Charm School Recap – Episode 8 – Not Their First Time At The Rodeo

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…but for some…

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…it may be the last!

After intensely applying eye make-up…

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…Bubbles cleans the bathroom to get her mind off of what happened last night (i.e. Bay Bay Bay dangling the prospect of bringing one expelled girl back and Bubbles not hating the idea, both to the chagrin of everyone else with a thirst for cash and/or pulse). Cleaning therapy? What a radical concept for VH1. Considering the state of these houses after, like, two episodes of any given series, I’d assume that the people on these shows are told not to clean to keep them all tense and as dirty as they fight.

Then, we see Marcia calling her Rock of Love Bus co-…star (?) Maria, who like Ryan White and Michael Jackson had gone too soon. You remember Maria, right?

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She had her mouth open a lot, per this clip. What a weird flashback. I know she stayed around for, like, five seconds, but still, there had to be better footage than this. Yet another flattering VH1 edit!

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Marcia tearily explains that she hasn’t drunk for nine days and she’s getting frustrated watching the other girls drink. Maria says that she’s going to give Marcia a pep talk. A what?

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It’s standard stuff, but hey, support is support. However, a cloud looms over this accomplishment of Marcia’s…

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Oh right. That. I don’t know if the belligerent expression and bar-tussled hair are a product of separation anxiety or if this is foreshadowing or what.

The announcement of today’s lesson jostles a groggy Ashley out of bed. She interviews, “I dropped out of high school for a reason and that’s because I can’t wake up past noon.” A shame, it is: if she had stuck around, she probably would have learned the difference between “past” and “before.” Ah, well. Stay in school, kids, or you might end up on TV using the wrong words.

Today’s commandment:

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Today’s guest speaker:

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She is introduced by Stryker as “the fastest woman in the world.” Per Google, a lot of women seem to stake that claim. RIP, FloJo!

April will be talking to the girls about determination. Her story is about getting back up when you fall. See, she was in a train accident. She explains that she woke up to find, “my leg had fallen off.”

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She clarifies that it was amputated, which makes me relieved. I was starting to think she was making up her story as she went along.

It isn’t too early in the day for Ashley to be witty: when April holds up her prosthetic leg, Ashley notes…

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…”Nice shoes!” What a positive spin! Looks like Charm School‘s working for at least one of its students!

Anyway, the point is that even though April’s a professional runner, she refused to let five toes stop her from being who she is. Wise! She asks the girls which people in their lives are motivation. The answers are mostly family. Since no one listed themselves, April hands out Charm School brand mirrors to have the girls praise themselves and tell themselves what they need to fix. It must be a weird feeling — they usually do the former while staring into a camera.

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Risky sees someone who’s strong and who wants to help others, but could use to open up a little more. And a master of angles.

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This exercise proves daunting for Brittanya. She says she looks like crap today (which: lie!) and then she doesn’t know. Is she supposed to describe herself? Basically, yeah. Radical concept, I know. “I see, I don’t know, I see someone that, I don’t know, wears a lot of makeup!” says Brittanya. I didn’t know the concept of “a lot of makeup” existed amongst these women. Brittanya does think she’s pretty. That I did know. Bubbles chimes in that Brittanya is a caring person and has the potential to do good. Bubbles, meanwhile, has the potential to do pissing off.

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“Ashley, you are a bitch,” Ashley tells herself. I wish she would have commented on her own cosmetic overdosing, but whatever: you can’t rush self-awareness. Bubbles straight-up interrupts, saying that Ashley is a person who needs to love herself more. Big words from someone who’s consistently putting herself in harm’s way. What is she, a masochist?

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Bubbles then tells herself, “Bianca! I love you, Bianca! You know what I mean?” I wish she’d answer herself back with, “Um…I’m a little unclear?” Bubbles tells herself not to let anyone bring her down. She can rise above this. Like bubbles.

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Marcia does love herself, she admits. She’s making herself nervous and shaking. That could be the withdrawal, too, though. The wagon keeps rolling, though, so whatever.

In closing, April tells them to look in the mirror everyday and love themselves. Mirrors, TV sets, whatever — I think it’s kind of inevitable that they’ll be looking at and loving themselves a lot.

