I Hate Jill Zarin Tabatha’s Salon Takeover / Inside The Actors Studio

I Hate Jill Zarin Tabatha’s Salon Takeover & Inside The Actors Studio

Tabatha’s Salon Takeover

Quincy has done double duty today and for the first time ever on IHJZ we have a recap of Bravo’s Inside The Actors Studio very well written by Quincy in addition to her great write up of Tabatha’s Salon Takeover.

Thanks Quincy, fantastic job today!

Tabatha Salon Takeover Week Eight

Tabatha goes to the “A Star is Born Salon” in Mission Viejo, California. The owner, Joy, is distraught when she answers a call from Tabatha. Tabatha is shocked at Joy’s depression and is surprised that Joy thinks she should close her business and fire everyone. Joy has owned the business for 32 years, but the salon began to fail when Joy had to care for her dying parents. The long term employees have become disrespectful and lazy.

Surveillance

The hidden camera has recorded the employees cutting their own hair with customers sitting in chairs waiting. One stylist took a nap in the break room. Joy tells Tabatha that she has given up trying to manage the salon as she feels it is hopeless. Tabatha tells her that she won’t give up and asks for the keys.

Staff Meeting

The staff is surprised and happy to see Tabatha. Tabatha notes that the salon has no place for children’s parties. She tours the facility with the staff and finds that it is filthy. They use sponges on the chairs and then on the children. There is a carpet of hair on the floor. The cookie jars are filthy and Tabatha dares a stylist to eat a cookie from the dirty jar. The stylist eats the cookie. The staff blames the condition of the salon on Joy, the owner. There is no housekeeper and they do not feel cleaning is their job. Tabatha feels the staff is complacent and that they are lazy. Joy feels that this is the death of her business. The stylists are making less money than a couple of years ago. They say the failure is Joy’s fault as she is MIA.

Assessment

Tabatha had pageant girls come to the salon for pageant hair. The children have photos and hair extensions. Some of the little girls show signs of hair dyes. A stylist complains that a child’s hair if fine. Tabatha does not like her comments in front of the child. Stacy, a stylist, refuses the fall that a mother offers and does a poor job on the “up do.” Joy loves the children and enjoys styling pageant hair. One mother says that she would come back the salon with her daughter’s friends. Tabatha feels that “the staff doesn’t give a shit.” Rosa, a stylist, has done a great job, but she is embarrassed that the people around her were criticized.

Consultation

Tabatha takes Joy to lunch at a indoor playground facility. They eat pizza and drink water. Joy has gone from depression to euphoria. She loves children and thinks she can save her business. The children come in and Tabatha wants to leave.

Clean up

Tabatha has the stylists get on their knees to scrub the floor. They are not happy. Tabatha feels that the staff is dysfunctional and she wants them to take pride in their salon. They throw out the cookies, cookie jar, the sponges for chairs, and toys.

Renovation

The staff does not like the color choices for the walls. They are yellow and different shades of blue. There are giant stars all over the salon. The theme is Hollywood and there is a red carpet in the entrance. Joy likes the changes. They receive new chairs and new mats. There is a new computer with Millennium software. There is a stage with a microphone and a nice camera to take photo of children. There is a birthday party area. Tabatha gives the staff a policy manual.

Clients return

One of the pageant girls brings her friends for hair styling and a birthday party. The children enjoy the experience and the stylists seem to be trying harder. Joy is joyful. At one point Tabatha has a conversation with some children. The children are quiet and Tabatha seems uncomfortable. She tells us that she communicates better with the children than some staff.
We see the girls enjoying the cake with candles. Joy takes photos of the children.

Final Consolations

Joy is happy and feels that she is ready to lead again. She tells the staff that she is ready to fire anyone who refuses to conform. Tabatha is hopeful that the salon will succeed.

Six Week Check Up

Tabatha returns to find the salon has increased the income. Joy is thankful and the stylists look happy. They are working together to help the business succeed. The salon is clean. The stylists tell Tabatha that they have a new outlook. They seem to have taken pride in their new salon. Tabatha feels this will be a successful children’s salon.

I have to add my two cents here, this had to be one of the most disguistingly dirty salons that Tabatha has ever stepped into. The worst part is that it was a salon that handles children and for it to be so incredibly dirty was revolting.

This salon owner, Joy, was the biggest cry baby that Tab’s has ever dealt with. Wow! She cried when Tabatha got there, she cried when the salon was rennovated, she cried when things got better.

Finally, I don’t think that those two long-term employees should have been let off the hook quite so easily. They both had horrible attitudes, blamed the owner for all of their failures and refused to change. I personally would have fired them both.

I’m excited about the episode that Tabatha talked about when I interviewed her on Reality Buzz, she mentioned that they would be re-visting some of the past season salons to see how they’re doing. I hope that is coming soon! LynnNChicago

Inside The Actors Studio

In May of 2009, Jill Zarin met James Lipton who creates a program on Bravo called, “Inside the Actor’s Studio.” Jill tried to convince James to allow her on his program. James explained that his program is for serious actors only. James teaches a Master’s level Senior Drama course at a major university. To James being an actor is a very important position and education is a requirement.

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/05/28/2009-05-28_real_housewives_of_new_york_star_jill_zarin_cant_go_inside_the_actors_studio.html

Inside the Actor’s Studio: Colin Firth

They listed the many movies the Colin Firth has acted in. Several of the movies were discussed in detail later in the program. Movies of note were, “Pride and Prejudice,” “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” and “The King’s Speech.”

Colin was born in Hampshire, England to two teachers who traveled the world in order to experience life fully. Colin lived in Nigeria; St. Louis, Mo.; and Italy as a youth. While in St. Louis, he went to a huge junior high and tried to fit in but everyone noticed his accent so he felt he failed his first test as an actor. He was accepted into one of the 3 drama schools that he applied to as he was never a good student. He often stayed home to read. In England he finished the level of classes for students that were not expected to go to university. Because his parents took teaching jobs all over the world, Colin was nomadic and never felt he fit in.

In Drama school, Colin learned the basics of acting, but he never became a method actor. He studies what his character wants to accomplish. They showed the pond scene from “Pride and Prejudice” where Colin meets his Elizabeth after swimming in a pond. Colin is humble and comments that the descriptions of him in the wet shirt were not true. Next, he describes the more modern Mark Darcy from Bridget Jones. The scene shown is at the end of the dinner party when he tells Bridget that “I like you very much, just as you are.” He is very respectful of the actors that he works with in all of the movies that are shown. He looks for something in himself in all of his roles. In “Love Actually,” Colin met his wife. He learned Italian to please his in laws and to show respect for them. Colin was afraid to sing in “Momma Mia,” but he loved working with the other actors and the location.

Colin has been nominated for many awards. He received a Golden Globe for “A Single Man.” In the movie, Colin, a gay man suffers the loss of his partner of 16 years. They show Colin using silence and showing a huge range of emotions from happy to distraught. A more recent movie, “The King’s Speech,” takes place in the 1930’s where King George suddenly becomes regent. He has a speech defect where he stutters. He is helped by his wife and a servant who forces him to become a better person. This movie has been nominated for 18 Academy Awards.

Colin talks about the craft of acting and the need to use language to convey meaning. He spoke of his desire to find humor in every character. In conclusion, he mentions “lightning in a bottle.” This is the moment that something important is caught on film. He encourages the many students in the class. The class gives Colin a standing ovation.

Thanks again Quincy!

My most recent interview for my podcast is Cat Ommanney of The Real Housewives of DC, it will be released later today and I’ll post the link in the comments as soon as it is ready. Cat gave me a few inside scoops about what is going on over at Bravo and the DC Housewives, I hope you’ll all listen in.

Tonight on Bravo The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills lost footage, stop by tomorrow for my recap of the ladies antics. Thanks for joining us!

Until Next Time…

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433 Responses to I Hate Jill Zarin Tabatha’s Salon Takeover / Inside The Actors Studio

  1. error404 says:

    sorry Tabatha, it was apparently all my fault!

    I watched the first half of the season and every episode was a “fail” as the crazy owners all refused to adhere to T’s advice.

    Then I started watching Ru Paul instead, and thanks to quincy I know that every week I don’t watch it’s a success and the follow up is always positive.

    I was a bad luck charm.

  2. error404 says:

    “Colin was afraid to sing in “Momma Mia,””

    are you sure he didn’t say “I was afraid to BE in ‘Momma Mia'” ? LOL that movie has “career killer” written all over it.

    I find him of limited range, but lucky he’s very clever and picks parts that call for similarly stiff, almost emotionless men, so he often comes off rather well.

    • vilzvet says:

      Aw, c’mon error, that movie was a big risk for ALL involved, Streep(!), Pierce Brosnan too, but I think they pulled it off. It looked like it was great fun to make, and who wouldn’t want to be in Greece for a couple of months!

      • VincenzoNewYork says:

        The movie was okay to watch…The musical was 1000000 times better! I was able to see it like 3 weeks ago? I

        • VincenzoNewYork says:

          I have a thing for Meryl Streep though…I just love her!

        • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

          Mama Mia on Broadway was great fun. Especially when everyone gets up and dances at the end. On another note, I saw Spiderman last Sunday. A technical error left Spidey hanging over the audience when he was supposed to be on stage. If anyone is thinking of going, wait until all the glitches are worked out. At least no one was injured this time, but we lost a chunk of the ending due to the mishap.

      • error404 says:

        Ha! I’m sure it was fun to make. GWTW OTOH was said to be a living hell for the actors. I just know that as a viewer, the pleasant filming conditions of the cast does nothing to alter my viewing pleasure. I know which film I’d rather rewatch. lol

    • kbinldo says:

      I think someone needs to see the “Mr. Darcy jumps in & out of a pond” scene a few more times. 😉 hoo-boy…..

    • Adgirl says:

      I liked it! It was silly & fun and you could tell the actors really enjoyed working together.

  3. VincenzoNewYork says:

    @QuincyIl: Thank you for the recap! I am waiting for the subset blog on I love Jill Zarin on the prarie….I look foward when people say nice things about her.

    I am super excited for the RHOBH lost footage tonight!!
    ttyl everyone!

    • quincyil says:

      You may be the proud poppa of that blog today. Keep an eye on your own posts.

    • quincyil says:

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

      Jill Zarin in Season Three of “The Real Housewives of New York City”

      In “The Book of Job” we are introduced to a Jewish Prophet who honored God above all worldly things. Job was a blessed man who lived righteously. Satan told God that Job only served God because God protected Job. God took away the protections and Satan destroyed Job’s family, his business, and his physical health. Despite all of this pain Job honored God. He cursed the day he was born and begged for help, but he did not blame God.

