I Hate Jill Zarin The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – The Dinner Party From Hell
Bravo owns me, they really do. There’s another hour of my life paid to the Network from hell watching the Dinner Party From Hell, all for the sin of Reality TV.
There was no new information here, we just saw a few extra shots of tables being set, cocktails being poured into buckets, and insults being hurled. We saw a lot more Faye Resnick than necessary, unlike Allison Dubois, Faye agreed to be interviewed for this very special heartwarming episode.
I did catch a few things that I missed the first time, Kim and Taylor’s argument started as Kim was talking to someone else and Taylor attacked her. That makes the scenes showing Kyle blaming Kim for “starting a fight with Taylor” even more special for the sisters.
Kyle brought Faye Resnick for a few reasons, not the least of which was because Faye knew the entire story about what had happened in New York, but surely Kyle knew that Faye wasn’t a wallflower, she knew Faye would stand up to anyone who attacked Kyle. She also knew that Faye had a cool phone with direct internet access to Camille Grammer’s naked photos.
It was very gallant of Kyle to take the heat for searching out those naked photos and showing them to everyone in the limo. Once again the power of …video cameras, those sneaky video cameras that had been in Kyle’s face for months prove Kyle to be a liar as we watched Faye do the honors. Kyle simply thought after watching the season play out to the end, and that scene in the limo had been cut, she was safe to take the blame at the reunion for the naked photos. Oops, Kyle forgot about lost footage and Bravo’s love for full hour dinner parties being aired. Kyle had not seen those photos before, that was obvious. When Lisa tried to take a peak, Kyle snatched it away to get an even closer look.
Camille didn’t fess up to having Allison there as a human shield and battering ram. Allison, with the style and grace of a Mack truck attacked Kyle and Faye with such clever zingers as “you’ve got two legs, last time we checked”. It was Taylor’s brilliant interview trying to decipher Allison’s comment that was a thing of beauty.
Taylor asked if there was a dead person under the table cutting off people’s legs. Am I really sitting here watching this on TV?
Obviously producers interviewed the dinner guests again after they had a chance to watch the footage as those that left the dinner party were commenting on what was said by the three left behind. Camille was also free to comment on the childish behavior of the ladies in the limo after they left her house. Camille called the porno party in the limo a “set up”, I am not sure what she means by that since the evening was planned by Camille. Camille thought she was off the hook, by season end the subject of her porno hadn’t come up but damn it all for those lost footage episodes. They’ll bite ya in the butt every time.
When the genius with the electronic cigarette, that Kim thought was a movie prop, was pushed to give Lisa a reading, Adrienne noted that it seemed canned. Those of us that don’t believe that Allison could read a comic book, let alone a person, know that when the subject of the reading opens the door, the psychic runs with it. Lisa asked about her Grandmother leading the crazy lady to believe that Lisa may have been raised by her Grandmother, all the alcohol she was tossing back must have been throwing her off of her game.
One of my favorite lines has to be Allison answering Lisa’s statement that her Grandmother was liberal and open, “This isn’t about politics” said the brilliant Allison. I think the entire table gulped back a giggle on that one, even Camille.
Kim leaned over and whispered to Adrienne, “Welcome to New York”. The only one who wasn’t drinking made a funny.
We watched again as Taylor demanded that Adrienne stand up and put a stop to the madness. I still don’t really understand why Taylor thought that Adrienne would or even could put an end to the fight.
Taylor’s standing and screaming “Enough! Enough!” finally did end the party, yet the bickering continued as they all got up to leave.
Allison Dubois made a complete and utter fool of herself, her hand gestures that Faye Resnick described as that of a truck driver and worthy of the trailer park really would have caused Luann Manners to faint dead on the floor. Just for good measure Allison added the double middle finger salute in case anyone missed the jerking off hand gesture.
Camille, DeDe and Allison left at the dinner table on their own after the Fab Five departed and Kim tripped her way out the door, took everything to a whole new level and that level was decidedly down in the toilet.
Allison should never drink if that is the way that she acts, Camille warned us that she likes to hit below the belt when she consumes alcohol but this was so far below the belt, it took them out at the knees.
Allison knows when they will die and what will happen to their families, can’t wait for their children to go missing so that they can come crawling back to her for those cracker-jack psychic abilities and she loves that about herself. What?
Allison and Camille managed to get in a few laughs at the expense of Kyle’s husband Maricio, insinuating he’s having an affair with the nanny. Kyle told us she didn’t have a nanny so I guess that puts an end to that rumor, it isn’t possible for a man to have an affair unless they employ a nanny apparently. In reality it seems as though Maricio is an unlikely candidate to be having an affair and just maybe Camille was hit in the face by karma as her own husband, Kelsey Grammer was probably lying next to his mistress as Camille’s party raged on.
DeDe managed to get a word in as Allison guzzled down another cocktail, she noted that Taylor was not Camille’s friend. Doesn’t miss a thing, that DeDe. Camille interviewed that Taylor had given her inside information in New York and said that the other housewives were all going to gang up on poor Camille. Taylor had to ensure that Kyle was all hers with no other distractions so Taylor loved that Kyle and Camille continued to do battle.
