Top Chef Seattle / Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Cast Blogs – Blogged

Housewife News by NoMoreDrama

Lisa Hochstein promised “big news” in her blog this week.  Her “big news” was a little strange.  Apparently Daysy’s surgery went so well that she entered in a relationship with a rich client (she only cleaned house for Lisa part time and had other clients) and is now moving in with him.  Her business is also thriving and she no longer cleans homes herself but has employees. Lisa calls it a Cinderella story.  I’m sorry, but Daysy seems like a little bit of an opportunist to me.  I’m still trying to figure out how she talked Lisa into giving her free plastic surgery – or was it all to promote Lenny’s business on the show?

As for the other news I was hoping for – Lisa explains that they’ve gone through two more “cycles” and neither of them were successful.  It isn’t clear if she’s talking about in-vitro or surrogacy, but whatever the case I wish her the best of luck.

Finally Lisa talks about the home they are building on Star Island and has this to say:

“We spoke about the plans for our Star Island home. Little did we know our plans to demolish and rebuild the home would be so controversial. In spite of the building crumbling and being situated 30 inches below flood level, a group of preservationists who have never been inside the home to see just how bad it is are trying to fight us on it. Over 20 pre-1942 homes have been demolished just this year, but they have chosen to make an example out of us. Fortunately the laws of Miami Beach protect homeowners like us, but it just seems underhanded how these people are trying to change the laws retro-actively. I will keep everybody posted on our progress”

42 star island driveMeanwhile on Wednesday, according to the Miami Beach paper, the Miami Design Preservationist League filed paperwork to have the home listed on the Historic Register.  “It’s loss would be like knocking a tooth out of the Mona Lisa,” explained Mike Kinerk, who filed the paperwork.  Lisa’s husband called the group’s efforts a publicity stunt.  “These people are misguided,” Lenny said. “I don’t know what it is about their personalities that they feel they can dictate to others what they can do to their homes.”

This is the situation as far as I can determine.  The Hochsteins purchased the home at a foreclosure auction for 7.6 million.  At that time (and today) it was not designated as a historic structure.  But any changes to the house need to be approved by the city’s design review board (which is common in many cities).  People have become concerned that many of the cities’ historic homes are being razed to make way for mega mansions, and this particular home was so iconic, and the Hochstein’s plans so gawdy, that it set a group in motion to protect the historic homes in this area.

Right now the design review board hasn’t approved the plans and needs to see more structural analysis, and would like the Hochsteins to integrate more of the original features of the home into the new home (in other words build of the architectural design that is there rather than put up something completely different).

This is so off topic, but would love to know what you all think about this issue.  This sort of battle happens all the time where I live.  If this was in your neighborhood and an iconic home, would you fight to have it preserved?

Meanwhile in Atlanta Kim Zolciak talks about her new home.  Kim tweeted that they were at the new home “freezing their asses off”.  Asked if it would have a fireplace she tweeted “eight” but it wasn’t close to finished yet.  I suppose we’ll see this new place on her spin-off.

And finally, Kenya Moore is threatening to sue blogger and WWHL bartender Funky Dineva.   Apparently one of Kenya’s lies storylines  is that she owns her Atlanta home.  Funky Dineva got hold of a cancelled rent check that proves otherwise, and published it on the internet, so Kenya is suing for posting a stolen check online.  “I have spoken to my attorneys and have filed a police report and will be speaking to the DA tomorrow to proceed with Criminal prosecution of Invasion of Privacy, bank fraud and a civil lawsuit. The first two 2 charges mandate jail time if found guilty.”   Funky doesn’t seem worried – head her blog here.

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Top Chef Seattle 12/19/12 by Sugar Magnolia

Stew Room

After the beauty of the Chihuly Gardens (I hail from the GREAT Pacific NW), we saw Eliza pack her knives and go home because of her chewey Elk. Other cheftestants were sad to see her go. Danyele is trying to convince us, or herself, that she has confidence. Josh really needs to cook some fantastic pork at some point, because he is hanging his proverbial and literal hat (and mustache) on his ability to bang some hog. Henceforth, he will be referred to as Stash.

Quickfire

top-chef-season-10-gallery-episode-1007-03top-chef-season-10-gallery-episode-1007-02Padma introduces us to S4 winner (and only female to hold the TC title), Stephanie Izzard. Included in her pedigree (thank you Kenya) is to be named as “Food and Wine” magazine’s Best New Chef. Please welcome Stephanie to the Top Chef kitchen. She is very pleased to be on the other side of the judging. Tonight the cheftestants can cook anything they want and begin choosing items from the pantry, however, every item is covered in Reynolds Wrap Foil (insert commercial here). And, once they open it, it MUST be used in their dish, and it will be their only cooking vessel. (cry for our chefs who like to sous vide everything). Stephanie and Padma explain that home cooks use this as do restaurants every day. (self disclosure–used Costco brand foil to make my chicken enchilada’s last night.) Immunity, but no other cash or prizes, is on the table. 30 minutes and time starts now…

It’s a race around the kitchen for supplies, with a strategically placed GE Monagram appliance logo, and Stefan states that he will be cooking with goat’s balls, but really salmon. Micah says you can only hope for the best unless you are Superman and can see through tinfoil. Kristen is making a cake–ballsy move. Bart is taking this foil thing wayyyyy too seriously. Did he really just use his head to make a bowl? I am certain that violates every health code in the world! Everyone is scrambling with various ingredients and the 10 minute mark is called. 5 minutes…the heat is on. Time’s up, hands up utensils down (will Padma EVER get this right? Utensils down, hands up would make much more sense).

Stew good, lamb too rare, and Stefan serves Champs (thanks to the 98% real OCHW) knowing that getting the judges drunk is a good move. Raw onion, cake is going over well. Padma and Steph, don’t eat the food from Bart! Hair is not a seasoning.

Brooke, Micah, and Stash are on the bottom. Danyele, Kristen, and Sheldon are on the top. Kristen wins immunity! (best Jeff Probst imitation I can muster)

Elimination Challenge

top-chef-season-10-gallery-episode-1007-07Remlinger Farms berries and Head to Head battle. Stash was a wrestler (do not like the mental pic of him in a singlet–Phaedra rocked it way better than he could’ve). Steph gives them encouragement and Padma calls the top 6 from the Quickfire. Kristen will be cooking alone, since she has immunity. The top 6 get to choose their partners. Sheldon v Micah, Danyele v Stash (she wants to pull some Texas on his Oklahoma ass), Stefan v the Most Hated Chef Ever, Josie v Lizzie, so Bart v Brooke (who is flattered she is the last person picked) Outdoor event with 150 guests and the winner wins $10k. Check the cloche for your berry and head to Whole Foods (did you know you can get a fantastic fresh made pizza for $10? My WholePaycheck Peeps know when I walk in to put a fresh half cheese and half pepperoni in the oven).

Fight over fresh tuna between Stefan and Sheldon. Stefan gives in and buys frozen. Back at the condo, they are drinking beer and razzing stefan over his frozen fish choice. Another commercial, this one for Toyota, and a gorgeous view of the Puget Sound. (One of the most gorgeous places on Earth IMHO. We have season tix to the Seahawks and I hate football. I spend most of my time at the garlic fry stand and looking at the view wishing to live on one of the islands). But back to our programming. Off to the berry farm. Shockingly, there are not enough resources for the cheftenstants to use. Most Hated Chef Ever is going after Stash, Stefan is against everyone, the others are just talking heads, and Remlinger is vying for attention for their Bravo air time. Kristen talking personal, the rest just talking smack to each other while cooking.

