I think we all learned a good lesson on Real Housewives of Miami last night. Thomas Kramer's house is no place for Housewives of any strife, location, or wig-wearing persuasion.
The creepy, weird older guy who hosted the ladies of Atlanta on an unforgettable girls weekend two seasons ago, once again did Housewives no favors by hosting the ladies of Miami for an atrocious dinner party where the lest desirable thing at the table was Thomas himself. Look dude, if you think telling an 80-year-old woman to sit down and shut-up because she's nearing her expiration date is going to get you a reality show, you're mistaken.
Things begin at Lea Black's house withMama Elsa and a case of missing mozzarella. Apparently Mama Elsa wants Lea and Marysol Patton to make up, but Lea has a conflict of interest – or two. One of them is 8 foot tall drag queen in a 40" wide wig named Elaine Lancaster. And the other is that essentially that The Patton Group screwed up The Black Gala two years in a row and there was nary an apology in sight.
We begin with Rawn, Snooki, and Deena working at the Shore Store. The meatballs are already hoping to bail on their shift, and hard-working Ronnie is beyond frustrated. He and Danny retaliate by donning trucker hats and ditching work like true meatballs. Mike calls his sister and dishes on Paula. He wants a classy girl, and his sister gives him advice on how to proceed with "shocking" Paula. A giant storm rolls in (which I realize is nothing compared to the super storm), and Snooki and Deena are freaking out. Down the boardwalk, Ronnie and Danny drink fruity cocktails and laugh about the chaos the girls are likely unleashing on the store.
"It definitely affected the show, but what’s funny is it affected it in a good way," Drita D’Avanzosaid. "Whatever beef or nonsense was going on, it just disappeared. Everybody was like, texting each other, seeing if we were all okay, we were all helping and donating and cleaning and doing everything, it was nice to see that. Everybody put all their problems aside."
Obviously, production of the show had to be shut down for a while. But, the cameras are rolling again, and the next season of Mob Wives will show how the women cope in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. One way that Drita copes is by giving back to her community. Drita shares, "These people are just shocked, a lot of them are really stunned, a lot of them don’t know what they’re looking for, they’re just too shocked that they lost everything. My daughter knows a girl whose best friend died, this little girl. How do you deal with that?"
We get our first look at the new show in this highlight reel released by Bravo and now I see why Lisa was able to remain on season 3 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills AND tape a spinoff show – because (from the glimpse in the video) she won't be the main focus on Vanderpump Rules! After watching the trailer, it seems as if it will be more about the drama in the lives of her employees at Sur. I have to admit that I have the sads after watching and seeing that Lisa's fabulosity won't be the central focus.
Take a look and tell us what you think. Will you tune in for "employees gone wild"?
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Does the world really need one more teens-a-mess reality show?
According to Lifetime, yes. The network picked up eight hour-long episodes of a new series titled Teen Trouble. The show's host, Josh Shipp, is a teen behavior specialist, motivational speaker, and former advice correspondent for MTV's Total Request Live. He's also the author of The Teen's Guide to World Domination: Advice on Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Awesomeness.
In Teen Trouble, Josh will "embed himself" into the "hidden lives" of teens who are abusing drugs and alcohol, stealing from family, and otherwise breaking the law. He will then confront the teens and parents with a few harsh truths.
Can I get a slow clap for Shaunie O'Neal? She said she was going to clean up the violence and drama on Basketball Wives, and by God, she's going to deliver. Oh wait. Nevermind. Instead, Ms. Nostrils O'Neal fired the calm ladies and kept her violent, bullying friends for the fifth season. They say they want to redeem themselves. I think Kenya Bell needs to duck!
That's right, folks! Both wine bottle tossing, table jumping Evelyn Lozada and purse snatching, in-your-face screaming Tami Roman will be back for another round. Apparently, they've "grown" in light of recent circumstances and deserve a fifth second chance. Tami suffered a mild heart attack, so she has a new lease on life, while Evelyn had a short-lived marriage that ended in a head butt from Chad Johnson, so surely she's learned that violence isn't the answer. Right? Hello? Anyone believe that?
In round 500 between the maybe lovers/maybe not (despite the heavy dose of incriminating photos), the Real Housewives of Orange County star won a $500,000 defamation suit against her ex after he told the world she was cheating on dying fiance Jeff Beitzel and maybe, possibly never even really his fiance to begin with as it was an elaborate ruse to land a spot on RHOC.
Well, first Jay sued Gretchen for defamation and won. And then she sued him back and won. The jury also awarded Gretchen $23,250 in punitive damages according to TMZ. Can we just call it even with these two already? I mean Gretchen's already moved onto another loser…