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Steph J

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  1. Yeah, you're not going to impress anyone by going after the broken bird of the group. Slay one of the krakens if you want respect.
  2. Why does Bethenny keep saying she just kissed a woman for the first time? Just last week they showed clips of her letting Sonja drunkenly lay one on her. Man, Tinsley, if you describe your relationship as "like torture"... just end it. It can't be worth this.
  3. I'm with you, Tins. Dorinda and John sex talk at dinner? No thanks.
  4. Jesus, when Ramona Singer of all people is telling you that you should shut up and she's right...
  5. Steph J

    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    If it walks like a duck... Although "racist," "sexist," "snobbish," and unwelcoming to outsiders could also describe many members of the royal family, past and present. How fucking gross.
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    S07.E19: The Exorcism of Stassi Schroeder

    That actually is a thing. I'm completely baffled by the fact that the show keeps giving someone as lacking in charisma and personality as Raquel so much airtime.
  7. Also c) gets her own spinoff. I followed LVP to Vanderpump Rules and will absolutely follow her to Vanderpump Dogs, if that's actually going to be a thing. Hell, I would watch Lisa and Ken Hang out at Home with All Their Pets. But the other women? I can't imagine watching any of them on any other show (and some of them I don't even particularly like watching on this show), but I think that most of them (specifically Rinna, Erika, Dorit, and Kyle) would kill for a chance to have their own spinoff and I think that it chaps.their.asses that LVP gets opportunities that they don't.
  8. I feel like Barbara is very "on" every time we see her. It struck me watching this episode how comfortable everyone else is on camera (as they should be; some of them have been doing this for a decade) and how able they are to just be their (sometimes horrible) selves. In contrast, Barbara seems very... performative about everything that she's doing. Like when Bethenny showed up and she dramatically threw her arms around her, or when she was sitting next to Sonja at the dinner table and goading her about her sleeping arrangements (because she kept going on about how Bethenny was her "girlfriend). There's a lot of mugging with Barbara that I find very off-putting. Even in the conversation with Ramona and Tinsley about the seating arrangements I felt like that wasn't the result of her lacking tact so much as her trying to engineer a "moment" that people would talk about. She seemed very aware of what she was doing in that scene.
  9. Steph J

    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    What I love about that story is that apparently some people (dudes, I'm guessing) whined about how unfair it was to Carl that he should be born into the position of being heir apparent and then have it snatched away (never mind that, as you point out, he was all of 1 when this happened; it's not like he was prepping to become king for decades only to be displaced by a rule change). So one boy loses his position and it's supposed to be cause for grief, countless women over the course of history lose their position as a result of younger brothers being born and that's just the way it is.
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    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    The rule change didn't affect Harry's standing. He was always going to slide down in accordance with how many kids William had, just like Andrew slid from #2 to #4 once Charles had William and Harry. The only people (so far) who have been affected by the rule change (and are within striking distance of the crown) are Charlotte and Louis because the rule change meant that Charlotte was not displaced by Louis (as Anne was by Andrew and then Edward) and instead remains directly behind George until they grow up and George has kids of his own.
  11. Funny you should say that. The recapper at Vulture is theorizing that Barbara was meant to be a cast member this season but that the HWs (except Luann) banded together to push her out so that she's been retroactively reduced to... whatever someone is called when they don't have an apple but still get talking heads and plenty of screen time.
  12. Ramona has no issues with Barbara, except for all the issues she has with Barbara... which she will talk about while Barbara is all of five feet away. But, lol, at Dorinda saying she's never seen such horrible manners before. Every time she lets these women come over they turn feral. I feel like since Dorinda joined the show at least 1/3rd of the major blowouts have happened at the Berkshires.
  13. C'mon Rinna. Dorit is invited because the wedding is happening on the show. The end.
  14. "I haven't done anything wrong." You threw away a rescue dog Dorit. That's what started all of this.
  15. What would be the point of doing something if she couldn't draw people's attention to it/her? I'm kind of loving Denise. For someone who's been in Hollywood for so long she seems pretty down to earth and aware of how ridiculous a lot of it all is.
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    S11.E05: Shark Bait

    I agree. I happened to catch a repeat of one of the episodes from the Cartagena trip yesterday and there was a scene where Tinsley told Carole that her ex-husband used to refer to her breasts as "little uglies" and it seemed from the way that she said it that that sort of thing was typical in the relationship. I'm sure she was probably raised to "put a smile on your face and pretend everything's fine" and that that's masking how much she's been beaten down behind closed doors.
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    S07.E18: End of an Era

