IHJZ Bethenny In Chicago! Jan 29, 2011

I Hate Jill Zarin Bethenny In Chicago! Jan 29, 2011

What a beautiful venue. I’d driven past the Genessee Theatre in Waukegan many times, I used to work in Waukegan and this theatre is one of Waukegan’s proud landmarks. Jack Benny, before he was on TV used to broadcast his radio shows right from the stage that Bethenny graced last night.

The VIP room / lounge area in the Theatre is named after the late great Jack Benny and that is where I finally got to meet our favorite Skinny Girl!

But first, the “Conversation With Bethenny Frankel” was impressive! I have to say that the show went beyond my expectations. After being introduced, Bethenny walked straight up the center aisle greeting fans and high five’s all the way along, when she took to the stage sitting in a high bar stool like chair with just a table of her books, some beautiful roses, a glass of water and of course a Skinnygirl Margarita.

Jason sat in the front row just in front of me and my friend who skeptically came along with me, but she’s thrilled that she went, she was unexpectedly surprised at how entertaining Bethenny was just talking to the crowd.

Also sitting in front of us was Jason’s friend and baby Bryn’s Godfather, and Bethenny tells us at this season on her show Bethenny Ever After, Baby Bryn gets “accidentally baptised”. I can’t wait to see how that happens. Bethenny described her and Jason as they sneak into a backyard of a home in Los Angeles that they’re considering buying and it really is a hilarious story.

Relaxed and easy-going, Bethenny spoke with confidence and poise. One of her opening remarks prepared the audience that she had absolutely no intension of bashing Jill Zarin, she was clear that they had been very good friends and she doesn’t say anything negative about friends, past or present. She did add that Kelly was fair game, however, since they’d never been friends. (lots of laughter there!)

Bethenny explained to the large crowd that she would not be going back to Housewives, no surprise for those of us who follow Bethenny’s career. She explained that the negativity wasn’t good for her or her family and that her show was so much fun and so positive and upbeat that it just didn’t make sense to spend time with certain people who only bring negativity to her life.

We learned that Bethenny does keep in touch with Ramona and Alex, mostly through text messages but everyone’s lives are so busy that she doesn’t see them too often. She also shared with us that Ramona actually asked Bethenny if she could be in the delivery room as she gave birth to Bryn. Obviously Bethenny turned down Ramona’s generous offer, but we were all allowed in there through Bravo’s cameras so I’m assuming that Ramona simply wanted more air time on Bethenny’s show. That Ramona is a crazy broad!

Bethenny talked about her book, “Naturally Thin” and while I had already read it, as I’m sure several others in the room had as well, Bethenny explained in a bit more detail what each step of the process entailed and had some really funny remarks to make and personal stories to tell about each area of the book.

Her upcoming book, “A Place Of Yes” that will be released on March 22 was another short topic of discussion, she told us how her positive outlook and constant efforts to succeed are what created her life, her business and even her family. She is living proof that you really can have it all!

Toward the end of Bethenny’s show, she did a Question/Answer session allowing audience members to ask any question they’d like, I personally didn’t learn anything new, in fact, I probably could have answered the questions for her, although not nearly as clever and funny as Bethenny did. She really does have an amazing sense of humor and a quick wit.

There were a few dozen others who were allowed into the Meet and Greet where Bethenny signed autographs and took photos with fans. She was so upbeat, and personable, her laugh is contagious and her genuine warm welcome was so incredible. My friend and I stepped up when it was our turn and I could see a brief recognition on Bethenny’s face when she looked at me, it was as if she’d seen me somewhere before.

My friend announced that I was “Lynn In Chicago” and Bethenny screamed, jumped out of her chair and gave me a huge hug. It was so wonderful! She was telling her assistants and even the theatre crew that I was the one who wrote the “I Hate Jill Zarin” blog. (I wasn’t going to mention the name of the blog, but Bethenny did) Bethenny’s assistant, Jackie told me that she reads my blog and Bethenny gave me a signed copy of her book on DVD in addition to these little mini Skinny girl mirrors that you can attach to your cell phone.

My friend and I brought Bethenny and her staff a few gifts, we found these great lotions and bath gels with scents called “sweet dreams” and “relaxation” which are perfect for our Skinnygirl who doesn’t get enough rest or relaxation. I also bought baby Bryn her very first Chicago Blackhawks baseball cap and little t-shirt both with the Blackhawks logo on them. Finally we found these great Chicago oven mitts and kitchen towels with a chef cooking a deep dish pizza and Chicago written on them. Another perfect gift from Chicago for a chef.

Bethenny’s assistant, Julie was instrumental in getting us the VIP tickets and meet and greet passes. I wanted to go and see Bethenny and my friend knowing what a fan I am was so thoughtful and wrote to Bethenny’s assistant Julie that she and Bethenny’s biggest fan, LynnNChicago wanted to attend the show.

Julie was kind enough to leave two tickets at the VIP will call counter with our 2nd row seats and our meet and greet passes. Julie couldn’t be with Bethenny in Chicago but she brought her other assistant, Jackie and so my friend and I brought each of Bethenny’s assistant small gifts as well.

It was an amazing evening, we really enjoyed hearing Bethenny speak and meeting her was so great! She’s everything that you see on TV and so much more! Take a look at Bethenny’s tour schedule, if you get a chance and she’s near you, make an effort to attend, it is well worth it!

Until Next Time….
a photo of Bethenny and me…
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831 Responses to IHJZ Bethenny In Chicago! Jan 29, 2011

  1. ilovelynn says:

    thanks lynn, almost went to see bethenny in red bank nj last week, but I was sick. sorry I missed her.
    I made a comment on your last blog about some dirt on taylor and before my comment could register, your new blog came up. maybe you can bring it over here so people can go to realhousewives and read it for themselves. thanks. don’t know how to do that.

    • Nancy says:

      Go to Stoopid Housewives blog and you’ll get the dirt on “Taylor”

      • Di says:

        Hi Nancy, I know you keep posting this–read it about 10 times on the last blog comments, and so I went over there to take a look.

        Here’s my problem with it, the info posted about Taylor on stoopid housewives doesn’t tell me anything original. I read a supposed unverified strange story posted on realfauxhousewives.com about her making out with her husband, having the same big lips, and skipping out on a dinner bill in 2004 in Miami–weird, but yawn. No picture or proof from the supposed source, and who cares anyway? I read a reference to a coke-using HW blind item, which may be her and may not be her, posted on crazydaysandnights.net.

        Not to be mean, but am I missing something or are you just trying to pick off readers from this blog to send traffic to the stoopid housewives blog? I wasted my time looking, so if we’re giving advice here, I’d say to everyone else, don’t waste your time.

    • Sha2000 says:

      Sounds like it was fun Lynn, did you get any pictures you can share?

  2. ramona_coaster says:

    Sounds like you and your friend had a great time! I’m glad you gave us little tidbits like crazy Ramona wanting to be in the delivery room. I don’t even want to visualize it much less be in the delivery room. So awesome for you!
    Can’t wait for Bethenny’s new show.

  3. Amber...Real Wife says:

    Congratulations Lynn! It is wonderful to meet a celebrity that you admire/love and they know who you are! Kudos girl!

  4. Kellita says:

    How exciting that you got to meet her! She sounds like she was just as great in person as she appears on her show. I love Bethenny!

  5. Zipit Zarin says:

    Lynn! That is sooo great that you got to meet Bethenny! And she screamed when she heard Your name! O.M.G.! I love her as much as I hate Foghorn. Wow just wow. Thank you for all you do Lynn! Love you too 😀 I’m definitely going to go see her now if she comes here. What a great way to wake up today! Hollywood air kisses to you!

    • Nancy says:

      Lynn,
      I had tears in my eyes when I reading the part of you finally meeting Bethenny. So did my husband and he didn’t even cry at our wedding! LOL

  6. Melinda says:

    how awesome!!! we all have to agree that Bethenny is clearly the most loved “housewife” of all the housewives…..well….tied with Alex McChord of course!!! i hope she will come farther upstate NY because I will go in a NY minute…..however, thank you for the peak inside in case I don’t get the chance!!

  7. knocknoc says:

    Lynn

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience
    of being with Bethenny. We all love her as much as you
    do but your blog expresses it more eloquently. She is a
    sweetie and although it wasn’t possible to see and hear her
    we vicariously lived the experience though you.

    So glad you went and were able to share the evening with
    us.

    Also a Rootin Tootin Fan

  8. kbinldo says:

    Sounds like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  9. quincyillinois says:

    That sounds so exciting. Bethenny’s hard work, humor and desire to be a better person inspire me too. I love watching her with her baby and Jason. I love families. It’s great that her staff helped you with this adventure.

    I’m looking forward to an exciting adventure today. I think the IHJZ board will hear about it tomorrow.

    Q

  10. tootsie says:

    Bethenny appeals to all age groups. I am 75 and my daughter-in-law is in her mid-40’s. I found Bethenny first and through my constant talk about her some of my family fell in line. My daughter-in-law is so “Bethenny” in her looks as well as her speech. I’ve had a” Bethenny “in my life for over 30 years so it is easy for me to fall in love with “our” Bethenny.

  11. Lynn.. what a fantastic opportunity and sounds like you had a fantastic time!!!

    I almost went to Red Bank, Nj to see her as well since its only a stone throw from me, but I had bigger fish to fry..

    I cant wait to share your experience on my blog.. what a great time and so glad you had a good one.. MAZAL!!

  12. HD says:

    I am so happy for you Lynn! How wonderful!! You are getting so popular and it couldn’t happen to a better person!

  13. vilzvet says:

    Love that she screamed when she heard your name, that is pure reflex and means she knows your work very, very well. She must love your May 8th blog of when she gave birth (it comes up first for me every time I log in here for some reason) with the perfect descriptions (FACTS) of how vile Jill was. Hope the rest of her tour goes well, I’m sure it will.

  14. dickens says:

    What a wonderful surprise for us this morning. (I’m thrilled for you!) Thank you, Lynn.

    Also, could you or someone reading this, please re-post the link for the picture. It’s not blue on my screen and unfortunately I don’t know how access it. Thanks.

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  16. TLM says:

    Lynn — Good for you for getting to attend Bethenny’s tour!!! I feel like such an idiot for missing BOTH Philly and Wilmington. Trying to save money, but I regret not going. Some things are worth the splurge!!

    The gifts you gave B sound PERFECT for the woman who no doubt has everything and gets sent samples of everything. I’m sure Jason loved the Blackhawks baby gear! Did you get to chat with Jason at all? I was wondering whether he has his old job, if he works for B or is a “househusband” now, since he devotes so much time to traveling with her.

    I guess the Hoppys are doing really well to be considering becoming bicoastal! And that “break-in” finally explains that scene on the promos of them jumping over a gate into a yard. I wonder what the status is with their NYC apartment, and if they are buying property there. B seems to consider NYC home, so I would think she’d want to buy there first.

  17. boston02127 says:

    What an uplifting blog! Thanks Lynn, sounds like you had a great time. We haven’t heard much about Bethenny for a while so it was nice to read this & know you were there! I can’t wait to read her new book.

  18. LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

    This is one of the happiest blogs I ever remember, Lynn. Congratulations on a sucessful and happy evening. You also have a great friend there. So happy that everything worked out so well for the both of you. I would love to go to see Bethenny some day.

  19. WindyCityWondering says:

    Yeah Lynn – thanks for going to see Bethenny and for putting so much extra niceness into the experience! The gifts were a wonderful touch and the fact that B recognized you and your work is read by her assistant is fantastic as well. That’s a lotta love coming from a “hate” blog! lol

  20. TLM says:

    I hate going back to Taylor on this blog, but since I don’t know if people refer back to the old blogs, I thought I would write on the current one. There was a lot of consternation about her name change. Of all the things there are to dislike about someone, a name change really doesn’t bother me. How many of us have tried to reinvent ourselves in different ways, whether changing haircolor, a new lipstick or new clothes? We don’t think twice when celebrities change their names, and Taylor is in Beverly Hills, surrounded by all that, and by her own admission, taken in by it.

    I also think coming from a family where there was abuse, there is great motivation to shed that identity, including your given name. For that reason I have wondered many times why Bethenny did not change her last name. Her relationship with her father is such a painful memory. But maybe she felt getting rid of the name wouldn’t get rid of the past, so why bother. I wouldn’t fault her for doing it, though. Having had a similarly bad childhood to Bethenny’s, I have considered doing a name change many times, but ultimately I felt it is who I am, and changing it wouldn’t really change anything. That part, I feel, is up to me.

    Overall I find myself feeling sorry for Taylor more than disliking her. I am sad for Taylor that she felt the need to become so thin and to change her face with plastic surgery. She was quite attractive in her old photos, apart from a bad perm, which was common back then. Here is a woman who openly felt she couldn’t do any better than to marry a man she has little emotional connection with. I think most of her decisions have been fear-based rather than love-based. She was afraid of being poor so she married someone she thought was wealthy. She is afraid of him leaving her for a younger woman, so she eats almost nothing and gets Botox injections and keeps her lip implant. She was afraid she might be destitute if he leaves her, so she started a consulting company. There doesn’t seem to be any passion in anything Taylor does. Rather, she does things in an attempt to avoid what she thinks are worse consequences. Maybe the only thing she does where there is some passion is her charity for domestic violence, but that also comes from a sad chapter in her history.

    I think overall I have found this group of women sadder than any Housewives group that has been on tv. Lisa and Ken have no sex and took in a vagabond con man to fill a void, until that became even worse than the void; Adrienne and Paul fight all the time; Taylor and Russell are like roommates; Camille is a vapid, spoiled, jealous woman whose whole identity is wrapped up her husband, who’s dumping her. Kim is alone, has addiction issues and clings to her kids, who are gradually leaving. This is why I have always seen Kyle as the only bright spot in the group.

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      “She is afraid of him leaving her for a younger woman, so she eats almost nothing and gets Botox injections and keeps her lip implant.” Can you imagine what that lip would look like now, after all this time, without the implant? All stretched out and flapping in the wind? Egads lol

      • boston02127 says:

        re: Tata’s lips. I’d like to see what her lips looked like before she deformed them. They must of been horrid for her to do what she has done. Her lip throws off her whole face.

          • Zipit Zarin says:

            This site is great! Check out all the links to other celebs and their plastic surgeries. Holy moly! Marlo Thomas. O.M.G.

            • DJ Loops Fruit says:

              the people commenting on the photos there seem to be as Dumb as a box of hair

              just read the comments on Bethenny with the blond hair (wig) its obvious to any sane person that she is in a costume most likely for halloween and these dolts are all acting as if this was a serious makeover

          • boston02127 says:

            ZZ–Thx for the link. Her before pic wouldn’t be bad if she had fixed up a bit. Also, I can seen now that she’s had her teeth done too. Actually I always thought she could do a denture commercial. The whole mouth thing on her is just wrong. She would of been better of to leave herself alone.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Lisa Rena got her lips reconstructed and she looks so much better.
          When one body part, especially on the face, is exaggerated to the point of horrific fascination it really doesn’t allow others to concentrate on getting to know you, listening to what you say, etc. IMO – there is a standard of “beauty” and “status” associated with the disfiguration of self and I wonder who is really being pleased by the results….

          • boston02127 says:

            When I was 13 I was hit by a car (drunk driver). Besides broken bones & crushing my back teeth I had a hugh cut on the side of my forehead. At the hospital a plastic surgean that was at the hospital when I was brought in came to see me and he ended up “tacking” it so it could heal. I had to wait a year to get plastic surgery on it and had a second surgery six months after the first one.The cut was in the shape of a safety pin. After the surgery I had to stay out of the sun for a long time. He did a good job and now the scar is right at my hairline, more towards my temple. I was awake during the surgery and he had me doing different facial expressions before and during the operation. He told my mother that “in a way I was lucky” because it was far enough away from my eyes and that because peoples eyes are even and even out the face. He explained in alot more detail than I can but the jest of it was… Everything on most people’s faces is even. The smallest imperfections can give you an uneven look. A look that is noticeably flawed.

          • Adgirl says:

            Lisa tried out for RHBH.

      • Brigid A. says:

        Actually, we don’t know how Russell feels about her blown up lips (thanks, Kim!). Has he commented on her lips? I know she kissed Andy on WWHL in response to a viewer call.

        At the reunion, Taylor stated that she gets lots of questions/comments on the implants. She seems to like them and has no intention of removing them. Don’t anorexic people have distorted images of themselves? Similarly, Taylor seems to see herself as very hot although she’s starting to resemble a skeleton with a plastic, deformed face.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          I am happy when all women embrace their bodies and imperfections as opposed to hating themselves. But think Taylor is one of those women who think that skinny equals perfection.

          I also think she would be one of the first people to cut a woman down for their looks.

      • TLM says:

        In all seriousness, I think if there is stretching, they cut out the extra skin and suture in on the inside of the lip, where you won’t see it. But I doubt it would be flabby. Generally whenever you have an implant, over time a “capsule” is formed with thicker tissue surrounding it.

    • Brigid A. says:

      Trying to understand your logic here. So Camille’s identity is wrapped in her her husband (would agree with that) and Kim is “alone,” addicted and clings to her kids. Kyle is the bright spot because??? I’m confused. You perceive her as having an identity apart from her husband and children? Her entire identity is wife to Mauricio who provides the $$$ and lifestyle she craves. How else would Bravo have approached her to appear on the show and ask her to recommend the other BH housewives?

      Kyle slammed Kim for being so wrapped up in her kids, but Kyle didn’t want to leave her own kids for a Napa weekend getaway with her husband. Mauricio felt fine leaving the kids at home and wanted a weekend alone with his wife. In Napa at a romantic dinner alone with him at a fine restaurant, she takes a cell phone call (very rude restaurant etiquette) from her child, and then tells him that she wants another baby. His reaction was not enthusiastic.

      IMO, as someone stated so accurately on yesterday’s blog, both Kim and Kyle seem over-invested in their children. With the exception of Farrah, Kyle’s kids are still very young so it’s not a fair comparison. Kyle seems dependent on Farrah as confidante, friend and advisor as well.

      Almost an entire episode was devoted to Farrah’s college graduation where Kyle was extremely emotional and made it more about her than her daughter.
      Rudely silencing her guests so Farrah could take the phone call (on speaker) from Paris et al in Cannes or wherever they were, but they couldn’t be bothered to attend Farrah’s graduation. Kim was there to support Kyle, crying along with Kyle and sharing that Kyle had been crying for days.

      • Brigid A. says:

        Above response is to TLM’s post upthread.

        • TLM says:

          I guess we just take a very different view of things. I see Kyle as having a positive outlook and being fulfilled in life. I don’t feel that from the others.

          • Brigid A. says:

            Lisa seems pretty darned fulfilled to me, ditto Adrienne even with the bickering.

            Wonder how fulfilled Kyle would feel if she faced some of the trauma in Kim’s life, including a fiance who was murdered. If Kyle lost her status as wife of Mauricio, I kind of suspect she might feel a little sad and “alone.”

            • TLM says:

              Of course Kim has been through a lot in life. I feel really badly for Kim — I always have, and still do.

    • Debbie says:

      I think Shana was Tailor made for RHOBH.

  21. aquamarinecandy-o says:

    That is so cool you got to meet Bethenny and she knew who you were. Too cool. The first season of Bethenny’s show is finally airing in Canada and I love it. Definitely a laugh-out-loud show for me and a nice reprieve from the drama situations on the Housewives shows.

  22. California35 says:

    Another blog!!! And about Bethanny!!! 🙂 I’m behind again, but so glad I have lots to read…. I was just posting something about Taylor…I am bringing it here…

    I kept thinking the reason Taylor kept talking to Kyle about her “problems” with Russell was to gain her (and the viewers’) sympathy. To be the victim, to gain a friend in Kyle. After all of this other stuff she has been doing and the stuff we have found out (her multiple names, the dinner with that couple to get money)… Now I think it is to .. Wait for it…. Get Kyle to confide in her!!! Maybe someone already mentioned this. Any ways, I think that kyle has told Taylor her “troubles” also, and those have probably been the stuff about Kim. I can imagine Kyle saying that she doesn’t have troubles with her husband, but she does with her sister Kim.

    • Brigid A. says:

      California, excellent point about Taylor trying to gain Kyle’s confidence and setting Kyle up to dislose more than she should. This morning I posted about this on yesterday’s blog as well.

      IMO, Taylor is doing her best to be a Kyle-clone, wanting everything Kyle has, including her marriage, yet marrying an emotionally distant man for $$$ and the BH lifestyle. And Kyle LOVES to be admired and the center of attention. Taylor is not stupid.

      I can’t figure out why Mauricio doesn’t seem to pick up on how shady Taylor and Russell appear to be. Clearly, Mauricio is successful in business and claims he is a good “salesman.” He should be able to read people pretty well.

      • California35 says:

        We don’t see much of what Mauricio has to say about what’s going on. Even on the time Kyle told him about Camille, he jus t said that it was unlike her to act that way. Later we see Kyle trying to be ok with Camille and Mauricio talking with Camille. I wondered if he had a long talk with Kyle off camera about behaving or something. I wonder if he just doesn’t know about Taylor’s behavior he is not involved with any of them….and he only knows about the girls stuff from what Kyle tells him. In other words, he has not put any thought on either one including Taylor …. At least not yet…

        • Brigid A. says:

          And even after Mauricio talked to her and she kissed up to Camille, both of them agreeing to forgive and forget (remember Taylor’s Roaring 20’s party), Kyle starts the fight all over again on the reunion.

          Maybe she felt secure doing so if Mauricio had patched things up by talking directly to Kelsey.

          • Kellita says:

            Or, now that Kelsey and Camille are divorcing, she doesn’t have to make nice with Camille anymore.

      • Nancy says:

        I read yesterday that the only reason Taylor is befriending Kyle is to get to the Hilton money. I wouldn’t put it past her. She is a snake.

  23. housewifeaddict says:

    Great blog Lynn, and great story. I’m happy to hear Bethenny is just as great in person as she comes off on the show. Sounds like she’s got a ton of positive energy and focus in her life – and really is a housewives success story! Congratulations to you too – you’ve really established yourself as part of the Bravo family!

  24. WindyCityWondering says:

    Lynn – more details please of the Bethenny event – was it sold out? What was she wearing? Did she have detracters there as well? What was the most surprising thing you learned?

  25. Brigid A. says:

    Lynn, thanks for sharing! Awesome! How exciting that Bethenny recognized you and reads this blog!! She shows so much class by refusing to discuss Jill, and the best revenge is living well. Too bad Julie couldn’t accompany her on this trip. Love Julie with her level head and how she quietly goes about her business.

    I have been searching for the Skinny Girl margaritas here in my So Cal neighborhood but have not had any success.

    • California35 says:

      Brigid, Bevmo has it!!! That is where I found it… Do you have one near by?

      • Brigid A. says:

        Never thought of Bevmo! Have been checking all the “upscale” grocery stores. Great suggestion and thanks, California!

        • California35 says:

          🙂

          I still check anywhere other grocery store I go to just in CSS they have it, but so far only Bevmo. It was cheaper than the price someone else mentioned here.

          • California35 says:

            Any other grocery store…just in case.

          • Brigid A. says:

            CSS or CVS? I have CVS drugstores nearby similar to RiteAid that carries alchohol as well. No Skinny Girl at RiteAid yet, just their fabulous Thrifty brand ice cream, my favorite!

  26. California35 says:

    Oh Lynn thanks for sharing your experience!!!!

    I am glad you were able to go and meet her. It sounds like it was fun and interesting. It felt like I was there with you 🙂 I am sure she will be coming to California (I mean she’s gotta :-P), and I am patiently waiting for her schedule to be posted somewhere about it, so I can sign up. I would be so happy to go period, but it would be so fun board members go to so I can meet them also 🙂

  27. Mimisfbay says:

    Congrats Lynn! It was so great to read this blog this morning and to find out you met Bethenny. She is the reason I found this blog. I was so frustrated that BRAVO never published my comments and lo and behold your blog was my big find. Your trip to meet her is just so much fun and I feel I have lived vicariously. Thanks! Oh, and yes, do share more. I have just seen the picture of you with B and big congrats to you!

    How thoughtful to bring B chef wear with Chicago emblazoned on each item! You are the best.

  28. m293131 says:

    Another Great blog, Lynn!!!! You made me feel like I was in the room with you!!! Thanx

  29. Katie says:

    Lynn,

    Very happy for you, I’ve been following your blog for awhile and know how much work and effort you have put into the site/blog and how supportive you have been of Bethenny (when she needed it most). Recognize you? She should cut you in on her profits.

    I love that she reads the blog and respect that she seems to be staying out of the whole Beverly Hills HW mess, as she should. No win situation and defending her friend Kyle might cause Bethenny supporters to not be too thrilled. Besides Kyle has enough support.

    The only thing I looked at differently was the following assumption you wrote:

    “We learned that Bethenny does keep in touch with Ramona and Alex, mostly through text messages but everyone’s lives are so busy that she doesn’t see them too often. She also shared with us that Ramona actually asked Bethenny if she could be in the delivery room as she gave birth to Bryn. Obviously Bethenny turned down Ramona’s generous offer, but we were all allowed in there through Bravo’s cameras so I’m assuming that Ramona simply wanted more air time on Bethenny’s show. That Ramona is a crazy broad!”

    My take and experience is that usually a Mother is in the delivery room with their daughter when they are giving birth and helping out. Knowing Bethenny did not have that, perhaps Ramona made the offer in case Bethenny wanted someone there with that experience to play the part. I thought it was a nice offer/gesture. But can understand why Bethenny declined. I’m the first to accuse all HW’s of being camera hogs and opportunistic so I don’t blame you and maybe I’m just having a good morning. Full on snark-mode will hopefully be back by noon.

    Can’t wait for Bethenny’s show to return and for her new book. The show was happy and I so hope S2 will be just as happy, these HW shows are draining and just sad.

    • Adgirl says:

      That was my first thought about Ramona’s offer too. It was very sweet and maternal.

      • Katie says:

        Yep that’s what I thought too

      • Brigid A. says:

        Agreed. Remember when Ramona went to visit Bethenny at home and saw Brynn for the first time? I thought it was a very authentic and touching scene.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Ramona is very aware of Bethenny’s maternal issues – when Ramona said she was there for her she really meant it.

