I Hate Jill Zarin Tabatha’s Salon Takeover Jan 25, 2011

I Hate Jill Zarin   Tabatha’s Salon Takeover – Guest Blog by Quincy IL

Thank you Quincy for this great recap on Tabatha!  I just love her!

Tabatha Salon Takeover Week 6

Tabatha goes to the “Touch of Elegance” Salon in Tewkesbury, Mass. The manager of the salon is Debbie Furrow and she has asked for Tabatha’s assistance.  Debbie tells Tabatha the staff has mutinied twice. Debbie tells Tabatha that last Feb., hairdressers stole their client information and she has lost 15,000 to 20,000 dollars in income per month.  Eleven employees have abandoned the salon in the recent past. The salon has been in existence for 3 years.

Surveillance

Tabatha has had a camera in the salon.  A female customer came in the front entrance and stands there looking for help.  The staff claims that Debbie is condescending.  Clients don’t want to return to the salon.  Debbie won’t take the time to communicate with staff and they are fearful of her “mood of the day.” One client waited in a chair for two hours and after deciding to leave was chased down in a parking lot by the receptionist who demanded twenty dollars.  The lady seemed upset and told the receptionist to leave her alone.

Marketing Strategy

Debbie has created letters that clients and staff laugh at.  Tabatha feels the tone of the letters is threatening and describes them as harassment.  Debbie thinks there are 20 promotions at the time of the visit, but the receptionist tells Tabatha that there are close to 40 promotions. Tabatha is shocked.  This cheapens the salon, harms the income of the employees, and does not attract high end customers who will return time after time. When Tabatha questions Debbie, she becomes emotional and begins to cry.

Tabatha tells Debbie to see the salon through the eyes of the customer.  Tabatha asks for the keys of the salon.

Takeover

The appointments are cancelled for one week. Tabatha feels the design of the salon is acceptable and that it is clean.  She feels the layout needs to be restructured.  Tabatha observes a table near a customer that is being used to stuff envelopes full of free and reduced coupons.  The customer is not happy with her hair which has many colors in a pattern. Debbie does not want to give that customer  discount on a color treatment that she hates, but had the coupons giving unknown customers discounts with in sight of the unhappy young client.  One stylist told Tabatha that on one occasion she worked a six hour day for $10.00 because of the salon coupons.

The staff is miserable. They feel that Debbie has moods and they are unsure about communicating with her.  They describe an unhealthy atmosphere. They call Debbie, “Crazy.” If Debbie was to change, this could be a high end salon. Debbie treats the staff as if they were children. She describes a meeting as a second grade class.

There is no leadership for the stylists.  No one obeys the verbal rules including Debbie who wears opened toed shoes which are dangerous in a salon.

Assessing the Staff

Tabatha brings potential clients into the salon and monitors the staff while they are working.  Debbie has problems with her styling techniques.  Tabatha finds that Debbie resists taking instruction.  Many clients have stained scalps because the salon does not have the resistor/color remover in stock. There is another product that Tabatha feels in ineffective.  Tabatha tells us, “I want to shoot myself.”

Marketing

Tabatha has Debbie meet with a bridal business across the street from the salon. The bridal shop has bridal shows where salons and other businesses can demonstrate their services.  Debbie went once and had a raffle for free styling, but she charged the patrons of the bridal show for raffle tickets.  That was not acceptable to the owner of the bridal shop.  Debbie is invited to another bridal show because of Tabatha. Tabatha said that it is all about hair.

Staff Input

Melissa, the receptionist, has a business degree and she would like the opportunity “to whip the salon into shape.” Tabatha feels that Debbie is passive aggressive.  Debbie wants to blame the staff for everything and feels that she has been thrown under a bus.

Last fall, Debbie sent the entire staff to California and it cost her $15,000 which she is paying off each month.   Tabatha has a giant shredder and she asks the staff to shred the coupons. The staff is happy that the coupons are on the floor shredded. Tabatha is pissed off that Debbie is resisting and calls Debbie, “a brick wall,”

Renovation

The salon walls are now painted a gray green with white lattice accents. The front of the salon has a desk and the back of the salon has been changed into a manicure area.  Tabatha has developed a policy manual and she gives it to Debbie. The Staff is dressed appropriately. Debbie still has fancy flip flops on. The staff is afraid that Debbie won’t change.  Tabatha is frustrated with Debbie.

Debbie doesn’t care if the staff has hurt feelings.  Tabatha wants the air to be cleaned and for everyone to work together.  Debbie tells Tabatha that it will get better.  Tabatha gives every one on the staff a three day training course at Vidal Sassoon and they are delighted.  Debbie tells the staff that the receptionist will be given management duties. Tabatha returns the keys.

Six Weeks Checkup

The staff tells Tabatha that the clients like the renovations. Tabatha is talking to one stylist who practically ignores her because she is so intent on doing a good job on her client.  Debbie and the assistant manager have created several manuals.  Every Sat., the salon does the hair and makeup of a bridal party for the bridal shop across the street from the salon. Debbie looks happy and she has changed.  The salon staff is grateful to Tabatha.

Thank you Quincy for another job well done!

Until Next Time….

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350 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Tabatha’s Salon Takeover Jan 25, 2011

  1. HD says:

    Thanks for the blog, Quincy.

    When I saw that woman being chased in the parking lot to pay for service she never got I thought I would die laughing. “You owe us twenty bucks” That lady said just leave me alone! LOL! Too funny!

    Another thing I found soooooooooooooooooo neat was the shredded paper used as artwork. How creative!

  2. Kellita says:

    OT, but I finished The House of Hilton last night. People were posting about it, and I found it at the library. I only read the first half about the matriarchal side. I wasn’t interested in the Hiltons as much as the Richards.

    OMG- no wonder Kim and Kyle have so many issues! Big Kathy was a very sick alcoholic with sociopathic tendencies. She attempted to push their father down the basement stairs during a fight, and drugged and then slammed a car door on his first wife’s leg. It made me understand Kyle’s aggressiveness a little better. It’s what she saw growing up. The daughters of Big Kathy witnessed a physically & emotionally abusive crazy mother.

    • m293131 says:

      I just started reading the House of Hilton and am shocked about how disfunctional the family is. Big Kathy was indeed a crazy mother and the girls have to have emotional scars.

    • VincenzoNewYork says:

      I despise the Hilton dynasty however, he Richards are more interesting and entertaining!!
      I feel sorry for both of them that they had such an abusive mother like that. It is time for them to forgive their mother for any buried emotional trauma because it will help them clear certain issues. If her Big Kathy was an alcoholic, then why was it such a big deal for Kyle to handle and understand Kim? I think that Kyle’s issues with kim are based on the assumption that Kim represents big Kathy with the drinking and substance abuse problems. These are all Kyle’s issues and resentmnets because these are HER reactions to the issues and kim. In the end if someone has a substance abuse problem then the best way to handle it is to show acceptance and learn how to deal with the negative emotions properly. Whatever Kim resents or dislikes about Kyle are HER issues within her. Kim has to stop playing the victim role and learn to take responsibility of her own life. Blaming others is definitly easier to do then to take responsibility. It is a one day at a time type of deal.
      Sometimes when children have had abuseive childhoods, they tend to re-create those experiances in adulthood. Children who had better childhoods tend to re-create that in adulthood. I am sure that we all have certain issues with out parents and families, and sometimes these issues are buried deep down and we are no longer aware of them. Kyle and Kim’s issues are at the surface and they both need immediate attention.
      I can say that for me forgiving my parents has been a blessing to me. We are so much more peaceful to each other. I accept them for who they are and they accept me for who I am. I have also released resentments that I held regarding other people. Sometimes we hold on to things from childhood that no longer serve us. Once when one releases all that has transpired in the past one can begin to live a life of wholeness and completion.

      • Brigid A. says:

        Good points. So many of us have personal experiences with family dysfunction/substance abuse and various other family issues. The Richards sisters chose to expose their troubled relationship on national television, and we can only guess what the motives were.

        Both sisters have deeply entrenched roles in their family drama. As I’ve said before, it seems that Kyle was on a mission the entire season to discredit and humiliate her sister, ultimately “outing” her alleged alcoholism in the finale. Kim seems to want Kyle’s love and respect but never succeeds. If she is playing the victim, Kyle is an active participant in that cycle as aggressor.

        Kyle is now making lots of statements to the press about Kim’s problems/rehab, etc., seemingly to justify her own issues and outrageous behavior, especially in the finale. Is Kyle Kim’s legal custodian? Kim should be the one making statements about her alcoholism and rehab, not Kyle.

        I’m not an authority on substance abuse, but Kyle has major anger issues which could be fueled by her own addiction, either as an enabler or substance abuser herself. She shut Kim down every time Kim tried to articulate something that Kyle doesn’t want to hear. Recall the limo scene where Kim accuses Kyle of drinking but Kyle shouted over her, as usual, and then tried to get physical. I’ve said it before, there is NO excuse for anyone to put their hands on another person in anger. It was Adrienne’s intervention that prevented what could have been physical violence.

        • VincenzoNewYork says:

          @ Brigid A: I am still disturbed by that scene!! I agree with the mission comment. I know this is a show and it needs drama to thrive on to sustain ratings and profits, however, I would have edited that scene out and had them “stage” and different finale. Or even better they could have prevented Kyle from entering the Limo while allowing Kim to escape any typep of tyranny. Bravo needs to learn to discern the line of fun entertainment and disturbing entertainment. I know this is a show and I have the choice and right to change the channel. I just feel that exploting people is just disgraceful and in poor tatse. I really felt sorry for Kim; and now she has to face the entire country with a problem that could have been kept hidden from the public.

        • firepainter says:

          Agree whole heartedly! Kyle goes out of her way to show Kim in a bad light, doesn’t have her back (lets Taylor get away with being rude and mean to her), undermines her happiness and displays extreme hostility towards her. This whole season she has marginalized her from the rest of the group and has shown zero gratitude for Kim’s always being there for her. Kyle says the most horrible things when she gets angry, which is often. Kyle’s favorite way of fighting is to disparage someone’s mental health “you need help” (to Camille); “you’re crazy”. Kyle’s oft repeated mother’s deathbed promise is yet another way of insinuating that Kim is somehow inadequate and incapable of taking care of herself. What a horrible thing to keep throwing up to someone you supposedly love. And, we only have Kyle’s word that her mother made her promise such a thing. Kyle is a bitch. I call her Vile Kyle.

          • Brigid A. says:

            Vile Kyle! LOL. You are so right that Kyle used the same dirty fighting tactics with Camille. I hate it when people resort to name calling. Kyle is incapable of communicating coherently when she is angered. She goes ballistic immediately, gets in attack mode, and watch out!!

            • Debbie says:

              I blame Kyle and Bravo. She said what she said and bravo showed what they chose to air. If ever editing could have helped, they could have chosen not to air those words.

          • Amber...Real Wife says:

            Firepainter is a Firestarter! Terrific post. All her anger at her “alcoholic” sister doesn’t give her the right to treat her so horribly. By showing disdain for Kim, VileKyle (thanks) is allowing, no encouraging her friends to dismiss Kim as a nutjob who should be scorned. Her reprimanding begins as soon as Kim enters any event. Is Kim so worthy of her contempt? This is being caught on film, imagine how Kyle and “real” friends have treated Kim in the past, without the cameras.

