Last night on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo we were treated to more redneck living. It's sort of becoming an anthropology experiment at this point. This time we examined their diet in the wild. Don't these people have some pageants to do?
Anyway things begin with the local morning trek to mecca, aka the convenience store about 100 yards from their house. Mama, tired of the girls, ships them off to procure the daily necessities. Apparently Pumpkin often makes this journey styled in what the manager calls the "Bam Bam Look" – which means NO SHOES. Whatever happened to No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service?
Yes – the employees know them all by name as they're reg'lars at the slurpee machine. Pumpkin spends so many hours hanging out there Mama has to call her to come home. Wasn't this a Family Guy episode? Whaddya wanna bet Pumpkin manages that convenience store some day and then starts her own franchise. Dream big. Big as a pumpkin!
Just hours after VH1 announced the addition of Daphne Wayans to the season 2 cast of Hollywood Exes, Daphne took the time to chat with us about reality TV, motherhood, her friendship with her ex, and to share just how well she knows her co-stars.
Preparing for the interview was challenging because there is so little known about Daphne! There were no prior DUI's, no dramatic details about bitter divorce proceedings, no child custody battles or crazy interviews to be found! A real rarity in this business. All we knew about Daphne is that she was previously married to actor Keenen Ivory Wayans and that they share five children together: Jolie, Nala, Keenen Jr, Bella and Daphne.
I kicked off by asking Daphne if there was any truth to the rumor that she was originally meant to be part of season 1. She did confirm this as truth; she was part of the initial pitch for the show, but she simply got cold feet and decided to sit season 1 on the sidelines. What changed her mind for season 2? "The product speaks for itself. It is exactly what I was hoping it would be and even more. She says that what we see is the real deal. "That's the truth of it, that's not PR, that's not anything else."
One of the original reality stars, Jessica Simpson, has just shed a remarkable 40lbs a mere four months after giving birth to her daughter Maxwell. While we want to congratulate her success, we also want to snark on it because, well, that's what we (and you by extension) do!
The Fashion Show hostess has been using Weight Watchers and exercise to shed the baby weight. She's not at her goal yet, but she's still working hard to achieve her pre-baby body. I'm sure she'll be getting a few nip, tucks, and lipos in secret!
Jessica reportedly earned more than $4M to diet, which makes me very sad. I can't even earn $4.00 to diet, although I guess I could save that money if I gave up my morning latte – which is pretty much the same thing. Right? No, no it's not.
Geez Louise! It seems like lately all it takes for Kelsey Grammer to prove he's a giant bag of ouche-day is for him to just open open his mouth. He is definitely getting back at ex-wife and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camille for that cross-dressing comment, isn't he?
After visiting with Oprah Winfrey where he debunked any rumors that he was anything but all man in the bedroom, Kelsey then spoke with Conan O'Brien about how he wasn't getting any from Camille in said bedroom…or anywhere else in their gaggle of pricey homes for that matter. When will celebrities learn that this isn't really the stuff we commoners want to hear?
Well, well… any interest in watching Vicki Gunvalson in her own show? She's hoping so. Vicki & Brooks: A Match Made In Prison? Affirmations In Orange County? For The Love Of Hallmark: The Vicki & Brooks Story. I'll Love You Even Though You're A Deadbeat: The Vicki Gunvalson Story? Or how about just: Vicki & Brooks: Love Tank Full? I Love Her Money: For The Love Of A Gigolo? Affairs Of The Greeting Card? Oh, I could go on all day, but unfortunately Vicki isn't interested in that kind of a spinoff. Danggit.
No, actually Vicki is hoping to go more the Suze Orman route!
The Real Housewives of Orange County star reveals that after last season's horrendous turn of events she just isn't sure if she's willing to return and is focusing instead on developing her own show! “I don’t know yet if I’ll be back,” she dishes to Celebuzz. “We have to see what happens.” Doesn't she say this every season?
VH1confirmsDaphne's addition to show today via a press release. Daphne is the ex-wife of Keenan Ivory Wayans. They were married from 2001 to 2004 and have five children together. Daphne joins her long-time friends Nicole Murphyand Sheree Fletcher.
Today's press release also reveals that Hollywood Exes was a hit for the network!
Following Monday's crazy St. Barths finale I have a feeling the Real Housewives of New York still haven't recovered from the vacation no one ever needed (or wanted!). Thanks Bravo.
Heather Thomson managed to be in a small minority (re: party of two) of people who didn't embarrass the hell out of themselves and lose their sanity (or their underwear), which is commendable given the environment. Again, thanks Bravo!
When asked if the show has changed her life – or her business – Heather agreed that there was definitely a "big change".
"When I first signed on for the show, I expected it to be a really four solid months of my life. It's not. It's a year, it's a full-time job. It never stops. I mean, from filming the show to the talking heads, the interviews, appearing on Andy [Cohen]'s show, to the press that you do to support the show and the cast — and of course I'm not going to not do all of that — so it's always on my agenda, every week. Even when we're done filming."
Part two brings us the rest of the original cast. Well, almost. Amber Portwood is still at summer camp. <wink, wink>
Maci and Ryan… Sitting in a Tree…
Before Dr. Drew obsesses about Maci Bookout andRyan Edwards living happily ever after, heasks Maci about college. She says, "I'm doing good now. After my first two years, I just realized how fast it was going by. I stopped making excuses. Aside from Bentley, that should be the most important thing." Maci adds she is done wasting her time and money. Also, she travels at least once a week to speak to teens about teen pregnancy.