Flipping Out “The New Girl” – Southern Charm “Sh-epic Fail”

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Flipping Out “The New Girl” by BB

Jeff has a new design assistant, Megan, a friend of his. He hired her since Jenni has been and will be out of the office more due to her pregnancy. She has design and construction experience, but it’s a big adjustment for her to get used to the antics that go on in Jeff’s office. Andrew is jealous of her and thinks Jeff didn’t really need to hire her. Jeff takes Megan out on a job and tells Andrew he’ll call him if he thinks of something for him to do that day.

FO S7E2_4Since Jeff is now working with wealthier clients, it takes three times longer to get something done because there are the added layers of accountants and business managers to deal with. So, to fill in the time gaps, he adds two new clients. The first ones are Kelly Wagner and her husband Jim. This is a small project with a budget of $50,000.

Kelly is an old friend of Jeff’s and he feels like he owes her because her family let Jeff live with them when he first started out in the real estate business. He wants make sure he stays within budget. However, Frank, the contractor, discovers they have a huge rat infestation that will require removal and replacement of all the infested insulation. Frank doesn’t want to do the job, but Jeff tells him either he will do it or Jeff will get another contractor. Jeff can’t understand that someone he hired can just say he doesn’t want to do something. If Jeff asks his employees to do something, he expect them to do it. Frank ends up saying he will clean up the rat infestation and replace the insulation. Unfortunately, it means Jeff will have to go over budget, but he promises Kelly he will not go a penny over $60,000.

FO S7E2_3When Jeff meets with Kelly at the plumbing supply company to choose some fixtures for the bathroom, Kelly tells him, in front of the Asian salesperson, she’s not interested in any Asian toilets because of the time she spent in Thailand. Jeff, who had hoped to get a good deal, apologizes to the sales person on Kelly’s behalf for being racist. Kelly tells him she only dislikes Asian toilets. Jeff doesn’t think he’s going to get good prices from this guy, but he tries anyway.  Jeff’s second set of new clients, Hania and Amir, are completely renovating their 1930s Spanish house in Pacific Palisades. It’s a million dollar remodel.

FO S7E2_1Jeff has decided it’s his fault that Vanina’s boyfriend broke up with her since he made her work so many hours. To pay her back, he has offered to get her a boob job. Jenni, being the HR representative, thinks this is totally inappropriate. Everyone in the office seems to be involved in Vanina’s boob job. Jeff reminds Jenni that her boob job got her a man. Jenni tells Jeff she will have National Geographic boobs in about five months. Several of them go with Vanina to the plastic surgeon’s office to help her decide how big to go. Jeff thinks that Vanina will be married within 12 months if she goes big enough. After her surgery, Vanina returns to the office, wearing a low cut top to show off her new boobs, and everyone can’t help but stare at them. As Jeff says, he paid for them so he wants to look. Vanina mentions that all of a sudden, men are opening doors for her. Jeff says he told her so.

During lunch one day with most of the staff present, Jenni mentions she is now 37 weeks along and Megan tells her she can have the baby at any time. Jenni is hoping the later the better because that would increase her chances of having a C-section, which is what she wants. Megan tells her she has pushed two out and everything just explodes down there. Jenni asks her what that means. Megan says it’s literally like you sat on a land mine. (Did Jeff put Megan up to this?) Jeff thinks Jenni is more worried about her vagina than the baby. Megan tells Jenni not to worry, she will get back to normal. Andrew says something inappropriate about Megan not ever getting back to normal after having two babies.

FO S7E2_2The rest of the episode deals with Jenni’s problem of being the Human Resources person and having to deal with totally inappropriate issues, including Jeff paying for Vanina’s boob job; Jeff telling Jenni he’s going to write her up for being overweight; Andrew saying totally offensive things around contractors and his work mates, including Katrina, Vanina, and the new assistant, Megan; Zoila trading barbs with Gage, etc. Jenni finally has to have a sit down with Andrew about something he said that really offended Megan. Jenni calls Megan in and has Andrew apologize to her, but he doesn’t really mean it. Jenni can see the possibility of someone quitting work and filing a workplace harassment suit because of some of the things that go on in the office. It could happen, but I would assume a lot of this stuff is exaggerated for the show and everyone who signs up probably expects this type of environment.


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Southern Charm – “Sh-Epic Fail!”

  By HydrangeaHussy

I was half expecting this show to scare me off after the first episode, but I’m back for more! We’re back with Ravenel, who wants us to be sure we know who his father is. He’s going to teach a date to play polo. He thinks she may be the one. His father wants him to pick a bride & procreate. It’s all very medieval to me. Danni, Shep’s ex, arrives at the plantation. Ravenel thinks that Danni & he are at the same stage, while Shep was too immature for her. Umm, I think Ravenel & Shep are both pretty immature. Shep is a little less creepy though. After polo, the two move back to the house for a drink. Ravenel hopes to parlay the polo lesson into “an evening” together.

Craig & Cameran meet on Saturday for brunch. Craig is still drunk & decides that hair of the dog is the best idea. The conversation immediately turns to the women in Craig’s life. Cameran seems to be a mother-figure who gets approval over who these men date. Seems to me like they need it. Craig’s longest relationship has been only 1 month. Craig was out with Kathryn the night before. Uh oh, the plot thickens. So far, Ravenel is seeing Shep’s ex & Craig is seeing Ravenel’s ex.

Shep & Whitney are having early drinks while they talk business. The two want to open a restaurant. Whitney believes that Shep’s business degree will help him to realize his dream. Whitney wants a cool, rock & roll restaurant. He wants more sophistication than college-bar. Shep thinks that Charleston is a college town & seems sold on the college-bar idea. These guys are two different stages in their lives & I see this ending badly.

Ravenel & Danni are having a glass of wine. He thinks that she’s sophisticated because she knows what type of glass used for white wine. Ravenel asserts that he can tell the difference between cheap wine & expensive wine. He’s such a snob. Danni attempts to determine what type of wine he likes, but he has no idea what she’s talking about. He invites her to a BBQ as his date. She agrees, but declines his invitation to spend the night.

