The Shahs of Sunset – Big Trouble in Phukat by SunnyGirl
Does anyone else have the feeling that The Shahs are on their last go-round? This has been the worst season. I’m not sure what their viewing numbers are but everyone is trying way too hard.
So, GG and Mike meet to discuss “what happened in Turkey.” They go back and forth and ultimately Mike claims he doesn’t remember – he had taken pills (what KIND of pills, inquiring minds want to know?) and had too much to drink. GG claims he does remember. Finally, Mike says he is sorry for whatever GG thinks might have happened. That’s kind of a strange apology. Mike made a good point when he said GG should have come to him and talked directly with him about it. I agree – but otherwise, he basically admits that something must have happened. (And still – Jessica married him. And where, where, where has Jessica been lately?)
The next few scenes show everyone packing for Thailand. Of course, this sets the scene for everyone to discuss not only Reza calling off the wedding but foreshadowing Asifa and Bobby arguing.
Asifa and Bobby (I accidently typed Baby – hmm.) are packing. Asifa says since the wedding of Reza and Adam was already paid for, why don’t Bobby and Asifa get married? Bobby says no way, Jose. The fighting starts again, and to be honest, my ears shut down. I know they are arguing but I can’t even understand what it is about.
Everyone is showing up at the airport, including Shervin. (Does anyone like him? At the beginning of the season, I thought he would be a good addition but he is basically a zero.) Of course, Bobby and Asifa are already fighting before the plane even takes off. MJ says it’s a 19 hour flight with a 13 hour layover and then another 7 hour flight. They are all worn out by the time they get off the plane. (GG looks like a wet noodle – I wonder if long flights stir up her RA.) Reza puts Bobby and Asifa on a separate bus because no one (including YOUR audience, dumb asses) want to hear Bobby and Asifa fighting any longer. It’s old, Bravo!
The hotel is absolutely gorgeous – very luxurious and tasteful. They all decide to meet for a buffet dinner. This season, the most interesting thing on The Shahs of Sunset has been the magnificent food they eat – almost worth watching to see the meals they eat. The Shahs do love to eat. GG gives a toast. Soon, for whatever reason (and I am not sure what the reason is because they have nonsensical conversations) Bobby announces that he likes his triceps sucked on. Asifa is irritated about that…..but whenever Bobby opens his mouth, Asifa is irritated. (Again, Bravo – it’s getting old!)
Now it’s breakfast and again, it is a magnificent meal. The camera cuts to what Asifa is wearing – a pair of Daisy Dukes with half of her butt cheeks hanging out. I’m sure that will be welcomed in Thailand. They discuss catching up on their rest, laying by the pool and eating today – basically resting up from their arduous flight. GG asks Reza how he is feeling now that he is here in Thailand. Reza is obviously hurting. Asifa asks how Adam was when Reza left. Again, Reza kind of jumps around answering the question, but it is apparent that he is in pretty bad shape.
Soon, they begin talking about the color of Asifa’s nipples. I don’t want to talk about Asifa’s nipples. Suffice it to say, Reza says because she is ethnic they are maroon; however, Asifa insists they are peach. Enough said.
Asifa, Asa and GG go for a massage. Asa is trying her hardest to work with Bobby and Asifa to improve their relationship. Asa, girl — it’s a lost cause. Give it up.
Bobby and Reza are also getting a massage. I’m not going to tell you about the black mesh underwear that they put on, because why would I want you to have that imprinted on your brain like it is on mine?
We switch back and forth between the guys and the girls. Reza is stirring up crap with Bobby by asking him why they are together. He tells Bobby that Asifa is mean to him and that he should leave.
Asa asks Asifa if the relationship is stable. Asifa says yes. Asifa is obviously delusional. Asa tells her they seem to enjoy fighting. Asifa says they are used to it. Asifa says she can’t get over the fact that Bobby hooked up with her friend while they were apart (who actually turned out to be Asifa’s personal trainer.) Asa tells her she must forgive Bobby or move on. Asifa says she is holding onto anger (really?). Asa asks her how is she going to change.
Now at the pool, they are talking about GG’s guy. GG says she really, really likes him. GG says he is passionate and it makes her feel things like people in the movies. (I wonder if they are still together.)
Bobby tells Reza that the happiest time in his life was when he was single. Ya think? Reza tells him to stop being a bitch.
