charm-school-busThese recaps are like giving birth so with back-to-back series on Sunday (I love New York & Charm School) I sure as hell was not going to deliver twins.
So, that means the Charm School recap is two days late, sort of. Being late isn't so bad (unless it's your girlfriend) because it means we can use the pictures off of the VH1 blog.
So let's get to it, shall we...
A bright, yellow Charm School bus stops at the entrance to the mansion (also known as Charm School) and empties it's content which happens to be 13 ladies, formerly of Flavor of Love 1 and 2.
They are greeted by the host and Principal, comedian, actress and author, Mo'Nique; who tells us that these young ladies have been brought to the institution to "learn how to become refined women."
They will be taught "how to make a great first impression; proper etiquette, style and last but not least, how to have healthy relationships."

Just looking at the ladies assemble, I could tell Bootz and Buckeey had the first of the four covered. Bootz looked freaking fantastic in a brown Logan's Run top with black shorts that made her hips seem to never end. Buckeey must have scared her jeans, because they were grabbing on to her ass and hips for dear life.

After orientation which included the announcement of a winners' prize of $50000; the girls were invited in to unpack and secure their beds.
Buckeey, Bootz and Saaphyri commissioned one room, stocked with three beds; only to discover pictures above the beds that were not theirs.
Bootz and Buckeey remained room-mates having moved to another bedroom but the third person sharing was Pumkin. A disappointment to them both and especially, Bootz.

Already upset by her belief that Pumkin is a racist for having spat on New York in Flavor of Love 1; Bootz, AND Buckeey were incensed by a blog Pumkin wrote that seem to suggest the girls were jealous of Krazy.

Well, everyone knows any mention of a blog in these series must have something to do with us as it did when Spunkeey and Bootz had their confrontation during a magazine shoot for Flavor of Love 2.
This time it stems from a conversation I had with Pumkin and a blog posted on her MySpace.

pumkin-cries-charm-schoolConfronted by Bootz, Pumkin broke down in tears because "they put me with the two girl that hate me."

As an aside, for newer readers of The Blogspot; that issue of the black girls being jealous of Krazy became an even larger issue when I wrote a piece on an article by Jameya Porter of the Independent Student Newspaper at North Carolina A&T State University. If you have the time, read through the comments because Bootz and Nibblz got into it with some of the University Students who came to defend their fellow student.

But let's return to the recap....
The ladies were summoned downstairs and introduced to their judges who will assist Mo'Nique during the expel ceremony. They are, Mikki Taylor, Beauty Director and Cover Editor for Essence Magazine; and Keith Lewis, the Director of Ms. California and Ms. California Teen USA and the owner of Morgan Town Agency.
Keith, kind soul that he is says, "I've watched your tapes and there isn't anyone here who'd get within 50ft of my office; but good-luck."
(lmao, I thought only guys with English accents were that cold)

The familiar 'naming ceremony' ensues, except Mo'Nique chooses to discard their Flavor of Love names. Rain is tearful and pleased to be known as Thela; Goldie is a little sad to lose the name Flavor Flav gave her, and Krazy wants to use Nevaeh but is persuaded to stick to her 'Government name', Heather.

Hottie fished an apple from her bosom and presented it to Mo'Nique. And Saaphyri faced the dilemma of dumping her real name because she never made it to the 'naming ceremony' on Flavor of Love 2.

First Impressions
The ceremony to reclaim their names concluded, the ladies were shepherded for one-on-one talks with the judges and we learn the first of Ten Commandments that govern Charm School

'Check thyself before thou wreck thyself'

The meetings with the judges proved to be entertaining and especially Keith...
becky-cristal-leleine-thela-charm-schoolOn Becky (Buckwild): "I have pretty much said you were the fakest (sic) of the group. Am I being too confrontational with you...?"

On Hottie (Schatar): "What is the hair? Is it a wig? Is it a weave? Is it a....what is it?"
(it is hair who must not be named)

On Pumkin (Brooke): "Brooke, I am wondering what your Barbie Doll is wearing since you borrowed her clothes"
(Oh hell naw, lmfao)

All the girls have their individual meetings and most of them break down in tears, including Serious who says, "I don't even know if I like me"
(you must be out of your goddamn mind)
And that was the end of the first day of Charm School.

