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Note: On Friday, we found out the devastating news that Nancy, our dear “Lynn’s Place” friend had passed away. Many of our eyes remain tear-filled as we fondly remember a woman whom we have never met in person – but who managed to touch so many of our hearts in such big ways. Words seem so woefully inadequate to express the depth of our loss – We already miss her daily presence on our blog. Over the years, many of us have had way too much fun for words talking to Nancy about some of her favorite subjects which have included: “Real Housewives,” anything related to animals, “Ask Nurse Nancy” medical questions, great music, amazing authors (I just found out last week that C.S. Lewis was one of her favorites), ice skating, gymnastics and a whole bunch of other sports just to name a few.
In honor of our Nancy, I offer the following links:
“The Story of My Life” – Brian Orser (Famous Canadian Ice Skater – 1984 and 1988 Olympic Silver Medalist) –
“Only One Life” – Scott Hamilton – (Famous U.S. Ice Skater – 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist) –
“Amazing Grace” – Ayako Ishikawa (Violinist) at JZ Brat in Tokyo, Japan –
Here is a video of baby elephants taking a bath in a blow up pool that I wanted to share with Nancy but never had the chance:
Here is an interesting compilation video of various pugs – Since it was just last week while I was watching The Westminster Dog Show when Nancy asked me to look out for the pugs:
C.S. Lewis Quotes
“We meet no ordinary people in our lives.” ― C.S. Lewis, Chronicles of Narnia
“I think that if God forgives us we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise, it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him.” ― Letters of C.S. Lewis, 19 April 1951
“My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?” ― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain
And while our hearts are indeed broken at Nancy’s passing, let’s try to press on by doing one of the things Nancy loved to do – and that’s to snark at the housewives and their antics! Let us snark on, together!
Sorry guys, Brandi is just too busy getting Botox injections in her knuckle to bother to write a blog for us this week.
Carlton starts her blog with a big, fat infomercial about her husband’s (David) business and a history lesson about his family. I’m skipping to the good stuff… and when I say “good” I mean “Real Housewives” related stuff…lol…Generally, I would love to hear about people’s backgrounds but frankly, don’t we know the real reason Carlton is on this show in the first place is to promote the family business? That’s why I’ll ask you to read her Bravo blog in its entirety on the Bravo site if you’re interested in David’s history… lol.
Carlton writes, “I love working with my husband we have such great chemistry. Helping my family orchestrate this huge affair was soooo fun. Eric Tassel who is not our event coordinator but is our corporate service director did a phenomenal job too. We all work really well together and got really silly in the process.”
Okay, raise your hand if you think Carlton had ANYTHING to do with the planning of this event. Me neither… lol.
Carlton blogs, “I will admit it was really hard to watch myself get emotional and remember my own personal experience with prejudice and hate. Some may not think that being called anti-Semitic is not devastating to hear — but I was fourteen years old when I moved to South Africa. I understand hate. I had friends before I left England who were black so when I moved to this land foreign to me at such a pinnacle age of my life it was a major culture shock. I couldn’t have black friends and it made no sense whatsoever to me. I didn’t understand apartheid and nor did I adhere to it. I was really harassed for that. I was at an all white public school, and when I was 14 and I had to do a paper on Evil World leaders. My paper was on the Holocaust and the evil horrific atrocities, the systematic extermination and ethnic cleansing of millions of Jewish people and the millions who were not Caucasian. I spent days in the library doing the research, and I will never ever forget the gruesome photos of the ovens, the rulers to measure nose size, the trucks with the gas sprinklers, and all the death and pure evil I read about still to this day. That’s pure hate. So to be called such a hateful name by someone who is so reckless with a word that should have meaning to her but who obviously has no respect and understanding for her adopted faith is shocking and gut wrenching. That’s why it affected me so deeply.”
I know I’m a broken record here… but Carlton, you’re right – Kyle was wrong, wrong, WRONG to call you anti-Semitic. Again, and I only say this because YOU brought it up again – You absolutely recoiled when Kyle asked you about your tattoo. Also, you are jumping to an unsubstantiated conclusion that Kyle has, “no respect and understanding for her adopted faith.” Using my best Carlton voice I say to you, “Really, Carlton, really?” You form this highly unjustified conclusion that’s solely based on Kyle asking you about the star on your back… Yet you claim you never judge anyone’s faith… NooOOOOoooo…. Lol. Puhleeze. I’m still cranky at you for making me defend Kyle again THIS week… Carlton, my friend… you need to sit yourself down. No really, sit down.