Soon, everyone is together on a patio area. Asifa asks Bobby where he was. He replies that he was talking to the guys. Asifa asks if they were talking about her. Bobby starts saying he needs to talk to her about their relationship. Asifa, to give her credit, says not here in front of everyone. They start arguing and getting nasty with each other. GG tells them to calm down and communicate, not insult each other. (Reza , in his TH, says when Lochnesa is the voice of reason, you’re in trouble. No truer words were spoken this episode.) Again, my ears shut down and I hear blah, blah, blah. Asifa says let’s break up then and Bobby says ok, let’s. Bobby runs off and says he is leaving.
GG talks to Bobby to try to get him to calm down, but he goes ahead and starts packing.
I do feel sorry for Reza in all of this. This was supposed to be a relaxing, mentally healing vacation for him. He should not have to deal with Bobby and Asifa. (I don’t want to type Bobby and Asifa ever again.)
Now we see GG trying to calm Asifa down. Asifa claims that Bobby loves drama. That’s like the pot calling the kettle black. Shervin tells Asifa that there is a lack of respect between the two of them.
Asifa and Bobby meet. Asifa is mad that Bobby changed rooms. Bobby tells her she is in a state of denial. Bobby tells her he doesn’t see a future with her.
Everyone (except for Bobby and Asifa) come down to dinner and it’s apparent they are all drained emotionally. For Reza, it’s not only the B & A fighting but also worrying about Adam. They are all very subdued. Here comes Asifa (who should know better) down to dinner. (At least, Bobby had the sense to stay away.) They ask her how she is and she responds that she doesn’t want to talk about it. Reza says now you don’t want to talk? MJ calls out Asifa on the fighting and says it is taking over their vacation and causing them all to be sad and depressed. Asa says she is so sad about Adam. Asa gets up and goes to her room. GG tells Asifa that it hasn’t been pleasant to be around her and Bobby. Reza leaves also. MJ is trying to tell Asifa that she is ruining their vacation and Asifa gets up and leaves.
Last scene shows Reza and Asa talking about Adam and the vacation. Reza says he is struggling with guilt; that he knows Adam is home crying his eyes out. Reza tells Asa if things don’t improve, he is going to go home.
Next week – season finale.
Real Housewives of New York Cast Blogs Blogged by Namaste
“I Think That People Do Their Best”
Pretty may be smarter than I think but not quite smart enough to realize that I’m going through a divorce, and my precious moments are divided. My balance as a mother and business person is knowing that I spend every moment possible with my daughter.
DAMN RIGHT! Kristen showed her ASS on Tuesday night by making this very ignorant comment about B. I wonder if she has given the same advice to her BFF Brandi Glanville? I am not a single mom, but I can certainly totally respect that when a mom (or dad) has their time with their child, they are not going to be getting sitters and stepping out on the town; especially NOT during a custody battle like we see Bethenny going through. Shame on Kristen. She should really apologize for her ignorant comment. Bethenny tells us she is not “nannied” up and doesn’t go out when she has Bryn. Luann is not someone I would be taking parenting advice from anyway.
It has been a long time coming, and as I wrote in A Place of Yes, I don’t wear my story. I, genuinely, am not angry. I think I have longed for a person to discuss the craziness of my past with. I’m an only child and essentially an orphan, so there is no one I can turn or talk to that can acknowledge what I remember to be true. I do think that people do their best; all I can do is pay it forward by being the best mother to my daughter that I can possibly be.
Bethenny is definitely like an onion and we have slowly peeled back all these layers over the years. Her childhood certainly sucked. Maybe that is what made her such a driven and hyperfocused adult. I actually understand there are women out there that shouldn’t have had children. I know a few of these women. Sad. Very sad.
Like Dorinda says, I’m an onion with many layers. We all are. Thanks for all the love. You are loving it, and so are we. If you love what you do, you’ll be good at it. That’s why The Real Housewives of New York City are back and better than ever.
Shit. Dorinda just totally copied off me.
“Not Everyone Is Out To Get Bethenny”
Kristen starts by saying Ramona’s friends are amazing. Not sure I would describe them the same way. Maybe, plastic? Kristen says they are all loving, giving, beautiful and supportive women. I guess we will take her word for it, cause I am not one of Ramona’s 30 BFFs.
Sonja and the Swami Priestess!? UGH! That Yogi friend of hers gets on my nerves!
I thought this episode was one of the best so far this season because we had limited contact with Lady Morgan. Always a win in my book. Kristen goes on to discuss Bethenny’s therapy session and claims she wants to hug her.
