Tamra Barney says FU to Star Magazine / Shahs of Sunset Preview / Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Miami Cast Blogs Blogged

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.

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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:

Reza Farahan

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!

Lilly Ghalichi

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.”

Mike Shouhed

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!

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Cast Blogs – by Stars99

 Brandi Glanville

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.  

Kim Richards

“…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!

 Kyle Richards

“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.

Lisa Vanderpump

“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…

Taylor Armstrong

“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.

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Real Housewives of Miami Cast Blogs by IDon’tBelieveinUnicorns

Lisa Hochstein

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?

Marysol Patton

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.

Ana Quincoces

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.

Lea Black

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.

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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

About Veena (NMD)

Just a housewife ... who loves this place .... and loves to write ... You can reach me through this email: nomoredrama8@gmail.com. Lynn's Place is in tribute to Housewives blogger Lynn Hudson, who passed away in August of 2012.
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80 Responses to Tamra Barney says FU to Star Magazine / Shahs of Sunset Preview / Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Miami Cast Blogs Blogged

  1. Powell says:

    Good morning. I hope everyone had a great Saturday. Princess P I hope you had a great time at the party last night.

    • TexasTart says:

      Good morning, Powell. Hope everyone has a good Sunday. Hopefully Princess P will be inclined to share a little about her party last night!

  2. amalfi says:

    Tamra Barney to Star Magazine: “To make fun of the way a woman looks…… just makes you an asshole!”

    “Thanks for the reminder that you are an asshole.” – everyone whose looks you’ve ever made fun of on your little show.

    lol

    • Powell says:

      Right amalfi.

    • kitkat says:

      Didn’t she constantly bash the way Alexis’ breasts look, size, etc.? Also her nose? Didn’t she tell Alexis to her face that she needs a nose job? She’s such a phoney.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        Exactly. Why is it “ok” for her to make fun of people’s looks, but the magazine cannot?

        It’s not OK, Tamara Barney. It’s not ok when you DO IT, and it’s not OK when a magazine does it. You sure can dish it out, lady.

    • Vegas Chick says:

      Yep. Someone needs to remind Tamra about karma and how it works. Thing is that photo is of her from a few years ago so just own it. She could have chose a more positive way to respond and certainly left the asshole part of it out. #guttergirl

    • djprincessc says:

      Thats the VERY first thing that popped into my mind…didnt you make fun of not only Alexis looks but her religion ALL season??? Tamaras gonna be in for a BIG surprise when she gets hers.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        I guess calling someone J Jugs is nicer than calling someone fat?? Tamra is a hypocrite and just plain bitchy!!!

        • LaineyLainey says:

          ITA, She and Pleather are the reason I will not be watching again. Of course, I will be reading the blogs on RHOC here!! that’s why I can break up with the OC (because I’ll be “watching” it here). I will still be in the loop without the anxiety of watching all the mean that is Tam.

    • Orson says:

      You obviously don’t understand. Only assholes make fun of a woman’s looks unless it’s Tamra doing it. Then it’s just Tamra being honest. It’s a completely different situation.

  3. Good Morning Darlings! I was up early, early…then sat in my comfy reading chair and zzzzzzzzz! I never do that! Now I need a double burst of coffee to get going again. BUT, thankfully, there is this jam packed blog to get my energy to percolate again! Thanks NMD and all who contributed. My lagging energy appreciates you!

    Meanwhile, a new post “A Matter of Will” & all the goodies is up this morning. Enjoy!
    http://fromthedeskofmardrag.wordpress.com/

  4. Powell says:

    Ana I enjoyed Shahs last season and liked everyone except GG. But we shall see what S2 brings. I look forward to you blogging it.

  5. deadendlights says:

    Good Morning Everyone,

    I loved the blog recaps. It’s amazing how many people that post on the bravo blogs didn’t understand why Lisa and Brandi were calling Kyle out when she was just trying to stay neutral. If Kyle was really trying to stay neutral on the whole thing we wouldn’t know what she thought because she wouldn’t have spoken about it in her talking head. If she was going to say it in her interview knowing that Adrienne would see it she might as well have said it to her face.

    • deadendlights says:

      oops. That should have read:

      It’s amazing how many people that post on the bravo blogs didn’t understand why Lisa and Brandi were calling Kyle out when she was “just trying to stay neutral”.

  6. dickens says:

    So tired of Adrienne telling everyone that Lisa owes her an apology, especially when nobody knows what she deserves an apology for. Looking forward to their sit-down.

