I Hate Jill Zarin Top Chef Just Desserts Oct 7, 2010

Well that was a first, I don’t think we’ve seen anyone freak out quite the way that Seth did on last night’s Top Chef Just Desserts.

The Quick Fire challenge, to make the perfect ice cream sundae seemed to bring on a lot of anxiety in Seth, he immediately mumbled that he was going to win this one, until he found out that they wouldn’t be making their own ice cream. I would have thought that the dozens of half-gallon containers of ice cream on display would have given him a clue but this guy went bat shit crazy, no kidding! He repeated the words, “weak sauce” over and over, if anyone knows or cares to guess what he meant by that, please let me know.

Official story is that Seth had an anxiety attack and was taken away in an ambulance. I really thought that this show did perform medical / mental testing prior to allowing them to compete. Apparently someone didn’t do their job properly. Another first for Bravo, we again see as a producer is providing the contestants with the rules of the quick fire challenge while Seth seems to have a breakdown over his paper cups that he apparently brought from home. Best I could figure out, he brought them but was told he couldn’t have them. At that point he threw them away but was later told he was allowed to have them after all. These paper cups were apparently magic cups and would have won him the challenge, immunity and the title of Top Chef.

I seriously think we need to introduce Seth to Kelly Bensimon. They’re perfect for each other. The inexplicable mumbling, the overreacting, the insane behavior, maybe this guy is Kelly’s twin brother? (yes, kidding)

So after all of the drama, the chef’s put together their perfect ice cream sundae and Morgan wins the challenge giving him immunity for the elimination challenge. Seth’s bazaar departure allowed for the return of Heather C who still cannot see for the hair in her face. I wonder if she realizes how ridiculous she looks covering her eyes that way. It drives me absolutely crazy!

On Top Chef we may get one or even two contestants who act a bit crazy, but on Just Desserts, I think the whole lot of them could use some counseling, is there something about being a pastry chef that makes you go a little bit crazy? All those measuring cups and cream, butter and chocolate could affect the mind, right?

Last week Heather took all of the peanut butter for her failed cookies so Morgan decided that he was going to take all the butter and stash it away so that other’s couldn’t use it. We’ve seen some crazy stuff and I’m no baker but isn’t butter sort of required for many desserts? What is wrong with this group of people?

On to the elimination challenge. With the straight-jacket removal of Seth, we’re brought back to nine chef’s with the reinstatement of icky peanut butter cookie maker, Heather. It is pretty easy to tell that they needed to bring her back in order to properly hold the next challenge. Breaking the chef’s into teams of three, it would have been a bit strange to have just two people on one team, therefore we’re stuck with Heather again.

The teams are instructed to each make a dessert that will relate to the crazy show of sword shallower, S&M performers and flame throwers. It all looks pretty strange to me, the costumes, the make up and the performers were all a bit out there, and so the desserts need to be out there as well. They are to create one show piece per team and each will create their own dessert then one over all flaming dessert that will represent all of them. This should all be tied into the performance that they are attending.

Erica, Danielle and Yigit decided that they were not going to include the flame in the flambe’ dessert that they prepared for the judges, only the common folk are allowed to see that. That makes perfect sense because who the hell cares about the judges. They did come in second place in the team of three and therefore all of them were safe from elimination.

Heather H, Morgan and Eric were the winning team yet Heather was still angry and rather than enjoying the win decided to let the contestants know that she did not feel that Morgan deserved the overall win because he only prepare his one dessert, Eric prepared the flaming dessert and she prepared the show piece. Well Heather, that is what you decided to do and I doubt that your final dessert would have been any different had you not prepared the show piece, particularly since the judges really liked your offering. So what exactly was Morgan supposed to do?

These two, Morgan and Heather, both need a reality check, they both think they’re better than they are and they’re both rude and ruthless. Heather clearly cares about no one but herself and flips out after her team wins but she does not take the top spot, Morgan is cocky and quite the smart ass.

The losing team is brought in front of the judges but as it looks like once again we’re going to see the backside of Heather and rightly so, Malika announces that she is finished and has asked to be eliminated by the judges. Gail Simmons tells her that she had just prepared probably the best dessert they’d gotten from Malika to this point but this girl is determined to leave. She seemed happy as she packed up prepared to go home to see her children.

I was disappointed that she chose to go home, I thought she did have potential to stick around until the end, she had some time management issues at the beginning but seemed to get a handle on that these past few challenges.

So, another week with Heather C who really doesn’t seem to have the skills and abilities to be there to begin with. I think one of the favorites to go all the way is Eric, he admits to not being a trained pastry chef but is a baker, yet he is one of the top favorites in many of the challenges and is definitely well liked by the group.

I don’t have any links for you today, my computer is being held hostage by the Geek Squad at Best Buy and I’m updating the blog at my local library today. (always get that protection plan folks!) I should have it back later today or tomorrow at the latest, so I’ll be back in the real world of the internet soon!

Until Next Time…

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281 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Top Chef Just Desserts Oct 7, 2010

  1. MickeyMouth says:

    “is there something about being a pastry chef that makes you go a little bit crazy?” Sugar High!

    • quincyil says:

      I think the producers look for nutcases because if they had me on the show, it would be boring.

    • tweeterlaura says:

      that is what i was thinking – this show is providing insight on how a sugar high creates some very manic behavior.
      if looks could kill- heathers stare should do the trick. eric will be around to the end, he is both competent and entertaining.

  2. debbie says:

    I’ve noticed during previous diaries that Heather C appears to have a bandage between her eyebrows..Last night, her hair was brushed aside and I noticed a scar there that looks like it just healed. I think she was wearing her hair that way to cover the funky dressing.
    I noticed people commenting on her bangs before and wondered if anyone else noticed this.
    On another note…i cant stand her whining and belly-aching.
    I cannot believe how this entire cast of chefs seem bat shit crazy…Interesting show, but the producers must have had their hands full.

    • StillAWallflower says:

      I noticed the same thing. The bandage was visible in the first episode and the scar last night (in the diary). I hope it’s not something too serious. A friend of mine had to have a patch of skin removed from her face because of skin cancer and had a bandage on it like that.

      • debbie says:

        I was thinking the same thing about Heather C’s reason for the bandage… I refrained from saying anything snarky…if it was a skin cancer..I’d be afraid it would come back and bite me in the ass ;-o.

    • Waxdiva says:

      The group they rounded up for ‘Just Desserts’ is the motliest crew ever put together for a reality/food show. Like you said, Heather started out with a huge bandage on her forehead and Seth has that growth on his neck and the others just look they woke up and got out of their cardboard boxes. When I heard about this show a while back, I had a delusional picture of how everyone would appear; like all would look as pretty as the desserts they make. The first show squashed that outa my brain right away. I know that people will say that it doesn’t matter what the people look like who makes your food… blah, blah, blah; but, obviously it makes a difference to me and that’s why I stopped dining out, except for a few places and we only eat there because we’re obligated. Anyway, my thinking is that if you don’t care about how you look when you make food, you aren’t going to give a damn about what you’re making. And Seth needs some therapy immediately.

    • JKW says:

      But you know, shouldn’t they be wearing some kind of hair net ? I am not the most “cleanziest” person around…but her hair is hanging all over her face and it looks greasy. I don’t know that I would want to eat food some of these chefs make. At least Marcels was so plastered into place that it would never fall out. Seth should have been eliminated when he had his first mommy breakdown. IF not then when he baked whatever he wanted and didn’t follow the rules of the competition. You cook some little cupcake for the wedding cake ? That should have been the end of him.

  3. BKAamia009 says:

    i know who people who have “panic” & anxiety ” attacks & saldy there is really no way way u can test for them. Trust me when they do have them its a surprise cuz ur thiking “wow so & so has those i would of never of known” i didnt watch but i dont think Seth would admit if he has had them before. lynn, no DC re-cap? xoxoxo

  4. BKAamia009 says:


  5. WindyCityWondering says:

    Thanks Lynn! Hope your computer is fixed and back home asap!
    Have been thinking about the Best Desserts crew and don’t understand why they have people who are not at the top of their game in this category! I want to see amazing, creative, pushing the envelope desserts. And while I agree that none of the contestants are there to educate the public – I do like to learn something from a show that touts proficiency, skills and finished products. Some of the challenges are out of everyone’s knowledge base and comfort zone – what is the point of doing that? The judges are interesting and I like the way they break things down to each contestant.

