Veteran actress Eileen Davidson is set to join her former Days Of Our Lives co-star Lisa Rinna on U.S. reality TV show The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills. Rinna, who is married to Mad Men star Harry Hamlin, was recently confirmed as a new castmember for the upcoming fifth season of the popular programme, and now Davidson has been reported as the latest famous face to sign up for the series, according to UsMagazine.com.
The 55 year old is married to Rock 'n' Roll High School actor Vince Van Patten.
She and Rinna will appear alongside the likes of models Yolanda Foster and Brandi Glanville and actress Kyle Richards in the show, which follows a group of high-profile women living in the glitzy California neighbourhood.
Actress Lisa Rinna is returning to reality TV to join the cast of U.S. series The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills. The former Melrose Place star is to have her luxurious celebrity life filmed for the upcoming fifth season of the popular programme, according to E! News.
Rinna joins the likes of models Yolanda Foster and Brandi Glanville and actress Kyle Richards in the show, which follows seven women living in the glitzy California neighbourhood.
Rinna previously appeared on her own docu-series with her Mad Men star husband Harry Hamlin, called Harry Loves Lisa, and she also competed on two seasons of Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice.
Sir Mick Jagger paid a musical tribute to his late girlfriend L'Wren Scott at a memorial service in New York. Scott took her own life in March (14) and a private funeral was held in Los Angeles later that month. Her close friends and family attended a memorial service at St. Bartholomew's Church in the city to celebrate the fashion designer's life on Friday (02May14).
The Rolling Stones frontman sang Bob Dylan's Just Like a Woman as a musical tribute to his longterm girlfriend. He and Scott's brother Randy Bambrough also spoke a few words to the guests. Jagger's son James and Scott's niece, Hannah Bambrough, both read poems, and the singer's grandchildren, Mazie and Zak, read Psalm 23 from the Bible.
R&B singer Lisa Fischer, who has been a back-up singer for the rockers for years, also performed her version of Amazing Grace. Jagger's bandmates Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards attended the service, along with actresses Julianne Moore, Ellen Barkin, Meg Ryan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Olivia Munn and Renee Zellweger, U.S. Vogue editor Anna Wintour, and film directors Martin Scorsese and Baz Luhrmann.
U.S. reality TV star Taylor Armstrong wed her fiance on Friday (04Apr14). The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star walked down the aisle with attorney John Bluher in a beachside ceremony at the Bel-Air Bay Club in California.
The guest list included her daughter Kennedy, and her ex-co-stars, actresses Kim and Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump and Adrienne Maloof.
Armstrong tells People, "Today, John, Kennedy and I became a family. I married my best friend and Kennedy's family circle became complete."
What did Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' final reunion show teach us? Apparently what they say is true: all you need to do is say "I'm sorry." Yawn.
Most of the arguing centered around Lisa and Brandi. Brandi, your husband is remarried and yes, Scheana works for Lisa. Get over it or get off the show. We felt bad for you in the beginning, but now we’re tired of your tears. And sure, they can't fire Scheana for sleeping with Eddie years ago, but they don’t have to invite her to the same parties as Brandi so she can show off her new engagement ring. We see right through your British accent, Lisa — money doesn’t buy class, try and get some. Either way, she apologized, said that seeing Brandi sad made her sad, and we're sure the two will be friends again next season (as long as Lisa doesn't go dress shopping with Scheana).
Lisa also saw the power of "I'm sorry" with Kyle because after going back and forth about whether bringing up the tabloids was right or wrong for about 15 minutes (and the whole season), the whole situation was seemingly rectified by an apology. Lisa, you can say you were bringing up the cheating rumors to "diminish it" over and over again but every time we watch you tell Ken that you can't be 100% sure of anything so they could be true, we see bad intentions and a bad friend.
The highlight of the show: Giggy. We love you, Giggy and your pilgrim outfit. As for you, Ken... we couldn’t care less. You can apologize, say you like Brandi, claim that didn’t mean what you said after seeing her cry, but you’re just as boring as the rest of the crew. Call the girls stupid, call them pretty, as long as you keep bringing Jiggy, we’ll allow you to continue on the show.
Who will continue on to the next season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? Well, we don’t know that yet, but we're betting that all the girls, minus one witch of L.A., will grace the screen with their presence...
For the bulk of every Rocky and Bullwinkle episode, moose and squirrel would engage in high concept escapades that satirized geopolitics, contemporary cinema, and the very fabrics of the human condition. With all of that to work with, there's no excuse for why the pair and their Soviet nemeses haven't gotten a decent movie adaptation. But the ingenious Mr. Peabody and his faithful boy Sherman are another story, intercut between Rocky and Bullwinkle segments to teach kids brief history lessons and toss in a nearly lethal dose of puns. Their stories and relationship were much simpler, which means that bringing their shtick to the big screen would entail a lot more invention — always risky when you're dealing with precious material.
