Posted by Ilana Angel
Twitter is an interesting thing. By interesting of course I mean it is like a heroin addiction in that once you start, you cannot stop and an intervention of some kind is required. I actually love Twitter and have really wonderful “followers” who come on Twitter to not only read my blogs, but interact with me. I try to respond to as many people as I can and we have a lot of fun.
I have spoken to some of my followers on the phone, met some in person, and also stay in touch with a lot of them by email. For every wonderful person I have met through Twitter, there are about 10 others who are crazy. By crazy of course I mean they are mentally unstable and spend a lot of time trolling Twitter to stir the pot with a lot of hate. Many times to me.
What is so interesting is the people who get a thrill out of impersonating me on Twitter. They are always mad about something I have written about reality TV. Fascinating how a genre of TV that specializes in crazy inspires so much crazy. People use my name and my picture to try to hurt me, attack those who follow me, and comment unkindly about my faith.
My Twitter account is @ILANA_ANGEL. There are a lot of imposter accounts and other ones there just to hate me. Today new accounts appeared with the names @JJPennySaver and @JewishJournalin. They are vile and clearly we are dealing with geniuses who have a lot of time on their hands. They will eventually be suspended but that doesn't make it better.
These accounts turned up today using the picture I have posted with this blog. This is actually a lovely picture of me that my son took. They pulled it off my Twitter and added some artistic flair by turning me into Satan, which is comical on some level with my being an Angel and all. It hurts my feelings of course, makes me angry, but mostly I feel bad my son will see it.
One woman in particular who is very angry with me is on Twitter as MaryMac_III. “Mary” is a person who tweeted she has been after me for years and as an attorney, she will sue me if I ever write about her because she is a private citizen. Here’s the thing “Mary”, when you post crap on my Twitter, which is public, you are public. Want to talk about it "Mary"?
Anyone can go onto my Twitter account and see what Mary writes about me. Today alone Mary has tweeted over 200 times either to me or about me.Yesterday it was 359. Not sure what kind of lawyer she is that she has time to obsess this way. Maybe she is a lawyer in the Land of Oz? Perhaps an attorney for the County of Patron? The point is she has declared war.
“Mary” went from feeling rather confident in her attacks on me yesterday, to a little back peddling today. Perhaps she is nervous, scared, or confused. The bottom line is that she is, in my humble opinion, obsessed with me. Rather than simply not read my blogs, she not only reads them, but trolls my Twitter timeline and comments on everything I write. It is creepy.
There is a rather large group of accounts that like to write really horrible things about me. You can check my timeline out and see them all, out in the open, in a public forum just like this. They comment on my every move to their rather small group of followers. They are there, in all their glory, acting like a bunch of fools, talking about me and my followers.
I am not an attorney, but I am not sure one can claim to be a private citizen, and therefore be excluded from my writing about them, if they are going to insist on writing about me in a public forum. I would suggest to “Mary” that if she finds me so upsetting, just stop reading my blog and tweets, and move on because I am just doing my job, and will continue to do so.
I would have quit Twitter long ago if it were not for my amazing followers. They make me laugh, inspire me, kick me in the ass when I need it, trust me with their secrets, appreciate my voice, and understand my Keeping the Faith blog is about me personally, while my Keeping it Real blog is about things that are not real, but just fake TV for our entertainment.
“Mary” will write my editor and demand that this blog be removed, she will send a threatening letter to the Jewish Journal, all their board members and advertisers, insisting I be fired. In the end it is really quite simple. Stop writing about me in a public forum, and it will be done. It’s not brain surgery “Mary”, it is simply time for you grow up and keep it real.
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.
12.1.13 at 9:20 am | The constant end endless desire to hurt someone. . .
11.25.13 at 11:14 pm | They started off strong, but tonight tanked.
11.25.13 at 9:02 pm | Some of this episode was uncomfortable to watch.
12.1.13 at 9:20 am | The constant end endless desire to hurt someone. . . (3808)
12.2.13 at 7:09 pm | Second week in a row of boring television. (3156)
12.3.13 at 10:31 am | Liar, liar, pants on fire. (2982)
May 20, 2013 | 8:46 am
Posted by Ilana Angel
This season went by quickly for the viewer, but probably dragged out for these women. We have seen classy, trashy, inspiring, funny, scary, crazy, and unbelievable. They have invited us into their lives and although it was not necessarily what we thought it would be, it has always been entertaining. I will be sad to see them go, hope they come back, and am looking as forward to their reunion as I am to the start of Real Housewives of New Jersey.
It is a two hour show and one would think that is a big deal but it is just two episodes shown one after the other and if you were waiting for some big finale blow up, it is not coming. They are leaving with a whimper, but that is okay. After all we have seen, some of them are probably happy to slink away quietly. I’m guessing no real closure comes tonight but I am still invested, still interested, and have enough wine to get through.