Chef’s beginning to stage, and here comes Tom. The usual “I’m-trying-to-be-cordial-while-I’m-in-the-weeds-and-get-the-fuck-out-Colicchio” ensues. Did Micah really name his kids Sage and Saffron? Reminds me of Ab Fab and I can Edwina in my head saying “Saffy…), but anyhoo…

top-chef-season-10-gallery-episode-1007-14Enter Judges; Gail is looking forward to eating berries

This is what they served;

  • Josie–rolls that are not ready but being served to order–sockeye salmon roll and raspberry aoli (for the non-foodies, that is just mayo with herbs or spice)
  • Lizzie raspberry and bacon–raspberry steamed cabbage roll with heritage pork and bacon stuffing
  • Danyele–chicken pine nut terrine dressed with a blueberry vinaigrette
  • Most Hated Chef Ever- white gazpacho with spanish chorizo, gooseberries, and sweet grapes
  • Stefan (and his frozen tuna)-Cali crudo with radishes, gooseberries and spiced vinaigrette
  • Stash-savory goat cheese mousse with blueberry compote with serrano ham on top
  • Sheldon-Ahi poke summer roll with strawberries and sweet chile sauce
  • Micah–Strawberry Fried Chicken with strawberry and bacon biscuit
  • Brooke–spicy smoked chocolate pudding with a blackberry tapioca
  • Health Code Violation, aka, Bart–blackberry soup with salmon and rhubarb yogurt
  • Kristen–matcha goat milk custard with macerated tayberries

(commercial vignette making fun of Josie’s laugh)

Judges Table

Padma asks Jon, Josie, Bart, Micah, and Danyele (this is after Stefan asks everyone to suck his man parts in the stew room). Each lost their Head to Head battle, so on the bottom.

top-chef-season-10-gallery-episode-1007-11 top-chef-season-10-gallery-episode-1007-21Each of the judges wrote blogs of their own and you can find them on bravotv.com. They say it better than I can.  http://www.bravotv.com/top-chef/blogs

Please send in the rest of your colleagues. All won H to H battle. Winning dish goes tooooooooooo Kristen!

And PYKAG is to Danyele chickn rubbery, cristini was hard….

Then a fight between Stefan and Josie….hello, they didn’t have to go home so STFU! (thank you Brandi!)

See ya next week chefs! Now I am going to enjoy a bagel with NW smocked sockeye salmon.

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Cast Blogs by Stars99

Adrienne Maloof

Adrienne starts her blog by thanking her fan and her girlfriends for their support.  She also calls Mauricio “an example of a true gentleman.” Gag.  Falls on the floor laffin’ my fool head off.

“It’s difficult for me to elaborate on the events of the last few episodes; I am still in the process of my divorce and under a gag order, which prevents me from speaking about my family.”

Oh come on… come clean, for goodness’ sake… we have suffered enough, no? We have all speculated on what this “big secret” could be… and honey, none of it looks good for you.  Seriously, when left to our own demented, maniacal thought processes, we can conjure up something far, far worse than what the big secret really could be… better yet, it’s probably everything all rolled into one big secret, which means allegedly, that you must be: Formerly a man and unable to physically give birth to children so you used a surrogate, but as a former man, you didn’t have eggs so you had to use someone else’s egg and Paul’s sperm – so they’re of no actual blood relation to you at all and therefore will not inherit any of the Maloof’s holdings since the only legitimate heirs are those of direct blood lineage, but it’s okay since your purported family’s empire of wealth is really all just a huge pile of hooey, and to relieve your stress you went to your manicurist friend, the morally bankrupt, Faye Resneck and you were mesmerized by her sparkling wit and personality so that you decided to take a dip in the lady pond with Faye, but much to your horror, Brandi walked in on you and Faye while you were ummm dipping and since Brandi refused to join in the reindeer games you decided to get back at her by having a torrid affair with Eddie Cibrian. No?

“I would have attended Kyle’s dinner party, but knowing Brandi was going to be there I didn’t want to put myself in a compromising situation — I’m tired of the cattiness.”

Compromising situation?  Are you kidding? They all had already heard about the big secret – and you had your tag team of Kyle and Faye primed and ready to go to battle against the big, powerful, scary Brandi…  But the truth of the matter is that it’s so much more fun to have others do your dirty work, isn’t it? We know from Faye’s blog that Bravo had posted and then took down (but not before NMD quickly captured it and wrote about it – way to go, NMD!) that Kyle clued Faye into what happened and that Faye subsequently had a lengthy conversation with Adrienne BEFORE the actual dinner party.  The only thing better than playing a victim AT a dinner party… is playing a victim who was so distraught that she couldn’t even attend the dinner party.  Right, Adrienne, the Martyr?

Brandi Glanville

“I feel really badly that this fight between Adrienne and I went down at Mauricio’s event. I was sitting in a chair and the fight came to me so I defended myself. As I have said, I regret saying specifically what I said about Adrienne — although it is true and in retaliation to Adrienne’s prior attack on me and my family.”

I’m really confused… Kyle knew that Adrienne was going to find out about what Brandi had said.  If it was important that Mauricio’s event be drama free since it was a professional business launch, can someone please explain to me why Kyle, as Adrienne’s friend, didn’t frantically call Adrienne BEFORE Mauricio’s launch to ensure: 1) Adrienne and Paul had the facts and had some time to actually process the information off camera before reacting to it; 2) Adrienne and Paul could choose whether or not to attend the event since they knew Brandi would most likely also be there; and 3) Kyle could convince them not to say anything at the actual event since it could cost her husband potential sales at his glorified open house.

The fact THAT it went down at the event was not your fault, Brandi. If all these women are such great friends of Adrienne, why didn’t they call her immediately after the event? I mean Kim… Kim of all people – is the voice of conscience at this point?  Whoa…

“That being said I have always liked and respected Mauricio for not getting involved in the childish drama his wife and we ladies seem to be surrounded by. He has always been very kind to me, but I now see that he clearly does not like me. I am aware of this now. But two things I am definitely not are liar or a gossip girl. There are a lot of things about me that are not perfect and I wish that I could change, especially my temper, but I haven’t been able to thus far in life.”

Brandi, Brandi, Brandi, Mauricio may or may not like you or any of the housewives… he just kisses up to the ones who represent potential income for he and his family. It’s what he does – it’s the nature of his business.  After the last couple of seasons, it seems like Kyle has received strict instructions from Mauricio that this little show had better not adversely affect his earning potential.  It seems like he understands that drama has to happen – but that Kyle should always side with those individuals whose hands feed his business.  Brandi, you are currently not in a situation where you represent potential business to him – therefore he can easily discard you.  Yeah, you don’t seem like a liar to me, either – but it seems like you may talk about things without having all the facts of the situation.  Also, to be honest, you do say things about others behind their backs whether it’s categorized as gossip or not – but I also feel that you don’t say anything behind someone’s back that you wouldn’t say directly to their face. I mean it may be awkward, but you would still stand behind your words.

“I went to Kyle’s dinner party but offered to stay at home if Adrienne was going to be there. Hind sight being 20/20 I should have stayed at home. Kyle brought her pit bull-slash-puppet Faye “Rancid” in to attack me about events and things she had nothing to do with and wasn’t even present for.”

It would have been really funny if you had stayed home that night – it would have taken all the wind out of Kyle and Faye’s sails.  Faye is also not going to bite the Maloof hand that feeds her.  It’s sad that Adrienne has to buy friends, isn’t it? Brandi goes on to say that Lisa came to her defense – but I honestly didn’t see much of that, at least not in this particular episode – but perhaps more is to come. Then Brandi specially named Marisa as someone that she really likes. I like her, too.  I loved watching her face – getting more and more incredulous as the conversation ensued (Marisa – get out now while you still can! Run for your life!).

Camille Grammer

“Wow, there’s just so much going on in this episode. It’s hard to keep up. There’s a time and a place for everything. Mauricio’s event was not the right time or place to bring up what Brandi had said. I understand Kim wanting to tell Adrienne as soon as possible. Adrienne had the right to know since it is such a private personal matter that could effect her family. I just think Kim’s timing was wrong.”

You’re right – Adrienne had the right to know what was being said behind her back. Kim, by her own admission – had tried to connect with Adrienne prior to the event. I get bewildered about knowing when it’s okay to say stuff and when it’s not okay to say stuff. Evidently, it’s okay that adult confrontations take place at a 4 year olds’ birthday party – but not at a pretend open house.  Go figure. Oh right… one potentially had sales at stake.

“The fight shocked me and caught me off guard. I wasn’t invited to the dinner at Sur, so I had no idea of what had transpired. As we ladies were enjoying a pleasant conversation, Paul walked by and confronted Brandi. All hell broke loose.”

Yeah, Camille, after Season 1, you recognized the need to reconstruct your image, but your new PR strategy has painted you a boring beige which means that you’re easily forgotten when identifying potential people who will stir up drama for the cameras.