            From the above posts re: House of Hilton, Kyle’s been dealing with alcoholics for years and her neice Paris is a drinker and druggie. It’s not as if Kim would be the first child star to have substance problems as a child or adult . So Bitch, why so angry? I thought she had the perfect life? I think not, and it has very little to do with Kim. She’s just the easy target.

            • Brigid A. says:

              Didn’t someone on this blog mention that in the past when Paris was dealing with a lot of negative press for her very public antics, Auntie VileKyle was out there in protective mode by Paris’ side, defending her. Now Kyle finally got the fame she craves by appearing in RHOBH.

            • kotagirl29 says:

              I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating. I am an alcoholic. I have dealt with my family pissed, frustrated, hurt and more. Kyle may have been wrong for outing Kim on TV, but because ADDICTION IS A DISEASE OF SECRETS Kyle is actually doing her a favor but getting it out in the open. Addicts are selfish people who have cannot deal with life unless they are under the influence. I have hurt my family and friends in more ways than I care to think about. And don’t say “Kim never ‘acted’ drunk or out of control”, because guess what? Lot’s of alcoholics and addicts (myself included) are perfectly able to hold a job and go about our lives just like everyone else, we just do it with our version of “meds” on board.

              • VincenzoNewYork says:

                @Kotagirl29
                I am so sorry for what you had to endure. Thank you for sharing something personal and yet quite educational for all of us. I never considered it to be a disease of secrets regarding addictions. I hope that you can try to forgive yourself for hurting others. Please don’t imprison yourself for things that transpired in the past. Forgiving yourself sets you free- and hopefully the others forgive you.
                (I am planning on becoming a mental health counselor- I am applying to grad school-so hopefully in the fall I’ll start coursework. This is advice I would give a friend. )
                My uncle is a functional alcoholic(sp), and he is married and has children. He drinks every day , but it doesn’t affect his work of life. However, the rest of the family resents him because they always help him financially due to the fact that he is always in debt. He was also the favoured child while growing up. My aunt (his wife) and my bff- I’ve known her since I was 14, is always fearful of his health-especially his liver, and the doctors have mentioned this to him as well. His wife consideres him a functional alcoholic because he doesn’t disturb the peace and he is always able to compose himself when necessary. I also observed that when they did have an argument over drinking he was yelling and stating that he feels inadequate and useless. He was the what’s the use mentality- that’s what I could glean from his comments and statements. That’s what he thinks of himself deep down, and it’s a shame that he thinks of himself that way. In spite of his financial challenges, he is very successful at work (he co-owns the family restaurant) and at home- he renovates his home and his work is akin to a professional. I think he needs to develop some self-esteem and perhaps the alcholism will vanish.

                • kotagirl29 says:

                  Thank you! I really feel for you and your family. Its not easy watching someone you love kill themselves slowly. I have come to terms with the things I put my loved ones through. But I don’t hide from them either. I try to look at it as a learning experience and hope that by sharing even a little bit it can help someone else understand a bit more than before and maybe get just one person to not pick up that next drink or take that next pill. I think that Kim is probably a lot like your uncle in that she is a functional alcoholic who is always in need of financial help. It happens to a lot of us. Ultimately it is up to the addict to quit, but sometimes families and friends have to be tough and cut them off from the help before they reach their rock bottom and realize its time for something different. Good luck to you and your family.

              • Rabble Rouser says:

                Thank you for sharing.
                Good luck with your sobriety- I’m sending you prayers that you will win the war.

          • PJ says:

            Vile Kyle is very apropos. Kyle seems like an emotional terrorist full of rage and ready to spew it all over anyone who gets in her way. Say what you will about Camille but there were better ways for Kyle to handle the situation with her. Whatever happened to doing things making for peace? If Kim is an alcoholic it will never help her to be yelled at, belittled and physically attacked. As they say actions speak louder than words. Kyle is saying she is sorry and that she loves her sister but her actions are saying something else. If Kyle is really sorry she should convince her sister and not the viewing public. Trying to convince the viewing public is just damage control.

        • Katie says:

          So true and when I watched it over, the scene that sticks out is Kyle listening to the conversation and for Kim to say the wrong word or thing so she can pounce! She didn’t come over and attack Taylor, she came over to that conversation to attack her sister.

        • nathania says:

          reading this just made me realize each sister is their mother to the other sister. Kyle resents having to ‘take care of’ Kim because she (Kyle) probably had to clean up some messes of her mother’s because she was around rather than off working like Kim. And Kyle represents the mother to Kim, from whom she could probably not get approval no matter what (can’t have your cash cow feeling satisfaction and fulfillment and resting on her laurels…better to keep her chasing that carrot). So both women are acting out their issues with their mom just like you said, rather than having any kind of authentic relationship. I guess Kyle is the youngest so she was around to be exploited emotionally by big Kathy the most. Wow.

      • Cusi77 says:

        “”Peace is not something you wish for; It’s something you make, Something you do, Something you are, And something you give away.””
        Robert Fulghum

    • quincyil says:

      Their mother used men for money. She married 4 times, but had other relationships where men would give her jewelry.

      I started to watch the RHNYC series because I saw the advertisements and the lovely homes in the Hamptons. I follow real estate shows as I love learning about houses in different cities. I watch a lot of house make over shows.

      Somehow my interest in the New York homes has morphed into a study of Human behavior. Kim Zolciak was the poorest person on the sneak peak show about Atlanta. Even Nene pretended to be in the elite upper class of Atlanta.
      It’s only a few years later and Sheree’s car is repossed and Nene is paying the bills for her out of work husband and son.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        After watching the RHoA Sneak Peak – the seeds are all there – NeNe has always dislike/been jealous of Kim. The fake wealth shown is hilarious. Wish there was a Sneak Peak for each franchise.

      • VincenzoNewYork says:

        I never fully watched Atlanta during S1 and S2, but I do remember that they had bigger homes to display to the viewers. I guess they pretended to be affluent when they were actually people with “normal” incomes like the rest of us. TY for the blog!!!

    • kbinldo says:

      I told you all that Kyle’s treatment of Kim was learned behavior. I understand being frustrated with an alcoholic/druggie relative, but being that violent? Nope. Mommy Dearest used Kim as a meal ticket, then showed the rest of the gang how to scape goat her.

    • karenne says:

      I ordered it, for four bucks…should have done the library!
      but with the Google reviews of book, it was enough to make me want to read it just because of Big Kathy and Little Kathy, and the dad vs the mom and dads first wife etc.
      wow, Cant wait to read entire first half of book.
      I dont care about the last half either, I’ve seen it on Biography Channel, about the original Hilton and who cares?

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        The other half is actually pretty interesting, especially with Nick Hilton- his marriage to Liz Taylor and all the other starlets he was involved with including Mamie Van Doreen.

        Oh man, she is a vulgar piece of work in her late age- I wonder if Marilyn Monroe had not died, would she have turned out like her.

        • vilzvet says:

          I wonder if the book is available for my ereader…I need some titles to order!

          • Rabble Rouser says:

            I know that I downloaded Kindle for my laptop and android and bought it through them- it was $9.99

          • VincenzoNewYork says:

            @Vilzvet: Did you read Cat Ommaney’s memoir: Inbox Full? I don’t have electronic book technologies so I have to wait for the actual book. It’s been delayed so many times.

            • vilzvet says:

              Thanks for the tip, Rabble. May have to get it. I’m enjoying the ereader, although I don’t have a Kindle, I got Sharper Image’s version called the Literati. And no, Vincenzo, did not read her book, do you think it will be interesting? I don’t know much about her background.

              • VincenzoNewYork says:

                @Vilzvet She kissed price harry or Prince William lol. She was on the DC housewives, the outspoken Britsh one. If you didn’t watch then maybe she might not be too interesting for you. but check out her reviews on Amazon.com. I would read it because I like memoirs in general. Right now I am reading Winsburg, Ohio.

    • boston02127 says:

      I just got the book today from Ebay.

  3. Brigid A. says:

    Good morning everyone! Great recap, Quincy, and thank you, Lynn! I didn’t watch the full episode last night but saw enough to follow along.

    I adore Tabatha! It took me awhile to warm up to her, but now I think she is awesome! Some salons/owners are more challenging than others. Tabatha quickly assessed Debbie’s stubborn temperament and inability to manage/educate her staff or promote her salon. Tabatha is at her best in that interview towards the end where an emotional and defensive Debbie tries to talk over Tabatha. Seems this salon makeover was a success story based upon Tabatha’s follow-up visit!

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      I was actually surprised that Tabitha was able to reach her and didn’t react impatient when the owner became defensive and emotional.

      I was even more surprised when she came back and saw that the owner really was trying.

      It was a great show

  4. WindyCityWondering says:

    Great blog Quincy. Watching the show last night I was amazed – those color jobs were horrible – the amount of dye on the client’s scalp, the chunks of unnatural/clashing colors and the coupons/letters! Tabitha didn’t really comment on that and seemed more interested in teaching the stylists basic cutting techniques. Overall, I really admire how Tabitha’s formula works and how she deals with people in general.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      While Tabitha did comment on the coupons, she was more interested in staff morale, professionalism and how to deal with a difficult owner. I felt bad for the employees as working for a tempermental owner is never easy. Bottomline – it was a good episode.

    • quincyil says:

      The girl who was dissastified with her multi colored streaking has a valid complaint. It was so unnatural. I think Tabatha was concerned about the client’s feeling and did not say what she really thought about that dye job.

      Tabatha is honest, but she also is careful about what she says in front of clients. She also is careful to take stylists aside rather than embarass them in front of clients if she has a big point to make.

      I really like Tabatha.

      • TLM says:

        My girl crush on Tabatha continues. Great show, although I think Bravo in the promos made the owner seem far crazier than she was in real life. The “stalker” coupons had me laughing hysterically. Those “I am confused…why haven’t you called me?” letters to people were the best. I’m amazed no one called the police. LOL. I thought it was insane how they were running 5,000 promotions at once. At least none of them required pole dancing like their Provincetown neighbors up the road.

        I went to college in Boston and knew where this salon was located even though I joined the show late; the accents were a dead giveaway. It looks like Tabatha’s crew started in Boston and worked their way north. I’ve been wondering whether they should mix up locations when they air so that each week it seems like she’s somewhere very different in the country from the previous week. That said, it’s been interesting to see 3 different salons in Massachusetts in a row.

        • nathania says:

          It really bothered me to find out that Dougie in Provincetown went back to all the tacky stuff he was doing. In fact, it seems like he might have exploited Tabatha by saying at the meeting right after she left, “I’m Dougie and I’m taking over”. That rubbed me completely wrong.

  5. BambiBaby22 says:

    I am watching the series “sneak peek” of RHofA (2008) and my my my…..the phony-ness of the ladies on here is funny. Remember Sheree had an “entourage”? She did in the sneak peek! haha…Sheree also reminded the viewers how “successful” she is…..was she talking about She by Sheree, because we all know how THAT ended. She had ner nasty pole stripping birthday party in her basement with the carpet that needs stretching. I must say, I like Sheree this season, I like her when she is quiet.
    DeShawn was showing off her new home…I wonder how she is doing? Lisa was pretending to have money.

    Nene is exactly the same only with a haircut…..gotta go now, New Jersey reunion is on now!

