I am still baffled why Dance Moms needed a two-part reunion, but apparently Kaya had a lot to say, and there is never enough time for Candy Apple Cathy and Abby Lee Miller to bicker. The reunion did have to reach back to past seasons to get enough material though.
Poor Jeff Collins looks like he had a couple Red Bulls after the first hour. We are treated to the moms dancing at Abby's dance recital from a past season. Cathy choreographed the act, and she took off mid-number to perform a crazy-eyed jazz solo. It's hilarious, and Abby shockingly is appalled that Cathy tried to purposely embarrass the ladies.
Cathy and Abby discuss the competition between their two studios. Cathy thinks her studio is just as good as Abby's, but she does credit Abby's dancers for having more star power. Jill and Cathy go at each other over Kendall. Cathy isn't keen on Jill's studio hopping, and Jill doesn't like that Kendall didn't fit in with the other Candy Apple dancers. Cathy is questioned about whether she has cheated in the past by trying to sneak older dancers into younger age categories. Lots of choreographers average ages of those dancing in group numbers according to Cathy. She proudly admits to copying Chloe's solo music for one of her dancers to psyche out poor Chloe before she performed. After a viewer question, Cathy addresses bringing in outside choreographers. Abby admits to have done the same, saying that she likes working with them.
Basketball Wives LA is really disappointing this season. While I don't want the violent drama of the original ladies, but geez, this is boring! The most interesting part of last night's episode was a gay pride tattoo!
Malaysia Pargo, Draya Michele, and Laura Govan head out shopping, and Malaysia really wants the girls to be okay with Jackie Christie. Laura says she doesn't mind if Jackie comes around, she just doesn't want her to expect friendship. Um, wait, didn't Laura just have a nice and civil lunch with Jackie? Is VH1 having an editing snafu? I feel like that scene was filmed before the lunch, or maybe Laura is just that two-faced.
Gloria Govan is preparing for her action web series. Ahh, the internet…it offers so many options. Do people really watch stuff like this online? She meets with the producers who tell her she has two weeks to transform herself into a ballet dancing cold-blooded killer. Gloria is nervous, but she's up to the task.
I will never understand how people can not like Real Housewives of New Jersey'sKathy Wakile. She is just so down-to-earth and (compared to her cast mates) drama free. I'll be honest, I felt badly for her during the finale. All she wanted to do was enjoy her salad!
Kathy plays the voice of reason in such a ridiculous situation. Of course, she seems just as confused and bewildered as most viewers who were watching that debacle go down.
Luckily, Kathy is trying to make sense of the madness, and she's breaking it down for us…not that she draws any conclusions. I am still so baffled by all of it, so forgive me if I come across as a befuddled mess–and I've watched the finale three times!
Oh Kim Richards. I'd say you're making great strides considering you've gotten help for your addiction issues and rid your life of the gay bull mastiff, but let's take baby steps, shall we?
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star recently spoke about her friends Adrienne Maloof and Paul Nassif's divorce while discussing how she wants to fall in love again. While she is (thankfully) sounding more coherent these days, I still think it may be best for Kim to just focus on herself instead of jumping into another relationship. Of course, what do I know? I'm pretty surprised that she's even returning for the season!
While her emerging fan base will be sad to see her go, the trampoline dynasty will surely be thrilled to hear the latest Real Housewives of Orange County news! Alexis Bellino has announced that she won't be returning next season…by her own choice.
Those last three words, for me, are hard to swallow, as I can't see Alexis, as nice and clueless as she may appear, stepping out of the limelight of her own accord. In the past season, Alexis became the brunt of most of the ladies' drama, although she did kind of shoot herself in the foot by acting so pretentious and holier than thou. But that's just me. At least she has a bounce kingdom to oversee…it's the small things, right?
There is always speculation about switch-ups in the cast, and I'm sure this won't be the last rumor we hear regarding new "wives" joining the show. The latest news is that Tasha Marbury will be joining the ladies for the upcoming season, and–are you sitting down?–she's actually the wife…of a basketball player! Crazy, right?
As creepy as I find Kody Brown's hair to be, I think his Sister Wives are some pretty stand-up ladies. Now they are giving me even more of a reason to like them. The Brown family is helping women get out of polygamous relationships. Wait, what?
While Meri, Robyn, Janelle, and Christine love their polygamous lifestyle, they realize that some women are in it against their will. Meri recently ran a 5K to raise awareness for women who have been kicked out of or are trying to leave polygamous relationships like Warren Jeffs-led Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
The couple has apparently gotten engaged, although we won't be seeing the Jenni's ring any time soon, thanks to MTV! They've got to have something to show on season two of Snooki and JWoww, don't they?