For the most part, Mr. Peabody & Sherman handles the regeneration of its heroes aptly, allowing for emotionally substance in their unique father-son relationship and all the difficulties inherent therein. The story is no subtle metaphor for the difficulties surrounding gay adoption, with society decreeing that a dog, no matter how hyper-intelligent, cannot be a suitable father. The central plot has Peabody hosting a party for a disapproving child services agent and the parents of a young girl with whom 7-year-old Sherman had a schoolyard spat, all in order to prove himself a suitable dad. Of course, the WABAC comes into play when the tots take it for a spin, forcing Peabody to rush to their rescue.
Getting down to personals, we also see the left brain-heavy Peabody struggle with being father Sherman deserves. The bulk of the emotional marks are hit as we learn just how much Peabody cares for Sherman, and just how hard it has been to accept that his only family is growing up and changing.
But more successful than the new is the film's handling of the old — the material that Peabody and Sherman purists will adore. They travel back in time via the WABAC Machine to Ancient Egypt, the Renaissance, and the Trojan War, and 18th Century France, explaining the cultural backdrop and historical significance of the settings and characters they happen upon, all with that irreverent (but no longer racist) flare that the old cartoons enjoyed. And oh... the puns.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman is a f**king treasure trove of some of the most amazingly bad puns in recent cinema. This effort alone will leave you in awe.
The film does unravel in its final act, bringing the science-fiction of time travel a little too close to the forefront and dropping the ball on a good deal of its emotional groundwork. What seemed to be substantial building blocks do not pay off in the way we might, as scholars of animated family cinema, have anticipated, leaving the movie with an unfinished feeling.
But all in all, it's a bright, compassionate, reasonably educational, and occasionally funny if not altogether worthy tribute to an old favorite. And since we don't have our own WABAC machine to return to a time of regularly scheduled Peabody and Sherman cartoons, this will do okay for now.
If nothing else, it's worth your time for the puns.
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Continuing on with the witchcraft theme, this week's episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills shows Carlton shopping around at a Wiccan store and talking about how she keeps a crystal in her bra to bounce off her negativity. Yolanda meets Carlton at the store where she learns about candles that tell the future.
Kyle and Joyce sip tea together while Kyle fills Joyce in on the dramatic dinner party with Carlton. Kyle is convinced that Carlton put a spell on her computer because the desktop randomly switched from family photos to negative words like "bigot" and "larva." The two decide to exclude Carlton from their trip to Puerto Rico, even though everyone else is going.
Yolanda visits her ex-husband Mohamed’s house to help with the going away party. Mohamed questions Yolanda’s outfit while her husband David says she looks "cute" which is why he and Yolanda are still married.
Brandi begins to suspect something that we pray isn’t true: Did Lisa know that Scheana was sleeping with Brandi’s husband when Brandi was pregnant? We really hope not, we love Lisa, but all that love would disappear in one second if that were true.
Carlton makes an active decision to ignore Kyle, even when they almost have to sit together at dinner. Luckily her husband is there to take the seat! Gigi gives a heartfelt speech, followed by one from Yolanda. Everyone cries... or are those just tears of boredom?
Yolanda asks Brandi why Carlton isn’t involved in the Puerto Rican trip and Brandi says because of the drama she started with Kyle. For the first time in Housewives history, Brandi sides with Kyle.
Kyle asks Brandi to give Carlton the matching ring to the necklace Kyle previously gave to Carlton as a peace offering. Lisa and Brandi attempt to give the ring as another peace offering, but Carlton won’t accept it, saying that it means nothing if Kyle can’t give it to her herself. "If anybody gets anybody to do their dirty work, that would be Kyle," says Carlton.
Kyle and Lisa go shopping for Puerto Rico. We find out that Joyce wasn’t at the party because her dad died. Yolanda and Brandi question cancelling the trip, but Joyce demands the trip go on. Now Kyle just needs a bikini.
In a shocking play, Kim Richards steals this episode from our usual favorite housewives. Kyle and Kim open the show at an aesthetician's office, where it becomes painfully obvious what the girls are about to do. Kyle opens her legs. Kim grips the bright pink vibrator ... and the aesthetician gets the job done. Enough said?
We then follow Kim to her daughter's graduation party where we watch her make a life affirming stand - against the event planner. Fountains and virgin Pina Coladas for her girl!
