Friday, June 14, 2019

Mandi's Thoughts on the Season 9 Couples of Married at First Sight!

 
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'Married At First Sight' is back for season nine in North Carolina and of course, I am skeptical. Last season, we had Luke, who was so mentally abusive all season, it was disgusting. I could not believe he was still on the show when it ended after all of his poor behavior but then I saw how Kate just accepted it and realized the experts were at fault for not putting her in serious counseling. So now, eight new singles were taking on the challenge and I was so excited to see who was paired with who and take a guess at who would survive and who would fail. After the season nine premiere, here is who I think will stay together because I always like to start on a positive note:

-Matthew Gwynne and Amber Bowles: he's a professional basketball player and she is a teacher who lives for basketball. He needs a family after his parents split and hers is super welcoming. It is literally a match made on the court. However, I am sure Matt will love the bball talk and being able to challenge his wife on the court but amber is an admitted tomboy who does not wear make-up or dress up much. I feel like she might have to integrate some of the beauty she brought to their wedding day every once in a while, just to keep the spice alive. She does not want to completely become one of the boys. If she does a few girlie things, I truly believe the experts may have gotten this one right.
-Gregory Okotie and Deonna McNeil: they are both professionals very strong in their relationships with God. They even had prayer circles with loved ones prior to the wedding so if this is what connects and bonds them, along with other amazing life experiences, this could be great.

I wanted Jamie and Elizabeth (they get married next week) to work out because she is wild and fun, just what he is looking for (made clear as he was hitting on the boobtastic poker dealer at the bachelor party). However, I think his brother is more her speed and she will just be turned off by his nerdiness and desire to try to be cool, which he really fails at. She's the fire and he's the water. As for Iris and Keith, I love Keith but Iris just loves Iris so I really think this is going to be one of those up in the air situations. She has saved herself for marriage so I hope he is sooooo good, she becomes a fiend and this changes everything! What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @3icecubes! 

*Don't forget to watch the show Wednesday night on Lifetime at 830pm. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Whatever Happened to the Cast of Hey Dude?

 
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There are so many reboots of our favorite television show that is got us thinking: whatever happened to the cast of 'Hey Dude' on Nickelodeon? It seemed to run forever but this could just be because we were so young and time stood still. In reality, the series went from July 1989 to August 1990, aired for five seasons with 65 episodes so for two years, that is actually a lot to be proud of. Being such a fun series for kids, tweens, and teens, we decided to do some digging to see what the cast has been up to and here is what we found out!

-Mr. Ernst (David Brisbin): without Ernst, there would have been no ranch thus no show but what happened to the actor who portrayed him? David Brisbin has made guest appearances on hit shows such as the now-defunct 'Brothers and Sisters' and 'Desperate Housewives' so clearly, he is still going strong. 
-Lucy (Debra Kalman): every ranch needs a handy dandy ranch hand and this is exactly what Lucy was. She also helped keep the kids in check. So, what's keeping Debra in check nowadays? She has stepped out of the spotlight, unless it involves reuniting with her former cast mates and has chosen to teach instead. Good for her!
-Melody (Christine Taylor): Melody was a jack of all trades, as both the lifeguard and dance teacher but, in real life, Taylor would go on to find immense success in Hollywood. She played Marcia Brady in 'The Brady Bunch Movie' and its sequel, Holly in 'The Wedding Singer' opposite Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler, and many more films. She went onto marry funnyman, Ben Stiller with whom she had two children with and has another film coming out this year. Go Melody!
-Ted (David Lascher): part of the senior staff and definite stud, Ted was a troublemaker for sure. But, David Lascher had no trouble securing jobs post-HD. He went on to play Vinnie for two seasons on 'Blossom' and Josh for three seasons on 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch.' His latest appearance was on 'Melissa and Joey' in 2014 but he has been married for 20 years with three children so more power to him.
-Danny (Joe Torres): despite a reunion with the cast just a few short years ago, no one had much information on Joe Torres as he seemingly drifted off into obscurity. But, there is internet confirmation that he is alive and doing just fine so at least we have that to fall back on. 
-Brad (Kelly Brown): a girl named Brad always struck me but hey, it's cool. She was a queen when it came to horse riding and obviously a key riding instructor. So, what did she dominate at post-cancellation? According to HuffPost Live, Kelly married her high school sweetheart and owns her own businesses. You go, girl. 

So, this should clear up some of the mystery for your core faves from 'Hey Dude' and let's be real; we would so be down for them to come back to Bar None Dude Ranch for a six-episode stint for some flashbacks! Come on! Anyone else??

 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

RHONY Cast Shake-Ups!

