Posted by Ilana Angel
Oy Vey! This reunion is a hot mess. The screaming, talking over each other, and the exclusion of Love is annoying. I get that Love was out of control with Carla, but they should have let her tape a segment to she could explain herself, and say bye to the fans. She was fabulous and I thought she brought something great to the mix. They owed it to the fans to let her say goodbye in her own words. Hate it when fans don’t matter.
Karen and Ramona are on Carla like white on rice. She is not liked and it makes no sense to me that she is still on the show. She is not interesting and nobody likes her. There is a lot of Love bashing, and she is not there to defend herself. Did they think she was Snow White? Sidebar: These women make me want to move to Staten Island and be Italian. I have the mouth of a drunken sailor so I’d fit in with the right accent.
Dr. Drew is moderating the reunion, which makes no sense. I like the guy but this is not his forte and they could have gotten someone better. I think Jennifer Graziano should do it. She is in the know and can ask the things we want to here. There is so much screaming. Drita says she told Carla to leave Love alone and Carla was the one who went in wanting a fight. Carla is the troublemaker here and Love got screwed.
We move onto Carla and Renee. Renee looks fabulous and this blog is hard to write because I have no interest in Carla and cannot understand half of what is being said because everyone is talking at the same time. This format with the audience and questions does not work. It’s very MTV and needs to be more Bravo. We are not learning anything, except that yelling gives us a headache. We are half way in and I’m about done.
Renee is talking about her addiction and recovery. I like her. AJ says he does not believe in addiction and that you should just stop, which is unfortunate. It was a dumb thing to say and Drew should have commented on it. If he can’t contribute to the ocnversation about addiction, then why have him there? Carla is apologizing to Renee and AJ for her junkie crack and I am not buying it. Carla is not sorry for anything.
Drita shares that Lee is back in the house and all is well. He feels guilty about missing so much time with his kids, but denies ever cheating on her. She says Lee will never appear on the show. Good for him. Everyone agrees that Joe was disgusting in putting down Carla on camera. Agreed. Then Dave joins Karen on set. Dave made a mistake, admits he made a mistake, and I like these two together.
As if we didn’t get bored to death with Ramona’s wedding all season, we are back talking about it. Ramona is not married yet, Karen still thinks it is a stupid decision, and I don’t get it. I feel sad for Ramona and her kids. She is surrounded by people who can help her understand but she won’t listen. The reunion didn’t answer any questions, or give us any closure. It is disappointing and disrespectful to loyal fans.
I like this show and I love these women. They are good television and give a glimpse into something that is fascinating. Love should have been able to say goodbye, and Dr Drew should not have been the host. I will tune in next season, but I’m coming in knowing I might not stick with the entire season. The reunion was a dud, and my not being sure if I can stick it out for another season is keeping it real.
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April 21, 2013 | 10:13 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
I love this show. These women have breathed life back into reality television. From catch phrases to female fight club, they are good television. Not always classy or ladylike, but still good TV. Last week was the brawl, and this week is the aftermath. Let me begin by saying that hitting another woman is not my style, but I could certainly provide you with a list of ladies that I fantasize about smacking. It may not be appropriate to fight at a party, but it sure is ballsy, and a fantasy for a lot of women.
We pick up with the end of the party and Kari insisting she is done. Toya is hiding in the bathroom and Mariah is outside with her husband defending herself. Mariah is devastated for what she has done to humiliate her husband and Toya is crying. Kari does not understand what happened and we jump to the next morning at Toya’s house. Toya is explaining what happened to her husband, as he was working and not there. Toya has a different recollection of how it went down and suggests that Mariah was drunk.
Toya is an idiot. She refers to a ball gown as a ballroom dress, which I found to be hilarious. I wonder how difficult life must be for someone so dumb. She then decides to judge Mariah on a personal level, which is what caused the fight in the first place, by saying she waited for marriage to have children. The implication being that Mariah had a child out of wedlock. Toya is a bitch and is on the top of my list of fantasy smack downs. She is ignorant, nasty and ugly deep in her soul. If she has one that is.
Mariah has prepared a picnic for her husband and it is sad. She has embraced her husband, and his faith, and is an important look into Muslim Americans in a time when it is needed. She knows the fight was wrong, but she was protecting her child. Her husband is saddened, embarrassed, and humiliated. Mariah apologizes to him, but he is understandably upset. Fight aside, these are parents who have had the emotional wellbeing of their child put in danger by a fame whoring bitch who thinks only of herself.
Cut back to Toya, who decides that she is going to burn the Christening gown, that Mariah gave her. It is childish, selfish, rude, and ignorant. Toya says that Mariah serves no purpose in her life. Really? Mariah created this show, brought Toya in, and yet Toya does not think Mariah is important? Toya brings up God and I think it is all for show. She is putting the God card against the Allah card, and I am disgusted by her. My God, is the same God as hers and Mariah’s, and her behavior is shameful in any faith.
I am so angry with this moron. She wants a sign from God? Watch out for lightning. Toya is concerned with apologizing to Kari, but is over Mariah. Dear Lord. Mariah has made up with her husband and will make amends. In the end he is more concerned with his daughter than the petty bullshit of his wife and Toya. Aiden is a mensch, Toya’s husband is an idiot, Mariah made a mistake, and Toya is a gutter pig that needs more than a punch at a party. She also needs a lesson on the Holocaust. For real.
