Monthly Archives: April 2012

Celebrity Apprentice: I Hate Aubrey O’Day

I have a confession to make. I haven’t been watching Bravo on Sunday nights since Celebrity Apprentice started. My Sunday nights are reserved for The Amazing Race and Celebrity Apprentice. Last night both shows took some time to highlight women behaving badly. I could rant on that, but I’d rather rant about how much I hate Aubrey O’Day.

Hate is a strong word. It’s also a very accurate description of how I feel about Aubrey. If there is a word that goes beyond hate,  that too would be appropriate. The term ‘hater’ has made its way into the lexicon of Internet users and other seedy realms lately as a term that intertwined with jealousy. ‘Hater’ has become a term people use to dismiss the validity of disliking someone by shrieking that the person doing the disliking is in some way jealous of the person with the vile behavior. For example, many times while watching the Real Housewives, I’ve suggested that nearly all of them, except Phaedra, need to buy a decent bra. When this suggestion is made about Nene a certain element of Nene fans comes screaming into comments to call me a ‘hater’ and suggest that I am jealous of Nene.  In fact, I don’t particularly have feelings for Nene as a person one way or another. She does lots of things that are impressive like getting legitimate acting roles and she does a lot of things that are reprehensible. So to be clear, this feeling I have for Aubrey O’Day is pure, unadulterated hate, not to be confused with disliking someone on  a reality show.

I knew that I was going to be driven out of my mind by this moron when she used the word ‘creative’ as a noun with the first two minutes of the show. Traditionally, the word ‘creative’ is an adjective. While it is used in the advertising field as a noun, it’s a disputed usage that most find ridiculous. It’s the type of word people say when they are attempting so sound educated. In other words, it’s something Sheree might say. And it irks me. And she says it at least a dozen times per episode. And she doesn’t consistently use it correctly as advertising jargon. It seems as though Aubrey learned the term on a Word of the Day calendar (advertising jargon edition) in an effort to appear intelligent. And it has worked. At least when it comes to Lisa Lampanelli who thinks that Aubrey should be welcomed to the next MENSA meeting.

If you don’t watch Celebrity Apprentice, chances are good that you are wondering who the hell Aubrey O’Day is and how she got on the show. I have no answer for either really. A few years back P.Puff.Diddy.Daddy got a show on MTV where he was supposed to put together a girl band. The band was eventually formed and named Danity Kane they has a one hit wonder then broke up. The majority of that show focused everyone’s hatred of Aubrey. On last night’s episode of Celebrity Apprentice, we found out that Trump didn’t even know that Aubrey sang. The teams were asked to make a jingle and Trump pointed out that the team with Clay Aiken on it had an advantage because he was a professional singer. When Arsenio pointed out that Aubrey was a singer as well, Trump replied that most people just think of her as being in Playboy. It was, without doubt, the best thing Trump has ever said on TV.

Last night Aubrey managed to suggest that Arsenio Hall is a gay, or at least a cross-dresser, while working for her charity GLSEN, which is a foundation whose mission is to eliminate bullying directed toward gays, and well probably cross-dressers too.  She had to know this because she gave a supportive interview about the charity where she said something like “I’m trying to help those poor unfortunate gays because, like, lately a whole bunch of them have been killing themselves and that makes me sad.” When Arsenio dared to question Aubrey’s brilliant idea that since the company had a mascot, then a cheerleader theme was the way to go Aubrey told the cameras, “Arsenio is the biggest girl on this show, so I don’t know why he doesn’t like tap dancing or wearing cheerleading outfits. We all know he does it at home.” Sadly, Arsenio was stuck in the unfortunate position of having to let Aubrey do her thing or risk Trump saying he didn’t listen to the “musician” so he allowed Aubrey to don a slutty cheerleader outfit and bounce around without putting up much of a fight. That didn’t stop Aubrey from constantly insulting him to anyone who would listen, from Teresa to Don Jr. At one point she told the camera  that maybe “he has become senile and is suffering from the age he has become.” Arsenio is fifty-six. I looked it up and was surprised because he seems younger to me. Let us all hope Aubrey never has to suffer from the atrocities of reaching that age.