    Kim said, “When Portia’s birthday came up last minute…” Birthdays don’t come up last minute and doesn’t Kyle throw her a party every year?

    Kyle said, “We have always been a tight family.” – – – Not for the last three years anyway.

    Loved that Lisa called out Taylor’s “slurring jabs.” lol

    • deadendlights says:

      Dickens, you nailed it!

      It’s also driving me mad to hear Adrienne refer to Lisa as being petty and immature considering all of the incredibly petty and immature things Adrienne did at the reunion.

      • dickens says:

        Exactly!

      • Powell says:

        Yeah. Wah Pandora didn’t have her bachelorette at The Palms. Wah wah wah. We had to here about it for the rest of the season.

        • deadendlights says:

          Exactly. Then there was ‘Giggy’ calling Jackpot Crackpot and the Maloof Hoof versus the Vander Pump. I wonder if she’s still delusional enough to believe that she’s owed an apology for those things.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Adrienne doesn’t see things as they really are, does she?

      Does Kyle throw Portia a party every year? Regardless, she didn’t want to go to the child’s party this year. Obviously her children didn’t want to go either and Kim didn’t guilt them into going. Good for her. Kim did give in to Kyle. But then she is on the RH’s cast and probably felt a professional obligation to attend. I don’t remember seeing Kathy Hilton and Kathy Hilton’s daughters at Portia’s party. I wonder why no mention was made of that.

      I wonder if Traylor will have another behemoth party for her little girl this year.

      • Orson says:

        Kathy HIlton’s daughters will NEVER appear on RHBH unless Bravo is willing to pay them a substantial appearance fee. Kathy only appeared for the chance to promote her clothing line.

  7. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    I seriously see nothing wrong with Kyle wanting her sister at Portia’s party-its her niece-she should have just said yes and went. Kim is a giant pain in the ass-that is her own fault-not Kyle’s!!! Imagine inviting your sister to your child’s party and having her say-no thanks I don’t want to come and neither do my kids?? That is just wrong…and mean!! Kim should have never signed on for another season-she is totally out of sorts and does not need to be on TV.

    • dickens says:

      Good points, Jill. Who wouldn’t want to attend their niece’s 4th birthday party?

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        I feel like Kim makes such a big deal out of nothing-just go to the arty and shut up already!! Its so stupid to even talk about. I dont understand her at all.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      She did show up. Kyle seemed relatively happy about seeing her there.

      I CAN imagine the scenario you described, having your sister not show up or not want to come to my kids’ events. It has happened a lot to me in my life. I don’t take it personally and it doesn’t change how much I love my sisters. Maybe that’s why I don’t think Kim should be forced to do things she doesn’t want to do. I would have turned into a bitter and sad person if I held a grudge against every family member who let me down. Or if I badmouthed them for exorcising their own free will when it didn’t agree with my desires, I HAD TO focus on the positive. The people who DO SHOW UP deserve better. I enjoy and appreciate them and focus on the joy of those who are present not the hurt of those who are absent. So you see, I’ve been there. My own mother didn’t attend my high school graduation. I remember being a little bit hurt when it happened, but I was young and I even then I KNEW what she was going through in her own life…I didn’t and still don’t think she’s the devil for missing that day. I still had a lot of fun that day with my friends and I still love her very much and always will.

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        Lainey-the big difference here is that your life and experiences are REAL-these women are acting like this is real. Kim is on TV-she needs to cut the crap and either get involved with the show or get the hell off the show.
        Isnt it Kyle’s free will to express her disappointment in her sister wishy washy attitude?

        • LaineyLainey says:

          Yes, you’re right it is Kyle’s free will to express her disappointment and she does, indeed, exercise it. I don’t think it’s healthy to focus so much on the shortcomings of your siblings, but Kyle certainly is free to do so.

          In my opinion, I think Kyle would be a lot happier if she would let go of what Kim is or isn’t doing. They might actually start to like each other more if they truly accepted one another AS THEY ARE not as they wish the other would be. Kyle has so many wonderful things in her life; I just don’t see why she is so preoccupied with Kim. Of course, Kyle cares about her sobriety, but that is different from insisting that Kim do what Kyle says (right or wrong). I honestly didn’t see Kathy Hilton and/or her daughters at Portia’s party. did you? I could be wrong. But, Kim WAS there!!!!! Kyle got what she wanted, right? And no, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with Kyle wanting her sisters at her daughter’s birthday party. I agree with you on that. That is a good thing, to want your family near you. But when they say no, I,, personally, would drop it. Maybe I am in the wrong here. Maybe others react to their families the way Kyle does. If I had chosen that path, I would been a really bitter young woman and now a very bitter almost old lady!

