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Reality Show Cast Members are Like Sex Workers, Getting a Tiny Fraction of the Cash They Generate, and BravoTV is Like ‘Hunger Games’

September 21, 2013


The video above is not playing properly on YouTube, but you can watch it at Gawker (“Saturday Night Live Women of SNL: Real Housewives Open” — it is hilarious!) — click here for the full length video.

This blog was originally published on April 15, 2013, and was republished on September 21, 2013 for something to ponder and discuss as FW reorganizes.

In her book, “Reality Bites Back“, Jennifer Prozner compares certain types of reality show cast members to sex workers:

The truth is that reality TV music and modeling franchises function much like the sex industry. Like most sex workers, they get a tiny fraction of the cash their bodies generate, while their pimps—the media conglomerates and embedded sponsors—control the profits generated by their hydrations. The workers are undervalued and treated as interchangeable.

marie said on April 2, 2013 at Fame-Whorgas:

You know the whole Bravo reality game brings to mind Hunger Games except that these people fight for money instead of their lives.

They cast people with just enough money to play the roles and who are desperate enough to keep playing the roles in hopes of realizing wealth. Cast members so desperate to look wealthy that they go bankrupt during the course of the seasons, furthering their need to stay on the show, even as each season gets more and more cut throat.

Then Bravo plays all these mind tricks on them so that they don’t know who’s responsible for what, and the only people they can contractually blame/attack are those in the same situation as them, instead of who really is creating the drama.

Bravo throws many digs from many angles — as they press the cast to have “opinions” about these digs — and all the while they are hoping that one of those digs hits a soft spot so all the cast members will turn on each other.

And then we watch it implode.

We are like the people in ‘The District’, just watching the whole mess hit the fan and falling for all the caricatures they have created, forming opinions and placing bets on what will happen next.

It has really become sick.

These people are all little Bravo lab rats, trying to stay on top to save what very little is left of their reputations.

I used to love all the Housewives shows. I was well aware that these people were probably not of the best ilk because those types don’t have to jump on a show to air “their realities” for a quick buck. But I enjoyed the friendships and silly trips amongst the nice backdrops. But this has become too much. Most of these people are not even friends, let alone the fact that lives are really being ruined; and these people are all so financially desperate at this point, to keep up their looks, that they are trapped into continuing. I cannot watch it anymore. It’s sad.

Bravo Andy twists housewives into caricatures and nightmarish hormonal bitches. – Aint Pittypat, April 8, 2013, Fame-Whorgas

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Andy Cohen was the brunt of the joke on Saturday Night Live this weekend, when the Bravo star was impersonated by castmember Taran Killam in a hilarious sendup of Cohen’s nightly Watch What Happens Live. “I’m Andy Cohen, and I gave myself this show!” Killam declares, punctuating nearly every sentence with a maniacal laugh. “I hope you’re all hungry, because I’m a cutiepie!” He adds of the freewheeling show: “As a reminder, the show is live, so anything can happen — but don’t worry, nothing will!” He continues that, as usual, the chatfest features “one F-list Bravo personality and one astonishingly famous person you can’t believe agreed to be on this show, hahaha!” (The so-called A-lister on this skit is Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu, whom Killam-as-Cohen says he met in the Hamptons.) Killam as Andy shrugs off the cancer battle of one Real Housewives of OC star to point out his own cuteness. – LOL! Andy Cohen Savagely Mocked on Saturday Night Live, April 9, 2012, Us Weekly

Taran as Andy made fun of the reality host by asking viewers to text in and vote on which picture of him was cuter. Later, after putting floaties on his arms, he asked: “How cute am I? Text “very” to 117755!” Real life Andy Cohen responded to the skit yesterday on Twitter: “OMG, the one night I go to bed early I’m lampooned on SNL?! Great job. I am flattered.” – RyanSeacrest.com, April 9, 2012

It seems like Andy lied and, in reality, didn’t take too kindly to the joke, using his power at NBC (Bravo is an NBC affiliate) to remove all copies of the skit from the internet, including the official copy at SNL.

