Real Housewives of Atlanta by NMD
It’s been two weeks since we last saw the Atlanta ladies and we pick up where we left off last time, watching the aftermath of the fight.
NeNe is yelling “I’m not here to be hood with you guys.”
Kenya points out that NeNe set up the situation and is trying to wipe her hands clean of the mess, but “her hands are full of grease.”
Apollo is all raged-up, and when Phaedra tells him it’s time to go, he stalks through the room heading towards Brandon, looking to finish what he started. Peter body checks him while Phaedra tries to grab him. Porsha is in the background running away. Gregg escorts Brandon out another door. Kenya finds Brandon, who asks her, “why did he come after me?” in a confused voice. She tells him to stop it.
Meanwhile Peter is still in a body check with Apollo and pushes him out of the room. Phaedra is demanding someone to “get my purse,” as she walks out after them. They cut in a talking head of her saying “everyone is acting like they are vampires and baying at the moon.” Seriously -you have nothing to say about how Apollo acted?
Brandon sees Apollo in the hallway and asks “what did I do to you? what did I do to you?” He gets pushed back into a room so that Apollo doesn’t get going again.
NeNe is back on center stage screaming. “Listen to me, we are all friggin’ adults. This is about asking questions and answering them.”
Meanwhile Peter and Cynthia are trying to calm down Apollo. Peter says, “Let’s just chill. That went south real quick.”
Porsha decides to leave, feeling that the party is over. NeNe seems really upset by that – showing that there really is something off about her this evening – her grasp on reality is completely missing. Porsha interviews that an evil spirit entered people that evening – but she wouldn’t say demons specifically. I think maybe drugs or alcohol – allegedly. (Cocaine has been mentioned, as well as molly.)
Chris apologizes to NeNe for his part in the mess. But then he immediately bashes Kenya, and says “you have to be a strange person to go up to someone and say you know Gregg better than me,” basically saying Kenya shouldn’t have said anything to sour faced Natalie. Considering she tweeted a video of him saying he was single last year – I don’t have any reason to believe Kenya is lying. As he’s ranting and raving about Kenya (and she is no longer there), Kandi says in a calm voice. “Speaking of that, you had some things to say about Todd that I didn’t think was cool.” Booyah – the look on Chris and Natalie’s faces was priceless.
Natalie says that Peter and Cynthia asked her some character questions about Todd. Natalie then repeats a lot of crap that she said about Todd, not realizing that she just made Chris look like a total hypocrite. They bicker a little bit about the word “opportunist.” Chris interjects that the whole conversation was out of concern for Kandi. She’s got a wtf look on her face, while Cynthia is realizing that she’s busted. She interviews that she doesn’t like the way the conversation is going.
Chris tries to explain why they were gossiping about Todd. Kandi finally stands up (during the whole conversation she’d been sitting while they were standing. Todd was quietly sitting beside her. Kandi basically says that she doesn’t care about this woman that Todd dated years before he knew her – no one does. And that they are implying that Todd uses women.
Cynthia jumps in and says it was a small part of a larger conversation and it doesn’t matter. She’s got her finger wagging in Kandi’s face and she’s leaning in really close. Kandi says that it does matter to her, and wonders why Cynthia is getting so excited. Meanwhile Natalie is just back peddling. Cynthia says that Kandi talks with her hands so she can too – but she looks like she’s really in Kandi’s face. Kandi interviews that she’s a short girl, so it’s not cool when a tall woman like Cynthia gets into her personal space with all that finger wagging. I’d have to agree. I’ve got to wonder what has gotten into Cynthia tonight -maybe she and NeNe shared a little pre-party appetizer?
Peter is back in the room and sees how excited Cynthia is. He asks Kandi and Todd – “what’s going on?” Todd says it’s all cool. He loves his lady and that’s all that matters. Everyone starts to calm down.
But … then Peter tells them that they are acting strangely. “We acting what?” Kandi says in a high-pitched voice. Kandi interviews that Peter came up to her with a pumped up chest acting as if he’d check her – and that’s just not right. Peter starts telling Todd, “you know the rules, you know the rules.” Todd asks, “what rules?” I think Peter is talking about some rules NeNe set for that evening, but I’m confused because they are all standing now, and I thought the rules were that they had to sit. Didn’t the rules go out the window with the first fight?
Malorie (Cynthia’s sister) is also up and she gives Todd a huge shove backwards. Chris is standing in front of Peter and between him and Kandi and Todd – making sure nothing happens there. Kandi lunges at Malorie. Chris jumps in between all of them to make sure the men don’t go at each other. Todd turns around and grabs Kandi, and she’s all arms flailing and mad yelling, “don’t grab me, don’t grab me,” as Chris and NeNe also help Todd.
Peter is in the background slurring, “please let them go, please let her go,” as if he wants to fight Kandi. Kandi yells, “we are better than that!” as Todd pushes her out of the room. Kandi is just yelling and screaming. Malorie yells, “I tried to break them up.” Kandi yells back, “you put your hands on me, that’s what you did.” Malorie says, “I’m going to f*** Kandi up tonight. I’m going to beat her motherf***ing ass.” Where did that come from? Kandi is still yelling and NeNe tells her to stop it. It’s not clear if Kandi is now mad at Malorie – or if she’s mad at Cynthia or Natalie – but she is MAD. Then Peter is talking smack again and Kandi is yelling again.
