Merry Christmas, Kody Brown! The Brown family had a very special holiday this year, celebrating Christmas a few days late in their new cul-du-sak of homes. The good news is Janelle, Christine and Robyn all moved into their new houses just in time for the belated celebration. The bad news is Meri’s home wasn’t ready by the big day. But will Kody’s first wife get a Christmas miracle? Read on to find out!
In the latest episode of TLC's Sister Wives, Kody Brownand his wives Janelle, 44, Christine, 41, and Robynare thrilled to finally be in their new homes! The Browns narrowly missed their goal of moving in by Christmas Day, so they decided to celebrate on January 2 instead. The only problem is poor Meri, 42, and her only daughter, Mariah, are still without a home, and it’s really killing their Christmas cheer.
‘Sister Wives’ ‘Christmas Surprise’: The Browns Celebrate In Their New Homes
With the exception of Meri and Mariah, the Browns are finally living together again. Their four homes are located in a private gated cul-de-sac that Kody jokingly says looks like a polygamist compound. He thinks this is hilarious, but Christine doesn’t like the comparison to the controversial FLDS church.
“A compound means fear, it means control, it means being told what to do your entire lives,” Christine says, adding, “It’s the opposite of what our lives our like.”
Well said, Christine! The sister wives are definitely free to make their own decisions and Kody has never tried to control them.
He did make one very special holiday command — er, request — though. Kody’s mom can’t make her famous caramels this year, so he asks his wives to have a contest to see who can make the best caramels on Christmas Day.
“If you can beat my mom then you truly deserve to be my wife,” Kody says, laughing.
Robyn likes this idea so much she pretends to stab herself in the face with a screwdriver. Yikes!
Despite the pushback, Kody insists all the wives participate in the cook-off.
“You may be thinking that i’m a misogynist pig right here but you don’t understand my genius,” Kody says in his taped confessional. “It’s about getting more caramels.”
You took the words right out of our mouths, Kody. Still, family traditions are very important so we understand why Kody can’t go a Christmas without his beloved caramels. Stay tuned to see who wins the competition.
‘Sister Wives’: Meri & Mariah Brown Are Homeless
We told you Meri and Mariah were devastated about being the only ones without a home for Christmas. Mariah is particularly disappointed and throughout the episode, she is seen moping around in the other homes, and even sitting outside her future home crying in her car. Poor Mariah! We can understand why she’s so upset, especially because the holidays are tough, but she could at least try to get in the Christmas spirit!
Meri is doing everything she can to cheer Mariah up, but she just can’t seem to get through to her. Meri ends up getting so worked up over her daughter’s feelings that Kody accuses her of being dramatic and making things worse. That’s when Kody has a sit-down with Mariah that would make any teenage girl want to kill him.
Kody basically tells Mariah that she isn’t very pleasant to be around these days, and she should try to be more “chipper” because everyone will like her more that way. Nice try, Dad! For a guy with 17 kids, Kody really doesn’t know how to talk to a teenage girl. Cue Mariah crying and moping around even more.
Kody Cries Over Robyn’s Christmas Present
On January 2, “Christmas” has finally arrived for the Browns! They celebrate at Janelle’s house and there is a ridiculous amount of presents around the tree. Kody reminds us there are 22 people in the family, and at three gifts per person, that makes 66 presents.
But it was easy for Kody to pick his favorite — he says Robyn’s was the biggest surprise he’s ever had. As a gift to Kody, Robyn had her last name changed to Brown, so now she’s truly one of the family! Robyn gave Kody her social security card with her new name on it, and he got so emotional that he started to cry. How sweet!
Kody is only legally married to one of his wives (Meri) so it’s very important to him that his other “spiritual” wives take his last name. Robyn’s present was really heartfelt and it obviously meant a lot to Kody. This is what Christmas is all about for the Browns! Well that, and caramels.
After all of the presents have been opened, it’s time for Kody’s wives to prove their love for him by making caramels. He gives each of them his mother’s famous recipe and the wives get to work — all except Meri and Robyn. Kody’s first and fourth wives aren’t in a cooking mood, so they sneak off and buy caramels from a local store. Meanwhile, Christine has been slaving away in the kitchen making multiple batches of caramels to get the perfect ones, and Janelle has been getting some help from her secret weapon — her mom, who happens to be Kody’s mom’s sister wife.
