Maloof Family No Strangers to Reality Shows by NoMoreDrama
Did Adrienne Maloof take one for the family team by agreeing to bare her life on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? Let’s back up a decade or so. It’s November, 2001, barely two months after 9/11 and the first recession of the decade. Vegas is hurting. The Maloof’s shining jewel – the Palms Hotel, has just opened. George Maloof (one of Adrienne’s older brothers) demolishes six rooms at a cost of over one million dollar to build a penthouse in the hotel that he offers up as the set of MTV’s Real World. You can read more about it in this article. With this one move, The Palms is shown to a whole new demographic – partying 20-year olds. Adrienne was married to Paul Nassif at the time, and Paul would later go on to be featured on E!Entertainment’s Dr. 90210. It almost seems inevitable that Adrienne would end up on her own reality show.
It was clear from the first season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills that Adrienne Maloof had three items to brand: The Palms hotel, the Sacramento Kings, and her husband’s plastic surgery practice. For the first two items, it was almost a last ditched attempt to rescue them. By the time Season Two ended, the Maloof’s owned only 2 percent of the Palms (after a restructuring deal). You can read about it here. On the show Adrienne was livid when castmate Lisa Vanderpump‘s daughter held her bachelorette party at a competing hotel/casino in Vegas, about the time that the restructuring deal was begin negotiated. Midway through the third season of the show, the Sacramento Kings were on their way to Seattle (crossing my fingers) under new ownership. As for husband Paul’s practice – it was featured on the first two seasons of the show. By the middle of the third season, the Maloof-Nassif marriage had disintegrated.
Did Adrienne want the spotlight, or did she take one for the family team? It seems a little out of character for Adrienne to join a reality show. For decades she had been the quiet Maloof while her brothers were in the spotlight. Even after she joined the show, she took great care to keep her “real” life under wraps and only share a polished up, shiny version of a perfect life with viewers. Yet there are signs she enjoyed being in the public eye. How else could her passion for very public spats with now-ex husband Paul Nassif and former castmate Brandi Glanville be explained. Not to mention her recent attempt to keep the spotlight shining with a very public on again-off again
and almost certainly fake relationship with Rod Steward’s son. Not that it matters now. With the Kings gone and The Palms out of the family portfolio, she’s just another housewife trying to sell overpriced shoes and purses, or be a spokesperson for vodka. Yawn. A big fall from the billionaire we met season one. PS – they are back on again and were going at it in public at some fight Saturday night.
Walter’s Reaction to Last Night’s Show by NoMoreDrama
Here’s the reaction of Peter Thomas and Walter Jackson to last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Peter to Walter: “This is character assassination” As Kenya Moore is explaining to viewers that she couldn’t get a rise out of Walter even when she was standing in butt naked in front of him. Walter had just explained to the men that he didn’t find Kenya attractive because she was too old for him – he likes his ladies in their twenties.
Walter to Peter: “thanks, but some people get mad and vindictive when you don’t want to play no more!!”
Peter to Walter: “are you watching the show right now Walt?”
Walter to Peter: “yes ,,,, like wow!!”
Bethenny phoned into WWHL to slam Walter, she also tweeted this: “This guy Walter on rhoa is a real schmuck
@BravoAndy He needs a beating.”
Here is the video of Walter talking about the show and Kenya (from December). The host was at the party that aired on last night’s show.
I have to point out that Kenya Moore claims that she had been in a long-standing relationship with Walter and moved back to Atlanta to rekindle it. Walter claims that they casually dated three years ago for a few months – but nothing really took off.
Kenya spent the first half of the season waiting for a proposal. That is ludicrous if she was parading around butt naked in front of him and he was ignoring her. One step at a time. Walter claims she asked him to be her TV boyfriend for the show.
Either she’s crazy or lying. You pick.
Real Housewives of Atlanta – He’s Stalking I’m Walking by RamonaCoaster
Porsha is complaining about unpacking because it is such hard labor. Kordell finds the EPT home pregnancy test. Is EPT paying for this product placement? Porsha explains how she ate pickles & ice cream during the Las Vegas trip which led everyone to believe she was pregnant so Kandi put a pregnancy test in her goodie bag. Porsha recounts the tale to Kordell and exaggerated how much the ladies were chanting “take the test” as if she mattered that much to them. Kordell asks if she took the test and Porsha said she was scared. Kordell starts chanting “take the test.” Porsha keeps yelling out questions on how long she needs to pee and other nonsense. Geez, read the directions will ya? Kordell sees a minus, not a plus. Porsha feels a little sad. Porsha asks how he would feel if it was positive and Kordell says he’d be fine which is an answer that doesn’t satisfy Porsha. She feels they should be on the same page. Sorry, not when your husband wants you always to be on his page.
Kandi is getting her own office space because her empire is growing on a bootleg budget. She wants super strong doors so that no one can break in and steal her really expensive recording equipment. I would put in a biometric door. Only certain trusted people’s fingerprint would be allowed in.
