“Holidazed & Confused” RHONY S10 E9

In this pocket- sized edition of Ra-hony, I want to cover four things…

  • the continuation of the Carole & Bethenny fight
  • Luann’s finding out about Tom (again)
  • Ramona yelling at Bethenny
  • “Next time on the Real Housewives of New York”

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Point 1: Am I the only one confused about this fight? Is it just because Bethenny called Adam an operator? Is it because Carole didn’t support Bethenny with Puerto Rico? Is there something deeper we are missing? OH! What about Carole dragging Luann into it (“You called Luann a loser!”) & Lu and B almost squaring off (which luckily they got over quick) ??? How funny was it though, when Carole and Bethenny started round two as the girls were partying downstairs LOL LOL LOL LOL !!!! And after all of it, I think they made up in the end? Does anyone know for sure? Oh well, B liked my tweet (see below), so I’m team Bethenny all the way!

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Point 2: “And he has some busted up, banged up girlfriend!” This whole scene could not have been better: the “keep quiet” head shake by Ramona, Bethenny’s use of the the terms ‘girl code’ & ‘uncool,’ and the ending with Lu calling him a dick, exclamation point … PRICELESS! What makes it even crazier is we all know this leads to what happens in Palm Springs over Christmas Eve, as Luann discussed taking her soon to be infamous trip.

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Point 3: First off, WHY IS HER DOG IN THE STREET? Maybe that wasn’t the first thing you noticed, perhaps instead it was Ramona answering, “This is Ramona” like, do you not have Bethenny saved in your phone? Per their conversation, Ramona totally enjoys when other people argue! (umm, who threw out the word “puppet” in regards to the Bethenny/Carole fight??) Ramona also immediately ran to Carole at the blood drive, spewing that Bethenny thinks Carole’s lonely & sad … but lastly, what might be most noteworthy here is the iconic Ra. mon. uh. yell. ing. at. some. one. sound. ing. like. a. type. write. rrrr. mom. ment! (Head tilt, head tilt, head tilt). “Oh. my. gosh. Beth. enny! You. do. not. su. pport. other. women!”

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Point 4: Thinking the episode was over, I looked forward to watching the “next time” moment, but quickly learned I was not ready;  I was left SHOOK!!! THE MOMENT HAS COME FOR LUANN’S ARREST AND BRAVO PLAYED A NEVER BEFORE SCENE PORTION OF THE FREAKING POLICE VIDEO ON THE NEXT TIME SEQUENCE!! THEN, the news footage was played, where you can clearly see she’s wasted; did you know the judge told her to stop drinking and to get a lawyer ? I didn’t. THEN, all the girls were gossiping gossiping gossiping. Next week’s episode is going to be TELEVISION CHANGING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Pit inducing!

RHONY is the gift that keeps on giving and has been the best franchise for a while now. If you disagree, @ me! No really! Please follow me on Twitter @myhollywoodh & Instagram at myhollywoodhangover !!!!

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This Season on the Real Housewives of Potomac

Car crashes, geriatric grannies, Nemacolin, dizzy bitches, & scentertainment

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Going into it’s third season, the Potomac ladies have officially made it; they have all the things you need to be a longstanding housewife franchise: arguments, trips, everyone insisting on everyone apologizing to everyone, and closed door conversations. However, My Hollywood Hangover is here to get more in depth.

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The Women

Since the first season and her “spring chicken” tagline, I’ve always been Team Ashley. I think I tend to gravitate to the younger housewives because I can relate more to them (except Meghan King Edmonds; I never liked her once). I think Ashley is gorgina, fun, & playful. . Plus, Ashley’s had the best reaction faces this season (or possibly of any season, of any franchise!).

 

Watching her last week, arguing with her mother, was devastating to watch and my whole heart goes out to her for that.

I also a big fan of the green eyed monsters (I think that’s what Monique called them). Gizelle has been my other long standing favorite of Potomac, where as I didn’t really love Robin. But, I respect Robin, and all she’s going through with Juan, plus you have to admit, Gizelle and Robin together are TV gold!

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I feel pretty indifferent about Candiace … I  like her, but don’t loooove her (I never do with the new girls though).

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The women I am truly not not not here for however, are Karen, Monique, and messy messy Charrisse (who I am beyond glad is no longer full time). I’ve never liked how Karen thinks “she’e so above everyone dahling”, plus you can just see how she’s lying about Ray, his legal issues, and “blue eyes.”

Monique thinks since she made it a second season, she’s the new star of the show, smoking her cigars left and right … only to inhale and throw up in the bushes?! What the … ?? I also completely completely agree with the fact that her reputation could be ruined by the accusation of having a drinking problem or being too drunk to drive. But I am so confused as to how she would just fall asleep in the middle of the day driving, enough to hit a tree, and then hop on a bus for a girls’ trip the next day was it, like nothing happened. I’d be devastated if something like that happened to me, and would probably want time with my family to reflect. Oh well, not in her shoes right?

