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:
Tabatha’s Salon Takeover Air Date Dec 6, 2010 @ http://look.ac/gxx1Dm
Finally published my thoughts on The Real Housewives of Atlanta unique content:
Real Housewives of Atlanta Air Date Dec 5, 2010 @ http://look.ac/e7EiZh
And my written Portrait of a Housewife to go along with Mickey Mouth’s creative photo:
Portrait of a Housewife – Lisa Vanderpump @ http://look.ac/h2wUfs
Most exciting for me this week, I interviewed the one and only Ms. Tabatha Coffey of Tabatha’s Salon Takeover on my radio podcast, Reality Buzz, you can listen to it here:
REALITY BUZZ with LYNN HUDSON featuring TABATHA COFFEY http://j.mp/eQhe7x
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.
I hope you’ll all check out some of these other great blogs:
The Real(ly) Old Housewives of Manatee County: RHOA Episode 10 Recap http://t.co/BChGrMG
Real City Housewife: http://realcityhousewife.wordpress.com/
Our very own Error404’s blog: GLEE: Nightmare Before Xmas http://j.mp/dWdinP
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Until Next Time….