She acts a fool. She sings. She dances. She bloops. NeNe Leakes may have risen to fame on Real Housewives of Atlanta, but she didn’t follow the normal housewives branding with fruity alcoholic beverages and cookbooks. The Neenster is one of the few reality stars (who wasn’t famous before her reality show) who has managed to crossover into acting…and not just in Sharknado movies! She’s guest starred on Glee. She’s starred in a short-lived sitcom. She’s acted on Broadway (twice!!!). What’s next?
Well apparently, stand-up comedy. NeNe is taking her act on the road with her “So Nasty, So Rude” tour. I guess “Close Your Legs to Married Men….WIG!” tour was too much to fit on the flyer?
Last night’s Dance Moms brought the drama, but Abby Lee Miller managed to stay slightly above the fray. You know that means it’s bad! As the episode begins, Abby is as unhinged as ever as she lectures the mothers on not respecting how busy she is as Ashlee lobbies for a pyramid to prove to the other moms that Brynn is worthy of the ALDC jacket. She’s still fuming that the team refuses to accept her daughter as its newest member, and I’m fuming that I get riled up and forget this a scripted mess.
At the studio, JoJo inquires to the whereabouts of Ashlee’s friends, and Ashlee retorts that she has no friends. Meanwhile, Melissa drives her daughters to practice, and Maddie admits that she love Brynn, but her addition to the team was awkward thanks to the mothers. MacKenzie chimes in to say how sad it was that the moms accused Brynn’s win of being rigged, and Melissa quickly shuts her down. “We don’t say that word.”
The tabloids had a field day when Hank was exposed for cheating on his wife, who was pregnant with the pair’s second child, during a drug fueled affair with a transgender model. After some very public ups and downs, Kendra is determined to stand by her husband and be open about the situation with their two children, six-year-old Hank, IV and two year old daughter Alijah. Wait, what? Yes, you read that correctly. Kendra is explaining all about daddy’s uh ohs and boo-boos to two kids who should be allowed to discover this drama the old fashioned way…by accidentally coming across it while surfing on the Internet at least a decade from now…you know, just like how all other reality stars’ kids learn about their parents’ sordid pasts! But that Kendra, she’s a free spirit, and she wants an open dialogue. Is is just me or should an open dialogue with kids this age be more about the tooth fairy and less about their father’s infidelities. Call me old-fashioned…
It’s been a hot second since Kris Jenner and the brain trust at E! gifted us with a “Choose Two Random Kardashian Siblings to Take On a Major City While Opening a New Dash Store” spin-off. It’s about time, don’t you think? Let’s go in a slightly different direction, shall we? I’m thinking Rob and Blac Chyna Take Calabasas…and Share a Home with Kylie and Tyga. I know that would be the one show spit out by this family that I’d actually watch. I have a pact with my better self not to view any Keeping Up With The Kardashian kraziness. Sure, this pact is maybe two weeks old, but baby steps.
We may be closer to the perfect storm of a spin-off now that Rob Kardashian has seemingly reconciled with his momager and over-exposed siblings. After bouts of weight game, rumors of depression, and throwing shade at sister Kim Kardashian on social media, Rob seems to be in a better place now that he’s dating his youngest teenaged sister’s much older boyfriend’s baby mama. Small world with those Kardashian-Jenners…
I’ve got to give it to one of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills newbies. Can Kathryn Edwards blog or can Kathryn Edwards blog? While her entries may be a bit verbose (so I love them, but I’ve cut some content), Kathryn maneuvers the Internet like a professional. She may not always make the best impressions while filming, but Kathryn is thoughtful and calculated enough to express herself in her Bravo blogs in a manner that makes her appear both sincere and balanced. Who’s taking sides? Not Kathryn! At least, not really…girlfriend should teach a class. Co-star Eileen Davidson could benefit…
She rehashes this week’s episode with panache. Starting with a slew of compliments for Yolanda Foster (K-Ed knows never to kick a RHOBH star when they’re down), Kathryn writes, “I hope this time of year finds everyone well…I love spring as everything turns green and begins to bloom again. Last week you saw a few of us ladies (Yolanda, Kyle [Richards], Erika [Girardi] and I) head to New York to attend Yolanda’s Global Lyme Alliance gala. Well tonight you got to see the event and hear some of the honorees speak of their battle with Lyme. I was so appreciative to be invited and attend this event for a few reasons–namely, to support Yolanda in her battle against this very debilitating disease while trying to bring awareness to it and help others.”
Y’all. Y’all. Is it just me, or is Kenya Moore vying to be the most hypocritical housewife in the history of housewives? In asking that question, I am not even taking into consideration the fact that Krayonce has never been a wife, because we all know that’s not a prerequisite with Bravo!
After her grand showing on the reunion, where she received more shade from Andy Cohen than I’ve ever seen him dole out, Kenya is back teasing fans about a potential pregnancy and calling out co-star Phaedra Parks for shaming her skin tone. Note to self, it’s fine for the Real Housewives of Atlanta star to talk smack about anyone and everyone, but it’s certainly not okay for any of her cast mates to retaliate. What’s that old adage about not dishing it if you can’t take it? Just kidding! Those rules don’t apply to twirling!
After allowing Jill to watch over Kalani in Los Angeles, on last night’s episode Kira returned to Dance Moms. Is it bad I’d forgotten she’d left? She and Ashlee pretend that the other doesn’t exist while they speak horribly about each other just a few feet away from the other. Jill is happy to have Kira back as she considers Ashlee to be a giant bully. Oh really? Abby Lee Miller is in rare form, cheering for last week’s group win. This week isn’t a pyramid, and Abby plans to go backwards. The sisters Ziegler are sharing the top spot…Maddie for winning her solo, and MacKenzie for garnering a scholarship to the Pittsburgh chapter of the ALDC. There’s still a studio there? Nia, Kalani, Kendall, and Brynn share the second tier, and Abby shares they are evenly placed. JoJo is on the bottom because someone has to be.
At this week’s competition, Abby will be entering two trios which means one girl be dancing. Abby crowns both Brynn and Maddie as the captains of their trio, making the choice who will be part of their routine. Jill interrupts to determine how Abby chose the leaders, and Ashlee tries to quickly quiet her. Brynn picks Kalani and MacKenzie while Maddie chooses Kendall and JoJo. Nia tries to pretend that it doesn’t bother her, but she’s clearly crushed. Abby promises that if Brynn’s solo wins, she’s secured a spot on the ALDC team. The group routine this week will be based on a commercial she has signed up the girls to team, and the girls cheer at the return of Todrick. The mothers are a tad wary. Abby doesn’t often play well–or collaborate–with others. The moms know that Abby can’t focus on more than one task (if that), so if she’s freaking out about the commercial, the competition routines are sure to suffer.