Love & Hip Hop returned last night with a vengeance. Apparently the cast had a lot of fights to make up for after being off the air for a week. Almost every story line incorporated a screaming match, if not a physical altercation. Keeping it classy as always, VH1!
The episode begins as Erica Mena and Rich Dollaz are celebrating her success in the recording studio. She is ready to start on the video, and Rich teases her for being demanding. He wants the pair to sign a contract. Rich isn't going to ask for any favors just because Erica is his girlfriend. She wants to be cautious with her career.
Lore'l is working on her music, and Winter Amos comes to see her at the studio. Winter wants to help her friend reach her potential. She wants to know why Lore'l hasn't already become the next big thing. Lore'l has broken Business 101, and she's being managed by one of her good friends. Winter thinks this is a huge issue, and she plants the seed in Lore'l's head to look for better management.
I guess you're not technically an MTV reality star if you don't start getting caught for stupid stuff the second you get a taste of fame. Just ask the girls of Teen Mom…am I right? Now, the ridiculous kids of Buckwild are vying for their spot among the dumbest of the dumb.
First Salwa Amin was arrested last week for possession of drug with intent to distribute, and now her co-star Michael Burford is getting his own mugshot after being busted for DUI. Congratulations, idiot.
Serious question…did any of you watch the X Factor? I kept up with some of gossip, but I prefer The Voice. It seems that the talent show just can't seem to get it together as far as judges are concerned (see you later, Britney Spears!), and now there are rumors that one of the hosts is on the chopping block.
Since brief stint on the show, Khloe Kardashian has been criticized for being awkward and orchestrating nip slips. There was even a rumor that was being paid by The Voice to do such a horrible job. That's bad! Of course, I highly doubt that Khloe was getting cash for her craptastic hosting (it would almost be better if she were…), but the poor girl has no experience other than ridiculous reality shows. Now, sources are alleging that she may not be back next season.
Last night's episode of Mob Wives was very difficult to watch. I recapped with a lump in my throat, but it was amazing to see the people of Staten Island come together and help one another. Instead of brawling and screaming, Karen Gravano, Ramona Rizzo, Big Ang, and Drita D'avanzo collected donations and cooked meals for shelters. Renee Graziano completed rehab and had a break through moment with son AJ. It was the "realest" reality I've seen from a VH1 show ever.
The footage of the wreckage after Sandy is devastating, and the women are reacting to the carnage. The community is pulling together to help their neighbors. A tearful Drita is talking to her daughters while collecting items to donate. It is heartbreaking to see actual reality happening on reality television. Ramona and Karen are going to help their friend whose home was damaged. Ramona realizes how fortunate she is that her house escaped any damage.
Carla goes to check on Ang who is cooking up a storm for Sandy victims. Both Carla and Ang can't believe the destruction that Sandy brought to Staten Island. Both of their homes are okay, but they share stories of friends and relatives who lost everything. Ang reveals that she lost her new salon in the storm, but she doesn't care after seeing how lucky she was compared to others. She's heading up a donation drop-off at the Drunken Monkey. Ang explains that there are so many people willing to help that she had to find a school bus to house all of the items.
As you recall, Jay and Gretchen had a very public he-said-she-said over some pretty nasty rumors (and pictures, if I recall correctly). Gretchen sued Jay for defamation, among other things, claiming she lost job opportunities based on the lies he was spreading about her in the media. Now Jay wants a re-trial. Good luck with that, buddy!
Well, well, well…this certainly took longer than I thought it would! Finally, former Real Housewives of New York star Jill Zarin is chatting up a storm about the state of Bethenny Frankel's marriage. Viewers watched the demise of former besties' friendship, and Jill has been grasping at straws to stay relevant. It's humorous (and slightly sad) to watch.
The brash redhead has practically made a career based on talking about her nemesis and what went wrong in their relationship. Jill will do or say just about anything to get her name back in the media. I've really never seen anything like it! Of course, it's no shock that she'd be adding her two cents on Bethenny's divorce from Jason Hoppy. I'm just surprised it took so long!
Sure, Kim Kardashian is super annoying, self-absorbed, and mind-numbingly vapid, but she sure does post some entertaining pictures on her Instagram. Case in point? The picture above, which she aptly captioned "Bo Derek braids." Let's discuss for a moment, shall we? Ignoring the fact that Bo Derek is likely extremely insulted (and rightfully so), I am so distracted by her make-up. And does that ring say "couture?" Anything but…she looks like she belongs on Solid Gold. Even Kanye West is so embarrassed that he has to hide his face. Oddly enough, I am kind of feeling his gold studded plaid flannel. I know, I know. It's probably just the only thing in the picture I can slightly compliment.
I've got some more Kimmie K. pictures for you after the jump…as well as an update with Kim's divorce proceedings with Kris Humphries. It's neverending. Happy weekend, y'all!
The couple purchased an estate on Star Island at auction for the low, low price of $7.6 million. Lisa and Lenny intended to tear down the dilapidated structure on the foreclosed property and build their dream home in its place. Unfortunately, the pair's plans have been put on hold. They are now in a legal battle with the Miami Design Preservation League after the group's attempts to label the existing house as a historical landmark. If the preservationists are successful, then it's ciao to the new casa.