NJBev Meets NeNe Leakes on Broadway plus Celebrity Apprentice – Episodes 2 & 3

NJBev Meets NeNe Leakes on Broadway

NJBev headed to Broadway last week to watch NeNe Leakes in Cinderella.  She splurged on 6th row center seats, full price, and was rewarded by a fantastic show and an equally fantastic experience meeting NeNe by the stage door.
Below are her photos and a short recap of her experience:

I just wanted to tell you that Nene was extraordinarily good in the play.
She was so good, that I forgot Nene was in the play within two minutes of the show. I started to get annoyed with myself because I was so into the play that I forgot that it was Nene and I wanted to get pictures.

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She was so gracious, at the door she came out and spoke to every single child that was there. This is not the woman I know from the show.
She signed everybody’s program. I never saw so many people at a theater door in my life.

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I was also amazed at the fact, she is much smaller than I ever imagined her to be.
She had on flat shoes and she was about an inch tinier than I was.

I was about 5’8″ tall with my heels on. I was astounded at her graciousness. I never expected her to be so kind. The way she was with the little children and talking to them and saying things about her character in the play, I will forever be impressed.
My daughter, was so happy, throughout the entire event. Even before anybody came on the stage my daughter at 22 years old kept saying “I’m so happy, I’m so happy”

Love @NeNeLeakes!!! So amazing meeting you and seeing you perform! 👏

Love @NeNeLeakes!!! So amazing meeting you and seeing you perform! 👏

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The Celebrity Apprentice

“Nobody Out Thinks Donald Trump” S7/E2

by Stars99

group

Remember, the premiere episode:

The task was a fundraising task which involved creating and selling 2 types of celebrity pies  made by each team. Geraldo steamrolled over the men’s team to name them “Vortex” – Which to me, is just a swirling bunch of wind – But he also lead them to victory beating the women’s team “Infinity” by securing almost just almost twice as much in donations. Keisha was fired because she didn’t call Bill Cosby to ask for a donation. Brandi was asked about her Boardroom comment about Kate being “lazy” – and she explained that on the day of the task that Kate just stood around and talked to people. Geraldo realizes that people will do or say anything to get a leg up on each other. He realizes that it’s in people’s vested interest “to whittle away at Geraldo” but that it’s not easy to “whittling away at Mount Rushmore is not so easy.”

Task #1

The teams must create rival commercials for Neat, a technology company that solves paper and digital clutter.

The Advisors

George H. Ross (Just had his 87th birthday on Tuesday, January 6th – He is so my favorite…lol)

Donald Trump, Jr.

Advisors

The Plan

Kevin immediately steps up as Project Manager (PM) for the men’s team because he already knows about the product. Kevin creates a timeline so people know what they’re supposed to be doing and when they’re supposed to be doing it.

They get into vans to travel to where they will be executing this task. Geraldo’s feelings are hurt because he wasn’t allowed on the cool kid’s van. He remarks, “The kids are getting one over on Dad.” During a planning phone call between vans, Geraldo becomes absolutely insufferable with his, “Neat – Sweet” proposed motto – and he repeats it like 294 times in 8 seconds. Kevin recognizes that, “Neat – Sweet” says absolutely nothing about the product. Sig could NOT help but laugh at Geraldo and wasn’t sure if he was being serious or if he was just trying to get under Kevin’s skin.

When the representatives from “Neat” came in – Geraldo was the rudest, most insufferable ass that you have ever seen. He continued talking on his cell phone very loudly and purposefully walked about 2 feet around the table where everyone else was talking and planning. Even when Kevin banished him to the other side of a large room, Geraldo kept talking loudly. It was horrible… To me, he was clearly trying to undermine the PM. He should be fired for that… These are executives, you idiot.

Kevin assigns Lorenzo as the director, Ian as the producer, Gilbert as the focal point of the commercial, and Geraldo as the writer.

Gilbert and Lorenzo

Meanwhile, the women’s team is having problems even identifying a PM. Nobody feels confident about a technology challenge. In the end, Kate reluctantly volunteers even though technology is a weakness for her. I think it’s a huge mistake. But again, no one else is stepping up for the task. Why aren’t they in trouble for this? Kenya isn’t around for the 1st day of the 2 day task… but that doesn’t come up again… It’s weird.

It is quickly clear to the women that their PM doesn’t know squat about technology. It’s tough for Kate to be an effective PM since she is technologically disadvantaged. Leeza steps up and becomes the de facto PM. They quickly hone in on the concept of “organizing your digital life.” Shawn has an idea for the commercial and they all just run with it.

Leeza and Brandi

While everyone else was eating lunch – Brandi and Leeza hash out how they’re going to execute the task. They observe their PM is busy chatting and having coffee. This pisses them off but they want to win the task. Kate keeps asking Brandi for her opinion before she does things – and it just starts getting to Brandi. She wants her PM to make her own decisions. Kate thinks that Brandi is panicking unnecessarily and that she should calm down. Kate doesn’t think things get accomplished well when you panic or become dramatic.

Execution of Task #1

Women’s Team – “Infinity: “The Neatologist Saves the Day” – The Neat executives are already smiling before they even see the commercial probably because they incorporated Neat’s own organizational jargon into the title of the commercial. Leeza introduces the commercial. She really is a pretty awesome spokesperson.

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The men feel very confident with their commercial. They receive a lot of good feedback from Neat executives. Kevin, as PM, was the one who made the spiel. The guys seemed to capture both a personal and corporate application of the services. I really liked how they had a whole bunch of different people in the commercial – that was a real surprise because I didn’t see that when they were filming. I only saw Gilbert freaking out about a mass of paperwork at his desk…lol.

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The Boardroom

Kevin is asked if Gilbert should be be fired. He says, “Absolutely not – Every time he’s asked to do something – he does it with all his heart.” Kevin said everyone on the team was pulling their weight.

Kate is asked if they won the challenge. She responds, “We met all of the criteria.” Trump presses her, “Did you win?” Kate finally says, “Yes.” Trump isn’t convinced that Kate thinks they won. He asks Kate who should be fired if they lose. Kate tells him she thinks that Brandi should be fired because she was a distraction at times. Kate explains that Brandi felt pressured and that she panicked which was a distraction.

Brandi explained that she panicked for the entire team – but that she thinks it was a good thing. Trump is not convinced people can panic in a positive way.

The executive’s feedback on the women’s commercial: They liked the commercial because it focused on where Neat was going and not just on where they’ve been which is very important. But they didn’t like that there were only 2 women in the commercial which really limited who the commercial was targeting. There was no diversity.

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The executive’s feedback on the men’s commercial: The use of Gilbert was brilliant – He portrayed the audience. They liked that the men used more of the team (and some extras) – And they thought the commercial was fresh and engaging. But they didn’t think the commercial went far enough in featuring the neat cloud service. Also, the logo wasn’t used and they thought that was a huge negative.

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Trump announces that the executives really liked both commercials a lot – but the women won! $40 to Camp Barnabas…

The guys are asked who should be fired. Ian says that Geraldo should be fired because he slowed down the process. Terrell says the PM should be fired. Johnny doesn’t know.

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Keven decides to bring Ian and Geraldo into the Boardroom for the firing squad. Trump asks why he’s bringing Ian back? Kevin honestly responds, “Because I feel like we’re a unified front.” Clearly, it’s because he wants to force Trump to fire Geraldo.

Kevin says that Geraldo was a detriment to the task – that he just wouldn’t let things go – and tht he tried to steamroll. Geraldo said that once the script was done that he was shut out of the task. He had nothing to do with shooting the commercial or with post production. Ummm… You can’t be involved in everything, you gooberhead.

Geraldo was also called, “A momentum killer.”  Trump wanted Kevin to bring in the Director (Lorenzo). Trump poses the question to Kevin about whether Ian should be fired over Kevin. Kevin responds, “Yes.”

Geraldo tried to take credit for using Gilbert in the commercial and Ian quickly corrects him that it was already decided in the vans before they ever talked to Geraldo’s van. Trump wants Ian to say that Trump should fire Kevin because he brought him into the Boardroom. Really? Shouldn’t the guy who tried to sabotage and continuously undermine the PM be fired? Ian sticks to Geraldo because he thinks the firing should be based on merit. It really looks like Ian’s days are numbered.

