It’s that time of year again! The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are back and, it appears, better than ever! This season seems to be promising with lots of glamour, rumors of many rifts between the cast, changing alliances and the questioning of how sick Yolanda is. Unfortunately, we’re starting off this season with Yolanda and David announcing that they are divorcing.
Before I recap the episode, let’s start with their taglines.
I’ll admit, I like Lisa Rinna but after her dark tweets about Kim Richards last season, I’m very weary of her. Her tagline is superb but I feel like there’s a word missing from it… “shit.” I guess it’s pretty obvious where that word goes.
Not the most original but I don’t hate it.
First of all, she’s drop dead gorgeous. Second of all, nice tagline.
This is one of my two favorites of the taglines. Guess who’s the other. PS: Eileen is slaying in this dress! YAAAASSSS!!!!!
Yolanda looks beautiful, as usual. I guess her tagline is pretty indicative of what’s in store for her and us in the upcoming season.
And finally, the Queen. Lisa Vanderpump does it again! Another iconic tagline. She slays in her dress and she slays with her wit. YAAAASSSS!!!!
We start off with Pinky. She’s been asked to throw the first pitch at the dodgers game due to her support of the LGBT community. She and Rocio are waiting to see the trainer that will teach her how to throw the ball. It’s AJ Ellis. He’s a total hunk.
They’re in Lisa’s back yard, practicing. Ken tells Lisa to imagine that it’s Brandi that she’s throwing it to. Lisa says that she hasn’t seen or heard from Brandi since the reunion (because she’s been fired) and basically Brandi isn’t a part of her world anymore. Hallelujah!
Personally, I’m glad that Brandi’s gone. With that being said, let’s not give her anymore attention than she deserves, shall we?
Next up is Rin Tin Tin. She’s doing a special on Oprah’s Where Are They Now? She says that this is good because that means she had to be somewhere before. She doesn’t know where she is though. Kyle says she’s in an Amsterdam jail, LVP says she’s in a hot mess (true), Eileen says she’s hustling and Yolanda doesn’t know where Rinna is.
One thing’s for sure though, she’s like a cockroach so she’s not going anywhere. Rinna says that being on Days Of Our Lives was the longest she’s ever worked and she hasn’t had a long stable acting job (meaning a tv show) after that. So the fact that Eileen has been acting on soaps for over 30 years is, as Lisa puts it, rare. Speaking of Eileen, it’s time to check in.
Hey, girl, hey! Eileen says people have been asking her when she’ll retire from acting but I think she still has many years of her career ahead of her. Being on soaps, the storylines are always evolving and changing which keeps things fresh.
Her storyline this time is complicated business stuff and a love triangle involving her character, her character’s daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend. Yes, my mom loves Eileen.
Back to Rinna, she’s doing the interview with the producers from Oprah’s Where Are They Now? That’s about it. There wasn’t anything noteworthy from it… in my opinion.
Next up is Kyle. She’s at her store and apparently buying a pair of sunglasses worth $75,000. Wow. That kind of makes Dana look cheap. <Did you know? $25,000> Classic.
Pinky Vanderpump calls to confirm lunch with Kyle. Since they’re so close, Kyle walks on over. Kyle asks Pinky if she’s heard from Yolanda and Pinky says barely. She’s sent her texts but it seems Yolanda hasn’t responded. It could either be A. Because they don’t like each other, B. Because Yolanda is too sick and busy or C. All of the above. I’d go with C.
Pinky then asks Kyle how things are with her and Kyle says that she’s inked a deal with Warner Bros. to do a scripted show about her life growing up in the 70’s. Kyle is excited about it but she says both of her sisters haven’t wished her well or congratulated her on it. They’re worried about how they’ll be portrayed in the show basically.
Kyle feels that being the youngest out of 3 sisters, she still gets treated as the baby and sometimes the older ones might not think she’s capable of making her own decisions. But she’s a grown woman with 4 kids and she will make her own decisions. Okay, girl. Two snaps for you.
Time to check in with Yolanda. She’s living in David’s condo in Beverly Hills while she undergoes more treatments for her Lyme Disease. She looks defeated.
