I Hate Jill Zarin Sunday Night Lineup!
What did you watch on TV last night? What an offering! Celebrity Apprentice, Real Housewives of Orange County, Mob Wives and Watch What Happens Live all aired last night but Quincy and I were able to cover them all! The TV Land Awards also aired last night, The Real Housewives of New York attended and presented an award.
NeNe didn’t flip out just yet, we anticipated that this might be the night but as the cast shrinks down to seven and Trump finally caved into the men and fired Gary Busey, NeNe is ready to blow any minute now. Quincy has all the details for you right here!
Quincy did double duty last night and also took care of covering Mob Wives that debuted on VH1. Let’s start with the Housewives of Orange County:
The Real Housewives of Orange County by LynnNChicago~
Oh My Gawd just when I thought I found the biggest bitch in Orange County, another Housewife takes the screen. The ultimate mean girls are apparently trying to out-do each other and see who can talk more crap about their fellow housewife. It’s a horserace ladies and gentlemen and they are neck and neck.
Bringing up the rear is Alexis who is still holding onto a grudge against Tamra for bringing mace as a joke, to her Botox party. Tamra is inappropriate but that is something that her friends will have to deal with if they plan on hanging with the trashiest housewife. Alexis seemed more upset that Tamra gave Vicki a can of mace and dragging her into it. Vicki, who insists that Tamra has her back, stuck the knife right into Tamra’s back by telling Alexis she agreed it was inappropriate and wanted no part of the mace joke. In the end, however, Tamra did apologize to Alexis but Alexis didn’t accept the apology. Is this Alexis’ way of remaining relevant I suppose, she does get credit for not speaking behind anyone’s back, so far.
Then we have Gretchen fighting to run a clean race but running forth tonight as she tells Slade to his face that he is fat. She told her two dogs that they are fat because they apparently overeat when they visit their other custodial parent, Gretchen’s ex-husband Chris.
Gretchen allows Slade to break his diet and dine with newest Housewife, Peggy and her husband where Gretchen takes this opportunity to ensure that Peggy knows that Tamra is a snake. All true but it would probably have been better if Gretchen and Slade would have allowed Peggy to figure that out on her own.
Gretchen seemed to go really overboard with the “fat” talk, if she talked about wanting the people (and dogs) that she loved to eat right for their health, she would have come across much better but instead it seems to be a vanity thing for her. She went so far as to take her dogs to the vet simply to get a letter from him stating that the dogs are obese so that her ex-husband, Chris wouldn’t feed them so much food. Slade’s vet concurred.
Peggy’s true colors came through, running third, the newest housewife sat listening to Gretchen slam Tamra, then had lunch with Tamra, repeated everything that Gretchen told her and cackled her way through lunch slamming Gretchen and her so-called friend Alexis. Peggy tells us in her interview that she doesn’t mind Gretchen so much but her boyfriend is questionable. I can’t hold that against her, Slade is questionable in any situation but Peggy has proven to be a backstabber-in-training and learning fast! Wasn’t Alexis her friend for many years? How quickly and easily they turn ugly!
Running second, veteran housewife Vicki Gunvalson is Tamra’s gossip buddy who attacks both Alexis and Gretchen. Vicki has already shown us her true colors by slamming every housewife at one time or another, she has also thrown her own husband under the bus on many occasions. Even housewives who have been cheated on and dumped by their husband’s (Luann, Camille) haven’t been as vicious to their men on screen as Vicki, she wins the prize hands down for being the worst wife to her man. I lost all respect for Vicki when she was constantly slapping Donn on screen for absolutely no reason. She was really rude to him at the race track a few seasons back, so rude that even Tamra noticed, and Tamra is completely clueless. It is easy to see why Simon Barney didn’t want his wife playing in the sandbox with Vicki.
