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  1. Oh, I didn't know she had a 3rd IG account for that Ninja Bunny stuff since she was referring to her personal one (@dianekawasaki) as Ninja Bunny for a while. I did see that she must've deleted the DianeCheryl808 one, and that she definitely did some major deleting of a LOT of the crazy shit from her personal account after I posted my last comment here. I still think she's acting a bit "off", but certainly far more "stable" than she's been as of late. Who knows!
  2. No, and I'm not really sure how my post would've been construed as implying Bethenny didn't know, especially since I didn't say anything about Dennis having the Narcan on hand (I didn't know that when I posted my initial comments). Honestly, I wasn't implying anything either way. But if anyone were to ask my opinion on that, I'd say she did know, at least to some extent. What that extent was, I don't know, but it's just my gut-based opinion. I don't think it's actionable, either, unless Jason can somehow prove that Bethenny is also addicted to drugs of some sort, but based on Dennis' addiction alone and knowing how vindictive Jason is/has been, I would not be surprised if he tries to somehow spin this into his favor. Whether he'd be successful in doing so is a whole other story. (I'm thinking not likely, though.)
  3. I'm pretty sure he was around more recently than that because I can swear I saw him in bed with her during one of her IG stories not too long ago, maybe within the last 3-4 months. If I remember correctly, I think it was when the episode he was in at Ramona's dinner party aired and Bethenny asked him something like how he felt about making his "debut." I do believe I have seen him in her IG again since then, too, but that's what my memory seems to recollect, so I don't think he's been out of their lives for "many" months. Edited to add: Thank you! I knew I had seen him very recently on her IG and that I wasn't going crazy.
  4. Oh, man, I cannot imagine how emotionally unhinged this is going to make Bethenny. I mean, I watched when she was posting IG stories of when Cookie was having seizure after seizure and Bethenny was hysterically sobbing asking for help on what to do because she had no emergency vet nearby. So I can only imagine how much of a mess she must be right now. Yikes. I do sort of wonder if this is going to kick Jason into high gear in retaliation into doing something about restricting her custody of Bryn in some way because I could easily see him claiming that Bethenny is negligent in caring for her because she had someone addicted to drugs around Bryn.
  5. Well, I thought Diane was cleaning up her act at one point a couple of weeks ago as she seemed to have deleted a lot of her "crazy" posts on IG, and put up a video that made her sound rather clear-headed about her issues and needing to get "sober", and about getting rid of the shitty people in her life. But judging from the last week or so and especially the last few days, it really looks like she's spiraling out of control again. She's again posting such random screenshots and pictures of things I often can't make heads or tails out of with rambling captions about God knows what, too. She's like some bag lady that carries useless shit all around with her and places them in weird places to take pictures of them to post it. I don't understand how or where she lives, either. It's like some big room or something, but it doesn't exactly look like it's in a regular house because the cabinets and counters look more "commercial"/office-like than I would expect to see in a home. But then she has also slept in a hotel even as recently as the other day (that I think a friend of hers got for her?) because she showed pictures of washing her clothes in the hotel room sink. The fuck? She also still seems to go back and forth to the ER often (she strangely posts pictures of the forms she brings home from them with all of her info), and she files police reports for stolen items and restraining orders on people like meter maids write out parking tickets! How many times can a person get robbed?? The cops MUST think she's a nutjob for sure. (And the way she fills out some of her police reports - yes, she takes pictures of them and posts them, too - I'm like, what cop can take her seriously?) Hell, she apparently almost got arrested the other day because - as she wrote somewhere in the comments of her IG - she got trashed at some bar, started taking off her clothes, got thrown out, and then when the cops came, she spit and threw her phone at them? Holy shit. But the things and people she rambles on and on about, my God. She's constantly talking about certain people who are or she wants to be her mom or dad (she is the