I Hate Jill Zarin The Real Housewives of Orange County / Watch What Happens Live/Mob Wives/Celebrity Apprentice
Lots of great TV last night, my blogs on The Orange County crazies and Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live are covered today. Quincy pulled double duty and recapped Celebrity Apprentice and Mob Wives. I hope you enjoy!
It’s official, I’m finding it hard to like any of the five Real Housewives of Orange County. Funny though that the 6th Orange County Housewife may have been the only one with a little class. Bravo was quick to change Fernanda’s status from housewife to part time background noise, was that because of what we learned tonight about her kiss with Tamra? Seeing her tonight, I’m starting to wish Lynne Curtain wasn’t kicked to the curb. Ditzy and clueless, at least she wasn’t ever mean to anyone. She got out just in time to save herself.
I’m sure that Vicki thinks she is portraying herself as the best mom on earth by smothering her daughter and acting like a complete fool. Vicki knew the cameras were following Briana to Las Vegas and so of course she called the kid. Nagging your daughter doesn’t make you a good mom. Badgering your daughter for information about a new guy she’s dating doesn’t make you a good mom. Stop embarrassing your daughter and stop acting for the cameras Vicki!
It was very telling that Briana refuses to introduce her new guy to her mother, she refuses to even tell her mother anything beyond the fact that he’s a fireman she met at work. Briana explains that Vicki is just too intense but it is clear that Briana doesn’t want to be embarrassed by her mother and that’s just sad. Vicki’s over the top, invasive ways with her children are obviously pushing them farther away from her. Get a grip Gunvalson!
Vicki met with Alexis on tonight’s episode, they’re going to bury the hatchet and move forward, the only problem is both of them have knives in their back’s inserted by the other. These two woman have nothing in common and don’t really want to find any common ground. Vicki hasn’t changed her opinion of Alexis’ husband Jim, her “jack off” hand gesture shows just how classy Vicki really is. These two ladies (and I use that term loosely) are forced together so they give that mean girl fake smile to each other as they slam each other in their talking head interviews. Time to move on ladies, Jr. High School is long since over, especially for Vicki.
Alexis who seemed to be the only one who might have a redeeming quality blew it wide open tonight. She’s a vicious mean girl. She hired a professional seamstress to create the idiotic ideas for dresses that pop into her dumb blonde head and has the gall to take a pair of scissors to the dress right there on the spot? Oh My Gawd! Alexis couldn’t have just said, “hey, why don’t we try this one without the ridiculously huge sleeves that I designed?” I get that it is YOUR dress line but have a little respect for people who are doing work for you, let her make changes properly with a sewing machine. The fact that Alexis could just ignore this woman’s pleas to stop butchering that dress says a lot about her character.
This scene leads me to believe all of the internet reports from past nannies saying what a horrible woman Alexis is are absolutely true. I can see that, the poor seamstress practically begged Alexis not to go rogue on the dress and I thought she was going to cry, Alexis didn’t notice and didn’t care at all. This is the woman who says she wakes up everyone morning and thinks, “what would Jesus do?” I don’t think Jesus would butcher a woman’s hard work like that, no matter how ridiculous it looked. Didn’t Alexis design that crap to begin with? Just Sayin…
Tamra Barney has met her match with Jeana Keough, two women who clearly are in a bitter battle to the end. Best we can tell Jeana made a snide remark about Tamra’s humble beginnings and Tamra has done nothing but slam Jeana since arriving on the show. Last season when Tamra didn’t have Vicki’s back, Vicki went running to Jeana for comfort and support. (yet Vicki never showed any to Jeana) Jeana really ended up backing Tamra, telling viewers that Vicki is only getting as good as she gets, and that was true. Tamra is holding onto that one comment and won’t let it go.
Tamra’s nasty comments about Jeana’s weight were uncalled for, particularly since she really does look amazing after losing 25 pounds on Bravo’s show, Thintervention. Tamra tells us that she has to be careful what she says to Jeana because she knows it will all get back to her ex-husband, Simon. Tamra goes on to tell Jeana all about her new beau, Eddie including the fact that she has not yet introduced him to their children, a fact that I’m sure Tamra is hoping will get back to Simon. In Tamra’s mind this apparently makes her mother of the year. The drunken body shots in Mexico and bathtub sex scene sort of negates that belief.
