Thursday, January 17, 2019

Mandi's Thoughts On: "Married At First Sight"

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It is now season eight of "Married At First Sight" and you would think the experts would have gotten it right by now. They have not! What metric system are they using or whatever because it is clearly failing on so many accounts. We have a few happy couple and for that, I am grateful as are many viewers but for those who've invested time and energy from the jump, what are you thinking experts? And are you really experts? Here's where the couples stand from season one to season seven, just so you get an idea of how "well-suited" they all were:
-Season 1: 1/3 MARRIED (Jamie and Doug who sadly just experienced another miscarriage. Thoughts and prayers)
-Season 2: 3/3 DIVORCED
-Season 3: 3/3 DIVORCED
-Season 4: 3/3 DIVORCED
-Season 5: 1/3 MARRIED (Ashley and Anthony had a baby)
-Season 6: 1/3 MARRIED (Shawniece and Jephte had a baby in August)
-Season 7: 1/3 MARRIED (Bobby and Danielle are expecting a baby)

So, that is four couples out of 21 that made it. It's like the odds of "The Bachelor" and those are just random hungry women looking for a prize! Now we are onto another season and here is my take on the couples and it is not that pretty so hold on to your Bible, Pastor Calvin!

We are in Philly this year and it has only been three episodes yet I feel so much for these couples in such a short period of time. If you follow the site's Twitter @3icecubes, you know how we truly feel. Let's do this.

Friday, January 11, 2019

What to Binge This Weekend- Dirty John!

 
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It's Friday evening and if you live in the North, you just want to snuggle up under the covers. So, what can you binge watch? We have the perfect recommendation: "Dirty John" on Bravo starring Golden Globe nominee Connie Britton and the man who should win every single award for this show, Eric Bana. Based on a true story, it is all about an online love story gone wrong. Debra (Britton) meets John Meehan (Bana) online and it's an instant attraction. She has a lot of money, a few marriages behind her, a successful business, a few grown kids, and a lot of naivete. John preys on her and what ensues is amazing acting between the two of actors and we are consistently blown away with the twists and turns every single Sunday. 

Honestly, Bana is beyond amazing in this role and Britton is astonishing as this naive, lovesick character. The best reason to binge it this weekend is because the big finale of the limited series is this Sunday! So, you are really just catching up before the grande finale. If you want to be on the edge of your seat for the entire time, all six-ish episodes, then this is the show for you!! We dare you to look away! Even if you look up the actual story, you won't believe it until you see it! Trust and enjoy! And live tweet with us Sunday night at 10pm @3icecubes!

Drew Barrymore Lies About Plastic Surgery to Glamour UK- Why?

 
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Drew Barrymore shared with Glamour UK that she would never go under the knife. Why? She claims it is her addictive personality keeping her away from any plastic surgery, which she compares to heroin. "I feel like they're both very slippery slopes. I feel if I try either, I'm going to be dead really soon." It is so great Barrymore, who turns 44 next month, wants to age gracefully as a positive example for her two daughters, Frankie and Olive. However, she is forgetting one small fact: she has gone under the knife. In 1992, the actress got a breast reduction and allegedly got another one in 2007.

The 90's one is very apparent and according to multiple sources, she confirmed she got it done, saying: "There's something very awkward about women and their breasts because men look at them so much. When they're huge, you become very self-conscious. Your back hurts. You find that whatever you wear, you look heavy in. It's uncomfortable." The bottom line is a breast reduction did not make her a surgery addict when she was younger so we highly doubt a few rounds of Botox are going to lead her to dark alleys. But, just be honest. Do not say you did not do it. Cosmetic or comfort- you went under the knife, you look amazing, own it!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Our New Shoe Obsession!!!

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What little girl didn't dream of being a ballerina and who does not want to twirl through life as an adult? It is all a reality thanks to tieks by Gavrieli ballet flats. Available in a variety of colors, our personal faves are Lovestruck. A shimmery, light, almost iridescent pink, these bend and mold to your foot with amazing ease. Prices vary by color so you can get a pair for $175 or this particular color (most sizes are sadly sold out) for $265 with free shipping the US. Have you tried these simply elegant additions to any outfit yet?? 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Penny Marshall Passes Away at 75!