Later, Bubbles says that April missed a part that was very important: when you love yourself, it helps you be more secure about yourself. Risky’s reaction is all you need for commentary:

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Risky interviews that Bubbles doesn’t need to be there. Foreshadowing!

The girls are told to get ready for their challenge. They find cowboy hats in their lockers.

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Bubbles wonders if they’re going on a hayride. After the fear challenge, I’d wonder if they’re going on a haunted hayride. Or, I don’t know, a house of mirrors maybe.

But no, it’s the Saddle Ranch!

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You may remember this place from the first Rock of Love: Bret took Heather and her parents there and Heather fell off the bull and, while interviewing on that, bestowed the gift upon the world that is the word “tatters.” This place should become a national monument. However, for now, it’s the site of the Charm School challenge. Today, they’re going to be raising money for an organization that provides books and toys to underprivileged kids. The girls will go around the bar, collecting pledges from the patrons in increments of $1, $3 and $5. These will apply to the number of seconds each girl stays on the bull when it’s her turn to ride it. Risky interviews that she’s never ridden a horse or a mechanical bull but stops just short of saying “anything.” She corrects herself and says she’s never ridden an animal before. That information is all very predictable. There she goes again with not opening up enough! Ashley, in contrast, has done topless bull-riding. Again: predictable.

The girls start collecting their pledges. A Kate Gosselin lookalike calls Brittany’s piercings “so cute.”

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I think they’re supposed to have the opposite effect, but Gosselinalike means well.

Ashley, meanwhile, utilizes her stripper skills…

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And Brittanya utilizes her…go-go (?) skills…

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…which are similar to stripper skills but less boob-centric.

Bubbles, meanwhile, announces that she doesn’t use her sexuality to get donations. And for that, she earns…

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…very little. I hope this teaches her an important lesson about the importance of jiggling and lap-bouncing, no matter the endeavor.

After announcing her sobriety, Marcia is tempted by the (fermented) fruit of another…

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…but for holding out, she wins the respect of at least one ringer for J. Howard Marshall…

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Ashley has no such problems:

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Other highlights include Bubbles proclaiming that children are the future, Risky promoting the cause hardcore, Brittanya (on the other hand) claiming that the donations are for a good cause but not knowing what that cause is when asked, and Ashley being propositioned by a girl who offers her pledge tickets in exchange for a makeout sesh. “You don’t even have to give me your tickets!” is Ashley’s response. The charity never stops. What a beautiful thing.

Meanwhile, Bubbles switches her tactics and employs her “party pumper skills.” What this means is unclear, but it does involve elbow-bending and leg-lifting…

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…and I guess a pumping motion ensues? I don’t know. It does look like a party, though. I’ll give her that.

Risky, who raised $120 in pledges, is the first to get on the bull.

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It goes fairly well for her:

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What Bubbles lacks in pledges (she scared up a paltry $39), she makes up for in sheer bull-riding tenacity…

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She seems to hit her head, but it ends up being totally fine. Why am I not surprised?

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After Ashley’s go…

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…she interviews, “If I still have a uterus, I feel like it’s about to fall out right now.” In so few words, she says so much about her past. Bravo!

And then, Brittanya takes her disastrous turn, as seen in the gif that opens this recap. But you probably want to look at that again (and again and again!) so here you go:

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Amazing! She’s about as great on a bull as she is on a pole. I guess at this point it’s abundantly clear that Brittanya is just not good at holding onto things.

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Then comes Marcia, who gets all crotchy with the bull…

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Bubbles interviews, “Marcia was riding like she was making love to the bull.” Darlin’, you can do a lot of things to a bull, but makin’ love ain’t one of ‘em. This is all worth it for Bubbles accompanying expression:

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My favorite still from that gif (since you asked):

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Anyway, I guess there’s some suction in Marcia’s vagina or whatever because she ends up winning…

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And so, she is safe from expulsion tonight.

At the dinner that immediately follows, Ashley yelps, “I love cheeseburgers! Whooo!”

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Yeah, we know! This revelation is less shocking than even the topless bull-riding.

Someone points out that Bubbles raised the least amount of money. “I’m not used to flirting with men,” counters Bubbles.

