Is Joe Francis the New Jill Zarin and Other Housewife News by NoMoreDrama
This is the tweet I stumbled across last night.
Seriously? (said in a high whiny voice) Seriously? The next episode of Real Housewives of Miami will air on Sunday and is sure to bring in better ratings. Let’s hope they are done with Joe Francis and he can’t claim it has anything to do with him.
Thankfully Jill Zarin seems to have come to realize that her latest stunt taping her interview with Watch What Happens Live may have gone to far. Or maybe someone just called her and told her that there was no way in the world she was getting back on the show. It was like the various stages of denial as she woke up to what she had done. Here’s the string of tweets:
Remember Andy tweeted: “Beware former Housewives with tape recorders!!”
Jill Responded: “This is why we all love you!!!”
Then this one from Jill: “No war.. Peace and love. It was great interview with 1.3 million viewers. I think Andy is cute and funny and like big brother .” Along with this photo (is Andy gritting his teeth?)
And finally acceptance.
Jill’s Response: “Thanks…but that ship sailed.”
So if Joe the new Jill Zarin?
Did anyone notice his really strange posture? What’s with that neck?
Meanwhile – Joanna’s fiance Romain showed a great deal of restraint during that episode. I’m surprised he didn’t crush the glass he was holding as Joe Francis hurled insult after insult at Joanna. Here’s what he had to say.
Sonja Morgan told Celebuzz that she thinks Jill Zarin makes good TV. ”
“I think if Jill wants to come back on and Bravo wants her, that’s a good idea — she makes good TV. You know, they always ask me, do I think these new girls replaced her well? And I say, ‘No one can replace Jill Zarin — no one can fill those shoes.”
That was sweet of Sonja – but NO.
And Cindy WHO? Barshop also had a thoughts on Jill Zarin. While Barshop says she wouldn’t be back because the show wasn’t her style (who is she anyway?), she thinks Jill should be asked back. “I have to tell you, I back Jill; I’m backing Jill. I spoke to her the other night. You know, one of the things is that she’s one of the first few [stars] who built the [RHONY] brand, so it’s different when she goes off versus when I go off the show.”
Umm yes it’s different Cindy. You were off the show because you were boring.
We’ll soon be introduced to new Atlanta housewife Porsha Stewart. She gave an interview here: http://s2smagazine.com/stories/2012/10/porsha-stewart-enjoyed-working-rhoa
Some highlights – “It was a good experience. I really enjoyed myself,” Porsha told a Birmingham radio station recently. “The main thing I told myself was, ‘You know what? Just be real. Just be you and if you just commit to who you are and own every action—every up and down of relationships with friends—you’ll be alright.’
On being asked to join the show: “I was shocked and I thought, ‘How is this going to be for him to open up our doors?” Porsha shared, referring to her husband. “Once I told him what my mission was and what I wanted to get out of the show—which was basically, I’m a newlywed. Marriage is not easy by far. I’m also a new mother, I have a 9-year-old. And I’m trying to work all of it out, and I’m trying to come out on top.”
On rumors her husband Kordell Stewart is gay: “In life, you’ll have haters whether you’re on the camera or whether you’re off the camera. If you and your husband have an understanding, you are blessed,” said Porsha. “You’ll be good to go.”
Kyle Richards is in damage control over a new report that her publicist banned Adriana de Moura from attending a charity event because they wanted Kyle to be the only housewife there. Adriana had gotten wind that Kyle was attending the “Shop All Things Pink event at Alene Too Regency Court” according to Gather and asked if she could attend. One of Kyle’s people cleared her, and it wasn’t until she was five minutes away (in a rainstorm) that another publicist got wind of it and freaked out and started yelling that she didn’t want another housewife there and it was all about Kyle – so Adriana was sent home. Bummer was it was for a breast cancer fundraiser. Seriously – Kyle needs to get her team’s act together. #notcool
The Real Housewives of Miami “Bras and Brawls” Recap by Krissy
Lisa’s Lingerie Fashion Show for Daysy the Maid
“Lingerie and breast cancer kinda goes hand in hand.” – Lisa
Daysy the maid is sitting on the side of the bathtub with the dogs as Lisa models different lingerie. A leopard print bra and panties, a red ruffled romper, a white angel bustier with wings, all with spiked stilettos to match. “Oh Miss Lisa!” They are really sweet together. Daysy seems to be more of a companion for Lisa than a maid. Lisa explains that she and Lenny are throwing a lingerie party to raise money for the breast cancer charity ‘Susan G. Komen for the Cure.’ Lea has not yet RSVPed to the event and Lisa calls her to confirm that she will be there. The lingerie party is the night before Lea’s big fundraiser gala, but she says that she will do her best to make it and will donate money either way. Lisa is very honest about wanting to impress Lea who is shocked that there will be over 800 people attending.
