I Hate Jill Zarin Top Chef Sept 9, 2010

I Hate Jill Zarin Top Chef / Housewives News September 9, 2010

We’re down to four chef’s and Toto, I don’t think we’re in DC anymore…the chef’s arrive in Singapore and think they’re going on a nice relaxing tour of the city. As they reach their final sightseeing destination they just happen to run into Padma! Great way to ruin a nice enjoyable evening!

The quick fire challenge was simply to make a dish using local ingredients using only a wok to cook with. This is probably the highest stakes quick fire ever as the winner will get immunity and that just doesn’t happen this late in the game.

Padma, you know Padma, the expert in cooking, she reprimands Kevin for not having practiced using a wok to cook with knowing he’d be traveling to Singapore for the final challenges. Kevin must be a cook, not a chef, right Kelly Bensimon? That would make Padma a fry cook like Spongebob Squarpants.

The guest judge, sorry I did not catch his name, seemed to enjoy all four dishes. Shrimp and prawns were definitely the protein of the day at both challenges, it may be the only protein these chefs have ever seen before of the local ingredients.

Ed won the quick fire challenge with his stir fry noodles with lobster, and wins immunity. This sickens me as shortly afterward, Ed interviews that he wants Angelo to go home because he is Ed’s biggest threat. What is with this guy? If we learned nothing from last season, we still would have learned that if you don’t beat the best chef, you’re not a Top Chef! If Ed really feels that Angelo is the best chef there, he should want to be in the finals with Angelo!

I don’t think at this point in the game giving someone immunity is a good idea, there is a very good reason they stop handing out immunity toward the end of the season for a quick fire win, so why thrown an immunity prize at this stage in the game. Luckily it didn’t matter at all because Ed also won the Elimination Challenge so he wouldn’t have gone home anyway, but I hope this doesn’t become a regular thing with the final four.

The Elimination challenge is a team challenge, the chefs are instructed that they are to work as a team to do a dinner service, they each have to be responsible for a dish and cooperate together to get the dishes out at a regular dinner service.

Luckily Chef Tom came into the kitchen to straighten their asses out when they thought they could each make only one dish. It was really sporty of him to tell them that after they did the shopping and all the prep work based on one dish each. Ed the sissy tells Chef Tom that he was planning on making two dishes all along. Either he was lying or he is the biggest back stabling ass ever! In any case, since all four chefs thought it would be fine if they each made only one dish, obviously Padma wasn’t clear while giving the chefs instructions. So they are now scrambling in the most important challenge up until now to put together another dish with whatever ingredients they can get their hands on.

More shrimp and prawns died to get us to the final three.

Chef Tom tweeted that we were in for a treat with tonight’s episode due to the high quality of the meals that were prepared. I think that he and the other judges may have been in for a treat, me, I didn’t get to taste anything!

The judges raved about almost every dish and seemed to have a difficult time finding anything wrong with them, it really did come down to very minimal errors, maybe even just a matter of not enough of the local spices. The guest judge didn’t seem to like Angelo very much, he tried to make a big deal about Angelo’s soup being too salty but Chef Tom quickly corrected him, saying, “it was a little over salted, it didn’t make it inedible”.

In the end Kelly was sent home leaving an all male finale, after seven seasons we’ve had only one female winner of Top Chef so for it to be all men in the finals is a bit frustrating for some of us. Particularly when one of those men is Ed!

Last season was just so much better than this season and I still feel that Chef Tom is just as disappointed as fans are with the quality of chef’s chosen for the show. He really seems to be phoning it in this year. I don’t know how they could have topped last year, but they set the bar and it is high. This crop of chef’s just don’t reach for it, they want to sit back and hope to win by other chef’s failures. Last season the contestants were turning down immunity (in exchange for money) while explaining that they want to win based on their culinary skills not based on hoping the other guy fails or getting a free pass.

The previews for next week do not look good for Angelo, he apparently gets extremely ill to the point where he can’t even get out of bed. Bravo’s ads even go so far as to insinuate that Angelo is already eliminated. I’m sure Ed will be thrilled that Angelo is ill giving him a better shot at winning. If Ed wins simply because Angelo couldn’t get out of bed to compete, that would be a pretty hollow victory.

ReallyOldHousewife has finally finished her blog on the New Jersey Reunion, don’t miss it, she’s great!

This is an old blog that was posted before the first episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey was even aired, the interesting part is the comments, where many people who claim to know the Jersey housewives get into a heated battle. Then you will also notice Ashley Holmes herself comments, its pretty interesting: * Thanks to @sassnsaucebbc for that link


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446 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Top Chef Sept 9, 2010

  1. MickeyMouth says:

    They seemed sad to let Kelly go. She cried and it appeared some of the judges welled up too. I still wish Tiffany were there.

  2. Mary Jane says:

    I wanted Tiffany to win so bad. This show has gotten so old and stale. Yea I’ll watch next week to see Ed win, yawn.

  3. vilzvet says:

    Good recap, I had a feeling Kelly was going home…by the way the plural of chefs is not “chef’s”, no apostrophe needed!

  4. I laughed all the way thru this blog, it was so funny.
    “that would make Padma a fry cook like spongebob squarepants”
    p.s. not to beat the horse dead, but Andy did print my letter(in full) about you appearing on WWHL, yesterday!
    If they bring on Andy Weiner?!…………….

  5. Kelly_Has_Big_Shoulders says:

    Lynn I agree with you that this season does not compare to last season at all. However I have to say I love Ed, he and Tiffany were my favorites from the beginning. Angelo thinks he knows it all and for him being the ” Asian cuisine expert” he did not really bring it. As far as Ed wanting him out it doesn’t minimize Ed’s skills to me. The previews can be deceiving perhaps Angelo does get to participate and this was just a teaser. I hope Ed wins regardless of Angelo being there or not. Also when Kelly was eliminated I don’t think Angelo was crying for her I think he was crying for himself because he was safe. Anyway I respect you opinion.

    • dsc60 says:

      agree with you 100% about Angelo crying… it was relief that he was not eliminated as he feared and had nothing to do with Kelly leaving. haven’t liked him from the start. was hoping Top Chef would have been Tiffany. i’m not crazy about any of the remaining three, however, Ed is the lesser of the other two evils being Angelo and Kevin… REALLY don’t like either.

  6. OneMoreinBoston says:

    Oh No!

    @boston02127 you’re beloved future ex husband, Tom Brady was in a car accident!

    He’s ok though, but he’s all “shooken” up. Maybe he’s doing shots now at a friend’s house?


  7. Scorpiosue1102 says:

    I have started to like this season as it has gone on and the bad has been separated from the good. I really wish that Tiffany was still there. I just loved her attitude. Just wonder if we are going to get a bit of a shock by having a dark horse like Kevin win.

    I have to say that I am looking forward to the finale just to see Hung, Ilan and Michael back on the show. Three guys that tell it like it is.

    • TT in OC (formerly An American Alien) says:

      Exactly my feeling. I started to like Angelo after he talked about his divorce. I would like him to win to prove it to his ex and ex’s family that a chef can also be respectable. I agree his tear at the judges table was not for Kelly. He looked terrified before Padma announced the decision. I think his tear was a sign of relief as he seriously thought he’s going home.

      I think the competition is between Ed and Angelo. And Lynn was right about Ed. If you were a top chef, you would want to win because you ARE the best, not because the best has a bad day and you got lucky. I also not appreciate the fact that he tried to convince the other chefs to prepare one dish when they were discussing the menu while he was secretly preparing for two.

  8. I just can’t let that re-union go yet. Something else occured to me-the way that Danielle tried to get jabs-in at Caroline referring to her looks. I still have a couple good blog recaps that I’m saving to read when I really start to miss the Jersey Gals, and I hope that didn’t go unnoticed. But I didn’t see much about it here.
    Even myself being a Danielle disliker, what happened on that show was ugly, and like they said, “dark”. And the way that Danielle was interrogated etc.–not good,
    (but I maintain that I understand the frustration that a pathological liar creates, and I think we were seeing a lot of that)……………I blame Andy for that!
    But when it comes to things that were done on the reunion show, Danielle was taking-aim, and attempting to shoot-to-hurt. She wasn’t entirely innocent.
    For the record, if I had to say who was more attractive,between Caroline & Danielle, in my opinion of course, I would probably pick Caroline.-if it were a contest and I were the judge. (like Lynn’s Podcast???)
    Caroline’s smile beats Danielle’s sneer. And I like Caroline’s coloring better. Her hair was a little too blown-out for me, but I resent the way that Danielle just tried to slip that in there, like it was a known fact or something, that Danielle had Caroline beat in looks.
    That was pretty sly.

    • Sha2000 says:

      “Danielle tried to get jabs-in at Caroline referring to her looks.”

      Yes & what makes me laugh is that she appears to have had A LOT of comedic surgery; in my book you shouldn’t be bragging about what you had to purchase. As far as her having a better figure; she’s taller it helps & so did those years on the pole which also is not something to brag about. Judging from the contempt that appeared on Caroline’s face (right or wrong); Danielle is the last person she is jealous of.

      (I’m finally using the HTML tags…hope it works)

    • dumberries says:

      I agree housewifehater – Danielle did make a point of calling attention to the “fact” that she is more attractive than Caroline at the same age. She wanted to imply that Caroline is jealous of her looks. I disagree – Caroline looks more natural and I find her more attractive overall. It’s not a fact, just an opinion. I don’t blame Danielle for doing that though – they sure poked a lot of fun at Danielle’s appearance all season and Caroline giggled all the way. Payback…

      • KirksvilleMo says:

        We all know that we find people more attractive if we like them.
        To me Danielle is by far more attractive.If you look at her in season one before the dark hair extensions and the bad botox brow she looks very soft and pleasing.And her smile was more natural then too.
        I don’t think Danielle has had any real surgery except for boobs.
        If she were going to cut on her face I would have thought she would have her nose done.
        Caroline has a cuter smile.That’s it.Her body is one of those odd shaped bodies that will never look good no matter the size.
        If God said to you here are your two body choices tell me you would pick Caroline?
        Say what you will about surgery but Danielle got those arms and legs from dedication to exercise.Her posture and her walking gate is superior to all the women.
        I’m a hetro 57yo woman and I think Danielle is sexy as hell and still very marketable.She has 300 times the appeal of Lauren or Ashley.Those poor girls got the bad egg sperm combo,as did poor Christopher but his humor makes up for it and women aren’t as visual in picking a mate.

        • Ha ha-the funy thing is that I picked the Danielle version for myself, (minus the surgery), and I’m pretty sure that the slimness comes from nerves, or genes.
          (notice I didn’t say, “good genes”, that would probably be bad form, and who knows what you gain in or lose in that department, if its really good or not).
          I can’t say what a man would prefer, but Caroline was right, (I hope-because I liked Albert too), she has a good man who loves her, but if I had to pick one or the other for my son, I would pick a “Caroline” over a “Danielle” too-(don’t know who he would pick). To me Danielle was scary-looking almost all season, and I guess to me scary & pretty are mutually exclusive or something.
          I was actually annoyed with how bad Danielle appeared to me, throughout the season, because I wondered if she realised that her eyebrow-choice made her look bizzare & hard, or if Bravo was encouraging that “look” for their own purposes against her better interest.

    • TEB says:

      While Danielle’s comment about her looks vs. Caroline’s wasn’t appropriate at all– I believe it was said as a defense mechanism. She was totally ganged up on with no one to lean on. She took a shot at Caroline (in the heat of the moment) to make herself feel better. Just my opinion.

  9. plainviewsue says:

    I was a fan of Ed’s until last night. It’s funny. Angelo first came off very cocky, but he’s come back down to earth. Ed acted like a douche bag.

    Last season was better, but it did get tiresome with either Michael or Kevin winning almost every challenge. At least this season, other people did win.

  10. Sha2000 says:

    Okay, I went on Andys FB page & posted at the top, “what no RHONJ “lost” footage?” It was removed in 1 second flat. I wonder why no LF? They get the viewers & viewers = $$$…

    • probably nothing worth showing Sha2000. they filmed the reunion for 12 hrs and look at what they ended up with.
      maybe they will come out with it later, when RHODC ratings are so bad and they need a booster. maybe saving it for rainy day?
      Is there any more we wanna see?

      • Sha2000 says:

        For me it’s good for a laugh. There’s got to be more ridiculousness filmed & as I said it brings viewers & $$$, seems there must be a reason why we aren’t seeing any.

      • oopsy says:

        You know Andy would only show footage that makes him look good. If the best they have shows him dissing Danielle,( after the negative responses to his biased moderating, clearly showing a lack of respect for one of his guests, ) then I can’t believe he would want to air more of that.

        • Sha2000 says:

          I meant footage from the shows…humongous hair bows & matching luggage, funny NJ HW “English”, that type of footage.

          • oopsy says:

            ahh…that footage is just probably just more talking in the kitchen about Danielle, Tree shopping. They picked the best for the show and it was all boring. I can’t believe they saved anything fabulous for a ‘lost footage’ episode.

  11. dumberries says:

    Lynn, thanks for the blog and the links! I read ReallyOldHousewife’s blog and RealCityHousewife’s blog today. Both are great.

    After processing the reunion episodes and considering Lynn’s perspective and the varying opinions from everyone here over the last 2 days, I firmly believe that Danielle is nuts and paranoid, but that she was used as a scapegoat by all of the other NJ Housewives. They dug up and exposed her past and did not expect retaliation. They also didn’t expect Danielle to be a much better strategist than they are; she knew exactly how to push their buttons without even interfacing with them. They thought they could use her sordid past and delusional behavior to keep anyone from believing what she might have unearthed about them. It backfired. If she does have some juicy tidbits, she’s put them in the vault for now. She hasn’t even needed to use them (yet); the MLG tribe exposed themselves as immature shallow creatures just by their reactions to the possible threat. If she doesn’t know any dirty little secrets about them, she bluffed them like a master poker player. Why else would they react so strongly? There must be some things that they fear having brought to the surface. Caroline is still fuming that Danielle had the audacity not to surrender and go crawl under a rock just because Caroline and Dina didn’t want to play with her. Danielle’s mission accomplished. If only Danielle hadn’t screwed herself by continuing her self-destructive behavior – that’s all on her. But, at least it was she, not the MLG gang, that caused her departure from the show (imo).

    The only thing that I’m still undecided about is Jac’s epiphany. I could see it being a result of one of two things:
    (1) 12 hours of arguing and attacking someone that she herself never really had a problem with in the first place, until she relented to Caroline’s demands to see it her way, or
    (2) Danielle calling Jac a “Vegas Whore” backstage; thereby sending a message that she would reveal some dirt if things didn’t end up as Danielle desired – with some sort of apology. In two seasons, we didn’t hear a lot of defamatory name calling from Danielle. Mostly she stuck to digs about the others’ finances, friends under indictment, questionable parenting, controlling personalities, lack of intelligence, thug-like behavior, and innuendo about the absurd drunk driving story. So, it was a little strange to hear her refer to Jac as a whore.

