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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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Reunion by Beth Brophy {Book Review}

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Three old friends meet for a Hamptons getaway where secrets are revealed and relationships are tested.

Reunion by Beth Brophy
After reading a memoir by Sue Klebold, mother of Columbine killer Dylan Klebold, I felt as if I needed something light for my next book.

When I received an email suggesting I check out Reunion by Beth Brophy, I happily obliged.

The cover reminded me of an Emily Giffin novel– brightly colored, with a simple title and a small graphic.  Read More »

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion, Part Three: Recap

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Will anything shocking be revealed in Part 3 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion?

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Usually there are bombshells or wild accusations in any Reunion Part 3, but this one was pretty tame. 

I’m not surprised, though– this was one of the lamest seasons of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills ever. We didn’t have the clear villain of Camille Grammer or Brandi Glanville.

There wasn’t a hush-hush addiction problem of a cast member. (Just a cast member’s sister.)

Instead, we got a woman who was sick being told she wasn’t sick by her “friend.” It was tired and it dragged on much too long.

Here’s what we learned in Part 3 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion… Read More »

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion, Part Two: Recap

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Yolanda breaks down in tears, plus Kim Richards takes the stage.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills - Season 6

I almost skipped watching this one, because I’m assuming all the good stuff will be in the third installment of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion.

But I watched anyway. Couldn’t help myself! If only to see Rinna dig herself deeper and deeper and deeper into a hole…

Here are ten things we learned during Part 2 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion: Read More »

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion, Part One: Recap

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Yolanda’s divorce is discussed, as is Faye Resnick. Yawn.

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I came up with a drinking game for the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion. 

It’s so simple…I can’t believe I haven’t been playing it all season long:

DRINK EVERY TIME YOU HEAR THE WORD “MUNCHAUSEN’S.”

That’s it. That’s the game. Read More »

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10 Things We Learned from The Vanderpump Rules Reunion, Part 3

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Get your recap of the ten most scintillating details from the third installment of the Vanderpump Rules Reunion!

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This was definitely the juiciest installment of the Reunion. I love to hear them talk about their friendship status now with each other, plus I love to hear Ariana get called out for being lame.

So it was a great episode for me!

Here are 10 Things We Learned… Read More »

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10 Things We Learned from The Vanderpump Rules Reunion, Part Two

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James and Lala come under fire in the second installment of the always scintillating Vanderpump Rules Reunion!

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My initial thoughts as I watched Part Two of the Vanderpump Rules Reunion…

Do we really need to see Tom Schwartz’s proposal to Katie again? Why must Lisa Vanderpump be there like a referee? Oh dear– Lala’s makeup has not improved since Part One.

Despite the fact that all the best stuff will surely come in Part Three of the Reunion, here are 10 Things We Learned from the Vanderpump Rules Reunion, Part Two: Read More »

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10 Things We Learned from The Vanderpump Rules Reunion, Part One

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It’s Part One of the Vanderpump Rules Reunion…here’s what we learned!

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Where did this season go?

It seems like we just met Lala and thought she was going to be a sweet addition to the show. We were so naive!

I can’t believe this amazing show doesn’t even get its own special locale for the Reunion. They have to sit on high, uncomfortable bar stools at SUR. Really, Bravo?

Here are ten things we learned from the Vanderpump Rules Reunion… Read More »

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion Drinking Game

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Last week Bravo unveiled a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion Bingo Game

You know who plays bingo? My grandmother. In the nursing home.

I checked the bingo cards out anyway, but they’re not even printable. Lame.

This got me thinking– why not have a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion Drinking Game? Because nothing goes better with the ladies from Bev than a glass of Chardonnay that you can throw at your viewing companions! Read More »

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Vanderpump Rules Reunion Highlights

Vanderpump Rules - Season 3

Were you forced to choose between The Bachelor season finale and the Vanderpump Rules Reunion…and you chose The Bachelor?

Don’t worry– I did the dirty work for you and watched both.

Here are the top ten highlights (or shall we say, “lowlights”) from the Season 3 Vanderpump Rules Reunion, Part One. Read More »

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Real Housewives of New York Reunion Part 3 Recap

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Here are ten things we learned from last night’s final installment of the Real Housewives of New York Reunion…

10. Aviva thought Carole was older than 50. And when Aviva said, “At least I’m not 50,” she meant it as a compliment.

9. Heather informs Aviva that she doesn’t have a storyline. “All we ever talk about is your f***ing leg!”

8. Ramona believes herself and Heather to be the leaders of the group. Everyone respects them. (According to Ramona.)

Andy Cohen, Kristen Taekman, Ramona Singer

7. Sonja is a Christian and as such, is able to forgive people. 

6. Heather’s son Jax had the less-invasive ear surgery. Kristen’s daughter Kingsley is walking, but still gets therapy (which Josh attends).