Cut to Quad who is out for dinner with her husband. They want us to get to know her and her hubs, and they are cute. She came in with a bang, but in the end she is very appealing and quite entertaining. I like her, like her husband, think her dogs hate getting dressed up, and respect her for putting off a baby until she is ready. I would not have pegged her as being so likeable a couple of weeks ago, but bravo to Quad for being so fabulous. All the haters can catch fire because the girl is good television.
Over to Dr. Simone, she is hanging with her youngest son and nephew. I adore this woman. I go back and forth between admiring her and her work ethic, and feeling bad that work takes so much of focus. She manages to balance it the best she can, has beautiful kids, and a supportive husband. Bless her. The nephew was to come for the summer and is still there. She is ready for him to go. She needs time to prepare for the idea I pitched her. Pap smears are the new Botox Dr. Simone. Cosmos and stirrups!
I would happily have a drink with my friends while getting a pap smear. Much more comfortable than sitting there with my doctor making small talk while she gets up in my business. Think about it Simone. It could be all the rage. Cut to Kari who is talking with a friend about the fight club. I interviewed Kari this week and am working on that blog, so I can tell you she is much different on the show, than she is on the phone. Poor girl. People are not going to get her, myself included, so we’ll see if that changes.
We meet one of Dr. Simone’s patients and it is sweet. To see her in the role of doctor is interesting and I wish we got more of that for her and Jackie. The couple has a baby girl, Claire, and it is magic. I can only imagine the satisfaction her work must give her, but to hear her defend her work, and clearly struggle with the love she has for her job is sad to me. She owes us no explanation so it is touching she feels the need to explain. I really like this girl and as a working mom, appreciate seeing her struggles.
Kari meets Toya for a drink and I find myself actually rolling my eyes, calling out to Toya that she is a dumbass, and pouring myself another glass of wine. I wouldn’t have met Toya, and certainly not alone. Toya is blowing smoke up Kari’s ass. To show how low class this woman is, she offers to pay off Kari for forgiveness. Kari does not need your money loser. Kari is dumping all kinds of crap about Mariah and I am fascinated that these women seem to have forgotten that Mariah gave them this opportunity.
Kari is upset, but she is not doing herself any favors. Her support of Toya is annoying. Kari calls Toya a lady and I am laughing. Toya is not a lady. She is a fame whore. By whore of course I mean no disrespect to whores. We are with Mariah, Quad, and Lake, who are shopping for lingerie so Mariah can be sexy for Aiden and they can make up. This entire scene is a waste of time. Nothing interesting, nothing new, and too lighthearted considering we are all still decompressing from the fight club. Bad editing.
Simone and her husband are kicking the nephew out so she can get back on track. Cute, but a useless time filler. We are now on the second date of the episode with Quad and her husband. Was there not enough useable fight footage to stay on topic? Is all this light and fluffy really necessary? We love Quad, love her husband, and get that he wants a baby and she is not ready. Do we need another scene to remind us? No. No we don’t. They need a new editor on this show, or less dinking for the one they have.
Dr. Jackie is having Simone, Kari and Toya over for dinner. She wonders who fights anymore and I am laughing. Did people used to fight? Who are these people that “anymore” is part of that question? Everyone is supporting Toya, and not Mariah, forgetting that Mariah brought them in, and not mentioning that Toya gossiped about Mariah’s daughter. Why is nobody talking about Toya’s gossiping, which was the cause of the fight? Am I missing something that the majority of support is going to Toya? Very frustrating.
Toya is saying that Mariah was dirty. Is Toya high? Toys is ignorant about Hitler, ignorant about her role in the fight, and ignorant to think that we are buying her crap. She is a liar and the truth will come out in the end. Why is Jackie, the woman who does not want the humiliation and embarrassment of the women to reflect on her, getting involved? This all feels scripted and not at all organic. Mariah was wrong, but she is getting it from everyone. Nobody got hurt, and the perpetuation of the bullshit is annoying.
Jackie is now meeting with Mariah. Sidebar: She has her orchid on the inside corner of her desk, which is bugging me to no end. Why is it there? Move it to the other corner! Jackie is scolding, Mariah is crying, and I am not digging Jackie right now, which is weird because I love her. My heart is broken for Mariah, even though she threw the first punch. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out. I may change my mind, but I think Mariah was justified, Toya is a loser, and I am keeping it real.
April 21, 2013 | 6:54 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
Atlanta was not particularly interesting or entertaining this season. It had its moments of course, but overall without NeNe’s fabulousness, and Kenya’s craziness, these women don’t really have anything to offer. I watched, and I blogged, so it all led up to this: if they cannot entertain me in three hours of reunion time, I will kiss all their donkey and stallion asses goodbye.
NeNe looks fabulous, Cynthia looks inflated, literally, and we are off. Kandi says she does not want to say the date of her wedding so nobody steals it. Translation: She hopes to sell it to Bravo so she can make money. She is suing Kim Zolciak for Tardy to the Party, but she should be hiding her head in shame that she was a part of it, not asking for more money. Kandi not trustworthy and all about he money.
Phaedra says her horrific cover up was custom made. For real? Was the designer blind? Phaedra says the body should be celebrated, but mentions nothing of torturing it. Her poor little boobies are always being pushed into unnatural positions. She needs to let those babies breathe and if she is so desperate to make them look bigger, just make them bigger.
