I Hate Jill Zarin Top Chef / Housewife Awards Results August 26, 2010

I Hate Jill Zarin                   Top Chef              August 26, 2010

BREAKING NEWS!  Jill Zarin admits to Amazongate!

http://www.bizbash.com/newyork/content/editorial/18999_introducing_the_hamptons_agoniste_awards_part_one.php

Reporter Ted Kruckel: I asked Jill Zarin if there was any truth to the story in The Daily Beast that she had asked her interviewer, Doree Shafrir, to post a positive review on Amazon, and then also got caught by Shafrir posting positive reviews of herself. She had a bunch of different answers. My faves: “Everybody does it,” “I haven’t yet commented on that,” and finally “The reviews came from my account. That’s all I’m saying.”

FINALLY, she admitted she was Susan Saunders!

It was a good night on Bravo, Top Chef aired with just six cheftestants left standing, I’m still holding strong that these six people don’t hold a candle to last season’s crop of chef’s but you work with the hand you’re given.  Chef Tom Colicchio isn’t as passionate this season as he seemed to be in the past, I think he recognizes that casting may have fallen a bit short this year, he seems to be phoning it in a bit. 

We don’t see Chef Tom in the kitchen checking up on the chef’s like we’ve seen in past seasons, and the comments that he makes don’t really give us the big picture like he’s done in the past.  This season, probably more than any other, we’ve seen contradictions in procedure and in Tom’s comments.  He’s told us that Ed should have spoken up, when we know in the past contestants are ridiculed when they try to defend themselves.  We’ve been told that only the final plate of food is judged, yet in the past we’ve heard Chef Tom talk about the chef’s being unorganized or sloppy when preparing their dish.  When the fiasco of whether or not Alex stole the puree from Ed, all involved tried to dismiss it and then two weeks later came back with a positive statement of Alex did not do it, period!   It is a little frustrating. 

The quick fire required the chef’s to prepare a dish based on a food idiom.  Things like “Hot Potato” and “Bigger Fish To Fry” were available and one by one the chef’s chose their idiom. 

Amanda’s Mac and cheese dish and Kelly’s sour grapes ended up on the bottom and we were treated to Amanda whining that she disagreed with the judges.  Kevin brought home the bacon with one of the top two dishes but it was Ed, with his hot potato that won the challenge and a trip to Australia.  The two favorite chefs (well, my favorites) Tiffany and Angelo were in the middle of the pack. 

Guest judge this week is arrogant Top Chef Master’s Chef, Rick Moonen.  His resume cannot be argued but I found him to be a bit of a baby while competing on Bravo’s Master’s series.  I typically don’t comment on fashion or what people are wearing but I have to make an exception here, what the hell was Padma wearing?  It looked like a cheap terry cloth tube top with elastic holding it up over her boobs.  She was right out of the 70’s, and not in a good way, at all!

The show opened with Ed rolling out of bed wearing Tiffany’s dress, I really didn’t get that unless there was a lot of drinking going on the night before.  Excessive drinking seems to be a prerequisite for Top Chef Contestants and unfortunately for employees in the restaurant industry in general. 

Amanda interviewed several times over this episode, maybe the producers wanted to ensure that thoroughly made a complete fool of herself before being eliminated.  We hear her saying that Angelo is weird, he’s crazy and even a long baby talk rambling that made me want to stick a fork in my ears.  Angelo reveals a little too much as he tells us that he has a “shrine” to some of his favorite Chef’s and prays to the Chef Gods…..ok Angelo, a bit too much information.

While Amanda is slamming Angelo, Angelo tells us that he likes Amanda and calls her smart, we certainly haven’t seen any evidence of that but Angelo seems to think she is, so maybe he isn’t such a great judge of people?  Ed hates Amanda, calls her sloppy with no real cooking ability, everyone seems to agree that Ed runs around like a chicken with his head cut off. 

Angelo made a comment that I did not understand at all, during the quick fire Angelo said that Kevin didn’t consider the “guidelines of the challenge” when preparing his bacon dish.  As I understood it, he was simply required to use bacon, and he did that so I’m not sure what that was all about.

The elimination challenge found the chef’s at Washington National’s baseball park where they are each required to make a dish to serve to the baseball crowd, something that is more high end then basic consession stand food.  They are to work as a team to prepare and serve these dishes and we see Kelly trying to take control of all of the other chef’s and what they are preparing. 

We see the judges bringing some of the players from the team on a tour through the kitchens which is clearly not impressive to the chef’s.  Rather than welcoming the players to the kitchen and showing some excitement at meeting some players, the chef’s all seem to be annoyed by the distraction and time wasting.  (I have to agree with them)  This is typical of Top Chef, we see the chef’s given a tight time schedule, then Padma brings in someone for them to meet that only cuts into their already short prep time. 

Friction between Kevin and Angelo, created by the ridiculous rules of the challenge, why is someone required to “take orders”?   Whoever takes on that role is going to have a disadvantage, so why is that required of the chef’s?  I simply don’t get it! 

Tiffany and Ed come out on top, Tiffany with her Meatball sandwich and Ed wins it with his Shrimp/Corn popper.   While Ed continues to win challenges, his behavior and procedure in the kitchen aren’t consistent with previous Top Chef winners, I can see Tiffany winning the whole thing now, I don’t know what happened to Angelo but he’s falling short in every challenge these past few weeks.

All four of the remaining chef’s are called out in the bottom but ultimately Amanda is finally sent home for preparing a tuna tar tar that Chef Erik Ripert called inedible and tells us that he actually spit it out in his video blog..

http://www.bravotv.com/top-chef/season-7/blogs/eric-ripert/spitting-out-amandas-food

Chef Ripert seems to think that Angelo is partially to blame for Amanda’s final dish, and we did see her asking Angelo how to “grind” up her tuna, however, we didn’t see Angelo suggesting to Amanda that she do it the day before.  In fact, we saw all of the chef’s watching Amanda preparing the tuna the day before and none of them suggested to her that she wait until the day of service to tar tar the tuna.  Ultimately, each chef has to be responsible for their own decisions. 

Is Angelo sabotaging the other chefs?  Chef Ripert seems to think so, I don’t think so.  He seems to be the only chef willing to answer questions or help the other chef’s, they can follow his advice or not, ultimately they each have to be responsible for their own dish. 

Amanda arrives at the loser’s house…

http://www.bravotv.com/top-chef/season-7/videos/ejected-from-the-game

The final results have been posted for the 1st Annual Twitter Real Housewives Awards, and here they are:

CATEGORY 1- BEST BOOK… NATURALLY THIN: UNLEASH YOUR SKINNY GIRL!
CATEGORY 2- TACKIEST HOUSEWIFE… TERESA GIUDICE!
CATEGORY 3- MOST INSPIRING HOUSEWIFE… ALEX MCCORD!
CATEGORY 4- HW’S YOU’D PAY TO SEE CAGE FIGHT… TERESA & BETHENNY!
CATEGORY 5- HW YOUR MATE WOULD LIKELY FIND ATTRACTIVE… SONJA MORGAN!
CATEGORY 6- BEST GUEST ON WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE… ELLEN BARKIN!
CATEGORY 7- BEST/WORST BODY IN A SWIMSUIT… GRETCHEN/DANIELLE!
CATEGORY 8- BEST BACKSTABBER… KIM DEPAOLA!
CATEGORY 9- HW ON DRUGS DURING SEASON OR REUNION… LYNNE CURTIN!
CATEGORY 10- HOUSEWIFE WHO FELL FROM GRACE… JILL ZARIN!
CATEGORY 11- MOST EVOLVED HOUSEWIFE… ALEX MCCORD!
CATEGORY 12- HW YOU’D LEAST LIKE TO SEE IN A SEX VIDEO… KIM GRANATELL!
CATEGORY 13- SEXIEST HOUSEWIFE… GRETCHEN ROSSI!
CATEGORY 14- WORST VOICE… TERESA GIUDICE!
CATEGORY 15- MOST AMBITIOUS HOUSEWIFE… VICKY GUNVALSON!
CATEGORY 16- HW WHO OVERSOLD CRAP… JILL ZARIN!
CATEGORY 17- HOUSEWIFE YOU BELIEVE IS THE BEST BLOGGER… ALEX MCCORD!
CATEGORY 18- HW/HH WHO’D MAKE A PERFECT MATCH… ALEXIS AND MARIO!
CATEGORY 19- FAKEST CRIER… KELLY BENSIMON!
CATEGORY 20- WHO’S BETTER: PEREZ OR ANDY… ANDY COHEN!
CATEGORY 21- BEST REUNION ARGUMENT… RAMONA SINGER AND JILL ZARIN!
CATEGORY 22- WORST HOUSEWIFE’S NEIGHBOR/FRIEND EVER… KIM GRANATELL!
CATEGORY 23- WORST SCRIPTED SCENE… LUANN AND CORT!
CATEGORY 24- BEST HOUSEWIFE’S GRANDPARENTS… THE HOPPY’S!
CATEGORY 25- HOUSEWIVES YOU WANT TO RETURN/STAY GONE… JEANA KEOUGH/LYNN!
CATEGORY 26- HOUSEWIVES WHO LOVE TO TWEET… A TIE JACKIE AND ALEX!
CATEGORY 27- THE HOUSEWIFE YOU WANT TO DISAPPEAR… TERESA!
CATEGORY 28- BEST PET… COOKIE!
CATEGORY 29- BEST PET POOP SCENE… GINGER!
CATEGORY 30- UGLIEST PET… GRANDMA WRINKLES!
CATEGORY 31- BEST/WORST HOME DECOR… RAMONA SINGER/TERESA GIUDICE!
CATEGORY 32- SICKEST KISS/INTIMATE SCENE… JILL ZARIN & LUANN BEDROOM!
CATEGORY 33- BEST VOW RENEWAL CEREMONY… RAMONA AND MARIO!
CATEGORY 34- BIGGEST/WORST LIAR… JILL ZARIN/DINA MANZO!
CATEGORY 35- SMARTEST/DUMBEST HOUSEWIFE… VICKY GUNVALSON/LYNN CURTIN!
CATEGORY 36- HOTTEST HOUSEHUSBAND… MARIO!
CATEGORY 37- BEST/WORST DRESSED HOUSEWIFE… VICKY G./TERESA G.!
CATEGORY 38- HOUSECHILD MOST/LEAST LIKELY TO SUCCEED… AVERY/MILANIA!
CATEGORY 39- HOUSEWIFE WHO’S A PLASTIC SURGERY FIEND… ALEXIS BELLINO!
CATEGORY 40- HW WITH THE BEST/WORST BREAST… ALEXIS/DANIELLE!
CATEGORY 41- HOUSEWIFE WHO’S HAD THE SADDEST CHILDHOOD… BETHENNY!
CATEGORY 42- BEST GAY HUSBAND OR GAY MALE BFF… DUANE EUBANKS!
CATEGORY 43- FUNNIEST HOUSEWIFE… BETHENNY FRANKEL!
CATEGORY 44- BEST CATCH PHRASE OF ALL TIME… AIN’T I NICE!
CATEGORY 45- BEST INTRO 1 LINER… I’VE CREATED A GREAT LIFE & I LOVE LIVING IT!
CATEGORY 46- RICHEST/POOREST HOUSEWIFE… JILL ZARIN/LYNN CURTIN!
CATEGORY 47- HOUSEWIFE YOU BELIEVE TO BE LESBIAN… CAROLINE MANZO!
CATEGORY 48- MOST ADORED HOUSECHILD… BRIANA!
CATEGORY 49- MOST HATED HOUSEHUSBAND… SIMON BARNEY!
CATEGORY 50- THE DIVORCE WE ALL SEE COMING… TERESA AND JOE!
CATEGORY 51- THE DIVORCE WE ALL KNEW WOULD HAPPEN… TAMRA AND SIMON!
CATEGORY 52- HOUSEWIFE WHO JUST DOESN’T MAKE SENSE… KELLY BENSIMON!
CATEGORY 53- HOUSEWIFE WHO KEEPS IT REAL… KANDI BURRUSS!
CATEGORY 54- WHO’D BEAT THE CRAP OUTTA WHOM… BETHENNY OVER TERESA!
CATEGORY 55- BEST/WORST HOUSEWIVES VACATION… ST. JOHN/ITALY!
CATEGORY 56- BEST/WORST MOM… ALEX MCCORD/LYNN CURTIN!
CATEGORY 57- MOST/LEAST TALENTED HW… KANDI BURRUSS/KIM ZOLCIAK!
CATEGORY 58- WORST SONG: COUNTESS LUANN OR KIM ZOLCIAK… KIM ZOLCIAK!
CATEGORY 59- WERE YOU TEAM JILL/BETHENNY… TEAM BETHENNY!
CATEGORY 60- THE CITY AND STATE YOU WOULD LIKE BRAVO TO TAKEOVER… MIAMI, FLORIDA!
CATEGORY 61- THE WINNER OF THE 1ST REAL HOUSEWIVES TWEEPLES CHOICE AWARDS RUBBER ROOM KEY GOES TO… KELLY BENSIMON! (1 VOTE KEPT IT FROM BEING UNANIMOUS)

THERE YOU HAVE IT FOLKS… LAUGH OR CRY IT’S ON RECORD NOW! MAZEL TO BETHENNY FRANKEL WHO RECEIVED THE MOST POSITIVE VOTES AND THE JACKHOLE HERE APPPARENTLY IS TERESA GIUDICE… SORRY TERESA BUT THE TWEEPLE HAVE SPOKEN!

Thank you again to @followinyoazz for all the work she put into this fun project, you can visit her web site by clicking here:

http://followinyoazz.blogspot.com/

What do you think of the winners / losers?  I agreed with most, I just don’t get why Kim G got any votes, she’s not a housewife people!  LOL 

Kim G took the worst neighbor/friend, I would definitely  given that to Jill Zarin who kept saying what a great friend Bethenny was then went on to try to sabotage her new show.  She also took the category of Housewife you’d least like to see in a sex video, I voted for Caroline but Jill comes in a close second. 

Kim D of New Jersey even took a category, again, not a housewife but she won for her horrible backstabbing, what about NeNe singing a mean song about Kim in the limo?  Or again, Jill sticking the 8 inch knife in Bethenny’s back, Tamra gave it to Vicki pretty good and Teresa even did a job on Caroline the past few weeks. 

A new episode of The Real Housewives of DC will air tonight on Bravo, I may still be in the minority but I am actually enjoying the show.  Still no blog from Cat from last week’s episode, rumor has it she’s moved back to the UK because of the harassment she’s received.  Reports are that Cat is claiming the show has painted her as racist forcing her to leave the United States for good.  The move could have been more about her divorce than the show, but hopefully time will tell and reveal the truth. 

Over the course of the last few weeks of the DC Housewives my opinion of Michaele has completely changed!  I originally gave all of the women the benefit of the doubt, started out with positive opinions on all of them but Michaele and her husband have managed to show just how horrible they really are.  All of the other DC Housewives have negative opinions of this couple and that says a lot!  Apparently Michaele was well liked and a good person prior to meeting and marrying her husband, who is clearly a tool! 

I want to see Paul Wharton calling out the Salahi’s on the birthday party fiasco!  Michaele doesn’t deny there she never paid for the party nor does she deny that her attorney called Paul’s publicist, here is a portion of her blog:

I am troubled to discover Paul Wharton and Jason Backe’s comments spreading more misinformation about my husband and me. Charlotte Reid (Paul’s publicist) and Paul asked me to lend my name to be one of the four different co-hosts for his party. The other co-hosts were Erica Gutierrez, Mary Barth, and Charlotte Reid. At all times, they said the finances of the party were taken care of by Mark Barnes at his venue “The Park.” I was still very happy to do my part and donate thousands of dollars of Oasis wines and some Champagne. I was happy to do my part with our wines from our vineyard for Paul Wharton’s Birthday. In fact, Mark Barnes, who is a mutual friend, was also happy to host the night at The Park at no charge. We delivered in advance cases of our Red wine for the evening. Don’t know why they are spinning it … just sayin’ –- this is TV.

As you can imagine, our attorney, who has seen us get used 100 different ways, only called Paul’s publicist because he was concerned that The Park, Paul, or the production company was going to make it look like we didn’t pay a bill, which never existed. Much of how we got portrayed was inaccurate in many ways, and is what was expected, but we stayed one step ahead of them just in case this may have happened. Our attorney contacted Charlotte Reid since she was Paul’s publicist to make sure to keep it very clear to all parties what I was gifting to his night. I was happy to help celebrate Paul and his birthday and donate some wine. Gosh, good thing others saw through it. I didn’t see that coming. “Rise Above!”

Why would there be any concern about who is paying for anything if it had already been discussed and put to bed?  I don’t trust this woman at all!  I can’t wait to see how she spins the crashing at the White House. 

Until Next Time……

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605 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Top Chef / Housewife Awards Results August 26, 2010

  1. vilzvet says:

    Love this!!!! Great responses and are they so ever ON THE MONEY!! Send Teresa and Kelly their awards!! Please tweet this to all of them!!

    • dumberries says:

      I laughed when I read the awards for #34: Best Liar: Jill Worst Liar: Dina
      Which is more insulting, to be the best or worst? Lol.

      Also thought it was so funny that Kelly got the “key to the rubber room” award by unanimous vote (- 1 vote). That says a lot when Danielle and Teresa were in also the running!

  2. Kat says:

    Best catch phrase: Adios Lunatic
    That’d be my pick.

    • Laurie in Detroit says:

      I agree! Adios Lunatic — how great!
      Award for Best One-Liners: Bethanny Frankel

    • tuzentswurth says:

      Kat, Very OT, I took in a homeless cat who looks very much like your avatar, very beautiful. Anybody have any name suggestions?? For some reason I can’t match a name to her.

      • Kat says:

        My cat’s name is Persia. Since you took in a stray my first thought was Lucky. Cats have such idiosyncratic behaviors it’s tough to name them until you get to know them.
        I was a “dog” person until a kitten picked me as her person about 25 yrs ago. I named her Cinder and fell in love with the little creature.
        Enjoy your new addition! How kind of you to take her in. 🙂

        • tuzentswurth says:

          I’ve taken in many homeless dogs and cats, my kids carry on the tradition too. Had a cat family, mom and 4 kittens for 15-16 years. Lost my last kitty boy from that family several months ago and now have 3 lovely girls, but just can’t get a handle on a name for this newest addition. I hope to stick to 3 cats, 1 dog……6 cats at once was a LOT of work. I found a stray parakeet, actually 2, over the years. One of them was called Lucky. Cinderella might fit this darling girl, Cinder for short. Thanks for your help.

