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WAGS Review | Premieres on E! August 18th

I was recently given the opportunity to see an advance premiere of E!’s new show WAGS, which will premiere August 18th at 10pm ET.  For those who don’t know, WAGS stands for “Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars.”

This new one-hour, eight episode series gives viewers a front row seat to the real competition, taking audiences on a wild ride into the world of some of today’s hottest professional athletes from the perspective of the women who stand by their side, WAGS. These WAGS are playing the most competitive sport out there: getting and keeping that pro-athlete man. As part of an elite, exclusive group, the WAGS are close friends who are bound together by a strict hierarchy, unspoken rules and plenty of drama – and those who have the coveted ring and a husband with a contract are the ones with all the power! As in sports, this game is all about getting that “W” and this pack knows how to play the field!

The main theme that kept popping up in the premiere episode was cheating. These WAGS, who mind you are gorgeous, are not blind to the fact that, and I quote, “If your man’s not having sex, he’ll get it somewhere else.” It’s unfortunate to hear right off the bat that the athlete stereotype is true, and it gets the best of them – and we have front row seats to the show.

Something surprising that also is a major storyline is the hierarchy of it all. Wives are at the top of the totem pole, while girlfriends are at the bottom, and are treated poorly by the wives and fiancés. As a woman, I hate to see when women who should really band together cut each other down. But, I must say, it makes for great television!

Meet the women:

Sasha Gates

Sasha is the queen WAG of the group, married to a 5-time All Pro Player from the San Diego Chargers who has a multi-million dollar contract. She was featured in music videos until she met her husband, but now she’s a doting wife and mother to a little girl with another one on the way. However, Sasha still has her own interests as she starts looking into a music career. She also has a children’s clothing line called Wittle Ones, with best friend/business partner Autumn Aijrotutu, which features cute football clothes for kids.

Autumn Ajirotutu

Autumn met Seyi Ajirotutu of the Philadelphia Eagles in college, and the two are now married with twin girls. After leaving the San Diego Chargers, Seyi recently signed with the Eagles and now Autumn is faced with having to decide whether to uproot her family and turn her life upside down to move to Philly. Autumn has always loved to party and is finding it difficult at times to transition from that life to being a new mom.

Barbie Blank

Barbie is engaged to Sheldon Souray (most recently of the Anaheim Ducks) and the two are actively planning their January 2016 wedding in Cabo! Barbie is a former WWE Diva known as “Kelly Kelly,” who made her debut at only 19 years old. She performed from 2006-2012, which included being the Diva’s Champion in 2011. As a former athlete herself, she’s not a “typical” WAG, but with the pending wedding, Barbie is very excited to move up the hierarchy chain and legitimize her WAG status.

Ashley North

Ashley North is a WAGS descendant (her father was a Major League Baseball player who played for the SF Giants, Oakland A’s and Chicago Cubs), who gets a lot of great advice from her dad on how to navigate this competitive world, including an emphatic warning not to date athletes! However, Ashley chose not to heed his advice – she has been with Dashon Goldson of the Washington Redskins for over 11 years and the two have a young daughter together named Charly. They have been engaged for a year, but Dashon’s hesitation with locking in a wedding date is a serious cause for concern. Outside of her “roles” as a WAG and mother, Ashley is trying to balance her own career as a celebrity stylist whose clients have included Kevin Hart, Justin Bieber and J Cole among others.

Nicole Williams

Nicole has been dating Larry English of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for four years now, and she is ready for that ring! She is a gorgeous, successful working model who is always on the road traveling for jobs, having modeled for Old Navy, Gucci, La Senza, Macy’s and more – she was even tapped to appear in Robin Thicke’s “Treats” video. While she prides herself with having her own life, Nicole tries to keep Larry on a short leash as she struggles with the “jersey chasers” who follow these NFL players everywhere they go!

Natalie Halcro and Olivia Pierson

Natalie and Olivia are gorgeous, cousins and best friends who launched a beauty and fashion blog together that proved to be so successful, they are taking it to the next level – but mixing family and business is always a challenge! Natalie’s boyfriend is Shaun Phillips who has played for the Denver Broncos, Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts. They have been together for 2 1/2 years and while Shaun is looking to take things to the next level, Natalie is very independent and has to figure out how to balance this relationship with her own career plans, especially now that she has reached “Instafame” with a million Instagram followers! Olivia is single and a hopeless romantic, but will only date athletes. She has been linked to players from the Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers and Los Angeles Clippers!