And finally, Charrisse? Girl there is a reason you are just a side piece this season.

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Booooo.

 

Nemacolin

First off, this moment,   Image result for real housewives of potomac season 3 gif   was PRICELESS! Ashley did look like a younger version of Karen! I also loved how Ashley could repeat so many lines from past seasons; I’m also glad Karen had a sense of humor about it!

The trip looked really fun, and I was happy to see the ladies not afraid to try activities in nature! While we got to see some fun arguments (Charrisse v. Candiace, Karen v. Gizelle), Nemacolin also taught us a few things: Karen can be an angry drunk, Ray once asked Karen for a divorce, & Karen may set Charrisse up with “blue eyes.”

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Ashley claimed Karen & Mr. Blue Eyes were spotted … at Ashley’s restaurant, Oz! That is extremely hard for me to believe. Think about it: if you’re having a date with the person you’re having an affair with, why would you go to your friend’s restaurant?! Perhaps it wasn’t a date, but they had too much to drink and that was how the “compromising position” occurred? Or, it just didn’t happen like Karen said (shoulder shrug) ????????

Revelations & Conversations 

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Well, this was the image we were left with before tonight’s episode airs. I’m excited to see where the rest of the season goes. I really hope the ladies take a longer, across the ocean trip because I’m certain drama would ensue if they did. I could care less about Karen’s perfume or Candiace’s wedding (think it will air on TV?), but I do hope Ashley gets things worked out with her mom & husband, and I hope Gizelle gets some answers from Sherman because she deserves a good man!

Here’s to us all watching!

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Spring Break Updates

Tomorrow the hubs and I set off to beautiful Florida because it’s my …

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I’ve been so behind on shows, plus have had way too many hours of Bachelor to watch and Oscar movies to catch up on (we finally saw Three Billboards!), so I haven’t had time to sit and pour my thoughts out on it all. Now, we’re about to leave for a week’s vacation (much needed mind you, but I will miss my lazy tv days). However, before we leave I have a few highlights from my week in entertainment I just have to share …

Morning Breath Drama

Image result for the morning breathSERIOUS justice for Claudia and Jackie. If you don’t know the story, simply google “Girl With No Job scandal.”  I’m not going to dive deep into it, but I will say this: you can’t help who your parents are or the crazy thoughts they may put into your head while raising you, AND as an adult, you can’t change the very stupid things you said as a teenager. The Oshry sisters are some of the funniest, social media millennial influencers, SO BRING BACK THE BREATH!


RHONY Trailer

Image result for real housewives of new york trailerThe Real Housewives of New York return in April and the show looks AMAZING! While many of us have been speculating what would be shown, we found out Bravo will be including Bobby Zarin’s death and Luann’s arrest. We’ll also see Dorinda drunk slurring like always, Bethenny going off, and the trailer didn’t even get to the dramatic boat ride! Overall, I feel confident to say this season is going to bring. it! (RHOP trailer dropped during the writing of this post; it looks pretty awesome as well!!)

Oscars 

@shalexandej tweeted: “Something you might hear us filmheads saying today is that “The Oscars are like my super bowl!!” and that’s only because we love film so much”

Showing I agree with @shalexandej must be why I sat through 3 and 1/2 hours of the award show Sunday night (plus the Red Carpet) to see which films were awarded this year. For my FULL recap, please go follow me on Twitter: @myhollywoodh (I live tweeted the entire thing!) My favorite moment from the 90th Academy Awards was all the movie montages because beyond the speeches, dresses, & any controversies, it’s about THE MOVIES (just as @shalexandej said)! I was SUPER happy to see Jordan Peele win, and utterly shocked that a movie about a love affair between a deaf girl and sea monster could win Best Picture! But, I have yet to see it. Who knows, it may be the next movie I watch on repeat to help curb my hangovers (the movie that currently holds this spot is Bring It On) !!

Bach Finale

Image result for bachelor finaleI probably should dedicate an entire post (or two) to discuss all my thoughts on what went down this week in Bachelor Nation. Sadly, we don’t have the time. (As always, you can see all my thoughts on Twitter; I live tweeted this event too!)

Here is what I saved into my notes on my phone as I watched the Becca breakup: “This is making me sick to my stomach and I KNEW it was coming the whole time (I read spoilers). I can’t FATHOM FOR THE LIFE of me why ABC would show this! Why is it being filmed in the first place, like did Arie contact production and say ‘Hey I’m feeling this way?’ and they’re like ‘You can only feel this way if we can film it?!'” (I did read somewhere that apparently Arie broke up with her on camera because he thought it would give Becca a better chance at being the Bachelorette?? For f***’s sake!)

