I Hate Jill Zarin Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

I Hate Jill Zarin Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Dec 10, 2010

Is it just me, or is Kim Richards just a bit of a wackadoodle? I don’t think she’s a mean or vicious wackadoodle, just a bit of a crazy person, harmless and fun loving but wacky all the same. In this episode we learn that Kim hasn’t pursued a relationship with her blind date that she met at the elaborate dinner party set up by Lisa Vanderpump.

Lisa is a bit annoyed because Kim claims that she liked him, she was attracted to him yet she won’t return his calls. Kim did meet an interesting man at the grocery store and after giving him her phone number, she completely screws with the guy and like a high school girl she puts her 16-year old daughter on the phone with him when he calls her. As daughter Kimberly is rattling off to this stranger all of Kim’s offspring and their ages, Kim is giggling and snorting with glee.

Even odder, Kim invites this man over to her home to meet all of her children, Sheree would be outraged if she watched the show, but we know that she doesn’t…so anyway. Kim then pretends that an 8-month old baby is also her child and when her cell phone rings she tells this man that it’s the baby daddy calling as he does frequently. The icing on the cake had to be when Kim picked up someone else’s 8-month old baby and pretended to breast feed the child.

Is anyone still surprised that Kim Richards doesn’t have a man in her life?

Thank you to Kyle Richards for observing proper phone manners as she announced that her sister Kim was present while on a speakerphone call with Lisa, this is how mature, well-mannered women behave. Are you paying attention Jill Zarin?

Kyle’s dilemma this week is whether or not to drag her children along to Napa for a charity bike race consisting of 69 miles of a lot of grueling uphill biking. This wouldn’t have been an issue except that her live-in housekeeper didn’t just quit, she snuck out in the dead of night taking all of her belongings with her and didn’t give Kyle any notice or even say good-bye to the children. This must be a rough place to work.

Kyle and her husband eventually decide to go to Napa without the children and will return home as soon as they’re able to after the bike race. The trip ends up being much more than a charity event, Kyle and Maricio have a lovely romantic weekend including a candlelit dinner for two. Kyle completely kills the romance by asking her husband for another baby. Maricio seems a bit shocked and not at all thrilled by the idea of a new little bundle of joy, and unless Kyle is hiding it well, the new baby never happened.

Kyle and Maricio are victorious and complete the bike race as Kyle tells us that her memories of her deceased mother is what is giving her strength to keep going. After 69 miles and the second highest money raiser overall for this event, Kyle collapses on the floor of her hotel room without even removing her helmet. Maricio joins his wife for a little victory kiss, a very sweet and loving scene.

Adrienne is, once again shown training in kickboxing, this time inviting Taylor and her lips over to learn a bit about the sport. Taylor describes Adrienne as a macho woman, I’m not sure if that was a compliment but I think it was meant as one. Taylor takes this opportunity to invite Adrienne to her charity event, to raise money for 1736 Family Crisis Center, helping out women and children who are victims of domestic violence. A poker tournament was being held and organized by Taylor and it was clear that she wasn’t just a guest, the planning and organizing behind the scenes were all part of Taylor’s efforts. This charity isn’t just one that Taylor puts her name on and sends a check to, she visits the center and is told by the director that the children cry when Taylor leaves. I have a whole new respect for Taylor after tonight.

Taylor bravely explains to viewers that she was raised in a home where abuse had occurred, without providing details, she explained the way that she felt, rather than bashing her father and I had to admire her a lot for that. Taylor can relate to the families in the Crisis Center because she knows how they feel and I personally learned a lot from Taylor tonight.

A child raised in a home where one parent is abusive to the other, as Taylor explained, makes the child feel inadequate and helpless but also can believe that it is their own fault that their parents are fighting. I thought that Taylor was really brave to admit to what happened and can certainly relate to the people that she is trying to help with this fundraiser.

It isn’t clear whether her husband Russell knew of Taylor’s background prior to this evening, as Taylor stood in front of hundreds of people and emotionally revealed her secret, Russell stood and applauded his wife but there was absolutely no emotion on the man’s face. This guy is tough to read. He didn’t seem very supportive on the car ride to the event, his comments seemed to criticize his wife rather than praising her for her efforts. Russell told Taylor that she should have chosen a different weekend for the fundraiser as many of the people he invited happened to be out of town during the event. I don’t know if this was Russell’s pre-planned excuse for not having put butts in the chairs or if he expected his wife to know all of the invitee’s travel plans but the statement was irrelevant at this late date and he just seemed less than supportive.

It was nice to see Adrienne at the event supporting her longtime friend, as Adrienne learned for the first time that Taylor was raised in an abusive home, her comments were kind and loving, promising to help her friend in any way possible. I found it amusing that Adrienne was a novice at playing poker, seemingly a casino owner would be an expert but as she explained, she’s not allowed to gamble in her own casino and why on earth would she lay down money in someone else’s casino?

Bravo is already setting Camille Grammer up for her fall, as they edited this season they obviously already know what is coming, as we all do now, that her trip to New York to visit her husband is not going to go well at all.

Camille holds a dinner party to ask her paid-friends how she should move forward with “the ladies” as she calls her cast mates. Complaining once again that she was verbally assaulted by Kyle Richards, Camille asks what everyone thinks of her brilliant idea of holding a dinner party for the ladies to try to smooth things over. This is clearly just another opportunity for Camille to remain calm as her dinner guests get all worked up and start to yell, allowing her to win.
Finding yet another opportunity for the married Camille to flirt with the married Nick, Camille bats her eyes and flips her hair at him as he smiles back at her, luckily I hadn’t eaten dinner before watching this, it was beyond vomit-worthy.

Camille explains to viewers as she runs down the beach in Malibu that Kelsey Grammer has chosen to make the move to New York permanent while Camille explains that she has no intension of dealing with New York’s harsh winters and will have to have a very serious heart to heart conversation with her husband about this move. Unfortunately for Camille, I don’t think that Kelsey ever meant for Camille to join him in New York so really, this should work out for both of them, right? Ok that was a bad joke.

The comic relief for the night was provided by the lovely and hysterical Lisa Vanderpump, I absolutely love this woman. She and her permanent houseguest Cedric need to get their driver’s license in California. They both hold a British drivers permit but to make their move to Los Angeles official, it is time for the royalty to deal with the commoners at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Lisa doesn’t even pretend that this is a regular everyday occurrence for her, she explains how Beverly Hills tends to shield its residents and venturing out to such a lowly place as the DMV is a bit traumatic for Lisa but she deals with it well as a strange man tries to strike up a conversation with her.

Lisa and Cedric begin the 40-question written examination required to obtain a drivers license and because Lisa studied, she passed the test on the first try. Cedric however, failed more than once. Lisa, never missing a thing, points out that possibly Cedric didn’t bother to study and failed the test to further ensure a place to stay. It seems the last piece of the puzzle to get Cedric to move out of Lisa’s house was his driver’s license and now he’ll have to stay until he’s allowed to attempt the test again. Cedric looked devastated, didn’t he?

Lisa, always looking on the bright side agreed that it could have been worse, it could have been Lisa who failed. While it may be alright to fail the written driving test once, Cedric has to be a special kind of stupid to fail it several times or is he an evil genius?

