Sunday night’s episode should have been titled,’What’s The Matter With Kailyn?’ I have been pretty easy on the girls, because they are still young a growing, but Kailyn surprised me with the ’18 year old trapped in a 5 year old’s body’ stunt she pulled at the store. Leslie offered to take her shopping and buy her some clothes. That was nice. But, when Kailyn decided she wanted EVERYTHING she picked up…Honey, that was just whack! Considering some 18 YEAR OLDS WHO ARE NOT IN SCHOOL are working in the summer,Kailyn, you seemed highly ungrateful. Oh, that’s right, you are working, and getting a check for the show! Where was YOUR ATM card, Kailyn?
Leslie ‘BQ’, stand your ground. I have a feeling that many girls did not roll around in a Corvette, until AFTER they won the title, Miss America. And, speaking of BQ…What is gong on with you and Pam ??? Pam…What is going on with you and Leslie ??? Give me a call, and tell me about it. You know I’m interested.
And, then there is ‘hardworking Grace’. Anything she does, she does with heart, focus, and dedication. ANYTHING. Including, the complicated task of washing cars, with her Cheerleading squad. I have to admit, I never had that much team spirit. I preferred the ‘Every girl for herself’ world of Beauty Pageants. And, when Whitney (WhitWhit) pulled up in her big a** Hummer for a wash (side note: that car is TOO BIG FOR YOU), Grace remained a professional, and cheerfully washed the tank. I mean the car. And, Whit-the $100 tip you left was well-earned.
Now, what was really interesting, was what happened when Melissa (‘ Missy’) went on an audition. Apparently the other contenders were ALL PLUS SIZE women. Was she auditioning for a ‘plus size’ role ? Missy, being a ‘proud size 6′ , did NOT stick around to find out. Some say, she should have stayed and find out what the role was, before getting defensive and bailing. What do you think ?
I really can’t begin to tell you,how shocked I was when Whit threw that drink on Kailyn. I know you can’t see it, but I am shaking my finger at you,Whitney! It all started because Whitney and Tyler were ‘making out’ in front of Kailyn. We know (as well as Whitney) that Kailyn has a crush on Tyler. Yes, YOU DO, KAILYN! So, Kailyn told them to ‘get a room.’ That lead to the word ‘B**ch’ being thrown around, in addition to a glass of water which landed on Kailyn. During this scene, Leslie sat back and let Kailyn take her medicine for being such a brat he whole time. However, both Bonnie and Leslie know BY NOW, that you should never let your daughters ‘catfight’ in public. Sends the wrong message.
But, the girls did apologize to each other and hug. Hmmm…
I finally caught up with the sweet Maddie, who came in 2nd in the ‘Big Rich Texas Favorite Daughter poll’. Here is what she had to say:
My goodness! I have been trying for 2 days to write this blog, but my phone has been ringing, the Inbox is full, and the questions are all the same: What is going on with your girls, Pam and Bonnie (aka ‘Pannie’) ? Sunday nights episode gave new meaning to the once overdone, but now very appropriate phrase: ‘I DON’T LIKE YOU!’ And, of course, as with most great feuds, this one involved-a party. Bonnie wanted to host a ‘Murder Mystery Party’ at the Country Club. Pam did not want that to happen. And, so it begins…
I always wanted to go to a Murder Mystery Party, and I would have LOVED to attended Dr. Hottie’s. For the newbies, Dr. Bonnie Blossman ’Dr. Hottie’ is a Biology professor, author, Recording Artist,and Mystery Party Host. I am sure that Brain surgeon will be added to the list at a later time. It was at one of Hottie’s Mystery Parties (the theme was 1920′s!), that the MAJOR drama of the episode unfolded. I know the suspense is killing you ,so I will get right to it…Of ALL PEOPLE for Dr. Hottie to choose as the MURDER VICTIM: Who does she choose? Pam. Pam? Pamela Martin-Duarte. I don’t consider myself Psychic, but something told me that Pam, aka ‘Badass Boss Blonde’ would not be too eager to ‘play along’. You see, as the victim, Pam (‘BBB’) would have to put white paint on her face (to appear as a ghost) or wear a T-shirt over her costume, that read ‘VICTIM’. Neither was a viable option to her. Honestly, Pam was cute in that flapper dress and feather.. ‘She is trying to make a fool out of me!’ said , Pam. Enter Whitney, standing up for her Mama-’It’s my Mom’s game, so you have to play by the rules.’ Sorry, Whit…That just wasn’t going to happen. The ‘BBB’ cuts loose and blast Dr. Hottie in front of her guests, and storms out….GAME OVER!!! Or, is it just beginning?