Tamra, Peggy and Jeana were all asked to model in a runway show, Tamra is a nervous wreck, Jeana is her usual laid back self but Peggy is extremely excited as she reminds viewers several times that she used to model and is thrilled to be back not only modeling but hosting the event.
Jeana did a nice job, Tamra made a complete fool of herself with her over the top gestures and sticking her ass out to the crowd but we expect nothing less from the trashy Tamra. I fully expected Peggy to look like a professional model after all of her constant bragging about her past modeling but she looked like she was high-stepping with flailing arms and a weird look on her face. What the hell was that?
Peggy goes on to tell us that she’s back to what she loves doing, modeling is in her blood. I think she may need a blood transfusion because that wasn’t modeling, that was an overly affected woman who is trying too hard.
A nice change from watching Vicki terrorize her cast mates, Vicki’s segments were taken by Briana and her trip to Las Vegas. As her mother sat telling the cameras that bad things happen in Las Vegas and people make bad choices in Vegas, we know that Vicki is speaking from personal experience. I think Vicki was right to be concerned if her daughter was anything like her but luckily Briana has a lot more sense than her mother.
Vicki was concerned about her daughter being “ruffied”**, ironically her cast mates, Tamra and Peggy were both ruffied during their press tour for this season. I’m not sure why Vicki thinks that will happen in Las Vegas but not in California, that is pretty naive. As Vicki learned, it can happen anywhere. Briana tells us that she’s like her mother, she works hard but plays harder but the fact is Briana’s Vegas scenes were fairly tame and she’s obviously a good girl.
** Being “ruffied” is slang for being slipped the drug Rohypnol, also called the date rape drug.
Peggy and her husband Micha met with famed Celebrity Chef, Susan Feniger whom they’ve hired to cook at their party. This one scene clearly shows that this couple has no class and are very naive when it comes to high-end dining. It always amazes me when we see these Orange County Housewives acting so stupid when it comes to fine dining. Vicki and Tamra have shown their ignorance while dining with their husbands during Season Three, Alexis showed her ass last season in Hubert Keller’s restaurant in San Francisco.
Does Orange County not have any fine dining restaurants or does Bravo search out cast members who have absolutely no experience with the fine dining industry? How can these women get to be 30+ years old without knowing anything about this area? Clearly they all need to just stick to McDonalds. Peggy and her idiotic husband are lucky they were being filmed because Chef Susan Feniger should have walked out on them and told them to go screw themselves, but she is too much of a lady. Micha tells her that Mexican food is better suited to a backyard pool party, completely insulting this Chef.
Chef Susan moves forward allowing these two morons, with pallets better suited for Big Macs, to taste her creations and they don’t have the sense to know they are being served outstanding cuisine. They make stupid faces and are unimpressed but Peggy tells us she doesn’t care about the food anyway, she only wants to impress her guests by hiring a celebrity chef. Peggy is just used to hearing, “would you like fries with that?” so often that she doesn’t know any better. Could she be more stupid?
Gretchen has decided this season that she’s mad and not going to take it anymore! In the past she seemed to let the mean girl comments from her cast mates slide by unanswered. This was the only reason that Gretchen had any fans at all, this season she’s decided to stand up for herself, but she’s fighting battles on her own with no opponent and choosing to fight with people who’ve had her back, like Alexis.
Tonight Gretchen had no interaction with any cast mates, only spent her birthday being surprised by her boyfriend, Slade Smiley. As Slade loads Gretchen into the car taking her to a secret location and trying to make it a surprise birthday celebration, Gretchen decides it is the perfect time to discuss Slade’s lack of income (which is none) and his job prospects. Gretchen had a good point, any job with any income is better than nothing but her timing could have been better.
Slade takes Gretchen to an art studio that belongs to a friend, as they sit among the mess of paint splatter and dirty rags and have a take out dinner, Slade hands Gretchen a present that consists of white painter’s pants and a t-shirt for her to change into. Gretchen meets the artist and couldn’t look more uncomfortable creating a painting of her own. The surprise really is that this artist painted a larger than life picture of Gretchen. She’s polite and thanks the artist but the whole thing is just uncomfortable to watch.
