Dancing with the Stars (S18E3) / The Real Housewives of New York City – Holla in the Hamptons


Dancing with the Stars (S18E3) by BB

Scores from last week:

25 points: Charlie and Sharna; James and Peta; Merrill and Maks
24 points: Amy and Derek; Danica and Val
22 points: Cody and Whitney
21 points: NeNe and Tony; Candace and Mark; Cheryl and Drew
15 points: Billy and Emma

The theme for this episode is the stars celebrating their most memorable years. Robin Roberts is the guest judge. Billy Dee Williams has to withdraw from the competition due to his back problems. His doctor said no more. So no elimination.

2007 was James’ most memorable year because it was when he overcame being bullied as an overweight child. He was motivated to move forward and work harder. He and Peta danced the Jive to his favorite song from high school, The Middle by Jimmy Eat World. I thought they did a great job. Apparently the judges did too because their score was 36 (remember there are four judges).

NeNe and Tony danced a Rhumba and she is dedicating it to her second marriage to Gregg in 2013, her most memorable year. She tells the reasons for their divorce and remarriage, but that’s not the alleged story I heard, allegedly. She chose her wedding song I Believe in You and Me by Whitney Houston. NeNe is a good dancer although this was not my favorite dance of the night. The judges liked it. They scored a 31.

Cody and Whitney. 2010 was Cody’s most memorable year. It’s when he and his family moved to the U.S. so he could start his singing career. They danced Jazz to his own song Surfboard. I’m just not terribly impressed with this couple. They get a score of 35. A little high in my opinion.

Danica and Val danced Contemporary to Billy Joel’s Lullaby. 2010 was her most memorable year. Her son was born that year and her grandmother also died that year. Very emotional and pretty dance. They score a 36.

2005 was Drew’s most memorable year because his son was born that year and he decided to lose weight and become healthy to see him grow up. His dad died when he was eight and he doesn’t want his son to grow up without a dad. He and Cheryl danced the Waltz. Drew is not a dancer, but I’m still a fan. They get a score of 30.

Merrill’s most memorable year was this year when she won a gold medal, the culmination of many years of work with her partner Charlie. She and Maks danced the Fox Trot to All of Me by John Legend. Looked professional and their score showed it. They got a 39.

This one got to me. Amy’s memorable year was 1999 when she got bacterial meningitis at the age of 19. She lost both of her legs and kidney function. Her dad gave her one of his kidneys. She was motivated to use her prosthetic legs when some music came on the radio and danced with her dad. She knew that if she could dance, she could walk and if she could walk, she could snowboard. She decided to use different feet for this dance so she can stand on her toes. The choreography of this dance tells the story of what she went through. Her falling and her dad being there to catch her. It’s a tribute for her dad. It’s a contemporary dance. Robin Roberts had a hard time holding it together for the judging part. They get a score of 36.

2010 is the memorable year Charlie chose. It’s when he and Merrill won a silver medal and knew they were going to go for gold in the future, which they did. He wants to celebrate with a happy dance. He and Sharna danced the Jive to one of my favorite songs right now, Happy by Pharrell. Their score is 36.

Last up are Candace and Mark. Her most memorable year was 1995, the year that Full House ended and two months later she was engaged to be married. Going from child to woman. She gets a visit from Lori Loughlin and Andrea Barber (Kimmie Gibbler) from Full House. They danced the Jive to an Elvis song as a tribute to Full House. They score a 32.


Next week the stars will be switching partners for one week only. The switches are determined by the viewers.



The Real Housewives of New York City – Holla in the Hamptons

by Empress

Sonja is late for rehearsal for her Caburlesque production, but it really doesn’t matter because she’s going to wing it anyway.  She has some backup dancers and her gay friend – she wants us to know she loves her gays – waiting to find out how this is going to work.  It’s all kind of confusing when she describes the theme – something about Liza Minnelli meets The Great Gatsby.  She’s so certain of its success that she can see it going to Los Angeles and Las Vegas.  It sounds just like every one of her hare-brained schemes.  Maybe she’ll pop out of a toaster oven during her routine.

Carole and Kristen are driving to the Hamptons for the big shows.  When they arrive in Montauk, they meet up with Heather for some surfing lessons.  As they wiggle and squirm their way into their wetsuits, Heather notes that it makes Yummie Tummie look like child’s play.  Once it’s on, though, she feels like Catwoman.  Carole is busily ogling, then flirting with the instructors.