    • quincyil says:

      I remember that show and the wealth that they all displayed at the time. DeShawn moved with her family and now is divorced from her high school sweetheart. He has a new family with the other woman.

      • BambiBaby22 says:

        Oh my gosh, quincy, I googled the divorce and you are correct. That is sad. I wish her the best and I hope she gets half of his money! She seemed like the type of person that just wanted to live her life in season 1 and really tried to help others with her charities, etc.

      • buffywood says:

        I knew DeShawn back in 1999-2000. DeShawn’s locker was next to mine at the gym and I probably saw her 3 times a week or so. She was always very nice.

        • quincyil says:

          She seems nice, but she had no sense of money. Did she think his position would go on forever? She was hiring so many people to run the house. Her kids are still young, I’m sure she got enough to live on now.

          I remember reading about the first wives like Nancy Sinatra who had great settlements at the time of the divorce, but really have difficulties when they get old. Johnny Carson’s first wife took him to court for more money over the years. She had several of his sons, but they divorced before he started making his millions.

          Kelly Bensimon, Sonja Morgan, Kim Richards, and Sherree Whitfield are in the same position. They had a lot of money once upon a time, but the prince moved to another palace and left them behind.

          • buffywood says:

            It will only get more and more difficult as the children get older and child support disappears. I was raised by a very smart man who stressed the difference between WANTING a man in my life and NEEDING a man in my life. My dad taught me the importance of education and being able to be financially secure on my own and he also taught me how to fix cars, rewire outlets, use power tools, mow the lawn, and pretty much all of the “manly” stuff.

            • nathania says:

              your dad deserves a medal! hug him for me.

              It is a dangerous game a lot of these ‘housewives’ play and not all of them are going to end up like Camille Grammar.

    • Sparkles says:

      Bambi,
      Do you happen to have a link to that RHOA 2008 sneak peak? I looked for it online but was unsuccessful.
      Thanks!

    • boston02127 says:

      I didn’t like Sheree from day one. She’s acting a bit more humble this season. I’m sure if her pocketbook were padded she’d go right back to being a biatch.

      • TLM says:

        She still throws in lines like that her daughter has good taste, and “it runs in the family.” Grating.

    • TLM says:

      WTH did Sheree need a “creative director” on her staff of servants for??? That sounds like a cake job if ever there was one.

  6. WindyCityWondering says:

    It is funny that any random day Bravo can throw us a schedule full of memories. The Sneak Peak of Atlanta, the New Jersey reunion brawl….ah now it is OC -guess it is time to wash the kitchen floor and get the laundry going.

    • quincyil says:

      I have set record on an old tv for all housewives shows. You forget the early shows after a while and I thought having a record would be a good thing.

      • karenne says:

        Looking back is sometimes, eye opening, and explains current season, when wondering about WHY so and so did this?
        Just check the History, just like in Real Life….if you know History, You’ll know whats up the road.

        Love reading all your comments, and appreciate your blog entries, so thanks!!! karenne

  7. Shannon says:

    Kelly Ripa just announced that Kyle Richards would be on Live with Regis & Kelly tomorrow. I wonder if she will still act like it’s all Kims fault?

    • Brigid A. says:

      Seriously? Can’t Kyle’s “manager” (the woman who tagged along to the b-day party who Kyle commanded to prevent Kim from leaving) rein her in and advise her to just shut up and disappear for awhile? Kim has remained silent, no statements or blogs.

      • Shannon says:

        I’m so curious to see what she has to say. I wonder if the blame game continues. It must be a last minute add because she is not listed on my TV listing.

        • Brigid A. says:

          Shannon, I’ll rely on you to watch and give us an update. I cannot stand to see or listen to Kyle at this point. And I have to add that Kyle’s continuous hair grooming/pawing is extremely distracting and annoying. There, I said it. LOL!

          • Shannon says:

            Will do Brigid. Kyle also makes me sick now, but I just want to see who she blames and what she says about Kim.

          • Debbie says:

            OMG. I didn’t know that bothered anyone else. That drove me craaazzzyyy. Kim Z and Kelly do it too.

            • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

              Kelly is an amateur at the hair touching game compared to Kim Z and Kyle, although I think Kelly invented it. Kim Z and Kyle took it to another level.

              • Brigid A. says:

                Yes, even in the midst of Kyle’s rage in the limo, she had to do her hair swing multiple times for the closeups. We get it, Kyle, your hair is great but your sister Kim has a radiant, natural beauty that shines through and you cannot compete with her. You’re not all that.

        • nathania says:

          I think it has to do with realizing that public sympathy is with Kim. I don’t think any one at Bravo, conscienceless as they are, predicted that the public would empathize with Kim. When she won the poll the other night Andy Cohen gasped aloud, he really seemed shocked. I think that’s about when the statement from Kyle came out and now this appearance. She needs to shut up, but I suppose she’s used to trying to control (i.e. taint) perceptions about Kim…I still can’t get over the time Kim was talking to her own daughter and Kyle jumped in and started putting Kim down in front of the daughter and then started texting Kim about that argument right in front of her. I’d have slapped her (Kyle) I think.

          I have to wonder at this point whether big Kathy created or fabricated an emotional condition in Kim just as a vehicle to abuse and control her…because the family’s finances depended on her. Or, as Kim said, the family’s lifestyle depended on her. So Kyle, seeing Mom act like a lunatic, picks up where big Kathy left off, not even realizing that her behavior is in no way normal or acceptable. To bad she had to learn this via showing her true colors on tv…it totally explains that ‘deer in the headlights’ look that Kim has always worn, since childhood.

      • VincenzoNewYork says:

        @Brigid A. I hope she’s okay. Kim needs to tell the public something! The reunion was taped a few weeks ago and therefore it is not recent enough to know how she is. She must feel ashamed or something. At least so many people have been reaching out to her.

        • Brigid A. says:

          Vincenzo, I truly hope she is getting the love, help and support she needs and keeps her distance from Kyle. I admire her silence. It would take a lot of restraint for me to do the same in her circumstances.

          • VincenzoNewYork says:

            @Brigid: I like your reasoning and justification. Silence is in her best interest. I guess we’ll find out what happened to her during the reunion, and hopefully she can put Kyle and Taylor in their places. I definitely think she needs to be far away from St. Kyle. I wonder how her other family reacted to events surrounding the sisters, since I am certain that they know this happened.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          I wonder why they film the reunion before the last show- I think they are missing in on so much viewer feedback/questions/concern by doing it like that.

          • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

            I was thinking the same thing. No viewer questions about the finale since the reunion was already done by the time the finale aired?????

      • Katie says:

        See this just makes me think that Kim who IMHO did nothing wrong, doesn’t need to talk about it and others (Kyle,Taylor, Camille) need to get as much press and face time they can to explain that we are all wrong. Jill tried that and it didn’t work

    • quincyil says:

      It’s telling that she’s going to be there without Kim.

      I guess this entire viewing season, the sisters have been estranged and we did not know it.

    • Katie says:

      Of course more damage control just like JZ

  8. kbinldo says:

    Great recap as always, Quincy! 😀

  9. Mimisfbay says:

    Oh, Quincy, thanks for the recap! Last night there was a power outage; right in the middle of Tabatha. I was sure that she had another owner that learned nada. So glad to be wrong!

    • quincyil says:

      We have satellite tv and satellite internet. I am always worried that a storm will affect my ability to make sure your guest blogs are sent to Lynn so my plan is to go to the new Starbucks if Hughes network satellite fails and to sit in the lunch room of the the hospital in the middle of the night to catch the show.

      I kid you not… I actually have this as my back up plan.

  10. quincyil says:

    Calvin Tran of “The Fashion Show” is very busy with “hype” press today and for the next few days. He is having a party in an apartment in Central Park West tonight.

    We know Calvin. Would he have a party if someone else won?

    • karenne says:

      are you saying…Calvin wins?
      He is talented, but crazy and rude.
      But, when he made the last five, I saw they were keeping him.
      His ideas, are fabulous, but not always worked out in fabric.
      time constraints….

      I like this show alot. Any show, where clothes are being designed…I’m a fan.

      the girl is too immature, the other guy is not guts and glory enough, but calvin is in your face.
      but often, Over the Top Rudeness, loses, on these shows.
      hmmmmm, Personally there were very few clothes that walked that were the original design, and drawing.

      I thought the “other guy” would win, but yet Calvin is the name I remember.
      ???
      karenne

      • quincyil says:

        I am just guessing. I love Jeffrey’s work and the judges wanted some of his designs. I am staying up to write the blog right after the show. I will also google and see if some of them “shared” about the competition. The Calvin Tran Twitter has been very interesting. LOL

    • TLM says:

      OH NO…HERE GO HELL COME!!!

      I just can’t resist the opportunity to say that. Ever.

  11. FlowerPower (no longer StillaWallflower) says:

    Don’t know if anyone has seen this yet, but the CW is considering a show pairing a celebrity with a “hater”–giving the celeb a chance to win over the person. Who else wants to see Lynn and JZ do this?! LOL.

    http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/01/24/cw-hater-h8/

    • Cusi77 says:

      Good found Power! I will DIE to watch Lynn and JZ! But imagine… “Who hates Jill Zarin?” The line makes miles… Will JZ want to be confronted? I doubt it! She is full of herself!

      • HD says:

        OMG!!! Lynn has to do this!! How do you sign people up?! We can all write in!!

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          As amusing as it would be to watch- it would be JZ trying to BS Lynn. Lynn not buying it. Jill shrieking ‘bully’ at Lynn.

    • Adgirl says:

      Lynn’s not a hater!! But that’s a great idea.
      I’d still like to see Jill tawk her way through her excuses to Lynn. We’d love to be won over by Jill and I’m sure Lynn’s game.

      • quincyil says:

        Who would go on a show with the title, “hater?”

        If Lynn does go on, I will research and provide her with exact quotes from Jill Zarin to use as evidence in the discussion.

    • FlowerPower (no longer StillaWallflower) says:

      I think Lynn should be booked as the celebrity. We all know who the REAL hater is!!

    • Sparkles says:

      That is hysterical!!
      I do think someone here should apply!!

  12. Cusi77 says:

    Good Morning Lynn! Good morning to everyone!

    Great Blog Quincy, Thank you!

    I enjoyed last night Tabatha’s show. This was a difficult one! Tabatha knows how to succeed in her intervention. I admire her more in every episode. She is very assertive.
    And then she takes the scissors… here we have the master! She knows her trade!

  13. quincyil says:

    I have to be honest… I am hyped over the conclusion of “The Fashion Show” tonight.
    I am going to miss the competition, but I am excited about their creations tonight.

