Posted by Ilana Angel
LeAnn Rimes and I have an interesting relationship. I like to write about how odd I think she is, and she likes to write about what a bad Jew I am. I like to marvel at her fashion choices, and she likes to have her publicist write letters to my editor. I am constantly amazed by how inappropriate she is, and she likes to find new ways to be inappropriate.
As Mother’s Day approaches I find myself thinking about LeAnn and wondering what she will do to make herself relevant on a day when she is irrelevant. She is not a mother. She is however a mutha, so she will Tweet something insane about how blessed she is to have two such beautiful young boys in her life. Bless her. She will give me a laugh, and a headache, on Mother’s Day.
I believe that you don’t have to give birth to your child to be their mother. I feel the role of a stepmother is an important one to be respected. That said, respect is earned and a woman who is going to be a stepmother needs to know her place and not think for one moment she is the mother to those children. Important to be sure, but not the mother.
My son has a stepmom and she loves him. She has been in his life for a long time. Years ago when she met my son, she made LeAnn look like an amateur. She crossed lines of decency and appropriateness that I still marvel at all these years later. She loves my son, but her choices made it impossible for me to love her, and those feelings remain a decade later.
LeAnn Rimes is going to wake up one day and realize that these two young boys don’t like her. It will be a subtle change, and one she will not really understand until it is too late. My son is 17 years old and when he looks back on the past decade he has a clear picture of his stepmom and she did it all on her own. You can’t be respected as a mother figure, if you bash the mother.
LeAnn Rimes is a talented singer and to be fair, I have never met her. However, I am basing my opinion of her on what she has said. This chick does not know how to be quiet. She also does not have the ability to surround herself with people who want to help and protect her. Instead she pays people to say and do what she wants, but what she wants is ridiculous.
At the end of the day, that is LeAnn’s problem. She is not particularly bright, which has nothing to do with her lack of education, but rather her lack of decency. She does not respect her stepchildren, or their mother, and in doing so, does not respect her husband. He’s a piece of crap, cheating, douchebag, but still, she does not respect him or his beautiful children.
LeAnn Rimes is fascinating. She has the ability to change our opinion of her, yet she does not seem to care. Well, of course she cares or she wouldn’t have her publicist write my boss to get me fired, so perhaps rather than not caring, she simply does not understand. This young girl, both in age and maturity, needs someone to help her because she is clearly drowning.
Her album is tanking, she humiliates herself on Twitter, she cannot sell a reality show about her life, and she spends a lot of her time trying to hurt people. It must be exhausting to live your life with so many people watching and judging, but the real stress comes from knowing you could change it, but are too selfish and ego driven to do the right thing.
To all the stepmothers who love the children in their lives, I suggest you reach out to the mother of your husband’s children and wish them a Happy Mother’s Day. To be given the blessing of helping to raise a child is something to be grateful for, and thanks need to go to the person who made that possible for you. Respect the mothers of the kids you love.
To LeAnn Rimes, I can forgive you for being ridiculous because you have had nobody in your life to teach you right from wrong. I cannot forgive you however for making the conscious decision to be mean. You lack common decency and that is haunting you now. If anyone in your paid inner circle cared about you, they would start telling you the truth.
Being a stepmother is important. You are helping to raise children and your opinions matter. I am blessed my son’s stepmother loves him. She has missed out on a much fuller life however, but not respecting me. Some women will never learn, and that is a shame. Happy Mutha Day LeAnn. Time to dial back on the crazy and focus on keeping it real.
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May 6, 2013 | 7:44 am
Posted by Ilana Angel
I look forward to this show each week and am bummed it is such a short season. These chicks are crazy in all the ways you want reality television women to be. Unlike the Real Housewives of wherever, they are not yet aware enough of the cameras to have it alter their behavior too much. They are as real as they can be, and that only happens in the first season of a show, so enjoy it while you can because next season will be very different.
We start off at Dr. Simone’s house with her family. I love this woman, love her kids, love her husband, love her drinking, love it all. Her husband Cecil has built a bar in the basement. They are getting ready for Homecoming weekend. They went to Spelman and Morehouse, which as a loyal viewer of The Cosby Show, I know are two historically black colleges in Atlanta. It is impressive, cute, and All American, that they met and fell in love during college.
Over at Trashy Toya’s house, her husband is in a meeting for his new business and she comes in to try to take over. She is focused on money, likes talking about money, and thinks she is responsible for her husband making money. Toya is an idiot. She should be offering her guests a drink and getting lost. She should also be rethinking her earrings. Maybe she should invest in a stylist and some new hair. The girl is trashy.