Then came Tuesday and I continued saving notes to my phone saying, “Why did Arie propose to Becca in the first place; we could ALL see he was obsessed with Lauren the whole time! I mean, I thought it was going to be Lauren as he was narrowing down the women, so why not just FREAKING PROPOSE TO HER IN THE FIRST PLACE?!” Ugh and then to do it on After the Final Rose?!

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No one cares you proposed again.

I could go on and on and on about this, but I’m tired of talking/hearing about it. As I said before, go read my Twitter to see ALL my thoughts. As for Becca being the Bachelorette? Couldn’t be happier for her and I’m sure I’ll discuss this more when the show airs in May!

Riverdale

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Riverdale returned this week after taking a few weeks off and honestly, I’m not excited about it. Let’s be clear; I LOVE this show, but it has had major suckage in it’s second season. Like, why was the janitor the Black Hood, and what does Betty have to do with it all? Where has Cheryl been this whole season and why is her mom a freaking harlot, who is also dating (??) Betty’s dad? Why the heck was this complete random druggie murdered by Betty’s mom, like where does that fit into the story line? And, Archie is now part of the Lodge’s “mob family?” I mean so what, Veronica and Archie are destined for marriage now even though they’re still in high school? RAN DOM plot lines make for not a good show right now!

UnREAL

Un-Real 2Speaking of an actual good show, if you are part of Bachelor Nation, you NEED to be watching UnReal on Lifetime. Even if you’re not part of Bachelor Nation, you need to be watching this show.  I’ll be honest, I haven’t yet started the new season (four hours of Oscars on Sunday & five hours of Bachelor Monday/Tuesday … I’ve been busy!) but I’m just so so excited it’s back! I’ve been waiting forever!

Before we part ways for a week (or two) I want to say, I appreciate ALL the support and people who click on my posts and read them. MHH is up to almost 50 subscribed followers (you can do this by entering your email in the right hand corner!!) and over 100 followers on Twitter. While they may not seem like much, it’s weird to me that even 5 people would be reading my words. Plus, I’ve met so many unique and fun people who love to share their thoughts and opinions with me on all the crazy shows we watch, and the celeb gossip that happens each day. So again, thank you! I hope if you’re having a Spring Break, you enjoy the hell out of it; you deserve it!

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Tokyo & Drunk Dorit

“Everyone’s been nice …”

“Well isn’t that boring.”

Is this my first post about the Beverly Hills Housewives?! I went to check and it’s true! MHH has only covered New York, Dallas, & Orange County. Yay! I’m so excited to discuss Beverly Hills! Let’s dive in!

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So Tuesday’s episode, “Lights Out!” could basically be broken down into two parts: Rinna & Erika Jayne’s Tokyo trip, and Dorit’s diva moments, with Teddi’s stupid hike in the middle … (pause for a small rant)

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Okay back to the episode. As I mentioned, there were basically two main parts to the episode, and that’s what will be covered here. First up, Rinna and Erika Jayne flying to Tokyo to follow Amelia & Delilah Hamlin’s modeling jobs.

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Honestly, I could give two shits about Rinna & EJ having a friendship; in fact, I am not here for it. I do not want EJ to support Rinna or be her friend. I feel like Rinna just wants to be on an EJ level … remember that yacht dance?!

Image result for lisa rinna yatch dance Gahhhh, the thirst is real if you are Rinna. She’s not only thirsty to be Erika Jayne, but she literally wants to be the next Kris Jenner (Kardashian? Someone look up what her current last name is please) … Rinna dropped two or three Kardashian references in the episode. Oh, and THEN Rinna says that “Women supporting women” comment, like she’s all about that life. Did. anyone. catch. her. trash. talking. the. ladies. while. recapping. season. one?!

Image result for the lies kandi gif LVP was on Watch What Happens Live this week and basically said that nice nice Rinna is not here to stay. Shocker. OH!! And what about her daughter’s comments regarding the Rinnavation book?!  Dis. Gust. Ing! I’m not even going to get into it because it’s so awkwardly disturbing.  You can read about it here.

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If there is one saving grace to Rinna, it’s that she knows how ridiculous she is (which tells me everything she does is intentional but I guess that could be debated). Rinna changed her Twitter profile picture to the cover of the bj book. In conclusion to it all, Erika Jayne, I just wish for you to be close friends with someone other than Rinna. She’s such a thirsty fame monster who will ride your coattails as hard as she can. But let’s move on. As mentioned above the second half of the episode was centered around Dorit’s diva behavior, starting with a photo shoot at LVP’s house.