We start with Quad and her husband Gregory having dinner. They are really cute together and I like them much more at the end than I did in the beginning. He is ready for a baby, she is happy with her dog kids for now, and they are funny. I like this couple and would like to see more of them next season. She is going to get pregnant and milk it for all it is worth. Watching Quad have a baby is going to be seriously great television.
Mariah and Aydin have decided they need to talk to Lauren about the fact that she is adopted. It is crushing and having spoken to Mariah about this on the phone, it was devastating to her. Aydin and Mariah had a plan of how to explain to their child that she is not Aydin’s biological daughter and for Toya to have stepped in, causing them to change their parenting plan, is something I do not understand. It goes beyond being a mean girl.
Toya is having her family over a visit. Her mom, mother-in-law, and other assorted family members. Toya is a poser and I am sick of her. She should not be invited back to next season. She is a selfish, mean, ungrateful, moronic, fame whore. Her mother touches on what a unruly child Toya was, and instead of being proud of what she has overcome, she decides to bash the entire city of Detroit by saying if you live there, you will get shot at.
I think the main problem I have with Toya is that she is ignorant. She does not think about what she says, just blurts out idiotic things. Someone gave her the expression “malicious intent” and she has said it 100 times in reference to talking about Lauren and I spend half my time screaming at the television when she talks, and the other half laughing at what a complete ass she is. It must be hard to go through life when you are that stupid.
Toya is planning the launch party for her husband’s new business and decides that she will not invite Mariah and Quad to the party. It was not a good idea and she should have included them. Don’t say you want to move on if you are not willing to move on. Toya is a snake. We leave the gutter and head to Dr. Simone’s house. She is talking to her fabulous husband Cecil. Important to note I have a crush on him and think he is the best of the men.
We jump to Mariah who is out walking with her mom, and tells her they spoke with Lauren about her adoption. To hear Mariah speak about the situation with Lauren, there is a change in her voice. She sounds sad and that is heartbreaking. I think everyone has made light of this situation when it is a serious breach of trust, and a disgusting choice by Toya. Toya is a bitch and needs to be put in her place, but Momma is a little out of control.
Simone has kicked Cecil’s nephew out of their house. It is a sweet and funny scene. Simone wants her house back and the kid gets the boot. She is super cute and I love her. If you don’t follow her and Cecil on Twitter, you should. They have a great banter back and forth, are always funny and kind with their fans, and are exactly the same off the show, as they are on. That cannot be said for some of the other cast members. These people actually seem normal.
Dr. Jackie is launching a website at the same time she is launching her medical spa. It is all about the vagina. How the vag works, what makes it sick, what makes it better, what makes it feel good, and what makes it happy. Dear Lord. The classy Dr. Jackie has gone all Kandi on us. Simone’s reaction is hilarious. Quad is there to give her two cents and I feel bad for Jackie’s husband sitting there are they discuss the vagina. Bless him.
It is Jackie’s medical spa opening and she describes it saying she hopes it is infectious. That cracked me up. I don’t think infectious is a word to be used when discussing a vagina or spa services. Kari is talking about the spa and bashes Mariah and Quad. Toya is there and says that Mariah and Quad were not invited to her party, which is happening the same day. Couldn’t they have picked different nights to have their parties? That is weird.
Toya bails to get ready for her party as Quad and Mariah arrive. Kari is acting strange with Mariah, but wants to have a conversation with her sister Lake. Who cares? If she was so worried about Lake she could have called her. Kari is starting to cross lines and it is not cute. Kari then unceremoniously lets Mariah and Quad know they were not invited to Toya’s party. Not nice, very immature, and a serious ugly, mean girl move.
Kari and Duncan arrive and they are getting less cute each time we see them. Duncan and Kari are looking to get in on the new business and it is all just strange. The teams have now been formed. We have Simon and Jackie in one corner, Kari and Toya in one corner, Quad and Mariah in one corner, and the fans in another corner. Just when I think they can salvage the situation and all come back together, Toya and Kari go to anther level.
Kari tells Toya that she thinks Mariah has a mental illness, and Toya concurs. These two bitches went on camera and said this woman has a mental illness. When did Kari and Toya become doctors? It is hurtful, mean spirited, ugly, and in the end ridiculous. All their little games prove is that they are the ones who are paranoid and not well. I am mortified by this turn, and in my opinion, it is unforgivable, goes beyond reality TV madness, and makes me angry.
Am I missing something? Am I drinking so much while watching that I am forgetting parts of the story? Toya tells people that Lauren is adopted, Mariah reacts to it, and now Mariah has a mental disorder? Kari wants us to think she is above all the drama and too sophisticated to behave badly, yet she is the one behaving like an animal. Mariah created this show and they are essentially shitting all over her. How is this even possible?