And then the bomb drops. Trump says, “Kevin tried to outthink me and no one outthinks me.” Trump continues, “Kevin, you’re fired.” Wow… are you freaking kidding me? Trump’s ego just caused Kevin’s 4.3 million Twitter followers’ TVs to simultaneously click off. We’ll have to watch the ratings for next week. I’m shocked. What a short-sighted move – And in the exact age demographic that is being targeted by advertisers. Hilarious.

The receptionist just looks at Kevin as he leaves – Wishing she had asked for his autograph on his poster hanging above her bed.

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Task #2

The teams must create a Luvo bistro – They will put on an entertaining and informative product tasting that will highlight Luvo’s brand and their products. The presentation will focus around an original branded theme, slogan and tasting menu based on an existing array of Luvo food products. They will be judged on brand messaging and overall presentation, and will serve a menu of Luvo products to diners. The winning PM gets $50,000 for their charity.

The Advisors

Ivanka Trump

Eric Trump.

The Plan

Lorenzo encourages Terrell to take the PM role and he accepts. The men’s planning process goes pretty well. The taste testing of the products also goes pretty smoothly. Terrell and Geraldo script the product slogan and everyone writes their own part of the presentation. The only problem is that Gilbert likes to improvise and isn’t really great at writing things down and keeping to a script.

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Vivica quickly steps up for the woman’s team. She really wants to focus on staying organized throughout the task. They seem to quickly identify a plan of action that they will present the product in pairs and in costume. Shawn and Kate go to buy props while the others stay and taste the products. Shawn and Kate head back to the testing kitchen after shopping for over 6 ½ hours and of course they’re criticized for it.

Execution of Task #2

The men seem to be doing a good job during their presentation of the products. Their brand messaging seems to be, “Eat lean, live long… Luvo for a delicious life.” The guys really thought everything was going great… that is until Gilbert’s turn comes… lol.

Task 2 not amused

Gilbert steps up and introduces his product, “And now we’re presenting Luvo’s Strawberry Frozen Yogurt and I assure you – It tastes fattening – but it’s not!” Okay, the timing on the joke seemed to be off – and Gilbert unfortunately continues, “Now, I have 2 children – and I look at them every day as a miracle… The miracle is that a woman had sex with me twice – So in your face!” Geraldo wishes he had one of those hug hooks they used to have to shoo someone offstage during the Vaudeville era. Gilbert thinks he did great – and if he got one laugh out of THAT crowd then considers himself to be successful. The executives are so not amused by Gilbert.

For the women, the beginning of the presentation is going well. Everyone is in costume… They’re really depicting the slogan well – “Love yourself one bite at a time.” However, the product tasting part of the program is not going well for the women.

They only have 2 microwaves to warm up all the food and things are going very slowly. Shawn seems to be getting the blame for not starting the warming up process earlier. Vivica goes back out and is comic relief for the crowd while they wait. I really believe this is a PM issue (Not to be confused with a PMS issue which will come up later… You’ll see…lol). It’s a timeline issue to me – You have to know the order of the products that you’re presenting and take into account the amount of preparation time required for each product. How is that any worker bee’s responsibility?

After presenting various scenarios where Luvo’s products could be especially useful, the women finish strong with Brandi saying, “Be good to yourself… and love yourself… One bite at a time.” The whole team repeats it – and it really drives home their motto. And then Vivica leads a repeating a cheerleading chant that involves audience … “Love yourself… Love Luvo… Love Yourself… Love Luvo!” Boy, I think that just sealed the deal for them! Wow…lol.

The Boardroom

The Donald and his red tie sits down and immediately asks Terrell if he won the task. Terrell, of course, thinks he did. Why? He felt they met the criteria of brand messaging and because they did a great job overall in their presentation. Trump then specifically asks if Gilbert did a good job. Terrell physically starts coughing and says they never know what to expect from Gilbert but he’s been their entertainment for a number of tasks (Umm… you’ve only had 3 so far…lol) and that Gilbert is Gilbert. Wow – Now that’s a resounding vote of confidence, right? Lol.

Captain Foreshadowing Trump asks Vivica if she would like Geraldo to replace one of the players on their team and Vivica surprisingly says she that would replace Shawn. Vivica really doesn’t think that Shawn wants to be here. Whoa… Where in the hell did that come from?  Vivica asserts that Shawn checked out on her for this task. Later it comes out that she said that basically because Shawn had acknowledged to her that she had spaced out at one point for a couple of moments. Puhleeze.

Vivica actually, in Donald Trump’s Boardroom says of Shawn, “She had a monthly problem that was bothering her and she wasn’t herself.” Okay…Vivica TOTALLY just broke girl code for sure… Yeah, we saw Jamie complain a little – but I don’t think we really saw her not participating, did we? Heck she ran around for over 6 ½ hours alone with Kate getting props and costumes – I personally think she deserves an award for not smacking Kate upside the head, no?

Task2 women boardroom

Kate defends Shawn but Kenya throws Shawn under the bus. Vivica says that Shawn had no energy and that she was quiet the entire time. See, I hate this. I think quiet people are often undervalued and unappreciated. Just because someone is quiet doesn’t mean they don’t have something significant to say – And often people are too busy flapping their jaws and flexing their ginormous egos to stop to listen to their perspectives. Oh, and by the way, just because someone is quiet it doesn’t mean they’re moody or mad, as it’s sometimes misinterpreted. (Sorry… took a lil tangent there…lol – I love quiet people…and we loud mouths have got to learn to shut the heck up…lol…) Trump seems embarrassed that we’re talking about periods in the Boardroom. I’m embarrassed, too.

Trump asks Kenya if Shawn had a right to check out and quickly Kenya says, “No, we’re women – We rule the world…  There is no reason for us to ever have a moment in time where we’re weaker than any other period of time. No pun intended.” [Insert gratuitous, prewritten and rehearsed eye roll here.]  Jamie then talks about how rude Kenya is and Kenya totally interrupts her… But moments later, when Jamie tries to say something while Kenya is talking – Kenya calls her rude.  Lol…

Eric Trump reports what the Luvo executives thought about the women’s team presentation… The positives: They did a great job embracing the Luvo message. They thought Leeza was an unbelievable spokesperson and that she really knocked it out of the park (OoooooooOOo no positives about Vivica? Wow…)  The negatives:  They thought the execution on the serving of the items was off.  Some of the items didn’t come out on time and some of them were cold when they did come out.  They also wish the team had focused more attention on actual product detail – for example, on nutrition details, product packaging, etc. They thought that was a very big miss.

Ivanka reveals what the Luvo executives thought about the men’s team… The positives: They thought your professional service was incredible. They loved the fact that you took it slow. You allowed people to enjoy the food and to taste the food and that they didn’t feel rushed. They also loved that you represented yourselves and that you tied your own personalities in with the Luvo brand. The negatives – The slogan was hard for Luvo, as brand, to defend – as ultimately these are hard claims to prove and substantiate. That you’ll, “Eat lean and live long” Also, they felt that you had to emphasize a healthy lifestyle ultimately and it’s not just about losing weight. Secondly, they thought that Gilbert’s humor wasn’t necessarily appropriate for a family brand.

Trump announces the women’s team won the task!

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The women are back in the suite celebrating their win. Shawn tells Vivica directly that she loves her… She stood behind her… She thought she was a wonderful PM… She’s way entitled to her opinion to say that Shawn was the weakest link… BUT how dare you she call Shawn out in the Boardroom as to why?  ooOOooo Shawn is pissed off… lol.  Vivica is sorry that she hurt Shawn’s feelings – Shawn instantly corrects Vivica that she didn’t hurt her feelings but that what Vivica did was trashy. I totally agree – It’s girl code – I don’t care if you’re in a freakin’ competition. Who wants Trump to be talking about menstrual cycles? I mean, you know, unless it’s because Trump wants to his perpetual and alleged “irritable male syndrome” to be in sync. Sorry, we were just talking in one of the FB groups about how men have their own “cycles” and versions of PMS… lol.

task2 firing squad

Back in the Boardroom, Gilbert is asked if he thinks he should be blamed for the loss. Gilbert knows that in the past he has gotten in trouble for his humor – but that still, no one has died from an off-color joke. (but they may get fired…lol)… Gilbert thinks that it’s more important to get a laugh than anything in the world. Well, I’m guessing if anyone actually HAD laughed at Gilbert’s jokes during the presentation – they wouldn’t be there right now…lol.