        • DJ Loops Fruit says:

          I believe she really meant it too
          I think she genuinely cares about Bethenny

          • Brigid A. says:

            Recall also how Ramona supported Bethenny throughout B’s ordeal during her father’s final illness and death. She also defended B on the cruise when Krazy Kelly attacked her for going on the cruise following her father’s death.

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        my first thought as well
        I think Ramona is genuine
        i loved the time she told Jill
        I LIKE ALEX NOW i really do
        when Jill tried to horn in on scary island
        I used to be kind of wishy washy about her but now i just love her

    • California35 says:

      It’s a good point about Ramona’s offer. Although usually to me that is an experience only the one having the baby should be doing the asking, Ramona could have offered just in case B needed it….at the same time, some camera time would have helped too 😛

    • TLM says:

      My gut reaction to hearing Ramona asked to be there was that it was ballsy and inappropriate. But to me the wording is crucial. “Offered to be there” is one thing, but “asked to be there” to me smacks of wanting to hone in on screen time. Who knows if this got lost in translation, and without knowing exactly what happened, the idea of asking to be there just kind of creeped me out. It’s not as if Bethenny was a single mom with no Dad or in-laws present, giving birth alone. And Bethenny had closer friends like Lauren and Teri who she would have asked if she were going to ask anyone to be there. Generally only one person who’s not a nurse or doctor is permitted in the room, and it would be really weird for Ramona to be there and not Jason. As it turns out, the delivery room was something Bethenny opted not to be on-camera in the delivery room anyway. I’m sure Bravo would have filmed there if she had said yes, but it was something she obviously wanted to keep special between her and Jason.

    • error404 says:

      Like Kim, I must be suffering from alcohol induced blackouts, because I watched every minute of BGM? and she never once delivered a baby on camera.

  30. boston02127 says:

    Kelsey Grammer loves throwing his dirt in Camille Grammer ‘s face. Or perhaps he’s so spoiled by money and fame that he’s not aware of what an ass he really is. Anyway, on Regis and Kelly last week, he had this to say:

    http://absurdtosublime.net/2011/01/29/kelsey-grammers-road-trip-honeymoon/?utm_source=wordtwit&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wordtwit

    • error404 says:

      I guess the part where Kelsey comes off badly is too subtle for dumb people like me to understand.

      Compared tot he two stories about Cynthia and KIm Z, and he looks like Prince Frickin Charming. LOL

    • Katie says:

      Kelsey is a sick ugly man. IMHO Anyone who hooks up with him is doing it for the money.

      • California35 says:

        I actually like his style (or part of it) the way he presents himself, the way he expresses himself, his voice… I don’t know what it is exactly, but he does seem like an educated man and that attracts me. Being cute or ugly, young or old…doesn’t come into place when I think of him.

        • Katie says:

          Yes he’s a good actor 😉

        • Brigid A. says:

          I think he’s talented and don’t find him ugly. He’s not conventionally handsome but who cares? Not at all condoning his cheating ways, but he’s accomplished a lot professionally considering a long string of personal family tragedies.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        ITA

      • DJ Loops Fruit says:

        of course they are that WAS ah he had to offer now after Camilles done with him he wont have much of that
        so whats he gonna use for bait then ?

    • butterisafruit says:

      I watched him on Regis and Kelly. He talked about the road trip and Kelly talked about how much fun it was. I think Kelsey missed the point. It’s fun with CHILDREN. And if he had thought this through, he would be taking his children to see all these wonderful sites. It’s their country TOO.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      They are staying local because of Kayte’s immigration status. If I were Camille, I would be calling ICE daily.

  31. boston02127 says:

    Have a good afternoon everyone.

  32. AZ Girl says:

    Congratulations Lynn and it sounds like a wonderful night for both you and your friend. Very exciting.

  33. WSL says:

    I am not saying OT cuz IHJZ is never OT 🙂

    In today’s NYT review of Joan Rivers new reality show on WE,
    Joan Rivers said she would wear diapers to get a gig.

    Hummmm
    Who does that remind u of ?

    Maybe not her.
    She would want proof of the purchase of 10 books + a dollar for postage !

  34. Adgirl says:

    Lynn – Thanks for sharing your evening with us. What fun you must have had meeting Bethenny! Thanks for sharing with us. I hope your friend enjoyed meeting Bethenny too.

  35. Adgirl says:

    RH Beverly Hills
    I brought this over from late last night’s postings. Very interesting comments about Kim R by someone who “seems” to know her.

    Exerpts from comments on TMZ.com Kim Richards at airport (July 2010) possibly drunk seen taking pills of some sort. Airport police question her sobriety (“one drink!”) and discover she is in wrong terminal.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………
    All from “nancy”:

    Comment 107.
    Jonathan, you are wrong. The house that Kim thinks Kyle stole from her is their vacation home. Not the house that Kyle lives in. Get your facts straight. Oh, and that vacation home was indeed bought by Kim but she could not keep up with the payments. Kyle bought her out or else it was to go into forecloseure. Kim and her children still vacation there.She Kim has never been denied the acess to the place.
    Posted at 12:00 PM on Jan 28, 2011 by nancy

    Comment 121
    Who do you think helped Kim get her rental? Who said anything about Kyle making Kim sign over her rights to the house? Kim needed cash and Kyle and hubby gave it to her. Just like they support her every month. Kyle tried hard to hide Kim’s drinking and pill use. In fact the whole crew did. Was in the contract with Brovo. Do not show Kim drunk. You must not live in their area. This is widely known. Bless Kim. She needs help but won’t get it. Leaving rehab after 1 week says it all. We all hope the best for her. I have said too much. I am done.
    Posted at 12:30 PM on Jan 28, 2011 by nancy

    Comment 137
    Jonathan. Lawyer my as# The reason Kyle did not want Kim to live was because drunks will say anything to a driver. ” Take me to so and so bar I will be right out” Why was Andeane (spelling) and Kim’s one time date were in the limo first? Kyle was concerned , asked anyone to get to the limo and not let Kim leave. Notice that in the end Kim was alone in the limo. Drive told to take her home and no place else.God jonathan think. We all care for Kim. She refuses any rehab help. I feel so bad for her,but she has to hit rock bottom. I believe Kyle won’t let this happen as she loves her sister.
    Posted at 2:55 PM on Jan 28, 2011 by nancy

    • Katie says:

      I read this and happy you moved to this latest blog. Thank you!

      This is very interesting commentary from “Nancy”. But with the change of events and Kyle not being the most adored BH HW now and the PR blitz Kyle has recently made I wouldn’t doubt she is using her paid assistant(s) ala Jill Zarin to “educate” all of us who hide behind our computers to get her side of the story out. Nancy seems to know a lot about what Kyle has done for Kim.

      I said it before and will state it again, for me it doesn’t matter. How Kyle treated Kim on camera was wrong. They both need help. And I don’t like Kyle playing the victim on camera or in the media when it’s her sister who is dealing with this disease. Kyle should have played this out differently and used some of her old acting skills to help keep her temper and actions in-check.

      • AZ Girl says:

        Absolutely right Katie. I feel the same way. Everyone acknowledges that Kim has a problem and needs help. Kyle had a choice at the Taylor’s birthday party. She could have stopped the useless argument that Taylor started rather than contributing to it and had Kim escorted home by her friend or a driver. Instead, Kyle added fuel to the fire and went ballistic in the limo. It is obviously that Martin and Adrienne were concerned for Kim or they would not have gotten in the limo with her. Kyle is playing the victim card and it is not working.

        • Brigid A. says:

          AZ Girl, note Nancy’s comment above that Kyle was worried that Kim would talk to a “driver.”

          • AZ Girl says:

            I understand what “Nancy” was saying.
            My point is WHY would Kyle play this all out on film. Everyone I know who has someone in their immediate family with a alcohol or drug addiction would handle this very differently. Especially Kyle having her sister on this show. Money or no money you just don’t shill a family members drinking/drug problems on film. If THEY want to do it cool i.e. Danny Bonaduce then let them. IMHO

            • AZ Girl says:

              Finally. This is about Kyle not Kim.

              • Brigid A. says:

                Not defending Kyle at all per my earlier response downthread. Merely pointing out that insider “nancy” claims Kyle didn’t want Kim talking to any “driver,” (and prevented her leaving in the limo). You mentioned a logical solution was for Kyle to get a driver to escort her home, but in Kyle’s mind, she clearly didn’t want Kim talking to anyone without Kyle chaperoning. Kyle is a sick woman.

      • Brigid A. says:

        Great point, Katie! Hi Kyle….oops, I mean Nancy!

      • Nancy says:

        I find it hard to believe that Bravo would offer anyone a contract that spells out “Do not film Kim drunk”?

    • Brigid A. says:

      Comment 137 makes no sense at all. So Kyle invited her sister to appear on this reality show so she could babysit and monitor (stalk) Kim’s every move? Think about it, if Kim is such the big talker when she’s drunk, then Kyle is a moron for putting her on public display. And yet again, I have to wonder what Kyle is hiding that she’s so desperate to shut Kim up. She hunted her down like a trapped animal at the b-day party.

      Kyle has not been able to restrain her temper or her tongue this entire season. She fights constantly and then yells at Kim for not speaking up and defending her. Kim spends most of her time trying to avoid events with the ladies (too much drama). When she does, the only times she’s gotten provoked is when Taylor yells at her. That is, until Kyle’s meltdown in the finale limo scene. Kyle has secrets.

      • Katie says:

        Wasn’t there a Nancy posting here with what seemed like inside info? Or am I confusing posters? I thought someone called someone out on a previous blog for knowing some inside scoop???
        So many blogs so little time. . .

        • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

          You are right, Katie, we have 2 people who post using the name nancy. One is yellow and all lower case letters and the other is purple with an uppercase n. (if this is incorrect, please feel free to correct me)

          Anyway, yes, you are right, one of them seemed to know alot about Taylor. She ( I think the pink Nancy) had alot of information on Taylor

      • Jules says:

        Yeah, and if it is true about not filming Kim drunk than apparently Kyle rescended this portion of the agreement after Kim made her mad. Another example of play it my way or pay. Great sister, hun?

    • TLM says:

      Who knows if this “Nancy” is in the inner circle, but everything she says is what I thought from the get-go. So many people jumped on the “don’t let her leave” but when you consider it’s someone with a drinking problem, I would be the same way. She was trying to control Kim to protect her, but in the end you can’t protect an addict from themselves. You can maybe restrain them temporarily but that’s it. That’s why I thought it was ludicrous that Camille took credit for Kelsey being sober. No one can “make” anyone else be sober but the addict themselves.

      Kyle is maybe just prolonging the inevitable but it’s hard to just let go. She loves her sister and has repeatedly said that. In the last episode she said she “has great friends, but there’s nothing like a sister.” I think she took a positive step when she told Kim she and Mauricio will no longer help her financially. Sometimes that has to happen for someone to recover. You just hope they don’t die before they get help. That’s why it’s so hard for family members to cut people loose. It’s a catch-22.

      There is a vacation property in my family that is the subject of some contention, and when Kim made the remark about her house being stolen, I immediately called that one. It didn’t make sense with respect to the other properties. I took a guess as to what happened but if what Nancy says is true, I was dead-on.

      I really hope that Kim will get help and stick with it, and that the sisters can heal their relationship.

      • Cusi77 says:

        TLM_ Well said!

      • error404 says:

        Are you serious? Kyle leaves Kim alone for weeks on end. Doesn’t speak to her. Won’t take her calls. But suddenly that one night Kyle had to watch every move Kim made? And what about after Kyle left Kim crying alone in the limo, announcing that she was “Done!” (Where have we heard that before?) was it then ok for Kim to go off on a bender and do harm because now Kyle was so angry she could spit?

        • And yet Kyle had no qualms about sending her home alone in the limo after the dinner party from Hell. Hasn’t Taylor implied that Kim was in a ‘state of mind’ that night? I think at best, Kyle can be said to be inconsistent about when she wants to protect Kim.

        • Debbie says:

          Well, remember Jill and Kyle have been seen hanging out together. Oh and they both produced, directed and casted their HWs shows.LOL Remember when Jill was on WWHL and told fans to contact her to get cast on MM?

      • Fairweather Viewer says:

        Doesn’t Robert Downey, Jr., give his wife the credit for him getting cleaned up and off drugs? I wonder if Kelsey has ever made statements giving Camille credit for his sobriety too.

        I would have bought the idea that Kyle was worried about Kim’s drinking or pill popping if she didn’t hunt her down and continue her verbal and almost physical assault of her prior to sending her on home on her own anyway. But, that’s not what happened.

        Kyle thought Kim had started the crap with Taylor. She entered that limo primed and ready for the camera. This was her moment. The world was going to see this and think: Poor Kyle recognizes her sister acting drunk at her friend’s birthday party; poor Kyle gives a head’s up to her bff, Lisa, that her sister is drunk again; poor Kyle has to break up a confrontation caused by her drunk sister and defend Taylor from her drunk sister’s attack; poor Kyle had to alert everyone to stop her drunk sister from leaving and frantic calls ensued; poor Kyle has to step away from the party and get into a limo and deal with her drunk sister; poor Kyle has to convince drunk sister she needs help. Poor Kyle…such a great sister and the world feels sorry for her because she has to deal with and care for her drunk dysfunctional sister. Poor Kyle is the victim.

        Unfortunately for Kyle, she got the whole thing wrong. Kyle buried herself. Viewers had been questioning Kyle’s treatment of Kim after only a few episodes of the season. No wonder Kyle dreaded the finale. Kyle knew the finale contained the smoking gun that viewers concerns over Kyle’s treatment of her sister were absolutely correct. She knew she was about get a very public smack down over it which is why she went into CMA 101 mode.

        Plus, nothing will ever excuse Kyle allowing Taylor to threaten Kim. It is one thing to let your sibling handle their own argument, but Taylor crossed the line. I wouldn’t have allowed it and I don’t know anybody who would allow it other than Kyle who did it on National TV. Kyle’s actions have spoken much more loudly than her words. She has proven with her actions that she is a hypocrit, that she has serious anger and self control issues, that she is self-absorbed, that she is insecure and the list goes on.

        I don’t know if it is good for Kyle that the season ended or if it would have been better if after the limo scene there would have been follow up scenes showing what occured afterwards. I do know it will take something pretty big for me to see Kyle in a different light at this point and I suspect other viewers as well.

        • error404 says:

          I know! I also get a kick out of the “Poor Kyle was so desperate she had to get Martin and Adrienne and anyone else that would listen to go stop Kim from leaving” LOL
          Um… how about stopping her yourself, you know, going downstairs yourself instead of sending every other guest at the party down. Or were you too busy calling Betty Ford to see what the policy was on admitting people against their will.

      • Brigid A. says:

        TLM, sounds like you have personal knowledge of Kyle’s love for her sister? For someone who constantly professes her “love” for her sister in her talking head interviews, Kyle demonstrated nothing but hostility, annoyance and disrespect towards Kim all season.

        And, btw, “controlling” a person to “protect” them is only beneficial in the controller’s mind, and a major red flag of an abusive or co-dependent relationship.

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      I also wonder if the rumor is true that Kim is a pill popper too it could be that Kyle didn’t want her to leave because she’d go and get some pills too. Pills and alcohol = bad combo. Again, just a rumor though.

  36. Cusi77 says:

    WOW! Lynn, Lynn, ra, ra, ra!

    What a beautiful experience! Thank you for sharing! I feel that I was there, it’s so exciting! En hora buena, Lynn!

  37. Adgirl says:

    Hey Lynn!
    What a great blog today. Bethenny is a breath of fresh air. You must have had a blast. Your gifts were very thoughtfully selected and I’ll bet she & Jason had a wonderful tub soak last night!

    Thanks for reminding us that we adore Bethenny because she is UPBEAT. Bethenny doesn’t need to bring someone down to raise herself up. She is a tough cookie, a survivor. She comes across as a woman who has learned and grown so much through her life and she wants to share it with us.

    Aren’t we all here at LynnNChicago IHJZ because of our disgust at Jill Z’s dumping on Bethenny and the off screen aftermath? And look how you and Bethenny have flourished!

    I like that we Bravo fans made the journey with Bethenny from her being the snarky-malarkey Rhoda Morgenstern commentator on NY, to breaking away to her Place of Yes.

    This is why I LOVE IHJZ site. It’s a new experience every day.
    Lynn thank you for sharing with us.

  38. lillybee says:

    Lynn, I am glad you had a good time at the Bethenny event.

  39. Amber...Real Wife says:

    I’ve come across somehting new< I think, LOL, about Kyle. Could Taylor have more money than Kyle, making Kyle the next to last poorest housewife? I think so!

    Taylor threw a ridiculously expensive "kiddie" party for $60K. She unflinchingly demanded the best services for her camera shy, introverted daughter. Kyle, on the other hand, spent under $20k and had a backyard party which all the children and parents enjoyed. Both amounts may have been inflated for viewer sticker shock. Particularly Kyles! Kyle probably bartered services, exchanging food and services for product placement and television exposure. Some of you may be like NoShitSherlock! but usually this is done at charity events and personally by JillZarin. Where else have you seen FATBURGER so prominently displayed at any party and she had them twice? Her graduation gift to the daughter of $5K could also have been free or purchased with a deep discount for featuring the jewelry store. But where's the new car of huge check? The restaurant could have been another bartered deal for tv exposure. Her style of dress looks affordable, always that of Bohemian chic daily, and has made bad choices in evening wear on graduation day and finale. Which brings me to the point of Kyle and $16K Birken Bag. Do we really think Kyle can afford that much on one bag or could it be a gift? The others probably have 10 and she has one. She probably borrowed the bag from her neice PARIS HILTON! Ta-da! Paris gets all her stuff practically for free. Designers gift her or other friends send her gifts that she may never use or may have duplicates of. Do you think pushy, inquisitive AuntKyle, who is the media pitbull for the family doesn't get a few of her freebies? I think so! Remember her anger at Kim for putting her purse on her bag??? "Darling, if you can't scratch it , YOU CAN'T AFFORD IT!!" 😉

    • Nancy says:

      I was thinking that “Taylor” did the same thing at the famous $60K kids b-day party. No way do Taylor & Ruselle have any real money. Take a look back at their house.

    • Scorpiosue1102 says:

      Mauricio’s business, The Umansky Group, is selling homes from $68 million and downward. I think that they have plenty of money, but with four kids and a husband who actually cares where his money goes that can be a big difference in what money is spent. I can’t see Mauricio being ok with spending $60k for one birthday party.

      • error404 says:

        He does have a few of those $68 mil houses on his web site, but he’s also got plenty of $5k a month rentals too. The site isn’t really that impressive.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          Just because they have a listing- it doesn’t mean a thing. Most listings like that aren’t exclusive- and even if they are-it doesn’t mean the house is sold. There are a TON of houses in Beverly Park (were Adrianne and Lisa live) that have been on the market for more than a year.

          I’m in SoCal and unless people bought there houses YEARS ago and didn’t take anything out of it- or they just bought one- so many people are upside down.

    • error404 says:

      Re; The birthday parties. I think this was just “lifestyle choice” vs. how much they could afford. Kyle’s party had the kids as the focus. She clearly loves her family. Taylor’s party was meant to impress. It was only done to show off, show off to the other wives, show off to the viewers, show off to Bravo, show off to all those haterz in OK that called Shanna white trash and a slut. Now they know that she made something of herself, even if they can no longer recognize her.

      Again, neither one of them has a $$$$ house, but Kyle’s was seemed more a home, while Taylor’s looked like a corporate rental for relocated execs. She didn’t even have pictures up on the walls.

  40. Adgirl says:

    In other news …. Adrienne, Paul & Charile Sheen.

    I like that Adrienne and Paul spend a lot of time together. Their bickering worried me. I guess they are pretty normal aside from being rich. They also seem like the perfect neighbors that everyone calls when there is an emergency. Charlie Sheen is their neighbor. He and Brooke Mueller were married at their home.

    Someone at Charlie’s house called Paul about Charlie being ill. Paul phoned 911. Paul and Adrienne went to the hospital directly to check on him.

    Adrienne and Paul seem like a nice, well adjusted family. It’s hard for me to imagine them good friends with the disgusting Charlie Sheen.

    I have never watched Two & a Half Men because I refuse to put one dollar into that drug and sex addict’s pocket. He is twisted. Didn’t one article say he was planning to lease a mansion stocked with porno actresses for his own pleasure? Like Hugh Hefner only more extreme.

    His family must be besides themselves. His poor children with the equally messed up Brooke Mueller. They make Denise Richards look like a Mother Theresa.

    Adrienne and Paul are very kind. I hope their boys don’t think they should emulate Charlie Sheen.

    • DJ Loops Fruit says:

      denise richards didnt have any sort of issues TILL she met Charlie Sheen

      • Debbie says:

        I feel really bad for how much I didn’t really believe much of what she said back when they were gettibg divorced. I should have reserved judgement or just not judged her at all. I just didn’t care for her doing a reality show with their kids in it so much.

    • error404 says:

      The Maloof and $$$. For Paul’s sake, I wish she was broke. Then maybe she’d be all Camille “Isn’t my hubby the world’s biggest catch” instead of the “Yeah Yeah, you’re a doctor who dotes on me. Whatever. Now lick my shoe before my mother comes over and tries to pressure me to sign divorce papers again.”

      • At first it bothered me that Adrienne thinks that’s how all marriages are and then I figured out that bickering must have been what she grew up with as a parental role model. Now what bothers me is that somewhere in the world there are 3 little girls who are destined to grow up, marry into the Maloof family and spend the rest of their lives being carped at.

  41. terry aley says:

    Kim Richards’ airport meltdown. Charlie Sheen gets hooked into the Real Housewives. My Top 10 Most Deranged Real Housewife Moments of the Week! (Love the story about meeting Bethenny!) http://tinyurl.com/4fjqdhz

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      too funny! thanks for reminding us the housewives universe was busy this week!

    • Cusi77 says:

      Thanks Terry!

    • error404 says:

      OMG that was brilliant!

      What can I add?

      I’m pretty sure “postpartum depression” is some sort of code for “OMG! Wait until you see what an OTT bitch from hell I act like once the show airs! At one point, I’m so crunk I light Vicki’s dog on fire.”

      I actually liked Frasier, I thought it was well written and well acted. KElsey is not half bad. Charlie Sheen OTOH defies any form of logic I know of! Once i was on a plane and a guy near me was so violently laughing with his whole body that it caught my attention away form my own screen, so I just had to see what he was watching. Turns out it was the shockingly unfunny 2.5 men. I wonder how many briefcases full of coke one has to do before that show becomes funny. Seriously, anyone who is even partly responsible for making Sheen the highest paid tv star today, needs to slap their face in guilt and remorse.

      • terry aley says:

        I’m hiring you as my publicist. It pays in chewing gum though, but think of how good that would look on a resume.

      • Fairweather Viewer says:

        I watch that show sometimes and it is often laugh out loud funny. Charlie Sheen is not the only actor on the show. I suspect if we started digging we’d find out practically every movie and sitcom has an actor, producer, etc. with disgusting personal lives. Actually…these RH shows are a prime example. We should all be ashamed. 😉

        • vilzvet says:

          It’s not nearly as LOL funny as King of Queens, always overlooked when it came to awards time. Great writing and acting.

    • Kellita says:

      Love it!

  42. floridagirl88 says:

    Thank you Lynn. Too bad those heifers over at RHWofNY don’t get the message. I like that Bethanny has moved on without a backward glance. How rich is her life without all the hate and jealousy.

  43. WSL says:

    TLM
    I am still on Taylor too.
    Part of the grift is to befriend just one person in a circle u want to become known for being accepted by. I think Adriana was the richest & 1st target.Shoot high! Shanna could have found out that Adriana goes to a certain hair salon. She could call & say she needs to meet the target (A.M) & get the appointment gal to schedule an apt saying they planned to meet (if caught,the master of lies can lie again). Shanna meets A. M & says she is new & needs advice for church & school for, drum roll: KENNEDY. (Not Ford cuz grifters go bankrupt or get thrown out of towns & change names).A picture of sweet Kennedy is the glue and private #s r exchanged. Getting a cell phone forever keeps Shanna’s foot (claw) in the door (private life). Shanna continues to flatter w/advice needs. Shanna meets Adriana’s kids as soon as possible & suggests museum expeditions for the kids who grow to love Shanna who always brings a gift. One day,w/Tears,Shanna reveals that Kennedy’s Godmother died suddenly in a car crash & Kennedy wakes up crying & doesn’t understand why she no longer has a Godmother.Shanna asks Adriana to b Godmother to 5 year old Kennedy. The grift is sealed. When this very sacred & serious relationship is mentioned, it further condones the grifters & appears that the relationship w/Shanna,has been since long b4 Kennedy’s birth (normal God parent relationship r long & most r siblings). They use that 1st contact to grow the base by acting like the new “friend” is a very old friend.
    Now the grifters can grift anyone in the community by having the “endorsement” of the so called most respected member of the community the grifters have targeted. Booo Haaaa !
    They R In ! Now like an amoeba,they do their thing.
    In Shanna’s case it the sad story that her brilliant hub spends so much time being brilliant & making $$$ for his clients, he has no time for fun or to love Shanna. To show that Russell has big bucks,they make $10 000 +++ donations & buy tables for Adriana & her friends favorite charity. (Ill has to give
    $100 000 to b included 🙂
    the grift continues as Shanna picks a newer less established charity represent and be known for. Sound familiar. Any friend whose charity Shanna donated to will now come to ur charity event.
    I think u get the picture.
    Now is a 4some dinner after plenty of wine,Russell “slip”s & mentions his current venture. Under wine Adriana says how interesting. There is $$ in my kids,IRa,Trust for XYZ etc,sounds like I should consider ur investment. Now here is where it gets tricky & Russell needs to get it through her protectors. Some how he says it closes on Mon but I could come w/ the paper work Mon.morning to your house.It’s possible the “watcher” says there is a felon but Shanna has already explained that a judge wanted $$ under the table that Russell refused to pay. So Adriana says I know about that & look I am going to invest just make the arrangements. Now the rest of thee crowd falls like domino s. The best ! Like Donald Dump,some people can go bankrupt & keep the friend ! Donald is still friends w/folks where his deal failed for legitimate reasons. So the grifters aren’t necessarily thrown out of town. It is amazing how often this goes on. I have seen it several times in PB.
    I am being harsh but I think a felon convicted for securities fraud should switch professions.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Taylor strikes me as the classic shill – she is very distracting. Russell’s infamy now dictates that it is wiser to use Taylor’s names than his – I just don’t think any of the BH cast would be suitable marks.

