IHJZ Tabatha’s Salon Takeover / A Jill Zarin Update

I Hate Jill Zarin   Tabatha’s Salon Takeover – Blog by Quincy IL
A Jill Zarin Update by LynnNChicago
Tabatha’s Salon Takeover Week Seven

The salon, Bqute, is located in Palmdale, California.  The owners Shannon and Frank Peters have been married for nine months. They have been business partners in the salon for six months. Their credits cards have been “maxed out” and they are $80,000 in debt.  Tabatha tells us that their marriage and mortgage are bankrupt. An employee tells us that Shannon’s attitude is “out of control.”

Salon Undercover

The camera reveals Shannon and Frank at the front desk while Frank answers the phone with the name Sebastian.  Tabatha questions Frank about his name change. Shannon thought that Sebastian was a better name than Frank for a salon owner so she calls her husband Sebastian at the salon.  Tabatha furrows her forehead.  The salon is pure chaos.  The couple is fighting over money in front of stylists and clients. Their problems are personal and professional.

Frank has a travel agency, used clothing boutique, insurance business, and marriage counseling business in the office of his salon.  His office assistant struggles with managing so many businesses.  They offer divorces to clients as they walk out of the salon.

Ebony, a stylist, is shown beating a vending machine.  Tabatha notes that vending machines are not found in high end salons.  She also notes that booking a cruise to Jamaica is not found in high end salons.  Tabatha asks, “What the F*** are you doing?”

The staff is aware of personal issues between the couple and actually discusses those issues in front of clients.  Clients complain about the chaos. Shannon threw a bottle of shampoo at Brittany, a stylist, who refused to take instruction and is combative. Tabatha states that “it’s so bad that I can’t wrap my head around it.”  Tabatha tells Frank to give her his keys, but Frank doesn’t know where his keys are.

Staff Meeting

Tabatha introduces herself and the staff is in shock.  Brecca, the front desk manager says, “I just knew we were in trouble.”  Sauve, a male stylist says, some are “not going to deal with Tabatha’s mouth. I’m not.”

Tabatha tours the salon.  There are signs for the financial, legal and travel businesses. There is trash that has pile up for ages.  There are dirty gloves and hair in brushes and in sinks.  The break room smells.  The last time Tabatha saw so many flies she was “in bloody Australia.” Tabatha calls it “ a strip mall beauty salon.”

9 AM, the staff meets after Tabatha tells us that the managers are the primary culprits.  Shannon is the “bitch of all bitches” and she sets the tone for the salon. Shannon is selective in when she will manage. Frank never gets anything done.  He wanders around the salon not functioning.  Suave is told to take out the garbage and she tosses the garbage container into the dumpster.  She seems proud that she did that.

Models come into the salon and many of the stylists seem to do a good job. The stylists relax hair and add extensions. They color.  Brittany, who had a shampoo bottle thrown at her by Shannon earlier, fails to impress Tabatha with her cutting skills and she does not know how to talk to a client.

Frank is preparing to send grand opening invitations to President Obama, the Senators of California and Arnold, the governor of California.  Tabatha can’t believe that Frank is expected the President of the USA to drop by for his opening.  Tabatha tells us in an interview that “it is not out of the box, it is crazy.” 20% of the business is Frank’s multiple operations and 80% is the salon business. Tabatha says she is going to “blow my brains out.”

Tabatha discusses the marriage of the young owners and calls upon a marriage counselor to help them distinguish between their married life and work life. They had a loving relationship when they cross state lines and visit Vegas so the counselor tells them that their driveway is the state line.

Frank is distracting the staff as he walks around doing nothing.  Frank is driving his wife crazy and then she takes her frustrations out on the staff. The staff is miserable and afraid to approach Shannon for help.

Field Trip

Tabatha takes the entire staff to the Mohave Desert for survivalist training with an instructor. Frank takes the leadership role and they all sweat while completing the tasks. They learn to work together.

Renovation

Tabatha takes the staff to the outside window and gives them putty knives to remove the plastic signs glued onto the glass panes.  All of Franks businesses other than the salon are now gone. The renovation begins and the staff is given several days to rest. The walls are now yellow and there are burnt orange drapes between stations. The stations themselves have been refinished and there are new pads under the chairs. There are large mirrors with black frames.  There are new sterilizers, new dryers, and new equipment. The break room is clean and painted.  The office is now the manager’s office for the salon. The boutique area is stocked with products of a hair salon.

Work Session

Brecca, is at the front desk and she is working on the computer. She tells Tabatha that she is putting hair salon clients’ names in as she did not have the time to do this before when she was caring for Frank’s many enterprises. Frank is lost.  He is not allowed to offer travel services or divorces to clients as they leave the salon. Shannon is ready to be the leader. Ebony seems happy, but she tells us that her “ghetto girl will still come out.”  Shannon apologizes to Brittany because she threw a shampoo bottle at Brittany, but Tabatha also discovers that Brittany has pushed Shannon.  Tabatha learns new street fighting terms during their discussion.

Final Recommendations

Shannon is going to run the salon and Frank will move on to whatever he decides is his life’s ambition.  The salon will be a salon.  Shannon is happy.  Frank looks lost. They are going to work on their marriage. Brittany is going to shadow Shannon in order to gain experience. Right now her level of ability is that of a beginning beauty school student.

6 Weeks Check Up

Tabatha returns to find a very happy salon owner, Shannon, who is working very hard to make her business a success.  Brittany is working and she has improved. Ebony was fired as she was unable to adjust to the new tone in the salon.  The young owners’ marriage has improved and they are now able to communicate with each other. Tabatha is pleased. A high end beauty salon has been born.
Nice work as always Quincy, Thank you!
A Jill Zarin Update by LynnNChicago

Our little Jill Zarin has been a busy lady lately, plugging blogs for hobby bloggers, I’m jealous that I’m not included in that group that she supports, you see, if she tweets and supports a blog, apparently they get 10,000 – 15,000 hits per day.  That is impressive Jill, way to go!

Now that Jill has announced that she’s supporting blogs, she’s gotten many requests to retweet blogs, here’s one:

XTweeter:  TO  @Jillzarin please RT & help me reach1000 views for my fashion blog!! Life As Youth Know It!!  (link was here)

Jill did not re-tweet the link above.

@JillZarin said:  Today was my official last day of filming. Will miss the crew and daily routine and of course seeing the girls all the time.

Jill’s consorting with fans and non-fans alike, she’s even managed to insult quite a few people:

@Jillzarin said: Getting on bus from Pier to javits. Have bad tooth ache. Couldnt find my reg dentist so dr. Ronald ghiz coming in to check me out! http://yfrog.com/h4dm4lej
@Jillzarin  said:  Trying to pack and work as same time before I leave. I want to really have time off…I don’t think I can do it!
XXTweeter:  TO  @Jillzarin time off from what lol! Tweeting?
@Jillzarin   Went to dentist. He was honest old fashioned guy. I grind my teeth! I need night guard. Ugly! At least no root canal. Ok to fly.
@JillZarin said:  Thanks to @SkinCeuticals for sending me some great skin protection before I go to Costa Rica!
Jill is getting more freebees for tweets and bragging about going to Costa Rica all at the same time.
Xtweeter:  TO:  @Jillzarin I agree, be regular like most Americans. There is a recession and high unemployment and all u do is brag”
@JillZarin said:  so Knit hats and sell them but please don’t follow me
XXTweeter: TO  @Jillzarin I feel as though you should never have to apologize for speaking your mind but that response to the employment comment was uncool
XXTweeter:  TO  @Jillzarin Ha! coming from someone who hid behind fake name to review their book and slam a “friend”. 🙂
XXXTweeter:   isn’t that disgusting! Honest people trying to survive in this economy and @JillZarin being flippant. #karma
XXXTweeter:  TO  @JillZarin you told an umeployed person to “knit hats and sell them” how about you employ AMERICANS in your girdle factory? #BITCH
This has to be one of my favorites:
XXXTweeter:  TO  @Jillzarin Do you know you can block people from following you if they are meanies?

Seriously?  Believe me, Jill knows that she can block people from following her!

Xtweeter:  TO:  @Jillzarin I AGREE with you completely Jill! It’s really unbelievable how rude people can be when they are hidden behind their computers.”
@JillZarin  said:  I wish those cowards would show themselves. Scared little people with only evil running thru them.

Wow Jill Zarin, you have some nerve!  I offered to meet you in Chicago when you were in town, I offered to sit down and talk with you.  You refused saying that you didn’t think that I should be rewarded for my “hate” blog.  Jill, meeting you would not be anything close to a REWARD for me, trust me!  You could have benefited a whole lot more than I would.  I have no desire to blog about meeting you and I have no desire to interview you, I don’t believe in rewarding bad behavior!

I like to interview fan favorites like Sonja Morgan, Tabatha Coffey and Rich Amons.  I blog about meeting great people like Alex McCord, Simon VanKempen and Bethenny Frankel.

Jill will give you a call if you buy ten…yes TEN copies of her new paperback version – Secrets Of A Jewish Mother with an extra chapter on Bullying.  Well she is an expert after all…having done it for so long.  Maybe she teaches people how to do it well and then accuse others of bullying you…quality information to have.

Bravo announced this opportunity on their web site:  http://www.bravotv.com/blogs/the-dish/buy-jill-zarins-book-get-her-on-the-phone

Here are the comments on this announcement:

  • “A few extra copies!!? Jill can’t give away this crap and while she is an ‘expert’ on bullying, I doubt it helps her sales. Maybe she can bully potential customers. Lock them in a room type of thing and tell them they have to buy 10 copies each!”
  • “Yuck. I’ll pass.”
  • “Seriously? Lol”

Yes, these comments are on Bravotv.com, her own network’s web site and these are the comments that they approved to post.  Hysterical!

So the plan is that if you buy ten of Jill’s books, she is going to call you around the time of the premier of The Real Housewives of New York, what exactly do you suppose she’ll say to someone who bought ten copies of her book?  Something like this maybe… “Neener Neener Neener you fool..gotcha!”

What the hell would anyone do with ten copies of this lousy book anyway?  Jill suggests that you donate them to your local library, I love my library, I’d never do that to them.  They would ban me from the library for life.

6 Things you can do with 10 copies of Jill Zarin’s book:


  • If your power is out you can – Burn them for warmth.
  • If your patio is a bit uneven – Use them to level tables or chairs that are wobbly.
  • If your baby outgrew the high chair – Use them as a booster seat
  • Fireplace kindling.
  • If you’re Tom Collichio – Roll them up and smoke em’
  • If you’re so inclined – Hollow them out and hide your weed in them

Feel free to add to my list…

A video just to promote the Jill Zarin…http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9K6Rh9nEgEE

Jill is coming out with undergarments that she is calling Skweez Couture.

“Couture is the art and business of manufacturing, designing and selling of highly stylish and fashionable clothing for women.  Fashion designers and dress designers are known to form a group called Couture.  The high fashion clothing called Couture created by fashion designers is famous for making a style statement”

What Jill is doing is not described in this definition of “Couture”, Jill is putting her name on spandex girdles, and she‘s not the only one.  She didn’t design this garment, it’s been out there for years.   I’m just sayin…

Bethenny built a brand but she filled a void, Bethenny had original ideas, she truly helped women to eat right and be healthier.  Her books, Yoga DVD, natural food line and now her speaking engagements inspire women to be better versions of themselves and improve their lives.  Her Margarita is just yummy and low calorie!

The brand Jill is creating teaches women to pour wine on their steak and marry only rich men.  “Make sure he loves you more than you love him”.  Decorate your bedroom with ugly bedspreads and now wear spandex girdles and leggings at her higher price point than the same thing with an everyday brand name on them.

I am really looking forward to the new season of Real Housewives of New York, I am going to begin the new season with an open mind and hope that Jill will begin to try to turn things around.  While I see no evidence of that at this point, I will just hope for the best.

Thanks again Quincy, you did a fantastic job, as always.

Look for Quincy’s “I Love Jill Zarin” blog within a blog or “subblog” if you will, right here at I Hate Jill Zarin.

Check out my latest Profile of a Housewife – Taylor Armstrong  http://look.ac/hRITdu

Tonight on Bravo, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion Part II and Bravo is  resurrecting the Talk Bubble for tonight’s show.  They haven’t announced who will be joining the discussion but I would bet Lisa/Giggy will be there!
You can join the discussion here:

Until Next Time….
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705 Responses to IHJZ Tabatha’s Salon Takeover / A Jill Zarin Update

  1. error404 says:

    Thanks for the recap! I depend on you now, as I’ve abandoned poor Tabatha for Ru Paul.

    • quincyil says:

      No problem. I thought Ru was fun on WWHL. He is an honest man and I really like that.

    • Night Light says:

      Oh I LOVE Ru Paul but I can’t watch that show. I get my fix on The Soup. I love it when he slaps those queens around. 🙂

  2. boston02127 says:

    Great recap. Thanks Q and Lynn.

    #7 Things to do with Jill’s book…..Toilet paper!
    #8 Line your cats litter box!

  3. skogsstig says:

    Just so you won’t forget to buy (at least) 10 copies of that fabulous book, here are some (149!) visuals to remind you, JZ’s photos in the “Secrets of a Jewish Mother Launch Party” photo set.

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    Of course she had to name her flickr account “Team Jill.”

  4. skogsstig says:

    Thanks for the recap, Lynn! I had to miss Tabatha last night, but you’ve captured Ms. Coffey wonderfully well. She’s one of my favorite Bravo women.

    • skogsstig says:

      Sorry – haven’t had enough coffee yet…
      *Quincy*: Thanks for your recap of Tabatha! Words above were meant for you.
      And Lynn: Love your JZ updates. She’s running true to form.

      Jill, Mistress of unkind tweets: I’ve now knitted 25 caps for low-birth-weight babies and donated them to a charity. You’re saying I should have sold them? In order to make some more money so I could live more like you do? Sorry. Don’t want to live with blinders on…

      • quincyil says:

        My mom knits hats for newborns for our hospital. She works with the Senior Center and they get points for helping charities. My mom also makes baby quilts that the nurses quietly give to moms that they think are in need of a little extra help.

    • quincyil says:

      I love Tabatha. That comment about flies in Australia was perfect. I love a lot of the Bravo stars. I think they are good people trying to do something to better their lives and the lives of others.

      I love being a member of this IHJZ board and sharing with the men and women on this website. I respect you all. I love agreeing, disagreeing and agreeing to disagree with all of you.

      • Brigid A. says:

        Quincy, great blog! I love Tabatha! Last night’s episode did not disappoint. She always shines in her “State of the Business” sitdown with salon owners. I found these two owners likeable and hope their marriage and salon are successful.

        As a fairly new member of this great community here on IHJZ (thanks, Lynn!) , I echo your comments. Love sharing ideas with everyone here and always gaining new insights.

  5. boston02127 says:

    Jill’s tweet— Hanging out with my friends in the house after a beautiful day. Peace.

    Hmmm….Why tweet when your busy with friends? I’d think you’d be talking and laughing and enjoying their company. Not twitting.

    Jill——
    1. Are your friends not good enough that you can’t put down twitter and pay attention to them?

    2. Are they make believe friends?

    3. Are you trying to make the public believe you have friends?

    4. Are you trying to act important in front of “so called friends” by tweeting in front of them?

    5. Do you think your 11 fans really care what your doing?

    6. Do you think the 11,343,068 people that hate you care what you are doing?

    7. Are you randomly twitting because you’re lonely and bored because Bobby’s pretending to be passed out so he doesn’t have to talk to you or have sex with you?

    8. Are you lonely and twitting because you have no friends and you have nothing else to do after you’ve read your tank of a book 1,487 times and can’t figure out why it sucks and won’t sell?

    9. Are you pretending to be with friends to fight the rumors that nobody can stand you and nobody wants to be around you?

    10. Do you count inanimate objects as friends?

    • Kukulet says:

      Since when does Ginger quality as multiple “friends”? That rodent probably hates her guts.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        You have another use for JZ’s paperback – use as potty station filler for her nasty little dog.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      @Boston – talking to the tv doesn’t count as hanging out with friends! lol

      • Cusi77 says:

        Jill the “voices” inside of your head don’t count as a “friends”, sometimes they can be mean… ask Sybil!

    • Brigid A. says:

      Thanks for reminding me for all the reasons I found my way to this IHJZ blog. This woman has zero self-awareness and I have no expectations that she’ll be any different on the upcoming NY season. When I saw that ugly “cry face” in the preview, I almost gagged.

      According to her tweets, she’s now competing with Camille as the busiest HW…. so much to do, so little time. Quit twittering about your every freakin moment, you idiot, and you’ll have 24 hours per day with nothing to do.

  6. WindyCityWondering says:

    Thanks Quincy – Tabitha Takeover has grown on me in part because of the wonderful recaps you have provided. During the show last night it struck me how much Frank so didn’t belong anywhere near that salon! He is a “business man” – many of the services he offered require school/education (law school, financial planning came to mind)! I’m surprised Tabitha didn’t tell him to rent another storefront in the strip mall to run his Sanford and Sons services!

    • quincyil says:

      I saw a similarity between Frank and the men in Atlanta. Peter and Gregg have had financial problems, but they don’t seem to the have direction and drive that their wives have. It seems the women know how to make money and are successful business women. Why is that?

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Male ego is the excuse I would give them and enabling that fantasy is the excuse I give their wives.

        • quincyil says:

          So many men of these shows have been damaged by the sluggish economy. Peter said that he had to create a job for himself because no one was going to help him and that is so true.

          I felt that Tabatha pushed Frank out the door because her goal was to create an upscale and financially successful salon in one week. Frank didn’t know what train hit him. I listened carefully to see if Frank had found a job or started a new business, but there was no comment about this. His relationship with Shanna had improved and that is important.

          They were $80,000 dollars in debt and a lot of that was in credit cards. Credit cards have a higher interest than a business loan from a bank, but I suppose they were not a good enough risk for the bank to give them a loan when they started the business.

          I keep watching the renovations and I think that they have a $15,000 dollar budget for the makeovers. Sometimes they buy computers, they always use paint, they often refurbish and save furniture, they reorganize the salons, and probably get supplies from companies in return for showing their products on TV. Remember one manager being upset that she didn’t get a new refrigerator. Her salon needed so many things that the budget for the work area was spent and they just cleaned the old refrigerator.

  7. ramonacoaster says:

    I liked your Portrait of a Housewife – Taylor Armstrong article. It hit all the right points. I think Camille redeemed herself at the reunion and Taylor dug herself a deeper hole. I didn’t like Camille but I don’t think she deserved most hated housewife title, not with what she was going through at the time. I think Queen Jill still holds that title. Give Taylor a season or two – she’ll be catching up.