Somehow Kandi is in the bathroom trying to calm down, and here comes Phaedra in her soft voice trying to figure out what happened. She pets Kandi to calm her down. Kandi interviews that she knows Cynthia is harmless, but her sister is another matter and she touched her with her two fingers. “You don’t touch me,” Kandi explains. (Mal also full out shoved Todd.) Phaedra is hugging and petting Kandi trying to calm Kandi down, and you can hear Kandi breathing heavily. She interviews that she never starts it – but once someone starts with her – she’s going to finish it.
Meanwhile in the other room, Chris is trying to reason with Peter who is still yelling. Todd is there too trying to get Peter to calm down, but Peter is all jacked up. Does he want to fight Kandi? What is wrong with him? Time must have passed, because NeNe comes into the bathroom and asks Kandi to please help Todd. Peter is lecturing Todd, saying “you know the rules. When we talking to each other, you can’t put your hands on no body.” Todd says that he was just “backing people up off his lady.” (He was). He’s not being aggressive – actually he’s being much nicer to Peter than I would be, considering Mal did all the pushing. Kandi comes in and says, “Todd let’s go.” Todd asks for a few moments to finish up his conversation with Peter. “Relax.” Peter chimes in (why?) and tells her to “relax.” Uh oh. “Really,” she asks him. She explains in a very strained voice that she’s ready to go. Todd says he’d just like two minutes to finish up.
Meanwhile, NeNe is asking “how did we get from pillow talk and asking questions to this?” Really? Were you not paying attention?
Meanwhile Peter and Cynthia try to tell Todd that they only had his best interests in mind when they filmed the scene with Chris and Natalie telling the country that he was a sketchy opportunist. Jeesh – if this doesn’t tell the world that Todd is a decent guy, I’m not sure what would. The scene ends with Todd and Kandi talking quietly, with Kandi explaining that she can’t even talk right now she’s so upset, and he’s being comforting. Everyone else has a shocked look on their faces.
Todd and Kandi are in their kitchen filling Carmen in on the fight. Todd tells Carmen that Kandi was fighting so hard her titty almost came out. Kandi tells her side of the story. She thinks Kenya was at fault.
Cut to Cynthia and Peter’s house – NeNe and Gregg arrive. NeNe also remembers it as being Kenya’s fault.
Brandon and Kenya. Brandon has some obvious bruises. He apologizes to Kenya. Both Brandon and Kenya say they don’t know what happened. Brandon remembers asking Chris to take his hands off of Kenya, and the next thing he knew he was being choked and beaten.
Now Kandi is talking about Cynthia coming into her personal space. She explains that it is her trigger when that happens.
Cynthia recreates Kandi’s reaction.
Peter says it was like a full episode of Jerry Springer (um – he was part of it).
Kandi admits that she acted poorly (worse than her mama.) She seems sad. She knows that she needs apologize – especially to Cynthia.
Kenya asks Brandon if he’s going to file a police report. Brandon says that he’s spoken to his attorney and he holds all the cards because his rib was cracked and that’s an automatic felony. They both call Apollo a gorilla because he thumped on Brandon’s chest.
Apollo and Phaedra
Apollo tells Phaedra that he was having a good time until the madness came. He was upset that Brandon hit him. He claims that he was just trying to hold Brandon down, but then he got hit – and then got carried away. Phaedra doesn’t excuse Apollo – but she blames Kenya for the entire thing because she got out of her seat. Apparently they all got the memo that Kenya was to blame because she STOOD UP. Apollo apologizes to Phaedra for the mean things he said to her during the heat of the moment. (I missed that – I wonder what he said.) She accepts his apology.
Enough of that – now it’s time to see Kandi’s casting call for her play. The line is out the door. Todd, Kandi, Don Juan, Victor (the choreographer) and Daymen (a casting person) run people through their paces. Everyone sings Amazing Grace – and most of them are terrible. This was just the open call – but out of 400 they only had 2 that were maybes. Everything rests on the invited call.
Commercial -checking in on the Olympics and NBC is rerunning the skating they showed this morning. Why not show something else during the day if they want to save it for prime time? There are so many interesting sports!!!!
A Few Days Later
Kandi has asked all the girls to the spa to apologize and work things out. Porsha wasn’t involved in the drama, but down for a massage. Kenya is looking for an apology from Phaedra. Cynthia is a little reserved, and passes on the massage so that she doesn’t have to be in the same room as Kandi. Phaedra is going in with her guard up. NeNe is mad because she hasn’t received an apology from anyone. She did receive a text from Kenya’s girlfriend in the red dress (did NeNe just out Brandon with a gay slur? What the heck is wrong with her?) and is furious that he reached out because her number is private and exclusive. What a beeyoch.
After the massage they sit down for coffee. Kandi immediately apologizes for her behavior. NeNe says that Kandi has no more to apologize for than Kenya. Kenya is like – say what? Cynthia tells them to hold onto that – she’d like to yell at Kandi for a moment. She then proceeds to tell Kandi how wrong she was (even though Kandi just apologized). Kandi explains that Malorie pushed her. Cynthia backs off a little and apologizes for Malorie pushing Kandi (if she pushed her). Phaedra then says that she feels bad because the fight fed into stereotypes about black people. She then says that Brandon did the same thing to Kordell. Then NeNe jumps in and says that Kenya was completely wrong, and her queen in the red dress jumped in (again with the name calling for Brandon – twice now to make sure it makes it on film. If he is gay I don’t think it’s been mentioned on camera, and he certainly wasn’t dressed in women’s attire. If I had any respect for NeNe left I would have lost it). NeNe disputes that Chris grabbed Kenya (I wonder if she realizes how wrong she is now that the scene has been shown.) She’s just yelling at Kenya.