Lea Promises ‘Boat Loads’ of Celebrities
“Everybody’s complaining ‘cause you Quack! Quack! Quack! Quack! Quack!” – Adrianna
Lea is at her office finalizing the details for her annual gala supporting at-risk youth. The woman is not afraid to accessorize! She is wearing a gigantic metal and stone choker that covers the entire length of her neck. It makes Countess Luann’s necklaces look dainty. Alexia, Adrianna, and Joanna arrive for the final meeting before the gala. They are working on the seating chart when the subject of Karent comes up. Alexia does not want to sit anywhere near Karent, calls her phony and pathetic, and says that Karent does not know how to behave socially. Adrianna is still angry from the Venue party and wants to confront Karent again. Joanna comes to Karent’s defense and is shot down. We then learn that Karent gave an interview to a local paper where she bashes the other ladies, saying that they are “classless fame-addicts with Botox for brains.” A line is definitely being drawn in the sand over Karent.
Marysol and Alexia Sip Sangria
“I had a clown that would come after me with a broom!” – Marysol
Marysol and Alexia are relaxing by Alexia’s pool discussing the issues with Karent over white wine sangria. Alexia is still upset over the confrontation at the Venue party and does not think that Karent fits in with the group. There must be something more to the story between Alexia and Karent for her to have this much venom for her. Marysol says that Karent reminds her of a clown that she had nightmares about as a child. They both think that she is a celebrity-stalker and does not ‘know her place.’ The article that came out brought the issues to the surface and now the ladies are angry. Alexia says that Joanna and Lisa are on Karent’s side only because they do not know her well enough yet, but that they will soon understand. On a side note, Alexia is wearing the most awesome 1980s tribute outfit of cropped floral stretch pants and a white cable-knit tank.
Joanna and the Faux Fur Bikini
“You’re gonna get in a lot of trouble with the feminists.” – Marta
Joanna is preparing for her third PETA anti-fur photo campaign at Lisa’s home. She talks about wanting to do a controversial campaign as the crotch of her bikini is getting stuffed full of faux fur. The slogan is: “Grow Your Own Fur Let the Animals Keep Theirs.” Joanna goofs around for the photographer with different merkin styles. She is very outspoken about her animal rights activism and slams celebrities that only attach their name to a charity.
Lea and RJ Welcome Dad Home
“Tell daddy how much we missed him.” – Lea
Lea and her son RJ decorate their house to welcome home her husband Roy. I believe this is the first time that we see the three of them together. Criminal defense attorney Roy is returning home after losing a big case. Lea says that this is the first time she and RJ did not follow Roy to where the trial was being held. It was the longest they had been apart in 20 years. They discuss the trial over the most delicious looking fresh fruit tart.
(Note from NMD – Roy is coming home from the John Goodman trial in Palm Beach and takes the time to bash the judge, lawyers, media, etc. a continuation of the bashing he did during the controversial trial. Read about the trial and Roy here.)
Lisa Looks Frazzled
“To the naked eye, it might appear as though we are running a brothel.” – Lisa
Lisa is scrambling around the day of the lingerie party making last minute arrangements. It is very important to her that she impress everyone, specifically Lea, with the charity event. Lenny tells her that she is not used to work and she agrees with a smile. Lisa is quickly becoming the darling of the Miami cast. Her attitude is great and she always seems to want to make everyone happy.
Karent and Joanna Go Gown Shopping
“Pure jealousy!” – Joanna
Joanna takes Karent to Claudio Milano to go gown shopping for the Blacks’ Annual Gala. (The average price of a Claudio Milano dress is $10,000!) While trying on beautiful, sparkly gowns, Joanna brings up the final gala meeting with the ladies. Joanna tells her what the ladies said and that she makes her own decisions based on her relationship with Karent and not their opinions. Karent is frustrated and believes that the ladies are picking on her for no reason. They discuss the article that came out and Karent says that her comments were taken out of context and manipulated. Being a celebrity, Joanna says she understands that you cannot always believe what you read about people. She tells Karent that she has her back.