I think that Gretchen is feeling like she’s being taken advantage of by Slade, she’s trying too hard to show viewers that she is pushing Slade. She seems to want to prove to us that she knows he should be working and she’s not sitting back allowing Slade to live off of her income indefinitely.
In a rare appearance, Lynne Curtain, former OC Housewife joins Fernanda to work out in the gym that Fernanda owns with her former wife and partner. We learn that Tamra was scheduled to join them but backed out at the last-minute. Tamra tells us that she was uncomfortable the last time the two ladies were in the same room together. Funny that Tammy Sue wasn’t uncomfortable in the bathroom of the restaurant where she made out with Fernanda at her birthday party last season.
It seems that while Tammy Sue was upset with Vicki for not attending her middle of the afternoon birthday luncheon, she found comfort in the arms of Fernanda, and the two women had a kissing session in the one place where Bravo’s camera’s couldn’t follow, the ladies room.
Fernanda makes this announcement to Lynne while her ex-wife/business partner listens on, does the math and realizes that the Tamra kiss happened while the two women were still married. She is upset but the genius, Lynne Curtain announces, “Tamra likes men!” Fernanda is upset and we see Tamra interview that it was no big deal, just a peck for a friend. Drunk Tamra probably can’t remember what happened. (sure that’s the story and she’s sticking to it)
A few other observations from tonight’s episode, Peggy has gone completely overboard with her breast enhancements, the melons she’s chosen to insert into her body are freakeshly huge and Bravo’s 10-second upclose on her cleavage was rather disturbing with veins bulging and …..eww, Kelly would call it gross and so would I!
“We both have had our boobs done, but Alexis went for a much bigger look and I just didn’t want them to be where you just look right at my breasts.” – Peggy Tanous on choosing smaller breast implants then Alexis Bellino. “The Real Housewives of Orange County” Episode Six.
Is she kidding? She accomplished her goal, she’ll never need a face lift because no one looks at her face. Peggy’s implants are going to cause her to fall on her face someday. Do these women really not know how absolutely ridiculous and freakishly fake they look?
Tamra showed her trashy side once again by calling Peggy’s breasts, “titties” that, to me is the term that drunk cowboys in bars call women’s breasts but Tammy Sue uses that term frequently on the show, do men find that crude language attractive? Obviously Simon didn’t. Maybe they think it is funny here and there but when they realize that is really how Tammy Sue talks every day it becomes embarrassing.
This is a long 14-minute video but it shows more details from the fashion show, Peggy looks like she’s taken too much of her kid’s Ritalin but worse is Tamra’s entire walk that makes her look like she’s been toking on Briana’s hookah in Vegas. Jeana is the only Housewife that seemed to walk away with any dignity.
Real City Housewife had posted her RHOOC blog from last week, I realize it is a week later but it is hysterically funny and worth the read.
Watch What Happens Live
Andy Cohen’s yellow shirt had to mean it is Easter in the Bravo Clubhouse! Rachel Dratch and Cheyenne Jackson joined Andy but the good news is these two non-Bravo celebrities actually do watch the Housewives. They seemed to understand that the viewers were watching immediately following RHOOC and therefore were fine discussing Bravo’s shows rather than their own.
I loved that when Andy asked Rachel about Gretchen’s portrait she immediately came back with “Well, it was better than Sonja’s from New York”. This immediately made me interested in the show because she wasn’t pretending to be a Housewives fan, she knew her shit!
Rachel correctly identified Vicki Gunvalson of OC as the “Debbie Downer” and like the rest of us wondered why Fernanda brought up a kiss between her and Tamra 18-months after it happened and in front of her ex-wife as well.
Andy’s three obsessions tonight were dead on! First he concluded like the rest of us that Peggy’s modeling was over the top ridiculous, along with her massive breasts being somewhat gross. (he ruined it by showing that same clip of Gia Guidice again..its getting old Cohen!)
Second he correctly identified Alexis as a complete nutjob for butchering her own dress while the dressmaker looked on in horror.
Finally Andy set the record straight as Alexis attempted to define the word, “Couture” and fails miserably. “Super rich” is what I think she mumbled. I wonder if she can define, “fool”? We can.