    Here’s a small part of an interview from someone who met with Jeffrey, Dominique and Calvin yesterday for lunch:

    but they did give us clues to their inspiration. Jeffry drew largely from his mother’s favorite colors red and fuchsia, and Dominique experimented with the idea of silence in chaos to dress a girl in New York City. Calvin ran away from his instincts.
    “I tried to do anti-Calvin Tran. More minimalistic. Stripped down. No more drama, no more accessories, no more makeup,” Tran said. “It’s a surprise for the audience. Something that I’ve not done yet.”
    So who has the best chance at winning? We’re placing an unofficial bet on Dominique. She was just too quiet during the roundtable interview (and too giddy on the elevator ride to lunch). Also, after she said she hopes “to be showing in New York Fashion Week in the next year,” Calvin surprised us and chimed in that he expected great things from her, and sort of gave Jeffry the “Oh, and you, too.” Signals, much? Either that or NBC is purposefully trying to throw us off the scent.
    http://www.styleite.com/media/the-fashion-show/#

    OK… Isaac said that the winner had a near perfect collection in an article that I put on the board over ther weekend. Here Calvin says he went anti Calvin and skipped the fringe on the bottom and ugly fake stone trim that made his yellow/not tomato dress so ugly to Iman. So… because of my research, I still think Calvin won. I didn’t get a fancy lunch with the stars of the show, but I had my morning break with google.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Calvin did a fabulous mini collection last show. He does know how to design and produce in the quickness the challenges require. ITA – Calvin takes it all. But I will watch because I really want to see what Dominique and Jeffrey bring to the party.

  14. Cusi77 says:

    @Quincy_ Do you know if it will be another Proyect Runway season? I have been a fan… a dissapointed fan from last season that Getchen won.

    I was Eduardo’s big fan to win, if not Cesar, if not Jeffrey… not Calvin… He is creative and talented, not doubt, but not the best among them.

    • FlowerPower (no longer StillaWallflower) says:

      Cusi, I was just reading on Tom and Lorenzo’s blog about Runway:
      http://tomandlorenzo2.blogspot.com/2011/01/project-runwaymasters.html

      They mention a possibility of a Runway: Masters edition. I didn’t go digging further.

      OT–I noticed your posts about your jewelry. My daughter sells on Etsy. I really recommend it for getting started. She also found a local shop that took some items on consignment (the owner set the prices in keeping with the rest of her inventory). When she sold a few pieces that way, they offered to stock more. Good luck with your wearable art!

      • Cusi77 says:

        Thank you Flower Power! For this one time I’ve decided that it will be an honor not to sell the bracelet but to make it a girft…

        I went to Etsy.com as you recommended. I found as well another place called Arful… now I have some idea about prices.
        When I bought my silver it was in $14.00… today is $24.00!!!

        Thank you!

  15. error404 says:

    did anyone catch Bethenny on Good Day this morning?

    • Yes, I watched Bethenny on Good Day New York this morning. Rosanna Scotto asked her about Jill and Bethenny said that they were no longer friends. She also said that she was happier without the friendship.

  16. VincenzoNewYork says:

    It’s snowing in NYC and on Long Island!! I have had enough of it.

    • buffywood says:

      Me too! I am in Philly and I am tired of it snowing every 4-5 days.

      • tootsie says:

        Buffywood, where do you live in Philly? I’m now in Indiana but lived in Havertown, King of Prussia and Landsdale. Sure do miss the Mummer’s parade, REAL Philly cheesesteaks and the great history of “our” town. Moving to the mid-west was certainly a culture shock. I adjusted to them but they are still trying to get my “smart a$$” attitude.

        • buffywood says:

          Very close. I live during the school year in Springfield and Avalon during the summer. Philly cheesesteaks is one of the reasons I am trying to lose weight, god I love them! As for the smart a$$ attitude, I totally know what you mean, me too! My dad always says it is better to be a smart ass than a dumb ass. We have been thinking about moving to FLA during the past year or so, right now there is just so many things up in the air.

          • VincenzoNewYork says:

            can you guys describe the smart a$$ attitude? lol. I’ve always heard that midwesterners were sweet and caring. I guess it depends where in the mw.

            • VincenzoNewYork says:

              actually nvm, I misread the posts. oops.

              • Brigid A. says:

                LOL! And I thought California was the capitol of Smart A$$ attitude? Or maybe NY….. any thoughts on that, Vincenzo???

            • buffywood says:

              Lol.. I have a good example of my smart ass attitude. As most of you know I am one of the ones trying to lose weight this year. My boyfriend said tonight “I am going to have to start calling you Frosty”, and my reply was “Why, because I am such a cold hearted bitch?”. He laughed and said it was because I melting away before his eyes. Me: smart ass from Philly, him: nice guy from the South.

          • TLM says:

            Did either of you get to see Bethenny at the Merriam or the DuPont?? I missed both shows. 😦

            • buffywood says:

              I didn’t. I thought about it but had plans already for Friday night and considering our baby sitter (aka my dad) left for Florida and I had an all day cheerleading competition with my daughter of U of Penn Sunday I felt bad leaving our son with my BF so much over the weekend.

        • TLM says:

          Tootsie, what brought you to Indiana?

          I guess all three of us aren’t true Philadelphians since we’re in the burbs… so why do people still think we’re so outspoken?!? God knows what they’d say if we were from South Philly. LOL.

          They re-ran the OC reunion today and I am dying to know how Frank Curtin came to meet Lynn and end up in California. Is there any shred of doubt that he’s from Philly???!?!?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I grew up on Long Island and remember snow storms that dumped enough to allow us to walk over the top of backyard fences. Now I give snow a pass in January. I resent it in February. I hate it in March. I pretend not to see it in April and refuse to shovel it.

      • neroes says:

        I also grew up on Long Island. Now I’m in Fl. I remember a snowstorm on St. Patricks Day and I took the LIRR in to work in the city standing in between two train cars. A man opened the door in Jamaica Station and pulled me inside. I miss a lot of things in NY but not the snow.

        • VincenzoNewYork says:

          It didn’t stick!!! We’ve had like 2 or 3 major major snow storms this winter and very cold temperatures, which is unusual for this area. It was like 6 degrees yesterday!

          • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

            Hi V – There’s more coming Wed. and Thurs.!!!!

            • VincenzoNewYork says:

              @LavaLady- nooooooooooooooooo!!! lol haha. The streets get icy here at night. (I’m sure everywhere) The town does not do a good job plowing, except for the main roads.

              • VincenzoNewYork says:

                @LavaLady- then we’ll be snowed in and we’ll have to watch RH all day on thursday. I missed one episode from BH so I have to watch it. It was the infamous NY episode!!

      • VincenzoNewYork says:

        aww you went from one major city/suburb to another major city/ suburb!! NY —-> Chicago. Do you like living in the midwest more then the east coast? I personally would like to move away from LI.

        • VincenzoNewYork says:

          @WCW the comment above.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Hey V – I love the midwestern people and Chicago is an incredible, vibrant and fun city. But I truly love NYC and always will. I love to travel and I research before I go anywhere so I can make the most of the adventures. I hope you get the chance to experience other cities and people too!

  17. Brigid A. says:

    OT, and perhaps someone has already posted this, but Academy Award nominees have been announced. Michelle Williams was nominated for Best Actress but not Ryan Gossling? Haven’t seen that movie, but seems odd he would be excluded. I’m a big fan of Ryan, Michelle not so much.

    • Adgirl says:

      I don’t have a strong opinion about her acting, but I thought she was super classy, private and composed about Heath Ledger’s death.
      She really takes her role as a parent very seriously, which I admire.

      When my ex died under similar circumstances I was a wreck.

      • Brigid A. says:

        You are right. She was very dignified and private. Heath Ledger’s death still saddens me. I thought he had such potential.

        I am sorry to hear about your ex’s tragic death, Adgirl. Thank you for sharing.

      • TLM says:

        I am a huge Heath fan, and I was just saying the other day that I’m not satisfied with what everyone was told. I feel like so many questions were left unanswered. Besides being a great actor and dad, he was such an intelligent, sensitive person. I’ve listened to interviews he did when he was in his 20s that blew me away. Such a loss for the public as well as his family and friends. I also am so impressed by the work Michelle has done. She has managed to work quite a bit, yet not wind up in the gossip pages or get sucked into the Hollywood craziness.

        I am sorry as well to hear about your ex.

  18. Amber...Real Wife says:

    What Kim NEEDS to do *neck rolling* LOL, is to WRITE A BOOK!!! A tell all of her childhood working and supporting her family. Living rich and living “poor”. Abuse suffered at the hands of her mother and now sister. Her love life, with teen heart throbs and later her marriages and lovely kids. Her drinking, if it is what Kyle says it is, rehab or breakdown stints and tell me that wont go #1 with HW fans, old disney fans, mouseketeers and Hilton fans. We KNOW she remembers everything!

    Someone tweet her immediately! LMAO For real before Kyle takes the idea and it bombs like Secrets of a Jewish Queefer!

    • Pantry Viewer says:

      Brilliant! That way, Vile Kyle can’t be screaming in her face the whole time she is trying to talk 🙂 Poor Kim. I wish there was a way to let her know she is supported.

      • Brigid A. says:

        You could post a comment for Kim on the Bravo site. Even though she doesn’t have a current blog, many people are posting supportive comments on the last blog Kim wrote back in December. I hope she reads them.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          She could also tweet her although her account doesn’t really look that active.

          Kyle was sure to retweet a message from Paris saying that she loves her aunts and sometimes sisters fight.

          • Amber...Real Wife says:

            Me???? It’s all of US darling! LOL

            It could reach her by aero plane, cross the desert like an arab man, I don’t care how it gets there, just get it there if you can!

            Credit is unecessary.

          • Pantry Viewer says:

            Makes me want to, well, hurl. So glad Paris gave her endorsement of Kyle’s behavior. What.ev.er! I am put off, as well, by Kyle releasing a statement through her “publicist” on Bravo, hitting the talk show circuit, etc. How disgusting she is. Worry about that Hollywood image…blech.

            • kbinldo says:

              In a town full of phonies, apparently she *is* afraid of being herself. Or of being taped being herself with said tape broadcasted to millions of homes. Either way, Kyle tumbled to the bottom of my list with her assault on Kim.

          • Katie says:

            Kyle was very quick to come out and cover her arse, which was quite telling to me.

          • Katie says:

            Well if I had an Aunt who was so supportive of my STD’s and sex tape business I too would support her little silly squabbles with my other Aunt .

    • Kellita says:

      I was thinking the same thing! Kim’s had an interesting life. Melissa Gilbert published her memoirs and was really honest about her alcoholism, etc, and I think her book did pretty well. I’m thinking Kim would have a similar market.

    • Debbie says:

      I’m not sure if she’ll see it but I tweeted to her about it. And to do it before her sister does.

      • Amber...Real Wife says:

        Thanks! Let’s hope she gets it and thinks about it. Who knows what Kyle is planning. But I know one thing, I don’t trust a word out of VileKyle’s mouth. Her book would get anyone dizzy with all the spin it would contain. Kim needs a book deal ASAP.

    • nathania says:

      She could definitely go on Celebrity Rehab. Now that Eric Roberts, who is A-list in terms of talent in my book, has been on there, the door is wide open for someone like Kim to go. Kyle has pretty much made a martyr out of her in the minds of the viewing public right now…she needs to exploit that. If she’s as broke as they say, that is.

  19. lillybee says:

    I think they Kyle has gotten physical on Kim more than a few times.

    • Pantry Viewer says:

      Absolutely looked like that had happened before.

      My mom was an abusive alcoholic and went after me like that. I have seen that scene played out before and it didn’t look like that was the first time Kyle has gone after Kim.

    • Katie says:

      Well she was sitting next to a car door, which if she just wanted to get out her ass was already there, so the attack vs. quick car exit to get away does make you wonder.

    • PJ says:

      I agree. The way Kim looked it was like she had to know what was coming. I wonder what would have happened if Adrienne had not been there?

