I Hate Jill Zarin Rachel Zoe Project – Finale Housewives News Sept 22, 2010
*** Guest blogs for Flipping Out coming soon
Rachel Zoe Guest Blog by Maria Teresa:
The RZP finale was in general more of the same we saw in last week’s episode: Rodger drama, Brad drama, Rachel’s stress and not so much styling or fashion.
I personally was very disappointed. I think this season was two episodes too long. Like past seasons it should have ended with the Oscar’s ceremony, instead they dragged us through two episodes of made up drama, having everybody making stupid statements about Rachel’s personal life.
The finale starts with a fast recap of the entire season, followed by more Brad drama, just in case we forgot about it J. This time is all about how he feels suffocated with so much work, that he hasn’t have a break in a year .. sniff sniff poor baby!!! But an entire year? Let’s see.. award ceremony season is in March and the Met Gala is in May, am I missing something?
Rachel is asked to style model Ginta Lapina for a photo shoot a lo Brigitte Bardot for an English publication called Love Magazine. Meanwhile Brad is all over the place with an attitude doing the usual, complaining, this time about Rachel, and that the entire team needs a break. He says he would like to take a cab and leave. He questions if he is becoming Taylor. Maybe Brad thinks that if there is no more material for drama he can bring up Taylor as a back up J.
Rachel goes to New York to prepare for the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala. Zoe is not only styling four of her clients but is also attending as a guest of her good friend Marc Jacobs.
While talking about her choices for her clients to Rodger he decides to ignore her and act like a six year old brat arguing that he is completely tired about fashion. Really? Either Rodger thinks we are all dumb or he is definitely in the wrong business.
Then Rachel decides since Rodger doesn’t want to speak to her, to pick up a couple of lattes and wake up Brad in his room for a company meeting … in bed. I think the scene was supposed to be somehow funny.
The episode goes on to several meetings between Tammy (Rachel’s sister) and Joey (Rachel’s hairstylist) and Tammy and Rachel … to discuss, guess what, Rachel’s lifestyle!
Rachel and Brad meet with Anne Hathaway. It was a short but sort of fun meeting. No baby talk, no lifestyle analysis.
Then back in the hotel, Rachel styles Rachel. She has a choice of two Marc Jacobs dresses, both, in my opinion too big and too puffy for her size and body shape, looks like the dress carries her and not the other way around. She decides for a velvet mustard dress. The color totally flatters her but the dress was designed for somebody a lot taller.
Rachel’s four clients look stunning; Anne Hathaway in a champagne Valentino, Kate Hudson in a sexy Stella McCarthy, Eva Mendes in Dolce Gabbana and Demi Moore in a gunmetal Michael Kors. Job well done girl!!!
Back in LA and after analyzing her own life, Rachel schedules an appointment with an OBG. Rodgers acts surprised, excited and confused about Rachel’s decision.
To make the story short, the following minutes of the episode are more of the same, Rodger arguing about how serious Rachel is about having a baby, Rachel explaining that she is afraid, Rodger saying that she needs to change her lifestyle, blah blah blah, then, while continuing the argument back at home, Rachel puts on her big sunglasses runs to the balcony and Rodger in the best telenovela style runs to her, and in the middle of a beautiful sunset he takes her in his arms and Rachel says that they are meant to be parents and it will happen. The only thing missing was the violin music and the word FIN.
I truly believe that when the RZP team decided to put this season together they thought that bringing up a common conflict of some career women into the screen as a made-up drama will get them more viewers. Maybe in paper it seemed like a great idea, who knows. The truth is that is made a very boring awkward season.
I hope if there is a season four that they will focus more on styling and less acting.
Thank you Maria for a great blog!!
Danielle Staub just will not go away, she’s been all over the news throughout the season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and although the season is history, her name continues to come up all over the internet and even Access Hollywood, The Soup and E! News have been reporting on Danielle’s life. Her new show on Wealth TV, her car was repossessed her Bravo income has been seized and she’s into several different legal battles, the latest headlines all grab her quote, “Don’t call me a slut!”
