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  1. Celia Rubenstein

    Mykelti

    For a second I thought that was the guy who plays "Newman" on Seinfeld.
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    Bethenny Frankel: Skinny Girl

    Not true. A person can waive HIPAA's privacy provisions any time they want to and allow their medical information to be shared for some reason. It's done every day when someone wants another doctor or their attorney or a family member to have access to certain information in their medical file. Bethenny could easily grant Dr. Oz similar permission if she chose. Actually, I would guess that many of Dr. Oz's guests waive their right to medical privacy in order to allow him access to their records so he can understand their case and discuss it on his show. So it's something he is probably very familiar with and would have had no problem requiring of Bethenny if he had any doubts about her story.
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    Bethenny Frankel: Skinny Girl

    I didn't see any skepticism from Dr. Oz or the audience. He was his usual overly-earnest self, intensely focusing his attention on his guest in an attempt to create the illusion that what they are saying is actually interesting. To the extent the audience members shown had any reaction at all, they looked like they were mildly bored to me. Dr. Oz pointing out that miso soup doesn't usually have fish in it didn't seem like an expression of doubt about Bethenny's story in my opinion. I think he was just playing at being a journalist, emphasizing the unexpected twist in the series of events that lead to all the drama. He doubtlessly knew all the details of her story before she ever walked out on stage ... I'm sure he didn't invite her to appear so he could expose her as a fish allergy fraudster, lol. That kind of thing is Dr. Phil's schtick, not Dr. Oz's. But ... but ... Luann is such a delicate dew drop, while Bethenny is ... Bethenny. You're not suggesting the same rules be applied to BOTH of them, are you? That's insanity!
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    All Episodes Talk: Small World, Big Lives

    Wow, Amy's parents look amazing. Hard to believe they are 86 and 90! I might have guessed they were twenty years younger.
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    Jeremy and Auj Poj

    Ok I broke down and watched the video found my charger and was able to watch the video. What a non-event. Just ... nuthin' ... the biggest who gives a shit I've wasted my time watching in a long time. And Audrey was full of crap advertising Ember's reaction. Because she didn't have one. Zero. Zip. Nada. I want my 45 seconds back!
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    Jeremy and Auj Poj

    Thanks, @AZChristian. I suspect they were hoping Ember would have one of those little meltdowns you sometimes see kids go through when they see Daddy without long hair or a beard for the first time. Good on her for not delivering them the moment to further exploit! I bet Ember was thrilled to see that mop go, if for no other reason than it means she will find less strands of Jeremy's hair in her food!
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    Jeremy and Auj Poj

    Can someone post and "after" pic and describe Briquette's response please? I refuse to sit through the whole thing the battery on my kindle needs charging and I don't have enough power to watch it.
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    Jeremy and Auj Poj

    Exactly. Over achieving isn't really a problem or flaw in and of itself. It's the pushy, controlling, demanding, insensitivity that often goes along with it which irritates the people around you that is the problem. As well as the stress you create in the environment by never being satisfied. I can't say I'm surprised Audrey prefers to flatter herself and describe herself the way she does. Articulating anything truly insightful that demonstrates an awareness of how annoying she is might make her sound less than perfect and we can't have that.
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    Jeremy and Auj Poj

    Ohgodplease what contrived bullshit from start to finish. I don't buy Audsie's cute little story about herself and her toys and I don't believe her kid stuffed herself into that buggy with all those toys and the cat on top of her. Oddball did it just for a picture. No great need to educate the tot about the need too make room for herself. All she needs to worry about is making mom stop using her as a market tool.
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    QVC

    The one good thing about tuning into David's show was that I actually sat through the humidifier presentation and was inspired to go pull out the one I bought a couple of years ago and hook it up. My dry nose is feeling better already. Thanks, Dave! But you'll notice I mentioned I bought it a long time ago. I'm not in the market for another. And when I see them selling something that I have absolutely no interest in buying (and know they're going to spend twenty minutes on it), guess what I do ... that's right, I CHANGE THE CHANNEL. And sometimes I don't come back for hours, maybe even all day. So they are not only not selling me a humidifier, they are not going to be selling me the next twenty products, either! It's just so dumb of them to spend soooo much time selling the same old products day in and day out. They are actually driving old customers away. And speaking of Amazon and QVC spending too much time on a single product, the last couple of times I've almost bought something from the Q, they lost out to Amazon because while the presentation dragged on I decided to peek at Amazon and compare prices (last time it was the Halo Bolt - I grabbed two just before Christmas because they happened to be on some kind of lightening deal - 89 bucks each, like ten dollars cheaper than Q if I recall correctly. A few months ago I picked a slightly different floor/window AC unit than the one the Q was hawking mercilessly all day). They just spent so much time talking and talking and repeating the same things ... They got me interested in buying but they didn't convince me I needed to buy from them, then and there, or else I would lose out. Endless presentation suggests endless supply, so there is no sense of urgency. And if you leave customers time to compare prices and your "deal" isn't really all that great, you don't make the sale. A competitor does, based on all the time you invested creating interest in a certain product. It also means that particular customer is never going to come back and buy item X from you since they already have it. Sometimes I think the only thing the Q accomplishes with the overly long, repetitive sales presentation is doing another merchant's marketing for them. I acknowledge that I'm a pretty careful consumer and everyone should be comparing prices, especially on big ticket items. But I can tell you that speedier presentations of more novel items are far more likely to cause me to buy on the spot. For example, those Muk Luk slippers. Every year I'm afraid I'm gonna lose my color and my size and I get swept in. It's the momentum of the presentation and the fact that their is actually a little variation in the product from year to year. Sometimes even when I'm not in a slipper buying mood, I will watch the presentation to see what the new designs and colors are. And guess what - that means I will probably see the next item up for sale and ads for things that will air soon. It lures me in instead of driving me away.
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    QVC

