Since Andy is on tour with Anderson Cooper, none of his shows lately have been live. This one was filmed several days ago. Rumors immediately began to circulate that Vicki had thrown a fit over being second chair to Rita Wilson. The rumors claimed that VIcki was furious both before the show when she found out she was second chair and after the show when Andy treated her like shit. This is where the Vicki is fired/demoted came from. Those rumors are not true.
Let’s see how badly things went. Steve is the bartender and so far things look fine. Andy introduced Rita Wilson as his good friend Rita.
Sadly, we have a montage of RHOOC. Rita Wilson has a very strong opinion on Peggy’s cancernotcancer. She says that she had breast cancer and initially she was told that it was not cancer but her friend pressed her to get a second opinion on the pathology report and the second opinion said it was cancer. Rita says it is breast cancer awareness month and she thinks it is important that we all get second opinions and also believe someone when they say they have cancer. Vicki points out that last part did not work so well for her.
Next we get to see the RHOD clip where Leeanne loses her mind on Cary. I am so team Cary on this but you should check out Becky J’s recap and share your own opinions. I just don’t see why anyone would not like Cary. I don’t play a lot of attention to the show, I am basically just figuring out what photos to choose and where to insert them, so what do I know?
Andy basically says that going into Iceland, everyone hates Vicki. She says not everyone and Andy rolls some shady footage of housewives trashing her this season. It’s basically just Tamra and Shannon with the occasional Meghan.
Andy says that throughout Rita’s career she has worked with a lot of great faces, not unlike Vicki who is had a lot of great faces. #shade But it seems lighthearted and Vicki laughs. Andy asks her if she remembers debuting her new chin? Andy seems like he’s in a great mood and Vicki points out they have been through a lot. Or maybe that was Andy. Everyone seems to be in a great mood. Vicki helps Rita play her game where she has to guess former co-stars based on baby photos. I have zero facial recognition and Tom Hanks looked exactly like Tom Hanks in is INFANT photo!
Rita Wilson is an excellent guest. She is smart, funny and a housewives fan.
After the break, Andy introduces Vicki as being on the outs with everyone. She again corrects him and says it is only two people and they are trying to get on her side. Well it’s more like three and only Tamra is likely to jump back to your side. When Andy asks Steve how long they have been together and if it is love, Steve says 18 months and those words have been used. Hmmm… Andy actually covers for Steve saying he is shy and being respectful.
It’s time to unleash the callers on Vicki. A caller asks why she can’t be the bigger person and apologize to Tamra. Vicki says we only saw what we saw. She went in fully vested in apologizing for anything she has done to hurt Tamra. Tamra on the other hand came in with a “whats up?” attitude and didn’t seem to have remorse for anything she had done. Vicki said Tamra didn’t stay long and pretty much just stormed out. Well, Victoria, there were reasons why she did that.
A Vicki fan calls in and asks Rita who should apologize first, Vicki or Tamra. Vicki is irked by this question. She literally just said she went in willing to apologize. Vicki’s perception of the situation is not the same as what the audience felt while watching it. Rita says if you really care about someone you have to compartmentalize stuff and move forward.
A viewer asks what Vicki is most wanting to address at the reunion. She says you never know what direction the reunion will take but she is in a really good place in her life right now with her kids being back home and her relationship with Steve. She says there are two of the girls that she still has issues to work on (I think it is Shannon and Meghan) and they have to be willing to move forward as well.
A caller asks Vicki if she has talked to Kelly since news leaked she wanted a divorce. She says she just talked to her before flying to NYC and Kelly has sold her house and is getting ready to close. I love Kelly’s beach house! But should Vicki be the one announcing this news?
A caller asks Rita which star left her starstruck. She said there were two. First Princess Diana who came to a dinner after the premier of Apollo 13. She says she got up to go to the ladies room and then entire restaurant went dead silent as they all watched her walk to the ladies room. She had to cross the entire restaurant in dead silence as everyone watched her walk to the bathroom. The other person was JFK who was just a great guy who lived a very normal life.
Andy asks Vicki if he pissed her off at some point. He thinks she is irritated. She says no, she’s not upset with him but she feels like he whole Tamra and Shannon thing has her down and she feels like it has been blown way out of proportion. Vicki wants to move the show up from a show about conflict to more whooping it up and having fun!
It is interesting to note that Andy did not mention Vicki’s heart issues (which I for one believe she has) at all on this episode.
A caller asks Vicki why she can’t stop bringing up the Eddie is gay rumors. Rita give a side glance to Andy. Vicki claims that they are the ones that keep bringing it up. And Vicki, I try to support you, but didn’t you bring it up at the failed détente meeting with Tamra and then follow up with “maybe he just married you so he could own a gym?” Girrrrrl, you have to take some accountability.
Andy’s Mazel is for a dog with the longest tongue. I immediately thing that dog has nothing on Banjo. But then, Andy says he can give the dog a run for his money because he once won a longest tongue contest and proceeds to show us his tongue.
I hope this puts the Vicki being fired or demoted rumors to rest. The show was one of the best of the season and things were perhaps better than normal. Someone leaked that Andy said Vicki seemed pissed off and that lead to the fake stories about what seat she was sitting in and all sorts of nonsense. Don’t believe everything you read. That site that rhymes with my gaydar is fine is reporting that Nene was fired. Equally ridiculous.