I Hate Jill Zarin Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – Season 1
The Real Housewives series has been my guilty pleasure since
Bravo brought us the original ladies of OC. However, I have to be honest and say the housewives of Beverly Hills seem more like the real deal. By real I mean they actually have money and lots of it. I have a feeling we won’t be reading about anyone filing for bankruptcy after season one concludes.
So far the biggest conflict among the group has been between
dueling sisters Kyle and Kim. I was starting to lose interest but thankfully episode 3 did not disappoint. I loved that the hour started with Camille Grammar playing tennis with her hottie patati “friend” Nick. Camille comes right out of the gate with suggestive comments to Nick saying “You made a promise you were going to play naked in your jock strap”. She assures us it’s just
friendly flirtation (with a big grin on her face), that Kelsey is best friends with Nick, she’s a tomboy, likes sports, etc, etc. I’m not sure if she was trying to convince us or herself.
You gotta love Adrienne. She cracks me up the mostly because
she has gobs of money and the worst hair extensions out of the entire group. But to be honest I feel bad for Paul. She seems really bored and annoyed by him and his existence. We see Adrienne call Paul on the phone from their home office then yells for him to come see her. She lets him know Jay-z is going to be at the Palms and she wants to take the girls. As usual, Paul wants the guys
to come along so they can spend time together.
You can tell this totally bugs Adrienne, but surprisingly
she goes along without a fight. She lets us know that she has connections because don’t forget “she owns the hotel and can pull some strings to get tickets”. All ends well until Paul walks out of the room and she says “Those shoes make a lot of noise.” I am pretty sure the spark is officially gone when the sound of your husband’s shoes annoy you.
Camille gets a call from Adrienne with an invitation for a
weekend getaway. Camille justifies going because she needs to do something for herself? “I do everything for everyone else”. I’m confused. What does she do exactly?
Lisa is nice enough to host all the couples (minus Kelsey+
Kim) for lunch at her restaurant Villa Blanca so they can get together before heading off the Vegas. She seems surprised that Russell isn’t as Taylor made him out to be. During her interview Lisa claims that Taylor had described him as “this big, sexy Texas cowboy and then in walks Russell” and she proceeds to laugh hysterically. Wow…now that’s just mean.
Kyle informs the group that Kim has a date that night. Lisa and Kyle want to check him out first to be sure he is ok. Kyle blurts out that Kim doesn’t have the best choice and she should choose. The comments go back and forth and have the potential for a catfight
but Camille chimes in and saves the day. She claims it is so hard for her with Kelsey gone raising two kids and she admires Kim for doing that on her own. Kyle reminds us during her interview that “it must be really hard raising two children with 4 nannies”. She does have a point.
As Kyle packs for Vegas, she tells her daughter Farrah that
she’s going to see Jay –Z but she only knows that he is married to Beyonce and he’s cool. She MUST bring at least 3 outfits per day plus backups in case it’s cold or hot or if she feels “chubby” because then the outfit will change. You never know!
We see Taylor packing for Russel and she admits that she started packing for him when they were first dating. Unfortunately he now expects her to pack all the time, which she now finds annoying. He then decides to tell Taylor he is flying to Phoenix for “work” during the day for a few hours on Saturday. Russell then proceeds to
tell her he needs his laptop, sunglasses, workout clothes, jeans, slacks and some dress shirts as he counts each item off his fingers. Is she his personal assistant or wife?
At the airport everyone piles into a stretch hummer to the
Palms. “What happens at the Palms doesn’t stay at the Palms”. Not sure what that means exactly but who cares because Crazy Camille (or CC as I now fondly call her) says she is not bummed that Kelsey wasn’t there because she did not want to share the attention with him. She was happy to be there without the conversation being “all about my husband”.
Later we see Russell and Taylor chit chatting in their suite.
Taylor confesses she truly wanted to marry someone for love not to get where she wanted to be in life. She knew when she married Russell that he worked nonstop and he was not going to be there holding her hand. But wait, she follows that by saying “she hopes it was the right thing to do”? Do what? Marry him?? Wow, that’s bru-tal.
Dinner that evening was uneventful and bordered on being a big
snooze fest. CC claims she is not a big drinker and refuses to drink a drop of alcohol. Paul busts out with a story about Adrienne when they were first dating. You think it is going to be sweet but turns weird when he explains that she cooked dinner for him which consisted of a plain piece of chicken from the freezer on a plate. By itself. And her dog was barking in the background. I didn’t get
the point and Adrienne looked confused too.
This awesome story leads to Kyle’s husband explaining how
they met which was really sweet but that just led to Kim being sad that she was alone. Paul wants to hear about how CC and Kelsey met which is odd considering they are supposed to be “friends.” Turns out Kelsey’s agent set them up when CC was living in NYC and he flew there for their first date. The rest is history. Kyle wonders what in the heck Kelsey’s agent told him about CC that would prompt him to fly across the country for a date; interesting point Kyle.
