I Hate Jill Zarin Guest Blog – The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

I Hate Jill Zarin The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

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The Millionairess Matchmakers of Beverly Hills and Giggy Goes to Dinner

I was wondering what might happen this week that would be interesting – and interesting to write/snark about, since the only story arc to day – this insane fight between Mrs. Kelsey Grammer (tm Put Your Hair Up/Real City Housewife) and Kyle seems to have wound down. By the way, Mrs. Kelsey Grammer – we noticed that you told Joy Behar you are keeping his last name. Now ordinarily, that would be fine, since women married 13 years would do that. But you’ve made this huge stink about wanting to come out of his shadow – that’s your intro tag line – and the whole fight was about your belief that Kyle said that no one cares about you without Kelsey. Which is true. But fine. Take your pick of names. Mrs. Kelsey Grammer or Camille Who?

So the whole show revolves around finding Kim a mate. Which could be a really interesting story line were it for someone other than Kim.

But we start with a makeover for Kim. All we see is a facial. Which looked horrible – – like Hannibal in his mask in Silence of the Lambs. Otherwise, this was just a dull slice-of-life scene. Ramona’s sweaty pit scene was way better.

Kim’s makeover should start with a new personality. That’s her problem, not her appearance. I wonder if this intense insecurity and neurosis is real, or if it is a role she’s played for attention for so long that it has become who she really is. She has had seriously sad stuff in her life, but the sad sack thing gets old in a hurry.

I do love Lisa. She’s warm and funny and somehow manages to be real in the phoniest place on the planet. Her description of Kim was funny – “you know how you like those those tall blondes? Well she isn’t one of them.” Odd to describe Kim as feisty. How can a limp noodle be feisty? Martin has a wonderful smile but apart from that I can’t get a read on him.

Taylor. What did she look like when she chased Russell? Was she pretty then? What does he think when he wakes up and sees this freak face in the morning? When he goes away on a business trip and comes home to this clown face? She looked even worse in this episode. Apparently, she had a new load of filler in her lips yesterday. The hair just accentuates it – flattened down on top of her head and around her face. I didn’t see anything wrong with Kennedy’s eyes and the doc basically said just that. She looked fine to me. Did anyone see wheezing, sneezing, etc? No? Could this woman actually be so cruel as to take the dog away from her kid – already heading into major neuroses – in a bid for an interesting story line? Or to try to exercise some muscle in her marriage? Then the talk on the patio about the dog. Russell is clearly not buying it and I am sure he’s thinking, “Dog stays, you go. Problem solved.” So then Taylor pretends to play with the dog and kiss him so that we won’t think she is the heartless bitch she obviously is.

Kim goes to lunch with her daughter. Yawn. Kim uses the kids as an excuse not to date. They are iffy about it. No, Kim. You are just not hot material – age, appearance, baggage, an 18-wheeler full of issues following you around.

Oh crap. It is Mrs. Kelsey Grammer shopping for a dress for the Tony awards – which were held on June 13. Now before the awards, she got the call telling her that her husband was cheating on her. Was it before this shopping trip? Because if I got a call like that, I’d be on the next flight to New York, not out shopping with my house manager for a dress. Why is she shopping with her house manager? Doesn’t she have any friends she doesn’t have to pay? Are her friends like prostitutes (without benefits)? And the crazy eyes – Ramona is so much better at crazy eyes. The camera was really hard on Mrs. KG this time. Skin looked like plastic. Worn, stretchy plastic. Like an old girdle. I am guessing that the camera guys “oops sorry forgot but we have to shoot this today Mrs KG” their gauze and vaseline today. Let’s just say that high def is not kind to these women.

I may be a party of one here, but I think Adrienne and Paul do have their own style and understanding. Let’s face it – it is easy to be irritated by a husband. Easier to be irritated than not. It takes work to not let them drive you crazy. Actually, that’s true of anyone you live with. All that togetherness can be trying. Once in a while you have to check yourself, slap yourself in the face, and remind yourself that you love this guy, that everyone has faults. That you drive him nuts, too. And you have to turn on the love and affection. What Paul did was lovely and I think she didn’t do enough to turn on the love and affection. But I kind of got what happened here. She was a bit uncomfortable with all the attention. And I think that public displays of affection are not her style. She did look so happy, though, and I hope that she continued to let her guard down so that she could be sure to let Paul know he’d made her happy.

Now we go to dinner at a 60,000 sq ft house owned by Mohammed and Julia, who are not rich enough to have last names. By the way, Lisa, those low-cut dresses with the fleurchons (tm Angela Jubilee Jumbles Keslar of Project Runway infamy) are getting old. We think he is mega-builder Mohamed Hadid . Yolanda Hadid is a former Dutch model who in most photos is a blond. The internetz say she is dating someone named David Foster, so maybe she is the former Mrs. Hadid? She is still described on the website as his wife. The size is obscene but the garden/pool façade and area were gorgeous as was the view. Otherwise, it was pure gauche. What I loved most about it, though, was the mental image of Teresa Broke-Ass-Tuesday-Morning-Crap Guidice and her equally broke-ass sister-in-law, Melissa Gorda, watching this show and realizing just how pathetic their phony little Taj Mahovels (tm RealEstalker) really are. Anyway, to me these are not homes. They are the real estate equivalent of Taylor’s lips. Ridiculous.

Otherwise, it was like watching the Academy Awards – turn off the sound, look at the gorgeous clothes. Lisa fretted about looking like an old frump behind that young trophy wife, but I thought Lisa looked beyond phenomenal.

So now Kim shows up. Why didn’t Martin pick her up at her home? She dressed in Kim style. Time to get a new look, Kim. Really really not flattering. And no Kyle – you didn’t make Kim nervous. Nervous is also Kim’s style. There’s never been a moment on this show when she hasn’t been nervous, tense, worried, trembling. So she disappears and everyone speculates that Kim the flake has left the party. No – she just went to the loo, and came back on the arm of a semi-attractive French guy. Spurring jokes about her having picked up a date while on a date. The plate they gave her – banana between two huge strawberries – how far in advance was that planned? Where is Olivia when we need her?

And then she runs back to the ladies room. What? Then she comes back to the table and everyone discusses the potential for this relationship based on …. well, let’s see. He didn’t pick her up at her house, she walked into the party alone, they didn’t sit together…so based on a few minutes of nervous conversation. And then she rates him in front of everyone. Then she critiques him to Paul, right in front of him.

Then some house porn shots, and we see Kyle and Mauricio loving one another. Taylor is jealous. You should be, Taylor. You married for money, you got money, and now you wonder why you don’t have love? Hug hug kiss kiss night night all. Kim and Martin walked out hand in hand and Martin drove her home. Cedric takes a dip in the Turkish bath and everyone gets a look at his teeny weeny. Lisa seems surprised. Oh come, on. He’s been your houseguest for how long? Surely you’ve sneaked a peak in the past.

So, seems I was mostly right. There wasn’t much to this one. We always say we’d like to just see these rich women living their lives, and there was a lot of that in this one. Do I like it better than the BS drama? Hell yes. It is just really hard to blog it.

One last little bit: Taylor and Kyle have lunch and we hear the dog story. And then right into the marriage woes. I just realized what Russell sees in Taylor and her lips. Well, to tell the truth, my husband pointed it out. I’ll leave the rest to your imagination. Anyone want to start a pool on the date we read that they’ve split? And yes, Taylor, it is unfair to ask. You married him for money and you got it. No renegotiating. Now we know that when mean when you say “I have everything but I want more.” Sorry, Taylor, but unless your money can buy you love, you are just going to have to stay put, put up, and put out

When you start repeating yourself, the blog is done.

Onto other business:

KellIdiot did some major inhaling yesterday. Now, it has been a good many years for me, but in my day, I did some serious inhaling myself and I know stoner talk when I see it. Good lord, the world is just so amazing and deeeeelish and SOOO hot and yummm…but first, some howlers from Jill’s Trained Sasquatch:

“@amoore83 i have never in my life been called “mean” in my life. Are u sure u know who are talking about?”

Umm, over here, KellIdiot. On IHJZ. We have been calling you mean for months. Every blogger in the universe – hobby bloggers and high falutin’ professional fancy pants bloggers alike – we have all been calling you mean. See what happens when you ignore the haters? You miss this really important stuff.

And second, the woman who wants to spend all her time with her kids (in between frequent trips to Vegas, Boston, Miami…) is now again in Miami. OH NO! QUICK – HIDE YOUR EYES. BIKINI SHOTS SURE TO FOLLOW ANY SECOND NOW. IT IS APPARENTLY COLD IN MIAMI, BUT WE ALL KNOW THAT WON’T STOP HER.

And now for the totally stoned twitterfest:

Sun, white tea, and the Fountainbleu. I am in miami heaven. Now, for some art.

Check out this candy cane from CVS. YÙmmmmmmmhttp://yfrog.com/0ll9o0j

My new jewelry line “kelly” is going to be at W hotel in miami on sat. Sooo hot!!!!!!!

Going to say hi to amazing swimsuit designer tomas maier. Wanna come?

Coolest art basel calender: artbasel.aol.com

Just left midtown. Tomas maiers store is amazing, and lisa eisner’s photographs are unreal. Why not #becreative?

@gregthedogguy yeah. My angel chief she is starting to be sooo good: sit, stay, paw, stay, couche, sit, paw, stay, paw, stay, freeee

Invited to a hanukkah party, what do i bring??
(Umm, just a suggestion, but I’m sure they’d appreciate having a toke or two of whatever you are smoking).

Getting a cafe con leche at 324 lincoln road. I love this coffee soo much

@BravoAndy next year you are coming with me to #artbasel. You’d love it. Its so fun and insanely creative. Muahhhhh, cutie

All capped off with a picture of herself tweeting: http://yfrog.com/emon701j

So insanely creatively amazingly smokingly hot.

And finally, on a serious and sad note, please remember to keep Boston in your hearts and thoughts today. Just bringing some info over in case anyone has concerns about where we are going to send this money collected in honor of Boston:
According to Charity Navigator, PSP Foundation has a 4-star rating (that’s the highest given). Their administrative expenses are low – only 1.7% of their budget, and – to me the thing that matters a lot – their fundraising expenses are only 6.3% of their budget. It is a very small foundation – revenue under $5 mill/year. If anything, they should probably spend more on fundraising. But these “orphan diseases” – it is hard to raise money for them. The executive director is not paid an exorbitant salary by any standards; it is quite reasonable for the area where the foundation is located.