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I was a little confused as to why Dorit became so flustered at the shoot … was it really because she didn’t want to use the magazine’s hair and makeup people? If so, such a bad bad look on you Dorit, especially when I and many others were enjoying you this season.

Image result for we were all rooting for you I get not liking photos of yourself; we’ve all been there, but just deal with it. It may not have been the best for you, but if Lisa and everyone else involved in the magazine liked it, deal girl.

Dorit kept the crazy going at Kyle’s dinner party. I think the power going out right before the party was a bad omen. Dorit couldn’t hold her tongue (at the party or in her confessionals) as to how hot it was and how she would suffer. But in any uncomfortable situation at a party do what we all do … drink! And drink Dorit did.

rhobh-recap-lights-out-dorit-kemsley On the show she’s seen drinking wine, but on WWHL, Vanderpump mentioned Dorit drinking quite a bit of tequila too. Dorit went after Camille (confused again; why go after sweet Camille?). We try to keep it PG (okay, PG-13 at best) here at MHH so for specifics as to what Dorit said click the link. Even PK had to shush her, as did Mauricio.

I first thought the Dorit thing was going to be some big blow-up fight instead of her just getting schwasted. While it was highly inappropriate, many other housewives have been on that level.

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Welcome to the club Dorit; just do better next time!

The Hills are alive this season! 

 

The 12th Reunion of Orange County

Orange County has been on as long as my students have been alive. So class, raise your hand if you remember Jo in her maid’s outfit?

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Raise your hand if you remember Vicki’s small van rant?

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Raise your hand if you remember Tamra throwing wine at Jeana? Drunk Gretchen (“Tam RUH!”) or the Brooks cancer scam?

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Yeah, it’s been a crazy twelve years with the ever changing cast of Orange County Housewives and here we are again for another rollercoaster reunion!

Loved:

Although Meghan was beyond annoying this season, her hair looked great (dress & shoes too!) on the reunion! Tamra’s earrings were on fleek and Shannon’s weight was looking good!

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How much support Shannon got regarding her weight and David; not sure some of the other women would be this strong enough to put it all out there like Shannon did. PROUD of her also for being a good mom and role model for her daughters in making the decision to separate.

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Anyone else like how Peggy had to turn to Andy for advice in order to escape from the three Blonde Bombshells on the couch … Andy can’t save you Peggy!

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TOTALLY KNEW MEGHAN WAS GOING TO ANNOUNCE ANOTHER PREGNANCY ON THE REUNION; ugh …..!!! I’m really only happy Jimmy is finally getting a boy.

Questions:

I’m still really confused about why Tamra’s daughter is so so upset with her; is it all just because of the divorce? Or is it all because of the show? I mean, thinking like a daughter maybe I can see it … maybe I can see how having Tamra as a mom may be difficult BUT I’M NOT CRITICIZING HER! I LOVE TAMRA! (her facelift looks amazing as well!)

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Who knew Shannon’s maiden name was Storm (Storme?). Also, did anyone count how many times she said “I’m done!” ??

Shockers & Surprises:

Damn Lydia! Chill ouuuuut! I agree with all the people who said Lydia came for everyone this year so she could have more of a storyline. She was not nasty like this the last time she was on the show. I mean, calling Shannon all those crazy references, umm pretty sure the Bible does not condone name calling…

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I’m really proud of Kelly this season (blogger say whaaa). I’m just proud of her for making up with the girls, not getting too much into the drama, and being strong about everything with Michael. She even said Shannon was a good person #whoa !! On her side against Meghan too!

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Holy Vicki shedding tears for Shannon’s marriage; I don’t feel it’s fake. Do you?

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Additional Thoughts:

Shannon & Tamra’s friendship remind me of LeeAnne and D’Andra from RHOD.

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Peggy is so irrelevant; barely spoke during the reunion. BRING! BACK! HEATHER!

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Hahahahaha! Nothing was wrong with Vicki in Iceland; she was just on drugs!

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It was nice they all made up at the end (Vicki, Tamra, Shannon) buuuuuut I’m kind of over it; blah blah blah, come sit on my couch; it was also awkward to watch all the other women watch. I’m not convinced they’re back … true fans have been here before.

Prove us wrong ladies.

Here’s to another twelve years! 

Real Housewives of Dallas: “They’re Not Knives, They’re Just Hands”

I spent a blissful Sunday morning yesterday, drinking coffee and eating homemade biscuits and gravy prepared by my amazing husband, while consuming three hours of The Real Housewives of Dallas.

Now I’m about to drop some hon-est-tea.

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As any true Housewife fan knows, everything starts with the infamous taglines, so ‘lets begin!

Kameron: “Blah blah blah blah pink dog food.”

