I Hate Jill Zarin Real Housewives of DC August 20, 2010
Before we get into the DC ladies, Bravo has given us a sneak peek at the Atlanta Housewives return in October, tweeted by Kandi last night:
Here’s a sneak peek of Real Housewives of ATL http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-atlanta/season-3/videos/head-back-to-atlanta
Looks like another fun season of ripping each other’s wigs off and fingers in the faces. As we’ve heard, Lisa Wu Hartwell is missing in action and will apparently only appear in the first few episodes, there are two new ladies joining Atlanta this season. If you watch the above linked video, please be sure to immediately turn it off or you will see Kim’s Tardy for the Party video next up, so quickly, turn it off, seriously!
The ladies that hail from our capitol city were at it again last night, I’ll tell you one thing, they are certainly trying to bring the drama.
I really do enjoy scenes when the ladies are interacting and enjoying themselves, I know Bravo keeps those to a minimum because the drama filled scenes bring in the ratings. Stacie and her husband visiting their friends at the winery was nice, Michaele and her husband joined them without explanation, I can only imagine it was for the show. Michaele and Tarik didn’t know the winery owners and best I can tell only recently met Stacie and her husband but I can only assume that they heard filming would be going on and so they got all dressed up for a casual afternoon and showed up.
Tarik Salahi is an absolute moron, he tries to take over every scene that he appears in, we already know that he is a wine expert and a polo expert but he still felt the need to teach everyone at someone else’s winery how to taste wine! That man just annoys the hell out of me!
I did find it a bit odd that the Turners invited the Salahi’s to join them for a quickie trip to Paris but with another great opportunity to be on camera, the Salahi’s jumped at the chance. I would bet anything that they first asked if it would be filmed by Bravo before they agreed to go. Watching them pack was ridiculous! I understood this to be a 2-3 day trip, 4 suitcases Michaele? Come-on, that isn’t even funny!
I want to share with you a tweet from an African American friend of mine on Twitter, she posted this after Jason Turner said something about “those white folks” joining them in Paris.
@follownyoazz @stacie_turner tell hubby don’t b saying “white folks” if u don’t want them saying “black folks” just say FOLKS!
This is why I love this girl! She tells it like it is and makes sense! She could never be a housewife!
It was a lot of fun to watch Stacie and Jason visiting backstage, you could just see how proud they were of Jason’s little brother. I even enjoyed watching the concert, the energy was high and the crowd really loved it. Of course, we see that crazy Michaele over-acting and trying to steal the limelight away from the Turners big night.
In Paris we also learned that Stacie was adopted but has been in touch with her mother. Stacie’s upset because her mother doesn’t want to reveal details about Stacie’s father. As Stacie is telling Michaele the story, Michaele is making all the right interested faces and sounds but you have to wonder if Michaela really cares or if she’s acting once again for the cameras. I just don’t trust that lady!
I hope Stacie has made peace with her Mother’s decision to keep her biological father’s identity a secret or maybe things have changed by now. I would bet that her mother has a really good reason for her decision. There could be many heartbreaking reasons why it is best that Stacie never know who this man is. In the end, I’m sure her mother has reasons that are only in Stacie’s best interests to keep this information to herself. She’s most likely trying to protect her daughter.
Paul Wharton learns that the Salahi’s not only did not help to pay for his birthday party that they hosted, but insisted on a legal document releasing them from any responsibility to pay any part of it. Who does this? As Mary noted, if you’re “hosting” you’re paying! According to Michaele, there were four hosts for the evening and so the four of them should have had a telephone conference to discuss the final financial responsibilities of each one of them. Michaele’s blog is up and she doesn’t deny any of it, the attorney call, the non-payment, she merely states that they donated wine and “some” Champaign. (That one bottle that they splashed all over the guests?) This is from a couple who couldn’t produce four glasses of wine on their winery during the polo lesson? I think the wine had dried up by that point! Does anyone else remember Michaele saying that she was nice enough to invite Lynda to the party? That is wrong in so many ways but if you’re not paying for the party, who are you to scrutinize the guest list?
Mary is disgusted to learn what Michaele had done to Paul but is more flustered to learn that her daughter knows all about “sexting”. Utoh, they grow up so fast, don’t they Mary? Hopefully Mary had a bit more of a conversation with her daughter about “sexting” and more after the cameras stopped rolling. Thank you for not putting more of that on screen, ala Jill talking to Ally…uncomfortable!
I just have to include one more tweet that I found really funny:
@followinyoazz Whats Sexting? Mary puhleez go sit ur brand new ass n time out!
Lynda just seems to want to spend all of her time on camera bashing Michaele Salahi, fun pastime but it does get a bit redundant. Lynda claims that she cares deeply for Michaele and only has her best interest at heart, who are you kidding Lynda? We know that Lynda cannot stand Tarik Salahi, we get that, we agree, let’s move on.
