Note: This Blog Started out with a totally different topic.
Blogging is a weird thing. I feel like I need to blog every day, and sometimes there is just nothing that interests me or that I think will interest you. Other days I am blogging as fast as I can from morning until night. Feast or famine. And then there are stories I am not sure how to tell, that I want to write whether you are interested in them or not. It’s 12:30 a.m. and I have a blog with lots of sources I have pulled up but I am not sure how to pull it together. (Turns out it will wait for another day).
I’ve been cranky all day. The day started off poorly from the first moment and became more annoying as time wore on. I blame the utter failure of #compassion2013. It seems the more “successful” your blog becomes, the more comments you have, the more you are compelled to babysit. Babysitting the comments requires reading them all. They stream in around the clock. Lately, it doesn’t matter if the topic is a Bravo show or a death penalty trial the comments are decidedly negative. Or illiterate. Or stupid. Or just plain untrue. Continue reading
In this week’s Real Housewives of Orange County blogs, both Alexis and Gretchen rehash their failed friendship. One makes a brief statement and the other, well… Click through to see what they are saying…. Continue reading
Ooops. I lost track of time while babysitting another thread. So this isn’t going to be a full recap. Or even much of a recap at all. Let’s call it a “random thoughts” post tonight. I find myself saying that a lot about The Real Housewives of Orange County. It’s not that I don’t like the show, there just usually isn’t a whole lot to comment on. We begin, or at least I’m beginning at the Wine for Wives Infomercial. Immediately upon arrival it seems the evil hand of Tamra is already stirring the pot. Everyone is staying in the same building except for Vicki who has been ostracized. Vicki already feels out of place being the only single lady there and now she is not even in the same building with the wives. She gets a little teary-eyed and the evil blonds immediately start to mock her.Tamra does the Adrienne Maloof “Someone is crying!” routine. They must teach them that in Bravo villain school. Terry and Lydia each offer to take Vicki into their room (I am sure Heather will have a fit about that) which I am sure only made Vicki feel worse. Poor Vick. She is not a very emotionally independent person. Continue reading
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Time for the Real Housewives of Orange County again. It seems like the weeks have just been flying by lately. I think it was last week that someone pointed out that my recap was not thorough enough for their liking. That person will probably be disappointed again. I’m probably not going to give a huge blow-by-blow unless something really interesting happens.
Somehow I was a couple minutes behind (must have paused the TV) so when I tune in we have an unlikely trio of Heather, Tamra and Lydia out for lunch. Lydia is talking about her mother, who is very wealthy. so she will be considered eccentric rather than batshit crazy like us commoners. Heather is blathering about not wanting to dislike Lydia based on her friendship with Alexis; but, both Heather and Tamra deemed her “guilty by association” last week. Their real motive is to pump her for information and see if they can turn her to the darkside because they saw somewhat less than unwavering support of Alexis from her last week. In Lydia’s talking head, she says that Tamra was straight crazy, while Tamra referred to herself as ‘vocal’. Tamra lists off a string of insults about Alexis with Heather backing her up. The super religious Lydia seems to be agreeing in principle. Lydia is trying to be on both teams. Honey, you have to pick your side on “Housewives” it’s war and there is no Switzerland. You are coming off as a bit two-faced. Continue reading
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It’s time for a quick recap of WWHL. I’m going to stick to the questions for Alexis, because I am not sure if you guys watched the documentary tonight that the other guest was on. It was kind of interesting. If you did watch she basically said they are rich again and back to building the ginormous house and making tons of money. Continue reading
It’s time for the Real Housewives of Orange County Mean Girl Dinner Smackdown to continue. Gretchen is being just as bad as Tamra clapping her hands and acting like a three year old. Tamra literally has her fingers in her ears now. Sane adult women just do not act this way. Tamra is screaming at Vicki to pick a side. I am so sick of the semantics about whether or not the term bullying is applicable. Now Tamra is threatening to throw Heather out for pointing out Vicki didn’t run after her.
Tamra’s best line so far, “Someone is going to bless this fucking building!”
