I Hate Jill Zarin RHODC / Guest Blog – Flipping Out / Watch What Happens Live
October 1, 2010
Stacie Turner you’ve been holding out on us! Stacie made it seem as though she had absolutely no information about her birth father, it turns out she has quite a bit of information, not the man’s name but she has a photo, knows his profession and the name of his home town.
Stacie and her husband Jason let us know that the email message that they sent to her step half-brother was never answered. (Yes Stacie, he’s your half-brother, not your step brother) Plan B, the Turners met with a representative from the Nigerian Embassy and provide her with all of the information about Stacie’s father that they have. Small sparks of hope begin to emerge as the Nigerian representative seems to be putting more pieces of the puzzle together. The photograph of Stacie’s father reveals enough to begin asking questions and doing some research. We may see some resolution here next week after all.
I’m beginning to think that this is turning into a similar plot line to New Jersey, all the ladies hate one lady so they spend a whole lot of time talking about her, thinking about her, scheming and plotting against her, come on! Mary, Lynda and Cat enjoy a lovely dinner marred only by the conversation about Michaele and Tariq Salahi.
Lynda’s hosting this shindig see… but Bonnie and Clyde are on the lam and you never know where they’re gonna turn up see….. So Ebong goes to the post office and yanks their pictures down see… and he gives em’ to the muscle at the door to keep out the riff-raff.
Excuse me while I send a quick message here to Lynda, “Miss Lynda, the Salahi’s crash the White House darling, not your little fashion show”. End of message.
Lynda made a complete fool of herself going on and on about printing out their photos to ensure they didn’t slide in the back door. Are you kidding Lynda? Go check your astrological chart to see if you can find your ego because it is off the charts!
Loved the fashions, didn’t love Mary’s non-committal, “I don’t give a damn” attitude. This, ladies and gentlemen, is not who you want as your friend. Mary who announced, “I don’t have a best friend, I have close friends”. I can see why Mary! Sitting between bickering Erika and Cat, Mary seemed to be friendly to both ladies and I do commend her for that, but she never takes a stand, nothing is ever important enough for her to get involved or even provide an opinion. She stupidly sat at a meeting to discuss gay marriage and said the issue doesn’t affect her. Someone should have kicked her ass out of that meeting at that moment.
Mary announces that she will never attend any event that the Salahi’s attend, I have a feeling Mary will be staying home a lot.
This woman is almost completely irrelevant, the only thing she interviewed about was her warnings about her daughter, Lolly confronting the Salahi’s. She has no story, she has not irons in the fire, she has nothing that interests viewers and I think that if this show has a Season Two, and it should certainly save itself and go on without Mary!
Cat and Charles have a sweet little chat about their invitation to the White House Christmas party, Cat has the idea to frame that amazing, award winning photo of President Obama and present it to him as a gift. Why Bravo, didn’t you show Cat and Charles preparing for and arriving at the White House with a real invitation? More importantly, why didn’t we get to see the invitation? Is there some secret service rule about not filming these invitations for fear that they may be duplicated? I suppose it could be a matter of security. It was nice to see Cat and Charles together and happy, but sad to know that their marriage ended, seems that they did have some good times together.
So these dang Salahi’s, they are a bit over the top. Michaele loves everyone, hugs everyone and kisses everyone, I’m sorry, the positive attitude is great but you don’t love someone you just met. The love loses all meaning when you say it with the same gusto to your husband and to your waiter in the restaurant. Thank you to Bravo, after seven episodes we finally saw Michaele Salahi put some food in her mouth, unlike Rachel Zoe who went an entire season without a bite.
For the first time ever in Housewives history, we were hearing the producer talk to someone as they’re being interviewed. Not surprisingly, Bravo edited that in so that viewers could hear the entire conversation and there would be no question that Michaele Salahi was asked by the production team whether or not she had an invitation to the White House. We hear as the producer actually asks Michaele if they could see the invitation to the State dinner. Nothing doing Bravo!
We then hear the producer say, “So you LOST the invitation?” To which Michaele responds, “I’m sure it is at home somewhere.”
Tariq explains that an invitation to The White House isn’t something that you carry around with you, you covet it so you protect it, you wrap it in a cloth diaper or possibly frame it. It isn’t necessary to bring the invitation with you to the event, Tariq explains with a snide smirk on his face.
Tariq Salahi is a con man folks, this guy is the epitome of scum of the earth. In the dictionary next to the word “sinister” is a photo of Tariq Salahi. He was brought up as the son of a Winery owner, most likely wanting for nothing throughout his youth, he has never worked a solid, honest day’s work in his life and has found ways to scam what he wants out of people. Having the gift of gab, he’s got his dingbat wife believing that he’s an important businessman with connections and an endless supply of money when in fact, they’re living a lie.