Ian thinks the PM did a good job. Geraldo is asked what he thinks is worse… getting the slogan wrong or telling an off-color joke. Geraldo doesn’t want to respond and that Trump should ask someone other than he, Terrell or Gilbert since the answer could influence the firing decision one way or another.

Terrell quite predictably brings Gilbert and Geraldo in front of the firing squad Boardroom.

After Trump confirms that Terrell really wants to be here, he asks Geraldo if he wants to stay. Geraldo launches into what seems to be a 45 minute soliloquy about having been a survivor 12 times in Afghanistan and Somalia and blahditty blah blah blah and finally confirms that he’d love to stay.

However, when Trump asks Gilbert, he changes the question to, “Would you want to go home?” That’s kind of interesting, no? He asked everyone else if they wanted to stay… Gilbert, because he’s a comic and not a fighter, as expected answers very ambiguously when he says, “Yeah, I don’t know – I look upon it as a game and I play to win…” which of course, really doesn’t answer Trump’s question. Talk ensues about being inappropriate and how many people have made millions of dollars by being inappropriate. Trump acknowledges that he himself has been inappropriate at times and does not want to fire Gilbert just for being inappropriate.

Trump tells Gilbert that he’s done a very good job. He asks again, “Would you want to go home?” Gilbert says that he’d like to stay – but that if he has to go, he has to go. Rut roh. Trump says that a lot of people are going to like Gilbert now even more than they did before after seeing him on this show. The bottom line is that the executives didn’t like what Gilbert did – but that Trump thinks Gilbert is terrific. “Gilbert you’re fired.”

Gilbert’s parting comments were that he’s heard the words, “Gilbert, you’re fired” several times in his career. He muses, “I had to be fired [just] to be on the Today Show – I don’t know if it’s worth it – But it’s press.”

Note: I thought it was hilarious that the receptionist, who is usually very straight faced, actually smiled this time. Fortunately, I was able to capture a screen shot of it! lol…

task2 receptionist

Amusing Stuff that Happened

While the women are trying to get their product out to the audience, Kenya grabs a tray right out of Jamie’s hand because she says that Jamie wasn’t dressed appropriately (She had her workout outfit on from their presentation segment)… In her talking head, Jamie laughingly says that she’s not like this that but she almost could have punched Kenya right in the face (Welcome to my world every single time I watch Real Housewives of Atlanta…lol)… When Jamie tells Kenya to her face, “Don’t be so frickin’ rude” – The towering Miss America…oops, sorry… Miss USA (never, ever make THAT mistake – as we’ve learned…lol) and her oversized crown actually physically puts her hand on Jamie’s shoulder – who is about 8 feet shorter than her. But you know what? My money is on the snowboarder if they ever get into a fight. Kenya said she was sorry. Jamie says that her apology doesn’t mean anything and that she should say it with a little passion. Have I mentioned that I love Jamie?

Jamie continues, “Who the hell raised you?” In Jamie’s talking head she wonders what makes Kenya thinks that she is this woman who can treat people so terribly. And then unfortunately, she also says of Kenya, “Haven’t you ever seen, like Oprah? Have a little fricken respect.”  I think that’s a wonky comment made by a white woman to a black woman that can really be taken in a bad way for Jamie.  Perhaps I’m just being too racially sensitive – but it just hit me wrong.

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Quotable Quotes

“If she’s not on TV yelling at her kids, what is she going to do?” Brandi talking about Kate not being a business woman and squirming out of calling her “lazy” in the Boardroom.

“If we go a day without food we’ll be fine – Have a lollipop and get to fuckin’ work.”  Brandi says this as she complains about everyone else sitting around and having lunch while she and Leeza are planning how to execute their task.

“Don’t default to drama!” Kate says because she thinks Brandi is panicking about the task. .

“Obviously, Kevin, Lorenzo and Ian have conspired against me – but if you push me, I’ll push you back.” Geraldo complaining about not being chosen to be the voice over for the commercial.

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Well, that’s it for this week – It looks like they’re doing back-to-back episodes from here on out. Thanks for reading and until next time… Happy trails!

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About Veena (NMD)

Just a housewife ... who loves this place .... and loves to write ... You can reach me through this email: nomoredrama8@gmail.com. Lynn's Place is in tribute to Housewives blogger Lynn Hudson, who passed away in August of 2012.
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236 Responses to NJBev Meets NeNe Leakes on Broadway plus Celebrity Apprentice – Episodes 2 & 3

  1. Powell says:

    Good morning beautiful people!!!! It may be freezing out but NMD, NJBev and Stars will keep us warm w/this jam packed blog. Thks ladies. 😍 😘 Have a great day everyone.

    • Starzy is working overtime on blogs!

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

        SJP – And you’re working overtime on reading…lol… Perhaps we both should be paid overtime?

    • NJBev says:

      Starzy, great work on the blogs-
      Thank you so much-
      How long does it take you to write one of these on CA??
      so many people and storylines, it’s like, YIKES!!
      I always enjoy your re-caps, you have a great sense of humor!

      • NJBev says:

        Oh, and I love the quoteable quotes, and amusing things that happened!
        When Jamie said Kenya she won me over, and also made me realize that I
        don’t think Kenya “plays” a Bitch on on TV, I think she is one in real life..
        –I didn’t see the racial issue when she asked her “who raised you?’,, I immediately
        felt bad b/c even Kenya’s Mom didn’t want her. ow.
        But, I still didn’t feel anything about the racial stuff until you mentioned it-
        “things that make you go Hmmmm”

      • VV™ says:

        NJBev, what a great experience and you got to share with your beautiful daughter. I’m very happy for you and Thank you for sharing. 😃

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

        Thanks, NJ Bev – I appreciate it! To be honest, I’m really slow at writing recaps – I sometimes watch and re-watch a scene several times if I’m including direct quotes – I try to get things right because I’m a bit of a perfectionist – but even then I make many mistakes mistakes…lol… If the hour-long show airs at 9:00 PM PST it generally takes me most of the night/morning to write it – because I’m forever going off on tangents researching things… getting links… getting screenshots and plugging them into the right place in the blog… trying to channel my inner snark… trying to find the “funny” in it… etc. Surprisingly, the 2 hour Celebrity Apprentice takes me only a little longer… because most of it is pretty straight forward without seasons of back story… I’m forever submitting right up to the 6:00 AM PST deadline (poor Veena)… This may be more than you wanted to know… and please keep in mind that I think many other bloggers are able to do things much faster…

        • NJBev says:

          Honestly, I thought it would have to take that long-
          so many details. Too many people. so many events-
          then to add some opinion, personality and a sense of
          humor…… there goes the whole night!
          I knew it. 😉

  2. Powell says:

    NJBev oh my your daughter is sooooo pretty. Now I can picture you. Thks so much for your review and the great pics. 😘

    • sparklemuffy says:

      beautiful girl NJBev 🙂

    • Foxymel(Mel) says:

      Very beautiful NJBev! Thanks for sharing your experience and for the pictures!

      • NJBev says:

        Thank-you guys, she is beautiful.
        Inside and out.
        most of the times inside,
        always on the out.

        I’m going to have to start watching what I say-
        I believe she will forever be a lurker!!! 😉

    • rabblerouser2010R says:

      Yes, her daughter is so beautiful. I am in a bit of a rush to get things done around the house today but I just had to comment on how lovely she is. I am glad she had such a wonderful time.

  3. ladebra says:

  4. Thank you so much for the amazing blog !!!!

    Bev your daughter is so pretty and I’m so happy she loved the show so much – and that you enjoyed it too!!
    That’s really really awesome. !

    —-
    STARS – LOL and thanks for blogging.
    My money’s on EEEEAN and Leeza and Gerry. For the finals.

    Finally watched BH and WWH ….. Dear baby Jesus. Fix it. 🙌
    ——

  5. NJBev says:

    Thank you Powell, I always look forward to reading your posts.
    I think it might be because I almost always agree with you 🙂 ,
    plus you always pick up on things I might have otherwise missed!
    Happy New Year to you!!

  6. OMG! Not one but two blogs!

    Thank you ladies!

    (NJBev- remember when I thought you were Danielle way back in the day….)

    • NJBev says:

      Do I ever!!!!! for, like, a year!!!!

      hehe.

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

      lol… You’re welcome, OMIB… I didn’t know you thought NJBev was Danielle… That’s hilarious! 🙂

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      I didn’t know this!! Bev as Danielle!! That’s funny!!

