What is Adrienne Maloof’s Secret? and Other Housewife – Reality News by NoMoreDrama
Adrienne’s Secret: So far there has been absolutely NO confirmation that the news Brandi Glanville spilled was about Adrienne using a surrogate for her children. If it was that, then Kim Richards thinks that’s a bigger deal than I do because in her Bravo blog she says this about the secret: “When I heard it, I felt like a knife went through me for Adrienne. I couldn’t believe what I had heard. As close as Adrienne and I have been over the last few years, I felt like if it were true, I would have known about it for sure. And if I didn’t know, then she didn’t want anybody to know. This is Adrienne’s family, her loved ones are involved here.”
My suspicion is that the rumor that Adrienne used a surrogate all stemmed from this article, that talks about Camille using a surrogate. Unfortunately if I’m right, then we still don’t know what secret Brandi spilled. Was it about Paul and Adrienne’s marriage being on the rocks? That would make the most sense since they are now divorced. Brandi did let it slip at the reunion that there was only two “husbands” on last season’s trip to Hawaii – so assuming she wasn’t talking about either Mauricio or Ken Todd, that leaves Paul who she didn’t classify as a “husband”. Since Kim Richards wasn’t at the reunion (she was in rehab) she might not have known what the rest of them did. In her blog she says this was the first time she’d seen the girls at a small setting like a dinner since she was out of rehab. Does that mean that the resort trip happened later? I WANT ANSWERS!
For BB’s recap of the show click here.
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Brandi Glanville answered a few questions about Monday’s episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on twitter – sort of clearing things up. PS Brandi is having the lump in her breast (non-cancerous) removed today. Best wishes on a speedy recovery Brandi! But back to what she’s saying on twitter:
First of all – Brandi Glanville and Paul Nassif are cool now, despite Paul calling her a bi$ch and yelling at her at Kyle Richard’s party.
Brandi explains: (in parenthesis are my additions to her short tweet)
Paul and I are friends and fine! Obviously he now has been on the other side of AM’s (Adrienne Maloof’s) lies. He called and apologized for cook’s (Bernie the Cook’s) accusations (that were printed in the tabloids after the reunion.)
We are all good. He was upset. I’d go gangster to protect my hubby if I had one. We are fine!
As for why her actual words were edited out – someone asked if they did that per her request. Her answer: “No lawyers made that happen, and most of my issues with her happened during out break after the reunion.”
Brandi: “Her lawyers had it taken out. It’s not
@Bravotv ‘s fault”
Q: “Was it so bad that AM lawyers told bravo to cut off, and was that the reason why AM and paul decided to call it quits?”
Brandi: “No and No”
Brandi: “Agree but she came after my job and my family first!!!! U just didnt see it!”
So what was the big secret:
Q: “Watching last night was like reading a book with some of the pages missing. When or do we find out what you said?”
Brandi: “Just read my timeline”
So does this mean stay tuned, or it is already on her timeline?
PS – her book cover is out!
This was a reschedule – Bethenny was supposed to appear the night Hurricane Sandy hit, and she wisely stayed at home while Andy Cohen entertained from the Clubhouse in his pajamas.
Andy asked Bethenny some questions about his “infamous” interview with Jill Zarin.
Jill claimed her relationship with Bethenny was a business relationship? B’s response: Disbelief – saying that’s a sham.
Jill claimed Andy sided with Bethenny? Bethenny mocks Jill. “It’s not fair Andy,” said in a whiny Jill voice. Then Bethenny explains that her relationship with Andy was a business relationship, that she kept her nose clean, kept her mouth shut (off of the show) and did what she was told. They became friends after she left housewives. Andy is nodding and mentions that he also had NeNe on as a solo guest (Jill accused him of always having housewives on with another guest with the exception of B who came on alone and therefore got favoritism.)
Jill claimed she had more social media (Twitter and facebook) followers than the rest of the housewives on New York – past and present. Bethenny’s response, “Who has time? Get a hobby.” PS – Bethenny has over one million twitter followers – suck on that Jill Zarin.
Jill claims that The Feud in Season 3 was scripted – that she thought it would make good TV but Bethenny took it seriously. Bethenny – “I’m asleep right now. My eyes are open but I’m asleep.”
At this point Andy seems embarrassed about this whole segment – realizing that Bethenny is over it.
Jill says that Bethenny should have forgiven her for saying We’re Done. That she forgave Jason. Bethenny explains: Back in the day I was angry. You shouldn’t hold on to anger. People do things in the press and end up regretting it. I hope she’s well. I hope it works out. People move on.
Andy then apologizes for asking the questions. Heh.
PS – Bethenny says she doesn’t think it’s likely she’ll have more children because she’s 42 and her eggs are poached. But that Bryn is perfect so it’s all good.
GG from Shahs is engaged to Omid according to her twitter. Good luck with that Omid. That girl is crazy.
And apparently Gretchen Rossi turned down Slade Smiley‘s marriage proposal a few months ago but is now saying she’s ready to get married and have a baby. According to this writeup in OK Magazine, Slade is taking steps to have his vasectomy reversed. Will a proposal be in the air for the new season of Real Housewives of Orange County? Will Gretchen get pregnant and get a spin off?
fake boyfriend Walter from Real Housewives of Atlanta gave an interview to an Atlanta radio station where he explained that his on-air relationship with Kenya was completely staged for the show. Some quotes: “I did know her before the show. We dated about three years ago … for about three months.” “I said, ‘I could play your boyfriend no problem.’ She told me it was like acting … we didn’t do anything” … “Trust me, the producers and everybody with the show had no idea. That was me and Kenya’s secret.” Wetpaint has the full writeup.
Not quite true. The local blogs knew all about it. Of course Kenya is denying the whole thing, saying she’s heartbroken. According to RumorFix “The truth is and has always been that I want to be in a loving, honest, long-term relationship with someone who genuinely loves me for me — Walter’s recent statements are completely false. I am embarrassed that I allowed a deceitful and hateful person in my life. He says he ‘did it for fame.'”
Dave Hester from Storage Wars is suing the show, saying he was fired for exposing the show as fake and refusing to go along with it. Dave claims that the storage lockers were seeded with items from antique stores that wanted the exposure (the stores where the cast would go to get their items appraised). Yuuup. Tell us something we don’t know Hester – but suing them? That’s a new one. Good luck with that. You can read more here.
Shahs of Sunset “The Persian Nose Business” Recap by Ana
Sorry for the tardy recap! I’m out of the country so my recaps may not be as timely as I would wish…I apologize!!!
Dog Training Camp
This episode opens up with MJ and GG taking their dogs to a doggie training camp. GG is wearing jean shorts, flats and a cute top- what a normal person would wear. MJ shows up in heels and a one-shoulder tribal pattern jumpsuit. (Is the jumpsuit the Persian version of the real housewives one-shoulder dress? It’s really ugly and unflattering IMHO)
MJ asks GG if she is hung over or if she “feels fresh like a flower” to which GG responds by confirming she drank a lot at the dinner. MJ then fills her in on her drunken antics at the dinner table, including Omid getting “hot at the table” with her. GG denies this, but MJ fills her in on the kissing, inappropriate touching, etc. that went on. GG is in denial, but is very embarrassed. (I would be) GG says at least she was making friends as opposed to others. MJ asks who wasn’t making friends- GG says it was Asa; she was being really rude to Omid. She brings up Asa’s toast to Omid’s big nose (which as much as it pains me- GG is right that was rude and uncalled for). GG then goes on a rant that maybe they should toast to all her “blubber hanging off [her] f*ing ass.” MJ reminds her that they will all see each other at the pool party in a hot second. GG responds saying she’ll toast to Asa looking like a transvestite. Maturity is not GG’s forte.
A Persian Pop Priestess’ Homeland
We meet Asa’s parents: Ramin (aka Mashti), Asa’s father; Arta, Asa’s brother and Zinat, Asa’s mother. The food spread looks delicious! They have meat, veggies, Sabzi (Persian herbs) and Tadig (Persian Rice with Golden Crust) -which Asa informs us that it’s Persian Crack. Asa is actually wearing a cute yellow sundress and in her talking head she’s looking demure in her purple dress and awesome silver coin necklace.
Mashti can’t keep his hands off the Tadig- Asa tells us the secret is adding saffron which gives the rice a golden hue (food coloring is an unacceptable substitute). It looks delicious! They all sit down to eat this yummy feast, and Asa informs everyone that she moved back into her house. Zinat thinks that is fantastic news but is worried about Asa’s job. Asa reminds her she already has a job, she’s a Persian Pop Priestess. Asa’s mom is not buying it and urges her to go back to school- Zinat thinks Asa would be a great psychologist. Asa says if she were a psychologist, she’d kill herself. Zinat then tells her that the Iraninan people do not consider singing a career- Asa reminds her that she doesn’t care what the Iranians think. Zinat then suggests that she can be a doctor, a lawyer, a computer…Asa then scolds her mom for not being more supportive of her career choice.