    • Cusi77 says:

      WSL_ That story is GENIOUS! And I don’t think is far from the true evenements in how Trash met Adrienne! Good one!

    • Nancy says:

      Someone needs to transfer this to Lynn’s BH Housewives blog so “Taylor” reads it.
      Sorry I don’t know how to do that.

    • AZ Girl says:

      Thank you WSL.

      • AZ Girl says:

        I have seen this go down so many times especially among members of “bedroom communities” with cash it is ridiculous. Mostly real estate investments and “spec” developments. You can only imagine what occurred in the 6 weeks in 2008 when real estate values dropped 30-35%. A lot of close friendships bit the dust.

    • Sparkles says:

      Brilliant!

  44. Great blog Lynn! I am glad that you were able to meet Bethenny.

  45. WSL says:

    Don’t think wealthy people are safe from grifters. Look at the Madoff victims.
    I have a friend whose family owns a ranch as big as some states. She had a family employee that was treated like family for 20+ years. They educated her children & they had a place at the family dinner table. My friends dad died & thru that my friend discovered the beloved friend/employee had been embezzling big time for 20years.They were heart broken; prosecuting would have hurt the core foundation of too many grandchildren etc.
    I say this to remind u,grifters can get to VERY savvy, sophisticated,people, with an army of advisors.
    BTW All Sr. Bankers are required to take 2 consecutive weeks off so that if fraud is going on it will surface. (Doesn’t mean it always works)

    • Fairweather Viewer says:

      Zsa Zsa Gabor was a Madoff victim although she didn’t lose her entire wealth, but she did lose a lot.

    • Fairweather Viewer says:

      So true. I saw a report the other night that Zsa Zsa Gabor lost money because of Madoff. Of course, she still kept plenty of money too.

  46. elisa says:

    I can’t stand Taylor, but…

    I have been in situations where I heard people saying mean things about someone I was friends with. And where I might feel uncomfortable saying much at the time in defense of my friend (I didn’t want to engage, didn’t want to argue, didn’t want to encourage the conversation, or just felt weird), I would feel to not tell that friend would be a betrayal to her. So I would tell her that she was the subject of gossip because otherwise, I would feel as though I helped position her as a target. I would want a friend to do as much for me, too. I want to at least be wary of these women who seem friendly, but aren’t. I wouldn’t do it to stir a pot or try to create drama. I would do it from loyalty for that friend. But I know to be truly loyal, I should defend my friend in the moment. It’s sometimes hard to do so. And sometimes it’s inappropriate and argumentative to do so (a la Kelly trying to interject herself into comments on the cruise from hell). So while I despise Taylor, I can understand how she may not have intended to stir the pot. If she also texted Camille about the porn-looking in the limo, I’d add it to this bucket. Especially knowing they’re being taped, Taylor wouldn’t want Camille to be last to know her position amongst these women, after America. And since they were being taped, Taylor would realize that America would consider her a Benedict Arnold if she didn’t do something to come to Camille’s aide. She may’ve been damned either way.

    • elisa says:

      To clarify–from what we saw, I don’t believe the women were saying anything particularly bad about Camille which required Taylor’s defense or disclosure on behalf of Camille. But Taylor could’ve thought so.
      And I think Kelly was completely nuts on the cruise. I just think in some misguided way, she felt she was defending her friend in her absence.

    • ramonacoaster says:

      I’ve been in these situations too and I’ve learned the hard way to always keep my mouth shut. The friend that is being stabbed would probably feel bad about being talked about and telling her would ruin any chance of a reconciliation with the other friend. The fact that Taylor is being taped should make her choose a side so that she doesn’t look two-faced that is if she’s being a real friend instead of some grifter lining up “investors” for her husband’s business.

      • elisa says:

        You’re probably right on all counts. I’m just wondering if Taylor might be telling the truth about not intending to stir the pot. I should probably take your advice in my own life, though! Thanks!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Good point – gossip is gossip to some people but not to others. I get Taylor’s explanation about her surprise at Kim having a conversation with her at the airport. I probably wouldn’t have told her the details. Taylor gets the no win situation award here.

    • error404 says:

      Taylor’s excuse was pure bs and made no kind of sense. No one with a brain in their head says things like “Oh that Judy is driving me crazy! She hardly talked to me last week, but today she was so chatty. Weird right? She came right up to me and said that you were cheating on your husband with his brother, and that you weren’t even sure who the father of your youngest was. Isn’t that weird that she would ignore me one day and then be all friendly the next. Do you think I should invite her for lunch next week?”

      Taylor is a two faced liar, pure and simple.

      • Jules says:

        Furthermore, if what Taylor said was true, Camille would have come down to dinner that night made as hell at Kim, but she appeared to be only mad at Lyle and Lisa. Camille has never appeared to be mad a t Kim – ever.

    • Adgirl says:

      Making to comments to Camille at the hotel was fairly standard female behavior. Taylor sitting back and enjoying the aftermath at the dinner table was not.
      Subsequently, at any point, Taylor should have stepped up and accepted complete blame for rekindling the argument. Instead she threw the hapless Kim under the bus and is backing it up with Kyle riding shotgun.

      • error404 says:

        Another lie. If Taylor really did just tell Camille that Kim called her “insecure” at the airport, they why didn’t Camille fly down the stairs and start screaming at Kim? Makes more sense to me that Taylor was trash talking Kyle to Camille, “and then Kyle said you were _______ and that you probably _____” etc.. Kyle was the only one of the 4 women that Camille got angry with. Why? Oh right, I forgot. Camille HAD to scream and get mad at Kyle because Kim was drunk. Really, how stupid do these women think the average TV viewer is.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Kim isn’t even on Camille’s radar – never has been. Anybody ever wonder why?

          • ramona_coaster says:

            Maybe she didn’t know her name. You know Camille is so much busier than all the other women that she can’t be expected to remember people’s names, especially not when they’re on a cable show together.
            All kidding aside, that’s another question to add to all the other questions. Camille never attacked Kim for calling her insecure but Camille also never called out Taylor at the reunion when Taylor accused Kim of baiting her.

            • error404 says:

              IDK, Camille’s talking head commentaries were all Kelsey-Kyle-Kelsey-Kyle-Kelsey-Kyle-Kelsey-Kyle-Kelsey-Kyle-Kelsey-Kyle-Kelsey-Kyle-Kelsey-Kyle-Kelsey-Kyle-Kelsey-Kyle-Kelsey-Kyle-Kelsey-Kyle. I don’t remember her ignoring Kim any more than she ignored Lisa or Adrienne. She’s a little OCDish and her obsessions with her famous husband and her feuding friend were borderline. Even at the reunion she didn’t really complain that they all picked on her. She only called Kyle a bully. No one else.

            • Jules says:

              I think there is some kind of unspoken agreement between Camille and Taylor that if Camille doesn’t completely spill the beans on what Taylor said to stir up the pot than Taylor will have her back. ie: Taylor little pronouncement at the reunion about people saying things about Camille via the computer being cowardly etc..

        • Katie says:

          OMG you are so right and if you go back and watch it was Camille who said Taylor told me they were all talking about me and I believe specifically pointed out Lisa as the one provoking the conversation on the plane.

      • Brigid A. says:

        I disagree about Taylor’s gossiping to Camille (off-camera, unfortunately) about the ladies’ conversation (about Camille) enroute to NY as standard female behavior. Only if the friends are all drama queens.

        Simple answer to Camille when she asks Taylor about the trip: “Flight was fine…or turbulent or whatever. We’re so excited to be here for Kelsey’s premiere. Thanks for inviting us!”

        Taylor stirs the pot and sits back to enjoy.

  47. ramonacoaster says:

    I’ve been watching the “Kim drunk at the airport” video and I keep vascillating between “that is Kim,” “no that can’t be Kim,” “yeah she looks like Kim,” “still not sure if that’s Kim.” How funny that Kim’s drunk video is released within the same day Taylor’s drunk video is released. Thank god Lisa wasn’t there, Taylor was too touchy feely with Faye and Kyle for her taste.

    • error404 says:

      Kim is famous, but i don’t think drag queen impersonate her, like Liza or Cher. Although that would be funny! Kyle is probably much easier for a drag queen to impersonate though.

    • Nancy says:

      Why isn’t “Taylor’s” DRUNK VIDEO not being discussed?

      • ramonacoaster says:

        It should be discussed but problem is she’s never been outed by someone close to her that she’s an alcoholic.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Taylor wasn’t at “work” (Bravo show/contractual obligation). She was out partying or leaving a party with Faye and Kyle and her husband was there as well. Damn paparazzi! lol

        • Brigid A. says:

          Could be wrong, but wasn’t this drunken video of Taylor taken at a post-premiere party for RHOBH? If so, Taylor probably thought the YouTube video would fly under the radar because it was taped before the season started. Anyone know for sure when the video was taken?

  48. DJ Loops Fruit says:

    wow Lynn First Simon & Alex and now Bethenny im so jealous
    You know out of all the housewives Bethennys always been my fave
    re: Ramona i dont think she offered to get screen time i think she genuinely loves B and wanted to do anything to help
    remember Ramonas reaction to the engagement news
    you just cant fake that sort of happiness for a friend
    im so happy that she stays in touch with Ramona & Alex im guessing neither appear on the new season and that is a shame because the 3 together are a funny group
    Did anything come out as to why Max no longer works for her
    once again Congrats hon no one deserves it more
    Huggies
    Phil

  49. jeang says:

    But on the cruise no one was talking about Jillous, Kelly was constantly attacking every word that came out of Bethenys mouth.

    • elisa says:

      I’m thinking of an early scene on the cruise where the women are recounting something about Jill–I think it was the confrontation at the new HW’s house btn her and Alex? And Kelly was going nuts, interrupting and insisting they not talk about Jill. I know it’s not a real parallel–it’s just an example where throwing oneself into a conversation on behalf of an absent subject/friend can be a bad idea.

      • error404 says:

        I am 110% sure that Kiki was given strict instruction by Jill to defend her whenever the other women should try and gossip about her, especially if it concerned her feud with B, Kiki was instructed to defend Jill like her life depended on it. I could bet my life savings on this, that’s how sure I am! lol

        • Katie says:

          I think Crazy was doing some heavy drinking or drugs. IMHO she acts crazier than Kim ever has on film. So why isn’t anyone accusing Crazy of having a problem?

  50. Cusi77 says:

    Tough times (Sorry if @klmh has already posted this one…)

    “Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen.

    I saw a Mormon polygamist with only one wife.

    If the bank returns your check marked “Insufficient Funds,” you call them and ask if they meant you or them.

    Angelina Jolie adopted a child from America .

    Parents in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children’s names.

    My cousin had an exorcism but couldn’t afford to pay for it, and they re-possessed her!

    A picture is now only worth 200 words.

    When Bill and Hillary travel together, they now have to share a room.

    And, finally…

    I was so depressed last night thinking about the economy, wars, jobs, my savings, Social Security, retirement funds, etc., I called the Suicide Hotline. I got a call center in Pakistan , and when I told them I was suicidal, they got all excited, and asked if I could drive a truck.”

  51. WSL says:

    Love u guys !
    But I can guarantee you that if I was somewhere, anywhere,even w/ the Queen of England or a US Pres.and some one I know to be a person of integrity and that I love, was slammed in my presence, I would say : hey ! Attention please ! (Hey $hit head I am thinking only:) U, excuse me, I am WSL what is ur name ? You are discussing some one I know for __years and I know them not to possess the ugly qualities that you mentioned. And I insist that you defend, w/details, your unkind accusations or cease to repeat unfounded accusations. Regardless, know that I will be reporting ur slander to my friend and include the names of all of the people here that your slander has been herd by.
    That’s what I would do.

    • Adgirl says:

      WSL you rule. You totally crack me up with your “only in my head” outburst. LOL.

    • Nancy says:

      Hi Blowfish (AKA Taylips Fishlips Shanna Hughes Ford Armstrong felon grifter imposter “Taylor”)!!!
      What’s the matter, slow weekend? Is RuSELL out on the golf course making phony “deals” again?
      No court-ordered community service charity events tonight?
      Why don’t you call Linsey Lohan? I hear she’s free. Maybe you two could do your community service together!
      Hope your Sunday is better, and God bless.

  52. Rabble Rouser says:

    Great blog Lynn.
    It must have been nice to meet Bethany. Did you get to meet Jason too?

  53. FlowerPower (no longer StillaWallflower) says:

    What a great blog, Lynn! Sounds like a fantastic time. Thanks for sharing it with us. You can accuse me of being jealous anytime 🙂

  54. butterisafruit says:

    I confess, I LOVE, Two and a Half Men. I love Berta, Allen, Jake, Charlie,
    Evelyn, Judith and Rose. I think the show is hilarious. I know I’m morally
    corrupt and will burn in hell. But I’ll do it with a smile.

    • Adgirl says:

      Just think of all of the cocaine dealers, rehab centers and sex workers you are supporting. LOL.

      • butterisafruit says:

        LOL I KNOW, I’m a lost cause!!

        • Brigid A. says:

          Recently watched the original “Wall Street” which I had never seen. Charlie Sheen looked so young and healthy that I hardly recognize him as the same man now. Martin Sheen appeared as his father in the movie. So sad to see Charlie’s personal decline.

      • Fairweather Viewer says:

        Think of all the ones we support by watching RH’s. Well someone has to help the economy right? lol

    • twoile says:

      @BIAF, Me 2….a few yrs ago I thought of it as sexist etc & wouldn’t watch…in the past 2yrs I’ve truly enjoyed the writing (retreds) but realize the most current episodes r 2 close 2 “Charlies” real life problems….writers r lazy….this will backfire IMHO….but earlier seasons r really clever…& sexist….:0)

    • Jules says:

      Now this is funny. My twin sister comes to visit me last October, and Two and a Half Men come on TV, and Jane (that’s my sister’s name) says, “Let’s watch this since it was Mom’s favorite TV show.” This struck me because I didn’t remember Mom ever watching this show – yeah, she loved Seinfeld, and Cheers, and she died in 1998. Now Jane has a history of remembering things that none of the rest of the family can remember which has led to multiple conversations about whether or not she just imagines things. So, I say, Jane you are wrong, Mom never watched this show, and she starts agruing with me that she did, and she is going to call her son, AJ (he will remember and tell me she is right). She calls him in Omaha, and he doesn’t remember it either. All the while I am sitting there thinking, I don’t even think this show was on when Mom was alive, so I go look it up on the internet, and sure enough if started airing more than 5 years after her death. How’s that for a false memory.

  55. Kukulet says:

    Lynn, so happy for you that you had such a nice meeting with Bethenny. Wonderful!

    I’m giggling at Jill Zaarriinn’s tweets tonight…boy, the truth really gets under her skin. You’d think she learn to ignore the posts she considers negative, but she just can’t resist feeding the fire. And she picked up Taylor’s buzzword….can’t she do anything original?

    Jillzarin:I wish those cowards would show themselves. Scared little people with only evil running thru them.“

    (She may as well have addressed that one to Susan Saunders.)

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Hope she didn’t tweet that in front of her 360 degree mirror!

    • Jill is getting a little snappy on Twitter. LOL

      Somebody tweeted this to Jill:

      (name deleted) @Jillzarin I agree, be regular like most Americans. There is a recession and high unemployment and all u do is brag

      Jill’s reponse:

      so Knit hats and sell them but please don’t follow me

      • error404 says:

        Jill must be slipping in her old age. Dina Manzo would have called that person a f $%^ing c&*t and threatened to dismember her pet before deleting the tweet.

      • Sha2000 says:

        Whew, that is nasty!

      • Kukulet says:

        “Knit hats and sell them”? FOFL!! That’s the best snark she can come up with? Oh. Ow. Ouch.

        I really resent her implication that I have nothing but evil running through me. That’s absolutely not true. I have a lot of animosity, too. 🙂

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          I don’t know if Jill gets how very “Marie Antoinette” she comes across. Just when I think I have forgotten about her- because Shana Huges aka Shana Taylor aka Taylor Ford aka Taylor Ford Armstrong is still echoing in my head- she goes and reminds me of why at one time I googled the words ‘Jill Zarin is a bitch’ and found this site.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        Whatever happened to Cruising with Jill Zarin and Family- what there wasn’t hundreds of people willing to spend 10k pp on cruise just to rub elbows with her?

    • ramona_coaster says:

      Does she WANT to be addressed face to face? I feel like singing a song.
      You’ve got us under your skin…

      • error404 says:

        lol

        or how about “you’re no good, you’re no good, you’re no good, baby you’re no good, I’m gonna say it again, you’re no good, you’re no good, you’re no good, baby you’re no good”

  56. Blaze-a-fire says:

    Lynn,
    I love your blogs, keep up it the good work your doing. I have met bethenny also and she was very friendly. I love this post but unfornately what I am going to say has nothing to do about this post.
    A few weeks ago you did a post on the rhonyc wherein it shows Sonja telling someone to get out of her house. We all assume then that it was Alex base on the length and color of the hair but I think that their is another housewife. I saw another promote clip that shows four blonds and only know of three blonds, Alex, sonja and Ramona.
    Can look into it and let me know.
    Have a wonderful weekend

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      It looks like Alex and Sonja were fighting- on the BH reunion they showed a clip of Alex saying something like “I just don’t want to get in the middle” and Sonja yelling “Get out”.

      • Brigid A. says:

        If that’s the case, it’s sad to see Alex and Sonja fighting. I like them both and they both kept their cool with Krazy Kelly on Ramona’s cruise.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          I agree. I think a lot of us are already dreading this- hopefully it won’t cause a rift.

    • Jules says:

      There is another clip that airs periodically, and it is definitely Alex that Sonja is talking too. At any rate, it would appear that they have made up, or Sonja was simply relating an incident to Alex. Anyway, both Sonja and Alex are mature enough to have a disagreement, and work it later like mature women.

  57. error404 says:

    “The reason Kyle did not want Kim to live was because drunks will say anything”!

    LOL!!! This is my new all time favorite freudian slip! Really “Nancy”? Kim is such a burden that Kyle wants her dead? LOL!

  58. VincenzoNewYork says:

    Thank you for writing another blog and describing a Bethenny tour!! I am so happy for you! You must have been thrilled that she knew who you were!! You deserve only good things to happen in your life.
    Bethenny has a good heart and I like how she can keep what transpired with JZ in the past and that she always remains positive to her former best friend. BF is a good girl and I hope she continues to shine as well. I will miss the JZ and BF duo..I have to move on as well. I agree that RH can be a negative force and in the end it’s really neither healthy, nor conducive to her, her husband, and her adorable baby!
    This is a busy 2-3 week period for Bravo! 2 shows ending, and 2-3 new shows comming up soon!!
    Have a good night everybody!
    vinny

  59. error404 says:

    Does anyone actually know if Kim’s kids live with her? Maybe “Nancy” will stop by. 😛

    I know a lot of drinkers, and none of them have custody of their kids. In fact, some of them can’t even see them. Others can only see them under really strict guidelines.

    So, how is it that pill-popping drinker Kim has at least shared custody? There are so many things about this story that don’t add up. Typical Real Housewives, right?

    • Katie says:

      Maybe Kim has a problem but not a Charlie Sheen level problem and if she has had periods of ups and downs that lasted she was allowed to have the kids. Just guessing.

    • Adgirl says:

      Who knows what problems the baby daddys have. It maybe worse.

      • Jules says:

        Okay – I don’t know if any of you watch Millionare Matchmaker, or Celebrity Rehad with Dr. Drew, but there was a guy last year that Patti Stanger setup, Jason Davis (grandson of Marvin Davis. He was young, but overweight and slovenly – really just kind of gross (long dirty fingernails, etc.), and it appeared as if he was on something. Anyway, he shows up on this year’s season of Celebrity rehab – go figure.

        Well, I have a lot of trouble sleeping, so a fair bit of the time I am on line searching for answers to questions that pop into my head, and it occurs to me that I have read somewhere that Kim’s second husband was Greg Davis (son of larger than life Marvin Davis and Barbara Levine). So, I am thinking was Jason Davis’ father the guy that Kim was married to. I go searching and find that Kim was married to Greg Davis, the uncle of this Jason Davis, who’s mother is Nancy Davis, Greg Davis’ sister. Jason’s real last name is Zarif after his father Nebil Zarif of Summerland Wine Company, and his brothers are Brandon Davis, and Alexander Davis. So, bottom line is Kim’s two children, Whitney and Chad, are first cousins to this loser Jason Davis, aka Gummi Bear and his brother Brandon, aka Greasy Bear, former boyfriend of Paris Hilton. Creepy!!!!!

        Furthermore, it appears that Marvin Davis was as difficult a parent as Big Kathy, Kim’s mom. Greg and Kim wanted to move away from California, and Marvin threatened to cut him off if he did. Apparently, Marvin threatened to do that with all his children that wanted to go off and have lives of their own. Anyway, it is reported that Marvin was instrumental in breaking up Greg and Kim’s marriage. It is also common knowledge that Kyle and Kim’s mom was an alcoholic, and liked to party with Kim all the time. So, bottom line is Kim’s whole life has been manipulated by others, and alcoholism runs rampant throughout the Kim’s entire family, and her ex’s family. Big Kathy wasn’t concerned about Kim’s drinking because she was doing it with her. If anything her Mom told Kyle to take care of Kim, because she had taken care of the whole family growing up and working as an actress. I can’t figure out for the life of me why these kids seem to idolize their mother, because she was a real piece of work – she even broke Diane Richards ankle by slamming it in a car door, and it is reported that it was done intentionally (Diane was the first wife of Ken Richards – Kyle and Kim’s father.

        So bottom line is, even if Kim has a drinking problem (which she probably most certainly does) this family wouldn’t be embarrassed by it – by comparison to the rest of the family Kim’s problem is small. At least from my perspective, when Kim gets drunk she doesn’t get mean, or violent.

        Anyway, just food for thought.

        • Jules says:

          There is an article from 7/12/07 reporting the Brooke, Kim’s daughter got a DUI while driving Paris Hilton’s car. It even shows a booking picture of Brooke, and it reports she registered over .15. Alcoholism runs rampant throughout this family on both sides of the family. Alcoholism and drug addiction run rampant in Hollywood, and honestly for the most part people living the lifestyle that these Beverly Hills Housewives do, aren’t shocked by it at all. Kim’s drinking problem are a drop in the bucket to the much more publicized and appalling antics of people like Charlie Sheen, and Robert Downey, Jr.. They are using Kim’s drinking as an excuse for their despicable behavior of Kim this season. Kathy Hilton is reported to drink quite a bit, as are Rick Hilton, and most of the Hiltons, and Richards, as well as Kim’s ex Monty Brison, but now they want to act like Kim is the big cause of family trouble. The way I see it, is that Kim has been able to contain her drinking to the point that it has created very little bad press for the Richards clan, unlike Paris, and Kim’s children’s cousins Jason and Brandon Davis.

          I am simply not buying Kim’s drink as an explanation for the treatment she has received from both Taylor, and Kyle. Kim did not behave badly at Taylor’s party – she only stuck to her guns about the truth. Taylor and Kyle need to try selling their at story to someone ready to buy some swamp land.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Ducking as I say this – I got an uneasy feeling from that little discussion about Kim’s kids coming to Aunt Kyle for advice – so just maybe Kyle has helped out more with raising Kim’s kids than we are aware of.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        I don’t know but given Kim was in AZ with the kids for many years not to mention her marriages, I don’t think Kyle had a strong physical hand in raising Kim’s kids.

        It could also be just as likely since Kim is now single- they are going to Kyle in the same way that kids often play their parents against each other. They could be keenly aware of the dynamics between the sisters and feel that Kyle will automatic take opposite position Kim takes- and that she will badger, humiliate and insult Kim into relenting.

        • Jules says:

          Astute observation Rabble – I agree completely – in the past my kids tried that with my twin sister until the found it wasn’t going to fly, and she was going to back me up, but then I have a better more supportive sister than Kim does..

  60. Adgirl says:

    Bethenny on WWHL a few weeks ago. Regarding the status of her relationship with Jill.

    Bethenny: The status is No.

    LOL.

  61. Fairweather Viewer says:

    OT:

    I don’t believe in ghosts but I’ve been watching Celebrity Ghost Stories today and it is freaking me out. Boogie Woogie….boogie woogie woogie woogie

  62. KookADoodleDo says:

    Lynn, GREAT blog! Bethenny seems to be the most “REAL” housewife of them all.

    Please, someone tell me if my memory is correct, wasn’t it stated by Adrienne that she received continuous texts from Taylor during the NY trip giving her the “details” of the arguement?? (All of this occuring while Adrienne was with her family grieving for her uncle?)

  63. WSL says:

    “Go knit hats & sell them”says ill.
    Hummmmmm
    Ask jill if she wants a deal. Tell her if she farts on the hats u can sell them for $5 each and u will give her 99cents per sale.

  64. WSL says:

    Lynn
    When God made u, He was having a very good day !
    Ur sweet presents for Miss B made me tear up.U r so thoughtful !
    Bethanny’s cry of pleasure to hug you, was worth all the evil things iLL has spewed about OUR LynnFam. Many HWs love u but it’s nice to have the MOST loved of all HWs endorse the IHJZ blog.
    I am sure it makes iLL Bat $hit to know, that with all her devious plans to hurt your reputation & any of your followers she can get to,U r loved Loved Loved by the #1 HW Star Sis ta, Bethanny !
    Lynn u very special Lady,
    U Rock ! (So does Mr Hudson)

  65. quincyillinois says:

    Oh, No! I almost forgot to write the subset blog.

    The following subset blog is intended to create balance and harmony on the Planet Earth. After Jill Zarin asked on twitter for someone to write an “I Love Jill Zarin” blog, I felt badly for her. I wanted to help her so I created the first subset blog burined in the IHJZ board. Unfortunately, this subset blog requires the reading of the IHJZ board as it has no http address.

    The “I Love Jill Zarin” blog on the prairie by quincyil

    Jill Zarin had to tweet quite a number of responses today and it seems that she had pain from a dental emergency. Luckily a dentist was able to help her and she was given pain medication.

