The Salamis Crashed The Oscars!!!

The Real Housewives of DC’s Missy Holt Salami just can’t help herself… she thinks she’s Academy Award material, so why not honor herself by giving herself an Oscar!  Honestly, can’t they just stay home sometimes and take care of Sparkle???

Source:  http://tmsalami.blogspot.com/

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Shana Taylor Hughes Ford Armstrong…

The following is the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ Taylor Armstrong’s bio taken from wikipedia.  If you notice, the other RHOBH all have verifying links to sources included in their bios on wiki, however, there are no links to verified source(s) on Shana/Taylor.  I’m posting the flimsy ‘information’ as Shana/Taylor continues to avoid the truth about her past, so who knows, even though there’s nothing to verify it… there may be some truth here…

Shana/Taylor… not in Kansas anymore…

From Wikipedia:

Taylor Armstrong

“It may look like I have it all, but I want more”

Taylor Armstrong is the wife of Russell Armstrong, mother to Kennedy Armstrong, and manipulator of all. (Would the person who submitted this statement, please elaborate…) Taylor is an advocate for victims of domestic violence through her work with the 1736 Family Crisis Center. She serves as Chief Creative Director of BeautyTicket.com, (I’ve unsubscribed from that site…) President of Four Truffles, and President of eImplement, Inc.

Born “Shana Hughes” in 1971 in Kansas, she became “Shana Taylor” after her mother married her stepfather, Randall Taylor. (Never heard this one before!) “Taylor” became her nickname and she later took the appropriate legal steps to make Taylor her first name and Ford her last name.  (So, her REAL name IS Taylor Ford?)

Source:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Real_Housewives_of_Beverly_Hills#Taylor_Armstrong

Link to Shana/Taylor’s Name Change:  http://courtcon.co.palm-beach.fl.us/pls/jiwp/ck_public_qry_doct.cp_dktrpt_frames?backto=P&case_id=502004DR014805XXXXSB&begin_date=&end_date=

Shana/Taylor’s website:  http://www.taylorarmstrong.com/mystory

Shana/Taylor’s OFFICIAL ‘fansite’http://www.taylorarmstrongfansite.com/

The Real Reason The RHONY Was Shelved…

Really, Marysol?  Seriously???!!!  In this video, Marysol Patton of the Real Housewives of Miami gives a much better reason for Andy’s decision to hold off on airing the Real Housewives of New York and going ahead with RHOM…

Marysol Patton Marysol Patton attends the Leather & Laces Super Bowl Party presented by Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism at the Paris Theater on February 5, 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida.Miami Marysol

Miami is on the schedule instead of New York because a.) there was a mix-up in alphabetizing by an intern at Bravo;  b.) Roy Black would sue Bravo big time if they delay Miami; c.) the people want to see palm trees or d.) Marysol’s mother, Elsa threatened to put a spell on Andy.    Well, just watch…

Toldja’!

Just four days ago, I wrote a post about the Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kim Zolciak refusing to reveal the gender of her baby:  (http://stoopidhousewives.com/2011/02/23/kim-and-kroys-little-boy-bay-bee-bump/ ).   I told you that she’s have a boy and I was right!

It seems Kim slipped up when she referred to the baby as “he” in one of her tweets on Saturday. “I haven’t had the baby yet!! I’m due in June! But he is getting big in my belly,” she wrote.

Kroy, Kim and Baby Boy Biermann

After immediately getting tweeted by excited fans, Kim wrote “Ya all are right!!! I can’t believe it I messed up tweetin. YES @biermann71 and I are happy to announce we are a having a baby BOY!!!”

Real Housewives of New Jersey… Who’s Tara???

NOTE:  The following schedule for the Real Housewives of New Jersey was taken from wikipedia; therefore, it’s probably not the actual schedule, nor the actual show titles.  As reader ‘HousewifeHater’ pointed out, it’s highly unlikely that Bravo would schedule the RHONJ to air on a Saturday.  I’m keeping the post, as it’s a creative wiki list and I still want to know about Tara… IMO, Tara is the reason that Tree went ballistic on Danielle over ‘BREAKING UP’ her family before she lunged at Danielle on the reunion show.