          • Tam5115 says:

            That’s so sweet. The names do come, even if you panic and try to force a name… in time, the right one will come.

            I’ve been a cat lover my whole life. A year ago on August 24, I lost my beloved Doof who was 17 that very day. He was a seal bi color Ragdoll and the love of our lives. It took me about 11 months before I could even imagine adopting again.

            Well, in quick order I obtained three kittens, one from a family member, two adopted from the Humane Society. My house is Krazy Kitten Land right now. Names didn’t come easy.

            Sebastian, a gorgeous tuxedo (the resident kitty) was named by my daughter within 5 seconds of seeing him. His eyes were still blue when we got him 5 years ago.
            Leroy… another tuxedo, with obvious siamese ancestry (long face, long legs, big ears) was also named by my daughter as a joke. It stuck.
            Bear, the third tuxedo, got his name because he’s also known as, little clumsy one of chubby butt. His hinder is round, like a bear’s, and he waddles.
            Graycie is a gray tabby. Delicate as a flower. An homage to Grace Kelly (The most beautiful and elegant of women)
            The name will come.

            • Ellabean says:

              Tam, I hope you see this. That was so beautilfyyl written. I am so sorry for the loos of your beloved Doff – but it sounds that the love and light for Doff has been transferred over…not put out. The new kitties have a wonderful home.

              We refer to our Labbie Girl’s cute round behind has her “hinder” too. 🙂

              • tuzentswurth says:

                I’ve had cats and dogs all my life and finally into my 50’s I realized that no matter how bad the heartbreak when one passes on, the very best thing you can do honor and keep loving them is to provide a loving home for other pets that you can provide for. I do it with a thankful heart that I got the happy years with my wonderful pets, but they will probably precede me from the world. I allow myself some “pity-time”, then make myself move on. It still isn’t easy at all, but the alternative is to never have a pet. Really, it is worth the heartbreak, we all know that:`)

              • Tam5115 says:

                Thank you, Ella.

                Yes, Doof was an incredibly special kitty and will never be forgotten. Our hearts are without end, and we can love many, many kitties that need us.
                So yes, his love lives on.

                Is hinder a Scandinavian word? I live in an area that has a large Scandinavian population, and I am Swedish… but I’m mainly Irish. We’ve also been known to use the word, dupa. Or is that Doopa? Any way you spell it, it means a butt. 🙂

      • Quincy IL says:

        Cat in Farsi/Persian is Gorbae. That’s what we called our Persian cat.

      • golfnut says:

        I found a skinny lost kitten at my bank years ago and named him Mr. Drisdale (after the banker on the Beverly Hillbillys).
        Maybe you can name him to remind you where you found him.
        Mr. Drisdale was a very popular cat “unlike his namesake” and he brought me alot of good luck!
        Found cats are the best cats!

  3. MadameBoudin says:

    I don’t understand why Vicki got best dressed, she usually looks a hot mess. That awful yellow satin monstrosity she wore in season finale is just one example. I think Bethenny, LuAnn or even Gretchen dress much better. Vicki would have been somewhere at the bottom of the list for me.

    • Kat says:

      Gretchen does dress well and I like B’s style, Vicki, not so much.
      Half the time I don’t notice clothes because I’m watching facial expressions as I listen to them speak.

    • Quincy IL says:

      How did she keep the wind from opening that dress ? The designer should be shot.

    • JenD says:

      At the finale episode, that yellow number waas horrible, I like how Ramona, Jill even Danielle dress sometimes. They look
      very good for their age. Bethenny also wore pieces i liked. But the OC franchise are just horrible dresser.

  4. Squirrels says:

    ” I was still very happy to do my part and donate thousands of dollars of Oasis wines and some Champagne.”

    Ok, hang on. How could they donate wine from a winery they don’t own?

    • Kat says:

      Theft?
      Maybe they bought the wine to donate but are too embarassed to say it?
      Or the assumption is made we won’t notice the discrepancy?
      I admit, I don’t follow DC.

  5. Laura aka Just done says:

    Let me start this by saying I don’t like Angelo – I think he’s just a little too arrogant. As far as the comment about the bacon dish, he was referring to the fact that part of the prize was that it was going to be made into a frozen meal. His dish wouldn’t have translated into a frozen meal. That is all. I too am glad that Amanda was sent packing. Never liked her.

    I miss the chefs from last season. SO MUCH TALENT compared to what we have now.

    JMHO

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Ah Thanks Laura, I couldn’t figure out what Angelo was talking about in reference to Kevin’s dish!

      Happy Belated Birthday Laura!!!

      • Laura aka Just done says:

        Lynn…your welcome! No birthday’s here for me yet. I think you misunderstood. My birthday is the same weekend as the Giudice auction (Oct.). So it really IS a birthday present! LOL

    • kats2 says:

      Yep I agree, all these Chefs have major attitude but he’s the worst. I think I like Ed the best. Not too happy with Kevin at all.

      Could you imagine trying to make that bacon foam crap at home and from a frozen meal – what a moron.

      I totally agree with Lynn’s assessment on this year vs. last. This year they are not as good. The food is all the usual stuff and lacks creativity.

      • krone says:

        I thought it was the poached egg freezing that Angello was referring to. I like Angelo and think Ed’s a sexist with his several references to with whom he’s slept. All in all, just can’t get excited about this year’s contestants;( NY- Perhaps Cat was asked to leave by hubby? He’s a Newsweek photographer and she tried to spin it into being personal friends w/ Obama; couldn’t have been good for his standing in the WH.

  6. AZ Girl says:

    Great blog Lynn. I can’t stand Rick Moonen after watching him on Top Chef Masters. He is really arrogant. I agree that Tiffany may win this season. She is very calm and focused during the challenges where Angelo seems to be losing his confidence. My pick is Tiffany, Ed, and Angelo in the finals.

    None of the competitors are even close to last season chefs. It has quite a let down.

    My favorite catch phrase would be Bethenny at the reunion “Great” “It’s like talking to Humpty Dumpty” when Kelly walked out.

  7. MickeyMouth says:

    Not as invested in Top Chef this season, probably because of the seemingly lack of talent. I agree that Tiffany will probably win. I see it coming down to her and Ed.

    • Anitabee says:

      I like Tiffany.

      Still I see Angelo taking the title home. The editing this season has been horrible this season. I doubt that Angelo is “losing confidence”. He will get it back.

      I predict Kevin goes next week. His bitchass behavior isn’t going to earn him the Top Chef Title.

  8. Gina says:

    It’s my birthday today and I just got my first present…
    The Housewives Awards!! Wow how lucky am I? I’m 44 today and I STILL HATE JILL ZARAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Adgirl says:

    Top Chef (they really need to change the show’s name this season).

    Quickfire Guidelines: food had to be something that could be frozen and delivered by the quickfire sponsor. The bacon/eggy things would not have been good frozen.

    Angelo – I thought he was on fire at the beginning of the season. Now he is consistently on the bottom due to stupid choices. Hot dog buns? Really Angelo? I’m so dissappointed. There isn’t anybody to root for.
    Why can’t I like Tiffany? Something about her … dunno. She’s no Carla whom I ignored til midseason then loved. HootiWho!

    • JenD says:

      I think Kenny was good competition for Angelo. Eversince Kenny’s gone he’s been slipping…competition can bring the best
      out of you sometimes.

  10. Adgirl says:

    BTW- I hate Top Chef Masters. The judges are too nice to the chefs. It’s just a respecto-fest of ass kissing.

    And Padma looks awful this season. Tom is bored. We are bored.

    • Di says:

      Hi Adgirl,
      I agree this season of Top Chef is boring too. I think there was so much talent last season, it set up this season of more “normal” competitors for a fall.

      I have to disagree about Top Chef Masters though, I love it. I love watching the most talented chefs who deserve respect for their cooking abilities!

      Padma just had a baby and is still nursing, which may account for why you think she looks so “awful.” Those who had kids must know the first year taking care of a newborn, working off pregnancy weight and dealing with sleep deprivation can be tough. I think she looks great.

  11. Scorpiosue1102 says:

    I too like RHODC so far. I seem to like all the ladies except for Michaele and her tool of a husband Tareq. It’s still the beginning of the season so a lot can happen.

  12. shamrockblonde says:

    Great blog as always Lynn, and thank you! – I have always loved Top Chef – until now – the talent is just not there, and the love of cooking is nowhere to be seen – what it is very clear is that each one of them are out for themselves – game play and strategy rule the day, instead of their cooking skills – I’m lucky that I can boil water properly – truth be told I have been known to pour it into the kettle and then when the kettle whistles I know it is boiled – maybe that’s why I was always so much in awe of the talent on this show – this season? mostly I’m saddened by it – as for Chef Tom – even he seems anxious to distance himself from this motley crew of chefs – or are they cooks….

    loved the awards!!! – where was Rachel Zoe giving us the rundown on the red carpet hot or nots??

  13. jennifer says:

    I like Angelo!

    I think it’s funny that they show plp loving the dishes but then they lose and the players HATED ed’s dish but he won! Weird!

  14. JenD says:

    I’m sorry but i think Teresa can take Bethenny in a fight, Bethenny just have snark, but when it comes to physicality
    Teresa looks like she can whoop ass.

    • dumberries says:

      I agree Jen D. Bethenny would win a battle of wits, hands down. But, I think Teresa’s animal rage would give her the advantage if it came down to blows…

    • Kat says:

      Not if I’m with Bethenney! I really dislike T. 8)
      I do think B could outsmart T and make a clean getaway, otherwise you’re probably right Teresa’s rage may win. But being angry in a fight is a disadvantage. Poke T in the eye, yank her hair pulling her head down and knee her in the nose, knee her prized chuckie, and kick her kneecap. Elbow to solar plexus.

      I thought about that entirely too much. I’m really against violence. Really.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      I think Bethany is probably in much better physical shape and stronger than Teresa . The advantage that someone like Teresa has in a physical fight is the lack of self control. People like her don’t have a line where they know enough is enough, they are the types that need to be dragged off someone before they beat them to death. Teresa gets off on rage and aggression, it’s as essential to her existence as food and water.

  15. dumberries says:

    Sounds like Teresa’s rage at Danielle in the reunion sneak peak is much ado about nothing. I keep hoping the reunion will finally provide some juicy details about this never ending feud:

    http://blogs.babble.com/famecrawler/2010/08/26/insane-sneak-peek-real-housewives-reunion-what-made-teresa-guidice-try-to-attack-danielle-staub-video/#more-76538

    Have a good day all…

    • Anitabee says:

      I have a question.

      On the reunion teasers shown on TV/Bravo is Teresa screeching at Danielle; “Don’t break up my family?” or Don’t BRING up my family’?

      I can’t see Danielle breaking up Teresa and Joe. Joe doesn’t enough money for Danielle.

      Although Danielle is low enough to bring up Teresa’s children.

      • Squirrels says:

        Break up. What it means I have no clue.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        It is an interesting choice of words – Teresa is so self centered that I can’t see the remark aimed at the Manzo clan. Regarding Joe’s extra curricular activities…..maybe T doesn’t want to be confronted with those truths?

        • Kim Grandmatell says:

          Exactly. The clip on Bravo appears to be right after Ape’s screaming comment, and T. is saying, “I wanna know who she’s talking to” – hence, there is SOME ring of truth to whatever D. said that set her off.

    • Talk about responding completely out of proportion, much like the table-flipping.

  16. Quincy IL says:

    I so agree with Mario being the hottest house husband. He speaks Italian… and oogles women on the street. I loved his vows….

    Simon from Silex is great too, but not as handsome as Mario. Jason is too young for me. LOL…but he’s a hunk and a really nice guy.

    I like Vicki G’s husband. He’s a good guy.

    Chris Laurita is nice and handsome too…

    • JenD says:

      Having a handsome husband does not nothing for a woman, but having a good man period is everything. However both
      Simon and Mario seems to be great husband. I would think Simon from OC was a good husband also, but the show made him
      out to be an ass the last season…But he seems like a good husband and wants the best for his children and wife.

    • Had Enough! says:

      I nominate my husband. He’s the best. If the Ho’wives could meet MY husband, they would all be jealous of me!

      But Jason Hoppy would be my choice of the Househubs.

    • cusi77 says:

      I like Cat’s husband from The DC HW’s. I think he is handsome. But Mario has that “Je ne sais pas quoi” that makes him really hot!

      • TLM says:

        Cat’s husband, Jason (definitely best body!), Mary’s husband and Mario are my faves as far as looks. Re: being a good partner, Jason wins hands down.

        • TLM says:

          Oops, I did forget that Slade is very good-looking and a great body, despite his other issues. And Donn is a good guy as well. Man, I can’t believe how long it’s been since OC aired!! It feels like forever ago. Simon VK is definitely a good sport, is devoted to Alex, and takes all jokes about sexuality and fashion in stride. Least liked is a toss-up between Jim Bellino, Simon Barney and “Juicy” Joe Giudice. Most pitied: Bobby Zarin.

    • Kat says:

      I like Jason Hoppy’s calm grounded nature and sense of humor.
      Don is so humble and undemanding. He accepts Vicki as she is and her kids.
      Mario is hot.
      Simon VanKempon (sp) seems intelligent and confident enough in himself that he ignores male gender role sterotypes.
      I liked Slade at first blush but wondered why he and Jo were together. I don’t know about his motives but he is easy to look at.
      Jeana’s ex was emotionally and verbally abusive apparantly due to a TMI?
      Simon Barney seemed controlling and demanding.

      • dumberries says:

        I find it very attractive when a man is really supportive of his wife and his child(ren). So, Mario + Simon + Jason would be my picks. No matter what he looks like, if someone is not good to his family, I find him unattractive.

      • cdnfillie58 says:

        I have a different take on the Tamra and Simon situation..Tamra wanted out and created situations that made Simon look bad to the viewers. I believe she had someone waiting in the wings, couldn’t leave Simon on her own without looking like the hobag SHE really is…so got us viewers to turn the table on him and make him out to be controlling and demanding. Once she sensed the publics understanding of her (situation) she bolted. Wonder what all these idiots would be doing right now if it weren’t for us TV peeps.

        • Ali's Mom says:

          YES! You are so right. I always saw it that way too. I thought that Tamara had changed pretty dramatically in the 2 seasons and felt that Simon was just trying to hold on and bring her back to the woman that she was before they got onto the show. I think the show is responsible for the marriage break up. It all went to Tamara’s head. JMO.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          I agree, when the money situation changed for them Tamara was looking for a way out. Simon had good reason to be jealous, he wasn’t imaging that he was loosing his wife- he really was.

    • alicia says:

      I agree- Chris Laurita is very sweet. Also very patient to put up with Trashley’s nonsense.

  17. Wall St Lady says:

    Would some one tweet Trasha & tell her we were devastated to miss her this morning.

    Ask if she accidentally got her curling iron caught in her hair & not only burned 1/2 of her hair off but burned the Mc mansion up. But GOOD news the
    Mc Mansion was insured for $ 11 million !
    None of the little trolls were hurt & Juicy wasn’t home cuz he stayed at the pizza apartment cuz he couldn’t get a ride home.

    Other guesses as to why Trasha got dissed Today r needed !

    Go Girsl & Guys

  18. stlgal says:

    Did any of you notice that Teresa totally has the hots for Mario? He speaks better Italian than her native-born husband and is in good shape.

    Everytime she would bring up Mario when she was the guest blogger, she would drool!

  19. cusi77 says:

    Jill Z size 0??? My eyes!

    • Kat says:

      0 = 8 It’s Jill’s new math. Jill is just making stuff up.
      I did admire her ability to read blueprints though.

      What is a size zero? I’ve not met it, nor it me. Do I blame my Irish/German family for my physique or my diet? Still a zero seems so small as to not exist.

    • Quincy IL says:

      I think she spent the summer with the physical trainer and probably is looking pretty good right now for filming.

  20. Wall St Lady says:

    I like DC too.
    I always enjoy viewing the backdrops. I have no trouble understanding Cat ; I think its cuz I speak Southern. I think skinny Cat has a beautiful figure.
    I also love Marys cute figure & after 5 kids I think she deserves an award her husband is cute to me but then again I am a WASP too.
    Stacy explains one of her parents is white & that means she is mulatto & should stop pulling the black card. I thing her husband is an extremely supportive husband who has helped her career.
    Last I think it is cool Stacy went to Harvard Besides that she is as cute as a button.
    I am not crazy about Linda. For someone who critiques beautiful young women she sure has a huge but.Also I think her giant boyfriend is an ugly tool. But remember he said to the boys that Lynda could tell them how hmmm large he is.
    Last I hate the Salimis but not as much as I hate T& J.
    Risking our national security is a crime & I hope they do jail time. Putting on airs makes me sick. Owing $$ all over town is piggish. Missy is on adderal. Trust me I have sent plenty of people to reHab.

    That my opinion & I am sticking to it 🙂

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      I also like Stacie’s husband-despite the penile measureing thingy bob.

      Mulatto? Seems a little 1950’s… today there are so many children of mixed ethnic heritage, don’t you think it’s nicer to say “mixed”?

      And no I don’t agree with you about “the race card”.

      If Stacy self identifies as African American because that’s how she looks, and how she is treated by our society. I think she notices when she is treated in a different way than her Caucasian friends- despite who her parents are.

      JMHO…

      funny I DON’T like Mary and DO like Lynda. Don’t really know why they both have their pluses and minuses.

      Agreed that Mary’s husband is cute but why is no one talking about Cat’s ex husband?

      He can shiver me timbers! hunk a hunk of burning love

    • Kat says:

      About Stacey having a caucasion mother, is it still true that if you are any part African American you are considered African American? I ask because I don’t know if it’s true anymore. If so it is a thing needing changed.
      Stacey has a right to call racism if she truly sees it. It is a charged word and shouldn’t be overused but if you are caucasion you may have never felt it’s effects and may dismiss it too easily. Obama may be president but some people still would like him dead just because of skin color.

      I don’t mean to start a disagreement but a Harvard educated woman of African descent may have insights and experiences with racism that uniquely qualify her to call it as she see’s it.

      In Fremont Nebraska they passed a law that you can’t rent to or employ illegal aliens. The law was aimed squarely at Hispanics and many Hispanics here legally feel hated in that town and have been targets of crimes.
      The law has not gone into effect afaik and is being appealed.

    • TLM says:

      I thought Stacy said she went to Howard, not Harvard?? Does anyone know the answer to this?

