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  1. HunterHunted

    S09.E22: Reunion Part 1

    Before Bravo, they used to flip establishments. That's not what they do now and it's a bit disingenuous to pretend like she she'd proceed as she used to a decade ago if she suddenly stepped away from Bravo. She likes the celebrity and she doesn't want to step away. This debacle with the homophobic pastor and LVP bullying Billie Lee into absolving the chucklefucks of anything homo or transphobic that they might have said or done tells you that she doesn't have that latitude to sell and move on. It shouldn't matter if her two random employees have a homophobe officiate their wedding, but it matters if your businesses have become tourist attractions. It matters if you go to see the pandas at the zoo or to Disney World and a plaque says "A portion of the ticket sales go to the Westboro Baptist Church." She loves that an Oscar winner comes into her restaurant to reenact the title sequence from Vanderpump Rules. Also A+ to JLaw for using a dinglehopper in her hair.
  2. HunterHunted

    S09.E22: Reunion Part 1

    Not quite. Jax and Brittany had her homophobic transphobic bigot of a pastor officiating the wedding. Viewers kept bringing up his bigotry to Jax and Brittany on social media for months to only have Jax and Brittany roll their eyes at viewers' concerns. So when they knew Vanderpump Rules would be filming their Pride episodes, viewers hit up Bravo, LVP, SUR, Pump, TomTom, Andy Cohen, Jax, and Brittany on social media to explain how fucked up it was to have this bigot officiating a wedding for two people who claim to care about the queer community. Boom! He was gone. What became abundantly clear during the last season of Vanderpump Rules is don't fuck with LVP's money. LVP was going to officiate then her mother died. Lance stepped in after that. The two Housewives things that Andy Cohen is the most bitter about are the delay in airing season 5 of RHoNY and the delay in NJ waiting for Teresa to get released from prison. Both delays caused huge audience erosions and took years to recover. So when LVP comes to him asking for a year off, I'm sure they had some very rushed conversations to try to figure out if they needed to delay the entire season, demote LVP to allow her to show up as needed, or cut her from the cast entirely. Vanderpump Rules is a little different than RHoBH; it doesn't require as much from LVP. She doesn't need to have her own storylines. She had to show up to oversee work on TomTom, fire James, have a heart to heart James' garbage mother, and show up at the TomTom opening. I don't think her brother's death was really addressed during Vanderpump Rules because the show doesn't require her to be that candid. Her brother died on April 30th. Vanderpump Rules usually starts filming mid May, but they delayed until June 1. LVP seemed a little bit more sad, but you couldn't really see any difference in her. I think the smartest choice would have been to stick LVP into that weird friend+ role Camille seems to occupy. LVP could have had the women attend the TomTom opening, she could have gone to some events in the LA area, but she didn't have to travel. Luann's best season was her friend of season because a lot of the pressure was off of her. LVP needed the space to not have to drag herself to everything if she didn't want to. This might actually be a learning opportunity for the whole franchise. Heather Thomson was so strange for the first half of season 5. She was a newbie AND her dad died 3 days before her first day of filming. They should have postponed with her. It took until season 8 of RHoNY for them to start filming fake scenes to slot into earlier footage to pretend like there wasn't a delay. Had they given LVP a bit of a breather, they could have done the same with her. Ryan Seacrest productions like KUwtK and Shahs do it all the time.
  3. HunterHunted

    S11.E19: Reunion Part 2

    Even Moaner got a $70,000 loan from her hated father to start her business. I believe she paid him back within 6 months or something along those lines.
  4. HunterHunted

    S11.E19: Reunion Part 2

    She wasn't required to take Antabuse under the original probation agreement. She's was only required to take it after she slipped up with the mimosas. Unfortunately, they filmed the reunion before her second appearance in court. Luann didn't know that she'd be required to take Antabuse.
  5. I don't think it reveals that Carole didn't write What Remains. I think it reveals that Carole needs an editor and the Daily Fail has shit editors. Both are facts that we've known all about for years. There's a reason why editors at Wikipedia have cautioned against using the Daily Fail as a primary source. It also feels tonally similar to What Remains and her earlier blogs.
  6. HunterHunted

    S11.E19: Reunion Part 2

    Well, Twitter remembered. The North remembered. I know no hypocrite like the one in New York whose name is Skinnygirl even if she smirks her way through a segment. https://mobile.twitter.com/bethenny/status/1152036915979276288
  7. HunterHunted