Day 2 of Charm School
At breakfast the next morning the ladies discovered the menu included velour track-suits and sneakers, to the disappointment of Saaphyri who thought they should have had Nike's, and not "generic."
There was a note pinned to the noticeboard which Like Dat (Darra) read, "Good morning ladies. Today we'll work on your insides by going outside of the house, so babies pack everything you'll need for an overnight field trip"
It was off to the Charm School Bus again...

The bus ride took the Charm School ladies to the Angeles National Forest - Los Alamos Campground; where they met Mo'Nique and a pile of necessary items for camping including, food, water, blankets, tents, etc. The only catch was they'd have to tote those items, on foot, to the campsite two miles away.
This just totally pissed off Thela who must have thought she had to do nothing extraordinary to win the $50000. She was angry, "I do not do the woods!"
(you must be gay if you don't do wood)

Thela said she'd recently suffered a torn Achilles heel and it would be impossible for her to successfully undertake the two mile trek. Mo'Nique didn't give a damn, and neither did I; because you either do it, or get the fuck back to normal life.
Thela chose the former and Mo'Nique sent them on their way with the second Commandment...

'Thou shalt goeth girl'

After much laboring and toil they all make it to the campsite and set-up camp. But cooking a meal proved difficult because Thela could not locate a can-opener. This was enough to send her stark-raving mad because, "no one is listening to me...and I can't yell and I can't do anything that's me." She later collapsed into tears -in Leilene's arms.
(I talk to this girl on Messenger a lot so I'll pretend I'm not thinking she's behaving like a complete asshole)

Later on, in the middle of the evening actually, Mikki Taylor shows up to advise them they need to select two Captains, and all agree on Leilene (Smiley) and Saaphyri before they retire for the night.

Early next morning the girls are awakened by the banging of a pot-cover by 1st Sgt. Jones, a drill instructor, and for the third time in their short life at Charm School they're on the bus again.
This time they face an obstacle course and the Captains are asked to select teams; but Leilene (Smiley) mucks around -ignoring Keith Lewis' advice to select the best team- and chooses Thela and Like Dat.
Not only is Darra, fat; but she was hung-over, having thrown down vodka the night before.
darra-thong-charm-schoolNeedless to say, or write; they lost. Primarily because Darra found herself hung over a rope-knot fence. It did expose her thong though, which is always nice to see.
(Although you'd think she'd need more support; but whatever)

The winning team earned exemption at the Elimination ceremony; but one of Leilene, Thela, Heather, Brooke, Darra and Cristal, would be sent home

Back at the mansion, the ladies are told they would be wearing uniforms and most object; but not Cristal who wore hers like lingerie and moved provocatively on the kitchen counter.

Whilst the girls were preparing for the night's Elimination Ceremony, Thela, secretly, visited Mo'Nique for a chat. She knew she'd messed up having shouted at Mo'Nique and this was her opportunity to rehabilitate her reputation.
Whether she did or not, I'll let the picture below answer the question.


Elimination Ceremony
At the gathering, the girls faced the three judges, and the pool of candidates to go home was reduced to three; Leilene, Darra and Thela.
Speaking to Leilene, Keith said, "Leilene, today, I think you exhibited that you really have no spine. The instructions were, pick a team that could win, not based on friendship. I think you are comfortable being a loser. I think you jeopardized your entire team"

Mikki and Keith both agreed Darra was the weakest link, then turned their attention to Thela.
Asked about her on-again/off-again heel injury, Thela said she prayed to God to take the pain away because "I don't want to let my team down."
But Keith wasn't buying it, "you shoulda prayed to God about them winning, it might have helped with that"

Mo'Nique wasn't buying it either and expelled Thela; but not before saying "your anger is dangerous. So I wish you the best and I hope that in your praying to God; pray for some therapy sista"

Expelled from the house, Thela gets emotional and dares to say, "I may leave and be Oprah, I may leave and be that inspirational speaker that saves lives"
(I blame it on the bread)

So that's that. If you thought the recap was dull, don't blame me, blame the premiere of Charm School. Hopefully the later episodes provide more excitement.