    I’d like to believe that Jac was just exhausted, saw the light, and decided it was time to stop the lynching of her former friend. But, it’s equally easy to believe that Jac suddenly issued an apology, after berating Danielle endlessly, because she got the message loud and clear from Danielle’s statement. Danielle may know about some things that went down in Vegas back in the day. If there’s any dirt there, it’s been covered up well by the Lauritas and Manzos for at least the last 2 years – no credible leaks. An apology is a small price to pay to keep it under wraps. Too bad Jac couldn’t get Ashley to understand that point – she wouldn’t have an assault conviction on her record.

    • Sha2000 says:

      Good theory, maybe but I’m thinking, she saw that there is no light at the end of the tunnel w/Danielle. So by saying that she had a light bulb moment & figured out how to get the monkey off her & her daughters (deservedly or not) back. Rather smart some times to just throw your hands up & say to yourself this person is no longer worth my time, thoughts & energy.

      • dumberries says:

        Equally plausible Sha2000, but what a sudden realization. Jac was all over Danielle from the start of the taping. Jibe after jibe after jibe. If she did just choose to throw in the towel, good for Jac – it should have been thrown in long ago…

        • OneMoreinBoston says:

          I thought that Jac had her epiphany because Andy told them during a break that Danielle wasn’t coming back.

          I think she might have an attack of guilty conscience, and knew that she had nothing to lose.

          Notice how different the tone of the 2nd part of the reunion was. Almost like Jac and Tre finally exhaled- whew we can get through the rest of this and then it’s over.

          • dumberries says:

            Another good possibility OMiB. It makes sense – the promise of relief (and maybe a little guilt from Jac?) could have spurred the hugs and apologies. Guess we’ll never really know…

            • Sha2000 says:

              Could be OMiB. Whatever really happened we could see where a little validation goes a long way w/D; she seems to need it.

    • oopsy says:

      I have to say it was the ‘Vages whore’ remark. Danielle really does love Jac and I think she refrained from spilling any juicy secrets about her. I think Jac realized they were pushing Danielle too far and she was gonna start talking.

  12. boston02127 says:

    Thx for the new blog Lynn. 🙂

  13. Zipit Zarin says:

    Watching Bethenny’s wedding again on Bravo. I can watch any thing she’s in at any time. It’s like cleaning my palate after NJ.

  14. lillybee says:

    I think that the chef who gets Michael V. as his sous chef will win.

  15. OneMoreinBoston says:

    The Jill Zarin Amazon snarkfest continues:

    Posted on Sept. 9, 2010 7:39 AM PDT
    Patricia J. Weidling says:
    “Secrets of a Jewish Mother: Real Advice, Real Stories, Real Love I’m just amazed at Amazon for allowing such a biased review on this book. I pray they don’t pay her for this dribble, I mean, are you serious Amazon? and she says she read this book WITHOUT bias? come on. SHAME ON YOU!!
    If you can get thru her slanderous comments about Ms. Zarin’s personality, which continue on and on (one would think she’s trying for her own Reality show), who would believe she would GIVE anything but a bad review, and I believe ANYONE that buys into this hateful review probably is trying to kiss up to Ms. Chandler, or…maybe getting paid

    The reply:

    “A. Chandler says:
    That’s funny.
    Zarin just admitted hse did it…I have to find that article…therefore, it is not slander. I’ll update my review for you so you know she recently copped to it after I find that.

    and, no, I do not and will never desire to be on a reality t.v. show…I frankly can’t understand how anyone would…low pay and high stress. I’m good, thanks.

    Why would anyone kiss up to me?

    And who would pay someone to believe a review? : “and I believe ANYONE that buys into this hateful review probably is trying to kiss up to Ms. Chandler, or…maybe getting paid ANYWAY”

    That’s silly. But I appreciate your passion, nonetheless. I’m just a reviewer who didn’t like the book…no one owes me a thing or has any reason to kiss up to me. Still, if it makes you feel better, I’m cool with letting you believe I am that important. (but I’m not.)

    If I were, mine would be the ONLY negative review. pssst, It’s not.”

    At least the reviewer, A. Chandler, is keeping her sense of humor about this!

  16. Anitabee says:

    I dunno know bout you but I still wanna know why Danielle was let go.

    I’m thinking back to Andy Cohen comment to Teresa after she flipped him off her. Remember he looks at her and said, “Just don’t cross me? Ok? Just don’t cross me.”

    What the F did he mean by that exactly? Teresa violently was crossing the line so I don’t understand what he could have possibly meant that she hadn’t already done.

    So…I wonder…Did Danielle cross Andy Cohen? If so, how?

    • Pantry Viewer says:

      It’s much whimpier than you might imagine, Anitabee. He was initially telling her not to get up off the couch again. Then he back peddles and says the “don’t cross me comment” meaning don’t physically come across where Andy’s chair was. In essense, first telling her to keep her freaking seat, you crazy ape, then immediately whimping out and saying, well, don’t come farther than my chair…his bias was disgusting.

    • kats2 says:

      I believe he meant physically pass him and go after Teresa, it was not a verbal threat at all. It drew a pretend line or Teresa not to physically cross.

      I wish Andy had the balls to say what you suggested, sadly he does not.

      • Anitabee says:

        Ahhh…me and my Machiavellian mind. You guys are right.

        I actually thought Andy meant something a bit more sinister.

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      I took it to mean, do not physically cross me.

      Meaning you can stand up from the couch, you can go behind the couch, you can go to the side of the couch, you can go to off-screen previewing room, but you cannot physically cross by me. That is where your limit is.

      I thought he was setting an invisible physical boundry for her, because god knows she herself doesn’t have any.

  17. Sha2000 says:

    Okay I think the Steppin out article was not published yet; try clicking on this next week:http://steppinoutmagazine.com/
    Click on the cover & page through
    Here are some details on the interview:

  18. dumberries says:

    Yesterday @Boston21217 posted the link to another brilliant interview with Kelly:

    About a month and a half ago, Kelly mentioned her new project in her infamous interview with OUT magazine. She will be working in her new position as an editor (for whom?) and her work day will be live streamed so everyone can stay glued to their computer watching Kelly work. In this new interview, she confirms that she’s moving forward with her new “show” and she’ll have to work it out with the HW producers because they’ll basically be filming her being filmed. WTH? The HW shows revolve around developing story lines from week to week. Would the HW producers really allow Kelly to live-stream and then air the same footage 4 or 5 months later? Her PR management is either brilliant or stoned…

    • dumberries says:

      Oops, s/b “Boston02127” – too many coffee spills on the numeric keypad – sorry Boston!

    • oopsy says:

      oh my word. How can a grown woman be that stupid? Why doesn’t she shut up? She says drama doesn’t interest her then says drama is the fuel to the fire that allows her to be more charitable. huh!? She could be charitable by not using the word charitable any more!

  19. Sha2000 says:

    Okay posting this because it’s just plain crazy:


    Is this the “Prince” claims to have slept with??? Lol

    • Sha2000 says:

      D claimed. Sorry typing too fast.

      • OneMoreinBoston says:

        ok what?

        Danielle claimed to have slept with a prince?

        If yes, there a lot of “princes” from Germany and italy in USA because their governments merged all of the principalities in the early 1900’s.

        I once dated a german “prince” who really did come from royalty…way back when. When I asked to see a picture of where he was from in Germany, I expected to see a castle. Nope, he whipped out a picture of a ranch house in some german suburb…sigh.

        • OneMoreinBoston says:

          Which by the way, LuAnne pisses me off so much.

          There is NO royalty from France or Italy or wherever the hell the count is from. Some were allowed to keep their titles but no land.

          There is NO royalty in America. She is a citizen of this country. No way, No how is this bitch royalty, or should be addressed by any titles.

          just such pretentious, elitist bullshit!

          Ok now I’m mad! better go for a walk before I have a Housewife induced stress attack.

          • oopsy says:

            I’m with you OneMoreinBoston, to military families sacrificing for democracy it is an insult. This is not an over- reaction, these people salute our flag as a symbol of equality for all and Luann’s insistance on being respected as a countess is a slap in the face.

            • anniieee says:

              Thank you from all the soldiers and their families, oopsy!

              • oopsy says:

                Military family here too. Both my mother and father were Navy and my husband’s parents met in the Airforce. My husband served, my brother, my brothers-in-law. Now my son wants to join the Airforce before the end of the year…special forces which really does scare me to death but I have to support his decision. He has great examples in his life and I am proud of him.

          • TT in OC (formerly An American Alien) says:

            Hi OneMoreInBoston, I think LuAnn is indeed royal …… royal pain in the a** to watch.

          • By the way, can anyone tell me if there is trouble between Jill and Luanne and kookookilet? thought i heard someone mention it yesterday.

          • Had Enough! says:

            Actually, she has never claimed royal status for herself or for the Count. Royals are the members of the family of the monarch.

            She has claimed nobility. France actually does still have a nobility. It was legally abolished twice but then restored by decree and remains in place to this day.

            Vicomte Ferndinand de Lesseps (famous for building the Suez Canal and nearly as famous for failing to build the Panama Canal) was the son of a count (ennobled by Napoleon I).

            If you want to read the definitive account of the building of the Panama Canal, including deLesseps’ failed attempt, read McCullough’s The Path Between the Seas. Really long, but well-written, fascinating, and well-worth the time.

            • OneMoreinBoston says:

              But how can she be nobility and expect to be addressed with a title if she is a citizen of a country that does not have nobilty or royalty?

              From wikipedia:
              “Nobility is a historical, social and often legal notion, differing from socio-economic status (or class) in that the latter is mainly based on income, possessions and/or lifestyle. Being wealthy or influential cannot, ipso facto, make one noble, nor are all nobles wealthy or influential.”

              “Various republics, including the United States, former Iron Curtain countries, Mexico, and Austria have expressly abolished the granting and/or use of titles of nobility to or by their citizens.”

            • oopsy says:

              If she wants to use her title in France, well, when in Rome….but to expect Americans to recognize a title for someone born an American citizen is insulting. I don’t know if everyone remembers several years ago when an American diplomat in England (her job involved something to do with protocal) curtsied to Princess Di. Oh my word. The backlash from that was something else. Americans do not bow or curtsy. That is an ideal our country is founded on. Sorry about the rant. I have nothing against her having a French title but don’t expect Americans to kowtow to it. Enjoy it in France and if people here want to recognize it fine. She need to just stop pushing it on the rest of us.

        • Sha2000 says:

          It was a joke. She claimed to have slept w/the artist formally known as-Prince in Steppn’ out.

        • dancekrazy says:

          One more in Boston:
          Oh, god
          I’m sure if we fully investigated this woman, we’d find that she also claimed to have slept with the Easter Bunny and Santa in a 3 way.
          Funny stuff though about the “prince”.

        • quincyillinois says:

          Maybe, it was a Saudi prince. They have money.

      • MAMAZ says:

        No, lol. She means PRINCE the recording artist. You know: Little Red Corvette, 1999, Purple Rain.
        I heard this rumour before. Can’t remember where and when Danielle let that tidbit slip. But it’s really no big deal, the guy was a huge horndog during the height of his career which was back in the ’80’s. All it means is that she flashed her way backstage just like the other groupies and had what was for him one in a long line of anonymous encounters.

        • OneMoreinBoston says:

          oh man, well @MAMAZ- took the wind right out of my sails! And I was ready to go off on a full fledged rant too!

          Well, I better go get on a soapbox somewhere about the ghettoization women’s health care, or something equally outrage inducing.

          • OneMoreinBoston says:

            ghettoization ***OF*** women’s health care

            • MAMAZ says:

              You crack me up OMIB!
              Feel free to rant about LuAnn’s delusions of granduer anytime you like.
              By the way I really am descended from Italian royalty. Fat lot of good it does me. No palace, no servants, hell I don’t even have a suit of armour like Teresa!

              • Oh but Mamaz, your Regalness shines-through just like the Princess & the Pea–we could always call you Queen Mama, or Her Royal Mamaz?
                Heck-we could all give ourselves titles if we wanted? Remind me to tell you all the story of the afternoon I spent with Prince Jerome, (Napoleon’s Heir), on my fron porch in South Jersey one day:)

        • KirksvilleMo says:

          You are the only one who I have see acknowledge that it could be true.Having been in party mode in the ’80’s I can totally see a hook up for 15min.
          Let’s face it,it isn’t all that hard to get laid even by a famous person.Been on a tour bus or two.I mean who hasn’t?LOL

          • MAMAZ says:

            Kirksville – I don’t doubt it one bit. I have many friends who are professional musicians. I was known to warble a tune myself back in the day. When I was on the bus it’s because I actually was with the band, lol.
            But I’m not judging the girls who hung out with the guys. Most of them were just looking for a good time and didn’t get hurt. Some did and that was sad. A lot of the guys are lonely and drink too much, some are just pigs.

            • dumberries says:

              I can totally believe it too. Prince probably could care less, and couldn’t confirm or deny it if he wanted to. It’s hard to remember one in thousands of meaningless encounters on the road or backstage…

            • Ellabean says:

              Hand up here.

              Professional experience with rock muscians – music industry – and concert tours here. Yesiree – alot of stuff really does go on backstage. Tour and venue security “plants” hot girls in the front rows – rock stars like to see them while they perform – then they get “asked backstage. Happens all the time. Other hi-jinks too backstage and on the busses. All true.

              Oh I could tell you storieeeees…..

              Can very well imagine Danielle in that scene for while in her youth and “wilder’ days.

        • Sha2000 says:

          Thank you mamaz!

  20. siennarose says:

    Thank you for the “Reallyold” blog, now she is funny

  21. MAMAZ says:

    Top Chef
    Like Lynn I don’t think they should give immunity to quickfire winners this late in the game. But since Ed won the elimination round it doesn’t really matter this time.
    I think Ed is probably a very talented Chef. He has won several challenges and both Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripart liked his food in the past episodes. That’s no small feat. I just wish he wasn’t such an a**hole to Angelo. It’s unbecoming. Think he much more we’d all like him if he was gracious to all his fellow competitors. I hope it’s only the editing. Remember the woman food blogger who had dinner with the cast and she said they made a point of telling her they were all good friends and that editing made it look like they weren’t.
    Angelo seemed so cocky at the start of the season. I realize now that it was bravado. He was trying to convince the other chefs and maybe himself as well that he was the top contendor. Poor Angelo, his college girlfriend cheated on him, with Ed no less. His wife divorced him because her family didn’t think he was good enough for her. And a scant year later he is engaged to a Russiana woman that he is trying to bring over to America. Am I the only one who sees that ending badly?
    I think Angelo has some poor self esteem issues. But it does seem like he knows his way around a kitchen so maybe he will prove himself in the finale.
    I miss Tiffany, loved her disposition. I also liked the way Ed looked at her. Forget what he says about his girlfriend, he was pining for Tiffany. Even if he wins the Top Chef title he isn’t riding off into the sunset with the girl.