Her friend, Angie Simpson, pays her a visit. Sidenote: Angie was supposed to be a housewife this season but she had to stop filming because she couldn’t get a working visa. Hopefully she can get that resolved and try again next season. She seems lovely. #HelpHerWithHerVisaThing as @RHousewives101 said. Let’s get this trending.
Yolanda says that since her Lymes Disease diagnosis she’s felt totally useless, weak and hasn’t been able to drive her car for 3 years. Now, I don’t doubt Yolanda is sick, and sometimes I wonder if she’s exaggerating because of statements like this. I won’t be bashing her but I will point out some inconsistencies. I have to keep it real. So Yolanda says she hasn’t driven a car in 3 years but just last season we saw her driving from Malibu to Beverly Hills for the scavenger hunt. I wish she wouldn’t exaggerate because just one inconsistency can give everyone reason to doubt you.
She also says that if it weren’t for her kids she would have thrown herself off the balcony a long time ago. When she said that, my heart dropped. That’s truly heartbreaking.
Lisa Rinna calls her to invite her to her birthday dinner but Yolanda isn’t sure that she’s up to it, especially since David will be in Seattle. She says David has always been busy and travelling since the day they met and that shouldn’t change because she’s sick. I think it should have changed at least a little bit. That’s his wife.
It’s time for Pinky to throw the first pitch. She’s nervous and I would be too. The amount of people she’s performing in front of? A lot. Of course, Ken and Pandora are there to support her.
She throws the ball and it’s not as bad as she thought. “It could’ve been a fucking disaster, let’s be honest,” she says.
Back to Rinna. She’s taking her daughters shopping. She’s talking about how important it is to keep your kids humble and how hard it is to want to buy them everything they want but to also teach them the value of things. Her daughters are beautiful.
Eileen is doing some redecorating in her home. She doesn’t want to credit Brandi’s comments as her reasons for change but it did help her look at her house through another pair of eyes. “Hey, thanks… bitch,” Eileen says to Brandi. I love this woman.
Lisa Rinna calls her to offer her condolences about her father-in-law’s passing and to invite her to her birthday dinner. By the way Eileen is talking about him, it’s evident that they were pretty close. That was a nice tribute to him.
It’s time for Rinna’s birthday dinner. She picks up Kyle and they’re the first to arrive to the restaurant. Yolanda and Angie are the next to arrive. Kyle points out that Yolanda isn’t wearing any makeup and it’s shocking because she hasn’t seen Yolanda out in Beverly Hills without makeup.
Pinky Vanderpump and Ken arrive next. Ken tells Yolanda that she looks good but says in his confessional that she looks terrible. I’ll admit, when I first saw this I didn’t think it was nice. But after watching it again, I realized that when he said she looked terrible, he meant ill, and not trying to be mean about it. At least, that’s my interpretation of it.
Pinky is also pointing out that Yolanda isn’t wearing makeup and that she’s clearly not well.
Yolanda suddenly feels tired and feels that she has to go so she leaves. On the way home she says she feels happy that she went. I’m happy she went too but wasn’t really feeling some of the reactions her attendance created.
Harry Hamlin finally arrives and gives Rinna a beautiful pair of earrings. To say thank you she admits that he’s number 16 on her speed dial. #FixItGirr.
Mauricio comes home and Kyle talks to him about Kim. She says a part of her wants to reach out and the other part wants to show her tough love. I’ll be honest, I haven’t always been a fan of Kyle’s, but I really enjoyed her last season. With that being said, I don’t want her to keep using Kim as a storyline on the show. But then again, the show is about what’s happening in their lives and Kim is indeed a big part of Kyle’s life, so I don’t know. I still don’t like it, but I get it.
Kyle says she doesn’t know if their relationship will ever change for the better even if Kim does change for the better. I know it’s not my family, but here’s my input: I think they both need to accept the fact that they both have a ton of resentment towards each other and it probably will never go away. They are sisters but their relationship is toxic. For the sake of the children, I think they should take Pinky’s advice and kind of detach themselves emotionally from one another. I’m not saying they should detach completely, but just enough so that they can’t hurt each other anymore.