If you can give – anything at all is appreciated –

Go to the paypal website:
https://www.paypal.com/
Sign up.
Then once you have signed up, sign in with your userid and password.
Click on send money.
Put the e-mail address RHSmith355@Gmail.com in the “to” box. Put in the amount you want to send. Click personal and click gift or other.
Then click continue. Review the info to be sure it is correct. Then in the message box, write For Boston.
Then click Send money.
(PS – if you want Lynn to put your real name – first or first and last – on the card, tell her that in the message box)
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quincyil says: December 3, 2010 at 8:25 am (Edit)http://losangeles.modernluxury.com/style/surreal-estate-mega-spec-developer-mohamed-hadid
A number of us follow real estate transactions and love looking at those homes. Mohammed Hadid created the 55,000,000 million dollar mansion in 18 months. He is “the” mansion builder in LA. This was a one of a kind French mansion with gardens to match. There is a gym and a 20 car garage. Someone rich from Indonesia purchased the house right after they filmed and Mauricio brokered the deal. I think that Mauricio must be a very big shot in LA realestate. Camille seems to have had no impact on his career.

Thank you again Had Enough! Nice work breaking down the ladies of Beverly Hills!

I have also started a blog on RHOBH and will post it tomorrow. Thank you Had Enough for the information on Boston’s mom and our charity donation. Thank you to those who have already donated, I’m going to give it a bit more time for Boston to deal with all of this before I complete this process so you do have time to contribute.

As some of you may know, I have joined Yahoo’s Associated Content site and they have published my first article, this morning they published my second offering. I submitted an article on the Children of Bravo and it was also published! I’m well on my way to losing the Hobby Blogger title and becoming a “professional writer” hahaha (that’s a joke!)
LynnNChicago: Real Housewives News Updates Gossip @ http://look.ac/hqu5u7
Another one Published!

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Until Next Time…

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290 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Guest Blog – The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

  1. LynnNChicago says:

    quincyil says: December 3, 2010 at 8:25 am (Edit)

    http://losangeles.modernluxury.com/style/surreal-estate-mega-spec-developer-mohamed-hadid

    A number of us follow real estate transactions and love looking at those homes. Mohammed Hadid created the 55,000,000 million dollar mansion in 18 months. He is “the” mansion builder in LA. This was a one of a kind French mansion with gardens to match. There is a gym and a 20 car garage. Someone rich from Indonesia purchased the house right after they filmed and Mauricio brokered the deal. I think that Mauricio must be a very big shot in LA realestate. Camille seems to have had no impact on his career.

    • Sha2000 says:

      Thanks Lynn.

      From the article:

      “In real estate, every so often, you get two years of hell, says Hadid, candidly.”

      Here’s to hoping he’s right because I have a slightly (lol) smaller place to sell : )

  2. Sha2000 says:

    Opps! I was slow; carrying over my post from the end of the last blog:

    Good Observations AZ, I have a few too.

    Why was Giggy Vanderpump at the dinner? As cute as he is they need to let him be a dog.

    RE: Kim’s dress I think we may have seen the same one on Teresa or Tamara at one time…bad choice for that dinner.

    RE: Kim’s brows. If she had them reshaped she wouldn’t look so sad all the time,

    Adrienne I like her. Her tag line is great & it suits her well. I agree that a house full of dogs would be great; full of unconditional love & if you have a staff to keep up with the shedding, why not?

    And yes, it was good to have less of Camille shown.

    BTW, Kyles house is on the market. Here’s the Vtour:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/01/real-housewives-of-beverl_1_n_789901.html#s194603

    I don’t know if it was posted before, but it sure is a pretty home & well decorated.

    • Sha2000 says:

      Hmm, how did I get italics?

      • Kansas Girl says:

        It’s italics day! 😀

        • Adgirl says:

          I’m convinced Giggy Vanderpump (why does this dog have a last name?) has never stood up on his own legs. Maybe they are atrophied from lack of use.

          He is very cute- like Mr Winkle. Is this the same breed as Kim Z’s little black dog?

          • T-Rex says:

            I think he is what they call the “Teddy Bear” dog. It’s a smaller Pomeranian that is clipped to look like a Teddy bear. I am a Pommie owner, none of mine look like this, we are a rescue house for discarded pets, none are “store” or “breeder” direct acquisitions.

            • karenne says:

              this might be silly…but since you know Poms….Is Giggy REAL? a REAL LIVE DOG?
              I know he’s small enough to hold in one hand..but whenever Lisa holds him, and she whispers into his ear etc, we never see her HAND…so I wonder, is he a puppet?
              like I said..silly but GEEZ.
              if he is a dog…shouldnt he get some movement? exercise?
              what is with Andy saying he has no hair? patchy hair I guess…

              Karenne

  3. MickeyMouth says:

    I read all the way through this and thought this doesn’t sound like Lynn, it wasn’t duh. Thanks for the blog Had Enough :0)

    Congratulations on you AC blogging Lynn, you paid blogger you!

    • JKW says:

      Mickey…I know you do the great photoshopping. I would love to get my foster pup a home. I thought maybe a cute pic in a Christmas setting would help. I don’t know if you can do this or not but I would appreciate any help. It took forever just to get a couple decent pics without his nose in the camera. lol

      • MickeyMouth says:

        Sure. Be glad to help. How do you want to get the picture to me?

        • JKW says:

          Thanks so much. Would it be possible to email to you ? I can give you my email address here if you like…you can then email yours so it isn’t online. It’s been nuts…he tried to eat the Santa hat, forget the reindeer ears and most of the time he is just smudging up the lens of the camera. He is a sweetie but he never stops ! email is altnurs@aol.com If you could email me that would be great and I will send you the pic. My name is Jackie…thanks so much.

    • twoile says:

      Ditto!!!!!! EXCELLENT! TX Had Enough & Lynn

  4. American Idiot says:

    Thanks for the blog, Had Enough. You did a great job. It was nice not to see so much of Camille. I was mesmerized by the sparkles in Adrienne’s hair. She told Andy on WWH that they were gold. Not sure what she meant by that, but she said they eventually fall out, so I guess they must be glued on. Maybe she stole Kelly’s satchels.

  5. AZ Girl says:

    Must be the time zones. I always seem to post right before the next blog is posted. This is brought over from yesterday’s blog.

    Last night episode of BH was great. The fact that Camille was shown at a minimum was a relief. She is getting difficult to watch.
    I really felt bad for Kim’s choice in what she wore to the dinner. Russell did not wear a tie which I thought was a little casual.
    I think Taylor is over-reacting to Kennedy’s allergies. There are shots and other remedies to cure the allergic reaction to the dog. Russell’s reaction to Taylor about Kennedy’s allergies is really more like “why can’t this women deal with anything?”
    I am with Russell on this.

    Watching Kyle and Taylor discuss Taylor’s marriage is a commercial for what NOT to do when it comes to plastic surgery. Taylor looks like a sad

    • AZ Girl says:

      last word missing is sad “clown”

      • Sha2000 says:

        Hi AZ, I carried over my reply to you up thread too : )

        Yes, she did not look good in that last scene, too much cheekbone & little facial muscle between the skin of the cheek & bone; can that even be fixed? Cheek implants or gaining 25 lbs might help.
        Kim too looks sad & it’s those brows! She seriously needs to reshape them because the make her expression look depressed!

        • TrillianAlice says:

          In the scene where Kim reaches into her make up before we see who it is, I was shocked. It looks like a man’s hand.
          The sun has really aged her skin.

          That dress and it was sad to see Martin’s reaction to her.

          Who is Martin, I know I have seen him someplace before but cannot place him.

  6. Sha2000 says:

    BTW, in the latest issue of Town & Country, Andy is on the list of “101 people you must meet”. I’ve been subscribing for years & never see the so called “socialites” of the HW series. You’d think we’d see the NY ladies, but no only really “real” socialites & Andy lol.

  7. mama says:

    Great blog (as usual)!

    Did anyone catch Martin’s last name? He looks familiar to me…

  8. Kansas Girl says:

    I have to say, I have an old TV. No flat screen yet. No HD. So the picture is kind of blurry and grainy. And Mrs. Kelsey looks terrible. I can’t imagine how bad she looks in HD! LOL! Bless her heart.

    • karenne says:

      read about camille in a blog….

      allegedly, it was written by someone who knew Camille before she met Kelsey.
      He was in the bar she hung out at, the type of bar, where you might meet a drunk celebrity and that is why she hung out there….looking for the BiG Payoff.

      Supposedly, Kelsey was in a bad place, super duper alcoholic at the time..she duped him, and he married her. …She’d hit the Big Time

      According to this person, she was a call girl, while dancing for MTV and her hair was blonde, but in bad shape and all broken off, and she had no manners, and basically was a slut.

      When Kelsey married her, he hired coaches of all kinds, to ‘educate her’ in how to act around others, with some semblance of looking like she had been educated.

      Also, he totally did the Major Makeover for her…what all was done, he didnt mention but he said you’d never recognize her, if you saw her pictures from that era.

      he also mentioned she was pretty horrible person.

      I remember way back…hearing that kelsey liked to date hooker types.
      that is what is sexy to him…in a woman.
      until he marries them, I guess.
      hahaha
      you can take the girl out of the gin mill, but you cant take the gin mill out of the girl..
      She can ACT educated, or as if she came from something better than she did…
      but isnt a good actress because she is fooling NO ONE.

      Poor Camille…in my humble opinion…she is a sociopath.
      but thats only my opinion….

  9. HD says:

    I missed last night. I was in and out.

    I saw the dress Kim wore with lots of cleavage and that was about it. I will have to catch the replay or catch it online. I am curious to see the interaction between Russell and Taylor. I guess they didn’t look so great. I noticed that though in Las Vegas. Who goes on a trip and then leaves and then comes back. (I smelled affair, maybe its me) And then they way he took her away from the girls and kept eyeballing her…I just didn’t like it. There is more to that story.

    • vilzvet says:

      I liked the black outfit that Kim had pulled out while getting ready. Why on earth did she change her mind?! Leopard print with tons of boobage, really??

    • ArizonaMagpie says:

      Leaving vacations to take a business side trip is not that bad. When my former fiance to me to Paris he had to go to Spain for a day. I went shopping and then toured Versailles. I was fine with it. And no, he wasn’t fooling around. lol

  10. vilzvet says:

    Nice work, Had Enough! I did catch that when Mohammed introduced the woman he said she was his girlfriend, not wife, which explains the difference in hair color. Wife is already out, I guess.

    • Had Enough! says:

      Oh, I was wondering that. Lisa said something about her being a model, and I guess I just glued model and wife-former-Dutch-model together in my head. And that page on the website about her being his wife – that was from 2003. So I guess I’d better start paying more attention to Beverly Hills gossip!

      • Real woman from NYC says:

        David Foster’s ex was at Taylors/Kennedy’s b’day party. She is the songwriter Linda Thompson (ex of Elvis and Bruce Jenner and the mother of the Jenner boys Brandon and Brody who are Kardashian’s half brothers).

  11. Maureen says:

    Taylor reminds me of a platypus!

    • Buffywood says:

      There are two things I liked about this… 1) the article called her “middle age” and 2) most of the comments said her body looked like that of a man!

      • realminkey says:

        One of them said she looked like Iggy Pop. lol.

        • HD says:

          Its like her waist and her hips are the same size which is different. She looks “boxy”. She is very fit but I do not want to be fit to the expense of losing my curves.

    • ArizonaMagpie says:

      Is it just me or is Kell-man missing a waist. Looks like a lot of lipo too.