  21. Kelly_Has_Big_Shoulders says:

    Yes Bring the Housewives to Miami!! Thats my hometown and were I currently live after living in Chicago for 12 yrs. A Chicago series would be cool too.

    • Anitabee says:

      I live in Chicago. I don’t want a RHOC series. The reason is Chicago Socialites really don’t exsist. I know Sugar Rutherford(?) wants to do it but other than her it leave a pock mark on the City. New York can afford it because that city is HUGE. Chicago at times can feel like a small town depending on the crowd you run with (Ha! Zarin!) or the neighborhood you live in.

      I want Chicago to keep its Capone mystique. I don’t want Bravo to come in and tarnish my town.

      For the record I love Chicago. I once got off the plane after a 12-day business trip and wept with happiness that I had landed at O’Hare. I got off the taxi and kissed the concrete sidewalk in from on my Condo.

      Bravo — STAY away from Chicago!

  22. Wall St Lady says:

    Wow I love HO wives !
    Don’t get excited
    Except Bethanny !

  23. Wall St Lady says:

    Kat probally cuz
    U r a lover & ur a winner

    • Anitabee says:

      OMG – Hell just froze over!

    • dumberries says:

      Thanks for the news Lynn! No apology or remorse, but a least the admission is in writing.

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!

      un-bweevable

      • Anitabee says:

        I wonder what all of Jill’s Trolls will do now that she admitted to being the evil disgusting lying manipulative Chaza that Lynn and my follower posters have been saying for months that SHE WAS AND IS.

        Hmmm…I wonder which troll/flying money will be the first to apologize?

    • Had Enough! says:

      I tried to post twice on her blog, after the reunion/multiple apologies/move on episodes. I wrote polite e-mails saying that I would have more respect for her and would be more likely to think her apologies were sincere if she would just admit to AmazonGate. My comments were never posted. I guess now I feel it is just too late.

      Jill Zarin is not someone I would ever chose to be friends with or hang out with. But I didn’t hate her when she was obnoxious about the car/cell phone dock (just on a little while ago!) or any of the other ordinary personal flaws that we all have. I started to hate her with the way she treated Bethenny and this book nonsense. She said she was going to redeem herself, but then she didn’t do anything that even vaguely resembled an effort to redeem herself. So just slipping it into a conversation now is just not cutting it, sad to say.

    • Kat says:

      From the article, “She had a bunch of different answers. My faves: “Everybody does it,” “I haven’t yet commented on that,” and finally “The reviews came from my account. That’s all I’m saying.”

      I still hate Jill Zarin

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      Unreal, but really it is her calling card. Deny, Deny, Deny…yeah I did it.

      • Char212 says:

        “The reviews came from my account. That’s all I’m saying” Is not enough for me. Jill needs to admit she wrote her own review and attacked Alana Chandler and apologize to her. It was a terrible thing she did to Alana and she should own up to it. She will never be anything but a low class, no class human being in my eyes until she does that.

        • Kat says:

          I agree. She hasn’t owned it yet.

          • TLM says:

            It’s Double-talk Jill. That’s all we heard for 3 freaking reunion episodes: “Are you KIDDING me?? Yeah, ok I did do that. But Bethenny, I LOVE YOU!!”. What BS.

      • icantstandthetoxicity says:

        This reminds me of the RHONY reunion show. Jill denied that she had done anything wrong then a few minutes later, she would admit that she was wrong. LOL

    • Need a Hobby says:

      Don’t totally hold all the presses on this one: Jill reportedly “admits” only what was already known and documented: the reviews—and don’t forget the posted comments to an established Amazon reviewer (Alana)—came from Jill’s Amazon account that’s under the name Susan Saunders.

      Granted, admitting the obvious appears to be a major step for our Jill. But it’s far less than a full admission that she actually is responsible for not just the reviews posted by that account but also the harassment and slurs against an Amazon reviewer (A. Chandler).

      Despite all JZ’s deflections and misdirections (“I’m not Samples.” No one said you were, twit) , it already was clear Susan Saunders was (one of ) Jill’s Amazon account(s). & if this report gets any traction on the net, expect another nondenial denial to be issued by Zarin HQ.

      Jill still does not admit actually being responsible or typing the words. Don’t worry, she’ll still blame someone else rather than own up to her own actions. For ex: Alex may have done a spiderman: yes, that’s it, Alex could have walked up the walls of Jill’s building, entered Jill’s apt through a window, used her superduper computer skills to pull up Jill’s amazon account on Jill’s computer and do the nefarious deed—just to implicate Jill. Don’t laugh….that makes just as much sense as Jill recently claiming that Alex started a “rumor” that Jill was a mean girl. Ha! Don’t believe your lying eyes and ears, Jill says, my documented words and despicable actions are just a rumor Alex started. It’s a wonder Jill doesn’t look like Pinocchio by now after all the whoppers she spins. And Jill’s “everybody does it” she’s used before, IIRC. No Jill, not everybody does it. As if that makes any difference when it comes to being responsible for your own actions. (Is that what you taught your daughter? That “everyone does it” excuses bad behaviors? Don’t think so. And you know little Gloria “never will be happy at last” Kamen wouldn’t buy that shit from you either.)

      Just an observation: Jill and Teresa both share common traits: 1) they are both sincerely and genuinely a couple of phonies, and 2) they both think the general public is dumber than Teresa.

      • Kat says:

        Wonder if Jill will say, “Just because I said doesn’t make it true.”?

      • TLM says:

        If Alex started a rumor that Jill was a mean girl, what destroyed her relationship with Bethenny? Did Bethenny just hear a “rumor” Jill was mean, or did the friendship fall apart because of Jill’s telling her they were “done,” refusing to speak to her, holding phone conversations with B with Luann listening in, and telling others not to film with her? Yeah, sure, it must just be a RUMOR that you’re a mean girl, Jill. And since you later admitted you never even TOLD anyone Bobby had cancer, but blamed B anyway, I think that makes you cuckoo as well. You said he was having “a procedure.” That could have been treatment for hemorrhoids for all B knew, and she assumed if you didn’t say anything further that you wanted to keep it private. Considering she knew nothing about what it was, sending flowers was a very nice gesture. What’s with this rewriting history that Alex started a rumor??!??? CUCKOO JILL!!!!

    • Need a Hobby says:

      BTW, a “nice catch” to both you and your “secret source.” 🙂

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      “Everybody does it”? “It came from my account”? Oh Jill you are so ignorant and I is just one of the too many to count reasons we HATE you…..

    • dumberries says:

      Thanks for the link Squirrels. Real City Housewife is too funny! This piece makes me laugh, even though I’m mad (at the G’s) at the same time.

    • Pat Johnson says:

      Can you understand why I just can’t take this anymore? Not only are they lying through their teeth, they expect to believed. On top of that, Bravo is offering them more time on tv? Where is the moral outrage here!

      These people are a couple of crooks and liars who are being held up as “stars”. It is more than difficult to sit here and analyize their behavior during a show when the truth is that they are both criminals to begin with.

      For The View, The Today Show, or even George Lopez to open their doors to these two hideous people is a slap in the face to the rest of us. They are being treated like “celebrities” for crying out loud! They should be in jail.

      • Kat says:

        Pat your Olivia is showing! 8)

      • dumberries says:

        Hi Pat,

        I understand and share your outrage. They are liars, crooks, posers, and drunk drivers. No redeeming qualities that I can see. I think they are mostly being treated as celebrity wanna-bes; they are usually the butt of the host’s jokes. I’d rather not see them at all – but I really do believe that have cooked their own gooses and will pay the price for their illegal and immoral activities. I might be counting too much on karma, but it usually comes through in the end!

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          It will come back around and get them when they least expect it – I do believe it with all my heart.

      • kats2 says:

        I’m loving Pat Johnson

  24. Wall St Lady says:

    The above Lynn link to ill also mentioned all the NY HOs. The article is a perfect example of how New Yorkers perceive the HOs they r viewed as jokes hawking their wares at C parties running around w/camera crews. The cameras exclude them from any A list function. Be sure to get the link for the Real New Yorker take.

  25. cdnfillie58 says:

    Ah…Chicago my FAVOURITE town…Rush Street, Erie Cafe, Japonais, Tavern on Rush, and last but not least the Michigan Mile…be seeing you soon again 😛 (wouldn’t mind a HW series of Chicago but I get what you mean Anitabe)

    • Anitabee says:

      There is a great little steakhouse called the Saloon Steakhouse on Chestnut a few blocks off the mag mile.

      It is a little secret only Chicagoans know about. Great Drinks & Excellent Food. If anyone is coming to visit, this is a fantastic place to go to.

      http://www.saloonsteakhouse.com/
      Don’t forget Desert!

    • dumberries says:

      Way to go Alex! I hope they use her a lot – good extra income for the family.

      Pssst Zarin: still think Alex has the figure to be a model, but not the face?

    • viki55 says:

      You can follow the links to the agency’s web site and see her portfolio. They is one picture with her in the same pink short suit & shoes she wore to Chicago Book Signing.

    • tuzentswurth says:

      OMG. JZ, Lulu, and KKB must sh*tt*#g bricks! Bethenny gets her own show, Alex gets a modeling contract, hahahahahaaa karma IS a bitch. The very people that the nut jobs thought they were so far above and tried to squash just keep rising to the top like cream. And duh, what? JZ has a bedding line??? How many of you have bought one already…….oh, none? Sorry. Betcha don’t have a Lulu’s hit song either……………and KKB, …..still wandering the streets in bad fashion with even worse accessories, smiling away.

  26. Had Enough! says:

    After all the drama this a.m., we need a good laugh, right? And here it is, courtesy NYMag:

    http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/08/the_times_gets_on_the_hoarding.html

    It is about an article in the New York Times about a hoarder, and the NY Mag piece quotes this section of the NYT article:

    “By 12:05 p.m., the apartment’s owner could enter the kitchen. He was pleased at the progress, but nervously checked each bag to make sure he was not losing things he needed. Among the items he insisted on keeping were a cotton candy machine, a toy trumpet, a near-life-size horse doll and a toilet seat decorated with seashells.”

    Food for thought: Is the Sasquatch the one exception to the rule that all press is good press?

    How could they resist? They couldn’t. So here’s the punch line: “We always knew this was how Kelly Killoren Bensimon was destined to end up.”

  27. Scorpiosue1102 says:

    Alex McCord signs with New York Model Management:

    http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2010/08/real-housewives-nys-alex-mccord-signs-to-new-york-model-management.html

    Don’t know if this was posted or not.

    • Noreen says:

      Wow – I went on the link to her new management company to view her photos and they are fantastic. She photographs beautifully.

    • Squirrels says:

      @kikilet HEY KELLY! Did you hear Alex is now represented by New York Model Management? Did ya? Huh?

      I’m so glad I got to rub that in.

      • dumberries says:

        Squirrels, would have been fun to be there when both Zarin and Kelly got the google alert on this one!

        • Noreen says:

          Oh, that would have been sweet! In fact, I think Lynn’s header for the blog is one of Jill’s “reactions” to something about Alex being a model during the reunion shows. God forgive me, but I hate that woman!

          • MAMAZ says:

            Poor Jill Zarin, she’s like the ONLY NY housewife that hasn’t done any modeling, lol.

            • Earring Girl says:

              If Bethenny is returning with her contribution to RHONYC and Alex has a modeling contract, I guess that is why Jill changed her twitter bio as “star” to “On Bravo RHONY”. I also noticed a few weeks ago in the write-ups I had read on her she was referred to as castmate or one of the housewives – how far we have fallen Jill Zarin! LOL

  28. Colibrimoon says:

    I like RHODC too! I don’t what is wrong with these people. That show is good. I love the undercurrent. It’s like Jaws..dadum, dadum…

  29. cdnfillie58 says:

    rut roh..I

  30. cdnfillie58 says:

    guess I should finish my train of thought huh
    any way I was gonna say I shouldn’t have checked the notify of new replies button again…my poor webmail 😛

  31. Kelly_Has_Big_Shoulders says:

    Well I love Chicago and think it has one of the friendliest people plus awesome history, beautiful architecture, Great Fashion, Politics, Great Sports town, Great Music town etc. I think a Chicago show will be a breath of fresh air. Thats just my opinion.

  32. Wall St Lady says:

    Kat the topic of what is African American & what is white goes back to plantation days. If a person had a drop of “black” blood they were at times legally considered “black”. My point is not that calling oneself self African American when one by definition is mulatto is antiquated & only separates rather than joins us. I applaud Stacy’s pointing out offensive actions or comments. I just wish Stacy would build a bridge & include me. I probably should have couched my earlier post better. BTW my closet friend in NYC is beautiful African American woman.

    • Kat says:

      Thank you for explaining the origins of that. I hope the practice is long dead.

      • truelifediva says:

        That practice is not dead, very much alive in this day and age. One drop rule is in effect. Case in point: Mariah Carey is a black woman, her dad is black and Venezualan (sp?), her mom is Irish. If you do the math she is 25% black but she is considered black. But harsh words like mulatto, half breed, and mutt should never be used. JMHO

        • Kat says:

          I’m feeling ignorant right now. I did not know mulatto was offensive.
          To me the 1% rule is destructive and archaic. It is stigmatizing and discriminatory . Why haven’t we moved beyond this as a society?

          • Rabble Rouser says:

            I didn’t know Mulatto was offensive either, I thought it would be the equivalent to someone being called Eurasian.

    • Kat says:

      WSL I meant no disrespect to you and I hope you know that.

      • IMJ says:

        You dont know Stacie’s life or her experiences. She probably feels a very close connection to being black. I dont think its her job to try to build a bridge in America. As someone of color, I can truly say this is one of the most racist societies that exists. We focus so much on race when we interact with one another that it becomes apart of our collective experience. Only people of color understand the amount and level of racism, discrimination and pure hatred that continues to exist in this country. Its not imagined, its very much a reality.

    • truelifediva says:

      Your earlier post pissed me off to the point of near tears and this follow up is a bunch of garbage. Quote“My point is not that calling oneself self African American when one by definition is mulatto is antiquated & only separates rather than joins us.” WTF?!?! you’re not making sense, you said she can’t “play the race card” because she’s mulatto and now you’re saying it’s an antiquated term. How about you not commenting on race at ALL!! As someone who hasn’t and never will walk in Stacie’s shoes, you don’t get to say what is hurt full to her. “I just wish Stacy would build a bridge & include me.” What does that mean? You are talking in circles. Your friend in NYC, do you call her mulatto or colored? Do you tell her to build a bridge and include you in it?
      I am a light skinned black woman. I get crap all the time from people who think I am less qualified than other races. I have had to sue a major retailer for discrimination in their hiring practices. I have at times had to “go off” on someone who spoke badly about black people in my presence and thought it was safe to do so because they assumed I was a Latina. I have had people use the “N” word in my presence and then say, “We don’t mean you, you’re not REALLY black.” I have had people whom I thought were friends suddenly treat me coldly after finding out I’m NOT bi-racial. I currently have a co-worker who has been harassing me for a few years because she doesn’t believe I’m “pure” black and considers me a mutt because of my complexion. To the point of questioning other co-workers to find someone who will tell her I’m half white, which I’m not.
      Do me a favor….. don’t use that word EVER again. You insulted the hell out of me and that stupid happy face made it that much worse. You came off like a biggot and your further explanation did not help. I want you to do some soul searching and think before you make comments like that again. Thank you.

      • OneMoreinBoston says:

        @ truelifediva

        I am troubled and saddened that anyone in our blog community would be “pissed …off to the point of near tears” and I sincerely hope that your anger will not stop you from reading and posting here.

        I regret that HD is no longer here, as her insights were valuable and I enjoyed her. She left because she predicted that she would have to take too much Peptol Bismal to read the postings on racial topics.

        I understand and empathize that you feel insulted. Your feelings are valid, because they are not happening in a vacuum, but as a result of a thousand little insults and papercuts.

        So…I’m nervous to jump into this fray but here goes (deep breath):

        Wouldn’t you agree that the whole “notion” of race has changed dramatically in the last 20-30 years?

        Wouldn’t you also agree that if the idea of race did not DIRECTLY affect you because you are in the majority rather than the minority, that it would be hard to keep up with those changes if you were not inclined to keep up?

        Terms such as “Mullatto” offend me and almost hurt my ears, BUT it was a term loosely used by my grandmother and her generation. Does that mean my grandmother was racist? Maybe…because she always pointed out the differences rather than the similarities between “us and them”.

        I guess my point is, does it make sense to hold someone to a standard of language today that was not the standard in their past?

        I don’t know how you would answer that, but I think it’s telling that there are other participants saying that they honestly didn’t know that “mulatto” was a racist term because at one point it was considered acceptable.

        I thank you for posting your feelings rather than dropping out altogether, and I hope we hear from you again.

        • Kat says:

          @ OneMoreinBoston~ Thank you for expressing what I could not. I don’t use Mullatto and have not heard it used in years, but back then it was not derogatory as far as I knew.
          And @ truelifediva I too hope you continue to post. I’m truly disgusted you’ve been subjected to and hurt from the experiences you’ve described.
          What some people say in certain situations reminds me of people who pick their nose while driving in traffic thinking they are in private.
          I have experienced some very ugly and hateful speech in the company of people who didn’t know I was a member of the community they spoke of.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        @truelifediva – sorry you were offended and understand why. Please know your opinions are welcomed, your feelings are respected and I hope you can educate when possible.

    • floridagirl88 says:

      From Wikipedia: Both before and after the American Civil War, many people of mixed ancestry who “looked white” and were of mostly white ancestry were legally absorbed into the white majority. State laws established differing standards. For instance, in 1822 Virginia law stated that to be defined as “mulatto” (that is, multi-racial), a person had to have at least one-quarter (equivalent to one grandparent) African ancestry.[4] This was a looser definition than the state’s twentieth-century “one-drop rule” under the Racial Integrity Act. This defined a person as legally “colored” (black) for classification and legal purposes if the individual had any African ancestry.

      There is more in Wikipedia if you want to read up on this antiquated racial classification. It is an odd theory that says 1% of something defines it, while ignoring the other 99%.

  33. Kelly_Has_Big_Shoulders says:

    WOW that is great News about Alex, the pics looks beautiful.

  34. Wall St Lady says:

    Canada thank you. My husband played semi pro baseball & we watch a lot of baseball. Unfortunately I have never seen women play.

  35. boston02127 says:

    ♥ Happy Anniversary Quincy ♥

  36. Wall St Lady says:

    Jenni r u back from your cemo ; hope u feel like joining us.

