I Hate Jill Zarin Real Housewives Of Orange County/Mob Wives/Celebrity Apprentice

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 makes bad choices in Las Vegas

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.

Chef Susan Feniger

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.

They served Mac and Cheese at the wedding?

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.

Painting based on this photo

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.

http://www.realitycrackhouse.com/2011/04/the-real-housewives-of-orange-county-oc-who/

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

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
last week.

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.

Women's Project Manager


Men's Project Manager


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.

Bye Bye LaToya! We'll miss you!

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
walks away.

Carla calls Renee to apologize and invites Renee and AJ to her home
for dinner.
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
longer.


Join us here live to chat about the Royal Wedding beginning at 4am EST

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.

This site has a link to download a minute by minute schedule of the day:

http://www.officialroyalwedding2011.org/blog/2011/April/23/Latest-Royal-Wedding-media-briefing-download-now-available

Until Next Time…

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412 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Real Housewives Of Orange County/Mob Wives/Celebrity Apprentice

  1. boston02127 says:

    Lynn & Quincy—Thanks for the new blogs.

    • lovemamaearth says:

      Yes thanks! Great job on OC and WWHL. Loved the honesty without meanness of the guests. Interesting that they’ll follow Brianna to LV but an actual housewife to Australia. I love it.

  2. AZ Girl says:

    Late “Happy Easter” to everyone. I had 15 over yesterday for Easter brunch and still cleaning up. Why would Peggy Feniger or Hubert Keller ever agree to be in the same room with these OC morons? NeNe is lasting longer than I thought on CA. Good for her.

    • Debbie says:

      Thanks for the blog Lynn. I’m tired of the OC housewives and stopped watching some of the other more recent Bravo shows. But I can’t do it cold turkey. You’re my detox center.
      I’m really disappointed to hear the Peggy and her husband disrespected Susan Feniger at their pool party. Pretentious fools. Susan was one of my favorites on TC Masters. She’s well respected and seems to be well liked by all she works with. Her talents are well known. The way these classy broads from the OC have
      acted in restaurants is embarrassing. In Hubert Keller’s LV restaurant last season, I remember Gretchen ordering foie gras and offering some to (I think) Alexis who spit it out when told it was liver and Vicki having a ridiculous gging fit at the table. The whole scene was absurd and showed how ignorant these “ladies who lunch” are.

      • Debbie says:

        Sorry..I stand corrected. I thought that Peggy had asked Susan to cater an event at her home. Had I bothered to finish reading blog before posting I would have known they were dining at her restaurant. Which makes it worse.. diss her in her “home”

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      Peggy’s husband, Micah, is even more of a tool. How could he be so rude and insensitive to say that Susan Feniger’s food should be relegated to backyard pool parties. Susan Feniger showed more class in 5 minutes of that show as compared to all those ladies put together for the season so far.

  3. Sus says:

    Alexis !!!!!! What the hell was that? What an idiot. She was on a crazy power trip. Her dress line is probably going to be made with 7 year old kids in a sweat shop. I’m going to have to do a search about Alexis being mean to her nannies. I hadn’t heard that before.

    It would serve Alexis well to read “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie.

    • California35 says:

      I didn’t watch, but saw this on a commercial the other day. I got mad just looking at that. The poor seamstress face made me feel for her. Alexis said that it was her creation or something like that. She could communicate and explain what she wanted, the seamstress could m”fix” it or change it the write way, Alexix was so rude and IMO stupid (sorry inured that word) to cut the sleeve just like that.

      • spikeyweed says:

        I totally agree! I found that scene disgustingly hilarious (I’ve a sick sense of humor) but I don’t expect anything else from that duck billed face lift. The actual designer on the other hand, has my complete sympathy. I hope she signed a good contract with those two sleaze bags and got paid up front! At the least, she came out of that scene smelling like a rose next to that piece of garbage house wife.

        I’m thinking Alexis treats anyone she views as ‘staff’ or the help with the same consideration and ‘respect’ she gets from her own ‘boss.’ I’m referring to her pathetic excuse for a man she’s married to, not Jesus C. I’ve known other biblical hierarchy submissive wifey types like this: complete and utter door mats at home but monstrous bitches to anyone else perceive as beneath them. It comes from being so low themselves. It must be tough on the psyche, being a mere rib to his dirt.

    • Melinda says:

      EXACTLY!! I was so disgusted by the way Alexis treated the DESIGNER that I seriously do not think she can redeem herself at all….WWJD? surely not destroy a person’s hard work! ugh

      • nathania says:

        yeah, that was hideous.

        because it wasn’t just a few seams, this was hundreds of sequins of different colors sewn on in a very precise pattern. I know the seamstress wanted to weep openly.

        and then Alexis Scissorhands has the gall to go on that rant like a crazy woman about how “I was right, I’m always right about everything.” Um, what?

  4. California35 says:

    Thanks for the blog and recaps as always 🙂

    I must say, I would have liked to see Lisa instead of Luann for the Royal wedding with Andy, or Cat alone with Andy. Must we see Luanne Darlin?

  5. quincyil says:

    The women on “Mob Wives” are all very damaged people. Three of them grew up with the knowledge that their fathers were criminals and committed murders. They saw family members killed and feared for their own lives as children.

    The children of the four women are also being affected by the environment of that community on Staten Island.

    I am happy that the Feds keep putting these men away, but I want to stop food from coming into our Federal prisons and make them eat mush, oatmeal and dried bread. I think they should be punished for murdering people.

    The divorce rate with the mob wives seems to top 100%, yet the women have money and go out. How does that work? I have friends who divorced and they always have to work to support the family. There is no money for fancy clothes and birthday parties at clubs. The mafia union must have a pension plan for wives and ex wives. I would love to know if they file taxes on the money they rob from banks.

    I would never have watched that show, but Lynn wanted it to be on the blog and now I am hooked. These women are Teresa Giudice. They are Danielle Staub or the person that Danielle Staub invented as I think she was a nice girl from a small town originally.

    Danille Staub and Teresa would be on “Mob Wives.” I thought it was outrageous that D and T were violent, but now I see that there is a world of violence that I never knew existed.

    In grad school, a few of us would babysit on Fri. and Sat. nights for “Families” from River Forest. Everyone from Chicago knows who I am writing about. The nannies would have those evening free and Catholic girls from a Catholic University were safe babysitters. Everyone was so nice. There was not a hint of violence in those magnificiant homes. Maybe, Chicago Mafiosa are higher class that NY Mafiosa.

    Q

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Q – my brush with the River Forest “nice family” was when I worked at a Fine dining establishment called “The Homestead” on North Avenue – Tony The Tuna came in most Sunday’s with his wife, sat at the same table by the window. He ordered end cut prime rib and if you asked him how he wanted it prepared he would FLIP OUT, everyone knows end cut is well done. He had his bottle of Heineken served in a wine cooler with ice so it stayed cold. His wife drank Manhattan’s.

      The restaurant owner never approached his table so as not to be “associated” with him but always sent over free dessert or an after dinner cocktail of Accardo’s choosing.

      Every mother’s day Governor Thompson (I just aged myself) would come in with his family, it was his mother’s favorite restaurant so we dealt with Secret Service and their bratty daughter who would order food for her Cabbage Patch doll and we service pheasants would have to accommodate the nutty kid. Mother’s Day was one of the busiest days of the year for us and two servers were assigned to take care of just the Thompson party and their gun toting Secret Service agents.

      Well one Mother’s day both regulars (Accardo and Thompson) had reservations for the same time, I was assigned the task to call them both days before to notify them of this and see if either would have an issue with sharing the restaurant with the other. Thompson’s handlers originally said it didn’t matter as they were not expecting any press. (yippie) but Mrs. Accardo seemed concerned and said she would notify her husband and call us back. In the end the Accardo’s changed their reservation to ensure they were gone before the Thompson’s arrived.

      Sorry for the long boring story….carry on 🙂

      • Debbie says:

        I didn’t know Governors had protection supplied by Secret Service. I thought the SS were Federal employees and among other duties, were assigned only to POTUS, his family , ex POTUS’ , Justices, etc. for protection . Governors I thought were assigned State Police for their protection. Interesting.

        • quincyil says:

          I think they are Illinois agents, not federal agents.

        • LynnNChicago says:

          We called them Secret service, maybe they weren’t federal employees but they all had black suits on with dark glasses and ear buds. They looked just like the Secret service. I didn’t ask them for ID or their pay check stubs 🙂 lol

          • lovemamaearth says:

            Here, the Govs are protected by experienced State Police. I probably would shorthand it to SS too.

      • NJ Bev says:

        What an amusing story. Isn’t it amazing, the things we
        remember, and why? I bet everyone on this board has at least one really good story like this one, what a book it could be!
        I love the way you remember the Gov. daughter-
        thanks for sharing.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        it wasnt boring stuff like that is an always welcome change from all the h/w stuff

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      Q- I hated the first MobWives episode but after this week’s episode? OMG- now I am hooked.

      One point I am really surprised that you didn’t bring up, was at Carla’s birthday you state “the woman scream at each other”

      I thought there much, much more to it than that.

      IMHO Karen was brought in as a plot device- she doesn’t live on Staten Island, and actually left at age 13 to live in Arizona in the witness protection program with her father. You can tell she’s different- her eyes don’t have the same blank hard stare that the other women’s eyes have.

      They live the life NOW- she very clearly doesn’t.

      She says the one thing at Carla’s birthday party that shuts Renee down- and Renee brings it up when she comments about it to Carla at dinner. She says “My father held a gun to the back of someone’s head and pulled the trigger- you don’t think that breaks up a family?”

      Renee looked positively stunned and tried to fumble for a comeback. I thought it was interesting that such a tough, strong, loudmouth of a woman would be rendered almost helpless in the face of some pretty basic logic.

      It obviously affected her , as she later said to Carla, when Carla had her over to dinner-“it made me think- you know I didn’t have an answer”

      All of these women are wrestling with “the life” and trying to reconcile their ethics and their morality with the reality of what their families did- and what part they played in it as they knew about it.

      The only reason we are seeing any violence is because they need a TV show-otherwise I think it would be pretty hidden.

      Also- one comment I didn’t quite get- Did Drita ask in her talking head about her husband “is he gonna Hit me again?” ok -what? Explains her ginormous rage.

      This show is becoming absolutely addictive.

      • SkewedHalo says:

        Yes, it’s absolutely fascinating! A look into a world that has only been portrayed in movies and tv (Sopranos). No matter how realistic it’s written and acted the real deal is So much more sordid and tragic. Karen blows my mind with her self-assurance. To go straight up to Renee and call her on her walking out, then “Tell me to leave!” “Ok, leave!” “NO!” Renee was so owned. I laughed out loud. Renee looks like the toughest toughie but she’s a marshmellow inside. She’s probably used to intimidating with her looks alone because when it comes down to backing up her threats with action, she doesn’t. I love that Karen has done what it takes to own her past and deal with it and now bring the truth to these women who are obviously in some kinda deep denial. For Renee to be stunned into silence by Karen’s truth, and then keep pondering the truth of it in therapy…maybe there is a light in all this darkness. I won’t hold out hope but boy is all this fascinating!

