Big Brother Sunday Recap: In a Conjoined Twins Twist, Clay and Shelli Are HOH

We are conjoined twins sharing one very small brain.

We are conjoined twins sharing one very small brain.

By Lady Cocotte

Battle of the Block: Give Me Props

Shelli is walking on clouds (with her nose in the air) that she won Head of Household. Becky is hoping winning with Shelli will lead to an alliance. Clay is smugly staring down Day. He knows he is the real HoH and he clearly wants Day out.

Meanwhile, Audrey goes to everyone claiming that Vanessa tried to start an all-girls alliance. Then she goes to Vanessa and tells her that the whole house is talking about how Vanessa tried to start an all-girls alliance. Because, Audrey. Then she tells Vanessa that Day started the rumor. Vanessa freaks out but because she’s an adult, she gets Day and Audrey together to find out what’s really going on. Day denies starting the rumor but Audrey continues her lie. “I told her what came out of your mouth.” Day isn’t taking this lying down and she calls a house meeting with James, Jeff, Meg, Clay, Shelli and Jason. Everyone tells Vanessa that Audrey started the rumor. Audrey claims that they’re all lying to cover for Day. They all leave in disgust. Later, Audrey tells the camera, “well, that could have been much worse.” Really?

Everyone goes to check out HoH room. Clay admires Shelli’s baby pictures. Ugh to their showmance. The girls read their letters from home. Blah, blah, blah, we love you. Blah, blah, blah, you’re awesome. Becky cries. Shelli fake cries. Finally, Becky and Shelli start to plot. Becky brings up Audrey as the house target. Becky wants to put up four pawns so they can backdoor Audrey. Shelli agrees with everything but she has her own plan in mind. While Becky is running around the house telling people they might be pawns in the Great Audrey Backdoor of ‘15, Clay, Jeff and Shelli start working on a plan to get rid of Day. They want someone to throw the Battle of the Block. Clay tells Shelli to put him up but she absolutely won’t. She’s holding on to that D with everything she’s got. They decide on Dr John and browbeat him into agreeing. Later, he admits to us that he hasn’t made his mind up yet. Continue reading

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Dance Moms Catch Up Post: Abby in a Bra

Abby Lee

I got a few episodes behind on Dance Moms during my (sorta) unplugged birthday week. I’m gonna try to hit the high (or low) notes of both episodes in this post.

We start the week after Mackenzie beat Maddie in solos. The episode I am watching is the director’s cut and I am not sure what is added and left out, but I love seeing the girls warming up and talking about the previous week. Abby says she is over Jazz routines. She is going back to her usual routines. Nothing unusual about pyramid this week. Mackenzie was on top of Pyramid.

The competition is in Calabasas and their west coast nemesis MDP will be there. (WTF is the P for?) As Abby prepares to dole out solo’s Jo Jo says that her grandmother who has stage 4 colon cancer will be there and she really wants to do a solo for her. Abby says okay. Kendall, Abby’s new favorite, is going to do her solo that got scratched from two weeks ago. Abby gives the group lead she meant for Maddie to Mackenzie. Abby seems “nice” this week. Jo Jo is being taken out of the group dance to focus on her solo.  Abby took the lead away from Mackenzie. Continue reading

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Kim Richards Spends Fourth Of July With Monty Brinson

Kim and Monty celebrate the 4th

Kim and Monty celebrate the 4th

Kim Richards spent her 4th of July with Monty Brinson and his ex-wife and his daughter! Which is lovely news on the surface; however, it does make me wonder what is going on with Kim’s rehab and if there was someone with her.

montybrinson First of all Happy 4th of July to everyone, wishing everyone a beautiful evening. As for myself I couldn’t have had a better 4th of July with both my ex’s @kimrichards11 @terrilynndoss and my my daughter @madelynbxo love to everyone and happiness #holiday #family #love #friends #rhobh #life #blessed #feeling-great

I thought the #rhobh was weird. Is it just me? Why are three of the four of them wearing long sleeves in July in California?

I’ve looked around trying to find out the specific kind of cancer that Monty has and only one site has discussed a specific location for the cancer (lung) and I don’t believe much of anything they say.  Also, Monty has said before that he doesn’t feel sick and would not know he had cancer if the doctors weren’t telling him. I don’t know that I believe Monty either as he seems to be…confused…or quite medicated. Continue reading

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Tamra Judge Talks About Her Custody Case

Rhooc Tamra gets a shock

I have no idea why this posted in the middle of the night. I was up, and I had started moving the blog parts I wanted to purple pen in last night and planned to save it for today. Weird that it posted. I must have hit the wrong button last night or something.