  37. I don't have my notes says:

    Hello everyone.

    Last night I happen to come across Bryan Gumbel’s “Real Sports” program on HBO, something I have never watched. It stopped me when he said they were doing a story on the Salahi’s and questionable polo charity events.

    The story goes on to reveal that they haven’t paid the bills for the events, that no charity has ever been named to receive the funds and that Mr. Salahi was once sued by his own mother for mismanagement of the family vineyard.

    Here is the link to the story:
    http://www.hbo.com/real-sports-with-bryant-gumbel/index.html#/real-sports-with-bryant-gumbel/episodes/0/161-august-17-2010/video/the-salahis.html/eNrjcmbOUM-PSXHMS8ypLMlMDkhMT-VLzE1lztcsy0xJzYeJO+fnlaRWlDAXsjFyMjKyMbJJJ5aW5BfkJFbalhSVpgIATuUXOA==

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      I saw about half the interview. At the end Bernie Goldberg (I think that’s his name) asked about the whole White House fiasco and Michelle handed the question off to Tareq and flounced out of the shot. It was all kinds of weird.

  38. I don't have my notes says:

    Sorry, that isn’t the whole interview but I’m sure HBO will replay it soon or you can find it on HBO On-Demand.

  39. Kat says:

    Squirrels you wrote a prologue and didn’t mention it? Details.

  40. Wall St Lady says:

    Happy Anniversary !
    Do u two hide the mower together ?
    I love love loved your fab hat story. I have a collection too but mine are mostly Scarlet O’hara types.
    God bless your marriage for many many more years !

  41. Noreen says:

    I just saw that Jill Zarin has a twitter picture up with herself, Ally and Patti Stanger who stopped in to kiss Ally goodbye (ugh!). Stanger: what a poor replacement for Bethenny in Ally’s life.

    • MAMAZ says:

      Patti Stanger makes my skin crawl. Poor Ally.

    • Need a Hobby says:

      There’s something about Stanger that suggests that anyone who has had repeated close contact with her should probably be on antibiotics, just to be safe. Maybe it’s because of her clientele and the skeevy folks she finds on Craigs list, I mean the final candidates she picks after a rigorous background check and thorough selection process.

      So antibiotics. Or perhaps rabies shots. Maybe both. I dunno.

      • Kat says:

        Rotfl. That was a perfectly unbiased objective assessment. You may have HW diagnostic and triage skills.

  42. MAMAZ says:

    Laura aka Just Done – What are they putting in the water out there in Jersey? Did you see that Buddy, from Cake Boss, BIL was arrested for sexual assault and child endangement? After I just said that was the only Jersey show worth watching! Of course he was a monor part of the show but still! Sheesh.

    • MAMAZ says:

      Minor part. I really need to ease up on the coffee. I’m tweakin’ here!

    • Laura aka Just done says:

      Not only that, but the minor he was accused of assaulting – it happened one town over from me!!! UGH! At least Buddy is cooperating with the prosecutors office, and the guy still can’t make bail. I don’t know what is going on in Jersey, but it makes me want to run!

  43. Olivia says:

    I admit to being in a rather “pissy mood” today but I for the life of me I just don’t get it.

    It rankles that Teresa is invited on these shows for any reason whatsoever. She has shown herself to be a lying, violent, bill avoiding cheat and yet she is treated as if she had just discovered the cure for “athlete’s feet” as she makes her way from one venue to another, false cookbook in hand, fibbing and procrastinating, then picking up a check along the way.

    Years ago there was a documentary made about one of Madonna’s tours and featured Warren Beatty who was “dating” her at the time. He appeared rather perturbed by the cameras recording her every move and made the suggestion that “perhaps life was not worth living unless done before the cameras” and I think he was spot on.

    Madonna at least had a measure of talent to offer and worked hard at creating an image and a brand for herself. But these fools are basically “plucked” from nowhere and when their intransgencies begin to surface their crimes are rather shocking to say the least.

    Why is this attention given to these “beauties” who do not have a sense of intelligence or shame and are totally unworthy of any attention whatsoever? It is not as if she has ever made a hit record or starred in a hit movie or even possesses a modicum of “talent” in the first place.

    It is equally disturbing to find that Lindsay Lohan will be paid 1 million dollars to tell us all about her “abuse” at the hands of the law. Outrageous.

    • Squirrels says:

      If Lindsay Lohan keeps true to herself, she’ll end up back in jail.

    • Had Enough! says:

      Olivia – when you are pissy, you are brilliant. I love your no-BS, call it as you see it, common sense analysis.

    • TLM says:

      The film was “Truth or Dare,” and Beatty was annoyed that Madonna still wanted to keep filming even when she couldn’t speak, due to straining her throat. She was ordered to not speak for maybe 24 hrs. Beatty said, “She doesn’t want to live off-camera.” I actually think this could be said of Bethenny as well. I think it works for Bethenny’s brand the same way it did for Madonna’s, and I don’t think there was or is anything evil about that, although both have been accused of overexposure. I think Bethenny and Madonna’s drives are very similar, both seeming to feel like they have a limited time to do things, and are trying to pack as much in as possible. And both had/have a lot to offer.

      Teresa I see as being in a different category altogether. She has never had anything to say, and unlike the other two women, does not have much business or other sense. Her book was written by someone else, and much like Jill, she has trashed interest in anything she might do with her bad behavior and lack of likeability. She is truly someone with 15 minutes of fame who tried to spin it into more, opening a lame website a la Lauri Waring which probably gets 5 visitors a month. It must be killing her that “The Situation” is making $5 million since they basically have the same job.

  44. Earring Girl says:

    I don’t know if this has been posted or not but I wish Kelly would just stop, stop, stop

    • Noreen says:

      And how phony – her style (micro mini skirs, torn jeans and bad hair) is so not chicos.

      • Melanie says:

        That’s were jill gets her size 0 from.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        she has probably been hanging around the boutique all summer and they finally said she could do her book signing to get her to leave them alone! Isn’t that an old book she is hawking? Guess between Jill and Bethenny she just keeps hearing book….book…book rattling around in her head.

  45. Wall St Lady says:

    Hadenough I left u a post on the previous blog. Ps u were right 🙂

  46. Quincy IL says:

    How did Alex Mccord become so beautiful? She was stunning at the reunion and in photgraphs of late, she is spectacular. Remember Season One? People were harsh about her hair and her teeth. How does someone improve that much in such a short time? I want her makeup and hair people to help me.

  47. jean says:

    I cant figure how to twitter. Could someone twitter bethany and tell her to have the last store she was in before her wallet was taken to check their in store video records? Also pretty soon alex will bypass Jill in her tweeter followers, once she becomes Jills next victim and now that she is on her way to supermodel….she already has more than kelly does and so does ramona. luman was the least followers i think. thanks ya’ll.

  48. jean says:

    I believe women get better looking as they get towards mid 30’s to mid 40’s when they peak and beyond that have to work to maintain that beauty. GO Alex!!! Jill is a has been(if ever she was with that big nose and ugly mouth) Also this past weekend she posted photo of her laying out in sun by pool in miami. Who is she kidding hiding her gut and thights with a blanket wrapped around her? I live in Fla and you dont sit out in the hot hot hot and humid sun for a tan and wrap your good stuff up.

    • Earring Girl says:

      LOL I saw that photo and I looked at how “puffy” she looked, her arms and around her neck. Florida sun at this time of the year is very hot and no one is wrapped in a towel laying out in the sun.

      • MAMAZ says:

        I don’t think Jill is a bad looking woman. But she looked better before she started dressing like a starlet. Her hair and make up are all wrong for her.
        LuAnn has an age appropriate hair style and while I’m not always fond of her statement jewelry, boots and one armed dresses at least she doesn’t dress like a teen. She looks like a lovely woman of a certain age.
        Ramona looked awful on S1 and must have hired a stylist since then because she dresses much better now. Less cleavage.
        Alex and Bethenny are younger and can pull off the long hair. And Bethenny’s style has always been very classic. She wisely avoids the trendy stuff.
        Even though Sonja is JZ’s age her small frame and delicate features also allow her to wear her hair longer. But she doesn’t do the extension, highlight stuff Jill has been wearing since becoming KiKi’s BFF. It’s not attractive on JZ or KKB. It ages them and makes them look desperate.
        I don’t think there is anything pretty about Kelly at all. Her skin looked course, her features generic.

        • Had Enough! says:

          I agree. I thought Jill was cute in the earlier shows. Cute hair cut, reasonable amount of make-up. She looked young for her age, fresh, and really so much more attractive that she did this past year. Ramona looked incredible this past season. She is only a year younger than I am and she looks 10-15 years younger. Whoever helped her to chose more elegant styles really did her a favor. Not only did her hair, face, and body look great but she wore fantastic clothes that really suited her. ITA with LuAnn, too. Especially about the one-shouldered dresses. But she has a style all her own and looks like she feels comfortable with her body and her look. That goes a long way. Sonja is all style. I mean she is just always spot-on. And Bethenny – gorgeous clothes. Just drop-dead gorgeous. She looks fantastic in them.

          Nothing the Sasquatch does can make her look good. She has an ugly nose, she’s leathery, the hair is terrible, and the body is just disgusting. Even her legs are going.

          • WindyCityWondering says:

            Being gawky when she was younger was probably Kelly’s moment in the spotlight. She seems to constantly try to recreate both the youthfulness and the carefree style of that time. Very said as that ship sailed a quarter of a century ago…..

  49. lillybee says:

    There is no way that Jill could put those DD’s into a size 0.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      It is a fake size 0 and she knows it! No amount of Spanx can get that tub of lard into anything in the single digit size zone.

      • TLM says:

        Jill is right…she is a zero. A zero as a friend, a zero as a writer, and a zero as a human being. Who the F cares what size she is.

  50. Wall St Lady says:

    Would some one twitter Trasha & ask why we missed her today ?

    • Laura aka Just done says:

      she’s going to be on Sunday at 7:20, she tweeted that earlier. I posted it on the other blog, you must’ve missed it

  51. Squirrels says:

    http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/reality-zen-with-jenn/2010/08/rohnyc-news-jill-zarin-is-not-taking-my-advice.html

    Ok, the backstory is Darrennyc who is Jill’s asst, posted still shots of Jill with a film crew. I don’t know what happened to him, though.

    • Melanie says:

      A shot has been fired across the bow of this ship.

      • Squirrels says:

        I’m guessing he got canned.

        • LynnNChicago says:

          Darryl has been banned from Twitter, he tweeted that he’d be taking a break from Twitter after he deleted the photo of Jill filming with her dog for Animal Planet.

          I’m SURE he did that at Jill’s instruction, but Jill is going to throw him under the bus

          • Melanie says:

            How unusual, she would never do anything so harsh to a” friend” would she? Oh yeah in a NEW YORK minute.

          • Need a Hobby says:

            Wow. Yes one can count on Jill to be the first to through her nearest and dearest under the bus.

            So first there was the interview where Jill said she expected to hear from Bravo within days IIRC re: RHONY Season 4, then the (Jill fed) Gatecrasher RHONY story, quickly followed by the tweet pics that showed JZ filming but didn’t specify for what show and what channel.

            Not the first time IIRC that Darren’s “leaked” pics of stuff that technically probably should have been embargoed…but previously it was all good with his bestest nicest sweetest boss in all the world. Guess not this time. (Bravo was not amused perhaps?)

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Maybe there is still time for Bravo to get out of negotiations with Jill….she just doesn’t get it – she will never have the following she had initially because she is a desperate, attention seeking poser and the lying never ends!

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      I would love to know who Jen’s moles are. She says they’re never wrong….good to know so of course I subscribed to her blog :D.

  52. kats2 says:

    Dina tweeted the following earlier today

    “.I’m telling u right now~NO ONE better mean tweet my mother. That’s just crossing the line. I’m talking to u tweethole bloggers #haveaniceday”

    There’s something about this bitch giving these orders that she is asking for moer attention.

    • Squirrels says:

      She was a fool to invite people to tweet her mom. Personally I have no intention of doing so, but you just know there are some who will take advantage just to get under Dina’s skin.

      • Kat says:

        Totally agree she was foolish to invite strangers to tweet her mother. I don’t have an account but have followed some nasty exchanges between twitterers. Be careful what you wish for, Dina.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Really that was a stupid thing to do to her mother, unless it is just another attempt for her to lash out for attention.

      • _therealmelissa says:

        Dina has such a misplaced sense of entitlement. She tells her 75,ooo followers to tweet her elderly mom one day, yet tells them what they can say? Doesn’t work that way, dear Dina.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        Seriously, it’s like she is taunting people to do it.

        Given her age and the digital divide, I seriously don’t Dina’s mother knows how to turn a computer on let alone tweet.

        Don’t worry Dina, we won’t tweet your troll account set up in your mothers name. Why don’t you use Teresa and Joe’s parents names while you are at it- they are use to people doing it- only in their case it’s to borrow money and extend credit.

        • dumberries says:

          RR, “Why don’t you use Teresa and Joe’s parents names while you are at it- they are use to people doing it”
          Too funny! (and very true about the older Gs)

  53. Squirrels says:

    a la KooKoo –

    “off to inspire my daughter to do her Math facts.”

    Could someone please translate Math facts for me?

    • kats2 says:

      I read that and felt both sorry for her daughter and as usual I had no idea what she is talking about.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        I am guessing but maybe “inspiring” in this case is really yelling at her kids to do their homework!

        • kats2 says:

          I just imagine some very off the wall conversation about numbers – “8 is better than the other numbers because it has curves and the other numbers are rigid and have sharp edges and it’s free to be you me.” Or Kelly won’t understand it and it will be a repeat of the pancake kitchen scene where the kid just wants to read the directions and make panckaes while Kelly goes off and acts like the kid.

          Same old crapola she spews. I feel bad for those kids.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      In elementary school they go over the lesson and then are given a supplemental handout that goes by the name of mathfacts. Or another name would be your math homework!

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        LOL- Kelly is so inarticulate she has this way of making herself sound crazier than she is e.g. Satchels of Gold, she is catholic- most holy and now “mathfacts”.

        It’s actually pretty funny to watch.

    • Laura aka Just done says:

      I responded to her calling her a “tool” because she claimed I misquoted her. I said I’m on twitter u tool – 140 characters. She blocked me! LMAO

  54. “The reviews came from my account. That’s all I’m saying.” Jill finally bites the bullet and owns up to it. After trying to lie her way out of it any way she could for months months. I had just got on Twitter when you broke that story- and I’ve been a fan of yours ever since.

    • She’s not owning up. She’s just setting the stage to blame it on Ally.
      Her next quote is gonna be: “Ally and Bobby know all my passwords. I can never remember my passwords because I forget everything. That’s all I’m saying.”

      • dumberries says:

        Or maybe she’ll blame Darren. Why not kill 2 birds with one stone? She’s already used him as a patsy for the press leak, why not blame him for hacking her account? Gawd I would hate to be that woman’s assistant…

        • Need a Hobby says:

          I still think she’ll find a way to try to blame Alex. ; )

          Regardless of the truth, Jill will not take responsibility and will blame it on anyone but herself. If she really didn’t do it, it would be easy enough to say: it’s my account but I didn’t do it & I’ve taken steps to ensure it won’t happen again. Instead she said, “Everybody does it.”

          • dumberries says:

            So true. She not only won’t accept personal responsibility and apologize to the reviewer who she systematically bullied, she tries to make it seem like standard practice. Gimme a break! How many authors write multiple reviews of their own book, write bad reviews of books because they don’t personally like the author, and harass/threaten legitimate reviewers. Zarin sucks (now more than ever)…

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Thank you ROH! Your blogs are really fun great insight! I never miss one I Love em! 🙂

  55. Squirrels says:

    Emergency Alert Service says major T storms on the way with 1/4″ hail and winds @ 60 mph. Get indoors my SoCal friends.

  56. Olivia says:

    Just got back from Target and am ready to rumble! There in the book section was Teresa’s cookbook and two women holding the book and exclaiming how “beautiful” she looks and is so “funny”. So I just ran into a pair of twits that are probably two of the Fruit Loop Brigade that send “we love you Teresa!” messages on a daily basis!

    They then proceeded to get into a friendly argument over purchasing this book, whether to each buy one or just stick with the one item and lend it back and forth. They then began to look through the pages for pictures of the “cute kids” and by this time my cup was overflowing.

    Just another nail in my “pissy” attitude toward these mediawhores who think we can’t get enough of them. To think that these two idiots also reserve the right to vote is also harshing my mellow!

    • kats2 says:

      Olivia I’m in a bad mood today too. But here’s my question for you please share what kept you from picking up one of those disgusting Chewy Guido cookbooks and hurling it at their heads?

      • Earring Girl says:

        @Olivia – breathe deeply, have a “Skinny Girl Margarita and kick back the day is almost over. Start fresh tomorrow!

    • Anitabee says:

      What u should have done is said to them that you read on the internet that those recipes actually are fattening.

      They would have dropped the book and run out of Target wishing they had never heard of Teresa “I-Shoved-Fuckfaced-Andy-Cohen” Guidice.

  57. boston02127 says:

    Hi all….

    I can’t believe Jill admitted to lying……She’s up to something. It’s not like Jill to be honest.

    Bristol Palin is going to be on DWTS.

    Heidi Montag’s nose is falling off.

    Kelly is still an idiot.

    My computer is going bonkers. 😦 It’s sparking at the plug. Ahhh!

    • kats2 says:

      Hi B!

      Take care of your computer! Without it we lose you and that’s just unacceptable.

      As far as the rest of the people you mentioned in your comments they can all go to hell. 😉

    • Kat says:

      Your electrical outlet is sparking?!!!! Unplug the computer. Yikes!

    • lillybee says:

      That doesn’t sound good, Boston, but it may be overheating. Try blowing it out.

    • Need a Hobby says:

      I wonder if it’s at all possible that Bravo, etc. has made it clear that they are tired of her bullshit games. Remember, she interfered with production of RHONY by trying to keep others from filming with B, she deliberately lied & tried to damage B’s reputation, popularity, career and her new Bravo show, she’s provided “anonymous” sourcing of BS media stories about the other HW’s & the show, etc.. In short, JZ’s waged a campaign of guerrilla warfare against Bravo, production co., cast, etc. (Then there’s the most recent media missteps of the last several days…she just doesn’t learn.) Maybe someone actually made it clear to JZ, as Jenn Sales has hinted, that “The network isn’t happy?”

