Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I'll Be Tardy

I can't exactly say I enjoyed Watch What Happens Live on Sunday because I don't enjoy Kim Zolciak at all - so I won't. She really just doesn't have much to say. She's not witty, she's not charming, and she just doesn't hold my attention at all. I mean, really, how many insights can we get on wigs and autotune for crying out loud? I will say Kroy is a saint. I truly don't know how he puts up with her. But in fairness, she's a lot less abrasive now that Bravo has given her a spinoff. It's probably in the contract that she not be such a Grade A Jackass. I am happy for her - everyone should be so lucky to find an awesome guy and build and awesome family. I just don't care for her. The bartender was a cheerleader with pom-poms made out of wigs (see what I mean?) and she was giving us energy to the tenth power just to compensate for Kim's boringness sucking the air out of the room.

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Fairytale Ending

Kourtney and Kim Take New York has come to an end, and although I've been watching the whole season, I didn't blog about it because there was really not that much to say. Every episode was just another set of reasons why Kris and Kim shouldn't be together and out of fear that I would repeat myself to death, I figured I'd wait till the end to give you my thoughts.

Not that they admitted it was the end on the finale, mind you.

One thing I've noticed about the Kardashians is that they are, if nothing else, a well-oiled machine. If you're not on board with the whole inner workings of how things are supposed to go, then just forget about being a part of it. Kris Humphries is an idiot who should have never gotten mixed up with these people in the first place.

First of all, Humphries is incredibly immature. He doesn't know when enough is enough, he is childish, and worst of all, he thinks he is a lot more adorable than he actually is. This guy may be an even bigger brat than Kim. And that's saying something. Point is, they picked the wrong guy to play Prince Charming, because he is the farthest thing from that.

Kim is doing what she does best. Whine and complain about how difficult her life is. But seriously, I was happy when she admitted her behavior was bitchy and that she didn't like herself or the way she was acting. I don't care what anyone says, this bitch can act the hell out of a scene, can't she? I'm not saying there wasn't any truth to what she was saying on camera, I'm just saying it was all a bit over the top. I'm pretty sure she figured out this marriage thing wasn't working and her and Mama Kris Jenner worked out the dramatic climax to this whole story.

I am a Kardashian fan, but only because they've made being famous an art form. I'm not mad at them either. We're the ones watching. And buying their merchandise. Well, I'm not buying it, but someone is, apparently.

Kourtney and Scott were the most sane people on this show (and Khloe). Scott made me laugh so much this season. I'm so glad they kept him around.

Kim is going to be fine. No matter what she says, she will always find a way to get her fairytale over and over again. This girl made a sex tape into an empire. Don't cry for her, Argentina.

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The Middle

Mob Wives was a whole lot of blah blah blah this week, but I'm ok with that, because I could listen to these ladies talk all day.

Renee: No matter how much you try to control it, you love the drama. You say in one instance that you want everyone to get along, and the next, you're saying you don't mind getting involved in the Karen and Renee vs. Carla and Drita feud. In season one, you wouldn't be caught dead in the middle. I guess it just shows where you are emotionally at this point that you would actually be excited about being the catalyst for an epic spa party throwdown. Also, I admire your intensity when confirming Ramona's rat-like ways. Go get her. Renee's grade for the week: B.

Ramona: Everyone is on to you now. Or at least they will be soon. The fact that you hate on Drita for having swagger even though she wasn't born into YOUR culture implies that she can't have swagger UNLESS she's part of your culture. That's pretty ignorant. I suggest you take a look in the mirror and ask yourself why you think you're the only one who gets to have balls around here. Ramona's grade for the week: F.

Drita: Going into Lee's special top secret room was a big deal, since just a few episodes ago, you wouldn't even go near the door. I'm glad you've made it official and sent off the divorce papers. You're much better off without the stress of a cheating spouse. You gave Carla good advice about Karen (don't trust her), but you didn't freak out about them making peace. I'm a Drita fan till the end, you know that. I love how honest you were with Renee about what Ramona said. Keep on keepin' it real. Drita's grade for the week: A.

Karen: I can't keep repeating myself with you, so I'll just say, get over it. The story you told Ramona and Carla about your conversation with Carla was complete fiction. What dinner did you go to? Do you not realize your actual conversation is on video - so it can be played back - and your outlandish exaggerations would be exposed? I can't with you. Karen's grade for the week: F.

Carla: You keep your composure like no one else in this group, and for that, I commend you. Just promise me you'll continue to keep a cool head and make sure you don't start laughing when the sh*t hits the fan ... again. Carla's grade for the week: B.

The Sit Down after the show was super fun and surprisingly light-hearted. Renee, Drita, and Big Ang gave awesome talk and lots of laughs. Loved it.

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One Rolex

This week's episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta was like a cheesy rock ballad. It started off mellow, then crescendo'd into a screeching, squealing mess. The ladies got to South Africa but the excitement quickly turns to chaos.

Let's go!

Marlo: According to etiquette, when you show up on a vacation you weren't invited to, and start acting like an ass to everyone, it's expected that you will become the most hated person on the reality show you signed up to be on. That's what happens. You couldn't keep a lid on your crazy, could you? I'm so sorry that everyone is not as versed in manners and etiquette as you are. Maybe you and the Countess should get together and write a book about how to stir up shit and then pretend that you're above it all. Marlo's grade for the week: F.

Sheree: You could have came out of this looking like a champ, but instead, you sunk down to Marlo's level and engaged in a childish war of words like two morons. Every time you could maybe redeem yourself you manage to make yourself look even more immature and petty. Try letting people dig their own grave once in a while. Sheree's grade for the week: F.

Kandi: I do appreciate the fact that you're not afraid to respond when someone gets in your face. I've never seen you back down to anyone and I respect that. You had a bad feeling about this trip. You were right. I don't like the division in the group (Talls vs. Smalls) but you didn't create it. You dealt with it the best you could. Kandi's grade for the week: C.

Cynthia: People are accusing you of stirring up trouble this week. I don't see how you did anything different than anyone else on this trip. You did sound a little childish asking Sheree why the Talls weren't invited to her stupid dinner. You should have just gone out with Marlo and Nene and not given it another thought. Why bother with people who don't want to hang out with you? Cynthia's grade for the week: C.

Nene: I can't wait to see you break up someone else's fight for a change. Nene the Peace Maker has a nice ring to it. You were Marlo's babysitter the whole episode. How exhausting! Nene's grade for the week: B.

Phaedra: I totally understand your frustration with some of the women on the trip, so you pretty much get a pass on this episode. I feel your pain. Phaedra's grade for the week: A.

Kim: With Kroy away at football camp, you're left to fend for yourself and your kids. Isn't this what you did before Kroy came along? I won't be watching your spinoff show for reasons I've mentioned in previous blogs. Kim's grade for the week: C.

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High Pony

So sorry about the late blogs. This week is turning out to be crappier than last ... if that's even possible. I've got a lot going on but this blog is keeping me sane and somewhat optimistic. So let's talk about Thursday's Watch What Happens Live with two of my most favorite people, Emmy Rossum and Alan Cumming. Emmy is an amazing actress, singer, and all around class act. This girl is funny, too. I enjoyed her playful banter very much. She's great. Alan's one of the most versatile actors of our time and a Broadway star to boot. You know him from The Good Wife and I know him from Romy and Michele's High School Reunion. Alan spilled the tea about Xtina being a diva on the set of Burlesque during Plead the Fifth. The After Show was great. Oh! And there was a darling little tiger cub on the show! I fell in love!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Let Go, Let God

Last night's episode of Jersey Shore was super upbeat - despite a fight in da club - and I'm totally ok with that! I love to see these kids having fun and getting along. Sometimes the camaraderie is even better than the drama. So just to recap, the girls give Mike and Pauly a surprise birthday party, Danny interviews people to take Vin's place, and the gang bumrushes Vinny's house in Staten Island in an attempt to get him to come back to the Shore with them.

Now, let's get to the dirt!

JWOWW: Finally! You have some awesome scenes in this episode, including actually working, tearing down the help wanted sign (then putting one back up), and getting scared outta your mind by Snooki's bunny costume. I love seeing you interact with everyone, so this was definitely a good episode for you. And Roger was there! I love you two together. He needs to visit you more often this season. JWOWW's grade for the week: A.

Sammi: LOVE the fact that you laughed off the fight in da club. And your reasoning behind getting in the fight in the first place was hysterical. You're right, someone can't just grab your newly weave that you just got. No they can't. You were really eager to help with the birthday party and I couldn't help but remember how lazy and uninterested in everyone else you used to be. I gotta say, I'm proud of you. our little guidette has grown up. Sammi's grade for the week: A.

Deena: You had some really funny scenes on the show this week. I thought you and Snooki at the party supply store was hilarious - but then again I am Team Meatballs. You had some great moments, like when you bonded with Ron over missing Vinny. And your friend (smush partner) was cool. Now, as for that alarm clock business - I'm sure that thing had an OFF button, right? Just saying. Deena's grade for the week: B+.

Snooki: Jenni and Sammi mentioned how you only want to spend time with Jionni anymore. I smell some drama with the girls coming up. My advice? Take some time out to bond with the girls. Don't fall off the face of the earth just because you and Jionni are doing well. As for this episode, you were so funny. The bunny costume was genius and I just love your "heart attack" moment. And the fact that no one paid any attention to it. They know you too well. You were super nice to Mike on this episode, which was cool of you. But I have a feeling he's going to mess it up. Again. Snooki's grade for the week: B+.

Ronnie: You showed your emotional side when talking about missing Vinny, which we don't get to see very often. What am I saying? We do get to see your emotional side quite a bit! At least in other seasons we did. I guess I mean we usually see you drunk and emotional. This time it was a little bit different. I'm glad your friend is back for good, though. And you were majorly supportive with Sammi and her fight. Good job! Ronnie's grade for the week: A.

Pauly: You had probably the best birthday week ever. The surprise party was a success, and you brought home another woofer. Seriously, your eyes are in major need of some assistance. What you see in these girls to call them hot is beyond me. But anyway, Vinny's back, and your whole life is complete again. I want you to come up with a new catchphrase just for Vinny. Come on. Pauly's grade for the week: B-.