  20. Adgirl says:

    I’m surprised more people from the RH’s past don’t speak up.

    Not a peep about how long LuAnn’s marriage was on the rocks, or former employees of Vicki Gulvason’s complaining about her woo-hooing, or any neighbor’s of the Giudice’s talking about their fights.

    Very little. I read recently that a resident of the Cota de Caza neighborhood (OC) said Vicki G ran a stop sign and wasn’t friendly looking. Now that’s some juicy dirt.

    • Pantry Viewer says:

      I think that’s odd as well, Adgirl. You know, particulary for the more odious among them, I’m surprised people from their past haven’t been spilling their guts.

      • Brigid A. says:

        Taylor/Shana comes immediately to mind with her how many former names/aka’s? And Russell? Would love to know how she persuaded him to participate in a reality show.

  21. BambiBaby22 says:

    I am in the third hour of NY reunion. Ramona and I are both renewed. Romona is renewed with her hair and attitude and skin. Me? I am renewed by my “hate” of Jill. I needed this little reminder of how vile and jealous she is.

  22. tootsie says:

    OMG – I didn’t read Bambi’s blog before I turned on the TV and there they were, the rhny Reunion of Season 3 – the season from hell. Jill, with 30 lbs. of red tresses, Krazy Kiki with dead birds adorning her malformed body, Luann (formerly Countess, now Count-less), shoulder exposed with her “She’s so vain” look and the couch with four (count them) less crazy women. Bethenny, beautiful as ever, even with a tad too much ruffle, Alex looking poised and lovely, Sonya well dressed and calm and Ramona in her little black dress and new hairdo all countering the insanity that flows forth from Sasquach’s pie hole. Ah, those were the daze. I can’t put myself through this again. BE WARNED BE PREPARED

    • BambiBaby22 says:

      Toostsie, I am nervous about the new season. I don’t want Sonya and Alex to be fighting. I like their friendship as a storyline.

      • tootsie says:

        Bambi: I don’t think Alex and Sonya are going to go at it. Bravo takes bits and pieces of programs and edits them together so they come off as being something they are not. Both of these ladies (and they are ladies) have too much class to drop to the level of the “three mouthkateers”. Alex came out full force last season because she took Jill’s rudeness for two seasons and never fought back. Well that changed and Alex met the Monster head on. I won’t be watching this year so I will be counting on Lynn and all the family to keep me abreast of the craziness.

    • quincyil says:

      I am recording the reunion. I don’t think Jill Zarin was a changed person in the reunion, but I am going to pay attention to her comments to Kelly Bensimon when Kelly accused the other women of bullying. I want Jill’s exact words. I will put them on the board as a reminder for all when I get home.

      • tootsie says:

        I love you Quincy – and I love you Lynn -and all of you out there who keep us informed.

      • Katie says:

        Well if you can trust twitter this morning Alex, Jill and Crazy are all getting along or so they would have us believe. Something about a ball-game, I think the Knicks, Crazy was going to and invited Jill and Alex. Alex opted out spend time with the kids, I think Crazy took offense but Jill said to Alex all is cool. I HATE TWITTER so someone else will have to copy and paste but that was the gist of the convo this morning.

        • Jill, Ramona and Kelly went to a NY Knicks game last night. Someone tweeted Alex and asked her why she didn’t go. The tweets are below. I think Ramona and Kelly were offended by the “photo op” comment. For some strange reason, Kelly deleted her tweet.

          (name deleted) @mccordalex how come your not at Knicks game with the other RHONYC?

          @mccordalex said: Night with my kids v. Photo op at basketball? Kids win everytime @kikilet @RamonaSinger & @JillZarin have much older kids

          ramonasinger @mccordalex. Not a photo op its a date night wit Mario who loves the Knicks and I had fun7!

          mccordalex @ramonasinger that’s great! So glad 2hear it &hope u guys had fun, plus u don’t have little ones home! Guessing nobody else brought dates;-)

          kikilet(Kelly) @mccordalex alex. Please dont mean tweet. If you want to go to a game, i’ll ask for you. Ask politely.its all good. @jillzarin @ramonasinger

          Jillzarin @mccordalex Its all good. See you Thursday!

          • PJ says:

            Did Alex only respond to Ramona?

            • nathania says:

              I’m kind of wondering now based on all that if the ladies have decided to ‘go along to get along’ or whatever…and of course, Alex is a truthteller and she isn’t going to be able to be fake like that. I hope she doesn’t end up ostracised because she’s not willing to be a hypocrite. But it wouldn’t surprise me.

              I have to say, I loathe the thought of “the alliance of four” from last season, or the three that are left, getting along with Jill and KKB. The Countless I can just barely tolerate, but the other two can kick rocks.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Jillz is a person who will change only to achieve her immediate goal, not because her behavior is harmful to someone else. Granted Reunions are grueling/stressful but she could not even change for that one day!

        • BambiBaby22 says:

          Jill changes her behavior based on “polls”. She may be being “friendly” with Alex now because Jill realizes the majority of viewers were on Alex’s side. I guess Jill’s bluff was called when she said that she would not return to the show if Alex was invited back.
          The contempt Jill had for Alex at the reunion was intense! There is NO WAY Jill has changed her attitude toward Alex. Jill will not be able to change her spots for the whole season. I can’t wait.

          • quincyil says:

            I have an exercise class with some female executives and professionals. They all have watched RHNYC and they all knew Jill Zarin from the program. They all remembered season 3. It’s hard to forget.

            Alex wants to stay on TV so she had gone with the flow. You can’t blame her. She is trying to survive in Brooklyn.

            Everyone has their own agenda on Planet Earth. Alex seems to have changed from the nice person of season two. We will have to see if she changed so much that no one recognizes her.

            • Brigid A. says:

              Quincy, glad to hear that your executive female friends are following the show. It’s amazing that this HW franchise has become a fascinating study of human behavior…or should I say female behavior? I started off watching NY wanting to see those ladies leading fabulous lives in a city I’ve always wanted to visit. Wasn’t expecting this level of drama but can’t stop watching!!!

          • WindyCityWondering says:

            Watching again Jill had her lasers trained on Alex the entire reunion. Hopefully Alex will be cool this season – but I think Jill will be sending her trained sasquatch after her (so Jill looks like it isn’t her being the bully).

    • TLM says:

      I wanted to handcuff Kelly since I was gritting my teeth every time she played with her hair or leaned forward so she could flip her hair back with both hands. Her hair looked like a mess and her face looked like she had rubbed Vaseline over it at the very start of the show. Basically I couldn’t stand to watch her, much less listen to her.

      Bethenny did say her dress was a little too reminiscent of Dynasty (!) but her hair and makeup were fantastic. I liked her at that weight. Her face was filled out and I really thought she never looked better.

      • vilzvet says:

        Ugh, I agree that watching that display was as Kelly would call it, very eighth grade! Wasn’t there a publicist offstage to point it out to her during breaks? Hell if I was Luann I would have grabbed her hand myself! Just try to picture one of the other ladies doing that, LOL. And Jill screaming “you were spread eagle in your husband’s hotel!” was ugly, ugly. It’s all just great knowing that as we watched the final fake hug by Jill that she has NOT ever seen Bryn and has lost her friendship with Bethenny. Yay!!

  23. Katie says:

    No doubt you all have watched this clip or someone here covered it already so apologies in advance if it’s all been said and done. But in this clip I was shocked to learn that Russell has something like 5 different kids from 5 different women. WOW! That Dwight guy in the video is Taylor or whatever her real name is step-brother and co-executive of that fake consulting company.

    http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-beverly-hills/season-1/videos/now-moment-of-the-week-weighing-in-on-russell

    • HD says:

      Russell has five kids?! Dang. Who would have thought.

      Why does it say Dwight is her friend and not her stepbrother?

    • Kansas Girl says:

      I posted this some time back, but I’m glad you posted it again. It has some interesting info. The guys say Russell has 3 kids by 3 different women.

      She seems to not know Jeff (the guy on the left) as well as she’s pretending because she refers to his new boyfriend and he says it’s been 2 years. (Bam!)

      Jeff and Dwight were together for 5.5 years.

      The clip doesn’t give Dwight’s last name, but we know it from it being on the company sites: Coates. This is not a name she has used. If he’s a child of her mother, Mr. Coates would be a marriage we didn’t know about. If he’s a child of her step-father, well, same — we don’t know about that one. (And why has she not used that last name? LOL)

      Now, how do we know he’s actually her step brother? I read it somewhere but dont’ know if that was reliable. He is of course an “actor” http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2106239/ .

      And whoa, hoss! Here’s his blog! http://dwightcoates.blogspot.com/ (I bow to the Google and Bing gods!) Pics. He says Taylor had a roaring 20s party at Comme Ca in May 2010. (I think we saw that!) He alludes to the show, but says he can’t tell more. He calls Taylor his close confidant. Says he grew up in Missouri. Mentions his mom. Moved to LA in 2004 (That’s when Taylor and Russell married, isn’t it?) He lived in Atlanta 2002-2004 and Dallas 1999-2002. He’s an only child, his mother lives in LA and she’s his main family. When he was young, growing up in MO, he put up Christmas decorations with parents. (I added this because we don’t understand how his family is entangled with Taylor’s – if at all.) He interned at Merrill Lynch in college.

      • Katie says:

        I thought it was on the kids bday episode and was the caption under Dwights name (Taylor’s Step-Brother).

        • Kansas Girl says:

          Ohhhh! If Bravo identified him as that, it must be true — or at least he or Taylor said it was. We can confirm that by watching re-runs. Thanks! He sure doesn’t talk about her like a relative in his blog.

    • TLM says:

      I just viewed…it sounds like he has 2 other kids with 2 women besides Taylor, for a total of three by three different women.

      How that human slug managed to get 3 different women into bed, I’ll never know.

  24. quincyil says:

    Jill has a paper back coming out of her book, but she wants people who already have the book to buy the new one because she has a chapter on bullying in it to make it timely. If you buy 10 books, she will call you on the phone at a prearranged time. Either Jill has a great time of free time so that she can make many calls or she is a busy person and doesn’t expect many people to take this offer. I remember she had some kind of contest and people submitted their work which took time to create and then she up and cancelled the contest. I was reading her facebook back then, and some people were upset with her. Making that offer seems to Jill like to me. Does she ever think before she does these things?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Write another book – that one was a dog! Now a paperback edition??? Maybe she should take Bethenny’s advice and get a hobby!

      • quincyil says:

        Jill has a hobby. She tweets good blogs so they can have 10,000 hits and make lots of money. She also tweets for free cookies and boxes of expensive liquor.

      • HD says:

        Wait a minute…are you serious? If you buy 10 books she will call you at a prearranged time? This is going to far. These housewives are NOT celebrities for real! You are NOT that important, special, wonderful that people are literally thinking, “Oh goodness! Jill Zarin is going to call me!!”

        This has went way to some of their heads! When I was kid people were WORTHY of having fans. You know people like Michael Jackson or someone on that international, I can’t walk down the street without a mob forming type of fame! This is just stupid!

        • quincyil says:

          I watched her twitter lately. Every day all day long she is thanking her fan. She thanked the Arubu fans, the Australian fans, and the Chicago fans. She also accepts gifts from her fans and thanks them.