I think they should keep their relationship more lighthearted and if they feel like somebody is saying or doing something that is going to piss them off, then detach. It sounds like sweeping things under the rug but it’s not and it’s either that or years of family therapy which none of them seem to be willing to do.
Important to note that it seems that Kyle and Kim are in a much better place now. That makes me happy. I wish them a world of luck with that. On the road to recovery!
So that’s my recap of the first episode. Sorry I took so long to write it. What did you guys think of the episode? Did you absolutely love it or were you disappointed?
Let me know in the comments section or tweet me @SalvaCam21. Byyyyyyyyyyyyyee!
Have you guys heard of the YuLin Dog Meat Festival? If you haven’t, allow me to inform you. It’s a heinous act practiced in China once a year. Approximately 10,000 dogs are taken from their loving homes or picked up from the streets so that they can be tortured (beaten, skinned and boiled alive) and eaten.
This so-called “festival” has often been confused with being an ancient Chinese tradition when this is not the case. It dates back just to 2009 when it was launched in China’s southwest to celebrate the summer solstice.
What makes this heinous practice even more deplorable is the way these dogs are brought to the event. They are brought from as far as central and north China’s Henan and Shandong– over 1,000 miles away! Not only that, but they are brought in tiny wire cages (as seen above and below) where they are unable to extend their limbs and are deprived of food and water for days on the arduous trip.
By the time these dogs reach their destination, they are severely malnourished, dehydrated and underweight. Some of them are on the precipice of death, some are already dead from the injuries they received or from being poisoned. Due to the way they obtain these poor, defenseless dogs and lack of medical care, disease runs rampant.
There is hope, however. Before, it was illegal in China to keep dogs as pets, but the laws have since been changed and many households include dogs as part of the family. Because of this, many are speaking out against dog meat and shunning it, which is decreasing the number of dog slaughters throughout China. This year alone, 20% less dogs were killed at the Yulin Dog Meat Festival.
For more information on this barbaric “festival”, please visit the official Stop Yulin Forever website: http://www.stopyulinforever.org. It gives you an even more thorough idea of what the festival is about, the petition to end the festival, and more on the team leading the charge of this campaign. It’s also where you can sign up for the march.
If you’re in LA and you have a fur baby that you love with all your heart, take them with you to the Stop Yulin Forever March on Sunday, October 4th at 10:00am at MacArthur Park on World Animal Day.
Unfortunately, seeing as I live in Central America, I won’t be able to be there physically, but my two babies and I will be there in spirit!
It’s been a while since I’ve written any blogs and I have great news! …They’re coming back! I’m happy that my first blog coming back is to wish the queen of Beverly Hills, Lisa Vanderpump, a very happy birthday!
To show my love and appreciation for her, I’ll be listing some of the many qualities about her that make her so lovable.
- She’s a huge animal lover.
We all know that Lisa is not complete without her baby, Giggy, by her side. However, her love is not limited to just dogs. She’s a huge advocate for animal rights. She’s currently organizing a march on October 4th to spread awareness of the barbaric and heinous event known as the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. It’s an annual festival in China where dogs are kidnapped from loving homes, or picked up on the street and are tortured: boiled and skinned alive. If you want to know more about the festival and how you can help make a difference, please visit http://www.stopyulinforever.org. Sign the petition and spread the word.
2. She’s madly in love with her husband.
In a world where divorce is more common than the flu, Ken and Lisa are still crazy about each other after 32 years of marriage. This is truly a rare and precious thing in this day and age.
3. Once she’s your friend, there’s no other person you’ll find who is more loyal than her.
From the moment she graced our screens, it’s been evident that Lisa goes all out for her friends. She’s always there to provide a shoulder to cry on, she helps you with your problems, she’ll defend you and she treats you like family.
4. She has the greatest sense of humor.
Her sense of humor is incredibly dry and British. Not many understand her sense of humor, but if you really know her, then you know she means no harm in what she says. Her sense of humor has gotten her into trouble with her co-stars in the past, but hey, they’re no innocents.
