Happy Father's Day to all of the amazing dads out there! We are on vacation this week with the kids to celebrate the end of the school year, and of course, to spoil one of the best dads ever, Terry! I hope you all had a beautiful day honoring the important men in your life!
Now onto the show... I was really glad to be able to sit down with Vicki and clear the air. It surprises me to hear that Vicki feels "less than" around me because I admire her so much. She is such a bright, interesting, funny, passionate person. I love how she is unapologetically Vicki. I've always thought we are different people with different experiences but love each other and have mutual respect. That's why I couldn't understand the recent weirdness in our friendship. I'm so happy to be back on track with her!
Good Day L.A.: I've gotten a lot of comments on social media about why I didn't cancel Tamra's segment on Good Day L.A. after the way she treated me at Shannon's holiday party. Well, first of all, I don't have ANY power regarding what guests the show books or unbooks. Last summer after I co-hosted, the news director said I could offer suggestions in the morning meetings, that's it. It's up to the producers, I'm just a temporary guest host. (Remember, this was the crux of our argument last week.) Secondly, even if I were the president of the network, I would never do that. Tamra is my friend. Period. Just because we have not been seeing eye-to-eye lately doesn't change the baseline of our friendship. I am so happy that Tamra and Eddie are getting this opportunity to show how amazing the classes are at CUT Fitness. I want them to be successful. That doesn't exonerate Tamra's behavior at the party, but this is the first time I've seen her or spoken to her since that night and this isn't the time or place to have that discussion.
Live TV: When I get to the studio it is go, go, go... I get briefed by the producers about how the day will go, then a quick makeup touch-up and on to the set. Every time I have been at Good Day L.A. it has been different. Sometimes we go from the desk to the "living room set" and back... Sometimes a mad dash outside for a special demo or musical act... And even a quick change to a Las Vegas showgirl headress to work with the amazing Frank Gatson. (Beyoncé's choreographer, by the way. Apparently I have a great "bevel"... See the segment at myfoxla.com and look for the Heather Dubrow tab.)
I was worried about changing into workout clothes for CUT Fitness' segment. I had done that once before while co-hosting and it's a VERY quick change. However I was worried that if I DIDN'T change into gym clothes that it would appear rude, as if I thought the workout would be so easy I didn't have to change out of street clothes. I may have been overthinking this at the time, but when I saw the show and saw Tamra say, "I hope she's going to change," I feel like I did the right thing. Here's the problem: one minute, thirty seconds is really not enough time. I am wearing a microphone pack and an IFB (which is another pack on my back and a plug in my ear to hear what the producers are telling me, i.e., "Time is up!") so when I arrive for the segment I am a bit out of breath and laughing, but that's part of the fun of live TV. I had to tie my shoes and although you can't tell, on the actual broadcast they were showing "B" roll (footage of the gym) at that time, so you could hear our voices but not see our faces.
I was disappointed that Tamra kept saying how rude I was at the studio. I was busy doing my job, and I thought I was energetic and fun during their segment. What else should I have done? To see the whole segment go to myfoxla.com and look for the Heather Dubrow tab! I was glad that Tamra called me later that day to get together, I was done being at odds with her and we needed to figure this out.
Fig and Olive: I was SO tired of having these summit meetings with Tamra. We are friends, we are supposed to be laughing and having fun together not constantly picking on each other. I thought our conversation was just going around in circles until Tamra brought up the issue of me talking to Eddie about having a baby. I felt terrible. I know I have discussed this in my blog already, but at the time I thought I was being helpful. It was a bad decision and I am truly sorry. I love Tamra and Eddie and I wouldn't do anything to intentionally hurt them. Sometimes in life that's what happens. We hurt people we love. Not in a mean way, just because we are humans and flawed. I'm so glad Tamra accepted my apology. I now feel we can FINALLY move forward and be back to normal.
Shannon had talked so much about her marital problems since we met that I wasn't necessarily surprised to hear Tamra tell me what was going on with her and David, but I was still sad for her. You will have to wait until next week to see more...
Until then Aloha and Mahalo for watching!