During the judging, Kody immediately realizes that Meri and Robyn (who are giggling like guilty schoolgirls) didn’t follow his mother’s recipe, so they are disqualified. Christine ends up winning the competition, proving that cheaters never prosper!
Meri Gets A Christmas Miracle
The day after the Browns’ belated Christmas celebration, their realtor Mona shows up with a very special surprise — Meri’s keys to her new home! It’s finally ready for them to move in, and Meri is over the moon. She and Kody go to Mariah’s work to surprise her with a key, and Mariah finally smiles like she means it! What a perfect end to the holidays.
The Browns have been struggling with living apart this season, and it’s obvious that moving into their new homes had a huge positive impact on them. It was really refreshing to see everyone laughing and getting along for a change! Kody says this was the best Christmas they’ve ever had, and everyone else seems to agree. Hopefully things will be better for the Browns now that they’re all living together!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Will the Browns be happier in their new homes?
After Marie finds out that Skyler knew all about Walt’s criminal behavior, she slaps her(!) and tries to kidnap the baby! Things are officially getting cray-cray.
Poor, Skyler (Anna Gunn). If only she had foreseen what would happen when Hank (Dean Norris) and Marie (Betsy Brandt) discovered Walt’s (Bryan Cranston) true identity, perhaps she would have turned him in to authorities when she had the chance. Now, Skyler is paying for it — she’s getting physically beaten and begging her sister not to kidnap her daughter!
Jesse Pinkman’s Plans To Get Rid Of His Money Goes Awry
This episode of Breaking Bad, titled “Buried,” opens with an impoverished man collecting money — money that Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) left behind when he attempted to dispose of his “blood money.” Sadly, Jesse didn’t get far because the man finds him dazed and confused in the park in the middle of the night. (His foolish decision will help Hank out a bit later…)
Walt Escapes Hank’s Garage & Tries To Track Down Skyler
After he’s confronted in the garage, Walt escapes Hank’s house and tries to call Skyler. Unfortunately for him, she’s already on the phone with Hank! In an act of desperation, Walt races to the car wash, but Skyler’s long gone. Instead, she’s meeting Hank at a diner to “talk.”
Hank whips out a tape recorder and asks Skyler to tell him everything she knows. (Real classy, Hank.) However, she puts up a major roadblock by requesting to speak with a lawyer first. Hank gets feisty, though, and suggests they go rally up the kids for safety reasons, but Skyler throws a tantrum and starts screaming, “Am I under arrest?” before running out of the diner. Hank is left flabbergasted — as are we.
Walt meets with Saul (Bob Odenkirk) and he tries giving the potential fugitive some advice. Step number one — remove the battery from his cell phone, even if that means ignoring an urgent call from Skyler. Saul then lightly suggests killing Hank. However, Walt is not pleased with that idea. (To be honest, though, I wouldn’t be shocked if Walt actually goes through with it before the series ends.)
Thinking quickly, Walt drives out to the dessert with barrels of his money with the intention of burying it all. (May I suggest my backyard instead?)
Marie Confronts Skyler Upon Learning About Walt
Later, Marie knocks on Skyler’s door, rather aggressively. Marie demands some answers while Hank waits outside. Skyler starts crying and Marie starts putting all the pieces together — Skyler walking into the pool, Walt’s “gambling addiction” and Hank getting shot. Marie realizes that all of these events are connected.
In a shocking turn of events, Marie slaps Skyler (hard!) and tries to steal the baby! Hank intervenes and — surprisingly — urges Marie to leave the baby. In the car, a determined Marie says, “You have to get [Walt.]” Hank, without even saying a word, lets her know that he plans to do just that. (And no joke — I’m officially scared.)
Walt Returns Home
Meanwhile, Walt’s hard at work in the dessert, digging a very deep hole. He buries the barrels and memorizes the exact longitude and latitude points. He then returns home to a very freaked out Skyler.