    The mental instability of Seth was disturbing from the beginning but to show him truly lose it was not necessary and had to be humiliating. But then Bravo’s key ingredient is drama with a dash of crazy. But I am glad he is gone because his behavior constantly distracted the other chefs and viewers from the show’s purpose!

    As for Heather C’s hair style – it looks to me that she sustained a nasty forehead injury and she is trying to hide it. It isn’t too appetizing to see all that hair hanging down in in face and it doesn’t hide her nasty personality. We shall see what she does with her second chance and I really hope she makes an effort!

    • error404 says:

      they actually didn’t show him truly losing it. It was the other chefs who filled us in with descriptions of screaming, incoherent ramblings, etc… Like with Scary Island, it seems it was way worse than what the audience was shown.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      While it did look like she had something going on with her forehead- if lomg bangs were an attempt to hide it she still could have them stop at the eyebrow instead of passing below her eyes for the same effect.

      I suspect she was just growing out her bangs.

  6. cdnfillie58 says:

    OT…..What I find funny, we’re posting and chit chatting on our favourite blog about Atl and Flipping Out and Thintervention until Rainbow comes on, sounding a little drunk, posting interesting inside info about the Joodices, Hulk Hogan Dina, and the Manzo’s. All of a sudden jumla hits the fan, and the screamers come out of the woodwork defending the Hulk and Manzo over something another poster said..calling us names in a lingo my kids used when they were teens. No one stuck up for the Joodices tho..methinks that camp has split. Oh happy days!!!!!

  7. Maite1964 says:

    Great Blog, This show is way crazy but also entertaining.
    I think the reason Heather C has the hair covering her forehead is because of some type of bump or wound. If you see closely you can see there is like a band aid or something there. In her interviews the hair is no longer there. I think she realize she looks like a cartoon character with that hair but she probably does not want to expose whatever is that she has on her forehead.

  8. SavingGrace says:

    Lynn, I think you’re right. Seth and Kelly belong together. They both have HUGE egos and mental problems.

    Both are in serious need of meds for whatever ails them. Except I keep seeing Dexter everytime Seth does his talking head. I was shocked that Bravo made him leave after his “attack”…why didn’t Bravo make Kelly leave after her obvious “breakdown” at the islands?

    Hmmm…on second thought Kelly and Seth would never work. If Kelly ever called him a Cook instead of a Chef then Seth would start to cry and go into a fetal position because his feelings were hurt. His need for feelings would enrage Kelly where she would then have to punch Seth in the face until he stopped crying.

    I wonder what Kelly would get for a second criminal assault charge?

    • error404 says:

      Bravo took them both out of the situation. Seth escorted out of the kitchen, and Kiki escorted off the island. After that, she didn’t see or talk to Bethenny or Alex for the rest of the show. Don’t be surprised to see Seth at the reunion.

      • SavingGrace says:

        True but Kelly was still allowed to film as if nothing happened why Seth got taken out of the competition completely.

        I think for once Bravo did the right thing by taking Seth out of the competition. I wish they had done the same to Kelly “Jellybeans” Bensimon.

        • error404 says:

          True, their decision to keep Kiki is mind boggleing!

          But other than that, it’s too apples and oranges. Keeping Seth in the comp was like making Kiki stay on the island. I thought they kept Seth too long. I think they kept him as long as they could.

      • Kansas Girl says:

        Since they called for medical help for Seth and he went to the ER, they’d have trouble saying he didn’t have a problem and keeping him. Kelly, on the other hand, just went home with no medical intervention. Since there was no diagnosis of something worse than a “breakthrough”, she’d stay on the show.

        Why oh why didn’t they call in a doctor for Kelly on the island?

  9. AZ Girl says:

    Great re-cap. I was completely shocked that we got a view of the producers going over the quick fire challenge with the group in the stew room. Seth’s behavior is manic and I do believe he was in need of some medication. The drama on TC Just Desserts is 10 times greater than the regular TC which makes it fun to watch. I was rooting for Malika to go to the finals. I am sad to see her go.

    • error404 says:

      I blame my parents! lol

      for whatever reason, it was deeply instilled in me not to quit, EVER!, so I too often have a hostile Heather H type reaction to quitters. I’m working on it, because I also see that the opposite is sometime true: I’ve gone down on too many sinking ships that “wiser” folk have jumped like rats.

      • error404 says:

        Just wanted to add that it was a curve ball they threw us… The episode showed Heather C whinning on stop and Malika buckling down and working well… so it was a surprise to me that she quit.

    • emily says:

      I totally agree with you that his behavior is manic. It seems to me that he purposely stopped medication to go on the show. Medications like lithium (used to treat bipolar disorder) can really numb the patient and he probably wanted to tap into the creative, spontaneous nature that comes out during a manic episode.

      I think his talking heads seem like they were filmed some time after the ambulance and hospital visit. His hair was different. Since they let him come back to film talking heads, I agree with above poster who said don’t be surprised to see him at the reunion. I predict he will be much more mellowed out.

  10. error404 says:

    Sometimes the crazy rants hide a solid message. If cocky Morgan had only taken the 5 seconds it takes to thank his teammates for the win, it would have served him well for the rest of the show. His ingratitude has now made a sworn enemy of Heather H, and will come back to bite him in the butt. Karma baby.

    I’m a little shocked that people are calling them a motley crew. Several of them are quite attractive, and the rest just average. I see far worse walking down the street everyday, and I’m sure you all do too.

    Several of the more “normal” people were let go early. Eric for example seemed very calm and nice. Malika and Heather C are just annoying, not “crazy”, and I think Heather H was just speaking for the collective TV audience when she screamed “Just suck it up bitch!” OK, I added the bitch, but I think it was implied. πŸ˜›

    Seth made it seem like this was the first and that he’d never even heard the term “anxiety attack” before, so…. I hope Morgan is right and he’s just immature, but there does seem to be bigger issues there. Sorry to say, but he’s the right age for mental illness to start peaking it’s ugly head out of hiding.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Seth may have issues and he is definately immature. He should not have been on the show and Bravo/production companies really need to start evaluating cast potentials on both a physical and mental level to insure no harm to either cast or viewers.

      • error404 says:

        my friend’s brother was young and totally “normal” when he got a part on a sitcom and moved. After 1 season in hollywood, he had a breakdown and had to be hospitalized, and replaced on the show. His mental illness was a complete shock to everyone, so I think sometimes you can’t tell what can trigger what.

        • i completely agree, error. this was not just immaturity, this boy is sick.he was worse than a 10 year old with the worst case of ADHD. no way would even a teenager act like that knowing they were going to be on TV. He could NOT control himself. that was scary, and Im sure the other chefs were getting concerned for their own safety, I know I was………..

    • Need a Hobby says:

      Error: Ditto on Morgan. Eric, for ex., openly thanked & credited his colleagues for their support and assistance. It costs nothing to give such acknowledgments. And it is not just the nice but also the smart thing to do.

      And I agree….Seth’s behavior suggests issues other than just immaturity. And probably didn’t just erupt during the show, although the pressures may have exacerbated it. I think the cast mates suggested “immaturity” because they didn’t want to just call him BSC on screen, but clearly they’d been disturbed and unsettled by Seth’s behavior then and before.

  11. Gialeoc21 says:

    Hello everyone!
    I always read but never post to this blog. Love all of your guys comments!!
    I immediately thought Sean was on DRUGS! or withdrawing from them, or something.
    His eyes looked strange before he had his fainting episode. He definitely did not seem mentally stable from the get go, but is it safe to assume that drugs might be involved?
    That would make more a reason why he was asked to leave the show, or forced to leave the show. Many people suffer from anxiety, especially under the extreme pressure of a competition reality show. But shouldn’t he have tried to take some xanax and manage his stress instead of leaving his dream of winning? I thought it seemed contrived and fishy!

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      I didn’t think drugs at all. To me, he seems to have more ADD/ADHD than anything else.

  12. dickens says:

    Did anyone catch what Seth’s tattoo said?