          But like I said, Kim did show up,…yayyyyy!!! seriously though, I think Kim probably showed up to do exactly what you said to “get involved with the show…” Maybe it’s a sign she’s finally growing up. Most of us grown-ups have to do things we don’t always want to do, but we do it because it’s the right thing to do and/or it’s a professional or family obligation. Kyle seemed happy with Kim, so in the end, I guess the sisters are ok FOR NOW.

          • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

            The sad things is that I dont think these sisters will ever be OK. I think Kyle does need to leave Kim alone but if she does than the fall-out will be on Kyle. I think that is the way it always will be with them.I dont think they have a balance b/c Kim leans on Kyle and when Kyle pushes she gets called out for being “too much”. I dont know what I would be like in Kyles position.

          • trudie says:

            I have mentioned before on this blog that I have a brother who is a constant no-show at family events. He and his wife have missed holidays, birthdays, graduations, weddings, etc. Sometimes he lets us know they won’t be attending (favorite excuse – his wife is getting a hysterectomy – for 25 years they have used this excuse) but most times they just don’t show. It used to drive me absolutely crazy. Then, after my father died, I just stopped caring. I can’t make him have a relationship with us, he doesn’t know my children, nor does it appear that he wants to, so why should I care about having a relationship with him? It was such a freeing decision to realize that he is the one that is missing out, not me.

            • LaineyLainey says:

              Trudie – how funny, the 25 year hysterectomy. That is crazy!! I am glad that you were able to really let that go. And I am sorry for him that he missed out on having a relationship with you and your children. I have to add that though there have been many times that my siblings didn’t show up to some of my kids’ events they DID show up for some and for that, I am forever grateful. Great memories. One sis was like a mother to me when I was growing up, so anything she does or doesn’t do, now that I’m a grown-up, is really and truly ok with me. All of my siblings have their own battle scars and “medals” they earned in our highly dysfunctional family. So, I can’t help but cherish each of them, warts and all.

              • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

                Trudie-I bet it is freeing to get to that point. It is a lesson I will try to learn from. Coming from a family of 7-with me right in the middle-I have always had the role of the care taker. I worry about my siblings more than I need to-I always have. We are very close-6 of us live in the same state-all in a 15 mile radius of each other-we are in each others lives on a daily basis. Our kids are more like siblings with each other than cousins. If one of my siblings just stopped coming to parties or family gatherings I dont think I would react any differently than Kyle did. However none of my siblings have just gotten out of rehab so I never had to deal with that.

                • trudie says:

                  Jill, I too am from a family of 7 siblings. I am number 5. The no-show brother is the middle child. I swear that when other children were reading “See Dick run”, he was reading books on how the middle child is unloved. He has always had “issues.” The crazy thing is I think he truly believes he makes an effort. For example, last week was my oldest daughter’s birthday. He sent me an e-mail asking for her phone number so he could call and wish her a Happy Birthday. I was surprised and touched. He later sent me another e-mail saying that they had a great conversation, and how proud he is of her. Well, my daughter is home for Thanksgiving vacation and I asked her about the phone call. Get this – there was no conversation – he never called! This isn’t the first time he has made up stories like this. He truly lives in his own fantasy world. When my Dad was in ICU before his death, my brother was telling all of the siblings how he was on the high school football team and my parents never went to a single game. He forgets that I was in high school at the same time and know he wasn’t on the team. He has told these stories so long that he believes them. Truly sad. It is hard to believe that he is a very successful business man.

                  • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

                    AHA-The unloved middle child…I tried that one with my Mom and siblings…no one bought it!!
                    I can not believe he told you about the great convo that never happened!! Does he think you would never find out the truth? Im going to guess that he doesn’t care much about truth!!!

                • LaineyLainey says:

                  How nice that you are all so close in proximity, Jill!!

  8. lillybee says:

    I think that there is a major rift between Kathy Hilton and Kyle. I remember that when Kyle’s oldest daughter graduated from college that Kathy called Kim to say she couldn’t attend. She also didn’t attend any of Portia’s birthday parties. I wonder why.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Oh, I didn’t know there was a rift between them (Kathy and Kyle). Lillybee, I have a really bad memory, I forgot little Portia has had other birthday parties on t.v. But I just remembered that one season (season 1) when Taylor had that huge “MadHatter” party for Kennedy,..Portia had a little party (little in comparison to Kennedy’s party!!) on the same day, right?

      • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

        I think for the first seasons Kathy didnt want to be on the show-and I dont blame her. I dont know what made her decide to be on this time but I believe it is for free publicity for her dress line.

        • LaineyLainey says:

          Right about the dress line. Good move, because I had no idea she had a dress line until that episode. I will have to look into them; I wonder if normal people can afford them. I have a daughter who likes pretty dresses!

  9. Amber...Real Wife says:

    Hello All. Great blog as usual. A few points…

    TrashTamBarney is a PIG! It’s okay for her to criticize and humiliate her castmates over their looks, religion, intelligence etc, but when it’s done to her it’s unacceptable and now yells for a call to action? GTFOH you dirty SKANK! Trashy, Cheap Garbage is what you are. LOL

    I cannot stand Lea. She started that whole debacle by jumping in to Marysol’s conversation to defend James/Elaine. You know the dragqueen who dislikes Marysol for RIGHTFULLY warning clients that he’s a messy, loud, attention-whore who will refocus attention to himself and ruin events. That old chestnut that has been proven at two different events. Then that disgusting PERV Thomas starts telling Ana to stop talking when he should have tried to get Lea to stop talking about Elaine. Like Ana, I too would’ve been insulted if someone is telling me to be quiet and asks “Who invited you” while the JokerFace who invited me is sitting there laughing and smiling like a drunk chesire cat hybrid circus monkey clapping the cymbals after any cheap joke. So glad that Ana walked out of there after letting him have it.

    Then JoHo decides she’s leaving because she’s insulted that HorribleHost pegged RomainLettuce as a cheater. Notice that the PETAHo is not leaving because there are STUFFED ANIMALS….EVERYWHERE but because TK used her relationship as a dinnertime joke. Poor Marysol was sentenced to hell and going to get beat to a pulp for a maribou jacket but Thomas gets a pleading request to stop being mean to her and he can continue stuffing animals. Humanely please.

    When Lea was reading HoAna the riot act, poor MamaElsa was trying to calm Lea when the DirtyMysogynist attacks her! She wasn’t attacking Lea, but trying to stop her SECOND scene of the night! Of course this scene was beneficial to Thomas so he shut MamaElsa down! If this is the way he’s behaved for years and both Marysol and MamaElsa continued attending his events… they shouldn’t be surprised that his venomous tongue would eventually find it’s way to them. This horrible human being seems to wield some financial power that people would let him behave terribly and yet refer to him with reverence. Lea is an ass kisser who is always on the lookout for Roy to get work and she’s never met a criminal/defendant she didn’t like. Bad Messy Lea.

    Looking forward to RHOA tonight! See you later. 🙂

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      I found it funny that Joanna followed Ana out and decided to get all teary eyed about what the old nasty man said about Romain-if she was that insulted she should have left-instead she tried to make Ana’s situation all about her!! He crying was so fake-and she had NO problem going back to the dirty dinner table!!

    • dickens says:

      Amber, I will clap for everything you said.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      You have a way with words, Amber!!! “…the JokerFace who invited me is sitting there laughing and smiling like a drunk chesire cat hybrid circus monkey clapping the cymbals after any cheap joke…”

    • LA Debra says:

      Right on! You crack me up. ! And your summation is right on target, IMHO.

  10. Ahhhhh, coffee, pancakes and bacon….and I am among the land of the living again! LOL!

    So, I can’t believe Tamara said what she said. Well, I can, but she is so vile! I think she is the only woman who can make “taking a stand for women” sound so snarky and nasty. In one breath she is advocating women and the next, putting them down by showing how disgusted she was with herself in the before pic and using that awful language. (and I am no prude to rough language). What about all the women today who look like she did 3 years ago and “should be proud and ok with the way they look”! She just shot that down in one epic report. Grrrr and ick! 😡

    About Kyle & Kim….I get why there are a lot of people who have negative opinions about Kyle….I see her “flip” side too. BUT….I have to throw this out there……that having to deal with the behavior of a severe alcoholic for a long term period of time is incredibly intense. They are very manipulative and selfish and blame everyone else for their life issues and their drinking. Their lives, AND the lives of family end up revolving completely around their drinking and it is very frustrating. Family gatherings become tense wondering what will happen, yet they are family and you want them there. They completely control everything through their behavior and what anyone else wants is secondary. They are so wrapped up in their own dilemma that they ultimately do not care how anyone else feels.