Nene has arrived at the Today show and Kelly & Michael to promote her new tv show. She is shown into the green room so she can change and touch up. Nene is excited to meet Kelly Ripa because Kelly and her husband Mark are fans of Nene’s. Nice self-marketing. Nene knows how to light up like a light bulb during live tv interviews. As she is being interviewed on the show, she states she is a “glam-mother” and a picture of her “glam-baby” is shown and she is so cute. Nene then leaves to go to the Today show and states that she is working. It can’t be easy to be “on” when you need to be so I get that it is work and Nene is doing a good job so far.
Cynthia is in her dressing room trying on dresses for Peter’s Men’s Health Awareness event. I thought her closet would be bigger. Since Cynthia’s last event, she is feeling the momentum and is into planning other events. Peter is inviting Walter because he thinks Walter is a cool guy. Cynthia mentions Kenya’s reaction towards Walter’s invite and Peter thinks she should keep it moving. Kenya needs to tough it out because Peter wants to do what he wants to do. Cynthia tells Peter she rode a mechanical bull and Peter thinks it is too sexual and she should have called him for permission. Kordell seems to be rubbing off on him. Cynthia decides to wear a man’s suit and feels Kenya will be in a room full of men since it is a men’s event so she should be happy and preoccupied over that.
Kordell is trying on suits when Porsha feels it is the best time to bring up what the ladies have been saying about him. She tells him the ladies think Kordell is controlling. Kordell thinks it is about respecting what you have. I think Porsha is not communicating her needs appropriately. Kordell says he is in control as a man but not in control of Porsha. I think he has his own opinions and it is Porsha’s decision to agree with it. Porsha then asks him about kids and he counters with a question about what she plans to accomplish. Porsha tells him her mother was a single mother so she had to work and take care of her kids. Kordell gives her a choice to want a baby or a career. Porsha wants it all. Kordell sees Porsha’s limitations and points out that he will be out hustling and making money while she stays at home. Porsha wants to hire a nanny but Kordell wants her to take care of the kids. Kordell then says ‘but through prayer we want to make good decisions” which doesn’t sound like a real answer. It sounds more like a distraction.
People start arriving at Peter’s black tie event. I like Peter’s shiny suit and pink tie. Walter arrives and greets Cynthia. Kandi and Cynthia talk about what Kenya will do when she sees Walter there. Kenya arrives with another dude, Jamal Anderson a former NFL star. Porsha spots them and states Jamal is Kordell’s friend from ESPN. Kenya states to the ladies that Jamal and her have the best chemistry and she feels really safe. Kenya in her TH says Jamal is not a romantic date although he would want it to be. Reminds me when Carrie Bradshaw dated a ball player in case she ran into Mr. Big. Walter doesn’t seem like a Mr. Big to me. Cynthia then lets Kenya know that Walter is there and that Kenya is a very smart girl. That’s code for “Kenya, you better keep a lid on your crazy stallion booty.” The lawyer tells us that they will soon be shooting their donkey DVD and Peter’s event is perfect for her to market her exercise video. All of a sudden Apollo is a fitness trainer and nutritionist. Kenya thinks Peter may try to sit her next to Walter to stir the pot. Kenya is happy to see Walter sit far from the stage while she sits close which is apparently a much better spot.
Peter introduces Cynthia’s ex to speak and it is nice to see they have a good relationship. The lawyer thinks Kenya has been staring at her the whole night like she wants to do “something.” She never passes up the opportunity to make Kenya out to be a psycho. Kenya then announces to her table that she is planning an event honoring iconic black women in film and to come in costume that Kenya wants them to wear. Kenya wants Cynthia to be Diana Ross, she wants Kandi to be Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to do With It. She mentions even though Porsha didn’t invite her to Kordell’s birthday, she got to know her a little more on the Vegas trip and she can be fun. Kenya wants Porsha to come as Halle Berry in B.A.P.S. Porsha thinks she can shop for her bright orange costume in Kenya’s closet. Porsha wants to come as Halle Berry as Dorothy Dandridge. A black American princess describes Porsha pretty accurately. Kenya then excuses herself from the table to go home. Porsha is enjoying that Walter is hitting it off with the guys because the enemy of her enemy is her friend.
The guys get together with Walter to ask if he was getting some in Anguilla and Walter tells them no because she was too old. He even says “he likes his women like he likes his rims 22, 24, 26s.” Pig! He’d have to negotiate a price to get a woman that young. He then tells them how she complained about not touching her in the shower, how Kenya was engaged six times and Jamal is lucky number 7. Kenya tries to bury the hatchet with the lawyer and the lawyer prays the hatchet doesn’t wind up in her back. Do unto others, Miss Lawyer. Kenya invites the lawyer to her event and to show up as Eartha Kitt. Gggrrrrr! Kenya wishes Walter would be gone and she ignores Walter as she leaves the party with Jamal.
