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RHOM TV Recaps

Lea Black Magic: RHOM Recap

The Real Housewives of Miami - Season 3

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Who is practicing “black magic” on Mama Elsa, all while planning her big charity ball? Keep reading this RHOM recap to find out!

Romain has Joanna blindfolded. No, this is not some kinky sex game. They don’t have sex, remember?

He’s driving her to a secret location. It’s a house! Right off the bat, Joanna doesn’t it, based on the modern decor inside. But once she sees the pool, dock, and view…SOLD! Me, too, Romain. If it doesn’t work out with Joanna, call me!

Joanna loves the house SO much, she wants to bang Roman on the spot. As always, he declines. They have plans to see a sex therapist to fix this problem. Read More »

TV Recaps

Tamra’s O.C. Wedding Recap

Tamra's Wedding Special - Season 2013

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I’m not a huge Tamra fan. Will Tamra’s O.C. Wedding manage to keep my interest for a whole hour every week? Keep reading for your Tamra’s O.C. Wedding recap!

Tamra is planning her dream wedding with the help of her best friend Ricky and celebrity wedding designer Diann.

Apparently Ricky has been Tamra’s BFF for ten years and he will be her “man of honor” at the ceremony. Hmmm so then why have we never seen or heard of him before this spinoff? Read More »

RHOM TV Recaps

Let’s Talk About (Not Having) Sex: RHOM Recap

We rejoin the Real Housewives of Miami in the middle of Lea and Adriana’s fight.

Adriana finally apologizes for not defending Lea when Ana said that Lea does all her best work “on her back” at the Reunion. But it goes downhill from there.

Then, “years of pent-up frustration” come out. Lea did not side with Adriana in the Joanna/Adriana fight because Lea didn’t think Adriana was right to slap Joanna.

Adriana thinks that Lea just wants the young, popular, hot model Joanna to be her friend, and that is not Adriana. “Why are you so jealous of Joanna?” Lea asks Adriana. Read More »

RHONJ TV Recaps

The Horse Knoweth All: RHONJ Recap

The Real Housewives of New Jersey - Season 5

 

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We rejoin the Jersey guys and gals at Miraval, the spa retreat that is not so much a spa and more like a therapy-filled spiritual dude ranch. But with drinking. Read on for your RHONJ recap.

Melissa, like the viewing audience, has had enough of all the kumbaya business on this “spa vacation.” “I want a fucking cocktail by the pool in a bikini,” she whines to Joe. Ditto.  Read More »

RHOC TV Recaps

RHOC: “Secrets” Revealed Special

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OMG can Bravo drag out this season any longer? I don’t think so. A three-part reunion and now a “Secrets Revealed” Special? Give me a break. (Although of course I still watched.)

The following “secrets” were revealed: Read More »

RHOC TV Recaps

Girth Brooks: RHOC Recap

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It’s the final part of the Real Housewives of Orange County Reunion!

We start with one of my favorite parts of the season, the onion ring fight between Terry and Heather Dubrow. Viewers want to know why Heather is so hard on Terry when he gives her such a fabulous life. Heather says, “I give HIM a fabulous life, too!”

Andy then asks if Alexis and Jim made a concerted effort to appear better on camera this season. Alexis says, “Yes.” She claims that Jim is a funny, quirky, lovable guy and in the past three seasons, none of those scenes made the show. Or actually happened. Read More »

RHONJ TV Recaps

A Chuckalina Full Of Sparkles: RHONJ Recap

It’s once again time for a RHONJ getaway of love, healing, and (hopefully) trust falls. Pack your bags for Miraval, the magical Arizona spa retreat. Keep reading for your RHONJ recap!

Teresa’s “whole thing is to cook with love,” she tells the “crowd” at a cooking demo for her new grilling book. Kathy shows up, since all is still good with the cousins.

Teresa recounts to Kathy what happened at the Milania hair care launch with Penny, Jan, and Melissa. According to Teresa, Melissa must be 100% convinced that she wasn’t at fault, after Penny’s non reassurance. Read More »

Guilty Pleasures

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching “The Walking Dead”

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching TWD
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When I was a kid, I always hated how there were never any new TV episodes during the summer. Although I do have a vague recollection of Melrose Place premiering in the summer. Did that really happen? If so, that was a brilliant idea.

After spending the day at the pool or the beach or in a hot, stuffy office, sometimes the most relaxing thing to do is sit in your dark, cool den and watch TV. With wine.

With the exception of a few cable shows, there’s really nothing new on right now. To combat your summer boredom, why not try out a new show? My suggestion: AMC’s The Walking DeadRead More »

RHOM TV Recaps

A Storm’s A-Brewin’: RHOM Recap

Will Lea and Adriana resolve their issues? Doubtful! Get all the details in this RHOM recap!

The episode opens with Roman preparing a healthy breakfast in bed of watermelon and bananas for a lingerie-clad Joanna. Good God, does she really deserve this man?! Oh wait, he cheats.

Roman thinks that they should buy a house since they will be getting married soon. Speaking of the wedding, Joanna tells Roman she wants her sister Marta to be her maid of honor. Roman thinks that is a bad idea, since Marta isn’t a fan of their relationship. Read More »

RHOC TV Recaps

Gretchen v. Everyone: RHOC Recap

We begin Part 2 of the RHOC Reunion with clips of the ladies “whoopin’ it up.” The best of the montage is Heather’s face as the rest of the girls are catching STDs from the Mexican strippers.