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Coming from someone who’s man-handling a burger, this comes as no shock. In a voice thick with tears, Bubbles says she doesn’t want anyone feeling bad for her. So restrain yourselves people! Resist your immediate urges to fawn over a person on reality TV with pity that she’ll never be aware of anyway, and restrain yourselves. Perhaps to show how much of a challenge that isn’t, Ashley ignores Bubbles and tells her cheeseburger that she loves it.

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Or maybe she just mistook her cheeseburger for a mirror. Happens to me all. The. Time.

Ashley giggles about Bubbles’ poor performance. Bubbles says she didn’t let Ashley’s words get to her. Ashley is glad Bubbles learned that in psych class. Bubbles knows more than that: “Things that you said I knew it didn’t mean constructive criticism. And you tried to break me but you weren’t able to,” says Bubbles who informs Ashley that she has a 3.5 GPA and a lot of goals. Ashley feels bad for Bubbles as a person “out in society” who doesn’t know how to function with adults. More bickering ensues.

Risky attempts to change the subject to Brittanya’s butt crack. That’s always a brilliant tactic. Next time some idiot is yammering to you about politics or how they heard on the radio that the price of food is going up, mention Brittanya’s butt crack and your life will get easier. Anyway, Ashley shows Brittanya just how much of it was showing:

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But Bubbles doesn’t seem to want to let things go. She thinks Ashley is still a mean girl. Yeah, well, a little thing like a butt-crack demonstration isn’t going to cure that. Duh! Ashley still thinks Bubbles is retarded. Oh yeah, well Bubbles is gonna tell Ricki! That kind of retort isn’t helping Bubbles’ case, just saying. Ashley interviews that she feels bad, but not too bad, ’cause duh: she’s Ashley.

At home, there is…

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…homework! But wait, don’t they technically live at “school?” So it’s home-school work, then. Whatever. The girls will be finger-painting portraits of each other today. I guess since they fight like children, they’ll have to paint like children, as well. They are to depict how they see their classmates inside and name a fault that the person needs to fix. Oh, this should turn out nice and civil. Institutionalized quibbling always does!

The painting gets underway…

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Marcia paints what looks like a giant boob:

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It could be anyone, but I’m guessing that’s Ashley.

We see a quick succession of shots of paintings that we don’t get to return to, but are worth examining anyway:

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We start the official unveiling on this picture of Risky that Ashley painted…

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I love how open everyone is (including Risky) about Risky needing to open up.

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See?

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Here’s Risky’s rendering of Brittanya (or is that Whoopi Goldberg circa Burglar?). At first, I was like, “Oh no she didn’t!” when she said that Brittanya needed to be a better mom, but after hearing what Brittanya’s about to tell Ricki, I’m sure Risky’s just parroting a complaint she’s heard 5,000 times already.

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This is Brittanya’s drawing of Marcia, whom she sees as the Disney character Goofy. How daffy! Brittanya says Marcia needs to work on her rudeness — that she comes off as such even when she isn’t drinking.

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Ashley has painted Marcia as a butterfly, and points out that Marcia needs to fix more than her drinking. Her antennae, for example, are due for a tune-up.

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Marcia drew Ashley as a seagull. Rude without drinking, indeed!

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Ashley drew Bubbles as a smiley face and, as you can see above, thinks Bubbles talks too much at the wrong times. That’s like the pot calling the kettle tactless. Ashley explains that Bubbles preaches about constructive criticism but she never wants to take it. Bubbles points out that calling someone “retarded” and saying they have mental problems is not constructive. The salience of her point renders Ashley’s “constructive criticism” irrelevant. Way to go, Bubs!

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Bubbles, meanwhile, has painted Ashley as suffering from pain. Ricki says something about this proving how much Bubbles has learned. I think we all knew that Ashley suffers from pain the second we took a look at her cleavage. Her back must be killing her!

And then, there are some last-minute one-on-ones.

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Brittanya admits to Ricki that she’s not a good mom. That is a heartbreaking admission if ever there were. But Brittanya is changing, and Ricki is proud. Probably hard to change her mothering since she’s not actually in the physical vicinity of her child, but whatever!

Ashley then talks about the Bubbles situation and about not being 100 percent charmed herself, but all I can do is focus on how her boobs stretch her text-heavy shirt so that it looks like each line is written in a different font.

