Million Dollar Listing New York – I have Some Art to Sell You! / Real Housewives of Melbourne – All Dressed Up in Manila

Million Dollar Listing New York –  I have Some Art to Sell You! by NotInStCyr

Thanks to all the well-wishers who welcomed me last week.  This site is a fun place to hang your hat and sit down to digest intelligent commentary with a side of snark.  Come on in and sit a spell, as my Southern neighbors would say.  When we left our intrepid trio, Fredrik was kicking the tires of his new bromance with Ryan; Ryan was calculating how large an engagement ring he could buy his girlfriend; and Luis was coping with the shame of driving a new expensive sports car around town.  Alas, in this episode we don’t get any glimpses of a paint-dappled Derek; Emilia, the Ryan-tamer; or the immodest Maserati.

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Fredrik visits a spectacular two-story, 3,285 sq. ft. apartment in the Time Warner Center owned by Cheryl, who has a Giggy-like dog named after Louis Vuitton. She spent 4 years combining 2 units and even built a 50 ft. closet modeled after Carrie’s in the SATC movie. I think that my entire apartment would comfortably fit in the shower stall.  Which, by the way, happens to have the largest rain shower head I’ve ever seen.  It could probably cause a monsoon if let loose upon an unsuspecting village.  Word is that a lot of the apartments in this building are vacant, because they were bought by Russian oligarchs and Chinese bureaucrats as investments. So many empty units and so little affordable housing in Manhattan. These people seem to have forgotten the lesson of the French Revolution and the revolting peasants.  Fredrik has a hard time convincing Cheryl that the asking price should not be $50 million, which is what she thinks it’s worth.  After getting her to agree to sell the apartment for $34.975 million, he Freudian slips on his way out the door and call her small dog, “Luis”.

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Speaking of which…Luis holds an open house at the 2,000 sq. ft. Laight St. listing he got in the last episode.  He’s put a lot of effort into updating the unit  – it’s been painted, staged and even had the light fixtures changed.  It looks beautiful.  We also get to see Luis’ surprisingly less than suave moves on a young woman in attendance.

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Ryan has worked at Nest Seekers since he got out of college.  He’s apprehensive when summoned to his boss’ apartment in Tribeca, which he hilariously calls the “mullet of New York” (“all business in the front and party in the back”).  Eddie, the owner of Nest Seekers, wants to sell his 2,600 sq. ft. apartment on Reade St. for $5 million.  Ryan thinks that it’s worth $4 million. They dicker over the price until one of Eddie’s sons suggests a compromise of $4.5 million. The 9 or 10 year old is clearly a budding shark who will have his nameplate on the door in no time.  There is a catch, however:  Eddie wants Ryan to promote and sell his large art collection, which is truly hideous.  Some of pictures look like the paintings on velvet that a guy in my neighborhood sells out of the back of his pickup truck on the weekends, and others are the kind of the inoffensive abstracts you see hung over hotel headboards.  Sadly, Eddie seems to think that because the artist has died, the art will be worth as much as his apartment.

Luis tells us that he prides himself on following up with his clients, which is why he’s getting together with Goopster’s neighbor, Angel.  It’s been 2 weeks, and Angel is upset that the Laight St. apartment hasn’t sold.  He demands results and angrily walks out on Luis, who is left wondering what just happened.

Knowing nothing about art, Ryan has an appraiser look at Eddie’s collection.  The expert tells him that the market for this artist has not changed since his death, and suggests that the frames may be worth more than the paintings. She advises Ryan to use them to stage the unit.

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Fredrik prepares for an open house in the Time Warner building.  Since he’s focusing on the Asian market, he’s naturally decided to wear a black satin Chinese jacket that has a matching cap with a long false braid sewn into it.  His put upon assistant, who’s being coerced into wearing a similar jacket, begs Fredrik not to don the cap, which might be considered offensive.  We then get to see Fredrik in action and can appreciate why he’s the top real estate broker in New York,  He can charm, joke, cajole and do business in several languages, including Chinese, Japanese and Korean.  When he mistakenly addresses a woman in Mandarin, and she tells him that she’s Japanese, he’s able to seamlessly switch languages in a way that doesn’t offend her.

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Ryan admits to finding his boss somewhat scary. At the office, he brings himself to tell Eddie about the expert’s less than flattering appraisal of the art work. It’s an opinion that’s apparently shared by the public, because Ryan posted a picture of one of the abstracts and only got 2 Likes for it. Undeterred, Eddie leans on Ryan to sell the awful collection and even gives him a painting as an incentive.  I’m sure Emilia was thrilled.  Now they’ll have to hang the picture any time Eddie is invited to their apartment.

Luis tells us that he likes to write every night at home to clear his head.  His peace of mind is shattered when he gets a call from Adam, the friend who allowed Angel to rent his apartment.  Unfortunately, he wants to move back in and get Angel and his family to move out.  This puts Luis, who has already felt the wrath of his client, in a terrible position.  He later meets Angel at Gleason’s Gym to watch a boxing match.  I’m not sure why, but we’re informed that boxing represents hope to Puerto Ricans.  I feel that there’s a joke to be made here, but I don’t want to knock the aspirations of an entire country.  Before he can break the bad news to Angel about his imminent eviction, Luis conveniently receives two offers for the apartment on his cell phone.  Although Angel just wants to move on and is willing to accept a low ball offer, Luis is savvy enough to know that his client isn’t happy.  He leverages the 2 competing bids and ends up securing $5 million for Angel. Luis once again succeeds thanks to pluck and luck.

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Ryan tries his best to interest people in Eddie’s art collection during the open house. When his charm offensive fails, Ryan resorts to giving people a triumph-over-tragedy story about the artist being a wounded vet who painted with his artificial limbs.  That’s right, it’s a two-fer:  buy a picture and support both our troops and the arts.  No one is that gullible.

Fredrik’s Asian-oriented open house for the Time Warner apartment didn’t yield any offers.  When he tells Cheryl that people found the unit too expensive, she bizarrely wants to increase the sale price to $42 million. She obviously resented the decrease in price that Fredrik insisted on.  She believes that “if you raise the price, they will come”.  Fredrik is incredulous, because he thinks that this will kill the momentum he’s been creating.  We leave Fredrik, Cheryl and Louis/Luis in a stalemate.

Ryan gets a $3.5 million offer for the apartment in Mulletville.  When he lunches with Scary Eddie to discuss the deal, Ryan nervously confesses that that no one wants the paintings.  After countering at $3.95 million, Eddie agrees to accept $3.725 million if Ryan keeps trying to sell the awful art.  Ryan is probably correct when he says that this is payback for his past sins.  So he ends up with a commission of $111,750 and an albatross around his neck.

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RHOMel S2 EP8 ~ All Dressed Up In Manila ~ (or Shame on Petti Playing the Race Card)

by RealityBytes

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This episode starts out still at the dinner where we left off and Gina and Petti have a couple of comments to one another, and for the life of me I don’t know why after having it explained to her numerous times, Petti can’t go with the flow with Gina’s sense of humor, but I digress…she just has to snark about the comments being racist. Knowing that would be a volatile subject, Lydia and Chyka both speak up trying to lighten the mood and even Jackie pipes up with when there is an issue between two people, only those two people should sit down together and hash it out…guess she hasn’t learned that lesson yet, eh? You never see her sit down with Gina!

The conversation seems a bit more congenial…(but Jackie’s facial expressions tell a different tale…and one of “I am about to explode or implode”, not sure which yet but it doesn’t look good, LOL. Petti goes on to say Gina is always making jabs at her, Gina asks for an example, and she comes up with Gina calling her Eddiefleur which was said in fun during another episode where Petti was saying she was an expert in this and an expert in that, and Janet said Eddiefleur, and Gina laughed and picked up on it, because she says she is an expert in everything, and in her circle someone like that is called Eddie-the-expert. Everyone laughed at the time, but I guess it still bothers Petty Petti. So now tit-for-tat-Petti says she will call Gina Ned Kelly. Gina shrugs, Chyka asks what it means and Petti says “Mask dahling…she’s got a mask on.”

DC/Gina: She is really locking horns with me…If I locked horns with her she would be gouged from one end of her body to the other because my horns are about 7,000 times bigger than hers.

Petti goes on to say that when she walked into the group of women everyone accepts her and she feels love from everyone but Gina put up a brick wall…Gamble says she doesn’t buy that, and ‘about to boil over Jackie’ says “but it isn’t about you Gamble!”

Then Jackie goes on to say she threw Gamble and her partner under the bus on some morning show and called him a lunatic, and Janet says that is true, and Gina said no she didn’t call him a lunatic. Janet says what Gina said was let’s throw the newbies under the bus…(which if true, would totally depend on the context of how she said it, wouldn’t it?)

‘Rolling-boil-Jackie says’ NO NO NO…Gina tells Jackie to FO, and ‘Rapid-Boil Over-The-Edge-Of-The-Pot-Jackie’ raises her voice and says NO YOU FO and then gives her the Italian/Croatian universal FO hand gesture!

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Jackie goes on yelling in her normal uncouth manner, Gina says to Gamble I told you all about that interview, Jackie fumes and gets up from the table saying she is so mad right now…(ya think?) Cross chatter going on and Jackie says she is so mad she is shaking (and sits back down) Janet reiterates Gina said let’s throw the newbies under the bus again, Jackie tells Gamble that Gina is NOT her friend, Petti smiles smugly at all that is going on, obviously quite pleased Gina is being attacked.

DC/Gina: I think Jackie is trying to convince Gamble that I am not a real friend to her, but WTF does Jackie know?

Jackie now challenging Gina to a lie detector test, and Janet is waving her arms saying that isn’t necessary because she was there.

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Again Gina brings up the demons possessing Jackie and calling her delusional and mad, Chyka yells stop it, Janet says stop that a few times…

DC/Janet: Everyone’s gone crazy…we’re now like a pack of screaming banshees…

Gina goes on to tell Jackie she is hysterical (and I am guessing not in a funny ha ha way)…and the ultimate insult Gina says “Just get that spirit off you…tell it to FO”… Jackie calls Gina a lying sack of shit.

