LynnNChicago Real Housewives of Orange County
Super Dad, Dr. Terry Dubrow! Did you all know we had a super-dad in our presence? I’m honored just to know his name. As the ladies arrive in Costa Rica, Alexis explains that she will only be with the ladies for two days. She has three young children and needs to get home to them. Heather has a husband who can perform plastic surgery on a patient while diapering the baby, feeding the other three and doing laundry. What a guy! We really should clone him and we should all own one.
Alexis explains that she no longer has a nanny and her husband has to work but Heather responds like a 5-year old and says that she doesn’t have a nanny either! So Heather’s husband either cleared his surgery schedule or he really is Super-Dad who can work and care for four children at the same time! Wow!
Is this woman serious? The ladies couldn’t find enough things to criticize Alexis for so they just criticized everything and I mean EVERYTHING about her. Her clothes, her make up, her husband, her traveling habits, everything she said and everything she did was all wrong. You name it, Alexis was wrong wrong wrong. So then why they would want her to stay longer than two days, what a contradiction. If she’s so horrible, why not relish the thought of her leaving a few days earlier than the rest of the group? No one left to pick on?
I don’t know, I think Vicki left a few morsels for the mean girls to chew on. She was acting a bit goofy and claimed she was just a happy girl trying to play some crazy alphabet game but of course Head Mean Girl in Charge, Tamra Barney insists that Vicki is unhappy. Maybe she is, maybe she isn’t but Tamra is not the judge and jury for everyone else’s life.
Tamra’s entire storyline is so contrived and scripted this season, she is the most fake and vile of all the Orange County Housewives. She’s happy, she’s engaged, she got the divorce she wanted (and created more drama with that than was necessary). Tamra has nothing, not even a tattoo anymore so why can’t she just shut up and be happy? She creates all of this Eddie drama and is so vulgar and mean to everyone else, how can someone who claims to be so happy be so miserable all the time? She has to be miserable to be this mean!
As the ladies went zip-lining (is that what it’s called?) there was a whole lot of ear shattering screaming yet they threatened to push Alexis as she was frozen with fear. Ain’t they nice? Ain’t they Joe?
Tamra managed to piss off Queen Vicki by calling her a hypocrite. Heather, not wanting to piss off either of the Alpha females says, “we all have our hot buttons”. Tamra notes that Vicki is acting strangely, as she doesn’t need Vicki anymore now that she has Gretchen, Tamra feels comfortable throwing the Vickster under the bus, she’s been doing it all season.
Honestly that dinner reminded me so much of New York’s scary island, I was waiting for a waiter to hand Ramona a glass of wine in the background. The ladies noticed that Gretchen was awfully quiet, “Is it because Slade isn’t here?” Gretchen admitted that she is rarely without her man by her side and told viewers that she kept quiet so that they didn’t start picking on Slade.
Imagine what it must be like to be with these women…. go ahead I’ll wait. (haha Mel)
Seriously, it has to be a living hell worried about everything you say, everything you do, what you wear, how you look, what you eat and knowing that at any moment you could be the target of the ultimate mean girls.
Gretchen need not have worried though, she got the memo, it was Alexis bashing night and not even Gretchen would remain silent. The guys apparently wanted to invite Jim Bellino to something, Dr. Terry, super-husband was going to call Jim and Alexis says that she doesn’t think her husband would want to spend time with a plastic surgeon who calls his wife “plastic”. Maybe Dr. Terry is pissed that he didn’t get to perform any procedures on Alexis?
It all began with the “White Elephant” in the room (although they were outdoors) Alexis had to confront Heather about the nasty comments that her husband made about her. A comment he said in front of Gretchen, who quickly passed it on to Tamra, who threw it directly into Alexis’ face. Tamra says that “the most successful plastic surgeon in Orange County thinks that Alexis is fake and phony” Well if Super-Dad, Super-Doctor said it, it must carry a lot of weight. The only problem is Dr. Terry hasn’t spent any time with Alexis, how does he know anything about her? It seems Dr. Terry, in addition to being super doc and super nanny is also an amazing judge of character simply by looking at Alexis, he knows exactly who she is and what she is all about. Dr. Terry needs to take a closer look at Tamra, just sayin’.
