LynnNChicago Real Housewives of Orange County
“Be nice, it confuses them.” Vicki’s new mantra is certainly working for her. Suddenly she’s screaming “Happy Birthday” to Slade Smiley and wishing Gretchen all the best with big hugs at her Pussycat Doll performance. Is this all for show because her new love Brooks is in the room? Does anyone think for one minute that it’s not as fake as a three dollar bill?
Another mean girl night in Orange County, first as Gretchen visits her “friend” Alexis to view her Fox 5 News segment, Gretchen is sure to tell Alexis that they asked her to do the show first, not only that but they continue to call her and “beg” her to do the show. Really Gretchen? It wasn’t bad enough that she mentioned it but she had to go on and on about it. Even if it’s true, it was a lousy thing to say. Gretchen made it seem as if Fox 5 wanted her but settled for Alexis. What. A. Bitch.
@GretchenRossi Don’t lose incredible opportunites due to fear, haters or bullies! When you are 90 and looking back do you want to regret anything?
That’s great advice Gretchen, you should also not stomp on people on your way up. Just food for thought.
Laurie Peterson and Vicki Gunvalson were reunited on Watch What Happens Live last night, both ladies agreed that Gretchen was an evil bitch for what she said to Alexis about Fox 5. Ok they didn’t call her an “evil bitch” but it wasn’t nice.
“Gretchen tried to hurt Alexis all season” Vicki told us. ”Alexis doesn’t have a mean bone in her body, I really like her”
The ladies also agreed about Tamra Barney. Andy asked Laurie who she thought was this seasons biggest trouble maker and she immediately said that Tamra was really catty and it was surprising this year, Vicki nodded her head in agreement.
Head mean girl in charge, Tamra Barney was sure to get in her share of mean comments tonight. She managed to slam Vicki’s boyfriend Brooks. ”Brooks is a really nice guy but I think he’s full of bullshit”. I’m sure that made Vicki feel all warm and fuzzy.
As the group traveled from Los Angeles to Las Vegas to see Gretchen perform, the discussion of cars came up. Tamra is looking to buy herself an Cadillac Escalade, you know since gas prices are coming down….not! Tamra is shocked to learn that Alexis owns a Cadillac Escalade, “No she doesn’t!”. Well yes she does Tamra, so obviously Tamra has to make nasty comments about the Bellino’s having a new car every week and a new house every week. Jealousy is ugly Tamra.
Honestly I believe there was not one talking head interview of Tamra’s that was nice or in any way positive, she just keeps digging at everyone. She’s a horrible woman! The only nice thing I can say about her is that she looks a whole lot better after her breast implant removal surgery.
Heather managed to get her usual digs in to Alexis tonight, it’s getting really old and tired, she struggles every week to come up with something to criticize. I just wish Heather would shut the hell up sometimes, she’s quite annoying, but then so are the rest of them.
Vicki rattled off all of Gretchen’s business ventures and then added, “jack of all trades, master of none”. One of Gretchen’s fans Tweeted:
Viewer: 2 seasons ago Vicki slammed everyone for not working, now she slams u for working to much, UGH!
Gretchen agreed with the sentiment with a resounding “seriously”
@GretchenRossi @BravoAndy remind vicki tonight that when she says I’m a jack of all trades, all the stuff she has attempted to do to no avail. Vicki lynn jeans, Celia eyelash stuff, robes, her book, dioxin, now wines by wife’s! What a joke! And hyprocrite again!
Andy didn’t mention Gretchen’s tweet to Vicki, not even on the AfterShow.
Brooks is a strange bird, he tells a life affirming little story and the geniuses of Orange County didn’t get it. I guess it only translates well in Mississippi, or maybe it can’t get through all the blonde hair and fake boobs. Jim Bellino got it.
If you missed last night’s episode, do not worry, you didn’t miss Gretchen’s Pussycat Doll performance. I know you’re all concerned that you’re going to miss it but Bravo was sure to drag it out to next week. Not only has this been the only topic of discussion between Gretchen and Slade all season but they’re dragging out this whole storyline, apparently they’ve got nothing else.
Alexis and Heather actually do have something in common. Both ladies sat down with their husbands on tonight’s episode to discuss their career. Let’s start with Alexis.
After the disappointing viewing of her Fox 5 news segment with Gretchen, Alexis decides that she needs a coach to help her with her interviewing skills. Someday she would like to host her own show. Jim Bellino is less than supportive as he wants her to think it through. Every step toward her career is another step away from the family and back to having several nanny’s for the kids. This isn’t what Jim wants for his kids, he wants Alexis to raise their children.
