Vacays and Working Girls Photo Roundup by NoMoreDrama
Andy Cohen is on Vacy with Anderson Cooper and Anderson’s boyfriend in Brazil. He tweeted this photo on the beach with the tagline #happy.
Meanwhile Bethenny Frankel is on her down under Skinny Girl tour. She also looks happy surrounded by good looking Aussie’s.
And Brandi Glanville is in New York again, and did a book signing at Barnes and Noble. Marisa Zanuck showed up to show support. Brandi has tweeted that her book is first on the e-books on the NYTimes Best Selling List. I’ll have to take her word for it – I googled the list and didn’t see her book on it.
And finally a funny tweet from Rob Schuter:
“Bravo insiders are saying no decision has been made on cast of RHOBH. Rumors about LeAnn Rimes joining the cast are premature”
Survivor 26 Caramoan Fans vs Favorites by MelTheHound week 2
Previous Season: Survivor: Redemption Island – 13th castaway voted out/ 8th Jury Member
Current Residence: New York, N.Y.
Occupation: Entertainment Host and Writer
Previous Season: Survivor: South Pacific – 15th castaway voted out/7th Jury Member
Current Residence: Katy, Texas
Occupation: Chemical Disposal
Previous Season: Survivor: Nicaragua – 11th castaway voted out/3rd Jury Member
Current Residence: Miami, Fla.
Occupation: Paddleboard Co. Owner
Previous Season: Survivor: Gabon – 12th castaway voted out/4th Jury Member
Current Residence: Los Angeles
Occupation: Clinical Consultant
Previous Season: Survivor: South Pacific – 11th castaway voted off/3rd Jury Member
Current Residence: South Jordan, Utah
Occupation: English Professor
Previous Season: Survivor: Micronesia – 13th castaway voted out/6th Jury Member
Current Residence: Santa Clarita, Calif.
Occupation: Comic Book Artist
Voted out week 1 (2nd time voted out first)
Previous Season: Survivor: South Pacific – 13th castaway voted out/5th Jury Member
Current Residence: Washington, D.C.
Occupation: Harvard Law Student
Previous Season: Survivor: Philippines – 15th castaway voted off/8th Jury member
Current Residence: Hermosa Beach, Calif.
Previous Season: Survivor: Redemption Island – Made it to the final 3
Current Residence: Santa Monica, Calif.
Occupation: Chief Executive Officer of Enter Software Sales
Alexandra “Allie” Pohevitz
Current Residence: Oceanside, N.Y.
Edward “Eddie” Fox
Current Residence: East Brunswick, N.J.
Current Residence: Jefferson City, Mo.
Occupation: Pre Law Student (Miss Missouri 2011)
Current Residence: Stanford, Calif.
Occupation: Racecar Driver
Current Residence: Washington, D.C.
Occupation: Administrative Officer
Current Residence: Cincinnati, Ohio
Occupation: BMX Bike Sales
Current Residence: New York, N.Y.
Occupation: Event Planner
Current Residence: San Francisco, Calif.
Occupation: Real Estate Sales
Current Residence: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Occupation: Iraq War Veteran
Current Residence: Boise, Idaho
Occupation: Fast Food Franchisee
Welcome back Castaways. Week two of the broadcast. Here we go.. Last week, Fran was voted out, first, again. There was some discussion among us here at the blog about who flipped on the vote. It was 6 – 4 and it turns out that both Dawn and Cochran wrote Fran’s name. Back at camp, the remaining nine are contemplating this whole vote thing. Brandon is upset that Fran was the first to go, again. I assume he is one of them who voted for Andrea to leave. We see Dawn trying to explain herself to Brandon (if she had voted to send Andrea home, it would have been a tie vote- Revel in your power for now, Dawn, being the swing vote is a mighty powerful thing). Brandon says it sucks (remember though he was a pain in the ass, he played true to his word in his season) that Fran she was done like that again. Dawn tells him that he should have compassion for both sides of the story, he tells her that she And Cochran will lose, off of that ‘stupid’ move, while the others look on. I think she should have kept her mouth shut. Secret vote, no one needs to know what happened. She wanders off into the side side woods to remove herself from his venom, has a good sob and we hear her talking about trying so hard not to disrespect people. Okay, whatever.. Back at the camp fire, young Hantz is ‘fed up’ (Already?). He’s feeling evil Russ’s blood running through him. Now he wants to screw with everyone (he is telling this to Erik), says he is feeling Dir-Tee… He wants to go out with a bang. Okay, whatever.
Day 4, over at Gota, the contestants are working around camp, cutting wood, boiling water, stuff like that. The kind of stuff a small community might do to ‘survive’ (even though there are production crews around, medical staff at the near ready, things like that.. ). Everybody that is except one. You guessed it, Shamar. You see he’s all about conserving himself. He says if he just lays around on his expanding ass long enough, I swear I thought I heard him say, the others would praise him. Maybe it was the others would find him Lazy but I can’t get that praise word out of my mind. Note that he did help start a fire last week but now they have the flint to make their own. They don’t need him. Allie and one of the other ladies are just in general disbelief with this one. Shamar, Has Got To Go if they go to tribal council, non negotiable. Now Allie is part of this alliance of 4 that the wippersnappers put together last week. Sherri on the other hand loves that Shamar is getting under their skin so she has set up an alliance of 6, including Shamar to get under the skin of and get rid of the pretty 4. She says he is her Phillip (whatever that means).