5. She’s a straight shooter.
Lisa’s not afraid to say what’s on her mind, and even less afraid to tell you to your face. Some people don’t like her for it, and she may have even lost some friends because of it, but, it has gotten her the right friends in the end.
6. She’s fierce.
Whether she’s appearing in Lady Gaga’s music videos or whipping her staff at SUR into shape, Lisa is one fierce woman. And finally…
7. She’s simply Vanderfabulous.
Love her or hate her, at the end of the day, she’s living the life she built for herself. She is 100% self made. She left home at 18 years old with no money and has built an empire for herself. Say what you will, but this woman has it all and has worked her ass off for it.
Happy Birthday, Lisa. I hope your day is filled with love, joy, diamonds and rosé. Wishing you many more!
This is one of the cities of The Real Housewives franchise that I enjoy because it is not as intense as the others. The drama is arguably more lighthearted than the others. However, I do feel that eight housewives is too much. There’s not enough minutes in the hour to give all of these women a fair portrayal of who they are because, let’s be honest, Bethenny will get the most screen time given that it is now The Bethenny Show. Since, I haven’t blogged on the other episodes and we’re only at episode 6, I will give my brief opinions on each episode and the women.
I didn’t enjoy this episode so much, mostly because I think it was ridiculous that it was mostly about Bethenny crying about being homeless while she’s checking into luxury hotels. Also, she’s said that she’s relieved that her talk show got cancelled because it was too much pressure and she felt restrained. Really? Didn’t she say that it was always her dream to have her own talk show? Something in the buttermilk ain’t clean. With that being said, I have a pretty good idea as to why her show failed. She trashed her soon to be ex husband way too much on that show and she rarely gave her guests the opportunity to talk. She always overpowered them in the conversations and always reverted the conversations back to herself. Just saying… I thought Bethenny coming back would be good for the show but I feel like Bethenny is playing Bethenny on a show. Does that make sense? Granted, she’s always been this bitchy and cut throat, but this time around it feels more rehearsed. Am I the only one who feels this way?
It was only the second episode and Ramona and Bethenny had already clashed. Damn. It definitely feels like the old days…to an extent. I’ll just say that I can’t believe they were arguing over who’s coming to who’s brunch. Ugh. Rich people’s problems.
The battle of the brunches continued and I was over it. Is that the best these women have to offer in terms of drama? If so, spare me.
Kelly Bensimon makes an appearance in this episode and Bethenny is making a big deal out of it, though in many interviews she’s claimed to be at peace with Kelly. But I get it, she’s filming a show and on the show, they had a rivalry.
Bethenny throws herself a last minute birthday party and only invited some of the girls, Carole being one of them. Heather was also there. Kristen was upset that she wasn’t invited and I don’t understand why because she doesn’t know Bethenny and Bethenny has every right to invite who she wants to her birthday. Emphasis on HER BIRTHDAY. Later on Heather tries to explain to Bethenny why Kristen’s feeling was a little hurt. I love Heather for being a good friend to people. Bethenny basically shuts Heather down in the bitchiest way possible. Seriously, this chick is so rude. It’s a wonder how so many people like her so much.
Bethenny has lunch with Sonja to try and figure out what Sonja’s business is all about. At the end of the lunch Bethenny was left dumbfounded, much like the rest of us.
Then, Bethenny was invited to Sonja’s viewing or something like that and Bethenny was left even more dumbfounded. I feel bad for Sonja. She is sad to watch and she is clearly in a lot of pain. She does not belong on this show because she is not doing any favors for herself or for her daughter. She is not living in reality and should come back when she does.
The episode starts out with Kristen, Heather, Dorinda and Sonja fighting because they are supposed to go to Atlantic City and Sonja is running late and is not allowing the girls to come inside her house. Instead she tells them to wait outside in the cold while it is raining. Well that’s pretty damn rude. I get Sonja feels a certain way in regards to Heather, and that’s only because Heather has been saying the truth about Sonja, but you don’t treat people like that. Sonja needs to get out of her own way. Even Bethenny agrees that Sonja is not all the way together in the head.
An hour later the limo arrives. Bethenny arrives late and Heather is still pissed. Sonja gets in the car and immediately tells Heather that since they’re travelling together, they need to be talking to each other but all Heather wants is an apology while Sonja is trying to justify her behavior.