      • Lynn did too! Probably because I convinced her… I’m like omg what If this is really Danielle? Lynn was like no way!

        But I always loved all of Danielle’s crazy and I was CONVINCED that she was gracing us with her presence.

        Remember this is when Jac was posting under an alias- Jill was sending her trolls- who can forget Maggie? Simon was posting, crazy Dina was contacting the proper authorities regarding slander on the internet (lol) it was way way in the beginning -like 1st season?

        NJBev was so cool and laid back- I was absolutely convinced it was her. I had Lynn look up her ISP and everything.

        I was slightly disappointed at the time but now am so so happy NJBev is just NJBev not stripping on a poke snd making sex tapes.

        My eyes can never unsee that horror.

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          Wow!! I remember all that craziness-I was more of a lurker back than and I read everything!! Dina and “the proper authorities”…that’s still funny as hell!!

        • NJBev says:

          I would need a ladder to get up that pole.

    • TexasTart says:

      Hilarious! Not so much for NJBev, lol

  7. Wow. This guy is a prison consultant. He talks about prison rape.
    Gulp…
    …also how he thinks Teresa will be in Danbury for only 10 months.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/01/06/how-a-real-housewife-survives-prison-i-don-t-see-teresa-giudice-having-a-cakewalk-here.html

    • T-Rex says:

      Her own lawyer stated that the earliest he could see her getting out would be the week of Christmas for a “pity release”, and he wasn’t really convinced of that either. The Judge is still PISSED folks, and they have a right squash any early release other than the 85% as dictated by the BOP. I say she is there until the end of January, since they have not paid their restitution and Exit I checked and they have not filed a payment plan with the courts at all for that 200k still owed! In addition, haven’t filed their financial documents, and here is the kicker if these two idiots don’t file their IRS taxes(something they haven’t done in years), she loses that good behaviour time!

      • NJBev says:

        Thank-God.
        I do feel bad for her and her family, but I still feel they don’t
        understand the enormity of their crimes. Yes, crimes.
        crimes=criminal=jail.

        • T-Rex says:

          Yeah, my guess is that the new attorney they have hired put out the “feelers” to the BOP and the judge to see if there was any “wiggle” room on an early release, and was told probably NOPE! My guess is also she has a new attorney within a couple of months she didn’t like the last attorney that filed for her possible early release and that got shot down, so they probably fired her(it was a woman, can’t remember the name though).

  8. ladebra says:

    Great blog Starzy! I am not watching CA — with Kenya, Brandi and Trump… I’d be sick to my stomach. Anyway, but love your recaps!

    What a great time NJBev! So glad you and your daughter enjoyed. What a beautiful girl.

    • T-Rex says:

      It’s so funny I have managed to never watch Celebrity Apprentice, nor even Apprentice because I can’t stand the Trumpster!

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

      Awww, not watching, huh, LA Debra – My neighbor… I don’t blame you… I’ve chosen to look at Trump as a case study… He is interesting to me in some ways… but yes, his ego seems to have no equal… but Geraldo is getting pretty danged close…

  9. NJBev says:

    Veena, Thank you so much for the wonderful write up!!!!!
    It is so awesome to see my little i-phone pictures put up so
    beautifully on the website, I wish I had Christa send you the pictures
    she took, THEY are amazing!!(of course she has a much better phone
    than me 😉
    Thank you for being so kind and gracious to my daughter,
    I could go on and on about her, but she is at an age where she no
    longer tolerates my embarrassing behavior! (she does adore you, that much
    I think she would allow me to say, lol)

    If I could, I would love to tell Nene how she exceeded all my expectations-
    (well, I wasn’t expecting much-) but I don’t think anyone standing outside
    the theater would expect her to come out so quickly and spend so much time
    with us.
    she was so wonderful with the younger children (at least 1/3 of audience?)
    she spoke with them all, asking them if they understood how Cinderella
    could be so kind to forgive others- and how someones kindness could turn
    an angry person into someone nice-………………………. like I said,
    I forgot she was Nene!

    I can’t wait to see how the rest of the RHOA season turns out- I think this
    play and the amount of work that goes into doing this kind of a production
    has had an effect on her, (my own opinion).. She sold this play out-
    she got the audience standing, she was the main attraction..
    Most of all, she was good.

    Thanks again, Veena! you put the whipped cream and cherry on top of the
    best Christmas present ever. xoxoxo

    • This kinda proves she has been playing “a role” on RHOA. I hope she is the person your daughter met outside those stage doors! This will get her on more stages, screens and tvs.

    • plainviewsue says:

      Bev, I’m so happy for you and your daughter (who is a beauty!!). I don’t watch RHOA, but how wonderful to meet someone who defies expectations!!!

  10. Orson says:

    Trump is not going to fire Geraldo early in the season, if at all. They’re both egotists and, more important, Geraldo is, well, was a Journalist and has regular access to TV. Trump doesn’t want to make an enemy of someone with that sort of access to a TV audience, especially a Faux News type audience who prefer Truthiness to real journalism. Trump has too many skeletons in his closet and a pissed off Geraldo would reveal them.

    • And it doesn’t hurt that Geraldo and Trump are of the same political mindset, no?

    • plainviewsue says:

      I totally agree. He will make it to the finals. Trump was so upset that Jonas kid didn’t bring in Lorenzo Lamas, cos he would of been fired. He couldn’t fire Ian for no reason & no way would he fire Geraldo. I though Nick Jonas would of lasted longer, which I am sure is what NBC wanted.

  11. California35 says:

    Good morning everyone!

    Thaks for sharing your experince with us, it is nice to know Nene is doing a good job. We know she is out there trying to make it and make money, so it is nice that she behaves andis gracious. She can bahave diffently outside the RH 😋
    Was that the role Fran Drecher was playing?
    What was that play she was on that she showed at begining of RH this season?

    Starts THANKS for yesterday’s blog, about BH. You are funny and i enjoy your take. I will probably be sticking with your blog instead of the show. It is more fun 😊
    I have missed CA, i remember about it until i come here and if it is dtill on, i catch a little part. Actually the board room and firing only lol so I will read this blog to know the details. Thanks!

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

      Hey there my neighbor, CA35… So glad you’re enjoying RHOBH… I’m finding the first few episodes were easy to watch because Brandi wasn’t much a part of them… but these last two have been brutal… But, I’ve resigned myself to calling Brandit… Brandi (The Twit)… I dunno… somehow it helps me get thru it… I think that makes me a bad person.

  12. MISHIGA95 says:

    I enjoyed this post, but I urge you NOT to post the pictures taken DURING the production of Cinderella on this site. While pictures are okay before and after the show, any photos taken DURING a production are 100% ILLEGAL (which is why they make announcement before the show starts that all photography is forbidden) – and if there’s a name attached to who took them (which there is) that person and this site could be sued for copyright infringement. I know I sound paranoid, but I know people who have gotten into MAJOR trouble for this issue. It’s costly and unnecessary and therefore, I would urge you to take these photos down or to not show who took them.

    I love this site and wouldn’t want anyone to go through anything legal for a simple post.

    • NJBev says:

      all these pictures were taken before the show opened or at the curtain call-
      none of these are “during” the show-
      none

      • MISHIGA95 says:

        Perfect – they’re great shots, I just don’t want anyone to get in trouble 🙂

        • NJBev says:

          Thank you for pointing it out-
          My daughter was adamant that I was not
          going to get her thrown out b/c I wanted a picture
          of Nene on stage! But once they started that curtain call–
          the entire audience became the paparazzi!

  13. T-Rex says:

    NjBev- Loved your post, even though I don’t have affection for any of the Hot-LantaThugsRUsHo-Wives, cool you got a great adventure with her! I know how great it is to be that close to the stage at a Broadway show, so I know you had an amazing time, and thanks for blogging about it!

  14. sparklemuffy says:

    Love the blogs today– thank-you thank-you.
    Horrible choice firing Kevin.HE”S the demographic NBC is trying to trap— John Rich is my favorite– he is so smart– I also liked Carolyn– too bad Trump fired her– I kinda stopped watching for a while in protest– If Geraldo wins we’ll all know it is fixed. I really felt that way when Joan Rivers won. She was MIA for several of the task, DD has a total meltdown, Annie Duke ate her lunch and then she wins. The injustice of it!
    I kinda was liking Kate, and Leeza– what a classy chick–
    What a surprise NeNe is not a moose. I didn’t see that coming at all– nor her kindness afterward. Thanks NJBev —

    • NJBev says:

      “Nene is not a moose”
      roflmao
      Nene had the cutest little black, i wanna say, sneakers on-
      which struck me so odd.
      But, I guess cuz she always wears these humongous shoes
      on the show and people make such comments on her I
      was expecting a huge, gargantuan woman!
      (she seemed taller on stage, but then
      again, the shoes-)
      So, she was much smaller than what I expected!