After Heather insists that she will speak for her husband, she will defend him and anything that he says, she quickly says, “My husband is off the table, he’s not here to defend himself”. In the meantime, Heather tells Alexis that she doesn’t like her bragging about all the things that she has. ”If you have it, you don’t talk about it.” Good advice Mrs. Super-Dad but maybe you’ve forgotten that you ALL do that!
Vicki chimes in telling Alexis that she makes her feel like Alexis is better than her. (if the shoe fits) The truth is Alexis is younger and much prettier than Vicki, and that is what makes Vicki insecure around Alexis. Vicki adds that she likely has more money than Alexis yet Alexis is out buying cars and stuff… Whose business is that? Alexis explains that she and her husband like nice cars, they buy vehicles that will likely appreciate in value, Tamra screams, “cars are a depreciating asset”. Suddenly this bitch knows anything about cars? Shut up Tamra!
Tamra doesn’t just give her two cents, she screams at the top of her lungs at Alexis and mentions Alexis comment from the reunion last season, “you’re buying a house with all cash, who says that?” Well, you would have said it too if you were questioned under fire by Andy Cohen about your home sale and your bank balance.
Yes, Gretchen has been quiet up until now but she can’t be the only one who is not attacking Alexis. Gretchen calls her pretentious. Wow, I would expect a true friend to maybe point out what a loving heart Alexis has, what a devoted wife and mother she is, maybe say one nice thing about her but nope, she joins the bandwagon. Here’s what Gretchen said on Twitter to defend herself:
@GretchenRossi how is delivering honest information in a loving way abandoning?
Is that what you all saw? Why pile on when everyone was already attacking Alexis? Not one person said one nice thing about her, this ridiculous exercise that they called an “intervention” was clearly just meant to make her feel bad about herself, nothing more. Does Gretchen’s explanation make sense to you?
If their intent was to improve Alexis, why not build her up and tell her some things that she does right. The truth is this was merely an attempt at making themselves feel better by slamming the younger, prettier Housewife. Tamra is no longer the “hottest Housewife” (not that she ever was) and she is clearly jealous.
The entire thing was really difficult to watch, exhausting and I was just hoping that Alexis would get up and walk away but she didn’t! She actually did pretty well particularly with Tamra as she told Tamra to look in a mirror at how mean she was all the time, maybe that is something Tamra needs to work on. No doubt about it, that would be a double overtime workload but Tamra absolutely needs to get cracking on that!
Next week we see Vicki saying that if Donn would take her back, she would go back. WHAT? ”I know I’m the one who executed the documents”…. yeah we know that too so what the hell are you talking about? I wonder if Brooks saw this for the first time last night with the rest of us or if Vicki warned him that this was in the show. The ladies don’t know what will make it to air until they preview the episodes just a few days before they air.
Do you think Brooks is ok with Vicki’s statement? Was Vicki just feeling a bit nostalgic? Was she drunk? What’s up with this?
Watch What Happens Live was just so wrong last night, I’m not even going to comment on it.
Pregnant in Heels by BB
Tonight’s episode is “When Baby Robots Attack.”
At her husband Daron’s suggestion, Rosie goes to a speech therapist. The therapist thinks Rosie sounds very young. She does. They go through several exercises and Rosie thinks it very strange but she’s going to see how it goes.
The first couple is Paula and Jay and they are having their first child. Jay is a workaholic and Paula is worried about getting his support when the baby comes. Paula is a personal chef and Jay is a fitness expert. Paula feels she comes in second to Jay’s career. Rosie meets with the couple. Paula gets the mommy IQ test. She fails the test. Paula feels overwhelmed and wants to be a team with her husband. She needs Rosie’s help to make him understand how important his help will be when the baby comes. Rosie gives Jay the baby IQ test. He has no clue and does worse than Paula if that’s even possible. Jay tells Rosie how busy he is but that he’s the owner of his own business and he can delegate and is willing to make the time. Rosie is going to put them to test to see how well they will work together.
