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Real Housewives Of Orange County

S9E1 “Hawaii 5 Uh-Oh”

by Stars99

Shannon Beador, Heather Dubrow , Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge & Lizzie Rovsek

Shannon Beador, Heather Dubrow , Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge & Lizzie Rovsek

New Season… New Taglines:

Tamra: “I’m not getting older… I’m just getting bolder.”  [Actually Tamra, you ARE getting older… We all are…]

Vicki: “I make my own rules… But don’t expect me to follow yours.”[We’ll see in this episode how you don’t even follow the law…]

Lizzie: “Standing out… Is much more fun than fitting in.”  [We don’t see Lizzie in this episode at all – So we’ll not talk about her until we do see her.  The previews seem to indicate she seems to LOVE to stand out in a crowd which is sure to rub Vicki and Tamra the wrong way…lol]

Shannon: “The OC is full of secrets… But I have nothing to hide.”  [Ummm… Perhaps you should use some discretion on disclosing your ummm… unique perspectives on national TV because I’m afraid your kids are gonna really, really get teased…]

Heather: “You may think I have it all…But I’m just getting started.”  [When did any of us think that Heather “had it all?”  I never did… I just thought she had a nice house…]

The opening scene is of Heather on her way to meet her architect and her builder of their new home. [Remember they sold their former house at the end of last season because they got an offer they couldn’t refuse…]  They have a new piece of property and it’s only going to take 2 short years to build their new dream house – So they are forced, FORCED I tell you… To slum it up by living on a [gasp] Orange County cul-de-sac. Oh, the horror of it all!

They are currently living in a perfect long-term rental house that admittedly could fit in their previous house’s garage – but everyone seems happy about their new surroundings.  Well, except for Terry. Terry does not like coming home to all the kids playing outside on said ghetto cul-de-sac… The small house has made for way too much togetherness time for him. It seems that Terry would much prefer to come home to a house where you “Skype” when you want up-close, personal, quality time with your family.

Heather looks at the plans for their new home and notes that Max wants a Scooby-Doo door in his room which Heather explains is a kind of like a hidden door… As a Scooby-Doo fan, I must say that Max gets big marks for this… Although there are arguably better literary references to a secret door… or a secret wardrobe… or a secret garden… but I stand by my friend Max and his Scooby-Doo reference. I may even have to somehow work in the words “pesky” and “Rut Roh” into this recap in honor of the reference. The builder and architect show Heather a mock-up of their new Taj Mahal…errr… home… This “home” [and I do use the word loosely] comes complete with an infinity pool and beauty salon…[Insert gratuitous eye roll here]… Perhaps I can vacation in their garage.

Tamra’s opening scene is at, yes, you guessed it – CUT Fitness (www.cutfitoc.com). I posted this link because last season I gave them a lot of grief about their website. I was very excited to look to see if they’ve improved it. Upon clicking it, we are treated to a banner that says, “Thank you for visiting. Please note, our website is currently under construction. Please visit us next week to see what we have created for you.” Really? Are you freaking kidding me?  You’ve known this season’s premiere date for months and you couldn’t have ensured that your website would be fully operational by now?  Whoa… That’s just all kinds of messed up.

We learn they’ve been open for 9 months and they’re already breaking even – Which is very good for a new business.  This fitness studio has become Tamra’s life 7 days a week.  It’s very stressful.  She starts her day at 4:45 AM.  She didn’t realize it was going to be so much work and that it would be so danged expensive. However, Eddie has never been happier.  And then because Tamra has absolutely no idea how to appropriately market their new business venture, she tells us that when Eddie teaches classes that he gets a “creepy” Barry White like kind of voice. Yes, because we all want to rush out to train with the guy with a creepy voice.

To be fair, Tamra also says that all the girls at the studio love him. This sets off Tamra’s insecurities because Eddie is 5 years younger than she is and ever since Tamra turned 40 it’s been harder and harder for her to keep in shape.  Tamra says, “Getting older sucks balls… sucks sweaty balls.”  Somehow this reminds me of a certain SNL “Schweddy Ball” skit… but I digress…

Let’s check in with Vicki, shall we?  Evidently Briana moved out of the house 6 months ago so Vicki’s big pristine house has become very lonely. However, Vicki has an employee named “David” who spends a couple of nights a week there and will housesit whenever she needs it.  She likes him around because he’s neat, clean and there’s no drama. Vicki tells us that Brooks has been very remorseful and wants her to forgive him… Vicki’s not sure what she’s doing and refers to herself as being “under construction.” Quick, grab a hard hat cuz crap is bound to fall!

The next scene has Tamra jogging up a hill with Heather. The main point of this whole scene seems to be to bash the recently-fired Gretchen. It seems like neither has seen nor spoken to Gretchen since last season. Tamra makes sure to tell us that she didn’t receive a wedding gift from Gretchen. How very kind of her. I don’t know that I would give Tamra a wedding gift either after the way Gretchen was treated. Then Tamra, because she’s just such a class act, raises a hammer and pounds the last nail on the Gretchen friendship coffin by saying Gretchen is, “A narcissistic, compulsive liar that is basically dead to me.”  Way to kick your former friend when she’s down, Tamra!

Hawaii-1Heather tells Tamra that she got a role on the television show “Hawaii 5-0.”  Heather is going to play a girlfriend of a killer. I actually saw this episode when it aired – and I think maybe she had 1 or 2 lines but that’s about it. Heather gushes about how her role last year on “Hot in Cleveland” opened a lot of doors for her.  I looked at her IMDB bio, and right now Heather is more like, “Tepid in Toledo” because there are no additional roles in the offing – at least right now. Heather invites Tamra to travel to Hawaii with her and Tamra suggests bringing Vicki along as well. Tamra confides that Vicki’s divorce was finalized last week. Heather is excited about all of them going on this mini-trip. Heather tells us in her talking head that when she’s one-on-one with Tamra or one-on-one with Vicki that they have a great relationship. But when the 3 of them are together that Heather often feels like the odd man out.  It’s mildly amusing that neither of the 2 new girls on the block were invited along… Very interesting…

Vicki visits Briana at Briana’s apartment.  Troy is getting so big now – and we find out that Briana is pregnant with their 2nd baby!  Vicki describes her relationship with Briana as being “rock solid” as long as they don’t talk about Brooks. Vicki thinks Brooks was wrongfully accused by Briana and she feels that a lot of the things that Briana said were not the truth. Vicki finally listened to “the tape” [You know, the one when Brooks was allegedly really drunk and told Ryan to do stuff to Briana to get her in line, or something like that…].  Vicki was disgusted by the tape but quickly excuses it by basically saying that we all say things we wish we didn’t say… Ryan and Briana have orders to move to Oklahoma and Briana is looking forward to a fresh start. Briana feels that her family life with her mom is such a mess that this move might actually be good for everyone involved. Ryan has 9 more years in the military… Vicki is so not happy about this move. Who could blame her? Briana is moving her grandbaby(ies) away.

In this week’s “I Kid You Not” segment, Vicki says that, “Oklahoma is an invisible state… Nobody ever talks about Oklahoma. I think it’s a forgotten state.” Rut roh… I can feel the entire state of Oklahoma begin to rumble in protest…lol.  Vicki says she’s never been to Oklahoma nor does she know anyone from there. Heck, Vicki doesn’t even know what kind of food they eat in that far off mystical place called, “Oklahoma.”

Oh come the heck on, Vicki… Oklahoma has an entire Rodgers and Hammerstein musical named after it… From the musical “Oklahoma” we learned they can grow corn as high as an elephant’s eye… They have surreys with fringe on the top… There’s always a bright golden haze on the meadow… Guys shouldn’t sigh and gaze too much cuz people will say we’re in love… And that there are girls that live there that just can’t say, “No” who are in a turrible fix! And then, because her mind couldn’t just stay on 1 musical, Stars99 starts to inexplicably sing, “I’ve never been to heaven, but I’ve been to Oklahoma…” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm6qw_yeo6o. See, now I named 2 song references about Oklahoma without even breathing hard… Surely Vicki knows SOMETHING about Oklahoma, no?