I THINK Stella is getting her groove back? It’s just taking some time. The last year had been a long painful journey for me and coming back to the show and filming scared me. I really did feel like I had been hit by a truck and I was learning to function again. What most people didn’t know I was going through some really painful issues while filming (last year) and I was not allowed to talk about them on camera for legal reasons. My ex-husband put me and the children thorough a painful custody battle that lasted a year. A year of court dates, attorney fees, sleepless nights, scared children, therapy appointments, false media stories, lies, embarrassment, but most of all the worst pain I had ever felt. These are memories that me and my children will never forget. This is pain that has changed each one of my kids in different ways. My two youngest kids are closer to me than ever. My oldest daughter has chosen to go live with her dad and every day without her is painful for me.

One reason I didn’t work on the post right away is I wanted to refresh my memory on the outcome of the case.  The judge didn’t change anything about the custody agreement, it is all 50/50  EXCEPT for the 16-year-old who asked the judge to give Simon full custody. Tamra has visitation every other weekend and for a few set hours during the week and whenever else the daughter chooses to see her. Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July!

Patriotic Hot Dogs

First of all, I want to apologize to my Canookian pals, our neighbors to the north (of the Yankees) for missing Canada Day. I usually get a Bonne Fete Du Canada post up, but I have been completely absorbed in Big Brother 17 which has been insane.

Happy Fourth of July! Today, I have been stuffing my face with hot dogs I bought to stuff my face with tomorrow. I don’t know why but I can’t stop eating today. I got a bunch of sweets for my birthday and I am gorging on them too. Someone is going to have to come and roll me to the diabetes doctor here soon. Tomorrow will be more chili dogs and slaw dogs and hours of Big Brother live feeds and catching up on my DVRed stuff when the hamsters sleep. Continue reading

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Dorinda Thinks Heather is Harsh and Condescending

RHONY Dorinda

Dorinda is back with her novella of a blog, and I am back with my purple pen.

Dorinda’s Blog:

Oh boy…our first night in Turks and Caicos…Seriously, I can write a book about these four days in the islands with these girls. Thanks goodness, the evening ended on a fairly wonderful note. And by wonderful, I mean everyone managed to get into bed with both eyes still in their heads and no broken nails.

That is sort of the standard definition of a pretty good night on a housewives trip.

As you saw, Bethenny and Ramona had a heart-to-heart and though it was a little Girl Interrupted meets Terms Of Endearment. It was pretty amazing.

Perfect description.

Both Bethenny and Ramona are so different in so many ways, but they get each other. They accept each other’s pros and cons and understand where the cons come from. Does that make sense? I think it comes through in that moment. They’ve had their history, but at the end of the day, they have a significant amount of common ground between them. I think they find comfort in that. I know that’s how my friendship with Ramona is—it truly is comforting for me, too. They’re both going through some pretty heavy stuff, and it’s nice to see the true support they provide for one another. This made ME cry, and I wasn’t even there. I’ve said this a thousand times for nearly 50 years…friendship and support is what we ALL need.

They are both pretty much the same flavor of crazy. And I believe that flavor to be Adderall. Allegedly. Continue reading

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It’s Time To Review How Bravo Contracts Work

RHOA Cynthia friend contract
There seems to be more and more comments from the new people here about the “fired housewives” that make it clear they  do not know how contracts for reality shows work.  So let’s review.  You may hear Nene Leakes (who also doesn’t get it )  say things like she has an eight year contract. HERE IS WHERE NENE TOLD THAT LIE No one has a multiple year contract to be on the show.  What they have is a one year contract with options to renew. Every year after the reunion taping Andy and the head honchos sit down and reevaluate the cast. Who is bringing it? Who has become boring? Who is a potential liability? And they begin looking at potential new cast members to test.  If they want someone to come back, they send them a “pick up letter.”  A pick up letter is a letter offering to pick up their option to renew their contract. They give them a little raise, or a larger one if ratings were great and send them the contract to sign. This could be an HW or an FOH contract. It specifies the total number of episodes and how much they are paid for episodes. At that point the HW of FOH either signs it and returns it or has their agent ask for more stuff. Maybe a stylist or a glam squad stipend. Maybe more money. Maybe the right to accept offers on other networks with prior approval from Bravo. Maybe they negotiate down the percentage of their businesses that Bravo gets. That sort of thing.  Let’s look at two examples of housewives who were “fired” recently.

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Nene Leakes Begins Filming To Tell The Truth

RHOA Nene Leakes To Tell The Truth

Nene Leakes has arrived.  Well,  she is in LA to film  To Tell The Truth.  Preproduction started on Wednesday for those who are not Betty White. Nene and TTTT Host Anthony Anderson were on the set working on blocking and wardrobe and such today. Former NBA player and ESPN host Jalen Rose was also on the set.  It seems like there may only be three judges this season, but there have always been four, so if it is only three that will be new.