Jackie and Simone are meeting with Mariah and the camera goes back and forth between the doctors telling Mariah to move on, and the bitches saying Mariah needs to be medicated. It is brilliant reality television, but very sad in terms of how women treat each other. Cut to Mariah now talking to Aydin, and they decide she will invite all the women over for dinner to make peace. She will make an Indian feast and calls to invite them all over.
Mariah is trying and regardless of what the motives are, she is trying. Kari is a bitch, and Toya is only going to support Kari. No good can come of this dinner. Quad is visiting with Jackie and I like them together. Quad is fun, and Jackie needs a little more fun, so they can be good together. God Bless Jackie who is still trying to pull this group together. She is either painfully naïve or simply pure of heart. This group will never all get along.
Kari is out for tea with Toya and it is all so sad. Kari is on the outs with everyone and the only hope she has to get camera time is with Toya, so she has attached herself to the devil. Kari is having the 20th anniversary party for Duncan’s business and has decided to not invite Mariah or Quad. This storyline is now getting stupid and we all know you cannot fight with stupid. Kari and Toya are showing exactly how stupid they are, and it is hilarious.
Time for Kari’s party for Duncan and she is so busy she forgot to brush the back of her hair. Shame. Kari, who did not invite Mariah and Quad because it was “business”, takes time out the party to present her husband with a trip to Europe, and pretentiously shows everyone at the party a slideshow of the trip. Really? I wonder how it is possible that Kari does not understand she rubs us the wrong way when she behaves like this. She is horrible.
Kari is trying to push Jackie into moving her practice to the medical building she owns with Duncan, and my advice to Simone would be run. Very, very fast. Kari sent an email to Mariah and Quad telling them they are not invited to party because it is business. Mariah and Quad are talking about Kari, Kari is talking about Mariah with Jackie and Simone, and I am exhausted. This show is not interesting with all the garbage being slung.
Quad is now meeting Toya for lunch. Dear Lord. This is just too much. Toya is still talking about Eugene calling off his wedding to Quad, which happened 5 months ago, and did not stick because they are married. Toya says she is not still talking about it, Quad proves she is, Toya tells her she is wrong, Quad tells her she is shady, then Quad drops a bomb, saying Toya was arrested for driving drunk, with her baby in the car. Oh. My. God.
Quad is sticking to the story of Toya being a drunk, Toya denies it, and I don’t believe any of it. Did these women not think all this crap would come out on television? We have seen Quad’s mug shot, but not a police record for Toya, but the fact is, who cares? We don’t care ladies! We wanted to peek into your lives of privilege, not get dragged through the gutter. We have the real housewivews for that. This show has gone off the rails and they can't pull it all back.
Sidebar: Kari and Toya were on WWHL after the finale and want us to believe they did not plan to have matching outfits. Really? They did not ask each other what are you wearing? The lies continue. Important to note that while on set waiting to go live with Andy, Kari started to message me unclear why everyone was being to hateful to her on social media. Really Kari? You did no favors for yourself when you sided with the devil.
Sidebar: I like Kari. I like Mariah. I have spoken to both of them on the phone and I feel bad for them that the show has taken such an ugly turn. I will say however that Mariah is exactly the same on the phone as she is on the show, while Kari is very different. We are not seeing true colors because that is impossible on reality television. That said, I am more inclined to believe what Mariah is saying, which is my personal view as a fan.
Taking the plunge into reality television is a risky business. You are going to get eaten alive by those who don't like you, and inflated to the moon by those who do. The blogosphere is not a forgiving place and if you rub people the wrong way, it will follow you. I think Kari is a lovely woman and for whatever reason she is not coming across that way. My advice to her would be to cut her loses and leave the show because she cannot recover from the opinions that have been formed.
The same could actually be said for all of them. They all have fans and they all have haters. What is done is done and so the focus needs to be on how they move forward. Sending messages to a blogger throwing your costars under the bus is probably not the way to go. If you want people to think you are a lady, act like one. I don't pretend to know these people, and I simply watch like everyone else, but if it looks like a duck, and it talks like a duck, it is probably a duck.
Cut to Mariah’s big night. She is preparing a full on Bangladeshian feast for all the ladies. Toya and Kari cancel. Shitty. The girls all have native dress and the meal is one I wish I had been invited to. I feel sad for Mariah. She is trying and they are not willing to meet her halfway. Turns out while Mariah’s dinner is going on, Kari is over at Toya’s house. Toya is telling Kari about Quad’s accusation of her being a drunk driver. Oy vey.
Kari gets on her high horse and talks about the backstabbing of Quad. Really? Kari is the one who is always talking smack, always trying to bring people down, and always the one to gossip. Cut to Kari, in the very next breath, gossiping about Quad and Mariah. It is ugly. These women are behaving badly and they should all be mortified by what is going on. I am still on Team Mariah. These bitches need a kick in the ass.
