LynnNChicago Real Housewives Weekend News July 14, 2012
Real Housewives of Orange County – The Blogs
Even when the world had labeled Camille Grammer the most hated Housewife ever, she hadn’t done anything nearly as bad as Tamra Barney! This one truly rivals “she who must not be named” without a doubt! The way that she hurts people and tries to destroy lives it’s like she’s a character on a TV Show and not a real person. It is difficult to believe that there are truly people like Tamra Barney walking on this earth with us. It’s scary!
The most horrible housewife has posted a blog! I can’t wait to hear her excuses for her horrendous behavior. It’ll be a wonder if she even realizes that she’s acted like classless trash… She calls her blog “The Reals vs The Fakes”. This should be good.
Please let’s address the weave in the room. . .Austin Powers Fembot, Barbarella, Stepford Wife, Dolly Parton, bird’s nest, I have heard all the jokes. Hell, I had a great time on Twitter laughing at some of them! Okay I get it, it wasn’t my best hair day. I had a new hair person that put about 10 clip-in hair pieces and by the end of the day I had a headache from holding up that weave. Live and learn. . .right?
WOW, she is even blaming the horrible hair on her stylist, what no mirror? The headache was likely from yelling at everyone all day. Yuck!
The Reunion is a time for all of use to reflect on the past season and to throw daggers at each other’s character. No, it is never nice and it is not exactly the most mature thing to do. . .But damn it’s entertaining! I thought everyone looked beautiful and definitely held their own. It was interesting to see everyone’s spot on the couch. Boy have things changed. I was very happy to be on that side of the couch with my true friends, and I wouldn’t want it any other way. I break it down like this: The Reals vs. The Fakes. Now before you jump down my throat I am talking boobs people. . .or am I?
Entertaining? For whom? Beautiful? Well, that’s questionable and our fashion expert, Michelle already confirmed that we were right to be unimpressed. Who told Tamra it’s time to throw daggers at one another’s character? Is that what it says in her Bravo contract? Plenty of Housewives are able to participate in a reunion without becoming vile and cruel the way Tamra seems to do every season. This woman knows no boundaries and goes for the jugular.
Yes “things” have changed but Tamra hasn’t changed, she is the same trash we saw during her first season calling herself a “truck driver with tits”. The only thing Tamra changed is her target. Tamra is right about one thing, Bravo set up the ladies on the couch properly with the head mean girl in charge sitting in the #1 mean girl spot next to Andy!
Friends have definitely changed this season, and I am happy to say I am the happiest I have ever been in my life. Gretchen has tuned out to the best friend any girl could ask for. We talk all the time and text almost every day. Heather is amazing in every sense of the word. I am lucky to have both of them in my life.
It’ll be interesting to see the way both Tamra and Gretchen, who have both screwed over their ex-friends handle it when this new friendship ends. Now that they can see the way that each treat their ex-friends, that should give them both pause while building this friendship. Don’t reveal too much to each other unless you want it revealed at the next reunion or in the tabloids. What better way to judge a person than to see how they treat their ex-friends, ex-husbands and ex-boyfriends/girlfriends? Tamra is a huge failure as a person!
Now on to the other side of the couch. I would like to start off with Alexis. You have heard all of our arguments first hand, so I don’t feel that I really need to go there. What I would like to say is, I feel bad about the snarky comments I made all season to Alexis. I am a bit of a smart ass, and, let’s face it, she gives me good material. But the bottom line is Alexis is not a mean hearted person and it hurts me that my comments hurt her. However, we all signed up for this show that brings out the strongest part of our personalities for the others to judge. No one is being a bully because they are telling you what they think, this is what we ALL signed up for. Everybody has had a lot to say about everyone. No one is a innocent.
Is this a joke? True, Alexis is not a mean hearted person and it’s nice to see Tamra can admit that but Tamra is a vile hearted person! This is not what everyone signed up for Tamra, Jill Zarin made the same excuse. I cannot imagine that the Bravo contract requires these women to rip each other apart and it certainly doesn’t say you could be the victim of a cruel bitch like Tamra Barney.
I’m sure it is hard for some of us to hear the negative things others have to say, but it is also a great time to take note and work on those things.
It is interesting that Tamra keeps saying that this is a good opportunity for Alexis to work on herself and stop bragging about money and being pretentious, when is Tamra going to work on being a better, nice person? Alexis bragging is a whole lot easier to take than a vicious horrible woman like Tamra. Lucky for Alexis, hers is an easy fix, Tamra is trash and it’s embedded deep within her, good luck with that one Tamra.