    • TLM says:

      WTF is wrong with this woman?? She actually looks good in a one piece, but I’ve only seen her wearing that once. She insists on showing off her midsection and freaky chest bone.

  12. Had Enough! says:

    Jill’s Latke Recipe:

    http://www.toofab.com/2010/12/02/jill-zarin-chanukah-recipes

    The secret ingredient is a touch of something really bitter. Then you wait until they are cold, stick them in a box, and give them to a friend you’ve treated like dirt.

    As Jill’s Trained Sasquatch would say: YUUUUMMMMM. SO DELISH. AMAZING.

  13. Had Enough! says:

    OH. MY. GOD.

    Real Housewives of New York’’ gal Kelly Bensimon made an unexpected splash at the “Champions for Children’’ benefit for Children?s Hospital Boston the other night — because she wasn’t on the guest list! The event peeps report the popular Bravo Housewife created quite a stir when she unexpectedly showed up at the Seaport World Trade Center with another guest. But when we tweeted Kelly (@kikilet) to ask who escorted her to the event, she posted: “I wish someone would have.’’

    http://news.bostonherald.com/track/inside_track/view/20101202housewives_get_real/srvc=home&position=also

    • Buffywood says:

      There must have been a mis-quote in the article. It says:

      According to Kel, who stayed overnight at the W Hotel, “I will travel anywhere, anytime to help children.’’

      But it should have said “I will travel anywhere, anytime to get away from my children.”

      • Had Enough! says:

        Well, what can you expect from people who think KellIdiot is popular? Though sometimes I wonder – those websites that post photos of her in bikinis and say she is hot – do they do that just because it is fun to sit back and watch a hundred people comment on how barfy KellIdiot’s body is?

  14. HD says:

    Taylor looks crazy! What happened?! Why does she keep getting that stuff in her lips? Someone needs to stop her!

  15. Sha2000 says:

    Jacqueline cleans her toilet for the camera:

    • mariareads says:

      Pls someone explain to me what this idiot is doing. Seems she’s making a video of Mr. Clean products for the internet and is cleaning her toilet for us?
      Is money tight in the Laurita household or something. She looks like a freaking idiot. God save me from all idiots today! It’s one of those horrible, bad days. Which Dr. Seuss book had a title like that? I can’t remember…..

      • Sha2000 says:

        I heard her husbands co did file; maybe they do need the cash?

      • TLM says:

        It just looks like she’s a spokeswoman for the product now. Good for her….at least this isn’t something sleazy. Bethenny shills for drugstore.com, Pepperidge Farms and bluefly.com, Jacqueline can have Mr. Clean. She looks like she’s lost weight since the reunion. I just think she needs a little more training on being a spokesperson. She seems really tentative when she speaks.

    • mariareads says:

      OT..my TIVO is picking up the reruns of RHNY in the afternoons. Watching these things is telling me there are some secrets of the NY wives. I think quite a few of them have had facial work done since the first season. I missed the first 2 episodes so seeing them for the 1st time made me a little sick. Jill was so full of herself it was nauseating.
      “ENTRE into NY society?” Oh, please stop taking yourself so seriously you silly little freak. This was preboob job and boy was she huge. This woman is just not attractive in any way at all. The phony countess stuff really came out in this 1st season as well.
      OY. I could barely watch and was turned off by the talk of money, Ny society and so on. I have to say that Alex and Simon are really turning it on big time in some of these segments w/ the French speaking of Francois and Johann, both saying “Cobble Hill” to the teacher showing them around the school (Brooklyn is a no no I guess) the clothes deal and the shopping in St. Bart’s. It was over the top. Seems they have learned over the years that that circle isn’t so grand and perhaps they might not want to try to hard to impress the society idiots. Just stunning to see the lies as well. Jill certainly did send her daughter to that camp for weight loss. She says it at least 10 times in one way or another. It must kill her that poor Allie isn’t a size 0. I know some size 0 women and they don’t look that good LOL! Past a certain age they begin to look like skeletor. Bethenny was’t all that likable either. I think she had to learn a thing or two over the last few years as well. Anyway, it’s eye opening since I didn’t see much of that initial season.

  16. Sha2000 says:

    Jacqueline on how Danielle got on the show & how they met from 2:50, seems Dina knew of her first:

  17. Sha2000 says:

    Bravo showed that next week RHONJ will be on The Fashion Show, Dina is shown in the previews, does this mean she’s back in the cast?

  18. HD says:

    I am watching the show as I comment so excuse the mulitple post-I agree with Had Enough, Lisa needs to pull back on the dresses with the flowers. I think Lisa is a beautiful woman with a gorgeous body please don’t start a thing like the one shoulder dress like Luann.

    Did anyone else catch her friend call her Pinky? At least I thought I heard that. Maybe that is why she is for the most part always in pink.

    Kim thought she looked really hot in that dress. She even did the neck roll. LOL! I didn’t like the dress but I have to admit all the women on BH seem to be in GREAT shape.

    Man…it must be nice to have this kind of money…the dinners, the service, the clothes, the jewelry, the houses…these are truly some well off women…please don’t let any of this be a facade like the other housewives…

    Poor Taylor…maybe money’s not everything but its always people with money that say that..sigh…

    Next week I see Camille is STILL talking about Kyle. She is nuts. Doesn’t she have bigger fish to fry?

  19. realminkey says:

    Thanks so much, Had Enough.
    I guess I got a different spin on things, because I thoroughly enjoyed last night’s episode. (My husband even watched most of it with me, and seemed somewhat engrossed in it!) I could’t stop laughing while Kim had that crazy mask on her head, and when she and Kyle were carrying on a conversation looking so foolish and their voices all muffled. Then I stayed up long enough to see that scene again, and I found it even funnier the second time around! BH makes me laugh a lot, actually.

    As far as poor Kennedy, perhaps the doctor should have diagnosed her as suffering from neurosis related to looking at her mother’s face! Taylor’s lips ARE getting bigger, and when she was confiding and crying to Kyle, that freak clown face of hers was painful to watch. Kyle’s advice to Taylor was right on, of course… If you’re not friends with your husband from the very beginning, how can you expect any kind of relationship when things get rough? Jeesh, don’t even dummies know that?? Between the conversation about her marriage and the dog situation, I wonder if Taylor has any normal emotions. She doesn’t seem to.

    I’ve decided that so far I like Russell, and actually like Paul too. As far as Adrienne and Paul go, putting their lavish lifstyle aside, I don’t think they’re that different from millions of happily bickering couples out there.

    Loved watching the party. It looked like fun, and not stuffy at all. That house was soooo over-the-top. You can tell Mohamed is a competitor of Donald Trump… They both have the same sense of style (baroque, gilded and garish). I liked Martin. He’s cool like Ken. He looked familiar to me, also. Kim looked ridiculously inappropriate, but that’s expected. She’s just a mess in so many ways. Lisa looked so classy and elegant, as usual.

    Overall, I had lots of fun watching last night. And it sure was nice to get a short break from Mrs Kelsey Grammar (lol) and her trumped-up drama this week.

    • ArizonaMagpie says:

      Martin reminded me of an older (well maybe he’s that old now too – if not older), Tim Considine who was a Disney teenage star when I was a kid.

  20. HD says:

    RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively that she has retained renowned divorce and family law attorney Randy Kessler.

    Kessler, who is based in Atlanta, had a brief cameo on the show and a source confirmed to RadarOnline.com that NeNe has hired him.

    “The truth is that NeNe and Gregg are living totally separate lives now,” another source told RadarOnline.com.

    “She stays in the main house most of the time with her two sons and if Gregg is around NeNe lives in another apartment.”

    One major dividing issue between the couple is Nene’s son Bryson. “There is a real tension between Gregg and Nene’s son Bryson as her husband feels that she undermines him when he tries to discipline him,” the source added.

    “They are both worried that Bryson is running around with a bad crowd again, and Greg feels that he needs to be monitored more after he was arrested for marijuana possession back in March.”

  21. viki55 says:

    {{{{{{{{Boston}}}}}}}}
    You and your family are in my prayers. Take care sweetie.

  22. Had Enough! says:

    I love Tom Colicchio. He seems genuine and kind and funny. You can see that in his eyes. I love his sense of humor (like the joke last night about the paper under the pasta – so you can roll it up and smoke it). His response to this Eater interview with Elia is another reason:

    http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/thestew/2010/12/top-chef-exit-interview-elia-blasts-tom-colicchio.html

    Among other things:
    – My wife and I are doing a film about domestic hunger right now.

    • lillybee says:

      I am glad Elia’s true colors are showing, I always thought that she was nasty.

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      Pretty interesting. I really liked Elia, but now she seems so petty. Like Tom said, “sour grapes”. Have some dignity Elia and go out with some class or at least, get your facts straight.

  23. Had Enough! says:

    Guess HuffPo is huffing some of KellIdiot’s weed, because there is no story on RadarOnline about Giuduce and an upcoming sale. And the most recent bankruptcy filing on the personal property is the notice of private sale (filed 11/24). The proposed buyers are M/M Gorilla and they are basically buying back their own crap, i.e., paying a fraction of what they should have paid for this stuff had they actually – you know – paid their bills.

    Like they say, don’t believe everything you read on the internet. Unless, of course, you read it on IHJZ!

    • Buffywood says:

      Ok, so here’s a stupid question… Let’s say the buy their own shit back for $50,000, is that $ then distributed to the individuals they owe money to? If that happens and THEN their bankruptcy is denied they would still owe their creditors 100% of the debt less their tiny part of their $50,000 received? Basically it could be looked at as a paying back just a small portion of what they owe anyway, right?

    • icantstandthetoxicity says:

      This is the Radaronline article:
      ***************************************

      Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice‘s possessions will be hitting the auction block later this month if her lawyer’s appeal fails to stop it. RadarOnline.com has obtained papers filed by an appraiser who recently sized-up Teresa’s over-the-top abode.

      From a grand piano, sconces, and a Kawasaki ATV, the family’s belongings were tallied up and given estimated values.

      Teresa and her husband Giuseppe filed for bankruptcy in October and according to bankruptcy records, they have nearly $11 million in debt. According to papers filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court District of New Jersey, Alan Atkins of A. Atkins Appraisal Corporation, predicted the forced sale value of the items to total only $51,160.

      While most everything including tires and the children’s toys were given a sticker price, other things were found worthless- or was that priceless?

      No amount was given for a framed family portrait in the back foyer or the Giudices’ framed wedding portrait in the upstairs foyer and hall.

      However, their wedding bands did get appraised: Teresa’s 14 kt. yellow gold band was set at $150 and her husband’s 14 kt. white gold wedding band (which the appraiser noted could not be found for physical inspection) was set at $240.

      The auction is slated to occur on August 22 at noon EST.

      http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/08/exclusive-nj-real-housewifes-ritzy-lifestyle-worth-only-51160

      • icantstandthetoxicity says:

        Radaronline made a mistake about the date. The original auction was slated for August 22, 2010 and it was cancelled.