Jenay and Will are having a hard time deciding who will be the godmother of their baby daughter. They are both attorneys. The choice is between her sister Monique and her best friend Desiree. They both want to be the godmother. What’s wrong with having two? The couple tells Rosie they will be having a big baby dedication in their church. Their godmother is not only going to be responsible for their daughter’s spiritual guidance, but it sounds more like total guardianship if something happens to them both. Jenay is very indecisive and that’s something that really bothers Rosie. Jenay wants her daughter to be well dressed (huh?) and be raised in the church. Rosie is going to have to come up with a plan to help Jenay come to a decision.
Rosie meets with Jenay, Monique and Desiree for lunch. Rosie asks Desiree what Monique’s weakest points are and vice versa. Rosie gives them a religious IQ test.
They each turn their teacups over and each get a bell to ring when they know the answer to the questions. Monique answers the first question correctly. Monique gets the second and third questions right too. Desiree and Monique each get the fourth question wrong. Monique eventually answers it correctly. Monique won the first round of the godmother wars. Jenay asks Desiree if she would take her daughter to church if something happened to her. Desiree says if something happens to both Jenay and Will, she would do it. Otherwise, not. Jenay is thinking Desiree better step it up because if her decision were based on the first phase of the godmother wars, she would not be chosen. By the way, I knew the answers to all of Rosie’s questions from the bible. I’m sure there is something about being boastful not being a good thing in the bible. Forgive me, Lord.
Rosie holds a class with couples including Jay and Paula. Jay and Paula do not do very well in the class. Jay’s cell phone keeps ringing and both Paula and Jay act bored, but they finally start getting it after 8 hours of class. At the end of the day, they start doing some birth breathing exercises. Jay counts out loud and Paula tells him to shut up and starts arguing with him in a disrespectful way. Rosie is starting to see why Jay might work so much. That night, Rosie brings Paula and Jay a robot baby. It needs to be fed, burped, changed, swaddled and put to bed. The baby starts crying and they feed it for about three minutes. Of course the baby is still hungry and keeps crying. Paula wants to walk the baby around and Jay wants to give the baby the bottle. Paula is brushing Jay off. They are a hot mess running around like chickens with their heads cut off. Rosie takes over and burps the baby and it stops crying. Rosie tells them they need to keep calm. Rosie leaves them alone with the baby. They put the baby down. Paula starts dinner and Jay gets on his computer. The baby starts crying and crying and crying. Paula doesn’t want Jay to help but then she gets mad when he gets on his computer. She leaves the room with the crying baby frustrated.
In the second leg of the godmother wars, Rosie gets each woman to spend 15 minutes with a three year old child and tells them they need to teach him something. Monique tries to teach him to jump and he’s not interested. He’s not interested in which fruit does not belong with the others game either. Monique spends most of her time chasing the three year old around. Monique is not looking good. It’s Desiree’s turn. Desiree is not used to being around little kids. She tries to teach him the hokey pokey and is not successful. Desiree finally gets the little boy to play a counting game. Desiree wins this round. There are two challenges left.
Rosie has the computer results of the Paula and Jay robot baby test. They are not good. She asks them what happened. Paula is blaming Jay for being half focused on his job. Jay thinks it’s a communication problem between the two of them. Rosie agrees with Jay. They need some teambuilding exercises immediately.
Since Jenay likes fashion, Rosie asks Monique and Desiree to each select a dress for Jenay to wear to the baby dedication. Jenay prefers Monique’s choice. One godmother contest round to go and Monique is ahead. Desiree better bring it on if she wants to win.
Rosie takes Paula and Jay to a teambuilding expert. She gets them to do some breathing and stretching exercises to loosen them up. Paula is getting frustrated. Next they do some trust exercises. They are way too uptight with each other. The expert gets them to face each other and Rosie points out that Paula asks Jay for attention but then she pushes him away. Jay says he tries and tries and then he just gives up. Rosie tells him he doesn’t need to give up so easily. Jay tells Paula she has to trust him and they have some touchy feely moments. Paula finally feels that maybe she’s not in it by herself. Rosie is confident they are on the right track.
