It's bittersweet recapping the Jersey Shore this week given the destruction of Seaside Heights at the wrath of Hurricane Sandy. I'm only hoping that for an hour we can all escape real life and enjoy the antics of these crazy adults. Or not. Vinny Guadagnino opens the show urging people to give to the Red Cross relief effort, as he should. Leave it to Vin to have me tearing up less than a minute into the show. I love that guy!
Last night's episode begins with Jenni "JWoww" Farley trying to salvage her relationship with Roger on the duck phone. She reminds him that they live together, but he turns around to remind her that she leaves to go film these shows every couple of months. He doesn't want to break-up with her, but Roger is so over the club scene. He's too old. That's progress. Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino shares his newly coupled worries with Jenni. He wonders if it's normal for girls to go buck wild once they become monogamous. Paula has, much to Mike's dismay. She talks about sex and being crazy…all the things that Sitch's virgin ears can't handle. Give me a break! Mike can't get over his new girlfriend's openness. When he, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Deena Cortese head to work at the Shore Store, Rawn jokes about having sexual escapades that lasted longer than Mike's fresh and new relationship. Deena, always the trooper, doesn't get upset when Danny makes her wear a prison jumpsuit at work. While she believes the joke is too soon (I totally concur), she goes along with it because that's what meatballs do. Mike tries to give his relationship the benefit of the doubt given that the pair has only been dating one day. He's such a gentleman. He calls Paula an 8.2 and wants to spoil her into a 10. Wow. Gag. This is why I don't heart Mike. Paula surprises Mike at the Shore Store, and both Deena and Ronnie think it's more that he can handle. She's too comfortable.
Gracious alive, those women from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills have more money than they know what to do with! When they're done installing five-star spas into guest houses, purchasing 10,000 square foot vacation homes, and buying a fleet of private jets, what do they do with the extra money? Do they bathe in it? Set it on fire and laugh? Use it as toilet paper? I am just so enthralled.
All of the women on this franchise are rich beyond my wildest imagination, but given recent and past turmoil, it just goes to show that money can't buy you happiness. It also can't prevent one from having to go through awful experiences. I think I'll stay comfortably poor, a-thank-you-very-much!
Today's RHOBH news focuses on Adrienne Maloof who is going through a contentious divorce with plastic surgeon husband Paul Nassif, as well as housewife newbie Yolanda Foster who has endured several health scares in the past. None of it is pretty, and it makes me very thankful for my meager lifestyle.
Earlier this week it was discovered that the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services paid a visit to the Jenner home to investigate reports that Kendall and Kylie were being mistreated.
Among the allegations: Kendall was suicidal and wanting to jump off the Hollywood sign and Kylie was being beaten with a belt. The authorities realized it was all crap shortly after arriving at the home and being presented with proof that everything was fine and Kris could produce evidence that Kylie wasn't even in the country at the time of this supposed belt attack.
Kris Jenner called in to TMZ yesterday (from Australia) to say that she isn't taking this harassment lightly and she is going to hunt down the culprit. Kris is pretty sure she already knows who the caller is.
The Kardashian-Jenner may do and say a lot of questionable things in the name of fame, but they seem to really look out for each other, so this is one rumor we definitely didn't believe.
Kris and Kendall are now over in Australia where Kendall is due for a photoshoot this week. Here's the mother-daughter duo on the red carpet yesterday. Check out the gallery below.
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Say it ain't so! I was upset enough to hear that my Silver Fox's daytime talk show has not been renewed, but now there are rumors swirling that Anderson Live may be replaced with Bethenny Frankel's show. Now, I don't have anything against Bethenny (that said, I have nothing for her either), but I do adore Anderson Cooper. Plus, having seen Bethenny's show, it's not something I would watch on a regular basis. Anderson, however, is a daily staple.
While I feel slightly placated due to the fact that Anderson's show will stick around until summer of next year, there is another show already circling his time slot. Before Bethenny fans remind me that she isn't personally responsible for Anderson's cancelation and she likely has little to do with her show taking its place, I totally realize that. It's really not so much that I'm opposed to Bethenny's show becoming syndicated, I just really enjoy Anderson's show.
In addition to be a Housewife (and housewife), Lea is also an author with her first novel coming soon, a serious philanthropist, and a skin care maven. Lea is frank, funny, and exactly as she comes across on the show – meaning she's very 'take me as I am' and very fun.
An excerpt from our conversation is below.
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Get it while it's hot! Bravo has shared three sneak peek clips from Sunday night's season 5 premiere episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta! And they are only active for 24 hours!
So, check out the three videos below, featuring Kandi Burruss and her "new to us" beau Todd,NeNe Leakes bantering with her ex-husband Greg (who is vowing to win her back), and a sneak look at Kim Zolciak and crew.
If you're dying for a bite of Sunday's show, take a look below!
My prayers are still going out to those affected by Hurricane Sandy, and as more photos of the devastation are posted on the Internet, I am truly saddened that so many millions of people have had to experience such destruction. Words can't adequately express how my heart goes out to those struggling to rebuild their homes and towns.
As you all know, Seaside Heights, New Jersey was one of the areas hit hardest by the super storm. The Shore Store, the boardwalk, and a plethora of sketchy dance clubs have been the stage for everyone's favorite guidos and guidettes for several seasons on MTV's Jersey Shore. Now the boardwalk is destroyed and parts of the iconic vacation town are underwater. There are some photos of Seaside after Sandy below.
President Obama has declared both New Jersey and New York disaster areas, and Governor Christie of New Jersey has called the damage to his home state "unfathomable."