News from the Reality World by NoMoreDrama
Tamra Barney says FU to Star News. Tamra took to Facebook to take on the magazine rag that had published unflattering photos of Tamra in a bikini. Tamra posted this statement:
“@star_news you are the reason woman feel horrible about themselves, low self esteem and have eating disorders. your recent article is juvenile and you make me sick! To take a three year old unflattering picture and post it in your current issue makes you look stupid (do your homework)! To make fun of the way a woman looks…… just makes you an asshole! Ladies always remember……. STRONG is the new SKINNY! No need to buy their latest issue here is a picture” (see below on left).
Then her next post said “FUCK YOU STAR MAGAZINE! @star_news” (with the photo on the right.) I’m not fan of Tamra’s – but I agree with her on this one. You go girl!!
Ashlee Holmes is interviewing some of the cast from Real Housewives of New Jersey for her Blog. Here’s the one with aunt Caroline. Some of the things you may not have known about the Manzos – Al Manzo sings – LOUD, all the time, Caroline is a big fan of GLEE, and the musician she’s listening to at the moment – Justin Beiber.
Gossip about Kim Zolciak’s reduced role on the Real Housewives of Atlanta isn’t stopping. Even though Kim has said she’ll be back next season and even though there has been news on a second season spin-off for Kim, we’re supposed to believe that she was canned from the show because of a big blow-out with producers over her not wanting to go on the required field/drama inducing trip. According to US Weekly sources: “Kim has a total blowout with production over brunch in an upcoming episode (shot in June). Bailey invites the women to Anguilla to witness her wedding vow renewal with husband Peter Thomas. Zolciak, then 7 months pregnant, and unable to travel, has words with production, and the discussion escalates into a full-scale argument. Kim was furious and her storyline is phased out.” As BB pointed out when she sent me this link, the strangest thing is this Vow Renewal ceremony of Peter and Cynthia. Didn’t they just get married?
Ongoing sniping from Angela Stanton at Phaedra Parks. According to this article Angela went on a twitter rant against Phaedra. Angela was the woman who penned the e-book with strong allegations of against Phaedra. Since then Phaedra has been fighting the allegations, and Angela has been forced to backpedal according to this Reality Tea article. Amazon still has the book for sale on their website. It’s called: “Lies of a Real Housewife: Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil.”
Dancing with the Stars is heading into the Michael Jackson tribute show. Shawn Johnson tweeted these photos taken with partner Derek Hough, asking followers to guess what song they are dancing to tomorrow.
This one is from Melissa Rycroft – “Channeling the inner cave man” (Melissa and Toni Dovolani)
No dancing photos from Kelly, Emmit, or Apolo. I believe it is another double elimination week, and then they’ll be down to three.
Back to Tehrangeles: Land of Diamond Water, Knife Collections and Shahs By: Ana
I am excited to blog for you Season 2 of the now infamous Shah’s of Sunset. The show chronicles the lives of a group of crazy (and wealthy) Iranian-Americans Persians living in Los Angeles. This is my first time blogging, so I hope you’ll enjoy with me the wild ride I expect Season 2 to provide for us. Here’s a preview of the Season 2 cast:
Mustache Aficionado/Gay/ MJ’s BFF/ Hilarious/Favorite Cast Member
Where do I begin for Reza? Luv him, especially his YouTube videos called Reza Rants, which I highly recommend you watch. Through all the fun times we had watching Reza during Season 1, we also saw his family struggle. As one of the few openly gay Persians in the community, he’s had to contend with a lot of prejudices. Aside from that, he’s also had to deal with his father’s abandonment. He had a powerful on camera reunion and confrontation with his father-which was intense to say the least. This season, he apparently continues to re-build his relationship with his father and is having a “full-blown self-proclaimed ‘gaylife crisis’” that threatens his current relationship. Best line from the preview: “Who live like dis?!” (That’s what I understood from the preview…could be Farsi…not sure)
Asa Soltan Rahmati
Artist/Rapper/Singer/Persian Pop Priestess/Diamond Water Drinker/HippieBohemian
Interesting is the word that best describes Asa. During Season 1, when we were initially introduced to her she really didn’t seem to fit in with the rest of the cast. However, as the season progressed we saw how kind and feisty she could be, but also incredibly talented as an artist. She is also the creator of Diamond Water, which is water “infused” with diamonds. As an up and coming rapper/singer, she introduced us to two of her songs: Diamond Water and Tehrangeles (I like this one). At the age of 7, Asa (and her family) fled Iran due to the Revolution, moved to Germany where she lived for another 7 years, and then ended up in Beverly Hills. She peaks 4 languages and per Bravo she prides herself “on living the Modern Persian gypsy bohemian lifestyle”. This season, the financial crisis apparently reaches Beverly Hills and Asa (although I doubt she will face the same hardships us 99%ers do). From the previews she seems to still have issues with GG and utters one of my favorite one-liners: “You’re a toothpick with a wig on.”
Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi
Unemployed/Daddy’s Girl/Knife Collector/Angry Persian/Dislikes Ants & Ugly People/ Shop-a-holic/Persian Princess
Season one introduced us to GG, who did not work, mooched off her parents, shopped and was waiting for the right guy to come along and take care of her. She also had (and from preview still has) massive anger issues and tends to inappropriately explode over trivial things that she perceives as being “disrespectful” to her. She also seemed really interested in her Co-Star Mike, whom was very clear in his disinterest in dating her (he also dated her sister in high school…so dating would be awkward to say the least). Season 2 brings big changes for GG, for starters a job! Ok, sort-of changes…she’s starting a business with her sister, which is the closest thing to a job she’s had (aside from being a Bravolebrity). Other than that, everything seems to remain the same GG land: she’s still looking for the right guy who will take care of her; expanding her knife collection and having explosive temper tantrums. Reza best describes her ticking-bomb temper in the preview: a “venomous pet snake” that “eventually will get you.” Best line from preview (and scariest): “I would love to cut your face with a knife right now.”
Mercedes “MJ” Javid
Hot Mess I’d love to party with/Mother of 2 lil dogs/ Reza’s BFF/Her Mother is Crazy
MJ likes to ‘work hard and play hard.’ She gets along with pretty much everyone, especially BFF Reza (they got colonics together- which sets the bar for BFFhood much higher). Season one poor MJ had to deal with her emotionally abusive mother Vida (IMO), a bad blind date, an unflattering wardrobe (IMO), mean girl moments and see-through clothing. Through it all she showed us what a good friend she was to Reza and what an unfortunate drunk looks like. Per Bravo, for Season 2 she decides to go on the hunt for love and “struggles to find out who she really is and what she really wants from her friends, from her work, and her family.” In the previews it seems Asa insinuates MJ is a “pill popper” (ambient is mentioned). She also appears to have a tiff with Reza. Hopefully it’s untrue and we’ll have no rehab or BFF break-up stories from this bunch! Best line from preview: “you’re burning my eyeballs” – said while running around in a black one piece bathing suit with a severe wedgie…that’s my girl MJ!
Kim Kardashianesque/Model/Lawyer/New to the Cast/Another Persian Princess/Serial Bathroom Picture Snapper
Initially, I thought (and crossed my fingers) for ‘friend of cast’ Anita Gohari to have joined the cast, but it was not to be…so enter Lilly. Per her Bravo biography, she’s a “hot Persian Barbie from Texas who passed the bar exam but has no desire to be an attorney” and instead “moved to Los Angeles and started a line of provocative bikinis inspired by lingerie.” Her bikini line is called “Have Faith Swimgerie” and per her site (& twitter) she will also begin selling fake eyelashes called “Lilly Lashes” in December 2012. (On a side note: saw her bikinis and they literally are like wearing your lingerie to the beach, not my cup o’ tea but to each its own) Also per her Bravo bio, she has an “on-and-off boyfriend of 10 years”. She’s new and didn’t get much time in the preview so we’ll have to watch to find her crazy! Best line from preview: “heels can’t get big enough, boobs can’t be big enough.”
