Agreed. Stick a fork in NJ, it's done. I would be very surprised if Danielle Staub would return, tbh. She was meant to be in Season 3 (aka the season that the Gorgas ate) because she was the one who in Season 2 Reunion threatened Teresa with info about her family -- info given to Danielle by Melissa. But she turned it down, and Bravo reached out to her a couple of times to return later which she also turned down. Apparently she wanted to go low-profile for her kids' sake as they had suffered in school while she was on the show. I can't really blame her for putting her daughters and their chances at an education first.
Finally watched this sh*tshow of a product placement infomercial. RHoNY broke the fourth wall with this episode. The women were barely hiding that what we are seeing is instigated only for the cameras and that this show is their JOB. I absolutely believe Dorinda when she said Tom called her up in order to set up a scene where the 'waiters reveal that it was all a big mistake.' That kind of scripted BS makes me lose a bit of empathy for LuAnn -- and I *LOVE* the Countess. But she is wedded (pun intended) to the idea of getting married to this jerk (who ain't all that in the looks department) and getting a Wedding By Bravo. I wish she had cut her losses and just said Tom and her are working through things but the wedding is off for now. Instead she just looks desperate to be married -- at any cost.
Lord, Ramona looked so bad with her awful hair extensions and that hair turd on the top of her head. I wish I could find a gif of it but I can't.
IA with some of you who say Carole needs to stay. Her SL is a bore (I had forgotten she was still with that whey-faced kid), but she stirs the pot and pits people against each other so they can fight her battles for her. She is a bigger pot-stirrer than Dorinda. She is mean and spiteful, but there are moments when she is almost human. The only problem is that Andy loves her and Bethenny and won't have a bad word or a bad-edit done against them. It is depressing watching a show where two toxic people will always be protected. The other women have the deck unfairly stacked against them. Bravo should just let the audience decide who they like and let the chips fall where they may.
Bethenny. Sigh. Obviously she did this 'reveal' for ratings and because she cannot stand that Luann was the STAR this season. She couldn't bear that Luann stole her thunder and was going to get a wedding out of this. She is really angry and unhappy and toxic and I feel like she hates most women deep down. Also she can't act. I hope she gets EXPOSED at Reunion.
I can't help but like Sonja because she is a Sag like me. I'm glad she ended the season being the most sober and level-headed of them all, without losing that hint of delusion that makes Sonja, Sonja.
So basically what we are saying is to watch Auckland instead of OC this week? Because Whatshername getting inseminated + Shannon's fake vow renewal are not calling to me rn. Shannon seems permanently set on Offended! mode. Also: I'm trying to warm to Kelly but so many outbursts are starting to seem like contrived.
I finally watched this latest episode of RHoNY. I cannot believe how tolerable Carole was here!
Sonja is literally a wind-up toy who has nothing to say until you wind her up and she repeats "Tom was my lover! Tom was my lover!" over and over.
Bethenny is literally the worst. She is an absolutely awful human being, gleefully feeding off another person's possible unhappiness. She prolonged telling LuAnn for days just so she could make fun of her on the sly. And I thought she was bleeding out of every orifice/on her deathbed? Not in that tiny bikini.
Poor LuAnn. I really feel bad for her because she knows that these women made it their business to bring down her engagement. I also felt for when she told Carole that her marriage to Alex de Lesseps was open because she just had to put up with his cheating. Otherwise she was not cut out for that kind of life.
With Bethenny it's a tough one. She does create drama and stir the pot, but she's such a bully. No one is allowed to call her out on her methods or her bitterness. She has to be the winner all the time and to do that, she must put the others down. Case in point : LuAnn . The rumor is that B wanted to have the engagement /marriage SL this season, and when it looked like L was beating her to it, she did everything to pissed all over. Basically abandoning her principle plan to alienate Sonja off the show, because she needed her to show up LuAnn.
As for Nene, she will be advise to pay off the IRS quickly and quietly. But former cast member? Lmao. Now she needs the Bravo cheque to help pay up. Brawway ain't gonna cut it. She has that new face to pay for, too.
Don't worry. Shannon will play victim as always "I've been under a lot of pressure," "She pushed me to breaking point," "she made me do it," "I am usually such a peaceful person" etc., and her stans will eat it up because she is now Poster Girl for the Poor Cheated-Upon Wives Who 'Forgive' Their Husbands brigade. (And I do feel sympathy for her situation -- she exudes unhappiness and dissatisfaction in her marriage and her life).
And IA with you about her wanting to de-throne Vicki. I think she genuinely was her pal the first season but last season with the fake cancer scandal, she saw her chance and cut her off. Honestly, I think that she let a lot of praise go straight to her head. She really acts up the family scenes in front of the cameras now. She has not realized two important rules of RHOC tho: 1. Tamra and Vicki will always make up and break up, and 2. Tamra will betray you in a heartbeat, cut you off and try and get you off the show. The fact that Shannon thinks she can ice out Vicki from the show AND 'manage' Tamra is the height of her delusion.
Kelly is loud and unconventional and more importantly seems to want to enjoy life and live it up. For some reason, the latter really pisses some people off (see Lisa V's haters).
IA with Chris B, Giraffe is literally the worst HW of all time. She was last year, too, when she was all smug and self-righteous and hiding behind Jim Edmonds' status.