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Ashley explains that she did her best to ignore Bubbles, but Bubbles’ incessant yammering made that impossible. That’s fair, but it’s hard to decide how much of what Ashley says is a valid excuse and how much is strategy. Ashley says she thinks she needs to be there more than Bubbles. Hmmm, I’m going with mostly strategy.

Elimination! Brittanya announces that she thinks all of the other girls are going to revert to their old ways after the show. That implies that they’ve rid themselves of those old ways. Wrong again, Brittanya! Lala says she doesn’t want to be fooled by Ashley and Brittanya — she doesn’t want to buy into their charm when it’s, in fact, false. Welcome to my world of figuring out what’s what, Lala. You may not sort it all out, but at least you’ll always be occupied.

Three girls are called to the carpet:

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Ricki knows that Brittanya’s in a dire situation and could use the money, but she does believe that she’s there for her son, so she promptly sends Brittanya back. What is this musical carpet/riser?

Ricki calls Bubbles “really special.” Phenomenal word choice there, Ricki. Bubbles sees goodness in everyone around her and has come a long way and knows the drill. Ricki also believes that Ashley wants to change for her son. Bubbles has anxiety all through her neck and back, but it’s not heavy-hooters empathy for Ashley, as far as I can tell. Ashley interviews that she goes through moments where she feels like being nicer, but then someone will do something stupid and make her want to make fun of them again. That’s reasonable in its meanness. No matter what, you can’t charge Ashley with ill logic.

Usually!

And speaking of that:

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Bubbles is going home, guys. She’s been standing up for herself, and Ricki has seen growth, but “this is about progression,” and since she has to make a choice, she believes that Ashley has a further way to go and blah blah blah this is a school that you can fail out of for doing too well. Ricki explains that sometimes you have to send home the girl who has shown the most change and keep the less charming girl who has further to go. Sometimes as in once a season, right?

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Bubbles looks like she’s going to tear off Ricki’s face with her teeth. It would be one way to save herself, given the rationale of her expulsion.

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Outside, Bubbles sniffles that she feels like a powerful woman and that she thinks the other girls deserve to be there. Oh, stop being so damn gracious and throw a fit and show that you really deserve to be there already, Bubs! Maim a cameraman! Pee in a bush! Rant about being prettier than all those other bitches! Something!

Meanwhile, Ricki tells the remaining girls that they are, in fact, not going to be there. They’re going to New Orleans! The Big Easy! N.O!

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Or, per Risky’s expression, make that N.Ooooooooooooooooooo!

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  1. Dwayne says:

    This recap was worth it for the picture of my girl Risky looking fine as always. I’m glad that Bubble’s has finally eliminated. Now that she’s gone I feel as if the show will be more interesting without her.

  2. Always says:

    When Ricki didn’t expel Ashley for picking on Bubbles, I knew Charm School was going to let another manipulative, fake-ass *!(~+$)^)`%#~_&$! win like Monique did when she let Saaphyri win. Saaphyri didn’t change; she was the same manipulative, fake-ass *!(~+$)^)`%#~_&$! on “I Love Money.”

    I guess to be ‘charming’ means to learn how to manipulate the Deans with lies and fakeness. Getting rid of Bubbles helps Ashley look good, cause everyone else on the show will not take Ashley’s %*@*#&~#_$@`@_@_ The only people Ashley gets along with are the party-girl drunks like Gia & Farrah, who are just like her (fake–lips, ~^)!@%$&*^&%$$% s, hair & charm)).

  3. BA says:

    I want to see how Ashley acts when she gets to New Orleans, because the people she will be serving will be poor African Americans. We already seen how she acted at the dog shelter and when she had to help clean up the river (it was so disgusting to her). As the previous person said: if she doesn’t have compassion or patience for Bubbles, then she probably doesn’t have any for the handicapped (retarded/physically disabled), elderly (unless they are men), children (including her own), or anyone who isn’t a party-girl like her.

  4. Jay says:

    I disagree with how eliminations are being held. It’s like this…be a beeoch throughout the show and you won’t get kicked off. I feel like they are rewarding bad behavior and all the ones who should win the money are being eliminated. But it’s all about the ratings and if they get rid of the bad ones it would make the show boring. The last one standing will be the one who changed the least…charm school is about progression. The last remaining girls are just putting up a front for the sake of the money.