What I take away from this is that Kandi and Cynthia are mature individuals that are able to take responsibility for their own behavior. Phaedra likes to pretend nothing happened and can lie with a smile on her face. NeNe was so mad at Kenya, she couldn’t see past that. I’ve got to hand it to Kenya, she brought the old NeNe back.
Kenya says that they all have different versions of what happened, and should probably agree to disagree. NeNe yells that Kenya is wrong and she’s right and that’s all there is to it.
Previews show that NeNe continues to be in a bad mood and gets into it with Peter.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Blogs Blogged by Stars99
Brandi begins, “This episode was both really fun and really hard for me. It was interesting to hear that Lisa and Kyle were throwing a joint birthday for Ken and Mauricio as they had previously had so much tension. But I’m all for everyone trying to get along.”
Completely dies laffin’… Oh wait… You were serious? Right… Cuz you really don’t ACT like you would like everyone to get along. Puhleeze… Brandi then talks about how she doesn’t understand all the “team discussion” and then tells us that she was surprised at Lisa’s reaction about not being invited to Yo’s step-daughter’s wedding when she wasn’t invited to Yo and David’s wedding itself. She tells us outright that Lisa is “Actually Mohammed’s close friend.” Exactly… We talked last week about how it was never apparent to most of us that Lisa and Yo were ever close friends… So why the heck does Yo imply that she thinks she and Lisa have been besties all this time?
Brandi blogs, “My book cover photo shoot was stressful because my hand was throbbing, and I was meeting my editor Nancy Hancock for the first time in person. She and I had talked on the phone and exchanged many many emails, but had never actually come face to face. She is one tough cookie when it came to deadlines and content.”
Well Brandi, it’s just not smart to insult your editor behind her back in your talking head interviews. She may be professional enough to overcome it – but you’re just silly. Seriously, you could jeopardize future work opportunities by doing that kind of stuff.
Brandi writes, “This second book was a lot more work then my first book, and I think I got an ulcer trying to make all the deadlines. After watching this back I can see that Nancy was 100 percent right in what she was saying. I absolutely adore Nancy and the whole team at Harper Collins and feel very blessed to be in such great hands. What i don’t feel great about is how blonde I colored my hair the night before the shoot. As the old saying goes, never make major changes before any big day. I wish I had followed that saying…”
Perhaps you can learn the appropriate use of “than” vs. “then” for your 3rd book, no? (I’m sure I could use some grammar lessons, too…btw…lol) I really think this whole paragraph is back peddling after you saw how this segment was going to be aired… And you’re right… Nancy was 100% correct… As an aside, I find it funny that you’re wearing Vanderpump pink on the cover of your book… but that’s a whole nuther Oprah.
Brandi blogs, “I was very perplexed why Joyce all of a sudden believed that her God was no longer more powerful then everyone else’s and that Carlton would ever do or even think of hurting anyone’s children with her beliefs. Carlton is one of the best moms and most gentle souls I know when it comes to children. I don’t understand Joyce, I feel like she is always contradicting herself. She can’t swim, she can swim. I’m all of these horrible things, then I’m not. She doesn’t believe in Wiccan, now she is scared for her children’s lives?!?”
Brandi, Brandi, Brandi – You, yourself said on last week’s show, “I think Carlton may have just put a spell or a hex on Joyce, fingers crossed!” Or do you have selective strategic memory? Joyce’s husband got really, really ill that very night… Coincidence? Joyce confronted Carlton directly about it. Don’t try to tell me that if that happened to a member of your family that you wouldn’t have done the same thing. It’s laughable that you bring up Joyce’s comment about her swimming ability when it was pretty clear on the episode what she was originally saying. Joyce was merely saying she can swim a little – but not very well. It isn’t contradictory at all. Anyone with 2 brain cells can understand that concept. Perhaps that leaves you out?
Brandi writes, “Before this party I had asked Lisa if at all possible to keep Scheana separate from me because I just felt like I have had this woman in my life enough. I have done my part as a friend by sitting down with her at Lisa’s request. I’ve kind of had enough. So I politely asked Lisa to do her best to keep us at a distance from one another and that is why Lisa decided not to have her wait on us at SUR for the dinner she planned for Joyce. I wasn’t told or made aware that Scheana would be waiting on us in Lisa’s home for this party. I know their are many, many servers for Lisa to pick from and this was a blatant move on Lisa part to get a reaction out of me.”
Brandi, you’ve done your part not “as a friend” but as a Bravo employee by sitting down and talking with Scheana – That talk was filmed and served as the entry point to “Vanderpump Rules.” It was pure drama… and was a Bravo-perfect segue from “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” to “Vanderpump Rules.” It really must be horrible to have to film with someone who contributed to the demise of your marriage – They’ve certainly exploited that storyline for you. I hate that you continue to film with her. I highly doubt that Lisa had much say on if Scheana was a server at her dinner party or not because Bravo wanted drama and they love to watch you flip your fig.
The thing is Brandi, during the episode, when Lisa said to you to, “Say something to Scheana about getting married” – You should have told her to take a flying leap off a cliff. That was completely uncalled for and incredibly unfair of her to ask to you say something at all to her about her recent engagement… However, I do see Bravo’s fingerprints all over the setup. Equally egregious was Scheana doing her best “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” impression by waving her diamond ring under everybody’s nose (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aB_TM5AvJP0). Who does that to the former wife of the married man who you used to ummmm… uncork?