      Season Three for Jill Zarin is “The Book of Jill.” We are introduced to a Jewish mother who honored Bravo and served Bravo. Jill was a blessed woman who lived righteously. She held dinner parties for all of her cast members and gave them her best advice even when they did not expect the advice. Producers told Bravo that Jill was not a break out star. Producers urged Bravo to give a new show to Bethenny who Jill had found and given a home when Bethenny was in need. At exactly that time, Jill had cancer come into her life. Bobby, her husband fell ill and was treated for cancer. Jill was inconsolable. How could this happen to her?

      Jill was very angry with Bravo, Bethenny and cancer. Jill’s fame, her wealth, and her husband could be taken away from her. Jill did not blame Bravo. Jill realized that the person to be blamed was Bethenny. Bethenny was taking away Jill’s breakout status. Bethenny was not sharing the wealth that Jill had found for Bethenny. Bethenny was guilty of not caring that Jill had cancer in her life.

      Jill formed new alliances with the tall handsome stranger of season two and the Countess. Jill even tried to lure Alex into her alliance, but the lovely young woman refused Jill’s kind offers. Jill wanted to shun Bethenny. Bethenny was not invited to a Labor Day Party, Fashion Shows, Sach’s openings, and Jill’s bed. Bethenny noticed the change and mentioned it to her Prince Charming, but she did not know she was responsible for all of the evil in “The Book of Jill.” Many of the other women joined forces with Jill. One fair maiden, Alex, did not. Jill was sad that Alex defended the evil Bethenny. Jill laughed when Alex said, “I am in Brooklyn.” In “The Book of Jill,” Brooklyn is hell.

      A voyage to an enchanted island was planned. Jill secretly hoped to visit the island and solve all of the problems in the Universe as she showed Bethenny that she would fly across the planet to be with her. Jill knew that Bravo would want her to be nice to the pregnant girl who has suffered the loss of a parent and who had found love and a giant diamond ring. Jill flew to the enchanted island to find Bethenny and the fair maiden, Alex, together. Jill ran away in tears as her love had found a new love. The pain of this loss has affected Jill for all these many moons. The handsome young stranger is still there and she has a new twitter address that Jill is tweeting, but it is not the same. Bethenny did take away all of the happiness in Jill’s life, but Jill remains loyal to Bravo. Jill is a righteous woman She sometimes curses the days we on the IHJZ blog were born, but she never blamed Bravo for her fate.

      The end.

      Q

      Vince is hosting our real blog on the prairie today. So insead of the praire, you are all in the fabulous city of NY in Vince’s house for a party to celebrate Jill Zarin. Maybe Jill Zarin will show up at Vince’s party. If she would learn to laugh with us, she would find true happiness.

      • VincenzoNewYork says:

        Brava Quincy!
        Yes, there will be a party in my NYC brownstone townhouse on the upper east side. It really doesn’t belong to me, but I’ll just say it is in order to give the illusion that I belong in the elite of NY and DC too. I will be auctioning my very own copy of Secrets of a Jewish Mother. It is brand new because I have not read it yet! Perhaps my friend will participate by donating the copy that I had gifted her during the Festival of lights. The bid will start at .99 cents and all the proceeds will be donated to the White House Security Foundation. It is to their benefit that they continue to serve our country and prevent futher security breaches..
        We will have delicious Italian food donated by our own very special Teresa Giudice and company!! Who wouldn’t want to treat oneself to an Italian delectable meal and maintain a slender body?
        Our wine will be donated by the gracious,generous and kind-hearted Tareq Salahi…they do have good reds as per Mary Ammons..I am sure that we will enjoy the fine pleasures that Oasis Winery has to offer. It is definitley fine quality wine, considering my grapes in the backyard of my donated townhouse come from a super-market.
        I hope all of you can attend…Please RSVP..I would prefer to prevent any table flipping incidents. My Chef will become irked if she has any leftovers..she is on a very tight budget..

        • VincenzoNewYork says:

          Oh and please…bring your own wine if you wish…I may not have the fine quality that y’all may prefer….

          • Brigid A. says:

            V, count me in! After viewing the Oasis wine-stomping party hosted by the Salahi’s, will play it safe and bring my own bottle of Prosecco! Table-flipping may result when Teresa tries to grab my bottle for Joe to guzzle before driving her home.

            • VincenzoNewYork says:

              Oh yes….Joe is bringing Tara G or his latest skweez…she is a LIB though..a Long island Broad that is!

              • Brigid A. says:

                No LID’s invited just for me?

                • VincenzoNewYork says:

                  oh no sweety…the LIDS do not belong in my donated townhouse! They are beneath me and the entire upper east side..Joe is Lucky that his Skweez is welcome to come. She is the 12’th cousin to a Vanderbuilt by marriage. She has some status…. I hope Mauricio doesn’t get too frisky with her…The last thing I need is Kyle to yell at me calling me insane and and that maury treats me like his 3’d F******** house boy!

                  • VincenzoNewYork says:

                    If you want a LID..we will have a premiere party for Miami at my Donated East Hampton mansion. I can’t prevent LIDS coming over there…it is Lawng Islaannd..oy vey..I gotta tell yez..my East Hampton Mansion is spectacula. I spent a ton of money on it..oy ..it’s not classeeey to tawlk about how much moneey I spent..on it.. only 7.8 million dollaz.

                    • Brigid A. says:

                      East Hampton mansion sounds classy! May I request some non-LIDS male guests? Joe Giudice is just SO not my type!

          • lillybee says:

            I will bring a bottle of Pinot Grigio. Perhaps you could ask Ramona for a donation of her very own branded Pinot Grigio.

        • Kansas Girl says:

          I’d love to come! Thanks for the invitation. Your (borrowed) townhouse sounds charming!

          • VincenzoNewYork says:

            Thank you Kansas Girl for RSVPing..thank you for the compliments…borrowed or not.it belongs to me for the night! Love me or hate me, there is no in between..a’ight.
            @Brigid: Yes, we’ll have some of Sonja’s guys come to East Hamtpon…I’m sure she dates the finest NYC has to offer. Joe will not be invited to the East Hampton estate…his wife is not donating any food..so he has no use there.

            Oh, and Brigid..I may host a party at my Rhinebeck borrowed estate in the Hudson Valley..I think there is a view of the Hudson River. Bethenny’s getting married premiere party will be there!!! Drinking SGM’s is fun, especially in the mountains!!!

            • Brigid A. says:

              V, I always sensed you were a man with the right NY “connections”!!! Yes, please invite Sonja….she’d be a blast to hang out with and she’d bring all the single guys!

  4. vilzvet says:

    Bethenny is going to be on Rachael Ray today according to my tv listings.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Thanks! She was a great guest – talking about juggling balls and her book with easy – my only complaint was how skinny she looks. That girl needs to slow down just a little bit! lol

  5. ramonacoaster says:

    My mom loves Colin Firth ever since she saw him as Mr. Darcy in A&E’s Pride and Prejudice.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      He is cool – in dramas or comedies – and he was yummy as Mr Darcy.

    • viki55 says:

      I loved him in “Love Actually”

      • vilzvet says:

        The movie that is a must-see is “Valmont” which was Annette Bening’s movie debut, I believe, costarring Colin. What a wicked team they were! It was made over 20 years ago and it’s so nice to see the both of them up for Oscars this year. Looks like Colin is the shoe-in, and Annette will have to wait another year.

  6. skogsstig says:

    Thanks, Quincy! Love your write-up of Tabatha – and I totally agree with you about wanting to fire a couple of those employees. I know I wouldn’t want to work with/next to them, nor would I let them touch *anybody’s* hair.
    I missed the actors studio – but thanks to your write-up I know I’ll have to catch a re-run.
    Your two write-ups made me realize something… My favorite Bravo shows are the ones that feature folks who are GOOD at whatever their chosen profession might be, and show us their work. That kind of leaves most of the Housewives out in the cold for me… Excelling at arguing and emotional abuse doesn’t exactly appeal to me, so I turn to something else as background entertainment for my knitting (or whatever handiwork for the moment). That’s where this blog fills in the gaps. And offers so much more – not the least of which is kindness and thoughtfulness towards others.

    In other words: Thank you, thank you Lynn for your writings, for providing this forum and for your forthrightness!!!

    • error404 says:

      LOL Well, Khandi is very good at what she does, and Kim used to be very good at what she did, but they are two of the dullest wives. The worst part is when the wives try to do things they are NOT very good at: modeling, singing, fashion design, acting, invitation receiving, etc… Lordy lordy lordy, I sometimes suspect that part of the interview process for Bravo is give the potential wives some macaroni, glue and gold paint and whomever acts like the piece of crap they just created is a Picasso worthy of any museum wall, gets on the show.

    • quincyil says:

      I really enjoyed writing these and I really like “Million Dollar Listing.” I love the homes, of course, but the series has a continuing story line different with the three young men and the people in their communities. I love discussing the shows with people also. Lynn is very open to our being able to discuss any of the Bravo shows and when some of the Bravo stars crossed over, she said yes to blogs on those shows. Anyone who wants to guest blog can. Just ask Lynn. She is very generous and supportive of board members who want to share.

      • nathania says:

        I just watched it and it is really enjoyable I thought. I was embarassed by the one guy, I think it was Josh? who was trying to be all smooth and then the broker was on the phone with his client saying “I can handle this, he is almost drunk”. And I felt terrible for the really young guy that was trying to sell that mansion on the corner that looked like it would have needed at least fifty acres of land to belong somewhere, that was ridiculous. That man should just donate that house to be turned into a museum or something, maybe a school or whatever, and be done with it. Since there are kids around a science museum would be great, he might be able to write it off somehow, but it’s completely out of place in that location.

        and that was an awwwwwwwwwwkward moment when the man that was trying to lease out his home asked the other guy for a date and got shot down on camera. (I haven’t learned their names yet). It’s interesting to watch, that’s for sure.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      And thank YOU for coming and joining us! Love having you! xo

  7. VincenzoNewYork says:

    @Brigid A: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)Happy Birthday:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    I thought The King’s Speech was a great movie! Lots of history too, for the history buffs out there.

    • quincyil says:

      Some really good movies fail to come here because they won’t be popular. I really want to see that movie. The short pieces that they showed us were very interesting.

      When I look at James Lipton’s interviews and think about Jill Zarin wanting to be on his show, I laugh. What accomplishments does she have? He could not put together an hour on Jill’s work and he is a creative genius.

      • klmh says:

        I almost fell off of the sofa when I read she wanted to be interviewed by J.L.

        • quincyil says:

          That’s the thing with Jill, Nene and Kim Z. They think they are stars. Many of the others know the difference because they have worked hard to become business women with success. Jill is living a dream and she is not self aware.

    • error404 says:

      I enjoyed the movie very much.

      However, as a “history buff” I didn’t learn anything new. I think people like my hubby got more history out of it, as he had no idea the king even stuttered.