Filming for the show is on July 13th – 15th and I am going to need all of my LA people to sign up for free tickets here to bring me the tea! There will be two shows filmed each day. The first one will probably be the most interesting. It’s super fun to go to these tapings I went to Family Feud once in Atlanta with Steve Harvey. There is a lot of wait time particularly if you are going to the second show and the first one runs late. Bring a big bottle of cold water because you may have to wait outside. Continue reading

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Big Brother 17’s First Live Eviction. Maybe.

BB17 Jace Eviction

PhotoChop By Dyllani

I have been worried ALL DAY that there will be a TAR twist called “Non-elimination leg.” On TAR the last duo to hit the pit stop mat “may be eliminated.” Usually they are but a couple times in the season there is a non-elimination leg and the last two people are not sent home but have an extra task to complete the on following leg. This has been the most insane first week of feeds in the history of Big Brother. Jace and Audrey are both mentally ill and Jace is expected to go tonight with Audrey next week. Of course nothing goes according to plan on BB, but the first eviction is usually pretty straight forward. I am ready for Jace to go. EVERYONE is read for Jace to go. Let’s hope he goes.

I’d like to get right too it and get on with HOH. I so hope Julie asks him about his extremely disgusting behavior toward Steve this week. I want he to play him the footage and ask, “What was the point of that?”  But I doubt that will happen.

Okay Julie Chen just said the first houseguest will be evicted. THANK GOD.

Jesus, Jace says in his DR that “this is worse than Y2K.” Um for those that may not know, there was a lot of paranoia about ATMs and all kinds of electronic devices malfunctioning on January 1, 2000. But nothing happened. Jace is so dumb. Jace is shown bitching out James and Audrey individually. Audrey says she has a clear conscience. Everyone knows that Audrey doesn’t have a conscience or any feelings at all for that matter. More scenes of Jace doing one on ones with the outsiders trying to get their support. No one is feeling it. They show a nice encounter between Jace and Steve, not the bullying one. GRRRRR. Continue reading

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Meghan’s Delusional Ramblings of the Week

RHOOC Meghan Tamra

I suppose it is time for me to  pull out my purple pen. I really wanted to do a RHONY blog but neither Sonja or Dorinda have posted one and the rest are sort of bland. So thank God for Meghan I guess.

Here is Meghan’s interpretation of this week’s RHOOC events. And of course my purple pen rebuttal.

And so Phone-Gate continues. Even watching this was exhausting because it was so stupid and petty for Shannon to storm off on me like she did and make a scene in the Bello’s home.

Why is it that you feel the need to confront Shannon at every turn? The state of her marriage is common knowledge, her only previous encounters with you were when you and her husband were flirting. Could you not have called any of the other housewives, perhaps say…Heather to teach you how to throw a charity event? It seems a bit odd you never asked any of the others, and you hired people to do the event for you so all you had to do is show up. And yet…

If Shannon reacted like an adult she would’ve swallowed her pride, apologized for unintentionally offending me, and explain she was caught off guard, the issue would have been laid to rest. There was no ambush as she described it unless she was recreating history in her own mind. What the cameras show was what happened. There was no prodding from production for me to talk to Shannon about this or to make the phone call in the first place, it was all my idea.  

When someone makes it clear they are not interested in you, and don’t particularly care for you, the adult thing to do find other people to hang around.  Speaking of swallowing, one would think based on your resume that swallowing your pride would be easy for you. Swallowing your pride applies to you in this instance, not Shannon.  It was your pride that was wounded when Shannon made it clear she didn’t want anything to do with you.  Did you swallow your pride for the benefit of your charity event and invite one of the major players in the charity to your party? No, you did not. You did not swallow. You of all people should know that swallowing can really improve you status.

Anyway, I was angry when I saw Jimmy turn away when I tried to kiss him at the Bello’s. He was embarrassed that I was involved in a dramatic scene at his friends’ house but he should’ve trusted me to know that I wasn’t “ambushing” Shannon. He should’ve kissed me and looked me in the eyes. I had no idea he reacted this way until I saw the episode because I was so preoccupied with the ridiculous drama. When I asked him about this moment he told me he acted this way because he doesn’t like drama and he apologized.  

Did you not see all the other times he has done it so far? Like every time you go near him?  So you and your spouse don’t like drama yet you signed up to be on a housewives show where you proceeded to go after Shannon on every single occasion you ran into her. What exactly was your husband apologizing to you for? You seem to miss a lot of clues people give you about not wanting to be around you.