Back to Will and Jenay. Jenay is close to making her decision. Monique and Desiree each have to bring a gift for Jenay’s baby to dinner with Rosie, Will and Jenay. Monique gives them a children’s bible. Desiree thinks it’s lame and obvious and she says so. Desiree gives them a charm bracelet so that she can add a charm for each important event in their daughter’s life. She also tells them she wants to expose her to different cultures. Monique and Desiree get into a back and forth exchange about what each can offer Will and Jenay’s daughter. The two are asked to leave and Jenay says she appreciates Desiree’s gift more. Jenay has to make a decision. The two women come back and Jenay finally explains what strengths each woman has, but she chooses Desiree as the godmother.
Paula and Jay have a baby boy named Max. Will and Jenay present their baby girl named Leila at the baby dedication.
Thanks BB, great job as always!!! xoxo Love ya! Lynn~
BASKETBALL WIVES By Detox
Welcome back to another episode of Basketball Wives! This is not just any old episode, however. It is the season finale. So, let’s get started:
The episode again begins in Tahiti right where we were when the last episode ended: outside of Jenn’s bungalow with Evelyn, Tami, Kenya and Shauni. Evelyn is still ranting about putting everything on the table and being “real.” She says that Jenn does not want to talk about anything because her whole existence is a lie (Jenn’s “existence” looks pretty real to me on my television screen. Maybe I am missing something. Anyhoo…).
Shauni decides to separate from the group and go by herself to talk to Jenn. She interviews that Jenn goes to twitter, to blogs and to magazines to air out her issues, and this is what has been causing problems. She tells Jenn that Jenn cannot tweet things that could be seen as disrespectful. Jenn says that she does not start anything on twitter. Rather, she responds to hostile and baiting tweets issued by Evelyn and her crew. Shauni tells Jenn that she does not know who started what, and she is not quite sure about the tweets discussed by Evelyn because she did not see them herself.
Shauni then explains to Jenn that Evelyn cannot understand why Jenn can give interviews and write blogs and tweet about the situation, but she cannot sit down and talk to Evelyn. She further explains that Evelyn is now at the point where she can have a civil conversation with Jenn without all the extra drama, and this is what Evelyn tried to do by approaching Jen at their table earlier (I’m sorry, but I think I saw some “extra drama” after Evelyn approached that table last week, but maybe that’s just me.). Shauni says that Jenn should expect that there will obviously be some below-the-belt comments from Evelyn because that is what they both have been doing to each other.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch (well, actually, just outside Jenn’s bungalow), Evelyn tells Tami and Kenya that she just wants to discuss everything with Jenn so she can finally have closure.
Back in Jenn’s bungalow, Jenn tells Shauni that, at this point, everything has gotten to be so tit-for-tat and so stupid (Amen!). She notes that, like Evelyn, she could throw dirt all day long, but she chooses not to go that route. Shauni again tells Jenn that Evelyn feels like Jenn’s tweets, interviews and blogs have been antagonistic, and, in Shauni’s opinion, this is the reason things are now so ugly between them. She tells Jenn that she personally would like to see Jenn and Evelyn sit down and talk “because it’s at the point of no return on some ugly stuff.” Shauni interviews that she is tired of this entire situation (So are we, Shauni. So are we.).
Outside, Evelyn tells Kenya and Tami that she is very angry, and she begins to cry. Tami walks over to give her a hug. Wiping away tears, Evelyn says that Jenn tried to make her look bad simply because she chose to be with Chad Ochocinco, her fiancé (In my opinion, this is the root issue of all of Evelyn’s anger). Evelyn interviews that she got emotional because it is really sad that someone she loved and cared about — namely, Jenn — can hurt her like this. She does not really know why, but she speculates that Jenn is giving interviews and talking about Evelyn’s relationship for her own fame and to keep herself relevant (Ego much, Evelyn?).