I’m still not sure why you actually said anything to Scheana… You seemed very compliant and it wasn’t like Lisa had a gun to your head or anything. To be honest, I really hafta disagree with everyone who says you just need to get over the whole “Scheana” thing… Nope… No you don’t… You don’t ever have to be cordial to her at all – You might want to be civil perhaps because otherwise if left to your own devices you might do something that will cause you to wind up in jail… but I’m sorry, nope, nope, nope… You don’t ever have to be okay with Scheana. You may have to coexist… but that’s about it. Or else send her a nice flower arrangement thanking her for revealing what a revolting gooberhead of a husband you were married to… You’re better off without him!
Brandi continues, “Not to mention Scheana spent the entire evening flirting with my date J.R. For a newly engaged woman I don’t think that is a good sign. This triangle Lisa continues to try to create between her, Scheana, and I isn’t healthy for me and makes it incredibly difficult to move forward because I’m constantly being reminded of the troubles from my past. If Ken had cheated on Lisa and his mistress worked for me I probably would have fired her or made sure that she and Lisa never crossed paths… But that’s just how I roll.”
Says the woman who has never owned or operated a business in her life… Lisa would have had a wrongful termination suit on her hand for sure, if she had fired Scheana. I suspect that if there wasn’t a “Vanderpump Rules” Lisa would have continued to attempt to keep you guys apart as much as possible. Now that Vanderpump Rules is doing better in the ratings than your show… It might behoove you to be a lil more congenial with the opportunities to crossover, no?
Brandi goes on to talk about how it has broken her heart to watch Vanderpump Rules because she sees how close Lisa and Scheana are to each other. Brandi says that she’s shown up a lot of times for Lisa at events even when Scheana is there – but now Brandi has had enough. Brandi then ridiculously implies that Lisa isn’t her friend for the right reasons, when she says, “It’s clear to me watching Vanderpump Rules that Scheana and Lisa are far closer then boss and employer. It actually breaks my heart because I truly thought Lisa was my friend for the right reasons. I hope one day we can figure it all out.”
Huh? How is Lisa not being a friend to you for the right reasons? Because of Scheana? Scheana has been Pandora’s friend and Lisa’s employee far longer than you have been around. I hate what Scheana did… I hate that your pain is newly pricked whenever you see Scheana… I hate that your job requires you to be around Scheana… There’s got to be a solution… Oh, I know…. Quit and get a new job!
Brandi then tells us that she thinks Carlton and David wanted to be home with their children rather than to be at Ken and Mauricio’s birthday party. She confirms that Kyle had never said anything negative to her about Carlton.
Brandi blogs, “I know I say women should always follow their intuition — but I think that this was the wrong time and place to pick a fight. Ultimately got Carlton home to her babies where she wanted to be.”
Plus, she got to ruin a perfectly good party by stomping off in a huff. Carlton did her job! Perhaps she even got a bonus!
Carlton begins, “No matter what my feelings were towards Joyce, upon her request which I respect, we had a lunch to sort out misconceptions and anything else. I was honest with her at lunch, I told her what I had said and felt about her and her husband’s comments the first time we met — plus some other truths. So there were no surprises or hypocrisy, she knew but maybe she forgot. I was truly upset at the idea that she thought I would put a spell on her family, especially her children, when what happened at Yolanda’s was a tongue-in-cheek reaction to her yet another ridiculous challenge.”
Are you kidding me, a “Tongue-in-cheek reaction?” There was no laughter… no smile… no, “just kidding…” You were clearly trying to get under Joyce’s skin by threatening her. They don’t understand your belief system because you REFUSE to talk to them about it! How would anyone know that negative hexes and spells are not espoused in the true Wiccan ways? After Joyce’s husband’s sickness that night, Joyce confronted you directly. Isn’t that what you pretend you want?
Carlton blogs, “Watching Kyle’s talking head as she’s constantly rude about Lisa (her friend) only compounds and confirms my feelings towards her. Talk about smiling at one’s face and then stabbing them in the back. But I guess that’s her M.O. I know I’m not wrong about her, and I definitely know I’m not the only one who feels this.”
Okay Carlton, go stand in front of a mirror and say that… Wait… can you actually see your reflection in a mirror? Oh, it’s just vampires and ghosts that can’t… Carlton, you are the worst offender of the “smiling at one’s face and then stabbing them in the back” sort of behavior this season. She (Yes, I used the word, “she” to describe Carlton, so shoot me…) then goes on to tell us that “she” only showed up to the party for Ken and Lisa “She” has apologized to Lisa for what happened but she felt she had been “goaded consistently” and that it had reached, “this crescendo of digs, insults, innuendos, and challenges.”
Stick a fork in “her” cuz “she’s” done (Oops, I did it again…lol).
Carlton talks about Kyle, “The very minute our arses touch the chairs she brings up Nipple-Gate. So why now do that? Of course she knows that we are going to argue. If she can be that disrespectful by bringing up the nipple deal again at dinner the minute we sit down and then constantly referring to me disrespectfully as “she” and “her,” of which you only heard a few, there were many more! Then WTF do you think I’m going to sit there with a fake grin? Really. No of course predictably she goads me one more time and off we go.”
Carlton’s looking for tits on a pronoun…. Tits on a pronoun… Tits on a pronoun.
And then the light in Star’s head goes off, “Again need I have to prove my point further that Kyle had already known about me before I stepped into this arena and that she was the one guilty of having preconceived notions about me and my non-traditional faith! Wow this is bloody exhausting!!! This is why I knew she didn’t like me beforehand. Kyle told someone in front of a “large group of people” that when she heard that I was going to join the group, her exact comment was “Are you crazy, I’m like, we have enough problems, now we’ve got a witch to be scared about.” Really?”