It’s also inflammatory to me that you once again use the terminology of “adopted faith” as if it was somehow “less than” a “non-adopted faith.” What are you saying? Most of us, including you, live by a belief system that may or may not have been espoused by others in our family. Technically, most of us converted to our current belief systems – but we really don’t consider ourselves to be any different than someone sitting across from us who grew up in the faith. Kyle converted to Judaism but you’re implying she’s somehow less than other types of Jewish people. You use the term “adopted” as a type of jab. Shame on you!
Carlton blogs, “Speaking with Lisa about the whole Kyle ordeal was painful again, but after explaining I knew she saw my point of view. I definitely think Lisa was absolutely right about Kyle after watching the flashbacks from last year. And now Kyle keeps speaking negatively about Lisa behind her back at every opportunity she has, then smiles to her face. But Lisa consistently defends Kyle to me. As if I didn’t have enough reasons to dislike her. I personally know Lisa to be a wonderful soul, certainly not mean or manipulating, and she always seems to be the voice of reason. I don’t like watching some of the women starting to talk negatively about her. That has not been my experience with her at all.”
Okay… So… Like is it a good thing if Carlton is on your team? There doesn’t seem to be many on Lisa’s team right now… She may need all the help she can get…lol.
Carlton writes “Just to be very clear here Kyle you were “never” invited to my husband and family’s business celebration. Reality check.”
Reality check… If Kyle was never invited to the event in the first place, why did you feel the need to send an email/text message that clarified that she was not allowed on site but that her husband was still invited? Did you dictate who all your invitees could bring as their “Plus 1?” There is no way that Bravo would agree to film this party of over 750 invitees if you had in any way originally limited Bravo’s housewives from attending. Puhleeze. Nice try, though!
Carlton blogs, “I adore Brandi but with all due respect she called it wrong. Brandi wasn’t actually there when she hurled the defamatory anti-Semitic lie. So, no I strongly disagree with that. Also she has had firsthand experience and repercussions with false accusations being called a racist. There has to be consequences for people that just throw out dangerous and baseless lies and then pathetically apologize like it’s no big deal.”
Oh Carlton… how on earth would you know the first thing about an apology? You’ve never even made the tiniest step towards the word “apologize” on this show – Even though there’s been plenty of reason for you to do so. However, I am highly confident you ARE very familiar with the word, “pathetic.”
Carlton concludes, “Lisa looked stunning for her magazine cover shoot, and congratulations to Yolanda on becoming an American citizen. It’s the best feeling especially when we do consider America home.”
I gotta love it when someone becomes an American citizen – It just makes me feel all patriotic and stuff. I took one of those mock citizenship tests a couple of months ago… and while I passed it (It even had math!) – The test asked me the names of the Supreme Court Justices… I also had to identify them by their pictures… While I confess I don’t know all of the Supremes… Fortunately, I was able to identify Diana Ross.
Joyce Giraud de Ohoven
After her initial greeting and telling us what the world needs now, is love, sweet love – Joyce talks about how people think she’s naïve. Joyce insists she is not naïve – but that she can “read” people. Joyce says, “But perhaps because of the fact that I always like to see the good in people and because I’m happy and make no apologies for it some might consider me naive. I’d rather be happy and naive than a miserable hypocrite.” Gee, I wonder who Joyce is talking about? Lolol.
Joyce blogs, “OK…This week we see Yolanda going to Mohamed’s home to plan Gigi’s party. I frankly do not understand Yolanda’s jabs at Lisa. As she previously said on multiple occasions: Lisa was her great friend and part of her dream team. Now all of a sudden she uses every moment she can to throw some shade at her. I could see even Mohamed was uncomfortable with the way she was talking about Lisa.”
It was hy-ster-i-cal that Mohammed was defending Lisa to Yolanda. Yo has really miscalculated the effects of most of her actions this year, no? I’m sure the negative viewer comments have been quite surprising to her.
Joyce blogs, “Kyle, Mauricio, and Alexia were so cute! I love their family dynamic and their girls are the sweetest! I can’t believe Carlton would invite Mauricio to her in laws company party and uninvited Kyle. Really? like her husband is going to go without her!”