Her husband quickly puts her in her place, embarrasses her a little bit, and shuts her up. I’m guessing he does that a lot. We jump to Dr. Jackie who is with a patient. I love babies and enjoy when the patients are on the show. Jackie could not have kids because of a battle with Cancer and it is sad, but she talks about it a lot, which is also sad. Cut back to Toya and her husband. She wants to talk about Mariah, but he is not interested in talking.
Toya is crying because he does not want to talk about the fight. Toya is starting to crack and we are seeing into her marriage, which is not as fabulous as she would like us to think. She cannot get support from her own husband so maybe she needs to reevaluate the situation and own up to the fact that she started the fight and the truth is going to come out. Toya is a mess, not interesting, and needs to get canned before season two.
Cecil and Simone are hosting an event for Homecoming weekend, and she has invited Jackie and Toya. Not sure why she would do that. Translation: she was asked to include them by producers so they could talk about Mariah. Jackie looks gorgeous, Simone is smashed, and Toya is rocking some truly hideous earrings. Again. Jackie wants a “Lemon Squeeze” to help hash out the problems with the women. It is insane that Jackie wants to control it.
Jackie will get them together, with no drinking, in closed quarters, with the cameras rolling, and make everyone friends again. Toya thinks it is lame because the women have no manners. Toya is a bottom feeder and her pointing at others is hilarious. Cut to Mariah, she is making dinner for her family. She catches her son Ethan in a bit of a lie about school and she shuts that down real quick. I love this chick and her family.
She tells her husband about the Lemon Squeeze. Mariah is upset that everyone is taking it so lightly. A lemon squeeze is not going to fix anything. Nobody has acknowledged the hurt and purposeful attempt to hurt Mariah by Toya. She is stressed out, but manages to end the scene with humor with her husband. I like Mariah on this show and the truth is that had it been me, there would have been teeth flying out of Toya if she hurt my baby.
Dr. Jackie’s patient is having her baby and it is really exciting. Jackie cries when talking about never having had a baby herself. I feel for her and thinks she is classy, but does every show need to talk about it? I don’t think so. Cut to Mariah, who is out for lunch with Quad. I like Quad, but annoyed she invited Toya to her dog party. Nobody is looking forward to the Lemon Squeeze, and nobody is coming to the table with good intentions.
Kari and Toya are getting their nails done together. All Toya wants to talk about is how everyone is on her side and their friendships are strong. Toya is stupid and the truth will come out. Everyone is arriving to the lemon squeeze, some get bonus points for wearing yellow, but there is tension and nobody wants to talk to each other. Cut to Toya who is now wearing the most hideous of her earring collection. She looks ridiculous.
Mariah wants wine, Jackie is insisting no alcohol, everyone is bored, and the whole idea of taking the problems into private to be hashed out, makes no sense with the cameras rolling. This was a dumb idea, but here we are. Jackie is explaining the rules and I am so done. This is silly and Jackie thinks she is a teacher with her students, not a group of grown women. She gets the night started by talking about the fight at the birthday party.
We are shown the footage again and see that Toya started the physical fight. Jackie was not even there so why is she getting all up on everyone’s business? Kari talks and says she did not throw Mariah out of her house. She is talking in a negative way, and it is a shame because she is really lovely and it is just not translating well to television. Cut to Toya.
Toya wants an apology. She talks about getting beaten as a kid by her mother, and that she has issues with being hit now. I think she is trying to get sympathy. Seriously, I’m not buying it that Mariah took her to her dark childhood. Whatever. Mariah will not apologize and says that she is angry at Toya for putting the wellbeing of her child in jeopardy.
Toya is a low class bitch and I am on Team Mariah with this. Toya is lying, scrambling to get her story straight, and I don’t understand why everyone is not seeing what we are seeing. Mariah calls out Jackie for not getting it, Jackie is hurt that Mariah is saying she can’t get it because she never had a baby, and Kari is struggling with the pole stuck up her ass.
Mariah calls Kari a liar, Kari has the back up emails to prove what she is saying, and now everyone looks crazy. The Lemon Squeeze crashes and burns. Jackie is surprised, which is funny, and walks off in tears. Everyone else just sits there unsure what to do as the cameras are rolling. It’s just too funny. Next week they are all going on a trip together. Oy Vey!
It is impossible to know what is true and what is not here because the editing is off. We will get a clearer look into it all at the reunion, so that is something to look forward to. Everyone has a team and in terms of the fight I am on team Mariah, but in terms of reality TV as a whole, I will trade in the housewives for Married to Medicine. These chicks are keeping it real.
