Real Housewives of Atlanta'sKandi Burruss is one busy lady. Not only is she a Grammy winning songwriter, she loves to stir the pot on her RHOA and hawk sex toys while hosting her own radio show. I don't know when she has time to sleep much less star in her own spin-off! The Kandi Factorypremiered Tuesday night on Bravo, and Kandi is convinced that it's head and shoulders above other music competitions.
Did you watch it? The premise is different…and I like it. Kandi mentors two talented singers and provides them with a song she's written to perform. She and her team take them all the way through the recording process before naming one the winner of that night's episode. The weekly winners then go on to compete against one another. Who wouldn't want to get to sing a Kandi original? (Don't answer that, Kim Zolciak!) While I think the idea is awesome, honestly, I couldn't get into the show. While the contestants were cute and kind of talented, I didn't find myself rooting for either of them. Maybe I just felt bad when that poor girl fell, although she kept performing like a trooper–I'll give her that!
That said, I'll certainly give the show another chance because I do love me some Kandi!
Sometimes it's still hard for me to believe that the fist-pumping, falling down drunk, slipper-wearing, foul mouthed teeny orange star of MTV's Jersey Shore became a much more grounded, rascal riding mom during the course of the hit show. Who knew that Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi could make such a 180 in life?
Now, Snooki is engaged to Jionni LaValle and proud mom to precious baby Lorenzo. She's focused on a healthier lifestyle and wants to be a positive role model for her son. Don't get me wrong, she's still the opinionated meatball who brought havoc to Seaside Heights, but Snooki has definitely grown up a lot…even if while she was growing, her ta-tas were deflating. No worries, that's what plastic surgery is for, right?
What happens in Jersey certainly doesn't stay in Jersey, especially when it involves anyone from the Real Housewives of New Jersey! The big news of late with these people is a recent brawl at a Posche event. Has Kim D. considered getting corporate sponsors for these fights? She may as well get some extra money for this insanity, right?
What's not to love about Andy Cohen? He's the King of Bravo, he hosts a phenomenally random and funny late night show in a tiny clubhouse, and he penned the hilarious memoir Most Talkative. Let's not forget the fact that he gave us the housewives franchise. What would we have to talk about if not for all of those ladies? Sure he's a horrible reunion host, but nobody's perfect, and he seems to be getting better in my opinion.
Not only is Andy all of these things and more, he's a huge advocate for the gay community. In fact, he was recently named 14th on Out's Power List, which showcases fifty gay men and women who influence the way Americans–and the world–perceive the gay community. RuPaul also made the list in the 50th spot.
As if y'all didn't already know it, Wednesday night is a beacon in my week thanks to the Robertson folks of Duck Dynasty. I can't wait to see what Si, Willie, Phil and Jase have in store with their silly antics and good, clean fun. Last night, of course, didn't disappoint.
We begin as the boys are making duck calls, when Si arrives with a taser. He's armed and dangerous, and Jase is very afraid. As he should be of course! Willie arrives to invite the crew to a human resources meeting. He's bringing in a professional to give a seminar because, as Willie states, "When your employees' standard response to problems is to shoot it, burn it, or blow it up, it pays to cover your butt." Words to live by, I say. Willie gets on Si for playing security guard with his taser and handcuffs. The security kit was purchased after the break-in, although Si reminds Willie that it was Jase who broke into the warehouse.
First up, and most importantly, Farrah herself is finally confirming the news, so we don't have to continue speculating along with her parents (ew) as some nekkid movie star wannabe gives the world sound bites on his experience with the reality star. James Deen has been all over the tabloids talking about his romp with Farrah. Apparently, the plot is thickening as Farrah reportedly worked with an adult entertainment production company to film the video in hope of later passing it off as a leaked sex tape. Oh Farrah, you'll never be as business savvy as Kris Jenner when it comes to famewhoring!
Last night's Dance Moms was a lesson in democracy. If I had to cast my ballot for most ridiculous dance teacher, Abby Lee Miller would certainly get my vote!
It's pyramid time, and MacKenzie is on the bottom followed by Brooke, who, according to Abby, needs to figure out if she really wants to be a dancer. Chloe is also on the lowest tier, with Abby blaming her for her trio placing second. Kendall rounds out the bottom for being part of the second loser trio. The last place spot in the middle of the pyramid goes to Maddie for—you guessed it!–being part of the trio. Paige is third on the pyramid because Kelly has gotten good at not sparring with Abby. Nia is in second place for flying under the radar. Newbie Asia graces the top of the pyramid.
A crying MacKenzie complains of feeling dizzy when Asia's name is announced, and Abby makes her sit out of the group number. Asia is MacKenzie's size equal, so with MacKenzie out, Abby is unsure as to whether she'll actually dance in the group dance which has the conservatives facing off against the liberals in a politically themed number. Both Asia and Maddie get solos. Abby mixes things up by adding Chloe into the solo competition. Maddie's solo is called "I'm Trying" while Chloe's is "Am I Here To Stay?" Nice double meanings there!