Following the festivities, Kim takes us to Lisa’s where she confronts Lisa about her obvious absence at her daughter's party. Lisa's claim to be in Missouri fell on deaf ears, as Kim’s hairdresser revealed, Lisa was indeed across the block having dinner at SUR. When Kim confronts Lisa and Ken, Ken throws an off handed remark stating that Kim has definitely missed a few events in her lifetime.
Instead of crying, Kim very clearly states, “Why would you say that?” articulating that it was hurtful, mean and uncalled for. What?! Kim you made sense!
In other news - Carlton got drunk before Kim’s daughter’s party. Brandi threw up the only thing she’d eaten all week. Joyce modeled for an anti-bullying campaign. Kyle and Lisa got along fabulously. Joyce and Brandi agreed on a truce - for now. It was another episode packed full of almost nothing - except for Kim. Cheers to your year of sobriety girl!
This week on our beloved Beverly Hills Housewives, Carlton takes her husband and her mother-in-law to Hustler in Hollywood. It’s actually creepier than it sounds. She fits her skinny figure into a bikini made for a 21 year old, and gives her mother-in-law a lap dance. While sitting next to her husband. Sorry Carlton, not even your ridiculously toned body can make that ok.
Kim watches Kingsley’s new videotape and than proceeds to go the Long Beach Grand Prix. That is all.
Brandi, Joyce and their skinny ‘friends’ try on clothes at Kyle’s boutique for Kyle’s ‘fashion show.’ Kyle gets visibly upset when the clothes literally fall off Brandi and Joyce, maybe if one girl was one size above a zero the two could actually get along. But instead of reveling in their thinness together Joyce has to quote herself, ‘You can never be too thin, too rich, or too sexy.’ Immediately, we jump away from team Joyce. Come on Brandi, where are those fangs.
Enter Lisa. She invites everyone to her restaurant to put the past behind them and start fresh. Insert sigh and overly exaggerated eye roll. How many times do we have to watch these girls start fresh over the plates of never-been-touched food and empty glasses of booze.
Joyce arrives 45 minutes late with her black mane down, we can’t help but wonder what her face actually looks like. Brandi doesn’t say much to her, and vice versa. But than they sit for the meal. Joyce brings up Brandi being a bully and Brandi -- per usual -- stands up for herself and shows obvious irritation. What is unusual this time though, is that Brandi’s words are not slurring, and aside from a couple f-bombs, she is finally making sense.
Joyce is an attention whore with a slightly overweight man-child for a husband. Is Brandi really in the wrong for pointing that out? We don’t think so. We do agree, Brandi shouldn’t have told him to go back to wherever he’s from, what if he takes Joyce? Who will we have to ridicule come Monday night? None of the other housewives are misbehaving. Take it easy Brandi, let’s not drive away the driving force of the show!
Kingsley gets adopted by the trainer because Kim realizes how much fun life is without any children.
The clothes fall off Brandi at Kyle’s fashion show but Joyce pops a button, so they become best friends.
Carlton shoots a sex video with her mother-in-law; her husband is the cameraman.
Season 4 has officially made it impossible to not join Team Kyle. She’s been funny, lacking in drama, and all around helpful to everyone. And although this season has been erring on the side of bore us to tears, Kyle has kept her previous nasty little attitude out of the almost non-existent drama.
Brandi, on the other hand, has been pushing us into the arms of women like Kim and Joyce. Eek. Kyle, we can understand, but Kim, Joyce ... come on Brandi, stop making it easier for us to like them and not you. You’re too damn pretty to be acting this way. And we’re too damn tired of looking at Joyce as she throws her hair around and not hating her for it.
Tonight, Yolanda Foster hosted a dinner party at her house. All the girls attended with the exception of Carlton, who cancelled 45 minutes before the actual party time. Yolanda wasn’t as upset about it as her husband was, and boy, was he. Yolanda made nametags for everyone who attended the party and half of the crew had hearts by their names, half did not. Half the crew was mad about that, half the crew was not.
Brandi was sitting at the opposite end of the table as Joyce, but somehow still found the time to make fun of her and her husband. It’s impossible not to flinch as Joyce screeches baby at her husband, and even more so when he says it’s ok, he’ll be Joyce’s baby if that’s what she wants.
Insert finger down throat.
Lisa thinks Brandi has been drinking too much but finds it funny, not worrisome. Apparently that is Joyce and her baby’s job. The baby tells Joyce she should have an intervention with Brandi, where Joyce smartly replies, she’ll leave that up to the dream team, aka the crew with the hearts on their name tags.
Brandi says she is going to stop drinking, but she sees Joyce at a dinner party and chugs two glasses of white wine, which leads to serious intoxication.
Lisa plans an intervention with Brandi, but gets side tracked when her employees, also known as the ego-inflated SUR servers, have a crisis at the restaurant.
Kyle finds Chica, and we fall further in love with her.