May 5, 2013 | 5:39 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
Married to Medicine, like all reality shows about women, has polarized the fans into groups who support different teams. It is the nature of the beast, and in the interest of full discloser, I will tell you that I am on Team Mariah. I think she is fabulously entertaining, inherently kind, and this blog is about her and our conversation about the show, so know that love will be shown.
Married to Medicine is a show that was created by Mariah and she pitched it for almost 5 years before it was made. She was an accomplished news anchor and journalist who chose to change career paths, and transitioned into medical and pharmaceutical sales. She met her husband Aiden when he approached her at a restaurant in Atlanta. They are an interesting couple.
They are different faiths, but pray to one God, and are raising their children with the teachings of both. Aiden is a Muslim, and Mariah a Christian. Her views on faith align very closely to mine and I have respect for her views on religion. She does not judge, does not tolerate ignorance, and does worry about what ignorant people think.
Married to Medicine was to be a show about the sacrifices and challenges of women who are married to doctors, but it all took a turn when the fight happened at Aiden and Duncan’s birthday party. Mariah is mortified by what went down, but she owns it, and while she may do things differently given the chance, her emotions would be the same. Don’t mess with her kids.
Mariah was pushed to her breaking point when Toya crossed a line in terms of her daughter Lauren. Aiden raised Lauren from the time she was 1, and he is her father. While the little girl knew what adoption was, she did not know that Aiden was not her biological father. She does not watch the show, but other kids do, and this little girl was hurt by trashy Toya.
Toya is a wretched bitch in my opinion, and for her to purposely hurt a child is unfathomable to me. Mariah told me everyone knew, before shooting began, that she would talk about anything and everything, but the topic of Lauren was off limits. She and Aiden had a plan and schedule of how to share the news with their daughter and Toya opted to handle it.
The fight, while ill timed, was bound to happen and if it were me, there would have been a few teeth flying out of Toya’s mouth. Aiden was shocked by Mariah’s actions and held her accountable for her behavior, but also understood the reason it went there. It is a shame that this wonderful family will forever be remembered for this mess, not how loving they are.
It is interesting to me that the women in the group have all picked a side, and most are aligning with Toya. Considering that Mariah is essentially their boss, I would have maybe rethought their choices. Dr. Jackie tried to talk to Mariah, but really? She did not have all the information, and was already siding wtih Toya, so it made no sense for her to talk to Mariah.
Everyone is going out of their way to villainize Mariah and that is unfortunate. Even Quad, who is her best friend, invited Toya to the dog party, which I thought was inappropriate. She didn’t even make a donation. I wonder how this show will move on to season two when they can’t stand each other. This might be the quickest train wreck in reality history.
Mariah has regret about what happened, but believes that everything happens for a reason. She is rock solid with Aiden, learned who her friends are, and is helping Lauren understand her history and embracing it as a story of love, not a shameful secret. The show may not be what she thought it would be, but it is certainly a hit, insanely entertaining, and very popular.
Their lives look privileged, but we don’t know how hard it was to get there, or how hard it is to stay there. Mariah worked tirelessly to support her family during Aiden’s residency. She is still alone a lot of the time as he works in the ER. She blames herself for the turn the show took, but she feels confident that can all regroup and get back on track.
Mariah is very open to talk to. She is fun and funny, but clearly hurt by what has happened. She is a woman of integrity, and the fight will not change that. She is living her best life, being the best mom and wife she can be, and is proud of what she has accomplished. She has made things happen for herself and is happy with her family and their achievements.
In terms of Toya, they do not speak and that is fine with Mariah. Fine with me too. Toya has no character, no integrity, and no understanding of what the Holocaust is. This is one stupid woman and I feel sorry for her. I laugh when she talks about God and prayer as if that will somehow make her likeable. Praising God is great, but does not make you a decent person.
I asked Mariah to describe herself and she used the words honest, fabulous, and hard working. I would add sensitive, authentic, and hilarious. She is in her early thirties, but has lived many lives. She is savvy, street smart, and sophisticated. She came from humble beginnings and propels herself forward by remembering where she came from, and putting family first.
I like Mariah on the show and if I had not liked her in person, I would have said so, but I like her more now. She is a sweet girl, ferociously protective of her kids, loyal and supportive of her husband, tolerant and respectful of her mother, and cares about her friends. She is sad about how things been put out there for the world to see, but thinks she will redeem herself.
She is aware of the power of television, conscious that people look at her as a representative of women of color, and hopeful that people will look beyond the fight and see her true self. I am proud of Mariah and I really liked her. I’m not sure if she can change the audience opinion in the four remaining episodes, but like her or not, this chick is fabulous, and keeping it real.
