I remember a much simpler time when TLC was all about stories. There was A Makeover Story (fun fact: The Office's Angela Kinsey and her friend from an improv group were once on it before she became famous), A Dating Story, A Wedding Story, and (the only one still left) A Baby Story. Sure, it was a really long time ago, but The Learning Channel didn't used to be all about scary pageant moms, wedding dress salons, and Gypsy Sisters getting kicked out of hot pink stretch limos and tanning with motor oil. The only thing I learn from the network these days is how to make Here Comes Honey Boo Boo's sketti. I must add that my boyfriend Clinton Kelly calls TLC home, so he's bringing the class.
Now TLC is just ninety minutes up the coast from where I reside, in what may be South Carolina's version of the Jersey Shore. That's right! The Learning Channel has landed in Myrtle Beach, or "The Dirtle" as many call it. Don't get me wrong, Myrtle Beach is all kinds of fun and has a little of everything. It's like a tiny Vegas with a Planet Hollywood, a Hard Rock Cafe, and a giant shopping/restaurant/bar/music venue that spans city blocks and includes everything from Medieval Times to a mini Grand Ol' Opry that features singers who look just like actual country stars. Add in the helicopter tours and a shop on every corner that sells over priced beach towels, shark tooth necklaces, and hermit crabs, and you've got a little slice of heaven in the Palmetto State. Don't take my word for it–you can now see for yourself on TLC's new series Welcome to Myrtle Manor. Joking aside, I have friends from Myrtle Beach who are none too thrilled at the idea that this show is potentially mocking their hometown.
Oh, those krazy Kardashian sisters. If it's not one thing, it's another with that group. Luckily, this go-round, Khloe Kardashian Odom is garnering some positive hype for her reality star status and social media prowess. That's a plus, right?
Unfortunately, Kim Kardashian hasn't had anything positive news surrounding her in ages, and this gossip is no different. Kim and boyfriend Kanye West peeved an entire airplane full of common folk after accepting some preferential (and likely illegal!) treatment from an American Airlines employee. That doesn't sound good at all!
Happy Valentine's Day, y'all! Whether you're celebrating with the love of your life or just an extra large black coffee like this gal, make sure to partake in some candy and go out of your way to make even strangers feel appreciated. To be honest, I've never understood this holiday. Even when I've been in serious relationships, I think people should strive to do grand gestures for loved ones any and every day…not just the day that Hallmark pressures them. Perhaps I'm feeling bitter because I didn't get flowers this morning…
Do you know who is celebrating today in a new relationship? Why, it's Mercedes "MJ" Javid from Shahs of Sunset! The perpetually single Persian party girl is finally settling down with a new guy…or trying to, at least! It's hard to say if MJ will ever really calm her wild ways.
After Lisa recently shared, “She’s not a friend of mine and I wouldn’t [have] invited her,” Faye wants to extend her extra long fifteen minutesset the record straight. Speaking to Wetpaint, she whines, “I was asked exactly the same way the rest of the cast was to Lisa’s tea. Lisa knew I was coming, which is why there was a place setting for me and for Kim [Richards]. She acted like I ran in and stole Kim’s seat. That’s not true at all.”
Guess who got sprung from the big house? Forgive me, I'm not really hip to the prison lingo, so "sprung" probably isn't the technical term. Let's try again. Guess who served his time and has now been released from the penitentiary? Why, it'sLee D'avanzo! The mobster has been serving time for convictions stemming from drug dealing and robbery, but now, according to the U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Prisons, Lee was released just weeks ago on January 22.
On this season of Mob Wives, we've seen Drita D'avanzo start to forgive her husband for cheating. She was like a giddy school girl after taking her two daughters to visit their father in jail. While Drita has been guarded with her feelings, she has hinted to wanting to work on her marriage once Lee sees the light of day. Now that he is free, I wonder if he plans to move back in with his family. There is very little information on Lee's release, but RT will keep you posted as we get updates. In the meantime, let us know in the comments section whether you think Drita should get back together with Lee!
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It's another day, another boy dance drama in the world of Dance Moms. On last night's episode, Abby Lee Miller seems to totally lose her cool, but not before she can be a major bee-atch to her sweet dancers. Lifetime is sinking to an all new low!
After their surprise victory, the moms and daughters are back in the studio. Of course, Christi and Chloe are nowhere to be found after storming out after the last competition. The girls are happy to have won, but Abby isn't happy that they only beat the Candy Apples by a tenth of a point. Can't they do better than that? Abby decides to buck convention and start at the top of the pyramid. Kendall's friends almost seem more excited that she does to learn it's her first time in the best spot. Jill is thrilled, and Abby warns her that Christi isn't going to like that Kendall beat national title holder Chloe. Oh, give it a rest. The middle tier is comprised of Maddie and Nia. According to Abby, they were good, but not great. The bottom rung is Paige, MacKenzie, and a suspended Chloe. Kelly is happy to learn that due to Chloe's indefinite suspension, Brooke has regained her spot on the team.
Abby warns the group that the Candy Apples will also be at this week's competition in Detroit. Jill can't believe her luck. Her daughter finally gets to be on the top of the pyramid, and now she'll be under added pressure to beat Cathy's crew. Everyone will be participating in the group dance, and Kendall gets a solo. Paige and Nia will perform a duet. Maddie gets the final solo, but Abby tells her not to be too excited because there is really no one else to compete against Cathy's boys. How sweet of her…
Sometimes it's the most random of pairs that make for the most interesting television. Who would have thought that RHOBH'sLisa Vanderpump and Brandi Glanville would have become biffles? Not this girl…but how hilarious are they to watch? While we're at it, let's list some more unlikely couples that have had viewers glued to their TV screens.
I can't wait. Seriously. I am counting down the days until my Robertson boys are back on the A&E. In case you are wondering, we have fifteen more days until Jase, Willie, Si, Phil and the gang from Duck Commander are gracing our television screens. That's right! The third season of Duck Dynasty is premiering on Wednesday, February 27 at 10 PM ET.
Just like with seasons past, we can expect to see some crazy backwoods antics and true family values. Just because they run a multi-million dollar empire backed by the world's best duck call doesn't mean that this family doesn't get down and dirty…all the time. This season, we'll be treated to Willie trying to shed a few pounds (he even attempts yoga with Korie…bless his heart) so he'll be slimmer for his high school reunion, as well as plenty of hunting time for the guys out in the swamp. Jase and Willie take their wives deer hunting, and Si wants to find the perfect dog to keep him company. How can you not just adore this family? It's the antithesis of almost every other reality show now and days, and I find that totally refreshing!
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