Interesting moment from Project Runway, Season 10, Episode 9 (air 9/13):
According to Tim Gunn, designer Ven Budhu's dress, detailed with pink and white flower patterns,
appears to be covered in used maxi pads. "It's like an homage to a menstrual cycle," he says sadly.
EWWWW. C'mon, Tim! Ven changes the dress into something like a set of human conjoined twins:
one dress on the bottom and one dress on top. I'd rather wear a cute dress that looks like a maxi pad
than a hideous dress that doesn't look like a maxi pad. Just saying.
I guess Tim Gunn has seen a number of used maxi pads in his lifetime?
The Real World St. Thomas finale (aired 9/12) involves chicken abuse (Swift), a guy almost sh*ting his pants during a parade (Trey), drunken gorilla dancing (Marie at a bar), pole dancing (Laura at a bar), and yellow vomit spewing over the side of a boat (all the cast members).
Details about the chickens: to get back at the girls (Marie and LaToya) for a prank, Swift decides to forcibly kidnap two St. Thomas chickens and hide them in his roommates' beds. "I hope LaToya doesn't jump on them!" he says excitedly. So then of course LaToya comes in and jumps on them. Upon being discovered, the chickens emerge with bald patches and expressions of terror (if chickens can have expressions). They are technically alive, but holding on by a thread.
After the closing credits, MTV offers a message of reassurance for the audience: "No chickens were harmed in the implementation of Swift's pranks. They continue to run free in St. Thomas."
I'd like to tweak the message, slightly: "Wild chickens were chased down by a Real World cast member, squeezed, probed, man-handled, wrestled into a taped up box, transported on a boat, hidden under thick blankets as a hilarious "joke", trampled on by multiple drunkards (Ha ha! It's a PRANK! FUNNY!), and finally "released' back into the wild. No chickens were killed during filming of this episode, though they probably died from stress shortly after being 'freed'."
The past few installments of the Real Housewives of New York City (set in St. Barts for the "girls' trip") revolve around a central question: What is "white trash?"
On the 9/3 episode of RHONY, uptight, anxiety-ridden, elitist, b*tchtastic buzzkill Aviva called Sonja and Ramona (blond, rich, 50-something drunkards with lots of time and even more money) "white trash." This was a head scratching moment for the ladies; they claimed afterward to have no idea what "white trash" was (can a person really be so sheltered and wealthy that they have never even heard the term? Or does it just hit too close to home and they've blocked it out?).
On the most recent episode (aired 9/10) they discuss the "slur" further:
Ramona: What's white trash? Is it tacky?
Sonja: Well, we're white. We're trashy.
Ramona: We're not trashy!
(Looking up "white trash" on the internet)
Ramona: It's poor white people. I've never been poor!
Sonja: A hillbilly can make people feel welcome. 'Welcome to my trailer!'
Ramona: I'm going to the bathroom to have more diarrhea.
Sonja: That's white trash.
So, now they know what it means?
It'd be kind of dull to actually recount why Aviva's mean and why Caroline started crying and when Heather got mad and LuAnn with the blah blah... I think it's more interesting to just talk about Ramona and Sonja. Tacky? Maybe? Drunk? Yeah. Girls Gone Wild? Sure. White trash? You decide.
For the full recap of last night's RHONY episode and a breakdown of the ultra-trashy naked swimming pool scene NOBODY need to see, head on over to Real Housewives Real Professor now!