    • plainviewsue says:

      Sparkle, I totally agree with you. I felt the same way with Joan Rivers. She did not deserve to win over Annie Duke. I believe Joan was told before hand that she would be winning. The way Melissa acted was like a spoiled brat when she was fired.

      • sparklemuffy says:

        Joan said terrible things to Annie also. I’m thinking the same w/ Geraldo== game is fixed. I guess I should also say I think that is why Tre/NeNe lasted as long as they did. Although Kenya may not last that long?

      • Powell says:

        I always loved Joan. But when she insulted David Tutera and he refused to work w/the rest of the contestants and had them thrown out of his office I thought that was extreme.

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

      Thanks, Sparkle – I totally agree about Kevin’s firing… It was crazy… He made a big gamble and Trump’s ego doesn’t like to be challenged… It will be interesting to me to see if the ratings for next week go down significantly…

    • Powell says:

      I think I read Carolyn let the success she was receiving from the show went to her head.

      • sparklemuffy says:

        I think she wrote a bestselling book without Trump permission and out she went? allegedly–did you hear me Trump people? allegedly.

  15. T-Rex says:

    Oh, and interesting to note that CA took a tumble in the Ratings between Sunday show and the Monday show! Down 9% the tv ratings site said that this wasn’t a good sign.

    • Foxymel(Mel) says:

      I wish I could post a tweet–anyway, Trump tweeted that the Monday should did better than the Sunday show. What the heck?
      I hope the ratings go down far more…I know I sound mean, but I can’t stand Brandi.

      • T-Rex says:

        I don’t know what Trump is smokin, probably his toupee, but the nielsen ratings clearly stated they were down 9%, they were behind every network but the CW!

        • plainviewsue says:

          Donald Trump is a blow hard. He always goes on and on about how Celebrity Apprentice is the number one show and always wins its time slot. Maybe in Trump’s fantasy brain. I cannot stand him. But I do like the premise of the show which is why I watch.

          • T-Rex says:

            Yeah, I remember once he stated he WON the timeslot in the market that really “counts the most”, to spin to information

          • I Need a Life! says:

            I must tell you this about Trump. My daughter works at one of his hotels. She has met the D, his daughter, and Eric. She says that in person the entire family is magnificent. They are kind and grateful to all the employees and show them nothing but respect. What we see on the outside is not what he’s like in person…according to my child. She has had sit down meetings with Ivanka and Eric. She can’t say enough about Ivanka other than, “she’s perfect.”

            • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

              I actually Like Donald Trump-I know people hate him-my sister for one-we fight about him all the time!-I always thought he was more than what we see and not the same person we see on TV (I know this is shocking some of you that I’m admitting my Trump love!!) His kids-Ivanka is beautiful and a success in the Trump business as well as her own fashion “empire”. Eric is so involved with his charity work that people would be so surprised by what he does-he impressed me when I heard stories about all his hard work.(The other son I don’t know much about except for what I see on TV.) I’m glad your daughter said they are kind to their employees-I have heard this before and most people do not believe it.

            • T-Rex says:

              INAL – Oh I have heard great stories about his children, of course they have a great mother and role model in her as well as their father! You know they have to have supreme customer service or they wouldn’t be able to be the top of the top in hotels, condos and apartments! Cool that your daughter works for them, that’s awesome!!

            • Powell says:

              In the biz world Trump knows how you treat people matters. The Trump family don’t run that biz by themselves. I wish more biz people thought like that.

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

      T-Rex – I’m curious where you’re getting the Neilson stats… I’d love to get to the stats directly… I generally use zap2it… the first number is the 18-49 Rating/Share and the next is the total number of viewers in millions – as of last night when I checked…
      Sunday, January 4, 2015 2.3/7 6.79
      Monday, January 5, 2015 2.1/6 6.58

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

        Wow… that didn’t come out clear… let me try this:
        Sunday, January 4, 2015….. 2.3/7…..6.79
        Monday, January 5, 2015….. 2.1/6…..6.58

  16. LOVE LOVE LOVE Both blogs! I am ecstatic to hear that Nene was everything we could have imagined her to be and more. thank you so much for sharing this experience with all of us.
    Also, I am watching CA like many others. I hope Ian will go far, but I think Geraldo is now going to make it his mission to get Ian and Lorenzo off. I think Leeza will go far and the only way Brandi will stay is by avoiding the PM position and being a good worker-bee. She has no leadership abilities nor has she any background marketing or PR (besides showing her tiddly winks and itty bits to the public and while I am sure Trump would not mind that type of PR, the sponsors do not!)

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

      Namaste – Oh I’m so glad you’re enjoying it… Like I said above… I really thought Kevin was gonna go far…lol… So I”m so not making further predictions… but it is kind of fun to watch… It’s driving me crazy that people aren’t volunteering to be PM for the women… I mean, I wouldn’t either in these early rounds… but still…lol… 🙂

  17. Powell says:

    Stars you may not believe this but I’m the quietest person at work. Co-workers often ask if I am at my desk cuz I’m so quite. I also hear what I want to hear. Listen when I want to listen. There have been employees in arguments and I was asked “did you hear what’s going on?”. So yes I have something significant to say when need be. 😉
    I don’t get Jamie’s line “Haven’t you ever seen like, Oprah”. Kenya is mean and is not a pleasant person at times but that remark doesn’t make sense to me.
    LOL Kate doesn’t know how to be a businesswoman but Brandi does? OMG. Pot meet kettle.

    • I thought the comment was like “Even Oprah with all her money and fame doesn’t talk to people like that!”

    • sparklemuffy says:

      I took it more as an “Oprah empowers women —obviously, you don’t” I don’t watch ATL anymore but Kenya seems the evil, backstabbing, I’m the only women in the room so look at me look at me look at me. Not a girls girl– ie:Caro

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

      Aww… Powelly-Pooh – I never knew that about you. I LOVE quiet people… I do honestly wish those of us with big mouths would shut up long enough to let someone else talk sometimes… lol… I learned from my college roommate (who was really, really shy and quiet)…. That when given the opportunity they have a lot to say… Okay, tangent alert… One time, she and I were in our kitchen doing dishes… I’m sure I said something wonky… and she took the sink spray thingie and commenced to spray water all over me and our kitchen… I mean it was like Noah’s Ark. She laughed and said that NO ONE would believe that SHE was the one who did it of the two of us (since everyone knew her to be so quiet, shy, and well-behaved – and let’s just say I’m not…lol)… I knew instantly that she was right and that I was in big trouble…lol…

  18. T-Rex says:

    Okay, so I am still trying to figure out this bogus lawsuit against the convictFelons bankruptcy attorneys and got a bit more information. Nope this hasn’t been filed yet in the courts, a SUMMONS was issued, which I have learned means that the attorney being sued has to answer their summons within 10 or 20 days. SO, I pulled some documents from our attorneys on what we send back on a summons, and it’s basically about 3 sentences saying, the lawsuit is bogus, it should be thrown out, and if they want us to do anything more, file the documents with the courts, and see you in court. So, been reading up on this whole New York/New Jersey thing, and let me say that the ConvictFelon’s attorneys are going to lose that jurisdictional battle, mainly because all documents were filed FEDERALLY with the STATE OF NEW JERSEY, not New York, it doesn’t matter if an attorney practices in all 50 states, in this situation you can’t just “jump states” for action, unless you are filing a class action lawsuit, they can’t file in New Jersey because the Statute of Limitations has expired. So, from what I have read, they thought the attorney would just throw them some money, we call it “shut up money” to just make it all go away, but the Bankruptcy attorney has said he will fight the lawsuit out of principle IF they even file one. I have read there are numerous problems with this lawsuit, the jurisdiction is the biggie, then the other issue is that the ConvictFelonJuicy’s FILED their bankruptcy jointly, and the SUMMONS has eliminated ConvictFelonJuicyJoe, it’s only ConvictFelonTeresa, so again the attorney being sued will have it thrown out for that issue, and can. Since when you sue an attorney you lose ALL attorney-client privilege, they didn’t want ConvictFelonJuicyJoe to lose his privilege since he was the one that submitted the false documents to the bankruptcy attorney. I will be astonished if this lawsuit even gets filed! I will be looking out for it though!