Surfing Housewives

Sonja is borrowing a house from one of her friends in Southampton and has brought an entourage of interns with her – it takes a village, you know.  Oops, sorry, wrong Housewife.  She lets us know that one of the perks of the interns is working for her.   She’s having some trouble with her car and tells Tyler that he has to charge the battery and get some gas.  Another intern, Naomi – code name Pickles – is supposed to fix the rusted and falling front plate.   When she gets inside, Sonja uses the kitchen to practice her as yet undetermined routine.  She’s taken a shower and is so happy that the house has hot water because she’s saving money by not running any at her townhouse.  Please tell us you’re kidding, Sonja.

Everyone is gathering at an airplane hangar for the Caburlesque show which, we find out, is a charity event for the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth Center.  Sonja greets a friend of hers, Adriana La Glam, a drag performer who’s there to help Sonja with the show.  They try to have another rehearsal but Sonja decides that she doesn’t want anyone else on stage.  She’s a one-woman show.    Yes, she is.

The guests start to show up including Carole and Heather, Kristen and Josh, and Reid and Aviva who have brought the ever-present and always annoying Housewife groupie, Amanda.  LuAnn walks in and meets Kristen for the first time.  They chat about modeling and being tall and all sorts of important things.  While they try to have a conversation, Amanda is making weird sounds and griping about the quality of the martinis.  Apparently she overcame the bad booze problem, because she got drunker by the second.   Amanda spots Harry and tells the others that she knows him but he didn’t see her naked.  Okay.

Aviva makes a beeline for LuAnn and tells her how she’s made up with Ramona.  She then launches into her side of the ghostwriter saga, making sure to mention that “Princess” Carol is just awful.  She’s not going to get an argument from LuAnn, which is probably why she ran over to her in the first place.  LuAnn is still upset over some confrontations with Carole from last season.  This is sure to be the case of the shared enemy.  They decide that Carole is not a girl’s kind of girl.  While they’re talking, Heather is changing place cards to ensure that she and Carole are nowhere near Aviva.wenn20443960With some last minute help from Ben, Sonja is now ready to start her show.  The routine is pure Sonja with a couple of wardrobe malfunctions thrown in for good measure.  Amanda is  yapping throughout the whole thing.  “I saw a nipple”,  “That’s what menopause looks like” and to Aviva, simply “Oh my f**ing God.”   Heather can hear every word and, in her talking head, calls her the rudest person.

It’s the next morning and Kristen is hosting a get together for her friend Alba de Michael, a fashion designer.  Alba has a new line of swimsuits and cover ups and the women gather to try some pieces.  Sonja is checking out a very hot Argentinian – hmm, I see polo players.   Kristen comes out wearing one of the coverups and a very high cut swimsuit.  Heather arrives with Carole and Pickles brings them drinks.  I think she’s still Pickles.  She was Pizza and she might be Lettuce now.  It all depends on what’s in Sonja’s fridge.  The conversation turns to Harry and Sonja says that he’s with Aviva, Reid and Amanda.  Sonja thinks that Aviva is much more calm these days but Carole’s not quite so sure.  I now interrupt this recap for a special message from Vivacalm, brought to you by Aviva.  Yes, another Housewives’ promotion.

From Aviva’s Facebook page:  With my new product launching in March through GNC I thought I’d share some of the health benefits of the main ingredient Magnesium.    (Just my very humble opinion, but I don’t think Aviva is getting the desired result)

Across town, Aviva, Reid, Harry and Amanda are talking about Sonja’s performance, and they’re less than kind, especially Amanda.  What is with this Amanda person?  Hasn’t she seen what happens to the other women who tried to become Housewives by hogging camera time and acting like Where’s Waldo?  Beside, she has this really nasally voice.   Anyway, Amanda wants to become another of Harry’s girls, too and she tells him that he better have an impressive package.  He tells her that it’s better unwrapped.  Romance is officially dead.