In an effort to acquaint Vicki with some people who were either born in Oklahoma or spent a lot of their lives there, I offer the following partial list:  Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Walter Cronkite, Carrie Underwood, Brad Pitt, Ron Howard, Gary Busey, Kristin Chenoweth, Joan Crawford, Blake Edwards, James Garner, Rue McClanahan, Megan Mullally, Lee Pace (born 1979), actor, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Yes, that was for you, dragon girl because I know the importance of dragons…lol), Tony Randall, Wanda Jackson, Garth Brooks, David Gates, Vince Gill, Woody Guthrie, Toby Keith, B. J. Thomas, Kathy Lee Gifford, Mary Hart, and Phil McGraw to name a few.

Robert (Builder of Heather’s new house) has been taking Heather to see various homes that he’s previously built so she can check out some unique styles and finishes that she might want him to build into her new house. Robert introduces Heather to new Real Housewife Shannon. May I just say that Shannon has an awesome house!

Shannon -2They take a tour of Shannon’s home.  Shannon and Heather have a bonding moment over a bathroom that’s made from “Calcutta Borghini material” that’s very, very rare. Shannon points out an unwanted rust colored line that runs through the marbling. Evidently, Shannon pitched a fit about it and was starting to tell the story about how the workers went back into the mountain in Italy to get a different part of it… but not to be outdone by a mere peasant, Her Royal Heathership interrupted Shannon with her own story. With a wave of her scepter, Her Royal Heathership dismissed the uniqueness of Shannon’s bathroom by stating that it’s very similar to what she already has in their own house and that Terry looks at the marbling as just being a gigantic Rorschach test.

Somehow during all of this bathroom talk they start talking about their kids.  Remember Heather has Nicholas and Maximillia (10 year-old twins), Katarina (7), and Collette (3). Shannon has 3 daughters: Sophie (12), and Stella and Adeline (9 year old twins).  Heather and Shannon figure out their kids were in school together and that Heather was the “Room Mom” the year before Shannon was the “Room Mom.”

Shannon tells Heather that she had a baby nurse when the twins were born who noticed the twins didn’t really want to be together. The baby nurse had never seen anything like that before and so Shannon freaked out and had a DNA test run on her children to make sure they were hers.  Shannon acknowledges she is kind of wacky.

The tour of Shannon’s house continues with the group going into a kid’s room. When you press a very normal-looking bookcase at a specific place – You push through and it opens up into a whole different wonderful room!  How awesome is that? What a great way to keep out pesky little intruders! What a great house! Oh, did I mention that Shannon also has a basketball court in their subterranean garage?  But really, doesn’t everyone? Lol… Shannon admits that her traditional style of decorating is a little grandma-ish but insists that they are a really down to earth family… With an indoor basketball court in their house. Yep, yep, yep…

Green requirementsShannon tells Heather that when they were building that she was obsessed with making the entire house “green.” No, they didn’t paint it green, because ya know, it ain’t easy being green, but instead they hired a “green consultant.” Among other things, Shannon made sure there were no toxic paint finishes… no fiberglass in the insulation… and nothing wireless in their house because it produces electromagnetic radiation. In her talking head, Her Royal Heathership wonders if Shannon’s blonde hair color is, “Organic.”

Since Heather’s already in Honolulu filming “Hawaii 5-0,” Vicki and Tamra fly together to meet Heather after her gig… As they get onto the plane the flight attendants give them each leis… and Vicki in a deep, sexy voice says, “I love getting lei’d before 10:00 AM”… The entire world rolls its eyes.  Vicki and Tamra decide they want to corrupt “Fancypants” Heather by getting her drunk so they can see who Heather really is.  Tamra wants to get Heather so drunk that she’ll dance on a table. This is the same woman who a few seasons ago wanted to get Gretchen “naked wasted” drunk. Tamra is such a nice friend. She sure has changed, no? No more Ms. Nice Tamra from last season who wants us to watch her bridal spinoff series…

We learn more about Shannon – She was born in Los Angeles, attended USC and now lives in Orange County.  Her mother’s father was president of I. Magnin, which was a California-based high fashion, luxury department store.  She’s been married for 13 years to David who is a freeway contractor who built his business from the ground up. Shannon got pregnant on day 3 of their honeymoon. Shannon wants their kids to be down to earth and not have everything handed to them on a silver platter.  She tells one of the twins that she needed to google “minimum wage.”  So instead, the child goes to her own walking talking google of a big sister and asks her about minimum wage. Smart girl.

It’s clear that there is marital trouble in the land of Shannon and David. I suppose it’s too late to tell them to run away from being on a reality show when you already have marital problems. Shannon seems to be pretty critical of her husband, who comes home very hungry and wants a snack before dinner. He works in construction – It’s hard work. Of course he’s hungry. Shannon gripes about him eating a snack before dinner every single day. Shannon just wants to know every so often that her husband wants to spend time with her. She then yips at him about how he puts all the utensils in backwards. Gosh, what husband wouldn’t want to spend time with this wonderful, uplifting person?

During dinner, Sophie, the 12 year old complained that she didn’t have a cell phone. Shannon explained that she barely had a telephone when she was her age. But the kids explained, that was before there was technology…lol. Shannon believes that when you put a cell phone to your head that you’re radiating your brain. The family doesn’t like their dinner and Shannon is asked if it’s organic chicken? Evidently, this organic chicken was too dry. She apologizes to her diners.

Vicki surfTamra and Vicki talk Heather into taking surfing lessons. Heather is terrified of the ocean and will only go in knee deep. She will swim in pools but she’s not fond of drowning events. As they each try to get up on the surfboard, Heather “Fancypants” is the first one up. I didn’t see it, but I’m sure Heather stuck out her tongue at Vicki and Tamra who had been giving her a really hard time. Vicki deduces that Heather must have surfed her whole life but just didn’t tell anyone.  Tamra thinks that if you can’t get up on a surfboard that you’re a complete moron… Or else you’re named “Vicki.” It took Vicki a while, but she did finally get up and surf… But just as Vicki fell off the surfboard, her knee scraped down across some lava rock – which is really, really painful.

The girls rented a Jeep and decided to drive to a famous Hawaiian waterfall. Heather is the last to get to the Jeep and complains she doesn’t get to ride shot gun. Tamra and Vicki groan that Heather is already complaining…lol.. After they’re on the road, Her Royal Heatherness, being the consummate backseat driver that she is – Inquires if Vicki is driving with 2 feet or with 1 foot… lol… The next thing you know, Her Royal Heatherness is instructing Vicki that she’s tailgating and that she needs to leave at least 2 car lengths between herself and the car in front of her.  Because she wasn’t already being purposefully obnoxious enough, Heather asks over and over in her brattiest voice possible, “Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” Vicki inexplicably gets on her cell phone while she’s driving (Which is completely illegal) and Heather yells at her to get off the phone… A few moments later, they almost crash into the car in front of them who had come to a complete stop. Whose idea was it to let Vicki drive?

Jeep-1They stop for lunch and they eat it on a picnic table underneath a tree.  They see people walking by with delicious looking corn and they decide to get some.  Heather gets up and tells the others to continue to sit under, “this very lovely Plumeria tree and I’ll be back.”  Vicki tells Heather that Plumeria is a disease… Heather firmly responds, “No, it’s not… The English language is not your strong suit, Vicki.”  Rut roh… Those are fightin’ words… Somehow, while Heather’s gone, Vicki and Tamra talk about whether or not chlamydia is a disease… Tamra tells Vicki that chlamydia is in fact a disease, but that Heather said, “Plumeria.”  Vicki thinks Heather must have meant to say “Chlamydia” and that the English language IS too her strength. So there!

Can’t we all see the writing on the wall? It’s open season on Heather this year!  In her talking head, Heather tells us that she is not sure, “If Vicki needs to be right or if Vicki needs Heather to be wrong. But at the end of the day it’s a tree.”  Vicki is annoyed because she thinks Heather acts like, “She made the dictionary… She didn’t…”  Vicki says in her talking head that Heather has to be right on absolutely everything and that it’s exhausting… Okay, who volunteers to hold a mirror up to Vicki for her… Pot, meet kettle.