Without saying a word, Walt, who is covered in dirt and sweat before he disrobes to his famous whitey tighties, collapses on the bathroom floor. (Well, burying barrels of money in the dessert will certainly do that to a fella). When he wakes up, Walt suggests turning himself in and begs Skyler to keep all the money for their children. However, her suggestion is to stay quiet because she believes Hank is only going on mere speculation — he doesn’t have much, if any, proof that Walt’s guilty. (In my opinion, Skyler was always the smart one. Walt better not kill her.)
Lydia Takes Control Of The New Meth Lab
Lydia (Laura Fraser) pays a visit to the new meth lab, somewhere in the dessert. She’s not happy — she feels the new product (meth) doesn’t live up to Heisenberg’s standards. She demands the new cooks do better. She even suggests they rehire Todd because he learned from Walt. The guys don’t seem to fond of that idea.
As Lydia’s down in the bunker, trouble happens above. The guys in the bunker tell her to stay there and they go back to ground level to figure out what’s going on. It seems as though Lydia ordered some sort of massacre and everyone gets killed. When the gunshots stop, a man opens the bunker and calls down to her. It’s Todd! Clearly, Lydia had an agenda and now she’ll have her way. (P.S. — I love the visible shots of Lydia’s Louboutins as she treks over dozens of dead bodies. Christian should be proud.)
Hank Sets Out A Plan To Take Down Walt
Back at Hank’s house, Marie urges her husband to tell the DEA about Walt. He says it’s not a good idea and that the day he goes in and tells the DEA about Walt will be the last day he works there because for the last year, the person he’s been chasing all along was his own brother-in-law. (Yeah, definitely embarrassing, dude.)
Hank says he’s not going to the DEA until he has proof. (Well, that may happen sooner than later, thanks to Jesse.)
When Hank returns to work, he’s alerted that Jesse’s currently in holding after he was found with loads of money on him. Clearly, Hank feels that he’s found his lead.
What did you think of tonight’s episode, HollywoodLifers? Will Jesse turn against Walt in return for some sort of plea deal?
One of the most anticipated one-on-one interviews of the year is finally here. Oprah sat down with Lindsay Lohan for ‘Next Chapter’ and on August 18, where Lindsay answers the questions we’ve all been wanting the answers to.
After years of being in and out of the media, the courtroom, jail, and rehab,Lindsay Lohan is finally sharing what has really happened over the years, admitting that she “just needs to shut up and listen” to those trying to help her.
Lindsay Lohan Opens Up On ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’
Oprah Winfrey sat down with a clear-headed Lindsay, where she asked about all six trips to rehab, her time in jail, and even her scary drug use.
“My intention is to just, you know, be me — be open and honest,” Lindsay started the interview with. She revealed that her first time in rehab — back in 2007 — was actually because she had began taking Ambien and the side effects were “really scary.”
The next few times were after two DUIs, possession of cocaine, and Lindsay herself realizing the help she needed.
After the first DUI, Lindsay was court ordered to go to Promises Rehabilitation Center. Just two months later, she got a second DUI.
“I didn’t take Promises seriously,” she said. “There were moments at that age for me, I related on and off. I didn’t really acknowledge that there could be an issue, that there would be. I was 21.”
Lindsay: I Was Ready To Go To Jail In 2007
However, there was a huge issue — and she was going to jail:
Strangely, being in my addiction and having all the chaos around me that I was so comfortable with — somewhere inside me, I kind of wanted to go to jail. That was subconsciously being put out there by me. I think it was just to find some peace, to have some time to just sit and be. It’s terrifying. Just seeing my mom and my sister’s face in that courtroom — and my dad, i just remember this rush of heat coming over me and not knowing what to expect.
Oprah was wondering why, after five times in rehab from 2007-2013, the sixth time was different, as Lindsay claims.
“I’ve just hit a wall,” Lindsay explained. “I’m just tired. When I spoke to Shawn Holley (Lindsay’s attorney), I just said, ‘I think the best option is to just go to treatment, to take care of myself, to find myself.’ I came into it really willing [the last time]. I don’t have control over tomorrow.”
Lindsay Admits: I’m Addicted To Alcohol & Chaos
When asked her drug of choice, Lindsay reveals that alcohol started it all.
“Alcohol,” Lindsay answered. “And that, in the past, was a gateway to other things. I never abused, but I tried cocaine with alcohol.”
