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Little Women: LA Recap On Thin Ice

Last night, Little Women: LA welcomed a new baby boy into their lives!

Jasmine Sorge’s second son, Benjamin Michael, came screaming into the world at 8 pounds and 21 inches long – triggering a few complications for mama during delivery (don’t panic – all is well). Meanwhile, Briana Renee was rushed to the hospital with her own health scare. And here I thought Tonya Banks, Christy McGinity Gibel, and Terra Jole were the ones with health issues? It seems like bad luck is striking just about everyone in the group this year – with the exception of Elena Gant, who is busy nursing her grudges, though the expiration date on them is just about up.

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Reality TV Stars Sightings

Happy St Patrick’s Day! To kick off this all new gallery of reality star sightings is Tonya Banks celebrating the premiere of her “Lil Boss Body” clothing line with a few of her Little Women: LA co-stars.

Below, catch a glimpse of Harry Hamlin, Jennifer Lopez, Miss Lawrence, and Cynthia Bailey on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. Also spotted out and about this week were Dancing with the Stars pros Cheryl Burke, Derek Hough, and Maks Chmerkovskiy; The Voice‘s Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani; Braxton Family Values stars Tamar Braxton, Towanda Braxton, and Trina Braxton; and more.

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Terra Jole has been feeling the wrath of her friends ever since returning from Dancing With The Stars – especially from former bestie and cast mate, Elena Gant. The Little Women: LA star and producer isn’t sure if it’s jealousy, bitterness, “I told you so” syndrome – or an unhealthy mix of all three. Whatever the case may be, she sure hasn’t been feeling the love. She has, however, been healing from the many health issues she faced as a result of competing on DWTS only weeks after having a C-section.

Terra breaks down the episode, beginning with uncharacteristically kind words for cast mate (and sworn enemy!) Christy McGinity Gibel, who sadly suffered a mini-stroke during neck surgery that left her with multiple health hurdles to overcome. Terra offers, “When it comes to Christy, it is really crazy to see the chaos that she’s having to deal with and I honestly wish her good health.”

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Terra Jole came back to reality on last night’s Little Women: LA, and that reality was filled with health problems and broken friendships. As Terra prepares for hernia surgery, Christy McGinity Gibel begins the slow process of recovering from neck surgery – including complications which resulted in a mini-stroke. Sadly, the group is so fractured at this point, they can barely support Terra or Christy in their time of need, focusing instead on their resentments and anger. Case in point: Briana Renee and Elena Gant. 

Terra returns home after her press junket, which followed elimination from Dancing With the Stars. Tonya Banks has been Terra’s sole support system throughout her stint on the show, while Joe Gnoffo has basically been imprisoned with their two children (he can’t leave the house with them, given his own health challenges). After coming home, Joe admits he’s glad DWTS is over. Terra admits she placed a ton of pressure on him to single-parent their kids while she was gone, but now she has to face the music – motherhood and hernia surgery.

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Terra Jole’s friends have been pretty vocal about the Little Women: LA star’s all-consuming stint on Dancing With The Stars this past year. But now that her run is over, Terra reflects on how the group’s relationships have changed – and fractured – since filming. Because she apparently doesn’t get enough camera time to speak her mind on the show, Terra has taken to blogging each week to dissect the drama. And to shade her cast mates (looking at you, Briana Renee and Matt Ericson!).

It’s not all snark for the ladies, though. Terra compliments Briana on her postpartum body, at least: “Honestly, Briana looks great already. She’s got an awesome body that popped right back into pre-pregnancy shape.”

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Little Women: LA Recap: Tough Crowd

Last night on Little Women: LA, Terra Jole makes it to the semi-finals of Dancing With The Stars, but her friends seem less than supportive. Christy McGinity Gibel faces complications during neck surgery that we now know sadly brought on a mini-stroke, leaving her to face even more health challenges. Meanwhile, Elena Gant continues to rage against Terra being a “bad friend,” so she tries to force a laugh with Briana Renee and Tonya Banks at a comedy show. As for Jasmine Sorge, she’s just ready to have this dang baby already! And she’s letting her hubby, Chris, know it.

But first, we are forced to follow Briana and Matt Ericson [Grundhoffer] – who, in case he isn’t gross enough, now has GOUT – to the gym. Outfitted in her “Fit & Fierce” tank top, Briana does her best to focus on all things Briana – like her music career, which is currently stalled because this chick cannot sing. She just needs a better voice coach, yo! What does Matt want, you wonder? Well, since his whole body is his “instrument” <dry heave> he wants to use said instrument to become an MMA fighter. At 40. With GOUT. “I’m sorry that your life isn’t enough for you,” snarks Briana. (Shouldn’t she just be glad he’s not sexting his other instrument clear across the nation anymore? Hmm?)

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Little Women: LA Season Premiere Recap: Ballroom Blitz

It’s been a few peaceful months since the ladies of Little Women: LA have dragged each other through the wringer. Fall dropped its leaves. Winter brought holiday warmth and cozy feelings for all mankind. The promise of spring is right around the corner. I even did some major deep breathing before hitting “play” on my DVR last night in hopes that peace and harmony will reign supreme on season six.

Then I LOL’d at my ridiculous self for a full five minutes after watching the LWLA preview clip. Because these b*tches are here for battle! And battle, they shall. With Terra “Our Brand Is Crisis” Jole at the helm, this battle will likely be never ending – and messier than a yanked out weave.

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It’s been a hot minute since we last saw the ladies of Little Women: LA tearing it up on the small screen. If you’ve been missing the drama, the babies, the gnarly doings of Briana Renee’s ne’er do well husband – then, good news! Tonight, Lifetime premieres season 6, which promises to bring all of that and more.

Terra Jole recently blogged about some highlights from the season ahead, which picked up filming midway through her jaunt on Dancing With The Stars – a feat that left her with health issues, and some relationships to fix.  Terra previews, “It’s incredible that we are already starting the crazy world of season six! There’s going to be drama, tears and laughter … with a side of screaming because what would Little Women be without some screaming?!” Exactly.

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