Back in Jenn’s room, Jenn tells Shauni that “them bitches” go on twitter and “talk sh*t” about her all day long. Shauni refuses to be dissuaded from her mission and again asks Jenn why these things cannot be discussed with Evelyn. Jenn says she honestly has no desire to even talk about it anymore because she feels that — with everything that has happened — the damage is irreparable. So continuing to talk about it is pointless (I agree. I think this horse died about 13 episodes ago. We are actually dealing with a horserug at this point!). Shauni tells Jenn that she gets it, but she hopes that Jenn can just think about what she said. That is all she is asking of her. She tells Jenn that she does not want to see the situation get any uglier than it already is. Jenn responds that, in her opinion, whenever Evelyn has an audience, she puts on an act to show off. If Evelyn really wants to talk to her, she is amenable to Evelyn coming to her room so they can sit and talk by themselves (and the camera crew and the millions of viewers who will be watching when this episode airs). Jenn says she does not want to do that right now because she is a little annoyed; however, she is open to doing this in the future. As she gets up to leave, Shauni tells Jenn that she will pass this message on to Evelyn.
Back at Evelyn’s “pity party,” Kenya tells Evelyn that she is going to have to start not caring about what Jenn says or does. Otherwise, she will be upset all the time. Tami agrees with Kenya. Kenya tells Evelyn that she has got to let it go. Evelyn incredulously looks at Tami and asks, “You would let it go if she kept publically talking sh*t?!” They all start laughing hysterically because it goes without saying that Tami, of all people, would definitely not let it go if she were in Evelyn’s shoes (In fact, Tami would be in jail for the attempted or actual murder of Jenn if she were in Evelyn’s shoes.).
They decide to finally stop hovering outside of Jenn’s bungalow and go to the bar to get a shot (Just what Tami needs: more alcohol!). Shauni interviews that she is totally done being the mediator. She has asked both Evelyn and Jenn to be adults. If they can do it, wonderful! If not, she is totally washing her hands of the whole situation.
After leaving Jenn’s bungalow, Shauni joins Evelyn, Tami and Kenya near the bar. She tells Evelyn that Jenn is amenable to talking to her one-on-one without anyone else around, but she will do it when she is ready. Jenn felt Evelyn tried to force her to talk earlier, and she is not ready yet. Shauni says she thinks Jenn does not want other people to hear whatever is going to come out of Evelyn’s mouth (…Ummm…what about the cameras and that whole national viewing audience, Shauni?!). She says Jenn denied doing an interview, and any tweets she sent were in response to tweets that “you guys tweet about her.”
At this point, Evelyn gives Shauni an incredulous look. Shauni responds to this look by telling her that Jenn said that “you guys tweet about her all the time.” Tami jumps in and asks, “Who is ‘you guys?’” Shauni said she did not ask Jenn about all of that.
Evelyn interviews that Jenn is lying because she has done interviews. She says that everything is not meant to be discussed publically and, for some reason, Jenn feels the need to do that all the time. She again surmises that Jenn does this to keep her name out there and to keep herself relevant.
Shauni tells the group that she has a feeling this is going to get uglier. Tami agrees (and she, of all people, would definitely know about ugly!).
That night, Shauni, Tami, Evelyn and Suzie (who has magically re-appeared after spending the day in her room getting over an insect bite to her eyelid) meet for dinner. They all say they are homesick. Tami interviews that a lot has happened on this trip. She is “over it” and just emotionally drained. Evelyn updates Suzie on what she missed. She also says that she feels like she should not have to be the one reaching out to talk to Jenn when Jenn is the one who “pretty much started all of this.” Suzie interviews that she is not really sure why Jenn even came on this trip (She was contractually obligated to do so, maybe?) because she has hardly been talking to or hanging out with anyone.
The next day, Evelyn, Tami, Shauni and Suzie are all lounging on the beach. Jenn finally emerges from her bungalow and walks over to them. She interviews that she took time to re-group and get her head together. So now she is ready to meet with the rest of the group. Tami interviews that, at this point, they are “over it” when it comes to Jenn.
