I Hate Jill Zarin Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills
Bravo has done it again, how do they find these woman that are so willing to put their lives on television and look like complete and utter fools? Three birthday’s and three completely different celebrations.
Taylor’s daughter is turning four years old, Happy Birthday little Kennedy! What do ultra-rich parents in Beverly Hills get their children for their 4th birthday? A pony? A new really cool swing-set? The complete Barbie collection? How about one of those cool elaborate clubhouses or a tree house? Oh no, ladies and gentlemen, Taylor plans an Alice In Wonderland themed party complete with teapots pouring tea into a cup made completely of flowers and security guards.
Exactly what every little 4-year old girl wants, high tea!
This woman is a party planner’s dream, spare no expense and what better time to get a little girl her first diamond jewelry because 4 year olds tend to take really good care of jewelry. I’m sure Kennedy’s 25 little friends really enjoyed the expensive necklaces handed out as party favors. They wouldn’t rather have had the Malibu Barbie, those necklaces were amazing.
It was obvious that Taylor didn’t focus on her child or what would make Kennedy happy, it was all about impressing the adults. She doesn’t know her kid well enough to know how overwhelmed she would be by all of this unwelcome attention and over-the-top festivities. Taylor didn’t care that the child preferred to spend time being pushed on a swing by the nanny than join in with her mother in having photographs taken. Clearly Kennedy isn’t comfortable or secure with her mother as she couldn’t get away from her fast enough.
Luckily Taylor isn’t shy and even jumped up on her child’s party table to have her photograph taken, never mind that her child is in
hiding preferring to be away from her. At $60,000 this party was a fiasco because the ultimate goal for a 4-year olds birthday party is that the child had the time of her life! Luckily her daddy, Russell swooped in and saved the day by presenting Kennedy with the forbidden puppy. I guarantee 10-years from now the one and only thing Kennedy will remember from her $60,000 birthday party is that puppy, without it most likely she would have remembered it as traumatic.
I have to agree with Adrienne, who was limited in her appearance tonight, an elaborate birthday party like that isn’t required every year, maybe just for the milestone birthdays.
Adrienne’s only appearance tonight was a nice family scene with a backyard Bar-B-Q just like we’ve all had, only with a nanny and a private chef preparing the burgers on the grill. Don’t we all do it that way? The kids are a bit unruly but we wouldn’t be seeing them on Bravo if they were well-behaved, that’s not how Bravo rolls.
Bravo must really like Lisa, she is shown only in the very best light. I have to agree with Bravo, I think this is a genuinely nice woman who loves her family and is not pretentious at all. Watching her prepare dinner for her family, the only thing that would give us a clue that they are wealthy was seeing her slicing filet mignon rather than the regular old pot roast the rest of us would be serving. Lisa’s
18 year old adopted son Max was missing from the family dinner but when his name came up, Lisa’s freeloading trainer mentioned that Max probably called to ask for money. A bit ironic coming from the dirt bag who doesn’t work yet lives with Lisa’s family for free in exchange for a few workout sessions.
Lisa’s face when her son surprised her by showing up at her Birthday party was touching, you could see that she was sincerely happy to see him. Max was her focus as he came home from school to visit, his plans to pursue music and attend school in Los Angeles concerned her as he had a shady past in school getting into drugs and cutting classes. As they tour the elaborate 24-hour music academy you could see the concern as she finally asks the tour guide if drugs are a problem at this school. He explains their zero tolerance policy and Lisa seems to feel much better about allowing Max to attend this school.
Kim found her new dream home and the first order of business is to get the oven working, something three grown women don’t seem to be able to do. Moving day was made more stressful as Kim’s sister Kyle was planning her 2-year old daughter’s birthday party on the same day. Kyle is always outshining her sister!
Birthday party number three, not to be outdone, Kyle planned an elaborate, yet child appropriate party for her 2-year old daughter. This party included rides for the kids, a petting zoo and food that kids would enjoy. Rather than a Champaign toast, as Taylor provided, Kyle ensured that the kids had a good time. At $20,000 it was still over the top and wildly extravagant for a 2-year old but when put side by side with crazy Taylor’s bash, Kyle seemed downright reasonable.
The biggest difference is hands-on mother Kyle had her 2-year old in her arms throughout the party, she focused on her child and ensuring that the kids enjoyed themselves. Very different parenting styles are evident and I don’t think it’s difficult to see which child will grow up to love and respect her mother. Family
photos were taken rather than vanity photos of a mother gone wild. I can certainly see why Kyle declined Taylor’s invitation to combine the parties.
Lisa, the proper English mother, attended both parties and clearly felt more comfortable at Kyle’s house than at the Houdini Estate where Taylor threw her dog and pony show.
Finally, Camille, put upon, overworked, stressed out Camille. With four nannies and house managers on every one of her estates, she is complaining about all of the work involved in planning a trip to Hawaii without her husband by her side. Those phone calls and barking out orders to employee’s has to be really stressful. She’s a “working” mother (I really should have put the quotes around mother, but that would have seemed cruel) Her job is to maintain several homes and supervise the staff who care for her homes and her children.
Camille informs us that she’s got 30% more on her plate than any of other working mothers out there. I can see that, who would relax in the hot tub and lounge by the ocean or utilize their 7-bedroom home in Hawaii. The rest of us don’t have those problems to deal with. She brought along only two of the four nannies on her trip to Hawaii, I honestly don’t know how she made it through that trip with only two nannies. Do you suppose she has to actually spend some time with the kids when the nannies have a day off? Are there labor laws for live in nannies? Two nannies at 8 hours a day with 2 days off per week leaves some time for Camille to need to watch her own children, that must be really difficult for her.
Camille never misses an opportunity to tell us who her famous husband is, Kelsey Grammer doesn’t appear in any of these episodes but he’s with us in spirit. As Camille continuously tells us that she needs to break away and come out from behind her husband, she also never ceases to remind us of all that she has, most of which she wouldn’t have had without Kelsey Grammer. Apparently the world only has the talented work of Kelsey Grammer on screen because of his wife who kept him clean and sober for 13-years. I can’t imagine how we would have survived the entertainment drought without this powerhouse Hollywood actor.
In all honesty I don’t have anything against Kelsey Grammer, his show was amusing but it certainly wasn’t must-see-TV.
Next week looks like a blast, Camille is treating all of the ladies to a trip to New York to see Kelsey’s Broadway show. The feud between Kyle and Camille comes to a head as Kyle calls her hostess a liar. Camille claims that Kyle made a rude comment about no one being interested in seeing Camille without Kelsey around and Kyle claims she never said that. Of course, Bravo completely missed filming this exchange so we’ll never know the truth. Watching the fall out should be fun though…
Until Next Time…