I Hate Jill Zarin Real Housewives of DC / Watch What Happens Live September 24, 2010
Kudos to Bravo for frustrating viewers, yet again! This “extra” joined at the hip with Housewife, Stacie Turner has managed to get us all up in arms about her horrible behavior named Erika.
The Real Housewives of DC has its very own Kim G! Why is this Erika woman in every scene with the housewives? Bravo should have just made Erika an official housewife. If they’re looking for the conflict and the rude comments, they found their gal!
Erika accuses Cat of making everything about her, yet Erika apparently doesn’t feel like she has gotten enough screen time and just keeps jabbing at Cat throughout the episode. Cat wasn’t talking to or about Erika, she seemed to try to keep it together as long as she could after being called a mean girl no less than six times, I can see why Cat would finally snap. I thought she was fairly restrained up until that point. I was sad to see her so upset, I don’t think Cat deserved to be attacked like that. Cat doesn’t like Tyra Banks, who the hell cares? Get over it Erika!
The conversation was about Mary’s daughter and it wasn’t only Cat who was of the opinion that Mary was a bit too easy on her kid Lolly, Stacie made a comment and Erika seemed to be able to control herself yet when Cat added her similar views, suddenly Erika and her vicious ugly face snaps at Cat bringing up past disagreements at an otherwise friendly party.
It was nice to see that Lynda finally stood up to this bully and told Erika off, it certainly didn’t seem like anyone else had Cat’s back at that point. Mary is just a piece of furniture at this point. Did you see how her eyes glossed over and she seemed to not know where she was. What? Are we talking about Lolly? Is it time for me to speak yet? Doh!
Hostess Stacie was disappointing in her silence yet had strong opinions days later at lunch with Mary and Erika, where was she at the moment that Cat needed some support? Stacie’s blog reverts to defending Erika and expressing her wishes that Cat would have stood up for herself. Stacie feels that Cat should have had a full blown fight with this woman, what’s the point? Cat has nothing to prove to Erika! Had Cat been more aggressive, I’m sure that Stacie would have criticized Cat for having a fight in her home with the children just one room away. Cat was in a lose/lose situation and Stacie can’t seem to make up her mind on how she feels about anything. Wishy Washy Stacie will also comment on her blog about the gay marriage debate, again, not really providing a solid stance either way. More on that in a moment but, Bravo, let’s see less of the real mean girl, Erika and more of the real housewives who were hired to be on the show!
Cat’s blog was far more detailed, as she says, it is time for her to stick up for herself. We learned the real story behind the visit to Stacie’s Aunt’s house and the fact that she tried to work things out for 30-minutes with the argumentative bitch, Erika but was unsuccessful. Even as Cat was leaving, this horrible woman provided a back-handed apology and continued to criticize, I’m surprised there wasn’t a Cat shaped hole in the wall. You can read all the blogs here:
Lynda and Paul Wharton are having lunch and discussing Cat’s odd behavior, although Lynda does explain that Cat is stressed, bored and unhappy. Putting myself in Cat’s shoes for just a moment, I think I would feel exactly the same if I was relocated to another country, away from family and friends with a new husband who is never home. In another restaurant, Stacie, Mary and the bitch Erika are also discussing Cat and while both Stacie and Mary seem to support Cat and let Erika know that her behavior was inappropriate, Erika simply says she is over it and moving on. She feels her apology was sufficient. I must have missed the apology.
More of Michaele’s lies are coming out as she pretends to be Washington Redskins cheerleading alum. Her explanation on her blog is utter nonsense. Apparently if you pay enough money, you too can pretend to be a NFL Cheerleader. She interviewed on the show about how she feels about standing on the sidelines on Sunday cheering her favorite team, yet she’s never done that! She is a liar and I wished for a secret remote control button that would eliminate her and her pompous husband from my television set forever! Her voice makes me want to stick icepicks in my ears! Knowing that nothing but lies come out of her mouth, who the hell wants to hear what she has to say?
She made a complete fool of herself by trying to keep up with cheerleading routines that she’s never done in her life!
Michaele and Tariq had two meetings on tonight’s episode, they met with some guy about ghost writing a book for them, this guy seemed to want to put his two cents in and include his own perspective, I can’t imagine why this idiotic couple didn’t agree with that, at least 20% of the book would have been true. Michaele doesn’t want to talk about money with this guy feeling that it is crude and rude? You’re the queen of rude and crude and this guy needs to know what he’s going to be paid for his work you moron! The book title that the Salahi’s came up with, “Wine War & Roses” apparently didn’t work for the publisher.
The Salahi’s then meet with a very important delegate with their pleas to help them to get the winery re-opened, as there are brides lined up all around Virginia to book their wedding reception in those fields of dead grapes.
This show was filmed over a year ago and the winery is still hosting only moldy raisins. I highly doubt that Tariq’s phone is ringing off the wall with other winery owners asking for his help Michaele, unless they are interested in learning how to run their very own winery into the ground! This couple couldn’t tell the truth if their lives depended on it.
The show is now reflecting New Jersey as one housewife is not invited to the cool kids table, Michaele’s scenes no longer include any of the other cast members, yet no explanation is provided to viewers. We know that none of them want anything to do with this woman and her Barney Rubble, yet we don’t know why at this point.