    • I agree with you, Mamaz!
      hope it is editing that’s making Ed look obnoxious now, in the beginning of season he was so down to earth. I’m wondering if Tiffany being booted hasn’t made him a little “harder”, maybe something to prove for her? He was clearly very fond of her and her being gone might just be pissing him off? I don’t think it was romantic, I think they really just “clicked”.
      I’m like, a little, worried about Angelo. that conversation with his Russian Fiance’ creeped me out-did anyone else find that wierd? (sp?) I kept yelling
      “green card” at the screen. I feel like Angelo is a little lost soul..

  22. Scorpiosue1102 says:

    I preface this by saying that I don’t know how much I believe of Reality Zen with Jenn, but she says she has scoop that Danielle was let go and got a settlement from Bravo. Bravo was letting it be very vague as to how she left as a positive for her. She is not supposed to bad mouth Bravo, the cast, etc. Her being let go was because of, partially, the Hustler sex tape that is not exactly Bravo friendly. Now that Danielle is going off on her tangents about the cast and Bravo it was not very smart because Bravo legal may be getting involved and her settlement money may be in jeopardy. Again, don’t know how true it is.

    Link is here: http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/reality-zen-with-jenn/2010/09/danielle-staubs-media-blitz-might-land-her-in-hot-water-with-bravo.html

    • Anitabee says:

      I believe ZenJen. This report is pretty straightforward. Danielle kept her mouth closed during reunion and the month before it aired. She had a lot to lose. She thought she was getting a show and shouted it to every media outlet that would listen to her. But Bethenny had her number and said, hell no, no way is Danielle getting a Bravo show.

      The only way to ever get someone to go away quietly is too bind them in some way with a monetary settlement. I wish I knew how much they gave Danielle.

      Still, Danielle is Danielle. At the end of the day, if we have learned nothing else, is that Danielle is a liar and makes really bad decisions. She has done this her entire life. From having a drug dealer boyfriend, to marrying a drug addict, to being a stripper, to making sex tapes, this woman will not stop trying to self destruct.

      I have always felt bad and will continue to feel bad for Christine and Jillian. I will continue to pray for them. I hope they find the success and happiness that has eluded their mother. Too me, they are the real victims in this Danielle Self-made drama.

  23. Anitabee says:

    Why Danielle Why?

    Why couldn’t you just take the money and run. I don’t think this is the last we will hear about this:


  24. JKW says:

    Bravo needs to stop with the commercials from the next wks episode BEFORE the elimination. So much for the drama… we knew Ed was in the final 3..and the commercial showed Angelo and Kevin running around. No need to watch the elimination since you pretty much knew Kelly was gone. How stupid, it’s a dead give away. I hope Angelo wins it all.

  25. Hi Lynn.
    Thanks for the shout out! I have a new blog up about Danielle. She has been talking a lot in the past few days and it’s all very entertaining.
    I will be making fun of Caroline later on today too.

    I want to say something about Kelly’s “hair” interview…. but where do you even begin with that? I’m just…. I don’t even know what to say. Lol.

    • Anitabee says:

      It just goes to show that at heart…Kelly is UBER CONCEITED. She really thinks (and has said on the show) that she is all “that”.

      Too bad she doesn’t have “all” her mental capabilitites intact. That mess of hair actually makes her look older. It is dated. The color does NOTHING for her. It looks like it smells from too much icky product and sweat from running. It is gross.

      A hair cut and a color that doesn’t clash with her skin would make her look like she’s in her 30s.

    • dumberries says:

      RCH: Great recap on Danielle’s new revelations about the cast and Bravo. Looking forward to your Caroline blog later…

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      Great Blog RHW!

      So I guess Tree is now gunna know who Daneille’s been talkin to.

    • cdnfillie58 says:

      great blog RCH..assuming this will make things more difficult for Melissa if she does join the cast..I’m betting Danielle just threw Melissa and hubby under the bus with the rest of the clan

  26. Kelly_Has_Big_Shoulders says:

    @Beverly I felt the same way about Angelo and his Russian fiance very weird. I was like oh no mail order bride. I still love Ed even if he was a tiny bit cocky last night.

    • Yeah, I like Ed too.
      I’m glad you agree about Russian weirdness,and it not just me.
      I would hate to see Angelo played.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      I don’t get with his claim he needs to win Top Chief to get the u.S. Visa situation worked out, the from star to finish provided that they don’t need a lawyer (which really isn’t necessary unless the situation is complicated by past deportations or other instabilities) is less than 2k.

  27. Had Enough! says:

    KooKooLet boasts of her TaxiTV ad (apparently for Bing, Microsoft’s loser-right-out-of-the-box browser) but here:


    Obviously mostly d-list famewhores. Tried to find her ad on the bing.com site.

    Couldn’t find it on the Bing site (checked all the advertising vids) or on YouTube. Wonder if it is the one where she was wearing pink pajama bottoms with pink narrow-toed heels? For a tranny, she sure dresses funny.

    Only this stupid cow could be proud of starring in an ad for a DOA, never-was search engine. That plays in NYC taxis.

    • Sherry says:

      What is this bing.com site I keep hearing about? What kind of site is it?

    • Sha2000 says:

      No kidding! Ever notice how you can be typing in the address or typing in the Google box in the tool bar & suddenly your in their search engine instead ? Annoying !

      • zoekayla says:

        I really like Bing. I have it set as my homepage. I like how the window expands with additional info so you don’t have to click on a bunch of useless links to find what you need. I also love the images on the homepage that change every day.
        Just my opinion…

  28. Had Enough! says:

    Yes, Padma was a total bitch to Ed. But she was right.

    Plein Sud (Ed’s restaurant) was panned by the NYT: http://events.nytimes.com/2010/08/25/dining/reviews/25rest.html

    “The cooking at Plein Sud reveals itself to be lacking in flavor, texture, temperature or interest: room-service fare that leads to increased loneliness, raiding of the minibar, sleepless hours staring at the television in blue light, thinking about home.

    And that was NICE compared to what the Village Voice said:


    Plein Sud Plain Sucks
    A Top Chef contestant bombs in his own restaurant
    A A A Comments (12) By Robert Sietsema Wednesday, Aug 4 2010

    Ever been to a place where the food knocks your eyes out, but when you taste it—blech! Such was the case at Plein Sud, a new French restaurant at the corner of Chambers Street and West Broadway attached to the ritzy new Smyth Hotel.
    Better to stick with Ed Cotton’s tarte flambé.
    Ben Jay
    Better to stick with Ed Cotton’s tarte flambé.
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    Take Plein Sud’s pissaladière ($13), for example. An oblong flatbread of impressive dimensions, it arrived criss-crossed with shiny anchovies and punctuated with oily black olives, while the traditional focus of this Provençal tart—caramelized onions—was relegated to the backseat. Nevertheless, my date and I could barely contain our enthusiasm as we commenced to hack the shimmering flatbread into pieces. Alas, the moment knife hit pie, we knew something was terribly wrong. The bread was thick and dry, more mealy than flaky, and when we took a bite, the anchovies displayed a jaw-aching sweetness that made the whole thing slightly repulsive.

    The poisson cru ($14) also presented a camera-ready picture: opaque white tiles of fish playing hide-and-seek among baby Bibb lettuce, red radish slices, avocado shards, and shaved fennel, with a few rings of fresh green chilies dancing around on the plate. Unfortunately, the raw fish was limp and warm, begging to be compared unfavorably with the yellowtail sashimi we’d eaten a few days earlier at a Japanese restaurant in Murray Hill, where it was sliced thick and the flesh was cool and firm. An unfair assessment? Not really—coaxing the best out of any piece of fish is why restaurants have chefs.

    Plein Sud’s chef Ed Cotton is a journeyman, a veteran of Todd English’s empire, but he has also labored in the Laurent Tourondel and Daniel Boulud stables, bouncing back and forth between New York, Boston, and Vegas like a beach ball. This season, he’s a pink-cheeked contestant on Top Chef, where he has cultivated an affable, teddy-bearish demeanor, but proven to be rather pissy in the clenches. Food that merely looks great is the objective of the show—since the home audience can’t taste anything—and it seems as if a lot of that attitude has rubbed off on Plein Sud.

    The restaurant is L-shaped, with a wildly popular bar on one leg—which includes some nice walk-in tables. On the other, a dining room designed by the famous AvroKo team is configured with large circular banquettes, which are exceptionally comfortable, and if you dine at twilight, the space suffuses with a golden glow that reproduces the chiaroscuro of Renaissance paintings. Man, nobody looks bad in that light. But the more often you dine there, the more you’re likely to be annoyed by design details: how much half the ceiling looks like the Coney Island Boardwalk, while the other resembles a Dutch bathroom. Or how the little pouches of plastic herbs seem to be growing on the walls, as if real plants were too much trouble.

    “Plein Sud” means “Far South” or “Facing South” and refers to the region of Provence, whose cooking is the ostensible theme of restaurant. Regrettably, the menu is a grab bag of dishes from all over France, as if you, the diner, had no idea what Provençal food really was. Nowhere to be found are bouillabaisse, salt-cod brandade, grilled sardines, or the chickpea cakes called socca—though there’s a side of ratatouille available, the sainted tomatoey and garlicky eggplant mélange. But beware! On Episode 5, Cotton and a cohort stuffed a beef loin with it, which constitutes a crime against both beef and purple vegetable.

    The failed pissaladière comes from a section of flatbreads that can be shared as appetizers, and indeed there is one excellent choice among them: tarte flambé, an Alsatian creation topped with bacon and cheese. In this case, at least, the pastry is flaky and thin. Washed down with a cold glass of white Bordeaux, it can make you very happy. A couple of other things that were enjoyable, from a menu that hopscotches across nine sections without ever establishing a point of view, included a beef bavette (skirt steak) expertly cooked, tangled on the plate with raw, thin-sliced zucchini, and a bucket of Thai-flavored moules frites awash in coconut milk, though the accompanying fries had been coated with starch, Burger King–style.

    The worst dish was an alleged beef bourguignon configured as a dense puck of meat, bathed in what tasted like artificial-smoke-laced barbecue sauce—not one whit Provençal or even French. The best was a simple side of poached leeks with some egg crumbled on top. It presented in shorthand form the simple, sunny promise of real Provençal cooking. But this is just the sort of thing that would never win a Quickfire on Top Chef: Like a contestant with no spiky haircut, its appearance would never appeal to the TV audience.

    I think Angelo is just playing for sympathy with the sob stories. And the whole season one giant snoozefest except for the repartee between Bourdain and Ripert. Even Colicchio seems to want to get out of there ASAP and Padma is clearly not happy.

    The nonpleasures begin at the start of each meal, with cold, industrial rolls served with a black-olive butter that is neither smooth nor studded but simply purple and salty, with pieces of olive flesh here and there.

    They continue apace: a slops salad of frisée and lardons, with a slimy chicken-liver ragout; dry and featureless flatbreads, neither hot nor cold, including a pissaladière topped with limp onions, a few black olives and only a hint of white anchovy.

    Some celery rémoulade was ordered to accompany this, off a list of “seasoned” vegetables meant to be eaten with the restaurant’s selection of acceptable deli meats: saucisson sec, bresaola and the like. There is also a fine pâté de campagne. Mr. Cotton adds apples to the classic mixture of mayonnaise, lemon juice and Dijon mustard. The result might be a base for someone else’s transgressive ice cream.

    This was followed one night by a mushy skate wing with a brown-butter sauce that ran very close to scorched, defining the taste of inattention. Skirt steak was cooked into chewy submission. Pasta with fiery merguez, however, was perfect and welcome.

    A lunchtime burger stuffed with white Cheddar and slathered in a McSpecial sauce of black-truffle aioli came aboard a toasted-stale brioche bun with a pink slice of supermarket tomato. Five Guys does better. Shaved roast leg of lamb came riding something on the order of dry Texas toast, over an herbed goat cheese reminiscent of Boursin. Consuming it took much water.

    In all, this is grim stuff, even if served by cheerful service-industry newcomers for whom every phrase is exclamatory: “Awesome choice!” (They’re as French as the sisters of Delta Nu.) The seats are comfortable enough, and the L-shaped room — designed by AvroKo to resemble some combination of a barn in Avignon and a chic grandmother’s Paris apartment — is not unpleasant.

    Plein Sud draws a handsome crowd, seemingly made up of equal parts hotel guests (“I used to stay at 60 Thompson”), television fans (“Psst, look, I think that’s Kenny from ‘Top Chef’!’ ”) and gastro-tourists photographing their mussels in coconut milk (not bad, as it happens). It is not the snack room at Motel 6. But it is by no means a good restaurant. “

  29. Had Enough! says:

    Yom Kippur (the Jewish Day of Atonement) is coming up. Wonder what our little JillZee will be atoning for this year?

  30. Jen says:

    I like Angelo, always have. Want him to win! Plus I think he’s cute….

    Knew Angelo was staying because TC is a reality show/ contest and Angelo v Ed makes better TV

  31. I need help.(no “yeah we know” cracks here, please!)
    I’m trying to leave a post on Really Old housewives of Manatee County and I can’t.
    How do i sign in? i don’t have URL?
    i wrote same paragraph 3x and i keep losin it. is there a special way to post? should i go in as anonymous?
    someone on the site is smackin off to Lynn and i wanna tell them off but i can’t-plus the site was soo funny i wanted to comment.

    • Had Enough! says:

      Just click on the little box below the comment box. Where it says select profile.
      Choose anonymous.

      I don’t see anyone slamming Lynn but there is some clueless soul who thinks our own RealCityHousewife stole Real(ly)OldHousewives’ style (photos interspersed with text). Like no one else has ever used that style before. Clearly this lady doesn’t spend much time on blogs.

    • Had Enough! says:

      Oh. Do you mean the comment under “Do Fabulous” that purports to come from our Lynn? Clearly BS.

  32. Had Enough! says:

    OK, I know who is NOT going to win Top Chef. Local magazine indirectly spilled the beans.

  33. Had Enough! says:

    Shoot. The comments under the article make it obvious who did win (assuming that their assumption that the All-Star cast is comprised of people who didn’t win).

  34. New York Housewife says:

    How do you guys feel about Ben W. being a guest on Andy’s show tonight? I just can’t believe they are puitting a kid on. I don’t think there is anything funny or cute about him and I really have not interest in what he has to say. I have 3 sons around his age and I would not let them watch this show but they have no interest in it anyway. I just think it is wrong to “reward” a kid for watching inappropriate adult behavior. Anybody else feel this way? Bravo really hits the bottom of the barrel sometimes.

    • Sherry says:

      I think it’s creepy yet again. Andy was just creepy when it came to Ben. For godssake, he’s a child and Andy’s show deals with adult content, not a child’s level of content.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      Is he really going to be on? I assumed it was a joke. Why does Andy think any of us are entertained by a 13 year old boy who calls in and discusses a show that is suppose to be for a mature audience.

      Sick- and I won’t be watching.

      • MAMAZ says:

        It’s just so weird that a 13 year old kid watches this show.

        • Sha2000 says:

          I don’t think that its a big deal. Unfortunately in this era kids are exposed to worse, a good example is knowing your mom makes her sex tapes available for purchase.