Sidebar: Not all white people think that all black people look the same. Additionally, there is nobody on the planet that looks like Beyonce. Phaedra is a hater and the bottom line is that she is jealous her husband hit on Kenya. For real. I think it is crappy that only NeNe and Cynthia got in touch with Kenya after her cancer scare. An email would have been nice.
Porsha is so dumb. Bless her. Important to note that it speaks volumes NeNe and Kenya got the coveted spots next to Andy. Kandi and NeNe are going back and forth and it is a waste of time. Kandi is jealous of NeNe. End of discussion. NeNe is being called out for tweets about the ladies and I say carry on NeNe. She keeps it real and they can’t take it.
NeNe mentions cutting to the white meat again and I just don’t get it. White meat is the easiest meet to get to so that cut is not deep. Shouldn’t it be cut me to the dark meat? Now that would hurt. We are back on the Miss USA/Miss America debate. Who cares? Maturity may not always come with age Porsha, but stupid is just stupid no matter how old you are.
They are talking about Porsha getting mistreated by Kordell, and with her current situation it is sad. Poor girl. She got blindsided by her douche of a husband. They are now talking about Kenya’s party. Lots of recapping but we’ve already seen it. They are onto Cynthia and she is too boring for me to even listen. She is hanging onto NeNe for dear life.
Porsha calls out Kenya for not knowing the history of her pageant. Porsha did her homework. I wonder if someone told her or she read it. Can she read? We move onto Kenya, Phaedra, and the workout videos. Phaedra is not the first person to make a work out video. I think Phaedra is a jealous and vindictive bitch who operates from a place of hate and jealousy.
They are fighting about who has the better and more popular video. I will buy mine at the 99 cent store in a coupe of weeks and let you know which one was better. Time to move on from this Andy. Is anyone else totally distracted by Cynthia’s boobs and Kandi’s eyelashes? We see Kenya’s music video and I am done. How is it that we two more hours to go?
Kenya is pulling the mental health card and I’m with her on this one. I think Kenya and NeNe come out the winners on part one as we move onto part two. Just as it ends Kenya says she will knock out Phaedra’s teeth, pregnant or not. Back in the gutter we go. Don’t come for me unless I send for you. Amen. We start week two with Phaedra appearing to be constipated.
Everyone is talking over each other, even Andy. All these women are wearing an insane amount of makeup. NeNe talks about Gregg and their getting back together. I love her, he has won me back too, and I wish them well. I will be watching her wedding special and cannot wait. Marlo being a bridesmaid is icing on the wedding cake. I seriously love me some Marlo.
They are going on and on about NeNe flirting with Peter. Seriously? They are grabbing at straws. Cynthia and NeNe are friends, Peter and NeNe are friends, there was nothing there and it is a witch hunt to try to make NeNe look bad. Not happening. This entire conversation is stupid. Phaedra calls Kenya an obsessed fan and tells her to shut up. I’m tired.
It is time to recap Phaedra’s season. She bored the hell out of me all season so I'll skip over it. Phaedra is a poser and a liar. Both personally and professionally. That’s how lawyers roll. NeNe is calling out Phaedra for getting involved with her family and causing problems. Phaedra is a snake and was out to hurt NeNe. Karma is on the look out for Phaedra.
Nene does not understand why Phaedra would want to hurt her in such a deep way, and Phaedra refuses to own up to any of it. Everyone is making their best constipated face and it is hilarious. Phaedra tried to destroy Phaedra, was caught, and will not make amends. It was during season one and that NeNe kept is quiet speaks volumes about how classy she is.
Again, Phaedra is a bitch and her apology is ridiculous. NeNe should have told Phaedra to go to hell, but since she didn’t, hey Phaedra, go to hell. We are now joined by Kim, who is wearing a hideous dress and her real hair. I think it is great she came and that everyone appears to be so uncomfortable, is television gold. Time to recap her housewife departure.
Is anyone interested in why Kim left? Do we need to hash this out again? She didn’t go on the trip, she left, she has her own show, and that is it. She is wearing green, but the other ladies are green with envy and are outshining hr greenness. NeNe and Kim were close and their friendship ending is the sad thing here. I think they will make up so good for them.
Andy is defending the other women being upset, which is lame. Kim does not feel the need to defend herself and I say good for her. These women are behaving like teenage girls. It is embarrassing. The bottom line is that when it comes to the real housewives of Atlanta, Kim is just not that into you. Stop whining and move on bitches. We’re all bored.
They are talking about the name Cash and how Kandi wanted it. Blah, blah, blah. Kandi is bitter and angry and much to my surprise, I find myself on Team Kim. I must be drunk. Kim is done and says goodbye revealing she wishes she had communicated with the ladies better. NeNe is not sure she will be friends with Kim again, and Kim is melancholy about it.
Kim and NeNe hug it out and it made me cry a little. Again, the wine. Kim leaves without saying goodbye to anyone but Andy and NeNe. Good for her. With that, we are onto part three. Andy is disappointed the girls did not go after Kim. Funny. NeNe reads a text Kim send when she left, and her response. It was lovely, they are lovely, and they will reconnect.
They start off by recapping the season for Kandi. I could care less about her and don’t think anything about her storyline is interesting. Not even the sex toys. The witch doctor in South Africa however, is fascinating. I love that he called it and would like to go see him myself. Kandi is dumping on NeNe for dumping on her ring, which I don’t think she did.