At Stacie’s ice cream social, as Mary’s wine induced coma briefly subsides, she randomly throws out, “why would Michaele pretend to be a Washington Redskin’s cheerleader?” this resulting in Lynda stupidly interviewing, “Rah Rah”. I don’t know what it is about Lynda, one minute I like her, the next she irritates me, I think that is why she is overall she is tolerable in my book.
There is no doubt that Bravo is portraying Mary as a clueless bumbling drunk who caves when it comes to her daughter Lolly’s responsibilities. Lolly quit her job after just a few days as an Executive Assistant admitting that she enjoyed her very own desk and business cards for about 5-minutes, then was over it. Mary’s husband correctly pointed out that if this kid had rent to pay she couldn’t have just walked out of a paying job. Mary agrees with Lolly that she should be allowed to follow her dream of being an income producing artist, apparently she can’t do that if a real job gets in the way. While the couple disagrees, clearly Mary allowing the kid to remain in the house with no financial responsibilities was the winner.
Is Bravo trying to get a debate going over gay marriage? Yes, I think they are…sneaky devils! A meeting organized by Paul Wharton with a city council member and the Real Housewives of DC should put the matter to rest, right? Once again Mary shows her stupidity by announcing that this issue does not affect her life whatsoever, so what the hell is she doing there? Not to worry folks, later her daughter Lolly will give Mary a social studies lesson and fill her in on how the world works then she’ll regret her ridiculous statement.
Paul Wharton is disappointed in his friends Stacie and Jason to the point where he feels they should no longer be friends. Stacie and Jason do not believe in gay marriage and feel that marriage is an institution between a man and a woman, period. Enjoy reading Stacie backpedal from that, yet not, in her blog today. Cat and Lynda come down firmly on the other side in full support of their friend Paul Wharton and therefore can continue to be styled by Mr. Wharton. That was a nail-biter!
Watch What Happens Live
Andy Cohen hosts Jeff Lewis of Flipping Out and Mary Amons of The Real Housewives of DC and sporting a new much darker hair color. It doesn’t suit her well, I much prefer the blonde look on Mary.
Jeff was his typical fun and entertaining self, Mary even tried some humor and together they did make for a more lively show than we’ve seen lately.
I was absolutely sickened by the constant beer ads at every turn, we all know that these people don’t drink beer, we’ve seen Andy throw down the Makers on every episode and Jeff Lewis has been on the show enough times to know that he’s a martini drinker. Does Bravo need the money that badly? Really?
Andy’s three things that he’s obsessed with this week, his idiotic error last week confusing Ebong and Jason of DC, a preview of flipping out revealing Zolia’s frustration with Jeff’s cat and Michaele from DC and her cheerleading fiasco. That’s the best you can do Mr. Cohen?
Thank you Mary for backing up cast mate Cat, “she is not rude!” Mary described Cat as real and authentic, using Kelly Bensimon’s words but they do in fact ring true when it comes to Cat. Yes, she’s British, but I don’t think her British accent has anything to do with her behavior, I think she tells it like it is and I respect that.
I found it funny that after returning from a commercial, and going into a beer commercial on WWHL, a small box appeared on the screen in the upper left corner “14TV” indicating that this program is intended for viewers 14 and over. Take heed of your own show’s rating Mr. Cohen and end the 13-year old Ben Weiner obsession!
Someone should really come up with some better games for guests to play on this show, or maybe eliminate the games altogether? Jeff Lewis mentioned a few of his favorite housewives, Tamra, Caroline and Dina? Jeff just fell a few points in my book with those choices.
Also ridiculous was Andy’s jackhole of the week, naming a Hillary Clinton because of a hairstyle is just asinine. Again, is that the best you can do? Who the hell cares what the woman wears in her hair, the work she’s doing is what the focus should be.
Finally, due to Andy’s ego and ensuring more viewers, Top Chef’s fan favorite was announced on his show rather than on the Top Chef reunion show as it should have been. Tiffany took the title over runner up Angelo and was awarded $10,000 by Andy’s parents.
Next week Andy has struck gold and somehow convinced Tina Fey of 30 Rock and SNL to appear on his show next week, I can only assume that NBC pressured her to visit the Bravo clubhouse and rub elbows with NBC’s redheaded stepchild.
In other Housewives news:
Luann of the Real Housewives of New York held a contest for the best lip sync video of her song, “Money Can’t Buy You Class”. Several people took the time to parody her song, record it and upload it onto Luann’s site, many people voted for months and then …. You guessed it, nothing! Luann hasn’t followed up, announced a winner or in fact, awarded any promised prizes. ($500 gift card and copies of her book were listed) Apparently even Rob Shuter of Popeater sent Luann an email as a kick in the ass, no response. What a lame thing to do to people!
Mickey Mouth has made a great, funny short video on the subject:
Don’t forget to check out other great blogs:
I posted another new (old) blog from April 2010 along with the comments and photo over on the Blogspot site if anyone is interested:
If you’re a Survivor fan, here’s a great blog:
SURVIVOR: NICARAGUA: http://wp.me/p14Cpk-1l
Thanks again to yesterday’s guest blogger, Had Enough! for that very popular post! More please?
Finally, I haven’t forgotten about Top Chef’s reunion or Top Chef Just Desserts, I will be posting blogs on both of those shows!
Until Next Time…..