          • Rabble Rouser says:

            What’s the purpose of having a child on a show who’s culture promotes drinking and adult themes?

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          Especially a boy, I hope he isn’t teased at school about it- I am sure it’s hard enough having a last name like Wienner.

          • cdnfillie58 says:

            maybe he isn’t really a kid, or even a boy..the fact that he is on the show smells fishy to me

        • Need a Hobby says:

          Let’s put it this way….the kid probably also watches Project Runway and America’s Next Top Model, etc…..

    • Blue Sky says:

      The boy is on WWHL because Andy is fascinated with him. I find it revolting, can’t figure out why the parents are allowing Andy to have their kid on an adult show. Are they blinded by Andy’s psuedo celebrity status? Yuck!

      It reminds me of an encounter years ago that I had with a young hispanic priest, who was just too fascinated with my adorable 6 year old son. The priest couldn’t take his eyes off of my son. It was very alarming to me, & I couldn’t get away from the situation fast enough. I’m not Catholic, I was just donating lots of houseware items to the church’s yard sale. Run Ben run away!!

      • oopsy says:

        What is so odd to me is that you must be 18 or older to call into WWHL. Andy really shouldn’t be discussing a show that involves ‘chuckies and bubbies’, sextapes and things of that nature with a young boy. It is creepy and wrong. Even if kids are exposed to mature themes it isn’t right to condone it. Especially when Bravo has on the screen that you must be 18 to call. I think Andy is disregarding what his viewers want because most of us don’t want to hear a young boy discuss this. Where the hell are Ben’s parents?

        • apparently Andy Weiner is a person who is fascinated with the Housewives series of shows. he has gained popularity with his fascination and questions with the housewives. people popular with the franchise are clearly entitled to a spot on the show. lynnNchicago is VERY popular with people who follow the franchise. I’m sure she would have wonderful questions to ask as well as being able to answer serious questions about many Bravo topics as well. When will she be on?

  35. Sherry says:

    Lynn, I was reading that one old blog you mentioned, the one that was written before the NJ houswives show aired (the one Ashley commented on). Did you notice one of the anonymous posters wrote:
    Anonymous said…

    I’m getting bored reading about the same old thing. Brownstone “this” Brownstone “that” doesn’t anyone know anything about the other 4 losers or are they just on the show to use up camera time. I kinda feel bad for them, they obviously had NO attention before and still getting NO attention Now. Except for the one comment about the stipper thing (thats true). But, again she’s only married into the family somehow through the Brownstone, so she don’t matter.

    I wonder if the poster was referring to Jac–the stripper who married into the family ‘somehow through the Brownstone.’ I saw another post that said there were 2 strippers on the show. So, one would be Danielle, and other could be Jac?

    Just wondering. Maybe that’s why Caroline had a hard time accepting her into the family, and probably still doesn’t really like her especially after Jac disobeyed C on national tv.

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Jacqueline is the OTHER stripper I’d bet a $10,999,999.99 on it.

      But if I’m wrong-good luck collecting, I’m pulling me a Juicy and declaring bankruptcy. But just remember my house is not under forecloser.

      • KirksvilleMo says:

        But Dina is the one connected to the Brownstone not Jac.

        • OneMoreinBoston says:

          The post says:

          “But, again she’s only married into the family somehow through the Brownstone, so she don’t matter.”

          So it could fit Jac. her husband is the brother of one of the owner’s wives.

          • Sherry says:

            My bet is on Jac

          • dumberries says:

            Yep, could be either one. I’d bet good money on Jac. To me, she fits the profile to a T. I think she loves her husband and the security, but she misses the excitement of her wilder days. That’s why she liked hanging with dirty Danielle and doesn’t mind two-faced Kim G. Girl needs some drama – she’s bored to death with the high and mighty Caroline and Dina. Face it, they are boring as hell…

  36. error404 says:

    Ed was totally making as arse of himself last night, int he Wendy Pepper sense of the word. I loved when he agreed to only make one dish, and then immediately told the camera he was secretly making two so as to gain an edge. Ass.

    I don’t know if it was editing, but that rebuttal by Tom about it not being too salty came off poorly. Another ass? I don’t think it’s favoritism, as he feels the need t tell us Angelo’s dishes are too sweet like every 5 minutes even though not a single other diner on the show agrees with him, or even seem to know what he talking about. lol

    • Anitabee says:

      What ever did happen to Wendy Pepper???

    • Had Enough! says:

      So Wendy Pepper! GREAT CALL.

      She’s still around: http://www.wendypepper.com/Wendy-Home.html living not too far from Mr and Mrs. Bravo Grifters, the Virginia Edition.

      She has a line of breeches that could easily be called KooKooLet’s Breeches for Wannabe Riders: http://www.wendypepper.com/Wendy-breeches.html

      Did you know that she also took part in two other Bravo television shows: Celebrity Poker Showdown and Battle of the Network Reality Stars?

      My fave-to-hate Angela Fleurchons Jubilee Jumbles Keslar seems to have disappeared. For a while, her design website was around but it seems to be gone now.

  37. Adgirl says:

    A few Top Chef comments:
    Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert are extremely close friends. No one should take Anthony’s ribbing of Eric seriously.
    I thought Ed said he was planning a second dish before Tom visited the kitchen. No?
    Tiffany won an all stars mini competition a few years ago. It was her extra cook off dish, a cake or pie.
    I didn’t understand/like Ed’s comment about getting rid of Angelo either. Angelo has been very inconsistent and overwhelmed at times, especially in light of his boastfulness early on. But didn’t Angelo basically say the same things about getting rid Kenny?

    • Need a Hobby says:

      “I thought Ed said he was planning a second dish before Tom visited the kitchen. No?”

      Yes, but it was only after first telling the others that he only wanted to do one dish, and they all decided to prepare only one dish each. Then Ed I think while shopping told the camera he was going to do 2 dishes, but he didn’t say anything to anyone else—the others were shopping for one dish—which is why they were pissed. The others only learned of it when Ed mentioned it in response to Tom’s comments in the kitchen as they were doing prep.

  38. boston02127 says:

    The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Ashley Holmes has split from her boyfriend, Derek Vance , RadarOnline.com has learned. PHOTOS: Celebrity Break-Ups 2010 The 19-year-old daughter of Housewife Jacqueline Laurita Tweeted the news to a friend, admitting they were on “a break.”

    Ashley’s tweet about the above:
    radar online got the report WRONG… yes.. derek and i are taking some time apart right now.. we are staying close.. i did tweet to a fan the other day saying “ummm…we’re just taking some time apart right now.. but who knows what the future holds..he’s an amazing guy..and i love him.” ..i then looked on his twitter to see if he had said anything about us taking time.. (because i hadn’t told anyone yet).. and i saw he had a thing about him being heartbroken.. in which I RESPONDED TO HIM SAYING “stop saying stuff like this on twitter. come on.” derek decided to delete his twitter page for now.. he doesn’t want to have to answer questions about us.. i would like to ask you all to respect that.. thank you xo

    Too little too late dumb assley.

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      so Moley Moley broke up with her, Hatsley hacked into his account to make it seem like she broke up with him, and then shut down the account. riiiight

      • KirksvilleMo says:

        I’m confused can you draw me a map?

        • OneMoreinBoston says:

          listen, if your not going to read the pre blog emails I send out, we’re not going to have you at these meetings anymore. Pay attention puh-leeze!

          Kidding! Can you tell I drank too many coffees?

          Ok Ok, So Derek is “Moley-Moley” from Austin Powers the Spy who Shagged me, because he’s got this huge molely thing on his face. He is pretty cute otherwise, but I don’t think I could ever talk to him without screaming MOLE!

          Hatsley is my new nickname for Ashley because well Ass-ley just isn’t juvenile enough for me (I’m very immature!)

          So it looks like Ashley broke up with Derek. But I don’t like that story line. If according to @Olivia it’s all made up anyway isn’t this story soooo much better:

          Derek breaks up with Ashley because…well everything… and then Ashley hacks into his twitter account, tweets a fake message from him that he is broken hearted over her and then she shuts down his whole account so she can’t get caught.

          Then she sends out this twittling twattle tweet which makes her look so mature, yeah right Hatsley I KNOW you’re not!

          • OneMoreinBoston says:

            I think I better go and lay down.

          • dumberries says:

            I like your version! If she really broke up with him, she’s dumber than I thought. He was cute, he had his own place, he put up with her and her family. Maybe she’s waiting for Slade Smiley to leave Gretchen and come whisk her away – they had those little twitter flirt sessions going on for awhile. She deserves Slade more than Derek…

            • Anitabee says:

              I agree Ashley has no other takers at this time. Who wants a crazy felon manzo wannabee as his woman?

          • And once again you heard it here FIRST!

            Poor guy, Ashley is now a big time Bravo-lebrity and part time off-Broadway “star,” and he is only an ex-Blockbuster employee who has made the big move up to Best Buy (or local appliance store). In other words…while he works, she plays. She tweets, videos herself playing, parties and he had to work and online classes. Yep, he was boring, but she had to wait until the end of the season because of her “fans.”

            Now she is a PR intern who probably is paid to post tweets and videos while partying and driving around the city, while he has a work schedule. (btw, who hires a PR intern with no college or work experience?)

            I wonder who got custody of the dog? I wouldnt trust her to care for a goldfish. She would forget to feed it.

    • oopsy says:

      It seems he DID want to discuss it if he had it on his twitter. How could she ask him to take it down and who the hell is she to ask us to respect anything? Just for that I wanna talk about it! (That might be what she really wants)

  39. boston02127 says:

    Claud’s tweet—– Who nominates my mother @nettielaurita to be the new housewife for season 3? @BravoAndy r u listening? She would set everyone straight!

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      yes- we should call it the Real Crickets of New Jersey because all you’d here is the sounds of crickets slowly chirping into the night.

      and a lone coyote howling at the moon.

    • Dina took her own daughter off RHONJ OFF, but she wants to put her MOM on the show? Obviously Dina’s RHONJ experience wasn’t so bad, if she is willing to throw her mom to the Bravo wolves. A good daughter would continue to support her mom’s retirement by continuing advertising her internet business on Twitter and YouTube.

      And besides didn’t Claude talk about “good Italian beatings” in her family? Do people really want to hear about that?

    • Need a Hobby says:

      Wow. The only thing possibly more exciting is to make a whole spin off called
      “The Real Mothers of Bravo’s Housewives.” Dina could have her mom on the show, Teresa’s mom & Jill’s mom Gloria……it would be craptastic.

  40. boston02127 says:

    Broke Teresa’s tweet— I’m going to be on Watch What Happens Live with @BravoAndy tonight! What questions should I ask him? xx

  41. Wall St Lady says:

    Found it !
    ALL.  Double, double toil and trouble;
        Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
           2 WITCH.  Fillet of a fenny snake,
        In the caldron boil and bake;
        Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
        Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
        Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,
        Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing,—
        For a charm of powerful trouble,
        Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
           ALL.  Double, double toil and trouble;
        Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
           3 WITCH.  Scale of dragon; tooth of wolf;
        Witches’ mummy; maw and gulf
        Of the ravin’d salt-sea shark;
        Root of hemlock digg’d i the dark;
        Liver of blaspheming Jew;
        Gall of goat, and slips of yew
        Sliver’d in the moon’s eclipse;
        Nose of Turk, and Tartar’s lips;
        Finger of birth-strangled babe
        Ditch-deliver’d by a drab,—
        Make the gruel thick and slab:
        Add thereto a tiger’s chaudron,
        For the ingrediants of our caldron.
           ALL.  Double, double toil and trouble;
        Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
           2 WITCH.  Cool it with a baboon’s blood,
        Then the charm is firm and good

    I played one of the 3 witche in McBeth.
    With todays “moderness” I should b able to make a freez driew vwesino of the brew.
    How shall we get it on ill ?

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      Well, she almost fits. I would change it to:

      “Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Zarin Fabric’s Wool of bat, and tongue of dog”

      aahhh, now it’s perfect. (my apologies to Mr. Shakespeare)

      • JazzNightOut says:

        I think ‘wool of bat’ refers to Kelly. She is the Ambassador of Wool and is BSC.

        • OneMoreinBoston says:

          aahhhh…such a better editor than me! most definately it’s Kelly! How could I have been so blind? good call!

        • dumberries says:

          Lol! It does fit Kikilet.
          I love Shakespeare; who’d have guessed I’d be reading him on the I HATE JILL ZARIN blog. Lady McBeth makes Jill Zarin look like an amateur schemer…

          Thanks WSL…

    • Sha2000 says:

      Last Halloween I printed up the first part of the witch monologue; I used a really cool font & aged the paper w/tea & displayed it on a cookbook holder on my stove top. The mom’s (it was my daughters Halloween/birthday party) thought that was the best part of the decor.

  42. jean says:

    sorry claud there are already one too many of your family on there now and since when has it become real old housewives of nj? (especially since kim g didnt make it either)

  43. Wall St Lady says:

    Who is on Taxi TV
    Many authentic stars appear. There r channels business,news weather &”around NY”TV The restaurant reviews r mostly unknown off the main track ethnic values. I have never seen any one w/1- 5 star.
    Come to NYC & see. We need u to visit the fashion & business capital of the world. I work ( 42nd & 5).
    You could also visit ill.Zarrib is between Chinatown & The Bowery ,known for having drunk/homeless poor souls sleeping on the street. I hear ill gets off her broom 2Xs a day to sweep these undesirables off the sidewalk in front of the “sto”. Then of course she gets back on her broom till she has to get off again.
    “Bubble toil &troble”.
    Anyone wishing to correct or continue my expo of 3 witches stirring a nasty brew from

    Sorry to digress,,,

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      I loves it!

      Let’s go shopping at the “sto” for Fillet of a fenny snake, and of course don’t forget Gall of goat, and slips of yew, and then we have to Cool it with
      Theresa’s baboon blood.

      Jill will thinks it’s yummy!

    • Ellabean says:

      No disrepsect WSL, if you work at 42nd & 5th, then why are you Wall Street Lady ??! Maybe you love to be near the NY public library! 🙂

      Many eons ago , I worked at L&T at 40th .

      • Sha2000 says:

        I was @ SFA eons ago too….shopped at L & T on my lunch break, from one store to another.

        • Ellabean says:

          Sha, yes, I recall you writing days ago here that you worked at SFA (Saks Fifth Avenue for anyone who wonders) ! It caught my eye. Beautiful landmark old NYC buildings – esp SFA.

  44. Adgirl says:

    All of RH need a Bethenny type cast member to comment on the developments ina down to earth, but snarky way. That;s what made NY so much better. No one calls out Atl, NJ or OC ladies on their bs in a way that is enjoyable to the viewers.

    • Ellabean says:

      Adgirl – brilliant. Absolutely. We’ve all noticed how there is repition of roles within each cast – within each franchise. But a Bethenny “Greek chorus” would be a great addition to each cast. It could even be done by the gay man in each cast: Paul Wharton or Dwight.