Lydia sucks at being helpful. Tamra needs a good cunt punting into next Tuesday. Continue reading
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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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NEW YORK – April 23, 2013 – Bravo Media’s interactive late night talk show “Watch What Happens Live,” hosted by Andy Cohen, delivered 1.1 million A18-49 and 2 million total viewers, up 35 percent and 43 percent, respectively, from the prior Sunday’s episode (4/14/13), according to Nielsen. This marked the highest-rated episode of the season to-date among all key demos and featured guests Porsha Stewart from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and actress Vivica A. Fox. Immediately following, “Fashion Queens” scored 693,000 A18-49 and 1.3 million total viewers up 11 percent and 15 percent, respectively, from the prior week’s episode (4/14/13). This was the highest-rated episode of the season to-date among all key demos.
NEW YORK –April 23, 2013 – Bravo Media’s “The Real Housewives of Orange County” moves to its new timeslot on Monday, May 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the super-sized 90-minute premiere of “Newlyweds: The First Year” at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Continue reading
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We’re back in the OC already. It seems like we were just there! I am noticing Vicki’s face swelling in the previous clips than I did the first time through. Now I see what y’all are talking about. I generally do more typing than looking on this show. Um, scene one and I already have to be mean. I don’t know whose outfit is worse, Vicki’s strapless sundress with white around her midsection, or Alexis’s black coochie cutters. I’m starting to think it is my TV or the way that this is filmed. I did smash some buttons accidentally the other day and my TV may be set wrong. Everyone looks wide as a barn. Crap it is my TV.
Heather has a radio gig. Let’s count the number of times Heather takes a stab at Terry. Heather is pretty good on the radio. Of course she is going to talk about how she is not a bully. I really want Terry to come in on the break and give her a shot of botox above her left eye. Her right eye is jacked up a full half-inch higher than the left and it bugs me. Continue reading
Wow. Between the Jodi Arias trial and all the new posts to moderate today and the terrible attacks on Boston, I’m a bit burnt out and blogging about a frivolous housewives seems a bit out of place, but here we go. We start with Alexis visiting baby Troy. Vicki is going to be called Nana by the baby. Alexis asks about Brooks. Vicki says she has not seen him in 6 weeks. Briana smirks as if that is not true. Lots of tension between Briana and Vicki about Brooks. Briana says that she will move out if Brooks is allowed in the house she pays rent in. I’d kick her ass out if I was Vicki. Renters or not, you don’t give a roommate, let alone your mother an ultimatum on who she can date. Kids today!
Gretchen is looking for a baby gift, I assume for Vicki’s grandson with Tamra. Tamra has Gretchen try on a baby carrier and puts a doll in it. They are terrorizing the store and the cashier seems a bit appalled. Continue reading
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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We are back at Heather’s party and the tension remains between Vicki’s face and everyone else. No one wants to ask about the stitches under her chin. Gretchen and Vicki are playing a game of “I’m not going to ask her, you ask her!” about her face and about Brooks. Eddie comes by just long enough to get his face on camera before heading off to a city council meeting for permits for the gym. Everyone is asking Tamra when the date of her wedding is…she doesn’t have one because Eddie won’t set one. Vicki brings up the onion ring thing. LOL. Heather is giving etiquette lessons on how to eat everything.
Gretchen is interrogating Vicki about Brooks. Essentially she says they have taken a step back. Gretchen is all, “Now you know what I felt like when I was dating Slade and everyone hated him and said bad things.” I guess she does have a point. Vicki makes a joke about Tamra giving her and Gretchen the evil eye because they are having pleasant conversation. Tamra is not amused by the comment. Tamra and Vicki have a pretty civilized conversation and suddenly Tamra is runs off crying saying she doesn’t want to do this. Drama.
Meanwhile, Alexis and Jim are taking dance lessons for their date night. Alexis says “no one knows this” but Jim and I were having financial issues last year. Really? Honey when TMZ knows it, everyone knows it. We knew. Alexis said she didn’t have any friends last year but now she has Vicki. The point of the whole scene was to say that Jim is not going to be such a hot-head this season. Continue reading