Pictures courtesy: VH1 blog


  1. Anonymous // 17/4/07 6:45 AM  


  2. Anonymous // 17/4/07 6:48 AM  

    Oh yea, my comments: I thought the first episode was hilarious. Safari is an idiot, I cant figure out why people think shes funny. But I was suprised that Crystal is kind of hilarious. Her comments were the funniest although she has potty mouth. I know someone else thought the first episode was great like me and can breathe some life into this recap!

  3. Anonymous // 17/4/07 6:49 AM  

    and yes Bootz did look great but I cannot remember her real name to save my life

  4. Anonymous // 17/4/07 7:34 AM  

    Her name is Larissa

  5. Bubo the Hater // 17/4/07 8:00 AM  

    Anon 6:48am, Safyri is fine as hell. Why people think she is funny is the same reason we watch these see people make asses of themselves.

  6. Anonymous // 17/4/07 8:53 AM  

    BOOTZ need to go HOME! All she did in the reunion was HATE HATE HATE she always wants to start something with one of the girls. People who start soemthing with other people mean that they are WEAK. I'm tired of her hatin ass

  7. Anonymous // 17/4/07 8:53 AM  

    ahah not reunion i meant premiere

  8. Anonymous // 17/4/07 9:18 AM  

    I would like to see Bootz go home because she shouldn't have jumped Pumkin like that she is just hatin and she is trying to make a racial issue out of this. Hell, I would have spit on New York if I was on the show too! Bootz just thinks she's good and should go HOME!!!!!!

  9. SpeaKnTrutH // 17/4/07 9:21 AM  

    i'm so appalled....they made Darra(Like Dat) look so big, sloppy...(i'm sure there more adjectives i could use but why) even though my first pick to win this show is/was Darra they made my girl look bad
    (i would of loved to see Mo'Nique ass go though that obstacle course)

    Saaphyri is making an force to be reckoned with impression on me (you got to love her)

    don't get upset but i wished Darra would of totally fell on top of Cristal(Serious) impelling her about 3ft under ground and took her out of the competition

  10. Electra (trinidad) // 17/4/07 9:31 AM  

    Steups that Jameya Porter girl does not know wat she is talking about I think she is talking about herself cause personally I have no problem with myself whatsoever no do I envy others because every single person is unique in their own special way.

    I still stand by what I said yesterday, Bootz is right about Pumpkin and I dont blame d girls for dislikeing her.

    Crazy is weak and wack!!!

    BTW good morning.

  11. Mexi-rican Mama // 17/4/07 9:31 AM  

    My favorites so far are Saaphyri and Cristal

  12. Electra (trinidad) // 17/4/07 9:34 AM  

    I dont like Pumpkin at all she just crawls my blood. She is so low class and "gutter-butt" (my gril NY about Nibblez) its disgusting!!!!!

    Damn her and Mr. Boston. Low lives pulling a stunt like dat on the Reunion Show.

    I hope that Bootz, Buckeey and d other girls gave her hell at Charm School.

  13. Mexi-rican Mama // 17/4/07 9:40 AM  

    I don't see her Crazy or Smiley lasting very long there

  14. Electra (trinidad) // 17/4/07 9:44 AM  

    Mexi you never know surprises do happen all I know I cant stand dat nasty looking Pumpkin (believe u me I want to say worst but its not cool to call people names)

  15. Electra (trinidad) // 17/4/07 9:45 AM  

    I really Like Like Dat and Goldie.

    I hope Bootz and Buckeey reach far too.

  16. Mexi-rican Mama // 17/4/07 9:50 AM  

    She's pretending with Mr. Boston to get another reality show. Nobody would want to watch a show with them 2 nasty people.

    Ewww it would be a bunch of booger picking and spittin going on.

  17. Anonymous // 17/4/07 9:54 AM  

    GM All There is another post up but you all can comment here.