epitome of someone with mommy and daddy issues), and how this person or that person needs to continue to help her learn about "stranger danger." Um, you're 34-years-old... "stranger danger" is something you learn when you're like 5. Why does she act like she constantly needs her hand held? She has said she's always losing her iPhones (apparently she's lost at least 10 of them) and can never remember any of her passwords to anything. I really don't know how she has taken care of herself and made it this far in life without already being on the street. She really does seem like she gets easily obsessed with anyone who shows her even an iota of kindness, but many of them look like the scummiest people on Earth. I thought one of those scummy people was her friend that she was visiting in jail, but now it sounds like that person didn't even personally know her because she kept trying to visit him and he even turned down her visits a couple of times. I think the guy was someone that was friends with that one girl in particular that she has been sounding rather obsessed with (the girl some of her "normal" friends must've been warning her to stay away from), but still. Who does that?! Oh, but that girl obviously had a falling out with Diane because now Diane has deleted her, talked shit about her (even claiming she's robbed her, too), and is now one of the people Diane just filed a restraining order against. I found a second IG that Diane must've recently started (instagram.com/dianecheryl808) and in there I found comments from that girl about how crazy Diane is, how even her parents sent that girl an e-mail saying how much Diane needed to get psychological help, etc. I don't know... even though that second IG doesn't have many posts, it definitely shows a lot of the aforementioned crazy, too. I definitely think she's an alcoholic, but I think her problems are also mixed with serious mental/psychological issues and possibly abusing recreational and/or prescription drugs (she has mentioned taking Adderall). I also think she's incredibly lonely because she constantly talks about wanting to find a man, but it often comes across as severely desperate when she keeps referring to previous exes and how many random strange guys she has slept with. She often says she's not drunk or mentally unbalanced, but rather, blames it on being a "rude bitch" because she's half Korean and because she's a "washed-up actor and retired stand-up comic." Um, no, you're fucking legitimately crazy. If she goes to a rehab of some sort one day, they will have their work cut out for them because I don't even know where the hell they'd begin to address her problems. I do hope someone forces her into rehab, though, because I honestly fear that she's going to end up seriously physically hurt by someone or, God forbid, dead. I'm not kidding. Sorry, I know I must sound crazy myself posting about all of this, haha, especially over a chick we watched in what? 6 episodes of a now cancelled reality show? But I don't know anyone in "real life" who watched this show let alone follows her on social media and I just need to talk about this with someone who sees this shit, too! LOL Plus, damn, she's worse than looking at a trainwreck that you can't turn away from. In all seriousness, it's incredibly sad and I honestly question how the hell she was cast for this show and how the editing managed to show NOTHING of this side of her. It's all so literally insane!
  6. I am now more than worried for her; her IG posts have gotten so, so much worse. So much so that I literally want to yell at people in her life, "Why isn't anyone helping her?!" Of course, the truly sane and loving people in her life have probably tried to help her, but I'm sure she's cut them out of her life. Her posts are totally nonsensical and so out there. She posts screen shots of her phone that make no sense to me and rambles on about all kinds of things that I can't make heads or tails out of. She seems to have taken more trips to the ER and various police stations to file reports on different things that it makes me wonder if the hospitals and the police thinks she's a nut case. She's posted a couple of videos of herself recently and even though it's not like she's slurring, I think her eyes show signs of her being on something. What she's saying in them is so random, too. I truly suspect she's abusing some sort of illegal narcotic, maybe even mixing it all with alcohol. On top of that, she's coming across to me like someone who had a psychological break or maybe treading the line of paranoia schizophrenia. I can literally picture her being one of those crazy people wandering the streets of LA muttering and yelling random things at people. It's so unbelievably heartbreaking to see.
