Last night’s episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey was all about the careful, delicate process of making amends which is almost as painstaking and precarious as writing the perfect cookbook. Melissa changes strategies regarding the infamous feud,Kathy gets the Caroline-treatment, Teresadecides she is going to learn how to write, Jacqueline deals with bratty friends and bratty daughters, and Caroline is forced to mediate some Gorga-drama.
Things start off with a flabbergasted Kathy telling husband Rich about the events at the Posche Trashion Show. Kathy, worried that she may be blackballed from The Brownstone after angering The Caroline, needs to make amends and explain she wasn’t trying to pull a Gorga and cause a big scene in public. After all, she couldn’t help it because she was talking to Teresa and it’s in Teresa’s genes to flip out in public and cause a HUGE scene. Kathy is also surprised that her attempt to have an adult conversation with Teresa didn’t go well. Wait – hasn’t Kathy known Teresa her entire life? How is this shocking to her?
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Tonight at 10 pm ET/PT, Bravo premieres its newest show Million Dollar Decorators which gives us a glimpse into the lives and worlds of the wealthy and fabulous.
Million Dollar Decorators follows Nathan Turner, Jeffrey Alan Marks, Mary McDonald, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, and Kathryn Ireland, five of Los Angeles’ highly sought after interior decorators to the rich and famous. The show’s first installment includes an apartment redo for Sharon Osbourne where the deadline for completion is pushed way ahead of schedule to accommodate the hectic filming of Sharon’s talk show.
The new season will also feature a design overhaul for Daisy Fuentes’ home, as well as Martyn transforming Jimmy Choo shoe queen Tamara Mellon’s multi-million dollar New York City penthouse. The drama will follow the decorators as they consult with difficult clients, balance personal lives, compete within their industry, and play just as hard as they work.
And in a recent interview with the Futon Critic,Martyn Lawrence Bullard (pictured far right) makes it known he is very confident in his work. When asked if there’s a competition between him and the other designers on the show, Martyn responds, “Well, I wouldn’t say we run in the same circles. I certainly haven’t seen any of them at Elton John’s dinner table. [Laughs.] When you get to a certain level, there are only so many high-end clients looking for decorators and so quite often you’ll find that you’re going up for the same jobs with other people.”
Martyn does go on to add that “we’re all friends and we’ve all known each other for a long time. Particularly Kathryn, Nathan and I have all known each other for a long time and been together on vacations and weekends away.”
I love how Martyn just name dropped Sir Elton John! Million Dollar Decorators appears to be equal parts Million Dollar Listing, Flipping Out, and (Bravo’s far too short-lived) Top Design with Kelly Wearstler and Jonathan Adler. It seems like the perfect design show recipe to me! Watch a sneak peek below!
TELL US – WILL YOU BE TUNING IN TO MILLION DOLLAR DECORATORS? THOUGHTS ON THE SEASON PREMIERE?
On last night’s episode of the Bachelorette, Bentley showed no mercy in repeatedly bashing the poor Ashley Hebert behind her back. Oddly enough, Ashley revealed on the show’s season premiere that a former cast member had warned her Bentley was only there for the cameras, but of course she still decided to give him a shot.
Bentley, a 28-year-old single dad, started the nastiness last week when he revealed he had hoped Emily Maynard would be the Bachelorette. He then added that Ashley wasn’t his type. I’m sure Emily’s flattered.
And last night in Las Vegas, he had more ugly comments about Ashley. “She has a great body, amazing butt, rocking legs,” said Bentley. “The competition makes it exciting… and that’s the extent in terms of my interest. You know, I mean, she’s just not my type.” We heard you the first time jerk-off.
It got even worse as Bentley then decided to play mind games with Ashley during their one on one time, threatening to leave the show to go be with his daughter. Ashley unfortunately begged him to stay. “If you feel something for me, please stay, because I feel something for you,” begged Ashley. “If you feel something for me, please, please, please stick around. Please, please, please.”
Bentley had some more choice words after getting a rose on his group date. “It comes down to the fact that I get competitive about every thing,” he said. “I’d rather be swimming in pee than planning a wedding with her.” Wowzers.
This morning, poor Ashley is now speaking out on Bentley’s words and actions. Below is the excerpt from Ashley’s latest blog with PEOPLE -
“In closing, I want to say that I learn so much about these men from watching the episodes – the good, the bad and the ugly. The most important thing I told myself from the start was that I would always be open with the way I feel, even if there was the potential to be hurt. I said that I wouldn’t want to look back with regrets. Even as I cringe through some of the things that Bentley said throughout filming, I wouldn’t change the way I was, because in that moment it was the way I felt. Everyone is responsible for their own honesty and accountability – and if he wasn’t willing to give me at least that, he is in the wrong. No regrets!”
And it seems next week, we will get more ugliness from Bentley. Here’s to hoping Ashley sees the light sooner than later.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON BENTLEY AND LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE? IS HE THE WORST BACHELOR VILLAIN EVER?
