I Hate Jill Zarin The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Lost Footage Feb 9, 2011
They could have left this footage “lost” as far as I’m concerned, what a disappointment! Considering the season was pretty good especially for a first season, unless Giggy the dog was your favorite housewife, this lost footage episode had little to offer.
There are better clips on Bravotv.com than they showed on the lost footage episode, where was the clip of Taylor being caught in a lie? Taylor told the world in several interviews that Adrienne Maloof was her daughter’s Godmother but at the reunion Adrienne kindly broke it to us that she was not Kennedy’s Godmother leaving Taylor swinging in the breeze and Adrienne clearly furious having been put in that position. THAT is what we want to see on the Lost Footage episode Bravo! Here it is if you haven’t seen it yet.
Almost half the show was devoted to Lisa Vanderpump’s dog Giggy. We saw the little guy getting a bath, and visiting the vet. We saw Lisa’s reaction to an email from the dog’s breeder telling Lisa that the dog should be put down because it was suffering. We heard Lisa’s interviews describing Giggy’s illness and medications that he was taking. I know that Andy Cohen was a huge fan of Giggy, but this was ridiculous.
With the exception of one clip, this was the most boring Lost Footage Episode ever!
Andy opened the lost footage episode by asking the question, Just how rich are these women? Camille Grammer described Beverly Hills residents as, “Rich beyond comprehension.” I’d like to take a shot at comprehending it. Adrienne Maloof explained that there is a pecking order in Beverly Hills, it is based on “the size of your home, the car that you drive and the toys that you play with.”
After seeing the size of Adrienne’s home, I’d say she’s pretty high up in the pecking order. The ladies all then tried to walk it back a bit and Lisa explained that she has to work and has bills to pay just like the rest of us, Camille tried to calm the critics of her four nannies. The Grammers are a busy couple and at times have to go out with little notice, having a nanny there makes it possible for them to live their busy lives. Camille even used Kelsey’s heart attack as an example of how convenient it is to have a nanny with them at all times, even when traveling.
We get it, you all have a ridiculous amount of money, talking about cutting back by traveling in commercial planes as opposed to flying private doesn’t make me feel for you.
I noticed that Taylor stayed out of the “How rich are the Gotrocks?” conversation but definitely chimed in when talking about plastic surgery. Andy went around the reunion couches asking each Housewife what work they’ve had done. Not one of them admitted to having a facelift, sorry don’t believe that. Kyle admitted to having her nose done, botox and fillers. Lisa admitted to botox and fillers as well. Taylor had lip implants, breast implants and botox. She later admitted to fillers when she remembered that they filmed Adrienne’s husband taking a syringe to her face.
Camille noted that she’s had lip implants but had them removed and of course her breast implants and botox. Kyle told Andy that no one would be interested in all of this plastic surgery stuff if they weren’t in Beverly Hills. Bzzzzzzz wrong again Kyle! Apparently she doesn’t watch the other housewives shows because it is featured in every franchise of the Housewives from New Jersey to Orange County. There is nothing special about Beverly Hills and Plastic Surgery!
There was a nice, albeit it dull scene with Camille Grammer and her friend DeDe on the beach in Hawaii, but again, there was another clip of these two ladies in Hawaii on Bravotv.com that would have fit right in, yet it wasn’t aired. DeDe has apparently had a rough year financially and Camille told the world on the show that she had helped her, given her a place to live (in one of her 17 houses) and a car to drive. Camille clearly took care of her friend in her time of need. The scene shown during the lost footage episode was sweet and showed the two friends crying and hugging with thanks from DeDe for all that Camille had done for her.
The scene that failed to appear on last night’s lost footage also discussed Camille helping her friend but included Camille referring to herself as “Jesus” due to her generosity.
I agree with Bravo, it was nice to see DeDe thanking Camille and the two ladies crying and hugging, a softer side of Camille but why not show both clips? We could have used less Giggy and more of the Housewives.
Bravo shared a clip that we’d already seen on the show, it wasn’t lost footage at all but aired during the season and made Kim Richards look like a bumbling idiot. It was an interview spot with Kim explaining an encounter with the paparazzi while she happened to be with her niece Paris Hilton. As Kim explained it, the press were giving Paris an education on her aunt’s popularity and Paris was objecting to her Aunt Kim getting more attention than she was getting. Kim’s storytelling skills leave a lot to be desired and the whole thing made Kim look petty and silly, for a second time.
During the season we saw the scene as Kyle Richards visits her psychic along with her mother’s ashes but the bonus footage includes Kim Richards joining Kyle but only bringing a photo of her mother. As Kim explains to the viewer that she is smarter than any psychic and doesn’t give her any clues or extra information, then we watch as Kim gives the psychic clues and extra information. Once again we hear that more people in Los Angeles have psychic’s than anywhere else in the world. Yet every other Housewives series have featured a psychic of one type or another. Kyle, you’re not as unique as you think you are.
A very long and dull scene included Kyle and her family visiting Lisa and Ken at their home and while the men played some tennis, the ladies prepared lunch. Lisa explains that she wishes she had had another child as she watches Kyle with her little one Portia and Kyle presents Lisa with a framed photograph of Portia in the pink dress that Lisa had given to Portia for her birthday.
Another dull scene meant to underscore that Adrienne cannot cook shows her preparing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches without any jelly and struggling to cut the crust off for her children.
