I don’t know how it took me three weeks to finally catch Tamra’s new intro phrase, she tells us that she’s done being a “Trophy Wife” and that Freedom makes her even hotter.
Really? Classless wives of car salesmen are rarely considered “Trophy” wives and I don’t think Tamra is anywhere close to the hottest housewife. Sorry Tamra, it takes at least a little bit of class to be hot, you have none.
Tamra and Vicki had lunch, both women are still a bit guarded. Tamra felt very much in the middle between her husband, Simon and her friend, Vicki last season. The worst part is that Vicki still doesn’t see how she was wrong trying to make Tamra take sides between her husband and her friend. When girlfriends talk, they rag and rip on their man sometimes, they don’t expect it to be used against them in front of their man later on. Vicki still insists that Tamra should have stood firm against her husband, and taken Vicki’s side. Vicki insists she would have done it to her husband, maybe this is why Vicki is now getting a divorce as well?
Vicki didn’t feel that Tamra had her back and is clearly still hurting, I can see why Vicki would feel hurt. While I don’t agree with Vicki’s handling of the situation between Tamra and Simon Barney, I can still see where Tamra bashed Vicki on several occasions unnecessarily. Tamra tells Vicki that she and her new beau Eddie are planning a trip to Spain then asks Vicki if she wants to have a real girls trip to Cabo.
Vicki’s only other scene was her working with her contractor on some improvements to her home. After six years of being on television, it blows my mind that Vicki still doesn’t make an attempt to watch the way she talks to people, her attempt at communicating with Spanish speaking workers was atrocious. Really Vicki? Add a “y” to the end of your words will make them understand you?
It is so nice how Vicki says that she decided she will be remodeling and then selling the house while Donn doesn’t seem to know anything about relocating. Ain’t she nice? Aint she?
Tamra was shown driving and talking on her cell phone, I guess that is still legal in Orange County. The conversation with her new boyfriend Eddie was strange, they both said, “How are you” twice to each other, then made plans to get together. Tamra informed him that she wouldn’t have the children, Simon was picking them up from school, keeping them overnight and she was free all night. Eddie then asked her “how are you?” again….but seriously he then asked her if she’d have the kids. Do these two have horrible cell phone service, or what?
Tamra’s two other scenes were absolutely disgusting! First if you and your man are going to have drinks and appetizers with another person, your boss, in fact, the last thing you do is start making out at the table. That is incredibly rude and in fact if I were that Marco guy, I’d have got up and left. Tamra tells us that Eddie hasn’t met her kids yet, in fact they wouldn’t even know she was dating if their father hadn’t told them. I can see this is going to be the season of slamming Simon Barney, the one thing Tamra insisted she wasn’t going to do this season.
I would bet Simon Barney was seething watching his wife, soon to be ex-wife, preparing a bath, stripping down naked and taking a bubble bath with her new boyfriend. We have seen the housewives doing a lot of different things, traveling, shopping, you name it, they’ve done it. What I don’t need to see is the housewives having sex in a bathtub. Only in the OC with the trash clown, Tamra Barney!
Gretchen isn’t winning a place in anyone’s hearts by dragging on this argument with Alexis over the “Princess” comment. Time to let it go. She and Alexis meet up with the new girl to go shoe shopping. Peggy’s first comment about Gretchen is that she looks like she’s from Texas. I don’t know if she was giving her a compliment or trying to take a dig at her. When she added the “big hair” comment I tend to think it was a dig. Gretchen makes an odd statement telling her friends that Slade asked her not to wear ballet flats as they remind him of his ex-fiancé Jo from Season One of the show. Good thing Jo didn’t have a baby blue Mercedes.
The dinner after the shopping spree was a bit odd, as the ladies started to discuss sex, Peggy told a story of doing it in the closet and when Alexis mentioned she had done that as well, Peggy seemed to think that was Alexis’ attempt at competition. I thought it was just women sharing inappropriate meal conversation.
Alexis and her family take a trip to San Diego, as they prepare to leave her husband Jim kisses each member of the family on the forehead and says, “Be Blessed and Protected in Jesus Name”. No comment.
This family takes ten suitcases three children, two cars and one nanny with a missing suitcase to a fabulous resort in San Diego. While there Jim and Alexis visit a jewelry store to buy Alexis something pretty but only walk out with a watch for Jim. My favorite part of the trip was little James making shooting sounds toward the other car that his daddy was driving. That kid is a riot Alexis, you’re right!
We learned a little more about Peggy tonight, her mother in law is a bit wacky, she is Homeopathic, and apparently putting a shiny gold paper wristband on her computer gizmo will give it special powers so that Peggy doesn’t age. Apparently the urinalysis results weren’t good. That was all very strange to me.
Peggy feeds her whole family vitamins and fish oil caplets, nothing unusual there but she adds that her children, aged one and two have only been sick once. How often should kids get sick?
Gretchen, not to be left behind with all the traveling going on, takes her boyfriend Slade and their dogs and head to Palm Springs to spend one night with some friends. Once again we see a housewife over packing. How unusual. Slade tells us that the Honeymoon is never over with he and Gretchen, they have so much fun all the time. We then proceed to see the couple bickering and having absolutely no fun. I wonder what part of the honeymoon includes the bride saying she’d rather lease her man than buy him and calling him Tuba-Wuba and monitoring his food intake.
