remember another group dinner when a certain person, who shall remain nameless (Brandi), announced she had a book deal… How is this any different? Brandi, you’re so danged hypocritical. And btw, Why yes, YES I blame you for overindulging. It not being “cute” is NOT how I would describe your actions! Are you really admitting you can’t have any fun unless you’re drunk? GO GET PROFESSIONAL HELP NOW, BRANDI! How totally adult of you to end this paragraph by saying, “Oh Yoy.”
Carlton blogs, “Oh and the dinner from hell was soooo fun! More labels, this time Joyce uses “bullying” referring to Brandi teasing her with the wrong name. This is bloody exhausting! If as adults we constantly reverted back to childhood memories of bad name calling we’d never get out of bed! These adults and their diluted labels. Oh and yes there was that wonderful welcoming toast as host to her dinner… I mean Joyce toasting herself. . . Crickets! God this is an evening that will not DIE!”
Kyle blogs, “I felt like “Brandi, Lisa, Yolanda and Carlton” versus “Kim, Kyle, and Joyce.” Lisa trying to reprimand Joyce for telling Brandi she was bullied in school made no sense. Joyce didn’t say she was bullied by THEM. She said she was bullied in school. Lisa wanted to distance herself from Brandi’s behavior, but continued to encourage her by laughing. Lisa was clearly agitated with us and wanted to dismiss everything we were saying.”
Kyle continues, “Of course when Joyce wanted to chime in, Yolanda snapped at her. Saying “Joyce sweetheart, don’t get involved” was beyond rude. Joyce was our host. How Yolanda can sit there and say she’s a “girl’s girl” is ridiculous with the way she is treating some of the girls here. Yolanda thinks she is better than everyone and likes to speak to everyone in a condescending tone. I felt bad for Joyce and could see this night was only getting worse.”
Lisa blogs, “I believe I was wrong in not standing up to Brandi and her drunken rants against Joyce. Most of Brandi’s barbs were, quite frankly, ridiculous. I don’t think Joyce for one minute needs to worry about resembling “a big fat pig!” It was a tenuous situation as I said, with Yolanda and Kyle once again disagreeing over whether she had spoken negatively behind my back — which you can decide as the viewer as we delve deeper into the relationships.” I’m so glad that Lisa acknowledged that she should have acted differently.
Lisa continues, “Joyce at that point was not somebody I was particularly fond of. I felt she had endeavored to create a problem over HairGate but as I explained in an earlier blog, what she was doing was trying to enlighten me that my friends were less than loyal… I chose to ignore her which was ultimately my downfall. Had I listened, I would’ve been more prepared for what was about to ensue in the upcoming weeks. I have since apologized to her, for sitting there and not coming to her defense.” Wait, you actually apologized TO Joyce… What a concept! Yolanda, Carlton and Brandi could learn much from you, Yoda.
Yolanda blogs, “The interaction between all seven of us at the dinner table was an absolute insult to the intelligence of women. Seeing a two-hour dinner condensed down to five minutes just makes things even worse. In my own defense, even if it did not look like it, I will and have always been supportive of celebrating women and their success. I definitely showed interest in Joyce’s new show Siberia and even tweeted about it.”
Kim blogs, “I thought it was important for Joyce to express her feelings when she said she was bullied as a child AND it infuriated me that Lisa and Yolanda didn’t want to allow her to express herself! Especially at her own dinner! I am sick of Lisa not being fair to people! I’m used to her rude treatment of me, but seeing her behavior toward Joyce, just made me sick! She completely dismissed Joyce and totally disregarded me (as usual) when I was trying to acknowledge Joyce’s feelings.” Yeah, Lisa’s dismissive superior attitude really reared its’ ugly snobby little head, didn’t it?
Baby, I Love You – Now Let Me Choke You
While talking with her 3 close friends, Brandi presented “choking” as a routine sexual activity she engages in when she wants to bring an end to the sexual act and she seems to encourage her friends to do so, too. Right, because most people want to suffocate the person with whom they’ve just been intimate. I understand that it’s supposed give you some sort of idiotic high whether a partner is involved or not – As if having an orgasm just wasn’t enough. I’m not sure if it’s a fetish… Or perhaps it’s considered “sexual masochism” or “erotic asphyxiation” under the category of “sexual deviance?” Wait, why am I even trying to put a label on it – it’s DANGEROUS… PEOPLE DIE FROM THIS! Just ask David Carradine (Kung Fu) or Michael Hutchence (Lead singer for INXS)… Oh wait, you can’t… They’re dead allegedly because they too, experimented with this. It was crazily irresponsible that Bravo included this subject in the episode at all. Can you imagine how many people could start to experiment with it? What if something happens to them? Is Bravo culpable? Maybe, maybe not – but at the very least they’re reprehensible idiots. Seriously.
Lisa blogs, “It’s hard to understand this constant need to shock. Her admission of indulging in cocaine, nudity, of being choked? Calling yourself a whore? What message does that send? One must remember that what we see will forever be documented. Provocative statements. Like you, I am witnessing for the first time, as obviously we have no knowledge of what has been shot. But with all that I have seen since, being called a bully by paparazzi in front of my children would rate pretty low on the totem pole.” Tru dat. Wow… Was this Lisa actually defending Kyle in a roundabout way? Whoa… I think my head just exploded.