Meanwhile, at Bikal, Brandon and Cochran are talking and B confesses to C that he planned on sabotaging everything. Spilling the food, throwing challenges, just being in general, a dick (which we’ve all seen him do). However, He’s had some sort of change of heart, for that moment anyway, this is for his kids, blah blah blah. TH Cochran notes that with Brandon, you get two extremes. The moments of vile hate almost immediately followed by extreme pleasantness. Careful Cochran, he was pissed at you too last night. During all this, Pinky is wandering around in the background and Brandon invites him over. He asks Pinky a question about trust and where everything fits together. Pinky goes into this rant about middle management, CEO’s and how middle management is never called in unless something needs to be done. In other words, Pinky is king shit and the rest are his subjects. That’s the way he sees it anyway. Brandon tells the others that Pinky is trying to Boston Rob them. After all he did everything Boston Rob told him to do (I think this is what Sherri meant with Shamar). (NMD – Sherri means she’s taking the most unlikeable person to the end – like Boston Rob did with Phillip last time. Everyone assumed Phillip would be an easy vote out because he was crazy, but Rob protected him to have someone no one would vote for by his side at final council.) Dawn still wants Kumbaya and feels that everyone should work together. Brandon knows he has to watch his step, or he’s gone within the next few days. (I was going to show you a pic of Pinky in his manties but you can thank me for sparing you the need for the eye bleach).
Immunity / Reward Challenge
Day 5. The teams go to the challenge location. I’m just going to note this, Pinky is carrying the banner and half ass plants it in the ground. It falls over and hits one of the women in the back. I don’t think he did it on purpose, she did appear hurt by it but, it sort of demonstrated his Pinky King Shit attitude towards these people to me. Maybe I’m wrong about the guy but I don’t think so. Okay, the fans are introduced to the new faves tribe sans Fran. Fans Mike is a little shocked by this.. Probably no more shocked than Fran was. Enough about Fran.
1. Three tribe members swim out to a raft. (Erik, Andrea, Brenda vs Sherri, Hope, Julia)
2. Three other tribe members will pull the raft out to a platform. (Brandon, Corrine, Cochran vs Shamar, Matt, Eddie)
3. The rafters will get on the platform and one of the time jump in down to a cage.
4. They have to pull a bamboo stick out of the cage that will release a ring (life saver float),
5. Once they have all 9 rings, they will be pulled back to shore on the raft.
6. The remaining 3 tribe members will then play ring toss and the first tribe to get a single ring on each of the 3 posts, wins.
They are playing for both Immunity and Reward. The Reward is fishing gear. So far, they all have fire and a boat. Fans have to sit one player out, I don’t know them well enough yet to name who it was. Let’s get started. Faves are first to get their raft in the water and jump on. Their pullers (see above) are pulling them out while the ladies for the fans are struggling a bit with their raft. They get there though. The race for the platform becomes a dead heat and the fans get their first maybe by a couple seconds. One at a time they start jumping in the water. There are a Lot more bamboo poles than there are rings so each has to pull several to release a ring. This may come down to who can hold their breath the longest while pulling these poles out of the cage. Before one can jump in, the other has to jump out. Sherri appears to be trying to be a mermaid and do all the pulling herself at this point but I think she’s spending too much time at the surface catching her breath and resting.. Faves at this point have 3 rings. This isn’t working out too well for the fans because the faves now have the 4th ring and Sherri is once again catching her breath, at the surface of the water. Bad strategy if this is really what they planned. They have one ring at this point to the faves’ 6. I guess the good news is, Shamar is getting well rested so he can pull his tribemates back later that evening. The faves are back at shore while the fans finally get their stuff together and begin on the way back.
The way this ring toss works is each member tosses all 9 rings in an attempt to land 3. Malcolm is first and he gets two right away. By now, the fans are back and ready to toss, Reynold is first (he beat Malcolm last week). Both toss all 9 and it is 2:1 faves. Now it’s Michael vs Pinky. Pinky lands the 3rd ring and the faves win immunity and reward. I’m glad. Hopefully this is the last we see of those drawrs this episode. Fans will see their first tribal council.
I don’t know what is going to happen yet but as the fans head back to camp, TH Reynold (one of the pretty 4), says sending Shamar home is a lock. He may be lazy around the camp, piss several people off, but he isn’t the reason that the tribes will be once again tied at 9:9. Without getting into a lot of wordy detail, let’s see what happens.
Well, hopes dashed. We are at the Bikal camp as they are relishing in their win. Excited to be able to catch some fish and all. Pinky King Shit notes that the fire has gone to ash and somebody needs to handle that. Well, get the flint and get to flicking there, Pinky. A short while later, he and Malcolm are walking as Malcolm is carrying firewood. Pinky tells Malcolm that Corrine is the dominatrix and he sees Malcolm as the Enforcer. At least Pinky still has his pants on. (I didn’t see the Boston Rob season- is Pinky trying to emulate him exactly?) He calls his ‘corporation’, Stealth R Us. Pinky introduces the enforcer to production and says his job is to take out any threats, male or female, on the opposing team (I’ll assume he means during the challenges). TH Malcolm calls bullshit in so many words but we know Malcolm, he’ll play along to get along, to a point as long as it suits him. He introduces the rest of his crew with their names, I didn’t catch them all but they are Cochran, Malcolm, Andrea, Corrine, and Dawn. At least Pinky has found his swim trunks. That leaves Brandon, Brenda, and Erik to fend for themselves in that tribe in Pinky’s mind. That is, until he needs someone to do the grunt work. I’m sure he thinks this is how this whole game is going to be played. I’m glad I didn’t see his original season because I may not be watching now.
