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'The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills' Recap: Star Sighting

December 17th, 2014 9:33am EST
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Aside from a very brief moment when we see Brandi at her "job" as a podcast host, let's call this "the daughters" episode. It was not necessarily that interesting, but it covers the mother gamut of denial, exasperation, substitution and pride.

Yolanda literally has to ride out her daughter Bella's DUI until she can get off Kyle's yacht and get on a plane home. I thought when she got there we'd see her counseling Bella or yelling at her or taking her to her court date, but what we got was her confessional segment explaining away Bella's behavior as a good, smart girl who had a momentary la...
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'Girlfriends Guide To Divorce' Recap: Divorce Lawyer Up

December 10th, 2014 9:34am EST
'Girlfriends Guide To Divorce' Season 1 Episode 2 Recap: Divorce
The comment made by family expert/marriage guru and author, "Abby McCarthy" (Lisa Edelstein) about wishing her husband dead has gone viral and is fodder for every TV talk show. Her ex, "Jake" (Paul Adelstein), is still crashing on her couch because the stay-at-home dad has yet to find a place to live or look for work as a cameraman (he's a failed movie director.)

On top of it all, Abby's editor has abandoned her and the publisher has assigned her a new one who has cancelled her book tour, and tells her that they'll "regroup" when they see how sales of her series go.

Things seem to loo...
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'Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills' Recap: Livin' La Vida Housewife

December 10th, 2014 9:03am EST
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This is livin'?

Unfortunately, this was another one of those "laying the groundwork" episodes that, when it's over, I have to ask, "What just happened?" because nothing did.

Kim prepared for her daughter Brooke's wedding. She tried on a couple of mother-of-the-bride dresses in the midst of her other kids being sick. Kyle came over to give her opinion on the outfits and ended up running around the house with a mask over her face trying to avoid getting sick for her Mallorca trip.

Brandi also took a trip -- to the headquarters of the company that airs her podcast: Brandi Unfiltered, where ...
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Real Housewife Star Brandi Glanville Dumped Via Email

December 9th, 2014 12:25pm EST
'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Star Brandi Glanville Dumped
"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Brandi Glanville shows that even celebrities can get dumped in the worst way possible.

Glanville revealed on Twitter that she was dumped by an unnamed boyfriend via email.

Ouch!

The mother of two sons with ex-Eddie Cibrian revealed, "My boyfriend just broke up with me via email because I said my kids will always be my first priority...NYC here I come."

Since her tempestuous 2009 divorce from Cibrian, Glanville has had a tough time finding a stable relationship.

She admitted to Us Weekly that finding love in the limelight has been tough.

"I don't...
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'RHWOBH' Recap: 'Pay Attention To Me!'

December 3rd, 2014 9:31am EST
KR
The private jets, the yachts, the Cartier jewelry and a snippy fight as a finale -- all the reasons to watch the BH franchise are back -- so I thought.

It all began with Lisa Rinna's birthday party at PUMP, Lisa Vanderpump's new restaurant. A couple of Lisa R.'s friends were invited, plus Kyle and Mauricio, and of course Lisa V. and Ken. Rinna's husband, Harry Hamlin, was flying in from Vancouver where he was shooting. Would he get there in time for the celebration? Indeed he did with a ring from Cartier. (Lisa tells a funny story about how when she first met Harry, his wife Nicolette Sher...
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'Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce' Series Premiere

December 3rd, 2014 8:29am EST
LE
I've been a fan of Lisa Edelstein since the '80s when she was a club kid who went by the name Lisa E. So, I really want to embrace her new show that gives her the starring role as "Abby McCarthy" -- a marriage/family guru who authors a highly successful how-to-survive-it-all book series -- who must begin again post divorce. (It's like the co-author of "The Rules" about how to get and keep a man, whose husband left her. The joke was that she didn't follow her own rules.)

I don't know how long I will be able to keep watching, as the show, as well acted as it is, is rather depressing. I'm tak...
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‘Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills’ Recap: It’s All About Brandi

November 26th, 2014 8:52am EST
BG
If I’d known that there was going to be so much focus on the unpoised, tacky and desperate Brandi Glanville, I wouldn’t have watched.

I have to say, I was excited about this season. Not only was the cast infused with new blood (Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson, who we have still yet to meet), but I love watching what all their money can buy. Unlike the other housewife franchises, where the women who are indeed comfortable and live well but are a far cry from the super rich socialites they claim to be, the ladies of BH have got stacks and seeing them spend it is as mesmerizing as watching a m...
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'Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills' Season 5 Premiere

November 19th, 2014 10:20am EST
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
White out!

It's the calm before the storm in the fifth season opener that has Kyle's yearly White Party serving as a metaphor for wiping the slate clean.

Intercut with Kyle making the final arrangements for her soiree that has grown into one of Beverly Hills' most sought-after invites, we see the ladies come back together, and get introduced to one of the newbies, Lisa Rinna, who I predict will run rough shot over the lot of them and take over as head housewife of BH. (The other new cast member, Eileen Davidson, has not appeared yet, probably because she or Bravo want her to have her own ...
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'RHONJ' Reunion Part 3: Good-bye Teresa Giudice

November 12th, 2014 9:19am EST
TG
This is the last time I'll be writing a recap for the Jersey housewives. I feel like I've been let out of prison.

And just as I am getting out, Teresa Giudice readies herself to go in.

As with the first two parts of the reunion, Andy focused on Teresa G. and her personal issues, but first he let the Jersey boys have a free-for-all and embarrass themselves with name-calling, accusations, and unmatched bravado. They proved that you don't have to be a housewife to make a fool of yourself as well as flaunt your ignoranance or show off how low class you are.

There was a lot of ganging up on J...
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'RHONJ' Reunion Part 2: Let The Name Calling Begin

November 7th, 2014 8:50am EST
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Scumbag. Skeletor. Fame Whore. Oh my.

No it's not the school yard, it's the gathering of the Garden Staters who are in evening gowns; the men are in suits; and everyone is over the age of 40.

"I came on for fun and now look at me," said Teresa Guidice, who Andy once again honed in on right away. Her face has grown considerably more sad sack as the reunion has progressed, so the Bravo puppetmaster thought it was the perfect time to remind her -- via table-flipping era footage -- of her shallow, screaming banshee, "I live in a five million dollar houses," days.

They segued into her fathe...
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