    • quincyil says:

      Taylor has great potential, but she is not the Queen bee of BH. I think that title is held by Kyle and Kyle has the potential to turn into a Jill Zarin or Nene Leakes.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Taylor is a minor player – fluff in this franchise. Say what you want but Taylor is the stereotypical trophy wife and she does that well. However, she will need to form an alliance with a major player that makes her look better – possibly with Camille (who IMO is smart enough to redeem herself) or align with Adrienne more.

  8. LOL@ this tweet from Jill. “@Jillzarin said: Trying to pack and work as same time before I leave. I want to really have time off…I don’t think I can do it”. Didn’t she just come back from a luxurious vacation in Aruba? I think before the vacation in Aruba, she was on vacation in London. She has plenty of time off. LOL

    • quincyil says:

      In the fall, it was Australia..

      She went to California and had a nice lunch with the ladies of BH so that trip wasn’t all work and no play.

    • error404 says:

      You’re all wrong. The correct response is “time off from what?” Her one child is adult living away from home. She has no real job, has help with all of her housework, and really does nothing all day long except hang with friends and tweet. 😛

  9. I don't have my notes says:

    I came across Jill’s updated Facebook page and had to share. Be prepared to gag.

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/jillzarin

    • quincyil says:

      It’s a full court press of the Jill Zarin Public Relations Department. She has many employees out there working every venue in order to change the perception of ordinary Americans when they think of Jill Zarin. The problem is America has a perception of Jill from season three that in burned into our memories. If she makes a minor mistake in her real life or in her reality life, the perception in the minds of Americans will be reinforced. I don’t think it is possible for her to redeem herself.

      • skogsstig says:

        From Jillzilla’s facebook wall:
        “Jill Zarin Facebook is fully functional again. I am sitting looking over edge of infinity pool and into the ocean. Nature is so beautiful. How are my friends around the country in what is touted the worst storm so far this year? Stay home, stay safe. Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter. I will be blogging my show exclusively through my newsletter. XO JIll”

        “MY show?” Really, Jill? Last I noticed there was an ensemble cast, and Bravo has a little somethin’ to do with producing, etc….
        Blech.

        • quincyil says:

          “I will be blogging my show exclusively through my newsletter.”

          So Jill isn’t going to blog for Bravotv.com anymore. I wonder if that has anything to do with Bravotv.com giving Simon a show? It’s possible that Jill wants to send out her own opinions without allowing any feedback.

          • I think Jill is afraid to post her blog on Bravotv.com. When she was blogging RHODC, she posted one of her blogs on Bravotv.com and she got a lot of negative comments.

            • Rabble Rouser says:

              lol- talk about cowards behind a computer screens. Jill Zarin can’t blog about RHONY (it’s Bravo’s show btw) unless she as complete control?

              It’s not like someone won’t create a fake email account and copy and paste that nonsense so we can all snark.

              Didn’t Lisa *cough*Wexler*cough..err I mean Lisa New England also refer it it as Jill’s show.

              I have a felling that Jill is about to get NeNe-ed.

          • LynnNChicago says:

            It’s easy to see why, look at the commnts that Bravo approved on her “Buy 10 books, get a phone call from Jill” post on Bravotv.com.

            She can’t control the comments on Bravotv.com but she can control the comment on her own blog, even if it takes 3 guys working 24 hours a day to delete the bad stuff at $25 an hour.

        • kbinldo says:

          whenever I hear “Fully Functional,” I think of that very special episode of ST:TNG in which Data discovered he has all kinds of talents…. :cough:

    • buffywood says:

      Ok I just threw up a little in my mouth. Her facebook says “I am sitting looking over edge of infinity pool and into the ocean.” and it was posted an hour ago. From her post yesterday it says she in Costa Rica. I guess she is packing to come home. How much snow is NYC suppose to get? With any luck her flight will be canceled.

      • vilzvet says:

        We didn’t get much so far, but the ice and sleet will be a problem. We’re getting more later today.

        • buffywood says:

          Stay safe and warm.

        • mariareads says:

          So happy my son’s business trip to New Orleans was cancelled! I was worried about the weather. He is 20 something and I worry as if he is 10! Stay warm vilzvet. My son says it has been brutal in NY!

          • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

            I get what you’re saying Maria, my daughter is supposed to leave from JFK tomorrow at 4PM for Germany – a study abroad program that will last four months. As of now, we don’t know if the flight will leave on time or not. Kinda worried. She will go eventually, if not tomorrow, then the next day.

    • vv says:

      Looks like she has only one “friend” that “likes” her page…and that’s Kelly!:)
      HA!:)

  10. Brigid says:

    Hey guys! *waves* I’ve not been here in ages. Surprising to come back and find another Brigid! Hi Brigid A. Not only do you have the good sense to spell your name the “right” way! LOl – but we also have the SAME last initial too! My name’s Brigid Ashwood!
    Anyhoo – keep up the great work Lynn. At some point I’ll get more caricatures to you of the housewives!
    In the meantime I’ve been blogging over at GeekMom.com – come check out my stuff! (shameless plug) http://www.geekmom.com/tag/brigid-ashwood/

  11. klmh says:

    JeanG:

    I never received a note from Lynn, but it looks like you were able to copy it. If that is not the case, just write again and I’ll give you my email address.

  12. WindyCityWondering says:

    To all in the path of this latest display of Mother Nature’s might – stay inside and stay safe! While Taylor may go Oklahoma to get her point across – I have always used Talking Heads lyrics – This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco, this ain’t no fooling around! With any luck Comcast will deliver RHBH Reunion part 2 and we will all be here snarking as the snow flies.
    PS – may this storm disrupt JZ’s travel plans!

  13. VincenzoNewYork says:

    Thank you @ QuincyIL for the recap! I can catch up on Tabatha without watching!!

    I am anticipating tonight’s BH reunion part deux!!
    I hope we get some closure as well as the cast and hopefully the discrepencies betweent he sisters is on the process of resolution.
    ttyl everyone!!
    Ciaoo and Aurevoir…….
    btw…monsieur Cedrique ne m’a pas repondu sur twitter!….Mr. Cediric has not responded to me on twitter…

    • quincyil says:

      LOL…. I hope you are safe in NYC.

      • VincenzoNewYork says:

        Thank you @QuincyIL. On Long Island we had a light snow…so I am not sure how it is going to impact us yet..but I think we’re going to have rain, sleet, hail, and a mixure of stuff. However, the Sky is grey so something is heading here!!! I wonder what is happening in the city though. I hope everyone is Chicagoland and the in midwest remains safe and sound.

        • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

          I can report in from Northern NJ. The weather is crazy here. Woke up to about 3 inches of snow, now a mix of snow, ice pellets, and any combination thereof is falling from the sky. I think the city is getting an icy rain.

          No school again today. That is 5 snow days for us since the returning after christmas. Our spring break is in jeopardy now.

          • VincenzoNewYork says:

            I was a student teacher last year and every snowday affects the curriculum. In NYS we have state regents exams and every state standard has to be covered….
            Last week NYC and Long Island had school closures and many children missed the January administration of US History and Geometry…which is unfortunate because these kids have to pass these exams to graduate. Well, Geometry they don’t need because the Algebra regents is the real requirement, Geomtry is a requirement for the Advanced NYS Regents Diploma, but the US History they really need.

        • girlygirlnyc says:

          The city was not so bad when I left this morning. I have to drive to Greenwich CT every day for work. I am going to head back to the UWS early before the roads turn into skating rinks!

  14. quincyil says:

    I had my morning coffee with Lynn’s link to the AC article on Taylor. I have never understood women who enjoy stirring the pot and then deny that they are pot stirrers. I would not pay attention to Taylor at all, but she really went after Kim Richards and I feel protective of Kim Richards.

    In a way, I would like Bravo to bring Faye Resnick into the show. I think that Faye Resnick would be a foil for Taylor over time. Faye is smart. If someone sent the photos of Camille to Kyle and Kyle is protecting the identity of that person, I bet it was Faye Resnick. Just as Camille googled Faye, Faye googled Camille.

    • klmh says:

      You love the underdog, just like the rest of us Q. Just need to remember, no matter the abuse, it ultimately is the user’s decision. I’ve said it here many times, denial is a wonderful thing, for the denier.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Gotta agree – if Kim owns her issues and actively gets help I will respect her.

        • Brigid A. says:

          Reminder! Kyle and Kim both accused each other of having a drinking problem. Specifically, Kyle called Kim an alcoholic, Kim said Kyle “drinks all god-damn day.” Can we rely on Andy to clarify with BOTH sisters?

          • klmh says:

            I thought that’s what Kim might have said, and then that’s when Kyle jumped out of her seat and went toward her, right?

            • Brigid A. says:

              The BH finale is aired again this afternoon at 5:00 west coast time, pre-reunion, but it may be edited to make time for the reunion to start at 6:00 p.m. I hope the relevant scenes from the limo are shown during the reunion.

    • Katie says:

      I can’t stand Faye so I hope she is not asked to be on the show, plus based on the video Taylor and Faye are already BFF’s hanging out together with Kyle. And Taylor has already cried on Faye’s shoulder regarding evil Kim.

      I love Kim and Hate Taylor! It’s that simple for me at this point based on what I have watched. I used the H word that I never use, if there is some new information in part 2 that clears this all up and makes me see where/how Kim was so wrong and Taylor had good intentions all along I will be the first to admit I’m wrong and apologize for the H word. I’m looking for more than “Yes I’m a Alcoholic”

      When I watch the preview clip and Andy looks at Taylor and says “You caused the fight” referring to the whole limo scene, Taylor once again alludes to Kim’s drunken state. As if that alone will make us see the light. Not for me.

      Here’s the problem I have and what I need to have cleared up –

      IF you are aware of a person having a substance disease/issue and you already declared that talking to them or approaching them on the past dispute is a “risky proposition” Why the hell would you proceed with the conversation?
      And why when you know or claim to know that she had been drinking?

      Taylor already met with evil Kim (manicures together) and they both talked it out and agreed to move forward, why did Taylor feel the need to bring it up again? Why didn’t Taylor tell Lisa, already met with Kim we’re good, moving forward?

      Everyone wants Kim to get help and own her problem. This would make me respect Kim more. I already respect Kim – I respect that she has a disease and that she needs help. So the last thing I would do if I worked with her, was in the same social circle with her is cause her more problems. I’ve been in this situation many times. While I love a good glass of wine when I’m out with my friend who has struggled with the disease, I don’t drink and I stay away from topics that I know can be triggers. I/we can’t control everything I can’t stop my friend from drinking but I can control how I am when I’m around her and how I choose to support her. This is where Taylor failed miserably and why I not only hate her I have no respect for her.

      • Brigid A. says:

        ITA! Just as we were indignant about Jill’s actions towards Bethenny, trying to trash her reputation and doing as collateral damage as possible, I see a parallel in what is happening to Kim Richards. And her own sister is the ringleader.

        Kim and Bethenny have totally different personalities and life situations, but I want Kim to move on with her life and be just as successful as Bethenny in achieving love, happiness and success.

      • California35 says:

        I like how you think — and I would do what you do regarding the following…

        “While I love a good glass of wine when I’m out with my friend who has struggled with the disease, I don’t drink and I stay away from topics that I know can be triggers. I/we can’t control everything I can’t stop my friend from drinking but I can control how I am when I’m around her and how I choose to support her. This is where Taylor failed miserably and why I not only hate her I have no respect for her.”

        I do that when regarding people with alcohol problems, or simply have a diferent point of view than me on anything. I hang out and enjoy their company focusing on topics we can agree on. As I said before, I don’t like to add to the problem.

  15. klmh says:

    Lynn,

    I have a feeling my Direct TV will be on the blink because of the snow buildup on the dish this evening. Can’t wait to hear your review! Thanks in advance…

    • Katie says:

      I’m worried about that too. I think Bravo is hosting that talk bubble thing during the show. In the past in addition to the comments they showed clips of the key moments. I think you have to rsvp, but that might be a good back up plan in case you don’t have regular viewing access.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      Can you reach the dish with a broom? I trekked outside many times while living at the farm to sweep out the dish.

      • Kansas Girl says:

        Did that sound like I lived at a mental institute? “the farm”? I actually lived on a farm. That’s what I meant. (Tho it was a little crazy-making, I admit.)

        • quincyil says:

          They put my daughter’s dish on the top of her house so I thought she would have a problem some times.

          Mine is on a pole in a field so a broom does nicely. If there is a white out, the dish will go off though.

          • Kansas Girl says:

            I wish there were some things that had the ability to shake like a dog. Wouldn’t that be useful? Dish on top of house, car, etc.

          • Kansas Girl says:

            Quincy, what’s the weather there? You must be getting snow by now.

            • quincyil says:

              We had an ice storm last night. It’s snowing hard. You can see a few hundred feet down the street.

              I think this is going to be a significant storm.

        • klmh says:

          Ha! No, it sounded like you know my situation. We cant reach it. Would have to climb on the roof, and since the snow is so deep, I can see myself zipping down and cracking something, although the snow is about 3 feet around the house. Still have electricity though!!! YEA!

  16. viki55 says:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1352329/Barbara-Walters-Camille-Grammer-claims-hadnt-slept-Kelsey-2-years.html

    Interesting. Sorry if this has already been posted. So busy at work it is hard to keep up!

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      I think I hate Barbra Walter more than I have disdain for Camille (Camille was able to move up the ladder given the way she held it down during the reunion and- I felt the need to throw all my disgust at Taylor) – so watch those cackling hens on The View- made me like Camille just a tad.

  17. VincenzoNewYork says:

    This is Lisa’s latest tweet….

    LisaVanderpump Lisa Vanderpump
    You will see exactly what gullible idiot means tonight…look in the dictionary my picture will probably be there.

    Maybe Cedrique la putain…(Biotch/Trollop in French) beguiled Vanderpump-Todd’s….and possibly the story was fabricated…awww poor Lisa 😦

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Lisa’s relationship with Cedric has always puzzled me. I don’t think she is gullible but at least she won’t be making excuses. Live and learn.

      • HD says:

        I cannot wait to find out what happened. Someone here said his story sounded like Les Miserables. And I just laughed and laughed.

        • VincenzoNewYork says:

          @HD: Haha, it was like Les Miserables…he’s like Cosette and Fantine was his mother…Though I felt poor Eponine deserved Marius at the end and not Cosette

          • HD says:

            LMAO!!! I am cracking up! Poor Cedric. He just scripted his life from an award winning musical. LOL!

            • VincenzoNewYork says:

              @HD: What a creep that Cedrique must be. I hope his reputation will be tarnished tonight!!!!

              • Brigid A. says:

                Vincenzo, agree with above comments about getting some resolution tonight about the Richards sisters.

                Heard Andy interviewed somewhere yesterday and he said it’s important to give ALL the ladies their chance to speak. OK, Andy, do the right thing and ask Kim AND Kyle to clarify. Does Kyle drink all god-damn day???

                As for Cedric, I think Lisa has dropped so many broad hints, we know his starring role in Les Miserables has come to an end with Lisa and Ken.

                Parles-tu francais, Vincenzo? Perhaps Cedrique is a a total fraud and not even French!!!

                • VincenzoNewYork says:

                  Brigid, Oui, Je parle Francais. Je l’etudiais quand j’etais petit! A’ l’universite’ j’ai suivi trois cours de francais et six cours d’italien et un cours de russe. J’ai adore les langues etranger! Mais j’ai besoin de chercher un ami ou une amie pour m’aider parce-que je l’oublierai si je ne parle jamais…

                  • Brigid A. says:

                    Moi aussi! Trois cours de francais! Mais…..transitioning to anglais ici…

                    Your college French is more current than mine! But you won’t believe this. About 2 weeks ago, I picked up a French textbook at the library since mine are in storage. Je l’ai oublie!!!! LOL!

    • Katie says:

      Lisa is actually lucky no one got hurt. Based on the exiting argument who knows what Cedric the loser is/was capable of. He is a sick person and could have hurt more than their feelings. Lesson learned indeed.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      There’s a clip from tonight were she says every word from his mouth was a lie. She doesn’t say who, but it seems she’s talking about Cedric.

    • kbinldo says:

      I thought his story was bs, but I’ve heard a lot of wild stuff that couldn’t possibly be true turn out to be true, so I was willing to hang tight & see what happened. The thing that really bothered me was the fact that he sure remembered a whole lot of detail for being abandoned in a phone booth at age 7.

  18. AZ Girl says:

    Thanks Quincy for the Tabitha recap.
    Finally watched HWOA last night. First, Kim getting ready for her date and all the smoking just grossed me out. Can you imagine what Kim and her clothes must smell like?
    Cynthia’s wedding was just sad. I like the venue and her dress was o.k. Peter looked absolutely wasted. His eyes were red as cranberries. What a mess he is. I would be just as upset as Cynthia’s sister over the whole marriage. I give it 1 year and they will be separated (hopefully).

    • viki55 says:

      I was actually thinking the same thing! Pee-uewwwww
      Another thought, Kim also drinks alot. What are the odds she stopped doing both before she got pregnant??

  19. vilzvet says:

    Ah memories alert: Looks like Bravo is rerunning NYC from Day ONE starting today. I see the first episode is titled “Meet the Wives” and I know that was from Season 1. Good times for all!

    • HD says:

      Uhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! I wish I was home to see it!! I always like to look back knowing what I know now.

      • vilzvet says:

        My DVR gave me the heads up! On a sad note, I lost Game Show Network today, sigh. I watched it solely for the 80s reruns of $25,000 Pyramid! I don’t know why these cable companies have to screw around with things that don’t need touching.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      Ohhh, thanks! Blizzard tv!

    • Fairweather Viewer says:

      I only saw bits and pieces of the first 2 seasons and I started watching them today and I must say Ramona was a lot nuttier and Alex and Simon are just “off”. So obviously they all did some serious PR work on themselves by season 3.

      I hate to say this but I am really getting the feeling that Alex will end up the most disliked of the NY HW’s by end of this season. I know that everyone was really excited when Alex stood up to Jill last season but I just get the feeling that Alex may end up being her own worst enemy because she may take it all too far. Time will tell for sure, but that is the feeling I’m getting.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        The threat of bring the drama or lose the apple is ringing in my ears when I see her and Sonja have words.

        I only started liking them last season and I feel familiar with Simon because of exchanges on twitter. I don’t think I can go back to hating them- I just might not agree with them.

  20. WindyCityWondering says:

    My mind is trying to transition between the franchises that are wrapping up and the ones coming on deck. Here is my question: when RHNJ started filming their next season there was news all over the place – then silence…..anybody know why or what has been going on?

    • Fairweather Viewer says:

      I heard there was some huge mob family bust but don’t know whether that is what caused the silence regarding the RHNJ filming or not. 😉

  21. HD says:

    Thanks for the Tabatha update, Q. I watched a little on and off. I don’t see Tabatha in many African American establishments so that was nice to see. After she re-did the place the husband looked so lost that I wondered why he was even there. *kanye shrug*

    I am not sure what is going on with Jill and if she is trying to garner fans now that we are certain Bethanny will nto be returning. I was thinking, Phaedra redeemed herself and perhaps I can give Jill another chance, then I woke from my slumber. I am not sure if she could ever redeem herself. She might have to poop gold before I give her another chance.

