I don't know what it is lately that I feel the need to put a disclaimer in all my blog posts, but here's another one. I really do like the Sister Wives! Actually, you need to take that statement literally. I like the Sister Wives…Kody Brown and his golden mane I can take or leave.
It's almost as if I've started liking reality shows that don't provide the normal extravagant lifestyle, Botox, and Patron-infused escape. Now, I truly enjoy watching the reality programs that make people think and make people mad…for a better reason than someone said something contrived in a cookbook. Social issues, family dynamics, real problems…this is what I'm now drawn to these days. I have to ask, WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME? I like to think I'm growing up…maybe? Enjoying fluff and Cartier is so much simpler. Being concerned about who got blackballed from the season's charity event is way cooler than worrying about how real people are actually perceived. Am I right, or am I right?
That said, I think the Sister Wives are awesome. Can we just have an understanding from here on out that when I say "Sister Wives" I mean Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn? We can leave the adult Simba out of my praise. Regardless of how progressive his wives are, he's still a tad too controlling for my tastes. Here's the deal. Do I think polygamy is weird? You can bet Annie's bottom dollar I do! Would I share my future husband ever with some Midwestern hussy(ies)? I think not…of course Ryan Gosling knows better (Eva who?). But was I put on this earth to judge? No. To snark? Well, duh, but to truly judge? Absolutely not. Apparently UNLV shares my beliefs, as the Browns were recently the subject of a campus-wide panel discussion.
After being fired from TLC, aka having her reality show canceled, Kate has now been let go from her gig as a blogger for CouponCabin.com. It happens everyday, but the website posted a letter explaining why Kate is no longer a part of their money-saving team and it's not exactly kind.
Last night was the second part of the Real Housewives of New York reunion. While we weren't treated to family feuds of epic proportions (thank the good lord) we were treated to pirate scandals, bootylicious lovin, toaster ovens, and daddy drama. Oh and a few alcoholic accusations. All in all it was a good show and the ladies played their parts well.
First off LuAnn de Lesseps is in the hotseat over her affairs of the piratekind. Toe-mah or Thomas depending on when the put-on airs slip, was merely a ride home and a late-night cocktail partner. Here's her story: LuAnn alleges that she did stay late at the club partying with her "Italian friends" but then Tomas offered her a ride home under the pretenses of seeing the villa. Was he drinking? I'm confused that she would go home with someone who had been drinking.
She DID go into Heather Thomson's room around 3am and wake her up, inviting her to have a drink with she and Tomas. Heather was like bitch I need my beauty rest. LuAnn insists nothing happened, it all looked bad, and she lied to spare the wrath and prying accusations of Pinot Singer. THAT is about the only part of the story I fully believe.
The Gorgas dined with Scott before heading over to the lounge. As the Bachelor Pad crew set up camp on one side of the lounge, Scott and the Gorgas partied together in the VIP area (naturally), sipping on Bud Lights and tequila. (What, no Voli Vodka?) After polishing off the booze, they hit the private high rollers black jack table and played into the early morning hours.
The next afternoon, Melissa was the headliner at Mohegan Sun’s Reality Check event, where fans participated in a public Q & A and meet and greet.
Sad news, Teen Mom fans. The whirlwind romance between Jenelle Evans and Courtland Rogers has come to an end. Last week, Jenelle gushed about their "perfect couple" status. "We are moving into our own house and are very happy about this decision," Jenelle boasted. "We get along great. We haven’t argued yet and have been living together for 2 weeks!”
Where did they go wrong? Let me count the ways…Jenelle hasn't said much… yet. It's only a matter of time before she famously over shares the details via Twitter, smoke signals, Sulia, messenger pigeons, Facebook, and her blog. For now, though, Jenelle simply wrote, "I'm single once again. I ended things and didn't think things were working out between me and Courtland. I rather not go into detail why but I'm happy with this decision."
The gossip blogs have started speculating on which ex the Teen Mom 2 star will rebound with – Kieffer Delp or Gary Head. How do you choose between two such upstanding men? First you have Kieffer, who is threatening to release a Jenelle and Kieffer sex tape. On Thursday, Kieffer tweeted, “When this vid comes out shes gonna cwy like the CRYBABY she is." Lovely. Then, there's Gary, the alleged abusive drug addict. Hopefully, Jenelle will take notice of the other (little) man in her life and rebound with (only) him. Note to Janelle: His name is Jace, and he calls you Mommy.
We resumed last night's Basketball Wives: LA with the altercation at Gloria Govan's going away party. It's every bit as ridiculous and as anticlimactic as it was when it left off last week.
Malaysia Pargo is holding back Draya Michele with the help of Brooke Bailey. After Jackie Christie calls her a "ho" for the fiftieth time, Draya swings. Even Malaysia can't believe how Jackie's acting. Security pulls Jackie away while Laura Govan laughs about Draya trying to hit "auntie." All of the girls find the scene hilarious except for Draya. She's not proud that she let Jackie rile her up like she did. Gloria urges her sister to go check on Jackie since they're "BFFs." Laura does not like working this hard on a friendship!
Jackie asks for Laura's honest opinion, but she won't really listen. According to Jackie, Draya was ugly to her while she was trying to extend the olive branch. Were we watching the same altercation? Jackie claims her soul is hurt. Laura can't help but feel sorry for her. Thankfully, Jackie has found solace in her new biffle Bambi. Poor Bambi doesn't know these women well enough to know she needs to be running as fast as she can in the opposite direction. Bambi feeds Jackie's ego, and Jackie needs a giant groveling apology from Draya to even consider letting her back in her good graces. Jackie threatens to take down Draya if that doesn't happen. This dynamic between Bambi and Jackie seems so phony…at least on Jackie's part.
Alana and June hit up The Grove yesterday afternoon, where Alana entertained the audience while being interviewed for "Extra". And then last night, Alana enjoyed some quality kid time playing in the fountains at Hollywood & Highland after her interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo will be airing a few special holiday episodes in 2012 before it returns for another season in 2013.
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I, of course, watched – tornados transporting me to Oz couldn't keep me away – and here's my thoughts on what happened. First of all I was sort of surprised Andy let Jill go so far with some of her allegations. It wasn't live, it was pre-recorded so the network definitely let her air ALL her grievances and expose what I thought was some pretty scandalous things about how filming works and behind the scenes dealings.
Secondly, Jill was either nervous or I don't know what but she rambled and ranted tangentially for the entire segment. Andy barely got a word in and he was checked out, although composed (and bemused), in a way I've never seen him act before. Jill of course basically complained that she was fired, whined it wasn't fair, and insisted viewers want her back and didn't connect with the new women because we don't know them. She actually said viewers were boycotting her firing – and Alex McCord's.