I’m not going to lie. I had to focus on my breathing during last night’s Dance Moms so as not to pop a vein. These poor girls work so hard, and they are truly supportive friends. However, Abby Lee Miller and the crazy moms do everything possible to take the fun out of what they like to do most. I was really, really disturbed by it.
It’s pyramid time once again, but Kelly and Paige are glaringly absent. Abby Lee thinks it’s horrendous that Kelly hasn’t filled her in on the status of Paige’s foot injury. Bottom line: they should be there for the pyramid. Abby lectures the girls about the importance of listening to her…if Paige had listened, she may not have hurt herself! Christi can’t believe Abby is blaming Paige. It was an accident. Abby praises last week’s soloists and announces they’ll be competing in Philly next. Paige is on the bottom thanks to her “accident” along with MacKenzie and Chloe. Chloe lands on the bottom because she didn’t have a solo that makes sense. Brooke and Nia are on the second tier, with Maddie once again on the top thanks to getting the highest score from the judges. MacKenzie is granted a solo, although she won’t be in the group dance. Brooke and Maddie both get a solo. Chloe and Paige will be dancing a duet. Chloe is thrilled at the prospect of dancing with her best friend.
There is some full blown drama with America’s Got Talent. Long time judge Sharon Osbourne has quit, accusing NBC of discriminating against her son Jack Osbourne in light of his recent Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis.
According to Sharon, Jack was in negotiations with NBC to star alongside Nick Lachey and Dean Cain (now that would be quite a trio!) in a military-inspired reality show called Stars Earn Stripes. However, after Jack found he had MS, the network basically handed him his walking papers. If that is the case, shame on you, NBC! Of course, the show’s producer David Hurwitz claims that a deal with Jack was never finalized.
It’s getting to be that time again! We can stop watching reruns and fillers, because soon our favorite reality shows, along with a few new train wrecks will be premiering. VH1 has just released the premiere dates of three of its programs.
T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle will be returning on Monday, September 3rd at 9PM ET. We’ll follow Tip (who may be the busiest dude in the world) as he continues to star in the Starz series “Boss” and prepares to film the movie “Identity Theft” with Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy. As if that’s not enough, he’ll be promoting his new book and releasing his ninth album…all while filming his family’s reality show.
Oh, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta! You rose to a new high last night…or did you sink to a new low? It’s so very hard to tell!
Stevie J. and Mimi Faust take their precious daughter to the park. I initially think that Mimi is overwhelmed with Stevie’s attempt at family time, but Mimi doesn’t trust him as far as she can throw him. I’d say “good for her” but I doubt this will last long. Stevie proposes that he, Mimi, and Joseline all go to counseling together. What? He has some major cajones. Of course, he could sell milk to a cow, and he has Mimi considering the session.
Quick question…how can you tell when people just want to live their lives in the reality television spotlight? Apparently the answer lies within VH1′s show Couples Therapy. It seems to be the show that has-been reality couples go to revive their careers (how’s that working out, Guard and ProtectKasey Kahl?). Even the couples who are adamant about their strong unions seem so seek out the “self-help” show when they fall off the reality radar.
Case in point? Silex. Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen were attached at the hip for their seasons on Real Housewives of New York. The goo-goo-ga-ga couple often bragged about their intense connection and spending minimal time apart. In fact, the couple spent a ridiculous amount of time looking down their noses at their counterparts for not having as strong a union as they shared…maybe by “union” I mean wardrobe…
After Ang threw financial caution to the wind on last week’s episode, I couldn’t wait to see what Big Ang had to offer last night! This show has been ebbing and flowing all season in my opinion. Fun times, boring times, over-the-top times, and more dull times. I love Ang, but I need more drama. Does anyone agree? Of course, I didn’t want said drama to be the arrest of her son A.J.
Ang’s house is finally getting furnished. She actually paid $5,000 to have her sofa upholstered in black patent leather. I can only imagine how sticky and noisy that will be for the people who are brave enough to sit on it. Comfy! As more furniture is brought in, her house is looking more and more like what I imagine a porn set would look like. Neil just watches in dismay as his wife barks orders. Ang is hoping that now that the house is complete, A.J. will want to move back home with her.
What can I say about last night’s Mob Wives Chicago? There was a lot of bleeping, that’s for sure! These ladies are constantly saying they want to have civil, non-confrontational discussions, but if a string of cuss words and screaming at the top of of their lungs is civil, I’d hate to see uncivil. Oh wait, that was two weeks ago…Regardless, the entire episode was dramastically entertaining (see what I did there? ;))!
Renee Fecarotta Russo‘s daughter Giana comes over to discuss Giana’s recent trip to visit her father in prison. Renee is concerned about what the pair could have discussed. Giana tells her mother that her parents have too totally different stories about how they acted in the past. Giana doesn’t know who to believe. Her mother tells her that her father was a deadbeat who never made any attempt at a relationship with her, while her father tells her that Renee did everything in her power to keep the two apart, including threatening to call the cops on him. Renee tells Giana that her dad is lying, but her facial expressions seem to tell another story. Renee claims that she may have kept things from her daughter to protect her, but she never lies to him. Giana doesn’t want to hear it, and when Renee accuses her ex of lying about having cancer, Giana can’t even handle the conversation. Renee plans to figure out why her ex is trying to sabotage her relationship with Giana.
It’s time for an update on those crazy thirty-year-old adults kids from the Jersey Shore! On tap today, we have have a ridiculously rich fist pumper, a very relieved former pill popper, and the announcement of the premiere date for what will likely be the gang’s (or at least Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s) final season of the show.
Forget GTL, everyone’s favorite future pseudo uncle needs a new catchphrase–GTM2, as in gym, tan, make millions. Forbes just released its list of highest paid deejays, and Pauly D was number 7 in the rankings. The easy-going prankster can clearly spin some turntables as it’s being reported he made $11 million in the last twelve months. Yes, you read that correctly! How does one learn to spin tunes? I could surely be a blogger by day and a deejay by night, right? Who needs sleep? Given that Pauly has his own spin-off, a line of clothing, his name on some tanning lotion, and a set of headphones he markets with 50 Cent, it’s safe to say that Pauly is more than just an orange face a pretty face. He’s a cash cow with gravity defying hair!