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…
I guess we've been spoiled by Duck Dynasty and the Robertson family, and I'm certainly alright with that. However, imagine my sadness when I realized that last night we were just treated to one new episode instead of the two to which we've grown accustomed. Granted, it was hilarious, but I can always use a full hour of the Roberston boys. Phil, Si, Willie, and Jase bring a balance to my week, and I'm forever grateful to them for it!
I have to say that Missy stole my heart when she decided that "Jason" (who's that? haha!) needed a wedding band. We all know he'd never stray, she just wanted an outward symbol of their marital bond. Can you blame her? Of course not! And when hilarity ensues (like it always does with the boys from Duck Commander), you've gained my attention!
Missy takes Jase to Grassi's Fine Jewelry determined to put a ring on it. Beyonce wishes she were there too, without a doubt. Jase likens ring shopping to fishing when you don't have a good lure. He admits that he lost his initial wedding band over twenty years ago, but that's okay because when women see him, they run. Unfortunately, that statement isn't a compliment to sweet Missy. The pair look at bands, and Jase is hoping to find something that won't make him the laughing stock of the warehouse.
Oh my good gracious. Y'all know how I feel about the ladies of MTV's Teen Mom franchise, but I'll let you in on a little secret. I've always held out hope for a slightly normal life for the first cycle's Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra. The couple chose adoption for their daughter on their episode of 16 & Pregnant, and they have faced multiple relationship and socio-economic hurdles with grace and maturity.
Both Catelynn and Tyler came from backgrounds where the cards were already stacked against them, but the pair seems determined to beat the odds. Despite family drama (his jailbird dad married her addict mom–and that relationship was nothing short of abusive), the two graduated high school and started working towards college degrees. Now, they are moving their issues to MTV's sister network. Le sigh.
Oh my, oh Si! I seriously cannot get enough of the Robertson family, and I am so excited to share more of this fabulous group with the wonderful RT readers. The fan favorite seems to be Uncle Si, although I have a soft spot in my heart for Jase. Poor Willie seems to be the brunt of the family's good-hearted ribbing, with Phil doling out the most deadpanned advice. Honestly, I wish other reality families would take note (cough, cough Kardashians!).
Today, we get to delve a little behind the scenes of the Robertsons, and the executive producer of the Duck Dynasty shares just why this show works so well. Enough chatter from me…let's get to it, shall we?
Hey, y'all! Remember last week's Dance Moms when Abby Lee Miller was slightly supportive of her dancers? Yeah, that was short lived! Last night's episode had a bitter Abby back to wreck her talented troupe's self-esteem. Good times!
The girls and moms enter the studio, and Abby is actually happy and proud of the girls' performance at last week's competition. This week, the dancers are headed to compete in Michigan. During the pyramid, Brooke is on the bottom, and Abby is livid that she talked to Nia when she forgot her routine. Abby gets even angrier when Kelly laughs at her daughter's mishap, and she dismisses Brooke from for the competition. MacKenzie is also on the bottom for not resting her injured foot. Nia's outstanding Rosa Parks performance is also on th bottom, and all Abby can say is that Rosa herself would have been proud. So then why is she on the bottom? Kendall rounds out the bottom. Chloe and Paige are on second row for a winning duet. Maddie is on top, and Abby believes she deserves a standing ovation.
Kendall receives a solo, and Abby wants her to work on stamina. Chloe also gets a solo. She has the two run in place silently. Maddie will be dancing a duet with sister MacKenzie entitled "Run From Mother." The group routine is called "Gold Digga" but that is all the information that Abby is willing to give. Abby explains to the girls exactly what a gold digger is. In the viewing area, Melissa is sporting a wedding band and reveals that she was married the previous Monday in the dress the moms picked out for her. Kelly gushes that she was able to keep the secret given that Paige was in attendance at the ceremony. Melissa shares camera phone shots of the nuptials.