    Looking forward to the rest of the reunion. The only thing I am highly curious about is Cedric. Other than that I am sure it will be a lot more denial, I didn’t say that, I was going through a divorce blah blah blah.

    For those getting snowed in…stay safe. If you don’t have to go out, don’t risk it please! Stock up on what you can and just try to enjoy being home with your family, watching a good movie until it passes! 🙂

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Lightbulb moment – thanks HD – Jill is frantically looking for fans. Maybe she knows she didn’t come off as redeemable and is bracing for another season of viewer hate.

    • quincyil says:

      I think the salon was on the right path after the six week check up. There were a number of excellent stylists there and the owner seemed to have talent with hair. $80,000 is a lot of debt, but I hope Shannon will be successful.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        It makes me think about Kitchen Nightmares where it seems like most of the owners are 500k+ on debt- and even if they do everything right and what Gordon says some of them can’t pull themselves out of the whole.

  22. Katie says:

    Wasn’t there a person here who did these amazing portraits of the HW’s. Took the HW’s most didn’t like and mocked them and did some cool stuff for the HW’s like Bethenny that most like. She did a Bethenny themed Wizard of OZ that even Bethenny loved.

    Does anyone know what I’m referring to? Where is she and has she done any on the BH HW’s?

  23. Hi Everybody! I’ve been away on vacation for a while but I’m so happy I made it home
    before another blizzard! Got home last night and spent the entire night catching up
    on all the Bravo shows, can you believe the resort I was at does not carry Bravo!!
    Lynn, I don’t know what Id do without you! Quincy, will read your re-cap right after I
    post! Thank goodness i was able to catch up by reading last night!!

    I have a cute story–yesterday I get on my return flight to EWR and I’ m standing
    looking at people as they walk onto plane, all of a sudden this adorable guy gets on
    plane and i SCREAM “oh my God, Dale!! Dale from Top Chef!! is that you!!”
    he looks at me, somewhat embarrassed , and waves!! after that some famous
    baseball player gets on and people are trying to get at him.
    anyway, Dale goes up to 1st class(natch) I ask stewardess if she will ask Dale if I
    can get picture with him, he says yes and I get my picture!
    He is soo adorable and so much younger than he looks on show-just so sweet.
    as I walk away I say to him “Your gonna win this thing!” he smiles,
    then i say”You win the whole thing, don’t you?!” he smiles again, and says
    “watch what happens!!”
    adorable, just adorable.
    anyway, that’s my story, i couldn’t wait to tell you guys!!

    • quincyil says:

      I am so happy for you. I think he was happy to be recognized as a celebrity even if he was a tad shy. They are stars and they make wonderful creations. He should know that he has a fan base out there.

    • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

      Great story Beverly!

    • Adgirl says:

      Which Dale?? Dale from Chicago or angry Dale? LOL. I actually like them both. Lucky you!!

      We saw Elia from season 2 walking in downtown San Francisco. She was much taller than we expected. We said “hi” and so did she.

      • Dwight Schrute says:

        I’m assuming it’s not Dale Levitski who I have a mad crush on but the other Dale. It seemed the flight was fairly recent and there’s no way Dale L. makes it to the end. He was booted a few episodes ago.

        • the flight was yesterday, feb 1. and it was Dale Taldi.
          he won restaurant wars and got rid of Marcel in
          one fell swoop!!
          He mentioned he went to anger management in one
          episode, and it sure seems like it worked. he was so
          sweet. very handsome, so much better looking than on
          the show-the stress of the show much show on their
          faces during filming-

    • klmh says:

      Too fun! Tx for sharing.

    • California35 says:

      Great story and welcome back from your vacation. I hope you had a GREAT time…you didn’t twitter about it, what is wrong with you? 😛

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Beverly! Congratulations on meeting Dale! One of these days I’m going to try his restaurant here in Chicago. I would love to see the photo and if you approve, I’d love to post it here on the blog. I hope you’ll send it to me a LynnAHudson@aol.com

      How exciting!

      • Thanks Lynn, i’d love to share the photo(even if I look like
        an idiot , i was smiling so hard!!)
        here’s the problem-the picture is on the phone and i am
        tech. challenged.
        @cali, I don’t do the twitter- i can’t even post a picture!!

        maybe my daughter can do it for me when she comes home
        from school this weekend-

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      That’s so cute, post the picture when you can 🙂

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      ((((BeverlynotDanielle)))

  24. jeang says:

    Hunker down and stay safe and warm all you friends in the storms. I bet all the snowbirds down here with us right now are thankful to be out of the driving hazards and danger/inconveniences. They usually leave us by the end of spring training baseball or Easter.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      The governor just declared Kansas a disaster. Yeah, I’m puzzled too. It’s just snow!

      We’ve been told to get to our final destination (that does sound FINAL, doesn’t it?!) by noon. Done. Home, soup started, TV ready, blog and Internet on, knitting ready, good book ready, cat ready for cuddling. Let it snow!

  25. Katie says:

    Lisa tweeted the following (I didn’t see it previously posted apologies if it was and I missed it) Crap this is going to be a bad one.

    Oh well ..I have just seen part 2 of the reunion one step forwards two steps back:(:(
    about 9 hours ago via Twitterrific

    • quincyil says:

      Bad for Lisa? I think she can take it. It’s bad for Kyle who Lisa loves as a close friend.

      • Katie says:

        No just “bad”, as in sad to watch and no happy ending. I do think bad for Lisa too because of the painful Cedric discussion that comes out tonight.

  26. Katie says:

    Kyle was on with Ryan Seacrest this morning – I have not listened yet but here is the link

    http://www.kiisfm.com/cc-common/podcast.html

    • Brigid A. says:

      Not interested in listening to more damage control and spin by Kyle. She’s repeating her strategy from last week, getting her face in front of any camera before the reunion airs. Kim remains silent.

      • Katie says:

        Brigade I think he nailed it

        She said – her and Kim are all “good now”, all is better. “that was the worst fight they have ever had and they will never fight like that again”

        “there were things we didn’t see that just escalated and caused the big fight. Only regrets are what happened in the last episode.”

        Sure doesn’t sound like there is a serious problem that keeps reoccurring or continue to cause stress and problems in her life. Which we know can’t be true, so like you said it’s damage control and trying to get people to watch the train-wreck tonight

        • Katie says:

          Correction “Brigade I think YOU nailed it”

          • Brigid A. says:

            Katie, so Kyle’s “all good” now with her lush of a sister aka Mauricio’s 2nd wife? Aww, she’s got such a forgiving heart, huh?

            BTW, I’m still confused about what Kyle meant when she screamed at Kim that Mauricio “helps” her every month. Everone’s assumed it’s financial support, but then why wouldn’t Kyle say “Mauricio and I help you” or “we help you”? It’s only Mauricio’s money helping Wife #2? Very weird relationships.

            • Katie says:

              It’s all very strange and I don’t think we’re going to get the answers tonight. I wonder if now they realize they should protect the family and keep quiet? Of course just when we all want the answers and details.
              I’m bracing for a big snow storm and Part 2 that could be painful to watch or just flop and not deliver any of the details to close the loop.

              • WindyCityWondering says:

                The storm will deliver but alas I doubt the reunion will only prompt more questions than answers.

              • Brigid A. says:

                The Bravo pre-reunion video clip shows Andy telling Kim that everyone has been very “kind” to her and they need to address the elephant in the room. Drum roll.

                Losing respect for Lisa. After Taylor again brings up Kim’s state of mind, Lisa has to chime in.

                Not counting on anything new tonight.

                • Rabble Rouser says:

                  Andy said everyone has been very ‘kind’ to Kim? Like when Taylor pretty much told her to STFU or she would bring up her drinking?

                  I wish they did the reunion where everyone got to bring a fan/supporter because I would be sitting a behind Kim and I would put bunch of them in their place.

                  That’s not to say I would dismiss real concerns the people who care about her have with her struggles- but that doesn’t mean it’s open season for people like Taylor to make complaints instead of worrying about themselves.

  27. If You Had It Like This says:

    Welp, I just saw on Twitter that Kyle and Nene are officially in love. Not really surprising. They appear to have a good deal in common!

    • Fairweather Viewer says:

      If Kyle starts hanging with Nene, she might just get some of that physical activity she challenged Kim with in the back of the limo.

  28. klmh says:

    The first testicular guard, the “Cup,” was used in Hockey in 1874, and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important.

  29. kbinldo says:

    What high school drop out wrote this: “Couture is the art and business of manufacturing, designing and selling of highly stylish and fashionable clothing for women. Fashion designers and dress designers are known to form a group called Couture. The high fashion clothing called Couture created by fashion designers is famous for making a style statement”

    Did Jill actually PAY someone to write that? Did Jill actually APPROVE that? W.T.H. It reads worse than the essays I used to have to grade.

  30. boston02127 says:

    ‘Real Housewives’ Careers: Ranking the Most and Least Likely to Succeed
    http://www.popeater.com/2011/01/13/real-housewives-careers/

  31. Brigid A. says:

    Haven’t read the link, but sounds like Camille is following in the steps of Charlie Sheen’s ex, Denise Richards. But Denise’s show fizzled pretty quickly.

    • Katie says:

      I was hoping they would do an A-List type of show with all fabulous gay men who are great to look at and can be very catty but keep it light and entertaining. Anyone else watch the A-List?

    • quincyil says:

      A member of the “Miami Social” cast was Michael Cohen. He was blogging for the Huffington Post and I thought he was a hoot. He was a Miami celebrity gossip writer for some publication … ? and lost that position when they found out he was going to film with Bravo. Then Bravo dropped “Miami Social.” Rather than a drag queen, I would ask Michael to come on the new “Real Housewives of Miami.” He was intelligent and had class. He knew celebrities from that area also.

      • quincyil says:

        BTW… I saw that our IL governor signed a civil union law and in July, IL will allow civil unions. Just giving anyone who wants a wedding in my barn this 4th of July a heads up. LOL.

  32. boston02127 says:

    RHONY is on. Jill was a crappy person from day one. (and very orange looking)

    She wants revenge. She says it…”I want revenge” She was talking about Ramona not inviting her to a small cooking get together.

    Jill at NY fashion week “if I don’t sit front row, I’m not going, you didn’t know that”
    She leaves pissed off and makes an ass of herself.

    Jill & Ally shopping:
    She says “I don’t think it’s a classy thing to talk about money” HA

    Ugh, she’s so gross. She’s such a fake.

    • Katie says:

      Ramona had some of the best comments and outrageous facial expressions in S1. So funny to watch again.

      Jill was always a mean girl

      • quincyil says:

        Jill is spending a fortune for a staff of Public Relations experts to create a new image for season four. Then, Bravo plays seasons one, two and three for us. ROTFL

        • mbdea says:

          If one can call her “people” PR pros.

          Let’s see, so far we’ve seen the ladies of RHBH on high profile TV shows (e.g. Regis & Kelly, Ellen, The View, etc), interviews in major entertainment national publications and heard interviews on local and national radio. It is L.A. after all and the PR machine actually knows what it’s doing.

          Jill’s “people” put out badly written releases and statements, that no doubt, Jill writes most of and tweets, as we all know it’s her favorite medium (it doesn’t decline to pick up her crap).

          She’s a “brand?” I would say she’s a generic brand label or worst –a badly concocted knock-off. In mean-girl speak, a desperate wannabe. Bleh!

          Jill, you’ll do just as well hawking your “wares” from the trunk of your car –in an alley!

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        and yet it took many people 2/3 seasons to realize that! lol

    • California35 says:

      I remember those….I used to just go “Ay Jill” and brush it off…I actually laugh about some of her reactions. It just got too old and annoying though.

  33. EXCLUSIVE: Kim Richards Refuses To Join Housewives Cast On Ellen After Drinking Problem ExposedEXCLUSIVE: Kim Richards Refuses To Join Housewives Cast On Ellen After Drinking Problem Exposed
    **************************************************************************

    It looks like the ladies of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will be minus a cast member when they all tape the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.

    Kim Richards is the only Housewife not appearing with the cast, a source close to the family told RadarOnline.com, because she’s embarrassed that her drinking problem was revealed on national television on the show’s recent season finale.

    “She’s not doing Ellen because Bravo aired that she was an alcoholic on the reality show and she didn’t want that to be made public,” the source said.

    But the problem goes much deeper than that.

    “She’s not willing to admit she’s an alcoholic. That’s why she left rehab after one week.”

    According to our source, Kim’s family — which includes her sister and reality co-star Kyle and the famous Hilton clan — has been trying to get her help for years, only now it’s tearing the family apart.

    “Her family and friends have tried to help her and she’s not willing to accept the help, leaving everyone in her family in peril because of her stubbornness,” said the source. “Her daughters have been trying to move out of their mom’s house because the drinking is that bad.”

    As of now, it’s still uncertain whether Kim will return for season 2 of the hit Bravo show.

    http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2011/02/exclusive-kim-richards-refuses-join-housewives-cast-ellen-after-drinking-problem

    • quincyil says:

      Are Paris Hilton and her brother trying to make Kim accept that she has a problem also. It seems the family is selective in whom they point out.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        Granted they have their own demons to deal with – but they don’t have children involved.

      • Brigid A. says:

        Kyle is probably recruiting Paris to help with Kim’s intervention on Paris’ upcoming reality show. Helps to have two authorities on addiction and anger-management.

        • Katie says:

          I hope this family has learned their lesson and keep these matters private or as private as possible.

          I’m concerned that Kim is not getting help and might be feeling embarrassed or ashamed.

    • Katie says:

      Such a sad situation, but why is Kyle going around doing press and telling everyone all is Ok with them? I wonder if Radar created the story out of bits of information?

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        This situation has been going on for many years and the family has tried to get Kim to understand what her behavior is doing not just to herself but her own kids and her family. Kim is in denial. Kyle saying things are alright between them is her way of keeping the door open for Kim.

        • mariareads says:

          It probably has been going on for many years and saying so makes me think this: how damn rotten is Taylor for doing what she did at the reunion. NOW we know she was threatening Kim last week. What a bitch. I hope Taylors’ past as well as her husbands’ past come back to bite them this season. If ever there was an evil soul it’s Taylor. I really loathe and detest her. Kyle KNEW this and she encouraged her sister to be on the show.
          Another bitch.

          • Nancy says:

            Trust me, “Taylors” past is going to become her future real soon.

          • WindyCityWondering says:

            Kyle loves Kim and if she encouraged her to be on the show (which I doubt) it was to give her an opportunity not to out her as an alcoholic! As for Taylor – she is not family and how she reacted to Kim is her own deal not Kyle’s.
            My sister is an alcoholic in major denial, my friends support me but if my sister goes after them then she is on her own – yeah, I know, I’m a bitch!

            • Katie says:

              WCW – No you’re not and don’t say that. I’m sorry for your situation.

            • California35 says:

              I don’t think that about you….and you are not!

              I am sorry you have had to deal with that…

            • Fairweather Viewer says:

              My sister is an alcoholic too and I agree her arguments are hers to deal with, but if anyone (friend or otherwise) ever threatened her physically or tried to use her alcoholism as a means to silence her from speaking the truth, I would definitely defend her. However, if Taylor threatened my sister, she would have learned that you never let your alligator mouth override your tadpole a$$ because my sister would have dragged that woman kicking and screaming out of that restaurant. Taylor’s behavior towards Kim would have been completely different if she thought for one moment that Kim would kick her butt or that Kyle would’ve given her the “hey, don’t you ever cross that line again” warning. Taylor is a coward.

            • Rabble Rouser says:

              Okay- but how if your friends go after your sister?

              Taylor DID say the things Kim said she did.
              Taylor DID go up to Kim and the party and start crap.

              How do you explain that or do you see it completely differently? I am trying to understand.

    • California35 says:

      I am sorry to read this 😦 I do hope she gets the help she needs and she has people around her who care about her. I know she needs to accept the problem and seek help. Maybe a make friends who have gone through this, so that they have patients. I can totatly understand that those around her are tired of helping (those who have helped).

    • Fairweather Viewer says:

      I still think Kyle and Taylor are behind all of these “reports” on Kim. First you expose your enemy’s weakness, then you torment and humiliate them, then you destroy them. Here is the sick part, alcoholics destroy themselves, they don’t need people, especially their own family, helping them do it. One thing I know for sure now is that when it comes to fame, Kyle and the Hiltons will sell their souls to the devil.

  34. TLM says:

    Bravo is running the first season of RHONYC today. Having long forgotten about what went on, I now look back at this and see that Jill is essentially the same person. She started a dumb feud with Ramona because Ramona dared to have a gathering she wasn’t invited to. Jill acted like she was tracking down a story involving national security, asking everyone who was invited to this event, and carried the argument through the whole season. It culminated in the famous tennis match that she argued with Ramona and Mario about.

    Does this sound familiar? She started the last season making accusations of Bethenny and similarly, wouldn’t let it go. The phrase, “You need to get a hobby besides picking fights with people” seems to ring true. Because Ramona was caught in a lie in Season 1, it made Jill seem like the wronged party. But Ramona was trying to tell a benign lie not to hurt anyone’s feelings, and she probably was terrified of provoking Jill. Who says Ramona has to invite Jill to every event she does? By Jill’s own admission, she and Ramona were never the best of friends. Didn’t Jill have other friends? Watching Jill ask why wasn’t I invited to everyone totally reminded me of the way she demanded to be included in any perks Bethenny got. I have said this before, but I think Jill is more of a social climber than Alex or Simon ever were. She demanded to get things that were at least as good as her friends. I think because the tennis match was the focus of it, it seemed rather benign. But Jill carried the same competetiveness into Bethenny’s success.

    I remember thinking how crazy it was that Jill actually turned on her heels and left a fashion show because Ramona was sitting one row in front of her, and she was in the second row, not the first? How obnoxious is that? Her need to be one seat further forward overrode her buying the designer’s suit for the event and her desire to see the actual show. That’s a boatload of anger.

    I think Jill was always the same person.

    • Night Light says:

      JZ was the same dispicable person every season. Why did it take JZ turning on Bethenny for RHONY fans to turn on her?

      • California35 says:

        For me because I thought she was just annoying but not malicious, or at least I didn’t notice that she was. Then when she went after Bethenny on and off camera, how she criticized every single thing about every where she went (Ramona’s food on her business party and her wedding for example). All of that added up and I just joined this blog 😛 finding out even more things about her. Sorry Jill, but it is true. You could have changed things around, but instead you kept digging a deeper hole.