    Brittney. Just say that it's for close friends and family only. Don't tell her that it's because Jax thinks she's not trustworthy. How is that going to de-escalate anything?
  18. Steph J

    S07.E18: End of an Era

    Billie, you cannot treat Vanderpump the way you'd treat anyone else on this show. She's your boss, for one thing. For another, she's not going to take shit just because conflict makes "good TV." Vanderpump is very determined to present herself in a certain way, and part of that is pushing the idea that she's the revered head of this family of overgrown children who value little more than her respect and favor. She's not going to stand for being disrespected on the show that has her goddamn name in the title.
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    S07.E18: End of an Era

    People still have white parties? It's time to get a new idea.
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    S11.E05: Shark Bait

    Tinsley actually has a line of houseware products, which I assume is what she means by her "brand." But, yeah, she should take a page out of Bethenney's book and actually use the show to promote that if she wants to build it because you wouldn't know that she has products out there just by watching the show.
  21. Steph J

    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    Do you know when it became the case that men started to be present at royal births? From everything that I've read I had the impression that, in the middle ages at least, once a woman entered into confinement, the confinement chamber was a place where men weren't allowed to go until after the mother had given birth and been "churched," lest men be sullied the "sinfulness" that resulted in her becoming pregnant in the first place. I'm just curious if that's one of the things that changed once Henry VIII broke with the catholic church.
  22. Steph J

    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    This is ridiculous. Being a woman, I understand that the media presents standards of femininity that are impossible for anyone without a team of personal trainers and stylists to achieve, but royals are not "celebrities" in the traditional sense. They can't present themselves to the world as being "just like us" because then what would be the point of royalty as an institution? Royals have to set themselves apart if they're going to continue being royals. I also don't think it's fair to ask Meghan to skip the photo op because I don't know that she and Harry actually have the option of doing that, both because of the sheer amount of interest in the baby (I mean, if they skip the outside the hospital photo, then photographers are just going to be camped out in Windsor until they can get a photo of the baby, which won't be very peaceful for the Sussexes), and because of the optics involved. Someone on another board brought up an interesting point about whether the baby will be styled Prince/ss by arguing that regardless of whether Harry and Meghan want their baby to have a title, the Queen is very aware of how it would look if the family's first biracial member isn't given a title that was granted to William's kids and Andrew's kids (even though the circumstances are different, Harry being neither the son of a monarch nor the heir to the heir, and even though Edward's kids aren't styled as Prince and Princess). I'd never considered that, but I think that's a good point. People would make something out of it, even though there would be perfectly reasonable explanations from both a protocol standpoint (Harry's kids aren't automatically entitled) and a preference standpoint (Harry and Meghan might not want their kids to have titles). I think it would be the same with the photo op. Even though there might be good reasons not to, some people would perceive not doing it as the royal family "hiding" the Sussex baby.
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    S11.E05: Shark Bait

    How does Scott being bi mean that there's no future for him and Tinsley? A person can be bi and still be committed to one person. I think the problem between them is that Tinsley is telling everyone else what she wants, but not telling Scott because she's afraid that he'll walk if she asks for more of a commitment. A day later and I'm still aghast at Luann's behavior, as well as that of Ramona and Sonja. I think that Luann would always have been annoyed about being in the fish room (I think that Luann's sense of entitlement about what Dorinda "owes" her to get her back as a friend is so great that the only thing that would have satisfied her would have been Dorinda giving up her own room to Luann), but I think that Ramona and Sonja's shrill cackling (which I actually had to mute) escalated things by making Luann feel like she was the butt of a joke that had been told before she got there. That doesn't excuse Luann's tantrum, but I think that Ramonja contributed to its intensity.
  24. Steph J

    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    Who wants to follow Andrew anyway? I wonder what it will take for the press heat to finally come off of Meghan (I'm exhausted by it, so I can't begin to fathom how she must feel about this constant barrage)? My guess is that Beatrice would have to marry someone super inappropriate, like a contestant from Love Island or something, for the attention to get diverted in any significant way.
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    S07.E17: FOMO in Mexico

    I hate Sandoval with a passion, but that FOMO thing was pretty funny.
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