We are about to wrap up two hours and the entire show has been watching them gossip to each other in groups, never all together. It is a pingpong match and I am exhausted. I honestly cannot listen to it anymore. It is stupid. Mariah is talking about how she is done, while Kari and Toya are pulling up Quad’s mug shot. It is embarrassing. These chicks need a reality check because they have clearly lost their minds. Seriously.
Jackie and Simone have risen to the top. They are not perfect, but bless them as they are decent and inherently kind. Mariah and Quad come out winners to me, and Kari and Toya are the losers. They are so unappealing that they don’t even belong on reality TV, and we will watch anything! Toya and Kari need to be let go and we need to get a new wife and a Jewish doctor to come on board. Having a medical show without a Jew makes no sense.
Then, just like that, it is over. No update of what is happening now and who it talking to who, just an ending with some dramatic music. I cannot wait for the reunion and truly hope these women come clean and we get some answers. I will be back for the reunion and the fact is I will be back for season two. We all will. All we ask is that Bravo seriously consider recasting this show. We love it, but will walk away if you can’t keep it real.
February 25, 2013 | 9:13 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
We start off this week with Kim visiting Kyle so they can pretend to be friends. Kim is hammered and Kyle is dressed too young for her age in a ridiculous pair of pants. Kim jumps right into gossiping about Husband Killer being an alcoholic. Really? Drunk Kim is going to diagnose Taylor? This is hilarious. Kyle insists she has wanted to say something and I fascinated that Kyle is trying to make yet another storyline about her. Kim and Kyle call Taylor to tell her they are on their way over to “talk”.
We head over to Ken where he is feeding the swans, and you can’t help but have a pang of envy at the life they lead. Lisa is getting ready for a trip to Saint Tropez to visit Ken’s son from his first marriage. The son, Warren, is married to one of Lisa’s friends. It’s a little weird but they have worked through it all and are close now. Ken and Lisa are the best couple ever and watching them prepare for their trip is cute. That they are taking Giggy with them is even cuter. I totally dig this couple.
Over at Drunky Husband Killer’s house, Kim cuts to the chase and tells Taylor she thinks she is an alcoholic. Taylor explains that she does not drink often and has no problem. Taylor is clearly mortified that these bitches are talking to her on camera, then pulls the poor me Russell died card. She owns up to drinking to get through it and I actually feel for her. The best thing Taylor can do for herself and her child is to get the hell off of this show and focus on healing instead of fame whoring.
Over to Yolanda, she is hosting an evening at Mohammed’s house, which lets just clarify, is weird. Adrienne cancels and Brandi is thrilled. Her reaction to the cancellation is perfect. Yolanda is going to Paris, as is Lisa, so it quickly turns into a group trip. By group trip of course I mean Bravo is going to pay them all to go to Paris so they can have a fight and we can watch them master the art of fake friendships while Kyle makes it all about her. They can go to classy Paris but it won’t class some of these skanks up.
Yolanda is introducing her husband David to the gang and they get to Marisa and her husband Dean. Marisa is an idiot and her husband should kick her ass to the curb. Marisa is embarrassing the Zanuck family and her talk of being bored with her husband and wanting to bang anyone who will have her is gross. If they make this chick a housewife I will be unable to be kind about her. And yes, this is my being kind to her. Kyle arrives in a truly ugly dress and one must mention that Yolanda looks beautiful tonight.
Taylor is not going to Paris so she can focus on her daughter. By focus of course I mean trying to not lose her again. The party is a series of conversations that we have all heard before and I am bored. Yolanda talks to Taylor because she has been hearing from the girls that Taylor is smack talking about her. I like Yolanda’s balls. Taylor denies it all and the gossiping is painful. These women are really mean to each other and I would not want friendships like this in my life. Not cute at all.
We are off to Saint Tropez to meet Ken’s son, who seems lovely, and his wife, who seems bitchy. Giggy is adorable, Ken and Lisa are tired but thrilled to be there. We learn that Ken is 66, which makes Lisa around 50. They look great. We also learn Ken is a Grandfather as Warren has a 21 year old Grandson who is the same age as his son Max. It all seems very cool and European. I don’t know what that means really, but it’s just not that interesting so I am digging deep to write about the visit.
Everyone is gathered at the airport and I am laughing because we are being asked to believe that even though Yolanda and Kyle were already booked for Paris, the entire group is all on the same flight. Such Bravo bullshit. Marisa calls to say that she is not coming as her father-in-law passed away. It is sad. Sad that he died and sad that Kyle is going to use it as a chance to spew words of wisdom about life being short. Dear Lord this woman bugs the crap out of me. Off to Paris we go. Au revoir!
