Is Lauri Peterson Returning to Real Housewives of Orange County? / Real Housewives of Beverly Hills / Amazing Race / Shahs of Sunset

Is Lauri Peterson returning to Real Housewives of Orange County and Other Reality News by NoMoreDrama

Lauri Peterson was one of the original Real Housewives of Orange County.  Recently she was photographed with the other ladies on their way to a bridal gown fitting for Tamra Barney.  Does this mean she’s back as a housewife?  Here’s what she had to say on twitter:

Fan:  “Are the rumours true, your returning to #RHOC?”

Lauri: “Just my left toe!”

Lauri’s joking aside, fans seem excited to see her back, even if it’s as a “friend to the housewives”.  Lauri has appeared on the show a few times since she officially left after getting remarried.

Lisa Hochstein of the Real Housewives of Miami might stay out of the drama on the show, but her husband’s plans to rebuild the home they just purchased on Star Island is causing a whole lot of drama in her real life.  The problem? They’ve purchased an iconic home with historic value – a 1925 home designed by Walter DeGarmo that is a visible from the MacArthur Causeway.  Star Island doesn’t have strict historic preservation ordinances, and there is nothing to stop them from tearing down the home (which they say is rotting) and putting up a garish mansion.  At least it will have to pass the city’s design review board.  Read more here.


The Shahs of Sunset delivered the ratings for Bravo, bringing in 2.3 million viewers, and capturing 1.4 million for the important 18-49 age demographic. As a comparison the show pulled in 1.5 million viewers for their finale episode Season 1.

Interview with Jill Zarin.  It starts like this…. “It is not off base to refer to Jill Zarin as a modern day wonder-woman. Not only a reality TV star, Jill Zarin has achieved marked success as an entrepreneur, fashion designer, and businesswoman.”  Ummm I disagree.  That is totally off-base.  Read the full interview here.


Real Housewives of Beverly Hills “Girls Gone Ojai’ld” by BB

We left off last week with the ladies having dinner in Ojai.  Brandi and Kim were having a meaningful and somewhat touching conversation causing Kim to become emotional and start crying.  Adrienne feels the need to announce to everyone that someone is crying.  Brandi tells Adrienne to STFU, which has rendered some of them speechless.  Adrienne asks Brandi what she means (obviously something got lost in the translation), and says she was only feeling badly for Kim.  RHOBH Dec 3 #4Kim leaves the table and Brandi follows her to the restroom (to be joined later by Yolanda and Taylor).  Brandi and Kim discuss the events at Pam-Dana’s party where Brandi accused Kim of using meth.  Kim said that was really awful and that she had never done that.  Brandi explains she was on the defensive that night and lashed out. Kim is aware that Brandi is trying and Kim is trying and she knows they both just want it to go away.

Meanwhile back at the table, Adrienne and Kyle are aghast at what Brandi has just done as if it were one of the worst things they’ve ever witnessed or heard in their lives.  Lisa tells them to not make a big deal of it because Brandi says the “f” word a lot.  Kyle tells Lisa she’s gone over and above defending what Brandi said and she herself would never have said that at the dinner table.  Lisa tells Kyle OK it was inappropriate and she’s right. Kyle still won’t let it go and tells Lisa not to say that if she doesn’t mean it.  Lisa agrees that what Brandi said was inappropriate.  She tries to explain to Adrienne why Brandi did what she did, but Adrienne is too busy trying to defend why she said what she said.  Adrienne and Yolanda want to know who talks to another woman that way.  Brandi does.  Adrienne says it was so rude, extremely rude.

Lisa goes into the bathroom to try to straighten things out.  Lisa tells Brandi she needs to apologize to Adrienne.  Brandi says she’s not going to do it because she’s not sorry.  Lisa tells Brandi to fake an apology even if she doesn’t mean it.  Brandi goes back to the table and says “I’m sorry I said the F word.”  Adrienne tells her apology accepted.  Brandi apologized for saying the F word in the restaurant but not for telling Adrienne to shut up.

During dinner, Brandi gets a call from her agent informing her she got the book deal.  She says, “I got a book deal today which I don’t know if anyone cares about, but I very excited about it.”  At least Camille and Lisa congratulate her.  Someone, I’m not sure who, asks Brandi what the book is about and she says divorce.  You can see the wheels turning in Taylor’s head.  She’s realizing Brandi will probably make some major bucks with her book about a B-list actor cheating on his future reality star wife and leaving her for a former A-list country music star; whereas Taylor’s book didn’t exactly set the world on fire and certainly didn’t make her uber-rich (but I’ve heard it saved thousands of lives).  Taylor looks like she’s ready to blow a gasket.  Kyle in her interview says in a smarmy tone “Uhmmm, Congratulations?”  Poor Kyle tries to be the Bethenny of Beverly Hills, but she’s just not able to pull it off.

Taylor starts to hyperventilate, but Adrienne calls it meditation (to which Kim innocently remarks that she loves to meditate).  Brandi asks Taylor why she’s meditating and Taylor says she doesn’t know where to start and then takes a huge gulp of what I’m sure is her umpteenth glass of wine for the night.  Brandi then remarks that it’s hard for some women to be happy for other women for some reason and Taylor says she agrees and Brandi tells Taylor instead of “meditating” she should just say congratulations.  Then instead of letting Taylor answer for herself, Kyle tells Brandi she was the first one to attack Taylor for doing a book (flashback to Brandi telling Taylor at the reunion that it had only been a hot minute from the time Russell committed suicide until Taylor wrote her book).  Kyle tells Brandi not to expect Taylor to be happy about her book when she wasn’t happy about Taylor’s.  Kyle has a point (I hate when that happens).

Yolanda observes there is a lot of stuff going on between all of them and tells them they need to move on and be happy for each other.  She says life is going to be really miserable if they can’t move on from those things.  Adrienne agrees (because she wants everyone to forget what she did to Lisa).  Kyle, again tries but fails to do the Bethenny thing in yet another of her many interviews, by saying nobody is listening to Yolanda, darling.

Brandi and Taylor argue back and forth which embarrasses Kyle, who threatens to leave.  Brandi lets Taylor know it’s been three years since Eddie left her (unlike Taylor starting a book immediately after Russell died) and Taylor tells Brandi she was left $700,000 in debt and with a $1.5 million lawsuit on her hands.  In her talking head, Taylor feels the need to explain to us, because we’ve all been living under a rock, that Brandi’s husband Eddie left her for Leann Rimes and asks the question, “That’s a Book?”  Yep, there’s definitely some teeth gnashing going on behind Taylor’s flapping lips.  Yolanda doesn’t know what planet these women are from.  I could have told her they are from the planet Bravo, where pettiness, long-held grudges,  and catfights rule the day.  They all eventually drink to each other.  Adrienne then needs to announce she has a book deal too, which Brandi seriously doubts and wonders if it’s a children’s book because she’s not super-smart and can’t possibly put that much together. Ouch!

The next morning in the kitchen, Camille explains to Lisa, Yolanda and Kyle that she and Dmitri have been together six months and they’ve discussed marriage, but they are not close to that yet, they’re still exploring each other.  Yolanda tells her to take her time while Lisa says they’ve explored each other’s nooks and crannies long enough. It was a joke people.  Yolanda, Kyle, Camille and Adrienne go for a hike, while Lisa and Brandi are back in their room accusing each other of snoring.  RHOBH Dec 3 #5Lisa tells Brandi when she says things like STFU it’s like giving the other women a gift and ammunition to use against her.  Brandi tells why she said it and Lisa gets it, but still counsels Brandi that she could have handled it better, like saying butt out or mind your own business.  Brandi mentions the fact that Paul and Adrienne were trying to intimidate her on twitter and they called Brandi wanting her to deny what she had said about them spreading lies about Lisa.  She refused to do it. I believe this is the crux of Brandi’s problem with Adrienne and it’s about to come to boiling point.

Later, all the women take two golf carts to who knows where (I heard Lisa say something about a picnic.)  Yolanda is driving one and Lisa is driving the other one, the “Bentley.”  They decide to have a little race (Lisa starts it).  Yolanda won’t back from that challenge.  I have a feeling Yolanda wouldn’t back down from any challenge.  She gets ahead and looks back at Lisa, to whom she refers as “Driving Miss Daisy.”  Kyle is acting like a baby asking them to stop so she can get off.  They all seem to be having a good time and are friendly – for the time being.

Later, Lisa and Camille are playing badminton against Yolanda and Adrienne.  Everyone except Yolanda pretty much sucks.  Yolanda calls them “the Beverly Hills girls” and notes that sports is not number one on their list.  Later the ladies get the spa treatment, where all kinds of mud-rubbing, water throwing, and hilarity ensues, mostly instigated by Yolanda. Yolanda might not be a drinker and party girl, but she’s certainly up for good clean fun.

RHOBH Dec 3 #6After a relaxing (not) spa time, they all have a nice dinner together.  The executive chef introduces himself and explains their menu for the night.  It looks and sounds delicious.  Yolanda tells them about breaking her back giving birth to her son.  She’s taking injections (some kind of lamb fetus cells or something) and she cannot drink.  That gets them to talking about complicated births and who had C-sections and who didn’t.  Camille can’t relate because she used a surrogate for her two children.

After dinner, they are drinking, drinking, drinking.  Yolanda announces she’s tired and going to bed.  Brandi gets it.  It’s not fun to be the sober one in the room.  Yolanda wants to get up early, go for a run, exercise, and have an Ojai day.  Kim soon follows, of course, because she can’t participate in the drinking party for obvious reasons.  Brandi tells Kim she loves her.  Kim can’t quite say that but tells Brandi she likes her.  At first she says she can’t say she likes her, but doesn’t mean that.  Kyle gets a kick out of it.  I don’t get Kyle. I want to like her, but then she opens her mouth and ruins it.

After the women get a really good buzz going, they go up to a bedroom and Brandi asks Taylor if she wants to arm wrestle.  Taylor accepts the challenge and they go to it after they kiss each other (they must have really been drunk).  It ends up being a girl fight where Taylor ends up on Brandi’s back.  Next Brandi asks Adrienne if she want to have a go at it.  Adrienne has brothers and cheats and admits it.  Regardless Brandi wins, does a little hoochie dance on the floor and proceeds to do a hand-stand, flip over to the bed.

RHOBH Dec 3 #7RHOBH Dec 3 #1They all want to get into the act.  Apparently Adrienne needs fresh underwear (did she pee her other ones or was she not wearing any in the first place?).  Taylor supplies her with a fresh pair and ensures Adrienne they are fresh because she has smelled them.  Apparently Adrienne doesn’t trust Taylor because she takes a whiff herself before she puts them on.  Or maybe she has an uncontrollable urge to sniff underwear, I dunno.  Later on, Adrienne is wearing leggings under her dress.  Brandi and Lisa were at least smart enough to wear long pants in the first place.  Lisa does a handstand.  Taylor does a round-off.  Brandi was surprised to see Adrienne take her weave out and do some work.  They keep pounding on the floor and calling Yolanda out.  Lisa thinks she needs to get her little Dutch ass up there.  Kyle’s worried Yolanda’s going to come up and give them a spanking.  Kyle has really entertained with some witty repartee in this episode (not).

The next morning, Kim and Kyle talk about the weekend.  Kim doesn’t think she and Kyle reconnected, but Kyle thinks it’s a good sign they didn’t fight.  Yolanda got up at 6 and worked out her room, which makes Kyle feel guilty.  Kyle doesn’t want to work out on vacation.  Yolanda thinks there’s nothing worse than women who get drunk and are out of control.  Kyle thinks she may want to find a new crowd of friends.

While they are all packing to leave, Lisa says she feels like she’s been shagged through a hedge backwards and doesn’t feel rested at all.  As they are boarding the limo, Kyle announces her jewelry bag weighs a ton.

In the limo on the way home, I don’t know why Kyle had to bring up the STFU comment, but she did.  They start going over it again.  Brandi is calling bullshit on what Adrienne is saying.  She’s not going to let these women pretend what happened didn’t happen.  Adrienne thinks Brandi is looking for a fight and she doesn’t know why.  Kyle says she doesn’t know what’s going on but she doesn’t think Adrienne and Brandi are friends.  Brandi tells Kyle the subject is not up for a group conversation.  If Adrienne wants to talk to Brandi one-on-one Brandi is up for it. She doesn’t think Adrienne will do it.  One-on-ones are not Adrienne’s strong point.  I’ll even go further to say Adrienne could use some training to improve her verbal communication skills.



Amazing Race – Leg 10 – Dec 2, 2012 by MelTheHound

Welcome back race fans… Here is where we stand after the first 8 episodes.

  • Trey and Alexis -Dating couple (Texas)
  • Jaymes (blonde) and James (brunette) – Chippendales
  • Josh and Brent – Goat Farmers (Beekmans)
  • Natlalie and Nadiya – Twins

Last week you’ll recall, we had a bit of strategy. Twinnies took the fast forward opportunity, ate some nasty fish in the allotted amount of time and were rewarded with a fast trip to the pit stop in Amsterdam. There was also a double U Turn where three of the teams had baked a plan to turn Abbie and Ryan. I don’t know how much that would have mattered since the two of them were once again, stuck, in Frankfurt with more airplane troubles and arrived to Amsterdam ridiculously late. However Per the plan, they were U Turned by the Chippers. At the same time they arrived in Amsterdam, so did the Beekmans who were late because that’s the way they’ve run the entire race it seems. Late. Remember that Josh hurt his ankle while running across the field for Ditch Vaulting. Trey and Lexi turned the Chippers just so Abbie and Ryan couldn’t turn the Beekmans.

Tar02Tar01We open this week with the teams heading to Barcelona, Spain. Once they get there they are to take a Ferry to their next destination. All of the teams, in order of previous arrival, head to the airport to get their tickets. Beekmans are bringing up the rear still dead last in the race but, they are still there. I still say these have to be two of the luckiest SOBs in the race so far. All of the teams are on separate airplanes but they all wind up at the same place. The Balearia Ferry station to catch the ferry that will take them to Palma De Mallorca to locate their next clue. The ferry does not begin boarding until 10pm (it is now around 10am) and doesn’t depart until 11pm. Twins are there first, followed by Chippers, then Texas (in the order they left Amsterdam). I guess this is the first time they’ve seen each other since they left Moscow so they’re slapping themselves on the back for their U Turn plan being such a huge success. They’ve dubbed themselves the final 3 by the way.

Instead of sitting on their hands, they decide to enjoy the Barcelona beach. They have about 11 hours to kill. Obviously, this is one of those chance at equal standing rounds so everyone gets the same chance at a relatively fresh start. They all go to the beach, have some fun and then return to the station to find the Beekmans there. Other than Abbie and Ryan, this is the first time Beekmans have seen any of the others in days. Once again, they all rejoice at their brilliant plan to send the Divorcees packing and further, point out, that the plan worked to keep them from turning the Beekmans. How it is, these two are still in the race is boggling to me. They’ve overcome a missed connection that delayed them about 9 hours, a 4 hour penalty, and a speed bump and they are STILL in the race. You know what I think it is? I haven’t heard either one of them really talk shit about the others or brag on how much better they are at anything than anyone else. Maybe they have and I just don’t remember.