I have a few more articles published and I am well on my way to becoming just as respected a writer as those who’ve dubbed me a “hobby blogger”. I’m proud to present my blog on Monday night’s episode of Tabatha’s Salon Takeover:

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I really hope you all enjoy it, next on Reality Buzz listen for my interview with Real New York Housewife, Sonja Morgan. Sonja was kind enough to chat with me for a few minutes while getting her hair done by celebrity stylist and star is his own right, David Evangelista. My first interview ever, Ms. Morgan was kind and gracious as always while I was a nervous wreck so as it is edited, I’m hoping the producers will edit the hell out of my portion of it and that you will all be kind as I bumbled my way through.

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Until Next Time….


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229 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

  1. Noreen says:


    Great recap. I too felt differently about Taylor after this episode. Happy Weekend Everyone!

    • TLM says:

      Did anyone else cringe at the fact that Taylor was spilling her guts and crying in front of a room of people who continued to talk so loudly she had to fight to be heard? I don’t know what is sadder, having to tell a story like that publicly, or doing so and being virtually ignored by most of the people in the room who are gambling, laughing and eating appetizers.

      Kim “just a bit of a wackadoodle”? Kim is just a bit of a wackadoodle like Keith Richards has done just a bit of drugs. Does anyone thing Kim walks around hearing this song in her head all day on a continuous tape loop, and thinking over and over, “If you walk without rhythm, you won’t attract the worm”? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPbicuTjBjo

      Re: Camille Throws Herself at Nick, installment #596…someone hand me a bottle of Pepto Bismol. I don’t even think he’s that hot, and his constant hanging around this woman has made me come to like him about as much as I like her. Get the F off my tv screen, Nick, and say hello to your wife once in a while.

      Finally, I know Lisa is a fan favorite, but I thought she was more than a little elitist about going to the DMV, horrified at the notion that she should have to take her test along with the unwashed, uneducated masses. There are many great levelers in life, and the DMV is but one. Deal with it, lady. Don’t come crying to me until you’ve had to wait for a bus late at night at 69th St. in Philadelphia in the freezing cold because the trains have broken down, and you wish you were wearing a bulletproof vest more than a winter coat. Granted, she did get a drunken creep sitting in front of her, but she was with her friend and they could have simply sat elsewhere.

      • TLM says:

        That was, “does anyone ELSE THINK Kim walks around hearing this song”. Man, I have to start writing these posts in Word again first…

    • amia009 says:

      Lisa? Huh I thought Lynn did the recap? Right Lynn?

  2. TrueLifeDiva says:

    I’ve skipped the BH edition so far due to a lack of interest. I caught part of a rerun yesterday and felt physically repulsed by Taylor’s face. I just can’t! Kelly, Alex, Vicki, Tamra, and Danielle all have funky faces but are pretty when done up right. Taylor’s face is just tragic. I mean she is REALLY hard on the eyes. I wonder if 15-20lbs would help soften all those hard angles? I can’t put my finger on it. She has large, hard features like the Russian boxer from the “Rocky” movies.

    • Blue Sky says:

      She looked a lot better on WWHL last night, maybe a combination of liquor, lights & good make-up. Andy discussed Taylor’s lips!!! Then Taylor planted a kiss on Andy, on the lips…it was great. Andy said he really liked it; Taylor said her husband has never complained. Hmm, kind of a set-up but it was cute. The other guest was Rocko the chef (he’s got a new Bravo show debuting Jan. 2010). There was lots of flirting going on between Andy, Taylor, & Rocko. I’ll just let you decide who was hitting on whom…very funny to watch.

      • historykc says:

        she looked a lot better. i’m guessing part of it was that her hair and eyebrows were darker. she didn’t looks so plastic and barbie-doll esque.

        • Obsessed with RH says:

          On WWHL Taylor explained that she has a lip implant in her upper lip…that’s part of what makes it so difficult to look at her….I agree, she needs some weight in order to soften her features…they’re only going to get more sunken/sullen with age…

    • floridagirl88 says:

      The woman definitely needs to eat a sandwich.

  3. Blue Sky says:

    Enjoyed your blog on the BH housewives, Lynn. My favorite scene from this episode was Lisa teasing Cedric by driving off in the parking lot, almost letting him get back in the car…then driving off again! Very funny.

    Your podcast with Tabatha was terrific, really enjoyed it. Don’t forget to post the link up in your headlines above…can’t wait to hear the latest one with Sonja Morgan.

  4. 2Stupid says:

    Has anybody else read the Kim is a known alcoholic? I think that might explain some of her nutty behavior. She really seems more than a bit “off” at times. Not viscious like Camille and KKB, just off. I know she has had a lot of tragedy in her life, but she is really NEEDY. I thought Kyle was a little mean at their lunch. Having an older sister who is always going through drama, I can relate. People have said to me that I am a total B*#@! to my sister, but they don’t understand I’ve been dealing with her for 30 yrs!

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      I had only read the accusation of alcohol abuse in conjunction with some seemingly fake report that Lisa was lobbing to get her kicked off the show.

    • BessiB says:

      I saw at the lunch exactly why Kyle is “mean” to Kim, who deserves it. Kim accepted the blind date from Kyle’s friend, Lisa – who went out of her way imposing on one of her own friends. Martin. Martin drive drunk Kim home – a long way, out of his way – and Kim does no have the decency to call him and thank him for the ride. Kim says “a man should call the woman”, well, not in this case. It was rude, as mean-Kyle said. This and Kim’s M.O. and it annoys the hell out of every normal person, which is why she does not have any friends.

  5. WindyCityWondering says:

    Great blog and podcast Lynn!
    I too am having a hard time staying interested in RHBH – Kim is needy and boring, Camielle is vicious (plus we know what happens to her marriage), Adrienne seems one dimensional to me and Taylor is hard to look at but I was touched by her charity work (Russell is still an ass). Kyle and Lisa are fun together and Lisa is fun by herself but one interesting friendship does not make a franchise. Bravo needs to pick up the pace or this one will go the way DC did……

    • Mary Jane says:

      I feel the same way. I didn’t even watch last night, I had zero interest. I thought I’d like this season alot more than I do. I’m really sick of listening to Camille go on and on about Kyle, give it a rest already. Even if she did say what Camille is accusing her of saying was it really that horrible? For God’s sake she needs to grow up. I’ve had much worse things said to me throughout my life and I survived just fine.

  6. justanothermary says:

    It’s happened, finally, justanothervirgil’s fondest wish has come true – our cable company has dropped Bravo. I’m devastated. justanothervirgil had a hard time hiding his glee while trying to be supportive. “Does this mean you’ll make me supper on Thursdays and Sundays again?” he asked. The twinkle in his eye that is so endearing at times made me want to smack his fuzzy head off his his shoulders. “As long as you’ve got nothing else to do, come help be butcher deer.” He’s really pushing his luck.

    Let’s face it, it’s been really rough year around here and now this. At least justanothervirgil has a reason to believe maybe next year will be better than the last.

    Heavy sigh . . .