  13. Waxdiva says:

    Tarmac and McHale news… this is good. Click on link, watch video after the article. There is something seriously WRONG with these people. Her hair extensions need fixed bad…where’s her BFF (I love you, kisskisskiss) Ted Gibson? What’s with them always posing with their half smile and heads cocked to the side? Tre and Juicy are bad, but the Salamis could give them lessons. Sick.


    • Waxdiva says:

      Right after I posted the above, just read that Tareq’s father died.


    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Ouch! These people have no grip on reality other than their own! Maybe they can go live in the Guidice mcmansion for awhile.

    • TLM says:

      Lisa Bloom threatened that the words “party crasher” are actionable for defamation? Really? So, at the reunion, Andy Cohen can’t ask the Salahis, “People have called you ‘party crashers’ because of the incident at the White House. Is that true?” Lisa Bloom is sniffing glue if she’s going to sue for defamation in this context, which is pretty much the way it would come up, and it would allow the Salahis to respond and set the record straight however they wish. I wonder if Bloom sent all the other housewives the same letter, because at least one of them is bound to give her opinion on what happened, and to use that phrase. Probably Stacy.

      My final thought is wondering whether anyone is going to sue Lisa Bloom or report her to a disciplinary board because she now is holding herself out as the legal representative of the Salahis, whom she previously went on TV and “defamed” them as “party crashers” rather emphatically when this story was fresh in the news, as shown on that link above. She seems in the letter to rather deliberately say her FIRM represents the Salahis rather than herself, but if she personally doesn’t represent them, why is she the author of the letter? Insane.

  14. Rabble Rouser says:

    I guess next seasons Top Chef Just Desserts will be the tell, if pastry chefs really are much more high strung and dramatic than conventional chefs but so far it seems so.

    Seth….Gosh where to begin other than for the mental state of all involved its a good thing he was cut from the show.

    Heather C, I don’t understand how being cut from the show then getting a second chance was so detrimental to her that she walked around like a zombie. It was like she was there in body but not in spirit- especially since before she was eliminated she was fighting to stay and disagreed with the judges choice to eliminate her.

    Heather H needs to pull the stick out, her capabilities as a chef are paling next to her attitude. It’s like she woke up one more and decided she was going to be the HBIC.

    I actually like Morgan. He seemed to be able to try and pacify Seth.

    Oh….and….Am I the only one who thinks that Judge Johnny I. is HOT!?

    • error404 says:

      I find both Morgan and Zac to be double edged… we see them both coddle the crazies and difficult ones in an almost parental way, then turn around a give stinking barbs to the camera. Hmm…

      Heather H is often in the top, so I don’t know why people find her big headed. Seth, by comparison, though he was hot shit despite repeatedly ending up on the bottom. Com’on..a finacier for a school bake sale..I’m still laughing over that! But I know her mistake. One is often mistaken into thinking hard work will be rewarded, only to find someone who hardly did shit win the prize. It’s a common mistake. Also, I find people will often side with a smooth talking phony over an abrasive person who tells it like it is.

      I didn’t get the challenge at all, because I thought the winning teams’ deserts all sounded dull. Morgan’s must have been amazing, because it was so unappetizing looking to me, I might not have even tried it had I been there.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        Oh I do think Heather H is a great chef, I am just disappointed that instead of letting her skill do the talking and take center stage, she is starting to emerge as a bitch. Not a confident bitch- just a bitch.

        While Heather C’s moping around annoyed me, Heather H had no business dressing her down and calling her out. They weren’t on the same team-if Heather C’s team ended up in the bottom; as mentioned before if they could taste the resentment in her cooking once- they could so again.
        Then she thought if she did more than Morgan, it would give her the leg up in the challenge. It didn’t, I think she is a bit of a soar loser.

        IMO, Heather H went from being really talented and likable- to being a talented pain in the ass.

        • error404 says:

          Yeah, I can see that. I’m currently giving her the benefit of the doubt. I think her talk to Heather C was the same as Morgan’s, just with a tough love tone that people like Heather H probably respond to. I too sometimes need people to tell me to just get over myself. But I think Heather C is the whiny moaner type who needs more of Morgan’s style hand holding and being reassured she’s great, etc.. People like that annoy me.

          • Rabble Rouser says:

            I hope you are right- until the last episode she was one of the top contenders I was rooting for.

    • iwannabeanarchy says:

      No! I’m totally digging Johnny too!!

  15. TrueLifeDiva says:

    I expect a new round of lawsuits in the wake of the senior Mr.Salahi’s death. If you thought the battle between mother and son was bitter before…

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      thinking the same thing! now the “brother” will be brought into play. tarq will say his dad said this and promised that. it will be painful for all involved and at this point what is there left to fight over?

      • American Idiot says:

        Exactly, Tareq has a half brother, who will definitely want his share. And Tareq has no relationship at all with this brother.

  16. quincyil says:


    I took the Salahi link and noticed this on the right. Cat’s White House invitation was recinded because of her association with the Salahis and Bravo. I wonder why the Obama Administration would do this to Charles if they loved him so much. Seems very unfair to me.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      and very wise on the WH part – the Pres doesn’t need this kind of tv drama detracting from running the country.

      • Waxdiva says:

        Read that Chas Ommanney is pretty broken up about divorce. He lost his job, which makes sense re Cat’s dis-invite. Here’s the article I read. I kind of feel sorry for him…


        • Noreen says:

          Thanks for the link. His resistance was palpable from the start. What was he thinking?

          • WindyCityWondering says:

            trying to make his wife happy? he certainly didn’t do any homework on the RH franchises!

            • quincyil says:

              Actors go on sci fi shows all of the time without knowing one thing about the show. It boggles my mind.

          • quincyil says:

            So true. He was so uncomfortable. Cat said that he was hurt that she didnt’ take him to Stacy’s aunt chicken fry, but Cat didnt’ know other husbands were coming. I bet he was babysitting and she couldn’t call him to tell him to come without a sitter.

    • error404 says:

      yeah, the NYT article all but says the show ruined his career.

      the whole idea was silly, as no one with a brain int heir head would do it in DC of all places where trust is paramount.

      • Adgirl says:

        It certainly tarnished his reputation. Wasn’t he with Newsweek? They practically folded before they were sold. His job loss was probably more influenced by that than by his marriage to Cat. He probably was fairly expensive for a photographer.

    • StillAWallflower says:

      Hey, quincyil, this is OT, but I noticed on the other blog you mentioned syfy and Stargate Universe. I’m just getting caught up on the new season (watched the first ep, haven’t gotten to the second, and still have Caprica on the dvr). Have you found any good blog sites for syfy’s shows? It’s too much too hope there’s a geek clone of Lynn out there with an I Hate the Lucian Alliance blog, but I can dream….

      • quincyil says:

        No… and I looked. The Syfy message pages are Chaos. 2,000 comments on one topic, how can you navigate that. Plus, they are controlled with an iron fist.

        Millions of people would go to the Farscape board when it was a free zone without Darth Vader making the rules.

        The blog would be simple for me to write, it’s dealing with trolls that I can’t abide. I am a busy girl.

    • Amber...Real Wife says:

      I guess President Obama wasn’t dying to meet Cat after all, huh? After all the stories and pics he couldn’t let a little guilty by association slide to meet his new obsession? LOL Finally… justice is served. The party trasher was refused entry because she works with the party crashers! OOOOHHH LMAO

  17. Adgirl says:

    Paper Cups = Skinny Girl Gift Bag
    Weak Sauce = Al Sharpton
    It’s Not Fair = Bullying

    Seth and Kelly are a match made in Hades. Only, Seth probably looks better in a bikini.

    He can wear the wedding gown and she can wear the tux.

  18. Adgirl says:

    This is the third time in a week I’ve seen the producers:
    1. RHDC asking about the White House invitation.
    2. Flipping Out the mystery friend Megan was at the drunk’s table.
    3. In the stew room explaining the challenge rules.

    Except for the White House invitation, the only explanation I see for Bravo showing us this stuff is because there really isn’t anything interesting going on during the shows so they are showcasing disturbing behavior as entertainment.