After the reunion show wrapped, I went up to Alexis gave her a hug and apologized for hurting her feelings. I told her that I would like to go lunch to see if we can clear up some of this nonsense between us. I even invited her to go out to dinner with the other girls that night, but she declined. I meant every word and still hope that one day we can be okay with each other.
I hope Alexis continues to decline any invitation that Tamra extends, there is no way Tamra is sincere about wanting to make things right with Alexis. Why would anyone want to spend time with Tamra Barney? Tamra owes Alexis that apology and more, Alexis did absolutely nothing to Tamra and even refrains from speaking negatively about Tamra or anyone. Still Tamra continued to attack Alexis, screaming at her and enjoying every minute of it. Tamra is sick and twisted to have even approached Alexis after the way she treated her.
Vicki on the other hand has taking things to a whole other level. I don’t ever think I can go back to being her friend. I sat there on that couch and watched her deflect every question that came her way. . .It’s always someone else’s fault in her eyes. She takes responsibility for nothing and finds someone else to blame. From her passive aggressive comments to her downright lies. Her comments about how I “turned” on her is a mystery to me. I have never turned on her for one second. I have been nothing but a good friend to her for five years. I sat there many times when she went off on my ex-husband and I sat there like a child and let them both fight over what was best for me. I never challenged her for getting in between my marriage and definitely NEVER screamed at her for the nasty things she said to Simon. . .like I should have.
The fact that Tamra thinks that she should have screamed at Vicki basically tells us that she knows no other way to resolve conflict other than screaming profanity and lies at people. When it comes to Vicki, Tamra may have at one time had Vicki’s best interest at heart and may have been concerned but Tamra doesn’t have the smarts or the class to handle something like this properly.
Tamra brought up the “attack” on Vicki from two seasons ago as another attack on Alexis and Alexis reminded everyone that Vicki said, “Bring it on” – Alexis forgot to remind Tamra that she attacked Vicki that day too! She didn’t have Vicki’s back at all.
By the way, Vicki really needs to stop saying, “Bring it on”, she said the same thing to her daughter this season and it got her into more trouble again.
I heard about Brooks from Vicki four years ago, she claimed he was a “good friend,” someone she talked about all the time and often visited in Mississippi. It wasn’t until last year that I met him. I thought he was charming and made Vicki happy. About six months into getting to know him, I noticed that something was off. I could not put my finger on it but something with this guy Brooks (or should I say David, his real name) just didn’t make sense. Her friends, family, and office staff started calling me with the same feelings. Then an overwhelming amount of emails where coming through my fan page from people that have had “bad dealings” with Brooks. So of course I was concerned, who wouldn’t be? The bottom line: friends don’t let friends date losers!
Tamra is determined to justify her actions by pointing at how bad Brooks is and I don’t think anyone disagrees that Brooks is a loser but there are ways of going about handling this type of situation and clearly Tamra is clueless.
On to better things. I am excited to be going on a family vacation next week to NYC with all the kids and my god-daughter Kacey. It will be our first family vacation with Eddie as a family. . .I hope he survives! We are spending a few days in the city. The kids are very excited to go see The Lion King and the Statue of Liberty. Then we are going to spend a few days in the Hamptons with my WinesbyWives.com business partner Chris and his lovely family. Wines by Wives is sponsoring VH1 Save the Music charity event on July 21. If you’re in the Hamptons I hope you will attend, love to see you there. Enjoy your summer.
Apparently there was more to Tamra’s blog but Bravo cut it and asked her to save it for next week after the reunion finale, Tamra decided she knew better and posted this on Facebook:
My blog is up! Bravo removed my comments about Vicki’s nasty comments about me in her blog this week. They asked me to save it for next week. … as you know I do not have patients so here is what I have to add:
here are a couple comments from Vicki’s Blog I would like to address:” We went to Mexico together to celebrate my birthday and Eddie’s birthday months prior to the media exposing Brooks, and we told them our fears of introducing Brooks to the world. They both encouraged us and said we would show everyone our new boyfriends and to show how happy we both were”
This is a straight up LIE and Eddie has the text messages to prove it. Eddie went to lunch with Brooks before we started filming and told him that with all the recent stuff in the press about his child support issues that it would NOT be a good idea for him to film. Truth is Brooks did not like that comment and said that vicki could not be authentic if he was not thee to
film with her. Eddie told him he thought it was a bad idea considering his past, but he wanted too, to film very little and to keep out of the drama like he did.
