Posted by Ilana Angel
The fall out of the big fight continues as we pick up this week with Kari and Duncan, who own their medical building, and are hoping Dr. Simone will rent space from them. We learn that Duncan and Mariah’s husband Aiden have not spoken since the fight, which was two weeks ago. That’s a shame because they were good friends. In the end everything is Toya’s fault.
Speaking of the classless whore, we head over to her house where she is planning a Halloween party for adults and kids at her house. Her husband is worried about how much it will cost, and she is not willing to talk money. This couple will be a reality television divorce before she can say my name is Toya and I’m an idiot. She’s had no contact with Mariah since the fight.
Toya sends an email to Mariah uninviting her to the party. Bitchy move by a stupid woman. Over at Mariah’s house, Quad has come over to visit. They are baking cookies, which is hilarious to me for some reason. Mariah shows Quad the email uninviting her and her children to the party. I get Toya is mad at Mariah, but the kids should not be involved. Toya is a loser.
Mariah is still mortified by the fight and Quad is becoming more fabulous with each passing week. Her craziness is starting to look like brilliance, and she may be the best of the bunch. These two, along with Dr. Simone, are the stars of the show and bitches better take note because this show is going to be recast after season one and Mariah is in the power position. Trust.
Mariah and Quad are out shopping for Quad’s dogs. She is planning a party for “dog children”, to raise money for a K9 charity. She lets Mariah know she is inviting Toya and I think that is crappy. Mariah is Quad’s best friend, and under the circumstances she should have not included Toya. Quad says it is about money, but Toya is not donating so come on. Bad choice.
Mariah does not get the concept of dogs as kids, and I am with her. Speaking of real kids, we are off to see Dr. Simone at her office. She is a ball buster and I love her. She has a lesbian patient, who wants a baby, and is going to sleep with a man while her partner watches, so they are together for the conceiving of their child. Why share that with the world? I do not know.
Simone is not digging it and I think she is fabulous. She goes next door to have lunch with Dr. Jackie. She takes lunch for Jackie, but Jackie says she wants to take it home and won’t eat it, which I think is weird. I am trying to wrap my head around Jackie but I just don’t get her. Maybe I will, but for now the only time I find her entertaining is when she is with Simone.
It’s time for Toya’s party and she says Mariah’s kids are suffering because of the actions of their mother. Really? Mariah’s kids are suffering because she is a selfish and stupid bitch that threw wine before punches were thrown. For real. Kari is there and says she has a lot of respect for Toya, which makes me lose respect for Kari. Kari does not know the truth.
Sidebar: I interviewed Kari last week and she was fabulous. That interview is coming this week. I am also interviewing Mariah this week, and that should be great. Kari is very different in real life from what we see on the show so it will be interesting to see how Mariah is. I really do like these women and think this show is the best chick based reality television.
There are two parties going on. Toya’s, and the one Mariah is attending. Mariah is upset that Toya is clearly trying to make all the ladies pick sides and it is sad. If Toya had any class she would have included Mariah, if only for her children. Toya has no class however, and the women who went to her party lacked judgment and should have pushed for a reconciliation.
It’s puppy party time and Quad says she is not happy with Toya and her behavior, but she has nothing against her dog, so she was invited. Really? Quad is treating Toya’s dog with more respect than Toya treated Mariah’s children, and Quad should never of invited her. Toya can catch fire and be out with the dogs, not in the party. I am not digging Quad’s choice.
Toya arrives to the party looking like she is off to the market, not a fundraiser. I think it was ballsy for Toya to go, and she only did it to make Mariah feel bad because she assumed Mariah would not be there. Then Mariah shows up looking French, with a mechanical dog on a leash. I freaking love Mariah. Mariah talks to Toya’s dog, not Toya. Total perfection.
Mariah then sends her daughter over to Toya to ask why she couldn’t come to her party. Toya says it is bad parenting and she would never involve her kid. Is she for real? She involved her kids when she did not invite their friends. Lauren asked her a fair question and Toya should have said she was sorry, not told a child that her mother was mean. I cannot stand Toya.
Sidebar: Seriously, I cannot stand this classless bitch. She is ignorant, selfish, and beyond stupid. From her view of parenting, to that of Hitler and the Holocaust, she is a moron and if they bring her sorry ass back for another season I will be pissed off. I will still watch, but I will go out of my way to rip this woman a new one every chance I get. Power of the blog.
Toya goes to Quad to tell her she is uncomfortable and leaving, but Quad is not having it. She tells Toya this is about the charity and she is going to stay and she is going to write a check. I love me some Quad. She is all kinds of good crazy and the most authentic. She was a bitch to invite Toya, but whatever, I’m over it. She did it from a place of kindness not malice.
Toya approaches Mariah, which I didn’t get. She went from being uncomfortable around her, to approaching her on her own? Mariah asks her why she uninvited her kids to Halloween, and Toya says it was not about the kids, but a fear that Mariah would act up. Toya is a bottom feeder and she is just mad her actions caused her to lose her grip on Mariah’s coattails.
Toya tells the camera Mariah has multiple personalities because of her childhood. She through Lauren under the bus and is now doing it again with Mariah. Toya needs a kick in the ass, and one hard enough that she lands off this show. Next week they all get together to try to fix things so it will be interesting to see if anyone will be honest enough to keep it real.
12.8.13 at 9:55 pm | Momma Joyce is all kinds of crazy.
12.7.13 at 8:49 am | What the hell is Bravo giving us?
12.7.13 at 7:29 am | I'm not going to lie, these women and the men. . .
12.3.13 at 10:31 am | Liar, liar, pants on fire.
12.2.13 at 7:09 pm | Second week in a row of boring television.
12.2.13 at 7:12 am | I was bored with all the jumping around.
12.3.13 at 10:31 am | Liar, liar, pants on fire. (4743)
12.2.13 at 7:09 pm | Second week in a row of boring television. (3803)
12.1.13 at 9:20 am | The constant end endless desire to hurt someone. . . (2473)
April 27, 2013 | 9:19 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
When I blogged the season opener of the OC ladies, I predicted I would be sick of them by episode three. Turns out one was enough. I’ve been watching, but from the comfort of a drunken stupor. They are painful. Painful to look at, painful to listen to, painful to blog about. That said, there are things I must get off my chest, so I am going to blog the last three episodes in lightening speed so we're up to date.