5. Ramona tries valiantly to get Aviva to figure out why she has such a dark side to her usually nice personality.

4. Sonja thinks that LuAnn and Ramona were projecting their own problems on her all season.

Carole Radziwill, LuAnn de Lesseps

3. Kristen called Ramona and Sonja “her crazy drunk aunts” as a dig. Not a compliment.

2. Aviva took her leg off at the party because she wanted the “three shrews coming at her to shut up.” She claims that she didn’t plan to throw her leg.

1. Aviva can’t drink bubbles. Sorry, no champs for you!

Eh, so that’s it. I felt like Part 2 had all the fireworks. Also, wasn’t it rare that that show ended with everyone sort of getting along? 

Tell me your thoughts! Who do you want to see back next season? I’d like to see the newly single Ramona, definitely the Countess, Carole, Kristen, Heather, and Sonja. Oh wait. Did I just say EVERYONE BUT AVIVA???

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Real Housewives of New York Reunion Part One Recap

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As usual, Andy kicks things off on a light note, asking the ladies about their taglines. For the zillionth time, Kristen’s is a joke because she’s a model. She doesn’t actually think she is dumb. 

And yes, Carole does indeed have a great ass, as showcased by her fab gold dress. Coupled with her blonde hair, she looks STUNNING. Best dressed, hands down.

Also loving Sonja’s hot pink/black lace dress and Kristen’s loose waves. (Sidenote: Andy comments on Kristen’s “new boobs.” I thought she got them before the season filmed, but I guess not?!) Read More »

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RHOBH Reunion Part 3 Recap

RHOBH Recap

The third and final installment of the RHOBH Reunion begins with Andy showing how the ladies began to distrust Lisa.

We see the clip of her making the joke “Well that’s where the rumor comes from you being seen with a younger woman” to Mauricio, in front of Portia. I will usually defend Lisa, but I found that to be tasteless and inappropriate.

Also shown is the Puerto Rico trip when Lisa is confronted about Tabloidgate and being friends with Scheana. Read More »

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RHOBH Reunion Part Two Recap

RHOBH Recap

WordPress ate my draft of this recap when I was 90% done. After struggling to find my work for 25 minutes, I admitted defeat.

So, you’ll have to settle for this abbreviated recap, or Ten Things We Learned From The RHOBH Reunion Part Two… Read More »

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RHOBH Reunion Part One Recap

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BREAKING NEWS: I have figured out Bravo’s secret to dramatic reality television.

Even if the ladies of any particular Housewives show are getting along at the end of the season, by the time the Reunion taping rolls around, they have all just watched an entire season of catty confessional comments and things said behind their backs…so they are ready to rumble with all this new information.

And then, any friendships that were doing okay (like say, Kyle and Brandi’s) are now put through the ringer by all the Reunion questions and accusations. So then people previously on good terms will now end the Reunion hating each other once again, just in time to start filming the next season. It’s ingenious! Read More »

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Vanderpump Rules Reunion (Part 2) Recap

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What other sexy secrets and lies do the SUR-vers have up their sleeves? Will we learn the truth about Jax’s shady past? 

Part 2 of the Vanderpump Rules Reunion kicks off with Kristen storming off the set because Tom and Ariana are holding hands.

Scheana explains that she is trying to be there for Kristen, but it’s hard. Stassi is pissed that Scheana is now friends with Kristen and Jax (her two enemies).  Read More »

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Vanderpump Rules Reunion Recap

A very scruffy (but still sexy) Andy Cohen welcomes us to the Vanderpump Rules Reunion at SUR. All of our favorite SUR-vers are there: Stassi, with a cheap blonde dye-job, a brunette Katie (finally!), Jax, Scheana, Tom, Kristen, and Lisa.

Andy points out that Tom and Kristen are not sitting together…does this mean that they are not together? Yes, says Tom. That’s what it means.

According to Lisa, everyone is still working at SUR except for Stassi, who left without any notice a month ago. (Lisa is not happy.) Read More »

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RHONJ Reunion, Part 2: Recap

The Real  Housewives of New Jersey - Season 5Teresa probably saying something like “I don’t save my texteses!” Photo courtesy of NBCUniversal

It’s time for Part 2 of the Real Housewives of New Jersey: Reunion. Keep reading for the full recap…

We are still joined by all the Housewives, the Joes, and Rosie. Andy starts by asking everyone if they could take back one thing they said this season, what would it be? Read More »

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RHONJ Reunion, Part 1: Recap

The Real  Housewives of New Jersey - Season 5

Photo courtesy of NBCUniversal.

It’s my favorite time of year! No, not Halloween…reunion time! I don’t care what franchise it is. Reunions are the BEST part of the season.

Not only do we get 90 minutes of Andy Cohen, the ladies (especially the Jersey ones) always bring the dramz. Keep reading for your RHONJ Reunion, Part 1 recap! Read More »