LynnNChicago Real Housewives of Orange County
Tonight’s episode only had a few interesting moments because Tamra’s surgery was gross and I don’t know why they feel the need to show us surgical procedures on film. Tamra had her breast implants removed and the fake scene as Eddie protested a bit to Tamra going back to only natural breasts was ridiculous. As if he didn’t know the plan before they walked into the hospital.
Tamra survived, Gretchen was there with a gift of Tequila only moments after Tamra was wheeled into recovery, what a good friend! She waited five-days to visit her friend Alexis, but who’s counting.
The real moments though were Vicki having lunch with her creepy boyfriend, Brooks. Vicki was quick to point out that she has to get back to work and that these lunches will be few and far between. She WORKS! I’m sure the place would shut down if Vicki were gone for a few hours. Her boyfriend is in town, sky’s the limit!
The entire thing was really icky as Brooks gave her a card, something he apparently does every day and then Vicki told viewers that “all my tanks are full”. Disgusting! No one wants to hear that.
Proving to viewers that Brooks is a gold-digging piece of garbage, he asks Vicki about the financial status of her divorce. Vicki rattles off their assets and all of the things that Donn will get, the jet-skis, the furniture…etc as Brooks shakes his head in disbelief, as if Donn is not entitled to all of those things? Just for living with Vicki, and being humiliated on television by this woman, Donn should get everything! Vicki will get the condo in Puerto Vallarta and of course they’ll both keep their own healthy IRA accounts. They’ll sell their investment property (that has lost $1 million in equity) but Vicki will keep her sprawling Coto home. Brooks smiles a big one and tells his woman, “you are smart, aren’t you?” gag me! She may be smart when it comes to saving her money but she’s not smart when it comes to men who want to steal all her money!
Brooks wants to seal the deal and tells Vicki that he wants to be there for her always! Now that he’s heard she’ll still be a wealthy woman even after her divorce, he’s all in! Vicki tries to explain Brook’s job to viewers in her talking head interview but she’s nervous and with her eyes darting around tells us that he can work from anywhere with his laptop and cell phone, he’s an independent contractor, yeah… that’s it, he’s a consultant. (code for unemployed)
Alexis and Jim go out to dinner and discuss the job at Fox 5 News in San Diego. Jim wants Alexis to say “no” to something, she’s working on her clothing line and trying to raise three children. Jim tells her that she has to learn to say no to something. Alexis doesn’t want to say no to Fox 5, she enjoys it but Jim seems to have won that battle as it doesn’t appear as though Alexis is on the show anymore as of now. This couple has come a long way from where we saw them during their first season on the show, Alexis wasn’t working, she had several nannies and seemed to spend all of her free time working out, shopping and lunching with friends. Things have changed in the Bellino family and hopefully they will continue to change. Alexis is pulling her husband into the 21st century kicking and screaming but he’s coming.
Heather Heather Heather, she is determined to create drama and this time she gets all of the ladies together for a “classy bowling night”. I know, it’s a contradiction in terms but that’s Heather for ya! In her finest sequined blouse, Heather hosts the ladies (minus Alexis who is recovering from her surgery) but is not very lady-like as she tells viewers that Alexis “nose job” recovery takes longer than expected. Since we’ve already learned that Alexis had more than just a “nose job”, Heather is looking mighty silly at this point.
Heather is quick to tell us that she didn’t invite Sarah, Gretchen’s friend, that was all Gretchen’s idea and so in walks the Housewife wanna-be, Sarah and her fiance. Gretchen tells Sarah that the last time she saw Vicki was at Tamra’s Bunco party and the two ladies had a screaming match. This is why Gretchen’s Pussycat Doll performance is in jeopardy. Did you know that Gretchen is going to sing and dance with the Pussycat Dolls? By the way, Gretchen is going to perform with the Pussycat Dolls, but her voice is strained from screaming at Vicki. She’s worried about her upcoming gig with the Pussycat Dolls. If she mentioned it once, she mentioned it 10-friggin times! Shut up already about the Pussycat Dolls!
Sarah quickly becomes intoxicated and decides she wants to talk to Vicki. I’m sure somehow we can blame Gretchen for this, after all she brought Sarah to this bowling bash and she told us that the girl likes to drink heavily. Gretchen is the one who told Sarah all about her fight with Vicki, a toxic combination and Sarah is off to the races!
I’d really like to have heard exactly what Sarah was going to say to Vicki but we never got that far. Sarah sat down next to Vicki, interrupted Vicki’s conversation with Heather and said, “Vicki, can I talk to you?” Six little words that set off a chain of events so ridiculous it wasn’t even fit to air on a Housewives show!
Vicki started off pretty good, her initial response was, “I’m having a lovely conversation with Heather right now” and if only she could have remained on that tone, she might have gotten rid of the drunken fool a lot quicker. Vicki added, “What do you want?” Sarah took those four little words and went ballistic! She called Vicki rude, a bully and all the things that we know Vicki really is but hadn’t earned in this go round. Vicki was calm and quickly realized that Sarah was trying to create a scene, likely thinking this will earn her those Housewife wings she wants so badly. Drama is the key to the Orange!
The rest of the evening separated the ladies into two camps and Sarah trying to be talked down from the ledge. Gretchen tried to control her friend but Sarah kept yelling out, “Vicki, why are you so rude?” and “Vicki is a bully!”. As I said, those things are true but Vicki handled it well, maybe because Brooks was there. Vicki probably doesn’t want him to see her with the red face and the bulging veins quite this soon in their relationship.