Alexis is friends with Vickie because everyone hates her, and Vicki is her only shot in hell of getting camera time. Vicki is a grandma and Brianna, along with her husband and baby, are living with her. Gretchen is worried Vicki and Tamra will be friends again and then she will lose Tamra. None of the friendships make any sense. They are not real, obviously scripted, and each one uses the other to get more scenes.
Vicki has had some work done and let me just say, I can see no difference. She looks exactly the same to me. Vicki and Brooks have fake broken up because everyone hates him. She is still talking to him, still banging him, and still unaware of the fact that he is using her. Poor girl. Eddie leaves because Tamra is his boss and sends him to a meeting. That relationship is based on sex for her and fame for him. Don’t get it.
These women are crass, immature, mean to their partners, and mean to each other. Tamra walks out in a sea of fake tears with Heather following her. Heather sets up a chat for Tamra and Vicki and I am now drinking. Heather is using all kinds of clichés but is mixing and matching so she sounds like an idiot. Well intending, but still an idiot. Heather humiliates her husband outside before they move the party into the house.
Alexis is at a dance lesson with Jim and I am grossed out. Nobody will shoot with her, and they are desperate for money, so she has to shoot with her super odd husband in order to keep a paycheck. They are creepy, I think their sex is probably totally kinky, and there is nothing of interest about either one of them. They are also quick to jump to talk of sex, which makes me wonder, what would Jesus think about these two?
They are having a spread of Costco yumminess and Tamra points out it is from Costco, Terry repeats what Tamra says, and Heather is embarrassed as if nobody in America did not know it was from Costco. To properly put her husband in place, she pinches him. It clearly hurts, and I wonder how long this marriage will last in reality television hell. She is horrible to him. Tamra and Vicki go off to have a chat "in private", with only cameras allowed.
Gretchen says she wants Vicki and Tamra to make up, which is a total lie. She then says Vicki puts on a “song and pony dance”, and I am laughing at how incredibly stupid these chicks are. They really are dumb. With Tamra off with Vicki, Gretchen calls Slade to gossip about it all. Slade is a pig, and these women don’t look that great when the cameras get up close. Great bodies, but bad skin, and age inappropriate fashion choices.
Alexis and Jim are opening a trampoline park. I’ve been to one and it is fabulous, but I don’t care enough about them to watch this scene so I am skipping over it. I did watch enough of it to hear Alexis share that her husband had a year of feeling like a loser, but is better now. Sidebar: Alexis does not know how to jump, or talk, which is hilarious to watch. Her husband is still a bit of a loser, and likes to wear women’s shoes.
Slade has a new job as a radio host. Does anyone listen to him? He trashes Vicki on the radio and I am skipping over him too. Slade is garbage. For real. They are getting married however, so bless them. She should wear a black dress. Vicki is remodeling her entire house. It looked ugly before so lets hope she has a new decorator. Brianna is quite bitchy and I think it is sad she is making Vicki chose her over love, even though it is not love.
Brianna and her husband like to complain, and have a lot of opinions about a house that is not theirs. Brianna sounds like a spoiled and entitled brat who is not appreciative of what Vicki gives to them. Vicki is cute with the baby and being a grandma suits her. Cut to Tamra, Eddie is telling her that Vicki is a troll and they should not be friends. Eddie is on his way out so who cares about his opinion? Or ever did?
Alexis comes to visit Vicki in a dress that could have used some Spanx. Vicki admits it is weird that Alexis is visiting and not Tamra. Translation: she needs to be friends with Alexis because nobody else wants to be friends with either of them. I wonder if Vicki gets bonus money for shooting with Alexis? She should. Vicki wants us to know she is putting her daughter before Brooks. Well at least for the camera crew she is.
Heather is now being mean to Terry at his office. Nice change. A magazine wants to shoot their house. Translation: We are going to use a fake photo op to introduce the new housewife, and by the way, you were never going to be in the magazine, let alone on the cover. Gretchen and Tamra are out shopping for a baby present for Vicki’s grandson Troy. This entire scene is scripted and giving me a headache so I am skipping over it.
Not before I comment on the fact that Gretchen is planning to have a baby with Slade. The man cannot take care of the children he has, so that she wants to have a baby with him is almost as disgusting as the thought of her having sex with him. My eyes, my eyes!!! We are now forced to watch Brianna be mean to her mother about her bad choices in men. This is getting old. She hates Brooks, she will take the baby away, we get it.
We finally meet Lydia, the new housewife. Dear Lord she is annoying right out the gate, yet seems ballsy, which I love. She seems like a teenager and I am not digging her. Could change, but no. She reminds me of Denise Richards, but with odd teeth. Lydia is harmless and as soon as Heather learns she is friends with Alexis, she throws Alexis and her fake ring under the bus. Heather is not a nice girl. Shame she’s the Jewish one.
Tamra is at her new studio and Eddie is advising her to not be friends with Vicki again, so you know there will be drama. Vicki arrives, in her car, from across the street, to see the new space. Sidebar: Vicki needs to either brush her hair, or cut it. Not cute. They went from hating each other to hanging out, which is stupid. Vicki tells her to have a party to show the space, and they also agree to have dinner together. Ugh.
Lydia has an annoying laugh, does the chicken dance, and blows on her lemon drop before drinking the ice cold beverage. Bless her. She will be interesting. Maybe. Not really. Vicki and Tamra are out for dinner. Really? I simply cannot sit through this dinner of fake apologies, fake crying, and insisting each one was more hurt than the other. Instead I am going to pour myself a glass of wine. By glass of course I mean it is my third.
It is Yom Kippur and Heather has finished her lobster and is ready for temple. She spends her time telling her husband what he should atone for, not thinking that perhaps her belittling him might be something to put on her list. They go to temple with their kids, one of which is a terror, and I wonder if they actually filmed on Yom Kippur. There is nobody in temple and this is a ticket only High Holiday, so something is not right.