        • Had Enough! says:

          Right, but the HuffPo piece was today …. couldn’t have been referring back to an August Radar piece … nope, HuffPo just blew it.

          • icantstandthetoxicity says:

            For some strange reason, Radaronline reposted this old article on their site today. They also tweeted the link to the article which led me to believe that it was a new article. I guess the Huffingtonpost picked up on it and thought it was new information.

            • Rabble Rouser says:

              Radar as been recyling their stories lately. The posted crap about Kate going to Mexico after being in LA for the Emmy’s.

  24. ImaJillHater2 says:

    Great blog & really liked your summation of Taylor’s marriage/ business arrangement.

    Be careful what you ask for…

    As an aside I know a few women who married strictly for money, and the husbands know it and seem to resent it. They treat their wives badly (verbal & physical abuse, no respect, cheating, etc.) and their bad behavior continues to escalate with time.

    Think about it though – how would you feel if you knew that your spouse would NOT be with you if you didn’t have big bucks?! I’d be resentful as hell.

    I don’t get these women. Nothing is free. You either work for something, or you pay for it in other ways, like sacrificing your dignity & self-respect. Very sad.

    I always found it much easier (and satisfying) to make my own $$$ and way in life.

    • Buffywood says:

      I agree. I am watching the 1st season of RHWNY now on NBC and today’s episode had Ramona talking to Avery about importance of always being able to support yourself financially. Ramona said her mother was very unhappy her whole adult life as her father treated her mother horribly. Her month told Ramona that leaving was never on option because she couldn’t support herself and the kid(s) financially. Ramona said that was the best lesson her mother ever taught her and was stressing to Avery the same thing. I thought that was a fantastic message. I like having a man to share my life with but I don’t need it.

      • T-REX says:

        My parents instilled the same values in my siblings and myself. Get educated(not just book smarts but life smarts), and make sure you can take care of yourself, never rely on the “kindness of others”.

    • error404 says:

      It cuts both ways.

      Not that Adrienne made her own money, but one of the reasons why she treats Paul like crap is because she thinks she married down. One reason she thinks she married down is because her family is so rich, even a successful BH plastic surgeon isn’t considered on her level.

      He’s just as bad. He acts like an abused puppy desperate to be loved by the hot girl. He’s clingy and needy and it only make sit that much easier for her to dismiss him. Which is pretty typical for a Real Housewife, most of whom treat their husbands like crap.

      We saw everything that Paul did for and gave to Adrienne for their anniversary. Will Bravo wait till next week to show us all that Adrienne did for and gave to Paul? Don’t hold your breath! She may have more money than him, but like the typical real Housewife, it’s all take take take with this one.

  25. Had Enough! says:

    Hey, where is everyone? I feel like I’m talking to myself here. What’s worse is that I am answering myself!

    • Buffywood says:

      I will talk with you if you have cheesecake to share?

      • Had Enough! says:

        Call the Duchess. I can’t serve the cheesecake until the Duchess is here. And if HD is around, I will break out the pickle-topped cheesecake I’ve been saving just for her.

        • Buffywood says:

          Duchess… Duchess… where are you???

          HA… I am laughing at myself now, thank god I reviewed this before I hit Post. The first time I typed Duckass… Duckass…

        • HD says:

          LOL! Hey Had Enough. I’m around. I was off today so I sat in bed and watched Real Housewife reruns all day. Now I am watching Crazy Camille talk about how hardddddddddddd it is to go to her home in Hawaii. Oh the inhumanity!

          Right now anything sounds delicious I have been soooooooooo hungry I would eat anything!

          I forgot to mention I loved the blog! You tell it like you feel it!

          • TLM says:

            But HD, it *is* hard to go to Hawaii! You have to pack, and then call the house manager. And you have to get up early for the limo to pick you up! It’s hell, HD. I just don’t know why you can’t see that. LOL.

  26. error404 says:

    Kyle doesn’t know what she talking about.

    1. This is the at least the second time we’ve been told that Russell is lucky to have Taylor, despite the fact that not a single thing she has done on screen proves the point. If anything, the show seem to prove she’s lucky to have him, as who else could put up with such a horrible woman who has yet to show one single redeeming quality to the camera.

    2. Who’s best friends with a stranger? No one. So unless you marry someone you’ve previously been just friends with for 10 years, all good marriages do develop into friendships over time. But it’s not guaranteed, like all you have to do is sit out 8 years and *poof* you’re friends. No, it grows because you have each other’s back. It grows because one of you doesn’t forbid the other to buy something for the kid. It grows because one of you doesn’t buy it anyway. It grows because one for you doesn’t make up a fake allergy for the kid in order to get even with the other. It grows because one of you doesn’t come home to find the other has purchased and installed pricey outdoor furniture like you don’t even live there but are a visitor. These two fools wouldn’t know how to throw a life saver to a drowning person, let alone be there for a spouse.

    • T-REX says:

      Think Camizilla will let Taylorterriblelooking live in her new guest house once Paul gets wise enough to kick her to the curb. I mean TaylorTerriblelooking are you not watching the train wreck that Camilzilla created because she married for money. Hope Paul was smarter than Kelsey and has a good Pre-nup

    • AZ Girl says:

      Exactly. I feel really sorry for Russell. The friendship in a marriage evolves when you go through years of the ups and downs and still would never want to be with anyone other than the person you are with.

    • TLM says:

      I agreed totally with what Kyle had to say in that convo, and I felt Taylor sounded naive.

      Apparently I’m the only one who can’t stand Russell and thinks he was inconsiderate. I do feel sorry for Taylor. I was joking when I said she sabotaged her kid to get rid of the dog. I don’t think she wants to take the dog away, and that’s why she was crying because of the situation they are now in.

      • klmh says:

        I agree. The point with her child’s health is that when the mattered eyes and rashes begin, often times asthma/wheezing come next.
        There is an interesting study that shows babies before the age of 1 that are around dogs are less likely to wheeze, and more likely to wheeze if they are around cats.

      • ImaJillHater2 says:

        Count me in – you’re not the only one who can’t stand Russell!

        But I have no sympathy for Taylor.

  27. KellitaM says:

    Boston~
    I’m so sorry for your loss! Love and hugs to you.

  28. @Had enough My goodness you were busy the last couple of hours!!
    We are too busy reading everything you are posting!! Lots of links
    take someone like me a loong time to get thru blog! And it was a really
    interesting blog to boot! You really had me laughing!
    It must have been
    tedious to re-cap this episode. You did a good job.

  29. Hey @TrueLife Diva!!
    My package came this morning!!
    1/2 my order didn’t ship yet(out of stock)
    but the Glyco came, and they gave me lots of
    samples!! Who doesn’t loove samples, esp.
    such high ticket ones!! Woo Hoo
    Yours must’ve come today as well-

  30. Had Enough! says:

    The six-foot tall supermodel hanging onto Mohamed Hadid was 25-yr old Julia Lescova, his third wife. Sorry for botching that one.

    • ArizonaMagpie says:

      He said she was his “girlfriend”.

      • vilzvet says:

        Well, maybe they have since married since the show was filmed in June? I heard girlfriend as well.

    • quincyil says:

      He introduced her as his girl friend. I hope Lisa was kidding that she felt less than that 26 year old super model. Lisa is accomplished and beautiful. She is the equal of her accomplished husband. I bet Mohammed loves taking to Lisa as she is so bright and funny. She’s worth far more than a young girl who happens to be beautiful.

  31. BessiB says:

    “Why is she shopping with her house manager?”

    That must have been the thought reverberated across the county last night. And did the house manager die her hair or is it a new one?

  32. 2Stupid says:

    I’ve seen it all! Now that Discountess is giving advice to Kate Middleton in an interview on RadarOnline. http://www.realitytea.com/ Seriously, does she think she even qualifies to be giving advice to the most likely next Queen of England? I wander sometimes if these people live in an alternate universe. Like that dingbat Camille. Has she ever heard of Conrad Hilton? What about Elizabeth Taylor? She doesn’t think Kyle know a thing or too about people of wealth from her sister Kathy. I’m pretty sure that the Hilton’s are more famous any many places that Kelsey Grammer. My rant for the day- TGIF!

    • 2Stupid says:

      OK should say Kyle knows and it should be two not too. I am not completely illiterate!

      • Mimisfbay says:

        Oh, thank you so much for the best laugh of the day! These women are, for the most part, delusional. Ya gotta love this story…advice for Kate Middleton, go figure.

    • JazzNightOut says:

      Luann, pipe down, as Bethenny would say.

  33. ArizonaMagpie says:

    @CdnFillie58 (forwarded from the previous blog)
    Windsor, Ontario border city to Detroit. My husband got a job in Ohio but I have no intentions of moving state side anytime soon

    I’m from Windsor, Ontario too! Small world. I lived a few blocks south of the river and 3 blocks east of Pillette.

    • cdnfillie58 says:

      it is a small world…i’m not really windsor, I currently live in Kingsville but I usually tell people Windsor cause not too many people know surrounding towns

  34. error404 says:

    question: what is it exactly that Taylor does? She keeps referring to her marriage as more of a “business partnership”, but we’ve never seen her do anything except spend her husband’s hard earned money. What exactly is this “business” and what duties does she preform as “partner”?

    • 2Stupid says:

      I think she suffers from Camille delusions in as she made Kelsey the man he is today. Sometimes women think of themselves as the social netowrker for husbands, but I’ve never really seen her hold a worthwhile conversation. The others seemed to be much more at ease at the dinner party than Taylor.

  35. error404 says:

    Sorry to go OT, but I have a question:

    The McMansion next door is having work done int he yard..installing a patio I think. I’m a real fish out of water, as unlike my neighbors I shovel my own drive, blow my own leaves, etc… while most seem to have an endless line of white vans come and do everything for them.

    Anyway, putting aside the weirdness that they are doing landscaping in winter, why aren’t they providing some sort of access to the house, or at least a porta potty for the guys. Yesterday I saw one in my backyard relieving himself behind a pine tree, and just now I looked over to see another pissing behind their wood pile. WTH?

    Like I said, I’ve hired people like that, but what’s the protocol?

    • error404 says:

      meant to say “I never hired…”

      • American Idiot says:

        Error – I have come across this several times over the past few years. If I am having work done inside, I always invite the men to use the bathroom. If the work is outside, which I assume the patio is, I still offer bathroom access, but usually am told no thanks, they will go to a local gas station or fast food restaurant. If the project is just a few days, in my area, there would be no porta potty. They only appear for jobs of a month or so. Do you know your neighbor? They probably are not aware of what is going on. If the workers are going to be there a while, maybe they could get a porta potty.

    • Had Enough! says:

      Look for a Bravo camera crew. Peeing on camera is apparently written into every Bravo contract.

      • Adgirl says:

        In CA a contractor has to have a porta potty. They decorate the front yards all over our neighborhoods.
        The icky part is you don’t know what else they are leaving in the yard.
        If it’s grossing you out, call your city redevelopment dept (building permits) and they will send an inspector out.