They continue to argue back and forth and, like Ramona…
They make a pit stop so that Bethenny can pee. Really? Do we really need to see her pee on camera again? Ramona tries to pee but she can’t because, like me, she has a very shy bladder.
They finally arrive to Atlantic City and I’m relieved for them. Heather, LuAnn and Carole are in one suite while Ramonja and Dorinda are in another and Bethenny and Kristen have their own rooms. LuAnn and Carole finally show up and Heather informs them about the incident at Sonja’s house while Sonja is farting while taking selfies with Ramona and Dorinda. Fun gals!
It’s time for dinner. Bethenny is making a skinny girl drink. Kristen forgot one of her shoes so she’s wearing two different shoes. It actually would work if she wore a different dress. It goes with the purse but not with her dress…which looks like her season 6 reunion dress. Oh and Carole is in a long black dress with bunny ears. Heather is an hour late and Bethenny calls her out on it. Oops.
Finally, they all leave for dinner. Sonja is already tipsy and I’m already biting my nails. Nothing good can come from Sonja when she drinks. She starts talking, the other wives throw their digs at her and it’s mean. At this point it’s like kicking someone while they’re down. Just let it go, leave her be. This woman needs help and she’s in pain. Remember that. She tells Bethenny that she’s been in PR her entire life and even though Bethenny told Sonja that these girls are mean to her, she’s being mean to Sonja.
Ramona tries to remedy the situation but it’s too late. Sonja is crying. She’s tuned out and gone back to her own world. Ramona admits that it feels weird to not wear her wedding ring anymore and that she feels a little jealous when she sees other women wearing their wedding rings. I get it.
LuAnn says that Ramona is better off without him and that she’s a far more interesting person to her now that she’s single. Bethenny points out that it’s not because she’s single, it’s because she’s been going through an experience that’s very humbling– especially for somebody in the public light.
They all head out to do some gambling. Ramonja are playing blackjack together while the others are off doing their own thing. Ramona is having a lot of good luck with blackjack while Bethenny is getting nada enchalada.
It’s time to hit the dance floor. Woohoo!
Everyone seems to be having a good time. Sonja is drunk and is continuing her babbling with Bethenny.
She is also sloppy and is flashing her vagina to the cameras, while LuAnn is keeping an eye on her… lady bits.
Dorinda decides to take Sonja to bed because everybody has abandoned her at this point. Dorinda is not in the mood to socialize and Sonja keeps rambling on and on. She’s talking about how she used to party with JFK and Madonna. “Well, John John’s dead, so that’s difficult,” Dorinda reminds her.
The next day Sonja wakes up refreshed as if she wasn’t super drunk the night before. Everyone is talking about her and Bethenny decides to take Sonja aside and have a heart to heart with her. She tells her that she cannot continue on this path of living in the past. She understands that Sonja has been in pain since she’s divorced, but that was years ago and she needs to be living in the present.
Bethenny also tells her that she should not be mixing prescription pills with alcohol as it is dangerous. Sonja tells her that they are just vitamins that may react badly with alcohol. Sonja reminds me a bit of Kim Richards in the sense that I don’t feel either of them live in the real world.
At the end of the episode, it’s abundantly clear that Sonja did not hear a word of what Bethenny was saying and it is frustrating. It also goes to show that nobody can help Sonja except herself. I do hope she gets that help sooner rather than later.
What did you think of this episode? Let me know in the comments section or tweet me @SalvaCam21.
Although I haven’t been blogging on this franchise, I have most certainly been watching and I have been thoroughly entertained. These ladies all have brass balls and they all mesh well with each other. Even when they’re fighting, they can still have a genuinely good time with each other and have a laugh.
