Blind Item: English Love Affair

Blind Item

 

My husband and I flew in from Vegas to London Friday around noon. After customs, at baggage claim, we came upon a flight carousel from Atlanta and I saw someone who looked so familiar but she was furtively looking about, it was odd. Then as I watch her pick up 15 (seriously had to be that many) LV suitcases to my 2 samsonite hard sides. I realized that it was [Someone she had seen on a Real Housewives show!]

She looked very pretty but acted as if she were afraid to be seen. We all collected our bags and she RAN off into the bar by the exit and sat behind a ficus tree and peaked out every few moments. As I waited for our driver I walked by her once more and said [her name] just to see if she would acknowledge it or if I just had jet lag.  Anyway, she made eye contact and I said, “oh excuse me, I thought you were someone else.”

 

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Exclusive RHOA Tea: Test Shooting Has Begun for RHOA

New girl testing on the right.

New girl testing on the right.

This is exclusive Tamara Tattles tea. Read it here today and watch the thieves steal it tomorrow.

I’ve been holding out on some RHOA tea because there is not really any shocking news involved and I don’t have tons of details yet, but there is some misinformation flying around I thought I would clear up.

First of all, every season, the real housewives franchise works the same way. Once a season ends, the folks at Bravo, with input from the production company for that franchise, sit around and evaluate the previous season. They decide who, if anyone needs to go, and how to jazz up the ratings in the next season. In this off season, the housewives are “officially” off contract.  This is when they go visit their African princes in Nigeria, get their full body lifts,  have their boobs jacked up, finish building their houses, show up at random political events to appear to seem politician worthy, post photoshopped pictures of themselves in hootchie wear on Instagram, or get IVF injections or go to the White House Correspondents Dinner as an LGBT ally.

Also during the off season, a handful of potential housewives do test shooting with one or more current housewives. Sometimes there is an opening for a new housewife, other times this is just back up in case someone gets indicted by the FEDs, or has to do a long rehab stint, or has a husband commit suicide. You know, things that happen to the cast of these shows about “socialites.”

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Scandal Recap: I Hate You Snowflake!

Scandal Lovers of Liberty

 

By Phil Andros

“I’d just as soon as be shot in the face with a cannon on my birthday than be tagged as a [sour face] feminist.” ~ Sally Langston

So thank GOD I was busy getting drunk for my birthday last weekend and didn’t have to sit through that EPIC snooze-fest that Tamara recapped.  OMG was that hard to watch.  This one is starting out pretty good with Sally doing the set up and talking about the battle for Florida’s 99 winner-take-all delegates.  Of course, as Sally describes the contest between Mellie and Susan we see that it’s really all about Abby (doesn’t she have a fucking day job?!?!?) and Olivia (coming off of being beat down by her father once again.)

Anyway, Mellie is in first, Susan is in second and Hollis is third.  I can’t help but notice that if Hollis wins Florida it’ll be basically a 3-way tie for first so I am predicting in the first minute that Hollis is going to win Florida and the coveted endorsement of Governor Baker.  Just an FYI Shonda, honey, there is a governor Baker in the US — of Massachusetts.  Sloppy sloppy.

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Dance Moms: Mini Madness

Minis!!!

Minis!!!

I thought this was the season “finale” but it looks like that is next Tuesday.  According to Abby that was supposed to end the season but ratings must have been really good because in February they ordered more episodes for a B season.  Abby’s issue with production is apparently that the kids only get paid “a thousand dollars a week” to film and are treated badly. But when they go to do other projects they are pampered and asked what they would like to eat and treated like royalty. I have two problems with her story though. First of all California has very strict guidelines for child actors and how they are treated. There is often some issue with “documentaries” when kids are filmed doing their daily routines but the popularity of reality TV has cause some of those lines to be blurred and new laws to be created. Plus the royal treatment she mentions is of Maddie.

Abby also threatened that more kids than just Maddie and Mack might be missing in the B series of this season due to production’s treatment of the cast. Because Abby is all about treating the girls well, y’all. Actually, in a recent episode Abby said to Melissa, ” I better not see Maddie on So You Think You Can Dance Teen! ”  When in reality, Abby has been fighting for her to be on the show as either the host or the head judge. There really is no reality left on reality TV. Continue reading

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Project Runway All Stars: We Are Counting on YOU Nina Garcia!

Kini's Final Look

Kini’s Final Look

I’m afraid to even watch this episode. The weight of the world is on Nina Garcia. Can she fix this messy situation that Isaac Misrahi has caused? Can we finally take the Oral Skill Bonus Points off the table?

Nina Garcia comes out on stage and Sam is hit with the realization that blowjobs and chin waves are not going to work with her.  Dom looks thrilled to see her. I think everyone but Sam was just praying for a judge without a willing penis. Kini points out that Sam has never been critiqued by Nina. He’s rather gleeful about that.

The Challenge is about technology. It’s sponsored by OtterBox a company that makes protective phone cases. What is with that name. No one knows what she is saying and when you finally see it, and understand the product, it gives on pause about the structure of on otter’s vagina. Are they really that hard to get into?  Because otters in the park seem quite frisky and plentiful.

Oh yeah, the challenge. Create an original print for print on print fashion that will look good in an otter’s vagina. I think. I sort of stopped paying attention.

 

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The Night Manager on AMC

 

The night Manager  2

If you are interested in some good TV that won’t rot your brain cells, you can join me in watching a new  show on AMC called  The Night Watchman.

The show is based on a John Le Carre novel. As usual those who have read the book are less excited about the series. Filming locations include, Spain, Morocco, Switzerland, Egypt, and London. It’s a six-part miniseries that airs on AMC Tuesdays at 10 p.m. Episode one has aired and reruns often and can be found On Demand. It looks like the first two episodes are on the AMC website. I’m watching the first one on demand and it is 77 minutes long, I am wondering if it is long enough to be two episodes without commercials, or if the second on is just not up yet On Demand. Here is the official description from the AMC website.

The Night Manager, a six-part miniseries premiering on Tuesday, April 19, is a contemporary interpretation of John le Carré’s best-selling spy novel, which follows hotel manager Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) in his quest to bring down international arms dealer Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie). Pine, a former soldier, is thrust into a world of international intrigue when he is recruited by a British intelligence officer (Olivia Colman) to infiltrate Roper’s inner circle. To get to the heart of Roper’s vast empire, Pine must withstand the allure of his beautiful girlfriend Jed (Elizabeth Debicki) and the suspicious interrogations of his venal chief of staff Major Corkoran (Tom Hollander). In his quest to do the right thing, Pine must first become a criminal himself.

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