@Cheap21 OMG I LOVE BLACKPINK RN CHEAP. And Lisa is the one I think I will fangirl over -- I couldn't take my eyes off her!
That is not to say that you cannot stan 2ne1 and BP at the same time. If anything, BP's comeback has made me go back to 2ne1's old songs and relisten, mainly because Boombayah and Whistle are more uptempo while 2ne1 have some classic ballads in their back catalogue (Missing You, Lonely are two of my favourites). I really appreciate Bom's voice in those, also Minzy and CL's.
Out of the two BP releases I really like Whistle. But BBY is catchy too.
Kelly is a mess and out of control. From a RL perspective, that is extremely problematic. From a viewer's POV, it is gold.
I thought she got unnecessarily vulgar for the sake of the cameras, butShannon obvs set her up with those "friends" in a bid to humiliate her and besmirch her reputation on camera. Shannon is coming across so badly. She really follows the same pattern -- pick on somebody, isolate them, swear that you will never forgive them, and guilt the other ladies to do the same. She did it with Heather, then Tamra, briefly with Giraffe, and now with Vicki and Kelly. When they don't toe the line, she upbraids them like a prim school-marm. Tamra already looks about ready to dump her ass and turn on her, "Spiritual Gangster" stylez.
Heather having a hissy fit like a ballerina with a ladder in her tights was Was nobody paying attention to her or something? Her fake crying, omg. I really cannot buy any story either she or Terry are trying to sell me. He comes across so much better on Botched By Nature when he's paired with Paul Nassif.
Megan getting inseminated -- couldn't care less. And neither could Jimmy.
David skeeves me the f*ck out. He comes across as incredibly spineless and fake. That 'surprise' vow renewal feels about as real as Shannon's nose.
lol I know, I feel like I have the cursed touch with girl groups given that two of my faves have essentially been sidelined.
Here is the Wonder Girls' Why So Lonely, Cheap. It's pretty catchy and the mv is more fun and tongue-in-cheek than the average gg video. Although the 'rapping' section is atrocious! I prefer Sistar's I Like That. (Also in gg news, Red Velvet are expected to have a comeback in August, while YG is making way for their new -- and imo under-talented -- gg, BlackPink):
And speaking of 4Minute... HYUNA. Her summer album is out. I haven't listened to the album yet although some are saying there are good songs on there. Here is her title mv, though "Eottae?" (How's This?). I don't know... the song is catchy and yet boring? I keep waiting for a hook. The video is ok, though -- and Hyuna gets to make out with a guy in it, lol.
Thanks NBA! IA with Cheap. I like Eileen a lot but last season she looked bitter and angry and like she was doing YolErika's handywork. FOH is probably best for her. Maybe she and Faye could switch places.
Carole looks contrived af. Proof money can't buy you cla-asss. She looks like a down-and-out wicked witch.
Everybody else looks spectacular, especially Bethenny, Ramona and Jules.
Finally watched last week's episode, Carole and Bethenny are such mean girls. I can't.
I can understand Bethenny's fear of getting to close to somebody with an eating disorder, but the way she dismissed Jules' very genuine defense of herself was mean. I still say B and Carole are lowkey gunning for another Jules relapse, for some morbid amusement of their own.
The Countess stays boss, as usual. I loved her scene with Ramona at the end, as they strolled through the Upper East Side arm in arm. Bethenny was so mad that Lu got engaged in Vail -- I bet she was hoping for LuAnn would do it in front of the cameras, so that she could accuse her of opportunism and making it 'all about her.' As opposed to, you know, All About Bethenny.
Get that prime NY real estate next to Andy, LuAnn! Also: Dorinda hopefully backing up Lu. Dorinda is love.
I hope Bethenny and Carole are thoroughly called out on their mean antics at Reunion. I haven't watched the latest episode yet but apparently they also went after Jules in the epi and forced her to admit that she purged recently. It sounded ugly on their part.
I know! It made me really mad the way she reached out to say hi to Meghan on the beach -- Meghan who was basically driving the train last season to railroad Vicki! BTW, I still can't believe Meghan was given another season. Not only is she hugely unpopular, but watching her inject herself for 3 minutes and bitch about her phobia of needles is also deeply boring. Jim looks as checked out of that marriage as David did two years ago.
Shannon just will not let go of her resentment of Vicki, she basically treats her just like her husband. IA that David is incredibly relaxed and happy-looking at the moment. I don't know whether it is because he is about to leave his wife or whether he is now cool with being hen-pecked. But sometimes I worry that Shannon will wake up in the middle of the night with David standing over her with a pillow.
Tamra's transparent Jesus talk makes me think that she must be desperate to stay on the show and ingratiate herself with church-going Middle America. In the past three seasons, people have really been gunning for her to be fired.
That's probably what made me most uncomfortable about the episode -- the hint of S5-7. I still get hives from those seasons. You best believe that Jaq is going to play victim and seek out a feud with Tre in order to stay relevant on this show (how else is she going to pay for the face lift??). 'On Display' also knows that victim-playing with Teresa is the way to go now that her music career is dead and buried. Lord knows Melissa has some kind of saint complex, so best believe we will be seeing her suffering nobly and keepin it tugethuh for the sake of da fambly.