Did they really expect the snake Taylor to come forward and defend Camille as her new best friend Kyle was being attacked? Not a chance! DeDe chimed in that these women were not Camille’s “friends” and Allison added “they can’t even spell friends”. Through the miracle of Bravo’s editing, we then see Kyle spelling the word “friends” and Taylor apparently really couldn’t spell friends, so she spelled, “crazy”. Taylor did so well on her spelling bee that someone gave her a set of those big fat red wax lips from the goodie box.
Another great interaction had Allison and Camille noting what Kelsey would have done if he had been there. Their assumption that Kelsey would kick everyone out of the house is an interesting one. Somehow I picture Fraser Crane allowing his dad to live in his Seattle condo for years without kicking him out and his ex-wife Lillith walking all over him. Yea, I think Fraser most likely would have popped some popcorn or enjoyed the show with a brandy before even considering kicking anyone out.
Throughout the episode Camille and Allison insisted that this wasn’t a set up, that Allison had no idea about the previous battle in New York and that Camille didn’t choose her as a dinner guest because of her vicious nature when drinking alcohol. Do you suppose Bravo producers bought Camille a lovely set of glasses the size of your head as a gift upon arriving at Camille’s dinner party?
I will admit that both Lisa and Kyle pushed Allison for “readings”, to the point where Kyle actually joked that she should bring out her credit card. When both Camille and Allison politely told the group that there would be no readings, Allison was off the clock and present as a dinner guest and not the evening’s entertainment, the ladies should have let it go. We know that both Lisa and Kyle have psychic’s of their own so why push?
I believe that both Lisa and Kyle wanted to out this woman as a fake, a phony and a fraud. They both pay the real deal to tell their future but Allison had to be tested, of course she failed miserably and then proceeded to rip Kyle apart. Camille noted that Allison must have been picking up her vibe when informing Kyle that she’s more comfortable around men and that her husband will never emotionally fulfill her. Even after the crowd departed, Allison continued her take on Kyle insinuating that her husband is less than faithful, once again, Camille’s fate comes out of Allison’s mouth.
In other housewives news: Real Housewives of Orange County news, Slade Smiley’s son appeared on Glee last night:
Gretchen Rossi tweeted:
@GretchenRossi: Ahhh Grayson was the kid that came running up to Matt Morrison!! How cute is he!
@GretchenRossi: Ahhh that was so so sweet with all the kids on Glee! Makes u really realize what is important in life!
Umm…Paying child support is kind of important. Just sayin’
Thank you to HD from our blog who pointed out this photo, HD said:
Upthread Kellita mentioned Faye and her look. Faye is a woman that is trying to run from herself.
Scroll down to the third post and see Faye and Nicole pic together. I think that will explain why she looks the way she looks now.
It appears as though Faye has had some work done, no?
Dina Manzo Tweeted a photo of herself with Alex McCord and Sonja Morgan with the caption:“New” New York Housewife? What do you think?
You don’t want to know what I think, moving on…
Speaking of the New York Housewives, Rachel Ray featured our old friends, Sonja, Alex, Luann, Jill, Ramona and Kelly. They mentioned the new housewife Cindy Barshop briefly but apparently they want to keep her as a surprise for viewers so she wasn’t making the talk show rounds.
Rachel Ray didn’t just allow the ladies to sit and relax to talk up the show, they each had to present a helpful tip. The tips ranged from lame to stupid and while I really like Sonja Morgan, she was acting like a Housewife on Steroids, spinning and jumping around the stage as she demonstrated how to install a fake hair piece onto your head. Luann, ever the table manners and etiquette queen, reminded us that you should make the “ok” sign with your fingers to figure out where your glasses should be and where your side/bread plate should be. Thank goodness Luann came along when she did because I almost put my wine glass on the wrong side of my plate, oh the horror!
Kelly Bensimon rehashed her brilliant stuffed animal chair, for those of us who have already seen where her stuffed animals go to die it was quite dull. Rachel did her best to sound enthusiastic about Kelly’s helpful tip but you could see it was a struggle. I’m sure it wouldn’t be traumatic for a child to see you take a staple gun to the head of their beloved stuffed animal.
Jill taught us what runway models have known for years, double sided sticky tape typically used to hold men’s hairpiece’s in place can be used to make sure you don’t have a Janet Jackson or Brittney Spears moment and show your goodies in a wardrobe malfunction.
Alex’s tip was a bit disappointing, I know she can do better but when having a dinner party, she puts a collapsible colander in the bottom of the ice bucket so water is collected and the ice stays…well ice.
Probably the best tip of the day was Ramona, believe it or not. Staring a business with just $50 sounded insane but Ramona described how to get yourself a Tax ID number, create a web site and open a business bank account. Well done Ramona! Another great tip would be to put that $50 bill you’re waving around right back in your wallet.
Expect to see the New York Housewives making the talk show rounds in the next few weeks as they continue to try to build excitement around Season Four coming up this spring on Bravo.
Bethenny is working on a new Work Out Video, she posted a behind the scenes video of the making of her new offering:
@Bethenny: Shooting my “skinnygirl workout” dvd today! I incorporated all of your comments,desires&ideas!
Until Next Time…..