Realtor/Self-proclaimed Playboy/Former Vegas Resident/Momma’s boy/Situation-like Abs
Mike was heavily courted by GG in season one, but as mentioned previously he had no interest. None. In season one, Mike had just moved back home from Vegas, having lost everything during the market crash, and was rebuilding his career and personal wealth. He seemed to tie in his professional success with his self-worth and was having a hard time not being top dog in Real Estate. There’s not much else to dish about him- he’s just a nice Jewish guy. Per Bravo, for season two he has a serious love interest, but “[t]here’s only one problem…the fact that she isn’t Jewish threatens to derail their relationship before it can start.” Best line from preview: “I’m you Persian Daddy right now.”
You can catch the preview on Bravo’s site! Show premiers December 2 at 10/9c. Can’t wait!
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Cast Blogs – by Stars99
Brandi started her blog saying that this episode was “sweet and airy”… well, yeah, except that you felt so uncomfortable you needed to flee for your life from a 4 year old’s birthday party. But congratulations on actually wearing clothes to the party! I know clothes can be danged confining. Brandi goes on to say:
“When Kyle and Adrienne were shopping together I was confused as to why Kyle didn’t just say to Adrienne’s face what she said in her confessional about Lisa not owing Adrienne an apology. I know that Kyle likes and can deal with confrontation so I am a bit amiss on why she didn’t speak up right then and there. I am not sure what Adrienne thinks she is owed an apology for in the first place.”
Silly Brandi, you should know by now that most Bravo housewives operate by nodding in agreement to everything in person while saving their real opinions for their catty talking head interviews.
“I thought it was nice of Paul and Mauricio to participate in Taylor’s charity, although I think what might have gone a bit further would have to been to just donate the money spent on the private jet towards the cause.”
Lol… you’re just saying what we all were thinking… I wonder how much it costs to use the Maloof’s private jet (I’m guessing) to fly to Sacramento and back? And while I know they were probably trying to give the charity airtime this season – this charity conducts multiple events in California. Perhaps you could participate when it comes somewhere closer – like Los Angeles, perhaps?
“When Taylor arrived seemingly drunk to a four years birthday party I had a good idea that s— was gonna go down. So after hearing some of the things she was starting to talk about and also seeing her passive aggressively ignore me as she spoke to both of people sitting on either side of me, I decided to get gone.”
Exit, stage left! Seems like appropriate strategy to me… especially since you indicated you were feeling weird about how you got invited. Who wants to potentially spoil a child’s birthday party? Kyle should be ashamed of herself that she attempted to pressure you into staying. Clearly, she chose potential Bravo drama over the wonderfulness of her daughter’s birthday party. History demonstrates this group of “adults” can’t be trusted to behave as well as adorable Portia and her friends. Their conversation after you left only confirmed you were right in your decision. It was Portia’s day! Brandi goes on to talk about Yolanda and specifically, how she is a great mother. Obviously, if there were any awkward feelings from Brandi and Yolanda’s initial meeting they’ve long since been settled. She pays one of the highest compliments to a mom, when she describes Yolanda’s kids as, “the most wonderful, well rounded, un-entitled sweet children.” Wow… that’s quite an observation considering the affluent environment in which they were raised.
“…Portia’s birthday fell on the same weekend that my children and I had planned to spend our very first weekend together in over a year in (OUR NEW HOME!). Last year I had moved in with Ken and my children did not want to come to his house. So coming home from post-rehab living at the BH Hotel, and then finding a home, mean it’s been well over a year since we’ve had a place to call our own… When Portia’s birthday came up last minute I found myself up against the wall, but thought I would leave it up to my kids. It did not surprise me when they didn’t want to go!”
Kyle shouldn’t have tried to guilt you or your kids into attending. It is somewhat telling that your kids ended up not wanting to attend… Could it be that they’re not especially happy about the way Kyle has treated you? Or perhaps they just wanted to keep to themselves that weekend? Maybe it’s because as you said in your previous blog – that family members haven’t always shown up to their special functions? Who knows? Kim goes on to say that she didn’t want to confirm to Kyle whether or not she was going to go in the first place only because she didn’t want to be in the position of saying she would attend and then not being able to show up at the last minute. Kim just couldn’t win at that point… but she flipped it around and dropped into the party for a while and then was able to go back home to be with her kids for the rest of the weekend. It was the best of both worlds!