    • T-Rex says:

      You know, I in my little pea-brain the conversation I see with all these attorneys is: “Oh ConvictFelonTeresa you should have never pled guilty, if only I had been your attorney it would have been so much better and you wouldn’t have served jail time” yadda yadda. “Employ us and we will see if we can’t get you out of prison early”. I saw the interview and that new attorney basically stated that since they had pled guilty, and that they had already petitioned the court for the half-way house and been denied, HE THINKS he can get her home by Christmas with her kids! That’s still 12 months away, and he didn’t state well that’s if my clients do what they are supposed to and pay their fines and file their IRS taxes and that those financials to the courts, etc. My prediction, this guy is buh-bye by I would say April 30th!

    • Exit4 says:

      Colorful little state I live in huh?

      • T-Rex says:

        Exit I love that you and Bev live there to help me out with all the legal and real estate mumbo jumbo. Although it kinda makes me want another ho-wife to get in some sort of legal trouble so I don’t keep focusing on the convictFelons! I know folks think I am picking on them, I am not, if any other Ho-Wife, including TheRoyalVPump, were going through this I would be ON IT as well. Trust me, when that fake-bankruptcy stuff was floated around by THELIARSUPREMESLUTBAGSCUMBAGLYINGLIARWHOLIESTOLIEMORONSTFUBrandi, I scoured the court systems to find any information and all I found was that lawsuit regarding Villa Blanca and the former employee issue. By the way, I believe all of that has been settled out, a saw a motion that basic states that the case has closed and the wording usually means an out of court agreement has been reached and those are never made public, since it usually entails paying the plaintiff and her attorneys to keep their yaps shut going forward. Since we haven’t heard squat in a while, that’s probably why

  19. plainviewsue says:

    Stars, I know I repeat myself after every one of your recaps, but your writing is stellar!!!!!! You capture exactly what happened in a funny, interesting way. Thanks so much for the entertainment!!

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

      Oh Sue… I will never tire of your kind words… lol… I appreciate so much your continued reading…

  20. shamrockblonde says:

    NJBev! – your daughter is beautiful!! – must be the great genes!! – so very happy that you both had a great time! – spending time with your daughter, laughing and enjoying the time, is one of the sweetest presents in the world – I’m glad that NeNe was a nice surprise too! thanks for sharing those amazing photos!!

    as for CA – I posted this before, and nothing has changed so – my favorite winner of CA has always been John Rich, and this season gives me no reason to think anyone better will come along – Ian from 90210 was always my favorite character – not whiny like Dillon and even though I liked Brandon, he was almost too good – Steve was a good guy with a healthy dose of good trouble thrown in – I see him going far, and I will always wish him well – I was sorry to see Kevin go – I wonder how Trump would have felt if Geraldo pulled that crap during one of his meetings with other execs….I cannot stand Geraldo – never could, especially after giving out troop locations in Iraq while embedded with a unit – how he gets his head through a door – any door – is a mystery to me – the girls – so far only Liza Gibbons has impressed me – the rest of them? meh – and yes, sadly Bobblehead will go far – but not because of any contributions she makes – it will be because Trump is a boy – to this I will add that I also loved – still do – Trace Adkins – he was amazing! – seriously though – Lorenzo! NEVER wear that hat again – it looked ridiculous and frankly you are too old to be wearing that – I am hoping that Ian will win it all, but I do – unfortunately – see Mr. Big Head going very far – Brandi too –

  21. Great Bog once again Stars!! I thought you were exhausted yesterday…..wow, you must really be exhausted now!! I keep thinking of that Jacksons’ song “She’s just a blog machine and she won’t work for nobody but…..” You captured the show to perfection!
    NJBev I will say it again, your daughter is beautiful and I love how happy she looks!! So glad that NeNe was nice!!!

    T-Rex, The Donald is only on for a minute in the beginning and then a few minutes at the end, that is the only way I can stomach it….he is such an egomaniac, oh and of course so is Geraldo!

    • *Blog, lol, not Bog…but if you wrote a Bog, I am sure it would be great too!

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

      Thanks so much, Tiara… It was a lot this week – but Veena was kind enough to flex my submission days for Celebrity Apprentice… I had no idea they were doing back-to-back episodes, though… ugh… So…It may always be a surprise at when the Celebrity Apprentice blog is posted… lol…

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

        Or that it was airing on Mondays… when I volunteered to recap – I thought it was airing on Sundays and therefore I would have a couple of days between CA and RHOBH…

  22. Amber...Real Wife says:

    Hello All and Happy New Year!

    Great blog on Celebrity Apprentice. I lurve this show. Geraldo is a maniac and we have a plethora of villains in Kenya, Brandi and KateWhere’sMyEight? I LOLd w/ GilGott’s crazy antics and final words. He’s definitely nuttier than squirrel poo.

    • Geraldo is a beast, I am just wondering how long it will take him to take off his shirt and show off his “Physique” lol!!

      • sparklemuffy says:

        he’s 71 years old. I have to say he is holding up well– if he just wouldn’t speak that is…

        • I didn’t realize he was 71, I remember a little while back, which could mean years with my memory, he did some kind of boxing thing….he was well fit!

          • Powell says:

            My mom laughed when I think Chismosa said she wants her two hours back waiting to see what was in that vault. correct me if I’m wrong on who said it.

            • TexasTart says:

              🙋

            • Yeah not me –//

              WHAT VAULT ?????? where, when?

              TARTS ? 👋

              • TexasTart says:

                I want my two hours back from a special Geraldo had where he had a line on some hidden vault underground that was purportedly on of Al Capones secret vaults. 2 hours later it’s opened and only dust and empty liquor bottles (circa 1930’s trash).
                Reminds me of the guy on Discovery channel (recently) has a 2 hour special where he was letting an Anaconda consume him. I joined the last couple minutes and he was NOT eaten by the Anaconda. Glad I only lost 10 minutes on that TV scam.

                When the tight-rope walker has his specials he puts on a show!!!

                • Thank you for explaining !

                  Gerry’s lame like that

                • Foxymel(Mel) says:

                  Tartsy, this is why you’re so loved! I remember the whole vault fiasco and he was just such an idiot!!
                  I also wanted the anaconda to eat this guy but it just fell flat. These people need to plan better. Lol

                  Apparently the tight-rope guy said he was fine dying doing what he loves most. Gotta give him props for that.

                  • TexasTart says:

                    Hi Foxy 😙 I admire Nik Wallenda’s abilities, his faith and dedication to his craft. I understand people who can’t stand to watch, but I don’t understand the people that don’t watch and say those that are watching only do looking for him to fall! That would be like watching auto.racing to see a crash 😕 I’m cheering him on!

                • NJBev says:

                  oh good lord, i remember that 2 hour Al Capone special where Geraldo made such an ass of himself. priceless.

      • Powell says:

        😝 When I saw that on TMZ I just. Thought he’s doing an Anthony Weiner.

    • Powell says:

      Hey Miss Amber. Happy New Year lady. 😊

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

      lol Amber – You’re so right… Geraldo IS a maniac, no? I really did love Gilbert… I was so sorry to see both he and Kevin go… booooOOOOoo!

      • Foxymel(Mel) says:

        Stars, thank you, thank you, thank you! Wonderful job. Yeah, I was rooting for Gilbert and thought that Kevin would go far. I wished he had chosen someone other than Geraldo, since it looks like he’s not going to be fired so soon. 🙂

  23. Powell says:

    Watching Heather on HSN showing her Yummie Leggings. They’re cute. 2 pack $59.90.