Andy’s game this evening was actually pretty funny for a change, he got his guests to read lines spewed by housewives in the past and the other had to guess which housewife. They did really well! They really do watch the shows, poor bastards!
Cheyenne proved it early on as well when he was asked who the hottest house-husband is within the Housewives series and without skipping a beat responded, “Maricio”. (Kyle’s husband on Beverly Hills)
Thursday’s Watch What Happens Live will feature Royal Wedding talk with Cat Ommanney and Luann deLesseps. I don’t know why a self-described Native American who married a French Count is supposed to be an “expert” on British Royalty but there you have it. Cat is a good choice, at least she is British, Lisa Vanderpump would have been a better sidekick for the Royal Wedding episode. I realize that Lisa is commenting live during the wedding for another network but she could have done double duty as WWHL is on at 11:30pm.
Celebrity Apprentice by Quincy IL
Hope’s charity is Best Buddies. Hope has a buddy of her own, Caroline,
an adult with special intellectual needs. Hope meets with Caroline to
have fun once a week. Caroline reads the amount of money, $20,000 and
she thanks hope. More money will come from a portion of the sale of
the special meat product that the ladies designed for Omaha Steaks
The two teams meet with the Trumps to discover that this week’s
project is to create a campaign for Trump Hotels. It will be a 4 page
spread for a magazine. The branding image will be “high end,
uncompromising, inspiring, glamorous and the best of the best.” It is
not to be a traditional hotel advertisement.
The men have a disadvantage as there are only three people left. None
of the three have stayed in Trump hotels as they are the high end
luxury hotels. Star is chosen as the women’s team leader and she has
stayed in Trump hotels. She shares that she has been all over the
world and she knows luxury and quality.
Star comes up with the concept for her team: individual elegance/
collective luxury/living life bigger. She will work with the graphics
and they decide that they will be a part of the photo shoots for the
layout. Nene will be the set designer and she is asked to shop with
LaToya. There is a discussion where LaToya and Nene come together and
hug. One of the photos will be ladies who lunch.
The men talk about timelines and starring into the mirror to see
yourself in the future. John Rich said that Trump Hotels are for
people who use helicopters. Lil John said they use hotels, but just
to sleep. John Rich said, “Meat Loaf is a riddle wrapped in an
enigma.” The men’s concept is “Life is Big.” They will stress that
the hotels treat you as if you are Mr. Trump.
Star and her team look at the dining room and plan a photo- shoot of
Hope in a bathtub. They knew using a Playboy model in the bathtub is
a winning idea. Nene and La Toya are sent for props, but again the
traffic affects the amount of time that it takes them to return.
The men hunker down with computers but have trouble spelling words and
they ask each other for help.
The women have manicures, hair styling and makeup for their
photo-shoots. Star requests jewelry from the Ivanka collection and
they get dressed. The women enjoy the experience. Nene comes in
late, but she manages to direct the bathtub photo-shoot.
Two executives from the Trump Hotels look over the ad campaigns. They
like the enthusiasm of the men’s team and the stories, but dislike the
spelling errors and the large number of words used in the 4 pages. The
women’s team comes up with a boring bathtub scene where Hope is
wrapped in a towel and the champagne bottle is not opened.
The two teams return to the board room and they have learned to say
that they did well. Nene said that the strongest member on the
women’s team was Marlee. The team members seem to agree that LaToya
is the weakest. The men feel that they helped each other equally.
Neither team wins, but the men were allowed to return to the board
room. One of the women’s team will be fired. They discuss Hope and
Star defends her. Star, Nene and LaToya are asked to return. After
some discussion where Nene says that La Toya is the weakest. La Toya
has her voice disappear, Mr. Trump fires La Toya. As the women leave,
Star asks La Toya if someone should stay with her to wait for the
elevator, LaToya says, “No.” Nene asks to give her a hug before she
leaves and la Toya hugs Nene. Nene and Star have a discussion in the
hallway and Nene claims that Star orchestrated the firing of La Toya.