  7. Does anyone follow Diane on Instagram? I started to follow her a few weeks ago because, like many of you, she was my favorite out of everyone featured on this show. (Lee can go kick rocks, ugh!) As much as I was a bit disappointed that there is not going to be a second season, I think it's a blessing in disguise for Diane at least. I don't know what happened exactly, but she seems to be a total emotional trainwreck and then some "in real life." I actually feel bad for her because I could totally see myself being friends with her, but there seems to be A LOT going on with her and not in good, stable way. In a recent Instagram post, she revealed that she has lost the job and home that she had on the show. It sounds like she quit her job because she developed PTSD from witnessing someone get beat up at a coffee shop or something and she was the only witness? I don't know, it's really confusing and hard to understand. Actually, most of her Instagram posts are really hard to understand. She seemed SO put together and like she had a good head on her shoulders on the show, but her Instagram almost reveals someone else entirely. She tends to post a lot and much of it is a somewhat rambling, incohrerent mess. I'm sort of sad about that and about the fact that even though I would totally be friends with her, she seems like she is the type of friend who is super exhausting to have (she sounds super clingy to a select few and like she just tells people to fuck off if they try to have her look at herself in the mirror, so to speak). She really sounds like she needs psychological help and I'm not sure if she's getting the kind of help she clearly needs. :(
  8. Flipping Out In The Media

    Jeff and Gage had their baby girl today! As Jeff stated, "At 4:22pm today, I grew up. Welcome Monroe Christine Lewis."
  9. S09.E06: It's Not Your Fault

    I thought they already played that card with her last season, though? And she finally spoke up about being overwhelmed. She seems happier to me this season.
  10. S09.E06: It's Not Your Fault

    I'm thinking this was editing trickery/fakery. Even though the previews for next week showed Zoila and then Jeff yelling that they have the same argument every week (who knows who is included in that "they"), they also showed some guy who was walking away from an argument/disagreement during a conversation of some sort and Jeff asking him not to walk away. So, Jeff probably later got him on the phone and is threatening to fire him if he didn't come back. I'm betting the editing monkeys just want us to think it's Zoila so we tune in. :P
  11. S09.E06: It's Not Your Fault

    Right; that was my point. At least, that's basically how I see it as well. Although, he was clearly alluding to how disorganized and half-assed the work of Living Spaces was when he was comparing to his experience working with the staff of Walter E. Smithe, complete with interjecting flashbacks of last season. I can see how that could make the company think that he's potentially influencing people to see them in a negative light. In any case, I was just wondering if even that would piss them off enough to seek a legal order to have Jeff leave "Living Spaces" out of his mouth completely when speaking publicly. Jeff has a lot of fans; even if he is only speaking about his own negative feelings about them and what transpired, that can still influence many people to think negatively of the company. Like I said, regardless of whether or not Living Spaces has a leg to stand on in seeking a gag order of some sort, it still makes me wonder if Jeff going on and on about them the way he has could still piss them off enough to even try to shut him up.
  12. S09.E06: It's Not Your Fault

    I really enjoyed this episode as well. Jeff is no doubt high maintenance, but he has a genius to back it all up, and we got to see his genius at work and at its best while doing the vignettes for Walter E. Smithe. I thought Jenni's analogy of Walter saying he knew it wasn't Jeff's fault with Living Spaces to the scene of Robin Williams telling Matt Damon, "It's not your fault," over and over again in "Good Will Hunting" was pretty on point. Sure, the two scenarios are on completely opposite ends of the spectrum, but I think the sentiment behind the words were the same. Walter E. Smithe, his family, and business seem like good people. I hope this business partnership is a very prosperous one for all parties involved and lasts a very long time. I would love to see how the commercial turned out, but I can't seem to find it online (yet), unfortunately. Anyone see it posted online somewhere and can link it? (I do hope it turned out better than some of their past cheesy commercials I did find on YouTube, though. LOL) I briefly perused the Walter E. Smithe website and like what I see, but damn if it's not a little too rich for my blood at the moment, which is especially unfortunate since I'm getting ready to move into a new place of my own within the next couple of weeks. I think I can at least get some inspiration, though, and perhaps find similar pieces I like elsewhere for less. I couldn't help but wonder throughout this episode - could Living Spaces seek and demand a gag order of some sort be placed on Jeff? I guess he's not outright slandering Living Spaces, but carefully phrasing his words in a way that expresses his feelings on what happened. But judges place gag orders on plaintiffs and defendants for all sorts of reasons. Even if Jeff is no long pursuing legal action against them, I can't imagine that Living Spaces is too thrilled with all that he has to say on the matter this season.