Jim is clearly not happy about the Fox 5 gig and while Alexis reminds him that it’s only one day a week, Jim knows that with a coach it will take up more of her time and that it could certainly turn into more time on the air. Alexis argues that all of her careers are part time and she’s still managing to care for the children. Still, Jim is not on board here. While Alexis doesn’t say much, she has plenty to say in her talking head interview, “he’s just going to have to deal with it”. But he isn’t dealing with it, as of today, Alexis no longer does the Fox 5 segment.
Heather discusses her career with her husband Terry. If you read between the lines, the conversation was actually pretty similar to Alexis and Jim. Terry wants to know who will care for the kids if Heather gets a full time job as an actress, she had gone on a casting call for a “dramedy” show that will be shooting in Canada. Terry isn’t happy. He reminds his wife that when she is acting in a show, she’s gone for up to 12-hours a day and since Heather told her friend she felt guilty leaving her youngest daughter for a few hours just to audition, how will she feel leaving her for days and days at a time.
Heather tells her husband that she doesn’t want to regret putting her career on hold for her family and he says that he understands how she feels. Similar to the Beverly Hills Housewives, it isn’t as if Heather can jump right back in to acting after leaving to have her children. Unlike most professions, it is next to impossible to walk right in and get a job in that field. In this economy it is hard to get a job in any profession but acting is probably the most difficult.
In the end Terry says all the right things, he tells his wife if she wants to do this job in Canada, he will pack up the family, have the kids and a tutor on set and even joked about doing Botox on Canadians. Do Canadians get Botox? Ah well… it looked as if Terry said all those things knowing that it would be a longshot that Heather would get the gig anyway.
Today both Heather and Alexis continue to raise their children at home. Sorry Heather, you’re not so different from Alexis.
All four of the ladies with their significant others joined Gretchen in Las Vegas to watch her Pussycat Doll performance. Yes, even Jim Bellino joins Alexis as she tells us that last year Jim refused to be among these women, this year if he wants to be with his wife, he has no choice but to join the group, it’s what you do for love. Anyway… Heather tells us that the place is packed and there is excitement in the air.
As long as Bravo is making us wait for this, it better be good but I’m not holding out high hopes. Next week we see Vicki apologize to Gretchen for the Bunco Party fight but apparently Gretchen doesn’t feel as if she owes Vicki an apology. I guess that “nice” Gretchen is gone forever. Well done.
Gretchen had a mini Twitter war ending in her telling a viewer to “go to hell”
@GretchenRossi Why does Vicki keep saying “now that briana is cancer free” She never had cancer! Slade and I know what cancer is like! @GretchenRossi Yeah Andy what do u think?
Gretchen did not have a great night on Twitter….
Vicki told us on WWHL that she saw Bethenny and Jason at dinner before appearing on the show!
I would have happily brought you Tamra’s defense on Twitter but the moron blocked me so she’s on her own.
Dancing with the Stars- Week 6: Gettin’ Down With Motown!
Last week, Santana brought the house down with his Latin inspired rhythms, and this highly anticipated week, we more than welcome Motown hit makers-Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, and The Temptations who all will grace the stage singing our favorite tunes live as each couple performs classical ballroom dances. The delightful surprise of the evening was also seeing Berry Gordon, the one who started it all! Whoa! Even more so, #DWTS is blessed to have Gladys Knight (a Motown alumni) as one of its contenders who has worked extremely hard to make it this week paying homage to her own as well fellow Motown legends. While many are reminiscing on their favorite Motown hit and wondering which couple will surprise them with their Motown song and dance, others are happily playing catch up to remember the Motown era…period. Nevertheless, it’s week six where competition is high, more is at risk, and all that is left for this week to is to rely on Motown to deliver what the fans wish to see, but more significantly to execute a dance that will wow the judges on every level; this week the “dance duel” continues meaning no matter how many times fans vote, the judges will ultimately determine out of the bottom two couples, who will be saved and who will head home…Let’s break week six down.
Gladys Knight, our Motown Girl, Rumbas her way to the Temptations singing “My Girl,” a timeless classic that will never get old and can only bring joy to any and every one. Len Goodman contends, if he “can judge purely with [his] heart, [Gladys] would be at the top of his list,” but in general her Rumba failed to win over the judges entirely. Where the Rumba is an overall smooth and continuity type of dance, Gladys was a bit choppy, slightly forgetful with the movements, and inconsistent. But it’s Gladys Knight! Who cares? It’s Motown week and she is definitely our Motown Girl. Roshon also danced the Rumba with Smokey Robinson singing “Cruisin’” a hit that is wins half the battle for him right there. I thought he was graceful, in the moment, and enjoying himself, but I do agree with the judges: he was aggressive at times and too forward for the Rumba. That’s the youth in Roshon that completely juxtaposes the Rumba we saw as danced by Gladys. For #DWTS, his hip hop background is a challenge he will have to transcend should he continue on to the finals, because the judges will hold him accountable with every dance just like they did this week.