LuAnn has invited everyone to her house for dinner and too many drinks.  Harry brings Amanda and Sonja is pissed.  Her exact comment was  “She shows up like a bad rash when Harry’s around.”   Carole and Heather have brought Heather’s personal trainer, Will, along and Carole seems to really like Will.  Heather sees Amanda and can’t seem to remember her name, calling her Megan, Mindy and Mandy.   Carole takes LuAnn aside for a little heart to heart in an effort to resolve their differences.  Aviva is stealthing around, steam coming out of her ears at the thought that the two women may actually let bygones be bygones.  LuAnn and Carole agree to move forward and hug.   Aviva notes that this is no coincidence and that Carole is playing chess.  Oh no – another game of chess with a new Bobby Fischer.

Aviva joins the other women and jumps right into another rant about Carole.  She swears on her good leg that Carole is just bad – bad to the bone.  Aviva is drunk as a skunk – one childhood trauma has been overcome.   Sonja tells Aviva that writing a book is a major accomplishment and she should be proud of that.  Aviva is giddy now that someone has validated her, even if that someone is Sonja who has yet to accomplish anything.  They kiss and hug and almost dance in the streets.  Kristen has nothing to say.

Carole and Heather come out to where the others are sitting, followed by Amanda, of course, who is even more drunker than Aviva.  Sonja announces that they’ve gotten to the bottom of bookgate which just thrills Carole to no end.  Not really, she’s not interested in talking about bookgate.   Aviva tells Heather how she threatened her in her own house. Heather says that that is Aviva’s MO.  She says Aviva character assassins.  I think she meant assassinate but none of them are anywhere near sober.   Aviva tells Heather to stop pointing at her and lower her voice.   This is beginning to look like Kelly Bensimon 2.0.  Sssh, stop talking. Be quiet. Don’t turn red.  Now everybody’s talking over everybody else and nothing makes sense.  LuAnn, bless her bejeweled self, stands up, claps her hands like a schoolyard monitor and says, “I’m the hostess.  You have to break it up.”  She wants everyone but Carole and Aviva to leave the room so they can talk things out but no one’s listening.  LuAnn stomps away, angry that she can’t control the group in her own house.  She did come back to offer them all dessert, though.


Amanda joins the melee by slurring ” Not everybody is as equally as brilliant or as great of a writer.”  She may have been talking to herself or a lamp – I couldn’t tell.  Now Heather goes after Amanda telling her that Carole is her friend and she should stay out of it.  Amanda tells Heather,” Don’t go down that road.”  When Heather asks her what road, Amanda says “Being an asshole.  So be nice and walk the f**k away.”   She then stands up, sort of, and staggers out of the room muttering, “I’m gonna deck her in the face.”  Take note Amanda, that’s not how it works.  Punching someone in the face and decking them are two entirely different things. Heather hollers back, “Go ahead.  Deck me.”  See, that’s how it works.

Ramona knew enough to go to Africa and avoid all of it.



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238 Responses to Dancing with the Stars (S18E3) / The Real Housewives of New York City – Holla in the Hamptons

  1. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. Itsss hump day Mike. 🙂 It got up to 67 yesterday. Let’s keep that trend going so we catch up to AZGirl’s weather. Have a happy Wednesday and a great day.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Hi Powellypooh!! Yay, humpday!!! Goodmorning everyone!!! I’ll try to keep up with y’all today, but I’ve got a doozy of a day. They cut my hours, but expect the same amount of work as before. Not sure how they expect that work…but I’m trying. Staying away from the lynnfam will help. hee hee!! Glad things are warming up for you.

      • Powell says:

        They always expect the same amount of work or more when you’re given less hours and less money. No one really cares about the worker bee. Good luck. I understand. Have a good day. Say hi to LaineyGirl. 🙂

    • Jan (TexasTart) says:

  2. Powell says:

    I want to again congratulate LynnFam for surviving Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. It was the 2nd worse season in HW history but everyone was a champ and stuck with it. We deserve a medal. 😀

    • We deserve Lisa’s closet after this season. So glad it is over, I wasn’t even enjoying the chats anymore because it just seemed so negative. I have to say I am enjoying NY so far, granted I could do without Legs, but at least there seems to be some fun dynamics with the rest of them.

    • plainviewsue says:

      Yes we do!!

      I want to let it go, but I can’t. I thought of something else Mr. Andy needed to bring up.

      Why didn’t he question Yolanda about approaching Lisa in Puerto Rico to discuss Brandi’s issues with her? Why did she bring up the ridiculous point of how Lisa needed to tell everyone that she was “okay” with Kyle, as if she needed their permission?

      Yolanda has yet to be put into a hot seat with Andy, and it pisses me off.