Gamble says wait can I quickly say something please, and Petti interrupts her and says wait wait wait…Gamble doesn’t wait and goes on to say she trusts Gina…Jackie interrupts Gamble and say something about her only knowing her truth…Gamble asks what her truth is…Jackie says Gina knew all about your rumors before anybody else did….Janet says if that is true she is going to scream, Jackie says it is true, Gina says she is delusional.

DC/Chyka:  When Jackie said Gina knew all about the rumors I was actually floored

Jackie sitting their grinning now, and asked if that is the truth, Jackie says “of course it is.” (Uh…any proof of that Jacks?)

DC/Gamble: I think Jackie is trying to get me to mistrust Gina, and I trust Gina.

Gina tells Jackie she’s brutally aggressive, and asked what happened?

Jackie says “what happened? I don’t know why you lie so much”

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Jackie tells her basically that Gina needs to get laid (the polite version) the other version is a F…ing good brute…to which Janet replies no but she herself needs that!

Janet tells Jackie she thinks that was mean and Jackie just laughs and slaps the table.

A couple more back-and-forth comments of How dare you talk to me like that between Gina and Jackie (will this dinner ever end?????)

Now Petti has to get in on it and asks Gina if she has an issue with her?

Gina says “No, but I don’t think you have a sense of humor sometimes”

Petti…I don’t see humor when it is nasty

Gina…I think we don’t know each other

Petti…(using Jackie’s recent accusations) you threw me under the bus every single time.

Gina reaches her arm around Petti, kisses her on the cheek and says I’m sorry.

No one would think that would end it right…just checking?

Petti…”You need to know what you are sorry for” (arrrggghhhhhh)

Gina…”well you told me”

Then Janet pipes up and says it is time to party…Gina says she isn’t going partying, because this group picks on everything said (paraphrasing here)

Jackie says you make people believe your lies, then tells Gamble…”Keep laughing Gamble…we’ll have the last laugh not you” and then Jackie starts laughing manically

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Coming up:

Chyka says she wants to make a positive statement about Gamble’s Hens Night that is coming up…

DC Janet: It’s very easy for Chyka to have a positive note to end on, because if you think “I love you Chyks (slither Barbie) but the whole thing started with you baby!”

Visit to the Tea Master

Janet and Chyka visit Renee Sebastian the Tea Master. Janet sys this is the perfect time to ask the Tea Master about different tea blends.

Janet tells Renee about the fire and the charity foundation, and the reason they are marketing teas, and Janet gifted Renee some different teas, and then got into chai teas…They mix different ingredients.

Renee tells Janet if she really wants to market the tea she needs to study and learn about all the teas first, the differences in grades of tea, because they could get into serious trouble if they don’t have the quality control they need.

Janet said meeting with Renee was the highlight of her year…(all seemed pretty tame and benign to me, but I am glad Janet and Chyka had such a good time.)

Lydia and Gamble Have a Talk

Lydia tells Gamble how wonderful it is that she and Gina have become so close.

DC/Lydia: In Gamble’s eyes, Gina can do no wrong…Like what’s with that?

Gamble says she likes Gina a lot, she has been really supportive and has really helped me get through a few things

Lydia: Yeah

Petti and Jackie Talk

Petti goes to Jackie’s room and knocks on the door saying Jackie was so angry the night before she just wants to see if she is ok. (And I have a bridge to sell you if you believe that…she is there to gather more dirt on Gina)

Jackie says she doesn’t know what is going on with Gamble mimicking everything Gina “frick’in says” I said Gamble stop being a sheep

Petti: “Gamble was suddenly ranting at me like Who Let the Dog Out, fer Christ’s sake, get back in your cage.”

Jackie: I saw rage when I saw Gamble sticking up for Gina, but she will need to find that out for herself.

Back to Lydia and Gamble Have a Talk

Gamble: Gina is really straight forward and that’s the kind of person I like

Lydia: That’s the way she was with me initially, but I think there is also a lot of layers…and you just haven’t seen them yet…you haven’t had the privilege to see them…but Gina is stubborn…and Jackie doesn’t stop until she gets her answers, and (here we go) because she is psychic…she actually gets things…

Gamble: We all have our own thing…like I am a devout something-ist (couldn’t understand her…doing a head tilt here)

Lydia gives her a blank stare and then says…In my opinion because I’ve known Gina for awhile now and I’ve seen the way she is she does put people down and she doesn’t really want to know them …and I don’t mean that in a nasty way, but someone like Pettifleur she’s really upset you know what I mean?

Switch the Bitch back to Petti and Jackie Talk

Petti: I’ve had all these things these puzzle pieces with Gina and it’s starting to fit

Jackie: By the comments she has made

Petti Yeah but a lot is private outside like the airport thing

Jackie: I’ve never met a person who can lie to your face and have no emotion and I don’t know how you can live like that…isn’t that draining?

NOTE: If Jacks does move to the U.S/ and replaces Brandi…then she can see firsthand in Kim how that can be expertly done!)

Petti…Very draining to be her

Jackie…I certainly don’t trust her and I hope we can get passed that, but time will tell.

Back to Lydia and Gamble Have a Talk

The gist of this conversation is about Gina…seriously immature at times or she can’t be bothered and she seriously dismisses people

DC/Gamble: I don’t believe she puts people down…she puts people into perspective

Gamble…when I have doubts about something I often bounce things off her and she lets me know her perspective and if I have done something wrong she will tell me I have.

Lydia…it’s wonderful that you own it, but the times she mucks up she won’t own it and she thinks that she never mucks up.

DC/Lydia: All I am saying to Gamble is to protect herself because at the end of the day Gina (Lydia pronounces it Giner) is for Gina, and Gamble is for Giner! (All Righty Then…good to know Lydia…thanks soooooooooo much!)

 

Lydia Meeting Johanna’s Parents

It appears Johanna’s parents, Marina and Dario, have come to the hotel lobby of the resort to meet with Lydia, and Lydia shows up with flowers and gifts, and the letter Johanna sent with her.

Lydia hugs and greets them. Johanna’s mother thanks Lydia for taking care of her daughter and employing her…and Lydia tells them all the gifts are for them. She knows it is their 35th anniversary, and they thank her for the presents and say they are excited to meet her. Lydia hands them the letter and says they must read it because it is from Johanna.

DC/Lydia: Obviously Johanna speaks so highly of me, and I guess Johanna’s parents were so emotional because they know how much I look after their daughter, and how caring I am.

Lydia tells Johanna’s parents that she loves Johanna very much, and that she is her daughter in Australia, and that Johanna takes care of her if she is sick as well. She hands her one of the gifts and said it is a picture frame and her parents can put a picture of Lydia and Johanna in it…(LOL…uh…ok…)

Then Johanna’s little nephew shows up and Lydia picks him up and introduces herself as Mama Lydia to him…and gives him chocolate candy.

The Bar for Drinks

Petti and Gamble walk down the steps of the hotel to a voiceover of Petti saying she is about understated – sophistication – elegance…Petti has some headdress on with a jumpsuit and Gamble looks beautiful in her blue/white dress.

DC/Gamble: I saw Pettifleur and I nearly fell over…she looks like she could be fired out of a cannon.

DC/Petti: I decided to Rock a white jumpsuit, because I know all those other bitches are going to rock their pageant dresses.

Petti asks Gamble where she got her beautiful dress from, and Gamble says she bought it on-line…(YOU GO GIRL!) In return, Gamble asks Petti where she got all this from (indicating her headdress) and she says she has a friend who does this beautiful stuff.

DC/Gamble:  I would certainly give Petti’s headpiece a roll, but I wouldn’t wear it out!

Petti says “So you buy your clothes on-line?”

Gamble responds that she has gotten about 20 dresses on sale that way.

Petti…and you buy it on-line?

Gamble…yes…and changes the subject and says…I heard Chyka was worried about you last night, are you ok?

Well…I felt I had been rejected by Gina…Gamble says we are new, and it is a bit daunting, these girls all know each other…Petti says she was looking forward to getting to know Gamble (SINCE WHEN???)and supporting her and likewise having Gamble support her…Gamble says oh and you don’t feel like I am supporting you either?…No because it is like you are the little puppy dog, and Gina is the guard dog (ah…you are digging yourself in her Pettipants!)…and I can’t get to you because the guard dog is standing there and…Gamble says she really doesn’t feel like that.

DC/Gamble:  I found Pettifleur to be quite arrogant from the beginning so I haven’t offered her any support, and I did find her so condescending I get put off.

DC/Petti:  Every time I try and get to know Gamble it seems to be whatever I say seems to get distorted in her head and I sound like I am trying to interrogate her. (Grrrl…you just called Gina a Dog …how can that get distorted?)

Petti asks Gamble why she said Nouveau Riche and explained it to me as young rich and to the girls as new money.

Gamble responds saying it is that people spend their money on bling and other stuff, and Petti wants to know why Gamble thinks she spends her money frivolously and Gamble says well look at you (LOL) …and Petti disagrees saying I know where to wear my bling…and Gamble does her DC by saying c’mon…she is sitting here in a bling headpiece!

Gamble says all right well you can be offended if you want…but she didn’t mean anything bad by it…and then says some people need to get a sense of humor around here. Petti ask her if she has any royalty around her…Gamble says NO, and that she wasn’t implying that…Petti is just being PETTY! Then Petti says when she talks that way it is from snobbery…blah blah blah… Petti does give her a Barbie name of Carnival Clown Barbie, Gamble says fine, and then Petti says do you want to know what it means, and Gamble says no, and Petti says she’s glad she doesn’t know what it means, but hopes she finds out what it means.

Next subject, Petti wants to know about Gambles gowns and asks how does she get all this free reign of speding up and getting all these dresses…and then asks her if she gets an allowance or something!

Gamble tells her it is none of her business!

Petti then says no, seriously…

Gamble replies I am not telling you when and how, and says I don’t ask you how you bought your things.

Petti says…there is this thing called a wage, and I earn it, and I don’t have a credit card given to me or an allowance, do you? (PETTY Petti has no redeemable social graces or skills, does she?)

Gamble looks at her like she wants to bitch slap her, and once again tells her it is none of her business. (HEY PETTI…do you really wonder why people don’t warm to you?) Then she just looks at her and says “That’s so offensive!”

DC/Gamble: She’s trying to find out if I’m a kept woman…and I will tell you right now, the one who looks most kept around here right now is Pettifleur!