Nene is rushing in traffic from Kelly & Michael to Kathy & Hoda. Then she goes to Wendy Williams. Hope she gave some good gossip.
Kenya is with Cynthia at a really fabulous costume place. Cynthia asks Kenya what she is going to be and Kenya thinks that knowing her personality she should be able to guess. Cynthia’s probably running through the list of crazy black women in film in her head. Cynthia mentions Jamal is super cute and Kenya mentions they are just friends. Cynthia brings up Walter and Kenya wonders why he showed up. Cynthia points out that Atlanta is very small compared to LA, they are going to bump into each other. Kenya doesn’t want to discuss Walter because Walter has been saying things about her around town. Cynthia tells her about Walter’s talk with the guys and how he wasn’t attracted to her. Kenya wonders why he even went with her. Anguilla is a pretty sexy place and most people do have sex on vacation. Kenya then tells Cynthia that she hasn’t seen him with an erection. On the trip or ever? Cause why would you invite a guy on trip if you had not seen him with an erection. On the trip, Kenya had asked Walter if he was gay and Walter had not said no. Kenya requests Cynthia to set her up with some nice, straight men.
Kandi is ready for her housewarming party in the party house off the main house. Peter asks for a tour from Riley when they arrived at the main house. Cynthia is amazed at how big the house is. Riley has her own stage in her bedroom. It looks really cool for a young girl. Kandi has black shiny walls in her bedroom. Kandi loves that her guests are showing up with gifts. What the heck!
Walter shows up at this party too with a date who looks really bored. The men start gossiping that Walter is going to let Kenya have it for spreading “Walter is gay” rumors. Reminds me that Kordell had gay rumors spread about him too in the NFL. Apollo looks giddy at the impending explosion. You’d think with all the gossip his wife has been spreading about Kenya, he’d be worried about his friend Walter if Kenya goes crazy and ties Walter’s nuts in a knot.
Kenya arrives unknowing about Walter and his date being present. Kandi tells her that Walter is here and that she did not invite him. Kenya wants to leave pronto because she doesn’t have her security guard with her. She is mad and walks out.
The Amazing Race – March 17, 2013 – by MelTheHound
- Idries and Jamil Abdur-Rahman Eliminated in leg 2
- Max and Katie Bichler are newlyweds from Buffalo, N.Y. It’s wrong to judge a book by it’s cover, I know that but I’m looking at this guy and already I’m thinking douche bag. Hopefully, I’m wrong.
- Mona Egender and Beth Bandimere (Derby Moms) are mothers from Colorado. They are also roller derby teammates. I tend to like the Roller Derby Queens.
- Bates and Anthony Battaglia (Hockey Brothers) are brothers from Raleigh, N.C. The brothers are professional hockey players.
- Chuck and Wynona McCall (Alabama) are a married couple from Daphne, Ala. Chuck is a taxidermist and his wife is a hairstylist. Here is a couple who look exactly like who they are to me. I saw her and the first two words out of my mouth were Wynona Judd.
- David and Connor O’Leary (Utah) are a father and son team from Salt Lake City. Both are cancer survivors.
- Caroline Cutbirth and Jennifer Kuhle are friends and (Country Singers) in a band. Caroline is a direct descendant of Daniel Boone and Jennifer is the granddaughter of John Wayne. Never heard of either of these ladies.
- Joey Graceffa and Meghan Camarena (YouTubers) are friends from Los Angeles. They list their occupation as YouTube hosts. Dude, wash the shit out of your hair and drag a comb through it.
- Pamela Chien and Winnie Sung (Besties) are best friends from Los Angeles.
- Jessica Hoel and John Erck (Surfers) Eliminated Leg 4 holding an express pass… Dumbass.
You can read more about them here… There you have it my friends. The cast that will or won’t entertain us for the next couple months. Each of those cast member links should take you to the CBS website where the photos are hosted.
Welcome back race fans. Last week we saw what had to be the dumbest move of this or any other (that I’ve seen) season of The Amazing Race. Surfer dude got eliminated holding an express pass. Dumbass. Kind of like getting voted off the island holding a hidden idol on Survivor. Unfortunately, it’s a team contest so Jessica, his girlfriend, had to leave as well. To me, she looked pissed. I wonder if she got over it. In a bit of an upset, I guess, all the stars aligned and the time was right for Utah to win a leg of the race. David and Conner took the first place spot edging out the Besties (Pam and Winnie) by a few seconds as it was shown.