TMZ has released the most interesting excerpts from Caroline Manzo’s deposition in the case between Danielle Staub and her ex-husband, Kevin Maher. Caroline’s testimony is damming for Danielle, confirming that Danielle was indeed claiming that Maher abused her. The problem for Maher is he not only needs to prove that Danielle said these things, he has to prove that it is all lies and that it has negatively affected his reputation. TMZ has posted a new document that has been filed in the case on behalf of Danielle Staub, from TMZ:
“According to the new docs, obtained by TMZ, Staub wants to make sure any evidence depicting her as “a prostitute, or a slut, or a whore” — including her sexual history and sex tape — is excluded from the trial. “
Good luck with all of this mess Danielle! Yikes!
RadarOnLine has more about the Simon and Tamra Barney incident.
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Real Housewives Of OC Star Tamra Barney To File Restraining Order Against Husband | Radar Online <a href=”http://bit.ly/9jbjTE”>http://bit.ly/9jbjTE
The Real Housewives of Orange County are filming for Bravo right now so it’s no surprise that we’re seeing some legal drama coming out of that area, it wouldn’t be a Bravo Real Housewives season without some legal issues, right?
The assumption is that Tamra filed a restraining order against her soon-to-be ex-husband with her boyfriend at her side. The couple refuses to comment in the video so basically the “Exclusive video” is Tamra and beau Eddie walking into the courthouse, and then walking out, silent.
Tamra tweeted this just moments ago:
TamraBarney some of you have reported that Simon Barney is on my fan page. he has me blocked so I can not see him. can you…
Us Magazine reports that we will see a new face on The Real Housewives of NY and that it’s Cindy Barshop, a spa owner and single mom to baby twin girls. Bravo hasn’t confirmed the report, but Ramona Singer alluded to a “new girl coming on” who is “very happy with herself” in a recent interview. Ramona also doesn’t promise not to argue with the new girl. That’s our Ramona!
Still no word on a legal filing response from Teresa and Jailbird Joe on the missing information, er lies on their original bankruptcy documents. Teresa is tweeting like everything is grand in the Giudice household, not a mention of missing her husband or any conjugal visits, nothing! Will Joe serve the full 10-days in jail that he was sentenced to? Good behavior and overcrowding apparently may get him an early release.
@Teresa_Giudice are you going to come to Canada for any book signings? Maybe Montreal?? ❤ ❤
Apparently some delusional fans don’t know that felons can’t travel outside of the US. (yes, it’s a joke)
Kim Granatell has become a Twitter queen and has been tweeting such outrageous things that many questioned if it was really her, now that the season is over she certainly hasn’t held back, after many tweets attacking Teresa (confirmed to be Kim on the reunion episode) she’s now attacking Danielle for stealing her idea of calling Teresa an “Ape”. Funny stuff!
@Kimgranatell Danielle always a liar & now a THIEF!! stole my idea about Theresa looking like an ape. See one of my old “Tweets” way back “Bright Eyes”
@Kimgranatell who wears “big” all wrong flowers over a fat ass and fake boobs??? call the Fashion Police, pleeeeease. & get a seat @ Fashion Week!!!!
@Kimgranatell Google “Planet of the Apes” (the movie), the character “Bright Eyes”, and guess who looks like her and has her forehead???
@Kimgranatell $8000 window treatments. My kitchen alone cost more that that. Must be Bed, Bath, & Beyond Specials.
@Kimgranatell I know my railings are staying in my house and no one is taking them away…MINE are paid 4.. Scamming ieventually catches up to u!
Kim’s having a lot of fun with Teresa! I find it interesting when Twitterer’s slam Kim for slamming Teresa, immediately after slamming Teresa themselves. I think it is the way that Kim is going about it, a little bit of advice for Kim, have fun slamming Teresa but leave your excessive wealth out of the picture.
As I mentioned yesterday, NeNe Leakes of the Atlanta Housewives has taken her tweets up a notch and seems to want more attention, she took little to no heat for her recommendation that a young girl kill herself, in fact, many tweeters found it funny. I did not!
@NeNeLeakes: OMG! Got up early & had my makeup done then off 2 my 9:30am Thursday morning meeting! Guess what? I’m the only 1 here! It’s Wednesday! Shit
@NeNeLeakes: Ok Nene take a step back, breath, take the damn high heels off, roll the window down cause I need so fresh air & move slowly n2 Wednesday
Many of you have already seen the newest parody of RHONY with Jill Zarin herself making a guest appearance, if you haven’t seen it yet, keep a bucket nearby:
@funnyshaffer If u haven’t seen enough of my chest hair & red lips… Check out the new RHONY Parody w/ special guest star @jillzarin http://bit.ly/9hrD8p
And then there’s Kelly….
kikilet @TeddyMcDonald bed bugs are a huge epidemic. crazy. are you scratching?
kikilet @sambamomma i hope you say ‘hi’ to me anytime. i ma always flattered when people come up and talk to me.
