Don’t call it a comeback, but… Amber Portwood is making headlines again because, at least according to some insiders close to the reality TV star, she’s once again clean and ready to fight for custody of her son James. But will she be able to prove what she needs to do in court to work […]
Well, this is a weird situation… Sometimes, the tip-offs you get from random people turn out to be correct, and a huge story breaks. Other times, the “tips” you get aren’t even worth the paper they’re printed on, and you end up looking not so smart. TMZ is feeling the latter half of that hypothetical right […]
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A lot of people get embarrassed by their moms. Most people don’t have it quite so bad as Brandon Gibbs.
His mother, Betty, is the primary antagonist of his storyline with Julia Trubkina — and perhaps of all of Season 8.
In this sneak peek clip of Episode 7, she drags him over to the hot tub to scold him, in front of cameras and his fiancee.
Betty has rules for everything, from where Julia sleeps to the hot tub. And she accuses Brandon of breaking one of them.
As this sneak peek clip begins, Betty is leading Brandon and Julia behind her.
Having watched the entire cringeworthy clip, we have yet to see a single good reason for Julia to have been there, unless production asked for it.
It takes the “being at your friend’s house while he gets lectured by his parents” to a whole new level … and it’s all on camera.
Betty points to the state of the hot tub.
Now, I’m not an expert on hot tubs, but it appears that the cover is slightly uneven, like a not-quite-smooth bedsheet.
Apparently, to Betty, this is a big deal that has her “disappointed,” and when Brandon suggests that the wind is at fault, she rejects his explanation.
Then, Betty opens the lid to the hot tub and accuses the water of being “cloudy,” though Brandon does not seem to agree with her assessment.
What is really interesting here is that Betty isn’t accusing them of having sexytimes in the water.
Instead, she’s furious that she suspects that Brandon and Julia may have worn clothing into the hot tub.
Apparently, she has an all-nude rule for the hot tub, and accuses Brandon of having violated it.
That’s weird, coming from the woman who mandated that Brandon and Julia keep separate rooms … even though they are grown adults and engaged to be married.
Julia extremely politely asks if they can discuss the mixed signals that she’s getting from Betty.
“We use this for therapy, not for entertainment,” Betty adamantly says.
Julia isn’t sure what to make of that, and Brandon laughs.
“Stop!” Betty insists, apparently taking her extreme control issues to micromanaging her son’s emotional reactions.
Betty also refers to an “other thing” they “shouldn’t do in the water.”
Presumably, she is referring to sex — whether it is to having sex at all or to ejaculation, but she doesn’t say.
Speaking in the confessional, Betty complains about having had to drain the hot tub numerous times over the years after Brandon hooked up in it.
When Betty walks away, Julia confronts Brandon about the way that he just … nods like a f–king bobblehead (our words, not hers) when his mother speaks.
He doesn’t stand up to his mother. He doesn’t stand up for himself. He doesn’t stand up for Julia. He lets his mom chastize them both on camera for the world to see and then he apologizes to her for laughing.
Julia wants Brandon to be strong and assertive so that they can live their lives together. Honestly, we want that too, for Brandon’s own well-being. Betty needs to be weaned off of control.
Some might say it was fate (or a calculated casting decision made by the producers) that brought Clare Crawley and Dale Moss together on season 16 of The Bachelorette. But as it turned out, he might be the reason that their relationship even happened — because he could’ve been on the reality show loooong before […]
Things couldn’t be going any better for Honey Boo Boo right now — at least in regards to her love life, that is! The now-15-year-old Alana Thompson may have grown up on television, so it’s tough for us to imagine her as anything more than a hilarious little girl. But she’s growing up fast under the careful […]
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Back in December, Braunwyn Windham-Burke surprised us all when she came out and announced she wouldn’t be divorcing husband Sean Burke. The Real Housewives of Orange County star joyfully opened up to GLAAD about her sexuality — we’re still cheering for her — while stressing that she’d always been attracted to women, but her husband […]
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The Kar-Jenner family has nothing but love and appreciation for their Keeping Up With the Kardashians crew. A source revealed to TMZ that the famous family surprised the loyal team of about 30 people with $10,000 Rolex watches for all their hard work after 15 years on set together. That’s $300,000 total! Just… wow! They […]
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Is it a coincidence that Ruby Rose hit up Bachelor star Demi Burnett directly AFTER Demi came out as bisexual on Bachelor in Paradise?! We totally don’t think so and are retroactively shipping them! Related: Kristen Bell Shares Sweet Birthday Tribute For Dax Sheppard, ‘My Very Favorite Human On Earth.’ The Demi Not Lovato (we’re […]
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Believe us, we get it, everybody’s getting stir-crazy as we enter our second year of most things being shuttered due to the seemingly never-ending coronavirus pandemic. But that doesn’t mean you can just go and flirt with your ex (and baby momma) on Instagram right in front of your current GF, ya know?! This should be […]
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Whelp, Peter Weber and Kelley Flanagan’s breakup certainly just got a little more… interesting. ICYMI, the former couple split on New Year’s Eve after less than a year of dating. At the time, an insider disclosed to E! News that their upcoming move to New York City was part of the reason for their split, […]
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Kim Kardashian West is hoping for a fresh start in 2021. (Honestly, though, aren’t we all?) And for Kim, that new beginning increasingly appears to be one away from husband Kanye West. New reports coming from insiders close to the fam this week are making it seem like divorce is an inevitability at this point. Hoo, […]
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Lisa Vanderpump is coming out swinging in her reaction to last year’s contentious Vanderpump Rules firings and (maybe related?) slew of abrupt show departures. The 60-year-old SUR owner and longtime reality TV personality knows how this industry works, of course, but to hear her talk about it now, we’re honestly surprised she has this stance! Honestly, it’s […]
90 Day Fiance continues with Season 8, Episode 6.
We see Natalie and Mike adjusting to their new normal, but Natalie feels frustrated as an isolated “housewife.”
Rebecca is so excited to welcome Zied to America.
Unfortunately for her, she’ll be chaperoned.
Tarik introduces Hazel to his friends, but the most important introduction is between Hazel and his daughter.
Yara says goodbye to Jovi under less than ideal circumstances, then learns a lot about his past.
Andrew feels powerless to help Amira, and has to be the one to tell her father.
Stephanie is frustrated after Ryan ignores her calls. When he does talk to her, however, things get even worse.