So Aubrey changed the entire choreography and structure of the jingle and placed herself right in the center bouncing all about. She should have been thrilled. But when Don Jr. showed up she pulled him aside to explain that she was the only person “with any creative”  and if it weren’t for her “there wouldn’t be creative at all” and that her teammates were imbeciles and horrid, horrid people. After the presentation she told the camera that Arsenio and Teresa sucked (they were fine) and that it’s hard to deal with other people not being good at things like she is. Despite all of that, Arsenio
I am spending the week praying to the TV gods that Trump goes back to men against women for the remainder of the season and that it somehow comes down to Arsenio and Clay with an Arsenio win. Because in case I didn’t make it crystal clear, I hate Aubrey O’Day.  That little quote in the box there is one of Aubrey’s favorite things to say (as if she created it of course) in interviews when asked about why everyone in Making the Band hated her. So at least she owns being a self-important twat. Meanwhile, I’m taking a shot next week every time she says the word ‘creative’. It’s the only way to keep my head from exploding.
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What’s Wrong With This Picture? Kimnye

Remember those um, crusty leather pants that Kim K did her walk of shame in the morning after doing the do with Kayne?  Apparently, she wore them on the plane to the White House Correspondents Dinner this weekend AND wore them out to dinner with Kayne as well. She really seems to like those pants. Kim isn’t the only one who has problems keeping her black leather pants on these days. WTF?

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Whale Wars: Worst Reality Show EVER

UPDATE 1/8/2012: TMZ is reporting that Paul Watson, has resigned from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society due to numerous lawsuits against him. The lastest one being reported by TMZ alleges that Watson destroyed and sank on of the major ships on the show and blamed the Japanese in order to gain sympathy and financial donations for the society.

I’ve been stewing on a post since Friday night that I know y’all probably don’t care about but I have to get it written so I can stop stewing about it. This morning I had some really nice comments in the million views thread (I got a million views y’all! woohoo!) sayin’ how nice I am and how I’m not mean and angry. Clearly they’ve never seen me play whack a troll in the comments when I have PMS. I can be mean, but I’m rarely angry. Watching Whale Wars in the wee hours of Saturday morning got me heated though. So I’m just gonna say what I have to say about it and y’all can read it or not, and then I’m gonna get productive up in this ghetto shack of mine. I’m also going to suggest certain human populations be exterminated. I hope this doesn’t ruin my stellar reputation.

In the interest of full disclosure, let me start by saying I was raised in Tripoli, Libya. That’s relevant because the episode of Whale Wars I saw was filmed in Libyan waters. That right there got me mad. But let me back up and explain this damn show.  There is this Canookian Canadian dude name Paul Watson. He’s a terrorist.  He has this big black ship that he fills up with misguided people who want to save the whales, or in the case of this episode, the bluefin tuna. Now there is nothing wrong with saving the whales, or the bluefin tuna either if that is what your mission in life is. However, rather than getting the rights to a sad Sarah McLachlan ballad and running ads on TV bring awareness to the “problem” Watson decided to fill up a black ship with a bunch of people wearing black clothes, and fly a black flag with a skull and a hook and a pitchfork on it and sail around to a bunch of places and terrorize fishermen.

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One Million Page Views!

Tamara Tattles hasn’t even reached our 6 month birthday yet, but sometime last night we hit a million views!  Thanks so much for reading, commenting, complimenting, encouraging  and supporting this crazy idea of mine. A special thanks to all the great sites that link to Tamara Tattles and to individual posts. I’m so afraid of forgetting someone that I’m not even going to try to list you all. Also a special thanks to those of you who comment everyday and let me know someone is reading and to my friends on twitter who retweet me often and to those of you who link to me in discussion forums. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
 

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Brandi Glanville is a Housewife on RHOBH Season Three

Radar Online is reporting some good news for Brandi Glanville today. I tend to give ROL more Internet cred since their free advertisement on the RHOBH reunion show. I was excited and hopeful that Brandi would be “promoted” to a full-fledged housewife. She earned it last season.  Pam, on the other hand it seems will not be on at all. Shockingly, there will be no grand wedding in a European castle for Pam either. It’s almost like it was all a big lie…
They are also confirming that Yolanda Foster will be a new housewife on RHOBH. That makes two housewives that got married on 11-11-11!  I’m still not convinced we know everything there is to know about Lisa Vanderpump and Adrienne Maloof’s status for next season.  If they are both on, I don’t foresee them filming together very intimately, but that’s just me.  Also, that would make for more housewives than we’ve ever had before. There is someone else leaving I think. Thoughts?

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Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding Premieres With Big Numbers!

There was a whole lot of tweeting going on last night during Tardy For the Wedding. It was lots of fun for me to watch because I started this blog just a week before the wedding and was shocked that people were sending me information almost from day one. At that same time, Kim Kardashian was in town and I was getting bits of info on that too. As someone brand new to blogging, it was hard to keep my Kims straight which is why at the last minute I was totally unsure where Kim was getting married despite having the information. It was so exciting.  Now I am anxiously awaiting the ratings from last night so I can just see how many of y’all that said you weren’t going to watch were lying. :)
FINALLY! Ratings are in and they are fantastic! 1.399 (.5 18-49) for 9pm and 1.670 (.7 18-49) for 9:30!  Why aren’t you people watching Kathy at 10? She only pulled .726 :( Is it because you are addicted to Scandal on ABC like me?  Congrats Kim!