Over at Gota.. A distraught team returns knowing one of them will go home. Shamar lays down. Reynold calls him out for being a lazy bum and Shamar essentially tells him to go F himself. That’s how this begins. Now, Let’s get the alliances, as they stand now, straight. The pretty 4 (P4) are Reynold, Eddie, Hope, and Allie. The others are Sherri, Laura, Julia, and Shamar. Matt and Michael are the outside swing votes playing both sides against the middle. That’s as I see it right now. Matt decides after that scene, that he is with the P4 to write down Shamar’s name and that’s just the way it has to be (and I think it will be that way). He thinks he can get Michael on board with him. Now what does he do? As if she didn’t know he’s the most hated guy on the island, Matt tells Sherri that’s what he wants to do. He asks if she’s okay with that and if so, he will join her (along with Michael I assume), and they will have a 5:4 split against the P4 (there’s another flaw in this plan coming). Sherri isn’t cool with that plan, she says that if Shamar sees that he is safe (not voted out), he’ll chillax. What she wants at the end of the day is Shamar laying next to her after someone else has gone home. MMMMMMmKay… What she seems to have forgotten is he has been a douche since the minute they stepped off of the boat but, whatever. She asks Laura (who was the one to sit out the challenge), which name She would like to see written down. Laura says Allie, one of the P4, who she believes to be a strategist and therefore, a threat. Got all that?
Now, at camp or near it, we see Reynold looking around for something and he finds it. No clue needed, he’s seen enough of these shows, he knows the typical location. If it’s really that easy to find, they need to switch this up a bit. I thought the rice lids last season was a pretty good idea. So now he has a hidden idol and is desperate to figure out how to conceal it. Laura sees him stuffing something into his pocket just before they go to council and can see the bulge in his pocket from a hundred feet away. She’s concerned that he may pass the idol to Allie in order to make sure Shamar goes home. Past history tells us that these plans typically don’t survive the seating of the castaways at council. Once the Probsting begins, things tend to change.
Here we go. The players are ushered in and instructed to get their torches and light them. The questions begin. Just a few highlights. They are questioned about the challenge and it comes down to too many chiefs not enough indians. Shamar is called out in a big way about his behavior in camp. He spent 19 of the 24 hours of day 4 doing absolutely nothing. The P4 is outed to the world of tribal council. Laura outs Reynold having a ‘bulge’ in his pocket and he shows the idol (dumbass). Sherri isn’t thrilled to learn that he has it, maybe Shamar should have gotten off of his lazy ass and looked for it also. They vote.. Probst calls for the idol, Reynold puts it back in his pocket. Laura’s fear of him passing it to his girlfriend, Allie is laid to rest. The votes are read, it comes down to 5:4 Allie vs Shamar, final vote read, Allie is gone. Reynold isn’t happy. If he’s smart, HE will become a swing vote. History tells us, that the hidden idol scares the shit out of people on this game when they don’t have it. Probst reminds them that in order to win the game, they have to get to the end. In order to do that, they have to beat the favorites. In other words kiddies, put your big kid drawrs on and get your shit together. The flip vote? Matt voted to send Allie home. The one that no matter what, he was voting to send Shamar home. See? things aren’t always what they may seem. I don’t think Michael committed until Allie’s name was brought up. The P4 are now the P3. We’ll see how this blatant exclusionary alliance worked out for them in weeks to come.
See you next week..
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Shahs of Sunset Reunion Part One Recap By Ana
I am disgusted by this reunion and the let’s all beat up MJ agenda. I have had to watch this reunion in parts so I can recap it well because I get so annoyed and angry! I am not looking forward to the second part & I can only hope Andy calls out everyone for their deplorable behavior! Lets begin:
Reunion starts off with the usual niceties… and an AMAZING spread that no one will eat….
Andy starts out by asking Reza about his mustache and if he trimmed it, Reza says he cleaned it up for the reunion and confesses to having rocked a hogan mustache before. Andy then asks if he plans to change styles anytime soon, Reza says maybe. Andy then asks Mike if he manscaped, Mike says he does so once a month.
Andy then turn to GG and asks about her telling the Huffington Post that she is the Rosa Parks of Reality TV and what she meant by that. Reza and Asa look annoyed- especially Reza who keeps making all sorts of faces in what I assume is an attempt to get camera time…mission accomplished because they constantly show him. GG says that things got misconstrued and what she meant was that the backlash they received from the Persian community for season one and the stance they took…I totally did not understand her explanation…watch it and explain it to me please! In true GG form: no one understood her!
Andy then asks Reza another viewer question: why he likes to touch MJ’s boobs all the time and if he’s really gay. Andy says “obviously very gay”…Reza says he doesn’t feel like he touches them all the time but that they are a bit unruly and that MJ likes to wear clothes that don’t support them and so he sometimes fells like they (MJs boobs) need a helping hand. GG then adds that MJ has the softest boobs ever- that they are like clouds. GG tells Andy that he should touch them, and he politely declines. Mike compliments MJ for looking really nice.