    . Yeah, I agree ... David's new show was a real disappointment. I thought it might be something like At Home With Jill, too ... like an actual "show," sort of. Maybe with some new stuff. But it was just the same old junk. The only difference from In The Kitchen With David was that David was wearing a cardigan instead of an apron. The ad for the show with David pouring himself a glass of wine and settling down in front of the fire was kind of misleading. I was all set to like it, but nope.
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    Zach and Tori

    Hmm. I wonder if part of what is going on is the issue of Tori going back to work teaching. Wasn't that the plan? She was going to take some time off but eventually go back? How old is Jackson now?
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    Because being a stay at home mom does not necessarily mean you are a scullery maid who is saddled with the responsibility of doing every last single menial chore there is to be done in the entire household day in and day out without a break or any help from anyone else. Derick's dog ass has been on a three week break from school "de-stressing." A trip around the room with the vacuum cleaner won't kill him.
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    All Episodes Talk: Small World, Big Lives

    Little People Big Margarita!
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    S06.E13 & E14: Tell-All

    Lying to Olga about applying for her visa is, though. Unless that was just producer-staged drama , too. I guess it's possible. Lord knows this show is faker than Ashley's titties. But if Steven was faking those shifty little beady eyes darting around, he deserves an Emmy. I've never seen a more transparent liar. He should take lessons from Jay on how to keep a steady gaze while spinning his yarns. Someone asked Steven why he didn't tell Olga he just wasn't ready for marriage and then the bullshit about Olga being too crippled by pregnancy to handle the news began to flow. What rubbish. She was strong enough to listen to him yell and berate her mere hours after being cut in half and having a human being pulled from inside her. Steven's supposed "concern" for her delicate state is nothing but an excuse for lying to her. Damn Kalani for butting in to support him.
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    S06.E13 & E14: Tell-All

    I think you mean the scissor sisters.
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    S06.E13 & E14: Tell-All

    I do. It was the passport Steven was going on and on about, IIRC. You know, the document that allows one to travel. Which is exactly what I think the little shithead planned on doing with that baby The people at the embassy set his ass straight, though, and he was whistling a very different time when he came out. He realized his little plot wouldn't work and he had to come clean to Olga. I'm glad she signed off and won't be in part 2 of the reunion. It would be too painful to watch her squirm while Steven gets called out for obviously planning to dump her and take off with their child.
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    I once took a homemade vegan cake to my daughter's favorite Thai restaurant where we were celebrating her birthday with her friends. They had no desserts on the menu to speak of. I called ahead to get their okay and offered to pay a plating fee but they said it was no charge. I get the feeling the Dillards didn't drag out that ugly cake because they needed/wanted a special cake or there were no dessert options. I think they're just cheapskates.
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    S06.E13 & E14: Tell-All

    Would he? I'm not so sure ... He seemed to think getting Myson an American passport was the most important thing on earth. I believe he thought that would be enough to allow him to take off with the kid. They better not let him skate on this issue ... his obvious plan to abscond with the baby was worse than his lie to Olga. I just hope Kohlrabi keeps her yap shut and doesn't defend him again, foreclosing discussion of the subject like she did before.
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    S06.E13 & E14: Tell-All

    I lol'd at Ashley saying she hoped Larissa didn't provoke her into revealing "ratched Ashley." As if Ashley isn't ratched every damn episode. She's the poster girl for the term.
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    S06.E13 & E14: Tell-All

