Gracious, everyone is an author these days! VH1's favorite caricature Big Ang is on a book tour to promote her new memoir Bigger Is Better. I hear the forward was written by Kilo. I kid, I kid. I adore Ang!
Big Ang was recently interviewed about the new book on the fourteenth fourth hour of the TODAY Show. Admittedly, I didn't give up this hour for two reasons. First, Kathie Lee Gifford drinking a fishbowl full of white wine spritzers at ten in morning doesn't really scream "journalistic integrity" so I can pretend it's not part of the original morning show, and two, everyone-and I mean EVERYONE-needs some Hoda Lee Kotb in their lives.
Bethenny Frankel's marriage to Jason Hoppy has been under scrutiny since day one because, well, her entire marriage and relationship has played out for TV on her various reality shows.
Most recently Bethenny and Jason were seen battling constantly on the third season of Bethenny Ever After, with Bethenny admitting the second year of marriage has been very rocky and full of tribulations. Things seemed to be going well for the couple by the end of the season as they partnered together to renovate a fantastic new apartment and made plans to temporarily locate to LA for Bethenny's talk show 'bethenny'.
bethenny did fantastic in its test run and now news is that the reality mogul is set to make it her full-time gig and bail on her reality show. Thank you Jesus.
Doomsday Wednesday is the fancy title CBS gave the most predictable hour of Big Brother all summer. This episode's only surprise came when Corn Flakes trumped Fruit Loops as the official cereal of Big Brother 14.
Dan Gheesling recovers from his risky nominations. Ian Terry is honored to have been "Memphised" by Dan. Ian doesn't know he was Dan's target. Danielle Murphree sulks for awhile, because that's what she does, but she goes right back to being Dan's number one girl.
Ian wins the next HoH. Jenn Arroyo talks to Ian right away. Ian tells Jenn he realizes there are "people here who have nominated me." Not I, says the one hasn't won a single HoH competition. Ian tells Dan he might have to use Dan as a pawn to "keep up appearances." Dan will never agree to this "crazy plan." Ever. In a million years. Dan stays silent, at first, and then tells Ian it's Renegades or nothing. Enough said. Ian nominates Jenn and Shane Meaney.
Julie Chen surprises the houseguests with an elimination and a Head of Household competition on a Tuesday. (Crazy, I know!) But first… the Power of Veto.
Um, please help me out here. As usual, I am watching Basketball Wives: LA this season, and I knew that Imani Showalter's presence was going to be up in the air. I can't say I'm shocked to see that she didn't return this season, as she didn't bring the drama. However, I am totally shocked to see her Twitter profile picture (above). Is that Imani or her daughter? That is not the Imani I remember from last season. Am I going crazy? It's like that recent episode of Real Housewives of New York when an overly airbrushed Pinot Singer was confused for daughter Avery.
Anyhoo, I digress. So Imani isn't joining the crazy ladies for a sophomore season. Little is known about why she isn't back for round two, although there has been a lot of speculation.
You know, I often think that if we normal people would just ignore all things Kardashian, the family would slowly fade into obscurity. Of course, I realize the irony of me wishing this would happen while blogging about them. I also realize it is never going to happen if non-normal (read: wacky celebs and "news correspondents") people keep giving them the time of day.
That said, I have an announcement to make. I am now watching Good Morning America for the first time ever. I don't know why I waited this long as I think George Stephanopoulos is hot, and I adore Amy Robach. The TODAY Show is dead to me. I'm sorry, Al Roker. I'll always think highly of you, as I know the show stripped you of extra time with your best pal Ann Curry, but to Matt Lauer (I blame you for Ann!) and the rest of the morning show's cronies, I say, for shame. (P.S. I still heart you, Willie Geist!)