      • I actually enjoyed their (movie producers) take on the
        King and Mrs. Wallace Simpson- I have read many articles
        on this couple and they fascinate me-
        what was the appeal of Wallace Simpson that he would give
        up the kingdom?
        I read some crazy stuff about her…………..

  9. Pantry Viewer says:

    Thanks for the recap!

    Man! I thought at least two of those nasty women were up for a hard fall by end of the show. I did not see a redemption/attitude change for either of them. And the let-down for me was … they didn’t really seem to have or acknowledge an attitude change, weren’t really talked to in only the way Tabitha can. It just … drifted into the end of the show. Odd.

    • quincyil says:

      I thought it was odd that Joy, the owner, was so depressed that she would weep but within a day had done a one eighty and was so happy. I thought that Tabatha treaded lightly because Joy seemed to go from one extreme to the other so quickly. I often see things that look odd to me, but I wait to share in the opinion section. I thought Stacy was totally out of line for the entire show.
      I also thought the decorations and wall colors were the worst redesign of the season. A red carpet with light blue wall? That is not a combination that I would select.

      It seemed that Tabatha was correct and she doesn’t have a passion for small screeming children. I think the producers of the series try to get a cross section of salons from across the nation.

      I’d love Tabatha to come here. My mother’s neighbor is right out of training and she opened a salon here. She is messy in her home so maybe she could be nominated for a week with Tabatha. Hmmmmmm…. LOL…

      • Pantry Viewer says:

        Yes, I agree I wouldn’t have wanted to see the owner reamed out too much at all with her fragile mental state. But some of those employee shrews – whew!! They needed a good talking to!

        I agree, the redesign left me saying … huh?

        This one could have been a great show, putting the employees in their place with their nasty attitudes and a super fun salon redesign, but it was “meh”. But I still enjoy the show!

      • floridagirl88 says:

        I thought maybe she had started anti-depressants…

        • quincyil says:

          I thought that too, but according to the internet those medicines take weeks to kick in.

        • Cusi77 says:

          @Florida_ Me too. I thought it was going to be an intervention first with Joy with a psychiatrist to find a good antidepressants… (to find again the JOY OF LIFE) subsequently to check the staff attitudes… and that very needed cleaning! Those two opinionated and stubborn women should had been gone!

          • Joy was off the wall emotional-she seemed too old
            for going thru her changes. I thought she was on
            something- maybe an opiate? but, what do I
            know? i think everyone’s on something and often wish i was(i think that’s a joke……..i think)

            • quincyil says:

              She had 32 years of experience. She might look older as she lives in California, has no melanin and is not related to our own HD who has her personal fountain of youth.

              I think she probably was in her 50s.

      • nathania says:

        Yep she was depressed but I imagine it has something to do with being the caregiver of her parents, I have done that for my grandmother and it is very depressing I have found (dealing with psychotic relatives who themselves can’t handle stress was the hardest part).

        To imagine going from that to having to wield very sharp instruments around little kids’ eyeballs every day for a living while those little ones are screaming and resisting would have pushed me over the edge.

        I was very, very surprised at the stylists lack of respect for the owner. Two of them especially needed to be fired. They ALL seemed depressed to me, except the one girl that thanked Tabatha.

        I was surprised that more of them were not fired.

  10. klmh says:

    Memory, a spoof:
    This lady has a set of pipes and her message rings true, to some here.

    • error404 says:

      well, I guess Lisa “knows how to work it and be seen” lol

      • Katie says:

        Fine line between not enough attention and too much attention. After the lost footage episode(s), I’m putting them on a shelf and moving on. Or at least I hope to.

      • Amber...RealWife says:

        Yes i’m sure she doesn’t want any new housewives, especially Brandi and Ceddie et al. LOL She said if it aint broke don’t fix it? Um thanks to Kyle, Taylor and Lisa, they broke poor Kim and now they’re worried new blood is coming in. They are just whore-ribble! I hope they bring new members even if Camille and Kim do come back. My vote is for Brandi +1, even if no one leaves, or Brandi plus Jerry Buss’s daughter from the Lakers if someone leaves. No LindaTigerbeatThompson or Alana Stewart or Faye or anybody else Kyle refers!

    • nathania says:

      Her comment about the homeless people has to be the most ironic comment I have ever heard by just about anyone; according to one interview her home is over 15,000 square feet which means all 40k of those homeless folks she references could fit in her house, standing up, though for sleeping accomodations they would probably have to use her grounds. Maybe Jiggy would be willing to give up his poolside bed. Rich people kill me.

      I suppose it’s amazing someone who lives in this
      http://50beverlyparkestate.com/
      cares at all about the homeless but still…

  11. Mimisfbay says:

    Joy, Joy your weeping in the beginning made me want to run for RuPaul. I really like Tabatha or I would have been long gone. If it were up to me those two stylists would have hit the pavement so fast their heads would still be spinning. What rotten attitudes and the blond wouldn’t have been far behind them. I can’t even imagine a parent of one of the kids not freaking out about the filth. I was so glad to see that Tabatha was able to become a supportive person in Joy’s life. I really was amazed that she could tolerate all of that sad sack stuff and the total lack of cooperation and ownership of that mess by of them. Geez. Anyway…a happy ending! Go figure. This was one episode where Tabatha restrained herself because she knew that leadership is what was needed. Not sure I could have contained myself the way she did. Hats off to Tabatha.

    Your podcast really was great because Tabatha opened up and shared so much. I have always liked her, even on Shear Genius, but now I have all new respect for her.

    Didn’t see Colin Firth darn it. His Darcy was just wonderful and I didn’t realize that he married the actress on Love Actually! Well, BRAVO reruns all the time so I will catch this episode.

    Thanks so much Quincy and Lynn loved this post and can’t wait for the podcast with Cat.

  12. sweet pea says:

    For those of you on Twitter – Jill posted this….she hasn’t blocked me yet.

    Let’s show Kelly some love, she moved her twitter account to @kkbensimon. Please follow her too!

    • Katie says:

      Yes stupid Kelly took some instructions from an evil genius who told her to set up a whole new twitter account vs. just simply changing her name. So Crazy went from 40,000 insane followers to 3,000. But the problem was fixed and all 40,000 morons are reflected in her numbers again. And we all know how important these numbers are to the HW’s. Can you imagine how pissed she was, even Simon was kind enough to point out she didn’t have to hire someone to simply change her name. It’s ashame they fixed the problem, I was going to start a campaign to stop people from following her again and keep her under 5k. Oh well

  13. I don't have my notes says:

    Knowing that Jill asked to be on “The Actor’s Studio,” I started wondering what it would be like if she was actually on the show. Here is a little fantasy game for us to play. I’ll start, with James Lipton asking Jill Zarin these 10 questions originally from a French series, “Bouillon de Culture” hosted by Bernard Pivot that he uses to end every show.

    Join in with your own answers and other questions and answers for the distinguished actress Jill Zarin!

    What is your favorite word? “Bawwwwwwbbeeeeeeee”

    What is your least favorite word? “Unpopular.”

    What turns you on [creatively, spiritually or emotionally]? “Ginger’s tongue in my nose.”

    What turns you off? “Poor people, paying retail.”

    What is your favorite curse word? “I never curse.”

    What sound or noise do you love? “Cash registers ringing”

    What sound or noise do you hate? “That exhaust sound from my thighs when I take off my girdle.”

    What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? “Matchmaker. I’m better than Patty.”

    What profession would you not like to do? “Veterinarian’s Assistant that makes house calls.”

    If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? “Is there a Saks here? I have a black card you know?”

  14. WindyCityWondering says:

    I liked that Tabitha was out of her comfort zone with the childrens’ salon. Tabitha was very gentle with Joy – that surprised me because usually she is all business. Most of that staff should have been let go – attitudes were masked but I doubt they changed and they seemed to dislike their target client base. ITA, it was the nastiest, filthiest salon to date!
    I would like to see a salon that is a total failure – because it seems like that is a reality. While I don’t think it would hurt Tabitha, it would help those who watch and need to understand that pulling the plug on a failure may sometimes be the only solution.

    • floridagirl88 says:

      I agree that most of the staff should have been let go. However, remember Joy saying that most of them couldn’t find another job with their attitudes? I think she believes she is doing them a favor by keeping them employed. If the owner can maintain her mojo, those two bad employees will eventually leave because there will be place for their negativity to root and grow.

  15. tootsie says:

    I’m reporting in, as I promised to do, on my first foray into the world of “Skinny Girl Margurita”. I didn’t care for the first glass, thought it needed something. I put Baileys into the second glass, it was okay but still needed something. Fre teh tirdh gassl I aeddd Amreotto, ahhhhh, taht wsa bttere. So fro …….zzzz…. frouth gassl I aeddd shum off all treeh off da aoveb unt it vas delelelelioussssss. I fnished teh bttleo und zzzzzzzzzzzzzz it vas…………………..zzzzzzzzzzzz…………………..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Now it’s today and I still am not sure l like it. I will try to find out tonite, I bought another bottle.

    • I don't have my notes says:

      I’m also in Indiana, where did you find it? Which store?

    • klmh says:

      Too cute!
      I had to pick up some sherry for my easy sneezy meat dish (which I will put on Boston’s menu blog), and the last time I purchased Taylor dry sherry it was $ 2.87. It was 7.83 yesterday, same size bottle.
      Anyway, they have the most amazing looking delicious stuff out there now. Amaretto was always one of my favs…

    • Brigid A. says:

      Thanks for the Skinny Girl report, Tootsie! LOL! Try a splash of Grand Marnier (tastes SO good in margaritas) tonight while enjoying your 2nd bottle! Haven’t tasted SG yet, but another poster mentioned adding Cointreau!

      • HD says:

        Thanks for the review. As someone that has dabbled in the occassional spirit a time or two if you need to add all that to it, it is probably not something that you will like. It is supposed to taste good out of the bottle I am sure. I had a mixed drink in a bottle and it was delcious.

        I am still gonna try it once it comes to my city. We are always a day late and a dollar short here.

    • Katie says:

      Tootsie you are too funny and happy you enjoyed it! I can’t do Margarita’s in winter, summer I’m all over it. But for now I like a good wine that warms me up.

      • too funny!
        I tried a new drink the other day. Godiva choc vodka mixed
        with whipped creme favored vodka topped with Whipped
        Lightning(whipped creme infused w/ Vodka!) WOW
        they(yes they, 3!!) were gooood.
        I was still standing at the end of the party.

        • Katie says:

          Beverly that sounds great but it more like a dessert.

          • it was, Katie! we were just fooling around w/ all the stuff on the bar and decided this was the best
            concoction! 1/2 shot of each vodka over ice, then
            drained and topped w/ whipped cream!
            if I’m going to use my calories , i try to make
            them work double duty, and this drink/dessert
            was just the ticket.