Meanwhile, back in Dana Point, Shannon is at “Energy Medicine Center” seeing Dr. Moon who is (according to Bravo labeling) an “Energy Medicine Specialist” – Shannon calls him an “Energy Medicine Acupuncturist.”  She tells us that Dr. Moon has, “A healing hand.” Shannon is very interested in anything holistic and she wants to take care of things, “the natural way.”  Dr. Moon is in the office every Monday/Wednesday/Friday and Shannon evidently goes to him each of these days, every single week. Whoa… Shannon’s husband thinks they’re paying Dr. Moon’s mortgage. I’m guessing they’re paying for way more than just that.  I honestly was trying to be open to Dr. Moon until he got to the point where he told Shannon that her bellybutton was communicating with the environment… I’m sorry, but now I now have bellybutton envy… I want a bellybutton that talks, dagnabit!

It’s the girl’s last night in Hawaii which means it’s their last chance to get Heather drunk. Heather starts spouting off about stemless wine glasses and about how they’re not really appropriate for drinking wine since some wines should maintain a certain temperature and not be warmed up by your hand. They ordered, “Champs” [Ugh, I know…] but the guy didn’t correctly open up the bottle because it was dripping all over the place.

Vicki is very annoyed with Heather’s criticalness and her complaining all the time about something. The whole conversation about stemware was useless to Vicki. Unless, of course, you remember that she and Tamra had a wine business together for about a split second last season… “Wines by Wives” – but I’ve noticed that Vicki’s picture isn’t on the site anymore…lol.

Heather points out that all 3 of them are going through a transitional period in their lives.  Heather is re-entering her career… Vicki is transitioning into being single again… Tamra is officially becoming a married person and is starting a business… Tamra asks Vicki if she misses wearing a wedding ring… Vicki responds with, “Yes, I love marriage and I love being happy – but right now… I’m just in a good palace right now…” Tamra asks Vicki that if she’s happy right now – Where does Brooks fit in to all of this?  Vicki stammers… “Ummm… ummm… ummm…” and the episode ends…

Oh goodie… It looks like this season we can look forward to:  Vicki woo hooing it up; Everyone goes to Bali (Poor Bali); Vicki seems to like new girl Shannon because she likes to have fun, they’re both “Aries”, and they love to drink; Vicki not being happy with Briana about her move to Oklahoma; Marital trouble with Shannon and David because Shannon doesn’t think David  loves her anymore and he says he can’t live like this anymore; Lizzie, the other new girl that we haven’t seen yet, seems to be kind of a sex kitten which immediately draws the claws are out on the other girls; Eddie doesn’t do well with babies (I think this may have to do with Tamra and Eddie talking about having a baby through adoption or through surrogacy); Tamra tells Heather that she treats others like they are below her (news flash); Heather tells Tamra that “I’m done, please leave” and then you see Tamra walk away (At least, according to Bravo editing…); Shannon tells Heather to stop talking to her in a condescending way; and, Tamra calls Vicki, “A hypocrite who is going to bring everybody else into it instead of just herself.”  Strap on your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!

See ya next week!  Happy Trails!

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Real Housewives Of New York S6E5 Cast Blogs

by Ramonacoaster

#NotMyFight: Kristen on Aviva and Carole

Here we go. Right where we left off. Lu’s BBQ. I remember a lot from that night — most of it I wanted to forget. . The one main thing I remember thinking was how great it was for Aviva and Carole to be sitting down face to face on their own. They could hash this whole #BookGate thing out and be done with it once and for all! OHHH NO. . .Amanda was right up in there every time? What the hell was the deal with her, always butting in? Maybe she needed another glass of wine? Harry. Unbelievable.

Maybe Reid shelled out a few dollars to keep Amanda on Aviva’s side during any conflict.  Too bad he didn’t put in a stipulations like you must be coherent and not slurring your words when you attack others on Aviva’s behalf.

Sonja’s Brunch: Only Sonja Morgan could lose a tooth and polident it back with out flinching on TV. You go girl. I had to turn away as she was doing it because it made me sick, but hey, at least she didn’t lose lose the tooth. That would have been an issue.

I felt sorry for Sonja there.  She doesn’t need another thing to fall apart in her life.

Brunch was still very awkward for me with all the fighting going on. Lu and I had a great chat and got to know each other a bit more, so I was happy that I went. Aviva and I had little interaction.

It is best to keep your interaction to a minimum with Aviva.

Mermaid Parade: Carole looked stunning. How fun to be Queen of such an amazing event! It was extra special being in Coney Island this past year because of Hurricane Sandy. There was a lot more than usual to celebrate. The parade almost didn’t happen because of all the issues.

It looked like a lot of fun.  It is too bad we didn’t see more of the parade.

There was some float confusion, but I think we made the better float choice. Sonja was late — of course. She beats to her own drum that one. When she got on the float I asked her what we were supposed to do. She said, “Oh is this your first float?” Yep, first time. . . too funny. Carole was right, it was a great drama-free day with girl friends on the beach. Mermaid sisterhood!

NYC loves to throw a parade.  There is always some sort of celebration whether it is a city or a cultural festival in any borough you visit during the summer.

Luann:  Hard to Argue with a Mouthful of Fruit Tart

This episode has us BBQ-ing, brunching, and parading as Mermaids. . .just a typical Hampton’s weekend, right? I’ve hosted so many wonderful parties in my Hamptons home and I go to many fabulous events during the summer — and I can assure you that this BBQ is not the norm. Most Hamptons BBQs are fun, laid back events where people mix and mingle without all the drama. . .more laughing and definitely less cussing!

And grabbing men’s crotches, right Luann?

Heather was getting really frustrated towards the end of the night because she’d had it with Amanda, who wouldn’t butt out of  Aviva and Carole’s ongoing argument. I don’t think Jonathan could have pulled Heather out of the melee because Heather’s fierce when she’s fired up. I was thinking that it’s hard to argue with a mouthful of fruit tart, but no one seemed interested in my dessert.

And then you can scold them for arguing with their mouth full.

I love Heather, and I respect how much she stands up for her friends — but she went a little overboard in the tough talk with Aviva. I can see why Reid stepped in to defend his wife, because Heather was transitioning from argumentative to aggressive. When Sonja commented that “that bitch is street,” I couldn’t tell if she was complimenting Heather or insulting her! I’ve spent enough time with Heather to know that she’s 90 percent lady and only 10 percent gangsta. Holla!

You gotta let your gangsta self out when there’s a sociopath in the room.

The Real Aviva of New York City?

In my book Leggy Blonde, I wrote (or according to Carole, someone else wrote) after watching Ramona and Sonja being called “white trash”:  God, who is that bitch, that shrieking banshee? I know one thing. It’s not me. It couldn’t be. I don’t speak to people like that. I’m a good person, devoted to family and public service. I try to be sensitive, tolerant, kind, generous, and loving. Did I really just call those women “white trash?” It couldn’t be me.  Except it was. (I go on to explain why, etc. It’s all in the book).

Did she just take a leaf from Jill Z’s book and infer that all answers to life’s mysteries are “in the book?”  I don’t think I’m missing anything by not reading either of their books.

There’s always a bit of trepidation when I watch a RHONY episode. I usually remember what happened, but I also usually come off better in my memories than I do on the screen. For example, in my memory I came off a little better — calmer — when Carole attacked me at my housewarming. I lost it a bit. Ouch. I wish Bravo could just show the version I remember, but I can live with what I actually did.

You would come off better if you didn’t exaggerate what happened when repeating the story to someone else.

So when I like how I come off, I’m a little surprised. And a lot happier. This week’s episode was one of those.

Yes this episode made you look better.  People do sympathize when they hear a story of someone going through something traumatic.  Hope it doesn’t blow up your ego.

In the center ring was Heather, channeling her inner thug and getting all ghetto on Amanda’s ass. Heather, you can talk the talk, drop hip-hop names in every conversation, and bully at the top of your screeching lungs, but that doesn’t make you Da Brat . . . just a brat. Even Carole (“Heather didn’t hang out with P-Diddy for no reason; she’s got street cred, that girl.” What street is that, I wonder.) can’t save you from looking ridiculous. I was proud of myself for just walking away as you called me “motherf—er.” 

Well you did ask her if she learned that word in prison, inferring that she may have gone there.

