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The Bachelorette Drinking Game: Season 13 Premiere

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The Bachelorette Premiere Drinking Game

 

It’s here, it’s here!

It’s Bachelorette Drinking Game time!

And who is a more deserving Bachelorette than Rachel Lindsay, the first African-American Bachelorette that the franchise has had?

Rachel is intelligent, poised, beautiful, and fun. Let’s hope she can sort through this bunch of losers and find a guy or two worthy of a 6-9 month engagement and a broken heart!

So let’s have some fun tonight…get your bottle(s) of wine, invite your friends over, and print out this game to play along!

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7 Things About the Vanderpump Rules Reunion, Part 2

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Part 2 of the Vanderpump Rules Reunion is discussed…

Last week’s Vanderpump Rules Reunion (Part 1) was full of feel-good vibes…James and Jax were laughing together, Katie apologized to Lala, etc.

Of course that was too good to be true.

Lala was on the hot seat in the second installment of the Reunion last night and boy did they dish it out.

7 Things About the Vanderpump Rules Reunion

1. Katie/Stassi/Kristen vs. Scheana, Round 67. This time the ladies find fault with how Scheana eats and drinks. Apparently Scheana’s not liking fish (although Kristen won’t eat it either) bothered them when they went to the Hamptons. As did Scheana’s refusal to drink sugary, calorie-laden drinks. I’m on #TeamScheana here…if I looked as good as her, I’d be watching what I ate, too! The other girls are just jealous. Case closed.

2. Might James be coming back to SUR? When Andy asked Lisa Vanderpump about whether or not James would work for her again, she seemed reluctant to give a hard “NO.” I bet he’ll be back. Lisa has a soft spot for James, which (as pointed out by Andy) is much different than how she feels about another ex-SURver, Kristen.

3. Lala’s excuse for missing Ariana’s party. After seeing the previously unseen footage of how rude and mean Jax was being to Lala at the time, how could anyone question her decision not to go on an RV trip with him? I don’t care if Tom Sandoval promised that Jax would be nice, it would still be an incredibly awkward and anxiety-ridden trip for Lala. She bailed. Let it gooooooooooooo!

4. So IS Lala’s boyfriend married? What is the deal here? She says he isn’t married but if he isn’t, then why all the secrecy? I still haven’t figured this one out. According to this, her boyfriend is married producer Randall Emmett. I’m so confused. I thought I could trust Lala’s word. (Lolz.)




5. The N.D.A. thing. Okay so we can all agree that a non-celebrity having just the people she hangs out with (a.k.a. her friends) sign non-disclosure agreements is a little weird, right? She swears this is a normal thing to do (it’s not) and that it’s just to protect her from when she’s drunk and high and saying or doing dumb stuff. Tom Sandoval presented an easy solution– don’t be around people you don’t trust. I have another easy solution– don’t blackout so you don’t know what you’re doing or saying! Also, I thought she was sober now??

6. Nicolai. Was bringing Stassi’s little brother Nicolai to the Reunion necessary? I could have gone without knowing that he’s walked into Stassi’s room seeing her boobs and a “weird expression” on her face. What was that all about?! 

7. Scheana said that Katie has a drinking problem…not to be confused with being an alcoholic. I liked the distinction here and I think she’s right, although to be honest, I think quite a lot of them on that stage could be classified as problem drinkers. I have a feeling Katie is not going to forgive this one.

While I was a Lala fan throughout the season, her appearance in Part 2 of the Vanderpump Rules Reunion left a bad taste in my mouth. I mean, they’re all high on themselves, but she’s taking it to the next level.

My M.V.P.s for last night were Scheana and James.

I will be eagerly awaiting the appearance of Shay on the final part of the Reunion…until next week!

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10 Things About the Vanderpump Rules Reunion, Part 1

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Here are my thoughts on the Vanderpump Rules Reunion, Part 1…

I hope you played along with the Vanderpump Rules Reunion Drinking Game last night. If you didn’t, print it out for next time!

I thought everyone looked really good, but I was confused by the seating of Jax and James next to each other. I assume it was to try to get them to fight? 

Mission NOT accomplished!

Let’s chat about what went down, shall we?

10 Things About the Vanderpump Rules Reunion

1. By far, the best moment of the Reunion was Katie’s (seemingly) heartfelt apology to Lala. It was well-deserved and long overdue. I would love for Lala to be brought back into the fold as a friend of this crew…she was an awesome addition to the show!