The hotel in Paris is gorgeous. Lisa joins in and the festivities are beginning. Everyone is gathering for the first night out and the sight of Giggy in his lavender blinged out shirt is perfection. Kim arrives and she is wasted on what I would guess is pain meds from her unnecessary nose job. Tonight ends without anything really interesting happening and even though we see fireworks over Paris, there is a promise for some real fireworks next week. I love to blog this show and will beck next week to keep it real.
February 19, 2013 | 12:35 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
You can always tell when LeAnn Rimes is bored because she files a new lawsuit. This chick clearly has too much time on her hands and one can only assume how miserable she must be that suing has become her favorite pastime. This woman is a mess and I wonder why nobody in her camp is trying to help her, rather than encouraging her bizarre behavior.
I don’t think this woman has one single friend that is not on her payroll. She has a husband who has no job and is a serial cheater, so that must put her over the edge. When he is out and she has no idea where he is, instead of using the down time to eat a sandwich or buy an outfit that has not been worn by her husband’s ex-wife, she uses the time to file lawsuits.
The latest filing is against her former dentist who she says has caused her “emotional and psychiatric injuries”. LeAnn wrote that her “ability to perform as an artist has been and will continue to be significantly compromised until all re-treatment is complete.” The entire thing is insane and I imagine her dentist is laughing at her like we all are.
The way she describes her teeth issues one could assume she did not brush or floss her teeth for years, or perhaps was a meth addict. How many people under the age of 30 need 8 root canals in one year? It sounds a little fishy to me, but then all of her lawsuits are strange. We all know the only reason LeAnn sues is because she is bored and inherently mean.
I have been on the receiving end of her camps legal rants and it is quite entertaining. For the people she is suing it is a pain in the ass but eventually she will burn through all her money and have to stop with these bullying tactics. By burn through her money of course I mean her unemployed and cheating husband has already begun the process for her.
Is poor LeAnn Rimes so delusional she thinks her dentist is to blame for her career faltering? It couldn’t possibly have anything to do with her breakdown, lack of personality, or absence of all redeeming qualities. No! It is her dentist that caused her career to tank. I wonder how much she pays people to be her friends and agree with everything she says.
LeAnn Rimes is silly and I enjoy writing about her because in the end she is just funny. She was blessed with talent and rather than live her best life, she prefers to orchestrate her own train wreck on a daily basis. It is fascinating to watch and also sad. Time for this young woman to get a grip, stop suing, eat a sandwich, grow up, and start keeping it real.
February 18, 2013 | 10:12 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
We are enjoying tonight’s episode courtesy of Jose Cuervo. By enjoying of course I mean booze is required in order for enjoyment to happen. AshLee has the first hometown date and she is going on and on about how much she loves him. She tells Sean he is just like her dad and it’s odd. Did she hate her mom more than she loved her dad and therefore ran off to get married? Something does not add up with this chick and while I liked her from the beginning, she is now just a little too creepy for me.
AshLee says she has been waiting for this day since she was 4. She has brought other men home, and been married, but her love has never been like this before. AshLee appears to be a little unstable and I feel bad for her mom because we are all watching her and wondering what the hell she did to her kid to make her hate her so much as a teenager. The whole thing is uncomfortable. AshLee talks about romance and her parents are a little put off. Her mom is lovely and wants AshLee to find love.
AshLee’s mom takes Sean off for a chat and they are talking about AshLee’s abandonment issues. Strange. Her dad is sweet and I loved his answers to Sean’s question about her previous marriage. I just don’t see AshLee being the final pick and she is going to lose her mind and spiral out of control at being abandoned by Sean. She is sweet, and her parents are wonderful, but I am watching her dreams about to shatter and it makes me cry at the exact same time that I am laughing my ass off. Sean is freaked out.
We are off to Seattle to see Catherine. He sounds like he is talking himself into her and she sounds like she could care less. It’s very weird. They are off to meet her mother, grandmother, and two sisters. Her sisters are obviously jealous and it is hilarious. The sisters ask Catherine if she would say yes to a proposal and she responds by saying she would give it a try. Bad answer. The sisters are not into it, Catherine is not into it, yet here we are in Seattle. Catherine should be sent home already. She’s lame.
Sean is meeting with the sisters and they are throwing her under the bus. It is shameful and I find myself hating these bitches right now. It is not going to work out with whomever he chooses, so why ruin her chances? They are saying very unflattering things about their sister and it is very unfortunate. The mother is sweet and supports Catherine in a way her sisters could not. Mom tells him to let her know if she is not the one, and Sean wants Mom’s blessing but she does not give him her blessing.
Sean is confused, Catherine is worried, and I am bored. We are off to see Lindsay who has never been so happy in her whole life. I think she will be the winner. They look the best together and seem to have the most in common. Of course that means she won’t be the winner, but still, she is my favorite. Sean is nervous to meet her dad who is an Army General. Sean is cute with her and I see them together. I bet AshLee is watching this episode at home crying and cutting up a doll that looks just like Lindsay!