      I’m done. Now to read the wonderful NYC recap!!

      • Powell says:

        Yes Sue. And you like Yo’s answer to Lisa when Lisa said she already spoke w/Kyle? “You need to say it in front of the group because it happened within the group.” HA! Lisa should have told Ken they were leaving at that moment. It’s got some nerve.

  3. ladebra says:

    Oo thank you BB for the DWTS blog, great job. I wasn’t surprised BDW had to bow out. He really looked like he was in pain. The others look like they are enjoying the dancing. I am curious what the switch up will be.

    Thank you Empress for sharing your NY blog. I admit I’m tired of Adiva already so I ff thru her. Best line “Ramona knew enough to go to Africa and avoid all of it” lol. Ramona tweeted this also haha

    It’s raining in SoCal … Not in NoHo but just enough to have all the freeways jammed up! Congratulations BB on your daughters news!

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Rain in southern california…not fun. Be careful!

    • Powell says:

      It was a personal challenge for BDW. I expected 2 to 3 shows. He did weeks of rehearsal so good for him. I probably wouldn’t have made it thru rehearsals. 🙂

    • Powell says:

      Yeah BB that’s fantastic!! Congratulations to your daughter and SIL. Just Jack is going to be a big brother. 😀

  4. ladebra says:

    I know I can’t stick my head in the sand, but really, really?

    • Powell says:

      Oh know Ladebra. It’s just awful. I pray there will be minimum life lost.

    • Foxymel11(Mel) says:

      So scary. I called my parents who live in Peru and luckily they didn’t feel a thing. My heart goes out to all the victims.

      • chismosa™ says:

        Yo! FOXY- your parents live in Peru? Lima?

        Are they peruvian ???

        (I never ever meet other Peruvians)

  5. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Good morning friends..
    Great blog Empress-dear Lord that Amanda chick was on my last nerve!! Out of all the HW hanger-ons we have seen she is the absolute worst!!
    What the hell with Harry-what’s with all the Harry action? Who the hell is Harry and why does everyone want on on the act? To me-he’s weird and creepy and nothing more than a younger version than Aviva’s dirty pervy Dad…talking about marrying a man who is just like your father!!
    Aviva is just trying to hard to make a statement this season and she is annoying me to no end-I wish she would just shut up..Carole might want to shut up too b/c all this bickering with Aviva is starting to make her look like…Aviva!
    Heather is my new fave and I can’t wait to hear her say motha fu*ka next week!!
    Kristen makes the best faces when the other HWs act stupid..and she’s preeetttyyyy!!!
    Sonja…I love Tyler and I’m so happy is getting the opportunity to be on the show-I hope it takes him where he wants to go-he has been with Sonja for a long time and loves every minute of it. (Except maybe the burlesque dancing-I wonder if it makes him as uncomfortable as if makes me…)

    • LaineyLainey says:

      How interesting that you compared Harry to chiclet George. Verrrrrry interesting. So cool about Tyler. Super duper cool!!! Have a lovely day!

    • OMG Jill, Amanda’s a real piece of work. She writes a HW’s blog for her website -http://www.amandasanders.com/tonights-episode-rhony-2/.
      Interesting comparison of Harry and George. It makes you wonder about Reid’s place in all of this.
      I bet Tyler would have some very strange stories to tell if he could.

    • Powell says:

      Harry? Whatever!! They can continue to pass him around like a party favor. He’s loving it, thinking he’s all that and a bag of chips in the sack. LOL he’s like a younger version of perve dad.
      I agree that now that Carole has made her point and we see Adiva as the crazy woman that she is, Carole needs to keep it moving or it will turn into her season storyline like Kyle made the rag mags hers.

      • T-Rex says:

        Powell and jnnTj, you guys pegged it for me, Harry is the younger version of FauxLegViva’s chicletGeorge! I guess he thinks himself a Party Pony and everyone deserves a “ride”. I don’t get it, other than I guess you are nobody in society in NYC until you have ridden PartyPonyHarry!

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

    So, Luann is still a classless bitch, Amanda is this season’s Dana Wilkey, and Sonja is still taking every chance possible to embarrass herself.

    NY is back in full swing!

    • That’s it in a nutshell! 🙂

    • HuskerHuny says:

      Sonja . . . Sonja . . . Sonja . . . too bad her friends won’t take her aside and tell her what a fool she is making of herself. Last week she had $25 million dollars and this week, she doesn’t have hot water in her home in trying to save money. And so many endorsement deals in the works. She has her funny moments, but most of the time, I just feel sorry for her.