Andy then asks another viewer question: is it true that Iranians do not have to pay rent or utilities because they are political refugees and the government pays for them? They all say that is not true, but they wish! Andy then asks how can Mike be both a Persian and Jewish? Mike says that they are a minority, but that there is a large population of Jewish Persians. He also clarifies that most Persians are Muslim. Andy then has a viewer question to describe what Reza smells like- so he asks Lilly to take a sniff. Lilly then says “heaven” followed by he smells like a “man”…whatever…
I’m a Persian Barbie, In the Persian Barbie World; Life is Plastic, Black Amex Plastic and It’s Fantastic!
It’s time for Lilly’s introduction as new cast member…”so naturally skinny, even her shoes have to be taken in, the Persian Barbie Lilly Ghalichi.” Cue in the montage about Lilly…
Andy says he has so many questions for her- that he is unsure where to start. He starts with a how does it feel to know that Reza wants to skin you an wear you like a coat? Lilly thinks it’s sexy and the ultimate form of flattery. Then Andy discussed the AIDS/crotch juice comment and the backlash. Lilly says it was really offensive and that she is embarrassed and ashamed at herself for saying it. Clarified that you cannot get AIDS from a soiled swimsuit and that she is mortified that she helped perpetuate the stigma of AIDS. She apologized again. Then a viewer asked Lilly if she could hear her voice…that she’s the Persian Fran Drescher. Lilly says she is a little annoyed with her own voice when she watches the show, but that this is her voice and she can’t & wouldn’t change it even if she could because its who she is. Personally, I would’ve asked why don’t you have a little bit of a southern accent since you grew up in Texas; instead we get the Kardashian valley girl accent.
Andy then asks Lilly why she looks down on chubby people and poor people? Lilly says she does not look down on poor people at all and that she does not know why people get this impression that she only likes skinny rich people & that she’s friends with people from all walks of life. GG steps in and says that maybe its because she CONSTANTLY bragged on the show about how rich and fabulous she was…(I couldn’t agree more with GG!). Lilly says that she doesn’t think she said it all the time, that she does not sit there and gloat or brag. YES these words came out of Lilly’s mouth. Did she watch the show? Well a narcissism makes people view things differently I guess.
Andy then shimmies into asking Lilly about how she ended up with a loser like Ali for 10 years. Lilly says she doesn’t know- that she asks herself that question everyday- that a lot of it is probably comfort. Andy then says that there was a scene that didn’t make it into the season in which she goes shopping with Ali’s black American Express card- does she still have it or use it? The answer is YES- per Mike: she broke up with him and not his card…Lilly then justifies using it by saying that she lost her virginity to Ali and thus is entitled to use it all the time. Andy then asks if he’s the only man he’s ever been with. Lilly says no. Andy then asks if he supports her otherwise. Lilly says no that she doesn’t need his help??? Isn’t using his Amex a form of support! She says she’s heard that MJ has been saying that Ali supports her- that she doesn’t know if that’s true or not… MJ is shaking her head saying that if she doesn’t hear it straight from her then not to believe it especially if it’s coming from Reza. Lilly then reaches back and gets a folder (proving her lawyer move á la Ana Quincoces) and says she owns her own businesses, one of which is the swim line. She then informs everyone that January is their slowest month of the year- gives Andy a piece of paper- saying that is how much they made…$72,000. (Was that after costs & expenses?) Then Lilly says “I do not need to brag to everybody about how much I make, I own a million dollar company and do not need a boyfriend to support me. If I want him to support me, he will.” Then Andy, playing dumb (as he does best) asks if she brought that paper because of MJ. Lilly says yes because she is going around telling people that she makes no money…that she said it herself that she (Lilly) should go back to the welfare line. LOL- MJ is a shit talker but I didn’t think that was that bad of an insult to warrant full disclosure of her company’s financial statements to Andy! Reza butts in and says “you were never a lawyer”- insinuating another comment MJ may have said. If I am talking shit about someone to my so-called BFF- especially if I am venting- I really shouldn’t have to worry about them turning around and using everything they know about me against me. Maybe at that moment Reza should’ve told MJ that he doesn’t want to hear it, to stop it, etc but its obvious he did not and just smiled at her…#BACKSTABBER! MJ then tells Lilly that when she “blogs about something and you say my boyfriend, my honey is bringing me this car, or that…that’s something you’re saying. That you are putting out there.” Lilly fires back telling MJ that she is the one that is going around saying…that Ali doesn’t own that car. Reza looks annoyed that focus is off him. Then Lilly in the most REDONK part of the reunion brings out the Bill of Sale for each car she “owns”. MJ tells Lilly that is fine, that she should own as many cars as she wants. Lilly then gives Andy the Bill of Sale for her Fisker, her Ferrari (she just got), and her Rolls Royce. Andy is like you own three cars? Lilly is like no some of them are leased cars (or did she say Ali’s cars? Either way, it’s stupid no one needs three cars…so feel free to ship one my way!) Andy then points out that the Rolls Royce was $280,000. Lilly tells Andy she doesn’t need to brag about that- to which Andy tells her: “ok, well you brought the Bill of Sales.” Maybe GG was right Lilly! Although being rich must be awesome- being poor is not an insult.