    • California35 says:

      lol – this was some funny report 😛
      You mixed it with diferent things I would have not thought to. I thought you were going to say that you added more tequila or lemon juice 😛 Maybe you are not into margaritas, and that is why you didn’t like it? Just wondering…

      I didn’t think to add anything to it, I thought it was ready to serve…hhmmm maybe to my next bottle. I had not had a margarita in for ever (I have an ocasional wine glass), so the taste was a bit weird to me…but I did enjoy it.

  16. viki55 says:

    OT: I posted about my friend Chris at the end of the last blog so I am not sure if many saw it. Many thanks to those that commented, it is so appreciated. It has been a rough day. To any fans who watched “The Young & the Restless” and remember the character of Carol Robbins, she was played by my friend Christopher Templeton. You can read about her struggle if you would like. I don’t think she will be posting any longer but miracles do happen. I will keep ya’ll updated. Thanks so much.
    http://christophertempleton.com/
    http://www.christophertempleton.blogspot.com/

  17. Katie says:

    Wait a minute – Jill thought she should be on Inside the Actors Studio? That’s like Crazy (Kelly) thinking she should be on the cover of Vogue. How delusional are these HW’s? I get it she might be a fan of the show, I am too. Oh wait I watch TV and go to movies, maybe I can be on Inside the Actors Studio? A grip on a movie set has a better shot of being on that show. This is the type of stuff that keeps her on my worst HW’s list.

  18. klmh says:

    Don’t think this has been posted. It is a letter by ROH to Kim G about a possible lawsuit and it is dated Feb 7:
    http://thereallyoldhousewivesofmanateecounty.blogspot.com/

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      What is with the clowns of NJ – are their lives so mundane that they resort to legal harrassment to keep their names in the news? And from a wannabee didin’t make the A team??? And isn’t asking someone to cease and desist, take down all references to said wannabee the opposite of what was desired – recognition and fame???

      • klmh says:

        WCW, have you read some of the posts from other residents of Franklin Lakes? I hope she didn’t take them off of her website, but there are many many posts from people who are so angry with her and can’t understand why she is hurting her family. They pretty much said she’s cracked. It sounds like her husband and kids have been damaged by her actions there.
        I don’t think she appreciated her fellow F.L. neighbors share their feelings with readers of her blog.

  19. HD says:

    The funniest thing…I was flipping through the channels Saturday and I ran across a movie that seemed interesting so I sat to watch it. I was happy I did. It was A Single Man. It was so funny to me that I had just watched that Saturday on HBO or Showtime and lo and behold he was on the Actor’s Studio. Quite a great actor and I loved that movie. I have not seen The King’s Speech.

    • Noreen says:

      HD,

      You must immediately rent A&E’s Pride and Prejudice and watch Colin Firth’s performan as Mr. Darcy. I fell in love with him. It is the reason he is in Bridget Jone’s Diary as Mark Darcy. The author wrote it for him. Anyways, if you enjoy the actor, I highly recommend Pride and Prejudice (the mini-series, not the movie that Keira Knightley did a few years ago).

      Ta!

      • Brigid A. says:

        Noreen, yes, you’re so right about the Mr. Darcy/Mark Darcy connection in Bridget Jones’ Diary…one of the hidden gems in that movie.

    • quincyil says:

      I think “The Actor’s Studio” is what Bravo was meant to be about before Andy Cohen created the money making Real Housewives series. Watching the show last night was a pleasure. Are there many people blogging this? I don’t see the regular housewife bloggers with that show on their blogs.

      • Kansas Girl says:

        Why on earth did they play it so early? By the time I got home from work, it was already on and I was struggling between watching and fixing food. (It’s one or the other at my house due to where the TV is!) I had already missed much of it, so will watch it online. What a contrast between rather intellectual interview and shows like the housewives.

        • California35 says:

          I thank goodness for DVR and reruns. I missed it last night, and not sure if I set it to record…but I will look for the rerun if didn’t. In the past, when I used to watch it…I remember watching it very late or on the weekends because I could never watch it on the original air time.

  20. TLM says:

    WTF, Jill wanted to be on In The Actors Studio?? I don’t know how they didn’t laugh in her face. In any case, if Jill were on as an actor, wouldn’t that say that RH is scripted and they ARE actors? Delusional much? For those who used to watch Frasier, does Jill remind you of that crazy woman Bebe who was Frasier’s agent – the one who would sell out her own mother to get a great deal? To me that’s Jill.

    I’m looking forward to the Place of Yes release. I finally just got the Body by Bethenny DVD and although I haven’t done it yet, I viewed it and was pleasantly surprised. I rented the Skinny Bitch DVDs and was so happy I never committed to buying them, since they were unwatchable with their loudness and their constant schtick. The Susan Powter videos I used to have had music that was so bad I couldn’t take it. This is really a home run. Now I just have to do it!!

    I have to say though, I hate the cover photo for Place of Yes. Not only was it taken from a photo shoot that’s about 3 years old, which I think was shown on Season 1 of RHONYC, but I think B looks like she’s half-stoned, falling asleep, or both. It just doesn’t represent her. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/1439186901/ref=dp_image_z_0?ie=UTF8&n=283155&s=books. I wish they would have done a new shoot; she has changed so much since then. I would also hope the back cover includes a picture with her, Jason and Bryn.

    • error404 says:

      Kiki just tweeted that she was working on a book titled “A Place of No” all about the architecture and style of the North Hamptons, but then her crackberry fell into the pool and the whole thing was lost. Caroline Manzo tweeted to burry the phone in a bowl of rice to absorb all of the moisture, so we’re all waiting with baited breath to see if Kiki’s next great coffee table book is lost. Dina Manzo had tweeted “That’s f&*(ing hillarious you clutzy c&*t!” but then later deleted the tweet.

      • Pantry Viewer says:

        LOL!! I initially fell for the first line and was gasping inside that Kiki would write a book with that title…I am dum, dum, dum! 🙂

        Went to the Bravo site to check on the HW blogs. Nothing new. Except a new one from Caroline, which I promptly did not read. Something about being a real mom and not a friend to your kid. Oh, yes, I want Caroline’s sage advice. **eyeroll**

  21. Brigid A. says:

    Checked the Bravo RHOBH blogs and find it very annoying that Kyle hasn’t posted a current blog. Admittedly, everything about Kyle annoys me lately, but her former blogs seemed to be posted before the episodes were over with the usual “well, there is so much the viewers didn’t see” or “I really didn’t mean to say it THAT way, what I really meant was…”

    She’s on lots of magazine covers doing damage control, but not a word on the Bravo site from the woman who couldn’t shut up the entire season.

    Adrienne is getting lots of positive fan responses, many praising her for running interference in the limo scene. And, as another poster here noted, Kim is getting lots of support from fans on her last blog posted back in December.

    • error404 says:

      her dog an pony show is on the road. She was just awful on Ellen, fluctuating between unfunny jokes “What? Kim isn’t here? Oh, I hadn’t noticed!” and obvious spin control “I assure you I had no intention of ever striking my sister, I just wanted to sit closer, that’s all”.

      • Brigid A. says:

        Tell me she did not actually state she was trying to sit “closer” to Kim in the limo. And Ellen let it slide, right?

      • Pantry Viewer says:

        Ugh, wasn’t it awful! Geez Louise. Between her gleefulness that she couldn’t contain from being given attention on TV on Ellen (or other shots of her on tv aside from the side), to her jokes about why Kim wasn’t there, to her spin control, it was nauseating watching her. This is the first time I’ve seen such a PR blitz, particularly for a wanna-be such as Kyle.

        • TLM says:

          If she was on a PR blitz, then they all were. The whole cast was there except for Kim.

          I do not believe for one second Kyle was going to hit Kim, but yes, she did want to get in her face. I would have as well. We actually never even heard what Kim said that Kyle asked her to take back, but accusing Kyle of “stealing her house” would have infuriated me if I and my husband purchased her house to save it from being lost to creditors, and treated it as a family house open to Kim and her kids anytime.

          There isn’t any current blog to post on Bravo since the series and reunions have run. I don’t think there’s ever been a blog posted by any housewives once their series is over, unless they are a guest blogger on another series.

          • error404 says:

            so why did Adrienne say she thought it was going to get physical? She was there, but I guess she’s not as clever as us viewers.

            • klmh says:

              Because she doesn’t have any sisters that have drug problems that she’s had to deal with for years and she doesn’t know what might come out of Kim’s mouth on nat’l TV since she is incapacitated. Also, she has been working out with a martial arts trainer for years. Of course that would be her first reaction, imo, of course.

            • TLM says:

              Maybe that’s what she thought. I thought differently.

            • Brigid A. says:

              Error, LOL!

          • WindyCityWondering says:

            I agree, Kyle wasn’t going to hit Kim but she was going to get in her face and try to keep her from saying really damaging stuff that would make her (Kim) look crazy and hurt their families. Sometimes close up eye contact works and Kim even mentioned Adrienne’s eyes meaning business at the reunion.

            • Error404 says:

              Hahahahahahaha!!!!!!!
              We’re talking about the richards, not the winsors! What was poor drunk Kim suppose to have “exposed”? That big Kathy was a stage mom? That Paris uses drugs? What? Seriously, what? Sorry, only people who have horrible secrets to hide need to shut others up, so it’s a lose lose situation for “saint Kyle” here.

    • Amber...RealWife says:

      Maybe Lynn needs to write a letter to KimRichards.

      Kim needs to know that her fans are behind her and want her to come back to HW’s and back from depression. She needs to be encouraged to write a book and tell her side of the story. A child actor, breadwinner, sibling rivalry, young mother, love challenges and RHOBH. Many would read it. Instead of being mortified, she should be getting strong, knowing that she is not a criminal, or a disappointment to her fans. She’s a woman who has suffered like millions more, the difference being she has acting credits since childhood and a SAG card.

      A letter to Kim would be a great follow up to Jill’s letter. Why should Jill get all the attention just because the blog is named after her? LOL Lynn could write the portraits for her readers and letters for the housewives that we could read too! It’s a win win Lynn! 🙂

      BTW if Lynn has already done this…in the immortal words of GildaRadner… Never Mind!

  22. WSL says:

    Brigig

    !! Happy Birthday! !

    The Jerrys will sing
    Happy Birthday to you !
    Next they will sing their hit :
    Bridget and Me
    (Kaptain Klueless Theme Song)

    Just Another Mary made a choclate fudge cake 4 you.
    You will need to share it with your birthday buddies :
    Jules Verne
     Lana Turner
     Jack Lemmon
    Ted Koppel
     Gary Coleman ⁠

    I am jealous. I have no song with my name in it !

    Take it from here boys !

    Bridget and me
    We go to the store
    For a Sunday paper each Saturday.
    Sometimes we get more–
    What’s life without pop and chips anyway?

    Bridget and me.
    Bridget and me.