    I hope you enjoy it.

  18. Mz.D // 17/4/07 9:57 AM  

    hello everyone....

    how did I get the Tango Interview award?...

  19. Mexi-rican Mama // 17/4/07 9:58 AM  

    Great job on the Awards Shawn, now we need an award for you.

  20. Electra (trinidad) // 17/4/07 9:59 AM  

    OMG I received the Angel Award, thank you guys :). :( after I was so mean about Pumpkin too. Now I feel happy but ashamed of my behaviour.

    I promise to do better.

  21. Anonymous // 17/4/07 9:59 AM  
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  22. Anonymous // 17/4/07 10:41 AM  

    i kinda knew that thela aka rain was going home, she is over dramatic, if she would have kept her mouth shut she would have been on the show longer.

  23. Anonymous // 17/4/07 10:45 AM  

    I need some sex

  24. SpeaKnTrutH // 17/4/07 11:23 AM  

    Thank you sooo much for my wonderful award... only thing that comes to mind is Dave Chappelle's "when keeping it real goes wrong"

  25. Electra (trinidad) // 17/4/07 11:56 AM  

    Where is everyone today?

  26. First Class (Tango is Whack, Poor New York, U Was Blind As a Bat) And I Still Love Onix // 17/4/07 12:49 PM  


    Thank you much

  27. jorundi // 17/4/07 12:59 PM  

    I am NOT inmpressed with Charm School . Like Steups, I am hoping that it will get better later.

  28. jorundi // 17/4/07 1:01 PM  

    Thanks Steups for my award. I may not comment every day, but it is in my daily routine to read everything written here. VH1 has done what no one else has has given a lot of black people, who would not have been noticed by media outlets, a whole lot of money. I like to see my people get paid (as long as it is through legal channels).

  29. Electra (trinidad) // 17/4/07 1:04 PM  

    Gabby I disagree, dat award should be mines :(.

    Anywayz I still got mines and dat is d best award of the Blog Awards. :)

  30. Glenda // 17/4/07 1:51 PM  

    I think Like DAt made herself look frumpy and ridiculous. I like her as well, but everytime she made a comment about her being fat as to why she couldn't do something, I had to roll my eyes. The way she got off the bus and oompa-loomped over to the rest of them was embarassing to say the least..

  31. steups // 17/4/07 2:22 PM  

    Oh Jesus, I nearly lost a rib at oompa-loomped over to the rest.

  32. Electra (trinidad) // 17/4/07 2:26 PM  


  33. Shawn // 17/4/07 2:34 PM  

    Hello Again,

    Gabby no that's goes to the FOL staff that nominated you for that award.

  34. Anonymous // 17/4/07 2:53 PM  

    Quanda - you look nice in the previous picture with Heat and Onix. How about lifting up your dress so we can get a gander at that pussy or is it all for Steups only?

  35. Cael (Seriously in Love) // 17/4/07 3:18 PM  

    you suck steups. You know damn well you should have used this picture:

  36. steups // 17/4/07 3:23 PM  

    New post up but there will be no comments on that particular post for whatever reason that's logical in my head.
    Let's go to the comment box under the blog awards to discuss that or anything else.

  37. steups // 17/4/07 3:24 PM  

    Cael, I wanted to but there was no space after I used the huge picture of Thela...there would have been three pictures in a limited space

  38. Cael (Seriously in Love) // 17/4/07 3:28 PM  

    awwwwwwwwwwwww. I forgive you because Rico in jail is too funny LOL

  39. Anonymous // 17/4/07 9:00 PM  

    This is way off subject...but did anyone see Snoop challenge Oprah on BET?

    I really wish we could gag certain rappers.

  40. Bubo the Hater // 17/4/07 9:09 PM  

    I love Bootz, she is such a hater! She is by far, th emost attractive of any of them. Her attitude stinks, though. SHe is borderline Thela with all the anger. She needs to come to my house, spend a few weeks and learn how to focus her hatred without appearing chance-like.

    As for like that, she shoul dnot have been up there in the bottom three. She did not quit and that says a lot since this is not a physical or endurance show.

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