          Just google “Jill Zarin twitter” and you can read her thoughts too.

          • HD says:

            So basically she is just all about getting free stuff. I promise they say once you have money you never have to spend money. She gives a company a shout out and they send her liquor. Uhhhhhhhhhhh you just made me hate her even more!

    • Kansas Girl says:

      Sometimes I read too fast. Here’s what I read: “If you buy 10 books, Jill will call you on the phone and bully you.” Hah!

      • quincyil says:

        I can’t imagine what she would say.

        • BambiBaby22 says:

          Maybe the first 5 minutes of the call would be Jill screaming at you “That’s a lie!” “You are a liar!” “Big Mouth” “Mind your own business” and then she would have a quick conference with her PR team and the last 5 minutes of the conversation would be her humbly proclaiming “I was wrong”, “I shouldn’t have said that” “I was trying to be funny like Bethenny” “I don’t know why I hold grudges” and “I’m sorry, ok?”

  25. Brigid A. says:

    Interesting blog over at Reality Tea about Taylor’s Bravo blog. The moderator has provided an exact transcript of the beginning of Taylor and Kim’s exchange at the party. It totally contradicts Taylor’s version of approaching Kim for a friendly little heart-to-heart. Taylor was aggressive and confrontational from the start. Taylor/Shana may end up removing her blog as Camille did when she received so many negative responses.

    • vilzvet says:

      All the responses have been removed from Taylor’s blog! Wow. And Kyle’s comments are well over 1000.

      • quincyil says:

        Taylor looked a little surprised when Andy told her that twitter world was upset with her on WWHL.

      • Brigid A. says:

        This morning Taylor had about 3 comments posted in response to her blog, all negative. I’m guessing we’ll see her blog disappear, too, when she can’t take the criticism. Recall that Camille removed her last blog and hasn’t re-posted another blog since. I’m surprised at how Bravo accommodates these divas.

        These HW’s must be so “delusional” (thanks, Kyle!), they actually think the viewers will believe their spin when they have been filmed saying/doing whatever they are denying!

        • Katie says:

          “I’m surprised at how Bravo accommodates these divas.”

          Assuming I understand the arrangement that the producers have with the HW’s (Pimp and Ho situation). I was lead to believe that the producers make money off of the little side experiments the HW’s try to sell us and all negative comments and bad press could hurt sales. I hardly doubt it has anything to do with producers feeling bad for the HW’s.

          • Brigid A. says:

            So true. Interesting that the Bravo Producer’s blog has received a lot of negative comments. He stated that the viewers will understand Kyle’s outburst at the finale because of what she’s had to tolerate with Kim all season, something along those lines.

            So basically they didn’t care about Kim’s dignity or even her safety, totally exploiting her in that limo scene from hell for high ratings.

            • PJ says:

              They have got to be kidding! Nothing will ever make me understand why Kyle attacked her sister on national TV. Kim left which was appropriate under the circumstances. Kyle stopped the limo driver from taking her home and went to the car and attacked her. I don’t care what Kim did all season nothing justifies what Kyle did.

      • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

        Some of the comments on Kyle’s blog are so, so long. There are over 1,000. No way I could read them all, but most of the ones I skimmed through were negative towards Kyle.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        Were they removed or just never added? I have been looking since it went up on Monday but didn’t see any. I wanted to see if they would post mine.

  26. Debbie says:

    I have been watching the reunions today and reading blogs as I am so excited for the reunion on Thursday. Two things that I read bothered me. 1. The dog that Taylor got rid of because her daughter is allergic to is a hypo allengenic breed. It’s a maltese. 2. Taylor claims that she throw elaborate birthday parties for her daughter because her own birthday parties were some of her fondess memories of her childhood but she claims to have been abused when she was a child. I have seen a lot of comments coming out from people who went to high school wth her and clain she was really stuck up and a mean girl. Maybe she took the abuse from home with her to schoo and if so than it does make sense. Now I am confused.

    • quincyil says:

      She was a cheerleader and they are usually in the cool girls’ clique.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I was surprised she got another dog for Kennedy, given the allergies, but give her a break – she loves her daughter. As for birthday parties – they mean different things to different people – maybe Taylor had cool parties in an ugly childhood. I never understood the younger the kid the bigger the party and Kennedy’s was over the top. But what I totally loved was all the fancy smancy BH trapping on display and then seeing the kids playing in the dirt (as kids tend to do)!

      • Brigid A. says:

        Can’t get past the image of Taylor jumping up on tables posing for photos at her 4-year old’s $60,000 Alice in Wonderland tea party while her shy daughter tried to be invisible.

        • Katie says:

          Yes that and the made up song plugging how pretty mom is was very funny. But that whole dog and bday thing didn’t really phase me I wish that was the worst of what we watched this season.

    • boston02127 says:

      Debbie–The book about the Hilton’s came today. If you’d like to give Lynn your address, she can pass it on to me and I’ll send you the book when I’m done with it.

      • Kansas Girl says:

        I just checked it out from the local library and can tell already it will be an enlightening read! (The friend who was with me did plenty of eye-rolling at my literary taste. Jealous! They’re all jealous of me!)

      • Debbie says:

        I will do that. Thank you VERY much. Do I send the money to you through Lynn or directly to you? I will try to read it fast and mail it back or do you want me to mail it to another blogger that wants to read it first? Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

  27. FlowerPower (no longer StillaWallflower) says:

    Kelsey Grammer is starting his own reality tv production company. He must have loved having Camille on RH. I wonder how this works with their divorce not finalized. Does she automatically have a claim to the business?

    http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/01/25/kelsey-grammer-reality-show/

  28. WindyCityWondering says:

    Been thinking about Andy’s role in the reunions. He let NJ dog pile Danielle. He didn’t even let the NY ladies tell their side of Scary Island. He went along with the no drama Atl reunion instead of calling them out on their boycott. The husbands on OC were grilled more than the women. He won’t let the DC ladies react to lies being told at the reunion. Andy has not improved in his role after all the reunions he as done.

    • Adgirl says:

      I think the reunions are a waste of my time.
      Nothing is answered. There are no follow up questions. It’s a total joke of an excuse for more advertising $ for a first run program. WWHL is awful but sometimes we get lucky with an off the cuff remark.

      • nathania says:

        I think it’s merely a vehicle for Andy Cohen to pretend to be some kind of moral arbiter or something.

        Scary that.

  29. jeang says:

    I want to know what idiot would buy 10 of Jillous books, or even 1? Most people dont have 10 enemies to give those discount, booby joke books to, unless its Jillous herself. She should think before she tweets, she is a bad joke and the laughing stock of nyc,uppper east side and her fabulous circle of friends. ..Bobby, Bobby, Bobby are you that looney as well?

  30. jeang says:

    Some crafty person should bedazzle a box of glue stix and gift a box each to Jillous and Krazy. This board is going to go balistic when the new season starts. We are already getting fired up by Jillous and Krazy and they are bringing the increase with their constant dillusional tweets.

  31. sydney says:

    So basically she is just all about getting free stuff. I promise they say once you have money you never have to spend money.

    ****As a Jew I will respond to her need for freebies….the cliche is true WE LOVE DEALS!!! And we all love joking about it…..it’s cultural and it’s like a secret handshake so to speak! LOL.

    • quincyil says:

      All celebrities get free stuff. Did you see the gift bags at Taylor’s event and Lisa’s event? At some events the gift bags are very valuable. I remember reading an article about the Countess loading up on free gifts at special room of a fashion show.

    • Adgirl says:

      Many “stars” give their free gift bags to their staff. Like the staff doesn’t know it was free. LOL

      • sydney says:

        SWAG is now taxable, no longer a freebie, so no wonder they “gift” it to their minions. The days of free cell phones, cars, jewelry ad nauseum are gone, thank god. Absolutely no reason they should have received such items just because they were born to Goldie Hawn (as an example) and were lucky enough to have been handed a career on a silver platter. Bitter much? YES! LOL.

        • sydney says:

          SWAG= stuff we all get.

          • HD says:

            @ Sydney-I’m bitter too. LOL! It seems like once you strike it rich you never have to spend one dime which is so backwards but I know a lot of people do this to get in the good graces of stars, get free advertising or whatnot. Must be nice!

  32. Fairweather Viewer says:

    Off the Tabitha topic here…

    First, I am repulsed by Kyle’s behavior. I have a sister who is 2 years older than me and she is an alcoholic. I understand the torment and turmoil that alcoholics can cause in the family, let alone the agony they cause themselves. However, that is no excuse for Kyle’s diarrhea of the mouth during the entire season nor is there any excuse for the way she has treated Kim all season. Kyle’s lunge towards Kim in the limo was very aggressive and I am in agreement that had Adrienne not been there, Kyle would have physically assaulted Kim. In addition, the whole scene with Kyle and her psychic was so ridiculous. I didn’t know whether to laugh or google “Insane Kyle Richards committed to psychiatric hospital”. When the psychic said something about Kyle having issues with another woman, I was like “Well, yeah, and obviously those issues are with the woman whose ashes and lock of hair she carries around with her. What gave you the clue there genius?” I’m sure Kyle has some good qualities but after that last episode, it is really hard to remember them.

    Second, Taylor’s house of cards is falling down around her faster than she can tweet. I suspect she will try to quietly go away for awhile and hope that people forget about her before next season.

    Third, Lisa and Adrienne are both likeable people. Lisa should have kept her issues with Taylor and the NY thing between Lisa and Taylor though. It was obvious that Kyle didn’t care what Taylor did or didn’t say to upset Camille. Kyle made that clear to Lisa when Lisa brought it up to her. Kyle was set on blaming Kim and hating Camille. It was sweet and brave of Adrienne to try to mediate between Kim and Kyle. Too bad for Adrienne that Kyle just wanted to play “kick the dog while it’s down”.

    Fourth, Camille…I could say so much about Camille but I won’t at this point. I reserve the right to say something later though. I’ve been through a divorce and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, even Camille. I wonder if that psychic of hers let her know about Kelsey’s infidelity when they were away from the camera.

    Fifth, Kim’s PR person is very clever. Kyle and Taylor seem to be digging their own graves. Kim doesn’t need to say anything. Very clever indeed at this point or so I think.

    I have more thoughts on the other HW’s but no time to post them.

    • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

      Fairweather, you should go onto Bravo.com and view the BH videos. There is on with Kyle introducing Lisa to her psychic. This is at Taylor’s party. The psychic “reads” Lisa and is totally off. Kyle is acting like freaking idiot, saying the most ridiculous things, and Lisa, well, you just know what Lisa is thinking by her expressions.

    • Adgirl says:

      I think I may wish I never heard of the Richards sisters. Too much real dysfunction and pain.

    • Debbie says:

      Man, I wish you had more time. That was an excellent post and analysis. Great post!!

  33. Adgirl says:

    Re: Jill’s’ paperback release of her Secrets book with the added chapter on bullying.
    This fascinates me because she has referred to certain websites she dislikes has “hate”blogs or there is cyber “bullying” occurring on them.
    What website and which posters is she referring to? Hmm??
    And what exactly will be IN Jill’s book? What examples will she be using? Will she claim to have been bullied??
    I CAN’T WAIT until this blows up in her face because Amazongate will be front and center. Does she think that is forgotten? Talk about bullying!

