Santa Claus had better redneckognize! My favorite precocious six-year-old is very excited about this time of year, and she's anxiously awaiting a visit from the jolly, bearded guy in a red suit…and I don't mean Sugar Bear in July!
The breakout reality star may have catapulted to super stardom this year thanks to her hit show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, but Alana Thompson is just a regular girl when it comes to celebrating Christmas, and Mama June has made sure to keep her youngest daughter very grounded. On the heels of being named one of Barbara Walters' Ten Most Fascinating People, Alana is focused on the same thing that all children are excited about this time of year–the holidays!
Lo and behold, it's already Hollywood Week (my favorite!) in American Idol time!
Considering the exhaustingly long search for judges and the drama that ensued once they were finally chosen, I'm shocked we didn't hear more about the American Idol auditions. I'm not complaining – just saying! Now that Ryan Seacrest and the American Idol judges aren't on the road, they're dishing about the mood at the judges' table thus far.
According to Randy, we can look forward to lot of "funny" this season. He says, "Nicki is mad funny, and Mariah is mad funny, and Keith is very quick-witted and funny." Randy adds that he wants to be Simon Cowell when he grows up, "We're all kind of silly, but I guess maybe I'm the harsh one. I'm the quickest to say no."
It would appear that Bimini isn't a place of relaxation or fun if you happen to be a member of the Real Housewives of Miami. Nope, instead it happens to be a place of arguments, backstabbing, and bitchery. Really, though a Housewife is capable of turning even a spa that has Valium-laced water into a place of chaos and crazy.
Things began last night with Karent Sierra and her smile of denial continuing to see the RED RUM writing on the wall as a reminder to make mixed drinks. In short, Karent refuses to deal with reality. The next morning after learning that Rodolfo may or may not be dating a 24-year-old hottie she decides to just pretend all that yucky mess doesn't exist. I hope she's better at tackling dental problems than she is at dealing with real life.
While Joanna Krupa and Lisa Hochstein would prefer to focus on their breakfast and making sure their hair and make-up look appropriately tussled and natural, yet perfect; Lea Black can take no more. She comes right out and asks Karent why she didn't defend her relationship to the other ladies after they accused her of faking it for the cameras. Karent just keeps that daft smile on her face.
Here at RT, our job is to snark on all things reality television, be it stars, shows, or just general gossip. I'm not going to lie…it can be a lot of fun, and usually the people, programs, and situations make it super easy to write (hopefully) hilarious blog posts. However, when one of us is fortunate enough to get to interview one of the reality stars we normally joke about, it's a wake-up call…in a good way!
Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak with former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Sheree Whitfield about what has been going on in her life now that she is no longer involved with Bravo. I'll be honest, I was a tad bit nervous. It's not every day you get to have a conversation with someone you watched religiously on TV, especially when part of your job is to spew humor at her expense. I'm from a city in South Carolina just two hours from Atlanta, and the ATL was a favorite stomping ground in college and remains a shopping mecca for people in my neck of the woods. That said, RHOA and its stars have always held a special place in my heart. I'll likely never eat at RHOBH'sLisa Vanderpump's SUR (sigh), but it's really cool to see the women of Atlanta dining and shopping places I've actually been. Of course, when I graced those restaurants and boutiques I ate a side salad and purchased nada.
Sorry for digressing, but I felt the need to share part of the reason why I was so excited to chat with Sheree. She couldn't have been more professional, kind, and gracious. Sheree dished on her new jewelry line, her plans for the future, her gratitude towards her fans, and her thoughts on RHOA.
"We're talking right now. We're filming season eight of the Housewives and it's something [Bravo]'s interested in," Tamradishes to Life & Style. "We haven't said yes or no yet, but we're definitely thinking about it." Yeah right… she's totally begging Bravo!
Tamra recently went wedding dress shopping and the segment was filmed for RHOC. They also filmed her bachelorette party weekend which included the entire cast save for Alexis Bellino.
We're sorry to interrupt your Friday with something so somber, but we just can't ignore what's happening over in Connecticut. We can't even attempt to wrap our minds around this horrific act of violence on innocent people.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of those affected by today's tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. We also wanted you guys to have a place to talk and react as these unfathomable events continue to unfold.
The reality stars are Tweeting out their shock and sadness, too. We give them grief, but when things get "real", they are able to stop trying to nab the spotlight and pause to focus on what's REALLY important in the world.
Also, new information has come to light about the ______________ that left a giant question mark in the minds of viewers until the recent gossip started. Who knew it would ever be this juicy? I, for one, could never have imagined such an alleged cover-up, could you?