Work Hard and Play Hard
Andy comes back from break saying that the Shahs seem to live by the rule: work hard and play hard…practicing Voon Bahsir (I totally misspelled that) which translates to party like an animal. Then they show a montage about their partying…
Andy asks the group who the champ of the Voon Bahsir is…they all say MJ is. Then Andy gets a viewer question for MJ: “is it part of the Persian culture to see everyone’s penis? And how many penis pictures you have in your phone?” They all giggle. MJ says it is not part of the culture but it is “definitely part of the safe haven that good old friends, you know, with their guard down can joke around like doodool tala.” Andy then says that she gave Mike a high rating- MJ says she did. MJ then clarifies that he was not standing there with an erection, but she thought that it would be the polite thing to say, to announce to the world that he is well endowed. Andy thinks its very kind and Mike thinks its very proper of her. Andy also points out that as a result Mike will now be posing for Playgirl. Mike confirms that he will be a male bunny (what are playgirl guys called, what would the male version of a playmate be?)! Reza then asks if he will be showing just the tip or the shaft too? Mike says he hasn’t finalized the extent of his nudity for the shoot yet but people are excited to see what MJ saw. Andy then asks since she saw it a viewer wants to know if she has ever thought about getting together with Mike, even if only for a night. MJ says no. Mike says that is a lie- Lilly yells at MJ to be honest- Reza is in disbelief about MJ’s lie… MJ then says she did say it in Mexico…Mike asks Reza how many times she’s said it and Reza says all the time. Mike then says that MJ is in his crotch region every time she’s drunk. HOW AWKWARD- especially if Mike’s girlfriend Jennifer is there- I think maybe that’s why MJ is so uncomfortable admitting this…MJ says that she may have done it while drunk (Reza is in the background trying to talk over her) and MJ says that if Mike says she said something, then she said it. Reza then says that they were at Sammi’s house one night and that Mike will swear on a stack of bibles even is he’s Jewish, that MJ was all over Mike…yet again thrown under the bus by Reza when she had already admitted to it. Then Reza throws in one of his famous one-liners that we USED to love.
Andy then asks Lilly since she doesn’t party like an animal, that Cabo must’ve been really interesting to her. Lilly says that Cabo was definitely an experience for her and that she’s been there many times before but never Shah’s style. Lilly says that watching herself on TV showed her how uptight she is and although she is not going to start drinking, she doesn’t like alcohol- she does want to learn to relax more and party a little bit in her life- to let loose. GG offers her shots and Mike makes a comment in the background about her uptightness…Andy asks if she had a little bit of a stick up her ass during the Cabo trip. Lilly says she doesn’t think she had a stick up her ass, Reza says it was more like a twig. Lilly agrees with Reza.
Andy then says that drinking and the Shahs led to dark moments…then they show a montage…
“I Cannot Live in Alice in Wonderland”
Andy says he would like to start with MJ and asks a viewer question: “You appear to be medicated a lot of the time, you speech is slurred, your eyes drift open and closed. Do you have a problem?” While Andy asks this question Reza and Asa make faces saying yes she does. MJ responds by saying she does not have a problem, she does not pop pills and the only time you see her drink is in social situations- she is never drinking and driving, working, etc. Andy then looks at Asa and says that she accused MJ of being a pill popper, why did she think that is true. Asa says that at the time she said it and apologized for it- that it was not the right time or setting to bring it up but she thinks: “MJ needs to face her life and nobody’s perfect but the first step is admitting to yourself what your problem is- and it is difficult to watch her.” (BTW Reza looks like he will snap if he doesn’t pounce on the subject soon) Asa continues to say that MJ is drunk most of the time but is unsure of what else she does but she is sedated all the time (MJ is telling her she is lying). MJ goes on to say that if they were really concerned why hasn’t one of them one time either of her so-called friends of hers talked to her about it privately Reza tells Andy “hundreds of times.” Andy then looks at Mike and asks him if he thinks MJ has a problem- since he is the mediator (and more believable). Mike says that honestly he does think MJ has a drinking problem. Reza does not understand why they are talking about this because she is the Queen of Denial. (Uhm and you the King- because you cannot accept what a shitty friend you are to MJ) Lilly interferes and says that until someone is ready to get help, nothing can be accomplished- that if MJ doesn’t think she has a problem then that should be the end of this conversation.
Andy says its interesting because on the show this season when it ended both MJ and Reza were back being friends, so did something happen after the season ended? Reza tells Andy that the more he stepped back (MJ says stabbed), the more he realizes that MJ has been lying so much and drinking that she (MJ) “actually now lives in an altered universe and I cannot live in Alice in Wonderland and support my best friend whose spiraling out of control.” Whether MJ has a problem or not, like Lilly says she has to come to the point of realization- shaming and pointing fingers on TV is not the way to go. Also, I didn’t see them in any of the footage discourage MJ from drinking…it was the opposite. If you think your friend has a problem, wouldn’t you want to avoid putting them in situations that could harm them? Reza was an ahole the whole season, he threw MJ under the bus anytime he could and now wants us to buy into this I am a scorned friends because of your drinking/pill-popping problem? PUHPLEASE, we are not dumb- we saw the season.