Kathy Wakile and Melissa Gorga, the RHONJ newbies…

Jackie, Tree, Danielle/Beverly/Angela (didn’t she leave?), Dina and Caroline

The episode list for Season Three of the Real Housewives of New Jersey has just been published on wikipedia (not very reliable):

Season 3: Episode List:

1. Welcome Back New and Old Housewives! May 7, 2011

2. Teresa Has Had Enough. May 14, 2011

3. Danielle Is Out. May 21, 2011

4. Happy Days, Sad Days. May 28, 2011

5. Jacqueline Says Goodbye? June 4, 2011

6. Kim G. Steps In- June 18, 2011

7. Paris is Like Jersey- June 25, 2011

8. Snooki Has Game- June 25, 2011

9. Fourth of July, Winter of July. July 2, 2011

10. Step In, Step Out, Take A Run- July 9, 2011

11. So You Think You Can’t Salsa?- July 16, 2011

12. Pay For Jay- July 23, 2011

13. Joe Pays for Tara’s Game- July 30, 2011

14. Deena Had Game- August 6, 2011

The episode title summarizes the show, and there aren’t really any big doings until episode #5,  Jacqueline Says Goodbye? Does this mean that Jackie is exiting the show?  Permanently?  The following episode’s title, Kim G. Steps In, could mean that Kim G. will be advanced to being more than the ‘Gladys Kravitz’  of the show??  Numbers 8 and 14, Snooki Has Game and Deena Had Game are making it clear that the RHONJ did a cross-over show with Jersey Shore.  Why?

Lucky #13 is the show that hopefully explains the big mystery that has been floating around the Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Joe ‘Juicy’ Joo-dice for the past couple of years… that he has a child… a little boy that was born to his (alleged) side girlfriend, Tara G (or Tara D).

Andy trying to contain Tree… fail!

This is the reason that Tree got all up in Andy’s face and shoved him over to get to Danielle on the last reunion show and then got all up in Danielle’s face and screamed at her, “Do not break up my family!”

The nephew that Tree wants everyone to believe she went ballistic over…fail!

Tree immediately made the rounds of any talk show that would take her to explain that she actually said, “Do not BRING up my family!” Puh-leeze, Treetrunk, pay attention to yourself!  Go back and listen very carefully to the tape of the reunion (as I did) and you will hear yourself very clearly saying, “Do not BREAK up my family!” Danielle is a little sneak and knows a lot about the Franklin Lakes and Montville ladies and Danielle definitely hit a nerve with Tree at last season’s reunion show for Tree to react as she did.

One of the many comments re Tara:

Anonymous said…   “I want to tell you that I live here in the same town as Tara (Joe’s sicilian sidedish)and I can’t take another second of this.

Joe & Tara (or Beppe and Petit) have been together for a while. I spoke with her friend Alex who said they are all disgusted and surprised at the relationship. Tara comes from a wealthy and well connected family. Her father is a crazy sicilian.

Anyway,they meet up in Long Beach Island at her beach house and it’s easier to meet up now that Teresa is away a lot (like this weekend in Vegas)
Teresa: where was Joe the night of the christening? And the night you came back from Italy. He left the house and you know it, to “check on the pizza place” yeah right!
Joe is a jealous lunatic when it comes to Tara F (not G) she gorgeous, so what the hell is she doing with a broke loser her friends ask? It’s sexual supposedly.

She tweets to him in italian so he can keep tabs on her (again, because he’s jealous) Alexandra said when she posted her photo on her twitter he flipped out because he said if people find it “everyone will want to get in your pants and I’m going to go apeshit”
she hasn’t taken the photo down, but wrote on it to him .

According to her friend she secretly tweets under:   petiteposie

Also according to her friend, Joe is leaving Teresa asap. He can’t stand the cameras and press. He just wants to live quietly. Teresa is a fame whore and 15 minutes is up. Tara told her she’ll never come forward because she’s afraid of her family. “

We’ll have to wait until July 30 to find out if Tara is the Tara everyone’s been talking about…

Real Housewives of Late Night… Jimmy Fallon’s Housewives Better Than Miami

BravOMG: 'The Real Housewives of Late Night'

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon‘s parody of the ‘Real Housewives started its second season and if it were a choice between watching Jimmy’s ‘fake’ Housewives 7-minute parody or watching the newest Bravo franchise, Real Housewives of Miami, my vote would be to watch Jimmy’s Real Housewives of Late Night…  sorry, Miami.

Steve Higgings (l.) and Jimmy Fallon go drag in a spoof of 'The Real Housewives' franchise on NBC's 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.'                                         Higgins and Fallon… They could pass!