Lindsay was arrested in 2007 and charged with possession and misdemeanor use of cocaine. She said in May 2013 that she had used cocaine four to five times in her life.
“I really haven’t done it more than 10 to 15 times,” she revealed to Oprah. “Of course I said three to four time! I was terrified and humiliated. No, it never felt good the next day. It allowed me to drink more. It went hand in hand with drinking.”
It’s no secret that Lindsay’s grown up in a chaotic household, and she confirmed to Oprah that “it was a comfortable chaos.” “What was chaotic to other people looking in, to me was normal. There’s something to be said about me learning to just be OK.”
So, what exactly is different this time around? Oprah was wondering the same thing.
“I’m not taking Adderall – that’s a big deal,” Lindsay revealed, telling Oprah that she began taking it for ADD and became addicted. “That’s all i knew. I was convinced it did ground me, but I noticed how calm I am now [without it], which it did before. The more that I’ve spent time working on just myself, with no other, I don’t need it.”
However, now Lindsay is not using any drugs, she claims — only vitamins and medicine for acid reflux disease. Now, it’s time to just focus on what makes her happiest — acting.
Lindsay On Acting Again: Nothing Can Stand In My Way Now
“I have to regain the trust of people in my career that have their doubts, and I fully respect that,” she said. “I hate that label and that title [of child star gone bad]. That’s not what I ever aspired to be. That’s not what I want in my life. As long as I stay honest with myself and just do the work that I’m willing to do and have been willing to do and am doing, then there’s nothing that can stand in my way of that. I’m my own worst enemy, and I know that and I’ve been.”
It appears that now is the start of something new for her Lindsay.
“I haven’t felt the way I feel now in a very long time,” Lindsay said. “I feel whole again. I have such a desire to want to keep this feeling and want to stay this way. I’m willing to do whatever it takes . I really want to be on set again, that’s what feeds me!”
Oprah ended the interview telling Lindsay she wants her to win — do you? What did you think of the interview, HollywoodLifers? Do you think that Lindsay’s interview is a new start for her?
WATCH: Oprah on Lindsay Lohan interview: She was honest, showed up early
Kris has never had a good relationship with Bruce’s mom, Ester Jenner. In fact, we learn on the Aug. 18 episode that they’ve only met four times! Bruce convinces Kris to let Ester come visit for her 87th birthday and it turns into a total disaster.
We’re learning on this season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians that Kris Jenner has a lot of skeletons in her closet. It turns out the momager is barely on speaking terms with Bruce Jenner‘s mother, Ester Jenner, who lives in Idaho. When Bruce asks Kris if she’ll stay for Ester’s birthday party, she says she’ll have to “check my schedule.”
Kris Jenner Fights With Bruce Jenner’s 87-Year-Old Mother
Bruce goes to Kris and tells her that his mom’s birthday is coming up and he thinks it would be nice if they went to visit her in Idaho. Kris freaks out and tells Bruce that his mom doesn’t like her and that each encounter with her has been unpleasant. Kris tells Bruce she won’t go fly to see her because she wants to surround herself with positive energy and people that love her.
Bruce is truly heartbroken and decides to try and get advice from Khloe Kardashian. Khloe convinces Bruce to keep trying to tell Kris just how important this is to him. That’s when Bruce tells Kris he will fly his mother to California, so that they don’t have to go there. You would think that would make Kris happy but she still says she’s not sure if she’ll be around for the Jenner family dinner. It really is sad to watch a Kris hold a grudge like this.
When Ester shows up, Kris doesn’t even go up and talk to her. Instead, they glare at each other and don’t speak. Finally, at the dinner a few words are spoken but it’s so awkward. We’re watching Kris have a fight with her children’s 87-year-old grandmother — so weird! Things are so tense, that Kris makes up an excuse to leave the party early. Of course she blames it on Kim’s pregnancy and says she needs to go “take care of her.”
The next day Bruce gets his mom from the hotel and brings her to the house so that Kris and Ester can hash things out face-to-face.
Kris & Bruce Jenner’s Mom Have A Heart-To-Heart
Kris is continuing to be standoffish but Ester makes the first move. The little Jenner matriarch tells Kris that she’s sorry they haven’t been closer and she thinks Kris has been a good wife to Bruce. But she does quip that it’s the “longest marriage Bruce has ever had.” She had to get a dig in somewhere!