      • Powell says:

        LOL Husker. IKR? The,$25 mill must be buried cuz I don’t understand her not having hot water at her townhouse. Yeah you don’t want a high utility bill but you cut back on an essential. Not cut it off the water heater.

    • Powell says:

      Well I think we’re done. You put it all in a neat package Rebecca. 🙂

    • T-Rex says:

      It’s just getting more GreyGardens by the week with SluttySonja! She is becoming LittleEdie more and more each day! I don’t like her much, but I do feel sorry for her, because she isn’t very smart, and unfortunately couldn’t find a real job, so she is trying desperately to invent a career. Which is all well and good if you have the brains and drive to match, but we know SluttySonja doesn’t have brains nor drive. I really think she was hoping that PartyPonyHarry might be her next meal ticket, but alas, he has already moved on!

      • Powell says:

        Nothing wrong w/inventing a career. Many people have become wealthy doing just that but Sonja just talks the talk. I wonder if she’s really gotten offers from dept stores, etc to be the face of products? She didn’t name names so no one can come out in the media and deny it.

  7. trudie says:

    I think the image consultant needs an image consultant

  8. Powell says:

    RR how’s the birthday girl this morning? Does she have a cake and ice cream hangover or does that come this weekend?

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      LOL- Good Morning Powell… she had a great day yesterday…

      This morning she was a little willful (that’s politically correct for being a pain in the a**).
      You nailed it yesterday when you pointed out that the fighting spirit that got her through all the challenges she faced can sometimes result in her being a little ‘oppositional’. and ‘self directed’. e.g. She grunted and stomped her feet all morning every time I told her to do something to get ready for school.

      She was pleasant by the time we started to walk to the car…but it was a rough start this morning 🙂

      • Powell says:

        Oh boy. Aren’t you looking for to her 13th birthday? 🙂 The stomping should get louder in those teenage years. 😉

        • rabblerouser2010R says:

          Between her and the 5 year old fashionista,I am going to need a lot of help and prayers. .

  9. Good morning. Thank you Empress for the recap. I just can’t believe how great the NY women look. Drives me crazy. I cracked up when LuMann tried to break up the fight and they all ignored her. LuLu has lost her mojo. Nice try Amanda. Nothing worse than an “image consultant” being a drunk and annoying. Love love love this NY group.

    • trudie says:

      Wendy Williams has a show called Celebrities Undercover (or something like that). I couldn’t sleep last night and caught an episode in the middle of the night. LuAnn was on it with a fake nose, chin, long hair and heavy bronzer and eye shadow. I think the premise behind this episode was a luncheon having something to do with Real Housewives because that’s all they talked about. Anyway, one woman said that she had tried multiple times to get on either RHBH of RHNYC and they wouldn’t take her. She also said that LuAnn is a real Countess like the Mattress King is a real king. Another woman kept asking if the undercover LuAnn was a transvestite. After LuAnn revealed herself, the woman who wants to get on any RH show actually got to her knees to tell her how much she loved her.

  10. BB says:

    I’m not watching, but Sonja’s still doing her burlesque? That’s kinda sad.

    • Powell says:

      So sad

    • mrs peabody says:

      I had to fast forward that part, it’s sad to see her make such a fool of herself. She’s just an aging has been. I like her but I think she needs to realize she is past her peak as far as a new York socialite. That stopped when her husband divorced her. She lost her status. She needs to join the first wives club and be done with it.

      • Powell says:

        I love The First Wives Club. The book was good too. I watch the film every time it’s on.

      • PJ says:

        He needs to give her her settlement so she can, that’s what is sad.

        • mrs peabody says:

          does she have one coming? if so why is it taking so long? can the courts order it to be paid by a certain date and then charge him with contempt and fine him if he doesn’t?

