Okay, so who didn’t see this coming? I’ll give you $500 if you’re shocked. Just kidding…$5. Well, make that no dollars, but just know that I know that you’ve been expecting this just as much as every other Real Housewives of Orange County viewer!
Tamra Judge has been blowing up her Instagram with pictures of her new granddaughter Ava (or actually pictures of her with her granddaughter Ava), and she recently posted the above-picture in which she shares that the newborn will definitely be a part of her story line on the upcoming season.
You know, the more Maddie Ziegler’s success distances her from Dance Moms, the more I like her. Please don’t read that as if I didn’t like her beforehand, because that isn’t the case. She’s incredibly talented, and in the tiny moments that I can appreciate the dancers on the show instead of being consumed by the negative hatred that is Abby Lee Miller (and those MOMS!), I find her to be charming.
That said, it’s always difficult to watch Maddie’s friends and teammates belittled each week because they don’t live up to her shining star. On the flip side, it has to be a lot of stress for the preteen to be placed on a pedestal and constantly put in a position where her besties are alienated due to her triumphs. Regardless, I’m so glad to see her making her way in the business outside of the ALDC. She’s now taking on Fashion Week!
I think we all can agree that no one is in Benzino’s corner like this gal. I’m his biggest fan. I’m a champion of those with no neck on which to balance their head. I believe that he’s a catch who needs to be appreciated for the complex man that he is. Don’t judge me.
The former Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star seems like a stand up character compared to his friends and co-stars, but No-Neck seems to be racking up the arrests lately. It doesn’t look good when the show’s voice of reason keeps finding himself in handcuffs. I’m not going to say Mona was hasty in firing him from the upcoming season, but I’m guessing she is kicking herself from missing the opportunity to get all of Zino’s legal woes on film for ratings.
Clearly, VH1 is trying to prove to us that the Mob Wives are just fun people who hate brawling and enjoy each other’s company. Sure, we’ll go with that. I don’t know how to explain last night’s episode where Renee Graziano acted (dare I say) normal, Drita D’Avanzo’s focus was on a family trip, Karen Gravano was trying to bring her immediate family together in Arizona, and Big Ang, well, Ang is always the voice of reason regardless of circumstance. Natalie Guercio is going to need to learn when to push and when to put on the brakes. At least some things never change…
We begin with Renee channeling her inner goddess with a photo shoot for her Mob Candy brand. I must say she looks fabulous. A bob is a good look for her, and she’s happy with where her friendships are at this point in her life. From Mob Candy to Lady Boss, Drita is having her weekly conversation with Lee since he refuses to be on camera. She’s thrilled her daughter is excelling at soccer given that she was a soccer star back in the day. The couple decides that a Disney trip needs to be in the works for their family…now that Lee is allowed to cross state lines. Win!
Abby Lee Miller makes me want to break my television set. You mess with Nia, you mess with me! Last night’s Dance Moms was just more of Abby’s downward spiral into mean madness and delusion…and to be honest, I didn’t think she had much farther she could go! Boy, was I wrong!
After the ALDC’s first competition in Los Angeles where Abby was missing in action most of the time, she is back and more hateful than ever. I wanted to spit nails just watching her. When the group gets to a new studio, the moms and dancers wonder if Abby will even arrive at rehearsal. Holly has reached out to Aubrey O’Day (formerly of Danity Kane) to see if she would be interested in working with Nia. Abby beckons her students in with the shrieks of a banshee, yelling that the girls first attempt to compete in LA was “FAILURE!” Holly and Jill speak up to remind Abby that she was absent all last week so it’s not fair to blame the girls. Abby refuses to tell the mothers where she was the previous week, and Holly continues to ask her whereabouts. Holly then cites Abby’s unprofessional behavior during Nia’s casting call, and she screams that Abby is a shallow, nasty woman. She’s not Kelly or Christi and she accuses the other mothers of being cowards for not supporting her and standing up to Abby. Holly is sobbing and poor Nia is in limbo as Abby smirks.
I’ve been waiting all weekend for more of Chrissy’s fabulous wigs. She’s pulling a fast one on us, right? Her hair–or the drama–on last night’s Love & Hip Hop didn’t disappoint. It was the same manufactured Mona mess as always!
After Mendeecees’s mother and his ex Samantha’s mother went haywire with drink throwing and death threats at a recent meeting to discuss Little Mendeecees, Yandy Smith is shopping with her fiance and getting the scoop on the evening’s antics. Yandy doesn’t know whether to laugh or, well, laugh at the idea of Mendeecees’ mom and Kim brawling over their grandson’s future. And here Yandy thought involving the grandmothers would create calmer negotiations. I guess if she wants something done right, she’ll have to do it herself!
Rich Dollaz has fun friends. He asked Cisco and Mendeecees to go shoot some hoops, but uh oh! The fellas take a wrong turn on the way to the basketball court and end up at a strip club. The three men share about the messy situations in which they have recently found themselves. Mendeecees is like a broken record with his mama drama, Rich was put on social media blast after messing with Jhonni, and Cisco can’t believe that the girl he cheated on and left has moved on with a new boyfriend. The nerve! Chink commiserates as well. He’s in love with Chrissy, but he’s not ready to divorce his wife yet. However, after hearing the craziness his friends are facing, he starts to think that perhaps his relationship with Chrissy is worth moving on from his ex.
Cheers are in order for Tamra Judge! The Real Housewives of Orange County’s star is now a grandmother…or a nana…or a grandma, or whatever title she chooses to be called. I am betting it will be something hip and young like, “NotNana” or “BigSis,” right?
Tamra’s son Ryan Vieth and his wife Sarah welcomed daughter Ava yesterday morning after a scary pregnancy. Almost a month ago, at thirty-four weeks pregnant, Sarah began having contractions and was admitted to the hospital. Her doctors gave her medicine to stop the labor and administered a steroid shot to help develop Ava’s lungs in the event of a premature birth. Thankfully, Ava managed to stay put in the womb for a few more weeks and was born weighing a healthy 7 pounds and and 14 ounces, measuring nineteen and half inches in length.
You know, sometimes it’s reassuring to see a reality star not losing touch with the actual real world. It doesn’t seem to happen a lot! Often, I find that true movie stars and entertainers seem more down-to-earth than people whose only claim to fame is that drama–and cameras–follow them everywhere! That said, it wouldn’t surprise me if someone saw, say Heidi MontagTamra JudgeRamona Singer Troy Landry (yeah, we’ll go with him. I love Swamp People) hitting up his local target. Usually, a reality star doing what would be normal daily routines for the rest of us seems about as odd as seeing Lisa Vanderpump shopping at a mall.
Given her larger than life persona and need to discuss her bank account and her brand at every turn, it makes me happy to see Real Housewives of Atlanta’sNeNe Leakes hitting up her local TJ Maxx for some fashionable bargains. My friends all know my obsession with all things reality, so I often get texts or e-mails with the news of reality celebrity sighting (I’m saving my recent run-in with Southern Charm’sShep Rose for another day) ranging from “I think I was just cut off in traffic by Whitney Sudler-Smith’s mom Patricia…I know because there was a giant Hermes in the back window” to “Here’s a picture of Teen Mom’sKieffer Delp’s dilapidated car in the parking lot of the Brunswick County Courthouse” which may have been my favorite until now.