Best we can tell Donn Gunvalson has been faithful, loving and supportive of his wife yet Vicki continues to treat him like a doormat. Word spread like wildfire during the off-season that this couple were getting divorced and it did come as a surprise because when last we saw the happy couple, they were renewing their wedding vows in Turks and Caicos. Their touching and romantic vacation seemed to have refreshed and renewed their marriage. Donn just seems to go with the flow, if Vicki is feeling him at any given time he is there for her. When Vicki gets an urge to go meet younger guys in bars, Donn stays home doing yard work waiting patiently for his wife to return to him, this time she didn’t come home. Again, we can only discuss what we see, Vicki hasn’t told us that Donn has done anything wrong, we haven’t seen Donn do anything so hateful to deserve the treatment he receives from his wife. She is very dismissive and you have to wonder if she ever really loved him. Even if you’ve fallen out of love with your husband, do you have to be so cruel to him?
Vicki’s hurtful comments about her long time husband make her a difficult to like, the worst part is that she doesn’t seem to realize or care that she’s hurting the man’s feelings. Her comments about her kids being raised and gone leaving her nothing to come home to are inexcusable and to say them on camera to the world is really cruel. Tonight she makes an effort to make time and Donn seems happily ignorant of his wife’s disdain for him. He smiles and thanks her for making time for a date night but Vicki looks at him like he is a child who has misbehaved and can’t hide her contempt for her husband.
Apparently Donn can’t order wine correctly, he can’t even look at his menu properly. Vicki can’t remember how old her husband is, she said, “pushing 60” while he reminded her that he is 57, Vicki reminds us that being 10-years younger than her him is affecting their future and life’s goals. While Donn is looking forward to retiring soon, Vicki only sees herself working because she enjoys it, she actually seems obsessed with it.
While Vicki has been hinting all season that things are not great with her husband, I am happy for Donn because hopefully now he can find a woman who will truly love, respect and care about him. It saddens me that he only wanted to grow old with and live his life with this vile woman, it seems as though he gave everything that he had to her and she threw it all away.
Luckily we didn’t have to watch Vicki sell insurance today and she refrained from spanking anyone but we heard for the umpteenth time that she stays at her office until midnight or later. What the hell is this woman doing at that hour? Does she run a call girl business after regular business hours? She can’t be calling or meeting with insurance clients at that hour, does she have that much paperwork? If you have to put in 15-hour work days every day, something is really wrong. Vicki either needs more help in her office or she needs to get a whole lot better at what she does.
Are there any Orange County Housewives worth knowing? The only one left, the one in first place for “head vile bitch in charge of the OC Housewives”, Tamra Barney. Did you know that this woman thinks that she’s funny? Tamra wants to be Bethenny Frankel so bad she can taste it, the problem is Tamra isn’t funny. All Housewives should watch their back around Tamra Barney, she has already inserted herself into Gretchen’s life, she’s been attacking Gretchen since the minute Gretchen arrived on the show. Whether or not Gretchen deserves Tamra’s wrath, she couldn’t possibly have earned it during their first meeting yet that is when Tamra started attacking Gretchen.
Personally I gained a little bit of respect for Tamra when she stood up to Vicki last season. Vicki was wrong and Tamra didn’t let her get away with it. Vicki did try to come between Tamra and her husband, regardless of what Vicki felt about Simon Barney she had no right to get involved in their marriage. Tamra tried to confide in her friend Vicki and instead of finding comfort and support Vicki thought it would be a good idea to confront Tamra’s husband about their marital problems. Who does that?
Tamra tried to explain to Vicki that she has to stand by her husband and if Vicki was going to force her to take sides, she had to side with the man that she lives with. Vicki couldn’t seem to understand that and maybe that is the reason Vicki will never have a good marriage. Vicki thinks that it is ok to ridicule and bash her husband.
Tonight Vicki visited Tamra and exchanged gifts, a housewarming gift for Tamra and a “My friend went to Spain and all I got was this rosary” for Vicki. They proceeded to do the only thing that these ladies do anymore, they gossiped and bitch slapped Alexis and Gretchen.
Tamra met with new Housewife, Peggy they gossiped and bitch slapped Alexis and Gretchen.
Tamra met with Alexis and first defended, then apologized for her behavior at Alexis’ Botox party, Alexis did not accept the apology.