Back at Whitney’s house, his mother is supervising the cooking of dinner. Brandi, Whitney’s assistant, is there. Not sure what he needs a personal assistant for, other than having his date’s clothes dry cleaned before they’re returned. Whitney opens a $2,000 bottle of red wine. He announces that he plans to open a Mexican restaurant with Shep. The look on Patricia’s face is priceless! She can hardly contain herself, but merely states that she believes a restaurant is out of Whitney’s realm. Brandi begins throwing out ideas for the restaurant, which causes Patricia to roll her eyes. Patricia does not like Brandi & it’s pretty obvious. She thinks that Whitney should be focusing on his film projects.

SC S1E2_4 Shep & Craig are shopping for bathing suits. Their friend, Colby, makes them try on the suits. Shep is trying to impress the infamous MJ, who is teaching to surf. He reveals that she’s been blowing him off. Craig thinks that she’s playing a game, which is hot. He informs Shep of the rules for dealing with women – namely, play disinterested to keep them around. Neither one seems to know how to deal with rejection. It’s just impossible that a girl wouldn’t be interested in them! Doesn’t every girl want an irresponsible, jobless, man-child? Again, these boys need to grow up. There seem to be a lot of women around, but no one who really takes the boys seriously.

At dinner, Patricia reveals that she was unable to host a luncheon because Ravenel was not welcome. She thinks that it’s time to forgive & move on. Whitney thinks Ravenel is the greatest, nicest guy & that he’s more than paid his dues. My problem with Ravenel isn’t the drug conviction, it’s the womanizing & arrogance. Whitney reveals that he is considering his own place & that he’s lived with a woman before. Patricia wants him to get married & have kids. She retires to bed. Whitney reveals to Brandi that he feels pathetic for staying with his mother.

The group is off to the beach. Shep says that he doesn’t date people that he wouldn’t marry. We finally meet the mysterious MJ. While waxing the board, Shep begins to reveal how needy he is. I’m not sure if he thinks this is charming. He is trying way too hard & she’s ignoring him. He seems confused that his charms aren’t working on her. Maybe it’s because she’s an adult with a career & wants more than a surfer kid. After she leaves, Cameran approaches Shep. She thinks that MJ is a catch, but he isn’t sure that she’s interested. MJ left their beach date early & wasn’t paying enough attention to him. Shep is all about what MJ can do for him, not what he can do to win her over. Kathryn arrives & asks Shep to teach her to surf. Knowing that Craig likes her, Shep agrees.

SC S1E2_2 It’s time for J.D.’s dinner & Ravenel wants to seal the deal with Danni. Ugh, did we really need to see him in shower? The dinner is typical of a southern meal – everyone is invited. Ravenel seems a little jealous of J.D.’s life, but doesn’t seem to be making any changes to achieve that life. He says that he’s ready for kids. After dinner, Danni is walked to her car by Ravenel. He pulls her in for a kiss, but she turns her head. Knowing his reputation, I’d do the same thing. He admits to J.D. that he may have ruined it. Everyone seems to think that Ravenel’s past is his problem – it’s not! It’s his present attitude!

We finally meet the famous Arthur Ravenel. It’s obvious that Ravenel looks up to his father, but has failed to completely follow in his footsteps. He reveals that he is interested in re-entering politics. Arthur tells him that he’s served his time, so all of that should be behind him. Ravenel is the last hope for carrying on the Ravenel name so his father is more interested in a marriage. Ravenel explains the demise of his date with Danni. His father tells Ravenel to get her pregnant & offers $10,000 for a son. Oh dear. Am I watching Bravo or The Tudors?

SC S1E2_3 Whitney is out with a group of girls. Jenna notes that it’s 5 girls & 1 guy. Whitney notes that Charleston girls like to drink. The girls note that his type is a model. Jenna thinks that he’s a little pervy. He isn’t seeing anyone at the time, but Jenna has some ideas. They take Whitney to a bar where their friend is supposed to be working. Whitney points out that you can’t find love in a bar. Shep appears & begins buying drinks for the girls. Whitney & Jenna leave, cautioning Shep that they have a meeting on the following day. Shep doesn’t follow the advice & proceeds to keep drinking. Kathryn appears & begins flirting with Shep. Shep is slurring & not making much sense – so sexy! He invites Kathryn to stay the night & she agrees. What is wrong with this girl? She’s gone home with 2 guys so far. No good Southern girl would be seen on national TV sleeping around like that.

SC S1E2_1Craig tells Cameran that he’s found out about Shep & Kathryn. He’s pissed. Craig says that he would never do that to one of his friends. He isn’t sure that he can trust Shep. Cameran correctly points out that Shep is a jerk & that friends should come first. She wonders what MJ will think. It’s very disrespectful of Shep. The group (Craig, Kathryn, etc) is at dinner. Craig doesn’t blame Kathryn, as she had no idea about Craig’s feelings. Shep arrives & hugs on Kathryn. He makes jokes about their night. Craig is visibly steaming. Shep tells the group that he’s past the womanizing stage & that’s he now very selective. Is anyone actually buying that? Kathryn leaves because of the tension between Craig & Shep. Shep thinks that she was fair game b/c Craig hadn’t hooked up with her yet. Shep thinks that it would be ok for Craig to hook up with MJ. He doesn’t understand why Craig is upset & refuses to apologize. How many times am I going to say this – Shep needs to grow up!!!


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196 Responses to Flipping Out “The New Girl” – Southern Charm “Sh-epic Fail”

  1. Jan (TexasTart) says:

    Good Morning! Wishing everyone well today. 😀

    Thanks to BB and HydrangeaHussy for the recaps!

  2. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. Itsssssssssss Fridayyyyyyyyy!! Yes. 😀 Enjoy your Friday and don’t work too hard. You’ve been working very.hard lately. 🙂 Have a great day everyone.

  3. Iowagirl says:

    “Am I watching Bravo or the Tudors ” best line ever. I have not commented in months but could not resist, soooo funny.

  4. Good Morning Everyone!

    Thank you, Thank you, to BB and HydrangeaHussy for Blogging for us!!!!