Camille goes on to talk about how she thinks Paul was out of line – and how Adrienne tried to stop Paul from confronting Brandi at that time. Camille was surprised that no one jumped in to stop it. I was, too – but since there were TV cameras there – people probably had the sense that this was all just another “dramatic” moment that was semi-scripted and perfect for television. Camille discussed that how exposing this big “secret” is so much different than when Camille revealed that Taylor was being abused by her husband.  Taylor disagrees.  Read her blog.

“Taylor had told all of us what was happening in her life. We all knew and were very concerned for her. My speaking out about her generally known situation is completely different than a private matter that the involved family does not want to share.”

I thought that Brandi said that everyone knew about this “secret” but that she was just the first to say anything about it on camera… perhaps I’m misremembering.

“Faye’s one tough cookie. Brandi is no shrinking violet. Both can handle themselves. Everyone has the right to express their own opinion. Brandi had every right to excuse herself from the table. It was getting very uncomfortable for her. I’ve been in that position. Brandi was uneasy about the dinner before being there. She had informed Kyle that she didn’t need to attend the dinner if Adrienne would be there. I thought it was very sweet of Marisa to try to step in and say something helpful. At some point Brandi realized where things were headed so it was best for her to excuse herself and walk away from the table.”

It’s like Faye was hired as a hit man by you guys to assassinate Brandi – while all of you just sat there looking smug and amused. Don’t get me wrong, Brandi was not an innocent in all of this – since she is the one that actually divulged the big “secret.” However, no one to my memory, actively denied it at the time… we didn’t even hear anyone immediately respond with, “No, I can’t believe that’s true”, “How could you possibly know that?”, or even “That’s a horrible thing to say” when Brandi originally said it.  There was nothing from anyone – except the sound of crickets chirping but perhaps that was due to Bravo’s manipulative editing… The best thing was for Brandi to get the heck outta Dodge…

“I don’t think any of us have been angels, any of us. But sending flowers to Adrienne and apologizing in this case, I’m not sure. It all depends. What was said was so personal, it’s unfortunate. No one comes out of this situation unscathed. . .You’ll have to wait until the next episode to see what happens during the rest of Kyle’s dinner party. . .and with Brandi and Adrienne.”

What can be possibly more personal than outing a sister’s alcoholism, a friend’s abuse at the hand of her husband, a marital affair, financial unscrupulousness, bankruptcy, wearing hair extensions/wig, etc. – it’s just so weird. I have this feeling that we all will be so disappointed when we find out about the big “secret.”  I almost hope we never find out about it.  It totally cracked me up that Faye actually suggested to Brandi that she send a flower arrangement after Adrienne sent that monstrosity to Lisa.  Honestly, the LAST thing that I would want is a gratuitous flower arrangement to be sent to me when the actual issues haven’t been settled yet. Perhaps I can be bought – but hopefully, I’m not that easy.

Kyle Richards

“This week we start off back at Mauricio’s event at The Residences At The Ritz Carlton. My husband is someone that avoids drama at all costs, so I really felt bad about what happened. That wasn’t the only thing I felt bad about. Everyone there had come to support my husband and their night was also ruined. Everyone’s. At the time I was upset with Kim because I felt her timing was wrong. I do agree that Adrienne and Paul needed to know what Brandi had said because we all knew that eventually, it WAS going to get out.”

I somehow doubt that everyone’s night was ruined.  Non-Bravo people came to see drama – and it’s drama they got.  Bravo-related people came to create drama or to react to it – and everyone did their jobs. Paul overacted his part, though – and of course, Taylor is hoping for that Emmy for her acting – although I’ve got to say, that while the confrontation was happening, I could see that she was really uncomfortable.  It was afterwards that I believe she was cognitively going for that Emmy.  Kyle, if you agree that Adrienne and Paul needed to know – why didn’t you tell them?  I just don’t get it…

“In my opinion, even if Brandi and Adrienne had had their issues, that wasn’t the way for Brandi to retaliate. If I have an argument with someone, I will discuss the argument — not secrets I know about that person. Brandi and I have come a long way and I really didn’t want to backtrack, but I couldn’t deny what she did was wrong. I was honest about my feelings with her and she had expressed regret.”

Are you freakin’ kidding me? Kyle, I can’t honestly believe that you had the nerve to even write this part… You KNOW you’ve said things about people that were secrets just for the drama factor. You’ve participated in gossip and corroborated stories about people behind their backs time and time again. You even exposed your sister’s alcoholism on national TV. It’s pretty danged hypocritical for you to say, “I will discuss the argument – not secrets I know about that person.” Yes, what Brandi did seems to be wrong – but don’t try to be all angelic, cuz you have skeletons, too, my hypocritical friend.  Just sayin’…

“I asked Brandi what had happened between her and Adrienne because after Ojai we were all confused. When Kim, Brandi, and I had our argument last year, Adrienne was the first to support Brandi. As much as we can think “it’s nobody else’s business” we all know that in this group, that doesn’t exist. We had all been dragged into what was going on. We all spend time together off-camera as well and that obviously was a topic of conversation.”

Yes, you’re the one who started all of this, actually by asking Brandi the original question. To be fair, you didn’t know how far Brandi would go in her rantings about Adrienne – but really, you did start it.

“Mauricio rarely lets things affect him. However, this topic really bothered him. He considers Adrienne and Paul friends so he was in defense mode. Mauricio and Paul have developed a great friendship over the past few years and he did not like what he was hearing and seeing.”

Mauricio knows who butters his bread.

“I really wanted to have a nice dinner party with my girlfriends. My dining room furniture had finally arrived and the walls had been hand painted by an artist Faye Resnick had hired. In my fantasies, I was going to have a beautiful dinner party with great food and friends. SILLY ME!!!!”

Oh, puhleeze – you’d been trying to figure out an excuse to have all the women over to your house for weeks because you wanted to host a dinner party that was fraught with drama.  Remember suggesting to Adrienne that you have a dinner at your house so everything could be settled? Frankly, I find it insulting that you think we can’t see right through your manipulations.

“Like I said in my interview, Faye has had an issue with Brandi ever since her comment about Kim and crystal meth. Faye has known my family for many years and felt that comment was reckless.”

Yet, Faye doesn’t seem to have a problem with the vile things that come out of your mouth and horrible ways that you act?  Wow.

“I have spent more time with Brandi to get to know each other and we both have been able to move past that horrible night. Faye has not. It has been a bit of a sore subject between us. I love Faye and she is a very loyal person.”

Loyalty, in my opinion is to be applauded – but blind loyalty – not so much.  Some of the facts of the matter were that your sister had been acting erratically over a period of months and spending exorbitant amounts of time in the bathroom while at social functions.  In my experience, alcoholics tend to spend their time where the alcohol is – but if you’re doing something else like drugs of some sort, you go where you won’t be seen. Perhaps Kim had a really shiny nose – like Rudolph – and needed to powder it every 10 minutes.  I dunno…  Perhaps meth wasn’t the actual drug of choice… but it wasn’t a leap to think it was something like that… Kyle goes on to say that she thinks that if Brandi and Faye had met under different circumstances, that she thinks that they would have been friends. Cough… cough…Only if Brandi had been subjected to a lobotomy.

“I have to say, I was surprised by Lisa’s comments in her interview. Lisa said that maybe Faye was speaking on my behalf “once again”. Well, first off, I have never needed a mouthpiece. I have always been one to be honest. I told Brandi how I felt about what she said right away. I have NEVER needed anyone to speak on my behalf. Plus, Faye certainly has a mind of her own and would never be anyone’s mouthpiece. If Lisa was referring to the “Dinner Party From Hell” with Alison Dubois, Lisa knows as well as ALL of us, I had NO CLUE what we were walking into that night. I had never met Alison Dubois. None of us had. ANY speaking up Faye did that night was purely as a friend being defensive. As any good friend would.”

So, like, why didn’t any of YOU speak up for Adrienne?  I actually don’t remember minding too much of what Faye said on that particular night with Alison Dubois – only that it all seemed so contrived between Camille’s minions and your body guard, Faye. Why invite Faye to your dinner that night? Because you had clued her into the situation and had a very good idea of what she would do with the information. You were a dutiful Bravo employee creating the ambiance for a potentially dramatic night.  You only WISH Brandi had stayed longer. I understand that Faye had hired the artist that painted your dining room… but really, who cares? So she was there to get kudos from the rest of the cast at the wonderful paint job that she didn’t even do herself? Let’s be honest – you want Faye to become a housewife so you can have a little elf in your pocket at all times.