    She’s cute to the core;
    She does her hair different every day.
    Her laugh I adore
    When we go skipping down the alleyway.

    Bridget and me.
    Bridget and me.

    We like to play store:
    She sells me things but I don’t have to pay.
    She’s a baby no more!
    What’s life without little girls anyway?

    Bridget and me.
    Bridget and me.

    Ok Bridget. We see inside :

    A certain spookiness is evident in the personality of Aquarians born on February 8.

    They have a powerful life-force, with evidence of psychic awareness. Although they may appear almost sphinxlike in their emotional isolation, they are intense. Before they can use their talents and gifts, they must master — and understand — their personal power.

    Friends and Lovers

    Friends play a special role in the lives of February 8 natives. But for friendships to work, they need to trust the other person and the relationship. Romance may not deliver all they expected. Later, when they have experienced pain and broken hearts, they are likely to be rewarded with the love they’ve been looking for.

    Children and Family

    February 8 people may be unhappy with the way they were raised. As adults, this can cause separateness from the rest of the family or a desire to be estranged. There may not be a strong emotional impetus for February 8 individuals to become parents, at least until after they have made peace with their past.

    Health

    February 8 natives are centered in their own time, so whatever health influences are in the public consciousness are likely to attract their interest. They are creatures of extremes. They may take pills for everything that ails them, then turn around and express disdain for all but the most pure and natural lifestyle.

    Career and Finances

    February 8 natives often have difficulty settling on a career. Because their interests are generally philosophical, it may be hard for them to find a twentieth-century equivalent. Money has a great significance for February 8 men and women, who appreciate the status it bestows upon them.

    Dreams and Goals

    People born on February 8 are often confused about their life-goals, because they know when they choose one road they give up exploration of another. The freedom these people seek doesn’t exist — and they know that. But it doesn’t keep them from trying to force their will upon an uncaring universe.

    Aquarius Information
    for February 8

    You should embrace: Karmic lessons, sensitivity, spiritual harmony

    You should avoid: Carelessness, scattering energies, indifference

    Sound like you Bridget ?
    U Rock !

    • Brigid A. says:

      WSL, was wondering where you were! Thank you for the party and for the beautiful serenade!

      I’m in good company sharing a b-day with the beautiful Lana Turner!

      And, yes, friends do play a special role in the life of this Aquarius…including all of YOU! As for romance, it looks like the best is yet to come!! Woo hoo!

      I will be toasting all of you this evening…that is if I can find a bottle of something bubbly hanging around!

      Hugs, WSL!!!

  23. LynnNChicago says:

    http://tinyurl.com/CATfromDC

    Reality Buzz with Lynn Hudson An interview with Cat Ommanney

    • VincenzoNewYork says:

      I love your accent!!! Very cute!!!!!!
      I hope you get a show on a radio station and get paid good money!

    • California35 says:

      Very Cool Lynn. I will have to remember to listen when I get home. I want to support your interviews, and I am also curious to hear about her.

      • LynnNChicago says:

        Thanks! I hope you like it! It was difficult because she called me from a train platform in NYC and there was a LOT of background noise, good thing I have a great producer to edit.

    • OneMoreInBoston says:

      Lynn- Nice job.
      You both come across well, she seems less sharp edged in the actual interview than she did on the show.
      I’m glad you asked about more than just her HW experience, but also about her continuing relationships with her other cast mates- Other HW, and of course Prince harry, etc.
      I am also very surprised her book is being so well reviewed-There might be more than meets the eye with Miss Cat.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Very nice interview – you gave us more than Cat the HW! You are really getting good at this!

    • Katie says:

      Lynn – I had no idea when you posted these clips/interview that it is you doing the interviews! That’s amazing, well done. No I have to go back and listen to them.

    • Waslurking says:

      A+ Lynn!!
      Enjoyed the pre-interview info too!

  24. WSL says:

    This is beautiful and well worth
    A repeat !

    viki55 says:

    February 8, 2011 at 9:15 am

    I am so sorry Mary. May God bless you and your family.

    John 14:1-3 Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

    • justanothermary says:

      Thanks for the repeat WSW as I did miss it the first time and thank you Vicki for your kindness and comforting words.

      Just as an update – I am having cataract surgery tomorrow if it’s believe that I will be able to heal alright. Another will be scheduled in approximately 6 weeks if I tolerate the first one. I (or Virgil) will let you know how it goes.

      • LavaLady (formerly known as American Idiot) says:

        Good Luck, I have a friend who just had the surgery and it was very successful and not at all painful. Hope it goes as well for you.

      • Brigid A. says:

        Sending prayers for a successful surgery tomorrow and a quick recovery, Mary! Hugs!

      • klmh says:

        Great! Happy you made the decision to have them removed.
        Let us know how it went Mary.

      • Adgirl says:

        Fantastic! I am glad you are doing it. It changed my father’s life for the better and greatly improved mine.

  25. TLM says:

    Watching the Dinner from Hell again. I wonder how differently things would have gone if instead of people begging Alison for readings, people at the table said they didn’t believe in psychics.

    They should have asked Allison to tell them what happened in New York as a test. LOL.

    I am not angry at Taylor like a lot of people are about New York. But I am angry at her about her upper lip. She’s had the whole country tell her it looks freaking ridiculous, and she’s gone from saying she wasn’t sure if she’d remove it to now saying it’s staying there. It made me angry Andy said, “Why do you think people are so concerned about your lip?” rather than telling her she looks like Donald Duck or reading emails to that effect. I can understand her not realizing how weird it looked in the land of freaky plastic surgery people, but once she started to get massive feedback about it, how could she not do anything? I guess I never understood that about Donald Trump Sr either, though. That stupid hair went unchanged even though everyone told him it looked ridiculous.

    • vilzvet says:

      Yes she thinks people are fascinated with her mouth because they LIKE it, does she not see the obvious?! And the Dinner Party repeat makes it clear that it was LISA who started asking for tidbits. Alison responded that she was perfectly happy just chatting with the ladies at that point, to be fair. Lisa stated it is like a doctor at a party, you would not be able to refrain from asking professional opinion. Oh really? I always thought it was in poor form to badger a doctor or any kind of professional person in a party setting. Anyways…

      • Amber...RealWife says:

        I keep saying it! Lisa is no innocent. Sonja stirs the drink, Taylor stirs the shit, and Lisa stirs the cauldron! She’s a witch! But remember folks, she asks the questions but she didn’t mean to start a battle “ATALL!”.

        • DarkSonnet says:

          I think Lisa successfully manipulated the RH viewers more than any other housewife on BH.

          She was subtle, smooth and convincing. I like Lisa but as you mentioned, she is no innocent.

          Although I am not a fan of Cedric, there is probably more to the story than we have been told.

        • Brigid A. says:

          I wonder if we’ll see more of the same from Lisa tonight in the Lost Footage. I really used to like Lisa but she’s a meddler and an instigator.

      • Katie says:

        Lisa is going to crash and burn soon.

    • klmh says:

      Maybe she likes it.

      • TLM says:

        Well this is a strange turn of events. I’ve been saying since Day One that I wasn’t crazy about Lisa and that she said some really cutting things here and there. Everyone else, it seemed, couldn’t say enough great things about her. I guess I am consistent for good or bad. With the exception of Jill, who I initially liked in Season 1, my initial take on all the housewives is pretty much how I have felt by the end of the series.

        • TLM says:

          I would like to add that I think she really needs to see a shrink regarding that damned dog. I am a huge animal lover and I think it’s downright abusive for her to be carrying the animal absolutely everywhere and forcing clothing onto his body, particularly since he has a hair loss issue. Did she ever think the crazy costume fabrics could be irritating his skin? She has plenty of staff to take care of the dog when she’s out of the house, I’m sure. And that’s where he should be. I’m sorry but I don’t find it cute or funny in any way that she has this routine with the dog. I really think she needs help.

          • klmh says:

            Sorry, I thought you were talking about Taylor. She may just like her lips, just a thought.
            About Lisa, I have always liked her, but she can be bossy. Her dog, well I don’t care and if it gives her what she needs, fine.
            Taylor is one I think I may have misread. There are so many issues to be considered there though, at least imo.

            • OneMoreInBoston says:

              snort!

              “Sorry, I thought you were talking about Taylor.”

              I now you didn’t mean for that to be funny but that was pretty hilarious!

              • klmh says:

                I still don’t know who I was talking to, although I meant it for TLM’s first statement. Im still confused!
                Oh well.

  26. NormaJean says:

    OT-Things got a little out of hand on yesterday’s blog and I would like to take a moment to clear it up. Quincy said in her blog that nobody here calls Jill names and I posted a comment as part of a conversation about how actually we do call Jill names. Unfortunately, I didn’t express myself properly and I ended up unintentionally offending people. I apologize to anyone that I offended, especially WSL. Believe it or not, what I wrote was meant as a compliment to the quality of the people and writing here. I would never presume to be the comment police.

  27. California35 says:

    Quincy – great recap, I missed Tabatha last night again 😦 but enjoyed your recap. Aslso for the ILJZ subblog 😛

    Lynn, thanks for wrting about Inside the Actors studio. I remember back in the day when that was all I used to watch at Bravo. I don’t even know if there used to be all these kind of reality shows at Bravo then. Any ways, I like it and I have missed it. Even my BF was surprise to see it advertised because he thought (like me) that the show didn’t exist any more. (only re-runs). Most resently I saw the one with Jim Carey, and the one with Betty White, and I plan to watch the one about Colin when I get a chance. I am glad this is back and I hope I get to see more of those type of interviews. Also, I hope the style doesn’t change.

    VincenzoNewYork, can I be invited to your party? If I am not I might get really mad at your and start talking behind your back and planing revange lol

    Brigid – HAPPY B-DAY!!! Same goes to you, if you don’t invite me to your party lol

    • vilzvet says:

      I remember a few years ago I was only watching ‘Actors Studio” and good old “Queer Eye”, what a great show that was! The men always came out looking incredible, and their homes were beautifully redone.

      • California35 says:

        Ah, yeah that was a good and cute show. How come its gone??!! I enjoyed that very much.

      • quincyil says:

        The homes were absolutely beautiful. I wanted them to come to my house.

        I love “The Actor’s Studio” because it makes you think. It’s actually a part of a lecture series for grad school.

        I have read about film school and one of the BH producers mentioned his film school experience. I would love to talk to one of them sometime. I see patterns in how the show are created and there is foreshadowing and character development in the editing. This is not Jill Zarin’s real life. It is a life that Bravo created for Jill Zarin. I think it would be an interesting blog.

    • VincenzoNewYork says:

      Absolutely California35!! Now Lillybee is bringing some Ramona Pinot Grigio and Brigid is bringing some Proseco..it will be fun!! lol.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      Actually it was Quincy’s recap about Inside The Actors Studio as well.