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Oh no! I’m so sorry! Why on earth would they drop Bravo? I thought the station was becoming more popular everywhere, I wonder if Bravo is getting too demanding and raising their prices to these cable companies.

      Well I hope that you are able to keep up with the ladies here while satisfying your JustAnotherVirgil’s hunger. There is also the on line shows that you can watch on Hulu and even on Bravo’s site. I’m so sorry! bastards! :)xo Love you!

      • justanothermary says:

        Like any true addict, I will get my fix.

        • what a bummer@justanothermary.

        • Kokuanani says:

          Perhaps you can find a friend who has Bravo & get one of the “Slingbox” contraptions. When last I looked they were $99.] They “sling” tv content to your computer. I’m pretty sure they do this over the internet, so you don’t have to be in the same house. We were going to get one of these so we could “sling” local sports broadcasts to our son 2,000 miles away.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      What a tough break! Will you be able to watch via your computer?

  7. I didn’t watch BHHW last night, watched the final Apprentice, thanks for the detailed recap. Sounded like Kim’s behavior was totally BIZARRE! What’s up with that? I don’t understand anyone having a houseguest like Lisa’s Cedric but he is quite the colorful character.

  8. momof7 says:

    Hi everyone! I’m a long time lurker, been lurking since Lynn had this blog on the hub pages!

    I do agree Taylor is tough on the eyes. Now that we have some insight into her very tragic past, her enhanced face makes sense.

    I believe she got cheek implants which really makes her look unnatural, almost, Jack Nicholson’s joker look-alike. Her facial surgeries really exagerate her look as opposed to “enhancing” her natural beauty. I would go as far as to say its a self-mutilation of sorts. And the fact that she pursued a man who A) wasn’t interested in her to begin with and B) Doesn’t seem to care/respect her now says volumes to me about how she feels about herself.

    I feel so sorry for her and I hope she can love herself the way she should. No one else can do that for her, not even Richard.

    …and if she ever reaches that emotional destination…I hope she removes the cheek implants…she really doesn’t need them.

    • JazzNightOut says:

      Welcome Momof7; enjoy the snark.

    • Rabble Rouser says:


      • Buffywood says:

        Welcome Momof7! Do you really have 7 kids? If so you must be amazing at time management to be able to lurk here.

        • American Idiot says:

          WelcomeMomof7. I agree, even though Taylor only claimed to have the lip implant on WWH she has most definitely has had check implants as well. They are very well defined. If she gained a little weight in her face, they would not be as noticeable.

  9. TrueLifeDiva says:

    @JustAnotherMary,OMG! I don’t mean to be Captain Obvious, but since you still have internet access… Can you watch whole episodes on BravoTV.com or HULU or something online?!?! Surely someone on the board knows a way around this pesky cable issue. I’ve been devastated by losing channels in the past due to downsizing/budgeting, but Bravo is a major contributer to the snark in my life. I live for RealHouseWives, Law & Order, and all the remodeling shows on HGTV. We gotta figure something out before Sunday.

    • justanothermary says:

      I will find a way. Perhaps this is life’s way of letting me know it’s ok to watch Bravo (via Hulu?) but I should still feed my husband too. Maybe I’ll clean my house – nawwwwww.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Leftovers, ever heard of them??? LOL – I will make a meal with that in mind when I have to watch my Bravo!

  10. knocknoc says:


    So much material on the recaps. Love it. You are an amazing,
    expressive writer and other avenues have opened for you and we
    are so fortunate to reap your efforts. Congratulations!

  11. error404 says:

    great blog and thanks for the shout out!

    my 2 cents on RHoBH:

    it was an interesting episode because we saw some likable aspects to unlikeable HWs and some unlikeable aspects to some likable HWs.

    Lisa: I love Lisa. You love Lisa. We all love Lisa. That being said, her low brow gag sense of humor is working my last nerve. I know that Cedric is playing Gracie to her George, but it’s no where near as funny, and seriously, the whole “get in the car while I drive off” thing wasn’t funny when we were 15, and it’s certainly not funny now that were 50ish. That’s my fuddy-duddy comment for the day.

    Taylor: Kiki should be forced to watch this show. This is what true charity involvement is. Forget it, Kiki would probably watch it and then tweet a photo of herself in a bikini with the text “systematic bullying is never ok”. I almost liked Taylor for a minute. There’s still a disconnect though, as on WWHL she said she loved her husband and their happy, yet every single filmed moment of the show shows the complete opposite. These two can’t even drive the length of a block together without it turning into a cold war.

    Kyle & Kim: the more the show goes on, the more the two morph into one. At one point I was looking away and heard Kim say something, only to be shocked when looking back at the tv and seeing Kyle’s lips moving. They sound just alike.

    I like KIm, but listening to her talk, it’s very hard to draw a straight line between points a and b. All thoughts are a circuitous route that frankly could use a GPS.

    I like Kyle, but her and her husband’s interaction were weird tonight.

    And thank you Mrs. Frazier Crane for providing me with a LOL moment so violent the dog jumped up form her nap: “I like to forgive and forget rather than hold on to thing.” Really Camille? Really? Cause I’m pretty sure if I looked up the expression ‘making a mountain out of a mole hill’ I’d find a picture of you. But thank you for that gut-wrenching i-almost-peed-myself-laughing moment!

    • Had Enough! says:

      Well done, 404!

      I wish Kyle would get a hair style more suitable to her face. Her high forehead and the straight hair hanging down both sides of her face make her face look like an oblong.

      Her kids are gorgeous and Portia is absolutely adorable.

      • Obsessed with RH says:

        I completely agree!!! She needs some side swept bangs to cover up that forehead a bit and make her face a little softer!!!

    • Cusi77 says:

      Great recap Error!

  12. SpunkyMonkey says:

    Has anyone watched the clips for next week’s episode? Man oh man that Camille and her friend are a piece of work. Let’s hope if there is another season Mrs. Stinky Pete will not be a part of it.

  13. AZ Girl says:

    O.K. after watching the clip from the dinner party last night I am ready to go “Had Enough” on Camille.
    WTF! Camille giving shit to Faye Resnick about posing to Playboy? Ummm…. Camille your Playboy pictures are all over the internet right now and everyone thinks you are FUGLY in them. Camille your boobs are wonky and your legs are THICK. Where does Camille get the balls to tell the world that “she does not want to associate” with people like Faye Resnick.
    Faye pictures looked a million times better than your Camille (in those stupid high waisted panties). As NeNe would say “shut up!”.

    Off to work! TGIF!

  14. Cusi77 says:

    Thank you Lynn, Five Stars! Congrats! It is a lot going on for you and WELL DESERVED!

    I as well have more respect and understanding for Taylor after last night episode… That explains a lot! She just not change her looks, she changed her name as well. Her real name is “Shanna”. She called her daughter Kennedy, so she changed her name for Taylor, it obvious that what she is willing to change is her memories…

    I hope she can find real help before (if is not too late) she completely destroys her face to be what she considers “a better image of herself”. I bet she was beautiful before all those surgeries.

    • karenne says:

      she was….Shana has lots of pics if you google her, with images….she was really cute and sweet looking. Shana Hughes was her name, before she became Taylor

      there are a couple shana hughes…but she is from TX and in image wearing a red sweater.