Mike: See what happens when you're nice? People are nice back to you! What a concept! But I'm sure you'll find a way to stir up trouble and burn everyone again. Mike's grade for the week: A (but only for this week).

Vinny: You came back! You look great and you have a new attitude. I'm glad you're in good spirits again. It probably wasn't enough time to get yourself 100% better, but your friends needed you. I mean, a new roommate at this point would have been way too much drama. And it's the last season. You knew you had to come back and finish it out with them. Your tattoo is probably very special to you, but keep in mind, you may have to explain the concept to some juiceheads who won't get the reference, cough cough, Ronnie. Keep yourself positive, and have some fun! Vinny's grade for the week: A.

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Thursday, January 26, 2012


Happy Thursday, everyone! The weekend is almost here, and no one is more ready for the weekend than yours truly. Let's talk about Tuesday and Wednesday's episodes of Watch What Happens Live, shall we? How are you all liking the show being on 5 nights a week? I'm enjoying it so far!

Tuesday's show was really laid back and cool, just like the sole guest, Mary J. Blige. She is so cool, ladies and gentlemen. What a genuinely nice person she seems to be. I would love it if every guest were as sweet and lovely as her. I love her laugh and her sweet demeanor. She played along with all the games and questions, and had a really great attitude. The After Show was fun as well, so check it out here.

Wednesday's show was great, too. Gail Simmons and Fabio Viviani (both from Top Chef) were in the clubhouse. These two were a lot of fun. They made fun of Fabio's butchering of the word "burger" from the Jimmy Fallon episode on Top Chef All Stars. That was hilarious! Gail is a sweetheart and has a lot of great stories about Top Chef - she's been there since the beginning. Check out the After Show here.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Million Dollars!

Watch What Happens Live is on five nights a week, and I'm so loving it, it's not even funny. The only thing that sucks is when a guest is annoying. And this is where Sunday's show comes in. Sherri Shepherd (The View) and Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) were the guests. Sherri was kind of irritating. Yvette was a doll. I honestly fell in love with Yvette - she was so fun and nice. Sherri was the exact opposite. She was rude, arrogant, and just plain off-putting. I'm familiar with her from The View and her work on 30 Rock and Everybody Loves Raymond back in the day. I never had a problem with her before (even when she said she didn't believe the Earth was round on The View a while back), but her attitude is just ... ugly. She ruined the whole show for me. The guest bartender was a Production Assistant named Omari and he seemed like a really cool guy. The After Show was alright, but like I said, Sherri stunk up the joint. Sorry ... just callin' it like I see it. Check out clips and the After Show here.

Monday's show was exponentially better than Sunday's - in part because Lisa Vanderpump and Brandi Glanville were really good guests. They were funny, fun, and honest with their answers to Andy's questions. That's what guests are supposed to do! Brandi spilled the tea on her fling with Gerard Butler, Lisa said Kim needed a makeover, and the adorable dog from the movie The Artist made an appearance. The bartender for the night was my boyfriend Kevin Lee!!! Ah! I love him! The After Show was a lot of fun, check out all the goodness here.

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Drink to That!

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills finale was last night and it was pretty much the story of Pandora's wedding, which was absolutely gorgeous! And my boyfriend Kevin Lee was on, too, so it was a perfect finale - shi shi shi shi SHI!!! Since it's the end of the season, I'll be giving the ladies an overall grade for the season.

Let's go!

Kyle: You looked amazing at the wedding, first of all. I love your style! On this episode, you were the best girlfriend ever to everyone, which is a great side of you. Throughout the season, you've had ups and downs, mostly caused by Kim, so it was nice to see you relaxed and celebrating with everyone on the finale. Your get-together with everyone at your house was so sweet and lovely - I think it was perfect for bringing the ladies together to bond after all the craziness this season. I give you credit for being an awesome friend and sister - even when it blows up in your face. Kyle's grade for the season: B+.

Adrienne: I could have done without the enema/colonoscopy scene, but I understand why it was part of the finale - comic relief. Too bad it wasn't that funny. But that's not your fault. You seemed to have a great time at the wedding, although your hair went through a few incarnations that night. This season you've been cautious, observant, and almost suspicious, but I totally understand why. You had had enough of Taylor's back-and-forth, and your patience was almost gone. You stood up for what you believed in no matter what, and I always admire that in a person. Adrienne's grade for the season: A.

Camille: You win the award for Most Improved Compared to Last Season. Seriously. You're so much more likable, warm, and sane! Whatever you did, it totally worked. You made the right choice to wear that great black number to the wedding. I'm glad to see that you and Taylor are back to being friends. Oh! And I'm so happy for you and your Greek hunk!! Get it, gurl! Camille's grade for the season: A.

Lisa: The wedding was spectacular! You looked SO beautiful. Everything was just gorgeous. I'm so happy for Pandora - an absolutely stunning bride - and Jason. They are such a cute couple. Ken's speech actually made me tear up a little! You were the voice of reason this season, without a doubt. Some of the ladies were rough on you in the beginning of the season, but you won them over in the end. No surprise there. Lisa's grade for the season: A.

Taylor: You looked like a new woman at Kyle's house on this episode. I love that you're calm and spending time with your girls. You definitely had a hard time of it this season. From the drinking to the crying to the screaming to the arguing, but you had some good moments, too. Not to mention Russell's behavior and his subsequent suicide. It's almost too much to even try to comment on, so I'll leave it at that. It's a little sad to hear that you've been off the rails with your drinking lately (according to the tabloids). Take care of yourself and your daughter, above all. Taylor's grade for the season: C.

Now for the ladies that didn't make it on the finale:

Kim: I'm so glad you got the help you so desperately needed. Hopefully this season was a wake up call that you had lost your way. I think you should focus on getting sober and helping others do the same by writing your memoirs. Oh and you should get back into acting! Kim's grade for the season: D.

Brandi: I was surprised that you weren't on the finale at all, but then again, you're not a full-fledged "housewife" yet. You started out on my bad side but your personality grew on me - except some of the slutty talk and the Xanax/alcohol cocktail induced behavior. When you're sober, you're actually kinda cool. Brandi's grade for the season: C.

Dana: You tried so hard to be the diva of the group, however, it just didn't end up working out for you. I do think you're a loyal friend, though. But that's not enough to make it on a reality show. Viewers don't like you or your $25,000 sunglasses or your million dollar lollipop holder. It was nice knowing you. Dana's grade for the season: F.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Wrapped Up

This week's episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta was basically a bunch of build up to the trip to Africa. Not that it wasn't entertaining, because it most certainly was, but let's just say there wasn't a lot of content. Mostly chatter. Which is fine with me!

Now, on to the gossip!

Nene: You continue to make me laugh every single episode. I do agree you should have let Phaedra know you were going to invite Marlo, though. I think it would have gone a long way with the ladies. Not that you care. My advice to you is to make an effort to be nice to the ladies in Africa - it may be a really good experience. Nene's grade for the week: C.

Marlo: You seem like a cool person when you're comfortable and in your element. I really like your friendship with Nene. It's great that you two put aside the nonsense regarding Charles Grant and saw each other as friends from the get-go. However, you do need to work on your approach to the other ladies. Once you're challenged in any way (like when Kandi asked you about your money), you don't know how to control yourself (the outburst at Cynthia's modelling school opening). Calm down! These ladies want a reaction from you, especially now that they know you have a criminal past. Don't let them bring that out in you. Marlo's grade for the week: B-.

Phaedra: You're right to be upset about Nene not notifying you about Marlo coming to South Africa. But you were right, the more the merrier. You definitely have a bias against Marlo, and you absolutely have an axe to grind with Nene. Maybe you can sort it out during the trip. Wouldn't that be lovely? Phaedra's grade for the week: B.

Kandi: I'm proud of you for working out with a trainer and getting fit the right way. I love it. I know you were in pain, but that was a real inspiration to me - since I struggle with eating right and working out, too. Keep working hard! Don't give up! You sensed something was going to go wrong on the South Africa trip, and then Marlo shows up, but let's hope the trip is positive for the most part. You really don't need to have beef with anyone, you're just not that kind of girl. Kandi's grade for the week: B+.

Kim: You and your get-skinny-quick schemes. I really have to just laugh at this point. You will never learn, will you? Anyway, one nice thing I have to say is, you look so much better with little to no makeup on. So there's that. One question though, why did you have your parents help make your sexy-time surprise for Kroy? Not appropriate! I did feel bad for you when Kroy left to football camp. I can see that you appreciate him, and that makes you a tad more decent in my book. When you're focused on your family, you're like a whole other person. Keep it up. Kim's grade for the week: B.

Sheree: I'm so disappointed in you. You've reduced yourself to a bitter woman who can't put her pride aside - even when no one is arguing with you anymore. Nene isn't fighting with you, Sheree. No one is. The best thing for you to do is to get over the pettiness and just have fun. Making stupid comments about Marlo doesn't help, either. You need to rethink your whole persona. I hope you get it together by next season. Sheree's grade for the week: F.

Cynthia: Your scene with Peter when you were packing came across to me as a light-hearted, poking fun at each other type of situation. I think it was cute. Not everyone will agree with me, though. You talk a lot about needing a break, I hope Africa provides you with what you need right now. Cynthia's grade for the week: B.

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The Crumbs

Mob Wives was reeeeally good last night. I'm loving all the subplots and backstories coming out about all the ladies. Whose story is the most interesting for you? Frankly, I'm fascinated by all of them!

So, without further ado, here's my take on this week's episode!

Ramona: It's unfortunate that you and your boyfriend got arrested for some drug shenanigans. However, I can't believe you were totally taken by surprise by this. I don't know why, but I just don't buy what you're selling. But that's just my opinion. In the episode, you weren't totally irritating. So, that's a point for you. It was very interesting when you revealed that your family kept their ties to the Mafia a semi-secret from you. There's definitely something inside you that attracts mobsters. I actually laughed when you told Renee to calm down about Junior's mess, then added, "I have maids, so I never had this problem". Oh, Ramona, you are something else. You have a compelling story, so keep it about you and your family, and quit instigating fights between Karen and the other ladies, and you just might redeem yourself this season. Ramona's grade for the week: C.