On last night’s episode of Mob Wives, the ladies sort of make amends after taking dinner party from hell to a whole new meaning. Renee pretends she wants to date a normal man who is not in the mafia,Drita and Carlahave incarcerated husband situations, and Karen finally snaps and throws a vase at Renee, but fails to knock any sense into her. Darn.
The episode began exactly where last week’s ended – with brawling in Renee’s dining room! Renee laments that when she set up her Sunday dinner it was to get the girls together to calmly talk about their mental issues, but sadly her “beautiful Sunday dinner has turned into a cage fight.” Renee should have expected as much since with all the issues these girls have it would take more than a Sunday evening to work through everything; more like Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and all the way to the next week!
During the argument ready to rumble Drita “squares up” to break apart Carla and Renee, but Karen “The Bull” Gravano says Drita is going to have to get through her first! Clearly those two definitely still have high school drama things to work out. Good thing friend savior Renee invited them both! Renee claims that not only is Carla “attacking” her in her own home, she is also screaming in her face because she doesn’t want to hear the truth about her own boyfriend. Remember, Renee just wants to protect Carla from dating a serial a** groper. Carla has a different opinion of Renee “That mouth don’t stop going!” Graziano – she thinks Renee is a liar. So Carla tells Renee as much.
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On Thursday’s episode of the Real Housewives of New York, “Misfortune Teller,” the ladies invade begin their vacation in Morocco, with separate flights for the brunettes and blondes, of course. Hang on to your hangers magic carpets. Yeh bebe, it’s time for Morocco, Manhattan style!
So, yeh bebe dahlings, LuAnn, Jill, Kelly and Cindy arrive, and LuAnn has given up her Countess title for that of Moroccan Ambassador of Travel and Hospitality. I’ll give it to her though, the accommodations, excuse me, riad (man, my Arabic is on fire!), she has secured are beyond amazing. Flying in the following day are Alex, Ramona and Sonja, with Ramona repeatedly reminding anyone who will listen that she will require all of the comforts of home, a.k.a., “pinot grigio at all times.”
On their van ride to the ladies’ compound, Ramona and Sonja quickly become those Americans that give the rest of us a bad name. Between the talk of too much dust and too many goats, poor Alex nervously laughs and quietly cringes between the brash duo. When the ladies get to the riad, Sonja is concerned about her luggage being stolen, and–please correct me if I’m wrong–Ramona takes one look at LuAnn and Jill in their kaftans and calls them “wounded warriors.” And thus the train wreck that is Ramona begins in slow motion…
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And immediately following the airing of the show, Ramona’s costar Countess LuAnn de Lesseps kept it classy by making the following tweet – “The fortune teller was spot on with all of us. It was scary.” See what the Countess did there? A not so subtle dig at Ramona by insinuating the fortune teller’s tale was accurate.
Ramona was however one of the guests on Watch What Happens Live last night, during which she denied her husband Mario Singeris cheating on her. “Well I never take fortune tellers to heart. I know what I have,” she said of Mario.
When informed of the tweet from the Countess, Ramona appeared visibly upset. “Hello, she’s the one who’s cheated left and right on her husband. She’s cheated on him, he’s cheated on her,” said Ramona. “What is she talking about? I never cheated on my husband. He never cheated on me.”
Andy Cohen also asked her the drinking question as many fans of the show this season have wondered if she has a drinking problem, you know, since she’s always shown with a half full glass of wine or flipping out whenever her own Pinot Grigio line is unavailable. Well Ramona also denied having any issues with the alcohol.
“You know what, I don’t have a drinking problem. I definitely have a glass or two at dinner. I drink responsibly. I don’t drink and drive. I wouldn’t have 4 businesses. I wouldn’t have a marriage,” said Ramona. “It’s just unfortunately some of these women are threatened by me or let’s say they just want to attack me for certain reasons.” She later added that she is simply a “social drinker” and that wine is only about 8% alcohol.
I suspect this is a case of Ramona trying too hard to plug her Pinot line on the show gone wrong, but perhaps it could be the editing. Or then again, maybe she just drinks too much. But don’t they all?
Some of our readers are also speculating if the “fortune teller” might have been planted, you know, to stir up drama. This actually never crossed my mind but it could be a possibility. For one, Brad, the guy who planned the party and set up the reading with the fortune teller, made it known he wasn’t a fan of Ramona’s.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE FORTUNE TELLER? DO YOU THINK MARIO IS CHEATING? DO YOU THINK RAMONA HAS A DRINKING PROBLEM? OR IS SHE A VICTIM OF BAD EDITING?
Other Bravo stars in the commercial include Kathy Griffin, Kara DioGuardi, Padma Lakshmi, and Patti Stanger. If you recall, this was the same shoot in which some of the Bravo housewives reportedly felt snubbed by Top Chef host Padma, who they say ignored them during the shoot.