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D’Andra: “My husband may actually beat Mauricio as Hottest Housewife Husband, which finally gives me some sort of relevance”

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Cary: “My husband doesn’t like our child; what should I do?”

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LeeAnne: “I may be nuts, but at least I’ve got the best guy on the show.”

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Brandi: “If you want to see home video of me as a child, simply watch my daughters.”

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Last is Stephanie, but I have more to say on her than only giving her a tagline. I wasn’t a huge fan of Stephanie last year and I can’t really say why; she just wasn’t that interesting to me. She lacked a personality a bit and she seemed to be playing the sidekick to her husband and Brandi.

HOWEVER, STEPHANIE HOLLMAN IS THE REASON DALLAS HOUSEWIVES NEEDED TO COME BACK FOR A SECOND SEASON!

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She has seriously TRANSFORMED into a beautiful butterfly! Some of my favorite Stephanie Hollman moments so far this season include:
– her comparison of meeting Brandi’s family to the Bachelor and how she’d get the final rose
– the Catfish Barbie comment
– standing up to Travis about that god awful pool in their new house
– being the bigger person when LeeAnne came as “Two Faced”

She’s a queen!

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Speaking of LeeAnne, we need to discuss. I don’t know what it is about her, but I seem to find myself always rooting for her. This isn’t just because she provides the most entertainment with her crazy behavior. I think  deep down LeeAnne just wants to be accepted by all the girls (& honestly don’t we all?). I hate that she threatened Cary and I know that scene where she smashes a glass is coming …

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But the good news is (as mentioned earlier) she has such an amazing support system in Rich; I mean that proposal was a-maze-ing!!! So sweet! She’s also working on herself by going to therapy (which are some of my FAVORITE scenes this season BTW). Finally, while I was researching for this post, I found out LeeAnne was FREAKING IN MISS CONGENIALITY AS ONE OF THE BEAUTY PAGEANT CONTESTANTS! Her hands may just be hands but you better believe that animal balloon scene should DEFINITELY win her extra points in your eyes.

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Going into tonight’s episode, I think the lines are obviously drawn with Brandi, Stephanie, & Cary on one … and LeeAnne, D’Andra, & Kameron on the other! But regardless of sides, I must say that ladies are just dumb; not these ladies, females in general. It doesn’t matter how many honest teas you have or how many make up presents you try to give people or how many times you try to apologize … females, regardless of age, will get their feelings hurt by a mean comment. Females will always want to be the “best” friend out of their group of friends, and females will always talk behind one another’s back.

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I’m not saying this is right. We as females need to do better, however, this behavior is what has built the housewives empire. This behavior is why us fans tune in each week and get excited when a new franchise is started or when a firecracker like Danielle Staub returns (two more days until #RHONJ!). I’m guilty of this behavior with my own friends and when I sit here criticizing people from behind my blog. I think the best we can do is realize when we are wrong and try to change.

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I’ll start tomorrow.

For now, I’m all about the Dallas ladies and am super pumped to see what all goes down in Mexico! Ay ay ay!

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My DVR is Full.

Now that school has started, my summer hobby is getting put to the side.

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My DVR is busting at the seams, I’m four hours behind on Bach in Paradise, I haven’t yet posted about the Game of Thrones finale, and I erased two full weeks of Big Brother because it was too much to even start to wrap my head around (see more on that here!).

The amount of topics to cover on MHH is overwhelming, so I figured I’d do short snippets of all my current favs, all my current celeb thoughts, but mostly, all that I still make time for (regardless how busy my real world job makes me).

The Morning Breath:

I’ve written about this show/podcast before. Claudia and Jackie Oshry are sisters living in New York City. Each morning (when they aren’t hungover or on vacation) they go live on Instagram to bring you different celeb gossip. Seriously, they watch every. single. show I do, plus many I don’t. They make me laugh when I’m prepping for a long day on the drive to work, or laugh when I’m stressed on the drive home.  I can’t say enough how much these two are my spirit animals, my favorite people, and a staple of my every day.

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Stories I’d Tell in Bars by Jen Lancaster

I’m supes surprised I haven’t discussed Jen Lancaster before; she’s one of my favorite authors. For a list of her published work, click here! Currently, I’m reading her newest title, Stories I’d Tell in Bars.  And that’s exactly what it is: funny stories you can’t HELP but laugh out loud to. I just finished the chapter about the Lilly Pulitzer/Target mess that occurred a few years back. (If you don’t know what I’m referring to, why are you even reading my blog?) Anyway, (now that I think about, keep reading my blog please — I’ll take any support I can; loves ya!) just go find a book by Jen Lancaster, any book. You don’t need ANY special background or prior reading to pick up one of her books and enjoy.