Well, Kyle’s husband probably goes to a lot of events without her – because a huge percentage of his time is probably spent networking. I’m guessing that it would have been in Mauricio’s best interest to attend anyway… but I’ve got to give it to him for supporting his wife and not going. It’s probably not fair of me to say this – but I kind of wish that Kyle had insisted that he go anyway. It was a huge party with the potential of lots of clients for Mauricio… That is unless Carlton’s husband’s company already employs realtors for their customers. Joyce then tells us that she couldn’t attend Ken and Mauricio’s birthday party because she was at a birthday party of a dear friend but that she also got called away from that party and that she had to quickly fly to Puerto Rico. She has had to fly back and forth a few times to deal with a bad situation that we will find out about soon. It is why she hasn’t been in these recent episodes much. I’m glad she explained it because I was starting to wonder if Carlton was holding her captive in her dungeon.
Joyce blogs, “Moving on to Carlton’s party: Seeing Brandi bashing Lisa to Kim was horrible! Brandi bringing back something she had already discussed and resolved in a previous season was a pathetic attempt to stay relevant and was the beginning of what I saw as a coup against Lisa. Her very own dream team conspiring against her! I was just as shocked to see this as you all must have been as I had no idea her BFFs would attack her. I think they are all fighting to be the Queen Bee so they decided to attack Lisa.”
Well, certainly they all want to be the “Queen Bee” because they know they’ll be safe from Carlton’s hexing because after all, we ALL know Carlton wouldn’t hurt a bee.
Joyce writes, “Brandi saying Lisa was having her do her dirty work and having her say things is very contradicting, since she always claims to be honest and says no one can make her do anything she doesn’t want to do. Then Brandi says Lisa is worse than Bobby Fisher and that she’s playing the biggest chess game of all. Excuse me?!?”
It is to laugh… hardee har har har. This whole cockamamie concept is crazy that anyone or anything could possibly make Brandi do or say something she didn’t want to do or say. HA HA HA! For Brandi to imply it at this juncture just makes her look downright silly. I actually understand why people would say Lisa is strategic and manipulative. She is in charge of many things unlike most of the rest of the housewives on this show. Lisa’s using this show to promote her business ventures. Duh! She isn’t on this show for her health… but neither is anyone else. Except for maybe Kim… Who knows why she is still on the show? Lisa doesn’t have the discretionary time the rest of them do – So yes, everything she does or is involved with has a purpose and meaning. She doesn’t have time to flit around – especially this particular season.
Joyce blogs, “Brandi is the one who started plotting against Lisa from the get go when she was supposedly “warning” me against her very own BFF. That’s a hypocrite and a desperate girl that will even betray her own BFF just to stay relevant! Simply SAD! I’m actually still mad at myself for believing her apology.”
Yeah, Brandi and Yo were trying to draft you to be part of their team. You didn’t play by their rules by telling Lisa about their conversations with you about the mind-numbingly trivial Hair Flip Gate 2013©™®… Lisa just couldn’t have understood since she had just met you that you are the uncontested Hair Flip Queen and could have really helped her and her hair out of an awkward situation.
Sorry guys, Kim is just too busy folding laundry to bother to write a blog for us this week.
Kyle opens her blog by warning us that we’re about to see some “real craziness” and that we should “buckle up.” Rut roh…
Kyle blogs, “Mauricio and I received an invitation to Carlton and David’s event and then after the dinner party received a “disinvite.” I think it was a given I wouldn’t go, but if Carlton felt the need to make sure I wasn’t going to attend, I think the disinviting should have been directed to both Mauricio and myself. I’m not sure if she actually thought my husband would show up without me or she just wanted to add salt to the wound.”
Carlton wants us to believe you were never invited in the first place. Since Carlton is not currently a very active part of the family business – even though she’d love for us to think she still is – The party really had very little to do with Carlton. I’m pleasantly surprised that Mauricio didn’t go – even though I think that if it was in his best interest businesswise that he should have gone – or at least made an appearance. It shocked me that of all the events that this was the one in which Kim decided to attend. Perhaps it was because she thought there might be some single rich guys there? I dunno… But in light of how Carlton has been treating Kyle – Kim’s solo attendance just baffled me.