Tar03Okay.. Let’s get this party started. They get to the island on the ferry and they are supposed to meet up with these dudes the next day. They are also, driving themselves. Jaymes notes that they are going at 7am to meet up with some devils to get their next clue. Here’s where it begins to get good for me. The cars, have manual transmissions- stick shifts. Guess what kids? Nadiya, cannot drive a stick shift. I take it her sister cannot either. She however is giving it the old college try, with her sister in the back seat screeching in her ear. Because of that, they drop from 1st, to 3rd place.

These devil dudes are a bit like a circus act that I suppose has some significance but I didn’t catch it. Maybe one of you or one of our Spanish friends can enlighten me. They are spitting fire, twirling balls of fire at the end of a chain, jumping in people’s faces and such. The goal is to get the clue that one of them holds (it isn’t the same guy for all of them). Texas and Chippers get their clues and move on. Beekmans are third at this point, Twinnies, are dead last because unlike Twinnies, the Beekmans can drive a stick shift. Or at least Brent can.

Tar04Tar05The clue takes them to a tennis arena for the roadblock. To do the roadblock, one member of each team must return 20 tennis balls, inbounds, in order to receive their next clue. Texas gets there first and apparently, Trey is a bit of a tennis player. He manages to get it right the first or second time. This is the part that confuses me. The machine pitching the balls has more than 20 in it. If it empties before they make the goal of 20, it gets reloaded. What I didn’t catch was if the count also got reset or if they just continued from where they were. The Chippers arrived with Texas because for now, they’re kind of working together. They were all also working with the Twins but Nadiya cannot drive (hehe :D) so they’re left behind. James handles the roadblock for Chippers. Beekmans then arrive and Josh decides to take on the task. Remember, he hurt his ankle on the previous leg and it does come into play. He gets about half way through the challenge or rather struggles through it and has to take a seat to recover a bit. In the meantime, Twins arrive. Now, these two heifers, state that on Tennis days in school, they would figure a way to get out of practicing at all so both of them will likely suck at this challenge. And they do. In fact, they suck so bad at it that hurt Josh, recovers enough to finish and beat them out of there. They do eventually finish though and are now, in last place.

Tar06Tar07Tar08The next clue takes them to these caves where they are looking or rather listening for music. When they find the source of the music, they get their next clue. Texas and Chippers arrive first, in that order.. Gentleman Jaymes allows Lexi to take the first one since, they entered the cave and reached the guitar players first. Beekmans and the twins follow.

Sidebar- All along during the episode, we hear one of the twins (or both) making cracks about the Beekmans. How they are this or that, because they are Gay. They are always prepared, good at reading maps and having directions. To me, what they are saying, is that they view the Beekmans, as Women. Here’s why. Women, are always prepared when they go someplace. They also have a clue of where they are going or will readily stop and ask someone for directions. It is the Men, who are unprepared and will NEVER stop and ask for directions. They Just Know where they are going and also know, that the women they are with are prepared (I’m the kind of guy that shows up at a pot luck picnic reunion with a bag of chips purchased at the nearest convenience store, if I bring anything at all – I’m not expected to). This is why, I am calling them Heifers in this episode. – end sidebar

Tar09Tar10Now that I have that out of the way.. The clue in the cave is the Detour. Spin It or Bull It. Let’s do Bull It first. The object of this game, in the bull fighting arena (I always cheer for the bull), they are to dress as a bull, one with the head and the other in the rear calling out directions. The one steering the front has to navigate past 8 matadors with the instructions given from their team mate. Once they do that, they must hit a target that will launch a 9th (fake) matador in the air. They can then get their next clue. This is a timed event and they have 2 minutes to complete it or they have to switch and start over. Trey and Lexi are the only ones who did this one – I’ll explain in a minute.

With Spin It, the teams have go to a location where there are several windmills. Essentially, each windmill has had two blades removed and the teams must put them back on. Once they accomplish that to the satisfaction of the supervisor, they can move on.

Going back a little bit, Texas and Chippers had both decided to do the Bull It challenge. However, they got separated and it just so happened that while they were driving along, Chippers came across the Spin It location so decided to do that one instead. Over at the bull fights, Lexi is inside the head if the bull with Trey calling the directions. They get past the 8 live matadors and then she crashes into the target/dummy at the end, knocking it over. Further, she jammed or cut her finger. I didn’t see much, I guess it was painful. She sure sounded as if it was. She gets over it and they suit up again with Trey in front and Lexi shouting directions. They get through it and move on- to the pit stop.

Tar12The pit stop is at this old castle (are there any New ones?). At one time, centuries ago, it was also the local prison. Texas makes it there first to take the winning spot. They win a trip somewhere, I didn’t catch the place. These vacation spots all remind me of the location of slutty island on RHONY.

Over at the windmill site, Chippers make pretty short work at installing the two blades on their windmill and they get the go ahead to the pit stop. Nothing of any real consequence happened with them so they took second place. Beekmans arrive there second. This is one of those tasks that they are familiar with, being farmers and all. About this time, The twins arrive as Beekmans are getting suited up for the task. Nadiya is no better at driving this car than she was at the beginning. Natalie is still bitching at her sister too (I’d have dumped her on the nearest street corner). All of them get to their tasks and Beekmans kind of slow and sure at it, finish. Meanwhile, The Twins are just as bad at this as they are at both Driving, and Tennis. To the point where they witness the Beekmans driving off – to the pit stop – where they take third place.

At this point, I have a HUGE grin on my face. Twinnies are Finally going to be gone. Then I think to myself, I Hope, beyond all hope, that this is an elimination round. Well friends, You know me by now. I Never get my wish when it comes to these shows because, it Is a Non Elimination round. My biggest hope now is that the others are so far ahead of them and since the Twins have to do a speed bump (which are rarely demanding), that they will take 4th place as they are eliminated next week.

We’ll see how that all plays out. See you next week.

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PS.. While watching Nadiya drive this car, I couldn’t help but feel sorry for my parents, mostly my father, who taught me how to drive a stick shift in a parking lot a mile from where I’m sitting. At Midnight on the way home from Grandma’s house (which means it was a Thursday night). I rattled that truck so much that both of them probably had bruises on their heads from hitting the back window (78 ford f100 with 3 on the tree). At one point, my mother was on the floor. I even got pulled over, in the parking lot, by the police who wanted to know what we were doing there. He laughed and walked away shaking his head. So, to all of you with youngsters who you are trying to teach or have taught to drive a stick shift, You have my sympathies. R.I.P. Mom and Dad. Love and miss you both.


The Shahs of Sunset Episode 1 – Season 2 – “The Whisky Makes You Frisky” Recap by Ana

The episode starts off with a weird montage of what to expect this season, which seems like it should’ve been shown at the end…but I’m no editor.

Venice Beatch

Reza (wearing his best yachting white outfit) is driving to see his new girl-love, Asa. Asa greets him at the door (wearing black v-neck tee and a funky multi-colored striped lycra pant) and proceeds to show off her gorgeous mini-mansion that she designed. I must say I was green with envy! Reza of course is looking through his realtor eyes and teaches all of us that Calcutta marble = gold.

shahs-of-sunset-season-2-gallery-episode-201-01For the last three year Asa’s entire income used to come from renting the entire property (the main house and the backhouse). She has decided to move back in because as an artist her “surroundings are everything” and she needs to be inspired…oh and it also has to be a sexy space. Asa also proclaims her love for Reza, she thinks “its and aries/leo thing” with them. Apparently that means they are both fiery and have the same aesthetic (obviously not when it comes to fashion).

At this point I have to address her talking head outfit. Asa, girl you need an intervention- maybe your new gay bestie (Reza) can help you get over your confused fashion looks. She is wearing some sort of geniesque shower cap with a very pretty Egyptian necklace over a black v-neck tee and a gypsy ring/bracelet combo.  I cannot get over that shower cap, maybe she’s dying her hair? Sorry back to the recap…

As they continue the tour the house they come to a bathroom, where Reza is very impressed (and a bit jealous) by her $4,000 toilet.  As they move to the outside area of Asa’s house she tells Reza that there’s $30,000 worth of gold coins buried at that spot, but not to tell anyone. Maybe she forgot this would air on a television show? I hope she doesn’t come home to a bunch of holes in the ground…and that she took them to a safety deposit box in a bank by now.  To this Reza just answers “that is so gangster.”

BTW, during this talking head she has GORGEOUS gold jewelry on, too much at once but Asa gets an “A” for effort on this one. Our Persian pop priestess (draped in gold jewels) continues to preach to us her philosophies: “If you surround yourself with beautiful things, beautiful things will come to you”; and “you have to live in abundance, to attract abundance” in order to be a Gypsy Jetsetter like her.

As she is talking to Reza she tells him she only has $500 in her bank account and that she needs to rent the backhouse that day so she can pay her bills. Her stress level from 1 to 10 is 75 right now and if she can’t make it work, well she’s screwed. Uhm maybe she should sell a couple of her gold coins…just saying…

Driving Mrs. Vida

shahs-of-sunset-season-2-gallery-episode-201-02Mj (wearing a crazy multi-purple-colored striped shirt) is driving her mom (Vida, wearing her finest fishnet vest), her mom’s bird (?!) Pablo and Julio (her dogs). Apparently she brakes and her mom’s bird may or may not have been slightly injured…she’ll probably be hearing from PETA after this episode.  As they are driving, Mj and Vida begin to argue about putting on her car signals in Farsi…and then MJ asks her mom about her upcoming cruise’s itinerary.

MJ explains in her talking head (in which I really like her grey shirt) that she is helping her mom transport her bird to her uncle’s house, which is ”the most important thing” because she’s going on vacation for a month.  MJ suggests during the car ride that maybe they should take a vacation together, to which Vida responds that she’d “rather to put a neeadle in my eyes.” (Mama Elsa better watch out with this one…)

In her talking head, wearing a black ensemble with a very pretty red necklace, MJ explains to us that her mom “is a pain in the ass” and that her mom is not difficult -she’s impossible.

After the awkwardness of the vacation suggestion being shut down by Vida, MJ asks her what is the name of her bol bol (chirp chirp in English)? It’s ju ju-which MJ finds really funny because ju ju means bird.

MJ then asks her dog Pablo if he’s hungry for chicken because he has one next to him – to which the dog jumps to the cage. Vida tells him to “leave him [Juju- I assume] alone” and is not amused with Pablo’s antics, but MJ is.

Golnessa Palace

Gigi pulls up to her sister’s house wearing an animal print sheer kaftan(?) cover-up. At the deck everyone is sitting around chatting and we see GG’s very pregnant sister (Leila). GG begins to talk to a guido-like guy named Omid.

In her talking head, GG is wearing a beautiful rhinestone necklace, and a black dress.  GG then explains that Omid is a dear friend; that they have a history together and basically like to flirt with each other. Apparently he’s very charming.

GG then follows her sister Leila to the kitchen to talk about the extension company. In her second talking head (wearing an ugly brown and gold shirt – but nice gold coin necklace), GG explains that she and Lela are partnered in a hair company that is called GG’s Extensions. Leila is in charge of the financial department and GG is in charge of marketing and advertisement.  GG also says she is excited about working. Back at the kitchen Leila tells GG that they are having issues. GG asks why and then Leila lets the floodgates of discontent open. Leila tells GG that she “has to still do what she needs to do and set up..” but the GG interrupts her asking what it is she needs to do, to which Lelia fires back with “your job.” GG at this point flustered and you can tell she’s starting to get angry and defensive. GG tells Leila that she needs to tell her how to market it, how to set it up- that she needs some guidance. To which her very annoyed sister says “you pick up the phone and you make some phone calls and say hey I have a hair extension company and I’d like to come in there and advertise it. You set up a trunk show, you throw a party; You invite your friends.” Leila further tells her that that is her job and that she hasn’t done any of it. GG defends herself by saying “I don’t know any of these things” which further angers her sister who starts berating GG’s business acumen. Leila tells her that she is tired of doing everything for her and that she has enough to do as it is and is 9 months pregnant on top of it all.  Leila says she is not doing her job and GG’s job and to grow up and be a responsible adult.

Leila who gets her own talking head says that she’s fed up and embarrassing. Apparently she made her first fake ID when she was 14 y/o in order to get a job at the mall. (Yeah, I’m sure that’s the only reason she wanted a fake ID for…) Leila says she’s been working ever since and that her sister’s hardest task of the day is waking up and deciding what outfit she’s going to wear. From watching season one I agree with GG’s sister 100% on this one and am glad someone in GG’s life is trying to push her into adulthood.

Back at the kitchen, her sister just ends it anticlimactically by saying “just read your contract”- even GG is surprised by the end of this argument. She even asks Leila if “that’s it- seriously.” In her talking head GG claims her sister “is looking for any excuse to make sure that she [Leila] looks better and she [GG] looks worse.” This is sibling rivalry at its delusional best. Leila is outside talking to Omid and as GG walks up to her she looks at her and tells her that she doesn’t need the stress right now.  GG with a broken voice tells her that hey are not remotely finished taking about it, so they sit down and GG asks Omid to give them a moment alone. GG then asks Leila if at her first job when she didn’t know what she was doing, contract or no contract (?) – Leila interrupts GG and says that the first company that she had nobody to tell her what to do and she just figured it out on her own. GG get mad and says not company- first job. Leila tells her her first job was when she was 16 y/o not at 30 (Thought it was 14?) This sent Leila in another frenzy lecturing GG (in front of mixed company which must’ve been embarrassing for GG) about how she’s 30 and never had a job and how important it is to have a job in order to pay for her bills – that maybe she should start with a job at McDonald’s. GG deduces that her sister is being so crazy because she’s hormonal from the pregnancy, but in the end she’s also a bitch. Reality checks don’t sit well with GG…

Persians at the Carwash, Yeah

Reza and Mike meet up at a carwash. Reza then proceeds to bust Mike’s chops for not having a real license plate- per Reza it’s a “Persian license plate” that says Rusnak. From what I can deduce from my quick Google search, Rusnak is the name of a high-end car dealership in California. Apparently Mike has had the car for a while and by not having a license plate yet, Reza says it’s a “Persian maneuver”- I say illegal but you know tomato/tomatoe.

shahs-of-sunset-season-2-gallery-episode-201-07Mike says that he has a bromance with Reza and that he loves hanging out with Reza. In his first talking head, Mike is wearing a nice pink dress shirt and says that he and Reza “resonate so well together.” This season Reza meshes well with everyone in the cast –at least for now that’s the theme. And who can blame them!

Reza and Mike sit down for coffee and begin by discussing how hot it is and that at any moment they will see a camel walk by-like in their homeland. Then they proceed to make fun of white people, which is funny. A Persian wouldn’t return an extra $20 bill they would get from a clerk by mistake (because down the line they probably screwed them somehow), but a white person would return it. Then Mike gets a call from his Israeli client and begins to complain to Reza how complicated their dealings have become.