      Who knows? But at least I’d like to think a chick or two may be making their way back to roost in JZ’s neighborhood.

  58. Wall St Lady says:

    Quincy. I was serious. My brothers time cutting the grass w/my arrival ; I love the smell & crave it. When I retire from Wall St (I don’t believe in retirement I plan to get a mower ,even though our yard is only an acre. What kind do u suggest. Buttt I will probably wear my Scarlet type hats.

    • Melanie says:

      I have the opposite feeling. The smell of cut grass makes me ill.When I was a teen we had an acre to cut and we had a gas mower it would take us 4 hours we would split up and my brother and I would be at each end of the front yard I’d push it to him-he’d take it to my Mom-Then she’d head back to me back and forth back and forth…NOT THAT I’M BITTER..I just live in the desert now and have rocks as my lawn.

    • Quincy IL says:

      Are you going to push it? I like the Honda brand. They are easy to start and light. I had one that lasted 19 years and all I did was change the spark plug, oil and sharpen the blades. I just called her mower, but I think now she deserved a real name.

  59. Jenni says:

    Thank you all for the good wishes yesterday. Am just going to be catching up on the New blog and comments since then now, but did want to say ASAP that your expresions of support are much appreciated…

  60. Wall St Lady says:

    Hadenough I left a response. I am 10yrs ur Sr. 🙂

  61. Wall St Lady says:

    Quincy getting veneers like Alex did (although at the reunion she denied it) takes 10years off ur face immediately. When I did it everybody thought I got a face lift. It costs as much as a face lift but only takes about 6 hours in 3 sittings. As for Alex’s hair its just a matter of spending an extra hour every time u wash ur hair to straiten her somewhat wavy & frizzy hair (in hot weather).My hair is exactly like hers except I am not as blond. I go to my salon for my color & cut & do the Tedious straitening myself. Alex is tall & beautiful & I am so happy she has come into her own bright light !

  62. TLM says:

    These are my somewhat random thoughts:

    JZ is a loser. I cannot believe Bravo asked her back.

    How can Danielle be so unfamiliar with The Sopranos that she calls Carmella “Carmello,” and thinks Carmella ordered people around? I never watched Sopranos, and even I knew she was passive. And that her name was Carmella.

    How is it that Danny P knew the Manzos were in Italy, and Danielle did not? Doesn’t Bravo tell her these things? Was Danny stalking them for her?

    Onto Jerseylicious (for those who are similarly masochistic):

    I don’t for the life of me understand what Gigi sees in that loser boyfriend, Frankie. Does she really want a lifetime of him sitting at a dining table smoking and yelling, “I WANNA EAT!” at her while she’s in the kitchen? Does he ever have any expression on his face other than that angry sourpuss? And on their romantic weekend, he had the nerve to say to her, “I just want to get this over with and go home”?? For the love of God, Gigi, you can do better!!! Why is this woman such a doormat?? Break up with him, G. You can still be friends with his mother. 😉

    Similarly, Olivia’s ex does not seem like much of a catch either. I can’t believe Tracy stood there listening to him tell HER the story of how he was going to cheat on Olivia and how Olivia caught him. Somehow, Tracy thinks this is a cute and funny story, and all she takes away from it is “how crazy” Olivia supposedly is. Olivia, I would thank your lucky stars that this loser is now Tracy’s problem and not yours.

    I really think Tracy needs psychiatric help. It is truly disturbing to hear anyone say they “prey on the weak” and that that is fun for them. Her vicious bullying needs to stop. Perhaps only a run-in with the law will do that.

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      Well, Carmella wasn’t just passive she was passive agressive. And I think Caroline is too.

      I noticed that when Danielle’s mind is racing her speech comes out a little garbled. Or when she’s emotional- like when she was at the private investigators homw and she told them the only clue she has about her birth mother is her “ethniticity” almost like ethnic and authentic got smooshed together.

      • TLM says:

        “Ethniticity” — I forgot that one!! I almost wish I had kept a list of Danielle and Teresa and their made-up words. It never ceases to amaze me.

        Re: Carmella, I meant passive in the sense that she wasn’t ordering murders or anything. She wasn’t the mob, she was married to the mob. Danielle is casting Caroline in a “Godfather” role, claiming Caroline told everyone to do what they’re doing and acting like she had nothing to do with it. In reality, Caroline disapproved of what Ashley, Teresa and Jacqueline did. She didn’t want anyone to have any contact with Danielle, didn’t want to be friends with anyone who was friends with Danielle, and wanted to avoid going anywhere where Danielle would be. She didn’t even want to discuss her. If Danielle has watched the episodes that aired, she should know this.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      I just saw the rerun a while ago. Danny says they went to Italy. Danielle is surprised, but then says she wouldn’t want to be on THAT cruise. So she didn’t know, yet she knows it was a cruise? I figured this was a little like a jet flying across the sky in a Bonanza scene — just a continuity problem. I suspect there are many more that we miss, but you guys are great at catching a lot of them!

  63. Obsessed with RH says:

    I have a question for anyone who could answer it. In those reunion clips we see Teresa shove Andy into his seat. Explain to me how Andy, who is supposed to be a Bravo executive could ever allow that foreheadless gorilla to continue to be on that show after she ASSAULTED him. He should have sued her so she could finally end up where she belongs, jail.

    It just amazes me that that woman is allowed to put hands on whomever she chooses (now I know where her daughters get it from), steal from everyone under the sun and continue to spend after it and gets positively reinforced for this behavior.

    I realize Bravo wants ratings, but at this point they’re completely condoning physical violence. The table flipping was one thing because she never touched an actual person, but the chasing through the country club plus her putting her hands on Andy is ok? I’m completely confused and disgusted by that beast.

    • Squirrels says:

      Agreed, she’s an animal and I don’t mean like a kitten. What I found equally disturbing is Andy telling Danielle to come back out, he won’t let Teresa touch her. He never should have allowed her to get into her face in the first place. His disdain for Danielle v. his adoration for Teresa is bewildering.

      • Quincy IL says:

        Could be a kitten. When I was a child, I found some kittens next to the forest. I was just about to reach into the nest, when my father saved me from the manx kittens. They would have torn me to shreads. Their feral kittens are mean. Who knew?

    • Kat says:

      Ratings imo explains just about everthing. Crazy sells. You don’t bite the ape that feeds ya, I guess.

      • OneMoreinBoston says:

        Maybe Danielle wasn’t asked back because some sponsors threatened to pull out when she was on. They may have balked at the sex video-it was SUPER graphic, hard core porn.

        And maybe they love Theresa? Or their brands do better when she is on?

        For the life of me, I just can’t understand it.

        • Obsessed with RH says:

          I can’t believe I’m saying this but I can handle crazy Danielle any day ahead of that neanderthal Teresa. Maybe Danielle is justified in going everywhere with armed security because Teresa will, if given the opportunity lay her hands on Danielle since we’ve seen she had no problem doing so to Andy, someone who is technically her “boss.”

        • dumberries says:

          I read that Danielle refused to use the lawyer that the cast had hired for group negotiations. Wonder if that is partly why she’s not coming back – money. I kinda think she deserves more money because she was the center of the show without the benefit of a supporting cast. Aside from the Italy episodes, she somehow managed to get as much air time as the other MLG tribe by pulling in Danny, Kim G, and her girls. I’m sure her name was mentioned 10x as much as any of the others too.

          • Need a Hobby says:

            That story was that Danielle didn’t join the others in a united front during the original contract for the show. That’s years ago now.

            And the HoWives of NJ have so many stories about this stuff. This summer a “former NJ housewife” allegedly told Rob of Popeater that the NJ HoWives from the beginning have been locked into 3 year contracts without raises or any renegotiation possible.

            I dunno, but if that’s true then they’re dumber and more desperate to be on TV than we thought IMO. So according to Rob’s source (who may be full of it or not), there are no new contracts until season 4.

            • dumberries says:

              There have only been 2 years of the show. Can’t imagine Danielle partnering up with the MLG negotiators more now than she would have for the first 2 seasons. My post was just speculation and guessing the answers to mysteries that will probably never be revealed, like we do about a lot of things – just for fun. Didn’t mean to give the impression that this was fact. Just “maybes” and “what ifs” and “I thinks”.

              • Need a Hobby says:

                Oh I don’t know either, just saying what some of the stories have been. What’s true, I dunno.

                My guess is if Danielle’s out for next season it may be because maybe the others have said they won’t do the show if she’s on. And perhaps Bravo also didn’t like being blindsided by the sex tape. And there’s the pending litigation, etc.

                Also, it appears the “drama” of the Manzos vs Danielle plot line has kinda played itself out. Another season of Manzo & Co. “not talking” about Danielle and Danielle going undercover just to get a sandwich doesn’t sound appealing. But then really none of it does to me.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      The clip of Teresa shoving Andy into his chair doesn’t look right to me. She shoves him quickly, but he falls slowly. Could it have been sped up and the last part slowed down to make it more dramatic?

  64. Scorpiosue1102 says:

    *****Top Chef filming Spoiler******

    Just read on Zap 2 It that the finale was filmed overseas in ……….Singapore.

  65. zoekayla says:

    Hi ladies (and Mr. Wall Street if you’re in the house)!
    I just finished reading yesterday’s blog…why, oh why can I not get to these in a more timely manner??? Simple answer – these are the “hell months” for me in my work. I had to jump to the bottom to get this is before you all head off to bed (which is when I’ll be down here after reading today’s posts).
    Yesterday’s blog was the best ever! Boston, Olivia, Squirrels, all of you were so hysterically funny in your snappy snarks. I was howling!
    I am visiting my son, his wife, and two of my four GrandBoys in Seattle this week. They don’t have cable…as employees of Microsoft they are computer geeks and view everything through the internet or through their Netflix, avoiding the evil cable providers. So…I will not be viewing RHODC tonight. Probably not a great loss, and the DVR at home will be on duty.
    As many of you mentioned yesterday, this blog has really blossomed into a real community. When you lift up each other, you lift up each of us. We may read it later, but we still appreciate all the kindness and intelligence evident on this site. Many of us, myself included, are dealing with health issues of our own or of those we love. This blog is a true respite from the many harsh realities of our daily lives and responsibilities.
    I was there on the hub, made the move, and will be here as long as Lynn keeps us going.
    Thank, Lynn, for the work you do and the wonderful blogs you give us as “starters” each day. You are truly a blessing to me!
    Oh, and by the way…I hate Jill Zarin even more now that she “admitted” the Amazon review came from her account.

  66. TLM says:

    The thing is, Teresa’s table flip could have potentially hurt someone. Glass and dishes could have hit someone in the face, or fallen on their feet. It was not such a non-violent act.

    I don’t like that the Manzos and others just write off ugly, vulgar and rude behavior as having “a hot Italian temper.” Not only does that insult all Italians, but it excuses violence and rudeness as being cute or funny. It isn’t. I honestly think Andy did not expect to be shoved by Teresa, and was caught off-guard by it. He looked a bit stunned. Knowing the history of this cast, I think bodyguards a la Steve Wilkos on Jerry Springer should have been on hand for this crew. Andy should not have had to jump in to protect anyone.

    I do think Caroline should have called Danielle a clown, but only because of her eyebrows. 😉 I’m wondering if Danielle got her money back from the bodyguard who couldn’t protect her from an 18-year old girl.

    • Obsessed with RH says:

      That is very true. I didn’t mean to downplay the table-flipping incident at all. It was just as bad as the shove. I was just surprised that since she wasn’t shoving a castmate, but an “executive” that that would have crossed a boundary, but I’m beginning to realize that Bravo has no boundaries and I think I myself may have to detox from this Roman gladiator-esque nonsense in hopes that they’ll return to a semi-decent cast.

    • Obsessed with RH says:

      I also completely agree with the comment regarding the Manzos/Lauritas/Giudices writing all violent behavior off as a hot Italian temper. As an Italian, I get so frustrated with that nonsense.

    • Quincy IL says:

      The table flip was awful, but Teresa became a star because of it. Now, Ashley pulls hair and she’s a star. It stared with Kim Z’s whig pull and has blown into Danielle bringing guns to the meeting with Caroline.

      Jill didn’t turn over a table, but she tried to destroy Bethenny’s career. Now, the Mazos take away Danielle’s chance for stardom. Everything seems to escalate.

    • boston02127 says:

      Danielle’s eyebrows are awful. They look like a serial killers signature.

  67. lillybee says:

    Has anyone checked out Amazon since Jill’s comment hit the news?

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      oh yeah… I get email alerts when anyone posts on the book. Brace yourself it is looonnngg:

      6-11-10 Jills Blog update: She said “J.Samples is not me on Amazon.” No, we never said J.Samples was, though some speculated. “SUSAN SAUNDERS”, most now know, was the pseudonym you’ll read about below that was found, via website investigators, to come from Jill Zarin’s Amazon account & was used to threaten negative reviewers and post positive reviews. No denial there.

      Former update: The website Zap2it just published a great article about Jill Zarin, the author threatening honest reviewers (including me, both here and in a private email threatening me and my cat as insane as that sounds), as well as the websites who busted her writing her own 5 star reviews. If you go to that website just search for “Jill Zarin Amazon-gate” and it should come up. I can’t post links here.

      Original update: much has happened after I wrote this review. As you will see in my comments section under my review, someone going by the name of Susan Saunders threatened to have my pet taken because of the bad review and also in a threatening email. Since then, it was uncovered by others that this reviewer was actually Jill Shapiro Zarin herself and she then, coincidentally, removed the 5 star review(s) she wrote for the book (all 15 of them, uncovered as family and friends). Someone took screen shots prior to deletion of her threat and five star review and it can be found on the website called RealityTea as well as many others. How the websites found out? She changed her profile name but forgot to change her personal information in her wish list from 1999 and beyond mentioning that she is the very Jill Shapiro (name when account was created in her maiden name before 99) with birthday November 30th (she just changed her birthday today on her Facebook) in NY NY mom of Ally Shapiro, wife to Bobby Zarin with many gifts for them added through the years and added family member David Zarin. (There’s more damaging info in my next update, below.) So I now know I was threatened by the author. After this, someone else (and later, me) researched any full name of the five star reviewers and you can see in their comments sections most were determined to be relatives and close personal friends via family pictures on the internet etc, (update: many were deleted after I wrote that sentence.) In all of my years of reviewing, I have never seen this happen or been threatened, much less by an author.

      Fortunately, although we are now up to 15 five star reviews erased to try to cover this, there is still proof of this on several websites such as gawker and reality tea. Look in my “comments” section under this review and you will find the comments by Susan Saunders. This was the account she used, created on or before 1999 when the first wish list items were added by Jill under her maiden name. The two items she reviewed (one 3 years ago) coincidentally, is the Real Housewives dvd set which she reviewed back in 2008 (this profile is not something new just created by a “crazy fan”, unless they knew in 1999 when she added the first gift for Bobby Zarin on her wish list, that she was writing a book in 2010) In her review of the Real Housewives DVD she said Jill Zarin was the only reason she watched the show and they’d better keep her on it, and you can also see where she reviewed this book the day of its release then erased the review after all this came out and she was busted. Interestingly, the only 2 things she ever reviewed. Trying to erase the evidence, did not erase this, fortunately.

      Now then, back to the original review:
      I assure you I went into this with an unbiased review. I did my research and read cover to cover.

      First, the relationships chapter basically relates that one should settle…IF he has money. Seriously??? That is a strong premise of the book in many areas…you should marry someone not who you love equally but who “loves you more than you love him”, you “should be in charge of the purse strings or you will never be happy”, etc.

      Ironically, on friendship in the book the author suggests that if something happens to hurt your friendship, you should ask for forgiveness 3 times. If that doesn’t work, you need to move on because the sin is on the person who wouldn’t accept your apology and you’ve done all you can. I agree with that. Yet it’s not hard to read about the main author (according to font billing size, Jill Zarin) being down right dirty to a friend who tried to apologize/discuss a predicament and was refuted coldly and rudely by Jill 3 times on camera. Interesting. The sin is on Jill. However, now that the book is out and there are book sales to be made, Jill said she now wants forgiveness for not forgiving (yes, confusing, I know). She is saying she can’t believe this friend will not accept her happily now that it’s convenient for Jill to befriend her again and Ms. Zarin mentions her “hurt” over that…Your book advice says someone in her shoes should move on, Jill. (she asked 3 times and now the sin is on you because you refused her outright tearful begging.) You said “We’re done” 3 times. Plus you called her a “moron” in an interview last week for asking why she was on speaker phone. That doesn’t show that you really want forgiveness, especially because you also said today in an interview that next year will be better without Bethenny on the show because she sucks the oxygen out of the air when she is in a room. Probably two reasons why she doesn’t think you are sincere. Just sayin. How can I follow this advice you write if you yourself think it’s bogus and won’t follow it or openly treat people not in a way a loving “mom figure” exudes to others?

      Also, she said in an interview that her daughter is only allowed to fall in love with/or date a certain category of person. I had a hard time with that one too. I don’t think that’s a loving Jewish mother who should, instead, just want her daughter to be happy and find someone who adores her, works hard, doesn’t cheat, doesn’t have addictions, and is a great dad and her daughter adores too? What happened to wanting that for your kid instead? But she isn’t even allowed to DATE someone like that if he doesn’t fit YOUR main goal on what you say will make her life “easier”? For shame.

      The book on bulldozing what your child wants in a mate in order to get what you want in a son-in-law, for example, from Lisa: “Of course, my kids would never let me fix them up — they’re still too young to be desperate enough to have their mother set them up on a blind date. But not to worry … I’m out there looking any­way. Who said I needed their permission?”

      I hate giving undeserved one star reviews so I had to see for myself if all I read about their “do as I say, not as I do” approach was true as everyone seems to note….because if they actually put together some advice that’s untried or they themselves don’t even believe in, it knocked the book down a notch. So I did research this.

      Now back to advice: Her dieting overview just isn’t healthy, nor does it really address the underlying issues of weight gain since she suggests pouring your drink on the food you don’t want to overeat. Not only would most in this economy not see the beauty of that (you COULD also ask the waiter to just box up half in a to go box before it’s served), but I can imagine this one when eating out. Don’t want to be tempted by the rest of your fries on that big order? Pour your glass of wine on it…money is no matter on what that costs…and let the waiter wipe it up, y’all! Wipe away before it gets on your dress! Zarin lovingly dubs the “empty your glass onto your plate or bowl in a restaurant diet” in the book as “Killing your food to stay thin”. I am guessing there won’t be a popular diet book to follow this one or waiters across the US will retaliate, as will all the 5 star restaurants who have to clean all those white tablecloths after Zarin’s food-killing-eating-out suggestion. Bad manners, unkind to waitstaff, disgusting for fellow tablemates to observe, unhealthy eating advice.