Tamra meets with a party planner to set up her studio show and tell. There is nothing in it so I don’t get it, but whatever. Her left boob appears to be broken. It is such a sad looking thing that I feel bad for her. Well, sad for her boob. Cut to Jim and Alexis. Jim is gardening and the way she talks about him, and how he acts, makes me think he had a nervous breakdown and is medicated. They never should have brought this couple back.
Vicki wants to bring Alexis to Tamra’s party. Translation: Bravo is making Vicki take her to Tamra’s party and paid for the party so Tamra would allow it. Alexis arrives to Vicki’s and she is wearing a shear top with a pink bra, instead of a black one, with shorts and heels. She looks like a hooker, which makes sense because it is trashy for her to think on any level it is okay for her to go to Tamra’s dinner. This woman needs to go.
Heather is doing a radio show and reminds us her “career” involved a lot of radio. She’s so pretentious. Alexis is talking to Lydia about Heather and Lydia shares that Heather outed her fake ring. This show is ridiculous. They hate each other and spend all their time one upping each other, or knocking each other down. I’m also pissed off that Lydia is pretending she does not know who anyone other than Alexis is.
When these new chicks say they don’t watch the shows they are lying. Heather and Terry are going out with Lydia and Doug for dinner. Heather is still thinking she has a shot in hell of her house being on the cover. It was all scripted for the new chick Heather. Cut to Gretchen who is dropping Slade to the airport as his son has another brain surgery. The boy is so sick, yet Gretchen makes it about her. Slade is a loser.
It is time for Tamra’s party of hate. She is regretting allowing Alexis to come, and Gretchen is causing problems before Alexis even arrives, by pushing her agenda with Tamra. The agenda being not allowing Tamra and Vicki to be friends. Alexis congratulates Tamra and gives her a bottle of wine. She then gets delusional and thinks Tamra gave her a tour, when really she gave Lydia a tour and Alexis tagged along. Such a loser.
Everyone is talking under their breath and clearly not pleased with each other. It is stupid. Cut to Vicki talking about her grandson by saying she has a baby, and Gretchen jumping all over her for saying it is her baby. Gretchen is a moron, and a whore, and nothing but trouble. She really is a mean and nasty woman, as is every single person on this show. Lydia may not be, but she’s new so give her a minute. She’ll get there.
Vicki congratulates Tamra and tells her it is a new start, but Tamra wants to know why Alexis bothered to come. They are all ganging up on Alexis, and the poor girl is trying to handle it nicely, but it goes to hell quickly. It’s not bullying really, but it is mean, hurtful, and immature. Alexis should never have gone, and as it becomes apparent to all, she is kicked out by Tamra. Tamra lets Vicki know she can get out too. Just awful.
That these women are unaware of how they are humiliating themselves and their children proves that they are in fact really dumb. I simply cannot blog about them anymore. It truly is painful. They are a wretched bunch that hates each other, so they cannot be surprised that we hate all for them too. They are not entertaining, not interesting, and not worthy of our time. The OC needs a new cast if Bravo wants us to stick with them. Just keeping it real.
April 22, 2013 | 6:43 am
Posted by Ilana Angel
Oy Vey! This reunion is a hot mess. The screaming, talking over each other, and the exclusion of Love is annoying. I get that Love was out of control with Carla, but they should have let her tape a segment to she could explain herself, and say bye to the fans. She was fabulous and I thought she brought something great to the mix. They owed it to the fans to let her say goodbye in her own words. Hate it when fans don’t matter.
Karen and Ramona are on Carla like white on rice. She is not liked and it makes no sense to me that she is still on the show. She is not interesting and nobody likes her. There is a lot of Love bashing, and she is not there to defend herself. Did they think she was Snow White? Sidebar: These women make me want to move to Staten Island and be Italian. I have the mouth of a drunken sailor so I’d fit in with the right accent.
Dr. Drew is moderating the reunion, which makes no sense. I like the guy but this is not his forte and they could have gotten someone better. I think Jennifer Graziano should do it. She is in the know and can ask the things we want to here. There is so much screaming. Drita says she told Carla to leave Love alone and Carla was the one who went in wanting a fight. Carla is the troublemaker here and Love got screwed.
We move onto Carla and Renee. Renee looks fabulous and this blog is hard to write because I have no interest in Carla and cannot understand half of what is being said because everyone is talking at the same time. This format with the audience and questions does not work. It’s very MTV and needs to be more Bravo. We are not learning anything, except that yelling gives us a headache. We are half way in and I’m about done.
Renee is talking about her addiction and recovery. I like her. AJ says he does not believe in addiction and that you should just stop, which is unfortunate. It was a dumb thing to say and Drew should have commented on it. If he can’t contribute to the ocnversation about addiction, then why have him there? Carla is apologizing to Renee and AJ for her junkie crack and I am not buying it. Carla is not sorry for anything.
Drita shares that Lee is back in the house and all is well. He feels guilty about missing so much time with his kids, but denies ever cheating on her. She says Lee will never appear on the show. Good for him. Everyone agrees that Joe was disgusting in putting down Carla on camera. Agreed. Then Dave joins Karen on set. Dave made a mistake, admits he made a mistake, and I like these two together.
As if we didn’t get bored to death with Ramona’s wedding all season, we are back talking about it. Ramona is not married yet, Karen still thinks it is a stupid decision, and I don’t get it. I feel sad for Ramona and her kids. She is surrounded by people who can help her understand but she won’t listen. The reunion didn’t answer any questions, or give us any closure. It is disappointing and disrespectful to loyal fans.
I like this show and I love these women. They are good television and give a glimpse into something that is fascinating. Love should have been able to say goodbye, and Dr Drew should not have been the host. I will tune in next season, but I’m coming in knowing I might not stick with the entire season. The reunion was a dud, and my not being sure if I can stick it out for another season is keeping it real.