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Luann sits down with Andy:

I just got caught up on the #RHONY reunion a few days ago (hence no post) and missed the Lu special last night. However, I couldn’t wait much longer and it was the first thing I did once I got home today. BAH! So many thoughts, from the dramatic entrance by Andy to the fact that Luann absolutely doesn’t think Tom cheated on her.

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I couldn’t understand how, if he didn’t cheat, what was cause for divorce? He wanted to live a bachelor life and go out and make out with Missy, but he didn’t cheat on her during the marriage? I don’t believe it, and all around feel bad for Lu. However, I did enjoy watching the camaraderie between the women as they  relived the Mexico trip. I think Luann has genuine friendships and support with the ladies and will be juuuuuuust fine in the end. Remember Luann, “If you fall, make it part of the dance!”

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The new Bachelor is announced:

I’m not ashamed to admit I’ve only been a part of Bachelor Nation for a few years. In fact, Jojo was my first season. I’m slowly learning who is who in the Bachelor Family, but I am one (of many I’m sure) who doesn’t know Arie Luyendyk Jr. Of course I will still watch.

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Claudia and Jackie (see above) don’t hate this pick, plus my bach bestie text me today and said she thinks I’ll like this Arie fella just fine. I’m pretty disappointed it wasn’t Peter because I thought I’d be able to trick my husband into watching with me (he was rooting for Peter after I forced him to watch one hour of Rachel’s season), but that doesn’t mean I won’t stop trying to get him to watch.

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Dancing with the Stars — Cast Announced:

Oh this? Yeah I don’t care. Let’s move on.

RHOC and RHOD:

I didn’t get to watch either Orange County or Dallas on Monday, and have yet to blog about either this season (I take that back; I did write about The Quiet Woman), however, I’m not jumping at the bit to discuss either show. (Either either either! Marsha Marsha Marsha!)

I agree with all the Housewife Twitter accounts I follow that the Vicki/Shannon/Tamra feud is boring. Megan and Peggy are boring, Lydia is just there to stir the pot & look skinny, and Kelly is Kelly. As far as Dallas is concerned, I think it’s more entertaining, but not by much. I was pretty sad to see Brandi and Stephanie not even speaking (they were my favorite Dallas duo season 1) but I thought their make up was a bit premature. We can bet it’ll cause drama regarding Leeanne, which I’ll enjoy watching (ALOT more than I enjoy watching these ladies & their horrible plastic surgery faces).

Big Brother:

As I said earlier, I skipped two full weeks of Big Brother (read why right here), but I finally got back on the bandwagon and saw Christmas win HoH, Paul win Veto, and Jason start to worry. The next episode (tonight) will be double eviction (fingers crossed for a blindside!) which I’ll be sure to catch up on this weekend (unfortunately it’s football night at my house tonight) and I’ll either tweet or blog my feelings.

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The Sinner:

Stars Jessica Biel and is a mind f***. Just go watch. And yes, that’s blood on her.

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As always, I appreciate all and any support, follows,  comments, email subscribers, love, and good thoughts. Wishing all my readers a safe weekend!

 

RHONY Reunion Recap: It’s (mostly) about Tom.

I also have so many questions…

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Much like my Southern Charm Reunion posts, I have a few questions for the ladies of NYC based off Wednesday’s part one reunion. Like, do you all say Ra-hon-ie like we do? Or, seriously Andy why DO you always come for Bethenny regarding Jill Zarin? Speaking of B, where can I get the “Get off my jock” shirt that’s in your Twitter banner?

Okay, maybe those aren’t the most important questions to ask, so…

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Ramona:

How did it feel to have the girls come for you right out of the gate? Do you really agree that you acted like a shitty person this year? Or, was that whole “I don’t know why I act this way; I wouldn’t be friends with that person” just an act? I mean Bethenny literally called you a horror show; are you?! I mean, your face was in Mexico, but are you a horror show of a person? Speaking of your Mexico face,  how did you show yourself again after that monstrosity? Lastly, is the guy you spoke about on the reunion still with you after your ugly behavior (and face) this season?

Sonja:

Girl, are you truly, finally over Dorinda not inviting you to the Berkshires? I understand you have a hard time letting go (#i’vehadloversforyears), but seeing how you got along with Dorinda towards the end of the season, I really think it’s time to put the Berks to bed! Also, how did you feel when Dorinda came for you those first few episodes; it couldn’t have felt good. While appearing to be cool as a cucumber about all of it (and fingers crossed to really being over the Berkshires), were you that cool about the press? Come on, you can tell us! On a scale of dry mouth to lost in the desert, how thirsty were/are you for Page Six to write about you?sonja

Dorinda:

WHERE DID YOU GET THAT BUTTERFLY DRESS? Loving loving loving it! I already asked Ramona about her bad behavior, but I must ask you now: how excited were you for Andy to bring up the fact that Ramona defaced your house? I don’t feel this got the attention (via show or reunion) it deserved. I also already asked Sonja about her hurt Berkshire feelings, but I must ask you now: are you two finally in a good place? I mean I’m down for you to come for her again because it’s so entertaining, but I also would love for my two favorites to be in a good place.