THIS IS IT! THIS IS IT! THIS IS IT! This is why Carlton has been on Kyle’s case all season long… all because when Kyle was told about Carlton before filming began, she made a flippant comment about having enough problems on RHOBH already without having a witch to be scared about… However, it doesn’t seem like Carlton ever talked to Kyle to confirm that she actually said it or to ask her to clarify the context in which it was said… Of course not – that would be way too adult of her. Instead, Carlton passive-aggressively, well, actually often very aggressively – just went after Kyle time and time again for little apparent reason.
Carlton blogs, “You had already made your mind up about me long before I honestly met you and naturally got your number. When I came in you pretended you had no idea of what my faith or beliefs were… constantly! And that is why my senses were heightened around you, just waiting for the next insult, dig, or potential set up.”
One of the sad parts of this whole thing is that the situation could have been used to educate others in a positive way about Carlton’s belief system. Oh well… Carlton has done a good job at using her belief system to berate and judge others… It’s kind of ironic because it’s kind of what others use their belief systems to do at times, too…
Carlton writes, “In this day and age why do I have to keep defending my Faith. It’s mind boggling to me. I have never once brought my religion up, they have and I’ve never insulted their religion, nor would I but they feel the desperate need to insult mine.”
Oh Carlton, you bring up your faith all the time. You bring it up when you tattoo various religious symbols all over your body… You bring it up when you desecrate other’s belief systems by inappropriately using objects of their faith (confessional),,, You bring it up when you place witching balls throughout your backyard and then talk about why they’re there… You bring it up when you describe having to put a well-intentioned gift in distilled water to purify its’ negativity… You bring it up when you talk about using crystals to put around your sick cat… You bring it up when you name your son, “Cross”… Shall I go on? It’s like you passive-aggressively bring it up… and then you get mad that it’s discussed at all. Why not just openly discuss it so people can become educated about it?
Carlton writes, “So when she called me that horrific name it was honestly devastating to me. I have never been called anything so hateful so I immediately covered it with anger, until I got home and it turned to tears. It took a while to get past that for me. You can call me a bitch, witch, or whatever but one thing I’m not is prejudice, it was shocking to me. To say that my disdain for her is because of her religion that she converted to and not the truth. I just don’t think she’s a good person. She is seriously crossing a line.”
Yep – Kyle should have never accused you of being, “anti-Semitic.” The thing is, you visually recoil whenever anyone mistakes your spirituality for another belief system – like being Catholic or Jewish. The horrified look of disdain on your lemon-sucking face when it happens is off-putting, to say the least. Carlton then goes off on Kyle for an entire paragraph and implies that Kyle has no respect for her own adopted faith. I would have gone off on Kyle, too, to be honest. It was a low blow…
Carlton continues, “On a wonderful and positive note my gorgeous husband David was elected onto the Board of Directors of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce. So proud of him, what an honor! We’ve been here 20 successful years, guess we won’t be packing our bags anytime soon.”
I bet Kyle is THRILLED she joined the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce… lol… I bet she’s gonna hafta host millions of incessant coffee klatches for chamber networking… Carlton’s blatant use of the words, “guess we won’t be packing our bags anytime soon” is a direct and obvious response to Kyle’s blog this week that was posted a couple of days before Carlton posted her blog – As you will see if you continuing reading… Cheater cheater pumpkin eater… lol.
Joyce Giraud de Ohoven
After her initial greetings, Joyce blogs, “In this week’s episode, I wish you could have seen a little more of my hour-long luncheon with Carlton. Let me fill you in on a VERY IMPORTANT part of our conversation: The first thing I told Carlton and made very clear is that I personally DO NOT believe her negative energy can get to me because my God protects me from all of it. As you saw, I told her I respect every religion. I believe we can all respect each other’s beliefs and we don’t need to force our faith on anyone. I’m not asking Carlton to leave her witchcraft and to believe in Jesus Christ — so she should give me the same respect and not expect me to believe in her negative spells.”
Well, the thing is… You did launch into a little bit of a, “My God is better than your god” kinda thing and it instantly put Carlton on the defensive – not that it’s all that hard to do that…lol. Sometimes people will hear your words clearer when they think you respect their words – I think you probably didn’t understand how your words can be abrasive to someone like Carlton.
Joyce blogs, “However, I felt I needed to address the spell with Carlton because my husband was very worried about our children being around a person with such a negative energy. He was concerned to the point that he did not even want Carlton near our house unless she made it crystal clear that she would never threaten to harm the family. Of course I am aware how much evil, negative energy, and envy exists — sadly everywhere. I just typically chose not to let this into my life.”
I don’t blame your husband… Who wants that crap around?
Joyce continues, “I do have to see Carlton, so in order to calm down my husband I decided to ask her directly. Frankly all I wanted to hear from her was that I did not have to worry about her putting spells and harming the people I love. I wanted to hear that her dark magic talk was just that — talk — and that she would never go there. I guess her going on the attack here still leaves up for interpretation what her real intentions were.”
Well Joyce, the thing is… the dark magic talk wasn’t just talk – Carlton used to practice it by her own admission. I think she said she quit when she had kids or something like that… However, I don’t believe Carlton would ever want any harm to come to your kids or to your husband… But I’m not so sure that she wouldn’t hope that someone would cut off your hair in the middle of the night… Just sayin’… lol…#putthescissorsaway
Joyce blogs, “And yes, English is my second language. I would love for these women to try to speak any other language and perhaps they would understand that there are certain words you simply don’t know. I do love learning so I can proudly say that this season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has taught me two words: chastise and flippant. I’m sure there will be more words I won’t know so I apologize.”