Drita: I gotta keep it real - it is funny to hear you talk about all the people you beat up back in the day. But I'm torn. Part of me says: You shouldn't be that proud of giving girls a beatdown in da club (or several clubs) no matter how long ago it was. Then, another part of me says: That sh*t is funny. I can just imagine you throwing down and takin' your "red satin pumps" off just like you did at Renee's house last season. I know I should be mature and tell you that you should put all that behind you and not glorify it now in hindsight. But seriously, who hasn't sat back and reminisced about putting someone in their place (or in a hospital)? I know your violent past is nothing to make light of ... so again, I'm torn. But let's get back to the episode. I love that you were Little Miss Detective and had Derek Tobacco confirm that you were hit after he was holding you. I'm pretty sure you already knew that, but you just had to make it official so you could call out Karen publicly for hitting you after the fight was over. We get it. She got her shot in but it wasn't a fair shot. Let's move on. I still love you and Carla as friends - so that's definitely fun to watch. And as for Karen and Ramona, don't let them get to you at all. There's no reason for you to throw down with them ever again, unless it's in a boxing ring, and you have boxing gloves on. Now, that, I want to see. Drita's grade for the week: C+.

Big Ang: How cool are you? SO COOL I CAN'T STAND IT. Seriously, you own a bar named The Drunken Monkey, you've got the voice of a Guidette Angel, and your personality is spec-friggin-tacular. I don't care what anyone says, you're the new It Girl of Mob Wives. Your son is a little lost, but it seems like you're trying your best to keep him in line - although it's not really working. It's concerning to hear him say he's not worried about getting a job, but I'm thinking he's already making money somehow. I like his sunglasses, though. I hope we meet this new boyfriend of yours that got you that puppy! I wanna see this guy! Ang, you keep doin' what you're doin'. We love you! Big Ang's grade for the week: A.

Renee: You had a roller coaster of an episode, that's for sure. I love that you're not personally fighting with any of the ladies this week. You're fighting with Junior and AJ instead, which is worse. Moving in with Junior was not a great idea, and it's probably the source of AJ's bad behavior lately. The kid said he hopes you two don't stay together - that's not a good sign. And the CRUMBS!!! Pick up the CRUMBS!!! LOL! You were definitely smashed on wine that night, not that it's any excuse for terrorizing children in your home. That poor little girl was like OMG! I think you're stressed to the point where you become aggressive and that's only going to drive the wedge between you and Junior deeper and deeper. I am glad you're not with Junior anymore. That whole chapter needed to end. Just don't go back. Your reactions to Karen's foul mouth were so hilarious! When someone startles Renee, that's bad! Renee's grade for the week: C.

Carla: The best thing about you is your ability to shrug things off without getting too angry. You get annoyed with people, but you don't let it go too far. When you were talking about how Ramona keeps talking sh*t about you, you just said it matter-of-factly. You don't like her, she doesn't like you, end of story. Some of the other ladies can't get over this type of stuff. You were calm and collected at your sit-down with Karen. I'm so glad you didn't engage her in a screaming match or anything crazy. You handled it well. Just keep letting Karen and Ramona know that you stand on your own two feet and any and all issues with Drita need to be addressed to her, not you. Carla's grade for the week: A.

Karen: You made a fool of yourself this week, like even more so than usual. It's crazy because I don't think you're a bad person or anything, but you have got to get a grip. First, you almost had Renee's eyes pop out of her head with your disgusting language, then, you flip out on Carla when you're really mad at Drita, and drop some more filth that I can't even bring myself to repeat. Get yourself together and find a more productive way to spend your time. Because this foolishness is just annoying. You're not making yourself any more likable, honey. Go see Renee's therapist or something. Karen's grade for the week: F.

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Kissimmee and Candle Salad

First off, my apologies for being so late with this blog. And all the blogs this week. I promise to do better this week, starting tonight! No more late blogs!

Anywhoo, I wanted to briefly chat about Wednesday and Thursday's Watch What Happens Live. Wednesday, Jimmy Fallon did an excellent job on the show. He and Andy Cohen played "What Can't Jimmy Do?" - a takeoff on the game Neil Patrick Harris played when he appeared on the show. Jimmy blew NPH out of the water, in my opinion, but that may be because NPH was such a downer when he was on. My twitter question was asked on the show (YAY!), and on the subject of Madonna vs. Gaga, Jimmy is decidedly Team Madonna. At least for now. The After Show was fun, including a call from a possibly highly medicated woman from Kissimmee, Florida, who would NOT let Jimmy get a word in edgewise. Check it out here.

Thursday was the much anticipated Pajama Party with Holly Hunter and Ralph Fiennes as the guests, and one of my all time favorite people, Amy Sedaris, as the bartender for the night. Amy made her famous Candle Salad from her book Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People. If you haven't read this book yet, do yourself a favor and do so. It is so funny. Back to Holly and Ralph. Holly is one of my favorite actresses of all time. On WWHL, she was super laid back and relaxed, and pretty much up for all the silly games and questions. Ralph was a little stiff (but hey, he's British, what do you want?), but actually turned out to be really funny. The After Show was great, with some dish about Ms. J.Lo herself, so click here to watch it.

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Friday, January 20, 2012

He's My Soul

Jersey Shore is full effect! We're three episodes in, so that means we're in the swing of things, the tone has been set, and it's just a roller coaster ride from here on out. Vinny went home at the end of the last episode to work on his anxiety issues, leaving the rest of the roommates with heavy hearts. It also happens to be Pauly and Mike's birthday weekend (who knew their birthdays were a day apart?), but Pauly ends up getting all the love in the house. This makes Mike even more depressed than usual.

Now that we're all caught up, let's chop it up!

JWOWW: I feel like you're fading into the background a lot. Your scenes this week were taking care of drunk Deena and being lazy at work. I need to see you do more than be the mom of the house and dance at da club with a drink in your hand. Have fun with the girls! Have Roger come over! Do something! Hopefully you'll bring some more of that JWOWW fun as the season goes on. JWOWW's grade for the week: C.

Sammi: Your facial expressions are friggin' priceless. When the Bosnian wouldn't take the hint that she either had to put out or get out, you were like, "He ain't kiddin'!" LOL! I really like how you're being so calm and relaxed and really just having a good time this season. Ronnie recently said in an interview that you and he are just friends now, and it made me kind of sad, seeing you two get along so well this season, I thought maybe you two could make it work? Anyway, you're a doll. You give some good dish on the hook-up this week, too. Sammi's grade for the week: A.

Deena: I felt so bad for you when the girls (and Pauly) were literally ripping your extensions out. Oy. That's gotta hurt. You explained on the hook-up that you had gone swimming on Meatball Day, and your clip ins got tangled up in your fused extensions, which had already gone through the ringer in Italy. Could MTV not give you guys a week to get yourselves together between Italy and Jersey?! Bastards! Anyway, you were hilarious on this episode, as always. Speaking of Meatball Day, I think you and Snooks should limit it to like Meatball Luncheon or Meatball Evening from 7 to 9 pm. That day drinking is just not a good look for either of you. Just saying. You got a tad bit emotional over Vinny leaving, but he's your good guy friend, so I'm not judging. I like that you care that much about people. Not many people are that invested in their friendships anymore. Deena's grade for the week: B.

Snooki: You avoided another "Unit" disaster thanks to a brawl in da club without even knowing it. Mike and his friend were planning on ruining yet another night with Jionni for you, and I, for one, am glad that their plan was foiled. I like you and Jionni together. But what was with you telling Jionni you weren't going to cheat on him when he was leaving the house? Was it because it was going to be Meatball Day and he was suspicious you and Deena were going to have a repeat of the infamous Riccione trip? I felt like that was so out of the blue for you to say, especially when you two have been getting along so well lately, despite Mike's best efforts to break you guys up. At any rate, Meatball Day seemed like a blast, at least your hair wasn't a hot tangled mess, anyway. But I want to give you the same advice as I gave Deena: no more day drinking. I'll leave it at that. You were saddened by the news of Vinny leaving, but you held it together, and assured Jionni that Vinny's your friend, nothing more. You can't blame Jionni for asking. Snooki's grade for the week: B.

Ronnie: Thank you for not being scary this season. I'd much rather enjoy happy, funny, joking around Ronnie, which is what we got this episode. I loved the prank on Mike at the restaurant (who falls asleep at a restaurant anyway?). But I will say, you and Sammi need to have some romantic date nights this season. We need to see this love story through to the end, even if you aren't together now. I felt bad for you at the Shore Store - since you said Mike and Jenni don't do anything - but hey, we all have coworkers like that. You should use RonRon Juice as an incentive. If they don't do their share at work, no RonRon Juice. That might work. And rumor has it RonRon Juice will be in stores soon! Congrats! Ronnie's grade for the week: A.

Vinny: We got to see you go home on this episode, which I have to admit, was bittersweet. Your mom is such a great lady, though. It was like she was assessing how you were feeling just by looking at you. Can't wait till you come back to the Shore house. Oh and the gang goes to Staten Island next week to kidnap you, only it looks like you're not home. Bummer! Vinny's grade for the week: N/A.

Pauly: I think you need an eye exam. You're bringing home THE WORST girls this season. Not that I condone your promiscuity or anything. But damn. First the klepto, then the busted tattoo chick, now, the weirdo who won't leave but won't do the damn thing, either. #PaulyDproblems! Anyway, your birthday weekend was quite the celebration. Your whole family came to Seaside, including your "bah-buh" (barber), which I thought was a great gift from your mom. You with your hair soft and not blown out is a sight to behold. Amazing. Please tell me you'll let us see that again this season. I can only imagine how awkward it must have been to have such a great birthday while Mike is staring daggers at you because no one is paying attention to him. It's not your fault he's burned all his bridges. Pauly's grade for the week: B.