Jenn greets everyone as she is having a seat, and she is met with silence. After a few awkward moments, Jenn asks Evelyn if she wants to talk. Evelyn, with an attitude (of course), nastily responds that she wanted to talk yesterday. Evelyn then asks Jenn if she realizes that she started everything. When Jenn asks her how, there is a flashback to their arguments and fights, which began last season when Evelyn confronted Jennifer about giving a less than glowing interview about Chad Ochocinco. Evelyn interviews that Jenn never takes responsibility for her part in anything. On the beach, Evelyn then basically rants and blames everything on Jenn (…Ummm…just who is not taking responsibility again? I’m confused).
Evelyn then launches into a new rant about another interview she claims Jenn just gave to a magazine even though she has been repeatedly warned that this kind of thing leads to tension and problems between them. Jenn denies doing this interview. Tami jumps in and says this is not true because she is good friends with the editor (Jamie Foster Brown) of this magazine (“Sister 2 Sister” magazine), and implies that she spoke to Jamie about it. Jenn says that, at the time, she thought she was only having an off-the-record conversation with Jamie. It was not supposed to be an official interview. Evelyn and Tami appear skeptical.
Evelyn then demands certain things from Jenn: “Stop doing interviews about me and stop being fake!” She then warns Jenn about all of the skeletons in Jenn’s closet. Jenn responds that they all have skeletons. Evelyn says that, unlike Jenn, she is open with everyone, including her fiancé, about her skeletons. So, that is not a problem for her (unlike Jenn is the implication). She interviews that Jenn acts like she does not know what is going on or what Evelyn is talking about, and she knows that this is just an act.
Going back to the discussion about Jenn’s “skeletons,” Evelyn references “the Vegas thing” and says she took the blame for it (Meanwhile, I am wondering what the hell all of this talk about skeletons and Vegas has to do with the price of tea in China? Where does this conversation even fit into the equation?! Like most weak debaters, Evelyn is resorting to personal attacks because she cannot think and argue logically and coherently.).
Jenn, in so many words, says, “So what?!” Evelyn responds that Jenn tries to make Evelyn “look a certain way” when she does certain things too (It seems to me that Evelyn is trying to say that Jenn acts like butter does not melt in her mouth when she is just as slutty as Evelyn is.). Jenn tells Evelyn that she is not worried about Evelyn’s vagina (Neither are we, Jenn. Neither are we.). She is only concerned with her own vagina. Evelyn then goes on another nonsensical rant about how Jenn must not be worried about her own vagina because she allegedly had sex without a condom with *bleep* (Again…WTF?!! Who cares? Weak debater). Jenn interviews that they all have skeletons. She say that, in fact, Evelyn has a “whole cemetery” full of them, but she does not care. She simply wants Evelyn to leave her alone.
At this point, seemingly out of nowhere, Tami decides to jump in and confront Jenn. She angrily tells Jenn that Jenn never takes responsibility for anything (like Tami always does…Ummm, wait…NOT!!). Tami interviews that all of this could have been squashed earlier if Jenn would have taken responsibility (So much for being neutral, Tami!).
Continuing her pattern of being mature and logical, Evelyn then tells Jenn that many people cannot stand her. Jenn responds that she is good because she has great friends in her life. Evelyn interviews that, unlike her, Jenn has no loyalty to anyone in her life, and this is the big difference between them. Evelyn says she is real big on loyalty (Never mind that she has revealed confidences Jenn shared during their friendship on national television! She is LOYAL, Dammit!! That’s her story, and she is sticking to it!).
Evelyn, again being mature and classy, tells Jenn that she is “the new non-motherf*cking factor!” and basically dismisses her. Jenn is apparently so devastated by this (insert sarcasm here) that she calmly looks at Evelyn and, without raising her voice or even blinking, simply says, “…Whatever…” (Sigh). That is basically the end of the whole discussion. Evelyn interviews that she is a ride-or-die chick. Jenn is not. Jenn interviews that she feels she has done nothing wrong. Evelyn interviews that she is happy to no longer have Jenn in her circle or in her world.