Asa in her talking head does a killer impression of her mom. Apparently if you are not a lawyer, doctor or engineer in Asa’s parents eyes you are slaves. (IMO a little extreme of an analogy) I have to note Asa’s crazy talking head outfit: Awesome huge gold boat earring and a killer chunky gold necklace (also large), some weird belt like straps and a crazy leopard print scarf tied on her head. She looks like a mix of 50’s and n 80’s rap video vixen.
Asa’s dad, Mashti jumps in and tells Asa her mom has valid concerns. Her mom then tells her she is talented but not to waste her life- to go back to school an get her PHD. Asa tells her she doesn’t need to go to school, she has 3 PhD’s in Persian, Pop and Priestess.
Lilly’s World: Crotch Juice Not Allowed
At Lilly’s house (or Condo) she’s giving her cute dog Coco a treat. Lilly reminds us in her talking head that: she’s from Houston, Texas; she was a good Persian girl; went to law school and graduated cum lade (top of her class); and that she started working at a great firm but hated her life. “Everything about me and everything I wanna be alludes sex appeal- and at a law firm that’s not the environment. The last thing you wanna be in the court room is sexy- so I decided ‘f*k it, I’m young, I’m hot, I’m rich’- its now or never. I can start my own company pursue my dreams and I could always fall back on practicing law.” (BTW Lilly, you are not rich- I’m pretty sure your parents are.) As she said this speech she was putting on her Kardashianesque make up, tweezing & putting curlers to achieve her Dolly Parton hair, and getting her diamonds out of her safe- all while wearing a gorgeous lace and silk robe. Is it just me, or does it seem very unsafe to have a safe with that much expensive jewelry out in the open like that? And did I just spot Kim Zolciak wig & wig heads next to it? I can’t help but like this crazy Texan with a valley girl accent.
Lilly then calls her employee Jill, whom appropriately calls her boss “foofer-nutter” and to which Lilly responds by calling her a “cooter-lover.” Someone needs HR training videos. Lilly then explains to us that her business is selling bikinis, sexy bikinis she calls swimgerie. She coined the terms because her bikini’s are inspired in lingerie.
At Lilly’s office (where she is wearing a super cute red dress), she is talking to her employee. She says her parents are a embarrassed by her career choice because they are very conservative and her bikini’s are not. They have to send a package out to Bergdorf Goodman, which is a great opportunity that may catapult their business to the next level. Then Rachel, a fit model, walks into the office. Lilly and Rachel begin to compliment each other on how skinny they are and how they wish they could trade bodies. **I’m rolling my eyes** They have a few bathing suits for her to try on and have been kind enough to provide her with fresh crotch liners. Then there is a description/discussion about crotch liners/crotch juice that is gross and I’ll leave out. TMI. It’s an issue with loaned pieces.
On a side note, did anyone catch on TLC their new show, Trophy Wives? Well, its TLC’s version of Shah’s (kind of). Mike’s friend/mentor Manny and his wife (from episode one) are cast members and so is Jennifer, Lilly’s BFF and business partner. I believe the same fit model was featured but instead of filming at their office they shot at Jennifer’s house for a “fashion show” showcasing the bathing suits. Lilly was not on the show. I wonder if they’ll ever be featured in either network? Lilly tweeted about it and that’s why I watched the show. I guess it’s a small Persian world after all…
MJ’s dad comes over to her Condo (I’m confused as to why MJ has a condo but Lilly has a house, tomato/tomatoe I guess…Also she’s wearing another jumpsuit, this type bone white. She needs a jumpsuit detox.) MJ tells us that she loves her father very much, and he’s the opposite of Vida (her mother)- a nurturing and loving parent. MJ then tells us (while a cute montage of pictures of her and her dad is playing) that after her parents’ divorce, MJ and her Dad moved to Los Angeles from DC first and then her mother followed suit a few years later. So basically he has been her main caregiver and seems like he is very sweet.
MJ then dyes her father’s hair, but it turns purple instead of black. She tells us her father was very dashing and dapper in his youth. She trims all of his hair (nose/ear) and its cute to see her take care of him. She then tells him she is concerned about his loneliness and that she also doesn’t want to be lonely. In her talking head, MJ says her dad has always been there for her and has had to fulfill the role of both father and mother. Her dad is her best friend because they have been dedicated to each other their whole life. (Its super sweet.) She hopes that one day she can meet a guy like her father
Mandatory Friend Lunch #1
Reza meets up with Lilly for lunch, and of course Reza is on PST (Persian Standard Time) because he’s late. He apologizes and Lilly tells him that she’s “been blowing [him] up on twitter.” As soon as they sit down Reza becomes mesmerized by Lilly’s gigantic, blinged-out, men’s Rolex watch. I must admit it would look nice on my wrist. All Reza can see is “Big Head, Big Rolex. Nothing Else.”
Then Reza asks Lilly about the dinner and the impression her friends made on her. She responds by saying that based on that night she would like “to take them all to AA meetings and sign them up to promises tomorrow.” **Welcome to Bravo Lilly** Apparently. Lilly says that the tables around them were getting up and leaving and it was embarrassing. Reza says he was mortified.
In her talking had, Lilly, whom is wearing a Dynasty-like choker and a really weird up do. She says that she “looks at those girls and it makes me realize how f*ing fabulous I really am. I am smart. I am successful. I’m beautiful. I get to be Lilly Ghalichi and that’s pretty f*ing amazing.” (This narcissism schtick is annoying & I hope it stops soon. Humility is a characteristic she needs to learn.)
Lilly then tells Reza that before he dinner she told her boyfriend how excited she was to meet and hang out with Persians and when she got home after the dinner how disappointed she was. Furthermore, that if this is how the Persian community in LA behaves and acts, then she doesn’t want to have any part of it. (I guess that means no season 2 for Lilly)
In her talking head wearing a really pretty purple necklace and plum colored dress, Lilly explains that Persians in Houston are different from Persians in LA. Houston Persians do not party as hard as LA Persians.
Back at the table she tells Reza that if any of her friends behaved that way, then she would ask them to leave. In his talking head, Reza (wearing a purple shirt, checkered bowtie and Mr. Roger’s lilac sweater outfit) says that he loves his friends but they have a history of getting out of hand. He totally understands, they really drink too much. Lilly then shares her concerns about going to Asa’s BBQ/Pool Party. Reza agrees and if they get a do over, then he thinks its best she skips the pool party. Lilly agrees- she’s not mentally prepared to deal with them. (somewhere a Bravo producer is slitting his/her wrists at this mature decision)
(BTW on another side note: I love that on this show the cast actually eats, unlike other shows where they just sit in front of empty plates)
Mike is out to dinner with his new girl, Jessica. (she is wearing an awesome necklace and SUPER white teeth BTW) They have been dating for a couple of months and its getting serious. In his talking head Mike tells us that her dad is an executive at Fiji, the water company and that she’s a rich girl- but that’s not why he’s dating her. (That was weird and unnecessary, maybe a shout out to Fiji?)
Their waiter at the restaurant has a strong Italian accent and they joke around with him. They agree that Persians and Italians are both pretty aggressive. Jessica is Italian, which is a problem for Mike. According to Mike (in his talking head wearing a black dress shirt and slicked hair- looking Mad men scrumptious) schools us about the Persian Jews. As Persian Jews, it has been embedded in their minds from childhood that they stick within their race and religion. So this is a double whammy that is probably making his grandfather turn in his grave.
Mike decides to invite Jessica to Shabbat dinner to meet his family. Jessica jokes that its not they type of situation where one just comes by. Then they talk about how loud Italians and Persians are. She Mike wishes she was Jewish and that she was Persian but she’s not, so his family will just have to deal with it. He wants them to meet her because he likes her a lot and thinks that eventually they will all get along and have no problems. Jessica says she’s nervous (I would be too), and then tells Mike in Farsi “areh” which means yeah- she’ll meet them and come to Shabbatt dinner.