This week begins where it left off last week, in Bali and they will head from there to Hanoi, Vietnam. Utah is the first to leave and seek a travel agent and while in the taxi, they tell us this is likely their last leg because David’s foot has to be serviced within 7 days of when he injured it. In fact, once they get to Hanoi, they will be eliminated (We’ll see). Once they get to Hanoi, they have to get to the center of the city to the Rap Cong Nhan theater, gallery 42, for their next clue. Besties leave 20 minutes later and their clue reminds them, U Turn Ahead. I don’t think they know yet, also, that it is the Surfers who are gone. The surfers had an alliance with the Derby moms and YouTube and the besties want to break up that alliance so that they will be running around all confused and stuff. You see, according to this arrogant piece of work, none of them are capable of running their own race. I’m getting a Twinzie vibe from these two and it isn’t pretty. Newlyweds leave next. They want to flush out that express pass by using the U Turn.. The latter two teams learn that Utah will be out of the race once the plane lands (at 6pm) and Besties note that without the guy in the wheelchair, they will have a chance to come out on top. Kind of says something about these two that the 75% team (Conner at 100%, David at 50%) still beat them.. These two teams agree not to UT each other. The first flight leaves with those 3 teams and will be the first to arrive. The second flight (in order), Country, YouTube, Derby moms, Hocky brothers, and Alabama and they will arrive at 9:30.. Doesn’t matter. Guess what time the gallery closes? 6pm. I knew this would be the traffic jam that equalized the teams, once again. Besties thought they would finish before the second flight arrived.
Besties and Newlyweds settle in for the night to await the 9am opening of the gallery. The other teams get there and these two teams decide to keep it quiet that Utah is out of the race. Then, the secret is out about who got eliminated and Max starts yucking it up that they got eliminated with the express pass. This rubs YouTube the wrong way but they can’t say anything about it because that would put a bigger target on their backs. The next morning we begin at the pit stop where Utah checks in and takes themselves out of the race. There’s a bit of a hallmark moment and the two of them walk off into the morning. Over at the gallery, Country is there first. Besties, Newlyweds, Hockey, and Alabama all get there before Derby and YouTube. They all agree that it is one of those two teams who will be turned and they’re all talking a bunch of crap about them and their alliance with ratboy surfer dude (dumbass). I can’t wait to see who’s throat I get to shove their words back down..
The gallery opens and the teams rush in to get their roadblock clue. One member of each team has to watch a Vietnamese propaganda performance after which they will be shown another propaganda phrase. They then have to find the poster, with the exact wording and spelling of that phrase. Once they do that, they get their next clue. If they don’t do it in a certain amount of time, they have to watch a different performance and start all over again. I’ll cut to the chase a little bit here, Pam (Besties) gets it right first. The other teams have to sit through another of these ‘performances’. Looks like Besties are on their way to taking first place. We’ll see. Some of the teams decide to work in pairs (Not Newlyweds).. Derby and YouTube and Country and Alabama. The latter pair to be the next two teams to get it right, closely followed by Newlyweds. YouTube says she found the right poster but didn’t feel right leaving Derby behind. Before any of them get to show a poster, the bell rings and we start this merry go round again. On the third try, YouTube, Derby, and Hockey get it right, in that order.
The next stop is they have to do this bamboo dance. Looks a little like hopscotch as they are doing it. Most of the teams get through it okay but several have to redo it. Of note, Alabama. Chuck, is wearing his wife’s last nerve raw in this leg of the race. One of the things they are supposed to do in this dance, is hold hands. He says “Don’t hold hands” so until they figure that out, they’ll be hopping those bamboo poles all day. Chuck does not read instructions very well. Wynona does but he won’t listen to her. Finally, he gets it through his skull and they are able to move on to the next station with the rest.
The next clue is a detour. Make your move or Make your meal. With make your move, teams have to look at a Chinese chess board and choose 4 pieces noting the symbol and color of each. Then they have to gather 4 people wearing robes that match (in both the symbol and color) and place them on a Live chess board in the same positions as on the game board. Once they do that, they can move on. Make Your Meal, the teams have to get 2 baskets containing live chickens (remember that), and another two baskets they will use to gather a list of ingredients for some sort of Vietnamese soup looking dish. The weights and measure of each ingredient must match the shopping list. All of the teams that do this task, have to go back and correct something.
Besties do the chess task, finish it, and they go to the next location. A Memorial site where the remains of a US B-52 bomber crashed during the war (a war trophy). This is also the location of the U Turn. It is a Double, Blind U Turn. Besties U Turn YouTube. They actually get there next and decide to UT, Alabama. Now, remember what the meal task was and the ingredients they had to collect. Chuck not only leaves the chickens but he doesn’t have a clue of the market he’s looking for to get the rest of the stuff. Wynona keeps telling him, to ask for the market by the temple. She continually tries to help direct his energy and thinking but he’s having none of it. Remember last week when he nearly jogged back to Alabama looking for the surfboards that were right in front of him, then, Phil? Chuck doesn’t follow directions well. YouTube after UT’ing Alabama show up at the meal task (they did the chess task already). They know how to follow instructions but, they just let the market people give them a bunch of stuff. It’s all wrong so they have to go back. Chuck notices that Joey is carrying chickens (he didn’t read the directions). Their list of ingredients was wrong too.