  5. dawnmichelle says:

    Watching Ricki is like watching paint dry she sends the wrong people home Please don’t invite her back!!!!
    Ask the host from the past show’s because she’s not working out I thought the plan was to follow thur with the rules not to remain the same
    It’s like she rewards them for bad behavior

  6. chris says:

    if risky doesn’t win i am going to kill someone. wwwhyyyy thhhhe fuuuucckkkk did bubbles go home!

  7. jaxd says:

    I think Ashley is funny and makes the show entertaining. Yes, she is a Big B—–, but isn’t that why we all watch this kind of TV? Let’s face it, Bubbles would annoy the most mentally challenged person. She was/is beyond stupid. Glad she’s gone. I’m hoping Risky wins, but until that comes, I like watching Ashley, she amuses the poo out of me! Marcia and Brittania are pretty boring, just waiting for Marcia to go off the wagon. I’m happy for her sobriety, but she’s just whiny and boring now.

  8. 225 says:

    Not to come off rude to anyone, but i think that everyone needs to calm down b/c at the end of the day, Ashley is not gonna win. She’s not. Do you reeeeeally think that ricky/producers are gonna let ashley slide by the WHOLE season of the show knowing that she’s no good, and her end up being the winner??? Do you really think that?? It’s about what the producers want, and what the fans want. IMO i dont see why they are going off that way b/c i’m surely not a fan of ashley’s. Anywho i’m pretty positive that ashley wont be the winner.Yeah what they did bubbles was really dirty. This is the same thing that monique did w/ Bootz, but at the end of the day she didn’t win. So ricki is doing this w/ ashely. It’s not fair at all but i guess that’s what vh1 wants. I disagree 100%.

  9. 225 says:

    I think that Tyra Banks should be the host for next season. She’s such a great role model, she has had alllll types of guest on her show, and she knows exactly what these type of people go through in their everyday lives. Tyra is EXACTLY who vh1 needs.

  10. KAYLAH says:

    I LOVE RISKY’S FACIAL EXPRESSION I LOVE RISKY……..BUT I THINK THAT ASHLEY SHOULDA WENT HOME AND BUBBLES SHOULD HAVE STAYED BAD DECISION RICKY…..BAD DECISION!!!

  11. Kenya says:

    I am sorry I know many won;t agree, but i believe this show is racist… Ke Ke should have neer went home, nor Bay Bay Bay. Risky, watch out they are going to get you off next. Ricky Lake I think yu are blind and a damn fool… Why is Ashley still there, there is no way you should have sent Bubbles home instead of Ashley. She does not deserve to be there nor Brittanya….. If Charm School is about change then they don’t fit in change they are only there for money. If you too the money away and just had the show them two @)$&&~&(&_)_(^$+) s would leave. If they mke so much money stripping then go back and let someone have the money who really needs…. Risky, I love you and as much you need and deserve this money you are not going to get it so just leave like Bay Bay Bay, she knewinside what time it was now how long will you be blinded to the fact!!!

  12. Kenya says:

    Risky, why don’t you just leave like Bay Bay Bay did, she had sinc, she know that this show is bull (((@!!*_#$##~+~( They already know who they want to end they just couldn’t make it an all white girl show….. Ashley do not deserve anything and they were wrong for sending Bubbles home instead of her, Monique you need to come back to the show, Ricki get your fake (*^^@&@&))#%_%% wanna be back in the 80′s talk show (*^^@&@&))#%_%% off!!!!

  13. roxy says:

    I swear, VH1…
    Please, please. I am a regular vh1 viewer, for several yrs. But me and my friend swear to everything we love, that we will not participate in ratings for your station if we see Bubbles in any other show, (other than the CS reunion). WHAT HAPPENED TO HER BABY VOICE, over the last few wks. She is soooo irritating and she was playing “naive”, to win. Her airtime expired long ago. As a loyal fan, we’re asking, let Bubbles rest.

  14. MizzJacquetta says:

    But, Risky not to win I will not watch ashley wins ’cause ashley is a fake person she getin’ on my nerves talked to bubbles like that I STIIL WANT ASHEY OUT OF HERE….