Andy asks MJ if she is sedated a lot (Reza moves his head saying yes). MJ says that she is never sedated, that the only time she has taken any pills –is when she takes a sleeping pill to help her sleep. That her drinking is not something she has ever denied doing- her life is out there. Andy asks MJ if what she is saying is that she is a social drinker and only drinks when it is appropriate. Asa says that it’s a lie- that even in the production when they shoot their talking heads, that MJ is the only one that has to be picked up and dropped off or she won’t make it. That MJ will roll in with her suitcase with two bottles of wine in it – then looks at MJ and says she has to admit it to herself. MJ tells Asa that first of all they bring her a car or offer her a car because of her punctuality problem (Reza interrupts and says no) and that it’s a cute thing people said that she (MJ) needs a lady-sitter because she is perpetually late. (I believe MJ– she really didn’t look drunk/tipsy in her talking heads) She tells Asa that if she wants to call her a person who has a problem being punctual, then yes she has a problem. Reza in his holier than thou voice is saying “why are we doing this?” over an over again. Asa is like “babe, why don’t you come clean about it to yourself” – for someone with as much education as Asa has, she sure is common sense dumb: if MJ is indeed an alcoholic, then she is not going to realize it in a reunion show. MJ says that the wine inside the suitcase is not true. (BTW if I had a car ride- I totally would be drinking! Also, since production likes them to be a little mean and truthful during their talking heads- I am sure they provide them all with alcoholic beverages.) Andy is like Reza said it to you on the show- MJ is like no behind my back he said it- not when I am present. Lilly butts in and says you said it to her face. Andy is like but Asa did say it to you in Cabo- that you have a problem with pills. MJ says yes Asa says it and it was a lie. Asa is like yeah and she was angry. MJ says yes she was angry because it was defamatory and that she doesn’t believe that they should accuse her of things that are not true. Mike says that he does think MJ has a problem drinking but that he has never seen her pop a pill- she had those pills in her pocket and it is questionable. He tells MJ however, you do drink an awful lot and he thinks personally, that it stems from her toxic relationship with her mother- that it’s her was of self medicating. That’s it- that’s his opinion on the subject. (I agree with Mike) Reza looks at Mike and says he has known her for 20+ years and that the pills have always been there. Mike is like have they? Reza says always. Mike then tries to talk to MJ directly but she is asking Reza what pills? GG intercedes and says what does it matter. Lilly says it doesn’t matter to her, that she could care less. GG then says she takes Xanax, Clonopin, everything- who cares? Mike is like GG that’s not something to brag about, why would she talk about it as if it wasn’t a big deal! Poor GG, at least she was the only one trying to be a friend to MJ and divert their attack on her. Reza yells we care about her and want her to get help. #LiesTo MakeYouLookBetter GG says that she brings issues like this up in private. Mike is very irritated with GG and MJ is quiet.
Asa then says that the reason she got really concerned in Cabo was that after they all partied- then her and Sammi went to the club alone- and they all went to sleep- that she (Asa) actually put her to bed, that MJ was sedated and drunk in Cabo (tells MJ to let her finish) they found her drunk in the hallways, alone, that she woke up laying somewhere and a guy. Asa says that it concerns her that a 40-year-old woman acts that way. They all start talking over each other and I can’t understand. Mike says that MJ took an Ambien pill, that when you fight the sleep you can hallucinate. Andy says that’s dangerous. Mike says she was saying off the wall shit, MJ admits to this. Asa says the same happened in Vegas- where she took care of her. (Why is no one pointing out that Mike blacked out? GGs insane drinking- esp. if she’s on those meds? Reza seems to drink heavily too.) Then Reza tells Andy that she was falling asleep at the table. MJ says yes, that a sleeping pill is supposed to put you to sleep and she should’ve gone to bed but she stayed up. (I have and do take ambien for my sleeping problems occasionally and can say that this is 100% true. If you fight it you are on some sort of high…and I shop a lot! LOL However, I am not a pill popping addict.) Andy basically shuts them all up and moves on…
The Parental Units
Andy moves it along by introducing the Persian Parents and shows a montage about them…
Andy says he got a lot of questions about the golden penis (doodool tala). Andy wants to know what is the golden penis, if someone could clarify it please. Asa says it is just a term of endearment, like honey or baby. Andy then asks if it is weird for a mom to keep calling the son a golden penis. Asa says that at Mike’s age yes its weird. GG says that in Persian culture boys are like Gods, so that it means that their manhood is golden. Andy says /asks is it’s not a Freudian thing. They all collectively say no. Asa then schools Andy on what phallus and vulva mean in Latin: Phallus means the golden one and vulva means something to be ashamed of. Lilly says that hers is pretty golden…
Andy then asks if it is normal for then to stay so attached to their parents even in adulthood. They all say yes. Andy then asks who is still supported by their parents. GG raises her hand. Andy asks her if that is a bone of contention with her parents or if it’s okay. GG says that the type of lifestyle that she has gotten accustomed to living for so long, they still need to support it until she can support herself. Andy then asks Asa if her mom has gotten around to her choosing Persian Pop Priestess as a career. Asa tells Andy she as two degrees from UCLA. Andy asks what her degrees are in. She says psychology and philosophy. Asa says she went to school her whole life, but she has been an artist her whole life- that her parents accept her career choice and are really proud of her. That her mom just loves to give her shit about it, and really wants her to get a PhD.
Andy asks Reza how his relationship with his mom is doing. Reza says that it’s not good, that his mom was really upset and hurt by a lot of the things that her friends said to her when the promos for Season two were running and it showed him kissing Adam. Andy asks if he is still in contact with his mom. Reza says yes, that he feels that as soon as everything with season two is done, especially since in episode 10 he kisses Adam on the beach, that you see him going to the gay club and being skanky – that once its all done then he really needs to sit down with his mom and have a come to Jesus moment with her.
