How did I not now that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was an educated, intelligent author? I have been enjoying watching him and other minor celebrities (he’s the only household name on the show, the others are…um..not) on Splash! There, I said it. For reasons I am not very clear on, Kareem has written a nearly 3000 word article for HuffPo about the real housewives. It’s interesting. But for today’s too long, didn’t read, Internet user, I will include some of my favorite parts below for those who don’t want to read the whole thing. And for the new folks that like reading such things I will direct you to another post I made, which is one of my favorites about Camille Paglia’s take on The Real Housewives franchises. After that story was brought to Bravo’s attention, Andy had Camille on WWHL. I’m predicting we see Karrem on WWHL soon.
EDIT: Kareem’s article is quite lengthy. It is not my intention to twist the intent of his writing to conform to my perceptions of it. I encourage you all to go to the link and read the entire thing and not rely on my extractions and commentary as representative of his opinion or overall assessment. I simply picked the most interesting points he made from my perspective to review. Your interpretations may vary widely.
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Okay first you need to pick your favorite housewife. Sure, it’s like picking your favorite serial killer, but just do it. Think really hard. Choose one. Got it? Okay now click through for your horoscope. Oh and sorry about your luck. This little gem is from ButYoureLikeReallyPretty.com which is a great place to look around on a dreary Sunday when you are trying to avoid thinking about the fact you have to go to work tomorrow. So go check it out. This is just the tip of the delicious iceberg. You can follow the artist there at @goRyanGo AND he’s going to be a bartender on WWHL! Continue reading
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Now that Tareq Salahi has reached some kind of financial arrangement with Neal Schon concerning the rights to intimacy with his ex-wife, it seems the three have all made up. Don’t you just love happily-ever-afters? The undisclosed financial agreement was the last obstacle to the divorce which was finalized last Tuesday. Now, as Neal and Michaele wallow around in the surf, Tareq is focused on his gubernatorial ambitions in the great Commonwealth of Virginia.
According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
On Wednesday, Salahi issued a news release that might be a first for a Virginia gubernatorial campaign. In bold type he announced: “Salahi thanks Neal Schon of Journey & Michaele for sending best wishes for the Virginia governor’s race!”
Salahi also invited Virginians to a campaign kickoff party and fundraiser at his Warren County home. The statement says Salahi “welcomes you to crash his BBQ September 16!”
For $15 NOTE: This event will include pyrotechnics and will be filmed for a new television show.”
Absolutely nothing says I’m a serious candidate for governor like filming your campaign for a reality TV proposal and a bunch of cool-ass pyrotechnics. Also running for governor is Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli who sued Salahi and his winery on behalf of the state claiming that he cheated customers who bought winery tours. He has also settled a suit with Salahi for making false statements in regard to a charity foundation Salahi ran. This should be fun. The election is next year.
The couple that single-handedly kept the Real Housewives of D.C. from having a prayer at another season, Michaele and Tareq Salahi, are officially divorced. Last week, Michaele’s new man, Neal Schon and Tareq agreed to a fair price for Michaele and the transaction was completed, ending Tareq’s 50 million dollar lawsuit against Neal. I assume he settled for much less than that. The settlement is sealed but I’m guessing Tareq got a year’s supply of Five Guys burgers. The pair made national headlines while filming RHODC when they actually crashed a White House dinner resulting in the firing of the White House social secretary.
Tareq must have gotten a glimpse of the good life of politicians. As I recall the winery he was running for his mother went bankrupt under his direction and he faced some criminal charges regarding the sale of fraudulent wine tours. Tareq has now officially cast his hat into the ring to run for the governor of Virginia. Don’t stop believin’ Tareq!