    RHoBH in the Media

    We've seen Kyle be mean and manipulative. This didn't come across that way to me. I've never felt that Kyle outing Kim was anything more than accidental and borne out of frustration built up over decades. Kim had been in rehab twice before the show ever started. Kim had demonstrated that she was terrible with money and didn't seem all that concerned that her child support was going to be winding down very soon. Kim didn't really seem to be concerned with developing a new income stream. At varying times, Kim's kids would have to live fulltime with their dads or stay with Kyle. I'm sure Bethenny had provided Kyle with a solid explanation of how the whole process worked. So when Kim starts drinking again in the middle of season 1, it starts to be too much for the family to bear and Kyle is very afraid the drinking is going to get Kim fired. When Kim attempted to borrow against her 1/3rd ownership of the Palm Springs house, Kim was getting $275,000 in alimony from Gregg Davis provided she didn't remarry. She was also getting child support for her kids. It was pretty close to half a million a year, but couldn't find any way to come up with the $20,000 that she needed. She either couldn't or wouldn't ask Kathy, Kyle, or any of the exes for the money, which makes me suspect her need for the money was sketchy as hell. So I can see why Kyle and Mauricio stepped in to prevent Kim from sapping the house of its equity. When you add in the fact that Kim is living for free in a condo that Kyle owns and pays all of the expenses and that Kim has never once paid for an attorney for the dog bite lawsuits or paid any of the damages, you start to understand that Kim is colossally financially irresponsible. I understand why people might not like Kyle outed Kim's addiction issues. I just don't know how anyone can't have empathy for Kyle in regards to Kim because Kyle has been through some shit.
  8. HunterHunted

    RHoBH in the Media

    I ran across this post about what child stars earned in the 70s and 80s. Kim was a big-ish star, but nowhere near as big as the top earners. Gary Coleman started Diff'rent Strokes at $1500/episode and ended at $80,000/episode. Melissa Gilbert was earning $750,000/season by the end of Little House on the Prairie. The success of Taxi Driver allowed Jodie Foster to start asking for $100,000/film. It also means that all of that stuff that she'd shot around the same time, but hadn't been released, got her for cheap. These are movies like Freaky Friday and Bugsy Malone. She probably didn't start earning that $100,000 per picture money on anything that was released before the middle of 1977. Kurt Russell had a 10 year contract with Disney. I don't think Kim ever had a contract that substantial. Mayberry RFD was on for 3 years. Buddy Foster was in more than half of the episodes. He made $25,000 a year for this. https://www.metv.com/lists/heres-how-much-child-stars-and-teen-idols-made-back-in-the-1970s People always believe Kim's money supported the family, but it never occurs to folks that Big Kathy told Kim this as Kim was getting older and harder to control. It's easy to drag a 6 year old to set. It's a lot harder to drag a 16 year old. Perhaps Big Kathy, who we know was intensely manipulative, told Kim this to guilt Kim into showing up to work. Big Kathy married her 3rd husband Jack Catain, a mobster, in 1980. They divorced around the time he was convicted of federal racketeering in 1986. Her 4th husband was Bob Fenton. He put in a $250,000 from the sale of his house to help Big Kathy buy the goddamn house in Palm Springs/Indian Wells in 1996. The house itself wasn't built until 1985.
  9. HunterHunted

    RHoBH in the Media

    Would this be the same Alex Baskin who is also the co-creator and executive producer of Vanderpump Rules? Is it the Alex Baskin who is a President at Evolution Media and works closely with LVP on Vanderpump Rules and its spin offs? It would in fact be the very same person. Even if he leaked it, it's not because he's more beholden to Kyle than LVP.
  10. HunterHunted

    Unpopular Opinions

    Joyce used to talk about the size of her husband's big penis all the time and it was beyond irritating then. I don't need a repeat performance from Denise. I don't love the idea of a giant dick slamming into my cervix either.
  11. This makes me angrier that Luann left early. Bravo doesn't provide them with health insurance because the women are independent contractors. Bethenny and Barbara were scrambling to get Luann into rehab and make sure Bravo treats this as an excused absence so that Luann isn't fired like Adrienne. Somewhere in the course of all of this, Bravo agrees to pay for her rehab. And Luann walks out of rehab early. WTF is wrong with her? One of the things that would convince her bosses that she's serious about her sobriety and keeping her primary source of income might be something like STAYING IN THE REHAB THAT THEY PAID FOR!
  12. HunterHunted

