I wish I could reach through your computer screen and pass you a tissue, because I know y'all are super upset that this season of Love & Hip Hop has drawn to a close. Not surprisingly, the finale was all about two couples, with everyone else just showing up for a few quick minutes. Perhaps VH1 should remember that less is more when it comes to casting…we can't get involved with eighteen different story lines!
Of course, last night starts off with everyone's favorite (hahaha!) plot. Joe Budden has returned to New York, and he feels that his relationship with Tahiry Jose is unresolved. Once home, Kaylin reveals that she's been nervous to hear about her boyfriend's vacay with his ex. Joe shares that his feelings for Tahiry are beyond his control, and Kaylin wants to call it quits on her relationship with Joe…except that she doesn't have anywhere else to go. When she asks their status as a couple, I think (I had to rewind three times) Joe said "Let us pray," but I can't be sure.
Also back in NYC is Tahiry, and she's meeting up with Rashidah Ali to rehash her stories from the Dominican Republic. Forget about Tahiry's charity work or reconciliation with her father, Tahiry only wants to chat about Joe. Rashidah is floored to learn that her friend may still be in love with Joe, and she's concerned that the two are moving in the wrong direction. During the next commercial break Subway treats us to Tahiry waxing poetic about her charity work in the DR. So, her conversation didn't make the actual show, but I guess this is better than nothing!
Joe Giudice has the utmost faith in our legal system! The controversial "businessman" and husband of Real Housewives of New Jersey'sTeresa Giudicehasn't always had the best luck with the law, and the couple has been riddled with rumors of Joe's cheating and major discord in their marriage. While the pair has faced all of the gossip with fake smiles and denials, no one can dispute that Joe's record is anything but squeaky clean.
Throughout the past seasons of RHONJ, Joe's mouth has gotten him in all sorts of trouble, although his actions have also landed him in hot water. He's been battling legal woes stemming from an identity theft case in which Joe allegedly falsely obtained a driver's license in his brother's name since his own license had been revoked. Joe's court issues have been ongoing (the man loves rejecting a plea deal!), and it appears that there isn't an end in sight thanks to Joe's ego professed innocence. Juicy!
Love is meeting Karen for breakfast, and Karen shares that she's thinking of hosting a pre-nup party. I'm sure Ramona is super touched by her friend's gesture given her upcoming bail-out bridal situation. Karen hopes that Ramona doesn't think her party is about her because it's a party that Karen has wanted to have forever. Of course, Karen is going to have a hard time convincing Ramona that this get together isn't a dig considering that the ladies spend they rest of their breakfast talking smack about their friend's upcoming wedding.
Drita is interviewing potential employees for her make-up salon. Lee is proud of her new endeavor, and she's thrilled that she's making such good progress. We're treated to comic relief when one guy's nudie shot makes it's way into his online portfolio. Another make-up artist hopeful tries to remain calm when Drita explains that trust is important to her because she's married to a criminal.
I have to say that as I was watching a marathon Real Housewives of Atlanta on Friday, and it was odd to see the scenes of Porsha Stewart and husband Kordell seemingly happy when the news just broke that the couple was seeking a divorce. The former NFL quarterback filed papers last week claiming that the couple is now separated and their marriage is "irretrievably broken."
The pair were married in May of 2011, and rumors are now swirling that Porsha was straying too far from her role of traditional wife. When Porsha and Kordell met, she was a preacher at High Praise Christian Center Ministries in Lithonia, Georgia. On RHOA, Porsha touts herself as a trophy wife.
We have certainly seen Real Housewives of Atalanta'sNeNe Leakes rise to stardom since she first appeared on the Bravo franchise. Of course, as NeNe's fame increased–and her shows multiplied–her marriage suffered. When she divorced long-time husband Gregg, many assumed that their relationship couldn't handle the pressure of NeNe's celebrity. Heck, her friendships certainly couldn't handle it…WIG!
Well, as we saw on this season's RHOA, Gregg and NeNe are working through their problems and planning a lavish second wedding. NeNe even reveals that former bestie/archnemesis Kim Zolciak will be invited to the big affair. Did I just see a pig fly by my window?
How much should Phil Robertson be compensated for doling out his deadpanned old fashioned (but very true!) advice? What should Uncle Si garner for his hilariously bad jokes and horrible song lyrics? What would you pay to watch Jase and his monotone cadence shell out family commentary? As for Willie, what does he deserve for keeping his crazy family in check?
I don't know the answer, but apparently there is a showdown brewing between A&E and the cast of Duck Dynasty. If season four is going to happen (and oh, please let it happen!), the Robertsons are allegedly asking for a very hefty pay raise which they believe aligns with their enormous popularity. Do I agree? I'm not sure, but then again, I'm not willing to miss out on this amazing crew in my DVR roster.
Newsflash! There is apparently one member of the Kardashian family who doesn't like to photographed by the paparazzi! Even weirder? This Kardashian is vehemently opposed to having pictures taken in situations where clothing may be optional. I can't wrap my head around it either!
While his sisters seem to bask in photographic attention, Rob Kardashian was recently fighting mad to be the center of one pap's focus. His siblings appear to love being photographed–the less clothing the better!–but that mantra doesn't ring true for the only boy in the krew. A pap snapped pictures of Rob changing for the gym, and Rob was quick to steal her camera's memory card. Yikes!
I bet y'all can't wait until September 17th! While I hate to wish away the spring (if we ever have one!) and summer, you are going to want to mark this date in your calendar. Why, you ask? Well, it's the day that Melissa Gorga'sbook Love, Italian Style hits the shelves. Can't wait that long? You can pre-order it now! TheReal Housewives of New Jerseystar is going to morph into sister-in-law Teresa Giudice if it's the last thing she ever does!
Melissa's book is filled with advice on how to make love last by putting your husband first. It's filled with tips for keeping romance alive and maintaining a fulfilling sex life. Sadly, I don't think I'm going to be able to get Poison Gorga's little body out of my head when reading about that, so I'm not sure I'll recommend this tome to my book club…