Lisa Vanderpump

“So let’s try to dissect this complicated episode. . .we resume with the awful scenario at Mauricio’s event. Clearly Kim wanted to be a loyal friend and inform them, but she shouldn’t have ignited the situation there. But hindsight is 20-20!”

I may be crazy, but I actually think that Kim was way more concerned about Adrienne and Paul’s feelings than she was about Mauricio. I think she’s kind of over Kyle and Mauricio and their impact on her life. I’m sure she made life for them really difficult as an alcoholic… but I think Kyle could be a trigger in her life and she is going to have to distance herself away from them for a while until she’s strong enough to handle their relationship.  Kim’s gonna have to set up boundaries that will make it safe for her reconnect with them.

 “I had been briefly given the lowdown by Kyle the next morning and then, as you saw, Brandi comes over to see Ken and explain what had exactly transpired.  When I viewed this episode I wasn’t prepared for the venom and ugliness, the temper of Paul, the vicious accusations by Adrienne towards Brandi, and I immediately understood why Taylor looked like a deer in the headlights, given her past. I cannot fathom how the other men stood by and let Paul verbally assault Brandi. It would never have happened if Ken had been there. Lord knows what would have ensued.”

I don’t know how ANYONE, male or female stood by and let Paul verbally assault Brandi like that… However, that being said, somehow Brandi and Paul are okay at this point in time. That says something – I’m just not sure what.

“I have always endeavored to be honest with my friends, fellow ‘Wives, and you the viewer. I would be dishonest if I let my support of Brandi supersede what I truly believed was right — she shouldn’t have said it. However I understood Brandi’s frustration with Adrienne, as I have been in situations manifested by Adrienne and her staff of complete utter nonsense, constantly on social media and in the press, that I have really wanted to respond to, but have somehow managed to ignore. Maybe with the support of my husband calming me. When I have been so insulted by the things written that have come from her and her staff, it has been somewhat easier. . .Brandi has had to deal with it alone.  Brandi is, as you know, more volatile. She regrets what she said. Did I chastise her? Yes, to be truthful I did. She wished she could retract it. . .too late.”

It makes all the difference in the world to have someone in your corner who brings a balanced perspective and who has nothing but your best interests at heart.

“Ken, on the other hand, as thrilled as I was to have him home and doing so well, as you see, is a nightmare of a patient. He had been home a few days, had me up and down like a bloody yo yo. So when I witnessed him laughing with Martin, I know that, if there is another time. . .He can stay with Martin.”

Yeah, Ken… the jig is up… or should I say, the Giggy is up!

“I have to say anybody undergoing a hip surgery, this doctor was amazing and within a week he was pain free and back to normal. Incredible!”

That’s just crazy speak…it’s truly amazing! I hope that doctor gets tons of business!

“We were invited to Kyle’s house for dinner. If I had known that Faye was going to be there, all clued in, on what was supposed to be a secret, I would have possibly refused the invitation and advised Brandi to do likewise. I have memories of another dinner party where Faye was back up, mouthpiece, or whatever one would like to call her. It was an impossible situation. I knew Brandi had shown her regret but still felt indignant, and I agree with the fact that her feelings were valid too.”

Lisa, if Bravo somehow can’t read between the lines to recognize that the point you’re trying to make is that you don’t want to be included scenarios with Faye, then you may have to be more direct.  Please, oh puhleeze tell Bravo that you won’t film if Faye is allowed to be a housewife. I think you’re probably one of the only people they’ll listen to at this point. Pretty please, with sugar plums on top?

Marisa Zanuck

“I would like to start my first Bravotv.com blog by sending love and prayers to the victims of the horrific tragedy in Connecticut. May those of us who are spending time with family during the holidays be grateful and safe and not take our blessings for granted.  When tragedies occur we often put life into perspective and focus on the things that really matter. Often times we get caught up in trivial things and waste time and energy on issues that don’t deserve our attention. It is bad enough if we are dealing with personal issues, but why insert yourself into issues that have nothing to do with you?”

While the new kid on the block isn’t the only one to talk about the horrible tragedy in Connecticut, she is the only one that started her blog by mentioning it and by sending her love and prayers to the victims. I like her already.

“One thing I learned early on in this process is that this is a group of very strong women with equally strong opinions. I wasn’t exactly sure what I was getting myself into, so I treaded lightly while observing what was going on. Again, the drama that was already brewing didn’t involve me, so I wanted to really understand the dilemma before I shot from the mouth. I am the kind of person that will give an honest opinion if asked, and I am happy to offer advice, but it is ultimately up to the person on the receiving end to decide if they wish to take it or leave it. I don’t recall Brandi asking Faye for advice; it seems they don’t even know each other. In fact, I don’t recall Brandi asking anyone for advice on the Adrienne matter. This is an issue between Adrienne and Brandi and should remain between them.” 

Wow… what a concept! Marisa continues on by implying that certain cast members are controlling.  Oh, Marisa – you have NO idea… lolol… she also says that she welcomes us calling her out on her mistakes and that she wants to know our perspective on things…lolol… wow – that’s an engraved invitation for snark if I’ve ever heard one. As in the words of one of my favorites of all time, Bugs Bunny, “She don’t know us vewy well, do she?”… lololol… dies laffin.

Taylor Armstrong

“Ken was so adorable teasing Lisa about caring for him. They are such a fun couple even during recovery from surgery. Now for the heat!”

Adorable is not the word I would have used. Seriously.

“Watching the explosion between Brandi, Paul, and Adrienne was difficult. That evening was such a disaster and seeing it again brought back some stressful memories. The level of anger from Paul was beyond anything I would have expected. It was so unfair to Mauricio to have this happen at his business event. Although Brandi and I have had a rough road, I won’t tolerate any woman being screamed at by a man. Although I did not agree with Brandi’s decision, I wanted to make sure she felt safe.”

Wait… but weren’t you one of the people who just stood there and let it happen?

“Camille is entitled to her opinion about the differences in airing secrets about the group. I did go to Camille as a friend and asked her advice about leaving my unhealthy marriage and how best to manage the transition for Kennedy. She had been through it with Kelsey and I thought she could give me some insight and advice. Unfortunately, she took our private discussion public. . .very public. That’s the past and I have moved on with my life and so has she.”

I’m surprised that Taylor didn’t describe her marriage as being “abusive.”  Heck, my marriage can be unhealthy when I eat too much chocolate, no?  I’m just saying, that having travelled this far down the road… I’m surprised after all the allegations, etc. – that Taylor only uses the word “unhealthy” to describe her former marriage.  It seems like Taylor is striking a comparison to the level of secret that was divulged about her “unhealthy” marriage to whatever Brandi did to Adrienne.

“I am not sure how Brandi would know for a fact who has a book deal and who doesn’t, there are just too many book agents in the world to be certain.”

Yeah, you’re right – Brandi could not know for a fact that Adrienne did not have a book deal in place.  That was silly for Brandi to say, in my opinion.

“Faye has known Adrienne for a long time and is not afraid to speak her mind. She has seen Brandi’s tendencies to gossip and attack. She saw how hurt Kim and her children were last year, she saw her attack me out of the blue at the reunion and she is close enough to us all to see how much pain she has caused. Faye is entitled to her opinions, just as Brandi is. Things are getting chilly in the 90210.”

Wait, did YOU really just say Brandi has tendencies to gossip and attack?  Really, Heidi Hypocritical?

Yolanda H. Foster

“First of all thank you so much for all of your support and well wishes! My treatment is going strong but as many of you warned me, the Herxheimer reaction is a tough battle. I am optimistic though — I keep putting one foot in front of the other. Yesterday, I visited my best friend Ellie. She is battling ALS and starring death straight in the eye which really puts things in perspective, doesn’t it?”

You’re right… REAL issues do bring perspective. They really make all the rest of this stuff just silly nonsense, doesn’t it? But sometimes some silly nonsense is just what we need as a welcome diversion from the hard, sharp, painful realities we deal with every day.

