I Hate Jill Zarin Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Typically when we see any of the housewives with a man that is not their husband, we see them with their gay best friend. Beverly Hills is the exception, Camille Grammar isn’t hanging out with her gay BFF in her husband’s absence, she’s playing tennis with hot, sexy buddy of Kelsey Grammar, Nick. Nick and Camille are not just playing tennis, they’re play flirting. This is a bit inappropriate behavior for a wife on television, but foreseeing a divorce in her future, maybe not all that inappropriate.
I really like Adrienne but I think that her marriage has fallen into a rut. She tends to roll her eyes whenever her husband suggests that he tag along as she makes plans with the girls. The fact that she didn’t really invite him, the fact that he invited himself should have rang the bell that his presence wasn’t really welcome. Add to that her comment that his shoes are really loud, it seems as though many things about this man irritates his wife.
Lisa hosts the housewives and their husbands at her restaurant Villa Blanca in Los Angeles, this being the first time many of the
players meet one another. Lisa actually laughs uncontrollably when she recounts Taylor’s description of her hot, hunky husband after seeing him in person, she clearly doesn’t agree with Taylor’s
description. Money tends to make men more attractive, but not to Lisa.
Lisa seems to be very hands on in running her restaurant, she calls all the staff by name and confidently maneuvers through the elaborate kitchen. Lisa also announces that someone stole the mirror (again) off the bathroom wall of Villa Blanca, I think that Lisa should have a talk with Adrienne about how to secure things to the wall the way hotels do.
Bravo has now inserted footage of each of the ladies packing, nothing shocking they all take too many shoes, too many clothes
resulting in an obscene amount of luggage for a two day trip to Vegas. They do what many of us do only on a larger and more expensive scale. I would have much rather seen more footage of the trip.
Adrienne is an outstanding host providing top of the line transportation, a tour of the most fascinating and innovative room in her hotel, the hardwood suite that includes a basketball court and pool table. Maybe it was just me, but in school we weren’t allowed on the basketball courts with regular shoes on, only sneakers because those high heels ruin the beautiful floors. Each of the ladies are grateful to Adrienne and she gets only high marks for the VIP treatment she provided to all of the ladies.
For someone who doesn’t drink, Camille drinks a lot. We see her slamming shots, well sipping shots of tequila with the guys, and enjoying cocktails with the ladies. The Kelly Bensimon of Beverly Hills is a quivering pile of contradictions. She is offended if you mention her famous husband yet she mentions him every chance she gets and reminds us that she is married to the “best actor in
Hollywood”! Really? Kelsey Grammer? I’ll admit he was good on Cheers and even better, even funnier on his own show but the best actor in Hollywood is pushing it.
We know as we watch that their marriage is over, only Camille doesn’t know it yet. Grammar dumps her for another woman after 12 years of marriage and two children.
Just like Top Chef’s Pea Puree mystery, Bravo’s cameras fail to
record a key element to the show and miss the conversation that will apparently change the relationship between Camille and Kyle. According to Camille, Kyle was asking her about her upcoming trip to Hawaii and at the end of the conversation added that no one cares about Camille without her husband Kelsey. Kyle admits to asking some friendly questions about the Hawaii trip but denies making the final comment about Kelsey Grammer. Where the hell were the producers and why weren’t they filming? Do you suppose someone has saved a voice mail message?
As all of the ladies frequent the club in Vegas after an elaborate
dinner, they all take to the dance floor with their husbands, (those that have them). No one can take their eyes off of the sexy, over the top dancing that Camille treats everyone to, missing only a stripper pole. Adrienne’s husband inappropriately whips out a $100 bill and shoves it down Camille’s breasts. Rather than being offended she giggles, pulls the bill back out and returns it to the pig who wasn’t supposed to be in attendance in the first place. Camille
was dancing for the cameras and trying to remind everyone of her Club MTV days as a dancer on the show that nobody watched.
Her need for attention and her constant flirting with men who are not her husband reflects her insecurity and her lack of attention from her husband.
I don’t know about you all but when I heard that the Richardson sisters were going to be on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, I
assumed that these two ladies would dominate and be much of the focus of the show. But Kim Richards is really a non-entity, she’s a dud, a bore, an unsociable lump on a log. It’s a shame that the woman who has been an icon and admired by millions of fans has now had her reputation trashed by Bravo. She would have been so much better off if she had left her personal life a secret to us all rather than allow us to see her like this. It seems that she’s been messed up by either being a child star or failed relationships but it isn’t something she should have revealed in my opinion.
In stark contrast, Kyle Richardson is a vibrant, loving mother with a fantastic loving husband and has an incredible life. She seems to try to lead her sister in the right direction but becomes frustrated when Kim refuses to cooperate. Kim has built her life around her children who are almost grown and barely need her anymore and she seems like a lost puppy not knowing what to do. I was really sad watching her roaming around alone in that huge hotel room. A room that is clearly made for a couple, this isn’t a business man’s suite.
Another phenomenal dinner in a private dining room of the Palms hotel and dessert is a wide variety of old fashioned kids treats like ding-dongs, ho-ho’s and cotton candy. Fun and whimsical treats to end an upscale meal but unfortunately Taylor completely ruins the moment by disgusting and vulgar consumption of cotton candy eaten in ways only porn stars could possibly know. Way more than I needed to see.
The ladies all attend the Jay-Z concert as Adrienne’s guests and while Bravo clearly didn’t have the rights to air any of the concert, we saw just little bits of the ladies dancing to the groove.
I really enjoy this series, the Beverly Hills ladies are the real deal, they have money and they aren’t afraid to use it. But in the case of these six ladies, there is more substance to them than just shopping and doing lunch. I would have hoped to see more charity work
among this group and hopefully we’ll see more of it in future episodes. They’re interesting, fun and don’t seem to be hiding anything. I think we’ll truly see how the other half lives through this series…finally, what Bravo had in mind with The Housewives shows.
This tiff between Camille and Kyle isn’t over, previews show
that the ladies small tiff becomes a bigger and more substantial issue going forward. Watch What Happens….
Until Next Time….