Reza and Asa go to lunch at a Persian Restaurant. (Asa is looks straight out of the 80’s with her outfit: black hat, Kelly Kapowski tribal tube dress and neon yellow messenger bag. Reza is wearing jean Bermuda pant and black t shirt). Asa tells Reza she has a surprise for him. (Asa again in her talking head is wearing her ridiculous genie hat outfit) Asa tells us that Reza has been complaining about his love life and that as a Persian Pop Priestess, she has a solution. We meet Shohreh, an Iranian psychic that will give Reza a reading- courtesy of Asa. Asa says she’s a very famous Iranian psychic. (is it just me or does the psychic look a little bit like Asa? They both have similar taste for sure)
They begin with a card reading in which she tells Reza that he really cares about his family, she sees her mom but not his dad in the picture. Reza laughs and can’t believe she said all that from a card **flashback to Reza and his dad’s confrontation last season, in which he explains that they were estranged for a long time** Reza then takes a sip of a Turkish & Iranian coffee mix (supper strong) to get his next reading. In his talking head (wearing his finest dictator outfit) Reza explains that this is common practice with Persian psychics. The psychic then tells Reza that she’s worried for him because “you be broken heart.” She tells Reza that he has one lover now and that he has to look ‘in your partner and know what worth you have. Because there is always a crash and you’re cheating. You just get mad and you leave.” Reza is stunned and rendered momentarily speechless- he then asks Asa if she told the psychic anything- Asa says no. They are both shocked by her accuracy.
In his talking head wearing a bright pink shirt Reza says: “Did this crazy Persian bitch just bust me on my sex life and not try and talk about my future?” The reading ends, Asa pays the psychic and the psychic leaves. Asa and Reza proceed to have lunch. Reza tells Asa that he is very flawed in the relationship department- he is irresponsible and not reliable. He is deep in the midst of a gay life crisis. Reza in his talking head defines a gaylife crisis for us: “its when a gay gets to a certain age and knows he needs to slow down and stop partying, but he doesn’t want to.”
Asa asks him what he wants. He says he would love to be madly in love with a partner whom is his equal. Asa then asks Reza if he thinks that Adam fits that description- basically: Is Adam the one? Reza explains that he started seeing this really nice white guy named Adam. He wants to keep dating Adam but still to be able to do what he wants on the side. Reza is confused, should he buy a Ferrari, daisy dukes and a feather boa or if he should go buy a Volvo station wagon, flannel shirts and a house in woodland hill.
MJ goes to a therapist! (I’m happy because the girl needs some) The therapist, Dr. Michelle Golland, (whom is very made-up for daytime IMO) greets MJ (whom is wearing a super non-jumpsuit outfit: jeans, a cardigan and a white tee underneath) and offers her a coffee. MJ is unsure where to start, so the therapist wants her to start with her childhood. She asks MJ to think of the most painful memory. MJ says that there was the fight: that her mother didn’t get the attention that she wanted from her dad and that this led to her to file for divorce and move out of the house. MJ says Vida wanted to pursue a life outside that of their family and her marriage- a different life from the life she chose (the therapist looks a little shocked). Dr Golland points out that Vida basically abandoned MJ.
In her talking head MJ says that she has wanted to go to a therapist for a long time to discuss her relationship with her mom. (she is wearing a red dress and a huge rhinestone pendant)
Dr. Gollard asks MJ if she thinks about the possibility of Vida not wanting to be a mom. MJ says that she thinks Vida totally did not want to be a mom and that for most of her life she’s excused that by trying to put herself in Vida’s shoes. (MJ starts crying) Dr. Gollard interrupts her and tells MJ that she had no choice. MJ continues by telling her that her mom moved out and into an apartment close by. MJ lived with her dad a few blocks from where her mother lived. Her mother and father never remarried and they both stayed within that ¼ of a mile distance from one another to the present day. The therapist tells MJ that it seems like all three of them are stuck in some sort of time warp –which is preventing all of them in a way, from growing up. She tells MJ that its keeping her in a child position and that it’s a problem. In her talking head MJ finally admits to herself that her parents’ divorce affected her deeply. MJ says that she felt abandoned by her mom and now as an adult she is carrying those issues into her own relationships with men. MJ admits to the therapist that for many years she was in denial about how deeply the divorce affected her. MJ says that because of her denial and bottling up her feelings, she has developed a characteristic of letting everything slide and she wants to change that. The therapist agrees and tells her that letting things slide is not ok. The therapist tells MJ that she’s in control of her own story, no else is. MJ then jokes that she’s never cried this much except maybe during a movie. Dr. Golland tells MJ that she needs to create her own identity, and that she wants her to know that she’s not alone.
Reza and his new boo, Adam go to cooking class. Adam is not too thrilled- he’d rather have Reza do the cooking. Reza explains why he’s attracted to Adam: duh! Its because he’s skinny but he’s got a giant butt …it jiggles. (LOL) According to Reza, Adam doesn’t have great game- he’s just sweet and normal, he’s the salt of the earth – just good (This is a bad sign- who describes their better half like this? I think Reza is trying to convince himself in the talking head) Reza impresses the cooking instructor with his knowledge- but Adam says he’s not really a connoisseur of the cooking arts. And that he hardly cooks for him. Reza tells him that maybe he should take that personally –awkward “wow/oohh” from the others in the class- Reza quickly says he’s just kidding.
Reza is cracking jokes with the others in the class and it appears Adam is just there in the background. The instructor asks how long they have been dating and Reza says three months. Adam looks at him and incredulously repeats “three months?!” Adam tells Reza its been longer than that. Then the nosy cooking instructor asks how they met- Adam says they met at the gym. (This seems more like a first date than a relationship) They end the class by preparing a flaming dessert. Reza asks why they are doing a flaming dessert when two gays are there- the class just laughs.
Reza shares in his talking head that he worries sometimes about Adam’s lack of passion- he fears it could be a problem. He worries that if there’s not a lot of passion that it will fizzle. Reza thinks to himself: “would my internal flame dim without that crazy passion in my life.”
Back to Lillyland
Lilly is hard at work at her office (wearing what looks like a cute cocktail dress with see through side inserts). Jill tells Lilly she needs to go home to her husband. Lilly tells Jill that before she leaves, she (Lilly) has a gift for her because Jill is her foofer nutter peanut butter(???). Lilly tries to give us an explanation in her talking head but: I. Just. Can’t. So to make a dumb story short: now she’s foofer nutter peanut butter cooter lover. So Lilly’s gift is a mouse pad with Jill’s picture and her nickname (foofer nutter peanut butter cooter lover). Jill laughs and tells Lilly she doesn’t even have a mouse for her computer.
Persian Pop Princess Pool Party
It the awaited and much hyped pool party! Asa is getting ready at her house. She is putting on a gorgeous white and gold cover-up with jean shorts underneath. She also piles on her gorgeous gold bracelets. I think she overdid it by adding her huge door-knocker earrings with the letter “a”, a chunky gold necklace and a gold hair tie thing. Asa then reminds us that this pool party is at her friend’s house and therefore she is concerned about GG and her friend Omid. Both were pretty out of control at the dinner party, and at this pool party there will be some people she doesn’t know. Asa doesn’t want to be embarrassed or embarrass her friend, the pool party host. Asa is hopeful today will be a drama-free day (HAHA…we all know with Bravo that’s impossible)
GG is also getting ready at her condo. She calls her friend Tahirah on the phone and asks her if she will be attending the pool party and proceeds to tell her about Nosegate. She tells her how Asa toasted to Omid’s big nose and for not getting a nose job (although it was rude – GG omits how rude and inappropriate they were at the dinner too) GG tells Tahriah that today at the party she will try to be really calm about it and have a good time, but she will talk to Asa about it. GG’s friend wisely advises GG to talk to Asa before she has consumed any alcohol. GG just laughs and tells Tahriah to make sure she doesn’t misbehave.
Everyone is arriving at the pool party (there’s a red carpet and its weird because next to it are a bunch of really expensive cars crammed into the drive way- #richpeoplehouseparties) The waitress- or just a naked lady- is painted to look like a tiger- can’t tell just yet. Asa arrives (oh lord she piled on more gold necklaces) just in time for a toast. In her talking head Asa (wearing a gorgeous gold ring and a not so nice gold shirt) explains that John Solatsi (pool party host -I think that’s how its spelled) is her homey, that they are super tight, that he’s notorious and that he comes from a huge Persian pop family. The party looks awesome and yes it’s the waitresses’ that are painted to look like different animals. Everyone slowly trickles in and they all start doing tequila shots. Reza notices Asa’s Cartier Santos sunglasses and tells everyone “that’s how we roll.” (Note: how can she afford those glasses but not her rent? Does she have a sugar daddy?)
The they start to toast to the “who liv like dis.” Mike and MJ are getting everyone’s shots a the bar- Mike tells the bartender that they are too big but he’ll fix them. MJ asks Mike why he’s “discouraging people from getting tipsy?” to which Mike explains that he wants everyone to survive.