“This week is probably the last episode that is drama free! We start out with Adrienne and I shopping for Portia’s birthday. The argument between Lisa and Adrienne had been dragging on for months! Every time it was brought up Adrienne would say that the phone works both ways. I told Adrienne not to hold her breathe for an apology from Lisa, because Adrienne an apology in this argument, Adrienne does. If Adrienne was going to wait for an apology from Lisa, then there was never going to be an end to this argument.”
It must have been too hard for Kyle to actually put into writing that she actually thinks Adrienne is the one who owes Lisa an apology – because the wording in her sentence is very, very creative. Or perhaps it’s shrewdly worded that way so it can’t be held against her in a court of law. Of course we know she doesn’t have the nerve to tell Adrienne her real feelings to her face – she saves it for her talking head interviews. Kyle goes on to talk about how beautiful Yolanda’s daughter is… but unlike some of the other cast mates in their blogs – she doesn’t say anything specifically nice about Yolanda. Perhaps the “team” lines have already been drawn. She does say that she’s glad that Taylor is doing better and that she’s moving on in her life. She “loved” that Paul and Mauricio supported Taylor and the charity event. High heels aren’t Mauricio’s thing – and it seems like Kyle is glad… or relieved… or something. Kyle gets points for giving the green light for Mauricio to go to the event at all… I’m not sure I would have. Unfortunately, I would have wanted my husband to help me get the party started. Lolol. There are plenty of other weekends for charity events.
“In between laughing at the guys, I couldn’t help but feel sad watching Paul and Adrienne. I wish so much they could have stayed together and worked things out. I imagine it must be hard for them to watch too.”
Yeah, I can’t imagine what it would be like to see your marriage unravel on TV. However, I do think that Adrienne and Paul were “separated” long before divorce proceedings were initiated. Not sure if they would have ever been able to “work things out” without one or both of them getting a personality transplant.
“Portia was so excited about her birthday! She had been asking me if there would be unicorns at her party. I had asked Glenn Schneider, who helps me with my parties, if we could get some small white ponies “dressed” like unicorns. When small brown HORSES showed up I was a bit disenchanted! We had a good laugh about that. Small brown horses with paper hats. Hmmm. . .”
Portia is adorable. I’m sure she would have been fine with unicorns being any number of colors – she just wanted to have fun, no? Or perhaps they could have been the unicorns’ magical cousins… It’s all about the spin. Kyle goes on to say that she purposefully invited all the housewives to the party despite the various wars that were raging between them… ummm… bologna! The ONLY reason you invited Brandi to the party was because she HAPPENED to be on speakerphone when you and Portia called to invite Lisa. Kyle, the “busted” look on your face told us that in fact, you were NOT intending to invite Brandi. Kyle goes on and spews more bologna that she knew that no one would have “made a scene at a child’s party.” Hello? Have you MET your cast mates… or better yet… Have you met yourself? You’re right, mature people would not cause a scene at a child’s party. However, adults acting like children would run around to each other showing personal phone texts while laughing at the sender behind their back and venomously perpetuating rumors and lies their other drunken friend creates.
“I offered to arrange a meeting because I just didn’t see anything indicating them moving forward. These arguments really do affect our entire group. If you choose a side, you can basically say goodbye to the friend you didn’t side with. If you try to stay neutral, you can lose both because you DIDN’T choose a side. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. I was really happy Kim decided to come to Portia’s party. Like I expressed in my last blog, it’s very important to me that Portia has her aunts and cousins around. I want her to have what my other children had growing up. We have always been a tight family and I don’t want Portia to miss out on that because she is so much younger than the others.”
Neutral? You really think you’re neutral? Wow. However, I do believe you got the memo from Bravo on the importance of creating drama… and you wanted to do so at Portia’s party. When that didn’t work – you wanted to throw a dinner designed to provide nothing but drama at your house just so you could be in the middle of the action. If you sincerely cared at all that Adrienne and Lisa’s relationship be repaired – you would have facilitated it well before this season ever started filming. And while you might have been happy that Kim attended the party – the actual first words out of your mouth were not, “Kim, I’m so glad you could make it! Portia will be thrilled!”… Instead, it was that ever present accusatory finger of disappointment that immediately chided Kim about her kids not showing up. Kyle, I’m not a drinker… but man, having a wolf in sheep’s clothing as a sister could propel a girl to reach for the hard stuff – like Diet Coke – with caffeine.