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  1. Sydney
    April 15, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    “Reality” is not really reality.

  2. luvfamewhorgas
    April 15, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Fame you hit the nail on the head! Pimped out by “reality” tv.

    • Reece
      April 15, 2013 at 10:10 PM

      Jax’s daughter seems to be on her feet now. I read that she is a correspondent at the MTV awards. Seems like she has been better since she moved some distance from her mother. I feel for Teresa, but at the same time she cant totally hate this experience.Bravo is very calculated-they dont however, hold guns to any of the womens heads. No amount of money or fame should ever come before your self worth. I hate the dynamic of everyone ganging up on one person. Drama? Ok bring it. But ganging up on a person when you have faults of your own paints a picture of jealousy.

  3. Aint Pittypat
    April 15, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    Thanks Fame. It frightens me that impressionable tweens , teens and twentysomethings watch this show and are sucked in by the glamour, ostentation, deceptively lavish lifestyles and somehow think that this is reality. How many want to emulate these women? Even when women have careers on reality shows it does not begun to show the struggle and sacrifice. Lets stop encouraging women to lead faux lives. Lets embrace who we truly are and never forget when our fair sex is demeaned and stereotyped that without females the human race would cease to exist.

    • April 15, 2013 at 11:15 PM

      Thank you, AP, for the quote, “Bravo Andy twists housewives into caricatures and nightmarish hormonal bitches.” There is a quote from an old movie, I think “True Romance”, where Christian Slater says, “Without women, there would be no civilization.” So true!

      • Aint Pittypat
        April 16, 2013 at 12:13 AM

        I am so happy you used it ! What I find most appalling is the constant portrayal of women as base, narcissists who betray one another and fight like jackals . I hesitate to use the term agenda but it feels exactly like that and btw is blatantly false. My experience is the polar opposite. Of course there are the occasional Jacaloons and Carolines but they usually are quickly sussed out and left to find like companions or change! I am beyond frustrated because women are so very strong and in their own way champions of the very qualities that bind humanity together. We are warriors for all that is great and good. I feel demeaned by the classless, tasteless portrayal of women . We do not all base our self worth on a powerful husband, the beautiful face , the designer handbag or the size zero dress that bodies are starved to fit into. I am reminded of my daughters no drama rule at her wedding and how beautifully these young ladies made the most of a special time for her. What impressed me most were their careers, an atomic engineer, a biologist an attorney, a nuclear scientist and a biologist. Restores ones faith in the community of successful women who achieve without backstabbing, who succeed without betrayal . We really are better than this hot mess Bravo shoves at us. Even when they portray professional women they all act complete wackadoos.

        • September 21, 2013 at 1:26 PM

          This is so very true and SAD! If Bravo were portraying gays, minorities, Muslims, Jews, etc. in this way, all heck would break loose. Andy hates women-IMO

          • donewithbravo
            October 2, 2013 at 1:19 PM

            Uhhhh, what about the LI Princesses show???

  4. love4peace
    April 15, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    i really feel bad about being part of this reality tv sex workers thing. it is kinda of creepy

  5. April 15, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Bravo is the stereotype machine!

    • IhateAndy
      September 22, 2013 at 7:19 AM

      you hit the nail on the head.

  6. Jeannie5233
    April 15, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Just watched this video on hulu as Fame suggested – needed a really good laugh and it did the trick! Hysterical!

    • April 16, 2013 at 12:03 AM

      Once I figured out to push the here button (duh) I watched as well. It was funny but sad. Sad for me as Andy was reveling in being the “pimp”. I think he really gets off on it, sad.

      • April 16, 2013 at 12:09 AM

        Sorry MzJules, I changed it to make it clearer. Also, don’t forget to watch “Saturday Night Live Mocks Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live”)… it is so funny!

        • April 16, 2013 at 12:23 AM

          Thanks Fame! I did watch the others and they made giggle for sure!