Lindsay’s mom is adorable and Sean loves her. Lindsay is the youngest girl left but she is the most mature. Sean is off to speak with the General and he is scared, which is super funny. The General is terrific and I like him a lot. He gives Sean his blessing and it made my heart flutter. We don’t really meet the brother but he seems sweet. The General gives Sean dog tags as a memento of their visit and I will say it again, Lindsay is the winner. That said, I NEVER guess the winner right. I hate this show. I love this show. I never read spoliers!
We just saw a commercial for the Sean Tells All Special that is apparently airing tomorrow night. Really? Is ABC high? Didn’t we talk about this two night bullshit last week? I AM NOT SITTING THROUGH ANOTHER NIGHT OF THIS. Dear Lord. I am totally going to have to watch this show again tomorrow. My liver is shutting down and I still have an hour to go on this episode. Why? Why? Why? Why is this happening? We are off to Desiree’s house for the final hometown date. Buckle up people.
Des plays a prank on Sean and it is stupid. I was not buying it, and I’m not buying that Sean was buying it either. Her family is sweet and the truth is I liked her parents before we even met them. They are lovely and she is cute. Her brother Nathan is not into it and thinks the whole thing is stupid. He does not believe in the process and takes Sean out to put him on blast. I just decided that there is no way I am blogging tomorrow night. I will tweet about it, but blogging is now out of the question. Thank you Jose!
The brother says he does not feel the feelings are reciprocated from Sean to Des and it is hilarious. Sean tries to put her brother at ease but the brother laughs at him. He calls Sean a playboy and essentially dismisses him. Des is not going to be the big winner. They come back to dinner and everyone knows the brother has messed things up. Des calls her brother out at the table and the awkwardness is outstanding. Daggers are being thrown while the parents talk about the weather to ease the tension. Perfection.
Sean can barely kiss Des as the brother has ruined the night and her chances. It’s rose ceremony time and Sean recapping his dates to Harrison makes me want to throw my television out the window. Sean lets us know Lindsay and AshLee are safe tonight but he is torn between Catherine and Desiree. Des interrupts the rose ceremony to apologize for her brother. Stupid. Sean has the final rose in his hands, puts it down and walks away without handing the rose out. He tells Harrison he likes them both and is unable to make a decision. He should send them both home.
Sean sends Des home and sits with her outside to talk. He tells her he is worried he made a mistake and Des agrees. She is crying, he tells her he prayed on it, and her bitterness is heavy and thick. He is hugging her, she is complaining, and I want them to wrap it up already. He whispers to her that he will miss her, and she says then don’t let me go. Total douchebag thing for him to say. Which makes sense because in the end Sean is a douchebag. He didn’t start out one, but he sure is one now.
The dramatic music is making me chew on my ice cubes in order to get every last drop of Jose off them. Next week the final three go to Thailand and then the end is in sight. Tomorrow promises to be a scripted sack of crap, but I will watch because I am too far in to stop now. This show makes me angry, does not entertain me, and gives me a headache while watching and a hangover the next day. I watch, suffer and blog because the last five minutes of the series is worth it. In the end, for me, romance keeps it real.
February 18, 2013 | 6:20 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
News came out today that Adrienne Maloof is not returning next season and so watching it this week takes on a whole new joy because Adrienne is a bitch and a liar. Knowing her time here is coming to an end is fabulous. We begin at Kim’s house where she is unveiling her new nose. It would appear she also got her boobs done. Are those puppies new?
Faye the skanky whore arrives with Kyle and they bring Kyle’s daughter along with Husband Killer’s daughter Kennedy. Marisa arrives, who cares, then Taylor calls in drunk off her ass. She is in love and jetting off to bang some loser and has no idea where her baby is. She is surprised to learn she is with Kyle and it is just very sad and scary for Kennedy.
Adrienne, the lying sack of steaming crap arrives. Then Kyle and Kim immediately start the gossiping and Marisa says Taylor always leaves Kennedy with Kyle a lot. Marisa says she would never go away with a guy on a whim. Really? Marisa has made it very clear she would love to go away with a new guy for a weekend. These chicks are insane and crack me up.
Adrienne tells Kim Paul could have done a better job on her nose. Adrienne is an idiot. Kim’s plastic surgeon arrives to remove the bandages for the big reveal and I am seriously not getting it. Kim is a freak, and having a party to show her nose is just weird. Showing it on television is creepy. Kyle makes it all about her and if I were Kim I would stay clear of Kyle at all costs.
Everyone is drooling over the nose and I honestly can’t see the difference. Adrienne is again saying her husband, the man she hates and says abuses her and her kids, would have done as good of a job. Faye looks on wondering if she should get one too, and Kyle is wondering if it’s time to get her chin worked on. I cannot stand these Richards women and their friends.