There is not one redeemable woman among this group.
Off screen, Gretchen is being sued, once again. This time by her business partner who claims Gretchen cut her out of the business Gretchen Christine Beauty cosmetics line. This isn’t a line that Gretchen created, tested and developed. Gretchen slapped her name on someone else’s cosmetics and was selling it as her own. She may as well have been an Avon lady.
Tamra, who claims she only wants what is best for her children, goes on a romantic getaway with her boyfriend for 10-days and doesn’t bother to mention it to the father of her children. Her excuse? She didn’t know how Simon would handle it. So? Deal with it Tamra, this is your life now! It is great that she made arrangements for her mother to care for the kids during her scheduled 5-days with the kids but the fact is she should have given Simon the opportunity to be with his kids while Tamra was out-of-town. Anyone could have anticipated that Simon would find out that Tamra was gone and it was only a matter of time before he found out she was in Spain with Eddie Judge.
Peggy just happens to be the one who told Simon Barney that his ex-wife was in Spain with her new boy toy, what a small world, huh? Peggy tells Tamra she was so sorry to slip up like that, it was just an accident that she blurted out that Tamra was in Spain with Eddie. Oops! What are the odds? I think we’re going to find that Peggy is just as much of a snake as the others, she fits in well with this group.
The fact that Peggy is slamming her “good friend” Alexis so early in the season tells us what kind of woman she is, at least Alexis waited until she watched on-screen how horrible Peggy was in her talking head interviews. There is no loyalty here, not one of these OC Housewives are trustworthy and they all own big long knives that fit perfectly into the back of any Housewife.
Finally something interesting coming up next Sunday, Jeana Keough and Lynne Curtain return to stir up some fun!
Jeana’s appearance preview:
Lynne Curtain also returns next week and runs into Fernanda, Lynne breaks the news to Fernanda that Tamra isn’t a lesbian, she likes men. I’m not sure why this is news to Fernanda except that as I said in an earlier blog, Tamra is wrong to lead this woman on, to even flirt like she is romantically interested in Fernanda is cruel. It seems as though Fernanda ends up getting hurt as we see her running out crying. Is this the reason why she was dumped as a housewife?
The Orange County housewives’ blogs are up, Tamra’s is missing but it doesn’t really matter, her’s are typically full of lies anyway.
Watch What Happens Live – by LynnNChicago~
I hope Andy disinfected the clubhouse after last night’s show. Trashy Tamra Barney and her boy toy Eddie Judge appeared on the show and held hands throughout the show. Tamra’s girls were on full display, Andy’s standard opening question about breast enhancement surgery was explained away by Tamra as simply being a bit overweight. Everybody knows… that the first place that extra weight goes is right inside those silicone breast implants. (thanks Phaedra) Naturally Andy doesn’t get how ridiculous Tamra’s response is because he doesn’t listen to his guest’s responses.
I found it ironic that Tammy Sue tells us that Gretchen talks about her every chance she gets, as Tammy Sue is talking about Gretchen. Andy didn’t get that one either, so she wasn’t called out on her hypocrisy.
Tonight’s poll question, “Who would you rather?” Your choices, sadly are Slade Smiley and Eddie Judge. If ever they needed a “none of the above” choice it was this show.
Andy’s three obsessions start with Gretchen calling her honey Slade fat, keeping score on-screen Cohen counted 11 times in one episode that Gretchen slammed Slade. Yet Gretchen can’t understand why Slade is upset?
Second Andy was obsessed with Tamra’s tour of Alexis’ home on-screen, he briefly asked her about her rude comments of Alexis and Jim’s financial problems but it was really all about a photograph that producers shot up close of Jim Bellino in a beefcake pose on a beach.
Tamra tells us that she was justified making her snide comments about the Bellino’s losing their home, you see because Tamra put her short sale on-screen, Jim and Alexis should “own it”. In fact, Tamra wasn’t even appropriate to ask Alexis what was going on with her home, it was rude and classless. Who is Tammy Sue to tell anyone to “own it”? She went off on Vicki last season for talking about her short sale, yet it was ok for Tamra to do it to Alexis?