People of God are offended that Kandi believes in God, yet makes sex toys and lives with her boyfriend. Dear Lord. Move on people. They are now reviewing Kenya’s relationship with Walter. I didn’t get Walter and certainly did not get Walter and Kenya. I am of the belief that Walter is a douchelord and a fame whore, so I feel bad for Kenya.
Why does everyone care about Walter so much? He is a pig and she is a cast mate. Not a lot of loyalty happening in the ATL. Today’s lesson: flirting does not a whore make. Amen Kenya. Kenya says she questioned Walter’s sexuality, but did not call him gay. Does it matter? They did not have sex, they did not work out, and it is over. Can we end this now?
Kenya wants us to know she dated Walter for two years without sleeping with him. Not buying it. Kenya calls out Phaedra for saying you can’t turn a whore into a housewife in terms of Kenya. Kenya then calls out Phaedra for banging Apollo right after he got out of prison and got pregnant out of wedlock. We are finally getting some entertainment.
Phaedra is really horrible and Kenya is really fabulous. She is fighting back tears. Wait for it, fight lost and Kenya is now crying. She is happy and in a good place, but won’t talk about who or what it is. Andy asks if it is Big Poppa, which is perfection. It is time for the husbands to join in and for Porsha to lie her ass off. It is about to get good people.
Kordell is a no show to the reunion. Translation: he is filling out his divorce papers. Gregg looks good but I liked his graying hair better. Todd reminds me of Kanye West. Peter is a fame whore. Apollo is a whore whore. They are talking to Todd and I’m checked out. He is as boring as Kandi. What do they talk about to each other? I’m done with Kandi.
Peter says that Kenya and Walter were never in a relationship together. Peter is shady to me and I don’t like him. Everyone is defending Walter, which is weird to me. Everyone is trying to trip up Kenya and the attacks make no sense. Why is nobody on her side? The men are clearly uncomfortable with anyone close to them calling the gay card.
Peter is trashing Kenya and she sings right over him. Shut up Peter. Sing it Kenya! Apollo says he is not fond of Kenya and she responds by telling him to stop texting her. Apollo says Kenya was hitting on him nonstop and Kenya is not having it. Phaedra calls her a whore. Peter sticks his nose in their business, and they have all gotten real trashy, real fast.
Porsha is up next and we are reminded exactly how stupid she is. She is talking about how great she and her husband are doing, meanwhile he has filed for advice. My heart is breaking for her and it is a shame that after her husband humiliated her, Bravo decided to crap on her too. She is crying and I am so sad for her. This is very unfortunate. Bless her.
She is giving the greatest speech in the history of the Atlanta housewives. I am loving this girl right now. She joined the show to learn and grow from these women and they broke her down. Oh. My. God. I am standing up and applauding this young woman. I love her, I am seeing her differently, and I want her to find happiness with a real man, not a douche.
Cynthia does not get it and is now surpassed Porsha as the dumbest housewife in Atlanta. Peter calls out Kordelll for not coming and then Porsha sings. She is not brilliant, but she can certainly sing. Bless her. I’m not sure I can stomach another season. NeNe ends the show by saying Andy needs to replace one of them. Count on NeNe to keep it real.
April 17, 2013 | 7:17 am
Posted by Ilana Angel
I have not blogged this show for a couple of weeks. I’ve been watching, but I get caught up in it and then don’t feel like writing. Plus, they are not always interesting and stretch storylines. I’m behind and apologize for those who have been waiting for me to get my act together. I have two episodes to get through so we will move quickly because things have gone down.
Love and Karen are talking about Ramona and her wedding. Who cares? Karen is having a “Pre-Nup Party”, but it has nothing to do with Ramona. Really? These women are fabulous and when their stories are so obviously scripted I get bored. Karen is jealous, Love is bitter, and Ramona could not care any less about what they all think about her. I’m bored.
Drita is opening her shop and hiring her staff. I am happy for her but if this is a set up for a show about her store I’ll pass. She is cute when she shares with the applicants that Lee is a criminal, and reactions are awesome. We are now with Ramona as she talks about her wedding. I don’t get why she wants this marriage so bad, but bless her and her kids.
Ang is with Carla bashing on Love. She likes to sound tough but I’m not buying it. Impossible to know who is telling the truth, Love or Carla, but there is something odd about Carla, and something fabulous about Love, so pick a side and stick to it because these girls will cut a bitch. So much drama with these people that it is exhausting to keep up.
Carla gets served with divorce papers. Sad because I think she still loves Joe and wants him back. Ramona is with Renee looking at shoes. Important to note that not all reality stars can sing, and not all reality stars can design shoes. Just saying. Bless them all for milking their 15 minutes for all it is worth, but at some point you simply become a whore for money.
These women are real. How they dress and look is refreshing. Drita’s store is open and it is cute. She is happy and I hope she does well. I bought one of her lipsticks online and it is great, so good for her. Renee and Ang are talking about their kids and that is when I like them most. Real mothers, and we see them clearly when talking about their kids.
Time for Karen’s pre-nup party. Really? This is stupid. Nobody is getting married but Ramona, and this is a passive aggressive way for Karen to embarrass Ramona. These people don’t do pre-nups. It’s a cash lifestyle and to have this scripted crap is a waste of my time. Nobody wants to be there and the tension is dumb. They could fight without this party.
Love is fired up and the party is a bust. The girl who is giving the talk is mortified, but she should have known better. This was a lame idea and Karen looks like a loser. Carla does not go to the party. She meets a friend for a drink and all she has to talk about is the other women. She is talking smack about Love and this not going to end well. I’m bored again.