Heather was able to get a dig in to Alexis even though she was absent, “We know Alexis is dumb, but Sarah is crazy!” I wonder how Heather came to the conclusion that Alexis is dumb? After having met her among all the other women only two or three times, remember Heather never watched the show before, she finds Alexis to be “dumb”. It’s pretty dumb to say that on camera since she knows nothing about Alexis.
The whole fiasco was really dumb, Heather thinks it was a huge success because Vicki and Gretchen didn’t fight. THAT is dumb!
Next week, road trip! The ladies are camping? Or staying in a cabin? Tough to tell but they’re clearly out of their element, luckily they have the insight to bring Briana along, the lone voice of reason. The New York Housewives go to London, Atlanta goes to South Africa and Beverly Hills go to Aspen….Orange County is clearly at the bottom of the barrel here!
Well well well, Vicki proves once again that she’s a horrible woman! This is a really bad quality video but it is clear that Vicki slaps Teresa Giudice around a bit. The reporter asks Vicki if she would consider including Teresa’s wine in her new wine club. Vicki says probably not, it would have to meet their high standards and she doubts that it would be “up to snuff”. All of the other women were kind and absolutely open to Teresa’s wine in fact Alexis added that all of the Housewives should be supportive of one another. Vicki is such a bitch! As a side note, Vicki should never allow close up filming or photos, I don’t know what is going on with her face, maybe the meanness is coming out through her pores.
Here is the link of the entire interview that Alexis did on Fox 5 San Diego, she actually did a pretty good job! Shame on Bravo for continually trying to make their Housewives look bad!
Dancing with the Stars- Week 4: Rock On or Rock Out! by @ngloriusbasterd
Fourth week is always a pivotal time for dancers, because injuries are most common from this point on. Fans become anxious awaiting to see if their favorite team will be out due to an injury, and dancers will either force themselves to proceed or unfortunately be forced out of the competition due to serious injuries preventing them from pursing that Golden Ball every star so desires. Two specific injuries occurred this week; both unexpected. Maria Menounos had an incident with her foot that was a fracture just short of a break, and what the hell happened to Melissa Gilbert? A concussion?! What!!! Yes…Dancers must remember to stretch, breathe, stretch, breath, and did I say stretch?! So important, because competition is up, routines are more intricate and complex, and the pressure is definitely on! Rock on!
“Dancing With The Stars” blessed the fans with an opening number performed by KISS! The buzz about the group performing on the show was huge. No pressure for Sherri Shepard who was our opening act where she delivered a Tango that was entertaining. Yet, I had to agree with both Carrie Ann and Bruno: the line and form she possessed were faulty…even more importantly we wanted to see SHERRI!!! She appeared to be so focused on her steps and intensity, she forgot to unveil her bouncy personality and charisma we all love and see everyday on “The View.” The same instance occurred with the lovely Katherine Jenkins who took the Paso Doble to an extreme that overtook her character, which is what the audience and the judges care to see the most.
The surprise of the night was Melissa Gilbert who not only surpassed my expectations for her attempt at the Paso Doble, but also unleashed a persona that is definitely staking her claim as a relevant contender all the way to the finals. Despite the fact that Max was strict on training her to the point one might have thought we were back in Russia during the Cold War, Melissa delivered one of the best dances of the night, and ultimately her best performance yet. Great Job and I look forward to seeing more of her in the future weeks! I hope you do too! Donald Driver has been solid the entire season thus far, and never ceases to amaze me. If anyone understands the game of #DWTS, he does. In fact, he knows how to play his cards right and is living to dance about it! His Paso Doble was phenomenal and I honestly believe that he deserved at least one 10 from the judges, but hey…there’s still next week.
Well Gladys Knight’s performance failed to win the judges, I didn’t perceive it as sourly as they did. Yes she could’ve tightened up her lines and form a bit, but she was grasping a traditional dance to a Rock themed song the best way she knew how. Gavin surprisingly has improved, but for some reason has not won me over yet. Obviously this doesn’t matter, because clearly the fans want to see more from him…and they will. Unfortunately, Jaleel White has completely fallen off the ballot for me. Out of everyone he has become my least favorite, because there is no soul behind his dances. Hopefully, my stance on Mr. White will change in the near future. William Levy, one out of the only two teams that performed a number outside of the Tango and Paso Doble, was absolutely “rocking out” but not in a good way. His Jivewas mediocre at best-his musicality and overall dance moves were sloppy. In other words, he was supposed to dance the Jive, but from what we witnessed last night, the Jive took the dance out of him. Nevertheless, don’t expect to see him go anytime soon; his fan base will serve as his lifeline till the finals. Roshon Fegan was one of the other couples to steer away from the Paso Doble and Tango trend by choosing to dance the Waltz instead…let’s just say he is definitely on his way out by next week. Carrie Ann believes he is the “Best Male Dancer out of the whole competition.” Those were her exact words, but the audience and I would disagree displaying a sense of righteousness since he was one of the bottom two that almost “rocked out” of the competition completely.
While most of the couples this week rocked on, I was shocked by who was voted or “rocked” out. I would’ve never foreseen Sherri Shepard leaving the show this early on in the game. Wow! I still can’t believe I’m actually typing her exit from DWTS. However, an episode such as this week proves just how powerful of an influence the fans have on who remains in and who will be out. Her message she left us with is an important one and I want to repeat it, “If you are ever scared or afraid of something RUN towards it because the experience is amazing.” Having said this, I know I’m ready as well as many others are for next week’s LATIN themed dances. This is when the floor will be burned and the party will most definitely spice up!
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Thanks ngloriusbasterd for the great recap! I was really surprised by Sherri’s departure too! Lynn~
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