Posted Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:25 PM
Posted Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:53 PM
Posted Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:41 PM
Thanks for the interesting discussion of kids working on Broadway. I agree, there is pretty much no possibility that Eden could get hired for a real job in television or on stage. Even if she were talented, she's just too bratty and hyper. And even if she were talented AND disciplined, I think Mickie's appalling stage mother behavior would jeopardize any jobs.
Eden is so not even close. I actually feel sorry for the kid, it seems like she doesn't have a chance for any kind of real life, let alone professional success (if she even has any kind of talent). Broadway may have a light for every broken heart but the business also has another one for every young kid who crashed and burned when the cute roles dried up and that's all they had. This isn't going to end well, IMO.
But did they actually say that Eden was hoping to audition for something on Broadway? They seem to be flying back and forth between New York and various spots in middle America and then rushing back to New York to meet with various people with no clear goal in mind. She just seems to want to become an international superstar. She kind of reminds me of Gypsy Lee Rose's mother, trying to get Eden a gig in Vaudeville. I wonder if she has some role model she wants to model Eden after. Why am I even thinking about this?
I agree. And she should put her in dance classes and get her some music lessons so she has a chance to get the lead in her high school play when she's a senior and perhaps get into a good college program if singing and acting are really her passion.
Micki needs to do about the opposite of what Micki wants to do: get out of the spotlight, go back home to Podunk, AR, put that child in school, dress her normally, and treat Eden like the seven year old that she is.
My favorite quote: Ah like to perform because it's fu-yun and Ah get to perform and stuff.
Posted Apr 24, 2012 @ 8:24 PM
She kept looking at her mother for the answers to simple questions such as "Do you like cameras following you?" I mean really?
Eden has no idea how to talk or think for herself. She's spent her whole life just repeating the things her mother says to her. It's painfully obvious whenever she has to talk on the show- unless she's saying something she's heard a million times from Mickie like "I'm a pageant superstar," there's a few minutes of dull silence while she tries to remember what she's "supposed" to say. I don't think she has any sense of herself as an actual individual. She'd never make it on Broadway where she had to behave to the expectations of adults other than Mickie.
Posted Apr 25, 2012 @ 12:43 AM
Posted Apr 25, 2012 @ 10:15 AM
Posted Apr 25, 2012 @ 11:36 AM
Eden is such an annoying brat. I enjoy the torment she puts Mickie through, of course, but I can't find anything amusing or endearing about her at all.
Posted Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:11 PM
Poor, poor little Eden! She never had a chance, did she?
And Mikki looks more like a grams than a mother of a small child, to my eye. But I don't really care about Mikki's looks. It's her soul I'm worried about. She's really nuts and totally selfish, from where I stand.
Posted Apr 25, 2012 @ 7:40 PM
Posted Apr 25, 2012 @ 7:49 PM
The song has always made me alternately grimace and chuckle. I think it may be an old Southern expression. I've heard it since I was a child.
Posted Apr 26, 2012 @ 7:07 PM
Posted Apr 26, 2012 @ 11:08 PM
Posted Apr 27, 2012 @ 10:35 AM
I think it may be an old Southern expression. I've heard it since I was a child.
*shiftyeyes* My mom always used to call me sweet patootie.
Posted Apr 27, 2012 @ 3:14 PM
Does that mean she's an a$$?
"A person's or animal's buttocks." according to the dictionary.
After watching the first episode, I decided this was not the show for me. After seeing the commercials during RuPaul's drag race, I watched this one. Just needed to see someone tell Eden that she is not all that.
I'm actually hoping she will get a taste of reality sometime in the next five years. If she attends a special school for performing children, the other teenagers will teach her the hard way. If her mother actually does "homeschool" her, I doubt she will be able to read well enough to get through a script. Either way, she'll not be the superstar she is being forced to claim she is, and may be olde enough to tell her mother to go pound sand.