Petti tries to get out if it now and says you know why I am asking is because you asked me what my partner does (uh…that isn’t the same thing Petti…asking what someone does as their occupation isn’t asking a personal question) and see you dish it out but can’t take it (doesn’t she always say this???)

Gamble…oh excuse me, you asked me a million questions at the gallery, so you think I asked you a million questions back…so it’s a payback thing.

Petti asks…You don’t want me to get to know you?

Gamble says it is obnoxious the way you want to get to know me

Petti says I was curious because you were saying to me that your darling partner gives you an allowance and…Gamble cuts her off and says I am sorry but I am not having this conversation, and if you want me to leave…

DC/Petti:  I have a problem with women who don’t earn their money (shades of Jackie’s coaching coming out here)…and feel that they have a claim to their partner’s money. (And where has Gamble acted like she owns all of Rick’s money?)

Gamble says Don’t speak to me like that! It’s rude and I’m not having this conversation…so move on!

Petti…you don’t have to answer me, I was asking you because…Gamble picks up her purse and leaves. Petti just sits there smiling and says OK…walk away…

DC/Gamble:  I think Pettifleur is so rude and I don’t need to put up with her crap.

Petti is sitting at the bar laughing and says Oops…ha ha ha

The Rest of the Ladies Come to the Bar

Lydia, Chyka, Janet and Jackie start walking down the stairs…all are sensibly dressed, except I think I can see Jackie’s lack of knickers her dress is so short.

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They all walk into the bar, Petti is playing with her phone, the ladies say Hi to Petti and Petti starts in with I am so glad you are here

DC/Janet:  As soon as I see Pettifleur I think she is going for Whitney in the Bodyguard, and I think she has pulled it off fabulously.

Chyka asks why are you lonesome?…Lydia asks where is the other one…maybe she didn’t like what you are wearing, ha ha ha…Petti holds out her hand and says give me smacks everybody…they slap it and ask what did she do…Gamble proceeds to say she (Gamble) had asked her some questions at the Gallery and so she thought she would ask her some questions in return…and she asked her if she got an allowance…

DC.Lydia:  Why would Pettifleur want to go down that path?…(uh… because she IS Nouveau Riche?) It’s like asking somebody how much money do you have in your bank! (GOOD FOR YOU LYDIA) You know…really?

Janet pipes up and said what did she say?

Petti says she got really upset

Chyka said you made the insinuation that she doesn’t make her own money…and Janet asks is that where you were going?

Petti says I can’t say anything or I will get into trouble…to which Lydia replies Stop it you are not a child.

Petti says I know it was naughty of me to like ask that…and she said it’s none of your business I’m not going to answer you, but you can ask me where I get my money…because I don’t have an allowance and I don’t have access to my partners card, and I told her there is this thing called a wage…and she got really upset and defensive…

You think that she thought that you were being derogatory towards her then Chyka said.

Petti says it wasn’t her intent…(Yeah right Petti, now you say that after you thought all the girls would giggle over what you did and now they have all sans Jackie chastised you for doing it)

DC/Chyka: I think at this moment, Pettifleur overstepped the mark (RIGHT CHYKA)

Changing the subject as fast as she can, she says gleefully and she didn’t know the meaning of the Barbie name I gave her…Janet asks what the Barbie name was that she gave her and Lydia pipes up and says Ned Kelly Jr. and then laughs…and Janet says the ventriloquists dummy…

DC/Janet: Gina has her hand right up Gambles butt to the tongue

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Gina and Gamble walk into the bar and say hello to the ladies

DC/Gina: I had a lovely day on my own just to recover and refresh from the night before, so I walk into the bar and there is Jackie, and I think uh hmm…she is looking a little bit calmer tonight which is good, and suddenly there is Grace Jones, and I’m thinking oh…when did she arrive.

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Lydia hugs Gamble and asks where did she go, and Gamble says she threw a bit of a tantrum…(NOT…walking away from Petti was not a tantrum) Gamble then asks are you all right Ms. Fleur?, and then says there are things I am going to keep private (Jackie smirks) you are going into a zone that obviously upsets me and please don’t do that again, ok? I don’t think you would do that to any of the other women…Petti says yes I have had conversations with the other women…Lydia says but that doesn’t mean it is comfortable for her. Petti says I’m sorry and if you don’t want me to talk about stuff like that, but remember you asked ME those questions…Gamble says I did not, Petti…yes you did, Gamble…I did not…I asked what your partner did!

Chyka chimes in and says do you think we should lighten up the mood?…and maybe talk about Gamble’s Hens night, cause Jackie and I have been doing some stuff and we’ve got a theme…and the theme is James Bond Girls…everyone claps and yells and say it will be fun.

Gamble brings up that her sister Tempest is coming to Melbourne to have some plastic surgery…Janet says she told Tempest she would love it after the work is done, and Petti snidely says to Chyka…What if the surgeon makes the sister look like her! Chyka laughs.

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They are all talking about the skin being frozen for awhile, Lydia says she could have the fat sucking machine at her house walking around…Petti says it isn’t good for the organs…someone says it is only for an hour…

Janet brings up that Petti has a special day coming up and she is wondering how they are going to celebrate it. And Petti goes into wanting the White Bentley again, with linen interior…(the way she is describing it, it reminds me of the PBS Comedy “Keeping up Appearances” where Hyacinth describes her china as “Royal Doulton with the hand-painted periwinkles”.)

Lydia asks if she can ask Petti a personal question, and says “Who is buying it?” Petti ignores her and goes on talking about the car having to buy it brand new…Lydia asks the question again…Petti goes rambling on about losing $200,000.00 the minute she drives it off the lot in depreciation…Lydia says we’ve all done that…and brings up the million dollar question as to whether Frank is buying Petti the car. Then Petti says that would be a very big “ask” on her part…and Lydia says something about that is a huge allowance…and Petti says she doesn’t get an allowance…Petti goes on and on about no allowance and no access to credit cards…

DC/Petti: I deserve the Bentley for one reason and one reason only because I look bloody fabulous in it.

Gamble turns privately to Gina and says I have now learned how to say feminist and I can tell her I am a feminist and stop being a c**t…Gina laughs! (Sorry…as much as I hate that word, it was funny coming from Gamble to Gina who got in deep doo doo last year for saying it.)

The Farm

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Janet is telling how she wants to have some R&R and is taking the ladies to “The Farm” which is the premium spa in the Philippines.

Lydia and Gamble having a foot massage, and Gamble asks her what she is going to be up to when they get back to Melbourne and Lydia says it is the 25th anniversary of her little son that died so she is going to the cemetery. She visits him every year. Gamble says she is sorry (that she lost her son) and she finds it absolutely heartbreaking…and if it is any consolation she is not alone in the loss, and apologizes again for Chyka’s party because she couldn’t hear well from the other end of the table and didn’t know when the conversation turned from the wedding of her son to the loss of her child. Lydia in her DC remarks she felt a bit of sisterhood closeness with Gamble at that moment.

Lydia asks what happened the day before with Petti and Gamble says she gets a bit dogmatic at times…and we don’t know each other well enough for her to be discussing her intimate finances with her…and about her father and grandmother dying and her inheritance…Lydia said but you have just told me…and here comes the best line of the night…Gamble says “But you’re not being an asshole dahling!” (bada bing bada boom!) Lydia laughs.

DC Lydia: I have a little soft spot for Gamble, I don’t know why, she is a very soft gentle woman…it was really lovely having Gamble open up to me.

Switch the Bitch (I just had to say that since no one has in 5 minutes) to Janet, Jackie and Gina getting massages… and then to Chyka and Turban Petti getting massages as well. Chyka says how wonderful and relaxing and hopes it stays that way through dinner, and Petti says she has a feeling it is a calm before the storm…(she must have trouble up her sleeve…or know that Jackie is going to start something since she has been mute today so far.)

Dinner at Alive Cuisine @ The Farm

Gina and Gamble are the first to arrive and are having a sip of wine while they wait. There is small talk between the two about Gina’s partner and their long distance relationship because he travels so much.

The rest of the ladies arrive, and Lydia asks how everyone is feeling, and they all say relaxed. Gina starts out by inviting all the ladies to a sneak preview of her shoe line she is about to launch. While everyone else seems excited, here is Jackie’s reaction…

jackies reaction

Chyka said…Who knew?

Petti asked if she was designing

DC/Lydia: I have never heard Gina talk about shoes, designing, or anything like that.

Petti…are you having pumps, slingbacks, pointies…please tell me you are doing a pair of boots (Uh have you ever seen Gina in a pair of boots?)

(Dear Lydia…read her book)

Gina…No I’m not doing any daywear

Petti…No I mean bling boots

Chyka…No I think Gina is more of a heel girl

Petti…so you are not doing boots…at all?

DC/Petti: Gina and her shoes…yeah…

Lydia…where are they getting made?

Gina…Turkey

DC/Gamble: I’m definitely getting myself a bunch of her shoes!

DC/Lydia: I’m not sure what customers …obviously a lot of women like her, bridal and drag queens.

Gamble starts talking about bags she would like to market, and says she doesn’t know much about it like the other women, but she wants to do the little doggie walking bags. As the cat releases Jackie’s tongue…she says you should call it Doggie Couture.

Janet says she really likes Gamble and wishes her success.

Petti can’t stand they are discussing Gamble and not her, so she whips out a copy of her manuscript and says it is for Lydia to read…

Gina says…Can I tell you something, I read the first page…

Petti…you did? You are shocking me

Gina, yes and you actually do address the issue that bitch has been derogatory

Petti in her DC said that is the highest compliment coming from Gina…and the fact that she read the book…it is brilliant…(NO, she said she read the first page)…

Gina…but I don’t think you should start a paragraph with “because”  (LOL)…Petti says it hasn’t been typeset yet, Gina says she does worry still that it might be like the other book…Petti says she is not interested in reading anybody else’s books…Gina says it is similar…Petti says it is totally different and we quickly move on to Petti saying her famous blah blah blah blah…more book discussion among all the ladies with Petti leading the conversation and snapping her fingers…until Gamble says “switching the bitch I’m, so over it…and Petti looks stunned!