  15. Bizzle says:

    I can see it now. Ashley is gonna make a change on the very last episode and be rewarded as if she’s “come along way”. this is some bull.
    Next, there gonna get of Marcia: “Oh you stopped drinking, but you still have a lot to work on”
    Then, Risky( whom I want to win): “Oh, you don’t need Charm School anymore, bye”
    Then Brittanya’s dumb self will be in the final two.
    If Ashley wins (she cool and all but..) I will STOP watching vh1. Oh and Im posting twice.

  16. l.shanks says:

    bubbles i had my doubts maybe you are smarter than what everyone including me gave you credit for. good luck in school!! i wish since you were already expelled you would have !~&^^`!+&(&%(%)$+ ed slapped ashley she desevers it.

  17. T-Boy says:

    Not only an idol but more than a dream, R.I.P. Micheal Jackson the greatest Hero of all time!

  18. Shannon says:

    Ricki, have you lost your damn mind sending Bubbles home and keep that b**ch Ashley!!! She’s not gonna change, she and b**chttanya are playing you!!!How dare she call Bubbles !_#!@^_`*+(*^$(@~# ed again, I would punched that arrogant ~(*(+~`$~_!#++_ c**t!!! Who the f**k she think she is like if her skunk ~(*(+~`$~_!#++_ don’t stink!!!And she said she felt bad for calling her that, but I don’t believe her ~(*(+~`$~_!#++_ Ashley don’t have patients for people like Bubbles, what makes her think that she have any patients for her child, the handicapped, or the elderly just like the previous person said, but her ~(*(+~`$~_!#++_ has patients for being a drunken ~(*(+~`$~_!#++_ high school dropped out party girl!!! Ricki your dumb dumb and dumber by the minute!!!

  19. Tresha says:

    Ricki,

    I am disgusted by your decision last night. My brother who is turning 40 this year has Downs Sydrome. As his sister I had endured a very painful childhood of hearing the hurtful word “retard” said over and over again through out my entire life toward him and myself. The Special Olmpics foundation must be appalled by you. How could you allow a person on your show to continously use that word to another person not once but twice is beyond me. I looked at you with respect at one time (all my years of growing up actually). But now, I look at you as a horrible person. Those other four girls girls behind Bubbles and Ashley were shocked as well. How could you make the decision of keepin Ashley over someone like Bubbles. Are you doing it for the ratings? You have not only made yourself look disgusting but also VH1 as a whole. I will make sure every one I know in my industry and that a person that has volunteered with The Special Olympics orgainzation for over 30 years and with the Vince Ferragamo Celebrity Golf Classic Organization in Orange County California that will never support another thing that has your name connected to it.

    Tresha Bisang

  20. Anecia says:

    I saw the last episode of Charm School with Riki Lake on July 6th, 2009 and I was wondering where does Ashley get off calling Bubbles or anyone else to that matter !(+#$#_$!`*@$)((## ed, mind you she is a high school drop out (didn’t want to get up before 12:00 pm), a single mother, and a stripper. Who is she to judge anyone? I think she is just angry with her life and decisions that she made and allows her jealousy to be taken out on Bubbles, who actually went to college and will have a life after Charm School or any other reality show. Another thing, did Riki hear herself saying that Charm School is about progression? Let me remind you Riki, Ashley came to Charm School being a miserable b**** and on the July 6th episode there were five people left and Ashley was still a b****. Ditsy Lake, are ratings that important?

  21. Destini says:

    Risky & Marcia are the realest ones left. If they don’t win F**k VH1! Bubbles should NOT of been sent home. She may be a little annoying but she has a HEART OF GOLD. And that is CCCHHHHAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. ANYWAYS, I am beyond disgusted by you, Ricki Lake. It makes no sense & YOU know it. Ashley you are one fugly fugly FUGLY +)%@!*~$#%)_$#)*` That’s why Bret didn’t want your nasty ~~`@`$!!“!)%%@ You have NO Beauty what-so-ever. And you WILL get what’s coming to you. Oh and btw you have your nerve judging someone else’s intellentence — Miss “I Dropped Out Of High School & Become A Stripper Because I Couldn’t Get Up Past Noon”. Seriously You’re a disgrace. Your parents must be proud. And I feel sorry for that son of yours.