“After watching this week’s episode, I found it a little difficult to understand Kyle’s position. We commence the episode with Adrienne and her shopping. In her interview she said, “Lisa doesn’t owe Adrienne an apology,” but to her face she told Adrienne not to hold her breath. Confusing to say the least.”
Awww, Lisa, you must know by now that Kyle’s the queen of saying one thing to your face and another during the talking head interview. Lisa goes on to say that she can fight her own fights – that no one has to do it for her. That includes deciding the how and the when for confronting Adrienne about their issues. She knew that if she and Adrienne had their confrontation at Portia’s party that it wouldn’t have gone well. She didn’t want any kind of altercation to happen during the party. Even Lisa has more respect for Portia than Portia’s own mom. Lisa consciously decided not to change a conveniently prearranged meeting and therefore her quick departure from the party resulted in the avoidance of potential yuckiness.
“I immediately fell in love with the llama and I knew Kyle, like me who always loves a good laugh, would be party to taking him for a little trot through the house. . .”
This was my favorite part of the whole episode, hands down! Lisa, I would be careful, though – of a delivery truck that shows up with an elephant in it. She goes on to sing the praise of Yolanda’s parenting skills. She explains that the kind of relationship that Yolanda has with her daughter reminds her of her own relationship with Pandora.
“I didn’t like witnessing the slurring jabs at Brandi by Taylor and I think when Taylor sees it she will probably feel the same. Brandi made a flippant remark at Villa Blanca which she is now paying dearly for. Doesn’t she realize that anything you say will be taken down and ultimately used against you!?!”
Yes, when your name is “Brandi” or “Lisa” your even the most innocent flippant remarks will be used against you again, and again, and again… or better yet, the remarks will be twisted around so they’ll end up meaning something completely different than the original intent… and then the others will relish the opportunity to run them into the ground and stomp on them – likely with a Maloof hoof…
“I was happy to have friends over to the house for dinner. At times I feel quite lonely in my home and getting back to socializing was a step in the right direction. I so appreciated Mauricio and Paul’s willingness to participate in the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes campaign in Sacramento. Domestic abuse is such a heavy topic and this campaign does a wonderful job of spreading the message but does so in an environment of light-hearted fun. Having men support the cause is critical to changing behaviors and setting a positive example for other men to follow.”
Domestic abuse IS a heavy topic… although if I were an alleged victim of it… I can’t imagine describing it merely as a “topic.” Investing time and energy into worthy causes is always a good investment. “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” seems to be a worthy charity – since it seeks to involve men to be an active part of the solution in ending sexualized violence – but this charity was already showcased in the Real Housewives of Atlanta a few seasons ago. Bravo, can’t you pick a different charity to film? There are so many great organizations in the Los Angeles area that are desperately in need of funding in order to continue providing direct services to the victims of domestic violence and their children. They could have really used the airtime. They’re in your back yard. You wouldn’t have needed a jet to get to one of their fundraisers – they happen all the time.
“There were many strong personalities present that day and certainly bad vibes between some of us. My relationship with Brandi became strained during the reunion last year and it has created tension that is in need of resolution. I find it unbelievable that she behaves as if she is anxious about seeing me. She stared this and I have tried to move on since the reunion. I saw her at Sur one evening and suggested we move past our differences, she was unwilling and unkind for that matter. I have more important things to deal with at this point in the season. I have unresolved feelings about a couple of other people in our group that need to be addressed first and my conflict-avoiding personality can only handle one situation at a time. But we will get to that one soon enough.”
Your relationship with Brandi became strained LONG before the reunion last year. Or is this just you rewriting history again? You find it unbelievable that she’s anxious to see you… really? Did you actually watch how you were nastily talking about her behind her back and how you continued the litany of lies that you began to weave long ago? Brandi’s not afraid of you – don’t give yourself more credit than you deserve. Brandi just didn’t want to have any part of potentially destroying Portia’s birthday party.
“I am not proud of my behavior in the upcoming week and I certainly have regrets. It’s all part of my process at the time, good days and bad. Good behavior and not good at all. Stay tuned and until then, kisses from the 90210.”
Wait… are you saying that you actually behave WORSE next week? Worse than being drunk at a child’s birthday party? Wow.