Gamble wants to know what her Barbie name means…someone asks what is was and they say Carnival Clown Barbie…Gina says do you want her to like you after that comment, that’s not very nice, and Petti says…are you her guard dog or something, my God! (while waving her arms)…Gamble keeps asking what it means while Petti is ranting…and she says it is just something she does and she smiles and moves her head back and forth (Say WHAT???)…Gamble laughs and says Is that all! They toast!

group shot

NEXT WEEK:

  • Gina invites the ladies to her shoe launch (gonna be some friction there because she has named some shoes after her co-stars)
  • Petti shows up to something in a vintage dress and Gina says in a DC that her hat looks like wrapped toilet paper on her head.
  • There are some pictures that have been released of Gamble

OK ladies…you pick the best line of the show:

  1. Gamble saying to Lydia “But you’re not being an asshole dahling!”
  2. Petti saying to Chyka…What if the surgeon makes the sister look like her!

For more Gina Liano shoes…

http://ginaliano.com/shop/shoes

Where to buy Petti’s book

http://www.pettifleur.com (which goes to a blank page that says new website coming soon) so I tried to find the publisher and I found this https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/Pettifleur and I can’t find much more so I don’t know if it is self-published or just an eBook…I will keep looking…but for now…

Ciao y’all…have a great week!

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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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354 Responses to Million Dollar Listing New York – I have Some Art to Sell You! / Real Housewives of Melbourne – All Dressed Up in Manila

  1. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. It’s cold outside. 😨 Mother Nature is pushing us back. What’s up with that? I hope it’s nice in your hood. 😊 Have a great day.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      Good morning Powell-it’s cold here too!! 46 right now but we are supposed to warm up to 60 this afternoon…I need warm weather!!!

      • Powell says:

        Hey JNNTJ. 👋👋👋😊
        I know right? I was out at the grocery store and just as I was leaving it started drizzling. Where’s that 80 degrees?

  2. Hey, everyone.

    Thanks for the blogs, Reality_Bytes and NotInStCyr. Weekend reading! Yay!

  3. Hey everyone, http://www.pettifleur.com is now up and running!

  4. NotInStCyr…I really like your easy blogging style…and your humor! Great blog…I watch this show and also the Million Dollar Listing LA one with the Altman brothers and Josh Flagg…love them both mainly so I can live vicariously through seeing all the properties!

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

    Great blogs!!
    That damn Luis makes me so nervous!! I had to change the channel a few times because I thought he was going to lose both buyers! He always makes me anxious!! I finally felt calm for him when he was sitting at his desk writing and then he got the phone call! I can’t even deal with him and at the same time I love him!

  6. SJP thinking about you and hope to see you soon, like TODAY!!!

  7. TexasTart says:

    RealityBytes, I fixed it and removed the request. Thank you and NotInCyr for the recaps! 😀

  8. Oh hai.

    Thinking about recent events on the blog…

    I’m 51. I date a guy who is 27.

    I look like I’m 40. Because I spend a lot of $$$ to look like that. And work in an industry where I can avail myself of the latest anti aging technological advances. The guy looks like he’s 35 because he’s balding- lol.

    Shrug

    I saw all the comments passed about how desperate Sonja and LuAnn looked “chasing” younger men. Of course? No mention of the men chasing them but whatevs…consenting adults and all that.

    Just like cursive writing and Velcro shoes, I could care less what anyone here or really anywhere else thinks.

    While I can understand why someone would need a break from the blog, too bad-you’re all stuck with me.

    Regardless of any BS judgement on the part of anonymous internet posters regarding my carefully considered life choices.

    Sorry not sorry.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      Well all I have to say is…YOU GO GIRL!!!

    • LaineyLainey says:

      But, ” there’s a movement afoot”… Haven’t you heard?

      I’m quoting myself, in case my attempt at humor flopped^^^^. There must be a word for people who quote themselves.

      So … share some of these age defying techniques,why don’t you? “Get your ass off the couch” better not be one of the age defying techniques, OMIB. Cause I think I’ve taken root.

      I never thought we were curing cancer here. But if people want to discuss cougars, may dec romances, penmanship, Velcro shoes,…then discuss away! I love seeing everybody’s opinions and reading about their unique experiences.

      And…you go with yr bad self, OMIB. I’m glad you’re enjoying life. And I’m glad you’re not going anywhere.

      Come back SJP!!!

      • Age defying? Well ok here ya go…according to me only- make it work for you.

        No carbs. Turn turns to sugar- see below
        No sugar. Causes inflammation in the skin making you look older
        Only clear or white booze. Red wine, rum, whiskey makes the skin ruddy
        Only 2-3 glasses of booze per week. The hooch will age you but quick. See Kim for examples.

        Do this “facelift”diet 2-3 times per month.
        http://blog.perriconemd.com/perricone-3-day-diet-get-a-face-lift-in-your-kitchen/

        Go get Botox and fillers. Don’t let anyone “overfill” you because it “will settle in a week” insist in going back in a week instead. See Brandi for examples of what NOT to do. See Jill Zarin and Luann for good injectables.

        Get FotoFacials. Makes the skin flawless and creates more collagen and elastin. See Ramona for examples.

        Talk to a board certified plastic surgeon about tweaks. Expect to pay top dollar. Research the $$$. Take out a loan if you have to.

        Get a good “Brar” Buy pretty and also pretty raunchy lingerie. Don’t save it for special occasions.

        Lastly? Get a 27 year old. He (or she- no judgement) will get your ass off the couch and put it right in bed for you.😜

    • Ditto! I see nothing wrong with an older woman and younger man. My husband is 15 years older than me. What’s good for the goose…. 😉 I’d be a hypocrite if I thought otherwise.

      • I was trying to find goose emojis and this is as close as I could get

        🐣🐣🐣

      • Powell says:

        Right. I really don’t think anyone here is dead against it. I think how Lu & Sonja are known to have dalliances, Lu while married. And yes the Count did it too but it was wrong for both of them to do it. And Sonja always in heat. I think that’s what turned some off.

    • California35 says:

      You go girl 😄😄

      No judging on my part AT ALL. I dont think you go after every young guy even though you already have one. You dont go on TV and get drunk showing yoir privates. You don’t act likr you are the sexiesy girl around, etc etc etc.

      Now if you do…. i still don’t care 😜 I only talk about Sonjia becausr she is doing all of that on TV. On a show I watch, and I expect a bitpre class than that.

      Yeah! Please dony ever go. I missed you when you have desapeard in the past… ☺️😄😄

    • Foxymel(Mel) says:

      Well first, I didn’t think Luan looked desperate because I’ve always liked Lu since her pirate days. And second, I can’t afford laser light therapy on my face for little sun/age spots on the side of my cheeks and I just started using youth code from L’Oréal spot corrector. Holy moly! After 5 days 2/week I’ve seen some of the spot decrease and also the redness around for some broken capillaries!
      Third, good for you about the younger guy!

    • Powell says:

      Girllllll! Don’t even be #SorryNotSorry Do you! 👉 😉

    • I actually think love knows no age…but what I find creepy is that Sonja has consistently chased these men who are incredibly young. Chased multiple men (ala Brandi Glanville?) and that is when the creep factor sets in. Sounds like you have an adult relationship with a man that happens to be younger. What Sonja and many of these other “ladies” do is chase younger men to make themselves feel and appear younger. Its doesn’t work.

      • But these younger men are not victims here.

        These are consenting adults who are free to walk away at any time.

        While I don’t like overt sexuality- I think it’s tacky- Creepy? Not in my opinion.

        I guess we will have to agree to disagree.

        • hawkmoon947 says:

          Agree with you. If a relationship is based on shared interests, values and friendship, then love should know no bounds. But if it’s mostly based on lust or the novelty of attracting and using someone younger, it is kinda icky.

    • TexasTart says:

      And you’re stuck with me! 😛 I respect how you laid that out, OMIB. My initial reaction was YOU GO GIRL! but now it just sounds like I’m copying Jill! 🙄 Mr. Tart has 15 years on me, for whatever that’s worth.

    • Totally stuck with me after all!!!!!

      And by the way YOU GO GIRL!!!!! I still think Toaster Oven and LuMan look desperate but that has nothing to do with chasing younger men but the fact that they are on a reality tv show on Bravo! I mean really don’t most of the housewives come off as kind of desparate? Sure there are exceptions, but most of them have sold their souls to Bravo.

  9. LaineyLainey says:

    So I was looking at twitter, and someone I follow @davidcruztmm, posted should you take advice from Bethenny? with a link. I clicked it and this was one of the comments….

  10. lila1star says:

    Thought I would stop in and Hi so you all don’t forget me 🙂 Thank you bloggers–your write ups are as close to Bravo as I will be getting in the near future.
    I was going through the comments of the last blog post and wanted to say a couple things…
    Yo and Lyme–as someone (me) who has Lyme and have been disabled by it I can assure you imo that she is probably making things worse for herself with all those treatments. I get she wants a cure–I get she wants to go back to normal–I really do get that–after over 10 years I still get angry but when I finally let that go other doors opened for me–I found talents I did not know I had etc…

    2nd–another opinion–Kim R. has never been sober-never ever. She went on Dr. Phil because she is arrogant and delusional enough to believe she could control the national narrative! Convince everyone she was ok…blah blah Seems little K was angry as well–not sure at who but I think it was Dr Phil.
    If the Hilton money tossed around and strings pulled so the Dr. Phil show ended with a happy touchy feely ending then Kim escapes responsibility one more time but it didn’t go down that way. oops

    Bravo has been exploiting all of this for years and that’s why I will get my Bravo right here–if u don’t mind.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      I love reading your comments lila1star! ITA with everything you said.

    • Interesting perspective, thank you for sharing your opinion based on your own experiences with Lyme disease.

      Hope you’re feeling better.

    • Foxymel(Mel) says:

      ((((Lilastar)))) I enjoy reading your comments.

    • Powell says:

      Hey lila. 👋👋👋😊 And NO I don’t mind. 😉

    • plainviewsue says:

      Lila, I saw that Yolanda put yet another picture on Instagram. Looks like she’s flying first class to France now.

    • TexasTart says:

      Hi lila, good to see you post. Glad you found some talents you didn’t know you had! I think there were times Kim seemed to have it together, but I think she has used and or been prescribed behavior and/or nervous system altering prescriptions all along. Keep checking in with us, ya’ hear?!