  5. AZGirl says:

    Good morning everyone! Thank you BB for recaping Flipping Out. Cloudy here in AZ. May get some rain. Off to walk Pepper and off to the gym. Try and check in later. Long day at the office today.

  6. HuskerHuny says:

    Does anyone here watch Project Runway/Under the Gunn? Watching Mondo and Anya call out the judges last night because they thought a designer who ended up in the top two should have gone home was probably one of the nastiest things I have ever seen. I was a Nick fan to begin with (even though he does overstep his boundaries now and again), but now for sure, I’m definitely Team Nick. I can’t stand crybabies!

    • Pghemtchick says:

      That ticked me off. Talk about the biggest flipping hypocrite ever to call out someone for being on top with poor construction! Maybe Anya forgets she WON a season with flipping HOT GLUED clothes!!! I mean thanks to her they changed the rules. So if anyone should have understood concept over execution it should have been her. Mondo’s diva attitude surprised me. My opinion has for sure changed.
      Ohh, another hypocritical moment: They went at Nick for throwing his own designer under the bus cause they are learning and they wouldn’t do that, but they threw his under the bus to the judges.

      Both the looks weren’t great and I agree with who went home. I hate how they tag team blasted a contestant. Great mentors.

      • Stars99 #TeamT-Rex... All Day, Every Day!! says:

        Really excellent point, Pghemtchick… She sailed through the season with her hot glue gun.

    • Donna says:

      Disgusting behavior by Mondo, Anya & contestants. When I watched Michelle’s dress walk down the runway I said yuk!

      • chismosa™ says:

        Ooooh Anya? The Asian woman who won the season that didn’t know how to sew? All flowy island dresses?
        Is she on it? Found her snotty too

        See I knew there was something to mondo back when he won that season. He was nasty. And michael Costello is almost the new Christian siriano with celebs so HAHA

    • chismosa™ says:

      I don’t watch. How is mondo ? I found him kind of nasty on the last all stars he was on.
      I like nick.

      • I am watching Project Runway/ Under the Gunn (missing Heidi, MK and Nina…)

        I like Nick very much … BUT he is still learning to be a mentor… I like his team.

        I am cheering for Mondo (I did not like his attitude last night) His team has been -so far- the best (IMO) and he has what it takes to be a mentor.

        Anya has just bad attitude all the time. She throws her own team under the bus, again and again. Everyone wants to win, I know, but she is just plain nasty.

        Nick needs to grow up, and he is doing it, trusting her team choices. The fist challenge it was a collection of Nick’s dresses (very 1980’s) He was even drawing for the contestants!

        I love Mondo (NOT his legs or choices to dress himself), but Nick has better designers at this point.

        • Pghemtchick says:

          I think Nick’s designers are growing as well. Oscar didn’t use Nick’s snap dress idea, but instead perfected his idea. I wouldn’t have expected that from week 1 Oscar. I like seeing the whole growing process. On the other teams, I feel it’s a “bow and kiss my ring” mentality.

        • chismosa™ says:

          Nick teaches at the fashion school in LA still, right ?

          I remember Lauren Conrad and whitney going to class and he was the teacher in one of their classes.
          (The Hills reference )

    • Stars99 #TeamT-Rex... All Day, Every Day!! says:

      Oh HuskerHunny… It was so sad to see all that crap from the mentors, wasn’t it? It’s weird – because I think Anya and Mondo feel they are superior to Nick because they were the “winners” of their season… but these kind of actions and comments reveal they’re jelly. Plus, the look on Tim Gunn’s face during their highly planned, “We’re not leaving the stage until we throw a contestant AND the judges under the bus.”… Ummm… When on earth is it a smart thing to criticize all the judges? Plus… the two designers on the bottom deserved to be there FOR THEIR DESIGN… They were hideous! I could have understood it a little more if they were better designs but they were bad… Well, if one of them had 2-3 more inches of fabric and wasn’t so short – it wouldn’t have been so bad. Ugh.

      • HuskerHuny says:

        Here’s how I read it . . .

        Nick is a teacher. Although he does overstep the boundaries a bit by giving too much advice and drawing on the design itself, I feel Nick really wants to ‘mentor’ his team and make them better. His victory is in seeing his team improve, not so much on him winning.

        Mondo and Anya stand back, ask a few questions, give really bad advice and walk away. Their victory is for them and them alone; they really could care less if they truly teach their designers anything at all.

        I read the comments on the Lifetime website and boy howdy, Mondo and Anya are getting SLAMMED big time! I hope the judges (and Tim) took into consideration their abhorrent behavior and called them on it in the upcoming episodes. They didn’t see how Nick and Natalia were treated after leaving the catwalk either.

        I do believe that the two best designs were put in the top two last night – without a doubt.

        • Cityside says:

          I agree, I could not believe how rude they were about Natalia. I thought the one that went home was straight up UGLY. I wish Natalia would have won. I think Tim should reprimand them big time.

  7. Pghemtchick says:

    Haaaaaaappppy Pi Day!!!! And Friday! Lol

  8. chismosa™ says:

    Happy Friday —

    Jill —- happy early start to 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀

    Erin go Bragh ! And Slainte
    I’m sad my BFF usually has us over for corned beef and cabbage but not this yr 😩😭
    Husband needs to work o/t.
    So enjoy your festivities

    Get the aspirin and water out for the next day. Lol

    Do you take your girls to the parade ever ? So fun.

    • shamrockblonde says:

      chismosa – Every year my parents would pull us out of school and take us into the parade – now we would get all dressed up, my parents, sister, brother, Grandmother and I and off we would go – my Dad would drive into the city in his gold Olds, all decked out with Irish and American flags flying , my Mom, Dad and Grandmother, wearing her Erin Go Bragh sash and little green hat, and my sister brother and I in our finest green – well there we were, on our way, when we got pulled over! My Dad pulled over and the policeman pulled up behind us and approached the car – he looked inside at all of us, looked at the flags, and the conversation went something like this –

      Officer – “are you on your way into the parade, sir?”