      • TLM says:

        I really didn’t see what was happening the first and second seasons, I guess because she and Bethenny were friends. But when Bethenny introduced others to her she did say people either loved or hated Jill, comparing her to black licorice, and B said, “I happen to love black licorice.” In the first season, Jill was generous with B and with Alex, but I don’t think anyone realized Jill expected things in return and would be insanely jealous if people who were the underdogs – Alex and Bethenny – started to do well. Ramona knew Jill for many years, and that’s why she knew “Jill likes the underdog.” Bethenny didn’t even see it until after the fact. I am amazed I didn’t see it either.

        When that Hamptons cooking thing at Ramona’s happened, Jill again said, “I thought she was my friend.” I don’t know what it is with her and “I thought we were friends, I see we’re not friends now.” It’s like she’s in grade school, not even high school.
        One thing Bethenny said at the reunion or elsewhere was that when Jill bought someone a gift, she would talk about it for weeks. I don’t know anyone who does that. Maybe she needs to read Countess Luann’s manners book??

  35. boston02127 says:

    Kelly’s tweet— I miss Tulum. Bikini:eres. Sunglasses: DG http://yfrog.com/h4442mfj
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    .
    She looks like Ashton Kutcher with a wig on.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      she really got ripped to shreds in the comment section – maybe she should have stayed away longer….or forever.

      • Katie says:

        Yeah pretty much killed her career, it doesn’t matter if anyone else on the show is right or wrong. Hell Kyle could kill Lisa’s dog. No one will ever forget the time that weirdo hack spent on screen.

    • California35 says:

      Midium is over, so for me she is “done!” 😛

    • error404 says:

      1. Kim is 5 years older than Kyle. Unless the meant “little sister” in the Chiense way. lol

      2. My dog could have told you Kyle needs professional help. Kyle’s screeching has woke her up more than once. lol Maybe she’s a medium too.

      3. I also don’t think one has to have “the gift” to know Kyle and Maury are headed for trouble. They can’t come to an agreement about more kids, she’s causing problems in his business, and she’s a spend-a-holic. But mostly, everyone knows that 50 people all proclaiming a couple “perfect” is the first sign of coming trouble. No couple is immune to problems. We all have a turn as lady luck spins her wheel.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      Allison has also been blabbing about Camille- I guess she would rather stay hated and talked about than to let it die.

      Just like most psych-ho’s she did a lot of double talk…her marriage is in troubled waters so if we see a Kyle and Mauricio fight she is right..it’s an opportunity to reflect so if we see them get along they are taking her advise and she is healing their marriage.

  36. Katie says:

    Ok I tried watching S1 NYC reruns, I can’t stand the sound of Jill and her mother. They are the most annoying voices I have ever heard.

    • boston02127 says:

      @Katie–I agree. There’s nothing likeable about Jill.

    • Zee says:

      Having the same issue here. Although I’m seeing more and more how much Ramona can accept her mistakes and is more like a decent person than I gave her credit for back then. But egads – JZ is so on my nerves. Really? You leave a fashion week show because you’re in the second row? You need revenge because you weren’t invited to a small dinner/cooking party? Gonna go workout on the wii – need to expel some energy.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      Me too. I just turned it off. But we should have seen it ALL coming because it’s all there.

    • lurker315 says:

      Mr. Lurker agrees with you completely.

    • error404 says:

      Jill is much more likable in s2. There’s a scene where she laughs at B making fun of her. Lulu never would have done that. She’s does charity work. She’s goaded into arguments several times by the Singers, yet she doesn’t engage, or worse yet, cry for an hour over how horrible they were to her, etc… Then at the reunion she acts very calm, doesn’t attack anyone, and apologizes for her one fight with B.

    • Brigid A. says:

      Katie, not sure if Jill Zaaarin’s voice is more annoying than Taylor’s? Tough decision but think about it. Taylor has that fake laugh, too. Both are intolerable.

  37. WindyCityWondering says:

    Watching Jill with the wiser eyes we have now is actually pretty funny.

    • Katie says:

      In addition to Jill, I still have a problem with Alex and Simon. They were very annoying in S1, still getting over it. Because I don’t think people change that easily and they never admitted to being posers and they were totally being posers in S1. Nothing compared to Jill, but there are still moments I can’t forget.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        They didn’t fit in then and they don’t fit in now with Jill/LuAnn and that is not a bad thing. S1 – both Alex and Bethenny were struggling to fit in.

      • klmh says:

        I agree. They were obnoxious.

      • California35 says:

        I did noticed about Alex and Simon was that they just lived their lives…you know? Yes, they were all into shopping and fining the best school for their kids, and had the french nanny (where is she now?), but they were just doing their own thing, they were not in anyone’s business, and even ignore coments made to them.

        • klmh says:

          It was their arrogance that bothered me. Very braggadocio. They calmed down the next season though. jmo

          • California35 says:

            I saw that too – absolutely! 😛

            • If You Had It Like This says:

              I kind of agree too. They probably thought they had to lay it on thick for the cameras. They still had better manners than everyone else on that show, even back then. I will say that for them.

              They come across much more down to earth now.

            • Rabble Rouser says:

              i agree

  38. WindyCityWondering says:

    Before LuAnn went totally countess on us she was slightly funny and bearable. It’s the Zarin effect that took her down.

  39. Thanks for reminding me why I cannot stand Jill Zarin. Between her and Kelly, I will not be watching the RHNY this season, though I’ll enjoy reading the recaps because those two will be skewered.

  40. WSL says:

    iLL Zarrin

    Once a witch always a witch !

    Re watching old NYC HW is fun, particularly when u know the true character (or lack there of) of individual Ho wives.
    Jill & Bethany visit Bethany’s friend Tommy Hill finger & his sister’s trunk show.
    A photo opt is staged w/ the Hill fingers, a model & Miss B w/Jill clearly excluded.
    The picture is flashed and Jill’s face has dropped. When B asks Jill a question she is so disturbed/mad that she was excluded from the celebrity photo, that she had a hard time asking.
    Today she would have pushed in & reminded all of her celebrity status. Plus she would have told the photographer she charges $1000 for the picture & explained her % requirements. She would have also given a wink to let the photographer she wanted a $20 wink tip !
    Boy was she fat season one !

    Then we see the : if I am not on the front row, I am leaving. I am representing the designer & if not front row, I leave (don’t care & I insult the designer) ! WTF is Jill Zarrin !

    Leave

  41. TLM says:

    Watching Bethenny talking with Jason “Why Don’t we talk about it later” Colodne about moving in. So painful. The first time I saw that, I thought, dump the guy. Thank God she did.

    • Night Light says:

      AAWWWWW!!! Don’t look back 😦

    • California35 says:

      Oh I know!!! I felt bad for her 😦

      I hoped that they would talk about that stuff off camera, thinking maybe he is not confortable in front of the camera. I am glad she is not relationship any more.

      • BambiBaby22 says:

        That first season did NO favor to Bethenny. She came across as a desperate, approaching 40 single woman trying to make it work with any guy that comes along. For several episodes, all her scenes were basically complaining about her relationship with Jason 1.0.
        In my opinion, she also looked pretty rough that first season. her hair was too dark for a woman her age, her face looked tired all the time. It’s amazing how looks can improve with a little bit of money.

        • TLM says:

          I was also thinking how her style has changed by leaps and bounds from Season 1 to 2 and 3. I don’t know that it was necessarily money as much as an evolution of her personal style. B remained in the same apartment. She always has had really expensive watches. The Cartier Tank Francaise she was wearing in that first season was about $7,000. But her hair and clothes were less sophisticated then. I found even her way of speaking has become a little more refined. She is certainly still Bethenny, but I see such a difference for the better when I watch the first season now.

  42. Adgirl says:

    Kim/Kyle.
    If someone has made a committment to sobriety (rehab, AA or otherwise) then breaking it that is a serious issue. Claiming someone else “drinks all day” does not excuse anything, it looks like a deflection.

    It is the social custom of BH ladies to have wine with lunch. Does that make them alcoholics? Does that make half of Europe alcoholics?

    Kyle seems to have been a very involved & focused mother and I haven’t seen that Mauricio ever has thought Kyle has a problem.

    • klmh says:

      I agree. Deflect and blame the person that has spilled the beans, of your alcoholism to the world.

      • error404 says:

        In typical RH fashion, this goes round and round in circles.

        Kim is apparently an alcoholic in denial. None of that excuses any of either her or her sisters behavior. Like Kyle’s embarrassingly immature feud with Camille. Just because they both acted like 5 year olds in desperate need of a nap, doesn’t prove that the other one is “the wrong one”. Or Kim and Nene’s twitter war. Or pick any random Bravo girl-on-gril cat fight.

        Sure, Kim was deflecting. And that was worse than Kyle telling Camille she was “sick” “delusional” and “needs help” why exactly? We all have at onetime said things we later regret in the heat of anger. Most of us have outgrown it by 40 however, which is exactly why Bravo doesn’t hire us for TV. There isn’t a “Real Housewife” alive that wouldn’t benefit from 2 sessions a week with a good psychiatrist.

        • klmh says:

          Talking about this situation only, between these two sisters. Protect yourself and your problem. Nothing else Error, imo, of course. 🙂

          • error404 says:

            Yes, there was lot of things said int hat limo that should have never been said, especially not for tv. Kyle told Lisa as soon as Kim entered the party that she was drunk. If the real issue was Kim falling off the wagon, Kyle entering the limo and immediately mouthing off all this crap about “What are you doing?” “Do you know how crazy you look right now?” etc.. was inexcusable. Kyle appeared to have entered that limo for no other reason that to out her sister on TV. A valid reason for why has yet to come to me.

            • klmh says:

              Yes, you have to be the one to want help, and since she left rehab after a week, she wasn’t ready. Hopefully with the love of her family and friends, she can see what she is doing and get sober. I am probably the one one that feels this way, but I think she might have problems with pills as well, although I think someone mentioned it in another blog. Tough combo to beat I would imagine.
              In reference to your last paragraph, there again, she is shifting blame to her cast mates, as mentioned above.

            • klmh says:

              To your post above, I feel positive, although its my own opinion, that she felt Kim would say something to hurt her family or herself. There was fear in her eyes and voice and that’s why she ran down to the car, when she knew filming was still in progress. I am not trying to protect Kyle, I am just saying it as I saw it. Fear and lack of control of the situation is not a good look for Kyle.

              • Rabble Rouser says:

                If Kyle didn’t come charging down- we would probably onlyhave seen Kim crying in a limo.

                Kyle wasn’t concerned when she stepped in, she was angry.

                I am sure she was thinking, I got you on this show- and your drunk ass can’t even make it to the wrap party on time- then you get into a fight with the birthday girl, then you got into a fight with me and Lisa.

                She was made that Kim wasn’t going to stand around and let her get a few more jabs in.

                Kyle goes way over board in rebuttals. Someone isn’t mistaken…’they are a delusional fucking liar’. I can’t imagine anyone wanting to stand their and be berated by Kyle.

    • error404 says:

      That entire family has more problems than a daytime soap! Yet somehow, it’s all Kim’s fault, and the family is “torn asunder by it”. What, Paris is so cut up over Kim’s drinking that she just had to do more coke and run a stop sign? Drunk or not, Auntie Kim at least remembers to put panties on before leaving the house!

      • Katie says:

        Ok the panties example – so very funny but please don’t give these HW’s any ideas.

      • Brigid A. says:

        Quite possibly, the political turmoil in Cairo is a result of Kim’s drinking. I’m sure Kyle and Taylor would agree with that. What does Paris think?

      • If You Had It Like This says:

        I have a problem with how they behave as if Paris is this angel and Kim is the bane and embarrassment of the family. Let’s see… sex tape, arrested for drugs, jail, I’m sure there’s more I’m not thinking about. It’s because Paris is an “earner” and that is valued above all in the Richards/Hilton clan. Kim is no longer the earner she used to be and she doesn’t have a wealthy husband anymore and probably is in need of some financial help at times.

    • Katie says:

      “It is the social custom of BH ladies to have wine with lunch. Does that make them alcoholics? Does that make half of Europe alcoholics?”

      More important – does it make me an alcoholic? 🙂

      • HD says:

        What gets me @ Katie about the drinking with lunch, they ALL drink. A LOT. I think it sounds better to say Pour me a glass of wine rather than give me a Jack Daniels on the rocks. Their drinking is just masked because they drink Moscato or something.

        Kim has her demons to fight…I think airing it on national TV was horrible. They didn’t have to do that.

        • klmh says:

          Kim almost got away with it HD. The last episode spilled the beans. There had been a mention of her drinking earlier by her cast mates but she outed herself with her behavior. I agree its a shame it happened to her because I think she is a nice and good person, but the fact remains, she is at fault for her illness. She refuses treatment and is paying the price in more ways than one.

          I also think we need to remember we saw a tad of what happened during these parties. The first time I saw the last episode, I thought, she doesn’t seem that bad. The next time, wow, She was three sheets to the wind walking into the party.

          I’ll never forget, we were taping a video in the early 80’s, just for our family. Anyway, I was watching it and then bam! I literally blacked out, but was still slurring my speech and couldn’t remember the rest of the evening. I could not watch myself, I embarrassed myself so much! I erased the tape, but I think about that now, and its one of the reasons Im sober today. You just never know what your low point will be, but that was one of mine. I just hope this will allow her to see the damage she is inflicting on not only her family, but herself, and get sober.

          • Katie says:

            We don’t know for sure if she is refusing help, she could be getting help and maybe wanted to be discrete about it. She sure has been off the grid.

            I believe Kyle is now covering up for Kim, all is fine now tude, I just wish she did that before.

          • error404 says:

            I hope she gets help for herself too. Her choice. Which is probably why forcing her into rehab after beating her up in the back of a limo because you were “a little tipsy” didn’t work out so well.

            I’m also a little suspicious of the “too embarrassed to show” Ellen story and all of the other very carefully placed items of late. “The drunk was too chicken to show” certainly sounds a lot better for some than “She refuses to be in the same room with her tormentors”. LOL

            • klmh says:

              Sorry, my response to you ended up thread for some reason.

              • error404 says:

                I can’t wait until tonight to see if Kim owns it or deflects and denies.

              • OneMoreInBoston says:

                to @klmh- I had a friend that would get completely falling down- crazy drunk- chipping her teeth when she fell, unresponsive, tearing beautiful designer clothes, always losing her purse, always heading home with a different strange man- and just never understood it- She would literally just have a SIP of a mixed drink and BAM.

                But then sometimes we would go out for dinner and she would have 2 glasses of wine, and be just fine.

                It wasn’t until she came over to my house to get ready with me and some other friends that I saw her taking her “headache” pills- pretty strong tranquilizers prescribed for migraines.

                So I agree with your assessment of Kim, as I’ve seen it first hand she does seem to be mixing pills- either prescription or otherwise pills with booze.

                It seems like Kim’s a little out of it on the pills, like a beat behind- but then when she drinks- that’s when we get TMZ videos.

                • klmh says:

                  I know this show has been embarrassing for her and I feel so badly for her, but there is a possibility that if she sees herself, if she can recognize her problem because she can see how she acts and how it affects her loved ones, maybe some good will come out if it, her sobriety.

                  • OneMoreInBoston says:

                    agreed. the universe puts everything in your path for your higher good.

                    She has so much potential…sigh…so sad to see her waste her life

        • Katie says:

          They sure didn’t! Plus they have some acting skills so use them!!!

          I agree with your drinking example, it is masked by what they order – it’s all still booze.

  43. quincyil says:

    The following is a subset blog of the board of IHJZ. It is buried on the board so that Jill Zarin’s employees have to read the entire board to find it.

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

    The ancient Chinese believe that there were two forces in the Universe: yin and yang. (No, Jill Zarin is not Chinese and after observing the video and photos of her NYC Upper Eastside Condo, she’s not a patron of Feng shui, but I do suspect the factory for her line of girdles is located in China so I’m going with a Chinese theme for this subset blog.)

    Yin and yang are opposite forces of energy which interact. Yin and yang are infinite and equal. (You are probably thinking that this has nothing to do with Jill Zarin, right?) Jill Zarin believes that there are good blogs and bad blogs. I believe there are yin blogs and yang blogs. (Get to your point, Q.) This “I Love Jill Zarin” blog on the prairie was created to grant the wish of Jill Zarin that someone create a good blog to counteract the bad “I Hate Jill Zarin” blog which has driven Jill Zarin crazy since Season Three of “The Real Housewives of New York City.” The “I Love Jill Zarin” is passive. The “I Hate Jill Zarin” blog is active. The “I Love Jill Zarin” blog is intuitive. The IHJZ blog is logical. (Ah….. Q is getting to her point finally.) Jill Zarin follows her emotions and the members of the IHJZ blog follow the laws of reason.

    We watch Jill Zarin in her own reality play every day on twitter. Jill asked about the weather in New York City and worried about Ginger, her pet dog.
    from Jill’s twitter:
    “Please tell me what the weather is in NYC? Is my Ginger ok? 4 minutes ago via web”

    Ginger is located in a high rise building. The snow would have to continue for 40 days and 40 nights to get high enough to affect that apartment so it is an emotional reaction that Jill is having rather than a reasoned thought process when she created that tweet.
    (Wow, Q really does look at the world logically!)

    The yin is the mountain and the yang is the river. The yin is the moon and that yang is the sun. Each is born of the other and intrinsically bound together. Without the IHJZ blog, there would be no ILJZ blog. Jill’s dream was born from her interaction with the IHJZ blog. So, the creation of the ILJZ blog on the prairie brings balance to the universe.

    Jill didn’t tweet what she ate today so I have to come up with something for this subset blog. Thank you for your patience. I’m sure she will be sharing something about food fairly soon.

    The end (but is it really ever the end?)

    Q

    We have lovely parting gifts for those who post positively about Jill Zarin this evening.

    • buffywood says:

      I want a parting gift! Jill Zarin is…. crap I’ve got nothin’.

      • quincyil says:

        tsk, tsk… this is not the way the game is played. You will get 500 dollars in monopoly money to help with your get out of jail card.

        You have to be nice to get one of our lovely parting gifts. Oh, heck… you can have one anyway….. You will be receiving a Bravo WWHL mug with a photo of Andy drinking from a shot glass for playing this game.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          Jill Zarin knows a lot of people and likes to connect them. I am not going to say anything about keeping score other than Jill is an excellent score keeper.

          • quincyil says:

            excellent…. for that you get a hotel on Park Place and one railroad. I think you have a gift for playing this blog game.

      • boston02127 says:

        buffywood LOL — I got nothin either. She could save drowning kittens and I’d still find something wrong with her.

        • quincyil says:

          I am going to give you a parting gift for trying. You will receive three railroads and two hotels on Park Place. That should help you travel to the destination of your choice for a lovely vacation. Thank you for visiting the ILJZ subset blog.