The question I got the most was about the cops showing up to the wedding. Well, Kim’s parents have been sort of …um… unusual on RHOA and her over the top mother has a big role in Tardy. Everyone’s mother can be a bit intrusive during the wedding planning. Juggling the parents of both bride and groom is part of the whole ordeal, but when you are …er….um…let’s say when a daughter has new money, and the mother is unaccustomed to ginormous reality TV weddings, expect the unexpected. Kim’s mom is not exactly Kris Jenner. So sadly, the po-po is called on her by security during the reception.  Sorry to spoil the ending, but… keep your eye on Kim’s mom.

I didn’t understand the whole secretive hotel room scene with the Pnina Tornai dress. Kim went to the New York debut of the line and sat in the front row with Colin Cowie.  It was not some big behind closed doors thing.  Also, Kim is 5’8″.  I have to get on the team that doesn’t believe she is a size two. I’m 5’9″ and even at 125 I was a 7 or a 9 and was bony.  Perhaps they have changed the sizes since the dark ages, but I also have huge (real. real saggy) boobs and … well there just ain’t no way. I realize they had to alter the boobs, but still. That said, we get to see a different side of Kim on this show. We also get to see more Kroy. I like Kroy well enough but he is not my physical type. I don’t understand all the hoopla there.  He seems to have a good heart and an easy going personality. I loved Shun the stylist ( follow @shunmelson ) and the loyal friend, Jen (expect drama between Jen and Kim though) and of course KJ is stealing the show.  I expect the ratings of this show to get better each week. Next week it moves to the 9:30 time slot.  The first two shows will air immediately before starting at 8:30.  After that the previous weeks show will air at 9:00 with the new one airing at 9:30.  So the 8 episodes will roll out over seven weeks.

So let me have it. What did you think of the show? Or just rant about how you didn’t watch it because Kim is a big, fat, whore. Either way works for me.

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What’s Wrong With This Picture? Taylor Armstrong

Taylor Armstrong was filming for RHOBH yesterday. Thoughts?

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Villa Blanca Celebrates Its Three Year Anniversary

Something was filming at Villa Blanca last night. I suppose it was the RHOBH as their filming has already started. It could be SUR, Lisa’s new show. I’m still not sure if Lisa is doing RHOBH this season. Somebody let me know in comments. Meanwhile, Lisa was at Villa Blanca last night, Kyle and Maurico were there, Taylor and her new man were there. The event was a celebration of Villa Blanca’s three year anniversary. A fundraiser for on of Lisa Vanderpump’s favorite charities was held to help the homeless population in LA. Skechers made a major shoe donation at the event.  That’s what I know. Now here is what I want to know. There are no pictures of Adrienne Maloof there.  Did she go? It sure doesn’t seem like it. It seems like Brandi was there, but was she on camera? And why in the name of all that is holy, do we have to deal with Faye Resnick AGAIN? UGH. I’m going to put the picture of Taylor and her new boyfriend behind the jump. Please feel free to play what’s wrong with this picture with either one. Or both.

Kinda “handsy” ain’t he? Men do like the crazy.

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Caroline Manzo Talks to Jimmy Fallon About Teresa’s "Apology"

Yesterday, Jacqueline seemed sort of ready to reconcile with Teresa. A few minutes later, she seemed to have talked to someone else *cough* Caroline *cough* and tweeted that it was probably just a publicity stunt. Then, Teresa tweeted she wanted to keep things private now that she had sold her apology to In Touch magazine. Got it? Good. Last Night, Caroline was on Jimmy Fallon and he showed her the magazine apology. I sort of expected her to wipe her butt with it and hand it back. See the edited clips from the show above for her reaction.
In other news, am I the only one that thinks Team Teresa and Team Nene have a lot in common? I’m used to illiterate Nene fans but some of the Teresa fans seem to think they are Team MOTHER Teresa. Thoughts?