Did you ever look at a man and envision him as a woman?  Well, if you haven’t, try it… or just look at the guys in Jimmy Fallon’s HWs parody, ’cause they could all pass as women… OK, they would need a little more tweaking in the wig and makeup department…

http://www.hulu.com/watch/230883/late-night-with-jimmy-fallon-real-housewives-of-late-night-season-2-episode-2-glamour-photo-shoot

Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Housewives…

A man was hospitalized after a glass was allegedly smashed on his head during a bar brawl involving several cast members from the Real Housewives Of New Jersey. The incident happened in the Dominican Republic where the reality stars and their partners were enjoying an adults only holiday. According to reports two of the cast members were sitting at the bar in the Hard Rock Hotel when they got into a heated argument with a male patron.

Scene of the crime: The Hard Rock Hotel in Dominican Republic

The discussion escalated and allegedly resulted in someone smashing a glass over a man’s head.  His injuries were so severe that he required immediate medical attention.

It is unknown which of the cast mates were involved in the alleged dispute.   No one knows for sure which housewives were involved, although sightings of Teresa and Caroline at the Hard Rock Bar that night have been reported.

Rage issues: During the first season Teresa Guidice flipped out at a ladies lunch tipped over the table

Camille Is Now DonnaSntchMe..Donatacci

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ Camille Grammer Donatacci was set free from her husband of 13 years, Kelsey.  Despite Camille’s performance on RHOBH that ‘proves’ how upset, destroyed, heartbroken, shattered and crushed beyond repair she is about the end of their blissful marriage, we all know that she was in it for the money… Camille got her $50 million and she’s probably out partying with DD and AlleyCat Doo-bwah… at least she will never have to go the ‘Prince Jefri’ route again…

Camille and Kelsey on their wedding day…

So, to commemorate Kelsey’s nuptials which took place at 3:30 pm today, let’s take a pictorial retrospective of Kelsey’s years with Miss Irritable Bowel Syndrome…

PHOTOS RHoBH’s Camille Donatacci Grammer on Club MTV

Ms. Donatacci is a member of the ‘Black Widow Hat’ Society…

Really, the best pictorial site for the person who had the humongous burglar balls to tell Faye Resnick that she was morally corrupt is here:

http://dismagazine.com/blog/12887/camille-grammar/

Lynne Curtin… Fashion (Non)Sense

Ex-cast member of the Real Housewives of Orange County and first full-fledged, founding and only member (thus far) of the Stoopid Housewives Club, Lynne Curtin, has finally updated her jewelry and bedding site (http://www.lynnecurtin.com/).  Until recently, Ms. Curtin was only taking pre-orders for her uniquely visionary jewelry line via her site…

Lynne’s jewelry line was being sold at Fred Segel Boutique and Demi Things and probably some other places…  However, Fred Segel is no longer carrying her jewelry line and Demi-Things’ website is down and their last twitter and facebook entries were in July, 2010:  http://twitter.com/demithingshttp://www.facebook.com/pages/demi-things-/160345080889 site:  www.demithings.com.

Lynne CurtinLynne CurtinLynne Curtin‘Love Chains’  $148

So, what’s a girl to do when she has her cuff line ready to go and her LA-area retailers have let her down?  You promote the hell out of your expanded line… in addition to cuffs, Lynne also offers earrings, necklaces, handbags and bedding!  Lynne will gift one of her Wonder Woman-inspired cuffs with each order of Lynne Curtin bedding: (http://www.brandedhp.com/lcdbedding.html).

  

The Raquel Collection $289

(Free Cuff!!!)

Also, you go to the people to sell your slew of treasures, you don’t wait for the people to come to you… the people who want to buy your quaintly bizarre junk bangles, gems and frippery.  So, where in the world will Lynne go to sell her wearable doodads objets d’art??  Logically, the locale would be somewhere in California (LA, San Fran, San Diego)/Nevada (Las Vegas, of course)/Arizona (pick a place)… however, Ms. Curtin does not possess that part of her brain which knows the meaning of the word ‘logic’ or ‘logical’ (one of the reasons she is the founding member of the SHC)…

‘Fringe’  $595,  ‘Mini-Fringe’ $325

Lynne will be appearing on March 12, 2011 at Sophistikate in…. wait for it… Bethlehem, PA.  HUH???  Yes, Lynne will be there at 12 and 3 pm only… and if you want to purchase items from Lynne, you will also need to purchase a ticket to do so:

     
12:00 PM Appearance/ Cocktail & SOPHISTIKATE Tank TopMore Info $35.00 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
3:00 PM Appearance/ Cocktail & Lynne Curtin Cuff More Info $150.00 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
3:00 PM Appearance/ Cocktail and Lynne Curtin Earring More Info $85.00 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
1. What do I want to do on Saturday March 12, 2011?

a) Meet a Super Hot Celeb, a.k.a. Orange County Housewife, Lynne Curtin
b) Have a delicious Emperors Brand Martini or glass of yummy Voga Moscato wine
c) Shop some amazing cuffs, earrings, and accessories
d) Be seen
e) All of the above …

It’s a free country and I wish Lynne and her jewelry line much success…  and if that’s what it takes for Lynne to make a success of her business, then she should puddle jump all over the US and Canada, selling tickets to see her and to sell the hell out of her various goods.

There’s just one teeny, tiny little bit of information that is posted on her promotional content that I needed further explanation, so I gave Sophistikate in Bethlehem, PA a call. In Ms. Curtin’s promo, it states that she is being sponsored by various local businesses and ‘the Real Housewives of Orange County.’  The very nice person I spoke with at Sophistikate was unaware that Ms. Curtin was no longer appearing on Bravo as an Orange County Housewife, but she would bring this to the attention of Sophistikate’s owner.  I told her that I would give her a call back next week to find out what Sophistikate’s owner had to say…  http://www.sophistikatebethlehem.com/images/lynnecurtin.pdf

Lynne will never lose her ‘association’ with RHOOC, but how did she go about being ‘sponsored’ by them for her PA appearance?

Lynne’s before and after facelift photos… just for the hell of it…

It’s too bad that DemiThings went bust… they had a cute video promoting Lynne’s line:


RHOOC… Peggy Tanous

The premiere of the Real Housewives of Orange County is less than two weeks away, March 6, so we find out some interesting facts (she had post-partum depression with both children and she and her husband, Micah, collect life-size wax figures in their house) about the newest HW of OC, Peggy Tanous in the following video:

Article Tab : Peggy Tanous is one of the newest cast members of The Real Housewives of Orange County. She and husband Micah have a collection of movie star wax figures in their home.Peggy posin’ with some wax guy…

If you want to know more about Peggy, click on her masthead information above…

Source:  http://www.ocregister.com/entertainment/newest-289681-county-make.html

 

The Salamis… Scammer Update

The Salamis doin’ their usual smilin’, ‘cocked head’ pose

Michaele Salami just won’t give up and go away… remember her from the Real Housewives of DC???   She has entered this on her facebook page in the hopes that Bravo Andy will read it and remember who she is:

“A MS awareness “Real” message: “When Reality gets too Real for TV” Some TV executives struggle on how to deal with real life illnesses, in my case a Real Housewife with Multiple Sclerosis… How do you think a network like Bravo will handle it? These are the real hard issues that face persons with disabilities throughout the world with their employers or contractors. Watch what happens!”

NOTE: Is her message a dare to Bravo and Andy (TV executive) in particular?  If Bravo does not renew RHODC for a second season (which is not likely), will Missy have the big burglar balls to sue them for discriminating against a ‘disabled’ person?  Missy claims that she is afflicted with MS, but she has yet to produce any legitimate recent test results or doctor’s affidavits to confirm her diagnosis.  Scammer, con artist pros such as the Salamis will do anything to remain in the public eye and will do anything to generate income, such as suing Bravo and Miss Andy… Missy’s last line says it all:  ‘Watch what happens!’  Yeah, we’re watchin’ you, Missy…

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THE SALAMIS GOT AWAY WITH IT…

Doin’ their usual pose…

WASHINGTON –More than a year after photogenic Tareq and Michaele Salahi crashed the White House and caused an uproar, it appears unlikely the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington will  file charges in the case, ticklethewire.com has learned.

That conclusion, according to a source, comes after an exhaustive investigation, and after some law enforcement officials had pushed for criminal charges.  The couple crashed the White House party on Nov. 24, 2009, and created an embarrassment for the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security.

Federal authorities had reportedly been looking at possibly charging the couple with criminally trespassing or lying to a federal agent. But some observers inside the Beltway felt all along that it would have been a tough case to prosecute, particularly  considering that the couple insisted they were invited, did nothing to disguise themselves when they entered the White House, and even posed with the vice president.  Plus, in the end, fair to say, very few people in the public wanted to see the Salahis back in the limelight.