      I tried to put the link on here…but it was too long.

      OMG….I clicked on one picture, in my history looking for Shana….for the link.
      it was Camille Donatacci, and OMG.
      she was NO lingerie model…..
      PORN….total porn.

      I could care less..but she points her finger at other people that have been in Playboy and she lies about her involvement…
      but what about the PORN CAMILLE?

      I think that woman is dangerous.
      especially how the Bravo previews show what goes on next week.

  15. Katiesfitness says:

    Yeah – I love reading your reviews and I am so excited that you are reviewing Tabatha’s Salon Takeover. I am a RHO Any of the cities junky and never miss a show.

    Tonights RHOBH really did change how I looked at Taylor. I was wondering though if she had plastic surgery done when she was younger because she may have been abused and damaged her so she had some of it fixed. Just curious

  16. TEB says:

    Hi everyone!
    I found Camille’s comment about how Kelsey “said he feels more appreciated in NY” to be interesting. I’m sure Kelsey’s current girlfriend was appreciating him while he was in NY and Camille was in CA. I wonder if Camille looks back on that and says hmmmmm.

    • karenne says:

      yes,.. read her blog on Bravo….she does say….hmmmmmmm
      But she is such a horrible person….evil person..that I dont care what KG did to her.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        Isn’t it sad? If this happened to almost anyone else- there would be more outrage and demands for Kelsey’s balls on a platter but it’s really hard to feel sorry for someone as unlikable as CK.

  17. Had Enough! says:

    What is the opposite of smokin’ hot?


    This has got to be photoshopped – her legs look short and fat and her smile looks freaky. I don’t like her but she isn’t this fugly.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      It looks like some sort of shadow even though it looks like night. If you look closely you can see the spandex are a bit darker than added bulk.

  18. Had Enough! says:

    OK, sometimes your fantasies crash hard:


    (not that he is married; I knew that…but he’s looking a lot like someone’s grandpa these days … so I will find a pic of the old Tony, in Kitchen Confidential days, make a poster of it….)

    • Buffywood says:

      Let me guess… still trying to avoid that issue/problem at work? I love when you post links here.

    • AZ Girl says:

      Well he did play hard in his youth. He also quit smoking last year and he has put on a few pounds. I still think he is aging pretty well.

      • Had Enough! says:

        Actually I think it is mostly the shapeless pin stripe suit. It would make anyone look like someone’s grandpa. I am suprised his wife would let him buy it, much less go out of the house looking like that. I’ve read that she has really great taste. OTOH, maybe she figures this will keep other women away from him!

  19. Buffywood says:

    Intersting comment from Jill on an old episode (NBC reruns)… “I decided to let it go, but I will keep it in the back of my mind for future…” What is her definition of letting it go?

    • Kat says:

      When she forgets her notes, she has let it go – until she has her notes. And not having her notes bothers her and she can’t let that go.

    • BessiB says:

      Jill was re-writing history from around the first episode Season: She said ‘I thought we were friends, I should have been invited’ when she was pissed that Ramona did not ask her to a small dinner party, then later said that she was not mad about not being invited – she was just mad that Ramona lied about it (which Jill did not find out about until later.)

      Then she stated back-tracking on how her quote that Simon drank too much and fell down was written, not not how she meant it (after EVERYONE call her out on how wrong she was.)

  20. boston02127 says:

    Great blog Lynn, thanks.

  21. Adgirl says:

    I think Kim is just loopy kooky. I haven’t seen any evidence of alcohol abuse on this show by anyone and we all know how Bravo loves to show the ladies getting wasted. Last week on the blind date Kim appeared to be drinking water – when did she get too drunk to drive? Strange.
    She seems to go all scared little bunny whenever she perseves pressure.
    Didn’t Lisa wanted Kim to call Martin to thank him for the ride home? but Kim refused saying that the man should call the woman.

    Well that is much more than I intended to write about someone whom I find boring. Hah.

    • JazzNightOut says:

      From Andy today on Twitter:

      Andy Cohen BravoAndy

      ‘HEY EVERYBODY: Do you really think Bravo is doing a show called “From the Bottom to the Top”?!? We’re not.’

  22. TrueLifeDiva says:

    @AdGirl, the same production company that does RHoA also produces The A_List for LOGO. I guess after season 1 did well on LOGO, BRAVO decided to give it a try. Funny thing about that is BRAVO has the most gay/gay friendly content outside of LOGO. I wonder why BRAVO originally turned The A_List down?

  23. kbinldo says:

    Here’s my take on last night’s show. Sorry it’s light on the snark, but DV is a topic very close to my heart & I just can’t bring myself to poke fun at someone who survived it. Next week, though, I’ll be back to normal. 😉 http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6105098/taylor_armstrong_temporarily_redeems.html?cat=2

  24. Had Enough! says:



    Remember when Jill’s assistant tweeted about filming going on, trying to get everyone to think it was RHoNYC? And had his little tweeter slapped for it even though we all know Jill told him to do it?

    Well, this is what was really being filmed. And what a joke. Jill has ignored prior trainers, even to the point of feeding Ginger food that isn’t healthy for her. Why do we think she will pay attention to Victoria Stillwell? Personally, I would pay good money to see Cesar Millan give Jill a good, stern CHEH!

    Free Ginger!

  25. Had Enough! says:

    Watching re-runs of Tabatha; much more interesting now that I’ve heard the interview!

  26. JazzNightOut says:

    Just relistened to your interview with Tabatha; really, really professional. She had a good time talking to you; it showed. You are a great listener which is what brings out the best in the interviewee. Really wonderful, Lynn.

  27. HD says:

    Thank you all so much for your concern for me. It’s so funny how people that you have never met can have such an outpouring of concern and love. I am feeling much better and finally today I am not sooooooooo exhausted. Thank you all so much for your kindness.

    Regarding BH Housewives, I missed the show last night. I was sleeping. Thank you for the blog, Lynn and for everything. 🙂

    Love you all!

  28. Had Enough! says:

    Not to take away from the importance of the issue, or Taylor’s commitment to it, but I am pissed off. The executive director of 1736 Family Crisis Center was paid $265,532 in salary and $34,061 in other compensation in 2008 (most recent 990 on file). I don’t think that people who work for nonprofits should impoverish themselves but that level of compensation is inappropriate in my opinion.

    • vilzvet says:

      So that was the blond lady in the scene talking with Taylor?

      • Had Enough! says:

        I don’t know, but I doubt it. That blonde woman looked quite young. I’m guessing she was a staffer.

    • Blue Sky says:

      HD, that is a big salary. What percentage of the money donated to this charity went to cover administrative costs? If it is over 20 %, than in my book that makes it a charity that could do a lot better covering the cost of its operations. Most people volunteer at no pay to work at charities, so that more $ goes towards helping the people the charity was established to benefit in the first place! Sadly too many charities are really just tax shelters or ego boosters for the people running the organization. Shows how folks should investigate the charities they are supporting before getting involved with them. There are good charities out there, but please people, do your research. Here’s a website:


      Since I have time to do it, I prefer donating my time rather than money to charity these days. It makes me feel good to help people in need, and I get to know the organization better by working with them. My mom read to children in the elementary school behind her house (she never learned to drive) well into her 80’s. She inspires me.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      Wow- that’s a LOT of money that could have went into programs.