The conversation in Palm Springs turns to Tamra Barney as Gretchen, Slade and her two friends have a nice dinner until they begin to talk about Tamra and her hypocrisy. Gretchen tells us that Tamra owes her an apology. I can’t see that happening.
I’m having a really hard time liking any of the Orange County Housewives so far, lets watch what happens…
Speaking of Watch What Happens..Andy’s Watch What Happens Live aired another episode tonight.
Andy Cohen hosts Alexis Bellino of The Real Housewives of Orange County and Carla Hall of Top Chef All Stars
Andy asked his guests what they thought of the tub scene with Tamra and Eddie. Alexis wasn’t morally outraged but admitted that she could not do soft porn in tub. Carla drops mouth open and leaves it at that.
Alexis was asked about Tamra and her relationship with Eddie, the one that Eddie described as a gift from God. Alexis responds, “I talk to God about a lot of things, Tamra isn’t one of them.” Good answer! That one made me chuckle.
Alexis complete denied that her husband Jim was anything like Tamra’s soon to be ex-husband Simon.
Tonight’s poll question, who’s side are you on, Vicki or Alexis?
Andy’s top three things that he is obsessed with this week:
1. Andy noted that Vicki makes managing a team look easy but renovating her house and dealing with contractors who don’t speak English is a little different, Andy noted that Vicki trying to speak Spanish was embarrassing. Andy thought that Vicki needs to be nicer, and added that she was treating them like Donn. Andy knew that would outrage Vicki so he included a disclaimer that he was joking and said, “Vicki do not call me”
2. Next Andy was obsessed with the sex theme on tonight’s episode. Alexis, Peggy and Gretchen talked a lot about it at their dinner then Tamra‘s x-rated sex scene at the end of the episode. Andy noted that Eddie had to drink a whole lot of wine to get in that tub. Just sayin…
3. Finally Andy went into Alexis’ getaway weekend, the two cars, the too many suitcases and the missing nanny luggage. Alexis admitted, “ok I over packed“ but added that if the nanny‘s bag was her responsibility, she wouldn‘t have forgotten the nanny’s luggage.
Alexis was asked if Jim traveled to New York with her to appear on the show, “No” Alexis responded, “My controlling husband is home watching the kids”. Alexis admitted that she’s not a perfect Christian, she is Christian and doing the best that she can.
Andy noted that Jim Bellino is not on show much this season, Alexis tells us being on the show isn’t for everyone and Jim just doesn’t like cameras. Personally I think that Jim doesn’t like the way he was portrayed last season.
Carla was asked if she had any regrets coming back for Top Chef All Stars, and what was her favorite part of the season. She had no regrets and really enjoyed the fishing episode and the episode with Jimmy Fallon. Didn’t she also win those two challenges?
Alexis talks about knowing the new housewife Peggy for four years, they two Housewives live 15 minutes away from each other, Peggy apparently lives in Irvine, California. Alexis didn’t feel she was competing with Peggy, she thought it was just two mom’s talking about milestones. (and how many times you have sex in the closet)
A fan question for Carla, “You were consistently on top yet male chef’s never talked of you as the one to beat, was that sexism?” Carla admitted she felt that there was a boys club and girls club and that the men didn’t take her seriously.
Andy says, “interesting” and then moves on to a call. I would have thought that topic needed a little more discussion, but that’s Andy.
Alexis was asked what she thinks of Tamra’s new boyfriend Eddie, she says she doesn’t know him well, she only met him twice but he seems nice.
Silly game once again with photos of Carla’s dishes embedded with a photo of a housewife, the ladies had to guess which Housewife was in the food. Carla wins with the most correct answers and wins a bottle of Ramona Singer’s new Pinot wine.
Vicki did call Andy complaining about his joke, Alexis presents Andy with a picture of himself drawn by her 4-year old son James, Alexis pointed out what a talent James has because he included Andy’s necktie and the lines in his forehead. I hope Alexis had James in a school for gifted children.
Alexis says she was shocked by the news of Vicki and Donn’s divorce, and doesn’t judge anyone else’s marriage, including gay and lesbian marriages.
Andy’s three wishes –
1. He wishes the super moon would come back
2. Andy wishes that his guests scheduled for Tuesday arrive alright to appear. Apparently RHOM mom, Elsa cancelled because she is afraid to fly. Andy sent two staffers to drive down to Miami to pick up Mamma Elsa and her Housewife Daughter, Marysol and bring them to New York.
3. Andy is clearly running out of wishes, and asks us to view his new favorite video, a Basset Hound dressed as Sherlock Holmes running in slow motion. (no, I’m not kidding)
Poll Results: Vicki 68% Alexis – 32% Alexis’ reaction, “Vicki is the Mama Bear”
Andy finally realized he has two guests and focusing for a moment on Carla, he tells us that Top Chef all Stars – finale night will end with a live Watch What Happens Live on March 30
Tuesday on WWHL – Marysol and Elsa if they arrive in time and in one piece.