Kyle blogs, “Brandi and I have never been close. This year I started to get to know her better and understand her more. After Lisa and I had our falling out they became close. When Lisa and I planned the party for Ken and Mauricio we were in a better place than last year and had just started talking more frequently. I was still upset about Lisa bringing up the tabloids for everyone to hear — and in front of Portia. I felt she was pretending to be supportive while still trying to cast doubt in people’s minds (like in her conversation with Ken when he defended Mauricio and she clearly didn’t).”
Yeah, you never got to know Brandi because you were too busy hiding her crutches. OMG… Kyle… must we talk yet again about the tabloids? You are the one who is bringing it up… We all have moved way past that by now. Heck, we’re way too preoccupied with the breakup of Ramona and Mario’s marriage from Real Housewives of New York City to remember the rumors that swirled about Mauricio. We all knew about the tabloid stories long before Lisa said anything but yes, she shouldn’t have said anything in front of Portia. However, I have seen Lisa defend you over and over again – but this was just one area in which she only defended Mauricio about 90% of the way… I suspect it’s because she has years of experience in operating restaurant/bar establishments and has firsthand knowledge of innumerable infidelities. Perhaps she has some inside information… Who knows? Lisa really was only saying she couldn’t know for sure… because of course, how could she? But Lisa should have defended you in public and questioned it in private, if necessary. But riddle me this, how many times have you defended Lisa, Kyle?
Kyle goes on to talk about how she didn’t think she could ever be friends with Lisa after last year’s Reunion (When Lisa said Mauricio befriends people in order to get their business – That’s actually pretty common around here and is especially true in Mauricio’s line of business). Kyle describes the effect of the “teams” amongst this season’s housewives as evidenced by Yo’s “Dream Team” faux pas. There’s just one glitch in her theory… Isn’t it perfectly clear that Lisa is no more on Brandi and Yo’s “Dream Team” than the man on the moon?
Kyle blogs, “I have to say, I had a hard time buying Carlton’s tears and talking about how she can’t understand “hate” when that’s is all she has shown me. It felt very hypocritical, and I felt she seemed more concerned with the anti-Semitic comment hurting business than anything else. I said it before and I will say it again, I regret not choosing my words better while in the heat of the moment. I don’t think she has any regrets for the way she has treated me.”
Of course Carlton was concerned about your comment hurting her husband’s business. Duh! You know very well that one whiff of a whisper about Carlton or her family being the least bit anti-Semitic would have grievous outcomes. In fact, just one little paragraph ago, you described how you didn’t think you could forge a friendship with Lisa again after she said a much less objectionable thing about your own husband’s business. You need to put on your big girl pants and apologize profusely to Carlton for calling her “anti-Semitic.” Oh, she owes you big time apologies, too… but don’t hold your breath cuz you’ll turn blue. You’re right – Carlton has no regrets in how she’s treated you. You really should be wearing a bee costume.
Kyle blogs, “When Brandi and I met up for our hike I had known she was having issues with Lisa, but didn’t know exactly what was going on. I think Brandi came to me because she thought I could relate. Although our issues have been different, they were with the same person. If Lisa and I were in a different place, perhaps that conversation would have gone differently. But we were still on the mend, and I could understand Brandi’s frustration. We are expected to be honest about our feelings and that’s what I was. I care about Lisa, but have been hurt by her as well. I still wanted to move forward and put the past behind us because we had once had a great friendship.”
Kyle, sit down… put your head between your legs… and kiss your friendship with Lisa goodbye. You and Brandi’s talk nauseated me this week. You both blatantly threw Lisa under the bus and drove over her… backed up… then drove over her again. The sad part is that I think I actually saw you both salivating at the opportunity. Would you like some drool cloths? The thing is… At the end of this all – Lisa will land on her feet. However, I wouldn’t be surprised if you and Brandi wound up melting into a smoldering puddle of green goo. Even if you think you somehow had the upper hand in the reunion by ganging up on Lisa – You’re not going to win… Lisa would have to do several pretty egregious things to lose her sparkly pink throne. I’m afraid rumors about Lisa and Ken previously declaring bankruptcy or living in Calabasas just won’t do the trick. I’m sure there’s dirt on Lisa and Ken somewhere… how could there not be?
Lisa blogs, “I arrived at Stockcross impressed by what was a wonderful party. There was much of it you didn’t see…I met Carlton’s family — a father-in-law that adored her, a mother in law to whom she is very close. That speaks volumes about a woman that I don’t think the audience has had a chance to see.”