  45. boston02127 says:

    Mickey can you stick a lemon in her mouth?

  46. Sherry says:

    Thanks for the other blog links, Lynn. So funny. I read the blog posted before the RHNJ shows started in 2008 – what a hoot. According to some posters claiming to be related to, know, or live nearby the housewives, it sounds like the most entertaining show would have been about the husbands. There were quite a few references about the housewives being ignorant of their spouses’ extracurricular activities like their love of strip clubs, cheating, and being a little “dangerous” was one word describing them.

    Wasn’t much love for la familia NJ in that blog, except from the posters you could tell were either in the family or kiss ass friends. The whole blog certainly got Ashley’s goat. Poor thing really thinks people are jealous.

    There were a bunch of posts supposedly from employees at the Brownstone, all praising their employers, portraying them as being so cleansy and hardworking I thought I was reading about candidates for sainthood.

    I do believe they were real employees loving on their employers. Yup. BTW, I’ll being purchasing some great swamp land in Florida real soon.

  47. Wall St Lady says:

    I love LynnFam. We do everything (even Shakespear) better

    Hi one Mo Bo Sha2000 Hadenough Jazz & berries. Been working & missed U !

  48. lillybee says:

    Tonight we have the Salamis vs. Mary over something one of Mary’s daughters may or may not have done to the Salamis. I wonder if it will be must see tv.

  49. Wall St Lady says:

    I noticed for the first time in Reunion pt 1 that following Andy telling Trash that “she was strong” he said “Don’t ever cross me!”.
    Maybe he has balls after all although they may be impacted.

    I hope he hits Trasha in the face w/them.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      What he meant by “just don’t cross me” was don’t go toward Danielle across him, she stays on Andy’s left side and doesn’t cross over him to get to her.

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      Dear WSL do you know what BSD stands for?

      When I was a recruiter for stockbrokers, whenever I would get a hold of a guy who was had a decent book, but was truly obnoxious about it, my boss, would say well, now you have to deal with a BSD…too bad for you!

      It took me weeks before someone would tell me it stood for Big Swinging D*ck.

      So by that logic is Andy have BSB?

  50. rawhideaz says:

    Maybe I’ve missed something somewhere along the line but why isn’t RHDC on this week?

  51. Savannah111 says:

    Hello everyone,
    I havent read through all todays blogs yet, but I have a question..
    Who at Bravo decides to fire a housewife, in Danielle’s case is it Andy??

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Thats a great question. Could it be Andy’s decision alone? I wonder if the production company has any input? There have been a few others like Jeanna asking for too much money, they let her walk and Lisa from Atlanta is gone that was announced as a “mutual decision” which most likely means Bravo let her go. I still think that Bravo let Dina go because she had no storyline, no family once her daughter wasn’t allowed to be filmed too.

      • Sherry says:

        The story about Claude forging a doc allowing her kid to be on tv seems plausible. The spouse got mad and put and end to all of it. Just seems believable to me.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          I have to wonder about a woman who bawls like a baby over her daughter going on a two week vacation to Greece with her father but has no trepidations about putting her on a reality tv show

      • Savannah111 says:

        Yep Lynn it makes sense about Dina as well as Lisa from Atlanta because to me I didnt think Lisa added anything to the show at all, I think with Lisa she wanted to be liked so much and then she didnt seem to know how to let her real side come out, I never bought Lisa’s goody goody act I think she was a lot more upset with Sheree and Kim than we got to see and it was hard for her not to go off because it would tarnish the image she wanted people to view her as having.. Dina was boring period not even alittle bit interesting to me at all.. I dont buy Dina when she said she had never seen Teresa behaving like she did on season 1 either. And to this day LOL I just dont like Jacquline I didnt like her in season 1 and its frustrating to me because I just can;t put my finger on what exactly it is, maybe it was her painting herself as goody goody when she’s really not I just dont know I can’t figure it out. I have a feeling that theres more in her closet that we don’t know about I really feel strongly about that…

        Teresa reminds me of that actress that played on Married with children Peggy Bundy its like someone just plucked her off the street and placed her in that house her behavior is as crazy as Danielle’s in alot of ways.. I was shocked she went to college it wouldnt have surprised me if she didnt graduate from high school. She;s an Idiot. She can’t even speak english, I dont know Italian or understand it but she may not speak that correctly either.. She lied when she said that she does everything herself without help she has her mother and father living with them I read that somewhere.. Remember on the trip to Italy she wanted to give them a break from watching the kids and had Caroline and Albert watch them. She’s full of crap..

  52. rawhideaz says:

    Sorry all . . . I misread the bravo schedule. My bad . . .

  53. Wall St Lady says:

    I worked downtown for 1/2 my career Everybody on Wall St. Wants to work mid town. Downtown is a pain to get to & there r few good restaurants & not many stores.Realestate is MUCH cheaper downtown & many firms have their head quarters downtown to save $$ If u take the path or drive in from one of the berbs downtown is not so bad. But still there is nothing to do but work. I actually appreciated the 1/2 hour commute from 5th & 86ty I did for so many years b4 cell phones; I studied & prepared to & from work (10 hr/week). Now I would NEvER take a job downtown. Currently I have a 20min walk or 15min cab door to door.
    Last every on who has a “Wall St” career ie securities trading I am pretty sure when asked what do u do & wanting to purposefully b vague,say Wall St. BTW even the movie Wall St was mid town.

  54. Sherry says:

    I wish someone would fire Andy. Between siding with the MLG clan and being such a lousy mediator he’s having Ben on again. A little kid. I just can’t stand Andy anymore. He should fire himself.

  55. AZ Girl says:

    Watching last episode of HWODC. Micheala (sp?) was wearing a David Yurman ring and necklace. I assume that these were the pieces that were “loaned” to her for the White House State Dinner crashing that she took her time returning. If I remember correctly the jewelry store that lent them had to sue to get them back. Their value was around $30,000.00.

    I am actually looking forward to Mary’s meltdown tonight. She looks so sad all the time.

    • Sherry says:

      I read somewhere that the DC housewives are not even on the D list of Washington insiders. That they are sort of E or F listers trying to become D listers trying to become actual insiders.

  56. Wall St Lady says:

    Too bad. I guess he is totally impacted.

  57. Wall St Lady says:

    Elabean does that make sense ?

  58. RubyNewbie says:

    Re-posting from the previous blog. Guess I was a little late to the party! 🙂

    Hey everybody! This is my first post. I’ve been reading and lurking, lurking and reading. I love your blog, Lynn. Keep up the good work.

    Ok, my two cents: I wonder if Bravo is reconsidering dumping Danielle altogether since the backlash against her isn’t as great as they’d expected. I think people pity Danielle more than anything. She’s seems to be a drama queen, woefully misguided, desperate for validation, etc. Her daughters are a big plus for her–they’re sweet little ladies. On the other hand, the Manzo/Laurita/Giudice clans just seem to be petty, snobby (why?) and cringe inducingly vicious. Caroline has major issues of her own. Mean as a wet hen but melts into a puddle of tears when her family faces any challenges. Why so extreme? Can I just say Dina (good ol’ Claudine) is a huge liar and totally sneaky. Her sense of entitlement must be at least partially born of the fact that her family is willing to cover for her. That makes her feel somehow justified in gossiping, lying, forging signatures, etc. Jacqueline has actually been sullied by her association with Caroline and Dina and Teresa. I think on her own, she’s naturally affable and accepting. Her parenting skills need work though. Ashley is a creep. And Teresa…good Lord. There are few bigger messes in reality tv. Another huge liar. A thief. Egotistical. Greedy. Dumb. Snarky. Violent. God bless her kids, but they are brats. If she returns next season, you can bet Andy Cohen will televise her reaping everything she’s sown. She’ll be the Jill of RHONJ. Bet on it.

  59. Wall St Lady says:

    Now my tong has been known to make grown men cry. I have never even witnessed the verbal abuse Dung ella has with stood. I am pretty sure by now I would have taken a pillow to the face of Caroline or Trash a & held it till they gasped for air & let the other know she was next & demanded as D. Did “One at a time” which is only fair.
    Dung has more discipline than I could have mustered.

    • Sherry says:

      They were so horrible to her especially ThugHead standing over D, just about touching her while she’s screaming at the top of her lungs. She was probably spitting on D’s head. I would have lost it. D kept her cool though.

  60. Wall St Lady says:

    Hi Will I made one of my restaurante quality dinners.
    Mushroom Lasagna & butter grilled carrots & garden salad. Have skinny cow ice cream sandwich for desert.

  61. Wall St Lady says:

    Lillybee & Sherry would u please tell me how u picked your moniker.

  62. Wall St Lady says:

    Wow I am really CRAZZ Hooked when I confuse sending a tex to my 40 year old single bro. & a post to Lynn.

    Now that I am on this topic.
    Is there anyone in NC lurking that deserves a hunky, handsome “doll” of a man who is a lot like his older sister (so ha ha of course he is good looking & great personality & ruled by integrity)

    • That would be me, but I’m not in NC. Except my divorce is not final yet, and my psychic says that I have to get out & dance before I meet someone nice.-but she did say that he would be from far-away, I was thinking Finland or Canada.
      I need your recipe for mushroom lasagna, please-or, just what you put into it WSL, I’ve never heard of that before, but now that I have, I think that I’m going to be hungry ’till I have some.

  63. NormaJean says:

    Here’s an interview that Danielle just gave that is very interesting. It’s refreshing to see an article where quotes aren’t chopped off or taken out of context.


  64. lillybee says:

    My granddaughter is Lilian Beatrix, so I call her Lillybee. It is also the name of one of the toons I play in World of Warcraft.
    Lillybee is definitely my intranet i.d.

  65. Wall St Lady says:

    Now I remember Lillybee. Ur answers r so young & fresh I forgot u r a grama ! How many others do u have.
    Oops the DC divas begin !

    • lillybee says:

      My son has the girl, my daughter has two boys and is in the process of adopting her foster baby girl.
      Lillybee is the oldest, she is 6.

  66. Sherry says:

    You mean “Sherry” moniker? It’s my nickname. Why asking?

  67. Had Enough! says:

    OK, watching DC now and I am sorry if this language offends anyone, but Tareq Salahi is the walking talking epitome of a douche bag. The FBI does not monitor petty theft.

    So this is really about a 23-yr-old kid named Sean Wehrly. He works as a model and apparently as a concierge at a boutique hotel for the beautiful people. He is a friend of Lolly Amon and the Salahis accused him of taking their car and polo gear. They claim that an arrest warrant was issued, but since the Salahis are not on speaking terms with the truth or even distant relatives of the truth, the whole thing is no doubt total BS.

  68. Wall St Lady says:

    One Month Bo it was someone like u that got me interviews for training programs for my 1st job in a training program.
    BSD is funny !

    I said to clients etc for along time “I think he shot his wad” in describing that a big trader probably had no more buying power so a stock probably would not to continue (or something like that). I had in my 20’s no clue it had a sexual meaning. A sweet gentleman asked me if I knew what that meant. When I got it I never said it again.

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      OMG My late mother used to say that too-having absolutely no clue what it meant! She used to think it meant “to spend all your money at one time” LOL!

      She used to completely embarass mylittle brother, because she refused to believe what it really meant, and would say “oh you kids know what I mean stop, now making things up!

  69. Wall St Lady says:

    My company testified be4 congress & we stayed at the May fair Hotel. One of the highlights of my life.

    • Sha2000 says:

      Stayed at the Mayfair in London once…would love a trip to DC, my girls haven’t been there yet & I want to go to the Smithsonian & see the Lincoln memorial lit at night once again..I have a great memory of waking up in the car late at night as a child & seeing Abe in his big chair : ) LOVE Abe Lincoln.

    • Mel2 says:

      WSL, I think you mean the Mayflower Hotel on Connecticut Avenue.

  70. Wall St Lady says:

    Cat made some good points particularly held more than her own in the face of a political mask. Its one thing to have a quick “how to u do” but this was a sit down & this is when ball count !

  71. Sherry says:

    I can’t bring myself to watch the DC housewives.

  72. Wall St Lady says:

    Sorry I think Linda notices in the dark her very large man is not “everyone is the same in the dark”

  73. Wall St Lady says:

    I am sorry Mrs Salami’s open mouth in the add where she says $$100 000 to $$12mil $
    Makes me want to shove a salami into that hole in hour face.
    Am I alone ?

  74. Scorpiosue1102 says:

    Teresa on WWHL tonight. I’m sure more of her not answering anything.

  75. Wall St Lady says:

    DC is known for having no current fashion sense. Very conservative old below the knee clothes. Kat is Cool & pushing the envelope.

    • Sha2000 says:

      Right! Kay Bailey-Hutchison conservative wear & Hillary pant suits! I did love Mrs. Obama’s Inaugural Ball Gown.

    • Had Enough! says:

      There was a time when everyone in DC wore either gray, black, or navy blue. Maybe some white or beige in the summer. Barney’s opened a store in DC and died a fast death. A very stodgy store called Raleigh’s, where everyone bought these dull clothes, was acquired by a group that tried to bring in NY fashion. Raleigh’s died.

      There are small armies of people wearing charcoal gray or black slacks and light blue or white shirts.

      • Sha2000 says:

        I miss working in NY & wearing black almost every day…love it. Black & charcoal w/NY style, so cool…mind you as I say this I’m in jeans & an ugly tee. Lol I just looked down & realized my tee shirt is charcoal; old dog what can I say!

      • Geeze-I’m surprised by that.-very NYC of them? I thought that DC trended more towards Southern Belle fashion-wise? Navy blue is always a nice safe choice. Isn’t that the DC City colors?-or, red, white & blue?

        • Had Enough! says:

          Nah. DC is a lot like Tokyo. No one wants to stand out. Everyone is VERY SERIOUS. It is, after all (as the Riggs Bank ad said) the most important city in the most important country in the world. Everyone in DC thinks that if they stop working for even 2 minutes, the world will stop spinning on its axis.

  76. Wall St Lady says:

    Please note that Linda’s mixed relationship is Soooo not the norm.
    BTW it is in NY.

  77. AZ Girl says:

    I love Cat. Her daughters are great. She is sticking it to the “Stuff shirts” of DC. I know what I have to spend on healthcare and my deductible is enormous. Good for her.

  78. Wall St Lady says:

    What is it w/the foot prints.

  79. Scorpiosue1102 says:

    Can I say that I am liking Stacie and her husband a lot? There is just something about them. I have to say that I’m in the minority and I’m starting to like Cat more and more.

    Teresa, really? You think you’ll be the classiest at the reunion on the WWHL vote??? Yeah, no.

  80. Wall St Lady says:

    Teresa u r a fu#*ing ho pig !
    I am going to pin u down. I am going to break up ur family ! U r a pig Ho wife !

  81. icantstandthetoxicity says:

    OMG! Naomi Campbell thinks that Teresa is a role model. Shoot me now!