The couple arrives at the swanky hair salon to prepare to crash the White House and honestly, I don’t think that Michaele Salahi even knows that they don’t have proper invitations. This is a woman who forgets her bra and shoes back at home. Seriously? That lobotomy worked lady! I’m not completely convinced that Michaele is just an innocent dumb blonde, but I think it’s safe to say that she wouldn’t be crashing the White House alone without her husband.
Where is Michaele’s best friend Paul Wharton? Why isn’t he styling her for this huge occasion? Again, like Danielle, we don’t see Michaele with the other housewives and Paul along with Erika are the stand by, second string, ladies in waiting housewives.
Michaele explains about her dress for the occasion, she tells us that she called the White House and spoke to a social secretary to ensure it was appropriate to wear a Sari to this dinner hosting dignitaries from India. I do believe that she made that phone call and my theory is that whomever she spoke with simply answered Michaele’s questions about appropriate attire and possibly didn’t bother to check whether or not this woman was on the guest list, the secretary simply answered a question. That said, I do believe that I read somewhere that certain people lost their jobs at the White House due to this incident.
This phone call, in what is left of Michaele’s mind could have been her confirmation that they were, in fact, invited to this dinner. It certainly isn’t out of the realm of possibility that the head of America’s Polo Cup be invited to this dinner being that the US were scheduled to play India in a polo match, but I believe that Tariq Salahi imagined that he should have been invited and wanted to be there so badly that he decided to attend without that all important invitation. That is my theory.
Later we see a telephone conversation between Stacie and Michaele as the limo drives the Salahi’s to the White House. It appeared as though Stacie called Michaele but it wasn’t clear who called who. Did Stacie call at that exact moment because she was instructed to by the Bravo elves? Or did Michaele call the one and only housewife who is still talking to her to spread the exciting news?
The show ends as the Salahi’s ride toward Pennsylvania Avenue, it’ll be interesting to see how far Bravo’s cameras get. I’m sure they weren’t allowed into the White House but did they capture the Salahi’s unceremonious exit from the White House?
I don’t know what the ratings for this show have been all season, but I bet they jumped substantially in Washington DC last night and they will again next Thursday night. This is a pretty big thing for Bravo to have caught on film. The entire world was talking about this couple crashing the White House and Bravo was there to capture the Salahi’s side of the story.
Oh wait, I just found the bag with Michaele’s shoes, bra and the invitation in it, there it is, at the end of the rainbow, oh wait, no its there at the end of the yellow brick road, damn its gone again, wait, there it is Peter Pan just flew it off to Neverland….
Thank you to Quincy IL for this recap on Jeff Lewis’ Flipping Out…
Flipping Out: “Jefftervension”
“It’s not me, it’s you.”
Putting the final touches on Sarah’s personal and work life, Jeff Lewis decides to go where Jeff has gone before and co-mingle his employee’s home life and work life. Jeff is keeping a list of Sarah’s mistakes and checking it one million times. Jeff is laying land mines and Sarah is skipping across the field in 4 inch heels. There’s going to be trouble in the OK Corral tonight.
From a missing dryer vent at New York Drive to cracks in the smooth plaster of Casa Vega, Jeff can’t get a break from his contractors. Hiring and firing people are constants at Jeff Lewis design. Kash, the Casa Vega, contractor is not on this tiny job constantly and the subcontractors have made errors. Jeff fires him and pays the final check in front of the restaurant owner’s daughter, Sarah, the United States of America, Canada, Great Britain, and Australia. That’s what happens if you crack Jeff Lewis’s restaurant lobby.
Jeff Lewis does his best to turn his clients into clones of himself during the design process and construction. He throws out their collectables and tells them on national TV that they are a small family and they don’t need so much stuff. In the end, he gets the family fantastic deals on sectional furniture and saves his rear from the flames of having tossed their family memories in the neighbor’s empty garbage cans.
Jeff co-mingles his friends’ opinions of Sarah’s 10 year relationship with Steven (note the “v”) with his own relationship experiences to give Sarah a push (with his foot) in the direction of a “Jefftervention” with Steven. Chaz, the hairdresser and Cole client mentions a cow, milk, and ice cream and tells her there is no hope. Jett and Trace, in their infinite wisdom, agree with Chaz and Jeff. The men have had their say, but Zola wants Sarah to be happy so she wants Jeff to stop.
After months of dwelling on every tiny mistake that Sarah has made and bottling all of his frustrations over the lack of progress at his worksites, Jeff tell Sarah to call the potential contractor/wall paper guy and find out why he did not show up on the work site as he was scheduled to do. Sarah blew it. She started off the conversation saying that they were going with the other contractor’s bid. Then Jeff blew it. Mount Jeffsuvious blew taking down the walls and ceiling of Valley Oak (his current home) and burying Sarah under a mountain of hot ashes. Jenny wanted to run away, but just sat there. She knows that you don’t fan the flames of a major Jeff Lewis meltdown. The camera shows Jeff screaming, but after a few F words and a comment that Sarah has “a tiny little brain,” Bravo spares the viewers with video and no audio of the final barrage against Sarah. Sarah hides in the bathroom in tears for a long, long time.