    • Lila1star – thank you for sharing your insight. A couple questions for you.
      1. Do they have a scale for Lyme? For example with MS we typically fall into four different categories based on severity. Luckily for me I tend to be in the benign category which about 10-15% of folks with MS fall into and is the mildest. I know Lyme is newer and they are still finding out so much about it so was just curious how they classify cases.
      2. You have obviously had a pretty severe case of it, do you think Lemons is just Lyme or do you think there could be other factors contributing to her illness such as the “Q” disease she mentioned, etc?
      Thanks for sharing your experience there are so many unknowns for Lyme so it helps to have a great ambassador here!

    • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

      Great comment — well said Lila and stay well. All good health to you.

  11. lila1star says:

    Aww Thank You Lainey–how are you? Turned cold here again and here I thought we had arrived and we were actually going to have spring this year!

  12. ladebra says:

    I have a question about double mastectomy and recurring breast cancer. I’m not being snarky, I really have a question. If you have the double mastectomy to remove breast tissue, how do you get breast cancer again? That seems unfair.

  13. So the funniest line of RHOM was when Gamble said, “I’m a devout Darwinist” hahaha!! I don’t know what she meant but I lost my mind!!

  14. ladebra says:

    Great blogs once again! I don’t watch the real estate show, NotInStCyr, but I love reading you blog.

    Reality_Bytes you are sending me to On Demand to catch the show so I can see Jackie loose her mind lol. Her facial contortions are not becoming, someone should tell her to practice in front of the mirror some more. 😜

  15. Orphan Black is on tonight…West Coast it is on at 6pm if you want to see it earlier…

  16. chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

    PRINCESS —- are you just playing and playing and playing 🌀🌀🌀🌀with my mind with these ICE T things ! Stop it ! I won’t fall for this crap again !!!!!!!

    Are you FOR REAL !!!????


    FOXY- about to do my peel next week – im past due.
    I ordered the 25% (highest this woman makes) to dab w a q-tip in spots I really need to work on. I’m super PSYCHED !

    ——
    Going to catch up on the blogs.

    I HATE PETTY PETTY 🌹and im team Gina for life.
    I love how Lydia has to make all her things about “herself” – like meeting her housekeeper’s family – all about Lydia. !

    Living gamble and gina that’s all.
    Going to read now.

    OH I SAW BREAKING ON TMZ THAT YOU KNOW WHO IS ——IS———— indeed GOING TO REHAB. Malibu barbie rehab but still rehab?????
    Anyway not sure.

    • ladebra says:

      Woohoo. Maybe Dr. Phil did get through.

    • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

      What other CHOICE did this mean Bit$) have !????? Even if she goes for like 28 days and/or a Club Med type non tough rehab —- and plans to start pills and drinks as soon as she’s out (see: Lindsey) —

      This can still be only a MEDIA PLOY to cover her a$$ and make sure she GETS BACK on bravo.
      So I don’t trust she truly wants help.
      I really don’t. Sorry – just me.

      I honestly hope she gets help but she’ll need humility and that is not in her persona.

      • I agree because I think she sees the handwriting on the wall with Bravo.

        • Powell says:

          Mmmm hmmmm. ITA ladies.

          She needs to publicly apologize to Kyle for yrs of abuse&for letting Booble Bobble Head do what she did to Kyle this season and apologized to the ladies for this season, along w/ a minimum of 3 mths rehab before I believe her. Yup I’m asking for the moon and stars before I believe her.

      • TexasTart says:

        I kind of doubt she’s doing this for herself, but if for anything, I would hope at her kids request. Still, you have to want to help yourself …boy could she ever use some humility….good call.

    • Orson who doesn't own a circus or any monkeys says:

      I bet it’s a 30 day program at a Malibu spa/rehab resort. And I wouldn’t be surprised if she left early. I’m not sure where Betty Ford is, but BF is now a part of the Hazelden franchise, so it’s a reputable rehab center. I bet 20 internets that Kim doesn’t go to Betty Ford.

      • TexasTart says:

        I’m thinking similar to you that if it’s in Malibu, it’s not a tough enough program for her. But at least she’s in a place where she can’t harm others…well, you know, at least she can not drive herself around town while in rehab.

        • Powell says:

          Nothing in Cali is tough enough IMO because she can just flee and go home. If she’s in Arizona, Colorado, it would be a bit tougher for her to just leave.

    • TexasTart says:

      Yes. I’m really disappointed in Kandi because this doesn’t seem like a responsible move when they keep showing us they have relationship problems!

      • TexasTart says:

        Kandi avoids/ignores most of the disfunction in her relationships, which is another reason it seems crazy to expand her family!

      • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

        No doubt the psychological/ mental/ emotional stresses she’s been having must have been hindering her ability to conceive. Possibly — I say.
        Jmho – as I know about 5 different adopted people whose parents couldn’t get pregnant, chill axed when they adopted said friend and then presto got pregnant naturally. >> they all have younger siblings.

        Of course – “secondary” pregnancy issues is a true issue so I’m not denying that she may have an underlying medical problem.
        There are books I remember we published at my company i worked at about troubles with getting pregnant a second time. Or I should say, having a second child.

        Im LOVING kandi coming for Meany at the WHITEDressReunion2015 but she has issues with dealing with conflict in her personal life – maybe mostly her immediate family.

  17. ladebra says:

    Morning smiles!

  18. chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

    REEEEEEBS :::::

    I think I remember you saying you lived in Scottsdale – I belueve 👑LVP is there this weekend ???

    I thought of you !

    • Rebecca wishes dragons would appear and roast every Housewife who says or does something stupid. says:

      I didn’t know that until just now. I missed it. 😞😢😡😭💔

  19. T-Rex says:

    Good morning peeps, I will first start with I FEEL for all of you still experiencing winter, but apparently we here in the south are headed down to Hades this year as we woke up to a LOW of 80 degrees this morning, we will be venturing to the upper 90’s and it’s only April. I never venture into our pool, which is not heated, until usually late May since I a wuss and until the water is at least 85 not going in, well yesterday the pool reached the optimal temp and went in to get a relief from the heat. First time in 24 years our electric bill has been so high and we keep it at 77 degrees, the summer is going to be brutal I foresee. YUCK

    Okay just skimmed about the cancer information and Amber Marchese, I think it’s horrific her cancer has returned, as someone in the midst of this horrible process, it just shows that these evil cells will find a way to make your life miserable once they take a hold in your body. Ms Amber did a radical approach to her illness so she wouldn’t have to face the disease again, and still here she is unfortunately dealing with this again. As oncologists note they try to get everything out of your body via surger, and chemo therapies and other drugs, and when your scans and blood say you are possibly in the clear, those devious evil cells some times are just finding other places to attack you. I hope for her sake that her cells have not metastasized too far outside her initial cancer area, because when that happens it’s a hugely difficult task to get back into remission. I hope for her the doctors are wrong, or that they find it’s a small uprising of cells and they can kill them.

    LyingLIarDRugAddictAlcoholicKim was finally SHAMED into attending a cupcake rehab, while this bandaid may be a tad helpful, unless that bitch goes to a real, proper rehab, I don’t see her becoming sober, she is just going to learn how to better mask her substance abuse so she doesn’t get “caught” doing it, not stopping. I hope I am wrong. My spy says that Bravo is going ask her back, ugh i know, but that there will be extreme substance abuse clauses in that new contract. Her sister Kathy is the one that went to Bravo this time to state that the show will be helpful in her recovery. We shall see, the other ladies have said they really have no issues filming with her if she stays sober, but again are adamant they will NOT film with THELIARSUPREMESLUTBAGSCUMBAGLYINGLIARJEALOUSBITCHMORONSTFUBrandi, and she and her PR time are begging furiously for her to get a contract, however the other ladies are not budging they will NOT film with her. Bravo wants that TrampWeLoveEileen and LypsLIsa for sure, contracts already sent to them

    • California35 says:

      Yay!!! #nomorebrandi 😊

      About Kim, tyere is alsways someone that will hepl her get out of trouble and now too stay on Bravo (job). Im sure this has always been the case, soooo

    • TexasTart says:

      It was 94 and humid as all go get yesterday. So I guess peeps are either too cold or too hot!

      I think you’re right about cupcake rehab, maybe it’s Promises? I know there are others.

    • T- Rex – sending you cooling thoughts. Thanks for the intel. I hope Bravo changes their mind on Rambles and stands firm on not bringing Booble Bobble back.

    • ladebra says:

      I feel for you Rex. It’s the humidity! lol to which I always say AND the oven heat!

    • TexasTart says:

      It seems incredulous they would consider asking KIM back and you would think the same people that are adamant about not filming with Brandi would feel the same about KIM. That may have not been available info to your source – is why you said “we’ll see”.

      I can see some folks could be lead to think keeping KIM on the show helps keep her sober but that has already been disproven. How about set the sobriety aside and just deal with the fact she’s an absolutely horrible person?!!!

      • mrs peabody says:

        You know when Kim isn’t high I like her and think she’s funny but when she’s using I can’t stand her. I would hope they would show her opening up about it seriously. I know they can’t show AA but maybe her getting ready to go or coming back from it. Something to show she is serious about it rather than getting so angry about it all the time. I would like to see her working on her relationship with Kyle and seriously apologizing to her. I won’t watch Brandi, I think she is disgusting and have no desire to have that piece of crap on my tv. If she comes back I’ll watch as I do like the other ladies but I will fast forward past anything she is in. Her time has past.

      • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

        Hear hear girlfriend !!! 💁

    • Powell says:

      I feel bad for Amber too. I’M so sick of this disease. I didn’t say anything but week before last my family lost a member to cancer. I call her an aunt. She isn’t a biological aunt but she’s a sister of my uncle that died 3 yrs ago. My uncle’s siblings, and family are considered aunt’s, cousins, etc since me and another cousin that is also not blood related, all our lives. But it was her 3rd time w/breast cancer. It took her this time. I didn’t go to the funeral in SC but some of my family did.
      I don’t think I’ll ever understand this disease. I continue to wish, hope and pray that scientists will finally discover the “IT” to eradicate this horrible disease. But I know I’m not wishing any more than you T-Rex and others that are living with it.