  13. S10.E01: Zoey's 4th Birthday

    I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to chime in here about his ability to put on his own shoes and perhaps dressing himself in general. As I've mentioned before in this forum, I am a little person, so I literally have a lifetime of personal insight and experiences to draw upon and compare to when watching this show. I would respectfully ask people back off a bit on judging Will and Zoey's daily and self-care skills as it is completely unfair to compare them to an "average" child and nearly impossible to expect them to be able to do all of the physical things that these other children can do. While growing up, all of my "delays", if you will, were strictly physical, not mental/intellectual. So, even though I was way ahead of my peers in many respects, being able to dress myself without any assistance took a long time. Most of that was due to having shorter limbs. It's not as easy to pull our pants up and down with one quick motion as it is harder to reach behind and/or below; button or zip our clothes because our fingers are shorter and unable to "normally" grasp and pinch things (for me, I also have some fused joints in my fingers, so I literally cannot make a closed fist, but I have ways of grabbing things just fine otherwise); and even put on our shoes with ease because more often times than not, we also have wider feet. Due to wide feet and our unique fingers/joints, learning how to tie our shoes can take longer and grabbing/pushing/pulling our feet into them is tough as well (laces or no laces). Hell, I literally have never been able to wear flip flops because my feet are a bit wider than most kids' and even if they do fit, they just don't stay on my feet while walking. This totally sucks because I'd love to be able to slip a pair of flip flops on and off my feet with a quickness and run around with them, especially in the summer! Will and Zoey will also probably have to use some assisstive devices like a dressing stick when it comes to dressing themselves as they get older. So, not only are they children learning how to dress themselves, period, but they are also learning how to manipulate these devices so that they can dress themselves with greater ease. There really is no right way or wrong way when it comes to utilizing these things, so it's going to be an individual learning process for each of them to lock down a technique that works for them and only them. If you were to compare me to another adult my age in our self-care skills, I would hope you'd understand that I'm never, ever going to get dressed as quickly as the next person. I'm going to do it differently, too. So, Will and Zoey will most likely never be "age appropriate" when it comes to this stuff, but that does not mean they are delayed or incapable of learning how to help themselves. As for their speech, while I'm sure their delays has lot has to do with their orphanage background, please also remember that many little people are also born with various types of speech impediments and hearing loss. (Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought it has been mentioned by Jen and Bill that Will suffers from hearing loss.) I was not only born with some hearing loss in one ear, but also born with a cleft palate (fortunately it was only in the roof of my mouth and not my lip/nose), which made my speech not so clear as a child. With surgery to repair my cleft, some speech therapy and a hearing aid, I made great progress in no time. I understand that this show puts these children out there and open for criticism, but please, please remember that most if not all of Will and Zoey's delays are a result of a genetic disability, not lazy parenting, not lazy children, and not any other outside environmental factor. I'm pretty sure Bill wasn't seriously asking Will where the store was. I think it was more of a dad to little kid, "Hey! Which way shall we go?" and hope your kid guesses the right direction. I'm also fairly sure most kids Will's age don't have the stores memorized at the mall, not to mention Will most likely isn't yet reading well enough to be able to read the names of the stores to figure it out. Besides, who knows how many times Will has been at the mall, let alone Build-A-Bear to be familiar enough as to where it was? So sorry, I don't see any reason to feel sorry for him then. He certainly gets a total pass from me on not knowing where a stupid store was at a large shopping mall.