2. Oh wait. Or was the best moment when James Kennedy did an impression of Stassi crawling back to SUR from New York?! The James last night was the James that I love. How is it possible that he had all his haters cracking up at him?! Even Jax!

3. Everyone looked gorgeous in their Reunion Wear, but my favorites were Scheana (HAIR!) and Stassi. I think Brittany could have picked a better gown to support her new boobs, but that’s okay. 

4. Stassi telling Scheana how not to be skinny. “Go to Taco Bell…I know how to do it.”

5. I couldn’t love Tom Sandoval more, but when he was defending Lala? That was amazing, chivalrous, kind, and brave. Not even James was sticking up for her!




6. I wish we had heard more about the nasty text Katie sent Tom and Ariana on Gay Pride. I can’t believe she had the nerve to shame them for actually doing their jobs and showing up for work during a tragedy. Girl, please.

7. I felt Kristen’s presence was unnecessary last night. All she did was chime in to tell Scheana to “own her own shit” or roll her eyes whenever James spoke.

8. After a season of being really frustrated by Katie’s attitude, I appreciated her explanation that she was in a bad place and acting out. I don’t think she’s inherently mean and evil. I think she got caught up in treating Lala and Scheana poorly and then didn’t know how to just apologize and stop it.

9. Do you think Tom Schwartz was mad at Tom Sandoval for going after Katie? He was pretty brutal to her…she definitely deserved the criticism, though.

10. The scenes for next week with Shay look really good. He’s got some major balls to want to participate in the Reunion. Or he just needs some cash money for all his “studio equipment.”

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Vanderpump Rules Reunion Drinking Game

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Print out a copy of the Vanderpump Rules Reunion Drinking Game!

The most exciting thing about Vanderpump Rules this season (for me) was the fact that I became a card-carrying member of Team Ariana. 

Yes, that’s right, previously I hated Ariana and Tom Sandoval. Now I think they are my favorites on the show. Seriously. I even wrote an apology letter to Ariana explaining my turnaround. Read More »

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Guilty Pleasure Book Recommendations

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If you’re looking for a good book to read, I’ve got several recommendations…

I have been on a TEAR lately.

I’m reading books left and right, finishing two a week instead of catching up on my beloved Bravo shows. 

Say what?! Read More »

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Thoughts on The Bachelor Finale

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I’ve had some time to process and here’s what I think about The Bachelor finale.

In case you haven’t heard by now, Nick Viall chose Vanessa and sent Raven packing on the finale of The Bachelor Monday night.

This was not a surprise to me; I thought Nick’s relationship with Vanessa was way more developed than his relationship with Raven. Read More »

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A Bachelor First {10 Things It Could Be}

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There’s going to be a FIRST on tonight’s three-hour Bachelor special!

So according to the latest promos for tonight’s finale of The Bachelor, we are going to experience a “first” on After the Final Rose.

Hmmm.

I’ll be the first to say I’m suspicious. Don’t they always say this?  Read More »

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The Bachelor {Episode 10 & Women Tell All}

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Nick sends one of the final three home plus it’s the Women Tell All!

I’ll start by saying I did not stay up to watch all two hours of Women Tell All last night. I was trying to watch it in bed but it got to be embarrassing with all the whining and the Corinne/Taylor drama. My husband was in the room with me and I kept wanting to say, “I’m intelligent, I swear!”

Instead I just turned the TV off and finished it in the morning.

So yeah. I was not impressed. Read More »

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7 Things to Look Forward To {Real Housewives of New York Season 9}

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Check out 7 Things to Look Forward To on RHONY!

Real Housewives of New York is back already? Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy, really I am. RHONY is my second favorite after RHOBH.

But I feel like we just ended the season. The scandal of Tom cheating on Luann remains fresh in my mind.

In any event, judging by the trailer for the new season, it’s going to be a good one. Read More »

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8 Things About The Bachelor {Fantasy Suites, Part 1}

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What exactly does Andi want???

The Bachelor Contestants
 

So a lot went on in a short amount of time this week.That’s right, the TV gods noticed that I can barely make it to 9:00 each night so they threw me a bone and only dropped an hour episode on us.

Unfortunately next week is a whopping THREE HOURS of The Bachelor programming (a one-hour regular episode plus two hours of The Women Tell All), so I guess this is just a taper week, as we runners call it.

Let’s get to the good stuff…

8 Things About The Bachelor {Fantasy Suites, Part 1}

1. Andi. So…Andi just dropped by to “see how it’s going?” COME ON. Andi, you were a respected lawyer. WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU?! This was the dumbest ploy in the history of The Bachelor. Nick did not need Andi’s blessing to go ahead and sleep with all three women in the Fantasy Suites. He was going to do that anyway.