    • twoile says:

      OMG I second that….that salary is outrageous 4 a non-profit…..should be less that 1/2 of that figure . IMO (not H)

    • klmh says:

      Is there a Phd or other advanced educational background for the executive director? Sorry, I can’t find the info you found to check.
      Great investigating by the way…

      • Had Enough! says:


        Register (free), search on the charity, and then click on 990s

        I have no idea what the educational background needed for this job is. I am guessing at least a master’s.

        • klmh says:

          I have been looking for the crisis center, and much of the newer material has been deleted. Im wondering if its been incorporated into another charity, but Im sure Taylor would have mentioned that last night.
          Thank you for the information provided, but did you register to get it?

          • Had Enough! says:

            Sorry – I fell asleep early last night. Yes, you have to register to use the site, and I only checked for the 990s (the mandatory federal tax returns for nonprofits) so I didn’t notice if other stuff was there. They still have a website and it seems active and up-t0-date. The most recent 990 is the 2008 (filed in 2009). The 2009 is due 5 months after their 2009 fiscal year ends. If their fiscal year is the calendar year, it would have been due in May 2010, but if their fiscal year runs say July 1 – June 30, it would have been due in November 2010, and then it takes a while before these forms show up on Guidestar. So I wouldn’t expect to see 2009s for most organizations yet.

  29. ches says:

    Is that smell Kelly’s head spontaneously combusting after reading this?

  30. Amber...Real Wife says:

    That salary could pay for alot of training programs for these women to get their lives on track. It could also help their teen kids/h.s. grads also get training to help the family. Not to mention all the clothing, hard goods and apartment stipends it could cover. It is outrageous to pay such a salary when most of the money is from contributions. Using the excuse of attracting talent by paying competitive salaries, defeats the notion of being charitiable. I’m sure they could’ve found someone at half that rate.

  31. nepenthe says:

    Kelsy will call Camille’s bluff by letting her distribute their sex tape all she wants. A sex tape will not hurt Kelsy as they’re as common as Herpes these days….the only sex tape that could hurt his career would be one where he’s having sex with a minor, and we know that won’t happen. There’s no way in hell he’s going to pay her more than he already has to thanks to NO PRENUP! So threaten all you want Camille cause you’re pissing in the wind. Can’t wait til the piss blows back into your face!

  32. California35 says:

    Lynn – CONGRATULATIONS!!! on this blog, on the new blogs, on the radio segment and the interviews. You are getting more and more popular, and I am happy for you. I am behind on the reading and on watching the shows ( as usual 😦 ), but I will cut up this weekend. In the mean time – have a GREAT evening!


  33. Wall St Lady says:

    Happy Birthday tuzentswarth !

    Your Angel food cake was made by a nun and is on the back row of the nearest Baptist church. 🙂

    We have invited folks to your party born on Dec. 10th ,some from the grave
    but none need an exorcism !
    December Birthdays

    December 10
     Charlotte Lillian McIldowie
     A c t r e s s  Moyna Macgill  
     Honor Margaret Fuller
     A c t r e s  Jill Summers  
     Ralph Tavares
     M u s i c a l A r t i s t
     Susan Dey
     A c t r e s s
     Kenneth Charles Branagh
     A c t o r  Kenneth Branagh
     Timothy Christian Riley
     M u s i c a l A r t i s t
     Scot Alexander
     M u s i c a l A r t i s t
     Tara Lyn Subkoff
     A c t r e s / D e s i g n e r


    A December 10 Sagittarius finds their identity through group involvement. These high-energy people enjoy being challenged and seem to have a knack for starting conflicts with authority. Loaded with a self-confidence that would seem like conceit in others, they’re unwilling to acknowledge the possibility of failure. They possess an edgy attitude that often draws them into controversy.

    Friends and Lovers

    December 10 natives are the envy of their friends. They surround themselves with people who know how to have a good time. They have a reputation for being fickle. They may remain single until late in life or never marry at all, usually for fear that any relationship will dissolve in boredom.

    Children and Family

    Although December 9 men and women are unlikely to have a close relationship with family members, this does not imply troubled relationships. They simply “graduate” from family once they reach maturity. This casual relationship often changes once they become parents, when they’re likely to reconnect with their roots.


    With the exception of childhood ailments and seasonal complaints, December 9 people can usually say they haven’t had a sick day in their lives. They owe much of their good health to a positive attitude. Exercise is the main component of any Sagittarian’s health program.

    Career and Finances

    December 9 natives enjoy careers that let them travel. They’re talkative, extroverted individuals who make good teachers, tour guides, or language instructors. They love to spend money but don’t like to keep track of it.

    Dreams and Goals

    People born on this date have many goals, though they may not possess the self-discipline to see them through. Fortunately, they’re often the beneficiaries of good fortune. They have the resilience to come back from disappointments and even spectacular failures. Their natural optimism plays a big part in their success.

    Sagittarius Information for December 9

    You should embrace:
    Dignity, sociability, meditation

    You should avoid:
    Safety risks, deceit, blasphemy

    All in all
    U da Lady !

    WSL & others,
    Want to know if this astrology stuff rings true for you. Please Please tell us !

    U know using the stars, astrology, was originally used to tell the story, foretelling the coming of the messiah.

  34. Tuzentswurth says:

    Good recap, Lynn. I spent a lot of time here earlier b/c there are always way too many good links to read and once I start, I can’t stop. What aggravated me a lot was Kim acting like an ass to an apparently very nice polite man. God, I hope he is still running with that little granddaughter in his arms as far away as possible from the psycho who is Kim. Kyle should also recommend that Kim see a therapist. She lacks all social skills. Taylor’s revelations about seeing men beat on her mother explain a lot. Taylor seems to have really low self-esteem that would explain her apparent anorexia and self-mutilation. Anyone with a therapy degree (prefer not an online PhD please), pack up your bags and move to Bever-lee.

  35. Wall St Lady says:

    How about that Tuzentswurth
    We posted at the same time !

    Happy Birthday !

    Do u agree with the description above ?
    PS I enjoyed ur posts yesterday on RCH.

    • Tuzentswurth says:

      Ahh, and thanks for the good wishes above previous post. I was about to ask “where’s the dang cake?” but I found it. Angel food cake made by nuns, it was like a heavenly hallelujah chorus on sight.
      Hmmmm, do I match the description? I used to be high energy but now not so much, too much RH couch potato time. I do know how to have a good time and am up for it anytime, but I am not fickle, rather grounded and down to earth. I wish I had pursued a career as a travel guide but sort of fell into nursing instead. It has served me well, had it’s ups and downs. Loved the people and the science but it can be wearing dealing with tragedy and crisis for many years.
      I also do lack the self-discipline to see goals thru at times….so much in this wonderful world to distract me, however I have not been the beneficiary of any good fortune so far so please feel free any of you to include me in your will.:-)

      • Wall St Lady says:

        Hi Birthday girl,
        Ur energy decrease is only because u r such a dedicated nurse & u r so used to giving all u have ,u don’t even realize ur standards r miles above the crowd. Remember a great teacher taught that we should “store our treasure in heaven where thieves can’t steal it,rust can’t destroy it and fire can’t burn it.”
        I am sure u walk w/angels. My birthday wish for you is that your new year will b filled with people around u that give to u and bless u ,as u have blessed others. I pray also that all your prayers come true and u will have an ABUNDANT year !
        Hugs again !