  82. I don’t have Bravo right now, so I hope some one recaps whatever Teresa does on WWHL please.

    I’m working-on a blog, and I have a quick question, does anyone know if Behenny was the only HW in all franchises who did not have children? I know some, like Kim G. (non-HW), kids were not on the show, & Dina/Claudine season II, but anyone else w/o children??-TY in advance for thinking of it.

    WSL—sorry to YELL, BUT-WHAT is IN mushroom lasagna? Mushroom soup? Truffle oil? Portobello????? I will not be able to sleep without knowing please.

  83. Wall St Lady says:

    TrashA looks particularly ugly.
    Namoie is buying her
    Cave woman act.she identifies. Balless Andy can’t come up w/any one who doesn’t have a criminal & slapping record.
    PA Leese !

  84. Update from the real world, a 43 year old woman went postal after being fired at a Kraft company in Philly, on the news here.

    • Had Enough! says:

      Better news from the other side of the country:

      A federal judge in Riverside declared the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional Thursday, saying the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy violates the 1st Amendment rights of lesbians and gay men.

  85. boston02127 says:

    Teresa looks like she smells.

  86. Wall St Lady says:

    What is w/ all the Tarzan dresses.

    BTW I have always loved one sholder gowns.

  87. Zipit Zarin says:

    This is kindof good because the Manzo/Lauritas aren’t there to speak for Teresa. She is sooo freaking stupid she can’t answer questions. It’s a good thing she has no shame or self-awareness because she’d be mortified.

  88. Sherry says:

    Andy you are such a wimp.

    T doesn’t regret anything she did on the reunion show. So the bar in her existence isn’t raised that high. What a feral monster. I won’t call her a feral cat because I don’t want to insult cats. She doesn’t remember pushing Andy. Got Rage, Thugresa? You are the one who flew over the cuckoos nest. What a nutbag.

    She is so subdued tonight. Must have taken her meds before the show.

  89. boston02127 says:

    Family of ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ cast member is sued by Boonton firm for $50K


    • lillybee says:

      Just what we need, another one in money trouble.

    • Anitabee says:

      Really, Melissa, already getting sued?

      Again, cheating honest workers out of their money. I wonder if Gorga means grifter in Italian. If not, it soon will.

  90. Scorpiosue1102 says:

    I bet Teresa wishes that she was winning Ben Weiner money. Lord knows she needs it.

  91. Jen says:

    Teresa is lying about not knowing she pushed Andy until she watched because she acknowledges doing it on the show- he called her strong and she said don’t get in my way

    Also Teresa needs to STOP always mentioning Danielle when the question has nothing to do with her- and Teresa ‘I stand by what I do’ so you stand by blowing 11 million and don’t regret it? Wow!

    Ps…. In begining she was to dumb to get Andys joke about her being classy… He was being sarcastic that she was soooooo classy and she thought he was serious ( I think Andy laughs at Teresa behind her back)

  92. Sherry says:

    Andy you are the biggest wimp. Creepy wimp.

    T doesn’t regret anything she did on the reunion show. So the bar in her existence isn’t raised that high. What a feral monster. I won’t call her a feral cat because I don’t want to insult cats. She doesn’t remember pushing Andy. Got Rage, Thugresa? You are the one who flew over the cuckoos nest. What a nutbag.

    She is so subdued tonight. Must have taken her meds before the show.

  93. Sherry says:

    LOL, that confirms what we thought everyone. Caroline was pissed that they made up on tv with D.

  94. Scorpiosue1102 says:

    Teresa, Teresa, Teresa I believe legal documents that go over everything that you did illegally rather than your “don’t believe everything that you read”. Idiot.

    • Sherry says:

      The document Lynne posted is dated 9/2/10, so I don’t think it’s old news. Doesn’t look old

      • Had Enough! says:

        I think what she might have meant is that the bankruptcy trustee had made the same charges when he filed his complaint last month. There was a little bit of press about it. What is news is that now it is the U.S. Trustee who is filing, which is very, very serious.

        I checked yesterday and they haven’t filed an answer to either complaint yet. They have 30 days until the judge grants them more time.

    • Who cares what the NY Post, Pop Eater, what Teresa feeds to US magazine or Andy on WWHL? The original source material is on file in NJ courts and everyone can read them and form their opinions from those. I wonder if she does have an attorney. At risk of being redundant….she’s an idiot!

  95. icantstandthetoxicity says:

    Caroline just tweeted this:

    CarolineManzo: I was never annoyed with @jaclaurita, I understood where she was coming from and I told her that… :o) love her, always will.
    3 minutes ago via web

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      She must be reading the blog along with us LOL

      • Sherry says:

        That is FUNNY

      • julieintexas says:

        lol – you know she is! Caroline Manzo – we don’t believe you!
        Your a LIAR and BULLY! Keep making excuses – deflecting answers – and just being a big CLOWN!

        Teresa – you can’t tell the truth to save your freakin life!

    • Sherry says:

      Aww give it up Caroline, you gave yourself away with your expression and reaction the night of the reunion. GodMother was pissed.

  96. Wall St Lady says:

    Teresa is a f*qking Ho bit*#
    Garbage,c*#*,all things she called Dung ella)

    She stands by her actions w/no apologies.

    So she “has no apologies for ”

    Not filling taxes & fraudulently.
    & submitting those returns to the courts

    Not filing all vehicles

    Not filing hair do dad co & the unfilled $200 000 illegitimate $ run thru it.

    The several co. Not listed


    Pass me the trash can !

  97. Ione says:

    OMG, I sooo hate Andy, with his mocking of Danielle, and his creepy obsession with Ben Weiner and letting Teresa get a way with her lies!

    Teresa is a liar and I NEED TO SEE HER IN JAIL!!
    I need to see her in jail because I need desperately to know there is justice in this world. I worked for 30 years as nurse, always paid my bills. Now that I am retired, I’m disabled and can’t take the trips and participate in activities I had planned on. Now I see someone who doesn’t know how to live an honest life having a book on the best seller list, and takes family to Italy without paying for it! YUCK, makes me sick to my stomach.

    • Ione says:

      correction: “Now, I need to see IN JAIL someone who doesn’t know how to live an honest life……”

    • Sherry says:

      I feel the same way as you. I worked hard all my life and am also disabled as of a few years ago, and it burns me up to see people like this get away with blatant thievery, and to flaunt it in our faces. You took the words out of my mouth. I’ve been losing faith that any justice exists for this kind of white collar crime.

  98. Sherry says:

    I thought I would spit my soda out laughing when Teresa said in a serious tone, that she thought she would be voted the classiest act of the reunion show…Muahhahahaaaa. I thought she may have a couple brain cells that worked, but she proved me wrong.

    • icantstandthetoxicity says:

      LOL! She was surprised that she finished in last place in that poll.

    • Ione says:

      She is totally oblivious to being a low class, low life bitch. She really thinks she is special, that ape!

      • Sherry says:

        She was dumbfounded! If she’s that stupid, then I bet she truly believes that all the negative posts about her and the other bimbos are just ‘cuz we’re jealous.

        Hell, I’m very middle class, disabled, older than Thugresa, and I would NEVER want her life or any of the other miserable houswives. I like having a workable brain and reasonable vocabulary 🙂

  99. Wall St Lady says:

    that rivals
    Trasha & Mrs. Gorilla !

    Good name Sherry

    I call Dinella Dung elle.
    Can u improve ?

  100. Olivia says:

    Okay, so I watched another mind numbing episode of DC. All I can say is that you cannot mix politics and race on a show that is basically “fluff entertainment”. Not a good idea. These women barely know one another and they are required week after to week to make comments involving either one and it is uncomfortable to watch as they reach for something meaningful to say without sounding or appearing to be one way or the other. Casting this group of silly females (I exempt Stacie from this mix since she comes across as having class which is an ingredient lacking in the other 4) to carry on discussions that are way above their paygrade is ludicrous. Sitting around trying to decide who is or who is not racist does not make for wise t.v. The same applies to the political scene when half the audience may feel a bit unnerved.

    That being said, was there ever any closure regarding Mary’s daughter and her alleged involvement in the robbery? The parents seemed to be rather low key for having to face such an accusation but Lolly’s answers were rather ambiguous. Mary sure has only one reaction to most everything going on around her. Stupified.

    Cat is just a plain old ugly human being. Little good to say about anyone or anything and always looking to bait someone into her trap. One week she is putting down Obama, the next the Repubs. I say we all go to England and rag on the queen and that family as payback. Personally I can’t abide the Salahi’s but give it a rest once in awhile. This show has all the elements of “let’s all hate on Danielle” repetition.

    I kind of like Stacie and her husband. How they ended up on this “snoozer” is the big question. Both seem far to educated and cosmopolitan to be spending time with this phony bunch of “wannabe socialites”. I am getting the impression that Lynda and Ebong are perfect “beards” for one another. Who knows.

    One small thing: notice in the restaurant where Michaele and her assistant are discussing the day at the winery. Note that as Michaele tells her story she has a fork in her hand that has food on it. Yet the camera pans back and we see an mostly empty table and no food. This tells me that this scene was shot more than once. It again dispels the theory that this is “reality” and we are watching this with breaks in continuity to please the director.

    Just saying.

    • boston02127 says:

      @Olivia–Mind numbing is right. I keep waiting for something, anything interesting to happen. If this one is picked up for season 2 it will be a miracle.

      • Olivia says:

        It almost made me want to watch the last 2 reunion shows just to break the tedium of this mess. B.O.R.I.N.G.

        Another Bravo moment with an animal doing its business: this time Lynda’s ugly little pet is seen peeing all over the yard and every brick it passed. Beats “poop” for a visual though.

  101. Somebody please don’t forget to let me know what happens on WWHL. The reason I have no Bravo tonight, is because every single cable-box in my home is being used to watch Jersey Shore. Apparently somebody, (a girl) gets punched tonight.
    I thought they were watching football!

    • boston02127 says:

      @housewifehater–It wasn’t that eventful. Teresa & Stacie were on. That young boy Ben W. was on. Andy had a contest for him to win money. Andy asked Teresa about RH’s and if she answered them correctly Ben got the money. They had a “seatbelt” on the chair Teresa sat in as a joke. Andy pretty much joked to her about pushing him on the reunion show. Questions were asked by fans, mostly to Teresa and mostly about her money problems. She danced around the truth as usual. One questions asked was if Caroline was mad after the reunion. Teresa seem uncomfortable when answering. She said “not at me”. I’m guessing Caroline was mad at Jacqueline. Naomi Cambell was on the phone praising Teresa, asking her how she does it all! (ugh) The poll was “who do you think came off with the most class on the reunion show” Caroline won. I felt sorry for Stacie who was pretty much ignored.

      • Thanks Boston-I’m reading from the bottom-up. Well, at least the questions were asked. Too bad it sounds like the bad-girl Teresa got all the attention.
        Stacie has far too much class to try & compete with Teresa I’m sure, I bet that she dressed better than Teresa. (hope)
        They always have such weird guest-pairings on WWHL.

    • boston02127 says:

      @housewifehater—Keep scrolling down, Olivia recapped it so much better than I did.

  102. sydney says:

    Cat ran up $23,000 worth of medical bills since coming to DC?? Wonder if she paid that bill b/4 going back to the UK…..yeah right.

  103. Wall St Lady says:

    Sherry & Ione all Thugresa’s words on tape will b submitted when she has a criminal trial b fore a jury. Remember how long it took Madoff to go to jail & he pleaded guilty. His sons sit in their Nantucket mansions for the summer & multi mil $$ NYC apartments. These prosecutions take time. Trust me M&M Gorilla will wear orange !

    • Sherry says:

      I’d like to see Thugresa and Juice-eppe in orange. Yeah, the Madoff debacle made me ill, but knowing he is in jail gave me a little hope on justice. I always wondered about the boys. No one could be that unaware.

      And, as dumb as Thugresa is, I think she knows absolutely that she is a thief.

      Another note: I’ll have to work on Dung ella name. I kinda like that one though. 🙂

    • Who is their lawyer? I just can’t believe they don’t know that everything they write, twitter, say on camera can be deposed and recited back to them. And she just keeps doing it. Are they really that stupid?

      • Sherry says:

        Thugresa has close to zero self control. She was in a blind rage when she stood over Dungella to froth and spit. I bet even if she were told to keep silent, she probably couldn’t do it when something hits a nerve inside her.

        I still hear “break” not bring, unless she prounounces bring as ‘brink’ because I hear the hard ‘k’ sound at the end of the word.

  104. sydney says:

    Just an observation I forgot to post after the last reunion episode . Caroline’s built like a brick shit house, even with her 25 lb wt loss, and wearing a one armed dress makes her look like she could hunt bear with a switch…..not a good look.

  105. Wall St Lady says:

    Thugresa is not stupid in my opinion she is the height of evil.
    Scott Peck in his Best Seller “The Road less Traveled” says one form of mental illness is a patient who believes it is every one else fault.
    He says if u won’t admit u r part of the problem u can’t b part of the solution.
    He calls this narcissism/evil & said it is almost an impossible illness to treat.
    His 2nd book is about narcissism & is called
    “People of the Lie”.
    Again he warns these people r almost impossible to cure & r the most dangerous people. He reminds us God loves them but u probably should RUN !

    • Sherry says:

      Read the first book years ago, but haven’t read the second. Makes sense about narcissism being hard to treat since it’s a personality disorder. I’m not a professional in that area, but narcissists are often easy to pick out of a crowd. Many stars are narcissists, no surprise there.

    • Dawn says:

      I have a friend who was close with “Scotty” Peck and even stayed in his home in CT several times as a guest. He definitely had some serious issues. He was estranged from his children, cheated on his wife, etc. He died a few years ago.

  106. Olivia says:

    Onto WHHN. I just want to go on record to suggest I be first in line when they announce the winners of the “Who Wants to Punch to the Smirk Off Andy’s Face” contest. A royal pain in the ass.

    Anyway, there was Teresa and nice Stacie sitting beside Andy and pretending like they were not forced to be there by contract requirements. Andy announced that the “surprise guest is Ben Weiner, our 13 yr old Housewife fan who has the day off school tomorrow”. Something had already alerted me by his smiling choppers that this was going to bad.

    There was a lot of laughing and scratching over Teresa, who was wearing a seatbelt for more ha ha’s, pushing Andy back into his chair the night of the reunion. A segment that Teresa, true to form, said that she could not remember. The “poll of the week” question concerned who was the classiest of the 4 women at the reunion. Teresa said she thought she would “win”. Alas, the poll indicated that Caroline came in at number one, Danielle scored number two, Jacqueline received third place, and Teresa came in dead last. Surprise, surprise!

    Naomi Campbell called in and admitted that she was a fan of Teresa. No kidding. Each of them have shown their individual thuggery with the difference being that Naomi has been known to do hers worldwide. Anyway, Teresa and Andy appeared “thrilled to pieces” that the Queen of Blood Diamonds herself took time off from testifying in her own trial to call in. She also referred to Stacie as “sister” which just kicked it up another notch.

