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OBSESSED: 10 Reasons To Watch Season 10 Of RHONY



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What? I can’t be the only one who sits at my desk and fantasizes about what my Real Housewife tagline would be! Well, I probably won’t be holding a golden apple anytime soon, but I can still share in the excitement for season 10 of the Real Housewives of New York. You’d think after a decade of drama, the ladies would have lost a bit of steam, but it looks like this season will be even more exciting than the last. Here are 10 things that caught my eye in the season’s sneak peek:

  1. Tinsley is still dating Scott! While Tinsley had a lukewarm reception by both cast members and fans, it’s nice that someone is genuinely excited to see her. I predict that this season will show more layers to the socialite (seen when she finally lays into Sonja) and will become more popular with viewers.
  2. Sonja seriously tries to use the pickup line “are you sure you’re not bisexual?…if I buy you something, will you get sexual?” It is the cringe-equivalent of having your drunk uncle ask to pull his finger.
  3. Carole’s sexy, vegan chef boyfriend…or friend that’s a boy…or ex(?) has a new love interest! We knew the relationship took a “step back” last season, when Adam moved out of Carole’s apartment but this sounds like  a more official break up. Rip Radziadam.
  4. There is a trip to Puerto Rico to aid in recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria, which seems to bring a dose of reality to the reality show. With all of the millions of dollars circulating this particular clique of ladies, it is nice to see them aiding those who are going through a tough time. I always enjoy when the series takes a moment to get serious, and show the more charitable side of the wealthy.
  5. Carole runs the marathon she alluded to at the end of last season! The feat is an emotional accomplishment for her. That, or she caught the dreaded runners diarrhea. Either way, I’d be crying at the end of that race too.
  6. The housewives in every franchise, seem to love a themed party. This season’s looks to be a murder mystery set in the 20’s.
  7. Bethenny and Carole are feuding?!?!? Say it ain’t so! The pair became fast friends when Bethenny made her triumphant return to the show in season 7. The two were so tightly knit that the other cast-mates often felt threatened by the exclusivity of their friendship. We know Bethenny can quickly cut ties with a friend, just ask Jill Zarin, but this bond seemed so authentic that it will be truly be shocking if Carole gets dumped too.
  8. Dorinda’s drunk again. This season, however, Dorinda’s drinking is addressed and even called a “problem” by Bethenny. Is a dinner party even a party without Dorinda’s slurred speeches and flailing arms though?!?
  9. Perhaps I spoke too soon about the friendship of Jill and Bethenny. Jill’s husband Bobby, passes away  and we see Bethenny and Jill emotionally reconnecting over the devastation. Will this lead to Jill Zarin holding the golden apple next season?
  10. Saving the best (worst?) for last, Luann is arrested for drunkenly assaulting a cop. The aftermath, which includes a stint in rehab and potentially prison, will be played out on our tv’s. The Countess’ glamorous life has taken a turn for the worst, and her efforts to right her wrongs will be on display. Also on display, her mugshot, which I can only assume is being mass produced onto coffee mugs as we speak.

So there it is! Season 10 of the Real Housewives of New York seems to be another big bite in the Big Apple. Take a look at the trailer below.




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Can’t Go Out? Here’s Six Ways You Can See The World Right From Your Very Own Home



Turns out there are plenty of ways to beat the boredom blues!

Countries around the world are being asked to practice social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. Most businesses, attractions, theaters and museums have been closed down to help prevent the spread of the virus. Just last night here in the U.S., it was announced that the self-quarantine guidelines are to remain in place until April 30th of this year. Another month at home doesn’t have to mean another month of carb-loading and channel flipping though! There are actually quite a few ways to keep your brain stimulated during these unprecedented, sedentary times. Below you will find six ways to experience the world from your very own house…and don’t worry, I wouldn’t put anything on this list that would require changing out of your comfy sweats.

Virtually experience the happiest place on Earth.

Safe to say we can all use a little happiness during these troubling times so why not turn to the home of happiness itself, DisneyWorld. YouTube channel, Virtual Disney World, offers dozens of 360 degree videos that allow you to virtually experience DisneyWorld attractions, shows, hotels, monorails, trains, boats, park areas and more. These videos are fully immersive meaning you simply pan your VR-headset, phone or tablet in any direction to experience all of the excitement happening around you. Now, you can relive the magic you’ve loved your whole life anytime from anywhere! *Giant turkey leg smell not included….unless you’re actually cooking turkey legs while watching these videos, in which case I applaud your commitment.

Tour a national park on Google Earth.

Take a hike…well sort of. Hiking is a fun activity that can be done alone or with very few others, remember we are in socially distant times, but making your way to a trail might be a challenge these days. Public transportation schedules have been drastically altered and even if they weren’t, a crowded train or a bus just sounds like the breeding ground for some heinous germs right now. You could try to carpool but again…germs! You can avoid any viral risk by simply checking out one of the 30+ virtual hikes on Google Earth. Last year, Google Earth released virtual tours of some of the most beautiful parks in the country. Grand Canyon National Park, Redwood National Park, Everglades National Park and so many others are featured in this exciting experience. On your “hike” you will see some of the most breathtaking trails and views these parks have to offer. Best part? You don’t need bug spray.