I often compare this show to RHOBH. Gina is the fan favorite so she’s the Lisa Vanderpump of the show. Janet, is very two faced and I have a love/hate feeling for her, so she’s like the Kyle Richards of the show. Gamble is tough, has no filter and has no problem getting down and dirty with the other housewives. She is like the Brandi Glanville of the show (when Brandi was actually likable). Lydia lives a fabulous lifestyle, and though her and her husband are still together, she reminds me of (season 2) Camille Grammer where she’s just there and kind of boring. Chyka is fun, down to earth, and tries to be the voice of reason. She’s like what Adrienne Maloof tried to be on her first season of RHOBH. Jackie is full of life, she tells it like it is, and sometimes stirs up a bit of trouble. She also reminds me of a more likable Brandi Glanville. Now, what is there to say about Pettifleur? She definitely came on the show with an agenda…which they all do but hers was mentioned every second. She refers to herself and others as “bitch” tirelessly, she’s rude, and she’s beautiful. She’s like Lisa Rinna but not as likable…for me.
The episode starts off with Gamble’s dog race. Like Janet said, I was expecting a cute run in the park with the dogs but she pimped it out. It actually looked like a professional dog racing course. Bravo, Gamble. I can’t wait to see the races. I’m actually excited to see these cute pups race. And to make matters cuter, Gamble attaches little jockeys to the dogs. ADORABLE LEVEL: 9,000!
Gamble’s dog wins first place, followed by Lydia’s dog and then Janet’s dog came in third. That was fun. I want to see it again.
Next, Pettifleur is planning her 50th birthday party with Chyka. I just have to say that I think Pettifleur is drop dead gorgeous and I actually love her accent. Her theme for the party is winter wonderland. I can’t wait to see how it will look. Chyka is talking about what they will be doing to give it the wonderland look and I’m sold. Can she plan my birthday for me too?
Pettifleur doesn’t want any drama at the party. She asks Chyka if she thinks there’s a chance there won’t be any drama at her party. Darling, you’re filming a reality show. Of course there will be drama. It’s a given that any event filmed for a reality television show, there will be drama involved. It’s all about how you handle the drama though.
Lydia is throwing a dinner party in spirit of her newly renovated house. Her house is drop dead gorgeous. She has amazing taste and I want her to decorate my house for me one day. Gina and Gamble aren’t there. They’re like the outcast with this group, which is fine considering Gina is the fan favorite and Gamble is the new fan favorite because of her friendship with Gina. Word of advice, ladies, in the world of reality television– especially a show like this– you always align yourself with the fan favorite.
Back to the dinner party. The conversation turns to erectile dysfunction and I’m grossed out. If I were Janet I would be embarrassed to say I’m an expert in erectile dysfunction medication, that’s just gross. Yuck. Dessert is being brought out and the chocolate cigars look delicious. Pettifleur sucks on it as if she’s giving a blowjob and I’m done. Ugh.
While everyone is preparing Pettifleur’s house for her birthday party, she’s freaking out because she’s not seeing her vision coming to life. She’s scared that Chyka won’t deliver. Uh… you’re seeing it at its worst right now, sweety.
She’s freaking out at the event coordinator and calls Chyka to freak out at her. Chyka assures her that everything is going according to plan and to wait to see the results of their hard work.
Janet is visiting her friend Manuela. Manuela is like the Faye Resnick of this show. She desperately wants to be a part of the show but is not really well liked by the viewers. I think Manuela is a fool, a tool and looks as if she overstocked on teeth.
Manuela is upset that Gamble didn’t invite her to her bachelorette party. Um, am I missing something here? Do these two not know each other? Manuela calls Gamble dumb. I think Manuela is jealous that Gamble is a full fledged housewife and she’s stuck making guest appearances with the flip flopper. Of course I could be wrong and Manuela is just disgusting, plain and simple.
It’s time for Pettifleur’s party and she has the ladies arrive to her place on a carriage like Cinderella. Well, damn! This woman knows how to make her guests arrive in style. Pettifleur finally sees the end result and it’s gorgeous. She is blown away. Duh. Chyka obviously knows what she’s doing and she did a magnificent job on this party.
At the party, Manuela confronts Gamble– because she overheard Gamble saying she’s aggressive– in an aggressive manner. Gee, what would ever give Gamble the impression that Manuela is aggressive? Manuela then proceeds to bring up the rumors again and Gamble is pissed off. She calls Manuela a c–.