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          I have some mixed feelings about Karen. I think she might be more of a wanna be poser than the others. Her threats seem hollow, made too quickly, and too frequently.

          Threatening language and behavior is the refuge of the weak and powerless.

          The woman that has the most backing her up in the way of Mob Muscle is Renee- and she doesn’t make any threats- she actually just removed herself from the whole situation.

          Can.not.wait.4Next week.

        • BlueSky_Forever says:

          Renee in therapy brought me flashbacks of Tony Soprano in therapy. I want to see more of her therapy sessions! You see what blind rages these women go into. Very scary. If their men are monsters, what about the women? I can see Renee or Drita having no problem killing someone in the midst of a rage. Very scary. These broads don’t live far from me – yikes. Staten Island is not all bad. I’ve been there. I’ve known really nice religious people from SI. If I ever met one of these women, you would think I should be on the Olympic Track team ’cause that’s how fast I would get away from them.

      • AZ Girl says:

        Yup and karen and her family lived a mile fro my house

      • twoile says:

        Can u pls tell me what channel Mob Wives is on =) Thanx

        • kotagirl29 says:

          VH1, Sunday nights, same time as RHWOC, 10 pm, repeated all week (like every other show).

    • BlueSky_Forever says:

      After moving to NJ & meeting alleged real mafiosos I am totally fascinated with them. You can tell right away what they are. It’s the way they talk. You know they’ve never been to college! It’s simply mind boggling the amount of $ they manage to steal. You see them living large on Mob Wives. Where does the money come from? Even though the husbands/fathers are in prison, business continues. These crooks make $ on prostitution, strip clubs, insurance fraud, stock kiting, no show jobs, restaurants (skimming the top), medical fraud, drugs, construction companies that do cash (do not pay taxes or charge too much especially for govt. contracts) the list goes on. Cigarettes are heavily taxed in New York, so they buy them cheap down in NC then resell for a profit. Do you think these crooks pay taxes?

      Sammy the Bull Gravano (Karen’s father) wrote a book. He was a killing machine but knew how to make money from construction. When he went to Phoenix it didn’t take long before he was operating the largest ecstasy drug ring in the country. That’s why he went to jail. Not for murder (estimated over 30 that he personally did). His son was convicted with him. Karen? How could she not be involved with the drugs. Somehow she has come to realize how much “the life” destroyed her family. What she says makes so much sense: “how could you like me when my father was putting guns to the back of people’s heads & killing them & now after he ratted out other criminals you hate me?” said to Renee. Made Renee think because she wants to keep her son out of the mob.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        she’s got some work to do- that kid seems very calculating , even at 16.

        Makes me want to buy Sammy the Bull’s book

        • BlueSky_Forever says:

          I got them at the library. There’s a whole shelf devoted to real life mob stories. Gaspipe (he was a psycho, enjoyed the hits), The Ice Man (hit man that did a tv series on A&E or the history channel – his book will give you nightmares) & more. Sammy the Bull is dying of cancer in jail. It’s hard to fathom that these guys had families that they really love. My son knows the grandaughter of a mobster (now deceased). He asked me not to judge her for her family’s crimes. I asked him not to ask her to prom! In this town sometimes the nicest kids come from connected families. I kid you not.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        not me
        i worked for one at a club for awhile
        now he was always nice to me he liked that i could give as good as i got and never backed down from anything but LOL this was before i found out about him
        and was told that his “best Friend was dead and buried in the basement of where we worked”
        that freaked me out so much that i was relieved when the place went belly up

      • Sammysmom says:

        Man Blue Sky, I only watch the first episode for 5-10 minutes but after reading your post, I am gonna check it out. That is fascinating. I haven’t even heard of most of those crimes you mentioned but now I wanna watch. Thanks for the great write up.

    • TulipsInSunshine (aka Laura) says:

      Great recap Quincy…thanks so much for taking the time to do it. This show just absolutely fascinates me…and frightens me at the same time.

      What frightens me the most is either Carla or Drita, can’t remember which, refuses to tell their kids that their father is in jail, that he’s only “away” working. You’re right about these women being damaged and unfortunately, they’re going to raise damaged children themselves. I just imagine these kids getting older, becoming teenagers and realizing that they were lied to all their lives. Lying about Santa, the Easter Bunny etc is one thing, kids get over that and realize that it was all in fun…but this, this is taking it to the extreme and I wonder if now that the show is airing if they’ve reconsidered and have explained things to their kids.

      Renee Graziano crying in her therapists office was THE most pathetic piece of bad acting I’ve ever seen. You have to wonder if she would’ve cried if the cameras hadn’t been there. This, IMO, is Bethenny-esque but not working at all. On the flip side of that though, the scene with her and her son A J at the gym waiting for his father to show up, well nothing boils my blood more. My ex does sh*t like that to my kids, well my daughter. He ALWAYS tells them “text or call me and I’ll be there in a heartbeat”…my daughter does and he takes two days to get back to her. I will never understand that mentality that some people have that its okay to be a parent ONLY when its convenient and fits into their schedule. GRRRRRRRRR! So freaking frustrating.

      I had the same thoughts about T and D from NJ fitting right in in this show. They totally would’ve been in their element for sure.

      • TulipsInSunshine (aka Laura) says:

        Ohhh and I forgot to ask if either Quincy or Lynn (or anyone else from the Chicago area) watch The Chicago Code and what their thoughts are on it? I love that show too…

  6. California35 says:

    BEA reruns starting in an hour in case any one is interested.

  7. WindyCityWondering says:

    Thanks Lynn and Quincy! We watched the Blackhawks win!
    OC – can anyone name a model who has boobage like Peggy’s? Me either. Tamra can’t take the slut out of her behavior for a nano second – did anyone else think she was going to start stripping? Models show clothes not their bodies nor do they throw gang signs at the audience. Jeanna was a welcomed relief, as was Fernanda and Lynn!

    WWHL was excellent – having guests that know the shows make all the difference. I like the polls that pit two housewives against each other! And I love that Alexis Couture is the name of a porno star!

    • LynnNChicago says:

      WCW – Go Blackhawks! That was a nail biter!

      Don’t most models have very little in the way of boobage? Peggy looks like a freak of nature, only nature didn’t do that, she did. yuck! The upclose that Bravo insisted on was really disgusting.

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      I was watching “The Killing” on AMC (fantastic show), had the Blackhawks score live on my computer and RHOOC DVR’d because let’s be real, RHOOC is not nail biting TV.

  8. OneMoreInBoston says:

    http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/unreal_romance_bXWvhbMATxqP0TjZUNh9QM

    “Unreal romance”
    “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Kim G seems smitten with “dad of the year” Michael Lohan. “I just got back from making out with Michael Lohan in Florida,” Kim Granatell breathlessly told us. The pint-sized reality show sidekick said she’s been seeing Lohan since January and they’re working together on a “teen rehab” project out of Fort Lauderdale. “He’s got a very big heart,” she told us. “He’s a great guy.” Granatell confesses she has yet to meet Michael’s daughter, Lindsay, to compare hair extensions.”

  9. fort lauderdale gay says:

    The hotel they are staying at is just up the street from me. I’ll let you know if I see them.

    • fort lauderdale gay says:

      My sightings report will no doubt be delayed somewhat. I’ll have to have time to finish poking my eyes out and wretch up the contents of my stomach.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        You are so brave to take one for the team – get a picture and we can all bleach our eyes together!

    • lovemamaearth says:

      Speaking of boobs, how does Peggy have surgery and swelling and NOW they’re bigger than they were earlier. Did she have the redone on the QT?

      (i’m not a fan of Lohans or NJ)

      • HD says:

        I agree that her boobs look MUCH bigger than right after her surgery. I was guessing some swelling must be going on. And Alexis is right, she should have went to another surgeon. Her boob job looks a hot mess.

        • Amber...Real Wife says:

          I think they were tied down or wrapped in bandages and a sports bra after surgery. She was also wearing baggy sweats and sitting at the time of Alexis’s inspection. They look like veiny globes. yikes!

    • Debbie says:

      I’m not far from there…Which hotel are they staying at and when.. I’m camera ready!

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      which is it ???

  10. Christine says:

    Good morning my friends,
    Lynn, I couldn’t wait for your blog on these horrible women this morning. Alexis was about as evil as anyone short of JZ. Taking scissors to the poor woman’s work just angered and saddened me. I wanted to bitch slap Barbie and hug the poor dressmaker. Alexis would walk into the Louvre and botox the Mona Lisa or give the Venus de Milo breast implants. Jesus Barbie is just a tramp starting a line of clothing off of her husband’s stolen money.
    Peggy and Micah are real pieces of work. From just watching Susan Feniger on Top Chef one would know what her specialty is. Saying that Mexican food is something served at pool parties is not only insulting to Susan but to the entire ethincity and tradition of the food. I can only guess that their experience with Mexican food is a burrito grande at Taco Bell.
    Tamra walked that runway as if she were doing the bar dance at Coyote Ugly. Guess you can’t take the tramp out of the girl. I figured out that Peggy’s catwalk disaster was due to the fact that the cantaloupes she bought are throwing her equilibrium off. She has to swing her arms like that for balance or she will simply topple over.
    I was happy to see Jeana, she is one smart, cool cookie. Even Lynne and her ditziness seem benign compared to this bunch.
    I loved Slimey’s take on his past career in real estate. He was the best, no one can afford him to pay his extreme salary now, he lost it all in 2 years, yada, yada, yada.
    Get a job, pay your child support and f’in grow up. Last season he was giving Lynne advice on raising children, this year he’s slamming Tamra to Peggy (not that Tamra doen’t deserve it), but I really think this man should look inside his own glass house. There are huge cracks in it from the stones being hurled.
    As for Vicki, well Brianna is handling her life better than her mom is. Vicki shouldn’t lecture anyone about how to behave on business trips and vacation. Not one shot of Brianna lifting her skirt in a bar and showing her ass.
    OK, I’m better now.
    Thanks for listening.
    By the way, I realized last night that, aside from Bethenny, the 2 women we love on this HW franchise are Lisa and Cat – both Brits. Sad for the US girls.

    • alicia says:

      Vicki’s habit of always crossing herself is annoying- she ain’t no catholic and she’s done far worse than her daughter. Slade could still try to find a job w/ a title company, either as a rep or a closer or whatever. He is really LAZY. I liked Jeanna, but her oldest son was really angry and disrespectful. He threatened to hit her with a baseball bat at a dinner. Then she lied on thinintervention about her eating on a lie detector test. She also mentioned that as a real estate agent it didn’t matter to her if her clients were losing money on short sales, as long as she got paid. She had real empathy for her clients- not.

  11. Error404 says:

    Nene is 100% right about Star and it’s just a joke that Trump hasn’t fired her yet. This show is just rigged.

    • kbinldo says:

      Trump didn’t fire her because Nene was too stupid to throw her under the bus.