      Dad – (slight brogue) – “indeed we are, sir”

      Officer – pause – “well you are going to be late getting to the starting point! – follow me – I will escort you in”

      He proceeded to return to his car – my Dad was set to get out and explain that we were going TO the parade not be IN the parade, but the officer had already pulled out in front of us and was merging into traffic – Dad was just so flabbergasted (his word) that he sat there for a second – my Mom said “just follow the man, Mike, just follow him” – so off we went with a police escort and flags flying!! – we got to the starting point of the parade, thanked the officer who helped my Grandmother and Mother out of the car, and when he had gone, my Dad went and parked the car and we had a great time – too funny – my Dad always said it was the flags, but my Mom swears it was Nan’s (my Grandmother’s) sash –

      • Mene Seela says:

        What a fab story. Hilarious!

      • chismosa™ says:

        Shamrock blonde that’s awesome !!
        I’m sorry I hadn’t realized you were near here — that is fabulous ! What a story ! 😃🍀
        Why did the cop stop you anyway ? I’m sorry I always have dumb questions —

        What a wonderful experience for your whole family to have. Great memories ! 
        I went to many parades with all my friends and the issue was that so many gals in my high school took off on the day it was such a joke at school.
        Great times. I hope to go again one day.  Do you still go to this day?

        The joke in my house is “those Irish get the BEST weather for their parade!” When we don’t – for greek Independence Day parade which is later in march. LOL

        luck of the Irish – duh

        And just for the day, my favorite — haven’t heard it in a while.
        Hope the link works

        • shamrockblonde says:

          My Dad thought that the flags on the car caught his eye and that was why he pulled us over – we never really knew – once he got a good look at us, he just assumed that we were either some special guests at the parade or marching in it and away we went – we still go, but not as much any more – when my girls were little we would pull them out of school just like my parents did and take them, but now they are grown with wee ones of their own – and as for great weather for the parade – it is supposed to the “S” word on Monday!! but even that will not stop the playing of Irish music and the dancing!

          • chismosa™ says:

            Fun …..
            I heard the S word too but you all have the best luck. It ain’t going to happen. Just watch.
            I hope you maybe get to go again one day!

            I feel very blessed to have all Irish friends



      • Jill...no not THAT Jill -Team T-Rex says:

        Excellent story my Irish friend!! I love it!!🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀

      • LaineyLainey says:

        I love that story!

      • Powell says:

        Shamrock I’m like “follow that officer dad”. LOL : D

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill -Team T-Rex says:

      Big BIG party tomorrow at my brothers house-BIG PARTY!! I can’t wait!!
      I will a big glass of water and 3 Advil before I go sleep so I won’t wake up with the Irish flu!!
      I have never been to the parade…idk why not? Kevin marches in it every year with the FDNY and then goes around the city 🍻🍻🍻 . I record it for the girls if they have school and then they watch and look for Kevin..Maggie thinks every fireman is her father!! One year I will bring them-when they are old enough to carry me home..just kiddin’!!!

      • shamrockblonde says:

        Slainte’ !!!!! enjoy it!! My Mom told me once that when she was young and before she knew my Dad, she and her friends would go to the parade and when they saw a “good looking fellow”, in order to get them to look in their direction, they would call out “Hi Mike, Hi Sean, Hi Pat” because more than likely one of those names was theirs!! such a flirt, my Mom!! God bless Kevin and keep him safe, my friend! – have a Guiness for me!

      • chismosa™ says:

        Why don’t you ever go watch Kevin? Did you before the girls ???
        How fun …..

        Have a blast tomorrow. I’m sad no corned beef for me 😦

        Something tells me you’re getting the party started

        get the Advil out early FELICIA


        I asked the other night but I hope your husband is not up in Harlem working the site there. 😦

      • chismosa™ says:

        Ps I’m surrounded by all
        Kevins/ Doreen’s/ Kathleen’s/ Maureen’s/ Maryellen is my BFF (mare)/ Jimmy’s/ Tommy’s/

      • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

        Sounds like fun, Jill! Enjoy!

      • LaineyLainey says:

        have fun!

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill -Team T-Rex says:

          Thanks -Im so excited for the party-I love a party!!
          Cheers Shamrock-I will certainly have a Guiness for you…and for me!!
          Chismosa-I don’t know why I haven’t gone to the parade? Even before I had the girls I never went-Kevin started the FDNY academy the day after I found out I was having Annabelle so I have had kiss since he started-before then I worked so maybe that’s why I never went? Idk???
          I’m not starting the party tonight-no happy hour for me-I’m saving it all for tomorrow!! My oldest brother is coming up from Virginia so we will al be together and that always means TROUBLE (but I a good way!) .

          • Jill...no not THAT Jill -Team T-Rex says:

            Chismosa-Kevin was off the day of the building explosion-he worked the night tour and got relieved right before his house was called to go there-they didn’t end up doing much but they were there for most of the day.

            • chismosa™ says:

              Got it —
              Re: the parade and then kids – totally get it.
              Glad hubby’s not too involved or taken out to work too much uptown 🙂

              So sad

              Bottoms up 🍻

          • Powell says:

            Well you drink an extra glass of water and take 3 more Advil so you can drink some for me. 🙂

      • Powell says:

        JNNTJ you never go? You need to see your Fireman in the parade lady!! 🙂

  9. Foxymel11(Mel) says:

    Good afternoon!! Thanks you for the great recaps!

    I really enjoy Flipping Out! I wish they would make the season longer, though. Everything things seems to be lighthearted thus far but I can only get small doses of Andy. I like Gage for Jeff. He seems very mature for his age and has to have some thick skin. Zoila is hilarious and Jenni just just so funny to watch as HR lady! Venina(sp) and her implants? Umm, that was kind of Jeff to do for his employee. 🙂

    I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

    • Mene Seela says:

      Jeff paid for Ziola’s plastic surgery too. It’s the Hollywood in Jeff. I was surprised about Vanina’s surgery, she didn’t seem the type for major boobs.

      I adore this show, just the right mix of snark, decorating and immaturity.