The last to arrive are GG and Omid. GG is wearing a weird skirt- it’s placed above her navel – but looks super awkward and her bikini top; Omid is wearing an all neon outfit. At the party, Asa and Mike are talking about the dinner. Mike didn’t like the way Omid handled himself but other than that it was good. Asa tells Mike that next time she wants him to say something to Omid if he becomes disrespectful. (BTW: MJ is wearing a really ugly turquoise shirt with shredded sleeves and white shorts)
Reza, MJ and Asa spot GG and Omid. Asa explains in her talking head that she’s willing to give Omid another chance. They all say hello and GG says that she doesn’t see any food so she may as well start drinking. GG requests whisky and they all toast…Salamati (cheers in Farsi). Next scene they are taking another shot and MJ has had a wardrobe change and is wearing a white monokini and a blue cover-up tied as a skirt. Omid also ditched his neon green t-shirt for a white tank. Everyone is drinking heavily and seem to be having fun.
Mike asks Reza about hi job and if he likes it. Reza says he loves it and that Mike needs to come by. Reza tells Mike that client’s are blowing up his phone right now. Mike tells him that he’s working on four deals right now and at the end of the day he’ll only make like $40,000 off those deals. Reza laughs and tells him that he’s making that from one deal. Mike in his talking head says the Real Estate market is really frustrating right now. That Reza just flashes his smile and makes $40k – of course he’s jealous. Back at the party, Reza tells Mike that whatever he’s doing in commercial he can quadruple it in residential. Reza continues to tell Mike that he works 3 times as hard for literally 1/4 of the money- its nonsense. In his talking head Reza says that Mike is wasting his time in commercial real estate, that its not a good fit for him, that he needs to turn around say good bye and run as fast as he can in the opposite direction. Back at the party Reza tells Mike that he doesn’t know why they are not teamed up yet, that the both of them can take over Beverly Hills. (Uhm isn’t MJ his partner at the office?) Mike smiles and hugs Reza and tells him that they can talk. Reza tells Mike that he loves MJ, but that MJ doesn’t want to work and there’s nothing he can do about it. In his talking head Reza explains that he needs a partner who’s a hustler and that’s just not MJ (Uhm, didn’t MJ call him out by sayings he makes more money even though she works less?) Back at the party, Mike also says he loves MJ, but that at the end of the day its just business. (Poor MJ…a few feet away and she doesn’t know that her best friends are plotting to cut her out of the residential real estate business…this won’t end well.)
Reza is toasting again, this time to- Asa tells them maybe not to drink the whole shot. Omid agrees and tells her that they’ll ease on the shot because he’s double fisted. Asa then tells Omid that it was nice to meet him the other night but that she thought the comments he made towards the women who were sitting there (at the table) were rude. Omid says he agrees with her and apologizes for that but that when someone attacks him without knowing him it doesn’t sit well with that- he just reacted. Asa tells him they were just having fun. Omid reminds Asa that she said he was loud and obnoxious. Asa says she didn’t say that, that she just said he was loud…MJ interjects and says Asa said ‘damn you are loud’ **flashback to the dinner and what Asa said was: ‘damn you have a loud ass laugh’ ** GG then interjects herself by telling Asa that she said he was loud and then that she proceed to tell him that he’s laughing so hard that he’s making her (Asa’s) ear drum hurt. Omid tries to tell GG to stop. Asa tells GG her eardrums were vibrating…Reza can’t help but to burst out laughing right behind GG. GG then tells everyone to let her talk please- that sometimes when she wants to talk no one lets her talk. As she says this Mike smiles his way right next to them (LOL) GG tells Asa that se knows she wasn’t saying that to be spiteful but that it hurt her (GG’s) feelings when Asa said let’s toast Omid’s big nose. Mike cracks up out loud and walks away. Asa looks bewildered at GG and says “really?”
In her talking head GG says that Asa seems to be quite dismissive (which she is) and that it makes her blood boil. Back at the party GG explains to Asa that she got a nose job and that her nose was a very big issue for her and that she constantly thought people were judging her…I though this was about hurting Omid’s feelings? (Mike in the background is clowning around with Omid covering his nose) Asa asks GG while holding GG’s hand “how many times have u heard me say I love big noses?” MJ says never and then Reza jumps in and says Asa always says it…Asa is shocked MJ is taking GG’s side…(why are they having this conversation as a group?)
Reza says he’s out and walks away. Asa tells GG, Omid and MJ that she has a whole series of Persian profiles that she does with people with big noses because she wants to show what beautiful noses they (Persian’s) have. Asa then explains that she’s very invested in the Persian nose business, and tat its not about GG. GG starts to boil and Omid tries to explain to Asa the context of the situation. Omid tells Asa that he had only known her for 8 seconds and that someone that doesn’t know everything that she just said as offensive- as talking sh*t. GG in the background rumples her cup and thrown it to the ground. Asa gets defensive and tells him that he said he’d backslap them. GG then gets in the middle and starts saying that Omid was not going to hurt anyone- that Omid has never hurt a fly in his life. Asa tells them she’s confused about what the conversation is about. She loves his big nose and that he should be confident enough… GG says she’s trying to just talk to her. Asa tells GG that the issue is that every party, every time that they are all together, that GG does this. GG says shocked “ME?! I do This?!” Asa says she doesn’t want any of this drama every time that they are at a party. At this point everyone at the party is looking over at them- or so Bravo editors make it seem. Asa continues to tell GG that they are having a lovely pool party- why are they tripping? That if she said something about Omid’s nose- it has nothing to do with her (GG) –true. Omid tries to diffuse the situation by saying they’ll deal with it later. Then GG says MJ told her that she was surprised that she was s well behaved… MJ says yes but that she’s having a hard time following this conversation. (I am too & Omid it seems) Asa then accuses MJ of being GG’s little sidekick on this – MJ says she’s not being anyone’s sidekick. GG keeps yelling and then proceeds to start taking off her earrings. And comes at Asa. Asa pushes GG away Omid tells GG to relax and MJ is trying to hold GG back. GG keeps telling Asa that she’ll f**k her up and Asa yells at GG that she’ll toss her like a salad (LOL)…MJ keeps pushing GG back until she trips and falls- bringing GG down with her. Omid then tries to keep GG away by getting in the middle of the two women and MJ gets up and is trying to bear hug GG into calming down. Asa tells GG that she’s a toothpick with a wig on. GG yells and Asa tells her to bring it. At this point more people (even Mike) are starting to circle them and trying to break it up. Asa says she’s tired of this sh*t happening every time and then tells the guys for them to go party. Asa walks away.
Mike (very angrily) tells GG to shut the f**k up and to listen to him- that she better f**king behave herself. He then adds: “What the f**k is wrong with you?” GG starts trying to sell her excuses that Asa was being so disrespectful – but Mike cuts her off and grabs her face and tells her to look at him and to relax. In his talking head Mike says that GG was “being absurd, a lush, a drunk, she’s belligerent, she’s being rude…it’s disgusting.”
Omid approaches and GG then tells Omid that she’s being disrespected for no f**king reason and Omid is telling her that you don’t do that and that they are at ASA’S friend’s house. Mike grabs her face and tells her enough is enough. Omid tells her that they should go.
In her talking head Asa says that this is not about the nose thing its about GG doing this all the time and ruining every party they go to. (true- otherwise she wouldn’t be employed by Bravo) Asa says she’s done, that she doesn’t have time for any petty bullshit from petty people. Back at the party Mike tries to escort GG through the back way but GG refuses and runs out looking for Asa but Omid catches her, lifts her and puts her over his shoulder (her boob pops out) and takes her out of the party. Omid tells GG “now you are making me look stupid.” Asa continues to play basketball and doesn’t let GG ruin her day. Asa tells MJ that she doesn’t want to talk to her and to please get away from her. Asa then tells MJ that she is somebody else when they talk alone, but when they are with others she is entirely different. In her talking head Asa says that MJ will take the side of whomever she’s with at that moment. At the basketball court she tells MJ that she’s two faced. In her talking head MJ says she’s not two-faced she says she’s just able to see both sides at the same time. At the basketball court MJ keeps trying to talk to Asa but Asa keeps telling MJ to go away because she’s so hurt by her and disappointed in her. In her talking head MJ says that Asa sometimes says things that are very callous, very insensitive, rude and that Asa has no idea. MJ tells Asa that sometimes she’s mean. Asa in her talking head says she’s raw and true not mean. (IMHO that’s what people say to pretend that what they said wasn’t mean…in this case Asa was rude and should’ve apologized. GG& MJ should’ve stayed out of it…and they all probably should talk to each other sober.)
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Cast Blogs by Stars99
“I said something I shouldn’t have said and I am sorry and I now regret it. I know, it’s shocking right? My mouth gets me in a lot of trouble, but this time I’ve pissed off the wrong rich person. It is so frustrating when Adrienne or her people say something about me that isn’t true or discuss me as a parent, I think she has met my kids one time.”