    • Brigid A. says:

      California, my birthday was not complete without a Happy B-day from you!! As for Vinny’s upcoming parties, we can attend together officially representing our fine state. What drink are you bringing?

    • TLM says:

      While James Lipton is a complete freak (I still picture Will Ferrell portraying him every time I see him), I do like hearing what the actors have to say.

      I have been head over heels in love with Colin Firth since I first saw him years ago. How great it was to hear this interview and to find out the real guy (not just the parts he has acted) is just as wonderful, and has such a sense of humor about himself. I missed the beginning of the show but I’m sure Bravo will run it again. Can’t wait to see it all! I am so mad that I missed “A Single Man” in the theaters. Going to rent it. I must see The King’s Speech. Every time I see the clip with Colin and Geoffrey Rush arguing in that movie, and Colin yelling, “I have a voice!” and Rush answering, “Yes, you do.” I cry. Every time. Lightning in a bottle.

  28. quincyil says:

    I just enjoy Lynn’s interview with Cat Ommanney. My husband purchased a kindle for my birthday and it’s in a box upstairs. I am thinking about visitin Starbucks for a down load. LOL.

    • VincenzoNewYork says:

      aww that’s cute!! I want a hard-copy! I can’t read a book off of the internet.
      I am going to assume that you sound like Lynn? You guys have cute accents in the Midwest!!

    • California35 says:

      Amazon shows Kindle edition only….maybe the book in a few days?

      • California35 says:

        By the way, I like the picture for the book. I is so casual and normal. I remember the pictures that were being taken of her on the HW of DC. She was wearing a leopard coat and big sun glasses, and holding a huge hand bag.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Kindles are addicting – I thought I couldn’t give up the feel of a book in my hands but I can. Plus books cost less to download and some of the older classics are free and I can read multiple books and take it everywhere with me. Give it a chance!

      • neroes says:

        I love my Kindle too. I used to wait until a book came out in paperback because it was cheaper, but with the Kindle I don’t have to wait. Takes seconds to download too.

    • LynnNChicago says:

      I don’t have a Kindle, I can’t wait til it comes out in March. I’m getting a copy for sure!

      • m293131 says:

        All I can say is that I Luv my Kindle. My son kept telling me to get one and I finally did. One of the best things is no more books all over the house. I even read in my car with no glare

        • vilzvet says:

          Best feature is you can enlarge the text to whatever you want! You can eliminate the need for reading glasses. Love it!

  29. Katie says:

    Random thought as I watch reruns – Why does Kyle need a hair stylist when her straight way too long hair is always the same?

    • California35 says:

      I wondered that myself. I have mentioned that I have long hair before, so I know that no matter how you stile it – it always ends up the same way by the end of the day…unless you put it on a pony tail (that might give you a headache :-P) The hair is too heavy and so the style doesn’t last…so I am guessing that is what happens with hers, she might spend a lot of time getting it to look one way, but then we end up seeing the same result over and over.

      • Katie says:

        You are correct! Her hair stylist did it back in a clip which seems too casual but looked pretty and in the next scene it’s down, no clip just like normal.

    • Error404 says:

      It’s the stylist, and the Korean woman who sells her hair for the extensions, that keep it looking always the same! “real” hair has more variety to it.

  30. California35 says:

    Do any of you live on any of those cities?

    http://www.bethennylive.com/

  31. SillyMe says:

    Hi LynnFam!! Not sure if you have already seen this but realitytea.com is now reporting on Taylor being a fraud, most of the content of this article was taken from the one post someone here made regarding her friend who had dinner with Taylor and Russell a while back: http://www.realitytea.com/2011/02/08/is-beverly-hills-housewife-taylor-armstrong-a-fraudster-plus-adrienne-denies-being-godmother-to-her-kid/
    Well a lot of the content of this article reflects what we’ve all discussed here regarding Taylor…is it mean of me to be a bit giddy that more people are onto her fakeness now?! 😉

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      While we can applaude people who reinvent or renew themselves – their pasts are still their pasts! I don’t understand how some of these women can go on a reality show with so many skeletons in their closets and think that no one will ever find them…..while we are busy lambasting Taylor, in the back of my mind I am thinking of Missy Salahi, who IMHO is the biggest liar in HW history. And don’t get me started on Teresa Guidice… Throwing boulders at glass houses, having the balls of a burgler or denying legal public documents – these women astound me with their arrogance!

      • California35 says:

        I thought of the Salahis today. I saw their picture on line and something to do with the supper bowl and trying to crash. I had no time to read it, but figured I would go back to it later. It might just be a joke about them or true. Did anyone read it?

      • Error404 says:

        These women astound me in their untreated mental illness. At least liztaylot, Judy garland, and to a lesser extent, the richrads sisters were raised to be clueless attention whores.

    • AZ Girl says:

      Did you see this? It is one of the comments posted to the article. Lynn’s oldest is just a MESS! Sorry I never do that to the children but the girl is putting herself out there.

      This is the comment posted:

      ~When I looked at “the Dirty.com” website re: Taylor…I found disturbing photos of Raquel Curtin (Lynne Curtin’s daughter from RHOC) attending rave parties in nothing but DUCT TAPE on her nipples in one photo and Hello Kitty stickers on her nipples in another photo.
      She’s also selling her go-go boots for a boob job…great job parenting, Lynne!!!

      • AZ Girl says:

        I mean OC Lynn Curtin’s daughter. Not our Lynn….HA!

        • OneMoreInBoston says:

          OMG- I swear I thought you meant Our Lynn for a hot minute! Then I was like wait a minute Our Lynn doesn’t have a daughter does she?

          Hello Kitty stickers on Our Lynn’s fictional daughter’s nipples? It will be a cold day in hell with pigs flying over head….

          • ches says:

            We knew that. Our Lynn would have had the “Hello Kitty” stickers on her own nipples, not her daughters.

            • OneMoreInBoston says:

              umm…no. Lynn’s too classy for that shit.

              Ches- tell me -dear- what do you use as pasties on your nipples?

              • Kat says:

                Hey there Princess,
                Grace Jones “Nipple to the Bottle”
                ….random thoughts.

              • ches says:

                I use “realistic nipples” paste-on nipples. They look like the real thing but technically I’m not naked. And I usually wear them with my “realistic crotch” thong. But only when I go to a party.

  32. Cusi77 says:

    Thank you Lynn, thanks Quincy!

    Every five years I get drunk! Today is one of them!

    Have I told you Lynn how much I appreciate you have provided to us a place like this to come to express our feelings about BRAVO RHW’s and soooooooo many other personal feelings and opinions safe, knowing nobody is going to attack each other for not agreeing with us?

    Jill is a fool. She will never know what is about friendship like we can share in this space.

    Taylor… do not get me start …. FAKE fake in every sense of the word! Poor fake and lonely Taylor, Shanna, Shana, Ford… whatever… frankenstein Taylor!

    Quincy, Intelligent, generous woman. THUMBS up! Are you for real?

    WSL_ Intelligent, witty, beautiful, good friend, good sister (in my mind… thou)

    Bostoncita_ The most beautiful lady EVER!

    HD_ Intelligent, fast, beautiful human being!

    Error_ Mon amour! Who else could take his place and make us laugh to tears … the only one who could was George Carlin!

    Zipit_ Graceful, elegant, witty, isn’t she like a wild and sophisticated horse by the sea?

    Amber_ Always right, nice and gracious.

    Windy! Oh my Windy, I adore you!

    Sorry if I miss you… Kukulet, Onemore, Vilz, OnemoreMary, Jean, Vincenzo, my gosh I am so drunk and you are too many to mention! I appreciate everyone of you…. I still dislike Jill and Taylor…..

  33. WSL says:

    I herd Foghorn called the Actors Guild & ASKed if she could be interviewed ?
    Remember when Miss B was on the Today show & ill called & demanded to know Why she wasn’t invited ?
    She acts like she was raised in a barn !!!

    I found a site :
    Jill Zarin

    Biography,
    Pictures,
    Videos –

    Famous ? Why ?

    This site says Jill’s Bio. Is
    *Lawrence HS
    *Simmons College
    *Jill is one of the NY house wives
    *she is the principal in the “Zarin Fabrics and Home Furnishings”.
    *end of Bio.

    (Does the above mean the down stairs floor of the fabric store, that closed & is for rent, was ill’s failure) ?

    Next they ask if anyone can contribute to Jill’s bio. (There is nothing, Te He)

    http://people.famouswhy.com/jill_zarin/

  34. overaggression says:

    I don’t post often, but I am back again with another video that I just came across reading the comments on that article someoe linked to at Reality Tea. Someone has cleverly gathered clips of Taylor’s ummm, inconsistencies and posted on Youtube. Haven’t used html tags in a few years, so I hope this works. Fingers crossed…

    Taylor Armstrong Is A Big Fat Liar – The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

    • Katie says:

      This is brilliant thank you for sharing it. I hope where ever Kim is she sees this video.

      • Katie says:

        Taylor = Cedric

        I’m glad Adrienne is smart, unlike Kyle, Lisa and Camille. But I hope Adrienne puts some distance between herself and Taylor. The most telling moment of the reunion is the part they didn’t show yet, the whole Taylor God Mother lie. I hope it’s on tonight because the tension and looks Adrienne shoots Taylor and shown in that video you posted are intense. Taylor sucks!

      • overaggression says:

        @Katie, thank you. I felt so bad the when I posted that information about the godmother video and you asked for the link. So, this time, I was determined to post a link. Thanks for the push to help me to refresh my old html knowledge.

        • Katie says:

          No problem and please post more often. Great stuff and I have not ever seen that clip of all those videos before.

    • DarkSonnet says:

      That is RealCityHousewife’s brilliant compilation of Taylor clips.

    • Mimisfbay says:

      Oh that link worked! It amazes me that these people haven’t a clue. Do they just not get that via the internet, oh, and savvy viewers; we see it all. Taylor you can run but you can’t hide!

    • Sparkles says:

      LOL!!!! Dang that is FUNNY!

      RCH has outdone herself! This is Oscar material in my book. I hope it goes viral!

      • HD says:

        That was great! I loved when they were playing crickets in the background about the godmother thing. What a liar.

  35. WSL says:

    WSL says:
    February 8, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Happy Birthday Brigid !

    Hey, there is still some chocolate birthday cake left up at 2:02

  36. Error404 says:

    OMG so bored! Anywho, at “bag launch” of famous wanna be. Learning so much! Here’s how it happens kids: fauxfamous womanin step and repeat. Random poser dude suddenly just jumps into the frame. Faux famous woman is at first shocked, but as flashes flash she acts all bff withrandom poser dude. Once cameras aredownfaux famous woman turns to poser dude and and asks “I’m sorry, who are you?” and somewhere in a pittsburgh graveyard Andy wharol is laughing his ass off.