Yolanda H. Foster
“I must say that I don’t understand why Kyle keeps going in circles around Lisa and Adrienne. She has so many opportunities to tell Adrienne that she owes Lisa an apology but she doesn’t. She just chooses to avoid the confrontation and so it’s hard to understand whose side she is really on. Lisa is smart as always, choosing to leave early rather than deal with this issue at a children’s birthday party.”
Wow, for a newbie – you have Kyle’s number.
“Looking at this episode, I really cracked myself up because I look like a complete control freak (which by the way I am). As you can tell, my Gigi isn’t too thrilled to have us at her photo shoot. What you don’t see are the fun and sweet moments so I resemble this annoying stage mother that I am most definitely not.”
While it seems that you’ve received some positive feedback from some of your cast mates – you’re going to have to work really hard to get viewers to get behind you. You made some really harsh statements to your daughter about her dietary habits – and one “holy cow did she really just say that?” statement that encouraged her makeup to be applied to round out her eyes so she didn’t look a certain way. I’m not even going to say what you said – your word choice was offensive. We don’t know you yet. You’ve lost many on that one statement alone. Good luck on getting us back.
“I think Brandi made the right move in this episode when she chose to leave out of respect for Portia. The fact that Taylor doesn’t even acknowledge her in front of all the girls is just so rude and disrespectful. I am not surprised by the fact that Taylor pretends she likes me. As the season progresses, you will see her attitude towards me is far from nice and her explanation for her behavior is even more disappointing. She is clearly trying to get the girls to gang up against Brandi but like I said last week, Brandi’s statement was harmless. It was Brandi being Brandi. . .she might not have a filter but she is direct, honest, and speaks straight from the heart, which seems to be a rarity in this group.”
At least you’re calling it as you see it – you’re not mincing words. It seems like you’re direct and to the point. I like that you understand it that Brandi was just being Brandi.
Real Housewives of Miami Cast Blogs by IDon’tBelieveinUnicorns
The women and I were invited to a luncheon and fashion show at Lisa Pliner’s home to see her new line of shoes. When I greeted Elaine, I felt her aggression. I knew something was about to go down. I felt that the one thing she had on her mind was to confront Marysol, believing that she tried to get her UN-hired as Lisa Pliner’s MC.
I disagreed with Elaine’s approach completely. It was the wrong time, wrong place, and wrong attitude. She looked like a “thug in a cocktail dress.” I understand she was angry, but the pointing, tone of voice, and the chasing made the guests uncomfortable. Although Elaine is dressed as a woman, she/he is still a man. This issue should have been addressed after the event and in private.
In private? What fun would that be? This mess started over two years ago. Dollars to donuts they waited for the cameras to bring it to this level.
Karent graciously invited all the women to Thomas Kramer’s home to host a dinner party. Anyone who knows Thomas understands how big his personality is and understands what to expect. I enjoy his unique sense of humor and find him entertaining. He sometimes comes across as inappropriate but doesn’t mean any harm; that’s just how he is. I felt Joanna and Ana overreacted to Thomas’ comments. I know he was not trying to be malicious. I have been the butt of his jokes in the past, and I simply laugh it off or give it back to him in joking manner.
Karent made such a big deal about Marysol disrespecting Joanna by wearing “fur” to Lisa’s event yet she thinks nothing of inviting her to a man’s home filled with stuffed animals. It’s no wonder parties at his house often turn into a circus. I don’t know what’s creepier, TK’s “home,” TK himself or the fact that everyone seems to worship the man.
Lea then jumps into a conversation Marysol was having to defend James. And now almost all of us were in a bad mood and arguing. I can’t blame Thomas for getting so angry. I lost it at my lingerie event also when my guests were behaving poorly. The problem is these women pick the most inappropriate place to start this nonsense.
Someone being thrown into a pool and ruining the dj equipment is a bit different than people simply talking amongst themselves. The only one who raised their voice was TK himself.
I did my best to calm everyone down — something I am good at. Thankfully I managed to get Joanna to come back to the dinner. I think she realized Thomas was simply joking earlier. I really wanted everyone who remained to end the night on a good note, so I decided to make an ass out of myself and work the pole to change the mood. I think I succeeded. I don’t think Thomas Kramer had a problem with it, why else would someone install stripper poles on their dining room table?