    • California35 says:

      Jill keeps followers informed of her activities.

    • California35 says:

      Jill has a well behaved daughter.

      • quincyil says:

        For this you will receive a book about the housewives and their secret lives created by Bravo. It seems some of the articles are not true according to the housewives themselves. It will hold up a table leg that is wobbly though.

    • error404 says:

      Jill did not invade Poland.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      you know in all seriousness- does anyone remember in Season 1 there was something about Jill’s stepson (?) Bobby’s son from his first marriage going into the hospital with a seizure and it was really touch and go, and it was rumored that it was because of drugs but it was really some bizarro disease?

      Jill actually persisted with this kid’s doctors and bossed them around and bullied them until they finally found a correct diagnoses.

      I think that is a tribute to Jill- that she acted as an advocate for her stepson and persisted in the face of opposition from his doctors who were too quick to dismiss his illness as illicit drugs.

      My one nice thing to say about Jill Zarin for the day: she fights like a tiger for her stepson and for her daughter. And that is an amazing quality to have.

      She also fights like a tiger if she gets seated behind Ramona at a fashion show, but I digress. 😉

      • California35 says:

        That is a good one! Thanks for reminding us…. your coment that she also acts like that if she gets seated behind Ramona is great!

      • quincyil says:

        Wow… I am wordless….not really.. lol…

        You can chose between a weekend with error 404 in South Beach or….. a trip through the everglades with Vicki G screaming in your eye. The everglades has giant pigs and aligators.

        • Cakers says:

          I like that Jill worries about Ginger.
          I like that she may worry that during a rousing game of fetch, her “widdle baby’s” caretaker may have accidently :cough*on purpose*cough: left a window open.
          I’m sorry,…that’s all I got.
          🙂

          • quincyil says:

            Cakers, you get a cake that looks just like the one held by Taylor as she sadly waited for her limo to take her home to her million dollar rented home. Enjoy.

            • Cakers says:

              Swwwweeeet!
              Thanks Quincy! 🙂
              Also, thanks for the Tabatha blog, the ILJZ Subblog-hidden-within-the-IHJZ-main-blog, and ALL the other blogs you amazingly blog about!
              You Rock!
              🙂

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          Puh-leeez like that’s even a choice- me and Error404 are going to the House of Horrors and he’s going to read me Proust while I take pictures of him with stuffed animals placed strategically.

          Don’t worry Quincy, we’ll keep it clean for the IHJZ Family Photo album.

        • lillybee says:

          Jill runs with a fabulous circle of people. (Notice she doesn’t say friends).

  44. VincenzoNewYork says:

    I’ve been watching S1 2day too!! I actually loved Jill back in the day..but she really is mean. I didn’t like the comments Jill and Bethenny made to Alex about her speaking French and Italian. I don’t think she was trying to be pretentious. I believe if you have a gift the use it! However, when I first meet people, I usually don’t let them know that I speak both langauges until when it comes up, if it ever does. Jill was jealous that she couldn’t speak it, and knowing both Fr and Ital provides for greater social connections,especially in NYC, if used to one’s advantage. It is also a valuable gift in the Fashion industry too.

    • boston02127 says:

      @VincenzoNewYork –I think it’s funny (and telling) that in Jill’s talking head she said she’s jealous. It’s one thing to think it but another thing to say it out loud.

    • Kellita says:

      I’m recording S1 to watch as a marathon tomorrow. I’ve missed several episodes in the past, so I’m hoping to be all caught up before the new season! We’re battening down the hatches her in IL, and I’m living in a snow globe. So a RHNY marathon sounds like a cozy way to spend my Wed.

  45. HD says:

    It is so crazy to watch season one and see Simon and Alex. I am so glad their personalities changed. For a minute I thought they were complete social climbers scouring the pages to see if Alex made the social page…

    • Katie says:

      Well I think they still are, they just realized the characters they were playing in s1 was not working and so they tried to just be down to earth a bit more and it worked, they got better. But I’m still not sure they stopped climbing or as they would put it “better their position or did they station in life”

      But I will take their delusional silly behavior in s1 over the mean girl nonsense we are dealing with now – any time.

  46. Cusi77 says:

    Great recap Quincy! Congrats on your Cousin Lynn! Muach!

    I came to make a quick comment, I don’t know if this has been discussed today…

    I am hearing Season 1 NYHW’s… Come on… really, The much I adore Alex and Simon, in Season One they were making ONE TOO many comments about trying to “make it” in the social ladder… That was very surprising to me when in Season 2 Alex was the voice of reason… and in Season 3 SHE was a grown up! As well as Simon!

  47. WindyCityWondering says:

    The talking head segments in S1 were so tame! And looking back at Bethenny – she was the breakout star before Jill ever realized it!

    • error404 says:

      I think Jill hitched her wagon to B’s star. B was already a star due to Apprentice. s2 Jill BECAME popular due to her friendship with B. The real misstep was thinking she could take B down in s3. We see Andy kiss all the HW ass, if he means it or not, so I think Jill’s biggest mistake was not realizing how in love with B Bravo really was.

    • HD says:

      I am cracking up when Bethanny sees Alex and Simon’s house and Alex says “it’s a three year project” and Bethanny says, “yeah, you better get started.” LOL!

    • Cusi77 says:

      So true Windy! She was already there to be on her own show! JZ was a little bit slow in realizing B had everything to be the queen of hearts!

  48. mbdea says:

    There must have been major strides in the hair product industry since RHNY S1. Everyone looks sleeker when you compare S1 and S3. Just a superficial observation.

    • HD says:

      They all finally got a little bit more money and realized how they looked on TV. Alex’s hair looked like straw, Ramona with that one side always pulled back, Jill certainly needed to brighten her color, Luann pretty much has kept the same style but it looks much better and Bethanny looks the same to me as well.

      All their clothes are TONS better as well.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        stylists, stylists, stylists

      • mbdea says:

        M’yeah, I’m also thinking they got an intro to flat irons and/or frizz tamers. All their hairs (in addition to not having been styled) were frizzy. That’s what stood out to me when going back to viewing S1.

  49. boston02127 says:

    OT/
    This year we will experience 4 unusual dates…. 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11 and 11/11/11 . Now go figure this out…. take the last 2 digits of the year you were born plus the age you will be this year and it WILL EQUAL …. 111.

  50. WSL says:

    More reflection on S-1

    Jill & Ne Ne
    Were twins separated at birth !

    When Jill went to her sisters house in Ct. Jill reminded us it was very upscale & Paul Newman lived there. Wexler wanted to ask Jill on her radio interview, how she had become a NYC society lady, since they were raised that way. Jill balked. (Remember iLL herself said she grew up in the slums of Long Island,on another occasion). Jill said yes we did have society upbringing, mom is a glamor girl. Lisa said no, it’s not the same. Lisa ends the interview by saying ,tell us something Jill.
    Jill said: now it’s not keeping Up w/society ; it’s being society !
    Please pass me the trash can !

    Jill’s twin Ne Ne says as her opening intro :
    I don’t keep up with the Jones’,
    I am the Jones’ !

    Both also have moms that are
    Glamor Girls !
    Both married older men.
    Both are vindictive.
    Both were fat & had plastic surgery.
    Both fight w/others & R NOT.
    Classy but think thy are
    Both have very big mouths
    Both are not sexy & men ignore

    I am sure I have forgotten some.
    Please add.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      honey – how could I add anything more? You have taken a blowtorch to them, and all that is left are little pieces of ashes floating down. there’s nothing more to add. You have obliterated them.

      Well, let me think some more….

  51. WSL says:

    1st Season

    At the lunch at Nello’s on Madison Ave in the 60s, the girls minus Ramona, lunch. LouAnn & Alex hit it off & speak itilian to each other. LuAnn asks for iLL to move so that she can talk more directly w/Alex. Jill’s face drops. In a single interview she says “I am jealous,yes I am jealous of any one who can speak another languag”e. “I can barely speak English” !.
    It’s so nice to know that Jill will admit that she doesn’t wish the best for others.
    In the single interview part. Jill says Alex & Simon went to St Barts off season.
    Jill says that she spends $1000s to stay in St Barts. Jill is very snottie & says off season & spending $100s to her $1000s is way beneath her !
    Hummmm who is the smart one.
    I spent my honey moon there & MANY other times. It’s is very low key place. We party w/Disney owners who have a 130′ sailing yatch, that has a one of a kind sail w/Micky Mouse on it. Our friend’s house w/5 guests houses is very noticable from the air, when you land/ dive into the tiny landing strip in a tiny 2engine plane. The “dive” in is one of the most memorable parts of the St Barts experience. Our friends rent their house w/a staff of 6 to “wanna bes” during the Christmas Season because they perfer off season,as we do.
    All the natives on St Barts speak French so I am sure Fog Horn sticks out like an UGLY FOG HORN.
    BTW Another famous spot, is a beach restaurante with a no walls and a thatched roof. There is a huge McCaw & Cocato cage. The owner of the restaurante who is still a beautiful woman. She was known for a famous picture taken of her walking on the beach w/a large bird on her shoulder topless. I think it was in “Life”.

  52. boston02127 says:

    The stairway to Jill Zarin’s career.

  53. VincenzoNewYork says:

    I love Jill’s sister…I prefer educated elite then nouveau riche..or nouvellle riche since they are women…I also do not like Gloria(Jill’s mom). She seems absolutely wicked…the apple does not fall far from the tree!
    Jill should not be emabrassed by being from Lawng Iiislaaaand…It’s boring…but that bad!! If this was mentioned prior..sorry…but Jill is definitely a social climber! She went from Lawng Iiiisland to Upper East Side….That’s why she despises Alex…
    I used to love Jill…but as everyone has mentioned the signs of who she really is, which is a mean spirited awful lady! I hope S3 comes on because I didn’t watch it with dedication….so I only know from the grape vine and the reunion which I actually saw.

    I know that Alex is popular on this blog…but I really can’t stand her…S1 conjured and evoked those feelings that I already had of her!!!

    S1 was kind of boring if you think about it…it was slightly above DC in the drama, so hopefully Bravo gives them another chance..
    With BH they struck gold!! It was the gold rush of 2010/2011- there was so much to expose and alot to see.

    • Amber...Real Wife says:

      In the beginning, I had no opinion of her besides being sympathetic to her for being beaten with the ugly stick too. BUT Then she started talking about Bethenny and “pod people”. She claimed these folks came out of no where, didn’t have family, or raised improperly, no one knew where they came from etc! Imagine that! Sorry, everyone can’t have been raised by the cryptkeeper and a eunich! Some folks had real parents, bad or good, that separated and moved on. Bethenny may have alot of angst in her, but at least she’s not inherently evil like Jill and her bloodline! LOL

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I never liked Jill – never! Too loud, too opinionated, too gaudy….and once she decided that she would be the center of the group it got worse each episode.

    • Brigid A. says:

      Vincenzo, very curious about why you hate Alex. You’re so kind and forgiving about almost all of these HW divas. Did you find her too much of a social climber?

      • VincenzoNewYork says:

        @Brigid: She rubs me in such a werid way!! I hate her less then I did in S1, but there is something about her…the way she speaks..the way her teeth look..her husband….her hair…her social climbing…like even her blogs too just irk me. I’m sure she’s a good person- I deff need to fill in the gaps of S3- yes I missed scary Island…so I have a gap in my season. Once when I watch season 3, and deff s4, I could open up to her.
        I try to be understanding with them all…so I’ll try to see Alex in a better light. I only watched the reunion and parts of S3….I kinda like Kelly(crazy right?)…lol…there’s something about her.

    • vilzvet says:

      What?! You never saw the Scary Island episodes? Oh boy, what you missed…

      • VincenzoNewYork says:

        ***CORRECTION*** I meant LI is borning and not that bad! I do like LI, but not to love here forever…
        The only things I like about Alex are: 1)she speaks French and Italian+ 2)She’s educated + 3)She lives in Brooklyn + 4) I love her townhouse..my goal is to live in Brooklyn in the Clinton Hill Section or Williamsburg in a Brownstone or Townhouse.

        • Brigid A. says:

          I felt the same about Alex early on. Never thought I’d like Silex! Alex grew on me but I’m not a big Simon fan.

          As far as Kelly, you need to see the entire Ramona cruise episode. Please watch and re-evaluate.

          • VincenzoNewYork says:

            @Brigid: I know…on the reunion they said it was ten times worse…I guess I have to see it, ans s4 deff…oh these ladies lol. My evaluation of Kelly may change….:(

  54. Amber...Real Wife says:

    I’m reading where many of you are buckled down to the weather, and I sympathize with you hoping you have all your provisions, blankets and a snuggy buddy. A human, canine or feline will do! I used to lived up North, raised in NYC and lord those winters were brutal and slushy! Miss seeing snow but not traveling in it. Hate to be a pain in the___ but, it’s like 76degrees and sunny here in Land O Lakes, Fl. The kids were all wearing shorts today so I know we’ve had a break in the weather.

    Good luck to all and let’s hope it is a good reunion where Kyle begs for her sister’s forgiveness, tells Lisa to shut up, sends Taylor to hell and Taylor sucking up her lip is banished back to Oklahoma! Sorry KLMH!! LOL

    • Kellita says:

      Sooo jealous of your 76!

    • mariareads says:

      Agreed. I hope you all stay warm and safe. We will probably get freezing rain and then rain as the temp. is rising. Hopefully. I’m so sorry for all up north and in the midwest, including my kids! What an insane winter!

      Don’t know if I can take the reunion without kicking my TV! I’m ready for anything!

    • klmh says:

      Oh Lord, doesn’t it seem strange that OK always wins top honors for lowest pay for teachers, is 2nd place in the nation for obesity and smoking rates, 2nd place for highest number of teenage and single mothers, lowest life expectance, dumbest and I mean the DUMBEST U.S. senators in our 50 states, and now this.
      Amber, you’re cruel…

  55. WSL says:

    I am finished w/my retro review:)

    I looked up the designer of Bethany’s birthday earnings in S-1. I had assumed they cost thousands. I found it was costume. Oprah likes it too.

    http://www.liasophia.us/sites/corporate/productcatalog?page=productdetail&sku=1012B2201

  56. California35 says:

    I posted something similar the other day..this time it shows actual date for the divorse on Feb 7 and the wedding at the end of the month.

    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20462727,00.html

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      he’s a pig

    • Brigid A. says:

      California, off topic here but a follow-up on yesterday’s topic of BH housewife locations here in SoCal. Kim did move to Westlake Village during the season but moved again….don’t know what happened there.

      Lisa & Adrienne live in Beverly Park. Taylor & Kyle live in Bel Air but Kyle & Mauricio may have moved since then because their house was on the market.

      • California35 says:

        Thanks Brigid, so Kim might not be here any more 😦 Maybe she is still here or just moved (today is the 1st :-P).

        Only about 1/2 of them lived in or near by BH – I guess they don’t have to live in BH to be in the show. I guess I didn’t pay that much attention about where the wives from the other HW shows live. I need to go check out the HW book now that Quincy reminded me of it 😛

  57. Katie says:

    Has Nene gained weight? She had reduction surgery and lipo right? Her mid-section looks much bigger now to me.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Thank you! She seemed to get larger and larger after that surgery – when I saw her on the WWHL New Year’s Eve show I thought damn she’s a big woman but her figure got sausage-esque!

    • klmh says:

      Honestly, that dress she wore to the wedding put 20 pounds on her, or she had quite a pig fest for several weeks in between filming.

  58. Adgirl says:

    I just got off the phone with my very former mother-in-law on Long Island (Queens). Gawd, I just love that lady so much! She is far away but close to my heart.

    Anywho she tells me she has been nearly house bound since the holidays due to the weather. During the last storm her next door neighbor fell down (inside) and broke her hip. The streets were not plowed so the ambulance could not get near the home. The family and neighbors carried her in the snow drifts on a chair to the street corner where the ambulance was. Sheesh.

    I am blessed to live in California. We have a lot of problems here but not crazy blizzards. I do however have an earthquake kit.

    Keep warm & safe everyone!

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      It has kicked in in northern Illinois – downtown Chicago looked empty at 5pm. My huskys are in front of the patio door watching the snow and wind but don’t want to go outside! I hope everyone is safe at home and prepared for whatever the weather brings. And I am hoping that Comcast and the power are working when it is time for the reunion!

      • californiahere says:

        Awww, huskies. They do love the snow, don’t they? Mine love to snow plow paths with their noses. Yes, snow in California — Northern, in the mountains. But no snow today — it’s beautiful and sunny, about 32 degrees.

      • vilzvet says:

        No snow yet? I heard IL is going to get lots! Keep us posted.

        • Kellita says:

          We’ve got lots already! I’m 30 miles nw of Chicago, and we’ve gotten about 6 inches or so. It’s falling and blowing pretty hard.

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          it has been snowing all day and the blizzard kicked in around 3pm. the worst is predicted from 7pm til 3am!

      • AZ Girl says:

        My brother call me on his cell somewhere around Rosemont and O’hare and he has been trying to get home from work for over 2 hours. Lives in Edgewater Beach area. Still has a ways to go poor guy. Yes! I do have a heart here in AZ. 🙂

      • AZ Girl says:

        WCW are you up on the north shore or out west somewhere?

    • Fairweather Viewer says:

      The State of Missouri has been declared a disaster area. It shall now be know as The Snow-Me State instead of The Show-Me State. If you look at a satallite image of the United States, there is a big white hole where Missouri use to be. I heard on the local news that we are in road phase “Holy F!” (hint: rhymes with truck). The National Guard is evacuating Missouri residents to Mexico because everyone is in a panic and now believes that the movie “The Day After Tomorrow” was in fact a true prediction. World news already reported that the truck full of illegal immigrants found a few miles across the Mexican border contained frozen Missouri residents. I’m not sure if the reporting was accurate, but just telling you what I heard. 😉

  59. boston02127 says:

    Claude’s tweet–
    Who thinks this little monkey should come live in my crazy animal house? http://plixi.com/p/73880371

    She’s got a hairless cat that somehow leaks oil and poop’s in the house. Another cat that poops in the hosue and dog that poops in the house. Now a big bird. You can’t tell me that house doesn’t have an odor to it. No matter how well it’s cleaned it must still smell.

    • It's Hot In Texas says:

      I actually think her love for animals and children is her most redeeming quality. She tweets pictures of animals about to be put down in shelters, and even fosters animals. The fact that she does not mind having imperfect animals in her home says a lot about her character and good heart. Most of the Housewives would not do that!

      P.S. It is NOT hot in Texas. Dallas is in the middle of an ice storm and the coldest weather we have had in 15 yrs. All will be great for the Superbowl, though!!!

