So, I had conversation that I don’t get to have everyday. I was granted the opportunity to speak with Mob Wives Chicago’sNora Schweihs, and she is truly a gracious and kind lady. I’d call it an “interview,” but it turned out to be more of a chat. It began by me asking if there was anything in particular she didn’t want to discuss or anything she wanted to make sure we covered. Nora was basically an open book, but she did want to make sure to thank Jennifer Graziano for giving her the opportunity to be on the show. For her, the show was a platform to get the closure with her father’s death she has so desperately been seeking. Nora also spoke with me about her upcoming endeavors and life off camera.
“[Jenn Graziano] turned my life around, and was able to give me the closure that I will hopefully have,” admits Nora. “When I was filming I was going to school…I just got my Masters. That was really stressful as well as filming. [The show] was very real and I’m just looking forward to moving forward and getting closure with my life.”
As for her wine, The German, she hopes it will be a tribute to her father and leave him with a legacy that doesn’t have such a poor connotation. It has about six more months of aging before she will be marketing it to distributors. Created with her friend Desiree, she has been part of each step of the process to ensure it is exactly what she wants. “I want to have The German be not such a negative name. That is my goal with my wine,” Nora reveals.
It’s not shocking to learn that Real Housewives of New Jersey’sJacqueline Laurita and the housewife everyone loves to hate Teresa Giudice are still not on speaking terms after a rocky season. It’s also not shocking to learn that “reality” hangers on are lining up to give their two cents about the former two besties’ current relationship.
To whom am I referring? Kim Granatell…or Kim G. for serious fans. She’s been missing from the season for the most part, so of course she’s going to resurface in tabloid land. Don’t tell me you’re surprised!
No, no, no, no, no and NO. NO. I can’t. It’s just…wow. So allow me to preface before I get to the meat of this story, I am not a big Olympic watcher for games past. I know, how very un-American. However, after being chastised repeatedly by people for choosing Friends reruns over past opening ceremonies, I dedicated myself to watching every last event London had to offer. I’ve watched boxing, I caught the kayaking prelims, I was out of my seat for volleyball matches, I have almost thrown my laptop when seeing spoilers. It’s been ah-mazing.
Of course, everyone is always all about gymnastics and the swimming. Oh, the swimming. Sure I knew who Michael Phelps was, but who knew he had a teammate who was as easy on the eyes as Ryan Lochte? Sure, when he talks he may not sound like the sharpest tool in the shed, but oh, those baby blues! So imagine my shock/horror/dismay/sadness/insert drmatic word here when I was stalking him online and found out that he may or may not be seeing K. Michelle. Yes, that K. Michelle. Of train wreck Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta fame. That one. Gahhh!
Kalon paired up with the all American equestrian (and super tan) LindziCox on the Bachelor Pad. It seems that everyone’s favorite d-bag and the doe-eyed, innocent girl-next-door have more than a working relationship to win the ABC’s cash prize. Could lurve be in the works for this mismatched pair? Perhaps they are better suited than I think…after all, Lindzi entered Ben’s season on a horse, while Kalon swooped in on Emily in a helicopter…
Look out Dancing With the Stars fans! The All-Stars edition is going to bring the drama…and the professional dancers’ A game.
Veteran pro Cheryl Burke is concerned about how to step up her game. It’s all about costumes, choreography, and celebrity. The three C’s I guess you could say. And Cheryl should know…three of the returning All-Stars graced the dance floor as partners with this pro.
And now the real reasons come out regarding exiting American Idol judges. While Steven Tyler allegedly wasn’t asked back for next season, he’s not at all upset. In fact, Steven calls the show not his “cup of tea.”
Not that I’m surprised, but Steven has said that the show was basically just a paycheck that held him over while negotiating through the drama his Aerosmith band mates. Who knew American Idol could serve as just an interim distraction while he got his band back together?!
Not only is E! correspondent Giuliana Rancic expecting a baby with husband Bill Rancic via gestational surrogate, she’s also got an upcoming series on NBC called Ready for Love which she’ll co-host with Bill. What more could a woman want? How about Kris Jenner as a bestie? Umm….
It turns out that the two ladies are not just part of the E! Network together (or, let’s face it, the Kardashian Network), they are also really close friends. Who knew?
So the big question is, who will round out the judges’ panel? While rumors run rampant, I can say that there will likely be two seats filled. Why, you ask? It appears that longtime Idol fixture and judge Randy Jackson will be transitioning into a mentor role. He certainly has the credentials, and the contestants would surely benefit from his knowledge.