    While Kyle absolutely has her own issues and needs to work on them, and needs therapy for her co-dependence with Kim….and needs at some point to leave Kim to her own devices…..she is still her sister and that is hard to do. And….Kim needs to take responsibility for the fact that some of these issues between them would not be there if the alcoholism was not a factor. It is the simple truth. It is A driving force, and I don’t think Kim should be let off the hook for that.

    I have been in my own relationships with alcoholism…my father and a fiance…..and it is a very difficult tightrope to walk, wondering what is the best thing to do. (Going on a reality show is not one of them). Ultimately, I worked out my own issues, my father passed…and I passed on the relationship, hard as it was to do so.

    Anyway….I have just been wanting to share this because there is a lot of judgment about Kyle…and I understand why, she is a frustrating…..but I also understand why she is the way she is. This, of course, is just my humble opinion coming from a place of love and understanding! 🙂

    *Ducking now in case anyone throws things!* 😛

    • Powell says:

      No ones going to throw anything at you MarDrag. Thks for telling us your experience. Kyle is probably feeling just what you experienced and you’re right, Kim has to be responsible for her life and relationships also. If Kyle wouldn’t treat Kim like she’s her kid then they would have a better relationship.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        Hey Powell!!! I was just winding up my arm to throw a pillow at our sweet Mardrag!!! But not for everything she said…but because she didn’t share her bacon and pancakes with me!! LOL!!! My husband won’t eat pork. I lovvvvve bacon!!

  11. princesspindy says:

    Hey all!!!
    The party was FAB.U.LOUS!! My big Prince didn’t go with me, but my little Prince, if you can call a 6’4″ prince little, met me there. So it was fun to party with him, he knew more people there than I did because these are his godparents and he goes over a lot for holidays and I don’t always go. I had a blast, I danced all night. Everyone had a great time, there were so many people there, at least 170-180, you never know how many will really show up! The tablecloth person had dropped the white tablecloths and had to go and get black ones which I thought looked better and showed off the centerpieces better 🙂 . I saw people I hadn’t seen in a year or 2 and it was so nice to see my friend honored, he is one of those guys who is always the first to help. The outfits were hilarious and I got lots of complements on my dress. I wore false eyelashes for the first time and I don’t know how the women do it but I think I might start wearing them more often, lol. I wore pantyhose for the first time in probably a decade, I don’t know why women don’t wear them, they definitely make the legs look great! And I got to wear my hair just like my idol Mary Tyler Moore!!! Talk about big hair, probably not big enough for Texas but I was definitely closer to God!! FUN, FUN, FUN!! There was of course the requisite drunk woman who was out of control and making a fool of herself. This place had the biggest dance floor I have seen and at one point it was filled with couples slow dancing and it was so sweet!! I feel like I got hit by a truck and I don’t drink, I can’t imagine how the drinkers feel this morning. The place that it was held was the Country Club that they live in for over 55s, it it an expensive place with a golf course and this place is “The Bomb”, I think I want to move there and flirt with all the old men, LOL!! It is so fancy and nice and I have done a lot of events and they were the most accommodating and helpful place I have ever worked with and the facilities were to die for!! So all in all, A good time was had by all!! Thanks for all the good wishes, I really appreciate them!!! Princess Pindy is Pooped!!

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      Sounds like a great time!! So glad you enjoyed yourself PP!!!

    • BB says:

      Glad you had so much fun, PP.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      You party animal, Princess Pindy!! So glad you and the little 6’4″ prince had such a great time!! Thanks for the report, I feel like I was there!! i.e. I wish I HAD BEEN THERE!!

    • Powell says:

      Princrss I’m glad you partied w/you little Prince and your friends. Sounds like it was so much fun. You did go all out w/lashes. I can’t stand false lashes on me but they do look fab on women. It’s funny you hadn’t worn pantyhose in a long time. I love pantyhose but am allergic to nylon ones. So it’s hard for me when it comes to needing to cover my legs at this time of the year. I’m sorry your Prince wasn’t feeling well, I hope he’s ok.