  7. April 15, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    It’s all driven by the producers with enough reality to keep us watching. Even Teresa admits, she is a good employee (albeit in a very sarcastic voice). They are all playing the game to keep their 15 minutes of fame and make as much money as they can regardless of the circumstances.

    • Aint Pittypat
      April 16, 2013 at 12:22 AM

      The sex trade is a very apt comparison because where else would women with very few marketable skills have this kind of earning power ? And it has to be a vicious cycle of money earned and filling the household coffers only to pour out again. Do any of the housewives use their earning power for anything but botox, cosmetic procedures, designer duds and paying the lease on the status car and the rent on the McMansion? Like hamsters on Bravo Andy’s payroll/wheel they can’t climb off or their house of cards will collapse.

  8. Anonymous
    April 16, 2013 at 8:18 AM

    “I owe my soul to the company store.” The only ones who seem to get out on their own volition are the Adrienne’s and Camille’s, who have genuine millions and could rein mountains of legal dollars and inconvenience into the well-oiled machine without skipping a beat.

    • Ana-Capri
      April 16, 2013 at 11:33 AM

      I don’t know-I think Adrienne may have a few money troubles now.

      • April 16, 2013 at 3:23 PM

        Are you kidding me? Adrienne is set for life.

        • Ana-Capri
          April 16, 2013 at 5:55 PM

          I don’t know the facts-but I have read she “cut back on household staff,” and”her fortune is dwindling.”

    • Aint Pittypat
      April 16, 2013 at 11:47 AM

      ITA. The rest have to dance to whatever tune Bravo wants to play and as fast and hard as Miss Andy demands.

    • Jeannie5233
      April 16, 2013 at 9:13 AM

      Could be for several reasons – Either they have missed more than that one payment in February 2012 or they have gotten wind of the taxes she owes to the state of NJ, the enormous legal bills they have stemming from their bankruptcy/fraud case and now the assault charges – the bank wants their money and are calling in the loan.

      • Silvana
        September 21, 2013 at 8:39 PM

        Sackem that article was from April this year I think they sorted out the problem. I remember jac tweeting about it to the ” haters”.

        • September 22, 2013 at 8:46 AM

          Silvana, all these posts are from April. I think Fame linked up an old blog??

          • Jeannie5233
            September 22, 2013 at 12:18 PM

            You are correct Bree – this a republished article from Fame – and tht is why the comments are dated back in April:

            “This blog was originally published on April 15, 2013, and was republished on September 21, 2013 for something to ponder and discuss as FW reorganizes.”

    • Ana-Capri
      April 16, 2013 at 11:31 AM

      I thought it was only a matter of time. They seem so desperate in so many ways.The Gorgas will be next IMO! I am also beginning to think that maybe, just maybe Jac and Melissa DID indeed set Teresa up?? What do you think? Hope all is well with you-I have been so busy lately.

      • Aint Pittypat
        April 16, 2013 at 11:54 AM

        I’m curious if Jax was told bring it ala Tres table flip or lose your Bravo paycheck? Roll tape. Stiletto Gate ensues. Ugh. Just crazy. And when I remember the deck ambush , the taunts about Teresa carrying a new hand bag, I hope you go to jail.

        • Ana-Capri
          April 16, 2013 at 1:24 PM

          It sounds like they are at the end of their rope-The greeks wanted a spot on the show-why on earth would he say something about a child? No way this ever happened.

          • Jeannie5233
            April 16, 2013 at 6:19 PM

            Hi Ana! Me too! Lots going on right now! But just wanted to tell you that I do believe Jacqueline and Melissa were in on the setup along with KimD. And, I also believe you are right – the Gorgas are not far behind the Lauritas barely hanging by their teeth.

    • Aint Pittypat
      April 16, 2013 at 11:50 AM

      @sackem. Thanks for the link. I wonder if MeGo tore a page from the Cracker Jax frenemies playbook and is selling het secrets for Gold Coins.