      • Bullies don’t usually let themselves be thrown under the bus. (nene seems like a bully to me)

      • BlueSky_Forever says:

        Star better not win – she is gawd awful. She said in last night’s show something about “this is one time that it’s okay for me to be pretentious.” Uh no Star. Your OTT personality & constantly talking about how great you & your life is just makes me dislike you more. Nene is going after you next week. Be very very scared!

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          ive hated her since the first apperence on the veiw
          then there was the time that she insulted RuPaul when he was there to promote his x mas album

          • BlueSky_Forever says:

            does anyone watch the View anymore? This bunch of broads cannot have an intelligent conversation even when BaaBaa WaaWaa is on. They end up on the Soup once in awhile…Sherry was asking a guest “so you’ve been doing a, b, c etc” then she stupidly asks “so what have you been doing?” Uh gee Sherry, just all the things you just told the audience….duh!

            • DJ Loops Fruit says:

              well only if someone i like is a guest but thats rare

              • TulipsInSunshine (aka Laura) says:

                Me too. I DVR, see who is on and fast forward through all the BS to the part I want to see.

                Hayden Pantere (sp) was on yesterday and I remember when she was so little and played “Lizzie Spaulding” on my now defunct but still beloved Guiding Light 😦

                • DJ Loops Fruit says:

                  its so sad what is happening to the soaps
                  ive watchched michael knight grow up on amc
                  😦

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      like rupauls drag race
      ive know who the winner of that is for about a month now

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      I agree, I thought so ever since DT fired Anne Duke and that slag Joan Rivers won- who incidentally was playing for a charity that DT’s SIL sits on the board of.

      I think the big shake up is that no one knew that Marlee Matlin had a bigger rolodex of donors and she is going to take it this year.

  12. VAgirl says:

    Thanks for the recaps Lynn and Quincy. Peggy and Micah are morons and probably don’t even realize how, as Ramona puts it, declasse’ they were in Susan Finegin’s restaurant. It was embarassing. She was probably sitting there thinking, “Where do they get these people?” Enjoyed WWHL, but wished the guests would have been a little more forthcoming about how they really feel about some of the housewives. They both could have been wicked funnier then they were.
    Stopped watching CA because “the Donald” makes me angry with the boardroom shananigans – and he wants to be President (SCARY!)
    Haven’t watched the mobwives yet, but I am also hooked. These women are the real deal and it’s fascinating to watch. Feel kind of sorry for the ones born into that life because they know nothing different.

    • VAgirl says:

      Sorry for all the misspellings. I typed in a hurry.

    • HD says:

      Watching them in the restaurant made me so mad. That guy (the husband) was acting as if he eats Wolfgang Puck’s food all day long and this “mexican” fare was just soooooooooooo beneath them. He wanted steak yet he goes to a mexican restaurant. Okay. Then he actually asked her if she makes fried oreos. God help us all. I thought what is wrong with him?! You don’t want mexican food because that seems so backdoors like but you want fair food. Okay. I wonder why they even went to her. It just did not make sense which makes me wonder if Bravo set this up. They acted as if they never had her food, didn’t know what she specialized in and then proceeded to talk about the food. No one gives a damn about your silly party. I don’t think I like him very much.

      • Mookies1mom says:

        They simply wanted to be able to say “Look at us! We have a celebrity chef”. Yet they knew nothing about her. Peggy Please Put Your Boobs Away (that means her husband too!) even said she didn’t care about the food. Susan is very respected by her peers and critics. She even seemed a little frustrated with them at one point. I want to know who who rather eat fried oreos vs. tres leche cake? What strings did Bravo pull to make this happen?

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        i have to say this yet again
        they do serve fried oreos at very well to do eating establishments all over
        and these are usually much better then anything found at a state fair
        as for mexican food
        well most morons in this country think its all tacos and enchilladas and not that there is anything wrong with that but its not real mexican cuisine that is Tex Mex

        • Mookies1mom says:

          I’ve never had fried oreos so what do I know? (I used to dip them in white and dark chocolate for Christmas until the company started doing it.) They may be good. But I have had tres leche cake (I may be spelling this wrong) and it is just awesome when done right! I guess I just took out my frustration on it because Peggy Put Your Boobs Away and her husband were just rude to Susan in her restaurant, Peggy Put Your Boobs Away didn’t care about the food and they were just simply annoying to watch.

          • Mookies1mom says:

            Also, you would are correct. What most people refer to mexican food is really tex-mex, not the real deal.

            • DJ Loops Fruit says:

              right i dont think most here in the us really know just how awesome authentic mexican food is
              i do like tex mex too just not as much

          • DJ Loops Fruit says:

            isnt that the very rich cake that each layer is soaked in a sweet liquid
            if so you are so right it is delicious and i as a rule dont like things like that
            same with Flan and i have had some done well its just not something i like same with rum cake
            but give me some creme brulee and im in hog heaven LOL

    • nathania says:

      I don’t get it, was it some kind of joke that that guy was sitting there in front of a celebrity chef and actually asked for a fried oreo?

      did someone put him up to it?

      I mean, it’s too strange to be believed.

      Did Andy come up with this cutesy idea? Nothing would surprise me…

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        maybe just maybe he likes them and was having a craving
        Id kill for some right now LOL

  13. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    As I said before it seems Bravo has told these women that either you are mean & slutty & stupid or you are off the show. Sad.
    Actually might start watching Mob Wives too.
    Can’t stand Donald D sound like stick. His show is too ridiculous. More like a circus for D list performers. I cannot imagine he thinks he can be President.
    Thanks for taking one for all of us Lynn & Q.
    I’ll be watching Kathy Griffin’s on TV channel for my British Wedding News. lol

  14. klmh says:

    Several years ago we had some extensive renovation done to our home. I decided to be the contractor and man, was that a mistake. I don’t know how we but ended up with 5 different professed “Christians” to do the work, ie. stonemasons, drywall, etc., but everyone of them tried to rip us off or do a half-assed job. (We live in the Baptist belt).I decided, first, never to take that job on again and leave that position to a professional, and two, never hire anyone that walks into my home and starts telling me what great christians they are. Give me honest and dependable, not religious rightists.
    I saw Alexis religious righteousness from the beginning. It extends to anything or anyone around her. She is right, and is always right. No gray area here, just black and white, which to me, puts her in the stupid bracket.
    Lesson learned.

    • VAgirl says:

      I am always suspect of those constantly professing themselves to be Christians. Actions speak louder then words.

      • VAgirl says:

        “than” vice “then.” I give up

      • viki55 says:

        Suspect = Distrust
        So you suspect anyone who professes Jesus Christ as their personal savior to be distrustful? Do you feel the same way about all people who believe in a “higher being or power” or just Christians? Do you also “suspect” Muslims? Buddhist? Jews? No offense but I am just curious how this comes about. It seems like Christians are the latest targets. Being Christian does not mean a person is perfect, no one is (except one). I just don’t understand why it is okay to single this group of people out as “suspect”. I know there are a lot of unbelievers on this board and that is fine but there are comments made like this almost everyday. I was just wondering why it is okay to put things out there like this but it would never be accepted to label a group of different sexual orientations or races as “suspect”.

        • SkewedHalo says:

          ^5

        • klmh says:

          When someone enters my home to do some work that I am paying for, I don’t need to know what their religious belief is, you know what I mean? I don’t want or need to know Jesus Christ is your savior.
          Your attitude is not an unexpected response to my post. To me the religious righteous go too far for my taste, in any religion. If you are a christian, show it in actions and deeds, not in words. For some reason, I suppose it has to do with the people in my community, there is an entitlement to “preaching your piousness” and not showing it.
          I am sorry you feel threatened by my post, but this was my experience. I see the attitude and arrogance in Alexis as I see it with so many self-righteous christians or jews, etc., as unbendable and thoughtless.
          In addressing your concern about Christians be targeted recently, maybe this is a regional problem, because the Muslims have been slammed here, in the mid-section, BY THE CHRISTIANS, since Sept. 11, 2001.
          Guess it depends on which chair you’re sitting in…

          • viki55 says:

            I am not threatend in the least by your post. Thank you for responding, I appreciate it. I didn’t expect so much to be revealed in your response. You explained the hate perfectly and now I understand where you are coming from.

            • klmh says:

              Hate is a word that is not relevant to this discussion, imo. Years of living has allowed me to see that nothing is black and white, right or wrong, in many instances.
              Please don’t demean my opinion and observation with your word hate. If it fits your agenda, then you can have it. I don’t want or believe that word fits my posts, but perhaps yours?

          • janet says:

            I agree with your posts. I was raised southern baptist. We called the holyer than thou hypocrites. Live it, don’t preach it! And don’t feel you have to defend your beliefs, your not everybody.

          • nathania says:

            that first sentence says it all.

            and if they make it your business, you can believe that it’s, to them, a marketing tool. I have lived in the bible belt all my life and am all too familiar with this, seen it sooooooooo many times.

            worked for a semi-distant relative of Billy Graham once, (yes, his last name was also Graham) who always had a bible behind the counter and told me to just add charges to people’s credit cards because ‘they wouldn’t notice’. And so on and so forth.

            Of course, around here, we have a christian yellow pages so folks like that can boycott heathens and shank each other business-wise,which is fine by me.

        • Jezzibel says:

          I think some of the annoyance about people who claim to be christians, is when they use it as an excuse for why they behave badly, like Alexis.
          IMHO its the hypocrisy of it that sends people spare, and that goes for any and all religions.

        • ramonacoaster says:

          I think con artists use “being a Christian” as a way in or they’re “Jewish” or they’re “name your culture, nationality or race” as a way to get close to people to scam them. If a person is professing to be honest or holy or good, usually that sends off alarm bells in people’s heads.

          • klmh says:

            Succinct and well said…

          • HD says:

            I actually think what KLMH is saying is that people that walk around professing stuff constantly makes you suspect about that. If someone is really that great/grand/wonderful their life speaks for itself. Oprah does not walk around talking about how charitable she is, it is apparent. Angelina Jolie does not walk around talking about how hot she is, all you have to do it look at her. Billy Graham does not spend his day saying, “by the way I do love the Lord”, it is apparent by the life that he leads. I a suspect of ANYONE who has to always remind you of what she be apparent. Some of the most loving, God fearing people don’t tote huge coffe table Bibles and what would Jesus do pins, they simply live their lives in a way that glorifies and honors God.

            • HD says:

              I meant *what should be apparent.*

              (Sorry for the spelling. Doing too many things at once)

            • Smompy says:

              “Oprah does not walk around talking about how charitable she is,”

              lol Well, Oprah doesn’t exactly shy away from talking about how charitable she is either. But yes, you’re right, and very well put!

