And for me (one of the "extras"), well, I am working towards the annual charity gala, which has often been called the "party of the year." The one where those “unorganized” volunteers work year round for FREE and have been able over the last 18 years to raise well over twelve million dollars for of at risk kids that have no hope, no support, no family, and their only hope for a promising future are the volunteers that work tirelessly to help those who can't help themselves. Shame on anyone who would criticize a charity while being paid by the charity. Oops! But like they say, people will go to great lengths to justify their failures. I just cringe when they do it at the expense of a charity and charity volunteers; all while biting the hand that feeds them.
Enter diva Elaine Lancaster. Well Elaine and I go back many years. We aren’t “best” friends, but we are very good friends. Elaine’s best friends are people like Pamela Anderson, Zac Posen, and people whose names she wouldn't want me to drop. And she is welcome and invited into the biggest A-list celebrities’ homes and parties in the world -- people like Mick Jagger, Dennis Rodman, Kidd Rock, Jeremy Piven and so many others, the list is endless (just Google search her), and there is a reason for it. Elaine is a good friend to anyone who will let her be a good friend and has never sold out or betrayed a confidence. She always takes responsibility for her actions, who she is, and the character her counterpart, James Davis, has developed over the years. The diva is sometimes misunderstood, sometimes intimidating, and sometimes brings out the best in people and sometimes the worst. Being around a drag queen is sort of like being drunk -- it doesn’t change who you are, but it REVEALS who you are.
I have a lot of respect for someone who creates a vision from nothing and then makes it happen and works hard day and night to entertain people and help brighten someone’s day. Bless anyone who can spend five hours gluing on nails and eyelashes, and tucking away the obvious. That girl works hard for her money! And I love helping make her dreams come true. You haven’t seen the rest or the best of her yet. You go, girl, don’t let anyone rain on your parade! (Although some do keep trying.)
Hi Lea, I'm hooked on the Miami Season 2 cause to be honest, the first one was such a disaster so let's try not to be above everyone else and really have fun with all of the ladies. I know you guys over do, and exaggerate things for TV but sometimes, being nice is much more appreciated on TV. I hope this doesn't turn out to be another NJ and/or Atlanta like season.. Best of luck!
I find Lea to be boring. I fast forward through her bits, and through KarenT's. zzz's...
Lea, I do like your panache. In the common sense department you are leaps and bounds above most of your castmates. That in and of itself must be tiresome at times. Have fun and go with it...show the younger ones how it's done! Life, that is.
Lea, quit hating on Lisa. It makes you look stupid...and we don't deal with stupid!
Is it because she is besties with "your girl" Joanna? Or maybe because she is younger, prettier, thinner, richer, and more fun to watch than you? Whatever the case may be, your jealousy is getting tiresome. And if you're going to keep talking about "keeping it real", then you REALLY need to fess up to the work you've had done on your face!
Such an amazing episode and blog! Love you Leah, by far my favorite RH!! Can't wait for the upcoming episodes!
Great episode!! Loving this season so far and can't wait to keep watching. Love you Lea and love that you "Can't deal with stupid"!! :)
Lea, please know that everybody loves Marysol. This is because she is beautiful, kind, funny, a good friend and most of all because she is a great daughter.
Love you Lea, you're the only one who seems real. Lisa making that comment about being 40 in a bar...give me a break, she should look so good at 40... Keep on keepin on...tell it like it is...love that about you!!!!!
Agreed MiamiFan! Great episode and blog! I think we all are pushing ourselves to "climax" at our own "American dream!" Lea is my favorite housewife! She looks stunning all the time! I'd love to hear about her beauty/skin secrets in a blog! Love hearing what she has to say, Lea speaks truth!
Lea you are great and an inspiration to all. I love watching you on the show, and want to be just like you one day!
The HW were awesome tonite. Love you doing your maids hair. That was great and your son teaching her to swim. You seem to be the most wholesome and down to earth. I read you are from Texas, I guess it is the Texas hospitality that you apparently grew up with.
That was one of the best comments that I have read--sums up the situation very well!
Where to start....first you marry the man who gets William Kennedy Smith off from rape charges....and you are on the jury??? So I guess it makes you feel good to make fun of a woman who works for you?
@max2007 Get the facts, Lea is not making fun of the woman who works for her. She is interacting as a true friend. I think the woman has been with her for so many years, she would have made other working arrangements if she was being made fun of. She travels with them and is treated with respect. How many people you know have assistants to do their cleaning, driver, own apartment etc... The son seems to adore her. She also seems right at home.
your blogs are always the most honest & entertaining! you looked AMAZING at the club in tonight's ep... whats your secret?
Lea- I see some of your quality charecteristics and want to like your tv personality at times. However, your belittling demeanors and 'half-stated' insults to fellow cast make it difficult to become your fan. You and I can both appreciate someone like Joanna who does speak up honestly against that which offends her and I suggest you at least attempt the same if you really harbor some disdainful feelings.
loved the show tonight! I loved how sweet you are to Frida, you're awesome! By far my favorite on RHOM!
Lea you are the only straight shooter in the bunch ! And thats why i tune in every week! LOVE YOUR STYLE !!!!!
Lea, You are absolutely, hands down the classiest in the bunch. I tune in every week just to see what you are up to. You're fun, funny, kind and interesting and most importantly, obviously a great mom and wife. Thank you for being a great mentor!
She should be happy to be with him, and give him a little more respect in his own club. She's embarrassing, and I can't imagine having to put up with that. Her good looks don't cover up her crazy that well. Oh, and btw, you look absolutely amazing Lea. Definitely my favorite, always have been. Oh, and I voted for you for hottest housewife of Miami tonight for Watch What Happens Live :). Cheers!
Loved tonight's new game changer @ElaineLancaster. It added a new level to the shows storyline. I hope we see more of Elaine! #RHOM
Oh my gosh so wrong about you! You are now my favorite. I loved that you treat that woman that has probably worked for you for years and has loved your family like part of your family. That was totally endearing!