Janet steps in to yell at Gamble again for telling everyone that Janet made up the rumors. Um, didn’t Janet just say a few episodes ago that she didn’t want anything to do with these rumors again? This is why I do not like Janet half the time. She is two faced, she has no real loyalty to anyone and I think she’s the most desperate out of all of them for the fame. Those who are desperate tend to do and say anything to get the most attention. Need I say more?
Pettifluer is getting ready to dance the rumba for her guests. While she’s getting herself ready, her son gives her a sweet introduction, telling everyone how Pettifleur got her name. His grandparents danced to a song called “Pettifleur” when they met and after she was born, they named her after the song. She actually did a good job with the rumba.
Next, her son is playing the song on the piano and Pettifleur is clearly in the moment. Chyka was laughing at Pettifleurs attempt to try and snap her fingers. It was funny to see but not appropriate timing. But I laughed anyway. Ha.
Gamble asks Gina why she brought up the rumors at her bachelorette party and include her makeup artist that time. Gamble then asks Jackie what she meant when she told Gamble that Gina wanted to throw the new girls under the bus. Jackie explains herself and Gamble decides that she’s not going to throw away their friendship because of what Gina said before they knew each other.
Gina and Jackie start to get into it. Janet gets involved and sides with Jackie and attacks Gamble again and I’m just like
Gina jokingly tells Jackie that she and Gamble won’t be friends anymore and if that made her happy. Janet of course says yes. That says a lot. She doesn’t want any of these girls to be friends with Gina so that Gina feels like the outcast and quits the show so that she will be the fan favorite. At least that’s how it comes across to me. I have a newsflash for you, Janet, even if Gina did leave the show, Gamble and Jackie would still be more favored than you. Your duplicitous nature will lead to your demise on the show. Mark my words.
Gina is over this argument. She tells Jackie and Janet that their pupils are dilated and walks away. Jackie is pissed off and goes after Gina. It’s quite ugly and selfish as this is Pettifleur’s birthday. But like I said, it’s a reality show and where there are cameras, there’s drama. Gina decides to leave and Gamble leaves with her because she believes Gina has always had her back and she will have Gina’s. I love these two together.
What did you think of this episode and the entire season for that matter? Let me know in the comments section or tweet me @SalvaCam21.
I’ll be honest, I stopped blogging about this show before my computer crashed. These women are vicious, angry and no longer fun to watch. They are not real friends and they genuinely do not like one another and that does not make good TV. At least for me it doesn’t. Just like RHOBH, I’ll start by giving my perspective of the Georgia peaches.
Nene Leakes- She came into the season off of her Zumanity high and as soon as she landed back in the A-T-L, her face was made up like she smelled some dog shi–. It was pretty evident this season that Nene does not like any of the girls and she clearly did not want to film with them. If that was the case, there’s a simple solution for that, darlin’: quit. I mean, you’re rich, aren’t you? Oh, wait, if she quit the show then she wouldn’t be rich anymore. Look, I respect all that Nene’s accomplished and I give her kudos for all of it, but humility goes a long way. I would say she should have a slice of humble pie but I’m pretty sure she needs the entire pie…maybe 2. I’m not saying she shouldn’t be proud of everything she’s done, but her ego is so damn big that it needs to be holding its own peach. When she returns for season 8, I hope we get the Nene from season 5. She was a joy to watch then. This one, not so much. She’s always grumpy and act like she’s better than everyone and believes that everything anybody does is to come for her. #GirlBye.
Kenya Moore- This was a very big season for Kenya. For Kenya, this was the season of vindication. For the last 2 seasons her character had been assassinated by Phaedra and the others based on lies that Apollo told on her. I won’t blame the entire fiasco on Apollo, because I have to keep it real. Kenya gave the other housewives a plethora of ammunition to use against her. It’s like Peter said at the reunion: Kenya got a bad rep from the start because of her personality. Also, in the spirit of keeping it real, I must admit, as much as I like Kenya, I do think that she studied the show before she came on it. Which is a smart thing to do because she’s definitely been a lightning rod on the show. Not to mention that ratings have increased immensely since she joined. I do enjoy Kenya and her antics on the show. After Kim and Sheree left, there’s no way Nene could carry this show on her own.