        • Powell says:

          The weekend before last when I was sick I was lying here watching The History Channel, ” The Men Who Built America”. I think that’s the title. It was a repeat cuz the date was 2013. It was soooo good. When I started watching they were on Anderson Cooper’s great, great grandfather Cornelius Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt and John D Rockefeller. Vanderbilt had a lock on the railroad. Rockefeller working w/a scientist developed kerosene. Vanderbilt & Rockefeller made a verbal agreement that Rockefeller would use Vanderbilt’s railroad exclusively to transport his kerosene. Vanderbilt was already wealthy and this is how Rockefeller started his wealth. Then as Thomas Edison was developing the light bulb Rockefeller had to come up w/something else besides kerosene because he would have competition so w/his scientist the used the run off from kerosene and developed gasoline. J P Morgan was Thomas Edison’s financial backer. Morgan’s father was fed up w/his son wasting his money on Tesla who worked for Edison but left to start his own rival biz. Morgan then backed Edison but Morgan’s father wanted him to stop wasting his time. Morgan’s father died and he inherited the biz and could do what he wanted. Eventually Morgan owned Edison’s company Edison General Electric & named it General Electric. Its much more to it but that’s the gist. It was very good.
          So Sonja has seen her last Morgan penny. Junius Morgan, J P’s father counted every.penny. The Morgan’s were wealthy going back to Junius’ father so they know how to hold onto their dough.

          • PJ says:

            Tesla was a very interesting person. I think he left Edison because Edison ripped him off pretty badly. It’s a fascinating story.

            With his money he can probably keep Sonja’s settlement tied up for years or forever.

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

      I wanted to yell right through the TV. Stop! She’s done this how many times now and sees people laughing at her during playbacks.

      Would she win the award for the most stubborn housewife? Most bonehead ideas?

  11. Powell says:

    Hahaha. Empress I guess that’s a way to get that toaster oven into production. Sonja can pop out of it in her act. LOL. ;-D

  12. Veena (NMD) says:

    Good morning – we had the best day yesterday – fabulous hike –


    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      Thank you Veena. I love reading your trip reports and seeing all the pictures.

      • Veena (NMD) says:

        Thanks. Yesterday was fabulous. We head on the cruise friday so very little internet for a month. I sure hope the sea calms down. It was rolling on Monday when we went to the beach.

        • rabblerouser2010R says:

          The cruise sounds like a blast…it’s great that you got the drink package included. It;s very easy to run up big bar tabs on ships, especially on sea days 😉

          • Veena (NMD) says:

            I know – and we’re both addicted to good coffee so we can get that included as well. Ken had a $10 beer in a local rip-off restaurant here. I had asked for the drinks menu and the waiter hemmed and hawed. I should have known something was up.

        • Just Wondering In Jersey says:

          I would love to hear more about the cruise. I’ve been on a few but its been too long since the last one. I need my cruise fix LOL.

  13. Powell says:

    So can we say either Adiva’s Viva Calm wasn’t in the works during taping or Viva Calm doesn’t calm you at all.

  14. Powell says:

    So how come when Carole wants to let bygones be bygones w/LuAnn it’s a chess game and when Adiva wanted to let bygones be bygones w/Ramona it’s mending fences?

  15. Veena (NMD) says:

    For no reason except they are professionals, I don’t want either of the ice dancers to win DWTS.

    I can’t watch, but I imagine I’d enjoy Drew Carey because he’s so likable.

    • BB says:

      Agree 100%. I like watching the Ice Dancers because they are good, but I hope neither wins. And I’ve always liked Drew Carey.

    • Powell says:

      I haven’t been paying attention. I’ll try to watch next week and see who I want to win.

  16. Veena (NMD) says:

    The thought of LuAnn trying to control them cracks me up. I feel bad for her – filming most of the season and then being dropped. I wonder why her contract wasn’t iron clad.

    • Orson says:

      She was holding out for a better deal than they offered her for this season. All the other hold outs signed, so rather than postpone production, they just started filming without her. They have Kristen, they didn’t NEED her. Countless finally broke and they took her on as a “Friend” this time around. At probably less than they had offered her as a full time HW.

  17. Veena (NMD) says:

    I like Carole’s writings style, but her entire blog is name calling Aviva, or ranting about Aviva. I found it completely boring, which is ironic because her blog was about how boring Aviva was about ranting about her on the episode. No wonder their ratings suck.


    • Powell says:

      I really hope that doesn’t mean this is Carole and Leg’s storyline the entire season.

    • I kinda love that Carole listed all the shitty things she has called V.D. (BEST NAME EVER) and owns her side. I like her. I hope this doesn’t drag out…but we just finished a whole season of RHBH that discussed a tabloid from episode 1 to the final reunion. I think Carole needs to pull the “Asshole-Shade” down and stop acknowledging V.D. Ignore. Ignore. Ignore. Sometimes the best thing to do is to stop feeding the animals at the zoo. They don’t beg if you don’t offer them a scrap.