Carole:

Love ya, but why are you even there?

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Tinsley:

I have one question and one question only. Da f*** with that dress?!

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Bethenny:

I already covered it with her up above, but do you regret calling Ramona a horror show? Was it a bit harsh…? Also, when you cried to Lu earlier in the season, I mean, did you ever get your “I told you so” moment or does asking that cross the line? Lastly, is the common man able to book a trip to Tequila, Mexico or is that just a Skinnygirl thing (because I am SO DOWN to travel there!) ?

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Luann:

Obviously the first question I have to ask is how hard was filming this knowing your marriage was falling apart (literally filing for divorce three weeks later; thanks black screen prior to starting the show)? Are the women treating you different or is everyone saying “I told you so?” I mean, Bethenny CRIED to you, basically pleading with you not to marry Tom, yet you did? Have you apologized to her? In reality, she was trying to save you from all of this….? #thinkaboutit

I’m really shocked Tom got brought up so early in the reunion; was he brought up this early in filming it as well? I also don’t have words finding out it was Tom’s first marriage! Knowing everything you knew prior, did you really think you would be able to change him? Really, truly? Or, were you just blinded by love? I don’t find you to be that naive, Lu.  How are your children handling everything? Even with all my harsh questions, I really do wish the best for you Lu! As all the bloggers, tweeters, podcasters, and fans of the show have said, WE ARE READY FOR SINGLE LU!!

 

Hopefully next week will answer my questions rather than leave me with more.

The one thing that I have zero question about is that RHONY is my absolute favorite franchise! 

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“Read Between These Lines” – RHOC 12×3

When Andy Cohen tweets and says that the newest episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County is going to “blow your mind” you record Bachelorette and tune in to Bravo in real time. However, Mr. Cohen I only agree with you regarding about 10 minutes of the episode. So, with that being said, I’m not going to cover the entire hour, just the dinner … or events leading up to (and then of course, the dinner).

Shannon kept asking herself in this episode, “How did I get here?” in regards to her weight, but the real question is how did we get here:

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Shannon and Tamra decide to go to dinner with Lydia and the new girl … Patty? Peggy? I honestly don’t know; she’s not that interesting to me at the moment.

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Lydia FaceTimes Kelly and invites her to dinner. Did anyone catch Lydia’s comment “Oh I’m going to invite my friend (or maybe even good friend?)” and then the episode cuts to literally THE DAY BEFORE when she first met Kelly?! That is not your friend; that is your acquaintance. Plus at that very same lunch or dinner Lydia finds out that Kelly is not a fan of Tamra and Shannon (or maybe it’s the other way around). So tell me this little fairy dust unicorn, why would you invite Kelly to this dinner, especially when you’re already on rocky terms with Shannon?

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This is when I officially became suspicious of Lydia. Last week, she knew that the subject of Vicki was a sore spot with Shannon and Tamra, yet brings Vicki up to them — only to get upset when it doesn’t go over well.

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Then, Lydia invites Kelly to dinner, knowing Kelly isn’t on good terms with the very people she’s about to have dinner with. When Kelly shows up, Lydia acts completely surprised like “What is she doing her?” ARE YOU KIDDING ME; YOU INVITED HER!

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Finally, Lydia prays with Shannon; oh now you’re going to be a genuine person Lydia? Listen, I know Shannon sees red and loses her marbles sometime; it’s not a good look …

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but I get it. Shannon had just been to the gym to talk to her doctor about her weight. Honestly, he didn’t really seem all that supportive (say wow one more time…). On top of that, Shannon is about to have dinner with someone who just compared her to Vicki, then throw a Kelly Dodd ambush into the mix. Yeah, I’d start to get hot too. Kelly’s vile words sent Shannon over the edge and that is how we got to this:

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Honestly, it made for great television. I wish I had a strong enough backbone to use the line: “Read between these lines!” on someone I don’t like. Plus, sue Shannon for also getting upset her own food she ordered wasn’t in front of her when she returned from the bathroom. I feel bad for her that she got so emotional; she did say she’d be upset about it for days. But lucky for us, this was only episode three of the season; just imagine what more is to come. Until then, I’ll be watching and tweeting right along with the rest of you.