In his second talking head Mike is wearing a striped brown sweater, with a v-neck that if you ask me is too low. I hate low v-necks on guys…but I digress. He tells us that the commercial real estate is very frustrating right now, because he can “hustle for weeks on end” all just to make $10,000 on a commission.

Back at Golnessa Palace

GG needs a cigarette to calm down, luckily Omid gives her a cigarette and lights it before she can even finish her thought. Next to GG, we finally see that the other guy with a fedora hat is her brother-in-law, John. Good thing they are following the one fedora per group rule. GG tells Omid that he can understand her situation because he has the same issue with his brother. Omid then tells her that working with a sibling can be very hard, he has been working with his brother for a while and they don’t see eye to eye on a lot of things. Although its tough, that if she can find a way to make it work they both could be more successful together than apart. Good advice Omid, I’m impressed. Then lighten up the mood, John takes off his hat and asks how his hair looks. He’s got some faux hawk action going on and they make fun of him.

GG in her talking head then says that Omid is a rock for her and helps calm her down and find her peace –which for anyone whose watched season one knows that can be a monumental task.

Omid then jumps in the pool, grabs GG and threatens to throws her in the pool. Her sister Leila says that if he does she’ll name her son Omid, and he does.  They all have a laugh and the mood definitely changed and they seem to have fun.

Breakdown By Vida

MJ and her mom, Vida arrive at her Aunt Ziba’s house. MJ then lets us know that they have been visiting her Aunt and Uncle since she was little. Her uncle is Vida’s brother. They have a huge spread middle eastern food spread that looks like it could feed a small town and absolutely delicious! They all sit down to enjoy the feast and MJ makes a toast thanking her aunt and uncle for hosting the birthday party. Aunt Ziba then proceeds to thank MJ for all her help and says Vida is Superwoman- to which MJ rolls her eyes and says “to her imagination.” Vida ignores this and proceeds to tell everyone at the table that next Sunday she goes on her vacation overseas and that she decided to stay for six months. MJ toast to this announcement and then says that Vida will be gone for her birthday. She asks Vida if she will be giving her a birthday gift in advance- to which Vida responds “youwr prezent iz I lib.” MJ then explains she’s “always had a difficult relationship with her mom: overcritical, overwhelming, overbearing” Then we have a flashback to last season, when they had dinner and Vida said some horrible things to MJ, but in this clip they just show her saying “is all your fault Mercedes.” MJ then says that “its really hard to feel good about yourself sometimes when in the back of your head you’ve got your mom’s voice criticizing you all the time over everything.” I think many of us can relate to her here and my heart really goes out for her. At the dinner table MJ tells her cousin, Makan, that his mom (Aunt Ziba) is nice to him. He agrees, muh to Aunt Ziba’s glee. MJ says her mother hates her- well per Vida she hates everybody (she said this as she is checking her lipstick with her knife).  They all laugh and say its true, so MJ makes a toast to all the mom’s that don’t judge their children – to which Vida asks her how many drinks she’s had already and basically accuses her of being drunk. They all laugh awkwardly knowing that a storm is brewing. MJ calls Vida out. She asks her “how many daughters will accept that much opposition and will still be humble enough to come back and say ‘mom you are right’ even though…” At this point Vida cuts her off and defends herself by saying that everything she tells her is for her own good. Aunt Ziba steps in and tells MJ that they all know how Vida is, but that MJ enables Vida to be the way that she is. She says she’s surprised that MJ still talks to her mom and that Vida is not giving her anything and she doesn’t understand why she still keeps coming back for more. Vida then says MJ is a diva and that she’s always had that opinion of her and she can never change that. MJ begins crying and Vida says she doesn’t care. Aunt Ziba tells her not to say that, that she resents MJ and goes back at her. Vida says that Aunt Ziba and MJ have similar character and are closer, hence the reason Aunt Ziba shares the same opinion as MJ regarding her. MJ says that she is just looking for justification. Then yells at MJ asking her what she’s crying about, that all she does is drink wine and cry.  Then Vida goes on attack mode with Aunt Ziba and accuses her of not wanting to know what’s going on in her kids life, so of course she’d be judgmental of her and not understand her – that they are a weird family. Vida gets up and tells Aunt Ziba that she’s a horrible person. Aunt Ziba tries to smooth things over but Vida walks away. Vida takes her plate and goes to the kitchen to finish her food.

MJ say she thinks she deserves the best family therapist that money can buy. I agree. Her cousin Makan, tells her that she will never get complete approval from Vida, and although its horrible for her to hear but its something MJ has to come to terms with. Her Aunt Ziba tells MJ she loves her and to forget Vida.  Its nice to see that MJ has some supportive family members.

Vida in her talking head (wearing her best fishnet shirt and dynasty earrings) says that its not right what Aunt Ziba said about her and that nobody knows everything completely. She says that when its midnight and she sees an accident on the news, if the car is the same color as MJs- she gets in her car and drives to MJ’s and goes to the garage to make sure MJ’s car is fine. Once she knows her car is fine, she stops worrying.  She says that nobody knows these things that she does for MJ, her mother’s duty.  I hope that this little story will make MJ happy, when she sees it. These two need to go on couple’s therapy, asap.

Introducing a Texan Persian Princess

Reza is at a house waiting, when Lilly (new cast member) pulls up. Reza and Lilly air kiss and Reza begins to shower Lilly with compliments.  Reza then explains that Lilly is a new client of his, she’s a Persian princess, rail thin, super rich and that she’s from Texas.  He is “totally obsessed with her right now” and to top it all off he may get a commission from selling her a house.  (I really like Reza’s talking head outfit- very Mad Men)

Reza begins to show Lilly around a gorgeous house hoping to get a feel for what she really wants/needs. Lilly tells Reza that an office is very important to her because she recently started a business, in which she makes bikinis. Reza asks if she also models but she says that she just owns the company but she sometimes wears them for shoots and stuff. (Isn’t that modeling her bikini line?) Anyways Reza can’t stop talking about how skinny she is, so skinny that it excites him. He dreams that maybe one day God will let him wake up and be rail thin. Personally I think she looks like those Bratz dolls from a while back big head and toothpick body.

She likes that the house has all wood flooring because she has a small dog. She mentions she has an ex-boyfriend, that they are buying the house together because he’s trying to win her back. Some guys send flowers, hers buys houses.

In her talking head Lilly is wearing a back dress, big hair and lots of professionally done make up. She’s working it. She says her ex-boyfriend was also her first boyfriend; they got together when she was 19. One of the conditions of them getting back together is that he has to go to L.A.

Lilly is from Houston Texas, where apparently there aren’t a lot of Persians. The large Persian community in L.A. was a way to help convince her parents to let her move to L.A. Reza then tells Lilly she’s lucky he’s not a woman because if he was, they could never be friends. She’s too skinny and pretty.  In his talking head (wearing a purple suit that I don’t care much for and makes me wanna sing purple rain) Reza explains: “I wouldn’t say I’m obsessed with Lilly, I mean just because I wanna skin her and wear her, as like, an overcoat. Doesn’t mean I’m obsessed.” By far Reza cracks me up and has the best talking heads.

Lilly then asks Reza if he’s dating anyone. Yes he is, and has been dating someone for a little bit. They are not exclusive though. In this third talking head, I’m not feeing the bow tie look, with a gold pin – looks a little bit like a dictator. Lilly asked because she has a guy for him that lives there in Beverly Hills, who is young and a bottom- so perfect. TMI. Lilly thinks it’s a nice house, just not the one- she needs bigger.  He’ll show her more houses.

Another  Party

shahs-of-sunset-season-2-gallery-episode-201-11Mike is driving somewhere and talking to his mom on Bluetooth. He is “persionably late” to his friend Manny’s party; he is very successful. Apparently every rich Iranian is going to be at that party and Mike’s plain is to charm them. He arrives at a gorgeous estate in the O.C. (where many O.C. housewives wish they could afford to live) with an amazing spread. I think it may be a baby shower, not sure though. Manny greets Mike and introduces him to his wife Leila. After getting drinks Manny decides to give Mike a tour of the estate. Per Mike, Manny is a baller- drives a Btugati, has a hot wife and a killer mansion in the O.C. He’s got it all and makes Mike want to aspire to have some of the same things. Manny tells Mike his rags to riches story, which was very inspiring-especially for Mike, whose childhood was very privileged. Mike wants to move forward and become as successful as Manny.

Asa’s Fashion Show

shahs-of-sunset-season-2-gallery-episode-201-19Asa goes to Michael Costello’s fashion studio. He is an up and coming Gypsy designer. Asa asks permission to see and touch everything at his studio. Asa asks him what a Persian Pop Princess Wear, to which his assistant plucks out a silver sequined dress for Asa to look at. Asa says she wants them to picture a Kadafi wedding (?) and that dress is too silver for her. His designs appeal to Asa because they are her crazy combo: feminine, sexy, tribal. Michael wants Asa to perform at his fashion show in New York, so she’s there to meet with his money people. This is important because if Asa can land this fashion show she can pay all her bills this month.

They go next door to a meeting to meet with his money people. Michael wants her to perform 2-3 songs, and Asa is super excited. Michael’s accountant/finance person tells Asa that she’s heard awesome things about her, but never heard any of her songs and she’s the one that writes the checks. Well that was bitchy. Asa is annoyed- rightfully so. Asa describes her set and they begin negotiating- but Asa apparently is bad at asking for money. She asks for $15,000, to which they counteroffer $10,000. Asa explains that its not just her, so Michael’s team says that they will show her stuff to some people and if they like what they see they probably can come up moneywise. Asa is confident she got the job and her asking price.

Its Boobs, Not Juggs

Reza goes to MJ’s condo to help her create a dating profile. They pop open a bottle of dom and Reza tells MJ she has long eyelashes that make her look like a bunny- a sexy bunny. MJ can live with that. Her problems with her mom affect her relationships with men. We then have a flashback to Vida telling MJ that she’s not marriage material- MJ disagrees and is working on it. She is marriage material.  Reza helps her create a profile and wants her user name to be Middle Eastern Juggs- but she doesn’t want to, in fact dislikes Reza’s use of the word juggs when referring to her boobs.  It’s a funny exchange and they settle on the user name Persian Cupcakes. It’s a cute scene that made me laugh.

Lilly’s Dog

They show a cute scene of Lilly with her dog, Coconut. When the dog was puppy it was involved in an accident that caused it seizures, so now she walks in circles. Coconut is the love of Lilly’s life- but walking her is a bitch.

Fine Dining by Bravo

The cast meets up at Il Cielo Restaurant for their mandatory meal together. Annoying friends that want camera time, inappropriate comments, and introduction of new cast member and two drunken messes… that us how this dinner party plays out.

shahs-of-sunset-season-2-gallery-episode-201-30GG brings Omid and they start pounding down drinks. Mike knows Omid and says he’s a playboy and had no idea that GG was friends with him. GG want to make it cear not that she has Omis, that she’s not into Mike. (Yeah right) Asa starts talking to Omid and proceeds to tell him that he is loud (obnoxious- which he is) and congratulated him for not getting a nose job. This does not sit well with GG nor Omid. It was rude.

Reza strolls in fashionably late with Lilly in tow. Mike says Reza is a big shit stirrer. Everyone meets Lilly- Asa says Lilly looks like a Persian Barbie. GG likes Lilly too- she loves a girl whose got it going on. Then Asa tries to quiet everyone to make a toast. She tells everyone that she’ll be performing at NY Fashion week. Everyone is invited to see her perform and also invites everyone to a Pool Party Saturday. At this point they all realize that GG is plastered. Omid, Omid, Omid. I’d say he’s shooting for a spot next season. Apparently someone needs to teach him manners, like not to trying to perform inappropriate sexual acts at a dinner table or joke about slapping a woman. Everyone is annoyed and embarrassed. GG and Omid leave in a cab. Lilly is officially introduced to fine dining by Bravo, and as a novice she’s shocked and can’t believe these are Reza’s friends that he talks so much about.

Well this is it for this week! Thoughts? I apologize for any grammatical errors! See you next week!


Tuesday Night Lineup, December 4th by BB

8PM – Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (CBS); Hart of Dixie (CW); The Voice (NBC); Shark Tank (ABC); Raising Hope/Ben and Kate (Fox); Frontier Earth (Anpl); Holmes on Holmes (DIY); Guiliana and Bill (Style)

9PM – Emily Owens, MD (CW); Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition (Lifetime); Go On/New Normal (NBC); Happy Endings/Don’t Trust the B (ABC); New Girl/Mindy Project (Fox); Teen Mom 2 A Closer Look (MTV); Property Virgins (HGTV); Storage Wars (A&E); Little People, Big World (TLC); Alaska: The Last Frontier (Discovery); Hardcore Porn (truTV); Mankind: The Story of All of Us (History); Start-Ups: Silicon Valley (Bravo); Doomsday Preppers (NatGeo); Homicide Hunter (ID); Tia and Tamera (Style);

10PM – Million Dollar Decorators (Bravo); Sons of Anarchy (FX); Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (CBS); Parenthood (NBC); Private Practice (ABC); Underemployed (MTV); Extreme Couponing (TLC); Buying Alaska (Discovery); Ink Master (Spike); Caught Red Handed (truTV); NFL Road Tested (Trvl); Nightmare Next Door (ID); I Hate My Bath (DIY); The Baby Wait (Logo); Headline Country Year in Review (GAC); Chicagolicious (Style)

11PM – Watch What Happens Live; Jeff Lewis & Lisa Rinna (Bravo)

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307 Responses to Is Lauri Peterson Returning to Real Housewives of Orange County? / Real Housewives of Beverly Hills / Amazing Race / Shahs of Sunset

  1. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. NMD you’re up! 🙂 It’s going to be 70 in MD today. You all know I’m loving that. Have a great day.

  2. TexasTart says:

    Good morning!

    Wishing KrissyS prayers for a successful surgery and recovery. (((KrisssyS)))

  3. TexasTart says:

    MTH – very much enjoyed the learning to drive story! 🙂

    • Noelle says:

      me too.

    • Lisa Renee says:

      Morning TT, MTH/Jeff/that guy posted some great stories about his childhood over at the farm run by Empress. Each story is better than the one before. I highly suggest reading them, they are so well written & entertaining. Like mini novellas. Have a great day, Lisa

      • rabblerouser2010R says:

        Cool- thanks for the heads up. I am looking forward to reading them later in the day.
        ( I have to take the little one to preschool- then later on go see the Podiatrist about my broken toes/foot. )

        • Lisa Renee says:

          Hi RR, I wasn’t around to post when you first busted your toes but I saw the story. Talk about a PITA, just in time for the holidays. Hope you continue to heal & really hope the girls don’t realize they have the advantage, temporarily anyway. Lisa

        • LaineyLainey says:

          RR – not sure how I missed this. So sorry about your tootsies!!!!!!!

        • rabblerouser2010R says:

          Thanks everyone.
          I know some people were asking before how it happened- I went to post the story but my connection died and I lost it by the time I was able to come back, there was a new blog. Basically, I stubbed my toes on a box of toy cars the kids left on the floor. I didn’t see it because our bedroom doors are right next to each other and I wound the corner to get them some pj’s after their bath…and whamo.