April 21, 2013 | 10:13 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
I love this show. These women have breathed life back into reality television. From catch phrases to female fight club, they are good television. Not always classy or ladylike, but still good TV. Last week was the brawl, and this week is the aftermath. Let me begin by saying that hitting another woman is not my style, but I could certainly provide you with a list of ladies that I fantasize about smacking. It may not be appropriate to fight at a party, but it sure is ballsy, and a fantasy for a lot of women.
We pick up with the end of the party and Kari insisting she is done. Toya is hiding in the bathroom and Mariah is outside with her husband defending herself. Mariah is devastated for what she has done to humiliate her husband and Toya is crying. Kari does not understand what happened and we jump to the next morning at Toya’s house. Toya is explaining what happened to her husband, as he was working and not there. Toya has a different recollection of how it went down and suggests that Mariah was drunk.
Toya is an idiot. She refers to a ball gown as a ballroom dress, which I found to be hilarious. I wonder how difficult life must be for someone so dumb. She then decides to judge Mariah on a personal level, which is what caused the fight in the first place, by saying she waited for marriage to have children. The implication being that Mariah had a child out of wedlock. Toya is a bitch and is on the top of my list of fantasy smack downs. She is ignorant, nasty and ugly deep in her soul. If she has one that is.
Mariah has prepared a picnic for her husband and it is sad. She has embraced her husband, and his faith, and is an important look into Muslim Americans in a time when it is needed. She knows the fight was wrong, but she was protecting her child. Her husband is saddened, embarrassed, and humiliated. Mariah apologizes to him, but he is understandably upset. Fight aside, these are parents who have had the emotional wellbeing of their child put in danger by a fame whoring bitch who thinks only of herself.
Cut back to Toya, who decides that she is going to burn the Christening gown, that Mariah gave her. It is childish, selfish, rude, and ignorant. Toya says that Mariah serves no purpose in her life. Really? Mariah created this show, brought Toya in, and yet Toya does not think Mariah is important? Toya brings up God and I think it is all for show. She is putting the God card against the Allah card, and I am disgusted by her. My God, is the same God as hers and Mariah’s, and her behavior is shameful in any faith.
I am so angry with this moron. She wants a sign from God? Watch out for lightning. Toya is concerned with apologizing to Kari, but is over Mariah. Dear Lord. Mariah has made up with her husband and will make amends. In the end he is more concerned with his daughter than the petty bullshit of his wife and Toya. Aiden is a mensch, Toya’s husband is an idiot, Mariah made a mistake, and Toya is a gutter pig that needs more than a punch at a party. She also needs a lesson on the Holocaust. For real.
Cut to Quad who is out for dinner with her husband. They want us to get to know her and her hubs, and they are cute. She came in with a bang, but in the end she is very appealing and quite entertaining. I like her, like her husband, think her dogs hate getting dressed up, and respect her for putting off a baby until she is ready. I would not have pegged her as being so likeable a couple of weeks ago, but bravo to Quad for being so fabulous. All the haters can catch fire because the girl is good television.
Over to Dr. Simone, she is hanging with her youngest son and nephew. I adore this woman. I go back and forth between admiring her and her work ethic, and feeling bad that work takes so much of focus. She manages to balance it the best she can, has beautiful kids, and a supportive husband. Bless her. The nephew was to come for the summer and is still there. She is ready for him to go. She needs time to prepare for the idea I pitched her. Pap smears are the new Botox Dr. Simone. Cosmos and stirrups!
I would happily have a drink with my friends while getting a pap smear. Much more comfortable than sitting there with my doctor making small talk while she gets up in my business. Think about it Simone. It could be all the rage. Cut to Kari who is talking with a friend about the fight club. I interviewed Kari this week and am working on that blog, so I can tell you she is much different on the show, than she is on the phone. Poor girl. People are not going to get her, myself included, so we’ll see if that changes.
We meet one of Dr. Simone’s patients and it is sweet. To see her in the role of doctor is interesting and I wish we got more of that for her and Jackie. The couple has a baby girl, Claire, and it is magic. I can only imagine the satisfaction her work must give her, but to hear her defend her work, and clearly struggle with the love she has for her job is sad to me. She owes us no explanation so it is touching she feels the need to explain. I really like this girl and as a working mom, appreciate seeing her struggles.
Kari meets Toya for a drink and I find myself actually rolling my eyes, calling out to Toya that she is a dumbass, and pouring myself another glass of wine. I wouldn’t have met Toya, and certainly not alone. Toya is blowing smoke up Kari’s ass. To show how low class this woman is, she offers to pay off Kari for forgiveness. Kari does not need your money loser. Kari is dumping all kinds of crap about Mariah and I am fascinated that these women seem to have forgotten that Mariah gave them this opportunity.
Kari is upset, but she is not doing herself any favors. Her support of Toya is annoying. Kari calls Toya a lady and I am laughing. Toya is not a lady. She is a fame whore. By whore of course I mean no disrespect to whores. We are with Mariah, Quad, and Lake, who are shopping for lingerie so Mariah can be sexy for Aiden and they can make up. This entire scene is a waste of time. Nothing interesting, nothing new, and too lighthearted considering we are all still decompressing from the fight club. Bad editing.
Simone and her husband are kicking the nephew out so she can get back on track. Cute, but a useless time filler. We are now on the second date of the episode with Quad and her husband. Was there not enough useable fight footage to stay on topic? Is all this light and fluffy really necessary? We love Quad, love her husband, and get that he wants a baby and she is not ready. Do we need another scene to remind us? No. No we don’t. They need a new editor on this show, or less dinking for the one they have.
Dr. Jackie is having Simone, Kari and Toya over for dinner. She wonders who fights anymore and I am laughing. Did people used to fight? Who are these people that “anymore” is part of that question? Everyone is supporting Toya, and not Mariah, forgetting that Mariah brought them in, and not mentioning that Toya gossiped about Mariah’s daughter. Why is nobody talking about Toya’s gossiping, which was the cause of the fight? Am I missing something that the majority of support is going to Toya? Very frustrating.