Yolanda blogs, “Brandi has been working really hard to support Jake and Mason as a single mom, and I am really happy she has a new book deal and other great opportunities coming her way. Her sex advice is to the point, and I believe she says out loud what most women think but do not dare say.” You’re wrong, Yolanda on a couple of points. While technically Brandi is single… and is a mom… but she only has custody of her kids 50% of the time and their father is actively in their lives. To me, when people talk about being a “single parent” it’s more than just being a “divorced parent.” It conjures up thoughts about one parent having to do the job of both parents 100% of the time without any help from the other parent or because the other parent is AWOL. You’re also wrong, Yolanda, because Brandi does not speak things that I’m thinking but I’m afraid to say. I think we’ve heard Brandi also try to sell us this brand of bologna – that she’s only saying things we don’t have the nerve to say. Let the record reflect, that contrary to popular belief, Brandi does not speak for womankind.
Carlton Crosses the Line
Carlton’s “F*** You” tattoo emblazoned on a cross was offensive to me. Wow… Are we supposed to think Carlton’s a badass? Carlton, honey, you’re trying way too hard. We all know the cross is a sacred religious symbol representing Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection. I personally find that tattoo to be very offensive – but almost nothing shocks me coming from Carlton. It is not surprising that she takes religious symbols and intentionally desecrates them. Another example is that she has an actual Catholic Confessional in her home in her bar area – and with a wink and a smile laughs at what has been done in the confessional. But just don’t ask her if she was raised Catholic or if she has ever experimented with witchcraft… Cuz THAT’S what will make her go off the deep end, right Kyle?
It’s also weird to me that Carlton named her child “Cross” and STILL proudly wears this tattoo… That’s just a new kind of messed up. Honestly, it could really be misinterpreted all over the place, no? Plus, it’s not even a good tattoo to begin with – Perhaps she needs to take a visit to the show, “Bad Ink.” Maybe they can tattoo over it and turn it into a cute little bee or something.
Carlton proudly wearing this cross tattoo also seems to me to be very inconsistent with her Wiccan belief system – not that we all aren’t hypocrites in one way or another. The Wiccan “Threefold Law,” is described as the belief that whatever a person wishes on someone else returns to them three times over (“Wiccan Spirituality, Green Magic, 2002). So in essence, Carlton’s literally screwed… And not in the good kinda way.
Carlton blogs, “Which leads me to being asked about my faith in the pool. . .Fan-f—ing-Tastic! Nothing like being put on the spot. I was surprised that Kyle seemed to notice the little one on my foot, which is of a pentagram. I am incredibly hesitant to talk to a couple of these girls about what I believe in. I’m certainly not seeking their approval, as they don’t need mine for their religious choices either — which is the obvious reason why one shouldn’t discuss religion or politics. However I am urged to. Up until this journey of RHOBH, I never discussed my faith with strangers, and only my inner circle knew of my beliefs. This is largely due to my experience growing up and constantly having to defend it because people feared or didn’t understand it.”
Carlton blogs, “Oh and then there’s Joyce with her clueless quote “I have a god that is so much more powerful than any witch in the world.” Wow! You have just insulted and dismissed an organized religion where by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world are practicing Pagans and Wiccans. A religion that is recognized in the United States Military. This is by the far one of the most ignorant and prejudice statements I’ve ever heard from someone I unfortunately know. Sadly there will always be religious bigotry and intolerance. But you Miss Puerto Rico should know better. Sometimes you just can’t educate ignorance. Shockingly disrespectful by someone who just recklessly threw out the race card.”
Joyce blogs, “One thing I HAVE to clarify is that when Carlton was talking about her Wiccan beliefs in the pool, I was very respectful and supportive because I firmly believe that we must all respect every religion and that we can all be happy and believe in whatever we want to believe as long as we respect each other. When I said, “That’s silly, I have a God that is more powerful than any witch in the world,” I was referring to Kim saying she was scared of the Wiccan and Witchcraft stuff, so I thought it was silly for her to be scared. That being said, I can proudly say that I am a Christian, and I believe in Jesus Christ! And I can yell it out to the world! My God is so powerful that he will protect me against any negativity!”
Yolanda blogs, “I found the conversation regarding Carton’s religion stimulating and informative. It’s because of people who seem to think their God is much more powerful than others that we have so many wars in this world. Being raised by a Catholic father, a Protestant mother, and marrying the Muslim father of my three children, I encourage people to respect and at least try to understand different religions.”
Stop the Presses!! Kyle and Carlton are not BFFs
The way that Carlton rolled her eyes behind Kyle’s back when they were shopping was offensive to me. Then, Miss Offensive America has the audacity to read a laundry list of Kyle’s “offensive” comments as if Carlton was perfect in every way. However, I do appreciate her talking to Kyle’s face about it though, rather than behind her back. I think up to this point we’ve only seen Carlton’s snarky talking head interviews – I can’t remember if we’ve seen her be catty behind Kyle’s back yet or not. Of the situation, Carlton writes, “Kyle said that she wished the other girls had done this — as maybe there wouldn’t be so many problems. And just as I think this really uncomfortable and awkward meeting may work out positively — then right in mid-sentence again, she turns on her heels or flats and walks away! Brilliant. Oh Kylie, you say “t–s on an ant,” I say you’re a rude t—ed ant.”