Mob Wives by Quincy IL
We return to the birthday celebration of Carla’s birthday at a Staten
Island bar. Everyone is drinking and laughing until Karen Gravono
enters. Renee Graziano feels betrayed and she tries to leave by going
to the bathroom where she reminds us that Karen Gravono’s father
ratted out a large number of criminals. Karen attempts to leave and
is confronted by Karen. They women scream at each other. They use
obscenities and decide that neither will leave. Drita arrives and she
wants the issues between Karen and Renee to be settled, but Renee
reminds us that it is not Drita’s right to resolve those issues.
Drita and Renee begin to fight and Drita shares information about the
injuries suffered by women who she fought in the past. She mentions an
ambulance and a broken cheek bone. As they fight, we are reminded
that they have known each other forever and were once good friends.
Renee’s throat gets grabbed and it appeared to be Drita doing it, but
Carla tells us that she did it to push Renee away. Renee leaves and
Drita tells us that she got off easy.
Carla and Drita go to the gym early the next morning to practice
boxing. Drita is hung over and she didn’t want to go, but since it
was being filmed she showed up. The women discuss Renee. Carla will
meet with Renee tonight and to work out their problems.
AJ, Renee’s son is force to listen to his mother rant out her evening
out and meeting with Karen. He tries to reason with her,but quickly
gives up. Renee says the same thing over and over and finally AJ
Carla calls Renee to apologize and invites Renee and AJ to her home
Renee’s ex –husband, Joe, arrives for a sit down with AJ and Renee.
Renee complains about AJ’s grades and they discuss the rules that AJ
must follow to get a car which Joe will pay for and select. AJ has to
get 80 and above In all subjects and he reluctantly agrees. Joe
married Renee when she was just 20. He told her that he would be the
only man that would marry her because of her father. He had recently
been released from prison. She married him became pregnant and he went
to prison again. Renee has only recently divorced, but they were
separated for years.
In an interview, Karen wonders why the women and men would be
supportive of her when her father was murdering people and now be an
against her when he ratted other criminals out.
In Drita’s house, we meet her children Aleeya (9) and Gizelle (3.)
She wants us to know that her violent temper does not enter her home.
She describes herself as a wimp with the girls. She helps the older
child with homework. The girl was promoted to a special program
because she is intelligent.
AJ comes home with bad grades so Renee flips out. Renee reminds him
of his father’s rules.
Karen has a new apartment and her cousin visits. Karen’s first
cousin’s dad, her uncle was also a criminal so they understand each
other. Karen’s uncle was blown up in his car so she always feared for
her father’s safet y and her own life.
Carla has split from her ex-husband, but he still calls for food and
she complies. He wants materials to make a collage of the photos of
his family so that he can look at it and not commit crimes. Carla’s
children are young and they don’t know their dad is in prison. They
think he is working.
Drita meets with her cousin Zina. Drita’s family has disowned her
because she married a criminal and they are all law abiding. Her
father is a college football coach. Drita’s cousin feels sorry for
Drita because she is always alone. Drita said that she never wondered
where the money came from and now she knows that he robbed banks.
Drita talks to her husband, Lee. It is unclear when he is coming
home. When Drita discovers that it could be four more years, she
freak out. She dresses and goes out for a night on the town. She
tells us that she can’t wait much longer. She meets with Karen for a
girl’s night out of drinking and loud music.
Renee and AJ are to meet with AJ’s father at a gym for boxing, but he
does not come. Renee tries to take the blows from AJ, but it hurts her
shoulder. AJ says he doesn’t care because he is used to his father
not coming to planned meetings. Renee leaves a message on AJ’s
father’s phone wondering if he has been arrested.
Renee goes to her therapist. She is upset and makes a threat which the
therapist and she quickly discuss as this is not allowed. Renee cries
and feels sorry for herself because of her ex-husband. Over and over
she says, “I never matter.” She would like to wake up in the morning
and have everything be OK.
Drita is home and her husband calls. He asks what she is doing and she
tells him cleaning like usual. He asks about his food package and she
said that she ate it. She demands to know when he is getting out and
they fight. Drita is miserable and she doesn’t want this life any
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Royal Wedding Schedule:
Starts: 8:15 – 9:45am (3:15 – 4:45 EST) – The general congregation will arrive at Westminster Abbey
Guests arrive from 10:00am (5:00am EST) until 12:40pm (7:40 EST)
The ceremony is expected to wrap at 5:00pm (12pm EST) but could go late if everything isn’t executed as scheduled.
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