Love takes Ramona off for a chat. They are speaking nicely and no problems, then Karen comes over and makes it all about the drama. Karen says she supports Ramona’s marriage, but she doesn’t and needs to own it already and stop dancing around. Yelling has begun and a fight is brewing, all because of Karen, not Love. Love gets set up at every turn. Not good.
Ramona’s friend is sticking her nose where it does not belong and Love goes off on her. She restrains herself and walks away without a punch, but it was close. As for the friend, if you know you are going to be on television, can’t you touch up your roots? Get to a salon Sweetie. Not a good look for you. The party that never should have been is finally over.
Drita, Renee, and Karen are meeting for a drink and gossiping again. Lot’s of talking about each other on this show, but not a lot of talking to the person you have an issue with. Renee is with her son AJ and he tells her he is moving out. She cries, I cry, and it is heartbreaking. I cannot wrap my head around my son leaving me and so this was hard. I love Renee.
Drita is having an 80’s themed birthday and we are watching more gossip. This show is all about gossip and not enough action. I thought I didn’t blog because I was busy, but the truth is there is nothing to say. It’s just a bunch of cackling hens talking, talking, talking, and talking. Carla and Joe are talking about Love. Wrap it up already. I’m bored again.
Carla needs to talk to Joe about Love to get a scene? I’m not even paying attention anymore. Drita is talking to Lee and I think they are cute. Hope that works out. I could never lead the life these women do with the men in their lives. It is hard. Ramona is trying on wedding dresses and she looks lovely. The dress is important since it’s all he’ll see her in.
It’s party time and everyone is dressed up and ready to rumble. Renee has set aside her hate of Carla for Drita, but Love can’t quite do it. Ang and Drita go out for a cigarette and Karen takes Love over for a chat with Carla. Really? Karen is a shit disturber. Karen tries to get a conversation going and before we know what is happening, Love is attacking Carla.
I’m not buying this at all. The editing sucks because it goes from talking to punching with no instigation. We are missing a big piece of this picture. Love was set up in my opinion and Karen and Bravo are to blame. Karen for being an idiot and Bravo for editing the scene in a way that makes Love look she attacked for no reason. Hair, nails, arms, and blood is flying.
Security steps in, Carla is bleeding, and Love is out. Watching chicks fight is upsetting. Renee goes to Carla’s aid and good for her. Renee is a good broad and I am proud of her. Karen is making it all about saving her ass, but let’s get real, Karen is to blame for this one. Carla had the crap kicked out of her and she is not crying? Again, we can blame Bravo’s editing.
Love leaves and Karen goes to talk to her, which pisses me off. Karen caused the problem and now has an opinion? Drita’s party is ruined and everyone is mad at Love, which is warranted, but why is nobody mad at Karen for using Drita’s party as a way to cause drama and make it about her? I like Love, think she got screwed, and needs to rethink her friendships.
I feel bad for Carla. She gets hated on by bloggers, and gets hated on by her cast mates. The problem with Carla is that there is nothing sweet about her. All the women have an authentic and lovely side, but we have yet to see it with Carla. I’m not digging any of it. There is an insane amount of security guards around, but nobody goes after Love after she attacked?
It was a set up. A set up for Love, a set up for Carla, and a set up for Renee and Carla to talk because it’s hard to have a show when everyone hates each other. I think these are fascinating women but the show needs to get back to what it was and I’m not sure it can when the women aren’t close like they were. Fame ruins people and ends their ability to keep it real.
April 15, 2013 | 4:41 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
Married to Medicine is my favorite reality show. These women are fabulous and entertaining. Not always appealing as people, but still good television. This week however, Toya Harris crossed a line that requires me to forgive her ignorance, but I just can’t. I think she owes me an apology. By me of course I mean everyone on the planet. Toya Harris is moron.
In her Bravo blog, Ms Harris wrote: “Wanting people around you to stroke your ego is your and Hitler's version of friendship!” I’m not sure what she meant by that, so let’s see if we can figure it out. Perhaps if I understood her thought process, I wouldn’t be offended by her statement. If I’m wrong about her, I will say so, so let’s see who owes an apology here.
Toya, when you referenced Mariah being a friend like Hitler, did you mean she was going to strip you down and march you into a gas chamber? Was she going to take your children from you and burn them? Was she going to have medical experiments done on you to see if black people are just like Germans? Was she going to make you wear a black star everywhere?
Am I not getting the point? Did I miss the joke? How is it possible that a black woman could be so callous about Hitler? African Americans have a dark history of being persecuted in this country, yet you made a joke about the dark and painful history of Jews. What were you thinking? There is no excuse for your comment, and you need to remove it from your blog.
Now, if you honestly don’t understand why it is offensive, then don’t take it down, but I refuse to believe you are that stupid. We all make mistakes and I will forgive you because you were under stress, and felt the need to defend yourself because of the episode. The longer you leave it up there however, without apologizing, the less likely forgiveness will come.
Hitler is not funny, not a joke, and not an appropriate reference when comparing your privileged life and friendships. I am respectfully asking you to remove the statement from your blog, and apologize, as your cast mates have. Respect yourself, the history of black Americans, and the 6 million Jews who died. That is required if you want to keep it real.