That brings me to the calls, emails, and DM’s regarding online reports and ‘word on the street’ that there is a FEUD brewing between the cast. In particular-Pam and Bonnie. Not to go into too much detail, but there are some accusations that you can research for yourself. The only thing I will say, is that it involves Cyber-bullying, phony FB pages, reports to facebook for harrassment, etc… I contacted Pam earlier and asked her about the feud. She replied: ‘What feud?‘ Hmmm…I will just say this: IF there is a feud behind the scenes, I will find out about it. And, I will talk about it. Because, that is what I do.
Now, Melissa (who was pretty absent in last week’s episode, What’s up with that?) met with an agent to jump-start her modeling career. The agent informed her that as a SIZE 6, she would be considered PLUS SIZE. Melissa ‘Missy” started crying. Now, Missy..First of all: Don’t you EVER, EVER, EVER cry in a restaurant, in front of an agent, on National television, just because someone told you to lose weight. If you were not going to choose option one, which is: Dump the pitcher of water over the agent’s head, and calmly exit the table. Then you should choose option 2: Graciously nod, walk out, and scratch them off the list. The mirror does not lie, and neither do I. You look great! I do think you should consider Acting. You could be more successful as an actress right now, then limiting yourself to modeling. That’s just what I think.
Now- Maddie and Zach “A Love Story’
O.k, maybe not really, but I know that raised Melissa’s eye brow. In this episode, cute, sweet, Maddie (Melissa’s teen daughter) was fixed up by Grace. I think Grace is very credible as a matchmaker. She is mature, responsible, and she knows some ‘killer’ martial arts moves. So, who did Grace choose as the lucky guy? Zach. Bonnie’s son! Perfect…They met at Grace’s house (without Melissa’s permission), and the teens sat around and drank grape juice from a wine glass. Nothing happened except, Grace got to show off her excellent Hostess skills, but it was a little taboo to sneak around behind Mom’s back. Melissa had a ‘talk’ with Maddie (who is just TOO CUTE!), and that concluded this week’s ‘Afterschool Special’.
Overall, I did not feel the episode was that ‘EXPLOSIVE’, but apparently it is what may be going on OFF CAMERA that really has viewers talking. I better check my Inbox.
Next Blog, my Interview w/Hannah Martin! Don’t forget to vote for ‘Favorite Daughter!’
This is so BIG, I have to do it in two parts! In this blog (Part 1) an EXCLUSIVE Post-premiere interview with one of the stars of ‘Big Rich Texas’: Dr. Bonnie Blossman !
Finally! Something close to home. Something I can really get into. A show that gives me all of the material I could possible need to last around the watercooler ALL week! Actually, we don’t have a watercooler at my Worldwide Headquarters ( home office of my condo), my cooler is Twitter, but you get my point. For those of you who missed it ( and I can’t imagine anyone who did), the Style Network scooped Bravo by creating ‘Big Rich Texas’. An alternative to being swallowed into the abyss of a..Dare I say it ? A Franchise ?! The Real Housewives of Dallas ? I don’t think so. We are better than that. We are BIGGER than that! And, original. Thank you, Style Network. Thank you. Five women (Connie, Pamela, Leslie, Melissa, and Bonnie) with money and time, sharing the challenges of being fabulous. Living, working, socializing,and doing what they do on Reality Shows. Being real…entertaining. Oh, yes, they had my FULL attention. And, apparently some of yours. The internet was buzzing with Blog after Blog and Blah after Blah about the ‘embarrassment’. Oh, and my favorite,‘Texas women are NOT like that.‘ Really ? Well, I just met 5 women who are. I saw another 5 at Cafe Pacific last week (yeah, I’m name dropping the locales), and pretty much all over the metroplex, depending on the circle you’re in. So, I have to ask my fellow viewers. In the town that was ‘redeemed’ from the Kennedy assassination in ’63, by giving the world JR EWING (shout out to the Casting Directors of the new Dallas, I need an audition!); a town that holds the most famous football team in history; a state that has more Pageant winners than any other (go ahead smarty pants, look it up); the center of the phrase, ‘Bigger, Better, Best’…Just curiuos, WHAT DID YOU EXPECT? I guess the title, ‘BIG RICH TEXAS’ could have been confusing.
