Little Women: LA

Little Women: LA Recap: Fierce Fight

Guess who now owns the word “fierce?” (Well, besides the year 2005.) Terra Jole owns it, dammit! And she makes Briana Renee’s head spin when she reveals on this week’s Little Women: LA that she’s using it in her upcoming book title. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. We are now witness to an argument about who is and is not fierce. Wait – can we abstain from the vote? Or redefine “fierce” as: Without boundaries, self awareness, or the maturity of a fifth grader? Because then, I will gladly get on board.

But last week’s mess still looms large over the group, as Christy McGinity Gibel gets wind of Terra showing her video all around town. As a result, Christy firmly draws a line in the sand, stating that she will not now, nor EVER, sign that book release Terra was waving in front of her face. So Terra will just have to rely on everyone else’s dirt to fill the pages of her “tell-all.” Hmm. It would seem Briana and Matt Ericson [Grundhoffer] could provide sufficient content for a trilogy, so my guess is that she’ll be all set, right?



Little Women: LA viewers have been watching Todd Gibel battle with obesity and other health issues, as wife Christy McGinty tried to get him help for the past few seasons. Todd underwent weight loss surgery almost three months ago and is now feeling very inspired by the fast results. He shared in a new post-vacation photo that he’s amazed at the way the pounds are falling off – even while on vacation!

Todd and Christy just returned from a getaway together and Todd shared his excitement over the scale. “What’s better than vacation? Going on vacation and coming home weighing less than you did when you left!”

He shares that he’s down over 60 pounds already in less than three months since his weight loss surgery! “Two and a half months since surgery and I’m down almost 70lbs! Plus I’ve added muscle and most importantly I’m doing things I would have only watched on TV before my surgery.” 


After this week’s Little Women: LA, everyone and their brother has seen the 2012 of Christy McGinity Gibel’s video. And the drama that surrounds the video seems to be more about how Terra Jole used it against Christy than the contents of the video itself. But Terra is still feigning outrage over its contents, to be sure! In her blog, she claims to be “appalled” and “disgusted” by Christy lip syncing to a spoof song that utilized the word “midget” – a slur to the little people community.

First, Terra justifies why most of the episode centered on her book deal, and what the mission of her memoir will be. “This book basically takes you on a journey of my struggles, my experiences and how I turned out to be Terra. We talk about my childhood, crazy job experiences, Little Women, family and even Dancing with the Stars! Not everyone is going to like it, but some are hopefully going to love it.”


Little Women: LA Recap: Big Trouble, Little Video

Remember a certain video Kim Kardashian leaked back in the day to launch her dubious career? Well apparently, Christy McGinity Gibel made one of those videos too! Except with way less skin, no sex, and a decidedly lower market value. So when Terra Jole decides to bizarrely out this old footage of Christy on this week’s Little Women: LA, Christy is offended – and rightly so, especially when Terra vaguely presents it as some sort of threat if Christy doesn’t sign her book release. Meanwhile, Tonya Banks is not having the best luck, as her dog is stolen, which, on top of the massive meltdown Jasmine Sorge recently had on her, does not make for a great week in Little Boss’s world.

With Penny turning two, Terra and Joe Gnoffo are planning a big party. At home, they prep decorations as Tonya pops in to tell them her dog, Angel, is gone. She cries foul! Someone’s stolen her, says Tonya. But enough on that, as there’s party drama to discuss – drama between Tonya and Jasmine, that is. Tonya still doesn’t know what to do to make things right after Jasmine screamed in her face at her post-launch party. She apologized, so shouldn’t that be enough? As for Briana Renee’s beef with Tonya not including her in the fashion show, nobody cares.


Little Women: LA Recap: Fractured Friendships

This week we find out a few critical pieces of news on Little Women: LA. Like the results of Terra Jole’s biopsy (she’s fine), and that Tonya Banks actually has an activewear line! But tempers flare when Tonya leaves Jasmine Sorge and Briana Renee off of the guest list of her fashion show. Because Briana is a MODEL in her own mind high demand, don’t ya know?!? Elena Gant and Terra also face off after Terra was last seen storming out of Elena’s baptism party. In short: Everyone screams at everyone. Welcome to another season of Little Women Who Loathe One Another!

We begin on the pier, where last week we saw Terra telling Tonya and Jasmine about her abnormal mammogram. Tonya tears up, then flies into anger about Terra not telling her earlier. Jasmine says nothing. Although Terra wanted to share the news with Elena as well, things between them are fractured since the godparent debacle. Jasmine’s advice: Talk to Elena. Soon.


Little Women: LA star Terra Jole

After Terra Jole found out that former bestie Elena Gant wasn’t choosing Terra to be the godmother of her twin boys, all hell broke loose on Little Women: LA. Now Terra explains just why Elena’s move hurt her feelings so much and how Tonya Banks‘ unkind words about Terra’s parenting priorities also drove the knife in deeper. Terra also touches on the moment when she received troubling news about potentially having breast cancer (though we know now she is cancer free).

Terra breaks down the scene at Elena’s baptism, where she found out that Jasmine Sorge would be godmother to Elena’s boys. “Let me set the record straight — I am happy for Jasmine. I’m just hurt that Elena felt she couldn’t tell me. We previously cried about it at the ice-skating rink, and I told her how special that was to me. It’s more about a respect thing. She expresses how our friendship isn’t like it used to be, but this is an example of why!”


Little Women: LA Recap: Baptism Blowout

Last night, Little Women: LA delved into some painful topics, namely Terra Jole getting frightening news that she may have breast cancer. Elena Gant also hosts a party after the baptism of her twin boys, at which Jasmine Sorge announces that she and her husband Chris, not Terra and Joe Gnoffo, were chosen as godparents to the little wee ones. Terra does NOT take the news well, to put it mildly. Meanwhile, Christy McGinity Gibel is busy navigating life with her overbearing mom and daughter as she prepares for Todd’s gastric sleeve surgery.

Tonya Banks – who’s still imagining that her activewear line is ready to launch – is out shopping for baptism clothes with Elena. When Elena reveals who she’s chosen as godparents, Tonya seems shocked. And caught in a bind, as she already spilled the beans to Terra that Elena was thinking of choosing her. Ruh-roh. Elena is adamant that Terra’s priorities aren’t straight enough to be a suitable godparent though, and that’s that. So – this should all go over swimmingly at Elena’s upcoming baptism party!


Terra Jole crushed by Elena Gant

This week’s Little Women: LA cemented a new alliance between Elena Gant and Jasmine Sorge, who started out as bitter enemies on the franchise, yet ultimately forged a bond as new mommies to their boys. When Elena chose Jasmine and her husband, Chris, as godparents, though, Terra Jole admits she was deeply hurt. After all, Elena had initially asked Terra and Joe Gnoffo to fill the role.

Terra confesses, “I’m truly crushed that my relationship with Elena has faded. In the episode, Elena mentions that after Dancing with the Stars, we never talked like we used to, but the phone lines work both ways. We are both to blame for our lack of communication, but conveniently Elena is upset that I’m not calling as much. This makes it easy for her to appoint someone else as a godparent.”