Bill Miller, a spokesman for U.S. Attorney’s Office, declined comment.

Source:  http://www.ticklethewire.com/2011/02/24/criminal-charges-not-likely-in-salahi-party-crashing-cases/

Oh, Come On Now, Nene…

Kim and Sweetie have a good working relationship, so what’s Nene’s problem with it??? Mind your own business, Nene…

Kim&assistant1110.jpg

First, Real Housewife NeNe Leakes accused Kim Zolciak of treating Sweetie Hughes, Kim’s assistant (above), like a “slave” on the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Now that allegation has prompted a “Free Sweetie” crusade that Sweetie says is ruining her life. Atlanta radio host Rickey Smiley launched the campaign on Feb. 16 after NeNe called his morning show.

“They’re doing it for Black History Month, and it offends me,” Sweetie tells Life & Style. “They have pastors calling into the radio station and praying for me. They’ve taken it too far. NeNe’s jealous that she’s not as close to Kim as I am. I’ve known Kim for 11 years, since I was a kid. Kim’s a great friend to me. NeNe’s traumatizing my life. She’s bringing hell to it.”

“I never want to speak to NeNe again. My assistant Sweetie is so upset about the whole thing, she’s beside herself,” Kim tells Life & Style. “NeNe has problems.”

RHOM Marysol… Mommy & Me

Miami Arrest Record for Elsa Carreras Patton

Real Housewives of Miami Elsa PattonBotox always tastes better in a wine glass…

Inmate Name:
Patton, Elsa Carreras
Inmate #:
100079277
Last Arrest Date:
00:30AM 10-09-2010
Sex:
Female
Race:
White
Age/DOB:
76
Height:
5′ 7″
Weight:
150
Status:
N/A

Family drama: Marysol's mother Elsa Patton was also arrested last year for driving under the influenceElsa, courtesy of Miami-Dade PD

Psychics are their own worst clients… they can never predict their own arrests

Charges Resulting from Arrest on 10/09/2010

1.  Dui/Unlawful Breath Alcohol Level
Counts: 1
Bond: $0.00
2.  No Valid Drivers License
Counts: 1
Bond: $0.00
 
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A few weeks after Mommy Elsa was arrested for DUI, Marysol, along with her Real Housewives of Miami cast mates, attended their quickly-thrown-together premiere party, as reported by Miami.com… 
 

If you didn’t catch them on TV – The Real Housewives of Miami debuted 10 p.m. Tuesday on Bravo – then maybe you saw their fabulousness in the flesh.  The glam castmates came together for a launch party at the Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel on the night of Monday, Feb. 21 to introduce themselves to (hopefully) future fans. (That’s saying a whole lot when even a promotion piece is ‘hoping’ for the show…)

Lea Black was the first to arrive, with hubby Roy Black and 9-year-old son R.J. in tow. Both were beaming.  “She had fun doing this so I’m happy for her,’’ said the famed defense attorney, adding with a wink: “Luckily I was away for most of the cameras and the shooting, though!’’  Asked what she was wearing, Lea couldn’t recall.  “I literally pulled this out of my closet!’’ she said of the black lace dress with beige slip. “It’s 15 years old.’’  (Bravo Andy just twittered her the day before that the RHOM was a ‘go’… Lea barely had time to wax her brows, let alone go for a dress fitting!)

***SPOILER ALERT***  Marysol Patton, in a strapless cocktail mini, seemed embarrassed by all the attention. “I was stalked,’’ said the 44-year-old PR maven. “I went out on Valentine’s Day with***my husband***, and there were photographers in the bushes!’’  (***Well, her ‘older woman dating a younger man’ storyline is blown… She’s married to the dude!!!  Hmmm… a little Cynthia/Peter deja vu??)

Mom Elsa Patton – she of the recent DUI (above) – showed her support for her daughter. When a bystander complimented her on her sleek, straight hair, the 76-year-old plastic surgery addict aficionado thanked her and blew a kiss .  “She’s the real star of the show,’’ (If Bravo Andy is calling Elsa, the ‘KimG’ of Miami, the ‘real star’ of the show, then there are some definite problems with RHOM…) said Bravo exec/personality Andy Cohen ( Watch What Happens Live!)  Asked why the franchise picked up here, Cohen said, “Miami has got touch of The O.C. and something else. It was a no-brainer.’’  (If Miss Andy could explain what that ‘something else’ is, maybe we could all figure out a reason to watch RHOM… Come on, Andy… help us out here!)