I try not to get down and dirty with Carole and Heather. It’s tough to restrain myself when I feel provoked. I know I need to work on that. I know I can’t win with them; they’re better at it. I just don’t have the vocabulary. Nor do I have the same joy in fighting. I now wish I’d never asked Carole if she used a ghostwriter or told anyone what people were saying. I don’t really care. And I never thought Carole would be so insecure about the question to cry that her career was being ruined and that she was being slandered and that my asking/telling was illegal. (On the one hand, she calls me “a nothing” and on the other, she claims this “nothing” can damage her career.) Carole is justly proud of her decades in journalism and writing; I feel sorry for her that she doesn’t have the confidence to brush off questions that really don’t matter a damn anyway. “Is this true, Carole?” “No it’s not, Aviva.” “OK. Oops. Sorry.” Done.

Not surprising that Aviva still doesn’t get the impact of her words to Carole.  I mean what sociopath would?  Especially one that accuses people of verbal rape.

I’m not going to dwell on the section that was about my pilgrimage back to where I lost my leg other than to say:

— Thank you to The Real Housewives of New York City. Becky Morgan never would have gotten in touch with me if she hadn’t seen me on the show. And I’m also grateful for once that the RHONY cameras were there to document it. — It was amusing that this moving chapter in my life was intercut with scenes of the Mermaid Parade. From Drag Queens to Mangled Legs and back again. Who says RHONY doesn’t have a sense of humor? — That’s probably the only time you’ll see a Real Housewife of New York City in a barn.

Bravo can’t let the whole episode be about you.  The scene of you on the conveyor belt needs to be lightened up.  What better way than with the rest of ladies dressed up as mermaids on a Drag Queen float.   Both of Carole and Aviva have experienced loss and heartache.  It is interesting how Bravo juxtaposed the two scenes.  You see Carole having fun and enjoying herself while Aviva can’t help but revisit and remember the scene of her accident.

Finally, I assume that Carole simply ran out of room in last week’s foaming-at-the-mouth blog entry, and she just didn’t get around to asking, so I’ll help out. It’s hard to anticipate what’s next, but I like to get out in front of these things, so here it is — my passport — to prove I wasn’t born in Kenya. If that’s not enough to satisfy the Donald Trump of Housewives, next week I’ll supply my birth certificate to prove my original name wasn’t Aviva Hussein Osama Obama Ramalama Ding Dong Ahmed Teichner. And, oh yeah, I’m embarrassed to even have to defend myself on this point, but . . . I am not Sasquatch. Plastic surgery can do a lot (Hello Housewives!); so can amputations and hair coloring, but still, I swear to you, I’m not Bigfoot. And I’m definitely not Bigfeet.

Weird for Aviva to post a pic of her passport pic.  So from what she is saying, someone is going to accuse her of being an alien, a terrorist and a hoax.

Heather: I Would Never Hit Someone

Bye Mindy. Or was it Amanda or maybe better Minion? I just don’t understand why this woman has so many opinions about people she doesn’t even know — but I wish she would stop sharing them because we just don’t care. (She was so annoying that Jon actually thought she might push me too far and stepped in, just in case. But, she didn’t. I kept my cool and I would never hit someone — especially a someone who can’t even stand up straight.)

You didn’t even blink when Sonja announced she just peed in her pants and she didn’t have any panties on just to distract you from going ape on that Mindy image consultant.  I guess it is something you are used to.  Let Mindy eat cake!

Reid has her back, so maybe he can walk his dear friend to her car while his lovely wife Aviva threatens to “Defame me.” Yep, next in line. I actually think the two of them plan this stuff.

You gotta admire a girl that can take on three people on at the same time.  Reid, Aviva and Amanda were all trying to take her on and Heather didn’t back down.

The dictionary definition of defame:

Defame: verb (used with object) [de-famed, de-fam-ing.] 1. to attack the good name or reputation of, as by uttering or publishing maliciously or falsely anything injurious; slander or libel; calumniate: The newspaper editorial defamed the politician. 2. to disgrace; bring dishonor upon. 3. to accuse.

Aviva, the typical elitist, is unwilling to take responsibility for her actions against others. Her character assassinations of the Housewives, her false accusations against Carole, and now her threat to do the same to me (which she follows through on in her blog last week touting me as a knock-off pusher) were first enraging (unfortunately you see just how enraged I am), but now looking back she’s just making pitiful attempts at her own relevance and it’s very sad. Aviva says whatever she needs to in order to garner attention, gain sympathy, and sway people to her side and the truth be damned in her process.

If Aviva doesn’t do those things, she comes off as boring.  Bravo doesn’t want boring.

Carole Thinks This Has Gone F.U.B.A.R.

FUBAR is a term I learned when I was in Afghanistan, covering the war. It’s a military term that was adopted by pop culture, an acronym for “f—ed up beyond all repair.” Watching this episode, beginning with the crazy yelling match at LuAnn’s and ending in a barn, felt strange. The flashbacks as the Dreschers drove upstate were bittersweet. There’s a shot of me glancing out the car window last season worrying about the rooftop bar and Aviva’s fear of heights. There’s also a scene of me meeting Reid for the first time. He was wearing a plaid shirt, if I remember right, and we were laughing about wedding rings. I could never have imagined what was ahead. FUBAR.

Right now I’m on a plane flying back from North Carolina. I was here to speak to a group of people — teachers and local business men and women — who were raising money for an adult literacy program in Greenville. They were all committed to teaching adults about the importance and joy of reading. It was great to visit with them and share my stories.

Sigh. I don’t even know what to write any longer. It’s the same broken record with Vivvy. I’m bored of it and you must be, too. She defamed me, now she says she’s going to defame Heather. She’ll probably start passing poison apples out soon.

Reid is pitching in now, ganging up on me in the Drescher slander/smear campaign, and he’s also implicating Simon & Schuster. I’m surprised he would engage in this at all, I’d think he would know better. I expect Reid to understand the nuance of business relationships and slander. Imagine if I went on the show and told Ramona or Kristen that word on the street is Reid’s client’s are suing him for misappropriation of funds, or that word on the street is the SEC is investigating his business practices. Hey you guys, there’s a lot of gossip going around. There are a whole bunch of words, on lots of streets! I would think Reid would understand the implications of what he is saying, even if his wife is clueless. But no.

I think Reid knows his wife well enough that he HAS to go along with her manufactured storylines or else.

I continue to have an excllent working relationship with Aviva’s publishing house (Simon and Schuster), who is also my publisher. We are in agreement that what the Dreschers have said has no merit or credibility. All of this is a sad and desperate attempt to try to cover up Avivvy’s own deceit, and also help her seem relevant on our show. I have nothing more to say about it.

Hopefully this whole ghostwritergate stuff will be put to bed.

I’d rather talk about dessert.

I love Heather. Have I said that? She does not back down from a fight. Min-the-Minotaur, Vivaca’s sidekick, isn’t able to stand without grabbing a wall but she’s sober enough to stick her unharnessed breasts into everyone’s business.

You looked like you might have gotten an eye full when she bent over to slur her words in your ear while you were talking to Aviva.

 But first, “Girls, dessert!” I think that’s my favorite line of the episode. LuAnn is pushing the cake, she was right to. I had a piece and it was excellent. Had I screamed, “Let them eat cake!” and stormed out with a scepter, this scene might have been interesting. Instead I’m in the background trying to reason with delusion. I feel like a Kafka character: nothing makes sense, no way out. None of it stops LuAnn from presenting the fruit tart! She’s a true countess, nobility at its best. She should be presiding over a glittery 18th-century French salon with Balzac at her elbow, Proust in a corner drinking tea. Instead she has to escort a strange and drunken party guest — Min-Minny-me — out of her room. We aren’t worthy of Lu. I don’t think she realizes how funny she is. We had our differences last season, but have gotten to know each other much better and I am smitten.

A toast, a toast, my Kingdom for a snotty lousy toast. Viva is obnoxious, so naturally she gives an obnoxious toast. What is a “well-wisher,” by the way? Have you ever heard this word used so much? Does Viv-a-craze consider herself a “well-wisher”? If she is a well-wisher it means that she wishes happiness and success for me. That’s where I get confused. Because she didn’t congratulate me or wish me anything when I sold my novel, though I did when she got her book deal. And that’s fine. But now, still, a year after filming these scenes, she won’t back off her aggressive campaign in the press to insult and revile me and my work. She’s tried to age-shame me, and has been disrespectful about my late husband’s family. She’s insulted every single woman on the show. Does Viva-voom celebrate or well-wish any woman? Well . . .let’s think. Her ghostwriter is a woman, but she pretends she doesn’t exist. Hmm. Now she’s talking about “defaming” Heather. (She’ll say anything to get attention.) No wonder Heather was outraged, she knew she was next. Vam-bien thinks she’s got something on Heather. Ooh. Scary. We all know it’s BS.