Giggles that Carlton is on Lisa’s team. I dunno… it just makes me laugh.
Lisa blogs, “It seemed to me that a situation had escalated rather rapidly between Kyle and Carlton and I understood Carlton being upset at the negative label that was thrown at her, it was totally unwarranted. However, I had to defend Kyle at that moment as I felt Carlton had called it wrong. Carlton is adamant she has Kyle’s number, that she has her reasons for her intense dislike of her. You yourselves will have to decide.”
Nicely played, Lisa… “You yourselves will have to decide.” Yes, and decide we will! The Pink Queen is protected while they have exposed their King. Check.
Lisa writes, “I don’t think Yolanda quite understood the situation. Yes, Kyle and I had words last reunion about our house being sold… but that is the purpose of that day — to hash things out, explore feelings and come to a resolution so that you can move forward.”
Unfortunately, Yo doesn’t understand a lot about what is going on this entire season. However, this paragraph demonstrates that you’re under the delusion that you and Kyle have moved forward. Silly, silly you.
Lisa writes, “Ken’s birthday, July 20th, fell on a Saturday. Kyle and I had spoken that week and I relayed that to her. She then mentioned that Mauricio’s birthday had passed without celebration so, as they have always liked each other, we decided to host a joint party. So of course the 20th was the day we wanted to celebrate, not postpone our celebration because David’s daughter (who we really don’t know) was getting married. We weren’t invited, nor should we have been, and had no idea of the timing of the event. However, I of course extended the invitation to Mohamed as he is one of my closest friends. I don’t understand the need for the negative comment… once more.”
Yo was trying to throw you under the bus in front of Mohamed… but little did she know you were the one driving the bus! Lisa goes on to say that she loved the photo shoot and the resulting pictures. She implied that Photoshop made her look so good…lol. As Lisa was getting ready for her photo shoot – We saw that she had invited Stassi (a waitress from Vanderpump Rules) over so she could see what a real stylist’s job entailed. This was a really great thing since Stassi is interested in that type of career. Some of you may have been surprised that Lisa didn’t trust Stassi with $500,000 worth of jewelry. While I don’t think Stassi would have actually done anything – I wouldn’t trust any of Lisa’s restaurant/bar staff to handle that kind of money, either. Heck, I wouldn’t trust any of her staff to handle my food. But that’s a whole nuther Oprah.
Lisa blogs, “So when I witness Brandi talking to Kyle I find it so upsetting. I wish Kyle had questioned Brandi’s motive for that conversation or even uttered a word in my defense. It is pretty devastating to view this person that we have loved and trusted trying to malign me.”
Oh Lisa, they both were maligning you. Trust no one.
Lisa concludes, “And on it goes… I give up I really do. It has been devastating and it gets increasingly hard to watch. I have tried to be a friend to all. I thank you for your support and comments until next week.”
Tis okay, Lisa. Even though they are ganging up on you… You are a strong gazelle. You are a smart gazelle. They may win a battle or two… but you will win the war. It is not easy to dethrone a Pink Sparkly Queen. Well, unless you have a guillotine. There’s always that…
Yolanda H. Foster
Yo blogs, “When I watch myself at breakfast with Mohamed and Shiva I feel a great sense of accomplishment, because after all the ups and downs in our 20 year relationship, we were always able to stay united and focused on the most important thing in our lives which is our three children together. At the end of the day, their happiness is our number one priority. Shiva is a good woman who loves my children and she is a great addition to our big unconventional family.”
I gotta hand it to you – For the sake of your kids, you have been able to be more than civil to a man who repeatedly cheated on you. Plus, you really like Shiva. You’re a better man than I.
Yo writes, “Due to my profession, I have always been very disciplined about my diet but in the past 18 months even more so due to my battle with Lyme disease. I have learned that the spirochete bacterium feeds off of sugar, carbs, and gluten so unfortunately croissants and all that good stuff is off-limits for me. To be honest, at this point it has become a lifestyle rather than a diet — and a small price to pay for feeling good.”
Okay, I’ve got to give Yo the benefit of the doubt here… I have no idea what kind of diet you need to have when fighting Lyme disease. I think we all saw the fruit and wondered why she couldn’t have had some of that at least? But at least Yo explains why… that she’s not on some weird “an almond a day” diet or something. She reserves that regimen for her daughter.
