I’ve been waiting patiently for Chef Ben Robinson to lose his facade of cool, and it looks like this is the week he most decidedly will. On last night’s Below Deck Mediterranean, Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier can’t differentiate between and entree and an appetizer (both of which are the same in her European view, as the terms are interchangeable), and Ben decides to stop keeping his enemies close, opting to tattle on Hannah’s poor job performance to Captain Mark Howard instead. Captain Mark, and Captain Mark’s eyebrows, are not pleased.
We pick up from last week in the galley, where Hannah is trying to cover her arse by claiming to be confused about the 2-course menu she and Ben had plainly agreed on earlier. The guests are starving, so there will be emergency kebabs! But Ben is not pleased about the botched service that makes him look unprepared. “Stop using that word!” Ben demands when Hannah refers to one of the courses as an entree. Sure, they may be in Europe. But the guests are American, the crew is largely American, and the show we’re all being subjected to is obviously American. Hannah thinks Ben should give her a “goddamn menu!” if he wants his dishes clearly communicated. “Don’t mess with me!” he warns when Hannah goes off about #MenuGate. “I’m shakin’ in my f*kin boots, mate,” she snarks back.
I have no idea why anyone would ever come for Dorinda Medley after attending on her events. She really is the hostess with the mostest. It really killed me to see the ladies ruin her holiday party throughout multiple episodes of Real Housewives of New York . Dorinda did what she could to have a fun party and look after her guests. I mean come on, she made lasagna, invited Santa Claus, and got the girls customized wine glasses as gifts. She could not have done a better job!
That’s why I’m vicariously offended by the fact that both Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill decided to make fun of Dorinda’s home and use the house itself as a justification for their behavior there. Not to mention that it literally makes no sense to accuse someone’s home of instigating an argument. Well, Dorinda didn’t take too kindly to the remarks and she let her anger in a pretty public forum.
Season 8 was Heather’s second season on the show and one comment production made was that Heather was basically forced into it by her husband Terry Dubrow, and was eager and anxious to get Alexis replaced with one of her friends. On her podcast Heather Dubrow’s World, she insists none of that is true.
“Some of the producers have some revisionist history going on!” scoffs Heather. Heather insists she never conspired to have Alexis replaced by a friend or chased them down with a casting suggestion after Alexis fled the CUT Fitness party. “That never happened,” Heather swears. “I had no one!”
This current Shahs of Sunset season is explosive. And I am weirdly invested in the demise of Mike Shouhed and Jessica Parido’s marriage. I just want to know everything that went down in this “he said, she said” battle. The infidelity accusations have been popping off. I have no idea who to believe about anything and I just want to figure out how I feel.
And if I’m this anxious about the marriage of complete strangers, I cannot imagine how these two feel. Well, shit is about to even crazier because Mike’s supposed mistress Emerald Wilson-Bey (who wrote the book My Nights with the Shah) has already come out swinging against bothMike and Jessica in a very damning statement.
Famously Single hasn’t even premiered yet (a few hours to go) and I can already tell that there’s a ton of chemistry between Brandi Glanville and Calum Best based on Brandi’s latest Watch What Happens Live appearance– where it was blatantly obvious that there was something going on with the two of them.
So here’s a run-down of the behind-the-scenes reveals:
1. The producers lie to everyone. Case in point: Alexis Bellino. Alexis insists she quit;Heather Dubrow and Tamra Judge insist she was fired. At the CUT Fitness party, the opening party for season 8, after Alexis flees following the onslaught from the ladies, she is overheard telling the producers, “This is why I didn’t want to come back!” The producers admitted they worked behind the scenes to convince Alexis to return – including that Vicki Gunvalson would befriend her, and by hiring Lydia McLaughlin.
I am so over LeeAnne Locken using her life story as some sort of valid justification for hating on Cary Deuber. Clearly she just hates the woman because she refused to comply with LeeAnne’s made up social rules for the “charity world” that she incessantly clamors on about.
This is so obviously a case of a scorned child acting out because someone does not want to be her friend. Cary did not actually do anything to incite this nonsense. And now LeeAnne finds an excuse to bring up rumors about Cary’s marriage whenever she possibly can and somehow thinks it’s okay.