I want to add this Addendum to Lu’s book, Class with the Countess (I’m her ghostwriter!): “Leave Your Dentures at Home but Bring the Cake.”

Vivs-biz is so tired of all the drama that she has to get her skin lasered off. The drama is building up on her face, it’s not a good look. No one is talking about this except for her, and now her husband, and Sonja. Shut. Up. Already.

Vivvy D. has gleefully cast herself as the villain in our little world. She’s playing a character she has clearly relished scripting, from her campy pulp dialogue to her pseudo-dramatic pose — arms flapping, hair flung side to side. I’m glad she enjoys it. At a distance, it’s comic relief. Close up, it’s well. . .you tell me. I know her ambitions are high but she makes me think of a Roald Dahl character. I can picture she and Reid 20 years from now, after kids and cameras are gone, as Dahl’s crabby couple the Twits. Alone and twitching around, trading wormy plates of spaghetti and their grumpy little jabs.

I promise all of you still watching that she eventually stops playing the victim. . .of this drama anyway.

This gives me hope that I will continue to enjoy watching this show.

I felt so honored when the Coney Island Association asked me to be Queen of the Mermaid Parade this past year. Okay, I wasn’t exactly their first choice, Norah Jones was. But she was busy making albums, touring, and being the fabulous Norah Jones so I got the gig. Judah was their first pick for King Neptune, and he was perfect.

For the past 31 years Coney Island has been home to the Mermaid parade, an annual summer event that has become the nation’s largest art parade. Last year it was in danger of being canceled — an aftereffect of Hurricane Sandy. Coney Island USA, the non-profit that organizes the parade, lost its main source of fundraising when its museum was flooded by the hurricane. So the organizers asked me to participate in their Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds needed to keep it alive. They raised nearly $120,000.

For the past 31 years Coney Island has been home to the Mermaid parade, an annual summer event that has become the nation’s largest art parade. Last year it was in danger of being canceled — an aftereffect of Hurricane Sandy. Coney Island USA, the non-profit that organizes the parade, lost its main source of fundraising when its museum was flooded by the hurricane. So the organizers asked me to participate in their Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds needed to keep it alive. They raised nearly $120,000.

I attended my first Mermaid parade eight years ago and I loved it so much I bought a mermaid skirt. (Moschino was doing a mermaid inspired line that year!) It hung in my closet for years; it’s hard to wear a mermaid skirt around town even if it is Moschino. But it was perfect for Kristen.  It’s hard for me to reconcile the double-teaming couple so at ease lobbing slander at my face, with the two people driving upstate to confront a childhood trauma. But this is a very touching and moving scene. It’s a glimpse of the woman I thought I met two years ago. Maybe she will return.

Sonja: Aviva Is in a Fragile State

Are you a well wisher? Or a doom wisher? Or I guess that’s another word for sociopath! I told you guys there’s one in every 15 people. Scary! No wonder Aviva is asking everyone if they are a well wisher. Beats the alternative — not that a sociopath is going to admit to wishing harm on others.

Sociopath=Aviva

We see more of Reid as he comes to Aviva’s defense and says he was there with three women that said Carole didn’t write the book. So this leads us to believe Aviva is not making it up. However, I still say neither girl should be asking who wrote what, since this whole thing is out of control! Everyone really seems to have ganged up on Aviva who is, in my eyes, in a fragile mental and health state. Is it just me or it shows as well?!?  She’s getting thinner, paler, and forget a ghostwriter — she looks like Casper the ghost herself!

I don’t see it.  She seems to be relishing the attention.

Really, what came out in front of Lu’s kitchen when I blurted my say to Carole is that Carole is holding a grudge against Aviva for her behavior towards Ramona and I last season in St Barth’s. But the punishment for that crime is delayed! #Ramonja is already moving on. But unfortunately Carole and Heather were the last to figure out what was going on back then — and now they want to vent. You can’t say Ramona and I didn’t lash out in retaliation towards Aviva back then. We were knee deep in that cow dunk and shoveled it right out the barn door. Looks like Heather wants to do the same with some s— kicking heels.

Aviva pretty much is telling everyone that Carole is a phony and a fraud.  Carole needs to defend herself.  In St. Barth’s until the ladies saw the footage of Aviva attacking you and Ramona, they had no idea of the vitriol that Aviva spewed at you.   After that, they would assume they are the next victims and they were right.

My dear friend, Executive Chef Seth Levine of Georgica Restaurant and Lounge is also #TeamSonja for a long time now and was so kind to put on the spread of lobster, shrimp, waffles stuffed with ricotta, and so much more! I have been there for him in the past to help him promote his new restaurants and ventures, and he was there for me in true Top Chef form. It was so delicious! With a little help from my wonderful gracious friends, I get by. All will work out in the end.

I was getting hungry looking at the spread.

At Dr. Sadick’s office, Aviva and I were really having a heart-to-heart with the facial masks on. But how can anyone watching us take us seriously? We look like. . .ghosts! Whoops. There is that word again. Carole’s going to kill me. I really hope the sting goes out of this argument soon. I wanted to “return to sender” this Aviva last year. It took me awhile to forgive.

You guys look like Freddy from Friday the Thirteenth.

Aviva said it was her friend’s idea to play with the machine, but it’ nobodys fault. I would definitely blame someone for some long time, but they were kids. It would have been easy to panic and not turn the machine off, even if you were an adult. When my daughter fell in the pool at 18 months old, everyone around her panicked and I had to calmly walk into the pool and take her out, making sure not to harm myself so I could save her. And one of those people was a trained professional caregiver! The other was my ex-husband. I know firsthand that people panic. I think I don’t panic because I always imagine the worst happening in every situation, so when it does I know exactly what I’m going to do! You know what they say: “Imagine the best but be prepared for the worst.”  Aviva has a healthy attitude in this situation. This accident makes Aviva who she is to other people, and gives her the experience to share and help others through their pain. I see Aviva’s face after going back to the scene of the accident and it is so different. The relief is evident.

It was brave of Aviva to go back to the scene of the accident.  I thought she would be a mess but she was able to reconstruct the events of that day without hysterics.  I hope it was cathartic for her.

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Dancing with the Stars S18E5

by BB

Scores from last week:

Merrill: 78
James:  74
Amy:  70
Charlie:  69
Danica:  68
Cody:  66
NeNe:  63
Drew:  63
Candace:  60

The season is half way over so let the eliminations resume!  Guest judge was former ballroom champion Donny Osmond.  The first two couples who were announced safe were Charlie and Sharna and Drew and Cheryl.

Drew and Cheryl danced the quick step and their music and costumes are from the movie Aladdin.   Drew is not a dancer, but he sure has a cute kid.  Score:  28

Charlie and Sharna do a Jazz routine to music from Mary Poppins.  Not personally a fan of that routine, but the judges must have seen something I didn’t.  They LOVED it.  Score:  37 (Len gave them a 10)

Amy and Derek and Danica and Val were the next two couples deemed safe.  Nene and Tony and Cody and Whitney were put into the jeopardy category.

Danica and Val danced the Quick Step to a song from Beauty and the Best.  Danica is definitely a contender in my opinion.  Score:  39 (3 10s)

Amy and Derek danced a Waltz from Cinderella.  Derek’s biggest concern for Amy are the ballroom dances because of her prosthetic legs.  She got very frustrated during rehearsals this week.  Turned out lovely and elegant.  Score:  37

Cody and Whitney danced the Samba to a song from the Lion King.  I’m just not impressed with Cody’s dancing, but I would think all his young girl fans would be voting for him and am surprised he was in jeopardy this week.  Donny said he didn’t look like he was enjoying the dance.  Score:  34

NeNe and Tony danced the Fox Trot to music from 101 Dalmatians, with Nene as Cruella de Ville.   The true NeNe personality came out during rehearsals when she accused Tony of having an attitude when he wouldn’t listen to the pointers she got from Derek the week before.  NeNe displayed some of her RHOA diva drama.  I’d been waiting for it.  NeNe got all emotional after the dance.  Can’t tell if it was real or acting for votes in case she wasn’t voted off this week.  Score:  36

James and Peta danced Contemporary to a song from Frozen.  James paid for a special needs young lady to come see the show after she asked him to the prom and he couldn’t go because of DWTS.   James is another contender in my book.  Score:  40 (all tens)

Merrill and Maks danced the Samba to a song from The Jungle Book.  Maks had difficulty choreographing a Samba to a Disney song.  They dance well together and I enjoyed it.  Score:  36

Candace and Mark danced the Samba to a song from The Little Mermaid.   Candace has some cute kids too.  Score:  35.  They are the third couple who were in jeopardy.