We are at Adrienne’s for a fake family day by the pool and Paul smells a fire. Adrienne gets in the car with her kids and drives off while Paul stays back to take pictures. Adrienne tells the camera his choosing to stay was a big mistake. Really? After all the crap they talk about each other, and we all know the marriage was over already, she thinks that was his big mistake?
Kyle is preparing for her white party and we cut to Adrienne and Paul heading to Kyle’s. Kyle is getting ready and the yard is not done so once again the editing on this show sucks. Faye is with Kyle and just the sight of her makes me feel sick to my stomach. Paul and Adrienne are in the car bashing Brandi and denying that they have done anything wrong. Epic losers.
Kyle says the party last year was so bad she thought about not having the party this year. Such a crock of sh*t. She would do anything and everything for camera time so there was no way the party was not happening. Lisa and Ken arrive, followed by Brandi and her pal Jennifer. Lisa lets us how Adrienne’s self tanner has been left on furniture all over town.
Taylor arrives and acts as if her taking off and dumping her child was totally cool. She is a husband killing, money hungry, fame whore and I think she is disgusting. May God bless that little girl and hold her close because the dad is gone and her mom is certifiable. I am thrilled that Adrienne is not coming back and seriously hope Taylor gets the boot with her.
There is not a lot happening in this episode and it is all quite boring. Brandi is feeling uncomfortable but greets Kim and then takes off Lisa for a chat while Adrienne is telling everyone how she stained Lisa’s furniture. Adrienne appears to be a little off. By off of course I mean a pill may have accidentally gone down her throat. Allegedly. (She likes to sue.)
Brandi sends for Adrienne so they can chat and Lisa lets us know in the battle of wits it will be unfair as Adrienne is unarmed. Hilarious. Adrienne and Paul go to speak with Brandi who has Jennifer there for back up. Adrienne says a letter is not a lawsuit, and Brandi says the letter resulted in her needing a lawyer and Adrienne says she had to hire one too.
Brandi is telling them why she was upset, Adrienne denies it all, and Paul is trying to take over the conversation. Paul is defending Bernie, which is hilarious because Paul is now also suing Bernie. Too funny. Brandi provides Paul with back up and Adrienne looks on as Paul reads it. Adrienne is a pig, and now we all know that Paul knows it too. He must feel like a fool.
It is sad that Brandi needs to carry around her letters of proof but I guess one needs to be armed at all times when entering a lion’s den. Lisa is talking with Kyle who is doing her lip pursing thing that makes her look stupid and her chin look weak. Lisa is supporting Brandi and calling Kyle out for not being supportive when last year she lost her mind over the same issues.
Adrienne did not take legal action against Brandi in the same way President Clinton did not have sexual relations with that woman. Taylor is now calling Kyle out for kicking her and Russell out last year, yet allowing Adrienne and Paul to be there. The whole thing is ridiculous and the only thing we know for sure is that Kyle causes problems, then walks away from them.
The entire group is now talking about what is going on and Taylor is still calling out Adrienne and Paul but they are not having it. Paul tries to imply something inappropriate is going on with Brandi and Ken and the whole thing is gross. I am over this show. Next week Kim tells Taylor she is a drunk. I mean Kim, while drunk, tells Taylor that she, Taylor, is a drunk. Oy vey.
Also next week, a group of people who cannot stand each other will go to Paris on holiday. Dear Lord. It is time for new cities and new casts. The Real Housewives franchise is dying a slow and painful death and we are all still watching so it will never end. It’s our own fault for watching a reality show that is not entertaining and unable on any level to keep it real.
February 18, 2013 | 4:02 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
We are back in Atlanta and it is pageant time with Cynthia. We are at the Bailey School and see the posters for Cynthia’s pageant, which has a big picture of Cynthia on it. So lame. Kenya is there with a young girl she is mentoring. Really? Kenya is a lunatic. Cynthia tells Kenya she cut ties with Porsha. We learn she is going to host the pageant with Boris Kodjoe.
After Cynthia lost her mind on Kenya last time she helped her out, Cynthia tells Kenya she can be a judge at the Miss Renaissance pageant. Dear Lord. Cynthia Bailey is a moron. Over with Porsha, who I should mention is just as dumb as Cynthia, is with her very bossy husband. She orders a Sprite, he changes it to wine, and I do not like them separately or together.
He wants her to have a baby and to stay home and raise the child on her own, with no nanny. She wants a nanny but he prefers she do it on her own. She suggests she “borrow” her brother’s child for a week to see if she can handle being a mother. Porsha is a dingbat, her husband is a pig, and why would her brother “lend” his baby for a week? He knows how dumb she is.