ANDY COHEN! Why don’t you ask these questions?
Andy’s third and final obsession was Jay Mohr’s story that he told on a previous show about Gretchen and Slade trying to convince him that Eddie was gay. Tamra said she wasn’t surprised and claimed to know that Gretchen and Slade tried to sell the same story to tabloids.
Tamra shows how really classless she is here by telling viewers to go to TheDirty.com to find all the legal issues that Gretchen is having right now. Tamra seems to know that web site very well, Tammy Sue appears on that site frequently. This woman acts like a teenage mean girl, nothing looks worse than trying to slam another woman the way that Tamra does it, she is so not ready to run with the big boys. She comes off as mean and petty, not entertaining and funny. You are no Bethenny Frankel!
Tamra decides to put a bath-tub sex scene on television, admitting she set the whole thing up and had to pry Eddie with several shots of tequila in order to get him to go along with this fiasco. Imagine walking into the bathroom to find your girlfriend naked in a bathtub with cameramen, sound guys and producers surrounding her. If he didn’t dump Tamra after that, he’s in it for the long haul.
The fact that Bravo “accidentally” released the video of Tamra in the tub that showed her naked breasts never came up, this is the stuff we want Andy to ask.
I thought the whole discussion about pregnancy and babies was very strange. Tamra confirmed she is not pregnant, just packed on a few pounds but the problem of Eddie wanting children and Tamra not wanting anymore children apparently has still not been resolved. Tammy Sue seems to think that having a surrogate carry and deliver a baby is a possible solution. “Sarah Jessica Parker did it” she said. You are NO SJP Tammy Sue!
Andy’s game for the evening involved asking Eddie a series of questions to determine whether or not he was gay. He passed with flying colors. I really like Eddie a lot more than Tamra, but was disappointed that he said he would not ask Tamra to sign a pre-nuptial agreement. Did you ever want to scream a warning at someone on your television screen?
The show returned from commercial break to find that only one camera was working. Isn’t it amazing how so many live shows come off without a hitch, yet we see so many issues with WWHL. Moving on….
Jacqueline Laurita from The Real Housewives of New Jersey made a brief guest appearance, Andy asked her to describe the upcoming season in one word and she chose “outrageous” it was a very random appearance with no explanation as to what she was doing there, worse she wouldn’t answer the question of which Bravo housewife she doesn’t like, “I love them all!” I wasn’t buying it, I’ll bet she hates Luann just like the rest of the New Jersey housewives.
Thursday Andy will host Denise Richards and Alex McCord
Mob Wives by Quincy IL
Renee Graziano’s father is Anthony Graziano . He is currently incarcerated in a federal prison. When asked what Renee knows about this, she says, “What mob?” Karen knew her dad worked 5 to 9 and provided extra gifts that fell off trucks. She lives on Staten Island and enjoys glitz and glamour. She feels untouchable and loves power. She can walk into any restaurant and they know she is Anthony Graziano’s daughter. She has a 16 year old son. Renee tells us that there is a code of ethics in the underworld of honor and respect. A rat doesn’t need to get in your business. She owns a lynx fur coat and she considers herself a Mafia Princess. Her home is Staten Island, NYC.
Welcome to Phoenix, Arizona. Karen Gravano is the daughter of Sammy the Bull. In 1990, her father cooperated with the federal officers to take down the mob and many people went to prison because of this. Karen fled from Staten Island to Phoenix to create a new life for her daughter and herself. Karen’s 11 year old daughter is her BFF. She says that her daughter is her only friend. She is writing a book about her life and she is going to return to Staten Island to get in back in the frame of mind of a mobster’s daughter. She doesn’t give a F**** about what anyone else thinks.
Carla Facciola’s husband is Joseph Ferrangoma. He is currently incarcerated for Stock Fraud. Carla does not feel this is a significant crime. Carla’s father was in the underworld. Carla has 2 eight year old twins who were 2 ½ years old when their r father went to prison. They think their dad is working. She also lives on Staten Island.
