I Hate Jill Zarin The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – Reunion Part Two
Now we’re getting somewhere, some new information.
I admit that I was a bit surprised that two such smart business people like Lisa and Ken were taken by a con man. I honestly would have thought that they would have checked out his story over the course of 15 years especially prior to letting him live in their home. I was completely shocked that Lisa said that Cedric was in her will, and happy to hear that she’s changed that.
It sounds like everyone in their lives have been warning them, why would Lisa not have made a few simple phone calls to check on some information just to confirm, I’m sure she would have found out fairly easily that this man was lying about his history.
It is surprising that Cedric would have blown his meal ticket so quickly and easily, he probably could have carried this on indefinitely had he just played along. I would bet Lisa and Ken would even have hooked this guy up with a job or even his own little business. Cedric still could have spent weekends and holidays with this couple and mooched off of them for many years to come.
I hope that no tabloid pays him a dime for his story, particularly since it is clearly all bullshit. I really like Lisa and Kim so while I’d love to shake them just like Cedric would but for completely different reasons. I can see that they both feel like completely idiots for being taken to the cleaners like they were.
Lisa is a class act and she really did not deserve to be treated this way, they’re a great couple with amazing humor and love for each other. It’s sad that they were crushed by that piece of garbage.
Someone tweeted that Cedric was out in West Hollywood while the show aired trying to get people to believe him. He may find one or two fools but his work will be in vain.
Taylor Armstrong has to be the least likable and probably the most hated housewife of the moment. I felt absolutely no sympathy for this woman as they rolled footage of her issues in her marriage. Her opening line of “It looks like I’ve got it all, but I want more” is so accurate. She wants Camille’s money, Kyle’s husband and Kim completely out of the picture.
This woman isn’t satisfied with the husband she married, she is trying to change him yet she remains the same. Taylor wants to take and take but never give anything back. It seems as though Taylor married Russell because he could take her away from it all and give her the Beverly Hills lifestyle. Unfortunately that came with a workaholic, unromantic, robot-like husband, you get what you pay for Taylor!
By the time a women reaches the age of 39 years old, she should know better than to ever try to come between two sisters. Taylor is trying to do just that and she’s never going to win and has managed to look like a complete snake for trying.
Taylor wants to be besties with Kyle Richards but she clashes with Kyle’s sister Kim and with Kyle’s good friend Lisa. Taylor is attempting the divide and conquer, Lisa sees right through Taylor and calls her out on all of her nonsense.
Adrienne was, once again, a non-entity in tonight’s show. It is unfortunate because I really like Adrienne, she seems like a good person with a happy marriage. Bravo just wasn’t able to make enough of a show out of a couple lovingly bickering.
We did learn that Adrienne’s brothers are single and available, you single ladies should book the next flight to Las Vegas and try to snag one of those guys! I was surprised that Adrienne wasn’t a bit more diplomatic when refusing to set one of them up with Kim Richards, she said that Kim was a bit “stand-offish”. I’m not sure that was the appropriate word to use, how about “neurotic” or “high-maintenance”?
Kim was asked outright if she was an alcoholic and she didn’t really answer the question, she did say “no” but she added that she didn’t want to talk about the night of the fight with her sister. Andy wasn’t able to get either sister to talk about the fight, most likely a pact that they made prior to filming. I have to say I’m really glad they both refused to discuss the details of that evening. It was dark and dismal enough to watch the first time, I don’t think I could have watched the two sisters going at it on the reunion as well.
Andy did call Taylor out for starting the battle between the two sisters, of course Taylor denied it and continues to blame it on the fact that Kim stood up. Is anyone buying this woman’s bullshit? Taylor Armstrong confronted Kim with aggression and anger, and the entire night blew into oblivion simply because Kim stood up? Taylor went after Kim with guns blazing. I am not a fan.
Kyle has to share part of the blame here as well, she didn’t wait for any explanation or want to hear what Kim had to say, she immediately thought that Kim created a scene at Taylor’s birthday party. Actually Taylor created a scene at her own birthday party and Kyle added to the drama. Kim felt ganged up on and that is exactly what happened.
In the end the sisters hugged and Kim told Kyle that she loves her, Kyle remained silent and it was a loud silence that was obvious as Kyle continued to hold a grudge with not only Camille but with her sister as well.
Taylor chimed in with her two cents saying that it was difficult to watch the sister’s with their long history fighting the way that they did. Taylor loved every minute of it, the longer she could keep Kyle to herself, the better. Taylor’s face just dropped (and not from her Botox failing) when Kyle switched seats with Camille.
I have to give Camille a lot of credit, she took everything she’d done and everything she said and she owned it. Camille apologized when appropriate and really seemed sincere. She said some really nice things about Kyle that she didn’t have to say and that Kyle certainly didn’t deserve. Kyle continued to beat up on Camille even after the apologies. I am not a fan!
Camille Grammer, I sincerely apologize.
I certainly misjudged Camille, I called her many of the names that Andy Cohen rattled off during part one of the reunion, in fact Cohen could have gotten every one of those adjective right here on this blog. Yes, she said some hurtful, awful things but Camille was sincere in her apologies and has even hired Maricio back to handle all of her real estate needs. Maricio is going to be an even richer man working for Camille Grammer once that divorce is final.
Kyle continued to be ungracious and actually seemed to enjoy the bickering with Camille, she didn’t want to see it all ending. I don’t recall hearing Kyle apologize to Camille for all of the awful things she said about Camille.
I wasn’t exactly sure why the husband’s were brought on, with the exception of Ken talking about Cedric they didn’t add a whole lot to the reunion. This seems to be the new thing to do, I am going to go out on a limb and guess that they’re not going to do that in Atlanta. (Have you seen Peter’s comments about the Housewives and Bravo? Wow!)