 
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Penny Marshall has passed away at 75 due to complications from diabetes. She is survived by her sister, Ronny Hallin and daughter, Tracy Reiner, 54 as well as five grandchildren. She was predeceased by brother, Garry Marshall, who passed in July 2016 and, like his sister, was a household name. Penny was featured on "The Odd Couple" as Myrna Turner but it was her turn as Laverne DeFazio on "Happy Days" that secured a spot in America's hearts and led to the spin-off "Laverne and Shirley." She went on to become a famed director with beloved films, such as "Big" and "A League of Their Own," which she also produced. She was married to Rob Reiner for 10 years, who released a statement via Twitter regarding his ex-wife: "I loved Penny. I grew up with her. She was born with a great gift. She was born with a funnybone and the instinct of how to use it. I was very lucky to have lived with her and her funnybone. I will miss her." Penny showed women how to be funny, to be strong, to be kick ass, and how to succeed. Women rule the world and now they are dominating the heavens. She will be missed and was taken way too soon but we have a firm stamp on Hollywood thanks to the Marshall family!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Ramona Singer Has A New Love!


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Just call it Harry and the Housewives from now on! Harry Dubin, that is. Yes, the one and only Dubin is back in action and this time, he has nailed down RHONY's Ramona Singer for a record five housewives. First, he was married to former NY housewife, Aviva Drescher, with whom he shares a son, Harrison. At some point, before, during, and/or after the marriage, he hooked up with Sonja Morgan. It got so serious, Dubin even presented Morgan with somewhat of an engagement ring or a promise diamond but that same night, he left with Luann de Lesseps. So, this ended the whole Harry/Sonja love affair and it makes sense because Sonja maintains she was allergic to Dubin's sperm. It was even alluded he spent time with Kelly Bensimon, per Tinsley Mortimer who said she first met Dubin when he was hanging out with Kelly in Miami. We learned all of this when Ramona Singer hosted a housewarming party during season nine of the Bravo series upon redecorating her New York apartment and of course, invited Harry. 

Ramona joked that he had hooked up with both Sonja and Luann (Tinsley shared how she met him in her confessional) but he had not hooked up with her though she did act very flirtatious and call him "baby." Seems that tide has changed and Ramona can now add her name to the list of Harry flings, according to photos obtained by TMZ. Late night Friday, the duo was caught locking lips or legitimately sucking face at Pomona restaurant. You have to see the photos to believe it but do not do it on a full stomach. Harry is not a bad catch, worth an estimated 15 million dollars so hey, why not? Good job, Ramona and we hope to see this in season 11, which is currently filming!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Why Bravo Won't Fire Vicki Gunvalson for Cocaine Remarks!

 
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Fans of the RHOC had many things to say after part one of the reunion, which aired Sunday night on Bravo. Why? Because in retaliation to being called fat and a "pig" by fellow housewife, Kelly Dodd, OC OG, Vicki Gunvalson went below the belt and she went dirty. She claimed Dodd, 43, did cocaine, leaving all of the other housewives in complete shock. Dodd became both defensive, telling host, Andy Cohen to give her a drug test and became teary-eyed. She admitted to smoking weed and doing edibles, even saying other housewives including Gunvalson partook, but coke was not on her radar. It went further when Gunvalson claimed Kelly also was never with her daughter, Jolie, according to ex-husband, Michael. Ultimately, when she was backstage, Vicki said she wanted to hit Kelly below the belt after being called fat and just heard the coke rumor. 

This is not a rumor you just share lightly, especially on a public forum and Kelly was livid because this affects her daughter, who goes to a prestigious school. Now, she is demanding Vicki be fired or she will not come back and Twitter wants Vicki gone. Almost every poll taken, fans wanted Kelly to stay and believe Vicki is the demise of the franchise yet look what she has stirred up? Together, they have caused a Twitter phenomenon and along with that, there is no way Bravo will fire Vicki. Why? Because then they would have to fire other prominent housewives such as Bethenny Frankel from RHONY who accused Dorinda Medley and boyfriend, John of doing coke on the season eight reunion of doing cocaine. We all saw Andy kissing Bethenny's ass during the season 10 reunion so she is not getting fired. 

Lisa Rinna also accused Dorit Kemsley of coke use at a reunion and she is still here so our point is...Vicki is here and even though the show is going downhill, watching her be pathetic is all we have. Watching Kelly thrive should be its own show and the fact that Shannon stuck with Vicki after what she said even though Kelly was there when she had surgery shows what a loser Shannon is and a bad friend. That is all! We are still #TeamKelly and you can catch part two Sunday night a 9pm on Bravo. 

Mandi's Thoughts On: "Married At First Sight"

photo courtesy of fyi.tv It is now season eight of "Married At First Sight" and you would think the experts would have gotte...