This week’s scores:
James 40
Danica 39
Amy 37
Charlie 37
Merrill 36
NeNe 36
Candace 35
Cody 34
Drew 28

So who got eliminated?  NeNe and Tony OR Cody and Sharna OR Candace and Mark?

It’s not NeNe and Tony.  It’s Cody and Whitney.  I’m surprised because I thought his girl fans would vote for him.  However, I’m not disappointed because he’s definitely not my personal favorite.

Next week:  Party Anthem Theme night.  Woot!  Woot!

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220 Responses to Real Housewives of Orange County – Real Housewives of New York – Dancing With The Stars

  1. Sus says:

    I thought Heather was a big jerk while talking about her new house. 20K square feet and you can’t let Terry have a bigger closet? She treats him like crap. I’m still pissed he didn’t get his onion rings last year. She better watch out. Terry is cute. I’m sure there are many women that would stand in line to get with him. I can see her getting into Ramona’s position very quickly.

    I would like to know what Brooks was reacting to when the taped conversation happened. This is a terrible thing to say but I felt sick when Brianna’s pregnancy was announced. Another tie to Ryan. At least she’s keeping up her relationship with Vicki so when the marriage goes south she can move home without having to make up with Vicki first.

    Brooks may be shady but Vicki is a grown woman and her children have no right to tell her who she can date.

    Vicki has a beautiful figure that ends up looking like it is in sausage casing. Just one size up would be better. Her dress on WWHL looked disgusting because it didn’t fit. WTF is that about? She would need to buy and 8 instead of a 6? Stupid!

    I didn’t iknow Gretch the Wretch wasn’t invited back until last night. I danced a jig.

    • plainviewsue says:

      So agree!!! Vicki is in desperate need of a stylist or just a good friend to tell her your dresses don’t fit!! They are too tight. I noticed her nips immediately on WWHL, and love that Andy said people were tweeting about it. Like you said, just one size bigger.

      • Powell says:

        Victim’s clothes have never ever fit her. I don’t know why she thinks short and tight at her age looks good.

        • iceNfire says:

          Hello – I don’t agree about Brianna’s pregnancy. I’m so happy she and her young family are getting away from Vicki, this could be just what they need to build a strong, loving and happy life together. I wonder if Vicki was ever invited to her son’s home. He certainly didn’t want her involved in his life last season

          • Sus says:

            Mike is on my fake Facebook page. He sees Vicki all the time. He doesn’t want to be part of the show. From what I see on FB, he’s living the dream. Selling insurance and having a blast with people his age. He’s still working in Vicki’s office.

          • mm in oc says:

            I think brianna is going to have reality smack her in the face with that move. No mommy to take care of her, no friends, and two small children. Its going to be tough. I used to like brianna but now I think shes very immature. I seriously doubt she will be able to make it without vickis supplemental income.

            • Sus says:

              I used to like Briana too. She lost my good will after she told Vicki she wasn’t allowed to date Brooks and used her child as ammunition. That’s really unkind and I don’t think Vicki deserves that. It made me feel like Briana was afraid her inheritance was at issue.

              Briana lost a lot of points with me by defending her husband on the reunion. She should have said “Yes, he was wrong.” She wouldn’t do that. That leads me to believe that Ryan hasn’t said he was wrong for yelling at an invited guest in his mother-in-law’s home.

              If cameras followed me, I’d have to be on Twitter 24/7 apologizing. I don’t know why these people think they don’t have to.

    • Powell says:

      Heather treats Terry like he’s her little brother. If their marriage ends it will be because of how she treats him.

    • Powell says:

      I agree about Brooks and Vicki. Brooks is creepy, he’s totally using Vicki. And does anyone know what’s going on w/the lawsuit between Vicki’s vodka biz partner, Vicki and Brooks? This seems to be all Brooks doing. He’s shady. But her Brianna, I don’t know about Michael since I didn’t watch last night, have expressed her opinion and that’s all she can do. She needs to stay out of it and if Brooks spends all Vicki’s money and mortgages her home, that’s on her.

  2. jezzibel says:

    Lee Pace plays Thranduil the Elf King of Mirkwood in the 2nd/3rd Hobbit movie…for all the muggles he’s Legolas’s daddy(he gets a mention in the Fellowship of the Ring)

  3. HuskerHuny says:

    Happy Tuesday y’all! I will see my baby Tesla tonight for the first time in person. I’m finding it hard to keep my concentration today.

    I watched OC last night and discovered that I still really don’t like ANYONE on this show. I do like Brianna though. Heather is still so above all of us, Tamra is worried that if she doesn’t stay in shape that Eddie might leave her (trust me Tamra, if he leaves you, it won’t be because you’re out of shape), Vicki is emotionally an adolescent and she should never insult Oklahoma, thereby showing her stupidity (who in the world buys insurance from this lunatic?). Shannon at first glimpse seems a bit wacky, but I will give her a chance. All in all, this show gives me an hour to do my cross stitch and not have to think too hard. These women do not challenge me in any way, shape or form. I do not admire them, am not jealous of them, have no desire to be around them or like them. It’s an hour of total brain numbness and that’s O.K.

    It’s tax day and the one year anniversary of the Boston bombing. Those victims are still in my thoughts and prayers. Boston Strong!

  4. No Powell yet? 😦 Sorry I have been so nuts lately but will try to come out and play soon!

    Stars – thanks because I stopped watching OC so you give me just enough to know I don’t want to start watching again, except maybe to see Shannon’s house!

    Yay – NY tonight, hopefully I will be here and not talking to myself again! Have a great Tuesday!

  5. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. It’s a rainy day. I hope you all have sunshine. Did anyone see the lunar eclipse? I wish I could have seen it.
    Lainey I cracked up reading your dream and you bumping into the wall. Too funny. 🙂
    MMinoc I didn’t see OC last night. I’ll check out the rerun to see all the bits you didn’t like. Yeah OC has jumped the shark and I agree that Tamra joining was it’s downfall.
    Everyone have a great day.

    • The rain gave me a good excuse to sleep thru the eclipse. How are you feeling – does the rain effect the migraines? I know my surgically repaired ankle gets kind of cranky with rain, but surprising cold has no effect. Oh and I think I stopped watching OC too because of Tamra – she is just so not nice.

      • Powell says:

        Hey. I’m good. The weather is the only thing that doesn’t bring on migraines. That’s funny cuz I never thought about that. 😀

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

    Stopping by to say hello. Thanks for the dragon shout-out Starzy. I am currently stuck in a Sacramento suburb coughing my head off. I won’t have internet at the office until noon so I’m hanging out at the Holiday Inn (the best hotel in Auburn) this morning, ironically watching Steel Magnolias.

    • Rebecca – I didn’t notice Sunday night so have to rewatch but I read a recap that said during Bran’s “vision” there was a shadow of a dragon flying over King’s Landing – what do you think? Will they make it back to Westros and will Martin ever finish the darn books?

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

        If everybody stops interviewing GRRM he may someday finish the books. I think Daenarys will make it back to Kings Landing but if you noticed, there was only one dragon. Melisandra said the next “king” was born of salt and smoke and the only one that fits this description is Dany, who was reborn from the flames of Khal Drogo’s funeral pyre.

    • Powell says:

      Coughing your head off? I hope you’re alright. Steel Magnolias. Please don’t cry. 🙂

    • iceNfire says:

      Auburn is beautiful! Lots of trees…

  7. plainviewsue says:

    I was shocked that the WWHL poll said that Heather wasn’t condescending. She does think she’s better than everyone else; always has.

    Eight bedrooms? Thirteen bathrooms? For what? A beauty salon? And poor Terry can’t even get a large closet.

    I guess a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon does really really well. Altho I’ve read reviews on him, and they aren’t the best.