Here are the key points from the first episode: Will BQ (‘Beauty Queen’)Leslie be accepted into the Woohaven Country Club ? Major nail biter…YES! She got in..I know, I know..I was on the edge of my seat too. Thank goodness, it all worked out. Now, Bonnie (Dr. ‘Hottie’, a SCIENTIST) has a daughter with an interesting tatoo (that seemed Taboo). I admit, I too was shocked to see ‘CU**’ in writing (blurred of course), but, well…look, you know I can’t explain that. I’m just glad she had it removed. Your FABULOUS Whitney! Melissa (‘Nicey Nice’) joined the club to meet a man. M, I checked out the crowd at the gala….Why don’t you just meet me for drinks at Al’s instead ?… Pam (‘Badass Boss Blonde‘-what did you think I would say?), shall we say, ‘doesn’t hold back’. I will tell you now, I LIKE that chick!..’Cute Connie’ dares to sell ‘consigned’ clothes for a living. By the way, I shop at her store, and I don’t care who wore the clothes first, dead or alive, they were never as fabulous as me in them. Check mate.
Now what would a Reality Show be without a little friction. Enter: Pamela and Bonnie, or as they will be known in this blog, “Pannie“. Since I like them both, I have decided to stay neutral, but real. So keep being yourselves ladies, and I ‘got your backs.’ In this corner, a ‘bubbly free spirit who aims to dis-please’(Bonnie)..In that corner, ‘a take no prisoners, tell it like it is, Southern Dame’(Pamela)…Ding! Round One..These two make it no secret that they are ‘less than fond of each other’, and honestly, it is a joy to watch! Goodbye, ‘So nice to see you’, behind that fake smile, and Hello, ‘ I don’t know whether to greet you, or dance under you!’ (Pam to Bonnie)…No longer are we confined to , ‘May I have a word with you?’..The phrase of the moment is, ‘Take the corn cob out of your A$$!’ (Bonnie to Pam)..So, refreshing!
Here are a few of the criticisms, I have heard so far:
The Country Club ‘thing’: Well, of course. Where else can ladies gossip in private? On the phone? How common. Someone even said, for the sake of accuracy, that they should have used the Dallas Country Club. You know: Very exclusive, Very upscale, Very rich, etc..Not sure if it would suit me. Or, if I would suit them. I just prefer a place a little more colorful. If you need to think about that, you must not be from here. The Botox: DUH?! Did we forget after they rolled the credits, just where in the Sam Houston we are ?! The Pageants: OK, I am a Pageant Girl, so shut your mouth. I have nothing but love for BQ Leslie.
And, somewhere in between, someone was said to look like a hooker and there were some teenagers with condoms. That’s how it goes down at Woodhaven. Now, what did I do with that membership application?
Now, all of this did pique my curiosity! And,being the curious kitty that I am, I immediately got on the horn and tracked down, not one, but TWO of the stars, and was granted an interview from each! Oh, surely you’re not surprised. Who am I again? Well, O.K maybe you will know after this blog ! The ‘free spirited’ Dr. Blossman was the first to agree to my request.
Here is what Dr. ‘Hottie’ (as she will be known in this blog) had to say:
How did you get on the show?
The Producers knew me from other projects and I was also a finalist for Big Brother 7.
You are a Biology Professor, correct ?
Yes, I have my degree from University of North Texas. But, it is really a hobby. I am actually an Author. (You know, I was thinking of becoming an Astronaut-as a hobby. WOW!)
There seems to be a big deal about the country club being in Ft. Worth. Can you explain?
It is called BIG RICH TEXAS. Not Big Rich ‘Dallas’. We are from all over the metroplex. (Excellent point. I see why she is a Professor.)
Did you know the other cast members prior to filming ?
Yes. We are ALL members of Woodhaven. Leslie and I are best friends now!
Are you concerned about negative stereotypes ? Or viewers who say that Texas Women are not ‘like that?’
Obviously some of us are! I really don’t care what anyone thinks. You only live once!
Can we expect more fireworks between you and Pam?
What do you think ? (laughs) Whitney will have some lively interactions as well. It will be interesting.
I kept it short, and Dr. Hottie is just as sweet as she seems on the show. Believe me, I would tell you if she wasn’t. Wink. We will talk more throughout the season. I have a feeling there will be ALOT to talk about!
Sorry to disappoint, by not ‘bashing’ these ladies like so many others. Not that I wouldn’t if needed, but I just don’t feel like it. The truth is- I LIKE THEM! Right now, I am on board and looking forward to next week. But, if that changes in any way, I will let you know. Of course, those of you who have formed negative opinions already, are not expected to change your mind as the season goes. Just go ahead, and stir the negativity if that is what you need to do…Bless your heart.
**tomorrow PART 2 with an EXCLUSIVE interview with Pamela Martin-Duarte. Oh, it’s on !
That’s the view from ‘A Real American Girl’