I know, I know. Like you, I thought we'd (kind of) heard the last of Jon & Kate Plus 8 stars Jon Gosselin and ex-wife Kate. Sure, they'd appear every once in a while with a complaint or a new haircut, but, for the most part, they had left the building.
Enter VH1's Couples Therapy. With that one reality television gem that sensationalized Jon's "journey" post-divorce, the most dysfunctional family of eight was once again thrust down our throats like a bad corn dog. I'll be honest…I'd been Team Jon because I believed he'd intentionally dropped off our radar in an effort to be a "normal, hard-working dad," but in all actuality, he's just as much a fame whore as his ridiculous ex. Thanks, TLC. That was a can of worms that should have never been opened!
So I'm really trying to make sense of Aviva Drescher. Like really. I initially thought she was a breath of fresh air on her first season of Real Housewives of New York. And then her dad arrived…as did her phobias (and no judgment on the phobias…I have my own compound of them). The next thing I knew she was slinging around the phrase "white trash" about Ramona Singer and Sonja "Sexy J" Morgan. While she wasn't quite wrong, I think you'll agree that her delivery fell very short. It was awkward. And awful. It was what reality television should be if you want to cringe a lot.
Imagine my surprise (our collective surprise) when she arrives for her sophomore season kissing more a$$ than I ever thought possible. She hated Ramona. That's fine. Own it! But her constant "you look fabulous, can we try to be friends?" coupled with "your hair is just so white, I love it!" (as a fan of the blonde bleach, let me assure you that white hair is never a compliment unless you're a Golden Girl). Now, Aviva, who does have the luxury of knowing how the season transpires, has decided to play the victim. She's like a gargoyle…and that's not me making that comparison…it's her! What the—?
She begins her Bravo blog, "Hello everyone! Welcome back to another drama filled episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta! Let’s jump right on in! Peter has always maintained a friendly relationship with all the men that he has been introduced to through the ladies. He is cool with all of them. He calls them whenever he feels like it and is happy to answer the phone when they call him — Apollo, Gregg, Todd, Kordell, and of course Walter. The men have their own relationships, and I think it’s great that they all get along. It's seems pretty ridiculous to assume that the guys would stop being cool just because they are no longer in a relationship with one of the ladies or are having issues with them.
It's good to know I'm not the only Juan who thinks that this season's Bachelorwas a terribly insensitive d-bag. Even one of the final two, Clare Crawley can't stand the guy! Can you blame her? Juan Pablo Galavis apparently said something so foul to her off camera that she was totally blindsided. Of course, now that we know exactly what he said, I think we can all agree on two things: first, the pair certainly diddled in the ocean before he sex shamed her early in the season; and second, JP's an even bigger tool than we'd thought!
We'll get to Juan Pablo's comment in bit, but before that, I'd like to place some bets on how long his romance (can I call it that?) will last with Nikki Ferrell and whether he'll fade into obscurity with little to no post-season press. A month tops, for both? A girl can dream, can't she?
Um, so, ahh…I'm not quite sure what to do with this post. Perhaps I should preface it with situations like this is likely how Jackie Christie got the nickname "Wacky Jackie." Maybe I should categorize it under "where in the H-E-double hockey sticks do paps get their questions?"…I'm just not quite sure.
The Basketball Wives: L.A. star was minding her own business, leaving the mall with pal Sundy Carter, when a paparazzo stops them with an interesting inquiry. In the minute that transpired on video, Jackie and Sunday respond by describing how to torture a mean ol' cat. Confused yet? Me too!
Brandi Maxiell is this season's newest addition to Basketball Wives: LA, but she's been through enough in her life to stay above the petty drama of her co-stars. In 2007, when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age twenty-four. She discusses beating the odds and dealing with the pettiness of the other ladies of BBW: LA, save for friend Malaysia Pargo.
Speaking to Life & Style, Brandi shares, “When I was diagnosed, I had just graduated from college and I was engaged, so I thought I was going to come to Detroit [where she was living at the time], live with my fiancé and I thought I was going to have a lifetime of fun. Literally three weeks of me living in Detroit, I started to feel all these symptoms and my life went for a turn.”
I'd been crossing my fingers that Kaftan Kyle Richards would be returning to Witch Mountain with sister Kim. However, some insiders are claiming that she is hoping for a pay raise along side new friend Brandi Glanville, former friend Lisa Vanderpump, and lemon loving Yolanda Foster. There's strength in numbers even if those numbers can't stand one another, I suppose!
There's been so much nastiness from Abby Lee Miller on this season (the longest ever it seems!) of Dance Moms, I guess Lifetime wanted to bring back Kathy and the Candy Apples for some unrelated drama.
The episode begins with Abby revealing that she would be bringing in a new girl named Fallon who shined at one of her open auditions. Fallon and mom Cheryl arrive as Abby corrals all of the dancers and moms for the pyramid. Abby does introductions, and Cheryl's face looks like it can't move. The moms look defeated as usual, and Abby laments how difficult it is to build an entire new team. Kalani is out because mother Kira didn't abide by Abby's rules, which apparently is never say that your daughter can beat Maddie.