Kenya interviews that she saw Jenn talk to the group and later go back into her bungalow. She decides to go over and check on her. Jenn tells Kenya that she just had a “pointless and useless” conversation. She notes that the last time she saw Evelyn, before Tahiti, Evelyn had jumped on a table before she proceeded to throw something at her. She tells Kenya that she and Evelyn just ended things on a “weird” note. With regard to Shauni and Tami, Jenn says she has nothing against them, and she never did. At this point, she is simply “over everything.” Jenn interviews that, at that particular point, she realized that nothing would ever get resolved. So, she decided to leave Tahiti. She says that, although she could have done things differently, she did what she felt was best at that time, in that moment. Kenya interviews that she decided to leave with Jenn so she could be there for her.
Next, we see Jenn and Kenya leaving with their luggage in tow. As they are walking away, they pass the pool where Suzie happens to be swimming. Suzie interviews that she saw Kenya and Jenn leaving with their luggage, but, being the mature woman that she is, she decided to hide underwater so she could avoid having to talk to them or tell them goodbye (Shut up, Suzie!). Jenn interviews that she went on the Girls’ Trip because it had been a tradition. Now, she wants to step outside of this group and do other things (Good for her!).
That night, Shauni, Evelyn, Tami and Suzie get together for dinner. Suzie, who is also known as “Miss AT&T” (because she is “Always Talkin’ & Tellin”), tells the group that she saw Jenn and Kenya leaving earlier that day with all of their luggage. The group seems surprised. Evelyn says that she now knows that her friendship meant nothing to Jenn because Jenn did not even take the opportunity to apologize to her (…Ummm…WHAT?!). Likewise, Tami interviews that all of this has made her lose respect for Jenn (Again…Ummm…WHAT?!).
At a certain point, during the dinner, Evelyn hands out gift bags with handwritten individual notes to each of them. Shauni and Evelyn read their notes aloud. The notes are sweet and sentimental, and Tami gets teary-eyed. As a gift, they each received a makeup palette case from Evelyn’s new makeup line, “E by Evelyn Lozada” (Plug, Plug). After they read their notes aloud, they launch right back into being immature, passive-aggressive and nasty about Jenn and her own Lucid lip-gloss line. Tami says, “Now THIS is a makeup LINE…unlike some other lines I’ve heard of where all they have is 4 different lip glosses and nothing else.” (Shut up, Tami!).
Everyone makes it out of Tahiti in one piece, and they are all now back in Miami.
Royce and Tami meet for lunch. Royce tells Tami that they have to discuss Kesha and what happened between Tami and Kesha in Tahiti. She interviews that she needs to get Tami’s side of the story. There is then a quick scene showing Kenya telling Royce her version of what happened. Royce flat out asks Tami if she took Kesha’s purse, and Tami admits that she did. Tami expresses anger about Kesha discussing what happened between them behind her back. Royce interviews that Tami is being hypocritical about being angry that Kesha discussed what happened between them behind her back because Tami is sitting with Royce discussing what happened between them behind Kesha’s back right this very moment. Tami interviews that Royce overstepped her bounds. She also says that Royce is not acting like a friend to her because she is taking Kesha’s side. Tami tells Royce, “Your friend, Kesha, is pitiful and meek.” Royce disagrees. Tami interviews that she and Royce will have to agree to disagree, or they are no longer going to be friends. She also says that she does not appreciate Royce chastising her.
Next, Evelyn, Shauni, Tami and Suzie meet for yet another dinner. Shauni interviews that the group is now fractured, and this is the core group that remains. At the dinner, some of the other women remark about “the Circle” (of hyenas) being smaller. Evelyn mentions her upcoming wedding. She says she has changed her mind about having more kids because she has her daughter, and Chad has enough children for the both of them (I’ll say!). Tami says she is thinking of moving to L.A. and making it her permanent base (Good! Now, go and never come back to grace my TV screen ever again, you beast!!) because it will be best for both her and her daughters’ careers. She says she lived there for over 20 years.
Tami then brings up Kesha and says that Kesha is “dead in the water” as far as she is concerned. According to Tami, Kesha is “a weak-ass bitch.” (Such class and grace that Tami has, I tell ya!). Shauni (stirring the pot as usual) asks Tami how her negative feelings toward Kesha will affect her relationship with Royce, considering that Royce and Kesha are such good friends. After much contemplation, Tami responds in a reasonable, measured and classy way by saying, “F*ck Royce!!” She says she does not like that Royce has been taking up for Kesha instead of remaining neutral. Because of that, this may be the end of her friendship with Royce. Evelyn interviews that she is not surprised that Tami is going this route with Royce because she is being self-protective (and immature and weak as hell).