          I feel worse for my poor MIL. On Saturday her and the kids and DH went to the PX on base to get some groceries. She was holding the girls hands and either tripped on something or her own two feet but fell face first. Because she was holding each of the girls hands, she had nothing to break her fall. DH said some young marine came running over to help him roller her over. She was unconscious for about 10 seconds, blood started pouring from her nose and already there was this huge bump over her eye. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance. DH called me frantic to tell me what happened and that he was bringing the girls home then meeting his mom in the emergency room, I could hear the kids crying hysterically in the back ground. When he brought them home they were still crying. She was admitted that night and they said she had a an orbital fracture and some bleeding outside the membrane of her brain ( I forget what it was called). Fortunately, the bleeding stopped by the next day. She has two huge black eyes and a busted lip and is still in the hospital but will probably be out in the next day or so, then they will do the surgery to repair the eye once ‘it calms down’.

          • trudie says:

            OMG, when it rains it pours! Healing thoughts coming to you and your MIL.

            Wasn’t an orbital fracture what Taylor claimed she had?!

            • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

              Yes (Taylor did LIE, IMO, and claim that Russell gave her an orbital fracture).

              • rabblerouser2010R says:

                LOL- yes MIL really did break it because of an injury….and not because of botox injections which I have heard can happen (wink)

          • Kansas Girl says:

            Man, oh man! What a holiday season this will be for your family. (The pictures will make great cards next year, tho!) Are the girls going to freak when they see her? This had to have been horrifying for them. Hugs to you all!

            At least no one has swallowed a toy car yet!

            • rabblerouser2010R says:

              Hahahaha. no kidding (about the kids swallowing stuff).

              The girls were freaked out at the time and sometime after. DH sent me picture when she was in the ER- which I showed them because I wanted to prepare them. Youngest DD asked me if her eye was black and I said yes, then asked me if it was blue and I said yes…then she asked me if it was purple and I said which she cheered “YAY purple is my favorite color” . I had to explain that body parts aren’t suppose to be purple. Oldest DD didnt want to see her but we insisted. She was okay when she did but then said she didnt want to kiss her because she didn’t want Nonna to get ‘red’ on her (I guess there was some broken blood vessels around her mouth that made a red bruise) but we explained that it was just a bruise and not to worry.

          • BB says:

            Your poor MIL. Hope she’s better soon. And your tootsies too!

          • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

            Wow, Rabble!! First, you break your toe/foot, and THEN, this happens to your MIL. When it rains, it pours, huh? I’m wishing both you and your MIL a speedy recovery. (((Rabble))). (((Rabble’s MIL))) (((Rabble’s Children))) and (((Rabble’s Hubby)))

          • princesspindy says:

            (((RR))) (((RRMIL))) I’m so sorry!! Good thing your hubby has so much practice going to the ER!! That must have been so scary for your babies to see there grandma that way. Hope things start going better!!

          • Powell says:

            Oh goodness RR! I hope your MIL recovers fast. I know the girls were so scared. And you hit your toe? Oh boy. Your poor husband must be out of his mind worried. I guess your girls will feel better once they see grandma. I will definitely say a prayer that your MILs surgery goes well. You take care of that toe. Ouch!

            • rabblerouser2010R says:

              TY, the girls seem to have calmed down.

              Now the issue is what to do when MIL is released from the hospital.She has to stay at her own house because she needs her own bed and even if we had an extra bed, she cant really walk up stairs…which means we will have to stay with her for a little bit.

              I think I have mentioned this before but MIL is a bit of a hoarder so the living room, dining room and kitchen have all kind of junk everywhere, leaves little room to function. MIL is exactly like the MIL from Everyone Loves Raymond so there is only so much of her I can take before I start to get frustrated not to mention it will take me 30 minutes each morning to take dd to school and to pick her up.

              Don’t get me wrong, if needs us I will gladly do it but it will be one of those things you do for someone you care about but it takes something out of you.

              • trudie says:

                You are a good daughter in law, rabble. I totally understand what you are saying. As my mother used to say; “You will get a higher place in heaven.”

          • melthehound says:

            I didn’t know either that you had broken your foot. What is it with your family and toy cars. If one isn’t saying she’s swallowed one, somebody is tripping over one. And you MIL. I’m surprised if she didn’t break her nose as well. My best to you both.

            • rabblerouser2010R says:

              LOL, I didn’t even think about the toy car chronicles until you and someone else mentioned it above. Thanks for the well wishes. I am looking forward to reading your tales on empress’ site.

              • Lisa Renee says:

                RR, this has been some month, I too thought of the case of the missing car. I just want a pic of the ER waiting room with red velvet roped off section that says “RR & family seating only” ! You have had your fill for the year I hope you all get better soon. Lisa

      • melthehound says:

        Good afternoon, Lisa ‘the originator of the term FauxAlity Wednesday’ Renee 😀 I am happy that you’ve enjoyed the stories. BTW, if you’ve played hubby one of my slide shows from this year, 2012, those are all my recordings. You could say that the only serenading I’ve ever done is the one I did with the entire Lynnfam in mind, back in April.

        • Lisa Renee says:

          Good Afternoon to you too, I am sorry I was not clearer about your family stories. I more than enjoyed them, I loved them. Your writing has the ability to transport me back in time (woolworths counter with my mom) and it is a talent I admire. The video I showed him was the one from a few months ago that you linked from a post. The flowers & Mel that shows your photography talent. I didn’t realize that was you playing…very cool. I recall the ones you posted that said it was you & was super impressed. Because of your stories I know how much guitar playing means to you. I knew the way to calm my nutjob down was to introduce him to Mel & it worked. That is one special dog 🙂 thanks for all the laughs, Lisa

    • melthehound says:

      Glad youse enjoyed it 😀

  4. Rebecca says:

    So next week, when we hear Dr. Paul screaming obscenities at Brandi in public, let’s remind Kyle what a HUGE hypocrite she is when she defends him.

    • VV says:

      Let’s not forget Kyle called Camille a F… Liar. ( I read that on Twitter) I guess in Kyle’s BH that is more appropriate than STFU.

      • Noelle says:

        That is exactly why Kyle bugs the he!! out of me.
        She had no problem spewing ” You’re a FU*%ing LIAR Camille,”(in season !(?) @ a lunch, with all present)
        Now she suddenly has a problem with Brandi saying STFU, in regards to her(Kyle’s) very own sister!?! STFU Kyle. Yah, I said it…
        Not feeling Kyle, AT. ALL.
        Kyle want’s to be the STAR!!

        • Noelle says:

          *season 1*

          • VV says:

            Kyle has a very SELECTIVE memory.

            • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

              Yep. She revises history in SUCH a way where she NEVER does anything wrong and where SHE is the one who has often been wronged. She’s delusional and has either very little or NO self-awareness.

              • Called A Princess... says:

                Kyle is a lot like her own mother she is also very parental, which would get on my last nerve. When I was in second grade, “shut up” was the worst combo platter of words one could use. Brandi is an adult, and she thinks she can say just about anything. I still like Brandi, but I am starting to think that she is Bravo’s little drama wizard. I do not think that she is so self defeating, that she want to appear on cable TV in such a callow and unaware manner without direction. Or maybe she just had too much to drink. JMHO.

                • LaineyLainey says:

                  Good point, she’s crazy like a fox. Oh and we don’t say shut up in our house. I said it in the car the other day to my adult daughter who was fussing with our adult son on the way back from their Pappaw’s funeral. And I apologized profusely and my daughter said, “It’s ok, mom. I didn’t shut up anyway. You did your job…most people like us. You can say shut up if you want!” haha! I laughed to myself..thinking….wow, I have permission to say shut up.

      • kit9 says:

        Big differences. They had been hard core fighting for a while before Kyle said that in frustration. Remember, Camille, after working things out with Kyle upstairs, came storming down and attacked Kyle before they even sat down at the table. That wasn’t caught on camera but the sit down fight was…where they went round and round and Camille kept insisting Kyle said something that even Kim said Kyle never said. Then Kyle snapped. The issue in tonights epi was Brandi lobbed the F bomb out of nowhere for no reason when everyone was having a good time and getting along. She completely overreacted. Nobody, not Kim, nobody, thought Adrienne was trying to be mean. And, all that caring about Kim’s feelings, etc Brandi was spewing as justification turned out to be bs. We finally found out the truth at the very end of the episode when Brandi said she thought Adrienne was saying Brandi was being mean to Kim. That’s why she blew. And, how she got that out of what Adrienne said is beyond me.

        • LaineyLainey says:

          Adrienne was displaying her usual ineptitude in casual social interactions. Brandi should have ignored her.

        • Rebecca says:

          Really? Kyle makes a big effing deal out of the eff word… BUT doesn’t say a single word of compassion about her sister crying. Did she ask her if she was ok? Did she get off her ass to check on her in the bathroom? Nope! Brandi did. Kyle is rotten through and through.

          What’s the saying? Beauty is only skin deep but ugliness goes clear to the bone. Kyle has ugly, rotten bones.

          • LaineyLainey says:

            I noticed the same thing, too, Rebecca. Didn’t say anything here because sometimes I think I come off as a Kyle bully. I don’t want to offend her fans. But I sense something in her that is…I don’t want to say how I really feel, as it might incite…but there’s something “off” about her in regards to Kim.

            • Rebecca says:

              Oh well (clinks glasses).

              Are you secretly hoping she gets her hair stuck in a door, too?

              • LaineyLainey says:

                NO!!!! ( I say with a trembly voice and all shifty-eyed). LOL
                just kidding!! No one needs to get hurt, people!!! But if she did get it caught in the door…Would that make her finally cut and style her “too long hair”? Was it CAP who said that earlier? so funny….”her too short skirt and her too long hair…”

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      Yes, lets. I never even thought of it that way.

      Also, Paul, as a gentleman, should NOT have done that. He could have expressed his displeasure in a classier way. I mean, he does represent, not only himself, but also his plastic surgery business. Calling a woman a BITCH and getting involved in “WOMEN’S business” are NOT good looks for Mr. Paul.

      KARMA sure got HIM quickly, though, because, once he filed for divorce, he felt the sneaky and underhanded and lowdown wrath of Adrienne the SAME way Brandi did. I wonder if he felt like a fool and ever apologized to Brandi.

      I think Brandi’s MAJOR problems with Adrienne are because of the following:

      1) Adrienne trying to organize a meeting with the other women so they could come up with a game plan for ganging up on and attacking Lisa at the Reunion (I would not have participated in that either, and it would definitely color my opinion of Adrienne in a negative way. I also would be giving her the “side-eye” forevermore after that because, if she could try to do that to Lisa, she could try to do it to ANYBODY who got on her “bad side” for ANY petty reason. Adrienne’s issues with Lisa were TOTALLY petty, IMO.).

      2) In her 1st blog of this season, Brandi mentioned that “people” tried to prevent her from becoming a full-time cast member despite the fact that they KNOW how much she NEEDS this job financially (I read that Adrienne, Kyle and Taylor were the people threatening BRAVO with quitting if Brandi became a full-time cast member. Because Brandi lights up the screen, brings the drama, and had built up a VERY LARGE fan base during her 1st season on the show, BRAVO called their bluff and basically said, “Walk then, because Brandi WILL become a full-time cast member, no if’s, and’s or butt’s. We can find other cast members to replace you.”

      3) Paul and Adrienne trying to threaten and pressure her into saying that she LIED about Adrienne’s trying to organize an ANTI-Lisa Pre-Reunion meeting when she did NOT lie about that.

      If I were Brandi, I would have MAJOR issues with Adrienne after all of that too.

      • Powell says:

        Detox you never thought about it, me neither. It just occured to me that Paul & Adrienne’s relationship was already rocky. Maybe he thought he’d better start having his wifes back. If that’s it then he still should’ve have expressed it to Brandi in a classier way as you said.

        • kit9 says:

          We also don’t know what it was Brandi revealed about Adrienne’s/Paul’s family. Kim described it as a ‘bombshell’. Anything short of that, then yes, he should have not cursed her out. Also, I’m sure he’s pissed at Brandi for cursing Adrienne out for nothing at the dinner party. Still, unless it is a bombshell, he shouldn’t lower himself to classless Brandi behavior. Especially, as was mentioned, since he has a practice to think about and should try to be professional.

      • kit9 says:

        Brandi back tracked her the silly ambush at the reunion accusation big time as I recall. And, I don’t see Taylor demanding anything from Bravo, she needs a check too much. And, Adrienne, she and Brandi had a few words at the reunion but it wasn’t a big deal. That #2 sounds like tabloid silliness. And, #3, we don’t know that happened, Brandi, oddly didn’t say what it was they were trying to get her to say/retract. Plus, Brandi ain’t exactly a reliable source after the reunion and her obvious lying during her exchange with Adrienne and Kyle exposing her as a huge phony.

        • Called A Princess... says:

          Correct me if I am wrong, but didn’t Brandi spend, some amount of time season two, commenting on Addy and Paul’s fake marriage? That would give Paul a reason to call Brandi several choice names. Brandi should not have been putting herself in the middle of anyone else’s marriage considering what she had been through during her own. Brandi makes for good TV but she is no angel of mercy. IMO.

          • LaineyLainey says:

            Amen. I still like her in as much as I like any of these people, but still..amen. don’t comment on my marriage or yer dead. Unless you’re saying good things of course!!!!

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          I NEVER remember Brandi backtracking on her reunion ambush accusation, at ALL (Also, just WHAT statements do you think Adrienne and Paul, via Twitter and a personal phone call, do you think they were trying to get Brandi to retract?! I am pretty sure Adrienne’s failed attempt at a pre-Reunion ambush meeting was at least ONE — if not the MAIN – statements).

          I can TOTALLY see Taylor standing with Adrienne & Kyle in threatening to quit if Brandi became a full-time cast member because Brandi totally called her out on SO QUICKLY writing a book about a man who had JUST killed himself (Eddie is STILL living and can defend himself. Russell could NOT. Also, it HAS been 3 or more YEARS since Brandi & Eddie’s divorce, and according to Brandi, a LARGE portion of the book will be devoted to HER flaws and the mistakes SHE made and the poor ways in which SHE handled things during and after her divorce proceedings and serving as a cautionary tale, advising men and women to NOT do some of the things SHE did. It’s supposedly not going to be a book where she TOTALLY bashes Eddie and makes herself sound like an innocent VICTIM/MARTYR — unlike SOCIOPATH/perpetual VICTIM, Taylor!).

          Also, Brandi told a story about a PERSONAL conversation she had with Russell that made Taylor look like a LIAR, a MANIPULATOR and a total SOCIOPATH at the Reunion.

          She wiped the floor with Taylor’s ass at that Reunion; she let Taylor know that she had Taylor’s “number”; she clued the viewing audience — by exposing her conversation with Russell — as to EXACTLY what that “number” might be; and she let Taylor know that she had NO compunctions about doing the SAME things AGAIN ON CAMERA.