Save you some time here, all of the other teams have finished so it’s a race for next to last, again. Everyone get’s their ingredients straightened around and gets their soup made to the satisfaction of the chef. The two teams go back to the B-52 site where the UT board is and Alabama learns that they have been turned back to do the chess task. YouTube steps on the mat in 6th place, we see Alabama getting the chess thing done, I’m guessing she wants to kill Chuck about this time, and they finally get to the pit stop in last place. Well, Turns out, since Utah left, there is no elimination. Chuck and Wynona get to race another day.. Besties were first on the mat at the historical museum and they won a trip to Whistler.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Cast Blogs by Stars99
Note: Sorry for the delay in getting these blogs to you – I was dealing with some medical issues. Happy reading!
Sorry guys – Adrienne, The Martyr (aka: The Human Stain) is just too busy wondering “Who in the world is Adrienne Maloof” – to bother to write a blog for us this week.
“My relationship with Kim made leaps and bounds while we were in Paris, and I was happy to have come this far with her. Kim definitely wasn’t herself this trip, but Yolanda and I did our best to make her feel comfortable. I still think that Kyle could have been a bit more supportive — instead of constantly doubting her sister’s ability to stay sober.”
You’re right, Kyle could have been more supportive of Kim’s sobriety. In fairness, though, I really do think that Kyle may have been disappointed by Kim many times in the past. Kyle may have gotten her hopes up over and over again only to have them dashed at the continuation of Kim’s journey to an alcoholic’s rock bottom. It’s hard to understand this unless you’ve been around an alcoholic for an extended time period of time wherein they’ve made promise after promise and lived in a sober house after sober house only to fall back down into the bottle of alcoholism. The surviving friends and family of alcoholics tend to take a “guardedly optimistic” approach to sobriety. My dad became sober for the last 25 years of his 81 year life – and yet time after time as I reached to answer the phone when I received those tough late night calls, my mind continued to jump straight to “Oh my gosh – my dad’s been in an alcohol fueled car accident.” Kim seems to doubt her own ability to stay sober – and it’s that perspective that may in fact be what ensures her recovery success. When recovering alcoholics realize that just one drink can propel them immediately back to rock bottom – it’s that awareness that can sometimes keep them from reaching for their alcohol kryptonite. That’s why to my dad’s dying day he considered himself to be an “alcoholic” albeit a “recovering alcoholic.” However, I would add that he was a Super Hero to have been able to attain sobriety for so long in the midst of many good reasons to have fallen off the wagon.
“…loved seeing Yolanda and David during their photo shoot. Yolanda is a strong, beautiful, and very sexy woman that knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to ask for it. I loved that she spoke up about not liking her hair or the clothes. You don’t get what you want in life unless you ask for it. She looked stunning at the photo shoot, and it was endearing to see her interact with David.”
Yeah, we find out in Yo’s blog that the stylist was 3 hours late to the shoot. Holy crap on a cracker – I would have been livid especially knowing my hubster only had a very small window of time to devote to the shoot! It’s probably one contributing factor as to why she came off as so demanding in this episode.
“Kyle’s store opening was fun, but I wasn’t overly excited to have to see Faye or Adrienne. Despite what Adrienne said, I did not want to cause any drama but was there merely to support Kyle’s new store. I just chose to avoid them like the plague and all was fine.”
Oh Brandi, none of us was overly excited to see Faye or Adrienne. Gotta say I was pleasantly surprised to really see so little of them. Wasn’t it hysterical to see The Martyr, The Human Stain say in her talking head that Brandi was the one who wanted a big confrontation at Kyle’s grand opening? Yet we all clearly see Brandi quickly walking in the other direction of Adrienne? Yes, Adrienne… you have a plastic personality, plastic face, and plastic boobies and you live in great big plastic bubble of a life. If you were any more plastic you’d be a Tupperware container.
“We all did a little shopping and then headed to Villa Blanca for a fabulous dinner. The end.”
Wow… for once we didn’t see you guys eating at Villa Blanca… or am I misremembering?
Sorry guys – Camille is just too busy out buying baby wipes after having Adrienne over for lunch – to bother to write a blog for us this week.
Sorry guys – Kim is just too busy sorting out her medication and figuring out ways to make Kyle’s grand opening all about Kim– to bother to write a blog for us this week.
Note: For some reason, Kyle decided she needed to provide two separate blogs for us this week… Since she hasn’t written in a while… I’m sure they’re full of deep insights… or maybe they’re just full of something else…
“I love Kevin Lee! He is so funny and talented. When I see his face I always hear, ‘She shi shi darling!’”
I feel the same way whenever I see VV’s comments on the night of “Let’s Chat – RHOBH”… Beverly Hills Darling, Shi shi shi shi!!!
“Every time I see Lisa’s house I am in awe of the gorgeous view! It is such a beautiful home! You know her housewarming won’t disappoint!”