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The OC Is Back! 12×1 Recap

“They’re not the popular girls; we’re the popular girls”

Orange County is back! But, before we get into a popular girl discussion or who wants to be like who, I want to briefly discuss just decent human beings. I recently subscribed to a new podcast, Married to Bravo, and became insta friends with the creator, Joleen Lunzer. Screenshot 2017-07-11 at 12.21.47 PMI loved her concept for the show: that she’d force her husband to not only watch Bravo, but then go back and recap/discuss for a podcast. I asked Joleen for a blog shoutout on her newest podcast episode AND SHE DID IT! She seriously said the nicest things about MHH, encouraged her listeners to follow, and just gave overall support to a total stranger. So world, there are decent people, not even decent but genuinely kind people, out there and it makes me feel better about dark days that occur. Find their podcast on iTunes now!

Moving on to not so decent people…this week we welcomed back the original housewives: Orange County! Last season didn’t end well; in fact this episode started off showing images of a beach with audio playing of the women screaming at each other from last season. Gone is Heather, we welcome Lydia back, and I still have to see Kelly Dodd on my screen.

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Anybody read about Kelly’s 4th of July fight? Hmm anyway, the episode starts with Shannon chasing after the new dog she got her three daughters and then boom! right into another depressing storyline for Shannon. This time it’s about her 40 pound weight gain, her low confidence, and how David has distanced himself from her even though he surprised her last season with a vow renewal. I’ve always always liked and supported Shannon, but I’m not here for a sad season from her where she’s constantly crying about her life. Be strong for your girls! Not only that, but you have infinite support in the social media world: you’re not the first to gain weight, you’re not the first to have a shitty husband; show your girls how a strong female dusts herself off and lives LIFE! uujj.jpg

That’s probably all I’m going to say about Shannon in this post because she already gets in a fight the next episode with Lydia (of all people) and like I said, I’m just not here to watch an unhappy Shannon spiral this season. Speaking of Lydia, she’s back! rhoc-secrets-8-lydia.jpg

Not going to lie, I wasn’t her biggest fan when she first appeared back in season eight, but I think I may like her rainbow and sparkle attitude this season. I don’t like that she’s going to go head to head with my girl Shannon, but I appreciate Lydia trying to bring the ladies together (Vicki & Tamra) because obvi you know that will bring drama. Also, major props to Lydia for raising three little boys! (I’m also curious to see how well Lydia takes to Kelly because we all know how pleasant Kelly can be)

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On the subject of  Kelly, her and Vicki are apparently still friends and make it known they want to be the popular girls this season.

mckayla-maroney-not-impressed-oh-you-argued-before-the-supreme-court-cool   Really no one cares. But we do care that Vicki has a new man in her life named Steve. He seems normal enough, which makes me wonder why he’s with Vicki (BECAUSE SHE MENTIONED SHE MISSED HER RELATIONSHIP WITH BROOKS!). As much grief I’ll give Vicki this season, there is one thing she’s amazing at and that’s being supportive of her family. Enter Briana (who I freaking adore and was so happy to see on my screen!). Since Briana’s husband is still not back in the OC, Vicki is helping her out with Briana’s two toddler boys. That motherly love is unshakeable and I appreciate the heck out of it about Vicki!

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Speaking of mothers, we meet Meghan’s new baby girl. We see Jimmy being an awesome dad annnnd that’s about the end of that story line. Don’t get me wrong, I’m stoked for Megan to be a mom because I know last season was hell for her with her injections and feeling abandoned by Jimmy, but like, cool you have a baby; do more investigative work like calling hospitals for doctor records and such, Meghan.

After the premiere of season 12, on Twitter (@myhollywoodh) many of the housewife accounts I follow were saying they weren’t impressed with the episode and all I could think was “Whaaa!” Now as I’m reviewing my notes, I can see what they meant; I must have been blinded by the excitement of the franchise returning and the champs I drank to celebrate it.

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Soooooooooo, Tamra goes to Lydia’s Bible study group and cries again about how she doesn’t have a relationship with her daughter (maybe don’t talk about it on national television?), Tamra works out at Cut Fitness and Eddie shows up (he’s not gay), and Tamra goes dress shopping with Shannon and their daughters.

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Ummm, the episode ends with Vicki having lunch with Lydia, who she calls “Disneyland all the time.” Lydia wants to understand the Vicki and Tamra breakup, which is leading me to believe she’ll try to get them back together … c5f8580303abdc72181fa4399fe18d39.jpg    but to that I say, “Good luck Lydia!”

While OC is one of my favorite franchises, I’m not sure yet who is my standout favorite cast member this season, maybe Lydia? I like Disneyland quite a bit. Plus in next week’s episode, Lydia straight up tells Shannon they won’t get along, so there’s that. Honestly, never judge a housewife season based off the first episode anyway. We have much to look forward to friends; I’m sure of it.

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