  19. Kelly_Has_Big_Shoulders says:

    Heather H. vounteered to do the Centerpiece and she did not ask for help her reaction was mean spirited and uncalled for. If she is a sore loser when her team wins I can only imagine if she’s ever in a losing team.
    I really enjoy Zac and Eric as well as Yigit. I am glad Seth is gone he seemed like he’d be a danger to others as well as himself.

    • Adgirl says:

      Right on. And she wasn’t even a loser but the runner up. If Morgan did the centerpiece then she would have found something else to complain about.

  20. celeste says:

    I can’t wait to watch the RHODC reunion with Tareq in the hot seat. The Salahis think they’re hot shit in a wine glass, but they’re really just cold farts in a Dixie cup.

  21. quincyil says:

    This article has spoilers about tonight’s DC.


    It does mention some of the fight with the Salahis after the crashing. There is also the mention of Salahis using lawyers and I think it’s against anyone who questions Michaela and MS. That , I think has been mentioned on this board before.

    Cat shouldn’t talk about the show before the show. I think that is in the contract with Bravo.

    I can see why Cat is so angry now. What were the Salahis thinking with the gate crashing? The must have been crashing parties for years before they got caught.

  22. boston02127 says:

    Ashley deleted her late night tweet that said she loves Jonathan Cheban.

  23. quincyil says:

    Cat O is now Catherine Ashley. The book is coming out as Cat A. I googled that name and found a fascinating historical figure with the name Kat Ashley.


    Kat Ashley (Katherine) was the first hand maident to Elizabeth I of England. She was Elizabeth’s favorite lady in the court. She had a secret affair and marriage with Sir Walter Raleigh, who was and English captain (sanctioned pirate) who would steal gold from King Phillip of Spain’s fleet. She got pregnant and unsuccessfully tried to hide it. Elizabeth there Kat and Walter in the Tower and she lost that first child.

    English women love to flirst with history. The current wife of Prince Philip told him that her female ancestor was the mistress to one of his ancestor’s, a king. So she carried on a long term affair and ruined his marriage to Diana.

    Now, we have Cat O changing to Cat A. She ruined her own marriage with an affair to a powerful married man. I would lay odds that Cat has some English history in her book.

    BTW… Lynn, I am half English, related to an ancestor of President John Adams like Sonja Morgan’s daughter and my maiden name was Chase. I just answered the puzzle. LOL.

    • Adgirl says:

      Sanctioned pirates were called privateers.

      I’m a big fan of that era which was so interesting and the impact so long lasting.

      Elizabeth I was Henry’s daughter by Anne Boylen (wife 2). Anne Boylen broke up Henry’s marriage and he couldn’t get a Catholic divorce so he banned the Catholic church. Very scandalous.

      The actress Jane Seymour’s changed her birth name to match Henry 8th’s third wife. Divorced, beheaded, died. Divorced, beheaded survived.

      • realminkey says:

        I just finished The First Elizabeth by Carolly Erickson and Henry VIII by Alison Weir. Both excellent books. Love all that stuff.

      • quincyil says:

        I studied English history and English literature for decades. When people study geneology, they often find that they are descended from a king. The kinds fooled around a lot. If you find a connection to someone famous, then you can use their geneology and go back in time. My favorite ancestor is Eleanor of Aquitaine. It’s hard to believe that if she hadn’t been born, married and had sons, I wouldn’t be here.


        I have several relatives doing geneology on both sides now and I really enjoy their research.

        • realminkey says:

          My great Aunt Amelia actually traced our family roots back to William the Conqueror. She was a proud “Daughter of the Magna Carta”. LOL, seriously. On the other side of the family I’m decended from Aaron Burr. In other words, I’m decended from killers.

        • quincyil says:

          It’s so easy with the net. My sister paid a fee to ancestry.com and got links to others searching the same lines. Everyone shares.

          • Adgirl says:

            @ quincyil wow that’s really interesting – that was a loooong time ago! Poor Eleanor all locked up in the tower.

            I’ll bet you’re related to Count DeLesseps!!

            • quincyil says:

              He’s French. My name is from Normandy so maybe…

              I think we are all related. There are actually more descendents of Mohammed in Europe than in the Middle East. The Arab descendents of Mohammed invaded Spain and married with the European aristocracy which passed down his genes. In the Middle East, the genes stayed within families with first cousin marrying first cousin as they do today.


              So we are all family…. again.

  24. quincyil says:

    Faux Reality Alert


    Bravo subcontracting producers realized that the NYC and NJ girls were filming at the same event close to each other. So……….they had to move the NJ girls. Gosh, we know it’s all fake. Why pretend it’s real?

    • Need a Hobby says:

      Kinda the collision of two universes in the same spot….the producers’ avoided another Big Bang…..when universes collide. LOL.

      I don’t know, but if Ramona’s literally getting physical….maybe she should visit RHNJ…..and have a little get together with T. My money’d be on Ramona….she works out.

  25. bacasam says:

    re: last night Top Desserts, I found myself saying over and over, “oh, seriously?” and thought that’s over but no, it kept happening over ad nauseum until by the end felt should retitle show to Top Neurotics. beginning to truly tire of Bravo’s manupulative tatics, they need to stop, take a deep breath before they truly ruin what has been an entertaining, original set of shows… Flipping Out last episode with Jeff just sitting there letting his employees get abused, letting Teresa slam Andy, and now can’t even enjoy a simple idea cooking show? Looking back, it seems to be this slide goes all the way back to beginning with the decision to let Project Runway leave?

    • quincyil says:

      I don’t watch the cooking shows often. I love to cook, but there’s only one person here to eat it now and what will I do with the rest of that cake?

    • error404 says:

      decision? Didn’t they fight it tooth and nail in court?

      anywho, I remember watching Bravo when it just showed artsy films with subtitles, so they’ve been on a decent for a long time. LOL

  26. Wall St Lady says:

    Doing the
    Happy Dance !

    The Ho gwan to Jail
    or workin the rest of her iife
    To pay back
    Those she done stoie from .

    ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’: Teresa Giudice not getting spin-off … for now – National TV | Examiner.com reports

    Although it seemed like a fairly believable story when it was first reported, it doesn’t look like Teresa Giudice from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” is getting a reality show of her own just yet. Contrary to what has been reported by PopEater, a producer tells Gossip Cop that there are currently no plans for Teresa to go the way of Bethenny Frankel.

    At first glance, the reasoning behind a Teresa spin-off would seem simple enough. She’s a lightning rod for drama, gets attention from all over the tabloids, and also is thoroughly entertaining thanks in part to her table-flipping antics.

    On the other hand, one of the big problems with a Teresa-centric show is that most of the drama on her season is orchestrated by the other housewives — her actions are often some form of response (including her throwing a pillow at Danielle Staub).

    • quincyil says:

      I actually hope Teresa serves time and longer than Lindsey Lohan. The courts need to make examples of stars so their fans don’t break laws like them.
      I just loved the information about creating faux tax forms for those years when they didn’t bother to file.

      I can do the happy dance too.

      Can you do an Irish jig? I even have clogs in the closet.

    • Waxdiva says:

      Seriously, did anyone believe there was even a possibility that the Joo-dices were even considered for their own show? Seriously, when someone posts a statement (such as Joo-dices getting their own show), they should post the link to back it up. Seriously, the only show those two will have will be as featured felons on ‘Lockup.’

      • error404 says:

        LOL.. all of your “seriously” reminded me of the SNL skit where the news anchors keep going “really?” over and over. Very funny.

        I sometimes feel bad for people like Rob, because he’s a toll for these women and their own weird PR. It makes him look a fool.

  27. tweatcyn says:

    Speaking of not eating out, read “kitchen confidential” by anthony bourdain for a real eye opener into who prepares food in retaurants and all their horrible antics and secrets.

    • quincyil says:

      Yikes, do we really want to know? LOL

    • Waxdiva says:

      Great book… his new one is ‘Medium Raw.’ In the ten years since Kitchen, there have probably been more graphic books written about the realities of a professional kitchen.

    • lillybee says:

      Works for me.

      • quincyil says:

        Teresa’s popularity can’t grow can it?

        I remember female movie stars like Myrle Streep lamenting that there were fewer roles as they aged. In the old days, you were a has been by 40. Now, these menopausal women like Jill and Romana have stardom in their old age. Kevin Bacon is jumping up and down with these changes.