Drita S AVanzo’s husband is Lee D/Avanzo . Lee is currently incarcerated for robbing a bank. Drita lives on Staten Island. Drita is tough. She shows her fighting skills. She states that if she is coming for you, she is going to get you. The phone rings with a pretaped call from Lee in a New York State correctional facility. Drita receives a call from Lee 5 times a week with shopping lists. She gathers the items and sends them in a box to the prison. This takes time and she hardly can keep up with her personal fitness needs. Lee will be home in 2 months.
The Staten Island women have a girls’ night out and they prepare to look great with hair, makeup, jewelry and cloths. They share prison stories. They talk about some of their dates. The men are not bad guys unless they bring harm to the family. They discuss Karen’s return. They all know her, but her dad was a snitch. You don’t rat on your friends. Everyone cut ties with Sammy, the Bull, Karen’s dad.
Drita understands being cut off. Her dad is a college coach and she has been disowned by her parents for marrying into the mob. Her parents are from the Ukraine and they are law abiding citizens.
Karen is shown with a suitcase leaving her house in Phoenix. She is not afraid to return to Staten Island. She states, “You can get hit by a car or get a bullet in the back of your head.”
Drita and Karen were good friends. Karen lived with Drita’s husband, Lee for 7 years. Drita does not think this will be a problem, but Karen says she would not have dated her friend’s boyfriend.
It’s Carla’s birthday and she is having a party at a club. Drita and Carla discuss inviting Karen. They know that Renee will have issues as her father instructed her to cut ties with Karen. Drita suggests inviting Karen to Carla and Carla says that she will invite Karen herself. They feel Renee always wants to be the center of attention, but this is Carla’s party so she will do what she wants.
The women prepare for the party. They have expensive clothes and jewels. Renee states that “No one disrespects me.”
They meet at the club. The confrontation begins, but will continue next week
Great job Quincy! Thank you, I can’t wait to watch the show!
The Celebrity Apprentice by Quincy
The men discuss Gary Busey and they are really concerned about his behavior. They don’t know if he is smart or crazy. They don’t know if he is behaving erratically on purpose or not. Gary feels that there is an alliance against him. John Rich calls Gary,” a saboteur. “
La Toya was the winning team leader last week and she has $65,000 for AIDS LA, a charity supported by her brother Michael Jackson when he was alive.
This week’s product sponsor for the competition is Omaha Steaks, a family owned business since 1917. This company distributes meat products purchased from the best meat producers/ranchers/farmers.
The task is to a create a package of meats that will be sold by the company, give a branding message and an overall presentation in the studio of a Culinary Institute. They will create three meals and the presentation should involve a live cooking lesson. The winning team leader’s charity will receive $20,000 from Mr. Trump and some of the profit from the sale of the package of meat the winning team creates will also go to the charity.
Hope Dworaczk is the team leader for the women. Mr. Trump reminds us that she is the Playmate of the Year and she is young compared to the other women. Mr. Trump asks hope if she eats red meat. She says that she is from Texas so she does, but in the interview she shares that she does not eat red meat. Gary Busey is the team leader of the men’s team, but the team members show concern. Mr. Trump questions Lil John about Gary and he holds back his opinion at this time.
Two members of the men’s team know how to cook: Lil John and John Rich. Gary does not ask that question. Gary does ask the executives how the meat is slaughtered and they look uncomfortable discussing that on national TV. They describe the aging of the meat and flash freezing. Gary asks if what suspended animation means when they mention that term.
The women’s team decides who will cook: Nene, Star and La Toya. Hope and Marlee will host the presentation. Later this changes. Star is worried about healthy cooking as she has had open heart surgery. She discovers that filet mignon in a petite file of 3 to 4 oz. is the best choice for someone who wants to eat heart healthy.
The women’s theme will be “Poker Night.” The menu will include vegetables and desert.