  22. Candie B says:

    If Ashley walks of of Charm School able to actually SPELL the word `^&_)_(&^%@@_^)))% ED….Than Ricki Lake has done her job well…LOL!!!!!! Come on guys how could you let someone like Ashley get to you?? I mean really?? You know if she does win (by some Cataclysmic force) you know she’ll go back to stripping and her and Farrah will open a strip club together called……are you ready for this??? The perfect name…”BLONDTERAGE’”

  23. Elaine G. says:

    Bubbles should not have been chosen to leave charm school however, this is not the first decision that Ricki has made that has been wrong. Ashley needs to go.

  24. Zach K says:

    Aw Man. I wanted Bubbles to win. She’s so awesome.

    I don’t care who wins now, but I hope its not Ashley.

  25. re says:

    Rich, your recap is more entertaining than the show!! haha!

  26. bebe says:

    if ricki lake wants to make everyone hate her she is doing a bang up job. I don’t care that she sent bubbles home because I knew she would. she likes risky, ashley, and brittanya. I think marcia will go next which will not make me happy because I wanted her to win. but we’re getting strong hints that giving up drinking after being a heavy drinker while being constantly exposed to every other person around knocking it back… well, that’s just not good enough. marcia is supposed to have solved all the problems in her life in between having the shakes and doing stupid challenges. I wouldn’t rely on ricki to tell me how to mail a letter let alone how to tackle life issues. marcia has already said that she saw her dad beating her mom, but her mom was too poor to figure out how to get out of this situation. that is a classic background for someone to self-medicate with alcohol. good luck, marcia. as for ashley, if she wasn’t there to roll her eyes over ricki’s pontificating this show would be unbearable.

  27. lisa says:

    i dont know why they kept calling bubbles the dumb one, brittanya seems like the dumb one to me.

  28. Renee Andrea says:

    Ricki Lake is making terrible choices in who to send home…Ashely is just plain ugly, inside, and out…if she wins this, i’ll never watch vh1 again….Bubbles is a sweetheart, and should have never been eliminated. Brittanya makes me ill, she is stupid, and just as mean as Ashley!!! Risky or Marcia should win. Marcia is going through a really bad time right now, and doing her best. Risky and Marcia are the best hearted girls on the show, and the prettiest, inside and out. And, how is this a white girl show? It’s not about black or white…It’s about ratings…Marcia is not white, nor is Risky! Bubbles is, and she got booted off the show…FOR WHAT! Get rid of Ashley, she is never going to change, ever, she is plain evil….You do not call people !+!!*_$&~&)$*)$$** ed! Marcia or Risky should win!

  29. Laroi Oglesby says:

    This Episode Is Not Worth It Because Ricky Lake Is Making The Wrong Decisions About Who’s Going Home Next; But If Ashley Wins Charm School I Will Be Devastated And Disappointed Because She Is Not Ready 2 Change Like She Is Doing Now Like She Picked On Bubbles And She Voted Natasha On The Carpet And She Got Eliminated 4 All Tha Wrong Reasons.

  30. Lecea21 says:

    Im glad bubbles is gone too dont think she really needed charm school! I think Ashley will be next, Dont think that she really wants to change. I think the final two will be risky and brittanya.

  31. CharmSchool123 says:

    Ashley is a b****. I like Rick Lake shes doing so well until she eliminated Bubbles. Ashley’s never going to change. Look at her.

  32. Lecea21 says:

    Also to comment those that are dissing ricki lake. Do you guys realize that even though they chose to send people home the ultimate decision is made by VH1, it is all about ratings thats where the money comes in!! so dont talk down on the judges, there not to blame!

  33. hawaiishoegirlie says:

    Okay, don’t hate me, but I’m stoked Ashley got to stay. Bubbles was trying to %+^$)#&^`(@)&!& ert herself a little TOO much to the point where she was becoming egotistic. I mean, what was up with interrupting Ashley when she was doing her mirror reflection?

    Ashley is a mean girl, but let’s face it, she’s an entertaining mean girl! Rock of Love Bus wasn’t the same once she left.

    Go Ashley!!!!!