        • error404 says:

          gosh, I feel old now. Apparently the “olden days” were in 1968 and the “youthquake”. LOL
          Some of the best classic movies are all but ruined by stars too old for the part. Bette Davis and Joan Crawford come to mind. Just the other day we were trying to get thru Picnic while squinting so William Holden could seem 15 years younger and the story would then make sense. LOL

  28. Tre says:

    You people are so sad. You sit and watch Bravo all day and surf this blog. So pathetic.

    • SavingGrace says:

      Not anywhere near as pathetic as you.

      How sad your life must be to come to a blog where NO ONE knows you and try to pick a fight.

      With that great attitude and outlook on life no wonder you are so sad, miserable and ALONE.

      Begone troll!!!

    • boston02127 says:

      No only do I sit and watch Bravo and trash the stupid people, I pig out too.

    • icantstandthetoxicity says:

      I think Teresa/Tre is upset that she’s not going to get her own show. LOL

      • quincyil says:

        Why would Teresa be here? She has to wash all of those floors, be her own gardening staff, cook dinner 6 nights a week, and clean up after Joe which is no easy task. Tre is simply a fan who does not know how to spell “tree.”

    • Dawn says:

      Crave attention much? What’s lacking in your life?

    • quincyil says:

      Oh, Tre, we are sad. I really like the people here and I love reviewing the shows and then discussing them. You see, we mistakenly thought that Bravo was entertaining us with the real faux stars that they churn out each week. We thought we were supposed to pay attention to the Bravo shows and be interested enough to buy books and exercise dvds from the stars. Now, that you have pointed out our errors , we will cease and desist immediately. Thank you so much for visiting this site and feel free to return anytime to give us more of your wisdom.

      Yours sincerely,


    • AZ Girl says:

      Ummm…..you got it! Between hitting the gym around 4:30 a.m, going to the office and running a household, business, career, volunteering their time to numerous charities, schools etc., I am sure all these women/men aka posters sit around watching Bravo, eating Doritos and sipping PBR with a straw with no teeth. Right. Did it ever occur to the troll that the posts increase after the dinner hour depending on the time zone?????? Like really late at night?

  29. boston02127 says:

    Dina, Does it bother you that Tommy is out EVERY night checking out pretty women and leaving you at home like a dog?

  30. boston02127 says:

    When you wash your face at night do the drains clog because of all the foundation that you wear? Why do you wear so much? What are you covering up? Just leave your answer under mine. Thanks Dina.

  31. WindyCityWondering says:

    OT – anybody watch Destination Truth?

  32. boston02127 says:

    Yep…because we watch Bravo that means we alllll live in the hills somewhere in dog patch USA. We have flower gardens planted in tires in our front yards. Two dozen
    whirligigs stuck in the dirt. Skinny dogs roaming our yards. A few dead rusted cars sitting in over grown grass. But we’re happy campers!

  33. boston02127 says:

    I think the DC show is going to be longer than an hour tonight.

    • cusi77 says:

      Boston_ How do you know the DCHW’s will be longer? In my TVguide after one hour of final episode comes WWH with the Salamis and Nene…

      • debbie says:

        i’m pretty certain i saw a bravoandy commercial saying RHODC and WWHL are both ‘super-sized’.. 1:15 for DC, :45 for WWHL. I just checked listings and they have it listed as 15 minutes longer.
        Starting NOW….9pmEST!!!

      • boston02127 says:

        @cusi–I looked in the TV Guide. It looks like it’s going to run about 15 minutes longer.

      • SavingGrace says:

        My DVR is set for an hour and 15 minutes…just sayin’…

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      omg- they BETTER be going to the White House tonight!

  34. error404 says:

    speaking of bad tv, did anyone watch the A list? I only saw the 2nd half, but it seemed really stoopid.

    • Need a Hobby says:

      Didn’t see it. Did you see TLo’s review? In sum: Awful show but they are going to love trashing it & the guys weekly.

      • error404 says:

        yeah, i was cracking up at their review!

        from what I saw, the one who’s trying to steal the other’s bf was unbearable to watch.

  35. Scorpiosue1102 says:

    Now we get to see the society grifters in their ultimate grift. Then we get to hear their b.s. on WWHL.

  36. boston02127 says:

    Michaele in the limo on the way to the state dinner —we have our id’s, camera……….BAIL!

  37. OneMoreInBoston says:

    Why do they keep giving close ups of her David Yurman ring? Like over and over? Is that the one she never paid for?

    • AZ Girl says:

      Borrowed and David Yurman had to fight to get the jewelry back. I read it was all worth about $30,000.

    • Waxdiva says:

      They’ve zoomed in on that ring in previous episodes, which totally pissed me off knowing that McHale wears DYurman. Linda also wears DY.

  38. ches says:

    First impression from the limo scene, which my daughter had also was that she actually believed they had been approved to go. He knows they weren’t and is holding his breath that something will happen or he’ll be able to weasel his way in. I don’t think he told her the woman from the pentagon never came through.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      I don’t know. She does come across as a victim, but who knows what is what in this? They knew they were on camera right?
      They almost look like they are feeding into each other’s excitement. Like they are two co conspiritors.

      • ches says:

        I don’t know. I’ll have to watch it again. He seemed so guilty looking, or almost scared. She seemed excited but no fear. I guess that’s what made me think he knew beforehand and she didn’t. Although I do think he told her what was going on afterwards. I think she even knew the next day. But I’m still not sure about the limo. Hope they have some good questions on WWH. Still can’t stand either one.

      • tuzentswurth says:

        I think they both knew alright. I hope the investigation is taking so long b/c every t is getting crossed, every i getting dotted, and there will be NO way they can slime out of this! They knew exactly what they were doing. Liars, grifters, posers!

  39. ches says:

    On top of it he asked MS, in the limo, to swap phone batteries. He didn’t check his messages after the swap and find the one from the pentagon telling him the woman from the pentagon couldn’t get tickets? Bullshit!
    And if it wasn’t posted here his father died yesterday.

  40. cusi77 says:

    The Salahi’s were lying “to their teeth’s” to Bravo producers after the WH 1st. Dinner, until everything came down!

    • Savannah111 says:

      OMG are you guys watching this holy crap !!!!
      I can’t believe this couple OMG I’m speechless watching this.

  41. Adgirl says:

    Top Chef – Desserts.
    Obviously it is not as interesting watching desserts being prepared as savory meals and the potential contestent pool was small so Bravo is subjecting us to crazy, insecure and poor sport “chefs”.

    RHDc was flat except the Salahi’s, Flipping Out has been dull too so we are expected to find creepy behavior as an entertaining substitute to real programing.

  42. lillybee says:

    Anyone watching Project Runway tonight.

    • error404 says:

      I really don’t see what the judges see in Michael C.

      I thought Heidi was a real b!@#ch in the workroom. Her comment about Ivy was uncalled for.

      • lillybee says:

        Michael C. has in the past made red carpet dresses for Faye Dunaway and Jennifer Lopez. So, there must be something there.

        • error404 says:

          well, I guess that explains some of it. lol I haven’t see Faye on a red carpet since the late 70s, and I usually hate whatever J Lo wears, so…

    • JKW says:

      I watched PR. Alot of attitude on there tonight. I thought it was great that Heidi gave some advice to Gretchen. She really thinks she is great. I was hoping she would get aufed tonight.

  43. Wall St Lady says:

    All I can say is that I hope the Salami’s behavior tonite reignites the prosecution process. Stating that tonites show vindicated them should cause the investigators to be embarrassed. & get the grifters
    Behind bars.

    • butterisafruit says:

      These people are diabolical. He wasn’t watching the same show I was.
      I am dying to watch the reunion. I want to see them rip them a new one.

  44. cusi77 says:

    The Salamis are delusional! Is official! They think that tonight show vindicates them! WOW!

  45. cusi77 says:

    The Salamis are delusional! Is official! They think that tonight show vindicates them! WOW!!!

  46. Dawn says:

    Did anyone else notice that when Missy went to give a shout out to Tarq’s mom she said, “Hi Gran” and then corrected herself by saying she was sorry she meant mom and said, Hi mom.” I thought that was odd. I know people make mistakes but why Gran?

    • American Idiot says:

      I thought she said “Hi, Corrine”. That is Tareq’s mom’s name.