      How to attract and nab a man? Zarin says it’s not gonna happen unless you wear bright colors. I kid you not. Give the readers some credit here that they are a notch above peacocks or fish because:

      1. Ms. Zarin, I respectfully beg to differ. Inner beauty should be worked on first since a mean, negative, dirty and spiteful person dressed in hot pink isn’t gonna fool anyone. If all you had to do to woo someone was to distract them with bright colors then women should wear glitter and all men would be hypnotized. Silly.
      2. Angelina Jolie wears mostly black. Enough said.

      They are so adament about color that the book says you should NEVER wear black, ever, to anything. Yet everytime they come on tv to talk about the book, one of the authors is in solid black. I don’t get it. Do THEY buy into anything here?

      Some of this stuff simply makes no sense to an educated reader.

      The book is actually very negative though as well. The authors fight amongst each other and use personal stories to illustrate points…all which seem to be laced with martyrdom. Because of this, I don’t feel it an appropriate motherly pleasure to read or gift..

      I wanted to find this warm and loving but it seemed more like a doctrine in many cases that isn’t loving and could be detrimental on several levels. Not to mention it’s been widely reported that it’s for show rather than actual advice the authors themselves believe. Too, the one who worked on getting it published billed her name in larger font size on the book than her mom’s name which was kind of supposed to be advice mainly from her mom, Gloria. Although the book denotes advice from all 3 authors, Zarin notes that it is garnered from all her mom taught her and her sister and then all the writing was compiled and put together by Zarin’s sister, the third author. I would have expected her mom’s name to be billed largest, or her sister’s because of this, yet the name “Jill Zarin” is about 3-4 times the size of mom or sister on the book cover…Ah well…I guess this book isn’t meant to be seen as an equal effort by the 3 writers.

      Or someone just feels a bit more “special”.

      I’d say be leery and don’t make your daughter marry a rich guy she isn’t attracted to in spite of this advice. If you marry for money, you earn every penny of it because it won’t be easy in any other way other than financially. And learning to eat healthy could be a better skill than wasting wine and the half of steak left on your plate. Nor is it very classy to do that practice in public or at dinner parties. And don’t put out a book and publicly do everything important in an opposite fashion than you preach.

      Now there’s some advice backatcha. 🙂

      Also, don’t look for insights into Zarin’s show in any way herein or the public drama we’ve seen or heard about. It’s not here. The book concentrates on the 3 author’s experiences not what you see occuring now.

      The book price was cut more than 50% after one day (and this is a hardback cover too) after the advance reviews in the papers were out and the book was actually found prior to it’s release in the discount bookstores and now the publisher has dumped what they are already forseeing as an “overstock” of what they printed on the Overstock website. I looked and it is indeed on the Overstock website which is normal to go there after the book has been out for months–but when it happens 3 days after it’s release, while the authors are still doing publicity book tours, the price is sure to go down more—I’d advise waiting if price matters in this economy since the publisher is already expecting to have a large overstock from it’s first printing by the looks of dumping it there after 3 days. I think readers have a bit more clarity than was initially expected into this being filler material rather than eye-opening and believable, I’m sorry to say and that’s the REAL secret.

      Ok, to be fair I’ll add some positives: It goes into good detail teaching the Jewish religion to those who may not know, and does give you a glimpse into the lives of the authors, and is a bargain price for a new hardcover.

      And a final update? At the website thedailybeast Jill asked the REPORTER to post a glowing review under a pseudonym. This was before “Amazongate” ever happened. She reported on it.

      I already have my proof that Zarin is Susan Saunders. Now she says she isn’t some random other reviewer? Red Hering. The name on her account was SUSAN SAUNDERS. And so she says she isn’t J. Samples? What did I tell you months ago? That she would probably create another account after the Susan Saunders Amazongate was uncovered, bring attention to it by beind crazy, (which happened under the J Samples name all over the net) then say “I am not this second account, J. Samples”— but never address nor deny the original account, Susan Saunders?

      • OneMoreinBoston says:

        Oh forgot to add-it’s from A. Chandler, so some vindication for her, because she was really ripped into for her review.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Karma, sweet, sweet Karma! And when it is done with Jill let’s hope it goes directly after Teresa………

        • Laura aka Just done says:

          LOL WCW, I just checked Overstock for Skinny Italian. Yep..there it is for $13.

          We think alike 🙂

  68. Amber...Real Wife says:

    Obviously violence is encouraged and praised at the Guidice household. From the karate lessons we viewed, we realized that wasn’t for self defense. Those girls will attack first and the lessons are strictly for refining their skills.
    Their mother is an animal, who cannot control herself when she becomes angry. She’s like the DestitutionWhoreHULK who is so green with envy. The father, the little pimp in the thimble, is shown threatening his family and the hotel concierge, but doesn’t attack. However, we see the females in the family, yelling like banshees willing to draw first blood anywhere.
    How did JuicyJoe get so lucky? He probably ponders this nightly as he brushes Theresa’s hair on her back, oops I mean down her back, and bandages her knuckles that have scraped the pavement while she walks. But he’s got a sense of humor, as he married her!

  69. MickeyMouth says:

    OK, WOW, watching DC and Michaele looks sickly skinny. She has actually gained weight since this scene!

    • boston02127 says:

      Just got done reading all the posts. I don’t understand why Jill is bringing up the Amazon thing now. She’s up to something. Also, A size one! HA, in forth grade maybe.

      I’ve had the NJ show on while I was reading, Kats2, I think you’re right about Jacqueline and Ashley. Jac really cuts her off and Ashley has nothing now the Danielle fight is over. Did anyone notice when Ashley realized she was rude to her mother it was Ashley’s b/f who whispered to her what to say to her mom in regards to apologizing. What’s wrong with her, why can’t she speak?

      Logging off & unplugging. Kat, reading that link made me nervous.

      PS-Jenni, I hope you feel well. You’re in my prayers.

      • Kat says:

        Boston I wouldn’t want anything bad to happen to you or your computer. Electrical malfunctions are dangerous. I am guilty of being over cautious sometimes. I don’t mean to cause angst I just want you to know what potentially could occur.

    • TLM says:

      I agree. I think Michaele needs to gain 15 lbs. at least.

  70. Quincy IL says:

    Did Jill admit that the account of Susan Saunders was hers during a discussion at the Hampton’s book fair? She was very upset and went home.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Sounds like she might have dropped her guard and let something slip at the library event. If so, why is it just now coming to light?

      • Need a Hobby says:

        Wasn’t the library event like last week or so? Look at the online publication where it was noted. It’s not exactly TMZ and that tidbit was presented merely as an amusing and illustrative anectdote. Not as hot news that anyone (in its audience) would seriously give a shit about.

  71. Kim Grandmatell says:

    Does anyone else love Kim G’s 1985 prom dress that she wore especially for the reunion?

    • Earring Girl says:

      Money Can’t Buy You Class, My Friend!

      • Squirrels says:

        Ah, but it can buy you ass, which is what she’s done with Tom Murro. There is a red Mercedes awaiting him with a nice big bow.

        • Earring Girl says:

          Yeah, I saw something about a car for him on her twitter. I had to stop reading her stuff it was making me feel “wonky” inside?????

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Her dress is a great color for her – at least she doesn’t look like a tacky sofa, a street walker, a popped grape or a raspberry tart.

    • _therealmelissa says:

      The dress is so-so, but I would like the necklace she has hanging on her neck. I don’t think that is a Guidice faux special.

      • TLM says:

        For all the money she has, I think Kim G has no taste in clothes. The best she ever looked was when she was in black and yelling at Danielle from the steps of that restaurant. But why does her hair always look so matronly??

  72. lillybee says:

    Now we know why she was there for only a few minutes.

  73. MickeyMouth says:

    Quincy 33 years! I am only at the Ramona anniversary – time for a renewal huh! I told my hubby and he said, cool the Rolling Rock anniversary! The man cracks me up, lol. In case you are wondering http://sabbra.com/33.jpg . We have a weird sense of humor in common 🙂

    Congratulations and here’s too many more wonderful years together!

    • Quincy IL says:

      I do have a weird sense of humor. I am actually a lot like Bethenny in how quickly my mind works. I think I have even had a Jill or two for temporary friends. LOL.

      • MickeyMouth says:

        So – DITTO for me.

        I really edit myself. I have typed out a response and then deleted it. Sometimes I just need to see it concrete, but not neccessailry heard, if you all know what I mean 🙂

        • Kat says:

          I do the same thing, write a response, read it and question how it will be percieved. I have deleted many.
          Sometimes my replies seem so serious when my intent is irony or humor.

      • Squirrels says:

        I think you have a great sense of humor. You make me laugh each day and that’s good for my soul. So, in case I haven’t said it before, thanks Quincy!

  74. boston02127 says:

    Back…The plug for my lap top has been acting funny for the past couple of months, I’ve been having to balance it diffrent ways to keep my computer going. Well, now it’s split and it sparks and makes a little noise. My b/f couldn’t believe it when I showed him. He said it’s arking. I’ve never heard that before. He said not to use it and he’d pick me up a new plug. He left (he’s on 3rd shift this week) he was gone for about a half hour and came back with black electrical tape and taped it up, and said I know you won’t listen.

  75. boston02127 says:

    bollocks– A highly flexible term commonly used by the English. 1. something rubbish 2. a falsehood or series of lies 3. something great 4. the best possible 5. testicles 6. exclamation on making a error.
    * I had to look it up.

  76. AZ Girl says:

    Watching HWODC and I am a fan of Cat’s. She tells it like it is. The Sahali’s are so fake and are social climbers in the worst degree.

    • Squirrels says:

      There is a way to get your point across without belittling people though. That said, it seems the rose is falling off the stem between the Salami’s and the rest of the group and we’re only what, 3 episodes into this?

    • TLM says:

      Cat grates on me. The combination of what she has to say, and the sound of her voice, both make me want to hit the mute button.

  77. Squirrels says:

    Anyone wonder if we won’t get to see the Teresa flip out on the first Monday? Will they make us wait?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      IMO we will suffer bleeding eardrums on Monday but the real stuff will be in part two!

  78. Earring Girl says:

    If this has been posted sorry: RHNYC Alert: Bethenny is NOT Returning for the Fourth Season!

    http://www.celebritybeehive.com/blog/bethenny-is-not-returning-to-rhnyc-nooooo.html

    • dumberries says:

      Thanks Earring Girl!

      The article is from 2 days ago and since then there have been many other articles claiming that Bethenny is definitely coming back (so much conflicting stuff swirling around). I’m going back to my original plan and that of @kats2 = waiting until the cast is officially announced by a Bravo exec, or until I see the promos for the next season. P.S. I’m holding on to a glimmer of hope that Kelly will NOT be coming back…

  79. CdnFillie says:

    Holy cannoli…anyone know if I can uncheck the notify of follow up button..my webmail inbox is getting flooded and I can’t keep up with deleting??? I Know it was a dumb thing to do but really, that button shouldn’t be available, certainly not for this dumb blonde canadian 😛

  80. CdnFillie says:

    Try this again, I’m trying to post something but I keep getting
    Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that! huh???

  81. OneMoreinBoston says:

    So the rerun of that horrible last RHONJ episode is on.

    Caroline specifically said I will make a promise you- I will give my word if you drop the charges WE’LL STOP. Um so isn’t that admitting that they’re the instigators?

    • Squirrels says:

      They are all duplicitous in this sham of a “reality” show. Personally, I still think Danielle won that battle. Caroline lost her cool and had no other ammunition but to head down the insult lane.

      • dumberries says:

        Danielle definitely won that battle, imo. She listened to Caroline, didn’t call Caroline any names, and only left when Caroline resorted to childish name-calling because Danielle refused to agree to the “small favor” Caroline requested. I agreed with Danielle’s rationale for not dropping the charges and believe Caroline was totally arrogant in asking Danielle for any favors. She was, in fact, asking for a huge favor from someone she will not even acknowledge. And, of course Danielle walked away – she had 2 choices – stay and start acting like a child herself or get the hell outta dodge.
        BTW: Danielle’s retort to being called a clown was silly but hysterical; it was the only time I smiled during that whole dark episode.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Caroline is a fair actress – she really got into the character, unfortunately for her, Danielle wasn’t following the same script. It has been three and a half against one all season and IMO Caroline thought she could control her family….but Danielle knows them differently and exercised the only option available – she left! And she did zing Caroline with the clown comeback!

          • Earring Girl says:

            IMHO – Danielle won two times – with the clown remark and the “message” to Teresa about styling her children. I smile everytime I think of it 🙂

  82. Earring Girl says:

    Did anyone watch Project Runway tonight? It was the best ever – Tim really got his underwear in bunch and went off!!!

    • Squirrels says:

      not yet. still waiting for it to come on. 9pm west coast.

      • Earring Girl says:

        @ Squirrels – It will surprise you in the end – no more comments from me. Let me know tomorrow your thoughts. I may have to call it a night if my computer does not get better.

    • _therealmelissa says:

      PR was terrific. I love the new 1.5 hour format, because it gives a chance to see so much more especially in challenges like the one tonight. Finally he got to say what needed to be said to Gretchen..and the others. (Because they let her get away with it.) Always have loved this show….

      • sugarmagnolia10 says:

        Oh, Gretchen! She is a bit pushy! She’s always up in everyone’s business, making judgement calls. She was soooooo wrong last week! And this week too…..no me quero

        • And Casanova, so misunderstood from the beginning, (and still reeling from his Dolce and & Gabona) pants,being sliced and diced for a projecti, has played catchup, finally got it together after a major DIVA moment. He just needed some love and support. And sweet Peach, mom everyone that every elese (other thab april )wants to throw under the bus, came through in the end. I love this dynamo woman who can be counted on in the end to throw stunning well made dress together with little details and have some room left over to help the others. She is the teamate everyone needs in the homestraight. Love Peach. Never a snark. Concrats to them They also take contstructive critism and move with it, and dont’ let it get in their grilll.

  83. Olivia says:

    Week 4 of the DC Housewives and I hate them all! What a bunch of phonies! Kiss, kiss, hug, hug, I love you, love you! Crapola! Then they spend the following segments bashing each other into the next state!

    Cat is absolutely loathesome. You have to question just who the hell she thinks she is. She must to patterning her atrocious behavior after Princess Margaret who was reported to behave exactly the same way and with a drink always entering or exiting that mouth. Has she appeared happy at any event so far? No. Nothing seems to interest her beyond chatting up some hairdresser or make up stylist to further her obnoxiousness. Hate her.

    And Mary. Does this woman have any other emotion in her arsenal beyond the blank stare? And she “does not talk about other people”? Come on! That’s all she does when not planning or throwing a party for somebody no one has ever heard of! Love you, love you! The dialogue needs some assistance here in the worst way. Calling Neil Simon!

    Is there anyone more annoying than Michaele? All she does is “squeal” with delight at everyone and everything in front of her. I began to lose track of the number of “love you’s” falling out of her plastic face but the constant wiggling and jumping up and down is usually reserved for someone say around Milania’s age? Just saying.

    Tareq is a solid pain in the ass, hands down. Don’t know what his gig is but he sure pours it on like a bucket of suds with the “kiss kiss” stink himself. Still can’t quite get a handle of whether they did or they did not crash the Black Caucus event but really, who cares at this point. Is this going to be discussed ad nauseum for the remainder of this awful series? Bring on Kim G!

    My least favorite, and one I am sure is going to upset some here, is and has been from the beginning, Lynda. Is it me or does she remind you of Joel Grey in “Cabaret”? Did she tell her plastic surgeon (and I have a feeling that we may be looking at facelift number 3 on the Hit Parade) to model this surgery on Joel just to appear to be more “cutting edge” perhaps? We know that Michaele has optioned Barbie and Lynda just loves originality. This is one woman who is going to make Jill Zarin come across as Betty White as this season progresses.

    Stacie is the only remaining member of this ensemble who can still make up for these phonies if she would just stop reminding us that Obama is president. We get it!

    To give you an idea of how boring this whole thing was, I found Jimmy Fallon doing impressions on Larry King and lingered there for awhile knowing I was not going to miss much of the backstabbing rudeness which is played out in just about every segment. Horrendous.

    Bravo must be running out of venues to film when “grape stomping” store bought fruit is considered an afternoon of fun. Looking forward to Mary’s next charity event which will find the same faces gathered together with the stylists, make up artists, and hair dressers gushing over this “madcap crew” of idiots.

    There must be something wrong with me in that I have yet to kiss kiss my dentist, hairdresser, gynecologist, or grocery clerk. Thinking of trying it out on the mailman tomorrow to see how it flies.

    Kiss kissm hug hug and love you all!!!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Couldn’t find the enthusiasm to watch RHODC so I watched Burn Notice – which I did enjoy! These housewives are too bland, too boring and too banal for me. But I know I will get an outstanding recap here and comments that will be insightful, witty, snarky and that will cover all the bases.

    • dumberries says:

      Olivia, something tells me you’ll be getting your mail on-time everyday, including Sundays!

    • jillz68 says:

      My take on Mary is that she is always a little sauced. I think she hits the Oasis wine quite frequently to take the edge off.

  84. Earring Girl says:

    Does anyone think we need a new blog? I have shut down, logged off and my computer is at a crawl.

  85. OneMoreinBoston says:

    @ Olivia-

    U r truly 1 of a kind.

    last night when I couldn’t sleep- I almost got up to turn on the computer to ask you to explain to me again what hot dogs were made of. But instead I just laid there grinning up at the ceiling like complete loon.

    love, love, love you
    kiss, kissm, hug hug , love you back

    proverbially 😉

  86. lillybee says:

    It is best not to know what hot dogs are made of. The only ones I eat are kosher ones.

  87. CdnFillie says:

    You know what, I’m watching the “sit down” again on RHNJ..I’m thinking Caroline came out better than Danielle, at least up until the clown and garbage part…and really the way Danielle was spouting off made no sense and had I been Caroline I would have flipped a table at her or yelled at her to shut her piehole..I do that when someone frustrates me 😛

  88. Squirrels says:

    HA! Bravo is advertising HoWives on DVD. Like they don’t replay this stuff 24/7? Geez Louise.

  89. Olivia says:

    The bottom of the “proverbial barrel” has been reached:

    http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/08/exclusive-maury-brings-peace-real-housewives-tv-stars

    These ladies would be willing to show up at a wake if that cameras would be there.