  20. Princess, Ladebra, Powelly and other Orphan Black watchers – what do you think so far? I am not really loving the Castor clones. Tatiana kicks their butt and I want to see more of her doing crazy clone things. I do think the opening Helena dream sequence was kind of brilliant – more of that please!!!

  21. Veena (NMD) says:

    Bruce is getting all the attention, but this letter by Linda Thompson (wife #2) show how his struggle with gender identity affected her and her life – I get that he was too scared to tell her – and it seems like she’s got quite a bit of resentment towards him for walking away from the children – and perhaps even for not transitioning earlier and marrying Kris and continuing on with the lie for so many more years while she was a single mom – until she met and married David.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/linda-thompson/bruce-jenner-linda-thompson_b_7080918.html

    • ladebra says:

      It’s great that his children accept him, support him, have talked with him and asked their questions and appear to love and respect him.

      • Powell says:

        Yes. I am so happy about that too. It was good to see his daughter Cassandra. I haven’t seen her since she was a little girl because if she’s at any family event that’s on tv she’s not shown. I don’t think she ever wanted any part of that like her siblings.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      It’s hard for me to call a man a “hero” (as many have on social media) when I know his kids were suffering from his absence-and he wasn’t absent because of his “secret” he was absent because he had created a new family-no matter who Bruce is he will always be first and foremost, in my mind, a shitty friggen father. That maybe harsh and judgemental but I don’t care. He made a choice to leave his kids behind for a long time and that’s shitty.
      While I applaud his honesty today in sharing what he has been going through I will always have a hard time with the way he chose to do it-he shopped around for an interview and created the circus that he claims to despise. While I think ALL the Kardashians are media whores I’m starting to think the ring leader in the circus is Bruce himself. I’m sure his E! show will be surrounded in as much hype as his interview with Diane Sawyer-it will be a true Kardashian circus with Bruce as the star. He may be brave in his decision to share his struggle with the world but in the end, Bruce must love the circus way more than he let’s on.

      This may not be a popular opinion but I want to share it anyway-my feeling are about Bruce-not about Bruce and his transition. I’m 100% in agreement that people should be free to be who they are supposed be-but if that person is not a good person to begin with-changing their gender doesn’t change their shitty behavior. I wish Bruce had the support and courage to be who he is supposed to be a long time ago. No one should have to live their life being afraid.

      The mothers of his children should be so proud of themselves-especially Linda, as it seems she raised her boys alone. They raised very caring and accepting children-they are true heroes in my mind.

      • Strong opinion.

        I’m confused tho- how did his kids suffer in his absence?

        Does divorce make a man a shitty father?

        I haven’t read Linda’s interview/article- are you basing your opinion on that?

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          Divorce certainly doesn’t make any parent shitty-but not being in your children’s life is shitty. His kids suffered b/c he wasn’t there for them-he was absent. His son questioned why a father wouldn’t attended his child’s graduation-that’s sad and shows he wasn’t there for them.

          • My parents divorced and divorce didn’t make my father a shitty father – what made him a shitty father was his not participating in my upbringing and forgetting me on holidays and multiple birthdays of mine. Needless to say I agree with you JNNTJ – be whatever you want to be but if you choose to be a parent well then be a parent.

            • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

              SJP-that is exactly my point.

              • mrs peabody says:

                I agree with you too on him being a shitty father. It doesn’t matter how he was feeling inside about being in the wrong body, he was still their father and should have been there for him. I may have mentioned it before on here but I am in my second marriage. My children are from my 1st marriage and the saddest thing my then 7 year old ever said to be after their father cancelled out on something yet again was when he asked me if all dad’s were like that. It broke my heart that he didn’t know what real fathers were like. He was 3 months old when I left his dad and had never lived with a father that he could remember. Luckily for him I had at this time met his future stepfather and could say to him that no they weren’t, ***** isn’t like that. Over the years of him growing up he got to see what a real dad was like and I’m proud to say that even though he is now divorced he is in his kids life on a weekly basis. I’ve always told my boys to be the type of father you wished you had had not the type you had. So I agree there is absolutely no reason for a dad to not be in their children’s life no matter what they are going through (unless it puts their children in danger)

                • I remember listening to my mom begging my father to come see me or all the times I waited and he just never showed up. Sounds like you found a really good role model the second time, glad you did.

                  • mrs peabody says:

                    I did and he was and is a great step father to my boys. I used to beg my ex to take the kids too but it didn’t matter, if he had something else planned (fri/sat night at the tavern) he wouldn’t change his plans for the kids. I finally gave up and figured it was his loss but I knew it really hurt my kids and no matter how hard I tried to fill in the gap it just wasn’t the same thing. I don’t understand how a person can ever abandon their kids like that and it also really makes me mad when I see a mother taking out their anger over a relationship going sour out on the father’s relationship with his kids, I don’t understand why either one would want to hurt their kids like that. Both moms and dads need to realize the kids relationship with the parent out of the home must be there. With my 2 boys I see 2 wonderful father’s who are both involved in their kids lives, one is divorced and one is still married but they are both in their kids lives. I guess they listened to mom when I told them to be the fathers they wish they had had. Also both my boys are lucky they did have a step father who was very involved in their lives but it still isn’t the same thing. I am sorry you had to go through that with your father I know it was hurtful to you and shame on him. But it’s his loss not yours. My boys to this day don’t really have much of a relationship with their dad and again it is his loss because my boys are great men.

          • I agree- shitty and unacceptable.

            I’ll go read the article.

        • Veena (NMD) says:

          It was his ex-wife’s opinion that Bruce was a shitty father – you have to read the article – he was basically absent from their lives after he married Kris.

          • T-Rex says:

            Not only his Ex-wife, but his own kids, have also stated he was a shitty father, and basically abandoned them while they all still lived in the same town, it was like they no longer existed once Bruce met and married Kris.

        • Powell says:

          They showed it 2 seasons ago how Brody & Brandon, the sons of Linda confronted him on why he wasn’t in their lives. A lot of the blame was placed on Kris. Bruce finally told his kids Kris wasn’t at fault. He said after the divorce he didn’t feel he would be a good father since he was no longer married to their mother. Blah blah blah. All excuses. He didn’t try to be a proper father. Thank goodness for them they finally worked thru it. I understand Bruce has to live the rest of his life in his truth but after a couple of yrs being the father that his kids wanted, now he’s dropped this on them. Yes he’s their father but his physical changes are pushing him away from being that physical male influence of a father they just got back.
          I just hope they can all be a happy family.

        • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

          Kris is the “mastermind” behind the entire family’s fame-including Bruce’s. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Kris not only helped Bruce negotiate his interview with DS but also his deal with E!….it’s what Kris does-and like it or not -she’s very good at. I don’t agree with the fame whoring of the family but that’s their choice and people obviously live to watch this crap.

          • California35 says:

            Funny, i was ndering about this while i watch the special. Kris was his rep way back when and has been all along, so I did think that she is probably the one doing all the rep and degotiations.

          • LaineyLainey says:

            Now, I could be wrong,..but..I think I remember Wendy Williams saying that Bruce’s deal with E! Has nothing to do with the Kardashians or Kris Jenner. Allegedly, she has absolutely nothing to do with this and will not profit from his new business deal with E! Allegedly.

            • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

              Thats what I thought too. That “THAT WHOMAN” was getting NO SAY and NO DEAL at all in Bruce’s show.

              I thought they chose another production company.
              #couldbewrong

            • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

              I didn’t say I knew for sure that Kris got Bruce the deal-only that I wouldn’t be surprised if she did. She’s very good at being the manager of the circus as every single Kardashian is filthy rich at this point-including Bruce.

              • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

                Jmo – but I think bruce is (of course!) grateful for the money Kris made him all those years – and has guilt for having her decide to marry him (KNOWING FULL WELL he was dressing up😑 ) – but he’s has enough with how they treated him/ edited him for 10 freakin years on the stupid show.

                I was trying to read between the lines of the interview.
                I don’t think it’s all rainbows and unicorns between them.
                I would venture to say he has a better relationship with wives 1 & 2 who gave actual statements of love & support to ABC than with that WHOMAN.
                Despite the things publicity-whore -spin -spinner -Kris puts out there to Perez or whoever.

                She’s locked in meetings plotting her every single next move for her E interview next week.

                Because God forbid it’s just about Bruce. 🐍🐍makin the Benjamins always.

                • mrs peabody says:

                  I’m betting she is more embarrassed by this than anything. They are a family that basis their life on their looks and to have your ex-husband come out like that has got to be a bit embarrassing to her. I personally think a lot of her son’s problems are due to the way they have treated him and the importance they put on looking good, I think they treat him as poorly as they treated Bruce. I like Bruce Jenner, always have and always will regardless, I felt bad for him during the interview esp being made the butt of everyone’s mean jokes, no one should have to be made fun of like that, I’m sure this is hard enough on him and to have all the media treating him like a joke can’t be easy. I hope he finds happiness in his choice and is left alone to live the rest of his life in peace. Doesn’t change the fact I think he was a poor father though to his older kids but they’ve made peace with him and are accepting his choice and I’m glad of that. I always wondered why the older 2 were not on the show, even though I have seen the boy in a few scenes but he never talks so it took me a long time to figure out who he was.

                  • I can understand you feeling sorry for Rob…especially how he is now…I for one, have watched the Kardashians from the beginning, yeah, I’m guilty….and I will say far more amusing than any HWs…so as far as Rob is concerned, IPPHO, he is a nasty piece of work, big baby, and cheated on his GF, so I have no sympathy for him. He also has been verbally abusive and said the worst kind of things to his sisters on camera….so who knows what he says off of camera. If my son EVER said that to his sister, which he wouldn’t, but if he did, after she was done kicking his ass, I would kick his ass!!! He definitely needs professional help but I have very little sympathy for him, he is another one that has had everything handed to him… “and scene” #endrant 🙂

                    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

                      Pindy- I’m so with you on this!!!!

                    • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

                      Pindy I find KIM to be the nastiest one who luckily as she is frick and frAck with her mom who has say on final edit —- to be the nastiest.

                      Kim must be the worst sister of all.

                      They ALLLLLLL of them gravitate to the other gals or the younger ones.
                      Only the mom whore-manager is besties and lives vicariously through her favorite child, Kim.