Toya is saying that Mariah was dirty. Is Toya high? Toys is ignorant about Hitler, ignorant about her role in the fight, and ignorant to think that we are buying her crap. She is a liar and the truth will come out in the end. Why is Jackie, the woman who does not want the humiliation and embarrassment of the women to reflect on her, getting involved? This all feels scripted and not at all organic. Mariah was wrong, but she is getting it from everyone. Nobody got hurt, and the perpetuation of the bullshit is annoying.
Jackie is now meeting with Mariah. Sidebar: She has her orchid on the inside corner of her desk, which is bugging me to no end. Why is it there? Move it to the other corner! Jackie is scolding, Mariah is crying, and I am not digging Jackie right now, which is weird because I love her. My heart is broken for Mariah, even though she threw the first punch. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out. I may change my mind, but I think Mariah was justified, Toya is a loser, and I am keeping it real.
April 21, 2013 | 6:54 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
Atlanta was not particularly interesting or entertaining this season. It had its moments of course, but overall without NeNe’s fabulousness, and Kenya’s craziness, these women don’t really have anything to offer. I watched, and I blogged, so it all led up to this: if they cannot entertain me in three hours of reunion time, I will kiss all their donkey and stallion asses goodbye.
NeNe looks fabulous, Cynthia looks inflated, literally, and we are off. Kandi says she does not want to say the date of her wedding so nobody steals it. Translation: She hopes to sell it to Bravo so she can make money. She is suing Kim Zolciak for Tardy to the Party, but she should be hiding her head in shame that she was a part of it, not asking for more money. Kandi not trustworthy and all about he money.
Phaedra says her horrific cover up was custom made. For real? Was the designer blind? Phaedra says the body should be celebrated, but mentions nothing of torturing it. Her poor little boobies are always being pushed into unnatural positions. She needs to let those babies breathe and if she is so desperate to make them look bigger, just make them bigger.
Sidebar: Not all white people think that all black people look the same. Additionally, there is nobody on the planet that looks like Beyonce. Phaedra is a hater and the bottom line is that she is jealous her husband hit on Kenya. For real. I think it is crappy that only NeNe and Cynthia got in touch with Kenya after her cancer scare. An email would have been nice.
Porsha is so dumb. Bless her. Important to note that it speaks volumes NeNe and Kenya got the coveted spots next to Andy. Kandi and NeNe are going back and forth and it is a waste of time. Kandi is jealous of NeNe. End of discussion. NeNe is being called out for tweets about the ladies and I say carry on NeNe. She keeps it real and they can’t take it.
NeNe mentions cutting to the white meat again and I just don’t get it. White meat is the easiest meet to get to so that cut is not deep. Shouldn’t it be cut me to the dark meat? Now that would hurt. We are back on the Miss USA/Miss America debate. Who cares? Maturity may not always come with age Porsha, but stupid is just stupid no matter how old you are.
They are talking about Porsha getting mistreated by Kordell, and with her current situation it is sad. Poor girl. She got blindsided by her douche of a husband. They are now talking about Kenya’s party. Lots of recapping but we’ve already seen it. They are onto Cynthia and she is too boring for me to even listen. She is hanging onto NeNe for dear life.
Porsha calls out Kenya for not knowing the history of her pageant. Porsha did her homework. I wonder if someone told her or she read it. Can she read? We move onto Kenya, Phaedra, and the workout videos. Phaedra is not the first person to make a work out video. I think Phaedra is a jealous and vindictive bitch who operates from a place of hate and jealousy.
They are fighting about who has the better and more popular video. I will buy mine at the 99 cent store in a coupe of weeks and let you know which one was better. Time to move on from this Andy. Is anyone else totally distracted by Cynthia’s boobs and Kandi’s eyelashes? We see Kenya’s music video and I am done. How is it that we two more hours to go?
Kenya is pulling the mental health card and I’m with her on this one. I think Kenya and NeNe come out the winners on part one as we move onto part two. Just as it ends Kenya says she will knock out Phaedra’s teeth, pregnant or not. Back in the gutter we go. Don’t come for me unless I send for you. Amen. We start week two with Phaedra appearing to be constipated.
Everyone is talking over each other, even Andy. All these women are wearing an insane amount of makeup. NeNe talks about Gregg and their getting back together. I love her, he has won me back too, and I wish them well. I will be watching her wedding special and cannot wait. Marlo being a bridesmaid is icing on the wedding cake. I seriously love me some Marlo.
They are going on and on about NeNe flirting with Peter. Seriously? They are grabbing at straws. Cynthia and NeNe are friends, Peter and NeNe are friends, there was nothing there and it is a witch hunt to try to make NeNe look bad. Not happening. This entire conversation is stupid. Phaedra calls Kenya an obsessed fan and tells her to shut up. I’m tired.
It is time to recap Phaedra’s season. She bored the hell out of me all season so I'll skip over it. Phaedra is a poser and a liar. Both personally and professionally. That’s how lawyers roll. NeNe is calling out Phaedra for getting involved with her family and causing problems. Phaedra is a snake and was out to hurt NeNe. Karma is on the look out for Phaedra.
Nene does not understand why Phaedra would want to hurt her in such a deep way, and Phaedra refuses to own up to any of it. Everyone is making their best constipated face and it is hilarious. Phaedra tried to destroy Phaedra, was caught, and will not make amends. It was during season one and that NeNe kept is quiet speaks volumes about how classy she is.
Again, Phaedra is a bitch and her apology is ridiculous. NeNe should have told Phaedra to go to hell, but since she didn’t, hey Phaedra, go to hell. We are now joined by Kim, who is wearing a hideous dress and her real hair. I think it is great she came and that everyone appears to be so uncomfortable, is television gold. Time to recap her housewife departure.
Is anyone interested in why Kim left? Do we need to hash this out again? She didn’t go on the trip, she left, she has her own show, and that is it. She is wearing green, but the other ladies are green with envy and are outshining hr greenness. NeNe and Kim were close and their friendship ending is the sad thing here. I think they will make up so good for them.
Andy is defending the other women being upset, which is lame. Kim does not feel the need to defend herself and I say good for her. These women are behaving like teenage girls. It is embarrassing. The bottom line is that when it comes to the real housewives of Atlanta, Kim is just not that into you. Stop whining and move on bitches. We’re all bored.