        • lillybee says:

          The workers definitely should have toilet access. What you described is not a good working condition.

        • quincyil says:

          Jeff Lewis had all of that stuff under a house and in his trees. I have a bathroom by the back door and people helping me are always told that the bathroom is theirs and that there are water bottles in a small refrigerator for them to drink. You have to respect people who work for you.

    • Buffywood says:

      I don’t know what the “technical” protocol is, but when workers are at my house they get bottled water and soda in a cooler, access to the pool in warm weather, and they certainly can come in and use the bathroom. Actually it is not uncommon for the township trash guys or my mail man to take a dip in the pool in the middle of a hot day. I have quite an open door policy here.

    • karenne says:

      Protocol….
      HEY YOU!!!! Stop Flashing me before I call the police!!!!!!

      or…Stop that right now!!!!

      or…DO YOU MIND?????

      If there is an “obvious foreman” on the job, talk to him, unless he also has pee’d on your lawn/tree.

      I’ve had lots of different outside workers over the years and they never have done that..and I live against a 40 acre site of woods!
      I’ve told them, the bathroom is through the kitchen, etc but they all have said, Oh no, we’re fine.
      They do go to the gas station/restaurant/convenience store to relieve themselves.
      at lunch, or on break.

      NO one should do what they are doing. One thing, telling the neighbor first, can cause issues. It shouldnt, but it can.
      Thats why I suggested looking for the foreman, to mention it to him/her.
      they will be glad you did, because the homeowner could have called the police.
      it is illegal to pee outside, because it is exposing oneself.

      Tell them to hose it down too….!!!!

    • BessiB says:

      Constructing a house required a port-o-potty, but probably not a small patio job, so they should have allowed access to the house.

      On the other hand, I had a port-o-potty during construction, and some of the guys went in the bushes anyway. (Neanderthals.)

  36. Adgirl says:

    Had Enough – Great blog, Thank you! Camille’s “friends” are like prostitutes. For real.

    Camille has friends like Dr Ty has a PHD.

  37. TrueLifeDiva says:

    @Beverly in New Jersy, got off early and skipped the gym. My post office is 3.10 miles away. I guess I’ll walk to the post office and pick up my package to make up for skipping my workout. Oooh I can’t wait!

  38. realminkey says:

    How might Camille word it? Oh yeah, she is at the “top of the pecking order” of her group of prostitutes, er, parasites, er, “friends”. lol

  39. TrueLifeDiva says:

    @Beverly in New Jersey, I hope yours didn’t come before mine 😉

  40. Wall St Lady says:

    OT
    Doing the Happy Dance !
    And singing Hall al ieha LOUDLY !

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/03/housewife-teresa-giudice-possessions-auctioned_n_791670.html

    Real Housewife Teresa Giudice’s Possessions To Be Auctioned, Worth Only $51,160

    Bankrupt Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice’s possessions are set to be auctioned off later this month despite her legal protests, but the reality star shouldn’t expect to cover her massive $11 million debt with the proceeds.


    RadarOnline.com, citing bankruptcy papers filed in court, reports that Giudice and husband Guiseppe’s possessions were itemized and found to be worth just $51,160. That included the couple’s wedding rings – valued at $120 each.

    After declaring bankruptcy earlier this year, Giudice famously went on a $60,000 home furnishings shopping spree, though given the valuations of her possessions, the spending was misguided.

    • cdnfillie58 says:

      oh, something tells me they hid the good stuff and replaced with fake costume jewelry…I mean come on $120.00 for the rings!!!

  41. OneMoreInBoston says:

    Well, hello everyone!
    Been super busy with crisis management but am feeling very CLASSY with the ladylike italics. Positively Countess-like.

  42. AZ Girl says:

    Good job Had Enough on the recap. The fact that Kennedy did not have runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing but instead just a small rash on her arm means that Taylor was looking for an excuse to get rid of the dog. Then Taylor goes to Russell upset about having to take the dog away makes me think that Taylor is looking for an excuse to make Russell look like the bad guy on film. Kinda passive/aggressive behavior.

    I still think Russell with the right woman probably has a great personality. Shy guys don’t come across well in public. I married one and he really is funny when he is “one on one” with people.

    Still wondering why Kim kept disappearing at that dinner. Nerves?

    • TLM says:

      I think Kim probably forgot where she was. I seriously think the woman is on drugs.

      • mariareads says:

        Maybe. There is something so off about her that it makes me uncomfortable to watch her now. I am not being mean in any way. I feel bad for her. She is never comfortable and seems painfully aware of herself. As if she feels she never measures up.
        Quite frankly I didn’t much like the guy they tried to match her up with. He seemed like a bore and a little ditzy himself.

    • mariareads says:

      I don’t think Taylor and Russell love each other. It doesn’t appear that way to me. I feel very sorry for that child. It’s just not about the dog. It’s about the terrible relationship her parents have. When Russell looks at Taylor there is absolutely nothing in his eyes. I predict divorce for these 2.

      • realminkey says:

        I think it’s pretty clear they don’t love each other. They’re both attempting to intellectualize their relatiionship in their own minds, but there really isn’t anything there.

    • quincyil says:

      Bladder infection.

    • karenne says:

      she in the 80’s still?

      looking for the ladies room….snort snort, sniff sniff…

      that is what I thought of….gee, she keeps disappearing…
      maybe not for sniff sniff snort snort…but drinky winky maybe?
      or a XANAX….cuz she is anxious?

      • quincyil says:

        It wasn’t Kim’s purse. That is what their niece, Paris Hilton, said when she was booked for cocaine possession. Then bloggers and websites, showed her in photos with that purse before the arrest. What a liar! You know the prosecutors will use that evidence against her. I bet she’s going to jail. Her aunts don’t seem affected by this. Par for course in BH/

  43. TEB says:

    Great Blog! Thanks Had Enough! On my way to a dinner party with the husband. You guys have fun snarking and I look forward to reading it later tonight or tomorrow. Cheers!

  44. Blue Sky says:

    Great blog Had Enough, finally got thru watching the episode today when it was repeated on Bravo. Funniest line was Lisa, commenting on Cedric when he came out of the Turkish Bath: “under all that dynamite, sad that there’s only a 2 ” wick” or something close to that. LOL!

    Adrienne’s reaction to the German shepherd they named Luna was so sweet. Unfortunately she says in her Bravo blog that they had to find the dog a new home, with the trainer
    http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-beverly-hills/season-1/blogs/adrienne-maloof/seasons-of-love

    I know why the dog didn’t work out with her very active 3 boys! I have 2 German shepherds, and you have to know how to handle them. They would find 3 boys running around very tempting to chase & rough house with. My son was about 9 when we got our 1st dog. He broke every rule the trainer told us to follow! Like “don’t chase the dog, don’t let the dog chase you…etc. etc. We had a hard time learning to dominate Xena (she really IS a warrior princess) as Xena is an “alpha” dog. So we still have to be very careful with her when we have visitors. Our second German shepherd is totally a gift from heaven. He is not an alpha (except that he hates other dogs; but he loves people) and delights in meeting everyone, licking them enthusiastically. Lynn posted a picture of Ceasar in the IHJZ family album. Both of my dogs were very easy to train, they love to play catch with me on the yard. I feel very safe having them with us. Only an insane idiot would dare burgle my house, and Xena would have a great time attacking them! Xena is very loving to us, & super smart. Both of them are fantastic dogs, but you have to have the right environment to make it work. They go to Petsmart for grooming, & love it. Ceasar loves going out & meeting people & was a hit at the nursing home a while back when I took him there. If anyone is looking for a German shepherd, the breeder we used was http://www.alkarah.com/

    • they sound like great pets. I love dogs. any kind, but am highly allergic. I like cats,too, but am so allergic that I can’t be around them at all.
      I am ok around the dogs that have hair, not fur.

      I questioned yesterday Kennedy’s allergy to the puppy-only because it looked like a “hypoallergenic” dog. But, honestly, I do not believe Taylor would lie about the allergy.

      somebody made a great point yesterday that Kennedy may be allergic to
      something the dog is picking up from the grass. ie: pesticide

      • Blue Sky says:

        That’s tough, but good thing you know. We love cats too, but found out that my husband is very allergic to cats, but not to dogs. Birds make people sick, surprisingly. My friend has birds (8 or 9! in a big cage) and one of her cats gets sick from the bird dander. She had to get air cleaners in every room.

      • Blue Sky says:

        Oh yeah, on one of Bravo Blogs (the producer’s blog) they talked about Kennedy’s allergy. Producer says it real.

        The producer says that he really likes Camille, & that we will soon see a different side of her as her marriage falls apart. Hmmm, let’s see about that!

        • TLM says:

          Can anyone explain to me what the “extra 30%” is that Camille has to do, when everyone else (besides Taylor) has more kids and either one or zero nannies?

          • quincyil says:

            I think Adrienne fibbed about staff. She can’t be working full time with three boys and a part time nanny. She spends time on her hair and make up. She also did not mention her maids. That huge house has to have a staff to dust and sweep.

        • I’m gonna check that blog out. Thanks.

          can you post a picture of Xena and Ceasar?

          • Blue Sky says:

            I’ll send a picture to Lynn. Send a picture of your dog to Lynn, it’s neat to see what the extended Lynfam looks like!

        • BessiB says:

          Of course, HE would like Camille.

    • Mookies1mom says:

      I lived with my brother for about a year and he had a german shepherd that he rescued form the side of the road when she was a puppy. She was the sweetest and most intelligent dog I have ever been around. But beware if she did not like you. I had friends that would come over that wouldn’t get out of their cars also. If she did like you she would bark to let us know someone was in the yard, erm in her yard. Turns out she was a much better judge of character than I.

      One More in Boston-(((((((((((HUGS!))))))))) You and your mom are in my thoughts.

      • Blue Sky says:

        Boston, sending lots of love, hugs & prayers to you!

        I love people who rescue animals. And yes, I think my dogs are a better judge of people than me too! Both of my dogs have problems. Xena is slowly going blind (inherited disease) and Ceasar had surgery for hip dysplasia, as it was bad. He can’t jump around or run as much as his buddy Xena, but he is a joy.

  45. Wall St Lady says:

    Hi Blue Sky ! We haven’t talked in a while. I love hearing about how u have raised/trained ur 2
    German Shepard. They sound very special. In today’s world ,they also ,sadly,offer protection ;how cool. Where do they sleep ?

    • Blue Sky says:

      Hi WSL!
      They love to sleep in the same room as us, or with my son, but it’s important not to let them be on the same level – they have to be on the floor. Otherwise, they just take over! Ceasar has a bad habit of waking me up (he has to “check” on me, but it’s impossible to get any sleep! So they usually go in their own room, on their doggie beds. When I am home alone, I always have Xena with me. Most of our friends will not even get out of their cars, until they know where the dogs are…German shepherds are the best guard dogs.