A viewer asks Alexis what Jim’s best body part is and she says that he has a big penis. I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

Lydia is asked about her mom’s pot smoking. Lydia says if her mom was a drunk, she’d have a problem with that, too. Will Lydia tell her kids about her mom’s drug of choice? “Well, the cat’s out of the bag now!” says Alexis. Read More »

RHONJ TV Recaps

Penny For Your Thoughts…RHONJ Recap

Who will stab Melissa in the back next? Find out in this RHONJ recap ahead!

Newly lovey-dovey sisters-in-law Teresa and Melissa get together at Melissa’s house. Melissa shows Teresa the cover for her new book, Love, Italian Style.

Teresa thinks Melissa looks gorgeous, but wonders why Joe isn’t on the cover with her, if it’s a book about marriage. Read More »

RHONJ

Spotted: Teresa Guidice!

So Monday evening around 10:00 P.M. I was checking my email and saw one from my mother-in-law. The subject line was “Real housewives.” 

I was intrigued, because I know my mother-in-law doesn’t watch any of the Housewives shows. I opened it up and lo and behold- it was a tale of a Teresa Guidice sighting on Long Beach Island!

Here is the scoop: Read More »

RHOC TV Recaps

The Real Housewives of Orange County Reunion {Part One} Recap

Welcome to the Real Housewives of Orange County Reunion, Part One! Get ready for rehashing some old fights…in some cases, fights that go back to Season One! Keep reading for your RHOC recap!

Gretchen looks like a beauty pageant queen. Lydia looks like a fairy. Vicki looks fabulous, especially her glittery eye shadow (but minus her earrings). Tamra’s teeth look funny. Alexis looks pretty. Heather has too much eye shadow. (Andy looks the best of the bunch, as usual.) Read More »

RHOM TV Recaps

New Beginnings? {RHOM Recap}

Confession: I have not been a faithful Real Housewives of Miami watcher from the start. I only watched a few eps last season and then marathoned some over the weekend. But…I LOVE IT! And I am so looking forward to this season!

Alexia’s back as a fulltime Housewife, and Marysol, Ana, and Karent are out. (Although Marysol and Ana still appear on the show.) Read More »

RHONJ TV Recaps

I Look Like a Turtle: RHONJ Recap

Are you dying to know how Teresa and Jacqueline’s meeting ended? Do you want to know who said, “I look like a turtle?” Keep reading your RHONJ recap to find out!

Last week, we left Teresa and Jacqueline in the midst of their sitdown. Maybe it’s because I was just watching the RHOM reunion with the fiery Miami ladies, but this storyline is just so lame. I’m over it. Either be friends or don’t- just stop talking about it. Read More »

RHOC TV Recaps

RHOC Season 8 Highlights {PLUS} a Wines by Wives GIVEAWAY!

Just in time for the Reunion, I bring you The Top 10 Highlights of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Season 8 AND a fabulous giveaway for some Wines by Wives!

10. The Return of Lauri. I used to love Lauri. Like, she was my fave housewife back in the day. And I was so happy for her when she found her knight in shining armor, George. But then she came back this season in full-on bitch mode, just to stir up trouble for Vicki. Which begs the question, why did she come back at all? If George is so super-rich, she obviously doesn’t need the money. And she claims to be so busy with her 8 million kids and horses, so…what’s up with her return? We did just fine without you for the past several years, Lauri. Take a hike! Read More »

Parenting

The Best Parenting Books To Check Out

Best Parenting Books to Check Out

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My sister (who doesn’t have kids yet, mind you) has been hassling me to read this book called Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting. She said it’s a parenting game-changer.

Apparently the French are PERFECT at raising cute little croissant-eating geniuses who sleep through the night and are well-behaved. Also, the French love wine…so obviously, I trust their judgment. Read More »

Me, Myself, & I Parenting Relationships

Parenting Goals: My Happiness Project, August

 Parenting. It’s a 24/7 job that comes with no manual. No instruction book for “What to do when they won’t eat fruit. Or vegetables.”

You kind of just have to wing it. And if you’re like me, half the time you think that you’re failing. So while we all know that being a parent is ultimately rewarding and filled with many moments of joy, this month I want to address the many more moments of parenting frustration that I go through. 

Basically, I want to pay more attention to my parenting, possibly learn some new skills, and feel happier about the time spent with my children. Read More »

RHOC TV Recaps

Ryan’s Rage: RHOC Recap

For the love of all that’s holy, can Heather please shut up about Malibu Country? I’m serious. Can she? Or is it physically impossible for her?

Find out in this RHOC  Season Finale recap!

We rejoin our favorite Beverly Hills-knockoff housewives at Vicki’s Winter Wonderland party. SHHH! Stop talking shit about Gretchen- here she comes! And she’s late, Heather would like to point out. Read More »

The Bachelorette TV Recaps

Who Won The Bachelorette? {Season Finale Recap}

Will Part 2 of The Bachelorette Season Finale live up to the hype? “The most shocking conclusion ever!” “You think you know, but you have NO idea!”

Keep reading to find out who (if anyone) gets the final rose from Desiree…

After last week’s heartbreaking turn of events, Des is still reeling. Chris Harrison sits down with her for a chat and asks if she’s okay. Duh, of course she’s not. He tries to comfort her with some awkward hand-holding. Not helping, Harrison. Read More »