Andy asks Lilly about her parent- that we haven’t met yet. He says that he understands that she did not tell her parents that she was going to be on this show until a week before it aired. Lilly said that it’s true and that it might have been two days before it aired. Everyone looks pretty surprised. Lilly says she comes from a very conservative household and she grew up in a small town in Texas so her parents have a small town conservative mentality and would have never allowed her to be on a television show. Lilly said she broke the news to them and her mom thought it was fabulous and her dad was upset. She says her dad did not speak to her for quite sometime and is still very upset over it. Andy asks if they know that she is the Persian Barbie? Lilly says no, they don’t. Andy asks what they think of the boobs- Lilly says they definitely know that she has breast implants, but that she does not reveal them in front of her parents because she is a lot more conservative when she is around them. Andy asks what size boobs she is and Lilly says a small D (she’s unsure if its 400 cc or 450). Andy wants to know what size were her natural breasts? Lilly says she was as flat as a wall. She is skinny- a naturally skinny girl, with like zero body fat! (This is boasting Lilly- unnecessarily, but good for you!)
Andy says that this group is king of the trash talking. They show a montage of all the trash talking…
Andy asks Lilly if Chia Pet is a term of endearment? Lilly says that she doesn’t think it’s a term of endearment at all. MJ says she didn’t mean it as a term of endearment- she meant it to tease her because she had already been talking shit about her. Lilly says she only made one comment that she was going to get her diet pills for her birthday- but all season MJ called her a skinny bitch and made fun of her weight. Lily says that it is such a double standard because of a skinny girl says one thing even remotely insulting about someone being overweight she’s killed- however if it’s the other way around it is completely acceptable. (True, but then again you were blessed with fab genes and get to be Lilly everyday. – MJ did talk a lot of shit though…) Lilly says that when she made that comment she was defending herself because every single person in the room at that point had told her all the shit she (MJ) was talking about her. MJ says that it is a two way street- that she didn’t sit with Reza out of the goodness of her heart and told Reza that she had a face full of injections, that she needed hormones…Lilly interrupts and says that it was not from the goodness of her heart- that it was once she was fed up with all of MJ’s shit talking. MJ says that first of all she’s there to own something: she did judge her a little sooner than she should have and she is there to get everything out on the table. She was not nice and neither was Lilly’s, so she apologizes for her part in it. Lilly says “first of all I never said anything about you”- Mike interrupts and tells Lilly that MJ is apologizing to her, but she keeps coming back to it. Lilly says her apology is not real. Mike asks her how she knows it’s not real? Lilly is saying that MJ is acting like she never said anything about her- Mike is like she is telling you right now that she is sorry and you are continuing it. (YAY MIKE!) Andy asks Lilly if there was one thing that hurt her the most are the things that she said about her family- saying she came from the welfare line, that her parents are poor, that her boyfriend is a criminal…(Again when did being poor become an insult? Secondly, how does her boyfriend afford such an extravagant lifestyle- I know plenty of personal injury attorneys and they don’t live quite the extravagant life…) MJ tells Lilly that she is there so that they can move forward and that she is apologizing for making a very snide remarks- which she clearly knew she never did. She was speaking inappropriately out of her own feelings of losing friends or whatever shit was going on in her life at that time. Lilly says she accepts MJ’s apology.
I Know When You Lie
Lilly is telling Andy that she lost respect for MJ because she blamed everything on Asa and Reza- that they made her say those things about her. That it just makes her think that everything she told her that day was a lie. MJ wants to address that specific instance- and here starts the most annoying part of the reunion. MJ looks down and Lilly informs all of us that as a lawyer she is trained to know when someone lies- a sign of which is when a person looks down- which MJ is doing. MJ cannot get a word in because Lilly keeps pointing out each time she looks down. When I am nervous, I tend to look down when I am talking- so it does not necessarily mean it is lying! Very annoying & I wanted to reach in and gag Lilly. It was definitely her finest mean-girl moment- Reza and Asa have taught her well.
Asa v. GG Round 1,000
Andy starts by discussing how early in the season there was a pool party that went terribly wrong and led to a split in the group that may never be mended. Then they show a montage about how GG became an island.
Andy asks GG what its like to look back and see the footage. GG says that she was really saddened by it. Andy says that when GG grabbed the knife it really shocked him- what was her intent? GG says her intent was to scare Omid enough to get him out of the house. Andy is surprised it was to scare Omid- Asa and Mike look incredulous. Andy says it seems like she scared everyone else too. GG says that was not her intention and she didn’t realize it at all until she came back into the room and that it was the first thing Lilly asked her if she really picked up a knife. Andy then asks her about the incident with her sister (who was pregnant)- in which she said she wanted to stab her. GG says she would never cut her sister with a knife, that her situation with her sister has a very deep rooted past- that she was treated very bad by her sister growing up…basically trying to excuse her inexcusable behavior.