  14. Yes, Steven's parents specifically spoke about how he has mosaic Down Syndrome and how it has affected him growing up. That was interesting to me because I had never heard of it (maybe because, as his parents stated, it's so rare), but made perfect sense once I heard it because I found myself thinking at certain points that sometimes Steven didn't even look like he had Down Syndrome (like maybe he had a "mild case" of it, if you will) and that he seemed a bit higher functioning that most with DS. Yes, please do check it out if you can! I believe it's still available through the Instant Watch. John could possibly have autism as well. But as I stated in my previous post, I still cut him some slack for how he interacts with others because of his DS. However, just as Elena was suggesting phrases he could say to her when he wanted her to "tone it down", I wish Elena would have suggested things she could say to him to knock it off when he was doing or saying things that were on the verge of hurting her feelings. It works both ways.
  15. I am so glad I found this show. I only started seeing commercials for it about a week ago and was intrigued immediately. So far, the first episode has me hopeful that this will be a true documentary showing the actual lives, struggles, and triumphs of several people with Down Syndrome rather than a fake and exploitative piece of crap most reality shows turn out to be. (I'm sternly looking at you in particular, "Little Women: LA" and "Little Women: NY.") I will first and most importantly say I cut Elena a lot of slack. A LOT. For one thing, she has Down Syndrome for God's sake; she's naturally going to have a harder time than most in processing and controlling her emotions. And obviously, and most sadly, it seems her struggles with accepting Down Syndrome has a lot to do with how her mother handled it. Therefore, I cannot blame one bit of how Elena is on herself. I have to admit that out of everyone featured on the show, so far, she has broken my heart the most. I am really, really not the type of person who cries at movies or TV shows, but I can already tell she's going to make me tear up the most (she already has). :( In some ways, I can actually relate to Elena. I was born with a disability myself (although, it's a form of dwarfism, which, for me, is only a physical disability, not an intellectual one), and while I was incredibly lucky enough to have a great childhood with very little, if any, bullying by other kids, I still naturally struggled in some ways similar to Elena as many kids with a visible disability would. Additionally, she and I come from a similar background; my mother is also Japanese originally from Japan and my father is Caucasian (but from the US, not European as Elena's father appears to be). Knowing my personal experience with my mother and Asians in general, I am honestly not that surprised that her mother has handled it the way that she has, sadly. Although I never explicitly had such a conversation with my mother, I think my mother struggled in accepting me and my disability in a very similar way as Elena's mother. Maybe that's a huge reason why I didn't and don't have the typical mother/daughter relationship with her, who knows. But that's a whole other story and topic of discussion not fit for here. :P Anyway, Asians seem to have a harder time accepting such differences and they can be very, very blunt in their criticism and views of someone. I know that sounds very stereotypical, but again, this is coming from my experience with my Japanese mother and many other Asians in my life. (Random, but interesting and kinda freaky to me sidenote: Elena's mother and my mother have the same name!) I wish I had an answer as to how Elena may overcome her difficulties with herself, but I am hopeful that in conjunction with this show and perhaps other loving people who will step in to help her and, as she so heartbreakingly put it, not give up on her, it will help. I like everyone else on the show so far with the minor exception of John, though. Even though I cut him some slack for obvious reasons, too, he still seems high functioning enough that if people consistently worked with him on boundaries and knowing when and how to use filters, I think he could be more likable overall as well. Just out of curiosity, does anyone know if Megan, the one who moved to LA and wants to be a film producer, is behind this show? Just wondering given her dream of being a film maker. Plus, moving out to LA so easily with her mom, even if just for a "test run," seems suspect. Anyway, as I said earlier, I am enjoying this show thus far and remain optimistic that I will continue to do so. It reminds me of a documentary I watched on Netflix earlier this year called "Monica & David", which was about an engaged Down Syndrome couple. If you like this show thus far, I highly recommend watching this movie as I think much of the struggles featured in it will be similar to the ones featured on this show.