Mike: First of all, I have to address your severe martyr complex you got goin'. Here's a reality check. When you push everyone away, stir up trouble with everyone, and burn all your bridges with people, THEY AREN'T GOING TO WANT TO BE YOUR FRIEND ANYMORE!!! Seriously, are you that delusional that you don't understand that? You whine about no one celebrating your birthday with you, but you take no responsibility for ruining your friendships with them in the first place! You say you're the bad guy and cry about it, but you purposely meddle in other people's lives and call yourself the villain - laughing and smiling the whole time. So which is it? Because if you're really the villain, you won't care about people not liking you. So figure it out. Oh and you're "leaving" is a bunch of bullsh*t, too. Did you even pack a bag? Ugh. Mike's grade for the week: F.

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Give Me Your Keys

Tabatha Coffey is back, and she's not playing. Ms. Coffey is expanding her show beyond salons, taking over all kinds of businesses in 2012. And I love it. Tabatha is always entertaining, but she's also smart, honest, and genuine about helping these people save their businesses.

The first episode of the season was a salon, and the owner was actually living in the salon because she couldn't afford a place of her own. Sad! But with Tabatha's help, and some restructuring, the salon was back on its feet, and the owner got an apartment around the corner. Success!

This week's episode focused on Club Ripples, Long Beach, CA's first gay dance club ever. So it's a historical landmark as well. One of the owners had so many rules in place, it didn't seem like you could ever have fun in there if you tried. The other owner was so depressed, he could hardly crack a smile. The staff were frustrated and felt like they were being treated like children. Tabatha whipped them into shape, and before you knew it, they had a new attitude, and a new signature cocktail (Pineapple Sunset).

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Another one of my favorite shows is back: New Girl. I love this show so much. I don't know if it's the Jess character, or Nick, or Schmidt, or Winston - well, it's all of them. All together. It really is the ensemble that makes this show work. If Jess were surrounded by other characters (or other actors), I'm positive I wouldn't be as crazy about this show.

This week, it's Schmidt's birthday (29th) and like any metrosexual out there, he's bummed because his party bus fell through. So Jess takes it upon herself to save the day and throw him the douchiest douchebag party she can possibly throw.

Nick is dating a lawyer (played by Lizzy Caplan - Janis in Mean Girls - who incidentally, someone said I used to look like back when Mean Girls first came out), and she is awesome!! I hope she becomes a recurring character on the show.

Schmidt's frenemy is at the party and he is a major creep. And he's mean, too.

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We Found Love

I am SO glad "Glee" is back!! I really missed this show. I'll be discussing major plotlines, so if you haven't watched the show yet, SPOILER ALERT!!!

So, Artie and Becky went out on a couple dates, but Artie eventually had to break things off because he doesn't have real feelings for her. Did anyone else love the fact that Becky's inner thoughts are narrated by Helen Mirren. So adorable.

Will and Emma talk marriage, but her parents are such judgmental douchebags, they actually make Will think twice about marrying Emma because of her OCD. Um, here's a thought, why haven't Will and Emma gone to couple's counseling yet? Is Emma getting any kind of treatment at all? Because that's really step one, you know?

Anywhoo, Will finally does propose and it is ... magical. I friggin' cried.

And I gotta shout out Ms. Nene Leakes as swim coach Roz Washington. She was AWESOME! Not like awesome for a reality star awesome, like really, really good! Not many people know Nene was an actress before Real Housewives of Atlanta, and she talked about going to do pilots every year on the Watch What Happens Live After Show on Sunday. So, good for you, Nene. Can't wait to see you back on the show on February 7th.

Now, let's talk about the biggest surprise of the episode. Seriously, WTF was Finn thinking proposing to Rachel??? Doesn't he realize that she's going to New York as soon as she graduates? Maybe this is all the build up to them breaking up. I wish he would have just given her a promise ring and not proposed. But maybe this will force Rachel to break up with Finn once and for all and find her Broadway producer husband and live happily ever after. Or something like that.

Mercedes still has feelings for Sam, and I think they're a great couple. Go for it, Mercedes!!

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tic Tac Diet

Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday was super amazing and ridiculously entertaining. RuPaul and Tabatha Coffey were Andy's guests - it was a friggin' blast. Besides the fact that Ru looks beautiful in his man-drag, Tabatha was extra sassy with a side of sweet and sour.

Andy showed old pics of RuPaul and Tabatha from their childhoods - they were so cute! They also had a clip from when RuPaul was on Geraldo Rivera's talk show in the 80s, where she was giving hooker realness. Tabatha let it slip that last time she was in the clubhouse, she was less than pleased with Sheree Whitfield. Big surprise! RuPaul talked about being at the Sur Lounge launch party - he happens to be friends with Adrienne and knows Brandi - and he said there was drama EVERYWHERE. Ru also explained his Tic Tac diet, which is a classic Ru bit, and always a crowd pleaser.

Of course, Gaga vs. Madonna came up, and RuPaul was right when he said there's room for everyone, and feuds are good for record sales, so everyone is happy. Tabatha shared that she sometimes cuts her own hair - don't try that at home, kids! RuPaul talked about his book, Working It! (which is awesome), his album Glamazon (which is amazing), and his shoe line - RuPaul's Drag Race Pumps (which I NEED RIGHT NOW!).

The game of the night was a Fierce Off, where Andy gives a lame excuse and Tabatha and RuPaul take turns telling him off. RuPaul totally won. I mean, he actually said, "Your period just started", "A dingo is eating your baby as we speak", and "Your tracks are showing". Winner. Ru did win, he got a certificate and a gold lion medallion necklace. And all is right with the world.

Sandra Bernhard did Sandrology, and this time, Andy was right there next to her, keeping her on track the whole time. It was a lot better than last week. Sandra was hating on the movie Joyful Noise and Drew Barrymore's whale movie, too.

On the After Show, we got some juicy tidbits about Tabatha declining to appear on Celebrity Apprentice. What?! She would turn it out! But it's probably a good thing. Ru and Andy discuss Andy's potential drag name and Andy says he would be an ugly queen - he totally would NOT be ugly at all, by the way.

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Hottest Househusband

Monday's Watch What Happens Live was a Beverly Hills Umansky-fest with Kyle and Mauricio. They flew in from the Golden Globes, where Kyle said she hid from Kelsey Grammer on the red carpet! The bartender was "Slutty Sigmund Freud", and boy, was he slutty. I think I saw his Oedipus Complex.

Kyle mentioned how difficult it was to watch this week's episode. She even said Kim didn't watch the episode at all. Kyle confirmed that Kim and Ken are not together anymore, which she had previously stated on the Wendy Williams show. Kyle also said that Kim is doing well and feeling strong - and that is truly great to hear.

Andy showed Kyle and Mauricio's original casting tape, which was hilarious. They're pretty much the same as they are now, though. Kyle talked about her friendship with Camille - oh! and Kyle did the splits at the clubhouse per a caller's request! Haha!

Andy played a game with the hottie couple where Kyle chooses who Mauricio gets a free pass with - awkward! But somehow fun at the same time - Betty White wins, by the way. Kyle revealed that the ladies went to Sur after the reunion taping, which I thought was a little odd, but I would have loved to hear the conversation over drinks that night.

The poll question was "Who's the biggest drama queen?", and Kim wins.

On the After Show, Slutty Sigmund Freud makes a move on Andy, so cute! Kyle and Mauricio tell the story of how they got together, too. Kyle talks about her book, and her advice to "fake it 'til you make it", no matter what the situation is. I really want to read her book, gotta get my hands on it. The Umanskys talk about keeping the love alive in a marriage. Their secrets include: making time for each other, having fun, and respecting each other. Good advice, for sure.

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Sur Crashers

This week's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was full of drama - and the backdrop for all of it was the exquisite Sur Lounge launch party. There were a ton of people there, including everyone's favorite, RuPaul, and everyone's least favorite, Cedric. It was certainly an emotional episode, so let's get started.

Lisa: First of all, Sur is gorgeous. I love every inch of it (what they showed on tv), so congratulations. I have to say, again, that I still love your relationship with your husband. He's such a sweet man, and he adores you. Hope you gave him that cuddle after all! It was nice to see you joking back and forth with Brandi - you two are fun to watch together. And it was awesome when you asked Brandi's ex's ex to leave. Who knew Beverly Hills was THAT small? In her defense, the ex's ex couldn't wait to leave. I'm glad she left willingly. The most hilarious scene was when Bernie, Adrienne's chef, was SO awkward with you, and you didn't even recognize him! And then, Cedric had to show up. I thought you handled it beautifully. Who knows why he was there (cameras), or why he wanted to speak to you (cameras), but it wasn't appropriate. He wasn't invited! Seriously, that guy's got nerve. You and Ken were right to send him away. Sur was packed with people, and yet, you showed your friends that you were there for them no matter how huge an affair you were hosting at the time. You demonstrated genuine interest in Kyle, Taylor, and even Kim. Lisa's grade for the week: A.

Kyle: This was the episode that proved you were right about Kim all along. You may have overreacted at times during the season, but that's probably because you're sick of the roller coaster that is Kim. You had a lot on your mind at Sur, mostly because you could see right through Kim's "everything's fine" facade. Your talk with Kim outside confirmed all of our fears about her and Ken - but the bond between the two of you seemed to start to rebuild at that very moment. I'm really glad you're standing by Kim now as she continues through recovery. Now, let's talk about Cedric. What was the deal with him asking if you're scared of Lisa? Crazy! The look of shock on your face when he came in was too much. When Taylor sat down with you and the ladies, there was a very apparent divide - those who felt no apology from Taylor was necessary, and those who felt they deserved an apology from her. You told Taylor she didn't need to apologize - but I think you meant that YOU personally didn't need one. Obviously a couple of the ladies felt otherwise. You've always been a good friend to Taylor, so it was no surprise that you'd be so supportive and kind to her. Kyle's grade for the week: A.

Taylor: I know some will criticize you for bringing your psychiatrist to a party, but who better to help you make amends with your friends - which is the whole reason you went to the party (at least that's the only reason that makes any sense to me). You admitted that you've been acting like a crazy person, and you used your lid analogy again, which I won't knock you for since it's pretty accurate. When Adrienne and Camille weren't as quick to forgive and forget, you didn't throw a fit, you heard them out and apologized. Good for you. You should take that Dr. Sophy with you everywhere you go from now on. You've had a rough season. I really hope you slow down and take some time to rebuild your life. With the book, the show, the crazy behavior lately all happening at the same time, people are worried about you. Taylor's grade for the week: B.