  9. Sydney
    April 16, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Oh Jac Karma GIrlfriend

  10. Ana-Capri
    April 16, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    The Jersey Parody is soooooo funny! Love love love where Jac says “Not to brag , but I’m a terrible Mother”!!!! Hilarious! Also LOL at Kim G popping up everywhere.

  11. missym57
    April 16, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Hey Fame,
    Just wanted to know if you have seen the news on that Jac maybe losing her home. It was on TMZ.

  12. missym57
    April 16, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    : )

  13. Anna
    April 16, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Well….Well….Well, look who was calling Teresa out last season on the reunion and she can’t even pay her own mortgage! What goes around, comes around. That’s KARMA. And take it dear Jac. Karma has Arrived!!! GLOAT WITH ME!! sorry, after whas she did to Teresa no compassion here.

  14. LilyM
    April 16, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    Now I feel bad for even watching Bravo, it is a shame because I really enjoy some of the shows, but its gotten boring even, watching now with an open mind and with everything you learn in here you can really see the fake scenes, I was watching the OC the other day and its so fake, and the acting so bad if you pay attention, like now what’s s the new girl from last season, Dubrow something, now she’s having marriage issues (yeah right) trying to hard to have a story line. Who knows what would happen with the fifth season of NJ, I don’t think I am even interested anymore, But I will be in here everyday, I grown to like everybody here so is not about the Gorgas for me anymore, maybe if you watch and report here I will be tempted LOL !! Anyway, my rant is over for now 🙂

    So sad what happened in Boston, prayers to all involved and affected by it !!

  15. Anna
    April 16, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Here is what I was thinking. TMZ probably does not have the true story. I never heard of a bank waiting for so long to foreclose on a missed payment. .I think they missed more then one payments.Think there is more to the story that maybe has to do with the fraud case thats pending.
    I wonder if Jac has phoned Teresa and the others and given them every detail of the money troubles like she wanted Teresa to do. Oh, Dear!!!!

  16. LilyM
    April 16, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Milania Hair Care ‏@MilaniaHairCare 5h
    Look who stopped by on day two of @IBSnewyork!! @Teresa_Giudice https://twitter.com/MilaniaHairCare/status/324110501971910656/photo/1
    View photo Reply Retweet Favorite More

    See? thats what I am talking about, what’s happening ?? trying to sell books I imagine, and the other one trying to make it seem like everything is Okay ?? Confused !!

    • April 16, 2013 at 1:32 PM

      I know Jac had tweeted they attended the IBS Saturday, then they had dinner at an Italian restaurant afterwards. I believe this is Bravo giving us a “kumbaya moment”, for the all new Love and Peace, Season 5 RHONJ.

    • April 16, 2013 at 1:50 PM

      Do you know what I find most sad about about these photos – Alex. Now Alex really grew on me- she was treated so badly but she has gone the same way as other “reality stars” desperate to hold on to their 15mins or trying to parlay it into something once the spotlight has shifted. She did Couples Therapy. Top Models are appearing on Dr Drew’s Rehab, Jill Zarin just not fading away. It’s like they lurch from one show to the next sliding down the “quality” ladder. They are in the Reality TV wasteland. Once “famous” and quickly forgotten. The we have people who were bona fide stars like Nicole Eggert all jostling for a position to remain relevant which I find sad. Reality TV just brings out the desperation in people.

  17. SunnyAZ_1
    April 16, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Now lets see if Teresa will kick Jacqueline while she is down and spew all the secrets she knows. NOT!! I wonder if Missy “we pay our bills” still respects her BFF now?

    • Aint Pittypat
      April 16, 2013 at 7:00 PM

      IMO Messy probably took a page from Jax playbook and sold the Lauritas out to the tabloids.