  60. VincenzoNewYork says:

    @Brigid A: Good for you!! I get excited when I look through my French texts and old notebooks. I have so many good memories dans la classe de francais!! Once when you look at the text I am sure it will come back to you. It always does when I review it. Sometimes I just have to read something and it will turn on!
    Btw: Jill Zarin’s sister reminds me of my high school French teacher! Maybe there will be a RH of Paris w/ subtitiles one day!!!

    • Brigid A. says:

      Vincenzo, I had the BEST French teachers throughout high school and college. My high school teacher was from Paris, so sophisticated and fun. She inspired my love of foreign languages. My college French instructors were both Egyptian but studied at the Sorbonne! Living in California, I should study Spanish.

      • VincenzoNewYork says:

        @Brigid A: Same thing in NY. Spanish is a plus these days, both in California and NY. But you guys there border mexico so it is very essential for y’all. Are you near LA?

        • Brigid A. says:

          Yes, I am, and I have friends who are fluent in Spanish, always encouraging me to learn the language. No one cares about my French!!!

          • California35 says:

            I care 😀 I was looking into getting a CD that is supposed to teach you French. I am sure it is just to learn some words, but maybe I will buy it now 🙂 I keep buying audio books to listen to in my car for my comute. This one will be educational 🙂

  61. justanothermary says:

    We’re finally watching the finale of RHOA. Justanothervirgil swears he just saw Kim’s right nipple. She was getting dressed for the wedding and Kroy came in. Now I can’t see a thing, but if there’s one thing Virgil CAN see, it’s nipples. He may not notice his dirty underwear on the floor at his feet, but he can spot a nipple at 50 yards, guaranteed.

    • Cakers says:

      JustAnotherMary~ JustAnotherVirgil is correct. I saw the same nipple flash but it was blocked out. IIRC it was indeed the right nipple.

      JustAnotherVirgil is VERY observant. He reminds me of my husband. 😛

      • justanothermary says:

        Nipple sighting confirmed, I’m sure we’ll all sleep better tonight knowing that justanothervirgil has still got it!

        • klmh says:

          So Mary, what is Virgil’s take on all of these BH housewives, or Atlanta one’s, if you make him watch them too!
          My husband is in the other room listening to Dvorak with earphones firmly in place.

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          justanothermary- you are hilarious! Is this nipple sighting making justanothervirgil a little bit happier about taking on RH watching duty?

          Personally, I think the guy needs some type of honorary medal to listen to Kim sing.

    • AZ Girl says:

      I saw it too last night but I thought it maybe just a cigarette ash that landed on her boobie..he,he,he,

      • Sha2000 says:

        I didn’t notice that but I did notice that their bleeps are becoming a bit I’ll timed. Lots of f-bombs peeking out too it seems!

  62. boston02127 says:

    Well….gonna go for a walk and see what the world is doing. It’s been a long day at home. If I’m not back by RHOBH send a crew to find me in the snow. ☮

    • Cakers says:

      Boston, your “send a crew to find me in the snow” comment reminds me of a quote I have hanging by my back door:

      I’m Lost.
      I’ve gone to look for myself.
      If I should return before I get back,
      please ask me to wait.
      Thanks.

      Have a nice walk and be careful.

  63. klmh says:

    I really don’t want to watch the last episode this evening, but I have a few questions and guess I need to. Ugh. Hope Im getting a signal…
    See you in the lion’s den.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      I’m about ready to reboot my HW brain – it’s gotten too dark and too real in BH and Atl. Not expecting answers tonight and am expecting fights in Atl. I want NY!

  64. Katie says:

    Yuck – Taylor tweeted

    We had so many laughs at @TheEllenShow today, be sure to tune in tomorrow so you can laugh too. Thank you Ellen for the bling!
    15 minutes ago via Echofon

  65. If You Had It Like This says:

    Cedric tweeted that he is telling his side of the story on E News. Probably after the reunion. Not sure if it’s tonight or tomorrow.

  66. Katie says:

    I’m watching the BH season finale and I have so many more questions, none of this is making sense to me at all.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Friend in Chicago just lost power…she is so mad because cable is gone and her husband is laughing that he finally has a housewives free zone!

      • Katie says:

        Oh No! I’m in Chicago, where is she that she lost power?

        • WindyCityWondering says:

          just south of the loop

          • quincyil says:

            It’s bad in Western IL. The National Guard is out and all of the roads are closed. We have snow blows, but the wind is whipping the heavy snow so it’s a white out. They closed I 70 from St. Louis to Kansas City earlier too.

            I think it was around 20 inches so far, but add drifting and you get feet of snow.

            The temperature will drop too.

            Before the snow started we had several hours of ice pellets.

            This is probably the worst storm since 1978 and before that I remember some bad storms in the late 1960’s in Chicago.

            Not fun… not fun at all.

            • klmh says:

              Hope all is well with you, your family and horses. I know you know, but to those who might have older horses in these extremely cold temps, be sure to put some salt into the food. They wont drink as much water as they need and will colic. I almost lost one at the age of 27.

              • I’m thinking of you both Quincy
                and klmh- news reports say this is
                the worst storm ever to hit the
                US and your 2 areas will be some of the hardest hit. please stay
                warm-and I am thinking of
                the poor animals—oh, and for
                God’s sake Quincy, wear boots w/
                traction!! no more falls , ok?!

                be safe everyone in mid-west,
                this is no joke.

            • Kansas Girl says:

              I’m just west of KC and the snow stopped here about 8, so there is an end in sight for you. We only got about 8 inches, but the wind is to continue, so roads that are being plowed tonight will drift over again. Since we went from ice to snow, it’s a relatively straightforward mess. Sorry you’re getting so much the worse of it! I hope the back end of the storm gets there soon.

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  68. WindyCityWondering says:

    I think the reason we have so many questions is because of the way BH was edited and events shown out of sequence.

  69. Katie says:

    O.M.G. – I HATE Taylor and Kyle so much. This is messed up, it’s not entertaining it’s crap, miserable crap.

  70. Katie says:

    I want to hear from the limo driver and Kim’s friend who was at the party.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Two things that don’t ring true for me about the limo scene. I believe the last shot of Kim by herself in the limo was likely the first shot when she hopped in and she was talking to the filming crew. Adrienne would not leave her alone in the limo period – she would wait with her until she was safely with whomever was taking charge of her. Things are out of sequence and edited to for maximum drama. What I really don’t get is why would Bravo leave in the alcoholic remark?

      • Sha2000 says:

        Hi Windy, the answer is that drama is any form, good, bad, ugly ensures high ratings. I thought about this too and I think also that is is in their contract that whatever is captured on film Bravo retains the ultimate rights to, no matter what.

      • MSU Chicago says:

        That could totally be true. It did seem weird, when they showed that clip of Kim. I think Bravo left in that remark for drama. Just guessing.

  71. WSL says:

    Vinny & any Alex doubters
    Alex & Simon were hired by Bravo to be in a show about NYC moms.They did not sign on to b in a cast with Jill Zarin. When they changed the name,Bravo convinced them to be in the HW cast which they had not auditioned for. Of all the HWs Alex is the only one who was really to the manor born. Her dad was a successful oil man & although she grew up mainly in Tx her family had several homes,including an island home (not St.Barts but similar).
    Alex was trained as an actress and played a part well, but coached by Bravo in season 1.Remember then,Alex & Simon both work & HW was a job. Alex obviously saw the editing in S-1 & then changed & played herself in S-2. Alex is one of the kindest,sweetest,smartest young ladies I have met in a long time.I would love to have a daughter just like her. She is a wonderful mother. Alex & Simon have a “best friend” marriage and are very in love. Alex doesn’t have a mean bone in her body but she is finding a voice with courage ie u r a mean girl !
    I cain t wait to see the : U R a thug in a cocktail dress scene ! What a great line.
    I promise promise promise
    If u met Alex U would love her gentle sweet spirit !
    Ps Simon is very cool too. Not ur typical NY WASP but an Ozie w/an attitude. But 1st he is a fabulous daddy to 2 “full of jelly beans”,sons. The boys are so cute I want to steal them. They are brilliant & charming but ALL boy. Charming is rarely attributed to young children but they are. I hope we see more of them !
    Please trust me on this one.

    • Katie says:

      That great but still doesn’t explain how weird they acted in S1, they have gotten better since but they were very odd and trying to be something they were not and Simon was way too much part of the show and wouldn’t let Alex have the spotlight.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        I think they were told to play that type of a role. To really lay it on thick for the cameras.
        I think what WSL is saying is once they saw how they were portrayed, they didn’t like it one bit and changed how they “acted”.
        Remember that most of the friction on season 1 was with Ramona/Jill and Simon. Seems to me they were maybe told to keep it lively so they could keep their “golden apple”

        • Katie says:

          If that’s the case what else is fake or who else is playing a role to fill the needs of Bravo? If WSL has some inside scoop and I’m not doubting that, how the hell can any of this nonsense be true that we are seeing on all the other franchises?

        • Zipit Zarin says:

          I remember Alex talking about how she was “acting” (as in actress) in season 1 and how it didn’t work because she hadn’t got the gist of the reality thing yet. I don’t remember where I saw that.

  72. error404 says:

    I’m a people pleaser. That’s who I am.

  73. WSL says:

    I thought I said that they were directed & encouraged to play the part that u & me didn’t like. Alex didn’t like it either when she saw how she was edited.

    • neroes says:

      I think Alex and Simon are the most interesting couple. They seem to be made for each other and that’s refreshing. It must be fun to be their friend.

    • Katie says:

      If you’re referring to me, sorry if not, but I don’t buy that at all.

      • OneMoreInBoston says:

        @katie-please understand the spirit of my comments, I am not trying to challenge you but I am genuinely curious, why do you believe the Alex and Simon of season 1 are the “real” Alex and Simon vs. the Alex and Simon that we see now?

        I always liked your postings, you have a lot of common sense and sometimes you see things I miss- so I am interested in your opinion.

        • Katie says:

          Ok need to get this done before BH Part 2

          No problem happy to share my take on things but this is what I saw and in mind what I think happened. And I stress in my mind, I don’t know anyone or talk to anyone about Alex and Simon (However, Bethenny did influence my opinion).

          In S1 I felt like they got into a situation (in over their heads when it came to their status vs the other HW’s) and didn’t feel comfortable being who they really are. They acted very pretentious and what I like to call posers. Bragging about things when there didn’t seem to be anything to back it up (education and loving their kids you bet, I’m talking about other stuff).

          Simon was constantly in on it, this made me very uncomfortable, I thought he was controlling and wanted him to let his wife shine.

          They got a lot of backlash for S1 and this is where I think they corrected the errs and approached the show as just who they were, no pretense, just a family proud of where they live and in love with each other the kids.

          They stopped competing or trying to compete and Alex found her voice.

          • OneMoreInBoston says:

            so you’re not buying that they were directed to act this way in Season 1.

            If I’m understanding you correctly you’re saying that they chose to portray themselves that way, and when they saw the backlash- they gave up the posturing and grew into themselves.

            Do you like them now?

            • Katie says:

              Yes and just being themselves now whjch is nice and normal to see. I like them a lot more.

              • OneMoreInBoston says:

                whew! we almost had our first fight!

                • Katie says:

                  Well I’m not totally in love with them, still just a little suspect but nothing worth talking about during the season when there are people like Jill and Crazy to deal with. And I would protect Alex over those two anyday.

  74. Zipit Zarin says:

    I keep expecting the reunions to solve the unsolved and have some resolution. They never do. I must be insane because I’m doing the same thing expecting a different result.

  75. NightLight says:

    http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-atlanta/season-3/blogs/cynthia-bailey/the-strength-to-love
    Poor Cynthia, she still sounds sad. Interesting how she thanks the housewives who gave her gifts and Kim and Sheree were not mentioned. All in all, Cynthia is a classy lady!

  76. Zipit Zarin says:

    Lays potato chips w/lime and Bud Light, a pack of Newports, stuck in the house because of a blizzard, HW reunion coming up and the LynnFam…Doesn’t get much better than this 😀

  77. lillybee says:

    To all east coast and mid west dwellers, I hope you all stay warm and safe and don’t lose power so that you can watch the reunion.

  78. error404 says:

    OT but does anyone know why the guy with the Bieber hair was replaced on Million $ Listing

  79. NormaJean says:

    I’ve been rewatching part 1 of the reunion. Andy is soooooo biased toward Kyle! He starts off the topic of the Kyle/Camille fight by saying that it was an “innocent” remark and that Camille misheard what Kyle said. How would Andy know? He wasn’t there right? Bravo didn’t film it right?

    • error404 says:

      LOL

      wait till part 2!

      Andy’s is NOT a Camille fan

      I wonder why. She may be bat shit crazy, but she makes for great tv!

      • NormaJean says:

        Andy’s really pissing me off. He lets Kyle shout and talk over Camille but he made the ladies let Kelly have her say without interruption.

        • nathania says:

          They really do seem to cater toward certain ones. Andy has all sorts of attachment issues, he seems to really admire women who can be raging bitches but manage to fool the public into thinking they have redeeming qualities. like Caroline Manzo. I ‘d love to meet Andy’s mother, she must be a piece of work.

  80. Kellita says:

    Cedric is a louse. ‘Nuf said.

  81. Pantry viewer says:

    OH, for heaven sake! My tv isn’t working!! Will keep refreshing page to hear you blow-by-blows! Ugh! Oh, well, I hate fake taylor and fake kyle.

    • klmh says:

      Oh, good to know. They just sainted Taylor.

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      Oh man Pantry viewer! I loved when Andy asked Kim and Camille to tell Taylor what she should do about her marriage. She had to sit there and nod her head like she really gives a rip what they think. Priceless! lol

      • klmh says:

        I thought she did a fabulous job holding her feelings in, especially taking advice from a woman who has had 2 husbands, a man she was engaged to and another man she had a baby with!

        • Amber...Real Wife says:

          Hey she knows why some break up and men leave, or women leave. She knows.

          • klmh says:

            Thats a joke, right? Someone who has failed in her marriages is asked to give advice? Funny…

            • error404 says:

              Interesting. I was taught in school that had Hitler paid more attention to Napolean’s mistakes and not repeated them, he may have won WWII.

              • Amber...Real Wife says:

                Thanks Error, you caught it right?! She may not be a success at keeping her men, but she knows why they LEAVE!! It’s simple. If you want to keep someone, make them feel loved, important and wanted. It goes both ways.

              • klmh says:

                Well, Hitler was quite successful and who knows what would have happened if syphilis hadn’t riddled his brain?
                Besides, when someone has failed at something several times, it doesn’t mean they are an expert in that failed endeavor, imo. Many make the same mistakes, again and again.

            • Zipit Zarin says:

              That’s why it was priceless.

            • Rabble Rouser says:

              Are we are going to use someone’s past to dismiss what they may have to offer?

              Well if that’s the case then Taylor didn’t seem to let bad past relationships hold her back and marrying a guy who had 2 other kids with 2 different women- was a felon and in a palimony suit. So if she can’t manage Kim saying ‘I notice when you step out of a limo when you are together, you leave him in the dust’- then she might as well throw in the towel now.

              • klmh says:

                Why not ask someone with a good marriage? There were three successful wives on those sofas. Do you think it was a setup for further arguments? It didn’t work, that goodness.

                • klmh says:

                  thank, not that

                  • Rabble Rouser says:

                    lol- I thought that’s what you meant, while Andy might have been poking them. I don’t think Kim’s analysis is that off. Look at the woman on the show and their opinion of Russel-and for whatver reason, they think Taylor is too good for him. Where can it go from there?

              • well, i thought Kims advice was
                meant with good intentions, i thought her advice was good, and
                i thought Taylor took it gracefully.

        • nathania says:

          the man she was engaged to was murdered, so she can’t be faulted for that.

          I think Taylor has plenty of skeletons in her closet, they just aren’t public because she is not a star.

          And I think Kim said that because she sees through Taylor’s demonizing of Russell all season. She knows what Taylor is, inside and out. Plus she probably said that just to piss Taylor off.

  82. klmh says:

    Did you just see Gretchen with her make-up line on that advertisement? Oops, who put it on her? The blush looked yellow and streaked. Wow, she’s had some surgery too. New eye lift and maybe cheek implants? Can you tell she has never been a favorite of mine? hehe

  83. If You Had It Like This says:

    I just don’t buy Taylor’s tears. I’m sorry if that is cynical but I don’t.

    • Kellita says:

      Yeah, I have a very hard time questioning her sincerity, too. She oozes fake.

    • DarkSonnet says:

      Very astute observation.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      Don’t people learn that kind of quavery-voiced “crying” in acting classes? She doesn’t shed tears and the emotion is only in her voice for one or two sentences and then she’s fine. Does not seem sincere.

      Frankly, I still remember WSL suggesting Taylor is playing the part of the wounded wife so next season she can have a miraculous marital recovery. I think she set the stage for that with the report on the trip to Mexico.

      • Nancy says:

        She’s a total fake. Just like Kim said!

      • nathania says:

        I think this whole show has been her advertisement for a richer husband. In the interim, her fake act of being dejected was a ploy to get Russell to jump through some more (probably financial) hoops. Remember the child’s dog, if it causes a hint of trouble, get used to it. She will drain Russell like a vampire and then move on, and he won’t know what hit him.

        They actually have not been married that long, I wonder if there is an ex-husband of Taylor’s out there somewhere.

  84. klmh says:

    Where are the hard questions for Kyle? Hell, where are any questions for Kyle?

    • klmh says:

      Aw, here they come.

    • Shannon says:

      Even after Andy point blank tells Taylor that she started the fight she won’t admit it. I would have more respect for Lisa if she would stop taking up for Kyle and ever turn. Kyle needs to be accountable for how she acted.

  85. If You Had It Like This says:

    I also think Camille is owning what she said and her bad behavior more than anybody on here. Can’t believe I’m saying that.

  86. Zoey says:

    When Andy asked Russell about their marriage it looks like they chopped off his answer. He started to say how the economy has been bad for everyone for 3 years and he’s had to put in 80 weeks, kids, etc, they both just got busy and basically had less time for each other…but it didn’t seem like he finished his thought and they went back to Andy abruptly.
    He did say he didn’t have energy for a 20 yr old, when asked about Taylor’s worrying he would leave her for someone younger. She put on her fake laugh and laughed way too long and hard at his comment. Just weird dynamics with those two.

    I wish Andy would’ve talked to Paul more. I like him.

    • Zoey says:

      Make that 80 hour weeks.

      • Sha2000 says:

        So the economy has been bad for three years by his admission, yet not bad enough to prevent them from spending $60k on a Childs birthday party? Lol, I guess everything is relative.

    • Adgirl says:

      Russell was repeating the same line Taylor said earlier. They obviously practiced.

      • California35 says:

        I just saw this part of the reunion, and thought the same thing. Did they rehearsed that together? 😛

      • error404 says:

        50/50 IMO.

        Either it was rehearsed PR, in which case they need a better PR consultant, or it was what they needed to tell each other in Mexico in order to allow their sham marriage to continue for the sake of the kid.