    Another blog was born on word press recently as pointed out by our dear Boston. This is not an “I Love Jill Zarin” blog as the author calls it “I Love the Real Housewives. JIll Zarin requested a blog with the title of this subset blog so this blog is still the only one dedicated to Jill as she requested. The “I Love the Real Housewives ” blog is very nice, but not totally dedicated to Jill. The author was able to bring Jill into the discussion of the RHBH though which will make Jill very happy and increase her fan base.

    Jill dislikes the fans behind computers as does Taylor Armstrong of BH. On twitter, Jill hopes that the people behind computers will show themselves.

    As you know some blogs tweeted by Jill Zarin get 10,000 hits. I am impressed. One blog favored by Jill Zarin got 1500 hits. I am even more amazed. How do they get such even numbers? They also get the many hits within short periods of time so Jill’s fans must be behind computers waiting to follow her commands at all hours of the day.

    I do not know what Jill Zarin ate again today. Because of her dental emergency she is probably on fluids. The subset blog members truly hope that she gets wells soon.

    I googled Jill and there were no recent articles on her.

    There were articles on other Bravo Real housewives, but I can not mention them as this subset blog is restricted to love for Jill Zarin.

    Good night, Jill. I hope the pain medication helps.

    This is the conclusion of the subset blog.

    I appreciate the members of IHJZ board and their kindness in allowing me to post on their board. Thank you LynnNChicago. You are nice to allow me to share your space also.

    Good night, younger and thinner friend who visited the most beautiful city on Earth this weekend. You were great fun to be with and the nice things you said about Jill Zarin helped me write this blog tonight.

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  67. WSL says:

    Lynn
    Since u r such a generous person and Jill seems to be collecting dollars. Would u consider selling the picture of u & Miss B for
    50 cent and donating the proceeds to the storage costs of the 100s of Jill’s books in storage that Bo bee doesn’t know jill bought ?

    • quincyillinois says:

      LOL… the board was going to take up a collection, but 10 paperback books and arrange a phone call between Jill Zarin and Lynn Hudson. Is there a committee trying to raise those funds yet? How much will 10 paperback books cost and can we buy used books from amazon where Jill has a number of reviews.

      I hope the Jill Zarin book buying committee of the IHJZ board acts quickly as the time is running out to get that prearranged phone call.

      • Kukulet says:

        Surely someone can spare $1.00?

      • Adgirl says:

        I will buy 10 books, or 20 if Lynn would like a second phone call (because she enjoyed the first call so much).

        • quincyillinois says:

          I think that buying the books from Amazon and then reviewing the books on Amazon would be the way to go.

          I have never in my long life heard of an author asking people to buy 10 books in exchange for a phone call from the author.

  68. iceNfire says:

    Hi Lynn – Most Excellent! RHONY is my ” thing ” See you all soon : )

  69. I stopped by Jill’s Facebook page. I hadn’t been there since season 3 ended. Here is an interesting post from January 21:

    Jill Zarin: Sometimes I read a blog and like to recommend it for different reasons. Last season there were some very hateful blogs that were also a security breach. Personal info was published to intimidate fans who did NOT agree with the blogger. I have found a few bloggers that seem to run their blogs properly. Here is one. Let …me know what you think.

    Gee, I wonder who Jill is talking about. LOL

    • Kukulet says:

      FOFL!!

      “Personal info was published to intimidate fans who did NOT agree with the blogger.”

      So…listing the address of Zarin Fabrics intimidated people? Huh. Customers who look up the address must be downright terrified then, since it appears on several citysearch websites.

      Jill is just plain dumb. Ginger must have licked out all her brains through her nose.

    • iceNfire says:

      Also read Jill’s facebook last night. She was pushing a hubpages blog and had 9 comments in 4 hours …lol
      Also been meaning to say…I came to Lynn’s blog via A.Chandler/Amazon….really pissed me off when Jill called out my book reviewer.

      • quincyillinois says:

        Is that the blog with 10,000 hits or 15,000 hits? I’m surprised so few people wrote replies.

        • Yes, that’s the blog. I didn’t post the link because I didn’t want Lisa in New England(Jill’s sister?) to get anymore hits. I think Jill is exaggerating. That blog probably didn’t get more than 1000 hits.

          • quincyillinois says:

            I thought it might be Lisa in CT also.

            I think Lisa in CT/New England did a great job in being nice to Jill Zarin. However, I think I devoted my subset blog totally to Jill Zarin so I should be looked upon as the LOVE blogger, not Lisa in CT/New England.

            • quincyillinois says:

              Do you all think that most people that read Lynn’s blog glance at the posts? I wonder how many hits my subset blogs are getting.
              This is the problem when you have no hit meter running. I wonder if I could use an egg timer instead because I don’t have a word press dash board.

            • LynnNChicago says:

              and as such, should be supported and the link tweeted by Mrs. Zarin as well..

      • Brigid A. says:

        Ice, I believe that I found Lynn’s blog via Amazongate as well! Jill’s attack and threats to A. Chandler were so disturbing. But, unlike a lot of other viewers, I was never a Jill fan. I only tolerated her because of her friendship with Bethenny.

  70. Adgirl says:

    JZ twitter pix is photo shopped or she is wearing 13 pairs of skqeez/spanx

    http://twitter.com/jillzarin

  71. WSL says:

    So Jill knows there is a blog w/ 15 000 hits weekly,made up of people, who all think, Jill’s wise, Jewish mommie, should take Jill out back & go Oklahoma,Ny,Fla, NJ,Ct,Nab,Min,& every other state in the US that participates in the IHJZ blog,
    on Jill’s fat a$$.
    So Jill knows a few people,think her behavior needs a redo; and she fights the message and the messenger. That’s called denial and stupidity.Jill Why don’t u give books away & promise a call to anyone who will take 10. Now that u might succeed at !

  72. iceNfire says:

    Geez – Got here just in time

  73. Yay Lynn! How exciting!
    Thanks for the report!

  74. NYCer says:

    I just read in the comments of Reality Tea that Mauricio had a nose job. Hmmm.

    I’m glad to read here that Bethenny and Jason are still doing well. I wonder how long this kind of career lasts? I hope she milks it as much as possible and saves for the future!

  75. ches says:

    The thing that really irritates the hell out of me concerning Taylor is the fact that she gave snowball away , because of Kennedy’s allergies, and turned right around and got the kid a chihuahua. I think she was just pissed that Russell looked like the good guy at the kid’s party and she didn’t. Whacko!

    • Adgirl says:

      Everything about Taylor irritates me.

    • California35 says:

      Yeah A and snowball was so cute and for what we I saw well behaved 🙂

    • lillybee says:

      If a kid is allegeric to dogs, would she be allegeric to a chiahuahua.

      • justanothermary says:

        Yes, she would be. Actually Snowball was less prone to set off allergies than the new a chahuahua would be. Lippy McLipplipp is just plan mean and stupid.

        • Brigid A. says:

          Taylor was an idiot for announcing the Chihuahua adoption for Kennedy. Why even mention it other than to justify kicking Snowball out on his furry little butt and probably breaking Kennedy’s heart. The Maltese was almost certainly hypo-allergenic.

          • Even since I read that Kennedy was ok with the new dog I’ve been wondering if she was actually allergic to some hair product the groomer used.

            • Rabble Rouser says:

              Sure- but a chihuahua is so much trendier to carry around in a Louis Vuitton and they even made a movie about it being the dog of Beverly Hills.

              Not to mention, she ruined Russel’s gift-then got to be the hero.

              I hate her.

        • Scorpiosue1102 says:

          My friend is allergic to dogs and only a couple are considered allergy free type dogs like her standard poodle. Taylor, Google is your friend. Look things up before spouting stuff. According to the AKC, the Chihuahua is not one of their allergenic breeds.

  76. Adgirl says:

    For you Taylor lover (All two of you. You know who you are & you are drunk.) here is an oldie but goodie that we posted on IHJZ last week or so. Enjoy.
    ……
    From http://www.realfauxhousewives.com:
    Recently a reader who goes by Allison. Found my site stated she met Chankla Face and her husband back in 2004 at a restaurant in Miami and has a picture with them. I immediately emailed her and she responded back.
    Here is the email Allison send me, she said I could post it enjoy :
    ….
    I love your website! It’s all about the”Real” Truth!

    Yes, I do have a photo of myself, my husband, Taylor, and Russell from back in 2004. My husband and I live in Boca Raton and we met Taylor and Russel in Boca and then we all drove down (in my husband’s car) to Miami (South Beach) to have dinner. At the time, Taylor and Russell were just dating. He was trying to get my husband to invest in some crazy deal – luckily my husband decided against it.
    Taylor was very aloof – she did not say much about what she did for a living and her life – she was also rude and condescending. However, she did make sure that we were aware she was Taylor “Ford” from the Ford Motor Family of Oklahoma. I had such a strong feeling it was not true – she seemed more like white-trash dressed in Gucci than a trust-fund person – but I did not say anything about my feelings. Russell insisted to my husband that she was from the “Ford” family. They obviously were trying to impress us. If only Taylor had some manners, then perhaps we would have had some positive thoughts about her!
    It was the worst night….because Taylor was so bizarre – she was so obnoxious and was very rude – I had never seen someone be that rude in my entire life. She was screaming (trying to be cute and flirty with Russell) in the car and then started making out with Russell in the back seat of our Mercedes. Russell was such a wimp…he didn’t even say anything to her about her rude and obnoxious behavior.
    She was drunk when we picked them up at the hotel they were staying at – and she proceeded to get even more drunk at the restaurant (Prime 112 in South Beach). She did not speak to my husband or me and she kept making snide remarks about us to Russell (all while we were across from them at the same table). It also seemed like she was “high” on something, by the way she was acting, but I can not confirm that for sure. Finally, half way through the dinner they both got up to use the restroom and never came back! They left us with a huge bill (mostly from all the drinks they ordered) and when we called Russell to find out what happened to them, he did not answer his cell. The next day Russell called my husband – on the voicemaill he said that Taylor wanted to leave early to meet up with some celebrity – I forget which celebrity it was – who was in South Beach that night. My husband did not return the call. He was extremely turned off by their behavior.
    I forgot about this terrible night, but when I saw Taylor on RHBH I knew I had met her somewhere – when I found out that her maiden name was “Ford” I remembered all of it. When I learned online that her real name is Shana Hughes Armstrong, I could not stop laughing! She was so pretentious and snobby the night we were with her and it turns out she is a fraud! The fact that she changed her entire name to appear as an “important” person is so sad, because it verifies just how very insecure she is – and also how much of a “social climber” she is.
    After I realized this was the same Taylor that my husband and I met six years ago, I went through an old pile of photos and found a picture of the four of us, taken at Prime 112 restaurant in South Beach.
    My husband does not want a picture of himself with Russell on the internet, becaues he does not want to be associated with Russell (Russell does not have the cleanest reputation in the financial industry) – but I promise I will try to talk him into it!
    By the way, back in 2004 she had those horrendous lips too! She didn’t have the extensions in and she wasn’t as skinny as she is now (she looks anorexic now).

    Just thought you might find this interesting!

    All the best,

  77. quincyillinois says:

    As your unofficial pretend IHJZ soothsayer, I knew this was going to happen. Lisa in New England and TaylorAfan have stolen my outline for a successful LOVE blog. They have https at hub and word press. They will allow only a discussion of the show and they will never say anything hateful on their blogs.

    I predict these two sites will try to steal Strega from me to manage their boards today at 7pm Central time. Strega will leave because Jill and Taylor’s PR departments have actual American dollars. I only had monopoly dollars and a few hotels on the board to offer Strega.

    I see that they two web sites have found Jill Zarin and @realgingerzarin also .
    Their twitter also contact @grandmakittie.

    How can I compete? All I have is a subset blog buried in the pages of the IHJZ board.
    Jill, Dina, and Taylor aren’t going to post on my subset blog and give me encouragement. I don’t have twitter or an http of my own.

    I could start a blog in word press and I learned how to manage the dashboard, but I can’t force myself to leave this beloved board to be alone 24/7 in the hopes that Taylor, Jill or Dinah would grace me with their presence or attention. Besides they are way to busy managing their many twitter accounts and personal fan sites to care about my little blog on the prairie.

    Where Jill constantly tells us it is “lonely at the top,” I have to tell you that it is “lonely at the bottom.”

    If this sounds like I feel sorry for myself and I am claiming to be a victim, it must be that I am picking up on Jill’s, Taylor’s and Dina’s feelings of victimhood from people commenting on their behavior after Bravo puts them on reality tv to show us their behaviors They are such huge stars, I know they could help me and give me 15,000 hits.

    Jill, when you read this, please tweet the other stars and the dogs and cats of Bravo to tell them I feel alone. I know you are not a hater, Jill.

    Q

    • boston02127 says:

      @Quincy–The other blog that I posted about yesterday made me think that Jill is behind it. Oddly enough Jill and Kelly are promoting it on their Twitter.
      This is how the new blog (4 weeks) starts:

      “Hello everybody and thanks for stopping by. I have to start this blog by saying again how surprised and overwhelmed I am at the response you all have given to my little blog. I am so happy that you are enjoying it and please, consider it yours to discuss the Housewives and to mingle with fellow fans. I also have to thank New York Housewife Jill Zarin for her continued support of this blog and it’s great to see that she is supporting other positive blogs as well. What a nice lady! Very excited to see Jill’s season start on February 15”

      This is how the new blog ends:
      Hello everybody and thanks for stopping by. I have to start this blog by saying again how surprised and overwhelmed I am at the response you all have given to my little blog. I am so happy that you are enjoying it and please, consider it yours to discuss the Housewives and to mingle with fellow fans. I also have to thank New York Housewife Jill Zarin for her continued support of this blog and it’s great to see that she is supporting other positive blogs as well. What a nice lady! Very excited to see Jill’s season start on February 15.

      I think in Jill’s little mind she’s gearing up for the start of RHONY. Also, yesterday there was a small piece about the writter of the blog named Lisa from New England. It had a pic of her (Lisa) and she said she was a Morman. Now it’s gone.

      • boston02127 says:

        I made a mistake on the above post. *coffee hasn’t kicked in yet

        This is how the new blog ends:
        Check out this amazing promotion that Jill Zarin is doing regarding the release of the Paperback version of her book Secrets Of A Jewish Mother. I have purchased my 10 copies and I am hoping Jill will let me use my call as a mini interview! Fingers crossed.

        http://www.bravotv.com/blogs/the-dish/buy-jill-zarins-book-get-her-on-the-phone

        Until we meet again. Thank you so much for reading. You can contact me at lisanewengland@yahoo.com or on Twitter @lisanewengland

        • butterisafruit says:

          Why would anyone buy the same book TEN TIMES. These women are hawkers.
          She’s from CT and has a picture of Nubble Light, Maine. Who does she think she’s kidding. And I KNOW it’s Nubble Light, I’ve been there and painted it many times. I had to, I’m really bad at it lol.
          I detest Lisa as much as I do Jill. When she had the radio interview and went on about ..pods, and how people who come from families are supperior, eluding to Bethany I was disgusted.

          • Rabble Rouser says:

            I DM-ed Simon about Jill and Kelly promoting that blog and that we suspected it was Lisa Wexler. He wasn’t too sure about that but said that blogger had been spamming him.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        After reading that yesterday I felt it was a thinly vailed attempt by Jill pretending not to be Jill. What did peak my interest was the statement that Jill’s season starts on February 15 – but didn’t give any information on where one may acquire a hunting permit.

        • boston02127 says:

          @WindyCityWondering —Notice it said——

          “Jill’s season” starts on Feb 15.

          Not RHONY season starts on Feb 15.

          • WindyCityWondering says:

            exactly – RHONY season, but I’m guessing it is still Jill’s show in her own mind.

            • Brigid A. says:

              To steal Kyle’s words, Jill is “delusional” and probably “demented” too. With Bethenny’s departure from RHONY, it will be interesting to see who ends up Jill’s arch-enemy. The preview with Jill’s ugly “cry face” cracked me up.

        • Adgirl says:

          GACK. I just woke up and was quietly drinking my coffee when I read you post. Are you trying to choke me?
          “…– but didn’t give any information on where one may acquire a hunting permit.” LOL.

          There must be a bait and tackle nearby.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          LOL- I LOVE this place.

  78. WSL says:

    Good Month bin

    I had another nightmare !

    I dreamed Jill Zarrin called me for free !

    The Fog Horn blew in my ear &
    the trash can was near !

    Jill threatened she would destroy my business by passing out flyerS on 5th Ave in front of my building, that say I am on a

    I Hate Jill Zarrin Blog ! ! !

    Then all the word will know
    IHJZ.

    She also told, me her team is on it and she knows who you all are and is going to hunt u down and tell your boss he should fire you because you post IHJZ regularly, at work, when you should be making $$$$ so, u can buy her bedding,book, & girdles.

    Watch Out !
    She is particularly determined to ruin the following who lie a lot:
    Error
    Quincy
    Nancy
    California35
    Boston2
    Ad girl
    Windy
    Wax diva
    Ches
    RealCityHousewife
    ZipitZarrin
    Buffywood
    Twoile
    HD
    RabelRouser
    RomanaCoaster
    Velvet
    ButterisaFruit
    Lillybee

    Ok now this is just her first list. The rest of u still have time to repent by buying 10 books & then she has a special promotion for those who convert away from IHJZ. For the converters, Ginger will lick your nose clean,inside & out while Jill watches via “snipe”
    & has her way w/herself !
    Please don’t be tempted,I know u r frightened u may lose your job. I hear slander is a crime. Also herd Ho Wives r fair game cuz of their public display of their true selves on screen. Some Ho wives r loved and that is proof if u r an a$$ on screen, U r fair game.

    I woke up in a cold sweat and needed the trash can. Fortunately I had watched season one of NYC b4 & had used it when Jill showed her pathetic invitations to local grocery store & BBB & openings siting in a rented Bentley in front of a building she doesn’t live in on Park Ave.,where she doesn’t even visit.
    Please, Please, Please, Please
    Be careful and look for Jill pawing out flyers in front of where you earn a living.
    Just call the Police and Bravo. They will at least take her away for questioning and Bo be will have to pick her up while the cameras roll.
    Watch out love bugs. Jill is desperately trying to take back the show & force all IHJZ to repent !
    I know it was a dream but I think the spirits that guide IHJZ love us, each and every one !
    So watch out
    Jill Zarrin is after U !

    • Kansas Girl says:

      I seem to be safe for now, thank goodness!

    • Adgirl says:

      Uh oh. My husband is building a bunker for all of us in the backyard. What’s your favorite canned food? We’ll stock up at Walmart.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      WSL? Yooo Hooo! WSL!

      WSL- honey- I am down over here! and I have been furiously knitting hats for sale as Jill Zarin has instructed those that don’t travel with her fabulous of circle of friends to do.

      The knitting does get in the way of weaving the tin foil hats for the roving bands of trolls that attack- but you know what? now I think that Jill IS the trolls! Who knew?

      So I will line each hat with tinfoil, and Quincy’s hat will have attenaes to help her pick up soothsayer vibrations, (no twitter, you know) and your hat will have to be large enough to fit over the tiara- do you think I should call Jill at Zarin’s fabrics and ask if I can sell my hats there?

      After all they are renting out that bottom floor. Maybe I can sell my hats, and we can add some I HATE JILL ZARIN t-shirts, and some I LOVE JILL ZARIN ones for Quincy. (Sorry Quincy- they will more than likely be in the bargain bin-or garbage can.)

      And Lynn’s hat will of course have to have the BlackHawks emblem, and Cusi’s hat will have sterling silver handcrafted pin’s on the brim, and Boston02127’s hat will be covered with Southie Pride shamrocks, and
      HD- HD don’t think I’ve ever forgotten about you! I am busy knitting a large can opener that will rise majestically from the crown of your hat, befitting someone of your Queenly status.

      Oh- I know I’ve left out so many posters as I’m looking through my inventory- oh wait there’s Kat’s Harley Davidson emblem, California35- honey, I haven’t knitted you, AdGirl or AZ Girl any hats, because you live in warmer areas, but Dina PROMISED me that she’ll wholesale me some of Audrina’s bows so you will also have festive headware.

      Error404? I wasn’t quite sure of you wanted something rugged and masculine, or perhaps something more fashionable and dashing-I’d love to see you in a rakish fedora with a pheasant feather jauntily waving from the brom- and no Mr. 404 cannot borrow it!

      whew! lots of work to get done, but it must be done if I am to be even half as fabulously wealthy as Jill.

      Even though we all know Jill never knit one goddam hat to make her money.

      But since I am NOT giving Bawby a blow job to earn my living- this will just have to do.

      • error404 says:

        I want a knitted urban sombrero!

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          I’m on it!

          • justanothermary says:

            Can I have shamrocks on mine?

            • OneMoreInBoston says:

              justanothermary! yours was going to be a surprise- I don’t want to ruin it but…I ordered one million tiny green crystals to bedazzle your hat with a hundreds and hundreds of little green shamrocks that glisten and twinkle in the sun…and I’ve been working on a special Snuggie that will be covered with same matching twinkling shamrocks so you will stay warm when Virgil has to go get the truck and bring it around the front of the house to take you to your appointments.
              The snuggie will wrap around you and under you so many times that you will look like the Michelin tire man…
              …and when you wear it, you will always know that it represents the love of Lynn’s family wrapping ourselves around and around and around and around you.

      • buffywood says:

        Mine will need to be a little big. I am one of the reason hat labels changed from “One Size Fits All” to “One Size Fits Most”.

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          is it because of your big brains? s’kay- I borrowed a bunch of stretchy elastic from Teresa- you KNOW all of her hats have to be customized to fit that forehead!

      • California35 says:

        Thanks Boston, my mom made one for me recently. Like you said, it is warmer here and haven’t used it. Thanks for thinking of me though 🙂

        WSL scared me though, I better coments on the weekends and at night. The problem is that by the time I can comnt at night, it’s pretty late for everyone else.

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          oh don’t let her askare you! WSL must have put too much garlic in the quiche she made last night and it gave her bad dreams.

          I will protect you! I will make my scary “gang” face at Jill. It is most effective when done in a St. John suit and Ferragamo pumps. No one has asked to join my gang yet, but then again, no one’s shanked me on the subway either.

          I am making you a pink gingham scrunchie bow thingy that Theresa puts all of her daughters in. It will look most becoming with your long black hair.

          • California35 says:

            Lol – thanks OnMoBoston, I hope I am sure I will get a lot of attention with that on my hair 🙂

            WSL – no more garlic for you! You need your beauty sleep and that kind of dream is not good for anyone 🙂

            • cdnfillie58 says:

              ::::waving widly:::::what bout me…I need a warm hat too 😛

              • OneMoreInBoston says:

                oh my goodness, my fingers are getting blisters from YOUR hat, missy!

                It is an extravaganza- doubled brims, so it almost looks ruffled, slightly floppy, woven with a beautiful white and sliver lurex yarn that is a soft as cashmere.

    • ches says:

      Hahaha. You need to stay away from those weird mushrooms before you go to bed.
      I promise to repent if Jill will lick Ginger’s nose clean.

  79. boston02127 says:

    ‘Housewives of Beverly Hills’ husband thanks show for marriage help
    http://www.hollywoodnews.com/2011/01/29/housewives-of-beverly-hills-husband-thanks-show-for-marriage-help/

    Look at Taylor’s pic close up.

    • Katie says:

      Thanks for the link, that close up of Taylor woke me up! She is seriously scary freaky looking.

    • Nancy says:

      Of course they have to stay married. They have so much criminal info on each other that they each could send the other to jail for a long time. Remember what “Taylor”says…”Our marriage is 80% business & 20% romance. (Personally I think the 20% is a little high, but whatever.)

    • California35 says:

      It sounds like he took it well then, another could have gotten mad at her for portraying him the way she did.

  80. floridagirl88 says:

    Has anyone else seen this post? It says the production crew told Camille that the women were looking at her photos in the limo.

    http://oldbroad.wordpress.com/2011/01/29/exclusive-bravo-producers-instigated-fight-at-dinner-from-hell/

    • Katie says:

      I’m sure Bravo production is the ultimate pot stirrer (sp?) on all the shows.

      I Never trusted Andy and the whole Bravo crew and never will. They don’t have the best interest of their employees (the HW’s) and could careless what happens on camera.

      Now with that said, if HW’s like Teresa, Jill, Kelly, Taylor, Kyle, Camille, etc. . . are so stupid they play along and so easily react and give the reaction while on camera that is their problem and they have no one else to blame but themselves. So don’t start using it as an excuse because unless I see a gun pointed at your head you should know better and react as the ladies you all want us to believe you are.

      • floridagirl88 says:

        With that in mind, I need to watch part 1 of the reunion again because Taylor, ugh, might be telling the truth. I’m getting confused.

        • Nancy says:

          Taylor & the truth…Hmmmmm I don’t think so.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          Taylor might be telling the truth about what?

          She DID blab to Camille about what was said at the airport.

          Kim’s version of who said what and when- was record yet Taylor continues to lie about it or claims she is still confused.

          Not to mention from what I remember, the dinner in NY was late and unplanned- which left production busy trying to scramble around to find a restaurant that was open and would allow them to film- then they had to set up. I doubt with everything else they were dealing with in that time ,they found a moment to wind Camille up.

  81. boston02127 says:

    I know this posted before. I can’t believe how cocky & rude Jill is.

    Tweeted to Jill:
    I agree, be regular like most Americans. There is a recession and high unemployment and all u do is brag

    Jill responded:
    so Knit hats and sell them but please don’t follow me.

    I hope karma bites her in the a**

    • Katie says:

      Well first Good Morning Jill and all the other HW’s who read Lynn’s blog!

      Karma has already gotten Jill, she is now and will forever be known as the most hated HW in NYC. Kelly is a close second. But they both have already hurt themselves. Jill’s book didn’t do well and she is still out there trying to give it away. The fabric business is downsizing. Whatever she tried to sell spanks, linen, etc. Good Luck you’re going to need it. I wouldn’t never buy anything she is associated with, same Crazy Kelly.

    • I wonder if Jill is going to respond to all of her negative tweets. I hope she does because it will be very entertaining.