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Bravo Emjois. Bloop!

You might need to take a Xanax for this one…

Bravo has just introduced its new app: The Real Housewives Stickermojis, and it is giving me life! To quote a pal of mine, “It is everything I never knew I wanted,” and truer words have never been spoken!

What is it? Well, the title speaks for itself: Realhousewife-themed emojis! Here are some examples of how you these can be best utilized:

If you’re getting into a heated argument via text with your bestie, you can just express yourself with one of these:

Who Gon' Check Me Boo?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to not-so-subtly hint that you are in the mood, Kim Richards can help you convey that message:

Kim Richards Emoji

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feeling a little unstable? You know Ramona’s got your back!

ramotional

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And if you’ve run out of words, you can always just toss out Aviva’s leg and call it a day!

Aviva Drescher Leg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

App is $2.00 in the iTunes store and now available!

 

DVR Pause – Teen Mom 2: You Got Me

On last night’s episode, Jenelle and Nathan decide they want a baby, you know, since they now live together, have been dating for two months, and since Jenelle is sober, it’s obviously a great idea! [Note: sarcasm!].

The couple decided to break the news to Barbara over ice cream, which was a brilliant distraction, seriously. If Barbara did not have a delicious frosty treat in hand to focus on instead of the fact that her 21 year old daughter who doesn’t have custody of her first child is planning a second kid, who knows what obscenities would have flown out of her mouth!

Barbara Evans Teen Mom 2
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Vanderpump Rules Season 2 Fashion Round Up: Scheana Edition

With part one of the Vanderpump Rules reunion behind us, it’s time to take a trip down memory lane of Scheana’s fashion choices from the season.

Personally, I think Scheana is a very pretty girl and can get away with wearing anything, and it seems as though she gravitates towards 80s fashion, which I’m not really a fan of. She really likes her body suits and neons!

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Remember her white body suit from her gay pride performance on the SUR float?

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Here she is performing at her engagement party in her gold booty shorts. I guess booty shorts transcend decades, but I thought the gold was over the top, but then again she was singing a song called, “Good as Gold,” so I can’t really hate!

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Here she is with her now fiancé Shay in matching hot pink ensembles while away in Cabo with the SUR crew.

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Again with the neon in Cabo!

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DVR Pause – Kim of Queens: Diva Deconstruction

On the most recent episode of my newest obsession, Kim of Queens, enabling mother Tateasa wants Kim to train her drop dead gorgeous spoiled daughter Alexis, but Kim isn’t so sure this diva is worth the trouble.

Did you guys watch? Kim decided it would be a good learning opportunity (or the producers thought it would make for great television) to take Tateasa and Alexis to a local thrift shop to buy her outfit of choice for the upcoming pageant.  Of course the ladies did not know Kim had a thrift shop in mind, and the fools rolled into the thrift shop as so:

Kim of Queens

Our deconstructed diva was a bit distraught and was a total disaster when Kim insisted this is where her outfit of choice would be from. Has she not seen Macklemore’s Thrift Shop video? Obviously, thrift store shopping is this much fun, little girl:

I wear your granddad’s clothes, I look incredible.

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DVR Pause – Shahs of Sunset: Sometimes You Just Have to Drink it Off

Mo’ Cedes, Mo’ Sex Tapes.

The opening scene of last night’s Shahs of Sunset featured Mercedes (MJ) and Reza walking into a computer shop because she couldn’t find her sex tapes on her laptop. That’s a good thing, right? Well, not for MJ. She was, and I quote, having some lonely nights when she wanted to reminisce and couldn’t find them.

When the tech-guy took her laptop to the back to see if he can recover the deleted files so she could, “reminisce,” Reza asked the question on everyone’s minds:

How many sex tapes are there?

“Oh you know, like two,” MJ casually responds.

Try putting a zero behind that two, honey. There was a folder FULL of Quicktime files that she quickly closed, because she was suddenly embarrassed.

Hope you enjoyed that little anecdote from last night’s episode. Now onto Mike, and his maybe underbite?

Mike Shouhed