        I suspect the latter.

        • MSU Chicago says:

          I think both. Ms. Hughes, Ford, Russell does need a better PR team. I shudder for that child. If I were taylor, I would fire the PR team.

  87. boston02127 says:

    Can-not-stand-Kyle’s-outfit.

  88. Zoey says:

    Camille is even being supportive of Kim as she’s blubbering, but Taylor- sitting there cold as an ice cube. Big-headed heifer!

  89. boston02127 says:

    After reading the book about the Hilton’s, I can see how Kyle & Kim have problems. Their mother was portrayed to be a loony, bossy, sneaky, money hungry, a drunk, overbearing and a user.

    Also, it is said that Kim has a photogenic memory.

    • Kellita says:

      Interesting when Kim said Kyle is alot like their mom.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      Yes, and the mother played the girls off against each other, comparing them. I think I see why Kim feels she was the sole support, if she was highly praised for that. And why Kyle thinks her mother died worrying about Kim and could have made her feel solely responsible for “solving” the problem of Kim. Disfunctional relationship all around.

    • floridagirl88 says:

      Photographic?

    • nathania says:

      What’s interesting to me is that Kyle seems oblivious to the fact that there is a book out there that even says these things about big Kathy. I haven’t heard Kim say much at all about the elder Kathy, except indirectly that Kyle is a lot like her, which says it all.

      Most people interested in the Housewives pretty much know that big Kathy’s reputation is less than stellar. Just the snippet about having little Kathy take ‘sex lessons’ in some van was enough information for me. Ick. Wake up Kyle, the word is out about your mama.

  90. klmh says:

    Good for them!!!!!!!!!!! Yea. So glad it didn’t go further on nat’l TV. I think I should just turn the show off and be happy. Good for you girls.

  91. cc in Miami says:

    I can’t believe Taylor is getting away with lying about the conversation at the airport! Why didn’t Andy show the footage and call her on it!

  92. cc in Miami says:

    I also think it’s mean of everyone to keep saying that Kim was drunk at the party. She may have been, but how is that an excuse for Kyle and Taylor to treat her like that?

  93. Katie says:

    Kyle just tweeted

    Just saw the trailer for the lost footage….thinking I may just move out of the country now….

  94. boston02127 says:

    Kyle’s facial expressions reminds me of Caroline Manzo’s.

  95. California35 says:

    Ramona is testing and seems like she is on Kim’s side 🙂
    I’m not watching BH reunion yet yet 😦

  96. lillybee says:

    I am watching NCIS and Cote dePalma, the actress who plays the agent looks like a younger Kyle.

  97. If You Had It Like This says:

    I think I get why Camille feels why she hears that stuff from Kyle. Kyle insinuates without actually saying the words.

    • boston02127 says:

      @If You Had It Like This–Totally agree. And she says things in this type of manor— ‘those pants don’t make you look as fat as usual” as if she’s trying to be nice but giving a mean dig.

      • If You Had It Like This says:

        Yeah, and “Oh here we go again with the set-up” Camille hears you’re paranoid and delusional. And really, that is what Kyle means.

        • Rabble Rouser says:

          I think Kyle doesn’t think that anyone other than her and her circle of friends are are smart enough to read the subtext into what she says.

          I also didn’t notice that Faye’s smile when she met Camille was fake, I could see it was plastic- but I thought it was just the botox.

    • nathania says:

      I totally believe now that Kyle did insinuate that there was something wrong with Bravo following Camille to Hawaii and filming her there. This is Kyle’s project, and she wants to keep tabs on what’s going on, and who’s getting how much camera time…keep as much ‘control’ as she can over it, so she can continue to be the ringleader and the star, and not be outshined by an upstart.

      But then Camille, on the other hand, probably heard the funny tone in Kyle’s voice, and projected her own insecurity about being ‘somebody’s wife’ onto it, giving Kyle plausible denial, when really there might have been an ill motive all along.

  98. Shannon says:

    Yikes! That didn’t look good between Sonja and Alex.

  99. Katie says:

    So happy that’s over!

  100. mbdea says:

    West coast here and ready for more drama. Have not read ANY posts about this reunion so that I can reserve judgment until I’ve seen the dysfunction first-hand.

  101. Katie says:

    Here are some of Taylor’s tweets

    Well, Ladies…it’s over. Love to you all. Looks like we made it.
    4 minutes ago via web
    Regrets…we need an entire hour for this topic. Sorry Kim.
    6 minutes ago via web
    You can lead a horse to water….
    16 minutes ago via web
    @TaylorAFansite Thank you. It makes me feel horrible reliving my troubles with Kim
    17 minutes ago via web in reply to TaylorAFansite
    I regret my conflict with Kim, deeply.
    22 minutes ago via web
    We all have regrets from this season and moments we wish we could take back.
    28 minutes ago via web
    Big hug to Kim and Kyle, this wasn’t easy and we know you love one another very much.

    • Cusi77 says:

      Doing control damage, Lips?

      • Cusi77 says:

        The sisters refused to talk about alcoholism and “Lips” wanted to bring Kim’s “state of mind” at the table with Kyle’s blessing …. did not work, malicious-pernicious Taylor!

        • nathania says:

          Yep, the things Taylor said about Kim at the reunion just prove to me that Kyle has been seriously running Kim down behind her back to Taylor, and since like Kyle, Taylor loves to pick on people who are vulnerable (or at least longs for the days back in high school when that was the chief occupation of girls like her) she really couldn’t understand Kyle’s reticence to join in.

          I have to say, Kim is UNBELIEVABLY naive. One morning she’s going to wake up and realize that the entire season on this show, all the ladies and Kyle were talking about her behind her back as ‘Kyle’s drunken sister’ and ‘Kyle’s problem’ and had their minds made up before they even got to know her. Pretty sad, I really feel sorry for Kim because she walked into this show probably thinking it was a level playing field and it never was.

    • If You Had It Like This says:

      She knows she’s stepped in it now.

    • California35 says:

      What?!! “sorry Kim” WOW!!! She said that???! And secondly – she was still so mean even at the reunion when she could have shown she was sorry…now she is sorry!?!?!

      I have not see the 2nd part and maybe she did say she was sorry there…but it doesn’t sound like it.

    • NMhousewife says:

      Those Taylor tweets only convince me that Taylor is trying to do damage control in that she knows most people are on Kim’s side and she is now trying to fix her rep. Also, I think her saying on the show that she regrets fighting with Kim is because she saw that Kyle was not going to gang up on Kim like she expected and Kim and Kyle both refusing to discuss their issues on TV.

      She is disgusting IMO.

    • Rabble Rouser says:

      Too late- she is walked into the reunion and still blasted her. She is only sorry because the world is raging against her.

  102. Amber...Real Wife says:

    Kyle is just wicked. Mean girls gravitate to her. Taylor, Lisa, Faye…

    Lisa may indeed have been scammed by Ceddie, but notice how she kept saying if she was the person he claimed wouldn’t the camera have filmed it? With that logic how does she then claim Kim has a drinking problem? Wouldn’t the cameras have filmed that too? Aha Aha She didn’t see that one coming “ATALL” 😉

    • Shannon says:

      I was thinking the same thing. It just makes me crazy how they can just keep insinuating that everything that happened this season is all because of Kim’s drinking.

    • Katie says:

      That’s a great point. Even on twitter Lisa can’t keep her mouth shut about Kim.

      • Cusi77 says:

        I did noticed last Thursday during the re-runs that Kim was always drinking or water or soda, but not alcohol, exception when they arrived to NY

    • error404 says:

      I don’t remember seeing the footage before of Kim bitch slapping Taylor with her purse outside Camille’s house after “Dinner party from hell” and saying “You starting this whole thing!” LOL

      I hope KIm gets sober.
      I hope Kim does s2 of RHoBH.
      I hope Bravo shows more of THIS Kim. LOL

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        That surprised me too!

        • Amber...Real Wife says:

          I think that was Faye. She was dressed in black. Taylor probably would have swung at Kim and pushed her into the bushes.

          • error404 says:

            Please. She was blubbering to Lisa in the kitchen about how evil Kim was so mean to wittle ole Shanna-poo. I think going “all Oklahoma on your ass” means hiding under the bed and playing the victim. Shana/Shanna knows how to start a fight, but she doesn’t know how to have one.

          • Rabble Rouser says:

            Your right, it was Faye. It also reminded me of how the producer did say Faye was being provocative.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        That wasn’t Taylor, it was Faye

    • If You Had It Like This says:

      Good point! And I cannot stand how Lisa, Taylor and Kyle are always doing the whole Kim has a problem but we’re not going to actually say it because we would look like assholes, which they are but I digress, and we’re going to do the kind, worried look instead. Ugh. Say it or don’t say it. Actually, don’t say it. Kim did not sign up for Intervention or Celebrity Rehab. When she wants to admit it she will and I hope it’s not on Bravo when she does.

      • Can anyone tell me if they ever actually saw Kim effed up?
        i never saw her drunk, never saw her out of it. yes, she acted weird, but i think she is weird.
        Kyle made a comment about Kim when she walked into Taylors party, but just because she said it doesn’t make it true-(i think Kim was in a great mood, and yes, that is Jills line)
        if Kim was drunk at any of these functions, wouldn’t Bravo
        show it?! I KNOW when someone is buzzed……..and I never saw
        it.
        Maybe Kim has had problems in the past, but i think while
        filming, she kept it together. I think Kyle used these things
        from the past to justify her ill-tempered treatment of her
        sister.
        How many times was she going to keep bringing up New York?
        all of them, for gods sake it was months ago.
        I’d hate to see what Kyle would do if you REALLY crossed
        her..

  103. Cusi77 says:

    Well… I officially DISLIKE TAYLOR! In every argument Taylor is behind scenes and I have to give thumbs up to Andy he got the final argument between Kyle and Kim was provoked by LipsBigFoot (did you notice her lips while talking????? Booooo scary!!!)

    • error404 says:

      Of course you hate Taylor, because you’re nice and honest and all the other things Shana/Shanna/Taylor/Hughes/Taylor/Ford/Armstrong is not!

      The HWs do make for good tv though, I’ll give them that.

      • Cusi77 says:

        That is true! They are so far my favorites along with NY, they make good show and I hope Kim will use this platform to bring awareness about alcoholism and how much this desease destroys family, relationships and self esteem… She has a great opportunity to change her life for the best.

  104. NormaJean says:

    Andy to Kim : Is Kyle a bully?

    Kim to Andy: Not “normally”. I’ve never seen her be a bully “before”.

    Translation: Kyle’s a bitch but I can’t come right out and say so because she’ll kick my a$$ if I do!

  105. Katie says:

    Ramona’s Tweets – I like Ramona

    Class act the way Camille said she was sorry to Kyle
    9 minutes ago via CoTweet
    Oh goodness here they go again Kyle and Camille. Their bickering never seems to stop!
    17 minutes ago via CoTweet
    The weirdest physic I ever saw, so so bizarre
    22 minutes ago via CoTweet
    Loved the way Kim stepped in and answered the question for Kyle, showed class and love!!!
    31 minutes ago via CoTweet
    A sister should always have your back, no matter what
    36 minutes ago via CoTweet
    Kim seems very vulnerable and needs lots of TLC
    37 minutes ago via CoTweet
    I am so over Cedric why even speak about him?
    about 1 hour ago via CoTweet

  106. Katie says:

    My hope is that we are not hearing from Kim on Twitter, blogs or see her on TV shows with the other HW’s because she is somewhere privately getting some help. I really hope she is back next season or better yet that her film career takes off. I wish Kim and her kids all the best! And I don’t mean the following as a dig but I do think Kyle needs to get some help too. She gets way too angry and an learn how to cope/deal better. While Kim and Kyle praise their mom there seems to be some bad behavior that was passed on to both daughters.

    • Sha2000 says:

      It was painful to watch the reaction of the entire cast watching the scene in the limo replay.

    • nathania says:

      I’m not so sure I want to drink the kool-aid that Taylor and Kyle are serving.

      For one, Taylor is a conniving witch.

      For two, everything makes more sense now that it’s clear Kyle was the ‘ringleader’ of the housewives. So I can hear this little voice going ” i was second best all through childhood but this is MY time and for once it’s all going to be about MEEEEEEEEEEE!” followed by a nasty little cackle and a vow to fix Kim for good. I didn’t see a hint of trustworthiness in anything Kyle said or did on either reunion show. I think it was just the contrast with Camille who was so patently ridiculous that gave Kyle credibility that now it seems she did not deserve.

      I don’t see Kim needing “help” any more or less than anyone on this show except Adrienne. Camille and Taylor are probably some degree of sociopath and Kyle needs a long visit on the shrink’s couch as well. Lisa has her own with that subtle anger and codependency. NONE of them are perfect, and it’s a shame that Kim has this public stigma for something that should have been kept private until she herself was ready (if ever) to talk about it.

  107. Zipit Zarin says:

    I’m thinking that when Kyle said “Can I trade places with you Camille” and went over to sit by Kim’s side, held her hand…the affair with Taylor was ovah. I wish I knew how to make a youtube of that footage with a break-up song. The tweets from Taylor tonight prove she finally gets that blood is thicker than water. NOW she wishes the best for the sisters. Taylor, you are beyond transparent.

  108. Katie says:

    I’m not happy about these tweets from Lisa, that need Lisa has to talk or comment on everything all the time might bite her in the ass next season.

    Bet martins glad I set him up ….shoooot
    44 minutes ago via Twitterrific

    This just accelerated into a rapid decline…Kim didn’t know what she was saying at this time
    about 1 hour ago via Twitterrific

    • If You Had It Like This says:

      Exactly. This speaks to my comments on Amber RW’s comment above! Exactly what I mean but I won’t bore you by retyping it!

    • Amber...Real Wife says:

      I done told you people about Lisa! She is a slick witch. Biting, insulting comments wrapped in saccharine. You know I get tired of being right! 🙂

      • Katie says:

        Well we know she’s not the best judge of character = Cedric
        So who else is she wrong about?

        • Amber...Real Wife says:

          Herself! She’s wrong to think she’s not taking a hit to her “nicest housewife” persona. She’s slowly but surely shown her sliding over to the dark side, where she has a condo in Boca! LOL

  109. boston02127 says:

    So long BH. Can’t stand cow tongue Kyle or LippyMcFlap. I still hate Jill Zarin most!
    Going to go finish The Glass Castle. Good night everyone.

  110. Katie says:

    IF there is any damaging footage of Kim, Andy has an interesting choice to make. Based on Kim’s decision to keep it private will he respect that or IF he has some scenes of her drunk will he use it and exploit her situation?

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      Interesting that KYLE tweeted she’s the one who wants to leave the country after seeing the commercial of the Lost Footage. And not Kim.

    • error404 says:

      I think they lost a big draw with the Kelsey divorce, but Camille succeeded in making herself a star and therefore a “viewer draw”. But what I really want to say is, Kim is the only not “nobody” on the show, and how could Bravo do a RHoBH without at least one has-been former celebrity, so I know a lot of people think Saint Kyle got her sister this job but I suspect Kyle’s ability to bring in her famous sister was Bravo’s carrot. So, to make a long story short, no. I think Bravo wants Kim more than they want “truth” so they will probably placate her to keep her.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Bravo’s decision to leave the alcoholic reveal in the finale pretty much confirms that this season was difficult to film. IMO – they won’t show any “lost footage” because it is the elephant in the room. If the sisters want to keep it private then I respect that.

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        Why? They can’t unring the bell- they showed the fight in the limo and all the accusations that surrounded it.

        While they can’t MAKE the sisters talk about it at the reunion- they sure can and will show what film they want to.

        • Rabble-do you think there is any footage? i really think
          they would have showed it by now-
          since when have
          they not shown damning footage? if there is, I agree w/
          you and we’ll see it next week-
          I have not seen one “scene” where i thought Kim was in
          an altered state. Kyle seemed more altered to me-
          zero to 60 in 10 seconds flat-

          • Rabble Rouser says:

            I don’t think they have anything were we would also say “Kim’s wasted” because Kim is just so hard to read.
            I think that if Kim does have a history with substance abuse- that even if she had a glass of wine- it would be cause for alarm and concern.

            I think alcohol played into many of the fights- and from what I saw had the least effect on Kim. Taylor still can’t get her story and lies straight.

      • nathania says:

        lol.

        If there is any footage out there to be had, we have seen it.

        They didn’t show it because they don’t HAVE it. They had to resort to making a champagne toast at the end just to see if Kim would drink, because that’s how tacky Bravo is, how desperate and reaching for ratings and a story.

        At at least a couple of the parties Kim was asked if she wanted a drink and at least on two different occasions I heard her say “I’m good”. So she at least knows enough to limit herself while on camera. I don’t think Taylor is telling the truth about Kim being in an altered state…I think when Kim gets put on the spot, she gets her words all mixed up and people can say that she’s ‘drunk’ if they have an ulterior motive like Taylor does (that of kissing Kyle’s arse). Taylor really is piling up the bad karma still, that comment she made about the tabloids is suspect, it made me think there is some dirt out there about her just ready to come out. Couldn’t happen to a witchier person.

  111. WindyCityWondering says:

    Lots to ponder and need to watch again……what I can say is we are one reunion closer to RHNY! Everybody stay safe and warm.

  112. Amber...Real Wife says:

    OMG LMAO Did Paul’s kids break his nose into a movie star’s nose? He looks different. Makeover to go with the accidentally broken shnoz. Check. Grow some facial hair and coiffe the mane. Check. Adrienne is still gonna kick my ass all day and night. Check.

  113. TLM says:

    My opinion of Camille is unchanged. Sick of hearing her say, “Ouch,” when something purely factual is said to her, but it’s ok for her to throw insults and recruit people to attack others. I think she actually said, “I’ve never attacked anyone.” Really? Did we not all just watch the tape with one nasty thing after another that she said this season? And giggling with vulture Allison Dubious when she said she can tell Kyle when she will die, and saying her Mauricio loves more than his nannies? God I can’t stand this vile piece of trash. I’m so sure it was Kyle’s saying “delusional” once that trashed your reputation, Camille. If that’s what you really think, you ARE delusional.

    Even after everything Camille said and did to Kyle, she gave Camille an out by saying she thought Camille believed what she was saying. Even that was no good for Camille. She takes no responsibility for anything. I think Camille is the one who needed a target, not Kyle. Camille’s motivation is just so obvious. Everything she accused Kyle of is what Camille herself was feeling. Her marriage was falling apart and she was angry and jealous of Kyle, and being the kind of person she is, she had to put Kyle down to make herself feel better. Why don’t you go spread your legs again on a tugboat in front of the Statue of Liberty, Camille. Freaking skank.

  114. If You Had It Like This says:

    So let me get this straight ..Kyle is a little “strong” sometimes and her mom was also “strong”? So strong is the new word for angry, controlling bitch? Cool.