The men’s have difficulty organizing. Lil John is not assigned an task. Meat Loaf is told by Gary that he should do all of the cooking. John Rich is frustrated and he shares that in interviews. Gary is confronted and asked to make decisions. His reaction is to go outside on the balcony in the cold wind and be alone. The men decide that Gary will sink or swim, but they will do their assigned tasks and not help him or cover for him.
Hope is worried about La Toya giving a presentation because she has a baby voice and voices concern that someone is going to end up hitting her. Nene also criticizes La Toya.
Both teams meet with chefs to discuss the best way to cook meat. Both teams discuss their variety packs. Gary wants his to have flavors, but the company does not produce that type of meat. The men are miserable and don’t want to deal with Gary anymore. The men decide on the name for their meat package: “Ultimate Celebration Variety Pack.”
La Toya grew up with personal chefs and does not know how to cook. Nene says, “This is America.” She can’t believe that someone does not know how to cook a burger. Star again takes over graphics and the design of an apron to be given to the audience after the meal. The women will serve a 4 oz. filet mignon, burger and lobster.
Ivanka Trump visits the men and listens to their complaints. She said it was like group therapy and it was fascinating. Gary tells Lil John to cut up paper so numbers can be given to the audience and those winning members of the audience will eat the 3 dinners prepared by Meat Loaf after the presentation. The men say they will prepare chateau briand. lobster tail and a boned steak, but their hand outs will not reflect this in the end as Gary does not write the menu correctly. He also has spelling error in the printed material. The menu mentions crab legs and they do not cook crab legs as it was not part of the original discussion.
Nene has no trouble cooking, but La Toya’s burger goes up in flames as she added oil and it caught fire. She says it will burn itself out and she is correct.
The women’s presentation goes smoothly, but only Nene actually cooks for the audience and judges. They have their menu and have created their package of meat for “Poker Night.” Nene ends the demonstration and says, “Omaha, “not “Omaha Steaks.”
Gary and his team present. Gary tells long stories for each of their dinners. One is titled, “Father’s Day,” and the audience is confused. Meat Loaf actually shows the audience how to cook the meat and his portion of the presentation is successful. Lil John and John Rich have little to do. The men draw numbers and two women and one executive of the company are asked to sit at a table and sample the meat. They all say it was perfectly cooked.
The two teams go to the board room. The men are disgruntled and they tell Mr. Trump that Gary failed to make decisions and ruined the menu. Meat Loaf was extremely frustrated and unable to voice all of his concerns. John Rich told Mr. Trump that Gary called him, “a boy.” Gary said that he said, “ca-boy.” No one believed Gary.
The women felt that they worked well. Nene at first said Hope did a great job and then she changed it to good. Mr. Trump implies that Nene is negative and she is offended and becomes quiet.
The judges find good and bad things to say about both teams. The executives liked the “Poker Night Theme”, but wished the women would have cooked more during the presentation. The executives did not like the meat package that Gary wrapped in black tissue paper and felt it would not sell. They did not like the audience having to eat meat and comment either. In the end the winner is the women’s team so they leave the board room. Hope’s Charity, Best Buddy, which helps children with intellectual disabilities, will receive $20,000 from Mr. Trump and a portion of the profits from the sale of the meat package that they designed. Nene leaves the group and is sad because she was singled out for comments and she doesn’t feel she is negative.
Gary states that the three men on her team worked well. The men are unable with Gary. Mr. Trump fired Gary and the men thank Mr Trump.
From Entertainment Weekly regarding TV Land Awards:
Worst presenter: The Real Housewives of New York, who introduced a tribute montage to TV housewives. Truly, I believe the ladies were there simply because they agreed to get up and dance to Hall & Oates, who received the Icon award. (Hall & Oates performed “Rich Girl.” I’m just sayin’.)
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The Royal Wedding
Prince William & Catherine Middleton
Friday 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey
Photo from Kim Zolciak’s baby shower:
Bethenny Frankel will appear on the Nate Berkus show tomorrow. Jill Zarin will be on Wendy Williams, which will you watch?
Until Next Time….