They are talking about the name Cash and how Kandi wanted it. Blah, blah, blah. Kandi is bitter and angry and much to my surprise, I find myself on Team Kim. I must be drunk. Kim is done and says goodbye revealing she wishes she had communicated with the ladies better. NeNe is not sure she will be friends with Kim again, and Kim is melancholy about it.
Kim and NeNe hug it out and it made me cry a little. Again, the wine. Kim leaves without saying goodbye to anyone but Andy and NeNe. Good for her. With that, we are onto part three. Andy is disappointed the girls did not go after Kim. Funny. NeNe reads a text Kim send when she left, and her response. It was lovely, they are lovely, and they will reconnect.
They start off by recapping the season for Kandi. I could care less about her and don’t think anything about her storyline is interesting. Not even the sex toys. The witch doctor in South Africa however, is fascinating. I love that he called it and would like to go see him myself. Kandi is dumping on NeNe for dumping on her ring, which I don’t think she did.
People of God are offended that Kandi believes in God, yet makes sex toys and lives with her boyfriend. Dear Lord. Move on people. They are now reviewing Kenya’s relationship with Walter. I didn’t get Walter and certainly did not get Walter and Kenya. I am of the belief that Walter is a douchelord and a fame whore, so I feel bad for Kenya.
Why does everyone care about Walter so much? He is a pig and she is a cast mate. Not a lot of loyalty happening in the ATL. Today’s lesson: flirting does not a whore make. Amen Kenya. Kenya says she questioned Walter’s sexuality, but did not call him gay. Does it matter? They did not have sex, they did not work out, and it is over. Can we end this now?
Kenya wants us to know she dated Walter for two years without sleeping with him. Not buying it. Kenya calls out Phaedra for saying you can’t turn a whore into a housewife in terms of Kenya. Kenya then calls out Phaedra for banging Apollo right after he got out of prison and got pregnant out of wedlock. We are finally getting some entertainment.
Phaedra is really horrible and Kenya is really fabulous. She is fighting back tears. Wait for it, fight lost and Kenya is now crying. She is happy and in a good place, but won’t talk about who or what it is. Andy asks if it is Big Poppa, which is perfection. It is time for the husbands to join in and for Porsha to lie her ass off. It is about to get good people.
Kordell is a no show to the reunion. Translation: he is filling out his divorce papers. Gregg looks good but I liked his graying hair better. Todd reminds me of Kanye West. Peter is a fame whore. Apollo is a whore whore. They are talking to Todd and I’m checked out. He is as boring as Kandi. What do they talk about to each other? I’m done with Kandi.
Peter says that Kenya and Walter were never in a relationship together. Peter is shady to me and I don’t like him. Everyone is defending Walter, which is weird to me. Everyone is trying to trip up Kenya and the attacks make no sense. Why is nobody on her side? The men are clearly uncomfortable with anyone close to them calling the gay card.
Peter is trashing Kenya and she sings right over him. Shut up Peter. Sing it Kenya! Apollo says he is not fond of Kenya and she responds by telling him to stop texting her. Apollo says Kenya was hitting on him nonstop and Kenya is not having it. Phaedra calls her a whore. Peter sticks his nose in their business, and they have all gotten real trashy, real fast.
Porsha is up next and we are reminded exactly how stupid she is. She is talking about how great she and her husband are doing, meanwhile he has filed for advice. My heart is breaking for her and it is a shame that after her husband humiliated her, Bravo decided to crap on her too. She is crying and I am so sad for her. This is very unfortunate. Bless her.
She is giving the greatest speech in the history of the Atlanta housewives. I am loving this girl right now. She joined the show to learn and grow from these women and they broke her down. Oh. My. God. I am standing up and applauding this young woman. I love her, I am seeing her differently, and I want her to find happiness with a real man, not a douche.
Cynthia does not get it and is now surpassed Porsha as the dumbest housewife in Atlanta. Peter calls out Kordelll for not coming and then Porsha sings. She is not brilliant, but she can certainly sing. Bless her. I’m not sure I can stomach another season. NeNe ends the show by saying Andy needs to replace one of them. Count on NeNe to keep it real.
April 17, 2013 | 7:17 am
Posted by Ilana Angel
I have not blogged this show for a couple of weeks. I’ve been watching, but I get caught up in it and then don’t feel like writing. Plus, they are not always interesting and stretch storylines. I’m behind and apologize for those who have been waiting for me to get my act together. I have two episodes to get through so we will move quickly because things have gone down.
Love and Karen are talking about Ramona and her wedding. Who cares? Karen is having a “Pre-Nup Party”, but it has nothing to do with Ramona. Really? These women are fabulous and when their stories are so obviously scripted I get bored. Karen is jealous, Love is bitter, and Ramona could not care any less about what they all think about her. I’m bored.
Drita is opening her shop and hiring her staff. I am happy for her but if this is a set up for a show about her store I’ll pass. She is cute when she shares with the applicants that Lee is a criminal, and reactions are awesome. We are now with Ramona as she talks about her wedding. I don’t get why she wants this marriage so bad, but bless her and her kids.
Ang is with Carla bashing on Love. She likes to sound tough but I’m not buying it. Impossible to know who is telling the truth, Love or Carla, but there is something odd about Carla, and something fabulous about Love, so pick a side and stick to it because these girls will cut a bitch. So much drama with these people that it is exhausting to keep up.
Carla gets served with divorce papers. Sad because I think she still loves Joe and wants him back. Ramona is with Renee looking at shoes. Important to note that not all reality stars can sing, and not all reality stars can design shoes. Just saying. Bless them all for milking their 15 minutes for all it is worth, but at some point you simply become a whore for money.
These women are real. How they dress and look is refreshing. Drita’s store is open and it is cute. She is happy and I hope she does well. I bought one of her lipsticks online and it is great, so good for her. Renee and Ang are talking about their kids and that is when I like them most. Real mothers, and we see them clearly when talking about their kids.