    • Savannah111 says:

      You know on the way there they are trying to seem so very excited about being invited knowing all the while they were not; my take is that they were getting alittle worked up thinking gee are going to be able to pull this off. They are nuts absolutely nuts, its just as crazy though that they were able to get as far as they did..

      • tuzentswurth says:

        Tareq looked like he was blushing, turning purple in the limo, he knew he was pulling a scam, so did Michaele, she is just MORE gutsy than he is. IDK, maybe she thinks she can get away with anything b/c she thinks she is irresistible and can talk her way out of things. Her behavior at Stacie’s house clinched it for me, she knows, but she’ll just flee rather than try to explain, b/c there is no explanation.
        Her appearance on WWHL, thought I’d scream if I saw her toss that bad, fake hair around one more time! If she would have just whinnied, I would have thought she was a real horse.

  47. Olivia says:

    Call me paranoid, overly suspicious, whatever, but I have a “hinky” feeling when it comes to the Salahi’s and Bravo itself.

    Could it possibly be that Bravo was in on this whole thing right from the beginning which may be why these two were pleading the 5th Amendment during those hearings? Could this be the reason why they have been able to make all these appearances without showing any sense of remorse or bothering to offer a substantial excuse to whey they got there in the first place? And why they are still able to live like royalty when their financial situation has been revealed?

    Neither one shows any sense of shame or humility which is unusual since their reputations have been shattered as a result.

    Just throwing it out there as I can easily see Bravo’s “grubby little hands” all over this mess. By Bravo offering them exposure they boost the ratings game.

    • Savannah111 says:

      I don’t know Oliva, I have to wonder where they get their pot to piss in !!

      • Olivia says:

        It is just that we know that Bravo invents “storylines” for this series.

        The Salahi’s were already signed and some of the footage was in the can when this “crash” episode happened. The outrage at that time – at least you would think so – should have been reason enough for Bravo to pull them out altogether. But again, most of the series was built around this one episode that led up to tonight’s finale.

        If the Salahi’s were so awful, why did Jason and Stacie invite them over in the first place? Why not just put an end to the so called friendship that was never anything but a set up by Bravo in the first place to place these 5 women together? Yet there they were, as if nothing untoward had occurred, but a reason enough to allow Cat to say her piece.

        The best part was Cat remaining on the front porch yakking it up with Lynda as the Salahi’s “fled” through the back door in order to avoid her. None of it makes any sense unless they were all in it together.

        If Bravo was so concerned that they had to issue a statement nullifying the claim that the Salahi’s made regarding their contract, why were they both as friendly and chatty with Andy tonight? This is what raises my level of credulity.

    • Noelle says:

      I have the same sneaking suspicions you’ve stated. The whole Bravo/crasher connection has always rubbed me the wrong way.
      After seeing this episode tonight, I absolutely believe that there’s a real possibility that Bravo’s involved in this convoluted mess.
      I’d more believe it then not.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Bravo shut them down when they tried to say they couldn’t say anything because of their contract. Since then they have not said anything about Bravo. These people swindle, lie and move on without looking back. Tonight Missy went back to the I’m a cheerleader because wussy Andy is capable of calling anyone on their bullshit.

      • nathania says:

        I declare if she ever swung that rope hair in my face I might pull it right out of her head. Those teenage mannerisms are dying a slow, painful death as she ages, it’s embarrassing that it still works for her which it so obviously does in some situations.

        Andy did seem to confront them a few times but Andy, to me, seems about as removed from this as a crack dealer on the street corner. Gotta make his dime, no matter what. I was really shocked they were on there at all…the respectable thing to do would have been to divest themselves of the Salahis completely, rather than welcoming them on as guests. It made my skin crawl that they gave them a forum.

  48. cdnfillie58 says:

    Wow…I’m having second thoughts about Michaele..I thought she was under Tareq’s control and thumb…but that lady definitely has a mind of her own. Talk about a perfect match

  49. Noelle says:

    I’m quite happy the DC series has ended, I found it to be boringly exhausting. Extremely hard to watch tonight (the Salami’s).. I was so uncomfortable by their actions/behavior at times I had to get up and just walk away from the TV. They’re despicable.
    On a brighter note…I loved Nene’s new do! (On WWHL) Much more refined, she looks great IMO.

  50. Ione says:

    The dress didn’t fit NeNe..why didn’t she just put those gigantic boobs on a platter and serve them up to the camera? Geez!

    Those gate crashers need to be in jail!! How in world can they get away with putting our President in such circumstances? They are the reason for people losing their jobs and this was a real security breach. I can not stand these people!!

  51. boston02127 says:

    I didn’t like that fact that Stacie left the invitation open to the Salahis’. In her talking head shot she made the point of saying “don’t think we’re anything like these people”. Why allow them in her home? She’s wishy washy with everyone. When the show first aired she was my favorite and I couldn’t stand Kat. Now I like Kat best and can’t stand Stacie. At least Kat stands up for what she believes in.
    The Salahis’ need to be punished by law. Not only do they blatantly lie but they are scary people. I dislike them so much I don’t want to waste my time on them. They’re beyond the “I hate Jill type”. They’re offensive and sick.
    Watching and listening to Mary is the equivalent to watching paint dry. DC is a forgettable group. I won’t miss this show.

    • Olivia says:

      My point is simply that without the Salahi’s, Danielle Staub, Teresa Guidice and Jill Zarin, the “drama” on these shows would be nil.

      The one common factor they all share is Bravo itself.

    • Noelle says:

      ITA with you. Stacie was a front runner for me in the beginning but in end Kat, I’m really digging her. She seems to be a pistol, speak her mind and do so in a very humane way.
      Is it just me(?)..but I was slightly impressed by Paul for calling out Lynda in one of his talking-head interviews. (Don’t get me wrong, I dislike Missy but Lynda appeared like a Pavlov dog during the c span viewing, beyond what was being shown on c span.) He stated Lynda married “well” and in other words her multimillion home/lifestyle was not a result of her blood sweat and tears.
      Wow..Imagine that..who knew!?! lol πŸ˜‰

    • nathania says:

      Yep..I felt like cheering for kat when she said ‘the two of you are a disgrace to America’.

      I think these episodes are shown way out of order, Stacie’s hairstyle is different now, and I think she has a different approach than Kat.

      But Kat knows they are sociopaths, it’s so funny it took a British person on that show to speak for all of America. I tried my hardest to watch them on WWHL but I couldn’t do it. I hope anyone who believed Michaele has been boondoggled by Tareq finally saw the light tonight. That woman has ice in her veins, she knows *just* where the line is and she was the first to get up and start to leave, twice. There is no way she is not the brains behind this operation. Without her Tareq might not even go through with half this stuff. He is a balding, pudgy middle aged man that no one would even notice and probably wouldn’t have the guts to go through with things like this. But she is a tall blonde who uses every ounce of what she has (or thinks she has) to get as much as she can out of every situation. It is no surprise Tareq’s mother hates her, she probably sees him as the victim of Michaele (not that I do, they are equally manipulative but she is definitely the master mind). I was watching a show today and someone was called an ‘opportunistic sociopath’ and I thought of Michaele immediately, that is an apt description of her. It’s ironic to me that she has never met a camera that she didn’t love and completely monopolize until that scene when they fled out the back door of Stacie’s house. She’s smart enough to know when her @ss is on the line, and she was smart enough to realize that Tareq was clearly going to start running his mouth, and she ain’t doing no time for this, and wasn’t going to be put in that position. Anyone who had any misgivings about who is really in charge of that relationship needs to watch that scene very closely, it was very telling.

      • Rose says:

        I AGREE WITH YOU 100%

        • MAMAZ says:

          You’re right. My opinion of who is in charge has completely changed. It’s her. Or at least she’s a true partner in crime and not some poor dumb blonde being manipulated by a domineering husband.
          How could she sit there on WWH and continue to maintain that she was a Redskins cheerleader? Amazing!

  52. cusi77 says:

    Cat’s husband is right. The Salahi’s have always been craving for attention and being famous… and they are! It does not matter that is negative, IT’S FAME! They were more on the news than the State Dinner itself!

  53. lillybee says:

    I guess that they believe that all publicity is good publicity.