  37. Katie says:

    Don’t forget Beverly Lost Footage is on tonight!!!! Watch and come back here to snark.

    This reminder is my good deed for the day. You’re all welcome!

    • Error404 says:

      Don’t remind me! I missed both Glee and RHOBH for this stupid bag launch. I’m really a hermit at heart. 😛

  38. VincenzoNewYork says:

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..The Real Housewives of BH-the lost footage will air in one our on the east coast! I guess it airs at the same time in central time too but @ 9:00PM ct.

    • VincenzoNewYork says:

      Also, this blog seems to be in Central time too!!! All of my posts are posted an hour behind of me. oh well. lol

    • Katie says:

      Yep that’s pretty much how those time zone things work 😉

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        snort and the accents are sold seperately!

        • VincenzoNewYork says:

          lolol…haha.

          • VincenzoNewYork says:

            I meant **hour** lol.
            lol..I really think that the midwestern accent is cute. I like how they pronounce their As. It’s elongated…like haippy. I’m sure if you heard me tawlk you would say that I am the one with the accent lol. haha

    • Kansas Girl says:

      You better get you self home stat! You’ve got 45 minutes.

      What? They won’t let you leave. Time for an emergency. Time for a touch of stomach flu. Quick!

  39. WSL says:

    TLM says:

    February 8, 2011 at 2:46 pm
    I wanted to comment on your ? of why Taylor won’t fix her lips & make them normal.
    I think expecting to reduce her lips is like telling Dolly Parton she should reduce her Boobs.
    Dolly’s over sized boobs & wig don’t look good to anybody but her & she ain’t ever gonna change. Everybody knows the boobs aren’t real but they r her signature look. I think both women know women think they r “gross” but Dolly thinks men like big books & Taylor thinks men like lips !
    Hummm
    Just my opinion

    • nathania says:

      I wonder if the truth for her is kind of somewhere in between what she is saying. Like, she had an implant in her early twenties but had it removed and now she thinks either that it looks bad without fillers or it really does look bad without fillers. Or maybe she can’t have surgery because the coke will interfere with anesthesia.

      P.S of the interview with her talking about domestic violence, is that not the stupidest description of it that anyone has ever heard. Domestic violence is “violent”? Really? “Unnecessary”? You don’t say…I can’t remember the other adjective but she sure didn’t seem like someone who knows a lot about the subject.

      • Kat says:

        Taylor’s hostile behavior includes threats of going Oklahoma on Kim’s azz but I suppose non-domestic violence is acceptable and necessary. While domestic violence is unnecessary and violent,
        I guess her charitable work helps her walk that fine line.

        Taylor breaking the cycle isn’t a slow ride through a park.

  40. tinselkitty says:

    Hi, Quince,

    Sorry for not answering you sooner. I was doing drive-byes last night and forgot to do a second lap. You asked me –

    I’d love to know your opinions on the abrupt change in Bravo’s schedule.

    Honestly, I think this is a case of time mismanagement, perhaps combined with new insights taken from the BH season. I don’t see how they could finish taping and push out a new season within a few weeks of each other. That’s a ton of footage to go through.

    The other thought I had was that something interesting happened in the last few weeks that was more appealing to the story editors than whatever storyline they already had going. I don’t know how they do their editing schedule but if it was me, I’d want to wait until all the film was in the can before sitting down and trying to figure out which way I want to go.

    Now, here’s my question to you. How do I lure a housewife my way? I’m getting jealous of your frequent visits by your namesake. If only I could be sure Taylor has had a chance to see my cowardly little diatribes first hand…

    • Error404 says:

      There is something mighty fishy in Denmark! Ok, so they filmed for months and didn’t once look at rushes and notice it was boring? Yeah right. And so they filmed months of footage of 7 of the most divaish women we’ve ever witnessed, we’re talking women who can’t even take a compliment without being insulted, and somehow it was “drama free”? Yeah right. And somehow, a major cable network that has tons of experience in editing almost countless HW aeries was suddenly taken off guard on how long it tales to edit footage? Yeah right. I wonder if we’ll ever be told the truth.

    • NormaJean says:

      I was thinking the same thing tinselkitty. Maybe something really juicy happened toward the end of filming and now they want to re-edit the beginning to build things up for what will come.

      • quincyil says:

        How did this blog gain the attention of the reality stars? I think Jill Zarin did that for Lynn. She is a complainer and she complained to them about Lynn. I’m sure she sends out email everytime Lynn writes something about one of the housewives, so they look to see how horrible Lynn is. Jill was the one writing to this site. Jill called and upset her daugter so there was a post by an irate Rachel/Allison. Jill jumps up and down on twitter wishing for an “I Love Jill Zarin” blog. Jill started a campaign against Lynn so it’s natural for other housewives to be curious.

        Almost all of the blogs in cyberspace addressed Jill’s behavior in the Third Season of RH NYC. Almost all were negative. The reason this blog has become famous is Jill Zarin needed a specific target as she does on the television show. She likes to isolate and attack. She likes to form alliances to attack “That Girl!” Lynn is this year’s “That Girl!” Jill feels she can do this to a busy housewife in Chicago with impunity. Jill has probably done this to people that she feels are inferior to her all of her life.
        She does not realize that Lynn is not alone. Lynn has this board of strong, intelligent women and men standing with her. So a powerful Manhattanite used to throwing her weight around is upset that her intended victim refused to fall on her knees and agree to do whatever Jill Zarin demanded.

        Jill Zarin is not a vicitm, she is a victimizer. Jill Zarin is not being bullied, she is the bully. Yes, we discuss the behavior of Jill Zarin on this site. That is what Bravo intended when they created the show. The fact that Jill Zarin is frustrated that she can’t control our thoughts is not suprising to me because Jill Zarin lives in her own fantasy world. The philosophers discussed the meaning of “Reality.” Jill Zarin should discuss that subject with James Lipton on his “In the Actor’s Studio.” I’m sure James could quote from the ancients and Jill would want to show her new dress and her twirling on ice to the acting school grad students.

        • quincyil says:

          I remembered that a couple of things happened this fall. Sonja filed Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and was in Europe the week it was announced. Simon quit his job at the hotel out of the blue for some kind of internet job where he has tons of free time on his hand so he can twitter all day long.

          I think the ladies of NYC have a Nene/Kim Season Two Atlanta agreement that they will be “nice” to each other on screen and not bring these embarrassing events into the homes of North America.

          Bravo would suffer a financial loss if they don’t use the NYC film for a show this year, but it would teach the other housewives to be outrageous or you too will be fired.

  41. WSL says:

    Norma Jean !
    Sweet lady !
    I am soooOooo glad
    To see your wonderful name.
    I worried & prayed for us last night. You are a real lady to come and clear up a meaningless misunderstanding.
    I love the fact that you came back with the intention of initiating smiles ! Lots of folks are more interested in being “right” vs being friends.
    This “dust up” is further proof of how our LynnFam is a family.
    You can b sure, the future will bring the need for more, make ups. Norma Jean, you have set a beautiful example of kind reconciliation.
    Norma Jean With you,
    Making up is fun to do !
    Hugs !

    • NormaJean says:

      Awww, thank you WSL for those kind words. I don’t post very often because by the time I figure out how to say what I want to say everyone’s moved on to a new topic and if I try to say something quickly I screw it up, lol. Yesterday was a perfect example!

      Anyway, I’ve been mostly lurking since hubpage days. The first time I posted a former poster that is now known as the rodent (YOU know who I’m referring to) ripped me and another poster a new one for no good reason except that she was in a bad mood. I went back to lurking for the most part until she departed this board and I’m trying again to wade in. I’ll get better at it, I promise!

      By the way, Norma Jean was my mother’s name. She passed away almost 4 years ago and I miss her very much.

  42. FlowerPower (no longer StillaWallflower) says:

    Sorry if this is a little lame, but I was on Facebook and this status update is making the rounds. It resonated with me, but also made me think it’s good advice for some of our favorite (and not so favorite) Housewives. Just thought I’d share:

    There comes a time in life when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good. So, love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of LIFE … Getting back up is LIVING ~ Re-post if you agree

  43. WSL says:

    I LMAO to learn that Foghorn asked to b on the Actors Studio !
    She is like the ugly man who asks 1000 models out, gets rejected by 999 but 1 model eventually says yes. Pathetic.
    Remember how Foghorn called the Today Show & demanded to know why Bethany was invited & she wasn’t.
    iLL is in a league of her own. It’s the league of A$$ Holes. Now that’s something FogHorn could collect $$$ for membership in to the Jill Zarin League of A$$ Holes !

    Jill Zarin
    Biography,
    Pictures,
    Videos –

    Famous ? Why ?

    This site says Jill’s Bio. Is
    *Lawrence HS
    *Simmons College
    *Jill is one of the house wives
    *she is the principal in the “Zarin Fabrics and Home Furnishings”.
    *end of Bio.

    (Does the above mean the down stairs floor of the fabric store, that closed & is for rent, was ill’s failure) ?

    Next they ask if can u contribute to Jill’s bio. (There is nothing, Te He)

    http://people.famouswhy.com/jill_zarin/

  44. Crisanna says:

    I was just watching the Reunion shows waiting on the lost footage and something occurred to me. What happened to the teaser that the reunion would have someone lose their temper that we wouldn’t expect? I never saw anyone lose their cool.

  45. justanothermary says:

    Am I the only one bugged by the fact that Adrianne thrusts one hip out whenever she poses. It seems to be a thing for her and it’s really strange. Makes her look deformed.

  46. vilzvet says:

    Yay! Jiggy runs!! Run, run for the hills! Where you can be naked all the time!

    • Katie says:

      I’m so pissed so much time is being spent on that dam dog.
      I want to see more human HW stuff that they did not show.

  47. oh God, that crib scene was ridiculous –

    • Katie says:

      I was hoping for more content, the 15 minutes of the dam dog was way too much.

      • nathania says:

        that was absolutely ridiculous, I agree.

        I have to wonder, also, if Lisa has really done any serious investigation as to what IN THE HOUSE is making her dog sick. I have read about so many of these cases being due to carpet, or other environmental factors the dog is allergic to.

        It might be that the dog is weirded out by being dressed every day and not being allowed to be much of a dog.

        • vilzvet says:

          I actually learned alot when that was shown…when she told off the lady who called in, that Jiggy NEEDS to be covered because of his baldness. Most of the time the clothing looks soft and comfy, except for the rhinestone get-up last night could have annoyed him. Poor thing!

    • Katie says:

      I kept thinking the crib was going to break (this is not a jab at Kyle at all I think she’s thin)

    • Kansas Girl says:

      It must be a big crib for her to fit in so easily.

      • DarkSonnet says:

        That is a convertible crib. They convert to a double bed (with the addition of a double sized mattress) when the crib is outgrown.