Jeff thinks that he might have gone too far. He worries that Sarah will quit and he will have to sit across from her at every Christmas remembering what had just happened at Jeff Lewis Design. Jenny calmly admonishes Jeff. Zola tells Jeff that he needs help and that he is a professional. Jeff feels badly. Sarah returns to work and finishes the day.
She tells us that Jeff had gone too far.
We get the obligatory urination this week thanks to a plumber at the New York Dr. construction site placing the toilet in the back yard. Jenny goes behind what she calls a piece of wood, but this contractor’s daughter calls a 12 ft. section of dry wall, and she pees in the dirt outside while Jeff throws stuff at her trying to knock down the temporary wall. (Every episode of “Flipping Out” has urine in it. Jeff Lewis and Bethenny Frankel have a lot in common.)
Finally, all is well in Jeff Lewis Family Design. Sarah’s special guy has fallen on his knee and sword, proposed marriage to Sarah, and provided a rock the size of Gibraltar. Everyone is happy. Jeff is happy for a microsecond and then Sarah announces that she is jumping on the baby train. Stay tuned for another Jefftervension next week because Jeff has dug his own grave and he will be nursing a pregnant assistant any day. I wonder if he will stop so she can throw up on the side of the expressway. Hmmm…. I think not. It’s going to get messy.
Great job Quincy, thanks for that recap!
Watch What Happens Live
Is Ms. Tina Fey for real? It is almost as if she’s too perfect, everything she touches turns to gold. She is so successful, an Emmy award winning actress, writer, and comedienne with a family and a weekly television show but to cap off her stunning career, a visit to the Bravo clubhouse with Andy Cohen.
Yes, that’s a joke, actually I couldn’t figure out why this woman would take the time to appear on WWHL but her upcoming live telecast of 30-Rock explains it. She was there to promote the Oct 14 airing and appeared after what was promising to be the highest rated DC Housewives show to date.
Tina Fey is a great guest, she has easiness about her and is always responsive, never taking herself too seriously. Knowing her audience would be housewives fans, Tina came prepared with her opinions on each of the New York housewives comparing them to a clique and even correctly identifying which category of the clique each Housewife belonged. Impressive!
Bravo’s cut film of Jill Zarin on the telephone with Tina’s character was hysterical, they really did a good job with that one. It was a great reminder too of what a horrible bitch Jill Zarin is, thank you Bravo!
For the first time since I can remember, I enjoyed the game Andy played with Tina. “What would you rather….” My favorite just has to be the choice between allowing Jill Zarin to decorate your home or be renewed by Ramona. I don’t think there’s any question that anyone in their right mind would choose Ramona!
The show was too normal and too much fun so leave it to Andy to kill it, his Mazel of the week is actually Bishop Eddie Long, a man who has been accused of molesting boys. What? Has Cohen lost his mind? In case you haven’t heard the story, here are excerpts from MWZA.com:
Bishop Eddie Long Scandal – Two men have alleged that they were sexually coerced by one of the most prominent Baptist pastors in the Atlanta area, Eddie Long. The suits were filed on Tuesday in DeKalb County, Georgia, and state that they were coerced by Long into performing a number of sexual acts. The suit said that Long made a habit out of selecting small groups of young male church members and using his authority over them to intimidate them into engaging in a sexual relationship.
A spokesman for Long said that the allegations were not true, and that Long was upset that the boys would take this route in an attempt to receive money from him.
Just yesterday more reports of this man’s behavior were alleged, from CBSNews.com:
ATLANTA (CBS/WGCL/AP) Dabara S. Houston, ex-wife of Bishop Eddie Long, the Atlanta megachurch pastor accused of sexual misconduct, claimed the pastor physically abused her when she was seven-and-a-half months pregnant with their only child, according to divorce documents.
Is Andy Cohen a complete moron? What is he giving this man a “Mazel of the Week” for exactly? Being accused of these heinous crimes? Andy shows us that in his little corner of the world (Real Housewives land) Bishop Eddie Long appeared years ago on his network with DeShawn Snow of Atlanta. Cohen’s proud to reveal Long’s change in hair style yet ignores the allegations of molestation?
Why is Cohen obsessed with this man? First he’s inundating us with constant discussions with and about a 13-year old boy, now a man with a wig from Atlanta who is accused of molesting young boys and beating up his pregnant wife. Andy Cohen apparently isn’t worried that he’s going to get a horrible reputation, but I think that he is dangerously close to affecting his career. Personally, I’m disgusted!
Until Next Time…