Social… Outcast

Social, the ex-Real Housewives of New Jersey, Danielle Staub’s new project on Wealth TV debuted three weeks ago.  After it’s first airing, I was surprised to see that Social turned up the following week as this program is a slap in the face to ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,’ the series to which Social was compared and attempted to replicate.

The Original Giude to the Luxury Lifestyle, Robin Leach

Robin Leach, the host of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous lives in Las Vegas and has remained uncharacteristically quiet about this variation of his luxury lifestyle production.  This only says to me that Social is so alarmingly awful that Robin wants zero association with the sleazy Social.

Danielle… the poor, distant cousin trying to fit in with her rich relatives

Evidently, not all cable packages include Wealth TV… so for all who have been deprived of Danielle’s big jump up from reality TV to her own show, here is the latest episode of Social:   (**** Note*** Please look past the imperfect recording (my drapes are showing in the middle of the screen!) and audio.  This is the first time I’m using my Mac for this application…)  Here we go…





As you can see, the videos above are far from perfect, but that just fits in with Danielle and Social...

The Really Really Real Housewife… Fo’ Real

Fantastical news, everybody:  Joann, the Really Really Real Housewife..Fo’ Real from Bensonhurst is back with another City Rant for the Fox affiliate in New York.  This time, she’s pissed about her water bill.  Watah’s so damn expensive, she gonna have to start chargin’ people ta use da terlit.  Pretty soon da city’s gonna chahge you fa air.  Can you believe dis?

Anyway, it’s not as good as the last time when she talked about her real boobs and the 30-year-old son that lives in her basement, but it’s a step in the right direction toward getting her own show or being asked to join the Real Housewives of New York… forget about Cindy Barshop, Bravo needs to sign up Joann like yesterday!  Joann hosting a TV show would be exactly like one of those “Saturday Night Live” sketches where average people host a TV show.  Except, you know, funny…

Click Here to Watch:  City Rant: Joann vs. the Water Bills: MyFoxNY.com

Real Housewives of DC… Layin’ Low

The "Real Housewives of D.C." crew, on the "Today" show, has an author on its hands. Cat Ommanney, center, self-published her memoir, "Inbox Full."RHODC… fadin’ away

Has anyone been wondering about the Real Housewives of DC? Their first season ended and except for some bits here and there, they have faded back to their pre-Housewives lives.  The Washington Post is asking why the RHODC aren’t going about the usual post-Housewives routine of writing cookbooks or putting out auto-tuned ‘hit’ songs:

“Isn’t it about time for the “Real Housewives of D.C.” to be cashing in?  After all, reality-TV salaries don’t nearly cover the spiritual cost of opening your life to the cameras, and stars of the other Bravo franchises have all attempted to use their newfound fame to try to sell us something.  But four months after the first D.C. season ended – and there’s no sign on the horizon of a second season – we’ve yet to see a best-selling diet book or cheesy dance-pop single out of our Washington crew.

Cat Ommanney, the sharp-tongued British import who was arguably the series’ breakout star, is now promoting a memoir – the tale of her chaotic years pre-”Housewives,” when a torrid affair ended her first marriage and catapulted her into a hard-partying, jet-set life.

Cat’s book can be bought online… meh!

(And yes, she dishes about her brief ’06 canoodle with Prince Harry – coyly referred to only as “a very handsome young Royal” – that made her short-term tabloid bait.)  But despite the usual trappings of a glamorous book launch – a party next week at stylist Ted Gibson’s N.Y.C. salon, to be followed by another fete here – Ommanney’s book, titled “Inbox Full,” is self-published.  The author told us (via phone from England, visiting with her young daughters) that she had been offered a book deal but that the publisher wanted to “change my voice. . . . There were parts of my diary they wanted to fill in, and they used expressions I would never say.”  So she’s doing it herself, and, despite the dubious track record of self-publishing, she’s optimistic. “You get far more royalties” this way. “More people are buying online than anywhere else.”

Her infamous co-stars Tareq and Michaele Salahi signed with a celebrity-booking firm, a common step for other reality stars, but we’ve seen less of that with the D.C. ‘Wives. Ommanney acknowledged that she’s done “a couple” of paid appearances in nightclubs, “but I don’t have anyone helping me, no publicist.”