Work the pole or walk the pole?
By now you have met the fabulous Lauren Foster, who accompanied me to the Lisa Pliner luncheon. Lisa approached Lauren to donate items for her event gift bag from the Miami Institute where Lauren is employed, as well as invited her to attend. We were excited to go to the luncheon and I was looking forward to seeing many of the Miami ladies I socialize with on a regular basis. When I saw the episode and heard what Lisa said, I was in shock! I had a very different conversation with her which was via text message. Lisa had asked me on several occasions if I had recommendations for staging and catering that would be interested in donating their products and services. Since I don’t rent out furniture or own staging equipment, I couldn’t help her with that request. Philippe, my husband at the time, owns a catering business but he was in France for several months because his grandmother had passed, so I could not offer his catering services. Someone told me that Elaine was hosting the event and that usual dread came over me that I get when I know I am going to run into him. I asked Lisa if she had hired him to host via text, she responded “Maybe because.” I wasn’t quite sure what she meant and I responded “? why?” I didn’t understand what she meant so I said “? why?” meaning “What? Because why?” She answered that if Elaine was charging she would not going to use him, so I offered recommendations just as I had with the other elements of her event. She mentioned two separate times that she did not want to use him if he was going to charge her.
Just a misunderstanding? Why not explain this to him/her and be done with it?
Dinner at Thomas Kramer’s, what can I say, another night of insults and people being thrown out. It is sad to admit, but this dinner scene was one I had witnessed pretty much every time I had been to his house for a gathering over the last 18 years. It was difficult for Ana to understand why I would not say something to Thomas for the way he spoke to her, but my actions (leaving the dinner with her) spoke louder than any words I could have uttered at that moment. I knew too well how any comments I could have made on her behalf would have escalated his anger.
Okay, that’s just odd. I can’t even imagine what TK puts in the drinks to keep people coming back for more.
Since I had left with Ana, I did not witness the vulgarity of Thomas’ tone with my mother. I had seen him behave this way with countless people over the years, but never with my mother. I have never spoken to Thomas again after that dinner party and I really do not see myself getting over his behavior towards my mother and friend. Mom was not surprised by the way Thomas spoke to her because she too had seen him act this way before over the years. I think we both have grown too old and tired to put up with that kind of behavior anymore.
Well it was bound to hit home sooner or later. Eighteen years is a long time to keep looking the other way.
I have never judged a man by the size of his wallet. What’s more, there is rarely a correlation between one’s bank account and one’s contribution to this planet. I am afraid for those who believe there is. I am humored by those who claim to have standards and a code of behavior and then flounder all over the place seeking acceptance (and perhaps a potential defendant) by trying to provide the popular opinion. You’re not irreverent and clever by being loud and overbearing; you are just loud and overbearing.
We all know that money doesn’t buy you class. But in some cases it obviously buys blind admirers. Maybe there’s something in the water down there… or the $1000 wine
Viewers are smarter than people give them credit for. They see through the false adulation, the contrived friendships, and the faux wisdom. People know the difference between those of us who have “done the work,” and those of us who are just pimping silly wares for the sake of vanity in an embarrassingly amateurish “Trumpesque” manner.
That’s just the beginning of what it is we see through. Ana herself is smart in many ways… and she obviously didn’t drink the Kramer koolaid.
A quick google search of our illustrious dinner host will reveal all the reasons why no one should willingly socialize with him. I only wish I had done the research sooner. A quick perusal of a self-created and self-promoted pilot shows Mr. Kramer proudly stating “Marriage is for people who can’t afford a housekeeper or a prostitute” and his daughter Joya sharing that her father is “attention-seeking, pathetic, and embarrassing” and “hosts pimp and swinger parties”. Did someone call this man “gracious”?
I understood the likes of Kim Zolciak associating with this man, but the Blacks? Then again Lea is friends with Joe Francis too so her standards are questionable.
The Thomas Kramer (TK) dinner party started out fun — loves, hugs, kisses, and more — then went downhill quickly with confrontation and fights.