Kikilet just spent the last few hours with my best friend since i was 19. shes the best, and always gives sound advice. i need it. Oof
Let’s hope the sound advice of Kelly’s old friend resulted in her absence from Twitter today..
If you haven’t seen Bethenny’s new Bluefly.com ad that has been running on Bravo, it is really cute! It is actually longer than you see on Bravo, (she also goes through Bryn’s closet) you can see it in full here…
Bethenny was asked if she would ever consider doing Dancing With The Stars, here is her response:
@Bethenny: Actually bryn is doing:burping w the stars.jason:farting w the stars,cookie:barking w the stars.me:obsessing&organizing w the stars
@Bethenny: So the housekeeper just left&we spilled a bag of quinoa(tiny grain) EVERYWHERE!I may kill someone http://twitpic.com/2qggxj
Bethenny took a bit of shit for that tweet, let’s just say that she didn’t get a whole lot of sympathy.
Simon VanKempen continues to be active on Twitter:
@Simonvankempen: yned ro mrifnoc ton nac I RT @tweatcyn: @SimonvanKempen. Are you filming? Hold on, gonna be a bumpy ride I imagine.
Cute Simon, to save you the trouble, Simon answered this question by typing backwards, “I can not confirm or deny”.
Not really any need to confirm or deny when Simon also tweets this:
@Simonvankempen: ?og shtnom 4 txen eht lliw woH .snigeb nuf eht dnA (@ Mad 46) http://4sq.com/cZxnzl
“And the fun begins. How will the next 4 months go?” Obviously letting us know that filming has begun at Mad46 a club in NYC. The link is simply a map showing the location of Mad46.
@Simonvankempen: Every report I’ve read says she’s back. RT @Mandowie: @simonvankempen was alex really fired by bravo
And so filming for RHONY has begun as confirmed (or not) by Simon, always a wealth of information! Simon, Bravo executives may be dim, but I think they can decipher your secret coded message! LOL
@Simonvankempen Tks-more people shud read it 2 RT @SarahLee040: @SimonvanKempen @mccordalex Am 1/2 way done w/your book & can’t seem 2 put it down,its great
I agree, if you haven’t yet read Alex & Simon’s book yet, it is a great read!
The Rachel Zoe Project – the Finale
Rachel has a stressful job, there isn’t anyone questioning that but this is what she chose to do with her life. While she says she loves doing it, I don’t see any real joy in this woman at all.
Bravo likes to manipulate viewers and I don’t think that it’s an accident that we haven’t seen Rachel Zoe put one thing in her mouth all season resulting in rumors of her unhealthy eating habits. There simply has to be footage of her eating at some point. Following her around for months the way that they do, editing out any scenes of Rachel having lunch or eating a meal with her husband was not by mistake. Clearly she would be hospitalized if all of the rumors of an eating disorder were true.
The big question of the series, will Rachel have a baby? The series was filmed several months ago and Rachel appeared in many photos during fashion week just days ago, I think we have our answer. No luck so far!
Rachel’s put-upon assistant Brad continued to moan and complain about his fabulous job that thousands of fashion enthusiasts would kill to have. He asks viewers if he’s become Taylor, the answer to that is a resounding, yes! I think I counted two episodes in which Taylor’s name wasn’t mentioned.
Stay tuned later today for a fantastic guest blog on Rachel Zoe’s finale episode.
Jeff Lewis showed a softer side and presented his housekeeper Zoila with a brand new car!
Luckily we have a great surprise guest blogger for Flipping Out, the guest blogs will be posted later today. I promise to get them out as soon as I receive them!
I’m in the process of moving all of my old blogs that were originally published on Hubpages, but have been locked down, over to the Blogspot site, I’m including all of the great comments with each blog. I hope you’ll hop over and take a look. More posted daily. Thanks!
Last but certainly not least, I want to wish a VERY Happy Birthday to someone who is a regular contributor to IHJZ but is way more than a contributor to me, she’s an amazing, intelligent, loving friend, who I am honored to have met through this crazy site! Had Enough! Happy Birthday, I love you!
Until Next Time…..