            • Sammysmom says:

              Very well said. I automatically went to the stupid part of my brain and thought of Kelly and how she professes so much about how much great stuff she does, how charitable she is and how great of a mom she is etc etc

            • error404 says:

              so…. Jill’s not a business savvy head of a multi-million dollar company with years of experience in the fashion industry? Huh. I figured since she said it so many times, it must be true! 😛

        • VAgirl says:

          OK, simmer down. I am a Christian and I have accepted the Lord as my personal savior and celebrate his ressurection not only on Easter but every day. However, I do not constantly go around telling people the I am a Christian. I have said several times on this blog that I was getting ready for church or singing in my church this Sunday. By the way, I am a Southern Baptist and have been since before I ever left the womb. Do I agree with every doctrine my faith espouses. No! I have a personal relationship with my God and will have to answer to Him and only Him. I just don’t see the point of going around and telling everyone you meet that you are a Christian. It puts people off and lumps you in with the crazies. If someone asks me about my faith, I gladly share the plan of salvation with them if they want to hear it. I have done it plenty of times. I try to act Christian and happy to be a Christian and it makes people wonder and ask me why I’m so happy. Then I will tell them if they are receptive. Hope that explains my stand on it. I get where you are coming from. We true Christians do get a bad rap and all I can say is I pray for those who don’t understand where we are coming from. If we come from a stance of judgement and hate, then we get what we deserve. Thanks.

        • Debbie says:

          I don’t think KLMH “singled out Christians”. I think she was simply describing the people that did work on her home and what they professed to be, Christians. Had they been Muslim ,Jews, etc..IMO they would have been described as such. And, the paragraph ended with “Give me honest and dependable, not religious rightists.” No mention of Christians there. Any right wing extremest group would give me pause, too.

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          i think she may have been refering to Born Again Christians and if that is the case i have to agree 100 per cent
          they are in a class all by themselfs
          its almost a cult

          Remember The Bakers and what they went thru with Pat Robertson nothing “christianlike” there

          my sister is born again or what i call dead again
          if you dont belong to their church it means when you die you go straight to hell
          that means all catholics protestants methodist ect
          now all of those denominations think of themselfs as christians but according to my sisters church they arent

          They are Never wrong
          the women all are subservant to their husbands

          sound familiar ?

        • Sammysmom says:

          I think you read that with the wrong context to it. I understood what they meant and it has nothing to do with predjudice against any religion

          • DJ Loops Fruit says:

            i realize that now after all the input
            that was mostly my take on that type of person she was mentioning

        • twoile says:

          @V55, I’m always leary of “Honest……sales etc” if someone has 2 advertise their trustworthyness I’m on
          alert. I’m able to make my own assessment …..so 4 me it isn’t just one faith or another it is in the need to deceive using faith as an example or attribute such as “Honesty”……=)

          • Debbie says:

            “Do you want my HONEST opinion?” When someone asks me that, I’m instantly on high alert.

  15. LynnNChicago says:

    Top 10 Earning Reality Stars; Bethenny Frankel Tops the List http://t.co/z92EqOK

    Bethenny not only tops the list but she’s the only Housewife on the list. Great to see Project Runway’s Christian Sarino and Chicago’s Bill Rancic on the list.

    • ==The Kardashsians (Kim, Kourtney, Khloe Kardashian and their mom **Kris Jenner**) earned a reported $65 million last year thanks to their reality TV franchise and best selling products such as books, DVDs and perfume. In addition, they make a nice living from attending events as Kim Kardashian earns roughly $100,000 – $125,000 per event.==

      The **Pimp Mama**. She’s a worse parent than Vicki.

      • error404 says:

        well, 9 of the people on the top 10 list were individuals. Once you break up the $65mil between KKK and mommaK, none of them might even make the list on their own. It’s seems stupid to include an ensamble cast as #2 among individuals like Snooki and The Situation.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        no one is as bad as Vicki except for Shrill

    • California35 says:

      Good forBethenny:-)

    • OOOOYOUR INTROUBLELYNNTURD says:

      Oh Gawd, maybe she can donate some money to charity now for a change. She complained she never got camera time on RHNY only way you could of you did charities.

      • LynnNChicago says:

        Why don’t you learn how to spell and have a little respect. One of our posters lost her husband, can you come back and harass people later? Thanks!

        • klmh says:

          I do not mean to contradict you Lynn, but M.E. lost her husband last Easter, or thats how I read and responded to her post earlier this morning.
          I think Bethenny is new to the field of being able to contribute financially to her causes, but I have no fear that she will find her groove and go about it as she has done with everything in her life, with full enthusiasm, gusto, and financial support.

          To OOOOetc., remember B.F. was in a one room apt last year. She has been the most successful hw in history within a few months, and she will make her presence known in a positive “yes” manner in whatever endeavor she embarks on, a true success story in the making that we were all witness to, including you. 🙂

          • LynnNChicago says:

            I just reposted exactly what she wrote this morning. She seems to be talking about it as if it just happened yesterday? no? I hope she’ll come back soon and let us know how she’s doing.

            • klmh says:

              Sorry Lynn. You were right. I read it to mean last year at this time. Poor dear. I hope she lets us know too.

              • Rabble Rouser says:

                Someone lost their spouse?

                Oh no, I must have missed that.
                That’s terrible, I hope they are doing okay.

                • DJ Loops Fruit says:

                  yes it is butterisfruit hope i got the name right
                  its very very sad
                  and having it happen on a holiday is even sadder

      • cusi77 says:

        OOOO what kind of heart do you have, we adore Lynn because her heart is in the right place, compassionate, loving and always gives her face, she does not need to hide in fake names just like you

    • Maddie says:

      You know JZ is just steaming at that 120 million price tag, could it have happened to a nicer gal !!!!

      JZ had to marry money and Bethany made her own money!!!

    • twoile says:

      Thank you Lynn 4 the link & I 2 think its gr8 that “B” is #1 & Bill has done so well 2 hip-hip! Gr8 blog =)

  16. HD says:

    I am all for love for the sake of love but Slade seriously needs a job. That birthday event just seemed so strange to me. Did he actually gift wrap painter’s clothes? They had take out food. And his friend did a painting.

    He would have been better off cooking at home and giving Gretchen the painting. I am not sure why Gretchen is settling for taking care of a man. He seriously needs a job and that needs to be his focus.

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      Maybe he really is good at his supposed job of taking care of Gretchen in bed.LOL
      I don’t know how he can be on a show & he must get paid too right & not get caught by cops for non payment of child support?
      The sun is finally out here. Calm & warm thankfully.
      How is it by you Hannah Girl?

      • HD says:

        There is only so much good loving I can take if you are not paying a bill. I once heard it said that some women are like tile floors, if you lay it right, you can walk all over it for years.

        There are men in this world that can handle her in the bedroom and that get up and go to work everyday. I am all for a man being a man and that means supporting your family (unless circumstances, illness or whatnot happens. We all hit on hard times but Slade is just fine. What the eff is he doing all day long?).

        I would imagine he does get some form of payment but it’s probably next to nothing.

        The sun is out here as well but not for long. Rain is soon on the way.

        • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

          Yes just as I said the sun is out the clouds are moving back in.
          I think he should work too. I cannot imagine being with someone who can & should work but won’t, no matter what happens in the bedroom. We need to eat & sleep with a nice roof over our heads too. I don’t know why she lets him get away with it. He could work anywhere & he would be respected a lot more with people. He’s not bad looking, just lazy. lol

          • Mookies1mom says:

            Wonder what will happen when he can no longer take care of her in the bedroom? I’ve been with my husband for 25 years. Sex has it’s place in any relationship but when that aspect of the relationship slows down for whatever reason, you are stuck with either someone you either enjoy spending time with or realize that it was just the sex. I’m lucky that my husband and I enjoy each others company and not just the sex.
            What does Grethen want? Jewelry. Guess where Slade goes if he can’t provide that pretty soon.

        • error404 says:

          It’s all relative I suppose. At least Wretchen is getting her pipes flushed out, which is a lot more than Lisa VdP ever got from Cedric! LOL

          And I’m all for equal rights. Wretchen basically stole that money from her dead sugar daddy, so having Sleezy Slade Slimey Smiley steal it off her is just deserts in a twisted kharma kinda way. So… what are odds people are giving for an almost duplicate Camille/Gretchen Nick/Slade storyline for RHBH s2? Personally, I can’t wait for it come out that Jacques is from NJ and basically stole all of Countless Lulu’s navaho jewels for crack money.

    • nathania says:

      it seems strange to me that Gretchen would allow herself to be indicted publicly as someone who enables a man to not pay child support.

      And Slade absolutely seems like the type of person who would avoid work in order to not have to ‘pay’. Don’t they have deadbeat dad laws in CA?

      Gretchen is young and I am guessing she wants kids and I have to wonder, how she can see this man as a potential husband, when he won’t take care of children he’s fathered.

      She denigrates him so much this season I am wondering if the shine is off of him in her eyes but she doesn’t want to give the other cast mates the pleasure of being able to say “I told you so.”

      I don’t think she has any intention of marrying him any longer.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        well they havent married but they haven broken up either and its close to a year since taping

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      she has said on twitter a lot how much she loved what he did for her on her birthday and seemes to be genuinely happy
      shouldnt that be the only thing that matters

  17. Rabble Rouser says:

    Alexis clothing line is a joke.
    She is not the designer and is under some sort of delusion that her name will draw interest. I almost burst a gut laughing when she was talking about having a picture of herself on the label; the only time I have seen someone’s picture on their product name sake….it was a jar of pasta sauce. Seriously, what an idiot…I could almost imagine production being mischievous and asking her what ‘couture’ meant. It reminded me of the expression on Taylor’s (RHOBH) when Andy asked her and Adrienne about being Kennedy’s Godmother.

    • HD says:

      And that dress with horrible, with our without the sleeves. Where would someone wear that? It looked like a showgirl costume.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        You could tell the actual designer put a lot of detailed work into that dress – cutting off the sleeves was beyond mean. And maybe someone on a 60’s go go show would wear it on stage. It was fugly.

        • klmh says:

          You have to ask yourself, how in God’s name could you ruin someone else’s creation? I understand Alexis feeling the dress was over, under, something, I thought it was awful too, but why not just say, this won’t be included in my line. Start your own and include this if you want? I agree, what Alexis did was so mean, but she will never get it.

          • WindyCityWondering says:

            Alexis has a very mean spirit – exclude the dress from the collect and be done with it. She comes from a place of she is always right and seemed so put off that she had to prove it. IMO – whatever fan base of her’s that was willing to buy her rags have changed their minds.

            • klmh says:

              Apparently the comedienne that was on WWHL was wearing a dress from her line! Maybe that was a joke. Hope so. It didn’t look like anything she would have chosen to put her name on though, do you think?

        • nathania says:

          I think the problem was a) the colors and b) the sequins were way too heavy for the cloth which made it look ridiculous because it was hanging all wrong but don’t go all psycho on something like that and destroy it.

          I mean, it has to be a testimony to what she’s capable of behind the scenes if she can act so brazenly on camera. That was pure evil because that took sooooooooo much time for the seamstress to do. Alexis Scissorhands needs some serious antipsychotic meds.

    • Maryla says:

      Alexis’ instructions to the seamstress about the label was ridiculous – not as bad as the sleeve cutting, but close. She wants the name, and the picture, and the heart. I was waiting for her to say she wanted to add some unicorns and glitter too.

    • floridagirl88 says:

      Has anyone seen She by Sheree? Whatever happened to that line? I remember Dwight saying “Whoever heard of a fashion show with no fashions?” Still cracks me up.

    • nathania says:

      and then the thing about it being couture and having a label shaped like a heart.