  36. American Idiot says:

    Just caught up on the blog. Wanted to extend a warm hello to HD and Boston. Glad to see you both. Also Happy Birthday to Tuzentswurth. Hope you had a good day.

    I’ve got alot of links to view.

  37. TLM says:

    Wow. What a day.

    I happened to be by a state store today (we can’t buy alcohol in supermarkets in Pennsylvania, like normal people…we have to go to special stores owned by the Commonwealth). I meant to just get wine, but thought I would ask if they had the SG marguerita. On a whim I thought I’d try it. I’ve been hearing about this drink for 2 years already.

    Sorry to say guys, it’s going back. I found it undrinkable and medicinal. Maybe the bars I’ve gone to aren’t the ones other people go to, but in my mind a marguerita is a sweet, sometimes slushy drink with a citrusy flavor and a bite from the alcohol. This is not even close. I even added a couple teaspoons of sugar to see if that made it palatable. No dice.

    Besides that, I actually had to use a wrench to get the screw top off. I tried with my hands, and then with the assistance of a rubber sheet that’s supposed to help you open lids. In the interest of not dislocating my wrist or ripping the skin off my palms, I resorted to the wrench. Maybe the drink should be called “Muscle Man Marguerita,” because I just can’t see many women twisting that thing off with their bare hands.

    Clearly I am in the minority, since the store said it can’t keep the stuff on the shelves. I always ask about stuff like that. And there was a woman in line behind me with a bottle who was a repeat buyer. But I can honestly say I’ve had liquid medicines that have tasted better. I think it you like dirty martinis, you will probably like this, as that seemed to be the “in” drink in recent years, and I tried one and wanted to spit it out immediately. (I did, however, love the olives).

    I don’t have a sweettooth and generally prefer savory foods to desserts. I find Zinfandel sickeningly sweet. I like a little bit of sweet but not too much. So I was really surprised that I vehemently don’t like this, but I don’t. Don’t know how many people on here have tried it, but I would be anxious to hear other reviews.


    • American Idiot says:

      Hi TLM – I had a few bottles of SGM over this past summer. I agree, the taste was not very appealing to me initially. So, I added a little lemonade or limeade to my drinks and then a dash of triple sec. I know that this defeats the purpose of the drink being “skinny” but with those two additions, I did enjoy them. I have also heard of some people mixing SGM with Crystal Light Lemonade mix.

    • Adgirl says:

      Oh my! Wash your mouth with Pinot Grigio and take a shot of Kellaid.

    • Tuzentswurth says:

      HA! I knew immediately you were from P-A when you said “state store”. You know they have upgraded the image and now call themselves Wine and Spirits? Sooo much classier (what a load of shit). On the plus side, we got a new Giant Eagle grocery store and can actually buy *gasp* beer there!

      • Tuzentswurth says:

        Oh I haven’t tried SGM, I just make my own, fresh is better than mix..just Tequila, triple sec, lemon or lime juice and agave nectar in whatever proportion you need at the given moment!

      • Wall St Lady says:

        NC still has state stores but only for liquor.
        Beer & wine are in grocery stores.

      • TLM says:

        Wine and Spirits, shmine and spirits… the only “spirit” I feel entering most of those places is depression. Let me paint a picture for those outside of PA.

        This past summer, I visited a relative in Virginia and was completely freaked out that their Whole Foods has a wine section that seems to take up 1/3 of the store. Trader Joe’s there has a sizeable wine section as well. In Pennsylvania, seeing wine in a supermarket is, well, a little like seeing Morphine on the shelves next to the shampoo. You can’t believe there aren’t more restrictions on getting it. Whole Foods’ wine section was also very visually appealing.

        A few of our state stores have tried to create some atmosphere with wood flooring and green fabric awnings, but the great majority are still white linoleum floors and bare white walls with large clear glass storefront windows and glass doors. Bare bones. There is no music, since ringing up a bottle of Kahlua is meticulous work that requires intense concentration by our state employees. Oh, and you can’t beat the blinding flouroescent lighting; laboratories at the Centers for Disease Control aren’t lit this brightly. If you want to see what a future crime scene looks like, go to a state store. The decor brings the movie “Dog Day Afternoon” to mind.

        Talking to an employee at a state store will confirm to you that it’s where joy and love go to die. One of the state stores near me actually had a sign taped to the cashier’s counter: “WE WILL NOT WAIT ON YOU IF YOU ARE ON A CELL PHONE. NO CELL PHONE USE IS PERMITTED AT CHECKOUT.” I wondered, does the cashier area of state stores interfere with the airlines somehow? Mystified, I asked the guy at the counter what the reason was for the sign, and his answer was, “Because it’s RUDE!”

        I think it’s fascinating that the employees of the state store have taken it upon themselves to effect sweeping social change, but personally, I am not going to begrudge a busy working mom on a cell phone as she’s picking up wine and groceries for dinner, because it’s her only time to do so. And what if her child’s doctor or school nurse is on the line? What business is it of the state store? People are coming there to buy liquor. Is any conversation really required besides “hi” and “I’d like that to be credit, not debit”?

        For many years, our state stores were all closed on Sundays. Some still are, but most are open from 12-5 now. I guess PA finally realized that if your stores are open, especially on the weekend when people can get there, they might actually buy things from you.

        • JKW says:

          Wow TLM…I don’t think any of the state stores are open around here on Sun. Oh and you forgot to add that the employees are state employees (impossible to fire ) so they don’t really give a shit about giving decent or even moderately fast service. Around the holidays there are huge lines so stock up early.

        • Kansas Girl says:

          Your comment on morphine had me laughing. Same reaction here in Kansas. In fact, I remember years ago my uncle traveled to someplace fabulous and when he got back the first thing he reported was that they sold wine in grocery stores — such a shock!

          In Kansas you CAN buy booze in grocery stores, but only 3.2 beer and weak wine coolers. There used to be no sales on Sundays (Don’t want people drinking instead of going to church!), but now some cities have rescinded that law. To get “real” booze, we go to liquor stores, which are privately owned and competitive. However, there are some rather odd laws governing them. They can’t have wine tastings or provide free liquor for events. Owners are always trying to get around this because it would be good for business. There is also a law that one person can’t own too many stores (like 1 or 2, I can’t remember the exact number) and this causes trouble too, with stores being owned by the wife or passed back and forth.

          And I think there is still no booze sold on election day. Because don’t we all get drunk and go cause trouble at the polls?

          • TLM says:

            TY Kansas! Can’t get over the “no free liquor” rule!