      • SunnyAZ_1
        April 16, 2013 at 8:12 PM

        LOL.. Too funny. Imagine if Jaque were to read your comment and her shocked facial expression (if she can do that..hmm). “That witch stole my idea”

  18. Honnie Badger
    September 21, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    The very word “reality” to describe this trash is a misnomer. But it is fertile and breeds because there is no lack of people who have dreams of stardom but no talent or desire to work to achieve it. Hence, a large pool of narcissists who will act as trashy as possible. There are some good shows with “real people,” who are pretty benign, such as home makeover shows, antique finding type shows, etc. But these have a more educational angle. I also really like the talent competition shows such as Project Runway, Top Chef, Face Off, because these people are astoundingly talented and I find myself rooting for all of them as I am in amazement of how they do what they do in the challenges.

  19. adioslunatic
    September 21, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    FAME!!!!!!!!!! Where have you been, my dear?!!!! Missed you terribly!!!! Hope all is well!!!!

    • September 21, 2013 at 1:49 PM

      I add my ‘missed you terribly, hope all is well’ to adioslunatic’s! So glad to see you back, Fame! 🙂

      • September 21, 2013 at 1:50 PM

        Dang, I changed this to Hambone & it came up as my old one? Gotta go see what’s going on. LOL

        • September 21, 2013 at 1:51 PM

          Let’s see did that work.

          • September 21, 2013 at 1:52 PM

            Yea!!!!!

  20. Wine Not Re Post
    September 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Can somebody please help me with something. I’m trying to start a petition but its not working for me. Would anyone be interested in doing this for me please and re posting the completed link here for all to sign? You can copy what I had already written…

    https://www.change.org/start-a-petition

    Whom do you want to petition? Cooking Channel and Food Network

    What do you want them to do? Give Teresa Giudice her own show

    Why is this important?

    Teresa Giudice has a large fan base. Even Bravo’s Andy Cohen has said how crazy Teresa’s fanbase is. She is a best selling cookbook author, authentic, real, and endearing to watch as she fumbles her English words due to Italian being her first language. We as her fans, and Teresa herself, know she is in high demand for her own reality show from various networks, but nobody wants her family to be hurt through this process ever again through editing etc…which is why we feel you, Cooking Channel and Food Network, would handle her and her life best with dignity and respect, while letting her do what she does best – cook and love love love. Her recipes are amazing, her family is hilarious, her husband makes amazing homemade wine and sausage. We want to see her cooking with her beautiful mother and amazing mother in law. We want to see Teresa & her big fat Italian family! They are TV gold.

    Oh and this picture

    http://thedish.plated.com/inside-the-plated-kitchen-mothers-day-with-teresa-giudice/

    Thank you
    🙂

  21. MeHo&Joewwwyyy
    September 21, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Fame, I have not posted here before but I always check your site to see what’s going on. Seems you tell the truth and those ass clowns don’t! I can’t stand when Andy (Chomppers) Cohen get’s his girly kicks on WWHL. I like Jeff & Jenni, but now not so much. I doubt them to. You are a GREAT writter and I hope you find your calling!

  22. Enga
    September 21, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    THANKS FAME! this is just the tip of the iceberg in relation to Andy Cohen. Someone said on here they want to know what the Manzo’s have on him and they were going to do some researching. Well I did, the rabbit hole is so deep it started getting dark and scary. All I will say is that the Bravo machine makes a lot of money off these reality shows. Families being torn apart are the least of their worries. They will do whatever to whomever to keep the profits coming in. Look at whats been happening to anyone who has any information that would challenge what they are spoon feeding the public. You have to admit the average person that watches has no idea what is going on online, they accept what they see on t.v. as the truth. One by one they are trying to control information that is being put out by bloggers and trying to shut them down, why because it is to much money at stake. I was also remebering what Caroline said to Joe Giudice about how hwe husband would desroy him and he basically did. Run Teresa!!!

  23. Enga
    September 21, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Wine Not I think that is what we all wanted for Teresa I’m just not sure if she will be able to do anything outside of Bravo. I dont know what is going on with her contract with them or what it entails if she were to leave. I want to believe in her but her actions lately make me question if she is this loving outgoing person I use to love to watch. I wish she would let her fans know something or give us some kind of hope that us standing up for her means more to her than a pay check. I am kind of in limbo right now. I think its great that you want to do a petition for her but she needs to reasure her fans that all our support is not in vain. I really wish the best for her and her family. I just dont know what to believe anymore.