Carlton blogs, “Oh and the “So overwhelmed that day, had no help, didn’t have a babysitter” that’s f—-ing hysterical. . .Hello food delivery for four, saw no child, and we set up your table! Nope just rude. At some point you just have to say “F— it, I give up.” She just can’t help herself, she’s passive aggressive, prejudiced, and still offensive, no matter how hard I’ve tried to like her. . .Oh well No Team Kyle for me, packing away me pom poms.” Lol… Sorry, this part just really had me laughing… Carlton and pom poms… Just makes me laugh for some reason… lol.
Kyle bogs, “I have never met someone like Carlton that was so quick to judge and easy to anger. I had heard the Mexican expression, “looking for tits on an ant” from my father-in-law, Eduardo, years ago. I had never used the expression until I met Carlton. She just wants so badly to dislike me. In watching the show, I feel foolish for even making an effort with her.”
Yolanda blogs, “Kyle and Carlton have been like oil and water since the day they met. I would like to point out to you that Kyle is always referring to TEAMS and Carlton is just not buying it and trying to get a fresh start from a fresh start. The Lakers and the Clippers teams play against each other, friends shouldn’t. Kyle has obviously burned her bridges with everyone in this group, and since Taylor and Faye Resnick left, she has made it her mission to enlist Joyce to be her next, new soldier.”
The following paragraph explains why Yolanda has chosen Team Carlton and not Team Joyce as she continues to blog, “I would like to take you back in time so you understand the circumstances of when this story took place. The first time I met Carlton and Joyce at Kyle’s party, I gave them both my phone number and invited them to lunch, even though I was still spending most of my days in bed battling Lyme disease. I felt like I needed to make an effort and make them both feel welcome in the group. Carlton and I saw each other that same week, but Joyce and I never had one on one time before our Palm Springs trip. Seeing today’s episode, she clearly drank the Richards sisters’ Kool-Aid.”
Kim blogs, “Seeing Kyle and Carlton. . .that looked rough! When my sister walked in to store and the lady told how great her butt looked she looked so embarrassed. (It did look good though.) However, she didn’t want her to point it out. I know she and Carlton have their differences, but at this point looks to me Kyle was unaware of this! I have no problem and even like Carlton, but I feel like her comments and faces behind my sisters back were not needed.” Yeppers, you’re right. Wow… Kim seems like the sane one of the bunch. Who knew? Lol.
Kiss and Tell… and Tell Again… No, I don’t Get it – Please Demonstrate
The funniest thing to me wasn’t actually something that offended me… but it was intended to offend or shock me – and it was about the big revelation to the group of Brandi and Carlton’s kiss. It’s funny, because it was Brandi’s ace in the hole… She wanted to shock us… but in light of everything else that happened… who really cares?
Brandi blogs, “Carlton and I get in the water and I am bored as hell, so I decide to share with the ladies about our innocent friendship kiss. It was mostly just to get a rise out of the other women, and a few of them were rather shocked. So I felt my job had been done.” Okay, first of all – You guys had JUST gotten there – You’re in the pool with your new best friend and you’re already bored? You’re in a pool… Swim! Talk! Splash the others! Pools are fun! But alas, poor widdle Brandi was bored… What does that say about you, Brandi? Oh wait, you weren’t having any fun because you weren’t naked wasted drunk yet, right? So you admit to wanting to get a rise out of the other women – Which is why you shared with them about kissing Carlton. It would have been funny, if it wasn’t just so danged pathetic.
Carlton blogs, “Oh and yes the kiss — rather yummy, but oh please, moving on.” Yeah, I think Carlton wants more… But that’s a whole nuther Oprah.
Lisa blogs, “Brandi brings up the kiss. That again was a complete violation of an intimate moment that had no need to be shared. However when we enter this public domain, take heed. You do so at your own risk!”
Kim blogs, “Then a second later Brandi blurted out that they madeout. Ummm. Well now I’m really curious?!? Tell me more! Then they did a little sample. WOW! OK! But nothing surprises me too much when it comes to Brandi!”
There were so many other items from the blogs that we could have covered but this is already so danged long I didn’t want to completely bore you to death… lol… Like Kim’s creative use of toothbrushes… Yolanda’s ironed sheet fetish (Whoa, I used the word “fetish” twice in the same blog… yikes!)… Brandi saying that if a man didn’t know a certain 2-finger maneuver that she would break up with him… The concept that Brandi views herself as a comedian… That Brandi inexplicably ended her blog with the word, “Deuces”… Joyce’s recognition that Kyle was being a true friend to her by sticking up for her during dinner… and Lisa’s slow revelation as she witnessed the nastiness that was transpiring in this group…
So many things to cover… So little time. However, in true Bravo tradition, this week we can look forward to some more footage of the dinner from hell… Lucky us! Hope to see you next week! Happy trails!