Phaedra is having Kandi over for dinner and Chef Roble is cooking. It gets sexual and I’m not getting it. They are sitting for dinner in a room that appears to be decorated by Ikea and I am confused. Kandi is planning a trip to LA for the girls to visit NeNe, followed by time in Las Vegas. They are talking about Kandi’s new gospel career.
Marvin Sapp is there to meet with Kandi to record her gospel song. She sells sex by day and praises the Lord by night. God bless her. Kandi is unappealing and appears to have very little self-confidence. I sometimes think it is cute, but lately I find it more annoying than anything else. Kandi’s dad stops by and he was not at all what I was expecting.
We hear Kandi’s song and it sounds like her songs from last season. Nothing new here. I like the term “Prayed Up” and so maybe Marvin can help her along because I don’t hear a hit here on her own. Her dad reminds me of Billy Dee Williams circa Mahogany, and I like him. He likes the Lord and bless him for loving his kid and seeing the joy her music brings.
NeNe is in town for a quick minute and Cynthia stops by to visit. Cynthia tells NeNe that Kenya is going to be a judge at the pageant and NeNe reminds her that Kenya is a crazy person and Cynthia is a fool for inviting her to participate. NeNe should not even appear on this show anymore. She is better than all of this and she is slumming it every time she stops by.
I love NeNe and really only enjoy this show when she is on, but I love her too much not say that she needs to get the hell off of this show and go solo. NeNe knows that everyone is coming to Los Angeles to see her and she is prepared for it to go badly. This show may have made NeNe known, but I truly hope it is not the thing that now brings her down too.
The baby is with Porsha and she thinks she is ready. She picks her up by one arm, watches as the baby plays with the dog food, puts her foot in her poop while changing the diaper, and leaves the baby on the bed with her dog as the babysitter. The baby is off wondering the house, Porsha is ready for her husband to get home, and I am seriously bored.
It is pageant time and I am laughing my ass off. This is hilarious. The pageant guy is predictable, and we see Cynthia goes to pick up Boris by herself. He is in a button down shirt and jeans, no suit. Kandi shows up in a rather unfortunate dress, and Kenya comes with her Miss USA sash. I am so excited about this train wreck. Sidebar: Cynthia needs some Spanx.
The script is wrong, Cynthia is sweating, Boris is a dumbass, and everyone is laughing. Kenya is acting normal which means something weird is definitely happening in Atlanta this week. These women are boring without Nene and seeing NeNe feels weird because she just does not belong here anymore. Atlanta has been ruined and watching it is now hard.
The pageant is awkward and I am ready for it to be over. Cynthia is saying how legit and fabulous she is, Kenya is reminding us this is her thing, and the winner is crying and falling to the floor in amazement. Next week the ladies will be in LA with Nene so we’ll see how that plays out. I will tune in to watch because with NeNe we know at least one perosn will be keeping it real.
February 18, 2013 | 1:16 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
A reunion for this show was probably not a good idea. We saw these people first season and it was love, on the second season the shine was off and we saw that perhaps they were not as great as we thought, then we get this and see that there are not a lot of redeeming qualities about these people. They are rude, raunchy, not particularly bright, and quite mean.
Andy starts with Lily who spends five minutes telling us she does not need to talk about how rich she is, then spends another five minutes showing us exactly how rich she is. She is freakishly pretty, has a somewhat deformed looking body, and a voice that makes me cringe, but there is something sweet about her. By sweet of course I mean stupid can be charming.
The show begins with Reza comparing the trimming of his mustache to the manscaping of Mike’s genitals. I should have turned it off right away but now I’m sucked in and have to finish. My prediction is that this reunion is going to make it hard for the cast to come back as it is because we are not going to like them, and we know all their relationships are fake.
We get a recap of how hard these people party and it is hard to believe how old they are. They are behaving like college kids, not mature adults with jobs and responsibilities. I am embarrassed for them right now. Lily admits to being uptight, MJ admits to not remembering things when she is drunk, and Mike tells us he is posing for Playgirl. Please make this end.
The conversation quickly goes to MJ being an addict. Asa is convinced MJ is sedated all the time and she is concerned. Everyone jumps on the bandwagon and the show is now about throwing MJ under the bus. Reza says she has known MJ for 20 years and she has a pill addiction. The reunion has now turned into an episode of Intervention. This is not cool.
Reza is dealing with fallout in his family for making out with his boyfriend on camera. Lily didn’t tell her parents she was even going to be on this show. We then get a recap of exactly how mean they have all been to each other all season. The amount of crap they talk about each other is fascinating and you have to wonder if any friendships will survive this show.
GG and Asa are hashing it out and it is sad. These people were ruined by fame and are poster children for why you should not do a reality television show. GG refers to Asa as “that thing” and it is on. It ends in screaming and we see it will pick up next weekend with even more screaming. This show is bad, the reunion is disturbing, and nobody is keeping is real.