Well, it seems that it's not just the Fresco Italian restaurant in Montclair, New Jersey that is disappointing members of the community for allowing Bravo to use it to film scenes for Real Housewives of New Jersey. Local fans of the show were also disappointed…not in the eatery, but in the women dining inside.
Last week, the restaurant posted (and then promptly deleted after negative feedback) some pictures of Dina Manzo and Teresa Giudice eating at Fresco surrounded by lights and cameras. Fans who were able to catch the Facebook status before it was taken down rushed to the restaurant in hopes of seeing their favorite RHONJ ladies. You see where I'm going with this, right?
On last night's Sister Wives, Kody Brown saw two daughters graduate from high school. While Christine was overjoyed for daughter Aspyn, Meri continued to meltdown over Mariah leaving the nest. Poor Janelle, she really wants to high tail it, doesn't she? Even Robyn raises some eyebrows by inviting a fortune teller to the girls' graduation party. Her prediction? One more wife! Oh gracious!
The episode begins with Christine, Meri, and their daughters plan the graduation party. The girls think the moms are living vicariously through them since they never had graduation parties. Mariah and Aspyn are opposed to dancing and DJs. Meri thinks that the girls must be embarrassed by their parents' dancing skills. The only idea that sounds remotely appealing is Robyn's palm reader. I do love that the girls' are cussing in front of their moms. Mariah says "hell no" to a slide show. Kodythen discusses, yet again, how much more expensive Mariah's college education will be. If I were Mariah, I'd ask my folks to put the money they planned to spend on the party towards my education. He invites Mariah's study skills teacher over to talk about financial planning. Kody does not want any of his kids graduating with student loan debt, and he isn't going to be cosigning diddly squat. Slowly but surely, Kody realizes that loans would allow his kids to study and progress without worrying about working three jobs every semester. Take it from me, it's much easier to worry about that debt after graduation. Oh, sarcasm!
I am fully caught up on my Bachelorpremiere, and might I say that was Juan helluva opener! 😉 Oh the awkward crying, and that amazing reaction to the first impression rose. "She's speechless." And help me out here…since when is "free spirit" a career? Juan Pablo Galavis certainly has his work cut out for him this season with this crop of ladies.
Even Juan was worried that he wasn't going to make it to the finish line of the series' eighteenth season. The stress and drama of dating a bevy of girls under fairy tale like circumstances can certainly take its toll on a dude!
It's a great day to be Courtland Rogers, right? Well, I'm not quite sure I'd ever want to trade lives Freaky Friday style with Jenelle Evans' estranged husband, but he is having a big day. He's getting out of jail, y'all! While he's been no stranger to the Brunswick County jail in North Carolina, this recent stint began this past October for a probation violation. No stranger to drama and drugs (he is married to Jenelle after all!), it will be interesting to see what transpires on the outside.
The Teen Mom 2train wreck star has already moved on and is living in Myrtle Beach with her new beau and future baby daddy who seems to be every bit the winner to which Jenelle is typically drawn. I wonder how she will react to Courtland's release…Just kidding! I already know! How? Well, duh…Jenelle lives her life on the Internet, and she's already addressed the subject. Of course she has.
We've seen it time and time again. A child star grows up in the spotlight, has fame hungry parents, no one ever tells them no, they party, their squeaky clean image starts to get tarnished, the pressure mounts, drugs happen, lesbian relationships ensue, parents of tweens who love them are outraged, tabloid stories become far more prevalent than movie roles, rehab happens, then a comeback, then rehab again, Lather, rinse, repeat.
Sound familiar? No, I'm not predicting Miley Cyrus' future (although I could be), but I'm referring to everyone's favorite train wreck–Lindsay Lohan. Girlfriend has had a quite a time, hasn't she? What's next for her? Well, thanks to Oprah Winfrey's OWN network, she's getting her own reality show. That should be helpful in her "recovery."
I have to say, I feel so badly for Khloe Kardashian. She seems to be the most level-headed and genuine of her crazy, materialistic, fame-hungry family, and she seemed sincerely dedicated to making her marriage to Lamar Odomwork. Even after Lamar's alleged drug abuse and affairs became tabloid fodder, Khloe seemed to ignore all of her mother's unspoken family rules and tried her best to stay out of the limelight.
Of course, now Khloe and Lamar are divorcing after five years of marriage after much speculation. Pimpmomager Kris Jenner has been too busy touting how happy she is for Kim's #blessed relationship with Yeezus and their beautiful baby North to comment on Khloe's misfortune. Plus, she's super busy maintaining a friendship with her estranged husband Bruceand chatting up Kendall'sfriendship with Harry Styles with her best gal pal Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on the Today Show. Kris and Kathie Lee together? Poor, poor Hoda.
So last night we were back in Vegas for Mob Wives round three! If the first two installments were any indication, we viewers are in for a wild ride! I can only imagine the craziness that Renee Graziano has in store for us now that she's shed her inhibitions…and her twelve steps.
The ladies have decided to go racing at the track. It's right upDrita D'avanzo's alley. Natalie Guercio is equally excited. Renee decides to play nice for the sake of Big Ang and Alicia deMichele Garofalo. Renee doesn't like to see her friends playing with her mortal enemy (she's not two-faced, y'all!), so she ops out of the afternoon's events. She's floored that her friends are being so cozy with Natalie. Don't they have any respect? Renee approaches Alicia to air her issues, and she explains that she is upset about her friends' loyalty. Alicia tries to explain that both women were in the wrong regarding their confrontation. Ang reminds Renee that she did, in fact, put Natalie in a headlock. It's not about loyalty, it's about neck safety. Renee declares that her friends are back stabbers and takes off in a limo.
I'm not going to lie, I've been looking forward to Juan-uary for a long time, but I have a confession to make. I've yet to watch it (it's patiently waiting on my DVR) because of Sunday'sSister Wives. Plus, I got hooked on a little web series on Hulu Plus that is the most hilarious Bachelorparody called Burning Love (and don't even get me started on the amazing guest stars!).
However, while I pine for this season's Juan PabloGalavis, one of the ladies who got kicked off in the first round is already trying to extend her fifteen minutes. Is it just me, or does one episode of the dating show not warrant a full fifteen? Not only that, but one reputable media outlet is touting hot father Juan as a (gasp!) deadbeat dad! What??