      I almost gagged. why not run pink ribbons around the heart and outline it in paper lace. sigh…

      • Debbie says:

        The label should be a cross. Her image could be on it vertically with the logo running horizontally. Small Heart could be outlined on her chest to reassure people that she has one.

  18. kmuellfa says:

    Did anyone catch the comment on WWHL about “Alexis Couture”? Apparently it’s the name of a porn star.

    Jesus Barbie is pitching a fit somewhere in OC.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      That was the funniest part of the show! Andy was delighted and can’t wait to ask her about it when she is a guest….wish he could get that porn star on the show as well.

      • Sammysmom says:

        That would be funny as hell. and the designer whose dress she cut up and the chef she offended. I can’t believe I know this much about the show, thanks to the blog.

  19. kbinldo says:

    Great recaps!! 🙂 I said on the previous blog that strategy isn’t Nene’s strong point. She should have thrown Star under the bus, not LaToya. Somewhere out there, Richard Hatch’s head is spinning. Rule #1 of reality TV games–take out anyone who is stronger than you.

  20. kbinldo says:

    I also said this over there, so carrying it over here to the CA discussion: I call BS on Trump–he had no problem saddling the men with Gary Busey even when it meant losing a good player (Mark McGrath), but he so obviously wants Starr to win that he sacrificed LaToya, even though she’s always done what she’s asked & then some (giving Marlee an exclusive MJ shirt to auction off), as well as telling Trump exactly what’s going on on the women’s team. He did this before in one of the earlier Apprentices, when he so desperately wanted to hire some lazy, back-stabbing blonde Barbie. She actually made it to the finals, but lost because everyone (& I mean everyone) was telling him he was full of it if he was going to pick her.

  21. HD says:

    Another thing I noticed, as for Vicki and all her comments about Alexis dress line which I agree with but didn’t she come out with Vicki Lynn jeans? Why can she make jeans but Alexis can’t make dresses?

  22. HD says:

    You know…I don’t knock anyone’s hustle…but is this a picture of Alexis with her strap down on her lingerie, in a bed, with that you know what look for $30.00? I just don’t see the Christian part of this. Can someone help me?

    http://alexis-bellino.com/autograph/

    • ramonacoaster says:

      I wonder what Jesus would think.

      • viki55 says:

        Probably something like this:
        “They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” John 8:7

        • HD says:

          I once heard it said, you may be the only Bible anyone ever reads.

        • That’s a great comeback, Viki. I have two acquaintances, one claims to be a Christian and one an atheist. The things they say all sound the same.

          I think one’s spirituality should be private and I don’t know why Alexis decided to disclose that.

          • NJ Bev says:

            Is She For Real?? Selling signed autographed
            pictures for $29.95? Does she actually think
            there is a demand for her signed picture?
            $30??
            I am absolutely baffled by this–

            Do the other housewives sell their Pictures?

          • nathania says:

            because there is a market for it.

            it’s a niche. or as someone posted about Bethenny, a segment that is ‘underserved’. A Christian milf. it’s a demographic.

            Can someone tell me how they are having just done a short sale on their home but somehow she has a hotel? Am I reading this right?

            Wow, that bling hat on that site is tragic. I don’t think she knows what ‘couture’ even means. The stuff on her site looks like it’s been ‘bedazzled’ or whatever.

            A

    • California35 says:

      What is she selling? Lol

      I had to look at the last picture because I thought it was Kim from Atlanta. Then a mix of Kim and Vecky lol

      • Kokuanani says:

        I think many sales of those pictures are being made to teenage boys for use behind closed doors.

        • quincyil says:

          I think there are a lot of people who want those photos. Does she know why?

        • nathania says:

          teenage boys are smart enough to lift them off the internet for free.

          I don’t think the signature is what they want them for.

        • Debbie says:

          Kokuanani,
          Wouldn’t that be a ‘sin’? I hope she isn’t knowingly posing like that and for that reason.. She could go to hell.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Unreal HD, this is the woman who’s husband said it wasn’t proper for her to try on lingerie on the show but for $30 bucks you can get your very own signed copy of her in lingerie. What a scam.

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      they are born again
      LOL

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        so are they doing this stuff in their sleep!?

        • HD says:

          Right! And that photo, to me, looks like a photo that would be for her husband. No one here is stupid. She is in bed, in lingerie, boobs showing damn near, looking like come give it to me. She knows what she is selling. She is doing just enough to be able to still say she is Christian. The only person she is fooling is herself.

          • DJ Loops Fruit says:

            well im sure even christains enjoy a health sex life
            other wise i dont know how my sisters two kids showed up LOL

  23. ms molly says:

    OT and sorry if this has already posted earlier, but Danielle Staub will be on Dr. Phil today – – the title- Bad Girls

    • NJ Bev says:

      Watching it right now!
      Danielle takes herself waaay to seriously, so self important.

    • kotagirl29 says:

      Two people who are obsessed with their own imagined grandiosity. I can’t stand Not-a-Real-Dr. Phil and Damnsmell needs to disappear. You couldn’t pay me enough to watch his show period, never mind with that thing on there to boot.

      • Sammysmom says:

        I don’t like him either. I didn’t know he wasn’t a real doctor. I just know he seems to exploit people. My mom worships him but I don’t care for him.

  24. cusi77 says:

    thank you linn! i needed this great blog! your comments are spot on and so funny!

    i just got back from dr.’s app. my right hand is immobilized… carpel tunnel! i work with my hands! next week a SOLO EXHIBIT i am fried! there are worst things in life… prayers for mary ellen, my heart and prayers go to you…

  25. WindyCityWondering says:

    I really miss Jeanna and Lynn – everyone on the OC is so mean spirited – they are like a breathe of fresher air. Jeanna was so calmly supportive of Tamra at the fashion show and Lynn realized that Fernanda was truly hurt by Tamra’s snub.

    • lovemamaearth says:

      I miss Jeana. Lynn blamed all their woes on her husband and she was just as guilty as he was imo.

    • nathania says:

      that part with Lynn in it was the one funny and fun part of the show. I mean, I totally sympathized with Fernanda’s ex’s pain so not to make light of that but the look on Lynn’s face was priceless as she whipped her head from one side to the other searching for something, anything, to say in this impossible situation, and decided to err on the side of caution and just be silent. Bless her heart. I really miss that levity, on just about ALL the housewives shows, it is in short supply.

  26. Smompy says:

    Thanks for the recaps, ladies! I missed everything last night….spme shows on purpose, some not. The first sentence of Lynn’s OC recap pretty much sums up my feeling about the OC franchise. I can no longer find anything to like about any of these women. When I do watch, I spend the whole show cringing, rolling my eyes and cussing at the TV. At first I was sorry I missed seeing Susan Feniger, but watching her get disrespected like that would have only made me mad anyway. Does anybody know whatever happened to the other hot tamale? Mary Sue was her name, IIRC. Susan shows up on the food channel from time to time, but Mary Sue just vanished.

    Can’t believe I forgot to watch Celebrity Apprentice again. Damn it!!! If I’m lucky, Bravo will rerun it ad nauseum, like they usually do. Anyway, I’m with Error…Star Jones must be paying Donald Trump to keep her there. Eithr that or the producers wanted her to stay around because they figured she would cause fireworks or something. Bad call so far. LaToya robably deserved too go, but she was more lucid on this show than I’ve seen her in a while…more lucid than ever actually…so I feel kinda bad for her. Nene, please melt down or wig out already! It’s what you do best and I’m tired of waiting for it.

    Mob Wives? If you’re able to make it through this show, more power to you. I tried but I just can’t stomach it. Maybe because I know some people like them in real life. I don’t know if that’s it, but I definitely don’t want to give them one ounce of the attention they crave. Hate them!

    That last photo remined me…due to his genetic makeup, I figured Prince WIlliam couldn’t keep his looks forever, but damn, that transformation happened fast! One minute he’s a dashing & very handsome young man and the next minute he’s a balding horseface like a lot of the other royals. Thank goodness he managed to become a fairly down to earth and decent human being anyway. Or so it seems at least. Also, this royal wedding got me thinking about the duke and duchess of Windsor. Charles, the future king of England, and his wife are both happily divorced and nobody seems to care. But when King Edward wanted to marry Wallis Simpson, a divorcee, she was generally perceived to be nothing more than a filthy whore, and he had to five up his throne to be with her. Times have changed, A little.

    I’m sorry for any typos contained herein. I can only see a tiny part of my screen today. Again. &@$#!!!

    • chismosa says:

      Smompy i agree that is why they refer to Harry as the ‘hot’ prince these days (Charles’ son’ or not- wink wink ;;). Poor William really has gotten very unfortunate looking, it is sad. I think stress is compounding it and making him age much faster. Hopefully Kate can calm him down and she can put some weight on and be healthier as well.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        I know, who would have thought ‘a ginger’ would have become the better good looking one?

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          oh i love a hot ginger and harry is a HUNK and a Half
          add to it he is so polite and sweet natured
          he is gonna make someone a great hubby
          Diana did something right with those boys
          With Prince Philip its just he is gonna go bald soon
          he is still a handsome man
          just not as handsome as a teen

  27. LynnNChicago says:

    Some of you have already seen this, it was just brought to my attention and I’m so sorry I missed it. ButterIsAFruit posted this early this morning:

    butterisafruit

    Submitted on 2011/04/25 at 7:50 am
    My husband died Easter Morning. I was with him. It’s odd to say this was unexpected,
    especially where he was declining. And we were bringing in hospice this week.
    It’s just that I thought we had more time. Sat he wasn’t well but he was verbalizing
    and still eating and drinking.
    I’m so fortunate that he wanted me to be with him in his life.
    Mary Ellen

    Mary Ellen, I’m SO Sorry for your loss, we’re all here for you if there is anything you need, (((((((( Mary Ellen )))))))) Please accept my deepest condolences. xoxox

    • NJ Bev says:

      Mary Ellen , there are no words. I am so sorry about
      the loss of you husband. May God keep you in his hands
      and guide you through this tragedy.
      {{{{{{{{Butterisafruit}}}}}}}}}

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Dear MaryEllen – sending you love and prayers. We will be thinking about you and we will be here to listen and hopefully make you laugh.

    • kbinldo says:

      So sorry for you loss, Mary Ellen. 😦 Good vibes & prayers headed your way.

    • chismosa says:

      MaryEllen, my prayers are with you & your family. (and i love your name my best friend has the same name)

    • Whisper says:

      Long time lurker, seldom poster
      Mary Ellen,
      Sending you love & prayers.
      Whisper

    • ramonacoaster says:

      I’m so sorry MaryEllen.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      I am so sorry- my deepest condolences.

    • Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

      Mary Ellen,
      You are in my prayers and my thoughts. I am sorry for your loss. This is one of those moments where the internet is just not where I want to be. I wish I could get to you IN PERSON and wrap you up in a big hug. But, since the internet is where we are, please close your eyes and feel us with you–the biggest hug ever! (((((((((Mary Ellen))))))))).

    • Melba59 says:

      Mary Ellen
      I am so sorry for your loss and will pray for you and your family. May you find comfort in your memories.