    • TLM says:

      Jill’s answer doesn’t even make sense. Now she’s putting down… knitters? Ooh, good one, Jill. Next you’ll be telling people, “Al Sharpton! Al Sharpton! Put your hair up! Al Sharpton!!”

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      Does Zarin Fabrics also sell yarn? Typical Jill, trying to line her pockets at the same time as hurling insults.

  82. boston02127 says:

    NYC Housewives’ Jill Zarin Talks Season 4…and more
    January 27, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    Anyone else still recovering from last week’s finale of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? Between the fireworks at Taylor’s party, the teasers for part 1 of the BH reunion (tonight at 9:00pm EST!), and the commercials for New York City’s 4th season, Andy Cohen has me in Housewives heaven! To top it off, I got the chance to sit down with notorious New York Housewife, Jill Zarinwho yenta’d-me-up about Beverly Hills, what’s on tap for NYC Season 4, and all that she’s been up to since we last saw her.

    “Filming is going really well, I’m really excited about this season,” Jill says. “Last year was ugly for me, but now things have really turned around and I feel like I’m back to season 1 in terms of just having fun again.” Two things weighing heavy on her last year: husband Bobby’s health (“now he’s 100%”) and daughter Allyson departing for college in the Fall {of 2010}.
    “Even though kids are away at school, they never really leave – they’re home for Thanksgiving or other occasions and before you know it, it’s May and they’re off for 3 months. Of course I miss Allyson, but I don’t miss waking up early to get her to school.” Now content as an “empty nester,” Jill is making quick work of filling up her already packed schedule. “My advice, and I think it’s so well said from the show, is to get a hobby,” Jill says with a laugh. “I think women should embrace the time when their kids have left home, by doing all the things they’ve always wanted to do. There are so many things we put on the back burner {while raising a family} and this is the time to do it.” Words to live by, ladies – make your life list!

    One of many things keeping Jill busy? Her book, Secrets of a Jewish Mother (*Comment below for a chance to win a copy autographed by Jill!) is coming out in paperback in March (to include a bonus chapter about bullying) and has made mom and co-author Gloria Kamen into everyone’s favorite therapist. “My mother has a new life,” gushes Jill. “She writes columns, she answers questions, she meets fans, and she’s made some new bridge partners.” Fun fact for you Bravo buffs: Millionaire Matchmaker, Patti Stanger introduced her own mother to Gloria, and the two moms have been friends ever since – successful match, Patti! When she’s not talking to people about her book or filming her hit show, Jill kicks her feet up for some sleep … well, not exactly. Jill launched a bedding line through Bed Bath & Beyond and is bringing her fabric expertise to products ranging from comforters to curtains. Hopefully she won’t need one of her own pillows for protection at this year’s reunion show! Knowing these ladies, anything can happen. Season 4 premieres Tuesday February 15th at 10pm on Bravo. Says Jill, “This experience and what happens on the show is a rollercoaster, but I hope fans will be cheering me on this season.” Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win Jill’s book!

    Post is from–Ladies Lounge

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Jill is a bad infomercial – she has spent more money trying to get people to buy her garbage than any profits she will see from them! But seriously, I am so looking forward to this season of RHONY!

      • Nancy says:

        Jill is sad…so sad.

      • error404 says:

        HA! Well Jill’s main mission in life is to be famous, so screw integrity i guess. I’m just glad she doesn’t get out of limos with no panties on! Could you imagine a leaked tape with her “earning a bracelet” from Bawby? My eyes! My eyes!

        • tootsie says:

          I vowed last year to never, never watch RHONY again, never. I will depend on Lynn to keep us informed though. This way I will be able to know what is going on without the pain of actually watching. I will watch Bethenny and Simon. They are fun and don’t give me acid reflux.

  83. boston02127 says:

    ^.^.^.^.^.^.^.^.^.^.^.^dragging my feet to work. Ick. Have a good morning/afternoon everyone.

    PS–Jill, You come off so desperate for money with that tanker of a book of yours and everything else you do in life. Are you that broke? Try publishing a book about being an honest and decent person and owning the horrible things you’ve done in your life.
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    Wait….silly me—where’s my head….it’s Jill the monster lady who wouldn’t know wrong if it bit her in the a**.

  84. SillyMe says:

    Good morning Lynn and Fam!! Congrats to you Lynn on meeting our fav housewife Bethenny!! I’m so happy for you and great recap on your experience as well I enjoyed reading about it!! 🙂

    Onto a note about Taylor. I went over to bravotv.com to post a comment on her blogs, tried several attempts but my comment is not posted. Maybe they the people at bravo have to read it first before they let it post?? What do you think? I hope they do and I hope Taylor reads the comments there…most are not favorable to her hahahah…Here’s what I wrote:

    “Taylor your comments to Kim are always so condescending and even when answering her question you looked at Andy during the reunion show!! Why can’t you just own up to your actions and viewers would have more sympathy and understanding for you. Camille is no longer the most hated housewife out there, but YOU just took her place! It’s like you’re on a mission to breakdown Kim and especially her relationship with her sister Kyle when as a friend you should have tried to help make it better. So EVEN if Kim has a problem with drinking, so what?? We ALL have our own demons to deal with, you should show her some COMPASSION instead of breaking her down like she was nothing. SHAME on YOU!! You really should go back to Oklahoma and learn some manners yourself!!”

    • Brigid A. says:

      Bravo does edit all viewer comments. Your comment may or may not be posted. Many viewers have given up posting there because their comments are ignored by Bravo. Let’s hope your excellent comment to Taylor does get posted! I’m guessing she reads them just out of curiosity.

    • error404 says:

      Yeah, a big reason why a lot of us started frequenting here is because back during s3 of RHoNY Bravo was flooded with negative comments toward Jill and Kelly, but seemed to only post a fraction of them, ensuring a 50/50 split of negative and positive feedback. You can only have your comments ignored by Bravo so many times before you just stop bothering to even go to their site.

      They seem to have given up the 50/50 policy, as earlier on Camille’s blogs would be just smothered in negative comments. But things are still shifty over there, as Taylor’s latest blog was up, got a lot of negative comments, then taken down and reposted starting afresh with 0 comments. In the end I think whomever runs their website is a fool, because Lynn now gets insane amounts of hits that could have all been going to Bravo.com, but nope. Lynn’s gain. Their loss. Kodooze Lynn!

      • Kukulet says:

        Bravo hasn’t been allowing ANY comments to Taylor’s blog. It’s been at “zero comments” for over a week now.

        • Katie says:

          1. Maybe they have weekends off and the comments will be uploaded on Monday?

          2. The amount of new comments were massive and they are still in the processing of reviewing them to determine what should be posted?

          3. Some combination

          Kim Z also posted a new blog and there are no comments yet, been days with no comments.

        • Brigid A. says:

          Then we’re looking at 2 different Bravo sites because yesterday I read many comments on Taylor’s blog, most of them unfavorable.

      • SillyMe says:

        Isn’t it funny that Taylor was going off saying “if any of them DARES to say these things to our faces they’d have a big problem on their hands”…uhhh duhhh we’ve BEEN trying to say these things DIRECTLY to the HWs via posting a comment to their blogs but always get censored by the bravo blog people so Taylor there you go no body is scared of you we would LOVE to say these things to your face come to Lynn’s site and get them!! muahahhaha!!! <– my evil laugh 😀

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          And what would happen if we said it to her face? Would she ‘go Oklahoma on our ass’ or ‘take us out back and teach us some manners’?

          Really? I would LOVE to see it.

  85. Katie says:

    Anyone on Twitter who cares Camille is back on Twitter according to her friend didi and all the hw’s including Kyle who is following her.

    @shenanagon bravo set up the acc’t for her. Twitter is not verifying right now.@therealcamilleg is the correct acc’t

    • Katie says:

      Here’s more for anyone who cares and save you the time going there.

      @jse65 going to do the View monday then back to LA for Ellen Tuesday with the whole cast.
      about 16 hours ago via web in reply to jse65
      @felita13 yes it is lovey!
      about 16 hours ago via web in reply to felita13
      crazy day today getting ready for NY with Camille. Sorry if I don’t respond you your tweets.
      about 22 hours ago via web
      @kylerichards18 @therealcamilleg is hers
      about 23 hours ago via txt
      @KyleRichards18 @Bravolebrity1 hi kyle, that is camilles acc’t. xod
      about 23 hours ago via web in reply to KyleRichards18
      @Imajustsaying @therealcamilleg is the real one
      about 24 hours ago via txt
      @bullsgirl2 sorry, things r good. Hope u have a great weekend!!
      12:26 AM Jan 29th via txt
      @burgessvols AMEN!!
      10:40 PM Jan 28th via txt
      camille is on twitter now. her twitter address is @TheRealCamilleG. Please play nice everyone!!
      7:32 PM Jan 28th via web

  86. elisa says:

    I am finding myself championing these characters, not sure why. I don’t really like any of them, but I do feel like we tend to credit them as all good or evil depending on their latest exploits. So for Kyle…

    At the reunion, here’s what I see: I believe she is trying not to engage emotionally regarding Kim—particularly she is trying to avoid getting involved in anything Kim is working out with someone else. I suspect she has started therapy or Al Anon, and she is trying to divest herself from the drama. She realizes she got out of control in her effort to protect herself/family/Kim, and she became a problem instead of a support. She is trying to learn. When the conversation involves her directly, ie her conflict with Camille, she is trying to be present and true to herself–she won’t let Camille’s false apology stand without pointing out its tinniness.

    Camille strikes me as the most savvy and least reformed of the bunch (I seem to view them as inmates, no?). She makes humble apology, speaks carefully and even gestures carefully. But I suspect she is the least sincere.

    • error404 says:

      I don’t find any of them all good. Taylor OTOH I really don’t see any good in.

      I think they all were coached, and seriously, after 7 years of HW reunions and them living in BH, you’d have to be a stark raving mad fool to not get some PR help before a HW reunion. The whole purpose of the reunion is for the HWs to explain themselves and try to turn around negative viewer reaction. I serves no other purpose.

      I think Camille is smart and a lot of her spin is working. She’s currently trying to get big $$$ in a divorce, so why would she show any negative side on this reunion. She needs to tread carefully, a lot is at stake.

      Kyle is also smart. When she attacked Camille on the show, everyone was on her side. When she attacked Kim, everyone was against her. So, so far during the reunion she continues to attack Camille, but has left Kim alone. She’s not an idiot.

      Taylor lacks Camille’s experience at public lying. Maybe Taylor’s act works one on one, but it doesn’t work on the screen. She can’t pull off the “deflect, deny, defer, demure” scenario that her PR consultant advised. She just comes off as a liar.

      Lisa had a few missteps in the beginning of the show, where her “humorous straight talk” just came off as uber bitchy. But she soon regained her form, and spent most of the night successfully cloaking the most hurtful comments inside of LOL witticisms. Like Bethenny, she’s like an old queen trapped in a female body. Like Truman Capote or Oscar Wilde, she gets to say the most awful rude things about people, and we all think she’s fabulous. It’s so “If you don’t have anything nice to say… come sit next to me!”

      • Katie says:

        Yes, however she is not coming to Kim’s defense either. And we discussed previously I think Kyle and Taylor have too many eggs in the “Once Kim confirms she has a drinking problem everyone will take our side again” basket. Not going to happen.

        But no doubt they already came in with PR and teams to help them become stars.

        • error404 says:

          So much of this ball lies in Kim’s court now. Will she even admit to it on Tuesday, or will she deny it? Will she tearfully claim that Kyle is her savior and puts up with so much from her, or will she blame Kyle as the reason why she drinks? WIll she pull a pity party and blame everything on poor poor me, I was a child star with a stage mom, or will she tell us all she’s got her act together having admitted to herself the problem and is owning it? Will she stay clean, or be filmed drunk screaming outside Kyle’s bedroom window at 3:00 am a week later? We’ll just have to wait and see.

          • Katie says:

            Yes and I was just watching Bravo and it showed a preview of Kim saying “I think she does come down on me too hard, or is too harsh.” and both Kim and Kyle were crying. But I think this is the comment that triggers Lisa sticking her nose as she comes to Kyle’s defense yet again and sets up the whole drinking problem segment of the reunion.

      • Katie says:

        I think Lisa should proceed with caution, I can see her getting caught up in the fame and it going to her head. That cheeky humor in the wrong situation can be dangerous and taken wrong.

        I also have to question why she seems to really like Jill but actually said in that interview posted way above that she thinks Bethenny is smart but can be harsh (when asked if she liked Bethenny or what she thought of Bethenny). The same can be said for her BFF Kyle. Don’t get me wrong, I know Bethenny can be very harsh at times, but I have to question anyone who would buy into Jill’s bullshit she’s spewing these days.

        • error404 says:

          I think Lisa is the Bethenny of BH. Harsh yes, but coated in humor and the fact that most of us agree with their assessments of others, making them winners.

          Maybe Lisa feels a little competitive of B. Or maybe she can’t see the similarities. I’ve had that happen..a mutual friend introduces me to someone whom they say is “Just like you” and I take an instant dislike to them and think “What? I’m NOTHING like that!” LOL Then I usually end up being bffs with that person.

          • Katie says:

            I hope so. I like Lisa and would like to continue to feel that way. This franchise needs Lisa and Adrienne to keep it funny and light (less drama and ugly behavior please).

      • Brigid A. says:

        Not persuaded that Kyle is that smart. Yes, she didn’t attack her sister but she did nothing to prevent Taylor’s threatening behavior towards Kim.

        Also, don’t you think lots of viewers are just so over that stupid NY fight that Kyle comes off as a total hypocrite yelling and screaming about it AGAIN after kissing up to Camille in the latter episodes?

        • error404 says:

          I think Camille-hate is on Kyle’s side. When Camille apologized, Kyle called in insincere. That was rude and does nothing to mend fences, even if true. But most people took her side anyway.

          Kyle may also be letting Taylor hang herself without getting her own hands dirty. The “State of mind” comment was a misstep for Taylor, and Kyle worked her ass off to go as neutral and unreadable as possible about it. Or maybe you’re right and I’m giving Kyle too much credit.

        • elisa says:

          My point is that I think Kyle is deliberately trying to stay out of the conflict. She is not defending or combatting Kim. She is letting Kim own her problem. I think for Kyle, that’s a healthy choice. But of course, as a viewer, I want her to defend Kim… But good for her for learning new coping skills…

          • Katie says:

            I think Kyle and Taylor are in shock that they are on the receiving end of all the harsh comments vs. Kim. I really think they are delusional and have no idea how to handle the bad press.

            • elisa says:

              When the reunion was filmed, none of that had happened, right? Kyle was still the heroine of the show, if not Taylor. She’d have had to anticipate a bad reaction, but she’d have not had the bad press, etc, at that point.

            • SillyMe says:

              Katie: I was just thinking that…about how Kyle and Taylor must be thinking that the public would side with them after learning that Kim has a drinking problem because we now will view Kim as the trouble maker because of the disease…I don’t think they expected us viewers to rally around Kim in support of her so that whole mean girls routine where queen bee and her sidekick outed someone with their secret just backfired. I’m really hoping Kim gets out of this thing on top and able to revive her acting career and wipe that smirk off of Taylor’s nasty face!! I always root for the underdog…let’s hope Kim makes it and Taylor ends up in bankruptcy court like Teresa…ok now i’m being mean lol

          • error404 says:

            but Kyle’s exchange with Camille does not reflect “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can;
            and wisdom to know the difference.” She’ll never get Camille to change, yet she just won’t let it go. Maybe a few more sessions will help.

            • elisa says:

              Lol! In my original post, I explained how I think Kyle is handling her own conflict with Camille, while resisting the bait of Kim’s conficts with others. Kyle’s trying to only own her own problems, and letting Kim own hers. I dunno! It’s just a theory!

              • WindyCityWondering says:

                I see that too.

              • error404 says:

                You could be right. She seems to share Jill’s butt-in-ski habits, but lacks Adrienne’s moderator skills. Everyone will benefit from Kyle learning to mind her own business. LOL

                • Brigid A. says:

                  Personally, I want a sincere apology from Kyle to Kim. Full stop, no explanations, excuses, my dying mother, none of that. Kyle, just apologize.

                  And if Kyle is now getting some sense in that thick skull of hers and focusing on her OWN life and issues, it’s about time.

                  • California35 says:

                    I would like that, don’t bring the reasons or anything, jus apologize for your part and move on. I’m sure Kim will appreciate it, and WE will like Kyle more for it then for her excuses.

    • floridagirl88 says:

      Unless Kim is revealed to be a child molester there isn’t anything that will change my opinion of her. I like her, I like her over all the other HWs and I like her better than her sister. Even if she has a substance abuse problem or is an alcoholic, she has come across as more of a real person, however spacey. She is flawed like us all. Those other bitches, however, are caught up in the fame game. Taylor’s PR people may be low budget because she clearly didn’t understand what was happening, how the tide was turning against her. That she had to ask Kyle’s permission for beating up her sister was telling. If she was confident that it was OK, she would have just gone for it, not ducked her head and spoke under her breath while Kyle refused to make eye contact with her. Coward. Liar. There, I feel better.

      Camille’s PR people were successful in having her image pulled back from the precipice. We still don’t like her, but we don’t like her as vehemently as before. Successful PR tactics. Lisa may be a bit glib and I find on the third viewing of the reunion, that maybe she had better ease up a bit before her nice nasty comments are taken too seriously. Adrienne? I still don’t know what to make of Adrienne and what she is doing in that room full of, um, people.

      I think what Taylor may have missed is that at the end of the day, if Kyle has to choose between her sister and a “new” friend, she will side with her sister. Maybe Taylor was an only child and doesn’t understand how these family things work. We may do every bad thing imaginable to our sibling and vice versa, but in a time true need, we push the friend aside to get to our family.

      • Katie says:

        floridagirl – I like your post!

      • ramonacoaster says:

        So true. I’ve fought with my brother when we were kids but mom always said, “when we’re gone (our parents) all you’ll have is each other.” And we’ve always made up. My much older sister missed these lessons growing up cause she grew up an only child (we were born much later)- she is self-centered & doesn’t know how to share & doesn’t understand family dynamics that we won’t side with her against any of us so don’t even bother playing games.

      • error404 says:

        I’d have to agree. Kyle needs to produce those photos of Kim clubbing baby seals pronto, or she’ll have to just learn to live with being “the bitch”.

      • California35 says:

        “Unless Kim is revealed to be a child molester there isn’t anything that will change my opinion of her. I like her, I like her over all the other HWs and I like her better than her sister”
        Well put, if her problem is drinking or drugs, or not paying rent, or helping with a party, or ….. Whatever irritates Kyle, so what!?? None of those reasons are enough to jell at her, ignore her, attack her, side with Taylor instead of Kim. if anything she needs help — it has been my motto that if one can’t help someone, one should not add to the problem. Kyle is adding to the problem.

      • dsc60 says:

        i completely agree with you floridagirl. very good post indeed.

        • twoile says:

          @Fla G, I would offer that AA, NA, OA, R filled with wounded souls, 2 varing degrees of social abruption. Many can b functional ?……., they R the ones who don’t get help 4 a long time b/c it isn’t so obvious IE never publicly falling down drunk etc……socially a bit tipsy sometimes, maintains their job/career w/o gr8 difficulty”Charlie Sheehan”. Then there R the “skid row” social outcasts”Ted Williams”. As we can see there is a broad spectrum of wounded souls & all of the Richards may fit in at different levels of the spectrum but b/c of environmental tempering expect/scapegoat Kim as the problem drinker & excuse their own indulgences.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      I definitely think Camille came prepared for the reunion, she knew is she spoke softly, talked about being cheated on and how much that hurt her, apologized for her wrong doings- that it would be hard to fault her.

      It’s like her passiveness feeds Kyle’s aggression.

      Not to mention, with Taylor being so despicable, Camille’s pretentiousness pales by comparison.

      For some reason, I get the feeling that Taylor will end up as one of Charlie Sheen’s whores.

      • error404 says:

        I know I’ve gotten flack before for calling Camille a master manipulator, but I do marvel at her talents. She says something banal, Kyle freaks out with some OTT bitchy comeback, and then Camille says “Ouch, that was mean”. And Kyle falls for it every time, like Pavlov’s dog drooling when the bell rings.

        At the ambush dinner party where they each called in back up, or surrogate arguers, Camille threw in a twist she probably read in Art of War that threw Kyle off her game. Yeah, FAye and Allison went at as Kyle and Camille’s stand-ins, but that was pretty tame. No, Camille started shit with Faye (or fake Kyle) instead Kyle herself, prompting Kyle to get all Nene and Sheree in an alleyway knife fight ghetto on her ass. Again, Camille had managed to get Kyle to attack her without direct provocation.

        Ok, so maybe Camille is no mensa candidate, but she is smarter than Kyle it appears.

        • dsc60 says:

          hence Camille’s comment “but i don’t have a problem with you kyle… that’s the whole thing.” we all know that was a crock but she actually could get away with saying it and not have too much opposition.

  87. AZ Girl says:

    After Tuesday night when Part 2 of the Reunion airs it will be interesting to see what does transpires between the Armstrong’s and the other cast members. Bravo will not be filming so Russell and Taylor may get busy with their new ventures.
    I personally am going to be looking around for any news regarding these two. As for Jill Zarin I am dreading another season of her shilling her shit on Bravo. Ugggg!!!

  88. TLM says:

    Well, it’s almost Super Bowl time, which means Michaele Salahi is all excited about getting out there with football fans and continuing to try to parlay her non-cheerleader status into something. It amazes me how she and her grifter husband are never ones to shy away from any kind of publicity. If anything, I think it further energizes them in their mission to spin gold out of straw. The Salahis have their own YouTube channel now. Oh yeah, oh…yeah.

    Salahi posts on her Facebook: “#Super Bowl Fans! I will be going to Dallas, Texas for Super Bowl XLV!!! Let’s stay in touch via Facebook & Twitter to learn where I will be for the hottest Super Bowl Party’s and another fun surprise coming! I will be twittering live from the Super Bowl and through the weekend! (Pictured here with Will.i.am of Black …”

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/MichaeleandTareqSalahi
    Apparently Michaele bought the white suit John Travolta wore in Saturday Night Fever and is now sporting it on her Facebook page while topless under the jacket. She is tightly hugging Will.i.am, who probably smiled for the photo, and after she skipped away, said, “Who the F was that?”

    The Salahis had kind of a good grifter thing going for a long time, so it was surprising to me that they would actually have the balls to push the White House thing. But here’s what I think happened. The lure of the payoff was just too tempting for this pair. It was a big risk, sure, but if they made it through and didn’t get questioned, just IMAGINE how they would ride that until the wheels fell off. “Yes, we were invited guests of President Obama at the State Dinner.” They’d be running new tabs at Hermes and Neimans and hotels and whatever else you can think of. You can only milk a defunct winery and lame polo competition so much to get entre to better things, and Tareq knew they needed something really big. I don’t think they saw the enormity of the downside. I think they thought if they were questioned, Michaele could just giggle and toss her hair and say, “Oopsies!” and all would be fine. Didn’t turn out that way, of course. But they’re still lucky. How they aren’t in jail is beyond me.

    With the way our culture is, there will sadly always be a market for vermin like these. As long as The Situation is earning $5 Million, Snooki is publishing books, and Ronnie is endorsing some diet pill, the Salahis will have ribbon cuttings to do at the mini-mall and the local gym and will be the “hosts” (not paying, of course) of events at local bars.
    There’s a link to Michaele when she co-hosted the Today Show, and I think they finally found someone more crazy and inebriated than Kathie Lee. Hey, maybe she and Camille can pole-dance together at Scores! http://www.facebook.com/#!/video/video.php?v=1865976491848&oid=101907941877&comments

    Oh, but there’s more. http://www.facebook.com/#!/video/video.php?v=1862680889460&oid=101907941877&comments

    • TLM says:

      Correction: “She is tightly hugging Will.i.am, who probably smiled for the photo, who I’m sure after she skipped away, turned to his handlers and said, “Who the F was that?””

      When can we get an editing feature??!?!? Sigh…

  89. Debbie says:

    Dear Lynn, this post brought tears to my eyes. It feels so “full circle”. I am so proud and happy for you!!!

  90. error404 says:

    PR 101: all press is good press. Even bad press is good press.
    PR 102: Kill them with kindness. Always respond to accusations of wrong doing with “you look pretty!”
    PR 103: use the “bully” card. Anyone who doesn’t like you is trying to kill you. Call the police.
    PR 104: anyone who so much as hints that you’re less than perfect, is obviously mentally ill. Call Bellevue. But first scream at your detractor “That’s insane! You’re delusional! You’re sick! You need help!” or make reference to their “state of mind”.

    • Katie says:

      Yes. To think they pay people to tell them/coach them on this stuff. What you recapped is exactly what the hated HW’s who have made their own mess but can’t own it do all the time.

  91. Adgirl says:

    I Love Jill Zarin blog?

    OK I am playing. I am rewatching all the prior seasons of NY. I will make a list! My Notes!
    I will write down every time Jill says or does somethig nice.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      Hi there, I think Post It’s makes those really, really, tiny stickie notes. All of Jill’s nice words should just about fit on one, with loads of room to spare.
      I wouldn’t want you wasting paper. 😉

    • error404 says:

      Oh dear. You’re going to have to really twist things, like “It was so nice of Jill to defend poor Bawby against evil Bethenny’s rudeness. After all he did for her, giving her a home even, she only sent some $5 carnations! Who does that?” etc…

      • quincyil says:

        I think you can twist things. Jill twists things. Kelly twists things. Taylor twists things. I know you have it in you. Just try.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Be careful the notes will be very little and you might lose them.

    • quincyil says:

      We can use other things that she does too. She does have lovely dinner table settings, her hair is nice, many outfits are nice, her cars are very nice, and her jewelry will be extremely nice. I think that being positive like Danielle on her twitter will work for us on the “I Love Jill Zarin” subset blog. When Strega goes over to help Lisa/Jill in New England and Tayolafan, we will be more flexible with the ILJZ subset board. You know me, I was never as militaristic as Strega. She is officially leaving at 7PM Central tonight. I won’t miss the food on the floor or the smell either. This comment came from someone who shovels stalls almost every day.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        quincy? Jill had seating cards for a dinner with 4 guests.
        Her table settings are not nice, they are nouveau riche run amok.

        Her hair is meh.