Then GG says that when “that thing put its hand on me first” (referring to Asa) that she did go in initiating it. Andy is like you referred to Asa as that thing…Asa just says wow. Andy then says that this whole thing started because of the nose comment. Asa says it was a compliment. (NO it was not –IMHO) Asa says that the comment was: “I appreciate your big nose, I appreciate you for not getting a nose job” and Asa continues to explain that she is proud of her ethnic features. Lilly points out that Asa is the only one with a natural nose present there. GG tells Andy that she remembers that in his book she remembers that he wrote about his eyes…that is someone doesn’t know you and randomly tells him that “I love the fact that you have funny looking eyes” that they don’t know how sensitive he is to those comments. GG says that when you don’t know someone, do not talk about their personal appearance EVER. (Good point GG…although it was out of context and rude this whole thing blowing up was ridiculous.) Asa says that her complimenting a guy’s nose is very different from her (GG) attacking her physically. Asa says she is far from perfect- that nobody is perfect but that GG is rude, disrespectful and she has been like that from the beginning. Andy then asks what will it take for the two of them to be able to patch things up. GG says a bare-knuckle boxing match. Andy asks her if she thinks that is a good idea- GG says yes. Andy then points out that she has been in anger management therapy and that he doesn’t think they would agree with her. Asa says that GG thinks she is cute and then they all start talking over each other.
GG then says she does not want to fight her…Andy is like but you do – you just said it. Asa tells her to stop bullshitting. Asa says that what she could do as a friend is basically doesn’t want to take her shit anymore. Andy says if she thinks GG has apologized to her for the fight. Asa says GG has not apologized but she is also not waiting for an apology- that she has already forgiven GG. That GG has never called her since the incident- she lied when she said she reached out to her. Andy points out that she was there waiting at the restaurant. Asa points out that it was two months later and it was MJ that set it up, not GG. Furthermore, Asa points out that GG “talks shit on the daily on twitter and calls her disgusting names” and she wants to know what she has done to her. GG then asks Asa if she has ever said anything about her because her first blog Asa calls her fake hair, fake teeth, fake boobs, fake accent (LOL- the camera points at Lilly when GG says this). Asa says that this was in response to her calling her a transvestite. GG insists that she started after Asa’s first blog. Andy tells GG that she called Asa a transvestite. GG says yes- she went “apeshit on twitter.” Asa then tells GG that she forgot what a natural woman looks like… GG says “ok, alright, bitch.” Asa tells GG “I am funky as fuck and that’s what you are jealous of.” GG says jealous of what “jealous of cellulite and cottage cheese- are you crazy?!” Asa tells GG she is ugly inside and out- then GG accuses Asa of using blood diamonds from Africa for her water. Asa says blood diamonds don’t exist in America (Yes they do- in the black market and through dishonest dealers- although it is illegal) Then they get into a ridiculous fight… Andy then points out to GG that Asa wouldn’t be buying blood diamonds on TV. Then Asa goes in on GG about how fake she is- nose, hair, etc. Awkward because Lilly is sitting next to her giving her a death stare… GG continuous to say that Asa put her hands on her first- Andy says it seems like she instigated the whole thing…I’m bored of this. GG is wrong and so is Asa- but in different ways. They go on about it until it ends with GG threatening to throw olives at Asa. Then they continue a back and forth about how GG cant support herself, insults fly back and forth…MJ finally interrupts and says that if it’s ok for Lilly to chose to have her boyfriends support her (it’s okay that is her choice) why is it not okay for GG’s parents to do so? It’s their choice. Reza then says that is MJ is the voice of reason then they are in big trouble. He’s such a doll to MJ…Andy says its an impasse between the both of the and to drop it.
Next week is part two and I am not looking forward to it because I foresee me becoming livid. It seems like more MJ bashing…Lilly calls her a felon, Reza a bank robber, calls Vida a bitch…They all think GG’s engagement is fake…
Regarding MJ’s arrest- I think this was the lowest of the lowest for Reza. He took something in her past and used it maliciously against her. Yes she signed up for Reality TV, but that does not mean its right. You can read about it here.
After you read it keep in mind that she was 18, being threatened and did not profit from it.
Thursday Night Lineup, February 21st by BB
8PM – American Idol (Fox); Big Bang Theory/2.5 Men (CBS); The Vampire Diaries (CW); Community/Parks and Rec (NBC); Zero Hour (ABC); This Old House Hour (PBS); West End Salvage (8:30 HGTV); Glory Hounds (Anpl); The Walking Dead Black and White Version (AMC); Impact Wrestling (Spike); Guinness World Records Gone Wild (truTV); Highway Thru Hell (NatGeo); Hook, Line and Dinner (Cook)
9PM – Project Runway (Life); Person of Interest (CBS); Beauty and the Beast (CW); 1600 Penn (9:30 NBC); Grey’s Anatomy (ABC); Anger Management (9:30 FX); Auction Kings (Disc); Comic Book Men/Freak Show (AMC); Swamp People (Hist); Mysteries at the Museum (Trvl); Mary Mary (We); House of Bryan (9:30 DIY); Brunch at Bobby’s (9:30 Cook)
10PM – Elementary (CBS); Scandal (ABC); Archer/Legit (FX); Suits (USA); Ridiculousness/Failosophy (MTV); House Hunters (HGTV); After the First 48 (A&E); What Not To Wear (TLC); Property Wars (Disc); King of the Nerds (TBS); North Woods Law (Anpl); Immortalized (AMC); Bellator MMA Live (Spike); Impractical Jokers/Upload with Shaq (truTV); Big Rig Bounty Hunters (Hist); Kathy (Bravo); Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell (Food); Frenemies (ID); Rehab Addict (DIY)