Kris and Ester talk things out and agree that they need to speak more. It’s totally awkward to watch but nice that they could work it out all.
Tune in next Sunday for an all new episode on E! at 9 p.m.
HollywoodLifers, sound off below and tell us if you think Kris was acting immature and ridiculous?
Spoiler alert: Stop reading now if you haven’t seen the polarizing ‘True Blood’ season finale. I’m about to whine about many major plot points.
Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Warlow’s wedding day finally arrived on the Aug. 18 season finale of True Blood, but like most major events in Bon Temps, it didn’t exactly go off without a hitch. In fact, it was pretty much one big non-stop hitch, as Warlow revealed his true intentions to his future bride. Spoiler alert: He’s a total hybrid douche.
I’ll try to sum this up quickly: Using Adelyn’s light — and Violet’s temper — Bill (Stephen Moyer), Jason (Ryan Kwanten) and Andy (Chris Bauer) crossed over to the fairy plane and rescued Sookie from her evil fiancée. They brought the fight to Chez Stackhouse, where Niall re-emerged and helped Jason stake Warlow once and for all.
But just when it seemed like all everyone’s troubles were over, Billith’s blood finally wore off, forcing the captive vamps to return to the shadows. And this transition proved especially difficult for one fan-favorite vamp… and his penis.
Is Eric Dead?
An unsuspecting Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) was sunbathing atop a Swedish mountain when Billith’s magic wore off, and the audience was forced to watch in horror as his naked — and by “naked,” I mean we literally saw his penis — burst into flames.
So… is that it? Is Eric really dead? Freakin’ Terry Bellefleur gets three full episodes dedicated to his memory, yet Eric — arguably the most fan-loved character on the series — just burns off without so much as a “see ya later”?
I really want to believe Eric and his penis are still alive, but nothing in the episode seemed to imply otherwise. Pam (Kristin Bauer Van Straten) is not going to like what she finds.
Brave New Bon Temps
About halfway through the episode — shortly after we were treated to Eric’s sexy-yet-tragic death scene – we suddenly jumped six months into the future, bringing about major changes for everyone. Here’s a quick rundown of what your favorites are now up to:
> Sookie is dating Alcide (Joe Manganiello). What? > Bill is a best-selling author. Yeah, OK. > Jason is Violet’s “love” slave. Whatever. > Sam (Sam Trammell) is the mayor of Bon Temps. Qualifications? > Arlene (Carrie Preston) owns Merlotte’s, which is now called Bellefleur’s. Blasphemy.
Adding to all that weirdness, humans are now being paired off with vampires for “protection” against the Hepatitis V-infected vamps roaming the countryside. In fact, the episode ended with those very same bloodsuckers arriving in Bon Temps in the middle of a party at Merlotte’s — I mean, “Bellefleur’s.”
And that was it. That was the big season finale we’ve all been waiting for. While I appreciate the show obviously trying to get back to its small-town roots, and while I also believe Alexander’s penis deserves a guest-star Emmy nomination, I just feel like there was no closure — aside from the death of Warlow, of course, which actually kind of bummed me out. I wish they hadn’t completely turned his character around on a dime. It felt cheap.
As for Eric, his death — if that’s really what happened — was definitely the biggest blunder of the hour.
Nay, the series.
Now that I’ve ranted, tell me what YOU thought of the finale, HollywoodLifers. Are you dying for season seven already, or did this hour — mainly Eric’s unconfirmed-but-likely death — leave a bad taste in your mouth? Drop a comment with your review below.
While Dexter was getting all googly-eyed over his ex-girlfriend, the real monster, his protege, was potentially bludgeoning his next door neighbor to death. Whoops!
Over the course of the series, Dexter (Michael C. Hall) has let a surprising amount of characters see into who he really is. All of them have either kept their mouths shut or been put down. But as Dexter comes to and end, will Zach Hamilton (Sam Underwood), the creepy teen psychopath, become the exception?
Dexter & Hannah: He’s Still Thinking With The Wrong Head
We’ll have to wait before a question like that is answered.
Even though Dexter knows he should’ve been paying more attention to Zach instead of living in lala land with Hannah (Yvonne Strahovsky), he doesn’t learn from his own mistakes. Instead he decides he should probably help Hannah flee the country. Seriously?