Time for Karen’s pre-nup party. Really? This is stupid. Nobody is getting married but Ramona, and this is a passive aggressive way for Karen to embarrass Ramona. These people don’t do pre-nups. It’s a cash lifestyle and to have this scripted crap is a waste of my time. Nobody wants to be there and the tension is dumb. They could fight without this party.
Love is fired up and the party is a bust. The girl who is giving the talk is mortified, but she should have known better. This was a lame idea and Karen looks like a loser. Carla does not go to the party. She meets a friend for a drink and all she has to talk about is the other women. She is talking smack about Love and this not going to end well. I’m bored again.
Love takes Ramona off for a chat. They are speaking nicely and no problems, then Karen comes over and makes it all about the drama. Karen says she supports Ramona’s marriage, but she doesn’t and needs to own it already and stop dancing around. Yelling has begun and a fight is brewing, all because of Karen, not Love. Love gets set up at every turn. Not good.
Ramona’s friend is sticking her nose where it does not belong and Love goes off on her. She restrains herself and walks away without a punch, but it was close. As for the friend, if you know you are going to be on television, can’t you touch up your roots? Get to a salon Sweetie. Not a good look for you. The party that never should have been is finally over.
Drita, Renee, and Karen are meeting for a drink and gossiping again. Lot’s of talking about each other on this show, but not a lot of talking to the person you have an issue with. Renee is with her son AJ and he tells her he is moving out. She cries, I cry, and it is heartbreaking. I cannot wrap my head around my son leaving me and so this was hard. I love Renee.
Drita is having an 80’s themed birthday and we are watching more gossip. This show is all about gossip and not enough action. I thought I didn’t blog because I was busy, but the truth is there is nothing to say. It’s just a bunch of cackling hens talking, talking, talking, and talking. Carla and Joe are talking about Love. Wrap it up already. I’m bored again.
Carla needs to talk to Joe about Love to get a scene? I’m not even paying attention anymore. Drita is talking to Lee and I think they are cute. Hope that works out. I could never lead the life these women do with the men in their lives. It is hard. Ramona is trying on wedding dresses and she looks lovely. The dress is important since it’s all he’ll see her in.
It’s party time and everyone is dressed up and ready to rumble. Renee has set aside her hate of Carla for Drita, but Love can’t quite do it. Ang and Drita go out for a cigarette and Karen takes Love over for a chat with Carla. Really? Karen is a shit disturber. Karen tries to get a conversation going and before we know what is happening, Love is attacking Carla.
I’m not buying this at all. The editing sucks because it goes from talking to punching with no instigation. We are missing a big piece of this picture. Love was set up in my opinion and Karen and Bravo are to blame. Karen for being an idiot and Bravo for editing the scene in a way that makes Love look she attacked for no reason. Hair, nails, arms, and blood is flying.
Security steps in, Carla is bleeding, and Love is out. Watching chicks fight is upsetting. Renee goes to Carla’s aid and good for her. Renee is a good broad and I am proud of her. Karen is making it all about saving her ass, but let’s get real, Karen is to blame for this one. Carla had the crap kicked out of her and she is not crying? Again, we can blame Bravo’s editing.
Love leaves and Karen goes to talk to her, which pisses me off. Karen caused the problem and now has an opinion? Drita’s party is ruined and everyone is mad at Love, which is warranted, but why is nobody mad at Karen for using Drita’s party as a way to cause drama and make it about her? I like Love, think she got screwed, and needs to rethink her friendships.
I feel bad for Carla. She gets hated on by bloggers, and gets hated on by her cast mates. The problem with Carla is that there is nothing sweet about her. All the women have an authentic and lovely side, but we have yet to see it with Carla. I’m not digging any of it. There is an insane amount of security guards around, but nobody goes after Love after she attacked?
It was a set up. A set up for Love, a set up for Carla, and a set up for Renee and Carla to talk because it’s hard to have a show when everyone hates each other. I think these are fascinating women but the show needs to get back to what it was and I’m not sure it can when the women aren’t close like they were. Fame ruins people and ends their ability to keep it real.
April 15, 2013 | 4:41 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
Married to Medicine is my favorite reality show. These women are fabulous and entertaining. Not always appealing as people, but still good television. This week however, Toya Harris crossed a line that requires me to forgive her ignorance, but I just can’t. I think she owes me an apology. By me of course I mean everyone on the planet. Toya Harris is moron.
In her Bravo blog, Ms Harris wrote: “Wanting people around you to stroke your ego is your and Hitler's version of friendship!” I’m not sure what she meant by that, so let’s see if we can figure it out. Perhaps if I understood her thought process, I wouldn’t be offended by her statement. If I’m wrong about her, I will say so, so let’s see who owes an apology here.
Toya, when you referenced Mariah being a friend like Hitler, did you mean she was going to strip you down and march you into a gas chamber? Was she going to take your children from you and burn them? Was she going to have medical experiments done on you to see if black people are just like Germans? Was she going to make you wear a black star everywhere?
Am I not getting the point? Did I miss the joke? How is it possible that a black woman could be so callous about Hitler? African Americans have a dark history of being persecuted in this country, yet you made a joke about the dark and painful history of Jews. What were you thinking? There is no excuse for your comment, and you need to remove it from your blog.
Now, if you honestly don’t understand why it is offensive, then don’t take it down, but I refuse to believe you are that stupid. We all make mistakes and I will forgive you because you were under stress, and felt the need to defend yourself because of the episode. The longer you leave it up there however, without apologizing, the less likely forgiveness will come.
Hitler is not funny, not a joke, and not an appropriate reference when comparing your privileged life and friendships. I am respectfully asking you to remove the statement from your blog, and apologize, as your cast mates have. Respect yourself, the history of black Americans, and the 6 million Jews who died. That is required if you want to keep it real.
UPDATE: Toya Harris wrote me on Twitter to say: "I don't respond to negative insults. The comment was not meant to disrespect the Jewish heritage & I believe u know this." She then went on to say: "I'll pray for you and you do the same for me. Your insults are just rude & for attention." Let's talk about these tweets shall we?
First of all the Holocaust is not part of my Jewish "heritage".