    • Powell says:

      But couldn’t Jeff just say he’s giving Venina a bonus? It didn’t have to be implants and them going w/her. That’s why they have HR problems. 🙂

  10. Stars99 #TeamT-Rex... All Day, Every Day!! says:

    BB – Thanks so much for recapping, “Flipping Out” – You really do such a great job at it. This show is very interesting to me and you never fail to bring up pieces that I missed while watching it myself.. The cast have have all been around the reality show block now – So I’m finding it hard to figure out what is over dramatization for a reality show – and what is just mild exaggeration for a reality show. I wonder if Andy would do and say those kind of things normally… I hope not – but then again – it seems to come so naturally for him… Yikes! And then there’s the whole boob job storyline – Wow… Just wow… I don’t need to see any more of these storylines… tyvm…

    • Mene Seela says:

      I feel that Andrew is actually pretty real. Poor guy. The HR drama around inappropriate behavior is probably encouraged. Jeff can get away with because there is probably some contract calling his employees entertainers or some such which allows a lot of skirting of the law.
      It’s very funny but a completely unreal situation for the rest of us who would be sued or fired.

      Oh and panty in a bunch Dunn Edwards is probably loving having their image refreshed.

      • Stars99 #TeamT-Rex... All Day, Every Day!! says:

        Yeah, Mene Seela – I like Andy, too… It’s just I think I would find him entertaining as a friend or co-worker and not so much as an employee of my company…lol… You’re right – this is a lot of publicity for Dunn Edwards… I know it’s probably not entirely free… but if that kerfluffle hadn’t happened… we wouldn’t have mentioned them on this particular show, would we? lol

      • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

        Great points! For some reason I didn’t find it strange when Jeff paid for all of Zoila’s surgery. Probably because they’re so close and she lives with him. But Vanina? She’s a young woman and it just felt strange to me. Hollywood friends.

  11. Stars99 #TeamT-Rex... All Day, Every Day!! says:

    HydrangeaHussy – You’re doing such a great job at identifying who is doing what to whom… And it’s so helpful because I’m having some issues figuring out Who’s Who in the Zoo… Their whole sense of entitlement really irritates me. My jaw dropped when the dad suggested his son impregnate a girl and offer her $10,00 for the birth of a son… Are you freakin’ kidding me? That’s so 1800s…lol… Is that really still a common mindset? You’re so right in your comment about is this Bravo or the Tudors… I completely understand that I live in the land of fruit and nuts where progressiveness prevails… But that whole concept of favoring birthing sons over daughters for lineage or whatever reasons is just so danged foreign to me.

    • My experience has been that old Southern families want children as a way of carrying on family traditions. But, if you want to keep the family name going, you gotta have sons. I think that’s fading as girls are waiting longer to marry & are keeping their maiden name as a middle name.

    • Powell says:

      I’ve watched one epi but didn’t really get a good look at it or feel for the cast. And I’ve got to learn their names. It’s very interesting though. Hydrangea is bringing it to life.

  12. shamrockblonde says:

    thank you for the recaps! I did not watch flipping out last night and have found I have litte tolerance for the other show, so coming here and getting caught up is way better! –

  13. Jan (TexasTart) says:

    I was watching Jimmy Kimmel because his show was broadcast out of Austin this week (for the SXSW film/music festival). By the way Andy has has some strange guests while he has been here for SXSW….he has not really capitalized on the film and music talent already here IMO.

    Anyway, back to Jimmy’s show – did anyone see Lady Gaga last night? She had an outrageous outfit, pretty cool actually, the entire thing was made of from coffee filters. She kinda looked like a sheep with a hat and she joked that she got fat while eating here and was hiding the fat in that costume. She was funny and genuine in her interview. She revealed she has been going out to the clubs and bars to hear bands every night! Seems she can just dress normal and blend in, ha! She said she was eating a ton of BBQ and having the time of her life being able to go out club hopping like a normal person…and this is how she started out, playing little clubs and bars, so it’s close to her heart.

    I’m happy to hear LaineySon departed the location before the tragedy in the crowd…a drunk driver ran over a lot of people the other night. First time there were ever fatalities at this world renown event.

    Those of you not familiar, downtown Austin has area vibrant with bars and music venues where they hold this film and music festival. It’s kind of like NO’s French Quarter at Mardi Gras…that is a probably not a fair comparison….I think it’s a safer and more laid back environment with a whole heck of a lot more venues to hear live music.

    • chismosa™ says:

      Didn’t someone on project runway make a coffee filter dress like 8 seasons ago!?????

      SXSW sounds great. I love the music that Andy has on (unfortunately)
      I’d love to go once.
      Andy wasn’t live yesterday. I don’t like Shaq dissing dirk novitzki!
      But Shaq was funny. The guy on SNL who does him is hysterical.

      I agree Andy should do more Austin – type guests.

      Did you all hear –
      SHE BY SHEREE and KIM on WWH Sunday !!!!!

      She was FIRED! Jill Zarin of Atlanta I thought.
      I can’t WAIT to see the shade against nene or whoever on the show …. Haha!
      And I wonder with Kenya too.
      I have a feeling Kim will be anti Kenya and pro nene.

      Poor Kim, has to share the stage. Lol
      She probably has another show coming
      😏 🙄

      • kendo says:

        I’d love to see Kim come back! I liked Sheree and thought she should have come up with the fitness videos, but she seems to be so delusional. She was on “Iyanla – Fix My Life” – and got nothing from it, she complained that she was set up.

        • chismosa™ says:

          I missed that Iyanla. I’m going to search for a repeat.


        • Powell says:

          But kendo She by Sheree is a “designer”. Yes she should have come out w/a fitness video. She really does work out. It would have been better than Phadera and Kenya’s.

    • ladebra says:

      I woke up just as Kimmel was coming on (which is probably why I’m moving a little slow today). Gaga was very laid back. She did look a little like a snow cone though, with all those coffee filters. Kimmel has been eating his way through Austin also. lol. He said last night and tonight he would be wearing the same suit, cause it’s the only one that still fits.