  90. Wall St Lady says:

    Hey Onemoreboston. U r the best. I worry that u r trying to carry the weight of the world. U r so super intelligent u just can’t help wanting everybody to be as “perfect”(Virgo curse)as u. Please give your self a break. Few have your dedication.
    I appreciate your post but it will take me a long time to really digest it. You r the best Big hug. Fellow Virgo

  91. Earring Girl says:

    @Olivia – I think the problem with DC housewives is that the filming was done last year (2009) and most of this stuff has been in the papers (I live in DC on Capitol Hill) and has been discussed to death. When you go to the resturants or anywhere in this city they were talking about the “Salahi-Haw” and what they did and why they are not in jail, blah, blah……. I did not know anything about the other women so to me I find this interesting, I have seen Paul Wharton at different social events and he seems like a very likeable person. I can understand your feelings about Stacie mentioning Obama so much but he had just come into office in January 2009 and I guess it was still “new” to her. I have not seen tonight’s show yet because I watched Project Runway. I cannot stand Cat and she will really have to change her attitude in the coming weeks before I will warm up to her. I hate to say this but I think Mary is a closet drinker she just seems drunk to me all the time and worn out. My favorite person is Linda, she reminds me of a boss I had years ago when I worked for Amtrak. She even favors her to me and she just says what ever is on her mind. I have to go it is on now.

    Remember to breathe!

    • Olivia says:

      It is pretty obvious that these women barely know one another. The only connection I caught was Mary and Lynda had apparently been friends at one time but Lynda hates Tarek or something and though she still “loves and worries about her” (gag me) they are losing touch and gnawing away at one another’s ribs.

      Mary’s connection to Michaele was that Michaele once sold cosmetics to Mary before Tarek, a fact that she has casually reminded everyone often enough. Don’t think they were ever “friends” but at least can claim they had knowledge of one another prior to the show.

      Bravo’s idea of throwing these ill suited people together is not working for me. Perhaps if they were just filmed separately and within their own milieu it would make more sense. All this series does is cast a group of unknown women, all unknown to each other overall, and hope to squeeze the drama from the impossible interactions.

      For me, DC is leading Sominex in the snooze department.

    • I think Mary is a drunk too! Lol. So I’m not the only one who noticed.
      Disagree with u on everything else. But we r only 3 episodes in. My opinion may change.

  92. boston02127 says:

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  93. emt2 says:

    I think Mary is a closet drinker, as well. She seems very unhappy and very needy. But she seems like a nice enough person. She reminds me of girls I went to college with. lol

    I thought Stacie’s family story was heartbreaking–her father doesn’t even know she exists but Stacie seems so unscathed by it all. She has a nice energy about her.

    Tareq is gross.

    Lynda is really strange. Is that her younger boyfriend who had breakfast with her and the kids? How did they meet?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Earring Girl says:

      @Emt2 – I had never thought about Mary being unhappy before until I read your comment and I notice tonight she mentioned again about having children young and living with her parents in the beginning of her marriage. She also mentioned having children young in the first show and Linda made one of her “catty” remarks about Mary getting married and having children than she said something about having children and getting married. I will have to watch these shows again and get it straight.

      I thought tonight was good, they were talking about the sneaking into the Black Caucus affair and even though it was in the papers after the “White House” mess I never had heard anyone that was there discuss it before. I have been to the Black Caucus affair once when Bill Clinton was President and it is serious business with the tickets. I worked for Smithsonian and we had installed an art show from Howard University for the exhibit floor and we received tickets to come to the affair that night and were told to be sure to have those tickets or we would not get in and I know Secret Service does not mess around.

      The whole mess at the farm was interesting because from what I read Tariq & Michaela were not allowed on the property and that is why his mother had called the newspaper because they were trespassing on her property. Were the police called also?? That house that Bravo shows that looks like a mansion is not their house that is where his mother lives and when they were there before his father died they were staying in a guest house on the property. I think she made them leave the guest house and they live some where in Viriginia that is close to DC, I have to go back and read up on this again because I have forgotten a lot of this. I just heard the other day that all of the grapes in the vineyard had dried up on the farm and that Oasis is not producing any wine. That whole grape stomping scene was just what Cat called it “Bollocks”and in my speak “Phoney as a $3 bill”. For some reason tonight I was truly beginning to like Cat because she was calling a “spade a spade” and I like that. I don’t understand why the Salahi’s are trying so hard to impress people.

      I thought the scene with Stacie and her friends talking about her mother and her father was very interesting. I will have to see all of the shows again and really listen carefully because for some reason all of them seem to not be speaking clearly. All in all I enjoyed the show tonight and I hope it gets better even though it is slower than the rest of the RH shows.

      • dumberries says:

        Good post Earring Girl – I enjoyed the episode too and appreciate your input with locale-specific experience.
        -I had no issues with Cat tonight – she seemed to be more direct than rude. I probably would cushion things more than she does, but I would be cushioning the same feelings.
        – To me, the meal with Lynda and her kids and Ibon seemed natural and there was a good vibe there. Enjoyed it.
        -Mary is clearly altered all of the time, imo, but I like her so far. I think you and emt2 may be on to something – she’s doing the midlife “what-ifs” and may not be as happy as you’d think given all the good things she has. Hopefully, she’ll figure it out.
        -Michaela was scarily thin, overly skittish and her husband is just a buffoon – nothing new there. I’m embarrassed to admit a slight admiration for their sheer guts in crashing these high profile events. I’m a bit of a risk taker myself (but not under false pretenses). You’ve gotta have a brazen set to keep getting away with it. They are wrong and should be stopped, but the security procedures are as much to blame when these two lame brains can keep getting away with it, imo.
        -Stacie seems interesting and doing some real soul searching when it comes to tracing her biological origins. Her story is complicated and interesting, imo. I’m rooting for her and want to learn more. I didn’t care much about NeNe’s search or Danielle’s search – but I care about Stacie’s story….

        • Quincy IL says:

          I always wanted to adopt even though I had three babies of my own. I wanted to help children who needed parents and a family. It seems that many adopted children are unhappy about being adopted and need resolution. I didn’t think open adoptions were the right answers in the past, but I’m beginning to think that children in that situation might benefit from knowing even if they can’t forgive those birth mothers.
          What the adopted children don’t realize is that in this society a pill or procedure can eliminate the “problem.”
          The bio moms are actually good people when they carry risk their lives to give the child life. I guess all adopted children should have guidance from the mothers who adopt. Some obviously, are not receiving that guidance.

          • WindyCityWondering says:

            Adoption is very rewarding – my youngest is adopted and he has known since he could understand the concept. He is happy, well adjusted and we are so blessed to have him!

          • Kat says:

            One of my grandmothers was an unwed mother. She later married a man who adopted my mother. My grandmother later divorced that man. My grandmother is now deceased. My mother doesn’t know anything about her father and when she went to get a copy of her birth certificate they wouldn’t give her or let her see the original certificate. It was sad. Just access to his health history and a few facts would be nice.

      • Had Enough! says:

        I don’t think Dirgham Salahi has passed away. I google searched for obituaries and news articles and found nothing. He has been ill for a long time. I think he is 84 years old. One of the fights between Tareq and his mother was about her wanting to put his father in a facility that could care for him, so perhaps he has Alzheimer’s.

        The Salahis do not live close to DC. They live about midway between Linden and Front Royal in a subdivision called Mosby’s Overlook Estates. That is about 65 miles west of DC, out 66. Large homes on 1.5-2 acres go for as little as 200k. Before people freak out at my saying “as little as 200k” remember that closer in to DC, 200k might get you a 1 bdr condo and in DC, probably nothing at that price. A home like that in McLean (ooh la la territory right on the Potomac) would be close to 2 mill. Whereas anyone who knows the Linden/Front Royal area would know that although there are some nice/large homes/properties on the backroads, the area generally is full of rural poverty. Run-down buildings, a few discount stores, and not much else. Front Royal may be the gateway to the Skyline Drive but it is the armpit of Warren County. It is a dreary little town.

        • I just saw something on TMZ about the old man being on his death-bed, or critically ill.
          He’s still alive & kicking, at least as-of yesterday.

          • Earring Girl says:

            @Had Enough – Thanks for the input as I said at the time of all of this there were stories going around and everyday it was different. I have to go back and read up on it agan, I was sure I read that the father had passed and I also thought I read that the Salahi had a town house in Virginia close to DC. Thanks and I will get back to reading this saga again. I like to report things that are facts. 🙂

            • Had Enough! says:

              Could be that the Linden house is actually in foreclosure and they are renting closer in. Hard to believe that they could get a mortgage in this environment, with their bad credit.

      • emt2 says:

        good post!

  94. lillybee says:

    I don’t think Mary is a closet drinker. She is a drinker plain and simple. She had a glass of wine in hand when she was talking to one of her younger daughters in the afternoon.

    • Squirrels says:

      If she is, why the hell would she put her business onto national TV thereby being held to scrutiny. I just don’t get that.

      • dumberries says:

        I noticed that Mary seems altered a lot of the time too. Booze or pills, I’m not sure. She may not recognize it herself and just thinks it’s normal. For some reason, the Rolling Stones song “Mother’s Little Helper” pops into my head when I watch her. I don’t dislike her, I just think she gets by with a little help from her (mood altering) friends. Haven’t seen tonight’s episode yet on the West Coast, but her husband seems nice and appears to have the same kind of helpers.. JMO.

        • Quincy IL says:

          Mary reminds me of the 60’s. On TV, the rich came home and immediately poured the drink into the glass. Remember “Bewitched?” Samantha and Darren were always drinking.

      • Scorpiosue1102 says:

        I agree Squirrels. It just doesn’t make sense, if she was a drunk, to go on a reality show. I’ve always thought that she’s just calm. Who knows.

        • dumberries says:

          I agree. It is hard to understand. If Mary is altered, she might agree to be on tv for the same reasons as some of the others. Think Kelly, Teresa, Zarin, Danielle, Lynne… They either don’t realize what they are, or they think they’re crafty enough to fool millions of people. I don’t consider Mary part of that lovely group. But, if she does have a problem, she too may be unaware or doesn’t think anyone will notice…

        • Earring Girl says:

          IMO – I don’t think Mary is aware of how she looks, remember in the first show she brought wine to the Xmas card photo shoot. A lot of women start drinking just to deal with the day and they always have a “buzz” on and are not even aware of it.

          I guess it’s like Teresa in season one of NJ spending money like a fool and now all of her business has come back and slapped her in the face.

          • KellitaM says:

            Needing to bring wine to the family photo shoot was a little red flag to me that maybe she is a problem drinker or has a dependency.

  95. emt2 says:

    Mary is drunk and slurring her words. wow. I feel bad for her.

  96. Squirrels says:

    Completely off topic, but important –

    Keith Olbermann discusses Net Neutrality. It could change how you receive internet. Think about being held hostage.

    • Kat says:

      This is a really important issue. These corporations would love to regulate content and access and this should not be allowed to happen.

      • Squirrels says:

        The fact congress wants to allow them to go the way of the Oil industry and big banks is a complete outrage!

        • Earring Girl says:

          Thanks Squirrels for this info I will pass it along to friends and family. Yikes!

        • Kat says:

          I think the USA is becoming “owned” by corporate America. We may become one nation under Google or Microsoft if people don’t pay attention.

          • Squirrels says:

            Yes, therein lies the problem. When I found out that internet providers/cable tv, etc. are second only to the pharmacy co’s in lobby money, I was shocked.

          • viki55 says:

            I think perhaps you are looking at it the wrong way. This country was built on free enterprise. The problem you are referring too relates to corrupt politians. It is the governement making a move to “own” everything. Car Companies, Mortgage Industry, Banks, Utilities, Health Care. Net neutrality is just the latest attempt for control. It is called socialism, it has failed everywhere it has ever been tried and leads to the death of millions.

            • Squirrels says:

              I respectfully disagree. The FCC is here for a reason. Conglomerates are fighting the FCC in order to build tiers of service which many will ill be able to afford. It’s not free enterprise, it’s gouging and will only get worse. Allowing internet/cable to police themselves is akin to the big banks. Nothing will be done with the consumer’s best interest at heart. capitolism seems to only benefit the top 1%. Can Congress explain to me how the small biz owner win’s in this?

            • Sha2000 says:

              Corporations have earned our distrust (any doubt Google BP & Gulf of Mexico)& I choose the people I elected over greedy invisible CEO’s any day. Free enterprise YES, but not at such a high price as we’ve seen w/the banks, BP, health insurers, etc, etc. REGULATION, is the only answer, we have more malls then anywhere & have invented &perfected advertising…there is *no* such thing as an American Socialist (more advertising BS from the Tea Party which was created to earn $$$$ by Dick Army) ***we are capitalists-dem or repub*** it’s in our dna!
              Good points Kat & Squirrel!
              (PS. Love Keith! )

            • Jaycee says:

              No it is not socialism or the government and politicians running this country. It is corporations that run it like the oil companies, banks, health care providers. The government is just the puppet having its strings pulled by big business.

              • Sha2000 says:

                It is corporations that run it like the oil companies, banks, health care providers.

                EXACTLY.

              • viki55 says:

                Sad, very, very sad. I fear for my country.

              • tuzentswurth says:

                The corporations own our politicians. With the recent BS Supreme Court decision that a corporation is a person……..wtf…..this will get even worse.

            • jillz68 says:

              Can we keep the politics out of this blog please? I follow politics as well but come here for a
              little respite from the serious or irritating REAL news.

              • KirksvilleMo says:

                Jillz28 I was enjoying the discussion because I was able to understand it and appreciated the views.I am always searching for a clue about what is happening politically in news ,on blogs,message boards,even FB.
                I came late in my interest and I’m not as we say here the “sharpest tool”in the shed and most of it is over my head.
                We are allowed to discuss anything respectfully so bring it on.
                If anyone has a good online source for political info/discussion please share.

  97. dumberries says:

    Hey Mickey,
    Just 10 minutes into the HWDC here in California. You are so right. Michaela looks so very skeletal at the opening party. I agree that she has probably gained a good 10 pounds since the episode was filmed and looks much better now (even though she’s still a skinny bones jones). I think she’s skinny by nature, but there’s nothing natural about how she’s looking tonight…

    • Earring Girl says:

      @Dumberries & Mickey – she looked stressed to me because they were trespassing on Tariq’s mother property. I started to feel sorry for her and than I stopped. 🙂

      • Squirrels says:

        It seems to me that for Mary, reputation is everything. Add to that she doesn’t do confrontation well.

        • Earring Girl says:

          IMO- that’s why she is “buzzed” all the time it helps her get through her day.

          • dumberries says:

            Mother’s little helper. I didn’t realize until I was 35 that my mom had a lot of “help”getting through the day without looking any deeper than the immediate task at hand. In her day, it was Valium. Nowadays, there are so many legal options to numb oneself, it boggles the mind…

        • Quincy IL says:

          She seethed, but didn’t explode. I give her credit for that. She knows how to return volley in that verbal battle. If I had to pick a team, she’d be my first choice.

  98. A. Chandler and Kismet says:

    Looks like when Zarin got caught off guard she threw out every line she had ever practiced and wound up admitting it.

    That’s the closest thing to an apology for the racism and cat nabbing incident but I will accept it with gratitude and update my review shortly to thank her for finally admitting the crime. Whether she meant to or not, goody goody goody she finally did it!

    My dog high-fived me with paws this morning in vindication she is not a cat. Well, that’s what she got out of the story. I didn’t want to correct her.

    • JazzNightOut says:

      You deserve much more than you got, but I agree it is the best you can get from Jill Zarin. Glad Kismet sees some joy in it. LOL I applaud your integrity throughout this entire ordeal.

    • Quincy IL says:

      BTW… that is so insulting to a cute puppy… How dare she call your pup a cat?

      • Char212 says:

        I agree that you deserve much more then that Alana. You deserve a proper apology. You’re right though, that’s probably all you’re going to get.

        Did she think that just saying the review came from her account that we would think someone else did it? I find it insulting that she thinks we are so stupid and will believe anything she says.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Thanks for sharing! All the things that Jill did/does will catch up with her eventually and it is nice to put this one behind you.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      A. Chandler and Kismet, I too applaud your integrity like JazzNightOut. What a long and drawn out fiasco and for what? Jill could have just added it to the list of things she has to apologize for, instead she dragged you through this long ordeal. You’ve come out on top, as everyone always knew that you would!

      • I’m sorry but I don’t trust Zarin’s, “The review came from my account.”, one bit.
        It leaves way too much wiggle-room.
        My bet is that she knows that she can’t blame Ally again so this one’s on Bawby.
        How about, “I did it.”?
        Funny how she says, “The review(s)”.
        So-she’s referring to the Susan Saunders, bad reviews of Bethenny and others?
        No mention of the poison-pen email to A. Chandler.
        This Amazon incident, in my opinion, is the main thing that Jill has to own-up to.
        She kept her mouth shut at the re-union, and bit her tongue & admitted to a lot.
        She explained that, (unlike stupid Kelly), that she did not know that Bethenny was expecting a baby, and except for the bad book review, she stopped being mean to her as soon as she found out.
        I think you guys are letting her off the hook too easy, although I guess there is a chance that someone else used her account, because she told them to?

        • LynnNChicago says:

          I don’t think anyone’s letting Jill off the hook, regardless of her attempts (that we know are coming) to blame her assistant, husband or daughter, the bottom line is that she is responsible for everything that happens with her account.

          No, she’s not off the hook, but as Alana said, I think this is the best we can hope for from Jill on this subject. Her response of “everyone does it” was obviously taken from Andy Cohen who gave Jill an “out” by researching and discussing famous people who’ve done it in the past. No, it certainly does not excuse her behavior and the threats and name calling haven’t been addressed either.

          She’s not off the hook in my book, she should have owned up to this months ago! It could have been buried and gone by now.

          • Olivia says:

            It is just not in her DNA to ever admit to any wrongdoing. Which makes Bravo’s decision to bring her back even more galling.

            She can lie, undermine, and falsify yet she is still considered a “star” within the galaxy of Bravo’s dubious “stars” who essentially do the same.

            Bravo should be considered one of the most ethically challenged networks currently in business. And that includes Fox for heaven’s sake!

          • Good point Lynn that she is claiming responsibility by saying that it is her account.
            The thing I cannot understand is that she admitted every single other thing, except this.
            I hate to say it, but maybe there is a reason why she’s being cagey about it?
            Like maybe it was Jill & Darren, or Jill & someone else, so this is her way of being responsible?