Adrienne: The party at Sur was more like a therapy session for you. You had to get Kim to talk to Kyle, which ended well, and you were present for Taylor's mea culpa to the group, which also ended on a positive note. I'm glad you pushed for an apology from Taylor, since you were a lot more worried about the legal implications that Russell had been threatening than some of the other ladies. I also appreciated the fact that you told Taylor how confusing it is to hear one thing from her one day and then see something totally different the next. You were obviously sick of the lies and all the pretending, and you just wanted her to know how frustrated you were. Ultimately, you showed your support for Taylor and commended her on leaving Russell for good. Oh and you handled seeing Paul's ex with humor and grace. I swear, Beverly Hills is one small town, am I right? Adrienne's grade for the week: B.

Camille: Bravo for speaking up about your issues with Taylor and Russell, because I believe you were the catalyst for Taylor making her decision to do something about her marriage. With Adrienne by your side, the  matter was put out on the table at Sur, and you ladies were able to come together at the end of it. I hear rumblings that you won't be on next season, which would be a shame. You were a lot more likable this season, so hopefully your fans will make enough noise so that Bravo invites you back. Camille's grade for the week: A.

Kim: Wow. Where to begin? The rifling through the purses and luggage, blatantly telling people you don't want to talk to your sister, playing with the "buttons" and baggies in the limo, seriously, I'm SO glad you went to rehab. Your talk with Kyle was way overdue. You should have never brought Ken to Hawai'i - that would have been the perfect opportunity to talk to Kyle about his control issues, which he most certainly has. Ken is a classic example of an abusive guy - all nice and calm in the beginning, then he turns into a controlling, mean bully. Just be glad you're not with him now. I'm assuming the pregnancy scare turned out to be nothing, since you're not with child now. Just focus on your recovery, and do yourself a favor and don't come back next season as a regular. Drop in from time to time, and that's it. Kim's grade for the week: D.

Brandi: You made me laugh a lot on this episode, and you won major points in my book for calling Ken a gay bull mastiff to his face. And then, when he doesn't get the joke, you just laugh in his face. That's what the a-hole gets. Good for you. I like how you handled the waitress/ex's ex thing - you mentioned it but you didn't go crazy about it, so that was cool. And you made sure everyone knew that you didn't invite Cedric, which I believe you didn't. You wouldn't do that after becoming so close with Lisa. If you can keep the fun going, I'd like to see you next season. Brandi's grade for the week: A.

Best line of the night goes to, of course, RuPaul, who pretty much summed up the entire season with this statement: "You're born naked and the rest is drag ... This room is FULL of drag queens."

Next week, the finale! The wedding! And my boyfriend, Kevin Lee!

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Who's Bill?

Watch What Happens Live on Sunday night was a Nene Leakes spectacular with special guest bartender, drag queen, Miss Golden Globe. I - needless to say - loved it.

Nene played everyone's new favorite game, Plead the Fifth, but she didn't reveal much. She actually plead the 6th to a question regarding the last time she was intimate with Gregg. Bummer! Give us the tea!

I especially enjoyed the game of the night, Bam! or Busted, where Nene critiqued some Golden Globes red carpet looks. Unfortunately for Kyle from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Nene wasn't feeling her choker or her hair-do, so she got a Busted.

Andy sent Psychic Rose (who was a big part of Kim's storyline on the last episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta) a picture of his palm to read, and Nene read him her findings: 1. He'll meet his soul mate this year. 2. He'll live to his late 80s. 3. There's something wrong below his waist and above his toes, which he needs to have checked out right away, but he's going to be fine. This last one really freaked Andy out. Listen, Andy, Rose is full of it. All "psychics" are.

Nene gave us her take on the Mama Joyce dinner, in a nutshell, she feels it wasn't any of Joyce's business. Nene said they're all grown women, and Joyce doesn't know the whole story. Ms. Leakes shared that she has grown a lot and she feels that Kim goes too far. I agree. Kim and Sheree are still talking negatively about Nene in their interviews, and in Nene's interviews, she hardly mentions them. So, you be the judge.

On the After Show, the fun continues as Nene giggles through some calls and says Phaedra's name-dropping is "a bunch of bullsh*t". Like most of us, she thinks Mauricio is a hottie, and she defends herself regarding accepting John's extravagant gifts. She says the Glee experience was great, as well.

I got through - I called after 8:30 and kept trying until someone picked up (the nice lady!) and she thought I was someone who was on hold. I clarified that I hadn't been on hold, but I really wanted to ask a question. The nice lady asked me to ask about Nene's relationship status with Marlo, and I agreed. Not ten seconds later, BAM! I'm talking to Andy and Nene. Nene giggled about Bill - had I missed something? - and Andy quickly says he's just a friend. Then Nene gives him a hard time about it before they ask me what my question is. I ask about Marlo and Nene says she likes her and they are friends. Andy brings up Marlo's recent statement about her assault charges, to which Nene responds that she really doesn't know anything about that. It's at this point that my call is ended. Not sure if they hung up on me or if I accidentally hung up with my face (it's happened before), but Andy says bye to me and I'm not there. Sad face. Watch my call here, I'm the first caller on this video clip.

Nene talks about Kim's daughters, who she had previously been close with, but she says she hasn't seen them lately but she likes them, which is nice. Andy can't quite get over Rose's prediction about his supposed ailment, and I actually feel bad because he looks so worried about it.

The best moment of the After Show for me was when Nene talks about fame. She likens it to winning the lottery - and having a magnifying glass on you at all times. Which we've heard from celebs before, but coming from Nene, she's giving it to us straight. Even the fact that she can't go to Target anymore. But, she's grateful because without this platform she wouldn't be where she is today. Then Andy shares that it was Nene who asked/begged Andy to do a reunion show for season 1 of RHOA since she had a LOT to say. So we have her to thank.

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Pink Guns

Real Housewives of Atlanta was pretty interesting this week - we had some makeups, some culture, some shooting, and some shade throwing, of course. Let us begin!

Kim: I'm going to be nice this week (somewhat) and say that I admired you for going to the shooting range to learn what that's all about. If it's something that's important to Kroy, it's better that you learn the right way to handle a firearm. I'm scared of guns, personally, but I do admire women who can handle a weapon. I'm not sure about taking the baby to the range, but that's neither here nor there. I'm sure he wasn't in any danger. I have to say, I think psychics are bullsh*t, so I really have no opinion on that scene. The dinner with Mama Joyce was tense, but I'm glad you were respectful to Kandi's mom and played along as much as possible. She only has good intentions. I think it was nice when you said, "never say never", when Joyce asked you if there was any chance you and Nene would ever speak in the future. Good answer. I like you so much more when you're not putting people down. I was disappointed that you didn't acknowledge Nene's presence at Joyce's dinner. Just to be polite, you could have said hi and it would have been over with. Also, in your interviews, you kept alluding to the fact that Nene is big (ie: can't help but see her), and that was just unnecessary. Grow up. Kim's grade for the week: C.

Phaedra: Did you really say it was a "powder in your panties" day? I'm just checking. You had some silly lines in this episode, that's for sure. I liked that you and Apollo met up with Cynthia and Peter. The beef between the two hubbies was so stupid and juvenile, I'm glad they let it go. I think the South Africa trip sounds fun, so good for you for trying to get these girls together. It's good to know you have hobnobbed with royals in Ghana, although I don't think the Vice President really knew who you were or even cared that much that you would be visiting the country soon. But bless your heart, all the same. You were pretty hilarious at the African Dance class, and I'm wondering if you're angling for a spot on Dancing with the Stars? You know, since you think Kandi wouldn't cut it. The scene at the museum was a little cringey, only because you kept molesting the mannequins. Hands off! This isn't a strip joint! Phaedra's grade for the week: B.

Cynthia: I was so glad to see you and Peter getting along in this episode, you guys even made peace with Apollo and Phaedra! I love it! I also loved that you called Nene immediately after to give her the scoop about the Africa trip. I'm guessing you'll have a lot more fun if she goes with you. Oh! And I LOVE the short bangs you were rocking! You were giving me early 90s realness and I loved every second of it. At Mama Joyce's dinner, you were right to remind Joyce that you can't force adult women to be friends, although I don't think she heard a word you said. I like that you were there for Nene, but you didn't jump in to the conversation too much. This isn't your fight. Cynthia's grade for the week: A.

Nene: You know you're my girl. You had a lot to say in this episode and you might be surprised to hear my take on it. First, I loved your reaction to the South Africa trip when Cynthia first called you about it. I believe it was something to the effect of, "I wouldn't even take a trip to the trash can with Apollo and Phaedra". Shady, but funny. Your meeting with John and his business partners was so interesting to me. I think it's so cool that you're building your business and it's all becoming a reality. However, I gotta be real with you and it pains me to say it - but you almost, ALMOST, sounded like Kim a few times. Such as, "I love a gift" (the Louboutins), "I learn a lot from him, and he gets to look at me" (creepy), and the fact that you negotiate with John based on the fact that he likes you. Now, I'm not hating on you getting your business taken care of. I think it's the fact that he is so over the top with his interest in you, personally. To your credit, you never flirt back - which separates you from the Kims of the world - but it would be even better if you told John to keep the Loubs and give you another couple projects instead. Now, let's talk about the dinner with Mama Joyce. You were visibly uncomfortable but you kept your composure. I love that. You said hello, even though you really didn't want to. I like how you explained your stance to Joyce - sometimes people go too far, and you can't move forward, no matter how much fun you had with them in the past. I love that you're going on the South Africa vacation (already saw the promos) - I think it's an awesome opportunity (once in a lifetime, like Joyce and Kandi said). I can't wait for that episode. I understand your resistance - Sheree's not the most desirable vacation companion at this point, but that should never stop you from such a wonderful opportunity. Besides, if Sheree sees you having fun, it'll only make her more jealous of you. Nene's grade for the week: B-.