      When I worked at O.N.E./Pepsi we sent a team to SXSW (and Bonnaroo, and Burning Man and Coachella). Any excuse to party (those marketing guys really know how). But the pictures they would take always looked so great.

      • BB says:

        My daughter went to Bonnaroo year before last. She had a really good time. She went mainly to see Mumford and Sons.

        • ladebra says:

          This is how old I am …. I’d do better at Branson, MO than at one of these festivals. First sign of heat/insects/mud/no place to sit/shade I’d be “c’ ya!”

  14. chismosa™ says:

    Just had to!

  15. Pghemtchick says:

    OmFG!!! Remember when I was like I hope Brandi’s news wasn’t celebrity Apprentice related?????


    “Celebrity Apprentice” is still weeks away from announcing its latest contestants, but TMZ spies have come through again … with a list of celebs who will be duking it out this season.

    TMZ has learned Geraldo Rivera and former “Cosby Show” star Keshia Knight Pulliam are among the cast members for the upcoming season.

    In addition, our spies say two “Real Housewives” — Brandi Glanville from Bev Hills and Kenya Moore from Atlanta — will also be doing the show. “

    • VV™ says:

      Brandi? Seriously? Who is going to help her with donations? Is she going to be away from her kids that long?

    • chismosa™ says:


      Two HWs??? Trump must be desperate ….

      He’ll LOVE Brandi —–>> she’s BLONDE

      I hope criss angel is on

      • Powell says:

        Oh yeah he’ll do his Donald thing and Brandi will eat it up and then when Trump see a how “smart” she is he will say his famous words. “YOU’RE FIRED!!” I can’t wait to see that. I’ll be watching.

      • Powell says:

        W/Kenya unfortunately we’ll have to hear “don’t come for me, until I come for you” and “Twirl”.

    • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

      Hello pghemt! What horrible news! I can see Kenya on there because she would do very well in the boardroom and in tasks, but Brandi?! This show is a joke now anyway. Who did she screw at NBC for her to get on the show. I truly hoped that this would be her LAST season on HW’s, now have to see her in this?!

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill -Team T-Rex says:

        Foxy-I agree about Kenya-she’s crazy as hell but she would do well on the show. I can see her doing really well on the tasks and holding her own in the boardroom-Brandi would suck at everything. She doesn’t have the drive or personality for a show like this..which can only mean she will be on it and win!!! (God help us!!)

        • Powell says:

          I can see her acting like Starr Jones did. She was very arrogant. She’s one of the reasons NeNe left early. Funny how NeNe loves to brag about her Trump check and she left w/her tail between her legs.

          • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

            Didn’t Nene make far on that? She was such a chicken! Oh wait! Kenya hates Brandi!! Now I see what you’re talking about. I hope Kenya makes her look like an even bigger idiot.

        • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

          Hi Jill, I hope she either quits or is first to get the boot. Maybe this will make look like even bigger ass, so we’ll see. Ugh

      • Powell says:

        Foxymel remember Andy loves her. Thinks she’s funny.

    • Ugh! I will not be watching this season if she’s on!

    • MelTheHound - Team T-Rex says:

      Trump is really scraping that barrel isn’t he?

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill -Team T-Rex says:

      Ewwwww Brandi? For serious??? Lord have mercy! We are finally almost done with seeing her on out TV and now this? I hope it’s not true-she’s so dumb!

    • nyc mama says:

      Glad I dont like CA. Too bad Dennis Rodman isn’t back. Brandi and he could fall in love, move to So. Korea together, and stay there. Brandi will be far enough away where she can’t be manipulated and she will hang with the Prez.
      Brandi is what remote controls were made for.

      • Powell says:

        NYC mama we can’t handle more than one drunk on CA.

      • Jan (TexasTart) says:

        Oh my gosh, NYCmama! That would be a dream come true – a match made in heaven! Glanville and Rodman setting up house in Korea!

    • Powell says:

      We heard Kenya. Bring on Brandi. Good. Then all of America can see how smart she is. Thks Pchick.

      • Jan (TexasTart) says:

        I was looking forward to Kenya being on CA – but NOT BRANDI. 😡 I don’t ever want to see her again.

        • I must be not a good person but IF Brandi is in CA I would be watching and crossing my fingers for her to not be fired… she would spill the beans on everyone there! With her potty mouth and talking like an 11 years old girl, with no people skills, very limited vocabulary, drunkiesh and hung-over everyday … THAT is where people will see Brandi true colors… National TV! Not Cable TV!!! Bring her! Lol!

          • MelTheHound - Team T-Rex says:

            Might be fun to watch her tell Trump or one of her cast mates to STFU..

  16. VV™ says:

    Happy Belated Birthday, Vilzvet! 🎊🎉🎁🎂🎈

  17. chismosa™ says:

    Oh ps I saw Brandi on e news yesterday if anyone wants a rundown


  18. chismosa™ says:

    re: Aviva and her book 👢👢👢👢

    I was perusing OK mag- not sure if this is online or not ?-
    Big pic of Andy with her at her “book release”
    But honestly – I saw the step and repeat (Zarin! memories) – and I’m not sure if it was just for Aviva??
    She looked GORGEOUS. Her disgusting inside did not infiltrate her outer layer yet. (To some extent)
    Beautiful red velvet suit.
    Andy in his half cocked pose he always does. Ughhh
    NO other ladies anywhere in sight or mentioned.

    Then– ON ANOTHER PAGE- they had the whole picture of the ladies in black – Ramona looked stunning in the face – and it had all these tidbits about everyone.
    Carole said “Aviva is crazy. She just makes up lies”

    It was just so funny.


    Also – Andy tweeted he’s at the Summer by Bravo shoot?
    Isn’t this early ??

    Didn’t Lisa just tape something with Vicki, and Sonja and another HW??
    I’m confused.

  19. chismosa™ says:

    Was there just 1 actual premiere party????
    Naughty but nice rob said he went to Sonja’s the other night and it was wonderful but it was a cash bar so he didn’t stay LOL
    I wonder if they let Aviva into any party.
    So Andy must have missed them???

    Heather needs to stop wearing so much grey 🌑🌑☔️☔️☔️
    The doldrums!