    • error404 says:

      except it’s not new. “strong” was code word for bitch who’s been kicked around by life back in the 60s and 70s. Nene is definately a “Strong black woman” for ex.

  115. mbdea says:

    Gee Vile-Kyle, would’ve, could’ve, should’ve. Did non on the women on ANY of these shows learn anything? The cameras are like modern-day mirrors. It’s REAL for a reason. They can blame a lot on editing but these “mirrors” don’t LIE! How you like you NOW, Kyle?

    Taylor, you barely know these women and YOU clearly have your own sick issues now you wanna sit-in on these sisters’ relationship running your mouth? Just SHUT THE FUCK UP!

    Soooo, glad Andy called Taylor on starting the fight. Yes, you did Taylor, you DID. Effing strega stirring the pot.

    Ok and if Kim has a drinking problem, um, how effing insensitive of Vile-Kyle to sit there sipping on her champagne.

    LOVING that Andy has FINALLY chosen to read the emails that ask the real questions and hold all these women’s feet to the fire…more so than in previous reunion shows.

    • Brigid A. says:

      LOL! Did you see Taylor’s shocked reaction when Andy threw out that comment to her near the end? Could NOT believe Andy had the guts to tell Taylor it was her fault!!! There was Taylor’s moment to acknowledge, laugh at herself and move on, but nooooo, she got all defensive. She saw Camille acknowledge some pretty ridiculous behavior and demonstrate the ability to laugh at herself. I cannot stand Taylor.

  116. If You Had It Like This says:

    Was anyone disappointed that they didn’t ask Mauricio questions about Kyle? Maybe her temper? Also, I was a little shocked he didn’t ask him what he thought about her relationship with her sister. Would have been an interesting perspective.

    • DarkSonnet says:

      Beads of sweat would have appeared on his brow. He doesn’t want his azz kickec on the way home in the limo.

      I don’t think this is the first time that VileKyle has shown physical actions as an accessory to her anger management issues.

      • NormaJean says:

        I agree with you there. Kyle seems like she’s gone after Kim before. I also get the sense that if you cross Kyle she’ll come at you like a rabid dog.

        • nathania says:

          She doesn’t hide it well either. There wasn’t really a point to her continuing to be so hell-fired and determined to go after Camille tonight. I mean, Camille is divorcing. She lost her marriage and she made a laughing-stock of herself on national television. It’s curious to me why Kyle still wanted a pound of flesh from her. I guess because Kyle feels like Camille lied about what she said? I don’t get it, and when Kim was asked to explain the situation I still didn’t quite understand the explanation…who was it that was suddenly crying and who Kim thought was in the wrong. Andy said Kim looked like she was about to blow but I’m not sure at whom.

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      I was hopeful but not shocked. Same ole same ole non resolutions.

    • DarkSonnet says:

      Beads of sweat would have appeared on his brow. He doesn’t want his azz kicked on the way home in the limo.

      I don’t think this is the first time that Kyle has shown physical actions as an accessory to her anger management issues.

    • mbdea says:

      He’s Latino and having grown up in Mexico he knows better. Despite this show, I’m sure he still knows enough NOT to sacar sus trapitos al sol.

    • error404 says:

      I think that behind all of the bs there is the grain of truth.

      Camille may have had a sham marriage, but it was a marriage, so I don’t doubt that it’s decay stressed her out and made her act her worst.

      Kyle may put Kim down on a daily basis, but I think trying to hide her sister’s drinking while filming a reality show stressed her out and made her act her worst.

      So, in short, I kinda believe them all when they say this isn’t the way Kyle usually is.

      Beyond that, I find Maury two ways: 1. He’s a born salesman, so anything he might have answered would have been slick and neutral, and 2. He’s the kind of guy who would rather have peace than truth. His “happy wife + happy life” comment was telling.

      • If You Had It Like This says:

        Agreed. Mauricio is definitely a charmer. He would have been a politician with his answers if asked anything controversial.

        I think perhaps when Camille started sensing her marriage was falling apart she got much edgier and was probably trying to cover a bit. I also think she doesn’t seem as comfortable in front of the camera as some of the other girls. Not as good an actress. She’s awkward and nervous and says very bizarre things. “Camera balls” don’t seem to work very well for her.

      • nathania says:

        The thing is though, with the Kyle/Kim situation, the other ladies were Kyle’s friends, they heard only her side, and they mostly were not around Kim. So really, they would not know what the truth was, they would not know what she is like as far as the bullying. Her zeal to denigrate her sister on national television speaks for itself.

    • Sparkles says:

      I agree, that was a missed opportunity. But who knows, maybe Andy did ask Mauricio and the answer was too boring/non-answerish.

  117. Zipit Zarin says:

    We’ll NEVER find out why Kyle’s nanny packed her bags and slipped out during the night. For instance.

    • error404 says:

      Oh, I though “medium” allison du Bois answered that for us. 😛

    • error404 says:

      I know I’ll regret asking this, but what does a stay at home mom need a nanny for anyways? Not to be rude, but at least Camille has like 20 houses to speak to managers about as well as pretending to work in production.

      • Zipit Zarin says:

        I had a nanny 3 times. Not 3 nannies at once. I was a stay at home mother. My ex is/was an art dealer who just had to be on trips to Europe all the time. So exhausting porking everyone around the world. I had nannies because being a parent is inherently a two person job. (I’m not going to debate that, even tho single parent advocates beg to differ). I only had one house at a time..so low class. So, don’t regret asking. I had the ability to hire help and think I was a better parent because of it. I had to fire the French nanny tho. She slapped my son’s face and stole my undies. The New Zealand nannies were the best. Honest, loved the opportunity and became beloved. Unlike Cedric

      • Rabble Rouser says:

        If I was rich, I don’t know if I would get a ‘nanny’ but I would get a mommy’s helper. Have you ever tried to drag to toddler’s out to the park and to the car who don’t want to leave?

    • Sparkles says:

      That’s another question I wish we’d seen asked. Maybe Kyle lost her temper at the nanny.

  118. KookADoodleDo says:

    I really think Kim handled herself quite well & showed lots of class during the reunion. She has stated many times that she does not like confrontation & drama throughout the season. Unfortunately, some of her castmates have used that to their advantage. It was so disturbing to watch Kim cower and flinch when she was attacked. I really believe she has some sort of PTSD from being abused throughout her life by her Mom. Kyle has carried on her mothers personality & abusive ways.
    Perhaps drinking has been a way for Kim to cope with her past. I wish her well & hope that she can slay whatever dragons she is struggling with!

    • VincenzoNewYork says:

      Omg!! I agree… my theory was that she had a nervous breakdown/anxiety/depression and alcohol abuse was just comorbid with her anxiety disorder.

      • Zipit Zarin says:

        That’s the second time you’ve used the word comorbid. I had to look it up. Not that I don’t love learning a new word because I do! I will be using it in a sentence all week 😀

        • error404 says:

          OMG are you saying Vincenzo IS Camille! lol

          • VincenzoNewYork says:

            @Error404: lol. I had too look up the word pernicious…I’ve never heard of it before. It does sound like what it is defined as..lol.
            hurtful, deadly, wicked, {nefarious(did camille use that too this season?)}
            I do like Camille…She and Lisa are now number 1..they share it..I really want to know is why would someone with a BA in English Literature end up doing soft core porn and posing for playboy. She had an education!!! I am not saying that all porn stars are uneducated, but why choose that route when you have a degree to fall on?

        • VincenzoNewYork says:

          @Zipit: lol. I took a course in special education and we learned about all of the learning disabilities, and the word ‘comorbid’ was used every day!! I just looked it up to make sure I was using it properly lol.

      • If You Had It Like This says:

        I agree! I read that someone who knew her said that if she’s an alcoholic she certainly hides it well. Less about being a Charlie Sheen kind of drunk and more about depression and anxiety and self-medicating.

        • VincenzoNewYork says:

          @If…..: I agree..if she was silent and really didn’t harm anyone, then let her be. She doesn’t seem to be violent and doesn’t exhibit any of the Charlie Sheen characteristics.. I can’t see her as raging alcoholic until I see pure footage of it.

          • If You Had It Like This says:

            Right V. Although she does still have children who live with her and they probably do see it. It’s likely hardest for them. That’s something I haven’t really been factoring in and in fairness, Kyle may be dealing with that some.

    • nathania says:

      It’s really sad to think about but I can totally see it. She has always had a bit of a look of bewilderment on her face, like she didn’t know what was coming next but she was afraid it wasn’t going to be good, even from her very early roles.

      Taylor was such a complete witch for making the reference to ‘her state of mind’ that night. She is just an evil troll, gah…I can’t stand her, she’s worse than KKB by a long shot. She hates Kim beyond all reason and sanity,it’s really disgusting.

      One thing I thought was interesting was that in Lisa’s blog she referred to “Taylor’s birthday party” as the FINALE party, right off the bat, which is what everyone suspected. So when Taylor said, “it’s my party so stay away from me” that was yet another lie. Sigh…Taylor is completely disgusting, I hope she gets her due.

  119. VincenzoNewYork says:

    Notice at the end when they had their champagne that Andy said that they had a choice between the real one….. or the sparkling cider….am I reading way too into it? I need to process all of this and a recap to formulate an opinon…However, I respect Kim’s privacy to remain silent.
    Good Night!

  120. DarkSonnet says:

    Would anyone care to hazard a guess as to what Cedric’s “story” will be?

    I’m surprised that he appears to be doing it for free rather than promoting a tell all book like he was earlier in the week.

    Maybe he feels the need to get his story out in the public as soon as possible to deflect any negativity? What can he possibly say?

    • error404 says:

      I think he already told the gist of it.

      The van der Pump household is like lost footage from “My Man Godfrey”.

      Lisa apparently is such a bored spoiled rich housewife that she fell for the charms of a lying cheating swindling gigelo.

      Like duh!

      • error404 says:

        Oh, and yeah. Lisa made him listen to her stupid stories and didn’t pay him wages for it, just room and board. Even Paris let Nicole Richie have her own paycheck!

        • Zipit Zarin says:

          What a complete DUMBASS! He was even in the Will! All he had to do was not be annoying and look busy! Even when people pointed out to her how he wasn’t working at the restaurant she believed her lying eyes. I thought of the movie with Michael Caine and Steve Martin in Cannes scamming rich idiots.

          • nathania says:

            You are right about that. He sure didn’t play his cards right. I am sure he will land on his feet, though, I heard he was dating Lance Bass at some point a while back…it’s a shame it ended so badly.

            But I think Ken was threatened by Cedric and probably had a bad feeling about him.

  121. mbdea says:

    Wait! Did I just see Gretchen from the RHOC in another TurboTax spot?

  122. lillybee says:

    I don’t understand why Kim is the alcholic while both Ramona and Kim Z both who always have a glass in their hands get a pass.

    • Zipit Zarin says:

      And Andy who drinks with impunity on WWHL.

      • nathania says:

        Sadly, she really missed an opportunity to respond with something like, “It’s possible, Andy…I drink almost as much as you do.” Or something witty. But Kim is not like that, Kim is straight-forward, uncalculating, what you see is what you get. Come to think of it, it makes complete sense that someone like Taylor would attack Kim because Taylor is the antithesis of Kim.

    • mbdea says:

      Well, look carefully at the toast they all do at the end of the reunion. Kim’s glass seems to hold water while the rest had champagne (?)

      If I’m Kim’s PR person, I would advice Kim to own-up to her alcoholism. On the one hand, she gets the help she needs without the pressure if keeping is a “secret” and on the other, she can turn this into an opportunity to speak against alcoholism. I mean Hollywood loves celebs who turn their lives around (e.g. Martin Downey Jr).

    • error404 says:

      because, as someone posted earlier, it only “alcoholism” once your sibling screams it out as such on TV! lol

  123. mbdea says:

    Kim still seems to hesitate about Kyle’s bullying of her. It’s like she wants to say “YES, she treats me like crap and that fight in the limo shows just how awful and abusive she really is.”

    It’s like Kyle is holding something over Kim and Kim is terrified of her, either because of it –or just because of how vile Kyle can get.

    • nathania says:

      I think she really loves Kyle and she’s kind of oblivious to the worst of Kyle’s nature. It seems to take her by surprise every time it happens.

      Kyle really annoyed me tonight. I am starting to think she and Camille are the least mature cast members, no wonder they don’t get along, they are a lot alike, but with different temperments.

    • Kansas Girl says:

      I think it all goes back to the love/hate with the mother. I think they are unable to see how terribly they were treated as they were raised and are perpetuating that kind of relationship. I feel so bad for them because they are kind of trapped by their perceptions and doomed to repeat. Interesting that Kim said Kyle is most like the mother. According to that book, Kim idolized her mother more than the other girls. So has she transferred that to Kyle?

      I’m very frustrated by watching this. There is a big “thing” they all seem to know that has driven what we’ve seen. If they vowed (or signed contracts) to not mention it, we would not know it was there. But they’ve alluded to it again and again, and then when we ask, we’re told they won’t talk about it. Unfair. Either include it or don’t, but don’t hint and then refuse to talk.

  124. ches says:

    Could somebody please tweet Andy and tell him before he ever decides to question the lying Taylor again, to Click Here and order 2 of these in L-large.

    And as for Jill and her “Sqweez Couture”, it would be nice if she had an actual waist before she started hawking body shaping undergarments. It’s like a bald woman selling styling gel. And that name? She should change it to Skanx.

  125. mbdea says:

    Partial repost from earlier today:
    She’s a “brand?” I would say she’s a generic brand label or worst –a badly concocted knock-off. In mean-girl speak, a desperate wannabe. Bleh!

    Jill, you’ll do just as well hawking your “wares” from the trunk of your car –in an alley!

  126. California35 says:

    Bethenny on Ellen this Friday 🙂

  127. lillybee says:

    I think Bravo should drop the wives of BH and instead do a show about the husbands. I loved them all especially Ken.

  128. MSU Chicago says:

    The thing that struck me was when Andy was asking the “ladies” about regrets, that after Kim said she made friends, Adrienne and Kim grabbed hands. Call me sentimental, but that touched me. I hope Adrienne has a secret loathing for Kyle. I bet she does!

    • Brigid A. says:

      I saw that gesture and found it very touching, too. Notice Adrienne has been seated next to Kim at both reunions. IMO, Adrienne wants to avoid drama, but she intervened at Taylor’s party and in the limo. She has class, a level head and empathy and I think she may just be my favorite HW.

  129. WSL says:

    California35 says:

    February 1, 2011 at 6:49 pm
    Thanks Quincy 

    Don’t judge me, I have one…hey I didn’t have this blog yet

    California. My neighbor has a parakeet whose cage is the size of the book if u wanna make good use of the book; I could see if she wants it.

    Sorry Cal, she said her bird said “no $hit”!

    • California35 says:

      You are funny 😛
      I was excited thinking i would get to see and learn more about the wives… I did like the pictures….but didn’t learn much. There was a page of the NY map showing where each NY wive live (or lived), that i liked. Maybe there is more interested stuff, but I put away.

  130. WSL says:

    lillybee says:

    February 1, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Jill runs with a fabulous circle of people. (Notice she doesn’t say friends

    Yes she is always Running after them !

  131. WSL says:

    Lord,

    In the quiet of the morning hour,
    I come to Thee for peace,
    For wisdom and power
    To view the world today
    through love-filled eyes;
    To be patient, understanding,
    gentle and wise
    To see beyond what seems to
    be,and
    To know thy chilldren
    As Thou knowest them;
    Let nothing but the good
    in anyone behold;
    Make deaf my ears to slander that
    is told;
    Silence my tongue to words un
    kind.
    Let only thoughts that bless
    Dwell in my mind.
    Let me so kindly be, so full of
    cheer,
    That all I meet may feel
    Thy presence near.
    O clothe me in Thy beauty,
    this I pray,
    Let me reveal Thee,
    Lord, through all the day.

  132. WSL says:

    Normajean is it correct to assume you r named for Marilyn Monroe ?
    Have a safe day.

  133. Sparkles says:

    Taylor apologizing to Kim via Twitter is so clearly a PR move. Were it not for all the fans on the Internet (you know, us cowards) bashing Taylor, she wouldn’t be doing it. We haven’t even seen Kim use Twitter for weeks, but Taylor doesn’t care if Kim doesn’t read the message since it was designed for the public.

    BTW, Taylor got off so easy on the Reunion. Where was that promised explanation of her name change? And once again, Taylor brings up Kim’s state of mind…yet we’ve now seen a video of Taylor appearing to be publicly intoxicated.

  134. HD says:

    Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I TOTALLY SUCK! I fell asleep before the reunion!! I know Lynn is going to blog but will someone PLEASE tell me what Cedric did that got him kicked out?!!! Was his whole life a lie?

    Also PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me did Kim admit that she was an alcoholic!!

    Please help me everyone!! 🙂

    • error404 says:

      Kim and Kyle both pled the 5th and refused to talk about any “personal” family matters when asked and both said they wanted to just forget that night in the limo and not talk about it or relive it.

    • error404 says:

      Cedric wasn’t exactly kicked out. Ken scolded him for some typical thing like not being tidy, so he suddenly packed up his stuff and left in a tissy. Then he asked to meet them in Ken’s office the next day, where they insinuate he tried to blackmail them asking for money or he’ll spill all of their secrets. That’s why they now hate him.

      • HD says:

        Thank you, Error! Sheesh…all the build up and that’s it?! No talk of the limo? How do you not talk about the limo?!

    • Katie says:

      Bravo has some of the clips up in the video section.

      • error404 says:

        not sure why I would want to see such a thing again, but I can’t get the little “Cedric’s 15 minutes” video to play.

        • HD says:

          I watched the show this morning. They had the full episode on. I have to say this was the best I have seen Andy at a reunion. Normally he just skates by stuff.

  135. boston02127 says:

    Good morning….another snow day. Sleet & slippery. They even closed the Registry of Motor Vehicals.

  136. WindyCityWondering says:

    Last night was disappointing because Bravo continues to think all we want to see on the housewives franchises are fights! The questions were pretty standard but not answered fully to our satisfaction. I am sad that Lisa/Cedric and Kim’s condition will continue to play out over the internet in the months to come. Who would have thought that the real drama would come from the 90201 zip code!

    Did anyone catch Teresa’s “I sort of miss Danielle” piece yesterday? The pictures were not flattering but all I could think was “go to jail! go to jail already!”

  137. Zoey says:

    I think my favorite part of the reunion was when Andy looked at Taylor and said ‘You started it!’, referring to the fight at her birthday party. Of course she replies by laughing her fake ass laugh. ‘What did I start?’ she says, bending forward laughing. She has two behaviors- laugh off everything in a fake manner, or angry. Is there a real Taylor??
    Oh, I forgot the fake tears.

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