Eden's going to be even more hell as a teenager and with a growing attitude she's adopted now,
Posted Apr 27, 2012 @ 3:52 PM
Posted Apr 29, 2012 @ 9:38 PM
Posted Apr 30, 2012 @ 7:07 AM
Posted Apr 30, 2012 @ 8:44 AM
Posted Apr 30, 2012 @ 10:07 PM
And Eden was horrible at that photo shoot and then Mickey telling her that she was so special because she "dealt with it" and did what she had to do by doing the photo shoot in the cold. Mickey NO SHE DIDNT DEAL WITH IT! She sucked and that's why the pictures suck and her head IS as big as Dallas. And dont blame the photographer. Wow, I think LOGO really did set them up, she looks lamer and lamer with each episode! Mickey looks more and more pathetic. What a plain, average kid told she is a superstar!
Posted May 1, 2012 @ 7:32 AM
Sad for Eden who is too young to understand just how horrible and misguided her mother's obsession with superstardom is--and could someone please explain to me why superstardom is a legitimate goal? Money? Sure, but it's expensive money. Sad for Mickie who has put all of her life's disappointments in her six year old's basket.
The entourage, such as it is; bloodsuckers who will disappear the instant the show is cancelled/Eden grows up/a better offer comes along.
This is the proverbial trainwreck in the midst of happening.
Eden at 15 will be one screwed up young lady and her mother won't understand why.
Posted May 1, 2012 @ 11:45 AM
Does it seem to anyone else that there are no adults in this show that actually like children? It seems like they either talk down to them, pander to them, or jerk their hair around.
Posted May 1, 2012 @ 11:50 AM
I still think Mickie and Heather deserve what they get, but the show really has it in for them. Can still stomach Andrew somewhat, since he seems to be their NYC lifeline more than a regular entourage member, but dayum. Eden's like an afterthought.
Methinks Audrey needs to be tested...I would suspect she's somewhere on some sort of spectrum. Or her mother is to be that delusional.
Posted May 1, 2012 @ 12:01 PM
Posted May 1, 2012 @ 12:02 PM
Posted May 1, 2012 @ 12:51 PM
could someone please explain to me why superstardom is a legitimate goal?
If you ask my granddaughter what she wants to be, she says, "famous." Apparently, it's all the rage. But she is 8 years old and will grow up. I think even now, though, she is more mature than Mickey.
Posted May 1, 2012 @ 1:24 PM
What did they expect doing a photoshoot with Eden outside and cold? Why didn't they have her inside? Of course, Eden is a bit of a spoiled brat and it's coming out more and more. Really good job there, Micki.
Posted May 1, 2012 @ 7:04 PM
Posted May 1, 2012 @ 8:00 PM
Posted May 2, 2012 @ 5:01 PM
I agree. Audrey is my hero. She loathes pageants, and she can't really express her feelings well, so she screams "NO" a lot and is as uncooperative as possible. I was relieved when even the vile Mickie suggested perhaps pageants aren't right for her. Good for Audrey for being spared a couple of years of pageant hell.
Micki giving advice on structure and discipline for Audrey was hysterical. I'm not sure Audrey has any "spectrum" problems. That's a diagnosis handed out way too frequently in my view. I think she doesn't want to do pageant practice in any way shape or form and knows her mother will only push a tiny bit with visitors and camera crew there.
I couldn't believe Fran called Audrey "disrespectful" for not wanting to sit there and get her hair done. What a moron. Well, at least we were spared some stupid staged fight between Fran and whoever the hell else with lots and lots of bad acting and demands for security.
The photo shoot was ridiculous. And blaming the photographer for the bad pictures was even more ridiculous.
I thought Rosie O'Donnell, when she had her first talk show and was quite popular, coined the phrase Cutie Pattootie, a word she used to describe every cute kid. Rosie should sue Mickie or file a cyst and decease order (TM Tamra Barney). The world would be a better place if no one ever had to hear that song again.
What the heck is a Patootie anyway. Sounds like some potate cake with cheese I nuked in the microwave the other night.
Edited by Joymarie, May 2, 2012 @ 5:04 PM.
Posted May 2, 2012 @ 5:36 PM
There was no reason from what I could see of the headshots for them to be taken outside.
There was no reason. My daughter has had headshots taken both indoors and out. Even if the plan was to do them outside, when the weather was unpleasant they could have found an indoor spot, tacked a solid color sheet up to a wall for the background and worked with it. Dumb.