“I would question Tamra, if Eddie didn’t have any money would you still be with him? I doubt it. Furthermore, Tamra does not work and it would be very difficult for her to support her three young children with no child support, Eddie. To say money doesn’t matter to Tamra, is being a “hypocrite.” Oops. . .did I say that?
First off, the love me and eddie share is magical. We both feel like the luckiest people in the world to have found each other. Eddie is the most loyal, loving, caring, compassionate, understanding, patient and motivating man I know, that is what makes him successful in my eyes and that Is why I love him so deeply. I am not a person that can be bought, I have worked hard my whole life to keep my self afloat, I am a survivor! I declined to ever receive alimony becuase I am capable of making my own money and don’t beleive that any ex should have to pay for their ex’s “life style”.
I have several contracts and endorsement deals,(one that I just signed today and cant wait to share) I am opening a fitness studio with my OWN money, Im raising 3 kids, I work for Bravo and NEWS ALERT…. We launched a very successful company called WWW.winesbywives.com….rememb
Overconfidence on Tamra’s part apparently leads her to believe that she can ignore a direction from Bravo. Possibly she thinks that since Bravo spent so much time and money on her engagement storyline, they won’t fire her ass but I’m hoping that she is dead wrong!
My response to Tamra that I am sure she will delete soon:
Lynn Nchicago Maybe Bravo was trying to save you from looking like an idiot. You should have listened to them, maybe they would have corrected your bad grammar, misspellings and just plain nastiness. There is not one redeeming quality in you. I hope Bravo fires you! HASTA
It is amazing to me that Tamra’s behavior has actually turned people to defend Vicki and her ridiculously obnoxious boyfriend Brooks but the truth is Tamra has successfully taken the focus away from just how bad Brooks really is and has put the focus on how horrible she is. Quite the task but Tamra managed to do it.
Regardless of what Andy Cohen says, Simon Barney is entitled to say whatever he wants to and when so many lies come out of his ex-wife’s vile mouth, he has the right to set the record straight, particularly when it comes to him and his children.
1st: It upsets me that my ex would bring up a personal private and confidential matter involving therapy with my kids, and then alter the facts of its purpose. The session she attended was set up weeks before she went to Bora Bora, and had nothing to do with her engagement.
2nd: She had already moved the kids into eddie’s house way before getting engaged. Not after as incorrectly stated.
3rd: I didn’t react badly or care about my ex getting engaged as stated on the show, I do however care what my kids feel and how things effect them. I put their well being as my first priority in life, and always will…..
I’m glad that Simon got his say and while he kept it short and sweet, I’m sure he would have liked to say a whole lot more. When Tamra appeared on Watch What Happens Live a viewer asked Tamra a question about a comment that Simon made and Andy Cohen ripped him apart saying, “shut the f*** up Simon!” Really Andy? Tamra should be allowed to lie and say anything she wants to say and Simon should remain silent? Why shouldn’t he have his say? Who is Andy to get involved anyway?
Why isn’t Andy seeing the negative comments about Tamra Barney? Viewers will likely tell him all that he needs to know by the ratings for part two of this vicious reunion. Just like the New York Housewives last season, we don’t want to see such a vile bitch on our TV on a show that is supposed to entertain us rather than spike our blood pressure.
Real Housewives of New Jersey
Caroline and Lauren Manzo appeared on Bethenny yesterday to talk about Lauren’s weight struggles and eventual lap band surgery. Bethenny was clearly concerned about sending the wrong message to viewers about an “easy way out” particularly since Bethenny is all about eating right and portion control.
Is it just me or does it look as if Caroline has gained a little bit of weight herself? Maybe her lap band needs adjusting?
Teresa Giudice wants back in the house. We hear the pushy “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star plans to meet with Bravo exec and host of “Watch What Happens Live” Andy Cohen this month to negotiate a return to the show, even though Bravo hasn’t yet confirmed a fifth season. “Teresa doesn’t want to wait till the last minute to negotiate her contract,” says a source close to the “Housewives” franchise. “She wants the job, and she’s nervous about waiting.” Last year, Bravo dramatically axed Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon and Cindy Barshop from “Real Housewives of New York City” before it started its fifth season to bring in new blood. Zarin told the Hollywood Reporter about the experience of playing the waiting game: “In June, it wasn’t even a question if they were inviting me back. By August, conversations started to change. They were hesitant to commit.” Giudice, following her successful appearance on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” wants to nip the wait in the bud. A Bravo rep said, “There’s been no official announcement about season five yet.” A rep for Giudice didn’t get back to us.