Yes, you have made the wrong litigious rich person cranky. Don’t you now wish that “STFU” was the worst thing you said to or about Adrienne? You’ve got to understand the general rule that, “He who can afford to hire the best lawyer wins” almost every time. And the Maloofs have a bazillion lawyers ready to jump into action. You’ve really got to wise-up on what to say and what not to say – I’m not talking about changing your style – but you’ve got to be more prudent about how far to go on a subject. Whatever this big secret is – it’s got to be pretty wackadoodle because even Bravo, an organization that would sell their own mother down the river for a dime, didn’t air it. Sure, I’m sure Bravo got hit with some sort of legal action from the Maloofs – but surely “the secret” has got to be something other than the surrogacy thing, right?
“We all make mistakes, and if I could take this back I would. Trust me! I can’t, so now I just have to deal. Boy is it going to be expensive!”
Perhaps you can open a PayPal Account that accepts tax deductible donations for the, “Save Brandi from being Maloof Hoofed Fund.” I’m thinking that you’ll prolly need it for this particular faux pas and a whole lot more. Plan ahead, Brandi!
“My frustrations with Adrienne since last season’s reunion have been boiling for some time, and I finally reached my breaking point. I understand why Paul was upset with me and he was just defending his wife’s honor. But I don’t think even Paul was aware (at the time) of how underhanded she could be.”
Well, Paul was married to her – I’m sure he had some sort of inkling of the kind of person she is. It’s interesting that you and Paul are okay now, though… very interesting… Brandi goes on to talk about Kyle’s assertion that when Kyle had a book deal that Brandi didn’t support her. Brandi explains that it’s because it happened when they were not on friendly terms – but that now, since they are on much better terms, she has gone to almost every business party Kyle’s invited her to attend. Brandi says that, “I think it’s safe to say I’m in full support of her business ventures now that she is nicer to me.” Evidently, Kyle hasn’t hidden your crutches recently.
Kim starts her blog talking about how great it was to see Kyle giving Alexia her first car. She also mentioned how happy she was that she was invited to the food tasting at Sur and how she looked forward to being with the girls in a smaller setting. She said she was nervous, but excited.
“After I arrived, Lisa, Brandi and I were discussing Ken’s upcoming surgery. Lisa said she had some concerns about Ken not wanting to remove his underwear. I suggested Brandi for the job — haha. I’ll take care of Lisa, and Brandi can take care of Ken.”
I gotta say, it tickles me when I see Kim being funny. I’ve not seen that side of her personality – you wear sobriety well, Kim.
“When we first sat down, Lisa said she could tell I was doing well, because I looked well. Those are things in early recovery that you need to hear. When Lisa asked me if I felt strong in my sobriety or if there are days that I felt like I could relapse, I tried to explain to her that there were people and situations that were frustrating, hurtful, or overwhelming for me. Those feelings and that pain that I had made me fearful of where those emotions could take me had I not dealt with them properly.”
Kim explains that she is working with various people who are helping her along in her sobriety process. She is learning how she can be strong and remain sober through some very difficult times. She also says that there were a few people at the table that could spark some negative emotions in her – not just Kyle. Although, didn’t we ALL think she was talking about Kyle? Lolol… She wants to work through all of this while maintaining her sobriety. Good luck… I mean it… although I don’t know how it’s even possible to deal with most of the housewives while sober – and I don’t even drink!
“Lunch was going great, until Brandi talked about what all went down with her and Adrienne. When someone doesn’t like someone or doesn’t get along with them, sometimes they don’t say very nice things. We’ve all been guilty of that, but I felt like Brandi talking against Adrienne, and all the girls just sitting there, while nobody was defending her or stopping it, was wrong. I almost felt new to the group, as I really am just getting to know everybody after two years. Brandi started with “Well, I think she lies a lot, doesn’t have a book deal, and something about an argument over the phone regarding Lisa.” But then, Brandi said something that made my mouth drop.”
It’s so weird that you feel “new to the group” – but since during the last 2 seasons you were always in an altered state of inebriation, I guess it makes sense. The thing is, Kim, that the group of people – you know, the one that was comprised of people sitting at the table who were not defending Adrienne or who were stopping Brandi… that group actually includes YOU. You guys all need to start taking responsibility for what you say and for what you don’t say – for what you do, and for what you don’t do… you know, like normal people…
“When I heard it, I felt like a knife went through me for Adrienne. I couldn’t believe what I had heard. As close as Adrienne and I have been over the last few years, I felt like if it were true, I would have known about it for sure. And if I didn’t know, then she didn’t want anybody to know. This is Adrienne’s family, her loved ones are involved here. I feel like Brandi and I are just getting off to a good start and having some fun. Brandi said one time “You don’t talk about my babies,” and that was only about her kids going potty by the pool. She was soooo upset about that. I don’t know what she would do if someone said something like this about her family. I’m sure looking back; she must see that this was wrong. I’ve gotten to know Brandi, and I feel she is a good person, and I’m sure she deep down she knows this is wrong to expose this family in this way. I had to get up and leave the table. I went into the ladies room to think about what I needed to do. I needed to say something to Brandi. I took a deep breath, came out very calm and I was ready to talk to Brandi. But the conversation had shifted when I came out, and it was not the right time.”
Kim has a good point about how ballistic Brandi went when someone talked about her kids. I think that’s prolly true for every parent… We don’t know what the big secret is – but it’s clear it’s “about her family”… But Kim, you’re confusing me, because in your talking head interview you said that after Brandi was done dropping the bomb this time, that everyone just got up from the table and left… but in this blog you say that the conversation had shifted and it wasn’t the right time to talk to Brandi? Kim explains that she called Adrienne right away when she got home because she knew it was important that she know about what had happened. If it was such a bombshell, it actually makes sense to me that you immediately called Adrienne. I wonder why no one else did? Interesting… She said that she pulled Adrienne and Paul aside right away at Mauricio’s event since Adrienne never called her back. Do any of these women call each other back? Lolol…
“There is no nice ending to this situation at this point, but I did what I felt I needed to do as a friend. As far as Brandi and I go, we’re good. I don’t always agree with the things she says or does, but I’m sure she feels the same about me. I hope you all understand that I came from a caring place, and I didn’t mean to make trouble for anyone. I just felt I had an obligation, as this could be harmful to any family, and especially my friends.”
Well, I’m sure that Brandi knew Adrienne would hear about what she said sooner or later, anyway. It prolly surprised her that Adrienne heard it from you, the queen of confrontation – but Brandi generally takes ownership of what she says.
“The time had finally come to buy Alexia her car. We hadn’t told her anything and she wasn’t expecting one. Our house actually HAD been egged so we decided to use that as part of our cover up. Mauricio finally decided on that particular car because he felt it was reliable and most importantly safe. It was such an exciting moment. I loved watching the joy my husband got out of giving that car to Alexia. Alexia was truly so appreciative as she always is. She has always been so responsible, loving, and kind. Always happy, always smiling. I cried my eyes out after she drove off. So happy for her but so sad that she no longer needed me to drive her everywhere. As exhausting as it can be at times, I love those moments with my kids.”
Yeah, as crazy as it sounds, 16 year olds living in Beverly Hills are generally given new cars for almost any occasion. Not saying that it’s a smart practice – but it’s pretty common. I would hate to pay their car insurance bills.
“The Sur tasting. . .What started out to be a simple food tasting turned out to be the start of a very intense feud between Brandi and Adrienne. What Brandi said at the table was a very private matter. What she says Adrienne “lied” about, does not fall into the category of a lie. It falls in the “it’s nobody’s business” category. Not about anyone else except her family. It doesn’t effect Brandi or any of us in any way, shape, or form. I understand when you’re upset with someone you say things you don’t mean, but talking about private family matters is below the belt. It had gone too far. I wasn’t sure how to handle the situation with Adrienne. I knew she would find out eventually and wanted to give her a heads up but wasn’t sure how or when . . .”
Are you freakin’ kidding me? Since when did you have problems with confrontation, Kyle? Yes, we’ve often seen you at a loss for words… (Insert eye roll here) Even more often, you’ve demonstrated that you are SUCH a shrinking violet at the thought of a potential confrontational conversation (Yes, insert another eye roll here). But this would have been the kind of conversation that you thrive on the most – you know, the kind where you get to tattletale on someone you really don’t like too much to someone who would potentially remember this level of loyalty at a fortuitous time, like when it’s time buy or sell real estate?
“Then the bombshell. . .I want to say that, although I was upset with Kim for choosing that time to tell Adrienne and Paul what Brandi had told everyone, I KNOW she was coming from a good place. Bad timing? Yes, but she was trying to be a friend to Adrienne and Paul and felt we were keeping something important from them. Don’t get me wrong, I was upset that night. I didn’t want Mauricio’s special night ruined or to embarrass him. So much for that . . .”