 
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We already know season 10 of 'RHOBH' will have some major cast shake-ups now that OG and fan favorite, Lisa Vanderpump has exited the series. Now, 'RHONY' may be experiencing some quivers for the upcoming twelfth season, as well. They have had minor cast changes over the past few years: in season 8, Jules Wainstein was brought in but replaced by Tinsley Mortimer the following year and she is still alive and well. After six seasons, Carole Radziwill exited the show in season 10 and was "replaced" with friend of the housewives, Barbara Kavovit, who is very close with Luann and knows the other New York ladies, as well. The BH women have not seen the same stability with the exception of the past two seasons, where the cast has been the same. 

Back to NY and who will be coming back for season 12. The reunion has been filmed and a lot of drama is still going on as the current season wraps up. Here is who's rumored to be sticking around and safe, according to RadarOnline: OG Bethenny Frankel, Sonja Morgan, Tinsley, and Dorinda Medley. As for Ramona Singer and Luann de Lesseps, they may not be so lucky. It is rumored Singer's story line is tired. As you can see, she keeps bringing on ex-husband, Mario to make appearances so clearly she has nothing left to give. As for Luann, it's swirling she is hard to work with since she is a grand cabaret star, something we are seeing on the show and is demanding an excessive amount of money, more than Bethenny. Both B and Tinsley have high profile friends they are looking into so these changes could be revealed very soon as the show tends to start filming at the end of summer/Labor Day weekend. 

What do you think? Would you miss Ramona or Lu? Remember, Lu was a friend of the housewives for season five. I would miss mocking the two of them, to be honest but I could do without Lu. There are so many fabulous people in New York, they can definitely do better than what they have. Only time will tell but for now, you can watch 'RHONY' on Bravo on Wednesday nights at 9pm.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Lisa Vanderpump OUT of 'RHOBH' for Season 10 and Reunion!

 
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And then there was one. Lisa Vanderpump will not be attending the season nine 'RHOBH'  reunion, set to film tomorrow, according to PEOPLE. She is also not returning to the series for season 10, meaning Kyle Richards Umansky is now the only OG from this franchise left standing. "The objective of the reunion is to reunite, right? And I have no inclination to reunite with the women who've been harassing me for 10 months now. So in all probability, no," LVP shared DailyMailTV in response to whether or not she would be in attendance at the reunion. It had been very much up in the air as to whether or not we would see her sitting on the couch with her fellow cast mates Dorit Kemsley, Umansky, Lisa Rinna, Teddi Mellencamp, Erika Jayne, and "friend" Camille Grammer Meyer. Rinna said previously this is their job and part of the job is to attend reunions, meaning LVP should show up, regardless of how she feels. It all began when Kemsley and her family adopted a pup from Vanderpump Dogs, LVP's shelter but then had some troubles with it. Instead of bringing it back to VD, the dog somehow ended up in a shelter, and when LVP found out, it obviously caused some drama. Soon, a game of telephone ensued between some employees of VD and Mellencamp thus Puppygate. 

No one knew who to trust and Mellencamp felt like a puppet. Kemsley felt betrayed and she believed LVP had sold stories about her to both Radar and TMZ. When Umansky was asked by her and LVP's friends and fellow housewives about the probability of this being something LVP would do, she could not dispute it. She went to confront LVP and all hell broke loose. This is a bad situation with social media taking sides, fans saying they won't watch without LVP who also has another show on Bravo, 'Vanderpump Rules.' Now, she has also shared she will not return for season 10 of the series, saying the ladies have made it "impossible" to go back. Though going to the reunion is probably in the ladies' contracts, an extreme circumstance would keep them out, example Luann de Lesseps going to rehab on RHONY. However, LVP's former co-star, Adrienne Maloof did miss a reunion one year and that was her last season on the RHOBH so this could be LVP's swan song. Or, she could have talked to Andy Cohen, the master at Bravo and they could have planned for this to be her exodus to see what her co-stars would have to say to make the reunion just that much juicier. 

What do you think and will you still watch without her? Or should this zip code hang up its rose you say? Let us know!

Thursday, May 30, 2019

'The Real World' Returns on Facebook!

 
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'The Real World' is back but this time around, it is not airing on MTV. The iconic, and original reality series, will actually air on Facebook Watch for the new season and be available for viewing in the afternoon. The setting is the now-controversial Atlanta, Georgia, which makes one wonder if they would have still filmed there if the bans had gone into effect prior to filming. The same premise still remains: seven strangers living in a house but as they have done over the past several seasons, there is always some sort of twist to keep up with the more tantalizing reality shows. So, ready to meet the cast who will be thrown into a home together and forced to work through their issues with cameras watching 24/7?