She said that she needs help to navigate and she has a hard time trusting…I was thinking this was only applicable to men, but I guess it’s friends, too. Huh…good to know. It’s sad to me that she isn’t able to trust people. Not everyone is out to get her.
But the shitty comment you made would lead me to believe you were kinda sorta maybe out to “get her” or not supportive of her situation. Kristen loved the boxing match. Not sure I can watch boxing other than Sylvester Stallone. I have seen all the Rocky movies multiple times AND named my dog Rocky. But real boxing is not like Rocky movies. I didn’t realize that Josh’s company sponsored Carole’s boxer. She says it was hard watching the match at first but after a few beers, she was totally into it….until this happened…
Ewwwww! I am such a germ freak. To make things worse, that mouth guard flew out of his mouth and his spit went everywhere on my leg, in my hand and in my beer!!! Yuck! Sooo gross!!! Thank goodness for my hand sanitizer!
I would have thrown up! I would have bleached myself.
It’s nice to see that Lu and Bethany have a great friendship. After all these years they can pick up right where they left off! Victoria’s art is so captivating! Sexy! Congrats to her, what a huge deal to be part of such a prominent show!
I do like Lu and Bethenny together. They seem to enjoy each other’s company. Kristen does go on to “overcompliment” Lu’s parenting of her children which is kinda laughable. I understand that most NYC upper east side kids do go to boarding schools, but that just isn’t common. Most of us moms are very hands on and participating in the day to day minutia of our children’s lives. In fact just yesterday, I was at the twins’ sophomore awards at the high school at 8am and then back up there at 1:30pm to discuss my daughter’s classroom options for next year. I also coach the special needs cheering squad at our HS, too. I am not asking for a pat on the back because I know this is how most moms are out there. I am just not gonna say Lu should be getting a “World’s Greatest Mom” mug.
Carole and Adam seem so sweet together and really enjoying getting to know each other. It’s cute to see them chatting on the phone. It’s always so fun when it’s new, I think Carole was actually blushing! Carole, get back to work! Write that BOOK!
I was totally thinking that Carole should just write long emails and turn them into a book. Isn’t that how Aviva wrote her book without a ghostwriter? I also love that her kitchen is her office now. In NYC you need to use EVERY bit of square footage you can if you aren’t using a space for it’s original purpose, you should totally re-purpose it!
“Is It Really So Bad To Be Me, Carole?”
Praise God! 1537 words this week. What a relief. Now, since she was in only 10% of the episode, I wonder how she has so much to say, but I digress. Sonja tells us that Ramona celebrated her “birthday week”. Um, that is something that maybe a 5 year old does. I thought I would look up psychopharmacologist…
Psychopharmacology is the study of the use of medications in treating mental disorders. The complexity of this field requires continuous study in order to keep current with new advances. Psychopharmacologists need to understand all the clinically relevant principles of pharmacokinets (what the body does to mediation) and pharacodynamics (what the medications do to the body).
Since the use of these medications is to treat mental disorders, an extensive understanding of basic neuroscience, basic psychopharmacology, clinical medicine, the differential diagnosis of mental disorders, and treatment options is required. Psychopharmacologists also must be skilled in building and utilizing a therapeutic alliance with the patient.
OK, go back and re-read those 2 paragraphs. I think we now have our answer as to “What is wrong with Lady Morgan?”
I’m not surprised, too, that Bethenny was not receptive to me telling her that I am seeing my friend Robin Cofar, who is a Swami Priest and Yogi. In Atlantic City, Bethenny told me that she thought that I needed to see someone and start talking about the things that are going on in my life. Robin and I are doing introspective work, so I thought that Bethenny would want to know that I was taking her advise and trying to slow things down a little bit as she suggested. Instead of being supportive, Bethenny just attacked me!
I don’t think Bethenny thought you should talk to a Swami (a Hindu priest or religious leader) Priest. I think Bethenny was thinking you need to see a REAL doctor (I also don’t think that B was thinking a Psychopharmacologist, but hey, whatever blows your skirt up.
I know that I am very grateful for my marriage and for all of the moments I’ve had in my life. Bethenny has a very strict view of success and failure, and that’s why she views my toaster oven venture as a failure. I view it as a growing experience, because I learned so much from producing the toaster oven, and I was able to take the knowledge with me and transpose it into my Sonja Morgan New York fashion line.
I’ll say it again, I really just want that damn toast oven. Damn you Lady Morgan!
