Last night’s Real Housewives of New Jersey focused on the important things in life: Rosie’s jaunty cap collection, the remix of “On Display,” and friends doing everything in their power to maintain a strong bond through mutual respect, listening, and give-and-take. Oh wait, maybe not that last thing…
Caroline Manzo? More like Caroline Done-zo! She is way over Teresa Giudice’s behavior. I mean she only wanted to return some swimsuits in the least set-up and manipulated scene ever and she ends up in the midst of World War Tre? Uh uh. No way. Caroline is fed up…and you don’t want to see Caroline fed up because fed up Caroline looks like Caroline always looks scary. The Manzo brood,Greg Bennett, and Uncle Chris Laurita are drinking some sucky read wine in the yard. Laurenis worried about Jacqueline after hearing stories of tabloid-gate twenty-twelve. Chris regales the children with stories of a Jacqueline once so loony, she threw all her ex-husband’s belongings into their front yard. Basically, he opines, she is now throwing all of Teresa’s metaphorical crap onto their manicured lawn. Chris wonders why women can’t handle fights with a quick discussion and then forgive and forget like he and his fellow brawn practice. Oh yeah, emotionally emoted emotions.
Last night was the season finale of Sister Wives. There were college visits, big decisions, and a lot of running around the desert. When you think about it, that would be the best way to best capture the flowiness of Kody’s mane, which, let’s face it, is the true star of this show.
Logan is graduating from high school, and he has narrowed his college search down to Southern Utah University and UNLV. Mariah wants him to go to SUU, but Madison hopes he’ll stick close by as he’s her best friend. Logan reveals that while his dad, moms, and siblings want him to stick around to be close to the family, but Logan isn’t planning on sticking around till he’s forty to see his brothers and sisters grow up. Can you blame him? His mom Janelle thinks he’ll have more ties to his religion if he goes to SUU. Logan isn’t dead set on whether he’ll be a polygamist. He sounds JUST LIKE Kody when he talks.
VH1 seems to have learned that viewers are getting a bit testy with the violence. Last night’s Mob Wives Chicago, while expletive-filled, had no hair pulling, eye scratching, or table jumping. Refreshing! You have to throw in one calm episode every once in a while, right?
Christina Scoleri and Leah Disimone meet for brunch, and Christina reveals to Leah that she met up with Pia Rizza. Their accents are killing me, and almost every other word of Leah’s is bleeped. Christina believes that meeting up with Pia was a huge wasted of time. After bleeping about Pia for a bit, they switch gears to start talking bleep about Nora Schweihs. Leah blames Nora for the friendship break down between Christina and Pia.
I have to say that mob life as I always pictured isn’t quite as mob-esque as what I gather from VH1. Let me break it down for you…today’s Mob Wives‘ news revolves around a rap video and contract dispute. Not very Tony Soprano if you ask me.
It seems that Mob Wives Chicago stars Nora Schweihs and Renee FecarottaRusso have a lot to learn about the entertainment industry. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, both are being sued by their manager Nick Celozzi, Jr. He claims that he entered into management contracts with both women, and his talent company was able to land them a place at the Mob Wives Chicago casting call. According to the two year contracts which were signed in December, both women agreed to pay him fifteen percent per episode of their VH1 paycheck. With the women scoring $6,000 per show, Nick is entitled to $900 per show from each woman.
If Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries keep going the way they’re going, this is going to be the divorce trial to end all divorce trials. Of course, I think that is the mantra of the Kardashian Klan…go big or go home, right? Or is it go to your big home? Either way. It’s shaping up to be quite the legal battle. I don’t know about y’all but I am crossing my fingers for a televised trial.
The latest news is pretty hilarious if you ask me. Apparently, according to RadarOnline.com, Kris’ legal team never had any plans to bring up the fact that Kim moved on so quickly with Kanye West. Now I don’t know the laws in California (so someone please help me out in the comments section), but I find that hard to believe. If it were the state where I live, Kim would be flat out cheating on him as their divorce isn’t final yet. How could you not bring that up in your legal argument?
Jennifer Giminez is clearly proving herself to be a jack of all trades. The former model and current biffle of RHOBH’sBrandi Glanville began abusing drugs at the height of her modeling career. Battling those addictions for thirteen years, she has been sober for six. Jennifer is no stranger to reality television, having been alongside Dr. Drew on Sober House and Celebrity Rehab.
Jennifer just finished filming Rehab. That season will premiere on VH1 in September, with Jennifer telling celebs.gather.com that it was “intense” and will be “the best season ever.” Rehab will showcase everyday people suffering from addition.
Jennifer has also begun penning her memoir, revealing, “I’m telling my life story and I’m digging deep.” Her book should hit the shelves early next year.
WILL YOU BE WATCHING REHAB? LOOKING FORWARD TO JENNIFER’S BOOK?
And I bet you guys were thinking that Slade Smiley would never have any “celebrity guests” on his new radio show! The host with the most BS recently welcomed the shy and demure Tamra Barney into the studio for some Real Housewives of Orange County radio gold. I don’t know about y’all, but I am so glad that these two crazy kids are finally playing nice…at least with each other!
We got a little preview of what the pair would be discussing when Gretchen Rossitweeted, @TamraBarney and @SladeSmiley talk about some cast members Bull Honkey today on radio Slade!”
Tamra responded, @GretchenRossi @sladesmiley are you suggesting I talk about “victim Barbie.” Oh, the ol’ Victim Barbie interview! I wonder to whom she is referring…
On last night’s Around the World in 80 Plates, the chefs head to Chiang Mai Thailand. While I am still not the biggest fan of the Suvivor-esque format (more food, less strategy!), at least the challenges are getting a bit more interesting.
Jenna Johansen is wary about heading some place where she isn’t as knowledgeable about the cuisine (or the language for that matter), and Nicole Lou is convinced that she would have been sent home had she not had immunity. Nookie Postal couldn’t agree more. He’s livid about having to send Nick Lacasse home, and he plans on getting back at Nicole. John Vermiglio thinks Thailand is going to put everyone on an even playing field.
The contestants arrive in Thailand and begin the course at the airport. They must first divide into three teams of two and find the Ton Phayom market where they must purchase two baskets of coconuts. They learn that the winning team will get the exceptional ingredient and $10,000 while the losing team will be “left out in the cold.” John and Nookie immediately pair up, followed by Liz Garrett and Nicole. That leaves poor Avery Pursell with Jenna. Liz is hoping that Nicole’s experience with Asian style cooking will be helpful.