So, while I love reality television, I am so far behind on actual "respected" entertainment. Case in point? I am still trying to catch up on the movies that were up for Oscars in February. I highly recommend Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook. I know, I know, you've probably already seen them!
That said, last night, I finally watched D'Jango Unchained. Amazing, but I can't stomach Tarantino's caricatures of violence. I also can't handle Jamie Foxx. He's brilliant. He's talented. He made me sob in the theater when I saw Ray. He isJuilliard trained. And then he became a rapper. In my head, he went backwards.
His spiral continues, apparently. Now, Jamie is allegedly dating Cristy Rice from season one of Real Housewives of Miami. The man won an Oscar for gosh's sake. He needs to call up Charlize Theron or Halle Berry (except they're taken…no biggie). Whatever. Nothing shocks me anymore. Maybe Cristy is nicer than she appeared on RHOM. Maybe?
It's been a hard time for the Brown family as Kody has recently lost one of his brothers. Curtis Brown, who has appeared on a few episodes of TLC's Sister Wives, died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Kody shared the sad news with fans via his Twitter page, writing, "Curtis Brown, brother of @realkodybrown & husband of @EricaLBrown333 passed away 6-17. Amazing man who'll be missed!"
Both Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga get on my last nerve with their one-upping and back-and-forth and white lies on Real Housewives of New Jersey. Petty, petty, petty! However, I don't know what is more humorous…Tre's very thinly veiled insults or Melissa's constant high road antics as if she's never stooped to her sister-in-law's level.
After Tre revisited her table trash can flipping ways at "her" gym with brother Poison on this week's episode, Melissa is all about addressing the situation in her weekly Bravo blog. Don't worry…she also takes plenty of opportunity to promote her book Love Italian Style!
Melissa writes, "What I saw from my husband’s conversation with his sister is that Teresa can dish it out, but she can’t take it. Come on girl, toughen up! I take it all the time. On Season 3, she mocked my music and called me a gold digger. On Season 4, she said I’d leave my husband for a richer man and I was questioned by her about being a stripper. We already know I’m a bad daughter-in-law. I don’t know how many more negative things I can be accused of."
You know you've missed the cast of the original Love & Hip Hop, haven't you? What has the manipulative and ridiculous Joe Budden been doing with his time? Is he still playing Tahiry Rose? And what is the volatile Erica Mena up to now that she's lost her boyfriend/manager Rich Dollaz?
Well, I'll give you a hint. One is potentially prego, one is busy being a d-bag on Twitter, and the third? Well, I'm jealous. The third is hanging out with my favorite Jersey Shore alum Vinny Guadagnino on his new endeavor The Show with Vinny. Care to guess who is doing what?
VH1 is sharing some not-so-cray-cray-Erica times on the recent show, and I'm kind of sad I didn't watch it. Shhh…..don't tell anyone! As a guest on Vinny's new family dinner inspired talk show, Erica was apparently anything but the fiesty, drink throwing, foul mouthed cheater we get to see on L&HH.
These days, you'd be hard pressed to find any Dance Moms fans who are singing Abby Lee Miller's praises. Of course, there are always the mothers of the golden children who are willing to do it, right Melissa?
With Abby seriously contemplating a new move and a new studio (and let's face it, probably a new show) out in Los Angeles, Melissa recently spoke out about the dance teacher who is doing so much for her daughters' future careers.
Oh Kris Jenner! Before the ratings for her upcoming talk show even have a chance to go south, the pimpmomager is taking every opportunity to chat about new granddaughter North while on a press tour to promote her new daytime venture.
E! shares that Kris was absolutely gushing over daughter Kim Kardashian's newborn with tiny rapper Kanye West on the TODAY show. Unfortunately, I missed it as I have made good on my promise to boycott my former favorite morning show after they aired Kris chatting about breast implants instead of observing a moment of silence for 9/11. Have you seen GMA? Loves it!
How much fun was it to walk down memory lane with the ladies of Real Housewives of Orange County? Lest we forget (as if she'd ever let us!) Vicki Gunvalson has been there since day one. I mean, hey, her kids are part of the reason that it even exists!
In her Bravo blog, Vicki attempts to come across as light-hearted, normal, and down-to-earth. She'd never spread gossip, and she's sad by broken friendships. Has she been watching the same ninety-nine episodes to which we've been treated? Vicki takes particular offense to former friend Lauri Peterson's return to stir the pot…something she's never done herself, right?
Ahh, the memories. Let's hear Vicki's take on it, shall we?
Two weeks in a row without Abby Lee Miller is my idea of a nice vacation…if the show isn't on for me to recap. However, two weeks with minimal Abby on Dance Moms while Cathy and her Candy Apples take the stage? No thanks. It puts me to sleep just thinking about it.
Maddie is in Los Angeles to perform on Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition. Abby thinks its so wonderful of Maddie to take advantage of the networking opportunity that this situation will provide for her.
We get about fifteen seconds of Maddie's rehearsal before we're stuck back in Ohio with Cathy and her apples. Cathy has abandoned the pyramid scheme she stole from Abby in exchange for an "apple tree." So basically, it's a pyramid of apples. So glad to see someone at Cathy's studio has mastered clip art. We're treated to a montage of the newbies talking about what a positive learning environment Cathy's studio is while reshowing the clip from Abby's UDC where she calls Hadley "roadkill."