  12. contessa says:

    I read all the blogs and appreciated NMD’s comments on Miami. I truly find that slimeball TK disgusting. Let’s call him what he truly is and I was thinking a pig, but why insult a lovely pig?
    What is it with the men at that table…Dr.Lenny, Fredriq and what’s his name – lea’s old man…did gallantry totally die out and I wasn’t made aware? One of these men should have gotten up and said enough to this diabolical idiot. When he was speaking to Joana, Lisa, Ana, and throwing Mama Elsa out – not one man stood up. I found his websie and wrote him an email telling him he is disgusting, ugly inside and outside and should lay off the botox etc…

    I am just as bothered by the fact that Lea and Lisa accept his behavior as this is who he is? Wow great excuse to have dinner with an obnoxious sick f–k. Ms. high and mighty Joana went back to the table for more insults and I didn’t see her chasing the creep to continue the conversation. I wonder how she felt being in his house of horrors with all those stuffed animals – did she make any comments about her top vocation – saving all the animals on the planet – or is that only for women who wear antique maribou feathered jackets? I was glad to see Joana was peeved about
    the joker not standing up for her and Romain during the hosts tirade about Romain cheating etc…
    Wonder if she now realizes these are her true colors.

    Last thought, if Lea really wants us to believe she has not had a face lift and some serious body work, than she is nuttier than I thought. Actually I think she is a very jealous and vindictive person if women in her group do not kiss her a$$ – like Marysol. JMHO

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Great points, Contessa!

    • Powell says:

      ITA Contessa. And the ladies being his friend is like he’s that rock star or movie star that they feel they need to be in his presence and forgive whatever he does. It’s sad cause I sure wouldn’t have him as my friend.

  13. contessa says:

    I have a question for Lea and Adriana, too bad I don’t use twitter. My question is if this creep TK is such a nice guy would either of them leave their sons with him for a day?

    • Called A Princess... says:

      TK has a somewhat jaded sexual criminal past in the USA and in Europe. Women have been afraid to take legal action. I found him creepy even when he was on Atlanta. JMHO.

  14. Lima says:

    NMD, this is not comment…just asking to be added to the group. TY!

  15. princesspindy says:

    So, I am really slow and I will blame it on the boogie and that I don’t watch RHOM, just a few scenes here and there, BUTT, I just realized that that disgusting excuse for a human being Tommy is the same guy that the Atlanta HWs stayed at his house, OMG!! I thought he was a freak then, and the only scene I say was his behavior at the dinner party, I can’t believe they all just stayed there. Well, I can believe it because they are all such losers….
    So, Friday night I came home and was just in time to watch the Grammy tribute to Whitney Houston. It was pretty good, I did cry a bunch. She broke my heart by wasting the gift she was given….

  16. Noelle says:

    Happy Sunday, Hope everyone is well.

    O/T: Has anyone read the story of the 2 POS’s that broke into the Zoo Boise, in Boise, Idaho and beat a Pastas monkey to death??? If not here’s one link: http://www.kvtb.com/home/Monkey-killed-at-Zoo-Boise-179802721.html

    My friend from college works @that Zoo and called me yesterday, inconsolable. I felt helpless and wish I had the answers to help ease not only his pain, but his coworkers too. Just devastating and my prayers are with the entire staff and volunteers @Zoo Boise.

    As for theses VILE, low life, worthless pieces of scum, taking up space and oxygen in this world..Damn you to Hell!! May there be a special place in Hell, where you are beaten beyond belief for/in EVERY moment of ETERNITY!

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Noelle: this really grieves me. I am sorry for your friend but especially for that poor innocent animal. I grieve for our world where so many cruelties and injustices are perpetrated every day.

      • Noelle says:

        That poor animal, truly.
        I just cannot comprehend the evil behind this, It’s living, breathing and walking among us!!
        That is downright and damn frightful!!

        This has affected me to my core, I am beyond disturbed.
        I have NO words.
        Love you Lainey.

        • LaineyLainey says:

          Give yourself time to process this, Noelle – – it is pure horror…but for the sake of your kids look for the light and the hope and the good that is still in abundance… in you and in me and all of us here and all around you. Look for and Live in hope, sometimes I think it’s all we have left.

    • NJBev says:

      Heartbroken, Lovely, Noelle,
      There are no words I can give to console you or your friends over this travesty.
      Please, Please remember: What goes around, comes around. These pieces of shit
      will be eating it soon.
      I am so sorry for the pain you and your friends are going thru. I, for one, cannot read the article. I am tired of crying.

      • Noelle says:

        Hi Bev,
        I’m sorry for all that you’ve endured. I’m glad you and family are on the mend. Godspeed Love.

        Was told about this yesterday morning, and I’m just having a hard time digesting it and moving on. Hard time sleeping last night. Then I think about my children and proceed to have a panic attack about their future and the world they live in! (I reeled it in when I was
        still awake in bed @5am)

        It’s despicable. Devil have them, these soul-less MOTHER FU’@K%rs!

        Thank you for your kind words. I will relay them, love you (((Bev)))

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