    By the time this house is actually finished, the children will be too old to enjoy it. Heather really annoys me.

    But it was fun seeing the OC ladies back. I am still very turned off by Briana and her husband after last season. I wish Lydia was back. Alexis too. So glad Gretchen is gone.

    • Powell says:

      Yes Heather is so above everyone. That’s st Gretchen, who I am glad is gone, gave her the Fancy Pants nick name. That’s a house large enough for two families. But the beauty parlor? I’m getting one in my next house. Nothing elaborate. But a room where I can do my hair and keep all the equipment would be heavenly.

    • mm in oc says:

      Agreed!

  8. ladebra says:

    You’re doing fine Oklahoma, Oklahoma O K L A H O M A, Oklahoma, OK! 🎶🎶

    Just had to sing! Ok (haha) back to reading

  9. Good morning everyone! Beautiful here in AZ. Not watching OC. I still am behind on NY. Too many franchises at the same time and then GOT on Sunday nights.
    Looked out my bedroom window around midnight and everything had a red hue from the moon. Didn’t get up to see the eclipse due to Tuesdays are my TORTURE TUESDAYS with 5 a.m. spin and lifting.
    Off to walk Pepper!

  10. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Good afternoon Friends-hope everyone is well. I have been busy doing my “spring cleaning” -today is rainy and dreary and not very spring like but it’s fine-I need a “down” day!!
    I started watching House Of Cards on Netflix and I’m officially obsessed! Didn’t even remember that OC started last night!! I will catch a rerun at some point I’m sure
    HH-so excited that you get to finally see the baby tonight (are you bringing her to trivia?? Hahaha j/k) .
    Thanks for the blogs Starzy Ramonacoaster and BB…
    BB-why does NeNe wear flats when she dances? Why not a little heel? I don’t get it? Was it discussed on the show???

    • OH! I keep meaning to watch House of Cards and now that I have an endorsement, I will check it out! I am binging on Scandal right now and almost done with season 3. It’s good!!!

    • Butters'Mom says:

      We recently started House of Cards too! OMG I love it. We are now mid-way through second season. Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are superb! Enjoy!

  11. Powell says:

    Wendy is cracking me up. Talking about Jennifer Aniston and Justin getting married. They are planning their wedding for this year. Wendy is doubtful. Jen wants a destination wedding in Ireland. Wendy said why is she getting picky? Weren’t they renovating their house for 5 yrs to get married there?

    • LaineyLainey says:

      I just got home and am watching Wendy now! she is cracking me up and really dishing about DWTS. I won’t say more for those who don’t want Wendy spoilers. Haha! Juicy show today.

    • chismosa™ says:

      Powell I didn’t hear Wendy talk at ALL about jennifer Maniston ? How did I miss that? I watched both days ….

      ?

  12. iceNfire says:

    About RHoOC – did anyone notice their chiseled chins? Heather’s is the most prominent and Vicki’s is covered with fat but I think they all had the same procedure, probably done by Terri. Vicki, Tamara and Heather are turning into over done characters of themselves – imo

    • Catseye says:

      Tamra’s face looked pinched, like she’s under a lot of stress. She doesn’t have the “glow” of someone newly married and in love. Not to me anyway.

    • I noticed that everyone looks a little more “done” than last season. They better be careful or they’ll look like cartoons.

  13. Thank you everyone for the Anniversary wishes!!!!! Had a great day. My Prince made me breakfast. Spent most of the afternoon in Carlsbad. Brought home dinner for all four of us and had a great meal. Then we started watching for the Blood Moon… at 10:30 we first went out and were disappointed because it was so bright and the fog seemed to be rolling in then around 11:30 we looked again, no fog, still disappointment. I went to bed then my daughter came to the door and whispered “Mom get up!” so I got out of bed quietly and went down WOWOWOWOWOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So I ran up and woke my Prince who had been sound asleep since 8:30, lol. He came down and he was amazed….It was SO exciting. I have pictures on my facebook. I am so glad that I got to see it, it was beautiful!!! I think that was about 12:30, then I fell back into bed and fell fast asleep!! It was a great ending to my wonderful day!!!

    https://www.facebook.com/princess.pindy.9

  14. Sus says:

    Anyone watching Lindsay on OWN? In one episode she went out to eat with her father. He brought up that Lindsay needs to buy a $45K car for her brother. The same episode she was trying to get checks together for an apartment. It was so gross. Why does the brother need a $45K car? You can get a decent used car for $20K. You can get a piece of crap for way less than that. And why is it Lindsay’s responsibility?

    Show business really screws up a lot of families.

    • Powell says:

      Sus I keep forgetting about it. I watched one epi. The epi where Sherri and Oprah drove to Lindsay’s mom’s and told Lindsay to cut the crap. Her father is an idiot. He needs to cough up $45grand and buy his son a car. As a matter of fact Lindsay’s bro needs to get a Jon and buy his own car. I forget that Lindsay has an older bro cuz he got the hell out of dodge before his parents could screw him up. I hope the younger bro and her sis don’t have any problems.

    • Powell says:

      Show biz doesn’t screw up families. It’s the families cuz they’re not equipped to handle it. Lindsay’s mom shouldn’t have been her manager and Dina should have been a mom, not be a friend hanging out at the clubs.

  15. mariareads says:

    Enough of this shite now! the glass is flying off the windows on the sunporch! The wind is howling and the rain is coming down like a hurricane. What the heck? So far I have done laundry, washed and ironed the linens for Easter Dinner, washed and dried the fine china, doing DH’s laundry, made Mom’s breakfast, took care of the dogs, folded towels and sheets. Now I’m going to SIT DOWN! Love to listen to the rain and wind so I’m going to sit back and enjoy the storm. To heck with the windows flying around in the back. Whatever happens-happens.

    OC was MEH last night. Looking forward to NY tonight. I am a true blue American who believes that if you can earn it you can spend it how you like but seriously, I have to wonder. Who needs a house as big as Heather’s in the OC? I lived in 7000 sq, ft in MD and was embarrassed. We didn’t need the space. I have been in 26,000 sq ft homes for dinners. Like a hotel. I would be afraid of losing my kids. Everyone would be fitted with a homing device! A beauty salon? Really? Shut the front door!!!!

    • HuskerHuny says:

      I also love listening to a good, old fashioned rain storm as long as no damage is being done. Sit down maria already – you’ve done a week’s worth of work in one morning. Enjoy your down time!

    • Powell says:

      I hope everything is alright. No flying glass is needed.
      I could live in 7000 sq ft. I love space. 😀 I would love a beauty salon. As I said upthread I’m having one in my next house. :D. Hey. Maybe Heather wants to lose her kids in the new house.

    • Sus says:

      IMO if both parents want the kids custody should be split 50/50 unless there is a very good reason why a parent shouldn’t have them because the custody fight is so harmful. Pissing matches over whether a kid should have showered or not is not a good reason.

      • Powell says:

        The shower thing makes Simon sound like he just wants to pick fights. The judge will see if this is well founded. But I can see Tamra not giving the kids the same type of attention because of her biz, her new marriage, the show and her trying to be “seen” and live in her fantasy of the hottest HW in OC.

    • Powell says:

      I think this will prompt the judge to schedule home visits by child protection. Vilzvet I didn’t look at who the article was written by but it it very poorly written.

  16. AZGirl says:

    http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2014/04/tamra-barney-leaked-text-messaged-daughter-explosive-divorce-simon-barney/

    Tamara teenage daughter moved out of her house and in with Simon. Daughter is more mature than momzy. Actually, Tamara’s texts to daughter sound a lot like my crazy FIL.

    • Powell says:

      So texting her daughter is talking about it? Tamra obviously didn’t seem counseling for her and her kids. To me Tamra is talking about material things, “having it bad”. She can’t put her rough times and sadness on to the kids. And she jumped right into that relationship w/Eddie instead of being alone w/her kids and them healing together. The text messages won’t be good in court. Tamra is doing to her daughter what she does on the show. Reacting before thinking.

      • That is exactly the way I see it. I don’t understand how Tamara could just jump into another relationship and expect her children not to mourn the loss of their father. This is what Mr. AZGirl had to go through as a child with his parents. Both of them jumped from one marriage to the next. FIL 6 marriages, 4 women (married 2 of them twice). MIL 5 marriages, 4 men (married FIL twice). It is really sad.