You may wish to also want to familiarize yourself with the following words since they will inevitably come up: Charlatan, masquerader, leer, pretentious, ostentatious, hypocrite, pompous, magniloquent, delusional, mean girl… etc… lol… I honestly don’t know if Carlton knows any other languages… but really, “she” needs to sit “herself” down on this subject. Most people would have to look up at least one of the words in the above list… Feel free to chastise Carlton about “her” flippant attitude towards the word “respect.”
Joyce blogs, “With me what you see is what you get. Yes, call me naive but I LOVE life, I am happy and for that I make no apologies. I do like to see the best in people and when someone is nice to my face I tend to believe them. Carlton on the other hand is a miserable hypocrite, acting nice to your face and then turning around in her confessional to talk crap.”
We call that, “being two-faced.” Joyce goes on and talks about the NecklaceGate 2014™®©, that she couldn’t attend Ken and Mauricio’s party because of a previous commitment, and that she’s proud of how Kyle handled herself at the party.
Sorry guys, Kim’s just too busy polishing a fan’s heirloom turtle pin to bother to write a blog for us this week. VAVOOMSHABANG💥💥💥💥 I❤MY❤FAMILY❤🐶 I💚LOVE🐢TURTLES 🐢🐢🐢🙏😊☕❤👼💎
Kyle begins, “This week Lisa and I decided to throw a birthday dinner for Ken and Mauricio. Mauricio loves Ken and the two really get along well. I didn’t know it was Yolanda’s step daughter’s wedding the same night as the birthday dinner. When I realized Lisa wasn’t invited I teased her about being part of the Dream Team. In my interview I say “Who makes up teams?” I was referring to Yolanda’s comment at her dinner party. Lisa was clearly saying that we each pick six couples, not teams, which made sense since we were both throwing this party together.”
Lol… Back peddling, much? You must have received a call from Lisa saying… “What the heck?”… lol… The Queen was not amused by your “Team” comments… lol. Kyle goes on to talk about Brandi’s book cover shoot and how fun it was to watch.
Kyle blogs, “After the painting party at Yolanda’s, Joyce had told me Michael became very ill that night after Yolanda’s lunch and they were concerned after what Carlton had said that day. If someone said to me, “Just wait and see what happens when you go home tonight,” I would also have concerns. I honestly do not believe in witchcraft. I DO believe in bad energy and not wanting to be around negativity. The fact that Carlton says she used to practice black magic doesn’t scare me as much as it feels unsettling to know someone would even WANT to do that.”
Double, double toil and trouble… Fire burn and cauldron bubble! (Macbeth, Act lV, Scene 1)
Kyle writes, “Oh my goodness! Kim and Kimberly getting a tattoo! I don’t have any tattoos and grew up with a mom who would have killed me if I did — SO as I was watching, I was thinking “Mom would be so mad!” I thought it was actually a sweet mother/daughter moment. I mean, if your daughter wants a tattoo, you would rather have her come to you and be honest then just showing up with it one day and surprising you. Alexia, who is 17 and very close with her cousin Kimberly, watched the episode and seemed intrigued. She hasn’t asked me about getting a tattoo, but if she does I hope I can be as open minded as Kim was.”
I dunno… Getting tattoos together just somehow doesn’t seem much like a fun, awesome mother/daughter bonding moment to me – but then again I’m not a fan of needles and pain. I’d be happy to Sharpie along while others get tattoos, though… Kyle then talks about when she watched the scenes with Kim and Yolanda and their kids going off to college – that it made her cry because Alexia is leaving in just six months.
Kyle blogs, “Walking into Lisa’s, the party looked gorgeous. Every detail was perfect. I did feel bad for the pool dancers. It was freezing and the water was ice cold. Plus, they didn’t know they were going in the water and they were worried about getting their dresses wet. Luckily Kevin saved the day with his awesome underwear act. Haha. I don’t know if I will ever get that image out of my mind.”
Yeah, neither can we. Pass the bleach! Kyle says some other stuff about the party and about Brandi and J.R…. but then she blogs about Carlton…(insert maniacal laugh here)…
Kyle blogs, “Ok, well here we go again… Carlton. I don’t even know WHAT to say except that it’s ridiculous at this point. Once again she says that the mention of a nipple when we first met was offensive. I mean, the things that I have seen her do and say certainly do not indicate someone that would be offended by anything. She can build a “sex room” or whatever that is and show her masks and gadgets for all to see and hear about, but the mention of a nipple is not acceptable? Okayyy. Clearly she is not being honest and is just looking for a problem with me. I don’t even know Carlton. The only times I have ever seen Carlton are what you have seen. I have never had lunch, dinner, or even a coffee with her outside of what you have seen. The girls and I had never met her before the Chamber of Commerce party and don’t know anyone that knows her. SO what IS she talking about?”
Yeah, that may be true – but she knows you – she saw all the previous seasons of footage and came to some conclusions on her own. Kyle – You might want to read Carlton’s blog this week – because she reveals why she’s been cranky with you all season.
Kyle continues and blogs noticeably without using Carlton’s actual name but instead refers to her as “her”…lol, as she writes, “However, I do feel bad that I accused her of being anti-semitic. It occurred to me that MAYBE that was the reason she never liked me. But, in this town, if you’re anti-semitic, you might as well pack up and move. So I should have been more cautious with my words. I have no idea what her real reason is for not liking me. All I know is her “reasons” just don’t ring true. Why is she so offended that I asked if it was a Jewish star? And why does she continue to take advantage to deny that her microphone was covering it? She obviously knows it was tied onto her bikini. I know the difference between a Star Of David and a Pentagram, and if it wasn’t blocked, I would have seen it clearly. I’ve explained that. Why can’t she explain why she found it so offensive?”