          I can see this making Taylor LIVID and THREATENED enough to stand with Adrienne and Kyle (of course, if BRAVO fired her, she COULD, like RHOOC’s Alexis ALLEGEDLY did, BEG for her job back by playing on their sympathy,and, if THAT did not work, threaten BRAVO with a Wrongful Death Lawsuit. I mean, she would not have to PAY for it, seeing as how she WAS and still IS screwing her MARRIED Lawyer!).

          So, it sounds totally plausible to me and NOT, as you say, like “some tabloid silliness.”

          As for your argument that Brandi and Adrienne “simply had a few words,” and it “was no big deal” to Adrienne, that’s like saying Malcolm X only had a “passing interest” in African-American history.

          Adrienne is the SAME woman who WARRED with Lisa over calling her dog “Crackpot,” calling her shoe “the Maloof Hoof” and NOT FORCING her daughter to have her bachelorette party when it was not EVEN Lisa who was throwing the party any damned way (and SO WHAT if she WAS?! Lisa had a right to throw Pandora’s bachelorette party at Chuck-E-Damned-Cheese if she so desired!!! I mean, maybe Pandora likes the games and has a special place in her heart for their Mouse Mascot. In ANY case, it was NONE of Adrienne’s damned business!!)! All of these totally PETTY and totally RIDICULOUS reasons are why Adrienne tried to assassinate Lisa’s character and possibly negatively affect her livelihood by OUTRIGHT accusing her of selling stories to the press.

          Brandi called Adrienne out for being sneaky and trying to organize that meeting and for DISLIKING Lisa, even though Adrienne tried to deny it and ask Brandi where she heard this. Brandi’s COOL response WITHOUT blinking: “Members of YOUR staff.” If I remember correctly, Adrienne was SPEECHLESS when Brandi said that (probably because it was TRUE).

          What Brandi did and said was way more serious than anything Lisa had ever done! Based on her disproportionate response to Lisa’s MINOR offenses — which was WAR — I would say that, after the Reunion, Adrienne’s response and NEXT MISSION would be SHUTTING Brandi up; FORCING her to retract her statements with THREATS; and then TOTALLY DESTROYING her, but keeping her hands clean by getting her MINIONS (like Bernie) to do it (hence the constant negative stories about Brandi issued by RadarOnline over the past SEVERAL months. There were also a FEW [not NEARLY as many as the ones about Brandi,though ]negative stories issued by RadarOnline about every OTHER RHOBH cast mate EXCEPT FOR ONE: Adrienne Maloof. Isn’t that ODD? Not to ME. Even Stevie Wonder can see that those stories have Adrienne’s “grubby little fingerprints” ALL OVER them!).

          Brandi has her faults, and she strikes me as MANY things, but a LIAR ain’t one of ’em!

          • LaineyLainey says:

            dUuuuude…that was so good. Here’s how I feel about your post….

            • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

              And you are the “sunshine” of my life too, Lainey Lainey! I see what you did there by giving me a Stevie Wonder song (You CLEVER little thing, YOU!). 😉

          • melthehound says:

            Detox, thanks for the history lesson… err… Rant 😀 Stadium applause complete with the Wave.

            • Called A Princess... says:

              Detox, Brandi is still inserting herself into someone else’s marriage. It makes her look bitter/much/messy. IMO.

              • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

                I called Brandi out on doing that and said she was WRONG, WRONG, WRONG for doing so. Even though I love her, I still CLEARLY see her flaws and when she does wrong.

            • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

              You are VERY welcome, MTH! And thank YOU for the applause and the Wave. Things like that can often just make my day! 😀

            • pugluva911 says:

              I am late to the party but ITA as well Detox! Im always amazed how many details of the show I seem to miss, but thats why i come here and read everyones comments. I actually rewatched this past episode of RHOBH just to see if i could catch the stuff i missed.

          • Lisa Renee says:

            Detox, OMG, put a fork in me I am done, Malcom X & passing interest, I am dying. That was a great rant. My 2 cents on the dam engagement party. IIRC, Lisa’s dear long time friend offered to “host” Pandora’s event. In RPP(richpeopleproblems) that means the only time anyone would have to bend their elbow is to tip the staff. I am sure Ad would present a bill at the end of the week-end. To me it was a no brainer, she wanted air time for the Palms which is off the strip & a major PITA & the revenue. Thanks for the no help help, I would have passed also. Lisa

            • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

              Thanks for the compliment about my rant. 😉 ITA with you on everything else you said.

              • Lisa Renee says:

                My family thinks I qualify for a seeing eye dog (not allowed to drive) so call me stevie because that was an astute observation about Radar & lack of stories about the Hoof. Went right by me 🙂 Lisa

          • TexasTart says:

            A totally kick *ss rant, DETOX! 😛

  5. Eastbayca says:

    Back from vacay….much to read and watch.
    Jillzy has taken what I have heard Ramona and Bethenny say in interviews and rephrased them…she is not even original in her answers.

  6. deadendlights says:

    Watching Adrienne and Taylor is so frustrating. Adrienne literally said “that was inappropriate” about 10 times in the course of a few minutes. I really wish that Bravo hadn’t decided to bring them back this season. It’s not as though either of them would have been sorely missed or anything. Taylor scored as high as Dana/Pam in last years end of season ‘Who’s Your Favorite Housewife’ poll on WWHL (2%) and Adrienne didn’t do much better (8%).

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:


      • Called A Princess... says:

        I think that Taylor is one person that Bravo does not want to mess with in a callous manner. I think she will be slowly fazed out with as little drama as possible. IMO.

    • BB says:

      This scene is laughable considering how Paul and Adrienne (especially Adrienne) defamed each other in the press during their separation/divorce/cutody battle. I wonder if they look at this and cringe about how they acted. Paul might, Adrienne probably not.

      • VV says:

        True BB! That and how Assdriene treated Lisa at reunion and allowing her employee to do the same. IORC, Paul did his good share of badmouthing Lisa on Talking Heads and Twitter too last season.

        • BB says:

          I’m going to give Paul more of a pass than Adrienne. He was being loyal to his wife which was as it should have been. At the time he was only getting one side of the stories. He was kind of in between a rock and a hard place. That being said, he was sure laying it on thick for the cameras. Lol!

          • VV says:

            Dr Toilet Paper lost all my respect on that scene. Calling a woman names on National TV, Not cool. Not gentleman like. Perhaps, it’s true that he has a temper.

            • LaineyLainey says:

              mmm hmmmm, my thoughts exactly

            • rabblerouser2010R says:

              But what is it that Brandi said and who did she say it to that got them upset?

              It seems to be suggested that Brandi is leaking information about their marriage; if it’s true, I find it out of order and I can see why they would be mad.
              I like Brandi, I really do but if she wants to have a mouth like a truck driver when she is arguing with someone, she can’t cry fowl when that type of language is thrown back at her.

              • VV says:

                Not coming from a man. The question should be who was leaking information from Casa Maloof that made it to Brandi’s ears.

                • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

                  Ditto. If the other WOMEN want to throw obscenities her way, I have NO problem with that. I don’t like a man doing it to a woman, though. *Shrug*

                  It’s similar to this past episode of “Shahs,” where Omid basically asked/threatened to “Rick Flair (wrestle? hit?) the women at the table. If he would have said that to a MAN or MEN at the table, fine (Because they are ALL MEN), then fine (It would have been inappropriate and in poor taste, but whatever). I know he was NOT serious, but the women (and other men) at the table had a right to be offended and to call him out for being disrespectful for talking to women that way. JMHO.

                • kit9 says:

                  I completely disagree. That it’s ok for a woman to spew, yell at a man or other women but a man can’t curse/yell at a woman. That’s the argument that Jill and her evil minions used against Alex. It is sexist to me to regard women as poor little defenseless lambs that have to be treated like porcelain and suggests that a man cursing at a woman is akin to physical abuse somehow.

                  • LaineyLainey says:

                    Kit 9 – I agree with you. If a woman is going to speak like a slut pig; then it should be ok for anyone to use the same language on said woman.

                    • Called A Princess... says:

                      Lainey and kit9 I agree with you. Brandi has been saying things about Addy and Paul’s marriage as a punch line, for sometime now. She should know better. She is playing with fire. Maybe Paul just finally had had enough. People have a right to be proprietary about their own marriage, one would think, even if it is not a good one.

                      Also Jill and Sonja’s deal about men not yelling at them is another sign that they want to be treated in an exceptional manner and that they do not want to answer to or be responsible for slippery and deplorable behavior. Both women are the type, that would throw the lit match on the bucket of gasoline, complain about the explosion and smoke and then be mad at the husband of one of the guest for yelling at them, because they had cause the dangerous situation. JMHO.

                  • VV says:

                    Paul started cursing and calling Brandi names out of the blue.
                    If Brandi had started it, I would get it. It was uncalled for IMO.

                    • Called A Princess... says:

                      VV. LOL. This show is not produced in a vacuum. Issues get carried over from season to season to current day to day shooting schedules. Are you trying to tell me that Paul is only reacting to what Brandi is saying in real time and not what Addy has been telling him since the beginning of the working relationship with Brandi? Even if that is the way that it is presented to the viewer, I do not believe it. Most Housewives viewers have moved beyond the production edit to a subtext that belies very little innocents generally for either character in a given conflict. I like Paul and I like Brandi so I hope they work it out. JMHO.

              • Lisa Renee says:

                I think what Brandi was referencing was post reunion. Paul & Add wanted her to go on twitter & take back what she said about the gangbang for Lisa they were planning. Brandi in her TH made the comment about not being Add’s puppet & declined to recant the accusation. Lisa

              • kit9 says:

                Oh! That’s probably it! Their marriage, I hadn’t thought of that. I remember Brandi made that nasty snide remark about Adrienne’s marriage at the reunion.

            • Powell says:

              VV where does Dr Toilet Paper come from?

              • Lisa Renee says:

                Hi Powell, Hope this makes sense…. During last nights chat blog VV was on fire, really everyone was. Lots of lol’s. She expressed (paraphrasing) she use to like him but now he is toilet paper to him. Its her new pet name for him. I remember because I replied since he traded in his kickstand for a mangina hes going to need it. I enjoyed your comments today, Lisa

                • Lisa Renee says:

                  Toilet paper to *her* talking about Paul. I am so bad at trying to answer this type of question, sorry

          • Beckygrey says:

            What he should have done was stayed out of it in public. Supporting his wife in private. No matter what the subject, let your wife handle Brandi, it’s no place for a man nor vis versa…(i.e. Heather from OC who thought that it was necessary for her to speak for her husband Terry when talking to Slade) STAY IN YOUR LANE!

            • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:


            • kit9 says:

              Unless what Brandi said had to do with him. We’ll see. Kim did say bombshell. hmm…

              • Called A Princess... says:

                There are two people in a marriage. If Brandi keeps poking the marriage, both parties in the marriage have a right to comment. Brandi is being very messy and it looks like transference, to me. Someone got in the middle of her marriage, so she is doing the same. She is not just a flirt but she has said rather nasty things, in the past, concerning the other housewives relationships with their spouses. She is not a very deep person. IMO.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      Didn’t we recently learn that Brandi supposedly outed or nearly outed Paul and Adrienne’s marital problem? Something about Brandi wanting them to be more authentic (i.e. it’s a reality show) and Adrienne trying to hide it from the cameras? That, coupled with what we now learn that Paul and Adrienne tried to get her to rescind her support of Lisa. So no wonder there is so much tension.

      • Stars99 says:

        All we are is dust in the wind – Is that what happened… Brandi outed or nearly outed Paul & Adienne’s marital problems? If I had marital problems I would totally try to hide them from the cameras, too – not sure why I would have signed up for a reality show about my life, if my life was in shambles in the first place, though… that being said… a lot has been talked about the STFU comment… but I’ve got to say, that for me personnaly… one of the horrible things that was said was when Brandi talked about Adrienne not being smart enough to write a book – other than a children’s book… I HATED that comment – and I usually am ok with Brandi… but insulting someone’s intelligence is way worse than telling them to be quiet… AND… it minimized how smart you really have to be to write a children’s book. I’ve been talking about writing a children’s book for years… and I still haven’t written word one… lolol… okay… I’ve got to stop commenting… cuz I’ll run out of snark for the blog recap… well, maybe not… lolol

        • not THAT Jill says:

          Stars-you have snark to spare..You my friend will never run out (which is good for those of us who LOVE your snark)!!

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          I did not like that comment from Brandi either. Adrienne may lack COMMON SENSE in some ways (washing a chicken with hand soap; her hideous outfits; etc.), but she DOES have a college degree, and if I am not mistaken, graduated college with honors. Those things indicate to me that Adrienne DOES have enough intelligence to write a book, particularly a CHILDREN’s book.

          I love Brandi, but she does often mis-spell things on Twitter, and I don’t think she has any other degrees besides a high school diploma. Also, being married for 8 years and having NOTHING in your name and knowing NOTHING about you and your spouse’s financial situation and instead choosing to just BLINDLY TRUST your spouse would be considered by many (including myself) to be kinda DUMB. I love you Brandi, but it’s the truth. JMHO.

        • kit9 says:

          If it is the marriage, it’s none of Brandi’s effing bidness to ‘out’ it. What the hel* is wrong with her? Who made her the truth police? Especially since it’s not like Adrienne has presented her marriage as a model of domestic bliss. And, in any case, it’s none of Brandi’s business. Zero. Zip.

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        Well, Brandi made a comment at the Reunion, which basically implied that Paul and Adrienne were having marital problem/possibly having a sham marriag/possibly being on the verge of divorce.

        However, I don’t think that this is to what Kim was referring when she told Paul and Adrienne that Brandi had “recently” released some information about their family.

        With regard to the issue of Brandi allegedly wanting to FORCE Adrienne to be more authentic regarding her marital problems, despite the fact that I LOVE Brandi, I am NOT on her side with regard to THAT particular issue. When it comes to that, I think Brandi is WRONG, WRONG, WRONG (and I can’t STAND Adrienne and LOVE Brandi, but I have to be FAIR)!!

        Brandi cannot force a grown woman to be something she is NOT. Just because Brandi is totally open and “puts it all out there” regarding her personal life does NOT mean that Adrienne should be the same.

        I think, out of protection for their children, Adrienne and Paul have a RIGHT to keep issues regarding their marriage PRIVATE (I felt the SAME way when the other cast members of RHONJ were pissed that Teresa was not telling ALL of her marital and financial and legal business on t.v. Marriage. Finances [unless you are trying to pretend that you are rich when you are about to go bankrupt]. Legal Issues. To me, those 3 areas deserve a “zone of privacy” [if a person DESIRES to keep these areas private and off-camera. However, if you want to be partly or totally open about one or all of those area in your life, knock yourself out. Just don’t EXPECT or try to FORCE another person to do the same]) even IF you are on a REALITY show.

        If Brandi did do this, I think she did it out of REVENGE and to get back at Adrienne for things.

        • kit9 says:

          And, to suck up to Lisa, who I doubt would condone it.

          • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

            Lisa would LOVE it PRIVATELY, but NOT CONDONE it PUBLICALLY. I LOVE Queen Vanderpump, but she IS human after all (I don’t think she’d mind seeing Adrienne squirm on television. In fact, I think she might QUITE enjoy it. *Shrug*). JMHO.

        • Powell says:

          Another Amen sista.

        • VV says:

          Detox I love you but if you want your life private do not go on national TV or even worst do not go on a reality show.

          • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

            I agree, but I still don’t think being on a reality show means I MUST let them film me urinating, having sex with my husband or kicking his ass IN PRIVATE (although I may put on a happy face to the PUBLIC). I also think it gives BRAVO the right to DEMAND that I discuss pending legal issues.

            There ARE some limits (although I MOSTLY agree with you).

            And I love ya right back!! 😉

            • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

              Correction: “DON’T think it gives BRAVO the right to DEMAND that I discuss pending legal issues.”

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      I’m wondering exactly WHAT information Brandi allegedly released about Paul and Adrienne’s family and how Kim knew about Brandi releasing it.

      • Called A Princess... says:

        Detox, maybe… Brandi told Lisa… Lisa told Kyle… Kyle told Kim… and then Kim told Addy?

      • VV says:

        Dr TP was eating at Villa Blanca several weeks ago and Today Brandi was thanking him for a Dr referral. It seems to me Maloof/Nassif once again overreacted based on ear saying. ……….And looks like to me like Dr. TP went on an apology tour. We won’t find out until after the reunion.

  7. RHOFrance says:

    In the limo on the way home, I don’t know why Kyle had to bring up the STFU comment, but she did.
    When i see her, i take Zoila’s accent and say loud “what é bitch”. I was always trying to make excuses for her horrible behavior previous seasons : child actors family (we know that’s kind of not the good lifestyle for a child), sister is an addict, she’s not that good looking within the others women etc. But hell to the no. She’s got a dream life right now, beautiful husband (if you like that kind of men), a beautiful home, beautiful children, no money problem we are aware of, but she chose to impersonate just a vile, bored out of her mind, jealous and horrible woman. If she’s really like this in real life, not for the show, that’s sad for her and she needs as much as therapy as her sister. If it’s for the show, good for her. That’s not the path i will chose but i hope for her the pay is worth it and that her family is aware she plays a role because that’s not the legacy i want to leave to mine if i was her.

    Oh and Hello everyone !

    • Noelle says:

      Hello to you too!
      So nice to hear from you! 😀

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Hi Frenchy!!!

    • Kansas Girl says:

      I love that you say that in Zoila’s accent! You’re so funny! (Welcome back!)

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Oh and I think I know why Kyle had to bring up STFU in the limo. It’s because she is a good little Bravo employee. Just like Tamra. They do whatever it takes to keep the drama moving along. Even if they have to show their A$$. Would it have been boring without the drama about STFU? It actually would have been nice for the viewer to not have the drama in the limo. I remember being so shocked about kyle outing her sister in the limo at the end of Season 1. Kept asking myself, “Why did she do that?” Duh… she did it for Bravo. Gave them her sister’s head on a silver platter. “Here, Bravo….aren’t I a good loyal Bravo employee? I will bring the drama; no matter the cost.” Just like TamRAW!!!

      • Stars99 says:

        Hi Lainey, Lainey – so nice we say it twice – Yeah…that was it for me…regarding Kyle… she had lulled me into liking her – even with her faults up to that point of time. There was no need to out Kim in the limo at that point at all… and I understand what it’s like to live with an alcoholic – my dad was one… there are a lot of layers – BUT… I would NEVER have told anyone about it except my closest of friends (who had no contact with my dad) until AFTER he was sober… much less on national TV. Now, Kyle is just really vile to me. It’s like it’s this game to her to acquire face time on TV. I saw an awesome documentary yesterday, “Baby Peggy – the elephant in the room” about a child actor… it was interesting to learn about her dynamic with her sister – and I thought about Kyle and Kim’s dynamic… it was interesting…

        • princesspindy says:

          I watched part of that Baby Peggy on TCM yesterday.

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          I’m sorry you had to deal with an alcoholic father, Stars. I AM glad he got sober, though. (((Stars)))

        • LaineyLainey says:

          Thanks Stars99 – – it’s great when someone “gets” me. It’s nice to be “gotten”? Oh you know what I mean!! sorry about your dad; dang that’s hard, girl. But he got sober and that’s something to celebrate! Yeah, I liked her up to that point in as much as I like any of these people…but that was IT for me. That moment – it really got to me. I felt the betrayal on Kim’s behalf. Not sure why I took it so hard.

          Baby Peggy, huh? I have GOT to watch that. Sounds fascinating.

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        Good Points, Lainey!

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      Hello, RHOFrance! It’s good to see you back, and I agree with EVERYTHING you just said.

      • Called A Princess... says:

        The whole scene, season one, in the limo was one of the most haunting in Housewives history. Kyle getting out of the car, adjusting her too short, ill fitting skirt and flipping her, too long hair back, and stating that her husband will never help Kim again. Calling Kim crazy, at least 5 times. Second husband, house thief. Kim ‘former child star’ broken. Time stopped for a least 3 minutes. Kyle looked like a she demon. I have never trusted her again. I was like she wanted to destroy her ill sister, in front of the world. JMHO.

      • Rebecca says:

        Oui Oui!

  8. BB says:

    Hey, there! Good to hear from you!

  9. Noelle says:

    Great recap BB!! xo

    Great recap also, MTH! Rooting for my Beekman boys!

  10. Noelle says:

    Off to tidy up tasks!
    I really am, coffee’s kicking in.
    Raining like cats and dogs here and I loves it!!
    No snow makes me .. HAPPY!!
    Happy Tuesday everyone!! 😉

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Send some of that rain to TX!!

      • Kansas Girl says:

        We could use some in KS too! Tho I can’t object to sunshine and highs in the 60s this week.

    • kit9 says:

      Rain? What’s this rain you speak of? Arizonan here.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      Raining like cats and dogs here in Louisiana too. I’m one of the FEW people, like you, who LOVE it when it rains. The only thing I DON’T like is that it’s forcing me to miss my Power Walk 2 days in a row. How am I going to get HIGH SCHOOL SKINNY and “gets me a MANS” if I can’t do my power walk, Dammit??!!

  11. contessa says:

    Kyle was disgusting in that dinner scene last night, clutching her pearls and acting like she hasn’t ever heard the work f–k. Kyle – let’s go back to the previous season when you and Kim were cursing out Brandi after hiding her crutches. I also didn’t see Kyle going to Brandi’s defense when drunken Taylro was making all those nasty comments at YoYo’s dinner about Brandi sleeping with everyone in BH. If you are going to feign all this shock and proper behavior put it into context with regard to not only the words spoken, but the subject matter as well.

    Lisa was correct with Brandi telling her she was giving the witches of BH an excuse to go after her. Lisa is one smart cookie. I am appalled at all the drinking going on at Kim’s retreat…I understand that a recovering alchoholic needs to deal with this. However out of respect they could have all cut down on the liquor consumption in my opinion. The scene with Kyle and Kim was painful to watch (in the kitchen), as it was evident to me Kim can barely tolerate Kyle. Also please note Kyle did not follow Kim into the ladies when she was crying during dinner…very telling.
    There is much more to the story with the sisters. I do believe Kyle and Mauricio maybe did take advantage of Kim with regard to the sale/purchase of Kim’s share of their mother’s house in Palm Springs. This is a powder keg. Also Kim’s children did not attend Portia’s party – I cannot believe all of them were busy at that time. Taylor making fun of Kim seeking spiritual healing was disgusting, saying all the things she said in her standup. Adrienne, Kyle and Traylor lips are truly nasty, and mean just doesn’t cut it anymore in describing the 3 witches of Beverly Hills.

    • Donna says:

      I have long suspected that the house was bought and paid for by Kim’s earnings.

      • VV says:

        When I was a lonely Kyle fan on this blog, I defended her by saying maybe she and Mauricio took ownership of the house before the bank foreclose Blah blah blah I made so many excuses for Kyle. Now, I’m suspicious about the whole thing and perhaps Kim was right all this time and they took the house from her.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      ITA, Mama Contessa!

    • kit9 says:

      The only one who was disgusting during last night’s episode was Brandi. Telling Kim that everyone wanted her to fail was absolutely disgusting beyond words. It’s vile on so many levels. And Kyle didn’t curse at Brandi on game night, Kim did. And, it wasn’t the word and just improper behavior, it was insane behavior…it was that it was an F-bomb out of nowhere and completely unjustified and uncalled for. And, we don’t know Kyle heard what Taylor said about Brandi at that dinner. Most likely she didn’t. It was a very full table. And, come on, if Kyle was listening, you know Bravo would have had a cut away of her reaction.

      • kit9 says:

        Oh, and I didn’t mention Brandi’s massive hypocrisy over the book and women supporting each other. That was disgusting, too. So, she complains that women don’t support each other yet she ripped Taylor for her book deal and defended Russell, a man with a confirmed history of beating women. Nice! Not to mention that the only reason Brandi didn’t cash in on a book deal in a ‘hot minute’ is because nobody was offering one then. She would have been all over it as she was dead broke.

      • rabblerouser2010R says:

        I don’t think that Brandi should have said that people at that table wanted to see her fail either. I think when you say that to someone so new in recovery its way of giving them permission to fail because now it’s everyone elses fault they weren’t only not supportive but worse working against her (or at least that is how an unsober mind would rationalize it)..

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          I don’t think Brandi should have said that either.

          That being said, I DO think that Kyle DOES SUBCONSCIOUSLY want Kim to fail so she can re-gain control over her and fall back into her role of being “the Sister that has it ALL TOGETHER” and Kim falling back into her role as being a “HOT ASS MESS.” I have personal experience with this. There are 3 girls in my Mom’s family: my Mom and her younger sisters, who happen to be fraternal twins.

          My Mom plays the “Kathy Hilton” role with my BSC/Borderline Personality Disorder/Alcoholic/Prescription Pill Addict HOT MESS Sister. I love my Aunt, but it’s true. And my OTHER Aunt, who I love dearly and who is my ‘Nanny/Godmother”, DOES, unfortunately and subconsciously play the “Kyle” role with her twin. She HELPS her and SEES about her, but, BOY, does she NEVER let her forget it and often put her down!! Sometimes, my “Kim Aunt” calls my Mom crying about the MEAN things my “Kyle” Aunt can say to her. My Mom understands BOTH sides: “Kyle Aunt’s” frustration and “Kim Aunt’s right to still be treated with some dignity and without cruelty.”

          BUT she KICKS BOTH of their asses when one or the other is in the wrong. They both often call my Mom to “tell” on each other. My Mom has her faults, but she IS a FAIR person (except when it comes to ME. EVERYTHING is MY fault. I’m kidding….but I’m really NOT).

          So, when necessary, she heads on over to “Kyle Aunt” and tells her to KNOCK IT OFF (This quite often involves curse words which HORRIFY my HOLY ROLLER/DEVOUT CHRISTIAN/ANTI-ABORTION PROTESTER/LIVES IN CHURCH/JUDGMENTAL “Kyle” Aunt), and she threatens to have my Aunt move in with HER (God forbid!! My father would BLOW A GASKET — but put up with it because he is a MISER, and it’s cheaper to keep her. *Shrug*). My “Kyle Aunt” does NOT want this because she would have to give up control and her role as the “Martyr”.

          OR she heads on over to “Kim Aunt’s” house (when SHE is in the wrong) and threatens to agree with the other siblings to move her in with one of my Mom’s “evil” brothers, who have offered, or agree with the others to have her placed in a Nursing Home when she is pulling MAJOR STUNTS (AGAIN!!).

          Family dynamics can be VERY, VERY, VERY complicated.

          • rabblerouser2010R says:

            LOL- you have a lot of fascinating stories about all the dramatics of your extended family. I think it would make a great book. 😀

            • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

              That’s CUZ there are TONS of us on BOTH sides —

              which increases the NUMBERS when it comes to CRAZIES, RELIGIOUS ZEALOTS, DRUNKS, LIARS, HO’S, ILLNESSES, DEATHS, ETC.

              Don’t get me wrong. We also have LOTS of SANE, hardworking, educated, upstanding citizens in my family too. It’s just that their stories are not as INTERESTING or FUN.

              Here’s a quick one:

              A couple of years ago, I was having dinner with my Dad when he SWORE that he’d told me about one of his great uncles who SHOT his son-in-law in the FOOT for beating his daughter (the son-on-law’s wife).

              I convinced him that he had NOT. So, he told me the story of my great-great uncle walking into the man’s house, telling him he better STOP beating his daughter or else, shooting him in the FOOT and then calmly walking out as the man screamed (He lived, and the authorities saw absolutely NO reason for doing ANYTHING to my great-great uncle because, as far as they were concerned, my uncle was JUSTIFIED).

              So, I then asked my Dad, whose HEAD was DOWN in his plate as he THOROUGHLY enjoyed his food, “Daddy, would you SHOOT my husband or boyfriend in the FOOT for beating me?”

              Without looking up or missing a beat he said, “DEPENDS.”

              I asked, “DEPENDS??!! On WHAT??!!”

              He slowly looked up at me, dead in my eyes, paused (for dramatic effect), kept a SERIOUS look on his face and answered, “On what YOU did…..”

              I screamed “WHAAAAAATTTTTT!!!!” Then he started laughing, and I started laughing too.

              NOT that I want my Dad to shoot a man in the FOOT (or anywhere else, for that matter). 😀

  12. Kansas Girl says:

    Ana, I love your recap of Shahs. I didn’t watch and your recap is like being there. I love that you not only included the action, but also described the clothing. Drama and fashion in one recap. Wonderful! Thanks!

  13. Vegas Chick says:

    Funniest thing about STFUgate is that they all repeated it over and over… even Yolanda, lol.

    So, what episode are we on and has anyone noticed that Traylor has been drunk in every single one of them? Enuf said.

    Hope everyone has a great day! Have to scadoodle out of here, but wanted to stop by, say hello and throw in my two cents, FWIW… 🙂

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      You have a great day too, VC!

    • kit9 says:

      Oh, they’ve noticed I’m sure, kind of hard to miss and will probably confront her if the leaks for this season are correct. Actually, both Taylor and Brandi were hammered in Ojai. Really drunk. The other women, Lisa, Kyle, Adrienne, had some wine but weren’t drunk.

  14. VV says:

    Pinky’s Blog is Up!!! Pinky’s Blog is Up!!!

  15. VV says:

    Charo’s Blog is up too and people are letting her have it 👿

  16. BB says:

    My little Tanner man is sick and throwing up this morning. 😦 That’s him sitting on the couch at the beach with my mom while she’s reading.

  17. BB says:

    Splits Richards’ blog is up.