“When I watched today’s episode, I had a very hard time relating. It makes me sad to see such turmoil and disrespect in my new group of friends, especially knowing they are all coming from a place of hurt and they are having difficulty communicating. I am really hoping that one day they are ready to start living in the moment and move on from all these past issues.”

Starts to inexplicably sing, “To Dream, the Impossible Dream.”

“Please know that my observations come from a place of love and kindness. My goal is to give constructive criticism and hopefully not seem judgmental. So here it goes. . .”

Judge away… we do…

“Paul is understandably upset and should defend his wife, but under no circumstance is it acceptable for a man to use such strong language with the intent of intimidating a woman. Brandi should have never said what she said because, even if it is the truth, it’s a family matter that should have been respected. We have all agreed that Brandi should pause before speaking — she even admits that herself. But, like I said last week, you will see in the upcoming episodes that she does try and make numerous attempts to apologize.”

Yeah… the level of his anger was pretty high.

“Adrienne threatening Brandi with a lawsuit is so ridiculous and such an act of intimidation. Could she be so insecure that she can’t solve a disagreement with a girlfriend? Who calls a lawyer to fix personal problems like that? I guess money is not an object for her. I would take my friend to Starbucks and work it out before spending $500 an hour on a lawyer.”

Why yes, Adrienne is really just that insecure.

“Kyle seems to be very close to Adrienne so I am surprised she did not call her girlfriend immediately after lunch when the remark was made at the restaurant. Reporting this conversation at Mauricio’s event could and should have been avoided.”

Me too!

“I have gotten to know Mauricio and he seems to be such a nice man that works extremely hard. He did not deserve this and everyone is wondering why Brandi did not send flowers and an apology to Adrienne? What about some flowers for Mauricio? Everyone needs to take responsibility for their actions. We all screw up, but how we recover is what is most important.”

Really, again with the flowers? As someone who just ordered flowers for two different people today, I’m not one to shy away from sending flowers, but come on, people… Mauricio has been part of this franchise from the beginning – he is completely aware of what could potentially happen during the filming of the show.  It is absolutely the exception and not the rule when there is no drama between these people.  As a businessman, he weighed the value from the national coverage of the real estate he was showing as part of this televised “business launch” against the potential fallout from any potential drama.  He saw national dollar signs – pure and simple. He gambled.  Did he lose? I don’t know.

“I appreciate Kim finding her voice and speaking her mind, but I do believe this was not the appropriate venue to report what Brandi had said about Adrienne. Especially because Brandi was 20 feet away when she decided to spill the beans. Kim lit the match and the fireworks were explosive.”

Perhaps – but Kyle actually struck the original match – when she directly asked Brandi what the problem was between Brandi and Adrienne when Adrienne wasn’t around to have any input. YoYo continues her blog by saying nice things about Lisa, Lisa’s playfulness with Ken, and Kim’s great relationship with her daughters. She talks about working out with a personal trainer and with her husband.  They started working out together 6 months before their wedding – and she enjoys working out with hubster.

“Watching myself exercise makes me laugh. I remember thinking how annoying it was getting up at 6:30 to work out, and today just going up and down the stairs for breakfast feels like Olympic training! Now, I am taking one day at a time. . .putting one foot in front of the other. . .I know it’s easier said than done, but remember guys, don’t take your health for granted!”

Word.

“Now, who is this Faye, and more importantly, why is she not minding her own business? I am not certain why she wanted to put herself into the line of fire with Brandi and Adrienne. This matter is so not her business. I can’t imagine inviting my best friend to a Housewives’ dinner and having her insult my other guests. It is so obvious that she has only heard Kyle’s side of the story without taking into account that there are always three sides to every story. . .in this case Brandi’s, Adrienne’s, and the truth. Marisa on the other hand, seemed very nice. She made a polite attempt to speak after hearing the dinner conversation, and Faye rudely interrupted her.”

Have I told you recently that I love you, YoYo?

“Anyway, I think there are lessons we can all learn from tonight’s episode. Try and solve problems as quickly as possible. Trash talk is poison, and, sorry Kyle, but we are not all pitbulls. Life is hard enough as it is. Let’s learn to play nicely and cherish our friendships.”

I totally agree – and since you sign your blogs “Yo” – I’m going to take this opportunity to heretofore refer to you as “Yo”… cuz after all, we ARE besties, or at least we should be. On that note, I’m including principles from Robert Fulghum’s book, “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” – I haven’t read the book in years… but I still try to operate by some of its’ principles – Hope you enjoy – Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!:

― Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

  1. Share everything.
  2. Play fair.
  3. Don’t hit people.
  4. Put things back where you found them.
  5. Clean up your own mess.
  6. Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
  7. Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.
  8. Wash your hands before you eat.
  9. Flush.
  10. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
  11. Live a balanced life – learn some and drink some and draw some and paint some and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
  12. Take a nap every afternoon.
  13. When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.
  14. Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
  15. Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup – they all die. So do we.
  16. And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned – the biggest word of all – LOOK.”

All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Robert Fulghum. New York: Villard Books, 1988. 196 pages ISBN 0-394-57102-9

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Happy Birthday violachica

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Just a housewife ... who loves this place .... and loves to write ... You can reach me through this email: nomoredrama8@gmail.com. Lynn's Place is in tribute to Housewives blogger Lynn Hudson, who passed away in August of 2012.
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166 Responses to Top Chef Seattle / Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Cast Blogs – Blogged

  1. Rebecca says:

    Good morning!

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Hi Rebecca!!! I’m late checking in. Mani/Pedi this morning and then late lunch with friends. What are you doing today?

      • Rebecca says:

        I baked! My uncle put in a last minute request for Italian knots, or as Teresa would say….. sprinkle cookies!

        I did manage to get my nails done for party season, starting tonight. I’m rocking the red crackle over gold base.

  2. Good Morning. I just gotta say Take A Dam Picture of the house then let them tear it down. In 100 years who the hell is going to care what these houses looked like? A house is for living in and with all the technology we have they can certainly go document it til they puke then they’ll have it for HISTORY.

  3. AZGirl says:

    Good morning everyone! Happy Birthday Violachica!
    I think Dasey has a good head on her shoulders and will go far.

  4. Rebecca says:

    Sooooo

    Adrienne Maloof has this big secret.
    Rumor has it that she’s had an open marriage and a long-time relationship with a neighbor.
    Her neighbor was Charlie Sheen.
    Paul gets a call on a January morning that Charlie Sheen has stomach pains bad enough for a hospital visit.

    Could the call have been from Adrienne?

    • catmom1 says:

      Great theory Rebecca. Adrienne really needs to come out with the secret soon, before ALL the great theories about the secret start to be taken as truth and cling to her and her rapidly descending reputation forever.

    • VV says:

      This big secret might turn out to be nothing but a secret in Adrienne’s head. I’m sure a lot of people in the BH circles knew about it. She was ticked that it was made public on a TV show and everybody and their uncle would know. So, fat the only one denying it is her. None of the other ladies are saying is not true. Contrary they validate it by saying this was a private family matter.

    • AZGirl says:

      OMG this is too funny. Adrienne is old enough to be Charlie’s mother (kinda).

    • Stars99 says:

      Dies laffin… so the 1/2 man in “Two and a Half Men”… could actually be Adrienne and Charlie’s love child?

    • L.A. Chica says:

      If Adrienne and Paul had an open marriage then it wouldn’t surprise me in the least to find out that she was/is having an affair with Bernie, although I thought Bernie is gay. Maybe he’s bi? Regardless, it’s an oddly tight relationship those two have.

  5. Powell says:

    Good afternoon everyone. I hope you’re having a great day. It’s very windy in some parts of the country & snowy in other parts so I guess winter is here. 3 more shots til Christmas. Is everyone getting in the holiday spirit? Christmas is my fav holiday. I do feel for the families & community of Sandy Hook Elementary. I don’t now how they are handling this time of the year. But I pray for them and bless them.