        I actually liked her outfits on Season 1. Remember that to.die.for Chanel coat and dress outfit she wore to the horse track with Bethenney? What happened to her style? She was so Manhatten chic in the beginning- and then it all seemed to fall apart. I’m blaming Kelly.

        Her cars are nice because BOBBY picked them out- evidently he has good taste in cars but not women (but then again we’ve never seen his mistress)

        and if I had to give Bobby blowjobs for jewelry- well that jewelry had better goddam be nice!

        I don’t know about the Danielle strategy- how’s it working for her? her new show is airing when?

        Although Ramona won’t take a picture with Danielle, and I haven’t seen a picture of Ramona with Jill in quite awhile, so actually maybe you’re onto something.

        • quincyil says:

          One more… as soon as Strega goes, we can publish some of your comments.. It will be to say Jill’s car is nice, Bobby bought it for her. Jill’s jewelry is nice, Bobby bought it for her. Jill’s designer fashions are nice, Bobby bought them for her. Jill’s couch is nice, Bobby bought it for her. Jill’s rented vacations homes are always nice, Bobby bought them for her.

          Honestly, I am a lot nicer than Strega.

          • OneMoreInBoston says:

            Quincy- we may have to have an offline conversation…I am just a teensy bit confused about this sub blog. Is it like a sub plot?

            OK- I’ll play along.

            Jill is Beautiful because Bobby thinks so. Jill is nice because Bobby thinks so. Jill is the best writer in the United States of America because Susan Saunders thinks so.

            How’m I doin?

            • quincyil says:

              Jill asked the universe for a single wish last Sunday when she was in Chicago after she finished reading the IHJZ guest blog review of RHBH. She twittered for days about good blogs and said that she was giving good blogs 10,000 and 15,000 hits per day. Those good blogs were making a lot of money unlike that bad blog on word presss according to Jill.
              Jill wished for an “I Love Jill Zarin” blog. I waited for days and no one stepped forward to make Jill’s wish come true so I created the first subset blog in cyberspace and buried it in the IHJZ board with no Http or twitter. Jill and her people read Lynn’s blog everyday. I thought the subset blog would be a tiny bit of sunshine for the person/persons/Jill Zarin to stop as she/they read all of the posts on the IHJZ board. Trust me, when the season begins, this subset blog will radiate into the darkness of cyberspace. I believe that every member of this board has the potential to post on that subset board. If you watch me over time, you will see how to do it. We will use literary devices to help the members of the IHJZ board read between the lines.

              You will be surprised what we can do with the English language.

            • quincyil says:

              One more in Boston, the subset blog is Chapter One in “The Art of War.”

              • OneMoreInBoston says:

                ahhh- I really cannot take a break from this place can I?

                It just moves along too quickly.

                I did not know that Jill asked the universe for this wish, and I did not know that you, being the giver you are, are helping make Jill’s wish come true.

                Unfortunately, I have become accustomed to the vulgar habit of eating, and may not be able to earn a living and post on two blogs at once.

                But for you, my dear Quincy, I guess I can try.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      If Kim Richards played the game, take a drink every time Jill Zarin says something nice-she’s be sober for life.

      • quincyil says:

        From Jill’s perspective, she is nice to everyone. Jill was being nice when she flew down to Scary Island to make up with Bethenny who lived one block away in Manhattan. Jill was being nice to Alex when she walk close to her to and turned her back to Alex and talked to Ramona. Jill was being nice when she invited all of her friends, but not Bethenny, to the Saks opening. Jill was being nice when she told the story about Alex’s son climbing up a producer’s leg and laughed.

        We have to understand “The World According to Jill Zarin.”

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Adgirl, I know how you feel, I think when Quincy fell and hit her head, we’re still seeing the residual affects.. 🙂 But I’m playing along! xoxo

  92. Brigid A. says:

    Amazingly, Kyle received a lot of unfavorable comments on the Bravo site post-finale and reuinion. Many viewers regard Kyle as betraying her sister by not putting Taylor in her place. Kyle probably thought she was safe going Miss Switzerland neutral but again, it may have backfired. If she’s taking advice from that “manager” at that final party, she needs to fire her pronto.

    Considering Bravo allowed so many negative comments to Queen Bee Kyle, it seems she must not be getting as many love notes from her fans. Keep in mind not any of the BH blogs are current, but Bravo is posting messages anyway.

  93. OneMoreInBoston says:

    Hi Lynn-
    Wow-I turn my back for one second and my goodness, all the excitement begins!

    Fabulous blog! Very exciting about Bethenney knowing you and greeting you so warmly- quite an auspicious beginning to the new 2011 blog year! Lots of big things coming your way…I feel it.

  94. WSL says:

    Confused ?
    Wfat is on TV tonite ?
    I there some HW this Tues. ?

    • neroes says:

      Tonight at 10 is the last show of RH of Atlanta. Tuesday at 10 is the second part of RH of BH reunion.

  95. Pantry viewer says:

    HIstorykc has such a great post at the end of the last blog. Can someone copy it over here, please?
    I cant from my phone. It is in response to taylor’s bash to us viewers behind computers.

    • quincyil says:

      Your wish is my command:

      historykc says:
      January 30, 2011 at 11:49 am
      I’d just like concur with about 600+ posters that I’d have no problem telling Taylor on the street what I think of her. I wonder if the state of Oklahoma is embarrassed that Taylor exists. This is a woman with ZERO self-awareness. A sure way to not win over any fans? Call viewers (that decide the ratings for the show) “cowards.” What utter bullshit! Taylor, honey, I work two jobs, have a master’s degree and don’t have a sugar daddy to cover my bills. I’d say 90 percent of your viewers have more balls than you: woman who decided to find a man with money to pay her bills and give her a lavish lifestyle. God, I didn’t think I could dislike anybody more than Camille.

  96. Amber...Real Wife says:

    My older sister, TYVM, came over with sushi last night and we started talking about the HW’s. She never watched until NY S3. When I became obsessed with the B/Jizz drama and wouldn’t take her calls @10pm, she became a HW’s fan too. She’s caught up via marathon on NY and ATL and ignored DC and OC. She is hooked on factory fresh BH.

    Much to my chagrin, she’s a … wait for it… Lisa, Taylor and Kyle fan! UGGGHH!! Et tu sissy? Can she really be my sister from the SAME mister?! She thinks Adrienne is rich and boring, Kim is a pain in the ass needy drama-filled alcoholic and Camille is evil incarnate! My stomach is building with acid as I write this! LOL

    To her, Lisa is the epitome of rich sophistication, with a side of naughty wit, while Taylor is a good friend who’s got Kyle’s back (WHAT?) and has a stale unemotional husband that she needs to drop. Kyle is the beautiful suffering sister who wears Kim’s burden as an albatross on her back and was maligned by that bitch Camille. Sissy believes everyone wants to be with Kyle as she is the popular it girl. Like RachelZoe says “I DIE!” but not in the good way. LOL

    To beat a dead horse beyong recognition, I’ll say I detest Lisa, Taylor and Kyle. What surprised me was the dislike I garnered for Lisa and Taylor so quickly towards the end. Kyle was on my shitlist from the first episode.

    In the beginning, I was a fan of Lisa, because she was just the polar opposite of nasty ass DC Cat. A pretty Brit who didn’t speak disparagingly about Americans was wonderful change. But later I felt Lisa is not the sweet old lady with the kind heart and smartly dressed, paraplegic dog. She showed herself to be a jealous, demanding control freak too. Due to her wealth, age and status, she thought she’d be the head honcho, but instead she’s been relegated to minion status per Kyle. As Kyle’s BFF she knew she’d be 2nd in command but has been usurped by the thinner, younger go getter TaylorsaurusLips.

    Now Traylwhore…that is one paper voodoo doll who is truly evil. Her lips are so ginormous she uses a paintroller to apply lipstick! She claims to be the victim of DV as a child, yet she is quick to use the tried and true forms of abuse by threatening violence and leaking of secrets to control her victim. She’ll do Kyles dirty work, as she knows Kyle is the alpha in the group. At first she thought it was Camiile, but quickly realized that although richer than BRAVO, Camille didn’t have the killer, burn it all to the ground instinct that Kyle has. So while neatly keeping Camille on a side burner she went all in with Kyle as her #2. She pushed Lisa out of the way by reading Kyle and knowing the way to her heart was to mistreat Kim. She was in by making Kim the target for all the animosity and blaming her for all that was wrong in the group and the town of Beverly.

    Kyle, I knew was a hateful, cruel bitch from the start. Her proclamation of having to care for her sister per mom’s last wish, yada yada yada, was her entry into martyrdom witnessed by HW viewers. We were supposed to be sympathetic to her suffering while caring for Kim, yet all we saw was her scolding, insulting, demeaning, abusing, then ultimately almost battering and finally outing her as a broke alcoholic! Sainthood is waiting for that one. Even though she’s been on a whirlwind PR tour spinning her side of the story of so much unknown, unseen drama, what BRAVO showed us negated this excuse.

    Yup, I told my sister, “OMG, You’re a Villian!” and she just laughed.

    • Katie says:

      Amber – I’m so sorry to hear about your sister, I hope you are able to get her the help she needs. We all have our crosses to bare. 🙂

      I too have a sister who didn’t quite see things the way I did and I couldn’t stay on the phone with her. We agreed to not talk about HW’s ever again, unless we are sure we will agree on who to dislike.

    • Brigid A. says:

      LOL! Interesting points and thanks for the food for thought about Lisa. Was a fan at first and I’m still trying to like her, but her alliance with Kyle bothers me, along with her treatment of Kim. Did not find any humor in her deliberate “re-presentation” of Kim to Martin at Taylor’s b-day party. Very bitchy. What other reason than for ridicule? Adrienne seems to be the only HW who has been kind to Kim. Camille hasn’t been cruel, but not friendly either.

      Re-union Part II will tell us more, hopefully.

      • Amber...Real Wife says:

        Believe me Error, Katie and Brigid, this has me reaching for the smelling salts! LOL How could my sister betray me by being a fan of those witches?! I love her but SHE IS A VILLAIN! I rue the day I turned her on to the HW’s. She hated Jill but I should have known something was up when she kept insisting Kelly was pretty and loves KimZ! My heart can’t take this much longer! LOL From now on she’s on her own! 🙂

        • California35 says:

          Lol – your story is funny….just don’t treat her like Kyle is treating Kim,and you will be fine 🙂

        • error404 says:

          OMG I had no idea things had gotten so bad! Loves the wig? Yeah, I love to laugh at Kim Z, but really! The whole fun is laughing AT Kim, not with her. And Kiki is pretty? Does your sister have cataracts? A seeing eye dog? You need to have her put away, you know, like Kyle had Kim “taken care of” after she spilled the dirt in the limo. I just hope they didn’t pull a Frances Farmer on her, because I want Andy to ask her about “You stole my damn house!” and “Guess who drinks all damn day long!”.

      • lillybee says:

        Kim isn’t on Camille’s radar. That is why Camille can ignore her.

    • SillyMe says:

      Amber I agree with you 150%!! Loved the analysis in your post…i too liked Lisa the most when BH season started out but now not so much anymore…towards the last few episodes she was ONTO evil Taylor but i was really disappointed that she did not call Taylor out during the reunion instead she did the passive-aggressive thing like saying something about Taylor in her explanation of not being jealous in regards to Kyle and then went “but I love you Taylor you know that”…and then under her breath said “well not that much”…urghhh that just made my skin crawl…I cannot stand Taylor simply because of the way she treats Kim!! Throughout most of the season the person I was most annoyed with was Camille but now I think she’s ok just because Taylor is so bad lol…so there’s really only 2 HWs I root for in this season and it’s Kim and Adrienne…most hated one is now Taylor and then Kyle for allowing Taylor to disrespect her sister in so many ways and Lisa for not manning up and just say to Taylor “YOU were a pot stirrer now go and apologize to Kim and get out of the room!!” 🙂

      • Amber...Real Wife says:

        Lisa, Taylor and Kyle are quickly coming to be the BH’s Trinity of Evil. LOL Villians with Millions!

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      I’m not going to say anything mean about your sister 🙂

      But I always wondered who were those people who admired the “Villains” so to speak. It still boggles my mind that people like Theresa or Kate Gosselin have a cult like following.

      What it likable about Taylor? She’s not funny, fabulous or particular intelligent. I just don’t get it.

      • Amber...Real Wife says:

        I wondered too. Now I know they live in my family tree! LOL

        You better not…. say nothing about my sister, LMAO. Even though i’m coming to terms with this “new” betrayal of hers I like Kyle need all the support I can get. 😉

    • Debbie says:

      I loe that whole post!! I love the “sister from another mister” as I have never heard that one. I do hope there is a support group that will be helpful. Maybe HWanon. I too have a close friend that watches all HWs and is a Nene lover. So, I kinda feel your pain.

  97. ramonacoaster says:

    I didn’t understand the exchange between Andy and Taylor when Kim accusing Taylor of being a chameleon and being a different person to a different friend and then Taylor responded. I think she thinks she’s so much smarter than Kim and Andy.

    Andy: Well, I think shes’ saying, what you’re actually saying just what everyone wants to hear?

    Taylor: You mean, I’m going to take you out back & go Oklahoma on your ass, is that what everyone wants to hear? (she raises her eyebrows at Andy, he raises them back)
    Sometimes I’m protective of people… including you.

    Who the hell is she protective of?

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      While Taylor’s face didn’t move her eyes were on Kim – she is protecting her and taking a boat load of crap for her efforts. For whatever reason she isn’t (and really wants to) tell the tale of the NYC table manners.

      • Katie says:

        You really believe Taylor is protecting Kim?

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          yup I do – eyes don’t lie

          • Katie says:

            I say nice try but Taylor has an odd way of showing it. I can careless about her eyes, her actions what she says how she acts is what speaks volume. But I guess we will see for ourselves soon enough.

          • Rabble Rouser says:

            Protecting her from what?
            The cats already out of the bag.

            Kim could have killed the bell boy and worn his head like a hat on the way down to the lobby- it still doesn’t dismiss the fact that Kim’s version of the airport conversation is the truth and that it was Taylor who got Camille riled up.

            Those eyes were telling Andy to back off her- or she was going to walk off stage. Taylor can’t take the heat and as been in virtual hiding since the reunion.

            • Jules says:

              I love the head like a hat comment!!!!! Priceless. Actually I think Taylor is wearing someone’s dead head – that’s why she keeps having to have her head injected with fillers and botox. That girls is a skeletor for sure.

            • error404 says:

              LOL

              We’ll apparently, such protection comes at a price. Sorta like the mafia. Shana/Shanna/Taylor also warned Kim to “tread softly”.

              btw: Isn’t it ironic that the actor is the one with her real birth name. LOL

        • quincyil says:

          In Quincy, we called that a veiled threat.

        • floridagirl88 says:

          If that is protecting, Kim needs to get a real protective order against Taylor.

          • Rabble Rouser says:

            “Remember when I threatened to take you out back and go Oklahoma on your ass? Well, I didn’t….that’s some good looking out. Your lucky to have me in your corner”

      • Jules says:

        With all due respect, you must be as delusional as Camille if you think Taylor is protecting Kim from anything. The only reason Taylor doesn’t go on a full out frontal attack of Kim is because she doesn’t know how far she can go without stirring up a memory in Kyle’s head that Kim is her sister, and she also is smart enough that she just doesn’t want the viewers to realize just how cruel she is. She is protecting herself, not Kim – she doesn’t give a damn about Kim.

        What the eyes tell me – are shut up Kim or I am going to tell them everything I know about your drinking, and anything else I can think of. When she said she protects her friends – even you – what she calls protecting is not telling everything she knows. They would be like saying when someone makes you mad and you don’t kill them – I didn’t kill you, so I was protecting you. I call that faulty logic, but then Taylor always tries to slant things so she looks like a saint. Kim knows it is all out about her drinking, so she is going to get a lot more bold in what she is willing to say – she’s got nothing to lose at this point.

    • Sparkles says:

      I think Taylor is insinuating that she has the dirt on Kim’s issues (probably via Kyle) so Kim needs to shut her mouth or else Taylor is going to spill Kim’s embarrassing secrets.

      In other words, blackmail.

      • floridagirl88 says:

        And Kyle is going to just sit there and let that happen? If she does, I still think Kyle will kick Taylor to the curb after the show and Taylor won’t know what happened. If it turns out Kyle let Taylor rip her sister, any residual respect I have for Kyle will be gone.

        • Sparkles says:

          I would HOPE that Kyle would take Kim’s side, but I have already been surprised and disappointed at how chummy Kyle is with Taylor. Taylor seems to enjoy rubbing that in Kim’s face.

  98. WindyCityWondering says:

    I am looking forward to RHoA finale tonight. Bravo is getting good at surprise twists. I hope we see Cynthia (and/or Peter) blast NeNe for holding up her wedding (with her request for hair and makeup). And I wonder how medival NeNe is going to get towards Kim with her hunky football player standing there.

    • Katie says:

      HA! I wish but it will just be more or Kim and her wig who can’t sing and she’s sleeping with a married man even when she shows up with a new date. They have nothing to call her out about or anyone else to blame.

  99. Lovin' this blog! says:

    WOW! It’s hard to tell who the real superstar was at this show!!!!!!!! FANTASTIC!

  100. WSL says:

    Ha le lu la. About 10 Xs !
    She’s back !

    The Fog horn called On Mo Bo a few weeks ago to yell at her for her participation on a hate blog and One More in Boston became very sick by Jill’s tuna breath.
    One Mo was NOT intimidated but please read my post above to protect yourself !

    I know I speak for ALL of us
    And send a great BIG

    WELCOME BACK One Mo Bo !

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      remember that conversation we had about guano? You know the stuff bats secrete? It still applies.

      But I just luvs me some WSL.

      BTW something smelled like tuna alright but it was a little lower down than Jill’s breath. 😉

      oh my gosh- I am so kidding! Not.

      • Kansas Girl says:

        Welcome back! I love that WSL calls you One Mo Bo and that’s how I think of you. Glad you survived your…. uh… “experience”!

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          (((KansasGirl)))

          oh It was awful! I got dizzy from the fumes. There’s got to be a medication for that.

  101. Katie says:

    Knowing what I now know and after re-watching the first 3 episodes just now – I think Kyle is a an attention starved bitch. Who took every jab she could at Camille even before the whole trip to Vegas happened. So Kyle might have wanted her on the show but she got her jabs in about Camille during her talking head commentary while knowing that Camille was a client and prior to any off camera BS argument.

    Kyle also showed a major lack of respect to Kim nothing was off limits (house, dating, past husbands, kids). Totally not needed or called for specifically IF the person you’re dumping on has a drinking problem.

    Taylor was all about getting attention and love from her husband and now that I know her past totally social climbing within the group. Kim had nothing to offer so Kim who was not as social was of no use to Taylor. But she complained about not having alone time with her husband and when he does want to go off and be with her, she is mad she is being pulled away from the group. She talks about her marriage like it’s a business arrangement, I think she is getting what she is giving.

  102. WSL says:

    On Mo Bo
    Advice please !
    Did u have ur tin hat on when Tuna breath called ?
    Were your ears infected too ?
    What is the antidote to Fog Horn?
    Can you give LynnFam any advice on how to protect themselves from Jill Zarin’s vendetta against the I HATE Jill Zarin blog !
    When Jill Zarin called what did the caller I’d say ? Bitch or witch or Jewish mom advice book for sale ?
    It’s scary ! So glad u survived the stalking by Jill Zarin !
    Pay attention IHJZers
    U could b NEXT !

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      well, at first I wasn’t quite prepared…so I had to frantically search and search- lucky I found the tin foil in my kitchen and quickly made myself a turban out of it or I might have had a mind meld with Jill Zarin!

      It was a little tough making the turban with one hand while the other hand held the phone about 1 foot away from my ear as Jill “spoke” to me.
      Let’s just say she really doesn’t use an “indoor voice”.

      Now, my neighbors do look at me a little…differently, because you see I had just gotten out of the shower. It’s not often they see me dripping wet with a tinfoil turban on, holding the phone, butt nekkid, with raccoon eyes from my mascara running. (note to Maybelline- it is so NOT waterproof!)

      But anyhoo, so Jill was super nice and friendly in the beginning of our “conversation” and I thought wow, maybe Quincy is right after all, maybe we do need an I LOVE JILL ZARIN blog.

      She was really winning me over, you know, as we talked about our mutual aquaintances and friends (yes boys and girls- MOI also runs with a fabulous group of people) and then well, something just changed midstream.

      I don’t know if Ginger pooped on the rug, or Bawby wanted ANOTHER blowjob (give it a rest already, big guy) but all of a sudden Jill just ATTACKED me like a rabid dog.

      I was unable to even get a word in edgewise (and children, you can only imagine how hard it was for Jill to manuveur me into that type of a silent position, it’s not…quite…my character) and then just as quickly as her verbal abuse rained down on my tin foiled turbanned head-it just STOPPED!

      And then Jill just said in a cutting, curt, and dismissive tone of voice “I have another more important call than this coming in- I don’t have time for you!” and then all I heard was a dial tone.

      My goodness! I didn’t even buy the requisite 10 books!

      • Sparkles says:

        I hope this is not a dumb question, but did Jill Z. really call you because you post on this blog?!

      • California35 says:

        Was this also a dream? I mean —Nightmare?

        • quincyil says:

          I think we are watching the future.

          Your pretend soothsayer,

          Q

          • Sparkles says:

            Ah, thanks Quincy. 🙂

            • OneMoreInBoston says:

              Let me answer your question. I want to set the record straight because there was something about the conversation that really bothered me.

              As you may or may not know, I live in Boston but graduated HS in Scarsdale, NY.

              Jill and I really do have mutual acquaintances and friends.

              My family is friends with another family that is, well as my mother used to say “Monopoly money rich”. Like super crazy wealthy.

              My dad is very close to the father of the uber wealthy clan, and my dad just loves this guy, not because he’s filthy stinking rich, but because he DOES something with his wealth.

              He has charities, he has philanthropic institutions named after him and he’s also quite humble and down to earth.

              He believes that God has blessed him with opportunities others don’t have and it is his duty and responsibility to be a good steward for his family fortune and to extend a helping hand to others who have not been as blessed as they have.

              Well, in my phone call with someone who identified herself as JZ- she claimed to have held a Creaky Joints benefit at this gentleman’s amazing NYC home.

              Well, I just didn’t believe it. I mean yes, he does have events at his home but not really with people like Jill Zarin. He can’t stand people who flaunt their money in such a vulgar and crass way.

              So I called him up and asked him if he knew Jill Zarin. And of course he didn’t. So I asked him if maybe he forgot about her but had an event for Creaky Joints, thinking he would remember that. He didn’t remember.

              So he has about three assistants, and I could hear him calling “Sandra, Sandra, do we know a Jill Zarin from a Creaky Joints Foundation?”

              So Sandra came to the phone with his engagement book that is cross referenced in an Excel spreadsheet for the last two years and searched and searched but no Jill Zarin or Creaky Joints Foundation showed up at all.

              So either JZ has someone who is calling pretending to be her, OR JZ is a nasty poseur who thinks she is high society. She can think what she wants, I really don’t care.

              But I do care that she’s lying about a dear friend of my family, who would shake Jill Zarin off of his shoe like the little tiny piece of dog shit that she is.

              If JZ really does read this blog, my message to her is:
              People will know that you are a lady, and that you travel in high circles by the way you treat other people- not because you lie about your influence and flaunt your nouveau riche lifestyle.

              Funny, I don’t remember an I HATE MRS. ASTOR blog- do you? Because she treated everyone with courtesy and respect. That is the mark of a true lady, who was raised with class. You might want to take a page from her book.

              • LynnNChicago says:

                Bravo OMIB! Thanks for sharing that, fascinating but not at all surprising, Zarin has zero class!

                • OneMoreInBoston says:

                  Should I write a song now?

                  Like Money Can’t Buy You Class?

                  Oh crap- already taken…

                  • quincyil says:

                    OK, Jill Zarin is doing to many things to too many of my friend so the subset blog is cancelled. I can’t think of one good thing about Jill Zarin. Love and Jill Zarin should never be on this board.

              • Sparkles says:

                Wow – that is crazy! Thanks for sharing!

              • Rabble Rouser says:

                Wait? I mind is buzzing…this REALLY happened?

                I think Jill Zarin has a team of monkey’s at typewritter so to speak who are trying to dig up info on us. WSL was already contacted-and now you.

                I guess Jill didn’t get a hobby despite her claims.

              • buffywood says:

                Wow, sound like she never read “How to win Friends and Influence People”. I wonder what chapter in her book discusses how to be a total lunatic bitch? Oh wait… it’s the whole book.

              • twoile says:

                OMIB, Welcome “home” there has been a hole were you once were, & now you are back!!!!!! You’ve been sorely missed. Note 2 ShillZ you’ve been found out, 4 the millionth time!

  103. Katie says:

    OT – do all the BH HW’s have hair weaves or extensions of any kind?

  104. California35 says:

    I can’t wait to see Bethenny ever after. I notice it will be on Tuesdays? I also saw that NYHW will be on Mondays, why the change? Do you know?

    First I saw that NY would be on a Monday and thought that maybe it was because Bethenny’s show would be on Thursdays, but then saw that B’s will be on Tuesdays. Hhmm wasn’t Thursdays for HW’s??? When they started doing two WHs at a time, they added Mondays, then switched to Sundays, but Thursdays remained a HW night. What happened? 😦

    • Bethenny’s show will be on Monday nights at 10:00 PM starting on February 28 and RHONY will be on Tuesday nights at 10:00 PM starting on February 15. There won’t be any “Real Housewives” shows on Thursday nights for a while. I wonder if this has to do with The Jersey Shore. Usually the “Real Housewives” shows come on at 10:00 PM on Thursday nights, the same time Jersey Shore is on. I think that might be the reason why Bravo changed the time of RHOBH from 10:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

      • California35 says:

        Ugh so I got that wrong also. NY starts first on the 15th on Tuesdays..(uh oh, I have something to do that night…I better make sure to record it). Bethenny later on the 28th, on Mondays. THANK YOU!!!

        I wish I didn’t have to see most of those ladies on the NYHW, but I do want to watch it, so I will. Sonjia and the new girl should add more to it, and hopefully on a good way 🙂

      • quincyil says:

        Million Dollar Listing is on Thurs. night. So the Friday morning guest blog will be on that show.