  18. not THAT Jill says:

    Does anyone really believe Yolanda has never watched BH? Just like heather on OC? Come on ladies-do you really expect us to believe that? When people get hired for a job there is always some vetting going on. I can not see Yolanda going into this show without watching it first-that would lead me to believe she is stupid-and she tries so hard to remind us how smart and sophisticated she is.
    Brandi knew who to hitch her wagon to with Queen VanderPump. If Brandi ever turns on Lisa-it will be her reality TV death. If people didn’t hate Kyle and Adrienne so much I wonder if they would still love Brandi as much as they do. Brandi yelled in a crowded restaurant at Adrienne to STFU-I wonder what the opinion would be if she said the same to the Queen? If she said it to Kyle I think she may be thrown a ticker tape parade.Brandi needs to look at Tamra from the OC-being rude and immature and saying it’s “being honest” is just redic-. Im over meanness being wrapped up in the honesty bow. I dont think Kyle was offended by the F word-I think it was the whole delivery that caused a stir. Kyle calling Camille a F-ing liar proves that Kyle has a dirty mouth but I dont think the situation is the same. That whole dinner in NY was out of control-this Ojai dinner was not…until STFU.
    I still am perplexed as to why Brandi told Kim that the people at the table were waiting for her to fail? What prompted her to say that? I dont think it was out of love for Kim-that can be helpful to Kim recovery to hear that? Why say that to her? I dont get it?
    Does everyone hate Kyle b/c she called Kim an alcoholic on TV? If so I can understand that-I just dont understand why she is taken to task for everything she does. How do we know she didnt go to Kim last night? Bravo showed Yolanda at the table then in the bathroom then at the table again-we know Bravo edits like crazy. If she did go to Kim Im wondering if people would have said that she always is in Kim’s face-I think Kyle is past the point of redemption-no matter what she does it will be wrong. I like her-she makes me laugh-but I know her not liking Brandi put her in the hot seat. It seems to me that her and Brandi are starting to get along-on the show and on twitter…maybe Kyle knows it will help her image?

    • BB says:

      Hey sister! I’m surprised that our opinions on RHOBH are almost completely opposite of one another. Who’da thunk it?

      • not THAT Jill says:

        It’s crazy!!! Haha…I think with BH I’m kinda on my own-which makes me feel strange!!!

        • Stars99 says:

          Jill – the GOOD one – You’re great – you call it as you see them… how could anyone ask for more?

        • BB says:

          It does feel kind of lonesome when you’re not with majority (I’ve been there). Don’t make me have to go looking for you on Tuesdays. Lol.

          • not THAT Jill says:

            Never!! I know that my thoughts are different but its just a TV show-I enjoy chatting here too much to go missing because Im not “popular” on Tuesdays!!!

            • BB says:

              That’s good to know. I agree it’s just a TV show and not worth getting too emotionally involved. It is fun discussing, dissecting and snarking about them though.

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          I’m surprised too, Jill, and I don’t like having different opinions from you. It makes me uncomfortable for some reason (like I am being disloyal to or fighting with a VERY good friend — and we’ve never even MET). Me no LIKEY this. Maybe it’s a JIVE TURKEY thing (Who knows?). It’s like I’m betraying the whole JIVE TURKEY movement and the JIVE TURKEY leader, kinda like when fellow Muslims SHOT Malcolm X when he was giving a speech (Talk about BETRAYAL).

          Maybe I am being too sensitive and overanalyzing this. If I didn’t need a new car and new laptop parts and have unexpected medical bills, I’d get into therapy over it.

          I DO know what it’s like to have a MINORITY opinion on this blog, though. I LIKE Heather from RHOOC, and, although I do NOT HATE or totally DISLIKE Alexis, she just CHAPS MY ASS for some reason (Everybody here HATES or DISLIKES Heather and LOVES Alexis, but I don’t care. I stand by my opinions. *Shrug*).

          I respect you for standing by your opinions (even though I disagree).

          • LaineyLainey says:

            I’m gonna vote for the JIVE TURKEY THANG!! 🙂

            • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

              No, it’s not just a JIVE TURKEY thang because I feel the SAME way when I disagree with YOU, Lainey.

              Or maybe it IS a JIVE TURKEY thang, which would make YOU a JIVE TURKEY too!

          • BB says:

            There were definitely some Alexis haters on here when RHOOC was airing. I think she had defenders were because of the pile-on from the others (kind of like being pro-Teresa, even though people didn’t LOVE Teresa). If that hadn’t happened, I think there wouldn’t have been as many Alexis defenders. It was more hating Tamra than liking Alexis. Heather I agree with you about. There were not many Heather likers here.

          • not THAT Jill says:

            We will be JIVE TURKEY buddies no matter what-these HW’s can go scratch!!!!

    • princesspindy says:

      I don’t hate Kyle because she called out Kim as an alcoholic. That was one of those things that I thought she had just had it with her and did it. Of course this was back when I thought I was watching a documentary, lol.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        hI MY DARLING pRINCESS: i DON’Thate kyle for calling out Kim for being an alcoholic either. I don’t hate Kyle at all. I just wouldn’t want to be around someone like that in my real life. Much less in my family. I just felt it was the ultimate betrayal to do it on the show. She sacrificed her sister for the sake of the show. Totally my opinion. I do think she should have called her out as a sister in private; but I don’t know their true history, maybe she’s tried that. I have sisters and we would never have done that to each other – we might not always attend each other’s family events…but we don’t betray one another.

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          I agree. I am HOT and COLD with Kyle (although, I think, this season, I will end up firmly on the COLD/dislike Kyle side).

          She’s a SHITTY sister to Kim, IMO (like she keeps a “running tab” on everything she has ever done to help Kim, while conveniently forgetting that Kim, as a child & teen actress, financed Kyle and Kyle’s Mom for YEARS. She even bought Kyle’s first car for her, and Kyle stole and wrecked hers).

          And she’s shown that she can be a SHITTY friend too (I think she totally EFFED over Lisa at that Reunion last season, and Lisa is a better person than me — because I would be giving Kyle the “side eye” and dealing with her only with a “long-handled spoon” from now on if I were Lisa). JMHO.

        • princesspindy says:

          Darhling Lainey, I agree, she betrayed her. I thought, at the time, that it was a “real” moment, that frustration had taken over, she forgot there were cameras there and it just came out, I didn’t know she had been an actress or anything really about the 2 of them. Now that the scales have fallen from my eyes about the RHWs, once I was blind, now I see…. I have soo many other reasons to dislike Kyle. I wouldn’t be able to be around her at all. She is, there are no words…lol.

          • LaineyLainey says:

            PIndyPoo – she kinda makes the show, though. She seems to provide much of the impetus. Not sure if I’m using impetus correctly.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      I think you’re right about her new friendliness toward Brandi, Kyle is (for the most part) very smart about her place on the show. It will help her to be at least on speaking/joking terms with Brandi. I think she knows it will help her image, too.

      I think Brandi was projecting how she feels about the women. She probably perceives that the women at the table want to see everyone fail, because they probably don’t care (at that point, anyway) too much for Brandi. So Brandi feels like a target of their negative feelings. I don’t think they want Kim to fail. They want her to succeed with her sobriety. As long as they (including Brandi) don’t have to change their drinking enjoyment. I say it that way because I love my wine, too.

      • not THAT Jill says:

        But Brandi DID say that to Kim-its not cute and it doesnt matter what she was projecting-I dont think Brandi can say anything to make that statement right.

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        Kyle is fake in many ways. Like others here, I think she is being friendlier to Brandi and less critical of Brandi in her blogs because she realizes that Brandi has a pretty large fan base. Also, although she lacks self-awareness, I also think that she now realizes that many of us are “on” to her and her “Nice Girl” act (That’s because, in many ways, she is NOT nice. In fact, she can often be downright MEAN for NO reason. Brandi can be MEAN too; however, I usually think it’s for a reason BESIDES jealousy [which is OFTEN, IMO, why Kyle is mean to someone: because she is jealous).

        OR, she could have TOP-NOTCH P.R. people that are telling her what to do and say in an effort to rehab her image (It’s not working so far).

        And, like the manipulative, “desperate to fit in” person that SHE is, I’ve noticed that, in her blogs, Taylor has either NOT mentioned Brandi at all (even when she skewered her in that particular episode) OR she’s now saying she “wishes Brandi all the BEST”. Yeah, right. Unfortunately (or fortunately for MANY viewers, Taylor’s image is BEYOND repair. I wish she’d just move to Colorado (who I am sure is PAYING for her and Kennedy to stay at a place in Vail this Winter, which she explained to Andy last night on WWHL) to be with her MARRIED boyfriend and get off my t.v. screen. My instincts scream, “PURELY EVIL UTTERLY SOUL-LESS CREATURE” whenever I see her face!

  19. Stars99 says:

    True Story – At the end of the “Graham Norton Show” they have this red chair where they invite normal audience members to sit down and tell a real story from their lives… and depending on how interesting or uninteresting it is… Graham will pull a lever and the chair will fall over backwards. So this guy is sitting in the red chair telling the story of the time that he and his girlfriend were out to dinner to celebrate their anniversary at a very nice restaurant. A couple of tables away, they see Bono from U2 quietly sitting and eating with another guy. They are HUGE fans and they wondered if they should go over or not to ask for a photo and an autograph. Well, Bono leaves to go to the bathroom, so they take the opportunity to go over and talk to his friend to ask him if he thinks that Bono would be open to take a photo with them (cuz they know Bono is really private and stuff). The guy says, “I’ll ask him when he comes back… and if he’s open to it… I’ll wave you over.” So Bono comes back… and the friend starts waving them over… They go over… gush all over Bono about how they are big fans his… on and on… the friend takes a pic of them and they get an autograph. They go back to their table and finish their meal. When it comes time to pay for the meal… The waiter said that it was already paid for. They were shocked… They said, “Bono paid for our dinner? How so very kewl!” The waiter said, “No, Bono didn’t pay for your meal, his friend, Bruce Springsteen paid for your bill.” I’m telling you… I was on the floor, laughing… lolol… = )

    • not THAT Jill says:

      OMG!!!! That is crazy…who doesnt know Bruce?? I say this as a long time fan-I think everyone should love him as I do!!!

    • BB says:

      I’m assuming this happened across the pond and not in the U.S. I can’t imagine anyone not recognizing Bruce Springteeen, but I guess it would be a little more believable outside of the U.S.

      • Stars99 says:

        Yeah, I think it happened “across the pond”… I’m trying to remember if the guy had an accent – I’m so used to hearing it nowadays, that it just doesn’t register with me anymore…. but the show is on BBC… therefore, much of the audience is from the UK. It’s not too far fetched to me, because I am HORRIBLE at recognizing people out of the context from which I know them in the first place… but, that’s a whole other Oprah.

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          I am HORRIBLE at immediately recognizing celebs when I first see them too. It’s like it’s not until I am walking away and 3-5 minutes later that I think, “OMG, That was _______!! Why didn’t I tell him/her that I was a fan??!!” (*Smacks Head*). Before that, I think, “Did I go to school or used to run in the same circles as that person? Where do I KNOW them from? They SURE do look familiar! Hmmm…..”

          For instance, in a crowd I was pushed smack dab into a man’s chest and then swayed to the side, and prevented from falling down by the man standing right next to him during intermission at a Nina Simone concert. I said, “I am SO sorry, Sirs!” The first one said, “It’s o.k., Sweetie!!” The other one said “Don’t mention it, Little Lady!”

          It wasn’t until I got to the bathroom (where I was headed in the first place) that it HIT me: Man #1 was Harry Belafonte. Man #2 was Bill Cosby. (*Smacks head AGAIN*).

    • Kat from Ohio says:

      hahaha that’s so funny. I guess that’s because he looks like such an average guy i guess!

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      I LOVE that story!!

      It shows how humble Bruce Springsteen is (because he did not pull the, “Don’t you KNOW who I AM???!!!” card like many other celebs).

  20. Eastbayca says:

    RHONY season 5 is showing in UK…..Aviva is not getting any love in regards to St. Barts.

    • BB says:

      Hey, Eastbayca. Did you see that little video Jillzy had on her twitter that someone made her for her birthday? I believe some of the Gingerettes were on it (and her sister). It kind of made me feel sorry for her for about 2 seconds.

      • Eastbayca says:

        Jillzy is a sad case. She invited the “press” (Naughty but Nice) to her birthday dinner party.

  21. VV says:

    Darn it. Where’s my avi? Stupid new phone!

  22. Kansas Girl says:

    In Lisa’s blog (and Stars, I don’t want to tread on your report), Lisa thanks the bloggers who understood her situation, in particular Serabbi and Glen. I wonder who those bloggers are???

    • BB says:

      I believe Lisa is confusing the word blogger with the word commenter (on her blogs). Not sure, but pretty sure.

      • VV says:

        B to the Ingo!

        • BB says:

          Yep, they were both commenters on her blog last week and I guess if you pronounce your undying admiration for her or you slam her enemies (Adrienne) hard enough, you’ll get a special mention! Lol.

          • LaineyLainey says:

            Hey that works for me!! For most of us that would be true…probably? no?

          • VV says:

            She tweeted thank you to Serabbi prior to her mentioning on her blog not sure if Glen is on Twitter.

            • BB says:

              Hey, I’m not knocking it. I think it’s great she personally reads the comments and recognizes the ones she likes. Viewers equal ratings for RHOBH and Vanderpump Rules.

              • VV says:

                I know I know 😀 …. I think perhaps, these are people she interacts with on Twitter. However, I’m too lazy right now to research that… That’s what my comment meant to imply … poorly I migh add…

              • LaineyLainey says:

                Yeah, that is cool that she does that, BB. It’s called positive reinforcement…look at me…preaching to the choir. As we know, It’s an oft-used technique in the classroom and by parents everywhere. Train ’em (us) good, Pinky!!! I am a fan of positive reinforcement.

  23. Kat from Ohio says:

    i’ve been watching keeping up with the kardashians in order (don’t ask me why) and i’m on the episode where kris humphries proposes to kim. why in the hell did they think it would be a good idea to get married??? they barely spent any time with each other. he didn’t even know she’d been married before until SOMEONE ELSE in the family let it slip. and the ring was TWO MILLION dollars. i have no words.

    • BB says:

      For the ratings. I definitely believe it was a sham on her and per pimp-momager’s part. I guess he was just dumb enough to fall for it, hook, line and sinker. Kind of like another athelete named Kroy Bierman.

      • BB says:

        Luckily, there were no kids involved in the Chris/Kim fiasco.

      • Kat from Ohio says:

        see i’m not so sure i buy the publicity aspect. i think she just really wanted to get married to ANYONE and was so desperate to that she overlooked glaring warning signs. because of the amount of press/money spent on the wedding, i can see why she didn’t feel like she could back out. i’m not saying i agree with her decision, but i do understand why she got so swept up in everything.

        • BB says:

          I look at everything the Kardashians do from a very cynical point of view. I think they are very calculating and Mamma Kris leads the pack. The only one I would give the least (and I mean a teeny tiny bit) benefit of the doubt to would be Khoe. She seems to be the most honest of the bunch, but that’s not saying much. And I haven’t even watch one episode of that show for a couple of years.

          • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

            Khloe has been my favorite from the start. She seems totally authentic, and she can be funny. The only other one I like is Baby Mason.

      • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

        Excellent analogy, BB!

    • VV says:

      We all know Reality TV is scripted. Keeping up with the Kardashians takes the trophy. It is so heavily scripted and they don’t make apologies for it. I catch it every now and then.

  24. AZGirl says:

    Good afternoon everyone! Thinking of Krissy today. I did not watch BH. Went to bed early sick with this cold. Scar tissue on lungs make colds dangerous for me.
    Got in to my doctor’s office early and got a breathing treatment. I am now a proud owner of a breathing machine. Got an xray and perscribed Biaxin (sp?). Super AZGirl should be back to normal in a few days.
    Thank you for all the recaps of what I missed out on. Lisa is good to keep Brandi in check. It does seem like Kyle, Adrienne and Taylor want her to fail. Brandi needs not fall into their traps. Yolanda’s blog does bring up a good point about Kyle drinking while Kim is just out of rehab.
    Adrienne’s, Kyles and Taylor’s blogs….hmmmmm….I want to tell them to STFU 🙂
    I have a brother who lived in Ojai and as I have posted before my parents stayed many times at the Ojai Valley Inn. I cannot fathom not taking advantage of the hiking and outdoors. It is so beautiful there. Seems like all those ladies want to do is drink.

    • BB says:

      Hope you feel better soon! There sure has been a lot of the colds, flu and other ailments lately, and it’s not even Winter yet.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      I’m glad you are feeling a little better, AZ, and I’m wishing you a very quick recovery to full normal and healthy status!

    • AZGirl says:

      Well Mr. AZGirl was like “Merry Christmas” when I told him about the breathing machine….I am like “I don’t think so”….

  25. Called A Princess... says:

    Detox, Terence Trent D’Arby career tanked because he shared the same label as Michael Jackson and Michael demanded that he not be promoted at the label. Ann Wilson of Heart also talked about being more famous then the Beatles and Jesus and there was a bit of a back lash, but it did not completely destroy Heart. I have all of TTA’s CD’s because he is interesting and less crazy then Michael, and the Jackson clan of money grabbing fame robots. I used to think of him as the PC Michael Jackson. I think that most music stars have very large egos, they just acted like they are humble. Mr. D’Arby seemed to be very honest about how he felt about his role in the world. His mistake, was that he thought the world would respect his inflated opinion of himself. Also he may have thought that talent was enough to make it in the entertainment business. Not! JMHO.

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      I did not know some of that, CAP. I could see Michael Jackson being threatened by Terence Trent D’Arby. I LOVED his first album and listened to it OVER AND OVER. Thanks for sharing that, as well as other information. And you are right, TALENT is NOT enough to make it in the Entertainment Business.

      BTW, I am going to have to look into buying some of TTD’s other CD’s. Are any of them as good as his first one?

      • Called A Princess... says:

        I like TTD’S first and last CD’s the best. All of his work did not disappoint. I always found him very edgy. To the best of my knowledge, Wildcard is the name of the last CD, circa 2003, with this song called ‘Some Birds Blue’ that is really beautiful.

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          Thanks for the suggestions. Once I gets me a car and a full-time (as in NON-CONTRACT, with BENEFITS) job again and repair my laptop, I’ll look into buying these (Oh God, listing all that just made me DEPRESSED!!!).

  26. shamrockblonde says:

    oh Jeff I wanted to THROTTLE those twins – they were very offensive in their comments about the Beekmans – you know the team that hasn’t said one word against any of the other players – –

    still rooting for the Chippers, but now I want more than anything for the Beekmans to at least outlast the twinnies – as a parent, if those two brats were my daughters,upon their arrival home they would be greeted wit the biggest bar of Ivory soap I could find – it has a very vile taste – you can’t get it out of your mouth for quite a while – and that would be just the beginning…….

    on the subject of rants – LOVE THEM!!

    • melthehound says:

      shamrockblonde (something screwy is going on with the comments here).. You heard them too? I thought I might be imagining things so I wasn’t even going to mention it. I like the Chippers too. Didn’t think I would but I like their attitudes about the game.

      I think my mother washed my mouth out once. She used Liquid dish detergent and as I remember it, it lasted all day. I don’t remember what I said or to whom but from then on, I made sure my mother didn’t hear what I say in those ‘moments’.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        the way I set my DVR, and the show starting 40 min late – I didn’t get to see most of the show. Boy that burned me. I am loving this show – will catch it on hulu i guess.

      • shamrockblonde says:

        my grandmother used Ivory soap – I said oh Hell, while playing running bases in the street, when I was about 9 or so – she heard me and dragged me in the house by my ear – all I could think later was that if I had said anything worse she might have made eat that bar of soap!! – worked though – I didn’t curse – at all, growing up after that – even now, only when I am beyond furious or if I have managed to hurt myself in a stupid way – but those two – ooohh – a giant bar of soap for them – one each!!

  27. BB says:

    The comments have gone wonky because the replies are not posting where they are supposed to. If I could fix it I would. 😦

    • BB says:

      I think this happened when VV posted about her missing avi. It’s all HER fault! JK.

      • not THAT Jill says:

        I noticed BB-looks like the comments have a mind of their own today!!

      • VV says:

        NOOOOOOOO!!!!! It wasn’t me 😦 I have a new phone and I kept typing my email wrong. I swear that was the only thing I did.

        Jeff !!! You’re good at fixing the blog when it breaks S O S!

        • melthehound says:

          I’m calling this a case of shit happens. The solution may be simple. All new comments go above the one where you asked about your Avi. That seems to be When it started. Maybe if that comment were deleted, things would return to normal..

  28. not THAT Jill says:

    Ana-Great blog on Shah’s!! The show was full of craziness!! Reza and his cute little new friend-I think she is going to be trouble!! GG needs to grow the F up!! 30 years old and she NEVER had a job? How does that happen?? Poor MJ-she is always my favorite hot mess of a girl. I loved Asa last season but she seems to be kind of full of herself now.I still like her hippy Persian ways!!
    I think Reza is feeling his “star power” this season…he needs to check himself!!

    • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

      I think Reza wants to divorce MJ and become Lilly’s new “gay husband.” If I were MJ, I would be TOTALLY jealous of Lilly for that reason ONLY (Just being honest). However, if I lived THERE, I would TOTALLY make a PLAY for Reza and try to steal him from MJ and make him MY gay husband. I would play THIS for MJ:

      Because I am NOT MJ, however, I like Lilly. She’s beautiful, but she does, in a way (like Ana said in her blog), look a little like a Bratz doll. She’s also a “lolly-pop HEAD,” (BIG HEAD, STICK-THIN Body) — a BEAUTIFUL one, but a Lolly, just the same.

      GG is out of control, and I am really starting to wonder if she is not CERTIFIABLE. Her friend, Omid, is unattractive and obnoxious (I also think she is trying to use him to make Mike jealous. Mike could not possibly care any LESS).

      I still think Mike is hot. If I were younger, I would totally be his girlfriend.

      I like MJ (even though I want her man, Reza), and I feel sorry for her having such a TOXIC mother. I want her to get therapy and then find love.

      I still LOVE Asa.

      Reza looks like he’s put on some weight, but he still dresses his ass off, IMO. He is always “clean and sharp” (to use my Dad’s conceited words to describe HIMSELF and how HE often looks. He DOESN’T! *Shrug*).

      • not THAT Jill says:

        Oh come on Detox-when Daddy Davis Jr. gets all spiffed up Im sure he is “clean and sharp”!!!
        I love the things that Reza says-he is very funny-but poor hot mess MJ-she wont know what to do without him!! Did you believe GG when she said she loves girls like Lilly who “got it goin’ on”? I think GG and Lilly will be either BBF’s or kick the crap out of each other!!!

        • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

          If I had 1/10 of the confidence of Daddy Davis, Jr. (I LOVE that!), I’d be ruling the damned WORLD!! The man is 5’7 with the face of Jackie Gleason when he was older, chicken legs, no ass, a beer belly, and a bald spot at the very top of his head.

          In his MIND, however, he is 6’3 and looks JUST like Ron O’Neal, the actor who played “Superfly” in the blaxploitation movies of the ’70’s!! And he DOESN’T!!


          I DO admit that he was pretty cute when he was younger (key word being “younger”). Now, he’s o.k.-looking for a 65-year-old dude, and he has the ENERGY and MIND of a man 1/2 his age! And I MUST admit that he is VERY charismatic;is a good dancer; and is HILARIOUSLY funny and outgoing (which is usually why he is often surrounded by the people that probably LIE to him and tell him how “clean and sharp and FINE” he is!! *Shrug*).

          My Mom and I are often immune to his charms, however. In fact, he and my Mom got into a BIG FIGHT last Wednesday and JUST started speaking to each other again today. *Shrug*

          When I yelled, “Daddy’s home!!” to my Mom as I saw him drive up this evening, in the DRYEST/MOST DEADPAN tone EVER, my Mom responded,”Oh…..I’m just so THRILLED!! JACKASS!! As if I GIVE A SHIT that he’s HOME!!”

          He walked in with a salad he’d picked up for her, and they started talking again.

          So, I guess they’re “in LOVE” again. *Shrug*

          And NO, I do NOT believe GG when she says she “loves” girls like Lilly. I think she’s jealous as all get-out but will PRETEND not to be.

          • not That Jill says:

            I just love that crazy couple-Mana Abdul and Daddy Davis Jr!! They do love each other!! All it took was a salad to bring them back together!! True love!! Haha-they are funny and give you great stories to tell!! How is the Uncle doing?? And Aunt Bunny?? I miss her!!
            Now about miss GG-she is lying through her teeth that she loves girls like Lilly-she hated her on sight!!

            • LaineyLainey says:

              I agree Gigi WAS lying through her teeth…she can’t stand Lilly. Her voice was trembing when she said that and her eyes were all shifty-like.

              • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

                “Trembling” voice and all “shifty-like” eyes. That makes me laugh for some reason (probably because you described it perfectly).

                • LaineyLainey says:

                  Glad it made you laugh…I think it makes us laugh because she is not unlike many kindergarteners. They are 5 going on 6, mind you…but they want to say the “right” thing and sometimes when they’re not being true to themselves their little voices get trembly and they can’t look you in the eye. They mean well, though and think they should try to please you instead of saying how they really feel. So even though we know she’s lying, it’s kinda “cute” in the sense that it’s very childlike.

            • I Need A Housewives' Detox Program says:

              You MISS Aunt Bunny!! LOL. Let me see if I can address all of your comment and questions:

              I GUESS my Mom and Dad love each other. They both have VERY strong personalities, though, and they are BOTH Scorpios. So, HONEY, they CAN battle it out — and then go a day or 2 or 3 or 4 (…) without speaking to each other (because they are both as STUBBORN as HELL). When I did not live here, they would EACH call ME to bitch about the other one. He’ll say she’s MOODY and has a HARD-ASS HEAD and “can’t be told NOTHIN’!! She’s crazy like her people, I swear!!”

              She’ll say he is “a g*ddamned nag and so damned cheap and works her last nerve. And he is as critical as his damned Mama was” (My Granny, who I ADORED). I tell her it offends me when she talks about my grandmother, but she ignores me. Oddly, however, my Mother wanted to draft and read my paternal grandmother’s eulogy, which she DID. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. When I remind her of this, she says, “Well, she WAS good to me in some ways, and she was REAL good to mykids. So, I DID love the old BAT in many ways. She could just be SUCH a BITCH at times!! Your grandfather, God rest his Soul, was the kindest, sweetest man who knew how to mind his own business. Your Father did not take after him AT ALL!! He’s the MALE version of his damned Mama, which is why he can be such a JACKASS at times!!”

              When I am in their home, and they fight, they ask me about each other and make me relay messages. It’s REALLY irritating. I feel like a damned therapist as I try to explain each person’s side to the other.

              Then, my Father will buy my Mom something (a brand new Nissan Rogue, for instance, paid for straight cash — despite the fact that he HATES to spend money. He was kinda drunk that day, and my Mom drove him to the dealership before he changed his mind. He was trying to get outta the doghouse….or a SALAD, like TODAY. :-D) or start making her LAUGH until she is on the ground begging him to STOP (I told you he’s hilarious).

              So, I guess that’s LOVE and MARRIAGE.

              I wonder why I have COMMITMENT and INTIMACY issues. Hmmmm……

              My Uncle had surgery today, and my Mom waited with my Aunt/his wife at the hospital until he got out, and they could see him. She said he was too tired to really talk. She told my Dad that they did NOT remove his appendix, though. My Dad told her that didn’t sound right to him, and my uncle should get a 2nd opinion or go to Houston (He then WHISPERED to me, “Man, he sounds ALL messed up. What if he has poison running all through his system from that leaking appendix. Don’t tell your Mom I said this, but I think he’s a GONER! Yep, he’s gonna DIE!!” (as he pulled a popsicle out of the freezer and went to his room to suck on it while he watched “The Best of Bonanza” on Netflix. *ShrugI). Thanks for asking about him.

              As for Aunt Bunny, she’s still a FRUIT LOOP who alternately makes us laugh, cry and pull our hair out. She got in trouble because Walgreen’s called my other Aunt to ask her to tell my “Kim Aunt” to stop harassing them about her medication (“Is it in yet? Well, why not? I just called you 3 minutes ago!!” And I guess she continued calling every 3-5 minutes until Walgreen’s put her picture and number up with a “DO NOT ANSWER” message. My Mom had to call and fuss at her about that.). Other than that, she went to a Christmas Party Saturday night (She’s miraculously SANE for parties and trips) and is trying to get my Mom to take her to sell some of her gold jewelry for GOD KNOWS WHAT reason.

              Oh yeah, and, of COURSE, she’s making my Uncle’s recent hospitalization ALL ABOUT HER.

              She DID have fun at that Christmas Party, though. *Shrug*

              Sorry for the brevity of my response, but I got “shit to do,” Jill, you JIVE TURKEY!! 😀

  29. not THAT Jill says:

    Is the blog broken? Comments are a bit screwy no??

  30. BB says:

    Brandi’s blog is up and without going into what she wrote, she just gained another couple of points in my opinion of her.

  31. cocfarm says:

    Don’t know if this was posted yet. If so, sorry for repeat.

    Gabby Douglas, marylou Reaton and Shawn Johnson are on Katie. Just came inside, saw it and thought nmd and others would want to know.

    Back outside to our freakish weather!

  32. cocfarm says:

    Yikes. Wierd stuff with blog!

  33. amalfi says:

    I kind of dig Brandi, so it pains me to say this, but she talks out of both sides of her mouth and is really not that smart herself.

    ” Adrienne then needs to announce she has a book deal too, which Brandi seriously doubts and wonders if it’s a children’s book because she’s not super-smart and can’t possibly put that much together. Ouch!”

    Had she not just asked shortly before that “why can’t we all be happy for each other” or some nonsense?

    They are ALL SO LAME.

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  35. rabblerouser2010R says:

    Someone posted that Jeff aka Mel the hound had posted some personal memories on another site but I can’t find them. Can anyone give me a link please?

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