Teresa is traveling a lot, I don’t know how she does it all! Last weekend Teresa spent her weekend at the beach in the Jersey Shore with her kids. After a positive meeting with Andy Cohen on Tuesday, she’s off to Orlando this weekend, today (Saturday) she will be making an appearance at Barnes and Noble, if you’re in the area stop by and see her:
At 1, I will be at Barnes & Noble, Orlando/Colonial Plaza Market Ctr. Who’s coming?
I knew when I was coming to Orlando that I wanted to meet friends of the show! Today is going to be great!
Tomorrow come out and see me at Barnes & Noble, Orlando/Colonial Plaza Market Ctr, 2418 East Colonial Drive
Real Housewives of Atlanta
Yesterday reports of NeNe Leakes being fired spread like wildfire across the internet, so much so that NeNe felt she needed to address those reports on Twitter:
Defaming a persons character is what some people do best! I hav never had a physical altercation on our show
Real Housewives of New York
I just love WetPaint, they not only have the latest scoop but their editor now sends me an email with the articles directly which saves me a whole lot of time… Thanks to WetPaint!
Jill Zarin took a nasty swipe at her former Real Housewives of New York co-star Ramona Singer Wednesday during her first appearance on ABC’s Good Afternoon America. Claiming Ramona’s recent speaking event at the Learning Annex had been a bust, Zarin said she heard from a “source” that the event had been expecting 500 people, but that less than 100 had actually shown up.
Speaking exclusively with Wetpaint Entertainment, Ramona gave us her thoughts on Jill’s latest round of zingers.
“First of all, I was honored to be asked to speak at the Learning Annex,” Ramona told us. “Successful, notable business people like Donald Trump and Russell Simmons have spoken there. Jill has never been asked, so I think it’s definitely a case of sour grapes.”
“But I do want to clarify a few things. The size of the average Learning Annex class is 20 to 40 people. When you bring in a celebrity, the numbers start at about 50. I had about 150 people attend and they all pre-registered. So we KNEW who was coming. We didn’t expect more! And what Jill said about moving seats around is ridiculous.”
BRAVA Ramona! Well said and so true! It is interesting to me how the New York Housewives who were fired can’t seem to let go of the past, we see it here with “she who must not be named” and Simon VanKempen who actually created a web site that reports ONLY on Bravo ratings. The site is clearly meant to show a drop in ratings for Real Housewives of New York since his wife was fired, why else do this? It’s time-consuming and really sort of useless. How pathetic is that? It reeks of desperation.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Every season the Housewives have to take a trip together. While I don’t think Bravo (or the production company) forced any of these women to go on these trips (no Kelly, they don’t) I think it is strongly encouraged. The destinations have to keep getting better and better, how many times can you send them to the Caribbean? (a few more if you look at RHONY)
From Daily Mail:
They looked like bosom buddies at the airport today, but who knows how long the feuding cast of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills can keep smiling at one another.
Some cast members met today at Los Angeles airport for their flight to Paris, France.
It will be their first international trip as a group and it promises to be tres dramatique!
The Daily Mail reports that Taylor arrived at the airport alone and dressed down but still had an expensive handbag and shoes.
Unlike the other Housewives, the thin bottled blonde was dressed down in jeans and a T-shirt. Naturally, she accessorized wore high heels and an expensive hang bag.
Where are Lisa, Adrienne and Camille? Hopefully taking another flight. Why is Mauricio going along? hmm
Just three days ago Camille tweeted that she was in Hawaii, possibly she is skipping the trip to Paris. I’m surprised Bravo didn’t force her, huh Kelly?
kids are going on vaca with dad, so I am going on vaca with pals!! packing now
Thank you to all of you wonderful, amazing readers who send me links to the Housewives news. Love it! Lynn~
From The New York Post:
The son of Sylvester Stallone has been found dead in his Hollwood home.
Sage Moonblood Stallone, 36, was found dead this afternoon at an apartment, his attorney confirmed to The New York Post. And sources tell Page Six Sage Stallone is believed to have died following an overdose of pills.
The source said pills were found at his home, but it was unclear if his death was a suicide or accidental. The LAPD said the case has been referred to the coroner.
Sage’s attorney George Braunstein said Sage was found a couple hours ago in his home. He told The Post: “I have just gotten a report that he was found dead at his home.”
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