Kandi: You seem to get caught in the middle a lot with these ladies, but you always speak your mind and you don't play games - which is why I think you're awesome on this show. The African Dance class was a great scene, and you told us something we didn't know - you don't think you're a good dancer. But what about the belly dancing class you killed a couple seasons back? I'm not the only one who remembers that! After the dance class, you spilled the tea on Marlo and her criminal background with Phaedra. I'd be a little freaked out too if I realized the girl I had beef with has no problem trying to stab someone. But I have a feeling you'd stand right up to Marlo if need be. Like you said, now you're ready for her. At the dinner with your mom, you brought up a great point: Do these women even remember what they're mad at each other about? Of course they do, but it seems so petty now. I wish they could let it go, but the animosity is still there. Your "girl group" analogy was perfect, too. That's exactly what this is like:  Supremes/Dreamgirls/EnVogue status drama. It was nice of you to encourage Nene to come with you girls on the trip, since you two don't have the best track record. The fact that you reached out probably helped a lot. You have the right attitude about the whole trip thing, too. You're gonna have fun, regardless. Kandi's grade for the week: A.

Sheree: I wish I could be nicer to you, but you leave me no choice, really. You've had the same storyline for four seasons, and it's still boring as hell. You're most entertaining when you're asking the question, "Who's gon' check me, boo?" But that was so long ago. I wanted to believe you when you told Phaedra you'd be a grown up and go on the South Africa trip even if Nene went. But I knew you couldn't be serious. At Mama Joyce's dinner, you were defensive and made it clear that you have no intentions on even having a civilized conversation with Nene. Then, in your interview, you mocked Nene saying, "the bitch has never been abroad". Well, with language like that, I'm surprised you're not a Goodwill Ambassador by now. I'm not saying Nene is high-society or anything, but you've got to know your role. You're not even the most popular cast member on this show. So, you really have no room to criticize Nene, who has skyrocketed past you in every aspect. Jealous much? Sheree's grade for the week: D. 

Mama Joyce: You were doing your best to talk some sense into these ladies, but it didn't quite work. I loved that you made it clear you don't party with your daughter, and you definitely aren't into the type of entertainment Ridiculous the stripper provides. Your words were wise and true, but you're dealing with some stubborn women. Hopefully they'll reflect on your words and have a change of heart. It was too funny when you realized you'd been sipping on alcohol the entire time! Mama Joyce's grade for the week: A. 

Next week, Nene and Marlo talk about the South Africa vacation, Kim deals with Kroy leaving to play football, and Kandi expresses some concern about the upcoming trip with the ladies.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Making Amends

This episode of Mob Wives was all about forgiveness, and I loved it! We have plenty to talk about, so here we go!

Big Ang: I gotta start with you. Right from the beginning, you're a positive influence on these ladies. You're fun, charming, real, and just plain nice. I loved your talk with Drita at the top of the episode, and your friend Linda is a riot. I'd party with you two any day. I agree that all this fighting is stupid, even though the show basically thrives on drama. But I think this show could use some light-hearted fun once in a while. Oh and no more plastic surgery. We love you just the way you are. The pow wow you organized turned out well, and I think that had a lot to do with how much the ladies respect you. Big Ang's grade for the week: A.

Drita: You have a lot on your mind, but you have the wherewithal to realize that Carla and Renee need to resolve their issues. I like that you're focusing on the future - getting ready to sell your house and getting your jewelry from Lee appraised. It was painful to watch you try to skirt the issue with Aleeya, but you're doing your best to keep her out of the grown-up problems that you and Lee are having. You just want your kids to be kids, and I love you for that. You were easy breezy at the Renee/Carla meeting, and it was such a relief that they're okay. Good job this week. Drita's grade for the week: A.

Renee: I really admire the fact that you sat down and wrote a letter to express your feelings about Carla. I do not like your friend Nikole - she wants you to stay mad at Carla for a reason. You don't need people who are going to encourage you to be angry. You've got enough problems, you don't need more anger in your life. You started off at Big Ang's get-together on the aggressive side, but I'm so glad you softened up and made up with Carla. You need good friends around you right now, and a friend of 27 years is not something you want to just walk away from over some pettiness. And you lighting up between Big Ang's boobs is my new favorite scene. That was just hilarious. About you and Junior, I like that you're happy - but I don't know if this is the best thing for you. You've revealed recently that you're not currently with him, so I'm guessing we'll see that unfold as the season goes on. I have to say, your friend Tiffany is right, you gotta focus on yourself. I thought it was so classy that you met with Carla in private to discuss the letter and I'm glad it didn't turn ugly at all.  Renee's grade for the week: B.

Carla: You were right to make peace with Renee. I love that you're dropping the mean girl routine! And for the record, I don't think you're Drita's puppet like Ramona and Karen say. You have your own opinions and your own ideas. You're just not on their team, so of course, they're going to hate on you. I look forward to your confrontation with Karen next week - show her she can't intimidate you. Carla's grade for the week: B.

Karen: I give you credit - you're a good friend. You've hitched your wagon to Ramona, and you're keeping it there for the time being. It was nice to see you having fun in this episode. I wish you would keep your temper and hatred for Drita on the back burner from now on. You're so much more likable when you're not tearing someone else down. Karen's grade for the week: B.

Ramona: I was surprised to learn you live a life of luxury travelling with your boyfriend. I do admire the fact that you divorced your husband for getting involved with the mafia (allegedly), but the problem I have with you is that I really can't wholeheartedly believe anything that comes out of your mouth. I hope you prove me wrong. I felt bad for you when you called Karen in a panic after your arrest. Your boyfriend must have been hiding something really bad from you for the cops to swoop in on y'all like that. Get that situation resolved, honey. Ramona's grade for the week: C.

On the next episode, Renee moves back in with Junior (bad idea!), Ramona reveals what went down with her boyfriend and the arrest, Drita and Carla dish about Ramona, Karen and Renee discuss Carla, and Karen and Carla finally meet up and it's not pretty.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Descendants and The Artist

Long story short, this year's Golden Globes were terribly boring. It wasn't anyone's fault, it just wasn't entertaining. I'll just give you my highlights.

Ricky Gervais started the show by reading the rules for the night: no profanity, no innuendo, no libel, no Mel Gibson jokes. He eluded to the movie Jodie Foster did with Mel, and she takes the jokes like a champ. They cut to Elton John at one point and gurl is not amused.

Christopher Plummer wins best Supporting Actor for "Beginners", beating out Albert Brooks and Jonah Hill. I can't look at him without thinking about Sound of Music. Then he calls Ewan Magregor a "scene stealing swine".

Rob Lowe and Julianne Moore experience technical difficulties with the teleprompter, so Julianne is given a card to read to announce this year's Miss Golden Globe, who turns out to be Andie McDowell's daughter.

Ricky Gervais telling the room that the show is already 5 minutes over time. He demands that the stars only thank God and their agents, who have exactly the same amount of input in his career. He introduces Melissa McCarthy as the one who defecated into a sink in the movie "Bridesmaids", which he says is less demeaning than what most of those in the room have done to get into showbiz

Jimmy Fallon and Adam Levine present the awards for best song and best score moves, but first, Jimmy does his signature Mick Jagger moves, which is always a crowd pleaser.

Kate Beckinsale, sporting a cream-colored, beaded, strapless gown with a trumpet skirt, presents the Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical with Seth Rogen who can't help but express his ... excitement ... to be standing next to her. Michelle Williams wins and gives a touching speech in which she thanks her daughter (with the late Heath Ledger).

Ricky commending the audience, saying they're better than last years audience - adding that they had a stick up their ass.

George Clooney comes out with a cane, poking fun at bestie Brad Pitt.

Awesome couple, William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman sing their introduction to the nominees for Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Mini Series, or TV Movie. Too cute.

Ricky introduces Madonna as "Queen of Pop", then tells Elton John he's not referring to him. Ricky then says she's "just like a virgin" - with an eye roll. Madonna responds, "If I'm just like a virgin, come over here and do something about it ... I haven't kissed a girl in a few years - on TV."

Tina Fey and Jane Lynch's girl-power inspired presenting for Actor in a TV Series - Comedy or Musical.

The winner for Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama went to the amazing Octavia Spencer. I loved her acceptance speech. After some winking and posing, she gets serious, quoting Martin Luther King, Jr.: "All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance." Then she added, "thank you for recognizing that with our film".

Robert Downey Jr. looking scrumptious. He is so friggin' hot.

Ricky complaining that he can't understand a f*cking word Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas say, as he introduces them. Antonio responds by speaking Castilian Spanish, which Salma clarifies she can't understand either. They present the award for Best TV Series - Comedy or Musical to the Modern Family cast and crew. Sofia Vergara and Steven Levitan accept, with Sofia giving her speech in Spanish, and Steven "translating", taking some creative license in the process.

The winner for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical is Jean Dujordin from "The Artist". He is super charming, saying (in a thick french accent) that his agent said, "You'll never do movies. Your face is to expressive, too big." This gets a big laugh since "The Artist" is a silent film, and his face is essentially what got him the award. He adds, "I fought for my dreams, and I thank him for letting me prove him wrong."

Ricky hates on Colin Firth - saying critics love him, women love him - but what people don't know if that he's a racist who punches blind kittens. Colin comes out, shakes Ricky's hand and mock-kicks him.

George Clooney wins for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama. George gets a standing ovation. He gives Michael Fassbender credit for doing full frontal nudity this year, then says Michael can play golf with his hands behind his back.

Best Picture - Drama goes to The Descendants, and Best Picture - Comedy or Musical goes to The Artist.

Ricky closes the show by saying, "Thank you, that's it." He congratulates the nominees and winners, then says he hopes they like the goodie bags, "that should take your mind off of the recession."

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Video Games

This past Saturday, Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe hosted SNL for the first time. Indie darling Lana Del Rey was the musical guest. You can watch the show here. Here's how it went:

The cold open was a fairly amusing Mitt Romney sketch skewering his comments regarding firing people. Of course, it went too long, but it wasn't terrible.