        • California35 says:

          Thanks Quincy,

          I will try that show, I like to see mansions and riches… It looks like this show has both. Also! I want to join in fun on your recap 🙂

  105. lillybee says:

    Jill, are you trying to say on Twitter is that if I start knitting hats and selling them it would enable me to live like you and be jealous no more.

  106. klmh says:

    Adgirl,

    “For you Taylor lover (All two of you. You know who you are & you are drunk.)”

    Wow, thanks so much, but I have been sober for 22 years. I know that won’t make a difference to you, because you don’t need proof to accuse, besmirch and belittle. The information you posted up thread is here say, and if Im wrong, please give us with the authors name and or picture she won’t provide. I have noticed many people here basing their viewpoint on other bloggers, most without links or proof to their posts, and thats fine. But its just not enough for me to condemn or dislike her. Some posters have made some valid remarks and have provided links and specific information concerning her husband and his shady dealings though. Give me proof of wrong doing, not a second hand account without merit.
    I am not a fan or lover of Taylor, but calling someone drunk when they don’t agree with you is distasteful, isn’t it? This site is for all of us. Whether we agree with you or not is an interesting part to this blog, you know, different viewpoints.
    Maybe making your statement at 2:30 in the morning clouded your judgement. I hope so, because I enjoy your posts. I came home today to see this and felt I needed to speak my peace in this matter.
    I might get slammed, but I won’t be called a drunk by you or anyone. And please don’t tell me its a joke, because if it is, its demeaning to those of us who see another side to these situations.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Thanks klmh – it was a tad too rapid for me as well. Respecting each other makes this blog what it is a community with opinions but the ability to disagree without rancor!

    • error404 says:

      Oh, I had this happen to me years ago on a skating forum. Someone said something that had no basis in fact, and as a joke, I replied “put down the crack pipe”. I was only being sassy, but it turns out she was a recovering drug addict and really took offense. We all sometimes get a little OTT in defending our opinions, but we also all can get oversensitive when challenged. But as always, I’ve learned so much from the HWs and I’ll never call anyone “insecure” during an apology! LOL

      • klmh says:

        I’ve noticed recently people are going off on others because of their opinions. Geez, that’s what this place is all about!
        Let’s just keep it on the up and up. We are not the enemy. Enjoy our differences of opinion and don’t make injurious remarks to other posters.

        • Kukulet says:

          You’re right…and I went off on you recently, so I apologize. 🙂

          • klmh says:

            Thanks. Love your cat. I had to put my 9 month old kitten down on friday. She had FIP and had been a feral one that walked into the garage one day. I was able to keep her alive for 5 months, but its an auto-immune disease that kittens can’t survive. My vet warned me, but I thought I could save her. I really thought she might make it even though she never grew, but she stopped eating wedn. and it was downhill quickly from there. She was such a sweetheart.
            Anyway, I appreciate your note. Tx again.

            • OneMoreInBoston says:

              oh no! poor kittie! Poor KLMH! so sorry…It was hard enough with my cat when he was 19 yrs. old, but he had had a good long life.

              But at least klmh, the kitten was loved. It doesn’t make the outcome any easier-but the cat was loved, and you helped her live probably 5 months longer than she would of.

              And it was the most humane thing to do in the end- because she didn’t suffer, the way she would have in the wild or in the street.

              so sorry though- it hurts my heart to see an animal suffer.

            • error404 says:

              I’m sorry to hear that. We had two puppies in a row die on us and it’s just awful, even if you’ve only known them a few months. I feel for ya.

            • Sparkles says:

              klmh,
              I’m sorry for your loss. I hope you can take comfort knowing that you undoubtedly made your kitten’s short life so much better through your love and kindness. Stray cats have such a hard life, and she was lucky to find you.

            • klmh says:

              Thanks OMIB, Error and Sparkles. I appreciate your kind thoughts and words.

            • twoile says:

              klmh, so sorry 4 ur loss, found kitties r very special….& how wonderful u made her life comfortable living when it could have been so much more harsh. ❤ & Blessings Jeanne

      • Sparkles says:

        Error, you made me LOL with your “crack pipe” story. AWK-ward!

  107. Sparkles says:

    Today I’m catching up on the postings from the past several days, and I see that Ches made a very interesting finding yesterday. (Impressive detective work, Ches!) I hope it’s okay that I’m reposting a portion of her comment here:

    “For anyone who is interested, Shana Hughes Taylor Ford Armstrong definitely changed her name…legally…twice.
    She was born Shana Lynette Hughes. The first name change came in Delaware County, Oklahoma on 8/9/1993. She changed it to Shana Lynette Taylor.
    The second change happened in Palm Beach County, Florida on 4/5/2005. Her new name was Taylor Ford.
    For anyone who wants to look at the document on line you can find it here.
    http://tinyurl.com/4c3cxtk

    I find this very interesting! I understand the story behind Shana’s first name change (taking the stepfather’s last name) but this confirms how INTERESTING the second name change is.

    According to Taylor’s website, she met Russell in 2004 and they married in 2005.

    SO the bottom line is that Taylor changed her last name to Ford AFTER she met Russell…and around the time she married him!

    How curious!

    • Kansas Girl says:

      Indeed! I saw that, but didn’t connect the date of the change to meeting & marrying Russell. Very odd. I wonder if we should begin submitting questions to Andy for her next WWHL appearance. She’s sure to be on eventually. (Would he lose the questions? LOL!)

      • ches says:

        I started thinking about that also so I started looking into it. I found it a little fishy, that after extensively searching, no info can be found anywhere on the net concerning their marriage. Nothing…nada…. not even a blurb. No date, no announcement, no engagement, and the most telling is I can’t find any thing at all about a bridal registry. Or even anykind of anniversary. It also seems weird that in a few articles that were written in 2010 it states they were married 7 years ago
        which would have been 2003.
        There is something very strange about this marriage. He has 3 children by 3 women and she is the only one he marries? And why wouldn’t she just skip the name change and take the married name since it was so close? Plus they were supposedly married in Mexico, which is next to impossible to track down.
        Something’s funny somewhere.

    • Sparkles says:

      P.S. 2005 was also the year that Russell filed for bankruptcy…

  108. klmh says:

    Congratulations Lynn. Enjoyed reading about your visit andIm glad you had a great time with Bethany. Loved that she gave you a big hug and recognized you.

  109. AZ Girl says:

    Just finished reading Lisa W. “I Love Housewives” blog and she is ridiculous. The first comment was from “SDGreenspan”. Her response to SD was “Hi Scott” so she revealed his real name in her first response. After that she responded to his comments as “SD”. Moron.

    • Pantry viewer says:

      HAhaha! That is so dumb, like that blog.

    • California35 says:

      SO there is a such blog? Hhmm I thought it was part of the joke.

      Well, we love house wives too, the thing is that she (JZ) is not one of them 😛

    • quincyil says:

      It makes you wonder if she wants to make a fool of herself.

      • AZ Girl says:

        he,he,he…crazy thing is Lisa is supposed to be the “brains” of this Operation PR plan.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          Did anyone catch my comments above where Simon said the author of that blog has been spamming him.

          Does anyone remember the name of Lisa’s son- the one who went ape shit on Lynn and And Cohen?

    • Adgirl says:

      That is the funniest thing I’ve read since amazongate revealed JZ’s amazon account was “hijacked”. LOL.
      Are we going to discover all of ILJZ posters are friends and relatives of JZ?

    • ches says:

      It’s a little weird that Scott D Greenspan is a friend of jill’s and lisa wexler on fb and is friends with jill zarin, realgingerzarin and gingerettes on twitter. he’s a lawyer in nyc.
      my caps are giving me a hard time because i spillled a coke in the keyboard . sorry.

  110. Lynn, I am so tickled you got a special meeting with and recognition from Bethenny! That’s just the bestest news! Good things happen to good people- and you is good people ♥

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Thank you ROH 🙂 It was a lot of fun! Bethenny was telling her assistant, “she’s the one who writes the I Hate Jill Zarin blog” and she was laughing…her assistant whispered to me as I was collecting my coat and purse, “I read your blog” 🙂 It was great!

  111. AZ Girl says:

    Here is the link to the “I Love Housewives” blog by Lisa in CT

    http://hubpages.com/hub/I-Love-The-Real-Housewives-Beverly-Hills-Reunion-Part-1

    Feel free to “comment”

    • AZ Girl says:

      Oh….I forgot…if you comment she may reveal your real name.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        wow she has a LOT of comments. Or does it just look like it because Scott is posting over and over and over. I wonder how much Scott makes by posting.

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          well, I guess Scott doesn’t need the money after all…

          http://twitter.com/SDGreenspan

          • OneMoreInBoston says:

            well, Quincy- here’s another nice thing about JZ- I guess she acually does have a fan:

            @Jillzarin the price of fame is the jealousy and envy of some. Kudos to you for not becoming jaded by your fame and caring what haters think about 23 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® in reply to Jillzarin

            But it also looks like he lives in her building? or close by?

      • Sparkles says:

        If you post a comment, how does she know your real name? (Sorry for the dumb question.)

  112. Sparkles says:

    I wish someone in the news would do an investigative piece on Shana Hughes Taylor Ford Armstrong and Russell Armstrong. It would be interesting to hear from those in their past and to read a summary of what all the legal documents mean.

    To me, this is like watching a mystery movie! There are lots of clues…when will the full story unravel?

    • klmh says:

      I will be interested on the real story there too. She has mentioned it will be discussed on Tuesday’s episode. I hope the Ford part comes out. I understand everything else. I think it was TLM that mentioned name changes because of her past, which is understandable.
      I hope the 2nd is better than the 1st part.

    • Debbie says:

      Does anyon eknow if Bravo has added a 3rd reunion episode or will there be a lost footage episode? I just don’t see how they can cover all the stuff that needs to be addressed in the 2nd reunion show. It’s only an hour, right?

  113. boston02127 says:

    OneMoreInBoston! I will clap!
    And clap and clap & a cartwheel!

  114. VincenzoNewYork says:

    Cedric martinez has a twitter!
    @martinezcedric Je ne crois pas que tu es Francais…ton nom de famille n’est pas francais. Il est espagnol… @LisaVanderpump
    I asked him how can he have a spanish last name if he is French.

    Maybe his mother was from Spain and then “worked” in Paris(did he claim to be Parisien?).

    • VincenzoNewYork says:

      oops I wanted to add more:
      Given his accent..there seems to be some european accent, it can be French..but I don’t know why it isn’t more prominent in his diction, unless if he then moved away at a young age and therefore he had a natural accent reduction. He looks Spanish to me and not Francias…w/e at this point. lol.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        Now I have not met you, VincenzoNewYork. I love your name.
        Just a warning…I get completely inappropriate crushes on men who can write well and also post here. Ask error 404…although he was impervious to my charms. LOL

        So did he answer you? he is a hunka hunka burning love, but is just a tad “grifty”

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          p.s. I meant Cedric- not error 404.

          Did Cedric answer you? And Cedric is a hunk a hunk of burning love but Cedric is a tad “grifty”

          • error404 says:

            Lucky for you I happen to be both those things too! Now send me your credit card number and I’ll send you some sexy poses. Maybe me reading Proust shirtless or something. You know, “sexy nerd”. LOL

            • OneMoreInBoston says:

              must wear little round nerd glasses in poses- not negotiable. Nudity is optional- hey if it makes you write better-whatevs.

              now about that credit card #…got any samples? you know- try before you buy?

              • buffywood says:

                I know you’ve been out and about traveling so I have to fill you in. I’ve already made a claim on Vincenzo. He looks just like Marcello in Under the Tuscan Sun (ok at least in my mind he does). Plus he is a math geek like me, and nothing says sexy like being a math geek.

                • VincenzoNewYork says:

                  @Buffywood, I didn’t know you were a mathematician!!! lol. I ❤ Calculus and Statistics!! <3<3

                  • VincenzoNewYork says:

                    @buffywood: Even though I love math, I want to get a MS in Mental Health Counseling. I was supposed to be a Math Teacher, but I want to work with people in a different way, like try to heal them.

                  • buffywood says:

                    Yep, at least use to be. I also majored in Accounting with a minor in IT. I started as a math teacher my 5th year at college. Then I worked for a casino company designing casino floors. Later migrated to more accounting and IT and now I do what Taylor claims to do.

    • error404 says:

      Cedric met Ken and Lisa while living in England. Lisa is English despite having a Dutch last name. People move around. It’s not like the US hold the monopoly on having a “melting pot”. Not that this proves anything, but I believe he said he was living in France as a child. I never remember anyone saying he had French ancestry that dated back to the Bastille. Which wouldn’t matter anyway, since Marie Antoinette was Austrian. LOL

      OT, but I didn’t realize Adrienne was Persian.

      • Adgirl says:

        LOL. The Queen of England is German.

        • error404 says:

          Kinda. Her Mom is practically cockney. Was it her Grandma, or her great Grandma that was Danish? GG I think. But yeah, the “house” is German. And I forget, where the hubby is “Greek” via. They were originally German too I think?

          • Kukulet says:

            Yeah, great grandmother was Danish. The Queen Mother was part Scottish, part English.

            Philip is a former Prince of Greece, but he doesn’t have any Greek ancestry-his grandfather was King George of Greece, a Danish prince who was elected King by the Greek National Assembly. Philip’s ancestry is Danish and German.

      • VincenzoNewYork says:

        That’s true..he doesn’t have to have a French lineage to claim French citezenship. It was just a hunch. lol.
        o0o I like Adrienne even more now. I
        @OnemoreinBoston: Enchante’ as the French would say…pleased to meet you. No, he has not replied to my tweet. I am trying to see if he responds to me in perfect French. The online translators can make errors if he tries to write an elaborate response. I am trying to find some dirt on him prior to the reunion part deux.

        a tout a l’heure…until later.

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          alright, now you’re giving me shivers with the French too? you might be an evil evil boy.

        • Cusi77 says:

          Vincenzo_ Olivier Martinez is French (ummm is hot in here!) last names in Europe go around… The Spanish civil war sent a lot of Spanish to France during 1936-39 and in today Europe Union is the same to have a French passport, than German or Spanish…

          • VincenzoNewYork says:

            @Cusi: Interesting point of view on the Spanish Civil War and how last names could have foreign origins in. With the EU passport thing, Cedric’s departure from France was way before the existence of the European Union. I am much younger then Cedric and I had an Italian passport when I immigrated into the US at one. I don’t think that European Community(EC), had a treaty allowing the free movement of people yet. I do recall the Vanderpumps living in Monte Carlo..so perhaps Cedric met them there.

          • boston02127 says:

            Olivier Martinez could be part werewolf and I wouldn’t care. He’s so handsome.

            • Brigid A. says:

              Boston, we share a crush on Olivier! Last night with all the talk of HOT men, downthread, I revealed my jealousy of Olivier’s new g/f, Halle Barry!!!!

      • quincyil says:

        I think Adrienne is Lebanose. She is Christian. Maloof is not an Iranian name.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      In the telling of his story – he was living on the streets of Paris and was abandoned by a phone booth at the age of 7. How he got to England is a mystery as well. And a sister was mentioned recently. So IMHO – Cedric is Swiss, like the cheese full of holes.

    • Brigid A. says:

      Did we ever hear Cedric speak French throughout the season? His accent does not sound French to me. I studied French. Not claiming to be fluent at all, very rusty now, but I have an ear for accents. I may be way off base here, but when Cedric was talking at length, he almost appeared to have a slight speech impediment. His accent sounds more British, especially when talking to Lisa.

  115. VincenzoNewYork says:

    Since the lovely, classy, elegant and sophisticated Jill Zarin has blocked me, I guess I can follow her twitter alias/pet, and now I do.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      She blocked you too?

      I seem to be the only person she hasn’t blocked here. I don’t know why either since I said something to her that she didn’t like and she made a snappy remark. I would have thought she was doing it alphabetically-and maybe didn’t get to me yet but you are a V.

      • VincenzoNewYork says:

        @RR: I never said a negative thing to her. She most likely saw a tweet to Lynn and therefore blocked me. I actually did like her and was willing to see a new Jill. I even have her wonderful book because I am in love with Judaism!! Oh well…

        • Kukulet says:

          Oh, dear. She’s blocked me, too. I may cry.

          Too bad for Jill….she will never be done with viewing “negative” (for negative, see honest) Tweets. Bwwhaahaa…

  116. lillybee says:

    Cedric could be from the Pyrennes area of Spain, some there have French names. But where did the name Cedric come from, I thought that was a British name.

  117. OneMoreInBoston says:

    you know- I’m reading through Lisa Wexler’s tweets and looking through some things she’s done, and…I think I like her. She’s smart. very interested in politics, both local and national. Why wasn’t she a RH? probably too nice…

    • quincyil says:

      It would be hard to have a sister walk into that mess and then suffer because of her mistakes. If Lisa is as smart as she seems, her heart must break when Jill keeps doing this show.

    • Kukulet says:

      Lisa isn’t a Real Housewife because, when the opportunity was presented to her, she was trampled by a stampeding, red headed pig.

  118. quincyil says:

    The reason for this subset blog is to share who the real Jill Zarin is with all of those people behind computers who have been maligned by Jill Zarin.

    The “I Love Jill Zarin” blog on the prairie by quincyil

    Jill Zarin has left the country. She went to Costa Rica. I know this because she hinted on twitter last week asking people if they wanted to go. Ginger, her dog, pooped next to her suitcases. Jill tweeted Ginger to tell her that she already missed her. Bobby did not tweet Ginger. His thoughts about the poop are not recorded. Jill tweeted that she bought Ginger a new sweater. Bobby’s thoughts about the new sweater for the dog are not recorded.

    As you know Jill Zarin loved “spanx.” She told us how much she loved “spanx” for years. She loved “spanx” so much that she designed a product similar to “spanx” and gave it a new name, “skweez.” There is some dispute about the number of years that Jill worked in the hosiery industry which qualifies her to design the new “spanx” like product. The Examiner said Jill worked for 15 years in hosiery, Bravo TV says Jill Worked over 20 years in hosiery, Zimbio says Jill worked 20 years in hosiery, Facebook says Jill worked 15 years in hosiery. I have no idea which site is correct. I assume hosiery products are tights and nylons. I assume she sold the product and was not working in a factory in China making them.

    Several of the articles call Jill “A Breakout Star of Real Housewives.” I would agree that she stands alone as a Bravo Reality Star. I think everyone on the board would agree with that.

    It has come to my attention that Jill Zarin was an excellent friend to Luann de Lesseps when a producer told Luann in front of the cameras about a certain racial tweet from Ramona Singer. Luann stopped the cameras and forbid further filming. Jill went with her friend to another room to console the distraught mother of a teen. There was no camera to record the word of sympathy that Jill Zarin gave Luann or the comments that Jill probably gave about Ramon’s tweet. Luckily, the person who tweeted the video to the Real Housewives of New York’s twitter accounts to alert them forgot to tweet the Queen of the Real Housewives of New York. The person who tweeted had alliteration in her name. Jill Zarin loves alliteration. Jill also loves to retweet and share every piece of information that she is given so not sending that tweet to Jill saved her from retweet hell.

    The end..

    It’s after 7 PM Central. The Age of Strega at the subset blog is over. Strega now works for Jill Zarin. I am going to power spray the barn with detergent now that Strega has moved to the basement of Zarin Fabric to help with the many “I Love Jill Zarin” blogs and facebook pages that were born this week. I thought that hiring someone who would not allow free thought was a good idea, but I could not take the stench.

    So feel free not to comment. If you can think of something good about Jill Zarin, you are a better person than I am today.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      My Dearest Quincy – I beg to disagree with you on one small point – if Jill is a Breakout star it would imply that once you break out you leave…..alas that is definately not the case with Jill. I encourage you to keep the subset blog focused on the positive. Thank you for all your efforts. Your fan, Windy

      • quincyil says:

        I believe that Jill Zarin herself gave those interviews and called herself a break out star. I believe that at times she said 15 years in hosiery and at other times she said 20 years in hosiery.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          I apologize and look forward to your next project. And as always and I know I don’t say nearly as much as I should….I hate Jill Zarin! lol

          • quincyil says:

            You are sooooooooooo lucky that I fired Strega. Is she was here that slipped in “IHJZ” would get you booted off this subset blog. I am going to give you 500 monopolyy dollars for your comment to be used to get out of jail for your hateful comment. tsk tsk tsk.

    • Adgirl says:

      Say Something Good About Jill Zarin: She frequently leaves our country.

  119. VincenzoNewYork says:

    This is a silly question. What is a spanx?

    • Adgirl says:

      Sort of an updated girdle. I just wear control top hose. I still haven’t figured out where the skwozen blubber goes. LOL.

    • error404 says:

      back in my Mom’s day, it was called a “girdle”. Spanx is a popular brand name.

    • buffywood says:

      Here is thie website. What is ironic is that all of the models clearly do not need the product.

      http://www.spanx.com/home/index.jsp

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        say what? they have bathing suits now? I swear I should buy stock in this company.

        • buffywood says:

          Oh yea! I actually got one just before christmas through RueLaLa. It was 1/2 off and I figured what the hell. Surprisingly I really like it. Of course it is 12 degrees outside right now so it will be a while before I wear it.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      oh my sweet , young silly boy! They look like biker shorts, but they go way up (at least mine do) to the Breastbone. They are made out of some heavy duty squeeze-in-your-fat-until-you-are-just-about-ready-to-pass-out type of material- sort of a modern day girdle. They come in Nude and Black.

      Sometimes on a really fat day, I wear TWO. I have literally broken off acrylic nails trying to get the g-damn things on. But once they’re on…they nip in at least three inches on each side of you. You could probably bounce a quarter off my bum, and I would never feel it- because my entire lower torso has gone numb. So of course I love them.

      • VincenzoNewYork says:

        Thank you for the description @onemoreinBoston.

      • quincyil says:

        Gretchen wore two for the measurement day of The Fashion Show and it made her 2 inches smaller everywhere. The day of the fitting she did not as the cameras might have recorded her changing clothes with the spanx on. As she wanted skin tight clothing, the skirt split with the two extra non model like inches and the Iranian designer was “out of fashion.”

      • floridagirl88 says:

        But where does the “excess” go? Is it compressing organs or squishing fat or what? I have been curious for a long time. Like when Oprah wears Spanx, where does all the stuff go?

  120. VincenzoNewYork says:

    @Buffywood: Evil Schmivil haha..aww but you applied your math skills and earned a living. In the end that is what counts.

    • buffywood says:

      Yes that true. And I really love what I do. I work in the fitness and spa industry and I’ve been working from home for almost 11 years now. It has really given me good balance in my life.

      • VincenzoNewYork says:

        OMG, I want to open up a Yoga Healing Spa. Like offer therapy and yoga for people and plus other healing treatments such as reiki, massage therapy and acupuncture!

        • buffywood says:

          Well, if you ever move forward with it, let me know. I can help you set up your booking systems and accounting systems, created your user documentation, train your staff and fun stuff like that.
          I LOVE getting a massage and used to really enjoy yoga but during the last few years I’ve been getting too impatient for yoga. I need to learn to slow down again.

          • VincenzoNewYork says:

            @Buffywood: Have you down Ashtagna Vinyasa? That’s is very fast and challenging. My yoga teacher leads a moderate form of it because it is too demanding at times. I only do Ashtanga one a week and the rest I do moderate vinyasas.

            • buffywood says:

              I have and I did like it. I use to (notice the past tense) have the greatest trainer. She was also a licensed psychologist and massage therapist as well. She did something called Lifestyle Coaching which was a Physical training plus a combination of massage and guided meditation. Being very Type A she tried to encourage me to Vinyasa Flow to get me to slow down and relax more, but at that time I would get frustrated with the pace. I am getting back into working out again now. With a full time job, a very active 14 year old girl, an almost 3 year old boy I struggle with my time management to work out but I am getting better.

              • VincenzoNewYork says:

                @Buffywood: Aww sometimes it is a challenge to find time. At least you are trying other forms of excercise. Good luck with everything.

            • Brigid A. says:

              Buffy & Vincenzo, loving your spa joint venture idea! What a great incentive for me to finally visit NYC…a spa weekend!

  121. VincenzoNewYork says:

    Since everyone thinks Cedrique Is hott, I think Mauricio is HOTTER! Kyle is so lucky to have him as a husband…I hope Mauricio does not have an affair with Taylor. That would be awful.

    • lillybee says:

      Or Camille, I think she wants him.

      • VincenzoNewYork says:

        @Lillybee..I can’t blame her tho…Kelsey…not that attractive…Maybe Camille needs an Ashton Kutcher type. lol. haha

    • error404 says:

      I don’t really find either Cheddaric or Maury HOT.

    • Brigid A. says:

      Vincenzo, Happy Birthday wishes to my fellow Aquarius!

      And, seeing as I missed out on the HOT guys conversation around here, I’m heartbroken that my boyfriend Olivier Martinez is dating Halle Barry!!! How does any woman compete with Halle Barry?? LOL!

      Have a great evening!

      • VincenzoNewYork says:

        awww thank you! I don’t even know who he is haha. We are all unique expressions of love. Psh Halle is old news lol. I am sure you’ll get your BF back. We’ll call the Manzo’s to help us sequester her. {intended as a joke about using mafia connections-please do not compare me to Taylor!}

        • VincenzoNewYork says:

          @Brigid A: Happy Birthday to you too, I am sure it is coming up soon!

        • Brigid A. says:

          You don’t know who Olivier Martinez is???? He first came to my attention when he co-starred with Diane Lane and Richard Gere in “Unfaithful.” You can be sure I have it on DVD. Then, what does he do but hook up with that floozy Halle as soon as she broke up with her b/f.

          Good idea to give the Manzos something constructive to do. Brilliant!

          • VincenzoNewYork says:

            @Brigid: I’ll have to google him….lol.
            Yes, Have a bday Party! I have a scented cake candle! it is very festive for my birthday. I am having a little dinner parter at my house in 2 weeks!

            • vilzvet says:

              Hi Vincenzo! A slightly belated Happy Birthday to you fellow Long Islander!

              • OneMoreInBoston says:

                Happy Happy birthday to my new blog boyfriend!

                Sorry buffywood we may have to fight to the blog death over this one.