    Jill’s attorneys will say it can’t be proven that Jill’s grubby little hands typed that threatening e-note to the Amazon reviewer saying someone “should take away her cat”. However, it can be shown that came from Jill’s Amazon account, as did the slams to Bethenny and Alex’s books.

    There is evidence and Jill will be on the hotseat.

    What is Jill thinking? That was last year and no one will bring it up? That no one has screenshots?

    It’s like Jill has a restaurant that gave everybody food poisoning, and her response is to change the name of the restaurant but not clean up the kitchen? Then she tries to get the Health Dept to shut up?

    We are still getting sick!!

    • boston02127 says:

      Adgirl….I like your restaurant analogy. So true. Jill is such a blind moron and she just keeps it up and up and up. Instead of just bowing out and realizing that her book was a hugh tank she just doesn’t stop. As Lynn says, she’s like a dog with a bone. Apparently nothing embarrasses Jill.

    • quincyil says:

      I imaging Jill’s sister wrote the chapter since Jill didn’t write any of her own book. I’m sure she won’t mention names as she is a lawyer and knows what could happen. It’s just a way to get fans to buy more books.

    • Debbie says:

      I totally forgot about amazon-gate! I am so grateful for you alls better memories.

  34. boston02127 says:

    Great blog Q. Thanks.

  35. Adgirl says:

    BH predictions:

    Lisa and Kyle’s friendship will be ruined by Kyle’s friendship with Taylor.
    Kyle and Kim do not work things out.
    Viewers continue to be turned off by Kyle’s rage problem.

    So Kyle will be playing the role of both NeNe and Bethenny next season.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      I’m also going to guess that Camille (if she is back) will capitalize on the dynamics of Taylor, Kyle and Lisa.

      She will befriend Lisa- and talk about how none of this would have ever happened is Taylor didn’t stir the sh!t pot.

      Kyle’s lack of self control and Taylor’s lies and lack of basic human decency will be there down fall.

    • nathania says:

      One thing that was strange to me was that Lisa called Kyle her ‘best friend of many years’ yet Kyle had no idea what was going on with Cedric and apparently had to hear the background of his childhood on camera at the end of the season. Like Faye Resnick said, if someone is your good girlfriend you know what is going on in their life. Lisa seems like such a nurturer…if she and Kyle truly are best friends it’s clear that Kyle does all the talking/whining and Lisa does all the listening/supporting, otherwise Kyle would have known all the details about the Cedric saga.

  36. boston02127 says:

    Cusi—For some reason the email you sent went to my spam. I don’t know why because it never has before. Anyway…Congratulations! You should be so proud of yourself!

  37. Amber...Real Wife says:

    Taylor really pulled a fast one this season. At her charity fundraiser, she became a sympathetic character, when talking of the DV/abuse in her home as a child. I kind of understood, IF it were true, why she could want to change what she saw in the mirror. A weird way of fixing or controlling this new self like MJ. Then, with all the dysfunction shown in passionless marriage she gives the old this too can be you speech. No thanks. Then we have the advocate for the abused women, shown speaking abusively to Kim. Threatening her with violence for speaking the truth. She gleefully instigates a fight between the sisters, and makes herself the victim. Once Kim is ostracized and humiliated, Taylor’s night is a success! From the clips shown of the reunion, she will not give up the Kim bashing. Kyle continues her BFF relationship with Taylor no matter how much she’s mistreated Kim. We see Taylor asking Kyle for permission to out Kim’s “state” that night…is this their new understanding since Kyle now knows who started the finale fight? Will Taylor only attack if abusive Kyle deems it okay? When will it stop?

    Lastly, Kim mentioned how she told Camille they couldn’t be friends because of the Camille/Kyle drama. Sounds like that was a stipulation made by Kyle. Meanwhile, Kyle has become closer to Taylor after her disagreements with Kim. She has repeatedly insulted Kim and defended Taylor whenever they’ve had a squirmish. VileKyle definitely is a master manipulator. In order to have total control of Kim, in the HW’s circle, she’s isolated Kim. No friends for Kim in this cast as confidantes are strictly forbidden. All the filming of Kim will contain Kyle. Kyle is a user. She’s used Kim her whole life. Even when she’s helping Kim, she using her as she uses the occasion to play victim/martyr. She’s an emotional vampire.

    • firepainter says:

      Really good points. Just watched the clip of the reunion and Taylor is a master of deflection, will not give a straight answer to Kim and takes no responsibility for her actions/remarks. I too noticed her looking to Kyle for permission. What a weird dynamic between those three.

    • Brigid A. says:

      St. Kyle needs a serious reality check. She was riding high on viewer support of her well-crafted image of amazing wife of an adoring, faithful husband and generous provider, who always has her back (as she tearfully counsels Taylor that she deserves a marriage just like hers), loving mother with the the most amazing, wonderful children, a veritable martyr and caretaker of her sister the lush, because, for the 1,000th time, she has informed all of America about fulfilling the burden of her dying mother’s wish. Oh, and she has tons of girlfriends, too, because she is just the greatest friend a woman could want.

      It can all come crumbling down on Kyle. Just ask Camille. Is Kyle so certain Mauricio won’t get tired of this drama queen and dump her ass for some genuinely kind, emotionally grounded woman who doesn’t abuse his American Express card? I would not wish pain on anyone, but Kyle’s smugness, arrogance and cruelty towards her sister may be her own undoing.

      Then she wouldn’t even have the status as wife of the local BH real-a-tor.

      • California35 says:

        Oh wow, I didn’t think of that. Nothing is for ever. I do think though, that she is good to him and they love each other…

        I have been thinking about Taylor and Kyle..since there has been a lot said about Taylor’s background…I have been worry that she is hoping to get Kyle to help trust her so much that she will give her $ or that she will buy her products (diet pills or whatever). I also, don’t wish anyone any harm so I hope Kyle just wakes up and stops being Taylor’s friend.

  38. quincyil says:

    OK, I just had one of those six degrees of Kevin Bacon moments.

    My mother knows our State Senator, John Sullivan, who is the nephew of John Mahoney who played the father of Frazier, Kelsey Grammer who has been in a movie with Kevin Bacon. John Mahoney was at events during Sullivan’s first election.
    He went to Quincy University and married a local girl a long time ago and stayed married to her unlike Kelsey Grammer.
    http://www.squidoo.com/John-Mahoney

  39. @tweatcyn says:

    @ VincenzoNY, The saying you are searching for is “making a mountain out of a molehill”, or if you’re Ramona, a holemill. LOL!

  40. Cusi77 says:

    20 Minutes to the finale of “Fashion Show”… we have an interesting week with Bravo!

    I am so grateful to LYNN HUDSON for having this forum were I can found lots of fun and interesting people with similar interests, so we can share so much… isn’t that true?

  41. California35 says:

    Reasons I don’t like Kyle
    ignores Kim
    ignores Kim’s calls
    ignores what Kim’s says
    is friends with Taylor
    ignored what Lisa told her about Taylor
    keeps bringing up Camille’s thing (even when Camille doesn’t or is not present)
    Snaps at Kim
    asked Cedric about his background at a weird time
    makes her daughter’s graduation about her
    her obvious interest to be the center
    keeps saying hat Kim doesn’t have her back, but she doesn’t have Kim’s
    the last part of the last episode
    butting into Tyler and Kim’s discussion only to attack Kim
    lastly for using the excuse that we don’t know what Kim has put her through to explain her treatment tours Kim.

    the reasons I liked Kyle
    she seems like a loving wife
    she seems like a loving mom
    her long brown hair (not her playing with it)
    her house

  42. California35 says:

    I saw something about Paris Hilton on Extra or one of those Entertainment shows, that she will have her own reality show. It will be with Charley Sheen’s ex (or soon to be ex) wife. She talked a little bit explaining that people like to know about her, yada yada, and the rest was like a session for taking pictures. Different shots with each or in groups — Paris, her friend, her mom….and…Kyle. I thought “what is she doing there?” Actually what were her mom and aunt doing there? the show is going to be about Paris and her friend. Oh well, I don’t think anyone mentioned that on the board, so I thought I shared. I will look more into this and will let you guys know…I think the show will be on Oxigen.

    • Debbie says:

      Thanks for letting us know. I don’t like the Hiltons but I find them fascinating for some reason.

      • vilzvet says:

        Yikes, she’s friends with Brooke Mueller? Yeah, that’s the person you want your daughter hanging around with…in and out of rehab.

  43. WSL says:

    Tomorrow is Jezzibel’s
    BIRTHDAY !
    Has anyone see her ?
    I have not seen her for weeks.
    Jezz come out
    Come out where ever u are !

    • Cusi77 says:

      Grea found Calif!

      • California35 says:

        thanks Cusi77 – how are you? Congrats on your jewelry, and it was nice of you to not charge for that peace. I hope you start making money out of it though 🙂

    • Fairweather Viewer says:

      I would rather scrub my bikini area with sandpaper than watch another Paris Hilton show. In fact, anybody who watches Paris Hilton or comes into contact with her by whatever means might actually need to scrub their whole body with sandpaper because if you look up “walking veneral disease” in the dictionary (not to be confused with walking pnemonia), there is a picture of Paris Hilton!

    • Kukulet says:

      Gosh. I’ve been waiting sooo long to see how Paris views the world, and it’s finally going to happen!!

      Quelle excitement!!

  44. Cusi77 says:

    I don’t know if I am more afraid of Calvin when he is angry or when he is laughing!

    His laugh gives me the creeps!

  45. Cusi77 says:

    Very cohesive Dominique’s collection!

  46. Cusi77 says:

    Best collection IMO Jeffrey’s!

  47. WindyCityWondering says:

    OMG! Love it! There is a fashion god after all!

  48. buffywood says:

    For all of you Lynn Family Losers, I posted a new blog.

    Have a great night everyone.

  49. catmom1 says:

    I was watching the clip on Bravo where Kyle introduces her psychic to Lisa. After watching this, I thought perhaps the psychic and the “manager” may be the same woman. Can someone check this out?

  50. Adgirl says:

    Donny Duetsch? Noooooooo. Get off my tv.

    • nathania says:

      I had the exact same reaction.

      How many times has this guy reinvented himself. Apparently being a ‘relationship expert’ is a new popular gig for guys. I couldn’t beleive seeing Hill Harper on RHOA the other day as a ‘love expert’ with a book and all. I was like, what is the CSI guy doing with a book out on relationships…jack of all trades I guess….hope he and Deutsch are happily married though (even then you still don’t know what goes on behind closed doors).

  51. lillybee says:

    I liked Calvin’s collection. Aside from his personality, I think he really grew this season. His clothes were great and wearable.

    • Adgirl says:

      I can’t believe they don’t allow the contestants to wear ear plugs in the sewing room. If I had been Jeffery I probably would have sewn Calvin’s mouth shut.

    • error404 says:

      Me too. Personality aside, I thought he “wuz robbed”.

      And yeah, Calvin was pretty OTT obnoxious, but that didn’t make either Domanique or Jeffrey “likable”, just less obnoxious.

  52. Adgirl says:

    @ Error 404. I followed a link to the UK Telegraph and you name was at the top of the page …LOL

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/n…/

  53. vilzvet says:

    Well Kelly Ripa is contributing to Kyle’s already gargantuan head getting bigger, she just called her “even more gorgeous” in person, oh brother!