UPDATE: Toya Harris wrote me on Twitter to say: "I don't respond to negative insults. The comment was not meant to disrespect the Jewish heritage & I believe u know this." She then went on to say: "I'll pray for you and you do the same for me. Your insults are just rude & for attention." Let's talk about these tweets shall we?
First of all the Holocaust is not part of my Jewish "heritage".
1. Property that is or can be inherited; an inheritance.
2. Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.
3. The status acquired by a person through birth; a birthright
The ignorance of this woman is staggering. As for my being rude and seeking attention, well, you can't really argue with stupid, so I will let that one go. I will point out however, that all insults are negative so I'm not sure why she needed to let me now my insults were negative. Bless her that she manages to survive with that brain.
Toya Harris refuses to apologize for her statmeent, and has the nerve to imply that I am wrong for attacking her when I knew she meant nothing by it. I wonder how she would feel if I made a comment about slavery, or lynching. African Americans and Jews have a shared dark history of hate and that a black woman would make a callous Hilter comment is just sad. I will pray for her children as they are being raised with ignorance and hate.
April 14, 2013 | 7:35 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
It has been a long time since I was excited about a reality television show. I watch most of them because I am addicted, not because I really love the show. Real Housewives of New Jersey is fantastic and I am counting down to their return, but let me tell you, Married to Medicine is my new favorite. I love this show, love these women, and waited all week for them.
Mariah is visiting with Toya and lets us know they’re friends because their husbands work together, more than a real affinity for each other. Mariah brings Toya a christening gown for her son’s baptism. Toya lets Mariah know her son Avery will wear a suit, not a white gown. Even me, the super Jew, knows a white gown is standard baptism wear. Toya is weird to me.
I don’t get her, and while I think she is beautiful, she is also setting herself up for reality television divorce court. Over to Dr. Jackie, she is with a patient. Interesting that her patients would allow their procedures to be filmed for television, but whatever. To each their own. We learn Jackie’s parents were both teachers and she is a Type A personality. Duh.
Dr. Jackie is all about fitness and probably hates fat people. Dr. Simone comes to the gym to visit. I love me some Dr. Simone. I want to be friends with her. We can have drinks while she gives me a pap smear. Win, win. Simone lets us know Jackie is anti-social because work takes precedence. That does not sound like a fun life to me, but it clearly works for her.
Toya and Simone are out for a cigar. Fabulous. Toya is a poser. She is bitching to Simone about Quad. These girls are not kind to Miss. Quad. Granted Quad is a loose cannon, but how can you not love her? She is all kinds of good crazy. They are now gossiping about Mariah. Toya is talking a lot of garbage about Mariah and she is stirring up crap. Not cool.
Quad is a dog person. By dog person of course I mean she thinks of them as her kids. I don’t get dog people. (Said the woman who loves her cat as if she gave birth to her herself.) Quad is all about dressing up her dogs, which is adorable. The dogs don’t look like they think it is adorable and I actually think they looked embarrassed. All kinds of crazy with this one.
Kari is getting ready for the party she and Mariah are throwing at her home. Kari wants us to know she did it all without an event planner. It’s a party not brain surgery, but bless her for being proud of her work. The house looks fabulous and it will be a lovely party. Sidebar: Atlanta looks gorgeous in the fall. The colors are magnificent and the ATL looks beautiful.
Mariah is with her sister, Lake, picking out her outfit for the party. Lake tells Mariah she is not into it because Mariah’s friends are insane. She tells Mariah that she heard Toya talking crap about her kids. Turns out Mariah’s daughter has a different father than her husband. He adopted Lauren and is her father, so she is pissed off by Toya opening her mouth.
Mariah shared something private with Toya and is angry Toya broke their confidence and put potential hurt on her baby. Lake tells Mariah that her mother was also there, and Momma is out for blood. Toya’s blood. Mariah now does not want to go to her own party because Toya will be there. I called it on Toya. She is a gutter pig and hell is going to break loose.
Kari is pissed off she has done everything without Mariah’s help. The cake has been delivered, but it is the wrong cake. Oh dear. Everyone is arriving and looks fabulous. Important to note that when the Real Housewives of Atlanta dress up for an event they look like Vegas hookers, but this group looks beautiful. Bravo to this lot of women for looking so lovely.
Duncan and Simone are talking medicine and we are reminded these are real people. Love it. Mariah’s guest are pissed off she is not at her own party. Turns out Mariah is two hours late. It’s going down people. Mariah is oblivious to how rude her arrival time is. Quad is with her and tensions are high. Kari is pissed off and rightfully so. Mariah is out of control.
Everyone is talking about how late Mariah is and Quad is sticking by Mariah. Mariah’s mom is not impressed with how the house looks. I am actually nervous watching. So good! Toya tells Mariah’s mom to stop hating and Momma is ready to go after Toya. Cut to a couple of dancers, which made no sense to me. It was lame, and they were not at all entertaining.
Kari asks Toya why Mariah is being so mean to her. Not sure why Kari asked Toya. Toya is talking smack about Momma and asking why they are focused on comparing homes. Really? This from the woman who is moving so she can impress people with her house? Toya is a bitch. For real. People are leaving and Mariah is mad. They have been there for hours Sweetie!
Mariah insists she was late because she was lost, but nobody is buying it. Toya goes up to Mariah and asks her why her Momma chewed her out. Dear Lord. Toya is not only a bitch, but an idiot. Toya calls Mariah, ghetto and the fight is on. They are going at it like they are in a ring. Quad is panicked for Mariah and Momma is hoping her daughter gets in an upper cut.
