Well, the ALDC had a good run in Los Angeles, but it wasn’t good enough for Abby Lee Miller (what is ever good enough for her?). On last night’s Dance Moms, the team, the catty moms and the dance teacher from hell returned to Pennsylvania to continue their unique brand of drama. Holly is still fired up about Abby’s treatment of Nia in regard to Aubry O’Day and the Matty B video, and she’s upset with her fellow mothers for supporting Abby even when she was being completely unreasonable. Jill is on edge as well for being the only mom on Team Abby. Y’all know I’m not counting Melissa on that team as that’s just who she is. Back at the ALDC studio, the moms are tense as MacKenzie shares that she’ll be singing live in New York City. At least someone’s children are benefiting from Abby’s stellar management skills!
At pyramid, Abby berates her team for not being ready for L.A. She only coaches winners. Maddie is exempt from criticism because she wasn’t in the fray of insanity as she was busy guest starring on Disney’s Austin and Ally. Jill interrupts to remind Abby of her loyalty and hopes that everyone (read: Kendall) will now be in Abby’s good graces to reap the rewards in a quest for stardom. At first, I think Abby is going along with Jill’s flattery, but she quickly retorts that Maddie is the breakout because of Maddie’s talent (I’ll give Abby that for sure!), not because of Abby’s management. It must be hard for her not to take credit. Brynn is missing because her brother has serious diabetes and needs to be monitored. As Kira relays this news, Abby barks that they aren’t here to rip on Brynn. Um, Kira was simply stating that some things take precedent over dance, right? Kira can be a pot stirrer, but I don’t think that was her intention in this instance.
“It was super dramatic. It was emotional,” Andy revealed on an Ask Andy segment. “There was an 11th hour smoking gun that was revealed… which was amazing.” Many of the issues reportedly centered around Kim Richards‘ and Kyle Richards‘ relationship.
Hmmm… what do you think the bombshell is – and who do you think it’s about?! And more importantly, who do you think revealed it?
The success of Kim Kardashian‘s mobile game Kim Kardashian Hollywood doesn’t surprise me. Like it or not, the Kardashians are a cultural phenomenon that isn’t going away anytime soon.
There are two things, however, which I do not understand. Why would anyone pay money to be a virtual Kim Kardashian? People are paying money – and a lot of it – to join their virtual Kim on virtual vacations, to dress their pretend self like the real Kim, and so on. It has been estimated that the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star will earn $85 MILLION this year from the game. And this brings me to my second question. Why is Kim taking her clothes off for obscure magazines every other week if she’s bringing in that kind of money for basically doing nothing? Obviously, it’s for the attention, but still. I don’t get it.
Kandi Burruss hasn’t had too many issues with her co-stars yet this season. Most of her drama seems to be focused on husband Todd and her mother, Mama Joyce. That said, Kandi took a little heat from Porsha Williamsduring this week’s episode because she didn’t chase after Phaedra Parks fast enough when she ran out of the group dinner. Kandi addresses that and more in this week’s blog.
Kandi shares that she’s keep a wary eye on NeNe Leakes and her suddenly attentive behavior toward Phaedra. “Of course I’m skeptical. NeNe has been nice these last few months, but that does not make me forget the years of drama and insults that have come from her in the past. Yes, I get that people change, but it’s OK for me to proceed with caution as I would’ve thought Phaedra would. Well, hopefully things will continue to be great with them and NeNe can continue to be Phaedra’s rock.”
Amber Portwood has really turned her life around since being released from prison. Now the Teen Mom OG star can add a new fiancé to that list. Amber recently got engaged to boyfriend Matthew Baier, but was it all just a storyline?
Sources reveal that Amber and Matt staged their engagement for MTV cameras to give Amber a compelling storyline about new love, especially since ex-Gary Shirley has moved on with a new girlfriend, new baby, and new condom line (which he didn’t use in time!).
Even worse – Amber’s relationship is a mess! Matt, 43 (YES! FORTY-THREE!!) met Amber on twitter (YES! ON TWITTER!) this summer and they only met for the first time in “real life” this October. A month after that Matt popped the question!
Above, Amber and Matt, with fellow TMOG stars Tyler and Caitlynn (also engaged).
To be completely honest, I was underwhelmed and disappointed by this cast reveal. Considering it’s the 20th season and the 10th anniversary for Dancing with the Stars, I expected a more exciting cast. Oh well. So, once again, I will tune in to root for my favorite pro dancers (what’s left of them) and hope to fall in love with one of the contestants along the way.
Below are photos of this season’s stars – Noah Galloway, Robert Herjavec, Patti LaBelle, Nastia Liukin, Riker Lynch, Charlotte Mckinney, RedFoo, Michael Sam, Willow Shields, Suzanne Somers, and Rumer Willis – with their pro partners. This coming Monday brings us The Bachelor season finale, then the new season of Dancing with the Stars kicks off Monday, March 16.