See? This is proof that Carlton read Kyle’s blog before writing her own this week – she specifically referred to “packing up and moving.” Not fair…not fair! However, Kyle calling “her” “Anti-Semitic” is way the heck over the line and could honestly cause Carlton and her husband some serious damage personally and professionally. Once that phrase is linked to you it’s hard to get it unlinked. Kyle, you know better than that… I’m glad you apologized in the blog for doing so – but did you apologize to Carlton directly? Like perhaps before the reunion was filmed? I was kind of surprised that Mauricio didn’t say something at the time about that comment to lessen its obvious inflammatory potential.
Kyle ended her blog by telling us that she will probably never be besties with Carlton. Really? Stop the presses! Lolol… Kyle then says, “What other people think about me is none of my business.” Hmmm… I’m not sure I buy that one… Kyle says she’s not going to make any additional effort with Carlton… Well, dagnabit… Who is Carlton gonna target and fight with now? Looks off to the left… sees Joyce innocently playing with her food on her plate…Rut roh…
After her initial greeting, and after saying a whole lot of nothing about planning Ken and Mauricio’s birthday party, Lisa blogs, “The night started of beautifully, laughs were had over Kevin and Jax — and all looked promising. Maybe it was a mistake to have Scheana there, but she and Brandi had been in the same company recently, at a lunch at Villa Blanca, without a problem. I insisted she stay in the kitchen and organize everything there as she has done on many occasions. Also I went to the length of employing two extra catering waiters so there would be no precarious exchanges at the table. She had always been remorseful of what had happened six years earlier, but now was engaged and I hoped it had come full circle.”
I hope the only reason Scheana was there was because Bravo required her to be there – otherwise, you’re just mean spirited, Lisa. Seriously, there are many other people you employ who could have worked the party. Heck, there are others that are part of “Vanderpump Rules” that could have served – which makes me draw the conclusion that it was all a Bravo set-up.
Lisa writes, “The dinner was a rather gorgeous affair, but, unfortunately, when Kyle once again raises the subject of nipple-gate I know where this is going. It was embarrassing to be on the cover of a certain magazine, the same one that had written stories about Mauricio, stating I had a sex tape! I know it is nonsense and the only way to deal with this, as I have said to all of the women, is to ignore it. Don’t indulge in it, as tomorrow it will line the bottom of a parrot’s cage.”
“Rather a gorgeous affair” if you do say so yourself… lolol… I dunno, that just struck me as being funny.
Lisa blogs, “However for Kyle to keep bringing up the subject in company, I think many would take offense. I don’t. I laugh it off, but I wonder if the situation was reversed what the reaction would be?”
Kyle doesn’t keep bringing it up – She brought it up at this particular time so she could clear the air once and for all in front of both Carlton and her husband – She wanted to be vindicated since it’s quite obvious Carlton has a knack for holding grudges.
Lisa continues, “Carlton had her own view on this matter. She felt it was bitchy and disrespectful to talk about me to somebody they had never met, especially in a public forum, about a matter I perhaps wanted to forget. And that is what had happened that time in the kitchen at Kyle’s house, she had raised the subject of her pregnant story. I tried to joke it off and give it the credibility it deserved — zero. Maybe I have a different outlook on life. Let things go. Who cares? But it is one of the things that is so irritating about this arena. But we can’t change it, so I have to find some humor in the situation.”
Finding humor in the situation is always a good thing. I know some will probably criticize you for saying you let things go but you really don’t – I guess I see it more like you try to let things go – but sometimes it’s more of a situation wherein you may forgive someone for doing something to you… but you just don’t forget it…
Lisa concludes, “That is why I believe they started on the wrong foot. . .it rapidly deteriorated and it was something I didn’t want to be in the middle of. Words were said that can’t be taken back, words that would create an even bigger rift in their relationship… Oh well we will see how this works out.”
My money is on that it doesn’t end well for Carlton… Just a guess…
Yolanda H. Foster
After Yo’s initial greeting, she says, “First, I wanted to clear up Brandi’s jab at me with her tweet while I was on WWHL saying I cancelled dinner plans with her. It surprised me because it would have been justified if I had been a hypocrite and cancelled plans with her and instead taken a business meeting that was more important — but that’s absolutely not what happened! I cancelled because I was dealing with my crying child across the country in NY who was just diagnosed with a disease we were trying to figure out. This is something I shared with B in good faith — but not something I wanted to share with all of you because that’s my daughter’s privacy. But since Brandi brought it up on national TV, I feel I have to clarify the situation.”
Pssst… Yo… That’s what Brandi does… She takes private, personal information spoken in confidence then shouts it from a mountain top to the entire world at her whim when it suits her own personal agenda. She’s a “Truth Canon” you know, Yo.
Yo blogs, “Obviously she lashed out at my comment about our friendship (which made her feel that I don’t love her). But, the truth is that I do care for her and never intended to hurt her feelings. We all lead busy lives. Even though we text once in a while, we have not seen each other in five months, so I am not going to sit here and pretend we are BFFs and talk every day because we don’t.”
Whoa… 5 months? You mean since filming ended? Does that mean you guys are just friends on camera and when the cameras are off you’re not friends? You know, kind of like what you accused Lisa of doing? Hmmmm….