Speaking of artists, Victoria’s paintings were amazing! She is a lovely girl, and I am so glad that she is so successful! I have been supporting young artists for decades, so maybe I need to include Victoria in one of my young artists’ exhibitions! Looks like I’ve found my next Sonja in the City event!
Shit. Why hasn’t Lu hired Sonja to do PR for Vitoria? That’s what she does, right? Victoria’s nekkid self-portraits would be flying off the shelves surely.
I don’t know why Carole was so upset when Luann said that her boyfriend is “Sonja young.” Is it really so bad to be me Carole?! I also can’t believe Ramona said that my boyfriends are just toys. The men who I date may be young, but they are established independent men who don’t need me to support them. I’m just happy that Carole has a man right now. I’m not trying to poke holes in her relationship like all of the other women are trying to do to mine.
I actually think the insult was in the way Lu said the comment and she did not mean it as a compliment to Carole so Sonja should really be irritated with the hypocrite Luann. Sonja has admitted she is not dating to find a serious relationship so that means these young boys are play things. Ramona hit the mark.
But I don’t know why Ramona tried to belittle Dorinda’s relationship with John. Why can’t these women just be happy for each other?! They all need to take a step back, stop meddling in other people’s lives, and just worry about their own problems while being supportive of their friends. Dorinda is happy. John has been there for her in dark moments.
Ramona lives in a glass house with many broken windows yet she continues to throw stones. She really needs to learn when to close her mouth.
Can’t wait for you all to see my cover next week! I wear my own designs, the team is strong! If I am delusional, why am I wearing the very dress and jewelry I have been designing for years at a Sonja in the City event? At Vanessa Noels Coutuier?
But did she only have one dress made? Cause that make it challenging to sell your brand if you only have a dress made for yourself to wear, right?
“I Was Surprised To See How Open Bethenny Was”
Dorinda tell us they are back from “Atlantic Titty” which I kinda love! Dorinda is starting to connect with these ladies and feels part of the group. She is officially “one of the girls”. Lucky her. NOT! Dorinda is enjoying Ramona’s neverending birthday week. We learn that R’s b-day is November 18, but the parties began after Halloween and continued throughout the month of November. Dorinda calls it Ramona Heritage Month. I hope they had lots of pumpkin pie.
Our next stop on the birthday train was at Fishtail with ALL of her friends. And I mean ALL of them. These girls run the Upper East Side with an iron fist. They basically buy out every season at Bergdorf’s before it makes it to the floor. They’re a fun crowd—colorful characters—and Bethenny was right: It’s like the Cantina’s greatest hits from Star Wars. Of course, they’re all jockeying to be Princess Leia, though c’mon, Ramona’s the birthday girl. We know she’s the princess in our midst. After all, it is November…
There was definitely a lot of plastic in that room. Dorinda shares with us that she has on occasion run in the circle of the ladies who lunch. She says seeing Heather, Carole and Bethenny at this event was like seeing an animal outside it’s habitat (think Penguin in a rainforest). Dorinda is bummed she was invited to the boxing match. I guess she enjoys a good brawl. As for the Carole/Luann/Adam/Niece issue…Dorinda draws the line at critiquing another’s decisions. That is super boring and I totally think Dorinda should re-think that policy.
Speaking of private lives…I was so surprised to see how open Bethenny was about her past and her family. In may ways, she and I grew up around the same people. My grandfather loved race horses, being around the track and all those characters—some of which were colorful, to say the least. Evel Knievel was one of them, so that might give you a sense…
Dorinda relates to some aspect of Bethenny’s childhood, although not all. Dorinda goes on to educate us on why we look for love and sometimes are unsuccessful. I’m bored. Dorinda does say a mother’s love is unconditional (although that greatly depends on the mother…).
Knowing you have a “home” in someone’s heart because they are part of you and you are part of them is sometimes all you need to go take on the world. Without that mother’s love and affection, it’s got to be difficult to not feel lost. That said, not having that in your life really makes you appreciate it so much more, right? You come to value how priceless and profound an unconditional, immovable love can be. This is why Bethenny is such an amazing mother. So devoted, so compassionate, so unconditionally in love with her daughter…it’s inspiring to see and moving to a fellow mom.
Unfortunately (or fortunately) we will not see how Bethenny is as a mom. Dorinda officially feels like “one of the girls” and a part of the drama.
“It’s Exciting To See Your Friends Find Happiness”
Heather shares that she has nicknames and terms of endearment for everyone. Holla and Mama are just part of her lingo. I call my son Dude and Dog a lot. My husband gets mad when he calls me Dude. I let him do it when dad isn’t around. It’s our “thing”.
