Well, after a full two and a half hours of reunion episodes that promised to reveal who would be leaving Real Housewives of New Jersey permanently, viewers had to find out who it was through Bravo’s The Dish blog: “The reunion was Danielle’s last appearance on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. We thought the hugs were a great way to end two seasons of bitterness between the women,” Andy Cohen was quoted as saying on the blog. Wah, wah, real shocker there. I’ve gotta call bullshit again on their decision to leave on a high note after repeatedly playing up the already-existent drama between these women all season. Whatever. Good riddance to crazy ladies. Kick rocks, chick.
According to Eonline’s Marc Malkin and his sources, Danielle Staub will not be on The Real Housewives of New Jersey next season. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who saw the preview for the season finale which will see Caroline asking Danielle for a meet up where it looks like she says that their interactions (between Danielle and the rest of the women) are over. Anyone who’s been reading my live blogs of the show can probably guess that I’m pretty jazzed about this. The woman has been nothing but huge glops of crazy and makes it hard to watch. But, having her not on next season isn’t quite enough, the women–specifically Jacqueline and Teresa–will actually have to stop talking about her to really make a difference. Oh and Jacqueline’s daughter Ashley will have to stop baiting her online. So, we’ll see if this turns out to be real or not and how much Danielle’s really not on the show anymore, because even if she’s not physically there her specter has the potential to hang over and taint the whole next season. Word’s still out as to whether Housewife hopefuls Kim G or Danny will make the cut if Danielle does not, but hopefully Dina will make comeback.
Thanks to It Might Get Loud, I’ve become a pretty big Jack White fan after disliking him for many years (more on this on Friday!), but I haven’t made my way into the Dead Weather yet as I’m still checking out The White Stripes and The Raconteurs. Anyway, news came out today that White yelled at a bunch of Hollywood clowns while playing a show with The Dead Weather. Here’s a clip from the Daily News story:
“F- you, you hip motherf-ers!” White screamed at the audience, which included Liv Tyler, rock royalty Alexandra Richards, Shaun White and Mary-Kate Olsen. “Why don’t you rock the f- out?! Maybe I should go grab those free drinks and shove them down your throats, you hip motherf-ers!”
Pretty awesome, no? Why go to a concert if you’re not going to have some fun? The worst part is that he apologized at the end of the show (according to the article). What happened to rock stars that they’ve started apologizing for being egomaniacal jerks?
In other news (this time from People.com) John Goodman lost 100 pounds. Good for him! Having watched lots and lots of Roseanne over the past year, I noticed how big he got and still seemed when he’d pop up in things like Studio 60, Speed Racer or Confessions Of A Shopaholic. He’s one of the funniest guys around and anyone getting healthy is good news. Well done, John!