Google Earth

Check out some of NYC’s finest street art.

It’s hard to feel particularly cultured when you’re wiping the crumbs from your second lunch off your overly worn pajamas. With that being said, we should not let our love for the arts fade like our flannels have. Instead, check out some of New York’s coolest street art via Google Arts and Culture. Their online experience 9 Amazing Street Art Murals In New York provides a fully immersive, virtual tour of some amazing art. In this tour you will see stunning artwork from prolific artists such as Eduardo Kobra, Keith Haring, Banksy and more. No need for a MetroCard to see these murals which is great because now you can put that $2.75 towards your next Seamless order.

Sing along while streaming your favorite Broadway shows.

Broadway has taught us all how defy gravity but now it’s helping us defy boredom too! Theater has been the perfect vehicle for escapism since it’s inception and now you can escape without even leaving your home! BroadwayHD is a streaming service that began broadcasting beloved Broadway shows back in 2015. With over 300 shows in their catalog, you can belt along to all of your favorite shows without having to worry about being escorted out of a theater. The platform is currently offering a free 7-day trial along with a very affordable $8.99/month plan. A one-year subscription is still cheaper than tickets to just one broadway show!


Virtually wander through some of the most impressive museums.

Staring at the same four walls of your apartment for weeks on end definitely won’t keep your mind stimulated, trust me I know. Combat the brain laze by learning about some of the world’s most fascinating arts and histories. Many of the world’s finest museums are offering virtual tours that provide users with a fully immersive experience. Never made it to that dream trip to Paris? Tour the Lourve from your couch! Embarrassed by how out of breath you were when you finally climbed all of those stairs getting into The Met? Skip the stairs and see it all online! Never perfected that English accent? That’s ok, no one will hear you on this virtual tour of The National Gallery in London! There are dozens of museums providing these tours and you can find most of them through a quick internet search. I listed a few below because this is the most brain stimulation I plan on having today.

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Musei Vaticani, Vatican City

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Natural History Museum, London

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Go to a house party.

NOT LITERALLY!!! We all know with the social distancing guidelines the last thing we should do is host a house party. To remedy our social urges is the new digital platform called HouseParty, which allows users to throw virtual parties with their friends. Like on many other live-streaming apps, HouseParty allows you and your friends to simultaneously FaceTime. What makes this app special, however, is its gaming feature. With HouseParty you and your friends can choose from a variety of party games to play all while maintaining a safe distance. The app is available for iOS, Android, macOS, and Chrome and is truly putting a new twist on classic pajama parties.

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Be sure to try something new today otherwise you might just go crazy. We are living in unprecedented times so we might as well try some unprecedented ways of entertaining ourselves. Stay safe out there and stay socially distant…only physically of course!

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AWWW: A Rescue Team Of 9 Was Needed To Rescue 1 Adorably Chubby Rat



Over in Bensheim, Germany a rotund rodent got herself into a jam when she tried to squeeze through a hole of a manhole cover only to get stuck…and honestly, I can relate. When I was 8 years old I tried to squeeze my thunder-thighs-in-training into a children’s swing and it took my dad and three other grown men to get me out. I am the German fat-rat!

Volunteer firefighters were called when a young girl noticed the fat rat was stuck and no time was wasted to help the poor critter. Eight firefighters and at least one animal rescuer appeared on the scene to safely extract the chubby critter. Animal rescuer Michael Sehr told BBC “She had a lot of winter flab and was stuck fast at her hip. There was no going forward or back.” When asked why anyone would even want to save something so many are repulsed by Sehr said “Even animals that are hated by many deserve respect.”

Alls well that ends well! Hopefully no authorites will be needed to help me shimmy out of these skinny jeans I thought looked cute this morning…in the meantime, check out the entire rescue below!

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Elton John And Taron Egerton Performed A Fantastic Duet Of ‘Tiny Dancer’



The dancer may be tiny but the talent on stage was massive! Taron Egerton and Elton John gave a fantastic performance of “Tiny Dancer” last night at the 27th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party.

If you’ve been looking for a reason to toss on your bedazzled cape and brightly colored sunglasses then boy do I have good news for you. An “epic musical fantasy” about Elton John’s life, entitled Rocketman, is expected to hit theaters in May 2019. Taron Egerton, from Robin Hood fame, plays the musical legend and judging by his performance last night, we are all in for a treat. The audience of the charity event felt like a candle in the wind when Taron suggested an off-the-cuff performance of “Tiny Dancer.” There isn’t even a pun creative enough to embody what the audience must have felt when Elton John himself volunteered to accompany Taron on the piano!

In addition to a truly moving performance, the 27th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party raised more than $6.3 million for an effort to end AIDS.

Click below to take a look at the magical performance from last night!

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