    • Anitabee says:

      Alana, I am so sorry for everything Jill put you through. I hope you felt the support that came from hundreds if not thousands of people on your side.

      I wish that all of Jill’s flying monkey’s that attacked you for months would apologize or simply leave you alone for ever.

      I for one hope that Bravo does acknowledge this incident RIGHT NOW when they are casting S4. Jill Zarin did threaten to harm an honest reviewer and her pet. And admits it!

      Who does that? Oh yeah, Serial killers do. No wonder her and Kelly are BFFs.

  99. Wall St Lady says:

    Morning Miss Daisey !

  100. Wall St Lady says:

    TGIF

  101. Wall St Lady says:

    Is it for sure our little ape will b on the Today Show on Sunday ?

    • JazzNightOut says:

      LOL “our little ape.” Don’t know, but I am sure she will be tweeting soon if she is to appear anywhere in this world in front of a camera.

  102. Had Enough! says:

    How fake is Missy Holt aka Michaele Salahi? Absolutely not one word out of her mouth is true, except that she can’t ride. Cheerleader? Hah. The woman is a major klutz. She has no sense of rhythm whatsoever and is exceedingly awkward. Her little model strut with Paul Wharton – ridiculous. Bouncing up and down and twisting her hips and torso like a little girl pretending to model. Exactly like Gia Giudice. Then the “dancing” in Paris, completely out-of-time to the music, tossing her head straw mane around like she was in Flashdance. Then that little ass-around for Tareq. “We still got it going on” she said. Um no. You never had it going on.

    I have been wondering why she didn’t use some of her alleged megabucks to get that beak fixed. Now it dawns on me. With the beak and the teeth, she bears a resemblance to the less-attractive members of the Kennedy clan. She’s probably waiting/hoping for another Kennedy White House so she can sneak in again.

    Andrea Rogers is calling her Con Artist Barbie. Love it! Grifter Barbie would work, too.

  103. It bothers me to have to admit that Danielle won at the sit-down.
    Caroline let her guard down and it went down-hill from there.
    Calling Danielle a “clown”, was a good-one, but it didn’t accomplish her purpose.
    Danielle said that she wanted, “dignity & respect.”
    Caroline offered Danielle respect. Then she took-away Danielle’s dignity by calling her a clown.
    If she had it to do all over, Caroline should have asked Danielle what she wanted to drop the charges.
    Also-the bit about Ashley defending her mom. Caroline wasn’t there, so she really doesn’t know what happened.
    Caroline has a cold way of dismissing people, “her eyes were dead.”, “They are socially awkward.” and I hate to say it but as long as Teresa doesn’t do anything personally wrong to Caroline or her family, she’ll probably defend the Giudices ’till the end.
    And as far as the guns, I’m willing to bet that the body-guards were retired State Troopers, or ex-military, or cops.
    In New Jersey, all you have to do is pick-up the Yellow=Pages© and under “drivers”, you see ads for armed bodyguards. They are licensed to carry guns.
    I had to hire one to drive me somewhere in a snowstorm once & they explained it all to me.
    I actually recommend hiring these dudes for anyone who has a stalker, or crazy ex.
    You never hear about them because their job is to prevent trouble.

  104. Wall St Lady says:

    U mean Dung a ?

  105. boston02127 says:

    Did anyone else notice on the NJ reunion show, at the table when Ashley realized she was rude to her mother that it was her b/f that told her how to aplogize her?
    He whispered to Ashley what to say to her mother. When she repeated it to her mom, the b/f then whispered to Ashley to go hug her and she did. What is wrong with her, why can’t she talk?

    • Olivia says:

      Her “acting” includes only two responses: shoulder shrugging and eye rolling. Anything beyond that requires a stretch outside of her capabilities.

      • TLM says:

        Ashley has nothing to say that doesn’t involve whining and smirking. She never once believed her mother was in danger; she admitted on the show, “I think Danielle’s a bitch and that’s why I did it.” Doing this was her sad attempt to gain acceptance from the family which she had a rough relationship with. I don’t know how her boyfriend can stand her; I get the sense she’s on his last nerve. I wish to God both he and her family would kick her out.

        • Yeah I noticed-that & the scene where Chris tells Derek to tell Ashley to keep her mouth shut irritated me a lot.
          I didn’t take that as Ashley being stupid so much as Chris & Derek being macho and it offended me.
          Up ’till this episode, I actually liked Chris, but he lost me there with that garbage-even if it was an act.

    • Squirrels says:

      Yes, in one breath she say’s I’m 19 and I have my own thoughts and ideas. Next, she asking for Dear Abby advice on what to say to her mother, even mentioning she doesn’t know if she’ll remember his advice word for word. All 10 words.

  106. Had Enough! says:

    Some more tidbits about the Salahis from a NY Daily News article dated 11/27/09:

    Their house is (was at the time) in foreclosure. The house is 4,000 sq. ft. She told Washingtonian Magazine in 2004 that she owned close to 300 prs of shoes. They were living out of hotels. Their Maserati and Aston Martin had been repossessed. (Hmmm….could it have been one of these cars that Lolly Amon’s friend allegedly stole? Maybe Tareq made up that story to cover up the re-po?).

    I read in another article that they were being chased by the homeowner’s association for unpaid community dues.

    I just checked the Warren County VA real property tax records and their name is still on the property. They haven’t paid the property taxes due on June 7, 2010.

  107. Wall St Lady says:

    FLASH FLASH FLASH New Scoop !

    Trasha & Juicy & tribe
    Have A NEW HOME
    (complete w/pictures !)

    http://mobile2.wsj.com/device/article.php?CALL_URL=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704913704575454030016803298.html

  108. TLM says:

    Countess Luann is scheduled to appear on the TV Guide channel on Monday for the Post-Emmys Fashion Wrap show. From Lawrence Zarian’s blog: “this year my stylish dream team will consist of Real Housewives of New York City’s Countess LuAnn de Lesseps (“mah friends!”), hairstylist to the stars Kim Vo, Project Runway alum and designer Nick Verreos and celebrity stylist to the stars Jen Rade.” *****Emmys Red Carpet Fashion Wrap with Lawrence Zarian
    Monday, August 30 @ 8/7c on TV Guide Network*****

  109. Wall St Lady says:

    We will know it’s totally over when the Emmy s have a reality category. Then we will know for sure its just acting !

  110. TLM says:

    Does anyone else see the irony of “Hurricane Danielle” coming to the East Coast? These are from actual news articles:

    “Riptides could be headed to Jersey Shore because of Hurricane Danielle”
    “Hurricane Danielle is expected to churn up the surf along the Jersey Shore even though it’s far out in the Atlantic…Forecasters say the surf could perhaps remain rough into the middle of next week.”

    Yep, that coincides with the reunion!!!

  111. Wall St Lady says:

    I can hit it & it works.
    The picture is the point. It shows a Mom & Pop baboon w/their big red bottoms exposed w/their babies who also have big red ugly buts. The family is in their new home at the Brooklyn Zoo. The author notes that these Baboons big red ugly buts r always exposed & the family licks each others buts. It reminded me what ugly a$$es the Guidices r & that they too may be behind bars soon.
    (I don’t know how to paste pictures on my bb)

  112. Wall St Lady says:

    Dung ella & Caro lying ?

  113. TLM says:

    Gee, couldn’t have seen this one coming (sarcasm). What an idiot. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/25/heidi-montags-breast-impl_n_693671.html

    • Quincy IL says:

      I bet they were so heavy that her back and neck hurt every day.

    • Squirrels says:

      Is she blaming her deceased Dr? The last line mentioned he knows his work, he knows everything. He was already dead by the time of that interview, so was she saying he knows he harmed her, even from the grave?

  114. TLM says:

    Story on lunatic in need of serious therapy, Heidi Montag; Text below. This idiot actually originally said she wanted to have a size “H” cup for “Heidi,” and that she was sad she could “only” have a size G. And she didn’t realize the only job this would leave her qualified for is a porn star? Or that it would make it hard to find clothes? Or that she couldn’t work out? And, if she was so “obsessed with fitness,” wouldn’t those issues have occurred to her long before she skipped into an OR to have 2 watermelons implanted into her chest? I think intellectually, this places her somewhere between a tree stump and a slug. Too bad she can’t find a surgeon to do a brain transplant.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/25/heidi-montags-breast-impl_n_693671.html
    ***************************
    Heidi Montag wants her old implants back.

    Montag, the former ‘Hills’ star turned plastic surgery spokeswoman turned sex tape star says she wants her huge, G-cup implants, which she got late last year, taken out. It was her second breast augmentation. At the time she said she wanted to go still bigger, and that she hoped to be an H cup.

    No more. She gave an interview to Life & Style saying she is still in severe pain from her many procedures and that she feels “trapped” in her body. The press release is below.

    “I’M DESPERATE TO GO BACK TO NORMAL LIFE AGAIN” – HEIDI MONTAG TO LIFE & STYLE

    Just one week after the untimely death of her plastic surgeon, Dr. Frank Ryan, Heidi Montag sat down exclusively with Life & Style to tell-all about her plastic surgery regrets, revealing that she wants her outrageous G implants removed.

    “I’m desperate to go back to normal,” she confides to Life & Style. “I’m downgrading and going a little smaller, to a D or a double D.”

    More than nine months after she went under the knife on Nov. 20, Heidi says she is still in severe pain and her body has not gotten used to the over the top boob job. “I have major anxiety about it. I was taking painkillers but they weren’t working so I stopped. It hurt either way,”

    Besides being unable to hug her four dogs or wear anything but custom-made clothing, “I’m obsessed with fitness but it’s impossible to work out with these boobs,” she says. “It’s heartbreaking. I can’t live an everyday life.”

    Story continues belowAnd while Heidi tells Life & Style she is currently shopping for a surgeon in South America, she worries that she’ll be trapped in this cartoonish body forever after the untimely passing of her confidant Dr. Ryan. “I feel trapped in my own body,” Heidi tells Life & Style.

    “There’s just no fixing it,” she says. “Dr. Ryan knows the work he did, he knows everything.”

    • ImaJillHater2 says:

      I smell a lawsuit being filed against the deceased doctor’s estate.

      Will accomplish two things that are very important to Heidi; press coverage and $$$.

      Can you imagine the media circus around those court proceedings?

      To quote B, “TRUST”.

  115. Wall St Lady says:

    We all know Trasha love love loves her unpaid for boobs. If Heidi throws her soon to be removed G implants in the trash. I bet Trasha would want them ! Anybody know a plastic surgeon willing to get stiffed by her for the privilege of being able to use her Star status to get new business.She could then return the ones she hasn’t paid for. 🙂

  116. Wall St Lady says:

    TLM sorry for the inconvence but I hope it gave u a giggle.
    BTW what does TLM mean ?

  117. boston02127 says:

    “Bethenny Getting Nasty?” On Tuesday, Bethenny Frankel took time out of unveiling a collection of “Mommy Must-Haves” for Drugstore.com to send a verbal colonic to former “Real” New Jersey housewife Danielle Staub. At a reception at the R Lounge in the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel, the “Bethenny Getting Married?” namesake challenged the former “Real” N.J. housewife’s claims that she’s developing her own show, adding: “I’ll bet everything I hope to be that she will not have a spinoff on Bravo.” Cleanup on aisle five!

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/08/27/2010-08-27_bethenny_frankel_pulls_out_the_barbs_for_former_real_housewife_danielle_staub.html#ixzz0xRi2COY6

    • jezzibel says:

      its from JZ’s media mouth piece…has it been quoted anywhere else?

    • Squirrels says:

      I’m not sure why she bothered to answer the question at all. I doubt she brought the subject up, but sometimes silence is the better part of valor here. That said, I suspect she has the inside scoop and may have laid to rest the whole rumor mill.

      Of course, due to the efforts of commentators here, we already knew Danielle was shopping the idea around. Bravo would only be one venue to investigate.

    • Char212 says:

      I’m with Bethenny and hope she doesn’t get her own show. I’ve seen more then enough of her. And NO, I didn’t watch her porn video. 🙂

    • Squirrels says:

      Boy, talk about opposite of mom?

      Get you puter fixed yet? We don’t want you to get zapped and end up with Kelly hair!

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      Every time I see Ally she just gets prettier and prettier…She doesn’t look like Brooke Shields at all, but she reminds of the way you look at both of them and think “well, there’s a pretty woman” but then the more you look the more beautiful they get.

  118. Dani says:

    Love the comment that someone left. Thanks Boston02127 for the link.

  119. Earring Girl says:

    Tweets from Alex:

    Just saw I’m the photo caption contest pic of the day on CBS, hahahaha – go here to suggest a caption – http://bit.ly/9CcHjQ
    28 minutes ago via web

    @rsnydesign thank you!! Did you see this one? Cracks me up – http://www.thefablife.com/2010-08-27/alex-mccord-grows-a-pair/
    34 minutes ago via web in reply to rsnydesign

  120. Earring Girl says:

    Tweets from Alex:

    Just saw I’m the photo caption contest pic of the day on CBS, hahahaha – go here to suggest a caption – http://bit.ly/9CcHjQ
    28 minutes ago via web

    @xxxxxxxxxx thank you!! Did you see this one? Cracks me up – http://www.thefablife.com/2010-08-27/alex-mccord-grows-a-pair/
    34 minutes ago via web in reply to rsnydesign

  121. Earring Girl says:

    Tweets from Alex:

    Just saw I’m the photo caption contest pic of the day on CBS, hahahaha – go here to suggest a caption – http://bit.ly/9CcHjQ
    28 minutes ago via web

    @xxxxxxxx thank you!! Did you see this one? Cracks me up – http://www.thefablife.com/2010-08-27/alex-mccord-grows-a-pair/
    34 minutes ago via web in reply to rsnydesign

  122. Squirrels says:

    Signing off. Heading to the beach!!!

  123. emt2 says:

    I agree. I don’t think Bethenny should comment on who or who should not have their own spinoff. Some people don’t think she should have one, just as some people don’t think Danielle should have one, either.

    If it’s true that she did comment, I suggest she stay in her own lane and stop trashing the other housewives and the franchise, in general. It’s obnoxious. Focus on your blessings and no need to speak negatively.

    Hating on Danielle is like bringing sand to the beach. Let it go.

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      Or hating on Danielle is a wise career move since she is so disliked by Bravo.

      Bethany seems close with Miss Andy judging from the knowing looks exchanged at the reunion specials.

      It has been pointed out that Miss Andy cannot stand Danielle. Those reasons are not known to us, but may be known to Bethany.

      Danielle may also be sidling up to Bethany behind the scenes, and this is B.’s way of putting her in her place.

      Personally I can”t wait until all the disclosure clauses have expired in their contracts- so when the tell-all book comes out (and it inevitably will) we will be able to finally see the reality show within the reality show.

      • emt2 says:

        Bethennny has already stated that she doesn’t like Danielle and she thinks she is dangerous, so why does she need to continue to say things about her? A no-comment would have sufficed.

        That is just a bitch move in my opinion, excuse my language. It’s something that Alex did in her blogs for the NJ show and she lost a lot of credibility with me. Clearly sucking up to the Manzo clan in order to have a broader fan base by bashing Danielle for the slightest things but glossing over Joe’s DUI. She knows better.

        This constant Danielle bashing is like kicking a dead horse. Danielle has problems but she isn’t evil incarnate and she has as much right to exploit her miserable life as the next person.

        And it’s annoying that all the focus is always placed on her to misdirect any attention from the other women and their shady families and financially dealings. While Teresa has been criticized, she still enjoys many opportunities to expand her “career” and you hear more positive things about her than negative things. Bravo and its propaganda machine. But for Danielle. no opportunities nor any positivity is ever thrown her way. Like I’ve said before, Teresa could shoot Danielle in the face with a gun and everyone would say that Danielle deserved it and Teresa shouldn’t go to jail. It’s ridiculous.

        I know that it’s a dirty game but come on! Bethenny doesn’t stand to gain or lose anything by saying anything about Danielle in the first place. Bethenny is looking down on Danielle from atop of the mountain. Why spit on her as she is trying to climb up, as well?

        Bethenny should know better. It’s one thing for The NJ housewives to stay stuff about Danielle because they were all pretty much on the same level but Bethenny has surpassed the entire group and there is no need to continue to be snarky about Danielle. Not a good look.

        Hating on Danielle is like bringing sand to the beach. It’s so unnecessary.

        • OneMoreinBoston says:

          agreed 100%.

          but I can’t help but feel that this Danielle bashing is so across the board because there’s more than we know?

          or am I grasping at straws to explain this level of bullying?

        • Squirrels says:

          unless. and lets look at this reasonably. If B got caught overheard in a conversation…

          At no point was there a question asked. Sooooo, who would benefit from this?

          Jill.

    • Need a Hobby says:

      In the comment quoted, B didn’t say whether D should or should not have a spin off. B just said she’ll bet it won’t be on Bravo.

      I’ll bet she likely has a good objective reason for saying so, rather than any personal opinion of Danielle. Like maybe she knows D’s on Bravo’s shit list and they won’t give her a show. While Bravo is not known for good taste, it may indeed have been blindsided with the release of D’s sex tape and other antics which Bravo doesn’t appreciate or support.

  124. Wall St Lady says:

    I don’t know the call letters but we have 3 porn stations on cable. It makes total dung ella would have her own porn reality show She as certainly been practicing for years. Kim G could b the Madam & the thug Danny her pimp.I am sure Trashly would say she is sorry if Dung ella promised her regular guest appearance imbetween her heavy not working schedule. The show could b called
    “Dung & Dunger”

  125. lillybee says:

    DC is boring. I don’t know if I will be watching much longer.

  126. AZ Girl says:

    Off topic. My apologies. Stormy, rainy day here in the Valley of the Sun and the high is only in the upper 90’s. What a beautiful break from the summer heat. O.K. back to HWODC. I still love Cat last night giving the Sahali’s the “heads up” that she is on to their game. Cat felt like she and everyone else were being “punked” . Mary is a closet drinker and she seems so sad all the time.

  127. Wall St Lady says:

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  128. dsc60 says:

    there were quite a few surprises in the housewives awards. one stood out the most to me… kelly has the worst bikini body by far.

  129. Search the Web on Snap.com says:

    Ok, I don’t know why some of my comments haven’t posted. Is anyone else having this issue?

  130. TLM says:

    Oops, did anyone else have “search the web on Snap” replacing their name??? What is going on??

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