Adrianna and Ana Shop for Lingerie
“You’re Brazilian…you’re born psychologically naked.” – Ana
Adrianna, Ana, and Ana’s daughters Beba and Kati are shopping for lingerie for Lisa’s charity event. Ana is not excited about wearing lingerie in front of hundreds of people. Beba and Kati tell their mom that her time for lingerie parties has come and gone. Adrianna models a white, lacy, hooded outfit for the girls and Ana admires her confidence. They discuss the article that Karent put out and Ana asks Adrianna if she is going to confront her. Adrianna says yes and Ana worries that it is going to end badly.
The Obligatory Mid-Commercial Fake Out
“I think I wanna be Kim Kardashian for Halloween.” – Marta
There is video footage of Joanna protesting in front of the Kardashian’s store because they sell fur. Joanna and Marta are playing around and making fun of Kim Kardashian. Joanna says that if she ever saw Kim, she would tell her what a disgusting person she is.
Marta’s Rough Life
“I don’t wanna leave…I love it so much.” – Marta
Marta is adjusting well to life at Lisa’s house. (Is it just me, or is Marta a total freeloader?) Lisa seems concerned that Marta has no direction and is living out one long vacation. While Lisa is prepping for the lingerie party, Marta is lounging by the pool with a glass of champagne, chatting with Lisa’s friends.
Marysol and Mama Elsa Compare Lingerie
“Sit? I’m going to be laying down when I die forever. Let me enjoy myself.” – Mama Elsa
Marysol visits Mama Elsa on her way to the lingerie party. Mama Elsa is drunk and shows Marysol what she would be wearing if she went to the party – a lovely feather fascinator and lacy fan. Mama Elsa jokes that Marysol won’t let her go to the party because she would steal the show. Knowing that Joanna is going to be at the party, it is a bold move for Marysol to wear a fur vest over her nightgown.
Lisa and the Lingerie Party: Part I
“It’s not like I went and ordered someone to slay an ostrich and bring me a jacket.” – Marysol
Lisa and Lenny are dressing for the party and Lenny is having a melt down because preparations are happening later than they should. He is pacing back and forth and back and forth driving Lisa crazy. Cut to a montage of scantily clad ladies and exposed backsides. The party is in full swing. Romain and Joanna are slow dancing and Karent is practically perched on her shoulder like a parrot. It looks very awkward.
Lea shows up in a black bustier and slacks with James (Miss Elaine) and Joe Francis, creator of “Girls Gone Wild.” Joanna spots Joe Francis and expresses her disgust. Apparently she knows him from years ago. In comes Marysol and her fur vest and Joanna is horrified. Karent swoops over to Marysol and chastises her for wearing fur around Joanna. (Seriously? I am starting to see a glimpse into what Alexia and Adrianna are talking about.) Karent tells her that she is sure she didn’t wear the fur to hurt Joanna’s feelings and Marysol looks at her like she is insane.
Joe Francis takes the opportunity to tell the ladies that he was the one who got Joanna on TV and that he slept with her and Marta. Karent drags Joe Francis over to Joanna and Romain and tells them Joe said he slept with her and Marta. (It’s official. Everything that Adrianna and Alexia said about Karent is right!) What an obnoxious thing to do. Joanna and Joe start yelling at each other and Lea breaks them up trying to keep the peace at Lisa’s party.
Marta confesses to Joanna that she did sleep with Joe. The rest of the group goes inside and rightfully blames Karent for stirring the pot. Even Lisa joins them in saying that it was Karent’s fault. The party continues in a special episode this Sunday. We get to see Adrianna slap Joanna and Miss Elaine toss a party guest into the pool. Yippie!
Saturday Night Lineup, October 27 (New Listings) by BB
7:30PM EST – World Series (San Francisco at Detroit) (Fox)
8PM EST – 48 Hours Hard Evidence (TLC)
9PM EST – Parking Wars (A&E); The Dark (Discovery); Bayou Billionaires (CMT); My Wedding David Tutera (WE); Celebrity Ghost Stories (Biography)
10PM EST – 48 Hours (CBS); Billy the Exterminator (TLC); Redneck Rehab (CMT); Iyanla Fix My Life (OWN); Doomsday Preppers (NatGeo); Deadly Affairs (ID); Celebrity Ghost Stories (Biography); Untold Stories of the ER (Fit); Families Under Construction (DIY)
To all you East coasters – Stay safe and check in when you get a chance so we don’t worry about you!