There appear to be a few other projects in the “Housewives” pipeline: Stacie Turner is working on a book about finding her birth parents – a key plotline on the show – and scene-stealing Paul Wharton is working on a reality pilot of his own.

Mary Amons and Paul Wharton… he’s been working on his own reality show even while RHODC aired… it’s not gonna happen…

Fellow ‘Wives’ Mary Amons and Lynda Erkiletian have focused quietly on charitable causes and business since the first season ended.  And what about a second season? “Housewives” series set in other cities have typically rushed a second season onto the air within a year of the first. But Bravo has remained officially mum on the subject of the D.C. show, and there’s been no sign of any new episodes shooting yet.

Ommanney believes she’ll be returning to your TV screen. “The long gap has made people think there won’t be one, but I’m quite confident that there will be a second season,” she said. Even without another Salahis-at-the-White House saga to probe? “It will show much more interesting story lines,” she said.”

NOTE:  Cat Ommanney is very optimistic about a second season of RHODC.  She’s probably going by the theory that if she thinks about it and wishes hard enough, it will become reality.  Hate to be the one to burst Cat’s bubble, but IMO, RHODC isn’t that interesting to warrant a second season.  Maybe Cat could talk with Andy about being a roving Housewife… Cat could pop up at the most opportune times and be the ‘Zelig’ of the Housewives’ franchises… Think about it… it may be a reason to continue watching the Housewives.

Source:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/23/AR2011022306437.html

Sheree… A Retrospective… Kinda

While looking for a particular item regarding the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Ms. Sheree Whitfield, I came across some other things of interest…

Sheree wants to wring Wendy Williams’ neck after her ‘interview’

The first is from May 2009, after the first season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Sheree stopped by the Wendy Williams radio show for an interview.  This was just three months before Wendy’s debut as a talk show host and the ‘interview’ was more like an interrogation, followed by a verbal berating by Wendy… Wendy calls Sheree fake, hard and mean and proceeds to tell Sheree she has a ‘streak of the lesbianism’… there’s no video, but good listening.. :


And than just for a nightcap, Bonnie Hunt and Niecy Nash’s classic take on the Real Housewives of Atlanta… they improv’d the entire video:

Diluting the Housewives ‘Brand’…

A thought-provoking article from EW.com by Darren Franich in which Mr. Franich is requesting begging imploring demanding urging  the Housewivesevery single one of them… to stick to what they do best, which is appearing as themselves on their respective Housewives franchise…

real-housewives-actingCamille and LuAnn… neophyte thespians… let’s not take it any further!
 
“I have nothing against any housewives, real or otherwise. It’s a free country, and people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, and we’re all just co-astronauts on the big blue starship called Planet Earth. When people are famous in America, they get a lot of opportunities. When people are infamous in America, they usually get even more opportunities, because America is broken.   I can’t begrudge people for making silly mistakes. But I can send out a message from the bottom of my heart to all Real Housewives far and wide, from Atlanta to New York, from Orange County to New Jersey, from the new one (obviously, the Real Housewives of Miami)  to the one we’ll never speak of again (obviously, the Real Housewives of DC):   Please, ladies, stop trying to act.
 
The RHOA Sheree Whitfield… actin’ like she doesn’t see the repo man around the corner…
 
I bring this up only because, in the last week, we’ve seen two Housewives stars pop up in non-Housewives roles.  Tonight, Countess Luann de Lesseps of the Real Housewives of New York will appear on Law & Order: SVU;  last week, Camille Grammer played a loudly exaggerated version of herself on S#*! My Dad Says. (Grammer will also be front and center at the Oscars as CNN’s fashion and celebrity commentator.)  Throw in the fact that the Real Housewives of Atlanta star Sheree Whitfield had a brief cameo on The Game last month, and you’ve got a legitimate trend. And it’s a trend that must be stopped, people.  Stopped, I say!