The ladies relived the dinner party at Camille’s house with the mentally insane Allison Dubois. This woman’s facial expressions just reek of the devil, if that was simply the result of alcohol, this woman should never drink again as long as she lives. Even Camille admitted that she was uncomfortable and that things went a bit too far after the ladies left and Allison started talking about the ladies dying and their children going missing.
I have to give Camille credit here once again, as Lisa explained that Camille had begun to slide the drinks away from Allison. Clearly it didn’t help a whole lot but it did confirm that Camille knew that Allison had too much to drink and was trying to stop the madness.
While we all agree that Allison was a wackadoodle, she is Camille’s friend and she drank too much, I am once again giving Camille kudos for refusing to speak against her friend at the reunion.
Camille completely turned this season around for herself during the reunion and I believe that she was sincere. She probably has top of the line PR People, unlike Zarin who got those bargain basement guys from E! Network.
Now for the first IHJZ Housewives Award – to be awarded at every Housewives season end and will be named after our beloved New York Housewives.
The Jill Zarin Award for the most Hated housewife – Taylor Armstrong
The Bethenny Frankel Award for the Funniest Housewife – Lisa Vanderpump
The Sonja Morgan Award for most Neutral Housewife – Adrienne Maloof
The Kelly Bensimon Award for most Zoned Out Housewife – Kim Richards
The Ramona Singer Award for most Insulting Housewife – Kyle Richards
The Countess Luann Award for most Rotten Husband Housewife – Camille Grammer
Some of the ladies Tweets tonight, with Bravo’s Talk Bubble running, there were a whole lot of Housewives commenting, including Lisa Vanderpump:
@LisaVanderpump: And for the record Cedric was paid the same as any body else that worked for us……
Taylor didn’t have much to say after her first few Tweets she basically got ripped apart by Twitter ville:
@TaylorATweets: I regret my conflict with Kim, deeply.
Taylor clearly didn’t take any responsibility for the huge battle between Kim and Kyle, when it was evident that Taylor was not going to apologize, I tweeted this:
@LynnNChicago to: @TaylorATweets You REGRET your conflict with Kim? Why not apologize for creating the huge fight between sisters?
My tweet above was re-tweeted so many times that it became a “Top Tweet” and so I’m fairly sure Taylor saw it. No, I’m positive that Taylor saw it because she has blocked me from following her on Twitter. (she joins a long and distinguished list of Housewives who block me) It was either that tweet or the article “Portrait of a Housewife” on Taylor.
That article can be found here:
Finally after so many people telling Taylor that she’s a snake and some other creative adjectives, she tweeted this:
@TaylorATweets: Regrets…we need an entire hour for this topic. Sorry Kim.
Really Taylor? That’s the best you’ve got? Keep it!
Kyle was also in Bravo’s Talk Bubble, here are some of the things that she had to say:
@KyleRichards18: Just saw the trailer for the lost footage…thinking I just may move out of the country for now.
Kyle retweeted a post from a fan of the show:
TweeterX TO @KyleRichards18 Ur sister said she loved you 10 times tonight and hugged u and said so, but you NEVER told her u loved her back! Nasty!
Kyle then explained that her 3-year old daughter re-tweeted it while playing with her phone:
@KyleRichards18: My baby Portia retweeted some rude tweets. haha! Oops
@KyleRichards18: I DID tell Kim I love her…not everything makes the cut b/c of time. I guess they figured its obvious…?
@KyleRichards18: Portia was on my lap and hit the retweet button. NO clue how. At least it was bad about me or nobody would believe SHE did it
Kyle claims that she did tell Kim that she loved her as they hugged but Bravo edited it out? Wow Kyle, she really is a lot like Jill Zarin, she expects us to believe that? As the two women hugged clearly Kim said, “I love you” and Kyle said nothing. You can’t spin that.
Adrienne Maloof was asked by a fan on Twitter if the Palms Hotel gives discounts to military families as her husband just got back from Afghanistan and she wants to take him there. Adrienne offered this couple two free nights at the Palms. This woman really is the definition of class, grace and style!
Joining Adrienne, Kyle, Camille, Taylor and Lisa on Twitter in Bravo’s Talk Bubble were Sonja Morgan and Ramona Singer of The Real Housewives of New York and Gretchen Rossi from The Real Housewives of Orange County. Bravo had their usual PR person and producer joining in.
If you can’t get enough of the Beverly Hills Housewives you’re in luck, a lost footage episode is coming up and Bravo’s web site is loaded down with follow-up’s and videos of the ladies. Here is a tidbit from Lisa Vanderpump:
The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion part one will air February 13, in the meantime you can read about Cynthia’s husband Peter and his thoughts on the other Atlanta ladies here:
I can’t figure out why he is publicly slamming the other Atlanta housewives, maybe he doesn’t want his wife to appear on the show again next season. Possibly he won’t be around next season if Cynthia does come back? Peter even gives it to NeNe who clearly adored him, the only one who got a bit of a break from the angry, inarticulate and vulgar Peter Thomas is Kandi, but he called her naïve. Does anyone else believe that Peter had been drinking shortly before giving this interview? I’m guessing that Cynthia is mortified.
Tonight marks the return of Top Chef All Stars after last week’s unexplained no show, complete recap tomorrow right here at IHJZ Web Site.
Don’t forget to look for the sub-blog within a blog, the “I love Jill Zarin” posts by QuincyIL, remember that she did fall down and hit her head so go easy on her. LOL
Until Next Time…..