    • Powell says:

      AZGirl do you remember the trial of Celeste Beard who had her friend kill her wealthy elderly husband? She left one of her twin daughters disgusting voicemails where she called her a bit*h and other horrible names. That’s what Tamra’s text messages reminded me of.

      • The Alec Baldwin School of Parenting.

        • Powell says:

          1999 in Texas. Her husband was 30 years older than her. He, Steven was a millionaire retired radio station owner. His wife died and he met Celeste working at his country club as a waitress. She had been previously married twice, had a set of twin daughters when she was in her 20’s but didn’t really raise them. She married Steven, got her daughters who were high school age to live w/them, telling them she could provide for them. Steven loved the twins, they loved him and he adopted them. Celeste not having anything previously went crazy spending money. She suffered from depression and checked herself into treatment where she met a woman Tracy she became friends w/but Tracy who is gay fell for Celeste. Tracy said Celeste returned her feelings. Tracy killed Steven for Celeste after Celeste kept saying Steven was abusive. After the murder and Tracy went to jail and Celeste remarried Tracy realized Celeste used her so Tracy testified against Celeste. Celeste daughters and the daughters friends testified against Celeste about the vicious voicemails, Celeste saying she was getting a hit man to kill Tracy and other things. She’s in jail for life.

  17. AZGirl says:

    When it comes to bad parenting OC has the market cornered. Laurie, Lynn, Jenna (exception of her daughter, her son’s were so disrespectful) and Tamara. Laurie being the worst of all.
    On the otherhand, NY gals are pretty decent. Even Jill was a good mother. LuAnn was not always there for her kids but I don’t think she was neglectful.

    • HuskerHuny says:

      I saw WWHL a while back where Jeana and her three children were interviewed. The boys apologized for how they acted toward their mother on the show and had nothing but great things to say about her. Nice to see that they saw their bad behavior, owned it and apologized for it..

    • Orson says:

      Luanne hired competent people to raise her children for her. Or shipped them off to good boarding schools to raise them.

  18. Jules says:

    oh my!! sc politics at it’s finest. she better get to making a boy if she wants the marriage or real money.

    http://www.fitsnews.com/2014/04/15/official-t-rav-kathryn-dennis-proud-parents/

  19. HuskerHuny says:

    My daughter just called and said that Tesla wants to play Trivia tonight. So the first time I lay eyes on my baby girl will be at the local Applebees. Such stories I will have to tell her some day. I hope she’s studied up on her pop culture! Free appys at 9 p.m. too.

  20. Powell says:

    Stars I went on CUTs website and although it’s “under construction”, you’re right, Tamra knew when the season was starting so there’s no excuse, it’s better than it was last season. There were so many errors on the site last season.
    What is Brooks telling Vicki he’s sorry for? Telling Ryan to beat Brianna, that he’s allegedly committed fraud or tried to blackmail her vodka biz partner, that he propositioned Laurie’s daughter’s friend, or that he’s the crux of Vicki and Brianna’s strained relationship? It’s her call but Vicki’s an idiot. She and Tamra are very much alike whereas they are scared to be w/o a man.

  21. shamrockblonde says:

    just stopped in real quick to leave this in honor – in memory – of the terrorist attack that took place one year ago at the Boston marathon – and make no mistake – it was terrorism – I don’t like Stephen Colbert as a rule, but his tribute to Boston in this video speaks for all of us – my love to you all –

  22. Powell says:

    So Heather and Shannon are the new Peggy Tanous and Alexis, with Heather leading the charge.

  23. Powell says:

    Stars on GMA this morning they talked about “Hangry”. Hungry angry spouses. Spouses have lots of fights when they are hangry. You’re so hungry you become angry and frustrated and have unnecessary fights w/your spouse and once you eat you don’t even remember what you were fighting about. Shannon better feed David. 🙂

  24. Powell says:

    LOL so Leg knows who Da Brat is? Ha!! And now she wants to know What Street Heather got her Street Cred from? Leg is copying Carole. First the glasses, now wanting to know “What Street?”. Get your own material Leg. 🙂

  25. Jan (TexasTart) says:

    Tonight’s episode of Real Housewives of New York
    “Unhappy Anniversary”
    Ramona is back from her family trip to Africa and she’s collected a new-found inner peace. Kristen and Carole meet their old friends Brandi and Yolanda from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Jonathan host a 10-year anniversary party, but when Heather finds out that some of her “friends” decided to boycott the event, a tempest of anger forms.

    Heather Thomson is a guest on Watch What Happens Live – HOLLA!

    Let’s Chat here!

  26. NJBev says:

    Ramona looks all swollen. Maybe water
    retention from the flying?

  27. Lulu is acting all countess “shouldn’t what occurred in Africa stay in Africa?” Like she is a prude, seriously after all the open marriage talk?

  28. Hey that is my Container Store Leg and Crazy Eyes is shopping in! I was there this weekend. weeken

  29. NJBev says:

    I bought those leggins from Yummy Tummy (HSN)-2 pack $70–
    -they don’t look quite the same on me as they do on Kristen. 😉

  30. NJBev says:

    I like Jonathan.
    A man actually looks more attractive when he openly
    shows love for his wife… (imo)

  31. Again with the “verbally raped” that is so disgusting and hurtful to women who have been victims of rape.

  32. Powell says:

    Sonja is on a downward spiral is like Anna Nicole Smith is a compliment? DAMN Leg. How do you compliment enemies?

  33. iceNfire says:

    Go Heather Go!

  34. Oh crap Lemons and Botox are up after the break, might have to turn the channel or leave the room.

  35. NJBev says:

    What happened to Aviva? why is she such a D!ckhead?
    Is she still mad at the world for her leg? I don’t get it……
    …….does she have any “real” friends?

  36. SJP you are absolutely right. This is a classic example of how out of touch Aviva is with the real world.
    Heather the pit bull is going to take her down. Aviva is the ultimate “victim” and how ridiculous is that .
    Now we see Ramona and she has just returned from Africa. About 4 month’s after filming she is considerable leaner and in a bikini. I hope Ramona is not doing crazy stuff with her diet because her weight really fluctuates and that is not healthy for someone her age.

  37. NJBev says:

    Of Course dumb-ass Brandi has to tell them exactly what happened
    in Vegas-with no thought about consequences that could occur with her
    husband when he hears this. stupid b*tch. that pisses me off-

  38. NJBev says:

    “they don’t call it a job for nothin”
    BEST LINE OF THE NIGHT

  39. iceNfire says:

    Oh Hell …My online stream stopped working BoooOOOooo

  40. I am kinda feeling sad for Kristen. There is something really missing in her relationship with her husband…like her husband needs to start appreciating his wife.

  41. Powell says:

    Well the visit w/Yo & Brandi wasn’t too painful but Brandi was being Brandi. Thk goodness she was rated-R.

  42. Powell says:

    Oh dang. Did you see that preview of Atl reunion? Porsha on the ground being held down and saying “I can’t believe I did this.” Oooh boy.

  43. Dear god please if I never see that horrendous yellow wallpaper again.

  44. Wow, that is crappy of Commando and Crazy Eyes to cancel especially after what Leg put them through last year.

  45. NJBev says:

    LUANN
    you just said you felt awkward saying this to Heather
    and then you effin “announce” it 1 1/2 hours later, you
    shit-stirrer.

  46. Powell says:

    Ross was HA a great time dancing w/Heather.

  47. I am loving “People’s Couch”. It is hilarious.

  48. NJBev says:

    It’s freaking snowing in central NJ
    It was 70′ degrees this afternoon.
    😉

  49. Barb (just wondering in Jersey) says:

    You made me look, Bev. I only see rain which it has done most of the day.

  50. ladebra says:

    I think I must be old. I’m watching Agent of S.H.I.E.LD. …. It makes no sense. I’m so confused I refuse to admit I cannot figure it out. My Gosh I solve quadratic equations, how … Oh lookie it was the old double double double cross and fake friend head fake. Good grief, I think I’m going to have to watch Bravo to numb my brain so I can go to sleep.

  51. chismosa™ says:

    My comment just disappeared! I saw it here then it left !
    Lol!
    🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃ran away I guess

  52. VV™ says:

    Proving once again why he’s an idiot!

  53. Jan (TexasTart) says:

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