Kari is mortified, the husbands are stunned, the guests are shocked, and Mariah still does not think she is to blame for anything. My, my, my. Remember when a couple of weeks ago I said this group of women were the classy version of the housewives? I was kidding. These women have jumped into the gutter. Kari wants Mariah kicked out but she’s not leaving.
Important to note that while the fight was wrong for a million reasons, and Mariah's mom didn't help matters, Toya messed with the well being of a child and she should be ashamed of herself. There are lines that must never be crossed and she not only crossed them, but went back and forth over them. Mariah was wrong to throw the first punch, but I understand why she did.
The party ends with people practically running out. Duncan is certain Mariah will get served with divorce papers in the morning, and Kari does the obligatory fake cry. This show is good. By good of course I mean reality television gold. Next week we will see the fall out of the party and I can’t wait. These chicks are crazy, but they are keeping it real.
April 8, 2013 | 8:26 am
Posted by Ilana Angel
These women are insane. By insane of course I mean great television. We are in week three of the most perfect reality train wreck and the women are staring to unravel. They are going to seriously start humiliating themselves and I am sitting in front of the television like a dog at the dining room table waiting for a bone. It is coming and it is going to be fabulous.
We are starting off with Mariah and Kari going to select wine for their joint birthday party for their husbands. Such crap. They know what wine they like and so this is a scripted meeting to talk about the fact that Kari uninvited Quad to the party. Kari is pretentious, Mariah is waiting to attack, and their hug was fake. Kari wants us to know she is a wine expert.
She reminds us she is European, because apparently Europeans know their wine. Kari is hilarious and fancies herself to be fancier than she is. Mariah is rolling with it, waiting for the big confession. Kari makes an unfortunate joke about yeast infections, Mariah is not having it, and Kari’s lips and unbrushed hair are distracting. Here we go with the crazy.
Kari tells Mariah she is unwilling to have Quad in her home. Mariah says that Kari deserved what Quad said to her because she was rude first. Kari is blowing smoke up Mariah’s ass by trying to be calm and ladylike, but Mariah is smarter than her and it is going down. Mariah says they should cancel the party if Kari does not want her friends in her house.
Mariah wants the party cancelled and her deposit check back. Kari jumps right on the train and agrees the party should be cancelled. Just as it gets good, they jump to Dr. Jackie. She is throwing a luncheon for her patients who have survived breast cancer. I love Dr. Jackie and think she is fabulous. The scene about her gift bags however, was a waste of time.
Kari has now whipped out her checkbook and is going to pay off Mariah to “shut her up”. Kari calls Mariah low class and I am dying. Kari looks like a bitter and ridiculous bitch, while Mariah looks like a lady. Mariah is a grown up and Kari is a mean teenage girl. Mariah reins Kari in and saves the party, but Kari thinks it was her that salvaged the situation. Poor Kari.
Mariah comes out the winner here. She is a class act. She calls herself the Queen Bee, which I think she is, but sadly she is dealing with worker bees that don’t really want to work and may be somewhat mentally challenged. The party is on and Kari and Mariah are going to have lunch with Quad to re-invite her and make sure they are all okay so it can be calm.
Toya is on a mission to move on up in Atlanta society. She wants a bigger house and she wants us to all know she is in charge of her family. She is setting herself up for a huge fall. Her attitude about money, her husband’s role, and her own, spell reality television divorce. They are funny and cute together, but she needs to dial back the desperation a bit.
We are off to meet Dr. Jackie’s husband and her stepdaughter Kirsten. Her husband calls her a stepmother, but Jackie wants to be referred to as the other mother. Just like that, I am over Dr. Jackie. I am my son’s only mother and his stepmother, while helping to raise my child and an important part of his life, is not his other mother. She has lost her mind.
These LeAnn Rimes freaks needs to check themselves. You are not her mother Jackie. For real. She says she is her mother in one breath, then says they have come a long way and it has been difficult on occasion. She is not her mother, she is her stepparent, and I am finding it hard to like her. My own baggage of course, but still, she has pissed me off.
Kari is telling Duncan about her meeting with Mariah. Kari tells him it was dark and ugly, but fails to mention it was her that made it dark and ugly. Kari is a troublemaker, but that is why she is on the show. Over to Quad, she is with her two little dogs, her kids, and agrees support Dr. Jackie’s cancer event, and meet with Kari to smooth things over.
Dr. Simone is with her sister Carmen and they are cute together. They are funny, silly, and close. This is filler through and while it was a nice way to introduce Carmen, the editing between heavy and light is not smooth. I want to enjoy this stuff, but I’m all wound up from the other stuff, so the transition is hard. They need to edit the madness better.
Toya is with the architect for her new house and I am telling you, these scenes are going to be shown in her divorce proceedings. Toya needs to relax and keep some of her money spending madness to herself. I like Toya, and I love how ballsy and secure she is, but no good can come of this. This is reality television Toya so be careful Honey. You are crazy.
Dr. Simone is at Dr. Jackie’s event. She is the only other cast member there. We learn that Dr. Jackie has battled breast cancer twice. Jackie and Simone are perfect together and they could have carried this show on their own. Jackie is brave and courageous and I am glad she is okay. I’m still pissed about the mother comment, but I love her.