    S02.E18: Nice for What

    I wish Nomi told her professor girlfriend that Zoey had actually seen them at the hotel and hadn't blown up their spot. But more than anything, I wish that Nomi had told her professor girlfriend that prof had sold this idea about out sexuality that was coupled with this high-minded ideal of salons filled with smart women discussing any and everything and wasn't able to deliver on any of it. It's just quick hook ups and then Nomi has to leave when when shit gets interesting and good. Oh And. She needs to just avoid Aaron totally for a decent amount of time.
  13. HunterHunted

    S04.E07: All Hail the Queen

    You mean Jackie "Where's the elevator?" Siegel didn't request a hike from the base to the top to eat sandwiches and salad? If Jackie had her way she would have been airlifted from her stateroom to the summit and had drones bring her Chick-fil-A. There's no way Jackie requested it. Matt could cook. He's just the least creative least inspired chef I've ever seen. He's like a computer; it can do whatever you want it to do, but you have to program it first. That's Matt. It's why when they put Bruno in the galley with Matt, Bruno quickly took over menu planning. It's pretty clear that Matt was nowhere near ready to be an executive or head chef. He's got no imagination and he's not flexible. He had his shitty bananas foster, but realized he didn't have vanilla ice cream so he put chocolate instead, which didn't go over well. Didn't Kate have to walk him through substituting whipped cream for vanilla ice cream and putting that on the dish? Bruno is unsurprisingly the chef and stew on a 3 crew yacht. Matt started a pickle company. That sounds about right. I always felt like Adam complained a lot less than Ben about desserts. Adrian is probably the most creative and technically skilled chef to be on Below Deck. He did sugar work on a yacht. It's not super hard, but you don't have a ton of space to let things set up.
  14. HunterHunted

    S04.E07: All Hail the Queen

    Aesha said on WWHL that Joao does this repeatedly throughout the season. He'll get drunk, get pissed that she isn't interested in him and then call her a whore. At this point, I'm more angry with Sandy than Joao because I know she's going to tie herself in knots trying to defend his abhorrent behavior.
  15. HunterHunted

    S04.E07: All Hail the Queen

    I'm sorry, but if he's claiming this, it is bullshit. Aesha has been been gross, scatological, and over sexualized a ton on and off the boat. Joao had every opportunity to reveal his distaste in a much more calm nuanced manner. We've seen Sandy turn away in disgust to things Aesha has said. We've seen Hannah do the same and somewhat jokingly call Aesha "a dirty bitch." Joao has never done that. There were so many times he could have said she was gross because Aesha is super gross. He could have done that and kept his distance. He hasn't done that because his issue with Aesha isn't about that. The moment Aesha starts grinding on a dude who isn't him, Joao calls her a slut and a whore. First of all, it was just dancing. Secondly, who cares if a woman likes to have sex with different partners. As long as she's not putting herself in danger or hurting anyone, it should be cool. Joao is a misogynist and he hasn't changed. Aesha talks about sex and poop, but so far we've yet to hear any stories of orgies or indiscriminant sex. On their nights out, we haven't seen Aesha hooking up with randos. Joao is calling her a slut and a whore despite having no evidence that she is. She has talked about sex in the abstract, not in any specific personal way. But somehow, Joao is sooooooooo scandalized by her grinding on a dude who isn't him, Jack, that she she's a slut and a whore. I see who he is. He might be doing his best to keep Jezabob aka Joao van der Sloot under wraps, but he's the same abusive misogynist that he's always been. He hasn't changed at all. Let's not forget how he dealt with his female crew last season. Hannah, who I don't really like, speaks her mind and he calls her slut, whore, and a cunt. He does this straight out of the gate. Kasey tells him that she's practically a virgin and he's salivating, but she starts speaking her mind and his dick mostly loses interest. Brooke is an insecure needy mess and Joao is in love. He barely talks to stealth smoke show Jamie and when he does it's only to condescend. Joao isn't into quiet reserved women. He's into bitches who won't talk back to him and that's almost how he'd likely phrase it too. This is how you know what is and isn't produced. Even if the guests legitimately requested a picnic at the top of Eze, there's no way on a real charter that the crew would go ashore without at least 100 Euros from petty cash to buy anything that they might have forgotten.
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