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Steph J

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  1. Steph J

    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    Was there really? I suppose I shouldn't be surprised given how women's weight always seems to be fair game for discussion, but it's not really unusual for people to wait a little a while after getting married before conceiving so that they can enjoy just being married before moving on to the next phase. Plus, William and Kate got married in 2011. 2012 was a busy year what with the jubilee and the Olympics. If it were me I'd certainly put off conceiving after all that was over and done with.
  2. Steph J

    S11.E18: Reunion Part 1

    I was legitimately shocked when I looked at the time and realized that the first part was already over. We didn't even get anywhere!
  3. Steph J

    S11.E18: Reunion Part 1

    I think it'll go: Bethenny, Dorinda, Bethenny, Ramona, Bethenny, Luann, Bethenny, Sonja, Bethenny, Bethenny, Barbara, Bethenny, Dennis' Ghost, Bethenny, Tisnley, Bethenny.
  4. Steph J

    S11.E18: Reunion Part 1

    Nah, she survived the boat trip.
  5. Steph J

    S11.E18: Reunion Part 1

    Can someone muzzle Bethenny so that other people can answer a damn question here and there without being interrupted?
  6. Steph J

    S09.E21: Hurricane Camille

    JFC: DORIT ADOPTED A RESCUE DOG AND THEN GAVE IT AWAY AND IT ENDED UP IN A SHELTER. She is very much the bad guy in that story, regardless of how it spun out from there. It started with Dorit. She is ground zero for that bullshit.
  7. Steph J

    S09.E21: Hurricane Camille

    Say what you will about Ken, but I've always liked how he's totally ride or die with LVP. What's the point of having a partner if they aren't going to have your back?
  8. Steph J

    S09.E21: Hurricane Camille

    It's rare to see someone run so completely out of fucks to give.
  9. Steph J

    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out the British press had been issued some sort of gag order to keep them from talking about it - sort of like what William did regarding the Rose Hanbury rumors, but with more "forceful" backing from the British government. I mean, the government already stepped in to shield Andrew from being deposed by Virginia Roberts' lawyers (and this was in 2015 - they've been protecting him for years), and given the names already associated with this business, it's not out of the realm of possibility that there are some as yet unnamed politicians and/or media people who were also involved with Epstein and think that by protecting Andrew, they can protect themselves, too. Once this tree really gets shaking who knows how many powerful men are going to fall out of it.
  10. I sincerely hope that the next time Dorinda brings up Scott, Tinsley yells "CLIP!" right in her face, hand motion and all. I mean, seriously, Scott is not so interesting that they needed to spend 30% of the season talking about him.
  11. Luann lives her show 24/7. How much "mental preparation" time does she need?
  12. Steph J

    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    True, but I imagine it's easier to convince a 26 year old that they "have to" move than it is to convince a 70+ year old that they have to move (but I'm just basing that on my family's experience with elderly relatives, lol). I mean, Clarence House is literally just a five minute walk from Buckingham Palace.
  13. Steph J

    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    Buckingham is the London residence of the Queen, as well as Prince Andrew and the Wessexes. I'm not sure about Prince Philip now that he's retired - I think he's dividing his time between Windsor and Sandringham.
  14. Steph J

    S08.E04: One Big Happy Family

    I think this show has totally damaged their ability to actually grow as people and become functioning adults. The steady stream of MTV money gave them no reason to have ambition and try to better themselves (this is true of pretty much all the Teen Moms, of course, with the exception of Farrah who, for whatever else you can say about her, has always had hustle), and being on TV has given them a false sense of self-importance (again, this is true of pretty much all of them - when these shows finally come to a real, permanent end, I would be very interested in seeing a decade later "where are they now" to see how they coped without the show). But even more than that, I think the experience of the show has psychologically damaged Cate and Tyler (particularly Cate) in ways that might never be undone. If 16 and Pregnant had just been a one-off show, I think that they would have been fine. They would still have had to find a way to break out of the cycles of drug addiction and poverty that their families were stuck in, but I think that they would have found a way (albeit maybe not together, and that might have been for the best). But the show turning into an ongoing thing is probably the worst thing that could have happened to them. They put Carly up for adoption for a number of reasons, but one of them was certainly financial - they knew they couldn't provide for her in the way that she wanted her to be provided for. Yet here they are now with this MTV money, probably thinking that if they had known then what they know now (that the money truck was about to pull in) they wouldn't have gone the adoption route. I think at least some of their issues are a result of trying to grapple with the guilt and resentment and all the "what ifs" that flows from all that.
  15. Steph J

    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    One of the things I've noticed over the years whenever the subject of a crown property getting renovated comes up is that the costs always seem to be so high because the properties aren't being maintained properly and have been allowed to fall into a state of disrepair. That was the case with Kensington 1A when Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowden moved into it (I remember reading in a bio of Margaret that the place was so derelict on the inside that there was a giant hole in the floor on the ground level), and to a lesser extent it was the case with 1A again when William and Kate moved in since it hadn't been inhabited in the decade since Margaret's death and was being used for storage. Buckingham Palace was allowed to fall into such a bad way that a piece of the ceiling once fell out and nearly brained Princess Anne, and I believe that one of the reasons that Charles is planning to stay in Clarence House rather than move to Buckingham when he becomes king (other than probably being quite comfortable in CH at this point) is that he considers Buckingham to be borderline unlivable. I think the reasoning behind not keeping up with repairs is to reduce annual operating costs, but it seems to me that spending a little bit more on an annual basis to see to basic maintenance (and maybe the occasional major project, as needed) would be a lot cheaper in the long run than trying to fix everything in one massive renovation after years of neglect and at a point where the structural integrity of a building is in question.
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