So let me get this straight, it was perfectly fine to encourage a potentially volatile confrontation between Adrienne and Lisa or Brandi and Taylor at your 4 year olds’ birthday party with lots of children around, but it is NOT okay for a confrontation to take place basically at an Open House with nothing but grownups in attendance? I get that it was Mauricio’s launch – but surely everyone in attendance knows about the show and probably had hoped that they’d see some drama up close and personal. They weren’t disappointed.
“Tempers flared and accusations were thrown out. I felt bad because Brandi and I have our ups and downs but we were in a good place and now this. Regardless of why she said what she did, it was wrong. There was no denying that. I understand Paul being so protective. He felt he was protecting Adrienne and his family. I have never seen Paul upset like that and know him to be a kind, gentle person.”
Yeah, Paul was just sticking up for his family. Could have done it differently – with different words… but then again, he knows that creating drama = Bravo gold.
Lisa talks about how she has a food tasting with friends every couple of months at her restaurant. She assured Brandi that the waitress who had cheated with Brandi’s ex-husband would not be there. I dunno – I kind of feel like that waitress should work somewhere else – I know that may not be fair, but if Brandi is that close of a friend of Lisa’s… hello? I can’t imagine a good friend of mine employing someone that an affair with my cheating husband while we were married. Lisa tells us that it’s complicated but that we’ll find out some information in the future.
“I had a problem with one of my servers, Stassi, who has worked for me for a few years now. The customer in question was somebody I trust implicitly. I had heard from him and two witnesses what had gone down. So, when I discovered Stassi was drinking at the party, I had no interest in her side of the story, simple as that. Stassi continues to work for me, and is best friends with my daughter, so I make constant allowances for her. However I have many people who have worked for me for years. I always listen and support them, but generally the customer is nearly always right. . .It’s the way I run my business.”
Well, Lisa… your type of business stands or falls on the principle of “the customer is always right.” However, that being said, anyone who has ever worked with the public – make that “the entitled, rich public” knows that they can turn on you in a heartbeat for no apparent reason. One minute you can be laffing and joking with them – and the next moment you’re a “dead tomato squashed with moldy purple spots” (gratuitous “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch lyric reference… You’re welcome – Happy Holidays!).
“At the tasting Kyle asks Brandi as to why she has such negative feelings for Adrienne. . .ooh dear. Now what you don’t realize is that Brandi has had many, many instances, nothing whatsoever to do with my situation (may I remind you that they knew each other prior to my meeting Brandi) and has accumulated deep negative feelings towards her. Adrienne has been economical with the truth on many occasions, vicious lies from her employee about myself and Brandi in the press, social media, etc. I felt that when Brandi exposed this particular scenario that Adrienne had wanted to keep secret, it wasn’t to expose the issue, but to expose that this was just something else that they weren’t honest about (she regrets it herself), but I understood her frustration. I too have been at the end of Adrienne’s wrath. I deal in a different manner. I don’t need anybody, as I have said previously to Kyle, to get involved. I will hold my ground and deal with it myself, one on one.”
I just had to laff at this – because Lisa, you are back peddling so fast away from any potential correlation that Brandi’s disdain for Adrienne has been fueled by your own Maloof issues. The truth of the matter is that a lawsuit between you and Adrienne would only hurt both of your businesses. Neither of you could afford to lose a lawsuit – businesswise. For someone like Brandi – who doesn’t have the kind of legal resources readily at her disposal – a lawsuit is just an easy way for Adrienne to swat the bothersome Brandi away with very minimal financial repercussions to the Maloof’s empire.
“Ken has needed a hip replacement as he had injured it many years ago playing polo. He is so incredibly active, gym every day, walking dogs, etc. that for him it seemed a nightmare. But it was inevitable it had to be done, so we knew we had a brilliant doctor so he decided to take the plunge. We are so incredibly entwined I felt as nervous as he did. It is strange I have no recollection of cameras ever being present at so many eventful moments in our lives, like our daughter’s wedding, but when it is replayed I marvel at the fact that all these little vignettes, so important in our journey are forever documented and I am thankful for that. It was a tedious wait, nervously reassuring myself that all would be fine but always cognizant of the fact that whenever you are under for hours there is always risk.”
That had to have been scary. And shockingly, Ken wasn’t in the hospital for a discretionary cosmetic operation like most of the other hospital visits we’ve seen on RH’s. What a concept! It was very kewl to see your kids there – that was awesome. Lisa goes on to say basically, that she was happy she wasn’t at Mauricio’s event. She warns us again that this season is challenging…(sigh).
Taylor starts out with how great it was to be at Sur, how concerning it was for Ken to have hip surgery, and how happy she is to see and hear about how well Kim is doing in her recovery process.
“‘Bookgate’ continues, and I have a feeling we haven’t heard the last of it. The tension between Adrienne and Brandi has been building for some time. When Brandi blurted out the very personal issue about Adrienne and her family, we were all stunned. I had no knowledge of whether it was true or false, but I knew it was going to be a real problem for our group.”
Taylor, you say, “I have a feeling we haven’t heard the last of it” – Well, you would know since you were part of the filming, no? Regarding the secret, “I had no knowledge of whether it was true or false”… Why did I suddenly picture Sgt. Schultz on the old Hogan’s Heroes TV show saying, “I know nothing!”… Yes, it is not wise to make a Maloof cranky.
“Well, so much for the celebration. . .I could feel the mounting tension at the Agency event and knew we wouldn’t get out of there without a scene. When I saw Kim over talking to Adrienne and Paul, I started to feel the anxiety in me growing. I have such terrible memories of rage and it stirred up all those feelings in me watching Paul, Brandi, and Adrienne screaming so close to each other’s faces. I feel terrible that this was all happening at Mauricio’s business event. We were all there to celebrate his success and it ended abruptly with this dramatic exit.”
Really? I can’t believe the entire event ended with the shout down – unless it was already winding down. Yeah, I cringe and get nervous when other people’s anger boils over, too… But Taylor, we have seen many times when you have completely flipped out at people, too. Granted, alcohol was probably involved… but viewers have so much baggage with you it really is quite hard for us to take you seriously when you play the anxious victim card.
“Stay tuned for more, much more on this issue.”
Great. Thanks for the warning!
Yolanda H. Foster
“I hope you’re all getting ready for Christmas and not getting too stressed out. It is a great time for the kids, so from now until December 25th, I’m going to pretend that I’m 11 years old again!”
Starts to inexplicably sing, “I don’t want to grow up, I’m a Toys R Us kid…”
“This week has been quite a revelation in my health journey. After struggling for the past year to get an accurate diagnosis, I finally found out that I have had Neuro-Borrelia Lyme Disease. So far I have learned that it is a very misunderstood and hard-to-detect enemy, so I feel a lot of comfort in having something that I can fight head on! It will require many months of intravenous antibiotics and immune therapy but I’m very optimistic and ready to fight the good fight.”
Wow… I looked up Neuro-Borrelia Lyme Disease and she has quite a fight ahead. It sounds like she is going to be pretty open about it – so I hope it’s cathartic for her to share her journey with us. We’re rooting for you!
“I obviously know how things are going to play out, so what I can tell you is that it’s definitely going to get a lot more intense than what it looks like right now. Brandi said things in the heat of the moment that were very hurtful and wrong, but instead of the appropriate apologies being accepted by Adrienne and moving forward, these issues were taken to a whole new level.”
Don’t you love how she is honest with the viewers about knowing how things are going to play out? YoYo (yes, I still call her that because I can) knows what was said and yet still implies, but does not actually state, that Adrienne should have accepted Brandi’s apology and moved on… Rich people do not like it when other rich people sue. Didn’t Adrienne herself say that? Lolololol… By the way – you were missed on this week’s episode, YoYo! I mean really, they couldn’t have included anything about her this week? Harumph!
“Adrienne chooses an intimidating and hostile way of communication, one that I have never experienced or witnessed in my life and to be honest — way out of my comfort zone. I keep reminding myself though, that no one really knows what it’s like to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.”
But who would want to walk a mile in a Maloof Hoof? YoYo continues her blog acknowledging that people are probably expecting her to write about her perspective of what people should have done differently. She said she will talk more about things as we move forward.
Real Housewives of Miami Cast Blogs – Blogged by IDon’tBelieveinUnicorns
I believe that fashion — just like art — is a way of personal expression, and they are both a big part of contemporary culture. So that is why I was a little preoccupied with my packing for the Bimini trip. Everyone knows I take art seriously, and since I also consider fashion an art form, I had to take my choices of outfits seriously.