            I’m not sure that money has anything to do with restraint at wine tastings, although it would probably draw a bigger crowd. At the tastings I’ve been to, people are hardly “tasting” — they drink as much as they can. Not sure if money has much to do with it — if people get it for free, they want as much as they can have because it’s free. If they pay, then they drink a lot because they feel they have to get their money’s worth.

            The “no election day” rule doesn’t make sense to me either. Can’t you just stock up the day before??!? I’ve been a poll watcher. We’ve had trouble at our polls, but nothing that was caused by alcohol…. just electioneering and intimidation of voters, people from a party pretending to be part of the Board of Elections, that type of thing. And I think those people could possibly benefit from drinking, if not a Xanax.

            • JKW says:

              The supposed reason for the bars being closed on election day is so people don’t go to the bars, get drunk and not vote.

    • MickeyMouth says:

      Hello fellow state store sister. I just got my first bottle of SGM a little while ago. I didn’t mind it. I thought it had a very lime taste. I learned to like Diet soda I could learn to like this as well 🙂

      • TLM says:

        Ewww Mickey!! I grew up with Tab, Fresca and Diet RC in my house. Stopped drinking all diet soda in my teens and stopped all artificial sweeteners years ago. They never helped with my weight anyway. It’s like the old joke of people ordering a Big Mac and fries, yet insisting on a diet Coke; the artificial sweetener isn’t going to help much if at all. For people who are living on sugared soda, I think the best alternative is learning to like water rather than diet soda.

        • MickeyMouth says:

          I actually drink tea and water mostly. But I like Diet Coke over every other cola diet or not. If I was ordering a soda with a burger and fries (which is rare as I only crave and eat red meat when I am PMSing) I would order a diet coke because I like it better than regular. No accounting for taste buds 🙂

    • klmh says:

      This is her original recipe:

      2 oz of Clear Premium Tequila (count 1, 2 while you pour, no need for measuring)
      Tiny splash of Orange Liquor
      Juice of 4 Fresh Lime Wedges

      To serve on the rocks, combine all ingredients over a glass of ice and garnish with a lime wedge.

    • Hi TLM.
      I enjoy SGM, but am always amazed at the price. 14.99 is the lowest
      I’ve seen it in my area, sometimes up to 16.99. I think that’s pricey.
      If you need to add something else to it to make it palletable , like lemonade, as
      AI did, it’s really not worth it.
      I hate it when you’re really looking forward to trying something new, and then it lets you down like that.

      • TLM says:

        It is priced at $12.99 in my area. I was also surprised that it’s manufactured in Canada. There are no instructions on the bottle as far as chilling, adding crushed ice, or other serving suggestions. Most products like this would have this information. The line, “The marguerita you can trust” always sounded ridiculous to me, and that’s on there also.

        I’m not much of a drinker, so it’s no big deal to me, but I guess I didn’t expect the taste to physically cringe when I tasted it. Oh well.

    • jeang says:

      i also didnt like the sgm taste at first but a clerk at the lake wales fl abc told me to get the small bottles of contreau for about 2 for $3.00 and add a splash into each drink and it makes a world of difference. I was not a true margarita drinker before and thought it was me, but thank goodness that little splash makes it awesome.

      • TLM says:

        Isn’t there something wrong when everyone is having to add different things to this mix to doctor it?? B says in her audiobook, “Be a food snob,” and don’t eat or drink things you don’t really, really like. I am taking her advice on this one.

  38. TEB says:

    I just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for all the support I got from you guys while my kids were sick and my husband was out of town. He’s home now (yay!!) and I finally got some sleep last night.
    I’m happy to see Boston and HD are back on, too. There was definitely a void without you folks.

  39. Zipit Zarin says:

    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{boston and HD}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} !

    I voted for Bethenny of course. 😀

    Judith Regan on Millionaire Matchmaker: In the middle of filming, Regan says, she ran into Stanger in the ladies’ room. “She talks a mile a minute. You can’t really have a conversation with Patti. You just listen,” Regan says. “So she pulls me aside and says, ‘This is for TV, blah blah blah, but I actually have the perfect guy for you.’ I’d just finished telling her that what I want more than anything in a man is wit. She leans over and says, ‘This one will love you. You are sooo his type. I’ve been setting him up for years. He is just the most perfect guy, and he buys all of his women the best lingerie. You’re sooo gonna love him. And his name is Sumner Redstone!’ ”


    • JazzNightOut says:

      I thought this was interesting about MM as explained by Regan:

      “It’s all about humiliation,” she tells me about the hit Bravo show. “ ‘Let’s humiliate the millionaire!’ The whole conceit of the show is that millionaires are all flawed and that’s why they can’t find love relationships. Because rich people are bad—they’re all evil. But I tried to give them as few opportunities as I could to edit it and to make me the most miserable bitch on earth.”

      • JazzNightOut says:

        So this explains PStanger’s ‘failure rate.’ She is supposed to fail! And she does humilate people on the show, including herself.

      • Zipit Zarin says:

        I know! To me, the article is more about the fakeness of the show than anything else. And Skanker thinks an 87 year old man is perfect for her? What the….

        • Adgirl says:

          The whole idea of 87 year Sumner Redstone selecting lingere from the Victoria’s Secret catalog for his secretary to pick up for his girlfriend is just … errm …

          And does the lucky recepient prance around in the gift while they wait for the Enzite to work???

          • Zipit Zarin says:

            It’s obvious why Skanker and Kim Z and Foghorn are so tight (from the video was saw of them trashing Bethenny). She should have set Kim Z up with the geezer. Blech they all make me gag.

        • Cusi77 says:

          IMO P. Skunker is a natural b!-ch who she is not acting for Bravo

    • TLM says:

      Wouldn’t the phrase, “I’ve been setting him up for years” be a huge red flag? It would seem to indicate that Patti cannot find this man a match despite many tries, and that means there is either something wrong with Redstone, or something wrong with Patti’s services, or both.

  40. Cusi77 says:

    @Error_ wrote this morning:

    “Kyle & Kim: the more the show goes on, the more the two morph into one. At one point I was looking away and heard Kim say something, only to be shocked when looking back at the tv and seeing Kyle’s lips moving. They sound just alike. ”

    I am watching the rerun tonight. I noticed that Kyle mimics the voice with the person she is talking to. So true when she was at the restaurant with Kim, if not watching, the voice and accent was exactly the same!

    Our Error has good ear along with another great qualities!

  41. LynnNChicago says:

    OK have you guys been hiding this from me?


    or has Jill kept this on the down low??? LOL I had no idea she was coming to town on Sunday, except that we’re expecting a whole lotta snow so maybe she won’t get into Chicago. Hopefully if she gets IN, she will be able to get OUT! But she’s not appearing at a Chicago Bookstore, its in Highland Park, an affluent North Suburb on the lake shore. hahaha Alex & Simon were right in the City!!!

    • LynnNChicago says:

      hmmm, I live in the North suburbs too! 🙂 hahaha I wonder if she’ll sign Bethenny’s book for me, I refuse to buy her book!

      • Cusi77 says:

        I would die to go there with you and see her face when you identify as LynnNChicago! She is well aware you have a huge group of people hating her (and loving you!) and signing for Bravo to get rid of her!