Dr. Jackie is walking in a cancer awareness walk and Quad and Mariah are hilarious. They come to support Jackie, who is somewhat offended by them coming in costumes and wanting to have fun. Quad and Mariah did not know Jackie had cancer. I get her seriousness, but she also needs to enjoy the blessings. She has a message, but there must also be joy.
Quad is inspired by Jackie, Mariah respects how Jackie has grown, and Simone is sitting on the street in a chair clapping. At the end of the day these women are all fabulous. They are more real than the Real Housewives and are giving us a new type of reality television star. I like them a lot. I won’t hold back my opinions when blogging, but I like them.
Kari, Mariah, and Quad are at lunch. Kari arrives with a cold hello and we see her inner transvestite. Mariah sets up the chat for healing, and Kari is clearly nervous. Quad is holding her own, staying calm, and sharing her truth. Kari knocks Quad’s husband’s job, again, and Quad is annoyed. Quad is the winner here. She may be crazy, but she is the winner.
Everyone apologizes to everyone and Kari invites Quad to the party. They make a joke about someone getting tossed in the pool at the party, and Kari mentions it will be Toya. Cut to the preview of next week and it appears Toya is going to get shoved in the pool by Mariah. These girls go from classy to trashy in the blink of an eye, which is totally keeping it real.
April 7, 2013 | 9:25 am
Posted by Ilana Angel
I think LeAnn Rimes is odd. By odd of course I mean I think she is unstable and in need of special care. She seems to have a lot of time on her hands, and a lot of people who are willing to do whatever she asks of them. I guess she is bored with no career to speak of to keep her busy. The woman is out of control and once again reading my blogs and having a go at my abilities as a writer and my faith.
LeAnn’s pathetic loser of a friend Darrell Brown took swipes at my faith last year, and this year it is her publicist who is judging my faith. I am not sure how it is that these non-Jews are qualified to speak of a faith they clearly have no knowledge of, but it is quite laughable. Who exactly are these people? How desperate are they for cash? How much do they get paid to speak on behalf of their cowardly friend?
LeAnn Rimes insists she does not read blogs about her, or watch the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but the more she insists the more she exposes herself as a pathological liar. She reads every single word I write about her and watches everything Brandi Glanville is in. It is fact, it is proven, and her saying it is not her, but people who care about her, is hilarious. People who care about her are paid to.
I write about LeAnn Rimes because she is interesting. By interesting of course I mean her desperate attempts to seem interesting are interesting. She is laughable and I find it fascinating that a woman who could singlehandedly turn it around and fix her troubled reputation, would rather use her time to dig the hole she is sinking into deeper. Her publicist is a moron and she would be well advised to cut him loose. Fast.
To LeAnn and her publicist, let me share a little something about Jewish people. Watching reality television does not make one a bad Jew. Writing about reality television for a Jewish newspaper, does not make one a bad Jew. Jews watch reality television, but the Jewish Journal is not for Jews only. Important to note that not only do Jews watch reality TV, we create it, write it, produce it, and star in it. That’s how Jews roll.
Jews are everywhere people. In fact, there will be a large group of Jews represented at the Academy of Country Music Awards tonight, but one particular country singer will not be there. Funny how that worked out. It cracks me up when people write my boss and question how he can allow me to taint his publication with my reality television blogs. Keeping it Real is not a blog about faith, or the bible. It is an entertainment blog.
I write two blogs at jewishjournal.com, am proudly the most popular blogger on the site, and it has nothing to do with my being Jewish. That said, I certainly write with a Jewish worldview, and my sense of humor has a Jewish spin, but my voice is my own. I do not write on behalf of all Jews. I speak for myself and am blessed to live in a country where I can, and work for a publication and Editor who allow my voice to be heard.
LeAnn Rimes has taken offense to my writing about her. I won’t reprint the letter from her publicist as it was not written to me, but I will tell you that I think he is an idiot. They are mad because I wrote a while back that I would not write about LeAnn anymore, which I did, but am now writing about her again, which I am, and that makes me a liar. Boo hoo, the bad Jewish lady is being mean so make her stop. She is a bad Jew!
Here’s the thing, I am one of a million people who write about LeAnn Rimes. She likes to have her minions attack people she does not like, and I am one in a long line of people she is angry with. She would be well served to work with me, instead of against me. She reads my blog, knows who I am, and rather than reach out to change my opinion, she behaves in a way that makes it impossible to not write about her. She is ridiculous.
Both my editor and myself have offered LeAnn an opportunity to speak with me and share her thoughts about my blog and me. I have offered to meet her in person, talk on camera, or on the phone, so it is all recorded and she cannot accuse me of spinning her words. I have offered to write about our meeting but she declined. She does not want to talk to me, yet she reads my blog daily and seems to really care about my opinion.
LeAnn Rimes offends me as a mother, woman, writer, and decent human being. That said, I don’t know her, but feel for her because she was raised in an unusual environment. At the end of the day she is someone’s child, and actually still a child herself. I suggest to her that she put on her big girl panties and sit down with the mean old Jewish lady. I will come with an open mind and if I am wrong about her, I will say so.
She clearly cares about my opinion, and is hurt by what I write about her, so lets talk. I am not out to hurt the girl, I write what my truth is and if she thinks my perception is wrong, then fix it. Stop having your friends write to get me fired, or kicked out of Judaism. (LMAO) Time to grow up and change your image, so why not start with the Jews? We are the chosen people after all. LeAnn has an open invitation to keep it real.