The Celebrity Apprentice Week 3 by Quincy IL
Following up on their experience of last week, Gary Busey is arguing with Meatloaf over Gary’s ability to focus. Dionne hugs Nene and Star tells the camera that she is a loyal friend and not a good enemy. Nene then argues with Star. Star states that the women did not have her back. Nene predicts that Star will be back and will try to take over because that is Star.
We see the Statue of Liberty and what appears to be a park. Meatloaf meets with the Director of Painted Turtle, Page Adler. He give her a check for $20,000 to help send chronically ill children to a special summer camp and promises her that there will be more. Mr. Trump is publishing the book and all profits will go to this charity.
Both teams meet in front of a hotel, Trump Soho. The CEO of Camping World, a company established in 1966, is there to offer the next challenge. The teams will display RVs and products from Camping World. The teams will be judged on originality and presentation.
Gary Busey is chosen as the project leader for the Men’s team, Backbone. No one wanted the position and they all claimed that they had no camping experience. The women also claimed to know nothing about camping. Nene said, “I’m Black and I never slept outside.” Nicki Taylor accepts the role as leader after much discussion.
In the park, there are 4 RVs. One is valued at $200,000 and the men gravitate to that one which resembles a tour bus. The women take the RVs that normal families can afford. The CEO meets with both teams to explain the challenge and answer questions about his competition. He said that there needs to be branding. He talks about the outdoor experience. Gary Busey asks questions, but appears confused at times. The women are concerned about the shopping and making the camper be like home. Each team will spend $5,000 on products from Camping World in the presentation.
The men discuss the fans of country music. Jose implies that they are not intelligent and John Rich defends his fan base. The men seem disorganized and Gary does not realize that they are blaming him. Two men order plants. Gary Busey seems to forget that he gave both of them the green light. The men want an interactive outdoor experience, but they don’t know how to present that concept.
ASAP, the women’s group, have trouble deciding what Century we are in. The two models, Hope and Nicki, eat on camera. Hope remembers that there are 100 cents in a dollar. Nicki wants to be a problems solver.
Jose says that Gary is not focused, but Jose is resting most of the time. Gary explains that he picks words and then uses the letters of the word to develop catch phrases. The men want to discuss the banners, themes and presentation, but Gary is not telling them what to do. Gary and Jose play baseball and Mark McGraff records them on his cell phone camera playing rather than working for evidence in the board room.
Nicki want Dionne to go to Home Depot to buy some trees. Dionne wants to go to Bed, Bath and Beyond to buy stuff for her kitchen. Nicki puts Dionne in a white van and Dionne goes to Bed, Bath and Beyond. There are no plants for the presentation. The women have done a lot inside and not outside. They worry about a splash of color on a bed. The place banners outside the fence and use balloons that Star arranged for at the last moment.
The men find that Jose and Gary have not set up their spaces when they return from making purchases and making the decisions on banners.
Nicki’s charity is the American Red Cross. She was in a car accident and used 100 units of blood so she wants to give back to the people who saved her life. Gary Busey’s charity helps people with brain injuries as he had a motor cycle accident with no helmet and had damage to his brain.
First, the teams meet with members of the public. A woman is unhappy about the way she was treated when touring the women’s area. She didn’t know where to go and no one helped her. Dionne is upset that Hope went to the other RV when she was supposed to work in Dionne’s RV. Nicki is busy and she dismisses Dionne. Dionne is angry with Nicki.
La Toya does a great job in the RV. She took notes when the CEO gave his tour and used that information to make the visit of the public and CEO interesting. Gary Busey gives the tour of the men’s RV. He does show all that they have done enthusiastically, but it falls flat. The women’s outside area does not appear to please the CEO. The men play the new theme song, have a place to eat, and play baseball. The CEO loves the men’s outside area and their activities.
The two teams and the Trumps return to the board room for discussion. Mr. Trump tells La Toya that the CEO of Camper’s World thought her presentation was amazing. Hope said that Nicki was a good leader and there was no drama. Star said that she was thrilled. Star said that Nicki was smart and capable.
The men attack each other from the start. Richard Hatch did not think Gary Busey did a good job. Little John verbally spars with Gary Busey. Gary says the weakest player is Little John. The men mention that Jose was not working hard. Meatloaf runs for a guitar and John Rich plays his theme song for Mr. Trump. Gary mentions that he had a 40% hearing loss and Marlee Matelin’s doctor gave him hearing aids. That helped his ability to lead and function in the group setting.
The men won. Gary Busey’s Brain Injury charity receives $20,000 from Mr. Trump and $20,000 from the CEO of Camping World. The men leave, but Little John and Gary Busey argue in the hallway as they go to the conference room.
Nicki Taylor takes responsibility for the loss and refuses to blame any of her team mates. Mr. Trump tries to ask if others had done anything to cause the loss, but Nicki would not throw any member of her team under the buss. Mr. Trump said that Nicki Taylor is a class act and then he fired her. She leaves in the limousine and tells us that Mr. Trump had to fire her and she understood.
Thanks again Quincy, great job as always!
Until Next Time…