    • patriciafromco
      September 21, 2013 at 11:39 PM

      Teresa’s current bravo blog said enough for me to feel ok. “little bit of sarcasm strength of speaking out” Know my passion for Tre was more of protective and supportive for someone standing alone being bashed on endlessly and so cruelly.. Who can forget Gia’s heart wrenching tears when she couldn’t understand that reality wasn’t real and having to face the feedback from her peers.. am happy to see Gia distance herself this year . Thanks Fame, for balancing it all out… Still care about Tre and her family wish them the best, and that she is willing to put herself out there to work (that she is not too pretty lol lol ) but she hustles her butt off . All her fans and the love we have for her and her family are not going to pay her bills, and fix her current situation for making choices. Happy for Tre to do what needs to be done , but more happy she is alright over anything else..

  24. September 21, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    I’m so happy you are back Fame and I understand if you don’t want to continue blogging about those fame whores all of them. As I said in my lastcomment here before you left, I’m also getting tired of Teresa not defending herself and slowly she will start losing her supporters.

    I am also glad that Fame came back so that I could have a chance to thank all of you, Debbie J, Gloria, Domino123, gsmoot, Eggmitit, Ncgal, Mzjukes, Lifeisgood, Cass, Momajackie, Sharon, Charok, Bree, Celi, Sackem, Confused, Dianna, Jennacheryl, Silvana, Elemcee, Honnie badger, ceeseee, jack hole, Jeannie (thank you for lighting a candle), Meri (I hope your brother came out fine from his surgery and that your son in law is better as well), and everyone else that I forgot to mention. My brother came out well from his surgery the tumor was benign and he is having trouble with his throat but it might be from the anesthesia or oxygen (whatever that tube they put in your mouth is for) He will have a long road to recovery because the tumor had compressed his spinal cord so much but we are thankfulnthat at least now he can only get better and not worse. I know I’ve said before that the power of prayer goes a long way and I want to share something with you all.

    While I was at the hospital the surgery lasted 6 hour s. Anyhow I went down to the chapel and then outside to warm up because hospitals are always freezing and I had forgot to take a sweater. So, I went outside and sat in a bench and then a pigeon walk up to me so close it almost touched my sneaker and then I felt a calmness that I couldn’t explain. I knew then and there that everything was going to be ok and that the pigeon was giving me the message. It brought tears of joy to my eyes and evennow as I’m typing this I cant help but get emotional remembering how God works miracles

    • mzjulesaz
      September 21, 2013 at 11:45 PM

      {{{{{{{Nancy}}}}}}} I’m glad to hear your brother is doing well, that has to a huge relief. I’m also glad that you received a message that told you it was going to be ok! I’ll continue to keep your brother in my prayers.

    • Jeannie5233
      September 22, 2013 at 2:55 AM

      OH Nancy – as you can see by the time I am up – can’t sleep – and here I am at FW. I just wanted to say how glad I am that tumor turned out benign. I am so happy your brother finally had the surgery. Thank God he has passed this hurdle and is now on that road to recovery! I am also so glad Fame is back so that we could all hear how you and he are doing – hugs and continued prayers!!