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Kim Zolciak Talks Real Housewives on Wendy Williams

Kim Zolciak was on Wendy Williams this morning. She looks fabulous I must say. She told Wendy she is having her easiest pregnancy and has sugar cravings and jalapeno cravings. No real tea was spilled but Kim made a few interesting comments. She politely pretended not to know whose decision it was for Sheree not to return. The thing is that Wendy didn’t really ask that. Wendy was talking as if Sheree quit and Kim’s comment sort of corrected Wendy. She could have easily said nothing. Wendy asked her about the house and she said “we should be closing sometime soon.”  Didn’t she say on the reunion they were closing next week?  Sounds to me like they haven’t had an offer accepted yet. That house is the second most expensive one on that street. The should be able to get a good deal on it.  Kendra and Antonio paid 3.25 million for it back in 2007 when it was built. That was just before the big real estate bust. Home prices in Atlanta have fallen more than anywhere in the country. She should be able to pick it up in the range of 2.2 to 2.4. Then she said something weird…

The really weird thing Kim said was in response to whether she would be back for season five. Kim said yes, IF…and Wendy talked over her. Kim finally got her sentence out saying she would be back IF Bravo picked up the show for season five. Kim claims the housewives have not received a pick-up notice for another season.  That makes no sense. Although the main producer Carlos King, has left RHOA to work on Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta, the new, female producer has come to Atlanta in just the last couple of days. Though filming doesn’t seem to have started yet, production seems to be falling into place. Bravo has said Sheree won’t be back for season five. Which means there is a season five for her not to come back to.  There is no reason for Bravo not to pick up the show because the ratings are through the roof. So why would Kim make the comment that essentially said, if there is a season five, I’ll be on it? The only thing that comes to my mind that might shake up the show is Nene thinking she doesn’t need the Bravo check anymore and leaving. Or maybe they haven’t cast the new housewife yet. There are so many rumors about who that will be that nothing is clear. Or maybe Bravo just hasn’t officially picked up the show yet and Kim is just not counting her chickens before they hatch. At the WWHL fiasco, Andy specifically told everyone on the stage that they were back for another season… Interesting.

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Why Won’t the Salahis Just Go Away?

First Reality Tea tweets that Tareq Salahi is running for Governor of Virginia, and then someone directs me to this Journey video. I don’t know which is a bigger spectacle.  Apparently the video was released on Valentine’s Day which upset the ever sensitive Tareq causing him to file a lawsuit against the Journey guy whose name is Schlong or he is accused of sending Tareq a picture of his schlong or something. Um, and nothing against Filipino  people but  who is that Filipino guy? This is not the Journey I remember. Please watch the video and sit next to me and tell me how ridiculous this whole thing is.  I’m perplexed and a bit nauseated.

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Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Jacqueline and Teresa Make-up on Twitter?

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Today on the Twitter Days of Our Lives, New Jersey episode… One of Jacqueline’s fans asked her if she had seen Teresa’s apology that In Touch Weekly posted today. Here is what was posted:

As she watched the April 22 premiere of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice longed to turn back the hands of time. Here were the women she was once closest to — now all discussing how much they can’t stand her. “Things have gotten out of hand,” Teresa admits to In Touch. “I want to accept responsibility for the things I did wrong. I’m truly sorry.”

Teresa’s tearful olive branch stems from an epiphany she had while playing for a charity on Celebrity Apprentice. “All of this drama seemed insignificant after I was exposed to people with real problems.” And so, in an attempt to bury the hatchet, Teresa, 39, has written open letters to Jacqueline, Melissa, Kathy and Caroline. “I wish I could take it all back and start over,” she confesses.

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In her open letter to Jacqueline, Teresa writes, “Dear Jacqueline, I wish we could have resolved things sooner because I’m sincerely sorry for upsetting you — and I’m sorry I didn’t respond to your apology on Twitter. I feel like things have gotten out of hand, which is sad. I miss our friendship. I miss being like Lucy and Ethel with you. And so I hope we can work through these problems one day, when you are ready. Teresa xoxo”

To read all of Teresa’s open letters to her former friends, pick up this week’s issue of In Touch.

Apparently, this apology Teresa made in a article she was being paid for got to Jacqueline who despite tweeting that just last week Teresa had asked a mutual friend to “choose sides” decided to tweet to ask Teresa over for tea. There were some back and forth missed calls but eventually contact was made. Teresa then tweeted that Jacqueline had agreed to take baby steps toward renewing their friendship. Jacqueline tweeted that Teresa had rehashed a bunch of stuff and insulted her husband  on the phone and that she felt the animosity was still there. Then she tweeted wondering if it was all a PR move. Then she posted “baby steps” and “time heals all wounds.”

 Teresa said it took a lot for her to call Jacqueline especially since she watched the second episode of RHONJ this morning and that “we will see” what she means when we see the episode. Then she says she is going to keep their conversation private. Kinda late for that, unless of course the whole thing was meant to be a teaser for episode two. Actually though, these two both tweet a lot of personal information they probably shouldn’t so I sort of believe them. Meanwhile, I guess Caroline, Melissa and Kathy will have to buy the paper version if they are interested in Teresa’s apology to them.

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