  28. LynnNChicago says:

    ImaJustSaying
    ‘Celebrity Apprentice’: Was La Toya Jackson’s quiet style misunderstood for weakness? By Jethro Neded… http://wp.me/pSo7b-2e7

    TVTime101 has posted their recap of last night’s Celebrity Apprentice

    • error404 says:

      It’s true that it’s kinda laughable that the other women, none of whom are great business masterminds, talk about LaToya like she’s deadweight. Both Nene and Marlee did do better PM jobs, Hope was about equal to LaT and Star made numerous epic mistakes both times she PMed. It’s not so much that it’s hard to understand why everyone is so down on LaT, but why they all keep praising Star like she the love child of Este Lauder and Malcolm Forbes. The two men she was pitching to literally laughed at her!

      But, it’s kinda a mute point since one would have to first get past the illogical decision to pick ASAP’s campaign as the worse one. They literally printed up ads with typos and no website or 800 number on them! That should have been automatic elimination. Who cares about the uncorked champaign bottle. I could probably pick up any random magazine and point out 50 similar mistakes in other ads. This show is a joke!

      • LynnNChicago says:

        I don’t think they won or lost on the print ad. I think the men took it because their presentation was superior to the women’s and there is no doubt about that. AND, Who came up with the Women’s presentation? Star. She should have gone home, it was all her.

        Trump is inconsistent and can make a case to fire anyone he wants to at any given moment. Sometimes he does it one way, sometimes another way. It is a joke! So basically what I’m saying is You’re right!

  29. California35 says:

    Ok if I keep watching BEA I will not get other things done. I need to shower already lol. Today is my last day off work and am trying not to think it is. I went out for a walk with my dog Lu this morning, and I have been watching BEA and reading blog while I do laundry, do some cleaning, cooking, eating and exercise. All things I wanted to do, but I got to leave the house too. I should be back in a couple of hours.

    See you guys later —

  30. WindyCityWondering says:

    MobWives makes RHNJ look like a cartoon! Looking at Ditra’s kitchen – granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a $10K professional stove….then her announcing that her husband robbed banks! Are we supposed to feel sorry for these women because they married criminals who are now in jail? Are we supposed to feel bad because they are treated like garbage by the men they chose to marry and because the “life” they chose has no respect for them as women? Why aren’t the houses, cars, furs, etc taken away – the whole these are family gifts, etc should be easily enough disproved.
    What they made me realize was that Teresa may be in the same situation.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      I thought new laws were enacted that allowed them to take away belongings that they can prove were purchased with drug money or stolen money? Anyone know?

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        I don’t think so.

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          I know that the father (Graziano) served time for tax evasion:

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Graziano

          “In 1990, Graziano pleaded guilty to tax evasion. He had failed to pay $100,000 to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and had hidden some of his personal assets under the names of relatives.[2] Graziano was sentenced to five years in prison and fined $250,000.”

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        I believe there has to be a RICO charge/conviction to take anything deemed ill gotten gains. Ditra’s admission of bank robbing on TV was a big wow for me – IDK if that is enough for new investigations/charges against her husband or not.

        • Debbie says:

          Isn’t he serving his time for robbing two banks? I don’t think she’d talk about a crime he hasn’t been prosecuted and sentenced for.

      • Christine says:

        You’re right Lynn. I’m a retired police officer and attorney. If income cannot be proven and there are proceeds from any illegal activity, any and all personal and real property can be seized.

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          oooh…well, we could sure use your expertise! What the hell is going on with the Guidice’s? What do you think is going to happen to them?

          • Christine says:

            If the reports are correct, both Teresa and Joe should be in big doggy doo-doo. I think I read that they filed tax returns which were purposefully inaccurate and also gave the Bankruptcy Court documents which misrepresented their earnings – something like a combined income of about $60,000. Teresa also understated her earnings from her cookbook to the Court. Obviously the Court is not going to be happy that they lied. Bankruptcy involves the Federal system and if you recall, Martha Stewart was not convicted of insider trading, but of lying to the FBI.
            It would appear that the Giudices could be looking at jail time, not to mention Joe’s latest trick of trying to get a drivers’ license using his brother’s info.
            I think that Joe’s former business partner is suing because Joe forged the partner’s name on some loan documents and then spent the money. I don’t know what is taking so long to bring them to justice. I do know that they are really stupid to appear on a TV show and think that they can spend like they do and still remain under the radar.
            A little OT, but didn’t Albert Manzo list his home address as The Brownstone in order to get some commissioner’s position. But in the words os Caroline – we don’t lie. SSSHHHEEESSSHHH!

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      I think what they may be trying to do is show that the glitz and glamour of mob life portrayed in movies and TV shows like “Goodfellas” and “The Sopranos” isn’t remotely close to the harsh reality faced by the women left behind when their significant others are serving time.

      Jenn Graziano is Renee’s sister and the creator of the show- she has said in an interview “It’s not all fancy clothes and cars,” says Graziano. “These are women who are now single moms trying to make it on their own.”

      I don’t know if I feel like the show is trying to make me feel sorry for these women- and I don’t know if the “gifts” should be taken away.

      It doesn’t seem like they are flaunting any $ or thumbing their nose at the system- if anything – 3 out of the 4 seem like women on the brink of a nervous breakdown. Or ready to go postal any minute.

      I’m still sorting this show out in my mind…

    • quincyil says:

      That stove fell off a truck!

    • BlueSky_Forever says:

      Here we are watching these women whose husbands/fathers are in jail, where they should be. What about Juicy Joe? When will he pay for his crimes? It sort of looks like the police/Fed/government overlook the crimes of Juicy & go for the people who are really mob connected. Sometimes I think Juicy is going to get off with “probation” which would be so unfair.

      Lots of stuff “falls off the truck.” Look at their furs, jewelry, etc. When they get arrested for tax evasion the IRS/treasury seizes everything. You can look up seized acquisitions or treasury auctions to see the goods being sold at auction. I’ve seen plenty of fur coats, jewelry, etc being sold. Who wants to wear the mobster’s jewels or furs? I think they come with a taint of bad aroma. I wouldn’t feel right buying their mansion, wearing their jewels…it would make me feel dirty. They fascinate me but the repulsion is stronger. Don’t think I’ll ever go back to Staten Island by choice. Nor do I seek out these people for friendship – it’s the opposite. Problem is I’m surrounded here in NJ. For example, there was a Top Tomato grocery store (Drita mentioned she shops at one) that opened up last year near me. It’s very mob connected. So I refused to shop there. I wonder if a lot of people felt the same as me because now it’s closed.

      • chismosa says:

        maybe Andy goes to bail out Juicy J when he is in trouble to keep him & Tre on tv for him. He can put up his Sag Harbor home as collateral.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        My comment was specifically about bank robbery. If your husband came home with 300, 000 in a garbage bag- what could you do with it? besides turning him, in of course.

        You can’t put it in the bank without reporting anything over $9999.99. You can’t really invest it or put it anywhere other than your mattress for a rainy day because it can be traced.

        The only thing you can do is spend it – and either launder it- by selling whatever you’ve purchased at a loss so you have records for the IRS or spend it on crazy shit and keep the crazy shit.

        The last Federal report I saw on mafia crime speculated that for every $10 spent in the USA $1 goes to organized crime. So while I can understand boycotting a business with known Mafia ties, it is so prevalent I don’t think it can be avoided.

        • BlueSky_Forever says:

          It’s true Boston, but if I know for a fact then I won’t shop there. They say that about cocaine and $20 dollar bills…most $20 bills will test positive for cocaine. It’s impossible to not to be touched in some way by crime.

          Here’s what they do with the money, since they can’t put it in a bank. They bury it. This all happened near where I live.

          http://tri.gmnews.com/news/2005-10-20/Front_page/039.html

  31. fort lauderdale gay says:

    Alexis is to couture what the Countess is to etiquette.

  32. cusi77 says:

    thank you lynn for removing the disturbing from our home, Angels coming our way

  33. MK Valle says:

    I see Slade got a job! Going through Gretchen’s house and closet and putting things up on eBay that would normally go to Goodwill. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230611069226&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT Up for Auction this… http://fb.me/E5cpJzA6

  34. DJ Loops Fruit says:

    did anyone else see Cat on cnn this morning
    OMG she looks 20 years younger
    i almost didnt recognize herself looked really beautiful not that i ever thought she was unattractive just that she looked stunning and she was really good in the interview

    • chismosa says:

      oooh i can’t wait to see her on WWH live – hope she eats Lumann alive. Wonder if Piers will have her on at all this week?

    • HD says:

      I didn’t see it. What was she on CNN for, wedding talk?

      I am curious to see how she looks now. Perhaps divorce worked wonders for her.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        HD yes about the wedding and what a listers were invited
        and where they would be standing when people arrived
        I guess she is going as part of the press i did have the sound on but the b/f was yapping all thru it
        and i didnt dare say it was a housewive he would just go off on them

  35. chismosa says:

    Thanks to Quincy for posting about Mob Wives, i have to still catch it up so i am not reading through any ‘plot’ details yet- just comments. Have to add to the mob wives analysis above that not only is the situation horrible for these women, but one of them is actually Albanian- no one talks about how bad that mob situation of that culture is here in the tri-state area- but for those who don’t know it’s HORRIFIC. They are monsters (just think about all the news details about the Baltic/eastern european wars and monstrosities committed there but not in other civil wars- i.e. to pregnant women, etc). Albanians make Italians look like little labrador puppies.
    {I also should note i have personal prejudice because of what they have done to my family’s farms in Europe by way of crossing borders and such but i’m talking about Albanians here in the tri-state area.}
    Not sure if Chicago or west coast has gotten any that way yet. Notice how her family completely disowned her after she left them for an Italian?

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      you know, I thought she might be a full of shit and actually come from the Albainian mob herself. Who are ruthless. Who are getting more and more power because the feds keep putting la Costa Nostra in prison.

      but she’s seems legit- she tried out of the US Women’s soccor team. Which is what her father coaches at a women’s college.

      here is an interesting article on the Albanian mob in NY:

      http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/03/nyregion/03albanian.html?_r=1

  36. chismosa says:

    didn’t get through comments yet on Apprentice but my take is simple on Nene- she calls it like she sees it and she is REAL. She has a similar problem to Alex on RHNY. They both cannot stomach the bull$hit going on, the under-handedness, the passive aggressive niceties. They see the witches for what they are (Luann, Jill, STAR) and they go after them. However they BOTH have the problem of not being able to fight gracefully. Alex cowers and just flares up on her skin and cannot pick the right words to say out loud to be heard by everyone else. She talks too much and tries to give a dissertation and comes about it cerebrally/ analytically. Nene flies off the handle and yells too loudly and because of her size and her choice to wear 3-4 inch heels on top of her overwhelming height, scares the beejeezus out of people around her. But underneath the screaming Nene is completely completely RIGHT. See: Kim Z
    Barbara Walters has to be right about Star and i’m not even a Bawbwa fan! Come on! I wish Rosie O’Donnell would come around and pummel Star’s fakeness.
    I support Nene!!! I support Alex! They just don’t know the way to get their thoughts across for ‘tv’ correctly (Bethenny, Sonja, Kim >>> mostly talking heads’ time)

    • California35 says:

      Very good explanation. I never thought of it that way about Nene. She does go about wrong thats for sure. I have been impress with her on Apprentice, and since Star rubs me the wrong way (she kind of reminds me of someone), I am agreeing with Nene about Star. I hadnjust told my BF that Star had problems with Barbara Walters…halloo!! Barbara Walters!!!