    Kristen looks GORGE here. 💜her. (Shoutout: Jill)

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill -Team T-Rex says:

      “But I’m preeetttyyyy”
      She looks stunning…annoying but stunning!!
      There was a party for the actual premier that I think a lot of the women and a bunch of bloggers were at and then Sonja’s party was Tuesday night (I think?) -Rob probably wasn’t even invited-he is a party crashed and a complete moron!

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill -Team T-Rex says:

        *party crasher!

      • chismosa™ says:

        Got it. I never knew they did an actual “official” party!

        I always think of each HW having their own party. Don’t know why I thought that.

      • Rebecca can't understand why people don't appreciate the importance of dragons. says:

        The people from that “mean” blog were nasty about it because the housewives wouldn’t talk to them. LOL

    • Powell says:

      Not crazy about Kristen;s earrings she borrowed from Lu but I like her hair. Lu needs a new do. LOL at Sonja’s cash bar. Do you mean she didn’t flash her smile, show some leg and cleavage and get a deal at the venue? I’m afraid Sonja is losing her touch.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Two beauties.

    • chismosa™ says:

      I just looked at this again and I think the step and repeat behind them says
      RAMONA Pinot Grigio. LOLLLLLL

      not sure though.

  20. chismosa™ says:

    The lizard is a fan apparently


  21. VV™ says:

    BB, thanks for Flipping Out recap. Andrew needs to go. It’s like forced-fake-comedy. They are cheap laugh and not needed. This show needs to go back and concentrate on Jeff designing beautiful homes or remodeling. I’m getting tired of the owner vs contractor issues or contractor vs project manager.
    I still like the show…………………for right now……

    • Powell says:

      Andrew isn’t smart at all. He doesn’t know where to draw the line. But th I Jeff’s fault. The office atmosphere is 90% inappropriate and Andrew continues to desperately try to be Jeff’s jokester to be in favor w/Jeff. If Andrew is fired the next newly will just join in on the comedy show too. That’s the “corporate” cultural Jeff has developed. With the huge deal he has worked/the paint company you would think Jeff would change his ways. Too me it just looks poorly on him as a businessman.

    • chismosa™ says:

      I’m sad to read in the episode next week or the following is that they sell Gramercy 😦
      😩 not happy. Such a gorgeous house. 😦
      Too much grey but so lovely ….
      It said he wants to go back to flipping.

      I wrote a whole manifesto on FO in yesterday’s blog. I’m very heated about ANDREW!
      Anyone can leave the job if they don’t like the culture ANDDDDDDD
      this guy has been on tv for SEVEN seasons. Know what you’re getting yourself into idiots !

      Ugh Jeff gets my BP up. 💔

  22. Powell says:

    Hey party people. What’s up? I know JNNTJ. Chicken butt. 😉

    • AZGirl says:

      HA! Heading to the Botanical Gardens tonight and listen to an Irish band “Brazen Head” perform. Wine, Cheese and Fruit tray….more wine… 🙂 Actually it may rain 😦 I don’t care.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill -Team T-Rex says:

      Chicken butt chicken butt!!!

    • chismosa™ says:

      She’s truly stunning. I don’t see Yo in her at all but I know others do.
      Her hair is gorgeous.
      This is quite revealing …..wow girl we see everything!

      No mention of school??? Or did I miss that?

      He’s Australian not Canadian — lol

      He’s 17 and she’s 19? 👅
      So she’ll be at DWTS with her mom I’m sure.

  23. Veena (NMD) says:

    Ugg – this travel blog is going to be really hard to keep up. Does anyone know of a good ghost writer (channeling our new NY housewife) ….

    Things are going great so far – new blog post ….

    The consensus here is Gondola up and Gondola down – hubs is beginning to come around … we’re waiting a few more days to tackle Mt Tiede because we are hoping they’ll open the hike to the summit!


    • Now, if there was a ghost writer, it wouldn’t be as good! 😉 I guess you will just have to pace yourself on foot AND by hand (typing/uploading)!

    • Powell says:

      Yes NMD. Pace yourself like TexasTart said. We’re not going anywhere. Have fun for us too. 😀

    • ladebra says:

      Oh gosh, these are great photos. I know we tell you all the time, Veena, but you write the best blogs! Really, I love how you throw in all the local history and then your personal observations and experiences. Very enjoyable read. Wishing you happy trails 🙂

    • Rebecca can't understand why people don't appreciate the importance of dragons. says:

      Those are amazing photos! #takethegondola

  24. VV™ says:

    If Brandi was really cast for The Apprentice, it just proves what a terrible “chess” player Kyle is. See, in Kyle’s effort to dethrone the Queen, the trashy one (Brandi) is getting very good opportunities and exposure. Better than Kyle for sure.
    #chess101dontletemotionsruleyou #yourebeingusedkyle

    • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

      How true! I think she hasn’t publicly turned on Brandi because Brandi might be holding something over her head. Anyway, as much as I think Kyle’s a bore, she would’ve gotten more donations and has much more “fabulous” friends than Brandi. Paris could’ve made an appearance. She should befriend Lisa before the show starts filming, and try to get the ladies to not film with Brandi-a la JZ.

      • VV™ says:

        I think Brandi does have something on Kyle and/or Moe. Lately those random mentions about Lisa’s bankruptcy seem odd, particularly AFTER Kyle issued a statement clarifying it… Is Brandi sending Kyle a message every time she tweets about it?
        I also think she has dirt on Moe and that is why Kyle cried in Palm Springs.

        • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

          Yep. And didn’t Brandi just tweet again that Kyle told her about the whole bankruptcy thing? And in Brandi’s blog she mentions something how she’s the one that gave Kyle the info. Before the rumors publicly came out. Why can’t Kyle grow a pair and just tweet Brandi to stop lying?

          Ps, is there a way to comment without always having to sign in? I almost wrote something else. Lol

    • Orson says:

      I guess you’re unfamiliar with the concept of “giving her enough rope to hang herself”? Lisa manipulated the Donald into hiring her.