It would be hard for Lisa to disappoint if she actually throws $1 million away for a housewarming.
“As I was watching Taylor sit down with Dana, I was shocked! Dana is a mother. I could not believe the things she was saying. I’m not sure if this is the “new Dana” or what is going on with her, but I certainly don’t recall her being like this before. It seems she is on a destructive path and hope she gets her act together.”
That whole scene was just wackadoo. Dana seemed to be very lit and no, I’m not talking about her lighting her cigarette by dipping it into the deep well of a candle. The only explanation I can think of that Dana was even on the show at this point in time – is that she wanted to film a vignette that she can use for her e-harmony “I’m available for dates and a whole lot more” ad. Watch out guys, that wackadoo cougar is on the prowl… I’ve heard she will do just about anything for a great pair of sunglasses.
“I have been so excited about the grand opening of my store! This has been such an incredible adventure. I LOVE fashion and it has always been my dream to have a store.”
It really must be exciting to embark on a business adventure of your own at this point.
“I love having the store and my husband loves that now my “buying” is for the store and not just my clothes. My daughters think it’s the most exciting thing ever! It has become the hangout for my family and friends.”
It will be smart if you listen to your daughters on ideas of what to carry in the store… enlarge your customer base.
“My sister told me she had something to tell me. I was happy she explained what happened in Paris with the medication mix up. I KNOW there will be people who doubt my sister’s story and think I am being naive, but I honestly do believe my sister. She has been sober and strong since leaving rehab and there have been no other incidents since Paris. It scares me when she tells me there are no guarantees that she will stay sober and that she has to take each day at a time, but I am grateful that she is being honest.”
There ARE no guarantees that she will remain sober. There never are with anyone. If she had said anything else – that’s when she would have been lying.
“As you have seen, my relationship with Lisa has been strained at times. It’s been one year since the Reunion, where she was upset that I didn’t defend her with Adrienne. Our relationship was in a bad place at the time of the Reunion. Something had happened between Lisa and I off-camera that changed our relationship. I didn’t want to explain that to everyone because I knew it would make things worse. There are two sides to every story. I just didn’t tell mine.”
Okay, so you’re saying something else happened that changed your relationship – then why do you and Lisa keep pointing to the reunion? And really, you didn’t want to explain it to us because it would make matters worse? For whom? You? Lisa? Oh I’m so confused… and frankly, Scarlett, I don’t give a damn. Build a bridge and move on already… geesh!
“We did make up, but it seemed like it was always one step forward, two steps back. I was really feeling that in Paris, so that is why I said something on the Eiffel Tower. If I didn’t care about Lisa, I would let it go. But I do care about her and feel that after one year, it’s time to move forward. Life is too short.
The problem is that you chose the wrong team. You chose team “Adrienne” and she’s gone. You chose team “Faye” and hopefully this season will be the last time we see any of her. You chose team “Marisa” and the jury’s still out on if she’ll be back next year since she wasn’t invited to the reunion which is kinda weird, even for Bravo. You chose team “Taylor” and she’s busy breaking up families and skiing in Colorado to pay any attention to you, except of course, when she needs a babysitter.
I will never look at the Eiffel Tower the same after that day. I will always think about our conversation up there and the fact that Lisa kissed me on the lips!”
Whoa, thanks for reminding me of the kiss… pass the eye bleach.
“Kevin Lee is an unusual character to say the least, but this man can deliver. He will create an event that is always a visual feast, and, although he appears a little eccentric, he is somebody I enjoy working with. So a party in the garden is what we decided.”
It’s kind of funny that you’re combining a housewarming with a vow renewal… throw in a potluck and I’m there!
“Seeing Dana sitting there. . . well enough said about that. I can’t even indulge her angry diatribe that is so judgmental about people she really hasn’t any knowledge of. I know she feels the need to be relevant, but is that the best she has to offer? She is somebody I never really invested in. All her nonsense about ridiculously priced sunglasses and flashy cars seems ridiculous and superficial. When a money box is empty and you shake it, it makes a lot of noise, when it is full. . .not so much! I rest my case.”
Honestly, I think this was Bravo’s way to get back at Dana for something. There was NO reason they had to show that footage – and it really showed her in the ugliest way possible. Perhaps it was a passive aggressive threat to those who may be leaving the franchise to let them know that Bravo is perfectly able to screw you even when you’re no longer a housewife. Don’t get me wrong – Dana gave them the drunken crazy ammo – but Bravo pulled the trigger.
“Kyle’s store opening was something we were all excited and supportive of. It is just a few yards from my restaurant Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills. It’s a new episode in her life, as Portia is starting school, and I wish her the best of luck. The party was vibrant and a complete success, but once again the dynamic between the sisters superseded the celebration. Hard to understand and constantly confusing! I have learnt to remain impartial with regard to that relationship. Paris was a tough lesson.”