Was I upset Elsa “shushed” me? No. Did TK overreact a bit? Ya think? And in Elsa style, she stood her ground. Good for her. After a 20-year friendship, should anyone be surprised there was some family feuding?
At least when I got “shushed,” I didn’t take on the diva role, make the dinner party about me and frump out of the room in a noisy huff.
Apples and oranges Lea. Really.
This Elaine-Marysol thing could have all been avoided if Marysol were ever up for an adult conversation — confrontation instead of always running away causing things to boil over. And of course if she didn’t continue to interfere with the diva’s red carpet of life. Joanna made a good point — Marysol backstabbed Elaine and this time she got caught. Oh and Marysol never misses an opportunity to blame me for the problems she brings on herself.
Lea is just getting started.
And of course, more “Karentland” bashing by Ana. Always so gratuitous with her uncalled for malicious gossip. Relevance, anyone? And she pointed out Karent “won’t hang out with just anyone, only people that bring her attention,” as she continues to bad mouth TK while entering his home and drinking his $1,000 a bottle wine and eating his home cooked gourmet meal. And she was so “offended” by his asking us all to change the subject and have a good time. I’m trying to distinguish between being judgmental about a dinner party where adults speak about problems and conflict versus a dinner table where families talk about “a— sex” and “com— on girls” and “barbeque on p—-s.” I’m just glad TK didn’t mention “wiping his —,” “picking his nose,” and “someone’s v—–” before preparing the meal. Confused anyone? Real outrage or phony outrage?
But Karent makes it so easy to bash her. I don’t think Ana is as impressed with expensive wine as Lea obviously is and she can cook her own gourmet meal. Also, TK didn’t “ask” any of them anything, he demanded it… rudely.
It’s nice to know that Joanna and Adriana are mending fences and we can all go to Bimini together and “bond” (do we really want to, LOL?). Too bad Marysol has to hold a grudge and “never” mend a fence with Elaine. Stubborn, anyone? And who should be forgiving who anyway? Did Marysol mention “twisting stories”?
This is getting really old. Lea has obviously made something that’s between Marysol and James/Elaine a problem with Marysol and herself. If anyone was perpetrating the drama at TK’s it was Lea. Why did she get a pass?
But all’s well that ends well. Leave it to a glamorous bombshell to dance on the table of a “misogyny and sexism” host who had the best of intentions and just likes to laugh and have a good time –- well that is until the guests start feuding, fighting, and insulting the host and other guests. Sounds like a typical South Beach dinner party to me. Fine wine, eclectic group of guests, fabulous food, tits, ass, fights and pole dancing. Who wouldn’t want to be at this Star Island dinner party?
It’s not exclusive to South Beach. Could be in the many places real housewife dinners takes place. $1000 wine doesn’t seem worth it to me.
Sunday Night Lineup, November 18th by BB
8PM – The Amazing Race (CBS, 8:30); The First Family (CW); NFL Football: Ravens/Steelers (NBC); American Music Awards (ABC); The Simpsons/Bob’s Burgers (Fox); Mythbusters (Discovery); Dateline on E! (E!); Oprah’s Favorite Things 2012 (OWN); Rehab with Dr. Drew (VH-1); Cupcake Wars (Food); 48 Hours on ID (ID); Big Rich Texas (Style)
9PM – Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo); The Walking Dead (AMC); The Good Wife (CBS, 9:30); Mr. Box Office (CW); Family Guy/American Dad (Fox); Sister Wives (TLC); Boardwalk Empire (HBO); Dexter (Show); Megastorm (Discovery); Superstorm 2012 (History); Extreme Yachts (Trvl); The Next Iron Chef: Redemption (Food); Drugs, Inc. (NatGeo); Sins and Secrets (ID); Snapped (Oxygen); Glam Fairy (Style)
10PM – The Mentalist (CBS, 10:30); House Hunters Renovation (HGTV); Breaking Amish (TLC); Treme (HBO); Breaking Magic (Discovery); Homeland (Show); Ice Loves Coco (E!); Married to the Army: Alaska (OWN); Extreme Yachts (Trvl); All-Star Family Cook-off (Food); Alaska State Troopers (NatGeo); Unusual Suspects (ID); Building Alaska (DIY);
11PM – Talking Dead (AMC); NO WWHL Scheduled