  34. dawn says:

    i think risky should win r marcia. ashley dont like her at all FAKE!!! she can run her mouth but what she do on rock of love bus when marcia went after her she started screaming like a lil girl. and brittanya beautiful girl But DUMB AS F**k!! lmao like seriously wow air head…thats all i can say bout her lol but good luck to risky & marcia

  35. Too_Real4FakePeople says:

    Well…Let me start off by saying that this Charm School is a WASTE of time…I use to LOVE watching Rikki when she had her own show, but honestly, being the host of Charm school is NOT for her. Don’t get me wrong, I have respect for Rikki but she do not know what she is doing and everyone can see that…Who will be willing to give away 100,000 dollars to a girl thats not even on the show to change!? Yes they are bull sh*ting their way to the final and is fooling EVERYONE…I mean how stupid can you be? Why would you keep Ashley fake !(!(_$%#@$$!_~` on the show when she calls bubbles slow or retarted every chance you get and you talk about changing???? thats BS!!! She knew bubbles was a easy target thats why she talk down on her! let someone like me would have been on that show! she would know not to talk to me like that cause she would of been picking all that hair of hers off the floor…No Im not Ms.Bad azz but its how you have to carry your self…thats why you don’t see her talking down to no one else cause she would get slapped! all the wrong girls are on that show and Rikki is not making it any better…cause its like she is freely giving away all that money…what need to be done is a LIE DETECTOR TEST and see who is really there for “CHANGE” I bet 100,000 all those girls would fail…maybe risky would be the only 1 to pass…This show make me sooooo mad to watch it and I know people in america feel the same way..yall need to get it together

  36. Becky Lee says:

    No more charm school for me. If Ricki kept Ashley after she called Bubbles @%_%!@@##$+~~)!^&` ed, Ricki is not a good dean. She needs charm school herself. I will not be watching anymore episodes.

  37. nestlewater6 says:

    this is a good show i hope risey wins

  38. Budro and Aymah says:

    When we got done watching the episode when Bubbles went home, we were both furious. What is the point of this show? Why keep the train wrecks and expel the ones that have progressed the least. This is not jail, you shouldn’t get out for good behavior. If this was a “school”, you should expel the failures. Eventhough I think Ashley is hot (well for a stripper), I believe she is the most manipulitive and least improved. If she wins, it only goes to show that the biggest train wreck is a shoe-in for the big prize. WHY WOULD THEY WANT TO PROGRESS IF THAT MEANS BEING SENT HOME?

  39. kevin says:

    SERIOUSLY VH1.
    YOU HAD BRITTANYA SENT HOME?
    You need to let Ricky in on a little bit of what you film.
    Brittanya didnt start any fights that nasty girl marcia did.
    Then she went and told and that idiot lALa who isnt even really a dean went and told ricky a story she didnt even know the other side of.
    and marcia is using her little drinking problem as an excuse to stay around.
    I CANT even watch charm school anymore.

  40. kamilah says:

    i think that risky should win it because she is a rolemodel and ashley should go home because i think she is playing a game with rikky

  41. Dru Levy says:

    I agree with dawnmichelle. Goodness forbid you actually improve before the final episode because you will be eliminated! Obviously the producers are searching for ratings & the goal is to behave like a worthless & obnoxious soul for drama-sake. I am so distraught over the direction society is taking. Half of these gals are acting worse than they are, just to secure their role/place on the show. It is so obvious as it is in most of these reality shows. We are creating an entire generation of people who are destined to confuse reality with “embellishing for ratings” while we dangle money in front of their faces. If you think the psychological fall-out from child entertainers is bad, wait 5-10-20 years for the fall out of these never-was-has-beens. They are less equipped to handle their tainted futures which will emanate from this ugly type of fame. It creates jobs, but at what cost to their sanity? I will say that a handful have parlayed their mini-fame into a business/career (clothing design, etc) & w/out it they would not have gotten past the first step. So congrats to those few! Will we ever stop trading morals, dignity, & values for money, sarcasm & a laugh at someone else’s expense?

  42. olivia says:

    All these ppl talking about how bubbles shouldnt of gone home. <–
    ! she never needed to go to charm school anyway.
    i mean really, what the `#_$+@$%)$*#@$$( did she realy change?-no
    She’s always been that way.
    nd shes annoying.
    1. i do agree ashley definitely does not deserve to win.
    2. no one cares about brittanya, if she wins, whatever.
    3. risky should win
    4. Marcia might win

  43. Pgh Gurl says:

    Ricki had that fake _~$~(+#^@&@_*_^ cry during the elimination.

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