The key to enjoying the housewives on Housewives, I think, is that the franchise slyly makes fun of them while also doing them a profound service: By elevating their oft-ridiculous personalities into the stratosphere, the shows make their various interactions begin to feel simultaneously melodramatic and actually worthy of a good sitcom. That magic — which I’m guessing comes mainly from some especially savvy people in the editing room — gets completely lost whenever the Housewives start trying to actively perform. (I suspect that the “performing” instinct is also a big reason why the later seasons of Housewives franchises tend to decline in quality — the stars have all had a chance to see themselves onscreen, and they start to adjust themselves to fit the camera.  (Werner Heisenberg literally talked all about this.) … and SH talked about the Heisenberg Principle back in early January:  http://stoopidhousewives.com/2011/01/03/housewives-and-the-heisenberg-principle/

So please, wonderful Housewives: When you get the offer to play a boozy middle-aged flirt on Rules of Engagement, or a wealthy murder suspect on CSI: Miami, or the one millionth sexy doctor on Grey’s Anatomy: Don’t do it. Leave acting to the actors. After all, you’ve already found your greatest role: Yourself.”

Sourcehttp://popwatch.ew.com/2011/02/23/real-housewives-countess-svu-stop/

NOTE:  “I suspect that the “performing” instinct is also a big reason why the later seasons of Housewives franchises tend to decline in quality.”  This blurb from the above article says volumes.  The HWs overall decline has been observed by more than the readers of SH.  The recent premier of the Miami franchise (in place of the RHONY) is not the singular reason for the overall watering down of  the Housewives.  Pinpointing the exact component of the Housewives franchises that led to diluting the Housewives brand is challenging because it seems to have crept up on viewers, not jumped out… it was a slow burn, not a flash fire.  There is something ‘off’ about the Housewives.  The fact that New York was postponed because there was ‘so much good material’ that the editing department wanted to spend more time getting it ‘just right’ before airing the next season is testament that there are problems.  You can usually tell when a series or program has ‘jumped the shark;’ however, because each Housewives franchise is unique this classification is dificult to apply.   With the addition of the Real Housewives of Miami, Bravo is further diluting the brand, which is the beginning of the demise of the Housewives.  IMO, I would have rather that Bravo aired the first seasons of Atlanta, New Jersey or New York in place of the delay of New York.  Bravo has to realize that there needs to be some breathing room… there can be too much of a good thing.

Kim and Kroy’s Little Boy Bay-bee Bump…

Kim Zolciak of the Real Housewives of Atlanta is pregnant with Kroy ‘Atlanta Falcons’ Biermann’s bay-bee… everyone knows that.  When she and Kroy were Andy’s guests on the very first baby shower on Watch What Happens Live!, Kim told Andy that they knew the baby’s gender, but were not going to divulge that tidbit of top secret info. 
Miss Andy tried everything in his power to get Kim or Kroy to tell him if was a boy or girl, but Kim wasn’t gonna budge and Miss Andy knew not to push Kroy too much, if ya know what I mean.  So, neither of them said nothin’.   

Baby Shower… Woo-hoo!!!

But… remember Kim’s visit to her psychic?   Unlike Allysnake ‘Patricia Arquette… hold on, I gotta take another drag of steam from my blue plastic cigarette…Plays Me on TV’ Doo-bwah, Kim’s psychic was pretty much on-the-money about what she’s told Kim so far, and her psychic told Kim that she was having a boy.  So, if Kim’s psychic says that Kim is having a boy, then Kim better plop out a little bundle that has an appendage that requires a circumcision, ’cause Kim’s psychic doesn’t pretend to be a psychic, unlike that other psychically dormant rip-off on RHOBH who told Kyle and Kim what they wanted to hear only after she questioned them both before persuading them that her psychic abilities were worth payment.  

But, really, is this photo montage necessary????

Kim Zolciak put her baby bump on display while wearing bikinis in her Life & Style photo shoot.

Demi Moore started this pregnancy photo trend when she modeled nude while pregnant with Rumer for the cover of Vanity Fair magazine.  Remember this from 20 years ago?:

The original naked pregnant pose… it’s been done to death… can’t someone think of something else???

Sourcehttp://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2011/02/23/2011-02-23_pregnant_kim_zolciak_wears_bikini_exposes_her_big_baby_bump_on_life__style_cover.html

The Really Real Housewife… Fo’ Real!

Miss Andy needs to see this Really Real Housewife… in fact, Miss Andy could jump on the D train and be at her house in Bensonhurst in less than an hour to sign her up for the newest franchise in the Housewives’ stable… The Really Really Real Housewives…Fo’ Real.

NOTE: The Fox News affiliate must have had some problems with You Tube because they took down the video…  just click the link and you can still see JoAnn’s video… 

City Rant: Joann from Bensonhurst: MyFoxNY.com