If you guys can put your differences aside, I smell some cross promotion – “An Afternoon of Lunch and Shopping with the RHOBH.” Perhaps people can go to Adrienne’s new restaurant for drinks afterwards, cuz there’s no way anyone who watched “Vanderpump Rules” would ever go to Sur.
“I liked the fact that Yolanda, like myself, has a preference to confront things head on, deal with the negative energy that has surrounded the convoluted situation regarding Taylor, David, and his ex-wife Linda. We cannot judge somebody according to the perception of an ex-spouse. . .”
See… now here is where I think I’m prolly the lone voice in the wilderness. I believe there is no reason on earth that I need to be any more than cordial with an ex-husband (or his new wife) of one of my best friends. If he wasn’t a friend of mine in the beginning, then I really don’t feel like I need to hold him in any esteem at all. He was the source of pain to my friend… heck, the divorce may not be even partially his fault – but I don’t think I hafta like him. And, I don’t think I hafta like his new wife, either. But then again, I’m not on a reality show.
“I want to thank you all for your kind words for my family. Out of respect for my late father in law, Richard Zanuck whom I loved very much I will not be posting a blog this week.”
Our hearts go out to you and your family for your loss. It was fun to see that wonderful house – but I just don’t get why you included Mauricio. It made that segment have a funky twist to me, since you’re a highfalutin real estate person and all… The takeaway for me on this segment was that I’ve been wrong all my life… Evidently, money DOES grow on trees… $7 million worth! Holy crap on a cracker! Who spends that kind of money on trees?
Whoever is helping Taylor with her blogs these days is doing a good job, in my opinion. The style is very similar to when Taylor was writing them herself, it’s just that now they are markedly so much longer than before…
“Dana, Dana, Dana. I got a call from her and she was distressed to say the least. When I showed up to meet her, she was in a bad place. She kept telling me how happy she was and how she was enjoying her new “free” lifestyle but, I could see clearly there was so much pain hiding behind her words; her actions were speaking louder. I wanted to share many stories and many experiences where I was masking pain. I knew she needed to hear them but in that moment, it just wasn’t right. Unlike Kim, I don’t give advice on things I am not an expert in and I have made enough mistakes to know. . .I’m no expert.”
Okay, let me get this straight… you got a distress call from a friend – and your first instinct was to call for the Bravo camera crew? Dana’s not even listed as a friend of the housewives this season… so I’m just not getting this appearance at all – especially when she was clearly not okay enough to be on camera. I don’t think she was even sober enough to give her consent to film. And then like the snake we all know you to be, you decide to backhandedly bite Kim over her “big talk” with you about your drinking? C’mon…
“As for Dana telling me that my friends are not my friends, I disagree. She had a rough experience with my gal pals and harbors resentment. I know who my friends are and I know who they are not.”
Taylor, Dana just realizes that some people who say they’re your friend may just in reality be snakes in the grass… but then again you’re used to hanging out with snakes, aren’t you?
“I freely admit, I got off to a rough start with Yolanda (and David). I was carrying a sword for a friend until I realized it wasn’t my battle to fight. I came to Kyle’s opening to celebrate her success but at the same time, I was intent on clearing the air with Yolanda. My hope was that we could “start over” with no judgment and no preconceived notions about one another.”
Yeah, you don’t need to battle with your friend’s ex… just be cordial. Unless of course, you’re a grifter and you see potential dollar signs above his head, then by all means bury the hatchet, ingratiate yourself into their lives as their best friend in the whole wide world, and be your wonderful snaky self.
“Lisa and I shook hands on a “fresh start” at the tea party last year, we put the past behind us and agreed to get to know one another. Lisa’s friendship is one I now cherish. I hope the hug from Yolanda at Kyle’s store opening signals a new beginning for our friendship.”
Yes, of course you do. You have plans…
“I was troubled watching Kyle leave her store opening and 300 people to go sit with Kim and talk about her sobriety. This feels like a rerun to me. Kyle started out being honest about Kim’s behavior in Paris. Kim appeared not lucid and completely out of it. Then, they agreed it was a medication mix-up. Why is any doctor giving an addict mood altering drugs and why does she have them in her home to be confused with the other medications she is taking? The whole thing doesn’t make sense to me.”
Yeah, the timing of the sobriety talk seemed wonky to me, too. Again, I do so hate agreeing with you about anything, Taylor… it really is making me crazy. Well, crazier than usual…
Yolanda H. Foster
“Sadly our trip to Paris had come to an end. As we cruised Le Seine, I really believed that, regardless of some little bumps in the road, we had bonded and strengthened our friendships within the group. . .”
Yeah, really – if it wasn’t for Kim’s medication issues – it would have really been a drama-free trip….or have I conveniently forgotten something?
“Ken is adorable. He is a good old-fashioned man and I loooove to see him do all the romantic little things for Lisa. I always say, “Get wise, keep your romance alive,” but these veterans can teach us all a thing or two. They have a great marriage, and I am so excited to witness the renewal of their vows. I am such a “hopeless romantic,” and will be bringing my box of tissues.”