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      i agree 100 per cent

  37. LynnNChicago says:

    Just tweeted:

    ReneeGmobwives Renee Graziano
    OMG!!!!! I GET ON JET BLUE & GUESS WHTS ON THE TV……. MOBWIVES!!!!! HOLY SHIT!!!!! THIS IS BANANAS!!!!!

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      She tweets just like she talks doesn’t she? All caps! all yelling! Even her tweets are loudmouth! LOL

    • lovemamaearth says:

      I heard that Oprah flew commercial recently too (whoa). Rosie Rosie O’Donnell
      “OH MY GOD SHE IS FLYING COMMERCIAL !!!!!!!!” #oprahlivetweet
      22 hours ago

      And Rosie and Star are friends now. What does Barb Walters say about Star because Star doesn’t say much good about her (thinking of the character in the book).

      Of interest: StarJonesEsq Star Jones
      I have not once lied, cheated, stolen or talked behind anyone’s back & switched up in the boardroom. Everyone knows what to expect with me.
      2 hours ago

      Fun to hear Simon talk about how they got into RHW:

      • error404 says:

        interesting that in the end they chose to show only a tiny hint of the insane mini-world of NYC private school applications. I wonder if that was Shed’s or Bravo’s decision, but someone obviously deemed it un”tv worthy” at some point.

      • chismosa says:

        i believe i had always seen that Bawbs and Staw never got along all that well. (Hello, Star was told she was fired like 2 days before her last day on-air). Ughh Rosie why are you friends with Star? Really?

        • BlueSky_Forever says:

          maybe they both dislike Barbara Walters? When Star found out she was fired, she decided to quit so she left with a bad taste in her mouth for Barbara W.

          • BlueSky_Forever says:

            I can’t stand Star. She is beyond full of herself. “As a lawyer” was how she started every sentence. If she could just tone it down a notch, Star is very intelligent & would have had many more fans. No one watched her show that she did after leaving the View.

    • lovemamaearth says:

      Speaking of planes, Gayle King is funny: kinggayle Gayle King
      Oprah’s mouth drops open again when she finds jennifer hudson not on plane they thought close your mouth oprah! Hilaarious
      22 hours ago
      Gayle King
      kinggayle Gayle King
      @oprah’s face when she hears jennifer hudson not in town for the show..probably not funny then but crackin’ me up now!

      In general:
      And Rosie and Star are friends now. What does Barb Walters say about Star because Star doesn’t say much good about her (thinking of the character in the book).

      Of interest: StarJonesEsq Star Jones
      I have not once lied, cheated, stolen or talked behind anyone’s back & switched up in the boardroom. Everyone knows what to expect with me.
      2 hours ago

      Fun to hear Simon talk about how they got into RHW:

      • lovemamaearth says:

        Sorry for the double post. I thought I could fix it. Rats.

      • chismosa says:

        the meanest of evil snake people are ones who don’t say it out loud to you in person. All behind your back and behind mike’d producers’ backs as well=== STAR + Jill (mostly)

  38. LynnNChicago says:

    rawveggies Terry Aley
    Jill’s speech live. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jill-s-test-show

    Jill is on RIGHT NOW!

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Only caught the end, Terry Aley watched and posted a few tweets about what Jill was saying:

      rawveggies Terry Aley
      After her speech she came over to the Ustream cam to blow kisses and thank everyone for watching.
      6 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

      rawveggies Terry Aley
      @
      @MalibuEve No kidding! She can give it but she can’t take it.
      9 minutes ago

      rawveggies Terry Aley
      @
      @SassNSauceBBC She heard her assistant sing, thought she was pitchy and called a voice coach for her.

      rawveggies Terry Aley
      Jill Zarin’s assistant Sara is auditioning for X Factor. Jill sent Sara to a voice coach first. Hmmm.
      17 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

      rawveggies Terry Aley
      Jill’s biggest accomplishment is building Skweeze Couture from the ground up. She might take marketing classes to turn it into a big brand.

      rawveggies Terry Aley
      Jill – executive business program – she’s thinking about going back for her Master’s Degree. Big dreams. Real Housewives of NYC
      28 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

      rawveggies Terry Aley

      by rawveggies@
      @rawveggies thats because in Australia, no one knows who she is…

      rawveggies Terry Aley
      Jill’s speech live. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jill-s-test-show
      31 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

      rawveggies Terry Aley
      Jill’s blaming the US media on her negative reactions. Because in Australia they didn’t say anything bad about her.
      32 minutes ago

      rawveggies Terry Aley
      Oh no. Jill Zarin’s live speech on Ustream. One of her cards was missing so she came to a complete awkward stop. Ooops.

      • kbinldo says:

        Who has Page 10?

        (oh look it up…..another person who went on camera before making sure her notes were in order….)

      • cusi77 says:

        careful to be successful SARAH (jZ’s assistant) or you will be inebt for a life term!

      • chismosa says:

        why is J attacking the “US” media? I am telling you, mark my words- she is in Australia trying to drum up publicity for HERSELF and become some sort of star there (like Chelsea Handler does, for instance- except Chelsea has some sort of occupation, not just reality darling).
        The only reason tv/movie people from here run to the UK and to Australia to expand is because of the language issue- (same as for traveling- it’s just so much easier because Americans don’t have to stretch their language skills the way the rest of the universe already knows English … and French… and Spanish… and Cantonese. Just watch ANY episode of Amazing Race or other world travel show, everyone can speak english but never ever will Americans have other languages at the ready, it’s not a priority for us in this country.)
        No one runs to Canada because it’s the other way around- actors/comedians/ singers run from Canada to here for fame.
        The UK people are smart and can read ‘phony’ a mile away but Australia still has the inferiority complex being a former British colony as we were and not becoming the world super power we have become. Believe me- they have so many hang ups about their history and with Americans. Also among other thing, they are only now integrating blacks and other minorities into their society. It’s lily white over there.

        Jill thinks she can jump on something there. She’s wrong, i hope god-willing. I hope Aussies are smart enough to see right through her.

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          are you sure about that
          on eastenders there have always been characters on theshow that were multi ethnic

          right now they have a s/l with a gay muslim that is so fierce
          his family rejected him as soon as he came out
          now about a year later something happens and the mom has started to come around
          i have been sobbing my eyes out over that s/l for a while now
          too bad most people here dont get this show
          for a soap it has some of the very best acting i have ever seen been watching it for close to 30 years now

          • error404 says:

            The Masoods are so hypocritical: adulterers, gamblers, liars who hold their kids to impossibly high standards just to feel better about themselves. They always put image over their own kids’ needs. Last night was so sad, and cruel. Doesn’t Zainab realize she’s f-ing with Syed’s head, reuniting just to blurt out it was a mistake?

            Anywho.. wasn’t chismosa talking about down under? Maybe Neighbors or Heartbreak High would be better examples?

            • DJ Loops Fruit says:

              I thought she was talking about England

              I didnt know you get current episodes where you are
              I have to d/l them and im like 6 disc behind but i did see when mama masood went to teh hospital after the accident at the archie bargie and was holding his hand and the tears just pouring down her face

              Lady i was a MESS
              i couldnt stop sobbing
              i knew sooner or later she was gonna realize
              yes he is gay he is still your son

              isnt the acting on that show a billion times better then anything we have here

              and LOL thanks now i have the neighbours theme stuck in my head LOL

      • Debbie says:

        I clicked on the link you posted yesterday for UStream/Jill. I caught the last 4-5 minutes. She had at most 61 viewers and the audience didn’t look that big. I saw the end where she was explaining how a poll was taken and they were asking the viewers for words to describe Jill. She said ‘classy’ was one of the most popular. I could (must) be wrong.

    • lillybee says:

      If this is a test show, does it mean that there will be more?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      PH is saying that Jill sold less than 10,000 copies of the moldy book?! Ah Jill is gonna be very angry about that, yes she is! lol

      • cusi77 says:

        windy- i have to commend you for finding the right adjective for “the book ‘…. moldy! haaa! you are the best!

      • Sam says:

        I’ve written some books, and shortly after Jill’s came out, my agent told me she’s heard it was bombing big-time and that the publishing company was really upset about it. However, we’ll never know just how badly Jill did on this financially, since the amount of her advance wasn’t publicized. (Authors don’t have to give back any part of their advances.)

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        and she thinks he is her friend

    • chismosa says:

      yes i worked in publishing for years- in sales. Just everyone keep an eye out if you go to your local Barnes and Noble or Borders (if there are even any left of those)- or even on amazon online or anything- if you see the ‘Remainders’ section or Clearance-labeled areas- Jill will be there. I’m sure she’s being sold at like 80% off.

      • fort lauderdale gay says:

        Jill’s book in good used condition can be easily had for $2.15 (and falling) on Amazon. By far it is demanding the least money of all Housewife penned books. Even Countess Squash Blossom High Horse’s book isn’t running that cheaply. Close, but still a little more than Jill’s. Why the publisher even bothered to issue Jill’s in paperback is something I’d like to know. Guess the publisher is desperate to recoup anything it can.

        • Sam says:

          The paperback deal might have been struck as part of the original contract.

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          but just think what you could get with that $2.15 instead
          at least one bag of sugar free Russel Stover Candy
          oh and guys even if your not diabetic or hate sugar free products
          Do yourself a favor and try this just once
          it taste the way chocolate used to taste when we were growing up
          its really really good esp the ones with Dark Chocolate
          and they even make sugar free jelly beans for the Kelly’s in the house
          oh wow she really is the dumbest as soon as scary island was aired she should have come out with Kelly Beans

          cant u just see the ad campain Krazy holding a bag in one hand and wearing a t shirt that reads
          I survived Scary Island and all i got were these Lousy Kelly Beans LOL

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        and even at that price your paid 15 per cent tooooooo much lol

  39. Stella says:

    A few days ago when I was looking for this blog I typed in I Hate Jill Zarin and there were over 49,000 related sites. Today when I typed in I Hate Jill Zarin there were only approx. 10,000. I’m not well versed on the internet but what happened to all the other sites? Jill Zarin can’t possibly get rid of them like she does her negative tweets & facebook posts, can she?

    • Guess Who says:

      I have no clue but I did a Google web search and there were 150,000. 20 seconds later there were 154,000. Go Figure!

    • cusi77 says:

      wait to S4 episode 5… peple forgets but not forgive… just like JZ does

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    • chismosa says:

      thanks so much for this! i am getting a pop up saying ‘Does Your Browser Accept 3rd party cookies’- i really don’t want to mess with my settings but i guess i will have to?

  41. OneMoreInBoston says:

    Positively Random & Off Off Topic:

    I don’t know if anyone else has seen this but I thought it was so cute, and so funny…it just brightened my whole day:

    • lillybee says:

      I thought it was great. He may have a built in market.