  122. Cusi77 says:

    Have you seen the previews of “Million Dollars Listing”? Is it just me or is really Mauricio Umanski appearing in blue shirt for one second?

  123. Rabble Rouser says:

    2 minutes to RHOA finally

    Can I get a “bloop,bloop,bloop’ even though it’s lame?

  124. California35 says:

    Bethenny said that she is done with her tour until March.

  125. RubyNewbie says:

    Watching RHOA and…ummm…is ANYBODY happy about Cynthia’s wedding? Geez! And is she wearing a t-shirt that says “you big dummy”? LOL. I have no words.

    • KookADoodleDo says:

      Isn’t it just great that Cynthia is comforted by her daughter being the only one supporting the wedding?
      The kid is 11 years old, OF COURSE she is happy about the wedding!!! Why listen to any of the other family members that just might know what they are talking about?
      She really is one stupid chick!

      • RubyNewbie says:

        I dunno if she’s just securing her spot for next season since everyone will want to see how this plays out or if this is really the massive ill advised clusterf*uck it seems to be.

    • Katie says:

      What a busted up sad day. Why did she let this happen to herself? I feel bad for her and I’m embarrassed for her. I can’t even imagine how they are dealing with watching this play out.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      It’s from Sanford and Sons – (the T-shirt reference) – it was Sanford’s tag line

  126. buffywood says:

    Random thoughts on Atlanta…
    Sharee parks in a handicap spot to go into her audition? selfish BITCH.
    Nene sits down with her husband to have a talk about their marriage and she is texting? cold hearted BITCH

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      I didn’t even notice that…she must be Dina Manzo-ing it.

      And her I was almost feeling bad for her that they broke her balls at the audition.

    • housewifeaddict says:

      Wow – good catches. I got the impression that entire conversation with Gregg was staged. If they really wanted to work things out – why do it on camera. NeNe made him do it so she looked a little better – but of course who cares?

    • klmh says:

      I got so angry when I saw that she parked in a handicapped space. I am now ready to say I hat that bitch, yes, I say hat. People that do that should get a 5000 dollar ticket, non-negotiable.

  127. Rabble Rouser says:

    A few things…

    I hate Cynthia’s dress- especially for a wedding.

    Sweetie needs to put some cloths on- who goes to work in bootie shorts even if you work for a whore.

    Kim’s a whore.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      Oh- and Peter reminds me of the 7-up dude in his getup.

    • neroes says:

      Someone needs to take Kim Zs children away.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        Brings her own wine to the wedding and hides it…she is awful.

        I wonder if Phaedra brought something from Tiffany’s the box her hubby was carrying looked like their colour.

    • Brigid A. says:

      Rabble, I was SO disappointed in Cynthia’s dress! Was she competing with Princess Diana? Recall that wedding planner guy who kept talking a gray theme with Cynthia? Cyn gave him the green light for anything because she trusts his taste. Also, what an odd setting for such an elaborate gown, that natural history museum. Strange wedding. I hope Cynthia’s happy.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        That thing popping out the side may as well have been a space girl tumor…I mean what was that?

  128. Cusi77 says:

    Cynthia finally will be surrounded by dinosaurs… one of them dressed as a groom!

  129. Cusi77 says:

    WOW! Are they hiding the marriage licence? Everything is saying: “Run, Cynthia, run!”

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      Who does that?

      Honestly, why put her through all that extra stress. Sometimes loving someone isn’t stopping from making mistakes, it’s help picking them up when they do.

  130. RubyNewbie says:

    Did Kim just pour her “good” wine over ice? Everything about this episode has me SMH!

    • KookADoodleDo says:

      Kim really is a classless bitch with her BYOB mentality. Not nice that she commented on bringing her own vino due to Cynthias “money problems”.

    • imj says:

      Kim is soo tacky. Who brings their own wine to a wedding with a bar? Even if the wine there wasnt good, cant you wait until you get home? Are you that much of an alcoholic?

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        She even said she had to drink BEFORE the wedding.

        • Brigid A. says:

          Interesting how Kim Z’s constant drinking, morning, afternoon or evening, is kind of a joke, yet Kim Richards can’t catch a break when even her own castmates, including her sister…yes, I’m talking about YOU, Kyle….are shown drinking at most events!

          • floridagirl88 says:

            I was about to say she was pregnant until I remembered she said on WWHL last night that the baby was due in June. And that she was five months pregnant. Does that add up?

          • Nancy says:

            “Taylor” is the one that has a history of being drunk! (caught on tape and all.)

  131. Rabble Rouser says:

    LOL- Hubby just said ‘That’s her wedding dress- lord almighty- what kind of wedding dress is that?’

  132. Rabble Rouser says:

    Peter’s got 5 kids- were they in he wedding party? Were they even there..it seems like the first few rows were Cynthia’s family and housewives

  133. Katie says:

    Nene looks like a moose in a red dress that is way to small and Kim needs to find clothes to fit her boobs regardless of their size.

  134. RubyNewbie says:

    Why are Peter’s eyes always red? He looks like he hasn’t slept since 1989.

  135. Undermywheels says:

    I gotta say I was really bummed to see how expensive it is to see Bethenny when she’s in my town. More than the opera/Broadway show/symphony/Bon Jovi concert.

    Why??

  136. WindyCityWondering says:

    Alright – Kim got new boobs – do they really look different?

  137. Rabble Rouser says:

    WWHL-
    Hating Andy’s facial hair
    Kim’s wig
    Kim’s lips
    Kroy’s a dork

    • Katie says:

      I think Kroy seems nice.

    • error404 says:

      total dork and kinda dum too

      • Undermywheels says:

        I don’t mind dumb as long as they’re cute 😛

        • VincenzoNewYork says:

          hahaha@Undermywheels.

          I just feel like he lacks the capacity to communicate…..it was like…please elaborate more on your responses!
          Andy was getting bored!

          • Brigid A. says:

            WWHL was so boring I lost interest after about 5 minutes. Have zero interest in Kim Z and Kroy. Kroy seemed really uncomfortable. Kim probably does all the talking in that relationship.

          • Undermywheels says:

            talking is overrated….that’s what girl friends are for…

            • Brigid A. says:

              Undermywheels, LOL! Especially considering Kim’s almost-immediate pregnancy with Kroy, your comment makes sense!

        • error404 says:

          as I used to say “So dumb, and doesn’t even have the decency to be cute!” lol

          • Katie says:

            I don’t see where he came off dumb at all, he seems nice and obviously he was out of his element/comfort zone. If he was all up in the camera and talking a lot you would all be saying he is with her just for the camera time or to get fame off the field.

            • error404 says:

              My favorite part was when evil Andy asked him (with a sarcastic grin on his face) how his family felt about him hooking up with Kim, and Kim’s new Boy-Kroy mumbles something about they accept all his choices no matter what they are! LOL The Andy said “alright” and gave a worried look to the audience. LOL

              • Rabble Rouser says:

                There is no way I don’ believe his mother didn’t dissolve into a fit of tears when she found out…and that his daddy didn’t take him out to the shed and tell him off.

  138. Katie says:

    I have to say, Phaedra has grown on me.

  139. Rabble Rouser says:

    Big Pappa didn’t wan the ring back mean while he is going to go into forecloser and the electricity in his mall was turned off?

  140. Cusi77 says:

    My fav HW of Atlanta… I am torn between Cynthia and Kandi… even Phoedra has been growing on me, and not like a fungus!

  141. Katie says:

    HA! Me too

  142. Katie says:

    For someone (Nene) who is so over Kim she sure spends a lot of time and energy talking about her. Sometimes I think these two play this part every season to just stay on the show. They’ve done this before and I won’t believe they are done until they stop talking trash about each other.

    • If You Had It Like This says:

      Nene just filled her twitter up with trash talk about Kim. It’s so boring.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      It really seems NeNe is the one who just can’t let it go! It is really gotten old and she just comes off as a jealous fugly hater.

    • Adgirl says:

      LOL.
      NeNe’s twitter has something about Kim having 3 children by 3 men.
      I agree that IS trashy and so is smoking inside the house where children live.

      But doesn’t NeNehave 2 children by 2 men?

      • Adgirl says:

        And Brice is going to be a daddy too.

        • Katie says:

          And has already been arrested. I think if this feud continues they should leave the kids out of it. I actually hope they do just ignore each other. I do love that Kim just doesn’t sit back and take Nene’s crap, because Nene is has many problems and anger is one of them. She is the ultimate bully. Like someone said above it’s getting boring to hear these two trash each other.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        So the oldest one isn’t the billionaires granddaughter? So did they get stuck paying CS for the oldest girl or is the 30k just for the youngest?

    • housewifeaddict says:

      I’m beginning to think it’s all just another act. Like the NeNe Gregg “fight” this season – how fake was that!!!!

    • Debbie says:

      If they pull that same nonsense that they did for the last reunion I am gonna be pissed. They had a truce and were really nice to each other in order to “Get back” at Bravo.

  143. lillybee says:

    NeNe seems to be acting ugly on rhoa and the apprentice. Is this a first for the hw’s, being a bitch on two shows.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Saw the commercial for Apprentice and was surprised to see NeNe so front and center on it. She is doing her same old hater routine – wonder if the Donald is intimidated by her…..

      • Nancy says:

        I can’t believe Jill hasn’t insisted to be put on that show. Could you imagine how stupid she would look?

    • error404 says:

      Depends. Bethenny’s been on 4 shows now, and her detractors are none to happy about it. Does Jill’s little “guest appearances” count? She’s always popping up on shows weather she’s invited or not.

    • Adgirl says:

      If NeNe doesn’t get a real gig after Celeb App then she is stuck being a monster RH. We already know that she can’t interview a 3rd grader.

  144. Adgirl says:

    Cynthia’s daughter was happy about the wedding. She likes Peter and that counts for a lot in my book.

    NeNe is completely obsessed with Kim. Kim’s looks, Kim’s “career”, Kim’s relationships.

    Kim’s boobs are gross.

    NeNe tries to be a good strong mom. Brice could be a lost cause. Her younger son might turn out OK.

    Phaedra is truly happy with her family. That’s cute.

    Sheree got the acting job? Good for her.

    I want Kandi to have a good guy.

  145. Sparkles says:

    For those not on Twitter, NeNe and Kim seem to be in competition. Both have been tweeting like mad lately, often retweeting anything nice sent to them to show how popular they are.

    NeNe’s tweets (which, btw, are a total mess) also talk about how great she is and how anyone who doesn’t like her is a hater. Tonight she was tweeting smack about Kim while Kim was on WWHL.

    So…Kim just comes back with this:

    “Love my tweethearts! As far as the moose she needs to take care of her warrants under all her alias before she worries abt me!”

    Bam!

    What’s THAT about?!

    • Adgirl says:

      Wooo wee!

    • Sparkles says:

      Sooo….the craziness continues. Someone tweeted NeNe about the warrants:

      @Kimzolciaksaid u hav warrants please say this isn’t true

      and NeNe’s reply:

      What about that Fake degree! I’ll call the school

      That’s not really a denial…Now NeNe is tweeting again about Kim having three kids with three men and forwarding mean tweets.

      Even some of NeNe’s fans are telling her to stop acting like this.

      • Sparkles says:

        BTW, I meant to say that NeNe is tweeting about Kim and also forwarding mean tweets. (Not that NeNe is tweeting about Kim retweeting.)

        Kim just tweeted that kids are off limits and she is going to bed. She’s going to be on Wendy Williams tomorrow.

      • Adgirl says:

        Why isn’t NeNe upset about Peter having 5 kids with 5 women? She has 2 boys by 2 men and her son Brice is going to be a daddy.
        She is just so invested in hating Kim.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          It is so much easier to hate on someone else for behaviors that you possess as well. Has anyone found out what warrants Kim was referencing in her tweet? I’d bet whatever crap she started with Starr Jones might be going legal…

    • error404 says:

      “Love my tweethearts! As far as the moose she needs to take care of her warrants under all her alias before she worries abt me!”

      Why is Kim tweeting about Taylor? 😛

  146. lillybee says:

    Miss Lawrence totally rocked it. Nice performance.

  147. Amber...Real Wife says:

    Someone mentioned that Kim played a ditz but was a good business woman. I see her as a moneymaker-money taker counting her money who will cut her nose to spite her face if necessary. She really jerked Kandi the first time, asking for a refund of the amount her lawyer said she didn’t have to pay. She had a oral agreement. She knew costs were incurred and i’m sure Kandi doesn’t give away $100,000 + dollars often, even to her friends.

    Now with RingDidn’tMeanAThing, she wanted the same deal and it seems tried to go behind Kandi’s back to negotiate a cheaper price with others involved. You know she’s not a singer when she believes she should make more because she sings the song, and is getting a boobjob to promote the song too! Oh lord this woman is a mess! Obviously she refused to pay the fees for the song, proving indeed that she wanted to take advantage of Kandi yet again. Now we know why Kandi kept bringing up TardyfortheParty royalties so much. Kim wouldn’t pay Kandi for the ring song that was written, arranged and recorded for her. She doesn’t respect Kandi’s work, or can’t understand the fees charged during the recording process. No wonder Kandi was mad. Kim would rather not buy the song and not make money, before she pays Kandi the fees she’s entitled to and royalties to boot. Kim really is a low-down monkey in a wig!

    • error404 says:

      Kim is so horrible, it amazes me women don’t try to strangle her on a daily basis.

    • Katie says:

      God I don’t defending any of them, but even Peter said in an interview that Kandi needed to stop complaining she got played because she didn’t have the right people managing the deal for her. I’m sure this is not the first time this has happened to Kandi. I like Kandi and I think she is talented and while I would hope a “friend” would have done the right thing when it comes to money many people don’t and Kim got herself a great business deal. Why Kandi ever went back for more is what I question the most.

      • housewifeaddict says:

        I’m sure Kandi – like the rest of us – didn’t think Kim would have a hit with Tardy for the Party. I mean come on!! So I’m going to cut her some slack. She did her business correctly with The Ring Didn’t Mean a Thing. Kandi and Phaedra have it together financially – and I respect them for that. Kim too – but I don’t get why she won’t pay Kandi and release the song.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          The Ring really kind of sucks – and it was a jab at Kim on top of it! Kandi took Kim on the bus tour because at that point Kim had more of a following/fan base….Kandi is touring with Fantasia? Fantasia!? Kandi can pen a decent tune – she should stick with that and her new little management company. I get she wants to perform but even with Bravo exposure she isn’t getting mentioned on music sites.

          • Katie says:

            Why isn’t Kandi getting any traction with her album/music? I love her voice and she is a nice person who has been through a lot. I don’t get it.

            • WindyCityWondering says:

              Kandi does have a nice voice – but I don’t think she is getting acceptance as a performer or the direction she wants to take her music. RHoA should have been a great launching pad for her new album. She is doing the unknown artist route (playing small venues) when I thought she had some creds and recognition. I wish her well and hope she is successful.

        • error404 says:

          The only difference between Kim and Sheree or Nene, is that Kim is better at snagging rich men to take care of her. I’d love to see Kim on one of those shows where they have to live in like 1800 out on the prairie. She’s be dead in a week. Girl couldn’t wipe her own ass if she had to.

      • error404 says:

        Khandi is a whiner, but how she didn’t try to strangle Kim in that office is amazing. Kim’s dumb act is sooo irritating! She was all “Huh? What? Who? I have no idea how that happened. Wait, what’s my name again? Sorry Miss Scarlet, I don’t no nothing about birthing no babies.”

        • floridagirl88 says:

          And I like the way she pushed right on past Kim’s denials and made her point: Kim doesn’t own the song and can’t use unless she pays up. Gotcha!

  148. Adgirl says:

    OC Cast Finalized

    So now it’s official: Bravo has announced that Peggy Tanous of Irvine will be the next “Real Housewife of Orange County”! (We told you this back in August.)
    The 41-year-old former bikini model and stay-at-home mom is “an odd mix between a holistic, new age woman and a wealthy Orange County party girl,” according to a Bravo news release issued Wednesday. The mother of two girls “believes in clean, natural living, but loves her bling, Bentley and plastic surgery. She sees her new O.C. gal-pals as another step towards being fabulous. During the season, she tries to reinvigorate her former modeling career, but there is more to Peggy than just good looks as she opens up about a dramatic secret.”
    “The Real Housewives of Orange County” — the reality TV series that started the entire, burgeoning franchise — is moving to Sundays. Season 6 of the popular cable program will premiere at 10 p.m. March 6.
    This year, the permanent cast will be all-blonde. Fernanda Rocha, a 34-year-old, bisexual Brazilian personal trainer from Laguna Beach, will make appearances throughout the season, but she’s not expected to be a permanent season 6 cast member, a Bravo spokeswoman said.

    http://pedrowatcher.ocregister.com/2011/01/26/bravo-confirms-newest-housewife-reveals-plots-for-season-6/32292/

    • butterisafruit says:

      Thanks AdGirl. Just what we need, more botox, and plastic surgery. Is THAT all they do in Orange County?

  149. lillybee says:

    Kroy makes most football players look like fulbright scholars.

  150. WSL says:

    Ga Daay !
    U guys r UNBELIEVABLE !
    Jill Zarin can’t put ANYTHING
    Over ur investigative skills.
    So the I Love HW new blog is not only born of JZ’s pathetic efforts to mitigate the IHJZ blog but the posters r on Zarin’s payroll.(She only has paid friends)
    http://twitter.com/SDGreenspan is the very first poster disguised as SD. What morons !
    I Hate Jill Zarin

    U guys should get together & start a private eye business !
    U r amazing. Great work.

  151. WSL says:

    I know we have all herd trolls(JZ) chastise IHJZ posters,for being grown women, who “waste their time on hate blogs and should be ashamed of themselves”…. She says “what kind of sick,moron does that ?
    We always snicker & remind JZ that she is doing, what she criticizes IHJZ for & we have a good laugh.
    Well one of those “sick morons” is Julia Roberts. I saw her on Ellen admitting she loves watching the HW & BHs best. She loves the clothes & homes. She said if she can brush her hair & teeth & get dressed it is a good day. Then she said she blogs but wouldn’t say which one.
    So Jill, next time I talk to Julie, after I get her to admit she LOVES IHJZ , I can’t wait to
    Tell her Jill Zarin & Co. That U Said that she is a moron !

    Oh by the way, I don’t know the names,but I hear there r some stars amongst us ! Thankfully they aren’t morons like Jill’s employee SD, the first poster on I Love HW. (Jill why do u bother? The blog mistress of ILHW dissed u and named the blog HW not JZ. U had begged & begged everywhere for any blog to be ILJR. Keep begging baby,if the price is right, even Lynn might do it !

    • Adgirl says:

      I am proud to be a IHJZ Moron! : )

    • error404 says:

      Hi Julia Roberts!

      I know it’s asking a lot, but at least just think about it please.
      Can you have your assistant log on as something like “StalkingWhite Female” or something, make vague reference to being an “insider” and then tell us how you feel about Taylor Armstrong having all that plastic surgery to try and look like you. Is she trying to steal your identity? Before RHoBH, did she try to sell your autograph to unsuspecting bus loads of naive tourists? Surely you have some stories.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      My spidey senses are saying that JZ is going to do something very stupid in regards to blogs of this nature and it will be called out in a public fashion. JZ will deny, she will blame others, but the shoe will fit…yet again!

      • Katie says:

        I totally agree WCW. JZ is expecting a fresh start with the new season but no one will soon forget what we watched last season and we now have her number and know the real Jill. I predict she might be well behaved on the show (all acting) and will not understand why she does not have the following or GOOD attention she feels she deserves. This will lead to Jill imploding on the blogs and on twitter and like you said she will try something stupid that will backfire.

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          OT-
          holy crap. Egypt is just exploding right now. Looters got into the museums and destroyed some 2000 year old mummies- and the protesters formed a human chain around the building and barricaded the pyramids. How long can they hold the looters back? It’s not going to be a good day for Egypt when King Tut’s treasures go missing.

          When I saw the pictures of the 1000’s people in the streets prostrated in prayer in front of the tanks I was reminded of Teinamen (sp) Square. An absolute revolution in progress…what brave, brave people. Or desperate, desperate people.

          It makes Jill Zarin seem like even more of a silly twat for tweeting the comment about knitting hats to sell. It is that type of an arrogant attitude that (IMHO) set this whole revolution in motion…it’s a war of the Have Nots against the Haves, just looking for a seat at the table instead of begging for the table scraps.

          Mark my words, Jill will pay some type of a price for those words.

          You cannot pass by the homeless living in a tent under the bridge you live next to and not recognize that there is something terribly wrong with that view. We live in a capatilistic (sp)country and there will always be those that have more than others. And that distribution of wealth is not necessarily a bad thing.

          But we also live in a country that was built on democracy. There are no titles, or class system (supposedly) As quickly as Jill’s money came it can go. Know that.

          OK climbing off of the soapbox and climbing into a plane- have a fabulouso day everyone!

          Sending each and everyone of you peace and love…

    • Nancy says:

      Maybe we should call the blog..”I love Kelly Bensimon? Jill would have to be thrilled for Kelly after all they are BBF!

  152. WSL says:

    KLMH
    I am so so so sorry about your kitty. I teared up & felt your sadness. Like others said, kitty was fortunate to have, had your love & care.
    22 years, what an accomplishment one day at a time. My dad was a functioning friend of Bill’s. I got a 100% better dad when I was 30. He died suddenly 25 years later,but in his children’s arms on a Sat. night.We planned a small service for 10am on Mon.
    We expected it to b very small,due to short notice & snow. The good sized church, was overflowing with people I had never seen or herd of. It was amazing to me. I was more than touched. I knew he was loved but had no idea how large his other “family” was.
    I bet u r an incredible speaker because u r an amazing writer.
    Hugs

    • klmh says:

      WSL:
      Im sorry about your father and am so glad you got to meet the real him and have him in your life for an additional 25 years. Alcohol changes everything about you. I remember structuring my life around parties and events to have a reason to drink. Im in a much better place now. I know your father enjoyed the second half of his life to the fullest too.
      I appreciate your kind words and condolences on the passing of my kitten. And thanks for the compliment about my writing skills, but Im on the lower end of the totem pole when it comes to folks on this blog. You add so much to the fun and dialogue here, and I love reading your posts as well.
      Best to you and WSM.

  153. WSL says:

    Sex Pig ! ?
    SD (Jill’s employee)
    Calls Giggy a
    SEX Pig.

    friends)
    http://twitter.com/SDGreenspan is the

    Hummmm
    sounds like Dog molestation !
    Even if SD is just fantasizing,
    It’s sick, & gross at best.
    I am sure, Lisa doesn’t know, that her precious Giggy is
    Scott Greenspan’s Sex Pig.
    He is disgusting.
    Particularly when his bosses Ginger,
    is known for licking
    Long, ugly body appendages.
    Get a life SD.
    As a friend of JZ, I bet she would only charge $5 for Ginger to lick you.
    Please,
    U lech,
    Leave sweet,precious Giggy alone,
    He is not a Sex Pig !

  154. WSL says:

    Nancy
    Have I told U lately that I love you ? U have been a good friend to me.

    • Cusi77 says:

      I love you tooo WSL! Everybody loves you veeeery much! I enjoy your insights and your sense of humor! I would like to be your friend, seriously!

  155. Debbie says:

    TinselKitty has a great photo of Khandi on her blog..Check it out..she looks so much better!
    Your Wishes Have Been Granted « Tv Time 101 http://bit.ly/gm52xZ

    • Katie says:

      Good Lord, she looks so much better! She really needed a new look and so happy she got rid of that ugly red hair. She’s a hotttie!!!!

    • error404 says:

      more flattering, yes, but still OTT with the hair. Slightly hookerish. In some way, the “kookie artsy mom” woodpecker look was better, but this is softer. She always looks like she’s playing a role in a film, rather than just being herself. In the reunion clips, it’s like “who’s the call girl, and why didn’t Khandi show?”

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Wow – she looks like a star – hope it helps because she is a beautiful woman and that woody woodpecker hair do looked horrible on her. Go Kandi!

  156. Cusi77 says:

    OT – I was watching the movie “Green card” with Gerard Depardieu and Andie McDowell and remind me when I went with my hubby for my interview in Downtown LA….
    We were the first in the appointment. We had maaaaany pictures of travels around Mx. and USA, wedding day, home, etc. They kept EVERYTHING! Then this man with and Arabic accent (which was already difficult for me to understand) started making all kind of questions to me, with my hubby on my side, to challenging me more he was asking the questions faster and faster… on a certain moment after several questions were “YES” I could not understand the question and I said “YES” and I heard my hubby shouting ‘NOOOOOOOO’!!!!! I said “Could you repeat the last question”:
    Do you belong to a terrorist group? Hehehe.

  157. WSL says:

    Cuss
    U r so blessed to have so many sisters that love U. I am sure none of them would have deserted u like Kyle did in public. I can tell u really know how to be a good friend. Good friends r worth much more than gold. I know u know that u can’t take worldly treasures w/you and that our greatest treasures r stored in Heaven where thieves can’t steal them. Nor can they rust.
    They r eternal.
    I hope cyber space doesn’t keep us apart. But if it does, I know I will see you in eternity.
    Will I meet all your sisters ?

  158. WindyCityWondering says:

    The last shots of the RHoA Cynthia’s wedding – showed two seperate groups (at least RHNY could all come together for Ramona’s vow renewal) – while I don’t have any doubt that it was because of NeNe – Bravo really likes “teams” and pitting the women against each other. Olivia had it right – and it is getting harder to watch the franchises because we see the manipulation/editing and scripted drama. Given enough time and we can justify disliking everyone of these women.

  159. WSL says:

    I haven’t seen krone in a very long time. We had lots of fun together this summer. Krone turned 29 for the __th time yesterday.
    Happy Birthday Krone & please come home.

    I haven’t seen Free Ginger in a long time either. Her birthday is Thursday.

    The next 2 birthdays
    R MAJOR !

    Ad Girl turns 29 on the 14 and Quincy who is my age,turns 39,
    on the 16th.

    I think we should have a party
    All week. But let’s celebrate on the 15th. OK ?
    We have plenty of time to plan.
    So everybody has ample time to get an outfit organized and to pick the perfect gift. The party will be byol. Sorry no spouses or BF, only LynnFam.
    Like I said we have time to get it perfect !
    This party is gonna b a blowout !
    (And I don’t mean hair)

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