                      Also- rob cheated at what age ??? I’m sorry – kids at that age don’t have fully formed brains !!!!
                      Devoted monogamous relationships at college !?!??!?

                      That weirdo rita Ora cheated on him with like 100 men.
                      Rob picks girls like his mother apparently. 🙊

                  • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

                    MRS P I am completely in agreement with you on ROB.

                    His father died at a tragically fragile age for him. Father figures were messed up and mom stepped out.
                    Then this &hitstorm of fame from his super talented sisters.

                    He will have to find his way when he separates completely from them. He will, hopefully.

              • LaineyLainey says:

                And I didn’t say that you did or didn’t say you knew for sure that kris… Blah blah blah….
                Your comment merely triggered a Wendy Memory and I was just sharing… I’m not saying that I know for sure that….blah blah blah. I didn’t to make you feel that I was directing my comment at you in a “correcting tone”. Just adding my 6 cents to the convo. (I’m so cool… “Convo”). Sorry if you felt you had to defend yourself. I have a lot of Wendy speculations in the recesses and deep folds of my brain that are dying to come out.

                None of them, including Bruce, IMO can be too angry with Kris about anything since she did protect their interests and has made each and every one of them multi millionaires, as you said, INCLUDING BRUCE.

                Here is some interesting speculation, I think,…I THINK Wendy said that she heard his new future productions will include his own biological children. To help them and to promote their projects…basically to do for them what Kris did for her biological children. I noticed Diane’s interview featured his singer songwriter son and daughter-in-law. It will be interesting to see what the future holds and I have to admit,…I will be watching.

                • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

                  No no no no no Lainey-I was telling you that I KNEW nothing-meaning I haven’t heard anything about it all-like you did from WW-I didn’t have anything to go on but my own idea that Kris brokered a deal-that’s why I commented again. You had evidence (if we can call WW evidence?) and I had supposition. You didn’t make me feel like I had to defend myself at all!! No correcting tone!!

                  • LaineyLainey says:

                    LOL!!! I love us! Ok, just making sure.

                    Is WW evidence? Not sure about THAT,…she speculates HARD, I know that,.. But sometimes, on occasion, her speculations/allegations are on the mark. I do so enjoy her delivery, though.

                    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

                      Well I think WW is more in the know than I so I think it’s evidence!!
                      I love us too!!!

          • Powell says:

            She knows how to do her job for her family. Better her do it then someone else. Because if her she’s made them multi-millionaires many times over.

      • Powell says:

        I don’t think people think he’s a hero when in comes to being a father to his four oldest kids. I think people feel he’s a hero for finally being true to himself and living the life he should have always lived.
        I’m sorry he’s lived w/the hurt practically all his life but it wring of him to marry and not give the women a choice. Each time he waited until after marriage to tell his “secret”. Not fair.
        I feel bad for anyone that feels they can’t live their truth for fear of shame, abandonment, harassment, ridicule, discrimination, physical harm or death. I don’t know why some people just can’t let people live. What you or I do in our own lives doesn’t affect each other if it’s not harmful or illegal.

        • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

          I think – IMHO – Kris knew. She just went along.

          Not sure. Just sneaking suspicion

          • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

            Bruce admitted he was NOT completely honest with ANY of his wives. Kris knew something but he didn’t tell her the extent of his “secret”-he did say that he thought he met an angel when he met her so maybe he told her what ever he had to in order win her-who knows. It’s his deceit not hers. And while I do sympathize with him-he wasn’t honest.

            • Powell says:

              Nope. He wasn’t honest.

              • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

                Well ….. I don’t think there’s anything harder in the world ———–honestly —- to be honest about. I can’t think of anything being harder than this. Even coming out to your family as gay.

                I mean yes, killing, incest, etc. But this??? I can’t imagine.

          • Powell says:

            He said she knew. All of them knew at one point during the marriage, and that’s a sad thing.

  22. SerenaNYC says:

    So nice to see Dick Van Patten doing well. I grew up on reruns of Eight is Enough!

  23. ladebra says:

    Hey Chismosa, here is the AZ thing

  24. ladebra says:

    I’m watching the new Botched. Dr. Paul and Dr. terry are hilarious lol. You can tell they are friends. Very refreshing, I must say.

    • Powell says:

      I haven’t watched this season yet. Just maybe the last five minutes of epi1. Yeah I love their chemistry and how they care about the patients. I tweeted that to them and Paul favorites it. They look like they’re friends.

  25. LaineyLainey says:

    Have any of you seen the RHONY??? The first look, I mean. It’s so funny. Bethenny’s birthday party? Her outfit. The conversations.

    • No, I wished Bravo would have the first looks on the website to view. So is RHONY watch worthy based on the 1st look?

      • LaineyLainey says:

        Yes!!!! Worth it!

        • ladebra says:

          I caught all but the first 6 minutes by accident! The birthday party is funny lol. Did you catch Sonja saying The Countess wanted her boy toy?

        • Ok, found a place to watch the first look and I am in. Kind of nice that at Square Jaw’s birthday there didn’t seem to by any hysterics or screaming. It seemed kooky and fun. I will note that when Sonja kissed the young man he didn’t seem into it. Is a lot of the “cougar” crap just a storyline that Bravo is trying to sensationalize?

          • T-Rex says:

            The problem is they don’t know what to do with DrunkDelusionalGreyGardensSonja, she has no job, other than ho-wives, no product lines to shill(she doesn’t), she is in bankruptcy and has squandered all the money she received from her ex-husband(she was broke when she met him, no matter what she lies about), so this is the ONLY thing I think they can give her, since she would screw anything that basically moves if they told her she was pretty. Again if a MAN were acting like this, they would crucify him, crap slimeyslade isn’t even half as desperate as she is!

            • Rebecca wishes dragons would appear and roast every Housewife who says or does something stupid. says:

              At least she’s not vulgar, we can give her that.

          • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

            Square Jaw 💀had no clip ins in her hair and did the obligatory run-by-the-camera topless in her underwear because she’s so REAL and RELATABLE. Just precious !! ✨

            The blonde hairstylist from years ago was there and so was the makeup artist she wanted to make Brynn’s – whatever – I forget —- the thing she sprung on Jason when they were on vacation where the newest INTERN QUIT 😂😩😂….
            Those two were there and the faces they made at the camera were priceless.
            Wonder where her besties of past were ?
            The blonde girl who had the son at the same time as she had Brynn? Or the one who was her MOH…or the guy Jay or something – who was a semi-manager and always with her on her Ellen show. Hmmmmm…..

            Still too frenetic for me. I talk as fast and louder but less accent and less horn-y than her but she still gives me the PALPS. 💥💔💣

            How nice of her to invite all the costars of the show she so graciously decided to go “down there” to from “up here” ….. Lovely. 😒

  26. Powell says:

    Hello everyone. I hope you had a great Saturday and are enjoying your last day of relaxation before you start your work week. 😄👋👋

  27. chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

    Ashy you make all valid points about the bruce situation. I haven’t read the article yet but I shall.

    — I have to wonder: based on what the mormon 1st wife/ blonde kids’ said – about worrying about their dad dressing up or whatever when they were in junior high —

    at WHICH point did he start estrogen in the 80s?
    WITH Linda – POST- having B&B ???

    And maybe that estrogen made him not want to like be fatherly towards his young “sons” ???? Because of the inner conflict of being the strong masculine male father like he himself had? To boys?


    MY major issue watching the show—- which I found quite poignant – was what the EFF – he takes ESTROGEN in the 1980’s, then stops it, then decides to have KIDS again ????
    Is this even safe ?????? Did Kris/ that who(rewo)man care ?
    Did she JUST want the perfection of having two new kids to have and name with K’s????
    We see what kind of a 🐍slithery she is (scorpio!) so ……
    And we KNOW she cheated multiple times. (Sorry I believe so) – on RK. And I think on bruce and he’ll blame himself and never call her out on it because of the cross-dressing issue. He’ll blame himself.
    Kendall and Kylie should have their hormones checked. Just to be safe. I find it all super unsafe and shady.

    And to my dying day I’ll believe the hairdresser who looks JUST LIKE KHLOE is Khloe’s father. Khloe should get her a$$ out of Armenia because she’s got balls going there since she doesn’t have a drop of Armenian blood in her.
    Plus how can that country want these whorebags come to their country to commemorate something so deeply mournful and nationally tragic. YUCK

    Men’s hair being determined genetically by the mother’s DNA is evident in Bruce’s myriad of kids.

    I overall loved the interview. Yes he was being showy, but at least it’s out there.
    And NOT on NBC/Uni and not on Seacrest.
    That’s why they’re drumming up so much pub for stupid Kimwhore’s monumental “interview” on NBC Monday. Losers ! Ha

    It’s such an odd subject for me to even wrap my head around. I loved diane sawyer’s questions. I need the sci times to explain to me neurologically what goes on in vitro that makes this occur. It’s quite shocking.
    As Susanne somers said- no plastic bottles for me in any way shape or form when pregnant😁

    • Powell says:

      It doesn’t really matter if Khloe is a blood Kardashian or not. She is in the way it matters to the man that was there when she was born and that raised her until he died. She has every right to be w/her family in Armenia.
      Yes what happened in Armenia was a tragedy. The Kardashian’s used the Armenian government and the Armenian government used them as publicity for increased awareness to their country and the anniversary. The government didn’t have to agree.
      Yup the Kardashian’s use their fame and who they are but what people seem to forget is that they can’t do it w/o the networks, the mag editors, the cosmetics industry, and so on and so on. They don’t own anything such as networks and mags to do it on their own. They’re not murderers, drug dealers, or anything nefarious. They’re just a family that’s found their own niche to make them successful.

      • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

        I hear you and Kadooz to their success but it can be a sleazy success. And “talent” and “hard work” 😖

        Khloe has a lot to be in therapy for and I hope she does do it one day. I also think that hampered the progress of a pregnancy with Lamar.

        Live in your truth is all I’m saying.

        Armenians I know are disgusted …. But it’s a deep issue. Sigh emoji.

        • Powell says:

          I’m sorry she had fertility issues but I’m a way it was a blessing in disguise. He’s an addict, which addiction can be a part of your DNA. And she doesn’t have a child who’s father isn’t around.

          • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

            I’m WITCHOO on that. I think it was a blessing.

            I hope she has gazillions of kids. She’s she most motherly. (She’s a Cancer ! 😉 )

    • Are we sure Khloe’s father isn’t OJ? Seriously look at her and look at him – just saying…

      • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

        SJ—- there is that theory as well — however when you put Khloe right next to the Alex person – forgot his last name — they have same nose, nasolabial, eyes – HEIGHT ….

        Kris was a cheater no matter what.
        Just how it must weigh on Khloe’s mind all her life I feel for. 💜

  28. jezzibel says:

    So funny thing
    I brought one of Bethenny’s Skinnygirl water additives (or thats what I thought it was) from the clearance section of one of the nicer HEB’s. I peeled back the clearance sticker to find out what flavor it was and it was Agave, I’m thinking okay different but it might be good like Aloe water or something along that vein, so I try it its sweet but doesn’t appear to have much flavor at all. So earlier today I am futzing around in the kitchen and having a glass of water+Skinnygirl additive, still sweet but no discernible flavor , So I decide to peel off the rest of the clearance label to see if maybe the best by date has come and gone and that is why there is no flavor…turns out its just a sweetener that you can use instead of sugar(that you can add to a drink hot or cold).

    • Powell says:

      That’s interesting. So you said the clearance section. Usually clearance means they’re getting rid of the supply they have. So I wonder if HEB is no longer going to carry it or if B has a new version of it out.

      • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

        What’s HEB?
        house et Bethenny ?

        • TexasTart says:

          LOL. HEB is the name of the primary grocery store for Central and South Texas.

          Hubs bought SG Stevia extract, and too bad it wasn’t on clearance because I can’t use it. It comes out a super fine line of fluid. So fine I can barely see or feel it and was always too sweet. If it were drops I could regulate, but spritz this in your coffee before you are wake and it will totally oversweeten….Blech! But maybe that’s just me – I need something measurable.

        • jezzibel says:

          HEB is a Texas grocery chain, they managed to push out Albertsons, Krogers and a few others, Walmart has managed to hang in there, Trader Joes now has 2 stores here in San Antonio and we also have Whole Foods and Sprouts. But HEB is the major grocery store here in Texas….back in the day it started out as a small grocery store in Kerrville during the 1800’s and grew from there.
          They do so well is their in house brand is almost better than the name brand stuff and they are often better at pricing for the area, they also use local stuff and some of the bigger stores have produce sections that will order specialty produce for you at no additional cost . They are big on customer service and feedback.

        • ladebra says:

          HEB is a grocery chain

    • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

      Jezzi- she makes the “sweeteners” which are meant to be added to flavor things like tea and coffee – ie agave, monk fruit, stevia.
      Not sure how pure they are – and I am not sure if the stevia is stevia pure leaf extract >>> ideal one.
      Agave has been proven to not be ideal either. Monk fruit jury is still out.

      Then she has “water enhancers” which I believe you squeeze into water to flavor. Lots of other companies have these too. Not sure if they are with the “stevia” or have actual chemical aspartame / sucralose BS.

      Her “sparklers” are full of faux chemical crap sucralose so even if I was a fan of hers I wouldn’t get it. All fake.

      • jezzibel says:

        I think I brought a sweetener thinking it was a flavor enhancer(she should change the bottle design so you don’t mix the two up like I did).

  29. chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

    Powelly — my condolences on your aunt. 3 times – my lord.

    They say the younger you are the worse ….. She must have been young at first diagnosis. Poor thing.
    My 💚💚to your family.

  30. ladebra says:

  31. TexasTart says:

    RHOA Reunion – I can not stand to look at this horrendous looking set for the reunion. Too busy. Angry colors. If the women didn’t all wear white they wouldn’t even stand out from this busy nightmare of a backdrop.

  32. TexasTart says:

    Major side boob on Porsha, but she looks good. I don’t like this look Cynthia has. Claudia looks good, sans the body glitter. Not crazy about Kenya with hair pulled back, but I love her dress . Kandi &Phaedra look good. No comment on Nene.

    They all have way too much make-up on.

  33. Powell says:

    I had to rewind the reunion so I’m 15 minutes behind. I think it’s kinda stank of the ladies to roll their eyes at Phadera for not taking her boys to see Apollo.

    • TexasTart says:

      Nobody should judge whether or not she takes them! As long as she’s doing right by these boys raising them. It seems she is.

      • Powell says:

        Right. Apollo did wrong by his boys and they want to feel sorry for him but judge her. It’s his fault that Phadera has been put in this position.

  34. TexasTart says:

    The look of disgust seems to be permanently fixed on Nene’s face. 😠

  35. TexasTart says:

    Keyna put Porsha in her place. Claudia was pretty outspoken too.

    Is Kenya on WWHL??? My schedule doesn’t say.

    • Powell says:

      But Phadera put Kenya is her place. She’s no better than Porsha. Miss America, Universe, USA or whatever the heck her title was, she does nothing positive to live up to that title. Bloop!! 😏

      • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

        But she had a career before HWs. What was dummy doing except helping out (how?) teach others about her grandfathers legacy and RIDING the underground RR? 🚊🚊….. And being a beard 👨

        The weave business and wnatever show she does now is not saint’s work.

        • Powell says:

          Yeah she had a career but all her “experience”, all that she could do to be a positive influence she hasn’t. She’s no better than Porsha.

          • LaineyLainey says:

            While I don’t think one person is more valuable, per se, than another… Kenya has done more, IMO. She’s older, though. So there’s that. But she did accomplish a lot as a young woman and without a loving mom in her corner. She also sent a significant check to the Detroit schools. Now, Porsha might be sending $10,000 checks to her causes and maybe she is too humble to shout it from the mountain tops, idk. Anything is possible, I suppose. Porsha isn’t without beauty and charm. And she is naturally funny. But she exudes “spoiled, entitled, rich girl”. Throw beautiful on top of it and that might explain why she didn’t see the need to put her nose in those history and literature books. I don’t know for a fact, Porsha is not well read, but, ummmm… Well you can all hear and see what I hear and see. I’ll leave it at that. Kenya has had to claw her way to where she stands today. She SHOULD be proud of herself. But I do see where she comes off as haughty. But it seems like no one has really ever protected her, so she goes a bit overboard protecting herself from real and imagined slights. As Porsha said, Kenya didn’t grow up in a loving environment like Porsha did, but Porsha said it as some type of character flaw. In my eyes, THAT is what elevates Kenya. When you think of how WRONG her life could have turned out, if not for her WILL and determination to overcome the lack of parental nurturing. I’ve heard it said that parental abandonment is one of the most painful things for any human being to endure and/or overcome.

            That being said, Porsha seems to have grown up some since her divorce and is in business for herself and keeping that job with Ricky Smiley, so kudos to her, too. She is doing well without having to have read too many books. Like I said, she has charm, beauty and a funny delivery. She is lucky to have grown up feeling loved.

      • TexasTart says:

        I saw that but I don’t agree, Kenya has done far more positive things and before being on RHOA. I know she did charity work and I’ve never heard of anything of the sort Porsha has done…maybe she has, but I haven’t heard.

        I don’t think either one of them, based on their RHOA work are a role model of any sort though, lol!

        • LaineyLainey says:

          Didn’t she go on celebrity apprentice to raise money for the Detroit schools? And I think she sent a check for $10,000 to the Detroit schools. Right?

      • mrs peabody says:

        She’s actually a disgrace to that title when it comes right down to it.

    • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

      Tartsy- I believe she is on

      And shady shady bo brady Andy will likely have a poll about Ratchet™ vs Kenya and have kenya lose amazingly. Cause that’s how he rolls and plays his wicked games 🐍

      Plus I’m sure ratchet’s getting a peach next season 😷🚽

      • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

        ……..I can’t stand what a fan fave dummy ratchet is.
        It peeves me.

      • TexasTart says:

        Thanks Chismosa! I’ll record it then. Need to get up and clean kitchen and fold laundry.
        Is everything going okay for you?!

    • Powell says:

      I think Jackie G is on. Just saw her tweet. She and Ben are at Tao in NY and Andy is in her tweet.

      • chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

        Andy claimed “he’s never watched the show”
        SO LOLOLOLOLOLOL

        #jackiewillneverbea👑likeGina😂

  36. chismosa / aka Bethenny's #1 Fan says:

    Question re: ATLANTA —
    Can I waarch this reunion though I stopped at the episode where the therapy was going to begin ?
    My only experience with the Phillipines has been Melbourne !?!?
    Will I be lost !?!?!?!🚶👣

    (My teacher in elementary school : ” I don’t know, CAN you go to the bathroom CHISMOSA!!!)

  37. mrs peabody says:

    I don’t like Claudia, she’s trying to hard. I agree with Phraeda in not taking her kids to prison, I wouldn’t take my boys either. Still don’t like Cynthia.

  38. ladebra says:

    Oh my, I love lil kitties. And this one is black & white!

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      Oh thank gawd for you and your kitties!

      Puts a smile on my face.

    • Wait until it gets older! I spent the weekend putting that plastic carpet runner with the nubs upside down on top of my china cabinet and entertainment unit to keep my two terrors from jumping up on them. In a year this little sleepy guy will be a terror – just wait!

      • ladebra says:

        Your little guys sound like so much company! But I hear what you are saying lol. I finally have one that uses the posts instead of the furniture. 😉

        • Luckily they haven’t been furniture scratchers, but they are year and half old boy cats who love to jump up on every thing and the higher the better. Our last two cats got very sick and we were medicating them both their last few years so what a difference young cats are. After they knocked over a vase on top of the entertainment unit and a bowl up there I figure it was time they lose their top of the entertainment unit and china cabinet privileges.

          • ladebra says:

            I only have one high place she can get to and I gave up and put one of her beds up there years ago. I even gave her a tonsu cabinet so she can get up and down. Oh yea, I have a cat house hahaha. But then it’s just me and her and she lets me have the other rooms.

  39. ladebra says:

    This is the part of Twitter I love. This place is in Portugal, how beautiful!

  40. Working from home so have the tv on in the background and just found the first episode of Dynasty playing. Kind of fun, let’s bring back shoulder pads!

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