    BB Congrats to you and mom for winning the prize for her Christmas door. Have a great day. 🙂

  6. California35 says:

    Good morning! Happy Saturday!! 🙂

    OMG Stars99!! You have me LOL with your comments on Adrianne’s blog :-P. Love your theories LOL

  7. Good Morning! Happy pre-Christmas weekend! Warm thoughts and prayers go out to the Newtown, CT residents….I can’t imagine how they are getting through this holiday. (((((Newtown)))))

    NMD, as always thanks for getting the blog up and keeping us together. It takes on a deeper meaning every day. I am so thankful to have all of you to share the days with! 🙂

    Sugar Magnolia, great recap of Top Chef Seattle! Once again, I missed watching it. I have been busy, but I am also having a hard time getting involved this season. Previous seasons I would watch epi’s multiple times. Maybe it is just my overall distaste for Bravo creeping in. Anyway. love reading the recaps that keep me caught up! Well done!

    And Stars99, you little minx. Absolutely LOVE your recaps of the BH blog’s Your comments keep me giggling, you have a gift! Brilliant writing! And it was your recaps of Duck Dynasty that got me addicted to THAT show…and now I have got my daughter going as well! Thanks for your comic relief!

    So it is a Saturday of cooking and baking and wrapping, oh my! I hope you all have a great day getting ready for the holiday. That, for me, is half the fun. 🙂

    “The Process Post” that I had been promising is up at my place + all the goodies! If you don’t have time to read it today, I’ll be leaving it up for a couple of days. Enjoy!
    http://fromthedeskofmardrag.wordpress.com/

    • California35 says:

      Good morning Mar,
      You just reminded me, I need to wrap presents today :-/ it’s funny, I planed not to do presents…

    • Stars99 says:

      Giggles at being called “a little minx”…. especially when blogging RHOBH… seems so danged appropriate… lol… I’m so glad you’re doing your job to convert people to watching Duck Dynasty… I, myself talked to our postal carrier just yesterday about that – and she’s gonna give it a try and will report back… lol… “Converting the world to watch Duck Dynasty, one viewer at a time”…lolol… thanks again, to NMD for being open to having it blogged on here when very few people even knew what it was… = )

  8. California35 says:

    ” It totally cracked me up that Faye actually suggested to Brandi that she send a flower arrangement after Adrienne sent that monstrosity to Lisa. ” it cracked me up too, actually the whole scene annoyed me – stupid scene stupid suggestion. I wonder if Faye told Addriane to send the horrible flowers arrangement to Lisa.

  9. Mene Seela says:

    Happy Saturday everyone.
    I think Adrienne’s “secret” is one or more of her children is really one of her four “bachelor” brother’s offspring that she and Paul adopted. The Maloof brothers are well known womanizers. It wouldn’t surpise me if Adrienne wound up taking one or more in to raise as her own.

    • VV says:

      If they are going to make public and I think Andy indicated it will revealed as the season progresses, it must all be about nothing.

    • Stars99 says:

      Yeah… I kind of think that it actually may be that there is one or more actual bloodline heir(s) running around somewhere… whose last name is currently not “Maloof” – whether it’s from one of the brothers or their sister’s ummmm… adventures.

      • Called A Princess... says:

        Andy would say anything to get us to watch his social pollution week after week. I also would not put it past the cast to make up a reason that Addy is angry, for the show, to protect her privacy and to keep all the players out of trouble. No one has found proof of a lawsuit against Brandi yet, so the whole story line could be mostly for the cameras. JMHO.

    • L.A. Chica says:

      I sincerely hope that’s not the secret. That would be way too sad and really wrong for it to be made public. And it would surprise me, too, as Brandi is generally so protective of children, and that would really be more about the child and not Adrienne.

  10. VV says:

    Does anybody know the connection between “Luxeyard.com” and Faye Resnick.

    • T-Rex says:

      Not much, this new company started in January, they listed FayeKR as well as Nicki Hilton as “contributors” for advice as to carry in their line. They also list giving freebies to B list celebs and talkshow folks to get them to wear their clothing on TV for free advertising(okay they said for recommendation but it’s free advertising). I don’t think the company is doing that well.

      • VV says:

        I saw some sort of affiliation to Radaronline (Adrienne’s favorite online site per many bloggers). I also saw Giuliana Rancid there as well.

    • L.A. Chica says:

      Is it something like Open Sky?

  11. T-Rex says:

    NMD and the other bloggers so great that you guys manage to get a new page for us every day, nice of Magnolia to take over the Top Chef Blog, if I could write I would blog but I am no where nears as good as any of you here. Okay normally I cruise through the blog recaps because frankly I don’t care to hear how some HW wants to re-write the history of what we watched and justify their horrible behaviour but I read Stars99 recap today. You all know I extremely dislike bordering on worse than that one FAYEKR and I wanted to see what the other ladies had to say and suffice to say they pretty much put it out there that VileKyleMeanGirlPresident and her lapdog FayeKR were clearly in wrong and setup Brandi for an ambush. I do think that the blog came down at Bravo because I think their was a HUGE backlash and I think most of the HW would never film with FayKR again. Once again everyone has the SAME question we all had, why the hell did VileKyleMeanGirl not call her “best friend” HoofMaloof and inform her of what had gone down at SUR prior to Murray’s fakeOpenHouse. Should Kim have lit the fuse as many of them had said, nope but Kim has decided to payback VileKyle for antics she had done previously. Indeed everyone was appalled at Paul’s behaviour and the blogs prove that VileKyleMeanGirl has lied to a bunch of folks including Murray as to what went down, she told Murray and Faykr that BRANDI started the argument, and in fact that is a COMPLETE LIE. Yes she Brandi told the girls a secret she should have kept but she in no way is responsible for what went down at Murray’s Fake Open House.

  12. melthehound says:

    Adrienne starts her blog by thanking her fan and her girlfriends for their support.

    Stars99, Please tell me that is not a typo in your first line.

    I couldn’t agree more. If these people were all so concerned with what happened at the SUR Infomercial, they could have said something to Adrienne before, off camera, so they knew what was going on before hand. Bravo made for TV drama is absolutely right.

    The Big difference between Faker at the dinner party from hell and the SUR infomercial, is that she was At the dinner party from hell. WHY? I Have No idea. I seem to remember though that she had a number of things to say to a few people about stuff that was none of her business.

    There is so much there to comment on but you all have it pretty well covered over the last week so I’ll refrain from doing so myself. As always, Stars, Great job 😀

    • T-Rex says:

      MTH – I said something similar it’s quite ODD that no one contacted HoofMaloof the minute the infomercial at SUR was over and clued her in to what Brandi said. VileKyle is glued to her damned phone and constantly texting so why didn’t you text your friend??? Why because he KNEW it would come up and cause drama at Murray’s party, I am certain of that now. She allowed ShannaTaylorNotFordLyingGrigterLypsMCgee to get riproaring drunk at her 4 year olds party and let other drama happen at her kids party, of course it would not be beyond comprehension that she wanted drama at Murray’s party, especially now we all know that was fake for the cameras. Unfortunately for VileKyleMeanGirl it didn’t go down the way SHE would have liked or maybe planned, which is why she has been lying about h confronted whom first.

    • Stars99 says:

      Dies laffin’… “fan” at first was unintentional – but when I went to correct it my finger rebelled and just would NOT type the “s” because it refused to lie… evidently, my fingers have moral standards… at times… well, that… and it’s far funnier that way. = ) Franks, Mel!

    • LaineyLainey says:

      her fan. haha

  13. melthehound says:

    Almost forgot… The Hound and I send our Christmas greetings.

    &http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xwD5ztRQLA

  14. boston02127 says:

    Adrienne & Charlie Sheen? What could be grosser? Ewww.

  15. Cityside says:

    Stars99…oh my girlie girl. That was one heck of a blog. Love, Love, Loved it! Lynn would be proud!

    NMD, you are the glue that held this place together and I consider myself blessed to have come here “hating” JZ and stayed to witness this. Our voices may not be exactly Lynn’s, but her fambly stayed together thru it all and I hear her words in yours and the other contributors to this home (decorated WAY better than that dining room). You deserve so much credit for that. Thank you.

    City

  16. boston02127 says:

    LeAnn Rimes: Eddie Cibrian and I Have “Both Hurt Each Other”
    http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/leann-rimes-eddie-cibrian-and-i-have-both-hurt-each-other-20122212#ixzz2FoSoj0oY
    .

    *If they have kids their eyes are going to be practically closed.

