The First 'Wives Club

Episode 11: Bravotv.com's Editor learns career/life balance (as well as makeup tips) from Gretchen, Alexis, and Heather.

Apr 24, 2012

Feeding the Elephant
From underneath her pile of Slade’s socks, Gretchen calls her fellow ‘Wives to see if they plan on heading to Vegas for her PCD performance. (Also of note: Slade is wearing his “Housewife Hunter” shirt, so good to know he’s getting the full wear of that, or perhaps he just had it on because it was laundry day). Gretchen wants everyone to be there – including Vicki. Tamra wants Gretchen to stop folding clothes until she’s engaged – so there’s a lot of ultimatums in that there pile of whites.

And as we see soon enough, with the aid of her headband-wearing employee, she's packing her bag to head to Vegas. Her plans is to leave the elephant that was the bunco party in the room, feeding it occasionally, but not bringing up the past drama. Seems like a decent plan. . .

I really want to know if Slade's assertion that "once a Pussycat Doll, always a Pussycat Doll" is correct. It sounds a little bit like the presidency, in which you always wear that mantle, and that sounds right to me. Let no man take your ability to writhe at PCD level away from you Gretchen. You've earned your sultry stripes.

And how do you earn those stripes? By training with the most amazing choreographer ever, Mikey Minden. Seriously, I love this man. I want him to make workout tapes where he rattles off diva names to the tune of various songs (walk, walk, diva BEYONCE!). The rehearsal didn't really go delightfully (except for Mikey's parts), so Gretchen's nerves are extremely high. We'll have to wait until next week to see how this shakes out, but I'm confident that Gretchen can pull this together in the few hours she has.