Kandi Burruss- Kandi has been my favorite since she joined. She’s always been consistent, kind, neutral and very down to earth. This season Kandi also got the bad edit this season as being the “bad friend” to the morally corrupt Phaedra Parks. Phaedra had insinuated that she hadn’t spoken to Kandi for months and that Kandi hadn’t been there for her. I have a problem with that. Why? Although Kandi admitted that she didn’t text Phaedra every day, they never went months without talking. Kandi actually revealed, and it’s on YouTube, the timeline of all the times they’ve talked and hung out together from before the show was filmed and Apollo was sentenced, all the way to filming. They talked frequently, though not as frequent as they used to. Not to mention, Kandi was the one who gave Phaedra the heads up about Apollo spreading those chocolatey rumors. Furthermore, Kandi had problems of her own regarding her marriage, her play and one of her own relatives was going to jail around the same time as Apollo. Sure, it wasn’t her husband, but it was family nonetheless. Kandi shouldn’t take it personally though. I think Phaedra threw Kandi under the bus to deflect what was really happening in her life at the time. I won’t say what it is, but I’ll give you a hint: Angela Stanton.
Phaedra Parks- The self-proclaimed Southern Belle and Christian had it the worst this season. Her husband went to jail for fraud and her scandalous ways were put in the spotlight. I do feel sympathy for her boys because one day they will watch the show and see how their mother vilified their father. I’m not saying he’s not a piece of garbage for what he did, but still, that is something that should be kept private and if there ever was a time and reason for Phaedra to quit the show, this should have been it. But of course, a famewhore will do anything to remain relevant.
Cynthia Bailey- Cynthia was definitely the most outspoken that she’s ever been on this show. She took no nonsense from anybody and threw shade like nobody’s business. I will say, as much as I liked this side of Cynthia, she was a little bit messy in the way she did things. For example, when she called out Phaedra on her alleged affair with Mr. Chocolate, she should have left that to Kenya because she was clearly uncomfortable bringing it up. This season, her friendship with Nene deteriorated despite her efforts to make peace.
Claudia Jordan- The woman that snatched the peach right out of Porsha’s hands. I enjoyed Claudia this season. She kept it real, seems genuine and just because she’s quiet doesn’t mean that she doesn’t have the fire up inside her to get you all the way together. Bitch, she ain’t no puppet. And we all found that out. I hope she returns for season 8. She probably gave the best reads of the season. Claudia, I love ya!
NOTE: I will not be commenting Porsha because she was not a main housewife and in my opinion she does not belong on this show. Send that THOT to Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta. By the way, did anybody else notice that Porsha looked like Tyra Sanchez (RuPaul’s Drag Race) at the reunion?
At the reunion, of course there were insults being hurled left, right and center. Team Beast got read. However, the most memorable moment of the reunion was Nene’s meltdown. After Dr. Jeff joined the housewives, Nene brought up the fact that her mother didn’t raise her and her father never claimed her. She then started to shake and as Kenya was speaking to her, she started to cry and was escorted off the reunion stage with Dr. Jeff, Porsha, Phaedra and Cynthia. Gregg then revealed to Andy that Nene and her brother were sent to Atlanta while their other three siblings stayed in New York with their mom. “It bugged her all her life,” Gregg said. After her breakthrough, Nene seemed to understand that she was a big part of the negativity this season, but we’ll see if it was really a breakthrough or just bullshit. I’d like to say I’m hopeful that this means she will change her ways but I think we all know better than that. It’s a shame.
At this point, I have no idea if I’ll be watching the show next season. This cast needs some serious shaking up and by shaking up of course I mean fire, Phaedra and Porsha. I don’t want to see a random– excuse me, Princess of the hoes on my screen anymore and I don’t want to see the devil in toad’s clothing either. The only reason I call Phaedra a toad is because she looks like one and felt froggy with Kenya. Ribbit.
All in all, it was a bad season. I was barely entertained and I couldn’t wait for it to be over.
What did you all think of this season? Let me know in the comments section or tweet me @SalvaCam21.