We were given access to more footage of Camille and Kelsey attending the Tony Awards, very awkward discussions as Camille congratulates her husband, says she loves him and admits to missing him. Kelsey’s responses of “I understand” and “Thank you” are completely inappropriate for a husband to say to his wife as she pours her heart out to him and Kelsey’s look of panic was painful to watch. Knowing he was being filmed yet clearly not wanting to give Camille any false hope for the marriage, Kelsey looked like he would rather be having root canal surgery than sitting next to his wife having this uncomfortable conversation. The couple were relieved when finally joined by some friends to cut the tension.
The best scenes of the night took place at Kyle’s White Party. Watching Kyle struggle to get her 2-year old to sleep so that she could enjoy her party were actually pretty funny. The child fell asleep in her arms and as any mother will tell you, when you put the child into her crib she immediately looks like she’s had 3 cups of coffee and the eyes pop open as she starts to cry. Kyle rolling herself right into Portia’s crib next to her was hysterical, she looked like a frustrated caged animal as she lay there while her daughter is standing in the crib crying. That scene was worth the price of admission.
Note to Kyle, at next year’s White Party, why not hire a babysitter to care for the child during the evening portion of the party.
Kyle explained to viewers that she was an actress but quit to become a mother, she noted that she could always go back to acting anytime she wanted to but being a mother is more important. Kyle implied that each time she was rejected in some way (by a casting director maybe?) she would have a baby, fulfilling her in a whole different way. I think it is pretty presumptuous of Kyle to assume she could put the word out that she wants to act again and would immediately be accepted and handed a role. We watched as Kim, who was a much bigger star than Kyle, struggle to get acting work. Acting isn’t a typical career that one could just walk right back into after raising a family.
Even better though, at the same White Party, Kyle watches as a large blonde drunk woman draped herself around Kyle’s husband Maricio and began to whisper into his ear asking him if his wife “takes care of him”. Maricio looks perfectly happy with the attention but Kyle begins to try to rip this woman off of her husband screaming, “Get off of my husband”. It was really funny watching everyone around them witness Kyle freaking out, the blonde woman stumbling around knowing full well that if she had gotten off of Maricio there was a good chance she would fall down and right into the pool. Drunk people are funny!
I personally would have handled it completely different, I would have watched closely to see how that little scene played out and just how far this woman would go hitting on the birthday boy. More importantly, I’d like to see how the polite but happily married Maricio would handle the situation. I would have let it play out just a bit longer to see how it would turn out, Kyle interrupted the show just as it was getting good. How would you have handled that if you were Maricio’s wife?
Extremely disappointing lost footage episode Bravo, you could have simply put some of these clips of Giggy on your web site and included the better clips of Taylor’s lies and Camille’s Jesus complex on the show. Yes Andy, we all love Giggy, but comeon! There you have it, the lost footage.
Next week will feature Camille’s dinner party from hell with the evil Allison Dubois harassing the housewives. We’re told it was a four hour shoot and we’d only seen a small portion, most likely we’ve already seen the best portions but we’ll have to wait and see. Bravo did this with the table flip dinner party on The Real Housewives of New Jersey and we learned nothing new and saw nothing more exciting than we’d already seen, so I’m not expecting a whole lot from this show. Bravo will air the Dinner Party From Hell next Tuesday at 10pm/9pm Central Time.
A few tweets from last night:
@SonjaTMorgan: ! Ha Ha! Manolo in ur eye???
@SonjaTMorgan: TO: @KyleRichards18. OMG in 5 mins ur life my flashback. Getting the baby to sleep and then throwing women out trying to hit on my husband!
As some of you may know, Kelly Bensimon recently changed her Twitter name, creating a fiasco over a simple name change, Kelly started a whole new account for her new @KKBensimon name rather than just changing her old @Kikilet to the new name. Simon VanKempen helped her to fix the mess and last night she tweeted to him:
@kkbensimon TO @simonvankempen. You were right. These crazy cyber jerks are all over my old name
Kelly is responding to what we all knew would happen, another Twitter member snatched up her old name (@Kikilet) the minute Kelly abandoned it and has been tweeting using Kelly’s old name. The whole thing is hysterical and was unnecessary, had Kelly simply asked a question about the best way to change her name, none of this would have happened.
Note to Kelly: DUH!
Don’t miss the genius Real City Housewife’s latest offering that includes a brilliant montage of Taylor Armstrong and is more entertaining than the entire Lost Footage episode that Bravo aired last night.
Taylor Armstrong Is A Big Fat Liar: http://t.co/jQtwP6A
While you’re there, visit her “I love Jill Zarin” and “Taylor Armstrong BS Blog” both hysterical!
An update on Real Old Housewife who had been threatened with a lawsuit over some of her blogs and comments, you can read her response to the threat here:
Dear Ms. Granatell http://bit.ly/9kpLCC
I have to give Real Old Housewife a big “Bravo” here for her bravery, spunk and for sticking to her guns! Trying to pressure her into deleting entire blogs and the comments was concerning and I think many of us who host blogs were watching with fascination to see how this would play out. A cease and desist letter is nothing to take lightly but I admire that Real Old Housewife is refusing to cave to this horrible woman‘s demands.
I know I will be keeping an eye on this story and supporting Real Old Housewife in any way I can. I’m here for you!
You go girl!
My latest Reality Buzz podcast was released yesterday including an interview with Cat Ommanney of The Real Housewives of DC:
REALITY BUZZ with LYNN HUDSON; http://tinyurl.com/CATfromDC
Until Next Time….