    • ArizonaMagpie says:

      We have a sweet, 3 year old female German Shepherd that is a rescue we found in the desert 2 years ago. If she encountered a burglar or someone out to hurt us she would probably lick them to death. lol

      • Blue Sky says:

        Awww! That is the best. Maybe that’s why my male dog loves people, because he thinks “maybe they have a treat for me.” He would probably open the door for the burglers, if they had treats…then the female would whup their asses !

  46. Wall St Lady says:

    Windy,
    I love the fact that they check on u. I LMAO that friends won’t get out of their cars. Sounds to me like they are half human ,half dog. You have your own
    team/enterage who love you; unlike Camille you don’t have to pay them.

    • Blue Sky says:

      I think Xena is smarter than me. She understands me when I talk to her! If I say “where’s Ceasar?” she goes & gets him. Unreal. When she was a puppy, she knew the names of all my son’s friends. If we really worked on training her, she easily could learn over 200 commands. Ceasar is not quite as smart, but he more than makes up for it with his loving personality. And he will do anything for a doggie biscuit

      • Adgirl says:

        It’s true that smart horses are usually a pain in the ass. My horse was really sweet and docile and probably dumb as a rock.

  47. TrueLifeDiva says:

    @Beverly in New Jersey, it’s here! I didn’t get all the wonderful samples you did. Just two pithy little foil packets. One was a sunscreen sample and the other was dry oil. Oh well, I guess you ordered more stuff ;-). Tonight is gonna be facial night!

    • i feel bad you didn’t get that many samples..
      I didn’t order that much..
      But I think ’cause they screwed my order up,
      they gave me extra stuff so I wouldn’t get
      annoyed??
      (But I did call customer service because they
      charged me for stuff I didn’t even get yet)
      does that make sense?

  48. realminkey says:

    This place hasn’t seemed right all day. I think maybe it’s Boston and her mom.

    Prayers to Boston. Love you, Boston.

    • Shylurker says:

      Boston: You have been in my thoughts so frequently since I read about your mother. I am so sorry for what your are going through. My mother died suddenly when I was 21 years old and my disabled sister was 15. She was only 42 years old. Time has changed the pain, but even after more than 40 years, I still miss her. I wish I could have shared the birth of my children and grandchildren with her, but I still share important things with her in my mind.

  49. quincyil says:

    Great job Had Enough. I loved your comments and style. Thanks to Lynn and Had Enough for dragging that realestate information.

    I think that Kim was odd again last night. Her choice of a dress for a dinner and blind date in the top mansion of LA. was so low class. The other black dress looked so ordinary too. She also driver herself to events. I’m wondering if Kim has financial problems. She has alimony, child support, and residuals, but the house that she is renting doesn’t seem spectacular. She has several kids either in college or taking their ACTs so perhaps she is saving for their education. When she moved, she was carrying boxes herself. Is that normal in BH? I don’t think so. Even the Curtins had moving men when they were kicked out on their rears. As your children get older, the child support ends. I imagine that Greg Davis, billionaire, will help pay for college, but he won’t send those checks to Kim forever.

    Lisa thought that Kim was feisty. Had enough and I thought that was odd, but maybe Lisa notices the combat between the sisters and perhaps she has witnessed more than we have. I trust Lisa’s assessment as she seem to be honest most of the time.

    Why does Andy Cohen have to fixate on people like Ben Weiner and now the little dog belonging to Lisa? Is this some kind of continuity for her show? Did he notice the many large crosses on Adriene’s chest in the past few weeks? I bet that Jewish people never wear crosses even for jewelry. I think we know his real housewives better than Andy does.

    I read on the comments section here that Taylor is on many boards. I notice that with politicians’ wives. They get paid by corporations, but I don’t think they do much. If Russels is a corporation, Taylor might be on his board in name only. I was on my husband’s corporation when it was an advantage to have one for taxes. I only signed a few papers once a year.

  50. error404 says:

    RHoBH blog recaps:

    Adrienne:
    This episode was great because it shows all of the difficult stages all women must go thru: Kim shows how awful it is to meet a rich attractive well mannered guy who doesn’t deserve you, and Taylor shows us how difficult it is to be married to a rich attractive well mannered guy who doesn’t deserve you.

    It’s an open joke in a happy marriage like Paul’s and mine, that we never ever have any clue what might please the other, and therefore never once buy each other anything either of us want. This time he got me this dog thing. I loved it so much I came up with some bogus excuse just to get rid of it. A friend suggested that I fake an allergy in one of my kids, but that seemed like too much work, so I just said that the well trained dog was too dangerous to have around my two out of control kids, so I couldn’t trust the well behaved dog around my wild like they were raised in a jungle by wolves kids. The dog is very happy in kennel, but don’t worry about us, we’ll get another dog, the right dog, one I choose not the useless bad dog my useless idiot husband had the nerve to give me.

    Kyle:

    Wow, another blog and another chance for me to back peddle and explain myself, my words, and my actions. Geez, you guys are a cranky crew.

    So, you all have been writing me telling me what a bitch I am to my sister. Hey, you try living with her… no, no, now that was wrong. Mo, what a PC thing to say here? What? Just say I’m only human, have faults like everyone, and will try harder next time? Wow, that’s actually brilliant, totally vanilla and meaningless, yet I come off as real and like joe 6 pack. Thanks honey!

    Mo honey, one more question. How do I give a shout out to all of the free crap I get? What? Claim I answering questions about my bling form fans? God, your like a genius!

    Mrs Kelsey Gramar:

    Hello to my fans. Did you see that? I came off as nice by saying hello, but really it was just to reinforce the idea that I’m popular and have fans. This is particularly important as apparently I’m coming off as a complete bitch to the unwashed masses that watch at home in their foreclosed hovels. See, I’m working with a PR firm now.

    Next, I’ll write a whole blog even though I was hardly in the episode at all. This will make me seem humble and hard working. No I won’t mention anything or anyone on the show who isn’t me.

    Everyone knows that all awards, from the teen choice to the nobel prize, are not about the work done, but what the wife wears on the RC. Because I’m rich and fabulous, I bought like 4 outfits. Then I donated some poxy suit to poor people. See, that PR firm is earning its keep already.

    yadda yadda, I have kids, yadda yadda, my mom has cancer, yadda yadda, other crap happened

    How is it doing the show? Did I mention all of my cast mates are trained actors. Wink, wink. How do I think I come off so far? Let’s just say I’m only half the bitch the show makes me out to be.

    Lisa:

    Hello all! How are your dull grey lives going? Now, on to more important issues: me!

    Now, where my check list? Oh here it is. Cedric was peeing on it. He’s not housebroken yet.

    1. Make “joke” that plants seed in people’s head that Kim is mentally ill.
    2. Make a dig about Camille’s tacky NYC trip to reinforce the idea that only Adrienne and I throw classy parties.
    3. Make it seem like my passive aggressive inappropriate date for Kim was a humanitarian gift to the downtrodden.
    4. Make “joke” that plants the seed in people’s head that Kim is a drug addict.
    5. Make sure I mention that I invited Camille to the dinner, so I seem nice, but say the reasons she didn’t go were obvious so then people will come up with their own reason and feel satisfied.
    6. Repeat the idea that everything went well because either Adrienne or I were hosting, and since coming week will focus on the other women, hint that things are doing to degrade into tacky awfulness again.

    • JazzNightOut says:

      Thank you very much, error; love it!

    • cusi77 says:

      Ha! Error, you cracked me up! It is “bloody” hilarious!

    • quincyil says:

      I think you have most of the characters in this reality plan correctly described. LOL.

      I would like to add some things that no one mentioned in this episode. I was searching the Mohammed Hadid name on google and discovered a Lisa Vanderkamp blog where she wrote about visitin the mansion last May long before I had every heard of Lisa Vanderkamp.
      http://www.lisavanderpump.com/page/4/

      Most of the blog (does she have AC accrediations or is she in her basement in her pajamas writing eating cheetoes while writing her blog like us) is uninteresting, but she mentions that the party for 40 was thrown to honor her as she helped decorate that mansion. She mentions how hard it was to make things perfect for her friend Mohammed Hadid.

      I also found out that Mohammed was married in 89 and was a devout Muslim who never drank and observed Ramadan (the one moon cycle when they fast.)
      OK… do devout Muslims pour the bubbly at dinner parties? I’ve never seen that. (Several of us are married to Middle Eastern men…so we have a pretty good sense about devout Muslims.) He has two daughter who are 26 and 28 now. That wife is long gone. His daughters are a little older than his current wife. Maybe, they can shop together.

      It makes you wonder who some of these twitter people are in real life. I linked to one on Lisa’s Twitter page and that person sends all kinds of personal greeting to the reality stars of all of the Bravo shows. I don’t think they are tweeting back. It’s like this person thinks they know these stars. Twitter lets you have contact with people you’d like to stalk in real life. I’m not sure this is a good thing.

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      Fabulous Error! Absolutely FABULOUS! Love it to death 😀
      HD, loved your blog! Love love love the Snarkaliousness. Thanx for all your effort! And Quincy too! Your dead-pan take is hilarious. Y’all are so brave to write for this crowd who will cut a bitch if it’s called for ;D

      • quincyil says:

        I love how the board keeps moving on the current blog and past blogs. I would love to draw the tangential lines and make a painting. There are links to research, comments about tweets, and real life adventures walking to the Post Office.

    • lillybee says:

      So very funny.

      • Adgirl says:

        I love Lisa, but her Liberace-Versace decor style is too silly.

        • quincyil says:

          Lisa said that they lived in the English Country side, but she also said that they lived for a time in France. She probably knows the French style.

    • vilzvet says:

      Hmmm, could it be that sweet Lisa is actually going to be the villain in this piece!? I guess anything said in that proper English accent sounds innocent, LOLOL!

  51. surfergirlcut says:

    OMG I laughed so hard I almost peed….this was awesome

  52. Adgirl says:

    When is Giggy appearing on Millionaire Matchmaker? Right before his Bravo spin off show is announced (prematurely by Jill Zarin).

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      I don’t think Giggy is alive. I think it died and Lisa had it stuffed. I’ve never seen it move on it’s own.

      • JKW says:

        Not just doesn’t he move…I sit there just to try to catch him blinking. He looks stuffed.

        • Adgirl says:

          Wouldn’t it be hysterical if they were punking all of us with a faux dog?

          Andy Cohen loves Giggy. When Lisa brought Giggy on WWHL the dog slept through the entire show (even costume changes).
          Andy seemed concerned: “Is Giggy on tranquilizers?”

        • karenne says:

          Me too!!!
          I think giggy is stuffed puppet dog.
          I’ve not been able to see Lisa’s hand…when she talks to him..its like, she is putting it inside of her dog..to make him move..and for a dog that lightweight, she sure does some “manuevering” of the little guy!

          Lets get to the bottom of this!!! hahaha

  53. cusi77 says:

    Thanks Had Enough!