        They are super sturdy and I have seen salespeople demo how strong they are by climbing into the display models.

        That said, I never expected to see Kyle climb into one and lay down. She couldn’t find another solution for her child? No one else could watch her? That was ridiculous.

        • yes, that was ridiculous. who runs the show in that
          house? clearly not Kyle.

          • vilzvet says:

            Absurd!! It kinda of gave me flashbacks, LOL, of kids who did not like to go bed and you of course have to be firm as the parent. There was a freakin’ PARTY going on and cameras in the room, for Lord’s sake. Portia is completely indulged for Kyle to resort to doing that.

  48. LynnNChicago says:

    http://www.hollywoodnews.com/2011/02/08/housewives-of-dcs-salahis-crash-super-bowl-suite/

    Salahi’s aren’t done crashing..this time Dallas Cowboys Owners box at the Superbowl

    • Katie says:

      No way! I can’t even deal with them. I wish we could send them away.

      • Mimisfbay says:

        Like prison? Wishful thinking unfortunately. If they didn’t end up in the slammer after the White House fiasco…

        Thanks Lynn, after your fab podcast I was reminded of the disgusting duo. Now I know that they are still up to the same old, same old.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Why didn’t they just go to the White House and watch the superbowl with the president?

    • California35 says:

      So no joke, wow this people don’t learn.

      I’m glad they won’t be on HW of DC – they probably will try to crash the filming though, soBravo better be prepared lol

    • nathania says:

      I don’t think they are even capable of change. This is all they know how to do and be.

      If they think they will ever be ‘forgotten’ enough to crash anywhere after this, they are so wrong.

      • HD says:

        I am disgusted. Who does this?! I have never crashed any event. I cannot believe people do this and they just KEEP doing it. And then posted it on Twitter. Why in the hell would they know Jerry Jones?! And they think they are so slick with that “let’s pose for a picture” crap. Anyone can take a picture. They use this to act like they know these people. They disgust me.

  49. Katie says:

    I can’t believe they didn’t include the whole reunion God Mother lie and tension between Adrienne and Taylor.

    • i guess they figure we saw it all on website? or maybe clip was for web only?
      -i thought the same thing

      • DarkSonnet says:

        Maybe it was saved for the second part that will be shown next week??

        • i thought next week was just the dinner-

        • ches says:

          Is there a second part next week? I thought it was just the lost footage of the dinner from hell. I noticed they didn’t really show any of Taylor’s lies and dysfunction. I thought I missed it.

          • nathania says:

            yep, that is probably the most astounding moment of the whole damn season.

            I think they absolutely should have cut out Taylor’s comments about Kim’s “state of mind” especially since there is that youtube video of Taylor drunk and most probably coked up out of her mind, from the looks of her eyes, lol.

            Why Andy wants to protect Taylor…if I had to guess I would say that she’s the most relatable person to him. She’s a typical midwestern kid. or was. Not a child star from a famous family, not super rich, not married to a famous actor. To him, Taylor was ‘just folks’ I suppose, and I have the feeling she became his pet. Andy has to have come from severe dysfunction being that he has a magnetic pull to and respect for the sickest muchacha in the room most of the time. I bet his mother was a Mommie Dearest type.

            It’s sad to me, because despite what the truth is about Kim and her drinking, Taylor and Kyle made sure to destroy Kim with it. The damage is done, the secret is out (true in the minds of the public whether it’s true in real life). If I were Kim, I’d go on Celebrity Rehab just to spite Kyle, and fling all the damn skeletons out of the closet. Turnabout is fair-play. She could even go as a love addict and/or codependent, trying to heal from ‘destructive family relationships.

    • Crisanna says:

      And what is with this psychic? Hello? Anyone could do a google on Kim Richards and find out she knew two Johns? They are playing it like Kim is an unknown person and the psychic was extraordinary in her reading. I could have done that.

      • Katie says:

        That’s for sure. Plus Kyle has probably told that psychic everything already. I don’t get the whole psychic thing, these two need a good shrink not a psychic.

        • Crisanna says:

          I know. I don’t remember what blog it was, but they referred to Kyle bringing “mom in a box” to the reading. They really seem to take it very seriously. If they only would see a counselor and take it that seriously. Kyle rejected THAT suggestion flat out when Adrienne suggested it, though.

      • DarkSonnet says:

        Actually I had the feeling that they were all playing us.

      • Katie says:

        For a mother who seemed to mess these two up they sure do seem to worship her (walking around with a box of ashes, hair, pictures) Part of that scene was like two little girls looking for mom’s approval and love, kind of sad.

        • Kansas Girl says:

          And Kim said she felt comforted to know the people who had died are with her. She misses her mother.

          I was also amazed that Kyle said something about raising her kids or being with her kids all the time, just like her mother. It seems to me the mother was both overly controlling and exposing them to far more than they should have seen. She doesn’t seem like she was a good mother. Tho I can see how these girls would not understand that and idolize her.

          • vilzvet says:

            Oh no, speaking of bad moms, you’re reminding me of that awful Oprah show yesterday, those poor girls.

  50. i did enjoy Kyle flippin out on the drunk lady.

  51. WSL says:

    If some woman,drunk or not,
    Was hanging on WSM’s neck;
    he wouldn’t need me to remove her. He would remove her himself.
    In fairness to Kyle, I think the woman,she pulled off her husband,was a PARTY CRASHER.
    I would remove a party crasher.
    (Very tacky & disrespectful)
    The Salami’s were removed from crashing by security !

    • California35 says:

      I agree and ditto about my BF and me. Actually, if this happened I am sure he would do something about. let’s just hope we are not in that situation though 😛

    • nathania says:

      yes, I found that very strange too.

      I don’t think this is the first time Kyle has acted like this.

      This situation was for Mario to defuse and he did not do so…the more I see of this kind of behavior from Kyle the more clear it is she is very much a bully who enjoys this kind of thing.

      Mario stood there and allowed her to be embarassed at her own party…I didn’t see a whole lot of resistance from her.

  52. California35 says:

    Good night Lynn, I just hear the interview with Cat. When I first saw how long it was I was concern it would be too long, and then I didn’t even notice it that long at all. I also like the interview about you (before Cat). You do help Bravo, I want to stop watching some of the housewives, but then I read the decals from you and end up watching at least one episode of the season. As fas as Cat, I am still interested in her. I know she said some things that were rude on the show, but I found them funny and was not offended (I mean there are worst things said on the HW shows). I was interested to know more about her, and I looked into getting her book when I heard about it. It wasn’t available, and now because of your interview I know that was because she revised it to be on her style :-). I’m looking forward to it, and will look for it.

    I didn’t think I would make this post this long, any ways have a good night.

    Looking forward to your next blog and next interview 🙂

    • California35 says:

      Correction -Recaps not decals. As far not as fas.

      Also meant to day that I watch other shows on Bravo that if not for your blog (recaps and posters), I wouldn’t even know about.

  53. WSL says:

    Nite All

  54. Noelle says:

    @ZipitZ-
    About a month ago I posted a msg to you re: the Opera Co. of Philadelphia random mall rendition of “Hallelujah” YouTube video (that you originally posted here and re-posted per my request.) I would have never heard/seen that video had you not posted it. That video gave me goosebumps and brought me to tears…in a beautiful way. I felt the need to share.
    My nephew is in the army and doing his 3rd tour in Afghanistan. He is proud to serve his country and far wise beyond his 23+ years. He truly dumbfounds me and leaves me speechless. He’s amazing and I am one proud Auntie!
    When I sent his care package this year, I included the video you posted here(went on YouTube and downloaded, by way of cellphones.) The feedback from him was/is pure joy! I know what I felt while seeing the video…..I am just so grateful/happy he was able to see some good in the conditions that feel like Hell to him right now!
    He shared this video with many and the feedback is phenomenal! I thank you Zipit( I believe you stated you’re an army brat or of roots of an army upbringing)for bringing this video to our attention.

    XOXO

  55. Noelle says:

    @ZipIt-Other than the heartfelt reason above.., I’m fully aware of you’re condescending and nasty remarks regarding: me, the size of my family and my Mom… made by you about a month ago….(my Mom read here then, not now.)
    To that I say ….Go Kick Rocks…Ms. Happy! (Where that comment of yours was deleted…go figure.) that’s my last comment you.

  56. HD says:

    I wasn’t into the reunion that much, watched some parts and not others. Can anyone tell me did they show they dinner fully or more parts of it?

    I know…I am always tardy for the party. 🙂

    • vilzvet says:

      No, nothing new, that is being saved for next week.

      • HD says:

        There’s another show next week? Dang they are milking this season for all that it is worth. Will only the dinner be shown?

        • quincyil says:

          Because they have no NYC show. I think they probably planned a lead up to NYC and had to cancel it.

          I don’t believe that they needed months to edit the show. Last Oct. there were rumors that the producers asked Bethenny to come on to the show for six episodes. She refused. I think Jill played the role of good girl and none of the other ladies stepped forward to be the bad guy. What they have is boring as hell.

          The idea above in the board’s discussion that something interesting happened in the end and they are reworking the show has merit. Whatever they put together and had in the can was not acceptible to Andy Cohen and Bravo.

          I do believe that one real housewife show can affect another. NJ got violent and then Atlanta got violent.

          BH could be affecting NYC and NYC looked boring after watching BH. Maybe, none of the NYC ladies would go into a bathtub and have their naked breast on the internet or national TV like Tamara Barney. No one in New York tossed a table, choked someone, or threw a drink in someone’s face.

          Again, I think that Bravo had the Ramona racist tweet and the Countess won’t let them use it. Honestly, this happened at the end. I think this is the event in question.

          • klmh says:

            I was hoping they would put the footage the “godmother” issue with Adrienne and Taylor in last night. I don’t think the clip was doctored, but I would like to see it in their real time, just to be sure. That could be such an important ah-ha moment.
            Maybe they will put it in the dinner footage next week.

            • AZ Girl says:

              There is a link up-thread that has a youtube video of Taylor and the “godmother” comment. Taylor mentioned many times on the show and off during interviews.

              Taylor Armstrong Is A Big Fat Liar – The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

        • vilzvet says:

          I just went and checked the schedule: it’s coming up first at 9 p.m. EST this Friday, with many repeats after. “Dinner Party from Hell Producer’s Cut” is the title.

          • HD says:

            So it comes on Friday? Thank goodness. That was the really the only interesting part of the season for me and ironically the person I was most intrigued by was Allison.

  57. WindyCityWondering says:

    Lost footage? More like leftovers for viewers and ad revenue for Bravo. What a total waste of time!

  58. Monex says:

    Well the third season of The Real Housewives of New York City ended last night and Jill Zarin who was one of the women at the center of all of the fighting for the last few weeks has had some time to reflect on all the craziness that went down this season. And mom that she is she seems to be using her experiences at as a teachable moment for herself.

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