-Arley, 21: she is an official dreamer (DACA), Arley is also a mom to a 4-year-old, which we have not really seen before. Seeing how she will handle being away from her son will be interesting but how she handles living with a Republican will also be a sight as she was unable to become a nurse due to her status as a dreamer.
-Dondre, 25: the Republican! But, he also has a back story. He is a Trump supporter and apparently loud and proud but also, African-American and pansexual so he is kind of a mixed bag. Maybe Arley can open his eyes a bit. 
-Clint, 28: Instagram famous, he has hopes of a bigger life though he is supposed to go home and take over his conservative family's farming business. Can the show help him escape his fate?
-Justin, 26: a Masters student, he is focused on African-American Studies so I am sure he will have a thing or two to say to Dondre about his beliefs. He also has a girlfriend who lives far away but will there be temptation in Hotlanta? 
-Meagan, 23: a Southern belle, she is a virgin, waiting for marriage. What will she think of young mother, Arley?
-Tovah, 26: taking her childhood trauma and turning it around, she is now a caseworker for CPS and wants to open a foster home. Her traumas will come out in the show, for sure and she will form bonds with the cast and open some eyes. 
-Yasmin, 27: a feminist who identifies as pansexual, she left her conservative identity behind so I can see her clashing but in a good way. 

This is a far cry from the original show where the ages were 18-25 and it was on MTV but hey, change is good. You can catch it on Facebook Watch premiering June 13th at 12pm ET.

 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

RHONY Season 11 Reunion Filmed!

 
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Well, the season 11 reunion of RHONY has been filmed and is in the official Bravo vault. As per Instagram, Andy Cohen showed himself prepping for the reunion and sitting in a chair, holding flashcards, revealing where he was on May 17th. Additionally, Luann de Lesseps did an IG video of Cohen greeting her in her dressing room, saying this was how she was spending her birthday. This is her first reunion since she got divorced and went to rehab as she announced her divorce after the season nine reunion was filmed and was absent from season 10's due to her second rehab stint. Most recently, we learned she had relapsed after a show in Chicago when she had two mimosas. Will she discuss this during the reunion? We do not know but clearly, the gang is all here this time around. Right now on the show, airing Wednesday nights at 9pm on Bravo, the ladies are visiting Lu at her home upstate and are telling her how tired they are with her continuous diva act. She got mad Bethenny left before she performed on Halloween night. To be fair, Lu was supposed to go on at 11pm, Bethenny had hired a sitter, Lu did not come and greet any of her friends, and did not go on until 1139pm so B had to go relieve her sitter and wanted to be there when her daughter woke up the next morning. Lu took a jab at that and B is still mad because she was the one, along with Barbara, who held the intervention which saved Lu's life. No word on when the reunion will air or how many parts it will be but we are ready!

'The Big Bang Theory' Delivered the Best Series Finale!

 
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Last Thursday, the world said good-bye to 'The Big Bang Theory' after 12 seasons. It was the longest running multi-camera sitcom and fans, along with the cast, were extremely devastated but we were promised a sufficient ending. Our hope is that you have watched the series finale of the CBS smash hit by now or you will be upset to learn some spoilers but here they go: Penny and Leonard learned they were expecting despite the fact Penny was not so sure she ever wanted to have kids; Amy and Sheldon won the Nobel Peace Prize; Raj ended up single but gave Amy a fashionable make-over; and the elevator finally worked after all these years. But, it was during Amy and Sheldon's acceptance speech where the waterworks could not help but flow. Sheldon looked out and acknowledged the importance of each and every one of his friends (co-stars) and this truly showed the bond between all of them. All loose ends were tied up when the series ended and everyone was happy. New lives were beginning, lessons had been learned, and an elevator was working. And Amy looked the best she ever has with the glory of having her dress taken in while Penny's was let out prior to everyone learning she was expecting so this was special enough, maybe more special than the Nobel. 

You wonder how a show with so many memories can top itself in a realistic way and end on a beautiful note after 12 seasons but somehow, TBBT did it. We thought maybe Raj would marry Anu but no, dreams came true and some dreams that were not even realized came true, as well. Unlike 'Roseanne,' which was a huge let down when it ended and killed off a major character or 'How I Met Your Mother,' which was met with conflicting opinions, fans on social media have raved about this ending. What did you think? We were fans! Best ending ever!

Mandi's Thoughts on the Season 9 Couples of Married at First Sight!

  photo courtesy of mylifetime.com 'Married At First Sight' is back for season nine in North Carolina and of course, I am skept...