May 2, 2013 | 8:54 am
Posted by Ilana Angel
Kari Wells is one of the stars of Married to Medicine and stands out for many reasons. She is the only white cast member, she is also a pretentious bitch who seems to have a sense of entitlement. In some scenes she looks like a transvestite. I don’t really get her and have been struggling to figure out exactly what she brings to the show in terms of her personality or ability to provide entertainment. Then we spoke.
I have spoken with a lot of reality stars and I always see them differently after we speak, but with Kari there is a profound difference in who we are seeing on the show and who she seems to be in real life. Kari was soft spoken, laughed easily, and her accent didn’t sound as fake as it does on TV. By the end of our chat I felt compassion for a woman who came to TV with good intentions, but is unlikeable.
Kari joined the cast thinking it would be a show about the sacrifices that women make when they are part of the medical community, whether doctors or married to doctors. If you watch Married tmo Medicine you know that medicine is the backdrop to a show about women who cannot fake their way through the fact that they tolerate each other, more than actually like each other. There are not a lot of authentic friendships happening.
Kari is not thrilled with how she is coming across, but is hopeful that it all comes out in the end. She knows she looks mean and bitchy, and while she has had bitchy moments, she is also kind and lovely. The reason she went on the show was to promote charities close to her heart, and talk about her desire to help women take care of themselves financially. She is surprised and saddened by the hate directed to her through social media.
Kari Wells is very funny, and the first to laugh at herself. When we spoke she was home with her daughter and called me directly, without a publicist. Nothing was off limits and she was open to talking about anything. Important to note that she did not block her number, which I think says a lot about her. I want to make it clear that should Duncan start getting calls in the middle of the night asking what he is wearing, it is not me.
Duncan is very supportive of his wife. There was a lot of controversy when following the big fight in their home, he told Kari that Aiden was going to divorce Mariah. Not good, but also not malicious. They did not know they were on camera, did not know Duncan’s mic was still on, and he was simply trying to support his wife, not hurt his friend and colleague. It was a bad choice of words, but in the end was an unfortunate situation.
Kari and Duncan have been married for 12 year and have a committed and loving marriage. They met in Aspen and he pursued her. He was separated at the time and she would not date him until he was divorced. They lived in different cities and one day, while at work, he faxed her his finalized divorce papers and invited her out for dinner, which I think is oddly romantic. They married, had two kids, and settled in Atlanta.
I asked Kari how she would describe herself and she said funny, different, and down to earth. She went on to say she is a kind person who likes to help others. She understands how she is viewed on the show and is hopeful a different and more authentic portrayal of her personality will come out before the season ends. There is a peace in her voice that it may not happen, but also hope that in the end people will like her.
When I wrote that Kari looked like a transvestite, she wrote me to say she thought I was funny and admired my strong voice. When I told her she was not one of my favorite women on the show, she said if she could bring attention to the charities she supports, it would not matter. To be clear, I am not really getting her on the show and don’t think she is particularly relatable, but I really liked her on the phone. It’s a shame.
Relationships between women are stressful and not always nice. We have all done and said things that we wish we didn’t, the difference is that it is not caught on film. She is a trooper for owning her behavior, but also smart enough to know that editing is not to blame for how she comes across. That said, to get 15 minutes of footage out of 15 hours of filming is hard, and things are often taken out of context and not explained properly.
I spoke with Kari about Toya’s Hitler reference in her blog and she thought it was stupid, but not meant to hurt anyone. She said Toya was a lovely woman who did not have malice in her heart. We can agree to disagree about that one. I think Toys is a moron and a spiteful bitch, but to each their own. In terms of Mariah, Kari is mortified and heartbroken by the turn their friendship took and hopes that it will be forgotten in time.
I think Kari Wells is a great businesswoman, a loving wife, a supportive mother, and a woman who went on TV for all the right reasons, but in the end is being tuned into a reality television train wreck. She is aware of how it works and while sad about some of it, happy with who she is, solid in her marriage, and secure as a woman. I found myself feeling bad for her that this is the legacy being created to show the world who she is.
We don’t know these women, and what we see is certainly real, but not the full picture. I may not like who she is on the show, but I can tell you I would want to be friends with Kari Wells. She is smart, funny, self-deprecating, sarcastic, open, and able to own who she is. This woman is ballsy, and I think that is so important for a woman. She has a great things to share with women and I hope people can look beyond the show to hear it.
It will be interesting to see who is invited back for season two. I am on team Mariah, but I like Kari and I hope she will return. There is a lot more to see of this woman and she should be given an opportunity to show us. Like all fans of reality shows, my opinions change like the wind, but like her or not, Kari is good television. I am willing to give her a chance because she means well, and in the end Kari Wells wants to keep it real.
April 28, 2013 | 8:19 pm
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.
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 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.