  25. September 21, 2013 at 11:58 PM

    I think we’ve all been feeling the collective, “this just isn’t fun anymore” vibe. I’ve only posted a couple of times on here, but I’ve been reading for quite a while. I’m a nurse, but I suffer from debilitating back problems. I’ve had MULTIPLE surgeries, and have many more for the rest of my life! I also have other, not so pleasant, medical problems. My pain is so bad (everyday), that I hate to admit how dark my thoughts really get. No matter how much pain I’m in though, I STILL make sure I am there for each and EVERY function my kids have. My oldest son is an EMT/Firefighter, my daughter graduates from Auburn in the spring, I have a son at JSU on a full music scholarship (he’s in his 3rd yr studying to be a music teacher), and my final baby is a senior in high school, and soon will be joining the navy to become a nuclear technician. I’m VERY blessed, but have honestly worried that without the daily reminder of what I’m truly fighting for, well, I might begin to lose the fight. I know this site is just silly fun, but it has always been something I looked forward to at night/early morning hours, to help me keep my mind off the pain. When the site was shut down I panicked, but not because of the silly show scoops (although that was fun)..I kept coming back because of all of you. No one here has ever responded to me, and a few times I actually got a pretty chilly reception, but it didn’t matter because the warmth and joy was still here among all of you. I figured if even amongst the talk of caddy HW drama there was still light and humanity, it was a blissful hour I would give myself to help keep the focus off of me and my pain! Regardless of what happens with the show, or the topic of conversation here, I truly hope this group of people will still find their way to this forum! You never know how you touch the lives of others!

    • nsr1076
      September 22, 2013 at 12:36 AM

      Realrealityrehab I’m sending you a big hug and will be praying for you. I agree with you about how when I was left without Fame I also panicked about losing the connection with all of you, as everyone has mentioned we are a big fame-ily. I’m glad you have Fame to help you forget your pain for a little while.

      • September 22, 2013 at 12:51 AM

        Thank you! I truly appreciate the prayers, and all of you! It’s so funny that, while we all seem to fit the chronological demographic of the HW viewers, we are NOTHING like the mindless lemmings Bravo thinks we are. In the beginning, I think we all probably started watching just to have some silly decompression time to briefly escape the grind, but we aren’t people who revel in stereotypes or get a kick out of nasty bullying! Perhaps, reality TV as we know it will implode on itself, and networks (and yes, even viewers) can get back to something a bit more human. There’s a TON of worth here in each and every one of us, and if it took the HW franchise to allow us to meet (virtually) then at least it hasn’t been all in vain!

    • Jeannie5233
      September 22, 2013 at 3:05 AM

      realrealityrehab – I am so sorry to hear about all the pain you suffer and I understand what you are saying how this site is a great respite – this really is a wondeful community here and you are part of that – whether you comment frequently, rarely, or just read. Now that you have put your foot a little more forward here, I hope you feel more comfortable joining in the conversation, whatever that may be, more often.

      By the way, congratulations to you – it comes through loud and clear how poud you are of your children and rightfully so!

      Here is a ((((realrealityrehab)))) and a smile 🙂

  26. Enga
    September 22, 2013 at 1:24 AM

    Sending (((((LOVE))))) (((((HUGS))))) and (((((PRAYERS))))) to Nancy and Realrealityrehab. Know that you are not alone and this site has brought me out of some of the darkest days. I hope you feel welcome because I have felt the love and the kindness from people here and I know you will too. I felt so lost when the site was done and quite frankly depressed from all the negitivity on some of the other sites I visited. A voice in my head told me to go on FW, I cant tell you how happy I was that it was back up again. I love reading the posts here and laughing out loud to myself at something Saddle said or crying because of some of the tradgedies, losses and pain people on here have experienced. I suffer from severe depression and other medical conditions but this sites helps forget about it sometimes. It is not my guilty pleasure, it is a Godsend. GOD bless you all. p.s if you can check out Mary Tyler Mom under Its all Andy Cohens fault, it is a very touching story. Thank Fame for coming back to us!

    • Jeannie5233
      September 22, 2013 at 3:11 AM

      And a big HUG to you too Enga ((((((((((Enga))))))))). It is amazing and a true testament to the type of community Fame has built here how so many people have come – myself included – to rely on this site and care about each other. I have not seen it anywhere else.

  27. Enga
    September 22, 2013 at 3:00 AM

    * article was I blame Andy Cohen for the downfall of humanity by Mary Tyler Mom.

  28. Enga
    September 22, 2013 at 3:44 AM

    Thank you Jeannie I felt that,lol. May God Bless You for your kind words and thoughtfulness even through your own trying times. (((((WE ALL LOVE YOU)))))!!! I’m so glad to be a part of this fame ily.

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