    As big a creep as I think Jay is, after tonight I've decided that Ashley actually bugs me more. Enough already with her dumb ass. I'm sick of her smug little pouty sneer and her demanding that Jay explain himself and listening to her castigate him endlessly when he tries to defend his hopelessly inexcusable behavior. He doesn't love her and he never did and she has to know that. Nevertheless, she keeps demanding that he say something - anything - that will give her an excuse to stay with him. He can't, of course, so she berates him some more then snivels about how she doesn't know why she hasn't kicked his ass out yet. Gawd. I don't understand why she hasn't kicked his ass out, either. I damn sure don't know why she is sitting there snuggled up to the pig, letting him drape his arm around her. I suspect it is because Ashley has a deep need to be cheated on and Jay is just the man for the job. They were made for each other. Whatever. I'm just sick of listening to Jay's smarmy lines and I've heard enough of Ashley's pathetic mewling. They can get off my tv now, please. Steven's face turned so beet red during his exchange with Ansuelo. I thought he was going to stroke out, lol. He got off way too damn easy over the whole lying to Olga about filing for her visa thing. She was pregnant so it was okay to lie to her, really Kohlrabi? You're full of shit and you'd tie Ansuelo's nutsack in a knot if he pulled that on you and you know it. Shut up. By the way, your manchild of a husband has a screw loose ... what the hell was with his head slapping meltdown at the end of the show? That was NUTS. I mean it was seriously NUTS. You better keep an eye on that dude. He was scary. There are no words to express how little I care about Jon and Fernada. If TLC thinks I am going to endure watching a clip of that stupid spoiled brat literally foaming at the mouth sobbing again, they're as crazy as Ansuelo. That's what the fast forward button is for. I did enjoy learning what a catty little bitch Fernanda is, though. I had no idea. I sensed she was vain and arrogant and conceited, but she really has a nasty streak, too. Tangling with Larissa is a mistake, though. The Brazilian Bomber is way above her weight class. She's gonna end up regretting getting into it with her. But Jon and Colt are pretty evenly matched ... both of them are snide little pricks with superiority complexes who think they are way smarter than they actually are. Seeing them trying to out passive aggressively denigrate each other was a hoot. Does anyone know why Ashley is in such a tizzy over Larissa? Because Larissa seemed to not even know Ashley exists, lol. Yet Ashley seemed determined to get into it with her. Talking all badass about backhanding her, puleeze. Ashley is a hopeless doormat and Larissa would eat her up like a bowl of Debbie's bith phtew. I enjoyed Leida's tearful performance but I ain't buying it for a second. You don't go from being a heartless, selfish hag who demands your fiance dump his kids to the remorseful, enlightened soul she tried to pretend she was that quickly. Spare me. The only thing Leida regrets is letting the camera capture her heinous behavior and the grief she's been catching since the show started airing. I gotta hand it to her, though ... she threw herself at the mercy of the audience, saying all the right things. It sure shut down all discussion of her behavior. As much as I don't want to see Tasha put through the wringer any more, I am looking forward to her confronting Leida next week. And looks like that model of responsible, compassionate sensitivity, Steven, is going to have a few things to say to Eric about what it means to be a father. If Ansuelo can keep his shit together and not go completely crazy and bust up the joint, it should be an interesting show.
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    The Annual Golden Globes Topic

    Hooray for Sandra ! Did you all know she brought Jodie Comer as her date to the show tonight? Love it! I wish I had watched the red carpet show so I could have seen them.
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    The Annual Golden Globes Topic

    Dammit doesn't any body love Killing Eve the way I do???? What's WRONG with everyone!
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    ... but ... but ... her son married a Duggar! Doesn't that make her life infinitely more interesting and important and meaningful?!?!? Uhm, no. It doesn't. Sorry, Cathy. Go self publish your little tome. But don't waste too much money printing up copies. Maybe some leghumpers will buy a copy, but nobody else is going to be interested.
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    Maybe that was the best angle that could be obtained without managing to include something even more distracting than the boots in the shot. I dunno. What I do know is that I've managed to miss capturing some pretty cute moments with my pups by fussing around trying to get them from an angle that doesn't show my empty wine glass on the end table or the tangled cord to the heated throw they look so damn cute snuggling on together. Sometimes it's just best to click away and let it be. If Jill or Derick had bothered to go move the boots, Sam might have dropped his mop and taken off and the moment would have been lost. You know, maybe that's what Sam was hoping for. The whole set up was actually a carefully staged scene ... Sam placed the boots where they would show in the picture of him adorably mopping the floor (a cleverly calculated stunt he knew would be photographed for propaganda purposes) just so that one of his guards would have to go move them ... he planned to trip the guard with the mop handle and make a break for it in the ensuing chaos! But of course his captors put no thought into the background of the photo, foiling his carefully laid plans. Too bad, Sam, it was a good effort. Better luck next time!
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