  54. Wall St Lady says:

    Note Mr.Salami said “We were vindicated”.
    To me that indicates that the investigation is not over.

  55. Wall St Lady says:

    We need Had Enough to tell us the legal status of the Salami’s investigation.

  56. TrueLifeDiva says:

    That kiss after they bluff the woman checking names just screamed “We pulled it off. Another party crashed!” They giggling like schoolgirls. Psychos πŸ˜‰

  57. WindyCityWondering says:

    I’m with WSL – I want this reopened and I want charges brought against the Salahis! Now I am going to go find a fifth of something because they really, really make me mad! Bring on the reunion and let’s see some real questions answered.

  58. boston02127 says:

    If anyone visits RealCityHousewife’s blog know that someone is posting using my name. Don’t think it’s me! Thx. My posts have the shamrock. πŸ™‚

  59. TrueLifeDiva says:

    “Can you tell me what more did you need in order to understand that you were not invited?” Wwwwwwhhhhhhoooooooooooooo!!!!!!! πŸ˜€

  60. TT in OC says:

    This is a test. I am trying to change my avatar and see if it works.

    • TT in OC says:

      No, it doesn’t what I expect. Going back to the old one.

    • TT in OC says:

      I need some help. Would anyone tell me how I can change my avatar to a specific image I select?

      • boston02127 says:

        @TT—most of the time it won’t change right away. Try logging off and come back on. Sometimes it takes a couple of hours for some reason.

        • TT in OC says:

          Thanks Boston, I was trying to find your email address on your wordpress account to ask you.

          Would you please explain the steps a little more?

  61. WindyCityWondering says:

    With the DC and ATL drama going and the BH around the corner, I am wondering if the NJ girls are feeling left out. There is a smell of desperation there – trolls are lighting up blogs. Betting that filming will be leaked well before their season 3 is in the can. Today both NJ and NY were filming and NJ had to be moved to another location because they were too close….. Bravo created a monster and it is taking on a life of its own.

  62. TrueLifeDiva says:

    Wow! I haven’t laughed so fucking hard in a while. COMEDY πŸ˜€

  63. Adgirl says:

    Teresa & Jill = loved them first season hate them now
    Curtins & Salahi’s = no shame and think no one will notice their scams
    Seth (TC Desserts) & KKB = Crazy Pantry

    Run Bethenney run.

  64. lillybee says:

    Did I hear correctly. It seemed that Mr. Salami claimed to pick the wines for the state dinner.

  65. JKW says:

    I thought he said it will be interesting to see what wines THEY choose. I didn’t hear him say that he chose them.

  66. lillybee says:

    I thought I heard him say, I hope they like the wines I picked, but I could be wrong.

    • MAMAZ says:

      He probably said it but I’m sure he had nothing to do with any wine selection.
      That was for the cameras.These people will do and say anything to appear more important than they really are.

  67. JKW says:

    I didn’t hear that. But then again I wouldn’t put it past him since they crashed the party.

  68. JKW says:

    I guess I didn’t think about the timeline. This happened late Dec. I know they are still investigating but after this long it doesn’t look like anything is going to happen to them.

    • Adgirl says:

      The Slimehi’s had juuuuust enough evidence to make it appear they “thought” they were invited. Although we all know better.

      • MAMAZ says:

        But how do they explain claiming to have an invitation when they didn’t?

      • quincyil says:

        I think so too. I think they had some communication through the Obama election committe because the Salahis held a fundraiser at Oasis for his campaign. Everything is tit for tat in DC. Salahis raised money so they wanted the tat for those dollars. I believe that the woman at the Pentagon knew the Salahis from the campaign and she was trying to do what campaign workers do, make connections for the next campaign.

        • American Idiot says:

          Their contact at the White House, Ms. Jones, attended their Polo event on behalf of the White House. She was the person they were trying to get an ok from to attend. It never came. Surprisingly, Ms. Jones was not fired. Couldn’t believe in the coming attractions for the reunion, M and T claim no one was fired over the whole incident.

  69. JKW says:

    Yea, I guess so. That first guard told them they weren’t on the list..but told them to go ahead and go in. Bravo has that on camera…so I guess that must be why he thinks he is vindicated.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      I’ll have to watch that again – I thought they were told to wait to one side and see if a new list came out.

      • JKW says:

        I think the words of the guard was something like…I can’t find your name on the list but go ahead and they can sort it out up there. I assumed at the next guard station or whatever you call it.

  70. Olivia says:

    What confuses me about the Salahi’s is that it would have served them so much better had they just come out and said that they had “honestly” thought they were invited as they did have some contact with the WH because there was some form of e-mail communication between the two parties.

    At least by admitting their “confusion” it might have saved them from so much of the bad publicity that followed. Instead they chose to go down the 5th amendment route. This I do not understand.

    Even if they were still lying through their teeth about the so called confusion, it may have convinced some out there that these things do happen. Instead they launched a campaign of even more obsfucation to defend their actions which makes no sense.

    The faster these two disappear – and taking Teresa Guidice along with them – the better off for all concerned.

    What really gets my goat is that they chose to appear live last night just one day following the death of his father. Sitting around trading quips with Andy while holding a glass of booze in his hand just makes this man even more despicable. Even in the face of the fact that there was an issue with the family, the simplest form of respect owed to a parent was missing.

    • MAMAZ says:

      My daughter watched with me last night. She was interested because of the White House dinner crashing debacle. I explained a little bit about the winery and Tareq’s relationship with his mother. We were both appalled that they would even appear after his father’s death. Even worse he used it as an excuse to plug the winery saying that his father’s death has brought the family together and they are talking about reopening Oasis. My daughter said, “Wow, he works fast. It’s only been one day!”

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      It was really creepy that the Salahis were on WWHL after the WH crash, but knowing that his beloved father had passed the day before was crass, self serving and wrong….why isn’t he with his mom? Why talk about family and not be there to support her? Neither seemed very broken up about his passing either. But hey they think they are vindicated!

      • MAMAZ says:

        Self serving, exactly. But I’m sure he raced back to Virginia to use his mother’s grief as a way to get his foot back in the Oasis door.

      • quincyil says:

        If someone gets a link to the Obituary of the father from the DC papers, it would be good to see it here. The reason that I wonder about the family is that is seems Corrine, the mother of Tareq was gone somewhere and returned after the father’s stroke to try and get the business away from Tareq. Is seems the parents were separated. Tareq and Michaela were trying to manipulate a very ill father. Why would a mother turn against her own son? That is extremely unusual especially in a Middle Eastern family. The bonds between a mother and son are rarely broken even if the wife has a powerful influence over that son.

        • American Idiot says:

          I don’t think Tareq’s parents were separated, but they did live separately during alot of his childhood. His mother owned and ran a successful Montessori school in VA. Tareq and his Dad lived at Oasis. Tareq went to college in CA, and majored in some sort of argricultural field. When his Dad started to show signs of illness, the mom came back to Oasis more frequently, and became more involved in the running of it. Tareq always thought of Oasis as his, because he and his Dad were very close during his younger years.

  71. Ellabean says:

    It is 8:00 am Saturday – first cup ‘o coffee and I am still in shock about the Salami’s appearance on Watch What Happens Live last night. What absolute slimy diabolical pathological liars.Their brand of slimy is beyond Jill Zarin and in its own unique category separate from the Guidices.

    One live caller asked Michaela if she really was a cheerleader for the Redskins. Notice her answer was a quick glossed over explanation indicating yes, then in an attempt to divert, a long winded add-on explaination about her brother and his personality issues (who publicly said she was not a cheerleader). And after that recent interview with Billy Bush from Access Entertainment – who finally nailed her on the truth and got her to admit that she was only in an alumni support group – and never ever appeared on the sidelines like the real cheerleaders at any game ! Yet she keeps lying about it.

    Did Andy ask her about her Multiple Sclerosis ?

    I agree with posters upthread: she is not just Tareq’s mindless puppet. Oh no, she’ s got her own bag of tricks.

    And his father just passed away on Wednesday – and when Andy brings it up an offers condolences, I felt about as much grief from that couple as a stone cold rock. Of course they didn’t even cancel their appearance on to go on the show. That would be dignified and human.