Huh? Is she kidding? She packed five suitcases because she takes art seriously? Maybe another excuse could have been she needed five suitcases because she speaks five languages. Makes about as much sense. Since she’s so into art, maybe she should learn the art of being humble.
On the “getting cheated on” conversation, I must say that to me, the sooner one finds out the better. Who wants to be in the dark about that?
PLEASE don’t make me start taking Karent’s side because she’s being “bullied” a la Teresa… Alexia.
Overall, I was happy to see all the girls having a civilized time and trying to enjoy each other’s company.
I don’t think Karent was enjoying all the girl’s civility as you say. Civility usually doesn’t cause tears… feeling like you’ve been punched in the stomach doesn’t always require a fist and is not usually conducive to enjoying the company.
One thing Adriana doesn’t’ ever overpack is her blog.
I’m sure you are ALL wondering how mom and I get our flawless youthful looks, well the cat’s out of the bag! “Cryogenics Night” is a weekly slumber routine with mom, but a daily one for me. I basically keep my home as cold as it can possibly get and wear winter clothes inside in hopes of freezing myself into staying forever young. Even my pets wear sweaters! Now that I think of it, my cat is still alive and has been around a lot longer than anticipated.
I’ve wondered many things about Marysol and her mom but this certainly wasn’t one of them. One thought however, if she’s trying to freeze herself into staying young, maybe she should skip the winter clothes… kinda defeats the purpose doesn’t it? I pray this tidbit about her over-the-hill kitty isn’t an indication of having to deal with the demise of another beloved pet.
Mother predicts a wicked storm and trouble amongst the ladies in Bimini. I was really looking forward to this bonding trip, so mom’s warnings made me feel as though I was going to be clear of any drama. “PHEW!”
Sorry Mama Elsa… but tell us something we DON’T know. That’s not a prediction, it’s a given. I bet Mama Elsa’s tea leaves tell her Rodolfo’s cheating also. I read the same thing in my coffee grounds… Colombian coffee of course.
Something you may not know about me is that I am paranoid of being in any kind of accident (that is why I don’t do any sports or exercise). I immediately prepared for our flight over the Bermuda Triangle by securing my flotation device and making sure I could access a flare gun. I just couldn’t picture “my end” plummeting into the sea and being consumed by a watery grave. I am a safety freak, perfectionist, and majorly OCD.
I don’t think a flotation device or flare gun is a match for the reputable Bermuda Triangle. Is it not known to poof people into oblivion? Victims are abducted by aliens or sent back in time or whatever it is that happens when they mysteriously disappear. Whatever… I’ve seen worse things happen on these housewives’ trips. Really… what’s up with these housewives being paranoid? It’s a bit contradictory considering they’ve signed on to being a Real Housewife. I’ve read a contract… it states clearly that they must be willing to put themselves into physically dangerous situations, etc. etc. etc. As a matter of fact just reading it was enough to scare the crap out of me. Bravo leaves absolutely no room… zero, zilch, nada… for any liability against themselves. It’s my guess that Fear Factor’s contract looked like a walk in the park compared to RHs.
The Karent/Rodolfo conversation was a tough call. Alexia really did not want to say anything, since she didn’t feel it was her place. We all struggled and discussed at nauseum whether it was better to keep it to ourselves or to share the information. We all asked ourselves, would “WE” in the same situation want to know. We agreed that it would be best if Alexia shared the information with Karent’s closest friend Lisa and then let her decide whether she wanted to tell Karent. To this day I’m not sure why Karent had to be told about the article in front of all of us; it had to have been very painful and humiliating. If I was Lisa, I would have taken her into a private room alone to tell her.
I think Marysol meant to say… “We only wanted to make it look like the Karent/Rudolfo conversation was a tough call. Alexia couldn’t wait to say something even though she knew it wasn’t her place. We all reveled in discussing it ad nauseum even though we already knew it was something we should keep to ourselves… we couldn’t wait to share the information with Karent. We all convinced ourselves that “WE” in the same situation would want to know (of course we ignored the part about the cameras being there). We agreed that it would look better if Alexia shared the information with Karent’s closest friend Lisa (for obvious reasons we chose Lisa over Joanna because Joanna would have told us where to stick it) and let her think she was going to be the only one telling Karent. To this day I thought it was brilliant that Alexis barged into the room while Lisa told Karent because it gave us a chance to all slip in and gleefully watch what we knew would be painful and humiliating for Karent. Hahaha… and Lisa thought she was taking Karent into a private room alone to tell her. I love it when a plan comes together perfectly.”
Stay tuned for next week, it’s getting better and better…
Wow… I rest my case.
I just had to include Alexia’s side of the story. If you ask me, she shouldn’t have written a blog. Her story is a twisted mess. Even though I still don’t like Karent… this is just wrong on so many levels.
It was not easy for me to confront Karent about Rodolfo, even though I always suspected their relationship (this time around) was only for the cameras. I still felt bad approaching her, and you can clearly hear it in my voice and see it in my face, contrary to Lisa’s theory and comment. I would never do something like that to someone who is in a real relationship, but I knew it wasn’t going to hurt her, because there were no feelings and emotions; there was simply no relationship. You can clearly see what I’m talking about throughout this season. Karent’s reaction was also very strange to ALL of us, but normal for her…her usual smile!
So… she thought the relationship was just for the cameras but still felt bad approaching her. Hmph. She wouldn’t do it to someone in a real relationship and knew it wasn’t going to hurt her. Is she serious? Karent’s reaction was strange but normal… her usual smile. I think Karent was trying hard to keep that smile. So many housewives use those crocodile tears but Karent was painfully trying to hold them back. She didn’t totally succeed. I don’t like Karent but seeing her made me feel very uncomfortable.
This article/information was written and brought to my attention by one of the writers who writes for me in Venue Magazine. She’s a freelancer, so she also writes for other publications, and in this case she wrote a piece for someone else, not Venue Magazine. Anyhow, she shared it with me because she, like many others, thought it was funny how Karent was going around town saying Rodolfo and her were a couple when he was living in Mexico and with another girlfriend. This is public information to all (just google it). The article talked about Rodolfo’s love interest, Ana Belena, in Mexico and when and how they met with dates and everything. Ana Belena was quoted and gave the interview willingly. Accompanying the article were pictures of them affectionately kissing in the lips. Obviously not a publicity stunt! I had known about it for a week or so and decided to share it with the girls for the first time in the house in Bimini. As you all saw, the girls all thought I should share it with Karent at dinner. I also thought Karent knew about this already… It’s hard to believe she didn’t when it was already on the internet, and being that she is so obsessed with celebrities, I’d think she would have had a google alert on him (and if she could, even a GPS)! Seriously, her publicist would know as well. I’m not buying it… She is always playing the innocent victim.
If Alexis is so sure that Karent already must have known about this affair, then why did she feel the need to tell her about it? Why not tell the girls, who all thought it was so important that Karent be told, that she MUST already know about it for all the reasons she gives here? I did, however, find it interesting that the other woman’s name is Ana. Karent obviously believed this pig when he told her OUR Ana was the one texting him. He is one creepy McCreepster and I can’t believe Alexia would think this wouldn’t hurt Karent. I certainly don’t think Karent is playing a victim. How can Alexis complain about Karent’s fake smile but then claim she plays a victim? How can she play a victim when she didn’t even share the information that she WAS a victim? That’s a bit contradictory. It seemed as if Alexis is the one who wanted to make Karent a victim.
Earlier at dinner we had all gone around the dinner table and talked about relationships. When it was Karent’s turn, she said her relationship with Rodolfo was perfect with a big smile! We all looked at each other like what? Are you kidding? No one’s relationship is perfect! That’s what I can’t stand about her. I know the rest of the girls were waiting for me to bring it up at the dinner table, but I couldn’t, because the table is sacred to me. So we headed over back to the house to have some drinks and just hang out, when Adriana starts the conversation again about relationships and being cheated on. So I’m like wow, this is a sign. I need to say something now. The girls (ALL of them as a matter of fact) said they would want to know if they were being cheated on. I was the only one that said I would not want to hear it from someone else. I feel that most women know. I would know as a woman. Signs are there, we just choose not to see them and accept them.
Okay… let me get this straight. So Karent says her relationship with Rodolfo is perfect… (even though it’s fake and Karent doesn’t have feelings about it). Alexis pats herself on the back for not saying anything at the “sacred” dinner table… even though the others want her to… she knows this. Then… back at the house… there was a sign… Adriana talked about being cheated on! (Seriously?… like we’ve never heard her talk about that before.) But according to Alexia, this is a sign! Alexia MUST say something NOW! Now… even though Alexia says SHE would not want to hear it from someone else, the girls, ALL of them, said they would… therefore, she must. Again… Alexia is the ONLY one who said she would not want to hear it from another. Wait a second… most women know… Alexis would know… being a woman… she would know. There are signs… signs are there. Dang I’m dizzy. Am I the only one dizzy? I think Alexia must be dizzy too. She can’t be dizzy… she has a job to do!