  54. VincenzoNewYork says:

    Can someone post a summary about Kyle on Live with Regis and Kelly? lol. The show never really interests me lol. I just want know about Kyle. lol.
    ttyl

    • boston02127 says:

      @VNY—I’m watching it now. LOL, I flew in and put the TV on. She doesn’t look that good. She looks a bit haggard. When sat down and you could see up the side of her dress. It looked like she had some type of girdle on. They are showing a clip of what we’ll see on the reunion show. It was a clip of Kyle & Camille arguing. Blech….I don’t like her, she’s a Jill.

    • vilzvet says:

      She looked great, the same as she always does, but I guess she’s not taking anyone’s advice to cut her hair. She claims that she and Camille are “okay” at this point, and that she was the first housewife to be approached to do the show, which is what we had heard. Kelly started off by saying how Kyle is “everyone’s favorite” housewife but that to me does not seem to be the case now! Nothing was mentioned of her relationship with Kim today, hmmm…..

      • Kellita says:

        Oh, I hate it when the hosts suck up! I’m recording it to watch later.

        • VincenzoNewYork says:

          Thanks everyone!
          What!! No mention of kim!?
          I can’t stand Kyle…..I am sure her popularity has dwindled. I guess she paid a high price for fame.
          This is going to sound crazy, but I like Camille over Kyle.
          Kyle and Taylor are at the bottom!

          • boston02127 says:

            I’ve started to wonder if maybe Kyle really did say something about “who are you without your husband” to Camille.

            • Rabble Rouser says:

              I don’t know if she just randomly popped out those ‘exact words’.

              But now when I think about how the “Cheers” fundraiser was brought up and they were talking about HER solo appearance at the charity event- Kyle reaction probably suggested she didn’t see Camille as a ‘draw’ or crowd pleaser.

          • Brigid A. says:

            Morning, Vincenzo! I agree! Camile may come across as much more sympathetic at the reunion, too. Wow, how things have changed for VileKyle.

          • Debbie says:

            She just said that her and Kim are i a better place now. I laughed when Kyle sat down as her spanx (or maybe Jills new gurdle thingy) was totally hanging out. Remember when she was lunging all over the back of the limo and kept pulling her dress down? That was her interview on Regis and Kelly.

            • Brigid A. says:

              Wish I could erase those images of Kyle’s rear-end in the limo from my mind. She looked so ridiculous tugging at her short bandage dress.

      • Brigid A. says:

        Regis & Kelly has not aired on the west coast yet but I will not be watching. Kyle’s PR strategy seems so reminiscent of Jill’s and even Camille’s in recent weeks. She’s making the talk show venue rounds to do damage control. After all, the reunion airs on Thursday.

        And her constant hair toss/grooming is so annoying. Someone on this board said they’d like to handcuff Kelly Bensimon’s hands to her seat to keep them off her hair, but Kyle takes it to a whole new level. Go away, Kyle.

      • Kansas Girl says:

        From as far as I’ve read in the House of Hilton book, Kyle may feel her behavior is ok. The sisters were set against each other, compared and criticized. So talking like this may be what she grew up to do. I think the real problem is the mother’s behavior and what she taught her daughters. Can they ever change if they think their mother was right? What happens to people who idolize a truly bad person when the learn how bad the person was? Are they able to comprehend that? It seems to me it would knock the props from under them and I’m not sure what they do next. The book says their mother was their moral compass. The mother’s morals were clearly way off.

    • Shannon says:

      I’m in central time so I’m still waiting for her to come on, but if she doesn’t talk about Kim then I really don’t care to finish watching. I was hoping she would at least say she was sorry for how she treats Kim.

      • Brigid A. says:

        Hi Shannon! I’ll be interested in your take on the interview!

        • vilzvet says:

          From what I recall Kelly Ripa made a sympathetic comment about how it would be easy to understand problems between sisters.

          • Shannon says:

            I don’t get why people say that. I have a sister, and I also have brothers that are alcoholics and I would never treat any of them the way Kyle treats Kim. Do I get mad and upset with them? Sure. Do I get tired of having to deal with their problems? Absolutely. But It still doesn’t raise that kind of anger with me. I think to have that much anger explode then you have to have anger in your day to day life.

            • Brigid A. says:

              Similar relationships in my family, Shannon. So with that in mind, what kind of person subjects a struggling, suffering family member’s problems to the entire world? Kyle herself suggested that Kim appear in the program, then ended the season trying to physically assaul her. She is a despicable person.

        • Shannon says:

          Hi Brigid. I have to say watching this didn’t change my opinion of Kyle at all. She seems so full of herself. She said that the fight between her and Kim had nothing to do with what we seen on the show. To me, that is just a excuse to try to make herself look better. She doesn’t want to admit that she has a temper so she still wants to put all the blame on Kim. She also said that they were in a good place now. When asked about her and Camille she said they weren’t best friends but they were ok. But then she made a face. Why say it if you don’t really feel it? Sounds like to me she was just doing damage control. This interview really wasn’t worth watching.

          • Brigid A. says:

            Thanks for the update, Shannon. She just seems so superficial and clueless about her own issues. Cannot stand her. Interesting how she came unglued in the limo when Kim called her fake or a phoney. Gee, must have hit nerve, huh, Kyle?

      • Brigid A. says:

        I agree, Boston. Remember when Jill was trashing Bethenny, and trying to damage her reputation at every opportunity? Similar to what Kyle has done all season in discrediting her own sister.

        As I recall, Bethenny responded by living well and happily, with no agenda for revenge or to bring Jill down. I’m hoping Kim is moving on with a new, happy life as well. I admire her silence and dignity.

  55. boston02127 says:

    I couldn’t sleep last night so I started reading the Hilton book a little after midnight. From what I’ve read “big Cathy” the mother of Cathy, Kim & Kyle was a odd one. She didn’t push her kids to go to school, she pushed them (trained them) to find rich husbands. She was said to be very controlling and bossy. Not many people cared for her.
    There are so many Hollywood names mentioned, it’s hard to keep track. It’s really not a great book, (rather headaching) I finally put it down at Ch 5. I do like the author thou. I like how he writes. The book is in my bag in my car, I’ll post his name later.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      His name is Jerry Oppenheimer. I checked the book out from the library on the way home last night. You’re much further than I am, but I’m finding it fascinating and was wondering if we need a kind of book report on the pertinent parts. I’m finding I keep picking it up to read bits and even brought it to work where I’ll have no time at all to read! We need to have a book-club discussion on this one!

  56. boston02127 says:

    Jill’s tweet:
    Check out my skweez video and be my friend? http://www.facebook.com/skweezcouture?v=app_4949752878

    Jill, You need to forget about trying to cover the rolls under your cloths. Invent a “skweez” for your mouth.

    • Brigid A. says:

      LOL!

    • Debbie says:

      OMG I HATE HER sooo much!!! She pats herself on the back, thinks she is famous and fabulous yet she is a bully and a chicken shit who when confronted by an ex-fan just blocks them from her twitter/FB. She only EVER posts positive ass kissing responses and is the greediest most self centered bitch I have EVER seen.

  57. buffywood says:

    Boy our weather guessers got it wrong. Last night before I fell asleep they said we would be gettting a “wintery mix” through out the day today with very little accumulation with the bulf of the snow hitting tonight with around 6 inches. I call foul! I woke up with already 4 inches on the ground and it is snowing like a mother out there. There is about 6 inches so far with the majority of the snow coming tonight delivering another 12 inches. Oh Boy!

    • vilzvet says:

      Right, the stuff we got this morning is from a separate system. It was supposed to bypass us. Oh well!

      • VincenzoNewYork says:

        @Vilzvet: I think we’re getting 3-6 inches on our part of LI. Hopefully, a maximum of 6. I love the snow, but not blizzard type. I thought it was supposed to change to rain and then commence again toward the evening hours. I have not seen that yet. Oh well.

        • vilzvet says:

          Yes, it’s coming! And by the way Vincenzo I did watch DC but didn’t care for it that much. I wonder if it will be renewed!

  58. WSL says:

    ! Happy Birthday !
    Jezzibell
    ! Happy Birthday !

    Error made you a milky way ice cream cake and it’s on the ledge ( in the snow) outside the kitchen window !

    Iron & Wine
    Will sing Happy Birthday to you then they will sing their hit Jezibel
    Here r the Lyrics & how u to get ring tones of Jezibel.
    http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/jezebel-lyrics-iron-wine/094733b9e3829f8c48256f5c00093763

    Ellen DeGeneres & Paul Newman
    Were born today too ! (I knew I liked them for some reason 🙂
    Find more Jan. 26th celebrities below.

    Now for your reading, channeled by Quincy (not Allison God forbid) !

    Few people understand power the same way an Aquarius born on January 26 does. Aquarians make their own rules and are not afraid to strike out in unexpected directions. Distinctive in appearance and attitude, they set an example for others. Their strength of character and steely intelligence give them a unique persona; they use these talents to their advantage.

    Friends and Lovers

    You should embrace: Appeal, adoration, romance

    You should avoid: Unhappiness, unfocused energy, spite

    Because of their standoffish personality, January 26 natives are more likely to have admirers than friends. It is not uncommon for them to become involved with someone much older or younger. They don’t believe age is a drawback to romantic happiness.

    Children and Family

    January 26 people have the insight to understand which aspects of their upbringing may have been too strict or old-fashioned but do not hold this against their parents. As parents, they are sticklers for discipline yet have the emotional flexibility to understand their youngsters need to test boundaries.

    Health

    The men and women born on January 26 have some very unusual ideas about staying fit, often endorsing peculiar or restrictive diets. They understand what they need to do to stay healthy. They can indulge in a hectic lifestyle, then slow down to accommodate a period of rest and recuperation.

    Career and Finances

    People born on January 26 need to transcend the boundaries of their existence through work. They are often drawn to professions that let them exert authority. Because they know the worth of power, they are unlikely to misuse it. They do not trust their finances to anyone else.

    Dreams and Goals

    When January 26 individuals choose to plot a course, they’re likely to exhibit amazing reserves of will power and determination. They are more likely to succeed if they have opposition. They thrive under pressure and need to prove what they’re made of — both to themselves and to the important people in their lives.

    Birthday Buddies :
    1961 Wayne Gretzky (hockey player)

    1958 Anita Baker (singer)

    1958 Ellen DeGeneres (actress, comedienne)

    1955 Eddie Van Halen (rock singer)

    1953 Lucinda Williams (singer, songwriter)

    1951 Calvin Jones (football)

    1946 Gene Siskel (film critic)

    1944 Angela Davis (activist, writer, teacher)

    1942 Scott Glenn (actor)

    1935 Bob Uecker (baseballer, announcer, joker)

    1929 Jules Feiffer (cartoonist, playwright)

    Read about Famous Gamblers at Casinos.Net

    1925 Paul Newman (actor)

    1923 Anne Jeffreys (Carmichael) (actress)

    1922 Page (Walter) Cavanaugh (pianist)

    1915 William Hopper (actor)

    1913 William Prince (actor)

    1912 Cora Baird (puppeteer)

    1880 Douglas MacArthur (General)

    1826 Julia Dent Grant (1st lady of 18th US President Ulysses S. Grant)

    Hope u have a perfect day !

    The LynnFam
    celebrates u all day !

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