Evelyn again takes the floor and tells the group that there is no hope for her friendship with Jenn (Ya think??!!). She does not wish Jenn any harm. She just realizes that Jenn has become a different person. In Evelyn’s opinion, fame and new friends have changed Jenn (for the better as far as this viewer is concerned).
Shauni says she does not think things will ever be the same, and the group agrees (because they all want to keep their jobs. Shauni is an executive producer after all).
Finally, we come to the most contrived scenes that, in my opinion, were taped and edited in after the huge backlash that has occurred this season in response to the reprehensible behavior of some members of the cast (I’m looking at you, Evelyn and Tami!). Shauni is having a nice wholesome dinner with all of her kids at her home in L.A. She interviews that she is the type of person who prefers “no drama” (Really?! She sure fooled the hell out of me these past 4 seasons! Who knew?!). She says that the group is taking a turn for the worse, and she does not know what to do about it.
We then see Shauni visit with her Pastor (Really?!?!). She interviews that she has decided to visit with him in order to get an outside opinion. She tells him that things have become “crazy” because there have been many arguments and actual physical fighting amongst her group of friends. When the Pastor inquires as to the reasons for the arguments, she basically says they are “mainly he say/she say” with lots of cursing. She says that 2 of her friends have destroyed a 14-year friendship, and, in her opinion, she is more bothered by this than either of them. She interviews that she does not understand why her friends cannot resolve their disputes like adults instead of using tweets, blogs and interviews. Shauni tells her Pastor that she can no longer defend it or stand by it. She finds herself often wondering what other people really think about her when she is in a business meeting, and she is particularly self-conscious when it comes to doing business with another African-American. Shauni says she knows it should not matter to her, but it does. She says she wonders if they think she is a ghetto hot mess (and the implication is that this perception is a result of the terrible behavior on a show with an all African-American and minority cast where Shauni is, not only an Executive Producer, but also a cast member).
In response, her Pastor advises that the things she is describing do not even sound like Shauni’s character. He says, “This is not you.” He asks her if she is willing to lose her friendship with these women. Shauni says this is not what she wants, but she may be forced to make that decision. The Pastor tells Shauni that it sounds like she is in a valley, and she needs to come back to the mountaintop; however, in order to do that, she may have to leave some of her friends behind in the valley.
Those are very profound words. The Pastor seems sincere. Shauni, on the other hand…Well, that is another matter entirely. I find it very interesting that she suddenly had this epiphany when, before the backlash, in response to negative tweets and commentary about the show, her responses and attitude were basically a flippant, “Well, don’t watch! We’re still making money and will be renewed.” I also find it a bit insulting and disrespectful to the intelligence of the viewer.
Next week, stay tuned for Part 1 of the 2-part Reunion.
Thanks Detox! Great job can’t wait for the reunion blog!!! xox Lynn~
Who doesn’t love rappin’, fun lovin’, costume wearin’ Jenni Pulos from Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis and Flipping Out? Now she’s found her happily ever after, I couldn’t be happier for her and she looks amazing!
From US Weekly
Following a six month engagement to Chicago-based orthopedic surgeon Jonathan Nassos, the reality star swapped vows in an afternoon church ceremony Sunday.
Pulos’ Bravo costar Zoila Chavez served as a bridesmaid while her boss, Jeff Lewis, looked on as Pulos and Nassos said their “I dos.”
The reality star wore a longsleeve lace gown made by her friend, designer Marc Bower.
“Yesterday, by far, the happiest day of my life,” the new Mrs. Nassos wrote on her WhoSay page Monday, along with a photo of her with her new husband.
Confirming her engagement to Nassos in November 2011, Pulos — who was previously married to her former Flipping Out star Chris Elwood — told Us Weekly she was over-the-moon to have found her perfect match.
“Don’t ever give up on love! Have faith and believe. We are excited and so grateful we found each other,” she said.
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