2. The timing. Were the ladies standing there in the cold that whole time while Nick was chatting it up with Andi? Way harsh.

3. Leather jackets. Are leather jackets a thing now? Do I need one? Could they POSSIBLY MOVE THESE LADIES INDOORS???

4. Bye, Corinne. WOW. I did not expect Corinne to get sent home, but in fairness, she did have condensation all over her face during the Rose Ceremony. I actually felt bad for Corinne. She grew on me the past several weeks. I would be annoyed at Nick for offering zero explanation as to why he ended things. Oh well. At least Corinne gets to devote more time to naps now.




5. The Rachel Spoiler. So this is where the decision to announce Rachel as the next Bachelorette makes no sense. I was expecting Corinne to receive a rose after Hometown Dates and for Rachel to be sent home. But now that Rachel is the one who got a rose, I am instantly assuming that she gets sent home next…because they wouldn’t tell us she loses if she’s in the final two, right?! Really annoyed by that spoiler.

6. Nick can iron? SOLD! I can’t iron. Thankfully, my own husband (also named Nick) can iron, too. Maybe it’s a Nick thing.

7. Raven revealing that she’s never had an orgasm… OMG. I am cringing but also feeling for her. Here Raven. Try this. Sixty-three five-star customer reviews on Amazon can’t be wrong!

8. “I do love you.” I found Raven’s declaration of love to be very genuine, as did Nick. Again, she got a much better reaction than Vanessa did when she said she loved Nick. Weird.

Another “To Be Continued” episode. Shocker!

Don’t forget next week is THREE HOURS. Get your sleep in now, my friends…

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10 Things About The Bachelor Last Night {Hometown Dates}

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Ain’t no dates like Hometown Dates!

 

Hometown Dates is one of the best episodes of the season, mainly because there are always some colorful characters to meet.

After abruptly sending Kristina home last week, there was no need for a Rose Ceremony and Nick told the four remaining girls that they would all be getting Hometown Dates…if they wanted them.

Which they did. Duh. Read More »

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7 Things About The Bachelor Last Night {Season 21, Episode 7}

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A huge spoiler announcement came out yesterday…

 

Yesterday was another weird episode for The Bachelor, with no Rose Ceremonies and a couple of slightly surprising exits.

PLUS, there was the huge announcement made by ABC about who the next Bachelorette will be. More on that if you keep reading.

{That is your spoiler alert.} Read More »

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The Problem with The Bachelor

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I feel that the fundamental premise of The Bachelor is flawed…

 

As more and more women who (in my eyes) have barely formed a connection with Nick sob their way to the rejection limo each week, I am reminded of my fundamental issue with The Bachelor franchise…

The premise is flawed. Read More »

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7 Things About The Bachelor Last Night {Season 21, Episode 6}

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Nick whittles the group down A LOT this week. See who remains.

The Bachelor Contestants
 

We are nearing the end of our journey!

I always say this, but it went by so fast, didn’t it? Nick made some major progress this week by eliminating tons of ladies…on group dates, on 2-on-1 dates, and at rose ceremonies.

He is on a mission.

Let’s discuss what happened in last night’s episode… Read More »

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10 Things About The Bachelor Last Night {Season 21, Episode 5}

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Ten things about last night’s episode of The Bachelor…

 

My life feels so crazy lately I can’t even give The Bachelor the attention it deserves.

That’s right– I didn’t even finish the episode until this morning. I don’t know what’s going on.

Clearly, I need to get my priorities straight!

So here’s an abbreviated version of the normal weekly recap…

10 Things About The Bachelor Last Night

1. I can’t with the Disney movie tie-ins. Each season it’s something else and this season it happens to be Beauty and the Beast. A live-action version. I know some of my friends are really excited about seeing this movie, but I don’t get it! Maybe if it was a live-action version of The Little Mermaid, I could get behind it. Beauty and the Beast? I’ll pass.

2. If this episode is going to be set up as Corinne vs. Taylor…I’m going to have to say that I’m on #TeamCorinne. #sorrynotsorry

3. When the girls try to explain the importance of the 2-on-1 date to the rest of us…

Corinne: “It’s going to be really hard.”

Vanessa: “Yeah, because one person is going home.”

THANKS FOR THE CLARIFICATION, LADIES.