  18. “She tells the reasons for their divorce and remarriage, but that’s not the alleged story I heard, allegedly.”

    Haahaa! BB you made MY DAY with this comment! Thank you for the recap, girl!!!!!

  19. Thank you Blogging RHONY Empresssssssssssss! XXxxxxxxx! ❤

  20. Is it me or does the world just look brighter today now that BH is over? There is a spring in my step and if I could I whistle I know I would be doing that. The eight hundred pound gorilla has left the building!

  21. Powell says:

    Last season MDL NY is on. The new season starts this month I think.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      New season starts tonight .

      • chismosa™ says:

        I’m hyperventilating

        I DIE for King Fred. Die die die.

        I have too much to watch, the Americans,King Fred’s show, Jenni giving birth, Luann’s Return to TV

        Not sure if this works :


        • Powell says:

          Chismosa is The Americans good? I wanted to get into that.

          • chismosa™ says:

            I got into it by accident right before this season started. It was rerunning a lot.

            I read reviews saying it was better than Homeland (post S1)
            I LOVE it.
            Feel like I can speak Russian now. Lol

            Very cool show and now it is verified that IRL Felicity is dating her tv-husband. I love him.
            She’s great too
            I love 80s music – and it’s all that and crazy outfits and wigs.
            Nice spy, Cold War drama. I’m learning a lot.

  22. I am going to TRY and not obsess about this but seriously when you are 11 and are in your first big one it is hard not too…..Panama just had a 5.8…..the ring of fire is on fire, people!!!

  23. Mene Seela says:

    My Aviva gravatar and I love the new housewife handles!
    Sonja strikes me as Cougar but maybe her chosen field of entertainment Cootchie Coo or Shaky.
    You guys are funny!
    Thanks Empress!!!

  24. Butters'Mom says:

    Just a quick drive by… hope all is well with everyone. The nickname for Sonja should be Grey Gardens.

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

      I do kind of like Toast though.

      • mrs peabody says:

        it she can call her intern pickles I guess she should be a food too. Let’s call her jello for jingley butt

    • Powell says:

      How are you doing Butter’s Mom? I hope all is well.

  25. plainviewsue says:

    I agree with SJP. So happy with RHOBH being over. I am loving NY and seeing familiar faces. Yes, that even means Lulu.

    I love Heather. I love Carole. Sonja is a character. Aviva is nuts, but makes good television. Kristen, so far, so good. And Ramona was missed last night.

  26. Jan (TexasTart) says:

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

      If Fredrik keeps tweeting support to Brandi, I’m switching sides to Ryan.

    • chismosa™ says:

      #1 broker in NYC. Bow down bi€hes

      Ryan is like a narcissistic, anti social, calculating, homophobic, jealous worm. 🐛But he makes good tv. Just don’t come for FRED

      “when you mess with him you’re messing with me!”

      Two (faux) redheads/ east coast HWs

  27. Jan (TexasTart) says:

    Is anyone recapping MDL NY?!

  28. Veena (NMD) says:

    Blog on The Ramblas – and time to call it a night.


    • chismosa™ says:

      Gorgeous pictures! I hope you enjoyed it despite it being so busy. I stayed there (alone!) on that street. So beautiful.

      Barcelona (sssss not th) is always so popular but I prefer mainstream non-separatist-seeking Spain. Barça is not typical Spain, it’s very idiosyncratic but lovely nevertheless.

      Cruise next ! Yummy! Love it

      Enjoy & thanks for keeping us posted

  29. chismosa™ says:

    Sorry had just watched $hitfest part 23 and took some notes if anyone cares, otherwise just walk on by……still behind!
    To me one of the most animated shots I saw of Lisa was when Andy (siding with Kyle & wouldn’t let Lisa speak) C. said to Kyle “is this the only apology you needed from Lisa” 
    Kyle stops, dramatic pause, thinks of her soap op. moves and flashes her stubby short fingers and says “it’s a start” —> Lisa’s face spoke volumes to me. About her and Vyle and where they’re headed. 

    Lisa says that Schaena was “put there”. Slam dunk Lisa. I’m so happy they kept that in. 2x she verified on reunion as well as on blogs. 

