I am sure it will come as a shock to no one that I've already pre-ordered a copy of Phil Robertson's new book Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander which hits shelves May 7th. Even if I wasn't obsessed with A&E's Duck Dynasty and the Roberston family, the title alone would have intrigued me.
I love everything about these people–their closeness, their strong faith, their loyalty, and their devotion to one another. Underneath those beards, there is more wit, substance, and intelligence than most of the housewives franchise combined. And, unlike the majority of the housewives, the Robertsons are honest about where they came from, what they stand for, and who they are.
Phil isn't afraid to admit he spent some time mixed up in the "sex, drugs, and rock and roll" when he was younger, and the family uses their reality fame to help the less fortunate. Hmmm, it sounds like those who don't necessarily look the part are certainly doing their part…somewhere Mama June is eating her sketti with a satisfactory grin…
Kim has been doing nothing but talking – and trashing Kandi – to the media, on twitter, and with really badly written and poorly editedPR statements. Now Kandi, represented by fellow Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks, is explaining what led to the lawsuit. And as predicted Kandi is saving most of her comments for their day in court!
"It’s time for the whole ordeal to be over. I asked TuneCore to take the song down in December 2012. They did. Kim sent an affidavit to put it back up, which they did," Kandi reveals in her statement. "TuneCore then informed me that in order for the song to be taken down permanently I would need to file suit to have it removed."
Kandi and co-plaintiff Rodney Richard (aka Don Vito), who is the co-writer and co-producer, are suing TuneCore along with Kim!
Ouch. Apparently leaking your own nudie pictures isn't the best way to get Hugh Hefner's attention. I guess it's another life lesson learned for Pia Rizza. As you recall, the forty-year-old Mob Wives Chicago star recently shared some naked selfies in order to "preempt" an ex-boyfriend from beating her to the punch. Sure. Cough, cough.
Unfortunately for Pia, Playboy has spoken, and the magazine isn't interested in having her model. Poor thing.
Rehearsal: Kellie, the roller-skating waitress turned American Idol hopeful turned award-winning country music singer/songwriter, is cute, funny, and spunky. And a natural dancer. Kellie says that she kids around a lot but definitely wants to take Derek's balls, err, the mirror ball home with her. Though, since Derek is the Dancing with the Stars golden boy, there isn't much difference.
Cha Cha Cha: The hips, the tassels, the legs, OMG. Kellie has an amazing body and knows how to move it.
A week after Kandi Burrussfiled a lawsuit against Kim in federal court over royalties, non-payment, and rights to use the song 'Tardy For The Party,' Kim continues to desperately exonerate herself by slamming Kandi in the media and on twitter. Among other things, Kim has called Kandi a famewhore seeking publicity and a liar. Kandi has not commented.
Going one step further, the Don't Be Tardy star put out an official press release giving her perspective on the lawsuit. It is of no surprise that Kim takes no responsibility and accuses Kandi of lies and negligence. Furthermore this is the most professional (ha!) press release ever. Is Brielle not only Kim's songwriter but her PR rep too?
"The lawsuit led by Kandi Burruss and Rodney Richard aka Don Vito against Kim Zolciak-Biermann over the song 'Tardy For The Party' is without merit and suspicious in its timing," Kim's official statement begins.
Normally I would argue that seven episodes was not enough for a season, but the level of catastrophic drama that these women were able to squeeze in seven episodes, I think I would be kind of scared to think what we would have witnessed had anymore aired. I mean how can you top; weddings, pregnancies, teen romance, paternity scandals, bachelorette parties, jail sentences, hospital visits, violent outbursts, family in and out the slammer, MIA parents and annulments to name just a few of the standout moments.. But more than anything we have seen these Gypsy Sisters; fight, smack talk, threaten, cuss, bitch and bicker like they are at war with one another.. and nothing is off limits during a Gypsy feud my friends! Did I mention the cussing?!