4. Regarding the relationship between Nick and Rachel, I FINALLY feel like there is a legitimate connection between a Bachelor and a woman of color. It’s sad, but in the past it seemed like Bachelors kept a minority girl around just to show “Hey, look, I’m not racist!” without actually taking the time to form a meaningful connection with the person. I REALLY like Rachel and Nick together!

5. It seems as if the girls are always sitting around playing with each other’s hair. I would go on the show literally just to have people play with my hair. Isn’t it the best??? And my husband never wants to do it.




6. My apologies but I had to fast-forward through the haunted house date. As soon as I heard the words “little girl looking for her doll,” I was done with that.

7. Poor Taylor doesn’t know what she’s up against on this 2-on-1 date. I would say the odds are about 90% that Corinne stays. Guys like “Corinnes.”  Maybe not for the long haul, but certainly to fool around with until it’s time to pick that final girl!

 

8.Who was the hottie boat driver that took Nick, Corinne, and Taylor through the bayou? Is he single?!

9. So now where does one go to have a voodoo doll of an enemy made? Can a person order one online? #askingforafriend

10. I am loving the Jersey girl, Alexis. Her blooper reel is amazing. No way in hell she’s ending up with Nick, but #AlexisforBachelorette!

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Mid-Season Review

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Let’s chat about the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as we approach the middle of Season 7.

 

We have almost reached the halfway point of Season 7 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

I will confess that I hadn’t been keeping up with it each week, but after binge-watching the past several episodes this week I feel compelled to speak out on several issues.

Let’s start with what is becoming a focal point for this season, the introduction of new Housewife Dorit. Read More »

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What Happened on The Bachelor Last Night? {Season 21, Episode 4}

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Nick takes the remaining ladies to his hometown, where Corinne continues to stir up sh*t.

What happened on The Bachelor last night
 

Another week, another on-stage slow dance with Danielle L.

Can you say “frontrunner,” anyone?

Also similar to other weeks is DRAMA WITH CORINNE. Shocking, I know.

Unfortunately for the rest of the ladies, Corinne’s antics don’t seem to bother Nick. Yet. Read More »

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What Happened on The Bachelor Last Night? {Season 21, Episode 3}

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What happened on The Bachelor last night? Get the recap…

What happened on The Bachelor last night track and field
 

As has become the standard, we were left with a cliffhanger situation last week on The Bachelor and had to pick it up after Liz’s (slightly) dramatic exit and the realization that Nick needed to tell the girls about their history. Their sexual history, that is.

To his credit, Nick doesn’t skirt the issue. He makes an announcement that is basically, “I slept with Liz nine months ago, she didn’t want my phone number then, and I don’t want hers now.”

Personally I don’t think this situation is Nick’s fault at all. I’m 100% sure he didn’t want some random chick he banged at Jade and Tanner’s wedding showing up and making things awkward for him as The BachelorRead More »

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What Happened on The Bachelor Last Night? {Season 21, Episode 2}

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Find out what happened on The Bachelor last night as Nick embarked on his first dates.

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You want to know what happened on The Bachelor last night? Corinne happened on The Bachelor last night.

It certainly didn’t take long for Corinne to be painted as the villain although “painted” may be the wrong word to use. She is wretched. I see no redeeming qualities thus far.

She is a mix of Stassi from Vanderpump Rules (in both looks AND personality), Olivia Caridi from Ben Higgins’ season of The Bachelor, and Courtney Robertson from Ben Flajnik’s season.

Let’s take a look at how Corinne’s reign of terror continued last night… Read More »

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The Bachelor Drinking Game: Nick Viall Edition

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Get The Bachelor Drinking Game and have drunk fun each week!

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Of course I am already liking this season, but that’s just because I HEART NICK VIALL.

Objectively, though, I do think it will be a really good season, mainly because he actually has a personality unlike the last several Bachelors. Not naming any names, BEN, CHRIS, and SEAN.

But let’s get to the important stuff. It’s time to drink. Might I recommend this as your drinking vessel? Read More »

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What Happened On The Bachelor Premiere Last Night?

 

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What happened on The Bachelor premiere last night?

What Happened on the Bachelor Premiere
 

I don’t know why I’m surprised by this but really, 40 minutes of background and filler crap before we got to Night 1 at the Bachelor Mansion?!

Was it necessary to hear from Nick’s little sister who is now too old to be playing the “cute lil’ sis” role?

Did we need to watch Nick hang out with three duds like Sean, Ben, and Farmer Chris? (Although Chris made some good cracks at Nick, I will say.)

But I digress. That’s what we get for signing on to yet another season of The Bachelor, I suppose. Read More »