It was plain for all to see Shannon wanted nothing to do with me. Additionally, who calls someone to tell them they aren’t invited? That’s just weird. And she made it clear that she was upset I had her private cell number so there was no way in hell I was going to call her unless she gave me her number personally. Lastly, Jimmy didn’t want Shannon at our home because of her blow up in Napa. He knew how hard I had been working on the JDRF party and how stressed I was with our upcoming move that he told me she was not allowed to step foot in our home until I had de-stressed from our move. Jimmy and I made it clear to Shannon and David after the fact that it was Jimmy’s idea to not invite the Beadors and there were no hard feelings.

Do you really expect us to believe that Jimmy gives a shit one way or another about who you invite to a charity function? You really are dumb. Jimmy doesn’t even seem to be aware that you exist. Continue reading

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Big Brother Recap: Power of Veto

BB17 Jace rain

By Lady Cocotte

It’s the first time I’ve really watched the title sequence. Splish splash. Summer fun. We join the houseguest after the BoB competition. Dr John is stoked to be safe (along with Becky). Steve is nervous that he and Jackie lost and are still on the block. James and Jason immediately start plotting how to backdoor Jase. They figure they need at least 7 votes to get him out. James thinks he has an alliance with Jason, Audrey and Day. He wants to add Meg because he thinks she looks like Taylor Swift. I don’t see it at all but I’m not looking that hard. Next, James wants Clay because he thinks he can trust a country boy from Texas. Clay is down with that group but he knows you need to keep your alliance small (big groups always fraction). They have their first alliance meeting. In her talking head, Day acknowledges that this group temporary for her but she wants some of them for her core alliance. She knows the large group won’t last. The group works on the plan to backdoor Jase.

Jase streaks through the backyard because he is an idiot. Vanessa explains he didn’t get the excited reaction he wanted. Crickets. Even Austin thinks he needs to chill out (Shell Town). He warns Jase that people are annoyed by him so Jase goes to talk to HoH James. Audrey joins them because Audrey. Austin joins because Audrey. Jase explains to Austin that he and James are talking about backdooring a big target. He’s not wrong about that. Audrey throws out former HoH Jason as a possibility just to keep Jase off the scent of the true plan. Jase and Austin decide the four of them have an alliance and immediately want to name it. Jase throws out Cloud 9 alliance. Or Cloud Squad. But their favorite is Cloud Town. James and Audrey don’t even react but Jase doesn’t notice. He’s too busy creating a stupid dance move for Cloud Town.

The house meets to pick names to compete in the Veto competition. James hopes that neither Jase nor Austin gets to play. James starts by picking Becky. Jackie picks John. Steve gets houseguest’s choice. He picks Jason as a way to bond with him. James chooses Austin (in his Judas hat) to host the competition. Austin and Jase celebrate like they won veto. Everyone laughs at them, not with them. James is disgusted by their immaturity. Continue reading

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Brandi Glanville Does Howard Stern. Um, Howard Sterns SHOW.

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Howard Stern seems to love Brandi. Right away Brandi says that Eddie pays her $1170 a month in child support.  Howard asks if the producers ever give her feedback on their performance. Brandi says that the producers will pull her aside and tell her to “do something” to cause some drama.

“Last year was a really tough year for me because, I felt like I played ball. I gave my all to the show! Then when it aired I felt like…Oh my God, they did me no favors in the editing room!I got really upset and a little depressed. ( Howard interrupts)  Yeah, I’m like I played ball, cut me some slack! But… you don’t get a say. They don’t care. They’re making a show.”

Howard asks if she ever pulls the other HWs aside and tells them look don’t take me seriously if I slap you or whatever, I’m trying to keep the show interesting. Brandi says she has only done that with Yolanda they are friends outside of the show and she gets it. She says she will only be coming back for “a little bit” next season… Howard interrupts again before Brandi can explain whatever she was going to be doing a little bit of. It sounds like Yolanda will have a limited contract with a few episodes where we keep up with her health and Brandi will stop by. Howard is a big interrupter. I want Brandi’s mouth to just keep running.

Howard interrupts with “So wait, you’re not fired?” And Brandi is all like so let me clear this up because there are paparazzi outside her door all day. Um, noe. Noe there are not. YOU DON’T HAVE A DOOR ANYMORE! YOU ARE HOMELESS.  So here come the lies. Brandi says she didn’t want to come back to the show because she “took so much heat” and “I was doing all of these things to my detriment that I could not explain.”  Yet on Ross Matthew’s Podcast in early June, she said she was still waiting on her contract and she hoped to get to do one more season. Brandi is having a hard time keeping her lies straight. Continue reading

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