  24. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Great blog Starzy!! (Again!!!)
    Kevin thought he was slick bring Ian in with Geraldo-I guess he never watched the show?? As soon as he said “Geraldo and Ian” I said “damn fool is getting FIRED!!!” Trump never likes that move!!
    BEVVVVVV!! how exciting!! Your daughter is stunning!! OMG!! Her selfie with NeNe is EVERYTHING!!! Thanks for sharing your fabulous pics with us

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

      lol Jill… The BEST Jill in all the land… You KNEW Kevin was getting fired? I honestly did not think it would happen unless it was prearranged because he had other things to do… I was shock, shock, shocked by it… But then… I have no idea what Trump is going to do – but most of the rest of you did, I guess… I just thought it was so shortsighted from a man who is supposedly so business savvy… The business of this show is to bring in viewers… 4.3 Twitter followers just tuned out AND are pissed at Trump… Not such a good business move, imo… but again… what do I know? lol

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        I don’t think Trump cared about Kevin’s twitter followers-it’s just the way he is! If he was worried about that he would have fired Gerry b/c the “younger” people aren’t Gerry fans! Trump doesn’t like to be “played” and Kevin tried to play him.

    • I think there was someone on a previous season that did the same thing….brought in an ally to the board room. I think I remember trump sending that person OUT of the board room. LOL!

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Yes I remember too but I can’t remember who it was!! These celebs didn’t do their homework!!

      • TexasTart says:

        Right! I don’t remember who. Becasuse of that, I knew when Jonas brought Ian back, it sealed his fate.

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          I would think that these people would at least watch a season or two of the show before they start-then they would be as smart and as informed as we are!!

          • TexasTart says:

            Exactly! At least it’s not as bad as going on Survivor and not knowing how to.swim or socialize. Like you wouldn’t have to watch but a couple shows to know that!

            Survivor and CA are both created and produced by the same person, as you all probably know… not surprising some to the Survivor fans are equally interested in CA. I liked it better without celebrities though.

  25. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Hollywood Life has this clip of Brandi from BH -I don’t know what episode it’s from and I can’t find the clip on the dumb Bravo website but she’s watching Leann and Eddie’s show in her bedroom with Kim ,Jennifer, her hairdresser and some other dude (maybe Salvador-Ross Matthews BF?) anyway she’s complaining that Leann And Eddie are talking about her on their show-while she’s talking about them on her show!!! She’s soooooooo dumb!!
    https://hollywoodlife.com/2015/01/08/brandi-glanville-leann-rimes-c-word-rhobh-video/

  26. boston02127 says:

    Great blogs, thanks! 🙂

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

      You’re welcome, Bostonian… It’s always great to see your comments! 🙂

  27. I Need a Life! says:

    T-Rex, You are correct. Don’t know if anyone has read this article. It’s mostly a skillet of everything else that has been written. However, this is my addiction of choice.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/confidential/teresa-giudice-jailhouse-visit-family-article-1.2070605

    • Orson says:

      Well, there’s only a limited number of people who’ll have direct contact (either in person or via phone) to give the press stories. So any ‘news’ about her is just going to be mostly the same lawyer PR releases regurgitated, passed around, and re-regurgitated. That is until the tabloids start stretching some long disused journalism muscles and begin to track down relatives of other inmates willing to sell some 2nd hand, 3rd hand, and completely fictional Teresa Behind Bars stories. And once Tre can make outgoing phone calls, I guess she can sell some interviews that way (I presume the negotiations for those would be conducted by her lawyer and the tabloid behind the scenes and not over a phone).

      • I Need a Life! says:

        Orson, this is what makes me slap my forehead. Joe G. can easily sell his bits of information for gobs of money. Info that does not embarrass his children, yet helps him pay off those restitution fines. This is not the time to look for your pride.

        In honor of Tre….I fluffed BOTH my pillows last night.

  28. Orson says:

    This reminded me of Aviva.

  29. Celeb App:

    Do that many in the key demo still care for this particular Jonas bro?
    He got married so early and I think was the least lusted after
    (But then again I liked jonathan knight of NKOTB! so what do I KNOW! LOL!)

    Thanks again for the awesome blog !!

    ASHY — you and I are for sure besties – I don’t mind blowhard trump either ! I always had a feeling the guy is much much more than his inane tweets and comments he always makes publicly and his show antics. Just knew it.
    I like him and kenya – so I guess I like BLOWHARDS ! 📢📢📢📢
    Look at me look at me! 👉👈

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      I actually like Kenya on CA b/c she’s not going to let anyone give her shit-she’s not down right nasty like Brandi-she won’t cut a bitch unless someone call for her. I think she can keep her temper in check better than Brandi but I’m so curious to see what happens with Kenya and Vivica and the phone/tweet scandal!!!
      I knew there had to be more closeted Trump fans around here!!

      • CLOSETED ……

        LOLOLOLOLOL on the floor 😂😂😂😂

        I think kenya will do something she thinks is a prank in retaliation of Vivica maybe saying something small to her – and kenya will just laugh it off. And Vivica, like the moon cycle shoutout in the boardroom – will go HAM.

        Then more talking heads of Brandi saying she’s the devil …..etc etc etc.

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          I’m on Brandi over load…I need a Brandi break!! She’s friggen everywhere! That WWHL stunt was genius because people are talking about so much…and that dumbass doesn’t care what people say as long as they are saying her name!!

          • Girl have to tell you, I think she really was upset. I just think she wanted to be outrageous on WWH and didn’t know what path to take.

            #Tears never came 💦💦💦

            J M H O

            • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

              I think she planned the whole thing with Jeff-she was not acting like herself and it wasn’t because Jeff made an STD joke-she doesn’t care about anything like that-my Lord if you read her book you would know this-the private personal crap she wrote about is waaaaayyyyyy more embarrassing than an STD-which I don’t know how she knows who gave it to her? HPV -millions have it and don’t even know it…anyway I think she thought it would be funny to do the wine thing to Jeff and it would take the heat off of her for doing to Eileen-Jeff even made a comment that Eileen needed to get over it-the fix was in!!!

    • Exit4 says:

      I saw that Jonas Bria show with his wife and I was convinced he batted for the other team. She wasn’t too swift-but she was sweet.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Haha she wasn’t too swift!! I agree-she was nice and cute but a little dopey. They have a baby now right? I remember some crazy gossip that she faked her pregnancy-wore a fake baby bump or something-I think some crazy “blind item” blogger made it all up!!

    • TexasTart says:

      So funny! I’ve always viewed Trump more as playing a character and it IS fitting with the premise of the show, so I never mind him in this role. Just like I don’t mind Kenya. 📢📢📢📢

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        I’m surprised at myself for liking Kenya-at first I thought it was just because the Brandi shade she was throwing-which I enjoy more than I could ever express-but it’s not only that-she more than I thought she was.

  30. The gem of show, RHOBH:

    Veena: my apologies – RE: BH – the “checkmate” comment came from brandi when at the dress event – brandi asked lisa to lunch and finally lisa said yes and the whole group was so happy – brandi said amidst everyone “checkmate!” I had to rewind and up the volume and I caught it.

    Sorry I had watched last week’s so close to this week’s preview i blended them together.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    WWH:
    Did anyone see brandi motion slitting her wrists when andy asked about her face? 😳😁

    What did they blank out that brandi was saying regarding her kids and andy said “no we can’t talk about your children” — was there something legal there ??
    What was that !?!??

    Ok I froze framed like 100x and when she stopped her “take 5” and spun back around her eyes weren’t wet. At ALL. So
    I feel like in all honesty she got upset because she let the std comment fester in her mind and decided to be dramatic and “funny” so she did the wine thing to jeff.
    Jeff then worded to andy something along the lines of “I think she’s high/ she’s on some pills / I don’t know what to do.” Didn’t catch the beginning FOR SURE of his lips but around what he said – but the “don’t know what to do” for sure he worded to andy. While she was facing backwards.

    I know JILL said that B was wording things to jeff at the start of the show, almost like she was “prepping” for her acting thing but I don’t know …..
    Unfortunately my dvr cut out the “you’re a F-ING a@@hole” or whatever she said after.

    I think like others said – she got upset and tried to do tears but unfortunately she’s not as good a quick crier as Kyle is. 😜😫😭

    Kyle should give her some tips. (Hi VV👋)

    Sorry if any of this was said yesterday

  31. TexasTart says:

    • What on earth does my Wendy have to do with this !?
      lol

      I still love sonja though I know yall dislike her. She looks beautiful in tonight’s show I think
      I bet perez is set up with someone he already knows.
      Man I used to LOVE his site years ago before he got all soft and nice.

  32. TexasTart says:

    Re: Ramona – I haven’t actually read here, just wonder if someone captured when Ramona’s Twitter was briefly hijacked this morning? Turns out she has (or had) a social media person that was mad they were not paid for August. On another note, Ramona was supposed to be filming with Bethenny today.