    Time for Ben. A short little bugger who seemed very sure of himself at 13. Andy then had a contest of 6 questions that were given to both Teresa and Stacie to answer which earned him $50.00 for each correct answer. They could only answer 4 out of the 6 but Ben did walk away with $200.00. I just knew in my heart that Ben knew all the answers which makes me dislike the little bugger even more.

    That was about it. Nothing new except that Teresa answered Naomi’s question of how she manages to clean, cook, and raise 4 kids without any help. Teresa chalks it all up to her “energy”. (No mention of Grandma or Grandpa living under the same roof.)

    I hate myself for watching this stuff.

    • JazzNightOut says:

      Oh, so do I!

    • TT in OC says:

      Thank goodness you did and wrote a great recap so I did not have to watch.

    • Thanks Olivia. I’m dumbfounded that Teresa doesn’t have it in her to thank whoever it is who has been taking-care of her babies while she’s been on her tour-de-force.
      Is her mom the one who doesn’t speak English? Maybe Teresa fake-translates, “see Ma? Here’s where I am thanking you again. Here’s where I tell Andy, “Whaddaya mean who’s your housekeeper & nanny? Mamma’s my housa keeper & nanny.” (as she pushes Andy into the chair again).
      If her mom was my mom and went un-acknowledged like that? There would be a big problem. And I have a problem with how rude it is for her to do that, Even if she had a nanny, most celebrities give shout-outs to their nannys.
      Four children?????? And she has to have ALL of the credit, just shameless.
      She acts so so ENTITLED!
      Nothing about her financial dilemma? If she is coming-back??

      • Olivia says:

        Yes, I am sure she will be back. Where else can she go to escape that empty mausoleum, her 4 howling kids, her fireplug husband, and the bill collectors?

        I read that Caroline is now in talks to put out a line of cookware. Jaybus, does this stuff ever stop? Each and everyone of them has a “product” to sell.


        • JazzNightOut says:

          I sure hope the cookware isn’t patterned that black and white check design all her pots and pans and kettle in her kitchen are. (That could have been worded more clearly, but I am tired from all the drama on RHODC :-).)

    • OLIVIA, you are too cute”i hate myself for watching this stuff.”
      I believe you! but, we are happy you watch this stuff because we certainly enjoy reading your comments and recaps. while everyone may not agree on all opinions expressed, I’m sure everyone will agree that the forum here is very entertaining at the very least.
      Don’t leave us Olivia, I really enjoy reading your comments as I’m sure everyone else does.
      we all hate ourselves for watching this crapfest.
      Thank goodness for this crazy site and the crazies who post!

  107. Dani says:

    I was wondering if Andy was trying to appease Teresa by having her on his show tonight and mentioning her book several times. I thought I had read on this blog that she was upset because her book wasn’t really pushed on the show like she thought it should have been or was told it would be. I have to admit I did vote for Danielle on WWH poll tonight, only because I certainly didn’t want Teresa to think that she was the classiest one on the reunion show.

  108. icantstandthetoxicity says:

    Jacqueline’s latest tweet:

    JacLaurita : I don’t think T lied,she misunderstood where C’s anger was directed. C couldn’t believe the act by D & wasn’t buying it.Mad,yes, at me? NO!
    1 minute ago via web

    • Oh great, how long did that last? D’s “Act”?……………………

      • There is a new article posted up-thread where Danielle is quoted as saying that she believes Jaq. is the only one who she doesn’t think will talk smack about her or some other prediction.
        Good article too, and the comments are really funny.
        This idea that Danielle is pushing that she’s “Susan Lucci”-is just weird.
        When Danielle appeared as an extra for 58 seconds on All My Children a decade ago, it must have been a creepy day on the set for Erica Kane.

  109. boston02127 says:

    Off to pig out & bed. I’m getting my wisdom teeth out early tomorrow. 😦
    I can’t eat or drink after 12. Good night everyone.

  110. AnnaM says:

    I’ve been taking care of my sick mother for a couple weeks and haven’t been able to read your blog. Please forgive me if this has already been addressed. Lynn have you lost your mind or a lawsuit? Please tell me that is not really you suddenly posting Jill’s praises and slamming Bethany all over the web.

    • icantstandthetoxicity says:

      It’s not Lynn, it is one of Jill’s nutty fans. Lynn tweeted this earlier today:

      LynnNChicago: For the record, I rarely post comments on blogs or articles, if you see my name, it probably isn’t me..I still hate Jill Zarin! 🙂

    • I can’t answer for Lynn, but I saw, “Lynnhudson” posting her undying love of Jill in the comments on the NY Daily News the other day, and I Tweeted Lynn asap-she is aware that it is going-on, but I don’t think it hurts to let her know where you saw it.
      I’m wondering if it has anything to do with the flying-monkey team that Jill supposedly hired?

      • AnnaM says:

        I noticed alot of old articles coming up in my google alerts that are 2 or 3 months old that have 1 new post and they all claim to be Lynn. Thank heavens it’s not her. I was starting to watch for other signs of the Apocelypse.

      • dancekrazy says:

        Hi housewifehater,
        Could be. Those monkeys can fly high and fast, and have tried to hurt Lynn before.
        Wouldn’t put anything past her crew.

  111. TT in OC says:

    DC is finally on in the west coast.

  112. Sherry says:

    Is it just me or did Caroline have raccoon eyes with the reunion makeup? They all had lots of lashes, and eyeliner, but Caroline’s eyeliner was drawn on like two circles with bat wing-like lashes flailing outward. Just didn’t look right. Maybe it was the eyeshadow being too light.

    It reminded me of an old joke, darn can’t remember the details, but you wind up with black rings around your eyes (from pencil marks I think).

    • JazzNightOut says:

      Her daughter, Lauren, did her makeup and I think Jacqueline’s as well. Perhaps she is angry with her mom or just not a good makeup artist.

      • Now that you mention it, I noticed that Caroline was in danger of losing an eyelash-the right one I think.
        OMG-can someone please re-post the housewives rehab link again sometime? I keep losing it, and i think I need to spend more time there.

  113. Wall St Lady says:

    Hi Housewife hater r u there still ?

    I cook 1& 1/2″ pasta.
    Then I take one & rap it around 2 slices of yellow sliced tomatoes w/a portables mushroom in the middle w/a tablespoon of ricotta. 87 year old grandma provides her annual tomato sauce so I then soak it in that.
    At 400 degrees I cook for 20 min. Then I put mozzarella (1/2 tablespoon on each ) & cook for 5min more.

    My best NYC friend &I meet weekly at Barnes & Nobel or the most convenient book store to talk, read mags & books together & drink Chi Tea.
    I reviewed T’s book. It is pretty but nothing new. My husband is 1st gen. American. Fam from Siscly. Her book is one big plagiarism from the internet ! Nothing new.
    I promise no one does this “time of the month” sh*#.

    Hey T I am gonna pin u down u prostitution whore ,Bit*#,c*#!,
    Garbage ,liar, & soon ugly a$$ orange jump suited caught in caught in fraud cutie !

    • Sherry says:

      Your recipe sounds yummy. I love portabella mushrooms.

      I suspected T’s book wasn’t original only because I’ve really never seen her cook. Usually the published cooks I have seen on TV, I’ve seen them, you know, cook. Because they love doing it. I can’t remember seeing her doing it, and it gave me the impression that her book isn’t original.

      Not a good reason, I know, but cooking just didn’t seem high on list for Thugresa.

    • Oh thank-you WSL!, yum sounds delish, I’m going to try it just like that. 400* oven probably makes the cheese perfect, so I use a lasanga noodle & kind-of wrap it up?
      I’m very nervous about the yellow tomatoes-I’ll have the produce guy help me pick, but I’m not substituting a thing.

    • Sounds wonderful. Have it on my list to try this week. Thanks WSL!

    • KellitaM says:

      Good morning! I’m just browsing the blog before I have to get my little one ready for school. That recipe sounds so yummy and pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  114. Wall St Lady says:

    Is anybody here ?

  115. MBDEA says:

    Euww, did I post on the wrong section?

  116. https://registerme123.com/housewives/2010-10-22/

    I just found this posted in the comments on the Star`Ledger article. A NJ Housewives Tour. i wonder if that’s what Danielle was up to when people saw her stalking them?

    • A four-course lunch at The Brownstone, and they’re not affiliated with The Housewives? It looks like the site is registered to a New Jersey Newpaper/media but I’m too lazy to check right now.

  117. Wall St Lady says:

    So House Wife Hater
    Will u try my lasagna?

    • Yes-I just replied, Thank-you. I hope that I can get the yellow tomatoes, I’ve never had the nerve to try them before—do you use any spices or seasoning with this?

      • Scorpiosue1102 says:

        You could probably use some nice heirloom tomatoes too. LOVE those.

        WSL I am going to try your recipe. I’m always looking for something different to try.

  118. Sherry says:

    night everyone.

    WSL, I think I’m gonna try a variation on your recipe sometime. Use whole wheat pasta (I love ww pasta) and do the layers with the portabella, ricotta, and sauce. I never thought to incorporate mushrooms into lasagna. Thanks 🙂

    • Me either, I’m off to try & get some sleep, but I might be back if I wake-up.
      I’m going to be dreaming of my perfect yellow tomatoes growing somewhere, waiting to be picked so that I can make this yummy lasagna.
      I wonder if they are dreaming about me?

  119. Wall St Lady says:

    Always salt & pepper but most of the seasoning is in the sauce. I u buy it add garlic & Italian seasoning & some fresh tomatoes. I am a dumper & rarely measure. I tried to give u measurements.
    Good food in my opinion is using the available ingredients. U could certainly use red tomatoes the yellow makes it pretty (ie restaurante quality 🙂 🙂
    It is my pleasure to share w/U HWH !

    • Melanie says:

      wsl don’t think of yourself as a dumper when you cook because of not measuring.
      I would say your were an “instinctive” cook, sometimes we just know what to do and what works:).

  120. Noelle says:

    Great write up Lynn on Top Chef! Ed’s really blasting my last nerve with his middle/HS mentality. @this point in time..if you’re that good…You just want to prove it, all else be damned! Not according to Ed….behaving like a douche and not professional by any stretch…..Do Not Like Him. (Editing is not making him an Idiot…he just is..IMHO.)

    Sorry to see Kelly go, wasn’t she a participant/contestant on Iron Chef? (BTW, I met Michael Simon and he’s the real deal! What a sweetie!..I have a crush on him (hubby understands) but what a totally cool guy…hubby thought so too! LOL 😉

    If Angelo doesn’t win, I’m pulling strong for Kenny. Kenny’s really picked up his game.

    Sorry, haven’t been able to catch up on posts..(not enough time in a day) wish I could though…Good thoughts and blessings to all!!

  121. dancekrazy says:

    As an Italian, that recipe sounds delish, but I too have never worked with yellow tomatoes. Do you put egg, cheese (parmasan), s and p, and parsley in your ricotta before you do your layers? I do and it comes out great. And of course, the “gravy” is the key!
    Onto another topic, I really wish I hadn’t watched WWHL tonight. It was bad enough to have a 13 year old in any way involved in this garbage, but now we have Ben Weiner appearing in person! This is just going to hell in a hand basket quickly. And what is with Naomi Campbell calling in and extolling Teresa’s ‘housewife’ skills and excusing her awful behavior? A good point, though, that she made when she asked Stacy why she essentially “ratted out” three friends of hers to an acquaintance. If she took such issue with it, then say something as it was happening. Got a feeling she’s going to be a shit-kicker (sorry for the language, Lynn) among this group.
    As far as Lynn’s ever singing Jill’s praises or putting Bethenny down……THAT CANNOT BE OUR LYNN. I’d use high caution when people use the name of a Zarin “enemy” to post any praise of Zarin unless she just gave a stranger a kidney!
    Hope I can finally sleep now (took a fall, am on medication, but it’s “speeding me up”), if not, I’ll be back in half-hour.

    • dancekrazy says:

      Sorry, forgot something–
      The TIME OF THE MONTH is old Italian folklore, at least in the part of Italy my ancestors came from, and here is their reasoning:
      When a woman has her “time of the month”, the body makes more Iron because of the loss of blood. Since, in the old days they handled the tomatoes, it was believed that the excess iron came through the skin of the hands making the tomatoes sour. My grandmother believed that her whole life. There actually are bits of truth in that thinking!
      So let’s all make our “gravy” or sauce and try WSL’s great rec ipe.


      • KellitaM says:

        Interesting. My mother-in-law is 2nd gen Italian. I’m going to ask her if her mother or grandmother ever told her that.

    • Noelle says:

      I totally forgot about WWHL, so thanks for the recap! I’m glad I was unable to see it! Oh My and YIKES!!

      • dancekrazy says:

        Oh, Noelle
        It got even worse. They actually played a “housewives” trivia game with Teresa and Stacy answering the questions in order for this kid to make Bar Mitzvah money………low, low, low!
        Does anyone out there agree with me that all of the “wives” shows, and WWHL are just not appropriate for kids under 17?
        To witness the kinds of behavior all of the wives have exhibited, hear the foul language and the sexual inferences are just not things that kids should be hearing. To actually encourage a child to keep watching and become a BRAVO icon for nothing more than doing that is just wrong on all fronts.
        Then came the big survey, “Who was the classiest woman on the RHONJ reunion show?” The result: Caroline, then Danielle, then Jacquline, then Teresa.
        I even forget who his mazel and jackhole of the week were because I couldn’t believe my eyes and ears about Ben Weiner.
        Glad you’re another night owl.

        • Mazel was another child he made fun of. Sigh. Andy’s little show is just as tired and pathetic as him.

        • Noelle says:

          Susa,aka..dancekrazy(love your
          Andy, in my eyes, seems to becoming a creepy old man! Not cool! At All!
          Again, didn’t watch it(read your take) and from what I know..this 13 yr. old Ben should be in bed(when HW’s are on and certainly not be up to appear on Andy’s show!!) Oy..I could say a lot more(ANDY… rosh hashanah/yom kippur..Reflect, IMHO!!)

          I used to love Bravo…this is just too much..too trashy!

    • myname2use4now says:

      Theresa and Naomi probably met in anger management class. I mean if anyone can understand Theresa, it’s phone throwing, blood diamond taking, lying on the stand, people slapping Naomi Campbell.

      As for Ben Wiener…did anyone else notice how freakin’ huge his hands are? Also, I’m sorry, I know he’s a kid, but I found him to be obnoxious.

      I do wonder who was shouting the answers from the audience though. Juicy, maybe?

  122. Wall St Lady says:

    Melanie thanks I like that.
    I know I am an instinctive picture hanger I once hired a professional hanger from my office building. He came up w/this balancing tool & yard sticks & a marking pencil. After 3 crooked pictures I told mis $20/hr services were no longer needed. Then w/in one hour I hung 30 pictures by just eyeing the wall. Several pictures were collections of 4 that had 2 on top of each other & 2 side by side. That is something that even I don’t know how I do it. I may b an awful speller & constantly screwing up on my BB but damn I am good at picture hanging !

  123. Wall St Lady says:

    More Trasha monikers

    FillingsConfuse Us
    AndyMadeUS doIt

    Can u tell
    I Hate Thugresa ?