I’m happy for Carole. She’s excited about someone, and it’s because of chemistry! You can’t hide a chemistry that magnetic. It’s exciting to see your friends find happiness. I believe Luann, at least the one I thought I knew, meant it when she said she was happy for Carole, too. Unfortunately, she’s changed her tune on that.
I think Carole is actually really happy with this Adam guy and considering Carole’s past true love, she deserves happiness. If Lu was a truly compassionate and loving friend, she would be sad her niece lost out on a great guy, but happy that her friend found a guy that makes her happy. Heather shares that she has been happily married for 12 years (which is like 24 or 36 in NYC years?)
BTW, I was perusing the Boston Proper website looking for some new summer clothes and saw that Heather’s Yummie Tummy products are sold on their site! WOW! They sell Spanx, too, but I was shocked to see Yummie products holding their own next to Spanx. I did not see Jill Zarin’s fat girl slim line on their site though.
“I Am Truly Blessed”
Ramona said the trip to Atlantic City was great. She musta been way drunker than I thought. She says her lunch with her 30 girlfriends (I don’t think I could write a list of 30 girlfriends? Maybe casual friends, but not 30 REAL friends).
I shared with Dorinda that I went from keeping the company of men to dating men. Leave it to Dorinda to ask if anyone gave me butterflies!
Well, I am glad she is dating these men so that they can buy her a meal. Isn’t that whole purpose of dating? To get someone to pay for your food? OK, its been 21 years since I dated.
Listening to Bethenny talk about her childhood brought up so many memories of mine. We both had fathers who were abusive to our mothers. This does affect your relationships with men and makes you very strong and independent in your adult life. You will learn more about this from me in my book Life on the Ramonacoaster.
Who started calling Ramona Ramonacoaster? I hope whoever it was gets a large gift for giving Ramona a great name for her book. If Heather had her way, Ramona would be buying someone a car!
Luann de Lesseps
“I Am Not A Hypocrite. I’m Honest”
Lu eats her words and tells us Ramona was right when she toasted her 30 best girlfriends. Am I am the only one that is salty that Ramona HAS 30 girlfriends and I have maybe 10?
Boxing is called a blood sport for a reason and if you are going to sit ringside, getting splashed with bodily fluids is part of the experience. What amused me was how Kristen went from squeamish to scream-ish during the match. I think Lewis “Cruise Control” Cruise has a new fan! What was up with Carole admitting she took testosterone? As for Bethenny skipping the match, sometimes you have to choose family over fun but I do think that once the baby is down for the night, it’s okay to leave her with a sitter occasionally. The last boxing match I attended was Holyfield versus Dokes in Vegas and this was just as fun.
Never been to a boxing match. I would go if Rocky was still fighting or if Mark Wahlburg (The Fighter) was in a match, but that is about it. I am more about fictional boxing and bored when I watch a real match on TV. Wonder why Carole took testosterone and for what reason? I wouldn’t take parenting advice from Lu so Bethenny can just click “ignore”.
In the matter of Carole versus Luann, when it comes to her dating my niece’s ex-boyfriend Adam, I say if she’s happy, I’m happy. I don’t have long-term relationships with twenty-somethings; so I’m not a hypocrite, just being honest. Carole is excited about Adam and I really do wish them the best. I’m over it and so is my niece.
I doubt very much she is over it given her reason twitter history and the nasty things she has been saying. Not buying what you are selling Lu.
My trip to Miami with Victoria was a blast and I was so proud that one of her pieces was chosen for display at Art Basel. Her Untitled Nude was hung with other works exploring the role of feminism in the art world. She came through her teen years and our divorce a stronger person and has become an amazing, talented young woman. I’m so lucky. There is a diverse range of artwork, some edgier than others, at Art Basel and it’s known for its avant-garde performance art and the clown was definitely interesting!
I am not an “artsy” person. I get that a “nude” is art and I thought Victoria’s self portrait was very well done although, not my taste. I would feel totally creepy buying a nude pic of someone else and hanging it in my house…BTW, I have no nude pics of myself hanging in my home either (I am not Kim!)
So I leave you with this, holding onto resentment is like drinking a glass of poison…it will kill you eventually! So seize the day, grab a cocktail with your girlfriends, laugh it out and live your life the fullest.
This statement is oh so true. Oh Lu, you really are the Yoda of the group.
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