Daniel's monologue was really funny. I loved his run on the Harry Potter books/movies, including his comment that the books are for children, of course, he was joking. He referenced past Harry Potter sketches, and nixed potential sketches, such as Dumbledore running a Pottery Barn, a new character called Harry Pothead, and the Jersey Shore Hogwarts class.

Up next, a commercial parody for Ricky Gervais' hosting gigs. The premise is that he's not only hosting the Golden Globes, but also the Kids Choice Awards, Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, and the BET Awards. Jason Sudeikis does a great job with this impression.

The first live sketch of the night is The Target Lady, played by the incredibly talented Kristen Wiig. I know some are tired of this sketch, but I thought this installment in the recurring sketch pretty entertaining. Daniel plays a mullet-sporting muscle-bound coworker who's got a thing for Kristen's character. Bill Hader adds laughs with his creepy manager role. Best quote of the sketch: "Pull your pants back up, I can see your forest!"

"You Can Do Anything", a talk show sketch hosted by Vanessa Bayer and Bill Hader, focuses on the "incredibly high self-esteem of the YouTube generation". Vanessa is a photo blogger, Bill, an independent filmmaker. Their three guests take turns showing that they have no training or education in their chosen profession, but that doesn't stop them from declaring that they're the best at what they do. This sketch comes off as a little bitter - maybe it's the writers way of fighting back against the YouTube videos like "Sh*t Girls Say" - which some argue are funnier than SNL. Best line of the sketch: "I tried and therefore no one should criticize me."

Then we have another filmed sketch, Spin the Bottle. Daniel plays a germaphobe who's caught in a cruel game he can't seem to escape. With hobos.

We get another live sketch, a knock off of the Jersey Boys musical, Delaware Fellas. Citing the high ticket prices for Jersey Boys, Delaware Fellas seems to be the next best (and affordable) option. And Joe Biden is a fan. Keenan Thompson steals this one with his choice of accent.

The Harry Potter sketch is centered around a bored and bitter Harry hanging out at Hogwarts 10 years after eliminating Voldemort. Bill Hader does a spot on Professor Snape. Fans of the books/movies will appreciate this one. Everyone else will be a little lost.

Now for the controversial part. Usually, the musical performances are a nice break from the comedy, giving us a chance to just sit back and enjoy the artist and their song. No such luck here. Lana Del Rey caused quite an uproar with her performance of the song "Video Games". First of all, she's a beautiful girl. Long red hair perfectly cascades over her shoulders, she's wearing a delicate white lace gown, and her face is oddly angelic. She starts the song in a somewhat surprising lower tone of voice, then switches to an almost whisper. She's working a shy girl persona, and I have to admit it is sort of fascinating, but only because she's so distant and aloof. Then she runs into several rough spots, vocally, and her use of corny hand choreography while walking around in circles playing with hair is eventually off-putting. At times, she's just talking over the music. To be honest, the melody of the song has been done before - which in itself is no crime. The official track is way overproduced, making her vocals a lot more palatable than they are on this live broadcast. Check out the official video for the song here. The overall online response seems to be negative, but that could be because of her backstory - which many have a problem with. More on that later.

Weekend Update features Kim Jong Un's two best friends from growing up, played by Fred Armisen and Vanessa Bayer, doing their usual whispering criticism of their "friend". The highlight was Daniel playing Casey Anthony's adopted Yorkshire Terrier. After discussing Casey's recent internet searches, he asks "Where was Sarah Mclachlan on this one?" He describes life with Casey as "rough", which gets a huge laugh. He reveals Casey has a new boyfriend, Dragon, and says they met at a booty shaking contest.

Then they did a somewhat disappointing sketch, which takes place in the future, making fun of how we live in the year 2012, including using the internet to send emails, wearing layers of clothing, and having indoor bathrooms. Oh and apparently, Taylor Swift assassinates someone in the future, and wolverines are domesticated household pets.

Kristen Wiig is featured in a series of campaign ads as Glenda Okones, which are actually attack ads on herself.

Next, we have the Jay Pharoah Show, where he basically resorts to doing celebrity impressions, such as Denzel, Will Smith, and Chris Rock. His guest is Daniel Radcliffe, but he has no idea who he is. Jay closes with his Tracy Morgan impression, which is sadly not as good as the others.

Lana Del Rey's next performance is a song called "Blue Jeans". What surprised me is that she had no costume change between performances. It was the same exact dress. It's strange to me, because most performers change outfits for the second song. Lana's vocals are no better this time around, switching from bellowing to whining. Billboard.com did a really good article about the controversy surrounding this new artist, check it out here. My take on it is, changing your public image is nothing new. Lady Gaga is very open about her transformation - the Marry the Night song and video is all about that. But, what I think people are upset about it is the apparent attempt to hide her former persona, like this other incarnation of her never existed. On Lana's twitter page, she says, "I have everything I want - money, notoriety, and rivieras." Maybe this is just another attempt to get buzz going about her. Some are reporting that she was just nervous. I didn't see "nervous", I saw a lack of preparation, showmanship, and general performance skills.

The last sketch was Kristen Wiig harrassing Daniel via an exit poll, which was really funny.

The last offering is another commercial sketch, this time for the Headz Up app - an app that tells you what's happening right in front of you, like a car coming towards you, so you never have to look up from your phone. Somewhat amusing.

Overall, there were some standout moments, but what people will be talking about it Lana Del Rey and her polarizing persona.

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

What Had Happened

Wednesday night's Watch What Happens Live was maybe one of my favorite shows ever. Rosie Perez (LOVE her) and Top Chef Masters contestant Hugh Acheson (famous for his unibrow) were the guests, along with recently eliminated Top Chef Texas contestant TyLor Boring serving as bartender. There were some technical difficulties, including Andy's watering eyeballs, but it was a fun show with lots of laughs. Rosie is one of my most favorite people in the world ever, and every time she says "what had happened" in her famous accent, I was laughing out loud. She has a great personality, and she's more beautiful than ever. Andy showed her dancing in her Soul Train days, and mama was FIERCE! Grrrr!!! I really liked Hugh and TyLor, as well. The After Show was awesome, with Rosie spilling the tea on JLo, Kanye, Spike Lee, and so much more. Check it out here.

Thursday's show was probably pre-taped, since the show's only guest, Rosie O'Donnell, tweeted about going to the clubhouse earlier in the week. But, it didn't take away from the show at all. It felt like an intimate date between Rosie and Andy, with a shirtless bartender who happens to be in Chicago on Broadway. They played an awesome game (Our Gayvorite Things), which was a hilarious take on the 70's game show Press Your Luck. Double Dare's Marc Summers was the host, and it was so great. Andy and Rosie battled it out with such topics as Barbra Streisand, Oprah, The Osmonds, and a soap opera I can't remember (sorry). I love Rosie, I've been a fan since VH1 Stand Up Spotlight, and I love that she was so honest about everything - from her old talk show, to past costars, to her working relationship with her new boss Oprah. The After Show was really good, so make sure you watch it here.

I love that Watch What Happens Live is on five times a week and the caliber of the guests is stellar. LOVE it! What are your thoughts? Tweet me!

Pickle Juice

Jersey Shore was quite emotional on Thursday night - what with Vinnie leaving to deal with his anxiety issues and all. The rest of the cast seems to be lost without him, but the laughs and drama will no doubt continue in Vinny's (short) absence. 

So let's get down to the nitty gritty of the episode!

Vinny: I can totally understand why you had to leave. I know it made your roommates upset, but you have to take care of yourself first. Anxiety and depression is no joke, and the best thing you could have done is to take some time out to get better. Especially if this is something you've been dealing with since you were a teenager. I know you'll come back, so it'll be nice to see you jump right back into the swing of things. Plus, you're raising awareness and probably sparking a dialogue for kids who may have the same problem. Vinny's grade for the week: A.

Pauly: You get the Dummy of the Week award. First, you burn your face off from tanning too much. Then, you bring home a skank whore who steals your chain just so she can come back and see you again (and get more camera time). I know you wanna hit Jersey "hord" for this last season, but you need to take a step back and make some better choices. I felt for you when Vinny left, being your bff and all, but I'm sure you want him to get better more than anyone. Vinny's grade for the week: C. 

Mike: I honestly want you to redeem yourself by the end of the season. I think you should stick with your girl Paula, drop the fight with Snooki, and ditch the "villain" persona once and for all. That's all I have to say to you. Mike's grade for the week: C.

Ronnie: You really tried to convince Vinny to stay, but nothing you did or said would have made a difference. You're super funny this season, which is definitely my favorite side of Ronnie. Keep it up, bro! Ronnie's grade for the week: A. 

Deena: I appreciate you on this show SO much. Just the comedic value alone is worth the price of admission. Your scene with the perfume was so hilarious. I love that you reconnected with a past boy toy, because that keeps you from salivating over Pauly. I'm not too excited about your upcoming drunken foolishness, but a Meatball doesn't change overnight, I guess. Deena's grade for the week: B.

Jenni: I wish we had more JWOWW moments on the show. I hate that you've been relegated to background player, but I'm hoping that will change as the season goes on. Jenni's grade for the week: B.

Sammi: You're still on my good side, and I love it! I love nice Sammi! All I can say is - I hope it lasts. Sammi's grade for the week: A. 

Snooki: Despite being falling-down-drunk at Karma, you had a pretty good episode, all in all. You and Jionni are still going strong, and I think that's awesome. Stay away from Mike and his drama, and make it a fun last season. Snooki's grade for the week: B.

The After Hours show focused mostly on Snooki and Mike - who are both adamant that the other is lying about the hooking up allegations. Mike ends up leaving, saying he doesn't want to keep making Snooki upset. Could it be he's tired of defending himself because it's not entirely true? Or is this just a plotline in progress? I'm officially over this storyline, so the sooner it's settled, the better. The previews for the next episode show Mike leaving - but this I'm positive that it's only temporary. He'll be back. Just like Vinny. Check out the After Hours show here

The Hook Up with Deena, Sammi, and Mike was pretty good. I like Kenny Santucci as a host. I wish he would host the After Hours show instead of that Amy chick. They discussed all the major plot points, and Mike talked about his behavior on the show. You can watch it here

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Queen, Please

I haven't watched very much of Toddlers & Tiaras since my last blog about the episode where Eden and MaKenzie battled it out (read it here). But when I heard my girl MaKenzie was coming back, I set my DVR and got ready for some pageantry. Not much has changed - still glitz, still big hair, still a little creepy.