    • T-Rex says:

      Okay so they both hurt each other, maybe confirms what we have probably all been thinkin’ here, Eddie is not staying faithful to CrayCrayRimes. I don’t think they will have children before their inevitable divorce

      • Powell says:

        She’s such an idiot. She’s so desperate that she can’t see the flowers for the trees to speak, that he’s w/her as a rebound and for her money. If Brandi hadn’t kicked him out and they worked it out LeAnn would’ve been that bit he had while doing a movie.

        • T-Rex says:

          I agree totally. I think that if Brandi hadn’t kicked him to the curb ManCandyEddie would not have left her, and tried to work it out. CrayCrayRimes knows this and has done everything she could to emulate Brandi to keep Eddie around. She reallly wants to BE Brandi, be the mother of ManCandyEddie’s children, etc. She needs some severe mental help, I don’t undertand how her handlers can’t see this, I don’t think CrayCrayRimes has a real relationship with her mother and father.

          • Powell says:

            No I don’t think she’s had a relationship w/them since she was 17, 18 I believe. She said her parents basically abused her, mentally, she didn’t have a childhood. I don’t think she wanted to be that singing sensation at 15.

    • Mene Seela says:

      I’m surprised LeAnn hasn’t gotten pregnant to “seal the deal” with Eddie. Her self-starvation has probably interfered with her fertility. Or her concerns about Eddie straying while she is pregnant have kept her from going there.

      • Powell says:

        Mene I think like T-Rex said she wants to be Brandi, therefore the actual mother to Brandi’s kids. Because she really deep down knows Eddie never wanted to leave Brandi, LeAnn is afraid to take the step of getting pregnant. She knows having her own baby isn’t a guarantee Eddie will stay.

        • Mene Seela says:

          OMG you are so right!

        • T-Rex says:

          In addition it would mean that she would gain weight, because no matter how much she might try you have to gain weight. She would have to get off the laxatives and the adderall and xanax and whatever else she is taking and I think she is afraid ManCandyEddi will most certainly cheat. I believe he cheated on Brandi when she was pregnant. It’s just easier for her to become delusional and think ManCandys boys are her’s

    • LaineyLainey says:

      love the “eyes” comment. so true.

    • trudie says:

      LOL about their eyes!

    • Formerly Addicted to Bravo says:

      lol

  17. Orson says:

    Unless the Historical Society’s name is on the deed to the house, I say the OWNERs can do what they want with it as long as it meets local building codes. And I can’t believe that old houses in that climate don’t need periodic repairs and restorations.

    • Cityside says:

      It is tricky because we, as a society, should preserve things that are important to our communities. However, (that’s a nice way to say …but… ) if the bldg is that important then the community, or a group, or a developer with that as their plan, should have purchased the bldg and then it is theirs to do as they see fit if it is within building codes.

      We have historic neighborhoods here and there are a lot of restrictions re: bldg improvements and materials that must be used, etc. but you know that when you buy. That is where I see the difference. Once you own it others should not be able to retroactively establish rules upon the owner.

      City

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      A third party trying to get their house registered to stop them from building a new one sounds like Lenny didn’t hire a very competent architect to guide them properly within the codes of the community they purchased in.

    • Mene Seela says:

      I attended a Designers Open House at a very famous mansion that has been empty for a few years. I have never seen such a spectacular private building. Every room was decorated by a different top end designer and open to the public as a fundraiser in an effort to attract a buyer. Still no buyer would purchase the home because just replacing the electricity & plumbing was $7 MILLION dollars.
      So the building stands empty. Gorgeous ghost.

      I agree that if homeowners have restrictions imposed on them the government or historic society should compensate or assist them somehow. It’s only fair,

  18. Cityside says:

    Happy Birthday violachica

    City

  19. LA Debra says:

    What a great blog Stars99!! I really enjoy all the blogs, and even when I don’t watch the show, frequently will keep up through the wonderful blogs.

    You had me literally laughing out loud with the Yo recap. And now I think I will take your advice and go take a nap 🙂

  20. I would like to point out the hypocrisy the BH ladies are showing.

    1) Camille – Why in the world does she think spilling Taylor’s secret is any different than Brandi spilling Adrienne’s secret? You either have a pact to keep each others’ secrets’ away from the viewers or you don’t. What’s worse – spilling something someone told you in confidence, or spilling rumor you’ve heard that everyone knows to be true??
    2) Adrienne – How in the world can she justify calling Brandi a drug addict but suing to keep her secret off the small screen. And don’t even get me started on the chef!! How dare any of them get all high and mighty!
    3) Faye – umm doesn’t she remember that she and Kyle dished on Camille’s soft porn past on the WAY TO CAMILLE’S HOUSE – which led to Camille being so pissed at the dinner from H E Double Hockey sticks. How dare she get on her high horse about Brandi spilling Adrienne’s secret when she pulled Camille’s dirt out for all of us to see (although Bravo didn’t show us until they did lost footage because it didn’t lend to the story line that Camille was 100% evil and Kyle 100 % nice.)

    • Mene Seela says:

      NMD –
      1. Camille. The only difference here was Taylor’s supposive secret – claiming Russell beat her horribly – was not-so-secret, it was Taylor’s main topic of conversation with all the ladies. If her stories were true then Taylor and Kennedy were in great physical danger so Camille’s motive in outing it on tv could have been sincere concern about Taylor’s physical or mental health. I don’t know whar Camille’s real motive was but at least she could claim she was concerned..

      Brandi exposing Adrienne’s secret was simply out of anger.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        She said it to point out that Adrienne is a liar. She didn’t seem angry when she said it, ..but I guess, the point is that Camille didn’t seem to have ill intentions toward Taylor; where Brandi absolutely was not concerned about Adrienne. Brandi just wanted to win an argument…the “who’s the bigger liar” argument. Adrienne or Taylor? She wanted people to know it was Adrienne by revealing Ad’s secret.

    • LA Debra says:

      I think Camille was trying to put the private issue that she disclosed on some sort of graduated scale, saying hers was the less egregious. To me her blabber mouth and Kyle’s blabber mouth, and Brandi’s blabber mouth were all equally private info that shouldn’t have been said in front of the camera. But they’re on a reality show, and they are blabber mouths. So they should just own it.

    • Loangirl says:

      Ooooo I so agree wholeheartedly on # 1,2 and #3.
      I wanted to throw something at the TV to make Fake stop talking. She is disgusting. Many apparently agree if the blog was taken down.
      I loved the comment “Faye, the 90’s called and you still are irrelevant!”

      • Called A Princess... says:

        I think that Camille said what she said to get the parasitic vampire Taylor, on notice that Camille was unwilling to play passive/aggressive games about domestic abuse. There is a point where that kind of game gets old. Taylor basically was gossiping about her marriage to a group of shallow society women to curry victim hood favor rather then seeming to make an effort to work her, and her daughters, way out of a dangerous situation. She was putting herself and the group of women at great risk seemingly for attention. After a time, I would have spilled the information too. These women really are not that close. IMO.

  21. trudie says:

    Sugar Magnolia, thank you so much for taking over the Top Chef blog. Great job. I couldn’t believe it when Bart put the aluminum foil on his head to make a bowl! Hopefully his boss didn’t witness this!

  22. VV says:

    Why does Melissa Gorga Christmas card looks like a take on Little House on the Prairie? This family is not the Ingalls!

  23. boston02127 says:

    Has anyone ever watched the movie Roots? We’ve been watching it for about an hour. I had to take a break.

  24. Loangirl says:

    Great first blog Nomoredrama!!! Terrific job!!

  25. trudie says:

    Have we discussed this yet? Kyle and Kim are going to be on “Stars in Danger.”
    &http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/12/21/photos-stars-in-danger/

  26. Mene Seela says:

    I just read this wiki about the Maloofs. They are considered the 2nd worst pro sports owners in the country.
    Also. they only own 2% of the Palms now. They are broke, relative to their prior wealth.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maloof_family

  27. amalfi says:

    Off topic, but Jennifer Dalton is likely a Jersey Housewife for Season 5.

    http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/2012/12/jennifer-dalton-joins-real-housewives-new-jersey

    Teresa, Melissa, Kathy, Caroline and Jacqueline are all filming, along with Jennifer and Kim D, the two new additions.

    I guess the new storyline for Season 5 is how Albert is cheating with his mistress Jill and Melissa had affairs with her ex-Brian and others — and it will all be Teresa’s fault. Again.