    Re: Camille Grammer – she and Kelsey’s daughter will be the Golden Globes girl (Sunday). Like the Oscars, the Globes has a celebrities’ daughter be the pretty young woman on stage that assists the scatter brained winners off the stage.

    NJBev – I’m so happy you had this experience with your daughter AND that you shared it with us! I am pleased to hear Nene was unlike what we are witnessing on Bravo. Either she is playing a character, closely based on herself OR my guess is that she is in her element on Broadway. I bet you Nene loves the instant gratification from Broadway. She should try for more of that, it obviously suits her well (so far!).

    Stars – I enjoy CA and I’m sure I will enjoy reading a recap since they are blasting us with episodes and it’s all moving too fast! I feel bad that you (as a recap writer) are blasted even more. They really need to calm down with the two many episodes in a week! Maybe they are rushing this season because there were too many leaks in social media – and NBC has to make way for it’s crown jewel The Voice.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      I have SS of all the Ramona stuff-I tweeted it all to Veena too.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        The Golden Globe Grammer is Camille step-daughter.
        (I feel like I’m going down your points and commenting on each on in a different post instead of all together..what a weirdo I can be sometimes right?)

        • FOR SURE to answer your last question …..👍

        • TexasTart says:

          Unfortunately, I know some weirdo’s and Jill, you are not one. Oh good! I haven’t been back to Twitter, but I assumed it would come down.

          And thank you for the clarification on Golden Globe Grammer! In the back of my mind, I thought her girl sure did grow up fast….and she didn’t look like Camille either. Not that kids have to look like a parent…why am I compelled to tack on a disclaimer?! It”s been a long day! 😅

          • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

            Thanks for the weirdo thing…as you saw my so called “bestie” thinks I’m a weirdo “for sure”!!! …she’s wearing HUGE yellow undies and eating super grapes but I’m the weirdo? Ok sure..

            • TexasTart says:

              😆

            • 😩😩😩😩😩😩😩

              …..I kept rereading that the other day to see how you got HUGE undies from that, I don’t know but I know I write weird

              My “so nasty and so rude” side came out. You know I love you girl – I josh…
              (I don’t think I need to say this but just to make sure …. Moon cycles and all )

              I don’t want to get my HUGE PANTIES in a twist …..
              Bwahahaahahahhaaaaaaaa

              • TexasTart says:

                ROTFL

                • Tarts I think you are the one keeping “so nasty and so rude™®© ” alive so much on the blog
                  (When we don’t have to watch trashy Brandi and discuss her disgustingness) –

                  So it’s all TARTS’….

                  The grapes were huge. I think I could be a drug mule. 💊💊💊🚽

                  • TexasTart says:

                    Oh my gosh, the drug mule has me in stitches .. AND you should know that my initial reply was going to be so nasty, so rude (in all caps) but I was laughing and typed rotfl.

                    The best part of “So Nasy, SO Rude” is that Kenya said it to Nene.at the reunion and Nene repeated it a ridiculous number of times and then it turned up in her tag line! You know all that…I just think it’s so funny (and true!) 😊

              • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

                I don’t know where the huge undies came from either-I think mixed up the grapes and the underdraws!! I was laughing so much!!
                You stay nasty and rude…I will stay fierce!!
                #bloop

      • Is it cleared off her account — damn I wish I saw this.

        She is who she always was. Same as sonja. Most just can’t stand them anymore. 😞

    • Camille has a daughter old enough for that ? WOW

      Ramona – 😳
      #still💚her

      • mrs peabody says:

        She only has the 2 kids with Kelsey but he has an older daughter by a different woman, she is in her 20’s

  33. MelTheHound says:

    I know I am late to the parties…. Stars9999, great job on your recaps…. NJBev, sounds like you had a blast 😉 Is that you with Nene?

    • Barb (Just wondering in Jersey) says:

      Hey, where have you been? How are you doing? Don’t be a stranger.

    • NJBev says:

      Hello my friend, so nice to “see” you out and about!!!
      The person with Nene is my daughter. She was so funny-
      she walks into the room and says “Nene retweeted me-
      this gift just keeps getting better and better!” (the tickets
      were a Christmas gift)
      My Jeff, who was
      asleep and w/ flu, not so happily says “what is she talking about?”
      I just ran into another room with her and squealed !
      I said “you have to tweet NMD and Nene NOW!! she had promised me
      she would send the picture a week ago.
      Wellllll, when Veena tweeted her back with the link to the blog-
      omg, the kid went crazy happy!
      Sorry Jeff, I answered a little more than you asked- 😉
      I hope you are well.. I miss your posts!!
      Have the best new year ever, you deserve it!!

  34. sparklemuffy says:

    Holy Cow. has anyone watched the premiere of “Empire”? I had a chill watching it– it was GREAT– premise was GREAT–

  35. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Tartsy this is Greer Grammer Golden Globe Girl

  36. How much longer must I endure Millionaire Matchmaker?

    This is the Jill Zarin one.

    When is the torment ending?

    fixitjesus#

    • TexasTart says:

      Such incredibly low ratings, despite the excessive advertising they did for that episode! 💣

  37. JILL—– he’s on letterman tonight. Going to try to dvr. He’s probably going to talk about france

    But WHY this tweet ?
    He’s saying she should be fired? I don’t get it …….

  38. TexasTart says:

    Oh the joy of seeing Prince Ferdinand on the beach again 😛

  39. Ash down here ⤵️
    Re: trashy:

    Hmmmmmmmmm…….

    I have to investigate this weekend.
    When did Jeff say eileen needs to get over it
    —-SIDENOTE: anyone see that quick shot of Eileen’s son? He looks like Zac Efron! I’m going to tweet her that!

    — did jeff say it post-brandi getting upset and throwing the wine at him?

    I think brandi – for all her openness and talk about sex and putting it ALLLLLL out there – strings and grossness and all—- she is finally GETTING from audiences that WE FIND HER TRASHY – and as much as she tries to OWN it- deep down it bothers her.
    So she’s slipping a little ….. When she’s drinking, popping her xannies/Lexies, not being “handled”, or with her posse of girlfriends or house-pets.

    I think she’s seeing what a mess she truly is and she’s getting emo about it.
    Just a theory and I could be COMPLETELY wrong and you could be TOTALLY RIGHT

    But girl should have kept a bottle of the fake tears that actors use and spritzed that on her eyes when she swiveled her chair around for those 2o minutes. Put something MOIST in those eyes (to use your favorite word)
    Show me Kyle-worthy TEARS💦💦
    Telenovela style!

    • Exit4 says:

      Jeff said he thought Eileen was “dramatic”. So he sided with brandi on the wine throwing.

      Everything you said above would apply to someone with self awareness-like Camille. Brandi has none! She still thinks she’s cute! She’s a mess!

  40. TexasTart says:

    Sonja with a J seems.to have found a good match in the first session – she has to pick Kent! Patti what is wrong with you, some of those guys were all.wrong 😕

    • TexasTart says:

      Whaaaaaat? she didn’t pick Kent?!
      She was in awe of Chef Roco..I bet she will flirt with him…

      • Veena (NMD) says:

        They did the same switch thing a few episodes ago.

        • TexasTart says:

          Oh! She and Kent seemed like a good fit – give a point for Patty Stranger…I know it’s hard to give her a point, lol. Wouldn’t it be great if Sonja found someone good and brought him on RHONY instead of being drunk?!

      • TexasTart says:

        She did get a date with him! Lucky Sonja, gets two.

        Perez Hilton – I had no idea he’s based in NYC now and has a young son. Seems odd he has that Kardashian like way of speaking and is in NYC. He and his date are having “champs”.

  41. Veena (NMD) says:

    Thank you NJBev for sharing your photos with us. I didn’t have time to tell you that this morning!

  42. Veena (NMD) says:

    Perez talks like a valley girl. His date too.

    I find them both very annoying.

  43. I Need a Life! says:

    I’m not a fan of hers, but Ilana the blogger, will be having thyroid surgery. She wrote a blog announcing her battle with possible cancer. And here I was hoping to read a blog by her trying to defend Brandi. I hope she receives good news.

  44. Orson says:

    It occurs to me that Jeff Lewis is incredibly rude and uncaring towards his friends/co-workers/employees. He now sort of reminds me of Sheldon Cooper.

    Anyone else?

  45. kit9 says:

    Omg. Two different hostage situations in France.

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