Well it appears we're about to have a Sharks versus Jets situation on this season's Mob Wives, only it will be Philly taking on Staten Island, and by Staten Island, I mean Renee Graziano. Note to self, never tell a man he smells nice in Renee's presence. What a crazy episode! Does someone need to go back to therapy? Let's get started, shall we?
At Drita D'avanzo's house, construction is going full force. She's all about renovating her home while trying not to remember that the last time they tried to remodel her husband Lee robbed a bank and ended up in jail. Big Ang drops in to see the progress and enjoys hearing that Lee is happy to be working a regular job. Drita is stressing about her oldest daughter being bullied in school, and a girls' night out with the ladies helmed by Alicia deMichele Garofalo is just what the doctor ordered.
Alicia has finished listening to years worth of wire taps that have made her husband into a virtual stranger. She can't dwell on what she's learned though because she has to host a party for her family. She has sheltered her children from their father's antics, and she's just trying to focus on her oldest son going off to college. Alicia has grand plans to send him care packages full of meatballs and condoms. She takes her brother aside to discuss her husband's lies via wiretap. Alicia wants to confront her husband about her new knowledge, and her brother hopes that she'll realize "it is what it is." I'd knee my brother where it counts, but Alicia is happy for the support.
Oh Kyle Richards, I love watching you on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Sometimes I even feel for you even when I don't want to…can any of our readers relate? Of course, just when I start to feel sympathy for Spilts, she starts playing the victim card…yet again. Give it a rest already! We get it, we get it. Yolanda Foster and Lisa Vanderpump are mean girls. Brandi Glanville is an absolute mess (preach!). Carlton Gebbia is mean to you for no good reason. I agree on almost all counts (I still heart Lisa though)! But still, stop playing your tiny little violin!
Taking to her Bravo blog, Kyle recaps Monday's crazy episode. She begins, "These past two episodes have been very upsetting to watch. I had been so stressed with everything going on that all the negativity with the women was proving to be too much for me. I wanted to get away to have fun and it was impossible with all the mean attacks going on. Although Brandi and I are not close friends, I still consider her a friend. When we are together without Lisa and Yolanda, we get along and laugh. It's as though she becomes a different person in front of them," adding, "I could not win."
Well, that certainly didn't take long, did it? Basketball Wives creator and star Shaunie O'Neal is finally opening up about her pal Evelyn Lozada's bun in the oven. I guess we can all just stop pretending that Carl Crawford "may be" the father, right?
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'Kyle Richards has quite the busy schedule! As if promoting her new boutique, starring in a reality series, or poo-pooing rumors of infidelity in her marriage didn't take up enough time, Splits has now partnered with iLVITA, a "fitness lifestyle solutions company." That's a real thing, y'all!
According to the Wall Street Journal, Kyle has fallen for the company's Bruciare Fitness Chair, and she wants her fans to know all about it. Citing losing her parents to cancer as her main motivation for the partnership, Kyle is hoping that she will set a good fitness example for her daughters.
Much like the other reality competitions before it, TheX Factor needs a revamp. Let's face it, unless it's The Voice, no one is really watching on the daily…or are you? I've never been one for the these shows (although I did get addicted to American Idol back in the day), but I do love to watch a moody Simon Cowell. Plus, who doesn't love to see what color hair Demi Lovato is sporting on any given night?
USA Today is reporting that Simon has grand plans for the upcoming season of the X Factor. He's talking shake-ups, y'all! Simon himself even wants a new role in the production.
It's been a year of ups and downs for Real Housewives of Atlanta'sNeNe Leakes. She remarried husband Gregg and seems happier than ever, but she was also recently hospitalized for blood clots in her lungs.
It's hard to imagine the Neenster serious about much. After all, she's famous for her "bloop" and her "Close your legs to married men…WIG!" (That one gets me every time.) Of course, if there was ever something to be famous for, a great tagline is definitely up there in reality stardom!
Welp, the above picture just happened. As you all know, I have a soft spot in my heart (and a sympathy crick in my neck) for Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta'sBenzino. He tries so hard to be a good friend. He hosts intimate gatherings at his rustic cabin. He accidentally leaks naked pictures of himself on the Internet…I love him.
Now, Benzino is stepping up to help out a friend? Who is he hyping? And just what is that person promoting? Think long and hard…it's the natural progression with reality stars or reality star creators. Is it a cookbook? Perhaps a line of hair extensions? Nah. Maybe a butt enhancing workout video? Give up?
I just had a total "Aha!" moment when I watched the, like, totally rad new teaser video for the upcoming season of Dance Moms. No seriously! Abby Lee Miller is back along with the moms that everyone loves to hate…and they're all trapped in Lifetime's version of the iconic 80's music video of A-ha's Take On Me. Leg warmers? Check. Pencil sketches melding with reality? Check. Amazing young dancers? Check. Abby as the studio drill sergeant? Check, check, and check! Speaking of "check," make sure to check out the Dance Mom's new year's day premiere on Lifetime at 9 ET. It will certainly start off your 2014 with a bang!