Romance is enhanced when there’s true love behind it… and it’s really nice to see all the little things they do for each other. My favorite part of their relationship though, is how well matched they are in the humor department. It really cracks me up!
“The photo shoot at Jim Jordan Studio was the craziest day in my career ever. We all got to the studio at 7:30 am, while our stylist showed up three hours late. It was so stressful because I knew David could only stay for one hour because he was doing a show with Barbra for the Women’s Heart Center event that night.”
That explains a lot about why you seemed pretty demanding at the shoot – I’d be really cranky if the stylist was that late… that’s crazy! Yo, you know I love you – but I don’t think I’d enjoy working for you – and I’m a perfectionist myself… lolol…
“Anyway, my love was a great sport. Photo shoots are not his favorite thing to do (haha), but he came and conquered. We got some beautiful pictures together, and he went back to work while we figured out the wardrobe and finally ended up shooting a beautiful story.”
You two looked so great together – it was fun seeing you in an arena that is totally within your comfort zone – modeling.
“OMG! I never met Dana but she seems a mess. What is her beef with Brandi? Brandi is not on par with her and the other girls in this group??? She must be friends with Faye.”
Totally dies laffin’… Beverly Hills Math: Delusional Statements + Alcohol + Superficial Superiority + Skank Talk = Friend of Faye.
“I really got emotional watching myself at Kyle’s opening. I had been struggling with the loss of my brain function for the past couple of months but this particular night was the defining moment when I realized that something was really wrong with me.”
It’s so sad that you have Lyme disease… but I’ve got to say I admire you for being so forthcoming about it – I can only imagine how many people you have touched. It isn’t a disease that the general population knows much about and you have really given a voice to the previously voiceless. It’s a totally unanticipated outcome from you appearing on this show… since you didn’t even know about it until this point while filming. We’re rooting for you!
“I had been hiding it pretty well, fighting to keep myself going. When I needed to make a point to Taylor, I was scrambling in a way that is hard to explain. I had the story in my head but I wasn’t able to pull the words and have the appropriate sentences come out of mouth. My brain was paralyzed. I went home that night and knew I needed to face my illness — and that’s where my endless health journey and battle with Lyme disease began.
Obviously there had been tension between Taylor and I because she spoke badly about my husband and I within the group, but I was happy that she finally made the effort to apologize and clear the air so that we can finally move on.”
Moving forward is always good…
“The next time I saw Kim was at Kyle’s store opening where she barely greeted me, and chose to walk straight into the dressing room with Kyle to explain their version of our Paris trip.”
Yo went into more detail in her blog about how she supported Kim throughout the trip. I think we’re gonna see the breakdown of Yo and Kim’s relationship in the future… to some extent, anyway.
“I’m a little naive when it comes to these kinds of matters so it took me some time to realize and understand what had gone down. It’s quite interesting to learn how their perspective of our experience is so different than mine. In hindsight I should have just minded my own business and not gotten involved! Note taken, lesson learned!”
Wow Kim, way to alienate your only friend on the show other than your sister!
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8PM – Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Bravo); DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC); The Biggest Loser Finale (NBC); How I Met Your Mother/Rules of Engagement (CBS); The Carrie Diaries (CW); Bones (Fox); WWE (USA); SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER (Family); Gypsy Sisters: Extra Bling (3 Hours Worth TLC); Fast N Loud: Revved Up (Disc); Continuum (SyFy); E! News Special/Chasing the Saturdays (E!); Love and Hip Hop (VH1); Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout? (NatGeo);
9PM – The Following (Fox); Dallas (TNT); 2 Broke Girls/Mike and Molly (CBS); Love it Or List It (HGTV); Storage Wars (A&E); Fast N Loud (Disc); Being Human (SyFy); Bizarre Foods America (Trvl); Black Ink Crew (VH1); Bob Squad NYC (NatGeo); Kitchen Crashers (DIY); RuPaul’s Drag Race (LOGO); Top Gear (BBC)
10PM – LA Shrinks (Bravo); HLN After Dark: The Jodi Arias Trial – Mock Jury Walk Through of Model of Murder Scene (HLN); Hawaii Five-0 (CBS); Deception (NBC); Castle (ABC); Teen Mom 2 (MTV); BATES MOTEL (A&E); The Devil’s Race (Disc); Lost Girl (SyFy); Burning Love/After Lately (E!); Catfishin’ Kings (Anpl); Lizard Lick Towing (truTV); Hotel Impossible (Trvl); Monday Mornings (TNT); La La’s Full Court Life (VH1); Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (VH1); Inside Combat Rescue (NatGeo); FBI: Criminal Intent (ID); Deadly Wives (Bio); Bath Crashers (DIY); Gizmodo: The Gadget Testers (BBC)
11PM – WWHL: Kim Richards (Really?) (Bravo)