Yo writes, “I have taken a lot of heat for supporting Brandi through all her ups and downs but I have done so because she supported me while I was down and out. Even though she is unfiltered on the surface, I always believed her to be a kind and good-hearted person deep down inside that needed my support, but I truly hope she does not mistake my kindness for weakness. Alrighty on to tonight’s episode…”
Okay Brandi… this is Yo’s warning shot across the bow of your ship… Take heed – If you go any further, Yo intends on taking you down!
Yo writes, “After Carlton’s comment at my painting party, I completely understood Joyce’s concern. But, like I said last week, I don’t believe in spells, so I like to think Michael’s stomach flu was a rare coincidence. Carlton definitely has a mouth on her and a wicked sense of humor, for sure — but in my gut I have never ever doubted her integrity. She has always treated me with the utmost respect. You can tell a lot about a woman when you meet her children, who in this case are extremely polite and well educated, which is definitely a reflection of her (and her husband).”
I don’t doubt that Carlton could be a great mom – but that doesn’t mean that she can’t also cast a spell or three… Especially when it was clear she was threatening to do just that… Yo continues on and talks about how touching Kim’s scenes were to watch. She then talks about Ken and Mauricio’s joint birthday party and how it confused her.
Yo writes, “All I heard for the past two years is how Kyle so deeply insulted her integrity and — like you all saw on the last reunion — Mauricio was a user (in her opinion) and only befriended people who could give him real estate deals. (Which I believe is part of his job and the way he provides for his family.) Nobody ever spoke of this after the reunion, and I know for a fact that even when we all got back together this subject was never discussed.”
It cracks me up that you actually validated what Lisa said about Mauricio…lol. Let’s not pretend… Bravo needed a party that included the husbands so voilà – a joint birthday party was born! Plus, Ken and Mauricio actually like each other, or so it seems.
Yo blogs, “Lisa always seemed to be a great friend to Brandi, but when things got tough and not so pretty, I did see her distance herself overnight without any explanation or acknowledgment. She clearly decided to reposition herself within the group and therefore bring Kyle back in.”
Lisa got smart and got off a sinking ship before she went down with it.
Yo judges, “Kyle on the other hand always said that Lisa is like Bobby Fischer because she strategically manipulates every move. I wish she would have had the courage to use this perfect example to point that out to Lisa. Kyle should have drawn a line in the sand and demanded an apology for her husband and at least some sort of acknowledgement of what went down before accepting the invite for a joint birthday party. It is impossible to rebuild the foundation of a true friendship without that.”
How in this world could you possibly know what has been said between Kyle, Mauricio, Lisa and Ken? You have no idea if they hashed it out… or what happened between them… cuz you know… it’s BETWEEN THEM! You’re not besties with any of them… And, by the way, what happened to keeping your nose out of other people’s business? If they want a joint birthday party – why judge it? Of course we know it’s Bravo-sponsored… so why all this pretense about being confused by it?
Yo writes, “Lisa is a beautiful, smart and witty lady, and I am not going to deny that I have always enjoyed her company. Somehow she intimidates the women in this group and they are therefore afraid to hold her accountable for her actions. I am having a hard time understanding why it’s so hard for Lisa to acknowledge her mistakes, because the truth is that we all make them everyday, including myself. When I forgot to put hearts on some of the namecards at my dinner party, I came around and acknowledged my rude mistake, even though I had not done it intentionally. Painting a heart on a little canvas for the three girls involved was my way of saying, ‘I am sorry, I screwed up!’”
Yeah, well, we have a talking head interview wherein you imply you probably subconsciously did it – and at that point you weren’t all that apologetic about it. Hopefully, you actually apologized to them and said, “Sorry, I screwed up.” I actually love the whole concept of when we mess up we need to sincerely apologize to each other and move on… That is if someone actually knows what the word, “apology” means…
Yo blogs, “David and I hosted his youngest daughter Jordan’s wedding at Mohamed’s house on July 20, 2013, which had of course been on the calendar for the past year. The bride and groom limited their guest list to those who have a personal relationship with them. I was surprised to see Lisa use the wedding as an excuse of why David and I were not going to be at her party — because I am pretty sure that Ken’s actual birthday is August 24, so she really could have planned it any other night of the week.”
Huh? I’m sure they had to schedule it according to production’s schedule and not anyone else’s schedule. Lisa merely told people you weren’t there because of the wedding… I didn’t interpret it as an excuse – more like a valid reason why you weren’t in attendance. Why are you picking a fight at this? It doesn’t even make sense.
Yo goes on to blog about the fight at the dinner table and mentions that Kyle could have educated herself about Carlton’s religion since it had been 3 months since their initial conversation about it. She doesn’t think the dinner party was the right place for Carlton to go off the handle – but that she understands being labeled, “anti-Semitic” would send anyone over the edge. She talks about how religion and politics shouldn’t be discussed at dinner parties with this group… She wishes we would get to see the serious side of Brandi in her role as a single mother… She wishes the kindness of Kyle’s gesture of giving the necklace to Carlton would have lasted longer than just one night for Carlton…
Yo concludes by telling us, “Please remember that writing this blog is part of our commitment to the Bravo fans and is never meant to hurt anyone involved but — rather to share a perspective from our seven so different, but equally important, points of view.”
Let’s get this straight… Many of us are no longer “Bravo fans” – We watch a couple of shows on Bravo in which we take great delight as we point and laugh at them. Generally, we hate Bravo’s over-production, storyline manipulation, reorganizing of event timelines, etc. – but we do love to snark and laugh at the characters on the shows nonetheless. You might want to take a look at the ratings – cuz they’re going down… because we are getting really tired of it all. There’s aren’t many true, “Bravo fans.”
Well, that’s all they wrote this week… Hope to see you next week and until then – Happy Trails!
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