    What best friend of Brandi’s left her for Leann? Who? Anyone know?

    Did Andy ask for David last year?
    “Where is david tonight” is a great running theme… But I don’t think last year had husbands? I watched it recently. 

    Yolanda was seething with envy looking at GermanHottie & Joyce. 
    That’s the hubby the singles wished they had. 
    Does he have a single brother !!!???😍😍😍
    Lisa honestly wanted Ken to go to Brandi and apologize ?? WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY? 
    Someone explain that to me please ?
    BB said something about this – about Ken and Lisa “strategizing wisely”– if that’s what to call it. 
    I think we all get so hung up on the “strategizing” BS. 
    That’s why people blame Lisa ….
    Then we blame the soap star, though she seems kind of dumb to me. 
    How they act is the ENTIRE STRATEGY. The strategy of HWs period.
    Organic reality tv ended about 3/4th season real world – the TRUE pioneers of reality tv. After that– 🙅kaput. 

    Sorry it was hard to watch at same time as scrolling through comments. I don’t know how you all do it. 

    Ps I think the soap star’s Leger dress was the same
    one Nene wore to a reunion one year. Different color.

    Andy looked so sallow and dead to me. Awful!

    • Powell says:

      Well Chismosa all I can say is Kyle and Brandi who’ve done nothing but beg and gravel for Lisa’s friendship don’t have a chance in hell at being friends w/Lisa ever again.. I hope Ken doesn’t allow either of them in his house. Yo doesn’t want to be friends w/Lisa so that’s no worry.

      • chismosa™ says:

        Ken is a softie. I can’t believe it. It was so nice watching them together. I’m NEW to this so….

        I don’t like that they renewed vows as that seems to be the marriage killer these days on shows …..
        I forget what actor said “we’re not renewing because we did it right the first time ”

        Love that

    • VV™ says:

      Alex confirms that Production is the one asking Scheana to be brought to events where Brandi is. Alex also commented on her Vlog that Andy was playing dumb.

      • chismosa™ says:

        Love her more and more each day. Have to watch her blog/vlog/clog


      • kit9 says:

        lol! Alex can’t ‘confirm’ anything. She has an opinion, that’s it. And, she wasn’t watching the reunion very closely because the whole production forced Lisa to have Sheena at the party thing was exposed as bs at the reunion. Lisa admitted and APOLOGIZED to Brandi saying, “I shouldn’t have put her at the party”. Lisa said she put her at the party and also admitted that she didn’t tell Brandi about it before hand. And at another point she described production as wanting Sheena there. Not forced, not insisted, but “wants”: And, of course, Lisa IS PRODUCTION.

        Plus when Lisa said that she couldn’t stand Kristen and that’s why she’s not doing things for her on the show. when Brandi made the point that she isn’t being forced to do favors for Kristin, that confirmed that Lisa did things, involving Sheena in storylines, etc on the show, because she wanted to and liked her, not because production was forcing her to.

        • Cityside says:

          No, No, No. Lisa said she should have given Leann’s husband’s ex-wife a HEADS UP, not that she should not have had her there.

          • chismosa™ says:


            Twice she said that PRODUCTION made her come. 3 if you count her blogs

            • chismosa™ says:

              I’m talking about BH, not VPR.

              I don’t think BH has Lisa producing in any capacity

  30. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Oh Ramona honey….you make me itchy!!

  31. Jan (TexasTart) says:

  32. Powell says:

    OMG there’s 2 shooters at Fort Hood. It started about an hour ago. They have one shooter looking for the 2nd.

  33. chismosa™ says:

    Rebecca/Dragons: your comments on the BH chat had me ROTFL

    Jill/ Ashy: I’m still waiting for you to take the HWs quiz. Thanks 👋⌛️

  34. Sam says:

    I found the article I mentioned earlier, where Amanda the image consultant says she has “known Aviva for many years.” (Whereas Aviva says she first met Amanda when they began filming this season.) The article is here:


    So here’s yet another lie associated with Aviva. Wonder how she’ll try to talk her way out of this one.

  35. VV™ says:

  36. Nitol! Heading to sleep… Sleep tight everyone!

  37. VV™ says:

  38. Veena (NMD) says:

    Why is Jill surprised by this? If she had a ghost writer, things might have been better for her.

  39. Jan (TexasTart) says:

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