Maria Menounos performed the Fox Trot and came out appearing like Cinderella. She always looks beautiful but being sixth week…beauty is not always enough. She slipped, which affected her performance. She became behind in the music and was doing her best to get her trot back. Nevertheless, it could always be worse and surprisingly Len was at her defense; oddly enough he usually is the one who is the most technical especially during the week of the classical dances…after all he’s a classic right? Who is judging harshly this week anyway? With Martha Vandella on the mic and Maria Menounos aka Cinderella dancing the night away on the ballroom floor, she would never have to worry about turning into a pumpkin. And in true “Donald” fashion, Donald Driver also danced the Fox Trot with the Temptations backing him up. He is a dance partner’s dream on the show, because he truly knows how to partner extremely well. Because he is a strong partner, he’ll thrive in the upcoming weeks relying on this factor to consistently serve as a positive for him. Regardless of his few hiccups, Donald Driver is here to stay until the finals…let’s keep it this way!
Katherine Jenkins danced the Samba this week to the Temptations “Can’t Get Next to You” which was an interesting choice especially since this week’s theme was Motown, but I must admit…Katherine had SOUL. Motown will always do that! Even the late and great Teena Marie had soul! Katherine was shimmy-ing and shaking it with a definitive soul we have never seen before or even knew was a possibility for her! I’ve been a fan of Katherine since day one and my admiration for her increases each week as we near towards the finals. Once again, I ironically find myself agreeing with Len in that Katherine is a “midwife who keeps delivering each week.” Another “fish out of water” dance this week was the Cha, Cha, Cha danced by Jaleel White. Last week he was thankfully saved in the “dance duel” and I’m glad he experienced that, because we finally get to see what I’ve begged for this entire season: soul! He is now dancing like he means it! I’m sure the Temptations song helped him out to ease up and just have fun, but I’m slowly beginning to like Jaleel again….and I’m not the only one. The judges were also on his side, which is great for his confidence that will hopefully shine through in his upcoming performances.
Melissa Gilbert danced the Viennese Waltz to Smokey Robinson singing “Oooh Baby Baby!” I along with many others love this song and I’m sure Melissa Gilbert did too, because her dance was beautiful. All judges agreed that her lines, connection with her dance partner and the song, and her rotation were magnificent. I’m most certainly on the same page with Bruno when he stated that Melissa Gilbert is “really going in the right direction.”
One of my favorite elements of Ballroom dancing is when all couples are dancing at the same time competing to see which couple will be the last one remaining. I love when #DWTS introduces the classic elements of ballroom like this, because not only do we feel like we are live in Las Vegas, it’s as if this is a real ballroom competition. Couples get to really show every trick and treat here…but only one will last. Not only does this introduce a “survival of the fittest” aspect here, it foreshadows who will most likely win the Golden Ball! I was not surprised that Katherine Jenkins was the final winner of this challenge…William Levy was sliding across the floor way too much! That definitely was not going to happen for him.
Motown week on #DWTS has been an amazing one! Not only has it been a string of dances with classic and timeless hits, but also this week is unique in that we have gone forward and backwards at the same time with the magic of Motown music. “The Results” Show is proof of this…when was the last time you saw Boys II Men? That’s right…yesterday…live on the stage of #DWTS. Unfortunately, the major surprise of the night was seeing our Motown Empress-Ms. Gladys Knight- head home on a “Midnight Train to Georgia.” Once again, the “dance duel” serves as the mechanism for how the judges determine who will stay and who will not. So for the next weeks, it’s crucial that everyone gets those votes in to keep their Star from falling in the bottom two and possibly getting eliminated.
To see more about my #DWTS rants, snippets and tidbits follow me on twitter @ngloriusbasterd or on @getglue as NgloriusBasterd as well.
I know you’ll all join me in wishing Kristen Johnston’s beloved dog Pinky get well soon.
Kristen told us yesterday via Twitter what is going on…
@kjothesmartass Pinky just had a seizure. At vet hospital now. I don’t know what to do with myself. Please pray for her. She’s the sweetest soul I know.
@kjothesmartass Thank u so much for all your sweet thoughts. She may have a tumor on her pancreas, which freaks me out cause my other dog died frm it. @kjothesmartassThey’re doing ultrasound now. @kjothesmartass care, but most helpful to me is not to ask me how she is (imagine 2 thou twts). Just know I’ll update as soon as I have any scoop. @kjothesmartass How is it possible that my darling dog has a few months left (if she’s lucky), yet Dick Cheney lives on & on & on & on & on & on…..
I’m so sorry Kristen, I know how you feel about Pinky! xoxo
Kristen rescued Pinky, a pit bull that had been abused and starved, she was being used just to populate Pit Bull’s for fighting. Kristen took Pinky in and cared for her until she was healthy and happy, we’re praying for your beloved Pinky Kristen. All our love! xoxo
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