Bottom line, ALL of the ladies wanted to know, including Karent. I could feel the pressure from Adriana, Lea, Marysol, and Ana. I did what I thought was right. I called her friend Lisa outside and let her know. Lisa agreed to tell her so she would finally wake up. I thought Lisa would wait until later and take her to a room, but she didn’t. She barged right into the living room to tell her, and of course I followed, because I figured if she was going to deliver the message right then and there I needed to be present and make sure everything she was saying was right. Lisa, Karent, and Joanna have the type of friendship where they throw each other under the bus and then try to justify each other’s wrong behavior by blaming others or saying they did so because they are really such good friends! As a matter of fact, I feel Joanna and Lisa deep inside are happy that finally came out.
See it’s Karent’s fault because she wanted to know… and the other ladies’ because they were pressuring Alexis to tell Karent. She tells Lisa who now is also to blame because she didn’t wait to tell Karent like Alexis thought she would. And Alexis HAD to follow her don’t cha know… it had to be said just right even though, let’s not forget, Alexis is convinced Karent already knew about Rodolfo cheating on her in their fake relationship. And then Alexis is worried about Lisa, Joanna and Karent throwing each other under the bus because… wait… I can’t, I just can’t anymore… because they are such good friends? HUH? Can this story get anymore convoluted? I think someone needs a ghostwriter. Doesn’t Alexis have a son or two she needs to look after? I need an aspirin.
Note: I’m coming back to this blog feeling the need to add the following. Alexis’ blog is completely nonsensical but I can’t help but wonder how much of what happened actually had to do with Alexis own actions in this producer driven series. It comes back to that scary real housewives’ contract… the fact that it requires the possibility of dangerous physical situations is one condition within pages of others and it’s not necessarily the one I’d be most paranoid about. Don’t get me wrong… it doesn’t let any of them off the hook. They all signed it and I’m not sure if I would think they were less intelligent if they didn’t even read the contract then if I knew they did. I don’t know what’s worse.
Ah, the infamous “cast trip.” We have seen every city embark on one. Housewives have traveled far and wide from Kenya to Ojai all seeking the same thing: healing. After enduring months of filming, a little healing trip is just what the doctor ordered. But is true healing possible? Can we really heal the wounds that we either deliberately or negligently inflicted upon each other throughout the course of this season? Call me cynical, call me jaded, but I was not optimistic. I’m not sure there are enough Band-Aids in the western hemisphere to stop the bleeding of our gaping wounds, but (for the most part), we tried.
Cynical, jaded, not optimistic… very befitting words when dealing with the real housewives. Let’s break it down. “Ah, the infamous “cast trip.” I love that Ana calls it that. Saying that it’s anything but is one reason of many that we’re jaded. “Can we really heal the wounds that we either deliberately or negligently inflicted upon each other throughout the course of this season”? I’m cynical that that’s in the script. I’m not sure there are enough Band-Aids in the western hemisphere to stop the bleeding of our gaping wounds, but (for the most part), we tried. Certainly not optimistic about it.
I was surprised to hear Alexia telling Lea that she had something to discuss with her. I would have expected her to share that with me first since it dealt with something I had been accused of early in the season. The first time I heard of it was when she told all of us while we were getting ready in the bathroom.
What, no Google alerts?
When Alexia disclosed that Rodolfo’s new love interest was a 24 year old named “Ana” I felt some vindication. After all, I had been accused of texting someone when I didn’t, and mockingly described as an “older woman” all in the first episode! Needless to say, compared to a 24 year old, we are all a bunch of hags. To say there was a bit of poetic justice in this new development, is quite the understatement. To relish in it at someone else’s expense is not my style, and as you can see by my facial expressions and reactions, there was nothing about that confrontation that I enjoyed. I won’t waste valuable blog space to Karent’s reaction to this information, as it was consistent with all of her previous reactions. Makes you wonder if a river cruise through Egypt would have been a more appropriate cast trip.
I can understand how Ana felt vindicated learning about 24 year old Ana. It’s frustrating to be accused of something you didn’t do especially when there is insistence that there is proof against you. Of course I believed Ana over Rodolfo from the start. Again, Rodolfo is a pig. Plain and simple. Karent’s perpetual smile is indicative of her denial but I believe I saw her beginning to crack. I still don’t like the way it went down and I’m curious, and maybe a little queasy, to find out how this ends.
Lea begins her blog stating that this is her first girl’s trip in 17 years! She’s never been away from her son in his 11 years other than this trip. She states that the only one of the women she’s actually bonded with is Adriana and doesn’t really know the others except for attending some of the same social events and/or being involved in some work projects.
She has little else to say other than the usual…
Things to think about this week:
Are we as understanding and compassionate about people as we could be or should be?
Do we get pleasure out of others’ pain, and if so, why is it that misery loves company?
When we get invested in people, is it out of love, joy, and kindness? Is it out of curiosity? Or is it to deepen and strengthen a relationship? And why do we get invested in people anyway? Is it to look for the good? Or look for the bad? And why is it that some people just “push our buttons” enough that it sometimes brings out the worst in us?
What in life is worth time away from the people and things that nurture and empower us?
I think the other women should have to answer these questions Lea posts each week on her blog. Eh, forget it… most of them wouldn’t be honest anyway.
And of course:
Spread the love, keep the peace, and #don’t deal with stupid.
Hello everyone! We are closely approaching the end of this season, and I hope that not only have you enjoyed it so far, but that also you have had an opportunity to get to know the real me and realize that it takes time to get to know someone; you can’t just judge a book by its cover.
I’d be curious to see how many of you believe we gotten to know the “real” Karent. I don’t even know if she exists.
Seeing Alexia tell Lea to come back to the house because she wanted to speak to her about something brought chills to my spine, because I couldn’t believe the smile on her face.
I wasn’t a fan of how Alexis handled the situation, but I have to go back and rewatch this episode to see this spine chilling smile Karent is referring to.
We had decided to meet at a certain time for dinner and Lisa, Joanna, and I ended up waiting for over an hour and a half for everyone else to arrive. After seeing the episode, I see now that the delay was all because of the scheming of how to perfectly ruin my night. I am all about the truth, but when it comes from people who have been clearly meeting way before Bimini to plot my “demise” and clearly do not have my best intentions at heart, I must say that I was even more infuriated.
Food for thought: some women have claimed that we have had to earn our way into this group. The only way you earn a friendship is with sincerity, honesty, and love. None of those qualities have I seen come from anyone else but Joanna, Lisa, and Lea. Enough said.
Okay Karent, it’s hard to be sympathetic now. If you’re going to claim that the ladies were late to dinner because they wanted to ruin your night, you have to include Lea which you’re obviously not. Also, there was no evidence that anyone was “meeting way before Bimini” regarding the information that came to light. While I didn’t like the way Alexis barged into the room, it was Karent’s friend Lisa who decided when to tell her about the article. It’s difficult to judge further before seeing how this ends and whether she decides to stay in denial, but right now it seems as if she’s shooting the messenger’s messenger. I’ll be curious to see if Karent ever apologizes to Ana for not believing her regarding Rodolfo and the texts. I feel dizzy again.
Unfortunately, Lisa and Joanna haven’t submitted blogs. I really would have liked to have heard their thoughts.
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Wednesday Night Lineup December 12th by BB
8PM – Survivor (CBS); Arrow (CW); Whitney (NBC); The Middle/The Neighbors (ABC); The X Factor (Fox); Most Memorable Moments (TLC); Amish Mafia (Discovery); Baggage Battle (Trvl); The Concert for Sandy Relief (TMC, WE, Epix, Biography, FitTV, Cook, HBO)
9PM – Criminal Minds (CBS); Take it All (NBC); Modern Family/10 Most Fascinating People of 2012 (ABC); Buying and Selling (HGTV); Toddlers and Tiaras (TLC); Amish Mafia (Discovery); American Restoration (History); Toy Hunter (Trvl); Border Wars (NatGeo); Final Cut (ID); Homewreckers (DIY); Born Predator (NatGeoWild);
10PM – Top Chef Seattle (Bravo); CSI (CBS); Chicago Fire (NBC); American Horror Story (FX); Challenge: Battle of the Seasons (MTV); Shipping Wars (A&E); Jersey on Ice (TLC); Moonshiners (Discovery); Invention USA (History); Restaurant Stakeout (Food); Hell on the Highway (NatGeo); Stalked (ID); Sweat Equity (DIY); Rodeo (GAC);
11PM – WWHL: Aisha Tyler & Shemar Moore (BRAVO)
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