1. Property that is or can be inherited; an inheritance.
2. Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.
3. The status acquired by a person through birth; a birthright
The ignorance of this woman is staggering. As for my being rude and seeking attention, well, you can't really argue with stupid, so I will let that one go. I will point out however, that all insults are negative so I'm not sure why she needed to let me now my insults were negative. Bless her that she manages to survive with that brain.
Toya Harris refuses to apologize for her statmeent, and has the nerve to imply that I am wrong for attacking her when I knew she meant nothing by it. I wonder how she would feel if I made a comment about slavery, or lynching. African Americans and Jews have a shared dark history of hate and that a black woman would make a callous Hilter comment is just sad. I will pray for her children as they are being raised with ignorance and hate.
April 14, 2013 | 7:35 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
It has been a long time since I was excited about a reality television show. I watch most of them because I am addicted, not because I really love the show. Real Housewives of New Jersey is fantastic and I am counting down to their return, but let me tell you, Married to Medicine is my new favorite. I love this show, love these women, and waited all week for them.
Mariah is visiting with Toya and lets us know they’re friends because their husbands work together, more than a real affinity for each other. Mariah brings Toya a christening gown for her son’s baptism. Toya lets Mariah know her son Avery will wear a suit, not a white gown. Even me, the super Jew, knows a white gown is standard baptism wear. Toya is weird to me.
I don’t get her, and while I think she is beautiful, she is also setting herself up for reality television divorce court. Over to Dr. Jackie, she is with a patient. Interesting that her patients would allow their procedures to be filmed for television, but whatever. To each their own. We learn Jackie’s parents were both teachers and she is a Type A personality. Duh.
Dr. Jackie is all about fitness and probably hates fat people. Dr. Simone comes to the gym to visit. I love me some Dr. Simone. I want to be friends with her. We can have drinks while she gives me a pap smear. Win, win. Simone lets us know Jackie is anti-social because work takes precedence. That does not sound like a fun life to me, but it clearly works for her.
Toya and Simone are out for a cigar. Fabulous. Toya is a poser. She is bitching to Simone about Quad. These girls are not kind to Miss. Quad. Granted Quad is a loose cannon, but how can you not love her? She is all kinds of good crazy. They are now gossiping about Mariah. Toya is talking a lot of garbage about Mariah and she is stirring up crap. Not cool.
Quad is a dog person. By dog person of course I mean she thinks of them as her kids. I don’t get dog people. (Said the woman who loves her cat as if she gave birth to her herself.) Quad is all about dressing up her dogs, which is adorable. The dogs don’t look like they think it is adorable and I actually think they looked embarrassed. All kinds of crazy with this one.
Kari is getting ready for the party she and Mariah are throwing at her home. Kari wants us to know she did it all without an event planner. It’s a party not brain surgery, but bless her for being proud of her work. The house looks fabulous and it will be a lovely party. Sidebar: Atlanta looks gorgeous in the fall. The colors are magnificent and the ATL looks beautiful.
Mariah is with her sister, Lake, picking out her outfit for the party. Lake tells Mariah she is not into it because Mariah’s friends are insane. She tells Mariah that she heard Toya talking crap about her kids. Turns out Mariah’s daughter has a different father than her husband. He adopted Lauren and is her father, so she is pissed off by Toya opening her mouth.
Mariah shared something private with Toya and is angry Toya broke their confidence and put potential hurt on her baby. Lake tells Mariah that her mother was also there, and Momma is out for blood. Toya’s blood. Mariah now does not want to go to her own party because Toya will be there. I called it on Toya. She is a gutter pig and hell is going to break loose.
Kari is pissed off she has done everything without Mariah’s help. The cake has been delivered, but it is the wrong cake. Oh dear. Everyone is arriving and looks fabulous. Important to note that when the Real Housewives of Atlanta dress up for an event they look like Vegas hookers, but this group looks beautiful. Bravo to this lot of women for looking so lovely.
Duncan and Simone are talking medicine and we are reminded these are real people. Love it. Mariah’s guest are pissed off she is not at her own party. Turns out Mariah is two hours late. It’s going down people. Mariah is oblivious to how rude her arrival time is. Quad is with her and tensions are high. Kari is pissed off and rightfully so. Mariah is out of control.
Everyone is talking about how late Mariah is and Quad is sticking by Mariah. Mariah’s mom is not impressed with how the house looks. I am actually nervous watching. So good! Toya tells Mariah’s mom to stop hating and Momma is ready to go after Toya. Cut to a couple of dancers, which made no sense to me. It was lame, and they were not at all entertaining.
Kari asks Toya why Mariah is being so mean to her. Not sure why Kari asked Toya. Toya is talking smack about Momma and asking why they are focused on comparing homes. Really? This from the woman who is moving so she can impress people with her house? Toya is a bitch. For real. People are leaving and Mariah is mad. They have been there for hours Sweetie!
Mariah insists she was late because she was lost, but nobody is buying it. Toya goes up to Mariah and asks her why her Momma chewed her out. Dear Lord. Toya is not only a bitch, but an idiot. Toya calls Mariah, ghetto and the fight is on. They are going at it like they are in a ring. Quad is panicked for Mariah and Momma is hoping her daughter gets in an upper cut.
Kari is mortified, the husbands are stunned, the guests are shocked, and Mariah still does not think she is to blame for anything. My, my, my. Remember when a couple of weeks ago I said this group of women were the classy version of the housewives? I was kidding. These women have jumped into the gutter. Kari wants Mariah kicked out but she’s not leaving.
Important to note that while the fight was wrong for a million reasons, and Mariah's mom didn't help matters, Toya messed with the well being of a child and she should be ashamed of herself. There are lines that must never be crossed and she not only crossed them, but went back and forth over them. Mariah was wrong to throw the first punch, but I understand why she did.
The party ends with people practically running out. Duncan is certain Mariah will get served with divorce papers in the morning, and Kari does the obligatory fake cry. This show is good. By good of course I mean reality television gold. Next week we will see the fall out of the party and I can’t wait. These chicks are crazy, but they are keeping it real.