Yo writes, “It was nice to finally see another dimension of Carlton in her role as the wife of her successful husband David, who runs his prominent family business in Beverly Hills. It’s obvious to me why she does not want to have Kyle there after what happened last week. The anti-Semitic label was extremely hurtful and could have severe repercussions for their family business. Obviously this incident was strictly between the two women — and neither Mauricio or David and his family had anything to do with this.”
Yeah, this is the kind of real business event wherein you really don’t want any kind of drama to unfold. It was scary enough that Kim and Brandi were there… Well, to be honest… it was scary enough that Carlton was there… because she truly IS scary enough… lol.
Yo continues, “I get why Lisa was upset about the blow up at her beautiful party. However, her telling Carlton that she didn’t think leaving the scene with unresolved issues was a good idea was surprising to me — considering the fact that she is pretty good at walking away and leaving issues unresolved herself.”
Oh Yo… Why, why, why? Why do you insist on slamming Lisa every chance you get? There are a lot of you who leave issues unresolved, no? This isn’t the Brady Bunch when every issue is solved in thirty minutes with a big red bow neatly wrapped around it. The concept of having unresolved issues is supposedly what compels the viewers to watch the next week’s episode.
Yo writes, “I can finally laugh at seeing myself struggle with the citizenship test because I now have a clear diagnosis that I was working with a fifth of my brain function. I can’t even tell you how dumb I felt at that time when studying hundreds of facts about American history would not stick. Thank god for my husband’s extraordinary patience and daily commitment of pounding my brain for two months until I was able to pass the test.”
I cannot even imagine working with only a fifth of my brain function… Heck, I need all the brain cells I can get! It’s awesome you were able to successfully pass the test!
Yo writes, “Unfortunately, you are not able to see the most important and emotional part of becoming an American citizen. Being sworn in with 4000 fellow immigrants from 58 different countries in the world was one of the most impressive moments of my life that I will cherish forever. I am proud to be an American and finally call this my home!”
Why didn’t we get to see that… It would have been meaningful and moving. Oh, see there? I answered my own question…lol.
Yo concludes, “I am going to refrain from commenting on Kyle and Brandi’s conversation because their friendship and history with Lisa goes back way before I even joined this group. Even though the dynamics have changed, I do know at the end of the day they do love each other and walking away for good isn’t really an option any of them are going to choose.”
Starts to inexplicably sing, “These boots are made for walkin’… and that’s just what they’ll do… One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.” (The guys who read this blog will have to thank me later for this particular link…lol:
That’s all they wrote this week… It was with such a sad and heavy heart that we got through the blogs blogged this week… but somehow I think Nancy would truly want us to snark on, no? But it just won’t be the same without her. Happy Trails to you, Nancy… Until We Meet Again!
StockCross Lawsuits and Sanctions by NMD
I really don’t know how usual/unusual this is, but StockCross has been involved in a few things over the last few years.
Dance Moms Lawsuit by NMD
Kelly Hyland has filed a lawsuit against Abby Lee Miller and the producers of the show Dance Moms. In a long but readable legal document (link is here) Kelly alleges systematic abuse from Abby Lee Miller that has caused her daughter Paige to have anxiety. Almost everything she describes was seen on the show. She alleges that the producers encouraged the abuse for drama for the show (I know she didn’t read my blog on Thursday since she filed it that day – but it’s almost as though she did), and that Abby was nurturing before the show began to film.
Kelly explains that she tried to leave the show but they would not let her out of her contract. She also explains that show would tape for 60 hours a week for a 45 minute episode, and the girls worked really long hours that were not consistent with child labor laws. (She filed in California). The girls received 1,050 each per episode, so that is 13 dollars an hour or so – wowza that’s low.
As for the fight with Abby that was shown on last week’s episode, she alleges that the producers made her flee the scene (as shown) and leave the state – causing her to leave the scene of a crime – which led to further issues.
At this point Kelly has been told that she’s suspended and no longer films the weekly show, but is still under contract. She isn’t getting paid. But she is required to make appearances that may cause her to run into Abby, which would violate a restraining order.
It’s a hot mess. She can’t leave because of the contract but can’t get paid because she isn’t filming. Hopefully this will cause the producers to let her out of the contract and she can go on with her life.