  25. chismosa™ says:

    Ok here’s the Brandi on e news notes I took. Please excuse grammar and punctuation- tried to jazz this up as best I could from my notes —
    She was EXTREMELY nervous and said so at the beginning. Jason K was such a gentleman and really tried to calm her down. She relaxed a bit as the segments went on. 
    Skinny legs… super skinny under the table. 
    No marbles in mouth, face looked good and hair was not jacked up for once. 

    Ok – her lines of note:

    Brandi on some dictator- (forgot what movie or thing they were talking about)- Jason Kennedy says “Dictator!” 

    Brandi: “well the 1st part of that word sounds ok” 👏👏👏👏 slow clap

    Jason handled her so smoothly. He’s like the next Ryan Seacrest i feel. 

    They were **knocking** the “master cleanse” for some diet segment. The other hostess was totally bad -mouthing it and B didn’t say anything. Just made a face to the camera. ((HI YO!!))🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋

    They talked DWTS- She made a point to note HOW hard and how many MANY hours Lisa was working on DWTS. Unbelievable she said. 
    Oh she said they had not asked her when Jason asked if they had approached her. 

    The men were trying to swallow egg yolks because of Sylvester Stallone – so they asked Brandi if she’d ever done it or would– so naturally: 
    some crude language about “girls swallowing bad stuff already” uhhhh I think she meant that grossly. Or else her disgusting ways have sent my mind into the gutter at a faster rate than normal. 

    Asked about How is her relationship with Lisa now – they’re “still struggling.” Took “some time after the reunion” going their “separate ways” and she’s ” *****sure***** there’s a chance they’ll come together again.”
    But they needed their time after the reunion to breathe. 
    OMG …. I just can’t. She’s like a sociopath. She just says these things like it’s no big deal. 
    And everyone says Lisa’s the actress !

    You’ll love this:

    Someone on twitter asked “how her VAG rejuvenation is going”. The hosts were like “what!” But Brandi said ” uhh! I dont know you’d have to ask my ex boyfriend/s”
    What producer ok’d this question to get through— I guess they knew what kind of person they were dealing with so ask this. Haha!

    “How she keeps her bikini body after baby ”
    Pilates 3x a week. For 10 yrs. 

    this girl does not NEED Pilates ! It elongates you and lengthens the muscles. She really needs to do other things IMO. 

    Sorry best I could do. Carpal tunnel time 👋

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill -Team T-Rex says:

      Thanks Felicia -nice recap!! 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Good job! thank you! So glad I missed it, but I still wanted to know, what Gould she possibly add?

    • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

      That was a great recap. I was rolling my eyes imagining Brandi giving those stupid answers.
      She truly is a sociopath/borderline personality/bipolar/ narcissistic. How can she have done all of these horrible things and expect Lisa to just move on as if nothing happened? She’s also a truly horrible person. I say this because of what she said on her podcast and never ever did she reflect and even lie and say she was truly sorry she hurt people because of the stupid shit that she thought was funny. She just doesn’t get it! PAY ATtEnTion PLEASE ! Don’t worry, just took my Xanax.

    • Jan (TexasTart) says:

      Thanks chismosa! It’s quite incredible the things she says like it’s no big deal.

  26. chismosa™ says:

    Lulu– I feel I haven’t seen you of late but I thought of you with that new tlc show
    “My Five Wives”
    Nightline did a special on it. A polygamist guy. But they’re NOT fundamentalists — not even truly following the mormon faith cough, cult.
    They even drink occasionally.

    It was hysterical. One wife even made a BODY PILLOW for each wife -With the face of the husband drawn on it for each wife to use on nights they don’t have him!!!

    So gross. Thought of you !

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Funny. “It was so gross. Thought of you!”

      I might watch their show. It premieres Sunday, right?

    • Jan (TexasTart) says:

      I saw the previews and I didn’t understand the NEED for this show when Sister Wives is still around…and is not knocking out big ratings. Isn’t this the same network that SW is on? A dressed up body pillow is ridiculous!

  27. BB says:

    Just arrived at the Outer Banks a few minutes ago. Ahhhh! It’s going to be a relaxing couple of days. No kids, no grandkid, no mom – just the hubs and the dogs. It’s nice to get away even if it’s still a little too chilly outside for my taste. Still plan to take walks and go on a bike ride or two.

  28. ladebra says:

    One of us has bunnies. Is it you Shamrock? I apologize if I got that wrong, and blame it on my lack of memory, BUT, this little baby bunny was just too cute, and I thought of you – even if I can’t remember who 😉

  29. Mene Seela says:

    Kate Gosselin AND Brandi??
    OMG I can’t wait to watch that!!!

    Plus Kenya? YAY!!!

    • kit9 says:

      I know! I’ve only seen Apprentice a couple times. But, this I can’t miss. Anybody wanna start taking bets how long Nene lasts on DWTS? She couldn’t make it thru Apprentice and DWTS is a lot more grueling .

    • MelTheHound says:

      Kate Grosslin And Brandi? Boy, ole Humpty Trumpty must REALLY be desperate.

  30. ladebra says:

    BB hope you enjoy your time in OBX, that place just sounds magical to me. Putting it on my bucket list.
    And hope you have fun at your party Jill. I just can’t believe it’s mid March already!
    Thanks for the blogs this week everyone, very much appreciated. Hope your week went better than last week Lulu (was it last week when you were worried about the boss talk?). Are you guys getting into a new groove?
    Anyway, been a long week, and I’m turning in early to get that hour back. Night all 🙂

    • Jan (TexasTart) says:

      G’Night 🙂

    • kit9 says:

      Oh, dear god. Brandi had Patti Stanger on her Podcast. Looks like Bret Easton Ellis title as most excruciating guest is going to have some competition. NOOOOOOOOO! I freaking can’t stand this woman. How the ef am I going to get thru that interview…..ugh

  31. LaineyLainey says:

    Went to see Son of God with hubby this evening. The movie was good but the main character had such a God Complex.

  32. lillybee says:

    I have started watching The Chew recently and reading up on it. NeNe was a guest host and from what I read, she was horrible. She was even mean to a Grandma chef.

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