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        maybe I have bad eyes, but are they selling 10 tickets for $3000? Are you kidding me?

        • Cusi77 says:

          Where did you see that? I couldn’t find it! and, yes, JZ is delusional, who the Heavens will pay to 300 Dollars to hear you should marry someone who loves you more than you love him/her… crazy size 1!

        • Cusi77 says:

          OMG! You are right! 3 grand for 10 tickets for the after-reception, 5 books signed to put under your furniture to balance it, and the BIG opportunity to have a photo with fog horn…. size 1…. my eyes!

        • TLM says:

          The “sponsorship opportunities” cracked me up. Evidently a table that says “Real Housewives of OC” is the cheapest. I would have thought NJ or Atlanta would have received that “diss” before the OC.

    • AZ Girl says:

      Right. Highland Park. Whoo Hoo.

  42. Amber...Real Wife says:

    While there has been some talk of Kim being an alchie, isn’t it possible that she mixed one or two drinks with her meds and THAT made her unable to drive. Those labels are there for a reason. I recently started a pressure med and had a sip of a hearty blue martini, boy my heart started racing, my faced flushed and I got really woozy. Maybe the same happened to her, or what if the nutty lady just wanted to enjoy being chauffered home?

  43. LynnNChicago says:

    Have I told you guys how much I love you all SO MUCH!!! This blog is the BEST thing I ever did (besides getting married and giving birth) LOL

    • Amber...Real Wife says:

      Right back at cha! LOL Keep loving your family and writing your blog, AC articles and doing your radio podcast! Don’t know how you do it, but you’ve got a loyal army of proofreaders/personal/private/executive assistants from all over the U.S. and Canada that await your writings daily! You go girl! 🙂

    • OneMoreInBoston says:


    • Cusi77 says:

      This Blog is like you giving birth again Lynn! You are a nurturing loving hostess, the success is a reflect of all the love you put in what you do! Love you back!

    • JazzNightOut says:

      Thank YOU, Lynn!!!

    • klmh says:

      It is now a part of my every day schedule to come to your blog Lynn. Actually, after the weather, you’re my next click! Then the news and financials, which aren’t as much fun. Thanks so much for a great place to linger. You and the other posters have made it what it is, fun,thoughtful, entertaining and informative.

  44. OneMoreInBoston says:

    slightly OT-
    It’s supposed to snow tomorrow, so I went to the supermarket. Next store is a brand new shiny Asian market. So I meander in and it is full on ASIAN no subtitles here- I am wandering around with pork tongues, pork intestines, pork bellies, just poking around the frozen rabbit/goat section, wondering at the massive ox tail bones ( so that’s where I can get them!) and I stumbled on an ENTIRE aisle of SPAM.

    And not just spam, but other CANNED meat, and there’s even British versions of SPAM called “potted meat”.

    OK the aisle is crowded with Asian people, no one speaking English. So I take a deep breath and I comment to the pretty young girl next to me “wow- I’ve never seen so much SPAM in an Asian market before” so she kinda side eyes me and moves away from me like I’m a crazy person, so I just jumped right in with, “Do you watch RHOA?” So that caught her attention and she laughs and says to me “oh I know what you’re talking about!”

    So THEN she says: everyone I know eats SPAM, it’s big in my country (whichever country that is) because it’s from the English when we were their colony. It’s considered good food where I come from.

    Now, this market is divided into countries, India, Korea, China, Japan, and Vietnam. In the Vietnamese section, there was a lot of French food. 5 different types of pate, all sorts of different French cheeses etc. because (light dawning over Marble head) they were a French colony at one time.

    So what do you bet, Phaedra has some type of Barbados/Jamaican/Caribbean background that was a former colony of Britain so she got the idea that all white people eat SPAM because British colonists at that time ate “potted meat”.

    So one little Phaedra mystery solved. I’m still working on the full term baby at 7 mos.

    • Cusi77 says:

      Hehehe! Lol! Kudos! I enjoyed your story so much! OMG, OneMore it most be very funny to hang out with you and shopping around!

    • Adgirl says:

      Haha! I can visualize you wandering around the market. It’s like you’re on an episode of The Amazing Race.

      I use to date a Phillipino/American Indian and he told me canned meat is well loved in all of the Pacific Islands, presumably due to WWII when the armed forces would give it away to hungry locals.
      When we went to Honolulu the 7-11 had spam sushi rolls instead of those shiny hot dogs.

    • TrueLifeDiva says:

      Are you still online? Check your e-mail, the red phone is ringing…..

    • JazzNightOut says:

      Hong Kong used to be a British colony, actually until the late 1990’s.

  45. jeang says:

    i remember eating potted meat one time and it was really good, as was deviled ham. i love deviled ham with mayo and sweet pickle relish on white bread. yummmmm. spam is okay but not something i would not put on my grocery list each week.

    • Noelle says:

      My Mom made something really similar to that, we had it on crackers and the sweet pickle was an absolute must on top! As kids we felt so fancy!
      My Mom also made the best, meanest spam-hash in our neighborhood! All the kids loved it and it was delicious!

  46. Wall St Lady says:

    Dutchess of Lint and Zip it Zarin,
    I don’t have your birthday !
    Fix it fast Baby !

  47. LynnNChicago says:

    Portrait of a Housewife – Camille Grammer @ http://look.ac/hie17m

  48. Missy says:

    I just came across this blog and I have got to say it is one of the best blogs with the best comments and clearly you all have deep respect and love for each other. Such a breathe of fresh air from others where people verbally attack others for their opinions. You all have regained my faith in peaceful posting. Bless you all and to Lynn for her beautiful writing talents and putting them to good use. I am a RH fanatic but I missed last weeks episode and with Lynn’s perfect recap I don’t even need to watch it. Thank you! 🙂

    A happy reader!

  49. Kat says:

    Welcome Missy.

  50. Had Enough! says:

    Two things I cannot live without:

    Lynne Hudson’s blog and the comments
    Richard Lawson’s recap on Gawker


    I mean, this:

    “Camille then decided she’d poke at Kelsey a little by telling us that “Kelsey feels like his career in Hollywood is over. He says they appreciate him in New York” and it was such a mean thing to say, in such a mean way, about one’s husband. I’d like to say it was shocking, but Camille is literally a piece of shit that someone found on a stray dog’s grundle, so it’s really not surprising coming from her. (And, mind you, not that Kelsey Grammer is a saint in all of this. He’s an asshole too, clearly. It’s not really the treating of one’s spouse like dirt that irks me here, it’s the tackiness of it all. In my day people cruelly undermined each other in civilized, discreet ways.)”

    So brutal but so true. So Bourdainesque.

  51. TLM says:

    I have changed my Gravatar. I call this one, “Cuckoo Camille.” I think it shows her frozen face off well.

    Speaking of frozen faces, check out this video with Lynne Curtin, who apparently has never heard of the game “Truth or Dare” after living in America for about 50 years, and doesn’t know how it works. Andy asks her, “Truth or Dare?” and without any irony, Lynne answers, “Ok.” http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-orange-county/videos/truth-or-dare-pt1

  52. BessiB says:

    I found this, looking for something to do on this beautiful, sunny, 75 degrees day today..


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