MaKenzie is 6 years old now, and she's still sassy and funny. She's got a cat now, who apparently hasn't been declawed (ouch!). MaKenzie didn't win anything last time she competed, but that hasn't slowed down her career. She gets recognized everywhere and Funny or Die did a hilarious spoof on her (watch it here). MaKenzie's mom, Juana, just hopes she wins something this time around.

We meet Brooke and Kaylie, two sisters who are extremely competitive. Like, it hurts to watch, that's how competitive they are. Kaylie is the younger sister, and she's super vicious with her older sister. She brings Brooke to tears at one point. Ugh, I can't with this. The parents seem to be alright, there's no blatant favoritism going on. But these girls are not playing around.

Our next contestant is Hailey, a super sweet stunner, whose godfather is none other than ... Shangela from RuPaul's Drag Race and RuPaul's Drag U! Werk! Hailey and Shangela (DJ when he's not in drag) are so cute together. He coaches her along with Hailey's mom, who seems super nice as well. I really like Hailey. She's confident without being arrogant. And she seems to be having fun with the whole pageant thing, which is always nice to see. I loved the walk-off between Hailey and Shangela, so cute!

It's competition time, and the pageant is called "Lollipops and Gumdrops", and can I just say the pageant director scares me. Seriously. Anyway, the pageant begins, and beauty is first. MaKenzie has a tough time in beauty because her dress is a little discombobulated, but her face and dress are flawless. Then, she stumbles a couple of times - one judge determines that her shoes are too big for her, and she says she has to take away points for the stumbling. Hailey does great in beauty, although she's afraid she messed up - she almost trips, too. But it's really not noticeable. They had to slow down the tape to show the misstep. But it's so minor, the judges don't even catch it. Brooke performs extremely well, and the judges love everything about her.

It turns out, MaKenzie has groupies, and they've shown up in full force to support her. They have t-shirts, signs, and a Fatal Attraction level of determination for staying close to their idol. I should mention these groupies are children. But let's be real, they didn't drive themselves to the Ramada where this thing is being held. MaKenzie is super nice and gracious with them, taking pictures, hugging, and laughing. One of them slips and says "We're going to be best friends!" Hold up, honey, that's not how this works.

Next, we have Candy Wear, which is like the talent portion of the pageant, but with a candy theme (hence the name of the pageant, Lollipops and Gumdrops). MaKenzie choreographed her own routine, dressed in a Minnie Mouse costume - complete with Minnie ears - and she does great! Kaylie does a fun routine with a killer sequin dress, and Brooke does a routine inspired by candy fireballs. Hailey does an amazing job with her candy routine - where she's pushing a candy cart with her picture on it "like a homeless lady in New York", just like Shangela taught her.

The judges make their decisions and all of our girls have "pulled" for big titles, meaning they didn't win in their age group, so they have a chance to win the bigger crowns. The Ultimate Grand Supreme prize is a play house. Kaylie wins for her theme routine, Brooke also wins one of the bigger crowns. Hailey gets a big crown for her performance, and MaKenzie wins for beauty. This was a relief, especially for Juana, MaKenzie's mom. Some other girl we don't know won the play house.

I have to say, the funniest part was when MaKenzie begs her mom to get the groupies away from her because she wants to play with the other pageant girls in the play house. Juana says to go and play because the groupies (not in the pageant) aren't allowed in that area. MaKenzie whines, "But they go in the windows!" And then we see one of them actually do it. STALKER!! But seriously, that has to be annoying. MaKenzie was nice to them at first, but now she just wants them to go away. She's a celebrity, alright.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Plead the Fifth

I'm gonna run through two episodes of Watch What Happens Live, mostly because I finally caught up on the After Shows today. They're splitting them up into three parts now! Boo! Come on, Bravo, give us one video for the After Show, please!

Anywhoo ... Monday night's guests were Camille Grammer sporting a side-pony and Anderson Cooper sporting major shade-throwing skills! He hated on the Kardashians, Kim Richard's boyfriend, Kim Richard's shiny neck-bow-tie top in her interviews, oh and he almost worked a Shake Weight. No joke. Camille was cute and likable, and she could hardly contain her laughter when Andy and Anderson (ooh, that sounds like a show in itself) would get into their witty banter. Sandra Bernhard made her first appearance on the show with her "Sandrology" segment, which was funny - but only if you like Sandra's style. She makes obscure references and has a bit of a sarcastic sense of humor, so if you're not a fan of hers, you're most definitely not going to like the segment. I liked it, I got most of her references, although I still have some googling to do, and I think she's funny. And, of course, they played Plead the Fifth, which I think should be a staple on this show from now on. The After Show was awesome, so make sure you check it out here. Everything was discussed, including Kelsey Grammer's claims that Camille cheated first and her friends Dedra and Nick (the one she kissed on the lips on season one) make an appearance.

Last night, Robin Thicke and Katrina Bowden (of 30 Rock) were on, and I have to admit it was a little boring. They played a game where they had to guess whether the photo they were looking at was a child's toy or a sex toy. Kiiiinda gross. Robin Thicke was a lot more fun than I thought he would be - I know he's a singer, but I haven't listened to his music - but he was playful and randy and fit right in at the Clubhouse. Katrina was just ok for me, she was a little too shy, so that kind of killed the vibe a little bit. Robin imitated his dad (Alan Thicke of Growing Pains) and he sounded EXACTLY like him! It was hilarious! The After Show was pretty good, so check it out here. We hear more from Robin Thicke regarding his marriage to hottie Paula Patton, his work with Nicki Minaj, and whether he wears underwear or not. Told you Katrina was boring!

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Losing It

Lanai is full of beautiful scenery, fun activities, and tense dinners on last night's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Kim and her boyfriend Ken show up - a day late - and all hell breaks loose during Mauricio's birthday getaway. Back in Beverly Hills, Taylor and Dana spend some quality time together. 

Now that we're all up to speed, let's dish!

Taylor: Let's start with you. I liked your scene with Dana, although some of it seemed a little staged. I'm thinking you may have had to tape some scenes after the fact to have some continuity in your storyline for the show. I'm glad Dana was there for you - she seems very loyal. I don't blame you for being bummed that your BFFs were in Hawai'i while you were going through such a tough time, but I'm sure Kyle and Lisa wanted to be there for you more than anything. Taylor's grade for the week: A. 

Dana: I liked the softer side of you that we saw this week. You were supportive, kind, and loyal. Keep that up, and you'll win back a lot of Housewives watchers. Dana's grade for the week: A. 

Brandi: You toned down your flirting and took the time to actually hang out with the girls. You made Lisa laugh, so you just got 1,000 extra points in my book. I liked that you were more careful with your choice of words regarding Kim, and you didn't engage her at all, which was the best thing to do in that situation. Brandi's grade for the week: B.

Camille: I love that you throw yourself into every situation on the show. Snorkeling? Sure! Shots at dinner? Why not! You've proven that you're much more than the slightly kookoo Camille from season one. I think you're a great friend to the ladies on the show, and you know how to have a good time. Camille's grade for the week: A. 

Adrienne: I really enjoyed seeing you and Paul be affectionate with each other on this episode. We don't see that much - we usually see you two acting like the Bickersons - it was really nice to see you two being lovey dovey. I wish Ken hadn't come up on your totally innocent conversation with Kim, which was completely uncalled for, but you and Paul handled it well. Adrienne's grade for the week: B.

Lisa: You had fun on this episode and bonded with Brandi, of all people! Who'd have thought?! I'm glad you were there for Kyle with the whole Kim situation, and you're 100% right - Kim needed to learn her lesson. More on that later. I thought your advice to Kyle was "spot on", as the Brits like to say. Lisa's grade for the week: A. 

Kyle: I can't even imagine how frustrated you must have been throughout the entire Lanai vacation. Kim certainly knows how to get under your skin, and you let her do it to you every time. What would happen if you just not invite her to anything? I know she's out of rehab now, but hypothetically, at the time that you were planning Mauricio's birthday vacation, what would have happened if you just didn't invite Kim? I'm guessing you have a lot of guilt when it comes to her - that's why you feel the need to baby her and take care of her. But Kim's a grown woman who's making her own choices. I know there's more here than meets the eye. You don't like to be disrespected and you kept feeling like Kim was doing just that. And Ken wasn't helping. I say now that Kim's out of rehab, give her some space, don't take on the mother role, and resist the urge to include Kim in all of your functions. Especially if timeliness is a factor. Kyle's grade for the week: C. 

Kim: I know you've just gotten out of rehab, but I just want to reiterate what was so irritating about your behavior on this episode. Granted, you were drinking (I saw at least one beer), so you obviously weren't in the best mindset on this trip. First of all, why even show up? I think you know how Kyle is by now, and even if you weren't aware of how upset she was that you were late, were you not paying attention to the million and a half calls that went on between you two just the day before? Why would you come in and act like everything is ok - better yet, not even acknowledge Kyle at all when you arrived? Then, you make some stupid excuse for not getting to the island sooner, and then you get mad because people see right through your lies. Wow. And Ken. Ken is not a winner. More on that later, but just so you know, I'm so glad you're not with him anymore. Kim's grade for the week: D. 

Mauricio: Your toasts and roasts of Kim and Ken were understandable, but they didn't quite accomplish what you probably were hoping. Instead, Kim and Ken rallied together and dug their heels in. I, personally, wonder if it would have been better to send them packing as soon as the lies started the first night. But maybe you didn't want to uninvite two different couples in one season. Mauricio's grade for the week: C. 

Ken (Kim's Boyfriend): Seriously, Ken? I'm sure you had good intentions, but you are one creepy S.O.B. All I can say is: I'm glad that you don't care about hurting anyone else's feelings (re: your comment to Kyle at dinner), because we couldn't care less about you. Especially when your paranoia kicks in. Have fun on match.com. Ken's grade for the week: F. 

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