    • LynnNChicago says:

      I love how she denies everything, all Andy has to do is say one word wrong and she can say, “no, its not true”. He said she “forgot” to report $250,000 in assets and income, maybe the amount was off by a few dollars so she could say, “nope, not true”. Of course, Andy lets her off the hook.

      Teresa says, “Don’t believe everything you read”. I believe what I read in the documents that the trustee filed, those are legal documents and the trustee isn’t going to lie the way Teresa and Joe lie, the trustee has his reputation and intigrity to consider which most respected attorney’s do value.

      • Noelle says:

        So we’re suppose to follow Tree blindly…cause she says so?!!?!
        She and Jill have a lot in common!
        Both can suck it! Enough already!

      • Cheri says:

        MAybe she was referring to the court documents her own Atty filed after all those were the ones with the incorrect info in them. I guess she was right when she said that, itwas her paperwork you weren’t suppose to believe!

  124. lillybee says:

    OMG, Kat showing up at a Republican function dressed like Sarah Palin. That really takes a lot of nerve.

  125. Stephanie says:

    Hi. I’ve been a lurker for awhile (well, I skim every now and then, but I can’t believe how fast these comments fill up!), but I had to finally post. The link Lynn posted (from OnCommonGround.com) came up in another blog I read a couple weeks ago. In the comments from before the show even aired, someone posted that she was having an affair w/ one of the husbands on the show. She said that he has a wife and three kids that he doesn’t care about/never sees (i’m paraphrasing because I’m too lazy to go find it) and that he flies her away on business trips and takes her clothes off with his teeth.

    My first thought was Teresa and Caroline. But Albert has always struck me as someone who finds away to always be away from his family, blaming everything on work (which is a bullshit excuse). Do you remember the episode where he went to dinner with Caroline and agreed that he’d work 12 hour days instead of 16? I think he said he worked 6 days a week. Caroline thought that was a fair arangement, and mentioned that she didn’;t think it would good for their relationship if they were together a lot. wtf?

    So if Danielle is indeed investigating the women and digging up shit (which i FULLY believe she would do) then of course she has to know this. Wouldn’t she be reading the same blogs we do? If Ashley immediately found that blog and started posting like a self obsessed child (honestly, have you never seen how reality stars are viewed? did you really sign up for this show thinking that people would watch and say “what a sweet, funny, family! I envy what they have!” It’s reality TV!! I know that you’re not that dumb), then Danielle has probably seen those comments too. And if everyone is gossiping about “Tara” and Joe (and Dina’s husband, too) then they probably know about Albert too. Someone mentioned that Dina’s husband owned a catering facility so he shouldn’t need to travel away on business so much. True. I also think he didn’t want to be on tv (so that a bunch of girls around the country wouldn’t point at their tvs and go “heeeey, I know that asshole.”

    Anyway, just coming out of lurkdom for a loooooooong post because I was curious about why no one has mentioned albert cheating yet. I’m sure Caroline has a realistic understanding of the situations, but doesn’t acknowledge it and hopes that is discreet. SO DON’T DO A REALITY SHOW PEOPLE. Obviously your shit is going to come out, otherwise EVERYONE WOULD WANT TO BE FAMOUS!! Obviously there’s is a downside to fame, dummies. You see how people go on these reality shows and we watch their lives start to unravel. And you go, “Oh no, not my family, not my marriage.” Should we discuss the destruction left in the wake of these shows’ paths? Maybe these relationships would have fallen apart anyway, but jeez. you want that on tv?

    blah. dummies. why would people want to be famous? and if they did, why wouldn’t they live a pristine life up until that time? If you’re rich, and you think it would be fun to go on tv and flaunt your wealth and how great your life is, if you honestly are delusional enough to believe that people will worship you and want to be you–I’m looking at you, Jill Zarin!–then OF COURSE we will revel in the hilarity of it all coming back to bitchslap you. This Housewives series was supposed to introduce us to these super rich people living ridiculous lives.

    You know in the opening of the show? where everyone says a line that describes them? The first season of ATL, Nene said “we don’t keep up with the Joneses, we ARE the Jones!” BITCH, WHAT? You were never in a financial situation to actually believe that, so why would you go on tv and make that the thing that defines you? And how gross would you be even if it WERE true?

    I really would like Mary on DC, but her line is (in a stupid, drunken “oh, darling” tone as she sets the women’s movement back 70 years), “I don’t MAKE money, I SPEND money!” Classy. Real classy. And you grew up with the Kennedy’s did you? Mention that ever? So I guess this means that you earned your money? No, you grew up rich, and you’re raising 5 kids who are growing up rich, and hopefully they won’t turn into Paris Hilton. Although, Paris Hilton wouldn’t say that. Even she, of all people, would be proud to tell you that she makes money. Mary, do you pick up the paper? I know you’re interested in politics as it relates to knowing the creme de la creme of DC society so you can have great dinner parties, but have you picked up a paper? Do you know that people are losing their houses, don’t have jobs, can’t afford healthcare, etc? What about the even WORSE situation in third world country OUTSIDE of the US? Yes, please, flaunt your wealth. Spend spend spend and we’ll bail you out of bankruptcy (whoa! not so fast, Teresa). So DON”T be surprised when we’re snarky on blogs or we dig up your dirty secrets.


    dumb bitches.

    Sorry. back to lurkdom.

    • Noelle says:

      WELCOME Steph!!!

    • Had Enough! says:

      Don’t lurk! That was a terrific first post. Would love to see more from you.

    • OneMoreinBoston says:

      wow-good post!

      And wow I NEVER even thought of Albert being a cheater, but now that you mentioned it, that makes some sense. I also explains some of Caroline’s weirdness.

      Maybe…Danielle and Albert?…nah…hmmm…?

    • firepainter says:

      Good points. Also, these stupid women confuse being famous with being infamous. These women are infamous.

    • KK says:

      If a man is a workaholic then his only responsibility is his job and someone else, usually the wife, has to do everything else.

  126. http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/index.ssf/2010/09/family_of_real_housewives_of_n.html

    I am reposting this from above after asking someone in the fire protection industry to explain a bit about it.
    Bottom line is he laughed. He said there was no excuse for the bill not being paid in full at the time the work was completed. It was a 1 mil government guaranteed job (our tax $$). This part regarded upgrading section 8/public housing to current fire protection codes. He said without payment to the fire protection company, the suppliers to the fire protection company were not paid, nor the manufacturer of the equipment. A lovely little chain of effects – the same as the Guidice’s debacle. He also said even though only $50,000 was left to be paid on the job, that was a still considerable for some the smaller fire protection companies right now because of current profit margins. How many other construction companies involved in this $1 million job will come eventually come forward after being shortchanged?

    I don’t know the Gorda’s are any better than the rest of the family.

  127. Noelle says:

    @Wall Street Lady,
    Hello Sweetie…Love your input and WSM’s too! So happy you’re well and all is good!
    Just got off the morphine pops as this last round of chemo kicked my ass. I was hoping to die personally, evidently I have more to do here. I’m younger,(feel 99+ and then some) have 2 children under 16 yrs of age whom also make me feel like 99+yrs.!! LOL

    Again, so glad you’re well…but WSM should actually post from time to time to shake things up a bit! 🙂 Love you both,xo

    • I’m so glad that you made it through the chemo Noelle.
      WSM did a guest blog a few days ago about bankruptcy, I agree I like to hear from him too.
      Speaking-of WSM’S blog, I was a big big fan of Leona Helmsly, and none of these women can hold a candle to her. I can’t believe that they sent someone like her to jail, but the likes of Teresa is still free to steal, I mean shop.

      • Noelle says:

        Is that you husband?!! LOL

        I didn’t know that WSM blogged/posted…I’d appreciate if you could tell me which one.
        Thanks ever so much!

        BTW, You’re Hilarious!

  128. Sherry says:

    I’m thinking not. Sounds like more of the same. Higher forehead though.

    sigh. insomnia….

  129. Had Enough! says:



    That would be like saying that every reporter who covers the White House is a PR person for Obama.

    Get a clue, you DC wannabes.

    • Mel2 says:

      Thanks Had Enough! You said it better than I ever could.

    • Noelle says:

      @Had Enough..He works for Newsweek and has an excellent reputation. I give up watching the RH’s..Period! They are anything and everything BUT REAL!
      On a lighter note…Big, HUGE kudos to you for using the phrase “FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE…” I always knew I adored you! 😀
      Let me explain…this phrase is a contention between my hubby and me for the whole 17 yrs. we’ve been married! He says the phrase is “For the love of Pete” is correct and “F T L O MIKE” is unheard of. I say bullshit as I’ve always heard for “Pete’s sake” and NEVER Mike, as I’ve never heard “F T L O PETE!!”
      I know this seems moot to you, but as I’ve stated..this is one of those dumb statements we actually argue about!
      I see you as the Voice of wisdom and Validity…we’re RIGHT and he’s so wrong!
      All my my Best…XX

  130. Wall St Lady says:

    Noelle & Eva
    Love joy love ur kind word. But more ur brave actions. I had a scare that ended w/good news. I am so sorry u are suffering. I am a person of faith although I regularly get mad at God but I do believe “God can make good out of any bad thing”.

    • Noelle says:

      I’m (we) are also a person of faith…It’s just so frustrating on every level. We are both in our early 30’s with young children, and there’s NO two ways about it: it’s terribly hard on our kids! I came her to help my sister and became ill myself. Her home has become my sanctuary..who knew?! Good people through and thru.
      Love you WSL, and again, soo -o-o happy you’re well.
      Give my best to WSM! He’s a gem!

  131. Kelly_Has_Big_Shoulders says:

    Ok Last night WWHL was just weird. I mean having that boy there just felt weird, icky, I can’t really explain it but it felt dirty. Teresa brought nothing to the show, she is not witty, nor funny nor nice to look at. Yuck. Stacy is sweet did anyone notice how far away from Teresa she was sitting. LOL!!
    Did anybody else notice when Mary got up from the table how she took her wine glass with her. (She is the Ramona of DC)

    • Olivia says:

      The DC crew shows just how desperate Bravo is in creating yet another series built around another group of airheads who have absolutely nothing of value to offer let alone sharing anything remotely in common.

      Mary indeed is shown in almost every scene holding a glass of something. Her responses are deadening. Cat is downright obnoxious and the only reason I see her even being on this show is an effort to “sell” yet another book as she goes around alienating everybody around her. Michaele is just plain awful to listen to or to watch. She looks like a scarecrow with that horrible bleached hair hanging around her face and I have no idea what this “storyline” means or where it is going. Lynda just taps into my bullshit meter with her pretense of knowing what makes DC society. Her imitation of the Countess is transparent as she sits there like some “queen bee” casting aspersions about everybody else.

      I have nothing against Stacie only what the hell is she doing with this group of vipers? She seems nice enough but there is no way I can believe that she would come anywhere near to wanting to be friends with them if the cameras weren’t dictating the pseudo interactions.

      The racial and political references are cringe worthy. This should never be introduced into a show created solely for its valueless offerings when it is apparent that most of these women have never interacted with people outside of their own small sphere. Lynda trying to equate her own “discrimination” experience would downright laughable except for the enormity of what the discussion involved. The current atmosphere that is gripping our nation is never going to resolved by this group of morons who do not seem to have a grasp on the realities outside of their own bubble like existence. Their ramblings shed light on their own stupidities.

      Bravo must consider their audience to be as dimwitted as they are in presenting this false premise of equality. It is a shameless display of ignorance in featuring the most vapid group of women as role models.

      Shame on them.

  132. Anitabee says:

    I would like to take a break from our regularly scheduled programming to remind us what all brought us together:

    I Hate Jill Zarin!

    My question is did ANYTHING come out of the federal investigation that she claimed was on-going to look into the death threats she received in the mail? After she ran crying to any media outlet that would listen to her U would think something would happen.

    Or was it just another lie for publicity and attention. For the record, I live in Chicago. I would love for that hidious creature come to Chicago for a book signing like she threatened too. I am going to take her book and ask her to sign it like this:

    To Alana Chandler, love JZ…

    I hope she passes out when she hears my request…

  133. Duchess of Dryer Lint says:

    Just a funny story. I had the DC show on last night, and was running around as usual during the commercials, packing lunches, laying out clothes for the morning, folding the last load of laundry. My husband and brother had just come in from working on a “Weed Eater” and my brother looks at the screen and says “Why is this woman on your TV every time I walk in here?” I said “Who are you talking about?” and looked at the screen. Lynda was on. I told him this was the DC show and he said “No, that is the praying mantis everyone was yelling at the other night!” I said no, different show and he says “Do they all use the same cheap plastic surgeon? They look alike!”
    And now that he said it, Danielle and Lynda do resemble each other!

    • Noelle says:

      Your brother is very perceptive.
      My hubby thinks all the HW’s are one and the same (show.) LOL
      …Hmm..He could be right!..lol

  134. Ione says:

    I don’t think these women are intended to be role models. I really believe Bravo and, especially, Andy have a very low opinion of women. That low opinion is why they present the worst possible creatures that could be found to represent the housewives. I don’t even know anyone who acts like Teresa or Jill or even Kelly. No, I can’t think of anyone I know who acts like Caroline, either. These women are the worst representatives for our sex. If this is the way men see us, then no wonder they start wars and leave home to journey far away.

    Gosh, I am soooo sick of the way women have been treated, portrayed and exploited.
    These women on the realty shows are too obsessed with themselves to really see how others see them. They believe their own PR and fail to see themselves as they really are.

  135. humbruh says:

    Check out Kim G. having an Oprah moment! Wonder if she extended this courtesy to Teresa (snickers!).

    ‘NJ Housewife’ Pulls an Oprah in Payless ShoeSource: http://bit.ly/c4MQ7y via @addthis

  136. Earring Girl says:

    If this has been posted please ignore:

    What is this about, Joe made that homophobic comment in season 1, she is just now doing damage control??


    I guess this is the tweet photo her pr people are talking about how comfortable she is around “the gays”??? I just wish these New Jersey clowns would get in the “clown car” and drive away! 🙂

    At Abbey Beach in the gorgeous new hotel Vdara in Vegas with my new bff @eduardoLV & his bf Maurizio. Hot hot hot! http://yfrog.com/jdp5j
    1,283,811,691,000.00 via web

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      Methinks she’s trying to take a page out of Danielle’s book and climb under the protection of gays. Seems to me, if you have the gay mantle covering you, you are protected from a lot of criticism. Homophobic is one of the worst slurs out there so not being one gives you cover. My take on it.

  137. Noelle says:

    “Clown car”…funniest remark today! LMAO!! 😀
    (I really haven’t a clue why…it makes me roar!! lmao)

    These fame-ho’s need to go!
    Really now….

  138. Zipit Zarin says:

    This is way off topic but interesting in that the discussion has been about how Bravo portrays women in the worst possible light. This is about “Cougars”. Explains why the term Cougar is a slur and the phenomenon of women dating younger men is no myth. And why older men don’t like this phenomenon …heh, too bad!


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