    Sending Love to Bostoncito! “Angel” (Ennya) is one of my favorite songs (((((Hugs)))))

  54. cusi77 says:

    Could someone help me here? I have been looking for the definition of “Feisty” -with not luck- like Lisa described Kim to Martin…

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      World English Dictionary
      feisty (ˈfaɪstɪ)

      — adj , feistier , feistiest
      1. lively, resilient, and self-reliant
      2. ( US ), ( Canadian ) frisky
      3. ( US ), ( Canadian ) irritable

      • cusi77 says:

        TY Zipit! Irritable? that is not nice…
        Frisky.. I do not know. Could you explain w/ your own words?

        btw: I’ve been thinking in you… spooky!

        • Zipit Zarin says:

          Well, I call children who have a lot of energy and won’t just obey without question “feisty”…which means they have a mind of their own and you have to actually engage them to win them over with kindness mixed with firmness and reason. If that doesn’t work I spank them. lol

        • error404 says:

          I think that Kim can be prickly, especially with people like Lisa and Ken who are very informal and almost overly familiar. Lisa and Kim are kinda the oil and water Lisa keeps saying Kyle and Camille are.

          At Easter, Kim was making potatoes and Ken was all in her face being nosy about it and she all but snapped at him like a small dog. I think this type behavior id what Lisa is calling feisty.

          • Zipit Zarin says:

            Error, you are So good! I marvel.

            • Zipit Zarin says:

              I’m like Kim in my feelings about overly familar people but I mask it with jokes instead of snapping.

            • error404 says:

              ha! I was going to say the same to you.

              I think you’re right, both Lisa and Kyle get their fur up because Kim is so “difficult”. Why can’t she just obey and do as they say? Why must she insist on this childish idea that she can have her own opinion! lol

              • Zipit Zarin says:

                Zactly! I’m always wondering why Kim doesn’t move far away from Kyle so she can be free to live her own life. Why put yourself in the position of always having to either obey or be mocked, humiliated, or scolded. No wonder she’s a nervous mess. I wonder if she wore that dress and disappeared for awhile just to mess with them.

              • cusi77 says:

                Thank you guys! I got it!

                • cusi77 says:

                  I watched the rerun and I enjoyed the faces Ken was making _he was biting his cheeks inside of his mouth to not laugh out laud!

                  • Zipit Zarin says:

                    hmm, maybe he was in on it and when he took Kim home they had mad crazy sex all night. LOL (it could happen)

  55. ArizonaMagpie says:

    Thanks guys for the great blog and blog about the HWoBH blogs.

  56. Amber...Real Wife says:

    Adrienne and Paul’s marriage is really interesting. He does love her, and tries his best to be in her good graces. When he fails, it seems he takes a little enjoyment of having her blood pressure rise. Adrienne, on the other hand, does little to hide her annoyance with her husband. She is so irritated by him, the noise his sneakers make, his jokes, the way he orders, she’s disgusted by the way he eats, I mean come on!! She is bothered by so many things, it’s no wonder she just doesn’t pull out of the marriage. He wants to be around her and she can’t wait to get away! Are they that comfortable and unaware, that others feel awkward watching all the eye rolling and awe shucking they do?

    Maybe Adrienne stays not because of the children, but because she does love him. It’s not for the money or social standing as she is way over his head financially and socially. Could the fear of someone just wanting her money and celebrity be what’s keeping her there? Or…. (lightbulb moment) could the surgeon have a rocket in his pocket and it’s the best kept secret in beverly hills! LMAO Can’t imagine!!!

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      I really like Paul. He’s funny and sweet. What’s she so annoyed about?

      • cusi77 says:

        I think she is a spoiled brat. If he is all around her is anoying, if he goes out with the guys “he should be there with her”. I bet she is never happy and whatever he does is not enough or is too much. Run, Paul, run!

        • Zipit Zarin says:

          When her uncle died, I think it was Error who said he was supposed to read her mind that she wanted him there with her instead of going out with the boys. Right on, right on. I figured he bowed out to let the immediate family grieve out of curtesy. If she wanted him there, is it that hard to say “Come with me Honey, I need you. You are immediate family to all of us.” ??

      • she’s been working for family business forever…
        has had an assistant forever….
        Is used to snapping orders…forever
        Has no patience…..ever

      • TLM says:

        Can’t stand Paul. I agree with Amber that he seems to enjoy pissing his wife off and then laughing. The whole “turkey chili” ordering scene at the restaurant pissed me off. She asked him to hook her dress for her uncle’s funeral, why the F was he so perplexed and useless, unless he again just wanted to piss her off? And did you see him eat? No table manners, absolutely disgusting for an adult, much less one with a professional degree. At the same time, he is clingy. I just feel he is a passive-aggressive, irritating person.

  57. klmh says:

    Quincyil, you mentioned Kyle’s husband brokered the deal with Mohammed’s house. In the article, it mentions” he finally hired the Coldwell Banker veterans Stacy Gottula and Joyce Rey” who sold the house. Does Kyle’s husband work for them?

    • klmh says:

      Quincyil, here is an article that mentions the correct listers for Mohammed’s home. It does not include Mauricio.
      FOR THE RECORD:
      A previously posted version of this article ran with a photograph of the wrong house and erroneously included some details related to that house. The exterior of the Bel-Air mansion does not feature more than 30,000 pieces of limestone mined in France. The entry, living room, library and master bedroom are not gilded with 24-karat gold. The home doesn’t have 90 sconces and 120 chandeliers made in France. Average room size isn’t about 1,100 square feet. In addition, the story incorrectly said Joyce Rey and Stacy Gottula of Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills shared the listing with Mauricio Umansky of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills; Rey and Gottula had the listing alone.
      Although he wouldn’t release the sale price, seller Mohamed Hadid confirmed that it was in excess of the previous record of more than $46.5 million set this spring in Colorado, falling between $50 million and the asking price of $72 million. In Los Angeles County, sale prices can take more than a month to appear on the public record

    • klmh says:

      There are 89 associates with Hilton and Hyland, but they cover a lot of territory.

      • quincyil says:

        Is the agent the same as a broker? I didn’t write the article. I just found it from google.

        Realestalker has an article in May about the house. He states that every thing is hush hush about the sale. Last night, I read that the buyer has business contacts with Hadid so they could have traded a hotel for the house.

        Hadid seems to delight in the fact that he trumped Trump in buying a couple of properties too.

        Perhaps, Maurico represented the buyer. He has an international client base. It does look like Mr. Hadid has little patience for realtors. Men like him get what they want right away. One article stated that he sold in 465 days and rich widows like Spelling are upset that he sold so quickly.

    • Blue Sky says:

      In a real estate transaction there is a buyer (represented by an agent) and the seller (represented by a different agent). Sometimes the same agent can handle both sides, if the buyer contacts the listing agent and decides to use them. However, this usually is not a good idea because that agent is going to represent the seller’s interest first and may not be able to represent the buyer’s interests fairly. Most buyer’s develop a relationship with their buyer’s agent when looking for a house to buy, and want to stick with that person, especially if they are an good. In this case, Mauricio brought the buyer to the table, which is really key…because without a buyer there is no sale. The Bravo producer’s blog mentions that Mauricio got the deal done for $55 million. Not sure if Hadid really made that much on this deal, but Hadid needed to get this house sold, as he had mega bucks invested in it.

      http://www.propgoluxury.com/EN/PropertyNews/California/175-Mohamed-Hadid-bel-air-home.html

      In one of the articles, it mentioned property taxes of $800,000 per year. !

      • klmh says:

        Retraction about Maurico’s involvement in the listing or sale is above in my note to Q.
        I looked up his firm of Hilton and Hyland and he is the number one seller with over 1 billion in sales, so the man is at the top in this agency.

  58. TrueLifeDiva says:

    @Beverly in New Jersey
    Free samples are free so it’s always a good deal. Maybe I’ll score on the next order ;-). They can only bill you for items they have shipped. Some things arrive seperately but if something is on back order they can’t charge you until they fulfill your order.
    The product says 6-8 weeks to see great results. I’m going to ignore that and expect a perfect complexion in 4 weeks :-D.

  59. Zipit Zarin says:

    Another thing I found strange. On WWHL Paul corrected Andy for calling him Paul Maloof. Well, if she had taken his last name like a NORMAL person they would have the same last name. Why would it enter anyone’s head that they have different last names? And don’t give me that crap about a woman keeping her last name. I had a friend who kept her last name and I asked her why. She said “Well, I told Jeff if he took my last name I’d take his but we’d still end up with different names so what’s the point?” I said, “Your feminism is megga shallow. You kept your FATHER’S last name didn’t you? How is that empowering your female independence?” She had the deer in the headlights look.

    • Adgirl says:

      She hyphenates her name Adrienne Maloof-Nassif.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      I disagree – many women keep their names. I don’t see how that has anything to do with their relationship. Andy shouldn’t have made the mistake.

    • meadowwood says:

      There is no normal . Thankfully people now have a choice and many women retain their maiden names for a variety of reasons including for professional ones. I am glad we have the choice to do what works for us and not conform to what some people consider ‘normal’ just because that is how it was done in the past. For many women keeping their last names is normal. Hey to some people keeping slaves was “normal”. IMO, I am glad things evolve including this.

  60. Adgirl says:

    I just can’t get over the Taylor & Russell fiasco.
    Seriously, does she think talking about him like that on TV will mend her relationship?
    Does Russell go on TV complaining that his wife starves herself? No. In fact I think the only reason we even know of Russell is because Taylor bombarded him for months about getting onto this show and he finally acquiesced.

    Whatever. Taylor really needs to grow up. You can’t change people so you better enjoy their charms and overlook their shortcomings. Taylor just seems like a bottomless pit of neediness.

    I do agree that Russell buying the dog was really inconsiderate. Twice my nerd-o husband gifted me with a pet. I was furious because it was a responsibility that I wished to choose for myself, and I wish to pick my own pets thank you!
    Of course everything worked out but smart guys are just flat out dumb about certain things.

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      I couldn’t believe she was filming that conversation. It had to either be a complete acting job or her way of getting out of the marriage.

    • TLM says:

      I didn’t see her as a “pit of neediness” at all. I thought on the contrary, she thought she wasn’t entitled to want a full partner in life, that that was an unreasonable thing to want, and that she was abnormal in some way. Kyle was telling her that wasn’t unreasonable at all.

  61. nancy says:

    OT Won’t be here for awhile. Been taking care of next door friend. Young, only 63, Had a set back yesterday. Hospice says this side of Spring. Hope so but not looking good. Please no synpathy. Was expected but not this soon. Lynn, I will get the money once my son shows me how. I will be lurking. Ther but for……..

    Boston love you and praying for you and your family always. Take cAre of you.

  62. Adgirl says:

    PopEater Says about Bethenny Frankel /Johnny Weir/Jill Zarin triangle

    How does ‘Skating With the Stars’ center judge Johnny Weir describe his persona on the show? “Like Simon Cowell with a little bit of Paula Abdul underneath,” he tells me on my HDNet show ‘Naughty But Nice With Rob,’ adding he’s “gonna be sweet, but … it’s ice skating.”