    • vilzvet says:

      Uh oh, Ella, it’s only Friday….hope you’re not supposed to be at work, lady!

      I’ve still to watch the episode, caught some of it, the closing scenes at Staci’s house, missed the whole White House part because of the Yankee game. I have a question though about Presidential security. When we see him on vacation with the family, we see him going into local shops, etc., mingling with the locals. Isn’t that considered as dangerous as letting potential assassins into the White House? I find it hard to believe that locals are patted down before they walk into an ice cream shop the President is inside. What is the protocol?

  72. Olivia says:

    And just what got Cat’s “knickers in a twist” that would have her laying in wait to attack the Salahi’s because she was “disinvited” to the WH Christmas party? Is she actually placing all the blame on them for this and the dissolution of her marriage?

    No Cat, you were more than likely disinvited when the WH discovered your ties to Bravo and did not want any association with their cheesy programming after viewing a few episodes of Atlanta and NJ. You chose to be on that show, dragging your reluctant spouse along with you. The Salahi’s, as unsufferable as they may be, had nothing to do with that disinvite.

    She is filmed in her kitchen chopping veggies and complaining to Charles about the quality of the knives and when he suggests more wine she invites him to get it himself since he was “sitting there doing nothing”. There are already fractures in this marriage and have nothing to do with the Salahi’s no matter how much she wishes to portray it as such. They made the decision to be part of this awful franchise and he may have lost his position because of it.

    She only had to completely disengage from this couple but she chose to “call them out” for reasons only the producers can explain. This showdown was contrived as the cameras remained on her standing outside the front door talking to Lynda. This was so that she could return and reinforce her distaste for this couple as the cameras rolled and caught more of it with Jason and Stacie. The camera crew was very much in evidence in the scene where both Stacie and Jason bring her back in.

    • quincyil says:

      I agree with the Bravo connection to the Christmas White House Party as the reason for the disinvitation. Cat cannot state that for us because of the contract where she can not discuss how the show is created. Notice that Charles was still invited.

      Cat is cruel to Charles in almost every filmed scene. She hates his job because it takes him away. She hates the location of the home he rented for the family and dogs. She wants him to babysit and sharpen the knives. They are not a couple and really haven’t been a loving couple throughout this filming.

      You can see the love between Stacy and Jason even when they bicker over typing. I never saw real love between Cat and Charles. He was smart to file for divorce and get out before they had a child.

      • housewifeaddict says:

        Cat has her own sordid history (kissing a 21 year old prince harry and spilling to the tabloids). A quick background check on her would also cause the invitation to disappear. What’s with these people thinking they should get to meet our President! They act like wh social events are some sort of fashion show (or shoe sale). Have you ever noticed that none of them go to any real social events! Just parties with each other or publicity stunts.

  73. debbie says:

    I’d like to know why the Salahi’s were in New York the day after his father’s death. It’s was reported that Salahi’s father was an Israeli immigrant. If his father was Muslim the funeral should have been held within 24 hours of his death.

    • quincyil says:

      That 24 hour time frame is often different for Muslims who die here. They do give a couple of days so the family can travel. We have refrigeration that they don’t have in the Middle East.

      • A NYer says:

        With very few exceptions Muslims are buried within 24 hours no matter where they live. BTW, they have refrigeration in the Middle East too. Israel is a very hi tech country.

        • quincyil says:

          Honestly, it is usually around three days here. I have been to many funerals. We are out in the country and family needs to travel. They also transport people in the Middle East to their family tombs in other cities and that takes time. My sister in law died in Tehran and the burial was in Birjand four days later. The 24 hour rule is being stretched more and more in the modern world.
          In the West Bank, you do see them burying the dead quickly. When Iranians pilgrams were killed in Iraq, I knew of one man who was buried a week later.

  74. Olivia says:

    I still don’t quite understand what the Salahi’s aimed to get from all this.

    It is apparent that Jill Zarin was hoping for her own show. Teresa and Danielle were hinting of the same treatment. Both see themselves as important enough to be able to carry this out.

    But what did these two nimrods expect from this? They are now persona non grata wherever they go and as soon as this series ends they will be long forgotten. If they expected America to make them the next Ozzie and Sharon they were sadly mistaken.

    • quincyil says:

      I think that both of them wanted to be high society. A boy who worked in the vineyard with his dad creating a world renound lable and a make up girl who worked on socialites and politicians wives. It’s the American dream to go from service to being served.

      I loved Paul Warton last night. He told us that Lynda married well and the money didn’t come from the modeling agency. He told us that it’s hard to go from service to being served and then to go back. How telling it is for Mary and Lynda to say Michaela should take off her makeup and hair extensions and go down to the level of the makeup artist. Paul is right. They have money and they look down on the people who serve them.

      I read that a real estate investor was going to buy Oasis and try to rebuild the lable with Tareq as the manager, but he pulled out. He must have been told what Tareq had done in the past with money. We know that the Salahis planned to use money from the winery to buy an expensive home in DC because we saw them say that to Stacy. What businessman wants to give money to the operations of a business to be misspent on a fancy house for parties in DC? The Salahis might find others to dupe, but it’s going to be harder to do in the DC area.

      Don’t worry about the Salahis bills and credit card debt. They will just file for bankruptcy and wipe that debt out again. I think you can file every 7 years. So rack up the debt and file. Rack up the debt and file. You can live quite well doing this. Look at Teresa and Michaela.

      • Olivia says:

        I wanted to reach out and hug Paul last night. He was so right on the money with that comment!

        Those people are total snobs, expecting others to wait hand and foot on them and be thankful for the privilege. Paul has been a real voice in so many scenes that called for balance.

        Love, love Paul!

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          He definately was the only one with any compassion at all – it was interesting that they all seemed to agree that Missy was a different person without Tarq….IMO those two feed off of each other’s entitled bs.

          • housewifeaddict says:

            I think they are both simply crazy and delusional. We’ll never find a real explanation for their behavior.

      • AZ Girl says:

        Tareq in the limo was sweating like a whore in church. He was nervous and it is obvious they did not have an invitation.

        I think the investor who pulled out of the deal said that Tareq did not disclose the condition of the winery to him and that the vines were in terrible shape. I believe an article posted a few month’s ago said it would take years to get the winery viable again.
        Paul was great last night.
        I was appalled to see the Sahali’s on WWHL one day after his father’s death.

  75. WindyCityWondering says:

    Every franchise has at least one housewife who thinks she is the star. With that said, she goes about making herself more over the top to the point where she demands either more money, more airtime and even in some cases their very own spin off.
    Maybe Bravo should have a franchise of just these “stars” – then they get more airtime and the “spin off” – wouldn’t it be fun to see the dregs of each franchise battling it out to be THE star….Teresa vs NeNe, Jill vs DC player to be named….

  76. Wall St Lady says:

    I thin its Friday girl. Have 2 cups of coffie πŸ™‚
    U had me going till WSM started giving me the time warning of when he caiculated our
    “Walk out the door”
    Would b.

  77. boston02127 says:

    Good morning.

    TT in OC- I just saw your post now. I fell asleep last night. Sorry.

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  78. boston02127 says:

    NJ Housewife star says Kim Kardashian can date her sons any day


    LOL & LOL! Not that Kim K is a prize but can you picture Kim K. with broke Albie? Caroline is delusional.

  79. OneMoreInBoston says:

    Hey @Olivia-

    you know I’m addicted to this blog when I watched the entire episode of RHODC and the Andy show, and all I could think is”oooh, what is @Olivia going to say!” LOL!

    Who’s paying their lawyer? I feel like Bravo is- so they won’t spill the beans that Bravo put them up to it- but that’s just me.

  80. AZ Girl says:

    Michaele blog is up on Bravo and the comments are enough to make me ill. All positive. “Lovey dovey” and claiming that Michaele and Tareq are victims. Gag.

  81. Sunny says:

    I noticed a huge bangage right smack dab in the middle of Heather’s forehead. This explains the crazy bangs. No clue what happened to her but the bandage was big so I’d understand trying to hide it.

    Weak sauce? I just learned about a week ago is a gamer/geek term for something or someone that is lame. Picture a 12 year old boy at his X-box calling his opponents in Resident Evil (or whatever) that and you get the idea.

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