Dexter can’t avoid his Zach problem forever though, so he’s on the hunt for a fake passport AND a teenager in the midst of a murderous rage.
With his blood under Cassie’s fingers (a piece of evidence that Dexter is obviously omitting from the police investigation), Zach is wisely on the run, fled to the Florida Keys. So of course Dexter’s like, “Hey Hannah, let’s take a romantic trip to the Keys!” Smart move, or as Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) puts it, “Dick for brains!”
Speaking of Deb (Hannah’s archnemesis, remember?), she’s tired of letting Dexter solve the problems. With a GPS tracker attached to Dexter’s car, Deb follows him down to the Keys while her boss, Elway, looks into Miles Castner’s odd disappearance (I assume this will come up at later time).
Zach Hamilton: Did He Kill Cassie?
But did Zach even kill Cassie? When he and Dexter finally come face-to-face, he looks more confused than caught red-handed. Oh boy! Turns out the kid has an alibi — he’s been hunting an old high school enemy. The protege plot line continues!
I absolutely love how Dexter goes from hunter to teacher in .01 seconds, schooling Zach on the importance of picking the right kill rooms and dishing on the best ways to sedate a victim. I can’t tell you how gleeful I am.
But Wait, The Brain Surgeon Lives?
With Dexter passing the serial killer torch — and maybe finding someone he actually loves (and can get butt-naked with!) in Hannah — he may actually have a shot at some semblance of normalcy. He’s got a lover, and he has two sons, one literal and one figurative. He has one big happy family. Will Dexter end with him retiring and riding off into the sunset with his happy bunch?
Well no, not exactly. The fact that Zach didn’t kill Cassie means someone else did. And after Dex sexes up Hannah he returns home to find Zach sitting in his desk chair — with his brain carved out!
First of all, I’m furious that the protege plot line is over but second of all — the Brain Surgeon is not dead! (Told ya so.)
After traveling to Beverly Hills for a bit of plastic surgery, Jacqueline returns home to New Jersey with a new body! Luckily, we weren’t subjected to looking at slices of Jacqueline’s skin on the operating table again. (Seriously — I’ll never eat quesadillas again!)
Later, in a tear-inducing moment, Jacqueline’s son Nicholas glows with excitement upon the vision of his mommy walking through the front door. So cute!
Lauren Manzo Contemplates Marriage
Lauren Manzo confesses that she’s struggling with the idea of marriage. After launching her new business, Cafface, Lauren feels that her love life is a second priority and she’s no longer ready to get engaged to her longtime boyfriend Vito.
During an intimate dinner date, Lauren tells Vito that she’d say no to a proposal at this time in her life. (Way harsh, Lauren!)
Chaos Erupts At Teresa Giudice’s Milania Hair Care Event
Teresa hosts a launch party for her new Milania hair care line, but in typical Jersey fashion, a world war breaks out. For some odd reason, Teresa feels that her event is the perfect opportunity for Melissa Gorga to confront Jan and Penny about their previous accusations. Teresa tells Melissa she has no control over who comes to her event, but she has her sister-in-law’s back, so there’s no need to worry. (How courteous of her.)
While Melissa and Joe Gorga place nice with Teresa and Joe Giudice, Kim “D,” Jan and Penny gossip about Melissa by the bar. (I must note that I’ve been to this gorgeous venue — Stone House at Sterling Ridge — for a wedding. Jersey represent!)
Kim “D” motions for Melissa to come over and she tries to squash any beef they may have. Melissa doesn’t seem irked until Jan walks over.
Almost immediately, Jan accuses Melissa of meeting her ex. However, it’s when Penny enters the conversation that things start to get sticky. When Melissa presses Penny and tries to find out who put her up to releasing an article to Life & Style, Penny refuses to give up a name. And strangely enough, Teresa is hovering over the situation and diverting the conversation, making sure it’s known that she and Penny are “not friends.”
All that Teresa seems interested in is making sure her name is cleared, which only makes her look more guilty. Melissa and Joe feel that something is off.
They all part ways and Teresa feels vindicated.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Is Teresa responsible for these dirty rumors about Melissa?