    Ugh.

  28. BB says:

    TMZ website is running a poll. Who’d you rather? Brandi or Leann? Brandi is leading 83% right now.

  29. zanne says:

    Anyone watching the Alt – Det football game. They are singing Kroy’s praises, but I don’t know what position he plays or his number — any help?

  30. ItzAngieDuh says:

    Hey guys. I’m chiming in late in the evening, hoping that everyone is ready for Xmas. I love this blog & all my friends who frequent here (thanks Simon Van Campen). i read the blog daily & the comments to & I agree with most of them. That’s why RHOBH & this blog make me anxious. From the first season of RHBOH, Lisa & Kyle were my favorites. I know I’m in the minority here, but I don’t see Kyle as vile, mean girl. Yeah she & her sister have a complicated relationship, but I believe we should all stay out of that. Kim was a child star and is over 40, meaning she has been out of the limelight for at least 20 yrs. We all witnessed her behavior in S1, who knows what she put her family thru. No way should Kyle have outed Kim’s alcoholism issue, but she is her sister and that’s their issue to work out. She blurted that out of frustration when Kim called her a thief. We don’t really know that there was a design to take Lisa down at the reunion, just Brandi’s word for it. Yes, Lisa and Kyle had some choice words at the reunion, but that just showed me the geniune-ness of their friendship. Mauricio was wrong to take his anger out on Brandi and the screaming match at his event, but he still feels some kind of way about the past issues Kyle and Brandi had. But comments like Brandi doesn’t make him any money and he makes my skin crawl were so much more meaner than anything he said on screen. It seems that any little smirk, side eye, or scowl that Kyle makes is cause for scrutiny. She absolutely gets the Theresa Guidice edit on this blog. She is damned if she does, or doesn’t. Even when she presented her daughter with a car, she was criticized for that. Incidentally, it took me 3 times to pass the written test as well (nerves took over and I freaked myself out), and of course she bought her a Mercedes, jeez, she lives in BH, isn’t that what ALL the teenagers are driving? I don’t understand how she started this whole “secret” fiasco because she asked Brandi what issues she had with Adrienne. So, none of us have ever had friends who didn’t get along, and you find yourself with one of them and sayI ‘hey, what’s up with you and so and so? How could she know what Brandi was going to say? I believe now that Kim is sober, she’s gonna show us who she really is. I don’t trust Camille and this veil she has been hiding behind. She showed her true self in S1 and has been phoning it in every sense. Adrienne is disgusting, threatening to sue Brandi, while assassinating her character with slandering comments at the same time. And Taylor, I just can’t. My biggest issue with Kyle is her friendship with the morally corrupt Faye Resnick. I was very disappointed that she allowed Faye to Alison Dubois Brandi at her dinner party. After going thru that with Camille, I couldn’t believe she allowed that to happen. I know that everyone is entitled to their opinion on this blog, so finally I had to express mine. I understand that Kyle is not a favorite here, but picking apart everything she does ( or doesn’t do) is ridiculous. Sorry for the rant, just sayin.

    • Mene Seela says:

      I still like Kyle too. My biggest disappointment was her friendship with Taylor, but I think in Kim’s absence Kyle always needs someone to “save” and Taylor fit the bill:. Kyle is just as messed up as Kim, she just expreses it differently.

    • Stars99 says:

      Angie – I’m so glad you expressed your feelings about Kyle. I love how on this blog, that everyone absolutely has a right to discuss their thoughts on various subjects without fear of negative feedback. For me, maybe it comes across that I’m especially hard on Kyle because I used to be such a Kyle supporter. I actually went to bat for her with a couple of my friends who did not like her from the beginning. However, I found my opinions changed based on my interpretation of what I was seeing onscreen. I cannot promise that I will be less snarky about Kyle – but I’ll do my best to up the snark towards everyone else. = )

    • Rebecca says:

      I get what you’re saying BUT…

      This is supposed to be a reality show and it’s proven how incredibly fake and edited and scripted that we get frustrated at Bravo’s attempt to insult our intelligence. The professional actors like Kyle and Kim will always be hardest scrutinized. A lot of us imagine ourselves in their places during these scenes and I almost never find myself relating to Kyle. Remarks like her “my suitcase is too heavy to carry because its so full of jewelry” and “having a conversatio nwith you is like playing chess with Bobby Fischer” are so disgusting and meanspirited – and she makes them all the time.

      • Called A Princess... says:

        I still do not think the general public really gets how abused child star can suffer at the hands of predatory adults. This carries into adulthood. It is not a switch that can be turned on and off just to appease the public. Everything in life has a price. I do not think that child star should have to pay with a destroyed/maimed personality in adult life. Leann and Kim are both prime examples child stars that as adults, seem damaged and unhappy who have the public demanding that they still perform based on our collective expectations of what we expect them to grow up to be. We have a lot of examples that life does not always work that way for famous people. JMHO.

  31. BB says:

    Hey you guys! We came across something really neat earlier tonight. My husband, my two daughters and son in law were driving around looking at Christmas lights and came to this house. In the front yard they had a sign that said to tune in to a local radio station and their Christmas lights were playing in time to the songs. My youngest daugher recorded it on her phone and uploaded it to Youtube. You can hear her voice the loudest (the holy crap comment). My oldest daughter is giggling in the background and you can also hear my husband talking. Anyway, don’t ask me why this radio station was playing dueling banjos when we were listening to it, but anyway here it is. Enjoy!
    &http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LHNwE1kagU&feature=youtu.be

    • Nancy says:

      That was great BB. I want that house!

    • melthehound says:

      That’s fun to look at on a video but If I lived next door to that or anywhere in sight of it, it would be obnoxious real fast, Cool to hear your Daughter’s voices though. I don’t know why but whenever I think of someone’s kids here, I think of little kids.

  32. zanne says:

    Sorry Nancy I want that house. And thanks – I had about figured it out – but wanted to be sure.

  33. zanne says:

    I have ghosts in my kitchen. Mike was putting up dr pepper in the ref. and the cats found the box and broke the end out. Now they are trying to figure out how both of them can get in there at once. They can’t. But sure are making strange sounds.

  34. Cityside says:

    I just read something that said Faye Rancid was born in 1957. OK, that makes her 55. OK, I am a couple of years older than her and, I could be wrong (but I’m not) but she sure looks older than me by about 10 years.

  35. Cityside says:

    If I don’t see youse guys for a couple of days, my wish to ya all is for a Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful prosperous happy healthy New Year.

    Cityside

  36. AZGirl says:

    Good morning everyone! Good news! Grades are posted for Second Born and he did it! He is now a graduate of Northern Arizona University. I was told via First Born while watching tv last night. It was like…..oh by the way…Second Born passed his class. He told me last night.
    Glad someone let me know 🙂

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      Congrats to Second Born and to you AZ!!!!

    • LA Debra says:

      Congrats! To you and your 2nd born. It’s a big accomplishment. You must be very proud of both your boys 🙂

      Merry Christmas to all. I read this blog, and the comments, and laugh and cry, and it feels like I know you guys. You guys bring me joy, and I wish each of you (where is Detox?) a wonderful Christmas with people who love you and who are loved by you. And a healthy and prosperous 2013. (Take that Myan prophecy).

    • Rebecca says:

      Congrats! Did he get out of Flag before the storm? My friend’s daughter’s pipes froze. She’s wishing she planned her Christmas dinner down here now.

  37. BB says:

    Happy Christmas Eve eve! Congrats to second born on his graduation from college! Today for me will be church, then more baking while watching football (go Redskins) with the fam.

    • Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

      That video was cool BB-I dont know if I would want to live next door to that house but it was fun to watch!!! Enjoy the day!!

  38. Jill...no not THAT Jill says:

    Finished baking yesterday. Today is all about decorating some sugar cookies-it will be messy as hell and twice as much fun!! Wrapping is almost finished-just have to wrap a few gifts for my girls (my mother told when Annabelle was born that Santa does not wrap-so all the gifts from him stay unwrapped-best advice ever!!)Hope you all have a great day!!

  39. violachica says:

    THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THE BIRTHDAY WISHES!! i had been away from the blog for a few days. i hope everyone had a great holiday!

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