    • lovemamaearth says:

      Darling. Thanks.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        i couldnt stop laughing when he did the whitney houston wagging of the finger LOL
        his voice is really good too

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          I love this too

          johnny mcgovern from logos big gay sketch show signing so seriously about Rose Nyland from golden girls
          listen really close at the end when its fading out i was on the floor

  42. California35 says:

    OT – any one watches Brothers and Sisters?

  43. AZ Girl says:

    Well, long day and I missed the rantings of Bryan. Darn. Hope Butterisafruit (Mary Ellen) is surrounded by family and love tonight. We all have her in our prayers. Looks like the midwest is in for another round of storms. I hope you all are safe in those “fly over” states. “Early to bed, early to rise”.

  44. error404 says:

    haha watching an old FamilyGuy episode from years ago and Lois gets all excited to see Kim Richards out shopping. LOL

  45. fort lauderdale gay says:

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  46. cusi77 says:

    Thanks fort!

    Bryn will be one on May 8th! Who remember we stayed in Lynn’s Blog all night long waiting for the baby news? We were like grannys with our first grand baby!

    • California35 says:

      I remember!!! I was not commenting yet, but I was waiting for the real news with the board.

      • cusi77 says:

        Cali you were here! Remember tthe baby gate? forhorn and her antics, wew! but that was alie’s fault…roll eyes… darksonet was here as well… maybe error too…

  47. cusi77 says:

    what other reality show keeps you smiling all along other than BEA NONE

  48. VAgirl says:

    Either everyone turned in early or they’ve all been watching BEA. I LOVE BETHENNY!

    • cusi77 says:

      me too! she is so down to earth with amazing things going on her life, she is really a strong person… i don’t think i could keep my cool with all those blessings coming your way at once!

      • VAgirl says:

        Yes B is really blessed. Now she needs to slow down and appreciate all her blessings. I’m going to bed now and saying a special prayer for Mary Ellen. Good night.

        • California35 says:

          Good night VAgirl.

        • error404 says:

          Honestly, I think people only say this because we’re voyeurs all along the journey. I can just imagine how much Oprah gave up along her journey, I wonder how many people told her just to slow down and enjoy back when she wasn’t known outside of Chicago. It will be amazing if B gets her own talk show. If we followed the rise of most high achievers, we’d probably all be flabergasted by all they give up just to reach their goals. But I think it’s good to reach your limit. Rachel Ray for example.. I think she’s peaked. I think of RR most when I think of what B can achieve.

      • TLM says:

        Who says she kept her cool?!? LOL.

        • indy anna says:

          Her mind is never stops working. She is a real entrepaneur (spelling???) Good luck to her.

  49. California35 says:

    I am watching Celebrity Aprentice right now, I wish I can coment on it, but everyone did already…, intried very hard not to read them. I can’t wait to watch BEA, I will be watching that next.

  50. TLM says:

    She did at last address Johnny Weir… I didn’t think it was her style to pretend that never happened, or not mention him. I really think he refused permission for the footage to be shown.

    • error404 says:

      it’s all so deja vu for me. When Johnny’s show aired, everyone was all over why all mentioned of Evan was oddly missing from the show… was Johnny pretending he didn’t exist? Did Evan refuse to authorize footage? etc.. etc.. etc…

      • housewifeaddict says:

        Error – can you please explain what you mean for some of us that don’t follow figure skating. Did Johnny Weir have another show with Evan on it? Is Evan Bethenny’s partner? I thought that was Ethan.

        Thx

        • error404 says:

          Johnny and Evan were both from the us and very vocal rivals/freinemies. For several years the media really hyped up the rivalry and kept printing every snark they each said about the other. The show followed Johnny’s build up to the Olympics but avoided any mention of his chief rival. Evan ended up winning the gold.

          • housewifeaddict says:

            Thanks. I remember Evan. He was the one who they pretended was dating Nastia Luikin (the gymnast) during the Olympics. I didn’t follow the buildup with Johnny Weir. It’s too bad that he’ll be better remembered as the awful judge on SWTS than for his actual skating.

        • chismosa says:

          i’m just reading this now- i think he means someone else by Evan- that guy who i believe was on DWTS? I could be wrong, too tired to wikipedia it now.
          Two things:
          I think Ethan was shushing B when she mentioned Johnny because of some sort of ‘we don’t talk about him/judges here’ almost warning her. I’m glad B kept it on.

          I love B’s new backsplash in the apt. – in the kitchen. I guess she owns that since she made those changes, i always thought they were renting.

  51. jeang says:

    He may have but it doesnt matter, everyone already knows what a jerk he was.

  52. sweet pea says:

    From Wikipedia:

    “Haute couture (French for “high sewing” or “high dressmaking”: refers to the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing. Haute couture is made to order for a specific customer, and it is usually made from high-quality, expensive fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finished by the most experienced and capable seamstresses, often using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques. ”

    I really don’t think this applies to either Alexis’ or Jill’s clothing lines.

    • lillybee says:

      I hate to say it, but shapewear is now selling even at wallyworld. Will Jill’s and Beth’s be so much better.

    • nathania says:

      that is so ironic compared with the destruction of that seamstress’ work that she did on that episode.

      Alexis the name for your line is OFF THE RACK. (and off your rocker).

      Maybe she would do better if she just started a line of shirts and dresses with detachable sleeves.

  53. jeepers1941 says:

    JMHO, but I think we just saw Bethenny reach out to pull the plug in tonites
    episode!
    It will take at least a year to put everything into place, but she finally ready to
    start backing away from the merri-go-round she has been on all these years.
    I also noticed that both she and Jason used the word, “us” several times when
    they were setting down talking to each other.

  54. butterisafruit says:

    Good Morning. You people are so kind. I signed on last night after spending
    the day with my step sons. I was overwhelmed with you all. There is so
    much to be done but it’s all falling into place. And to read what you have
    posted gives me a sweet calm in my day. I still have to read all of them but
    I wanted to post this first.
    I have no problem posting his obit here because he/we were very public
    people. It happens when you own a business for a long time. Also he helped
    so many people.

    http://farleyfh.com/Obituaries.html

    He’s the one on the top left.

    The wonderful nursing assistant who took such good care of him last winter
    is going to come and go through the house. She puts everything in order, cleaning
    and arranging. Which I need so much. Then on Sat she’ll take care of the house
    and set up the tables while we’re at the funeral. I don’t have to go back to the
    nursing home. Two of my neighbors went over and packed everything up for me
    and brought it back here. (we have keys to each other’s house).

    A couple of the guys that work for us. Took his car..which we called Old Blue.
    One of the last of Ford’s LTDs, and will drive it in the procession. Which will
    be great, especially for his grandchildren. Boston Police is sending a few bag pipers.
    When they wanted to start a piper regiment my Eddie sent them their first donation.
    He was that kind of guy.
    I’m so surrounded by love and compassion. And to sign on and see all of you embracing
    me too. It’s honestly a genuine feeling of love and grace. I don’t know why I’m surprised
    that people are so good. You just don’t realize it till something crushing happens.
    Human kindness is very alive today. I get to say it because I know it. I’m living it.
    And you are in the middle of it all.
    With great love,
    Mary Ellen

    • boston02127 says:

      @Mary Ellen ♥ You’re in my prayers.

      • butterisafruit says:

        Thank you Boston. You’re in mine too. I know that with Mother’s Day coming up your heart is still tender. It’s certainly not easy.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      Mary Ellen,

      It is comforting to know that you are surrounded by such great family and friends during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

      • butterisafruit says:

        Thank you Housefifeaddict. I really have to go back and respond to everyone who posted yesterday on the prev. blog. I was a tad choked up and couldn’t say anything.
        I am very fortunate like you said.

        • HD says:

          Thanks for sharing this part of your life, your wonderful husband who I know you were so blessed to be with. This place (the blog) often comes a place of peace even in the midst of the chaos of the housewives. 🙂 I know I have been here many times when my heart was heavy and it sure provided a little relief. I hope you find that here. Peace and Blessings to you Mary Ellen. I am not sure what your religious background is, nor is it truly important, but for what it’s worth, I am a firm believer that we will see our lost loved ones again and I pray that you get to see your husband again oneday and there will be no sickness and no tears, just happiness and rejoicing. Love ya!

        • VAgirl says:

          Dear Mary Ellen. I am thinking of you and praying for you and your family often. You do not have to respond to me. Just take care of yourself and come back to your Lynn family when you are ready and able. ((((Mary Ellen)))) Susan

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Dear Mary Ellen – sounds like you have an army of care and love surrounding you! You are in our thoughts and prayers and hugs for you abound here too. Please don’t be a stranger – we love you.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      Oh Mary Ellen-
      I am having a hard time typing- my eyes are a getting a little “misty”.
      Saying a prayer for both you and your family.
      Please know you are loved.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        again
        sorry for your loss and thank goodness you have all that love supporting you when you need it the most
        you are in our thoughts

    • Debbie says:

      My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I’m grateful you have the love and support of so many to comfort you.

  55. BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

    Good morning~

  56. Kellita says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Mary Ellen. I’m so glad you are feeling love and kindness from others. Much love to you!

    • butterisafruit says:

      Thank you so much Kellita you’re all very dear to me.

      • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

        So Sorry Again Mary Ellen~
        All I can think to say is he is not in pain & know you have the peace and love you’ll need from all of us here & your family.
        Big Hugs To You
        Patty

    • error404 says:

      thanks for sharing Mary Ellen. Our thoughts are with you.

  57. boston02127 says:

    Well I’m off. The simple constuction that was not suppose to take long is still going on and starting to get on my nerves. Now they’re taking down the wall between the new kitchen & living room, so it’s one big room. I’ve always been a home body even when I was little but lately I can’t wait to get out of here. I can’t wait for them to be done & gone. That’s my complaint for the day!
    I hope everyone has a good day.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Construction is always disturbing – once it is done you will feel much better and start to enjoy your new apartment and it will feel like home!

  58. HD says:

    Good morning, everyone. I missed BEA. I think I forgot it was on. I can’t wait for the recap. Did I miss anything juicy?

    • floridagirl88 says:

      I found myself laughing out loud quite a few times. It seems Bethenny confesses she is doing too much and says so using colorful language. We also got to see her eating real food, express an interest in moving to the West coast, agree to compromise with the upcoming holidays and family time, meet the new nanny, watch Cookie let loose. You will enjoy this episode. Oh and they call out Johnny Weir.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Bethenny showed us that her fans are important to her and she is both excited and sometimes overwelmed by her success. I like the new nanny too – she adores Byrn.

    • BaaBee Loves Kitties says:

      Hi Hannah~
      I saw episode from last week I think. lol
      These storms were fierce again here & was thinking about you & a couple we know as well where you are & the flooding.
      It’s was good to see Bethenny realizing that she was becoming her mama and needs to relax & enjoy all she has. Can’t wait to see JZ’s fake congrats to her.
      Bet she wishes she could take back all that crap she did to “toxic” Bethenny now.
      Would love to see her face when she read 120 million for her drink.

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