Wait for this one….Russell and Taylor tell their “how we
met” story and I actually felt bad for them. According to both, Taylor stalked him for months until he finally gave him. When the group gives him a hard time she says “I was happy being single”. What the? Let the eye rolling fiesta begin! You should have seen the look on everyone’s faces. Lisa is appalled that Russell was not down on his hands and knees begging Taylor to marry him. I tend
to agree. Russell doesn’t have much going on in any department except for his bank account.
Dinner is followed by dancing in “da club” where CC pulled
out all the stops dancing like a hoochie mama in front of Paul and Russell. Paul promptly put money down her shirt because he thinks she’s really sexy and understands why Kelsey married her. After pulling out the money CC yells, “Cheap, only five dollars”! By the look on Adrienne’s face I would say that did not go over very well. I thought they were friends. Hey friends, if you dance like
that in front of my hubby you won’t be my friend any longer.
The following day everyone gathers by the pool and Kyle tells Lisa she hasn’t eaten very much all week so she would feel good for Vegas. CC tells us once again that she feels more comfortable hanging out with the men more than the women because “they can be very caddy.” She proceeds to order a tequila shot with the boys even though she doesn’t drink. The conversation somehow leads to CC’s implant removal and Taylor was irritated that Russell left
for Phoenix for a “business” trip. I love it. Tequila shots, five inch
stilettos and $5,000 handbags poolside.
Everyone meets up for dinner early so they could make it to the
Jay – Z concert however no one in the entire group knows anything about him or his music. Correction. Taylor knows that song New York? She’s not sure if it’s about New York or called New York.
Dinner is once again uneventful until in walks Nick the hottie patati tennis player looking hotter than hot. Even Paul thinks he’s a good looking guy. Ok, weird. You might think that but keep
it to yourself. CC says Nick is her renta husband and thinks Kelsey sent him to spy on her. OMG! They exchange hugs and kisses then she says “I love Nick”. “I love you too” he says and they hug it out at the table.
And then dessert arrives. Bring on the ding dongs, ho-hos
and cotton candy!! Taylor has a really weird “moment” eating the cotton candy provocatively which does not go unnoticed by the women or husbands. Not sure what the heck she was doing to that pink puff of sugar but it was quite disturbing. Russell, show your wife some attention!
Watching this group hang at a Jay-Z concert was highly
entertaining (NOT) which is why it was probably only a five second clip. No one knew who the heck he was!
The group heads back to Adrienne and Paul’s suite where CC leaves
because she doesn’t know the girls that well and they are bounding and she’s still an outsider. Again I’m confused. If you stuck around longer you might have bonded and I thought she was friends with Adrienne and Paul. I have a feeling she was skipping out for a little rendezvous with Nick.
Russell didn’t seem to be having very much fun and wanted to
leave to get something to eat, even though they had a big din din before the concert. Taylor was pissed but what can she do “he drives the bus in this relationship.” Sorry Russell but you are a big ole bore in my book. I’m shocked at how candid Taylor is about her crappy relationship and she doesn’t hide her annoyance with him whatsoever.
Back in 90210, Kyle and Farrah go shopping for trillion dollar jeans. Kyle proceeds to tell Farrah about a conversation she and CC had in Vegas about CC’s vacation to Hawaii (apparently off camera). Kyle tells Farrah that CC got really defensive when she asked her about the trip and if Kelsey and the kids were going. According to Kyle, CC responded with “Why does this bother you so
much? Why are you interrogating me?” Interesting that she is so defensive.
Of course CC has an entirely different story. She claims that Kyle was interrogating her about the trip and said to her “Why would
anyone be interested in you without Kelsey there”? I’m no psychiatrist but that question makes no sense. Who would say something like that when discussing a vacation?
It is painfully obvious that Camille is so insecure about her place in life without Kelsey. I think she knew her marriage was over in the
first episode when he drove away to live in NY for a year.
I loved it when Kyle asks Farrah (because she is majoring in
psychology) what should she do and what does this all mean? Farrah’s response is priceless. “ It means nothing changes from high school”. Very smart observation!
Until next time….
Thank you Alison for this great blog. I will be blogging the Beverly Hills ladies as well and will post tomorrow morning. My Watch What Happens Live Blog will be posted along with it.
Teresa Giudice should be proud once again she made the cover
of a weekly gossip magazine, unfortunately this one isn’t too flattering. With the headline reading “Betrayed By Her Man” the story clearly isn’t told from Teresa’s perspective. The source being a former dancer at a strip club who has the inside story of Juicy Joe’s indiscretions:
Life & Style has apparently become the National Enquirer
of weekly magazines and will print any story told by anyone.