    With that mix of naughty and nice in mind, one contestant on the ABC show, Bethenny Frankel, may have to try extra hard because I learned that his loyalty actually lies with her ‘Housewives’ nemesis Jill Zarin. “I’m friends with Jill,” Johnny told me. “I see Jill all the time and adore her.”
    The Olympic skate sensation even dished on Jill’s fears of doing a show like ‘Skating’ because of fitness concerns. “She was like, ‘you know Johnny I can’t skate until I’m in shape’ and I was like Jill, you’re like five pounds, you can skate whenever you want.”
    http://www.popeater.com/2010/12/03/johnny-weir-skating-with-the-stars-naughty-but-nice-rob/

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      Gag me with a spoon! “She was like…So, I’m like, love your nails!” (Moon Unit Zappa reference) 😀

    • quincyil says:

      Jill Zarin attracts the most interesting friends. Why is it that I don’t like any of the people that she is close too? I just hate it that Johnny Weir is judging Bethenny Frankel knowing that Jill wants to wipe that girl off of the planet.

    • BessiB says:

      I hate Johnny Weir.

  63. Shannon says:

    http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/53968626.html

    Not sure if this is true, but it says that Nene is going to be a grandmother.

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      It looks like Laurie’s boobs are down to her waist in that photo.

    • quincyil says:

      I wonder how she will take that. She had a son early and without help. I don’t know if she will want to help her son and grandchild or not. What do you do with a child who is not trying?

    • HD says:

      I guess…*kanye shrug*

      You try to teach your kids the best you can. I am a firm believer though that kids are taught certain things from parents even not so good traits. Nene herself said she spoiled her son and I think it shows now.

      On a side note…in that top picture with all the housewives, do you see how dumb Jill is the only one looking in the wrong direction? LOL!

      • Blue Sky says:

        Yes, ha ha ha! Dumb ass Jill.

        HD, you said it. Spoiling a child is (sometimes) the reason they quit trying. Why try when you know mommy will give you the $ anyway? If you discipline your kids, make them work for what they want, they not only respect you, they go out & work for what they want out of life. And they learn the joy of working hard!

  64. quincyil says:

    http://laluxuryestates.com/

    What a website! Kyle’s husband has the most wonderful homes for sale. Wow, just wow. The property taxes on the Hadid Mansion were 800,000 dollars a year and few people can afford to live in a palace. The homes Mauricio sells are so wonderful. I wonder if he found one for his family and they are going to move into a spectacular home.

    I met a number of rich Iranians at a wedding in Sept. They were very nice to me and they wanted me to visit them One physician lived in Bel Aire. That’s where the Hadid mansion is. Iranians are very nice people and they always invite you, but I never know if it’s for real or not. I’d like to go there and walk around those gated communities.

    We went to Malibu and stayed at an ocean side hotel while my husband went to a conference. I took one of those bus tours that stopped on Rodea Drive for shopping. I went into a shop where an Iranian woman was buying sild scarves by the hand full. Finally, her husband said, “Zari mar.” I looked at him in shock and said that is awful. He was shocked that I understood what he said to her. It means “snake bite,” and it’s one of the worst things you can say. My kids and I know the Iranian bad words. Sometimes, my husband and their father would use them too. rotfl. I greeted his wife and told her that the colors were beautiful in Farsi and left the store.

    • Blue Sky says:

      Quincy, you are so funny! You are feisty too, taking on the guy in the store dissing his wife. You go girl!

      California is bankrupt. The only way the state can get more money is to raise taxes – on income & on property. This is why we are seeing people sell their mansions. Who wants to see $800,000 property taxes potentially go higher? And who can afford that in the first place? Not very many, and that number is declining.

      Lisa owns 2 restaurants. People, even wealthy people, are not eating out as much as they used to now that the economy is in the dumps. Lisa’s house must have high property taxes too…she is downsizing. My opinion, based on financial reality.

      Mauricio….don’t you agree that his income has fallen by more than half, I would guess, because the real estate market is in the dumps too. He’s not making big commissions these days, as he is selling fewer homes for far less. There are so many mega mansions on the market, and so very very few buyers. Mauricio has been trying to sell his home for awhile. It’s in a terrible location, near a major highway (saw that on the realestalker site).

      Even the Maloofs are having trouble, based on the articles posted on this blog.
      It’s going to take a long time for the real estate market to rebound, if ever, to the lofty heights it was at a few years ago. Meanwhile, California is in big trouble. Along with New York, New Jersey…and some other states that are fiscally irresponsible.

      • Had Enough! says:

        In the past, Vegas was considered recession proof. After 9/11, Vegas took a major hit but that was probably more just shell-shocked people wanting to stay close to home and not being in the mood to party and gamble than it was economic. This recession has hit Vegas hard. That is probably affecting the Maloofs. Even though their hotel is very high-end, they no doubt had many upper-middle income clients along with the truly wealthy, and so probably lost quite a bit of business.

      • meadowwood says:

        Blue sky, you are trying to equate very high end BH real estate with the financial problems of the state of Cali and also equating it with how common people think. It doesn’t work that way. There is a significant number of people in BH that flip their homes and it isn’t because they need money. These buyers don’t care about the property taxes – they want what they want and that is who Mohammed Hadid caters to. There are still people (including foreign) that can afford high high end real estate. An Indonesian bought this property. Much of the high end BH properties are owned by foreigners or people whose names would mean nothing to you.

        As for Lisa and Ken just owning 2 restaurants, well that is an understatement. They were two of the best known and wealthiest restaurateurs and club owners in the UK for many many years. (They owned the very successful bar that was a take-off on Cheers before they sold it.) They sold off investments for multi-millions over the years. They built the best clubs and restaurants and then sold them while they were successful and made a fortune over the years. They are very well respected in their world. Lisa is also a well known decorator of high end yachts, properties and restaurants abroad and Ken has many other investments and has for many years. FYI, Villa Blanca is always full and has been since its opening. At this point these restaurants are more their hobbies than a need for income. They don’t seem to be downsizing as much as just testing the waters. People do pocket listings all the time even if they aren’t planning to sell immediately. You just don’t hear about them because you don’t live in that world.

        I am not going to feel sorry for Mauricio. He is doing very well and based on what BH real estate looks like now, he will be fine in the future. Lowering the price of his home doesn’t mean they are desperate. The prices for homes in California were ridiculously over valued for many years so this may simply be a correction to reflect the real value.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      I agree that so many of the Iranians are wonderful people. When you say you don’t know if they really are serious with their invitations, it makes me wonder. I know there are some cultures where the invitation should only be taken seriously if they repeat it twice more. What do Iranians do? I’m sure there’s a way to know what the invitations mean.

      How funny that you understood the rude comment of the husband, and cool that you could converse a bit. I love hearing stories like this. People so often assume they’re the only ones who speak a certain language, and think they have the freedom to say rude things. I know of many people with stories of overhearing and replying in the target language, to the embarrassment of the speakers. LOL! The world is getting smaller.

    • TLM says:

      Why is “snake bite” one of the worst things you can say? What if you have an actual snake bite?!?

  65. Had Enough! says:

    Mickey Mouth – I’m thinking Kyle and Kim as Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane….

    For you young’uns who have never seen that movie, rent it. It is truly chilling. Brilliant performances in a horrifying story.

    • quincyil says:

      Great actresses.

      I see that Kyle and Kim are very natural in the interviews. I love the facial expressions. Kyle seems more intelligent than her sister. All of their children seem very intelligent too.

      So Kim is concerned about her wrinkles and her nose. I see a plastic surgery coming on.

  66. Had Enough! says:

    There is a recognized psychological disorder called body dysmorphism. The affected person is excessively concerned about and preoccupied by a perceived defect in his or her physical features. You may read about it in the context of anorexia and bulimia, where the affected person thinks she is fat when in fact she’s skeletal.

    There must be an opposite disorder, one where the person thinks she looks great, when in fact she looks terrible. I’m thinking “KellIdiot Syndrome.” How the hell can she look at these photos and think she looks good?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1335577/Another-day-bikini-Kelly-Bensimon-shows-gym-honed-body-beach.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

    Especially since you know these beaches must be littered with 20-somethings who look fantastic.

    I think it was Quincy who said she always felt uncomfortable about the way she looks in photos. There are maybe 10 photos of me in existence because I destroy most of them. That’s IF I even let anyone take a photo. I virtually never allow it. But when I do, the photos end up torn up (old days) or erased. Ironically, my driver’s license photo is fantastic. Go figure. Anyway, I am looking at these photos of the KellIdiot and thinking she should run from the camera. I feel bad for the bikini designer who has to see his name attached to this.

    And this is more proof that she has no female friends, because a female friend would try to tell her that maybe it is time to switch to one-piece suits….

    LOVE that the article says that the show is about middle-aged women. It must be hard for someone who thinks she is a 12-year old girl to read that!

    • Blue Sky says:

      Had Enough, you are so right. Kelly thinks she is gorgeous, remember on the boat during Scary Island when she says to Sonja something like “I don’t just give all this away (meaning her “glorious” body) .”

      Don’t you think Taylor is addicted to plastic surgery? She needs help to stop mutilating her face. And a good therapist so she can grow up already! Adrienne may be able to help her…but Paul is not helping her with plastic surgery.

      • Noelle says:

        @Blue Sky.
        I forgot about the “giving away ALL this” eww, yuck Kelly scene on the boat, obviously she’s not looking in the same mirror I am…you know, the one that’s called Reality!..Oy, I wish she’d just cover up her body and give us all a break!

      • TLM says:

        I think she said, “If you had it like this, you wouldn’t give it away.”

    • quincyil says:

      I have a funny story about a photo of me that went viral. I did say that I hate my photos. Well, Iranians are second only to Japanese tourists in their love for the camera. A friend took a photo of me at Christmas and I had a shiny silver sweater on. He sent it to all of my family in an email. I was horrified because the light had hit my bodice and the breasts looked like they belonged to Kim Zolciak. My daughter photoshopped and resent to everyone, but that was not the end of it. My friend was retiring and his son wanted to create a photo show for the 250 guest at the Country Club retirement dinner. He chose that photo of me. My breasts were on a screen that was 24 ft long. I was motified. The was the worst photo of me on the Planet Earth and everyone was shown that photo. I couldn’t breath… I almost cried on the way home in the car with my husband. My husband laughed. My sons laughed. My daughter understood and comforted me. Unfortunately, I haven’t invented my time machine yet, but the first trip back in time will be to burn that sweater and avoid that camera.

      • Noelle says:

        @quincy,

        Thanks you for my first heartiest laugh of the day! What great way to start the day…I’m laughing with you, not @you.

        Now only if I could see the picture..!! 😀 LOL

        When you invent that time machine let me know…I will gladly contribute my faux pas. (shhhhh..our little secret)

  67. Noelle says:

    Great blog @Had Enough, unable to watch (latest episode of BH) as of yet, but feel now that I really don’t need to. Thanks sweetie.

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  69. PiggyBank says:

    Thanks for another great post, very informative.
    The more we Know the more we Grow.
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