Another one of those fun private fashion shows in a large department store for charity. Jill’s wasn’t for charity but at least she had a sit down meal for her guests. Watching that was rather dull and just seemed to be another platform for Lynda to bash Michaele, who wasn’t even there, by the way.
I know I’m in the minority but I like Cat, and I can understand her because she comes from the same part of the world as most of my family. In fact, her voice is very much like my father’s…LOL. She has a deep voice with a strong accent and I think she’s very much misunderstood. (in more ways than one) She’s in a tough spot having just recently moved to a new country with two young girls and a husband who is MIA a lot of the time, she feels stressed out. Rarely do your plans pan out the way you expect them to and Cat wants her husband home more often, I think a lot of people can relate to that.
I thought it was very sweet when her husband surprised her at her photo shoot and whisked her away to do his own shoot. I have to agree that his scenario was a lot better than the shopping bag thing.
I’m glad that Cat was able to clear her name on screen at yet another dinner party for charity that all of the ladies attended. I really like Stacie but her friend, who is clearly looking for camera time, needs to go! She’s a trouble maker and she’s inappropriate! Stacie liked to talk about Cat being rude and inappropriate, she need to look to her left at that dinner party to see her close friend behaving much worse!
Particularly when it looked as though Cat was trying very hard to fit in and make peace with Stacie, Mary and Lynda were trying to get Stacie and Cat to bury any invisible hatchet with a toast for the five ladies. Stacie’s friend needed to shut up, stay the hell out of it and stop with the race card comments! Personally, I hope that we never see that woman on camera again! Stacie seems like a reasonable, nice lady who would most likely get along fine with all of the women, including Cat, if she didn’t have that friend constantly throwing out nasty comments!
I was surprised to see Lynda saying how much she liked Cat, I got the impression from earlier episodes that she did not like her. Lynda acknowledged how great it is that Cat speaks her mind and I can respect that Lynda seemed to change her mind about Cat.
I enjoyed watching Cat getting it all off her chest with Paul, he is just a really nice guy, isn’t he? She even made a joke with him at the end of their conversation that showed they both have a great sense of humor! I love Paul! I am fine with him being the 6th housewife with the DC ladies, he fits in well with them all. He now see’s Michaele for what she is but had the class to not bring it up at this dinner party as he knew it would be inappropriate. I almost wish he would have, because that is how the housewives roll, but he’ll learn that soon enough!
As I write this only Michaele and Mary’s blogs are up on Bravotv.com, poor misunderstood Michaele tells of her donations to Paul’s Birthday party but doesn’t dispute that her attorney called Paul’s publicist or that she paid absolutely nothing toward his party expenses.
Last week Cat wrote in her blog that she felt the need to leave the country due to the way she appeared on screen. I think that may be a bit overdramatic but if that’s the truth, it surely is safe to return to the US after last night’s episode!
Its true Jill Zarin left for Israel after her antics on screen so maybe that will be the new trend. When do you suppose Teresa will be leaving the country to avoid her shame? She can always hide in her home in Italy, I hope it is cleansy enough for her.
I’m not sure why Alex is writing her blogs on People.com and on Bravotv.com, I’m a little worried that Alex is trying to keep her name out there by phoning in these blogs, they’re not up to her usual standards and I have to say in many cases I don’t agree with her, but that’s ok too! What I didn’t like in this most recent People blog was the dig at Danielle from New Jersey while writing about DC, completely unnecessary.
I have a theory, tell me what you all think. Bravo is delaying the Real Housewives of New York to see if they even want to bring them back at all. What if DC and Beverly Hills really take off and bring in ratings to outweigh anything New York has done? We know that New Jersey blew New York out of the water in ratings, so is that now the standard that Bravo expects from their Housewives series before they’ll green light another season? We know Atlanta does well, they may even beat out New Jersey in the ratings starting in October. Does Bravo need their lowest rated Housewife series to continue for another season? Maybe dealing with the psychosis of Kelly Bensimon and her calling Andy Cohen demanding an appearance on Watch What Happens Live to provide her side of the story, and Jill’s horrible mother calling Andy Cohen anti-semetic and Jill calling him to complain about everything, maybe it’s all too much and not worth it anymore. Not for half the ratings numbers than New Jersey brings into Bravo.
I don’t know when Bravo plans to begin airing Beverly Hills but in my theory, they will premier before they green light another season of New York just to see if they even need New York anymore. Not that I’m happy about this theory, New York is still and always will be my favorite series so I certainly hope I’m wrong, but due to Andy Cohen indicating we won’t hear anything about more New York Housewives until next year, it could be a possibility. Does Bravo need six series of the same premise? Watch What Happens….Annoying…by Bravo
Until Next Time…..